Month: August 2022

MS Assistantship âÂEUR” Evaluating Approaches to Reduce Bird-window Collisions: Oklahoma State University

MS Assistantship Ãf¢ÒÂEURҔ Evaluating Approaches to Reduce Bird-window Collisions: Oklahoma State UniversityDescription: A fully funded master’s assistantship is available in Oklahoma State UniversityÃf¢ÒÂEURÃ’Â(tm)s Department of Natural Resource Ecology & Management, co-advised by Drs. Scott Loss and Tim OÃf¢ÒÂEURÃ’Â(tm)Connell. The research project will involve fieldwork and analyses to evaluate the effectiveness of methods to reduce bird-window collisions, which are the top source of avian collision mortality in North America and worldwide. The study will include bird collision surveys at OSU buildings originally monitored in a similar baseline study (study details here: and treated with a commercially available film designed to deter bird collisions. The student also may have the opportunity to develop a companion study using existing or new data sources to evaluate effectiveness of other approaches and products designed to reduce bird-window collisions.The graduate student will begin courses in January 2023, and we anticipate that collision monitoring fieldwork will begin during spring migration in April 2023. Funding, which will be available to support the student through at least December 2024, will be primarily through a research assistantship, but the student will also be expected to TA for one academic semester (course TA assignment to be determined, but the student will likely have an opportunity to TA in either Dr. LossÃf¢ÒÂEURÃ’Â(tm)s Applied Ecology field course or Dr. OÃf¢ÒÂEURÃ’Â(tm)ConnellÃf¢ÒÂEURÃ’Â(tm)s Ornithology course). A stipend of $1,575/month ($18,900/yr) will be provided along with full tuition waiver and health insurance at $20/month.Required qualifications: Applicants must possess an undergraduate degree in Natural Resource Management, Wildlife Ecology/Management, Ecology, or a related field; a strong work ethic and sense of self-motivation; an ability to work both independently and collegially with others; strong written and oral communication skills including experience communicating with the public during fieldwork; and an interest in urban ecology, conservation biology, and/or human threats to wildlife.Preferred qualifications: Ideal candidates will have one or several of the following skills and experiences: conducting, presenting, and/or publishing mentored research; coordinating and supervising field projects; conducting wildlife collision surveys; handling and identifying wild birds; and experience with statistical analyses.To Apply: Please send applications to Scott Loss ( by September 30th, 2022; applications should consist of a single zip file or merged pdf file that includes: (1) a cover letter outlining how you meet required and preferred qualifications, (2) a CV, (3) unofficial academic transcripts, and (4) contact information for three references. We are committed to fostering an environment where diversity of background and thought is accepted and encouraged, and we encourage all interested people to apply despite preconceived notions of their own experience as it relates to this projectÃf¢ÒÂEURÃ’Â(tm)s objectives.About the Loss and OÃf¢ÒÂEURÃ’Â(tm)Connell Labs: Our labs lead and collaborate on a wide range of research projects in natural resource ecology and management, with strong emphases on landscape ecology, biodiversity conservation, wildlife ecology and management, and major global change issues like climate change, invasive species, and direct sources of bird mortality. For more information about our labs, see:Scott LossÃf¢ÒÂEURÃ’Â(tm)s Lab: OÃf¢ÒÂEURÃ’Â(tm)ConnellÃf¢ÒÂEURÃ’Â(tm)s Lab: Oklahoma and OSU: Oklahoma is one of the most ecologically diverse states, with ecosystems ranging from forested mountains in the east to mesas and canyons in the west, and including some of the largest remaining tracts of prairies in the world, including the Tallgrass Prairie Preserve, the largest remaining protected area of tallgrass prairie. Recreational opportunities abound, with national forests, grasslands, and wildlife refuges all within 2-3 hours of Stillwater, where OSU is located. In addition, Stillwater is 1 hour from both Oklahoma City and Tulsa, which have additional opportunities for recreation, sporting events, music, the arts, restaurants, etc.OSU is a land-grant institution with an enrollment of ~25,000 students, and it is located on the ancestral lands of the Kickapoo, Osage, Kiowa, and Quapaw peoples. Indigenous people from other Native nations also reside here, many of whom were forcibly removed from their ancestral lands. They all contribute to the history and current vitality of our region. The Department of Natural Resource Ecology and Management is part of the Division of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources and conducts interdisciplinary research, instruction, and extension education to address the sustainable management and conservation of the wildlife, forest, rangeland, and fishery resources of Oklahoma and beyond. The Department is a source of cutting-edge research, quality instruction, and effective outreach to students, landowners, managers, and public agencies.Any offer of employment is contingent on the universityÃf¢ÒÂEURÃ’Â(tm)s verification of credentials and other information required by law and/or university policies, including but not limited to a criminal background check. Oklahoma State University, as an equal opportunity employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding non-discrimination and affirmative action. Oklahoma State University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all individuals and does not discriminate based on race, religion, age, sex, color, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, or veteran status with regard to employment, educational programs and activities, and/or admissions.To view this message on the web, go to:

