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MSc Assistantship: Quantitative Ecology – Wild Turkey Population Dynamics University Florida 

The Global Ecology Research Group and Wildlife Ecology and Land Management Lab at the University of Floridas Wildlife Ecology and Conservation department are recruiting as master’s student to work on a project estimating abundance of Wild Turkey in space and time. The student will focus on aggregating data sources to predict Wild Turkey abundance, and also analyze the impact of the Florida Wildlife Corridor on Wild Turkey populations. 
Required qualifications: 

  • Undergraduate degree in a relevant field, such as ecology, environmental science, or applied mathematics 
  • Strong quantitative skills 
  • Experience coding in R 
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills Ability to work independently and as part of a team 

Preferred qualifications:

  • Experience with GIS and statistical modeling

Start date: Spring 2024 
Application deadline: September 15, 2023 
Salary: $25,000/year + fully covered tuition 
Supervisors: Drs Corey Callaghan and Carolina Baruzzi 
Location: University of Florida main campus in Gainesville, FL; North Florida Research and Education Center near Tallahassee, FL; or Fort Lauderdale Research and Education Center in Fort Lauderdale, FL (location will be flexible and based on students needs) 
To apply, email a single PDF to Dr Corey T. Callaghan (c.callaghan@ufl.edu) and Dr Carolina Baruzzi (carolina.baruzzi@ufl.edu) with the following: 
– Curriculum vitae 
– Brief statement of interest 
– Names and contact information for three references