Research Assistant: Alpine Plant Monitoring – L. Willey [work study]
Location: Keene, NH
Antioch University New England
Position Type: Work Study
Department: Environmental Studies
Start Date: 5/10/21
End Date: 8/27/21
Number of Positions: 3
Hours per Week: 25
Weekends Required: No
Evenings Required: No
Supervisor: Lisabeth Willey
This position allows for remote work Yes/No: Yes
Percentage of time that could be remote (0-100%): 75% Remote work will include planning and logistics, data entry, cleaning, analysis, and report preparation. the remainder will be field work over 4 weeks in June and July
Method to assess remote work: Work will be assessed verbally while in the field, we are looking for students to interact with hikers and collect vegetation data. Office work will be assessed via direct communication with supervisor and review of database work and written work.
We seek students to work on an international alpine monitoring project in collaboration with the White Mountain National Forest and others. Includes field work for 4 weeks in June and July (100% stewardship and data collection: vegetation sampling) All other weeks will be office work. In May and June this includes communicating with partners, learning the sampling protocol, learning to identify alpine plants, setting up data collection sheets, organizing historical data, logistical preparation (prepping field equipment etc.) July and August will include data entry and cleaning, communicating with partners, data analysis, and report preparation.
Previous experience working in remote field conditions. Experience with plant ID and vegetation transects. Excellent communication skills. Interest in interfacing with the general public and serving as a mountain steward. Experience with and interest in data collection and management.
How to Apply: Please submit a letter or interest and current resume/CV to Liz Willey
Email: [email protected]
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