From: Ecological Society of America: grants, jobs, news
[mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Dixon, Mark
Sent: Tuesday, April 10, 2012 12:19 AM
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Subject: [ECOLOG-L] Field Assistant Position
Graduate student studying the vegetation of the White River in western South
Dakota seeking field assistant for the 2012 field season.
The White River is one of the country's longest undammed rivers; running
from northwestern Nebraska, through the South Dakota Badlands to
Chamberlain, South Dakota where it enters the Missouri River at Lake Francis
Case. Because of its remote location there has been very little research on
the river or its riparian vegetation. Assistant will aid in vegetation
sampling and classification of sites located on the river throughout South
Requirements: BS or current enrollment in university coursework in botany,
ecology, forestry, or related field; experience in botanical surveys,
including use of a dichotomous key, and ability to identify (or learn to
identify) trees and shrubs of the Great Plains; ability to work and camp
under arduous conditions in remote locations; driver's license.
Preferred: Knowledge of South Dakota/Great Plains flora, experience with
GPS, experience working in remote locations, experience with Geographic
Information System software.
Assistant will be paid $9.38/hour for 40 hours a week. The field season is
expected to run from May 21th through mid to late August (maximum of 480
hours or $4500). Housing will be provided over the summer; split between
Chamberlain and Cottonwood, South Dakota. The assistant will be funded
through the University of South Dakota.
Applicants should email a cover letter and a copy of their resume/CV with 3
references to Alex Cahlander-Mooers at
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free to email with any questions about the position.