Prácticas de investigación en ecología y evolución en la isla de Trinidad ~

12 de junio de 2019

Prácticas de investigación en ecología y evolución en la isla de Trinidad

Research Internships – Evolutionary Biology/Ecology

Research interns are needed to assist in a multi-disciplinary,  multi-investigator, experimental study of the interactions between  ecology and evolution in Trinidad, West Indies. The research is led by
Professor David Reznick at the University of California, Riverside in  collaboration with Joseph Travis (Florida State), Tim Coulson (Oxford),  Paul Bentzen (Dalhousie U.) and Ron Bassar (Williams). 

 We seek to integrate multiple biological fields for the study of these interactions
in experimental populations of guppies in Trinidad. Duties include
assisting in monthly censuses of guppy populations in montane streams.
The monthly censuses include long hours in the field and laboratory.
There will also be 12 days off between each census when interns can
pursue an independent project. Interns will be required to spend a
minimum of 3-months in Trinidad, with possibility of extension. There
are potential start dates in August 2019 and every month thereafter
until early 2020. We will cover all travel and living expenses and
provide housing. Qualifications: We seek interns who are entertaining
the possibility of pursuing graduate studies in some area of ecology and
evolution and who wish to gain some additional field research experience
before doing so. Research will take place in semi-remote areas of
Trinidad sometimes under bad weather conditions. Applicants must be able
to live and work well with others. Research will involve carrying heavy
packs over slippery and steep terrain. Applicants must be in good
physical condition and be able to meet the demands of field research
under these conditions. Ability to drive a standard transmission vehicle
is desirable but not required. Applicants with first-aid/first responder
training, skills in automobile maintenance, and construction skills are
highly desirable. Please address these skills when applying. Please see
our website <> for more information on the
project and access to reprints. Be sure to check out our video menu,
which includes a “guppy censuses” as submenu VII. It details the main
tasks associated with the internship. Applicants should send cover
letter, CV and the names and e-mail addresses of three or more
professional references to David Reznick ( At least two of
the references should be academics.

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