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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: https://nam10.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fbit.ly%2F3PoNFTm&data=05%7C01%7C%7Cfde5de3d0a124519121008da7abe4ff1%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C637957255054781589%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C3000%7C%7C%7C&sdata=0pBe8w40m4s1p%2BJLGINfp7nRsdQn6OP3%2BMQXLeanjFo%3D&reserved=0) 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 (scott.loss@okstate.edu) 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: https://nam10.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fscottrloss.wixsite.com%2Flosslab&data=05%7C01%7C%7Cfde5de3d0a124519121008da7abe4ff1%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C637957255054781589%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C3000%7C%7C%7C&sdata=7O2P7VzysqvoFOOD9%2Fp83GOr6n6RFcfwmE0LxXa%2F0J0%3D&reserved=0Tim OÃf¢ÒÂEURÃ’Â(tm)ConnellÃf¢ÒÂEURÃ’Â(tm)s Lab: https://nam10.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Ftimoconnell.wordpress.com%2F&data=05%7C01%7C%7Cfde5de3d0a124519121008da7abe4ff1%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C637957255054781589%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C3000%7C%7C%7C&sdata=ca4kYmVxAdg5ukI%2FYQ%2B3%2BIrdM255l4%2BMXtdikmTu1Ys%3D&reserved=0About 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:https://nam10.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fcommunity.esa.org%2Fm.htm%3Fm%3Dv%26hid%3D359508&data=05%7C01%7C%7Cfde5de3d0a124519121008da7abe4ff1%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C637957255054781589%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C3000%7C%7C%7C&sdata=FBZoQdrQa3XpP6Qwg7qLZhn13oFlJW6MD%2FAKSS5KQQ4%3D&reserved=0

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: https://nam10.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.jonesctr.org%2F&data=05%7C01%7C%7C268c6bf4ee084295809e08da7ac26517%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C637957272603484187%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C3000%7C%7C%7C&sdata=DBq0FMkuX1FVQWapVxFbp74S9VMCFQQyRssmaajAfCc%3D&reserved=0.Qualifications: 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: jobs@jonesctr.org AND lisa.giencke@jonesctr.org, Subject: Plant Ecology Seasonal Technician. For specific questions or more information on this position, contact: Lisa Giencke, Plant Ecology Research Associate, by email: lisa.giencke@jonesctr.org 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 zieglerg@si.edu

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 (jennifer.williams@geog.ubc.ca) telling a little about your research interests. Already know youÃf¢ÒÂEURÃ’Â(tm)d like to be considered? Send an email (jennifer.williams@geog.ubc.ca) 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: https://nam10.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwilliamslabubc.weebly.com%2F&data=05%7C01%7C%7Cf2af56cec8574bd694fb08da778c623b%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C637953742124270712%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C2000%7C%7C%7C&sdata=TcEzRfuBFEXTHcPpo6qHVpu4BjIvnevHktUBoDxIB9g%3D&reserved=0 and find information about applying to UBC Geography here: https://nam10.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.geog.ubc.ca%2Fgraduate%2F&data=05%7C01%7C%7Cf2af56cec8574bd694fb08da778c623b%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C637953742124270712%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C2000%7C%7C%7C&sdata=rbjOMvftYSrzXL80VZwVpc85nDtjLkjJtx08gZEYPcY%3D&reserved=0. 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 (https://nam10.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.seascapelab.com%2F&data=05%7C01%7C%7Cf2af56cec8574bd694fb08da778c623b%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C637953742123645756%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C2000%7C%7C%7C&sdata=EE8%2FX4yc4jhEYys2N3wX9IbwrX5a0%2Fkpn4gTCZOwreQ%3D&reserved=0). 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 dholstein1@lsu.edu, 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 (https://nam10.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.southbayrestoration.org%2F&data=05%7C01%7C%7Cf2af56cec8574bd694fb08da778c623b%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C637953742123489526%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C2000%7C%7C%7C&sdata=jjUDFyG7MKk%2B72K0uvKHLdWiNutNR4Ku6D%2FFObbN6rI%3D&reserved=0). 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: https://nam10.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fforms.gle%2FFtJLV2WzvVqmiDj58&data=05%7C01%7C%7Cf2af56cec8574bd694fb08da778c623b%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C637953742123645756%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C2000%7C%7C%7C&sdata=ItN74EcR53%2Bx2NT%2BaHDabTwlLyOnOrJUQYioyTGlXZ8%3D&reserved=0You 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, gburns@sfbbo.org.The positions will be open until filled, but we anticipate making a first review of applications during the week of August 15th.

Tropical ecology field assistant wanted

Tropical ecology field assistant wantedWe are looking for a volunteer field assistant, all expenses paid, for ecological fieldwork in northern Costa Rica early September to mid-December 2022. The ideal candidate will demonstrate an enthusiasm for nature and post secondary training in ecological science, an ability to live and work in field conditions with limited and basic amenities, sensitivity to different cultures, and a sense of adventure and adaptability. The candidate must hold a valid and unrestricted driver’s license and be prepared to drive an ATV (training will be provided onsite). First aid training and Spanish fluency are highly desired but not obligatory. The candidate will assist in a field project examining the effects of climate on the aquatic insect communities within bromeliads, involving substantial field work and lab work. All flights and ground travel, accommodation, and meals will be covered by the project.To apply, please contact sarah.ravoth@gmail.com. Please apply immediately as we will review each application until we have found a suitable candidate.

Environmental Educator, Toccoa, Georgia, USA

Job Posting – Environmental Educator, Toccoa, Georgia, USABlue Ridge Outdoor Education Center is hiring Seasonal Environmental Education Instructors for our Fall 2022 season (September 26 – November 22, 2022). Located in the North East Georgia Mountains we serve schools in Georgia and surrounding states, leading them in educational field trips.Location: 

Blue Ridge Outdoor Education Center is a part of Mikell Camp and Conference Center in Toccoa, GA. Our campus consists of 468 acres with our closest neighbor being the Chattahoochee National Forest.Set in the Yearwood Valley, surrounded by forested ridge lines with streams and waterfalls, Blue Ridge is perfectly situated to take full advantage of this unique ecological area and provide diverse and exciting education and outdoor experiences.Camp Mikell has an outdoor volleyball court, large field and equipment for a variety of sports, a 9 hole disc golf course, an outdoor swimming pool and miles of trails for hiking. Many outdoor recreation opportunities are located near camp property such as rock climbing, boating, hiking (day hiking or backpacking) and biking within a 30 minute drive.Only 90 minutes from Atlanta and one hour from Athens, home of the University of Georgia, Blue Ridge staff can easily get a taste of the big city. The beautiful Tallulah Gorge State Park is also a 30 minute drive away.Qualifications:Committed, energetic, community-oriented individuals. BS or BA required. Preference given to those with majors in biology, natural sciences, or related field. Knowledge of wetland, stream and forest ecology. Residential program experience and knowledge of Blue Ridge ecosystems preferred. Applicant should be dynamic and have a sincere interest in working with kids of all ages and learning about the natural world.Duties:Teach and maintain environmental education classes in the beautiful southern Appalachian Mountains during residential programs, ages 7-16. Facilitate outdoor education programs such as high ropes and climbing walls with child and adult groups. Lead adventure programs such as rock climbing and backpacking. Some weekend work required. Opportunities available for curriculum development for experienced employees. Blue Ridge prides itself on meeting the needs of our schools by meeting the Georgia Performance Standards.Benefits:$300/wk plus room & board and catastrophic health insurance. First Aid, CPR, and high ropes training provided. We provide training in Georgia Adopt-a-stream and Project Wild each fall season. In the spring, we alternate between Project Learning Tree and Project Wet. Training times are tentative based on our seasonal schedules. Extensions on seasonal employment are available to interested employees.To Apply:

Please send a resume, cover letter, and 3 references to Blue Ridge outdoor Education Center Director Anna Dinwiddie: blueridgedir@campmikell.com

Wildlife Technician positions available (Aug-Dec)

Wildlife Technician positions available (Aug-Dec)Job Description:The Herpetology and Applied Conservation Lab in the Department of Biological Sciences at Marshall University is hiring up to six technicians to work on projects in North Carolina and South Carolina. Specifically, we are recruiting technicians to assist with the following projects: 

1)      Eastern diamondback rattlesnake monitoring (mark-recapture and radio telemetry) in South Carolina2)      Southern fox squirrel monitoring (mark-recapture and radio telemetry) in South Carolina3)      Camera trap surveys for herpetofauna and small mammals (includes mark-recapture of snakes and small mammals) in South Carolina4)      Eastern diamondback monitoring (mark-recapture only) and camera trap surveys in North Carolina. 

