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Summer 2020 REU program on Translational Ecology

Dear colleagues, We have extended the due date for the Cary Institute of

Ecosystem Studies for the summer 2020 REU program in “Translational

Ecology” to Monday, January 27th at 11:59 pm. Please share this information

with students who may be interested.

Students conduct mentored research projects and have many chances to

interact, give and receive feedback and support. They also participate in a

rich assortment of enrichment activities, workshops and field trips around

the theme of translational ecology.

To apply:  https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.caryinstitute.org%2Feco-inquiry%2Freu-program&data=02%7C01%7Cmadeline.hennessey%40uconn.edu%7C66b0bed8247b422568a608d7a17f72a0%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C637155441091589099&sdata=DeWECXwb3L8mrIBJ1GY5Y2regAlt%2F3tSvg%2FeHxgykNU%3D&reserved=0

New application deadline: January 27, 2020, 11:59 pm

Dates: May 20 to August 7, 2020 (12 weeks)

Eligibility: Undergraduate freshmen, sophomores, juniors or first semester

seniors. Must be citizens or permanent residents of the U.S. or its

possessions. Underrepresented minorities and first-generation college

students are encouraged to apply.

Stipend: $6,600 stipend, plus a $900 food allowance and free on-campus


Other support:  Assistance is available for travel to and from

the program as well.

Research projects for the summer of 2020 include:


   Examining the effects of global change on streams of the northeastern US


   The role of natural enemies in governing symbiotic nitrogen fixation


   Causes of anthropogenic nitrogen deposition and impacts on tropical

   forest function


   Mosquitoes and ecosystem regulation of disease risk: data visualization

   and analysis


   Quantifying spatial variation and ecological influences of groundwater

   fluxes in lakes of northern Wisconsin


   Ecological change in the Sky Lakes on the Shawangunk Ridge


   Understanding the intersection of global change, conservation, and

   disease risk


   Microbial processes in urban ecosystems


   Examining the impacts of road salt on groundwater used for drinking water


   Urban forest ecology in New York City


   Effect of undergraduate research experiences on career trajectories


   Ecology of urban streams / high school student mentoring

For more information about the Cary Institute, visit


For more information about the program, contact Kevin Burgio, REU program

coordinator (burgiok@caryinstitute.org)

Best regards,

Kevin R. Burgio, Ph.D.  (he/him/his)

*Undergraduate Program Leader and Research Specialist,* Cary Institute of

Ecosystem Studies

*Research Scientist*, Dept. of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University

of Connecticut



Curriculum vitae

Graduate position: UCentralFlorida.AntParasites

PhD position in Integrative and Conservation biology at the University
> of Central Florida (Orlando, FL, USA)
> As part of our NSF CAREER project (Award Number 1941546), we have a fully
> funded PhD position available in the Parasitic Behavioral Manipulation
> Lab headed by Dr Charissa de Bekker in the Department of Biology at the
> University of Central Florida, to investigate the molecular mechanisms
> that fungal parasites use to manipulate ant behavior.
> Background Information
> Infected animals generally behave differently from healthy animals. These
> changes can go beyond mere sickness behaviors to reflect precise
> manipulations induced by parasites to increase that parasite’s chances
> to spread. How manipulative parasites can alter host behavior is currently
> unknown. The behaviorally tractable “zombie ant system” has the
> potential to expose the mechanisms underlying parasitic behavioral
> manipulation and fundamentally transform perceptions of parasite-host
> interactions and their behavioral ecology effects. Our lab uses
> these fungus-infected “zombie ants” as a model to systematically
> quantify disease progression and accompanying behavioral phenotypes,
> to determine where sickness behavior ends, where manipulation begins,
> and which intricate molecular mechanisms are involved.
> What would you be working on?
> The goal of this PhD project will be to better understand 1) how ant
> behavior changes throughout infection; 2) how ant and fungal tissues
> interact throughout this progression; 3) reveal which genes and pathways
> from both parasite and host give rise to behavioral phenotypes; and
> 4) elucidate the functions of these genes and pathways. The work that
> the PhD researcher will perform will span the integration of multiple
> technological approaches to understand how zombie-making fungi of
> the genus Ophiocordyceps interact with ants; from the molecular
> level to the behavioral output displayed by the whole organism. The
> integrative research activities of this project will prepare them
> for an increasingly cross-disciplinary STEM job market. Moreover,
> the project will leverage the public’s interest in zombie-making
> parasites to create immersive pedagogies for teaching biology to a
> diverse student population. As such, the PhD investigator will also be
> involved in the development of a research-based, educational virtual
> reality experience about microbial infections and insects that we
> plan to take to K-12 schools, museums and fairs. For more detailed
> information about the project, please visit the NSF website at:
> Who are we looking for?
> We are looking for motivated candidates who would be eager to perform
> integrative research that spans multiple disciplines within the broad
> field of biology. To be considered for this PhD position, candidates
> should have a strong interest in either (or al)l of the following:
> the molecular workings of parasite-host interactions and parasitic
> manipulations, ant behavior, and/or fungal biology. Having experience in
> live insect husbandry, quantitative behavioral analyses and programming
> (i.e., behavioral tracking and coding to analyze data) or molecular
> microbiology (e.g., CRISPR-Cas technology, cloning techniques, fungal
> culturing and transformation) will be considered a big plus. Already
> having a master’s degree is also perceived as favorable, together
> with a good working knowledge in statistics and experimental design. It
> is desirable that candidates are passionate about science, creative,
> motivated to participate in scientific outreach and have excellent oral
> and written communication skills. Candidates will also need to be able
> to work both independently and as part of a team.
> The PhD position
> The position will be part of an NSF CAREER project team consisting of
> two PhD students and several undergraduate students. Because of the
> collaborative nature of our lab, the candidate will also be working with
> a post-doctoral scholar and a PhD student who work on closely related
> projects. The position will be fully funded for 4 years such that the
> candidate will receive a maintenance stipend, tuition fees will be
> covered and travel to two conferences per year will be covered.
> Preferred starting date
> August 1st, 2020 or later (flexible)
> The Location
> The University of Central Florida is an emerging preeminent research
> university located in metropolitan Orlando. According to U.S. News &
> World Report’s Best Colleges of 2019 guide, UCF ranks among the
> nation’s 10 most innovative universities. UCF is also ranked as a
> best-value university by Kiplinger, as well as one of the nation’s
> most affordable colleges by Forbes. The university confers almost 17,000
> degrees each year and benefits from a diverse faculty and staff who
> create a welcoming environment and opportunities for all students to
> grow, learn and succeed. The College of Sciences is the largest college
> of UCF with programs spanning the natural, computational, social, and
> behavioral sciences. The Biology Department consists of faculty with
> diverse interests ranging from ecology and conservation, to evolution and
> genetics, and physiology and behavior. Research facilities available to
> students include a new insectary, curated insect collection, greenhouses,
> field sites close to campus as well as collaborations with field stations
> throughout Central Florida, a state-of-the-art genomics core facility,
> general molecular microbiology equipment and a range of microscopes.
> How to apply?
> Please send your application, or any questions related to this position,
> by email to charissa.debekker@ucf.edu.  Your application should consist
> of a single merged pdf file that includes the following:
> –    a full CV and publication list
> –    a research statement of 1-2 pages describing your past research
>     experience, current research interests, motivation to apply to the
>     PhD position advertised, and why you are a suitable candidate for
>     this project
> –    the names and contact details of at least two referees
> –    copies of (or links to) your publications and/or your Master’s
>     thesis (if available).
> We will begin the evaluation of candidates on March 1st, 2020 and continue
> until the position is filled.
> Charissa De Bekker <charissa.debekker@ucf.edu>

Graduate position: UKentucky.Endosymbionts

Many arthropods are infected with bacterial endosymbionts that confer
> a variety of phenotypic effects on their hosts. We are seeking **two
> graduate assistants** to conduct research on symbiont interactions
> in a species of Linyphiid spider, *Mermessus fradeorum*. This spider
> is infected by up to 5 different strains of inherited symbiont,
> which result in different reproductive anomalies for the host
> depending on which combination of symbionts are present. The first
> graduate position will be based out of the Entomology Department
> (https://nam10.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fentomology.ca.uky.edu%2F&amp;data=02%7C01%7Cmiranda.l.davis%40uconn.edu%7C61c40acbaee14754a1cb08d7a2dfa921%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C1%7C637156953811304927&amp;sdata=8nv1CW36U%2FBnNDCVeGsxiYt36pYp0%2BVSRUKABSYOeyU%3D&amp;reserved=0) under supervision of Dr. Jen White
> (https://nam10.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fentomology.ca.uky.edu%2Fperson%2Fjennifer-white&amp;data=02%7C01%7Cmiranda.l.davis%40uconn.edu%7C61c40acbaee14754a1cb08d7a2dfa921%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C1%7C637156953811304927&amp;sdata=W%2ByvOBkKiVIyXN4p3Rzeg5%2F6aUUFkyQDekqWIfxEbbU%3D&amp;reserved=0) and will focus
> on empirically testing host reproductive phenotype and population
> dynamics. The second graduate position will be based out of the Biology
> Department (https://nam10.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fbio.as.uky.edu%2F&amp;data=02%7C01%7Cmiranda.l.davis%40uconn.edu%7C61c40acbaee14754a1cb08d7a2dfa921%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C1%7C637156953811304927&amp;sdata=04APkuiubYq%2BYcuuUk9xDS%2FN9B3TWgpDozH2oFYA0%2B4%3D&amp;reserved=0) under supervision of Dr. Jeremy
> Van Cleve (https://nam10.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fvancleve.theoretical.bio%2F&amp;data=02%7C01%7Cmiranda.l.davis%40uconn.edu%7C61c40acbaee14754a1cb08d7a2dfa921%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C1%7C637156953811304927&amp;sdata=P7IaMBhsNfZNKLn1ddUFoYMdIifUilW03g47NZ0lxnQ%3D&amp;reserved=0), and will focus on modeling
> feedbacks between within-host and among-host dynamics.
> ## Selection Criteria ##
> Required:
> – BS in Biology, Entomology, Mathematics or a related field
> – One or more years of lab experience
> – Strong organizational and computer skills
> Preferred:
> – MS in Biology, Entomology, Mathematics or related field
> – Demonstrated communications skills
> – Experience with molecular techniques including (at a minimum) DNA
>  extraction, PCR, and gel electrophoresis
> – Previous experience working with spiders or bacterial endosymbionts
> �Vor�V
> Previous experience/training in mathematical modeling or scientific computing
> ## Location ##
> The University of Kentucky is located in Lexington,
> Kentucky, a mid-sized city of \~300,000 people, within a 1.5 hr drive
> from both Cincinnati, OH and Louisville, KY. Visit the [University of
> Kentucky Website](https://nam10.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.uky.edu&amp;data=02%7C01%7Cmiranda.l.davis%40uconn.edu%7C61c40acbaee14754a1cb08d7a2dfa921%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C1%7C637156953811304927&amp;sdata=tuuviiVmKCMfL0W4DhoC1we%2BdFLbw8adrQFWFEOKYt8%3D&amp;reserved=0) for more information about UK. We
> are less than an hour from great hiking, camping, and climbing in the
> [Red River Gorge](https://nam10.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fen.wikipedia.org%2Fwiki%2FRed_River_Gorge&amp;data=02%7C01%7Cmiranda.l.davis%40uconn.edu%7C61c40acbaee14754a1cb08d7a2dfa921%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C1%7C637156953811304927&amp;sdata=yM%2FCcYXaqJz12fMSqnDX%2BLLjVhotwSKFMK16rMF%2FJEY%3D&amp;reserved=0) and
> [Daniel Boone Nat.
> Forest](https://nam10.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fen.wikipedia.org%2Fwiki%2FDaniel_Boone_National_Forest&amp;data=02%7C01%7Cmiranda.l.davis%40uconn.edu%7C61c40acbaee14754a1cb08d7a2dfa921%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C1%7C637156953811314919&amp;sdata=sbZZG3Ly%2BrFMbVFX%2B2ufmUXoJbW%2B83gqSEcwTdrLndw%3D&amp;reserved=0).
> ## Selection Process ##
> For more information, please send an email to Dr. Jen
> White at (jenwhite.uk@gmail.com), indicating which position(s) are of
> interest to you. For serious inquiries, please include a copy of your CV
> or resume, unofficial college transcripts, and contact information for
> at least three references. We will conduct phone or Skype interviews
> with short-list applicants before encouraging top candidates to submit
> an application to the University of Kentucky graduate school
> (https://nam10.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fgradschool.uky.edu%2F&amp;data=02%7C01%7Cmiranda.l.davis%40uconn.edu%7C61c40acbaee14754a1cb08d7a2dfa921%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C1%7C637156953811314919&amp;sdata=rlLsGkBY7gcxTm0A6kthwiCdy7RfydDuQenReQjaAL0%3D&amp;reserved=0)
> *The University of Kentucky is an equal opportunity institution and
> encourages applications from minorities and women.*
> Jeremy Van Cleve
> Assistant Professor
> Department of Biology
> University of Kentucky
> E-mail: jvancleve@uky.edu
> Webpage: https://nam10.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fvancleve.theoretical.bio&amp;data=02%7C01%7Cmiranda.l.davis%40uconn.edu%7C61c40acbaee14754a1cb08d7a2dfa921%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C1%7C637156953811314919&amp;sdata=zyrDP3jsqghY37ECVIHTV4FXfa3%2FPt%2BuILeES4YIO7k%3D&amp;reserved=0
> Phone: (859) 218-3020
> jvancleve@uky.edu

Natural Resources Internship in Fairfax, VA

Organization: Fairfax County Park Authority, Natural Resource Management and Protection Branch

Job title:  Natural Resources Intern (two positions available)

Location: Fairfax County, VA

Hours and compensation:  $13.00/hour, approximately 40 hours per week from June 3rd- August 9th.   Holidays and leave are unpaid.  A vehicle will be provided for field work from the base office in Fairfax. Housing is available upon request.

Application deadline:  February 28th, 2020

Organization overview:  The Fairfax County Park Authority maintains approximately 24,000 acres of public land including natural areas, cultural resources, and recreational facilities.  The Natural Resource Management and Protection (NRMP) Branch falls under the Resource Management Division of the Park Authority, and is responsible for land stewardship and implementation of the agency’s Natural Resource Management Plan.  For more information please visit: https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.fairfaxcounty.gov%2Fparks%2Fresources%2Fresources-nrp.htm&amp;data=02%7C01%7Cmadeline.hennessey%40uconn.edu%7C66b0bed8247b422568a608d7a17f72a0%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C637155441091569110&amp;sdata=dlI%2FF5Ye3Nh30zsCbXcYjVh6IAlHQ5SQEwZw9P8nc5Q%3D&amp;reserved=0

Position Description:  This internship is primarily field-based with only occasional office work.  Interns will work together as a pair to perform non-native invasive plant assessments on parkland across the county using a standard field protocol.  Interns will be trained in the survey method, conduct field surveys, and input their results into a GIS database.  Interns will have the opportunity to participate in other field and educational activities conducted by the Natural Resource Management and Protection Branch as events arise.  This is an excellent opportunity to gain experience in the field of natural resources and develop field inventory skills.  Each intern will also have the opportunity to plan and implement a special 40-hour project in their area of interest if required for college credit.

