Position: Ecologist Position
Organization: The U.S. Geological Survey, Wetland and Aquatic Research Center (WARC)
Location: Lafayette, Louisiana
Apply:Interested candidates can contact Dr. Camille Stagg by email at staggc@usgs.gov with the subject line “Ecologist Position” and apply directly for this position at Cherokee Nations Technological Services

The U.S. Geological Survey, Wetland and Aquatic Research Center (WARC) in Lafayette, LA anticipates hiring an ecologist to support coastal wetland research and monitoring programs. The candidate will aid Dr. Stagg in acquiring and analyzing data to understand impacts of ecological stressors and land use change on wetland ecological function, sustainability and ecosystem services. The candidate will have the opportunity to work in coastal wetlands along the Northern Gulf of Mexico and the Southeastern United States in wetland habitats spanning tidal freshwater forested wetlands to salt marshes. In addition to field-based projects, the candidate will manage and maintain experiments in the state-of-the-art Elevated CO 2 Experimental Greenhouse Facility at WARC. With supervisory direction, the candidate will be responsible for managing multiple research projects, which will include such tasks as organization and execution of data collection, data management, preliminary statistical analysis and report summaries, and data release publication.

In addition to research activities, the candidate will support the Coastal Wetlands Planning Protection and Restoration Act (CWPPRA) and Coastwide Reference Monitoring System (CRMS)min coordination with partners to collect and manage ecological data from coastal wetlands. The CRMS program was developed to monitor and assess the effectiveness of restoration/protection projects in coastal Louisiana. The candidate will be responsible for ecological data collection, acquisition of equipment and supplies, and organizing field logistics for approximately 25 sites within the USGS CRMS research and development network.

A successful applicant will have a M.S. degree in Ecology, Biology, or related field, with experience in coastal wetlands.