RA Caribbean Bird, Plant, and GIS Research – M. Akresh [work study]
Location: Keene, NH
Antioch Univ New England
Start Date: 5/9/22
End Date: 5/5/23
Number of Positions: 4
Hours per Week: 10
Weekends Required: sometimes
Evenings Required: No
Supervisor: Michael Akresh
This position allows for remote work Yes/No: Yes
Percentage of time that could be remote (0-100%): 100%
Method to assess remote work: Supervisor will be in weekly communication with the students to monitor that the work is being completed. The supervisor will also be checking that the data is being collected and entered on a shared Google Sheet (or Google Drive for GIS layers). Additionally, some of the work will be done remotely with the supervisor. Outcomes will be completed and organized datasets of previously and currently collect data, assistance with trainings, and analyses results.
Assistants are needed to help with Caribbean bird and plant research and educational projects. The research assistants will work with AUNE faculty, and collaborators at other organizations. Some research will be conducting bird and vegetation surveys, setting up Audio Recording Units, and doing other plant nursery work (10 hours/wk). Students will additionally assist with planning for educational and outreach workshops and other trainings (e.g., using iNaturalist. eBird, ARUs, etc.) (10 hours/wk). Students will help enter, organize, manage, and analyze the collected data and previously collected data using Excel and R (10 hours/wk). Assisting with a new project on GIS and remote sensing analyses is also possible (10 hours/wk).
• Interest in research that focuses on Caribbean birds and plants • Excellent data management and organizational skills • Excellent communication skills • Quantitative skills; ability to use Excel, and familiarity and experience with using R and ArcGIS would be an added benefit • Federal work study funds
How to Apply: Send a short cover letter of interest and your CV to Mike Akresh.
Email: [email protected]
Position Type: Work Study
Department: Environmental Studies
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