[MARMAM] 2006 Bottlenose Dolphin Internships "Winter Season"

Bruno Diaz bruno_daz2000 at yahoo.es
Sat Nov 19 03:35:09 PST 2005


2006 Bottlenose Dolphin Internships "Winter Season"
   
  The Bottlenose Dolphin Research Institute BDRI is looking for enthusiastic, motivated people to join us as interns during the Winter Season (From January to March). Since 1999, the BDRI & “Accademia del Leviatano” have supported the thesis work of numerous students. Some of them have become steady collaborators and researchers of the Bottlenose Dolphin Research Institute (BDRI). The Bottlenose Dolphin Research Institute (BDRI) is recruiting to fill several Internships or Master thesis students. 
   
  They gain experience in many different areas, such as boat-based wild bottlenose dolphin research and assisting with data analysis in our research laboratory. Working with marine mammals is appealing because of strong public interest in these animals and because the work is personally rewarding. However an internship with the BDRI requires a lot of motivation and interest in dolphin research, enthusiasm, and the open-mindedness to work, live and communicate with other people of mixed nationality and background. 
   
  The internship offers an excellent opportunity for qualified and motivated individuals to obtain field and laboratory training in bottlenose dolphin research methodology and analysis under the mentorship of bottlenose dolphin researchers. Interns would assist with aspects of the field work, photographic identification of individual animals, bioacoustic, behavioural analysis and data compilation.
   
  Ideal internship applicants will be advanced undergraduates or a recent graduate of a scientifically oriented university program in behavioural or biological sciences. A typical applicant should have a strong interest in the scientific study of cetacean behavioral ecology, have potential interests in future graduate study in marine mammal science, and is an individual who seeks extensive and intensive exposure to the field work, data analysis techniques, and the research literature in this field. 
  Lectures given on topics in Research methods may occur throughout the internship period. Interns would spend about 50% assisting with field work and 50% analysis and other data compilation tasks. We support non-invasive and non-disruptive research.
  The internship is a full time voluntary position. There is no compensation for this internship position and successful applicants will be responsible for their living and transportation expenses during the time of the internship. Accommodation & meals could be arranged for internships (approx. 250 Euro per month).
   
  There are four 2006 internship periods available: Winter, Spring, Summer and Fall; commitment for a minimum of 6 weeks is required. Priority will be given to internships volunteers available for longer periods.Preference will be given to the selection of interns who have previous experience with animal research, well developed computer skills, statistical analysis and boat-based field experience. BDRI interns participating in field work activities are normally asked to contribute to all aspects of the research 
  programme, including the upkeep of materials, boat-keeping, dealing with volunteers, etc. Therefore, as part of a working team, you will be expected to participate in all activities of the day including your share of basic domestic duties such as cooking, cleaning and maintenance. Interns are required to complete a small project on an assigned relevant topic. BDRI interns should sign a statement where they accept the research and working conditions taking full responsibility for the risks. Moreover, the interns is in charge of providing an insurance that covers the risks of the student itself 
  when engaged in the field work.
   
  To apply for an internship, please send the internships Application form (available on our web site), a resume and a letter of intent including career goals and reasons for wanting the internship (what you expect to contribute and gain from the internship) to:
  Bottlenose Dolphin Research Institute 
  Attn: Internship Program
B_D_R_I at yahoo.com
   
  Application Deadline for Winter season: Must be receive by December 14th, 2005. Accepted applicants will be notified by e-mail on or before December 18th, 2005.  Accepted applicants will have 3 days to notify us in writing of their acceptance of the position.
   
  We are happy to answer any questions you have, but answers to common questions can be found on our web site at http://www.geocities.com/B_D_R_I
  We also encourage you to become familiar with the research conducted by 
  the Bottlenose Dolphin Research Institute. 
   
