The Oregon CRU at OSU is looking for a motivated MS student to start Fall Quarter 2021. The student will be co-advised by Dr. Jim Peterson and Dr. Melanie Davis and will work closely with federal and state agencies to identify species of greatest conservation need (SGCN) in the Pacific Northwest whose populations would benefit from an in-depth evaluation of existing data. The student is expected to evaluate how habitat fragmentation, degradation, and loss have negatively affected the population viability of SGCN, and to estimate the effects of potential conservation actions on these species. This position is expected to be primarily quantitative in nature with minimal field components. The student will develop skills in data management, statistics, spatial analysis, and writing reports and peer-reviewed journal articles.