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Thomas Eske Holm
Jobs for ornitologer i Nord- og Mellemamerika (Læst 2505 gange) Postet d. 03-12-02 kl. 08:16
I det følgende er der ornitologiske stillinger fra USA, Mexico, Costa Rica, Venezuela, Hawaii og Panama.


Jun). WPBO's spring waterbird count is a long-term monitoring project

that documents the migration of over 20,000 loons, grebes, waterfowl,

shorebirds, gulls and terns through eastern Lake Superior. The counter

must be very skilled at identifying flying waterbirds at long distances,

be able to handle cold and wet weather conditions for 8 hours per day

and communicate well with the public. Pay will be $1000/month plus

housing for 5 days of work per week. Please send cover letter, resume

and references to JEANNETTE MORSS (EM:, Whitefish

Point Bird Observatory, 16914 N. Whitefish Point Rd., Paradise, MI



The Department of Forestry, Wildlife and Fisheries at The University of

Tennessee is recruiting an outstanding individual for a PhD Graduate

Assistantship to study Golden-winged Warbler population dynamics in the

Cumberland Mountains of eastern Tennessee. This study will involve

evaluation of avian response to golden-winged warbler management

designed to increase occupancy and productivity for this species. We

are looking for an individual with BS and MS degrees in Wildlife

Management, Ecology, or Biology, experience with monitoring bird

populations, a good academic record, and a strong desire to conduct

field research, analyze data, and write it up for publication.

Projected starting date for this project is Apr 15, 2003. Deadline for

application is 15 Jan 2003. The graduate assistantship pays $15,000

annually plus a tuition waiver. Interested individuals should send a

letter of introduction, resume, a copy of transcripts and GRE scores,

and names/phone numbers of 3 references to DR. DAVID BUEHLER, Department

of Forestry, Wildlife and Fisheries, University of Tennessee, Knoxville,

TN 37996-4563 (EM: The University of Tennessee does

not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, color, religion, national

origin, age, disability, or veteran status in provision of educational

programs and services or employment opportunities and benefits. This

policy extends to both employment by and admission to the University.

The University does not discriminate on the basis race, sex or

disability in the education programs and activities pursuant to the

requirements of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of

the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act

of 1973, and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990.

Inquiries and charges of violation concerning Title VI, Title IX,

Section 504, ADA or the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) or

any of the other above referenced policies should be directed to the

Business Office, 218 Morgan Hall, (423) 974-7275. Requests for

accommodation of a disability should be directed to the ADA Coordinator

at the above address.


(NMBBA) Project, Inc. is accepting applications for 8 field

ornithologist positions. Work will focus on documenting breeding birds

using atlas methods in a variety of locations across New Mexico (methods

can be read at - se linket HER). The positions will run

four months from early Apr to early Aug, 2003. The pay will be $2,500

per month plus a maximum of $2,000 for transportation reimbursement

during the same 4 months. No health benefits will be provided.

Applicants must be in good physical condition and able to backpack and

camp in steep canyon country. Successful applicants will be required to

provide their own transportation, camping and backpacking gear, and must

be willing to work and camp in remote locations during highly variable

spring weather conditions, and must work well as team members. A degree

in biology or related field and previous field experience are desired.

Applications (cover letters, resumes, and names and phone numbers of

three references) must be sent by e-mail with attachments to the Atlas

Manager at prior to 20 Jan 2003. Fax and US-mail

applications will not be accepted. All e-mail applications will be

acknowledged. Applicants will be evaluated on bird identification

skills, especially skills at bird identification by sound. Applicants

will also be evaluated on abilities to use spreadsheet software and on

map reading skills. The top applicants will be will be interviewed by

phone, and will be evaluated on their ability to identify New Mexico

Bird sounds sent to them on a CD. Final selection is planned before 28

Feb 2003.

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR, Kansas State University, Wildlife Biology--The

Division of Biology at Kansas State University invites applications for

a tenure-track, nine-month position at the Assistant Professor level,

beginning in the 2003/2004 academic year. We seek individuals who will

establish a strong, extramurally funded research program in wildlife

biology. The area of research expertise is broadly defined under

terrestrial vertebrate ecology or management that will compliment

current research strengths in the Division. A Ph.D. or equivalent is

required, and postdoctoral training and teaching experience are

desirable. The position includes a competitive salary and start-up

package. The appointee will be expected to participate in undergraduate

and graduate teaching, with particular emphasis on our undergraduate

wildlife and fisheries curriculum. Examples of courses that may be

taught include: Wildlife Conservation and Wildlife Management

Techniques. A strong group of highly collaborative faculty members with

research interests related to wildlife biology are active within the

Division. Relevant researchers have active programs in vertebrate

ecology, conservation and population biology, community ecology and

ecosystem ecology; for more information on faculty research interests

see - se linket HER/biology" TARGET=_blank title='- se linket HER/biology' rel='nofollow'>- se linket HER. The Division of Biology is a large and

