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Employment and Opportunities - Summer and Fall 2014

Student Worker Field Technician, HJ Andrews Experimental Forest
Responsibilities: Assist with preparation and installation of long-term experiments in HJ Andrews Experimental Forest related to understanding interactions between aquatic consumers and stream function. Responsibilities consist of field work (e.g., equipment preparation, equipment installation, stream surveys, physical/biological monitoring) and office duties (e.g., processing/managing field data). The position begins 08/11/2014 and continues through 10/24/2014. Ideally the student worker would also begin to collect data related to his/her research interests to begin a MS in Forest Engineering, Resources, and Management, Water Resources Engineering, or Water Resources Science, not before winter 2015. Qualifications: Candidate will be entering last year(s) of Bachelor’s degree in stream-related field, Fisheries Biology, Forestry, or Biological Sciences. Desired qualifications: • Ability to work with other crew members in a professional manner while maintaining a positive and safe work environment. • Good writing, problem solving and data analysis skills. • Computer skills with spreadsheets and data bases • Driver’s license. Contact Submit resume or CV to Dr. Alba Argerich, alba.argerich@oregonstate.edu

Course: Forest Ethics and Place relationships: An H.J. Andrews Forest Experience
This 6-credit field and on-campus blended course will be a rigorous and embedded introduction to environmental ethics, place-based ecology, human dimensions of natural resources, and nature writing. We will engage the natural history, social context, and ecological research of the H.J. Andrews Experimental Forest while developing our own relationships to place through exploration, reflection, and writing. Final projects are flexible and should reflect student majors and curiosity. Come play in the forest and learn about the intersection of science, ethics, and human/nature relationships! Two-week reading period (8/18-9/2), 5 days on campus (9/2-9/6), 1-week camping in the H.J Andrews Experimental Forest (9/8-9/15), and 1-week final project work (due 9/22). Please contact Dr. Lissy Goralnik with any questions or to see a syllabus: lissy.goralnik@oregonstate.edu.

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Researchers Linda Ashkenas and Ashley Pacelli collect data on plant phenology and insects. by Lina DiGregorio