Internship

Insect and Beaver Biomass Researcher

The Land Between


  Posted: August 1, 2021

  Location: Haliburton, Ontario

  Internship Program: Clean Tech

  Salary Range: $30,000 - $40,000

  Hours per Week: 37

  Start Date: October 4, 2021

  End Date: August 28, 2022

Job Description

This position involves sampling for insect biomass in grassland and open habitats to understand the impacts of various treatments (human management styles) on available insect populations; to assemble the data and analyze data against habitat types, and then to outline findings in a technical report. The position also involves sampling for beaver biomass in wetlands using presence/absence evidence in the field and against remote sensing mapping/models. Also, this application requires assembling data and analyzing results, but with a project team across wide areas, and then outlining trends.

Duties and Responsibilities

- field sampling/collection of data for insects in various areas and habitats following strict protocols.
- field sampling for beaver presence/absence and wetland type as well as other indicators
- inputting data in spreadsheets according to standards
- assessing data for trends against habitat types/situations
- participating in a scientific team to assess results and trends
- writing technical summary reports of findings
- presentation of results to partners

Knowledge and Skills

- knowledge of flora and fauna, insect identification, sampling methods, and bird identification
- field sampling skills/outdoor experience
- data management
- research and analytical skills
- technical report writing
- teamwork
- attention to detail
- GIS knowledge
- GPS knowledge
- oral presentation skills

Education Required

Bachelor Degree in Biology or Environmental Science or advanced diploma in fish and wildlife

  How to Apply

To apply, send your resume to info@thelandbetween.ca.

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