12 de febrero de 2007


Description: Assist a graduate student with an NSF-funded study of bat
roosting and feeding ecology in burned and unburned old-growth piñon-juniper
forest in Mesa Verde National Park, southwestern Colorado. Duties include
mistnetting and handling bats, using radio-telemetry to track bats to day
roosts, conducting nightly emergence counts of bats, insect sampling, and
vegetation sampling. Positions entail long, odd work hours (many late nights,
some early mornings) in a variety of weather conditions (30s-90s, hot sun and
monsoon rains), and hiking in rugged terrain. The work schedule will be
10-days-on, 4-days-off, providing weekend time to explore nearby areas
including the San Juan National Forest, Durango, Telluride and the Four
Corners region. Dates of employment: MAY 21-AUGUST 17 (somewhat flexible).
Technicians will receive $1300/month; interns will receive $400/month. Field
vehicles and a tent site at a developed campground in the park will be

Qualifications: Requirements for all positions: sense of humor, enthusiasm,
flexibility, strong work ethic, valid U.S. driver's license, willingness to
receive pre-exposure rabies vaccination, and map and compass skills.
Technicians must also have a B.A./B.S. in the biological sciences or related
fields, experience with radiotelemetry, and mistnetting bats or birds.

To apply: Deadline is MARCH 16, please send the following to Apple Snider,, in one document (Word or PDF):
*a brief letter of interest, please note whether you are interested in being
considered for a technician and/or intern position
*list of 3 references with contact information

Applicants without internet access can mail materials to:
Apple Snider
Department of Fish, Wildlife and Conservation Biology
1474 Campus Delivery
Colorado State University
Fort Collins, CO 80523

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