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  • Endangered Kauai Seabird Research Coordinator

    Afsheen Siddiqi
    • Employer: State of Hawaii/University or Hawaii/DLNR
      Location: Kauai, Hawaii
      Country: United States
      Last Date to Apply: 02/10/2021
      Open Until Filled: No

    Responsible for research and management projects for the conservation and recovery of
    endangered seabirds on Kauai, including the Newell’s Shearwater, Hawaiian Petrel and
    Band-rumped Storm-petrel. Implements Kauai Endangered Seabird Recovery Project.
    Implements and designs research to: 1) identify nesting distribution across Kauai; 2)
    monitor breeding success and relative abundance at select colony sites on Kauai; 3)
    determine population demography and long-term population trends in Hawai‘i, and 4)
    investigate terrestrial and marine factors limiting endangered seabird populations in
    Hawai‘i. Drives project vehicles to work sites and works in and around helicopters. Seeks
    funding for management tasks, particularly predator control. Initiates and maintains
    effective collaboration with local landowners, state and federal agencies, non-government
    organizations and research partners to achieve seabird recovery. Coordinates project
    logistics including maintaining project permits and land access, recruitment, annual
    budgeting, scheduling and staff supervision. Provides oversight for equipment purchasing
    and transport (helicopter) logistics. Inputs, reviews, and approves HR Portal transactions,
    including eTimesheets on behalf of or in the absence of the PI with the PI’s concurrence.
    Analyzes data and prepares reports, conference presentations and peer-reviewed
    scientific publications. Participates in relevant working groups. Participates in strategic
    long-term recovery planning for endangered seabirds in Hawai‘i, advises other research
    and recovery programs, and reviews public and private land management plans,
    Environmental Impact Assessments and Habitat Conservation Plans.

    More project information found here:  https://kauaiseabirdproject.org/


    (23E) Endangered Avian Research Project Coordinator ext 2-10-2021.pdf

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