From: Ecological Society of America: grants, jobs, news
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Subject: [ECOLOG-L] UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH ASSISTANTS NEEDED - Riparian
Job Description: Assist in research conducted in southwestern aquatic and
riparian ecosystems as part of the research program in the laboratory of Dr.
John Sabo at Arizona State University. Job duties will include collecting
arthropods and vegetation, taking soil samples, tracking lizards implanted
with radio transmitters, and assisting with the construction and
deconstruction of field experiments. This position will offer experience in
a wide variety of techniques of hydrology, ecology and physiology. This
project has direct relevance to conservation of water resources on a
threatened river. The successful applicant will assist several graduate
students and post-doctoral researchers in different projects focused on the
role of water limitation in food webs.
Location: Our primary research site is at the Gray Hawk Nature Center on the
San Pedro River, one of the last free flowing rivers west of the
Mississippi. Riparian gallery forests on the San Pedro are inhabited by a
large variety of bird species (1/2 of all North American Bird species stop
along the San Pedro as either breeders or migrants), and is also rich in
reptile and invertebrate diversity. We also work in the nearby Huachuca
Mountains in unique Madrean pine-oak forests. These mountain canyons are
world-famous for their bird diversity (including 13 species of hummingbirds)
and also feature a variety of reptiles, mammals, and invertebrates.
Basic job requirements:
1. Capable of strenuous physical activity, hiking in summer temperatures
and carrying scientific equipment.
2. Able to work on a 10 day on 4 day off flex schedule between mid-May and
3. Camping in rustic conditions.
4. Job would include handling animals, crossing streams, and doing night
A competitive monthly stipend will be offered. Opportunities to conduct
research as part of undergraduate honors programs will also be available.
To Apply: Send a resume, a list of 2-3 people (names, address, email and
phone) who we can contact as references, and short (300 words or less)
statement of interest describing your prior experience relevant to this job
opportunity to your career goals to Dr. Daniel Allen at
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