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Job: Avian Field Technician: Massachusetts

Avian Field Technician: Massachusetts

Agency: The University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Location: Amherst, MA

Job Category: Full time seasonal

Salary: $11.00/hr, 40 hrs/week

Note: Housing not provided

Start date: early May

End date: early August

Last date to apply: April 7, 2017

Description: Technician will work under the supervision of a PhD student

running the research project. Duties include but are not limited to:

nest searching for Wood Thrush and Gray Catbird nests in suburban forest

patches and a large forest with minimum public access, nest monitoring

and observation, placing and maintaining nest cameras, mistnetting to

capture and band adults, measuring nestling and adult body conditions,

taking detailed notes for data entry, using equipment responsibly, and

assisting other field crew members when necessary. Applicants should be

able to start work early (~ 5am), move through forest patches carrying

equipment (including 25 lb. golf cart batteries), and handle summer

field conditions (heat and insects). Applicants MUST have a car which

can be used as an additional field vehicle (with gas reimbursement).

Ideal applicants also have experience bleeding birds, plant ID skills

for northeastern temperate forests, and can identify northeastern birds

by sight and sound.

Qualifications: Minimum of Bachelor’s degree in wildlife related field.

Must be willing to work early hours (starting approx. 5 am), drive

personal vehicle, and work in field conditions in forested areas.

General computer knowledge and skills required. Previous experience nest

searching and mistnetting birds is necessary.

Note: Start and end dates are flexible. Housing not provided.

Interested and qualified applicants should submit a resume, cover

letter, and contact information for three references to: Kit Straley

kstraley@cns.umass.edu .

Volunteer Wildlife Research in NYC summer 2017

Once again we will be welcoming volunteers, especially undergraduate students, to help with our long-term research project on diamondback terrapins in New York City’s Jamaica Bay in June and July 2017.  The field site can be easily reached by train, bus, or car from NYC, Long Island, and nearby NJ.  The field work involves mark-recapture of nesting terrapins, monitoring nests and raccoons, and interacting with park visitors.  This is an excellent opportunity for students to enhance their experience with urban wildlife and scientific research.  Please pass this information on to your undergraduate students and other potentially interested people.  More on Jamaica Bay Terrapin Research is available at http://jbtr.org/.  For more information, contact Dr. Russell Burke at biorlb@hofstra.edu. =20

Paid internships investigating forest fragmentation effects in Connecticut

We invite applications for TWO paid undergraduate interns to work on a project investigating the effects of forest fragmentation on species interactions in a plant-caterpillar-bird network in deciduous forests in Connecticut. The successful candidates will be trained in a variety of ecological field techniques, plant and insect identification and community ecology.

Application due date: We will begin reviewing applications on April 3rd 2017 and continue until the positions are filled.

Position details: The students will participate in field surveys and experiments involving caterpillars, plants, birds and deer in forests of Eastern Connecticut, data entry, management and analysis and project planning. They will attend lab and project meetings. Applicants should be prepared to work long days in the field, including through hot and wet weather.

Minimum Qualifications: GPA of 3.0 or greater; Completion of BIOL 1107 or 1108 by start of position.

Preferred Qualifications: Evidence of active interest in biology and the natural environment through stated career goals, formal coursework or extra-curricular activities. Availability of own vehicle to access field sites (mileage will be reimbursed at standard rates set by the state of Connecticut).

Appointment Terms: This is a 9-week appointment (May 8th –  July 7th, 2017, 40 hours per week) with a salary of $10.55 – 12.50 per hour, depending on experience. Exact dates are somewhat negotiable.

How to Apply: Interested students should email Dr. Robert Bagchi (robert.bagchi@uconn.edu) with a cover letter that includes an explanation of interest in the project and statement of career goals, an up-to-date CV and the contact information for two references (names, telephone numbers and email addresses).

REU investigating forest fragmentation effects in Connecticut

We invite applications for an NSF funded Research Experience for Undergraduates position to work on a project investigating the effects of forest fragmentation on species interactions in a plant-caterpillar-bird network in deciduous forests in Connecticut. The successful candidate will be trained in a variety of ecological field techniques, plant and insect identification and community ecology. The student will also develop and complete an individual project under the direction of the senior investigators.

Application due date: We will begin reviewing applications on April 3rd 2017 and continue until the positions are filled.

Position details: The student will participate in field surveys and experiments involving caterpillars, plants, birds and deer in forests of Eastern Connecticut, data entry, management and analysis and project planning. The student will attend lab and project meetings and will be expected to present their results to the group. Applicants should be prepared to work long days in the field, including through hot and wet weather.

A written project proposal (~2 pages) is due at the start of the position, which will be expanded to an interim report (3-4 pages, due in week 6 of the position) and a final report (10 – 12 pages, due at the end of the position). The student will be encouraged and funded to present their individual project at a local conference.

Minimum Qualifications: GPA of 3.5 or greater; Completion of BIOL 1107 or 1108 by start of position.

Preferred Qualifications: Evidence of active interest in biology and the natural environment through stated career goals, formal coursework or extra-curricular activities.

Appointment Terms: This is a 10-week appointment (May 8th –  July 14th, 2017) with a stipend of $500 per week.

How to Apply: Interested students should email Dr. Robert Bagchi (robert.bagchi@uconn.edu) with a cover letter that includes an explanation of interest in the project and statement of career goals, a ½ page outline of potential topics for the individual project, an up-to-date CV and the contact information for two references (names, telephone numbers and email addresses).

Example topics for individual projects: Quantification of deer abundance and its impact on lepidopteran community structure; nocturnal moth trapping to compare adult moth community composition to that of the caterpillar community; predation experiments using clay caterpillars; use of camera traps to quantify bird predation on caterpillars; measurement of parasitoid attack rates on caterpillars; sampling caterpillar and parasitoid communities on invasive plants; harnessing molecular methods (CO1 barcoding) to make caterpillar identifications.

Job: BLACK RAIL FIELD TECHNICIAN

BLACK RAIL FIELD TECHNICIAN needed 15 April through 15 July, 2017 for

research involving surveys of marshes in New Jersey to assess population

status of Black Rail. Duties will include conducting nocturnal playback

surveys for Black Rail at marshes accessible by boat; recording detailed

observations and data and following specific protocols; and data entry

and management. The position requires riding in a small boat or walking

in marshy areas during night hours, carrying equipment, and tolerating

exposure to variable and sometimes adverse weather and environmental

conditions.  Previous experience conducting point count surveys and

familiarity with rails and other secretive marsh birds required.

Proficiency with MS Excel and Word software a must.  Familiarity with

GIS and use of hand-held GPS preferred. Applicants must be able to work

independently or as part of a team, and work irregular hours, including

occasional weekends. Salary $1800 – $2200/month, depending on

experience.  Must have a valid and clean driver’s license.  Send cover

letter of interest, resume outlining relevant experience and three

references (including emails and phone numbers) as one pdf document, no

later than March 25 to New Jersey Audubon by email to

hr.research@njaudubon.org <mailto:hr.research@njaudubon.org>. NJ Audubon

is an equal opportunity employer.

René Buccinna

Administrative Assistant

NJ Audubon/Cape May Bird Observatory

600 Route 47 N

Cape May Court House, NJ 08210

Phone: 609-400-3852 (NOTE DIRECT PHONE NUMBER)

Fax: 609-861-1651

Email: rene.buccinna@njaudubon.org <mailto:rene.buccinna@njaudubon.org>

Connecting People with Nature since 1897

Field Technicians – Franklin’s Ground Squirrel in Illinois

I am looking for three field technicians with a strong work ethic to join my team for the Franklin’s ground squirrel project in Central Illinois.  The field technicians need to be effective and skillful in data collection, including trapping, tagging, and tracking of Franklin’s ground squirrels.  Field technicians know how to operate and adjust, when necessary, various instruments for data acquisition and are required to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing.

Duties and responsibilities include:

Trapping – Conduct daily trapping of Franklin’s ground squirrels at multiple sites over the field season.

Tagging – Implant a passive integrated transponder (PIT) to each newly captured squirrel for identification and fit radio-collars to targeted juveniles.

Tracking – Conduct daily radio-tracking of juvenile Franklin’s ground squirrels on foot or in vehicle depending on the movement patterns and dispersal distances of individual squirrels.  Record locations of the squirrels with the GPS units through triangulation or homing.  Follow the squirrels until they immerge.

Daily Reports – Submit daily reports on the trapping, tagging, and tracking of Franklin’s ground squirrels.

Maintenance – Assist with the maintenance, clean-up, and inventory of the field gear and equipment for trapping, tagging, and tracking of Franklin’s ground squirrels.

Requirements:

Successful candidates must have a B.S. degree in environmental science, wildlife, biology, or related field.  Experiences in radio-telemetry and working with small mammals in the field are highly preferred.  Proficiency with Microsoft Office, ArcGIS, and GPS is highly desirable.  Successful candidates must be a team-player, demonstrate strong communication skills, follow instructions well, and pay attention to detail.  Candidates must have a commitment to field personnel and equipment safety.  Individuals must have a personal vehicle, maintain a valid driver’s license, and be able to work outdoors in extreme weather conditions for long hours.

Application: Review of applications will start immediately until the positions are filled.

Starting date: May 15, 2017.

Anticipated ending dates: August 18, 2017 (for two positions) and October 31, 2017 (for one position).

Salary: $440-$500 per WEEK (depending on the skills and experiences), plus mileage reimbursement for radio-tracking.

To apply, please send the following (via email) to Dr. Tih-Fen Ting at tting1@uis.edu<mailto:tting1@uis.edu>.

1.  Cover letter addressing background and extent of qualifications;

2.  Resume, including contact information for three references; and

3.  Transcripts (unofficial or scanned copy acceptable).

Tih-Fen Ting

Department of Environmental Studies

University of Illinois at Springfield

Springfield, IL 62703

(217) 206-7876

tting1@uis.edu<mailto:tting1@uis.edu>

Field Technicians – Osprey Recovery in Illinois

I am looking for four field technicians with strong work ethics to assist with the osprey hacking program in Illinois as part of the osprey recovery effort for this state-endangered species.

The positions, based at different sites, have the following responsibilities:

* Daily Observations – conducts daily behavioral observations of osprey chicks at the hacking site to ensure their well-being.  Makes notes of presence of potential predators or competitors in the vicinity of the hacking site.

* Daily Tracking – conducts daily tracking of ospreys once they fledge and notes their locations before migration.

* Food Preparation and Feeding – conducts daily preparation of fish and feeding to the hacked ospreys.

* Planning and Coordination – conducts regular fish pick-ups from the project partners.  Coordinates with the field personnel at the other hacking site for project purposes when required.

* Daily Reports – contributes to daily reports regarding the behaviors, locations, and fish consumption by ospreys.  Makes notes of any other notable events related to the birds.

* Maintenance – assists with the maintenance and clean-up of the hacking tower after the season, as well as the maintenance and inventory of the field gear and equipment.

Qualifications for the positions:

Successful candidates must have a B.S. degree in environmental science, wildlife, biology, or related field.  Experiences working with birds of prey, as well as paddling skills, are highly preferred.  Proficiency with Microsoft Office, ArcGIS, and GPS is highly desirable.  Successful candidates must be a team-player, demonstrate strong communication skills, follow instructions well, and pay attention to detail.  Candidates must have a commitment to field personnel and equipment safety.  Individuals must have and maintain a valid driver’s license as well as be able to work outdoors in extreme weather conditions and for long hours.

Application: Review of applications will start immediately until the positions are filled.

Starting date: June 30, 2017.

Anticipated ending date: October 6, 2017.

Salary: $440-$500 per WEEK (depending on the skills and experiences).  Housing or camping gear (except sleeping gear) are provided.

To apply, please send the following (via email) to Dr. Tih-Fen Ting at tting1@uis.edu<mailto:tting1@uis.edu>:

1)  Cover letter addressing background and extent of qualifications;

2)  Resume, including contact information for three references; and

3)  Transcripts (unofficial or scanned copy acceptable).

Tih-Fen Ting

Department of Environmental Studies

University of Illinois at Springfield

Springfield, IL 62703

(217) 206-7876

tting1@uis.edu<mailto:tting1@uis.edu>

Graduate position: MurrayStateU_Kentucky.PhenotypicPlasticity

Graduate position (M.S.) in phenotypic plasticity and evolution of
animal behavior.

