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FIELD RESEARCH ASSISTANTS. Employer: Ontario Nature. Period Required:
mid-May to late Jul, 2005 (10 weeks). Number of positions: 4 field
assistants. Salary: Cdn $400-500/week depending on qualifications.
Location: south and central Ontario. Project Description: Field research
assistants are required to collect data for Ontario’s Breeding Bird
Atlas project, which runs from 2001-2005. The atlas will be an essential
conservation tool, providing information on the distribution and
relative abundance of birds, and identifying changes that have occurred
since the first atlas (1981-1985). Duties: The research assistants will
travel throughout southern or central Ontario collecting field data on
the occurrence, breeding behaviour and abundance of birds. Assistants
will be required to travel by vehicle, by foot, and by canoe. Abundance
data will be collected by doing point counts. Assistants will spend
extended periods of time in the field. Much of the field season will be
spent in remote areas. Accommodation will be primarily in tents.
Qualifications: demonstrated ability to identify Ontario birds by sound
and ; preferably experience doing point counts; advanced map-reading,
navigating and GPS skills; camping skills, preferably with wilderness
survival experience or training; canoeing ability; good hearing and
vision, observation and note-taking skills; good communication skills
(written and verbal), and ability to work in a group situation; driver’s
license and experience driving 4X4 truck advantageous; high enthusiasm
and energy; background in biology, ecology or environmental studies
Please e-mail or mail cover letter and resumé by 11 March 2005 to:
Ontario Breeding Bird Atlas, C/o University of Guelph, Blackwood Hall,
Room 211, Guelph, ON, CANADA, N1G 2W1, Attn: Field Research Assistants.
E-mail: atlas@uoguelph.ca

FISH AND WILDLIFE TECHNICIAN II--Full-time, limited to 2 years (i.e., 30
Apr 2007). Location: Wildlife Division - Frankfort (Franklin County).
Grade and Salary: 09 - (MIN-MID) $1687.40 - $2235.52 monthly.
Characteristics and Duties: Assist with various duties associated with
the Wildlife Diversity Program, specifically avian monitoring and
research. May assist with the following: *Raptor surveys, *Songbird
surveys, *Peregrine Falcon monitoring, *Assisting with Monitoring Avian
Productivity and Survivorship (MAPS) stations, *Vegetation surveys,
*Database management with use of ArcView, *Bird banding. Significant
travel within the state will be required, but location of office will be
in Frankfort, KY. Person must be able to work independently and as a
team in the field. EDUCATION: High school graduate. EXPERIENCE: Must
have one year of fishery, wildlife or habitat management/development
experience. SUBSTITUTION CLAUSE: EDUCATION: Additional related training
will substitute for the required experience on a year-for-year basis.
EXPERIENCE: Experience in fisheries, wildlife or habitat
management/development will substitute for the required education on a
ETC.) Must possess a valid driver's license and must maintain a valid
driver's license for the length of employment in this classification.
Any employee interested in this position should contact and send a state
application (available at http://personnel.ky.gov/) and resume to:
SHAWCHYI VORISE, KDFWR - Wildlife Division, #1 Game Farm Road,
Frankfort, KY 40601 (PH: 502-564-7109 x 368, EM:
shawchyi.vorisek@ky.gov). DEADLINE TO APPLY: 4 March 2005. The
Commonwealth of Kentucky does not discriminate on the basis of race,
color, national origin, sex, religion, age, political affiliation or
disability in employment or the provision of services. This document is
available in any accessible format upon request to the Division of
Classification and Compensation: Kentucky Personnel Cabinet. For
additional personnel information, contact: Personnel Cabinet, 200 Fair
Oaks Lane, 5th Floor, Frankfort, Kentucky 40601.

