Research Ecologist/Research Wildlife Biologist

  • USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
  • Albuquerque, NM, USA
  • Dec 04, 2019
Full time Biology - Ecology Research Wildlife - Endangered Species - Biodiversity

Job Description


This employee supports the Rocky Mountain Research Station, Wildlife and Terrestrial Ecosystems Program located in Albuquerque, NM.
This scientist will develop quantitative research focused on spatial ecology, development and analysis of broad-scale monitoring programs, disease ecology, or assessment of the effects of forest restoration treatments.

For additional information about the duties of this position, contact Dr. Michael Schwartz, (email inquiries only).

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  • Conduct quantitative research in ecology or wildlife biology at multiple spatial scales from forest stands to landscapes.
  • Represent an academic and/or land management organization in matters relating to quantitative vertebrate ecology.
  • Develop defensible monitoring methods for assessing change in wildlife populations over time.
  • Analyze relationships between wildlife habitats and species abundance, survival, or movement patterns.
  • Develop and use advanced quantitative methods to describe relationship between wildlife and associated habitats.
  • Collaborate with scientists to analyze existing quantitative data sets related to quantitative vertebrate ecology.
  • Develop and maintain collaborative relationships with scientists and partners in other federal and state agencies, institutions and universities.
  • Initiate or develop partnerships among federal, state and NGO entities having a vital interest in wildlife populations.
  • Evaluate the effects of fire, fuels, restoration, and vegetation management on wildlife and/or their habitats.
  • Design and evaluate management, monitoring, and restoration strategies for large, mixed-ownership landscapes.
  • Develop management options for land management to maintain and improve conditions for wildlife at multiple scales of space and time.
  • Conduct research studies related to how climate change might influence management options regarding wildlife and their associated habitats.

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