The Beckers’ lab at Murray State University accepts M.S. student
interested in phenotypic plasticity and evolution of animal behavior
starting in the fall of 2017.  Our lab works on male calling and female
preference behavior in two of the very few Orthopteran species that
display environmentally-induced call plasticity. We use crickets and
katydids as model organisms to address our questions. Our research is
focused primarily on behavior, but will soon extend in a collaborative
effort its focus to the underlying molecular underpinnings responsible
for behavioral diversity. We seek an enthusiastic and driven student to
join our lab, who has a B.S. in biology, ecology, evolution, or related
discipline. Teaching assistantships are available.

To apply or for inquires please send email to: obeckers@murraystate.edu

For applications, please attach a letter of application indicating your
research interests and career goals and a curriculum vitae including
undergraduate GPA and, if available, GRE scores. Review of applications
starts immediately and continues until the position is filled. Thank
you for your interest.

Find more information on Dr. Beckers’ research here (faculty
directory):

https://www.murraystate.edu/academics/CollegesDepartments/CollegeOfScie
nceEngineeringandTechnology/CollegeOfSciencePrograms/biologyDept/facult
y/

Oliver Beckers <obeckers@murraystate.edu>

Research technician position working with ants

The Invasive Species Research Group at the Brackenridge Field Laboratory, University of Texas at Austin is looking to hire a research technician.   The position will involve a mix of field and laboratory based investigations into the ecology and natural enemies of tawny crazy ants and imported fir e ants.  Please find the text of the posting below and apply at:

https://utdirect.utexas.edu/apps/hr/jobs/nlogon/search/0/.   Posting number:

17-03-02-01-4480.

We are looking for someone to start as soon as possible. The posting will close by March 24th.

LRA III –

Salary: Proposed Salary Minimum: $22,884 =96 Proposed non-published maxim um

limit: $26,000

General Position Notes: Job is a mixture of field and laboratory based investigation. Job requires frequent overnight travel to field sites in remote regions of Texas. Camping out will be required at some sites. Work will be outside during Texas summer. Experimental protocols will require  a non-standard work schedule. Work will often involve long days and short weeks, working evenings, mornings and/or weekends.

Purpose: Technician will follow the direction of the lead investigator to carry out studies examining the biology and ecology of tawny crazy and natural enemies of this ant, including microsporidian pathogens and phori d fly parasitoids. Driving a UT vehicle is an essential function of the position.

Essential Functions

=95=09Function 1: Perform field assays of tawny crazy ant, and native ant abundances and experiments on species interactions and ecology. =95=09Function 1 Percent Time: 30.00 %

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=95=09Function 2: Conduct laboratory experiments investigating the biolog y of a microsporidian pathogen and a phorid fly parasitoid of this ant.

=95=09Function 2 Percent Time: 25.00 %

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=95=09Function 3:  Conducting experiments into the chemical ecology of an t species interactions.

=95=09Function 3 Percent Time: 25.00 %

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=95=09Function 4: Staining and counting microsporidian spore loads in inf ected ants using compound microscope.  Sort, identify and record ants and other arthropods from pitfall traps. Identify ants and phorid flies to species level and other arthropods to order level. Function 4 Percent Time: 10.00 %

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=95=09Function 5: Record all data in field datasheets, and enter data int o spreadsheets. Use GPS to set out transects and record features. Store and label specimens in alcohol vials or in pinned collections. Curate materia ls and maintain records. =95=09Function 5 Percent Time: 10.00 % Essential Functions Percent Time Total: 100.00 % Marginal/Incidental Functions Maintain vehicles in clean, roadworthy condition. Maintain the workspace  in a orderly state. Organize work flow, and maintain activity schedule on multiple projects simultaneously. Collect fire ant colonies. Other relate d functions as assigned. Required Qualifications High school graduation or GED. A combination of two years of experience i n a natural science field, or a technical laboratory. A strong work ethic and attention to detail. Ability to work outside throughout the summer and ca rry loads over rough ground. Tolerance of heat and insect stings / bites. Fin e motor skills. Commitment to safety. Equivalent combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted as appropriate: Yes Preferred Qualifications Bachelors or masters degree in biological science. Strong background and interest in entomology and ecology. Experience in field ecological studie s and experiments. Experience with insect identification. Experience with micro-dissection and microscopy. Laboratory experience in chemistry.

Experience with molecular lab procedures. Computer skills including familiarity with spreadsheet manipulation, analysis and graphing in Microsoft Excel. Experience using GPS. Excellent organizational, interpersonal and communication skills needed. Ability to perform as a member of a dynamic research team.

Summer Job: USGS biological science technician for annual brome research project

The USGS Northern Prairie Wildlife Center is seeking biological science technicians for the 2017 summer field season of the Annual Brome Prescribed Fire project. The position begins approximately May 29, 2017 and will end approximately August 19, 2017.  The Annual Brome Prescribed Fire project is an experimental comparison of the effectiveness and costs of various treatments for controlling invasive annual brome grasses in northern mixed-grass prairie.

DUTY STATION:  Wind Cave National Park, Hot Springs, SD.

DUTIES: The incumbent will perform a variety of tasks to gather and manage field data necessary to meet objectives of an invasive plant ecology research project in the northern Great Plains. The incumbent is assigned to the Center=E2=80=99s Black Hills station, with principal responsibility for collecting data related to cover, composition, and diversity of northern mixed-grass prairie vegetation. Specific study elements involved include measuring plant cover by species; recording species richness; and measuring litter depth and stem density. The incumbent works under the general supervision of a Principal Investigator, who outlines the objectives, responsibilities, and priorities to be met. The incumbent (1) navigates to data collection sites, (2) follows protocols in daily data collection, (3) cares for and maintains equipment, and (4) maintains data. The incumbent acts daily as a member of a field crew and performs correct use of field forms and techniques, organizes field equipment, confirms quality and accuracy of data, and alerts supervisor to procedural, technical, and logistical problems. The incumbent applies and adapts existing methods to accomplish project objectives. The incumbent works independently in most phases of duties and updates the supervisor occasionally to ensure coordination of all phases of the project. The supervisor and other Center staff are available to offer guidance, but the incumbent is responsible for the work. Completed work receives general review by the supervisor.

QUALIFICATIONS:  For the GG-4 level:  Beyond high school, 6 months field party experience OR 2 years sub-professional experience OR 1 year college study related to biology.

HOW TO APPLY:  By 5:00 p.m. CDT on March 24, 2017, submit a cover letter stating that you are applying for the position in announcement number NPWRC-2017-08, a resume, and (if applicable) transcripts via email or fax following the directions at https://www.npwrc.usgs.gov/node/3821.

Recreation Internship

Agency: United States Bureau of Land Management

Location: Rawlins, WY

Start Date: Mid to Late April 2017

Application Closing Date: Friday, March 26, 2017

Internship duration: 5 months

To apply: http://www.clminternship.org/applying

Position Reference Code (must be included when applying): WYREC2017

We are looking for a highly qualified individual for a 5-month internship with the Conservation and Land Management (CLM) Internship Program.

The intern will serve as a developmental trainee Outdoor Recreation Planner for one or more specifically assigned outdoor recreation programs (e.g. Wilderness, National Conservation Lands, Off-Highway Vehicles, Visitor Services, Visual Resources, Travel, Transportation, Wild & Scenic Rivers, Accessibility) in the Rawlins, WY Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Office. The intern will be primarily responsible for carrying out limited planning projects and assignments that involve the application of basic principles, concepts, and methods of outdoor recreation planning. Specifically the intern will be responsible for campground inspections & fee collection, maintaining recreation sites, and answering visitor=92s questions through in-person interaction. The intern will receive detailed guidance on specific tasks, as well as training covering critical aspects of each assignment. In some cases, the position may complete segments of an assignment or project of broader scope. The position will provide the intern the opportunity to learn about the implementation of all existing regulations, policies, and directives, as well as with BLM Washington Office (WO) program direction.

Work can be in remote areas in rough terrain for extended periods of time and experience operating 4×4 vehicles is required. Southern Wyoming frequently receives extended periods of high winds and temperatures can change quickly between extreme heat and cold. Individual should have experience in communicating with the public in a customer service setting.

Qualifications:

This position requires a bachelor=92s degree in natural resources management, biology, or related fields with experience in recreation. The selected intern will have to be able to work successfully as an individual or as part of a team. Good communication, equipment, and computer skills will be a necessary and important part of the job. The intern should have experience using handheld GPS devices, and have basic map reading skills. Other experience should include the use hand tools and some basic power tools.

**Please note that you MUST include the Position Reference Code, WYREC2017, when you complete the online application.

USaskatchewan.4Interns.GroundSquirrel

Internship Description: We are looking for 4 interns interested in taking
part in a field ecology project on Columbian ground squirrels. Positions
will begin on May 15, 2017 and will finish on Aug 31, 2017. The project
investigates the ecology of Columbian ground squirrels. As a member
of the study, interns will be involved with monitoring the phenology
(when animals emerge from hibernation), reproduction and survival
of individuals. Fieldwork will involve live-trapping and handling of
animals, radio-telemetry, behavioural observation and assistance with
the measurement of physiological (metabolism) traits on free-ranging
animals. This is an excellent opportunity to gain training and experience
working with a collaborative research team on a long-term study of a
wild mammal. Opportunities for independent research projects are also
available.

All fieldwork is carried out in the spectacular Rocky Mountains of
southwestern Alberta, Canada, home to some of the most majestic wildlife
in North America. Interns will have the opportunity to interact with,
and learn from, other researchers working with ground squirrels on a
diversity of projects in behavioural and population ecology. Additionally,
a number of other researchers in the area are studying a range of species,
from insects to large mammals.

International applicants: We welcome applications from all individuals. If
applicants are not Canadians or permanent residents, there is the
opportunity to enter Canada and complete the internship as a Visiting
Research Student. To be eligible for this program, you must be an
undergraduate student, a graduate student, or be in between degrees
(e.g., following graduation from a bachelors degree and looking to
pursue graduate school). As part of this program, applicants will be
registered at the U of S in a non-credit activity and it is expected
that you will gain a demonstrable educational benefit from being
involved. We are particularly interested in applicants who wish to use
this opportunity to pursue an independent research project. Applicants
are eligible for this program for a maximum of 6 months per 12
month period. Application forms and information are available at
http://grad.usask.ca/admissions/alternate-applicants/visiting-research-student.php
If you are interested in this program, please contact us (contact details
below) and we will guide you through the process.

Skills Required: These positions are best suited to applicants with
interests in ecology, evolutionary biology, wildlife, field biology,
and/or physiological ecology. As evidence of this, applicants must either
be enrolled in, or have graduated from, a relevant discipline. Successful
applicants will need to be able to cope under these field conditions
(including periods of time spent camping), enjoy the outdoors, be up-beat,
positive, responsible and work well as a member of a team. Evidence of
these abilities (gained, for example, through previous involvement on
field projects or extended back-packing trips) is expected.

Terms of Employment: Salary is not provided as part of these
positions. Accommodation and food are provided. Volunteers are required to
provide for their own travel to Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. Travel between
the field station and Saskatoon is provided.

If you wish to apply for one of these posts then please send a CV with
a cover letter and contact details for three references (with e-mail
addresses), by email to Jeff Lane (contact info below) ASAP. Applications
will be evaluated as they are received. To ensure full consideration,
please apply right away.

Contact:

Dr. Jeff Lane

jeffrey.lane@usask.ca

Department of Biology

University of Saskatchewan

http://www.lanelab.ca

“Lane, Jeffrey” <jeffrey.lane@usask.ca>

Summer Research Positions in Silviculture and Applied Forest Ecology in Northern New Hampshire

*Project:* The University of Vermont, Rubenstein School of Environment

and Natural Resources is seeking two summer research assistants to

assist on a large-scale study in northern New Hampshire examining the

effectiveness of different adaptive silvicultural strategies at

sustaining northern hardwood forest ecosystems in the face of climate

change and invasive species impacts.  These positions would be working

on a multi-disciplinary team on a collaborative project between the

University of Vermont, Dartmouth College, and the U.S. Forest Service

Northern Research Station based in the beautiful landscapes contained

within Dartmouth College’s Second College Grant in northern New Hampshire.

