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Kenai National Wildlife Refuge Seasonal Wildlife Technician 7/9/04 6/29/04
Ancient Forest Exploration & Research Temp field research assistant 6/29/04
College of William and Mary Temp. field research assistants, birds 6/29/04
Ecological Society of America Program Assistant, Office of Science Programs 6/29/04
North Carolina State University Research Technician, plant physiological ecology filled 6/28/04
University of Arizona Temp. Research Techs, small mammals 6/17/04
Oregon State University Temp. Research Tech, Silviculture 6/14/04
SouthWest Biological Ltd Temp. Small mammal surveyor 6/14/04
University of Michigan Lab Manager/Research Assistant, Terrestrial Ecosystems Ecology 6/14/04 5/26/04
Marine Biological Laboratory Teaching/Research Asst, Env. Science and Groundwater Nitrogen 6/11/04
Perot Systems Government Services Marine Ecologist 6/11/04
Institute of Ecosystem Studies Research assistant, grassland plants and soils 6/11/04 5/25/04
University of Nevada, Reno Rangeland Ecologist 6/11/04 5/25/04
Archbold Biological Station Research assistant, water quality 6/11/04 5/18/04
Oregon State University Temp. tech, vegetation, topography, and fire effects 6/11/04 3/5/04
USGS Forest and Rangeland Ecosystem Science Center Temp. techs, forest biogeochemistry 6/9/04 6/3/04
University of California, Davis Technician, plant-insect interactions 6/4/04
World Wildlife Fund Marine Conservation Specialist (MS) 6/1/04 5/11/04
University of Notre Dame Temp Field Assistants, Grasshoppers 5/21/04 4/14/04
Harvard University Research assistant, Forest Carbon Dynamics 5/11/04
Oregon State University Summer field crew, forest arthropods 5/11/04
University of Nevada, Reno Field assistant, feral horse behavior 5/11/04
SUNY-ESF Research Support Specialist, forest ecology 5/10/04 4/27/04
New Mexico State University Temp Field Technician, plants 5/7/04 4/29/04
Audubon California - Starr Ranch Sanctuary Field Crew Leader & Assistants, invasive plants 5/6/04
University of Georgia Research Coordinator, molecular evolutionary or ecological genetics 5/6/04
USDA-ARS Research Technician, Western Integrated Cropping Systems Laboratory 5/3/04 4/13/04
Colorado College Technical Director, Environmental Science Program (MS) 5/1/04 4/13/04
US Geological Survey Field Asst, Fire Ecology, Sequoia/Kings Canyon 4/30/04
Auburn University Research Assistant/Associate, GIS 4/30/04 4/23/04
Utah State University Summer tech, vegetation community data 4/30/04 4/22/04
Bighorn Institute Biologist 4/30/04 4/8/04
Montana State University Summer Field Tech, songbirds filled 4/29/04
Virginia Institute of Marine Science Research Associate, Isotope Biogeochemistry 4/27/04
USDA Forest Service, Lake Tahoe Temp Field Techs, bird monitoring 4/27/04
USDA Forest Service, Rocky Mountains Temp Research Assts, Carbon Cycling 4/27/04 4/15/04
New Mexico State University Research Assistant, Jornada LTER 4/26/04 4/15/04
USGS Canyonlands Field Station Technician, physiological ecology 4/23/04 4/13/04
Missouri Department of Conservation Resource Scientist (MS; 9 positions) 4/23/04 4/7/04
University of Missouri - Columbia Temp. Field Assitant, Grassland Birds 4/22/04
University of Alaska Fairbanks GIS/GPS/Remote Sensing technician 4/21/04 4/8/04
USDA Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Temp field techs, forest ecology 4/20/04 4/7/04
USDA-ARS (Montana) Summer tech, grasshopper ecology 4/16/04
Harvard University Temp field botanist, land use and nonnatives 4/16/04 4/6/04
Colorado State University Summer Field Technician, forest ecology 4/15/04
Smithsonian Environmental Rmtsu0404esearch Center Research technician, watershed classification 4/15/04 3/5/04
Marine Biological Laboratory Summer field assistants, Arctic ecosystems 4/14/04
Charis Corporation Ecologist, Ft Irwin, CA 4/14/04
Sequoia National Park Summer Field Tech, soil biogeochemistry 4/13/04
USGS Forest and Rangeland Ecosystem Science Center Forest biogeochemistry 4/12/04
Michigan State University Temp Technicians, forest ecology 4/9/04
University of Wisconin-Madison Technician, chemical ecology 4/8/04
University of Nevada, Reno Research assts, lake ecology 4/7/04
University of New Hampshire Research Technician III, Forest Ecosystem Ecology 4/5/04 3/16/04
USDA-ARS (New Mexico) Research technician, rangeland ecology 4/5/04 3/9/04
USDA Forest Service, Sierra Nevada Temp field technicians, forest structure 4/2/04 3/16/04
USDA Forest Service, Savannah River Technician, forest ecology 4/2/04 3/9/04
Ohio State University Temp. Bat Research Technician 4/1/04 3/16/04
Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences Summer interns, Lobster Ecology 4/1/04 1/28/04
Oregon State University Temp. field crew, forest ecology 4/1/04 1/21/04
Jones Ecological Research Center Temp. Research Worker, Forest Ecology 3/31/04 3/12/04
Macalester College Laboratory Instructor (Physiology & Ecology) 3/30/04 3/8/04
USDA Forest Service Temp field assistants, Lake Tahoe 3/30/04 2/27/04
Hudsonia Ltd. Field biologist/GIS specialist 3/26/04 3/1/04
Florida State University Research assistant, ecology of plants and insects 3/16/04
Davidson College Herpetology Laboratory Research Coordinator 3/15/04
University of Oregon Temp part-time field tech, fire ecology 3/15/04 3/2/04
Chicago Botanic Garden Internships, plant conservation and restoration 3/15/04 2/5/04
University of Washington Temp field techs, forest/meadow dynamics 3/15/04 1/28/04
Princeton University Summer field assistants, forest dynamics 3/12/04
University of Nebraska-Lincoln Temp Field Crew, songbirds/small mammals 3/12/04 2/17/04
Washington State Department of Ecology Environmental Interns 3/12/04 2/13/04
University of Pittsburgh Instructors, ecology field station 3/10/04 2/11/04
University of Notre Dame Research Technician, Aquatic Ecology 3/9/04
National Park Service Botanist 3/8/04 2/19/04
University of Wisconsin-Madison Ecological Field Manager 3/8/04 2/11/04
Barnard College Research Technician, Arabidopsis 3/5/04
Fordham University Research Technician, aquatic ecology 3/4/04
USDA Forest Service Temp Research Assistant, forest ecology 3/3/04
Marine Biological Laboratory Research Assistant, nutrients and trophic structure in salt marshes 3/1/04
Marine Biological Laboratory Research Assistant, methane oxidizers in forest soils 3/1/04
University of Missouri Temp field assts, grassland birds 3/1/04 2/11/04
California State University, Fullerton Temp field techs, prairie-dog plague ecology 3/1/04 1/28/04
University of Nebraska Temp. field crew, Grassland Birds 3/1/04 1/21/04
USGS Las Vegas Field Station Temp Tech, plant conservation ecology 2/27/04 2/16/04
Institute of Ecosystem Studies Temp Field Assts, Ecology of Lyme Disease 2/27/04 1/29/04
Rhode Island Natural History Survey Data Manager 2/25/04 1/28/04
Smithsonian Institution Summer Field Tech, Elephants in Gabon 2/21/04 2/4/04
University of California, Sierra Nevada Aquatic Research Lab Temp Field Assts, Amphibians 2/20/04 2/5/04
Institute of Ecosystem Studies Temp Field Assts, Amphibians/forest fragmentation 2/20/04 1/29/04
Iowa Department of Natural Resources Wind Farm Research Assistant 2/20/04 1/23/04
Colorado Division of Wildlife Technician, stream assessment 2/18/04
University of Notre Dame Temp Asst, climate change/biodiversity 2/17/04
Archbold Biological Station Research Internships in Plant Ecology 2/16/04
Cambridge Scientific Abstracts Biocomplexity Program Specialist/Editor 2/16/04
University of Arkansas-Monticello Program Associate, forest management 2/16/04 1/22/04
University of California, Santa Cruz Temp field positions, grassland restoration 2/15/04 1/28/04
Utah Division of Wildlife Resources Bird Survey Techs/Crew Leader 2/15/04 1/14/04
Bard College Research Assistant, mammals in Kenya 2/15/04 1/13/04
Rice University Temp. Research Asst., cactus-moth mutualism 2/15/04 12/18/03
National Park Service Temp Biological Techs, Missouri 2/13/04 1/28/04
USGS Leetown Science Center Seasonal research techs, horseshoe crabs (2) 2/11/04
University of Wisconsin-Madison Seasonal field assistants (10-12) 2/11/04
Virginia Tech Temp Research Assts, shorebirds 2/10/04
University of New Mexico Research Scientist I, plant ecology 2/10/04 2/2/04
USGS FRESC Research tech, forest ecosystem biogeochemistry 2/6/04
USDA Forest Service Forest Carnivore Surveys in the Sierra Nevadas (31 positions) 2/6/04
Colorado Division of Wildlife Temp. Field Assts., Gunnison Sage-Grouse 2/6/04 12/22/03
Iowa State University Summer field technicians, grassland birds 2/4/04
USGS Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center Summer Field Assistant, vegetation/soil sampling 2/4/04
University of Minnesota-St. Paul Research Tech, Northern Ecosystem C Cycling and Storage 2/3/04
Camp Denali and North Face Lodge Summer naturalist guide positions 2/2/04
University of Nevada, Reno Research Technician, invasive species/elevated CO2 2/2/04 1/13/04
South Dakota State University Research Associate, wetland ecology (MS) 2/1/04 1/20/04
The Nature Conservancy (California) Field Assistants, avian ecology 1/30/04 1/5/04
Rocky Mountain Bird Observatory Temp biol techs, wetland conservation 1/23/04
California Native Plant Society Field Assistants, vegetation mapping 1/23/04 1/6/04
University of Minnesota Seasonal Field Assistants, birds 1/23/04 1/6/04
University of Arizona Temp field techs, owl dispersal, Mexico 1/21/04
Audubon California - Starr Ranch Sanctuary Biologist-Educator (MS) 1/21/04
University of Georgia Research tech, Drosophila evolutionary ecology 1/21/04
USDA Forest Service NE Research Station Temp field botanist 1/21/04
USGS Forest and Rangeland Ecosystem Science Center Temp field techs, Great Basin rangeland weeds 1/21/04
USGS Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center Temp field assts/crew leaders, grassland birds 1/20/04
Harvard University Summer Asst Program Coord/Resident Advisor 1/14/04
Virginia Dept of Conservation and Recreation Field Ecologist 1/10/04 12/15/03
USDA Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Seasonal technicians, amphibian monitoring 1/7/04
Alabama A&M University Wildlife technician 1/6/04
National Park Service (Missouri) Botanist and Biologist-Data Manager 1/2/04 12/9/03
National Park Service (DC) Data Manager, Inventory and Monitoring Program 12/29/03 12/16/03
Northern Arizona University Lab Manager, Dendrochronology 12/15/03
Dartmouth College/Florida State University Field Assistants, Avian Conservation 12/15/03
University of Nevada, Las Vegas Research Assistant, Global Change Ecology 12/15/03 11/25/03
University of Arizona Research/Laboratory Aide, small mammals and invertebrates 12/1/03 11/6/03
Louisiana State University Research Associate, Sustainable Silviculture (MS) 12/1/03 10/30/03
University of Calgary Biodiversity Inventory & Monitoring Coordinator (MS) 12/1/03 10/27/03
Archbold Biological Station Research Interns, population dynamics of Florida scrub-jays 12/1/03 8/26/03
The Nature Conservancy (Texas) Vegetation Ecologist (MS) 11/26/03
Cambridge Scientific Abstracts Editor, Environmental & Natural Sciences 11/18/03
University of Montana Summer field assistants, montane birds 11/18/03
Jones Ecological Research Center Field assistant, herpetology 11/14/03
New Mexico State University Sr. Research Assistant, Jornada LTER 11/7/03 10/24/03
Hawaii National Park Field Research Interns, avian demography and disease 11/5/03
University of Florida Field Technicians, bird population monitoring 11/4/03
Archbold Biological Station Research Assistant, rangeland ecology 11/1/03 9/30/03
Cornell University Research Assistant, Migratory Fishes/N and C Cycling 10/30/03 10/15/03
Fort Worth Nature Center and Refuge Refuge Technician 10/21/03
University of Florida Field assistant, canopy nutrient cycling in Costa Rica 10/21/03
University of Georgia Crew Leader, bird response to grassland restoration 10/20/03
USDA-ARS Jornada Technician, vegetation dynamics in semiarid rangelands 10/20/03 10/15/03
University of Kentucky Research Assistant in Insect Ecology 10/17/03 9/22/03
Montana State University Associate Director for Education, Big Sky Institute 10/15/03 9/30/03
Wildlife Conservation Society Program Manager/GIS Analyst 10/15/03 9/15/03
Duke University Research technician, elevated CO2 filled 10/6/03
Sonoma State University Research technician, Sudden Oak Death 9/30/03
University of Vermont Tree demography, Everglades NP 9/30/03
Duke University Spatial Ecological Analysis of Megavertebrates 9/25/03 9/18/03
Gulf South Research Corporation Natural Resources Specialist 9/15/03
University of New Mexico Web Designer, LTER Network 9/15/03
University of Utah Research Technician, ecosystem carbon and water cycling filled 8/26/03
Michigan State University Field technicians, forest ecology 8/28/03
Pinellas County, Florida Statistical Ecologist 8/22/03
University of Toledo Technician, forest C and water fluxes 8/20/03 7/18/03
Missouri Department of Conservation Naturalist 8/15/03 8/1/03
University of Hawaii at Hilo Analytical Chemistry Technician 8/15/03 7/14/03
Water Resources Research Institute Environmental Education & Communication Coordinator (MS) 8/15/03 7/9/03
USDA Forest Service (Hawaii) Technician, invasive species 8/6/03 7/31/03
US Geological Survey (North Dakota) Grassland bird ecology 7/30/03 7/17/03
American Bird Conservancy Bird Conservation Alliance Director 7/30/03 7/10/03
Cape Cod National Seashore Data Manager 7/28/03 7/8/03
University of New Mexico GIS Analyst, Sevilleta LTER 7/24/03
Archbold Biological Station Temp Field Research Asst, birds 7/24/03

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Alabama A&M University: We are seeking candidates for a wildlife technician to assist an on-going project investigating the relationships of forestry management practices and wildlife communities in northern Alabama. The project is the collaboration of Alabama A&M and US Forest Service Southern Research Station. Duties include capturing and measuring amphibian and reptile, mapping breeding bird territories, collecting vegetation radio telemetry data. Experience will be gained through working with graduate students. The successful candidate must have a demonstrated interest in field biology, and at least two years of college experience. Preferred qualifications include a BS degree in biology, wildlife, or closely related field, and field experience of identifying herps and birds. Experience with radio telemetry and safe handling venomous snakes is a strong bonus. Ability to work independently and as a productive member of a research team, and ability to work under adverse field conditions are essential. Must have a valid driver's license with good driving record. The position is available for 1 year with potential of renew depending on funding. Minorities are encouraged to apply. The starting annual salary is $15,000. Health insurance and fringe benefits are provided. The position will be located at Huntsville, Alabama, however travel and some overnight trips will be required. The position will be filled as soon as a suitable applicant is found. Please send by email cover letter, resume, and contact information for 3 references to Yong Wang ( For additional information, please contact Yong Wang, Center for Forestry and Ecology, Alabama A&M University, P.O.Box 1208, Normal, AL 35762 (Phone: 256-372-4229). Posted: 1/6/04.

American Bird Conservancy: Bird Conservation Alliance Director (full-time) for the development of a nationwide alliance of birding, bird conservation, and other nature-oriented organizations. This will require a broad range of skills including the ability to use the full range of communication and outreach tools and in-depth knowledge of bird conservation issues. The position will require regular travel both to ABC's offices in The Plains, VA, and Washington, DC, and will also require a considerable amount of direct communication with a range of outside groups with frequent travel around the country. Major Duties: 1. Work with a diverse range of national and local groups to build and manage a broad-based alliance to advance bird conservation in the U.S. and elsewhere. 2. Work with ABC staff and other organizations to build consensus on bird conservation priorities and communicate these to a broad-range of groups and audiences. 3. Have an understanding of the full range of bird conservation issues and ABC policies and be able to communicate these clearly to a general audience. 4. Develop marketing, communications, and public relations tools to support development of the alliance. 5. Work with President and Vice President for Development to raise funds to support the development of the alliance. 6. Act as liaison to communicate concerns and issues from local groups to national groups and vice versa. 7. Coordinate meetings of alliance members. 8. Work with ABC conservation, policy, and communications staff to leverage the alliance in support of advocacy on key bird issues. 9. Other duties as required. Requirements: 1. A Bachelor's degree in a communication or biological science, or equivalent work experience. 2. Five years experience in wildlife conservation, communications, or a related field. 3. Proficiency with communications software including web development, desktop publishing, photo editing, and other related communication programs. 4. The ability to listen, to communicate effectively, and to build consensus. 5. Excellent personal communication skills and a willingness and ability to engage with a range of audiences. 6. Good organizational skills and an ability to work to deadlines. 7. Willingness to travel on a regular basis. Submit inquiry letter, resume, and writing sample, by 30 July 2003 to: Merrie S. Morrison Vice President for Operations American Bird Conservancy P.O. Box 249 The Plains, VA 20198 Posted: 7/10/03.

Ancient Forest Exploration & Research: We ( are looking for a field research assistant for the months of July and August to join a three-person crew to help collect data in remote areas of the Temagami Region of central Ontario, Canada. The study is designed to identify and characterize features influencing the use of habitat by American marten using sooted track plate boxes placed in a variety of habitat types. Results from this study will be used to refine design of the Temagami-Algonquin Wildlife Corridor and to address current marten management guidelines. The intern will bait and check track boxes, assess vegetation and coarse woody debris, describe site conditions, and possibly enter data at the end of August. Travel by boat, canoe, and 4WD - lots of lakes, wolves, moose, etc. Experience collecting data and camping in remote wilderness areas preferred. Remuneration includes room, board, travel allowance, and a small stipend. Please send letter and resume by email to Peter Quinby ( Posted: 6/29/04.

Archbold Biological Station: Application are sought for a permanently funded research assistant position at the MacArthur Agro-ecology Research Center (MAERC) to assist with long-term research projects examining the impacts of agricultural practices on water quality in subtropical grazing lands of south Florida. The research assistant will participate in a major collaborative water quality project involving MAERC, the University of Florida the South Florida Water Management District, the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services and Department of Environmental Protection. MAERC is a division of Archbold Expeditions, an independent non-profit ecological research organization. The Center is located at a 4,000 ha commercial cattle ranch. Research facilities available at MAERC include basic laboratories; large office with computer network; Geographic Information Systems laboratory; extensive field instrumentation, including four meteorological stations and sixteen fully instrumented flumes with automatic water samplers and 40 instrumented groundwater wells; and access to facilities at Archbold Biological Station. The Water Quality Research Assistant V will be responsible for managing and maintaining this extensive array of computerized field instrumentation for monitoring surface and ground water. He or she will also have primary responsibility for collection, management and analysis of long-term data (including QA/QC, data archiving), assistance with computer network administration and web site development, and will have the opportunity to contribute to scientific reports and publications. The Research Assistant will be expected to work in a remote outdoor environment under natural conditions in south Florida. Supervisory responsibilities include supervision of another Research Assistants, cooperation with collaborating faculty and researchers at University of Florida, and the South Florida Water Management District. Experience with data loggers (Campbell Scientific's CR10), programming, and automated water samplers (ISCOs) other field instrumentation a plus. Bachelors plus experience or Masters degree in related field is required for this Research Assistant V position. Minimum salary is $28,000 and will be commensurate with experience. On-site housing is available on site for $300 per month plus utilities.Please send cover letter, resume, and contact information for 3 professional references to Dr. Patrick Bohlen at MAERC, 300 Buck Island Ranch Rd., Lake Placid, FL 33852, or email Dr. Bohlen at Application deadline is June 11, 2004 and application will be accepted until a suitable candidate is found. For more information about the position please call Dr. Bohlen at (941)-699-0242 x22. Posted: 5/18/04.

Archbold Biological Station: Research Internships in Plant Ecology - Ideal for Students with Undergraduate Degrees Contemplating Graduate School. Includes independent research project. Provides Stipend, Room, and Board. Available starting in June 2004. Research in the plant ecology laboratory of Eric Menges emphasizes conservation biology, plant demography, population viability assessment, fire ecology, landscape ecology, and fire management. We study many species of endemic vascular plants in endangered Florida scrub and related communities. Active fire management provides outstanding opportunities for short-term comparative studies in fire ecology. Our long-term (12-year) datasets on dozens of scrub plants gives context to short-term, focused, field projects. Interns receive room, board, and a weekly stipend of $100. They work 20 hours per week as research assistants and the remainder on an independent research project. Internships generally run for 4-6 months but are flexible in their starting dates and durations. Internships offer an opportunity for experience in every aspect of scientific research, from project choice and experimental design to oral and written presentations. Archbold Biological Station is active in research, conservation, and education. Our facilities include a 3000 ha preserve, an outstanding regional library and a GIS lab running ARCINFO. We have a staff of about 50 with many visiting scientists, an active seminar program, and a relaxed biological station atmosphere. To apply for an internship in the plant ecology lab, email or mail: a letter stating research interests, a resume or cv, a summary of grades, and have two letters of recommendation emailed or mailed to: Dr. Eric S. Menges Archbold Biological Station, P.O. Box 2057, Lake Placid, Florida 33862 USA Phone: 863-465-2571 FAX: 863-699-1927 Email: Posted: 2/16/04.

Archbold Biological Station: We seek a highly motivated Research Assistant III to assist with our research program under the supervision of Dr. Patrick Bohlen at the MacArthur Agro-ecology Research Center (MAERC), a division of Archbold Biological Station, in south central Florida. The research assistant will work on research projects investigating the ecological structure and function of subtropical rangelands in a working agricultural setting. The research focuses on nutrient (C, N and P) cycling in grassland, pasture and wetland ecosystems in relation to natural and human influences including fire, fertilization, grazing, and other management practices. The research projects include shorter-term studies that are funded externally by granting agencies and long-term projects supported by Archbold Biological Station and supplemented by external funds. Duties will include: assisting and organizing field sampling; collecting and processing soil, plant and water samples; analyzing soil and plant extracts and water samples for nutrients; supervising undergraduate research interns; managing laboratory facilities including inventory and purchases; managing and analyzing incoming data on multiple projects; and performing literature searches. The successful candidate should have a B.S or M.S. (preferred) in ecology, environment science or related field with lab and field experience relevant to the position. Applicants must be able to work independently and with others and be able to do strenuous fieldwork under hot, humid subtropical conditions. Experience with nutrient analysis, soil and plant sampling and strong background in biology and ecology a plus. This is a permanent, full time position with an excellent benefits package. Starting annual salary will be commensurate with experience and will be a minimum of $24,000. MAERC is located at Buck Island Ranch, a full scale, 10,300-acre cattle ranch, managed by Archbold Biological Station on a 30-year lease from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. The Center is located 20 miles from the small town of Lake Placid and candidates must be willing to live in a remote rural location. Modest housing is available to rent on site. Applicants should send 1) a letter of application, 2) a resume or CV with GPA, and 3) names, phone numbers and e-mail addresses for three references to: Dr. Patrick Bohlen at, or MacArthur Agro-ecology Research Center, 300 Buck Island Ranch Rd., Lake Placid, FL, 33852. The application deadline is November 1, 2003 and the position will remain open until a suitable candidate is found. Contact Dr. Bohlen at (863) 699-0242 for further information. Posted: 9/30/03.

Archbold Biological Station: Research Interns (3-5) needed for projects examining long-term population dynamics of Florida scrub-jays in natural and suburban habitats, in south-central Florida. Interns will contribute to many aspects of these projects including searching for and monitoring nests, conducting surveys for banded and unbanded scrub-jays, trapping and banding jays, measuring young, counting acorns and arthropods, etc. Interns are expected to devote a minimum of 20 hours/week to the project and to develop an independent project on some aspect of the ecology of scrub-jays. Internships offer an opportunity for experience in every aspect of scientific research, from project choice and experimental design to oral and written presentations. Applicants should have a very strong interest in birds, natural history and field biology, the ability to work under hot, humid field conditions, and a strong desire to engage in independent research. Internships include room and board and a $100 weekly stipend and expenses associated with their independent project. Opportunities for graduate research leading to MS degrees also exist. Most positions begin in mid-February and extend through July, but some flexibility exists and at least one position can begin in mid-March and extend through September. Applicants should send a letter, resume or CV, a summary of courses and grades and the names and contact information of three references by 1 December, to Dr. Reed Bowman, Archbold Biological Station, P.O. Box 2057, Lake Placid, FL 33862; (863) 465-2571 (phone), (863) 699-1927 (fax) or (e-mail). E-mail applications encouraged. Additional information on these projects. Posted: 8/26/03.

Archbold Biological Station: Field Research Assistant needed to assist with field work at the Avon Park Air Force Range, located in south-central Florida. Primary activities associated with this position will focus on red-cockaded woodpecker (RCW) population monitoring and management, but significant time will be spent assisting with an associated Florida scrub-jay (FSJ) study. RCW duties include: population monitoring, participating in juvenile RCW translocation, GPS data collection, using an ATV to conduct habitat surveys, conducting maintenance on natural and artificial cavity trees (involves climbing trees using sectional ladders) and data entry. FSJ duties include: population monitoring, trapping and banding immigrant birds, and conducting habitat surveys. The position requires the willingness to work independently in both longleaf pine and oak scrub habitats, often in remote areas of a 100,000-acre military reserve. Applicants should not be color blind or uncomfortable with heights. A keen interest in birds is the most important prerequisite, but experience in reading color bands, capturing, handling and banding birds, tolerance for a vast array of biting insects and working under hot-humid field conditions will be helpful, though not essential. Position available 1 October 2003 through February 2004 (starting and ending dates somewhat flexible). Salary is $1200 per month, plus free housing (no pets). Applicants should send a letter of interest and resume, with names, email addresses, and phone numbers of three references, via email to or via snail mail to Archbold Biological Station Office, Avon Park Air Force Range, 475 Easy Street, Avon Park, FL 33825. E-mail applications preferred (please indicate "field assistant application" in the subject heading). Questions may be directed to Lauren Gilson at the same e-mail address or call (863) 452-4182. Position open until filled; early application is encouraged. Posted: 7/24/03.

Auburn University: The Center for Forest Sustainability is seeking candidates for the position of Research Assistant/Associate to work in the GIS Laboratory to assist with image processing and GIS analysis, spatial data development and maintenance, user training, and technical documentation. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: develop and maintain GIS-data base for integrated research; apply advanced GIS concepts and techniques to the development of spatial models; apply remote sensing techniques for land use and ecosystem research. Research Assistant requires a Bachelor's Degree in Forestry, Ecology, Geography, or related field (Research Associate requires a Master's). Candidate must have knowledge in GIS/Remote Sensing (satellite and aircraft). Desired: additional years experience in the application of GIS/Remote Sensing in natural resources and the environment; and experience or skills in ArcGIS (ArcInfo, ArcView), GPS and ERDAS Imagine. Refer to Requisition # 20649 and apply on-line at For more information, contact Susan (Shufen) Pan, phone: 334-844-1015, fax: 334-844-1084, e-mail: Other School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences job ads. Review of applications will begin after April 30, 2004. Posted: 4/23/04.

