Location: Lisle, IL
Assist with compiling data on threatened oak trees for the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Red List of Threatened Species, which is an authoritative global assessment of the conservation status of plant and animal species. Work with Tree Conservation Specialist to prioritize oaks for assessment and synthesize research. Funding for this position is temporary with an expected duration of 12 months, with a potential for extension.
- Assist with gathering data on oak species from a multitude of sources to contribute to the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species.
- Enter data on oak species into the IUCN Species Information Service database and edit existing data.
- Provide support to the Tree Conservation Specialist with regard to The Morton Arboretum’s role in leading oak research and conservation efforts.
- Other duties as assigned.