*Applicant requirements:*  Applicants should have a background in

forestry, natural resources, environmental science, ecology or biology.

A working knowledge of tree identification and common forest

measurements is strongly desired.  Applicants must be willing and able

to work efficiently in remote forested settings as part of a research

team.  Applicants must also be able to hike through varied terrain to

reach study areas and be willing to work long hours outdoors.

*

**Responsibilities:* Work will involve extensive field work, including

collection of soil, vegetation, and woody debris data. These positions

begin late May/early June 2017 and end mid/late August and will be based

out of Milan, NH.  Housing will be provided in the form of cabins within

the Second College Grant and hourly wage will vary from $10-$12

depending on work experience.

*Interested candidates should e-mail a letter describing their

background, qualifications and interests along with a resumé to Matthias

Nevins (matthias.nevins@uvm.edu) by March 28, 2017.*

Hiring 2 field technicians for research in Yosemite!

A Crew Lead and one Crewmember positions are available for post-fire vegetation research projects in Yosemite National Park, with some work in neighboring National Forests, with the O=92Hara and Stephens labs at UC Berkeley. The crew will collect data on a suite of vegetation characteristics as part of several studies on fire effects. Applicants must be willing to work a flexible schedule that varies between 4 10-hour work weeks and some longer trips of up to 8 10-hour days. The 4-month field season will begin Tuesday May 30th.

The duty station will be at the Sierra Nevada Research Institute Yosemite Field Station in Wawona, California. The field station has bunk-style housing for $300/month (details on the station can be found here<http://snrs.ucmerced.edu/sites/snrs.ucmerced.edu/files/page/documents/yfs_what_to_expect_1.pdf>). Work will be a mixture of day trips, backpacking trips and a few car camping trips. Must be comfortable camping for extensive periods, working in remote locations without cell coverage, in inclement weather and sometimes uncomfortable conditions (e.g. shrubby burned sites in full sun), all while maintaining a positive attitude and attention to detail! Day-to-day work schedules are likely to include long days when visiting more remote sites. Applicants must be comfortable hiking up to 5 miles off trail per day in rough, uneven terrain, and backpacking with 50lb packs on maintained trails. Hazards include steep slopes, snakes, ticks, falling timber, and illegal marijuana plantations. But it will also be a fun summer outdoors! All employees must complete CPR & Wilderness First Aid on their own time.

Duties and Required Qualifications

Crew lead: $17-18/hour, depending on experience

Duties:  Crew lead is responsible for organizing day-to-day work plans, ensuring work plans are accomplished, managing crew safety and logistics, and maintaining good communication with project lead.  Crew lead will also coordinate schedules with other field crews as needed.

Required Qualifications

–Leadership experience in vegetation data collection

–Experience identifying plants to species using dichotomous keys & knowledge of California flora

–Experience navigating off trail using map and compass and GPS units

–Strong organizational skills

–Bachelor=92s degree in Biology, Botany, Natural Resources or related field

Crewmember: $15-16/hour, depending on experience

Duties: Work as a team to collect data using a suite of sampling protocols.

Desired qualifications

–Previous experience on field crews and/or a field measurements course

–Experience identifying plants to species using dichotomous keys & knowledge of California flora

To apply

Please compile a single pdf document with:

–a one-page cover letter that includes the position you wish to be considered for and dates of availability

–a one-page resume

–contact information for three references

Send single pdf document to Kristen Shive at rimfire.2014@gmail.com<mailto:rimfire.2014@gmail.com>, with the position you want to be considered for in the subject line (Crew lead, Crewmember or Both). Your application will not be considered if these directions are not followed in full.  Applications will be reviewed and the top-rated applicants will be contacted for an interview. Questions should also be directed to rimfire.2014@gmail.com<file:///C:/Berkeley/Hugh_Stuff/Budget/Crew%20Documentation/2017/rimfire.2014@gmail.com>.

M.S. Graduate Research Assistant: The role of understory nitrogen metabolism in watershed-level nitrogen retention in an Appalachian hardwood forest

The Division of Forestry and Natural Resources, in the Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Design, West Virginia University, invites applications for a graduate research assistant (GRA) to conduct research on the role of the herb layer in nitrogen cycling in an Appalachian hardwood forest. The study is situated in and takes advantage of the data-rich environment of the Fernow Experimental Forest operated by the U.S. Forest Service’s Northern Research Station. West Virginia University is the state=92s flagship research-one institution, and is among the top universities in the nation, with demonstrated excellence in teaching and research.

The successful applicant will conduct field work and sample collection, processing, and analyses to: 1) assess whether particular herbaceous species are disproportionally found under tree species associated with either high N or low N availability,  2) assess the relative importance of overstory and understory plants in watershed nitrogen retention, and 3) to assess how the composition of different soil nitrogen compounds is influenced by tree species associated with high vs low N availability. Other duties include (but are not limited to) various field and lab work, maintenance of field equipment, coursework and publication. The production of an exemplary thesis is expected.

Applicants must possess a bachelor=92s degree completed in natural resources, ecology, biology, environmental sciences, or a closely related field. Experience in forest plant identification, data processing, analysis, and GIS are a plus. Strong verbal, written, and computational skills are mandatory. Successful applicants will work collaboratively and independently, and conduct field work under variable weather conditions in steep, mountainous terrain. Applicants must possess a valid US driver’s license.

The preferred start date of the position is May or June of 2017. However, this position remains open until filled. If interested in applying, please forward by email the following documents (incomplete applications will not be reviewed): transcript, curriculum vitae, recent GRE scores, recent TOEFL/IELTS scores (international students), cover letter (including academic, research and professional goals and interests), and the names and contact information of three references to: Dr. Kirsten Stephan, Division of Forestry and Natural Resources, 337D Percival Hall, West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV 26506, USA; Tel: (304) 293-0024; Email: Kirsten.Stephan@mail.wvu.edu.

Seasonal Project Assistant Opportunity At Cary Institute Of Ecosystem Studies

Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies, Millbrook, NY, is accepting

applications for a Seasonal Project Assistant to assist in studies of the

ecology of the Hudson River. This position reports to Dr. Stuart Findlay.

Desired dates of employment are approximately May 15th through September

15, 2017.

Duties include considerable fieldwork on boats and along shore or wetlands

of the Hudson River, as well as data entry and collection and processing of

zebra mussels, other invertebrates and water samples. To qualify,

candidates must be comfortable working in and around the water and handling

sample equipment weighing up to 75 pounds; experience with boats and

training in limnology and invertebrate zoology also helpful.

Finalist candidate will be required to successfully complete a post-offer,

pre-employment driving background check.

Position is hourly, non-exempt and non-benefitted.

All candidates must be authorized to work in the U.S.

Posting is open until March 24, 2017 or until filled. Onsite housing may be available.

Consideration of applications will begin immediately. Visit our website a

http://www.caryinstitute.org/who-we-are/jobs and complete our online job

application. Please attach one document which includes a cover letter,

resume and the names and full contact information (including e-mail

address) for three professional references. Include job code 17012-I in

your correspondence.

The Cary Institute is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and Affirmative

Action (AA) employer. It is the policy of the Company to provide equal

employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to

race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national

origin, age, familial status, protected veteran or disabled status, or

genetic information.

REU position in desert stream ecology at ASU

We are seeking two summer undergraduate researchers to participate in a

project investigating how variation of streamflow affects energy

transfer through stream food webs. The goal of the Food Chain Length

(FCL) project is to link the mechanisms of temporal variation in

streamflow and intensity of disturbance regimes to FCL in aridland

streams. Ongoing research conducted in streams across Arizona includes

repeated measures of variation in food chain length, ecosystem

metabolism, nitrate concentrations, and experimental nitrogen pulse

manipulations. Additionally, we are investigating how flood pulses of

water and nitrogen stimulate production in the riparian ecosystem by

measuring changes in soil processes, primary producers, and consumers.

Students will contribute both to the field campaign and laboratory

sample processing. Students will also collaborate closely with the

principal investigator, graduate students, and technicians to develop an

independent research project that will build on the ongoing research.

Fieldwork will consist of traveling to rivers across the state of

Arizona for aquatic biological surveys, water quality measurements,

sensor maintenance, and requires spending long days in the desert during

the Arizona summer, often carrying heavy equipment. Lab work will

consist of processing samples for stable isotope analysis, invertebrate

sorting, and soil microbial activity and nutrient assays.

Applicant requirements: Students must have demonstrated interest in

ecology. The position lasts 12 weeks, preferably starting in early May,

though exact dates are flexible and is based at Arizona State

University. Application is restricted to currently enrolled

undergraduates that graduate no sooner than fall 2017. All applicants

must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents.

Desired qualifications: Previous experience with laboratory or field-

based research; coursework in biology, ecology, chemistry, and

math/statistics; enthusiasm about conducting both field and lab work,

with occasional long days in the field or multi-day field trips; valid

U.S. driver=92s license. Women, underrepresented minorities, and persons

with disabilities are especially encouraged to apply.

To apply: 1) letter summarizing research interests and experience, 2)

list of relevant coursework, and 3) CV to Dr. Tamara Harms

(tkharms@alaska.edu) by March 21, 2017

Hiring: Vegetation Monitoring Position in Minnesota

This position serves to assist in a collaborative effort in a statewide vegetation monitoring project being established and led by the Minnesota Biological Survey; a program housed within the MN Department of Natural Resources.  Field work will include driving and hiking to often remote sites, navigating to sites using GPS units, establishing plots according to monitoring protocols, and collecting quantitative data on plant species and other aspects of ecosystems such as soils and coarse woody debris. Plant identification skills, as well as the use of dichotomous keys will be required.

Periods of very demanding fieldwork under potentially arduous conditions will be followed by periods of administrative work during the winter months. Tasks such as data entry from field forms, identifying and preparing collected plants for identification, and assisting with preparing data for analyses will take precedent. Other tasks include verifying potential plot locations using GIS, contacting landowners and site managers for permission to collect data, and assisting with data entry or GIS mapping of other ongoing projects.

This position is the first of two temporary positions being posted. The anticipated end date is June 28, 2019. Extension of the position is dependent on funding.

For more information and to apply, go to https://www.mn.gov/mmb/careers/ and click on “External Applicants”.  In the keyword search box, enter the job listing number 11898 and follow the instructions at the bottom of the posting.  The closing date for this posting is March 21, 2017.

If you have questions about the position, contact Hannah Texler (hannah.texler@state.mn.us; 651.259.5048) or Erika Rowe (erika.rowe@state.mn.us; 651-259-5134).

Undergrad Field Research UCR Entomology/Microbiology

The Purcell lab in the Department of Entomology at UCR seeks motivated

undergraduate students to contribute to summer research projects.  Members

of the Purcell lab study the behavioral, ecological and genetic basis of

evolutionary transitions in social organization in insects such as ants.=20 One project in particular will require 1-2 undergraduate research assistants

this summer.  Recent research is expanding what we know about the role of

the gut microbiome in ecology. Amanda Hale, a PhD student in the Purcell

lab, is investigating the role of gut microbiome plasticity in facilitating

the success of invasive species.  This project will consist of field

collections of ants from different natural and urbanized areas in the

southern California region, lab maintenance of experimental colonies, and

genetic lab work. Collections will be time sensitive, requiring on-site

camping in the field and motivated students with strong time-management

skills. Experience with camping, hiking and other outdoor activities will be

an asset.   Students will gain skills in insect identification, field work,

sterile lab technique, dissections, and experimental design.  Exceptional

students who demonstrate their skills and work ethic in lab may be able to

run their own experiment, earn research credit, or earn a salary as a

research assistant.  If interested, please contact Amanda Hale

(ahale004@ucr.edu) for more information.  Application materials will include

a resume/CV and contact information for two references.  These will be due

no later than April 10.