Audubon California - Starr Ranch Sanctuary: Field Crew Leader and Field Assistants, Invasive Species Control and Restoration Audubon's Starr Ranch Sanctuary in Trabuco Canyon, CA seeks a field crew leader and field assistants with our artichoke thistle control and grassland/coastal sage scrub restoration project. This research-based program aims to control the invasive grassland species, Cynara cardunculus (artichoke thistle), without chemicals and restore to native habitat. Field Crew Leader: Responsibilities will include supervision of field assistants (4-5) who help with invasive plant species control, restoration, and research. Will work on mechanical and physical control of artichoke thistle and all aspects of invasive species control and restoration including physical control of other invasive species, native seed collection, seed and plug planting, experimental tests of weed removal and restoration techniques, and quantitative monitoring. Will supervise data collection, entry, and storage and help summarize data from monitoring and experiments. Will be responsible for efficient operation of weed control, restoration, and data collection activities; ensuring rigorous implementation of protocols; and maintaining high standards of data collection. Will help manage native plant nursery. Must have basic mechanical skills for care and maintenance of equipment and be willing to operate a tractor and similar heavy equipment. Experience in plant sampling in the field is essential. One year position starts September, 2004 – end of August, 2005. Opportunity to live on our 4000 acre Sanctuary. Salary: $400/week plus housing (communal) and benefits. Qualifications: College graduate with ecological, biological, or conservation background who seeks weed control, restoration, research, and leadership experience. Must be enthusiastic about plant field work, organized, and have plant sampling and some supervisory or leadership experience. Field Assistants: Must work well with people as part of a field crew who work on mechanical and physical removal of artichoke thistle and all aspects of invasive species control and restoration including non-chemical control of other invasive species, native seed collection, seed and plug planting, experimental tests of weed removal and restoration techniques, and quantitative monitoring. Experience in plant sampling in the field desirable. Opportunity to live on our 4000 acre Sanctuary. Positions run October, 2004 – April 2005 (2) and November, 2004 – May, 2005 (2). Salary: $250/week plus housing (communal). Qualifications: College graduates with ecological, biological, or conservation background who seek weed control, restoration and research, experience. To Apply: Send cover letter stating career goals, résumé, and three letters of recommendation (two letters required for field assistant positions) to: Dr. Sandy DeSimone, director of research and education; Starr Ranch Sanctuary, 100 Bell Canyon Road, Trabuco Canyon, CA 92679;; (949) 858-0309; fax (949) 858-1013. Posted: 5/6/04.

Audubon California - Starr Ranch Sanctuary: Biologist-Educator We seek a field ecologist who wants to contribute to wildland conservation by communicating his/her passion for field research through education. Responsibilities will include planning and instruction of science-based education programs for all ages as part of our “Starr Ranch Field Ecology Programs,” which connect people of all ages to nature through participation in ecological research. Will develop and teach classes, nature walks, and programs for all ages on natural history and field research topics. Examples of our current offerings include Ecology Programs – short, 1-2 hour programs in which participants experience the scientific process during simulations of field studies on wildlife and their habitats; Ranch Research - public involvement in actual field studies through classes and ongoing research projects; Starr Ranch Junior Biologists – kids participate in the scientific process through observation, exploration, and field research. Background in biology or ecology essential. Strong knowledge and interest in learning natural history of animals and their habitats as well as research techniques for studying a variety of taxa, including mammals, reptiles and amphibians, and invertebrates. Experience and academic background in biological or ecological field research essential for formulating hypotheses, teaching research techniques, and summarizing data. GIS experience highly desirable. We seek applicants who are enthusiastic, dedicated, organized, self starting and thorough. Opportunity to do field research that is fully integrated into education programs. Position starts June, 2004. Salary: $40,000 plus benefits. Qualifications: Master’s degree in a biological or ecological science. Background in field research with a strong desire to integrate ecological research into education programs for people of all ages. Some form of teaching experience desirable but not required. To Apply: Send cover letter stating career goals, résumé, and three letters of recommendation (letters can arrive separately) to: Dr. Sandy DeSimone, Director – research and education; Starr Ranch Sanctuary, 100 Bell Canyon Rd, Trabuco Canyon, CA 92679;; (949) 858-0309; fax (949) 858-1013. Posted: 1/21/04.

Bard College: Research Assistant needed to conduct research on the responses of small mammals to the experimental exclusion of large mammals in central Kenya. The successful applicant will be required to conduct small-mammal live-trapping, collect vegetation data, sample ticks and other arthropods, maintain and manage project equipment (including a 4WD vehicle), and supervise other field assistants. The position requires a year's residence at the Mpala Research Centre in central Kenya, beginning in June/July 2004. Field work in this environment is demanding and the research center is relatively isolated, requiring the applicant to work well in remote tropical savanna conditions. The successful applicant must have extensive small-mammal trapping experience and experience with other field data collection. In addition, the successful applicant must have independence, initiative, tenacity, and good communication skills. Room, board, one RT air ticket, and a monthly stipend are provided. Applicants should submit a cover letter (including a statement of why they are interested in this position), resume (including relevant coursework and experience), and names and contact information for three references by email to Dr. Felicia Keesing ( Closing date is February 15, 2004. Posted: 1/13/04.

Barnard College: seeks full-time research assistant to conduct large-scale field and growth-chamber experiments with the model plant species Arabidopsis thaliana. The research addresses the quantitative genetic architecture and fitness consequences of variation in flowering habit (i.e., phenotypic plasticity) induced by "normal" and milder winter temperature regimes and regulated by FRI and FLC genes. Available immediately, this NSF-funded position requires a minimum 2-year commitment. A 3-year commitment is desirable and longer-term employment is possible, contingent on funding renewal. Responsibilities: *Implement and maintain growth chamber and field experiments. *Phenotype plants: quantify flowering behavior and plant fitness. *Input, organize, manage, and archive large data sets. *Use Columbia U. libraries and e-bibliographic databases. *Assist with preparing figures and text for publication. *Supervise some aspects of undergraduate projects and provide some training. *Participate in other lab projects and perform basic duties (e.g., order supplies, care for plants and maintain seed stocks, maintain equipment, backup and maintain computers). Qualifications: Minimum B.A. or B.S., preferring major in biology or botany. Basic computer use and experience with MS-Excel essential. Must be able to work independently and be meticulous in data handling and plant care. Prior research experience or courses in evolution, genetics, population genetics, ecology, or biostatistics desirable. Exposure to Powerpoint, EndNote, SigmaPlot, SAS or SPSS, ImagePro, or QTL Cartographer desirable. Training will be provided. Some weekend work. Salary: $33,000/yr, plus health benefits, partial tuition support, travel expenses to field site. Location: Barnard College, affiliated with Columbia University in the City of New York. Field work will be conducted at nearby Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory campus in Palisades, NY. To Apply: Provide: (1) a letter stating why you are interested in the position and summarizing relevant experience, (2) a resume, and (3) names, telephone numbers, e-mail, and addresses of three references, including at least one academic and one employment reference. Send materials to: Human Resources, Attn: Plant Biology Research Assistant, 3009 Broadway, New York, NY 10027. fax: 212-854-2454, email: Deadline: Applications accepted until position is filled. Must start no later than Summer 2004. Posted: 3/5/04.

Bigelow Laboratory For Ocean Sciences: Lobster Ecology. Interested undergraduates and recent graduates are invited to apply for summer internships in subtidal benthic ecology research. Internships are available for all or part of mid-May through October 2004. We especially encourage students interested in pursuing a career in marine science, ecology, or fisheries. For details, see the full position ad. Review of applications begins in April, 2004. Posted: 1/28/04.

Bighorn Institute: A hardworking, dedicated individual with excellent writing and computer skills and an interest in field work is needed immediately to fill the position of biologist. The position is full time permanent with a combination of field work and office work. Responsibilities would include, but not be limited to frequent letter writing, data entry, writing grant proposals and reports, writing newsletter articles, correspondence with members, general public, and resource agencies, tracking radiocollared bighorn via foot and fixed wing aircraft, and caring for the captive herd. Cleaning and some maintena nce work are expected. Required: B.S. or B.A. in biological sciences or related field. Excellent writing skills and proficiency with Word, Excel, and Access are required. The successful applicant must be in good physical condition and be able to hike in a harsh desert environment where summer temperatures frequently exceed 110 F. Previous telemetry experience is preferred. Applicant must be willing to work long hours and perform a wide variety of tasks. A positive attitude and the ability to work independently as well as in team situations are essential. Starting salary is $2,200 per month working approximately 50 hrs per week, 5 days/week. Weekend work is expected. Benefits include health insurance after 6 months, 1 week paid vacation after 1 year, and a retirement plan at 2 years. Single individual on-site housing may be available (restrictions apply). Closing Date: April 30, 2004 Application: Mail cover letter, resume, list of 3 references (address and phone number), copy of transcripts and a scientific writing sample (i.e., an excerpt from a college term paper, no longer than 10 pages) to: Jim DeForge, Executive Director, Bighorn Institute P.O. Box 262, Palm Desert, CA 92261. No phone calls or emails please. Applicants available to begin work in May will be considered. Selected applicants will be contacted for a phone interview followed by a personal interview for final candidates. Posted: 7/2/03, revised: 11/3/03, 2/18/04, and 4/8/04.

California State University, Fullerton: We're seeking two field technicians for May-September 2004 to assist with field studies of the ecology of plague in black-tailed prairie dog colonies in northern Colorado. Duties may include live-trapping and marking small mammals, blood and tissue sampling, collecting fleas, habitat and vegetation measurements, visual counts of prairie dogs, and data entry using MS Excel. Applicants must be responsible, good-natured and able to work independently. Previous field experience in small mammal population studies strongly preferred. Salary: $1500/mo, Deadline: 1 March 2004 or until filled. To apply, send electronic copies (MS Word or pdf) of your resume, an application letter describing your skills and qualifications, and names and contact information of two references to Dr Teresa Friedrich (; 714 278 3138). For more information, contact Dr Teresa Friedrich or Dr Paul Stapp (; 714 278 2849). Posted: 1/28/04.

Cambridge Scientific Abstracts: (1) Biocomplexity Program Specialist. Needed to manage resource databases in the areas of Human Population and Sustainability. Tasks include: monitoring relevant publications, selecting papers for inclusion, identifying relevant Web resources, and supervising database staff. The Specialist will also be involved in other Biocomplexity group projects, such as the development and maintenance of an online forum and an electronic journal. Requires: Master degree in sustainable development, conservation, ecology, environmental science, natural sciences or closely related field OR Bachelors degree with at least 2 years of relevant experience Computer and Internet literacy Excellent written and verbal communication skills Editorial experience preferred. (2) Biocomplexity Editor. Entry-level position needed to handle day-to-day running of Human Population and Sustainability resource databases. Tasks include: monitoring relevant publications, selecting papers for inclusion, identifying relevant Web resources and indexing papers within the databases. The Editor may also assist in other Biocomplexity Group projects, as needed. Requires: Bachelor's in a Life, Environmental, or Social Science. Computer and Internet literacy. Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Please send resume to or fax to 301-961-7519. Please reference job and put to the attention of HR. Posted: 2/16/04.

Cambridge Scientific Abstracts: Editor: Environmental & Natural Sciences. Essential Duties and Responsibilities - Participate in the development of a Sustainability Science database. - Maintain and expand existing environmental databases. Education, Work Experience and/or Licensure: BS degree (MS preferred) in ecology, conservation, sustainable development, environmental science, natural sciences or closely related field. Must be computer and Internet literate. Must be able to communicate well both verbally and in writing. Editorial experience preferred. Please send resume to or fax to 301-961-7519. Please reference job and put to the attention of HR. Posted: 11/18/03.

Camp Denali and North Face Lodge: There are currently naturalist guide positions available at Camp Denali and North Face Lodge. These facilities are located a mile apart in the center of Denali National Park. Ninety miles of mountainous and unpaved road isolate them from the commercially developed park entrance. Approximately 43 people work here during the summer months. Successful applicants must have experience as a teacher of experiential learning with a MS/MA or BS/BA in a natural science with field experience in arctic/sub-arctic or alpine regions. Good communication and conversations skills and a genuine interest in people are required. The position also requires backcountry hiking guide experience with demonstrated leadership and safety skills. Driving experience, safety with passenger vans, and basic knowledge of vehicle mechanics are also requirements. When applying, please submit the following: (1) A current resume that includes your education, volunteer, and work experiences (2) A personal letter that describes you, your interests, how you learned about us, your work ethic, near-term goals, personal qualities, and skills (3) Include a list of the positions that interest you and the skills and experience that qualify you for those positions (4) Your exact dates of availability (beginning and ending) (5) An indication of your willingness and ability to commit to three seasons of work (6) Names and phone numbers for two references (personal or professional) Please send applications to: Dorinda Dutcher ( The 2004 season is from 20 May 2004 to 12 September 2004, and a 3-season commitment is requested. Posted: 2/2/04.

Cape Cod National Seashore: Our Long-Term Ecosystem Monitoring Program is recruiting for a Data Manager to provide professional stewardship of large and complex ecological data sets, and to assist the Northeast Coastal and Barrier Vital Signs Monitoring Network with technical data management issues. This is a permanent, full-time position, and will be hired under either the Biologist (0401) or Information Technology Specialist (2210) job series. At the full-performance level (GS-11), the incumbent will be responsible for developing and implementing the data management component of the LTEM Program. If filled at a lower level (GS-7 or GS-9), emphasis will be placed on developing the skills and experience needed to reach the full-performance level. Our program is focused on multi-disciplinary studies, long-term data collection, and integrated analysis, so high quality, scientific data management is critical - the person filling this position will be a pivotal member of our multi-disciplinary team. The vacancy announcement is posted on USAJobs and closes July 28, 2003. For more information, contact Carrie Phillips (, 508-487-3262x109). Posted: 7/8/03.

California Native Plant Society: botanist/ecologist positions to participate in a Sierra Foothills vegetation classification and mapping project. Botanical identification skills are required and experience in conducting plant, vegetation, and wildlife surveys are strongly desired. Candidates will be hired as either Team Leaders ($13.00-14.50/hr) or Field Assistants ($12.00-13.50/hr), depending on qualifications and experience. Potential start date in late February or early March 2004. The field season is anticipated to last approximately 5 months, office work may be available for 1 month more. For the full job ad, contact: Anne Klein (916-327-5960, Deadline: January 23, 2004. Posted: 1/6/04.

Charis Corporation: The Ecologist monitors and conserves biodiversity at Fort Irwin, a large, heavily used military training base in the Mojave Desert of Southern California. Responsibilities include planning and conducting sensitive species surveys and monitoring; compliance monitoring during construction; conducting environmental review of Fort Irwin natural resources in accordance with NEPA, ESA, and the Sikes Act; and writing documents needed for compliance with these laws. The qualified candidate will have a BS in Biology (MS preferred) or related field, with 5 years of increasingly complex and progressive experience. Experience with the following is desired: Environmental review process needed for the Endangered Species Act, Sikes Act, and National Environmental Policy Act; Windows software (MS Office, Access, ArcView, ArcGIS); public speaking; desert ecology; field proficiency with both animals and plants; desert tortoise surveys, compliance, or telemetry; report writing and editing; team-building skills; and the ability to work independently. Please see for more company information. Fax resume to (909) 388-2998 or email to Posted: 4/14/04.

Chicago Botanic Garden: Two 12-month paid internships are available for individuals with a bachelor's degree in biology, botany, ecology, or a related major and a commitment to the study and practice of native plant conservation and restoration. If you are graduated or a soon-to-graduate student with a background in biology and want to start a career in ecology, botany, environmental science or if you have a strong background and interest in flora of the upper Midwest, we encourage you to apply. Position 1. As a conservation science intern, you will contribute to ongoing research on the reproductive biology, demography, and conservation genetics of the prairie plant Echinacea angustifolia. You will design and implement your own research project. Summer fieldwork occurs in western Minnesota and greenhouse and lab activities are at the CBG. For more information click here or contact Dr. Stuart Wagenius ( Position 2. As a regional floristics intern, you will assist with all aspects of Plants of Concern, a regional rare plant monitoring program that works with volunteers: monitoring of plants throughout northeast Illinois, training of volunteers, data entry and analysis and program planning. You will also assist with the management of the Herbarium, including collection of plant specimens. You will have the opportunity to work independently as well as in a team context. For more information click here or contact Susanne Masi ( As an intern, you will participate in a variety of conservation-related activities, attend seminars, participate in meetings, and interact closely with botanists, researchers, and conservation scientists. Applications will be reviewed starting 15 March 2004. The salary is $8/h with added allowances for extended summer fieldwork (position 1). For further information and application materials please see the Internship Program website. Posted: 2/5/04.

College of William and Mary: Field research assistants (3) needed (August 1 through October 31) for a fall migration study on the Eastern Shore of Virginia. Duties will include conducting fixed radius point counts, data entry, and some vegetation work. Objectives of this study are to ground truth NPOL radar signatures of migratory birds and to examine stopover habitat use of the birds. Expected work schedule will be 4 days on and 2 days off. Previous ornithological work conducting point counts or the ability to identify eastern fall migrants by sight preferred. Applicant must have a tolerance of ticks and biting insects. A salary of $1400/month and shared housing provided. Applicant must provide personal vehicle and mileage will be reimbursed at a minimum of $0.275/mile. Please send a resume, cover letter, and 3 references to Fletcher Smith, Center for Conservation Biology, ( or Bart Paxton ( Positions will be filled as soon as qualified applicants are found. Posted: 6/29/04.

Colorado College: We invite applications for the position of Technical Director in the Environmental Science Program. The Technical Director maintains all laboratory equipment; assists in the design and execution of experiments; provides technical instruction and training for students doing research and class projects in the laboratory and field; acts as a computer resource; and develops and maintains relationships with community partners. Master’s degree in Environmental Science or allied discipline or equivalent work experience required. Salary begins at $35,000; includes benefits package. For more information, see the full job ad. Review of applications will begin May 1, 2004. Posted: 4/13/04.

Colorado Division of Wildlife: Technician I - Collect water quality, physical habitat and biotic samples in streams across the state of Colorado. Work is performed in remotes locations and will travel out of the Denver area on a weekly basis. $11/hr (and per diem for overnight travel). Start in mid to late April and end in mid to late October. Data collection includes water sampling, physical habitat assessment, periphyton and benthic macroinvertebrates collection, and fish sampling using electro shocking or seining techniques. Most sites will be remote and hiking with a 50 lb backpack will be required. Locate sample sites using GPS and maps. Perform simple water quality analysis. Car and/or backcountry camping will be required. Qualifications: A bachelor’s degree in ecology, environmental science, fisheries, wildlife biology or a closely related field is preferred. Ability to identify Colorado fish, trees and noxious weeds is a plus. Applicant should have experience collecting data in the field and be able to follow detailed protocol. Applicant must be able to carry a 50 lb pack for many miles and over rugged terrain. Applicant must be comfortable implementing electro shocking techniques. Frequent overnight travel, up to 5 days a week, and driving a 4x4 suburban is required. Sampling days may be long, usually 8 to 12 hours, and one must love working outdoors and be able maintain a positive attitude. Must have a valid driver's license. To Apply: Send an electronic copy of your resume with references to or Resumes received by ‘snail mail’ will not be considered. Posted: 2/18/04.

Colorado Division of Wildlife: A Gunnison Sage-Grouse research project, supervised by a M.S. level Graduate Research Assistant, is being conducted in San Miguel County, CO. This project’s goals are: 1) to estimate the variance in male reproductive success through behavioral and genetic measures, and 2) to estimate the population size of the Dry Creek/Miramonte Gunnison Sage-Grouse population. The major job responsibilities will include: trap and radio-tag Gunnison sage-grouse; record behavior at sage-grouse leks; track grouse movements using radio telemetry and GPS equipment; data entry; sample vegetation at nest, brood, and use sites; work in highly variable and harsh climatic conditions; daily use of 4-WD ATV’s and pickups. Positions: 6. Salary: $10.23-10.74/hour depending on experience. Housing will be provided (in camper trailers). Term: 4 positions: 15 March 2004-15 May 2004, 2 positions: 15 March 2004-~15 July 2004. Education: B.S. Preferred (in Natural Resources or Biological Sciences) although qualified applicants nearing completion of their degree will be considered. Preference will be given to applicants that have the following skills/interests: -Previous sage-grouse work experience. -Interest in behavioral ecology and conservation. -Experience identifying color banded birds. -Radio telemetry and GPS skills. -Excellent communicative skills (oral and written). -Computer skills. -Ability to work in extreme weather conditions and hike several miles. -Operate a 4-WD pickup and 4-WD ATV. -Sage-grouse trapping skills. -Awareness and respect for private land. -Experience with or knowledge of sagebrush-grass community vegetation taxonomy. Applicants must provide a letter of interest, resume (with at least 3 references), and a copy of your college transcripts by 6 February 2004 to: Dr. Anthony Dean Apa, Sage Grouse Research Biologist, Colorado Division of Wildlife, 711 Independent Avenue, Grand Junction, CO 81505. Office Phone: (970) 255-6196, Email Posted: 12/22/03.

Colorado State University: Summer Field Technician, $10.50 per hour, housing provided. Employment period is for 12 to 16 weeks between May/June 2004 and August 2004. Location: Black Hills National Forest, Custer and Hill City, South Dakota. This project aims to develop techniques to restore elements of historic forest structure of ponderosa pine forests in the Black Hills that reduce crown fire behavior through the use of prescribed fire and mechanical treatments. Summer fieldwork will be aimed at sampling forest characteristics in areas that will be prescribed burn in the fall of 2004 in the Black Hills National Forest, South Dakota. Field staff will hike into predetermined sites and install sampling plots to measure forest structure, seedling regeneration, fuels, and stand characteristics. Laboratory work may include field data entry, core sample preparation, and other duties as assigned. Work schedule will be composed of 80 hours of work every two weeks. Qualifications: Work experience or coursework including field exercises covering: 1) Skill in the use of instruments for measuring tree and forest stand characteristics, including diameter tapes, compasses, prisms, clinometers, and increment borers. 2) Coursework or experience in forestry, natural resources management, forest ecology, or related field is desired. 3) Ability to use or learn to use handheld data recorders, radios, GPS, other field equipment. 4) This position is 90% + field work. Field technician may be exposed to hot dry weather, rough terrain, unpredictable weather, insects, and other environmental conditions; must be capable of sustained physical work under these conditions. To Apply: Please send a resume, cover letter, and 3 reference contacts to Mike Battaglia ( Posted: 4/15/04.

Cornell University: Full-time position for a research support assistant as part of a National Science Foundation sponsored study on the importance of migratory fishes on nitrogen and carbon cycling. The position has funding available for three years. We are examining the influence of migratory fishes as nutrient subsidies and as modulators of biogeochemical cycles in diverse tropical Andean stream ecosystems. The research involves large-scale experiments combined with 15N additions and measurements of ecosystem metabolism, nitrogen transformations and retention, and nutrient budgets. The position is split between four months each winter at remote field sites in Venezuela and eight months each year at Cornell. Specific duties include field and laboratory analysis of nutrient uptake, ecosystem metabolism, nitrogen fixation and denitrification rates; oversight role in the maintenance of field experiments; data processing; supervision of laboratory analyses; and training student assistants. The successful candidate should have experience in aquatic biogeochemistry and familiarity with analytical instruments. Knowledge of Spanish is highly desirable. This research is a collaborative project between Cornell and the University of Wyoming. Review of applications will begin on 30 October 2003 and will continue until the position is filled. To apply, please email a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and names of three references to: Alex Flecker (, Department of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853 (phone: 607-254-4263). Posted: 10/15/03.

Dartmouth College/Florida State University: Avian Conservation Biology Field Assistants (5) needed mid-March to mid-June 2004 (3 months) to assist in an NSF-sponsored study, supervised by Dr. Douglas T. Bolger, Dartmouth College, on the effects of habitat fragmentation and edge effects on avian reproductive success in coastal sage scrub habitat in San Diego, CA. Successful applicants will be part of a field team that includes faculty, post-doc, graduate students, and undergraduate interns. Salary of $1200/mo.; housing provided. Previous nest-finding experience required. Primary duties include determining breeding territories, nest searching, nest monitoring, and basic predator, arthropod, and vegetation surveys. Must be enthusiastic, self-motivated, hard-working, reliable, and work well as part of a group. Conservation Biology Field Interns (2) needed mid-March to mid-June 2002 (3 months) to assist on the same project as above. Duties as above, though you will work closely with other team members. Training provided. Salary of $600/mo., plus housing. Enthusiasm and willingness to learn and work hard are a must. Send resume, names of three references (with address, phone numbers and email address), and a statement of interest by email (attachments in MSWord or Rich Text Format) or regular mail to Eric Walters, Dept. of Biological Science, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL 32306-1100, Posted: 12/15/03.

Davidson College: Herpetology Laboratory Research Coordinator. Salary: $30,000 per year, plus full benefits and annual raises Supervisor: Michael E. Dorcas. Preferred Start Date: May 2004. Coordinate and conduct herpetological research in an active research setting at a top-ten liberal arts college. Funding for this position is expected through a 5-year grant to examine the effects of urbanization on amphibian and reptiles. Required: Minimum of Bachelor’s degree in Biology, Zoology, Ecology or a related natural science area or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Field Experience with and knowledge of the herpetofauna of the Southeastern United States. Ability to generate well-designed studies, organize and analyze scientific data, and write quality scientific manuscripts Demonstrated computer skills (MS Office and database management). Ability to work with student researchers and others in a collegial and collaborative atmosphere. Other Skills Beneficial to Position: Radio telemetry techniques; Mark-recapture techniques; Geographical information systems (GIS); Global positioning systems (GPS); Automated data acquisition (dataloggers); Care of captive amphibians and reptiles; Interest and experience in outreach opportunities; Web design. Other Requirements: Ability to work in variable weather conditions, remote locations and often in physically demanding circumstances. Night and weekend work sometimes required. Valid driver’s license and safe driving record (field vehicle will be available for research purposes). Work requires occasional physical exertion and/or muscular strain. Applications accepted online – letter, CV, and contact information for up to 4 references: Go to the Employment Opportunities website, the click on "Biology – Research Coordinator". In addition to applying online, you should feel free to email a current CV and cover letter to: Michael E. Dorcas ( Posted: 3/15/04.

[position filled] Duke University: The Oren lab has an immediate opening for a full-time field and laboratory technician to work on ecosystem carbon storage/balance projects at the Duke FACE (Free Air CO2 Enrichment) site and surrounding ecosystems. Field measurements would include leaf area index, diameter growth, litterfall, and soil respiration, as well as maintenance of corresponding equipment/systems. Lab work would include processing of litterfall material and coordination of part-time workers. Candidates should have bachelors or masters degree in biological or forest sciences, with field experience. Position includes benefits. Contact Heather McCarthy (; 919-613-8050) for further information. Posted: 10/6/03.

Duke University: The Ocean Biogeographic Information System Spatial Ecological Analysis of megavertebrate Populations (OBIS-SEAMAP) project seeks an associate in research to work from the Southeast Fisheries Science Center (SEFSC) in Miami, Florida. The OBIS-SEAMAP project is collecting and analyzing marine mammal, seabird and sea turtle data into an online mappable database for use by conservation planners, policy-makers, researchers, primary education and the general public. This person will assist with assessing, compiling, cleaning, entering, and linking various datasets from the SEFSC holdings on sea turtles, marine mammals, and seabirds into the OBIS-SEAMAP database. This position involves data and metadata entry, scripting for automated conversion of data, some scientific analysis and structuring databases for future data entry. The ideal candidate will be a self-motivated, organized person with strong computer skills and an interest in marine ecology. Required expertise includes database management (MS Access and Oracle preferred), and the use of geographical information systems (GIS). Experience in marine animal data collection is desirable. Management and training will be provided by staff at SEFSC and OBIS-SEAMAP. A salary of between $42K and $48K, commensurate with experience, will be available for one year, starting as soon as possible. The research associate will receive full employee benefits from Duke University. Interested applicants should send an electronic resume and cover letter to by Thursday, September 25th. Posted: 9/18/03.

Ecological Society of America: Program Assistant, Office of Science Programs. Staff support for workshops, conferences, and publications linking ecological research and management. BA/BS in environmental studies, ecology, or other life science, 0-3 years experience. Excellent writing, organizational skills, basic word processing and spreadsheet skills required. Database and desktop publishing knowledge desirable. Submit cover letter, resume, and names of 3 references by July 16, 2004, to Personnel Director, ESA, 1707 H Street NW, Suite 400, Washington, DC 20006, fax: 202-833-8775. No calls, please. Posted: 6/29/04.

Florida State University: Dr. Brian Inouye and Dr. Nora Underwood of the Ecology and Evolution Group are looking for a research assistant to help with a variety of studies on the ecology of plants and insects. Ongoing projects in our labs that this assistant will be involved with include the role of spatial variation in host-parasitoid interactions, the role of induced plant resistance in plant-herbivore interactions and the role of disturbance in performance of a rare plant. Duties will include work in the lab, greenhouse and field. Whoever fills this position will also be encouraged to take advantage of the interactive E & E group at FSU by participating in seminars and discussion groups of interest. This job can be full- or possibly part-time. We are hoping to find someone willing to commit to at least 9 months of work, up to 1 year. Starting date flexible, but as soon as April 2004. Bachelor's degree and some experience required. To apply, or for more information, please email either Dr. Inouye ( or Dr. Underwood ( For applications, please include your CV (resume), a letter of interest, and the names and contact information for three references. Posted: 3/16/04.

