Job Requisition Number: 26950. Field stations of the UC Natural Reserve System have been an intimate part of the BNHM’s history and focus on the natural laboratory. Nine reserves in particular are aligned with the Berkeley Natural History Museums. Their diversity in habitat, ecology and biodiversity are critical areas of research and education.
We are also part of a Critical Zone Observatory centered on the Eel River at the Angelo Coast Range Reserve. The Eel River Critical Zone Observatory (CZO) is one of ten National Science Foundation observatories that study the interconnection of physical, chemical and biological processes of the “critical zone” — where rock, soil, water, air and living organisms interact and shape the Earth’s surface.
•Assist with physical and biological stream sample collection at Eel River •Sort and identify collected aquatic macroinvertebrates to genus and species for stream phenology studies •Collate and enter data into Excel •Analyze stream data (e.g. calculate biomass available in pools) •Other duties as needed (attend lab meetings, etc.)•Experience with data entry and MS Excel •Prior field work experience •Experience identifying aquatic macroinvertebrates •Strong communication skills •Ability to work independently •Strong organizational skills •Previous sample collection experience This is a part-time, 10 hour per week, contract position.
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