I typically accept one graduate student with research interests similar to my own per year. I encourage qualified applicants to email me their CV and a brief cover letter describing their interests. However, before contacting me, prospective students should examine the research we conduct and read representative publications. Prospective students should have an interest in both applied and basic aspects of vertebrate conservation biology, and have a quantitative background. In addition to shared research interests, I typically accept students with strong GPAs and GRE scores, and that have previous field and/or laboratory experience in the field of wildlife ecology.
Note that the graduate program in Wildlife Ecology requires that incoming PhD students have already received a master’s degree and that funding is available to support the student’s stipend, benefits, and tuition. When funding is available, students are supported by working on an existing project under my direction. Otherwise, students must obtain their own funding via, for example, NSF or EPA fellowships, or from natural resources agencies.
MSc opening in Molecular Diet of Barred Owl (Wildlife Ecology)
We are seeking an outstanding student to pursue a MSc in Conservation Genetics and Wildlife Ecology in the Department of Forest and Wildlife Ecology (FWE) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. The student’s thesis will involve studying the diet of the invasive barred owl using metabarcoding and next-generation sequencing techniques. The successful applicant will be responsible for: (1) extracting DNA from various biological sources, conducting PCR and building metabarcoding libraries; (2) analyzing large sequence datasets for prey items consumed by barred owls across the Pacific Northwest region; and (3) identifying associations between diet and ecological/life history variables. Click here for more information about the position.
To be considered for this position, please send a cover letter outlining your interests and research background, a curriculum vitae (including GPA), and contact information for three professional references (name, email, phone, address) as a PDF to email@example.com. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. For full consideration applications must be received by 21 February 2022.
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