Volunteer Tropical Forest Field Technician: El Yunque, Puerto Rico
University of Denver
El Yunque, Puerto Rico
Last Date to Apply
Please understand that this will be an unpaid volunteer position but food, housing, and travel expenses will be covered.
Start Date: July 15
End Date: Aug 15
Data collection of plant community recovery from 250-1000m elevation in El Yunque, Puerto Rico, 5 years post hurricanes Irma and Maria. Field work will entail lots of hiking in beautiful tropical montane forests, including all-day hikes to high elevations. The climate is tropical with regular high humidity and rain, and the mountains experience a range of temperatures. Candidate must be willing to work in the rainforest for 40+ hours a week including occasional weekends (as needed) and able to quickly learn how to identify tree species. The technician will gain valuable firsthand experience in tropical forest ecology.
Applications will be reviewed as received.
If you are interested, please email me your CV, a brief statement of interest and experience in field ecology, and the names and contact information for 2 references.
Student in biology, ecology, environmental studies, or related field
Experience hiking, camping, or backpacking
Plant identification, map reading, and data collection/ management skills
Must be able to hike for long hours
Spanish speaking preferred but not required