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27 de enero de 2005

Ofertas de trabajo para biologos de bota

FIELD ASSISTANTS--Nevada Spring Mountains Goshawk, Flora and Fauna
Survey, and Bat Inventory with Great Basin Institute. Position begins 1
Mar and ends 31 Aug 2005. Duties include goshawk surveys, bird point
counts, bat sampling, and vegetation work. Specifically, interns shall
conduct survey of Goshawks, All Bird Monitoring on 11 transects, high
elevation plant community monitoring, bat inventory, flora and fauna
surveys of 125 miles of OHV trail, native seed collection, floral and
fauna surveys for 8 NEPA projects from 4 to 9,000 acres. Location is
Spring Mountains near Las Vegas, NV. Pay is $13 per hour DOE. Please
send cover letter, resume and three references to MICHAEL MORRISON (EM:
michael.morrison@verizon.net) for consideration.

FIELD TECHNICIANS (2) needed 15 Apr through 30 Jun for ongoing research
on shorebird migration ecology along New Jersey's Delaware Bay shore.
Delaware Bay is recognized as an internationally important staging area
for shorebirds during spring migration. Duties include extracting birds
from mist-nets, banding, weighing and measuring birds, recording data,
point counts, surveying for color-banded birds, and data entry.
Mist-netting and bird banding experience, or experience with point
counts and resighting color-banded birds necessary. Ability to identify
shorebirds of the eastern U. S. and experience using MS Excel or Access
preferred. Applicants must be able to work independently or as part of a
team, and be willing to work long hours, six days/week, in occasionally
hot and buggy conditions. Start date can be flexible. Salary
$1400/month. Must have own vehicle, housing and reimbursement for gas
provided. Send cover letter of interest, resume, and three references by
1 Mar to PATTI HODGETTS, Cape May Bird Observatory, 600 Route 47 North,
Cape May Court House, NJ 08210 (EM: patti.hodgetts@njaudubon.org).

DIRECTOR OF MONITORING PROGRAMS–The Director of Monitoring Programs
develops, executes and promotes aspects of New Jersey Audubon Society's
(NJAS) research mission that emphasizes avian population monitoring
using a variety of widely used field and analytical methods. Duties
include but not limited to: (1) managing existing monitoring programs
(e.g., Cape May Hawk Watch, Delaware Bay Shorebird Migration Stopover,
Atlantic City Airport Grassland Birds), (2) hiring and supervising
technical staff in data collection, data entry and analysis, (3)
conducting statistical analyses of data and preparing
reports/manuscripts for dissemination in public and technical forums,
(4) when necessary, providing logistical support for field data
collection, (5) developing new, statistically robust avian monitoring
projects, and (6) preparing and submitting grant proposals to support
existing and future projects. Qualifications: (1) M.S. in wildlife
biology, zoology, or related field, (2) 3-5 years of professional
project management experience, (3) strong background in avian ecology or
population dynamics, (4) advanced knowledge of statistics, statistical
software (e.g., SAS, SYSTAT) and uses of large databases, (5) strong
background in conservation biology with an avian focus is preferred, (6)
motivated self-starter and a strong team player, (7) excellent writing
and speaking skills, (8) proficiency with MS Access and GIS software,
(9) demonstrated ability to organize complex projects with multiple
partners, (10) demonstrated grant writing and fund raising ability.
Salary: Competitive and commensurate w/experience. Deadline: 28 Feb
2005. Start Date: ~1 Apr 2005. Submit cover letter, resume, three
references to: DAVID MIZRAHI, PHD, VP for Research, New Jersey Audubon
Society, 600 Route 47 North, Cape May Court House, NJ 08210 (EM:

