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12 de septiembre de 2004

Ofertas de trabajo con aves

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Opportunity to develop a Ph.D. dissertation project in conjunction with
an NSF-funded examination of tritrophic interactions between
insectivorous birds, herbivorous insects and red oaks. Study features
collaboration with insect ecologists in the UGA Institute of Ecology.
Study area is the Coweeta LTER site in the Appalachian Mountains of
western North Carolina. Academic work can begin Jan 2005 or Aug 2005,
but field work must begin Apr 2005. Stipend approximately $16,000/yr
(U.S.) plus tuition waiver. Interested individuals should send a resume
to DR. ROBERT J. COOPER, School of Forest Resources, University of
Georgia, Athens, GA 30602, or email Dr. Cooper (EM:
rcooper@smokey.forestry.uga.edu) by 15 Oct 2004.
RESEARCH FELLOW San Clemente Island. Position #137903. Status: EXEMPT
(Grant with full benefits). Job closes: Thursday, 23 Sep 2004, 4:00 PM.
This position is for the San Clemente Island Loggerhead Shrike Recovery
Program. Room and board is provided by the U.S. Navy for the five-day
work week on the island. Applicants must be available to work any of the
seven days of the week. Successful applicants will have
knowledge/experience in one or more of the following two areas: 1) Avian
husbandry, i.e., avicultural knowledge, bird handling, nutritional needs
of birds, hand-rearing, chick growth, and bird behavior; or 2)
Behavioral observation and focal sampling methodologies (e.g., all
occurrence, instantaneous and 1/0 sampling) with birds or mammals. All
successful applicants will have basic computer experience with word
processing and spreadsheet programs (e.g., MS Word and MS Excel),
familiarity with detailed record keeping, and ability to keep clear and
accurate notes using such programs. In addition, preference will be
given to applicants with experience in the following four areas: 1)
Advanced computer experience in statistical analysis and familiarity
with program packages such as StatView, SPSS, JMP, or Systat; 2)
Advanced computer experience in database management and familiarity with
programs such as MS Access (knowledge of programming and managing Access
databases is particularly preferred); 3) Experience in writing
scientific papers and reports, and/or 4) Experience in endangered
species management, avian conservation, and reintroduction programs. The
ability to work cooperatively with all members of the Shrike Recovery
Program including U.S. Navy, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, PRBO
Conservation Science and the Institute for Wildlife Studies is
essential. Selected candidates may be required to spend nights at the
captive propagation facility when sick, injured birds, and young chicks
are present. Must be able to work outside under various weather
conditions and have a valid California driver license. To apply go to
the San Diego Zoo Website (URL:
http://zoocf.console.net/jobs/jobSearch.cfm; Job location=Other).
GRADUATE RESEARCH ASSISTANTSHIP (M.S.) Winter Grassland Bird Community
Dynamics, Department of Fishery and Wildlife Sciences, New Mexico State
University. I am seeking qualified applicants at the MS level to conduct
research that is part of a project on wintering grassland birds in
southwest New Mexico. This assistantship has 2 main components - (1) to
examine resource abundance and diversity on winter grassland bird
community dynamics through resource manipulation experiments, and (2) to
examine the effects of grazing practices on seed production in dropseed
grasslands (an important component of winter sparrow diets) within and
outside of grazing exclosures. Qualifications: All applicants must have
a B.S. in Wildlife Sciences, Biology, Zoology or a related field.
Applicants must be highly motivated, willing to work long hours in the
field, have excellent birding skills and must be excited about learning
to identify winter sparrows. The seed aspect of this project requires
patience, attention to detail and long hours in the lab. Applicants
must be able to work well independently and as part of a team. To apply,
please send a letter of interest, up-to-date resume, copy of all
transcripts, GRE scores, and 3 letters of recommendation as soon as
possible but no later than 15 Oct 2004. Start Date: 3 Jan 2005. Salary:
$16,000/year. Please direct inquiries related to this position to [EM:
mdesmond@nmsu.edu (preferred) PH: 505-646-1217 (afternoons only)]. Send
Application material to: MARTHA DESMOND, Department of Fishery and
Wildlife Sciences, PO Box 30003, MSC 4901, New Mexico State University,
Las Cruces, NM 88003-0003.
REGIONAL BIOLOGIST, New England Coastal Program, Great Lakes/Atlantic
Regional Office, Ann Arbor, Michigan-- The Great Lakes/Atlantic Regional
Office is accepting applications for a Regional Biologist (Grade 13) for
the New England Coastal Program. The position will focus on
restoration and protection of coastal marsh habitats in the states of
Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Maine and Rhode Island. The
position is also responsible for the delivery of inland conservation
work throughout the five state region. The position will be located in
the applicant's home. The qualified candidate will work closely with
and be supervised by, the Director of Conservation Programs for the
North Atlantic. Responsibilities include wetland restoration projects
on public and private lands, working directly with local, state and
federal personnel, private landowners, fundraisers, volunteers, and
media. Duties include all aspects of project evaluation, design, and
construction management and grant writing and administration. Applicant
should demonstrate strong abilities to work and interact with
volunteers, agency officials, private landowners, have a basic knowledge
of coastal marsh ecosystems, programs (WRP, Partners for Wildlife), and
experience in habitat restoration projects. Excellent oral and written
skills are mandatory. Applicant must have a minimum of two years of
