Invasive species control Intern

Expected Dates
July 5, 2021 to July 3, 2022
Site
Agricultural Research Service - Ft. Lauderdale
Position ID
PO-00731877
You will be performing on-going research at the Invasive Plant Research facility, focusing on the biological control of invasive weeds in several south Florida ecosystems. You will plants in gardens and greenhouses to feed insect colonies for to control invasive weeds. You will periodically visit field sites to release and collect samples. Samples will be processed to support ongoing research to evaluate biological control of invasive weeds. EDUCATIONAL AND RECREATIONAL OPORTUNITIES: You will have the opportunity for field trips in the Everglades ecosystem to support research projects. It’s easy to find sports, special events, shops, dining, diving, and more from the Blue Wave beaches to the exotic Everglades.

SCA1957
  • Located near several local colleges in suburbia Ft Lauderdale, FL
  • Insect nutrition and identification, plant cultivation
  • Develop laboratory and gardening skills
  • No
Main Area of Focus
Natural Resources Mgmt
Education, Training & Skills Expected
Biology
degree major or professional experience
Communications
some coursework or experience
Ecology & Restoration
some coursework or experience
Resource Management
some coursework or experience
Data Entry
competent with supervision
Field Research
competent with supervision
GIS
some experience
GPS
competent with supervision
Working with Animals
competent with supervision