FISH AND WILDLIFE BIOLOGIST (GS-0401-11/12)–The U.S. Fish and Wildlife
Service, Fairbanks Fish and Wildlife Field Office in Fairbanks, Alaska
is currently recruiting a Fish and Wildlife Biologist (GS-0401-11/12).
The biologist will work within the Endangered Species Program,
contributing to the conservation of Steller's and spectacled eiders. The
primary responsibility will be to conduct section 7 consultations on
Federally funded or permitted projects that may affect listed eiders.
Other responsibilities may include leading the development and
implementation of a conservation plan that manages village and
industrial growth in a manner that considers habitat needs of Steller's
eiders, and there will likely be opportunities to assist with eider
field studies in remote areas of Alaska. The position will require
skilled written and oral communication, an aptitude for critical
thinking, and experience evaluating biological information. Preference
will be given to individuals with experience evaluating impacts and with
strong analytical skills. This job is open to all U.S. citizens; a job
announcement will be available after 24 Jan 2005 at
http://www.usajobs.opm.gov/. Applications must be received by 14 Feb
2005. Contact TED SWEM (PH: 907-456-0441) for more information

Prairie Ecosystem--The Division of Biology at Kansas State University
will be offering the 10th annual NSF Research Experiences for
Undergraduates program in Summer 2005. We are seeking 8 undergraduate
applicants interested in summer research projects addressing topics in
the Conservation of the Tallgrass Prairie Ecosystem. Participants will
have great opportunities to conduct independent ecological research
projects under the guidance of experienced researchers working in
conservation biology and grassland ecology. Field projects will be
conducted in the beautiful natural areas of Konza Prairie Biological
Station, and at nearby sites in the Flint Hills region of northeast
Kansas. Recent participants have examined taxa ranging from microbes to
bison in freshwater and terrestrial habitats. Research questions have
been equally broad, including topics in physiology, behavior, population
and community ecology and ecosystem science. The summer stipend for the
duration of the 10-week program will be $3750 in Summer 2005. Students
will receive accommodation for the duration of the program in a
furnished apartment, and will have access to resources of Kansas State
University, including the library, student health center, and recreation
center. Students will receive credit for a 3-credit college course:
Research Seminar in Grassland Ecology. The REU program will cover
tuition and book costs. In the final week of the program, students will
travel to Montréal, Québec to attend the national scientific meeting of
the Ecological Society of America. The REU program will run from 30 May
to 12 Aug 2005. To be eligible, applicants must be US citizens or
permanent residents currently enrolled in an undergraduate program. The
deadline for applications is 1 Mar 2005. Students will be selected on
the basis of academic record, research interests and diversity.
Interested students can obtain additional information and application
forms at our program website (URL: http://www.ksu.edu/bsanderc/reu/), or
by contacting: Dr. GAIL WILSON, REU PROGRAM COORDINATOR, Division of
Biology, 232 Ackert Hall, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS 66506,
(EM: gwtw@ksu.edu, PH: 785-532-2892). The REU Site Program is supported
by funds from the National Science Foundation.

NICKERSON CONSERVATION FELLOWSHIP–Proposals for the 2005 Nickerson
Conservation Fellowship will be accepted in the broad areas of the
natural and social sciences. Of current interest are studies associated
with water quality, air quality, kettle ponds, shorebirds, fish, aquatic
organisms, saltmarshes, dune vegetation, and the political/social
implications which accompany the management of these resources. The
Fellowship Committee is also interested in proposals related to
archeology, historic preservation, submerged cultural resources, and the
influences of cultural change on natural resources. A list of Seashore
research interests will be included with application materials. Through
this program we are seeking self-directed qualified individuals whose
work will contribute to our knowledge of natural and cultural resources
within the Seashore and their relationship within the local communities
in which they are found. Proposal deadline: 1 Mar 2005. Stipend up to
$3500. Additional information and the application can be found at:

