Biology Assistant – Mosaics In Science

Vicksburg National Military Park
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December 2, 2019
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The Biology Assistant's primarily duties will be to survey Euarthropoda species (such as spiders, millipedes/centipedes, and insects) throughout the nearly two square miles of park within city limits and potentially two more square miles of newly acquired land outside of the city limits. The student will work hands on with the Biologist/Natural Resource Manager to learn procedures for collecting, identifying, and preserving the various euarthropods found within the park. The participant can expect doing extensive research on the various euarthropods and there ecology. Secondarily, the participant will make an interpretive brochure indicating some of the common euarthorpods found within the park. This brochure will be used by interpretive staff and potentially given to visitors. If desired, the participant may also help with ongoing surveys which include herpetological surveys (such as amphibians, lizards, and snakes), and/or avian surveys (birds), and/or vascular plant surveys in order to gain a more varied experience of field biology.

 

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