The Spatial Ecologist is responsible for analysis of raptor distributions across the globe using data housed in The Peregrine Fund’s Global Raptor Impact Network (GRIN) database. They supervise the input of data into the GRIN database—soliciting and mobilizing historical and contemporary data from researchers around the world. The Spatial Ecologist develops and implements methods to estimate historical distributions of raptors and estimate changes in distributions as data are collected. They perform various spatial analyses to inform, for example, reintroduction efforts, species and landscape conservation, and habitat management.
A primary responsibility of the Project Manager for Gyrfalcon and Tundra Conservation is coordinating all aspects of seasonal fieldwork on Gyrfalcon ecology in Alaska. The Project Manager will aid in conservation planning and monitoring of the Gyrfalcon, and potentially other raptors, in the context of the suite of species important for tundra conservation, as well as help build and coordinate institutional partnerships at national and international levels for The Peregrine Fund. Grant writing is an essential function of the position.
The position requires a highly skilled wildlife biologist capable of working in remote conditions to conduct surveys for prey of Arctic-nesting raptors. The field technician will work as a member of a 4-person crew at a remote site in Alaska and in collaboration with biologists from the Alaska Department of Fish and Game and other partners. When time allows, crew members will participate in surveys for Gyrfalcons and in nest entries.
This position offers unparalleled scenery, exciting fieldwork, and a unique Alaska experience, but applicants must understand that field conditions will include the best and worst that Alaska has to offer, and long hours are required.
Duration: Approximately 1 May to 15 July (dates flexible).