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Student Research Technician, Endangered Fish Ecology
We are looking for a highly motivated student in a biologically related field of study interested in working on the cutting edge of fisheries science with underwater videography. Work with University Researchers and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service biologists to study the spawning ecology of one of the most critically endangered fishes in North America, the Moapa dace (Moapa coriacea). There are only about 700 of these fish left in the world. These dace have never been witnessed spawning; consequently, the habitat that they require for reproduction is unkown. If we can fill this gap in knowledge about the life history of this interesting fish, we may play a critical role in its perpetuation into the future. We seek a dependible candidate with an eye for detail and precision, the ability to complete tasks with little supervision, strong skills for working with people, and a strong interest in researching and protecting some of the most highly endangered fishes and their habitats.
Salary: $13 per hour.
Duration: April – August 2012
Work Type: Part Time while classes are in session ~20 hr/wk, Full Time during summer ~40 hr/wk
- A majority of the work will be analyzing video for spawning events.
Other work may include:
- Trips to Moapa, NV to maintain and service cameras and equipment
- Collection and transport of Moapa dace for captive propagation
- Aquaculture and husbandry of Yaqui chub and pupfish
- Snorkel surveys for Apache trout in the White Mountains
Jack Ruggirello – UA Masters Student (Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences)email@example.com