ABMI Field Crews
ABMI field crews are the core of a successful monitoring season. Working in pairs, field partners work together to accurately measure biodiversity at their assigned sites. A full-time staff member will occasionally accompany the field crew for in-field QAQC and support and will always be reachable by Satellite phone if no cell service is available.
Summer field technologists typically spend the duration of the field season with the same field partner. Depending on the protocols being completed (See Field Data Collection Programs), members of each crew may be responsible for the collection of different data. All applicants who are selected for an interview are asked to complete a quick species ID quiz following the interview. The results of this quiz do not impact whether an applicant is hired but are used to determine placement within the team.
Though field crews generally work independently, there is a network of full-time staff support that includes coordinators, full-time technicians, and a dedicated land access team.