Summer research technician on an Oregon State University landscape-based research project focused on sage-grouse habitat components, including food (forb and insect) and concealment cover. Overall research objectives compare sagebrush ecosystem in annually invaded and perennially occupied grass sites. Other project objectives include assessing how invasive annual grass influences pollinator species, which are critical for healthy ecosystems. Primary duties will consist of collecting data on sage-grouse habitat quality and sagebrush ecosystem pollinators. Pollinator data collection will use a variety of techniques (netting, traps) while also quantifying floral resources. Technicians will likely be camping during the 8-day work week. Housing is not provided.
Minimum of two years of college-level courses in biological sciences; OR an equivalent combination of training and experience. Preference will be given to candidates who are proficient with insect collection and identification, have previous experience sampling pollinators in field settings, and who are familiar with Oregon flora. Must be able to lift objects that weigh up to 50 pounds including a backpack, and must be able to hike on rugged and steep terrain. Must have a valid state motor vehicle operator’s license and
be able to operate motor vehicles. Must be able to work in adverse weather conditions.
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