Fordham University: A position is available March 15, 2004, or as soon as available, for a full-(or part-) time research technician at the Louis Calder Center, Fordham's biological field station. The successful applicant will participate in a program studying several aspects of aquatic ecology, including: - Nutrient and organic carbon cycling in small lakes, - Stoichiometric relationships in benthic stream food webs. - Biogeographic and molecular studies of stream algae. The person will be responsible for assisting in specific studies conducted at local and remote sites, chemical analysis of water and biological materials, maintaining analytical instruments (autoanalyzer, spectrophotometer, gas chromatograph), long-term monitoring of Calder Lake, and operation of the field station weather station, and station data records. Experience required includes: General training in limnology, water chemistry analysis (e.g. P, N, Si, DOC), identification of freshwater algae, and data analysis using spreadsheets. Desirable experience: Gas chromatography, microbiological and algal culture, PCR and DNA sequencing, fluorescence microscopy, or GIS. The position will be funded for at least one year, and may be renewed for additional years pending availability of funds. If desired, a part-time work schedule (14-20 hours / week) will be considered. Salary is negotiable, starting between $25- to $35,000 per year, depending on experience. A Master's degree or a Bachelor's degree with experience is required. Send resume and names of references to: Dr. John D Wehr (, Louis Calder Center - Biological Station, Fordham University, P.O. Box K. Armonk, NY 10504. Posted: 3/4/04.

Fort Worth Nature Center and Refuge: The FWNC&R, a division of the City of Fort Worth Parks and Community Services Dept., is recruiting for a Park Naturalist Assistant to the Refuge Natural Resource Manager. This position performs the duties of a Refuge Technician. This full-time, permanent position with benefits has an annual starting salary of $26,416. The position will remain open until filled. The FWNC&R is a 3600+ acre natural area located on the West Fork of the Trinity River on the northwest boundary of Fort Worth, TX. The Refuge consists of a mosaic of post oak savanna, limestone prairie and riparian corridors which is accessible via a 25 mile trail system. The park has over 150,000 visitors each year. The FWNC&R has an active natural resource management program including landscape restoration, prescribed burning, feral hog management, invasive and exotic plant control, and various wildlife surveys. The Refuge is also home to a small managed herd of genetically pure bison. To apply online, visit the City of Fort Worth Job Opportunities page. The job posting identifier is B-75 Park Naturalist Assistant. If applying online, please send a cover letter and resume to: Suzanne Tuttle, Natural Resource Manager (contact information below). For more information or to obtain a hard copy of the application form, please contact: Suzanne Tuttle, Natural Resource Manager, Fort Worth Nature Center and Refuge, 9601 Fossil Ridge Road, Fort Worth TX 76135-9148, (817) 237-0427, Posted: 10/21/03.

Gulf South Research Corporation: Natural Resources Specialist for our Baton Rouge, Louisiana office. The ideal candidate will have a BS or MS degree in an area of the natural resources field plus 8 to 10 years of experience in National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), wetland ecology/delineation, protected species, and natural resources. The successful candidate must be capable of managing multiple clients/projects, be willing to travel within and outside of Louisiana, and work on a variety of projects and tasks. Experience identifying southeastern and southwestern US flora, project management, Habitat Evaluation Procedures, or writing Biological Assessments & Evaluations is a plus. The position will require both office and field work. Field projects may run from one day to up to a week or more depending on staff availability, project, and location. Responsibilities: Acting as a project manager the Natural Resources Specialist would prepare Environmental Assessments, Environmental Impact Statements, Biological Assessments & Evaluations, and wetland delineation reports. Duties may also include, but would not be limited to scheduling or assisting environmental staff, project supervision, attending meetings, or conducting field surveys such as protected species surveys, wetland delineations, habitat investigations, and other natural resource investigations. GSRC offers a competitive salary plus a generous benefits package. Interested candidates should submit their resume and references to: Gulf South Research Corporation, Attention: Natural Resources Specialist Vacancy, P.O. Box 83564, Baton Rouge, LA 70884-3564. Or by email in Word format to: Posted: 9/15/03.

Harvard University: Research assistant sought to assist in studies of carbon and vegetation dynamics in forested ecosystems. Research aims to determine sources or sinks of carbon dioxide at field sites in New England, Canada, and Brazil, by combining long-term eddy-covariance measurements and land-based biometric measurements. Duties include field ecological measurements, supervision of undergraduate and seasonal assistants, data management, and analysis. Candidates should hold a bachelor’s degree or M.S. in biology, ecology, geology, chemistry, physics, atmospheric chemistry, earth science, environmental science or a related field. The ideal candidate will possess experience in field work, data management, data analysis, and/or instrumentation ( e.g., Campbell data loggers, LICOR instruments). Ability to work independently and sometimes in remote and physically challenging locations required. Send curriculum vitae/ resume and names and addresses of three references to Elizabeth Hammond Pyle, 24 Oxford St., Harvard University, Cambridge, MA 02138, or by email, to Posted: 5/11/04.

Harvard University: Temp field botanist, land use history and nonnatives. A field botanist is needed (May 17th to August 20th, 2004) for a vegetation mapping study of Highstead Arboretum by Harvard Forest. This project will involve surveying plant cover, environmental characters, and land use history for a long term study of nonnative and native plant distribution along environmental and land use gradients. The position will be field based, and will involve challenging outdoor work, sometimes during inclement weather. We are looking for someone who could serve in a supervisory role with good botanical skills. Lodging is provided at Highstead, which is in Redding, Connecticut and one hour from NYC. Salary is $1,600/month. The placement of the 14 weeks of field work can be negotiated. Please email or send letter of interest, resume, and phone & email addresses of 3 references to: Dr. Betsy Von Holle, Harvard Forest, Harvard University; PO Box 68, Petersham, MA 01366 by 4/16/04. Posted: 4/6/04.

Harvard University: Summer 2004 Research Program In Ecology. Assistant Program Coordinator/Resident Advisor (2 positions). For twelve weeks in May-August 2003, thirty college-age students will join dozens of visiting and staff scientists at Harvard Forest in researching the effects of natural and human disturbances on forest ecosystems. The Program Assistant works closely with the Forest Administrator in organizing the various educational components to the summer program. S/he lives with the students in Fisher House, providing the information, advising, support and discipline required to create a hospitable academic environment. Duties: Assist with two-day student orientation, June 1-2, 2004; Coordinate weekly evening workshops and seminars; Hold weekly house meetings; Organize student committees (recycling, graduate school, social, etc.); Inform students of Harvard Forest activities, policies, and expectations; Organize and supervise two-day field trip to IES in Millbrook, NY for career workshops Organize Summer Student Symposium in mid-August Work with Forest Administrator to resolve student issues. Required: Excellent listening, negotiation, organizational, and problem solving skills required Strong writing, organizational, telephone, and computer skills Work independently with moderate supervision Comfortable with performing a variety of tasks simultaneously Previous experience working with ethnically and culturally diverse population preferred. Compensation at $12/hour plus room and full board. 40 hours per week for 14 weeks. Temporary position from May 19 to August 27, 2004. The Assistants have private rooms, office space with computer and access to Forest vehicles. The position is flexible and accommodations for a variety of situations are possible. Application: Please send a cover letter, resume and up to three letters of recommendation to the address below. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. For questions, please contact: Edythe Ellin (978-724-3302, Posted: 1/14/04.

Hawaii National Park: Field Research Interns (12 positions) needed, Jan. 5 to mid June, 2004, to conduct research on avian demography and disease in Hawaii. The Biocomplexity of Avian Disease project is a 5-year NSF-funded research program. Field Research Interns will conduct field work at 9 sites from sea level to 6,000 ft elevation on the eastern slope of Mauna Loa Volcano, Hawaii. Field sites range from extremely hot and dry to extremely wet, muddy, and rainy. Field work will consist primarily of mist-netting and banding forest birds and collecting data on plant phenology and vegetation structure. Some computer data entry is also required. Work schedule and duties will vary during the course of the internship. Applicants must be in excellent physical condition, able to walk long distances over rugged, uneven terrain, work in remote locations (field research interns may be required to camp for up to 9 days at a time), live and work in close proximity with other volunteers, and be U.S. citizens. Desirable Qualifications: undergraduate coursework in ecology, ornithology, or wildlife biology, and prior experience mistnetting, handling, and identifying forest birds. Food and laundry stipend of $400 per month, dormitory-style housing, field equipment, and field training are provided; interns must provide their own airfare to Hilo, Hawaii. Days start early and field work may be demanding, but schedule provides ample time for relaxation and exploring Hawaii. Please send (preferably as a Word attachment) cover letter, resume, and names and current telephone numbers of 3 references to Patrick Hart, Email:, FAX: 808-967-8568, Kilauea Field Station, P.O. BOX 44, Hawaii National Park, HI 96718, Applications will be accepted until the positions are filled. Posted: 11/5/03.

Hudsonia Ltd.: a nonprofit environmental research institute, is seeking a field biologist/GIS specialist to carry out a natural resources GIS project in southeastern New York. Applicant must be familiar with Northeastern U.S. botany, and have demonstrated expertise with ArcView GIS. Responsibilities include gathering digital data from public sources, map analysis, stereoscopic aerial photointerpretation, onscreen habitat mapping, and field verification of habitats. Previous experience with aerial photointerpretation and with managing large GIS projects is preferred. Candidate must have personal vehicle for travel to field sites, and be able to conduct field work alone on foot year-round. Hudsonia is an Equal Opportunity Employer; minorities and women are encouraged to apply. Send letter, resume, and at least three professional or academic references (names and contact information) to: Gretchen Stevens, Hudsonia Ltd., PO Box 5000, Annandale, NY 12504, or e-mail to Closing date: 26 March 2004, or when position is filled. Posted: 3/1/04.

Institute of Ecosystem Studies: Project/Research Assistant, Full-time, lasting for a period of three to five months, with possibility of extension. Starting and ending dates are flexible, but prefer candidate who can start June 2004. Duties: Coordinate and carry out research that investigates the effects of grassland plants on soils. Duties include laboratory analyses of plant and soil samples, setup and maintenance of greenhouse experiments, field sampling of plants and soils, and data entry. Position requires ability to work independently, good organizational ability, and close attention to detail. Background: Bachelor’s degree in environmental science, biology, or related field. Previous research experience is preferred. Closing Date: June 11, 2004 or when position is filled. Originator: Dr. Valerie T. Eviner. To Apply: Send cover letter with resume and the names and telephone numbers of three professional references to: AnneMarie Andrews, Manager of Human Resources, Institute of Ecosystem Studies, Job Ref. #02011, P.O. Box AB, Millbrook, NY 12545. E-mail: Posted: 5/25/04.

Institute of Ecosystem Studies: Full time, temporary (approximately 1 March to 1 June 2004) Project Assistant is needed for a project studying the impacts of forest fragmentation on amphibian communities in the northeastern U.S. PA will work in small teams conducting amphibian surveys in forest fragments. Base location is the Institute of Ecosystem Studies in Millbrook, NY, but field sites include NY, NJ and CT. Experience with identifying northeastern amphibians and knowledge of northeastern forest ecology are highly desirable. Prior field ecology experience, strong work ethic, meticulousness, and ability to work both independently and in small teams, are required. Every attempt is made to make this project a learning experience, particularly with regard to the interface between community ecology and infectious disease. Closing date for applications is Feb. 20, 2004. To apply, please email a brief cover letter, a resume, and the names and full contact information (including email addresses) for three professional references to: Richard S. Ostfeld, Ph.D., C/O Jessica Greenstein, Manager of Human Resources, Institute of Ecosystem Studies, Millbrook, NY 12545. Posted: 1/29/04.

Institute of Ecosystem Studies: Full time, temporary (approximately 1 May to 15 November 2004) Project Assistants (3-4) are needed for a NIH-funded project studying the impacts of vertebrate species diversity and habitat fragmentation on Lyme disease risk. PAs will work in small teams conducting vertebrate diversity assessments (live-trapping, camera-trapping, point counts for birds), vegetation analyses, deer surveys, as well as assessing abundance and infection status of tick vectors. Base location is the Institute of Ecosystem Studies in Millbrook, NY, but field sites include NY, NJ and CT. Mammal positions: Experience with small-mammal live-trapping and knowledge of northeastern forest ecology are highly desirable. Bird positions: Experience with identifying northeastern songbirds via song and visual field marks and knowledge of northeastern forest ecology are highly desirable. Prior field ecology experience, strong work ethic, meticulousness, and ability to work both independently and in small teams, are required. Every attempt is made to make this project a learning experience, particularly with regard to the interface between community ecology and infectious disease. Closing date for applications is Feb. 27, 2004. To apply, please email a brief cover letter, a resume, and the names and full contact information (including email addresses) for three professional references to: Richard S. Ostfeld, Ph.D., C/O Jessica Greenstein, Manager of Human Resources, Institute of Ecosystem Studies, Millbrook, NY 12545. Posted: 1/29/04.

Iowa Department of Natural Resources: Wind Farm Research Assistants (3) needed to study the impacts of a recently constructed wind farm on birds and bats near Lake Mills in northern Iowa. This study will assess bird and bat use of the wind farm and similar surrounding habitat, as well as bird and bat mortality resulting from collisions with the turbines. Duties include monitoring bird and bat use at turbine and non-turbine sites and searching for evidence of bird collisions under towers. Employment will be through the Iowa Dept. of Natural Resources from March 9 – June 17, 2004, with the possibility of extended employment through November, 2004. Applicant should have 2 years of college, majoring in wildlife ecology or related subject, and good bird identification skills. Applicant must be physically fit, willing to work weekends and odd hours (including early AM and late PM), and possess a valid driver’s license. Pay is $9.35/hour, 40 hours/week, plus travel expenses. Housing is provided. Send resume by February 20, 2004, to: Guy Zenner, Iowa Dept. of Natural Resources, 1203 N. Shore Drive, Clear Lake, IA 50428. Fax 515/357-5523. Phone: 515/357-3517. You may also send a resume as a text or Microsoft Word document (via e-mail) to Posted: 9/15/03, revised: 1/23/04.

Iowa State University: Grassland bird field technicians (3) Needed mid May-early August 2004 to collect data on habitat use and nest success of grassland birds in northwestern Iowa. Part of the fieldwork will be conducted on Spring Run, one of the largest semi-contiguous wetland-prairie complexes in Iowa. Duties include mist-netting and banding bobolinks and dickcissels, locating nests in uplands and in vegetation surrounding wetlands, conducting point counts, collecting vegetation data and assessing the abundance of snakes. All applicants must have excellent observation skills, willingness to work long hours in difficult conditions and a positive attitude. Preference will be given to applicants with experience banding passerines, identifying grassland birds and conducting point counts. Competitive salary. Housing and field vehicles provided. Apply as soon as possible. Please send a cover letter, resume and contact information for 3 references to: Embere Hall, Iowa State University, Natural Resource Ecology and Management, 124 Science II, Ames IA 50011; (515) 294-9716; email: Posted: 2/5/04.

Jones Ecological Research Center: temporary Hourly Research Worker. This position will begin in March 2004 and run through June. On-site housing is provided on a limited basis, but is optional. This position will assist with all aspects of ongoing research projects that include a variety of field and lab-based work. The employee will assist in conducting studies of longleaf pine seedling demography and restoration of longleaf pine ecosystems. Specific duties include: plot layout, vegetation data collection, application of experimental fire treatments, hemispherical photography, data entry into computer spreadsheets and other related tasks as necessary. This position will report directly to the Lead Technician. Requirements: Ability to conduct moderate physical activity in the field under a variety of weather conditions (i.e. heat, high humidity), and independently follow instructions is required. Computer and laboratory-related experience is preferable. Qualifications: B.S. degree or coursework in biology, botany, forestry, plant ecology or a related field. Experience with plant identification is beneficial. Wages: $7.00 per hour (limited housing available) $8.00 per hour (without housing). Send cover letter, resume, list of pertinent botany/ecology/forestry courses and list of at least three references with contact information to: Cindy Craft, Joseph Jones Ecological Research Center, Forest Ecology III Hourly Worker, Route 2 Box 2324, Newton, GA 39870-9651; FAX to (229)734-6650 or send via email to For specific questions concerning this position please contact Closing date for applications is March 31, 2004. Posted: 3/12/04.

Jones Ecological Research Center: The herpetology lab seeks an hourly field assistant for six months. Primary duties involve assisting with ongoing field studies including rare amphibian monitoring, population ecology of gopher tortoises and snakes, and map turtle foraging ecology. Additional responsibilities will include data entry, listening to Frog Logger recordings, and general lab and field site maintenance. Qualifications include a Bachelor of Science degree from an accredited university with coursework in herpetology, ecology, and conservation biology. Previous experience with GPS technology, snake handling, and snorkeling is preferred. Relevant work experience and/or coursework with southeastern herpetofauna (especially identifying frog calls) is a big plus. The successful applicant must be willing to work in a team setting often under physically demanding conditions (including hot, humid, and buggy conditions). This position is set to begin in January 2004. Applications must include a Cover Letter (detailing the applicants qualifications and interest), Resume, and Contact Information for at least Three References. Visit our website for position details ( or contact: Chris K. Borg ( Posted: 11/14/03.

Kenai National Wildlife Refuge: We have an opening for a permanent seasonal Biological Science Technician (Wildlife) GS-0404-5/6/7. Please see the announcement and details at Search for FWS7-NWR-2004-0068 (Open to the public) and FWS7-NWR-2004-0072 (Open to status applicants). Closing date: 07-09-2004. For more information on the refuge, see Posted: 6/29/04.

Louisiana State University: Research Associate. This is a grant-funded position through September 30, 2005. Extension beyond this date depends on continuation of funds. Location: Baton Rouge, LA. Occasional overnight travel to research sites is required. Sometimes extended travel is required. Qualifications: Applicant must hold a M.S. in forestry, forest ecology, soils, or other closely related degree. Must have experience in collecting basic forestry measurements, and working knowledge of data management and analysis skills in SAS using personal computers. Evidence of organizational and supervisory skills desirable, as well as prior experience in elemental analyses of soil and plant tissue. Nature Of Work: This position provides laboratory and field support and basic project management for a research cooperative named Cooperative Research in Sustainable Silviculture and Site Productivity. This position will be responsible for data and sample collection in the field either with personal visits to the sites or by making arrangements with industry coop members. This position will also be responsible for sample processing and measurements in the laboratory as well as maintenance and calibration of laboratory equipment. Responsibilities also include data management, assisting in the preparation of annual reports and making arrangements for the annual meeting. Position supervises various temporary workers. Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. Benefits included. Date Available: Upon completion of the interview process. Duration of employment is dependent upon funding. Deadline: December 1, 2003 or until a suitable applicant is found. Application: Send resume, copies of academic transcripts showing graduate and undergraduate degrees, and three letters of reference to: Dr. Thomas J. Dean, School of Renewable Natural Resources, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70803. Phone: 225-578-4216; Fax: 255-578-4227; Posted: 10/30/03.

Macalester College: Laboratory Instructor (Physiology & Ecology), Biology Department. Full-time, 12 months. This staff position will support the teaching and research of Macalester students. This will be accomplished primarily through assisting in the development and instruction of labs associated with physiology and ecology, but will also involve working with faculty and students on research during the summer months. A second purpose of the job is to live and maintain security at the Ordway field station. Qualifications: 1. B.A. in Biology, Master's degree in the area of eco-physiology preferred but not required if candidate possesses post-baccalaureate research experience in this area. 2. Experience teaching at the college level desired. 3. Experience working with computers and electronics in a laboratory and field research setting, particularly with data acquisition systems such as LabView and MacLab. 4. Must be willing and able to assist faculty in both animal and plant physiology labs. 5. Strong interest in undergraduate teaching and facilitating undergraduate research in a liberal arts setting. Essential Functions: 1. Work with faculty in developing and teaching physiology laboratories, including some with a field component. 2. Assist faculty in teaching ecology laboratories. 3. Manage the department web site. 4. During the summer months, work with faculty and students on research activities. 5. Reside and maintain security at the Ordway field station. 6. Supervise student employees. Interested applicants send cover letter, resume and references to: Human Resources, Macalester College, 1600 Grand Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55105 or fax to 651-696-6612 or email Priority will be given to resumes received by 3/30/04. Must be authorized to work in the US upon employment start date. Posted: 3/8/04.

Marine Biological Laboratory: A full-time position (Research Assistant I [RAI GNMP]) is available at the Ecosystems Center with shared duties 6 months as a Teaching Assistant (TA) in the Semester in Environmental Science (SES) for undergraduates and 6 months as a Research Assistant (RA) working on the Groundwater Nitrogen Mitigation Project, an innovative approach to improving water quality in nitrogen sensitive coastal ponds. This position will begin August 15, 2004 and is funded through December 31, 2006. For more information, see the full job ad. Posted: 6/11/04.

Marine Biological Laboratory: The Ecosystems Center is seeking applicants for summer field assistant positions on an on-going ecological research project. These positions will be located at the Toolik Field Station in Alaska. (1) Streams Summer FA: The successful candidate will participate in research on arctic tundra stream ecosystems at Toolik Field Station in northern Alaska. Duties will include monitoring physical parameters in streams, collection and analysis of water samples, benthic samples and juvenile and adult fish. Previous chemistry experience a plus. (2) Lakes Summer FA: The successful candidate will participate in research on a series of lakes at Toolik. Duties will include taking physical and chemical measurements in lakes, and collection and analysis of water samples. Previous chemistry experience a plus. (3) Land-Water Summer FA: The successful candidate will participate in research on a tussock watershed at Toolik. Duties will include measurement of carbon and nutrient flux from streams, lakes and terrestrial ecosystems. (4) Terrestrial Summer FA: The successful candidate will participate in research on tundra ecosystems. Duties include precipitation and weather data, collection, sampling and processing plant and soil samples. Required: Applicants should be recent college graduates, (BS or MS) with significant course work and/or field experience in ecology. Some background in terrestrial ecology, soil science, aquatic ecology, hydrology, chemistry, fish ecology and/or ecosystems ecology preferred. Applicants should be in good health, capable of rigorous physical activity (e.g., working long hours outside in potentially severe weather, carrying >40 pound pack across uneven terrain, hiking many miles per day across tundra) and be 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. Applicants should be available for travel by early June 2004 and should be able to remain in Alaska until at least through August, 2004. Travel and living expenses will be paid in addition to a salary. To Apply: Please send a resume, copy of transcripts, names, addresses, telephone number and email address (if available) of 3 references to: marine Biological laboratory, Attn: Human Resources, reference code [SFA ECO], 7 MBL Street, Woods Hole, MA 02543; phone: 508-289-7422; e-mail to: Posted: 4/14/04.

Marine Biological Laboratory: The Ecosystems Center is accepting applications for a full-time year round Research Assistant I or II for the TIDE project. Duties include participating in a large scale field experiment to determine the interactive effects of nutrients and trophic structure on salt marsh ecosystems. We will follow the effects of additional nutrients and the removal of the mummichog on the salt marsh food web and nutrient cycles. The successful candidate will be expected to take leadership roles in executing the experiments, coordinating logistics in the field and in monitoring some aspects of the ecosystem response to the manipulations, participating in field and laboratory measurements of chemistry and biology and processing and analyzing project data. Frequent contact with the public, government agencies, boards and committees will be required. The successful applicant will work as part of a large multi-disciplinary team consisting of PIs, post-docs, graduate students and other research assistants and gain broad experience through field and laboratory work across interdisciplinary fields including biology, chemistry and physical oceanography. Education/Experience: BS or MS degree in Ecology, Biology, Chemistry, Ecology or Marine Biology and at least one year experience in a related field. Attention to detail, strong organization skills, ability to work as a member of a team and the ability to communicate positively with the public are required. Experience with database management, statistical programs and scientific writing are a plus. This position requires moderately strenuous fieldwork (lifting, bending, carrying heavy equipment and walking through waist high marine waters and marsh) in marine environments, primarily intertidal settings under variable weather conditions. Ability to work with vertebrate and invertebrate animals and hazardous/harsh chemicals in the laboratory is needed. Irregular hours may include weekend, early morning or late evening. Successful candidate will be expected to spend extended time at the field site in Plum Island Sound (3 hours from Woods Hole). Apply to, please submit a cover letter, resume, transcripts and the names, addresses, telephone number and email addresses of 4 references to: Marine Biological Laboratory, ATTN: Human Resources reference code [RAI II TIDE], 7 MBL Street, Woods Hole, MA 02543-1015, email Posted: 3/1/04.

Marine Biological Laboratory: The Ecosystems Center is accepting applications for a full-time, year round Research Assistant I to work on a NSF funded project investigating the physiological and molecular diversity of atmospheric methane oxidizers in forest soils. This position is dependent upon grand funding and is currently funded through March, 2005. The successful candidate will work with a team performing field and laboratory incubations of control and nitrogen amended forest soils collected from Harvard Forest LTER site. She/he will work with the lead PI to oversee and coordinate activities with cooperating investigators on the project. Responsibilities will include field measurements, initiation and maintenance of laboratory experiments on CH4 uptake kinetics, CH4 enrichment and starvation, physiological inhibitors, enzymological characteristics and preparation of samples for molecular studies. Education/Experience: A bachelors degree in ecological science or environmental chemistry. The successful candidate should have strong computer and writing skills, attention to detail and some previous independent research experience. To Apply, please submit a cover letter describing how this position addressees your long-term goals, a curriculum vitae, college transcript and the names and addresses (postal and email) and telephone numbers of three people willing to provide a recommendation for you to: Marine Biological Laboratory, ATTN: Human Resources reference code [RAI PMD], 7 MBL Street, Woods Hole, MA 02543-1015, email Posted: 3/1/04.

Michigan State University: We are seeking 2 full time research technicians with interests in forest ecology, forest health, or urban forestry. The pay is $9 per hour, 40 hours per week from May 10 through the end of August 2004. The work is based out of MSU's main campus, in East Lansing MI. The person(s) hired for this position will assist project managers conducting a forest inventory project; mapping the spatial distribution and abundance of trees in the diverse landscape of southern, lower Michigan. Major responsibilities will include working outdoors in all weather conditions, measuring trees, tree species identification and data management. Candidates with prior experience in forest measurements and botanical surveys will be preferred. Knowledge (identification) of eastern US tree species is a must. Also, must have a valid driver's license. Candidates interested should contact Dr. David MacFarlane, email:, telephone: (517) 355-2399. Posted: 4/9/04.

Michigan State University: We need one-three forest ecology field technicians to work starting immediately and ending December 2003. There will be the possibility of one or two field technicians advancing to a more supervisory role and continuing or the duration of the USDA funded project (4 1/2 years). Preference will be given to applicants at or near completion of a degree in Biology, Natural Resources, or similar fields and with experience and/or a keen interest in field research, data collection, data management, and working outdoors. Starting pay is $8.50/hr, and housing will be included. The project is in the Manistee National Forest in northwestern, Lower Michigan. The project goal is to quantify the mechanisms controlling the dynamics of broad-leaved tree regeneration in red pine plantations, with a focus on seed dispersal, and substrate and resource limitations to seedling establishment and recruitment. Information from this project will be used to 1) advance basic understanding of the mechanisms underlying forest dynamics and 2) identify potential management practices for achieving a range of vegetation dynamics trajectories of interest to resource managers. Please send a resume, with contact information for three references to: Mike Walters (, office:517-355-1762, fax: 517-432-1143. Posted: 8/28/03.

Missouri Department of Conservation: Nine Resource Scientist positions at the following locations: Resource Scientist (Bottomland Forest Ecologist) Job #2004-42 Position located in Puxico. Resource Scientist (Wetland Ecologist) Job #2004-43 Position located in Puxico. Resource Scientist (Contaminants/Water Quality) Job #2004-44 Position located in Columbia Resource Scientist (Stream Community Ecologist) Job #2004-45 Position located in West Plains. Resource Scientist (Sportfish Population Ecologist) Job #2004-46 Position located in West Plains. Resource Scientist (Forest Community Ecologist) Job #2004-47 Position located in West Plains. Resource Scientist (Grassland Botanist) Job #2004-48 Position located in Clinton. Resource Scientist (Grassland Community Ecologist) Job #2004-49 Position located in Clinton. Resource Scientist (Hydrologist) Job #2004-50 Position located in Kirksville. Closing Date: April 23, 2004 for all positions. For an application and job descriptions, see Posted: 4/7/04.

