I'm forwarding the job posting below - please respond to Jean Hamilla if
interested (see contact info at bottom of message.)
>Request for Proposals: SCIENTIFIC ILLUSTRATION
>River Network, the nation's leader in organizing and supporting America's
>grassroots watershed and river conservation movement is based in Portland,
>Oregon with offices in Montpelier, Vermont and Washington, DC. Our web site
>can be found at: www.rivernetwork.org.
>River Network published books and periodicals to aid grassroots activists,
>tribes, agencies, teachers and others in their efforts to protect and
>conserve our nation's rivers.
>River Network's Science Director, Geoff Dates, is revising and updating a
>book entitled "Living Waters: Using Benthic Macroinvertebrates and Habitat
>to Assess the Health of Your River." This manual contains step-by-step
>procedures for designing and carrying out biological assessments using
>An integral part of "Living Waters" will be "A Picture Key to the Benthic
>Macroinvertebrate Families of the U.S." This picture key is intended to help
>non-entomologists identify the families of bottom-dwelling aquatic
>invertebrates (insects, crustaceans, worms, mollusks) for use in biological
>assessments and other studies of the health of rivers and streams or just
>for fun. Our goal is to produce the most user-friendly key available in
>Ultimately the key will likely be presented in a digital interactive format,
>such as the Web or a CD. Some of the illustrations will be used throughout
>The Living Waters Key will be similar to a "field guide" in that the primary
>way critters are identified is by matching visual images of the critter to
>the actual critter. The key will be organized to enable the user to quickly
>find the illustrations that will likely contain the critter.
>SCOPE OF WORK
>We will need approximately 120 black and white line drawings of benthic
>macroinvertebrates that show the following:
>- a full body portrait of each family
>- close ups of the anatomical features used for identification
>- drawings of some of the common variations (e.g. genera, species) within
>The drawings should be high quality, accurate and clearly show the main
>features used. In some cases, top and bottom views will be needed.
>The illustrator chosen should have some knowledge of aquatic entomology.
>River Network will need to own the copyright for the drawings, or have
>permission to use these drawings in other media besides the book and key,
>such as slide programs, web, CD-Rom, other books and manuals, etc.
>Work will begin immediately and should be completed by mid-November 2001.
>Please send a sample of your work, a c.v. or description of your knowledge
>of aquatic entomology, discussion of the media you employ, and a quote for
>the work (hourly, with an estimate of the number of hours needed per drawing
>or per drawing) to:
>520 SW Sixth Avenue, Suite 1130
>Portland, OR 97204-1511
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