diverse unit with an excellent record of research productivity and

funding. In the past year, Division faculty members attracted over $6

million in extramural research support. Relevant faculty members are

also found in the Kansas Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit

within the Division and other administrative entities on campus. Kansas

State University (URL: - se linket HER) is located in the city of

Manhattan (URL: - se linket HER), a pleasant community

of about 50,000 individuals in the Flint Hills of north central Kansas,

2 hours from Kansas City. The Konza Prairie Biological Station (URL:

- se linket HER) is a tallgrass prairie reserve that is the

site of an NSF-funded long-term ecological research program. Konza is 6

miles from the University and provides numerous opportunities for

ecologically-oriented research activities. Applicants should submit a

comprehensive curriculum vitae, brief statement of research and teaching

experience and goals, representative research publications, and have

three letters of reference sent to: Chair; Wildlife Search Committee;

Division of Biology; Kansas State University; 323 Ackert Hall;

Manhattan, KS 66506-4901. Review of applications will begin on 3 Feb

2003 and will continue until the position is filled. KSU is an Equal

Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, and encourages diversity among

its employees.

2 FIELD ASSISTANT POSITIONS available; one mid Mar to mid Jul, second

mid Mar to mid May 2003 to study the effects of fire on various

demographic aspects of the Cape Sable Seaside Sparrow (Ammodramus

maritimus mirabilis)in Everglades National Park. Duties will include:

finding and monitoring nests in grassland habitat, resighting color

banded birds, territory mapping using GPS, invertebrate sampling,

monitoring a nest predation experiment, data entry. The qualified

applicants will be detail-oriented, organized and enthusiastic about

working in remote locations with primitive cramped quarters. Previous

nest searching experience is preferred, but not required...although a

love for watching birds definitely is. Field crew will travel to and

from remote campsite via helicopter. Applicants must provide own

transportation to South Florida and, since public transportation is

nonexistent, have their own vehicle for getting around town. A stipend

will be provided in the amount of $1200/month + housing. These positions

will be a fantastic opportunity for the right candidate to work with a

federally listed endangered species in one of the most beautiful

national parks in the US. Deadline for applications: When filled. Send a

letter of interest, resume, and names and phone numbers of three

references by email to MICHELLE DAVIS at

RESEARCH AIDE II - Band B- nonexempt, in Costa Rica , Cornell Lab of

Ornithology. Description: Assist with data analysis and fieldwork in a

study of bird song. Fieldwork takes place in Costa Rica from Apr to Aug

2003. Responsibilities in the field include tape recording of singing

territorial male birds, searching for and monitoring nests, and

capturing/banding new birds and nestlings. Data analysis involved

scanning the recorded tapes and identifying song types by using matching

song spectograms to known song-type patterns, and entering data into

Excel spreadsheets. Requirements: Formal training beyond a high school

diploma of one to two years of college course work, or Associates degree

or equivalent; less than six months or equivalent. Bachelor's degree in

biology or related field preferred. College course work in animal

behavior. Anyone interested is to send a cover letter and resume to

CHERI JOHNSON, Cornell University, 265 Roberts Hall, Ithaca, NY 14853.

For questions, contact either CHERI JOHNSON (PH: 607-255-7918) or SANDY

VEHRENCAMP (PH: 607-254-2431).

NEOTROPICAL PROGRAM DIRECTOR, The Peregrine Fund--Job Description: The

Peregrine Fund works to conserve birds of prey and their habitats

worldwide. The Neotropical Program Director provides direction and

oversight for The Peregrine Fund's programs throughout Latin America and

the Caribbean, and coordination with The Peregrine Fund's other

international and national (U.S.) programs. Supervisors: International

Programs Director and President. Location: Panama. Specific

Responsibilities: 1. Work with the International Programs Director,

President, and other staff to develop and direct raptor conservation

and research projects in Latin America and the Caribbean. 2. Administer

and supervise The Peregrine Fund's Neotropical Program and Neotropical

Raptor Center in Panama, including liaison with government and

non-government organizations throughout the region. 3. Help raise funds

both locally in the Neotropics and in the U.S. Provide proposals and

reporting for all grants, contracts, and cooperative agreements. 4.

