Hiring Field Technicians – Early Seral Forest Biodiversity in Southwest Oregon
The Landscape Fire and Conservation Science Research Group (LCRSG) at Oregon State University is hiring 4 field research technicians to assist with data collection on a landscape scale retrospective study examining biodiversity across early seral forests in the Klamath ecoregion of southwest Oregon during spring and summer 2022.
Early seral 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 to characterize communities of birds, wild bees, ground beetles, and plants, as well as forest 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 the Klamath ecoregion and adjacent areas. Housing will be provided in the town of Myrtle Creek and compensation will range from $13.73 - $19.51 per hour, commensurate with experience. We anticipate a start date of 4/18/22, extending up to 8/31/22, but likely finishing in mid-August.
For more information and to submit an application, please follow this link https://jobs.oregonstate.edu/postings/111332. Application review will begin January 10, 2022. 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).
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
OSU commits to inclusive excellence by advancing equity and diversity in all that we do. We are an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, and particularly encourage applications from members of historically underrepresented racial/ethnic groups, women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, LGBTQ community members, and others who demonstrate the ability to help us achieve our vision of a diverse and inclusive community.