Plant Ecology Seasonal Technician, Newton, GA

The Jones Center at IchauwayPlant Ecology Seasonal TechnicianThe Plant Ecology lab at the Jones Center at Ichauway invites applications for a Seasonal Technician position. Job duties primarily consist of collecting data from long-term vegetation monitoring plots, data entry, seed collection and processing, but also includes other field and laboratory work as needed. This 10-week position begins on September 6, 2022. On-site housing is provided on a limited basis but is optional. This position will report directly to the Plant Ecology Research Associate.The 28,000-acre research center is located approximately 30 miles south of Albany, Georgia. The CenterÃf¢ÒÂEURÃ’Â(tm)s research, education, and conservation programs focus on ecology and natural resource management. The site includes 16,000 acres of longleaf pine forests, more than 1,000 acres of wetlands, and 26 miles of stream and river ecosystems. For more information visit our web site: Seasonal Technician I: Ability to independently follow instructions. Field work requires moderate to strenuous physical activity in the field, under demanding conditions (e.g., heat, high humidity, exposure to poison oak/ivy, and insects). Previous experience with plant identification or seed collection in the southeastern U.S. and the use of dichotomous keys is highly desired. Excel, GIS, and laboratory-related experience is also preferable. Must have a valid driverÃf¢ÒÂEURÃ’Â(tm)s license. Must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 to work in the Plant Ecology lab.Qualifications: Seasonal Technician II: As above for Seasonal Technician I, plus an undergraduate degree in biology, botany, horticulture, plant ecology, or a related field or one year of relevant work experience.Wages: Seasonal Technician I – $10/hour (with housing), $12/hour (without housing)Wages: Seasonal Technician II – $12/hour (with housing), $14/hour (without housing)Qualified applicants should send a cover letter, resume, list of relevant coursework, list of three references with contact information, and the date they are available to begin working as a single document by email to: AND, Subject: Plant Ecology Seasonal Technician. For specific questions or more information on this position, contact: Lisa Giencke, Plant Ecology Research Associate, by email: or phone: (229) 734-4706.The Jones Center at Ichauway aspires to fully embrace equity, diversity, and inclusion. We reject all forms of racism including overt and systemic, prejudice, discrimination or hate toward any race, ethnicity, culture, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, ability, national origin, veteran status, socioeconomic class, religion, or professional status. The Jones Center at Ichauway is an equal opportunity/affirmative action E-verify employer.

Fall Internship in Marine Invasions at SERC (Edgewater, MD)

Start Date: ASAPLength: 6 – 9 monthsSchedule: Full-time, 40 hours/week. Non-standard schedule includes some weekend work.Stipend: $600/weekLocation: This position is based out of the Marine Invasions Lab at the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center (SERC) in Edgewater, Maryland. SERC is a research center of the Smithsonian Institution, located on the western shore of Chesapeake Bay, approximately 10 miles south of Annapolis. The 2,650-acre SERC campus contains a laboratory and office complex, as well as educational and waterfront facilities.Description: We are seeking an intern to work principally in a small-scale hatchery raising adult, juvenile and larval forms of multiple invertebrate species. Currently, there are two species of both mussels, Mytilopsis sallei and Mytella strigata, and barnacles, Amphibalanus improvisus and A. amphitrite, in culture at the lab with the possibility of additional species.  The required daily feeding of cultured organisms is a task shared between the current staff on the project and will include independent work on the weekends once a good comfort level has been attained by the intern. Cultured organisms support research projects as described below, focused on marine invertebrate lifecycle biology. The intern will also have the opportunity to work as a member of concurrent long-term field projects including in particular the Mud Crab project and Nearshore project that assess mud crab abundances and predation rates on shrimp in the Rhode River, respectively.Primary Project description: This project will explore how environmental variation affects reproduction in several species of barnacle and mussels in an effort to understand how spawning contributes to marine species invasions. Barnacles and mussels are common biofouling marine invertebrates that are frequently transported to non-native locations on the hulls of ships, making them a key risk for biosecurity. However, since mussels and barnacles are sessile (stay in the same place their whole life), the only way they can invade a novel system is if they spawn, releasing mobile propagules that make their way into port. Spawning in the case of mussels and nauplii release in the case of barnacles, are frequently triggered by changes in environmental conditions such as exposure to air, changing temperature, and food quality and quantity, which will also vary greatly by shipping route.  This project will experimentally manipulate these variables in the lab to quantify reproductive output among barnacles and mussels to better predict which shipping routes and ports may be most susceptible to invasion by non-native organisms.Learning objectives:The intern will learn;– culturing techniques for marine algae and invertebrates (mussels and barnacles)– to design experiments and conduct lab experiments with marine invertebrates– background on the role of the shipping industry in marine invasive species– how to properly use compound and dissecting microscopes– common field collection techniques (seining, tethering, trapping) and analysis and processing of field samples– eco-evolutionary concepts concerning how individual traits affect ecosystem processes (invasion dynamics)Please send resume and letter of interest to Greg Ziegler at

