UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH OPPORTUNITY: Summer Research Positions in the Cardinale Lab


Apr
01
2013

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  • Host Department: Program in Biology
  • Date: 04/01/2013
  • Time: 5:00 PM

  • Location: Cardinale Lab at the University of Michigan School of Natural Resources

  • Description:

    Field Research Positions: Riparian Forest Biodiversity

    We are looking to hire individuals for summer positions in the Cardinale Lab at the University of Michigan School of Natural Resources (http://snre.umich.edu/cardinale/). The positions will be to work on project linking riparian tree biodiversity with streambank erosion rates in northern Michigan rivers. Fieldwork will occur during summer of 2013 and will consist of sampling riparian forests at sites in the Huron and Manistee National Forests along the Au Sable, Manistee, and Muskegon Rivers. These rivers include congressionally designated Wild and Scenic Rivers that are renowned destinations for canoeing through pristine forests which provide habitat for diverse wildlife including the endangered Kirtland's Warbler; and are also prime locations for anglers lured by the annual salmon and steelhead runs, as well as brown trout, small mouth bass and walleye.

    Field Crew Leader (~$15/hr, depending on qualifications):
    Preferred Qualifications: A BS or MS in ecology, forestry, natural resources, or a related field; strong skills and experience in identification and sampling of trees and shrubs in Northern Michigan riparian forests; experience with field research (particularly vegetation sampling); strong organizational and supervisory/leadership skills; valid drivers license with clean driving record; and attention to safety. Experience canoeing on rivers would also be a plus. Fieldwork may require work for extended periods of time under sometimes arduous field conditions in remote locations, and may require camping. Expected start date early to mid May, ending by mid to late August, 2012.

    Field Research Assistant (~$10/hr, depending on qualifications)
    Preferred Qualifications: Currently enrolled in an undergraduate program (or recent graduate with BS) in biology, ecology, forestry, natural resources, or related field; ability to identify (or learn to identify) trees and shrubs in Northern Michigan riparian forests; experience with field research (particularly vegetation sampling); maturity and good people skills; interest in the work; and attention to detail. Experience canoeing on rivers and a valid drivers license with clean driving record would also be pluses. Field work will require work for extended periods of time under sometimes arduous field conditions in remote locations, and may require camping. Expected start date early to mid May, ending by mid to late August, 2012.

    Potential applicants should email a letter of interest and a resume/CV that documents relevant experience and skills (e.g., those related to Preferred Qualifications) to Daniel Allen (daniel.c.allen@gmail.com) of the University of Michigan (http://wwwpersonal.umich.edu/~dcallen/home/Daniel_C._Allen.html) with "Summer Field Position" in the subject line.