Student Opportunity Announcements

summer undergraduate, boreal stream ecology

We are seeking an enthusiastic undergraduate to assist with a project investigating spatial scaling of ecosystem processes in stream networks. Research will be conducted in boreal streams in Interior Alaska, and the student will be based out of Fairbanks. Primary duties will include collection of water, fish, and invertebrate samples; assistance with measures of ecosystem metabolism and nutrient uptake; maintenance of experimental fish exclosures; chemical analyses in the laboratory; and data entry.

The student must be willing to work under adverse field conditions, able to haul sampling equipment across uneven terrain, and learn to operate off-road vehicles. The student will work closely with graduate students and PIs, and must have strong communication skills. The ideal period of work is June through early August. Preferred qualifications include experience with ecological field research, demonstrated interest in ecosystem ecology, biogeochemistry, or stream ecology.  Prospective students should contact Dr. Jay Jones (jay.jones@alaska.edu) with a resume, and brief statement describing interest and qualifications by March 30.