Project Title: Human Dimensions of Playa Restoration
Playa wetlands are an important water source throughout the Southern High Plains area, and many are being altered by landowners to fulfill various purposes. This position is for a PhD student, who will examine the human dimensions of playa restoration in multiple counties in Texas, working closely with agency representatives and landowners to determine values, evaluate decision processes, and identify best practices. Human dimensions is a growing field within the areas of wildlife and natural resources management, and this project is at the forefront of the subject.
Start date for this position is minimally flexible (contact Dr. Kahl for more information).
The successful applicant must:
- Have a valid driver's license and a clean driving record
- Have MS degree in Natural Resources Management, or a field related to either natural resources or wildlife studies, or a humanities degree with emphasis on the human dimensions of natural resources or wildlife management.
- Be aware of social issues and complications within the field of natural resources management
- Be aware of the social impacts of management decisions
- Exhibit confidence and decorum in discussion of natural resource issues with landowners, researchers and agency personnel alike
- Have an interest or passion for human dimensions of natural resources, water management, restoration, etc.
- Submit both undergraduate and graduate transcripts (unofficial copies acceptable for now), as well as 3 letters of recommendation to Dr. Samantha Kahl by the application deadline.
- Be admitted to the Texas Tech University Graduate School (therefore requiring application to the TTU Graduate School, which can be found online)
Contact: Dr. Samantha Kahl, firstname.lastname@example.org
(806)-834-4041 (though email is the preferred method of contact)
Project Location: Lubbock, TX @ Texas Tech University
Dr. Kahl’s Blog Page: http://kahllab.blogspot.com/
Application Deadline: 7/08/2016
Start Date: 8/22/2016