Field positions include VHF radio telemetry surveys of eastern diamondback rattlesnakes and southern fox squirrels. Telemetry-equipped rattlesnakes and squirrels will be radio located at least 4 times weekly. Rattlesnakes that are newly encountered during telemetry surveys will be captured and marked.Camera trap monitoring will require construction and maintenance of camera trap arrays, regular maintenance of cameras and digital images, screening of digital images, cover-board sampling for herpetofauna, and small mammal trapping. Technicians will be expected to capture snakes (non-venomous and venomous species) and turtles and to process captured individuals (measure, weigh, and give unique mark). Additionally, technicians will be expected to live-trap and mark small mammals. Captured snakes and mammals will be given passive integrated transponder (PIT) tags.Technicians are expected to work in hot, buggy conditions. Research must be conducted under strict safety protocols. Technicians that fail to adhere to safety protocols will be terminated from the position. All projects require lifting heavy objects and assisting with camera trap construction and maintenance under difficult field conditions. For the rattlesnake positions, applicants with venomous snake handling experience will be given preference; however, venomous snake handling experience is not required. Applicants that are skilled at identifying southeastern herpetofauna are preferred.Technicians will work with graduate students under the direction of Dr. Jayme Waldron (herp projects) or Dr. Shane Welch (mammal projects). All projects take place on Department of Defense installations, and applicants will be required to pass a background check prior to hiring. Technicians will be expected to use their personal vehicles for field work and will be reimbursed for on-site mileage @ $0.50/mile.Start date: ASAPEnd date: 2 December 2022Pay: $2,000/month ($15/hr @ 34 hours/week) plus housing (excluding utilities)Please send your resume and contact information for three references to Dr. Jayme Waldron (waldron3@marshall.edu) by 5 August 2022.

A fellowship position is available in U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of Water

 A fellowship position is available in U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of Water

The ORISE Fellow will collaborate with cross-program staff and regional offices to research and improve current practices related to water quality assessment and monitoring, conduct technical and programmatic analyses in support of watershed restoration and protection activities, and provideresearch for training materials on watershed management. This will involve research to support the Watershed Branch in the implementation of EPAsHealthy Watersheds Program, Watershed Academy, and Water Quality Assessment Workgroup.This program, administered by ORAU through its contract with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to manage the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE), was established through an interagency agreement between DOE and EPA. Participants do not become employees of EPA, DOE orthe program administrator.The participant will receive a monthly stipend commensurate with educational level and experience. The current yearly stipend amounts for this opportunity are $50,643 (BS) and $61,947 (MS).Please apply by 9/1/22 on our website.

U.S. Department of Energy Seeking Applicants for the Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internships (SULI) Program

U.S. Department of Energy Seeking Applicants for the Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internships (SULI) ProgramApplications for the Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internships (SULI) Program are now open for the 2023 Spring Term. Applications are due October 5, 2022 at 5:00 PM ET.Apply on the US DOE website.Are you an undergraduate student pursuing a degree in science, technology, engineering, or math (STEM) or recent graduate who completed an associate’s degree or bachelor’s degree in STEM?  Do you want to develop and hone your research skills at a national laboratory while learning from some of our nation’s best scientists and engineers?Then the Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internships (SULI) program is for you.  As a SULI participant, you’ll gain valuable hands-on research experience and build your professional network while collaborating on an exciting project under the guidance of a mentor.  You will also have opportunities to present your research to your mentors and peers, join in social activities, and engage in a variety of professional development activities to enhance your career skills.The SULI program is sponsored and managed by the Department of Energy (DOE) / Office of Science’s Workforce Development for Teachers and Scientists (WDTS) program in collaboration with 17 DOE national laboratories and facilities across the U.S.Eligibility–    Must be a full-time undergraduate student or recent graduate of an associate’s or bachelor’s degree program at an accredited institution–    Must have completed at least one semester as a matriculated undergraduate at the time of application–    Must have a minimum cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale–    Must be at least 18 years old at the start of the internship–    Must be a U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident at the time of application–    Must possess medical insurance during the internship–    Students may participate in SULI twice and apply a maximum of four timesBenefits–    $650/week stipend–    Housing accommodations or housing allowance–    Round-trip travel reimbursementLocations:–    Ames, Iowa–    Lemont, Illinois–    Upton, NY–    Batavia, IL–    San Diego, CA–    Idaho Falls, IA–    Los Alamos, NM–    Berkeley, CA–    Livermore, CA–    Golden, CO–    Oak Ridge, TN–    Princeton, NJ–    Richland, WA–    Jackson, SC–    Newport News, VATo learn more about SULI, visit the website.

Full time technician – Archbold Biological Station’s Buck Island Ranch, Florida

Full time technician – Archbold Biological Station’s Buck Island Ranch, FloridaProject TechnicianStarting Date: September 15 – 30, 2022; Application Due: August 10, 2022Position: Full-time research technician. 12-month appointment renewed annually based on performance. Competitive salary with full benefits.Offered by: Texas A&M, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and Archbold Biological Station

Where: Archbold Biological Station’s Buck Island Ranch (Lake Placid, FL)

Research field: Environmental sustainability, bioenergy, biogeosciences.DESCRIPTIONArchbold Biological Station’s Buck Island Ranch (BIR), Texas A&M (TAMU) and the Institute for Sustainability, Energy, and Environment at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC), seeks a full-time technician to work in a collaborative effort integrated within the Center for Advanced Bioenergy and Bioproducts Innovation (CABBI), a $115 million initiative by the US Department of Energy for the development of a sustainable bioenergy industry.The research will be conducted at BIR, a biological station that operates as full-scale working cattle ranch providing a unique platform for long-term agro-ecology research. The successful candidate will be supervised by Dr. Nuria Gomez-Casanovas (TAMU), in collaboration with Drs. Evan H DeLucia (UIUC), Elena Blanc-Betes (UIUC) and Elizabeth Boughton (BIR).The project investigates the environmental sustainability of sugarcane for biofuel production. Key objectives are to: (1) Characterize the impact of sugarcane cultivation on the regulation of Greenhouse Gases (GHGs; CO2, CH4 and N2O) compared to managed grazed pasture; (2) Quantify the efficiency at which sugarcane and pastures use water resources; and, (3) explore the impact of sugarcane cultivation on nitrogen and phosphorus losses versus pasture.The positionThis is a non-tenured, full time, 12-month position, and can be renewed annually for an additional two years, contingent on progress, and the availability of funds. Duties may change as contract or grant turnover occurs. Competitive salary with full benefits.MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIESThe successful candidate will have the opportunity to learn basic biogeochemistry skills and gain experience in a wide range of research techniques and equipment, both in the field and in the laboratory, and data compilation, processing and analysis depending on experience. Field work includes assisting with the maintenance of eddy covariance towers—a state of the art method for high frequency monitoring of ecosystem greenhouse gas exchange—,direct measurements of soil CO2 and non-CO2 trace gas emissions, and soil, water and biomass (plant) samplings. In the lab, the technician will aid with soil, water and biomass sample processing, and preparing and maintaining field equipment and supplies. The successful candidate will train and supervise research interns that assist with field and lab work.Required qualifications:A bachelor’s degree in biology, environmental science, chemistry, or related field; basic computer skills (MS Word, Excel).Preferred qualificationsResearch experience in the field and in the laboratory related to biogeochemistry (e.g., trace gas flux measurements, soil and water sampling, gas chromatography, eddy covariance); experience working on farms and with farmers; experience working in subtropical and tropical sugarcane plantations and rangeland. Demonstrated knowledge of troubleshooting environmental monitoring equipment is desired.The station