Missouri Department of Conservation: Naturalist at the Rockwoods Reservation in Glencoe, MO. Beginning salary will be $28,824 - $31,140 depending on qualifications. See the full job ad for duties and responsibilities. Qualifications: Bachelor's Degree with one year interpretation and/or teaching experience. For an application, visit Closing Date: August 15, 2003. Posted: 8/1/03.

[position filled] Montana State University: We are looking to hire a hard-working individual to join a research project conducting songbird point counts in the Oregon Cascades. We will be visiting approximately 30 sites scattered across the western Cascades outside of Eugene, Oregon. A typical day will start with a point count at sunrise followed by vegetation sampling and then entry of the days data. We are looking for an aspiring biologist with strong outdoor skills and basic birding skills. We will be doing a lot of training in the field for this project in the first two weeks. The project is funded by Montana State University and will examine bird diversity across different forest types across the Pacific Northwest. The project runs from May 15th, 2004-August 15th 2004. We will provide an apartment, vehicles and all equipment. The position pays $1,300 a month plus living expenses. If your interested in this great project contact: Dave McWethy at: Posted: 4/29/04.

Montana State University: Associate Director for Education of the Big Sky Institute. Duties and Responsibilities: The Associate Director of Education is responsible for the development and management of BSI's portfolio of educational products that target a variety of audiences. Required Qualifications: 1. Bachelors degree; 2. Significant level of relevant professional experience; 3. A record of excellence in science outreach, OR science educational program development and management; 4. Demonstrated success in fund raising and in securing extramural support. Screening of applications will begin October 15, 2003 and continue until the position is filled. See the full job ad for application procedure and more information. Posted: 9/30/03.

National Park Service: Seasonal Biotechnician Positions, Missouri. GS-05-01 Biological Science Technician $12.24/hour. GS-07-01 Biological Science Technician $15.16/hour. Apply on-line at (Position announcements open February 2 and close February 13). The Heartland Network and Prairie Cluster Prototype Inventory and Monitoring Program of the National Park Service conducts long-term ecological monitoring in seventeen National Parks within the Midwest region. The parks are geographically dispersed from western Nebraska to eastern Ohio and from southern Minnesota to southern Arkansas. The program will be recruiting seasonal biotechnicians to assist professional botanists and ecologists in conducting plant community monitoring, rare plant and animal monitoring, water quality monitoring and grassland bird monitoring. As part of the field crew, the technicians will gain experience in plant community ecology, endangered species monitoring, vegetation restoration and management, invasive plant monitoring, grassland bird ecology, prairie stream ecology, water quality assessment, GIS and remote sensing applications and data management. The bio-technicians will be duty stationed at Wilson's Creek National Battlefield in Republic, MO. No park housing is available, but affordable housing is available in nearby Springfield. Qualified candidates are encouraged to apply for all or several of the positions. The term of the positions will be up to six months, beginning approximately in mid-May. The positions require extensive travel, hiking and backpacking in rough terrain and exposure to difficult field conditions (high heat/humidity, biting insects and poisonous snakes). For more information contact Alicia Sasseen (x 270) or David Peitz (x 276) at Wilson's Creek National Battlefield, Prairie Cluster LTEM, 6424 W. Farm Road 182, Republic, MO 65738 417-732-6438. Posted: 1/28/04.

National Park Service: The Heartland Network and Prairie Cluster Prototype Programs of the National Park Service seek a Botanist for the Inventory and Monitoring Program. This is a permanent, full-time position (GS-9/11), with an annual salary between $38,936 - $61,248 depending on qualifications. The incumbent will be an employee of Wilson's Creek National Battlefield in Republic, MO. The park is located 12 miles from Springfield MO, the third largest city of the state, offering numerous health, university and cultural amenities, and an inexpensive cost of living. Extensive travel and work in hot, humid weather is expected. The Botanist is an essential member of the monitoring team and serves as the vascular plant taxonomic expert of the program. The Botanist is responsible for accurate field identification of vascular plants across the program's range. The Botanist will develop, refine and implement plant community, exotic plant and T&E species monitoring protocols. In doing so, they will utilize statistically credible sampling schemes, supervise a seasonal staff of biotechnicians and frequently lead field trips. The Botanist will be responsible for annual data summary and long-term trend analysis, as well as report writing. The Botanist is expected to collaborate with peers, contribute to service-wide projects, and participate in meetings and symposia. Minimum requirements include: - U.S. citizenship and valid driver's license. - Successful completion of a full 4-year course of study in an accredited college or university leading to a bachelor's or higher degree that included the study of botany and or plant science - OR - a combination of education and experience with courses equivalent to a major, as above, plus appropriate experience or additional education. How to apply: The position is open through 8 March 2004. Application forms and detailed application instructions are available at the USAJobs web site (vacancy announcement CK187721CB). Carefully follow instructions in the job announcement; written responses to the Knowledge Skills and Abilities questions are required. Posted: 2/19/04.

National Park Service: The National Capital Region Network of the NPS seeks a Data Manager for the Inventory and Monitoring Program. The Network encompasses 11 parks in the greater metropolitan Washington, DC area, extending into Maryland, West Virginia, and Virginia. This is a permanent, full-time position (GS-9/11), with an annual salary between $40,044-$62,991, depending on qualifications. The position will be duty stationed at the Center for Urban Ecology in Washington DC. Application forms and detailed application instructions are available at the USAJobs web site (vacancy announcement 20062317). Closes: 29 December 2003. Posted: 12/16/03.

National Park Service: Botanist and Biologist-Data Manager. The NPS has initiated a service-wide, network-based natural resource inventory and monitoring program to address the lack of credible scientific information available to parks. The purpose of the program is to design and implement long-term ecological monitoring and provide information for park managers to evaluate the integrity of park ecosystems and better understand ecosystem processes. The Heartland Network and Prairie Cluster Prototype Inventory and Monitoring (I&M) Program is composed of fifteen parks in eight Midwestern states. The program is currently recruiting for two vacancies. Botanist - vacancy announcement number CK183661CB at USAjobs. The Botanist is an essential member of the monitoring team and serves as the vascular plant taxonomic expert of the program. The Botanist is responsible for accurate field identification of vascular plants across the program's range. The Botanist will develop, refine and implement plant community, exotic plant and T&E species monitoring protocols. In doing so, they will utilize statistically credible sampling schemes, supervise a seasonal staff of biotechnicians and frequently lead field trips. The Botanist will be responsible for annual data summary and long-term trend analysis, as well as report writing. The Botanist is expected to collaborate with peers, contribute to service-wide projects, and participate in meetings and symposia. Biologist-Data Manager - vacancy announcement number CK183659EV at USAjobs. The success of the I&M program depends on a well-designed and secure data management system that integrates biological data from multiple disciplines. The data management system must be easily accessible to all parks and relevant to park biological information needs. The Data Manager is responsible for assuring high quality, accessible data through the design of integrated databases and database tools, and through written policy and procedures. Knowledge of the principles of relational database design and software programming are essential for this position. More info: Mike DeBacker, Ecologist-Program Coordinator (Mike_DeBacker@NPS.GOV, 417-732-6438 x 269). Deadline: 1/2/2004. Posted: 12/9/03.

The Nature Conservancy: (1) Assistants needed for a study of bird communities in mountain meadows of the Sierra Nevada near Truckee, California. Jobs include: Project Administrator, 1 May – September 2004. Salary includes housing and a monthly stipend ranging from $1500-$2000 depending upon experience. Duties include censuses (point counts), demographic monitoring (nest monitoring and/or constant effort mist netting), habitat assessment, data entry & management, and administrative oversight of grants, housing, payroll, and project vehicles. The successful applicant will have: 1) at least two seasons of previous avian field work experience, 2) bird banding certification or evidence of substantial mist-netting and bird banding expertise, 3) proficiency in identification of western birds in the field, 4) demonstrable data management skills (e.g. Access, Excel, statistical software), and 5) the motivation and desire to spend long hours in the field under uncomfortable conditions. Field Crew Leader, 1 May- September 2004. Salary includes housing and a monthly stipend ranging from $1300-$1800 depending upon experience. Duties will include censuses (point counts), demographic monitoring (nest monitoring and/or constant effort mist netting), habitat assessment, training & supervision of field crew, and data entry & management. The successful applicant will have: 1) at least one season of previous field work experience, 2) proficiency in identification of western birds in the field, 3) evidence of strong human resource management skills, and 4) the motivation and willingness to spend long hours in the field under uncomfortable conditions. Field Assistants, 15 May – September 2004. Salary includes housing and a monthly stipend ranging from $1000-$1500 depending upon experience. Duties will censuses (point counts), demographic monitoring (nest monitoring and/or constant effort mist netting), habitat assessment, and data entry. The successful applicant will have: 1) proficiency in identification of western birds in the field, 2) prior bird-banding and/or nest-finding experience, and 3) the motivation and willingness to spend long hours in the field under uncomfortable conditions. Preference in hiring will be given to applicants who express a genuine interest in pursuing a program of graduate study in some area of field biology. Interested candidates should send a cover letter describing the applicant’s qualifications, a copy of curriculum vitae, and contact information for three references by 30 January 2004 to: Dr. Mark D. Reynolds, The Nature Conservancy, 201 Mission Street, 4th Floor, San Francisco, CA 94105 or
(2) Assistants needed for a study of conservation of bird communities in oak woodlands and vineyard landscapes of Sonoma and Napa counties of Northern California. Field Crew Leader, 15 March – 30 June 2004. Monthly stipend ranging from $1300-$1800 depending upon experience. Duties will include censuses (point counts), demographic monitoring (nest monitoring and/or constant effort mist netting), habitat assessment, training & supervision of field crew, and data entry & management. The successful applicant will have: 1) at least one season of previous field work experience, 2) proficiency in identification of western birds in the field, 3) evidence of strong human resource management skills, and 4) the motivation and willingness to spend long hours in the field under uncomfortable conditions. Field Assistants, 15 March – 30 June 2004. Monthly stipend ranging from $1000-$1500 depending upon experience. Duties will censuses (point counts), demographic monitoring (nest monitoring and/or constant effort mist netting), habitat assessment, and data entry. The successful applicant will have: 1) proficiency in identification of western birds in the field, 2) experience in vegetation and habitat assessment, and 3) the motivation and willingness to spend long hours in the field under uncomfortable conditions. Interested candidates should send a cover letter describing the applicant’s qualifications, a copy of curriculum vitae, and contact information for three references by 30 January 2004 to: Dr. Mark D. Reynolds, The Nature Conservancy, 201 Mission Street, 4th Floor, San Francisco, CA 94105 or Posted: 1/5/04.

The Nature Conservancy: in cooperation with the Department of Defense, we are conducting research on two federally endangered neotropical migrants, the golden-cheeked Warbler and the black-capped Vireo. The Vegetation Ecologist is responsible for monitoring vegetation, vegetation mapping and planning and implementing habitat management activities related to the conservation of these two endangered species. Primary responsibilities include landscape-scale planning for endangered species habitat in an ecosystem management context, monitoring vegetation response to management actions and wildfire, planning and implementing vegetation mapping projects, planning and/or managing habitat management activities, designing and preparation of scientific reports and professional journal publications. Master’s degree required. For more information, see the full job ad. Posted: 11/26/03.

Northern Arizona University: The Ecological Restoration Institute is currently looking a lab manager for its Dendrochronology Lab. To apply, see the full job ad. For more info, contact Mark Daniels (, 928-523-5163)(please do not send applications or resumes to Mark). Posted: 12/15/03.

New Mexico State University: One energetic, competent field technician ($22,675.56/year, no benefits) is needed to assist Jornada Experimental Range scientists with research and monitoring projects. These projects relate to ecologically-based monitoring systems for arid and semi-arid lands and resistance and resilience of soil and vegetation to disturbance. Work will involve conducting rainfall simulation experiments, and assisting with other field experiments involving soil and vegetation measurements. Study sites are located in southern New Mexico, Nevada 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 month 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. Position will also include laboratory work (primarily for soil physical properties and some simple soil chemistry), data entry and data manipulation. Responsibilities: Positions involve up to 50% of the time in the field sampling vegetation and soils and running rainfall simulation on small plots. Positions 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 experience are desirable, but not required. · Chemistry lab experience, or equivalent, required. · Experience processing large numbers of lab (soil) samples highly 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. Approximate start date is June 1st. Position continues to August 31st, with possible extension contingent upon funding and performance. Deadline: May 7, 2004 or until filled. To Apply: Please send cover letter, resume and contact information (name, position, phone, e-mail and mailing address) for 3 references to: Laura Burkett 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. Posted: 4/29/04.

New Mexico State University: We have an immediate opening for a full-time 1 yr senior research assistant position based at the Jornada Experimental Range in Las Cruces, NM. Extension is contingent upon funding. The salary will be $26,068 with benefits. Applicants should have a B.S. or M.S. degree and experience in field ecology, preferably in deserts. Offer of employment is contingent upon verification of individual's eligibility of employment in the United States. This position is to part of a large research group studying grass-shrub interactions in the Chihuahuan Desert. Primary focus is to examine biotic and abiotic constraints on the recovery of grasses following shrub invasion, and to determine the conditions that allow grass persistence. Position will involve up to 50% of the time in the field sampling vegetation, soils, and small animals. Position will also involve up to 50% of the time indoors processing samples, and entering, analyzing, and displaying data in software packages. Work will be performed near Las Cruces at the Jornada LTER and at the Sevilleta LTER in central NM. Qualifications: Knowledge of grasslands and shrublands preferred. Demonstrated botanical expertise (including grasses) in other ecosystems and willingness to learn local flora may be substituted. Prefer previous field experience. GIS, GPS, and lab experience are desirable. Experience with Excel, Arcview, and Powerpoint highly desirable, but not required. Valid U.S. Drivers License and good driving record are required. Ability to work independently and with others required. Please send a letter of application, transcripts, resume or CV including the names and contact information of three references by November 7, 2003 to: Dr. Debra Peters, Jornada Experimental Range, Box 30003, MSC 3JER, NMSU, Las Cruces, NM 88003-0003. Email: Posted: 10/24/03.

New Mexico State University: Jornada Basin LTER, Research Assistant, Grade-15. Start Date: June 1, 2004. Salary: $23,904 plus benefits. Continued employment contingent upon federal funding. A Bachelor's degree in field of research applicable to the position and driver's license are required. Preferred qualifications include practical experience with electrical and mechanical maintenance of climate and hydrology instruments, research-related field experience with identification of plants and use of dichotomous keys, knowledge of Chihuahuan Desert flora and fauna, field experience with small mammals and reptiles, skill in the use of hand and power tools, and skill in programming Campbell Scientific dataloggers. For full job description, contact John Anderson (see below). To apply, submit letter of application, resume, 3 letters of reference and any supportive materials (i.e., publications) by April 26. 2004. 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, USDA-ARS Jornada Experimental Range, P.O. Box 30003, MSC 3JER, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, NM 88003-0001. email:, voice: 505-646-5818, fax: 505-646-5889. Posted: 10/22/03, revised: 4/15/04.

[position filled] North Carolina State University: A permanent, full-time research technician position in plant physiological ecology or remote sensing is available immediately in the Department of Botany. The individual will collect, manage and analyze experimental and/or remote sensing data, assist in design and setup of experiments, and help manage laboratory facilities and activities. We prefer an individual with a MS or BS with relevant research experience in remote sensing and/or plant ecological physiology and with strong writing, computer and organizational skills. Salary range: $30,015-$41,569. Position will remain open until filled. For application procedures see the NCSU employment webpage, position number 62284. For additional information, contact Bill Hoffmann ( Closing date: 7/26/04. Posted: 6/28/04.

Ohio State University: Bat Research Technician, Chicago, IL. The Lake County Forest District is leading an aggressive movement to restore greenways in its urban environments. They have purchased and are currently restoring approximately 25,000 acres of forested areas by removing invasive species, reseeding, burning, and reforesting. Bats in these regions will be surveyed and monitored to determine if their foraging activities increase in the restored habitats. This is a great opportunity to see various types of restoration methods and to witness a healthy collaboration between man and nature. For more information about the field area, please visit Work will include mist-netting, Anabat placement, vegetative sampling, and data entry. Radio-telemetry may be included. Qualifications: Successful candidates will have a strong enthusiasm for working with bats and with the public. Applicant must be willing to work late into the evenings and have a high tolerance for insects. Previous mist-netting, Anabat, and data collection experience a plus. Salary: $9.63-$10.85/hr. Benefits: Housing at reduced cost ($100/month): Alternative free housing may be available. Starting Date: June 15, 2004 (flexible). Job Ends: September 15, 2004 (flexible). Last Date to Apply: April 1, 2004. Please send cover letter, resume, and 3 references with contact information including email addresses. Electronic submission is acceptable. Contact: Debbie Scott, Ohio State University, School of Natural Resources, 210 Kottman Hall, 2021 Coffey Road, Columbus, OH 43210. (614) 209-7249, Posted: 3/16/04.

Oregon State University: BioScience Research Tech 1: Silviculture, June 28 – September 17, 2004, $10.00/hour. This research covers the initial steps in the development of tree volume equations for red alder. The principal tasks revolve around the collection of data on stem and tree characteristics from 10 to 15 years old alder growing in plantations in western Oregon and Washington. This position is nearly 100% fieldwork but may have a computer-based phase at the end of the season if data collection goes well. Average of 40 hours per week. The field sites are accessible from roads though terrain can be rough. Most field sites in Oregon are within commuting distance of Corvallis. Washington field sites will involve overnight travel and returning to Corvallis for the weekend. Duties: Locating study plots from maps and written descriptions, selecting study trees based on selection criteria, felling (chainsaw) and sectioning trees, measuring stem and tree characteristics, and entering data on data sheets and in a data logger. Skills required are familiarity with research protocols and quality control, map reading, chainsaw use (one member of team), data loggers, Excel, and simple measurement tools. Qualifications: Applicants must be motivated to learn, willing to work outdoors under variable weather conditions, able to hike over steep terrain, and capable of staying focused and precise in work. Previous experience or education in forestry, botany, ecology, or scientific research is preferred. To apply: Applications will be accepted until June 23, 2004 or until the position is filled. Please be specific about your qualifications as they pertain to the job description and desired skills. Send letter of interest, resume and list of three references (including name, address, telephone & e-mail address) to: David Hibbs, Department of Forest Science, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR 97331-5752. The three documents can also be attached to email. ( Posted: 6/14/04.

Oregon State University: This research will look at fire severity in riparian forests compared to adjacent uplands in recently burned areas of southwest Oregon. We will be collecting data on vegetation, topography and fire effects. Sample sites may be at a considerable distance from the road. Terrain may be rugged. Study sites will be spread across southwest Oregon, so nights will often be spent away from Corvallis. We will return to Corvallis for weekends. Work will average 40 hours per week. Work will involve identification of trees and shrubs and data collection on vegetation attributes, topography, and fire effects. Precision in data collection and attention to detail are required. Applicants must be motivated to learn, willing to work outdoors under variable weather conditions, and willing and able to hike over steep terrain. Camping will be required on some nights. Qualifications: Previous field experience in plant ecological studies is required. Experience or education in forestry, botany or ecology and an ability to identify trees and shrubs are preferred. A valid driver's license and safe driving record are required. Minimum Qualification: Bachelor of Science in forestry, ecology, or botany, or equivalent work experience. Benefits: Food will be subsidized, and housing may be provided near field sites. Salary: $10-$13/Hour, depending on qualifications. Dates: June 12-September 29, 2004. Last Date to Apply: June 11, 2004, or until position is filled. To apply: Send letter of interest, resume and list of three references (including name, address, telephone & e-mail address) to the address below. Please be specific about your qualifications as they pertain to the job description and desired skills. Electronic applications are welcome. Contact: Jessica Halofsky, 321 Richardson Hall, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR 97331-5752. (, 541-737-8491). Posted: 3/5/04.

Oregon State University: A full-time field crew position in entomology is available to assist with research on forest arthropods in the western Cascade Range of Oregon and Washington. This research includes two related studies focusing on how different patterns and levels of green-tree retention affect the abundance and guild composition of (1) litter and (2) bark-dwelling arthropods. Both studies are part of the DEMO experiment, a long-term multidisciplinary research project based at OSU, the University of Washington and the University of Oregon. Responsibilities: Installation and maintenance of insect traps, collecting of specimens and gathering of other ecological data as necessary. Qualifications: Past experience working in rugged forest terrain and a valid driver's license are essential. Experience with entomological work is preferred. We are looking for highly motivated and responsible individuals with attention to detail who are able to work long hours under demanding terrain conditions (steep slope, clearcut slash, thick vegetation) and on weekends as necessary. Housing during travel is arranged free of charge in USDA Forest Service bunkhouses with full kitchen facilities. Salary: $10.00/hr or more, based on qualifications and relevant experience. Duration: June 1 (or June 7) - September 15, 2004. Work is conducted during 3 to 4 day-long trips weekly from Corvallis, Oregon. Application Materials: (1) A cover letter indicating your interests, qualifications and dates of availability, (2) resume. To Apply: Send your application materials to Dr. Juraj ("Jay") Halaj, Cascadien, Inc., 1903 NW Lantana Dr., Corvallis, Oregon 97330-1016. If you have any questions, please contact us at or at (541) 753-6787. Posted: 5/11/04.

Oregon State University: Two field crew positions (June 21 through September 19, 2004) are available to assist in studies of upland and riparian forests in the mountains of western Oregon and Washington. The research sites range from recently disturbed areas to old-growth forests. Crew will be based at the H.J. Andrews Experimental Forest near Blue River, Oregon. Additionally, there will be a 2 week trip to the Rocky Mountain Research Station in Fraser Experimental Forest, CO. in September. Lodging is provided at H.J. Andrews, and the salary range is $9.50-12.00/hour or more, depending on experience. The application deadline is April 1, 2004. Send or email cover letter, resume, unofficial transcripts, phone and email address for 2 references to: Howard Bruner, Department of Forest Science, Oregon State University, 321 Richardson Hall, Corvallis, OR. 97331. For more information contact Howard Bruner (541 737-8520, or on our web site under opportunities. Posted: 1/21/04.

Perot Systems Government Services: Marine Ecologist (PSGST-409) Silver Spring, MD. Provides statistical and data analysis in support of marine field ecology studies relating to species and habitat interactions. Compiles data and provides reports. Bachelor's degree in Marine Ecology or a related discipline (or equivalent experience) and a minimum of 3 years experience conducting and analyzing marine ecology field studies required. Proficiency with statistical methods, habitat suitability modeling, and spatial statistics required. Experience using SAS and GIS software required. The position noted above requires access to classified information; applicants selected will be subject to a security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information. Apply online for immediate consideration. Posted: 6/11/04.

Pinellas County, Florida: Pinellas County's Department of Environmental Management, is seeking qualified applicants to fill a statistical ecologist (ES II), position within its Environmental Lands Division. This position supports plant, wildlife and land management research and monitoring occurring on a diversity of environmentally sensitive properties throughout Pinellas County, Florida, including Brooker Creek Preserve, an 8,500 acre wilderness preserve near Tarpon Springs. Duties and responsibilities: Conducts statistical analysis of population and habitat studies, including long term monitoring projects, population biology and spatial ecology; provides statistical consultation for project design and analysis for wildlife and land management projects; develops of statistical techniques to address problems specific to ecological dynamics; oversees database management; and assists with publication and presentation of data to scientific and public audiences. Qualifications: Preference will be given to applicants with academic training and experience in Statistics, Biostatistics or Biometry, Biology, Ecology, or a closely related field. Experience and course work in applied ecological statistics, parametric, multivariate and non-parametric statistics, repeated measures procedures, population biology and field ecology is preferred. Applicants should be well versed in using SAS or other related statistical software to analyze large, complex sets of data. GIS experience is helpful Persons with demonstrated ability to communicate effectively, think creatively and work as part of a team are strongly encouraged to apply. Minimum requirements: Graduation from an accredited four (4) year college or university with a major course work in physical, natural or biological science, or related field and two (2) years of professional level experience in the assigned field of environmental management or an equivalent combination of education, training, and/or experience. Some supervisory experience is desirable. Must be able to acquire and maintain a valid Florida drivers license. To qualify for an interview, applicants must first gain access to Pinellas County's ESII register. Opening of this register is expected in early September and interested parties are encouraged to monitor for posting dates, application and application directions. For additional information specific to this position and division programs, please contact Kristen M. Penney, Senior Environmental Specialist. phone: (727) 453-6931 or email: Posted: 8/22/03.

Princeton University: Field assistants needed June 1 - Aug 31, 2004 for research on forest dynamics. The general goals of the research are to quantify the effects of light and water availability on sapling growth and survival. We will visit several regions within the U.S. to capture a range of light and moisture conditions. We will work at two sites in North Carolina (one in mountains, one in piedmont) and several sites in California and Oregon. Field work will include taking fish-eye photographs to quantify understory light availability, and mapping, identifying, and measuring trees and saplings. We will carry some heavy equipment needed to raise the camera over saplings up to 15 m tall. Applicants must be in excellent physical condition, eager to work as part of a team, and eager to learn about forests. Pay is $1000/month. Travel expenses and housing are also provided. Contact Jeremy Lichstein ( To apply, send letter explaining why you are interested in the project, resume, and 2 references. Posted: 3/12/04.

Rhode Island Natural History Survey: We seek a Data Manager to develop, maintain, and analyze ecosystem and biotic data sets. Bachelor’s degree with 2-3 years’ experience in scientific data management and analysis or Master’s degree preferred. For more information visit Application deadline: 25 February 2004. To apply: Submit [as hard copy or electronically as attached MS Word documents or pdf]: cover letter, curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information (address, phone, and email) of three references to: Rhode Island Natural History Survey, Inc., 101 Coastal Institute in Kingston, 1 Greenhouse Road, University of Rhode Island, Kingston, RI 02881-0804. Email: Posted: 1/28/04.

Rice University: Two seasonal positions are available for part or all of the field season from early April through July 2003 to study the endemic senita cactus and senita moth mutualism at Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument in the Sonoran Desert in southwestern Arizona. Duties: Assist with field and laboratory studies, data collection, and data management of the specialized and co-evolved interactions between senita cacti and senita moths. Research topics include pollination behavior of moth, pollination biology of cactus, life history of moth, demography of moth and cactus, and among others, population dynamics. Qualifications: Attention to details, ability to manage multiple tasks, work independently and as a team, computer skills, and experience with MS Excel are desirable. Ability to work irregular hours under sometimes harsh hot environmental conditions. Background in ecology, plant biology, and/or entomology is preferable, but not required. Food, lodging, and a modest stipend will be provided. Application: Submit cover letter, resume, and names, addresses, telephone, email of three persons who can serve as references to the below address. Submit electronic applications as a single pdf document. Review of applications begins 15 February and will continue until positions are filled. Contact: Dr. J. Nathaniel Holland, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Rice University, MS-170, 6100 South Main St., Houston, TX 77005-1892 ( Posted: 12/18/03.

Rocky Mountain Bird Observatory: We seek up to four seasonal biological technicians to assist in the monitoring and assessment of select wetland conservation projects in Colorado. Responsibilities will include surveys of bird use and breeding success, qualitative and quantitative assessments of vegetation communities, inspection of project improvements, and wetland functional assessments of project sites. Additional duties include data management, equipment maintenance, and occasional oversight of project volunteers. This work involves exposure to harsh environmental conditions, including inclement weather and biting insects, long and irregular hours, extensive travel, and camping in remote sites throughout Colorado. Prior field experience, including bird and vegetation identification, is required, and familiarity with Colorado's flora and fauna is preferred. Applicants should have a valid U. S. driver's license and be able to operate 4WD vehicles. Positions may last up to six months (May-October) with salary ranging from $8-10 per hour based on experience. The project is based out of Fort Collins, CO. Send resume, cover letter, and three references with phone numbers to: Heather Tipton, Project Biologist, 1510 S. College Ave., Ft. Collins, CO 80524, E-mailed applications (Word format only) are preferred. Posted: 1/23/04.

