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18 de diciembre de 2004

Oportunidades y trabajos con fauna

Intern and experienced nest searchers(Intern and experienced mist-netters,Intern and experienced target-netters,Mist-netting supervisors,Small Mammal Trapping Intern).Field research assistants are needed for Dr. Tom Martin's long-term research program that examines the evolution of life-history traits as well as the influence of predation rates, habitat structure, and microclimate on nest site selection in birds. Field Research Assistants will have the opportunity to gain experience in many of the field techniques used in avian research such as: nest-searching, mist-netting, target-netting, territory mapping, re-sighting, video-taping nests, and mammal trapping. The study site is located in North Central Arizona in the Coconino National Forest at 8,000 ft. elevation in montane forest. The field camp is remote and requires tent living (you must provide your own tent), and pay is $825/mo (all intern positions) or $1100/mo (mist-netting supervisor positions). The project runs from 1 May and will end no later than 22 Jul 2005. Applicants should have a strong work ethic and appreciation for scientific research. Those applying for the mist-netting supervisor positions must have a minimum of three months banding experience, preferably with MAPS protocol. For more info, please see our website at http://umt.edu/mcwru/TEMWebsite/AZfieldasst.htm. Review of applications is occurring NOW, and will continue until positions are filled (no later than 1 Feb, 2005). Please email or surface mail the following materials: cover letter stating your interest in the project, desired position, and relevant experience; resume; and the names, email addresses, and telephone numbers of three references to: KARIE DECKER, Montana Cooperative Wildlife Research Unit, NS-205, University of Montana, Missoula, MT 59812 (PH: 406-243-6007; EM: karie.decker@umontana.edu).Enthusiasm is more important than experience.

VOLUNTEER RESEARCH ASSISTANTS (4 positions available) needed for a minimum of six weeks from 15 Jan to 15 May 2005 to assist with a study investigating the sensory ecology and foraging behavior of the tropical frog-eating bat, Trachops cirrhosus. Work will be conducted on Barro Colorado Island, PANAMA. No prior experience is required, but applicant should be comfortable working in hot and humid conditions, tolerate of ticks and chiggers, and able to work late into the night. Work will include hiking to field site, mistnetting bats, and conducting acoustic experiments in a flight cage. Housing: a well-supplied research station with all meals prepared. Volunteer must cover all expenses including airfare to Panama and field station fees ($625/month, includes room and board). If interested, please send a resume and contact information for three references to RACHEL PAGE (EM: rachelpage@mail.utexas.edu).

UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH ASSISTANTS (2) needed for 10-weeks (23 May - 29 Jul) of summer research. The major focus will be on nest site competition amongcavity nesting birds (mostly on golf courses), with additional side projects investigating nest settlement in barn swallows and hatching asynchrony in purple martins. Our NSF REU funding stipulates that currently enrolled seniors are ineligible. Apartment-style housing, food/travel allowance provided. Total pre-tax compensation =3D $5700. Students must provide their own vehicle. Five-day= workweek, early mornings. Applications due 14 Feb. For more information contact DR. MARK STANBACK (EM: mastanback@davidson.edu).Application materials at http://www.bio.davidson.edu/REU

WILDLIFE BIOLOGIST / ECOLOGIST / BOTANIST (Seasonal, Part-time, and/or Full-time)=96Employer: Williams Wildland Consulting, Inc., a small, home-based biological/ecological consulting business based in Yuba County, California Location: Mostly Northern California, primarily northern Sierra Nevada and Sacramento Valley. Positions: 1-3, depending on status (see below); internships also available. Open at least until 22 Dec 2004, but may be extended Seasonal Full-Time (May =96 Aug): Primar= y duty to conduct field surveys for special-status species, primarily raptors and frogs. Requires work in the field 4-10 days at a time. Seasonal housing provided in most cases, but camping sometimes required. Must have at least one season of experience surveying for at least one of the following species or groups: ranid frogs, other herpetofauna, spotted owl, great gray owl, northern goshawk, nesting raptors OR have significant birding skills with some raptor ID experience. Candidates with both raptor/bird and amphibian experience preferred, but not required. Access to a 4WD vehicle and ability to operate ATVs and other equipment (e.g., chainsaw) a plus. Wages $16-24/hr. Part-time (year-round or seasonal): Primary duties to conduct nesting raptor surveys, botanical surveys, and occasional amphibian surveys. Familiarity with and/or interest in learning California flora required. Experience with raptors and herpetofauna preferred, but must have some birding experience at a minimum. Must be able to take detailed field notes and write well. GIS skills and/or other computer skills a plus for this position. Most work in the southern Sacramento Valley and Sierra Nevada foothills. Work is concentrated in spring-summer, but some work year-round. Wages $16-30/hr, commensurate with skills, negotiable. Work would be based from home with very little commuting; mothers very welcome. Year-round Full-time: A combination of the above, generally full-time field work from Apr-Aug, half-time work in Mar and Sep, and =BC= time work from Oct =96 Feb. Additional winter work may be available depending on interest. Candidates for any position should possess the following: excellent character and integrity; good observation skills with acute vision and hearing; passion for learning and an interest in conservation, research, and education; good organizational skills and flexibility; an overall dedication to excellence and sense of pride in their work; personal vehicle; strong academic background and performance a plus, especially for year-round positions Compensation (All Positions): Raises for accrued time, generally amounting to a $2-3/hr pay increase during the course of a field season for a seasonal employee. Mileage reimbursement and modest per diem (and usually lodging) for overnight field work. Potential health care after one year of employment. Potential scholarship for graduate school. To apply: Send a cover letter discussing job/life interests as appropriate, a resume / curriculum vitae, and three references with current emails and phone numbers. One or more of your referees should be able to provide a character reference, and thus does not have to be associated with biological work. Send to BRIAN WILLIAMS, 12845 Honcut Rd., Marysville, CA 95901; (PH: 530-742-4248; EM: bwcal@sprynet.com). Contact Brian for more information.

