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Undergraduate Field and Laboratory Assistants (Student Hourly)

Undergraduate Field and Laboratory Assistants (Student Hourly)

Kansas Biological Survey

Position Overview

This undergraduate research assistant opportunity will provide hands-on training in practical aspects ecological restoration as well as scientific training by conducting a field-based research project within the context of established restoration experiments. The student will be involved in practitioner activities such as seed collecting, developing seed mixes, and managing restorations with prescribed fire. Science process skills will be cultivated through research that evaluates plant community, soil, or ecosystem response to manipulated factors in grassland restorations. This position will prepare a student for graduate school or employment in the field of natural resource conservation. The student will learn how to measure plant diversity, sample and process soil for nutrients, and quantify productivity. This position aims to build the student’s skill set to include important field-based experience in ecological restoration (e.g., seed collecting, preparing seed mixes, over-seeding restored communities, ecological sampling) and training with analytical equipment in the laboratory (e.g., chromatography and spectrophotometry).

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employment.ku.edu/student/15592BR


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