2019 Summer Field Technicians:

Aquatic Ecology and Conservation

Location:  Department of Fisheries and Wildlife, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan.

The Aquatic Landscape Ecology Lab at MSU is seeking three to four highly motivated undergraduate students for the 2019 summer field season to help conduct stream-based field work in the Lower Peninsula of Michigan.  The four technicians will provide field-based support for one of the following two projects:

1.      Verifying perennial vs. intermittent flow status of headwater streams in three pilot river basins of the Lower Peninsula of Michigan.  Two field crews will be visiting headwaters of the Rifle, Cass, and Dowagiac River Basins to verify flow status in support of a project to improve data used in the State of Michigan’s Water Withdrawal Assessment Tool.

2.      Collecting physical stream habitat information above and below dams on Great Lakes tributaries.  One field crew will be visiting dams on Great Lakes tributaries to assess differences in physical stream habitat above and below barriers and evaluate their relevance to migratory fish species in the region.

Qualifications: We are looking for applicants that are currently pursuing or have recently completed an environmentally-focused undergraduate degree at MSU.  Familiarity with Microsoft Office products (e.g., Word, Excel) and previous field-based experience is desired but not required.

Application Process: Submit your resume and a statement of interest (1 page or less) outlining your undergraduate studies and interest in this position to Jared Ross ([log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>).

Closing Date:  Review of applicants will begin immediately, and the position will remain open until filled.