Summer Research Positions in Silviculture and Applied Forest Ecology:​ Seedling Crew

Projects: The University of Vermont, Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources is seeking research assistants to assist with seedling planting projects to examine associated adaptive forest management strategies in northern hardwood and mixedwood forests across Vermont and New Hampshire. Research assistants would work with multidisciplinary teams of graduate students and scientists from the University of Vermont, U.S. Forest Service Northern Research Station, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, The Nature Conservancy,  Vermont Land Trust, Vermont Forest Parks and Recreation, and The Northern Institute of Applied Climate Science.

Applicant requirements: Applicants should have a background in forestry, natural resources, environmental science, ecology or biology. Experience with tree planting strongly desired. A working knowledge of tree identification and common forest measurements is strongly desired. Applicants must be willing and able to work efficiently in remote forested settings as part of a research team. Applicants must also be able to hike through varied terrain to reach study areas and be willing to work long hours outdoors. Applicants must have a valid driver’s license.

Responsibilities: Work will involve extensive field work, including the planting and measuring of tree seedlings in remote locations. The position begins mid-April 2024 and ends mid-October 2024. Travel expenses associated with overnight field work (lodging, transportation) will be provided. Some overnight camping required. Transportation to field sites is provided. Valid drivers license required. Starting hourly wage is $17.00 and may vary depending on work experience.

Interested candidates should e-mail a cover letter describing their background, qualifications and interests along with a résumé and one reference with subject line “Seedling Crew – Your Name” to Grace Smith(grace.smith@uvm.edu). Applications reviewed on a rolling basis.​​

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Graduate School and Employment Opportunities

Individuals interested in graduate study or employment within the Silviculture and Applied Forest Ecology Lab should review the lab website to see the current areas of research we are working in, as well as the general areas in which I advise students. Generally, I do not accept graduate students unless there is funding available to support your work through an assistantship or fellowship, so please refer to this webpage for advertisements of available assistantships and the Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources Graduate Program webpage for information on graduate assistantships.

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