The Texas A&M AgriLife Research & Extension Center at San Angelo is seeking an individual with knowledge and skills in data analysis, including spatial data and image analysis, and project management for a multistate research, education and outreach project investigating biological and sociological factors affecting sustainable livestock production on Great Plains rangelands. This is a fully funded, 5-year project that will evaluate the effects of diversifying herbivory by introducing a browser in a landscape that has traditionally been managed for grazers. Our study will focus on integrating multiple herbivores into the pyric-herbivory model (fire-grazing interaction) for conservation of North American Grasslands. This project is funded by the USDA-NIFA and focuses on fire and multispecies grazing in management and conservation of rangelands on the Southern Great Plains. This project will interact with a broad array of users of rangeland ecosystems from livestock producers to public school educators and their students. At the completion of this project the successful applicant will be very competitive for tenure track faculty positions.
M.S. and Ph.D. in Ecology, Range Management or related discipline
GPA > 3.3
GRE > 1000
Broad experience in data analytics including geospatial and image analysis.
Ability to manage complex research and education projects at multiple locations with many players from undergraduate students to faculty and including both academic and management aspects of the project.
Strong interpersonal skills.
Independent work ethic.
Demonstrated experience managing people and projects.
Fluency in English and valid driver’s license
ADDITIONAL DESIRED EXPERIENCE:
Experience in livestock management, vegetation sampling and analysis, prescribed burning, GPS animal data analysis, fecal NIR sampling, and automated collection of animal weights.
Internal Number: R-023779
About Texas AgriLife Research
Texas A&M AgriLife Research is the state’s premier research and technology development agency in agriculture, natural resources, and the life sciences. Headquartered in College Station, AgriLife Research has a statewide presence, with scientists and research staff on other Texas A&M University System campuses and at the 13 regional Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Centers. We conduct more than 500 projects each year, with more than $202.5 million in research funding for fiscal year 2015. AgriLife Research helps to improve the productivity, efficiency, and profitability of agriculture. At the same time, we focus on conserving natural resources and protecting the environment.
Texas A&M AgriLife Research is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer.
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