Summer Field Technician: Floodplain Forest Restoration

Location:

St. Paul, MN, USA

Duration:

May-August

Job Type:

Seasonal

Application Deadline:

03/22/2017 or until filled

Job Description:

One (1) technician is needed for a study of reed canarygrass treatments and floodplain forest tree planting. One goal is to develop more effective reed canarygrass control measures that reduce the grass=92s coverage. The second is to study the effects of site treatment across a range of environmental factors. The third is to examine differences in natural tree regeneration across site treatments and the range of environmental factors tested. The fourth is to study tree seedling establishment, survival and growth across different stock types, site treatment strategies, and the range of environmental factors studies. The technician will join a graduate student researcher to collect data including: estimate percent cover of reed canarygrass, record differences in environmental factors, measure tree growth, and enter field data as a team and independently. Our office is based in St. Paul, MN and field sites are in southeast Minnesota. A vehicle will be provided for transportation between the office and field sites. We are looking for applicants who will take pride in collecting and entering high-quality ecological data, are hard-working, and have a team-

oriented attitude. May involve occasional work on other projects in Minnesota associated with the Montgomery lab at the University of Minnesota.

Qualifications:

Minimum qualifications include undergraduate standing in Natural Resources, Forestry, Ecology, Wildlife or related major or equivalent experience; a valid driver=92s license, good driving record, and ability to drive for at least two hours at a time; ability to work in challenging terrain (full sun, high humidity, wet, mucky ground); ability to closely follow tree measurement and percent coverage protocol and data entering instructions; attention to detail and accuracy in data collection; and willingness to spend long days in the field working and hiking through dense ground vegetation and wet environments with biting insects. This job requires people who have high attention to detail, are able to follow precise protocol, and possess a positive attitude. Must be willing to occasionally camp near field site for field work.

Compensation:

$12/hour for 40 hours/week. If applicants prefer part-time employment (e.g. <40h/week) please indicate that preference in the application.

To Apply:

Persons interested in interviewing for a position should email a letter of interest and resume with names and contact information (phone and email) for two references to Maria DeLaundreau at dela0271@umn.edu. Please include YOUR LAST NAME and =93FLOODPLAIN TECH=94 in the email subject line.

Number of Openings:

1

The University recognizes and values the importance of diversity and inclusion in enriching the employment experience of its employees and in supporting the academic mission.  The University is committed to attracting and retaining employees with  varying identities and backgrounds.

The University of Minnesota provides equal access to and opportunity in its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expressions.  To learn more about diversity at the U:  http://diversity.umn.edu.

Summer Field Technician: Prescribed burning effects on lowland brush ecosystems

Job Title: Field technician

Location:

Northern Minnesota, USA

Duration: 4-6 months (May 15 =96 August 31)

Job Type:

Seasonal

Application Deadline:

03/31/2017

Job Description:

Two (2) technicians are needed for a study of brushland vegetation response following prescribed burning in northern Minnesota. Our research objective is to examine the effects of season of burning on brushland habitat quality and use. The technicians will join a graduate student researcher to conduct vegetation surveys and fuel assessments. We are looking for applicants who will take pride in collecting high-quality ecological data without supervision, under challenging field conditions (i.e., strenuous hiking in brushy wetlands; long hours of sun, heat, and humidity; ticks, mosquitoes and biting flies galore), with a hard-working, team-oriented attitude, and preferably with a good sense of humor. The season will run from May 15, 2017 through end of August 2017, and there is some flexibility to the start and end dates depending on whether and technician availability. The project will be based out of the UMN Cloquet Forestry Center.

While the primary responsibility of the technicians will be work related to the study of brushland vegetation, other projects and field opportunities will likely be available throughout the summer.

Qualifications:

Minimum qualifications include a background, or seeking degree, in Natural Resources, Forestry, Ecology, Wildlife or related major or equivalent experience; ability to work in challenging terrain and navigate in the field using GPS; ability to closely follow vegetation survey and fuel assessment protocol and data entering instructions; experience with plant identification in the Lake States; and willingness to spend long days in the field working and hiking through brushy, wet environments. This habitat is difficult to move through, so prior experience working in difficult terrain is a plus. This job requires people who enjoy living and working closely with others, are resourceful and creative, have high attention to detail, are able to follow precise protocol, comfortable going with the flow with a sometimes unpredictable work schedule and possess a positive attitude for long days. Surveys require driving between multiple sites and applicants must possess a valid driver=92s license.

Compensation:

$12/h @ approximately 40/week from May through August. Housing is provided if needed at a minimal cost (~25$/week).

To Apply:

Persons interested in interviewing for a position should email a letter of interest and current CV with names and contact information (phone and email) for two references to Lori Knosalla at knosa003@umn.edu.Please include YOUR LAST NAME and =93BRUSHLAND TECH=94 in the email subject line.

Number of Openings:

2

The University recognizes and values the importance of diversity and inclusion in enriching the employment experience of its employees and in supporting the academic mission.  The University is committed to attracting and retaining employees with varying identities and backgrounds.

The University of Minnesota provides equal access to and opportunity in its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expressions.  To learn more about diversity at the U:  http://diversity.umn.edu.

Field tech positions studying plant-pollinator interaction networks in southwestern US

The Ponisio Lab is seeking two field technicians to conduct fieldwork for a

new experiment investigating pollinator interactions in the Madrean Sky

Islands. This long-term project will explore how interaction patterns at

the individual, species, and network levels affect ecosystem resilience and

function, and how the assembly history of a community influences those

patterns. This is a collaborative project with Shalene Jha at the

University of Texas and Terry Griswold at the USDA Logan Bee Lab. Our

non-profit partner is Robinson Sudan at New Leaf.

We will be sampling plant-pollinator communities in southeastern Arizona

and northern New Mexico from mid-June to August 2017. A typical field day

will involve either driving or hiking to sampling sites in high-elevation

meadows, collecting pollinators for approximately four hours, and pinning

samples back at the campsite. We intend to camp for around five days at a

time, then return to one of two field stations (Southwestern Research

Station in Arizona and Sevilleta Field Station in New Mexico). We will work

in teams of two, and rotate the teams around the sampling sites.

*Responsibilities*

   – Field monitoring and collection of pollinators

   – Processing insect specimens in the lab including pinning bees,

   labeling samples

   – Data entry into spreadsheets

   – Periodic monitoring of trap nesting surveys or other miscellaneous

   pollination experiments

*Qualifications*

*Required*

   – Interest in botany, entomology, conservation biology and field ecology

   – Previous field or lab experience or coursework related to botany

   and/or entomology

   – Attention to detail (will be collecting and working with original

   data)

   – Highly motivated and able to work independently

   – Basic computer skills (Word, Excel)

   – Ability to work in field under sunny conditions for long hours

   – Car camping and/or backpacking experience

   – Valid Drivers License

*Preferred*

   – Bachelors degree in relevant field

   – Previous experience studying pollinators, especially native bees

   and/or monitoring other insect populations

   – Previous field experience in the southwestern U.S.

The salary for this position is $2641- $3082 monthly, depending on previous

experience.

Candidates should apply for this position by March 27, 2017 by emailing

Kaysee Tom at kathleen.c.tom@gmail.com with =E2=80=9CField Tech Application =E2=80=93

YourLastName=E2=80=9D as the subject line, e.g., =E2=80=9CField Tech Application =E2=80=93

Ponisio.=E2=80=9D Please include a cover letter, C.V., and the names and contact

information for 2-3 references.

————

*About the Ponisio Lab*

The Ponisio Lab (http://www.ponisiolab.com) is a new lab at the University

of California, Riverside. With continued degradation of ecosystems, we need

to know how to restore biodiversity, both for conservation and to ensure

the provision of essential services provided by nature. To manage and

restore diversity in human-modified systems, however, we need to understand

the mechanisms that originally maintained biodiversity. The Ponisio Lab

studies the mechanisms operating in complex systems, specifically

ecological communities, that underlie diversity maintenance.

The questions we are currently tackling are along these lines: 1) How do

the characteristics of communities affect interaction patterns? 2) How do

interaction patterns feedback to affect the characteristics of communities?

3) How can we design (restore) degraded communities to promote stability

and evolutionary potential (applying all the principles learned from the

above)?

— Kaysee Tom

Lab Manager, Ponisio Lab, UC Riverside

kathleen.c.tom@gmail.com

Volunteer field assistants needed for research on predator-prey interactions

The Clark lab at San Diego State University is seeking committed, motivated individuals to assist in a behavioral ecology study on predator-prey interactions between rattlesnakes (Crotalus spp.) and kangaroo rats (Dipodomys spp.).

Location: Desert Regions of Southwestern US.

Dates:  Mid-May through beginning of August

Job description:    Field assistants will live at a remote field station in either the Mojave or Sonoran Desert, and conduct fieldwork in the surrounding area. Assistants will help with marking, capture, and behavioral observations of rattlesnakes and small mammals in the field.  This a great opportunity to gain experience with small mammal trapping, marking and handling of animals, radio telemetry, GPS, behavioral observation, videography techniques, and other basic behavior and ecology field techniques.

Qualifications:  No experience necessary.  On-the-job training will be provided, but priority will be given to those with prior field experience.  Must be able to hike long distances over rough terrain carrying heavy equipment, work nights and sleep days, conduct patient observations for long periods of time (up to 12 hours/night), and live in a remote area with only basic amenities and very limited access to internet and cell phones.  Must be able to work and live comfortably in extremely dry and hot desert conditions. Must be passionate about science, hardworking, independent, good-

natured, love working in the outdoors, and able to share close living quarters with other researchers.  Room and board are provided.

Application:  To apply, please send a cover letter and resume (including contact information for three references) detailing your experience with field biology, outdoor skills, and animal behavior to Rulon Clark at:  rclark@mail.sdsu.edu.  Applications must be received by April 1st for full consideration.

For more information about research in the Clark Lab, see http://www.bio.sdsu.edu/pub/clark/Site/Home.html.=20

For more information about this project, you can contact Rulon Clark at rclark@mail.sdsu.edu.

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Grad student position to study mycorrhizae and evolutionary game theory

I am seeking motivated independent graduate students to work on a project examining how plants respond to mycorrhizae as an evolutionary game, and the ecological consequences of these responses. Students should have an interest in field work, and in using mathematical models to develop testable hypotheses for field experiments.

More details and how to apply: http://web.ics.purdue.edu/~gmcnickl/

REU Opportunity: disease, climate change, amphibians

The Voyles Lab at the University of Nevada, Reno is seeking an

undergraduate student to participate in the NSF-funded REU program studying

amphibian disease dynamics. The selected student will spend up to 10 weeks

on a combination of lab and fieldwork. The research is focused on

host-responses to infection that may help guide amphibian conservation and

recovery strategies. The student will work collaboratively with a

postdoctoral researcher and graduate students under the guidance of Dr.

Jamie Voyles (U. Nevada, Reno) and Dr. Corinne Richards-Zawacki (U. of

Pittsburgh).

This project aims to understand the distribution of the amphibian disease

chytridiomycosis, which has been linked to global amphibian declines.

Fieldwork will involve amphibian call surveys, collecting disease swabs for

diagnostic tests, and collecting amphibian skin compounds. Additional work

may involve collating climatic data from regional weather stations,

producing data summaries, and conducting statistical analyses. The student

will also have the opportunity to conduct independent research, be involved

with data analysis and writing for publication.

The position includes a stipend as well as funds for housing and travel.

Prospective applicants should note that this position involves considerable

physical challenges, that may include hiking long distances with field

equipment, working in hot temperature conditions at both day and night, and

be able to tolerate extended periods in a vehicle driving between field

sites. Some camping and field cooking may be required.

*Qualifications:*

*Required*

– United states citizens or permanent residents

– Must be enrolled in an undergraduate program for fall of 2017. Students

who have received their bachelor’s degrees, will graduate in Spring 2017,

or are no longer enrolled as undergraduates are not eligible to participate.

– Driver’s license and previous experience with 4-wheel drive.

*Desired*

– Prior research experience in microbiology, physiology or ecology,

including laboratory and field research.

– Experience backpacking and camping.

– Patience, a strong work ethic, appreciation for details and strong

interpersonal communication skills.

– Ability to use GPS and read maps for navigation.

– Experience catching and handling amphibians

To apply, please send a Letter of Interest, CV, and contact information for

three recommenders to: Jamie Voyles and Mason Ryan (see email contacts

below).

Deadline to apply: 24 March 2017.

