PhD Position: Carnivore Ecology and Conservation

University of Wisconsin - Madison

We are seeking an outstanding student to pursue a PhD in carnivore ecology  and conservation in the Wildlife Ecology program housed in the Department of  Forest and Wildlife Ecology (FWE) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. The  student’s dissertation will involve studying the foraging, habitat, and  population ecology of forest carnivores in California using a combination of  field, molecular, and population analysis methods. Additional research  components could be added depending on shared interests and funding  opportunities. The student will be co-advised by Jon Pauli  ( and Zach Peery  (
Applicants must possess bachelor’s degree and preferably a master’s  degree in wildlife ecology or closely related field by the start date. The position will start Fall Semester 2018, with the possibility of field  work in the summer. The position comes with three years of funding under the  title of a Research Assistant, which provides an annual stipend of $22,000, tuition, and health insurance.
To be considered for this position, please send a cover letter outlining your  interests and research background, a curriculum vitae (including GPA and GRE  scores), and contact information for three professional references (name,  email, phone, address) as either a PDF or MS Word file to  and with ‘Carnivore PhD Application’ in the subject line.  Application materials must be submitted by Dec 31, 2017 to receive full consideration.