Undergraduate Researcher: BUMP Position-Seasonal Reproductive Characteristics of Aoudad in the ...

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Undergraduate Researcher: BUMP Position-Seasonal Reproductive Characteristics of Aoudad in the Texas Trans-Pecos-Spring 2021




Borderlands Research Institute

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$8.00 per hour for up to 20 hours week


-Ability to hike upwards of 5 miles in mountainous terrain
-Ability to work in very hot and cold conditions
-Strong work ethic
-Organizational skills and ability to meet deadlines
-Must be willing to work independently and as part of a team
-Must be able to present findings at Sul Ross and at least one wildlife-related conference
-Must be enrolled as a full time student
-Must be a Texas resident
-GPA of ≥ 2.5
-Dedication of 20hrs/wk to research

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Work Study/Institutional

Primary Responsibilities:

-Deploy camera traps along systematic grid in the Van Horn Mountains
-Sort and inpsect camera trap pictures for relevant data
-Work with graduate student to analyze data
-Work with graduate student to produce manuscript for scientific publication

-Spring 2021 with potential to continue

-A 90,000-acre private ranch near Van Horn, TX (field duties).
-Sul Ross Range Animal Science Center, Alpine, TX (lab duties).

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Job Description:
This project will investigate reproductive characteristics of aoudad in the Van Horn Mountains of Texas. Specifically, we will utilize a camera trapping approach to construct lamb at heel estimates and evaluate seasonal lamb recruitment. Data from this project will aid in modeling aoudad population growth in the Texas Trans-Pecos. This project features extensive field experience with lab components.

This project is part of the Boarderlands Research Institute Undergraduate Mentorship Program (BUMP). The focus of BUMP is to better prepare undergraduate students for serving in the industry. This mentorship job includes participating in projects overseen by graduate students and university faculty. Undergraduate students will develop, carry out, and present their projects over the course of their term. BUMP provides students the skills to enter their future with confidence by engaging in hands-on projects, managing their project, and developing rapport with mentors, faculty, and resource professionals. Learn more about BUMP and past projects, https://bri.sulross.edu/about-bri/undergraduate-assistants/

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Job No:
Posted: 11/13/2020
Application Due: 1/12/2021
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