Period: Fieldwork in French Guiana from mid January to end of March 2017
Strong interest in animal behavior and field research as well as a good physical condition are essential since our research involves long hours of daily fieldwork and long distance walking during rainy season in the tropical rainforest. Good command of English and an interest in spatial and behavioral data analyses are also important.
We will cover the costs of transportation (flight, bus, and boat) and the all inclusive (board and lodging) station fees. We cannot offer a salary but the research intern will be encouraged to participate in all aspects of the project including publishing. Tropical diseases such as malaria and leishmaniasis occur in the research area and while several precautions can be taken, the applicant should be informed and aware of the risk related to these diseases and working in remote areas.
If interested, please write to firstname.lastname@example.org for further information and provide a contact of one reference person.
Looking forward to hearing from you,
Harvard University and the University of Vienna
Project related literature:
Pašukonis, A., Trenkwalder, K., Ringler, M., Ringler, E., Mangione, R., Steininger, J., Warrington, I. & Hödl, W. (2016). The significance of spatial memory for water finding in a tadpole-transporting frog. Animal Behaviour, 116, 89-98.
Pašukonis, A., Warrington, I., Ringler, M., & Hödl, W. (2014). Poison frogs rely on experience to find the way home in the rainforest. Biology letters,10(11), 20140642.