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17 de enero de 2005

¡Trabajo para biólogos!

TWO FIELD RESEARCH ASSISTANTS needed to locate and monitor songbird
nests as part of a study of bird use of field borders on farms in the
southeastern Coastal Plain of North Carolina. Positions will run from
approximately 1 May until 31 Jul 2005. Nest-searching experience
STRONGLY PREFERRED. Applicants also should be familiar with southeastern
birds by sight and song. Field conditions include long hours in hot and
humid climate with numerous biting insects, venomous snakes, and a
diverse bird community. Salary of approximately $1,700/month, housing,
and field vehicle provided. Applications will be received until
positions are filled. To apply, send cover letter, resume or CV, and the
names and phone numbers of three references to: JASON RIDDLE, N.C. State
University, Department of Forestry, Box 8002, Raleigh, NC 27695-8002,
(EM: jdriddle@unity.ncsu.edu).

ONE FIELD RESEARCH ASSISTANT needed to conduct avian point counts and
vegetation surveys as part of a study of bird use of field borders on
farms in the southeastern Coastal Plain of North Carolina. Position will
run from approximately 1 May until 31 Jul 2005. Applicant should be an
expert with the identification of southeastern birds by sight and song.
Nest-searching experience a plus. Field conditions include long hours in
hot and humid climate with numerous biting insects, venomous snakes, and
a diverse bird community. Salary of approximately $1,700/month, housing,
and field vehicle provided. Applications will be received until the
position is filled. To apply, send cover letter, resume or CV, and the
names and phone numbers of three references to: JASON RIDDLE, N.C. State
University, Department of Forestry, Box 8002, Raleigh, NC 27695-8002,
(EM: jdriddle@unity.ncsu.edu).

FIELD RESEARCH ASSISTANTS (3) needed 25 May to 15 Aug 2005 for a study
of Yellow-billed Cuckoo distribution and abundance in riparian areas of
Arizona. Duties include attending initial training, surveying for
cuckoos using specific survey protocols, conducting habitat measurements
and insect sampling, collecting GIS-based data, and assisting in a
telemetry study. Applicants must have the ability to work independently
and be self-motivated, to work long days in hot weather and thick,
sometimes thorny plants, and possess good bird identification skills
(sight and sound), experience with avian behavioral studies and plant
identification. Experience with using radio telemetry to track birds is
desirable but not required. Salary is $12.00 per hour plus $10 per diem
when in the field. Camping at or near the sites may be required. 4-wheel
drive vehicle preferable, mileage will be reimbursed. Send a letter of
interest and a resume detailing your experience with email addresses and
phone numbers of 3 references to MATTHEW JOHNSON, Colorado Plateau
Research Station, (EM: Matthew.Johnson@nau.edu).

VOLUNTEER TERN MONITORS (1-2) required 1 Jun – 15 Aug 2005. Duties
include close observation of nascent Common Tern colony from a blind
(4-8 hours daily), keeping track of egg-laying dates, hatching dates,
fledging rates and recording kinds of food brought to tern chicks, as
well as general light maintenance duties. Position is at Sheep Island,
New Brunswick, Canada, a 20-acre treeless island in the Bay of Fundy 25
miles offshore. Food and warm, comfortable on-site accommodations
provided. Applicants should be in good physical condition, able to work
alone without supervision and withstand thick fog and/or raw windy
conditions for days at a time in Jun and Jul, as well as extreme
isolation. No biting insects, but temperatures rarely exceed 70̊F, even
on warm days. Weekends off (island) every two-three weeks if required to
maintain sanity. Must make a minimum six-week commitment. Not for the
faint of heart. Preference given to those with shorebird ID and
boat-handling skills. To apply send, via e-mail, cover letter, resume,
and two references (with phone numbers and/or email addresses) who can
attest to the quality of your field skills to: BRIAN DALZELL (EM:

TECHINICIANS FOR FOREST BIRD PROJECT (8) needed approximately 1 May – 15
Jul to assist a Master’s student researching Cerulean Warbler population
response to forest management. This study is part of a regional project
being conducted in several states. Field crews will work at the Royal
Blue Wildlife Management Area and Sundquist Wildlife Management Area in
the Cumberland Mountains of Tennessee. Technicians will nest search,
band, territory map, and measure vegetation characteristics. Bird
identification skills and previous nest searching experience are
preferred. Applicants must be physically fit and capable of working long
hours in a mountainous setting, work well in teams, and be dedicated and
enthusiastic in searching for some of the most well hidden nests in
nature. Pay will vary with experience: $800 – 1,200 per month, housing
will be provided. Please send an informal transcript (courses and
grades), a resume, and the email and phone numbers of at least 3
references to DUSTIN VARBLE, 358 Ellington PSB, Department of Forestry,
Wildlife, and Fisheries, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN
37996-4563. Email (preferred): (EM: dvarble@utk.edu).