WILDLIFE TECHNICIAN (Seasonal)-Kansas State University-needed to aid
research on the influence of military activities on natural communities
on Fort Riley Military Installation in northeast Kansas. B.S. (or
pursuing degree) in wildlife biology or closely related field preferred.
There are 3-4 positions available. Incumbents will spend most of his/her
time as part of a field crew searching for and monitoring grasshopper
sparrow and eastern meadowlark nests, obtaining aerial photos using a
camera suspended from a blimp, conducting vegetation surveys and/or
small mammal trapping. Prior experience with passerine field research is
not required but may merit slightly higher hourly pay. Successful
applicants must be self-motivated, able to work independently and under
adverse field conditions, and function as part of a productive field
crew. These are 90-day maximum appointments requiring up to 40 hours per
week. No fringe benefits are offered. Positions will remain open until
suitable candidate is found but review of applications will start
immediately. Anticipated starting date is 1 Apr for 1-2 positions;
anticipated starting date is 17 May 2005 for remaining positions. A
complete application must consist of (1) a detailed cover letter which
should address any qualifications as they relate to the specific duties
described, (2) professional resume and a summary of course work, and (3)
a list of three references who are familiar with your professional
experience and qualifications. Submit materials to: DR. DONALD P.
ALTHOFF, Kansas Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, 205 Leasure
Hall, Division of Biology, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS 66506
(PH:785-532-6634, FX: 785-532-7159, EM: dalthoff@ksu.edu). Kansas State
University Is an Equal Opportunity Employer

BIOLOGICAL AIDE, Delaware Division of Fish and Wildlife-- 28 Mar -12 Aug
2005 (approximate). Location: Cape Henlopen State Park, Sussex County,
Delaware. Supervisor: Endangered Species Program Biologist. Pay Rate:
$8.20-8.50/hr., 40 hrs. per week (housing not provided). Position
Summary: Responsible for Piping Plover conservation project. Monitor and
protect piping plovers and other beach-nesting birds in Sussex County,
Delaware (primarily in Cape Henlopen, Delaware Seashore and Fenwick
Island State Parks). Responsibilities include surveying for nests,
monitoring nesting pairs, and protecting nesting habitat and nests by
means of fencing, signs, and interaction with the public. Biological
aide will also help schedule and communicate with volunteers and assist
with other Natural Heritage and Endangered Species Program projects as
assigned. Minimum Qualifications: 1. Minimum of three years towards
Bachelor’s degree in wildlife biology/management or closely related
field. Completed degree is preferred. 2. Prior field experience with
bird species preferred. 3. Experience using word processing and
spreadsheet applications. 4. Ability to work independently; organized
and efficient work habits; good time management skills. 5. Willingness
and ability to work long hours under strenuous or uncomfortable field
conditions (e.g. heat and humidity, biting insects), and to work a
flexible schedule (some extended days and weekend hours). 6. Valid
driver’s license and personal vehicle for use on the job (mileage
reimbursed). CONTACT (Please send resume and three references via mail
or email to): HOLLY NIEDERRITER, Delaware Natural Heritage and
Endangered Species Program, 4876 Hay Point Landing Road, Smyrna,
Delaware 19977 (EM: Holly.Niederriter@state.de.us). Resume must be
received by 15 Feb 2005. The Delaware Department of Natural Resources
and Environmental Control is committed to affirmative action, equal
opportunity, and the diversity of its workforce.

VOLUNTEER FIELD TECHNICIAN needed to assist PhD student in study of the
conservation biology and behavioral ecology of Prothonotary Warblers.
The study site is located in northeastern Louisiana and the position
will run from mid-Mar until the end of Jun. Applicants will be required
to monitor nest boxes, trap and band adult warblers, make morphological
measurements, and take blood samples from nestlings and adults.
Applicants will also be responsible for some data entry. Experience in
any of these activities is considered a plus but not a requirement.
Applicants will need to be capable of working independently and can
expect to work 40-50 hours/week on average. Applicants should also be
capable of working under extreme environmental conditions including high
heat and humidity and the presence of venomous snakes. Housing and food
are provided. Interested applicants should send a cover letter
describing career goals and interests, a cv describing relevant
experience, and contact information for 2 references. Application
materials should be sent as an e-mail attachment to MICHELLE BECK (EM:
beck@mail.wsu.edu). The application deadline is 21 Feb 2005.

