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Columbia University (Biosphere 2) Research Specialist 6/26/01
Boston University Research technician, forest ecology and biogeochemistry 6/22/01
Ducks Unlimited Wetlands Ecologist (MS) 7/31/01 5/23/01
American Museum of Natural History Biodiversity Assistant, Marine Program 7/15/01 6/12/01
University of Maine Research Associate, forest carbon sequestration 7/15/01 6/12/01
American Museum of Natural History Remote Sensing/GIS and biodiversity conservation 7/15/01 6/5/01
Illinois Natural History Survey Biometrician, Assistant Technical Scientist III 7/11/01 6/19/01
Sonoma State University Research Associate, Grassland Ecology 7/9/01 6/18/01
North Dakota State University Research Specialist, evolutionary ecology of native fish 7/1/01 5/23/01
USDA Forest Service, Savannah River Institute Technician, fleshy fruit production 6/14/01
Columbia University (Biosphere 2) Research Technician 5/24/01
Northern Arizona University Research Technician, Mycorrhizae/Biogeochemistry 5/24/01
Carleton College Research Technician, Global Change Ecology/Paleoecology 5/23/01
Cornell University Research Technician, Agroecosystems 5/23/01
Johnson Controls General Biologist II, fire ecology (MS) 5/23/01
USDA Forest Service, Hawaii Research assistant, forested wetlands 5/23/01
University of Nebraska Research Technician, analytical lab operation 5/23/01
University of Illinois, Chicago Research Specialist, stable isotope laboratory 6/1/01 5/8/01
Old Dominion University Field Assistants, PCBs and frogs, Massachusetts 4/17/01
South Florida Water Management District Environmental Scientist 4/17/01
Texas A&M University Research Associate, Plant Ecology (MS) 5/18/01 4/11/01
Bechtel SAIC Company, LLC Reclamation/Restoration Ecologist 5/18/01 4/5/01
Point Reyes National Seashore Fire Ecologist 5/2/01 4/17/01
Wright State University Summer research technician, Plant Chemical Ecology 4/10/01
Marine Biological Laboratory Research Assistant I, Arctic Carbon Cycling 3/30/01
Marine Biological Laboratory Research Assistant II, arctic tundra stream ecosystems 3/29/01
USDA Forest Service, Savannah River Institute Technician, fruit/mast production/consumption 4/12/01 3/27/01
Louisiana State University Wetland Biogeochemistry 3/26/01
L.C. Lee & Associates Associate Ecologist filled 3/26/01
Fort Stewart, Georgia Vegetation and site degradation surveys 3/20/01
Marine Biological Laboratory Research Assistant, Harvard Forest soil warming experiment 3/20/01
USDA-ARS, Montana Ecology Summer Field Technicians 3/20/01
US Geological Survey Temporary Field Technicians, ecology of arid ecosystems 3/20/01
Yellowstone Ecosystem Studies Summer Biological Field Technician 3/20/01
US Geological Survey Seasonal research technician, small mammals/shortgrass prairie 3/8/01
Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute Assistant, drought stress/tropical rainforest trees 3/5/01
University of Minnesota Population ecology of N. Spotted Owls in NW California 4/15/01 3/1/01
National Park Service Research Lab Coordinator, animal ecophysiology 2/23/01
National Park Service Fire ecologists 4/3/01 2/23/01
University of Maine Science Technician II, Marine Benthic Ecology 3/31/01 2/14/01
New Mexico State University Field Assistants, Jornada Experimental Range 3/31/01 2/12/01
Missouri Department of Conservation Summer Field Botanist (6) 3/15/01 2/14/01
Michigan State University Limnology Technician, Alpine Lakes Project 3/2/01 2/12/01
University of Louisville Research Technician, soil microbial ecology 2/12/01
Oregon State University Research Technicians, Forest Biogeochemistry 2/7/01
University of Chicago Technician, virus transmission in gypsy moths 2/7/01
USDA-ARS Northern Plains Agricultural Research Laboratory Field Technicians, grasshopper ecology 1/30/01
Rocky Mountain Research Station Professional research assistant, Plant Ecophysiology 1/22/01
Rocky Mountain Research Station Summer temporary technicians, Plant Ecophysiology 1/22/01
University of Washington Summer jobs in Forest Ecology 3/15/01 1/22/01
Florida International University Florida Keys Fire Ecology Field Assistants 3/10/01 1/31/01
Missouri Department of Conservation Summer field botanists 3/9/01 1/22/01
University of Nevada, Reno Research Assistant: Ecology of the Gila monster 3/1/01 2/7/01
Missouri Department of Conservation Seasonal field botanists 2/23/01 1/22/01
University of Notre Dame Technician in aquatic ecology/population biology 2/15/01 1/30/01
USDA Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station Ecologist/Forester/Forestry Technician 1/30/01 1/9/01
New Mexico State University Senior Research Assistant, Jornada LTER 1/24/01 1/12/01
Northern Arizona University Research Technician, Forest Soils-Ecosystem Ecology 1/22/01
Louisiana State University Research Associate 3, Wetlands Biogeochemistry 1/19/01
Purdue University Crew chiefs (4) and field research technicians (20) 1/16/01
USDA Forest Service Center for Forested Wetlands Research Computer programmer - ecological modeling 1/4/01

Colorado State University

Programmer/Data Analyst - carbon cycling in soils



U.S. Geological Survey

Physical Scientist, Carbon-cycle research



Columbia University

TA - Summer Ecosystem Experiences for Undergraduates Program



Columbia University (Biosphere 2 Center)

Research Specialist - plant ecology/ecophysiology


University of Pennsylvania/UC-Irvine

Lab Tech - coral and sclerosponge climate and conservation research



Harvard University

Research Assistant - forest carbon exchange



Ecological Society of America




Arizona State University

Research Specialist - Stable Isotope Mass Spectrometer


University of Notre Dame

Research Technician - Climate change in wetlands


Archbold Biological Station

Research Assistant - plant ecology


Florida International University

Research Technician - Everglades periphyton and macrophytes


Cornell University

Research Technician - forest ecology


Louisiana State University

Research Associate - Wetland Biogeochemistry



Florida International University

Research Technicians (2)


University of Alaska

Data Manager



Oregon State University

Ecophysiologist (Faculty Research Assistant) (MS)



Stanford University

Research Technician - Microbial Ecology


Marine Biological Laboratory

Laboratory Facilities Manager (part-time)


Brown University

Research Assistant - Evolutionary Ecology


University of Arizona

Research Technician - Global Climate Change


Garst Seed Company

Plant Physiologist (MS)


Kansas State University

Stable isotope facility laboratory manager (MS)



Archbold Biological Station

Research Assistant - ecosystem research



Institute of Ecosystem Studies

Research Assistant - fish population database analysis



Florida International University

Research Technician - Everglades periphyton and macrophytes



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American Museum of Natural History: The Center for Biodiversity and Conservation (CBC) seeks a person with training and knowledge of applications of Remote Sensing and Geographical Information Systems (GIS) to biodiversity conservation. The GIS Specialist will be expected to assist in the implementation of a strong collaborative research program with American Museum of Natural History curators, Center for Biodiversity and Conservation staff, and other partners. Candidates must have a B.S. degree and advanced experience in remote sensing and GIS applications to biology- and/or conservation- related projects. Working knowledge of more than one of the following software packages is preferred: PCI, ERDAS, ARC/INFO, ArcView and other applicable software. The ideal candidate should have a strong background in conservation biology, remote sensing, and technical skills in databases (Oracle, Microsoft Access, Filemaker), programming and scripting languages (C/C++, IDL, Visual Basic, AML, Avenue), systems administration, and GPS technology. Must work well independently and have strong interpersonal and communication skills. Responsibilities and Duties: The GIS Specialist, together with the GIS Program Manager, CBC Director, CBC Program Managers, and AMNH Curators, will assist in the implementation of a program applying remote sensing and GIS applications to biodiveristy conservation. Responsibilities of this job include managing data, i.e. the design, implementation, and maintenance of spatial and non-spatial databases, spatial data processing (raster and vector), and provision of technical and scientific training for staff and partner institutions in the tropics. Applications, including current curriculum vitae, a narrative statement of program interests and full contact information for three references should be sent by July 15, 2001 to: Director, American Museum of Natural History, Center for Biodiversity and Conservation, Central Park West at 79th Street, New York, N.Y. 10024. Email address: Posted: 6/5/01.

American Museum of Natural History: Biodiversity Assistant, Marine Program, Center for Biodiversity and Conservation. We seek a person with training and experience in marine biology and conservation. The Biodiversity Assistant will assist with the development and implementation of the Center's marine research and conservation projects, currently focusing on the Bahamas and spanning the areas of systematics, benthic habitat mapping, and integrated biophysical-socioeconomic analysis in support of marine reserve design. The position is for one year with the possibility of annual renewals. Those with interest and experience in integrating science and policy, especially with respect to Caribbean marine conservation, are particularly encouraged to apply. Candidates must (1) have a Masters degree or a B.A./B.S. with at least 1 year of experience in one or more relevant marine fields: conservation biology, ecology, evolutionary biology, systematics, fisheries, cultural anthropology, biology-related remote sensing, or geography/GIS; (2) be able to work well on multiple projects, both independently and collaboratively with other investigators, and in both field and laboratory settings; and (3) communicate well in writing and orally. Further experience with proposal, report, and manuscript writing, budget management, and community outreach & informal environmental education will be important assets as well. Principle program tasks will include a mix of expedition planning and field work (including SCUBA and small boat operation), specimen management, laboratory analyses (both morphological and molecular), participation in various outreach efforts, report and manuscript co-authorship, and budget management (note that the specific mix of these activities will vary across seasons and years). In addition, the Biodiversity Assistant will collaboratively assist with other Center events and initiatives as needed. Applications, including a current curriculum vitae, a narrative statement of experience and program interests, and the names and addresses of three references should be sent to: Marine Program Manager, Center for Biodiversity and Conservation, American Museum of Natural History, Central Park West at 79th Street, NY, NY 10024. Electronic applications are encouraged; all applications must be submitted by July 15, 2001. Posted: 6/12/01.

Archbold Biological Station: We seek a motivated, experienced plant ecologist for a research assistant's position in the Plant Ecology Laboratory of Eric Menges at Archbold Biological Station. This is a full time but temporary position, running from January through April 2001 (16 weeks). The position involves an investigation of the breeding systems of two federally-listed endangered plant species (Ziziphus celata and Prunus geniculata). Duties include hand pollination of flowers, data collection and entry, and lab work (including DNA extraction). The applicant should have a BA or BS in ecology, botany, or a related field, experience in field work, computer and data handling experience, a willingness to work both independently and as part of a research team, and a willingness to travel daily between research sites within a 50 mile long corridor. Knowledge of breeding systems and plant reproductive biology is advantageous but not essential. Benefits include room and board, a salary of $8 per hour, 2 paid holidays, and health/ disability insurance. The breeding system RA will be working with plant ecologists at Archbold and at Bok Tower Gardens and will have ample opportunity to interact with other ecologists at ABS. The Plant Lab consists of 5 full time scientists together with a variable number of interns, graduate students, and collaborators and is a stimulating and enjoyable workplace. Applications are due by December 8, 2000. Send a letter summarizing experience and qualifications, a CV or resume, lists of courses and grades, and names, phone numbers, and email addresses for 3 references. Email applications are welcome. Prospective applicants will find more information on Archbold at Applications and inquiries should be addressed to: Carl Weekley, Archbold Biological Station, PO Box 2057, Lake Placid, FL 3382, Posted: 10/11/00.

Archbold Biological Station: A research assistant position will be available starting October 1, 2000 at the MacArthur Agro-Ecology Research Center, a division of Archbold Biological Station in south central Florida. The center is the site of cooperative research between Archbold, the University of Florida and the South Florida Water Management District. The research assistant will assist with ecosystem research in the wetlands, grasslands and varied communities typical of a working cattle ranch in south-central Florida. Current areas of emphasis include a large-scale experiment investigating the influence of cattle management and land use on surface water nutrients, soil nutrient dynamics, and other ecological characteristics of subtropical grazing lands. Another newly funded project will investigate cycling of N and P in seasonal wetlands, storage of N, P and C in wetland sediments and effects of grazing on wetland productivity. The successful applicant must have a B.S or M.S. in ecology, biogeochemistry, soil science or related field. Familiarity with field methods for sampling vegetation and soils and laboratory techniques for measuring nutrient cycling characteristics, such as N mineralization, denitrification, microbial biomass, or soil organic matter is desirable. The position involves rigorous fieldwork under natural conditions typical of south-central Florida. The appointment includes a competitive salary, health benefits, and participation in a retirement program after the first year. Review of applications will begin August 15 and continue until the position is filled. To apply send a CV or resume, a letter of intent including relevant research or educational experience, copies of undergraduate and any graduate transcripts, and contact information for three references to: Dr. Patrick J. Bohlen, MacArthur Agro-ecology Research Center, 300 Buck Island Ranch Road, Lake Placid, FL 33852. Further information on the program can be obtained by contacting Dr. Bohlen at (863) 699-0242 (e-mail or at our website Archbold is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from women and minorities. Posted: 6/7/00.

Arizona State University: Research Specialist to manage and operate an elemental analysis-isotope ratio mass spectrometer facility in the Department of Biology. The salary level is $26,000-$33,000 depending on experience, and the person hired will have opportunties to interact with several different research programs, including the CAP LTER, ecological stoichiometry, ecophysiology, and biogeochemistry/aquatic ecology research groups. Information on this opportunity can be found on the web at: There is a rolling deadline for applications, the first one having already passed, so applications should be sent in as soon as possible. Posted: 11/1/00.

Bechtel SAIC Company, LLC: POSITION TITLE: Reclamation/Restoration Ecologist CLOSING DATE: May 18, 2001 SALARY RANGE: Starts at $37,800. No Relocation Allowance QUALIFICATIONS: BS degree in Plant Ecology, Range Science, or related field plus two years of relevant experience. MS degree in Restoration Ecology, Plant Ecology, Range Science, or related field may be substituted for BS degree and experience. Professional knowledge of ecological principles, plant ecology, soil-plant interactions, and plant succession. Demonstrated expertise in Mojave and Great Basin Desert plant ecology, systematic botany, and reclamation planning/implementation. Ability to do strenuous work under harsh environmental conditions required. Experience operating reclamation equipment including tractor, straw blower, hydromulcher, and seeder is preferred. Demonstrated writing and analytical skills important. Experience preparing professional-quality technical plans and conducting professional-quality document reviews is preferred. Knowledge of statistics and experience with Microsoft Access and ArcView software is preferred. DESCRIPTION: Individual will assist with reclamation planning, implementation (seeding, transplanting, mulching, fencing), and monitoring on disturbed areas at Yucca Mountain, Nevada. Work will include development of reclamation inventories and reclamation plans, data collection for reclamation monitoring activities, preparation and review of technical reports and other documents, data analysis and management according to established procedures, use of GPS/GIS equipment and software. Duties might also include surveys for sensitive plant and animal species. APPLICATION PROCESS: Submit cover letter, resume and contact information for three references to: Karen Dunlap, Bechtel SAIC Company, LLC, 1180 Town Center Drive, MS 423, Las Vegas, NV 89144. Fax: 702-295-5241, email:, Reference Requisition # W01586007. Electronic submissions are encouraged. Posted: 4/5/01.