The position is located at BIR, a 10,500-acre cattle ranch near Lake Placid, FL, with shared housing available on site. Here are two documentaries about Archbold’s Buck Island Ranch: COWBOYS and SCIENTISTS, and The Science of a Florida Ranch.

HOW TO APPLYApplicants should send1) a letter of application,2) a resume or CV with relevant coursework and experience, and3) names, phone numbers and e-mail addresses for three references

To: Dr. Nuria Gomez-Casanovas at nuri.gomez-casanovas@ag.tamu.edu.

Application deadline is August 10, 2022. The position will remain opened until filled. Contact Dr. Gomez-Casanovas via e-mail for more information. 

Due to Covid-19, we require any new resident staff and interns to be fully vaccinated. These rules will be updated as Covid conditions change.

Candidates must be eligible to work in the United States. 

Fall 2022 U.S. Department of Energy Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internships (SULI) Program

One week left to apply for Fall 2022 U.S. Department of Energy Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internships (SULI) ProgramApplications for the Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internships (SULI) Program are now open for the 2022 Fall Term. Applications are due May 26, 2022 at 5:00 PM ET.Apply online at our website here.Are you an undergraduate student or recent graduate pursuing a degree in science, technology, engineering, or math?Do you want to develop and hone your research skills at a national laboratory while learning from some of our nation’s best scientists and engineers?Then the Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internships (SULI) program is for you.  As a SULI participant, you’ll gain valuable hands-on research experience and build your professional network while collaborating on an exciting project under the guidance of a mentor.  You will also have opportunities to present your research to your mentors and peers, join in social activities, and engage in a variety of professional development activities to enhance your career skills.The SULI program is sponsored and managed by the Department of Energy (DOE) / Office of Science’s Workforce Development for Teachers and Scientists (WDTS) program in collaboration with 17 DOE national laboratories and facilities across the U.S.Benefits–    $650/week stipend–    Housing accommodations or housing allowance–    Round-trip travel reimbursementEligibility–    Must be a full-time undergraduate student or recent graduate of an associate’s or bachelor’s degree program at an accredited institution–    Must have completed at least one semester as a matriculated undergraduate at the time of application–    Must have a minimum cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale–    Must be at least 18 years old at the start of the internship–    Must be a U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident at the time of application–    Must possess medical insurance during the internship–    Students may participate in SULI twice and apply a maximum of four timesLocations:Ames, IowaLemont, IllinoisUpton, NYBatavia, ILSan Diego, CAIdaho Falls, IALos Alamos, NMBerkeley, CALivermore, CALos Alamos, NMGolden, COOak Ridge, TNPrinceton, NJRichland, WAAlbuquerque, NMJackson, SCMenlo Park, CANewport News, VA

Short Term Forestry Field Position at the University of Nevada, Reno

Short Term Forestry Field Position at the University of Nevada, Reno

Position Description: Dr. Erin Hanan and Dr. Jonathan Greenberg are looking for someone with montane forestry experience to assist in a project doing terrestrial laser scanning (“TLS”) of the Northern Sierra Nevada Mountains during the period of June to mid/late August, with a potential to extend the time later into the Fall.  The goal of the project is to provide three-dimensional ladder fuel information for modeling purposes.  Most of the work will be in assisting the TLS and fuels teams, and requires movingrelatively bulky equipment into forest plots, so the ability to carry > 50 lbs is suggested (backpacking experience is ideal). Folks working on this project will get trained in how to set up and use a terrestrial laser scanner (a relatively rare opportunity), as well as learn forest fuels measurements.  The project is a collaboration between the Fire & Dryland Ecosystems Lab run by Dr. Erin Hanan and the Global Environmental Analysis and Remote Sensing (GEARS) lab run by Dr. Jonathan Greenberg. This projectis funded by the CAL FIRE Forest Health Grant.  Technicians will be based out of Reno but will be doing overnights at the more distant plots. Position covers lodging and per diem while in the field.Preferred qualifications:– Experience working in montane forests– Experience with forest mensuration– First aid/CPR– Off road driving– Ability to carry at least 50 lbsTo apply: please send an email to Dr. Jonathan Greenberg (jgreenberg@unr.edu) with: 

– A brief introduction– Your CV or resume– Contact information for three professional references.  

Applications submitted before June 1 will be given full consideration.For more information, see the Fire & Dryland Ecosystems Lab page, or the GEARS Lab page.

Southwest Conservation Corps

Southwest Conservation Corps Wants YOU!Empowering individuals to positively impact their lives, their communities and the environment, Southwest Conservation Corps (SCC) operates conservation service programs across that engage youth, young adults and veterans on public lands in Colorado. SCC works to foster inclusive opportunities and collaborative partnerships for positive growth through development of knowledge, leadership, and compassion towards our lands and communities. We do this work primarily partnering with AmeriCorps to host opportunities where members are able to gain valuable experience and certifications in the fields of resource management, conservation,SCC is looking to fill the last few spots left for the 2022 season and we wanted to share these roles with you! If you’re interested in a summer or long term position in gorgeous Colorado learning trail building, rock work, chainsaw use, invasive species removal, and making a positive impact on our public lands, keep on reading! If you’re further along in your career, we do have staff and leader roles available throughout the year!Dates: May 30th to Mid-November, Shorter (Summer or Fall only) terms availableLocation: Durango or Salida, COStipend: $400/weekAges: 18 – 30Benefits: AmeriCorps Education Award of at least $1,374.60 (Value will change depending on length of service), Food provided while in the field, uniform shirts, personal protective equipment. Wilderness First Aid & CPR/AED certification + the opportunity for other Industry Recognized Certifications, dependent availability 

As a Conservation Crew Member with Southwest Conservation Corps, you will find yourself traversing remote mountain landscapes, exploring the wilderness, and learning how to function as a cohesive group throughout the beautiful state of Colorado! The expedition style of our program allows crews to obtain proficiency in crew dynamics, project logistics, and technical knowledge.Each crew consists of 6 members and 2 leaders. Crews serve and camp in either frontcountry (access to your crew vehicle and trailer), or backcountry (hiking all your supplies in with backpacks) locations. Though the exact schedule will vary, each “hitch” spent in the field will be followed by several days off— typically it’s eight days on and followed by six days off.We are currently filling the final spots on our 2022 crews! Each of these priority roles is highlighted below; please rank in order of preference when applying.No experience is necessary—learn and grow with us!!

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GMUG Veteran Fire Crew (Salida, CO)The Southwest Conservation Corps (SCC), with the partnership of the US Forest Service (USFS), and the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) invites you to join the Veterans Conservation Corps for an on-the-job training experience in forestry, conservation, and fuels management. Our program seeks physically capable military Veterans between the ages of 21 – 35 who are willing to operate out of Salida, Colorado, for the duration of the term of service. The program is designed to provide recent era Veterans with the technical skill and physical ability for service in wildland firefighting and natural resource management careers. 

