The University of Vermont, Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources is seeking three summer research assistants to assist on a large-scale study in northern New Hampshire examining the effectiveness of different adaptive silvicultural strategies at sustaining northern hardwood forest ecosystems in the face of climate change and invasive species impacts. These positions would be working on a multi-disciplinary team on a collaborative project between the University of Vermont, Dartmouth College, and the U.S. Forest Service Northern Research Station based in the beautiful landscapes contained within Dartmouth College’s Second College Grant in northern New Hampshire.
Applicant requirements: Applicants should have a background in forestry, natural resources, environmental science, ecology or biology. A working knowledge of tree identification and common forest measurements is strongly desired. Applicants must be willing and able to work efficiently in remote forested settings as part of a research team. Applicants must also be able to hike through varied terrain to reach study areas and be willing to work long hours outdoors.
Responsibilities: Work will involve extensive field work, including collection of soil, vegetation, and woody debris data. These positions begin late May/early June 2017 and end mid/late August and will be based out of Wentworth Location, NH. Housing will be provided in the form of cabins within the Second College Grant and hourly wage will vary from $11-$12 depending on work experience.
Interested candidates should e-mail a letter describing their background, qualifications and interests along with a resumé to Emma Sass (Emma.Sass@uvm.edu) by March 23, 2018.