Boston University: Research technician needed for field and laboratory work in forest ecology and biogeochemistry. Current projects in my lab include the effect of free-air CO2 enrichment on primary production and nutrient cycling and canopy tree-microbe-soil interactions in northern hardwood forests. The laboratory work will include plant, microbe, and soil analysis with an emphasis on characterizing carbon, nitrogen and phosphorus fractions. The field work, to be conducted from May through August of each year will consist of maintaining existing plots, seedlings transplants and nutrient fertilizations. The position is available from September 1, 2001 through August 31, 2003. Minimum requirement is an undergraduate in biology, ecology, soil science, chemistry or a related field. Prior lab and field experience is preferred. Interested candidates should send a cover letter, and an updated C.V. (with GPA) highlighting their background in field and laboratory techniques to: Dr. Adrien Finzi, Department of Biology, 5 Cummington St, Boston University, Boston, MA 02215. Informal inquires will be addressed via e-mail: Posted: 6/22/01.

Brown University: A research assistant position is available immediately for NSF-sponsored research on the evolutionary ecology of plasticity in natural plant populations. The RA will be involved in one or more of the major ongoing research projects in the lab: 1. Studies of quantitative genetic variation in and natural selection on phytochrome-mediated shade avoidance responses and response to UV in Impatiens capensis. We are particularly interested in measuring heterogeneity in natural selective environments and the potential for multilevel selection in the wild. 2. Studies of genotypic and phenotypic selection on plasticity of architecture and life history traits to photoperiod in different seasonal and geographical environments in the model species Arabidopsis thaliana. This work, in collaboration with Dr. Michael Purugganan and Dr. Trudy Mackay (North Carolina State University) combines field selection studies with QTL mapping and investigation of natural molecular variation at candidate developmental loci. 3. Research on the genetic basis and adaptive value of maternal photoperiod effects on seasonal seed dormancy in Arabidopsis, in collaboration with Dr. Kathleen Donohue (U. of Kentucky). This project also involves QTL mapping as well as field selection experiments. There will be opportunities to participate in experimental design, coauthor manuscripts, and possibly develop an independent project within the context of one of these programs. This position is suitable for a recently graduated "post-bac" looking for a few years of laboratory experience before graduate school, or for someone at the master's level. Requirements for the position are a bachelor's degree in biology, botany, or environmental science, with coursework in plant biology, ecology, and/or genetics, and basic computer skills. Research experience in plant biology, field ecology, or genetics, experience in statistical data analysis, and an enthusiasm for field work will be advantageous. To apply, please send a curriculum vitae and names of 3 references to Johanna Schmitt Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Box G-W Brown University Providence, RI 02912, Email: Posted: 8/4/00.

Carleton College: Research Technician - Global Change Ecology & Paleoecology (full-time - renewable annually up to 5 years). DATE OPEN: July 2001. Carleton College currently seeks a Research Technician to assist in its Biology Department. Primary purpose will be the study of long-term interactions among fire, vegetation, climate, carbon, and permafrost across a gradient from Manitoba, Canada, to the northern Great Plains. RESPONSIBILITIES: - Process and analyze lake and peat sediment cores for pollen, macrofossils, charcoal, carbon, nitrogen, and 210-Pb. - Submit samples for oxygen isotopes, rock magnetics, and AMS radiocarbon dating. - Help train undergraduate students. - Assist in developing project records and peer-reviewed publications. - Opportunities for developing own projects and publications including presentation at national meetings. QUALIFICATIONS: Candidates must have at least a BA/BS in Ecology, Geology, or related fields. Preference will be given to applicants with experience in northern biomes and paleoecological techniques, especially pollen counting. Please submit a letter of interest and CV, along with the names, addresses, email, and phone numbers of three professional references to Dr. Phil Camill, Carleton College, Department of Biology, One North College Street, Northfield, MN 55057 ( Northfield is 45 miles south of Minneapolis/St. Paul. We offer competitive compensation and an attractive benefit package. Posted: 5/23/01.

Colorado State University: Programmer/Data Analyst. The Natural Resource Ecology Laboratory (NREL) at Colorado State University seeks a Research Associate to assist efforts to analyze carbon cycling in soils by coordinating, designing, writing and running modeling software that interfaces land use and soils datasets with soil carbon models. Requires: B.A. or M.A. (preferred) in natural resources science, or B.A. in computer science with 2 yrs experience in natural sciences/natural resources; 2+ years experience programming in C, C++, Fortran, and/or Perl. Previous experience working with large databases preferred. Experience with Visual Basic and Microsoft Access, MySQL, Oracle, or other database server software highly desirable. Ability to work as part of an interdisciplinary team is highly desirable Currently funded for 12 months, with likely extension. Salary approximately $30-35,000, dependent on qualifications and experience, plus excellent benefits. Send letter of application and resume, including the names, addresses and phone numbers of three references to Natalie Lucero, Natural Resource Ecology Laboratory, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado, 80523-1499. Closing date: 1/15/01. Posted: 12/6/00.

Columbia University: The Summer Ecosystem Experiences for Undergraduates Program Needs TAs. The SEE-U program, offered by the Center for Environmental Research and Conservation of Columbia University, is looking for unparalleled and motivated teaching assistants to teach during early summer 2001. The SEE-U program is a network of three simultaneously running summer field ecology courses in Upstate New York (Black Rock Forest), Southeastern Arizona (Biosphere 2), and in São Paulo, Brazil (Moist Atlantic Forest). Students emerge from the SEE-U program acquainted with most general field ecology techniques as well as the most vital technological tools for conducting ecology. For more information about the SEE-U program, consult our website at Two TAs will be hired at each site. Although both TAs will assist in the implementation of all activities, one will be primarily responsible for assisting with the field activities (setting transects, doing biodiversity surveys, constructing soil pits, etc.) whereas the other will be primarily responsible for training and implementing the digital activities (GPS, GIS, systems modeling software, PowerPoint, Excel, routine computer maintenance, etc.). All applicants must have completed some graduate education and have some teaching experience. Interested parties should send a cover letter discussing your approach to teaching, CV, and the names of three references as an attachment to an email to Dr. James Danoff-Burg at by 8 January 2001. Salary will be commensurate with experience - and travel, living, and housing expenses also will be covered. Columbia University is an equal opportunity employer and women and minority members are particularly encouraged to apply. Posted: 12/15/00.

Columbia University: Research Technician, Biosphere 2 Center. Under general supervision of Associate Research Scientist, the successful candidate will perform a variety of tasks in the area of plant science research. Minimum qualifications include knowledge of plant ecophysiology, degree preferred; experience in calibration and use of LiCors 6400s, 6262s and 6200s, database management and compilation skills; previous experience conducting phenological measurements. Programming knowledge and knowledge of statistical software packages preferred. Qualified candidates send resume to: Human Resources Manager, Biosphere 2 Center, Inc., P.O. Box 689, Oracle, AZ 85623. Posted: 5/24/01.

Columbia University: Research Specialist, Level 1, Biosphere 2 Center. The successful candidate will be responsible for the maintenance of the Rainforest Biome. Includes vegetation management, monitoring, climate control protocols, and sensor installation/ maintenance. The successful candidate will also participate in experimental research on tropical rainforests' responses to climate changes and to mentor undergraduate research projects. He/she should be able to work and conduct measurements/sampling in hot and humid environments. Minimum requirements include a BS or equivalent in Horticulture, Botanical Gardens Management, Ecology, or related field, ability to work in the rainforest canopy, and excellent communication skills. Previous experience of managing ecosystems and/or botanical collections in a research environment is preferred. Applications accepted immediately until the position is filled and should include a CV and names of three references to Human Resources, Biosphere 2 Center, 32540 S. Biosphere Rd., Oracle, AZ 85623 or email resume to Revised: 6/26/01.

Columbia University: The Biosphere 2 Center seeks a Research Specialist, Level 1 to support research programs in global change biology and Sonoran Desert ecology at the Biosphere 2 campus in Oracle, AZ. Bachelors degree in plant ecology, plant ecophysiology, or related field required, also a high level of computer literacy. Experience identifying and surveying Sonoran Desert vegetation and experience in herbarium curatorship highly desirable. Successful applicant must be able to lift up to 30lbs safely and have a willingness and ability to work independently in hot, arid environments. For further information contact Dr. Andrew Peterson at (520) 896-5067. Application materials can be obtained from the Human Resources Office at (520) 896-6492 or at Posted: 11/15/00.

Cornell University: Research Technician (Job #756540), Agroecosystems. Provide senior-level technical lab support for studies of nutrient cycling processes in human-dominated landscapes. Our research emphasizes understanding mechanisms that control transfers of energy and nutrients within the soil-microbial-plant continuum in agroecosystems. Current areas of active research include: 1) effects of differing plant species and litter origin (roots versus shoots) on carbon and nitrogen cycling processes 2) effects of management practices on coupled nutrient cycles and 3) microbial community structure and function in C-limited versus N-limited soil environments. Duties include the following: establish and maintain research plots, collect and process soil and plant samples, use analytical equipment including a LECO CN 2000 and a continuous flow ion analyzer. Assist in scheduling, designing, and developing experiments and research projects; develop and test new experimental protocols. Assist in evaluating experiment results, provide functional supervision to students or temporaries or provide on-the-job training for other employees. Contribute to areas of articles for publication, manuscripts, etc. as appropriate. EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: Bachelor's degree or equivalent and two years research experience in soil science, ecology, agricultural or environmental sciences. Excellent communication skills, written and verbal are necessary. Experience with stable isotope techniques is a plus. Send letter of interest, CV, and three references w/job # to Dr. Laurie Drinkwater, Department of Horticulture, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853. Applications can be sent electronically to Posted: 5/23/01.

Cornell University: A forest ecology lab at Cornell University in Ithaca NY is seeking to hire a full time technician starting this fall. The job will be primarily computer work and lab work, with some field work during the summer. The job will be 1/2 time working on a study of fine root dynamics using minirhizotrons. The technician will analyze minirhizotron images of fine roots on a computer, which involves tracing roots and recording data on each root. The other 1/2 time will be spent working on a variety of lab jobs including processing of roots for biogeochemical analysis, and performing biogeochemical analysis of root and soil samples. The ideal candidate will have an ecology background, an interest in forest biogeochemistry, and be comfortable working on a computer. No specific skills are required; we will train the technician in the specific techniques used. The job will pay $9/hour for a 39 hour week, and we'd like to hire someone that will work through the end of summer 2001. If interested please send a letter and resume to Geri Tierney ( Posted: 10/2/00.

Ducks Unlimited: Wetlands Ecologist. Ducks Unlimited, Inc. the world's leading wetland and waterfowl conservation organization, is seeking qualified candidates for a Wetlands Ecologist at its National Headquarters in Memphis, TN. DU's mission is to fulfill the annual life cycle requirements of North American waterfowl by protecting, restoring, enhancing, and managing wetlands and associated upland habitats. Ducks Unlimited is launching new initiatives for carbon sequestration in restored habitats, conservation of critical wetlands in Latin America and the Caribbean, attenuation of hypoxia in the Gulf of Mexico, restoration of salt marsh habitat in the northern Atlantic, and landscape level wetlands and waterfowl research. We are seeking an individual with proven skills in wetland ecology to help support these new and expanding programs. Successful applicants must have a minimum of a master's degree; preferably in wetlands ecology or similar discipline. Candidates must have excellent communications and computer skills and be able to work independently and as a member of a diverse team. Preference will be given to candidates with experience in conservation and research fund raising and well-developed analytical skills. Duties will include assisting senior conservation and research staff with ongoing and developing programs, assistance in analyzing and summarizing research data, development of funding proposals to support conservation efforts, development of communications materials to inform the general public of conservation and research programs, and participation in local and national education efforts. Salary will be commensurate with experience. Please send a resume, a letter of interest addressing the specific qualifications, and a list of three references to Dr. Keith McKnight, Ducks Unlimited, Inc., One Waterfowl Way, Memphis, TN 38120 or email Deadline for submission of materials is 31 July 2001. Posted: 5/23/01.

Ecological Society of America: Webmaster. The Ecological Society of America (ESA) seeks a Webmaster to design and program a user-centered web site for undergraduate biology educators. Position Responsibilities: - work with Information Systems Manager and the Education/Outreach Program Manager to develop an interactive online educational library to enhance active teaching and learning of ecology - create an interface for users to allow access, evaluation, contributions, and discussion of resources - layout graphics and text to design webpages integrating existing and new materials - work with program staff and technical team of collaborating organizations to format, edit, and manage site content. Qualifications of Ideal Candidate: - working knowledge of web graphics and PDF documents - one to two years experience in web design, able to conceptually organize information, both text and graphics - experience with Fireworks, Photoshop, or other graphics and photo editing software - knowledge of Windows 95/98 NT operating systems - self-motivated, intelligent, hardworking - able to identify, analyze, and propose solutions to problems - able to work independently and be results driven - excellent communication skills - good organizational skills, accurate, thorough - strong interest in web development and emerging technologies - sense of humor and desire to have fun - desire to work for non-profit organization to promote ecology content and enhance its communication with educators. Salary in the mid-thirties with excellent benefits. Position based in Washington, D.C. Applications accepted until November 30 but interviews will begin November 1st. Position starts as soon as possible. To apply, send cover letter and resume to: Frank McDonough, Information Systems Manager, Ecological Society Of America, 1707 H Street, NW, Suite 400, Washington, DC 20006. Posted: 10/18/00.

Florida International University: Florida Keys Fire Ecology Field Assistants. The Lower Florida Keys is a dynamic and diverse ecosystem composed of coral reef, mangrove forest, subtropical hardwood hammock, and fire dependent pine rockland. Pine rockland is a globally endangered subtropical community harboring many rare and endemic plant and animal species. In 1997 a multiagency initiative was undertaken to better understand the seasonal role of fire in this system. Currently we are seeking two field assistants for an eight-month term (ca. May - December 2001). Housing and a stipend of $250.00 biweekly will be provided. Successful applicants will be responsible for assisting the project manager collect and enter data pertaining to the diversity, abundance, biomass, and phenology of herbs and shrubs. Additional responsibilities will include monitoring Florida Key Deer herbivory, collecting and maintaining herbarium specimens, and assisting our prescribed burn crew. Desired qualifications include demonstrating a strong interest in plant ecology and taxonomy, high tolerance of hot, humid, and sometimes buggy conditions, and strong academic credentials. Juniors and seniors and recent graduates are encouraged to apply. Send letter of interest, resume, one letter of recommendation, and contact information for two additional references postmarked by March 10 to: Mr. Chris K. Borg; Project Manager; Florida International University / Southeast Environmental Research Center; Lower Keys Field Station; Post Office Box 432032; Big Pine Key, Florida 33043. Posted: 1/31/01.

Florida International University: The Southeast Environmental Research Center at Florida International University is seeking two full time technicians to assist in research being conducted in the Florida Everglades. Applicants are sought that can aid in the collection, processing and identification of periphyton, soil and water samples. The primary focus of this research is a component of several multidisciplinary, long-term studies evaluating the effects of phosphorus and hydrology on the structure and function of Everglades marshes. The technicians will participate in collecting samples throughout the Everglades system, including Everglades National Park, Loxahatchee Wildlife Refuge, and the Water Conservation Areas. Laboratory procedures may include processing of samples for chlorophyll a, dry weight, nutrient and stable isotope analyses, enzyme activity, microbial respiration, and microscopic identification and counting of algae. Applicants should have a B.Sc. in an applicable field (biology, chemistry, environmental studies). Applicants with prior experience with algal identification and/or wetlands research are particularly sought. Please send letter of interest and resume to Dr. Leonard J. Scinto, via e-mail ( or to the Southeast Environmental Research Center, Florida International University, Miami, FL 33199. Call for more info: (305) 348-1965. Available immediately. Posted: 9/19/00.

Florida International University: The Southeast Environmental Research Center at Florida International University is seeking several full time technicians to assist in research being conducted in the Florida Everglades. Applicants are sought that can aid in the collection, processing and identification of periphyton, soil, macrophyte, and water samples. This research is a component of several multidisciplinary, long-term studies evaluating the effects of phosphorus and hydrology on the structure and function of Everglades marshes. The technicians will participate in collecting samples throughout the Everglades system, including Everglades National Park, Loxahatchee Wildlife Refuge, and the Water Conservation Areas. Laboratory procedures may include processing of samples for chlorophyll a, dry weight, nutrient and stable isotope analyses, enzyme activity, microbial respiration, microscopic identification and counting of algae, and identification of plant material. Applicants should have a B.Sc. in an applicable field (biology, chemistry, environmental studies). Applicants with prior experience in wetlands research are particularly sought. These are entry-level positions with a starting salary of $8.00 / hour. These positions provide ample experience for those interested in exploring a future in environmental science. Please send letter of interest and resume to Mr. Jonathan Taylor, via e-mail ( or to the Southeast Environmental Research Center, Florida International University, Miami, FL 33199. Call for more info: (305) 348-6126. Available immediately. Posted: 10/9/00.

Florida International University: The Southeast Environmental Research Center at Florida International University is seeking a full time research technician to aid in collection, processing and identification of periphyton and macrophytes from the Everglades. The technician will participate in several multidisciplinary studies, including a newly funded NSF Long Term Ecological Research Program, that investigate effects of long-term natural and anthropogenic environmental change on Everglades communities. Field work includes collecting periphyton and macrophyte samples throughout the Everglades system with an experienced team of scientists, students and technicians. Laboratory responsibilities include sample processing for biomass and nutrient analyses, microscopic identification of algae and data entry. Enthusiasm for rigorous field work and previous experience with microscopic analyses are desirable. Qualifications: B.S. or M.S. in biology or related field. Salary commensurate with experience. Applicants should send a letter of interest, c.v. and contact information for three references to: Dr. Evelyn Gaiser, Southeast Environmental Research Center, Florida International University, University Park, OE-148, Miami, FL 33199. Selection process will begin July 14, 2000. FIU is a AA/EA employer. For more information see: Posted: 6/8/00.

Fort Stewart, Georgia: The Integrated Training Area Management Program (ITAM) is the Army's solution to linking natural resource management with military training. The Land Condition Trend Analysis (LCTA) component of the program is responsible for monitoring land condition at Army installations through vegetation and animal surveys, and degradation surveys, and is instrumental in the rehabilitation and maintenance of these lands. The LCTA Program at Fort Stewart, Georgia, is seeking 2 field crew personnel to assist permanent Fort Stewart LCTA staff in vegetation and site degradation surveys, wetland delineation, GPS mapping, and in describing and identifying vegetation communities. The ITAM program is a contract program administered by Colorado State University's Center for the Ecological Management of Military Lands Location: Fort Stewart - 280,000 acre Army Installation, approximately 20 miles southwest of Savannah, Georgia located on the Georgia Coastal Plain. Duration of Employment: Up to six months, May 2000 to October 2000 (we can be flexible). Salary: $10.00-12.00 per hour, dependent upon qualifications. Job Description: The successful applicant will assist CSU personnel at Fort Stewart in monitoring a permanent vegetation plot system collecting qualitative and quantitative data including land use, ground disturbance and cover, and plant composition. The Global Positioning System (GPS) will be used for navigating to plot locations. The Field crew will also gain experience assisting in wetland delineation, GPS mapping, and GIS processing using ArcView and other GIS programs. Qualifications: Masters students or graduates with a BS/BA degree in biology, ecology, forestry or a related field are preferred but anyone with solid coursework and/or experience with plant identification, especially of the southeastern coastal plain, field monitoring methods, and a love of the environment will be considered. Due to the nature of the work, applicants should also be willing and able to work in and endure the heat and humidity of the southeast, drive a 4x4 jeep and 4-wheeler, use a compass and topographic maps, and be at least familiar with computer operation and data entry. Familiarity with GPS and GIS is also desired, but will be taught on site if needed. Application Procedure: Submit a resume, three references, college transcripts (photocopies will suffice), and a letter of application describing your qualifications for this position to: DOT, Range Division Attn: Richard Weatherford, 2265 GA HWY 144 East, Fort Stewart, GA 31314-3904. Closing Date: when filled. For further information, contact Richard Weatherford at: (912) 767-5874 or Posted: 3/20/01.

Garst Seed Company: Plant Physiologist. This is a full-time exempt position with complete company benefits. Salary will be commensurate with knowledge, skills, abilities, and experience. Garst Seed Company (Slater, IA) is currently seeking an individual to design and conduct experiments in the field, greenhouse, and lab to study the physiology of crop plants in relation to genetic improvements and to evaluate and establish innovative methodologies to screen for resistance to abiotic stresses including low soil moisture, high soil pH, high and low temperature. As part of an applied physiology team in a leading crop breeding company, the candidate will also have opportunities to collaborate with plant breeders, molecular biologists and geneticists to identify genes/QTLs, and evaluate transgenic plants. Some travel is required, including extended time at the Hawaii Research Center. QUALIFICATIONS: MS in plant physiology, biochemistry, genetics or plant breeding. Demonstrated experience is required in research of biochemical and physiological regulation mechanisms of plant development, growth, and productivity. Working experience of growing plants in greenhouses and growth cabinets is highly desirable. Knowledge and experience in cytogenetics and molecular genetics is an asset. The successful candidate will have strong leadership and managerial qualities, excellent communication skills and demonstrated knowledge of spreadsheet and presentation software. Please send cover letter and resume to Human Resources - Job Opening 00-050, Garst Seed Company, 2369 330th Street, Slater, IA 50244, fax to 515-685-5053, or e-mail to . Posted: 7/12/00.

Harvard University: A research assistant position at Harvard Forest will be available starting in January, 2001, for a study of forest carbon exchange in central Massachusetts. The goal of the project is to estimate carbon storage in forests of varying age, species composition, and water supply. This data will be used to determine the role of each forest type in controlling atmospheric CO2 concentration. Responsibilities will include: Measuring carbon exchange and relevant environmental conditions above the forest canopy; collecting carbon exchange data for foliage, woody tissues, and soil; measuring soil water content; and summarizing data and calculating CO2 fluxes. Measurements of air movement above the canopy and in the forest understory will also be necessary. The research assistant will contribute to developing mathematical models of forest carbon exchange by several forest types, and preparing data and models for publication. The assistant will have opportunities to interact with many other researchers at Harvard Forest studying carbon exchange, the effects of environmental change on forests, and long-term effects of land use and disturbance. Required education, experience, skills: Bachelor or Master's degree with concentration in tree or ecosystem physiology, forest ecology with at least some knowledge of physiology, or micrometeorology. Some experience in summarizing data using spreadsheet programs. Experience working in tree canopies and/or measuring gas exchange by plants or soil is desirable but not required. Salary: Approximately $25,000 to $27,000 per year, commensurate with education and experience as described above. The position is currently funded for just six months but there is a high probability of funding for a year or longer. Applications for this position will be accepted through December 10, 2000. Further information is available at: To apply, send resume and three letters of reference to Edythe Ellin, Harvard Forest, P.O. Box 68, Petersham, MA 01366 or . For more detailed information, contact Julian Hadley at Harvard Forest. (Phone 978-724-3302 extension 256 or 264, e-mail Posted: 11/7/00.

Illinois Natural History Survey: Biometrician at the level of Assistant Technical Scientist III (1 position), full time, grant funded. This is a one year position that may be extended an additional year depending on grant funding. Location: Stationed at the Illinois Natural History Survey's Great Rivers Field Station in Brighton Illinois. Duties and Responsibilities: Assisting the field station director with univariate and multivariate statistical analysis of the Long Term Resource Monitoring Program's (LTRMP) Out-of-Pool Data. The successful candidate will also be responsible for creating and managing a database for LTRMP long-term monitoring data. Other responsibilities include assisting other field station and INHS personnel with analysis of aquatic ecology data. Qualifications: Position requires a Masters degree in statistics or a Masters degree in ecology, fisheries, or related field, with emphasis on statistical analysis and quantitative ecology. Must have at least one year of experience analyzing ecological data for presentations, technical reports, or peer reviewed publications. The successful candidate will have at least one year of experience with statistical and data management programs such as SAS, Access, D-base, Excel, etc. Desired: Experience working with large data sets, particularly in the fields of aquatic ecology and fisheries ecology. Salary: $28,000 to $32,000 per year. Benefits: Generous vacation, sick and personal leave, State University Retirement System and State health, dental, and life insurance plans. Availability: Immediately. Application: To ensure full consideration, all application materials should be received by July 11, 2001. To apply send cover letter; curriculum vitae or resume; copies (i.e., unofficial) of college transcript(s), and the names, addresses, telephone numbers, and email addresses of three professional references to: Sue Key, Human Resources Manager (PRF 880), Illinois Natural History Survey, 607 E. Peabody Drive, Champaign IL 61820. (217)244-7790. Questions regarding technical or scientific aspects of this position should be referred to Dr. John Chick, Director Great Rivers Field Station; (618)466-9690;; Posted: 6/19/01.

Institute of Ecosystem Studies: We seek a Research Assistant to manage statistical analysis of large data sets on fish populations in the Hudson River and statistical analysis of large data sets on variation in hydrocarbon emissions (isoprene) from plants. Degree in ecology, environmental science or relevant field. Prior experience with database management and statistical analyses essential. Experience with SAS for PC, Excel and Access desired. Send cover letter with resume and the names and telephone numbers of three professional references by 28 July 2000 to: Suzanne S. Atherly, Manager of Human Resources, Institute of Ecosystem Studies, Box AB, Millbrook, NY 12545, or e-mail Posted: 7/13/00.

Johnson Controls: Johnson Controls World Services Inc. has an excellent opportunity for a full-time General Biologist II to perform contract work with the National Wetlands Research Center in Lafayette, Louisiana. We are seeking an ecologist with a MS degree in ecology/biology or related field to work on a project assessing the ecological effects of fire on US Fish and Wildlife Service Refuges in Texas. This project is a partnership between the US Geological Survey (USGS) and US Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) and is expected to be a multi-year study. Habitats that will be studied in this first phase of the program will be coastal tallgrass prairie and wetlands along the Texas coast. The individual will be located at the National Wetlands Research Center in the heart of Cajun country in Lafayette, Louisiana and will be part of a team of scientists working on ecological fire effects. Experience in some aspect of fire ecology, landscape ecology, invasive species, and/or plant ecology is required for this position. The individual will work as part of a scientific team and needs to enjoy working closely with other scientists, as well as USFWS personnel. Johnson Controls offers an excellent benefits package including healthcare, dental, vision, 401(k) and other employee selected options. Please submit resumes (including name, address, and phone numbers) for consideration to: Johnson Controls World Services Inc., National Wetland Research Center, 700 Cajundome Blvd., Lafayette, LA 70506. Fax: (318)266-8595, E-mail: Please send letters, faxes, or e-mail messages only. Posted: 5/23/01.

Kansas State University: A laboratory manager is needed for a new stable isotope facility in the Division of Biology at Kansas State University ( The facility, with Finnigan Delta + and all necessary supporting equipment, will begin operation by the end of the summer. The Delta + will be set up for continuous flow with an elemental analyzer and gas chromatograph and Gas Bench II. The facility will provide in-house and commercial service for isotope ratio analysis of C, N, O, and H from biological samples. The successful candidate will assume day-to-day management of the facility. Responsibilities will include daily operation and maintenance and repair of instruments, training of students and post-doctoral associates, managing sample throughput and quality control of all analyses. Opportunity exists for highly qualified and highly motivated individuals to participate actively in research aimed at using stable isotopes as tools to understand ecosystems. Salary is negotiable and will be commensurate with experience. Qualifications should include an MS (preferred) or BS in chemistry, physics, geology, biology, soil science or related discipline. Previous experience with stable isotope mass spectrometry is desirable. Position is grant-supported for a duration of 2.5 years. Continuation is likely depending on performance. To apply for the position, send cover letter detailing previous experience, curriculum vitae, and names and addresses of three references to : Loretta Johnson, Division of Biology, Ackert Hall Rm 232, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS 66506-4901. Fax: 785-532-6653, Email:, phone: 785-532-6921. Applications received before August 15 will receive full consideration. Posted: 7/5/00.

[Position Filled] L.C. Lee & Associates: Associate Ecologist. L. C. Lee & Associates, Inc. and the National Wetland Science Training Cooperative (LCLA/NWSTC) are pleased to announce an opening in the California office for an individual with applied experience in the science and management of wetland and aquatic ecosystems. Preference will be given to individuals with backgrounds in a combination of two or more of the following disciplines: wildlife, hydrology, fisheries, ecology, zoology, and botany. The successful candidate will have at least a Bachelor s degree and excellent references. A Master's degree is preferred. Some experience in the conduct of business and natural resource science and regulation will be a distinct employment advantage. S/he must have the ability to operate in a national consulting environment. Desired attributes include excellent poise and the ability to speak, teach, market, and work individually or as a team member, even under difficult field conditions. Very strong writing, technical, field, people and business skills are essential. LCLA/NWSTC is a small environmental consulting firm comprised currently of 7 professionals, several support personnel and a network of affiliates nationwide. LCLA/NWSTC is based in Seattle, and maintains a San Francisco Bay Area Office. LCLA teams perform the range of permitting, design, construction and monitoring work related to wetland and aquatic sciences. The company focus currently is on ecosystem restoration, and the California office includes an emphasis in conservation biology and rare plant restoration. Extensive travel, field work, and challenging work assignments are routine. LCLA offers a competitive starting salary, health/benefits package, and opportunity to advance. Interested individuals should forward a resume or curriculum vitae to 1501 Viking, Alameda, California 94501, or email to For additional information, contact Dr. Peggy Fiedler at (510) 547-5805, or visit our web site at Posted: 3/26/01.

Louisiana State University: We have an opening for an RA2 at Wetland Biogeochemistry Institute. Duties and Responsibilities: Sample collection, preparation, and analysis from field research plots. Sample preparation and analysis from other samples brought into lab associated with PI's research. Data report preparation. Assist PI in managing lab activities. Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor's degree in a physical or natural science and chemical laboratory or related experience for 1 year. Additional Requirements Desired: Experience with preparation of soil and tissue samples for metals analysis. Experience with atomic absorption and plasma emission spectroscopy for metals analysis. Send resume and letter of application to: Karen Gros, Wetland Biogeochemistry Institute, Louisiana State University, Ref #023702, Baton Rouge, LA 70803-7511. Application Deadline: Until suitable candidate is selected. Posted: 3/26/01.

