The Silviculture and Applied Forest Ecology Lab at Iowa State University is
seeking two summer technicians to assist with research efforts. The
majority of the work will support an experimental study assessing upland
oak-hickory forest ecosystem response to invasive species removal across
southern Iowa, but there may also be opportunities to support other
projects. All positions will involve coordination with either the Iowa DNR
or the USFS Northern Research Station. The positions offer valuable field
experience, the opportunity to work on research directly supporting
conservation and management efforts, and the opportunity to network with
– Background in forestry, ecology, conservation biology, natural resources,
environmental science, or a related field.
– Previous field experience is strongly preferred.
– Skills with tree, shrub, and herbaceous plant identification are also
$11.50-13/hour, depending on experience
The position requires extensive field work in relatively remote areas. Duties
may include (but are not limited to) sampling herbaceous and woody
understory plants, mapping overstory trees, collecting increment cores, and
limited data entry. Applicants must be willing to work long days outside
in varied conditions. Shared lodging near Chariton, IA as well as
transportation to and from research sites will be provided. The positions
will begin the last week of May or first week of June and end in mid-August.
Please send a resume, contact information for two references, and a letter
of interest to Dr. Miranda Curzon (email@example.com). The positions
will be open until filled, but you should apply before Wednesday, March 27th
for full consideration.