FIELD RESEARCH ASSISTANTS (3) are needed, 26 May to mid-Jul, to complete surveys of breeding birds in northern Minnesota and Wisconsin. Daily
duties include
conducting point counts, marking survey locations, data entry, and
vegetation sampling.
Qualified applicants must be able to identify Midwestern birds by sound
and sight (~120
species) and have excellent hearing. Applicants must pass a standardized
bird song
test and a hearing test. Other requirements include: the physical
ability and desire to
work long hours alone in the field, a high tolerance for biting bugs
(mosquitoes, black
flies, and ticks), orienteering and GPS experience, a driver's license,
and a good driving
record. Sites are located in rugged, remote, and sometimes unpleasant
$2,000/mo.+ per diem; housing, transportation, equipment, and training
provided. Send
letter of interest, resume, and names, addresses, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses of three (3) references to JIM LIND, Natural Resources
Research Institute,
5013 Miller Trunk Hwy., Duluth, MN 55811 or e-mail (EM:
jlind@nrri.umn.edu). Open until

MIGRATION MONITORING ASSISTANT (1): The Pelee Island Bird Observatory
(PIBO) is seeking a full-time seasonal intern to participate in a
migration monitoring study on Pelee Island, Ontario, Canada during the
Spring (1 Apr – 15 Jun) and Fall (1 Aug – 15 Nov) of 2005. Work will
include daily visual migration counts, constant-effort mist netting,
data entry, some public education, as well as other duties associated
with the daily operation of the field station. Applicants should have a
keen interest in birds and be familiar with the majority of migrant
species encountered in the Great Lakes region. Previous bird
banding/mist-netting experience is a plus, but not required. The ideal
candidate will be prepared to conduct visual migration counts each
morning, seven days a week, for the duration of their stay, and commit
at least one month to the project. A stipend of $600.00 (CDN) per month
is available and food and accommodations costs are covered. Send cover
letter, resume, references and relevant birding experience by email (EM:
PIBO@bellnet.ca or interns@peleeisland.org) to the Pelee Island Bird

FIELD TECHNICIANS(2) positions needed end of Mar - Jun (flexible end
date) to work on project examining landscape-level effects of
red-shouldered hawk distribution and productivity in central Minnesota.
Duties include: broadcast-call surveys, nest searching, and nest
monitoring. Ability to learn to identify raptors by sight and sound
required. Good physical condition, love for the outdoors and willingness
to work hard strongly preferred. Pays $10-11/hour and housing provided.
Please send (preferably via e-mail) resume and e-mail and phone numbers
of at least 3 references to: CARLENE HENNEMAN, University of Minnesota,
200 Hodson Hall, 1980 Folwell Ave., St. Paul, MN 55108 , (EM:

technician/research assistant position is available from 1 Mar to 30 Oct
2005, to assist in a long-term research project on the evolutionary
biology of the house finch. Primary responsibility is field work in the
Missoula, Montana area and involves the entire spectrum of techniques in
avian field biology including trapping and mist-netting, nest searches
and monitoring, paternity and hormonal profile sampling, morphometrics,
behavioral observations and experiments. We seek an individual who is
exceptionally reliable and who can work independently. Prior experience
with birds preferred, but a responsible work attitude is more important
than the amount of previous experience with field methods - we will
train. Must be able to work flexible hours in accord with experimental
requirements. You will need to have a car to travel between in-town
study sites (less than 25 km a day). Salary is $9.50-11.60/hr
($1,520-1,856/month) depending on relevant experience and
qualifications. Outstanding University of Arizona benefits include
health, dental, and retirement plans, and life insurance. Review of
materials will begin 01/15/05 and will continue until a suitable
candidate is found. For details of this appointment please e-mail Dr.
ALEX BADYAEV (EM: abadyaev@email.arizona.edu). To apply please visit:
(URL: http://www.uacareertrack.com/applicants/Central?quickFind=178818)
and select "APPLY FOR THIS POSITION". After registering, you will be
asked to upload a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and list of three

FIELD ASSISTANTS (5) needed for landbird research in major migratory
stopover areas on the shore of Lake Erie, northwest Ohio, early Apr to
late May/early Jun 2005. Because this project ends in late May, it may
be linked with current OSU avian research in forests of southern Ohio
until (Jun-Aug) or summer field positions elsewhere. Responsibilities
will include intensive mist-netting and point counting, but may also
include behavioral observations and arthropod/habitat sampling.
Significant prior experience with mist-netting and/or identifying
eastern North American landbirds by sight and sound is required.
Research will include bleeding and experience is needed (brachial
bleeding) for one of the positions. Salary $1400-$1600/month depending
on experience and housing will be provided on national wildlife refuge
property – exceptional birding opportunities. Please send cover letter,
resume, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses of 3 references via email
ASAP to: AARON BOONE (EM: boone.70@osu.edu) or LUKE DEGROOTE (EM:
tukuhnikivats@hotmail.com), School of Natural Resources, 210 Kottman
Hall, Ohio State University, 2021 Coffey Road, Columbus, OH 43210-1085.

INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITY-- Peregrine Falcon Monitoring Team, Dinosaur
National Monument, Colorado and Utah. 27 Mar - 13 Aug 2005 (20 weeks).
Application Deadline: 31 Jan 2005. Dinosaur National Monument, located
in northwestern CO, is a remote and rugged 211,000-acre park located on
the northeastern edge of the Colorado Plateau. The Monument contains
world - class dinosaur fossil resources, the most extensive geologic
record found in any National Park, and spectacular, wild canyons of the
Yampa and Green Rivers. Dinosaur has played an important role in
peregrine falcon recovery since the 1970s, when two of Colorado’s three
known eyries were located there. Since that time, peregrine falcon
activity has been closely monitored in and near the park. If you would
like to gain field experience, this internship may be for you. Duties
include: * Conducting Peregrine Falcon eyrie surveys and searches
in/adjacent to the Monument, * Monitoring eyries to determine site
selection, egg laying, incubation, and fledging success, * Collecting
and recording field observations using established protocols, *
Preparing field maps and photographs of peregrine territories, *
Entering data into computer, * Assisting with data analysis and
reporting preparation * Other natural resource management duties, as
assigned. NPS Provides: * Mileage reimbursement for your travel to the
park from your home and back (1 round-trip, not to exceed $1,000), *
$150 per week reimbursement for meals and incidental expenses, *
Dormitory housing, including laundry facilities (near park headquarters,
two miles east of Dinosaur, CO, * Field work vehicle, * Camping gear and
all gear required for work, * Training required to accomplish the work
safely and effectively. Work Environment: * Intern is a member of a
2-person volunteer team, training will be provided by NPS staff and
expert volunteers. * Some backcountry overnight stays will be required
(primitive conditions). * Long hikes in very rugged terrain are required
to reach some monitoring sites. * Some field work will be accomplished
by raft on the Yampa and Green Rivers with experienced NPS staff (Class
III whitewater). * Intern will have opportunities to participate in
educational service projects with Dinosaur’s volunteer Weed Warrior
program. * Dinosaur, Colorado is 20 miles from the nearest grocery store
(Rangely, CO) and 35 miles from the nearest movie theater, Wal-Mart, etc
(Vernal, UT). A personal vehicle is recommended, but not absolutely
required. Requirements: Knowledge of and skill in raptor identification
and observation; Knowledge of and skill in field mapping, orienteering,
topographic map reading, and data gathering. Must be at least 21 years
of age. Interest in working with a team of dedicated people in a
fantastic desert environment. Ability to work independently in remote
backcountry setting. Preferred: Knowledge of and skill in backcountry
camping, navigation, and wilderness safety; Knowledge of wildlife
management principles, and methods of wildlife inventory and monitoring,
especially related to endangered species conservation. Bachelor’s degree
in wildlife biology, environmental studies, conservation biology or
related field. First aid / CPR training. Please send a resume and letter
of interest to: TAMARA NAUMANN, Botanist, Dinosaur National Monument,
4545 E Highway 40, Dinosaur, CO 81610. uestions, call or email (PH:
970-374-2501 ext.1, EM: tamara_naumann@nps.gov) Application Deadline: 31
Jan 2005

PH.D. RESEARCH ASSISTANTSHIP - University of Alaska Fairbanks. A Ph.D.
graduate research/teaching assistantship is available to participate in
a NSF-funded study of the Population Genetics and Adaptive Properties of
Hemoglobin Respiratory Proteins of Waterfowl Inhabiting the Andean
Cordillera of South America. The study will include multiple collecting
expeditions to South America and laboratory and data analysis at the
University of Alaska Fairbanks. Research/teaching assistantships of
$18,000/year are available for three years starting as soon as Jun 2005.
The successful applicant should speak Spanish (and English), and
prospective graduate students from Argentina, Chile, Boliva, Peru,
Ecuador, and Colombia are strongly encouraged to apply. Experience in
collections-based research and genetic data collection/analysis are
desirable. The University of Alaska Fairbanks (URL: http://www.uaf.edu/)
provides a dynamic setting in which to pursue your Ph.D. The biology
program (URL: http://mercury.bio.uaf.edu/) is highly collaborative (50+
faculty and >>100 graduate students) and offers a diverse array of
graduate student course offerings in evolutionary biology and genetics.
Facilities include a modern core lab facility with high-throughput DNA
sequencing, SNP detection, and microarray/proteomics capabilities, an
ancient DNA extraction facility, and extensive natural history and
genetic resources collections at the University of Alaska Museum (URL:
http://www.uaf.edu/museum/). The location of the university also offers
unparalleled opportunities for research and recreation in understudied
natural communities (the 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 is less than fifteen minutes from campus, and there are many
places for hiking, bird watching, fishing, rafting, and winter snow
machining. Your graduate-student career will be an unforgettable life
experience. Applicants should submit: (1) Cover letter, (2) CV, (3)
Statement of interest and experience, (4) GRE & TOEFL scores, (5)
Unofficial copies of transcripts, (6) Names and addresses of three
references. DR. KEVIN G. MCCRACKEN, Institute of Arctic Biology &
Department of Biology and Wildlife, University of Alaska Fairbanks,
Fairbanks, Alaska 99775 (PH: 907-474-6419, FX: 907-474-6967, EM:
fnkgm@uaf.edu, URL: http://mercury.bio.uaf.edu/~kevin_mccracken/).

