Funding is available for a PhD student interested in a collaborative 
project focusing on the application of eDNA, species distribution 
modeling, and decision support systems to amphibian conservation 
science. The ideal applicant will have a strong interest in applying 
quantitative analyses to conservation issues and be familiar with R and 
GIS software, but we encourage all interested students to apply. Funding 
includes a stipend and waiver of tuition and fees for 4 years. 
Interested students should contact either Chuck Hawkins 
( or Edd Hammill ( for 
details. The position is available to start from 1st May 2018, although 
shall remain open until filled  

Utah State University ( is a Research I (Extensive 
Doctoral) land-grant institution with a student body of over 24,000, 42 
departments, 8 academic colleges, a school of Graduate Studies, and 
diverse research programs. The main campus is located in Logan, a 
community of 100,000 people. Logan is 85 miles north of Salt Lake City 
in scenic Cache Valley, a semi-rural mountain basin with nearby ski 
resorts, lakes, rivers, and mountains providing many recreational 
opportunities. The area has a low cost of living and provides a high 
quality of life.  For more information on Logan see

Edd Hammill’s google scholar page -

Recent paper on conservation and armed conflict - 

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