Qualifications and Skills: Applicants must be at least 18 years of age and have a strong interest in natural resource management and stewardship of public land.  Applicants should expect to be outdoors up to four days per week and should be willing to work outdoors in a hot, humid environment with abundant insects, ticks and chiggers. Applicants must be able to travel on foot in rough terrain, including over steep slopes, fallen trees and other obstacles, up to eight hours per day.   Applicants must possess a valid driver’s license.  Our interns will be working together as a team and must be able to cooperate and share responsibility.  Experience in GIS and GPS use, basic plant identification, and ecology are a plus.

How to apply:

Please email a letter of interest, resume and contact information for two references to Erin Stockschlaeder at Estock@fairfaxcounty.gov by February 28th, 2020

CT DEEP Marine Fisheries Program Seasonal Job Posting for American shad & sturgeon monitoring

CT DEEP Marine Fisheries Program Seasonal Resource Assistant Job Opportunities https://www.jobapscloud.com/CT/sup/bulpreview.asp?R1=200108&R2=3492VR&R3=002

American Shad & Sturgeon Monitoring

Description: The Connecticut DEEP Marine Fisheries Program is looking for enthusiastic and qualified applicants for seasonal positions starting in April or May at the CT DEEP Marine Headquarters in Old Lyme. These positions are limited in duration and pay $11 – $14/hr based on relevant experience. In these positions we provide opportunities for practical fisheries experience outside of course work in the biological sciences, through field work and lab work.

Duties: The American shad and sturgeon projects conduct a variety of field, laboratory and office work activities which vary by project but could include: sampling with fishing gear such as gill nets, skiff trawls and beach seines. Routine field work could consist of day trips on small, open boats (17’-28’) with fishing gear hauled by hand to collect fish which are identified, measured and quantified. Sampling is conducted in all weather conditions. The range of waters sampled includes Long Island Sound and Connecticut River. Field work will be conducted on average 3 days a week from April-October. Laboratory or office work could include identifying and counting juvenile fish, preparing and ageing fish scales, cleaning and repairing fishing gear, and data entry.

Qualifications: Actively pursuing or having completed a college degree in biological sciences with coursework in fisheries or a related field. A degree is preferred but not required. Candidates with work experience in a related field may be considered. Candidates should possess a valid driver’s license and be willing to conduct rigorous field work in various weather conditions.

Hours per week: Typically a 35 hour work week Monday-Friday, with variation in hours depending on field sampling location and activity. Total duration of positions not to exceed 1030 hours. Preference is for candidates that can complete the full duration of the position

To Apply: Submit the employment application and resume through the CT Job website https://www.jobapscloud.com/CT/sup/bulpreview.asp?R1=200108&R2=3492VR&R3=002

Please note that positions will likely be filled prior to the end date of the job posting.


Please direct any questions about the position to:


Jacqueline Benway Roberts

Fisheries Biologist

Fisheries Division / Marine Fisheries Program

Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection
333 Ferry Rd.

PO Box 719

Old Lyme, CT 06371
P: 860.447.4311
|F: 860.434.6150 |E: jacque.benway@ct.gov


Summer Ecology REU

Dear colleagues,

The Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies in Millbrook NY is now accepting applications for the summer 2020 REU program in “Translational Ecology”! Please share this information with students who may be interested.

Students conduct mentored research projects and have many chances to interact, give and receive feedback and support. They also participate in a rich assortment of enrichment activities, workshops and field trips around the theme of translational ecology. 

To apply:  https://www.caryinstitute.org/eco-inquiry/reu-program

Application deadline: January 24, 2020 Midnight


Dates: May 20 to August 7, 2020 (12 weeks)

Eligibility: Undergraduate freshmen, sophomores, juniors or first semester seniors. Must be citizens or permanent residents of the U.S. or its possessions. Underrepresented minorities and first-generation college students are encouraged to apply.

Stipend: $6,600 stipend, plus a $900 food allowance and free on-campus housing.

Other support:  Assistance is available for travel to and from the program as well. 

Research projects for the summer of 2020 include:

·  Examining the effects of global change on streams of the northeastern US

·  The role of natural enemies in governing symbiotic nitrogen fixation

·  Causes of anthropogenic nitrogen deposition and impacts on tropical forest function

·  Mosquitoes and ecosystem regulation of disease risk: data visualization and analysis

·  Quantifying spatial variation and ecological influences of groundwater fluxes in lakes of northern Wisconsin

·  Ecological change in the Sky Lakes on the Shawangunk Ridge

·  Understanding the intersection of global change, conservation, and disease risk

·  Microbial processes in urban ecosystems

·  Examining the impacts of road salt on groundwater used for drinking water

·  Urban forest ecology in New York City

·  Effect of undergraduate research experiences on career trajectories

·  Ecology of urban streams / high school student mentoring

For more information about the Cary Institute, visit http://www.caryinstitute.org/

For more information about the program, contact Kevin Burgio, REU program coordinator (burgiok@caryinstitute.org).

Assistant field crew needed for forest pollinator research in the Oregon Coast Range

ASSISTANT FIELD CREW LEADER NEEDED FOR FOREST POLLINATOR RESEARCH led by Dr. Jim Rivers and Rachel Zitomer (https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fpeople.forestry.oregonstate.edu%2Fjim-rivers%2Fpeople&amp;data=02%7C01%7Cmadeline.hennessey%40uconn.edu%7Cfa95fa37c876498e1a2508d79fecf518%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C637153712389443016&amp;sdata=IfogSO5Ixm30y71VxgfHY2WOTptmWvF7eX8mZ8PQgZs%3D&amp;reserved=0) in the College of Forestry at Oregon State University.

The objective of this research is to assess how space use and abundance of native bumble bees are affected by landscape characteristics in intensively managed forests using genetic capture-recapture techniques. Research assistants will conduct field work in managed forests to sample bumble bees and assess floral resources.  Duties will consist of:

•    collecting wild pollinators using a variety of techniques (netting, traps, non-lethal tissue samples)

•    identifying native and exotic flowering plant species

•    measuring plant community, environmental, and management-related variables

•    labeling and organizing sampled specimens

•    entering data

•    coordinating work with field crew leader

•    working with two undergraduate student research assistants and leading by example with respect to correct performance of tasks, safety, conduct, and work ethic

Field work will take place in the rugged and scenic Coast Range of western Oregon and will involve physically demanding work in challenging conditions (heat, cold, rain, sun, steep slopes, loose rock, logging slash, stinging insects, hazardous plants), working long days, including some weekends, driving on logging roads, and navigating through difficult forest terrain.

Position will run approximately 16 weeks (June 1-September 4, 2020). Pay rate is based on previous research experience with range of $500-$620/week. We will also provide free housing (including utilities) for the full duration of the position, as well as free project-related transportation.

Qualifications: Successful applicants will:

•    Have a B.S. degree in entomology, animal ecology, botany, or a related field

•    Have at least 2 years of field experience (2 season-long field positions=2 years of experience)

•    Demonstrate clear evidence of leadership and/or supervisory experience

•    Have a driver’s license and a clean driving record

•    Be able to harmoniously live, work and problem-solve as part of a team

•    Be able to maintain a positive disposition and high quality of work under challenging field conditions

•    Be able to carefully and accurately record and enter field data

•    Have a proven track record of working in a safe, efficient, and cooperative manner in a team setting

Preference will be given to candidates who are proficient with insect collection, are familiar with Oregon flora, and/or have previous experience with ecological field work, especially in challenging terrain. In addition, successful applicants will:

To apply: Applicants should create a single PDF containing (1) a cover letter addressing the candidate’s qualifications as they relate to the specific duties described in the position description; (2) a full-length CV or resume; and (3) the names and contact information (email, telephone) of three references. This document should be emailed to Rachel Zitomer at oregonpollinatorcrew[at]gmail[dot]com with “Bombus Crew 2020” in the subject line by February 15, 2020.

REU Internship Program at SERC (Edgewater, MD)

The Smithsonian Environmental Research Center in Edgewater, MD is now accepting applications for our summer 2020 REU program in Global Change Ecology.

Students conduct mentored research projects over 11 weeks utilizing our 2,650-acre research site on the shores of the Chesapeake Bay to provide novel insights into multiple aspects of global change ecology, including biodiversity loss, climate change, and invasive species. In addition to guided research projects, students will also participate in a rich assortment of training workshops, including R/statistics, science communication, and career development, but also enrichment activities and experiential field trips to the National Mall and Smithsonian museums. Housing is provided in our on-site dormitories complete with kitchens, and funds are available to help defray the costs of travel to and from the program.

To apply:     https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fsolaa.si.edu%2Fsolaa%2F%23%2Fpublic&amp;data=02%7C01%7Cmadeline.hennessey%40uconn.edu%7Cfa95fa37c876498e1a2508d79fecf518%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C637153712389443016&amp;sdata=u1zIFakAzw%2B7cM9Gv5a2mcS%2Fyt8zdhkxoNrvdOpOYFI%3D&amp;reserved=0

Application deadline:      February 15, 2020 Midnight EST

Dates:         May to August, 2020 (specific dates to be TBD)

Eligibility:   Undergraduate freshmen, sophomores, juniors, and first semester seniors. Must be citizens or permanent residents of the U.S. or its possessions. Students of diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

Stipend:      $550 weekly stipend plus on-campus dorm housing available

Other support:      Assistance is available for travel to and from the program.

Vegetation Sampling Field Positions, northeastern California 2020

To Apply: https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fnatureserve.atsondemand.com%2F%23%2F&amp;data=02%7C01%7Cmadeline.hennessey%40uconn.edu%7Cfa95fa37c876498e1a2508d79fecf518%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C637153712389453011&amp;sdata=2U9LXJTrU1Qlj7a5VHmjOxfquxQ%2Fp3LJIt4JbKmqvFU%3D&amp;reserved=0

Job Description:

NatureServe is a 501(C)3 organization that supports biodiversity conservation at the local, national and international levels through our network of member programs and other institutional alliances. NatureServe is recruiting seasonal biological field technicians to collect data in support of vegetation community sampling in sagebrush and woodland habitats in northeastern California. The project involves field data collection of Assessment, Inventory, and Monitoring (AIM) information on BLM lands in the Applegate and Eagle Lake districts in northeastern California and adjacent Nevada, with supplemental data collection in support of ongoing fuels and fire monitoring.

NatureServe is seeking to fill up to four full-time, seasonal (April 27th- August 12th) field biological technicians and up to four lead field biological technician to conduct field sampling. The work will include following established vegetation and soil sampling methods on existing ecological monitoring sites, including plot and line-based sampling, identification of plants to the species level, digging soil pits and analyzing soils. Knowledge of native plants, the flora of northeastern California, ecological field monitoring methods, field sampling and project management needed. Availability for participation in BLM AIM training in Reno NV, April 27th- April 30th strongly preferred.

Lead Technician positions would start up to 2 weeks in advance of the field season to assist with planning field logistics and safety. Lead Technician position includes responsibility for supporting crew safety in the field, and coordinating sampling logistics and scheduling, including organization and quality control of paper and electronic field data.

Must be able to work 10 hour days for 8 days at a time (followed by 6 days off), while camping in remote locations.

Required qualifications:

Two years of coursework in ecology, natural resources, range management, or an equivalent combination of training and experience.

Field experience collecting scientific data.

A valid driver’s license required for all positions.

Ability to identify plants in the field to the species level and experience using dichotomous keys required for all positions.

Willingness and ability to work long hours and unusual schedules (typically 10 hours a day for 8 days) while car camping.

Ability to hike up to 5 miles / day while carrying a heavy pack (up to 40 lbs), and ability to assist in digging soil pits and in analyzing soils and erosion data required for all positions.

Desired qualifications

Willingness to work in challenging conditions including hot and cold weather, rugged terrain, and outdoor hazards while maintaining a commitment to team safety.

Careful attention to detail and strong organizational skills to complete lengthy field forms and electronic data entry.

Wilderness First Aid or other field safety training preferred for all positions.

Experience driving 4×4 vehicles on rough roads preferred

Required Experience:

Required for lead

Experience coordinating logistics of data collection and safety planning for field crews conducting biological sampling required for Lead Technician position.

A completed BS/BA degree with two years of coursework in ecology, natural resources, range management.

Field experience collecting scientific data and experience with vegetation data sampling

Experience navigating with topographic maps, aerial photography and GPS to remote field locations

NatureServe is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.

For additional information contact: Patrick McIntyre at patrick_mcintyre@natureserve.org

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Crew Leader Position: Plague and mammal conservation

Agency: U.S. Geological Survey

Location: Ruidoso, New Mexico

Start Date: 10 May 2020

Salary: $1,800 – $2,000 per month DOE

Website:  https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.usgs.gov%2Fstaff-profiles%2Fdean-biggins%3Fqt-staff_profile_science_products%3D0%23qt-staff_profile_science_products&amp;data=02%7C01%7Cmadeline.hennessey%40uconn.edu%7Cfa95fa37c876498e1a2508d79fecf518%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C637153712389453011&amp;sdata=obs300KVoqYsTkstiZnIycw0ARGIo%2BdO1kCkzi4yJSo%3D&amp;reserved=0

Job description:

Plague (a vector-borne disease of mammalian hosts) is causing significant and chronic conservation dilemmas in the western US. We are studying the ecology of plague in the White Mountains of New Mexico.  The Penasco least chipmunk is a species of conservation concern and is currently only known to exist in a few locations within the White Mountains.  Their range has declined with some populations going locally extinct.  We will work with species associated with the Penasco least chipmunk in areas close to or within historically occupied Penasco chipmunk sites.  Our questions  include: (1) is plague present in any of the small mammals associated with the Penasco least chipmunk, (2) if plague is present, what is its effect on  demographics of the small mammal community, (3) what is the host flea community (fleas are the main vector of plague) and (4) what tools are most effective for plague management in this study system.   Our ultimate goal is to conserve wildlife and preserve ecosystems.

We will capture and mark small mammals (mice, voles, woodrats, chipmunks, etc.).  In addition, we will anesthetize and collect fleas from individuals.  We will also use a vaccine to test for differences in survival among treatments.  The crew leader will be responsible for: 1) following field protocols, 2) both animal and technician safety, 3) checking data, 4) driving a work vehicle, and 5) maintaining field equipment.

