Advertising a program which costs $2700 as a "Research Assistantship"
strikes me as disingenuous. As I've said on this list before, I'm not
absolutely opposed to pay-to-participate programs being posted on ECOLOG, I
just think there needs to be more truth in advertising. The definition of
"assistantship" in Webster's starts with "a paid appointment..." and that
is how most people would interpret the title of this post—until they see
the price tag.  - Ian

On Tue, Jan 8, 2019 at 5:54 AM Field Projects International - Mini Watsa <> wrote:

> Overview: Tamarins are notoriously difficult to track and identify in the
> wild, because of their diminutive size and morphological homogeneity. In
> this program, we monitor a population of ~14 tamarin groups, individually
> identifiable and radio-collared, to study their space use and means of
> communication.
> We collect data on adult scent gland morphology and scent-marking
> behaviour, another primary form of communication among tamarins.
> Participants will conduct full- and half-day follows of individually tagged
> primate troops, recording alarm calls and scent-marks alongside habitat use
> and feeding ecology.
> Program dates: June 3 – August 12, 2019
> Start dates: June 3, June 17, July 1
> Minimum stay required: 6 weeks
> Application deadline: April 14, 2019 for June start dates, May 14 for July
> start date.
> Program fee: $2700 for 6 weeks; $450 each additional week
> Appeals to majors: Anthropology, Biology, Wildlife Management, Psychology
> Training areas: Off-trail navigation, wildlife tracking, telemetry, focal
> behavioural sampling, spatial analyses.
> Program link:


Ian D. Medeiros

Ph.D. student
Lutzoni Lab
Department of Biology
Duke University
Durham, NC, USA

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