Summer field botany techs ~

13 de febrero de 2007

Summer field botany techs

The MIssouri Department of Conservation is hiring 2 summer field botany
technicians to conduct vegetation and soft mast monitoring for the long-
term MOFEP study (Missouri Ozark Forest Ecosystem Project). Duties will
include learning to identify 400+ plants to species, locating permanent
plots and sampling ground vegetaion, measuring coverage, counting and
weighing soft mast fruits, measuring canopy coverage. This position is a
great opportunity to hone your botany skills, learn about forest ecology,
and to interact with professionals in the field. MOFEP is a long-term
experiment designed to evaluate the impacts of forest management practices
on a wide range of biotic and abiotic ecosystem components. For information
about the MOFEP study, go to

Positions are temporary, full-time, and will be based in Ellington, MO
63638 from May 21 - August 24, 2007. Housing is provided. Pay rate is

Preferred applicants will have the following qualifications: 1) completed
course work in plant taxonomy, field botany and/or dendrology, 2) ability
and desire to quickly learn 400+ plant species, 3) ability and desire to
work long hours in rigorous terrain and harsh weather conditions, 4)
ability to navigate with map and compass, 5) a valid driver's license, and
6) experience operating 4x4 vehicles.

Applications will be accepted through February 28, 2007.
Please send electronic or paper resume and references to:

Susan Farrington 551 Joe Jones Blvd. West Plains MO 65775
phone (417) 255-9561 Ext. 307, fax (417) 256-0429

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