The Landscape Fire and Conservation Science Research Group (LCRSG) at Oregon State University is hiring 3-4 field research technicians to assist with data collection on a landscape scale retrospective study examining biodiversity responses to wildfire, salvage logging, and intensive forest management in the Klamath ecoregion of southwest Oregon during summer 2019.
Early seral pre-forest habitats created by stand-replacing disturbances are increasingly recognized for their critical role in supporting a diverse suite of birds, plants, pollinators, and other taxa. The Klamath ecoregion is a globally recognized biodiversity hotspot, home to one of the world’s most diverse temperate coniferous forests. A patchwork of public and private ownership in the region presents a unique opportunity to directly compare the biodiversity of early seral habitats generated by high severity wildfire, fire followed by salvage logging, and management practices associated with industrial plantation forestry.
Technicians will be involved in data collection on avian, pollinator, and plant communities and vegetation structure. We are particularly seeking individuals with a high degree of expertise in plant identification or avian point count techniques, ideally in early seral environments and/or in southwest Oregon. Housing will be provided in nearby Roseburg, Canyonville, or Grants Pass and compensation will range from $13.05 - $18.55 per hour, commensurate with experience. We anticipate a start date of 4/23/19, extending through the end of August, but start dates can be somewhat flexible to accommodate academic calendars or other particularities of individual schedules.
For more information and to submit an application, please follow this link https://jobs.oregonstate.edu/postings/69368. For full consideration, please apply by January 6, 2019. After this date, we will continue to accept applications until all positions have been filled. Questions can be directed to Graham Frank (graham [dot] frank [at] oregonstate.edu) or Meg Krawchuk (meg [dot] krawchuk [at] oregonstate.edu).
The LCRSG focuses on research in landscape ecology, biogeography, and conservation at scales ranging from local to global, with the specific aim of addressing the causes and consequences of ecological disturbances. More information on our group can be found here: http://people.forestry.oregonstate.edu/meg-krawchuk/lab