Tim Smith Posted March 26, 2007 Report Share Posted March 26, 2007 Field Assistant Needed for University of Wyoming Predator-Prey Study in Mountain Streams I am looking for a summer research technician to help with a project examining predator-prey interactions between brook trout and aquatic invertebrates in high-elevation streams. The project is focused on quantifying the impacts of trout presence and trout feeding on the production and biomass of invertebrate populations. Work will be based out of the Rocky Mountain Biological Laboratory located in the scenic Elk Mountains of western Colorado near Crested Butte. Field work (80%) will consist of using a backpack electrofisher to sample trout populations, tagging individual fish, collecting benthic and drift samples of invertebrates, and sorting live invertebrates in the field. Lab work (20%) will involve sorting, identifying, and measuring invertebrates as well as drying and weighing samples. Applicants should be in good physical condition as field work will involve carrying sampling gear (~ 40 lbs.) for extended periods and hiking off-trail. Applicants should be willing to occasionally work long hours in the field and be tolerant of wet and buggy conditions. A stipend of $3800 will be paid for the summer field season. In addition, shared rustic housing will be provided at no cost at the Rocky Mountain Biological Laboratory. Work weeks will be approximately 40-50 hrs/week. The summer field season will run from approximately May 1st to August 31st. This position is ideal for undergraduates or recent college graduates looking to gain research experience in aquatic ecology. If interested, please send a letter of interest and resume with 3 references to email@example.com. Applications will be accepted until April 3, or until a suitable applicant is found. For further information contact Ben at (307) 766-4156 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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