Assist the International Programs Director and President in other

matters as requested. Qualifications and Experience: 1. Advanced

degree in the biological sciences or related field with knowledge of

conservation, ornithology and/or conservation needs of birds of prey in

the Americas. At least five years senior level experience in

conservation is desirable, preferably in Latin America or the

Caribbean. 2. Proven ability to develop, manage, and evaluate

conservation and research projects. This includes project design,

handling logistical and financial affairs, completing the project on

time and within budget, and project reporting to staff, donors and the

Board of Directors. Experience with developing, administration, and

reporting USAID cooperative agreements highly desirable. 3. Knowledge

and experience in raptor biology, ecology, and/or propagation

desirable. 4. Experience and success in fund raising for conservation

and research projects. 5. Proven ability to manage field and office

staff, and to ensure cooperation among a wide range of partners. 6.

Fluency in written and spoken English and Spanish is essential.

Portuguese is desirable. 7. Willing to live in Panama and travel

internationally. 8. Understanding of and commitment to The Peregrine

Fund's mission and approach to raptor conservation. Send cover letter,

resume, and names and contact information of three references to:

International Programs Director, The Peregrine Fund, 5668 West Flying

Hawk Lane, Boise, ID 83709, U.S.A. (EM:

AVICULTURE INTERNS WANTED for the Hawaii Endangered Bird Conservation

Program at the Keauhou Bird Conservation Center (KBCC) on the Big Island

of Hawaii and the Maui Bird Conservation Center (MBCC) on the island of

Maui. Daily tasks include husbandry duties such as: diet preparation,

aviary and facility maintenance, behavioral observations of breeding

birds, grounds keeping, predator control. Applicant must be able to

live with several roommates in a remote area and should show enthusiasm

for work with captive endangered Hawaiian birds. Applicant must have a

valid driver's license and health insurance. Internships last for a 3-6

month period. Interns receive $20/day stipend plus housing. For more

information on internships at KBCC, please send a resume, cover letter,

and the names and contacts of three references to: TRACEY GOLTZ P.O. Box

39 Volcano, HI 96785 or fax: 808-985-7034. OR, for more information on

internships at MBCC, please send this information to: MARY SCHWARTZ 2375

Olinda Road, Makawao, HI 96768 or fax: 808-572-3574.


12-month, 0.75 FTE, fixed term, starting date 1 Jan 2003 Requirements:

PhD in Ecology, Environmental Sciences, or natural resources field.

Research of the ecosystem response to prescribed fire at the Lava Beds

National Monument. Field work done in remote areas which involves

moving across rocky and sometimes steep terrain during all seasons and

weather conditions. Required application materials: letter addressing

your qualifications and aspirations related to job, professional resume,

and list of 3 references including telephone numbers and e-mail

addresses, and copy of college transcripts (please reference Log

001-2051) to JAN CYRUS, Department of Fisheries & Wildlife, 104 Nash

Hall, Corvallis, OR 97331-3803. For full consideration, application

materials should be received by 15 Dec 2002. For a complete

announcement see - se linket HER. OSU IS AN



are required from late May until early Dec 2003 to work as part of a

team on a long term study of behavior and demography of the Green-rumped

parrotlet. Duties will include mist netting, banding and resighting,

nest checking, behavioral observations and keeping detailed records.

The ideal candidate would: (1) have experience conducting field research

with birds in tropical ecosystems; (2) be interested in avian behavioral

ecology; (3) be willing to work long hours for weeks on end; (4) enjoy

work in a hot, humid environment; (5) have a sunny disposition and be

able to live under primitive conditions with few people on an isolated

ranch; (6) have a working knowledge of Spanish; and (7) be able to work

without supervision. Salary is $800/month plus housing and travel

to/from the field site. Additional information on the study can be

found at - se linket HER. Send resume, and

names and phone numbers of three referees by 20 Jan 2003 to AMBER BUDDEN

(EM:, Ecosystem Sciences Division, 151

Hilgard Hall #3110, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720-3110.

PHD ASSISTANTSHIP available in Forest Ecology at Northern Arizona

University, Flagstaff, AZ, for research on the 3-trophic level

interaction among avian predators, forest insects, and growth of

ponderosa pine and Gambel oak. We will test the hypothesis that

insectivorous birds increase the growth of ponderosa pine and Gambel oak

by reducing the numbers of phytophagous insects. Approximate Dates: 15

Aug 2003 - 14 Aug 2007. The full project proposal (12 pages) is

available at - se linket HER. Support includes a

stipend of $14,500 per year, a partial tuition waiver, health insurance,

and an operations budget of $3,000 per year for each of 4 years. Please

send letter of interest, resume, photocopy of transcripts, GRE scores,

and contact information for 3 references to PAUL BEIER, School of

Forestry, Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff AZ 86004-5018. (PH:

928-523-9341, EM:

