News & Events Latest news Adder research intern needed 20th Jan 2015 Intern required for radio telemetry study of adders in 2015 The National Trust is seeking an intern to assist with a study nvestigating adder ecology. The aim of the project is to better understand adder habitat use and movements over the summer. Studies will take place from mid-May to mid-August 2015 at two sites near Haslemere, Surrey. Amphibian and Reptile Conservation is advising on the project, which started with surveys in spring 2014. The project would involve: Capturing adders and fitting transmitters Radio-tracking tagged adders on a daily basis and recording observations Reporting to National Trust, ARC and sponsors (Haslemere Natural History Society) on a monthly basis. Person requirements: Experience with surveying British reptiles, especially adders (no experience of radio-tracking required) Experience of fieldwork procedures, including health and safety Experience of ecological data handling and analysis Report-writing and basic computer skills Driving licence and use of car. National Trust will provide equipment and training. Some funding may be available to cover travel costs. Data from 2014 will be made available, including a month of radio telemetry data. Note that this is a voluntary position. It might suit a student wishing to undertake a practical fieldwork project as part of their dissertation (student to make arrangements as necessary). For further details, please contact Matt Bramich (Senior Ranger - South Downs, National Trust): email [email protected], telephone 01428 652359.