Habitat Surveyor

Operation Wallacea


Volunteer • Full Time

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Sectors: conservation & wildlife, ecology

Closing date: Sunday, 1st March 2020  

Operation Wallacea is a network of academics from European and North American universities who design and implement biodiversity and conservation management research programmes across 13 countries worldwide.

We are currently recruiting habitat surveyors to work at various locations across South & Central America, Africa, Europe & Asia. Positions will be from four to eight weeks between June and early August, and information on all our sites is available on the website.

The position will involve working with both 16 – 18-year-old school students and undergraduate university students in the field to explain survey methodologies and undertake carbon storage data collection as part of a large scale long-term monitoring programme. Carbon data collection includes measuring DBH of trees, canopy height, quantity of vegetation at different heights using a touch pole, light penetration using a canopy scope, sapling density and quantifying level of disturbance. Applicants should have experience of working in the field, good communication and organizational skills and preferably a biological background.

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

The positions will be filled as and when we find suitable candidates so if you are interested please apply as soon as you can to give yourself the best chance. The positions involve working with minors so if successful you will be asked to complete a background check.

If you would like to apply for the position of Habitat Surveyor, please fill in our online application form on our website.

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