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    Summary

    This Research Plant Physiologist works in the USDA Forest Service's Northern Research Station, Institute for Applied Ecosystem Studies Research Unit located in Rhinelander, WI.
    Research in this work unit addresses questions concerning developing the theory and application of scaling science to provide knowledge at relevant scales in forestry.

    For additional information, please contact Dr. Deahn DonnerWright at 715-362-1146 or at ddonnerwright@fs.fed.us

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    Responsibilities

    • Research effects of increasing atmospheric CO2 and ozone on forests to better understand these effects to manage forests today in a manner that will ensure their continued health and productivity in the future.
    • Plan and conduct research to reassess stand development and stocking under increasing atmospheric CO2 and tropospheric O3 and the potential implications of altered growth on timber management guidelines
    • Develop the overall strategy and approach to the research problem, determines and prioritizes the necessary studies to fill knowledge gaps, and manages the available budget.
    • Co-lead a research team investigating tolerance to tropospheric ozone pollution of native plant species that hold cultural and economic importance.
    • Serve as lead to lab, field, and temporary staff. Communicate with co-workers the progress of work and problem areas as they arise. Conducts periodic safety briefings and assures good laboratory and fieldwork procedures are followed.
    • Conduct experiments using controlled environment growth chambers.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position 1-2 x per year for training or scientific meetings.

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    None

  • Job family (Series)

    0435 Plant Physiology

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