New Undergraduate AND Graduate Student Opportunities in Population Dynamics!!!

New Undergraduate AND Graduate Student Opportunities in Population Dynamics!!! from the NMFS RTR Program at the University of Florida

• The 10th annual Undergraduate Marine Resources Population Dynamics (MRPD) Workshop, March 3-9, 2013, at its new location at the Keys Marine Lab in Long Key, Florida. • A new two-week MRPD Summer Program for Masters-level graduate students and advanced undergraduate students focusing on the interaction of population dynamics and policy of an important and current issue in the southeastern U.S. • Multiple Graduate Research Assistantships at the University of Florida to study MRPD with some of the country's best faculty sponsored by the National Marine Fisheries Service, beginning in January of 2013 and August of 2013.

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The NMFS RTR Program, located at the University of Florida, is holding its tenth annual Marine Resources Population Dynamics Workshop. This workshop will introduce fifteen outstanding undergraduate students from around the country to the field of population dynamics using exciting case studies involving harvested fish species and protected species (such as sea turtles or marine mammals). The workshop will take place March 3-9, 2013 at the Keys Marine Lab in Long Key, Florida. The program will cover all costs for the students selected to participate. The workshop is designed for students who have strong math skills and enjoy math, who also have a basic understanding of ecology. It will be taught by University of Florida faculty and scientists from the National Marine Fisheries Service. Network with students from around the country that share your interests and with faculty and scientists that can help shape your future. Note that 100% of past participants have recommended this program! For more information and application materials, please visit www.popdyrtr.com The deadline for receipt of applications is October 15, 2012.

The Marine Resources Population Dynamics Summer opportunity for graduate students and undergraduate seniors is a two-week, all-expense-paid program that will introduce participants to the population dynamics and complexity of a critically important, current case study in marine conservation and fisheries management by meeting the stakeholders, academic and agency scientists, and policy-makers involved. Participants will meet on the University of Florida campus and travel to relevant locations in the southeastern United States. At the conclusion of the program, participants will present a policy recommendation of their own creation to policymakers. The workshop is intended for students with strong quantitative interests and extensive research experience, striving for a career in population dynamics. Interested individuals should visit the website www.popdyrtr.com or call (352)294-0886 for application and required documents or additional information. Application deadline for the summer workshop is January 7, 2013.

Also, the NMFS RTR Program at the University of Florida is looking for graduate students to begin in both the Spring of 2013 and the Fall of 2013. Full assistantships are available at both the Masters and Doctoral level. For additional information please go to: www.popdyrtr.com

If you have any questions on either the Undergraduate Workshop, Summer Program or the Graduate Assistantships, please contact Mendy Willis, Administrative Assistant at (352) 294-0886 or mendywillis@ufl.edu