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Application of Structured Decision Making and Adaptive Management for the Prevention and Control of Invasive Species
Location: Missouri Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, School of Natural Resources, University of Missouri; Columbia, Missouri
- Operationalize aquatic invasive species' early detection and rapid response framework by resource managers using natural resource decision-making elements to develop a prevention and monitoring program for Prussian carp.
- Evaluate the potential outcomes of management actions to control black carp in the Illinois River and expansion into Lake Michigan with additional emphasis on evaluating alternative monitoring programs and uncertainties to research and monitoring efforts.
- Given management objectives, evaluate the likelihood of invasive carp control and deterrent efforts at sites in the Tennessee River, Cumberland River, and Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway.
- Work collaboratively with state and federal agency biologists, and academics to lead workshops, and communicate decision processes with stakeholders.
- Present/publish results in agency workgroups, peer-reviewed journals, and professional society meetings.
Minimum Qualifications: Ph.D. in fisheries, decision science, quantitative ecology, or related program (at time of appointment)
Candidates will be evaluated on:
- Ability to work effectively in a team and with agency biologists.
- Experience in decision analysis.
- Strong analytical and organizational skills.
- Ability to present and publish results.
Salary: Competitive based on skills and experience. The position includes benefits. The position will last at least 2 years, based on annual funding allocations. On-site appointment (Columbia, MO) is preferred, but remote will be considered.
Application Procedure: Apply online at https://hr.missouri.edu/job-openings, Job ID# 48531.
Application Materials: Send letter of interest, resume, and contact information for three references in one pdf document to Craig Paukert, Missouri Cooperative Research Unit, University of Missouri-Columbia; email@example.com; and Mike Colvin, US Geological Survey, Columbia, MO; firstname.lastname@example.org.
Review of applications will begin September 30, 2023, and continue until the position is filled.
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