Field work will occur between ~10-May and 10-October 2020.  Long days and odd hours will be required and work will be physically demanding.  You must be able to lift and carry traps over short distances (up to 300m).  Terrain is uneven and requires being able to maneuver with equipment over rocks, logs, and thorny vegetation.  Furthermore, temperatures do fluctuate between below freezing to over 90 degrees Fahrenheit.  Hours and workdays will change depending on the temperature, weather, and capture rates so you must be willing to work a flexible schedule.  Technicians must be comfortable working at night.

We provide shared housing (trailers) and trucks to travel between the trailers and field work.  There will not be any running water and electricity is limited to powering the refrigerator and lights.  We will move regularly among the field sites.

Required Qualifications:

  *   Education: B.S. degree in Natural Resources, Ecology, Wildlife Biology, or related field

  *   At least 2 field seasons of prior outdoor field work (1 season must be working with small mammals)

  *   Experience living/camping in remote locations for extended periods

  *   Excellent skills in time and data organization/management

  *   Demonstrated oral and written communication skills

  *   Demonstrated ability to work both independently and as a team

  *   Commitment to the entire duration of the field season (10 May – 10 October 2020)

Desired Qualifications:

*        Previous experience driving a four-wheel drive vehicle

*        Previous experience in a supervisory role

How to Apply:

Applications will be reviewed as they are received and positions will remain open until they are filled.  Please submit application materials to: Dean Biggins (nm.plaguestudy@gmail.com.  Please include in a single document (PDF or Word) a brief cover letter, your CV/resume, list of 3 references (please include both email addresses and telephone numbers) and (if possible) unofficial/official college transcripts.  Please write “Crew Leader” in the subject line of the email.

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: https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.changingforests.com%2Ffield-job-announcements%2F&amp;data=02%7C01%7Cmadeline.hennessey%40uconn.edu%7Cfa95fa37c876498e1a2508d79fecf518%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C637153712389473008&amp;sdata=oyNaVtH9UKg1a88Ji%2FjTKzrFXHQQ56jooRgBHct8SzM%3D&amp;reserved=0

Food Web Laboratory Analyst – University of Michigan, CIGLR

*Job Opening: Food Web Laboratory Analyst*

*Cooperative Institute for Great Lakes Research*

*University of Michigan*

The Cooperative Institute for Great Lakes Research (CIGLR) is seeking a

candidate to join a research team working on food web ecology in the Great

Lakes. The Food Web Laboratory Analyst will be responsible for performing

field sampling and laboratory analyses related to zooplankton, larval fish

and Mysis ecology in the Great Lakes. Routine tasks assigned to the

candidate will include: (1) assisting aboard research cruises (net tows,

sample processing), (2) sorting organisms within samples, (3) performing

quantification and identification of zooplankton, mussel veligers, and

larval fish; and (4) processing fisheries acoustics data.

The successful applicant’s appointment will be with CIGLR, which is part of

the University of Michigan’s School for Environment and Sustainability

located in Ann Arbor, Michigan. CIGLR is a collaboration between the

University of Michigan and NOAA that brings together experts from academia

and government research labs to work on pressing problems facing the Great

Lakes region. The candidate will spend the majority of their time at NOAA’s

Great Lakes Environmental Research Lab (GLERL) in Ann Arbor.  The

University of Michigan is consistently ranked among the top American public

research universities, and Ann Arbor is routinely ranked as one of the best

places to live in the U.S. due to its affordability, natural beauty,

preservation of wooded areas, vibrant arts program, and lively downtown.

This grant-funded position offers a highly competitive salary plus full

benefits. The initial appointment is for one year, with opportunity for

extension based on performance, need, and availability of funds.


   – Execute day-to-day laboratory operations including sorting,

   identification, enumeration, and measurement of zooplankton and larval fish.

   – Maintaining datasets, laboratory records, sample inventories, and

   standard operating procedures

   – Participate as a team member on multi-day cruises to conduct surveys

   on the Great Lakes

   – Help organize and analyze data from field collections,

   instrumentation, and laboratory analyses

*Required Qualifications*

   – A Bachelor’s Degree in ecology, limnology, oceanography, or aquatic

   environmental science from an accredited university

   – Experience processing and analyzing zooplankton and/or larval fish

   samples, and fisheries acoustics data, in a laboratory setting

   – Experience conducting field-intensive research

   – High attention to detail and the ability to focus on exacting tasks

   – A demonstrated ability to work both in a team environment and


   – Strong communication skills

*Desired Qualifications *

   – One or more years of experience working in an environmental research


   – Experience in the digital signal processing of fisheries acoustics

   data using Echoview software

   – Experience working on research vessels in large bodies of water under

   various weather conditions.

   – Experience with identification of zooplankton and fishes in the Great


   – Experience working with relational databases to organize results and R

   for data visualization and analysis

*To Apply*

   – Visit: https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fcareers.umich.edu%2Fjob_detail%2F183382%2Ffood_web_laboratory_analyst&amp;data=02%7C01%7Cmadeline.hennessey%40uconn.edu%7C056b87412be54089ca3f08d7a0b62ee7%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C637154576664936009&amp;sdata=9cgnHwmjacyjVD1yQ6I%2FqfFAJ1GFCJM5M2XmuIrNy%2Fg%3D&amp;reserved=0

   – Application deadline: 2/20/20

*The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action


Collision Monitoring Technician Position

Position: Collision Monitoring Technician

Employer: Oklahoma State University

Location: Stillwater, Oklahoma

Category: Temporary/Seasonal

Last date to apply: 1 March 2020

Start date: 1 April 2020

End date: 31 Oct 2020


Bird-window collisions are one of the top sources of direct human-related avian mortality. Collisions occur when birds are unable to perceive glass as a barrier due to its transparent and reflective qualities. Multiple mitigation techniques exist to reduce bird-window collisions, including the use of window markers which reduce glass surface reflection and alert birds that windows are barriers. Our research project is investigating the effectiveness of window markers for deterring bird-window collisions at glass-walled bus shelters in Stillwater, Oklahoma.

Primary duties for this field technician position will be conducting daily surveys for window-killed bird carcasses and collision evidence at bus shelters throughout Stillwater. Secondary duties will include data entry and management, collecting human disturbance data at bus shelters, conducting bird point count surveys at bus shelters, and assisting with other minor tasks as needed. Duties may change as the season progresses and there may be time for the technician to develop a mentored side research project related to the issue of bird collisions.

This is a full-time position (30-40 hours/week) that will last for 7 months (1 April – 31 October). There is some flexibility with the start and end dates. Salary is $10/hour (up to ~1,760/mo). Housing is not provided. Working conditions will vary with season with the possibility of heavy rains in the spring and humid heat in the summer.


Minimum qualifications include ability to identify common birds found in Oklahoma by sight and sound, ability to work independently in field and office setting, an interest in conservation and ecology, and a strong work ethic. Preferred qualifications include experience surveying for bird carcasses, handling dead and live birds, and using Microsoft Office applications. Candidate must have own car to conduct fieldwork. Mileage will be reimbursed.


To apply, send a single document (PDF preferred) containing a cover letter, resume, and contact information for at least 3 references to Georgia Riggs (georgia.riggs@okstate.edu) by 1 March 2020.

Contact information:

Georgia Riggs


Wet Meadow Research Technician – Summer 2020


Oklahoma State University

Job Description:

We are seeking a research technician to assist with a study examining habitat quality and restoration success of wet meadows in central Nebraska. Duties include conducting vegetation surveys, collecting belowground invertebrates, recording environmental data, and sorting and identifying invertebrates. This project will provide ample opportunity to gain knowledge about wet meadow plant and invertebrate identification, wet meadow ecology, and the impacts of conservation efforts. Our research will also provide opportunities to expand one’s professional network as we will regularly work with conservation organizations, state and federal agencies, and private landowners involved in Platte River management and restoration. Skills gained through this position will be widely applicable and will provide an opportunity for undergraduates (or recent graduates) to expand their résumé. Prior experience with vegetation/habitat sampling and invertebrate identification is desired. A valid driver’s license is required. Open until filled. Applications will be reviewed as they are received.


        The Platte River Crane Trust in Central Nebraska (near Grand Island).


$12.00/hour (Housing provided)


1.      A positive work ethic- this position will involve working full days in the field.

2.      An interest in habitat assessment and conservation.

3.      The ability to relocate to the Platte River Crane Trust (near Grand Island, Nebraska) throughout the summer.

4.      Comfortable working in the outdoors- e.g. field sites may be hot, water-logged, abundant with insects, etc.

5.      Applicants pursuing a degree in Ecology, Biological Sciences, or other related fields are preferred; but not required.


Start date is negotiable with training occurring mid-May and data collection beginning June 1st. Data collection will continue until mid-August (target date for completion being August 15th).

To apply, please send cover letter, CV or résumé, and at least three references to abraham.kanz@okstate.edu.  The application deadline is March 1st, 2020.

Oklahoma State University is an EEO E-Verify employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, genetic information, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status.

field research technician in native bee ecology

Open: field research technician in native bee ecology

Experienced field researchers are invited to apply for an open field research position based in Rachael Winfree’s lab group (https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=www.winfreelab.com&amp;data=02%7C01%7Cmadeline.hennessey%40uconn.edu%7C6bede41199034f828d0f08d79f23ceb1%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C637152848462361696&amp;sdata=9AX8kSYklDiGQQxnWVdQSCcghY4Lwq0Bk1SZjf%2Fo3OA%3D&amp;reserved=0) at Rutgers University, New Jersey. The position is full time for July and August, 2020, at $12 – $15 per hour.

The technician will work on a research project investigating the how the spatial distribution of wetland-specialist bee species is affected by the abundance and distribution of floral resources. Field work will involve collecting bees in streams and tidal marshes in the New Jersey Pinelands, using bee traps and/or hand nets. We will move between sites at least in part by canoe or kayak. The job will also involve some amount of data entry and specimen processing.

The job will be based out of the Rutgers Pinelands Field Station, which has housing on site. The field station is located in a state forest, part of the greater Pinelands Biosphere Reserve. The Pinelands themselves cover 1.1 million acres (22% of New Jersey by area!), and is the largest remaining tract of Atlantic pine barrens ecosystem. It should be a fun place to work.

Desired qualifications: BA or BS degree in ecology or related field; experience collecting and entering ecological data; organizational and logistical skills; ability to work independently for long hours under challenging field conditions; a commitment to data accuracy; and a valid driver’s license and a personal vehicle (mileage will be reimbursed).

To apply: Send a letter of interest, including a brief description of your field experience, your CV, and contact information for 2-3 references who can speak to your field research abilities. Please combine into a single PDF and email to Dylan Simpson (dylan [dot] tux [dot] simpson [at] gmail [dot] com). Use “tech position” as the subject line. Applications will be considered immediately and until the position is filled.

Rutgers University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

Restoration Project Manager – NYC

Job Position: Restoration Project Manager

Deadline: February 3, 2020

Submit your resume, cover letter, and a list of three references to:


The Billion Oyster Project’s Restoration Project Manager is a high-performing, career-oriented, project

manager who genuinely enjoys working in a fast-paced environment and is an enthusiastic problem-solver.

The Restoration Project Manager will manage complex oyster restoration projects, which require great

attention to detail and organization, and clear and transparent communication. The Restoration Project

Manager will collaborate with staff at the Billion Oyster Project in addition to external partners and regulatory


About the Position

The Billion Oyster Project’s Restoration Project Managers are responsible for managing site-specific oyster

restoration initiatives, which are funded by a variety of private, city, state, and federally-funded

partnerships. The work for these projects varies and includes contributing to or leading on the following

activities: contract and budget development; pre-installation surveys; permitting; coordination with the New

York Harbor School Career and Technical Education programs; procurement; project implementation;

collaboration with the Billion Oyster Project’s community outreach and public education initiatives; data

collection; and reporting.

This Restoration Project Manager will manage one or more multi-year projects with budgets of

approximately $1-3 million. The Project Manager will be responsible for the development of project

management plans and the day-to-day management of project activities and deliverables, which includes

but is not limited to field scheduling, implementation, fieldwork, and funder and regulatory reporting. The

PM will report to the Senior Project Manager. The Project Manager position is a writing-intensive and

deliverable-based role and requires excellent communication and time-management skills.

As a member of the Restoration Team, the Project Manager will collaborate with other restoration

practitioners to build towards the long-term and large-scale restoration of oyster habitat throughout New York

Harbor. In support of that goal, the Project Manager’s responsibilities will include but are not limited


– Management of budgets, deliverables, and workflows

– Coordination of team activities to accomplish project goals

– Providing assistance with the application for environmental permits, and ensuring compliance with

regulatory conditions

– Procurement of supplies and equipment

– Management of oyster restoration grant/s, ensure grant compliance, and complete grant reports

Required Qualifications and Experience:

– Bachelor’s Degree in Biology, Environmental Science, Policy or similar field

– 3-5 years of project management experience (from project inception to completion)

– Experience coordinating projects involving multiple stakeholders, particularly those involving

marine construction and/or restoration

– Excellent organizational skill set including written and oral communication, time management, and

ability to prioritize

– Proactive; able to work independently, stay ahead of schedule, and know when to escalate a


– Ability to take ownership of project deliverables

– Ability to work collaboratively and flexibly with large teams on fast-paced projects

Preferred Qualifications and Experience

– Master’s Degree in Biology, Environmental Science, Policy or similar field

– Project Management Professional Certification (PMP

® certification or other)

– Strong familiarity with project management software tools, methodologies, and best practices

– Familiarity with ArcGIS


Wet Meadow Research Technician – Summer 2020


Oklahoma State University

Job Description:

We are seeking a research technician to assist with a study examining habitat quality and restoration success of wet meadows in central Nebraska. Duties include conducting vegetation surveys, collecting belowground invertebrates, recording environmental data, and sorting and identifying invertebrates. This project will provide ample opportunity to gain knowledge about wet meadow plant and invertebrate identification, wet meadow ecology, and the impacts of conservation efforts. Our research will also provide opportunities to expand one’s professional network as we will regularly work with conservation organizations, state and federal agencies, and private landowners involved in Platte River management and restoration. Skills gained through this position will be widely applicable and will provide an opportunity for undergraduates (or recent graduates) to expand their résumé. Prior experience with vegetation/habitat sampling and invertebrate identification is desired. A valid driver’s license is required. Open until filled. Applications will be reviewed as they are received.


        The Platte River Crane Trust in Central Nebraska (near Grand Island).


