Doctoral assistantship in amphibian population ecology
Graduate Assistantship: There is a new Ph.D. post available beginning summer 2014 to participate in studies of amphibian population ecology, as part of an NSF supported “Coupled natural-human systems” interdisciplinary team. Specifically, this person will work with Drs. Aram Calhoun and Mac Hunter, professors in the Department of Wildlife Ecology at the University of Maine in Orono. The focus of the project is to study pool-breeding amphibian ecology in the context of responses to urbanization to better understand population persistence in complex landscapes. The results from this work will be integrated with concurrent research examining other amphibian species, collaborative management, economics of conservation, and community engagement in vernal pool conservation to develop management policies that consider the socio-economic needs of Maine citizens while also conserving amphibian populations and other vernal pool ecosystem functions.
Qualifications: A Master’s degree in a related field, excellent GPA and GRE scores, an interest in collaborative, multi-disciplinary approaches to problem solving, and substantial field experience. Support includes an assistantship stipend, a tuition waiver, subsidy for health insurance, and funds for field research.
Please submit the following information to firstname.lastname@example.org with subject line “amphibian assistantship.”
1. Letter detailing your interest in this position and your interest in applied research;
3. photocopies of GRE scores and transcripts; and
4. names, phone numbers, and email addresses of three references familiar with your academic and research history.
Review of materials will begin in early December and continue until the position is filled.
Last updated: 11/21/2013