For questions, please contact:

Jamie Voyles

jvoyles@unr.edu

http://voyleslab.weebly.com/

Mason Ryan

mjryan42@gmail.com

MS/PhD Assistantship – Human effects on wildlife habitat

The successful applicant will focus on understanding and demonstrating the effects of human activities on wildlife using a functional sensory ecology approach. Research will be conducted in collaboration with the National Park Service and will involve developing spatially-explicit indices of risk from anthropogenic nightlight and noise for mammals and birds of conservation significance across the contiguous US. The resultant new knowledge will help direct research and management toward those wildlife species and habitat corridors that are most vulnerable to anthropogenic sensory stimuli.

Minimum qualifications:

B.S. in Biology, Conservation, Ecology, Geography, or related field. Competitive applicants will have experience collecting, analyzing, and presenting scientific data, working in collaborative teams, and strong interest in developing and applying quantitative spatial models. Preference will be given to students with a proven publication record.

Where:

The Carter and Barber labs at Boise State University. The student will primarily be advised by Dr. Neil Carter (Human-Environment Systems) and co-advised by Dr. Jesse Barber (Biology) and work closely with both labs. The successful applicant will be in the Ecology, Evolution, and Behavior degree program (https://biology.boisestate.edu/graduate-programs/eeb/).

Salary:

Full graduate assistantship (stipend, tuition, and health insurance).

Start date:

August 14, 2017 (negotiable)

Late date to apply:

April 15, 2017. Applications will be screened until the closing date, at which time letters of recommendation will be requested from those on the short list.

Application instructions:

Applicants should email the following materials as a single pdf file with the subject line =93Graduate Assistantship=94 to neilcarter@boisestate.edu: (a) one page cover letter describing relevant experience, interests, and professional goals, (b) CV, (c) GRE scores, (d) transcripts (unofficial) from undergraduate and graduate education, (e) TOEFL, IELTS, or PTE scores if from non-English speaking institution, and (f) contact information for three professional references. For additional information contact Dr. Neil Carter.

Boise State University embraces and welcomes diversity in its faculty, student body, and staff. Accordingly, applicants who would add to the diversity and excellence of our academic community are encouraged to apply.

Additional information:

Nestled in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains and the capital of the State of Idaho, Boise is frequently featured as a top-ranked metropolis. The city has ample opportunities for world-class outdoor activities year round and a thriving arts and entertainment culture. In 2017, US News and World report ranked Boise the 12th best city to live in the United States.

About the University: http://www.boisestate.edu

About the City of Boise: http://www.boisechamber.org

About the Human-Environment Systems Center at BSU: https://cid.boisestate.edu/hes

Field technician position: wild bee research

We are seeking a research assistant to conduct fieldwork this spring for a project on how forest habitat loss affects wild bee species. This project is part of the PhD research of Colleen Smith, who studies in Rachael Winfree=92s lab at Rutgers University (https://winfreelab.com/people/).

The successful candidate will sample wild bees at forests throughout New Jersey between April 1 and May 31, 2017. The job requires long days in the field (approximately 13 hours/ day) and extensive driving. The job is full-time (40 hours/ week), and we are offering $13 to $15/hour, depending on experience.

Qualifications: Fieldwork experience, ability to work independently, positive attitude and dedication to doing good-quality work during long field days, bachelor=92s degree in Ecology or related field.

The applicant must possess a valid driver=92s license and a car. All mileage will be reimbursed.

To apply, please send a cover letter and C.V. with your GPA and contact information for two references to Colleen Smith (colleen.m.smith@rutgers.edu), subject line “Wild bee field technician position.” Review of applicants will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Summer research technician: Species interactions and climate change

We seek a summer research technicians to join a project examining the role

of species interactions in determining the impact of climate change on plant

communities. The position is in Peter Adler’s lab

(https://qcnr.usu.edu/labs/adler_lab/index) at Utah State University in

Logan, UT, with field work in eastern Idaho sagebrush steppe vegetation.

Primary responsibilities include mapping individual plants in permanent

plots, and digitizing these maps using ArcGIS software. Important

qualifications include a strong background in plant taxonomy, and a strong

back. The position could start as early as May, 2017, and runs through

September, 2017, but start and end dates are flexible. Pay is $12 per hour.

To apply, email Peter Adler (peter.adler [at] usu.edu) with the following

documents attached as a pdf: 1) A cover letter explaining your interest in

and qualification for the position, 2) a curriculum vita, 3) undergraduate

transcript, and 4) contact information for three references. Deadline for

applications is March 31.

Field Assistant (Student Services Contractor) Invasive Species Monitoring, 1 position available

Location: Great Lakes Science Center, Ann Arbor, MI

Salary: $13.48

Duration of position:  This is a contract position that will begin by May 1st, 2016. The intended duration is May 1, 2017 =96 September 1st, 2017

Project:  The Phragmites Adaptive Management Framework (PAMF)

Position Description:  The student contractor will serve as a Field Assistant with a focus on the wetland plant Phragmites australis (common reed).  The contractor will be based at The Great Lakes Science Center in Ann Arbor, MI.  S/he will play a support role for researchers in the Coastal Ecosystems branch of the USGS-GLSC by assisting with a variety of duties. Duties include, but are not limited to, testing, refining, and demonstrating a new monitoring protocol, providing assistance to landowners and land managers involved in PAMF, entering data, and supporting data management. There is potential for additional coastal wetland work (i.e., water quality data collection and processing).

Education/Experience Requirements: The successful candidate must 1) be currently enrolled as a student pursuing a degree in natural resources, biology, ecology or a related field or 2) must have received a degree within one year prior to beginning the contract.

Field experience is required. Experience working with non-native Phragmites or other invasive plant species is preferred. Experience entering data and QA/QC is desired. Strong communication skills are important. The student contractor should have a strong attention to detail and desire to learn.

S/he also should be highly motivated and comfortable working both as a member of a close team and independently.

Other Details: This contract covers a 4-month period, with an anticipated start date of May 1st, 2017. The student contractor will not receive holiday pay, annual or sick leave, or health care benefits, nor will s/he receive overtime pay for hours worked in excess of 80 within a two-week period.  Hours in excess of the established 80 per two weeks will be paid at the regular hourly rate.  The student will report to the Great Lakes Science Center in Ann Arbor, MI for all duties, unless otherwise specified.  Office work will occur in a room equipped with a computer workstation.  Field work will occur outdoors in the Great Lakes basin, often during challenging weather conditions. Paid travel will be required for multiple days at a time.  Moving expenses will not be paid.=20 Lodging will only be provided when in travel status.

The successful candidate will be hired as an independent contractor.=20 This is not a government position, and time does not count toward time-

in-service.

Application deadline is March 24th. To ensure consideration of your application, please send a cover letter, resume or CV, and a list of three references to Abram DaSilva (adasilva@usgs.gov, (734) 214-7291).

Field and Office Assistant (Student Services Contractor) Invasive Species Monitoring, 1 position available

Location: Great Lakes Science Center, Ann Arbor, MI

Salary: $16.93/ hr

Duration of position:  This is a contract position that will begin by May 1st, 2016. The intended duration is May 1, 2017 =96 January 1st, 2017.

Project:  The Phragmites Adaptive Management Framework (PAMF)

Position Description:  The student contractor will serve as a Field and Office Assistant with a focus on the wetland plant Phragmites australis (common reed).  The contractor will be based at The Great Lakes Science Center in Ann Arbor, MI.  S/he will play a support role for researchers in the Coastal Ecosystems branch of the USGS-GLSC by assisting with a variety of duties. Duties include, but are not limited to, testing, refining, and demonstrating a new monitoring protocol, providing assistance to landowners and land managers involved in PAMF, entering data, and supporting data management. There is potential for additional coastal wetland work (i.e., water quality data collection and processing).

Education/Experience Requirements: The successful candidate must have a bachelor=92s degree in natural resources, biology, ecology, or a related field, and must either be 1) currently enrolled as a student pursuing a graduate degree in natural resources, biology, ecology or a related field or 2) must have received a degree (bachelor=92s, master=92s, or PhD.) within one year prior to beginning the contract.

Field experience is required. Experience working with non-native Phragmites or other invasive plant species is preferred. Experience entering data and QA/QC is desired. Strong verbal and written skills are important. The student contractor should have a strong attention to detail and desire to learn.

S/he also should be highly motivated and comfortable working both as a member of a close team and independently.

Other Details: This contract covers an 8-month period, with an anticipated start date of May 1st, 2017. The student contractor will not receive holiday pay, annual or sick leave, or health care benefits, nor will s/he receive overtime pay for hours worked in excess of 80 within a two-week period.  Hours in excess of the established 80 per two weeks will be paid at the regular hourly rate.  The student will report to the Great Lakes Science Center in Ann Arbor, MI for all duties, unless otherwise specified.  Office work will occur in a room equipped with a computer workstation.  Field work will occur outdoors in the Great Lakes basin, often during challenging weather conditions. Paid travel will be required for multiple days at a time.  Moving expenses will not be paid.=20 Lodging will only be provided when in travel status.

The successful candidate will be hired as an independent contractor.=20 This is not a government position, and time does not count toward time-

in-service.

Application deadline is March 24th. To ensure consideration of your application, please send a cover letter, resume or CV, and a list of three references to Abram DaSilva (adasilva@usgs.gov, (734) 214-7291).

Summer 2017 REU opportunities at LUMCON

LUMCON=92s 2017 Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Program: Interdisciplinary Research Experiences in Changing Coastal Environments

The Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium (LUMCON) (www.lumcon.edu) invites highly motivated undergraduates to apply for Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) positions in our Summer 2017 REU program in Interdisciplinary Research Experiences in Changing Coastal Environments. REU participants will spend ten weeks (June 5th =96 August 11th) at LUMCON conducting independent research projects with guidance from scientific mentors / mentor teams while interacting with peers participating in other aspects of LUMCON=92s summer programs. Each student is paired with a scientific mentor(s) based on mutual research interests. The REU program is designed to give students a meaningful, hands-on research experience that takes advantage of state-of-the-art methods and technologies available at LUMCON. This summer, mentors are interested in supporting interns to conduct research in a number of topic areas, including: invertebrate richness of deep-sea woodfalls, seeps, sediments, and shipwrecks; microbial responses to stressful environmental conditions; effects of environmental stressors on the physiological ecology of coastal invertebrates and fishes; behavioral and collective responses of fishes to environmental stressors; and impacts of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill on wetland biogeochemistry and ecology, plant ecology, microbial ecology, sediment microalgae and/or benthos. More information on the program and details on potential mentors and projects can be found at http://www.lumcon.edu/REU.

Candidates must be available for the entire ten week period.  We will provide a $500/week stipend, housing at the Marine Center in Cocodrie, LA, and support for their research.

The ideal candidate should be interested in pursuing a career in coastal and/or marine science, creative, hard-working, detail orientated, dedicated, and comfortable working as part of research team. Experience with field or laboratory research is a plus but not necessary. To be eligible you must be returning to an undergraduate degree program in the fall (e.g., if you will graduate in May or June, you are NOT eligible). Students from underrepresented groups in sciences, from small colleges, and first generation college students are encouraged to apply.=20

Application deadline: March 31st 2017.

Applications should include: copy of unofficial transcripts, contact information for two academic references, CV/resume, and a one page statement that describes your interest in the REU position, academic goals, and any previous research experience.=20

Applications should be sent to Dr. Brian Roberts at broberts@lumcon.edu with =932017 REU application=94 in the subject line.   Please feel free to contact Dr. Roberts if you have any questions.

Other: DukeU.SummerInternshipOpportunity.2

DukeUniversity: AEOP summer internships – Biomechanics of Ultrafast
Movements

ThePatek Lab in the Biology Department at Duke University is recruiting
one undergraduate student researcher through the US Army Educational
Outreach Program (AEOP) during the summer of 2017. The student will
participate in projects examining fast, impulsive movements of animals
in the natural environment. The focal systems for the project are
trap-jaw ants. Responsibilities of the student researchers may include
collecting study organisms from local habitats, obtaining high-speed
videos of animals, analyzing high-speed videos using computer software,
performing statistical analyses and scientific writing. The details of
responsibilities and tasks will be determined based on mutual interests
of the students and the mentors. There are also possibilities for the
students to develop individual projects under our mentorship.

