Contributing to the ABMI
Are you interested in being part of a world-class biodiversity monitoring program? Do you want to spend your summer travelling through Alberta’s landscapes, contributing to our understanding of Alberta’s natural world, potentially helping discover new species, and getting paid for all of it? Then read on to discover more details about this awesome opportunity!
Summer field technologists are the backbone of the ABMI. Every spring the ABMI’s Monitoring Centre hires up to 60 field technologists to collect information on the state of biodiversity across the province of Alberta. This information is used by various stakeholders, including government and industry, to facilitate the responsible management of Alberta’s living resources. Summer field technologists conduct surveys at confidential ABMI site locations accessed by helicopter, ATV, argo and 4x4 trucks. Successful applicants may work on our Ecosystem Health Program as a terrestrial or aquatic technologist, or on our Oil Sands Monitoring program. Sites are located across a wide range of terrain, from boreal forests in the north, to the Rocky Mountains in the west, to prairie and grasslands in the south.