MS Grad Research Assistantship – Univ of Arizona – Wildlife Herbivory and Grassland Regeneration

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MS Graduate Research Assistantship – Impact of Wildlife Herbivory on Desert Grassland Regeneration

We seek a Masters student to investigate regeneration of desert grasslands in southern Arizona. A series of historical exclosures combined with construction of new exclosures permit an experimental assessment of the role of wildlife herbivory on plant establishment and growth. Of particular interest are cottontails and jackrabbits, which have been implicated in the lack of regeneration and as potential drivers of change. Two-years of graduate research assistantship support including tuition waiver will be provided contingent on continued funding from the land management agency. The successful applicant will have an enthusiasm for field studies, strong plant identification skills, experience with wildlife cameras, well developed oral and written communication skills, and refined quantitative aptitude. Enrolment in either the Ecology, Management and Restoration of Rangelands or Wildlife Conservation & Management programs is possible dependent on interest and background; position available to start as early as early as January 2016.

Please send electronic copies of statement of interest, unofficial transcripts, GRE scores and CV to: Dr. Jeff Fehmi (jfehmi@email.arizona.edu) and Dr. John Koprowski (squirrel@ag.arizona.edu), School of Natural Resources & the Environment, University of Arizona.

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