seeking position in tropics
sheald at MOOSE.UVM.EDU
Fri Dec 10 17:14:31 CST 1993
Greetings tropical ecologists and conservationists,
I am a recent graduate of The University of Vermont, with a BS in
Forest Biology. My research experience includes canopy structural analysis
of a mixed-hardwood forest in Vermont and two courses in Costa Rica on
ecology and systematics. I am proficient in Spanish and an eager worker.
I am looking for a 2-3 year position as a research assistant in
exchange for rich experiences and my room and board! If even minimal
funding is not available, I would like to talk to you about designing a
research project and applying for funding. I will be available to start
work 15 February 1994.
Please refer to my appended resume. I appreciate your consideration,
Scott V Heald sheald at moose.uvm.edu
SCOTT VINSON HEALD
Current Address Permanent Address
15 Pitkin Street 50 Laurens Street
Burlington, VT 05401 USA Charleston, SC 29401 USA
IMMEDIATE I seek practical experience as a field assistant in
OBJECTIVES: the fields of tropical canopy ecology, systematics,
or ethnobotany. After two to three years of
employment, I plan to enter graduate school.
CAREER GOALS: I expect to work in the forest ecology research and
conservation field. I may focus on tropical forests
or the mixed mesophytic forests of the southeastern
PERTINENT Intensive exposure to research design, population
SKILLS: sampling, statistical analyses, plant systematics,
forest management and ecology, population genetics,
Spanish, topographic surveying, gender and race
issues in NR management, and technical climbing.
COMPETITIVE Canopy research: Characterizing canopy structure and
GRANTS ozone gradients in a mixed hardwood forest in
RECEIVED: Vermont. Six month independent project funded with
a $2,500 award by the Andrew Mellon Foundation.
RESEARCH Canopy research: Characterizing canopy structure and
EXPERIENCE: ozone gradients in a mixed hardwood forest in
Vermont. Techniques for assessing leaf area index
involved use of the Sunfleck Ceptometer and LiCor
LAI-2000. Foliage density evaluation involved line-
of-sight interception, hemispheric photography, and
limited technical climbing. Experience with
formulating sampling technique, photograph
digitization and computer analysis. Supervisor: Dr.
Tim Scherbatskoy. Summer, 1992.
Tropical epiphyte project: Changes in family
composition of epiphyte communities with increased
host size in a Monteverde cloud forest.
Independently formulated and conducted this one
week study project. Inventoried four families of
epiphytes growing on the first two meters of
trunks, analysis by chi-square and Spearman Rank
correlation tests. Monteverde, Costa Rica. Supervisor:
Dr. Molly Morris. August, 1991.
SCHOLASTIC Mortar Board National Honor Society, Golden Key
AWARDS: National Honor Society, Who's Who Among American
College Students 1993.
EDUCATION: Bachelor of Science Degree in Forest Biology. The
University of Vermont, Burlington, Vermont.
Graduated: May, 1993.
Summer program. The School for Field Studies,
Beverly, Massachusetts. Four week tropical cloud
forest ecology program in Monteverde Cloud Forest
Reserve and Santa Rosa National Park, Costa Rica.
Course included lectures on tropical and marine
ecology, population sampling, and statistical
analyses; field experience involved plant and
insect identification and research methods, 1991.
Undergraduate study. The University of New Mexico,
Albuquerque, New Mexico. Jan., 1990 - May, 1990.
Undergraduate study. The University of St. Andrews,
St. Andrews, Scotland. Oct., 1988 - June, 1989.
Secondary school. Phillips Exeter Academy, Exeter,
New Hampshire. Graduated with Honors: June, 1988.
EMPLOYMENT: Laboratory assistant: The University of Vermont.
Soil and foliage analyses. Sept. - present, 1993.
Teaching assistant: The University of Vermont. TA
for Ecological Aspects of Natural Resource
Conservation. Sept. - Dec., 1992.
Tutor: The University of Vermont. Tutor for
Biostatistics, Ecological Aspects of Natural
Resource Conservation, Measurement and Mapping,
Dendrology, and American Wilderness. Sept., 1991 -
Laboratory assistant: Cold Spring Harbor
Laboratories, Cold Spring Harbor, New York. Corn
genetics: DNA isolation and preparation, gel
electrophoresis, and radioactive tagging.
Supervisor: Dr. Steve Briggs. Aug. - Nov., 1989;
June - Aug., 1988.
REFERENCES: References available upon request from:
Dr. Tim Scherbatskoy Dr. John Donnelly
The School of Natural Resources The School of Natural Resources
The University of Vermont The University of Vermont
Burlington, VT 05403 USA Burlington, VT 05403 USA
Dr. Molly Morris Dr. Steve Briggs
Department of Zoology Pioneer Hybrid International
The University of Texas 7250 NW 62nd Avenue
Austin, Texas 78712 USA Johnston, IA 50131 USA
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