Graduate Research Assistantship – PhD

GRADUATE RESEARCH ASSISTANTSHIP – PhD to study bird conservation and function in diversified agricultural-forest ecosystems; research will link to another effort to develop a healthy farm index, including landscape scale modeling of ecosystem services and bird population/land use relationships.  This Clemson University research may be collaborative with similar research initiated at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln ( in fall 2006.

Available immediately or January 2009.

Qualifications: MS in wildlife ecology or related field.

Applicants must have a solid background in wildlife ecology and be skilled in bird identification and observation, be able to communicate and work with a wide variety of people, and be willing to work under extreme weather and field conditions.

Experience with GIS, landscape analysis, data management and analysis, agricultural-forest systems, and bird and habitat sampling protocols preferred.

Assistantship provides $18,500 per year plus reduced tuition and subsidized health insurance.

Interested individuals should contact Dr. Ron J.  Johnson.

245 Lehotsky Hall
Clemson University
Clemson, SC 29634;
office phone: 864-656- 6802
cell: 402-304-0025


Applications include a statement of purpose (interest and goals), CV, transcripts & GRE scores, and names and contact information for three references.  Position will remain open until filled.