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Urban Forestry Research and Extension Associate

Closing Date
Jun 07, 2013
Location
Petersburg, VA (US)

Urban forest management can help solve urgent issues in the US and Virginia. Under the direction of VSU Faculty, the Urban Forestry Research and Extension Associate will design and implement outreach programs and research projects to increase knowledge and understanding of the appropriate selection, location, and maintenance of trees in urban and suburban spaces to increase environmental benefits and reduce costs and risks.

Description and Responsibilities:

Urban forest management can help solve urgent issues in the US and Virginia. Under the direction of VSU Faculty, the Urban Forestry Research and Extension Associate will design and implement outreach programs and research projects to increase knowledge and understanding of the appropriate selection, location, and maintenance of trees in urban and suburban spaces to increase environmental benefits and reduce costs and risks.

Research:

Under the direction of VSU Faculty, the Associate will design and implement scientific research projects related to management of trees in urban/suburban spaces, potentially including issues of water quality, species testing, and socio-economics. She/he will lead or contribute to research publications.


Extension/Outreach:

Together with VSU Faculty and Staff, the Associate will coordinate and implement educational programs for urban resource professionals, volunteers, officials, and the general public about arboriculture or urban forestry. Coordinate Cooperative Extension activities with Faculty at VSU and its partner institution, Virginia Tech. She/he will lead or contribute to extension publications. The Associate may be called upon occasionally to guest-lecture or team-teach university courses on arboriculture or urban forestry.


Qualifications:

  • A Master’s degree or equivalent experience in Urban Forestry, Arboriculture, Horticulture, Natural Resources, Forestry, Environmental Conservation, Biology, or related field. Candidates may include, but are not limited to, recent graduates of Master’s or PhD programs, or current PhD Candidates (e.g., “All but dissertation” candidates).
  • Knowledge of arboricultural practices such as the following: tree inventories; tree pruning; tree removal; tree cabling and bracing; tree transplanting; tree root pruning and root barrier installation; tree disorder diagnosis; application of pesticides and fertilizers; operation of equipment such as bucket truck, chipper, stump grinder, chain saws, etc.; and tree structure evaluation and risk assessment.
  • See complete announcement attached.
Contact
Dr. Gregory Frey
Petersburg, VA (US)
Virginia State University
804-524-6967 (phone)
Attribution
UFS-drh
Sub-Topics
Arboricultural Profession
State(s)/Region(s)
Virginia
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