Monday, 15 April 2013

Botanical opportunity in Romania.  

Carys Edwards has emailed us, saying: "We are looking for a field biologist who could help with meadow biodiversity surveys of the Tarnava Mare Natura 2000 region of the Carpathians in Romania (http://www.discovertarnavamare.org/). The dates would be from 26 June to 6 August and although this is a voluntary position, a flight bursary might be available and we would fund the on site costs for the surveyor. This is a beautiful part of the Carpathians and there is high biodiversity in the region as a result of the traditional farming methods being employed there. We are looking for someone who could help with initially classifying  grassland areas into either improved, semi-improved or unimproved grassland and then complete transects to make counts of the 30 indicator species that have been suggested in the unimproved meadows.

The person appointed would be leading groups of students who would be helping with the surveys and also learning from the surveyor. The programme is running as part of the Operation Wallacea Biodiversity research programme - see www.opwall.com." Carys has also sent us a photo (above) of the kind of habitat to be surveyed. Click on the photo to see how nice that grassland is.

If you are interested, please contact Carys either by email or on 01790 763194 and email her a cv.