From: Ecological Society of America: grants, jobs, news
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Sent: Tuesday, February 28, 2012 6:39 PM
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Subject: [ECOLOG-L] Student Research Assistant in Global Change Ecology,
Reposting summer job opportunity:
Two student research assistant positions will be available in summer 2011 to
assist with studies of the effects of global change on grassland ecosystems.
The student will assist with several research projects studying the effects
of atmospheric carbon dioxide on native grassland productivity and
diversity, the effects of precipitation variability on the productivity of
native grasses used in bioenergy production, and the differences in
productivity between diverse and monoculture grasslands.
Duties will include field measurements of plants and soils, preparation of
plant and soil samples for laboratory analysis, data entry, and maintenance
of experiments. Work outdoors in heat and humidity will be expected. To be
considered, students must have completed their sophomore year with at least
a 3.0 grade point average overall and a 3.5 grade point average in math and
science classes. Work will start no later than May 16.
To apply, send a letter of application, copy of current transcripts, and
contact information for two references with firsthand knowledge of your
classroom/laboratory science experience and aptitude. Send applications in
electronic form only to: Dr. Mike Aspinwall, email:
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