Wetland Restoration Field Assistant (Woodwell Climate Research Center) (falmouth MA)

SUMMARY: We seek applicants for a temporary (1-2 months) full-time field assistant position in wetland ecosystem and plant biodiversity research. The Research Assistant will conduct field work on a project that evaluates wetland restoration in former cranberry farms. Work will involve field surveys of restored wetlands for plant species composition, plant identification, data entry and data quality control. The successful applicant will work as part of a team and gain experience through field and data work across botany, soils, and ecosystem climate change science.Responsibilities:Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢Participate in field surveys of plant species composition and coverÃf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢Enter and quality check data.Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢Assist in coordinating schedulesÃf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢Field sampling at in dense vegetation and away from roads.Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢Travel to multiple field sites in cars.Desired Qualifications and Experience:Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢Must have relevant coursework in Environmental Science, Ecology, Botany, Biology, Chemistry.Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢Some field experience in a related field, including basic techniques and instrumentation used in ecology.Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢Experience with identification of wetland plants in New England highly desired.Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢Requires attention to detail, strong organizational skills, the ability to work as a member of a team.Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢Ability to work independently as well as productively as part of a team.Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢Familiarity with best practices for field safety.Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢Strong skills in identifying plants or willingness to learn.Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢Basic proficiency with word processing, data management and presentation software (e.g., Word, Excel, and PowerPoint or equivalent programs) is required.Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢Must possess a valid US driver license for the last two years and qualify to drive Woodwell Climate Science Center vehicles.Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢Expected to be resident in close proximity to Woodwell Climate Science Center at other times.Preferred Qualifications:Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢B.A./B.S. or advanced coursework in Environmental Science, Ecology, Botany, Biology, Chemistry, Ecology, Marine Biology or Natural Resources.Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢Use of a car to occasionally travel to field sites.Physical requirements:Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢This role requires work in the field, including rigorous outdoor activities (lifting approx. forty pounds, bending, carrying heavy equipment, and walking through uneven terrain, waist-high waters and marsh.)Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢Working in the field in Massachusetts requires a willingness to endure exposure to insects, ticks, and poison ivy.Application review will be ongoing.Desired Start Date: August 9, 2022.Classification and Compensation: This temporary research assistant position is for approximately 1-2 months with the possibility to extend dependent upon performance and the availability of funding. You must have flexibility in the specific hours and days you can work and be able to accommodate a variable schedule, including working evenings and weekends as needed to accomplish sampling objectives. The hourly range is $19 per hour.Location: Falmouth, MassachusettsApplication Instructions: To apply, please send your cover letter addressing your experience and qualifications in relation to the responsibilities of this position, curriculum vitae, and contact information for three references as a single PDF to our careers portal. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed. Please type WRFA on all correspondence.Please visit Woodwell’s website to learn more about WoodwellÃf¢ÒÂEURÃ’Â(tm)s work.Located on a 10-acre campus near the village of Woods Hole, the Woodwell Climate Research Center (Woodwell) is a private, non-profit research center. Woodwell is a leading source of climate science that drives the urgent action needed to solve climate change. Woodwell has 90+ staff members and is excited to welcome new employees to this work.Woodwell is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, mental, or physical disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, familial status, veteran status, or genetic information. Woodwell is committed to providing access, equal opportunity, and reasonable accommodation for all individuals in employment practices, services, programs, and activities.Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at WoodwellWE NEED ALL VOICES IN THE FIGHT AGAINST CLIMATE CHANGEClimate change is the greatest challenge of our lifetimes. Woodwell Climate Research Center (Woodwell) understands that the climate crisisÃf¢ÒÂEURҔfrom causes to consequencesÃf¢ÒÂEURҔis inextricably linked with persistent social injustice. Effectively addressing either requires addressing both. The climate crisis demands that we bring to bear all of the knowledge, expertise, innovation, and creativity that we can collectively muster, and those who have been marginalized and disproportionately impacted must be heard.The work Woodwell doesÃf¢ÒÂEURҔthe questions we ask, the ways we seek answers, and the strategies we put forwardÃf¢ÒÂEURҔis stronger when shaped by a diversity of knowledge, perspectives, and experiences. We strive to welcome, respect, and amplify differing voices. We value individuals as they are, with all their differences in race, age, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, religious beliefs, language, and mental and physical abilities.Woodwell acknowledges that our organization, and the scientific community more broadly, have a long way to go in living up to these ideals. We approach the work of improving our organization with the same ambition and commitment to systemic change that we bring to addressing climate change.We will inevitably make mistakes, but we will continue to listen, learn, and do this critical work. We understand that this work requires an ongoing commitment from each and every one of us. We are actively engaged in building and sustaining an equitable and inclusive culture within our organization, and in fostering greater diversity in climate science.