Louisiana State University: Research Associate 3, Wetland Biogeochemistry Institute. Qualifications Required: M.S. in Biology, Botany, Agronomy, Marine Science, Forestry and Wildlife or closely related fields and related experience. Additional Qualifications Desired: Experience in field sampling of wetlands, water, soil and plant chemical analyses, and statistical analyses; knowledge of plant and soil ecology. Responsibilities: Assist in conducting and managing wetland related research; perform field sampling and greenhouse experiments; laboratory analyses of soil, water, and plants; data analyses; manuscript and report preparation. Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience. Anticipated Hire Date: ASAP and no later than March 1, 2001. Application Deadline: Open/Until suitable candidate selected. Submit Resume To: Mrs. Karen Gros, Wetland Biogeochemistry Institute, Louisiana State University Ref: Log #0700, Baton Rouge, LA 70803-7511. Posted: 1/19/01.

Louisiana State University: Wetland Biogeochemistry Institute, Louisiana State University anticipates opening for Research Associate 2 position. Required Qualifications: Bachelor's degree in chemical/biological sciences; one year experience in laboratory procedures; OR M.S. degree in chemical/biological sciences; must be able to work independently. Additional Qualifications Desired: experience in laboratory analyses, data analysis and interpretation; knowledge of gas chromatography, Lachatt automated flow analyzer systems. Responsibilities: analyze and process oil, plant, and water samples; interpret data and provide written reports; maintain chain-of-custody and QA/QC records; maintain laboratory equipment and supplies; provide technical expertise and guidance to graduate students and student workers; supervise student workers. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Application deadline is October 15, 2000 or until candidate is selected. Submit letter of application and resume to: Karen Gros, Wetland Biogeochemistry Inst., Louisiana State University, Ref #0274, Baton Rouge, LA 70803-7511. Phone (225)578-8806. Posted: 9/29/00.

Marine Biological Laboratory: RESEARCH ASSISTANT II [RAII ERP] The Ecosystems Center Full-Time, Grade 11, Exempt. The Ecosystems Center of the Marine Biological Laboratory is seeking applicants for 1 or 2 full-time Research Assistant II positions on an ongoing ecological research project. DUTIES: The successful candidates will participate in research on arctic tundra stream ecosystems at Toolik Field Station in northern Alaska and laboratory and writing work in Woods Hole, Massachusetts. Field activities in Alaska will include monitoring physical parameters in streams; collection and analysis of water samples, benthic samples and fish. Activities in Woods Hole will include chemistry analyses, data analysis, extensive writing of manuscripts and reports and logistical planning. SKILLS/EDUCATION/SKILL/EXPERIENCE: MS in Aquatic Biology, Ecology or Chemistry or BA/BS in Aquatic Biology, Ecology or Chemistry with at least three additional years of relevant experience. Experience with statistical analyses, database management, spreadsheet programs and graphics programs a plus. Scientific writing skills are a must. The successful candidate(s) will be expected to schedule own work and should be prepared to supervise a small field crew. CONDITIONS: Applicants should be in good health, capable of rigorous physical activity (e.g., working long hours outside in potentially severe weather, carrying >40lb. Pack across uneven terrain, hiking many miles per day across tundra and be prepared to live in an isolated setting with harsh environmental conditions. Candidates should be available for travel to Alaska by June 14, 2001 and should be able to remain in Alaska until at least August 23, 2001. All travel and living expenses will be paid in addition to a salary. APPLICATION DEADLINE: Until a suitable candidate(s) is identified. Please send your resume, copy of transcripts, names, address, phone number and email addresses (if available) of 3 references to: The Marine Biological Laboratory, Attn: Human Resources, reference code [RAII ERP], 7 MBL Street, Woods Hole, MA 02543-1015; telephone (508) 289-7422, email Posted: 3/29/01.

Marine Biological Laboratory: Arctic Carbon Cycling. Funding is anticipated for a full-time, year round Research Assistant I at the Ecosystems Center of the Marine Biological Laboratory to work on a project examining the potential impacts of climate change on carbon and nutrient cycling in arctic tundra. The successful candidate will be expected to work with the project research team at the field site located near the Toolik Lake Field Station on Alaska's North Slope for 2 1/2 to 3 months in the summer (June-August). The remainder of the year will be spent working in our Woods Hole laboratory. Duties include assisting with: 1) preparing for summer field research; 2) measurement of CO2 and trace gas fluxes on research plots; 3) labeling of field plots with 14C and 15N; 4) field sample collection; 5) laboratory analyses of plant, soil and water samples and 6) data entry and organization. EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE: A BS/BA in biology, chemistry or a related field or equivalent experience. Attention to detail and desire to learn new laboratory and field techniques is essential. Computer proficiency (spreadsheets, word processing) and mechanical aptitude are highly desirable along with some experience in analytical chemistry. CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT: This position is available May 13, 2001 or as soon thereafter as is practical. Initial funding is for one year with the potential for renewal dependent on job performance and continued support. PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Applicants should be in good health, capable of rigorous physical activity (e.g., working long hours outside in potentially severe weather, carrying >40 lb. pack across uneven terrain, hiking many miles per day across tundra) and prepared to live in an isolated setting with harsh environmental conditions. Applicants should be prepared to live in a setting where cooperation with others is essential and living accommodations are spare and simple. DEADLINE: until a suitable candidate is identified. To apply, please send a resume, transcripts(s) and names of three people willing to serve as references to: The Marine Biological Laboratory, ATTN: Human Resources, reference code: [RAI ACC], 7 MBL Street, Woods Hole, MA 02543-1015. Email address is Revised: 3/30/01.

Marine Biological Laboratory: The Ecosystems Center of the Marine Biological Laboratory is seeking applicants for a full-time, year round Research Assistant I/II. This position is funded as part of the NIGC/LTER soil warming experiments at the Harvard Forest in central Massachusetts. DUTIES: This is a long-term study investigating the effects of climate change on carbon and nitrogen cycling in a northern temperate forest. Field work includes measurement of trace gases, soil and vegetation sampling; laboratory analysis of samples, nutrient analysis, data processing and analysis; maintenance of machinery and experiment infrastructure; assist with baseline data collection, installation and initiation of new experiment. Working outdoors as part of a team in 3+ seasons. EDUCATION/SKILL/EXPERIENCE: Applicants should have a BS in Ecological Science and related research experience or a Masters degree in an Ecological Science. Knowledge in the following areas would be desirable: dendrochronology, soil analysis methods, isotope analyses and/or trace gases analyses including the use of gas chromatographs, auto analyzers and time domain reflectometry. CONDITIONS: Employment could begin as early as April 1, 2001. APPLICATION DEADLINE: Until a suitable candidate is identified. Please apply to The Marine Biological Laboratory, Attn: Human Resources, reference code [RAI/II NIGEC/LTER], 7 MBL Street, Woods Hole, MA 02543-1015; email Posted: 3/20/01.

Marine Biological Laboratory: The Ecosystems Center of the Marine Biological Laboratory has a part-time, 20 hours per week position available as a Laboratory Facilities Manager reporting to the Ecosystems Facilities Committee. Degree of interaction with the committee will depend upon experience and level of person hired. Position: Research Assistant II/III [RAII/III LFM] Part-time, Exempt. Duties: Responsible for general laboratory oversight, laboratory safety and good laboratory practices and orientation of new employees. Also responsible for keeping all instruments in working order, instructing users on proper operation of each instrument, keeping spare parts in stock and performing and/or scheduling routine maintenance and repairs. This set of responsibilities extends to all general use laboratories and facilities of the Ecosystems Center, including the fieldhouse storage area and maintenance of Center vehicles. Additional responsibilities include supervision of a dishwasher person, stocking of appropriate glassware and consumable supplies, resolution of user conflicts with respect to space and vehicle needs and organization of cleanups and advising the Ecosystems Center Facilities Committee on upgrades/repairs of general use facilities. Coordinate with the MBL Research and Education Support Coordinator on areas of joint interest/mutual requirements. Education/Experience: BS plus three years directly related experience or MS in Biology or Chemistry. Previous laboratory experience helpful and some supervisory experience is desirable. Application Deadline: Until a suitable candidate is identified. Apply to: Marine Biological Laboratory, ATTN: Human Resources reference code [RAII/III LFM], 7 MBL Street, Woods Hole, MA 02543-1015, email Posted: 8/17/00.

Miami University: Research Lab Coordinator, Department of Zoology, Miami University, Oxford, Ohio. We seek a qualified person for the position of Research Lab Coordinator to assist with grant-supported research on the overwintering physiology and ecology of invertebrates, amphibians, and reptiles ( Major duties include setting up and conducting lab and field experiments; assisting undergraduate, graduate, and postdoctoral researchers; assisting development of manuscripts and grant applications; organizing and analyzing data; ordering supplies and maintaining records of expenditures; maintaining an inventory of supplies; supervising student aides; maintaining and updating software on the laboratory computer network. Qualifications: Applicants must hold a B.A./B.S. or M.S. degree in biological science. We seek a highly-organized and motivated individual that can work accurately with attention to detail. Strong written and oral communication skills required. Occasional evenings/weekends and travel. Computer experience and familiarity with statistical methods is highly desirable. Compensation and Opportunities: Salary commensurate with experience and training, plus full fringe benefits. Allowance for travel to professional meetings. In accordance with interest and ability, collaborative research with faculty and students is possible. This two-year position, beginning mid-August 2001, will be extended contingent upon continued funding. Send resume, (unofficial) transcripts, and a cover letter highlighting qualifications to: Dr. Jon P. Costanzo, Dept. of Zoology, Miami University, Oxford, Ohio 45056 (e-mail: costanjp@muohio; phone: 513/529-3167). Posted: 2/23/01.

Michigan State University: Research Technologist, Department of Fisheries and Wildlife, College of Agriculture and Natural Resources. Requires knowledge equivalent to that which normally would be acquired by completing a four-year college degree program in fisheries or a related field; up to six months of related work experience in basic research techniques in a related field including identification and enumeration of freshwater phytoplankton and flurometric and spectrophotometric techniques in water analysis; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Desired experience would include backpacking at high elevations (>9,000 ft), general field techniques in limnology, handling of low-energy radioisotopes (14C for example), computer software (word processing, spreadsheet, statistics, graphics, and database mgmt). This position participates in field sampling of high-elevation lakes in the central Sierra Nevada of California, based at Michigan State University (East Lansing, MI) from October to May and at the Sierra Nevada Aquatic Research Laboratory (SNARL), Mammoth Lakes, California, June to September. This is a project technician position funded through February 1, 2002. Contact MSU Employment office at 517/432-1662 to request an application. Refer to posting #C10067. Closing date is March 2, 2001. For further information, contact: Orlando Sarnelle, Assistant Professor, Department of Fisheries and Wildlife, 163 Natural Resources Building, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48824-1222. office phone: 517-353-4819, Fax #: 517-432-1699, e-mail:, webpage: Posted: 2/15/01.

Missouri Department of Conservation: Field Botanist (6). Pay Rate: $9.10/hr. 4-10hr. days/week. Housing provided. Starting and Ending Dates: May 21 until mid to late August. Duties: Collect botanical (understory) data on Chilton Creek Management Area in Shannon and Carter Counties. Extensive outdoor work in all weather in one of the most isolated (and beautiful) parts of Missouri's Ozarks. Basic understanding of botanical keys and terminology a must. Applicant should have completed coursework in one or more of the following: field botany, plant ecology, plant taxonomy, and dendrology. First two weeks of employment will be intensive training on identifying flora of the vicinity. Work with and under the supervision of local staff of The Nature Conservancy. Study area will have been prescribed burned the spring before sampling. Successful applicants will identify flora, keep accurate records, prepare specimen mounts and enter data into ongoing database. Must be physically capable of working in rough terrain. Applicants who have previous field experience, good map reading skills and are able to operate a 4-wheel drive, manual transmission vehicle will have preference. Contact: George Hartman, Fire Ecologist, 1110 S. College Ave., Columbia MO 65201. Phone: 573/882-9880 ext. 3304, Fax: 573/882-4517, Email: Deadline for Application: March 15, 2001. Posted: 2/14/01.

Missouri Department of Conservation: I am looking to fill three (3) seasonal field botanist positions as part of the Riparian Ecosystem Assessment And Management (REAM) project, a long-term project describing selected flora and fauna in northern Missouri riparian forests and their responses to forest management. One position runs from April 11, 2001 to August 10, 2001 (17 weeks). Two positions run from May 30, 2001 to August 10, 2001 (10 weeks). DUTIES: Each individual will be responsible for collecting data from permanent 1-m2 quadrats on the ground flora layer. Species-level information, including presence and cover estimates, will be collected. Individuals will also be responsible for data organization and data entry as needed. QUALIFICATIONS: Current enrollment in, or graduation from a natural resource management, forestry, botany, ecology, or related field is required. Experience in taxonomy and field botany is highly preferred but not required; an intensive one-week field botany training will be provided prior to the sampling season. Must be willing to work in hot, humid conditions and to tolerate high concentrations of mosquitoes, poison ivy, and mud. Under all conditions, individuals must be dedicated to providing quality field work. Ability to work well with others as well as independently is a must. Map and compass skills will be necessary. PAY: $8.29 per hour, 40 hours/week. Housing and work vehicles are provided by the Missouri Department of Conservation. The field botanists are housed at the Atlanta Conservation Area and near Deer Ridge Conservation Area throughout the sampling season. Housing is cramped but clean, and involves living with folks on other field crews (herp and bird) associated with REAM. 1) For the job beginning April 11, 2001, the APPLICATION DEADLINE is February 23, 2001 2) For the job beginning May 30, 2001, the APPLICATION DEADLINE is March 2, 2001. TO APPLY: Please send cover letter, resume (detailing your work experience), unofficial transcripts, and list of 3 references (names, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses), via mail or e-mail, to: Cindy E. Buck, Wildlife Staff Biologist-Botanist, Columbia Research Center - Missouri Department of Conservation, 1110 S. College Ave., Columbia, MO 65201. (573) 882-9880 x3316, Posted: 1/22/01.

Missouri Department of Conservation: We are now accepting applications for summer field botanists to inventory ground layer vegetation as part of the Missouri Ozark Forest Ecosystem Project (MOFEP). MOFEP is a long term research project designed to evaluate impacts of standard forest management practices on various biotic and abiotic ecosystem components. For general information about the MOFEP study, visit our web site at: Nine (9) botanist positions are available. Salary is $9.10/hr (40 hrs/wk). Housing and work vehicles are provided. Employment dates are from May 21, 2001 through August 16, 2001. Please do not apply if you are not available for this entire period. Positions will be based out of Ellington, Missouri. DUTIES: Responsibilities for MOFEP field botanists include: 1) learning to identify 400+ herbaceous and woody plant species, 2) locating permanent plots and sampling ground vegetation within them, 3) collecting unknown and voucher herbarium specimens, and 4) entering data using Microsoft Access. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Applicants MUST have the following: 1) completed course work in plant taxonomy, systematics, dendrology, and/or field botany, 2) the ability and desire to quickly learn 400+ plant species, 3) the ability and desire to work long hours in rigorous terrain and harsh weather conditions, 4) map reading and compass experience, 5) the ability to work well in both large and small groups, in both supervised and unsupervised conditions, 6) the ability to tolerate living in crowded, dorm-like conditions, and 7) a valid drivers license with experience operating 4x4 manual transmission vehicles. Applicants with previous field experience conducting vegetation surveys or inventories are strongly preferred. APPLICATION DEADLINE: March 9, 2001. To apply, send cover letter, resume/CV, and copy of transcripts (unofficial is fine) to: Jennifer K. Grabner, Forestry Research Botanist, Missouri Department of Conservation, 1110 S. College Ave., Columbia, MO 65201. Phone: 573/882-9880 (ext. 3307), E-mail:, FAX: 573/882-4517. Posted: 1/22/01.