ONE (1) FIELD ASSISTANT needed for a graduate (M.Sc.) project studying
the riparian-dependent Yellow Warbler at a potentially significant
breeding and migratory stopover site on the Columbia River. Field work
will take place in mountain valley riparian zones near Revelstoke,
British Columbia, CANADA at the Columbia River-Revelstoke Migration
Monitoring Station and other adjacent sites along the Upper Arrow
Reservoir. Work will include capturing and colour-banding local
breeders, finding and monitoring nests, point counts to assess local
abundance, vegetation surveys, and data entry/management. Knowledge of,
or ability to quickly learn, any of these techniques will be an asset.
However preference will be given to those applicants with mist-netting
and handling/banding experience. Strong applicants will have a solid
work ethic, meticulous data collection skills, enthusiasm for work
outdoors, and an interest in conservation biology/avian ecology.
Assistant is expected to enjoy early mornings and working long hours for
extended periods (10 days) in variable weather conditions. However, the
field site is located in a spectacular area of BC and there are many
recreational opportunities available in nearby National Parks. This
position is expected to last for 3 months, commencing May 1 and end in
late Jul. Housing and food will be provided plus a salary of $2000 CND
per month. Applicant must possess a valid drivers license and first aid
training. To apply, please send or email (1)CV, (2)cover letter
explaining your qualifications and interest in this project, and
(3)contact information of 2-3 references who can attest to your working
abilities to: SAM P. QUINLAN (MSc Student), Department of Biological
Sciences, Simon Fraser University, 8888 University Dr., Burnaby, BC,
CANADA V5A 1S6 (EM: squinlan@sfu.ca). Application Deadline 30 Mar 2005.

Riverside graduate student study nest predators of Yellow Warblers in
the Mono Basin, California. This is a UCR position in collaboration with
PRBO’s Eastern Sierra Nevada Program. Perform a variety of tasks
including: following the daily lives of riparian breeding songbirds on
Mono Lake's recovering tributary streams, finding and monitoring nests,
mapping territories, and learning what vegetation characteristics Yellow
Warblers, Song Sparrows, Spotted Sandpipers etc. are choosing for
nesting sites, setting up video surveillance systems at active Yellow
Warbler nests to identify nest predators, placing artificial nests to
further test the effects of vegetation on nest predation, and possibly
surveying for nest predators such as snakes and small mammals. The
position starts 1 May and continues until 31 Aug. Pay will be $800 per
month with housing included. Personal vehicle is a plus and mileage
reimbursements for use of your vehicle for fieldwork also provided. The
chosen candidate must be willing to subject himself/herself to working
long field hours, transferring and entering lots of data, wading through
thickets of thorny Wood’s Rose, and lugging around heavy equipment
including 50 pound batteries up hills. Following this hard work, feel
free to explore the beautiful Eastern Sierra. If you enjoy hiking, rock
climbing, or hot springs, this is the place to work. Interested parties
should send cover letter and resume to (email preferred) to QURESH
LATIF, Biology Department, UC Riverside, 900 University Ave., 1208
Spieth Hall, Riverside, CA 92521. (EM: quresh.latif@email.ucr.edu,
Office: (951) 836-1141).

(1) AVIAN RESEARCH TECHNICIAN needed from Early/Mid Apr - late Jul 2005
to assist with a federally funded research project examining the
distribution and habitat associations of the Cerulean Warbler in
northern Alabama. Duties may include: bird surveys, point counts,
mist-netting, nest searching, telemetry, vegetation surveys, and data
entry. Field conditions consist of early mornings and hiking throughout
uneven terrain in hot, humid conditions. The technician will help
monitor the current Cerulean Warbler populations; mist-net, band and
radio-track individuals; explore northern Alabama for new territories;
and operate a MAPS station established at one of our sites. A six day
work week (depending on weather conditions) will be expected.
Qualifications: experience identifying eastern birds by sight and sound,
familiarity with southern flora, and the ability to navigate using
GPS/topographic maps, is very helpful; however, all applicants will be
considered. A valid driver’s license will also be required.
Compensation: $1,400/month (depending on experience), modest housing,
field vehicle, and free access to some of the most pristine wilderness
in Alabama. To Apply: Email (as a Word attachment) or ground mail as
soon as possible: cover letter, CV, and contact information for three
references to JOHN CARPENTER, Alabama A&M University, Center for
Forestry & Ecology, PO Box 1927, Normal, AL 35762. (Email:
john.carpenter@email.aamu.edu PH: 256-372-5991). Feel free to write or
call with any questions.