Funded grad student (MSc & PhD) opportunities in Population Ecology at UBC

Graduate student opportunities in population ecology  Ãf¢ÒÂEURҔ University of British Columbia, VancouverWilliams Lab, Department of Geography & Biodiversity Research CentreThe Williams Lab at UBC is looking for 1 – 2 graduate students (MSc or PhD) to join our group in 2023. We study how evolution and ecology interact to change population dynamics and species interactions in space and time. We want to understand how fast populations of native species can expand their ranges with climate change and invasive plants can expand following introduction to a new region, and also how plants in the endangered Garry oak ecosystem will respond to climate change. To answer these questions, we combine experiments in the field and greenhouse with quantitative models. Graduate students have the flexibility to develop a project that fits into ongoing lab research.Planning to attend the upcoming ESA/CSEE meeting and want to chat? Please send me an email. (or send an email if you’re not going and would like to chat over Zoom)We are looking for graduate students who are curious about population ecology, with at least some relevant undergraduate coursework and/or research experience. Students in the group will develop strong quantitative skills (statistical and/or modeling) and do reproducible research. Prospective students should be in interested in becoming more quantitative, and we will help them get there. Helpful if prospective students know something about identifying and growing plants, and have a valid driverÃf¢ÒÂEURÃ’Â(tm)s license.The Williams Lab is committed to creating a safe and supportive lab environment, particularly for students from marginalized communities. Our group interacts with a diverse group of geographers interested in the environment, and with ecologists and evolutionary biologists from across UBC, who are brought together by the Biodiversity Research Centre for classes, seminars and discussion groups. We have ties with the Nature Conservancy of Canada, the B.C. Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations, Metro Vancouver, and land managers at native prairie sites across the Pacific Northwest.Applications for MSc students are due in early December 2022 and for Ph.D. students in early January 2023, for a May or September 2023 start date. Curious if you might fit into the group? Send an email ( telling a little about your research interests. Already know youÃf¢ÒÂEURÃ’Â(tm)d like to be considered? Send an email ( including a brief statement that describes your research interests, past research experience and why you are interested in this position, and attach your CV and an unofficial transcript.See the lab website for more information: and find information about applying to UBC Geography here: All students admitted to Geography are guaranteed a stable income ($25,000-$31,000/year) that comes from a combination of teaching assistantships and UBC fellowships. I am happy to assist Canadian students with their NSERC applications.

Fully funded PhD and MSc in computational and seascape ecology

Dr. Dan Holstein is looking for prospective students to join the Seascape Ecology Lab’s team ( The group uses field, lab, and computational methods to understand the ecological implications of animal and material movement in a structured seascape and changing environment.Although dissertation or thesis focus is flexible, work on an NSF-funded project investigating how acidification and warming influences the larval behavior, dispersal, and connectivity of stone crabs is preferred. Experience in computer programming languages or simulation modeling would be fantastic – but most important is a desire to apply computational and simulation methods to the study of animal biology and ecology.Please send an email to, and if possible include a CV that outlines pertinent coursework or experience.

