Trinidad.PaidResearchInternships.FishEvol

*Paid Research Internships – Ecology and Evolutionary Biology*Research interns are needed to assist in a multi-disciplinary,multi-investigator, experimental study of the evolution of speciesinteractions in Trinidad, West Indies. The research is led by ProfessorsDavid Reznick (University of California, Riverside), Joseph Travis(Florida State University), Tim Coulson (University of Oxford), and RonBassar (Williams College).  We seek to integrate multiple biologicalfields for the study of these interactions in experimental populationsof guppies and killifish in Trinidad. Duties include assisting inmonthly censuses of guppy and killifish populations in montane streamsand helping to execute experiments in on-site artificial streams. Themonthly censuses include long hours in the field and laboratory.  Therewill also be 12 days off each month when interns can pursue anindependent project.Interns will be required to spend a minimum of 3-months in Trinidad,with possibility of extension. There are potential start dates in May2022 and every month thereafter until September 2024. We will pay amonthly stipend, cover all travel, living expenses, travel insurance,and provide housing.*Qualifications:* We seek interns who are entertaining the possibilityof pursuing graduate studies in some area of ecology and evolution andwho wish to gain some additional field research experience before doingso.  Research will take place in semi-remote areas of Trinidad,sometimes under bad weather conditions. Applicants must be able to liveand work well with others. Research will involve carrying heavy packsover slippery and steep terrain. Applicants must be in good physicalcondition and be able to meet the demands of field research under theseconditions. Ability to drive a standard transmission vehicle isdesirable but not required. Applicants with first-aid/first respondertraining, skills in automobile maintenance, and construction skills arehighly desirable. Please address these skills when applying.Please see our website <https://nam10.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.theguppyproject.weebly.com%2F&amp;data=04%7C01%7C%7C86f9c27ff07242fc53aa08da0e29f2e9%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C637837870581272244%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C3000&amp;sdata=X3se7SLfqEn%2FjkKthLgDNge2kpjNTYxGLBO1sSoMGiY%3D&amp;reserved=0<https://nam10.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.theguppyproject.weebly.com%2F&amp;data=04%7C01%7C%7C86f9c27ff07242fc53aa08da0e29f2e9%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C637837870581272244%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C3000&amp;sdata=X3se7SLfqEn%2FjkKthLgDNge2kpjNTYxGLBO1sSoMGiY%3D&amp;reserved=0>> for more information on theproject and access to reprints.Be sure to check out our video menu,which includes a “guppy censuses” as submenu VII.It details the maintasks associated with the internship.Applicants should send cover letter, CV and the names and e-mailaddresses of three or more professional references to David Reznick(gupy@ucr.edu <mailto:gupy@ucr.edu>). At least two of the referencesshould be academics.