Women’s + Chainsaw Crew (Salida, CO)The term “Women’s +” aims to be inclusive of trans, non-binary, and genderfluid individuals, and cis women. This crew will begin their service going through chainsaw training and earning industry recognized certifications, and then putting those skills to work throughout the season with continued support and growth from crew leaders and staff. Projects include hazardous fuels reduction, corridor clearing, habitat restoration and fencing, re-vegetation and local environmental service projects. Summer only or long term (May-October) available. 

General Chainsaw Crew (Durango, CO)Whether reducing hazardous fuels on the San Juan National Forest or removing invasive trees along the Animas River in Durango, our chainsaws crews spend their season showing up where their skills are needed throughout the region! Summer only or long term (May-November) available. 

Summer Crew Members (Durango and Salida, CO)Perfect for college students or those new to this work, our Summer Crews provide a great short-term opportunity to learn many of the skills valued in the field of conservation! Projects include trail construction & maintenance, habitat improvement, hazardous fuels reduction, re-vegetation and local environmental service projects. 

Santa Fe Strike Team (Durango, CO)The Santa Fe National Forest in the Southwestern Region has 1.5 million acres of mountains, valleys and mesas with recreational and cultural experiences branching out in all directions – ruins and petroglyphs from ancient Indigenous civilizations and incredible scenic features through colorful volcanic formations, deep river gorges, and beautiful pine, fir, spruce and aspen forests. This crew is a smaller crew, 1 leader and 2 members, who will work on a variety of projects throughout the forest. Crews will work at developed recreation sites and dispersed recreation areas, perform light to moderate construction including signs, kiosks, deck repair work, roofing, etc., assist in the implementation of recreation, operation, and maintenance tasks, and complete trail projects on non-motorized trails.Please visit our careers page to submit your application! Be sure to rank your position preferences and include your dates of availability when asked.If you have questions or need help with your application, please contact ttaylor@conservationlegacy.org or ltomassini@conservationlegacy.org

Research Assistant – Arctic Eddy Covariance Flux

Research Assistant – Arctic Eddy Covariance FluxSUMMARY:We seek a Research Assistant to contribute to the establishment of a new Arctic carbon monitoring network, which will include the establishment of new eddy covariance monitoring sites across the Arctic-boreal region and coordination and support for existing flux sites. The Research Assistant will work closely with collaborators and Woodwell scientists to develop the monitoring network, including establishing new flux sites, maintaining new and existing sites, and downloading quality checking and analyzing data. This position is part of a larger project to monitor and forecast Arctic-boreal carbon fluxes. The successful candidate will work within a highly collaborative environment and be supported by a strong project team including process modelers, remote sensing experts, field scientists, a project manager, and communications and policy experts.Responsibilities:– Work closely with Project Scientists and collaborators to establish new eddy covariance flux sites and provide support for existing sites as needed to ensure data continuity and coverage– Travel internationally to establish and maintain eddy covariance flux sites for several 2-3 week-long trips per year– Assist with collection, processing, quality checking, and archiving of eddy covariance flux data– Assist with purchasing, construction, installation, and maintenance of eddy covariance and other micrometeorological instruments– Troubleshoot, maintain, and calibrate instrumentation to maximize data quality and coverage– Assist with data analysis– Coordinate with research personnel, including PIs, station managers, technicians, and research assistantsDesired Qualifications and Experience:– Bachelor’s or Masters degree in Biogeochemistry, Earth System Science, Environmental Science, Ecology, Atmospheric Science, or a related field, or equivalent experience– Experience working with and troubleshooting scientific or technical equipment– Competence with scientific computer software and basic data analysis, experience with R statistical language a plus– Experience setting up and maintaining eddy covariance instrumentation, and collecting, processing, and synthesizing eddy-covariance flux data a plus– Experience with remote power systems (solar, wind, etc.) a plus– Knowledge of Arctic carbon cycling, Arctic ecology, and/or climate change research a plus, but not required– Excellent interpersonal, teamwork, and communication skills– Valid U.S. drivers license– Excellent organization and documentation skillsApplication review will be ongoing.Desired Start Date: Start date is flexible, summer 2022.Classification and Compensation: This is a fixed-term, salaried, exempt position. The salary range is $46,000 – $60,000 depending on experience. This is a one-year fixed-term appointment, from June 13, 2022, through September 15, 2023, with the possibility to extend based on funding and performance. Woodwell offers a generous benefits package and values a healthy work life balance.Location: Based in Falmouth, Massachusetts with international field work.Application 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 “Research Assistant – Arctic Eddy Covariance Flux” on all correspondence.Located on a 10-acre campus near the village of Woods Hole, Woodwell Climate Research Center 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 80+ 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 crisis, from causes to consequences, is inextricably linked with persistent social injustice. Effectively addressing either requires addressing both. The climate crisis demands that we bring to bear all 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 does—the questions we ask, the ways we seek answers, and the strategies we put forward—is 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.

Research technician in ecological genomics

esearch technician in ecological genomicsA Research Technologist position is available at The Pennsylvania State University beginning in May 2022, with a flexible start date. The successful candidate will provide research support and perform organizational activities in the laboratory of Dr. Jesse Lasky, Assistant Professor of Biology.Apply for the position on the Penn State jobs page.The Lasky Lab uses lab and field experiments, physiology, and genomics to study how environment shapes genetic diversity of plants, with goals of learning about basic biology and informing management under environmental change. This Research Technologist will assist with research projects and perform tasks related to laboratory operations and maintenance. Under supervision of the Principal Investigator and senior lab members, the technologist will conduct a variety of routine experiments following established procedures and protocols, which may include plant phenotyping, DNA or RNA extraction, and other plant growth or molecular laboratory techniques.Responsibilities may also include:–    Data collection from field or growth chamber experiments–    Analysis of data using basic statistics–    Maintenance and organization of laboratory equipment and supplies–    Plant propagation and maintenance 

Essential functions include:–    Conducts routine experiments following appropriate protocols and procedures–    Records results and maintains accurate records of experiments–    Performs limited data interpretation and assists with basic statistics and analysis–    Maintains laboratory equipment and orders/keeps inventory of supplies–    Prepares stock solutions, reagents and other media–    Monitors plant growth, collects data or samples, and maintains records 

Hands-on laboratory experience is preferred, with expertise in more than one of the following areas: plant growth/horticulture in the field, greenhouse, growth chamber, DNA & RNA extraction, plant physiology, molecular biology and genetics, data management or statistical analysis.The successful applicant must have the ability to plan, execute, interpret, summarize, and troubleshoot independent research and collaborate effectively with members of a research team. Excellent verbal and written English communication skills are required.Additional Information: Include a cover letter that summarizes relevant experience and reasons for interest in the job, along with a CV that includes contact information for three references (name, position title, mailing address, telephone number, and e-mail address).Education and Experience: This position typically requires a Bachelor’s degree or higher plus one year of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience for a level 1. Additional experience and/or education and competencies are required for higher level jobs. This job will be filled as a level 1 or level 2, depending upon the successful candidate’s competencies, education, and experience.This is a limited-term appointment funded for one year from the date of hire with the possibility of extension.The Pennsylvania State University is committed to and accountable for advancing diversity, equity, inclusion, and sustainability in all of its forms. We embrace individual uniqueness, foster a culture of inclusion that supports both broad and specific diversity initiatives, leverage the educational and institutional benefits of diversity in society and nature, and engage all individuals to help them thrive. We value inclusion as a core strength and an essential element of our public service mission.CAMPUS SECURITY CRIME STATISTICS:Pursuant to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act and the Pennsylvania Act of 1988, Penn State publishes a combined Annual Security and Annual Fire Safety Report (ASR). The ASR includes crime statistics and institutional policies concerning campus security, such as those concerning alcohol and drug use, crime prevention, the reporting of crimes, sexual assault, and other matters. The ASR is available for review here.Employment with the University will require successful completion of background check(s) in accordance with University policies.EEO IS THE LAWPenn State is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to all qualified applications without regards to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identify, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. If you are unable to use our online application process due to an impairment or disability, please contact 814-865-1473.Federal Contractors Labor Law PosterPA State Labor Law Poster

