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    Grad Assistantship available at UA

    posted Sept 12, 2012
    Ph.D. or M.S. Assistantship, Grassland Birds, University of Arizona
    Grassland Restoration and Nesting Songbirds,

    School of Natural Resources and the Environment, University of Arizona

    A research assistantship is available to support a Ph.D. (preferred) or M.S.
    student interested in investigating effects of efforts to restore
    semi-desert grasslands in southern Arizona on density and nesting success of
    songbirds.

    Since 2006, biologists from the Bureau of Land Management and its partners
    have been applying fire and mechanical methods to reduce the influence of
    mesquite invasion into semi-desert grasslands on the Las Cienegas National
    Conservation Area.  We have surveyed birds in this area since 2005.
    Information on this beautiful and biologically diverse area is available
    here:

    http://www.blm.gov/az/st/en/prog/blm_special_areas/ncarea/lascienegas.html

    - Requirements:
    For Ph.D: M.S. degree in Wildlife, Zoology, Ecology or related field
    For M.S:  B.S. degree in Wildlife, Zoology, Ecology or related field
    Minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.25

    - Beneficial Experience:
    Strong field identification skills, some experience (or strong interest) in
    quantitative approaches to population ecology.  Strong work ethic, good
    verbal and written communication skills, and ability to work independently.

    - Support:
    stipend, which includes a waiver of out-of-state tuition (but not fees) for
    at least 2.5 years.
    - Start Date: January 2013
    - Deadline for materials: 22 October 2012

    - To Apply:
    Submit via email (steidl@ag.arizona.edu<mailto:steidl@ag.arizona.edu>) a
    letter of interest, resume, transcripts, and GRE scores (unofficial are
    fine), and names, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses of three references
    to:
      Bob Steidl
      School of Natural Resources and the Environment
      University of Arizona
      325 Biological Sciences East
      Tucson, Arizona 85721

    More info: steidl@ag.arizona.edu<mailto:steidl@ag.arizona.edu> or
    520-626-3164
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