Weare looking for motivated, reliable students who are excited about
having first-hand research experience at the intersection of biology
and physics. Skills to perform the above-mentioned tasks are not
required. We especially value students who are curious, hard-working
and have an open mind about the possibilities of basic, scientific
research. For more information about The Patek Lab, please visit our
website: www.thepateklab.org<http://www.thepateklab.org/>

DEADLINE:March 12, 2017, 11:59 pm. All applicants must submit two letters
of recommendation, transcripts and must have maintained a cumulative
GPA of at least 3.2 in their coursework. Applicants must also include
a brief essay that explains their interest in this research and how it
relates to their future goals.

TOAPPLY: Please click the link below through the
Undergraduate Research Apprenticeship Program (URAP):
http://www.cvent.com/events/2017-undergraduate-research-apprenticeship-program-urap-/event-summary-ccf8d39466294c8391d60121495cfcdf.aspx

–        Select “Apply” at the bottom of the page
–        Fill out the forms
–        At “Please select your 1st preference of URAP location,”
please select “BDUN53 Duke University”

NOTE:The project description from the Army Research Office website was
incorrect and has now been fixed. It should read:

“ImpulsiveBiological Performance in the Natural Environment”: Student
will focus on impulsive performance in the natural environment. Applicants
will need to have taken introductory biology and physics (mechanics). They
must have an interest in working outdoors and with live animals.”

chi.yun.kuo@duke.edu

butterfly and seabird internship Florida Keys

The Florida Museum of Natural History and the Florida Keys National Wildlife Refuges Complex are currently seeking an intern to assist with imperiled butterfly and seabird research and monitoring. The start date for this internship is May 1, 2017 and the internship will run through August 11, 2017 (15 weeks total). This internship may be extended pending the availability of additional funding. The exact start and end dates are flexible, but only those who can commit to at least 12 weeks will be considered. The intern will be provided with a stipend of $100 per week, and shared housing is included. Economical travel costs to and from Big Pine Key, FL will be reimbursed (up to $1,000).

The intern will have the opportunity to work closely with an endangered butterfly, the Miami blue butterfly (Cyclargus thomasi bethunebakeri). This includes assisting with research as well as ongoing monitoring efforts. The Miami blue butterfly was historically found throughout coastal south Florida but it is currently restricted to several remote, uninhabited islands in Key West and Great White Heron National Wildlife Refuges, which are accessible only by boat. We are working to learn more about the life history of this butterfly to inform population restoration efforts with the eventual goal of recovering populations of this butterfly to areas of its former range.

Additionally, occasional work will include assisting with a seabird social attraction study on Magnificent Frigatebirds within Key West and Great White Heron National Wildlife Refuges.  Sites are only accessible by boat, and work involves monitoring of bird use on specific islands, as well as installation and maintenance of on-site field equipment.

Successful applicants must have a passion for working outdoors, even in challenging conditions. Summer temperatures often exceed 90=B0F, with high humidity, frequent thunderstorms, and biting/stinging insects. The applicant must be comfortable working on small motorboats, including in rough seas. The selected candidate may have the opportunity to complete the Department of the Interior=92s Motorboat Operator Certification Course (MOCC).

The majority of the work for this internship will take place in the Lower Florida Keys and shared housing on Big Pine Key will be provided. The intern will have a private bedroom, but will share living space with other interns, volunteers and visiting researchers. The bunkhouse is air conditioned and includes laundry facilities, utilities, and internet access. A shopping center with a grocery store is located within walking or biking distance and the office where the selected candidate will report is located approximately 2 miles from the bunkhouse. Having a private vehicle is very helpful but not an absolute necessity. A vehicle will be provided for transportation between the office and field sites.

Responsibilities:

=B7       Assist with releases of captive-bred Miami blue butterflies in the Lower and Middle Keys

=B7       Assist with monitoring of released butterflies and immatures (eggs, larvae and pupae)

=B7       Assist with monitoring of extant populations of Miami blue butterflies

=B7       Assist in flight cage maintenance

=B7       Assist with seabird monitoring and field equipment maintenance associated with social

        attraction study

=B7       Help to coordinate and oversee volunteers

=B7       Data entry using Microsoft Excel and Access

=B7       Assist with additional projects as needed, potentially including monitoring Bartram=92s scrub-                    hairstreak butterflies, monitoring of sea turtle nests, and public outreach/education

Qualifications:

=B7       Current student or recent graduate of a Bachelor’s program in Biology, Ecology or related field

=B7       Enthusiasm for outdoor work, especially in hot and buggy conditions

=B7       Ability to visually detect very small butterfly eggs and larvae. Training will be provided.

=B7       Experience conducting biological fieldwork preferred

=B7       Basic bird identification skills and ability to use binoculars

=B7       Knowledge of Florida flora and fauna is helpful, but not required

=B7       Experience operating or being on small boats is helpful, but not required

=B7       Attention to detail and keen observation skills are required

=B7       Physically fit, with the ability to hike several miles and lift 30 lbs. without assistance

=B7       Ability to work well in a small team of researchers and volunteers

To apply, please send a cover letter, resume and contact information for three references in a single PDF document to Sarah Steele Cabrera at ssteelecabrera@flmnh.ufl.edu<mailto:ssteelecabrera@flmnh.ufl.edu> by March 24, 2017. Applications will be reviewed as they are received.

Restoration Field Technician

Please follow this link to apply directly through our online portal:

http://crcareers.thegreatbasininstitute.org/careers/Careers.aspx?rf=3DECOLOG&REQ=3D2017-RAP-017

The Great Basin Institute is working cooperatively with the Bureau of

Land Management Southern Nevada District Office to bring on one

Restoration Field Technician.  The restoration field technician will be

responsible for implementing spring and riparian restoration projects,

and performing office and field activities related to spring and

riparian area management, restoration, and monitoring. The technician

will also participate in the implementation of landscape scale upland

habitat restoration projects.

The associate will work under the direction of the BLM Las Vegas

Restoration Program Manager and will engage in tasks including:

=95Field monitoring using basic equipment and standard techniques for

measuring vegetation response, hydrological condition and other

ecological indicators;

=95Independently conduct field work in the Mojave Desert;

=95Drive through rugged terrain using 4WD vehicles or UTV=92s;

=95Conduct work in the field throughout all seasons;

=95Data processing, including GIS work;

=95Gather data, and prepare and submit reports;

=95Coordinate with volunteer groups, and oversee restoration work with

volunteer teams and Nevada Conservation Corps teams  to restore riparian

and upland wildlife habitat;

=95Repair fences, barriers, gates, and signs using construction tools such

as post hole diggers, shovels, digging bars, a generator, electric

drills and other hand tools;

=95Treat exotic plants with mechanical techniques such as pulling, and

coordinate herbicide treatments by certified applicators;

=95Support the planning, designing, and logistics for restoration

projects;

=95Work with a variety of specialists from different agencies in order to

assist with the completion of projects;

=95Other restoration activities will be assigned as needed; and

=95Participate in GBI and BLM training opportunities.

Location:

The technician will be based out of the BLM Southern Nevada District

office, which is located in northwest Las Vegas, NV. The Southern Nevada

District Office manages more than three million acres of Mojave Desert

in Clark and Nye counties. The scenery varies from dramatically colorful

geologic landforms and largely unspoiled panoramic vistas of Red Rock

Canyon National Conservation Area to remote and rugged wild landscapes

of the recently designated Gold Butte National Monument. Recreation

opportunities abound and viewing sites for desert plants and animals are

easily accessible.

Compensation:

=95Rate of Pay: $15.00/hour

=95Health and Dental benefits

Timeline:

=95March 2017 for a 1 year duration; potential for extension pending

available funding and positive performance review

=95Full time, 40 hours per week; overtime and/or weekend hours may be

required occasionally

Qualifications:

Required Qualifications-

=95Bachelor=92s Degree in Physical or Ecological Sciences (such as

Environmental Science, Ecology, Hydrology, Rangeland Management or

related subject);

=95Experience conducting ecological field work, preferably related to

botany;

=95Experience in data collection;

=95Coursework in plant restoration, botany,  or range science (transcripts

may be requested);

=95Experience conducting plant surveys using various monitoring protocols,

such as standard rangeland monitoring protocols, photo plots, and site

observations;

=95Experience with data entry and analysis;

=95Experience with technical writing and/or producing written

project/monitoring summary reports;

=95Experience working with hand-held GPS equipment for navigation and data

collection;

=95Experience working with GIS software; and

=95Experience with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Access)

=95Valid, state-issued driver=92s license and clean driving record;

experience operating 4WD trucks on paved and unpaved roads;

=95Ability to work independently, self-direct and self-motivate;

=95Good organizational skills and ability to multitask;

=95Willingness and ability to carry a backpack water sprayer (up to 35

pounds), lift up to 50 pounds, and to perform physical labor, including

but not limited to, manual removal of non-native vegetation, and

planting of native vegetation; and

=95Ability to communicate effectively with team members, agency staff, and

a diverse public;

=95Willingness to spend multiple days camping in the field;

=95Willingness to sometimes work irregular hours (e.g., early mornings,

late nights);

=95Ability to work in harsh and rapidly changing environments, work in all

types of weather conditions and traverse uneven terrain;

=95Willingness to complete chain saw and UTV training; and

=95Successful applicant(s) must complete a Department of Interior (DOI)

Background Investigation (BI) or submit paperwork to BLM human resources

indicating an active and fully adjudicated BI has already been completed

prior to beginning position.

Desired Qualifications-

=95Experience conducting and/or overseeing restoration projects;

=95Experience using small engines such as generators, chain saws, and

augers.

=95Knowledge of Mojave flora, fauna and environmental conditions

desirable;

=95Experience using a dichotomous key to identify plants to species; and

=95Experience in applying revegetation and other restoration techniques.

How to Apply:

Please follow this link to apply directly through our online portal:

http://crcareers.thegreatbasininstitute.org/careers/Careers.aspx?rf=3DECOLOG&REQ=3D2017-RAP-017

NSF/USGS grad student opportunity in peatland ecology and molecular biology

The USGS, in connection with the NSF Graduate Research Intern Program (GRIP) and the NSF Graduate Student Preparedness program (GSP) opportunity, has opportunities for current NSF funded graduate students to spend up to 12 months with the USGS working on research.

See opportunities here:

https://powellcenter.usgs.gov/national-science-foundation-graduate-research-internship-program-

grip

In addition, if there are any NSF funded graduate students out there interested in applying DNA based techniques to understand peatland vegetation history in Alaska, please send me an email at mwaldrop@usgs.gov.

MS research assistantship — Rangeland Soil Ecology

Position Description

A graduate research assistantship (Masters level) is available in the

Department of Soil Science, School of Natural Resource Sciences at North

Dakota State University. The student will focus on soil ecology, nutrient

cycling, and aboveground-belowground relationships in a rangeland system,

and in response to vegetation treatments (such as fire and livestock

grazing). The research will be conducted at the Central Grasslands Research

and Extension Center (CGREC) in Streeter, ND, but the position will be based

at the NDSU campus in Fargo, ND. The project will integrate with

interdisciplinary projects at CGREC examining vegetation ecology, livestock

production, wildlife and pollinator habitat, and fire behavior.

Qualifications

Qualified applicants will have a strong academic record in the natural

sciences, excellent written and oral communication skills, the ability to

work in a team and independently, and the ability to spend substantial time

at CGREC. The most competitive applicants will have prior experience with

research and data analysis, preferably in the areas of soil, plant, or

rangeland ecology.

To apply

Submit one document (word or PDF) that includes 1) a cover letter explaining

your background, qualifications, and why you are interested in the position,

2) curriculum vitae, 3) transcripts (unofficial), and 4) contact information

for three professional references to caley.gasch@ndsu.edu. Incomplete

applications will not be considered. Screening will begin immediately

Salary: $17,000 annually, plus full tuition waiver

Location: Fargo, ND (NDSU main campus) and Streeter, ND (CGREC,

https://www.ag.ndsu.edu/CentralGrasslandsREC)

Contact: Caley Gasch, Assistant Professor of Soil Health, Department of Soil

Science https://www.ndsu.edu/soils/personnel/faculty/dr_caley_gasch/

caley.gasch@ndsu.edu

Job Posting: Seasonal Aquatic Biologist I Massachusetts

Position: Aquatic Biologist I

Start Date: May 14, 2017

End Date: October 28, 2017

About the Department of Conservation and Recreation: The Department of

Conservation and Recreation manages one of the largest and most diverse

state parks systems in the nation and protects and enhances natural

resources and outdoor recreational opportunities throughout Massachusetts.

