Camcore receives batches of seeds collected from superior trees in natural populations in Mexico and Central America and from member’s tree growth trials. Seeds are sent to NCSU for testing, inventorying, storage and redistribution. The seed lab assistant helps to inventory and process seeds as well as perform germination tests. Work in the lab may also include processing samples of tree foliage and scanning them using near-infrared technology to determine chemical properties. No previous experience required. Work is performed in Jordan II Hall and Grinnells Lab. OPEN ONLY TO UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS. Please send resume and the Student Info Form below.
Camcore is a tree improvement research cooperative that is part of the department of Forestry and Environmental Resources. Although based at NCSU, we are comprised of 30 industrial and government members in North, South and Central America, Africa and Asia. Tree improvement is the process of finding, selecting, growing and testing the best trees to be used for tree plantations that supply the world’s wood and fiber. We look for trees that grow faster, resist pest and diseases, and have superior wood quality. Highly productive plantations help are needed to meet the growing global demand for wood and relieve pressure to exploit natural forests. Our activities also serve to conserve genetic material in countries where the forests are being depleted by human activities. We are small group of 8 faculty and staff that coordinate many projects with our members. Student workers are an important part of our team and are highly appreciated. Thank you for considering work with Camcore.