March/Early Apr - late Jul 2005 to assist with a federally funded
research project in northern Alabama examining the effects of fire and
logging on songbird communities in Bankhead National Forest (BNF).
Duties include: conducting line transect surveys, locating nests,
monitoring productivity in treatment plots, and data entry. Field
conditions consist of early mornings and hiking throughout uneven
terrain in hot, humid conditions. A six day work week (depending on
weather conditions) will be expected. Qualifications: experience
identifying eastern birds by sight and sound, familiarity with southern
flora, ability to navigate using GPS/topographic maps, and a valid
driver’s license. Previous experience conducting the above duties is
very helpful. Compensation: $1,400/month (depending on experience),
modest housing at BNF, field vehicle, and free access to some of the
most pristine wilderness in Alabama. To Apply: Email (as a Word
attachment) or ground mail as soon as possible: cover letter, CV, and
contact information for three references to JOHN CARPENTER, Alabama A&M
University, Center for Forestry & Ecology, PO Box 1927, Normal, AL
35762. (Email: john.carpenter@email.aamu.edu PH: 256-372-5991). Feel
free to write or call with any questions.

FIELD ASSISTANTS needed to conduct bird point counts and collect habitat
data for biodiversity study across three study sites in the Pacific
Northwest region (up to 4 technicians and 1 crew leader). Field sites
will be located in Idaho, Washington, and Oregon. Duties include
conducting early morning bird point counts, vegetation/habitat sampling,
data recording, safe driving on logging roads, and care for equipment.
Applicants should be comfortable navigating in remote backcountry
settings and be able to work as a team member under difficult field
conditions. Steep and brushy cross-country hiking is the norm.
Experience with point counts/transects, and birding skills are
desirable. Positions available 15 May 2004 through the end of Jul 2005.
Assistants will receive approximately $1300 per month ($1500/mo for the
crew leader) in addition to housing. Please send cover letter, resume,
and 3 references with phone numbers and e-mail addresses to: JAKE
VERSCHUYL c/o Ecology Department, 310 Lewis Hall, Montana State
University, Bozeman, MT 59715. You may submit your materials
electronically to jpv@montana.edu by 25 March 2005.
TECHNICIAN needed 1 May through 30 Jun 2005 for a raptor study in
western North Dakota. The main duty is performing driving surveys for
Swainson’s and ferruginous hawk nests. Some surveys may be performed
from ATV or foot. Nest locations will be recorded using GPS, compass,
and aerial maps. Applicant must be able to work independently, to
navigate with maps and compass, and to use spotting scopes and
binoculars. Previous raptor experience preferred. Starting or ending
dates may be negotiable. Salary $800/month and housing provided. We can
either provide a truck or reimburse for mileage. Send cover letter,
resume, and three references by 20 Mar 2005 to CLARA MCCARTHY,
Department of Biological Sciences, St. Cloud State University, St.
Cloud, MN 56301 (EM: mccl0401@stcloudstate.edu)

