Field Assistant Needed for University of Wyoming Predator-Prey Study in Mountain Streams ~

27 de marzo de 2007

Field Assistant Needed for University of Wyoming Predator-Prey Study in Mountain Streams

I am looking for a summer research technician to help with a project
examining predator-prey interactions between brook trout and aquatic
invertebrates in high-elevation streams. The project is focused on
quantifying the impacts of trout presence and trout feeding on the
production and biomass of invertebrate populations.

Work will be based out of the Rocky Mountain Biological Laboratory located
in the scenic Elk Mountains of western Colorado near Crested Butte. Field
work (80%) will consist of using a backpack electrofisher to sample trout
populations, tagging individual fish, collecting benthic and drift samples
of invertebrates, and sorting live invertebrates in the field. Lab work
(20%) will involve sorting, identifying, and measuring invertebrates as well
as drying and weighing samples.
Applicants should be in good physical condition as field work will involve
carrying sampling gear (~ 40 lbs.) for extended periods and hiking
off-trail. Applicants should be willing to occasionally work long hours in
the field and be tolerant of wet and buggy conditions.
A stipend of $3800 will be paid for the summer field season. In addition,
shared rustic housing will be provided at no cost at the Rocky Mountain
Biological Laboratory. Work weeks will be approximately 40-50 hrs/week.
The summer field season will run from approximately May 1st to August 31st.
This position is ideal for undergraduates or recent college graduates
looking to gain research experience in aquatic ecology. If interested,
please send a letter of interest and resume with 3 references to Applications will be accepted until April 3, or until a
suitable applicant is found. For further information contact Ben at (307)
766-4156 or

Ben Koch

Program in Ecology

Department of Zoology & Physiology

University of Wyoming

Laramie, WY 82071-3166


307-766-5625 fax

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