We are seeking a highly motivated biologist to supervise a field experiment at the University of Florida. This biologist will work as part of a collaborative research group on a NSF-funded project investigating the role of habitat loss, habitat fragmentation, and matrix quality on the population and community dynamics of insect herbivores. The project includes field work at the nearby Ordway-Swisher Biological Station (http://www.osbs.ufl.edu), including experiments manipulating habitat and matrix types, using prickly-pear cactus and their associated species as a model system (see, e.g., Fletcher et al. 2011, 2013, 2014).
We expect the biologist to work from March 2020 (ideal start date: March 3-9, but date is flexible) until Nov 1 2020, with a potential for extending it for one year.
Duties and responsibilities include: coordinating field surveys, GPS and GIS work, mark-recapture, greenhouse work, database management, and supervising interns. Expectations include working in the field approximately 4 days / week throughout this time period, being able to work under hot and buggy conditions during some times of the year, and tolerating cactus spines. Prior field experience, some GIS experience, strong organizational skills, and interest in field experiments are preferred.
Pay $12/hour for 40 hours/week. Field vehicle will be provided for research. Housing is not provided.
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