For the two seabird monitoring positions, you should have experience safely handling and ringing birds, conducting surveys and managing large amounts of data, as well as be physically fit with a strong work ethic in inclement environmental conditions. One of the two Research Assistants will be trained to work alongside island restoration crew, including rope-access work. (Dr. Bond is also seeking a Senior Research Assistant for control and eradication of birdeye/procumbent pearlwort, an invasive plant.)
A long-running research and conservation management project requires three people to work on Gough Island in the central South Atlantic Ocean for 13 months, with an additional month for training prior to departure. These contract positions are designed primarily to conduct annual monitoring of breeding seabirds (2 positions), and control an invasive plant, Sagina procumbens (1 position; one of the other Research Assistants will also be trained in Sagina work, including rope access).
The seabird monitoring positions are responsible for annual monitoring of breeding success, survival, population counts, and other field work for 14 breeding species throughout the entire year.
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