$12.00/hour (Housing provided)


1.      A positive work ethic- this position will involve working full days in the field.

2.      An interest in habitat assessment and conservation.

3.      The ability to relocate to the Platte River Crane Trust (near Grand Island, Nebraska) throughout the summer.

4.      Comfortable working in the outdoors- e.g. field sites may be hot, water-logged, abundant with insects, etc.

5.      Applicants pursuing a degree in Ecology, Biological Sciences, or other related fields are preferred; but not required.


Start date is negotiable with training occurring mid-May and data collection beginning June 1st. Data collection will continue until mid-August (target date for completion being August 15th).

To apply, please send cover letter, CV or résumé, and at least three references to abraham.kanz@okstate.edu.  The application deadline is March 1st, 2020.

Oklahoma State University is an EEO E-Verify employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, genetic information, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status.

Tech position in wild bee ecology

Open: field research technician in native bee ecology

Experienced field researchers are invited to apply for an open field research position based in Rachael Winfree’s lab group (https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=www.winfreelab.com&amp;data=02%7C01%7Cmadeline.hennessey%40uconn.edu%7Cfdef547bb3864d1a966308d79e7af405%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C637152123223481578&amp;sdata=aH1DLnXDYcvogm3Szc71tM4kVcDVeQRgQ5UM618ed7I%3D&amp;reserved=0) at Rutgers University, New Jersey. The position is full time for July and August, 2020, at $12 – $15 per hour.

The technician will work on a research project investigating the how the spatial distribution of wetland-specialist bee species is affected by the abundance and distribution of floral resources. Field work will involve collecting bees in streams and tidal marshes in the New Jersey Pinelands, using bee traps and/or hand nets. We will move between sites at least in part by canoe or kayak. The job will also involve some amount of data entry and specimen processing.

The job will be based out of the Rutgers Pinelands Field Station, which has housing on site. The field station is located in a state forest, part of the greater Pinelands Biosphere Reserve. The Pinelands themselves cover 1.1 million acres (22% of New Jersey by area!), and is the largest remaining tract of Atlantic pine barrens ecosystem. It should be a fun place to work.

Desired qualifications: BA or BS degree in ecology or related field; experience collecting and entering ecological data; organizational and logistical skills; ability to work independently for long hours under challenging field conditions; a commitment to data accuracy; and a valid driver’s license and a personal vehicle (mileage will be reimbursed).

To apply: Send a letter of interest, including a brief description of your field experience, your CV, and contact information for 2-3 references who can speak to your field research abilities. Please combine into a single PDF and email to Dylan Simpson (dylan [dot] tux [dot] simpson [at] gmail [dot] com). Use “tech position” as the subject line. Applications will be considered immediately and until the position is filled.

Rutgers University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

JOB: Soil Ecology Lab Techs at Michigan State

The Soil Ecology and Biogeochemistry Lab at Michigan State University is looking for 2 full time temporary lab technicians, to start this spring through fall 2020, with possibility of continuation into spring/summer 2021. The positions start at $15/hr and will include both lab and field-based research focused on plant-soil-microbe interactions. Research focuses on how soil microorganisms control soil organic matter formation and break-down and nutrient cycling in agroecosystems. More information about the lab can be found here: (https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Ftiemann.psm.msu.edu%2F&amp;data=02%7C01%7Cmadeline.hennessey%40uconn.edu%7Cfdef547bb3864d1a966308d79e7af405%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C637152123223481578&amp;sdata=Qx%2FeUnEe4IGjylhxKzv2O8uMw6CNOdCQIt1vZ76kNos%3D&amp;reserved=0). Work on these projects will provide valuable, basic laboratory skills and more specifically, experience conducting a wide variety of soil analyses including extracellular enzyme assays, soil DNA extraction, quantification and sequencing, soil nutrient and chemical analyses and soil physical and chemical fractionations. Field work will include soil sampling, GIS data collection, plant trait analyses and greenhouse gas measurements. Applications should include: 1) a brief cover letter (no more than 2-pages) that highlights past research accomplishments, describes future career and research goals and gives examples of organizational skills; 2) a curriculum vitae; 3) names and contact information for three references. All questions about the position should be submitted to: Dr. Lisa Tiemann (ltiemann@msu.edu).

Undergraduate REU Opportunity

Project title: Examining Atlantic cod stock structure in the Northwest Atlantic through morphometric analysis


Description: The Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua) fishery has played an important role in the ecosystem, economy, and history of the Northwest Atlantic. In US waters, Atlantic cod are managed as two regional stocks, the Gulf of Maine stock and Georges Bank stock, which includes the poorly understood southern New England subpopulation. In order to better characterize the relationship of southern New England cod to other spawning groups in the region, the McMahon lab is recruiting a student to use image analysis software to identify and characterize morphometric differences among cod captured throughout US waters. The student will also be involved with field work collecting, identifying, and enumerating fish on the URI-GSO weekly fish trawl survey, the longest continuous fish monitoring program in the world. The student will learn about the biology/ecology of regional fisheries and gain new skills in field sampling, laboratory analyses, and data analysis.


Requirements: We are seeking a motivated student who is able to work as part of a team and independently. The student should be comfortable working on the water in a variety of weather conditions. Coding and data analysis experience is preferred. A background/interest in biology/marine biology is preferred.


Primary Advisor: Dr. Kelton McMahon

Student mentors: Nina Santos, Joe Langan, & Maggie Heinichen


Application Deadline: February 21, 2020


More information about the SURFO REU program: https://web.uri.edu/gso/academics/surfo/


Environmental Specialist position open at KDHE – stream monitoring

The Stream Probabilistic Monitoring Program at the Kansas Department of Health and Environment is hiring an Environmental Specialist. This is a full time, permanent position, based in Topeka, KS.

The work includes aquatic macroinvertebrate identification, macroinvertebrate and fish sampling, and water chemistry monitoring, along with data management and analysis, assessment, and reporting.  Responsibilities include significant overnight fieldwork.

The position information is posted at https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fadmin.ks.gov%2FSERVICES%2FSTATE-EMPLOYMENT-CENTER%2FSEC-HOME&amp;data=02%7C01%7Cmadeline.hennessey%40uconn.edu%7Cbc74984b047344c4cfae08d79bff7522%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C637149393811307609&amp;sdata=8KWUaFwWVrAVHazyJQh5zqfmLzmrfFo4i7Wx5cAY3m4%3D&amp;reserved=0 under position number 195801. This position is open from January 16 through January 29, 2020.  Be sure to read requirements for all necessary documents. A complete position description is available from the agency recruiter upon request.

Forestry Positions Open in the Sierra Nevada – Paid

The *Great Basin Institute * is an

interdisciplinary field studies organization that promotes environmental

research, education, and conservation throughout the West. In partnership

with the *United States Forest Service (USFS)*, we are seeking candidates

for open positions in the following disciplines:

   – Forestry

   – Wildlife

   – Cultural Resources/Archaeology

There are a variety of opportunities in* El Dorado National Forest*, *Plumas

National Forest*, *Stanislaus National Forest*, and *Tahoe** National


Forestry Crew Technician – South Lake Tahoe NV

Wildlife Crew Supervisor – Stanislaus National Forest

Forestry Technician: Timber Marking – Tahoe National Forest

Archaeology Crew Lead – Tahoe National Forest


You can find all open positions listed on our job board



Sage Bates

Marketing and Outreach 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.

@gbinstitute   |

@GreatBasinInstitute    |


Appalachian Trail Conservancy Hiring Land Stewardship Technicians – New England

Location : Monson, ME

Department : Conservation

Supervisor : Natural Resource and Land Stewardship Manager

Type : Seasonal Full-time

Position Summary:

Land Stewardship Technicians protect the Appalachian Trail (A.T.) corridor; a long strip of conserved public land that forms the largest natural corridor east of the Mississippi River. The A.T. in Maine is one of the most rugged, scenic, remote, and rewarding sections of the entire 2,192-mile Appalachian Trail. The Land Stewardship Technicians play a critical role, upholding a high standard for the management and protection of the Trail.

Land Stewardship Technicians monitor the corridor, maintain its surveyed boundaries, and mitigate encroachments. Backcountry fieldwork is the primary function of these positions. Technicians plan project logistics, record detailed field data, produce thorough reports, and maintain vehicles and equipment. Work involves collaboration with dedicated volunteers and partner organizations. Two Technicians will be hired for a 20-week season, from June through October. Fieldwork will occur along the Appalachian Trail primarily in Maine and may include other locations throughout New England.

For a full job description and application instructions, please visit:

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Environmental Scientist Position Announcement

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife is searching for an Environmental Scientist to join the Cannabis Program at their headquarters office in West Sacramento, CA.


Under the supervision of the Senior Environmental Scientist (Supervisory), the incumbent will assist in the coordination and implementation of activities for the California Department of Fish and Wildlife’s Cannabis Program. The incumbent will be required to coordinate with Law Enforcement Division, regional staff, Fisheries Branch, and Wildlife Branch on implementation activities related to the regulation and permitting of cannabis cultivation sites. The incumbent will work and coordinate with the California Department of Food and Agriculture and State Water Resources Control Board on implementation of the regulatory framework for commercial cannabis cultivation to ensure protection of natural resources. The incumbent must be able to communicate effectively with other agencies and groups, conduct stakeholder outreach activities, and present information at meetings. The incumbent must maintain knowledge of policy and technical issues related to cannabis cultivation impacts, instream flow and water quality laws, permits, policies, and plans. The incumbent must have a working knowledge of California laws, regulations, and policies to protect fish and wildlife resources.

This position closes on 1/29/2020. Please contact James Rosauer with any questions.

James Rosauer

Senior Environmental Scientist – Supervisor

Cannabis Environmental Compliance Program

Habitat Conservation Planning Branch

(916) 376-8682


Employment Opportunity: Conservation Technicians in Northern Nevada

POSITION TITLE: Conservation Technician

STATUS: Full Time, Non-Exempt

REPORTS TO: Conservation Field Manager

POSITIONS REPORTING TO THIS POSITION: Potentially seasonal employees, interns, and contracted crews

LOCATION: Yerington, NV (exact reporting location TBD based on area of focus)

BACKGROUND: Established in 2014, the Walker Basin Conservancy (WBC) is leading the effort to restore and maintain Walker Lake while protecting agricultural, environmental and recreational interests in the Walker Basin (https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=www.walkerbasin.org&amp;data=02%7C01%7Cmadeline.hennessey%40uconn.edu%7Cccc538ff46a64ca516f208d79b363d59%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C637148529582800942&amp;sdata=blqHpAeFc4SulEBhCx0aCpvgfw92hI64hHgJhBkKUa0%3D&amp;reserved=0). The nascent and dynamic nature of the WBC and its diverse management obligations provide unique opportunities to develop operations from the ground level up, working closely with staff who are passionate about their mission.

The WBC currently manages thousands of acres of land and assets on multiple properties in the Walker Basin.  Land planning activities are underway and focus on assessing public use opportunities, conservation values, long term land ownership and stewardship, active and passive revegetation and restoration activities.

JOB PURPOSE: The primary purpose of the Conservation Technician is to support field operations of the Walker Basin Conservancy to ensure the successful transition of retired farmlands to self-sustaining vegetation communities that are able to thrive in the absence of supplemental irrigation. The Conservation Technician will work with the Conservation Field Manager and the Land Manager and other staff to implement and monitor stewardship projects, and is expected to spend a significant amount of time in the field.

A working knowledge of, or a desire to learn more about desert plant ecology and ecological restoration, nursery or horticultural practices, or agricultural systems, irrigation equipment, and large equipment operation is essential. The Conservation Technicians should also have a sincere interest in expanding their knowledge of Great Basin Desert ecology, restoration practices, the flora and fauna of Nevada, and agricultural methods and equipment.

This is an excellent opportunity to work with a young and growing yet thriving organization that is developing programs and operations from the ground up. WBC has a small, talented and dedicated staff who are passionate about our mission, restoration and conservation. We are looking for new people to come aboard and grow with us! We provide excellent on the job training and encourage those with agricultural, landscape or irrigation experience and training to apply!

LOCATION: Yerington, Nevada is a beautiful rural farming community located approximately 95 miles south of Reno, NV in the foothills of the eastern Sierra mountains. Yerington is small but growing with about 3,100 residents. Established in 1907, the city has heritage and deep roots in agriculture, mining, railroads, and gaming. Some of the nearby attractions, activities and recreational opportunities include:

*             Camping, biking, hiking, backpacking

*             Fishing, hunting and boating and OHV trails

*             Flat and white water boating (1 hour away)

*             Rock Hounding and climbing

*             Ghost Town Exploration

*             Ski Resorts (1.5-2 hours away)

*             Lake Tahoe (1.5 hours away)

*             Lahontan Reservoir (30 minutes away)

*             Walker Lake (45 minutes away)

*             Topaz Reservoir (45 minutes away)

Essential Functions

*             In cooperation with the Conservation Field Manager and Land Manager, implement the day to day operations of conservation lands managed by WBC and track progress of assigned field projects.

*             Assist with all aspects of successful stewardship implementation. Duties may include ground preparation, seeding, planting, irrigation, weed control, or other tasks as necessary.

*             Assist with the control of vegetation and noxious weeds by fire, hand or mechanical removal; herbicide application; or direction of weed control contractors.

*             Install and maintain drip, handline, trench, and wheel line irrigation systems.

*             Assist with planting shrubs, grasses and forbs from containerized stock and seed as part of the WBC’s re-vegetation program on retired farmlands.

*             Collect and compile field data with program data forms, GPS, cameras and other equipment. Ensure that accurate records of planting and seeding activity, herbicide applications, and irrigation activity are kept and delivered to the appropriate parties.

*             Develop a deep working knowledge off all equipment, irrigation infrastructure, project partners, and vegetation management techniques used by the Program.

*             Responsible for safely operating, maintaining and transporting a variety of small to heavy equipment (hand tools, power tools, tractors, mowers, trimmers, chainsaws, backhoe, water truck, and road grader).


*             1+ years of experience in a natural resources or agricultural or landscaping setting.

*             General experience with and knowledge of irrigation equipment and operations.

*             Ability to safely operate large machinery and vehicles including tractors, ATVs, trucks, and trailers.

*             Ability to safely operate chainsaws, brush cutters, backpack sprayers, and other equipment.

*             Ability to keep detailed records, communicate with other staff and supervisors, and to work with minimal supervision to accomplish program tasks.

*             Clean driving record and a NV State driver’s license, or ability to obtain within 1 month of hire.

*             Ability to lift 50+ pounds and to work long hours in an outdoor setting.

Physical and Mental Requirements

Strength, dexterity, coordination, and vision to use tools and equipment for prolonged periods.  Strength and stamina to bend, stoop, sit, and stand for long periods of time.  Strength and dexterity to operate small, medium, and heavy equipment.  Strength and stamina to endure standing and working for long periods of time and in extreme weather conditions.  Dexterity and vision to observe oncoming traffic hazards and react quickly to emergency situations.  Some heavy lifting (over 75 pounds) is occasionally required.

