A field assistant is required for the Swakop River Woodlands and Wildlife
Project, an ecological research project in Namibia. The position is
available from early June until the end of October 2010. The assistant will
be working in a team of three investigating the drivers and impacts of
woodland change in this beautiful and important riverine ecosystem.
Fieldwork will involve conducting vegetation and wildlife surveys at a
series of locations along the dry riverbed, as well as setting-up and
monitoring two networks of camera traps. The fieldwork will be physically
demanding and previous fieldwork experience is desirable. A background in
the biological or geographical sciences is required. This is a fantastic
opportunity to study woodlands and wildlife in Africa.
The deadline for applications is Sunday 21st March 2010.
More information about the project, arrangements for volunteers and the
application procedure can be obtained from the project leader, Caitlin
Douglas, at firstname.lastname@example.org