Summer REU position in prairie plant responses to winter climate change

are looking for a motivated and enthusiastic undergraduate for a Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) position for summer 2019 to conduct a research project related to understanding how the cold tolerance and phenology of plants affects how species respond to winter climate change. This REU position will be mentored by Dr. Ellen Damschen (Professor, UW-Madison) and Jon Henn (PhD Student, UW-Madison). The goal for this position is to work with the student to develop a project that is broadly related to the question, “What factors affect how prairie plants respond to changes in winter climate?” and could involve field work monitoring plant phenology, lab work operating a thermal camera to measure cold tolerance, and/or greenhouse work measuring plant traits.

Prospective applicants should have a keen interest in plant ecology and physiology and must be able to work outside. This is a full time position that starts in late May and will end in August. The student will receive a stipend of $5,400 over a 12 week period and funds for research expenses and travel/housing allowance. The student will live in Madison, WI for the summer and interact with the Damschen lab group throughout their stay in Madison.

Interested undergraduates should email Jon Henn ( with a subject line of, “REU Application”, and a copy of their CV or resume, a brief statement of interest (~1 paragraph), and contact information for 2 references.

Applications due by March 25nd, 2019.

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Message: 13

Date: Thu, 14 Mar 2019 18:51:55

From: Sage Bates <>

Subject: Recreation Technicians Needed in Wyoming

The Great Basin Institute, in cooperation with the BLM-WY, is recruiting

two Recreation & Wilderness Technicians to assist in resource management

with the Rawlins Field Office and the Casper Field Office. Duties may

include a combination of the following activities:

• Perform Recreation Site monitoring and Wilderness Study Area monitoring,

including associated documentation, in accordance with BLM policy;

• Perform Travel Management Plan monitoring and maintenance;

• Assist with sign plan management and inventorying;

• Assist with the Special Recreation Permit program and associated

administrative actives;

• Assist in creation of recreation brochures, factsheets, and interpretive

public information;

• Participate in education programs in schools to present topics such as

wilderness, and other natural resource and recreation subjects; and

• Work with partnerships associated with the Upper North Platte River and

the Continental Divide National Scenic Trail.

This position provides professional development experience in recreation

resource management and visitor services on public lands. Part of this work

will require heavy physical exertion in hot, dry conditions. Work may be

required on weekends. Field sites are in remote locations, and some

backcountry camping and four-wheel drive will be required.

• Rate of Pay: $18.00/hour

• Medical benefits (health and dental)

• Paid personal leave

• Barracks housing available for low cost

Rawlins, Wyoming – 2 positions available

Pinedale, Wyoming – 1 positions available

Cody, Wyoming – 1 position available (3 month duration beginning in May)

To learn more and apply please follow the link below:

Sage Bates

Recruitment and Compliance Coordinator

Great Basin Institute

16750 Mt. Rose Highway

Reno, NV 89511-8774

775-674-5489 (office)

The Great Basin Institute advances environmental research, education, and

service throughout the west. The institute promotes applied research and

ecological literacy through community engagement and agency partnerships to

support national parks, forests, open spaces and public lands.