Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Seeking Graduate and Undergraduate Field Technicians

Seeking Graduate and Undergraduate Field Technicians to work on a Recreational Use Attainability Analysis of streams in the Brazos River Basin. This TCEQ project being conducted by Dr. Kirk Winemiller in Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences and Dr. David Scott and Dr. Scott Shafer in Recreation, Park, and Tourism Sciences will sample 727 miles on 31 streams.

Duties include

Participating in field training April 18, 19, 25, and 26

Working most, and preferably all Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays between

May 1 - July 31, 2009

Driving project vehicles

Staying in hotels 1-2 hours away from College Station

Working independently in 2-person teams

Following a standard scientific sampling methodology

Navigating to sampling points using maps and handheld GPS units

Collecting recreation and habitat data on stream segments

Conducting interviews of people using streams

Entering data on field sheets and handheld field computers

Maintaining field equipment

Desired skills include

Ability to swim

Hiking in rough terrain

Paddling canoes

Towing a boat trailer with a full size pickup truck

Experience with Microsoft Excel

Applicants will be hired based on

Availability during periods needed for the project

Prior work experience

Experience working outdoors in tough conditions

Hired field technicians will generally work between 10-13 hours per day at a pay rate of $15/hour

To apply, please email/drop off resumes with attached references to

John Baker

Email glacous@ufl.edu

Room 110c Heep Laboratory Building (Bldg 511)

Kirk Winemiller Aquatic Ecology Lab

Texas A&M University

Monday, March 2, 2009

Seagrass work on TV

For my postdoctoral work in Florida, I studied nutrient impacts on seagrass beds. This segment of a local television show featured our work. Each clip is about 5 minutes long.
Nutrients in Florida Bay Part 1
Nutrients in Florida Bay Part 2