Oferta de doctorado salvaje sobre monitorización de mamíferos carnívoros (Maine, USA) ~ Bioblogia.net

10 de septiembre de 2016

Oferta de doctorado salvaje sobre monitorización de mamíferos carnívoros (Maine, USA)

A PhD graduate assistantship is available to work in Alessio Mortelliti’s lab (http://alessiomortelliti.weebly.com/) focusing on developing large-scale optimal monitoring protocols for Mesocarnivores (target species are the American marten and the Fisher but data on other species will also be collected). The project is a collaboration between the University of Maine and the Maine Dept. of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife. The main goal is to develop an occupancy-based large-scale monitoring protocol based on camera-trapping surveys. This will include conducting winter and summer field surveys in northern Maine across a gradient of land-use change (i.e forestry practices).

The ideal candidate would have a strong passion for field work, strong quantitative skills, willingness to work under harsh conditions (i.e., extreme cold) and ability to work with multiple stakeholders. Experience with occupancy models (i.e., unmarked package for R), working in remote areas, and with snowmobiles would be an advantage. Candidates must have a valid driver's license and a clean driving record. The assistantship position includes a full PhD. stipend, 50% of the student health insurance, and tuition paid for the graduate program at the University of Maine. Expected start date January 2016.

If you are interested please send (as one pdf file): 1) curriculum vitae including list of publications and GRE scores (if available), 2) unofficial transcripts (undergraduate and MS), 3) a personal statement describing research and career goals to Dr. Alessio Mortelliti (alessio.mortelliti@maine.edu). Applications will be reviewed beginning September 15, 2016.

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