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Field Assistant in Avian Behavioral Ecology


Master student Xin Lin from Sun Yat-sen University


Donghai lsland, Zhanjiang, Guangdong Province, China



Last Date to Apply:

30 Mar 2018
Open until filled


AVIAN FIELD ASSISTANTS needed to study the breeding strategy of Kentish Plover (Charadrius alexandrinus) in southern China. This project is focusing on how parents adjust their parental investment in facing extreme environment. Assistants will work with a master student from Sun Yat-sen University for the whole breeding season. Duties will include nest searching, nest measuring and banding birds, blood sampling, monitoring the incubation of parenting birds, behavior observation and record, as well as any other works involved in the field. Previous experience with birds is preferred and basic training such as nest searching and bird banding will also be provided. Personal study project that under the general project is supported. Volunteers are expected to spend near three months (at least from the middle of April to late June) on the work, have strong interest in avian behavior, physically fit and be willing to work for long and irregular time in the field, and share rooms with others. All expenses in China during work period (i.e. housing, foods, and local travels, etc) will be covered, but there is no salary, and the assistants are responsible for their travel to and from China. Volunteers will have opportunities to learn avian field research skills, see many Chinese endemic bird species, and experience the Chinese tradition and culture.


To Apply:
Please send a cover letter (highlighting the date you could come and the period you could stay) and a resume (including the names, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses of at least 2 references) to Xin Lin (EM: xin_lin0205@163.com). Feel free to contact Xin with any questions you might have.


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