Deadlines: Rolling, up to March 15, 2014
We have four major assistantship programs offered this year, as illustrated below:
Callitrichid Behavioral Research
8 week minimum commitment, dates May 10 to August 31, 2014, cost $3000 for the 8 wk period (further weeks= $375 per week).
Skills: Tracking primates by radio telemetry, working off-trail, full-day follows, behavioral observations, database entry, feeding ecology, scent-marking behavior, sex identification, collect samples for endocrinology, parasitology, and genetics.
Callitrichid Animal Handling
6 week minimum commitment, dates June 1 to July 31, 2014, cost $2250 for 6 wk period.
Skills: set up field processing kit, collect swabs, determine sex/age, handle widlife safely, record TPRs, weight measurement, collect samples for endocrinology, parasitology and reproductive physiology.
Callitrichid Botany Research
4 week minimum commitment, dates May 10 to August 31, 2014, cost $1500 for 4 wks.
Skills: Locate tagged trees using GPS, collect morphometric data, leaf/fruit samples, photograph plant features, leaf patterns, sap color, fruit characteristics, identify plants.
Ambush Predators and Primate Prey Research
8 week minimum commitment, dates June 1 to August 31, 2014, cost $3000 for the 8 week period
Skills: Track primates, track ocelots using radio telemetry, use a GPS, full-day follows of saki monkeys, behavioral observations,primate vocalizations,field experiments using predator decoys, record habitat data, operate remote camera traps, input behavioral, audio, habitat, and camera trap data into various databases.