Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research WSL
The Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research WSL is part of the ETH Domain. Approximately 600 people work on the sustainable use and protection of the environment and on the handling of natural hazards.

The Research Unit Forest Resources and Management records and analyses changes in the landscape and in the forest. Within the Research Group Stand Dynamics and Silviculture, we are offering from August for 3 months two

Internships in browsing surveys 100% (f/m/d)

Browsing by wild ungulates can influence tree regeneration. Particularly drought-tolerant tree species, such as oak, maple or fir, are preferentially browsed and thus the natural tree regeneration potential is reduced in conjunction with climate change. In a large-scale project, we observe the species-specific mortality caused by browsing. For this purpose, new pairs of unfenced and one fenced sample plot have been installed in various regions in Switzerland. The trees were individually marked. In this internship, you will investigate the mortality or record height increment and summer browsing of the marked saplings and record the possible reaction of the saplings to former browsing.

You are in the B.Sc. or M.Sc. degree program or have recently graduated (no longer than 12 month) in environmental, natural or forest sciences. You have a careful and precise way of working. You are flexible and willing to work in different Swiss cantons including overnight stays during the week (expenses are paid). You are able to work off-road and ideally have a driving licence cat. B. The internship is paid and the salary is in accordance with WSL guidelines.

Please send your complete application to Andrea Doris Kupferschmid by submitting the requested documents via our application portal. Applications by e-mail or post will not be considered. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Ms Kupferschmid ( WSL aims to increase the proportion of women, which is why qualified women are strongly encouraged to apply.
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