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Risk Assessment for Threatened and Endangered Species
Job Type: full-time temporary position
Posting Date: 11 Jul 14
Closing Date: 10 Oct 14
The research participant will be involved in the design and implementation of population-level risk assessments for endangered birds exposed to pesticides, and will conduct a research project focused on evaluating the performance of the EPA models for endangered species risk assessment.
This research project will evaluate and apply several tools developed by USEPA for use in population-level risk assessment for federally listed threatened and endangered species. The three primary tools evaluated will be the Terrestrial Investigation Model (TIM), MCnest and HexSim. TIM is a probabilistic model for estimating exposure and acute avian mortality associated with pesticide applications. MCnest is a probabilistic model for estimating adverse reproductive effects in birds exposed to pesticides during their normal breeding season. HexSim is a spatially-explicit and individual-based model designed for simulating plant and animal population dynamics within real landscapes.
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Contact Information:Primary Contact:
Dr. Matthew Etterson
Dr. Nathan Schumaker
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