Summer Vegetation Technician at Working Lands Conservation

Subject: Position: Summer Vegetation Technician at Working Lands Conservation!We are looking for two hardworking & enthusiastic field techs to join our summer Working Lands Conservation research team!The Project: U.S. ranchers have long relied on rangelands to provide forage for livestock. More recently, there is a growing interest in rangelands providing a broader array of ecosystem services including sustainable forage, healthy riparian areas, and high quality sage grouse habitat. Despite a growing interest in managing ecosystem services on rangelands, there is no consensus on how management practices affect the sustainable provision of these services.Our goal is to learn how to better manage rangelands for multiple ecosystem services.  Our project examines how three different grazing systems’ season-long continuous grazing, four pasture grazing, and short-duration rotational grazing — affect target ecosystem services including: sustainable forage production, riparian health, & sage-grouse habitat. To do this, we will collect data on vegetation, riparian habitat, and sage-grouse habitat across public lands managed by the BLM plus a private ranch.Duties: The summer field crew will work under the guidance of the project manager. Main duties include:Vegetation sampling in riparian areas using point intercept methodsBiomass collectionWater quality assessmentQualifications:We are looking for 2 team members that are enthusiastic and hard-working.Previous experience collecting vegetation data is a plus, but not necessary. We will conduct training at the start of the field season.Team members must be detail oriented, able to work in pairs, and able to problem solve.Previous experience working at a remote field site in challenging conditions is a plus. Team members must be comfortable working in cold to very hot conditions, be able to carry up to 10 lbs of gear to field sites, and be able to work in these conditions for extended periods of time (10 hrs/day).Because interns will spend 4-days at a time in Rich County working and living together, we are also looking for people that work well on teams.Work schedule & Pay:All positions will run from May 24th through August 26th.There is an additional opportunity for two team members to work thru September.The basic work schedule is 4 days a week (10 hour days) for 2 weeks, followed by 2 weeks off, for a minimum of 10 weeks of work. There will also be extra hours available each month (from ~12-40 hours) for those interested.During work-weeks, team members will live at a research station in Rich County. Housing costs will be paid by Working Lands Conservation. Team members will provide their own food.Pay is $11.00. Raises contingent on successful initial training.To Apply:Please send the following materials to Dr. Kris Hulvey (Director) (kris@workinglandsconservation.org) and Jessie Danninger (Project Leader) (jessiedanninger@gmail.com):(1) A one-page cover letter describing your interest in the project and dates of availability,(2) A current resume including any previous field experience, and(3) The names, phone numbers and email addresses of 2 references.Deadline: April 8th, but stellar applicants may be interviewed sooner and hired on a rolling basis until the positions are filled. 

UG research opportunity in conservation genomics (EEB/MCB/Marine Sciences)

Conservation Genomics Undergraduate Research Opportunity – Apply by Monday 3/28Are you interested in how genetics can contribute to conservation efforts? Come join the Wegrzyn-Bucklin-O’Neill labs’ through the “Earth and Its Future” CLAS funded project aimed at species of local conservation concern. You will work both 1:1 and with a small team of graduate student mentors and undergraduates during the academic year (AY) 2022-23 to sequence, assemble, annotate, and analyze the first reference genome for a species that is the focus of recent conservation and/or restoration efforts. This paid opportunity will provide training in molecular biology, population genomics, and bioinformatics. You will also receive mentorship to apply for summer funding (e.g. UConn’s OUR SURF, IDEA, EEB URGs Undergraduate Summer Fellowship) and participate in our conservation genomics journal club.No prior research experience required. Applications from students from underrepresented groups and students who are interested in continuing research after AY22-23 will be prioritized. Positions available on Storrs and Avery Point campuses. To apply please send your resume, campus (Storrs or Avery Point), and a brief paragraph describing your interest and experience to Michelle Neitzey (michelle.neitzey@uconn.edu) by March 28, 2022. 

