2020 ESA: USGS Cooperative Summer Internship Sites

 

Find below the list of research projects and sites participating in the 2020 ESA/USGS Cooperative Summer Field Training Program 

Arizona


Aquatic Ecology of the Colorado River

Intern: Lauren Mason-Sarantopulos
Project Supervisor: Theodore Kennedy
Field Center: Northern Arizona University
Duty Location:
Grand Canyon, AZ 
Description: https://www.usgs.gov/centers/az-water
Detailed Job Description

Florida


Sea turtle movements and habitat-use, and American crocodile nest monitoring

Intern: Dorothy Michelle Weatherford
Project Supervisor: Kristen Hart
Field Center: University of North Carolina 
Duty Location:
Davie, FL
Description: https://www.usgs.gov/centers/wetland-and-aquatic-research-center-warc

Connectivity of coral ecosystems in the northwestern Gulf of Mexico: applications of microchemistry and isotopic analysis to fish and coral populations

Intern: Diana Dimarco
Project Supervisor: Amanda Demopoulos
Field Center: Seattle University
Duty Location:
Gainesville, FL
Description: https://www.usgs.gov/centers/spcmsc
Detailed Job Description

Indiana


Effective restoration and landscape design for pollinator conservation in the Great Lakes Basin

Intern: Allie Carlile
Project Supervisor: Ralph Grundel
Field Center: University of Oklahoma
Duty Location:
Dunes National Park, IN
Description: https://www.usgs.gov/centers/oki-water
Detailed Job Description

Idaho


Assessing impacts of aridification, drought, and land-use on drylands of the Colorado Plateau

Intern: Haley Disinger
Project Supervisor: Matthew Fisk and Matthew Germino
Field Center: Furman University 
Duty Location:
Boise, ID
Description: https://www.usgs.gov/centers/id-water
Detailed Job Description

Louisiana


Carbon analysis of cypress swamps of the Mississippi River Alluvial Valley and Gulf Coast

Intern: Henry Coe
Project Supervisor:
Beth Middleton
Field Center:
Oberlin College
Duty Location:
Lafayette, LA
Description:
https://www.usgs.gov/centers/lmg-water

Maryland


Population Study of Box Turtles on the Patuxent Refuge using Digital Image Processing and Machine Learning Concepts

Intern: Haley Turner
Project Supervisor:
Andy Royle
Field Center:
George Mason University
Duty Location:
Laurel, MD
Description:
https://www.usgs.gov/centers/pwrc
Detailed Job Description

Monitoring Colonial Waterbirds on Poplar Island

Intern: Joshua Driscoll
Project Supervisor:
Diann Prosser
Field Center:
Worchester Polytechnic Institute
Duty Location:
Laurel, MD
Description:
https://www.usgs.gov/centers/pwrc
Detailed Job Description

Massachusetts


Interaction of environmental variables on methane production in managed wetlands

Intern: Liana Stachowicz
Project Supervisor:
Meagan Gonneea
Field Center:
University of North Carolina
Duty Location:
Woods Hole, MA
Description:
https://www.usgs.gov/centers/whcmsc
Detailed Job Description

Michigan 


Deploy and evaluate sea lamprey controls to supplement lampricides and barriers

Intern: Skyler Bennis
Project Supervisor: Nicholas Johnson
Field Center: University of California, Davis
Duty Location:
Millersburg, MI
Description: https://www.usgs.gov/centers/glsc
Detailed Job Description

Montana


Western bumblebee sampling

Intern: Addison Gruber
Project Supervisor: Tabitha Graves
Field Center: College of the Atlantic
Duty Location:
West Glacier, MT
Description: https://www.usgs.gov/centers/norock
Detailed Job Description

Assessing the effects of drought on native trout in the Greater Yellowstone Area

Intern: Katherine Meyr
Project Supervisor: Robert Al-Chokachy and Adam Sepulveda
Field Center: Weber State University
Duty Location:
Springdale, MT
Description: https://www.usgs.gov/centers/wy-mt-water
Detailed Job Description

Vermont


Mountains to sea – fluvial transport of carbon and nutrients and effects on ecosystems and people

Intern: Marissa Cartwright
Project Supervisor: Jamie Shanley
Field Center: Coe College
Duty Location:
Montpelier, VT
Description: https://www.usgs.gov/centers/new-england-water
Detailed Job Description

Virginia


The effect of floodplain geomorphology on nutrient biogeochemistry and water quality

Intern: Natalie Holsclaw
Project Supervisor: Greg Noe
Field Center: Northern Kentucky University 
Duty Location:
Reston, VA
Description: https://www.usgs.gov/centers/va-wv-water
Detailed Job Description

Washington


Water quality and ecological sampling to support status and trends monitoring of small streams in Puget Sound

Intern: Julia David
Project Supervisor: Rich Sheibley
Field Center: University of Michigan
Duty Location:
Puget Sound, WA
Description: https://www.usgs.gov/centers/wa-water
Detailed Job Description

West Virginia


Brook trout vulnerability to drought: eastern component of USGS national integrated ecohydrological research and monitoring plan

Intern: Emily Tvedt
Project Supervisor: Craig Snyder
Field Center: George Washington University
Duty Location:
Shenandoah National Park, VA
Description: https://www.usgs.gov/centers/va-wv-water
Detailed Job Description