Bottomland Tree Research Technician (Seasonal)

Agency
Arkansas Forest Resources Center, Division of Agriculture of the University of Arkansas
Location
Monticello, Arkansas
Job Category
Seasonal
Salary
$14-$16/hr depending on qualifications
Start Date
07/01/2023
Last Date to Apply
06/07/2023
Website
https://www.uamont.edu/academics/CFANR/afrc.html
Description
Great opportunity to learn on-the-job, and gain research experience! The successful candidate, under the guidance of Dr. Babst, will assist with running a large scale study of mature oak tree roots, and setting up a large scale field experiment on oak seedlings. He or she will be responsible for performing physiological techniques and/or imaging techniques (training will be provided), collecting and analyzing data, collecting acorns, assisting to build and maintain shade structures. Both field work and lab work will be required, as needed. Ability to work both independently and as a team-member is essential. Expected term of employment will be July through mid-March, with the potential for extension depending on satisfactory performance and availability of funding. The goal of the study is to better understand the interactive effects of temperature, flood, and dormancy on oak root physiology. Studies will answer questions that are key to improving management of green tree reservoirs (GTRs), and other restored of bottomland hardwood forests, to optimize both sustainability of the forest and provision of a variety of ecosystem services, including habitat for migratory waterfowl.
Qualifications
A B.S. degree in a plant science or natural resources-related field, some plant biology coursework, and the ability and enthusiasm to learn analytical equipment. Frequent overnight travel and the ability to work outdoors are required. Ability to do physical labor. Review of applications will begin June 1, 2023. To apply, send a cover letter that includes a statement of interest and career goals, your CV/resume, college transcripts, and contact information for 3 references who can vouch for your qualifications, work ethic, and other relevant qualities to Dr. Babst at: babst@uamont.edu
Contact Person
Ben Babst
Contact Phone
870-460-1348
Contact eMail
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