The University of Vermont, Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources is seeking an undergraduate research assistant to assist on a field study examining the impacts of Asian long-horned beetle on mixed hardwood forests in central Massachusetts. The students will work with a multidisciplinary team of graduate students and scientists from the University of Vermont, U.S. Forest Service Northern Research Station, and Harvard Forest.


Applicant requirements:Applicants should have a background in forestry, natural resources, environmental science, ecology or biology.A working knowledge of tree identification and common forest measurements is strongly desired.Applicants must be willing and able to work efficiently in remote forested settings as part of a research team.Applicants must also be able to hike through varied terrain to reach study areas and be willing to work long hours outdoors.


Responsibilities: Work will involve extensive field work, including the collection of vegetation and woody debris data. The position begins early June 2018 and ends mid/late August and will be based out of the Harvard Forest in Petersham, MA.Housing expenses will be provided.Hourly wage will vary from $11-$12 depending on work experience.


Interested candidates should e-mail a letter describing their background, qualifications and interests along with a resum├ęto Emma Sass (emma.s...@uvm.edu <mailto:emma.s...@uvm.edu>) by March 23, 2018.

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Anthony D'Amato
Associate Professor
Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources
University of Vermont
204E Aiken Center
Burlington, VT 05405
Phone: (802) 656-8030
FAX:   (802) 656-8683
Email: awdam...@uvm.edu
Website: http://www.uvm.edu/rsenr/tonydamato/

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