Urgent! Volunteer Field Assistants Black-tailed prairie dogs in Canada ~ Bioblogia.net

16 de julio de 2014

Urgent! Volunteer Field Assistants Black-tailed prairie dogs in Canada

Field Assistants Required IMMEDIATELY- Black-tailed prairie dogs
Grasslands National Park, Saskatchewan, Canada
We are looking for 1-2 volunteers to assist with fieldwork beginning ASAP
and continuing until Aug 31 or Oct 10 (preference will be given to those who
can stay for the full duration). The project investigates the ecology of
Black-tailed prairie dogs and will involve live-trapping, handling and
monitoring of individuals. Prairie dog towns are home to (among others):
burrowing owls, swift fox and, the recently reintroduced, black-footed
ferret. Assistants will have the opportunity of seeing all of these iconic
grassland species, plus the many more resident in the Park. This is an
excellent opportunity to gain experience working with a population of wild
mammals in a spectacular setting.

All fieldwork is carried out in Grasslands National Park, southern
Saskatchewan, one of the largest remaining tracts of native prairie in
Canada. We will be staying in Parks Canada housing in the heart of the Park.
Food and accommodation are provided. Volunteers are required to provide for
their own travel to Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. Travel between the field
station and Saskatoon is provided.  Training will be provided and no
experience is necessary, but candidates should have an interest in the
following (the more the better!): ecology, evolutionary biology, wildlife,
field biology, and animal behaviour. The field house and study population is
isolated and, as such, successful applicants need to be able to cope under
these conditions, enjoy the outdoors, be up-beat, positive, responsible and
work well as a member of a team.

If you wish to apply for one of these posts then please send a CV with a
cover letter and contact details for three references (with e-mail
addresses), by email to Jeff Lane (contact info below) ASAP.

Dr. Jeff Lane
Department of Biology
University of Saskatchewan

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