WEST is Hiring: Project Manager/Wildlife Biologist
WEST is seeking a Project Manager/Wildlife Biologist in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. Ideal candidates will have experience in wildlife study design, environmental consulting and wildlife biology and will be responsible for managing wildlife studies throughout the region, including leading and organizing pre- and post-construction fatality monitoring for wind energy projects.
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WEST is Hiring: Wildlife Biologist
WEST is seeking a Wildlife Biologist in Bloomington, Indiana. The successful candidate will be responsible for coordinating and managing wildlife studies across the U.S., with a focus on the Midwest in a variety of sectors, including pre- and post-construction survey fatality monitoring for wind energy projects.
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WEST samples Aleutian terns with UAV
WEST is participating in a joint study with Alaska Fish and Game and National Fish and Wildlife Foundation to estimate Aleutian tern colony sizes using images taken from WEST’s research drone.
Drone footage of a rare Aleutian tern sitting on a nest: https://vimeo.com/274212696/354ce7ce0f
WEST is Hiring: Biological Field Technician
WEST is seeking a Biological Field Technician in Story County, Iowa. The objective of the field work associated with this position is to search designated plots beneath wind turbines for bat and bird fatalities and collect data to measure sources of bias in fatality estimation.
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WEST is Growing
WEST Publication: Impacts of temporal revisit designs on the power to detect trend
WEST Consulting Biometrician Dr. Leigh Ann Starcevich is a co-author of “Impacts of temporal revisit designs on the power to detect trend with a linear mixed model: An application to long-term monitoring of Sierra Nevada lakes” a recent publication in Ecological Indicators. The publication discusses a linear mixed model to estimate trend in an ecological indicator sampled across large landscapes.
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WEST Publication: Automated Monitoring for Birds in Flight
WEST Research Biologist Luke Martinson is a co-author “Automated monitoring for birds in flight: Proof of concept with eagles at a wind energy facility”, a recent publication in Biological Conservation. The publication discusses the results of using the camera-based monitoring system IdentiFlight to detect, classify, and track birds at wind energy facility.
You can view the full publication here: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0006320717319407
WEST is Hiring!
WEST is seeking a Project Manager/Wildlife Biologist in our Bloomington, IN office. The ideal candidate will have experience and expertise in wildlife study design, environmental consulting and wildlife biology and will be responsible for managing wildlife studies throughout the region, including leading and organizing pre-construction surveys and post-construction fatality monitoring for wind energy projects.
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Celebrating Endangered Species Day
WEST and the U.S Fish and Wildlife Service celebrates Endangered Species on May 18th to recognize conservation efforts to protect our nation’s endangered species and their habitats.
WEST Publication: Nontarget effects on songbirds from habitat manipulation for Greater Sage-Grouse
WEST Research Biometrician Dr. Jason Carlisle is the lead author on the recently published “Nontarget effects on songbirds from habitat manipulation for Greater Sage-Grouse: Implications for the umbrella species concept” in The Condor: Ornithological Applications. A research team led by the University of Wyoming employed a before-after-control impact study in central Wyoming to monitor how songbirds responded to habitat treatments meant to improve sage-grouse habitat. The treatments were not beneficial to the songbird species of greatest conservation concern.
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