Voluntariado con aves en Suecia ~ Bioblogia.net

22 de junio de 2017

Voluntariado con aves en Suecia

Expenses paid field assistant positions to study the foraging ecology of
Siberian Jays in Swedish Lapland

For the upcoming field season (21 August-31 October 2017) we are looking
for a highly motivated expenses paid field volunteer to join our field
project (main responsible Dr. Michael Griesser, University of Zurich,
Switzerland) investigating life-history evolution in Siberian jays. The
study site is located near Arvidsjaur, Swedish Lapland.

Our current project investigates the influence of habitat quality on the
foraging and food storing behaviour of Siberian jays. The work of the
field volunteers will be to help with field experiments, behavioural
observations, catching birds, and data management. This work will give
insight into exciting experimental fieldwork and will be carried out
partly in managed forests and partly in scenic pristine boreal habitats.
We will work 5-6 days per week in the field depending on the workload of
the experiments. Observe that temperatures in the end of the season can
be as low as -10C. The work is physically strenuous at times.
The team will vary in size depending on the weeks, but at least two
other people will be present during the whole field season.

(1) BSc/MSc in Biology, Ecology, Evolution or similar qualification
(2) Previous field experience
(3) Ability to work in small teams and sociable personality
(4) Knowledge in observing
(5) bird ringing and mist-netting experience
(6) Driving license
(7) Fluent in English

We will cover for the accommodation, travel expenses from and to the
study site (in total up to 300 Euros), as well as the living expenses.

Applications - including a CV, a letter of motivation (1 page) and the
name of two referees - should be send to Michael Griesser
michael.griesser@uzh.ch, preferably in a single PDF.

Applications received until 14 July 2016 will be given full consideration.

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