Job: Summer forest ecology field crew leader (California)

Spend your summer collecting ecological data in the California mountains!

The Latimer Lab at UC Davis is hiring a forest ecology field crew leader for summer 2020. The leader will lead a crew in conducting forest vegetation surveys in the mountains of northern California for a project that will combine plot-based vegetation data with drone imagery to improve predictions of post-fire forest recovery.

Highlights include:

–The fieldwork will occur across four recent wildfires in northern California, most likely in the north Coast Range, Sierra Nevada (east and west side), and southern Cascades.

–Fieldwork will be split between burned and nearby unburned areas, and the forest and post-fire vegetation (primarily shrubs) in these sites is usually relatively easy to move through.

–There are beautiful camping locations near the study sites and great recreational opportunities nearby. Some study sites are in or adjacent to wilderness areas and within short hiking/driving distance of other interesting features like lava flows and hot springs.

Applications are due February 3.

For full details and application instructions, please see the job announcement here: