The Venturelli Lab in the Department of Biology at Ball State University is seeking a highly motivated and creative Ph.D. student to join an international team of collaborators that is using data from angler smartphone apps and other digital media to complement conventional fisheries techniques and gain novel insights into recreational fisheries at multiple scales and locations. Potential topics of study include patterns of effort and catch, invasive species, conservation, human dimensions, socioeconomics, and analytics. Links to recent publications: The preferred candidate will have an M.Sc. in fisheries science or a related field at the time of appointment; be proficient with statistical and spatial software; have strong quantitative, writing, and presentation skills; and experience publishing in the peer-reviewed literature. Other assets include knowledge of human dimensions and experience working with large data sets. The project begins August 2018 through the Environmental Sciences Doctorate Program. Funding includes a stipend of $23,250 for the academic year, $6975 in summer salary, and a ~$10,000 fee remission benefit per academic year. You will be responsible for dedicated fees, which amount to ~$2,000 per semester. The review of applications begins 25 April 2018. Open until filled. To apply, send a cover letter that outlines your interest and qualifications, a curriculum vitae, and contact information for three references to Paul Venturelli Assistant Professor, Department of Biology, Ball State University 121 Cooper Building (mail), 231C Cooper Building (office), Muncie IN 47306 phone 765-285-8812 "Our capacity to simulate the future...could save us from the worst selfish excess" Richard Dawkins

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