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Date: Thu, 14 Jul 2005 12:25:13 EDT

Subject: Acoustic monitoring of forest elephants - deadline extended

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<underline>Please note that the closing date has been extended until July
25,  2005


Please direct responses to Katy Payne, 

Job posting:

<underline>Acoustic monitoring of forest elephants

Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY


Location: Cornell Lab of Ornithology in Ithaca, New York; various field
sites in West and Central Africa, initially Gabon

The Bioacoustics Research Program is seeking a conservation scientist at
the Research Associate level to serve as Project Leader of the Elephant
Listening Project (ELP). This is an established project which, in its
first five years, has developed acoustic protocols for monitoring African
forest elephants for purposes of ecosystem and species conservation. The
work so far has taken the form of a) baseline studies of the acoustic
behavior of a visible forest elephant population, b) development and
partial testing of a model using elephant call rates and call types as
indicators of population size and composition, and c) collaboration with
other projects in the Bioacoustics Research program in the development of
hardware and software for gathering and rapidly analyzing long acoustic
recordings. ELP's mission is comprised of two objectives: 1) to establish
acoustic monitoring as a practical method for gathering information on
endangered terrestrial species, with elephants as a case in point; and 2)
to produce reliable information about forest elephant populations in West
and Central Africa, and see that information used to promote their
long-term conservation. The accomplishment of this mission will reflect
the Lab of Ornithology's and Bioacoustic's overall commitment to species
and ecosystem conservation.

Qualifications for candidates: PhD is required in a relevant field (e.g.,
conservation biology, population biology, animal behavior, bioacoustics).
Candidate should have previous international field experience, previous
success in fund-raising, proficiency in statistical analysis, interest in
elephants, bioacoustics, and conservation. Working knowledge of French
and demonstrated supervisory skills are desirable.

Timing: This initially 3-year position could begin as early as August
2005. Salary will be based on experience.

To apply: Please send C.V., a letter of application stating your
qualifications and interests, a writing sample of your choice, and the
names and addresses of three recommenders to Jennifer Harris, Human
Resource Associate, Cornell University, 265 Roberts Hall, Ithaca, NY
14853; or Email: 

Closing date: <bold>July 25, 2005</bold>, or until position has been

Contact: Katy Payne

Bioacoustics Research Program

Cornell Lab of Ornithology

159 Sapsucker Woods Rd

Ithaca, NY 14850


Phone: (607) 539-6538 or 254-2468

Cornell University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.
Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

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