MS position in Wildlife Ecology at University of Washington, Seattle WA

Updated: 3 months ago
Location: Seattle, WASHINGTON
Deadline: 07 Nov 2021

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Agency
University of Washington
Location
Seattle WA
Job Category
Graduate Assistantships
Salary
~$28,000/yr
Start Date
09/15/2021
Last Date to Apply
11/07/2021
Description
We are seeking a motivated M.S. student interested in the potential effects of recreation on wildlife communities. As humans are placing more and more pressure on public lands, managers are faced with making decisions about how best to balance human and wildlife needs. This project is motivated by a need to better understand how varying levels of human recreation are influencing the spatial and temporal patterns of wildlife within state parks. The student will be advised by Drs. Beth Gardner and Andrea Thorpe and will work closely with the Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission. The student will be responsible for carrying out camera trapping in Washington State Parks (a first season of data has already been collected), as well as analyzing the data as part of their master’s thesis. For more information on the Quantitative Ecology Lab please visit the lab website at: http://depts.washington.edu/sefsqel/. More information on the School of Environmental and Forest Sciences at UW can be found at https://sefs.uw.edu/. University of Washington is located in Seattle, Washington. For consideration, please send a cover letter summarizing your research interests and relevant experience, a current CV, and contact information for three references to Beth Gardner (bg43@uw.edu). Please put “Wildlife MS Position” as the email subject. This position will be funded with various sources and includes full tuition waiver plus competitive stipend and benefits. Current funding is guaranteed for 2 years. The start date is flexible with a tentative start date of Summer/Fall 2022. Applications are being accepted now accepted through Nov. 7. Please contact Beth Gardner if you have any questions. If you are a top candidate, you will be asked to apply to the School of Environmental and Forest Sciences at UW, with a deadline of Dec. 1 – please look at the required application materials.
Qualifications
Applicants should have a BS degree in Wildlife Ecology, Ecology, Biology, Zoology, Conservation Biology or a related field. The ideal student will have strong field work skills, knowledge of camera trapping, some knowledge of programming language such as R or Python, strong written and oral skills, and the ability to work independently. Applicants should have a real interest in working with managers and stakeholders. The most competitive applicants will also have knowledge of processing and managing camera trap data as well as some background with GIS. The Quantitative Ecology Lab seeks a diverse team and encourages applicants from underrepresented groups.
Contact Person
Beth Gardner
Contact Phone
2066859995
Contact eMail
bg43@uw.edu

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