Job Announcement – Riparian Botanist Positions (Idaho Falls ID; Cody WY)

Subject: Job Announcement – Riparian Botanist Positions (Idaho Falls ID; Cody WY)The University of Montana’s Ecological Mapping, Monitoring, and Analysis group (EMMA) is currently recruiting RIPARIAN BOTANISTS to assist in implementing the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) Aquatic Assessment, Inventory, and Monitoring (AIM) strategy, targeted at collecting standardized data on streams and riparian areas across BLM Districts in the western U.S. The riparian botanist will be part of a 3-person crew, consisting of a monitoring lead and aquatic technician. The riparian botanist’s responsibility is to collect vegetation composition data along streams according to the BLM’s Multiple Indicator Monitoring (MIM) protocol. Successful applicants will be trained in data collection methods by BLM and University of Montana ecologists. Botanists should expect to encounter a wide diversity of species and to gain experience in several different biophysical environments.All positions are field-based and require primitive camping in isolated regions. Crews will typically work eight 10-hour days in a row, from Tuesday to Tuesday, followed by six-days off. We expect staff to commit to the entire field season and to contribute to maintaining a safe, productive and enjoyable work environment.LOCATIONS AND START DATESWork will focus on wadeable streams and rivers in Idaho Falls, Idaho and Cody, Wyoming.Cody WY:Start- May 16th at the training in Rawlins WY. After training, the crew will work in the Cody WY districtEnd – All projects end with the completion of the sampling points in the design. This is expected to be mid to late SeptemberIdaho Falls ID:Start: June 6th at the training in Clyde ID. After training, the crew will work in the Salmon/Challis district.End – All projects end with the completion of the sampling points in the design. This is expected to be mid to late SeptemberCOMPENSATION$17-19 an hour DOE; All positions include a tax-free, $30.50 per diem for each field day ($244/hitch); Position is full time, 1.0 FTE, temporary (< 4 months)QUALIFICATIONS 

  • Collect data on riparian vegetation along wadeable stream reaches according to portions of the Multiple Indicator Monitoring (MIM) protocol (https://www.blm.gov/sites/blm.gov/files/documents/files/TR_1737-23.pdf). 
  • Key riparian vascular plants found in eighty 0.5m plots to species while in the field. However, the protocol only requires identification of species with >10% cover in a 0.5m plot, so botanists without wide experience in the West or in riparian environments are encouraged to apply. 
  • Collect voucher specimens and track all unknown plant species encountered during the field season. 
  • Enter data into excel spreadsheets using an iPad in the field. Manage and self-QC all data. 
  • Coursework in botany, ecology, wetland science, natural resources management, or a related field. A completed B.S. degree preferred. 
  • Field experience collecting vegetation data. 
  • Ability to identify riparian graminoids, forbs, shrubs and trees to species using dichotomous keys. 
  • Experience following established field protocols to conduct sampling and field data collection. 
  • Experience with data entry and Microsoft Office (Word, Excel). 
  • Demonstrated ability to work productively as part of a team to accomplish mutual goals and to work independently as required. 
  • High degree of comfort wading in all types of streams which can feature fast-flowing water, slick rocks, unstable large woody debris, and other obstacles. 
  • Willingness to spend multiple days camping in the field. 
  • Willingness and ability to stay positive while working irregular hours in harsh environments and challenging weather, and to carry gear upwards of 50 lbs over uneven terrain. 
  • Valid driver’s license. Experience driving 4×4 vehicles on rough roads preferred. 

HOW TO APPLYPlease submit the following application materials to Andrew Britton at andrew.britton@mso.umt.edu Application review will begin immediately and continue until the positions are filled. If possible, please combine all application materials into 1 document (.pdf preferred) 

  1. Letter of Interest addressing the stated required skills for the position 
  2. Detailed resume listing education and describing work experience 
  3. Names and contact information for three (3) professional references 

Answers to Supplemental Questions: 

  • What is your preferred Base Location? 
  • Have you applied for any other positions with the Connor Center for the Rocky Mountain West? 

Aquatic Ecology Laboratory Technician – University of Michigan, CIGLR (Ann Arbor, MI)

Aquatic Ecology Laboratory Technician – University of Michigan, CIGLR (Ann Arbor, MI)*Job Opening: Aquatic Ecology Laboratory Technician**Cooperative Institute for Great Lakes Research**School for Environment and Sustainability**University of Michigan **Summary*We are seeking an Aquatic Ecology Laboratory Technician to join ourresearch team and work on aquatic ecology and harmful algal blooms (HABs)in the Great Lakes. The Aquatic Ecology Laboratory Technician will assistprincipal investigators and staff in performing laboratory analyses andfield sampling at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’sGreat Lakes Environmental Research Lab (NOAA GLERL). Tasks assigned to thecandidate will include processing water and plankton samples, quantifyingbiological and chemical parameters, sampling aboard research cruises, andassisting with data analysis.*Required qualifications*   – A Bachelor’s degree in environmental science or a related field   – Experience analyzing water quality samples in a laboratory setting   – Experience conducting field-intensive research*Desired qualifications*   – Research experience with phytoplankton and/or harmful algae   – Two or more years of experience working in a research laboratory   related to water quality   – Demonstrated experience with sensitive molecular analyses and sterile   technique   – Experience working aboard vessels on large bodies of water under   various weather conditions*For more information and to apply, visit this link: click here. *The application deadline is May 14, 2022

Research associate position: climate and marine fisheries (Portland, ME)

Subject: Research associate position: climate and marine fisheries (Portland, ME)The Gulf of Maine Research Institute (Portland, ME) is hiring aquantitative research associate who will support statistical analyses andecological modeling for a variety of projects focused on Northeast USmarine fish populations and fisheries in the context of climate andecosystem change.  Full details are available at this link: click here.  Applications arebeing accepted through May 9.