positions. Interns needed to assist staff in studies of nesting terns.
Intern will have the opportunity to learn colony census techniques, egg
dating, bird identification, and data management. Responsibilities:
Assist project biologist to survey nesting colonies by kayak along the
San Francisco Bay. Prepare and transport equipment to colony sites.
Record nest, egg and chick data accurately, working quickly to avoid
disturbance. Clean up equipment and enter data. For more information see
http://www.sfbbo.org/terncntm.htm. Applicants for these positions should
have a strong work ethic and appreciation for scientific research; must
be responsible, motivated, able to work independently and keep organized
and detailed records; able to conduct reliable work in the field under
harsh conditions, for long periods of time, both by yourself and with
others; interested in learning to identify California waterbirds and
raptors by sight and sound; not afraid of mud, in good physical
condition and prone to humor under duress; able to start work early and
work for 6-8 hours; have good communication skills. We encourage local
residents, especially students, to apply. Preference given to local
applicants with field experience who are pursuing wildlife biology,
environmental science, or related degrees. Students can receive school
credit for internships. Stipend: full-time including some weekends,
$150-250/week. Position contingent on funding. TO APPLY: Send cover
letter, resume, and three references (name, e-mail, and daytime phone
number) by 31 Jan 2005 to: ANNE HANSON, Biologist, SFBBO, P.O. Box 247,
Alviso, CA 95002 (EM: afhanson@sfbbo.org).

SNOWY PLOVER FIELD INTERNSHIP (Mar - Aug 2005), 1-2 full-time positions.
Interns needed to assist staff in studies of nesting threatened Western
Snowy Plovers in the San Francisco Bay. Intern will have the opportunity
to learn survey and nest monitoring techniques, bird identification, and
data management. For more information see
http://www.sfbbo.org/plover.htm. Responsibilities: Assist project
biologist to survey plover nesting areas and track nesting success.
Record adult, nest, egg and chick data accurately, working quickly to
avoid disturbance. Clean up equipment and enter data. General
Qualifications: Applicants for these positions should have a strong work
ethic and appreciation for scientific research; must be responsible,
motivated, able to work independently and keep organized and detailed
records; able to conduct reliable work in the field under harsh
conditions, for long periods of time, both by yourself and with others;
interested in learning to identify California birds by sight and sound;
not afraid of mud, in good physical condition and prone to humor under
duress; able to start work early and work for 6-8 hours; have good
communication skills. We encourage local residents, especially students,
to apply. Preference given to local applicants with field experience who
are pursuing wildlife biology, environmental science, or related
degrees. Students can receive school credit for internships. Stipend:
full-time including some weekends, $150-250/week. Position contingent on
funding. TO APPLY: Send cover letter, resume, and three references
(name, e-mail, and daytime phone number) by 31 Jan 2005 to: ANNE HANSON,
Biologist, SFBBO, P.O. Box 247, Alviso, CA 95002 (EM: afhanson@sfbbo.org).

FIELD ASSISTANT POSITIONS AVAILABLE to assist with research examining
early spring passage/arrival, resource use and reproductive ecology of
nearctic-neotropical landbird migrants in the Northeastern Pennsylvania.
BANDERS (2 @ $350/wk) will manage mist-netting effort, including species
identification, bird handling/banding, data entry and will help
coordinate other activities. Banding experience with and knowledge of
Nearctic-Neotropical landbird migrants necessary. BANDING ASSISTANTS (2
@ $275/wk) will assist with the mist-netting and data entry and will
collect and process avian blood and arthropod samples. CENSUS/FORAGING
BEHAVIOR ASSISTANT (2 @$300/wk) duties will include visual and aural
bird census, resighting color-marked birds, conducting foraging
observations, locating and monitoring nesting birds, and assisting with
arthropod sampling and the mist-netting effort. The field season is
scheduled to run from mid-Apr through 30 Jun, although we are flexible
with respect to arrival and length of stay. Lodging will be provided. We
are looking for enthusiastic individuals willing to work long hours,
maintain a sense of humor and have fun collecting data on birds and
bugs. We welcome any collaborative efforts that may arise. Send a cover
letter, resume and references to Dr. ROBERT SMITH (EM:
smithr9@scranton.edu), Department of Biology, The University of
Scranton, Scranton, PA 18510. Email submission of application materials
is welcome. For more information see