PROJECTS BIOLOGIST -- Bird Studies Canada seeks a Projects Biologist to
help deliver various research and technical tasks shared between several
BSC programs: the Great Lakes Marsh Monitoring Program, Ontario
Nocturnal Owl Survey, Ontario Red-shouldered Hawk and Spring Woodpecker
Survey, and Migration Monitoring Program (Long Point and Thunder Cape
bird observatories). She/he is responsible for analyzing large volumes
of data collected by volunteers, and for producing technical and popular
reports. This is a one-year term position, beginning on or about 15 Apr
2005. The contract term may be extended depending upon performance and
funding. Education and Skills: As a minimum, the successful applicant
must have a MSc. Candidates must have a proven ability to analyze and
report on scientific studies. Experience in statistical data analysis,
and SAS programming skills are essential. The position requires
excellent written communication skills, excellent computer, statistical
and analytical skills (including managing large databases and
familiarity with a wide range of software). Practical field experience
related to bird and/or anuran population monitoring is also desirable,
as is a working knowledge of habitat conservation issues across the
Ontario landscape. Salary: $35,000 CDN per annum, plus legal and health
benefits. Competition closes 21 March 2005. Qualified candidates are
asked to submit a resume that includes names, titles and contact
information (including e-mail addresses) of three references to: JON
MCCRACKEN, Ontario Program Manager, Bird Studies Canada, 115 Front St.,
P.O. Box 160, Port Rowan, Ontario, Canada N0E 1M0 e-mail:
jmccracken@bsc-eoc.org [While Bird Studies Canada appreciates the
interest of all who apply for this position, only those who qualify for
an interview will be contacted.]

AVIAN FIELD BIOLOGIST (1) with PRBO Conservation Science - (1 Apr - 31
Jul or longer) - Needed for a project to assess the value of private
lands easement, restoration, and incentive programs to migratory and
resident land and waterbirds in the Central Valley of California.
Experience conducting point counts is preferred (proven ability to
identify western birds by sight and song is acceptable). Experience
estimating large flock size of shorebirds desirable. Strong
identification skills for all bird species desirable. Applicants must be
at least in moderate physical condition, as long hours in field will be
required and some hiking may be involved to access sites. Ability to
work independently and as part of a team is necessary. Applicants should
have good communication skills and good attitudes toward working closely
with the duck hunting community and other private land owners. Other
responsibilities include data entry and summary, regular communications
with off-site project supervisor, and assistance with final report
preparation. The position is based in the Sacramento Valley (the
northern portion of the Central Valley). Pay is $1800-2100/month,
depending on experience. Housing is provided. A Reliable vehicle is
necessary, mileage reimbursed at federal rate. There is a possibility of
extending position into fall (Apr 1-Oct). Weather varies seasonally, but
applicants should be aware that the Central Valley is hot and dry during
summer months. To apply, send a cover letter, resume, and name of three
references (please include email addresses if possible) to: MICHAEL
ROGNER, PRBO Conservation Science, 17 H Overland Ct, Chico, CA 95928, or
email them (preferred) as MS Word documents (EM: mrogner@prbo.org).

Background: Audubon Society of RI, founded in 1897, is an independent,
state conservation organization. We manage approximately 9,500 acres of
wildlife habitat with 14 sites having groomed trails and some level of
programming and facilities. Our education program reaches more than
36,000 children and adults through classroom presentations, programs at
our refuges, field experience and museum presentations. Prominent among
our areas of advocacy is the management of water, air and wildlife
resources. ASRI headquarters is in Smithfield, RI; in addition, a large
environmental education facility is located in Bristol, RI. Our other
refuge centers are situated across the state. Our professional and
support staff consist of 23 full-time and 13 part-time employees, plus
contract staff for summer day-camps and special programs. Individual,
family and corporate memberships approach 4,000. SUMMARY: Oversee all
aspects of the Society's holdings including land management, staffing,
maintenance and acquisitions. RESPONSIBILITIES: *Responsible for six
full-time staff, which include Refuge Managers, Caretakers, Naturalists
and a Maintenance person. *Responsible for supervision and maintenance
of all Society structures and equipment. *Coordinates with the Executive
Director on all aspects of new property acquisition and sits on the
Property Committee of the Board of Directors. *Implements all wildlife
management practices and policies in consultation with the Executive
Director. Assures that such practices and policies are consistent with
the Society's positions on environmental matters. *Coordinates with the
Directors of Education and Advocacy on issues affecting the Society's
holdings. *Coordinates with the Director of Education on refuge
education programming and refuge related education issues. Performs
refuge programming and off-site speaking engagements as directed by the
Executive Director. *Prepares and administers budgets for all Refuges,
Sanctuaries, and the Properties Department and prepares and administers
all properties grants. QUALIFICATIONS: *Bachelor's Degree in Wildlife
Biology, Forest Science, or related field. (Masters preferred).
*Experience in stewardship and monitoring of protected properties.
*Experience in acquiring properties and conservation easements through
donation or purchase. *Experience in researching and writing grants is
desirable. Salary commensurate with experience. Visit our website at
http://www.asri.org for additional information. Qualified persons should
submit a letter of application and resume to: ASRI, Attn: CELESTE
DONOVAN, 12 Sanderson Road, Smithfield, RI 02917 or email at:
cdonovan@asri.org. Review of resumes will commence 1 March 2005 and
continue until the position is filled. ASRI is an AA/EEO employer and
values diversity.

