Measuring Timber and Vegetation in Young Longleaf Pine Plantations, Field Technician, Based out of Raleigh, NC

Agency
NC State University
Location
Traveling throughout GA, SC, AL, and FL, but will be based out of Raleigh, NC.
Job Category
Undergraduate Assistantships
Salary
between 10-12 $/ hour based on funding
Start Date
06/01/2021
Last Date to Apply
05/10/2021
Description
Longleaf pine has been reduced to <3% of its original range throughout the southeastern United States. Natural longleaf pine systems provide habitat for a variety of wildlife, many of which are high conservation priority. To reduce these declines, efforts include establishing longleaf pine communities via plantings. However, the characteristics of planting, including seedling density, can affect the conservation value of the community over the long term. We are evaluating how the planting density of longleaf pine affects the quality of understory vegetation and food and cover for wildlife and timber quality. We are seeking undergraduate students to assist with data collection for summer 2021. Locations will be provided through the NRCS, and will mainly be privately owned sites. Measurements will include timber inventory measurements, understory vegetation sampling using a Wien’s pole, and light measurements using a terrestrial LiDAR scanner.
Qualifications
Requirements: (items with a * are not required, but preferred) Willing to be flexible with scheduling, and work long hours Some experience with plant identification Prior experience with forest measurements* Have a valid US driver’s license* Covid-19 Considerations: Masks must be worn in the field We will require regular testing Ideally, the entire crew will be vaccinated by the time we begin collecting data. We will be sharing a vehicle and hotel room so we will ask everyone to be extra vigilant To Apply: Submit the following to jmhausle@ncsu.edu. Please include LLPI 2021 Application in the subject of the email. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis, so apply as soon as possible. Feel free to email with any questions you may have. Resume Cover Letter 2 professional references 1 peer reference (ideally a coworker, or someone you worked on an intensive group project with)
Contact Person
Jackie Hausle
Contact Phone
2527221636
Contact eMail
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