Short Term Forestry Field Position at the University of Nevada, Reno
Position Description: Dr. Erin Hanan and Dr. Jonathan Greenberg are looking for someone with montane forestry experience to assist in a project doing terrestrial laser scanning (“TLS”) of the Northern Sierra Nevada Mountains during the period of June to mid/late August, with a potential to extend the time later into the Fall. The goal of the project is to provide three-dimensional ladder fuel information for modeling purposes. Most of the work will be in assisting the TLS and fuels teams, and requires movingrelatively bulky equipment into forest plots, so the ability to carry > 50 lbs is suggested (backpacking experience is ideal). Folks working on this project will get trained in how to set up and use a terrestrial laser scanner (a relatively rare opportunity), as well as learn forest fuels measurements. The project is a collaboration between the Fire & Dryland Ecosystems Lab run by Dr. Erin Hanan and the Global Environmental Analysis and Remote Sensing (GEARS) lab run by Dr. Jonathan Greenberg. This project is funded by the CAL FIRE Forest Health Grant. Technicians will be based out of Reno but will be doing overnights at the more distant plots. Position covers lodging and per diem while in the field. Preferred qualifications: – Experience working in montane forests – Experience with forest mensuration – First aid/CPR – Off road driving – Ability to carry at least 50 lbs To apply: please send an email to Dr. Jonathan Greenberg (email@example.com) with:
– A brief introduction– Your CV or resume – Contact information for three professional references.
Applications submitted before June 1 will be given full consideration.For more information, see the Fire & Dryland Ecosystems Lab page, or the GEARS Lab page.