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Regeneration Ecology Technician

University of Nevada, Reno
Job Field:
Job Type:
Part Time
Location Detail:
Various field sites across the Sierras
Job Description:

The Bisbing Forest Ecology & Silviculture Lab at UNR is hiring regeneration ecology research technicians for the fall 2023 field season as part of the Sierra Nevada Adaptive Management Experiment (AMEX,


Research technicians will work closely under the supervision of researchers from the Bisbing lab to sample a long-term provenance trial (i.e., baby tree garden) at multiple locations throughout the Sierra Nevada. Duties include: measuring seedling survival and growth, downloading weather station and temperature logger data, weeding or grubbing gardens , and conducting repeated measurements of planting site climatic conditions. The field technician(s) will be responsible for maintaining equipment/tools as well as regularly entering, quality checking, and uploading data. Field sites are typically accessible by vehicle, but crew-members should be prepared to hike with a heavy pack and potentially work during inclement weather.

The fall field season will run from the mid-August to mid-November, or until weather prohibits further sampling. Tent camping is necessary at most locations with minimal amenities. Weekend housing is not provided. This crew is continuously moving sites- sometimes more than once a week. A field vehicle is provided for on-site work.


Crew members must:

• Hold a valid driver’s license

• Be comfortable driving a 4WD vehicle on remote forest roads

• Be able to hike long distances while carrying a heavy pack (> 35lbs.)


Preferred candidates will have previous experience working in the field, knowledge of tree measurements and forest ecosystem sampling, chain saw experience, and the capacity to do manual labor, as needed (lift, saw, dig, etc.) . Most importantly, ideal candidates will have a strong ability to solve problems that arise in the field and the constitution to both act independently and work well as part of a field team.


State of Nevada PEBP benefits.

How to Apply:

To apply, send a cover letter, resume, and a list of three references compiled into a single PDF to: Review of applicants will begin early August and continue until the positions are filled. For more information, please visit:

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