The Lawson Lab in the New Mexico Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit and the Department of Fish, Wildlife, and Conservation Ecology at New Mexico State University (NMSU) invite applications for an MS research assistantship, with field work beginning in mid-May 2021. The successful applicant will be part of a collaborative study between NMSU, the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish (DGF), and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to reintroduce white-tailed ptarmigan to their historic range in New Mexico. Field Work Details: The initial field work will involve the capture of ptarmigan in Colorado in late May, followed by release and monitoring using VHF transmitters in the Pecos Wilderness Area of New Mexico. Additional ptarmigan will be translocated in September, 2021.

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