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Friday, January 11, 2019

INTERNS: Internship Opportunities and research topics available at the Bottlenose Dolphin Research Institute SPAIN



On behalf of the Bottlenose Dolphin Research Institute (BDRI)
<http://www.thebdri.com/>, I am pleased to announce that 2019 research
season has just started and we are currently accepting applications for
our Internship Program 2019.

Our internship program aims to prepare students for a professional
career in the research of marine mammals, and conservation of the marine
environment. Moreover, the BDRI offers a limited number of independent
studies to advanced undergraduate and graduate students (bachelor and
master students).

The main research topics of the 2019 BDRI research season will include
marine mammal ecology, ethology, ecological modelling and bioacoustics
(on dolphins, porpoises, baleen whales and otters in Atlantic waters),
as well as marine birds and otters ecology. Highly motivated bachelor
and master students in the fields of zoology, marine biology, veterinary
and related disciplines are invited to apply for an internships at the BDRI.

Lasting between one and nine months (between January and November),
there's a variety of research projects that will help you explore what
you may want to do long term. With state-of-the-art facilities and
equipment, participants will be trained to get involved with multiple
research projects involving a combination of boat-based surveys onboard
research vessels, land-based observations, laboratory work
(photo-identification, GIS, bioacoustics, diet analysis, diving
behaviour, video analysis, database work, etc), and strandings
(response, rescue, necropsy, and data collection).
We do not confer degrees but rather provide a research environment
including a fully equipped and staffed laboratory, accommodation, and
training in the field under the mentorship of experienced marine
scientists. The BDRI offers to the students the chance to work through
the many steps of research, collecting the data on the field, and
analysing the data at the lab.

Interns will participate in the data collection of our on-going marine
megafauna research program in Galician waters (Spain) and will receive
supervision from Bruno Díaz López, PhD (Director and Chief Biologist)
and Séverine Methion, MSc (Principal Investigator and Marine Ecologist).
The BDRI office is located in a pleasant research centre located in O
Grove, Galicia (Spain). The institute and research vessels are equipped
with the state-of-the-art technology, and the study area has especially
good conditions for marine mammals and marine birds research. The
incredible diversity of cetaceans present in these waters (up to 22
different species recorded) allows the BDRI team to have several ongoing
research projects focused on the study of the ecology and behaviour of
bottlenose dolphins, harbour porpoises, Risso's dolphins, common
dolphins, pilot whales, humpback whales, minke whales, sei whales, fin
whales, and blue whales.

The BDRI is a very international environment, and the everyday working
language is English. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

There is no deadline to apply. However, approved applications are
accepted on a first-come, first serve basis. Apply early!

To apply, read the Internship Information Package and send the
application form, a resume, cover letter, and recommendation letters
(facultative) by email to: info@thebdri.com

BDRI internships are not paid and this training experience requires a
tuition fee which is used to off-set the cost of training, use of
research equipment, facilities and research vessels, accommodation in an
apartment with other participants, and other expenses (access to wifi,
kitchen utensils, electricity, taxes, insurances, etc) and a project
fee. This fee covers added supervision, tuition, and guidance, the
paperwork associated, as well as the use of BDRI resources. Successful
applicants will be responsible for their own transportation expenses to
and from the research centre (O Grove, Galicia, Spain). Students
carrying out these projects are encouraged to try for extramural or
university funding to offset these costs. If the student intends to
receive academic credit, he/she will be responsible for making all
arrangements with their educational institutions.

We look forward to your participation and a successful research
experience at the BDRI and we thank you for your interest. Feel free to
send us an e-mail to: info@thebdri.com for us to provide you further
information about the program.

The internships information information package can be donwloaded here:
<https://www.thebdri.com/resources/downloads/internships.pdf>

The thesis information document can be downloaded here:
<https://www.thebdri.com/resources/downloads/thesis.pdf>

A list of the thesis carried out at the BDRI can be consulted here:
<https://www.thebdri.com/research/thesis.html>

Some of our ex-interns shared their BDRI internship experience at:
<https://youtu.be/UAuO2XasBnw>
For regular updates with photos and videos about our programs and
research activities feel free to visit <https://www.facebook.com/thebdri/>

Scientific articles published by the BDRI in 2018 (for a full list of
publications please visit: <http://www.thebdri.com/research/papers.html>)

-Diaz Lopez, B. (2018) "Hot deals at sea": responses of a top predator
(Bottlenose dolphin, Tursiops truncatus) to human-induced changes in the
coastal ecosystem. Behavioral Ecology. http:/doi.org/10.1093/beheco/ary162


-Methion, S. & Diaz Lopez, B. (2018) Abundance and demographic
parameters of bottlenose dolphins in a highly affected coastal
ecosystem. Marine and Freshwater Research https://doi.org/10.1071/MF17346

-Diaz Lopez, B & Methion, S. (2018) Does interspecific competition drive
patterns of habitat use and relative density in harbour porpoises?
Marine Biology (2018) 165:92. http://doi.org/10.1007/s00227-018-3345-8
Bruno Díaz López Ph.D
Chief biologist and Director

The Bottlenose Dolphin Research Institute BDRI
Avenida Beiramar 192, O Grove 36980, Pontevedra, Spain
www.thebdri.com
0034 684248552

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