Tsaobis Baboon Project Voluntary Fieldwork Positions

4 December 2013 Volunteer

The Tsaobis Baboon Project is a long-term study of desert baboons in Namibia.  Based at the Institute of Zoology (the research arm of the Zoological Society of London), and affiliated with the Gobabeb Research and Training Centre (Namibia), our aim is to carry out fundamental research in behavioural ecology and population ecology, and to inform conservation policy and practice for social species.

We are seeking to appoint six volunteer fieldworkers for the 2014-2015 field season, between late April 2014 and late January 2015. A range of 6-month and 3-month volunteer positions are available over this period. The fieldwork will primarily involve daily follows of baboon troops on foot, collecting behavioural data from individually recognisable animals and their associated ecological conditions. Research over this field season will focus on three themes:

  • Sexual coercion and conflicts over reproduction
  • Social networks and information transfer
  • Climate, behaviour, and host-parasite dynamics

Successful applicants will specialise in one of these three research areas, as well as contributing to the wider long-term study. Further information about the Tsaobis Baboon Project, the volunteer fieldworker positions, and the application procedure can be found on the Project’s webpages:

*The deadline for applications is 9am Monday 6th January 2014*

If you are unable to make these dates, there will be a second recruitment call for the last nine months of the 2014-2015 field season (October 2014 to July 2015) in May 2014.

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