Agency/location: Missouri Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, School of Natural Resources, University of Missouri; Columbia, Missouri
Identify areas of greatest aquatic conservation value in Missouri within and outside an existing conservation network (e.g., Priority Geographies and Priority Watersheds) including priorities for creating or maintaining spatial connectivity of important habitats.
Work with the Missouri Department of Conservation team to identify information needed to make landscape-level conservation decisions and enhance managers’ knowledge and use of the various conservation tools available.
Develop a decision tree or similar guide with supporting datasets to help managers coordinate use of existing tools to answer landscape-level questions.
Qualifications: PhD in fisheries, natural resources, or related program within last 3 years. Ability to work effectively in a team and with agency biologists is critical; experience or interest in aquatic systems at the landscape scale; strong analytical (e.g., GIS, spatial statistics) and organizational skills, particularly mining existing data; demonstrated ability to present and publish results.
Stipend: $48,000/year plus benefits. Position will be for a minimum 2 years, based on annual funding allocations.
Closing date: Review of applications will begin May 23, 2019 and is open until filled. Start date flexible but around August 2019 (preferred) to as late as January 2020.
Contact: Send letter of interest, resume, contact information for three references to Craig Paukert, Missouri Cooperative Research Unit, University of Missouri-Columbia. 573-882-3524; firstname.lastname@example.org; Web link: http://riverstudies.com/