In compliance with applicable disability laws, reasonable accommodations may be provided to qualified individuals with a disability who require and request such accommodations.  Applicants and incumbents are encouraged to discuss potential accommodations with the employer.

Working Conditions

Technicians work in an outdoor setting with varying weather conditions, including, but not limited to: extreme heat, dry conditions, rain, snow or hail, and extreme cold.  Work sites will generally be in areas with at least primitive road access for crew vehicles. Work sites will generally not have access to potable water, restroom facilities, or cellphone signals, and Technicians will be expected to follow Leave No Trace principals on work sites without facilities. Work will frequently require hiking over rough terrain while carrying tools and equipment.

Position may occasionally be required to operate heavy machinery in hazardous environments. Environment is generally dirty, with prolonged exposure to conditions such as dust, fumes, noise, or odors. Frequent interruptions to planned work activities occur.

Salary & Benefits:

Starting pay $13.50 per hour and can increase depending on experience.

Excellent employee benefits package which includes:

*             A four-day work week;

*             Employer paid health, dental, vision and life insurance plans for employee Retirement 403(b) plan includes a 6% automatic company contribution;

*             120 hours of annual paid vacation, increasing to 160 hours after first year of employment;

*             16 hours of annual personal leave;

*             Company paid holiday week between Christmas and New Year’s;

*             60 hours of annual sick leave;

*             11 paid holidays;

*             Health and wellness subsidy; and

*             Employer paid professional development.

Position will remain open until filled. Only top candidates will be contacted.

Please send cover letter and resume to:

Amy Gladding


Subject Line: Conservation Technician

All applicants must also submit an Employment Application Acknowledgement form that can be found on our website at: https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.walkerbasin.org%2Fjoin-our-team&amp;data=02%7C01%7Cmadeline.hennessey%40uconn.edu%7Cccc538ff46a64ca516f208d79b363d59%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C637148529582800942&amp;sdata=eQaSWZ0bBA9V9jNmfSbgJTm4t0Eh0ntE%2B5GDY%2FH7ofs%3D&amp;reserved=0

Please call (775) 463-9887 ext. 116 with questions.

Walker Basin Conservancy is an equal opportunity employer.

Equal Opportunity Statement – Walker Basin Conservancy is an equal opportunity employer. WBC does not discriminate against any employee, applicant, director, officer, contractor, or any other person with whom it deals because of race, creed, color, disability, age, sex, veteran status, religion or political affiliation. WBC complies with all federal and local statutes prohibiting discrimination in employment.

Reasonable accommodations may be provided for qualified individuals with a disability.

Disclaimer – The statements contained herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work to be performed by the employees in these positions. The statements are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of a person in each position. Other responsibilities, duties, and skills may be assigned and management retains the right to add or change the responsibilities, duties, and skills at any time.

Toolik Field Station – Environmental Data Center Technician position

TFS Environmental Data Center Technician (TFS Seasonal, Job 20-19)

JOB NO:514252

CLASSIFICATION:Temporary Technical Seasonal

GRADE:Temporary Staff Grade 76

WORK TYPE:Temporary

ADMINISTRATIVE UNIT: University of Alaska Fairbanks

SCHOOL/BUSINESS UNIT: UAF Institute of Arctic Biology


Position Summary:

The Institute of Arctic Biology is seeking an Environmental Data Center Technician for the 2020 Summer field season at the Toolik Field Station, a remote field camp located 360 road miles north of Fairbanks along the Dalton Highway, Alaska. This is a seasonal position that works a rotating schedule. The Technician will assist the Spatial and Environmental Data Center Manager and the Field Naturalist in observing and monitoring the phenology of the local biota and associated abiotic conditions of the area.


Responsibilities will include collecting data on plant phenological events, arrival and departure status of bird species, as well as data entry and organization under general supervision. Assistance with other tasks related to the overall goals of the long-term environmental monitoring program, and routine lab equipment trouble-shooting and maintenance will be expected. The position will report to the manager of Toolik Field Station’s Spatial and Environmental Data Center. Our field site is located at the Toolik Field Station, Alaska, in the northern foothills of the Brooks Range (10 hour drive north of Fairbanks) and is the focus of research by scientists who work on a variety of terrestrial, aquatic, and atmospheric projects.

The Spatial and Environmental Data Center offers support to the science community in three ways; 1) collection of long-term baseline environmental and biological data, 2) management of common-use field and laboratory equipment, and 3) limited assistance with field work.

The first objective of the Spatial and Environmental Data Center is to maintain and expand the collection of baseline environmental data complementary to, and in extension of, those already collected by other long-term studies, such as the Arctic LTER and Arctic Observatory Network, and make them available to the research community through the Arctic Data Center. One area of focus is on the timing of biological events in relation to climatic conditions. We have an ongoing long-term plant phenology monitoring program, in which the dates of first occurrences of events such as leaf emergence, flower development and seed dispersal are recorded. We also record data on the timing of bird migration and breeding behavior and a variety of other local environmental events, such as freeze and thaw dates and mammal presence.

The second objective of the Spatial and Environmental Data Center is to provide, maintain, and schedule the use of common-use scientific equipment. Common-use equipment ranges from lab equipment such as microscopes and scales, to deionized water systems and autoclaves. Field equipment spans from water chemistry sensors (hydrolab), spectral reflectance (Unispec) to thermometers and anemometers. Researchers at TFS checkout common-use equipment occurs online, however, the SEDC approves the use of all equipment and provides tutorials on how to properly operate the equipment. Regular maintained and repair is needed on the common-use equipment to keep it functioning for all researchers working out of TFS. On a given day repair or maintenance of equipment may vary from repairing a leaking deionized water system, calibrating a piece of equipment, to examining the electrical connections in a sensor.

The third objective is to support research at TFS through limited assistance of field work. Throughout the season, researchers may need an extra set of hands to complete their field work. This could entail conducting a plant survey, measuring active layer thickness, counting insects, sorting plant vegetation, or anything else they can imagine. The SEDC aids researchers who need an extra hand for a day or two throughout their field season.

The successful candidate’s job duties will include, but are not limited to:

– Monitoring plant phenological events and related characteristics in tussock, heath and shrub


– Measuring NDVI (greening index) of tundra vegetation with a hand-held unit (Unispec spectral


– Helping with making observations for and entering them into the daily Naturalist Journal

– Entering and organizing data

– Routine field and lab equipment scheduling, maintenance, and troubleshooting

– Assist researchers with their field work

– Interact with other scientists and share findings

Preferred knowledge, skills or abilities:

-Ability to participate in rigorous fieldwork under sometimes adverse conditions.

-Interest in arctic flora and fauna

-Ability to use field guides and keys to identify organisms

– Attention to detail and willingness to learn new skills

-Prior experience with ecological data collection, entry, and summarization

-Technical skills at troubleshooting and repairing field and laboratory equipment.

-Proficient in using Microsoft Office products (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).

-Writing and executing simple statistical analysis (Excel, R, other software).

-Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.

-Technical skills to operate a Unispec spectral analyzer and other scientific equipment in the field.

-Ability to work independently in a team setting and to stay on task with a minimum of supervision.

-Ability to seek input from supervisor as needed and to learn quickly by experience and instruction.

-Willingness to work in a remote field site and live in a community setting without much privacy.

Required Experience:

One year of college work in ecology, biology, geography, or environmental science and one-year experience in field-based research or an equivalent combination of training and experience.

Valid driver’s license required.

Length of Employment:

This is a seasonal position that works a rotating schedule with intermittent time off not in camp. The field season typically starts in late May/early June through September. The season length is variable depending on need and availability.

 Airfare is usually provided from most major US airports.

 Transportation to and from camp is provided.

 Room and Board are provided while in camp.

This is a full-time, temporary (non-benefited) position (June-September 2020) Grade 76, minimum $18.18 hourly, DOE. If you are interested, please submit a cover letter, résumé and contact information for 3 professional references (name, phone number and email address) with your application. Applications and supporting documents must be received prior to 11:55 pm Alaska time on February 2, 2020 to be considered. Applications received after this time and date may not be considered for this position.

If you have any additional questions, please contact the Spatial and Environmental Data Center Manager, Dr. Amanda Young at ayoung55@alaska.edu.

Affirmative Action Statement: UA is an AA/EO employer and educational institution and prohibits illegal discrimination against any individual: https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=www.alaska.edu%2Fnondiscrimination&amp;data=02%7C01%7Cmadeline.hennessey%40uconn.edu%7Cccc538ff46a64ca516f208d79b363d59%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C637148529582790949&amp;sdata=dxlLbOLupITKxVLXstZ9Nv0jU%2Fu%2F4FB%2BObsVnSG8K6A%3D&amp;reserved=0

At-Will: Pursuant to Board of Regents’ Policy 04.01.055.B, temporary, extended temporary, adjunct, student, casual labor, regular new hire probationary employees and those positions designated by the president as officers and senior administrators of the university are employed at-will.

Background Check: The successful applicant is required to complete a background check. Any offer of employment is contingent on the background check.

Public Disclosure Statement: Your application for employment with the University of Alaska is subject to public disclosure under the Alaska Public Records Act.

University of Alaska is a Drug Free Workplace.

Training Policy:

It is the policy of the University of Alaska (UA) that all employees are required to complete training to meet the requirements of the positions they hold, and to complete the required training within a specified period to remain employed at the UA.

Contact Information: If you have any questions regarding this position, please contact University of Alaska HR at 907-450-8200.

Black-tailed prairie dog project field intern – Grasslands National Park Canada

We are seeking 2 motivated field interns to work on our black-tailed prairie dog project in Grasslands National Park, Saskatchewan from April 10th-June 14th. Individuals will work closely with our M.Sc. student on a project investigating the effects of body condition and hibernation on black-tailed prairie dog reproduction. Individuals will gain experience in small mammal trapping, handling, and monitoring. Field work will involve monitoring female reproduction and as well as the removal of biologgers following reproduction.

Positions are volunteer with accommodations, food, and travel (between Saskatoon, Saskatchewan and field site) provided.

Grasslands National Park represents one of the largest remaining tracts of native prairie in Canada, and prairie dog towns are home to a diversity of iconic grassland species (e.g., burrowing owls, swift fox, bison).  Assistants will have the opportunity of seeing all of these species, plus the many more resident in the Park. This is an excellent opportunity to gain experience working with a population of wild mammals in a spectacular setting.

Positions are best suited to applicants interested in ecophysiology, ecology, biology, wildlife, species at risk and/or field research. The field site and housing are located in the park and are isolated, as such applicants need to be able to cope under these conditions. Applicants should also enjoy the outdoors, have a positive attitude and work well individually and as a part of a team. Evidence of these skills and interests is required.

International applicants: If applicants are not Canadians or permanent residents, there is the opportunity to enter Canada and complete the internship as a Visiting Research Student. To be eligible for this program, you must be an undergraduate or graduate student or be in between degrees (e.g., following graduation from a bachelor’s degree). As part of this program, applicants will be registered at the U of S in a non-credit activity and it is expected that you will gain a demonstrable educational benefit from being involved. We are particularly interested in applicants who wish to use this opportunity to pursue an independent research project. Applicants are eligible for this program for a maximum of 6 months per 12 month period. Application forms and information are available at https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fgrad.usask.ca%2Fadmissions%2Falternateapplicants%2Fvisiting-research-student.php&amp;data=02%7C01%7Cmadeline.hennessey%40uconn.edu%7Cccc538ff46a64ca516f208d79b363d59%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C637148529582790949&amp;sdata=vE%2Bw4m2IRpq%2F%2F082STqBTddTz5S3Kd43wAN%2BnlWCclg%3D&amp;reserved=0. If you are interested in this program, please contact us (contact details below) and we will guide you through the process.

If you are interested or wish to apply please contact Deborah Hawkshaw by email (uofsbtpdproject@gmail.com) by February 15th, 2020. In your email please send an updated copy of your CV along with a cover letter and contact details for 3 references.

Fort Bragg Endangered Butterfly Technicians

Summer Research Technician Positions Available (2020)

Haddad Lab, Research on endangered St. Francis’ Satyr butterfly, Fort Bragg NC

We are hiring four field technicians for research in North Carolina on the St. Francis’ satyr butterfly from early May through mid-August. There may be an opportunity for work to extend through September. The St. Francis’ satyr is a federally endangered butterfly that is found only on the Ft. Bragg Army Installation in North Carolina. It is restricted to disturbance-dependent wetlands.  Work will include daily monitoring of adult butterflies during flight periods, maintenance of restored habitat, captive-rearing and breeding of individuals from eggs to adults, vegetation surveys, and assistance with studies on butterfly behavior and plant demography. All technicians will live near Ft. Bragg, NC for the duration of the summer. Applicants must have or be working toward a bachelor’s degree in biology, fisheries and wildlife, or a related field. They also must be comfortable working outdoors all day in extreme heat and humidity and be willing to tolerate biting insects and the presence of venomous snakes. Candidates with previous field work experience will be especially favorably received. This position represents an excellent opportunity for enthusiastic and motivated students who are interested in gaining or expanding their field experience in conservation biology.

Additional information about the project is available on the web at: https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww4.ncsu.edu%2F%257Ehaddad%2FRareAnimals%2FRareAnimals.html&amp;data=02%7C01%7Cmadeline.hennessey%40uconn.edu%7Cccc538ff46a64ca516f208d79b363d59%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C637148529582790949&amp;sdata=TA%2B8YhHnXnH36wNCqKuYjPvPE%2Brn%2F8BdUMSPIMAOLy4%3D&amp;reserved=0

Compensation is $15/hour. Shared housing has been identified and rent will be split among researchers for approximately $425/month each including all utilities.

If interested, please send a cover letter describing why you are interested in and qualified for the position, resume, and the email address and phone number for two references to:  David Pavlik

Job Opportunity: Summer Field Botany Crew

Job Opportunity: Summer Field Botany Crew

We are looking for a skilled vegetation field worker for our National Park Service for our the Indiana Dunes National Park’s  Fire Effects Monitoring Crew.

Our primary field season runs from late May (early June*) to September. (*The schedule negotiated for for qualified student applicants.)

Our office is based in Porter, Indiana 46304. Travel is required to other parks in the midwest Great Lakes Fire Management and Border County Fire Management Zones

The ideal candidate would possess the following skills:

    ·         Detailed knowledge of the flora of the Midwestern United States and excellent botanical skills.

    ·         Ability to identify non flowering herbaceous specimens and identify woody seedlings.

    ·         Experience with collecting vegetation and ecological data in the field.

    ·         Attention to detail, organization and record keeping skills.

    ·         Experience with Microsoft Office software including Access or specialized databases.

    ÃƒÂ‚·         Familiarity with GPS units and digital cameras.