FIELD ASSISTANTS (2-3) needed, from mid May – late Jul or early Aug,
2005, to collect data on breeding birds in Conservation Reserve
Enhancement Program (CREP) buffer strips on farms in Maryland and
Delaware. The overall goal of the study is to evaluate the suitability
of CREP buffer strips as breeding bird habitat. Duties include
conducting line transect counts, nest searching and monitoring,
surveying vegetation, and data entry. Applicants must be proficient at
identifying birds in the mid-Atlantic region by sight and sound. Plant
identification skills are desirable. Experience with ArcView GIS is
preferred but not required. Salary is $350-$450/per week, depending on
experience. Housing and transportation will be provided. Must have a
driver’s license. Assistants will be employees of the University of
Maryland. Send resume and names and phone numbers of 2 references to
PETER BLANK (EM: pb@wam.umd.edu). Applications will be accepted until
the positions are filled. Please call 410-627-5601 with any questions.
ASSISTANT will help monitor a nest-box population of barn owls (Tyto
alba) in the Central Valley of California. Research focuses on the
breeding biology of owls, including hormonal influences and female
reproductive strategies. Shared living space and food provided in
Merced, California. Flexible (approximately) 40 hour workweek; duties
primarily performed during daytime hours. Applicants with previous
ornithological experience preferred, but enthusiasm to learn and work is
most important. Tasks will include: carrying and climbing a 14-foot
ladder; handling, measuring, bleeding and banding adults and nestlings;
taking precise field notes and scoring videos of barn owl nests.
Willingness to work in occasionally difficult (hot, wet) conditions with
potentially dangerous raptors a must. Applicants must be able to drive
cars with manual transmissions. Housing site is remote; applicants with
own transportation will be much happier. Good sense of humor, enthusiasm
for biological research and easygoing nature highly preferred. Position
to be filled ASAP and will run until ~15 Jun 2005. Applicants must be
willing to commit to a 2 month minimum stint in order to be considered.
Position open until filled. For more information contact Megan Seifert
(EM: mseifert@mail.wsu.edu). Please send resume, cover letter, and two
references to: mseifert@mail.wsu.edu (preferred), or: MEGAN SEIFERT, PO
Box 2262, Merced, CA 95344.

FIELD ASSISTANT needed from around early May to early to mid Jul 2005
for a PhD study on behavioral ecology of house sparrows on Lundy Island,
Bristol Channel, UK. Preferred experience in field and bird handling,
but not essential. More importantly, I am looking for a person with a
positive attitude, interpersonal skills (required to get along with
people on the island) and an ability to get up early (very early
sometimes). Daily routines involve checking nest boxes, nest box watch
and setting video cameras. Both physically and mentally challenging so
be prepared! Travel within UK, camping fee on the island and food will
be covered (if from overseas, some of airfare may be covered). The
island is a beautiful place with great wildlife. For more info on the
project, check the website
(http://www.shef.ac.uk/misc/groups/molecol/lundyparttwo.html). Please
send a letter of interest, resume, and names, telephone numbers, and
E-mail addresses of 2 references to SHINICHI NAKAGAWA, AS SOON AS
possible, preferably by email (EM: s.nakagawa@sheffield.ac.uk), Dept. of
Animal and Plant Sciences, University of Sheffield, Sheffield, UK, S10 2TN.

