The School of Natural Resources at West Virginia University is seeking a highly motivated graduate student at either the PhD or MS level to study multi-species dynamics of high-elevation Appalachian bird communities. The student’s thesis or dissertation will evaluate the role of interspecific interactions, climate, and environmental conditions in shaping the distribution and temporal dynamics of Appalachian breeding birds. The project will have a strong quantitative component, and the student should have an interest and aptitude in developing advanced quantitative skills.
Interested individuals should send a CV, cover letter, a 500-word statement of purpose (why do you want to work on this project, your research interests, and long-term career goals), unofficial copy of transcripts and GRE scores, and contact information for 3 references as a single PDF file to Dr. Christopher Rota at firstname.lastname@example.org. Explicitly state within your cover letter whether you are applying for the MS or PhD position. Review of applications will begin the week of January 23, and the position will remain open until a suitable candidate is found.
To apply and for more information, visit The Wildlife Society