National Park Service: There are 8 openings for fire ecologists (GS-7 -GS-11) in the following parks: Big Bend National Park, Big Thicket National Park and Preserve, Crater Lake National Park, Great Smoky Mountain National Park, Santa Monica Mountains National Rec Area, Voyageurs National Park, Wilson's Creek National Battlefield, Wind Cave National Park. The positions are "ecoregional" in nature, covering a number of parks. The positions are open to federal employees and people outside the government. One can apply to a number of the positions with one application. Details and application information can be obtained at the following web sites. US Government employees: Outside the government: Open period 02/20 - 04/03/2001. Posted: 2/23/01.

New Mexico State University: 2 Field Assistants ($22,675.56/year, full benefits) Two energetic, competent field technicians are needed to assist Jornada Experimental Range scientists with research and monitoring projects in support of the development and implementation of ecologically-based management systems for arid and semi-arid lands. Study sites are located in southern New Mexico and surrounding states. Study sites include locations on public, private and military lands. Positions will include extensive travel throughout the region and long hours in the field. Trips may last up to a week and may involve camping. Some sites may be accessible only on foot over rugged terrain. Field conditions will range from hot (100's) to cold (30's) and windy. Positions will also include laboratory work (primarily for soil physical properties and some simple soil chemistry), data entry and data manipulation. Responsibilities: Positions will involve up to 50% of the time in the field sampling vegetation and soils and running rainfall simulation on small plots. Positions will also involve up to 50% of the time indoors processing soil samples and entering soil and vegetation data. Qualifications: · Knowledge of Chihuahuan Desert flora. Demonstrated botanical expertise (including grasses) in another ecosystem and willingness to learn local flora may be substituted. · Previous monitoring and/or field research experience. · GIS and/or soil microbiology and/or chemistry lab experience are desirable, but not required. · Experience with Excel and/or SigmaPlot are highly desirable, but not required. · Valid U.S. driver's license. · B.S. or B.A. in environmental sciences or equivalent degree. Duration: Positions are for two years, contingent upon funding. Start Date: Flexible, as soon as possible. Application Deadline: March 31, 2001 or until positions are filled. How to Apply: Please send cover letter, resume and contact information (name, position, phone, e-mail and mailing address) for 3 references to: Laura Myers USDA-ARS Jornada Experimental Range MSC 3JER, NMSU, Box 30003 Las Cruces, NM 88003-8003 e-mail: Tel: 505-646-8033 FAX: 505-646-5889 Jornada Web Page Posted: 2/12/01.

New Mexico State University: Senior Research Assistant, Grade-17. Effective: February 21, 2001. Salary: $24,728.64. Continued employment contingent upon federal funding. Individual will participate in on-going multi-study, Long Term Ecological Research program on desertification in the northern Chihuahuan Desert. Will work with a wide variety of taxa and will be required to learn the flora and selected fauna of the research area. The position will include manual labor including, but not limited to, soil augering, soil coring, shrub removal, and trenching. Routine carrying of heavy instruments in the field for extended periods will be required. Responsibilities will include plant, hydrology, and soil measurements; routine handling of small mammals and reptiles; maintenance of field instruments, equipment, and infrastructure. Must have the ability to work both as a team member and independently; to establish and maintain effective working relationships with associates; extensive ability to make sound judgments relative to analytical processes; to recognize and appreciate the extreme accuracy essential to research; to follow oral and detailed written instructions; to assemble and record accurate data; to communicate verbally and in writing; possess exemplary supervisory and organizational abilities. Supervises and coordinates collection and recording of complex research data Collects and records moderately complex technical and non-technical data in a laboratory and/or field environment in accordance with established guidelines, rules, regulations, and/or protocols; assists with establishing study protocols, guidelines and procedures, conducts or assists in tests using proven and experimental techniques; maintains statistical, other records and organizational data collected in a particular experiment or unit of research; assists and/or supervises in the setting up of apparatus, instruments and other equipment; records results of experiments in prescribed form necessary to show best results; may design or assist in the design or modification of test equipment; compiles reports and other data for review; may be required to travel; works independently or on a team; may be required to do extensive literature study and report results in writing or verbally; performs related work as required. Field experience preferred in plant identification and sampling techniques as well as small mammals and reptiles. Skill in the use of hand tools; experience in repair/maintenance related tasks. Qualifications: Bachelor's degree in field of research applicable to the position;. 2 3 years experience in research directly related to field of research; knowledge of training and directing work of assigned staff. Driver's license required. Extra hours may be required during the week or the weekend. Must be able to work in the field under high heat and sun exposure. This is primarily a field position. Benefits: Group medical and hospital insurance, group life insurance, state education retirement, worker's compensation, sick leave, and unemployment compensation. Submit letter of application, resume, 3 letters of reference and supportive materials by January 24, 2001. Electronic submissions must be in MS WORD or Rich Test Format (RTF). Other formats will not be accepted. Reply to: John P. Anderson, Jornada LTER Site Manager, New Mexico State University, Biology Dept., Dept. 3AF, Box 30001, Las Cruces, NM 88003-0001. Voice: 505-646-5818, fax: 505-646-5665, email: Posted: 1/12/01.

North Dakota State University: Research Specialist to conduct research on evolutionary ecology of native fish populations. Position in the Dept. of Zoology at North Dakota State University, Fargo, ND. Salary: $24,000 minimum / yr plus excellent benefits. Research will focus on ecological genetics of White Sands pupfish and introduced populations of western mosquitofish. Requires B.S. or B. A. in biology or related field; clear and effective communication skills, lab exp. with genetic techniques; exp. with maintaining captive fish populations; exp. in work-related record keeping; use of Internet; use of computer applications such as word processing, graphic applications and spreadsheets. Prefer graduate course work/degree, 2+ yrs of lab exp. with genetic techniques and experience with maintaining live fish. For more information, please contact Craig Stockwell (, Phone: 701 231 8449 Screening will begin July 1, 2001. Posted: 5/23/01.

Northern Arizona University: Research Technician (#553158): Mycorrhizae and Biogeochemistry. The Ecosystem Ecology Laboratory in the Department of Biological Sciences has a 1-year position available for a Research Technician to conduct research on the influence of mycorrhizae on fine root decomposition and soil carbon processing. We are particularly interested in candidates with past experience in analytical chemistry and ecological research, particularly in mycorrhizal ecology and soil biogeochemistry. The primary duties of the position will include sorting roots by mycorrhizal infection status; analyzing samples for various carbon constituents (lignin, chitin, phenolic and others) and nutrient contents; constructing experimental microcosms to monitor mass loss, gas exchange, and soil nutrient transformations, conducting field experiments, and conducting stable isotope analyses. Applicants must have a Bachelor's degree in Biology, Ecology, or related field, and some research experience. Interested applicants should send a job application form, statement of career goals, curriculum vitae, and 3 letters of recommendation to NAU Human Resources. Official posting is located at Posted: 5/24/01.

Northern Arizona University: A Research Technician position is available in the Forest Soils -Ecosystem Ecology Laboratory, School of Forestry, Northern Arizona University. The individual will be primarily responsible for laboratory and field research (including data collection, analysis, and report writing) associated with a U.S. Forest Service-supported national project concerning the effects of fire and fire surrogate treatments on soil biodiversity and nutrient cycling in fire-adapted forests. However, the successful candidate also will conduct plant and soil research associated with a wide array of other projects, including: water use, nutrient cycling, and productivity in riparian forests, the influences of herbivory on pinyon forest ecosystem function, and the mechanisms of nitrogen retention in forests. Minimum qualifications include a Bachelor's degree in Biology, Environmental Science, Forestry, Soil Science, or closely related field, OR four years research experience in one of these fields. Preference will be given to candidates possessing the following knowledge and skills: · Bachelor's degree in Biology, Environmental Science, Forestry, Soil Science, or a closely related field. · Knowledge of basic analytical chemistry (how to make reagents, types of labware and their proper use, etc.) and good laboratory etiquette. · Knowledge and experience in the basic analytical techniques associated with the chemical and biological analyses of plant, soil, and water samples. · Knowledge and skill in the proper use of modern analytical equipment, such as: analytical balances, centrifuges, colorimetric autoanalyzers, elemental analyzers, gas chromatographs, microscopes, and pH meters. · Knowledge of data management, experimental design, and statistical analyses in ecological studies. · Strong general computer skills and working knowledge of data management, word processing, and statistical software. · Ability to work long hours doing research at remote sites. · Ability to work well with other researchers. · Ability to obtain a valid Arizona Driver's License. In short, I seek a motivated and organized individual who can work independently and has excellent laboratory, field, and computer skills. The position begins February 26, 2001 (or shortly thereafter) and is available for a period of two years, with the possibility of renewal depending on performance and funding. Starting annual salary is between $21,000 and $25,000 commensurate with experience, and includes full benefits. To apply, please contact Human Resources at 520-523-2223 or regarding Vacancy Number 552965. For more info, contact Dr. Stephen C. Hart:, 520-523-6637, FAX: 520-523-1080. Posted: 1/22/01.

Old Dominion University: Two Full-Time Field Assistants are needed immediately to work on a large field experiment examining the context-dependent effects of landscape level contamination by PCBs on frog populations in the Housatonic River Valley in the Berkshires of Western Massachusetts. Work involves setup, maintenance and monitoring of field enclosures in a large series of natural ponds. Previous experience with amphibians and experimental/ecological methodology required, experience with maintaining enclosure/mesocosm experiments also very helpful. The positions pay up to $25 per hour depending on experience and include motel lodging and meal expenses. This is a excellent opportunity to gain additional experience in experimental field ecology, amphibian biology, and conservation biology and/or to make some money if you are between grad schools, postdocs, etc. Contact : W. J. Resetarits, Jr. ( Department of Biological Sciences Old Dominion University Norfolk, Virginia 23529 757 683-3763. Posted: 5/2/01.

Oregon State University: Bioscience Research Technicians (7) - Forest Biogeochemistry. STARTING DATE: June 1, 2001. Selected applicants will work as members of two field crews responsible for conducting measurements for a project on net carbon uptake by the forests of western Oregon. Measurements will include tree size, tree density, increment boring, leaf area index, and the collection of leaf and soil samples for chemical analysis. Field sites will be scattered throughout western Oregon ranging from the high Cascades to the coastal rainforest to the Siskiyous of southern Oregon and will include young as well as old-growth forests. The position, based out of Corvallis, OR, requires one to spend at least 4 nights per week in the field where accommodations will be provided in the form of hotel, or field station. At some locations camping may also be necessary. Further information on the project can be found at: QUALIFICATIONS: Willingness to work in remote field sites for extended periods. Experience in forest mensuration, soil sampling, LAI-2000 plant canopy analyzer, or GPS is preferable. The period of employment is June 4 to Sept 4 (3 months). Pay rate will be $8.50 - $9.50 / hour, depending on experience. Housing and meals will be provided while in the field (4-5 days per week). Send resume and the name and contact information for at least one reference (by mail or electronically) to Dr. Osbert Sun, Department of Forest Science, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR 97331; Phone: 541-737-8471; Fax: 541-737-1393; e-mail: Posted: 2/7/01.

Oregon State University: Faculty Research Assistant/Ecophysiologist. Earliest Starting Date: November 1, 2000. Responsibilities: The position will be with an interdisciplinary team of scientists working on integration of ecological simulation models with plot data and spatial data related to climate, physiography, vegetation, and soil properties. The goal of the research is the investigation of the influence of climate, forest age, and disturbance on net primary production and net ecosystem production in the Pacific Northwest. Responsibilities will include primarily field data collection, data analysis, database management, and supervision of summer field crews, working closely with other project members. The field sites will include chronosequences in three forest types for investigating ecosystem processes (e.g. variation in carbon allocation with developmental stages) and ~60 extensive sites for model and remote sensing validation across Oregon and part of Washington. Field measurements will include soil surface CO2 fluxes using a LiCor 6400, leaf area index using LAI-2000s, tree dimensions using lasers, soil and foliage sampling, and litterfall. The person will analyze and manage large new data sets (e.g. analysis of stand dimensional data to estimate biomass and aboveground net primary productivity, analysis of optical measurements to estimate LAI; developing statistical models for estimating belowground carbon allocation from monthly and annual soil CO2 fluxes and litterfall measurements). PI: B. Law, Co-PIs: Dave Turner, Warren Cohen, Mark Harmon, Chris Daly, Mike Unsworth. Qualifications: Use of LiCor 6400 gas exchange system, measurements of tree dimensions, ability to analyze large data sets from many sites (e.g. analysis of stand dimensional data to estimate aboveground net primary productivity using allometric equations, analysis of optical measurements to estimate LAI; developing statistical models for estimating monthly and annual soil CO2 fluxes from periodic measurements and environmental variables). Experience with relational database software on a PC platform. Strong statistical skills with SAS, SPLUS or other software is needed. M.S. in Ecophysiology, or related field. Employment Conditions: Full-time (1.0 FTE), fixed term faculty position. Re-appointment is at the discretion of the Dean. Full-time salary is $27,000 - 33,200 depending on experience and qualifications. Medical, dental, and life insurance group plans are available. For More Information: Contact Beverly Law, Department of Forest Science, 328 Richardson Hall, Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon, 97331-5752 (541-737-6111, To Apply. Send letter of application with statement of interest, vitae (resume), examples of your publications if available, unofficial copies of transcripts, and 2 letters of reference to: Sandra C. Lewis, Office Manager, Department of Forest Science, Richardson Hall 321, Oregon State University, Corvallis OR 97331-5752. For full consideration, send application materials by October 11, 2000. Posted: 9/14/00.

Point Reyes National Seashore is hiring a GS-9 fire ecologist, $18.64/hour. The incumbent's primary duties and responsibilities include planning, coordinating, implementing, documenting and preparing reports for a fire ecology research program at Point Reyes National Seashore. Please see the full job announcement on the USAJobs website at: Applications for the position may be submitted April 4, 2001 through May 2, 2001. This is a term, subject-to-furlough position, not-to-exceed 13 months but which may be extended for up to four years, depending on funding and work availability. No government housing is available. For detailed information regarding this position, please contact Plant Ecologist Barbara Moritsch at (415) 464-5190. Posted: 4/17/01.

Purdue University: Positions are available for crew chiefs (4) and field research technicians (20) to assist in a large, interdisciplinary research effort in the Upper Wabash River Basin of Indiana. The ultimate goal of the project is to provide landowners and decision makers with information on the impacts of land use on natural resources in the basin. Field sampling will be conducted to assist in the development of spatially explicit models for predicting the distribution and abundance of biotic resources in the basin. Work will involve sampling for small mammals, mesocarnivores, selected species of neotropical migrants and permanent avian residents, as well as larval amphibians. In addition, plant sampling will be conducted for woody and selected herbaceous species, as well as invasive exotics. Damage by insects and vertebrates to agricultural crops will be assessed. Qualified applicants must be in excellent physical condition, possess a valid driver's license, and enjoy working in the field and as a member of a team. Coursework in wildlife, forestry, or plant ecology, ability to identify the fauna or flora of the midwest, familiarity with GPS and GIS, and job-related experience involving sampling of vertebrate or plant populations is highly desirable. Two crew chief positions are 2-year appointments and can begin at any time after 1 February. The remaining crew chief positions will run from 5 May to 15 August, and the technician positions from 10 May to 15 August. Hourly wages are $10 for crew chiefs and $8 for technicians. Lodging and travel are provided. To apply, please contact Dr. Rob Swihart by email: Applications will be accepted beginning immediately and continuing until all positions are filled. Posted: 1/16/01.

