Position: WildCAM Coordinator
Organization: BC Parks Foundation
Location: work from home, Vancouver or Victoria BC preferred
Hours: Full time (we may consider part time for the right candidate), 1-year contract
Anticipated Start Date: June 2022
Reporting to: Programs Director at BC Parks Foundation
BC Parks Foundation’s mission is to enhance and pass on the legacy of BC's world-class parks system so that it flourishes forever. At BCPF, WildCAM is part of the Wildlife Forever program, which uses various data collection methods, including remote wildlife cameras, eDNA and citizen science initiatives, to grow our understanding of the state of B.C.'s parks, help inform management decisions and engage a critical network of park stewards throughout the province.
BC Parks Foundation works closely with WildCo Lab at UBC. Research in the WildCo Lab is motivated by the fundamental question of how best to conserve, manage, and restore biodiversity in a rapidly changing, human-dominated world. The research aims to be grounded in ecological principles and quantitative rigour, while incorporating interdisciplinary perspectives that are a critical part of conservation science.
The WildCAM network (wildcams.ca) is a community of practice to facilitate collaborative analysis of wildlife camera data. WildCAM helps community groups and Indigenous partners answer questions about wildlife throughout B.C. (and beyond) with camera trapping projects, by providing resources to create partnerships, plan projects and analyze results.
Remote camera science has become a major tool for wildlife monitoring and research around the world, with incredible potential to collect masses of data on flora and fauna across the province. Remote camera data has the capacity to powerfully inform and improve stewardship in B.C. Standardization, coordination, and synthesis of wildlife camera surveys is an active and rapidly growing area, with multiple groups working to improve effectiveness.
This role will support, advance, and enrich the WildCAM network, faciliating large scale collaboration.
All employees may carry out a range of functions beyond their core roles.
To apply, send a cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org before May 16, 2022.
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Current status: Open/apply now. Date posted: May 5 2022 ID: 64295