BUMP Position-Forb Response to Grazing Effects in Relation to Pronghorn Habitat

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Instructions to applicants:

-Application Materials:

  • 1 page cover letter
  • Resume
  • Unofficial academic transcripts
  • 1 letter of recommendation
  • Completed Sul Ross Employment Application: https://sulross.peopleadmin.com/postings/search

Job Title:

BUMP Position-Forb Response to Grazing Effects in Relation to Pronghorn Habitat




Borderlands Research Institute

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$8.00 per hour for up to 20 hours week


-Strong work ethic
-Detail oriented
-Honest and communicative
-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

Staffing Reason:

Work Study/Institutional

Primary Responsibilities:

-Collect forb samples by species
-Dry and prepare samples for nutritional analysis
-Collect pronghorn fecal samples
-Prepare samples for dietary analysis
-Execute field and laboratory components in accordance with project outline

-Winter 2020 and Spring 2021. Expected to continue for winter and spring 2022.

-Mimms ranch in Marfa, TX.
-Sul Ross Range Animal Science Center, Alpine, TX (lab duties).

Other Information:

Project Description:
This project will investigate forb production across 3 grazing regimes. Focus of research is pronghorn preferred forage specifically. We will determine species, biomass, and nutritional quality of forb communities. Histological analysis of pronghorn diet is also an integral part of this research. Field and laboratory practices are substantial elements of this project.

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: 11/17/2020
Application Due: 2/15/2021
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