RA: Blanding’s Turtle Conservation – L. Willey
This position is only available for Antioch University New England eligible work-study students.
Department: Environmental Studies
Supervisor: Liz Willey
Supervisor’s Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Alternate Supervisor(s): Sue Weller
Alt. Supervisor’s Email: email@example.com
Start Date: Aug 25, 2018
End Date: Dec 19, 2018
Number of Positions: 3
Hours per Week: approx. 40 hours / week
Weekends Required: optional
Evenings Required: optional
We seek student research assistants interested in contributing to the development and implementation of a regional conservation plan for Blanding’s Turtles (Emydoidea blandingii) in the northeast. The research assistant will work with AUNE faculty and collaborators at state wildlife agencies, other universities, and NGOs from Maine to Pennsylvania. Duties include: field work including radio hoop trapping and radio-telemetry, data entry, management, and analysis; literature reviews; development of site specific conservation plans.
Applicants must have:
- Interest in helping to develop and undertake sampling and conservation planning for rare vertebrate species
- Excellent data management skills
- Attention to detail
- Excellent communication skills
Previous experience with GPS, animal handling (especially turtle species), hoop trapping, radio-telemetry, GIS, Excel, R, and population and/or habitat modeling are also desirable.
How to apply: Send letter of interest and resume to Liz Willey at: firstname.lastname@example.org