Sequoia National Park: One summer field tech position needed to help with the Soils portion of the Fire and Fire Surrogate Study in Sequoia National Park, California. This study is looking at the varying effects of seasonal prescribed fire on soil biogeochemistry. There is a field and lab component to this study: The field work will include collecting soil cores and taking soil respiration measurements. It will involve strenuous hiking in very steep terrain with a heavy pack in burned sites within the Giant Forest area of Sequoia NP. The lab work will involve measuring soil moisture, bulk density, extracting soils in KCl for N mineralization analysis, washing equipment, and entering data. Applicants should have a bachelor's degree (or equivalent experience), with knowledge/interest in fire ecology, forest ecology, soil science and biogeochemistry. Any similar field/lab experience is a bonus. A good sense of humor and great work ethic are pretty important, too. This position will begin on June 7th (you may arrive up to a week early) and end July 19th (flexible) with July 4th weekend off. Work is typically 8-10 hrs/day, 6-7 days/week Pay will be $11-13/hr, depending on experience. Living arrangements will be in Three Rivers, CA (the entrance town to Sequoia) or within the park. Please send resume (and/or any questions!) to: Sarah Hamman (, 970-491-2746). Posted: 4/13/04.

Smithsonian Environmental Research Center: SERC has an opening for a research technician with a research team developing a watershed classification system for the Chesapeake Bay drainage and for southern New England. The work will integrate hydrologic flow metrics, water quality data, and biological indicators with landscape data on land use, land cover, nutrient budgets, and other metrics of disturbance and human activities. The classification system will be applied to predict impairment and prioritize management responses. Applicants should have a Bachelors or Masters degree in science or geography and experience with geographic information systems (GIS) and statistical analysis. Other desirable background includes: watershed modeling, landscape ecology, ecosystem ecology, biogeochemistry, nutrient transport, hydrology, stream ecology, computer programming, data base management, remote sensing, or ecological assessment of water quality or stream biota. The incumbent will help acquire, organize, and analyze data from stream sampling programs and GIS data on watershed characteristics affecting stream water quality and biotic condition. The position is funded by a 3-year grant from the EPA STAR Program. Salary $27,000-33,000 (depending on qualifications) plus benefits. For best consideration, send letter of application, resume, graduate and undergraduate transcripts (photocopies are fine), and names of three references (with telephone numbers and e-mail addresses) by April 15, 2004 to Dr. Donald Weller (, SERC, P.O. Box 28, Edgewater, MD 21037-0028. Posted: 3/5/04.

Smithsonian Institution: The Monitoring and Assessment of Biodiversity Program (MAB) will be conducting extensive line-transect surveys to determine elephant populations at its Rabi field sites in the Gamba Complex, Gabon. MAB is searching for an field tech/student that can lead its African elephant survey teams. The position is a 6-month position with potential for renewal. The candidate will supervise 2 teams of Gabonese technicians during extensive field surveys in the rainforests of the Gamba Complex. The candidate's primary responsibilities are to assist in the training of the technicians, lead the field surveys, supervise data collection and data entry, organize all logistics for the field surveys, maintain all field equipment, and regularly report to the program director at the field site. Candidates should have a B.S. in conservation biology/ecology or relevant natural sciences and have previous experience in conducting field surveys in tropical Africa. Candidates should have practical knowledge of technical aspects of population surveys, including field skills such as using a Global Positioning System (GPS) to navigate in remote areas, leading field teams under difficult situations, spending extended time periods in remote tropical rain forests. Knowledge of elephant ecology and experience with elephant research projects or other large herbivores are a plus. Candidates must be fluent in English and French. Graduate students seeking research opportunities are encouraged to apply. Applications for this position must include (1) a short description of the applicant's interest and qualifications for the position, (2) the applicant's curriculum vitae and (3) contact information for two references. Submit applications to Patrick Campbell via e-mail at Deadline for submitting applications is February 21, 2004. Posted: 2/4/04.

Sonoma State University: Research Position to Study Sudden Oak Death. Full-time research technician position to investigate how land-use history and vertebrates influence the occurrence and spread of Phytophthora ramorum, an emerging and probably exotic pathogen that causes a lethal disease in several oak species as well as tanoak. More information. The successful candidate will: 1) Collect data on land-use history, human and deer activity, and pathogen abundance; 2) Culture P. ramorum from soil samples in the lab; 3) Manage, graph and statistically analyze field and lab data using Macintosh and PC computers; 4) Work closely with faculty, research technicians, graduate students, and undergraduates in the collection, management, and analysis of data; and 5) Manage the research grant (submit expense claims and employment forms, manage budget, order supplies, and project expense scenarios to guide project development and expenditures). Position requirements: 1) Bachelors degree in biology or related field; 2) Experience in ecological field research; 3) Proficiency working with large data sets and statistical analyses; 4) Experience interpreting USGS topographic maps, soils and geologic maps, aerial photographs, and use of GPS; 5) Ability to plan, implement, and complete tasks on time and within budgetary limits; 6) Capacity to solve problems, strong oral communication skills, and attention to details; and 7) Willingness and ability to endure long and strenuous days in the field at remote locations. Preference will be given to applicants with a strong background in both plant and disease ecology, field research experience in California woodlands and forests, and working knowledge of the north Coast Range flora. Salary: $33,348/year plus benefits, renewable for a second year with favorable performance review. The following application materials must be submitted to the SSU Human Services Office: resume, cover letter, SSU application form, and a list of three references (with detailed contact information). The official job posting and information about application procedures can be found at PIs for this research project are Dr. Hall Cushman (Department of Biology; and Dr. Ross Meentemeyer (Department of Geography; Posted: 8/20/03, revised: 9/30/03.

South Dakota State University: Research Associate to assist Dr. W. Carter Johnson in wetland ecological research, including laboratory operations, field research, data analysis, and report/paper writing. Qualifications: Earned M.S. degree in ecology, botany, or related field; Relevant field and laboratory experience; Strong computer, database, and analytical/statistical skills; Possession of a S.D. driver's license or the ability to obtain one; Effective oral, written and interpersonal communication skills; Ability to work in outdoor environments (particularly wetland areas); in a variety of weather conditions; Experience in plant identification, GIS, and wetland ecosystems desired. Applications should be received by February 1, 2004 in order to receive full consideration. However, applications will be accepted until the position is filled. To apply, send a letter of application, curriculum vita, names and phone numbers/e-links of 3 references, and copies of transcripts to: Dr. Rhoda Burrows, Box 2140A, Department of Horticulture, Forestry, Landscape, and Parks, South Dakota State University, Brookings, SD 57007. For further information, contact Dr. Burrows at or 605-688-4731. Posted: 1/20/04.

SouthWest Biological Ltd.: Small mammal surveyor needed for 6-7 days in the Spring Mtns (above 8500') outside of Las Vegas. Dates are 7/12 thru 7/18/04. Pay is $1,500.00. Can camp within walking distance to the survey areas. Must be in good physical condition, have small mammal trapping/tagging experience, and have a B.S in a biological discipline. E-mail resume (no cover letter) to: Stacy Mantooth - President, 702 493 4198. Posted: 6/14/04.

State University of New York - College of Environmental Science and Forestry: Research Support Specialist, part or full-time, 20-40 hours per week. Salary Range: $20,000+ (at full-time), depending on qualifications. Duration: 2-3 years, possible extension. The candidate will provide administrative, laboratory, and field support for several ongoing forest ecology projects in the lab of Dr. Ruth Yanai by managing the lab, processing data and preparing figures, analyzing samples (ICP-OES, autoanalyzer), administrating accounts, and performing general lab tasks as required. In addition, the candidate will have the opportunity to gain experience by providing assistance with the preparation of manuscripts and proposals. The ideal candidate will be able to prioritize tasks, work independently, and solicit feedback. Qualifications: Baccalaureate degree; experience in a research laboratory or field setting; computer and statistical skills. Date to Be Filled: Flexible; as soon as possible. Application Deadline: Review of applications will begin on May 10, 2004. Application Procedure: Send letter of application, resume, and the names and contact information of three references to: Search for Research Support Specialist - Forest and Natural Resources, Management Faculty, Office of Human Resources, 217 Bray Hall, SUNY-ESF, 1 Forestry Drive, Syracuse, NY 13210-2778. Electronic submissions may be sent to Posted: 3/8/04, revised: 4/27/04.

USDA-ARS: The Western Integrated Cropping Systems Laboratory (Shafter, California) is seeking a permanent full-time Research Technician, GS-5/6/7, salary range of $26,699 to $42,993 to work on studies pertaining to the ecology of agricultural pests and their natural enemies. Specific duties include maintenance of insect colonies, operating laboratory equipment, performing field experiments, and data collection. For details and application directions see the full job ad. U.S. Citizenship is required. For more info, contact Jay Bancroft. Closing Date: May 3, 2004. Posted: 4/13/04.

USDA-ARS: The Research Technician participates fully in all phases of the research process as a member of an interdisciplinary team, and assumes full design, technical or operational responsibility for specific phases of research on the ecology, biogeochemistry, management and restoration of rangelands. Current projects include the effect of redistribution of water on soil-plant-animal feedbacks across scales, and the use of drought opportunities to reorganize and remediate arid ecosystems, among others. Diverse new projects will continue to develop over time. This position requires both field and laboratory research, including collecting data, analyzing samples, and maintaining accurate records and quality assurance. The Research Technician will learn, develop, and test appropriate new methods and procedures, as well as install, operate, maintain, and modify specialized equipment and instrumentation for the laboratory and field. Qualifications: We seek highly motivated applicants interested in investigating challenging research questions with application to important issues in rangeland management and restoration. Creative thinking and innovative problem solving are most desirable. The successful applicant must be able to work effectively as a productive team member and independently with minimal supervision. Experience in interdisciplinary team research will be an asset. Enthusiasm and talent for both field and laboratory work are crucial to this position. Experience with field and laboratory instruments, organization, procedures and quality assurance are especially desirable. Graduation from an accredited college or university with a degree in an appropriate field and a background in earth sciences, biological sciences, chemistry, ecology, soil science, or biogeochemistry is required. Applicants must be citizens of the USA. This position is a permanent, full-time Federal appointment based in Las Cruces, NM, on the campus of New Mexico State University. Field work at Jornada Experimental Range, other sites in NM, and possibly other sites in the USA and other countries may be required. Salary will be commensurate with experience ($32,447 -$51,599 per year, plus benefits). The job application can consist of a resume and cover letter, U.S. Government Form OF-612, or Form SF-171. For the full job ad, visit USAJOBS and search for Announcement Number: ARS-X4S-0126. Application Deadline: April 5, 2004. For more information please contact: Dr. Sandy Tartowski (; 505-646-3557). Posted: 3/9/04.

USDA-ARS: One grassland ecology technician position is available starting in mid to late May and lasting until September. Our research examines the effects of fire and livestock grazing on grasshopper populations and rangeland vegetation, how grazing management can be used to reduce grasshopper outbreaks in the northern Great Plains, and how grasshopper herbivory impacts nutrient cycling and plant productivity. Work includes sampling vegetation, soil and grasshoppers in large scale grazing management field experiments, as well as conducting field experiments involving manipulations of nutrient cycling and grasshopper densities in cages. Most field work will be conducted on grasslands in the Little Missouri National Grassland in western North Dakota and in eastern Montana. The positions are based at the USDA-Agricultural Research Service Lab in Sidney, MT. The work requires some overnight travel. Ecology field experience or classwork is desirable. Must have a valid driver’s license. Must be a U.S. citizen. Pay is approximately $11.43/hour (full time). Assistance in finding housing is provided. Reasonably priced (some furnished) apartments ($200-300/month) are typically available. Review of applications will begin immediately and positions will remain open until appropriate candidates are found. For more information contact Dave Branson (406-433-9406, or Donovan Craig (406-433-9497, To apply: Email cover letter indicating interest in position and qualifications, available starting and ending dates, resume with a list of three references (including name, title, phone number and email address (if available), and unofficial transcripts. If unofficial transcripts can not be emailed, please provide a list of relevant coursework with grades. Email applications to: Posted: 2/13/04, revised: 4/16/04.

USDA-ARS: Biological Science Technician (Plants; Announcement number ARS-X4S-0003) Vegetation Dynamics in Semiarid Rangelands The USDA/Agricultural Research Service/Jornada Experimental Range, Las Cruces, NM, USA is seeking a permanent full-time biological technician at the GS 7/8/9 level. The incumbent will assist in research on the patterns and causes of vegetation dynamics in semiarid rangelands of the southwestern United States and Mexico. We work directly with land managers, land management agencies, and conservation organizations to apply ecological science in rangeland management and conservation. Ideal candidates have experience with ecological study designs, vegetation measurement techniques, geographic information systems, remote-sensed imagery, and soil characterization/lab analyses. This position will be based in Las Cruces, NM on the campus of New Mexico State University. Candidates must be U.S. citizens. Salary is commensurate with experience ($31,830-$38,936 per annum plus benefits). For more information, contact Dr. Brandon Bestelmeyer (; 505-646-5139) and to apply see the full job ad. The position closes on 20 October 2003. Posted: 10/15/03.

USDA Forest Service: The Rocky Mountain Research Station, Fort Collins, Colorado, seeks applicants for two research assistant positions (GS-5, $12.79/hr) for a research project to estimate stocks and fluxes or carbon in subalpine Rocky Mountain forests and to extrapolate these fluxes to the landscape. Research assistants will measure carbon stocks using standard forest inventory techniques including: establishing and locating plots using GPS, measuring tree heights and diameter, measuring tree age with increment cores, measuring dead wood amount and diameter, collecting samples of soil, foliage and forest floor, and measuring soil respiration using an infrared gas analyzer. Measurements will be taken at three sites: (Niwot Ridge, near Ward, Colorado; GLEES—the Glacier Lakes Ecosystem Experiment Site, near Centennial, Wyoming; and Fraser Experimental Forest near Fraser, Colorado). Housing will be provided at each of these sites. The positions require hiking over rough terrain and work at high elevation (9,000 – 11,000 feet). Applicants with skill in the use of forest inventory instruments for measuring tree and forest stand characteristics, including diameter tapes, compass, clinometers, increment borers, and GPS receivers are preferred. The positions start early May and run through the end of September 2004. Applicants should apply through USAJOBS ( or through the AVUE system. Position number is ADS04-RMRSJOYCE-0070-1DT. Position closes April 27, 2004. Posted: 4/15/04.

USDA Forest Service: We seek one highly motivated individual interested in ecological field experience to fill our research assistant position from early May to middle or late August 2004. Our project investigates the extent to which herbivory, competition, and seed predation alter tree regeneration, and consequently, successional trajectories in northern hardwood forests. Specifically, we are examining the role that herbivory by white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus), the direct competitive impact by the native invasive hay-scented fern (Dennstaedtia punctilobula), and small-mammal seed and seedling predation interact to alter juvenile tree species composition in the understory. The project is collaboration between the USDA FS Forestry Sciences Laboratory and the University of Pittsburgh. The research is located in the area surrounding the Kane Experimental Forest, in northwestern PA. Kane is within the Allegheny National Forest and is part of the Forest Service's Northeastern Experimental Station. Primary responsibilities include: censusing tree seedlings, measuring hay-scented fern densities, transplanting tree seedlings and hay-scented fern rhizomes, collecting light measurements, small mammal trapping, and maintenance of experimental exclosures. Some computer work is required. Early mornings and long days occasionally required. Successful applicant should be hard-working, conscientious, have good attention to detail, and be able to tolerate rugged conditions. A background in biology/ecology/botany as well as field experience, particularly in eastern deciduous forests, is desirable, but not necessary. Pay $9.99-11.22/hr depending on experience, 40hrs/week. Housing available at the Kane Experimental Forest. Position will be filled by first qualified applicant - so apply now. To Apply - Send a brief letter of interest, a CV or resume, and names, addresses, phone numbers and email addresses of three references to: Alejandro A. Royo ( Posted: 3/3/04.

USDA Forest Service: Field assistants needed for a variety of positions as part of a collaborative project by the USDA Forest Service, the University of Nevada, Reno and the University of California, Davis to study the effects of habitat fragmentation and human disturbance on the distribution and diversity of wildlife species and vegetation in the Lake Tahoe Basin. Qualified applicants must be enthusiastic, in good physical condition, able to work independently and with others, able to work for long hours, and comfortable navigating off-trail with a map and compass. Possession of a valid driver's license is required. Salary: $1500 - 2500/month DOE. Shared housing will be available at $200/month. To apply, send a resume and three references to the appropriate contact(s). Deadline: March 30, 2004. Applicants are encouraged to apply early, as review of applications may begin immediately. Bird surveys (4-6 positions) Description: Point count surveys, possibly spot mapping, and nest searching and monitoring. Habitat characteristics will also be measured. Skills: Applicants interested in point counts and spot mapping should have knowledge of Western forest birds by sight and sound. Others will be hired for nest searching only; some novice birders might be hired, but experienced nest searchers are preferred. Dates: mid-April or May 3 through July 31 or Aug. 31. Please specify your dates of availability, and please do not apply if you cannot start by May 3. Some long days and weekend work are likely to be necessary. Contact: Matt Schlesinger (mdschlesinger at Botanical Research (3-4 positions) Description: Assistants will be working cooperatively, in groups of 2 to 4 people, to assess the influence of urban development on Lake Tahoe vegetation. Skills: Setting up transect tapes, use of DBH tapes, clinometers, tree increment borers, and plant identification using a dichotomous key (Jepson Manual). Strong background in forestry or knowledge of Sierra Nevada flora preferred. Dates: June 15 - Sept. 15, 2004 (tentative) Contact: Kirsten Heckmann (tahoebotany at Large mammal surveys (1-2 positions) Description: Primary responsibilities include establishment and monitoring of track plate stations, remote cameras, and implementation of pellet-group counts. Habitat characteristics will also be measured. Skills: Experience with the identification of mammal species from tracks and photographs, pellet group counts, and vegetation sampling is desirable. Dates: May 15 - September 30, 2004; weekend work will be required. Contact: Lori Campbell (tahoesurveys at Ant Biodiversity Research (1-2 positions) Primary responsibilities include setting up and collecting pit-fall traps, extracting and preserving ants, and maintaining research database. Other responsibilities may include measuring habitat characteristics, identifying ants, and collecting natural history information. Skills: Applicants must have orienteering skills with map, compass, and GPS, a strong and eager work ethic with attention to detail, and the ability to hike fast over forested and mountainous areas. Dates: Position runs from June 1 - August 27. Dates have little flexibility. Contact: Monte Sanford; (775) 784-1443; (msanford at Human use surveys (3-4 positions) Assistants will be responsible for conducting visual surveys and mapping of recreational use at study sites within the Lake Tahoe Basin. Skills: Successful applicants must be detail oriented. Experience with field data collection, use of map and compass, and a background in recreation is preferred. Dates: April 15 - September 30. Weekend and holiday work will be required. Contact: Send application to tahoerec at Small mammal surveys (1 position) Primary responsibilities include locating sampling plots with a GPS, establishing trapping grids, handling captured animals, and collecting tissue samples. Experience with mammal surveys and species identification is required. Dates: June 14 - September 15, 2004 Contact: Susan Merideth (merideth at Posted: 2/27/04.

USDA Forest Service: Forest Carnivore Surveys in the Sierra Nevadas, Summer 2004 Employment Duration: 3-6 months (May – October 2003, exact dates flexible) Number of Positions: 5 crew leaders and 26 field technicians Pay: $9.99/hr (GS-0404-03) – $15.55/hr (GS-0404-07), depending on education and experience. Locality pay adjustment may apply. Overtime may be available. Background and Job Description: We will continue implementing a long-term monitoring program for various carnivores in the Sierra Nevada, including fisher (Martes pennanti) and marten (M. americana). Monitoring for both species will occur throughout National Forests in the Sierra Nevada. A total of 5 survey crews will be stationed throughout the Sierra Nevada. Each crew will consist of 1 biological technician crew leader who will supervise a group of 4-6 biological technicians. Surveys will occur from ~2000’ to 12000’ depending on location, and will occur largely in forested habitats (mixed conifer, montane hardwood, true fir, subalpine) though some sites will be in shrub dominated habitats. Surveys will occur in designated wilderness areas as appropriate, and surveys may occur on adjacent National Park Service lands (Sequoia/Kings Canyon NP and Yosemite NP). Survey locations will be based on a systematic grid, and will often require hiking in difficult terrain and remote areas. Extensive hiking is required (up to 12 miles per day, often in steep terrain), and employees may be required to carry up to 60 lbs of field and personal equipment. The survey protocol involves establishing an array of 5 track-plate stations and 1 remote camera station encompassing an area of ~1 km2 around the primary survey location. Each array is checked every 2 days over a 10 day period, and habitat data are collected at each site. Camping and backpacking will be required and may involve up to 7 consecutive days. Camping alone may be required. Change of duty station during the field season and / or extensive (car) camping may be required. Experience conducting track plate surveys and knowledge of various habitat sampling methods as well as Sierra Nevada flora is recommended, though may not be necessary. Applicants must be confident navigating through difficult terrain using map and compass. Applicants should anticipate strenuous field conditions: long and physically demanding days; hot temperatures; steep terrain; dense habitat; and occasional poison oak and mosquitoes. Employees MUST be physically prepared for demanding field conditions. Application Process: Positions are open to all U.S. citizens at least 18 years of age. A valid state driver’s license is required. Hiring will occur through AVUE Digital Services (for non-students) and through the Student Temporary Employment Program (for students). Job vacancies for non-student applicants will be posted during mid-February. Interested individuals should send a brief note of inquiry to: Rick Truex, c/o Sequoia National Forest, 900 W. Grand Ave., Porterville, CA 93257., (559) 784-1500 ext. 1171. Email inquiries are preferred; please include the subject line "2004 forest carnivore survey positions" in your email inquiry. In your note, please indicate which position(s) you are interested in: Crew Leader, Field Technician (non-student), Field Technician (student). To be eligible for employment through the Student Temporary Employment Program, you must be currently enrolled or accepted for enrollment in an accredited degree program with the intention of returning to school upon completion of the field season. Posted: 2/6/04.

USDA Forest Service, Lake Tahoe: Biological Field Technicians (3-4) needed for a multi-species inventory and monitoring project at the Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit, starting early-mid May through Aug/Sept. Positions are GS-404-07 ($16.46/hr) level positions primarily, but may also be GS-404-05 ($13.29/hr). Duties include conducting early morning point count surveys for terrestrial and aquatic birds throughout the Lake Tahoe Basin. These positions will require that individuals have at least 2 full seasons prior experience conducting point counts surveys and at least 1 full season within the past 3-4 years surveying for birds in the Sierra Nevada. Must have excellent bird identification skills and are able to identify Sierran birds by sight and sound. Applicants may be required to pass a hearing test. All positions will require self-motivated individuals with the ability to work well alone and with others, work long field days, navigate effectively across terrain with map/compass and GPS unit, hike off trails and off roads to remote survey locations in the Lake Tahoe basin, have an excellent driving record, drive 4x4 vehicles on dirt roads, be organized and accountable for all data collected, and be willing to help out when needed with other aspects of the projects. Positions may additionally involve site set-up and flagging, site habitat measures, and possible aquatic herp surveys (training may be provided by the USFS, but prior experience with Sierran herp ID is preferred). Government housing is NOT guaranteed, but assistance in finding affordable housing in the local area will be provided. Please contact Julie Roth (, 530-543-2628) for information on how to apply. Posted: 4/27/04.

USDA Forest Service NE Research Station: Field botanist/biological technician; Grade: 4 or 5 (~$11/hr); temporary: late May 2004-early August (possibly early September). The selected persons will gather understory data on herbs, shrubs, vines and tree seedlings in the Gauley and Cheat Ranger Districts of the Monongahela National Forest in West Virginia, in the Moshannon State Forest near Dubois, Pennsylvania, and in the West Virginia University Forest in Coopers Rock State Forest near Morgantown, WV. Botanical and taxonomic skills and knowledge of eastern hardwood flora are desirable but not required. A strong interest in plants and willingness to learn over 500 species (including invasive exotics, sedges and grasses) is required. The selected persons will also experience sampling cover, frequency, and density of understory vegetation using different sampling methods. Good orienteering skills are also desired; part of one study will include finding new sites to sample that meet particular criteria. Those selected will also be able to develop additional botanical skills such as collecting, pressing, identifying, and mounting plant specimens. Data entry may be required. The selected persons must be willing to relocate to Morgantown, WV; (we can provide some help in locating temporary, cheap housing). They must also be willing to travel extensively (in provided government vehicles), be a licensed driver, and able to drive 4WD vehicles. Willingness to work in rough terrain among hungry insects and arachnids and the occasional poisonous snake or bear as well as in all kinds of weather (including rain) is required. Hiking boots, hat, field clothes, and water bottles are required but other field and safety equipment and bug spray will be provided. The person should also work well independently as well as with others. Application Procedure: If you are a student and will be a student next year, please provide a CV/resume, letter from your college/university stating you will be a student next year, and copies of your transcripts to: Dr. Cynthia Huebner, Research Botanist, USDA Forest Service, Northeastern Research Station, 180 Canfield St., Morgantown, WV 26505. Information may also be sent electronically to If you are not a student or will be graduating in 2004, please send a resume with your contact information to the above address (email is fine too). All applicants will then be provided with information about how to apply electronically using the Forest Service AVUE system. For additional information, please call Dr. Huebner at 304-285-1582. We hope to make decisions by April. Posted: 1/21/04.

USDA Forest Service Institute of Pacific Islands Forestry: Biological Technician (GS-5/6) to work in support of the research team on invasive species. This is a permanent position based in Hilo. The Invasive Species Team conducts research on the impacts, risk, spread, and control of invasive plant species in Hawai'i and the US affiliated Pacific Islands. The person selected for this position will assist and conduct research projects on invasive species including setting up field experiments and equipment, taking soil and litter samples, making observations on plant distribution and growth, preparing soil and tissue samples for analysis, entering and analyzing data, and documenting observations and methods. We are especially looking for applicants with field experience in plant ecology; knowledge of techniques used in field, greenhouse, and laboratory research in plant ecology; and familiarity with use of computers. See the official notice on the USA JOBS website (vacancy number PSW-582-03). Close Date: August 6, 2003. Open to US citizens only. If you have any questions regarding this job announcement, please contact Flint Hughes (808-933-8121 (Ext. 13), or Julie S. Denslow (808-933-8121 (Ext 16), Posted: 7/31/03.

USDA Forest Service, Pacific Southwest: I am looking for two techs for the vegetation module of the Plumas Administrative Study, a multifaceted study of forest ecology and management based in the Plumas National Forest. Projects include studies of interspecific competition among shrubs and conifer seedlings, forest stand structure, the effect of forest thinning on understory microclimate, and forestry and botanical inventories of plots established by other modules. Applicants should have a bachelor’s degree in biology, ecology, botany or a closely related subject. In addition, applicants should have some experience doing field work, particularly in basic plant identification and measurement techniques. Knowledge of the flora of the Sierra Nevada is useful but is not required. Only US citizens may apply for these positions. The crew, along with several other modules of the project, will be based at the University of California Forestry Camp in Meadow Valley, CA. Housing will be provided in rustic cabins in an old growth forest. Work will begin on May 17 and last until the end of September. I anticipate working four ten-hour days per week, probably Monday through Thursday. Pay is $12.79 per hour. To Apply: See the official announcement. Applications must be submitted through the AVUE system linked from the official announcement page. This system is neither intuitive nor user-friendly so please email me if you encounter any problems. Applications must be submitted electronically by Tuesday, April 20, 2004. Please direct any questions about these positions or the application process to Posted: 4/7/04.

USDA Forest Service, Pacific Southwest: We are hiring numerous seasonal technicians and biologists to assist in implementation of a long-term amphibian monitoring program focusing on the Mountain yellow-legged frog (Rana muscosa) and the Yosemite toad (Bufo canorus). This program is part of the broader Sierra Nevada Monitoring Program with components that monitor ecosystem conditions and populations and habitats of rare and sensitive species throughout the Sierra Nevada. These jobs will predominantly consist of field work in the Sierra Nevada at elevations of 5,000-12,000 feet. Some preparatory office work may be required in early season. Primary duties include: locating and traveling to selected sample sites; surveying lakes, ponds, meadows, and streams for amphibians; and collecting habitat data. Many of the sites will be remote, requiring backpacking trips of up to 8-days duration. We are looking for applicants with a background and/or high level of interest in herpetology and/or aquatic biology who are in good physical condition and willing to endure high altitude, temperature extremes, rough terrain, and mosquitos. Experience in amphibian surveys and identification is desired. Ability to get along with crew members for prolonged periods in backcountry is a must. Employment Duration: Most are approximately 3 months (June-August); Several positions may be of longer duration. Titles: Biological Technician (Fisheries, Wildlife). Pay: Approximately $11.00-$15.50/hr. Eligibility: US citizens at least 18 years of age. Hiring Process: The hiring process will vary depending on experience and student eligibility. If you are interested in these positions, please send your resume and contact information for three references to: Cathy Brown, Amphibian Monitoring Team Leader, U.S. Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Research Station, PO Box 245, Berkeley, CA 94701. Email or paper copy resumes are fine - no phone calls. Posted: 1/7/04.