HIRING: Seeds of Success Carlsbad Crew Leader (New Mexico)

HIRING: Seeds of Success Carlsbad Crew Leader (New Mexico)To apply, follow this link: click here.Position Title: Crew Leader (Botany Emphasis).Position Type: Full-time, temporary, 31 weeksLocation: Based in Carlsbad, NM with travel within the state expected.Salary: $765/week + hitch/training budgetBenefits: Paid training; health benefits; Grocery budget while camping in the field.Public Land Corps Hiring Authority: Eligible to use, for two years upon completion of term, a non-competitive hiring status for consideration when applying to competitive service positions for a federal agency.Program Dates: (Anticipated) May 16, 2022 – December 16, 2022Position Overview:The crew leader will supervise two crew members for a Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) Seeds of Success (SOS) team, operated by Conservation Corps New Mexico. The crew will be based out of the BLM Carlsbad field office. The crew will collect seeds from native species in remote areas on BLM Land and on occasion State, Private, and Public Lands across NM, following SOS protocols.. The crew will collaborate with regional crews to make seed collections. The crew leader will be trained in planning techniques for a successful field season. Subsequently, the crew leader will help train the crew members and will contribute to a regional seed collection training. Crews will be required to drive to different areas throughout New Mexico, camp overnight, potentially hike several miles a day, and return to the office for equipment and data management. This position requires significant driving relative to other types of field work. Crew leaders must be prepared for long days driving and scouting from a truck. Safety is a pre-requisite, particularly where industry development (energy extraction, e.g. Natural gas) is occurring and during hunting season, and will guide how fieldwork is conducted. The crew leader will be responsible for adhering to check-out/check-in procedures and communications via cell phone or SPOT device to ensure crew safety.Crew Leader Responsibilities:Supports and manages the field crew’s safety and wellbeing, consistently exercising discretion and judgment. Plans and carries out seed collection efforts, following Seeds of Success (SOS) protocols, throughout New Mexico to support Bureau of Land Management (BLM) conservation strategies. Coordinates field logistics, scheduling, crew tasks, and management of the crew’s equipment. Is the primary contact between the crew, the CCNM supervisor, and BLM staff; effectively coordinates with BLM Staff to complete seed collection of priority species throughout New Mexico. Completes necessary administrative paperwork. Before, during, and after field data collection, the leader is responsible for the organization and quality control of all data collected, including analyzing and interpreting data. The crew leader will be required to write reports to present to various BLM offices and stakeholders. The crew leader should be passionate about sound science principles, be an advocate for the botany program at the BLM, and have a willingness to learn about the importance of native plant materials development in land management within the BLM. The crew leader must consistently exercise discretion and judgement.This is a full-time, temporary position that requires overnight camping and non-traditional work hours inclusive of weekend and evening hours.

YMCA Earth Service Corps Is Recruiting

YMCA Earth Service Corps Is RecruitingYMCA Earth Service Corps is hiring for Program Instructor positions in Seattle, WA. We are seeking to fill multiple AmeriCorps positions to start September 2022. I am reaching out to share the position posting and ask that you help spread the word among your networks.Interested candidates can apply directly through the AmeriCorps website, and folks with questions can reach out to 206-466-1048 or cwheeler@seattleymca.org.

Deadline extended: summer REU in plant-microbe interactions at Rice University

Deadline extended: summer REU in plant-microbe interactions at Rice UniversityThe Miller Lab at Rice University (Department of BioSciences, Program in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology) invites applications for a summer 2022 REU position. Research in the lab focuses on population and community ecology, particularly demography, population dynamics, and species interactions. We work primarily in plant systems, including plant-animal and plant-microbe interactions, and our work involves a combination of field experiments, statistical modeling, and theory. Check out recent publications to learn more about our work. Our lab values and works to promote diversity, equity, and inclusion in STEM. Students from under-represented or minoritized backgrounds are particularly encouraged to apply.We are seeking a Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) participant for summer 2022. The student would participate in funded research focused on the population dynamics of plant-microbe symbioses, and would develop a related independent research project under the guidance of a mentor in the lab. The REU student would also provide mentorship to one or more high school students working in the lab for the summer. This position is perfect for rising juniors or seniors majoring in ecology, biology, or related disciplines with interest in pursuing a graduate degree in ecology. No prior research experience is required.  The REU student will earn a stipend of $600/week. Start and end dates are flexible but the position is intended as 8-10 weeks in duration. Housing is provided on the Rice University campus.To apply, please send a CV, statement of interest, and contact info for two references to tom.miller@rice.edu (Please include “REU applicant” in the subject) no later than Friday, April 22.

Positions and Internships in Climate Data Analytics – Eagle Rock Analytics, Sacramento, California, USA

Positions and Internships in Climate Data Analytics – Eagle Rock Analytics, Sacramento, California, USAEagle Rock Analytics is hiring short-termpositions to support two major initiatives to make climate data moreactionable and usable in California.We are advertising short-term positions which will all entail work onbuilding a new climate and weather dataplatform, programing novel techniques in python for assessing thecredibility of climate and weather data, building cloud-based analytics andvisualizations in response to stakeholder feedback, and developing methodsfor translating big data into actionable metrics and information fordecision-makers.  Details are in the links below, which direct to fulljob-descriptions:–        Atmospheric Scientist–        Seasonal Research Associate / InternAll our positions are remote, with flexible hours and a generouscompensation package.  Learn more about what Eagle Rock Analytics does, our values and vision, and the open positions on our website: http://www.eaglerockanalytics.com/ .  Check out our careers FAQ , or email us a question of your own to learn more about open positions, the applicationprocess, or Eagle Rock Analytics.Application instructions are included in each job posting.  We’ll beginreviewing applications immediately, and will continue to review until thelistings are removed from our website.These positions will primarily work on two exciting projects:(1)   building a data platform with an analytics engine on top of localizedclimate data, that brings cloud computing power, powerful tools and dataselection guidance together and,(2)   a near-real time historical weather data platform that feeds highquality, hyper-local information into the climate data platform. 

 *About Us*.  Eagle Rock Analytics is a small scientific consulting firmlocated in Sacramento, CA.  Our focus is on translating complex, largeenvironmental geospatial data (mainly weather and climate) into actionablemetrics, tools and guidance for decision-making.  We perform scientificresearch differently, working hands-on with stakeholders and clients toensure our results are as relevant as possible to client needs.Historically our focus has been on the energy sector, but our goal is tosupport the public good broadly through applied research, and advancescientific knowledge and understanding of problems relevant to society.

Stream Ecology and Chemistry Field and Laboratory Assistant

Stream Ecology and Chemistry Field and Laboratory AssistantSUMMARY: We seek applicants for a temporary (3 months) summer full-time field assistant position in stream ecology and water chemistry The Research Assistant will work on a project to assess the ecological conditions and water quality in an urban stream in New Bedford, MA, in collaboration with watershed conservation and municipal partners. The work will involve field water sample collections, assessments of stream flows, and laboratory water chemistry analysis. The successful applicant will work as part of a multi-disciplinary team to gain broad experience through field and laboratory work across stream ecology, environmental chemistry, and urban restoration planning.Responsibilities:-Participate in field sampling of water, stream conditions, and stream water flows.-Process and analyze project data.-Assist in coordinating schedules across multiple projects.-Laboratory analysis of water samples, data compilation and interpretation.-Sampling at irregular hours (early mornings, late nights, and weekends) as needed.-Travel to multiple field sites in cars.Desired Qualifications and Experience:-Must have relevant coursework in Environmental Science, Ecology, Botany, Biology, Chemistry.-At least one-year field experience in a related field, including basic techniques and instrumentation used in ecology.-Requires attention to detail, strong organizational skills, the ability to work as a member of a team, and the ability to communicate positively with the public.-Ability to work independently as well as productively as part of a team.-Familiarity with best practices for field safety.-Strong skills in identifying plants or willingness to learn.-Basic proficiency with word processing, data management and presentation software (e.g., Word, Excel, and PowerPoint or equivalent programs) is required.-Must possess a valid US driver license for the last two years and qualify to drive Woodwell Climate Science Center vehicles.-Successful candidate will work at multiple field sites in MA.-Expected to be resident in close proximity to Woodwell Climate Science Center at other times.Preferred Qualifications:-B.A./B.S. or significant work toward a degree in Environmental Science, Ecology, Botany, Biology, Chemistry, Ecology, Marine Biology or Natural Resources.-Ability to operate small boats or willingness to take safety course to become certified.-Demonstrated skills in data organization, analysis, and report writing.-Data skills including moderate experience with R programming language (or equivalent) for data analysis, graphing, and statistical analysis.-Use of a car to occasionally travel to field sites.-Experience with laboratory analysis of water quality using a nutrient autoanalyzer.Physical requirements:-This role requires work in the field, including rigorous outdoor activities, walking through uneven terrain, and walking through water and in densely urban environments.-Working in the field in Massachusetts requires a willingness to endure exposure to insects, ticks, and poison ivy.Application review will be ongoingDesired Start Date: June 1, 2022Classification and Compensation: This temporary research assistant position is for approximately six 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. Woodwell offers a generous benefits package and work life balance.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 SFLA22: on all correspondence.Please visit Woodwell’s website to learn more about Woodwell’s work.