ORNITHOLOGICAL FIELD TECHNICIANS (1-2) needed to help with PhD thesis
project on the ecology of the Common RAVEN. The project goals include
studying raven predatory behavior, raven movements through different
habitats, and raven nest success in relation to human-provided
resources. Fieldwork mostly entails finding and monitoring raven nests,
radio-tagging adult and juvenile ravens, conducting raven surveys,
assisting with a predation experiment, and radio-tracking ravens. Some
office work will be required to maintain field records and conduct data
entry. The study site is located on the beautiful Olympic Peninsula in
Washington State. Although this is one of the most scenic locations in
the US, the fieldwork is often conducted under harsh conditions.
Technicians should expect to work long, odd hours (including very early
mornings) and hike long distances, and must be enthusiastically collect
detailed observational data in frequently cold and rainy conditions.
Applicants should have good birding and/or observational skills,
excellent organizational skills with strong attention to detail and good
oral communication skills. Applicants should be reliable, enthusiastic
about field work and able to work well both independently and under
direct supervision. Qualified applicants will be enthusiastic about
working in rural and remote locations. Preference will be given to
applicants with prior field experience with wildlife monitoring,
radio-telemetry, and censusing techniques. Preference will be given to
applicants with a degree in biology or related field and prior
ecological research experience. Prior bird banding and/or animal
handling experience is ideal because it is essential that applicants are
not only competent but comfortable assisting with trapping, handling,
and radio-tagging ravens. A valid driver’s license and experience or
ability to quickly learn how to safely operate full sized, 4-wheel
drive, manual transmission vehicles are required A typical work schedule
is 10 days on and 4 days off. Positions begin in mid-Apr and end
mid-Sep, with the possibility of some flexibility in the starting and
ending dates. Shared lodging provided at the University of Washington’s
research station (Olympic Natural Resources Center) in Forks, WA. The
stipend is $500-900 per month, depending on project funding and
applicant experience. Applicants must have their own transportation to
and from the Olympic Peninsula (or at least to Seattle), and having your
own car is highly recommended since public transportation is limited.
Submit a cover letter, resume, and contact information for 2 references
(phone & e-mail) to: WILLIAM WEBB, College of Forest Resources,
University of Washington, Box 352100, Seattle, WA 98195 (PH:
206-819-4257, EM: webb@u.washington.edu). Electronic submissions are
preferred. Applications will be accepted until 15 Mar or until the
positions are filled.

