Asistentes de campo para conservación de delfines en Filipinas ~

8 de febrero de 2017

Asistentes de campo para conservación de delfines en Filipinas

Seeking field assistants for research on dolphins in the Central Visayas, Philippines 2017

Project title: Delphinid Conservation Ecology Project

This project aims to assess dolphin population size and parameters of
the 4 most commonly observed species; their social dynamics, spatial and
temporal distribution, ranging patterns and ecology of mixed-species
groups in Tañon Strait from March 27 to August 11, 2017 to improve our
understanding of island-associated dolphin populations in the
Location: Dumaguete City, Philippines

- Assisting with boat-based photo-identification surveys of various
species of dolphins, collecting environmental, location, and behavioural
data of dolphin groups. Expect early starts, hot weather, up to 11 hours
on the water for multiple consecutive days, and up to a week between
days off.
- Data consolidation and subsequent analysis of photo-identification
data on land
-Assistants are encouraged to stay for a minimum of 2 months, but those
who can commit longer or the entire field season are preferred. Those
who do not have any experience are highly encouraged to stay for the
entire duration as it will serve to train you and improve your skills.

- Enthusiasm for field work on a boat is essential (long hours and
natural environment conditions);
- Experience of working on a small boat (highly desirable but not
- Experience of photo-ID survey techniques (not required, but highly
- No history of debilitating seasickness (essential).

-The project is well suited (but not required) to upper level
undergrads, recent grads and graduate students who have some background
in Biology, Marine Biology, Ecology, Zoology or related fields.

This is an unpaid position. Travel to/from the field site will be at
their own expenses. However, basic accommodation will be covered and a
small stipend will be offered primarily to those who can commit for the
full season.

For inquiries and/or interested applicants, please send your inquiries
or submit your CV and cover letter specifying when you could start and
for how long you would like to commit to this project to

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