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Current Openings

Assistantships

M.S. Assistantships(s)

Habitat Restoration following Oil and Gas Exploration in the Eagle Ford Shale, Texas

Position Description:  The graduate student selected will conduct research on restoration techniques for areas disturbed by oil and gas exploration in the Eagle Ford Shale region of Texas.  Project goals include designing and conducting experiments to restore disturbed areas and evaluating success.  The successful candidate will pursue an MS degree in Range and Wildlife Management with the Caesar Kleberg Wildlife Research Institute, Texas A&M University-Kingsville.

Strategies to restore tall grass prairie vegetation

Position Description:  The graduate student selected will conduct research on restoration techniques for tall grass prairie vegetation in northeast Texas.  Project goals include designing and conducting experiments to investigate establishment and performance of (1) selected varieties of native grasses and forbs and (2) selected mixed of native grasses and forbs.  The successful candidate will pursue a MS degree in Range and Wildlife Management with the Caesar Kleberg Wildlife Research Institute, Texas A&M University-Kingsville.

Restoration of native rangelands in central Texas

Position Description:  We are seeking a highly motivated graduate student to conduct research on restoration techniques for native vegetation within the Edwards Plateau ecoregion of Texas.  Project goals include (1) designing and conducting experiments to investigate the establishment and performance of selected varieties and mixes of native grasses and forbs and to (2) determine how planting times, seeding rates, and site specific environmental conditions influence restoration success.  The student will also be responsible for helping lead efforts to obtain seeds from nati

Texas Tortoise Translocation and Disease Assessment

Position Description: The graduate student selected will conduct research to determine the survivability and movements of Texas tortoises upon translocation.  In addition, the prevalence of diseases within tortoises from southern Texas, with emphasis on necrotizing scute disease (NSD) and upper respiratory tract disease (URTD), will be assessed.  The successful candidate will pursue an MS degree in Range and Wildlife Science with the Caesar Kleberg Wildlife Research Institute, Texas A&M University-Kingsville.

PH. D. Assistantship(s), M.S. Assistantships(s)

Strategies to Enhance Habitat Restoration Success Following Disturbance

Position Description: The graduate student selected will conduct research on restoration techniques for areas impacted by disturbance (e.g., energy extraction, rights-of-way amendment, rangeland improvements). Project goals include designing and conducting experiments to investigate (1) benefits associated with cover crops, (2) document effects of seed longevity when planted during unfavorable conditions.

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