martes, 16 de septiembre de 2008
VOLUNTEER FIELD ASSISTANTS (2) needed for study of White-ruffed Manakinson the Atlantic Slope of Costa Rica
VOLUNTEER FIELD ASSISTANTS (2) needed for study of White-ruffed Manakinson the Atlantic Slope of Costa Rica. This study is part of a projectexamining the carry-over effects of altitudinal migration usingphysiological techniques, stable isotopes, and behavioural observations.Work during fall season will examine how climatic conditions atdifferent elevations influence energetics, stress levels, andphysiological condition of birds that made different migratorydecisions. Field assistants will have the opportunity to work at boththe OTS-run La Selva biological stationwhich has every amenity a field biologist could want, and at Rara Avis reserve (URL: http://www.rara-avis.com/) where conditions areconsiderably more rustic (but has the best waterfall to swim in ever and better food). At both sites, you can expect a LOT of rain, very muddy trails, bugs, and a very early start to the day. The biodiversity is among the richest in Central America and you will gain hands-on experience in a wide range of field techniques. Work will begin at the beginning of October 2008 and continue until the end of Dec 2008. Assistants must be willing to commit to the full field season. Applicants should have excellent personal and physical skills and mist-netting/banding experience. Prior experience bleeding birds, working in the tropics, Spanish, and out-doors-(wo)man-ship all are big pluses. I will cover all in-country expenses (travel, food, and accommodation). Please send a letter stating why you are interested in this position, a current CV, and the names, emails and phone numbers of three references to ALICE BOYLE via email (EM: aboyle7 AT uwo.ca).