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Bottomland Tree Research Technician

Arkansas Forest Resources Center (AFRC)
Job Field:
Job Type:
Seasonal, Temporary, Internship
Location Detail:
Monticello (University of Arkansas at Monticello campus)
Job Description:

Great opportunity to learn on-the-job, and gain research experience! The successful candidate, under the guidance of Dr. Babst, will be responsible for running a large scale experiment with oak tree seedlings, which will involve planting and caring for the seedlings, greenhouse and environmental control equipment (chiller/heater units), performing physiological techniques and/or microscopy techniques (training will be provided), collecting and analyzing data. Some field work will also be required, as needed. Ability to work both independently and as a team-member is essential. Expected term of employment will be October through mid-March, with the potential for extension depending on satisfactory performance and availability of funding.

The goal of the study is to better understand the interactive effects of temperature, flood, and dormancy on oak root physiology. Studies will answer questions that are key to improving management of green tree reservoirs (GTRs), and other restored of bottomland hardwood forests, to optimize both sustainability of the forest and provision of a variety of ecosystem services, including habitat for migratory waterfowl.


Required: Frequent overnight travel and ability to work outdoors required.

Preferred: A B.S. degree in a plant science or natural resources-related field, some plant biology coursework, and ability and enthusiasm to learn analytical equipment.

Required: Frequent overnight travel and ability to work outdoors required.


Start Date: October 1, 2021

$12 - $14.50/hour, depending on skills and qualifications
How to Apply:

To apply, send a cover letter that includes a statement of interest and career goals, your CV/resume, and contact information for 3 references who can vouch for your qualifications, work ethic, and other relevant qualities to Dr. Babst at