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Reporting to the Mangrove Fish Project Manager, the Associate, Research will split their time between field and office activities associated with the current projects being carried out at Audubon Florida’s Everglades Science Center. Heavily focused on field work, the Associate’s primary responsibility will be monitoring prey base fish populations in the mangrove zone of Everglades National Park, Biscayne National Park, and the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary. Scientific responsibilities will consist of the collection and analyses of fishes in the mangrove habitats of Florida bay and maintaining data accuracy in a database. They will also spend time working with and maintaining physical, vegetation and bird data collections as well.
The Associate will be responsible for making decisions about data collection (e.g. adjusting collection methods, cancelling or proceeding with sample, collecting partial samples when unexpected conditions are encountered due to weather, water management activities, equipment malfunction or myriad other surprises) that commonly arise during field activities and base these decisions on sound scientific methodology knowing such decisions can reduce the scientific integrity of this long term (30+ years) study. Fish populations are monitored using a 9m2 drop system, throw traps, and seines.
$20.19 / hour
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