Volunteers for USGS Kauai Mosquito Project

Fellow Conservationists! Want to be a field volunteer with the USGS on the island of Kauai? Have experience with hiking, remote camping, and college level studies in conservation or ecology? Check out this opportunity coming in live from the Pacific Island Ecosystems Research Center.

Volunteers packed with grit are needed to assist USGS researchers on a mosquito population dynamics study in the Alakai Wilderness Preserve (and other places) on Kauai from September 2018 through February 2019. Check out this link for more information on the  Research Center, and this one for the project description and field conditions.

The field site is located in the remote Alakai Wilderness on Kauai, and access to the site will be by helicopter and/or hiking 7+ miles of forest trail.

Field Volunteer Expectations:
  • Assist in daily trapping of adult mosquitoes and weekly larval mosquito surveys
  • Help with the establishment of trapping grid and stream transects
  • Work with researchers to identify mosquitoes and non-target organisms
  • Organize and label specimens
  • Live and work out of a remote field camp for up to 10 days at a time
  • Hike long distances with a heavy pack (up to 50 lbs) over steep, wet terrain, including wading along stream channels
  • Maintain a positive attitude despite extremely wet and challenging field conditions

Opportunities can be as short as one two-week trip, or one month+. No travel or other monetary compensation is provided. Volunteers are needed from September 16th, 2018 through February, 2019.

To apply for this unique opportunity, send a resume to Bryn at bwebber@usgs.gov

Inspired to volunteer with other orgs on Kauai, too? Check out our volunteer opportunity listing by moku.

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