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  • Graduate Student Needed for project on Migrating Songbirds

    Claire Ramos
    • Employer: Colorado State University - Pueblo
      Location: Pueblo, CO
      Country: United States
      Last Date to Apply: 03/31/2023
      Open Until Filled: No

    The Ramos Lab at Colorado State University - Pueblo is recruiting a masters student for a project on the impacts of anthropogenic environmental change on migrating songbirds. Conservation of avifauna poses challenges because many species are migratory, requiring study in the breeding grounds, wintering grounds, and the migratory routes connecting the two. Migration poses myriad ecological and physiological challenges for birds, often made more complex by human activity. The Ramos Lab investigates how anthropogenic environmental change impacts birds during migration. Increased incidence of drought, air pollution from urbanization and wildfire, and habitat change and loss all have the potential to negatively impact birds as they migrate, exacerbating existing population declines, however little research has been completed on these issues.

    Required Qualifications:

    ·         Bachelor’s degree in Biology, Wildlife and Natural Resources, or a similar field.

    ·         Experience mist-netting, banding, aging and sexing migratory passerines, and taking morphological measurements

    Preferred Qualifications:

    ·         Experience with high capture rate migratory bird banding

    ·         Experience taking blood samples from the brachial vein

    ·         Suggested minimum GPA 3.0

    Financial support for the graduate program is available through a departmental Teaching Assistantship. If you have questions or to apply, send a letter of interest, CV, and contact information for 2 professional references to Claire Ramos (claire.ramos@csupueblo.edu) by March 31st.

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