Operation Wallacea is a network of academics from European and North American universities, who design and implement biodiversity and conservation management research programmes across 15 research sites worldwide.
We are currently recruiting habitat surveyors to work at our research sites in various locations. We have vacancies available for between 4-8 weeks within the months of June and early August. Possible locations include: Indonesia, Mexico and Honduras. Information on all our sites is available on our website.
The position will involve working with both 16 – 18 year old school students and undergraduate university students in the field to explain survey methodologies and undertake carbon storage data collection as part of a large scale long term monitoring programme. Carbon data collection includes measuring DBH of trees, canopy height, quantity of vegetation at different heights using a touch pole, light penetration using a canopy scope, sapling density and quantifying level of disturbance.
Applicants should have experience of working in the field, good communication and organizational skills and preferably a biological background.
In return, successful applicants receive full accommodation and food onsite, current and future research opportunities, networking and skills development, flight bursaries for more experienced candidates, and of course the opportunity to contribute towards long-term conservation efforts.
If you would like to apply for the position of Habitat Surveyor, please fill in our online application form at http://jobs.opwall.com/