The Natural Reserve System at UC San Diego is responsible for managing four natural areas in San Diego County as sites for teaching, research, and public benefit. These include the Kendall-Frost Mission Bay Marsh, the Elliot Chaparral Reserve, the Scripps Coastal Reserve, and the Dawson-Los Monos Canyon Reserve.
The NRS is seeking students and others for positions as interns and volunteers in the areas of public outreach; curation of collections; wetland and upland restoration, mapping, and research; and website management. (see below). Positions may be adjusted to fulfill academic internships or for required community service credit. Please ask for details.
Academic Coordinator and Reserves Manager Natural Reserve System
UC San DIego
9500 Gilman Drive
La Jolla, CA 92093-‐0116
Phone: (858) 534-‐2077
Fax: (858) 822-‐0696
Applied Physics and Math Annex Building
Learn methods of professional plant specimen preservation, assist in organization of the NRS collection, and learn to use floras for plant identification. Knowledge of local flora is helpful. Location: Muir Biology building. Time commitment requested: 4 hours per week minimum (unlimited number of positions).
Work with the Reserves Manager to update web-based access to and information about the reserves. Select, organize, and upload photos of the reserves to Web servers. Time commitment requested: 4 hours per week minimum (number of positions: 2).
Field work includes marsh mapping, plant measurements, and analysis. Annual pickleweed (Salicornia bigelovii) germination and growth conditions experiments. Ground truth aerial photos and conduct change analysis. Location: Kendall-Frost Marsh Reserve, Mission Bay, San Diego. Time commitment requested: 10–15 hours per week (1–2 positions).
Restoration: Horticulture of native plants; field mapping and data collection of existing conditions; soil sampling for analysis. Field assistance for other projects. Location: Kendall-Frost Marsh Reserve, Mission Bay, San Diego. Time commitment requested: 10 hours per week (1 position).