Seasonal position supporting studies of wading birds and their prey on Lake Okeechobee in Florida. Field duties include surveys of wading bird colonies, nest monitoring, nestling measurements and diet sampling, as well as aquatic prey sampling in the littoral marsh. All field sites are accessed by airboat. Volunteers will have the opportunity to participate in aerial colony surveys from a small, fix-winged aircraft. Lab duties include the processing and identification of small fish and macroinvertebrates. There will also be opportunities to assist with other research projects in the Avian Ecology Lab.
Housing in or near Clewiston, FL will be provided. The position lasts from mid-February through June, but start and end dates are flexible.
Qualifications: Candidates should have, or are in the process of earning, a BS degree in biology, wildlife, fisheries, natural resources or related field. Candidates should be highly motivated and able to work long hours in subtropical wetland field conditions (heat, insects, alligators, snakes, etc.) while maintaining a positive attitude. Candidates should have excellent organizational skills, and attention to detail. The ability to work without supervision at a high level of performance and efficiency is mandatory.
Applications should be submitted via email as a single PDF that contains (1) a letter of interest highlighting relevant experience (2) a resume or CV, and (3) the names and contact information for at least 3 references.
Send Lake Okeechobee applications to Jacquie Evans (firstname.lastname@example.org). For more information about the Avian Ecology Lab visit: