Field technicians ~

30 de noviembre de 2005

Field technicians

Several seasonal positions are available for the field season 2006 to study the riparian plant community structure of the upper Snake River in Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming. This project aims to understand and model the physical and biological processes that affect riparian communities in a hydrological regime modified by the operation of Jackson Lake Dam.

Field technicians will work in small teams to inventory plant communities, count and measure tree regeneration, evaluate browsing effects and collect data regarding topography, relief, soils, elevation above water, and other environmental conditions. Site access will be on foot and/or by raft. Applicants must be in excellent physical condition, able to hike in rugged terrain through wetlands and creeks, and enthusiastic about working outdoors in variable weather. The workweek is 40 hours, typically 4 10-hour days. Field work will start in early June and continue to the end of August/beginning of September 2006. Transportation and shared housing will be provided in Grand Teton National Park, about one hour north of Jackson Hole, Wyoming.

QUALIFICATIONS: Experience or course work in botanical sampling methods, plant identification or soil classification; ability to work as a team
member in remote settings. Strong background in plant taxonomy preferred.

COMPENSATION: $8-$12/hour depending on qualification, 40 hours/week, June - August 2006

TO APPLY: Please send a cover letter, resume, unofficial copies of transcripts and list of three references to Sabine Mellmann-Brown, Montana State University, Department of Ecology, 310 Lewis Hall, Bozeman, MT 59717-3460. Inquiries may be addressed to mellmann*at* Review of applications will begin on 15 February 2006.

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