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  • MS Assistantship – waterfowl and remote sensing

    Guest Helena Val
    • Employer: University of Arkansas
      Location: Monticello, Arkansas
      Country: United States
      Last Date to Apply: 11/13/2023
      Open Until Filled: No

    Job Category: Graduate Assistantships

    Salary: $18k annually, plus tuition waiver

    Website: https://www.uamont.edu/

    The Osborne Lab is seeking a M.S. student to study fine-scale habitat selection of transmitter marked mallards, particularly forest structure and composition at used and unused forested areas in southern bottomland hardwoods. Successfully candidate will need to have interest and passion for waterfowl movement ecology, habitat selection, spatial landcover classification, remote sensing, statistics, and modeling. The successful candidate is expected to conduct additional habitat measurements, analyzing waterfowl movement data, exploring forest inventory and landcover data, extracting water availability from remotely sensed imagery, and interpreting data using spatial and statistical software. Research related responsibilities will include but not limited to capture and marking waterfowl, deployment of transmitters, data management and collection, and statistical and spatial analysis. Start date for graduate school will be 15 January 2024, however the student may be hired in an hourly position as early as 1 October 2023. An initial application screening process will be conducted as applications are received. Please send cover letter, copy of academic transcripts, GRE score if available, and cv to Douglas Osborne at osborne@uamont.edu.


    Applicants must have a 2.7 overall undergraduate GPA or 3.0 GPA in the last 60 semester hours of undergraduate courses and satisfactory GRE scores. A B.S. degree in a natural resources-related field is also required. Applicants must have a valid U.S. driver’s license or obtain the same within 60 days of starting employment. Overnight travel is required as well as the ability to work outdoors in all weather conditions.


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