USDA Forest Service, Savannah River: Biological Science Technician position (GS-404-07/09) available to support research efforts on productivity, carbon and nutrient budgets, ecophysiological, and hydrologic processes of managed forest ecosystems. Responsibilities include maintenance of experimental field plots, installing and monitoring instruments, sample collection and processing, crew supervision, as well as summarizing, presenting and publishing results. Candidates must have M.S. degree in forestry, ecology, agronomy, or related environmental field. Applicants with the following qualifications will be most competitive: Experience with forestry or environmental research, laboratory analysis, field instrumentation, and treatment of field-plots; skills with automated data analysis, oral and written communications, and farm equipment; knowledge of silviculture, tree biology, quantifying forest productivity, carbon and nutrient cycling, water relations and pest impacts. The position is a two-year term, full-time with starting salary of $33,071. The announcement number is EAZ-035-D-2004 Rel1. For detailed application procedures consult USAJOBS or contact Mark Coleman (803-725-0513, Closing Date: April 2, 2004. Posted: 3/9/04.

USDA Forest Service, Sierra Nevada: Field technicians are being hired to collect stand structure data at the Teakettle Experimental Forest in the Southern Sierra Nevada. Duties will primarily include, but are not limited to, mapping forest structure using a surveyor’s total station, basic tree measurements and assisting visiting and resident scientists with other projects as needed. Desired skills include: plant identification, basic knowledge of mapping and tree measurements, computer skills (Excel, Access and ARCGIS/ARCVIEW) and experience as a member of a field crew. The ideal candidate will: have a positive attitude, have the ability to work with a team or independently; have good computer skills; be able to live in a remote area; be physically prepared to carry heavy equipment over rough terrain in hot temperatures. The facilities at Teakettle are rustic due to the remote location of the station. The cabin has solar power, a bathroom, kitchen and common space; sleeping quarters are in tents. The nearest town for supplies is Shaver Lake, CA (approx 1 hr drive). A maximum of 8 positions will be filled at the GS-5 level. All applicants must be a U.S. citizen and have a Bachelors degree in biological or natural resource science or equivalent research experience to be considered as a GS-5. Employment will be from mid-May to the end of October – early November (Start and end dates can depend weather). Applicants may apply online through the USAjobs website. Go to, click on 'Search Jobs', in the keyword search enter the vacancy announcement ADS04-PSW-258DT, the next screen will display the job announcement. Open the job announcement and click on the link titled "You must click on this link to apply" this will take you to the Avue Digital Services website. If you do not have an account you must register first. AVUE will take you to a list of jobs, go to page 5 or 6 of the list and look for the vacancy announcement # above with the location 'Shaver Lake'. Follow the online application instructions. Please include contact information for 3 references with your application. Also please attach a digital copy of your transcripts (unofficial copies are fine). The position will be open from 3/15/04 to 4/2/04. For additional information on how to apply or details about the job contact: Jim Innes, Sierra Nevada Research Center, 2121 2nd st, A-101, Davis, CA 95616, (, 530-759-1711). Posted: 3/16/04.

USGS Canyonlands Field Station: We accepting applications for the Biological Science Technician Position. Please note that the application deadline is Friday, April 23, but that may be extended if necessary. We're looking for folks to work in both the lab and the field (desert southwest), who are U.S. Citizens, able to start sometime in May, and who are interested in staying with us for at least 8 months. We are particularly interested in candidates with a background in physiological ecology and climatological instrumentation experience (e.g. experience with dataloggers, portable gas exchange systems). For the full job ad or questions, please contact Sue Phillips (, 435-719-2337). Posted: 8/27/03, revised: 12/15/03 and 4/13/04.

USGS Forest and Rangeland Ecosystem Science Center: 1-2 full-time, temporary Biological Science Technicians to assist with research in biogeochemistry of Pacific Northwest forests. Duties include collection and processing of plant, soil, water and gas samples in the field, and assisting with analysis of sample nutrient concentrations in the lab. Applicants must be willing to occasionally spend 1-2 weeks camping and working in remote areas and cold / wet weather characteristic of coastal montane forests of the Pacific Northwest. Applicants must be comfortable working in a chemistry laboratory environment, and possess attention to detail. BS degree in biology, ecology, chemistry, botany, natural resources, environmental science, soil science or a related field is required. Salary (GS-5) is $12.79 per hour. The position will be based in Corvallis, OR. It is a temporary appointment not to exceed 13 months. Short-term summer positions (July – September) may also be available through this announcement. Check for Vacancy Announcement # WR-2004-0289 at and from June 3-9, 2004. For more information please contact: Dr. Steven S. Perakis ( Posted: 6/3/04.

USGS Forest and Rangeland Ecosystem Science Center: full-time, term appointment beginning in May 2004 to assist with research in forest biogeochemistry in the Pacific Northwest. Duties include oversight of field studies (20%) and sample analysis in the laboratory (80%). Applicants must have knowledge of routine field methods in terrestrial and watershed biogeochemistry, and in the analysis of plant, soil, water, and gas samples. Applicants must have hands-on experience in the maintenance and independent operation of at least several of the following instruments: continuous rapid flow autoanalyzer (dissolved N, P, Si), high temperature combustion elemental analyzers (solid and liquid C and N), atomic absorption spectrophotometer (Ca, Mg, K, etc), ion and gas chromatographs, and chemiluminescence NOx detector. Applicants must be willing to occasionally spend 1-2 weeks camping and working in remote areas and cold / wet weather characteristic of coastal montane forests of the Pacific Northwest. BS or MS degree in biology, ecology, chemistry, botany, natural resources, environmental science, soil science or a related field is required. Salary (GS7 or GS9) is $33-$40K per year, depending on experience, for up to 4 years. Federal benefits packages are available. This position will be located in Corvallis, OR. Check for posting as Chemist GS-1320 or Biologist GS-401 on the internet at and in mid to late April 2004. Please note that this is NOT the same position advertised earlier for Student Services Contractor. This position requires greater experience and responsibility in conducting research. For more information please contact Dr. Steven S. Perakis ( Posted: 4/12/04.

USGS Forest and Rangeland Ecosystem Science Center: Research technician position in forest soils and ecosystem biogeochemistry. Duties include establishment of research plots, installation and maintenance of sampling equipment, collection of plant, soil, gas, and water samples in remote field sites, and sample chemical analysis in a laboratory setting. At least 75% of this position in laboratory based, though the proportions of field versus lab work may change over time. Required: An MS degree, or a BS degree with highly relevant experience in biogeochemistry, soils, ecology, or a related field is required. Previous experience in a laboratory setting and familiarity with analysis of soil, water, and/or gas samples for carbon, nitrogen, phosphorus, and other anions and cations is required. Candidates must be in very good physical condition, able to work long hours, and capable of navigating steep brushy slopes with heavy loads. A valid driver’s license is needed. This position is funded as a Student Services Contract through USGS. Applicants must be a bona fide student or recent college graduate within the past 12 months. The position is located in Corvallis, OR, where our laboratory is based. Frequent field work will occur in very remote sites in Olympic National Park, as well as other areas of the Pacific Northwest and California. Access to study sites entails considerable hiking over rough terrain while carrying gear and samples weighing up to 50 pounds. Work requires camping for extended periods of time (weeks to month) in the field, possibly in inclement cold, rainy, snowy weather. Work may be continuous for 7 days a week for short periods, and occasionally entail workdays more than 8 hours long. The position is scheduled to start in March/April 2004 and will last up to 2 years or more. Compensation is $13.24 - $20.07 per hour, full time, commensurate with the level of education and experience. Please send a cover letter, resume, copies of college transcripts, and reference contact information to the attention of Dr. Steven Perakis (, or as hardcopy: Steven Perakis, USGS - FRESC, Corvallis Research Group, 3200 SW Jefferson Way, Corvallis, OR 97331. Posted: 2/6/04.

USGS Forest and Rangeland Ecosystem Science Center: Four (4) temporary biological field technicians are sought to work in the northern Great Basin from March until September, with possible extension until December. Technicians will be paid ~$12.50/hour and will work on several USGS-BRD projects identifying concepts and management strategies to control the spreading dominance of cheatgrass and other weeds on Great Basin rangelands and restoring native species and increasing biodiversity. Information on one of the projects we will be working on can be found here. Your base station will be Corvallis, OR, and we will travel to the study sites which are located within the high deserts of eastern Oregon and southern Idaho. Travel expenses will be covered by the projects using either standard federal per diem or a camp rate per diem. Duties include identifying plants, performing vegetation transects, soil sampling, monitoring grass seedling germination, accurately recording data, driving on poor and sometimes muddy roads, collection of GPS and photo points, and processing plant and soil samples in the laboratory. Fieldwork will involve exposure to extreme temperature and weather conditions, and extended stays in remote locations (backcountry camping). Candidates will be chosen based on the combination of experience and education. Preferred candidates will have experience in plant identification and soil sampling. The work involves long hours spent standing, bending, walking, and a great amount of physical exertion. The incumbent may be required to lift containers weighing up to 35 pounds. Work could possibly be done in 10 hours per day, hours can include all times of day and night, and will vary during the employment term with weather and field conditions. Core hours will typically be 8am-5pm. Please email or send letter of interest, CV, and names and contact information for at least three references to: Scott Shaff (, 541-758-8802), USGS FRESC, 3200 SW Jefferson Way, Corvallis, OR 97331. Posted: 1/21/04.

USGS Las Vegas Field Station: Temporary Position: Biological Science Technician, GG-0404-07. Salary: $32,447 yearly, actual salary based on hours worked. Type of Appt: Temporary, Not-to-Exceed 180 working days. Work Schedule: Full Time. This position is located at the Las Vegas Field Station of the Western Ecological Research Center. The successful candidate will participate in research on the endangered Lane Mountain milkvetch (Astragalus jaegerianus), which occurs on lands administered by Bureau of Land Management and Department of Army north of Barstow, California. The position focuses on examining the effects of dust deposition on plant physiology, growth and reproduction of this species. Duties include: establishment of sampling sites, application of experimental dust treatments, assistance in data collection (leaf dust concentrations, growth measurements, enumeration of fruit production, physiological measurements), maintenance of greenhouse plants, data entry and analysis, maintenance of field, laboratory and computer equipment, and occasional library research. The work involves long hours in the greenhouse and field experimentally determining the effect of varying levels of dust on photosynthesis, growth, and flower and fruit production. Incumbent should be able to work under a variety of desert conditions including extreme heat and cold, and be able to carry objects weighing up to 45 pounds. Periods of several days at a time may be spent camping at remote locations on data collection trips. The incumbent must be able to operate 4-wheel drive trucks. Qualifications: 2 years 9 months specialized experience in a field survey party, or 5 years sub professional experience, or 5 years college study (with 18 hours of graduate level course work or equivalent) plus 3 months of lab or field work experience. All applicants must be United States citizens. Applications must be received by 2/27/04. Submit one of the following forms of application: (a) resume or (b) OF-612, Optional Application for Federal employments, or (c) other written format. Also, please submit college transcript or list of college courses, specifying title of course work, completion date, semester or quarter hours earned by course title, and grade earned. Apply To: Peggy Hamilton, USGS/BRD, 7801 Folsom Blvd, Suite 101, Sacramento, CA 95826, FAX (916) 379-3765 Please list the WERC announcement number 74-04-01 on the application, transcripts and resume. Posted: 2/16/04.

USGS Leetown Science Center: Seasonal research technicians (2) to participate in research on horseshoe crabs in Delaware Bay. The technicians will assist in a study to determine the effects of beach nourishment on horseshoe crab spawning and egg development. Work will include field experiments to study rates of egg development and transport through sediment, laboratory identification of egg and larval stage, laboratory analysis of sediment size distribution, and data entry and analysis. In addition, the technicians will assist in a telemetry study to track movement and spawning behavior of horseshoe crabs in Delaware Bay. Candidates should have some field experience and an academic background in biological or environmental sciences. Must be enthusiastic, reliable, self-motivated and able to work well in a team. Fieldwork will take place on estuarine beaches near Dover, Delaware. Lab work will take place at the USGS-Leetown Science Center in Kearneysville WV. Frequent travel will be required. The candidate must be capable of rigorous fieldwork and should enjoy working outside even in inclement weather or at odd hours. Term of employment will last 10 to 12 weeks beginning as early as April, but mid-May starts will also be considered. Salary will depend on experience. Please send or email a letter of interest with a CV or resume to David Smith, USGS Leetown Science Center, 11700 Leetown Road, Kearneysville, WV 25443., 304-724-4467, FAX 724-4465. Posted: 2/11/04.

USGS Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center: Summer Field Assistant (1) needed to assist in vegetation/soil sampling for a native prairie restoration project in North Dakota during the 2004 field season (mid May/early June-August 30). Duties include vegetation/soil sampling, weighing biomass and data entry. Persons with grassland vegetation survey experience and familiarity with Midwest and Great Plains flora are especially encouraged to apply. A minimum of 2 years college education required with a BA/BS desirable but not mandatory. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or possess approval to work in the United States. Applicants MUST be available to start work in mid-May/early June (June 10 at the latest). End date will be approximately 30 August 2004. Applicant must be willing to work long hours in hot and humid conditions with others. Applicants must be in good physical condition, possess good communication and organizational skills and possess a valid driver's license. Salary, depending on qualifications, will be in the range of $11-$14 per hour. Applicants should send a brief letter of interest, resume (please note experience relevant to the job description, stating specifically where this experience was gained and the amount of time spent on these activities) and a list of three references with names, email addresses, and phone numbers to: Qinfeng Guo and/or Thomas Buhl, US Geological Survey, Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center, 8711 37th Street SE, Jamestown, ND 58401. (, Posted: 2/4/04.

USGS Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center: Several temporary positions for spring/summer field work in 2004. Approximately five (5) field assistants and two (2) crew leaders are needed for grassland bird studies in the northern Great Plains (including North Dakota and South Dakota). Students and recent graduates are encouraged to apply. Starting and ending dates vary with each study or position; typically the positions begin in late April to mid-May and end in mid-July to late August. Field work will involve surveying breeding bird populations (including songbirds, waterfowl, shorebirds, and other birds) in grasslands and associated wetlands using established monitoring protocols. Persons with grassland and wetland bird experience and familiarity with Midwest and Great Plains flora are especially encouraged to apply. Qualified applicants should be able to identify birds that breed in the Great Plains by sight and sound, be familiar with survey and monitoring techniques, and possess good auditory and visual acuity. Applicants must be in excellent physical condition, and possess good communication and organizational skills. The ability to work both independently and with others (including private landowners) is essential. For some positions, GIS and GPS experience would be useful but is not essential. Crew leaders will supervise, organize, and coordinate the activities of field crews, including training technician(s) in the correct use of field forms and techniques, organizing field equipment, confirming quality and accuracy of data, and alerting project leaders to procedural, technical, and logistical problems. Salary, depending on qualifications, will be about $11.84 to $13.24 per hour for crew members and about $13.24 to $16.40 per hour for crew leaders. Please send a copy of your resume and transcripts as soon as possible to: Douglas H. Johnson, U.S. Geological Survey, Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center, 8711 37th Street SE, Jamestown, ND 58401. e-mail: ( In your resume, please note experience relevant to the job description, stating specifically where this experience was gained and the amount of time spent on these activities. Include the names, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses of at least three references. Posted: 1/20/04.

US Geological Survey: Fire Ecology Field Assistant Location: Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks, Three Rivers, CA. Start Date: 17 May 2004. To Apply: Contact Scott Ferrenberg (559-565-4264, Duties: Assist with bark beetle surveys, understory vegetation identification and quantification, coniferous tree demography surveys, coarse woody debris and fuels quantification and surveys. Crew members may also be asked to assist small mammal survey and bird survey crews for short periods of time. This study is part of the National Fire and Fire Surrogate LTR Study. Qualifications: Greater than 90% of work time will be spent in prescribe burn plots between 6000 and 7000 feet in elevation, and on steep slopes of the Sierra Nevada range, so applicants should be in good health and able to carry a backpack (~35 lbs.) in rough terrain. Hires will work an 8 day on, 6 day off schedule, and will be asked to camp at the work sites 2-5 nights per work cycle (Park Service established camp sites = running, potable water). Experience with vegetation identification, or forestry techniques is preferred, but all applicants with a good attitude and field experience will be considered. Basic equipment for work and camping nights will be provided by the USGS and NPS. Affordable housing is available through the National Park Service ($250-350 per month depending on the housing available). Compensation will be determined on the current GS pay scale, with GS level being determined by qualifications. A minimum rating of GS-4 will be assigned to any and all hires, with a possibility of GS-5 assignment. Posted: 4/30/04.

US Geological Survey: Ecologist, GS-0408-07 ($31,830-41,830 annual) Full-time Federal term position; appointment will be for a period not to exceed 13 months with possible extensions up to 4 years without further competition. You must be a U.S. citizen to apply. The position is located at Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center in Jamestown, North Dakota. The incumbent designs, conducts, analyzes data, and reports results from studies to assess breeding bird distribution, populations, and habitat use in grasslands and wetlands of the northern Great Plains. Conducts surveys of breeding birds, identifying species by sight or sound, estimates densities of populations, and trains seasonal biological technicians to conduct similar surveys. For more details, see the complete job announcement. Closing Date: 7/30/2003. Posted: 7/17/03.

University of Alaska Fairbanks: Toolik Field Station is recruiting for a GIS/GPS/Remote Sensing technician to assist in analyses, data development & fieldwork for the Toolik GIS program. Toolik is a long-term ecological research station on Alaska's north slope, hosting over 300 resident scientists annually from throughout the US and several foreign countries. The Toolik GIS program provides data development, analyses, remote sensing, archiving and field support for research, administration and landscape management. For more information, please see the official job posting. Closing Date: 4/21/04. Posted: 4/8/04.

University of Arizona: Research Technicians (5) needed to help sample small mammal and vegetation communities at Ft. Huachuca Military Reservation in Sierra Vista, AZ as part of a project examining the effects of trail creation, vegetation trampling, and soil compaction on animal populations. Duties will include live-trapping and handling of small mammals, collecting detailed and accurate field notes, vegetation sampling, data entry, helping to set up study plots, and baiting traps. Employees must be able to work irregular hours (waking very early and working before sunrise as well as late afternoon into the evening), be able to work through all kinds of weather, live and work easily with co-workers, be comfortable working alone and/or as part of team, have effective communication skills and work well under occasional time pressure. All employees will be trained in and required to follow hanta virus safety precautions. Housing and transportation to field sites are provided. This is a temporary position beginning August 1st and ending late September/beginning October. Pay rate is $9.02/hr - 40 hrs/week. If interested, please send a cover letter and a resume with contact information for three references including phone numbers and emails to: Danielle O'Dell ( Posted: 6/17/04.

University of Arizona: Field Technicians (2), and Intern needed to assist with spatial/habitat use and juvenile dispersal study of ferruginous pygmy-owls in northern Sonora, Mexico. Duties 1) tracking radio marked owls, 2) trapping, banding, and attaching transmitters, 3) behavioral observations, 4) identification of prey, 5) nest monitoring, 6) habitat measurements, 7) effective communication with Mexican citizens, 8) traveling and camping in the field for extended periods. We seek one technician with sufficient trapping, supervisory, and telemetry experience to manage 1-2 field workers and an intern interested in experience with all aspects of the study. Desired Qualifications: 1) experience with mist-nets, bird banding, raptor handling, and radio telemetry techniques, 2) excellent observational and organizational skills, 3) Spanish speaking, 4) ability identifying birds, lizards, and small mammals of the Sonoran Desert, 5) desire to camp, work with wildlife, and travel in the field for extended periods, 6) ability to stay on task and maintain positive attitude despite sometimes uncomfortable working conditions. Field sites are located ~150 mls from Tucson, Arizona. Field crew will be based in Tucson on off days but may live in Sonora if they wish. Compensation for Technicians: $1,300 to $1,900/month DOE plus some field expenses and mileage reimbursement. Interns: $500-800 per month plus small housing allowance and a minimum 3-month commitment required. Ability to use personal vehicle for travel to and from field sites on a limited basis helpful but not required. Positions will begin mid to late April and continue into September. To apply: send, email (preferred) or fax resume, 3 references, and cover letter detailing experience related to desired qualifications to Aaron D. Flesch, University of Arizona, School of Renewable Natural Resources, Biological Sciences East Room 104, Tucson, AZ 85721 or phone: 520-730-4656 fax: 520-621-8801. Posted: 1/22/04.

University of Arizona: Research/Laboratory Aide - Job number 27067. 5 positions available, 40 hours per week, $9.02 per hour Position Summary: This position assists in collecting small mammal and invertebrate data at Fort Huachuca Military Reservation in southeastern Arizona. The research project involves investigating fire-based restoration of biodiversity in grassland ecosystems. Study plots are located at approximately 4,400-4,900 feet elevation. Field housing (in Sierra Vista, AZ), transportation from field housing to study plots, and occasional transportation between Tucson and Fort Huachuca will be provided. Work will start in February 2004 and last approximately 7 weeks. Duties: Traps small mammals and invertebrates on established study plots. Collects and records data accurately on captured small mammals, including species identification, body measurements, sex determination, etc. Processes captured invertebrate specimens and accurately records data. Helps maintain field supplies. Assists with some computer data entry and/or proofing. Minimum Qualifications: One year of education/experience in biological or related sciences, driver's license. For more information, see the full job ad. Review begins 12/1/03. Posted: 11/6/03.

University of Arkansas-Monticello: Program Associate to aid Arkansas Forest Resources Center scientists in research activities involved with assessing impacts of forest management activities on soil productivity, water quality, and forest sustainability. The selected individual will participate and supervise personnel in the operation of the water quality and soil analytical laboratory, will oversee field collection of information and samples from various forest ecosystems, as well as summarize, statistically analyze, and report information collected from ongoing studies to Center scientists. A M.S. degree in a natural resource field or biological sciences with water, soil, plant, or chemical analytical background; or a B.S. degree in a similar field with at least 4 years experience that provides this background is required. The individual should have experience in analytical laboratory and quality control procedures, the ability to supervise employees and student workers, familiarity with statistical analysis and data management in scientific settings, good oral and written communication skills, ability to organize and participate in field collection of samples and scientific information from forest ecosystems. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience ($25,000-35,000), plus full benefits package. The closing date is Feb. 16, 2004 or until a suitable candidate is identified. See here for a complete position announcement and additional information. Please send or e-mail a cover letter, resume, and a list of three references with addresses and phone numbers to Rhonda Parris, School of Forest Resources, University of Arkansas, P.O. Box 3468, Monticello, AR 71656-3468 ( In the cover letter, state why you are interested in the position and highlight experience or course work related to the position description. Posted: 1/22/04.

University of Calgary: The Kananaskis Field Stations require an individual with M.Sc. who will be responsible for an all taxa biodiversity inventory and monitoring project in the central Canadian Rockies. The position will be responsible for both developing the monitoring and implementation of the program with local naturalists. Knowledge of data archiving and web accessible systems will be necessary. Salary Range: Depending on qualifications and experience; from $30,000 to $45,000 (Canadian). Closing Date: 1 December, 2003. Minimum Requirements: 1. M.Sc. in biology or related fields. Refereed publications are desired. 2. Knowledge of distribution, conservation status, identification and taxonomy of Canadian Rockies flora and fauna. 3. Demonstrated ability to develop and deliver collaborative science projects involving spatial and non-spatial data processing and analysis of ecology and biodiversity studies. 4. Well-developed communication skills to organize and facilitate project development and transfer information to a diverse range of partners. 5. Good understanding of ecology and biodiversity research literature, particularly ecological methods. 6. Experience in organizing information management databases. 7. Website planning experience. 9. This is a science professional position. 8. Ability to work out of doors under adverse weather conditions. Application: Send a C.V., three letters of reference (send directly to address below) and a separate cover letter specifying how your skills, knowledge and experience relate to the qualifications above. Send to: Dr. E.A. Johnson, G-8 Legacy Chair and Professor of Biological Sciences, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, T2N 1N4, Canada. E-mail:, Fax: 403-289-9311. Posted: 10/27/03.

University of California, Davis: Technician to work on plant-insect interactions in the field and greenhouse at UC Davis. Start date somewhat flexible -- mid-late summer 2004, ideal. $30,000/year plus excellent benefits. This job is ideal for a break between undergraduate graduation and graduate school. Tasks include greenhouse work, lab and field work, and supervision of undergraduates. Some flexibility in terms of work hours/days and vacation time. Overnight stays at the beautiful Bodega Marine Lab field station required. Personal vehicle strongly preferred (there will be full reimbursement for travel expenses). Need a very conscientious and very independent person. Some previous research experience in the field is strongly preferred. Please send an electronic copy of your resume/CV (with GPA), a paragraph with career goals, and the names of three references to Sharon Strauss ( Position open until filled. Posted: 6/4/04.

University of California, Santa Cruz: Three seasonal positions are available for part or all of the field season from mid-March through July 2004 to study the effectiveness of fire and grazing as tools for restoring grasslands degraded by invasive plants. Funded by The Nature Conservancy, this project focuses on community-level approaches for managing multiple plant species in invaded ecosystems. The successful candidates will also assist a second project that focuses on measuring the effectiveness of conservation easements in preserving bird and plant communities in blue oak woodlands of California. Location: Various sites throughout the Nature Conservancy's Lassen Foothills Project, located in northern California near Redbluff, Chico, and Lassen National Park. Duties: Assist with setting up experimental plots and maintaining electric fences, sampling vegetation, collecting soil samples and seeds, assisting with experimental burns, and entering and managing data. Qualifications: 1) BA in biology, ecology or appropriate field or related field knowledge and experience; 2) proficiency in identifying plants (experience with California flora preferable); 3) ability to work independently and as a team member; 4) experience with Excel and Access desirable; 5) willingness to work long days in the field under all weather conditions; and 6) ability to be away in the field for many days at a time (housing will be provided near field sites). The salary is $10-$12/hour, depending on qualifications. Application: To the address below, submit a cover letter, resume, and names, addresses, telephone numbers, and emails of three people who can serve as references. Applications can also be sent electronically to Review of applications begins 15 February and will be continue until positions are filled. Contact: Dr. Caroline Christian, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of California, Santa Cruz, CA 95064; Posted: 1/28/04.

University of California, Sierra Nevada Aquatic Research Laboratory: SNARL is seeking 4 field assistants to conduct alpine lake amphibian surveys in Sequoia-Kings Canyon National Park during Summer 2004. The objective of these surveys is to quantify amphibian population trends and characterize the distribution of amphibian diseases amongst populations. Employment will start on or near June 15, 2004 and will end on or near September 1, 2004. Field work includes backpacking in some of the most spectacular wilderness in the country, conducting visual encounter surveys for amphibians, and assessing disease status of frog populations. Two person crews will typically be in the field for 10-14 days at a time. The field work is frequently conducted under difficult conditions that include inclement weather, cold temperatures, and voracious mosquitoes. In addition, most of the backpacking is cross-country over demanding terrain and requires excellent routefinding skills. Applicants MUST have extensive backpacking experience at high elevations (>10,000’). In addition, applicants should be highly motivated and in excellent physical condition, have their own backpacking equipment, be prepared for working long hours under difficult conditions, and at a minimum be enrolled in an undergraduate degree program in biology, ecology, or related field. Research experience is a definite plus. Additional skills sought in crew leaders include wilderness first aid training (e.g., Wilderness First Responder), extensive routefinding experience, and leadership experience or outdoor leadership training (e.g., NOLS). All positions will be filled with individuals having a keen interest in field research and enthusiasm for working as a part of a team. Crew leaders and crew members will be paid $15/hr and $12/hr, respectively. Travel, per diem, and housing will also be covered. Applications must be received by February 20, 2004, and should include a resume, cover letter, and undergraduate transcripts (unofficial copies are sufficient). The resume should include names, addresses, telephone numbers, and email addresses of three references familiar with the applicant’s educational and/or research background. The cover letter should detail research and backpacking experience and explain career goals. Successful applicants will be notified by March 1, 2004. Send applications to Dr. Roland Knapp, Sierra Nevada Aquatic Research Laboratory, HCR 79, Box 198, Crowley Lake, CA 93546. Detailed job description. Posted: 2/5/04.