relevant experience. A B.S. degree in natural resources field is
required, and M.S. in a related field recommended. Send letter of
interest and resume by 10 Sep 2004 (electronic applications accepted)
to: RAY WHITTEMORE, Director of Conservation Programs, Ducks Unlimited,
122 Joe English Road, New Boston, NH 03070 (EM: rwhittemore@ducks.org).
POSTDOCTORAL POSITION: Ecology and Evolution of a Bird-borne
Alphavirus--An NIH-funded postdoctoral position is available immediately
to study the population dynamics of Buggy Creek virus, an alphavirus
associated with cliff swallows and their cimicid ectoparasites (see
Proc. R. Soc. Lond. B 268, 1833, 2001). The position includes both
field- and laboratory-based work and requires travel to and from
performance sites in Nebraska, Colorado, Oklahoma, and Munich, Germany.
Applicants should have a Ph.D. and background in virology,
epidemiology, or phylogenetics. To apply, send a curriculum vita and
names and addresses of three references to: CHARLES R. BROWN, Department
of Biological Sciences, University of Tulsa, 600 S. College Ave., Tulsa,
OK. 74104 (EM: charles-brown@utulsa.edu)
EXPERIENCED VOLUNTEERS- Needed from Dec to Apr for an ongoing study of
the social and reproductive dynamics of a lek breeding bird (Pipra
filicauda) in Amazonian Ecuador. The project examines costs and benefits
for cooperative male manakins in the context of a lek mating system. The
study site is Tiputini Biodiversity Station (URL:
http://www.usfq.edu.ec/1TIPUTINI/), located along the Tiputini River in
the Orellana Province of eastern Ecuador. This 650 ha biological station
is located ~200 m above sea level and is adjacent to Yasuní National
Park and within the greater Yasuní Biosphere Reserve. The area is
lowland rainforest and is extremely diverse in both avian and mammalian
fauna. Volunteer duties will include mist-netting, banding and color
banding, nest searching, radio telemetry, and behavioral observations.
Volunteers must be in good physical shape and able to endure long days
in an extremely humid and buggy environment. Likewise volunteers must be
self disciplined, responsible, have good directional skills, be able to
get along with others and capable of working independently. Working
knowledge of Spanish is a plus but not essential. Preference will be
given to those applicants with experience however unskilled volunteers
will also be considered. Volunteers will be expected to stay for a two
month minimum and will be required to cover their transport to Ecuador
as well as their living expenses while present ~ 30$/day. Some
defrayment of costs may be available to well qualified candidates. To
apply please send resume, dates of availability, emails for three
references and a letter of interest to BRANDT RYDER, Dept. of Biology,
University of Missouri-St. Louis, 8001 Natural Bridge Rd., St. Louis, MO
63121 (EM: Pipridae@umsl.ed). For electronic application send in body of
email please no attachments. For more information (URL:
FIELD ASSISTANTS (2) to begin mid-Nov, 2004 to aid in project examining
predators of an endangered Hawaiian honeycreeper, the Palila (Loxioides
bailleui). Study sites are located at high elevations (6,000 - 11,000
ft) on Mauna Kea, Hawaii Island. Fieldwork will focus on predator
(feral cat, mongoose, and rodent) ecology and removal, including live
trapping of feral cats and mongooses, and poisoning, live trapping and
snap trapping of rodents. Work may also include telemetry of small
mammals. Fieldwork involves strenuous hiking, endurance, long days, and
camping at remote locations. Applicant Qualifications: Previous
trapping and small mammal experience preferred but not required.
Ability to navigate in remote areas via transects, map and compass.
Four-wheel drive vehicle experience is desired. Applicant must be in
excellent physical condition and willing to work alone frequently.
Salary: $400/month. Excellent experience, housing, and field gear are
provided. A minimum 3-month commitment is required. We do not provide
plane tickets! To apply, send cover letter, CV, and contacts of 3
references to DANIEL NELSON (EM: Daniel_Nelson@usgs.gov) USGS-BRD, P.O.
Box 44, Hawaii Nat. Park, HI 96718.
UNIVERSITY.--Over the next two years, two Ph.D. graduate assistantships
are available to study the mechanisms and function of bird coloration in
the School of Life Sciences at Arizona State University. The graduate
faculty in Organismal, Integrative, and Systems Biology at ASU is
committed to providing motivated, talented students with the resources,
expertise, and learning environment they need to become international
leaders in modern biological research. Specific project topics will vary
according to the interest of the student, but will generally center on
the environmental, physiological, and/or behavioral factors underlying
bright coloration in wild populations of birds in the desert southwest.
Applicants should have a B.Sc. in biology or a related field, coursework
in the relevant subdisciplines (e.g. evolution, animal behavior,
biochemistry), and an interest in integrative approaches to
behavioral-ecology research. Particularly qualified students will have
both laboratory and field experience in avian studies. Funding will be
provided through a combination of teaching and research assistantships.
Application deadline for admission into the program in Fall 2005 is 15
Dec 2004. Prior to applying, students should send a letter of interest,
CV, the names and contact information for two references, unofficial
university transcripts, and any relevant publications or reprints to DR.
KEVIN MCGRAW, School of Life Sciences, Arizona State University, Tempe,
AZ 85282 or electronically (EM: Kevin.McGraw@asu.edu). For more
information about our graduate program in the School of Life Sciences,
visit http://sols.asu.edu/grad/gdegrees.php. For more information about
research in my lab, visit (URL: http://sols.asu.edu/faculty/kmcgraw.php
and http://lsweb.la.asu.edu/kmcgraw/). Arizona State University is an
Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer.

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