2 research assistants to study bats (Texas, USA) ~ Bioblogia.net

17 de noviembre de 2015

2 research assistants to study bats (Texas, USA)

The Texas A&M Institute of Renewable Natural Resources is looking for 2 motivated Field Biologists to assist a field crew leader in collecting data on the distribution, abundance, and roost use of bats across Texas, with an emphasis on the northern and northeastern portions of the state. The study goal is to characterize habitat conditions across the region prior to the arrival of White Nose Syndrome (WNS) on both public and private lands. The study will take place starting in January and continue into April.

Duties May Include but are Not Limited to:
Quantifying bat species composition and abundance in hibernacula
Swabbing and screening bats using ultraviolet fluorescence to detect WNS
Monitoring select roost sites with environmental data loggers
Monitoring select roosts with acoustic detectors to determine patterns in winter activity
Conduct spring emergence WNS monitoring
Creating maps using ArcMap
Entering and analyzing data

$800-900 every 2 weeks, depending on qualifications; Housing will be provided: facilities will vary depending on sampling location. Some camping may be required during the term of employment.

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