RESEARCH ASSISTANTSHIP (MS or Ph.D) IN WETLAND ECOLOGY

Position/Title: M.S./Ph.D Graduate Assistantship, Kansas State University

Agency/Location: Kansas Cooperative Fish & Wildlife Research Unit and Division of Biology, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS

Responsibilities: Development of a remote sensing model and protocol to detect inundated playa wetlands from historical (i.e., 1970s) and recent LandSat imagery of the High Plains. Accuracy testing of the model prior to documenting changes in inundation patterns (extent and duration) in playa wetlands from early 1970s to current. Inundation patterns will be modeled relative to landscape and weather changes.

Qualifications: BS or MS in ecology, natural resources, biology, geography, or related field. Overall GPA >3.0, GRE (verbal + quantitative) >1000. Experience with remote sensing, geographic information systems, and spatial analyses is preferred. Interest in wetland and landscape-scale investigations. Strong quantitative and communication skills with an ability to work independently and as a team. Post-doctoral candidates will also be considered provided experience in remote sensing of LandSat type imagery can be demonstrated.

Start Date: January 2012.

Closing Date: Applicants will be screened beginning Nov. 20, 2011 and open until filled.

Salary: MS/Ph.D Assistantship approximately $25,000 annually, which includes tuition reimbursement and benefits. Salary would be negotiable for a post-doctoral candidate.

Contact: Send cover letter of interest and experience, resume, GRE scores, and transcripts to David Haukos, Kansas Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, Division of Biology, 205 Leasure Haull, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS 66506; 785-532-5761; dhaukos@ksu.edu