The Newingham Aridland Ecology Lab (http://newinghamlab.weebly.com) is seeking a field technician to assist with aridland ecosystem research. Our lab evaluates the effects of fire, climate change, and invasive species on plant and soil properties, as well as how restoration affects ecosystem recovery. The technician will work on a variety of projects, including climate change effects on post-fire rehabilitation, wind and water erosion post-fire, and reducing fire risk with fuel treatments and restoring native habitat in the Great Basin and Mojave deserts. A large portion of the fieldwork will be in the Mojave in April-May during the potential superbloom. The Lab works closely with universities, state, and federal agencies to address natural resource issues and land management.
The position is available April-October with a preferred start date of April 3; possibilities exist for continued employment.