Spring & Summer Field Work Opportunity in SAFS
I am a graduate student in Charles Simenstad's wetland ecology lab at the University of Washington, School of
Aquatic and Fishery Sciences working in the lower Columbia River on Chinook salmon. I am conducting monthly
sampling February through September and I am interested in recruiting volunteers. I will be collecting genetic
samples and phenotypic information, in a variety of juvenile rearing habitat types, below is a brief summary of my project ideas and sampling design. All the dates are on weekends, so you would not be missing any class, and I will be able to provide all necessary field gear (e.g. waders, raingear, gloves, life vest). Feel free to contact me for more information by email or phone.
Research Objective: Is differing juvenile life history within a watershed produced by differing populations or do they represent within population variability? (A case study of Lewis River Chinook populations) Does rearing
habitat diversity facilitate population diversity in Chinook salmon?
The sampling agenda will generally be to drive down Friday, sample three sites on Saturday and sample one site on Sunday and then drive home. Sampling will primarily be beach seining and pole seining Chinook salmon juveniles at several rearing habitat locations in the lower Lewis River and taking fin clips, length and weight measurements. I will be able to cover hotel, driving and eating expenses for all volunteers.
Tentative Dates for 2012 --
Optional Qualifications: IACUC certification and/or willingness to complete IACUC Animal Care cert., physically
fit (pulling a 125’net can be a workout), and boating experience.
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