DCR is a dynamic agency, and is one of the largest park systems in the

nation. The DCR system includes over 450,000 acres of parks, forests, water

supply protection lands, beaches, lakes, ponds, playgrounds, swimming

pools, golf courses, skating rinks, trails and parkways.

The Department of Conservation and Recreation Division of Water Supply

Protection seeks qualified applicants for the positions of seasonal Aquatic

Biologist I.

*Duties:*

Under the direction of the Environmental Quality Group supervisor or

designees, the successful applicants will:

   – Participate in field surveys of Wachusett Reservoir by using water

   quality probes, obtaining water quality and phytoplankton samples,

   delivering samples to the analytical laboratory, and processing biological

   samples.

   – Participate in invasive aquatic plant management activities by

   scouting for new invasive plants, counting invasive plant fragments,

   mapping invasive plant beds, and recording plant species occurrence in the

   Wachusett Reservoir and watershed ponds.

   – Assist in compiling and entering environmental monitoring data into

   electronic databases.

   –  Participate in laboratory analysis of water quality samples for

   characteristics like color and turbidity.

   – Participate in the sampling and analysis of algae and

   macroinvertebrate populations and their habitat for the purpose of

   assessing potential impacts to drinking water quality.

   – Assist with data analysis preparatory to writing reports on monitoring

   studies.

   – Perform other related duties as required.

While not required, small boat operation and canoe paddling experience is

advantageous as is identification of freshwater aquatic macrophytes.

*Qualifications*

*This requisition will remain open until filled; however, first

consideration will be given to those applicants that apply within the first

14 days.*

MINIMUM ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS:

Applicants must have at least (A) two years of full-time, or equivalent

part-time, professional, para-professional or technical experience in

marine biology or fisheries management work, or (B) any equivalent

combination of the required experience and the substitutions below.

Substitutions:

I. A Bachelor=E2=80=99s or higher degree with a major in marine, fisheries, or

wildlife biology; fisheries or wildlife management, marine science or

oceanography may be substituted for the required experience on the basis of

two years of education for one year of experience.*

*Education toward such a degree will be prorated on the basis of the

proportion of the requirements actually completed.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: Based on assignment, possession of a current and

valid Massachusetts Class D Motor Vehicle Operator’s license.

*An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.  Females, minorities,

veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.*

*Official Title:* Aquatic Biologist I

*Primary Location:* United States-Massachusetts-West Boylston-180 Beaman St

*Job:* Science

*Agency:* Department of Conservation & Recreation

*Schedule:* Full-time

*Shift:* Day

*Job Posting:* Mar 8, 2017, 8:46:53 AM

*Number of Openings:* 1

*Salary:*   1,845.56 Biweekly

*If you have Diversity, Affirmative Action or Equal Employment Opportunity

questions or need a Reasonable Accommodation, please contact Diversity

Officer / ADA Coordinator:* Evanice Torres – 617-626-1161

MS Delaware

Dr. Ivan Hiltpold is recruiting a MS student to join his new lab group (http://canr.udel.edu/faculty/ivan-hiltpold/) in the Department of Entomology and Wildlife Ecology (http://canr.udel.edu/enwc/), Univ. of Delaware, Newark, DE). The lab group takes multidisciplinary approaches to document on multitrophic interactions in the rhizosphere. The topics of interest include chemically meditated interaction between insect herbivores, roots and entomopathogenic nematodes, above-belowground interactions, crop domestication (effect on plant defense and architecture), impact of root architecture on upper trophic levels, or development of innovative tools in sustainable pest control. Hiltpold=92s lab, together with the shared facilities at UD, offers up-to-date instruments and technologies to undertake world-class research.

Current work in the lab is centered on the western corn rootworm as an insect model. In this context, the successful applicant will have the opportunity to look at the influence of Silicon accumulation in corn roots on the rhizopheric community. The student will undertake metabolic, phenotypic, behavioral and ecological analyzes and experiments to unravel how does corn use this key element in defenses against insect herbivores. Elements on above-belowground interactions and sustainability of the approach will be added depending on the progresses of the project.

Salary

A competitive salary (~$24,000 + health benefit) and tuition package will be offered to the successful applicant.

General Information

The Department of Entomology and Wildlife Ecology within the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources has 13 faculty, 1 extension specialist, and 15 affiliated faculty. =A0Additional world-class faculty and professionals in other departments within the College provide excellent opportunities for interdisciplinary collaboration.=A0 Research facilities include two research farms (over 200 acres each) and excellent greenhouse and laboratory facilities (see=A0http://canr.udel.edu/enwc/). The University of Delaware is a Land Grant, Sea Grant, Space Grant, and Carnegie Research University. =A0The University of Delaware is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from minority group members and women.

Successful applicant will have to enroll to the Univ. of Delaware Graduate School.

Application Instructions

To apply, please email Dr. Hiltpold (Hiltpold@udel.edu) a cover letter describing your interests and experience, a CV, contact details of 3 professional references, unofficial transcripts, and (unofficial) GPA and GRE/TOEFL scores. Contact Dr. Hiltpold for more information.

Application deadline: March 31 2017

Expected starting period: Summer semester.

REU: Carbon cycling in alpine ponds of Colorado

Dr. Scott Wissinger and Dr. Amanda DelVecchia

Rocky Mountain Biological Laboratory

Allegheny College

We are seeking a highly motivated undergraduate student to conduct a

10-week research project investigating patterns in CO2 saturation and

efflux across alpine ponds in Gothic, Colorado (

http://www.nature.org/ourinitiatives/regions/northamerica/u

nitedstates/colorado/placesweprotect/mexican-cut-preserve.xml).  The

project involves rigorous field sampling, measurement of headspace samples

on a gas chromatograph and/or LiCor, and collection of routine hydrologic

measurements.  Student should have taken basic biology and chemistry

classes and should be in good academic standing.  An interest in ecology

and/or hydrology is preferred.  Experience with both field and lab

techniques is also preferable, but not necessary.

Sampling requires hiking with equipment to 12,000 feet in elevation in

variable weather conditions =E2=80=93 thus student should be comfortable in

wilderness conditions and in excellent physical condition.  The student

should also be comfortable living in a relatively remote setting.

Position includes room, board, and stipend from the beginning of June to

mid August.  The student will be housed at Rocky Mountain Biological

Laboratory (www.rmbl.org) and will be enrolled in RMBL=E2=80=99s REU progra=

m, where

the student will be able to participate in routine meetings and a symposium

at the end of summer.  The student will also be part of a large team of

aquatic ecologists including professors, postdocs, graduate students,

undergraduate research assistants, and other REU students.

To apply, please send a CV, academic transcript, and 1 page statement of

interest to adelvecchia@allegheny.edu.

Research Associate- Freshwater Plankton Technician

The Department of Ecology, Evolution and Organismal Biology (EEOB) at Iowa State University is currently accepting applications for a Research Associate I position.

The Research Associate will oversee the activities of the biology lab including phytoplankton and zooplankton identification and enumeration for a large-scale lake water quality monitoring program. The laboratory also=20

processes plankton samples for a variety of contracts and research purposes. The successful candidate is expected to help coordinate these activities and is encouraged to participate in research if the candidate so desires. In=20

addition, this position will conduct training for undergraduate technicians, supervise technicians, maintain laboratory equipment, manage and perform=20

quality assurance procedures for the biology lab data, and communicate with the partner agency, the Iowa Department of Natural Resources.

The successful candidate will have the ability to follow protocol, effectively communicate, and be a team leader. Strong attention to detail and time management are essential to success in the position. Independent judgment, initiative, and ability to coordinate a variety of activities will also be needed to be successful in this role.

To learn more and apply: https://www.iastatejobs.com/postings/24900

Iowa State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, marital status, disability, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against. Inquiries can be directed to the Office of Equal Opportunity, 3410 Beardshear Hall, 515 Morrill Road, 515 294-7612, email eooffice@iastate.edu.

New England Wild Flower Society, SEASONAL SEED COLLECTORS (two positions); Framingham, MA

Two Rare Plant Seed Collectors =96 New England Wild Flower Society

The mission of New England Wild Flower Society is to conserve and promote the region=92s native plants to ensure healthy, biologically diverse landscapes. Founded in 1900, the Society is the nation=92s oldest plant conservation organization and a recognized leader in native plant conservation, horticulture, and education. The Society=92s headquarters, Garden in the Woods, is a renowned native plant botanic garden in Framingham, Massachusetts, that attracts visitors from all over the world. From this base, 25 staff and more than 700 volunteers work throughout New England to monitor and protect rare and endangered plants, collect and preserve seeds to ensure biological diversity, detect and control invasive species, conduct research, and offer a range of educational programs. The Society also operates a native plant nursery at Nasami Farm in western Massachusetts and has six sanctuaries in Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Vermont that are open to the public.

As part of its conservation program, the Society maintains a seed bank of rare species of plants of New England to help ensure the preservation of genetic material that will be needed for future population augmentation, species reintroduction, biological studies, and other uses.

Position Summary

The Society is seeking two seasonal Rare Plant Seed Collectors. Each collector will be responsible for a region of New England. The Southern New England collector will be responsible for collecting in Connecticut, Rhode Island, and Massachusetts, but will also be responsible for southern sections of New Hampshire and Maine. The Northern New England Collector will be responsible for collecting in Vermont and northern areas of New Hampshire and Maine.

These are temporary, full-time positions (40 hours per week) for a 22-week period beginning June 11, 2017. Species and occurrences to be collected will be determined by New England Wild Flower Society staff. Collectors should make at least 50 collections within their respective region, but must make attempts to collect from at least 75 occurrences. Collectors will be reimbursed for travel, postage, and other expenses up to a specified amount.

Rare Plant Seed Collectors will:

* Determine landowners and obtain permission for collection as needed in cooperation with Society staff.

* Research locations and timing of collections.

* Travel to sites within their respective areas to collect seed during the appropriate collection period.

* Mail seed and completed seed collection forms to the Society within 5 days of collection.

* Complete and upload respective state Heritage Program field forms for each site visited (regardless of whether collection is made) within 10 days of site visit.

Skills and Experience

Collectors must:

* Have demonstrated a strong knowledge of the New England flora.

* Have demonstrated experience in surveying rare plant occurrences and in collecting seeds of rare plant species in New England, including the use of GPS to record point locations.

* Have the ability to perform strenuous field surveys and seed collections.

* Be willing to spend long hours in the field under inclement conditions.

* Be willing to travel long distances and stay overnight as necessary.

* Have a valid driver=92s license and provide their own vehicle.

* Provide their own phone and computer, and be able to upload seed collection and field forms to the Society=92s Conservation Website.

Positon Opening: Date: 6 March 2017

Position Closing: When positon filled.

To Apply: Send cover letter and resume with your name and =93Rare Plant Seed Collector=94 in the file name to: Bill Brumback, Director of Conservation, New England Wild Flower Society, bbrumback@newenglandwild.org. Please designate your interest in either the Northern or Southern Collector positon.

Summer undergraduate field courses in Colorado & the caribbean

*AMAZING SUMMER, 3-CREDIT, FIELD SCIENCE COURSES with Ecosystem Field

Studies *

Full Details:  www.ecofs.org <http://www.ecofs.org/>

*An opportunity to apply your classroom & textbook learning while immersed

in a spectacular & transformative educational setting! *

*Caribbean Ecosystem Field Studies*

* Study, snorkel & SCUBA dive on the Caribbean coral reef of Mexico *

    May 21- June 10  or  June 14 – July 4

*Colorado Ecosystem Field Studies*

* Study, camp, & hike in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado *

   June 18 – July 8  or  July 15- August 4

   – Gain valuable career skills in hands-on scientific field research

   – Earn 3 undergraduate academic transfer credits over summer-break

   – Join a diverse & exciting group of college students for an experiential

   learning experience of a lifetime!

