I am recruiting a master’s student to work on a project funded by the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation to study the distribution of crawfish frogs in Oklahoma using acoustic survey techniques.
The student would be funded by RA support in spring semesters of 2023 and 2024, and TA support in fall semesters. The project involves roadside auditory surveys, deployment of passive acoustic recorders to detect crawfish frog calling activity and locate new populations, testing techniques for population estimation using passive acoustic recording, and mark-recapture studies to estimate demographics in specific populations.
Useful, but not required, skills and experience for this position are: field herpetology research, road surveys, mark-recapture methods. Students with experience in acoustic population size estimation techniques are especially encouraged to apply. Candidates must be comfortable driving and working outdoors for long periods of time in challenging field conditions.
I am looking to fill this position as soon as possible. There are two steps to applying. First, by May 15 please Email me a copy of your CV and a brief statement of your experience and motivation for applying. I will choose the top candidate and then that student must formally apply as soon as possible to the master’s program in the Department of Integrative Biology at Oklahoma State University (Click here for details). Preferable start date is Fall 2022 semester, but students interested in starting in Spring 2023 will be considered.
I am very interested in a diverse and supportive lab environment and strongly encourage applications from members of underrepresented groups.
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