MS student, forest song birds, Univ New England

M.S. GRADUATE STUDENT – Seeking an M.S. graduate student at the University of New England in Biddeford, ME. This project will focus on the effects of a new federal timber management program whose goal is improve habitat for key forest songbird species breeding in Vermont. This project stemmed from Audubon Vermont’s Forest Bird Initiative and was aimed at working with foresters to integrate songbird habitat management into their management plans and silvicultural prescriptions. All field work will be done in Vermont during the 2012/2013 summers. This student will be partly supported by research funds, but will also need to have competitive grades and GRE scores to be awarded TA support. The ideal candidate must have strong knowledge/experience with forest songbirds in the northeastern United States. Additional preferred (although not required) skills include: point count experience, northeastern plant identification. For program requirements please see (URL: http://www.une.edu/cas/biology/graduate/index.cfm) To Apply: To be considered please send a cover letter, GPA and unofficial GRE scores, and CV (including names, phone numbers, and email addresses of three references) by email (EM: nperlut AT une.edu) to DR. NOAH PERLUT, Department of Environmental Studies, 11 Hills Beach Road, University of New England, Biddeford, ME 04005. Materials must be received by 1 Dec 2011

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