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Current Openings

Current Openings


PH. D. Assistantship(s)

Migration ecology of shorebirds

Position Description:  We are seeking a student to conduct research as part of a collaborative study to investigate several aspects of the spring migration ecology of shorebirds. Research questions will be related to understanding the importance of the Laguna Madre to migratory shorebirds, and specific questions will be developed collaboratively with successful applicant. This project will also be integrated into larger-scale shorebird research being conducted collaboratively throughout the mid-continent of North America (encompassing the spring migration period).

Behavioral Responses of White-tailed Deer to Heat Stress

Position Description: Extremes of heat and drought are known to affect growth and development of livestock.  Less is known about the effects of hot climates on wildlife, or how wildlife respond to heat stress.  In south Texas, the hottest times of the year (June–September) coincide with demands of reproduction and growth, physiological activities that also generate body heat.  For instance, peak lactation for does occurs during July–August, while bucks accumulate fat reserves during August–September to sustain them through rut.  Lactation and accumulation of fat

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.

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.


Stedman Chair for White-tailed Deer Research

Position Description: Associate/Full Professor of Range and Wildlife Sciences, Caesar Kleberg Wildlife Research Institute, Department of Rangeland and Wildlife Sciences, College of Agriculture, Natural Resources, and Human Sciences, Texas A&M University-Kingsville. This is a 75% research and 25% teaching, 12-month, tenure-track appointment. Initial salary shall be commensurate with qualifications and experience.


Research Positions

Research Technician I - Coastal Prairie Project

Position Description: The Research Technician I, under general supervision performs entry level, semi-skilled, technical support research work involving performance of routine tasks (e.g. quail trapping, radio-telemetry, and fire ant and vegetation sampling) for the Richard M. Kleberg, Jr. Center for Quail Research Program's "gamebirds on the Coastal Prairie project" on 3 ranches in Goliad County, Texas.

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