Trapping and nest monitoring in Alaska ~ Bioblogia.net

5 de marzo de 2008

Trapping and nest monitoring in Alaska

KING EIDER RESEARCH ASSISTANT (1) needed from 1 Jun - 25 Jul 2008, to
help with King Eider trapping and nest monitoring near Teshekpuk Lake,
North Slope Borough, Alaska. This project is an ongoing monitoring
effort to collect data on King Eider breeding biology in pristine arctic
tundra not yet affected by industrial development. Duties include
mist-netting adult King Eiders, banding, behavioral observations, nest
searching and monitoring, nest trapping of female King Eiders, data
recording, basic weather recording, and field camp maintenance chores.
The project is situated 150 km southeast of Barrow, AK in a remote field
camp with basic amenities. Previous experience in nest searching and
mist-netting preferred, bird identification, excellent hiking fitness
and good sense of orientation necessary. Expect to hike 10-20 km per day
in hip-boots over boggy and uneven terrain. Conditions on the tundra can
range from below freezing to warm and humid, and a high level of
tolerance towards mosquitoes and perpetual daylight is needed. Food,
accommodation, transport to field site and field gear will be provided.
For more information on the project check
http://mercury.bio.uaf.edu/kingeider or contact STEFFEN OPPEL (EM:
fssjo3 AT uaf.edu, PH: 907-474-6051), Department of Biology and
Wildlife, 211 Irving 1, University of Alaska, Fairbanks, AK 99775-6100,
USA. To apply, send a statement of interest, CV with previous
experience, and contact information of 2 references to Steffen Oppel.
Due to bureaucratic constraints we can only consider US citizens.

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