RESEARCH TECHNICIAN (1) needed to assist with study on mourning dove
reproduction. Position will run from ~10 May to 20 Aug and work will
occur in central Iowa (outside of Ames). The primary focus of work is on
estimating annual reproductive output of doves and determining factors
that affect reproductive investment by adults. Duties will include
trapping, banding, and nest searching. In addition, work will include
observing and recording behavior of nesting doves. A willingness to work
long hours along with the ability to work independently and remain
adaptable are required. Housing will not be provided. The most important
qualification will be an enthusiastic attitude and willingness to work
hard. Experience mist-netting, nest searching, and banding birds will be
useful, however not required. Persons interested in the position should
show a proven ability to work hard and work independently. Please send a
cover letter, resume, and list of references. The position will remain
open until a qualified candidate is found. Pay will be $1200-1500 /
month depending on experience. Contact DAVID MILLER, Graduate Research
Assistant, Iowa State University, Ames, IA (EM: millerda@iastate.edu,,
PH: 515 294-5409).

FIELD TECHNICIANS AND BIRD BANDERS, Everglades National Park, 1 Apr to
31 May 2005. Two technicians are needed to work on territory mapping,
nest monitoring and, if qualified, banding, of the Federally Endangered
Cape Sable Seaside Sparrow. Applicants will live in a remote camp
several days per week that is accessible only by helicopter. During
other times, accommodation is provided within Everglades National Park.
Technicians will be paid $3500 for two months (as per diem and to cover
travel to South Florida). A car supplement of $2500 will be paid (or
split two ways) for those willing to bring a car. (The alternative is
for us to rent a car.) One of these positions could be for an
experienced bird bander, who will be paid up to an additional $3500,
depending on experience.) Contact: STUART PIMM by e-mail at

SEASONAL FIELD BIOLOGIST (1) needed for a study of Dark-eyed Juncos near
MISSOULA, Montana. Research focuses on the evolution of habitat
selection and parental investment in the montanus subspecies in across a
dramatic gradient of food availability and predation risk created by the
Black Mountain forest fire. The individual filling this position will be
involved in multiple aspects of the project including nest finding,
quantifying bird behavior, insect sampling and measuring vegetation.
Applicants with prior experience in finding and monitoring passerine
nests will be given preference. Good organizational skills are essential
for this position. Applicants must be in good physical shape, be able to
work alone and independently, have good hearing and vision and have an
interest in avian behavioral and evolutionary ecology. Furthermore, the
applicant will be required to read selected scientific papers giving
background on the research goals. Potential for independent research
project. This is an excellent opportunity to broaden your skills, get
experience working as a part of a research team, and appreciate how
ecological and evolutionary research works. Position available from
roughly early May through late Jul 2005, lasting 10+ weeks. A stipend of
at least $200 per week will be provided. To apply, send letter of
application, resume, and names (including phone numbers and e-mail
addresses) of two (2) references to: bruce.robertson@mso.umt.edu.
Applicants without internet access can mail materials to BRUCE
ROBERTSON, Avian Science Center, University of Montana, Missoula, MT
59812. E-mail applications are preferred.

