miércoles, 30 de septiembre de 2015

Neotropical Field Technician - Point Counts- Belice

Neotropical Field Technician - Point Counts
3 months

Enthusiastic, dedicated, and physically fit avian field technician needed in the lowland forests of southern Belize from approximately 6 Jan until April 7. Data collection activities will include point counts, vegetation measurements, and some exposure to banding. The work will also include clearing vegetation for many net lanes and hiking through a varied landscape. Techs often work independently with a local park warden to accomplish assigned goals. Applicants should also be prepared to spend long, humid days in the forest alongside a stunning diversity of organisms, including chiggers, sand flies, botflies, mosquitoes, and venomous snakes. While housing will be provided, frequent camping will be required.

Applicants need to have experience conducting point counts or similar surveys in forested habitats, preferably in the tropics. The ability to learn many new songs and calls is especially important for success with point counts. Applicants unfamiliar with Neotropical species must be willing to learn ID prior to arrival.

Compensation includes round-trip airfare to Belize, local transportation, room, board, and a monthly stipend.

To Apply:
Please send a cover letter detailing your relevant experience and reasons for applying along with a current CV to Brett Bailey (babailey@eco.umass.edu). Applications accepted until position is filled.

Number of Openings:
1 to 2