Subject: Research Field Assistant- Lizard Ecology and Evolution in Dominican Republic
A field expedition to the Caribbean tropics of Hispaniola to study Anolis lizard thermal physiology will be led by Brooke Bodensteiner (Virginia Tech PhD student, Muñoz lab) in June and July 2018. We are currently seeking motivated field assistants to join on the trip and participate in the field and experimental aspects of the study. For example, students will help Bodensteiner collect lizards, measure physiological traits, and record ecological data. The sites to be visited span both the west and east sides of the Dominican Republic, including tropical rain forest sites along the coast, xeric scrubland sites in the coastal inlands, and montane cloud forests. For students interested in learning more about the tropics, herpetology, and behavioral ecology, this will be a fun and exciting opportunity.
Applicants should enthusiastic about tropical field biology and work well with others. We are looking for assistant available up to 8 weeks of field work, but commitment to the entire time is not necessary.
Spanish language abilities and/or field experience are preferred, but not required. We will cover all travel and living expenses while in the Dominican Republic.
Please Contact: Brooke Bodensteiner at email@example.com