Responsibilities: 1) quantify spatial overlap by deer, predators, and moose across their distributions, 2) characterize landscape and climatic features associated with deer and moose abundance, and 3) create a map of brainworm transmission risk across moose range. Based on mutual interest there may be additional opportunities for field-based sampling and wildlife handling projects. The data sets available include GPS collaring data from deer, moose, wolves, calving locations, and predations as well as land-use, vegetation, and other remote sensing data.
Academic requirements include a PhD in wildlife, ecology, or related field. Applicants must have prior experience in spatial statistics, ecological niche modeling, remote sensing, and biogeography; a strong work ethic; excellent quantitative and oral and written communication skills, high attention to detail; the ability to work independently and with a multidisciplinary team of researchers; and be willing to mentor graduate students. Preference will be given to candidates who have published research related to movement ecology, disease ecology, or epidemiology.
Internal Number: 331981
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