Volunteer field assistant in flowering traits and climate change ~ Bioblogia.net

8 de marzo de 2011

Volunteer field assistant in flowering traits and climate change

Bristol University, UK

We are looking for a motivated, hard-working volunteer to assist with
fieldwork on Avon Wildlife Trust nature reserves around Bristol, UK. This
NERC-funded project explores the ecological and evolutionary responses of
plant-pollinator networks to climate change. It is a great opportunity to be
involved in exciting research in evolutionary ecology, and would suit
someone considering further study or research in this area. The applied
aspect of the project, and its association with the Avon Wildlife Trust,
also provides an excellent opportunity for people looking for experience in
the conservation sector.

The role of the volunteer will be to assist with the collection of floral
trait data and observations of floral abundance and pollinator visitation to
the cowslip (Primula veris).

Requirements:
* An interest in ecological and evolutionary scientific research, and
natural history and conservation.
* Enthusiasm for, and willingness to spend long days working outside
in British weather conditions.
* Ability to work carefully and meticulously, with close attention to
detail.

Previous fieldwork experience and a valid driving license would also be an
advantage.

Assistance is required from April - June 2011. Costs associated (travel,
lunch etc.) with the field work will be covered. Although this is a casual
position, applicants must be reliable and committed to their role.

For further information about this position, or to apply, please email
Charlotte Bickler before 21st March charlotte.bickler@bristol.ac.uk.




Dr Jon Bridle
School of Biological Sciences
University of Bristol
Bristol BS8 1UD

Office B70, Lab B38/9
Tel. 0117 928 7482
Fax. 0117 331 7985

jon.bridle@bristol.ac.uk
http://www.bristol.ac.uk/biology/research/ecological/genetics/

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