Volunteer Salamander Field Technician (USA) ~ Bioblogia.net

17 de abril de 2014

Volunteer Salamander Field Technician (USA)


John Carroll University

Ohio, Michigan, Wisconsin, New York

This project will survey Eastern Red-Backed Salamander (Plethodon cinereus)
populations on islands throughout the Great Lakes. A field tech is needed to
help survey 30-50 island and mainland sites from Wisconsin to New York. This
will entail kayaking or boating across up to 2 miles of open water out to
the islands to survey. Mainland sites may require hiking into the sites.
During the field season, living conditions will be rustic and require tent
camping every night, likely at a different location each day. Field work
will start in late May and should finish around mid-July. Field conditions
will likely be beautiful (proposed field sites in 2 national parks, island
sites in each of the Great Lakes, etc.), but also challenging (hot, cold,
buggy, rainy, etc.). Potential applicants will need to have their own
camping and field gear, although kayaks/small motor boat will be provided.
Transportation between sites will also be provided, but will consist of
riding in a car for up to 6 hours at a time. Due to limited budget and
camping conditions, food costs will not be covered and meals will most
likely be together, with food costs split.
Note: Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, and the position may
be filled before the deadline.

Canoe/kayaking skills
Ability to hike up to 8 miles a day with a 30lb pack
Ability to lift 50+ lbs
Navigate with GPS and map/ compass
Experience tent camping on multi-day trips
Ability to identify salamanders of the northern Midwest

Start Date

Application Deadline

To Apply
Please send a cover letter, resume, and contact information for 3 references
to ceddy16@jcu.edu.

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