FIELD TECHNICIAN (1) needed to assist with final year of master’s
research examining Greater Sage Grouse population dynamics in
south-central Montana from 20 Mar - early Nov. Primary responsibilities
include radio tracking, nest searching, and brood monitoring. Additional
duties include trapping, data entry, proofing, and equipment prep and
repair/maintenance as needed. Technician must be able to accurately
collect and record data and work long, irregular hours in remote areas
under various weather conditions independently and as part of a team.
Experience with radio telemetry, maps, compass, GPS units, ATV and 4WD
trucks preferred but not mandatory. Bachelor’s degree in wildlife
biology or related field preferred. Stipend: $1,000/month. Housing:
Provided. Application Deadline: 1 Feb or until position is filled. Early
application is advised. Email applications are encouraged. Please send
cover letter, resume or cv, and contact information for 3 references all
in a single MS Word document to: JENNY SIKA (EM: jsika@montana.edu),
Roundup Sage Grouse Project, Fish & Wildlife Program, Ecology Dept—Lewis
Hall, PO Box 173460, Montana State University, Bozeman, MT 59717.

Maintenance Trust near Grand Island, NE. From 15 May until 10 Aug Crew
leader will aid biologists studying the impacts of habitat management on
the fecundity of grassland birds in 6 different intensive study plots.
The crew leader will direct a crew of 5 interns in addition to nest
searching, spot mapping, bird banding, collecting vegetation data,
entering data into spreadsheets, and collecting insects. Crew leader
MUST have prior experience nest searching and spot mapping, banding
experience a plus. Salary $ 1200-1600/ month based on experience.
Housing and local transportation provided. Send 1) Letter of interest
explaining job qualifications; 2) a resume; and 3) the names, email
address and phone number of 3 references. to DANIEL KIM. Platte River
Whooping Crane Maintenance Trust, Wood River, NE. 68883 (EM:

Maintenance Trust near Grand Island, NE. From 20 May until 15 Aug. Crew
leader will aid biologists studying the impacts of habitat management on
the occurrence and density of avian species. The crew leader will direct
a crew of 3 interns in addition to spot mapping and insect sampling.
Crew leader will also be responsible for data entry and management.
Prior mist netting experience required, prior MAPS experience preferred.
Salary $1200-1600/month based on experience. Housing and local
transportation provided. Send 1) Letter of interest explaining job
qualifications; 2) a resume; and 3) the names, email address and phone
number of 3 references. to DANIEL KIM. Platte River Whooping Crane
Maintenance Trust, Wood River, NE. 68883 (EM: dan.kim@whoopingcrane.org)

Maintenance Trust near Grand Island, NE. From 20 May until 10 Aug.
Interns will aid biologists studying the impacts of habitat management
upon the fecundity of grassland nesting birds. 5 positions focusing on
nest searching and 3 positions focusing on bird banding. All positions
conduct spot maps and help collect vegetation and arthropod samples.
Interns work long hours in field conditions. Mosquitoes, Ticks and
chiggers abound. Isolated study site. No experience necessary, but a
strong work ethic is required. $ 1000/month, housing and local
transportation provided. Send 1) letter of interest explaining job
qualifications; 2) a resume; and 3) the name, email address and phone
number of 3 references. to DANIEL KIM. Platte River Whooping Crane
Maintenance Trust, Wood River, NE. 68883 (EM: dan.kim@whoopingcrane.org)