PaidInternships.2.EvolutionaryGenetics

Two paid scientific internships in evolutionary and ecological geneticsNick Barton’s group at the Institute of Science and Technology (IST)Austria (https://nam10.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fbartongroup.pages.ist.ac.at%2F&amp;data=04%7C01%7C%7C28e6c58d1ab34817c7b608d9f76aaefb%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C637812859848200653%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C3000&amp;sdata=bV7y1Ht3uH8LklNZb3p0ZtskZ2GXfoleT5I34S79jcc%3D&amp;reserved=0) is currently recruitingtwo paid scientific interns to assist with a long-term study of plantspeciation in the common snapdragon, Antirrhinum majus. The positionswill begin in early-mid May 2022, for a minimum of 6 months and up to12 months (open to discussion).The project:We study evolutionary dynamics and speciation in snapdragons. The study,which has been running since 2009, involves fieldwork in natural hybridzones between two subspecies with flower colour differences. The goalis to understand how different evolutionary forces—like naturalselection—have shaped this diversity.The positions:We are looking for people to help support the project by (i)participating in fieldwork, (ii) assisting with the daily management offield volunteers, and (iii) providing technical and scientific supportafter the fieldwork is complete. The internship will have 2 phases: forthe first 3 months (during the field work), the applicants will be basedin the Spanish Pyrenees near the town of Planoles; the second phase willbe based at the Institute of Science and Technology (IST) Austria. Allcosts of the fieldwork (travel, food, accommodation, covid testing,and insurance) are covered, and affordable accommodation in Austria isavailable through IST Austria (at the expense of the applicant).Essential skillsApplicants must be enthusiastic, hardworking, and be comfortable workingoutdoors. Strong communication skills, organization skills, and theability to live and work well with others are a must. A driving licenseis essential.Desirable skillsIdeal applicants will have some fieldwork experience and have astrong interest in evolution, ecology and/or speciation. Priorresearch experience, including the curation and analysis of data,would be helpful. The ability to speak Catalan and/or Spanish is veryuseful. Applicants from Catalonia and Spain are especially welcome.How to applyApplicants should send a motivation letter (addressing the skillsmentioned above), CV and the names two references to Sean Stankowski(sean.stankowski@ist.ac.at). The review of applications will start onthe 10th of March and will remain open until filled.More informationQuestions about the positions can be sent to the same address. Moreinformation about scientific internships at IST can be found here:https://nam10.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fphd.pages.ist.ac.at%2Fscientific-internships%2F&amp;data=04%7C01%7C%7C28e6c58d1ab34817c7b608d9f76aaefb%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C637812859848200653%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C3000&amp;sdata=QvbBZs5afszR%2FT9mPlDmtL%2BHntvp3EWlFx3Ixf%2FWiHo%3D&amp;reserved=0

Snapdragon.Fieldwork.Volunteers

Fieldwork volunteers wanted:Help us study plant evolution in the Spanish Pyrenees!Nick Barton’s group at the Institute of Science and Technology (IST)Austria (https://nam10.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fbartongroup.pages.ist.ac.at%2F&amp;data=04%7C01%7C%7Cdf6822d9da8043140c1308d9f76d20e0%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C637812870361853324%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C3000&amp;sdata=Oxzx8Qgn4tWrctGpaMqCXuYoTSlKIHmpPiX6uAslvkc%3D&amp;reserved=0)is looking for volunteersto assist with fieldwork on plant speciation in the Spanish Pyrenees thiscoming summer (late May – early August). This is a great opportunity foranyone looking to obtain experience in fieldwork related to evolutionarybiology, speciation and plant ecology.The project: We study evolutionary dynamics and speciation insnapdragons. The study, which has been running since 2009, involvesfieldwork in natural hybrid zones between two subspecies with flowercolour differences. The goal is to understand how different evolutionaryforces—like natural selection—have shaped this diversity.The fieldwork: We are seeking volunteers to assist with the fieldwork,which involves working in teams to map locations of individual plants(GPS) (the plants are primarily found on the roadsides), tag and samplethem for leaves and flowers, measure traits, and process material forlater DNA extraction. There may also be opportunities to be involvedin other projects focusing on pollinator behaviour and plant-insectinteractions. The work is outdoors as well as indoors – about one-thirdof the of time will be spent indoors curating leaf samples and organizingand preparing sampling equipment. The work is highly team orientated,typically in groups of 2-3 in the field and larger groups processingsamples back at the research station. Since we aim to sample all livingindividuals in the hybrid zone during the flowering season, the dailyworkload can vary significantly. At peak season, we are often very busyand our daily routines change accordingly.The location: The field site is near Planoles in a beautiful part ofthe Pyrenees in North Eastern Spain (Catalonia). We stay in comfortableapartments overlooking a picturesque valley, with close access to hikingtrails and small villages.The ideal applicant: is an enthusiastic, hardworking biology student withstrong interest in working outdoors. You must be meticulous with recordingdata and also be comfortable working as part of a team. Experience withfield-based projects and plants is helpful but not essential. Climbingexperience is useful as a small amount work is conducted on ropes. Weare looking for volunteers between the 29th May and the 1st of August. Weask people to commit to stay for 3 weeks. Applicants must be located inEurope or the UK.What we cover: All food, lodgings, Covid testing and travel withinEurope/UK are covered.How to apply? By the closing date of March 20th pleasesend (i) your CV, (ii) a short explanation about why you areinterested, and (iii) your availability between the above dates tofieldvolunteer2022@gmail.com. Please send any questions to the sameaddress.For fieldwork photos and more information, please visit the Barton Groupfield work page: https://nam10.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fbartongroup.pages.ist.ac.at%2Ffieldwork-2022%2F&amp;data=04%7C01%7C%7Cdf6822d9da8043140c1308d9f76d20e0%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C637812870361853324%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C3000&amp;sdata=G3IyBDA3G84dOER7uDsfUYVmf2PFNR5Qpzrrv%2FFbwdE%3D&amp;reserved=0

