Volunteers

Plant Research Volunteer Needed – All expenses paid! (NSW)

Closes 30 April 2021

We are seeking a volunteer (student or otherwise) with a valid driver’s licence who would like to participate in a large-scale research project at Mungo National Park and other locations around NSW. This project is being led by Dr Andrea Westerband in the Department of Biological Sciences at Macquarie University.

The volunteer would be expected to spend 7 to 8 nights camping with Dr Westerband, a PhD student, and another volunteer in late May (dates are TBD but flexible!) All expenses will be paid, including camping fees, meals, car rental, etc. Camping equipment is also available through Macquarie University, free of charge. Pending satisfactory performance, the volunteer will have an opportunity to join future research trips.

No specific training or duties are required, but the volunteer should be able to hike in rugged terrain, carry up to 10 kg of equipment in a backpack, be willing to drive a university vehicle, and have proficiency in the English language. Please note that participants will depart directly from Macquarie University campus by car, and the drive to Mungo will take approximately 12 hours (driving in shifts). We will be measuring gas exchange rates across a range of plant species within the woodlands of Mungo, one of Australia’s most iconic travel destinations with a rich cultural heritage.

If you are interested in this opportunity please contact andrea.westerband@mq.edu.au with the subject heading “Volunteer”.

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