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November 5, 2009 Mr.

Bryan Botson Department of Biological Sciences Florida Atlantic University Boca Raton, FL 33431-0991 bbtson@fau.edu Dear Mr. Botson, I learned about the Field Research Technician job online on the Texas A&M Department of Wildlife and Fisheries job board. I am very interested in this position and I believe that my education background and past experiences make me a qualified candidate for the job. I graduated in May from the University of Georgia with a degree in Wildlife. I have not yet had a job with this degree. However, I feel that through my classes, labs, and research projects, I have gained much of the experience needed for this job. I grew up in rural South Georgia and have always loved the outdoors. I will definitely be able to keep a positive attitude in the field, because doing field work is what I’ve always desired to do. Also, I have experience with GIS and GPS data collection, as well as experience with ArcMAP. In addition, I have a strong interest in birds and would love to have an opportunity to study wading birds in the Florida Everglades. Attached to this cover letter is my resume, including references. Thank you for your consideration and I look forward to hearing from you. Sincerely, Marylou Moore 206 Hwy 86 East Lyons, GA 30436 (912) 293-6483 mmoore36@uga.edu

MARYLOU N. MOORE
206 Hwy 86 E., Lyons, GA 30436 912-293-6483 moorem36@uga.edu

PROFESSIONAL OBJECTIVE To obtain a position as a Certified Wildlife Biologist. EDUCATION Georgia Southern University Attended: August 2004 – December 2006 The University of Georgia D. B. Warnell School of Forest Resources Attended: January 2007 – May 2009 Completed a Bachelor of Science Degree in Forest Resources with a major in Wildlife Biology; met educational qualifications to become an Associate Wildlife Biologist. Personally financed majority of college education Overall College GPA: 3.24 Professional Program GPA: 3.26 Related Courses: International Issues in Conservation, Wildlife Disease Ecology, Wildlife Physiology and Nutrition, Mammalogy, Vertebrate Natural History, Management of Wildlife Habitats, Conservation Ecology, Wildlife Techniques, Dendrology, Spatial Analysis, Marine Mammal Conservation Ecology, and Public Speaking. HONORS AND ACTIVITIES The Student Chapter of the Wildlife Society Hope Scholarship, Fall 2004 – Spring 2009 Dean’s List RESEARCH AND EXPERIENCE Study Abroad: May 25 – June 24, 2008. Kruger National Park, South Africa. During a one month stay in the bush camp, I gained first-hand experience in tracking, guiding, management, poaching issues, and how to handle wildlife

confrontation situations. In addition, at the end of the course I was awarded with a Level 1 field guide certification. Senior Project: Conducted research on Avian Vacuolar Myelinopathy and created a management plan to reduce the incidence of the disease in birds on Lake Varner, Georgia. My group evaluated various alternatives to reduce the incidence of the disease and provided recommendations. From the alternatives, a few management options were compiled and evaluated via a const-benefit analysis. Conducted comprehensive literature reviews and wrote papers on the natural history of the black vulture (Coragyps atratus) and the bog turtle (Clemmys muhlenbergii). Created an analysis of aquatic conditions for the National Park Service using GIS mapping. I created a watershed-based condition and threat assessment for fish and aquatic habitat for Fort Donelson National Battlefield and Stones River National Battlefield. COMPUTER SKILLS Experience in Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Powerpoint, DOS, and Arc-View. TECHNICAL SKILLS • • • • • • • • Bird and bat mist-netting Mammal trapping with pitfall arrays, Sherman live-traps, and leg-hold traps Preparation of mammal skins for museum study Wildlife and plant identification and sampling techniques Assessment of stream bank and in-stream habitat features Performing necropsies on both terrestrial and aquatic organisms Wildlife signs and tracking GIS mapping

PUBLICATIONS AND REPORTS Moore, M. N., J. S. Hollingsworth, and D.R. Heath. 2009. A Proposal for AVM Control on Lake Varner, Georgia. Unpubl. Senior project, University of Georgia, Athens, 36 pp. Moore, M. 2009. Analysis of aquatic conditions in Fort Donelson National Battlefield. In Nibbelink, N.P., J.M. Long, K.T. McAbee, J.C. Wilson, and L. Brons. Watershedbased condition and threat assessment for fish and aquatic habitat in southeastern National Park Service Units. Natural Resource Report NPS/NRPC/NRR—2009/xxx. National Park Service, Fort Collins, Colorado.

Moore, M. 2009. Analysis of aquatic conditions in Stones River National Battlefield. In Nibbelink, N.P., J.M. Long, K.T. McAbee, J.C. Wilson, and L. Brons. Watershedbased condition and threat assessment for fish and aquatic habitat in southeastern National Park Service Units. Natural Resource Report NPS/NRPC/NRR—2009/xxx. National Park Service, Fort Collins, Colorado. REFERENCES Dr. John P. Carroll Warnell School of Forest Resources The University of Georgia Athens, GA 30602-2152 jcarroll@warnell.uga.edu 706-542-5815 Dr. Sara Schweitzer Warnell School of Forest Resources The University of Georgia Athens, GA 30602-2152 schweitz@warnell.uga.edu 706-542-1150 Dr. Robert J. Warren Warnell School of Forest Resources The University of Georgia Athens, GA 30602-2152 warren@warnell.uga.edu 706-542-6474 Dr. Susan B. Wilde Warnell School of Forest Resources The University of Georgia Athens, GA 30602-2152 swilde@warnell.uga.edu 706-542-3346