18 de enero de 2011


needed for continuation of long-term studies of bird responses to fire and fuels management and riparian bird community dynamics in the mountains of central Nevada. Primary responsibilities include daily morning surveys (point counts), vegetation sampling at survey locations, and periodic sage-grouse counts on established transects. Excellent opportunity to explore these little-known, spectacular mountain ranges (Shoshone, Toiyabe, Toquima, and Monitor) and to interact with multidisciplinary teams of scientists and land managers. Duration approximately six weeks (26 May through 3 July) with few days off, but some afternoons free. Research assistants will work independently and in small teams. Field vehicle provided, or use your own 4WD vehicle and receive additional generous compensation for mileage. Camping at field sites will be the norm, with occasional access to small-town motels or Forest Service housing with hot shower and basic kitchen facilities. Applicants must have demonstrable experience and proficiency in identification of western birds by sight and sound; bachelor's or advanced degree in ecology or related field preferred. Applicants must be in good physical condition, able to work independently in rugged and remote locations, and willing to work long hours as necessary. Applicants also must have good organizational skills, including ability to collect and maintain accurate hard-copy data records; a valid driver's license with a good driving record and off-road 4WD experience; patience and a sense of humor. Compensation approximately $3000, but negotiable and dependent on experience. Send cover letter and resume or CV (with names, telephone numbers, and email addresses of three references) to both Erica Fleishman (efleishman AT, University of California, Davis, CA and David Dobkin (dobkin AT, High Desert Ecological Research Institute, Bend, OR.

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