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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