    ·         Ability to work effectively with people from a variety of culturally diverse backgrounds

The job announcement has just posted on USAjobs.gov.  Job Announcement Number:. It closes on1/23/2020 or until 100 applicaitons recevied  Further information and application process can be found on USAjob.gov search the announcement number or follow this link https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.usajobs.gov%2FGetJob%2FViewDetails%2F553424100&amp;data=02%7C01%7Cmadeline.hennessey%40uconn.edu%7Cccc538ff46a64ca516f208d79b363d59%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C637148529582780958&amp;sdata=v1jcjbmo7XcVTd4XUbOTBrzgTHp6jB6dMsKfNTVQupk%3D&amp;reserved=0

You can also search Porter, IN. and Biological Science Technician (Fire Effects)

Mary Fisher-Dunham

Fire Effects Program

Fire Management

MWR Great Lakes Fire Management Zone

of Region 3 ( formerly Midwest Region)



Indiana Dunes National Park

1100 North Mineral Springs Road

Porter, Indiana 46304




Research technician, switchgrass ecology and genomics

We seek an energetic, motivated research technician to participate in

experiments on the ecology, physiology, and genomics of switchgrass. This

is an opportunity to participate in integrative research studying the

genetic basis of ecological processes in an important native grass species.

The position will be administered through the University of Texas at

Austin and stationed with Philip Fay’s group at the USDA Grassland, Soil,

and Water Lab in Temple, TX (


This position is expected to continue until 14 August 2020 with possible

extensions based on job performance, progress towards research goals, and

new funding acquisition.

To apply, please submit a cover letter, CV, and contact information for

three references to


Direct any questions about the position to Robert Heckman (

robert.heckman@utexas.edu). Review of applications will begin immediately

and the position will remain open until filled. Start date is negotiable,

but preference will be given to applicants who are available earlier.

*Additional Information*

Purpose of position

The research assistant will work on experiments studying switchgrass

ecology, physiology, and genomics. The position will involve a combination

of plant propagation and greenhouse work, the completion of field

experiments, and lab processing of field samples.

Essential functions

Assist in the establishment, maintenance, and completion of switchgrass

field experiments. Assist in the collection, processing, and analysis of

plant samples harvested from field experiments. Utilize a variety of

scientific instruments to collect data from field experiments. Lab

processing of fields samples and greenhouse work. Collect, maintain and

analyze research data. Maintain physical structures associated with

switchgrass experiments. Assist in the curation, distribution and analysis

of data arising from research.


Class “C” Operator’s Driver’s License. Applicant selected must provide a

current three year Driving Record from the current state of residence. If

not currently a Texas resident, must obtain a Texas Driver’s License within

30 days after entering Texas as a new resident.

Marginal/Incidental functions

Other related functions as assigned, including assisting in other

experiments conducted by collaborating researchers. General lab tasks and

routine equipment maintenance.

Required qualifications

BA or BS degree in ecology, biology, agronomy, or related field. Must have

passed laboratory or research skills courses related to degree. Must

possess an independent, organized, and motivated attitude.

Preferred qualifications

Experience in plant propagation, field plot establishment and maintenance,

plant physiological measurements, such as leaf gas exchange, light

interception, and tissue nutrient content.

Working conditions

May work in all weather conditions. May work in extreme temperatures. May

work around standard office conditions. May work around chemicals.

Repetitive use of a keyboard at a workstation. Use of manual dexterity.

Climbing of stairs. Climbing of ladders. Lifting and moving. Field work may

require lifting and moving supplies/equipment weighing 50 pounds.

Position Announcement – Summer Field Forestry/Biology/Ecology Positions

8 Total Positions Available: 2 Crew Leads, 6 Technicians for Summer 2020

Monday, May 18th* – Friday, August 14th**

*Crew Leaders must be available beginning May 13th

**with possible extension through Friday, August 21st

Location: 4 positions near State College, PA and 4 positions in Coudersport, PA

Pay: Full time, 40hr/week appointment. Crew leaders – $12.50/hr; technicians – $11.50/hr. Housing is also provided for field crews.

Description: These positions are part of a long-term vegetation research and monitoring project assessing the effects of white-tailed deer browsing and other factors on understory plant community composition and tree regeneration in central and northern Pennsylvania.


Technicians: Must be able to find, monument, and inventory permanent forest vegetation plots using GPS and other tools in central or northern Pennsylvania. Daily duties include navigation to remote parts of Pennsylvania state forest lands, hiking up to 2 miles with equipment, and collection of quality vegetation monitoring data—the identification, size class, and abundance of more than 100 species of overstory and understory plants—with a field PC.

Crew Leaders: In addition to performing the duties described above, crew leaders must be able to successfully manage and lead a vegetation monitoring crew while they perform daily duties. This includes daily planning of plot visits, assessing access routes and equipment needs, and management/archiving of collected data.

Key qualifications:

Technicians: At least two years toward a natural resources baccalaureate degree; demonstrated plant identification skills (as evidenced by a course in plant ID, such as dendrology, and/or field experience collecting vegetation data); ability to work independently and reliably without direct supervision in challenging field conditions; and possession of a valid driver’s license.

Crew Leaders: Possession of a baccalaureate degree in natural resources or a related field; demonstrated plant identification skills (as evidenced by at least one season of experience as a field technician monitoring vegetation data); ability to supervise and manage field crews under difficult field conditions; possession of a valid driver’s license.

Questions: Contact Michael Perkins at mdp297@psu.edu.

Application deadline: Applications will reviewed as they are received.

To apply: Send a letter, résumé, transcripts, and contact information for three references (via email preferred) to Bobbi Joy Scovern. At least one reference should be able to comment on your plant identification skills. In your letter, please indicate if you would like to be considered for a crew leader position.

Email applications to:

Bobbi Joy Scovern, Administrative Support Assistant

Pennsylvania Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit

419 Forest Resources Building

University Park, PA 16802

Email: bys5@psu.edu

Phone: 814-865-4511

Summer Forestry Technician Positions at Apostle Islands National Lakeshore

We are seeking applicants for three summer Forestry Technician positions at Apostle Islands National Lakeshore. These positions run May 27, 2020 to August 26, 2020 (dates are firm) with a compensation of $11.00-$11.50/hour, depending on experience.

The incumbents will be employed by Northland College, but will work directly with, and report to, the Great Lakes Network of the National Park Service Inventory & Monitoring (I&M) program. The goals of the I&M program include monitoring key environmental variables so that ecological change can be detected and addressed in a timely manner. The incumbents will assist with sampling vegetation.

These are largely field based positions. The incumbents will assist with the sampling of permanent forest monitoring plots at Apostle Islands National Lakeshore in Wisconsin. Incumbents will collect extensive monitoring data on trees and coarse woody materials, take tree cores, and assess tree health. Field work will be performed in teams of 2-3 people. The incumbents may also spend approximately 5-10% of time performing computer work.

These positions operate on an 8-day on/6-day off schedule. During the 8-day sampling periods, incumbents will be expected to carry field equipment weighing up to 50 lbs. They will be exposed to high temperatures, stinging and biting insects, including thick mosquitoes, and poisonous plants. Hikes to and from plots will be as long as five miles, each direction. The position involves extensive camping, sometimes up to seven consecutive nights.

The incumbents are responsible for securing and paying for their own housing in the Ashland, Wisconsin area. Beginning June 24th, incumbents will be working (and camping) primarily on the islands during their 8-day sampling periods. Logistics will be explained in full during interviews. Due to the remote nature of the work, difficult logistics with boat transport, and the short sampling window, we are unable to accommodate individuals who wish to take leave during the scheduled 8-day sampling events. However, the 8-day on/6-day off schedule provides five 6-day-long opportunities for leave over the summer.

To Apply: Please send a cover letter, detailed resume (no page limit), professional references, and unofficial transcripts to Suzanne Sanders (suzanne_sanders@nps.gov) by January 31, 2020. Include a phone number and email address that you check regularly. If you are selected for an interview, you will be contacted in early February. No phone calls or emails, other than applications, please.

Aquatic Biology Seasonal Technician II

The Jones Center At Ichauway invites applications for a full time,

temporary, *Seasonal Technician II*, in the Aquatic Biology Lab. This is a

temporary position that will be available March 9th- June 1st, 2020 with

the possibility of extension.

The 28,000-acre Research Center is located approximately 30 miles south of

Albany, Georgia. The Center’s research, education, and conservation

programs focus on ecology and natural resource management. The site

includes 16,000 acres of longleaf pine forests, over 1,000 acres of

wetlands, and 26 miles of stream and river ecosystems. For more information

visit our website at *https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=www.jonesctr.org&amp;data=02%7C01%7Cmadeline.hennessey%40uconn.edu%7Cccc538ff46a64ca516f208d79b363d59%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C637148529582770959&amp;sdata=OUrAcKpWLtRaKWshv%2Fg%2BHZjnfJeIucOB1sb7COdNWyw%3D&amp;reserved=0 * .

Job Requirements: The successful candidate will work with water quality

studies of streams, lakes, and rivers. The candidate will assist with water

quality collection, conducting population surveys of native mussels, fish,

and exotic plants and animals. Other responsibilities will include sorting

and identifying aquatic macro-invertebrates, acid washing and data entry.

Experience in field biology/ecology required and must be able to swim and

snorkel. Must have the ability to conduct moderate to strenuous physical

activity in the field, under demanding field conditions (i.e. heat, high

humidity, and insects) and independently follow instructions.  Must be

comfortable working out of small research boats and canoes.

Minimum qualifications: B.S. with experience in biology, ecology or related

field.  Experience with MS- Windows based computers required.  Must be able

to swim and snorkel.

Salary: $11.00 per hour with housing

$12.00 per hour without housing

Limited on-site housing is available.

A cover letter, resume and references including available start date should

be sent by email to: jobs@jonesctr.org AND to:  Chelsea.smith@jonesctr.org.

Subject line: *Aquatic Biology Seasonal Technician II*. For additional

information regarding this position contact Chelsea Smith by email at


Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the

position is filled.

The Jones Center is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/E-Verify

Employer.  Applicants must be authorized to work in the United States.


The Kalahari Mole-Rat Project run by the University of Cambridge (UK) is
> looking for several volunteer research assistants to carry out exciting
> experiments with captive Damaraland mole-rats, cooperatively breeding
> subterranean rodents, at the Kuruman River Reserve in the South African
> Kalahari Desert.
> Our research broadly investigates the influence of genes, hormones,
> breeding and social factors on individual developmental, growth,
> behaviours and ageing.
> This position is particularly suited, but not exclusively, for people
> aiming to carry on their academic education or hold a management position
> in a research project. Successful applicants can expect to gain invaluable
> experience in animal handling procedures and in conducting and managing
> experiments.
> They will also gain database skills (MySQL) and will be provided with
> the opportunity to work on a personal analysis project. Costs of food
> and accommodation while at the project will be covered. A contribution
> towards travel costs will be made (300 Euros/Year) Applicants should
> be available for a period of 6 to 12 months, starting February-May
> 2020. They should be hardworking, enthusiastic, physically fit, and
> prepared for long hours in the laboratory. Successful applicants will be
> responsible to run experiments and will be involved in data collection
> (behavioural observations, collection of biological samples), data
> editing and animal handling.
> If you are interested in this position send your CV and cover letter
> stating your availability to molerat.volunteer@gmail.com. Shortlisted
> applicants will be invited for a Skype interview.
> Deadline: 28th February 2020 (spontaneous applications beyond this date
> are welcome)
> Philippe Vullioud <philippe.vullioud@gmail.com>

Graduate position: UMaine.AnimalBehaviorConservation

 PhD Position in Animal Behavior and Conservation, University of Maine
> An NSF funded PhD position is available to work in Alessio Mortelliti�s
> lab (alessiomortelliti.weebly.com) focusing on how individual variation
> in behavior (personality) impacts population, community, and ecosystem
> dynamics. The PhD student will design and implement a series of field
> experiments focusing on the ecological consequences of personality,
> using small mammals and seed dispersal as a model systems. The study will
> be conducted in the context of an ongoing large scale field experiment
> focused on land-use change and will include a citizen science component.
> The ideal candidate would have a strong passion for field work as
> well as strong quantitative and writing skills. Previous experience
> working with small mammals is not mandatory. The position is at the
> University of Maine flagship institution in Orono, with an active and
> diverse wildlife graduate department. The position includes a stipend
> (through RA and TA, for up to 5 years), full tuition waiver and 50%
> of the health insurance.Expected start of the position: June 2020.
> More information available here:
> Informal inquiries are welcome. Applicants with an MS degree are strongly
> preferred. To apply please send (as one unique PDF file): 1) A cover
> letter addressing why you want this position and what skills you would
> bring to the project, 2) curriculum vitae, 3) unofficial transcripts
> (undergraduate and MS), 4) GRE scores (if available) to: Dr. Alessio
> Mortelliti (alessio.mortelliti@maine.edu) Application review will begin
> on January 27, 2020and continue until the position is filled.
> Dr. Alessio Mortelliti
> Assistant Professor of Wildlife Habitat Conservation
> Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Conservation Biology
> University of Maine
> 5755 Nutting Hall, Room 228
> Orono, ME 04469
> Office: 207-581-2915
> Alessio Mortelliti <alessio.mortelliti@maine.edu>

Graduate Position: ClarkU.AnnelidNeuralEvodevo

We are accepting applicants after the Clark University
> Deadline.
> A PhD position is available in the laboratory of N¨¦va Meyer at Clark
> University in Worcester, MA USA beginning in late August 2020 as follows:
> The successful applicant will develop a project focused on molecular
> control of neural specification in the annelid Capitella teleta, but
> this can be expanded to include other spiralians/lophotrochozoans and
> different avenues of research depending on the applicant¡¯s interests and
> goals. Possible avenues of research include analysis of fate specification
> via blastomere isolation, genetic manipulation, and transcriptomic
> profiling. There will be multiple opportunities for career development,
> including mentoring, participating as a guest lecturer in courses taught
> by the PI, and attending workshops such as the Embryology course at the
> Marine Biological Laboratories.
> Spiralians are a great group of animals to study evolution of body plans
> in part because many spiralian taxa develop via a stereotypic and likely
> ancestral cleavage program. Ultimately, this cleavage program results in
> formation of highly diverse body plans. Research in Dr. Meyer¡¯s lab
> is currently focused on understanding how centralized nervous systems
> evolved. The research community that studies evolution and development
> of spiralians is rapidly growing and is very welcoming and collaborative.
> The successful applicant will enter Clark University’s Biology PhD program
> with an anticipated start date in late August. Previous experience in
> molecular biology and working with marine larvae and/or bioinformatics is
> desirable. Additionally, the Meyer lab is interested in creative, engaged
> applicants who can contribute to diversity of the academic community,
> for example via outreach to students from historically underrepresented
> communities. The successful applicant will be guaranteed funding for
> five years through a combination of research assistantships and teaching
> assistantships.
> Please email a cover letter explaining your interest in the position
> and qualifications and a CV to nmeyer@clarku.edu.


