Seasonal Position (March - August). The successful applicant will assist in conducting a research project concerning the effects of predator management on northern bobwhite nest success and chick survival in the Rolling Plains of Texas. Our study site is located on the 6666 Ranch. The project will employ cutting edge research technology including miniature VHF radios for monitoring chick survival. This project is one facet of a large-scale quail research and education program being initiated in the Rolling Plains of Texas.
1. Trap, band, and place necklace-style radiotransmitters on northern bobwhites.
2. Trap mesopredators.
3. Monitor mesopredator densities using motion detecting cameras.
4. Catch and monitor quail chicks using radiotelemetry.
5. Sample vegetation at each quail nest site.
Qualifications- Applicant must be willing to work under a wide range of inclement conditions (cold and hot) sometimes for extensive periods of time. Experience with birds and telemetry is strongly desired. Ability to problem-solve and work independently potentially outside of cell service is required. Interested applicants should email a cover letter and resume with references to Kelton Mote, firstname.lastname@example.org.