Voluntariado en Costa Rica ~ Bioblogia.net

11 de diciembre de 2008

Voluntariado en Costa Rica

VOLUNTEER TROPICAL RESEARCH ASSISTANT in Monteverde, Costa Rica. The
work will be on the importance of birds to tropical forest restoration.
At the Cloud Forest School in Monteverde, Costa Rica, students in grades
K to 11 have been reforesting abandoned pastures to restore the tropical
cloud forest. Because birds disperse seeds of many tropical plants and
also eat herbivorous insects, they are a critical component to tropical
forest restoration and regeneration. More frequent visits by birds in
the reforestation and naturally regenerating areas should increase the
rate of forest regeneration. I am seeking someone to assist with
monitoring the bird community in terms of diversity and abundance in the
reforestation areas for at least two to three months. The assistant must
have excellent bird identification skills, be willing to work very early
mornings, and work independently. Pay is not available, but this is an
ideal opportunity to develop an independent project or be co-author on a
publication. Starting in Jan, Feb or Mar 2009 are the best times, but
spring or summer 2009 are also possible. Contact: PATRICIA TOWNSEND (EM:
ptownsen AT u.washington.edu), Ph. D. Candidate, Department of Biology,
University of Washington, Seattle, WA.

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