University of Florida: 2 Field Technicians needed from January 4 2004- June 30 2004 and/or February 1-June 2004 for population monitoring of the endangered Florida Snail Kite (Rostrhamus sociabilis). We are preferentially (but not exclusively) looking for individuals that will be willing to work as field technicians for two years, and then interested in starting a research master project at the University of Florida, on the ecology of the Snail Kite. Qualified applicants must be interested in wildlife and ecological topics, work well with others, have a valid and clean driver's licence, have good observational and communication skills and able to work long hours in hot, humid and isolated wet-muddy environments. The primary responsibility will be to conduct surveys by airboat in a variety of different wetland sites from central to southern Florida, including all of the Water Conservation Areas. Duties include monitoring nesting activities, locating and identifying marked individuals, capturing adults and juveniles, mark individuals (with bands and radio transmitters), conduct radio-telemetry by boat and aircraft, data entry and correspondence with various law enforcement, park, and agency personnel. Housing will be provided. Salary is $1600/mo. Please send by email: cover letter, resume (please include GPA if available), the contact of 3 references to Julien Martin ( Posted: 11/4/03.

University of Florida: We are seeking a field assistant for research on canopy nutrient cycling in Costa Rica from February 2004-August 2004. Motivation and enthusiasm (and no fear of heights) are essential. Knowledge of basic ecological principles, the ability to conduct rigorous and accurate field and lab work, and good problem solving skills are required. Recent college graduates interested in a career in Tropical Forest Ecology/Ecosystem Science preferred. Travel to field site, room and board at La Selva Biological Station are included as well as a small monthly stipend. Please e-mail questions, CV and names and contact information for two references to: Dr. Catherine Cardelús ( Posted: 10/21/03.

University of Georgia: A full-time head research technician position is available beginning July 1, 2004 (or earlier if possible) in the Avise lab in the Department of Genetics. The position is for a minimum of one year, but prospects for a multi-year extension are high. The position entails supervising and coordinating the lab's day-to-day research operations, which involve the use of molecular markers to study ecological and evolutionary topics. Proficiency in molecular-genetic techniques, especially all aspects of microsatellite analyses (e.g., DNA isolation, genomic library construction, PCR assays) and DNA sequencing methods and analysis are essential. Computer skills are also highly desirable, as is a willingness to participate occasionally in field collections. Current projects in the lab include microsatellite analyses of genetic mating systems in fishes and marine invertebrates. The lab is also interested in phylogeography and phylogenetics. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Interested persons should send (by e-mail) a resume/CV including laboratory skills, a statement of current interests and future plans, and the names and contact information of 2 references to: John Avise ( Posted: 5/6/04.

University of Georgia: A full-time research technician III position is available immediately at the University of Georgia in a lab working on evolutionary and ecological questions in Drosophila. The position is for a minimum of 2 years. The ideal candidate will be a detail-oriented person with good communication skills, the ability to work independently and as part of a team, and someone with previous biology research experience. Review of applicants will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Interested persons should send (by e-mail) a resume/CV (with GPA), a statement of current interests and future plans, and the names and contact information of 2 references to: Daniel Promislow, Department of Genetics, University of Georgia Posted: 1/21/04.

University of Georgia: Crew Leader (1) needed from 5 January-15 July 2004 for the third year of a project examining bird response to grassland restoration in central Georgia. Duties during Jan-March will include: supervising volunteer field crew, mist netting wintering sparrows, banding birds, collecting feathers, taking vegetation measurements, and managing data. From April-July, duties will include supervising field crew, mist netting, banding birds, conducting point counts, spot mapping, making behavioral observations, collecting insects, taking vegetation measurements, and collecting GPS data. Applicant qualifications: 1) strong interest in birds, 2) prior research experience (previous supervisory experience preferred), 3) experience removing and processing at least 300 birds from mist nets (references required), 4) ability to identify wintering and breeding grassland birds of Georgia by sight and sound, 5) ability to work well with a team, and 6) ability to work under adverse field conditions. Crew Leader will be paid $1600 per month. Lodging and a field vehicle will be provided. Applicants must have or be willing to get a Georgia driver's license. Applicants should send a CV/resume, cover letter, and contact information (email, telephone, and address) for 3 references to: Angela McMellen, Warnell School of Forest Resources, University of Georgia, Athens, GA 30602. References should be familiar with your research experience and field skills. Applications submitted via email ( are preferred. Applications will be considered until the position is filled. Posted: 10/20/03.

University of Hawaii at Hilo: Analytical Chemistry Technician. We are looking for a person with well established analytical laboratory skills with some administrative/managerial experience to oversee the analytical instrumentation facility. Key duties and responsibilities include: (1) Maintaining and running analytical equipment associated with the analytical facility. Instruments include a Pulse Instrumentation Sampler IV, Shimadzu TOC Analyzer, CE Instruments CHN Analyzer, Shimadzu 10AT HPLC, Perkin Elmer Graphite Furnace AA, GC/MS (to be purchased). Familiarity with microbalances, UV/Vis and IR spectroscopy, Bausch & Lomb Spec 20, and basic electronics also a plus. Additional Desirables: ion specific electrodes, NMR, FTIR, ion chromatography. (2) Establishing analytical SOPs (Standard Operating Procedures) and services protocol to schedule, process, and charge for sample processing. (3) Running yearly workshops designed to train researchers, students, and technicians on major equipment and emerging research techniques. (4) Hire and oversee undergraduate and graduate student workers employed by the facility. (5) Identifying funding avenues for analytical infrastructure improvements. (6) Contributing to grant writing and project development. Minimum qualifications: BS or BA in chemistry or related + 3 years lab experience, or MS in chemistry or related + 2 years lab experience. Desirable qualifications: Ph.D. in chemistry or related + 2 years lab experience. Salary Range: $25,000-$40,000 (plus benefits) depending on experience. Position has an initial appointment of three years, with opportunities for continued support. Senior personnel (possessing Ph.D.) are encouraged to apply and will be hired at the Research Associate level. Applications: Submit letter of application, resume, and the names, telephone numbers, and mail addresses (or e-mail addresses) of three recent references to: Dr. Michael Parsons, Division of Natural Sciences, University of Hawai‘i at Hilo, 200 W. Kāwili St., Hilo, HI 96720; electronic submissions will be accepted at; faxed applications may be sent to 808-974-7693. Inquiries to: M. Parsons at this address or 808-933-3903. Deadline: August 15, 2003. Posted: 7/14/03.

University of Kentucky: Immediate opening at the for a full-time field and lab assistant (Lab Technician Senior) in a research program investigating interactions of spiders and insects. Fringe benefits include tuition remission for 6 credits of courses per semester and opportunity to pursue a graduate degree part-time. To learn more about the position and to apply on-line, visit, click on "Online employment for job seekers" / "Search Positions" and then enter the Job Requisition No: SA502477. Application deadline is October 17, 2003. For additional information contact Prof. David Wise at Posted: 9/22/03.

University of Michigan: The Terrestrial Ecosystems Ecology Laboratory is looking for a Laboratory Manager/Research Assistant beginning in the summer of 2004. Official job announcement. We are primarily looking for a person to maintain the day to day function of the lab with emphasis on operating and maintaining analytical instruments. Prior experience with and understanding of the principles of Mass Spectrometry, Gas Chromatography, or Phospho-Lipid Fatty-Acid (PLFA) analysis is a plus, but a background in chemistry, biogeochemistry or molecular biology is sufficient. Field work in Michigan, Wisconsin, and Minnesota may be required at times. The Terrestrial Ecosystems lab is directed by Dr. Donald R. Zak, and additionally consists of one Research Scientist, 3 post-doctoral researchers, ~5 graduate students, and several undergraduate technicians. For further questions contact: Jana Gastellum (734-647-0459, Apply by 6/14/04. Posted: 5/26/04.

University of Minnesota-St. Paul: Research Technician – Northern Ecosystem Carbon Cycling and Storage. The position focuses on carbon cycling and storage in northern forest and wetland ecosystems. Primary duties include field measurements, data reduction, quality control, and basic analysis. Work is conducted primarily at field sites in northern Wisconsin, including old-growth, mature second growth, and alder fen ecosystems. Measurements include leaf, stem, and soil gas exchange, sap flux, vegetation structure, detrital pools and fluxes, micrometeorology, and soil physical and chemical measurements. Field work comprises 50-65% of the position during summer months, and approximately 20% during the remainder of the year. The position is budgeted for a M.Sc. in ecosystems science, biology, forestry, or related field. Exceptional, self-motivated B.S. graduates with relevant experience are also encouraged to apply. Health benefits are included. Applicants should send a letter of interest, vita, and the contact information for three references to Dr. Paul Bolstad, Department of Forest Resources, University of Minnesota, 1530 Cleveland Ave. N., St. Paul, MN 55108, or email materials to Posted: 2/3/04.

University of Minnesota: Field Research Assistants (3) are needed, May 26 to mid-July, to complete surveys of breeding birds in northern Minnesota and Wisconsin. Daily duties include conducting point counts, marking survey locations, data entry, and vegetation sampling. Qualified applicants must be able to identify Midwestern birds by sound and sight and have excellent hearing. Applicants must pass a standardized bird song test and a hearing test. Other requirements include: the physical ability and desire to work long hours alone in the field, a high tolerance for biting bugs (mosquitoes, black flies, and ticks), orienteering and GPS experience, and a driver's license. Sites are located in rugged, remote, and sometimes unpleasant wet spots. $2,000/mo. + per diem; housing, transportation, equipment, and training provided. Send letter of interest, resume, and names, addresses, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses of three references to Jim Lind, Natural Resources Research Institute, 5013 Miller Trunk Hwy., Duluth, MN 55811 or e-mail to Posted: 1/12/04.

University of Missouri: Grassland bird field assistants: (6 - working in pairs at 3 sites). Dates: April 28 - August 1 2004 (Start flexible). Research on habitat selection cues of grassland birds in the Upper Great Plains (North Dakota and Saskatchewan). Fieldwork is conducted on beautiful native mixed grass prairie in the prairie pothole region. Duties: Spot- and flush-mapping of Grasshopper and Baird's Sparrow territories, color-banding, nest searching, and describing structural components of territories using numerous vegetation measurements. Some invertebrate collection will be done to examine species' diets. Applicants must be in good physical condition and able to walk 10-15 km/day. Must be hard working, self-motivated, enthusiastic, able to work well with others, able to work early mornings, and willing to live in a remote location; hours may be long (~7-9 hrs/day). Applicants with previous field experience and good bird identification skills by sight and sound are preferred, but all will be considered. Salary: $3,300 US for 3 months. Housing and a field vehicle will be provided. Please send: A cover letter, resume, and 3 references by March 1st to (Electronic submission preferred.): Marissa Ahlering, 225 Tucker Hall, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO 65211. PH: 573-882-4854, EM: Posted: 2/11/04.

University of Missouri - Columbia: May - August 2004 (exact start and end negotiable). One field assistant needed to work in a team investigating post-fledging habitat use, movement patterns, and survival of dickcissels and eastern meadowlarks in southwestern Missouri. Study sites are Taberville Conservation Area is St. Clair county and Wah-Kon-Tah Conservation Area in St. Clair and Cedar counties, north of El Dorado Springs, southwestern Missouri. Qualifications: 1. Sense of humor and ability to maintain a positive attitude. 2. Good physical condition to endure hiking long hours in hot and humid weather with ticks and chiggers. 3. Must be willing to work long days that may exceed 10 hours. 4. Must be comfortable working alone and with a partner. 5. Must be detail-oriented and a problem solver. 6. Prior field experience highly desirable. Experience with nest searching, vegetation sampling, and telemetry a plus. Responsibilities: 1. Utilize visual and behavioral cues for nest searching. 2. Handle fledglings for radio transmitter attachment and banding. 3. Perform vegetation sampling around fledgling locations. 4. Perform radio telemetry on foot and by helicopter. 5. Coordinating with local landowners for land access. 6. Coordinating with Missouri Department of Conservation and The Nature Conservancy staff and field personnel. Salary: $1200 to $1400/month depending on experience and qualifications. Field vehicles and housing provided. To apply, please e-mail a cover letter and resume addressing your qualifications, skills, and dates of availability to Posted: 1/7/04, revised: 4/22/04.

University of Montana: Nest searchers (8), mist-netters (4) and mist-netting supervisors (4). Field assistants are needed for ongoing, long-term study of the behavioral ecology and life-history evolution of a high elevation avian community. The field site is located in a montane forest in North Central Arizona, where we have extensively studied 20 species of breeding birds for over 20 years. Field assistants will have the opportunity to gain experience in many of the field techniques used in avian research including: nest-searching, mist-netting, target-netting, territory mapping, re-sighting, and video-taping nests. Additionally, field assistants will be given the opportunity to work and interact with graduate students conducting innovative science at this site. The field camp is remote, and primitive and requires tent-living (you must provide your own tent). The project runs from May 1st-July 31st with 12 days on and 2 off, and a monthly stipend of $700 for intern positions and $1100 for supervisor positions. We are looking for people who are willing to learn new techniques, have a solid work ethic, can function well independently, yet are comfortable working/living in large groups. Prior experience with birds is desirable but not required; self-motivation, a strong work ethic, enthusiasm for science, and ability to tackle the rigors of field work are a must. Those applying for the mist-netting supervisor positions must have a minimum of three months banding experience, preferably with MAPS protocol. Review of applications is occurring now and will continue until positions are filled (no later than April 1st, 2004). Please submit your cover letter, resume and 3 references to: TJ Fontaine, 205 Botany, University of Montana, Missoula, MT 59812; or by email: Posted: 11/18/03.

University of Nebraska-Lincoln: Looking for 2 field crew members for approximately 3 months (mid-May to early August) to become involved in the first field season of an MS study examining the effects of cedar removal on the abundance of songbirds and small mammals in grassland and forest habitats of the Niobrara River Valley. Duties will include setting up transect lines, surveying birds by sight and sound, mist-netting, searching for and monitoring nests, small mammal live trapping and tagging, data collection and entry. Preferred applicants will have grassland and forest bird ID skills, nest monitoring and mist-netting experience as well as GPS and compass navigation, but those with an interest in prairie/forest ecology and an enthusiasm to learn new things will be considered. Experience with manual transmissions, 4x4 and ATV’s also preferred. Crew members should have an eye for detail, be comfortable working individually or with others, be in good physical condition (walking long distances required), willing to endure early mornings, long hours and weather extremes. Field station will be located near Valentine in north central Nebraska. Shared housing and field vehicles are provided. Salary is approximately $1,500 per month. To apply, please send cover letter, resume and contact information for three references to January Jones, School of Natural Resources, University of Nebraska, 202 NRH; Lincoln, NE 68583-0819 (PH: 402-472-6826, EM: Deadline for applications is March 12th. However, suitable applications may be selected as they are received. Posted: 2/17/04.

University of Nebraska: Looking for 3 field crew members for approximately 3 months (mid-May to early August) to become involved in the final field season of an MS study examining the effects of various grazing regimes on abundance and productivity of grassland birds on private lands in the Nebraska Sandhills. Duties will include setting up transect lines, surveying birds by sight and sound, searching for and monitoring nests, obtaining structural vegetation measurements, identification of grassland plants, small mammal trapping, GPS and compass navigation, and data entry. Preferred applicants will have grassland bird ID skills, nest monitoring experience and grassland plant ID skills, but those with an interest in prairie ecology and an enthusiasm to learn new things will be considered. Experience with manual transmissions, 4x4 and ATV’s also preferred. Crew members should have an eye for detail, be comfortable working individually or with others, be in good physical condition (walking long distances required), willing to endure early mornings, long hours, weather extremes and remoteness of the Sandhills prairie. Good communication skills and sensitivity to issues dealing with private landowners a must. Field station will be located in/near Valentine in north central Nebraska. Shared housing and field vehicles are provided. Salary is approximately $1,500 per month. To apply, please send cover letter, resume and contact information for three references to Silka L. Finkbeiner, School of Natural Resources, University of Nebraska, 202 NRH; Lincoln, NE 68583-0819 (PH: 402-472-6826, EM: Deadline for applications is March 1. However, suitable applications may be selected as they are received. Posted: 1/21/04.

University of Nevada, Las Vegas: Global Change Ecology: A research assistant is sought to compliment our research group working at the Nevada Desert Research Center. Our field site lies within Mojave Desert on the Nevada Test Site (NTS), and incorporates existing facilities to measure the effects of elevated CO2 (FACE), increased nitrogen deposition, increased summer precipitation, and biological soil crust disturbance on an intact desert ecosystem. The successful applicant will hold a B.Sc. in life or environmental science, and possess excellent computer skills for data management and analysis. Responsibilities include extensive fieldwork as well as laboratory components. The research assistant will be expected to work closely with incumbent postdoctoral associates as well as undergraduate assistants. Good physical conditioning, to enable fieldwork under extreme environmental conditions found in the Mojave Desert during the summer and winter months, is required. The successful candidate must be able to obtain DOE clearance for entry into the Nevada Test Site. Funding is available for 12 months, with the possibility of extension dependent upon additional federal funding. Application review begins December 15, remaining open until filled, with a start date of February 1, 2004. This position comes with a competitive salary commensurate with experience. Please submit a statement of interest, curriculum vitae, and two letters of recommendation to Prof. Stan Smith, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Nevada, 89154-4004. Email: Posted: 11/25/03.

University of Nevada, Reno: A position is available in Las Vegas studying a population of feral horses in the Spring Mountains, Nevada. The applicant must have basic horse knowledge and previous experience with domestic or feral horses is preferred. Job details include identifying over 150 individual horses and recording detailed behavioral data on these individuals. Applicants should be multi-task oriented, in good physical health, and able to work both as a team and alone in the field. Some workdays will last over 12 hours, (i.e. before dawn and after dark). Applicants must feel comfortable collecting fecal samples and working around wild horses. The job will start in June 2004 and will last until at least December 2004. Housing will be provided within the city of Las Vegas or Henderson, Nevada. Applicants must be able to drive an hour each way to the field site. All field equipment and vehicles will be provided. In addition, the applicant must be able to delegate tasks to volunteers. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Interested applicants should send or email resume, including references and a cover letter expressing interest in the job to: Meeghan Simmons, University of Nevada, Reno, Biology Department/314, Reno, NV 89557., 775-784-1703. Posted: 5/11/04.

University of Nevada, Reno: Positions available (paid and volunteer) to assist in research on Lahontan cutthroat trout and other components of Walker Lake, Nevada. Duties include: monitoring trout using sonar telemetry and other techniques, sampling fish and phytoplankton, and collecting water chemistry data. Applicants must be able to swim and comfortable with boating operations (previous boating experience preferred). In addition, applicants must be willing to work some long days and on a variable schedule, and to live in a communal house in Hawthorne, NV. Applicants should have a responsible work ethic and a strong interest in vertebrate field ecology, and work well with others. Stipend will be provided for paid positions. Term of position is six months, beginning immediately, with the likelihood of extension. Applicants should provide a letter of interest and a resume or CV with three references ASAP. Applications will be accepted until position is filled. Send information to: Natalie K. Marioni, Biological Resources Research Center, MS-315, University of Nevada, Reno, Reno, NV 89557-0015. Any questions? Call #775.784.1703 or to submit electronically: Posted: 4/7/04.

University of Nevada, Reno: Rangeland Ecologist. Qualifications: Master's degree (preferred) from an accredited institution in Plant Ecology, Natural Resources or a related field, or a Bachelor's and one year of demonstrated professional experience in the sampling design, collection, analysis, and publishing of data from process-based ecological field studies; working knowledge of plant ecological research; knowledge and familiarity with the taxonomy and identification of Great Basin vegetation; knowledge of experimental design, computers, and statistical analyses. Abilities that are highly desirable include: 1) to use scientific equipment to test, sample, and gather data; and 2) to read, record and interpret research data. The Rangeland Ecologist will have primary responsibility for setting up experimental studies for a multi-disciplinary rangeland ecology research project and then the collection and analysis of data and samples from those studies. The project's overall goal is to identify concepts and management strategies that are needed to control the spreading dominance of the invasive exotic annual cheatgrass, Bromus tectorum, and to restore native plants and biodiversity on northern Great Basin rangelands. A series of common experiments in Idaho, Nevada, Oregon and Utah will be used to: 1) test techniques for controlling cheatgrass, establishing native plants and restoring ecosystem structure and function; 2) provide an ecological understanding of why restoration techniques succeed or fail; 3) develop conceptual and economic bases for choosing appropriate management techniques; and 4) convey knowledge to ranchers and other professionals and to increase student and public awareness of invasive species and native plant restoration problems. The successful candidate will play a key role in meeting the goals and objectives of this project and will interact with researchers across the region. The Rangeland Ecologist will spend extended periods of time at remote field study locations in north central Nevada, especially during the spring and summer. The ecologist will also need to interact and work with other collaborating investigators in Idaho, Oregon, and Utah as needed. Starting salary is targeted at the rate equivalent to the federal GS-7/9 level (approximately $33k per year) and will be commensurate with experience; medical, dental, and vision benefits are provided for the employee. This grant-funded position is expected to continue for 2-3 years; continued employment is contingent on the availability of funding. Consideration of applications will begin on June 11, 2004. Starting Date: As soon as possible. Send a letter of application summarizing how you meet the qualifications, a curriculum vitae, and the name, address, email address, and telephone number for three references to: Robert S. Nowak, Dept. of Natural Resources & Environmental Science / MS 370, University of Nevada, Reno, Reno, NV 89557. For additional information, contact: Bob Nowak (775-784-1656, Information is also available from and from Posted: 5/25/04.

University of Nevada, Reno: The Research Technician will have primary responsibility for the collection and processing of samples from studies located in north central and southern Nevada. The technician will spend approximately 60% of their time in the field and 40% in the laboratory and will work under the direct supervision of the Rangeland Ecologist and the Post-doctoral Associate. The projects on which the technician will work include: 1) research to control the spread of the invasive exotic annual cheatgrass, Bromus tectorum, and restore native plants and biodiversity on northern Great Basin rangelands; 2) investigations on the influence of elevated atmospheric CO2 on ecosystem functions in the Mojave Desert. The successful candidate will play a key role in meeting the goals and objectives of these projects and will interact with researchers across the region. Qualifications: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a degree in biological, soil or crop science or appropriate field and two years of experience related to the assigned research area in which the applicant performed duties equivalent to preparing experimental field plots, preparing feed rations according to research criteria and collecting and/or recording simple field data; or graduation from high school or the equivalent and three years of experience related to the assigned research area in which the applicant performed duties equivalent to those described in option I; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Applicants must be: 1) capable of extended fieldwork under adverse desert conditions; 2) capable of using 4-wheel drive vehicles and mechanized field equipment; 3) able to work effectively with minimal supervision plus work as a productive team member; and 4) highly motivated with strong interpersonal and communication skills. Highly desirable qualifications include demonstrated abilities to: use scientific equipment to test, sample, and gather data; and measure, record, and interpret vegetation data. General computer skills, particularly the use of spreadsheets and databases, are also desirable. Work Location and Salary: The Research Technician will spend extended periods of time at remote field study locations in north central and southern Nevada, especially during the spring and summer. The technician will also interact and work with other collaborating investigators in Idaho, Oregon, and Utah as needed. Starting approximate annual salary is $29,670 and will be commensurate with experience; medical, dental, and vision benefits. This grant-funded position is expected to continue for 2 years; continued employment is contingent on the availability of funding. Consideration of applications will begin on February 2, 2004. Starting Date: March 1, 2004. For application form, see or contact BCN, Human Resources, Mail Stop 240, Artemesia Bldg., Reno, NV 89557, (775)784-6844, hearing impaired (775)784-1706. A resume cannot be accepted in lieu of State of NV application. For additional information, contact: Bob Nowak (775) 784-1656, or Carlos Wilson (775) 784-6294, Posted: 1/13/04.

University of New Hampshire: Research Technician III to assist with laboratory and field operations for a research program studying carbon and nitrogen cycling in forests. Duties include operation and maintenance of analytical instrumentation; preparation and analysis of foliage, water and soil samples; organization and execution of field sampling; data entry and data management; supervision of hourly employees. Minimum qualifications: bachelor's degree in a scientific field, preferably natural resources, biology, chemistry or related area; or associate’s degree plus 2 years experience; or high school diploma plus 4 years experience. Sufficient manual dexterity to perform duties of position. Must be able to wear and use personal protective equipment, as necessary. Desirable Qualifications: General laboratory and field work experience. Knowledge of spreadsheet, database, and statistical software. Ability to perform field work in difficult terrain. Experience with analytical instruments is required. Pay based on experience, to start not below $29,560. Apply online by April 5. More info: Erik Hobbie (1-603-862-3581, Posted: 3/16/04.

University of New Mexico: We currently seek to fill a position for a Research Scientist I to implement field studies in plant ecology at the Sevilleta LTER. Job duties will include work on a NIGEC-funded rainfall manipulation project to assess the response of grassland, shrubland, and a grass-shrub ecotone to extended periods of drought or increased precipitation. Additional duties will include other manipulative studies of water and nutrients at the Sevilleta LTER. Experience with plant ecology field work in remote locations, the methods of plant water relations and physiological ecology, and data management and analysis is desirable. The position is available immediately and will remain open until filled. However, for best consideration, apply online by Feb 10, 2002. We expect that funding for this position will be available through 8/31/06. To apply, see the full job ad. For more information, contact Will Pockman (505-277-2724, Posted: 2/2/04.

University of New Mexico: The Long Term Ecological Research (LTER) Network Office is seeking an individual to fill the position of Web Designer to fill a recent vacancy. The LTER Network Office is responsible for the design, implementation, and maintenance of several web sites that educate, distribute information, and create a platform for research among the 24 U.S. LTER sites, international LTER sites, and cooperating research agencies and individuals. The ideal candidate will have a background in natural science, strong skills in writing and editing for web sites, as well as the ability to make websites happen in a Dreamweaver environment. The individual filling the position of Web Designer will, work under general supervision, to design, research, create, and edit layout for new web content, producing a consistent functional and visual image on the web sites, will maintain templates and image archives, and create enhancements and modifications to web sites within an existing organizational structure. The expanding role of web-based infrastructure in ecological research, plus the commitment of the University of New Mexico, the Department of Biology, and its research components to the support of the LTER program creates opportunities for professional growth development in this position. Preference will be given to: 1 - Bachelors degree from accredited college or university. 2 - Experience in technical editing of web content and graphical design capability as it applies to web design. 3 – Experience developing and maintaining websites under Apache web server. 4 – Fluency in and demonstrated ability to program in markup languages used in web content development (html, xhtml) 5 - Experience in software tools for the creation of web content and graphics design (e.g., Dreamweaver, Photoshop) 6 – Fluency in and demonstrated ability to program in procedural and object-oriented programming languages used for web application development (php, javascript, perl), 7 - Experience/interest in working in a team environment with ecological researchers. Please contact Patricia Sprott for more information (, 505.272.7314). Posted: 9/15/03.

University of New Mexico: The Sevilleta Long Term Ecological Research (LTER) Program, in the Department of Biology, is seeking a GIS Analyst. The GIS Analyst will, with minimal supervision, provide and coordinate research/data analysis, spatial database maintenance, and support of computer-based GIS/GPS (Geographic Information Systems/Global Positioning Systems) mapping software. The GIS Analyst will be working in a team environment in support of students and faculty doing ecological research. This position will require that employee be able and willing to work in a rigorous field environment collecting GPS data. For more information about the position see the full job ad. Posted: 7/24/03.

University of Notre Dame: Field workers are sought for spring, 2004 to participate in research aimed to understand the impacts of climate change on the distribution of biodiversity. Studies specifically concern the butterflies and grasslands of Vancouver Island, BC. Activities include surveys for butterflies and plants, capturing and sampling adult butterflies in flight, and rearing of caterpillars. We seek someone with enthusiasm, patience, and willingness to work hard in the name of science and conservation. Candidates should be able to live and work in groups and spend time alone in the field each day. Period of work is April 15 to June 30 with possible extension to July 31. Housing is provided, and workers will be paid a modest monthly stipend. To apply for this position, send an email to containing a resume, the names and contact information of two references, and one or two paragraphs explaining your interests, goals, and reason for wanting to participate in field studies. More information. Posted: 2/17/04.