MONITORING AVIAN PRODUCTIVITY AND SURVIVORSHIP (MAPS) PROGRAM. Many Field Biologist Interns are needed to operate constant effort
mistnetting and banding (MAPS) stations throughout the continental U.S.
Join this continent-wide, cutting edge effort to determine the vital
rates that cause changes in North American landbird populations.
Positions are available in the Northwest region (Montana, Oregon, and
Washington), California, the Western Midwest/Texas region (Missouri and
Texas), and the Eastern Midwest/East region (Indiana, Kentucky, Maine,
West Virginia and North Carolina). Interns are accepted into a given
region and, after training, are assigned to a specific location.
Internships are from 1 May (23 Apr in Midwest/TX) through 8 Aug.
Enthusiastic individuals with previous birding and/or field research
experience are preferred. Prior banding experience is not necessary as
all internships include an intensive, two week training course in
mistnetting, banding, and aging and sexing small landbirds. Flexibility,
good physical condition, a tolerance of long days that begin before dawn
and the ability to endure sometimes difficult field conditions are
required. Applicants with good field vehicles are especially needed.
Shared housing and a per diem ranging from approximately $432 to $720
per month (depending on location and experience) for food and other
out-of-pocket expenses are provided. For more information and
application materials please visit our website at http://www.birdpop.org/
or contact SARA MARTIN, The Institute for Bird Populations, PO Box 1346,
Point Reyes Station, CA 94956. (FX: 415-663-9482, PH: 415-663-1436, EM:

Research, Inc. is offering summer internships in wildlife rehabilitation
during the 2005 nesting bird season. A limited number of full-season (12
week) paid and unpaid positions are available; six-week volunteer
internships are also offered. Housing may be available in the nearby
community; transportation is not provided. Interns work in the Wild Bird
Clinic and along with the permanent staff care for the hatching year and
adult birds admitted during the summer. Seasonal interns work full time
(40 + hours/ week) for a minimum of 12 weeks. Internships are scheduled
between 1 Jun and 31 Aug; actual start and stop dates are approximate
and flexibility with early or late start dates may be possible. A summer
internship at Tri-State is an excellent opportunity for wildlife
rehabilitation experience with a qualified and well-established
facility. Knowledge and experience will be gained in the care and
rehabilitation of a wide variety of species of wild birds from the
mid-Atlantic region. Interns participate with the staff and volunteers
in the daily activities of the rehabilitation center, and
responsibilities will include: *Feeding and care of orphaned baby birds
of all ages. *Feeding and care of injured or diseased adult birds.
*Daily care and cleanliness of the pre-release birds housed in 33
outdoor enclosures. *Monitoring the overall condition of birds under
your care, providing feedback to the clinic supervisors. *Assisting with
some of the medical treatments performed by the staff and volunteers.
*Keeping accurate records according to Tri-State's protocols.
Requirements: *High School Diploma or equivalent. *Demonstrated
involvement or current study in animal or wildlife related field. *Must
be reliable, in good physical condition, available to work weekends and
evening shifts. *Must possess ability to make accurate observations,
follow detailed instructions. *Must possess leadership and supervisory
abilities and enjoy working with a variety of people. *Must be able to
learn quickly and be self-directed. *Be able to work under pressure and
keep a sense of humor. How to apply: Please submit a letter of
application describing your experience and reason for seeking an
internship at Tri-State, along with a current resume with references by
15 Mar Interns will be chosen by mid-Apr. Contact: DR. SALLIE WELTE,
Clinic Director, Tri-State Bird Rescue, 110 Possum Hollow Road, Newark,
DE 197ll (EM: swelte@tristatebird.org, PH: 302-737-9543, ext. 104).

REHABILITATION SUPERVISOR–Applications are being accepted for a
full-time rehabilitation supervisor at Tri-State Bird Rescue's suburban
Delaware Clinic. This position is part of a three-person team
responsible for the daily operation of the Clinic, including volunteer
supervision and the husbandry care of a 3,000-3,500 bird annual
caseload. Tri-State is committed to the compassionate, professional care
of individual wild birds for their eventual release back into wild
breeding populations; the Clinic is open 365 days each year to provide
this service. Rehabilitation supervisors provide direct care of the
birds and oversight/training of volunteer workers, maintain inventories,
assist the veterinary staff with medical procedures, repair cages, clean
the Clinic, and assist with oil spill response. Applicants should have
experience in wildlife rehabilitation, and should be knowledgeable about
the husbandry needs of many types of birds, including passerines,
waterfowl and raptors. Tri-State is a volunteer-based organization, and
applicants should have good supervisory abilities and enjoy working with
people. Communication skills, a sense of humor, good general health and
a commitment to the field are required; oil spill training and vet tech
skills are desirable. Salary is commensurate with experience; benefits
are provided. Please send a resume and cover letter to DR. SALLIE WELTE;
applications will be accepted until the position is filled. (FX:
302-737-9562). For more information on Tri-State Bird Rescue & Research,
Inc., visit our web-site (URL: http://www.tristatebird.org).

