We offer to students and volunteers a practical training opportunity within our research projects on brown bear. The projects are focused on most aspects of bear ecology and conservation: habitat requirements, food habits, population monitoring, movements, genetics, foraging ecology. The trainees will be involved in field and laboratory work, as well as computer data processing. The methodology the students will be acquainted with includes hair sampling, remote camera trapping, track identification and censuses, snowtracking, isotope analysis, diet analysis, GPS handling, habitat measures, Geographic Information Systems, and database preparation. At the moment we do not have any GPS-collared bear. The projects start in January 2010 and will last till 2012.
For more information visit our sites on the research projects and fieldwork.
- - Some field experience and a good physical condition are desirable. The field work includes walking in the mountains.
- - The training period should be at least 8 weeks.
- - Free accommodation provided at the field station; however the project cannot cover the costs of travel or insurance.
- - Working time is on average 40 hours a week.
- - Driving license is recommended. In case a student use her/his own car in the project, the costs of fuel will be covered by the project.
- - The students should be provided with insurance within the scope of health care in the territory of Poland.
- - English language (fluent).
For further information and to apply for a practical training, please contact and send your CV to Nuria Selva. As we are receiving many applications, please indicate clearly the dates you would like to join us in your first email.
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