FIELD RESEARCH ASSISTANT needed for study of the Mexican Jay in the

Chiricahua Mts. 1 Apr - 30 Jun 2003. Duties include finding nests and

observation of breeding behavior of color-banded jays at and away from

nests with binoculars and telescope. Applicants must be able to read

and write color-band combinations without difficulty (not color-blind or

dyslexic). Duties include nest-finding, watching nests, trapping,

banding and bleeding adults and nestlings. Applicants should have

experience with some of these activities, be in good physical condition,

and willing to work long hours in hot and cold weather. Tree-climbing

ability is appreciated. Applicants should have experience studying

birds and an interest in a future career in science. Must be able to

work in a team and alone. Comfortable housing, meals and a stipend of

$100/wk will be provided at the Southwestern Research Station. Limited

travel allowance available. Send a cover letter, resume, and a list of

3 references including email addresses and phone numbers to JERRAM L.

BROWN, Dept. Biological Sciences, SUNY, Albany NY 12222. Questions to Information about research on Mexican Jay can be

accessed from Brown home page at - se linket HER

FIELD BIOLOGICAL TECHNICIANS (3) needed for the U.S. Forest Service

stationed in Clifton, Arizona, to conduct wildlife surveys for

threatened & endangered species, including Mexican spotted owl,

Southwest willow flycatcher, and Chiricahua leopard frog. Avian

Management Indicator Species such as yellow-billed cuckoo, Bell's vireo,

and yellow-breasted chat will also be inventoried. Position requires

both day and night work in rugged, remote, rocky, scenic Southwest

country. Incumbents must be able to detect birds and amphibians by sight

and sound, as well as live trap and mark small mammals. Strenuous hiking

and backpacking in diverse ecosystems between 3,500 and 9,000 feet

elevation is required. Primitive camping will be necessary for a portion

of the field season, with per diem compensation available. Possible

prescribed burn and fire suppression opportunities. Applicants must be

in excellent physical condition, have a valid state driving license, be

self-motivated, and be able to work independently and in small groups.

Must be able to operate 4x4 standard transmission vehicles. Ability to

identify neotropical birds of Arizona by sight and sound desirable. No

degree necessary, preferred qualification BS in wildlife biology,

zoology, or biology. Field experience conducting wildlife surveys or

other natural resources work qualifies in lieu of education. Pay rate

is $11.84/hr for GS-05/01 and $10.58/hr for GS-04/01. Vehicles will be

provided. Government housing is available. Training in wildlife

surveying/monitoring protocols; CPR/First aid; basic fire suppression;

and field safety will be provided. Challenging duties. Starting date

undetermined, Mar 2003. Ending date undetermined, Sep 2003. Formal

recruiting will follow, and will require additional application

procedures. Relevant details on those procedures will be forwarded to

all who provide a resume. Positions will be announced on the internet at

- se linket HER. Contact LANCE KOCH, Wildlife Biologist, or

Dexter Oliver, Wildlife Field Supervisor, Clifton Ranger Station, HC1

Box 733, Duncan, AZ 85534 (EM:, PH: 928-687-1301)

THE GREAT BASIN BIRD OBSERVATORY (GBBO) is pleased to announce the

commencement of the first Statewide Bird Monitoring Program for Nevada.

Please visit GBBO's website (EM: - se linket HER) for details and

for opportunities to get involved, should you find yourself with some

extra time for bird work during your travels in Nevada. As little as one

weekend is enough to get a bird-count-experienced person involved.

Contact GBBO's science director ELISABETH AMMON (PH/FX: 775-972-3705;

EM: for additional details.

BIOLOGICAL TECHNICIAN--Technicians (6) needed for a study of the

foraging ecology of Piping Plovers on the Missouri River (North and

South Dakota), beginning mid-Apr or mid-May, ending mid-Aug 2003.

Duties: nest searching, foraging behavior observations (with scopes),

chick banding and measurement, insect sampling (sticky traps), data

entry. Qualifications: BA in Wildlife Science/Biology, previous field

experience, strong observational skills (ability to see small

camouflaged birds through binoculars and scopes), some bird banding

experience, ability to work well independently, to accurately record

information, tolerance for long field days and harsh conditions (heat,

sun, ticks, mosquitoes, biting flies); ability to operate an 18-foot

boat a plus. Housing and $400/week provided. Send letter of interest,

resume, three references, availability dates, to: DANIELLE LE FER,

Virginia Tech, Dept. of Fisheries and Wildlife, Cheatham Hall,

Blacksburg, VA 24061-0321, or email at Applications

accepted through Feb 2003, reviewed on an ongoing basis. Virginia Tech

is an EO/AA employer committed to diversity.


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