Lab manager / lead research technician (deadline extended)

Lab manager / lead research technician (deadline extended)

The Miesel Fire and Ecosystem Ecology lab in the Department of Plant, Soil and Microbial Sciences at Michigan State University seeks one full-time laboratory manager / lead research technician. Research in our group focuses on understanding (1) how fire and forest management influence soil, vegetation, and ecosystem processes; (2) how pyrogenic carbon and biochar affects soil carbon and nutrients;  and (3) soil spectroscopy for improving soil and plant sample analysis. 

This position will be responsible for assisting with overall laboratory management, maintaining experiments, and coordinating and conducting laboratory analysis of soil and plant samples. Responsibilities will be primarily lab-based with occasional work in the field, greenhouse, and/or other experimental facilities. A major part of the responsibilities will focus on assisting with coordinating project logistics, measurements and data management for a new study investigating soil responses to wildfires. This position will interact with and support graduate students and provide training and oversight for undergraduate student assistants. Additional responsibilities may include contributing to data summaries, project reports, and literature reviews. Opportunity to participate in manuscript development and/or field measurements and monitoring in wildland fire study sites may be available for interested candidates.Skills and Experience: We seek enthusiastic applicants with a strong background in ecology, biogeochemistry, soil science, environmental science, plant biology, or related discipline. Recent MSc graduates and/or BSc graduates with additional relevant experience are encouraged to apply. Priority will be given to applicants with previous experience performing soil and plant sample analyses and measurements of soil processes but training will be provided for new methods. The successful applicant will be self-motivated, highly organized, able to work well independently and as part of a team, and have excellent communication skills. A valid US driver’s license is required. Compensation is commensurate with experience.To apply: Apply online at this link to position number 768860. Application review will begin April 15 and will continue until the position is filled. The position is available beginning Spring 2022 (May start dates preferred). 

A complete application includes: (1) a cover letter that includes a statement of interest in the position, a summary of your past research experiences including specific field measurements and/or laboratory procedures you have experience with, and how this position would contribute to your career goals; (2) a resume or CV including a list of relevant coursework; and (3) names and contact information for three professional references. All questions about the position should be directed to Dr. Jessica Miesel at mieselje@msu.edu. Incomplete applications will not be accepted.MSU is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer and is committed to achieving excellence through cultural diversity. 

Summer Technician – University of Arkansas (Fayetteville

Summer Technician – University of Arkansas (Fayetteville)Research Technician PositionWe seek a motivated individual to assist with ecology and conservation biology research projects in Arkansas and Missouri. The first project goal is to determine occurrence estimates for a suite of native crayfish species using kick seine surveys in the Spring River Drainage, AR/MO. The second project goal is to determine relative density estimates of the federally endangered Yellowcheek Darter (Nothonotus moorei), as well as other co-occurring darter species, using snorkel surveys in the Little Red River, AR. The selected individual will gain field experience with freshwater fish and crayfish identification, kick seine technique, snorkel surveying, and abiotic stream monitoring. The individual will also be involved in data organization and analysis.JOB DESCRIPTION:One full time technician position is available. Start date is May 1st (flexible) and end date is July 31, 2022 (flexible) with the possibility to extend into October. The technician will be paid an hourly rate of $11.00 for up to 40 hours per week.DUTIES AND QUALIFICATIONS:Candidates must be 18 years of age or older with a valid driver’s license. The technician will perform duties including field sampling, maintenance and operation of field equipment, data collection, computer input, and analysis and writing (dependent on ability). Preference will be given to candidates with a BS in ecology, conservation biology, fisheries or a related field. Applicants should have a willingness and ability to perform field work, good note taking skills, and a positive attitude. This position will require individuals to work outside for long hours in a group environment. Candidates must work well in a team setting and be okay with getting dirty/wet and actively being in river environments (i.e., swimming/wading).HOW TO APPLY:Send a cover letter and CV/resume with names, phone numbers and email addresses of three references to kmfindle@uark.edu and lbayer@uark.edu.For more information e-mail kmfindle@uark.edu and lbayer@uark.edu, or visit this website. 

LAST CALL: Lakes Region Conservation Corps

LAST CALL: Lakes Region Conservation CorpsLooking to break into the field of conservation, but don’t know where to start? Consider spending your summer in beautiful New Hampshire and joining the Lakes Regions Conservation Corps (LRCC), a 22.5 week AmeriCorps service program that develops skills and experiences for the next generation of conservation professionals. LRCC members are the driving force behind many of the conservation efforts of New Hampshire’s Lakes Region.  The LRCC summer/fall program features 7 host sites, each offering unique experiences and opportunities to members.Key responsibilities may include:-Work toward the eradication of invasive species in the lakes and watershed.-Maintain and construct regional trail networks.-Engage both youth and adults in environmental education and outreach programs.-Recruit and lead volunteer crews.-And more!Host Sites:Each host site operates independently and has additional, specialized duties and experiences.  Highlights of each site are included below, but applicants are encouraged to learn more about each host site at this link.Camp Hale (2 positions available)Sandwich, NHMembers have the benefit of living and working on Squam Lake within a camp environment, while not actually working as a camp counselor.  Members receive free meals during camp sessions and are included in the camp community, making it easy to form engaging relationships with peers from around the world. Housing is provided on site.Lakes Region Conservation Trust (2 positions available)Center Harbor, NHLRCC-LRCT members will receive training in land conservation methods, conservation and recreational land management, and education and outreach. Land Stewards will work on a variety of projects, including trail maintenance, terrestrial invasive plant removal, monitoring LRCT preserves and conservation easements, and more. Housing is provided.Merrimack River Watershed Council (1 position available)Concord, NHMembers serving at MRWC will work on restoration projects throughout the Merrimack River watershed, coordinate education and outreach events, and develop the MRWC’s communications on social media. Members receive professional development opportunities including in-house training, staff mentoring, and engaging with partners.Squam Lakes Association (3 positions available)Holderness, NHMembers serve within a team, scuba diving to remove variable milfoil from Squam Lake, spending weekends camping on our islands caretakers, maintaining over 55 miles of trails within the Squam Range, developing education programs, and more. Members both receive and actively apply their SSI scuba certification and weed control diver certification, as well as spend ample time on the lake during service. Housing is provided.Benefits:-Wilderness First Aid & CPR certifications-Living allowance; $534 bi-weekly (pre-tax)-NH Commercial Boating License-Housing provided, or $250 bi-weekly housing allowance (dependent on host site)-Student loan forbearance for qualifying loans-AmeriCorps Education Award of $3,172.50 received upon successful completion of the program and a minimum of 900 hours-Additional trainings provided vary by host site.* The provision of these trainings are contingent upon the operation of the organizations hosting them, which may be impacted due to COVID-19.Minimum Qualifications as per AmeriCorps CNCS Guidelines:-Must be 18 years of age by May 16, 2022-Must be covered by health insurance for the duration of program-Must be a US citizen, US national, or legal permanent resident-Must clear all required national service criminal history checks-Must be a high school graduate, GED recipient, or be working towards obtaining one during term of serviceCommitment:May 16, 2022 through October 19, 2022. This is a 22.5 week AmeriCorps program. Members must complete at least 900 hours over the course of the program in order to receive the Segal AmeriCorps Education Award.Application Deadline:April 18Apply Now at this link.

