This work is a continuation of a long-term field study designed to evaluate ecology of wild turkeys in the Piedmont of Georgia.  The successful candidate will conduct field work in Georgia on multiple study areas, but will have access to datasets collected on study sites throughout the southeastern United States and beyond.

 All of the field studies have used GPS transmitters to evaluate movements and reproductive ecology of female wild turkeys.  Likewise, extensive datasets detailing gobbling activity of males are available and continue to be collected.  The successful candidate will work with the Principal Investigator to design a dissertation that best suits his/her interests, which could include topics related to female or male behavior, reproductive ecology, various aspects of movement ecology, calling activity of males, and many others. 

This project will also include assistance from numerous field technicians, and collaboration with researchers from Louisiana State University, Tennessee Tech University, and the University of Nebraska.  Interested candidates are encouraged to contact the Principal Investigator to discuss available datasets, as they will provide a truly unique opportunity to the successful candidate.

Qualifications: B.S. and M.S. in Ecology, Wildlife Ecology, Biology or a closely related discipline; GPA > 3.5 in graduate course work, fluency in English, valid driver’s license, good communication skills, and willingness to work in hot, humid, and buggy field conditions.  A willingness to embrace collaborative research is a must. 

To apply, please email a cover letter, resume, and contact information for 3 references in a single pdf document. Contact Person: Dr. Mike Chamberlain, Contact eMail

Salary: $30,000/year plus annual increases

Last Date to Apply: 04/30/2023


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