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  • MS Assistantship: Bicknell's Thrush Habitat Modeling

    • Employer: University of Maine
      Location: Orono, Maine
      Country: United States
      Last Date to Apply: 11/04/2022
      Open Until Filled: No

    Stipend: $22,667 per year plus tuition (up to 15 credits per academic year) and ½ health insurance premium

    Description: Dr. Amber Roth seeks a graduate student to pursue a MS degree to be completed in association with the School of Forest Resources and Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Conservation Biology at the University of Maine. The student will model spatial characteristics of Bicknell’s Thrush breeding habitat in the Northeast US and Southeast Canada to aid managers of working forests. This position is supported by a Research Assistantship for 2 years. The student has the option to pursue a degree in Wildlife Ecology, Forest Resources, or Ecology & Environmental Science. Peer reviewed publications are expected as a product of this research. The program of study will begin January 1, 2023 with an expected graduation date of December 2024.

    Qualifications: Qualified applicants will possess a BS/BA degree in biology, ecology, natural resources, environmental science, GIS, or other relevant field and have strong interpersonal skills. Competitive candidates will also have 1) spatial analysis skills and experience using GIS and remotely sensed datasets, 2) strong communication skills to coordinate a large group of collaborators on both sides of the US-Canada border and to develop communication tools tailored to the needs of forest managers, and 3) interest in a modeling-intensive project using primarily existing datasets. Additionally, I’m seeking someone who has a strong work ethic and an outgoing personality.

    To Apply: Email your resume, cover letter summarizing your experience and interests, college transcripts, GRE scores (optional), and contact info for three references to Dr. Amber Roth via amber.roth AT maine.edu

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