Voluntariado de campo en bosques de Tasmania ~ Bioblogia.net

29 de marzo de 2016

Voluntariado de campo en bosques de Tasmania

Help with critical research on bushfire danger, gain valuable experience and see some beautiful areas of the state simultaneously.

Where: The work will be based in Hobart, TAS, and will involve camping around southern Tasmania

When: Now until mid-late May

Responsibilities: We will collect data on fuel loads in Tasmanian wet forests. I need an assistant who is willing to camp three nights at a time, working 35+ hours per week in the field, plus a few hours in the lab. The work involves woody fuel transects, measuring trees and shrubs, and collecting leaf litter in quadrats. The work will be challenging, there will be long hours (~10 hrs/day) in tough conditions, including cold and rainy, as well as hot and dry conditions. Be prepared to hike up to thirty minutes with a heavy pack. Some of the work will be in clearfelled coupes, involving thick cutting grass and Acacia regrowth. However other sites will be in more mature forests in beautiful parts of the state. If you can think you can handle this it will be very rewarding, as you’ll see forests rarely seen by most people.

Qualifications: I need assistants with a positive attitude and a willingness to work hard. Previous experience collecting biological data in the field is preferred, but not required. Must have a valid Australian work visa.

Compensation: Round trip airfare between mainland Australia and Hobart will be covered up to $800. I will pay for food and provide camping equipment while in the field, and can provide a living stipend for qualified applicants who can commit to 6+ weeks of work.

This is a great opportunity for recent graduates and honours students to gain experience before entering the workforce or starting a higher degree. Please email (james.furlaud@utas.edu.au) or call (0484345081) me if you are interested or have any questions.

James Furlaud

PhD Candidate

School of Biological Sciences

University of Tasmania

Private Bag 55

Hobart, TAS 7001


Ph: +61 484 345 081

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