From: Mammalian Biology <[log in to unmask]> on behalf of "Jacob R. Goheen" <[log in to unmask]>
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Date: Monday, August 19, 2019 at 10:18 PM
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Subject: graduate assistantship--community dynamics of small mammals in Kenya

Hi mammalogists,

Please see below for a MSc/PhD opportunity. I would appreciate your help in circulating this.

Thank you,

Jake Goheen
Our research group ( at the University of Wyoming seeks a creative, dedicated graduate student to develop thesis or dissertation research in collaboration with an NSF-funded project in Laikipia, Kenya. The successful applicant would join a team of U.S. and Kenyan collaborators to study how diet specialization and dispersal limitation shape emergent, community-level patterns through the Ungulate Herbivory Under Rainfall Uncertainty (UHURU) experiment. The successful applicant would spend 6-8 months/year at the Mpala Conservancy ( and elsewhere in rural Kenya.

Desired qualifications
--excellent skills in written and oral communication
--experience with (or strong desire to learn) demographic analyses, occupancy modeling, analyses of diet selection, analyses of remotely-sensed imagery, and/or generalized linear modeling.
--experience overseeing field crews.
--experience operating and maintaining 4WD trucks.
--(for PhD applicants) an MSc or demonstrated ability to complete scientific projects, preferably in the form of peer-reviewed publications.

Application materials
In a merged pdf, please send (1) a cover letter (including your desire to work toward an MSc or PhD); (2) a CV; (3) copies of your transcripts; and (4) contact information for 3 references. GRE scores are optional.

Application deadline
1 October 2019

Start date
January or May 2020

To apply or for further information, please email Jake Goheen ([log in to unmask]).

Jacob R. Goheen
Department of Zoology and Physiology
Berry Center, #4304
University of Wyoming
Laramie, WY 82071
Wyoming phone: 307-509-0280
Kenya phone: +254 020 232 6359<>