Job Announcement: Summer Field Technician Applied forest ecology research

Job Announcement:
Summer Field Technician
Applied forest ecology research
Position description: The University of Minnesota Dept. of Forest Resources is seeking two
undergraduate students to assist on a project examining the impacts of different timber sale
methods on aspen forest ecosystem structure and function in northern Minnesota. This project
involves extensive field work in recently harvested aspen forests to assess the response of
forest vegetation communities and structure (deadwood and living trees) to timber sales
conducted using sold-on-appraised and scaled methods.
Applicant requirements: Applicants should have a background in forestry, natural resources,
environmental science, ecology or biology, and should have previous field experience. A
working knowledge of tree and shrub identification and common forest measurements is
strongly desired. Applicants must be willing and able to work efficiently in remote forested
settings as part of a research team. Applicants must also be able to hike through varied
terrain to reach study areas and be willing to work long hours outdoors under various field
conditions (heat, humidity, bugs, rain, etc.).
Responsibilities: Work will involve extensive field work, including vegetation and woody
debris data. These positions begin mid/late May 2013 and end mid/late August and will be
located in Cloquet, MN or Grand Rapids, MN. Dormitory-style housing will be provided.
Hourly wage will vary from $10-$12 depending on work experience.
Application procedure: To apply, please send resumé (including a list of relevant courses
taken), short explanation of interest, and contact information for three references to Paul
Klockow ([email protected]) by April 30, 2014. Interviews will commence May 1.
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Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences is committed to hiring a diverse faculty and staff,
and actively encouraging candidates from historically underrepresented groups to apply.