 The BridgeUP: STEM program at the AMNH is excited to announce that the
> application for the Helen Fellowship is open.  This fellowship is a
> one-year residency for post-baccalaureate, self-identifying females,
> to devote time immersed in computational scientific research and
> educational outreach at the AMNH.  This fellowship is an initiative at
> the AMNH dedicated to increasing the diversity of the talent pipeline
> by providing underrepresented students access to the skills and tools
> required for the 21st Century.
> To learn more about the fellowship and the application process, visit
> A colorful PDF flyer can be downloaded at this website.
> Who is eligible to apply?
> The fellowship is intended for recent college graduates with a conferred
> bachelor�s or master�s degree in computer science, natural sciences,
> applied mathematics, computational science, or other relevant majors
> prior to the fellowship start date in September.
> What are the benefits?
> Fellows will receive an annual salary of $70,000 plus generous benefits.
> Funding is also available for research, travel and equipment expenses.
> How do I apply?
> The online application is now open and is due by midnight of February
> 2nd, 2020.  To learn more about application requirements, visit

Graduate Position: MississippiStateU.EvolutionaryGenomicsReproduction

The Dapper Lab (https://nam10.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=www.amy-dapper.com&amp;data=02%7C01%7Cmiranda.l.davis%40uconn.edu%7C1d851d7589434c294d5708d799b38ccc%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C1%7C637146868748712557&amp;sdata=0%2Fy4Ia56QGr2oMgfHuIEtQ7xdrGD%2BEx6f%2FfyA%2FVeRNk%3D&amp;reserved=0) at Mississippi State University
> is recruiting graduate students (M.S. or PhD) for positions starting
> Fall 2020.
> The Dapper Lab is broadly interested in using evolutionary genetic
> approaches to understand the origin and maintenance of genetic diversity
> �V primarily through studying the evolution of reproduction.   Students
> will have the opportunity to develop independent research projects
> that combine population genetic, quantitative genetic, bioinformatic,
> mathematical models, and/or molecular genetic approaches.  Current topics
> of interest in the lab include the evolution of meiotic genes in mammals,
> experimental evolution of recombination in nematodes, and the rapid
> evolution of reproductive genes.
> Interested students should contact Dr. Amy Dapper
> (dapper@biology.msstate.edu), providing a description of your research
> interests and experiences and a CV or resume.
> For full consideration for the fall semester, applications
> should be submitted to the department by February 28th, 2018.
> Information on Graduate Studies in the Department of Biological
> Sciences (https://nam10.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.biology.msstate.edu&amp;data=02%7C01%7Cmiranda.l.davis%40uconn.edu%7C1d851d7589434c294d5708d799b38ccc%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C1%7C637146868748712557&amp;sdata=gZzvR7Hake3O4bEESRog8CR%2BSXA3Z%2FXZGRN9mBkbQvA%3D&amp;reserved=0) is available at
> Amy L. Dapper
> Department of Biological Sciences
> Mississippi State University
> “Dapper, Amy” <dapper@biology.msstate.edu>

Now Hiring Fisheries Lab Technologist

The Fisheries Ecology Lab  at

the University of South Alabama/Dauphin Island Sea Lab is now hiring a full

time B.S./B.A. level Research Technologist. Experience in identification of

marine fishes via SCUBA and/or video is preferred. This position is

primarily lab based conducting ROV video analyses and fish sample

processing; though some field work will be required. Dive opportunities are

offered to AAUS certified divers.

Essential Functions:

Conducts complex and varied laboratory analyses and experiments in the lab

and field; performs complex physical chemical and biological analyses of

field and laboratory samples; applies a variety of specialized fisheries

sampling techniques to include video data analyses (identification,

measurements, and fish counts), and fishing/fish sampling; analyzes data

using quantitative and qualitative techniques; prepares reports of findings

using a PC; supervises lower level staff and students to include assigning

duties and checking work; regular and prompt attendance; ability to work

schedule as defined and overtime as required; related duties as required.

**Grant funded position through the University of South Alabama- must be

eligible for hire through University of South Alabama. Applicant must meet

minimum qualifications to apply.

Please see job posting/apply at


Position open until filled. If you need assistance with the People Admin

application process, contact USA Human Resources at 251-460-6133

Job announcement – disease ecology seasonal project assistants (2) at the Cary Institute, NY

The Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies is currently accepting applications for Seasonal Project Assistants “Mouse-mast Project” (up to 2)

Research:  We are researching the dynamics of mammalian communities and the relationships between mammals, ticks, oak trees, and Lyme disease. Location is the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies in New York’s Hudson River Valley.

Job Description:  Duties include live-trapping small mammals, reliably recording trapping data, sampling abundance of ticks, wildlife camera deployment, tree seed collection, and tree surveys within eastern deciduous forest plots. Early morning and late afternoon hours are required.

Qualifications:  Meticulous attention to detail and experience in field ecology is required. Prior experience handling small mammals is highly desirable and Northeastern U.S. tree identification is preferred.

Employment can begin May 11 or May 18, 2020, with an end date of approximately mid-October 2020. Position reports to Dr. Richard S. Ostfeld and is full time, 35 hours/week. This is an hourly, non-exempt, non-benefited position.

Wage is commensurate with education and experience. The final candidate will be required to complete a post-offer, pre-employment driving background check successfully. All candidates must be authorized to work in the U.S. On-site or nearby housing is available. Review of applications will begin on January 20, 2020.

To Apply:

Go to – https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.caryinstitute.org%2Fabout%2Fcareers-cary%3Fbzid%3Dda6c9d2289fd&amp;data=02%7C01%7Cmadeline.hennessey%40uconn.edu%7C927b5b6a733540cd8c9808d798da9ca7%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C637145937142678068&amp;sdata=hmuXoRw9gudIYU0BwXbhX524WUg%2BrNi1gJr3Hh9kp9o%3D&amp;reserved=0

Please click the “Apply Now” button. Under “Resume” on the application page, click the “Upload Resume” link to upload a single PDF file consisting of a letter of application, a resume, and the names, phone numbers, and email addresses of three professional references. Please contact Patricia Jones (845-677-7600 x. 109) with any questions about applying.

The Cary Institute is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and Affirmative Action (AA) employer. It is the policy of the Company to provide equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, familial status, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.

Botanist position at the Florida Natural Areas Inventory

The Florida Natural Areas Inventory (FNAI) at Florida State University is

looking for an experienced botanist to work under the supervision of FNAI’s

senior botanist on an array of applied research projects supporting land

management and conservation in Florida.  This is a full time position with

full university benefits.  Field work will include vegetation sampling,

rare or invasive plant surveys and natural community delineation (GIS

mapping).  Work will be conducted on conservation lands from the Keys to

the Panhandle.   Work will be split between field and office time, but will

involve a considerable number of long field days in often challenging

conditions – extreme temperatures, humidity, sun, biting insects, dense

vegetation.  Candidates must be comfortable working in small groups, or

sometimes alone, in areas with sporadic cell service, navigating to field

sites through difficult terrain, and walking long distances.

Current FNAI projects that the candidate may assist with include:

   – Rare plant surveys

   – Wetland reference site characterization

   – Natural community (ecosystem/vegetative community) mapping

   – Invasive plant surveys and evaluation of treatment efficacy

   – Vegetation monitoring plot data collection to inform land management

POSITION TITLE:    Botanist (full time, one year, USPS

position *with potential for extension*)

SUPERVISOR:          Amy Jenkins

LOCATION:             Tallahassee, FL

DATE PREPARED:  January, 2020

CLOSING DATE:     Midnight January 31, 2020

Salary:                        $18.50/hour (expected depending on



The *Florida Natural Areas Inventory (FNAI)  *is

Florida’s Natural Heritage Program and state member of the *NatureServe*

network.  We are housed within the *Florida

Resources and Environmental Analysis Center*

at *Florida

State University* .  As the Florida Heritage Program,

one of our primary responsibilities is maintaining a spatial database of

information on Florida’s rarest species and conservation lands but we also

work on an array of applied research projects to inform conservation and

land management decisions making with funding provided by state and federal

agency partners.  Our office is off-campus in Midtown which is centrally

located near shops, restaurants, and historic neighborhoods.  The larger

Tallahassee region offers many outdoor recreation opportunities in the

nearby Apalachicola National Forest and a number of coastal parks and

refuges within a short drive from town.


1.      Identify plants, collect data on vegetative structure and

composition, and distinguish vegetative communities using standard field


2.      Process field data and prepare maps using ArcGIS, analyze spatial

and tabular data

3.      Participate in meetings with co-workers, and agency partners as

necessary to coordinate project activities and present results as required

by project.

4.      Assist in the completion of technical reports and/or manuscripts

upon project completion.


1.      Bachelor’s degree in the botany or biological sciences (master’s

degree or PhD preferred)

2.      Minimum of one year (two years or more preferred) full-time

experience collecting botanical field data.

3.      Experience identifying plants using taxonomic keys and extensive

knowledge of the flora of the southeastern US, preferably Florida.

4.      Good organizational skills and meticulous attention to detail.

5.      Ability to work independently and under pressure of deadlines and

to provide written responses in a timely manner.

6.      Ability to communicate well in person and in writing.

7.      Ability to work well with FNAI staff scientists and other

university or agency partners.

8.      A commitment to conducting professional conservation work and

delivering high quality products.

9.      Willingness to travel frequently during the week for multi-day work

trips in remote areas.

10.  Excellent physical condition and the ability to conduct rigorous field

work in adverse conditions.

Other Preferred Skills:

1.      Experience with remote sensing, natural community and habitat

interpretation from aerial photographs and satellite imagery.

2.      Experience or familiarity with ArcGIS and database management


3.      Experience/interest in primitive camping (camping on site during

the cooler months allows FNAI staff to make good use of daylight in areas

where hotels are far away)

4.      Experience using R for data analysis.

5.      Experience using python programming language.

6.      Experience with LiDAR/Laser Scanner data processing and




Disease Ecology Project Assistant Opportunities Available at the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies

The Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies is accepting applications for the

following position:

Disease Ecology Project Assistant, “The Tick Project” (up to 12)

Research:  The Tick Project  is a randomized,

placebo-controlled, double-blind research program to design and test a

tick-control strategy for preventing human cases of tick-borne disease.

The study is conducted at the scale of entire residential neighborhoods

within the Lyme-disease endemic zone of the northeastern United States.

The study emphasizes principles of disease ecology in the context of

disease prevention.

Job Description: Project Assistants are needed to study the effects of tick

management interventions on the abundance and distribution of blacklegged

ticks and risk of tick-borne disease in people.  Location is the Cary

Institute of Ecosystem Studies in New York’s Hudson River Valley, with

travel to sites throughout Dutchess County, New York.  Duties include

sampling, collecting, and identifying ticks from residential neighborhoods,

live-trapping small mammals, along with gathering and entering data on tick

encounters with local residents.

Qualifications: Meticulous attention to detail and experience in field

ecology is required. Prior experience with tick sampling or handling small

mammals is highly desirable. The ability to work in small teams and to

withstand hot and humid field conditions is essential.

Employment: Employment to begin between April 13 and May 15, with an end

date of approximately September 11, 2020 with the possibility of extension.

Position reports to Dr. Richard S. Ostfeld and is full time, 35 hours/week.

This is an hourly, non-exempt, non-benefited position. Wages are

commensurate with education and experience. The final candidate will be

required to complete a post-offer, pre-employment driving background check

successfully. Candidates must be authorized to work in the U.S. On-site or

nearby housing is available. Review of applications will occur as

applications are received. Posting is open until April 1, 2020 or until


To Apply: Please submit a job application using this link


clicking the “Apply Now” button at the bottom of the page. Under “Resume”

on the application page, click the “Upload Resume” link to upload a single

PDF file consisting of a letter of application, a resume, and the names,

phone numbers, and email addresses of three professional references. Please

contact Patricia Jones (jonesp@caryinstitute.org) with any questions about


The Cary Institute is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and Affirmative

Action (AA) employer. It is the policy of the Company to provide equal

employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to

race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national

origin, age, familial status, protected veteran or disabled status, or

genetic information.

Job Announcement: Forest Ecology Field Technician Positions in the southern Sierra Nevada

Job Description:

We are hiring 10 to 14 field technicians to work at the Teakettle Experimental Forest for the summer of 2020. Teakettle is a 1300 ha old-growth, mixed-conifer forest 80 km east of Fresno, CA in the southern Sierra Nevada. This summer we will be collecting pretreatment data for a watershed wide prescribed burn experiment. We will be hiring 8 to 10 technicians to work on a forestry crew and 2 to 4 technicians to work on a botany crew.  The forestry crew will be tasked with establishing experimental plots, mapping forest structure using a surveyor’s total station, basic tree measurements and conducting fuels transect surveys. The botany crew will be tasked with understory vegetation surveys in both the untreated watershed and treated plots.  Additionally, both crews will assist visiting scientists with their projects as needed. These projects may include: basic soils work (coring, soil moisture, etc.), seedling inventories, and tree coring. Desired skills include plant identification, use of a total station, basic knowledge of tree measurements, and previous experience working as a crewmember. The facilities at Teakettle are rustic due to the remote location of the station. The cabin has solar power, bathrooms, a kitchen and common space; individuals will spend the summer sleeping in tents. The nearest town for supplies is Shaver Lake, CA, approximately a 1-hour drive from the field station.

The pay rate is $15/hr and crew members will work four 10 hour days each week. The field season will run 12 weeks from the middle of June to the first week of September. The official start date will be determined in late April.

Preferred Qualifications:

Preference will be given to applicants who have spent at least one season working on a field crew or have experience working in a remote field location. Preference will also be given to applicants who have prior experience with plant identification, basic tree measurements (i.e. DBH), line-intercept sampling or using a total station.

How to Apply:

To apply, you will need to submit an application through the University of New Mexico’s Job Portal. First, go to UNM Jobs (https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Funmjobs.unm.edu%2F&amp;data=02%7C01%7Cmadeline.hennessey%40uconn.edu%7C927b5b6a733540cd8c9808d798da9ca7%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C637145937142668071&amp;sdata=JEmmfzDgpG40ZItJmE95KPKuyVTXvpgQJg5d4BTo%2BhU%3D&amp;reserved=0) and select “Search for a Job”. In the search bar, search “req11587” or “Field Research Tech/Life Sci”. Once the listing has appeared, select “Apply Now”. In your cover letter, please specify whether you have a preference to work on the forestry crew or botany crew. Review of applications will begin on February 3, 2020. The application will close after all positions have been filled.

