RA Freshwater Turtle Conservation – L. Willey
Start Date: 8/22/20
End Date: 12/18/20
Number of Positions: 5
Hours per Week: 16
Weekends Required: NO
Evenings Required: NO
Supervisor: Lisabeth Willey
This position allows for remote work Yes/No: Yes
Percentage of time that could be remote (0-100%): 100%
Method to assess remote work: biweekly meetings via zoom
We seek student research assistants interested in contributing to the development and implementation of a regional conservation plan for Blanding’s Turtles, Spotted Turtles, and Box Turtles in the northeast. The research assistants will work with AUNE faculty and collaborators at state wildlife agencies, other universities, and NGOs from Maine to Florida. Duties include: data entry, management, and analysis; GIS analysis; literature reviews; development of site specific conservation plans; development of best management practices for managing turtle habitat; field work including hoop trapping and radio-telemetry; as well as box turtle telemetry. Must be federal work study eligible.
Note: there are several positions available: spotted turtle data entry and analysis and GIS support (1 student), Blanding’s turtle data entry and analysis, GIS support, and report writing (1 student), site management plan development (2 students), best management practices development (1 student), box turtle telemetry, data entry, and analysis (1 student). Could be 5-16 hours per week, depending on student availability.
Applicants must have:
- Interest in helping to undertake conservation planning for rare vertebrate species
- Excellent data management skills
- Attention to detail
- Excellent communication skills
- Knowledge of the ecology of spotted and Blanding’s turtles (or willingness to learn)
Previous experience with GIS, R, population and/or habitat modeling, GPS, reporting writing, animal handling (especially turtle species), hoop trapping, and radio-telemetry are also desirable.
How to Apply:
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