Rocky Mountain Research Station: We anticipate filling a permanent fulltime professional-series position at the U.S. Forest Service's Rocky Mountain Research Station in Fort Collins, Colorado. The position is within an interdisciplinary research project titled "Sustaining Alpine and Forest Ecosystems Under Atmospheric and Terrestrial Disturbances." The focus of this position will be to assist with plant physiological and ecological research studies of forest establishment and succession after fires in the Rocky Mountains. This position offers an opportunity for an energetic person with good organizational skills to work in a variety of ecosystems with a diverse team of researchers. The responsibilities of this research assistant will include serving as field and lab crew leader, operating field-portable plant physiological and datalogging instrumentation, applying ecological stand sampling techniques, conducting data analysis using computerized spreadsheet and statistical software, and contributing to the design and coordination of studies and interpretation of results. A willingness to learn and/or develop new research techniques and approaches, in the field and lab, as the research program evolves is desirable. Experience with the application of GIS technologies, dendrochronology or fire ecology would be a plus. We are looking for a hard-working, enthusiastic individual with good interpersonal skills and research experience. The professional must be available to travel for extended periods of time to remote field sites and to hike, camp and work safely and productively in rough high-elevation terrain under harsh weather conditions. The salary will range from $29,000 - $43,000 per year (GS 7/9/11), depending on the qualifications of the candidate. The position will include a full benefit package. If you would enjoy working as part of the Rocky Mountain Research Station's Alpine and Forest Ecosystems project, we encourage you to express your interest in the position by getting on our mailing list for the formal job announcement by leaving your name, address and phone number with Angela Harris at (970) 498-1248 or For technical details of the position, please contact Dr. Anna W. Schoettle at For information on the Research Unit and Rocky Mountain Research Station see and Posted: 1/22/01.

Rocky Mountain Research Station: We are anticipating hiring two summer temporary technicians at the U.S. Forest Service's Rocky Mountain Research Station in Fort Collins, Colorado. These technicians will serve on a field crew to collect and process data for studies of 5-needle pines in relationship to forest establishment and succession after fires and the effects of white pine blister rust, an exotic pathogen, on those processes. We are looking for hard-working, friendly individuals who have good interpersonal skills and can work and travel well with others. The optimally qualified candidates would have research experience and be familiar with botanical, ecological, and/or physiological measurement techniques, tree measurements techniques, and the operation of computer spreadsheets yet we are willing to train enthusiastic candidates. The positions are located in Fort Collins, Colorado and will require extensive travel (transportation will be provided) to research sites along the Front Range of Colorado, northwestern Wyoming and the Black Hills of South Dakota. The assistants must be available to travel for extended periods of time to remote field sites and to hike, camp and work safely and productively in rough high-elevation terrain under harsh weather conditions. The salary will range from $8.71 - $13.54 per hour, depending on the qualifications. Candidates must be available to work from mid-May through the later half of August 2001 and availability through September 2001 is desirable. Applicants must be US citizens with a valid drivers license. For more information, contact Dr. Anna W. Schoettle via email at Posted: 1/22/01.

Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute: Plant Ecology/Ecophysiology Assistant wanted on a project studying drought stress as a factor determining the distribution and abundance of tropical rainforest tree species. We are looking for a highly motivated, recent college graduate with a strong background in field-oriented research. The project is based on Barro Colorado Island at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute. The assistant would live on Barro Colorado and be responsible for helping with plant water status, hydraulics and gas exchange measurements, setting up experiments, miscellaneous fieldwork, data entry, care of tree seedlings in the greenhouse, etc. The period of the project is approximately May 2001 to June 2002. We pay room and board plus $500 per month. The assistant would be responsible for making travel arrangements and paying for travel. Please send CV and names, phone and email of three references to Tom Kursar as well as Bettina Engelbrecht Posted: 3/5/01.

Sonoma State University: A full-time research position in grassland ecology and conservation biology is available in the Department of Biology at Sonoma State University. The successful candidate will assist with ecological research that examines the influence of feral pig disturbances on grassland communities along the coast of northern California. These non-native mammals have invaded vast areas of California yet very little is known about how they affect natural landscapes. Funded by the California Department of Fish and Game, this project uses field experiments to assess the impact of these invasive mammals on soil characteristics and patterns of plant species richness and diversity. The successful candidate will 1) maintain existing field experiments, 2) work closely with faculty, graduate students and undergraduates to collect, manage and analyze data, 3) summarize results in written and oral form, 4) manage an active research laboratory (order supplies, process expense claims, manage project budgets, etc.), and 5) liaise with university and agency administrators. A bachelors degree in biology is required, and preference will be given to applicants who have a strong background in plant ecology and field research. The successful applicant must have 1) the ability to work effectively and independently within a collaborative research environment, 2) basic knowledge of computer operations (and familiarity with Macintosh OS), 3) strong written and oral communication skills, 4) knowledge or willingness to learn about soil analyses, statistics, computer programs and various research techniques, and 5) ability to work intensively in the field for extended periods. This position is for one year, with an option for a two year, depending on performance and budgetary considerations. The salary range for this position is $27,000-31,068/year, with placement within the range based on qualifications and experience. Benefits include health, dental, and vision care. To be considered for this position, please include a completed application form, a cover letter detailing your experience and background, a current resume, and the names and addresses (including email) of three references familiar with your background in biology and research. When preparing an application, please consult the formal posting for this position, which can be found at Review of applications will start July 9, 2001 and continue until position is filled. The desired start date is August 20, 2001. If interested in further details on the position, please contact Dr. Hall Cushman ( Posted: 6/18/01.

South Florida Water Management District: Environmental Scientist. Assume lead responsibility for the river channel vegetation component of the Kissimmee River restoration evaluation program. Primary responsibilities include biannual (winter and summer) sampling of river channel vegetation throughout Pools A and C of the Kissimmee River system, data entry, statistical analysis, and reporting on the status and change of vegetation communities as they respond to the first phase of the restoration project. Other responsibilities will include participation in the development of the field and aerial photographic interpretation key for the Kissimmee River vegetation classification system; completion of a baseline primary productivity project for Pool D; and assistance with other vegetation related field and office tasks. The qualified applicant must be familiar with central and south Florida flora, vegetation-sampling techniques, and have at least 1-2 years experience with spreadsheet and statistical software. Must be able to operate boats and four-wheel drive vehicles and work in remote locations under adverse conditions including extreme heat, humidity, and rain and in areas occupied by alligators, snakes, and biting insects. General knowledge of Global Positioning Systems (GPS), Geographic Information Systems (GIS), remote sensing, and photo interpretation technologies is desired. Individual must possess a current State of Florida Class D driver's license, a bachelor's degree in a natural sciences program, and 1-4 years of qualifying experience. This is a time-limited, leased-worker position subject to a contract with SCI, a licensed employee leasing company. Position is due to expire 11/30/2003, and is subject to renewal. Job reference number 201192. Apply to, include job reference number Please visit our website at South Florida Water Management District, 6520 Human Resources, P.O. Box 24680, West Palm Beach, FL 33416. FAX 561-682-5100. Posted: 4/17/01.

Stanford University: Research Technician - Microbial Ecology. A research technician position is available immediately in the Department of Biological Sciences at Stanford University. The technician will join a laboratory group that is studying the ecology and evolution of microorganisms. Duties include environmental sampling, analysis of microbial diversity using cultivation-independent and -dependent techniques, maintenance of microbial microcosms, and laboratory management. A detailed description of the position can be found at , and general information concerning applying for employment at Stanford University can be found at and at . For more information, please contact: Brendan Bohannan, Assistant Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, 223C Herrin Laboratories, Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305-5020. (650) 723-3344, (650) 725-8221 Fax,, Posted: 9/14/00.

Texas A&M University: Research Associate (Plant Ecology). MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: MS in botany, plant ecophysiology, plant ecology, soil science, rangeland ecology or related field. SALARY: negotiable; minimum of $30,000/y plus benefits. POSITION DESCRIPTION: The individual in this position will interact with members of a multidisciplinary research team working in temperate and subtropical savannas and will interface with collaborators in landscape ecology, remote sensing and ecosystem modeling. Research emphasizes tree-grass and tree-shrub interactions in the context of patch dynamics and secondary succession. Ongoing studies are focused on root biomass and turnover, soil nutrient fluxes, plant gas exchange, plant and soil water relations, and population biology. Regular multi-day field trips to research sites in north, central and southern Texas (5-6 hours drive from campus) for data and sample collection required. Must be physically fit and capable of working outdoors under rigorous climatic conditions at remote sites. Supervision and coordination of activities of undergraduate student workers, technicians and graduate students in the processing of plant, soil, and water samples for chemical and stable isotope analysis are an important component of the position. Management and statistical analysis of extensive databases and the preparation of manuscripts will also be important responsibilities. For program overview, see Contact (PH: 979-845-0283) with questions. APPLICATIONS: Send a cover letter stating reviewing background and interests, C.V. and names, addresses, telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses of three references to: Employment Office, ATTN: Position Number 010991, 809 East University Drive, Suite 101A, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX 77840. NOTE: Be sure to refer to Position Number 010991. DEADLINES: This is an anticipated opening that may occur as early as late-April 2001. Closing date for applications is 18 May 2001 or until suitable candidate is found. Starting date is flexible and dependent upon the anticipated vacancy. Posted: 4/11/01.

USDA-ARS: Ecology Summer Field Technicians. Summer field technician positions are available to work on research projects examining interactions between grazing management and grasshopper outbreaks, and grasshopper herbivory impacts on rangeland productivity and nutrient cycling. A variety of field experiments and field techniques are used to address these questions on rangeland in eastern Montana and western North Dakota. Primary duties include collecting ecological field data on grasshoppers and rangeland vegetation. Must be willing and physically able to work in the field. Some knowledge of entomology, ecology, or rangeland management is desirable, but not necessary. Applicants must have valid driver's license. Pay is $7.35 to $8.26 an hour depending on experience. Starting and ending dates are flexible. If interested, either send an email inquiry ( or send a resume, dates available for work, unofficial copy of transcripts, and a list of three references to: Dave Branson, USDA-ARS, 1500 N. Central Ave., Sidney, MT 59270. Screening of applicants will continue until positions are filled. Posted: 3/20/01.

USDA-ARS Northern Plains Agricultural Research Laboratory: Ecology Field Technician Openings. The grasshopper research program of the USDA-ARS Northern Plains Agricultural Research Laboratory located in Sidney, Montana has several temporary full-time biological field technician positions available: A. 7 month position. Mid-May to mid-December (somewhat flexible). $9-10/hr. B. Seasonal summer positions lasting 3 months. $7.50-9/hr. Both positions will work on research projects examining grasshopper ecology, interactions between grazing management and grasshopper outbreaks, and how grasshopper herbivory affects rangeland vegetation and nutrient cycling. See for more research information. Job Duties: Collecting experimental and field data. Censusing grasshopper densities, collecting and sorting rangeland grasshoppers, clipping vegetation plots, collecting vegetation composition data, constructing insect cages, recording ecological data from field plots. Collect and sort plant and soil samples. Work will be accomplished as a team or as individuals and will require overnight travel. Qualifications: Bachelor's or upper level undergraduate majoring in Biology or related field preferred. Knowledge of entomology, ecology, rangeland management, or identification of rangeland plants desirable, but not necessary. Willingness and physical ability to work long hours at remote locations in adverse field conditions while maintaining a positive attitude. Must be tolerant of repetitive work, capable of working independently, and follow instructions well. Must have valid driver's license. Send cover letter addressing your qualifications, dates available to work, and your interest in the position along with resume, copy of transcripts, and a list of three references (including name, title, address, phone number, and e-mail address) to: Sarah Bucklin-Comiskey, USDA-ARS, 1500 N. Central Ave., Sidney, MT 59270. Screening of applicants will begin immediately and continue until all positions are filled. Direct questions to: Posted: 1/30/01.

USDA Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Research Station: A permanent position at the GS 7/9 level is available with the Tropical Forested Wetlands Team at the Institute of Pacific Islands Forestry, Honolulu, Hawaii, a unit of the Pacific Southwest Research Station of the USDA Forest Service. The person who fills this position will assist research scientists with the collection and analysis of research data and with the publication of research results. The job is based in Honolulu, but fieldwork will be conducted primarily in mangrove forests and freshwater forested wetlands on remote Pacific islands. Some background in wetland ecology, including field, greenhouse, and lab experience is necessary. A complete position description including requirements is available on the web ( or can be obtained by contacting Ms. Patricia Steverson, PSW Research Station, Personnel Management, PO Box 245, Berkeley CA 94701, tel. 510-559-6353, fax 510-550-6440, email For specific questions about the work involved, contact Dr. Katherine C. Ewel, 808-522-8230 x 109,; or Mr. Thomas G. Cole, 808-522-8230 x 108, Applicants must be US citizens. Posted: 5/23/01.

USDA Forest Service Center for Forested Wetlands Research at Charleston, South Carolina is anticipated to have a permanent position open for a computer programmer. We are looking for someone (1) who has a computer science background with special interested in ecological applications or (2) who has an ecological modeling background with required computer skills. The primary roles that a computer programmer may play in our research program are: developing, modifying, validating, and troubleshooting ecological models (process-based, spatial, dynamics). Major duties are: (1) to develop new and maintain existing models; (2) to review, produce, and format models in accordance with documentation standards; (3) to conduct model testing to correct errors in logic through troubleshooting, upgrading, and debugging; (4) to prepare test plans for model validation; and (5) to run simulations for research projects. Qualifications: Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSAs): 1. Proficiency in C, C++, and FORTRAN is required; familiarity with Visual C++, Visual Basic, Microsoft Access, or HTML is favorable. 2. Skills in model development, testing, and validation are required; 3. Some knowledge of systems administration is expected. Anyone who is interested in the job should contact Dr. Harbin Li via email ( or phone (843-727-4271 x106) for more information. Posted: 1/4/01.

USDA Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station: The Forest Inventory and Analysis Program conducts forest resource inventories in Washington, Oregon, California and is recruiting for a number of Career and 2 to 4 year Term positions. All of the jobs involve continuous travel during the 6 to 9 month field season. Field plots are located on a grid system and are spread across the above states on Forest Service, Park Service, Bureau of Land Management, and other land ownerships (industry, private, state, tribal, etc.). We collect tree/sapling/seedling, understory vegetation, down woody debris, site attribute, GPS coordinates, and other data. The duty station is Portland, OR for all of the jobs. We pay per diem (hotel and meals allowance 7 day/wk) during the field season travel. The work hours are extremely variable, but generally Mon-Fri and average 100 hours per two-week pay period. 13 pay periods (6 months) of work are guaranteed, but 15-17 pay periods are likely, and there may be opportunities for additional winter work depending on interest, budgets, and workload. Pay varies from GS5=11.17/hr to GS9=16.92/hr. The following vacancies at PNW Forest Inventory and Analysis are posted at (13) vacancies: Ecologist, GS 5/7/9 - Permanent Seasonal, PN-0182-00G & PN-0182-00D, Forester, GS 5/7/9 - Permanent Seasonal, PN-0182A-00G & PN-0182A-00D. (10) vacancies: Forestry Technician, GS 4 - Term Seasonal, PN-0210-01D, Forestry Technician, GS 5 - Term Seasonal, PN-0211-01D, Forestry Technician, GS 6 - Term Seasonal, PN-0212-01D, Forestry Technician, GS 7 - Term Seasonal, PN-0213-01D. All these positions close 1/30/01. Please contact Bob Rhoads at or Dale Baer at if you have any questions about the jobs. Bob Rhoads, Forest Inventory and Analysis Program, 1221 SW Yamhill St., Suite 200, Portland, OR 97205. Phone: (503) 808-2022, fax: (503) 808-2020. Posted: 1/9/01.