*For all course information visit the website:*

*  EcoFS.org <http://www.ecofs.org/>*

*Open to students from all universities & majors | Accredited by the

University of Montana at Missoula, Environmental Studies Program: ENST 391-

for 3 undergraduate semester transfer credits*

Direct questions to Professor Steve Johnson, EcoFS Director at

steve@EcoFS.org <steve@ecofs.org>

Summer internship- Grassland Pollinator Ecology

We seek a motivated student with experience identifying insects or plants to work with biologists at the Katy Prairie Conservancy and the University of Houston over the summer of 2017.  The student will examine plant and pollinator communities in natural and restored prairies around the Houston area.

The student will be required to work independently after training, and will be expected to spend long hours outdoors in uncomfortable (hot, humid) conditions.  The student will be responsible for collecting and identifying pollinators from pollinator traps, observing pollinator behavior, measuring plant communities, and collecting and identifying insects from sweep net samples at several prairie sites.

Applicants should have experience working with dichotomous keys.  We will be most interested in applicants with experience identifying plants or insects. Applicants should be available for ten weeks during the summer; the ten weeks do not have to be continuous.

The intern will be paid $12 per hour for ten weeks of work.  The intern will relocate to Houston for 10 weeks of the summer at their own expense, must have a reliable vehicle, and will not be additionally reimbursed for local travel to access field sites. Field sites will be within a 60 mile radius of the University of Houston.

To apply, please submit a cover letter, resume, unofficial transcripts, and contact information for two references to Steven Pennings at scpennin@central.uh.edu<mailto:scpennin@central.uh.edu>. Applications should be received by March 19 in order to receive full consideration.

Job opportunity: field technicians at Schoodic Institute

Schoodic Institute at Acadia National Park (Maine) is seeking four, temporary Ecology Field Technicians for the following research areas: Migratory Bird Monitoring

Biodiversity Citizen Science

General Ecology

Forest Ecology

All Field Technicians perform field observation and sample collection, handling, and processing where necessary; assist with citizen science and Earthwatch expeditions; and track and maintain equipment. Field Technicians are responsible for data management of collected data.The Field Technicians are mentored by Schoodic Institute staff. Once trained, the Field Technicians may lead volunteer field crews.

Daily and weekly work schedules fluctuate. Work days can be up to twelve hours long. Workdays may be split with morning and evening work. At times work will begin at dawn and go through dusk. The work week may include weekends.

Qualified applicants need to be able to work in challenging outdoor conditions, learn on the go, work independently or in small teams, and develop efficient field data collection techniques. Position details and how to apply can be found  at https://www.schoodicinstitute.org/about/employment-opportunities/ecology-field-

technicians/.

About Schoodic Institute: Schoodic Institute at Acadia National Park is a 501(c) 3 non-

profit organization. The mission of Schoodic Institute is to advance ecosystem science and learning for all ages through its unique partnership with Acadia National Park. The Institute=92s goal is to be the national leader for research that inspires environmental stewardship. From its Acadia National Park campus, the Institute engages scientists, educators, students, and the public in research and learning. Schoodic Institute=92s programs build understanding and appreciation for science and the natural world and contribute to addressing complex challenges in a changing environment.

Summer Turtle Research Position

Hello colleagues:

I am currently looking to fill a full-time technician position for summer research on Blanding’s Turtles (position announcement below). Please

circulate or, if interested, apply!

DATES:  1 May 2017 =96 15 July 2017

LOCATION: Sandhill Wildlife Area, Babcock, WI  54413

NUMBER OF POSITIONS: 1 Temporary, Full-Time Position

POSITION DETAILS: Technicians will use radio telemetry to track female

Blanding=92s Turtles (Emydoidea blandingii) to nest locations as part of a

state-wide study of Wisconsin turtle behavior, genetics, and demography.

Other duties will include conducting road surveys for nesting turtles,

checking and downloading data from wildlife cameras, monitoring nests, and

assisting with data collation and interpretation.

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS: Applicants should have good work ethic and are

expected to display honesty and integrity in collecting field data. Hired technicians will be expected to maintain high quality work under stressful

field conditions, and should thus be physically healthy. Experience in

Wildlife Ecology research is preferred, as is experience with radio

telemetry and GPS technologies. Candidates should have a valid driver=92s license with no standing citations, and preferably a car that can handle

dirt roads (mileage and gas will be reimbursed). We will give priority to applications from: current Wisconsin residents and/or undergraduate students.

PAYMENT: Approximately $1200-$1600/month, depending on qualifications.

Housing will be provided on site.

HOW TO APPLY: Send the following documents to Nathan Byer nbyer@wisc.edu:1)A cover letter, explaining the reasons why you are interested in this

position, your career goals, and your qualifications; 2)Two professional

references with email addresses and phone numbers; 3)A resume detailing

professional experiences relevant to this position.

Please submit all application materials by 20 March 2017. We will consider

applications on a rolling basis.

Paid Summer Internship in Restoration and Horticulture, St. Louis

Internship from June 5th to August 11th, working 40 hours per week.  When applying please include a cover letter along with your resume.

Summary:=20

Primary responsibility is to assist horticulture staff with the restoration

and horticulture work at the Litzsinger Road Ecology Center, a 34 acre

environmental education center managed by the Missouri Botanical Garden.

This program will have a strong focus on understanding and conducting

restoration and horticulture through a flexible weekly curriculum consisting

of reading, field research, and on-the-ground work.  Intern is required to

develop an independent, site-based research project.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

– Actively works hands-on with horticulture staff to complete prairie and woodland restoration efforts (i.e. pulling weeds, planting seeds and small

plants to revegetate the land, etc.).

– Identify and tag invasive plant species for eradication process; assists

in control of invasive plant species through the use of manual, mechanical,

and/or chemical methods.

– Operates power equipment and hand tools.

– Assists in trail maintenance =96 restore trail erosion (i.e., fill in with

soil or other materials) to prevent and/or divert further water erosion;

trash clean-up, etc.

– Collects and cleans seeds; plant and propagate cuttings.

– Assists with gathering data to complete plant population surveys

– Stream monitoring; track and record depth/height of stream; conduct

various types of water analyses using a microscope.

– May interact with volunteers and high school groups; perform hands-on

demonstrations.

– Internship Project =96 Required to independently develop a site-based

research project.

– Works cohesively as a team with LREC staff.

For more information and to apply, please go to

https://missouribotanicalgarden.applicantpro.com/jobs/535396.html

MS Assistantship – Bird communities in longleaf pine forests: Auburn University

Salary: $16,540 + tuition waiver & benefits

Start date: 08/01/2017

Last date to apply: 03/24/2017

Description

We are looking for a student to participate in a project focused on

monitoring bird communities in longleaf pine restoration sites. The primary

objective of this research is to examine stand occupancy of pine-grassland

obligate species as a function of stand establishment and management

practices. Study areas will include sites restored to longleaf under the

USFWS Partners for Fish and Wildlife Program in Mississippi.

The student will be co-advised by Drs. William Gulsby and Robert Gitzen and

will collaborate with USFWS biologists. Start date is August, 2017.

Qualifications

BS degree in wildlife management, ecology, or a related discipline.

Applicants should demonstrate a strong interest in working with songbirds and should possess relevant research experience (e.g., identification of

Southeastern birds, conducting point counts). Training or experience in

vegetation sampling and plant identification also preferred. The applicant

should also possess excellent interpersonal and written and oral

communication skills.

Combine cover letter, CV, unofficial transcripts and GRE scores into a

single PDF document and send to the email address listed below. References

will be sought for finalists.

Waterbird Internship at the San Francisco Bay Bird Observatory

The San Francisco Bay Bird Observatory (SFBBO) is seeking a full-time

intern to assist with waterbird field studies.  The internship will begin

in May 2017 with a 12-month commitment.  The internship will be based in

Milpitas, CA.  The intern will receive training and mentorship from SFBBO

staff and will develop their skills in waterbird survey techniques and data

management. The intern will be assisting with surveys at managed ponds in

support of the South Bay Salt Pond Restoration Project (

www.southbayrestoration.org). The intern will also assist with SFBBO=E2=80=99s

California Gull Research and Monitoring and Avian Disease Prevention

programs. (www.sfbbo.org/science/index.php).

*Key Responsibilities:*

=C2=B7         Conduct waterbird surveys and water quality sampling at South Bay

ponds

=C2=B7         Conduct gull counts and behavioral survey at local landfills

=C2=B7         Assist with surveys to collect dead, diseased, and injured birds

in South Bay sloughs as part of an effort to prevent avian botulism

outbreaks

=C2=B7         Work with SFBBO staff, partner agencies, and volunteers to

coordinate field work

=C2=B7         Enter, proof, and manage data collected

=C2=B7         Assist with equipment maintenance and other SFBBO projects as

assigned

*Required Qualifications:*

=C2=B7         Coursework toward a degree in biology, ecology, or related field

=C2=B7         Familiarity with waterbird species of the San Francisco Bay

(including shorebirds, waterfowl and gulls)

=C2=B7         Good physical condition and enthusiasm for long days in the field

=C2=B7         Willingness to tolerate harsh field conditions (mud, sun, dust,

salt spray)

=C2=B7         Willingness to work irregular hours including early mornings,

evenings and some weekends

=C2=B7         Strong work ethic, organizational skills, and attention to detail

=C2=B7         Valid driver=E2=80=99s license, clean driving record, and reliable

personal vehicle

=C2=B7         Ability to navigate and orient using maps

=C2=B7         Ability to work independently and as part of a team

=C2=B7         Effective oral and written communication skills

*Preferred Qualifications:*

=C2=B7         Recently completed BA/BS in biology, ecology, or related field

=C2=B7         Excellent waterbird identification skills

=C2=B7         Off-road driving experience (SFBBO truck provided for off-road

driving)

=C2=B7         Solid computer skills, including working knowledge of MS Access

and Excel

=C2=B7         Experience conducting field work in the San Francisco Bay

*Compensation:   *Applicants should be students or recent graduates (within

the last year) with a degree in wildlife biology, environmental science or

a related field.  This is a full-time internship position.  A stipend of

$125/week will be provided.  Shared housing is available at the Don Edwards

San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge in Fremont, CA.  An SFBBO

vehicle or reimbursement for use of a personal vehicle will be available

for pre-approved, work-related travel.  SFBBO will also provide most field

gear, including a spotting scope.

*To Apply: *Please e-mail the following materials to Max Tarjan,

mtarjan@sfbbo.org:  1) cover letter, 2) resume, and 3) list of three

references (names, email addresses, and phone numbers).  *Include all

materials in one Word or PDF file, and include your last name in the file

name.* Include =E2=80=9CWaterbird Internship=E2=80=9D in the e-mail subject. The deadline

for applications is March 31st.  SFBBO is an EOE.

Summer 2017 Research Assistant Position: Asian elephant personality and cognition

Locations: National Zoo (D.C.) and Oklahoma City Zoo (Oklahoma City, OK)

Position Dates: end of May to mid-July (National Zoo); mid-July to end of

September (Oklahoma City Zoo)

Stipend: Unpaid at this time.

*Responsibilities:*

=C2=B7       Assist with planning and carrying out behavioral experiments with

captive Asian elephants at the National Zoo and/or Oklahoma City Zoo (exact

dates to be determined–approximately 7 days per week, end of May to

mid-July)

=C2=B7       Extract data from video-recorded experimental trials.

*Qualities Required of Applicants:*

=C2=B7       Interest in animal behavior, animal cognition, and conservation

education.

=C2=B7       GPA of at least 3.0

=C2=B7       Provide own accommodation and transportation to/from zoo.

=C2=B7       Animal research experience (preferably research experience with

elephants).

=C2=B7       Experience interacting with zoo guests (preferably in communicating

science).

=C2=B7       Dedication to the project. Flexibility in work schedule. Eagerness

to take initiative.

=C2=B7       Ability to work well with others and independently and maintain a

positive attitude.

=C2=B7       Organization skills and proficiency in use of Microsoft Office.

*Benefits**:*

=C2=B7       Successful assistants can use this experience on their CV/resume

and request letters of recommendation.

=C2=B7       Hands-on research and education experience.

=C2=B7       Professional development opportunities.

*To be considered for this position, interested candidates must submit the

following to **Lisa Barrett (**Lbarret4@uwyo.edu* <Lbarret4@uwyo.edu>*) as

soon as possible (no later than 4/30/17):*

            1) Cover letter or letter of interest

            2) CV or Resume

            3) 3 professional references (name and contact information)