Responsibilities: Compare and develop predictive modeling frameworks to support species status assessment efforts of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. This research is expected to advance models used to forecast persistence probability of at-risk species under alternate future scenarios. Specific focal areas will be determined in consultation with the Fish and Wildlife Service.

Additional responsibilities include: present research results to partners and at scientific conferences; publish in peer-reviewed literature; assist with development of research proposals; and interact with scientists at the Fish and Wildlife Service and the Georgia Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit and our partners.

Qualifications Required – BS in Ecology, Natural Resources, Statistics, or related field. Preferred – experience with data management and statistics; proficiency with R.

To apply: Prior to applying to the Graduate School, qualified applicants should send a single email containing: 1) cover letter describing professional interests (1-page max), 2) a resume, 3) unofficial transcripts of college-level work, and 4) contact information for 3 professional references to Drs. Kelly Robinson ( and Brian Irwin ( Open until filled. Preferred start is Aug. 2023. Contact Person Kelly Robinson and Brian Irwin

Other related duties may also be assigned as needs arise (e.g., required training, contribution to general operation of the research unit). Further, lab members are expected to help maintain a supportive collegiate environment. Additional weblinks: University of Georgia – Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources – Georgia Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit –

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