|Português do Brasil: Torres - Rio Grande do Sul (Photo credit: Wikipedia)|
Overview: *We are seeking experienced field assistants to help
students during winter/ spring season with land-based technique of
behavioral observations on right whales, in Torres, Rio Grande do Sul,
Project title:* "Habitat use and fine-scale movement patterns of
southern-right-whale, /Eubalaena australis,/ (Desmoulins, 1822) in
Torres, southern Brazil".
Fieldwork dates: *Volunteers are needed from 1^st August to 30^th
Project aim:* provide baseline information on the ecology, habitat use
and social structure of right whales in Torres, in South Brazil. This
research is part of a master study, lead by Ecology and Systematics of
Sea Birds and Marine Mammals Lab at the Biological Sciences Institute,
of Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul.
*Duties: *Searching for whales, theodolite operating, recording field
observations, equipment cleaning and data entry.
Expectations: *Field assistants need to be adaptable and patient as
weather is highly dependent. We will be committed to go sampling
everyday whenever weather allows us. If not, we'll be working in data entry.
- Experience of field research on land-based technique (highly desirable);
- Possess basic computer skills including MS Excel;
- Enrolled in or completed a degree in biology, marine science, animal
behaviour or a related field (desirable);
- Be team-oriented, patient, and have an enthusiastic attitude to hard
work and collecting data on the natural environment (essential);
This is an opportunity to gain experience in land based techniques
research and contribute to a project with high conservation and
Unfortunately, we are unable to provide monetary compensation.
Assistants will be responsible for their own travel to Porto Alegre,
South Brazil, and will have to pay for their own accommodation and food
(around US$ 200,00/ month). We'll share house duties including cooking
Commitment to the full duration of this time will be _highly_ favoured.*
*Interested please send a CV, a brief covering letter outlining your
relevant experience, and contact details. This information must be sent
in an e-mail with the subject 'Field assistant' before 25^th July 2013
to **firstname.lastname@example.org* <mailto:email@example.com>*.*