Volunteer Field assistant: Aggression in colonial finches ~ Bioblogia.net

11 de octubre de 2012

Volunteer Field assistant: Aggression in colonial finches

East Kimberley, Western Australia

January to April 2013

We are looking for a field assistant to help with a project investigating
aggression in crimson finches. Field work will be conducted in the
East Kimberley region of Western Australia from January to April 2013
(specific dates may vary). This is the wet season in the tropics and
temperatures may reach 40oC with very high humidity. Volunteers will be
involved with catching and banding birds, locating and monitoring nests,
behavioural observations, re-sighting colour bands, habitat assessment and
data entry. You will need to be prepared for early mornings 6 days a week,
long hours in tropical conditions (including wading through creeks and
long walks over rocky terrain), sharing cooking duties, living and working
in a small team and have a good work ethic. Desirable qualifications
include experience with behavioural studies, re-sighting colour bands and
mist-netting. Accommodation and travel within Australia will be covered
however the volunteer will provide their own food and international
travel (the latter may be negotiable for the right candidate). To
apply please contact Catherine at The Australian National University;
Catherine.Young AT anu.edu.au outlining your suitability for the role,
relative experience and two references.

Deadline:
November 15th 2012

Catherine Young
PhD Candidate
Research School of Biology
Australian National University
Canberra ACT

Catherine Young <catherine.young@anu.edu.au>

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