The Carter and Barber labs at Boise State University seek applications for a Ph.D. graduate student to participate in a project titled “Using NASA resources to better inform wildlife conservation in the Anthropocene: Spatially predicting impacts of anthropogenic nightlight and noise on wildlife habitat integrity across the contiguous United States” funded by NASA’s Applied Sciences program. Student funding will be provided by both Research and Teaching Assistantships. The student will primarily be advised by Dr. Neil Carter (Human-Environment Systems) and co-advised by Dr. Jesse Barber (Biology) and work closely with both labs. The PhD student will be in the new Ecology, Evolution, and Behavior degree program (https://biology.boisestate.edu/graduate-programs/eeb/).
The student will help develop quantitative information to help explain how anthropogenic nightlight and noise alter wildlife habitat quality and connectivity over large spatial extents relevant to conservation planners. This new knowledge will help direct research and management toward those wildlife species and habitat corridors that are most vulnerable to anthropogenic sensory stimuli. The multi-institution project will enable the student to directly engage with other researchers from Boise State University, California State Polytechnic University, Utah State University, NASA, as well as the National Park Service.
Boise State University provides a number of benefits, including: excellent technical facilities; the opportunity to conduct both basic and applied research; work in interdisciplinary teams; access to national and international research and conservation networks; a vibrant region with a high quality of life; exciting career opportunities and an extensive range of training and further education courses.
To apply and for more information, visit The Wildlife Society