Other desirable qualifications include having additional skills such as experience with genetic techniques, nutrient and chemical analysis, GIS/spatial statistics, or plant and insect taxonomy.
The student will be based at Binghamton University (State University of New York), in Vestal, NY and if working on the project described above will travel to the PNW for fieldwork.
I will be at ESA in Portland, email me if you would like to meet to chat about the opportunity ([email protected]). This work is part of a large, collaborative project aimed at 1) collecting empirical data on kestrel behavior and genetic samples across their range, throughout the year, and 2) developing models that incorporate inter-seasonal effects on individual behavior to predict population responses to environmental change.
We work out in the beautiful Pacific Northwest (PNW), spending time on Vancouver Island, British Columbia and in Washington State. Students with field experience, who are proficient in statistics, have proven writing and communication skills, and who are self-motivated and independent will be the most competitive.
Also, I am particularly interested in students who can start in the field this upcoming field season (summer 2018).
position) in Biology, Ecology, or related field; GPA of 3.2 or greater; and above average GRE scores (at least 50th percentile for quantitative and verbal; at least 4.0 for analytical writing).
Students with a BS or MS in Biology (or other relevant disciplines), with field experience, research experience, have experience with statistics, have proven writing and communication skills, and who are self-motivated and independent will be the most competitive.
This project will investigate: (1) how differences in plant traits belowground affect the microbially mediated processes of soil carbon cycling, and (2) how diversity in belowground plant traits affects soil organismal biodiversity and plant-soil feedbacks.