viernes, 21 de octubre de 2011

Avian Field Assistant- Costa Rica

Avian field assistant needed for a study of the winter ecology of Wood Thrush in Costa Rica. The position runs from 21 November – 19 December 2011. The goals of the project are to assess the consequences of winter habitat quality on stress levels, foraging behaviour and the migration ecology of Wood Thrush. Duties will include territory searching, mist-netting, banding, and blood and feather sampling. Field assistant must have previous experience mist-netting. Experience working in tropical environments would be an asset. Work will be undertaken at La Selva Biological Station near the town of Puerto Viejo de Sarapiqui in Costa Rica. Study sites are located in primary and secondary forest under hot, humid, and rainy conditions. There are many biting insects and spiny plants but also an amazing diversity of plants and animals to explore and opportunities to meet other researchers working in a variety of fields. Assistants are expected to work 6 days a week for 8-9 hours (early mornings and late afternoons). Knowledge of Spanish is not required. Field assistant will be working with the graduate student. Air fare to Costa Rica and accommodations will be provided. Interested applicants should send a resume with a short cover letter to Please provide 2 to 3 references. Successful applicants will be contacted for an interview. No applications will be reviewed after October 31st, 2011.

For more info, contact:

Calandra Stanley