INTERN: Willamette Valley, OR

I’m looking for an intern to help with my research project in the Willamette Valley, Oregon this spring and summer (2010) – starting immediately. In brief, my project aims to understand how landscape patterns (patch size, proximate surrounding vegetation cover, nearness to urban areas, e.g.) as well as vegetation (types of trees, shrub and ground cover, e.g.) affect bird diversity in Oak habitats in the Willamette Valley.

 Intern will be responsible for identifying and measuring trees, shrubs and ground cover in Oak habitats scattered throughout the valley, as well as some data entry. Exact tasks still to be determined, but basic plant identification skills are required (some training will be provided). Will require approximately 150 hours of work total throughout the season. Sampling time and schedule is flexible but must be completed within the months of April, May and June. Intern must have own transportation. We will be camping throughout the season, so intern must provide own camping equipment, food, etc.

 Course credit or stipend available.

 If interested please contact Christie at

 Christie Galitsky
[School of Forest Resources Graduate Student]