Zoology Program Leader. Location: Lansing, Michigan with extensive
statewide travel. Salary range: $30,000 - $34,000 commensurate with
training and experience, plus full MSU benefits. Application Deadline:
26 Jan 2005. Start date Approximately 20 Feb 2005. Duration: This is a
fixed term position, offered contingent upon available funding, through
30 Sep 2005. Extension possible, subject to funding availability.
SUMMARY OF POSITION: Michigan Natural Features Inventory (MNFI) is a
unit of Michigan State University Extension that works in close
cooperation with the Michigan Department of Natural Resources (MDNR).
MNFI is part of an international network of over 70 natural heritage
programs and conservation data centers in the U.S., Canada, and Latin
America dedicated to the collection of information on biological
diversity within the Western Hemisphere. MNFI is in its twenty-fourth
year of developing and maintaining the only comprehensive biological and
conservation database on Michigan's rare plants and animals, exemplary
natural communities, and other significant natural features. These data
are used by federal, state, and local agencies and private organizations
to guide land management, development, and conservation decisions. The
MNFI conducts conservation biology research to support decisions
regarding biodiversity management and conservation. The MNFI also
develops and conducts resource management workshops for various public
and private land managers. The Associate Zoology Program Leader supports
the Zoology Program's objectives of conducting statewide studies of
Michigan's endangered, threatened, and special concern animal species.
Primary activities include conducting surveys and statistically valid
sampling to locate and characterize rare animal populations, maintaining
and expanding the zoology database, contributing to the design and
conduct of scientific research to study and monitor at-risk species, and
providing technical assistance and training to MDNR and other state and
federal staff. In addition s/he analyzes and disseminates information,
and works cooperatively with agencies, organizations, and individuals to
guide land management, development, research, and conservation
decisions. The Zoologist works closely with the Zoology Program Leader,
Project Coordinators, and other MNFI staff. Preference will be given to
applicants with experience conducting avian surveys by sight and sound,
sampling and identifying insects, surveying for reptiles and amphibians,
and/or trapping and identifying small mammals. Willingness to work with
a broad range of species is essential. In addition, s/he must work
effectively on teams or individually. Current projects include
large-scale surveys of Karner Blue butterflies, woodland owls, and
additional species. The zoologist may work under demanding field
conditions (extremes of heat and cold, biting insects) and nighttime and
early morning work schedules. REQUIREMENTS: 1. A Masters degree in
Zoology, Ecology, Entomology, Wildlife Biology, or related field is
acceptable. Field experience beyond that required for degree is highly
desirable. Candidates with a Bachelor's degree and four years of
post-baccalaureate field-oriented professional experience in
zoological/ecological project design, organization, management, and
completion will be considered. A broad background in field-oriented
vertebrate and invertebrate zoology, animal ecology, and natural history
courses, or equivalent experience, is required. 2. The following are
required: a demonstrable ability to organize, manage and successfully
complete independent research projects within budget and in a timely
fashion; experience implementing scientific field studies and surveys; a
basic understanding of experimental design and statistical analysis; and
ability to organize information, pay attention to detail and
problem-solve. Those with a demonstrated ability to write proposals will
be given preference. 3. Demonstrable expertise in Michigan or Midwest
fauna with ability to evaluate habitat conditions, collect and process
specimens, and develop expertise with new species groups is necessary.
Specific expertise identifying butterflies, birds by sight and sound,
and/or other vertebrate and invertebrate groups is preferred. Experience
and interest in surveying for Michigan's animals in greatest
conservation need are desired. Working knowledge of Michigan flora is an
asset. 4. The ability to manage and synthesize large amounts of
information; apply scientific information to resource management
problems; plan complex work schedules involving multi-disciplinary
teams, cooperators, contractors, and grant recipients; and prioritize
and carry out multiple concurrent projects are necessary. 5. The ability
to show initiative, work independently, and participate productively on
a work team are necessary, as are interest and experience in working
with land managers, public agencies, and general public. Effective
written and oral communication skills are needed. Ability to concentrate
and maintain productivity in a busy office environment and maintain a
sense of humor are assets. 6. Good physical condition to conduct long
days of strenuous fieldwork is essential, as is willingness to travel
for extended periods within the State of Michigan and for shorter
periods nationally. The position may require working at night,
occasionally over weekends, and sometimes under adverse conditions in
remote areas of the state. A valid drivers license is required. Use of a
personal vehicle for field work may also be necessary. 7. Experience
with word processing, geographic information systems (ArcView GIS) and
database management programs are essential. Experience in spatial
modeling would be helpful. Some familiarity with SAS, SPSS, or other
statistical software is necessary. Familiarity with The Nature
Conservancy's heritage methodology is desirable. 8. Demonstrated
commitment to the conservation of natural diversity. DUTIES 1. Design,
manage, and conduct research and monitoring projects consisting of field
survey and sampling of various species. Manage and lead projects
including, but not limited to, budget tracking and projection, writing
annual work plans, coordinating technical and seasonal staff regarding
project-related tasks, directing project related meetings, and ensuring
products are completed in an accurate, timely fashion and within budget.
Analyze and interpret data and complete final project reports. Prepare
manuscripts for submission to peer-reviewed journals. Participate as
team member on multidisciplinary teams managed by other staff, provide
expertise, organize zoology portions of projects, and contribute to
project reports. (50%) 2. Maintain and develop the zoological component
of the MNFI database and program activities through field surveys,
museum and literature searches, data analysis, and consultation with
experts. Compile and transcribe data on special animals following MNFI
heritage methodology and information relevant to rare species management
and conservation. Collect tissue samples for genetic analysis and
process voucher specimens as needed. Consult with university and museum
experts as needed to identify and verify specimens. (15%) 3. Foster
communication with the academic community, resource agencies, and other
interested persons to focus efforts on rare and declining animals, their
habitats, management needs, and protection requirements. Develop,
coordinate, and conduct or contribute to natural resource management
workshops for land managers, private industry, and conservation groups.
Prepare biological abstracts that emphasize management and conservation
options for rare species. Attend staff meetings and contribute to other
zoological inventories and tasks as needed. (15%) 4. Provide protection
and management recommendations on sensitive species to regulatory
agencies, resource managers, and conservation organizations through
reports, presentations, publications, and participation in activities
such as environmental reviews, recovery planning, management planning,
developing endangered and threatened species listing recommendations,
and serving on resource management working groups or species expert
committees. Participate in conservation planning processes with
government agencies and other organizations. (5%) 5. Develop grant
proposals for field projects to be submitted to federal, state, and
local entities, either as primary or secondary author and with the
supervision of the Zoology Program Leader, in order to contribute to
full Zoology Program funding. (5%) 6. Assist with hiring. May provide
first-line supervision of seasonal, student workers and volunteers.
Obtain contractual services for projects as needed. (5%) APPLICATION
PROCEDURE: Apply by using the Web Employment Application process URL:
http://www.msue.msu.edu/jobs). FURTHER INFORMATION: MNFI contact: SUE
RIDGE, Director of Administration/Michigan Natural Features
Inventory/P.O. Box 30444, Lansing, MI 48909-7944 (PH: 517/241-5436 FA\X:
517/373-9566 EM: ridges@michigan.gov). Michigan State University
Extension employment opportunities are open to eligible/qualified
persons without regard to race, color, national origin, gender,
religion, age, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation,
marital status, or family status. Persons with disabilities have the
right to request and receive reasonable accommodations. MICHIGAN STATE