USDA Forest Service, Savannah River Institute: Full-Time Technician to assist on a study of fleshy fruit production in five habitat types. LOCATION: Savannah River Site, New Ellenton, South Carolina. RESPONSIBILITIES: * Collect data (e.g., heights, diameters at breast height, basal area, crown area, percent cover, etc.) on fleshy-fruit producing plants in 56 established study plots; * Collect similar data and conduct fruit counts for plant species without adequate representation within study plots; * Enter data into computer spreadsheets; * Participate in other aspects of study, as needed; * Participate in set-up of dogwood seed predation experiment. QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelors degree preferred, with emphasis in botany or field experience with vegetation. Must be able to work independently under difficult field conditions (heat, rain, cold, bugs). Must be capable of identifying most common trees and herbaceous plants of the southeastern United States. Must be meticulous in data gathering and entry. DATES: Six-month appointment beginning at/near the start of July, 2001. SALARY: $ 9.00/hour TO APPLY: Provide: (1) a letter stating why you are interested in the position and summarizing relevant experience, (2) a Curriculum Vitae, and have sent (3) two letters of recommendation to Charles Kwit (address below). Review of applications will begin ASAP. Submission of materials via email is also recommended. CONTACT: Charles Kwit/Research, USDA Forest Service, Savannah River Institute, P.O. Box 700, New Ellenton, SC 29809. Phone: 803-725-1750, Fax: 803-725-0302, E-mail: Posted: 6/14/01.

USDA Forest Service, Savannah River Institute: Full-Time Technician to assist on a study of fleshy fruit and hard mast production and consumption in five habitat types. LOCATION: Savannah River Site, New Ellenton, South Carolina. RESPONSIBILITIES: * Conduct monthly censuses of fleshy fruit abundance in over 50 field plots; * Maintain hard mast traps and collect hard mast weekly or biweekly in autumn/winter; * Gather, prepare and process fruit and hard mast samples in laboratory; * Participate in bird censusing; * Maintain field plots and accessways; tag and map plant locations within plots; * Perform crown area measurements and visual estimates of hard mast; * Enter data into computer spreadsheets; * Participate in other aspects of study, as needed. QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelors degree preferred, with emphasis in botany or field experience with vegetation. Familiarity with southeastern birds is a plus. Must be able to work independently under difficult field conditions (heat, rain, cold, bugs). Must be capable of identifying most common trees and herbaceous plants of the southeastern United States. Must be meticulous in data gathering and entry. DATES: One year appointment beginning at/near the end of May, 2001. SALARY: $ 9.00/hour. TO APPLY: Provide: (1) a letter stating why you are interested in the position and summarizing relevant experience, (2) a Curriculum Vitae, and have sent (3) 2 or 3 letters of recommendation to Charles Kwit (address below). Review of applications will begin April 12, 2001. CONTACT: Charles Kwit/Research, USDA Forest Service, Savannah River Institute, P.O. Box 700, New Ellenton, SC 29809. Phone: 803-725-1750, Fax: 803-725-0302, E-mail: Posted: 3/27/01.

US Geological Survey: Two (2) temporary field technicians are sought to assist with research in arid lands ecology at several remote locations throughout the Intermountain West. Technicians will work on several USGS-BRD projects, including investigating how ecosystem function is affected by removal of long-term ( >100 yrs) livestock grazing and by the interaction of grazing with climate change. Field locations include riparian areas in Great Basin National Park (east-central Nevada), upland areas of Mojave National Preserve (southeastern California), shrublands within the high lava plains of eastern Oregon (near Burns), and the Four Corners area of the southwestern U.S. Duties include collection of photo points as well as collection and recording of data on numerous aspects of vegetation, soils, and stream hydrology. Work begins in early April, and will continue until late summer (August 2001). Fieldwork will involve exposure to high temperatures, dry conditions, and extended stays in remote locations. Candidates will be chosen based on the combination of experience and education, and will be compensated at the rate of $11.30/hr. Travel expenses will be covered by the projects using either standard federal per diem or a camp rate per diem. The salary will be paid through a cooperative arrangement with Oregon State University. To apply, please send cover letter, resumé with names and contact information for references, and transcripts to Dr. David Pyke, USGS, FRESC, 3200 SW Jefferson Way, Corvallis, OR 97331. ( Posted: 3/20/01.

US Geological Survey: This announcement is for 2 seasonal research technicians to work on a small mammal study on the shortgrass prairie in Northeastern Colorado. Because the position will be administered as a student contract, applicants must have been enrolled as a student at a university for at least 1 credit-hour within the last year (note, this does not preclude recent graduates). Please forward resumes electronically (WordPerfect or MS Word preferred) to Tom Stanley at Project Description: The goal of this project is to assess small mammal predation on natural and artificial nests on fragmented and unfragmented shortgrass prairie in Colorado. To this end, the student contractor (hereafter "student") will participate in all aspects of data collection for the study, which is described in more detail below. The study will begin on (approximately) May 7, 2001, and will end on (approximately) July 13, 2001. Exact starting and ending dates will be negotiated with the student. The student will be housed in a USGS-supplied trailer at the US Forest Service Briggsdale work center on the Pawnee National Grasslands, where utilities such as water, electricity, and waste disposal will be supplied. The student will be required to split their workday to open traps in the evening, and check and close traps the following morning. Transportation between the Briggsdale work center and the study sites, and for work-related travel between the Midcontinent Ecological Science Center (MESC) and the Briggsdale work center, will be supplied by the project. The student will participate in the collection of small mammal capture-recapture data, avian nesting success data, and vegetation data on the shortgrass prairie and surrounding areas in Colorado. This will entail setting up (in the evening), baiting, checking (in the morning), and maintaining live traps on one or more trapping webs, and identifying, weighing, and marking captured small mammals. Duties will also include vegetation sampling, construction and monitoring of artificial bird nests for estimating predation rates, searching for and monitoring natural nests, collection of precipitation and temperature data, and entry of detailed data onto forms in the field and into computerized data bases in the office. The student will be required to wear hantavirus protective gear (respirator, gloves, coveralls) while handling small mammals or traps contaminated by small mammal urine or feces, and must pass a medical exam (paid for by the project) certifying they can wear a respirator during the performance of their duties. The student is required to have or to be working toward a Bachelor's or Master's degree in wildlife biology, ecology, or a related discipline, must be able to identify (to species) small mammals occurring on the Pawnee National Grasslands and surrounding areas, and must be physically capable of supplying the services listed above while wearing hantavirus protective gear. The shortgrass prairie is a hot, dry environment, with physical hazards including intense sun exposure, dehydration, thunderstorms, hailstorms and high winds. Biological hazards include a small incidence rate of hantavirus in the small mammal population, and the possibility of encountering rattlesnakes or black widow spiders. Field work will require a moderate degree of walking to open traps in the evening and check traps in the morning - while wearing hantavirus protective gear. Pay Scale: MA/MS degree, $18/hr; BA/BS + 1 yr grad school, $15/hr; BA/BS, $12/hr; 2 or more years of college, $11/hr. Posted: 3/8/01.

U.S. Geological Survey: Physical Scientist (GS-1301-7 or GS-1301-9), Carbon-cycle research, Woods Hole, MA. We invite applications for a physical scientist who will have primary responsibility for day-to-day laboratory, field, and data management activities of a carbon-cycle research project. This work is inherently interdisciplinary, and involves extensive cooperation with other USGS research projects, other Federal agencies, and non-government researchers. Typical assignments will include: - Maintaining an ongoing program of field sampling and measurements contributing to studies of carbon fluxes, primarily in forest settings. Analytical facilities include gas chromatographs, infrared gas analyzers, soil and meteorological monitoring instruments, and some equipment that is not commercially available. - Conducting field and laboratory studies to evaluate the accuracy and precision of sampling and measurement techniques. - Maintaining a database of project results. - Using and, when necessary, modifying computer programs necessary for the automation of procedures, transfer of data, and interpretation of results. - Managing day-to-day laboratory, equipment, and supply needs for the project. - Maintaining equipment, facilities, procedures, and documentation in compliance with applicable safety regulations. - Training co-workers in the sampling and measurement methods and other procedures used by the project. - Assisting in the technical presentation and publication of results. - Operating a motor vehicle. The successful candidate will assume a two-year term position with possibility of conversion to a permanent position at the end of the term. Starting salary will be between $29,308 and $46,603 per annum depending on qualifications. A full job description, list of qualifications, and directions for applying can be found at the USGS Online Automated Recruitment System (OARS) website, located at The job announcement numbers are USGS-2001-0527 for the GS-7 (bachelor’s degree) level and USGS-2001-0555 for the GS-9 (master’s degree) level. The completed application (including resume AND completion of application questions) MUST be received online via the OARS website BEFORE midnight Eastern Time on the closing data of the announcement, January 11, 2001. U.S. citizenship is required. Posted: 1/4/01.

University of Alaska: We seek a data manager for the Bonanza Creek (BNZ) Long-Term Ecological Research (LTER) boreal forest research site near Fairbanks, Alaska. The site manager is expected to (1) work with LTER researchers to facilitate the transfer of information from individual investigators to the LTER data bank, (2) manage and archive these data sets to insure their validity and long-term integrity, and (3) facilitate the access and use of these data by the BNZ LTER program and the rest of the scientific community. To achieve these goals, the data manager must develop and improve the web-based database, oversee the entry of data into the database, respond to requests for data from within and outside the project, and assist in maintenance of the computer equipment and peripherals used to perform these data management tasks. The data manager will work closely with investigators to maximize participation and to improve the usefulness of the data management system, for example through the development of interfaces between the database system and Geographic Information Systems (GIS). The data manager must remain abreast of rapidly emerging technology and modify/ improve systems to take advantage of new approaches and technologies. S(he) will coordinate with other data managers of the LTER network to facilitate transfer of technology and successful data management strategies among LTER sites. For further information, consult the BNZ LTER web page ( or contact the BNZ co-director Marilyn Walker. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor's degree in related discipline or equivalent in technical training and experience. Knowledge of database design and issues in data management. Knowledge of multiple operating systems. Knowledge of statistics and programming packages such as SAS or S+. Knowledge of higher-level languages. Knowledge of wide and local area networking and access to internet resources using Gopher, WAIS, World Wide Web, etc. Ability to keep neat and accurate records. Ability to prepare concise and well-written reports. JOB TITLE: Data Specialist. Salary: $1572.00 Bi-Weekly. APPLICATION: Please submit a cover letter, resume, list of professional publications, University of Alaska application, and 3 names, addresses and phone numbers of reference's to: Julie Shalvoy, AFES/SALRM Personnel Contact, University of Alaska Fairbanks, Fairbanks, AK 99775-6180, phone (907) 474-7963, fax: (907) 474-7439. Applications must be received by 5pm on Oct. 15, 2000. A copy of the UA Employment application can be obtained from any of the UA Human Resources offices or downloaded from Posted: 9/5/00.

University of Arizona: The School of Renewable Natural Resources is in search of a Research Technician to start Fall, 2000. The position will support a large USDA-funded project that addresses potential effects of global climate change on semi-desert grassland ecosystems in southern Arizona. Summer and winter precipitation in experimental grassland communities on the Santa Rita Experimental Range south of Tucson will be manipulated using movable rainout shelters and irrigation systems. The physiology and demography of mesquite (Prosopis velutina) seedlings established in experimental plots will be followed for 3 years under these altered precipitation regimes. Primary responsibilities of the research technician will be to construct and maintain operation of rain out shelters, implement precipitation treatments, collect and summarize soil moisture and climate data, and support field and lab experiments on C4 grasses and mesquite. The successful candidate for this 3-year position will have at least a Bachelors degree in biology/ecology or a related field and 2 years of experience. A Masters degree in an appropriate discipline may substitute for practical experience. Please send resume/vita and three references to Dr. David G. Williams, School of Renewable Natural Resources, The University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ 85721. Email:; Voice: (520) 621-7259. Posted: 7/12/00.

University of Chicago: This position will entail work in the field and in the lab assisting in the study of virus transmission in gypsy moths (the virus infects only insects). Incumbent must reside in the general area of Kalamazoo, Michigan from May-August (rent will be covered). Work will involve long hours in the outdoors collecting insect larvae and carrying out experiments. Applicant must have applicable field experience, be comfortable working independently in the outdoors, and be capable of driving long hours and of supervising a field crew. Must have general knowledge of ecological field methods and experimental design. During the winter months, the work will involve rearing insects and some general laboratory tasks. Essential Functions: 60% - during the field season, incumbent is required to live in close proximity to the Kellogg Biological Field Station (in Hickory Corners, MI, near Kalamazoo) in order to carry out field experiments. This includes censusing and collecting gypsy moth egg masses, weekly collections of gypsy moth larvae from various sites throughout the state of Michigan, and the set up and maintenance of bioassays in the field and the lab. 30% - keeping lab in working order which includes preparation of insect media, maintenance of viral stocks, ordering of supplies, up-keep of field vehicle and office hardware, and general organization and record keeping. 10% - supervision of summer workers during field season. There is some opportunity for independent ecological research. Qualifications: Required: B. A./B. S. in biology or related field, or equivalent experience. Must be familiar with the rigors of biological field work. Must have a valid driver's license and a good driving record. Preferred: 1-2 years experience in field biology and the desire to take on independent research. Mental Demands: Must be able to work with small field oriented lab group. Must be able to spend significant periods of time away from the Chicago area (near Kalamazoo, Michigan). Must work well in team efforts. Physical Demands: Incumbent must be capable of driving long distances safely, and have reasonable understanding of the safety concerns involved with working in the outdoors. Must be capable of lifting a minimum of 30 lbs. safely. To Apply: Please send a cover letter, resume, and references to T. Stevens, University of Chicago, Department of Ecology and Evolution, 1101 E. 57th St., Chicago, IL 60615. Fax: 773-702-9740 Phone: 773-834-7690. Posted: 2/7/01.

University of Illinois, Chicago: Research Specialist is needed in a new stable isotope laboratory at the University of Illinois at Chicago. The laboratory, equipped with a Finnigan Delta +XL and all necessary supporting equipment (EA, GC, GasBench II) is set for isotope applications in plant, ecosystem and global change research. The successful candidate will assume management of the IRMS lab, operation, maintenance, training of users, and quality control. Opportunity exists to participate and develop research projects related to the lab interests. The lab is included in a larger multidisciplinary IRMS facility providing isotope ratio analysis of C, N, O, H, Cl and S from biological, geological and hydrological samples. Qualifications are at least a BS in biology, geology, chemistry, environmental science or related discipline preferred with 2+ years of experience in IRMS. Salary is negotiable and will be commensurate with experience. To apply send a cover letter detailing previous experience and research interests, curriculum vitae, and names and addresses (include e-mail) of three references to: Miquel Gonzalez-Meler, IRMS position, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Illinois, 845 W Taylor St, Chicago IL-60607; 312-3553928; 312-4132435 (FAX); Review of applications will begin 6/1/01 and continue until position is filled. Posted: 5/8/01.

