17 de febrero de 2005


Looking for 2 field crew members for approximately 3 months (mid-May to early
August) to become involved in the second field season of an MS study examining the effects of cedar removal on the abundance of songbirds and small mammals in grassland and forest habitats of the Niobrara River Valley.
DUTIES: Duties will include setting up transect lines, surveying birds by sight and sound, mist-netting, searching for and monitoring nests, small mammal live trapping and tagging, data collection and entry.
QUALIFICATIONS: Preferred applicants will have grassland and forest bird ID skills, nest monitoring and mist-netting experience as well as GPS and compass navigation, but those with an interest in prairie/forest ecology and an enthusiasm to learn new things will be considered. Experience with manual transmissions, 4x4 and ATV’s also preferred. Crew members should have an eye for detail, be comfortable working individually or with others, be in good physical condition (walking long distances required), willing to endure early mornings, long hours and weather extremes.
BENEFITS: The Niobrara Valley Preserve, managed by the Nature Conservancy, is recognized as one of the premiere biological reserves in the Great Plains. Besides grasslands, it includes pine-clad canyons, eastern deciduous woodlands, marshes and a 25-mile stretch of the Niobrara River. Field station will be located near Valentine in north central Nebraska. Shared housing and field vehicles are provided. Salary is approximately $1,500 per month.
CONTACT: To apply, please specify position of interest and send cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references to JANUARY JONES, School of Natural Resources, University of Nebraska, 202 NRH; Lincoln, NE 68583-0819
(PH: 402-472-6826, EM: Deadline for applications is MARCH 11th. However, suitable applications may be selected as they are received.
January Jones
Graduate Research Assistant
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
School of Natural Resources
202 Natural Resources Hall
Lincoln, NE 68583-0819
402-472-6826 (O)

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