PAID INTERNSHIPS available throughout the year for U.S. Fish & Wildlife
Service, California Condor Recovery Program. Interns will be required
to: work as a member of a team; use radio telemetry to locate and track
radio-tagged condors; assist in the handling of condors for replacement
of radio-tags and blood collection; lift 60 lb carcasses into vehicles
and hike them out into remote areas; construction and maintenance of
trails, condor release/holding facilities and other structures; work in
extreme weather conditions in remote areas independently; keep accurate
records and maintain a daily field notebook; do routine office work.
Knowledge/Experience required as follows. Essential: a valid drivers
license; a strong interest in wildlife management and related issues.
Preferable: experience in remote field locations; 4WD vehicle
experience; ability to drive standard transmission; ATV driving
experience. Interns are required to commit to full-time work for a
minimum of 6 months. Start and finish dates are flexible throughout the
year. Ten days on, four days off in a two week period is standard.
Lodging is provided on refuge in a remote location during the work
shift, must use own vehicle for travel to the Refuge on days off.
Stipend payment for interns is $45.00 per day. Please send cover letter,
resume, dates of availability, and three references to:
Richard_Posey@r1.fws.gov. For more information phone (PH: 805-644 5185).

TWO FIELD ASSISTANTS needed for a study of Spotted Towhee and American
Robin populations in urban greenspaces in Portland, Oregon. Duties
include mist-netting, nest finding, and assisting with radiotracking and
supplemental feeding studies. Time commitment is 5 days a week from 7am
to 1pm, Apr through mid-Jun 2005. Payment is $2000 for the 2.5 month
period. Field assistants must have their own transportation, must be
reliable, patient, and hard-working, and must be able to work well
independently and with others. Prior mist-netting and nest finding
experience is desirable. Please send a resume and the names, phone
numbers, and e-mail addresses of 3 references to sbsmith@pdx.edu or
SARAH SMITH, Department of Biology, P.O.Box 751, Portland State
University, Portland, OR 97207.

FIELD BIOLOGIST–Employer: Geo-Marine, Inc. Location: Applications are
being accepted to fill temporary positions for a study in the Gila
National Forest, New Mexico. Resume Deadline: 15 Feb 2005. Job
Descriptions: Geo-Marine, Inc. is seeking field biologists to
participate in a study of the Mexican Spotted Owl in the Gila National
Forest, New Mexico from the beginning of Apr to the end of Jul 2005. Job
description is as follows: Duties throughout the field season include
surveying for and identifying breeding status of owls, observing owl
behaviors at selected nest sites, collecting video and audio recordings,
and conducting vegetation surveys at the nest sites and within the study
area. Staff will be trained at the beginning of the field season, but
experience with survey work, orienteering, equipment handling, computer
data management, behavioral observation, GIS, or New Mexico vegetation
knowledge would be helpful. The position requires long hours of
extensive hiking at night throughout rugged and steep-sloped terrain at
high altitudes (approximately 8000 ft.). Applicant should be able to
hike with a 30+ lb. pack. Working hours vary each day, but can be up to
12 hours at a time and some overnight work is expected. Applicants
should be in good physical condition. All Employees will be housed in a
field encampment during the entire four month season. They will have
access to a food storage area, refrigerator, field showers, potable
water, and electricity. Employees will be provided with simple camping
equipment for use during overnight work in the field (bivvy sack, stove,
water purifier), however, it is expected that employees will provide
their own personal items such as sleeping bags, tents, backpacks, boots,
and other appropriate clothing. While the camp has many comforts, it is
in a remote area. Access to grocery stores and other amenities will be
limited. Field vehicles will be provided for work use only; employees
may bring their personal vehicles if desired. Requirements: Ability to
accept all responsibility of the job and assigned tasks. Ability to use
provided computer technology to enhance the quality of work and
programs. Ability to accept change and new information and cope with job
pressure and stress. Ability to maintain focus and intensity, and remain
optimistic and persistent even under adversity. Ability to develop and
sustain cooperative working relationships. Ability to work independently
at field locations despite occasional adverse field conditions. Ability
to work full time for the entire field season (four months).
Qualification: Graduation from an accredited college or university with
a Bachelor’s Degree in related field is preferred. Salary: Pay is
$12/hour with a $28/day per diem. Field biologists will work a 9 days
on/ 5 days off schedule. Duration: 4 Apr 2005 – late-Jul Start Date: 4
Apr 2005 (no exceptions) How to Apply: Please send resumes to: DANA
BANWART, Geo-Marine, Inc., 11846 Rock Landing Blvd, Suite C, Newport
News, VA 23606 (PH: 757873-3702, FX: 757-873-3703, EM:
dbanwart@geo-marine.com). Employer Background: Geo-Marine, Inc. is a 30
year old engineering and environmental consulting company (URL:

