Quantitative Human Dimensions of Wildlife-PhD Assistantship

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Quantitative Human Dimensions of Wildlife-PhD Assistantship

Postby Krishna » Wed Sep 21, 2016 12:37 pm

Quantitative Human Dimensions of Wildlife – Determining use, economic impacts and value of Game Lands in North Carolina
Agency: NC State University
Location: Raleigh, NC
Start Date: August 2017
Working with Dr. Nils Peterson and Dr. Krishna Pacifici

Job Description: The Ph.D. student will lead a unique state wide project to estimate and evaluate the use and value of Game Lands in North Carolina. The student will integrate multiple data sources (e.g., camera traps, in-person surveys, online surveys) to estimate game land use while working closely with state agency and interdisciplinary team of researchers (e.g., biologists, economists, sociologists, statisticians) to understand the overall market and non-market value of game lands. Primary advisors will be Drs. Peterson and Pacifici in the Fisheries, Wildlife, and Conservation, Biology Program. The student will have opportunities to explore their own research questions in conjunction with the project.

Qualifications: M.S. degree in Wildlife Biology, Sociology, Statistics or related fields. Strong quantitative skills, interests in hierarchical modeling, strong interpersonal skills. Experience with R and BUGS (i.e. WinBUGS, OpenBUGS, JAGS) programming languages preferred.

Salary: ~$20,000/yr, tuition, health insurance (for three years, additional time will be supported by TAs or additional grant funds)

Application Deadline: 31 October 2017; applications will be evaluated as they arrive

To apply: Please send letter of interest, CV, unofficial transcripts, and GRE scores to Dr. Krishna Pacifici (jkpacifi@ncsu.edu) and Dr. Nils Peterson (m.nils.peterson@gmail.com).
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