[ECOLOG-L] Field Experiment Technician- Department of Forestry, Michigan State University

The Zarnetske Spatial and Community Ecology Lab at Michigan State
University, Department of Forestry, offers a field experiment
technician position for the project, “Climate Change and Herbivore
Effects on Plant Communities.”

Position description: The Field Technician will directly manage a
long-term climate warming experiment on early successional plant
communities in Michigan, USA. The goal of the experiment is to
quantify the single and interactive effects of climate warming and
insect herbivory on plant communities through time. The Field
Technician would oversee two experimental sites, to ensure their
proper functioning and record long-term ecological data on plants,
insects, and climate. The two sites are located at: Kellogg Biological
Station Long-Term Ecological Research site (KBS LTER), in Hickory
Corners, Michigan, and the University of Michigan Biological Station
(UMBS) in Pellston, Michigan.

The individual will work directly under Dr. Phoebe Zarnetske to
determine the experiment?s management needs, and will be based at one
or both of the sites throughout the summer. Responsibilities include
field data collection, data entry, applying insecticide treatments
twice monthly during the growing season, and maintaining the
experiment infrastructure. The position would also involve
co-designing and constructing precipitation treatments at one or both
sites. Preference will be given to individuals with experience in
ecological field work with plants and/or insects.

Position is available for 1 field season (March – early October 2017),
with the potential for extension, contingent on satisfactory progress
and funding. See more about the lab?s research here:

For more information about the position and how to apply, see the lab
opportunities page:

For other questions, contact Dr. Phoebe Zarnetske plz@anr.msu.edu

Laura A. Twardochleb
PhD Student
Zarnetske Spatial & Community Ecology Lab
Dept. of Fisheries and Wildlife
Program in Ecology, Evolutionary Biology, and Behavior
Michigan State University

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