National Wildlife Refuge is looking for a dedicated, self-motivated,
knowledgeable person with, excellent birding skills, to fill the
position of Sharptailed Sparrow Monitoring Technician. Work includes:
Conducting point count surveys for passerines and other birds using the
salt marsh and other duties as assigned. Survey work is focused on
Nelson’s and Saltmarsh Sharptailed Sparrows. These species are similar
in appearance and can be difficult to detect and differentiate. This
position requires the following abilities: identification of birds by
sight and by ear, following a written protocol, collecting data using
field sheets, entering data with precision, and final report writing.
Other work entails nest searching and monitoring, using a GPS to
relocate survey points, and assisting with a few days of mist netting
for a contaminants study. Applicant should possess excellent
ornithological skills and excellent hearing. Position requires walking
long distances through salt marshes, conducting early morning surveys,
identifying salt marsh passerines and other birds by sight and call,
searching for sharptailed sparrow nests and monitoring, in hot and buggy
conditions. This is a temporary, contract position, government benefits
are not available. $12.50/hour salary, 40 hours/week, not-to-exceed 16
weeks. Communal, government housing may be available for reasonable
rent. Applications must be postmarked by 21 March 2005 Qualifications 1.
Experience conducting point count surveys and identifying all birds
detected by call. 2. Education/experience in the ecological sciences 3.
Excellent verbal, data collection and management, and written
communication skills 4. Ability to use GIS/GPS are a plus, as is prior
experience surveying passerines in the Northeast. To Apply Please submit
the following: a. Resume. b. References with current telephone numbers
who can represent your academic or professional experience c. Written
statements addressing the four Qualifications d. College transcript Send
application to: Refuge Manager, Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge,
321 Port Road, Wells, Maine 04090. Questions regarding the position?
Please call 207-646-9226 or email Kate_OBrien@fws.gov.

FIELD TECHNICIANS (2–3) needed to assist with study of Swainson’s
Warblers, a species of critical conservation concern in the southeastern
U.S. Research is focused on demography and habitat use of Swainson’s
Warblers in bottomland hardwood forests of Arkansas, primarily at White
River National Wildlife Refuge. Technicians are needed from
approximately 15 Apr to 15 Jul, and primary duties will include nest
searching, mist netting, color banding, and radiotelemetry. Additional
duties may include surveys and vegetation sampling. Preference will be
given to applicants with prior nest-searching experience, and tolerance
for working long hours under adverse field conditions is required.
Salary will be $1200 - $1600 / month, depending on experience, and
housing will be provided. Please send a brief letter of interest and
resume along with names and contact information for three references to
THOMAS J. BENSON, Department of Biological Sciences, Arkansas State
University, P.O. Box 599, State University, AR 72467. Questions and
applications can be sent by e-mail (preferred) to thomas.benson@astate.edu

FIELD BIOLOGISTS (2-3) NEEDED for bird population studies in montane fir
forests of East Mountain in northeastern Vermont, 1 Jun to 30 Jul 2005.
This project will collect data at a proposed wind power site, as a
baseline to evaluate post-construction impacts. Work will focus on
Bicknell’s Thrush and will include: 1) mist netting and color banding;
2) color-band resighting; 3) intensive nest searches and nest
monitoring; 4) radio telemetry; 4) censuses via distance-sampling; and
5) habitat measurements following BBIRD protocol. Prior field experience
with some of the above (especially mist netting) absolutely necessary.
Biologists receive $350/wk salary and on-site housing. Work requires
excellent physical condition, own transportation, ability to work
independently, and high tolerance of the following: very long days
(pre-dawn start), weather extremes, hiking in rugged terrain, dense
clouds of black flies, and rustic group living conditions. Send letter
of interest, resume, and names and phone numbers of 3 references to
CHRIS RIMMER, Vermont Institute of Natural Science, 2723 Church Hill
Road, Woodstock, VT 05091; E-mail: crimmer@vinsweb.org.

technician/research assistant position is available from 1 Apr to 1 Nov
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 02/26/05 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:
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 references.

