MSc Position - Small mammal seasonal dynamics in changing forests

Forest & Wildife Ecology, UW-Madison

We are seeking an outstanding student to pursue a MSc in  small mammal ecology in the Wildlife Ecology program housed in the Department  of Forest and Wildlife Ecology (FWE) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.  The student’s thesis will involve studying the population ecology of small  mammals in experimental forests of northern Wisconsin using a combination of  field work and population analysis methods. The MSc student will also have  the opportunity to include a cross-cultural component in their project.  Additional research components could be added depending on shared interests  and funding opportunities. The student will be advised by Jon Pauli  ( and partner closely with Jonathan  Gilbert (, Director, Biological Services, Great Lakes  Indian Fish and Wildlife Commission.
REQUIREMENTS: Applicants must possess bachelor’s degree in wildlife ecology  or closely related field by the start date. Especially desirable are those  applicants with a background in fieldwork, especially winter field  experience, as well as experience with population modeling and working with  Native American tribes. A command of English writing and verbal communication  skills, as well as the ability to work in team, are essential.
SALARY AND CONDITIONS: The position will start Summer 2018. The position  comes with two years of funding under the title of a Research Assistant,  which provides an annual stipend of $22,000, tuition, and health insurance.
APPLICATION/CONTACT INFORMATION: Interested applicants should visit the  online application form  ( where you  will provide background information (e.g., GRE scores, names and three  references, etc.) as well as to upload PDFs of your cover letter, CV/resume,  and transcripts (unofficial copies acceptable at this point). Please make  sure to have all three PDFs ready to upload when you begin the online form.
Applications will be reviewed upon receipt and review will continue until  candidates are chosen.  Applications received before February 1st 2018 will  be considered.  The University of Wisconsin-Madison is an equal  opportunity/affirmative action employer. We promote excellence through  diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.  Questions  regarding the application process should be directed to our Student Services  Coordinator Sara Rodock (