of Ornithology and Computer Sciences Department at Cornell University
have available a fully-funded 4-year position for a PhD level
biostatistician to develop analysis techniques to understand the spatial
and temporal variation in the distribution of birds across North
America. The data resource to be used will be all available data from
the bird-monitoring community, and federation of available data is one
aspect of our project. We envision that a combination of data mining and
more traditional analytical techniques will be used to analyse the data,
and the successful applicant for this position will play a central role
in the conceptualization and design of analytical techniques while
working closely with both ornithological and computer science teams
associated with this project. Inquiries related to this position can be
directed to STEVE KELLING, Cornell University, Lab of Ornithology, 159
Sapsucker Woods Rd, Ithaca, NY 14853. (PH: 607-254-2478; EM:
stk2@cornell.edu). Review of applications will begin on 1 Feb 2005, and
continue until the position is filled. Further details and instructions
for application can be found at the following URL (look for the
"research associate" position posted on 4 Jan 2005 here)

GRASSLAND BIRD FIELD TECHNICIANS (~8), are needed from approximately May
5 through Jul 15, by the Rocky Mountain Bird Observatory to conduct a
regional grassland bird inventory and monitoring project in eastern
Colorado, western Nebraska, western Oklahoma, western Kansas, and
eastern New Mexico. The main duties of the chosen technicians include,
completion of training, conducting point counts, surveying prairie dog
colonies and data entry, throughout the study areas previously listed.
Strong bird identification, orienteering/navigation skills and
experience with point counts and/or transects are a plus, but the
ability to work independently - and alone - in the field in often fairly
remote conditions is exceedingly important. Binoculars, camping gear, a
reliable vehicle with proof of insurance and a valid driver’s license
are required. All positions will be contracted and the contract will
include salary ($1600-$1800/mo DOE), and anticipated reimbursements
(i.e., mileage, lodging, supplies and taxes). For more information about
RMBO, please visit our web site (). Please send a cover letter stating
interest, a resume, and the names, addresses, e-mail addresses, and
telephone numbers of three references to: DAVID HANNI, Rocky Mountain
Bird Observatory, 230 Cherry Street, Ft. Collins, CO 80521. We can also
accept resumes via e-mail (EM: david.hanni@rmbo.org) in Word or Word
Perfect formats ONLY. Applications will be accepted through 4 Apr 2005,
but we will hire as suitable applicants are found.

will be available at Kansas State University to investigate the possible
impacts of environmental contaminants upon Buff-breasted Sandpipers,
Upland Sandpipers and other migratory shorebirds. Field research will
involve sampling birds at stopover sites in Texas, Kansas and Nebraska;
opportunities for sampling of shorebirds at wintering sites in South
America are anticipated. Toxicological analyses will conducted in
collaboration with Dr. Michael Hooper at Texas Tech University and Dr.
Kevin Johnson at Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville. The
responsibilities of this position will include locating suitable study
sites, capture of birds and collection of blood and other tissue
samples, lab analyses, completing permit reports and coordination of a
research network of collaborating partners. Qualified applicants should
have a minimum of a Bachelor of Science in Biology and competitive GPA
and GRE scores. Applications will be accepted at either the MSc or PhD
level. Previous experience with avian field research techniques,
shorebirds, contaminant analyses, statistical software and organization
of field projects is desirable. The annual stipend for this position
will be $18,000 per year plus a tuition-waiver. Information on graduate
programs at K-State and current projects is available at:
http://www.ksu.edu/bsanderc. This opportunity was previously advertised
in Fall 2004 but confirmation of funding has not yet been received. The
new expected start date for this project will be Sep 2005. Interested
individuals should send a cover letter outlining experience and research
interests, a curriculum vitae, unofficial copies of university
transcripts and GRE scores, and contact information for three references
to DR. BRETT K. SANDERCOCK, Division of Biology, 232 Ackert Hall, Kansas
State University, Manhattan, KS 66506-4901 (PH: 785-532-0120, FX:
785-532-6653, EM: bsanderc@ksu.edu). Applications by e-mail are welcome,
and will be accepted until the position is filled.

