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 (http://organic.unl.edu/) 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, SC 29634;
office phone: 864-656- 6802
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.