Waterbird Biologists (2) – San Francisco Bay Bird Observatory

The San Francisco Bay Bird Observatory (SFBBO) is a regional not-for-profit organization dedicated to the conservation of birds by conducting scientific research, avian population monitoring, habitat restoration, and connecting people to nature. We conduct this work in support of bird and habitat conservation.We are looking for two people to join our team as field Biologists. Both positions will begin on September 1st or as soon after as possible. One position will continue for 6 months (through February 28, 2023) and the other will continue for 9 months (through May 31, 2023).The biologists will assist with surveys at managed ponds in support of the South Bay Salt Pond Restoration Project ( The biologists will receive training and mentorship from SFBBO staff and will develop their skills in waterbird survey techniques and data management. The biologists may assist with additional projects if opportunities arise.The position will require an average of 30 hours per week, with the exact time commitment dependent on the duration of field surveys. The position will be based in Milpitas, CA with field sites throughout South San Francisco Bay.In this role you will:-Conduct waterbird surveys and water quality sampling at South Bay ponds-Conduct surveys in gull colonies-Work with SFBBO staff, partner agencies, and volunteers to coordinate field work-Enter, proof, and manage data collected-Assist with equipment maintenance and other SFBBO projects as assignedRequired Qualifications:-BA/BS in biology, ecology, or related field OR equivalent work/course experience-Familiarity with waterbird species of the San Francisco Bay (including shorebirds, waterfowl and gulls)-Strong work ethic, organizational skills, and attention to detail-Valid driverÃf¢ÒÂEURÃ’Â(tm)s license, clean driving record, and reliable personal vehicle-Ability to navigate and orient using maps-Ability to work independently and as part of a team-Effective oral and written communication skillsPreferred Qualifications:-Excellent waterbird identification skills-Experience counting large flocks of foraging and roosting birds-Off-road driving experience (SFBBO truck provided for off-road driving)-Working knowledge of Microsoft Access, R, and/or ArcGISThis role has the following physical or scheduling requirements:-The ability to traverse uneven, rough, or inclined terrain while in the field in order to carry out field surveys. The individual will be exposed to outdoor elements (mud, sun, dust, salt spray) while conducting field surveys-The ability to tolerate long field days in remote locations (up to 8 hours)-The ability to drive company vehicles off-road to remote field locations (SFBBO truck provided for off-road driving)-Irregular hours on field survey days, including early mornings, evenings, and occasional weekends. Most weeks will require 5 days in the field.-The person in this role will sometimes need to move or transfer materials weighing up to 20 pounds.-Reasonable accommodations will be made to allow individuals to perform the essential functions of this position.Our Commitment to Diversity:SFBBO actively engages individuals from all backgrounds. We are committed to embracing diversity within our organization because we firmly believe that diverse employee teams help us to achieve our best organizational outcomes and provide the most effective support to the communities we serve. We are deeply dedicated to creating and maintaining an inclusive, equitable and supportive work environment. We strongly encourage people from underrepresented groups to apply. SFBBO believes in growth and supporting our employees as best we can so they can become their best selves in and outside of work. We believe that a healthy work environment means building an inclusive culture where people can thrive together and feel supported and empowered. We believe in stretch versus constraint.In your cover letter, please feel free to note which pronouns you use (for example Ãf¢ÒÂEURҔ she/her/hers, he/him/his, they/them/theirs, etc.).We strongly encourage people of all backgrounds and identities, including but not limited to people of color, lesbian, gay, bisexual, queer, transgender and non-binary people, veterans, parents, and individuals with disabilities to apply. SFBBO is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes everyone to our team. If you need reasonable accommodation at any point in the application or interview process, please let us know.Research has shown that women and people from marginalized communities apply to roles when they meet 100% of the job requirements, whereas people without marginalized identities apply if they meet an average of 60% of the requirements. If you think that your skills are transferable and can add value to this role, please apply so that we can determine whether itÃf¢ÒÂEURÃ’Â(tm)s a good fit.Salary and Benefits:This is a part-time position. Hours will average 30 hours per week (range of 15-35 hours a week). Compensation is $18-20/hour depending on prior experience. 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:Complete our online application form, including a CV/resume and a cover letter telling us why you are a great match for our role: will need to sign into a Google account to complete the form. If you do not have a Google account to use or have questions about this opening, you may reach out to Gabbie Burns, positions will be open until filled, but we anticipate making a first review of applications during the week of August 15th.