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10 de febrero de 2011

Voluntariado con ardillas en Canadá

Field Assistants Required-Columbian ground squirrels
Sheep River Provincial Park, Alberta, Canada

We are looking for 3 volunteers to assist with fieldwork for the period of
April 07 to Aug 30, 2011. The project investigates the evolutionary ecology
of Columbian ground squirrels. As a member of the study, assistants will be
involved with monitoring the phenology (when animals emerge from
hibernation), reproduction and survival of individuals. Fieldwork will
involve live-trapping and handling of animals, behavioural observation and
assistance with the measurement of physiological (metabolism) traits on
free-ranging animals. This is an excellent opportunity to gain experience
working with a collaborative research team on a long-term study of a wild
mammal. Opportunities exist for side-projects for interested and motivated
applicants.

All fieldwork is carried out in the spectacular Rocky Mountains of western
Alberta, Canada, home to some of the most majestic wildlife in North
America. We will be staying at the University of Calgary’s R.B. Miller
research station in Sheep River Provincial Park, Alberta
(http://bgs.ucalgary.ca/facilities/facilities). You will interact with other
researchers working with ground squirrels on a diversity of projects in
behavioural and population ecology. Additionally, the field station is home
to a number of other researchers working on a variety of projects, ranging
from insects to large mammals.

Food, accommodation and travel to and from Calgary or Edmonton, Alberta are
provided. Training will be provided and no experience is necessary, but
candidates should have an interest in a number of the following (the more
the better!): ecology, evolutionary biology, wildlife, field biology, and
animal behaviour. Periods of time will be spent camping and, as such,
successful applicants need to enjoy the outdoors, be up-beat, positive,
responsible and work well as a member of a team.
If you wish to apply for one of these posts then please send a CV with a
cover letter and contact details of three references (with e-mail address),
by email to Jeff Lane (contact info below), by March 01, 2011.

Contact:
Dr. Jeff Lane
Centre d’Ecologie Fonctionelle et Evolutive
Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique
34293 Montpellier Cedex 5
France
u.columbianus@hotmail.com

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