PROGRAM COORDINATOR, LoonWatch, Sigurd Olson Environmental Institute. Northland College is accepting applications for an ecologist/biologist with environmental education experience to assume a leadership role for a mature, regional program in species conservation and public outreach. The incumbent will be responsible for managing citizen-science projects including an annual monitoring program and a statewide loon survey; administering the Sigurd T. Olson Loon Research Award; designing, delivering and assessing educational programming to a variety of audiences; collaborative grant writing and interacting with donors; producing and distributing a national loon poster; and supervising student interns and field researchers. The position also requires on-going involvement and support for other Institute and Northland College activities. Qualifications: Master=92s Degree in life science, conservation, environmental education, or related field required; at least two years experience in outreach education; and demonstrated administrative skills. GIS and research experience with birds helpful. Position is FT with benefits, involves travel and reports to the Executive Director. Full job description posted http://www.northland.edu. To apply: Send letter, resume, and contact information for three professional references to Human Resources, Northland College, 1411 Ellis Avenue, Ashland WI 54806. humanresources@northland.edu. Review of applicants begins 27 Dec and continues until the position is filled.

AA/EOE.GRADUATE FELLOWSHIPS: The University of Alaska (Anchorage-Fairbanks) invites applications for Graduate Study from students with interests in evolutionary biology, population genetics, systematics, or molecular ecology. Two-year fellowships, with annual stipends of $22,000, are available for incoming students (MS or PhD). Support in additional years is anticipated to be available from teaching and research assistantships. Additional information on these fellowships and application instructions can be found at: http://www.alaska.edu/epscor/funding/epscorpgagrad.html The Department of Biology and Wildlife and the Institute of Arctic Biology at UAF provide a dynamic setting in which to pursue a graduate degree. Our program is highly collaborative, and offers a diverse array of graduate student course offerings in evolutionary biology. The 50 faculty and >100 graduate students offer a vibrant intellectual community with interests in biological systems. Facilities include a newly modernized DNA CORE lab with high throughput sequencing, SNP detection, microarray and proteomics capabilities, an ancient DNA extraction facility, a state of the art greenhouse and animal growth quarters, an extensive collections of Alaskan plants, mammals and birds at the University of Alaska Museum of the North . Regional study areas include Toolik Field station and Bonanza Creek LTER. The location of the University offers unparalleled opportunities for research in understudied natural communities (the storied 365 million acre classroom) and the climate offers a great opportunity to enjoy winter sports and long summer days. The campus is situated on a sunny hill, overlooking the town of Fairbanks, with a view of the Alaska Range. Fairbanks is an extremely welcoming community, with many opportunities for outdoor sports. Groomed cross country ski trails start just outside the building, downhill skiing less than 15 minutes from campus, and many places for hiking, bird watching and snow machining. Denali National Park is just 2 hours from campus. Your graduate-student life will be an unforgettable life-time experience in this beautiful subarctic region. Applicants are encouraged to contact faculty with whom they would like to work, and to specify that faculty member in their graduate school application. Additional information on faculty research interests can be found at http://www.iab.uaf.edu/facstaff.html. All students applying for graduate work with the above faculty will be considered for these fellowships. Application instructions can be found http://www.bw.uaf.edu/bw_graduate.html. Review of applications will

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