Forest Categorisation and Mongoose Impact Researcher

Operation Wallacea


Volunteer • Full Time

Sectors: conservation & wildlife, ecology

Closing date: Monday, 22nd April 2019   1 day left

Operation Wallacea is a network of academics from European and North American universities, who design and implement biodiversity and conservation management research programmes across 15 research sites worldwide.

We are currently recruiting for a Forest Categorisation and Mongoose Impact Researcher for our research site in Fiji. This vacancy is available for a fixed period of 8 weeks within the months of June & July 2019.

Researchers will be required to complete surveys across the Natewa peninsular and as such need to be physically fit and be able to walk for extended periods in challenging terrain. In addition researchers will need to be able to competently supervise high school students who will be joining the surveys and having previous experience of supervising young people on field work would be an advantage. Having some knowledge of how to enter GPS data and produce GIS maps from satellite imagery would also be advantageous.

Although surveys will predominantly be habitat assessment a broad background in ecology is highly desirable. Ideally, applicants should be familiar with surveying avifauna, herpetofauna and lepidoptera.

Remuneration: In return, successful applicants receive full accommodation and food onsite, networking and skills development, flight bursaries for more experienced applicants, and of course the opportunity to contribute towards long-term conservation efforts.

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