Location: Sandy, Beds
Salary: £17,004.00 - £18,255.00 pa
Duration: 5 months
This is an opportunity to apply new GPS-tracking technologies to solve a long-standing conservation question: what are turtle doves feeding on & what can we do to fix an apparent shortage of food? The project will be based in Essex (Colchester area) and will study how turtle doves use habitats in & around two large conservation interventions (Turtle Dove Friendly Zones).
What the role is about:
Turtle doves travel long distances to visit sparsely distributed feeding sites & then spend little time actually feeding. This has made it challenging for us to locate their foraging sites using traditional tracking methods. We believe that this may now be possible by using a combination of GPS logger tags & some lateral thought about how to retrieve the data stored on the tags. We aim to build a clearer picture of what feeding resources are used & test whether our conservation work is helping to provide them.
The role involves working in a team of two (with a licensed tagging specialist) & liaising with local conservation staff & landowners.
Specific tasks for this role will be:
What we need from you:
Closing: 23:59, 05 March 2021
*We are actively recruiting for this role & reserve the right to pull this ad at any time.
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