Seasonal research assistants in plant ecology, Utah and Idaho

Dr. Peter Adler (Utah State University) and Dr. Matt Germino (USGS) seek experienced field ecologists to help implement and monitor a series of experiments focused on understanding how climate change will affect the trajectory of the cheatgrass (Bromus tectorum) invasion in the Intermountain West. Two positions are available: one stationed Logan, Utah with AdlerÃf¢ÒÂEURÃ’Â(tm)s research group, and the other stationed in Boise, Idaho with GerminoÃf¢ÒÂEURÃ’Â(tm)s research group. These are seasonal, hourly positions ($12-13/hr) for the period May-September, 2020.

Responsibilities include:

Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢ Assist with implementation of large common garden experiments, including seed preparation, site preparation, and seed planting.

Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢ Collection of data on plant species composition.

Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢ Data entry, including digitization of maps using ArcGIS, and QAQC.

Desired qualifications include:

Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢ Previous field experience.

Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢ Knowledge of Intermountain West flora.

Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢ Ability to perform tedious tasks over long periods under adverse weather conditions.

To apply, please email a cover letter, CV, and contact information for three references to Peter Adler ( Please indicate if you are interested in the Boise and/or Logan positions.