We are seeking a highly motivated PhD student to spearhead a project focused on understanding the synergistic effects of climate, broad scale land use change, and local land management on distributions of breeding birds on protected lands in the Southeast. This is a fully funded position in the College of Forestry, Wildlife and Environment at Auburn University. The student will be co-advised by Dr. Jonathon Valente (https://www.JonathonValente.com/) and Dr. Christopher Lepczyk (http://cfwe.auburn.edu/profile/christopher-lepczyk/). Candidates should have a strong interest in population ecology, species distribution modeling, and remote sensing. The project will also involve a substantial field component, and the successful candidate would ideally have experience conducting avian point co

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