Field Ecologist - UF

I have an immediate opening for a field ecologist to assist with field surveys of cogongrass invaded and nearby uninvaded areas throughout Florida. The goal is to describe factors (canopy openness, tree species composition, landscape position) that relate to the distribution and abundance of this important invader, and evaluate effects on plant diversity and composition.


The position was originally slated for a postdoc but that person moved on to a permanent position. I have not been able to identify another postdoc to fill the position so now I am looking for any qualified person who can complete the field work portion of the project – the previous postdoc (Chrissy Alba) and a PhD student who is about to graduate (James Estrada) can provide the expertise for site selection and data analysis.


The position will require some travel around the state – we are trying to hit 75-100 sites – but it will be covered by the funding and should only be a few weeks this season. Pay is hourly and highly competitive.


Please distribute to anyone you know that might be interested and available. I am out of the country until May 24th but in the meantime questions can be directed to my postdoc Whalen Dillon (