WILDLIFE TECHNICIANS (6) needed for approx. 4 mos. to assist with
implementation of Idaho’s statewide all-bird monitoring plan – the Idaho
Bird Inventory and Survey (IBIS). Positions start early-mid Apr and
continue through late Jul. IBIS is a new program designed to establish
monitoring of all birds (waterbirds, shorebirds, waterfowl, and
landbirds) throughout the state in a coordinated, standardized manner.
Phase I emphasizes aquatic species and habitats, and focuses on
determining the distribution and abundance of waterbirds at Idaho’s
wetland Important Bird Areas (IBAs) and Idaho Department of Fish and
Game (IDFG) Wildlife Management Areas (WMAs). The focus of the 2005
field season will be to continue surveys implemented in 2004 at select
IBAs and WMAs, and to conduct pilot studies at additional sites. Duties
include conducting surveys for waterbirds, evaluating site descriptions,
testing proposed sampling protocols, establishing survey routes using a
PDA/GPS system, and entering survey data. Interested applicants should
be familiar with waterbirds (e.g., colonial waterbirds, secretive
marshbirds, shorebirds, and waterfowl) of the interior Pacific Northwest
and preference will be given to those with a working knowledge of their
identification and appropriate survey protocols. Most importantly,
however, prospective applicants must be enthusiastic, have a strong work
ethic, and be able to work closely with one other member of a two-person
team. This position also will require occasional travel for extended
periods (2-5 days), (car-) camping, 1–5 miles/day of hiking, excellent
vision, hearing, and a valid diver's license. Working knowledge of GPS
and GIS technologies will be helpful. Housing will be available at some
locations (IDFG cabins) and a vehicle will be provided. Salary is
$11.53/hr. Screening process begins immediately. Please submit a resume
and names and telephone numbers of at least three references to COLLEEN
MOULTON, IBIS/IBA Coordinator, Idaho Department of Fish and Game, P.O.
Box 25, Boise, Idaho 83707 (PH: 208-287-2751; EM:

RESEARCH ASSISTANTS needed for study examining the effects of prescribed
burning on marsh birds (rails, bitterns, grebes) in southern
Arizona/southern California. Work primarily focuses on 2 endangered
species: Yuma Clapper Rail and California Black Rail. Duties include
morning and evening point count surveys for marsh birds using
standardized call-broadcast methodology. Other duties include data
entry, sampling vegetation and sampling prey abundance (aquatic insects
and crayfish) in burn and control areas. Involvement in a project
studying burrowing owls in artificial nest structures may also be a
possibility. Study sites include Mittry Lake, Imperial Reservoir, Havasu
National Wildlife Refuge, Imperial National Wildlife Refuge, and Salton
Sea National Wildlife Refuge. Some work will occur in boats and the
field crew is required to attend a DOI boat training course at start of
field season. Ability to drive standard transmission vehicles desirable.
Dates of employment are Mar to 1 Jul, 2005. Research Assistants will
earn $1500/month. Housing is provided. Send a resume, cover letter and a
list of 3 references to CHRIS NADEAU (EM: cnadeau@email.arizona.edu) or
University of Arizona, 104 Biological Sciences East, Tucson, Arizona
85721. Email applications preferred. Cover letters should highlight:
ability to identify birds by sound, experience with boats and trailers,
prior field experiences and experience handling wildlife.

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