Summer Research Positions, Silviculture & Applied Forest Ecology (IA)

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

agency partners.


– 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.

*To apply:*

Please send a resume, contact information for two references, and a letter

of interest to Dr. Miranda Curzon (  The positions

will be open until filled, but you should apply before Wednesday, March 27th

for full consideration.