Field Crew Leader for Community Ecology and Seed Dispersal

Field Crew Leader for Community Ecology and Seed Dispersal Network Project
We are seeking an experienced biologist to lead a field project on Oahu, Hawaii. The project is a multidisciplinary effort investigating seed dispersal networks comprised of interacting native and non-native
plant and vertebrate species in Hawaiian mesic and wet forest ecosystems. Specifically, the project will
focus on (1) identifying and quantifying vertebrate (birds and rats) seed dispersers and their
interactions, (2) radio-telemetry of key seed dispersers, and (3) evaluating/predicting effects of seed
disperser movements and diet preference on vegetation communities. The candidate selected for this
position will supervise a field crew of 4-7 people including technicians, interns, and graduate students.
Must be able to work in rugged terrain in challenging field conditions.
Qualifications: Required is an M.S. degree in biology, natural resources management, wildlife biology or
related field and at least 2 years field experience. Preference will be given to applicants with supervisory
experience of field crews, previous work experience in Hawaii or other in tropical island ecosystems,
avian ecology, avian nest searching, rat ecology, seed dispersal networks, and/or radio telemetry.
Start date: Anticipated start date is July 1, 2014. Renewable annual contract for up to 39 months total
duration, depending on successful annual reviews.
Salary: $45,000 per annum and full benefits (
Contact: Dr. Jeff Foster ( Although not required, emailing a brief letter of
interest, curriculum vitae, and contact information for 3 references familiar with your experience and
qualifications to the preceding email address will be helpful. Review of applications will begin
How to Apply: Once the job officially opens, all applications must be submitted through the following
website for job Classification Title Research Associate II under the University of New Hampshire tab,