University of Notre Dame: A research technician is needed in the lab of Dr. David Lodge. While primarily located on Notre Dame’s campus, travel will be required to field sites in northern Michigan/Wisconsin and coastal North Carolina to work on projects including landscape spread and impact of invasive species, lake restoration after invasion, waterfowl-impact and several other on-going projects (see above link for further project descriptions). Duties include assisting graduate students and post-docs with projects in the laboratory/field (40% lab, 25% field), and with laboratory management and library research (30%). Minimum qualifications include B.A./B.S. degree, undergraduate research experience, and an interest in ecology. Other desirable skills include; mathematical and statistical skills, experience in identification of aquatic organisms, and experience with ArcGIS and other applicable computer programs. Depending on experience and interests, the job will provide opportunities for research involvement, professional development, and attendance at professional meetings. Position will begin in June or July 2004, depending on candidate availability, with a starting salary of $25,958 per year plus benefits. Please email your letter of interest, resume, and names, addresses, phone numbers, and emails of three references to: Joanna McNulty ( Posted: 7/24/03, revised: 3/9/04.

University of Notre Dame: Summer field assistants are needed to work with Dr. Gary Belovsky on Grasshopper Ecosystem Study located on the National Bison Range, Moiese, Montana. This is an on-going, long-term experimental project. Technicians will help set up experiments (which includes building experimental cages and catching large numbers of grasshoppers), monitor and take down experiments. Technicians must learn to identify grasshopper species and area plants. Work will involve catching grasshoppers, censusing grasshoppers in the experiments, maintaining experimental cages, and sampling vegetation and soils. Some heavy lifting is required. Field work is hard work that requires dedication and perseverance, and attention to detail. Willingness to contribute to a positive group dynamic and/while working in adverse weather and rough terrain is required. Field experience is helpful, but will train. Four positions are available which pay $1,000/month. Two positions would start May 24 and end September 30, and two positions would start June 14 and end either in mid-late August or extend until September 30. There is opportunity for a full-time position in the fall for a qualified candidate. These dates do not include the time to travel to Montana. Housing is provided. Deadline for application is April 30 for the first 2 positions; May 21 for the second 2 positions. Review of applications will begin April 19. Decisions will be made soon after the application deadline, or before if enough qualified applicants are received. Preference will be given to undergraduates or recently graduated students with backgrounds in biology and interests in a career in ecology or conservation biology. A valid driver's license is required. Having one's own vehicle is advantageous as grocery stores, laundromat, bank, etc. are approx. 20 miles from the house that is provided. Please contact Jennifer Slade Belovsky, (574) 631-0987, or email: for questions. Please provide cover letter, resume, and 3 work-related references. Posted: 7/8/03, revised: 4/14/04.

University of Oregon: A part-time field technician position is available immediately through September 2004. Longer term is possible depending on funding. Location: Santa Margarita Ecological Reserve (Fallbrook, CA) and Elliot Chaparral Reserve (San Diego, CA). Duties: Assist with field and laboratory studies, data collection, and data management in an NSF-funded study of how the specialized mutualism between yuccas and yucca moths responds to the recent fires in southern California. Establish permanent quadrats and monitor populations at two (or more) study sites. Research topics include fire ecology, demographic studies of moth and yuccas, and pollination biology of yuccas. Most time will be spent in the field, or in the laboratory facilities associated with the Santa Margarita field station. Qualifications: Attention to details, ability to manage multiple tasks, work independently and as a team. Ability to work irregular hours under sometimes harsh environmental conditions. A bachelors degree in the sciences and some relevant previous field experience is required. Computer skills, including experience with MS Excel are highly desirable Background in ecology, plant biology, and/or entomology is strongly preferred. Salary: Commensurate with experience for 0.75 time. Lodging is available at the Santa Margarita field station at a modest cost. Application: Submit cover letter, resume, and three letters of recommendation to the below address. Submit electronic applications as a single pdf document, letters may be sent via separate email. For full consideration submit application materials by March 15. Position open until filled. Posting: 4027. Fire Ecology Position, C/O Daniel Udovic, Center for Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, 5289 University of Oregon, Eugene, OR 97403-5289. Email: Posted: 3/2/04.

University of Pittsburgh: Pymatuning Laboratory of Ecology is seeking instructors for two undergraduate field courses. The station is located in Linesville, PA approximately 40 miles southwest of Erie in Pymatuning State Park on the shores of the 17,000-acre Pymatuning Lake. These courses include: (1) Behavioral Ecology: "animal behavior is studied from an ecological and evolutionary perspective. Current models of foraging, mating and social behavior are evaluated through lectures, readings, field observations and experiments". (June 21-July 9). (2) Aquatic Entomology: "the study of immature and adult aquatic insects with emphasis on their taxonomy, ecology, behavior, and economic importance. Field collections from streams, lakes, ponds, and wetlands will be required". (July 12-July 30). Please send cover letter and C.V. by surface mail or email by March 10, 2004 to: Peter Quinby (, Director, Pymatuning Laboratory of Ecology, 13142 Hartstown Road, Linesville, PA 16424. These are contract positions with the possibility of renewal in future summers, salaries are competitive, and no-cost for room & board. Family members may be accommodated. Posted: 2/11/04.

University of Toledo: We are beginning a three-year USDA Forest Service funded project of measuring the biosphere-atmosphere exchanges of water, carbon and energy in three eastern US forests (a loblolly pine forest in NC and two hardwood stands in SC and OH). The work will link to ongoing studies with the goal of extrapolating individual stand fluxes to landscape and regional exchanges through the use of remote sensing techniques. The successful candidate will be responsible for maintaining the flux measurement towers, process and analyze the data, update the web-based database, assist graduate students with field measurements (biometry, soil and plant gas exchange). A crucial part of the work will be interacting with the personnel at the NC and SC study sites and compile a master database of all study sites. The project is expected to expand and establish a pair of flux towers in North-Eastern China to address the issue of management effects on the atmosphere-biosphere exchanges. The appointee will be working in the Landscape Ecology and Ecosystem Sciences (LEES) Lab, and report to Drs. Chen and Noormets. Qualifications: Experience with maintaining research instruments (data loggers, micro-meteorological sensors), experience with building mechanical and electronic devices, knowledge of statistical methods and experience with large datasets are highly desired. The candidates should not be afraid of heights (occasional work on 10-30m tall towers will be required) and enjoy both outdoor and laboratory work. B.S. degree in engineering, meteorology, applied/environmental physics, or any related discipline is preferred. The work involves some travel to other flux towers throughout the year, safe driving record required. The successful candidate is expected to have good work ethic and maintain organized records of all data and protocols. Contact: Please send a CV, a cover letter addressing how you see yourself fit the qualifications listed above by August 20th, 2003 to: Dr. Asko Noormets, Department of Earth, Ecological and Environmental Sciences (EEES), Mail Stop 604, The University of Toledo, 2801 W. Bancroft St., Toledo, OH 43606. E-mail: Posted: 7/18/03.

[position filled] University of Utah: Research Technician/Research Specialist to assist senior research personnel with laboratory and field experiments involving ecosystem-atmosphere exchange of atmospheric gases (CO2 and H2O) and their stable isotopic variants, focused on ecosystem carbon and water cycling. Laboratory duties will primarily include 1) analytical management of a tunable diode laser absorption facility for measurement of stable isotopes of CO2 in air, 2) design, construction, and maintenance of field and laboratory gas analysis systems, 3) stable isotope and other analyses of air, plants, soils, and water, 4) data analysis, and 5) interaction with students and postdoctoral scientists. Field research will take place in the Canyonlands region of southeast Utah, the Wasatch Mountains near Salt Lake City, and other sites. The technician will have primary responsibility for the maintenance of existing eddy covariance instrumentation in a semi-arid grassland, and development of new instrumentation. Field work will amount to several one-week trips per year plus more frequent travel to maintain continuous measurements (2 days every few weeks). Requirements: 1) a Bachelors or Masters degree in biology, chemistry, physics, engineering, computer science, or related fields, or equivalent work experience, 2) demonstrated experience with analytical instrumentation, 3) general proficiency with PC computers, 4) strong communication and quantitative skills, and 5) self-motivation and the ability to work with minimal supervision. Experience in one or more of the following is desired: mass spectrometry, gas chromatography, or other analytical instrumentation; eddy covariance, gas exchange, or other flux measurement techniques; datalogger and computer programming (Campbell Scientific loggers, Splus, C); infrared gas analysis of CO2 and H2O; basic electronics, weather station maintenance, solar power. This is a full-time, grant funded position with an initial appointment of 1 year and potential for repeated renewal, subject to satisfactory performance. Review of applicants will begin Sept.15, 2003; the position will remain open until filled. This position is offered at two levels depending on qualifications. Salary will be commensurate with experience. The positions are Lab Specialist, $13.56-$21.69/hr, Lab Technician, $10.19-$16.30/hr. To apply, go the Division of Human Resources website and look thru current open positions for Job # YE 15107. For more information contact: Dr. Dave Bowling, Dept. of Biology, University of Utah, 801-581-2130, Posted: 8/26/03.

University of Vermont: A field biologist is needed to assist with collection of pine tree demographic data in Everglades National Park. The position requires an individual that is capable of working independently with a minimum amount of supervision. The primary responsibilities of the position will be to census pine trees, measuring growth and survivorship, maintain seed traps and census tree seedlings. Secondary tasks include processing seed trap contents and entering data into computer spreadsheets. This work is part of a study of the effects of fires and hurricanes on pine demography. More information on research. The position requires extensive time spent in the field, usually not accompanied by others. The Florida Everglades can be a challenging environment in which to work, with high temperatures, humidity and insects. The position is available immediately and will continue through June with the possibility of continued employment beyond June. Salary will be $12 per hour with a 40 hour work week. The position does not include medical insurance, paid leave or sick time. Inexpensive park housing may be available depending on occupancy levels. The position requires a bachelor's degree in the biological or environmental sciences or a related area, an interest in plant ecology, and a desire to work outdoors. For more information, please contact Dr. Brian Beckage ( To apply, email a cv, a letter describing your interests and experience in ecology, and names and telephone numbers/email addresses of 3 references to Posted: 8/18/03, revised: 9/30/03.

University of Washington: Two field positions are available to assist with studies of conifer encroachment of dry montane meadows in the western Cascade Range of Oregon [project description]. Salary: $11/hr+, depending on qualifications. Duration: 14 June-30 August 2004. Housing will be provided at the HJ Andrews Experimental Forest. For the full job ad, contact: Charlie Halpern (206-543-2789, Closing Date: 15 March 2004. Posted: 1/28/04.

University of Wisconsin-Madison: A technical position (Associate Research Specialist) is available to manage and conduct research in chemical ecology. The focus of this large and dynamic research group is plant chemistry as a mediator of ecological interactions. Major research interests include the effects of global atmospheric change (e.g., enriched CO2 and ozone) on forest communities, and the consequences of gene x environment interactions for trophic associations and ecosystem function. Additional information about the research group Responsibilities: Performance of chemical assays of plant tissues, including spectrophotometric and chromatographic (HPLC, HPTLC) techniques. Overall organization of routine laboratory operations (equipment maintenance, purchasing of supplies, supervision of hourly employees, etc.). Implementation of experiments in laboratory (80%), greenhouse (10%) and field (10%). Data entry and analysis. Qualifications include experience with standard chemical/biochemical analytical techniques and well-developed bench-top skills. Strong organizational, interpersonal and communication skills are essential. Commitment to excellence is required. Interest in ecology/environmental science is preferred. Salary will be commensurate with experience, $25,700 - 31,000/year for Associate Research Specialist. Start date is July 1, 2004 (flexible). Application procedure: Telephone or e-mail inquiries prior to application are encouraged. To apply, send 1) letter describing fit to the position and professional goals, 2) resume, 3) transcripts, and 4) names/phone numbers/e-mail addresses of three references to: Dr. Rick Lindroth, Dept. of Entomology, 237 Russell Labs, 1630 Linden Drive, Madison, WI 53706. Phone: 608-263-6277, e-mail: Posted: 4/8/04.

University of Wisconsin-Madison: We seek applicants for Ecological Field Manager (official title: Research Intern) of a long-term ecosystem study in the Flambeau River State Forest, Rusk County, north central Wisconsin. Professors David Mladenoff and Tom Gower are co-PIs on the project. The position is supervised by the project manager and will be structured as full-time employment. After an initial 6-month period of evaluation, the position is expected to be renewed on an annual basis dependent on funding. The successful candidate will manage ongoing field research in northern hardwood forests on the effects of large-scale experimental manipulations of large woody debris and canopy openings. The overall study directly examines the development of old-growth forest processes, including carbon and nitrogen cycling. Current field tasks encompass diverse ecological field sampling and monitoring, including plant communities (species identification and cover estimates by strata), forest structure (stem map), canopy gaps (hemispherical photos), coarse woody debris, carbon and nitrogen dynamics (litter fall, decomposition, soil sampling), soil CO2 flux, forest surveying/mapping (GPS, GIS), and meteorological monitoring. Related laboratory and computer activities include sample preparation and analysis using sensitive equipment, large database management, statistics, and logistical planning. Required: Either a bachelor’s degree with 2 years of work experience or a graduate degree is required in botany, ecology, biology, biogeochemistry, soil science, forestry, or a related discipline. Field experience is strongly preferred, including: 1) crew management, 2) the flora of northern hardwood forests, 3) forest mensuration, 4) sample collection, and 5) continuous monitoring of microclimate stations. The ideal candidate will have a solid background with permanent field plots and related data collection, with knowledge of data loggers, database management, spreadsheet programs, statistical analyses, and GPS/GIS a plus. The successful candidate will be expected to be a conscientious and well-organized self-starter capable of independent work and timely project completion. A valid driver’s license is required, as is the ability to work and live with a field crew, and a willingness to put in long hours in all weather conditions as necessary to assure task completion. Applicants should be in good health and prepared to live in rural north central Wisconsin. Applicants should also be capable of vigorous physical activity; working outdoors in hot, cold, rainy, and buggy weather; carrying > 40-pound pack across uneven terrain; and hiking many miles per day. Starting annual salary is $25,120. Benefits are included, along with free housing near the Flambeau River State Forest during the 6-month field season. Deadline: Email applications are suggested, and should be received by March 8, 2004. We plan to fill this position by April 12, 2004, though the position will remain open, and applications will be accepted, until filled. The starting date may be negotiable. Please send a cover letter, resume, and list of three references to: Dr. Tom Hayes, Project Manager, Univ. of Wisconsin, Dept. of Forest Ecology and Management, 120 Russell Labs, 1630 Linden Drive, Madison, Wisconsin 53706; email:; telephone: 608/265-6321, pager: 800/205-4571. Posted: 2/11/04.

University of Wisconsin-Madison: Field assistant jobs - Spring-Summer-Fall 2004 Forest Landscape Ecology Lab, Department of Forest Ecology and Management. We will be hiring 10-12 people as seasonal field assistants for three projects, located throughout Wisconsin. The positions may be structured as student hourly or limited term employment. 1. Effects of deer herd reduction on vegetation. Location: Southwestern Wisconsin. 1 position: mid April through August 2004, 2 additional positions: mid May through August 2004. The field work will consist mainly of vegetation identification, from the herbaceous to the tree strata in a landscape composed of a very fragmented matrix of forest and agricultural plots. Along with vegetation sampling, local deer density will be evaluated using either pellet counts or track counts along each transects, as well as browsing intensity indicators. Requirements: Good vegetation identification skills. Ability to use a GPS and a compass, and to read maps. Independence, organization, willing to work in all weather conditions. 2. Effects of forest management on plant diversity, ecosystem processes, and carbon cycling in mature northern hardwoods. Location: Flambeau River State Forest, Rusk County, Wisconsin 2 positions: mid April through mid October 2004, 2-4 additional positions: mid or late May through August 2004. Diverse ecological field sampling and monitoring, including plant communities, forest structure (stem map), canopy gaps (hemispherical photos), coarse woody debris, organic matter dynamics (litter fall, decomposition, soil sampling), and meteorological monitoring (continuous and periodic data). Lab work includes preparing soil and vegetation samples; and analyzing various ecological data. Requirements: Good understanding of plant identification and ecosystem processes, knowledge of ecological field sampling (soil, vegetation, forest structure, microclimate), ability to work and live with others at field station, independence, organization, willing to work in all weather conditions. 3. Northwest Wisconsin Pine Barrens: vegetation survey. 4 positions: May through mid June 2004. This is a landscape scale, plant community ecology project, investigating the ecology factors that shape the pine barrens plant community within Northwest Wisconsin’s sand plain. The field work will involve finding transects with a GPS unit, surveying herbaceous and woody vegetation and collecting soil samples for later analysis. We will be working outside in all weather conditions. Requirements: Knowledge of Wisconsin flora: shrubs, herbs and grasses of pine barrens/dry prairie. GPS navigation. Ability to work independently. Ability to take tidy notes in small spaces, attention to detail. Contact: Email applications are suggested. Please send a cover letter, resume, and list of three references to: Ted Sickley, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Department of Forest Ecology and Management, 120 Russell Labs, 1630 Linden Drive, Madison, Wisconsin 53706; email:; telephone: 608/265-6321. Posted: 2/11/04.

Utah Division of Wildlife Resources: A. Bird Survey Crew Leader (1). Position starts April 1 and runs to approximately Sept 30, with some flexibility on either end. We're looking for someone who can survey western riparian birds by sight and song, sample vegetation -all while overseeing the day-to-day logistics of a complex, widely disbursed study. We expect this new position to be roughly 60/40 field work/administrative work. Position is based out of Salt Lake but will require frequent travel. We provide a field vehicle and food but sorry no housing. All applicants must be willing and able to work long hours/days solo, (car-) camp for extended periods, hike up to 5 miles/day, have good vision and hearing, have a valid sense of humor, and an excellent diver's license. Salary up to $15/hr (depending upon experience and funding). Responsibilities: 1. Oversee 3-4 technicians for 3-4 months; 2. Administer day-today study logistics; 3. Conduct unlimited distance bird surveys in western riparian habitats; 4. Conduct vegetation surveys around bird survey points; 5. Organize and coordinate bird observer training week; 6. Coordinate field schedules between sub-studies and side projects; 7. Spot check techs to ensure field methods are being correctly employed; 8. Responsible for the quality and timeliness of technician's data entry. Qualifications: 1. Able to ID western birds by sight, song, & call (prefer at least 2 seasons) 2. Able to ID western plants (prefer at least 1 season) 3. Experienced with unlimited distance bird survey methods 4. Experienced with vegetation sampling methods 5. Demonstrated leadership ability 6. Detail oriented, organized, and a problem solver 7. Experience with bureaucracy a plus (state or federal). B. Wildlife Techs (3). Positions start May 1 to approximately Sept 15, with some flexibility on either end. Enthusiastic, curious, and independent-minded birders needed to conduct point transect and vegetation sampling for the 13th year of Utah's statewide riparian bird survey. Salary up to 12/hr (depending upon experience); we provide a vehicle and food but not housing. Applicants must be willing to work long hours solo, (car-)camp for extended periods, hike up to 5 miles/day, and have excellent vision, hearing, and a valid diver's license. Preferred: 1) able to identify western riparian breeding birds by sight and sound, 2) experienced with unlimited distance point count methods, 3) experienced with basic vegetation sampling methods, and 4) able to play well with others. Western riparian plant ID skills also a plus. Surveyors must attend mandatory week-long training, tentatively scheduled for May 3-7 in Moab (paid, plus we provide food & lodging). Both: Application review will begin by Feb 15 and continue until positions are filled. Send (email best) cover letter, CV, and the names, addresses and phone numbers of three references to Russ Norvell, Avian Ecologist, Non-Game Avian Program, UT Division of Wildlife Resources, 1594 W. North Temple, Suite 2110, Box 146301, Salt Lake City, UT 84114-6301. For more information: (801-537-3463, Posted: 1/14/04.

Utah State University: The Remote Sensing/GIS Lab seeks a qualified individual to conduct field data collection for a state-wide land cover image classification (remote sensing) project during the summer (May 3 until about August 27, 2004). The field technician will be responsible for collecting vegetation community data using ocular methods and will work with a partner. The incumbent will receive training on protocols and identification techniques throughout the course of the study, and will work under thedirection of the Project Coordinator and Landcover Analyst. Qualifications: Knowledge of scientific names of common plants in Utah. Experience in plant identification and site data collection. General background in ecology or botany. General computer literacy; experience with ArcView and GPS a plus. Willingness to work long hours for extended periods. Must enjoy being outdoors; willingness to camp for periods of 4-5 days. Must have a valid driver's license and be capable of navigating through backcountry. Compensation: $8.00-$13.50 depending on experience. A field vehicle and necessary data collecting equipment (laptop, GPS unit, etc.) are provided by the RS/GIS Lab. Compensation includes a per-diem to cover cost of food. When necessary, hotel accommodations are covered by the RS/GIS Lab. Camping equipment must be furnished by the incumbent. Send resume (by April 30, 2004) to: John Lowry ( Posted: 4/22/04.

Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation, Division of Natural Heritage: Field Ecologist (Environmental Specialist II), Position # 00404. The chief responsibility of this position is to collect, analyze, and interpret vegetation data toward the goal of classifying and mapping the ecological communities of Virginia. For more information, see the full job ad Closing Date: January 10, 2004. Posted: 12/15/03.

Virginia Institute of Marine Science: A research associate position in natural abundance isotope biogeochemistry is available beginning summer 2004 in the School of Marine Science, VIMS, College of Wm. & Mary. The successful individual will assist in the collection and preparation of samples for C-14, C-13 and N-15 analyses of dissolved, colloidal, particulate, and sedimentary organic and inorganic materials, including the operation and maintenance of vacuum extraction lines and graphite target preparation for isotope ratio mass spectrometry and accelerator mass spectrometry. Familiarity with other standard analytical techniques (e.g., organic and inorganic C, N and P, oxygen, alkalinity, etc.) in fresh and marine waters, as well as with organic separation and/or microbial ecological techniques, is highly desirable. The position also requires extensive fieldwork using small boats in rivers and estuaries, as well as on ships in coastal ocean waters for up to 2-3 weeks at a time. The successful individual will ideally have an undergraduate degree in chemistry or biology, and/or a master's degree in some area of aquatic or marine geochemistry or biogeochemistry. Previous experience in isotope geochemistry, as well as prior technical experience in a biogeochemistry lab and fieldwork with small boat handling is considered an asset. This position will be filled for a minimum of 3 years. Starting pay will be $26-34k per year based on the level of experience. Full health and retirement benefits are included. The position will remain open until filled. Interested individuals should send a letter of interest and experience, curriculum vitae, and names, addresses (including e-mail addresses) and phone numbers of 3 references to: Dr. James Bauer, School of Marine Science, Virginia Institute of Marine Science, College of William and Mary, Route 1208, Gloucester Point, VA 23062-1346. phone: (804) 684-7136, fax: (804) 684-7789, e-mail: Posted: 4/27/04.

Virginia Tech: Red Knot/Shorebird Research Assistants (4): 19 Apr–18 Jun (end date negotiable). Assist in radio-telemetry study of habitat use and diet of red knots in the Delaware Bay. Interact with federal, state, and university biologists in both NJ and DE. Qualifications: Bachelors degree in Ecology, Wildlife, Environmental Science or related field. Ability to identify shorebirds, work long hours under difficult conditions, work alone, participate in aerial and boat monitoring of birds, hike long distances on beaches and through marshes, identify small colored leg bands, collect and computerize data, and participate in sorting and identification of invertebrate prey. Experience identifying shorebirds, operating small watercraft, and conducting radio-telemetry studies is preferred. Valid driver’s license required. $400/week + housing. Send vita including academic background, transcripts, and 3 references to: Sarah Karpanty, Department of Fisheries and Wildlife Sciences, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA 24061-0321 (EM: (Prefer e-mail attachment). Application review will begin immediately and continue until positions are filled. Posted: 2/10/04.

Washington State Department of Ecology: Administrative Intern 2 (Environmental), Olympia, WA Description: $11.25/hour DOQ. Starting dates (approximate): April 1 2004 (Position 1) and May 31 2004 (Position 2). Ending date: October/November 2004. Full time. Interns serve as field assistants on 2-member crews during collection of regional headwaters stream and air temperature data related to new State of Washington forestry practices rules. For full job ads see For more information, contact Jack Janisch (; 360.407.6649) Closing Date: March 12, 2004. Posted: 2/13/04.

Water Resources Research Institute: The WRRI of the University of North Carolina, located at North Carolina State University Raleigh, is seeking to hire a highly-motivated professional to coordinate environmental education and communication programs sponsored by the WRRI. The mission of the WRRI is threefold: to identify the state's ever-changing water research needs, to motivate and support research by qualified scientists, and to provide for technology transfer. This position will work closely with the Director, Associate Director, and staff to develop, organize, and support educational programs for environmental professionals. The position is responsible for organizing an annual statewide water resources research conference as well as numerous environment-related seminars, workshops, and conferences. The position will also work with university research faculty, agency scientists and managers, consulting professionals, and cooperating organizations to identify and implement new initiatives to meet water-related educational needs in North Carolina. The position requires a Masters Degree with a minimum two years experience in environmental management, planning, or education and excellent communication skills. Experience with event planning and coordination is desirable. Candidates must be capable of handling multiple tasks simultaneously and must be highly computer and web literate to provide online support for events. The position involves significant web development and electronic communications duties. Candidates must send an application letter, resume, and contact information (including e-mail addresses) for three references by August 15, 2003, to: Dr. Kenneth Reckhow, Director, WRRI, Box 7912, Raleigh, NC 27695-7912. Phone: 919-515-2815, E-Mail:, Electronic applications are acceptable. Full job ad. Posted: 7/9/03.

Wildlife Conservation Society: We seek a person skilled at applying Geographic Information Systems (GIS) to support WCS efforts to save wildlife worldwide. The Program Manager / GIS Analyst will oversee the day to day operations of the Landscape Ecology laboratory, while stationed at the Bronx Zoo, New York. The successful applicant will be expected to support GIS analyses conducted by the Living Landscapes Program, WCS field scientists, and other WCS units; train WCS staff on the use of GIS; and administer computer hardware, software and networks in a Windows NT/2000 computing environment. Candidates must have Master’s degree in Geography, Computer Science or Environmental Science (or a related discipline) and have had at least two years experience in environmental GIS using the ArcGIS, ARC/INFO and Arcview software packages. Candidates must be able to demonstrate a competence in performing routine computer support for PC (various flavors of Windows) workstations, computer programming in GIS environments (e.g. Visual Basic, AML, Avenue), and an ability to train other personnel in GIS. Excellent communication skills, both spoken and written, are required. Other desired experience/skills include ArcIMS/ArcSDE, biotelemetry, global positioning systems, remote sensing data, cartography, and applying GIS in an international context. The salary range is $40k - $50k per year. To apply, please send by regular mail a cover letter describing your qualifications and reasons for desiring this position, resume and a sample of your GIS work (maps and analyses) to Dr. Eric Sanderson, Associate Director, Wildlife Conservation Society, 2300 Southern Blvd., Bronx, NY, 10460 USA. Email submissions will not be considered. Applications must be received by October 15, 2003, for full consideration. For more information, contact Dr. Sanderson at Posted: 9/15/03.

World Wildlife Fund: WWF seeks a highly motivated Marine Conservation Specialist to support efforts to blend rigorous marine science with practical applications in our conservation programs worldwide. Responsibilities of this position include: * Supporting marine programs by providing analyses of biodiversity patterns and conservation issues for priority marine ecoregions. Working with ecoregion teams and Conservation Science Program (CSP) staff and using GIS and additional resources (local knowledge, literature, predictive models) to analyze and design conservation land/seascapes within priority sites. * Assembling and maintaining databases on patterns of marine biodiversity and threats. In coordination with Conservation and Regional Scientists, responsible for data relevant to specific conservation projects obtained from conservation peers, governmental agencies, universities. Establishing and maintaining relationships with external users to exchange information and share databases. * Participating in presentations of projects to WWF staff, visitors, and at technical meetings; working with program staff in drafting project proposals and writing articles for publication. * Overseeing interns, research assistants, consultants, and external partners when necessary. The ideal candidate will have a Master's degree in a related field (Conservation Biology, Geography, Marine Ecology, etc.); at least 2 years of conservation experience; expertise with GIS, relational databases, and remote sensing-associated tools; strong analytical capabilities; and knowledge of global patterns of biodiversity and conservation issues. Excellent writing, speaking, and interpersonal skills are preferred. The ability to work independently is critical. Willingness and ability to travel frequently, often to remote locations, is required. Knowledge of Spanish or other languages useful. This position is based in our Washington, DC office. Please send cover letter and resume by email to, by fax to (202) 293-9211, or by mail to World Wildlife Fund, Human Resources Dept. #24072, 1250 24th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20037. No telephone inquiries please. Reviews of applications will begin June 1, 2004. Posted: 5/11/04.

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