Exurban feral cat study - Russellville Arkansas
Added 26 Apr 2012 on Society for Conservation Biology Job Board and on other usual wildlife job lists:
Job Title: M.S. Assistantship: Exurban Feral Cat Study
[excerpt, see entire]
I am seeking an ambitious and highly motivated student to pursue a M.S. degree through the Fish and Wildlife program at Arkansas Tech University (ATU). Student salary and tuition will be covered through a teaching assistantship from July 2012 – May 2014.
The student will be expected to develop a study on feral cats in an exurban setting involving both field and lab work. Field work will include trapping feral cats and tracking using radio telemetry in an exurban environment. Lab work will include disease and parasitological investigations. Students with previous telemetry experiences and/or previous work handling cats for bloodwork are highly desirable.
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previous graduate student Rachael Urbanek
Dr. Urbanek's previous faculty advisor Clayton Neilsen
Urbanek, R. E., Allen, K. R. and Nielsen, C. K. (2011), Urban and suburban deer management by state wildlife-conservation agencies. Wildlife Society Bulletin, 35: 310–315. doi: 10.1002/wsb.37
[excerpt from Abstract]
Biologists and public constituents agree on the primary reasons to manage deer, yet their preferences for management options vary greatly. We recommend state agencies survey constituents regarding their beliefs and concerns about deer management beyond questions that simply address the acceptability of management techniques.
Thanks to Louise Holton of Alley Cat Rescue for letting me know of this study!