Washington Cascades Field Ecology Internships (2018)

The HilleRisLambers lab at University of Washington is looking for:

4-5 full-time undergraduate interns (paid), and

3 short-term undergraduate volunteer interns (unpaid)

Interns will help us conduct research in the Cascades (Mt. Rainier and North Cascades NP and nearby) this summer. We study how climate change (warming and declining snow) will affect the forests and wildflower meadows of Washington, and are looking for enthusiastic and hard-working interns to assist us with 3 main projects:

1) How will forests be altered by climate change? To address this question, we have been collecting demographic data (since 1978) for tree populations in 18 stands within Mt. Rainier National Park.

2) How will climate change influence plant communities? In collaboration with Dr. Amy Angert (UBC), we are resurveying communities at locations first surveyed in the late 70’s / early 80’s, and additionally monitoring seed addition experiments in and around Mt. Rainier and North Cascades National Park.

3) What is the relationship between climate and wildflower phenology? We have established a citizen science program (MeadoWatch) which engages citizen scientists in collecting wildflower phenology data.

See more info on flyer!

Help us monitor wildflowers at Mt. Rainier!



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