Undergraduate Opportunities

Announced on Jan 10 2014

We are recruiting an enthusiastic undergraduate to join the Ecosystem Dynamics lab (www.poulterlab.com) located in the Department of Ecology for spring 2014. The project is intended to develop a set of plant species traits to be used in an ecosystem model to explore vegetation patterns and processes across the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem, including Yellowstone National Park, Grand Teton National Park, and surrounding areas. The student will be expected to access, archive and evaluate several existing database available online that contain information on plant structure and their geographic distributions. Desired skills are mainly computer related, including software such as excel, ArcGIS or some geographical equivalent (but with training provided) and a background or interest related to environmental sciences. The position will start immediately (January 2014) with a salary of $10 per hour, for 10 hours per week, and closes once filled; there is also potential for the project to extend to summer employment. Please contact Dr. Ben Poulter at benjamin.poulter@montana.edu with any questions or send a cover letter briefly explaining your interests and with a 1-page resume.