Internship Title: Greenhouse and Experimental Garden Intern Project
Department: Life and Environmental Sciences
Mentor Names: Emily Moran and Jason Sexton
Develop skills in greenhouse management, plant care, data collection, and analysis! The student intern will assist plant biology faculty members and an interim greenhouse manager in greenhouse operations and maintaining an experimental common garden of poplar trees as part of the Popup Poplar Gardens project (https://popup-poplars.com/index.html). UC Merced now has new, state-of-the-art research greenhouses and an adjacent experimental garden. The intern will learn about greenhouse operations, including environmental controls, soil sterilization, growth chamber operation and maintenance, irrigation control systems, and research greenhouse user management. The internship offers opportunities to liaise with faculty, facilities staff, students, and other researchers.