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    • Employer: Colorado State University
      Location: Fort Collins, Colorado
      Country: United States
      Last Date to Apply: 05/21/2021
      Open Until Filled: No

    Project: Many bird species, particularly aerial insectivores, use airspace as a critical habitat. This habitat provides the foraging grounds, amongst other critical needs, for a multitude of species, yet the quantification of airspace usage, their dynamics, and interactions with atmospheric conditions is critically understudied. The CSU aeroecology lab is recruiting a master’s student to conduct research examining airspace usage of aerial insectivores at high altitudes, specifically the Rocky Mountains of Colorado. Duties will include leading summer fieldwork and data collection at CSU’s mountain campus (https://mountaincampus.colostate.edu), including bird banding, data retrieval, and affixing altitude loggers.

    For more information on the Aeroecology Lab: www.aeroecolab.com

    Position: M.S. graduate position. The student will be supported by teaching assistantships (first two semesters) and research assistantship for one and a half years. This funded position includes full tuition waiver.

    Institution: Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO

    Department: Fish, Wildlife, and Conservation Biology

    Start Date: August 2021

    Qualifications: The candidate is expected to have completed a bachelor’s degree in a related field (Biology, Ecology, or Wildlife Ecology) prior to starting the position in August 2021. The student should have experience in ornithology, bird banding, R coding, introductory statistics, and a record in disseminating research findings, including presentations and peer-reviewed publications. 

    To Apply: Please send your application to Kyle Horton (kyle.horton@colostate.edu) containing a Cover Letter, CV (including undergraduate GPA, bird species and number banded), and contact information of three references.  Within your cover letter, please reflect on how your experiences relate to this project, experience handling and banding birds, why you are interested in this project, and how this degree helps fulfill your career aspirations. Send your materials with the email subject title “Master’s position in bird airspace usage”. 

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