Hello all,

My name is Kasia Zieminska and I am a Marie Curie fellow based at UMR AMAP, Montpellier, France. My project aims to understand how coordination between tree architecture, wood anatomy and physiology determines tree functions. The summary of the project can be found here: https://cordis.europa.eu/project/id/897496

I am planning to do field-work in wet tropical rainforest at the Paracou Research Station, French Guiana, and am looking for one field-work assistant. A field team will consist of two-three people in total. Field-work will involve:
• Taking trunk cores at breast height
• Collecting branches with a big shot (a large sling shot)
• Measuring trunk diameter and tree height with a laser clinometer
• Clearing smaller plants under the targeted trees
• Deliver the samples to the lab in Kourou (~45 min drive) at the end of each sampling day – could be just one member of the team

Conditions:
• Dates: 30 October – 20 December 2021.
• Working hours ~7:30 – 15:30.
• Wages, accommodation, food and transportation will be covered – the extension of coverage depends on your status (student/contractor/internal employee) and where you’re based (France or French Guiana).
• Accommodation is at the Paracou Station and consists of a shared kitchen and a covered sleeping area (hammocks will be provided but you’d need your own sleeping bag).
• Car driving license is strongly desired.

All field assistants will be invited to co-author a peer-reviewed publication resulting from this field expedition.

If you are interested in the position, contact me by SATURDAY, 18 SEPTEMBER 2021.

Thanks!
Kasia Zieminska

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