We are recruiting two graduate students to study white-tailed ptarmigan population dynamics in the southern Rocky Mountains of Colorado. This research is part of a continuing long-term study of two ptarmigan populations (Mt. Evans and Trail Ridge [Rocky Mountain NP]) that began in 1966. The first student (Demographic) will investigate habitat relationships by combining newly collected VHF-telemetry data with an existing location database and applying resource selection functions to model  quality habitats, and predict likely future changes to habitat under various climate scenarios. This student will also conduct field work to monitor breeding activities during the spring and summer, and construct population models used to estimate various demographic rates and processes. The second stude

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