DESCRIPTION:  The James C. Kennedy Waterfowl and Wetlands Conservation Center at Clemson University is recruiting a highly motivated Ph.D. or M.S. student interested in waterfowl management and plant ecology to study the ecology and natural history of banana water lilies (Nymphaea mexicana) in coastal South Carolina.

The objectives of this study are to 1) design a field study using exclosures and control plots to evaluate the annual productivity and reproduction of the plants under foraged and protected conditions, 2) evaluate waterbird and macroinvertebrate associations, and 3) determine the nutrient content of seeds, rhizomes, and tubers.

The student will be working toward a graduate degree in Wildlife and Fisheries Biology at Clemson University (Wildlife and Fisheries Biology (MWFR, MS, PhD). Clemson University is a public land-grant Carnegie R1 Research University in a college town atmosphere on Lake Hartwell within view of the Blue Ridge Mountains.

Students will take classes on the main campus and conduct fieldwork near the Baruch Institute of Coastal Ecology and Forest Science, located on the 16,000-acre Hobcaw Barony property, which is dedicated to research and education. Hobcaw Barony is 5 miles north of Georgetown, SC, and 35 miles south of Myrtle Beach, SC.

Temporary housing in cottages is available on-site while you conduct research. Clemson University does not discriminate based on race, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender, pregnancy, national origin, age, or disability. We encourage applications from minorities, women, veterans, and all other qualified applicants.

Qualifications: B.S. (for M.S.) and M.S. (for Ph.D.) in Wildlife, Wetlands, Ecology, or a closely related field.  Minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.25. A strong interest and experience in wetlands, waterfowl ecology, or wetland plants are essential. Interest in macroinvertebrates is also desirable. Experience in statistics, modeling, and publishing is a plus. Physical exertion in the field will be required.

Salary: $23,000 (M.S.), $25,000 (Ph.D.)

Start Date: 05/16/2023

Last Date to Apply: 03/20/2023

Website To apply Contact Person: James T. Anderson. Contact Phone: 304-276-8956. Contact eMail;

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