University of Louisville: A two-year research technician position is available in soil microbial ecology in the Biology Department of the University of Louisville in Louisville, Kentucky. This NSF-funded study focuses on the effects of chronic nitrogen deposition on litter and soil microbes and carbon cycling processes in a hardwood forest. Bachelor¹s degree in biology, microbiology or ecology needed, but a Master¹s Degree is preferred. Laboratory techniques will be taught and include use of HPLC, spectrophotometer, and CHN analyzer. Some field work will be expected, but most of the work is lab-based. Experience with computers and data entry in spreadsheets also required. Start date: As soon as possible, but no later than April 1, 2001. Send letter of interest, resume, and three letters of recommendation to Dr. Margaret Carreiro, Biology Department, 139 Life Sciences Building, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY 40292. E-mail: Posted: 2/12/01.

University of Maine: Research Associate, Department of Plant, Soil and Environmental Sciences. We recently received funding from the US Department of Energy to conduct a field study on the carbon sequestration consequences of shelterwood cuts in a typical northeastern commercial forest. The experiment will be conducted near Howland, Maine in parallel with two other carbon cycle projects at this site. The successful candidate will be involved with several aspects of this project, including: * Primary responsibility for establishing plots for measuring tree biomass, dead wood, and various plant and soil attributes * Interfacing with logging contractors to collect forest harvest data * Working as part of a team to maintain various field instruments and ensure continuous data acquisition, including soil respiration and meteorological measurements associated with the eddy flux measurement system * Data reduction, analysis, and synthesis A B.S. or M.S. Degree in Biological or Physical Sciences, Engineering, or demonstrated relevant work experience is required. Candidates must have a broad working knowledge of computers and a range of software applications. Periodic travel to the field site (normally requiring a driver's license), sometimes in adverse weather conditions, will be required at least on a weekly basis. Field activities include the need to carrying heavy gear. A physical examination will be required. The ability to work at height on forest towers is desirable. The ability to work independently, as well as in close collaboration as a member of a team is required. This is a regular, full-time professional appointment. Salary range: $25,000 to $30,000. This position is available immediately and the initial appointment is for 1 year. Renewal is contingent upon receipt of external funding and performance. To apply submit a cover letter, resume, college transcripts, and three letters of reference to Dr. Stewart M. Goltz, Department of Plant, Soil & Environmental Sciences, 5722 Deering Hall, University of Maine, Orono, Maine 04469-5722 (email: ) Review of applications will begin July 15, 2001. Posted: 6/12/01.

University of Maine: A position is available in Dr. Robert Steneck's Lab for an individual to assist in marine ecological research on the American lobster and the green sea urchin. The research focus is on recruitment processes for both species. It will involve plankton sampling, experiments on benthic-pelagic coupling of setting individuals and large-scale demographic studies. Responsibilities also include logistical coordination of field and laboratory research, management and statistical analyses of data. Preferred qualifications include B. S. or M.S. in biology or marine sciences, or equivalent experience, ability to work independently, in a team, and under physically demanding, cold-water conditions. A scuba certification and driver's license background check is required. Experience with small boats, experimental marine ecology, invertebrate biology, and data management preferred. Some evening and weekend work is likely. Position title is: Science Technician II. Entry level hourly wage $10.62 ($22,090 per annum). Position is for one year beginning May 2001, reappointment for additional years is possible. For further information please contact R. Steneck or to apply, send application letter, resume, name, address, telephone, e-mail address and at least three reference (give e-mail addresses) by 31 March 2001 to R. Steneck via e-mail (Steneck@Maine.EDU). To learn more about the Darling Marine Center see: Posted: 2/14/01.

University of Minnesota: Assistant Project Leader, University of Minnesota, St. Paul, Minnesota. Full-time position working on long-term study on the population ecology of northern spotted owls in northwest California. Duties include: 1) coordinating project logistics, 2) leading and coordinating field crews from April - August in addition to collecting data in the field, 3) maintaining integrity of collected data, updating, summarizing and analyzing large data sets with computers, 4) facilitating payroll and project budget oversight, 5) assisting in developing project reports and peer-reviewed publications. Potential for leading smaller projects and developing own publications. 6) maintain liason with other project assistants. Salary starts at $25,000 per year plus full health benefits. Preference given to applicants with M.S. degree in wildlife, biology, or related field, who have strong field, analytical, and organizational skills. Must be physically fit (i.e., able to walk long distances in rough terrain) and willing to learn new skills. Submit a letter of interest, CV, & the names, addresses and phone numbers of three references Dr. Alan B. Franklin, Room 201 Wagar Building, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO 80523( Screening of applications will begin immediately and end 15 April 2001. Posted: 3/1/01.

University of Nebraska: Research Technician I or II. Starting date: July 1- Sept. 1 2001. Salary $23,000 - $26,000 plus benefits, depending on qualification and experience. New position, full time, continuing, may require irregular working hours. This new position will develop and operate an analytical lab analyzing soil, plant, water, insect and paleo lake sediment samples for carbon, nitrogen, phosphorus and silica. Research projects address various questions in ecosystem ecology, global change, stoichiometry, paleo records of climate change and life history tradeoffs in insects. The position will be in laboratory of Johannes Knops in 11 Manter Hall, School of Biological Sciences, University of Nebraska, Lincoln. Occasional short-term field trips may be required to local sites, Konza Prairie, Kansas and Cedar Creek Natural History Area in Minnesota. Essential employee qualifications: Bachelor's degree in agronomy, chemistry, biochemistry, biology, geology or soil science with substantial laboratory experience. Selection criteria: Experience with use of a rapid flow auto analyzer, or elemental analyzer or analytical wet chemistry. Knowledge of computers and meticulous nature necessary. Description of position: Analyze soil extract samples using a Alpchem rapid flow analyzer (25%) Analyze plant tissue and soil samples using a Carlo Erba CHNOS or a Costech elemental analyzer (50%) Prepare soil and plant samples, which includes grinding, weighing and packing plant and soil samples. (15%) Organize, analyze and archive data, samples and documentation (5%) Organize laboratory, maintain scientific equipment and misc. work (5%) Supervision of undergraduate research assistants. Please submit a letter of interest and CV and three professional reference letters to: Johannes (Jean) M.H. Knops, School of Biological Sciences, University of Nebraska, 348 Manter Hall, Lincoln, NE 68588-0118., phone: (402) 472-6449. Posted: 5/23/01.

University of Nevada, Reno: Research Assistant Position: Ecology of the Gila monster, Southern Nevada. Positions available to assist in research of Gila monsters (Heloderma suspectum) in the Mojave desert of southern Nevada (April through June). Gila monsters are the largest and only venomous lizards in the United States. They are very secretive, and thus relatively little is known about the species in general, and even less in Nevada. Thus, our research is underway to investigate the ecology of this rare and unique lizard. Duties include: conducting surveys to assess Gila monster populations, monitoring lizards with radio telemetry, and quantifying habitat features and habitat use. Because many study areas are remote, potential applicant must be willing to hike extended distances (frequently 4-8 miles per day), work long days, and camp (tent) 3-5 days per week. The study sites are hot and remote. Applicants should have a strong interest in fieldwork; background in biology preferable. Applicants should provide a brief resume or CV with three references asap. Application deadline, March 1, 2001; work to begin early April. Please respond electronically: Posted: 2/7/01.

University of Notre Dame: Technician in aquatic ecology/population biology. A research technician is needed on a project evaluating the risk of species invasions posed by ballast water releases in the Laurentian Great Lakes. The technician would process planktonic and benthic biological samples from ships' ballast, gather data from the literature on life history and other biological characteristics of many freshwater and estuarine species, help in the construction of statistical and analytical models of populations of invading species, and manage and analyze large data sets. The job would also include work on other on-going research projects in aquatic ecology, and general laboratory management. Minimum qualifications include B.A./B.S. degree, undergraduate research experience, and an interest in ecology. Mathematical and statistical skills and/or experience in identification of aquatic species would also be desirable. Depending on experience and interests, the job will provide opportunities for research involvement, professional development, and attendance at professional meetings. The job will be based at the University of Notre Dame, but travel may be required to meetings with collaborators, and to field sites including the St. Lawrence Seaway, northern Michigan, and coastal North Carolina. Salary would depend on experience; minimum would be about $24,000 per year plus benefits. Start date is negotiable between late February and 1 June. Funding is available for at least one year. By 15 February, send letter of interest, resume, and names, addresses, phone numbers, and emails of three references to David M. Lodge, Department of Biological Sciences, P.O. Box 369, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN 46556; Posted: 1/30/01.

University of Notre Dame: Full-time research technician job is immediately available to study the effects of climate change on wetlands in a large multi-investigator project. This is the only large-scale experimental manipulation of climate in peatlands in the world, and a wide variety of ecosystem and plant community response variables are measured. The goals and experimental design of the project can be viewed at Extensive field and lab research is required, but a significant portion of the position entails analysis of existing data sets. The successful applicant will primarily be based at Notre Dame, but travel for up to several weeks at a time is required to the field site in northern Minnesota. Applicants should have expertise in some combination of plant community ecology, ecosystem ecology, soils, and biogeochemistry with strong quantitative, computer, and statistical skills. Position requires at least a B.S., with course work in statistics and ecology. Send resume and 3 letter of reference to Dr. Scott Bridgham, Department of Biological Sciences, P.O. Box 369, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN 46556-0369, Posted; 10/19/00.

University of Pennsylvania/University of California - Irvine: Lab Technician, permanent full-time, coral and sclerosponge-based climate and conservation research. The research in my lab is multi-disciplinary in nature and focuses on two main areas: 1) natural variability in coral and sclerosponge skeletal isotopes on seasonal-to-decadal timescales with applications for paleoceanograhic and paleoclimate reconstruction in tropical regions, and 2) coral bleaching physiology with applications for coral reef conservation and ecology. The research approach is primarily experiment driven and includes both field and laboratory experiments. DUTIES: - Manage laboratory (ordering equipment, running samples, training students) - Run samples and maintain all aspects of stable isotope mass spectrometer (Finnigan 252) - Organize and oversee all aspects of preparing and executing field work - Organize and oversee all aspects of sample preparation and analyses in the lab - Schedule lab activities and equipment servicing - Participate in field work (approximately 4-8 weeks per year at remote tropical locations) - Perform other analyses including but not limited to: lipid extractions, chlorophyll a extractions, coral/sponge microdrilling - Participate in data analysis, interpretation and preparation for publication. DESIRED EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS: -Bachelor of science in any of the physical or biological sciences required. Masters degree preferred but not necessary. - Experience with stable isotope mass spectrometry - Good organizational and inter-personal skills - Ability to work independently - Eager to participate in interesting research - Willingness to participate in both field and laboratory aspects of research - Comfortable using computers and software (i.e.: Word, WordPerfect, Lotus 123, Excel, PowerPoint, SAS, other statistical packages, etc...) - Statistical abilities desired - SCUBA certified - previous lab tech experience desirable but not necessary. CONTACT: Prof. Andrea G. Grottoli, Department of Earth and Environmental Science, 240 South 33rd Street - Hayden Hall, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA 19104-6316. tel: 215-898-5724 or 949-824-5754, fax: 215-898-0964 or 949-824-3874 email: PLEASE CONTACT ME FIRST BY EMAIL. Please submit a current resume and cover letter by December 15, 2000. Position starts February 1, 2001. Posted: 10/13/00.

University of Washington: Summer Jobs in Forest Ecology in the Pacific Northwest. Field crew positions are available to assist with long-term ecological studies in forests of the Pacific Northwest. Crews will participate in: - the DEMO project, a large-scale study of ecosystem response to green-tree retention harvests in western Oregon and Washington (, and additional studies of forest stand development in western and central Oregon. Study sites lie in the Cascade Range of southern Washington and Oregon, the Oregon Coast Range, and central Oregon. Responsibilities include measuring tree growth, assessing tree mortality, and sampling ground-layer vegetation. These field positions are best suited to upper-level undergraduates or recent graduates who are giving serious consideration to advanced study or professional work in forest ecology or silviculture. The nature of the work requires extended periods in the field (up to eight consecutive days). Bunkhouse accommodations will be available for portions of the summer, but camping may be necessary at other times. Hiring will be done by both Oregon State University and the University of Washington. QUALIFICATIONS: Previous experience in sampling forest overstory and understory vegetation; familiarity with basic mensurational tools (e.g., compass, clinometer, Impulse 200); and coursework in silviculture, forest ecology, or a related field. In addition to these skills and experiences, we seek individuals who can attend to details, have legible handwriting, can work long hours under strenuous field conditions, and can work and live cooperatively with others. SALARY: $9.00/hr or more, depending on experience/qualifications. DURATION: ~21 June through 30 September 2001. CLOSING DATE: 15 March 2001. TO APPLY: Send (1) a HANDWRITTEN cover letter; (2) a typewritten resume; (3) copies of either college transcripts or professional work products; and (4) two letters of reference. The cover letter should include information about your interests and qualifications, your dates of availability, and the names and phone numbers of those who will provide letters of reference. ALL APPLICATION MATERIALS SHOULD BE SENT TO: Shelley Evans, Division of Ecosystem Sciences, College of Forest Resources, Box 352100, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington 98195-2100. FOR MORE INFORMATION: E-mail:, phone: 206-543-9792. Posted: 1/22/01.

Wright State University: I anticipate hiring one B.S.-level research technician for 8-10 weeks at Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio starting approximately June 1, 2001 (negotiable). The technician would work on a project to examine the fitness costs and benefits of induced defenses in Arabidopsis thaliana in the field. Typical duties include: 1. The growth and maintenance of plants in the greenhouse and in an experimental garden plot on campus. 2. Collection of leaf material for chemical analysis and the collection of growth and fitness measures. 3. Chemical analysis of plant tissue in the laboratory. 4. Data entry. 5. Supervision and/or assistance of other research personnel (who may or may not be students). I am looking for a responsible person with either a B.S. (or more) in Biology (with a strong plant background), Ecology, or in one of the Plant Sciences. The ability and willingness to work in the field (which can be hot, dirty, buggy, and strenuous at times) is a must. Experience with Arabidopsis and the analysis of chemical defenses is a plus. Independent research experience would help. The position will typically be 40 hours per week at $9.00/hr. Lab work may involve the use of hazardous chemicals, and there may be occasional weekend hours for plant maintenance. To apply, please send a c.v., a statement of interest, and the names and numbers of at least two references to my address below (e-mail is fine). Don Cipollini, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, Wright State University, 3640 Colonel Glenn Highway, Dayton, Ohio 45435-0001. (937) 775-3805, FAX (937) 775-3320, email:, Lab Page: Posted: 4/10/01.

Yellowstone Ecosystem Studies: Biological Field Technician, Lamar Valley in Northeast corner of Yellowstone National Park. Stipend: $800-$1000 per month (depending on qualifications) plus housing. Duration: 3 months, July 1st - September 30th, 2001. Field positions will be demanding but rewarding and will provide excellent professional experience for those pursuing a career in field biology. Initially, field technicians will train with a resident scientist in plant identification and sampling methods. Subsequent field work will be performedby independent teams of two or more to gather all field data. Vegetation data to be gathered will include: species composition, percent cover by species, treestand density and biomass of regenerating stands. Housing will be provided at the Y.E.S. Northern Yellowstone Field Station in Silver Gate, Montana. Please check for more detailed information on these positions and how to apply. Posted: 3/20/01.

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