**Please note that a New Mexico Driver’s License IS NOT REQUIRED for this position**

Contact Information:

If you have any questions or concerns regarding the application process, please contact Marissa Goodwin at mjgoodwin@unm.edu.

Link to Teakettle Website:


Early Alert Job Announcement –Botanist GS 5/7/9 permanent full time Northern Research Station USDA Forest Service

OUTREACH NOTICE of job to be posted in the near future:  USDA Forest Service, Northern Research Station, Morgantown, WV

Job Title:  Botanist

Series and Grade: 0430, ladder position GS 5/7/9 (could be hired at any of the three grades, depending on experience and qualifications; https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.opm.gov%2Fpolicy-data-oversight%2Fclassification-qualifications%2Fgeneral-schedule-qualification-standards%2F0400%2Fbotany-series-0430%2F&amp;data=02%7C01%7Cmadeline.hennessey%40uconn.edu%7C927b5b6a733540cd8c9808d798da9ca7%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C637145937142658079&amp;sdata=d9ZLSVF7NIrLZyetN5jH4SMfqM4vI%2BkMNBwyUg3zBiQ%3D&amp;reserved=0.

Salary Range:  $39,291 – $59,534

Location (Duty Station):  Northern Research Station (NRS) Forest Science Laboratory in Morgantown, WV

Duration:  Permanent and full time with health, retirement, and life insurance benefits in addition to annual and sick leave.

The selected person will provide professional, scientific assistance using a variety of botanical skills that support Forest Service research on native, nonnative, invasive, and sensitive plant species in pristine and disturbed forest ecosystems.

Major Duties:

  *   Conduct vegetation inventories at population, community, and landscape scales

  *   Select research sites and establish new field monitoring plots and experiments evaluating invasion biology, ecology, and forest restoration

  *   Collect and prepare voucher specimens and maintain the NRS Herbarium

  *   Set up and maintain common garden, greenhouse, and growth chamber experiments including propagation, watering, fertilizing, mowing, pest-detection, and monitoring environmental settings and sensors

  *   Measure morphological and physiological plant attributes

  *   Collect seed and evaluate germination rates and seed viability

  *   Collect soil for seed bank analyses and soil nutrient composition

  *   Oversee and maintain equipment associated with both field and laboratory research; field equipment may include such items as increment borers, soil augers, battery operated mower; laboratory equipment may include light meters, data loggers, incubators, balances, growth chambers and greenhouse growing space; maintenance may include changing light bulbs and filters as needed and cleaning/sanitizing between experiments

  *   Maintain data in appropriate and organized database/spreadsheet files; summarize and interpret data; assist with presentations and papers

  *   Collect spatial data and make digital maps of site and plant species locations

Morgantown WV is a small university city in northern WV with many amenities and community services normally associated with larger cities. Recently, it was rated third-best small US city to live in. A federally-sponsored day care facility is available to employees. Outdoor recreation activities abound with the Monongahela National Forest nearby. Morgantown is 1.5 hours from Pittsburgh, PA and 4 hours from Washington, DC.

Vacancy Announcement

The vacancy announcement for this position will be posted in the near future on the U.S. Government’s official website for employment opportunities at https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=www.usajobs.gov&amp;data=02%7C01%7Cmadeline.hennessey%40uconn.edu%7C927b5b6a733540cd8c9808d798da9ca7%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C637145937142658079&amp;sdata=Vu1OtYLzJXDHmgKi4om2NTyX0HDn44ZH3AdpgW7CXvU%3D&amp;reserved=0. All persons indicating an interest in applying for this position will be notified when the position is posted. Those who wish to be considered for this position must apply to the vacancy announcement and upload all required documentation, including transcripts and eligibility for special authority hiring, as appropriate. All applicants who have applied to the announcement and are found to be qualified

and in the quality group will be referred for consideration.

Contacts: If you have questions or wish to be sent notice of the vacancy announcement posting, please contact Dr. Cynthia Huebner, USDA Forest Service, Northern Research Station, 180 Canfield St. Morgantown, WV 26505, cynthia.d.huebner@usda.gov, 304-285-1582.

United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) prohibits discrimination in all its programs and activities on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, religion, age, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation, and marital or family status. (Not all prohibited bases apply to all programs.) Persons with disabilities who require alternative means for communication of program information (Braille, large print, audiotape, etc.) Should contact USDA’s TARGET CENTER at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TDD). To file a complaint of discrimination, write USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, Room 326-W, Whitten Building, 14th and Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, DC 20250-9410 or call (202) 720-5964 (voice and TDD). The USDA Forest Service provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the contact person or office identified earlier in this announcement for assistance. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis. The USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

Colonial Waterbird Internship – San Francisco Bay Bird Observatory


The San Francisco Bay Bird Observatory (SFBBO) is seeking a part-time intern to assist with the Colonial Waterbird Program.  The internship will begin February 1, 2020 and extend through August 31, 2020.  The internship will be based in Milpitas, CA, although many tasks can be completed remotely.  The intern will receive training and mentorship from SFBBO staff and will develop their skills in data management, volunteer management, and waterbird survey techniques. The intern’s primary role will be managing volunteers, data entry, and maintaining a database for the Colonial Waterbird Monitoring Program, a citizen science project. The intern may also assist with SFBBO’s California Gull Research and Monitoring and Avian Disease Prevention programs (https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.sfbbo.org%2Favian-science.html&amp;data=02%7C01%7Cmadeline.hennessey%40uconn.edu%7C927b5b6a733540cd8c9808d798da9ca7%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C637145937142618103&amp;sdata=RZAPZqR6jwcBmMbGMCOOJ123BDY1SzFy6QaLMvWgAnY%3D&amp;reserved=0).

Key Responsibilities:

•    Manage volunteer site assignments and respond to inquiries

•    Enter, proof, and manage colonial waterbird data collected by citizen scientists

•    Prepare short summary reports of colonial waterbird data for local organizations

•    Prepare training materials for citizen scientists and plan or participate in outreach events

•    Conduct gull counts in the field during breeding season

•    Assist with surveys to collect dead, diseased, and injured birds in South Bay sloughs as part of an effort to prevent avian botulism outbreaks

•    Work with SFBBO staff, partner agencies, and volunteers to coordinate field work

•    Assist with other SFBBO projects as assigned

Required Qualifications:

•    Coursework toward a degree in biology, ecology, or related field

•    Solid computer skills and experience with data entry, proofing, and analysis

•    Strong work ethic, organizational skills, and attention to detail

•    Ability to work independently and as part of a team

•    Effective oral and written communication skills

•    Interest in working with volunteers/citizen scientists

Preferred Qualifications:

•    Familiarity with waterbird species of the San Francisco Bay

•    Experience using Microsoft Access and Excel

•    Experience doing fieldwork with spotting scopes

•    Previous participation in citizen science programs

Applicants should be students or recent graduates (within the last year) with a degree in wildlife biology, environmental science or a related field.  This is a part-time unpaid internship position. The schedule is flexible and many tasks can be performed from a computer remotely. The intern will have weekly meetings with the Program Director. The internship will require on average 5-10 hours per week. Weeks with field work may require up to 15 hours per week on a limited basis. If field work is performed, an SFBBO vehicle or reimbursement for use of a personal vehicle will be available for pre-approved, work-related travel.  SFBBO will also provide most field gear, including a spotting scope.

To Apply: Please e-mail the following materials to Dr. Max Tarjan, mtarjan@sfbbo.org:  1) cover letter, 2) resume, and 3) list of three references (names, email addresses, and phone numbers).  Include all materials in one Word or PDF file, and include your last name in the file name. Include “Colonial Waterbird Internship” in the e-mail subject. Application review will begin on January 17th.  SFBBO is an EOE.

Entry Level Biological Science Technician – Needed

*To learn more and apply, please follow the link below:*


The Biological Science Technician will provide national service at the

Bureau of Land Management Eagle Lake Field Office (Susanville, CA), a host

site for the Great Basin Institute’s AmeriCorps Environmental Service



Working cooperatively with the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Eagle Lake

Field Office, the Great Basin Institute is recruiting two Biological

Science Technicians to assist BLM resource specialists with noxious weed

treatment and monitoring.

*Primary duties:*

• Treat invasive plant infestations (Treatments primarily involve using

herbicides, but may also be accomplished by hand-pulling and/or using hand

tools, power tools, mowers, and other standardized control methods);

• Identify non-native plant species using various field guides and survey

for target plants;

• Collect data on infestation location and status;

• Accurately and legibly record data related to invasive plant treatments

according to specific protocols; and

• Perform basic mathematical calculations related to herbicide mixing and


This is a primarily field-based position which requires physical labor and

daily hiking. Service will be performed in an outdoor environment that

ranges from cold and wet to hot and dry. This work may require physical

exertion over steep, wet, muddy, slippery, rough, uneven or rocky surfaces;

and may include bending, crouching, stooping, stretching, reaching, and

similar activities. There is potential for overnight camping in remote

areas, but it is not required.  BLM seasonal crews typically serve 4

10-hour day work weeks (Mon-Thu).


The BLM Eagle Lake Field Office is located in Susanville, California, in

the vicinity of many outdoor recreation opportunities, including fishing,

mountain biking, hiking/backpacking, and skiing/snowboarding. Susanville is

located in northeastern California, with access to nearby national forests

and the Sierra Nevada range to the south.


• AmeriCorps Living Allowance: $12,060.00 (approximately $960 biweekly

before taxes)

• AmeriCorps Education Award*: $3,047.50 (upon successful completion)

• Housing Stipend: $75/week

• Field Camping Per Diem: $15/day if applicable

• Medical, dental, and vision insurance available at no-cost

*AmeriCorps Education Award may be used for past, present or future

education experiences, including payment of qualifying federal student

loans. Student loan forbearance is also available.

*Technical Requirements:*

o Knowledge and interest in botany and plant identification – prior

experience with invasive plant management preferred;

o Willingness to utilize chemical herbicide treatment methods;

o Experience utilizing hand-held GPS units or tablets for navigation and/or

data collections preferred, along with basic computer skills;

o Ability to carry backpack sprayer or up to 40 pounds in a backpack, and

otherwise maintain good physical condition;

o Experience operating 4WD trucks on and off-road, including mountainous

forest roads, preferred;

o Knowledge and experience in operating off highway vehicles such as

Utility Terrain Vehicles (UTV)  desirable

Additional Requirements:

o Possess a clean, valid, state-issued driver’s license with ability to

safely operate and maintain a 4WD vehicle on and off paved roads;

o Ability to work productively and cooperatively as part of a team focused

on accomplishing mutual goals and communicate effectively, both written and

orally, with a diverse audience;

o Possess good organizational skills and be detail oriented;

o Ability to work in challenging environmental conditions, work in all

types of weather conditions, traverse uneven terrain, and perform required

physical activities; and

o Meet AmeriCorps eligibility requirements: (1) U.S. citizenship or legal

resident alien status, (2) eligible to receive an AmeriCorps Education

Award (limit of four in a lifetime or the equivalent of two full-time

education awards), (3) pass National Sex Offender Public Website (NSOPW)

and federal criminal background checks, (4) adhere to the rules,

regulations and code of conduct as specified in the Member Service

Agreement; and (5) will not engage in any prohibited activities as listed

in the Member Service Agreement.

Environmental Programmer at ICF

Do you have excellent computer programming skills, especially in C#? Do you have a formal academic or career background in the biological or environmental sciences, or a strong personal interest in fisheries or river ecosystems? If so, this position might be a great opportunity for you.

We have a position open for a Programmer at ICF, based out of the Portland, OR or Seattle, WA office on our Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences Team. A large part of this position will be dedicated to training in, updating, and utilizing a complex, data-driven ecosystem model. Additional responsibilities may include programming, mathematical modeling, or data analysis for a variety of environmental projects. Ideally, the Programmer will have broad quantitative and problem-solving expertise, with experience using creative and sophisticated techniques.

The official job posting can be found here:  https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.icf.com%2Fcareers%2Fjobs%2FR1904914&amp;data=02%7C01%7Cmadeline.hennessey%40uconn.edu%7C927b5b6a733540cd8c9808d798da9ca7%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C637145937142618103&amp;sdata=6zSQjDfHqGq9DN9uWxcuvSNjW4R48bGrjw1Cbs8BQbY%3D&amp;reserved=0

Ecological/Archaeological Monitoring Field Technician Needed

To learn more and apply, please follow the link below:


The ecological monitoring program at GBI serves as an excellent

professional development opportunity for burgeoning natural resource

professionals looking for experience in botanical, soil, and rangeland

surveys. This program is a component of our well-established Research

Associate Program, which focuses on the conservation of natural resources

in the Intermountain West. As an element of this program, participants will

implement the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) national Assessment,

Inventory, and Monitoring (AIM) strategy, which is targeted at collecting

standardized inventory and long-term ecological data at multiple scales

across western public lands. In accordance with these strategies and

through partnerships with multiple agencies, GBI’s ecological monitoring

program is dedicated to providing college graduates and emerging

professionals with hands-on survey, inventory, monitoring, and reporting

experience in natural resource management.

In order to follow required compliances for cultural resources, GBI is

recruiting a field lead with archaeological competencies for this work in

the Moab and Monticello BLM Field Offices, stationed out of a remote GBI

office in Moab, Utah.


In cooperation with the BLM-Utah, Moab and Monticello Field Offices, GBI is

recruiting two Field Technicians to work cooperatively with BLM Resource

Managers and GBI Ecological Monitoring Leads and another Field Technician.

The Field Lead will coordinate the field crew consisting of one Lead and

two Technicians to characterize vegetation using the Assessment, Inventory

and Monitoring (AIM) protocol. Training for AIM will be provided by the GBI

and the BLM.

Duties include following established field protocols to conduct vegetation

sampling and field data collection on new and existing monitoring sites

within the Moab and Monticello BLM Field Offices. Prior to establishing and

sampling a site, an archaeological clearance will be performed by the BLM

initially of known archeological sites and this technician will assist if

more sites are found when doing the AIM protocol.

*Field work will include:*

– Conducting a general survey of the site to ensure that cultural sites and

artifacts are not affected by vegetation sampling;

– Maintaining safety awareness and practices;

– Navigating off-trail to sampling sites;

– Establishing sampling plots and transects;

– Identifying and describing soil horizons;

– Collecting vegetation data (including species inventory, foliar cover,

canopy gap, and herbaceous and woody heights);

– Making qualitative range assessments; and

Taking photo-points.

*Additional duties include:*

– Regular communication with GBI support staff and agency staff;

– Participation in GBI and agency trainings;

– Entering data into and managing an Survey123 database;

– Identifying plants to species using dichotomous keys;

– Assisting in extensive QA/QC data checks