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Forest Health Ecologist

Posted 3 weeks ago

Employer: Missouri Department of Conservation

Location: Columbia, MO

Application deadline: August 7, 2022

Full position description and application instructions


The Forest Health Ecologist position is in the Missouri Department of Conservation’s Ecological Health Unit and works closely with another Forest Health Ecologist to deliver the Forest Health Program.  Other Scientists in the Ecological Health Unit represent stream health, environmental health, wildlife health, and ecotoxicology programs, and the Unit works together to address information gaps in a One Health framework.  The Forest Health Ecologist provides forest health planning and diagnostic services for Department land managers, federal and state agency staff, private organizations, and individuals.  They are responsible for coordinating multiple research and monitoring projects designed to inform forest health planning and management or mitigation efforts.  The position also works in cooperation with Missouri Department of Agriculture, U.S. Department of Agriculture, and others on the Missouri Invasive Forest Pest Council, providing response planning, infestation assessment, and outreach activities as needed.

  • Essential Job Duties
    Provide forest health diagnostic and consultation services to Department land managers, federal and state agency staff, private organizations, and individuals.
  • Recommend tree or forest management recommendations to mitigate effects of forest health issues.
  • Execute multiple monitoring programs, including for thousand cankers disease of black walnut and respond to native insect outbreaks.
  • Coordinate applied research efforts with other Branches, scientists from universities, state and federal agencies, and non-governmental organizations.
  • And more…

To learn more about this exciting job opportunity, feel free to contact the hiring supervisor- Matthew D Combes at or at 660 7852424×6530.

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