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    Field assistant/ Volunteer (Australian desert, Zebra finch)


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    • Employer: Macquarie University
      Location: Fowlers Gap, NSW 2880
      Country: Australia
      Last Date to Apply: No value
      Open Until Filled: Yes

    What for: Helping on my PhD research on the ecology of fear on the zebra finch. Zebra finches are well studied in captivity, however little is known in the wild. In this project, series of experiments will be conducted on how zebra finches are using their landscape (eating without being eaten).

    Possibility to conduct a side project.

     

    Where: Accommodation in Fowlers Gap Research station, 110km north from Broken Hill, NSW, Australia.

     

    How long: I am going to be there up to 1.5 months (11 June until 31 of July). I am looking for volunteers to stay at least 3 weeks, longer period will be preferred.

    Possibility to continue on similar project after that date.

     

    For you if you are:

    Not afraid of harsh conditions (well, Australian desert)

    Enjoying Team work

    Ok to do repetitive tasks over long period of time

    Responsible (remote area)

    Fluent in English (or knowledge in English and fluent in French or German)

     

    Costs: Accommodation will be covered, possibility to get help for some inland travel and food costs (depending on the period of time you can help).

     

    If you would like more information, feel free to contact me at anika.immer(at)gmail.com.

     

    If you are interested to conduct a side project (in or outside a degree), please contact me directly with your interests, course details, time period…

    If you are interested in Volunteering, please fill out the attached Expression of Interest (https://drive.google.com/open?id=1aKgafqwVpTWHENrDS1V5lfqzKP9_6fHw) form and return it to anika.immer(at)gmail.com

     

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