SHOREBIRD PRESERVE ASSISTANT–Goosewing Beach, Little Compton, RI, and
nearby sites. SUMMARY OF POSITION: The Shorebird Preserve Assistant
(SBPA) will assist in the management of Goosewing Beach Preserve and
other nearby sites for the 2005 spring/summer season. This is a
full-time, short-term field position that is physically demanding and
includes working weekends, holidays, and some nights. Duties include:
assisting the Shorebird Preserve Manager with Piping Plover and Least
Tern management; on-site and community public relations and education
regarding The Nature Conservancy's management of Piping Plover and Least
Tern nesting sites; leading walks for the public; monitoring and
inventory of rare plants, tiger beetles, and other species; monitoring
water levels in ponds at two of the sites; monitoring and/or management
of public beach-use at Goosewing; maintenance of facilities and
equipment; and supervision of volunteers. The SBPA will also assist the
Shorebird Preserve Manager in producing a field report at the end of the
season. The position is full-time, short-term, (35 hours/week) and is
paid hourly. It begins on 11 Apr 2005 and terminates 26 Aug 2005. The
SBPA works closely with the Shorebird Preserve Manager and volunteers
and is supervised by the Preserves Coordinator. ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS:
1. Ability and willingness to deal with the general public in a
friendly, outgoing and professional manner; excellent communication
skills. 2. Ability and willingness to work outdoors on weekends,
holidays, and some nights in sometimes inclement weather conditions,
must be in good physical condition. 3. Active study of natural sciences
preferred. 4. Field experience preferred. Please send cover letter and
resume (hard copies only) to: CHERYL WIITALA, Preserves Coordinator The
Nature Conservancy in Rhode Island 159 Waterman Street Providence, RI
02906 PH:401-331-7110, EM: sbrouillette@tnc.org) Interviews will begin
The Nature Conservancy is committed to diversity in the workplace, with
particular emphasis on areas in which minorities have been historically
under-represented in the environmental professions. We strongly
encourage African-Americans, Hispanics/Latinos, Asians/Pacific Islanders
and Native Americans to apply.

FIELD CO-ORDINATOR required by the Center for Wildlife Ecology (Simon
Fraser University) for planning and implementation of field research on
Marbled Murrelets in British Columbia, Canada. The goal of our study is
to investigate the potential effects of forest edges on predation of
murrelet nests, using artificial nests and predator surveys. The
successful applicant will assist in the planning and organization of the
project, and will implement field operations at one of two sites. Key
responsibilities include: hiring personnel, purchasing equipment,
preparation of field gear, construction of artificial nests (including
skinning domestic quail), maintaining responsibility for the field crew,
field site-selection, and participation in fieldwork. Skills and
qualifications required include: Masters degree in Biology/Conservation,
or equivalent experience; demonstrated ability to run a large-scale,
field-based research project; strong organizational and planning skills;
managerial experience, with strong leadership, communication, and
interpersonal skills; and experience in wilderness settings, including
awareness of safety concerns and adeptness in back-country navigation.
Field work will include assisting tree climbers to access the canopy,
habitat sampling, radio telemetry, and predator surveys. Experience
conducting avian point counts will be an asset, and past Marbled
Murrelet research experience is preferred. Valid drivers licence and
Wilderness First Aid certification required. Position dates: 1 Mar - 31
Aug 2005. Salary and Benefits: CDN $3500 - 4000 / month, plus food and
lodging while in the field, depending on qualifications. Please email
Curriculum Vitae and names, email addresses and phone numbers of 3
references by 31 Jan to: JOSH , Center for Wildlife Ecology, Department
of Biological Sciences, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, B.C., V5A 1S6.
(EM: joshm@sfu.ca, PH: 604-291-5618. Position contingent on confirmation
of project funding.

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