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Subject: Student Assistant - DEPARTMENT OF ENTOMOLOGY

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DEPARTMENT OF ENTOMOLOGY

POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT

Student Assistant
Full-time, summer months

Description:
Positions are available for undergraduate assistants (paid interns) to assist
with a field project. The project involves investigating agro-ecological
solutions for the creation of sustainable food systems. Invasive and local
arthropod pests damage the world food supply by feeding on domesticated
plants. The aim of this project is to determine whether cover crops and
reduced land management practices can be used to help lessen pest populations
in domesticated crops. More specific, the project will involve working in an
organic cropping systems and monitoring how cover cropping and reduced
tillage impact soil health, pest and beneficial insect levels and crop
productivity and yield. Specific field duties will include helping to collect
data on arthropod and weed numbers and plant growth characteristics. Some
additional tasks may include maintenance of research plots, nursing plants,
weeding and data entry. Opportunity to receive classroom credits based on
performance exists also with this position.

Qualifications:
Ability to work outdoors and an interest in field science/research a must.


Applications:
For additional information please e-mail Dr. Alan W. Leslie, University of
Maryland, Dept. of Entomology, 4112 Plant Sciences Bldg., College Park, MD
20742, E-mail aleslie@umd.edu..

Minorities and Women are encouraged to apply
The University of Maryland is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity
Employer


Contact Person: Dr. Alan W. Leslie
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