  A list of our current publications.
  2005
  1. Díaz López, B., 2005. Interactions between bottlenose dolphins with 
  trammel nets in the Sardinia Island. Talk ICES Annual Science Conference 
  CM 2005. Aberdeen, Scotland.
  2. Díaz López, B., 2005. Interaction between bottlenose dolphins and fish 
  farms: could there be an economic impact? Talk ICES Annual Science 
  Conference. Aberdeen, Scotland. 
  3. Díaz López, B., Marini, L., Polo, F., in press. The impact of a fish farm on a 
  bottlenose dolphin population in the Mediterranean Sea. Thalassas An 
  international Journal of Marine Sciences, 2005, 21 (2): 53-58.
  4. Díaz López, B. & Shiray, A., 2005. Analysis of diving behaviour on 
  bottlenose dolphins studied in the inshore waters of Sardinia. Talk presented 
  at the “6º Convegno Nazionale sui Cetacei e sulle Tartarughe Marine”. 
  November. Comune di Sperlonga (LT), Italy.
  5. Díaz López, B., 2005 & Shiray, A., 2005. A survey of anti-bottlenose 
  dolphin control at marine fish farm. Talk presented at the “6º Convegno 
  Nazionale sui Cetacei e sulle Tartarughe Marine”. November. Comune di 
  Sperlonga (LT), Italy.
  2004
  1 . Díaz López, B., Marini, L.. and Polo, F., 2004. “Evolution of a bottlenose 
  dolphins population in the Noth-Eastern waters of Sardinia (Italy)”. In: 
  European Research on Cetaceans – 15 (Ed- P.G.H. Evans). European 
  Cetacean Society, pp 70. Cambrigde, UK.
  2003
  1. Testa, Roberta., 2003. Studio eco-etologico di una popolazione di 
  tursiope Tursiops truncatus (Montagu, 1821), nella Sardegna Nord-orientale. 
  MSc thesis. La Sapienza University, Rome.
  2002
  1. Polo, F; Díaz López, B.; Marini, L. & Brovelli, M., 2002. “Fast ferries 
  influence on the bottlenose dolphin presence and social structure in waters of 
  North-eastern Sardinia". Poster presented at the 16th Annual Conference 
  European Cetacean Society. Liege 2002.
  2. Díaz López, B.; Marini, L.; Polo, F. & Brovelli, M., 2002. “ 
  Photo-identification of bottlenose dolphin in waters of north-eastern 
  Sardinia”. Poster presented at the 16th Annual Conference European 
  Cetacean Society. Liege 2002.
  3. Brovelli, Manuela., 2002. Studio eco-etologico non influenziato di una 
  popolazione di tursiope Tursiops truncatus (Montagu, 1821), nelle acque 
  della Sardegna Nord-orientale. MSc thesis. Roma Tre University, Rome. pp 
  193. 
  2001
  1 . Díaz López, B., Polo, F. and Marini, L., 2001. “ Feeding Behaviour of 
  bottllenose dolphin (Tursiops truncatus) along the north-eastern coast of 
  Sardinia. Talk presented at the 29th Annual Symposium EAAM. Genova 
  9-12 March 2001.
  2. Díaz López, B., Marini, L.., Polo, F. and Brovelli, M., 2001. “Etologia del 
  tursiope, Tursiops truncatus (Montagu, 1821), lungo la costa nord-orientale 
  della Sardegna”. Talk presented at the “5º Convegno Nazionale sui Cetacei 
  e sulle Tartarughe Marine”. 6 – 9 December. Comune di Monte Argentario 
  (GR), Italy.
  3. Díaz López, B., Marini, L.., Polo, F. and Brovelli, M., 2001. “Influenza dei 
  traghetti veloci sulla presenza e la struttura sociale del tursiope, Tursiops 
  truncatus (Montagu, 1821), nelle acque della Sardegna”. Poster presented at 
  the “5º Convegno Nazionale sui Cetacei e sulle Tartarughe Marine”. 6 – 9 
  December. Comune di Monte Argentario (GR), Italy. 
  4. Díaz López, B., Marini, L.., Polo, F. and Brovelli, M., 2001. 
  “Fotoidentificazione di tursiope, Tursiops truncatus (Montagu, 1821), presenti 
  nelle acque della costa Nord.orientale della Sardegna”. Poster presented at 
  the “5º Convegno Nazionale sui Cetacei e sulle Tartarughe Marine”. 6 – 9 
  December. Comune di Monte Argentario (GR), Italy. 


		
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