Wetland Science Technician
This is an approximately one-year position assisting a science team to determine the effect of planting a native sedge and reducing small mammal herbivory on vegetation composition and greenhouse gas fluxes in the degraded Tuolumne meadows in California’s Yosemite National Park. This research is part of a long-term program to restore the vegetation, soil processes, and greenhouse gas dynamics of Tuolumne Meadow.
Candidate will: make field measurements of greenhouse gas fluxes using an IRGA instrument and collecting gas samples for chemical analysis, plant survival and growth, above and below ground biomass and water table of Tuolumne Meadows; manage field crews; setup and perform laboratory and greenhouse experiments and analyses to gain an improved understanding of wet meadow ecology that will be used to inform restoration efforts; process greenhouse gas samples; assist with data entry; and contribute to the development and management of a project database. Perform soil analyses to investigate the presence of plant macrofossils.