Cause-specific mortality and habitat use of white-tailed deer in the 
northern Georgia mountains

Agency:         Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources, 
University of Georgia

Location:               Athens, GA

Job Category:           Graduate Assistantships


Salary:                 $19,551 plus tuition remission  

Start Date:             July 1, 2017

Last Date to Apply:     Open until filled

Description:  We are seeking a self-motivated student to pursue a M.S. 
degree in Forest Resources in the Warnell School of Forestry and Natural 
Resources at the University of Georgia.  The successful candidate will 
conduct research on a project funded through the Georgia Department of 
Natural Resources-Wildlife Resources Division that will investigate 
mortality, movements, and habitat use of white-tailed deer fawns and 
adult does in the northern Georgia mountains.  The project will involve 
a team of graduate students and technicians who will conduct 2-3 years 
of deer capture, intensive VHF and GPS telemetry, and habitat 
evaluations.  The M.S. student chosen for this position should expect to 
complete their degree within 3 years.

Qualifications:  B.S. degree in Wildlife Ecology or related field; GPA > 
3.0; GRE > 1000.  The student will join a cohesive team of graduate 
research assistants investigating various aspects of white-tailed deer 
ecology and management (  Preferred 
candidates will have a strong interest in deer ecology and deer 
management, prior experience with deer capture, radiotelemetry, and 
GIS/data management skills.  The applicant must have the ability to work 
extended hours in adverse conditions (e.g., heat, humidity, biting 
insects), as well as coordinate the activities of field crews and 
student interns.  Because the project will require extensive 
coordination with federal and state agencies as well as private 
landowners, strong interpersonal skills are required.
To be considered for this position, please send a cover letter outlining 
your interests and research background as they relate to this position, 
a resume or curriculum vitae, copies (unofficial) of transcripts and GRE 
scores, and contact information for three professional references (name, 
email, phone, address) as either a PDF or MS Word file to  

Review of applications will begin immediately and the position will 
remain open until filled. 

Contact Person:  Dr. Gino J. D’Angelo

Contact Email:

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