Paid Fieldwork Position to survey plants on lake islands in Georgia

*Paid field assistant position for 6 weeks this late summer (August 1st to

September 12th).*

As part of my dissertation, I am conducting surveys of plant communities

and associated measures of ecosystem function on 20 islands in Clarks Hill

Lake, a reservoir on the border of Georgia and South Carolina. The

fieldwork in August and September would consist of visiting islands,

conducting basic vegetation surveys, and collecting leaf functional traits

and soil samples. The trip will consist of the entire month of August + one

or two weeks into September (weather dependent). I will be driving from

Syracuse New York, down to Georgia, so preference will be given to those

that can meet me somewhere along the way.

*All food, lodging (car/tent camping on lake shore), and transport (after

we meet) will be covered (+ up to $3,000 stipend for 6 weeks).*

*Required Skills:*

– Fit, healthy, and able to help me unload and reload the boat on my truck

(50lbs each).

– Good, friendly personality, and able to cheerfully endure harsh field

conditions (heat, rain, thorns, long days, mosquitos, slippery rocks, etc.)

– Comfortable with boat travel

– Experience tent camping/spending time outdoors

– Able to follow directions carefully and willing to take on certain


– Experience identifying plants with dichotomous keys. Knowledge of the

Southern Piedmont forest flora is a huge plus, but not required.

– Some prior experience with fieldwork, though the trip itself will be a

great opportunity for students seeking more experience doing ecology. My

goal is to make this trip into as much of a learning experience as possible

for any assistant that joins me, including the potential for creating an

independent research project.

*Dates: *August 1st through September 12th (with possibility of ending


*Stipend: *$500 per week of work (total = $2,000 to $3,000 depending on how

soon we finish).

*Please email me ( <>) your CV, a cover

letter, and contacts for at least two references as soon as possible.

Position will be filled on a rolling basis. Email me with any questions.*