Field research technician in prairie plant and pollinator ecology Minnesota

The Echinacea Project seeks enthusiastic research technicians for the 2024 field season (late May Ãf¢ÒÂEURҔ October). Our project investigates plants, plant-insect interactions, and bees in fragmented prairie habitat. Summer research technicians will collect data for several long-term research projects, deploy emergence traps to collect ground-nesting bees, sample pollen and nectar, assess floral resources in remnant prairies and restorations, maintain experimental plots, remove invasive species, harvest seed, and characterize nesting habitat for bees. We seek college undergraduates or recent graduates interested in ecology and conservation biology of prairies, native bees, and plant-pollinator interactions for 3- to 5-month field research assistantships. Enthusiasm and a willingness to work outdoors are required. Members of groups underrepresented in science are particularly encouraged to apply!Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢    Location: western MinnesotaÃf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢    Duration:  variable from Late May Ãf¢ÒÂEURҔ Oct 2024Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢    Application review begins 28 FebruaryÃf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢    Salary: $16-22/h commensurate with experience, 40hr/weekHousing during the field season will be provided and travel between study sites will be reimbursed.See the Echinacea Project website for details: