[MARMAM] FW: Volunteers required for humpback whale research in Australia

Rebecca Dunlop r.dunlop at uq.edu.au
Tue May 27 20:42:36 PDT 2008


Subject: Volunteers required for humpback whale research in Australia

We are seeking applications from volunteers to help with fieldwork on
the effects of noise on humpback whales from 20 September to 19 October,
2008. The work will take place during the whales' southward migration
along the Australian east coast and is funded by the Australian Centre
for Applied Marine Mammal Science (ACAMMS). The fieldwork will take
place at Peregian Beach, approximately 140km north of Brisbane.

This will be a multi-disciplinary study of the passing whales during
their southward migration and include controlled exposure experiments
(CEEs), the deployment of DTAGs, the collection of behavioural and
positional data from a land station, the acoustic recording and tracking
of singers using an array of hydrophone buoys moored offshore, and the
boat-based collection of photo-IDs, biopsies and blow mucus samples.

Volunteers should be available for the entire four week study. You will
be responsible for your transport to and from Peregian Beach, but once
there, we will provide accommodation and food.

The project will suit young scientists with genuine interests in
humpback whale behaviour, behavioural ecology, acoustics and
communication.

Successful applicants will:
- have a mature attitude towards marine mammal research
- be able to live and work constructively with others in a team
- have a good level of physical fitness
- not be too fussy an eater as cooking will be communal (vegetarians
excepted!)

Preference will be given to those who:
- have a degree in biology, marine science, or veterinary science
- have previous relevant marine mammal field experience
       
Applicants should send an email introducing themselves to Michael Noad
mnoad at uq.edu.au, Rebecca Dunlop r.dunlop at uq.edu.au and Melinda Rekdahl
m.rekdahl at uq.edu.au. The email should include an outline of why you
would like to work on this project, your qualifications and previous
experience. Please also attach a brief CV including the contact details
of two relevant referees.

Applications will be accepted until 30 June and places will be offered
soon after this to allow you time to make travel arrangements.

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Michael Noad   BVSc PhD
Lecturer, Veterinary Anatomy
Head, Cetacean Ecology and Acoustics Laboratory 
School of Veterinary Science 
University of Queensland St Lucia, Qld 4072, Australia

Ph. +61 7 3365 2088   Mob. +61 416 270567
Fax. +61 7 3365 1255  Email mnoad at uq.edu.au
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Rebecca Dunlop  BSc PhD
Cetacean Ecology and Acoustics Laboratory
School of Veterinary Science
University of Queensland
St Lucia, Qld 4072, Australia

Ph. (07)3365-3066   Mob. 0437434041
Fax. (07)3365-1255  Email r.dunlop at uq.edu.au






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