Forest Research Technician – Adaptive Management Experiment(UNR)

Various Locations in the Sierra Nevada, California

The Bisbing Forest Ecology & Silviculture Lab at UNR is hiring full time temporary forestry research technicians as part of the Sierra Nevada Adaptive Management
Experiment (AMEX).

Research technicians will collect data to support on-going research studying the impacts of silvicultural treatments to mitigate climate change impacts on forest ecosystems.

Duties include but are not limited to: installing and re-surveying permanent plots; collecting pre- and post-treatment tree, plant community, fuels, and health data; mapping forest composition and structure, and conducting survival and regeneration assessments. Additional responsibilities may include data entry and data quality control.

Crews will live on-site with non-traditional housing at most locations (tents, trailer, etc.), though housing (i.e., barracks) may be available at few sites. A field vehicle is provided for job use only (if traveling home on days off, you would need to drive your personal vehicle near the job site). Crew members should expect a dynamic schedule with time spent at multiple research sites across the Sierra Nevada mixed-conifer forest over the course of the season. Field sampling may occur in burned areas and/or in challenging terrain. Ideal candidates will have a strong ability to solve problems that arise in the field and the constitution to both act independently and work well as part of a field team.

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