GRADUATE STUDENT POSITION available to investigate the direct and
indirect effects of public use on the Lake Umbagog National Wildlife
Refuge (LUNWR) with an emphasis on impacts to the breeding Common Loon,
Osprey, and Bald Eagle populations. LUNWR is located in northern New
Hampshire and northwestern Maine and has become one of the more popular
Refuges in New England. Its protected waters provide refuge for the
above species as well as other high-profile New England wildlife that
attract the interest of residents and tourists. Low-impact uses
including canoeing, kayaking, fishing and camping have grown in
popularity since the Refuge was established. Local declines in the loon
population and other piscivorous species have been documented on the
Refuge for several years now. This has been accompanied by significant
increases in recreational activities, which has been identified as one
of several potential stressors at play. This investigation will include
measurements of behavioral responses by nesting loons, ospreys and
eagles towards human activities such as boating and camping. Time
activity budget techniques will be employed to quantify behaviors, and
digital, infrared cameras will likely be used to quantify nest
predation. Second, a comprehensive survey will be conducted of existing
public use on the refuge that includes numbers of users and boats, boat
types, type of activities, fishing patterns, recreationist’s behaviors,
location and duration of activity, and analysis of daily, weekly and
seasonal use patterns. This project will be completed in three years.
Funding, including stipend (currently $12,000/year), offered through the
University of Southern Maine (candidates must meet minimum requirements
for M.S. Biology graduate program admissions, see
http://www.usm.maine.edu/bio/3c_masters.htm). External funding is also
available. Qualifications: BA or BS in relevant field (wildlife biology,
wildlife management, etc). This is a very challenging position and will
require a highly motivated individual. Candidates must possess a strong
physical ability to tolerate weather extremes and rough water. This
position requires the ability to work with collaborators as well as
independently, view long hours of video from nest cameras and be able to
summarize varying sets of data. Preferred knowledge, skills and
abilities include a background in avian ecology and conservation, public
outreach, and some experience with supervision and training (an
assistant will likely be available). Experience with motorboats is
preferential, but training will be provided. Housing is provided.
Contact Information: Interested applicants should contact KATE TAYLOR,
Loon Preservation Committee, P.O. Box 604, Moultonboro, NH 03254 (EM:
ktaylor@loon.org) no later than 11 March 2005.

FIELD BIOLOGIST POSITION (1) available to with the Loon Preservation
Committee of
New Hampshire Audubon (LPC). This work is a continuation of a research,
management and outreach
program begun in 1975 to Preserve Common Loons and their habitats in New
Hampshire. LPC field
biologists obtain, record and report data on loon populations and
nesting ecology; float signs, cordon off
areas of water and/or enlist the help of volunteers to protect loon nest
sites and brooding areas; assist
Staff Biologist with any sick or injured loons in assigned monitoring
area; deploy, maintain and remove
artificial nesting islands; collect abandoned eggs, eggshells and loon
carcasses; share the purpose and
findings of LPC=s activities through informal and formal contacts with
lake residents and boaters; assist in
loon capture and banding and enter and proof data in LPC database at end
of field season.

A field biologist is needed to survey loon populations on the Lake
Umbagog National Wildlife Refuge (LUNWR) located in northern New
Hampshire and northwestern Maine. Surveys are conducted primarily with
motorboats, though some areas may require kayaking. Preference will be
given to candidates with some boating experience, though training will
be provided. Qualifications: BA or BS in relevant field (wildlife
biology, wildlife management, etc). This is a very challenging position
and will require a highly motivated individual. Candidates must possess
a strong physical ability to tolerate weather extremes, rough water and
the company of black flies. This position requires the ability to work
independently, with other researchers and the refuge staff. Other
preferred knowledge, skills and abilities include an ability to verify
and monitored banded individuals, strong swimming ability, valid
driver’s license (a car is necessary for travel to field site, mileage
reimbursed), and a genuine interest in learning about and protecting a
valuable and threatened wildlife species. Housing is provided. Salary:
$300/week or commensurate with experience. Dates of employment: 1 May
through Mid-Oct. Dates to be determined. Contact Information: Interested
applicants should send cover letter, resume and list of references by 11
Mar 2005 to: KATE TAYLOR, Loon Preservation Committee, P.O. Box 604,
Moultonboro, NH 03254 (PH: 603-476-5666, EM: ktaylor@loon.org).

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