Working at 8Trees Inc. exposes employees to a variety of projects that help to build well-rounded and skilled Ecologists. This page is dedicated to showcasing the positions held at 8Trees Inc., ranging from the various professional and beginner levels, to students and volunteers.
Associate positions are work-partnerships with colleagues that are established in their field of expertise, and that bring their knowledge and experience to the team in various ways.
Our Research Associate contributes by assisting with designing projects, communicating with partners, mentoring students, acquiring grants/funding, analyzing data and writing reports and/or papers for publication. Some students working on thesis projects with a University partner are co-supervised by our Research Associate.
Our Associate Habitat Restoration Biologist contributes by mentoring beginner-level Biologists, Field Assistants/Technicians and students, carrying out data collection/ecological field applications - especially when specialized to their field of expertise, communicating with partners, and assisting with project design and report writing.
Our Biologists are either beginner-level or professional-level positions, depending on the persons experience and qualifications. Our Biologists lead one or two major research projects that the company has acquired funding for. This work includes assisting in writing funding and permit applications, carrying out prescribed data collection and/or monitoring as per the funding agreements, managing the schedules of - and mentoring Field Assistants/Technicians, Students, and Volunteers as it pertains to these research projects, organizing data files to prepare for analysis, conduct analysis in collaboration with Team members when appropriate, and write final reports. Biologists will also work together on other ongoing company projects as necessary, including consultant work and outreach events.
Our Field Assistants and Technicians hold either advanced-level positions, or beginner-level positions that are mentored by our Biologists and Associates in various skills in ecological applications. Duties for these positions include assisting the Biologists with data collection in the field for various projects, taking detailed notes/photos, data entry, equipment organization, and assisting with communications to the team and volunteers when necessary.
Student positions are part of our Student Co-op Program, which are fully-funded or partially-funded positions supported by Young Canada Works, ECO Canada, and other reputable sources.
Students take on a Field Assistant role at a beginner level and learn various skills from our mentors, such as;
- proper data collection methodologies/protocols and note taking
-data entry and organization
- time management
- team work and collaborations
8Trees Inc. welcomes volunteers to assist in data collection for our long term monitoring projects. This is one of our ways to give the public a chance to learn about the various research initiatives we have in the region, and to learn on site how ecological data is collected. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in volunteering!