EDI 2022 Fellowship Program

 

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EDI 2022 Summer Fellowship Program

We have 15 fellowships available in our ecological data management training program for this summer. We are now requesting applications from undergraduate, graduate and recently graduated students. This fellowship is available to applicants who are U.S. citizens, legal residents or will possess a valid work or student visa for the entire duration of the fellowship. The Fellows will receive training in ecological data management and gain hands-on experience through participation in data preparation and publishing for specific host research projects. The fellowship support is $6000.

Important dates:

  • Informational webinar: 8 March 2022 @ 2PM ET – Register here.
  • Deadline for fellowship application: 20 March 2022
  • Data publishing workshop: 13 June – 16 June 2022
  • Fellowship: 20 June – 19 August 2022

Detailed information on the fellowship program host projects and on how to apply can be found on our website: https://bit.ly/3BMButW

Please contact Susanne Grossman-Clarke (grossmanclar@wisc.edu) if you have questions.The EDI-Team

Trinidad.ResearchInternships

*Research Internships – Ecology and Evolutionary Biology*Research interns are needed to assist in a multi-disciplinary,multi-investigator, experimental study of the evolution of speciesinteractions in Trinidad, West Indies. The research is led by ProfessorsDavid Reznick (University of California, Riverside), Joseph Travis(Florida State University), Tim Coulson (University of Oxford), and RonBassar (Williams College).  We seek to integrate multiple biologicalfields for the study of these interactions in experimental populationsof guppies and killifish in Trinidad. Duties include assisting inmonthly censuses of guppy populations in montane streams. The monthlycensuses include long hours in the field and laboratory.  There willalso be 12 days off between each census when interns can pursue anindependent project.Interns will be required to spend a minimum of 3-months in Trinidad,with possibility of extension. There are potential start dates in March2022 and every month thereafter until September 2024. We will coverall travel and living expenses and provide housing.*Qualifications:* We seek interns who are entertaining the possibilityof pursuing graduate studies in some area of ecology and evolution andwho wish to gain some additional field research experience before doingso.  Research will take place in semi-remote areas of Trinidad sometimesunder bad weather conditions. Applicants must be able to live and workwell with others. Research will involve carrying heavy packs overslippery and steep terrain. Applicants must be in good physicalcondition and be able to meet the demands of field research under theseconditions. Ability to drive a standard transmission vehicle isdesirable but not required. Applicants with first-aid/first respondertraining, skills in automobile maintenance, and construction skills arehighly desirable. Please address these skills when applying.Please see our website <https://nam10.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.theguppyproject.weebly.com%2F&amp;data=04%7C01%7C%7C32bc7c68dbd1491ade8f08d9f1f3274e%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C637806848912465951%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C3000&amp;sdata=4mbRI7nDKcXa1v8hxKXkuttqba5a%2B41f8vCX%2FvYje3k%3D&amp;reserved=0> for moreinformation on the project and access to reprints.Be sure to check outour video menu, which includes a “guppy censuses” as submenu VII.Itdetails the main tasks associated with the internship.Applicants should send cover letter, CV and the names and e-mailaddresses of three or more professional references to David Reznick(gupy@ucr.edu). At least two of the references should be academics.