Biodiveristy and Change in Nebraska's Forests
Sabrina E. Russo
|Potential UCARE Research Position?||
5/7/2018 but flexible
|Paid or Volunteer||
Paid, can also apply for UCARE
$12/hour (depending on start date)
|Hours Per Week||
10-20 (academic year); 40 (summer)
Nebraska's forests house a diversity of herbs, trees, and wildlife, but they are rapidly changing due to environmental stresses, such as altered fire and climate regimes, invasive species, and drought. The goal of this project is to monitor these changes in order to develop effective conservation and management strategies. The work involves mapping trees in Nebraska's forests and taking measurements in order to monitor the growth and survival of trees and and herbaceous understory plants, so that the responses to environmental stress can be quantified.
Field researchers will work in teams and should be self-motivated, enjoy exploring and working outside for long hours, be physically fit to be able to hike on hillsides, and be able to pay attention to detail to ensure accurate data collection. Training will be provided, but field experience in plant ecology or forestry is preferred. UCARE is available for the 2018-2019 academic year, or summer opportunities starting on May 7, 2018. Contact Sabrina Russo at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information, and email a resume listing relevant coursework and work or research experience.