Research Assistants Needed: Primate Disease Ecology
Hello all. In a few days I will be in Peru starting on the first portion of my research. I will be taking a field biology class while I’m there because…why not? But I will also be conducting my own research with the help of FPI and research assistants. The lucky students this summer who will be a part of my research team will have the opportunity to learn field lab work along with how to track and collect behavioral data on the primates. I have been researching and reviewing parasite identification protocols that can be done in the field and will be testing its feasibility and accuracy on top of doing my intended master’s work.
I will going out into the field again the end of this November to mid January. If any of you are interested in gaining (or adding!) field experience, please consider signing up as a research assistant for the disease ecology program! If your dates coincides with mines, I will be available to personally teach you how track the primates, record behavioral data, collect fecal samples, and (depending on the results from this field season) carry out disease ecology lab work. Regardless, I will be introducing all my research assistants to the field of disease ecology (and how to keep a good field and lab journal. They’re different!).
If you are interested, I posted a link to the advertisement on Primate Info Net. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any question at all about the program.