I’m looking for volunteers to help me with the field work for my PhD project, studying bottlenose dolphins in Moreton Bay, Queensland, Australia.
The project investigates the foraging ecology and population structure of the bottlenose dolphins in Moreton Bay. We will do boat surveys to look for bottlenose as well as humpback dolphins, conduct behavioural observations, take photographs of the animals for photo ID, and collect biopsy samples for genetic analysis.
I need field assistants from July to September 2008. A minimum commitment of 1 month is expected but preference will be given to applicants willing to stay the entire 3 month period.
Previous field experience, especially driving boats and photographing animals, would be great, but is not expected. An interest in marine mammal research and a dedication to get up early and spend long hours out on the water whenever the weather is good is a must!
Unfortunately I’m not able to pay for travel and other expenses, but I may be able to provide free accommodation (in Brisbane and at the Moreton Bay Research Station on North Stradbroke Island).
If you’re interested please send an email with your CV to firstname.lastname@example.org
Ina Ansmann (PhD candidate)
Marine Vertebrate Ecology Research Group
School of Integrative Biology
The University of Queensland
St Lucia, QLD 4072
Phone: (+61) 7 3365 7523