Black Bear Capture and Camera Trap Technician: New Mexico

Black Bear Capture and Camera Trap Technician: New MexicoAgency: New Mexico State UniversityLocation: Jemez Mountains, New MexicoJob Category: Temporary/Seasonal PositionsStart Date: Early September 2022End date: Late November 2022Pay: 11.95/hrJob Description: The New Mexico Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit is seeking one highly motivated field technician to assist with a research project investigating the responses of large mammals to wildfire and landscape-scale forest restoration treatments in north-central New Mexico. Bunk style housing will be provided with access to shared kitchen/restroom.The first two months of this 3-month position will focus on vegetation sampling and measurements (65%), assisting with setting and baiting of traps, and processing of captured black bears (35%). Investigation of GPS cluster sites may be included. Technicians will be on-call night and weekends for bear captures.The final month will focus on removing 145 trail cameras from the field, requiring solo work navigating to remote points via GPS.The ability to collect and organize meticulous data, safely navigate off trail, and independently make informed and justifiable decisions regarding critical mission objectives is required. Technician must adhere to project COVID-19 protocols.Prior experience navigating off-trail via GPS, conducting vegetation sampling, VHF radiotelemetry, and working in remote locations is required. Knowledge of southwestern forest/southern Rocky Mountain plant species is strongly preferred. Previous experience handling and marking animals, particularly large mammals, carnivores, or livestock, is strongly preferred. Field work will be very physically demanding and will require hiking up to 15 miles/day over rough terrain.Undergraduate students majoring in wildlife, ecology, and related fields and individuals of underrepresented groups with vegetation sampling experience are especially encouraged to apply.Qualifications:–    Be pursuing or have acquired a bachelor’s degree in wildlife or a related field–    Experience hiking off-trail in difficult and rugged terrain–    Experience operating VHF telemetry gear and handheld GPS units preferred–    Demonstrated proficiency operating 4×4 vehicles in rugged terrain–    Be self-driven with an attention to detail–    Able to record detailed data and be organized–    Flexible. Long days should be expected, and weekend work may be required–    Proficiency with a chainsaw desirable–    Ability to maintain a positive and mature attitude and clear communication with team and supervisor–    Ability to tolerate and handle foul smelling meat and scent lure.        ***Disclaimer: Bait preparation is a dirty job!***To apply, please email a SINGLE PDF file containing:1)      Cover letter detailing relevant experience, qualifications, and interest in the position2)      CV/resume3)      Names and contact information of 3 referencesto Matt Keeling (mkeeling@nmsu.edu) and Leah White (leahw42@nmsu.edu). Please use the format LastName_FirstName_Jemez.pdf (ex: Doe_Jane_Jemez.pdf) and use the position title as the subject line.

Paid Entomology Research Internship in Southeast Pennsylvania

Paid Entomology Research Internship in Southeast PennsylvaniaThe Pennypack Ecological Restoration Trust, a private, non-profit land trust located in the Philadelphia suburb of Huntingdon Valley (Montgomery County), conserves natural lands in the central Pennypack Creek valley and sponsors an active program of ecological restoration focusing on invasive plant control, deer management, forest, riparian, and grassland habitat management. The Trust is seeking a part-time Intern to aid in our on-going study of insects and their relationships to various plant communities at the Trust and in neighboring parcels. Application deadline is May 1st, but applicants who apply earlier will be given priority consideration.Targeted Majors: Entomology, Biology, Natural Sciences with experience in entomology or taxonomy/identification thereofQualifications:– Bachelor’s degree in one of the targeted majors (required or degree in-progress)– Field data collection methods and data analysis– Familiarity with GIS and other mapping tools, graphic communication– Strong problem solving, organizational, and computer skills– Prefer a candidate with insect identification skills (especially pollinating bees, wasps and Lepidoptera)Duties:– Assist research staff in field collection and data analysis from on-going research efforts– Assist research staff in collaborating with professionals to evolve methodology and study questions– Assist landscape maintenance and restoration staff on an as needed basis– Administrative and clerical duties to support all full-time staff– Archival and organizational duties to support office and volunteer processesCompensation: $14/hr.Flexible hours M-F, from 7:30AM to 3:30PM, although a three-day work week is possible. Some occasional weekend work or  night-time sampling work may be needed. Applicants will work between 20 to 32 hours per week within a mutually agreed upon typical work week with defined start/finish dates.To apply: Provide resume and cover letter describing relevant experience to:Chris Mendel, Executive DirectorPennypack Ecological Restoration Trust2955 Edgehill RoadHuntingdon Valley, PA 19006-5099cmendel@pennypacktrust.org215.657.0830

Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) Opportunities in forest dendroecology and microclimate

Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) Opportunities in forest dendroecology and microclimateWe are seeking applicants for two NSF-funded Research Experience forUndergraduates (REU) positions in summer 2022 to examine the impacts ofwildfire and drought on tree survival, tree growth, and streamflow at theH.J. Andrews (HJA) Experimental Forest Long-Term Ecological Research (LTER)site in the lush Oregon Western Cascades.*Background*: Wildfires burned through more than a million acres of forestsof the Pacific Northwest in 2020, bringing new urgency to understanding theimpacts of wildfire on water resources. It is well known that fire effectson trees impact hydrological dynamics (e.g., streamflow) by alteringevapotranspiration and runoff. Less understood, however, are the mediatingeffects of pre-fire forest conditions such as management history, radialgrowth patterns, and fine-scale microclimate on tree mortality. Similarly,how is watershed hydrology, in general, affected by first- (4-5 yr postfire) order fire effects on trees, and at what temporal scales streamflow impacts are highest (e.g., sub-weeklyvs. sub-daily) in temperate mesic forests.Near the HJA-LTER site, the Holiday Farm Fire burned >700 km2 of forest,including watersheds with old-growth forest and managed (i.e. a plantation)stands. To our knowledge, this is the first time that wildfires haveaffected paired managed and unmanaged watersheds with existing long-termrecords that can be used to quantify the effects of fire. This provides uswith a unique opportunity to learn about these processes and to informmanagement and conservation efforts!*The opportunity logistics*: The Field station has research camping sitesrestricted for use for researchers with kitchen areas and portablebathrooms. The station has wireless internet near headquarters.  The studentswill be based in Corvallis or Portland and travel in 7 5-day campaigns. Theremaining 3 weeks, the REU will work in the lab learning about tree ringsample processing techniques.*The setting*:  The landscape is home to iconic Pacific Northwestold-growth forests of cedar and hemlock, and moss-draped ancient Douglasfirs; steep terrain; and fast, cold-running streams. The 10-week programwill fit students on either the quarter or semester systems.*Position*:  The REU students will conduct supervised and guided research.The REU will work closely with the PIs of the project, Drs. Holz (PSU) andSegura (OSU), and graduate students working on related topics. Each REUwill receive a $5,500 stipend and up to $2,500 to offset travel, housing,and supplies expenses. As this is considered an educational program ratherthan employment, Oregon State University (OSU) does not provide WorkersCompensation insurance coverage nor medical insurance.*Position Requirements*: Applicants should have a valid driver’s license,and the ability to carry a heavy pack (40+ lb) for moderate distances overuneven terrain, and be comfortable spending long days, on their feet, inthe field, occasionally in inclement weather. Previous field experience isa plus and a general understanding of forest ecology, biology, and/orsilviculture is desirable. Eligibility is limited to currently enrolledundergraduates that have a graduate date no sooner than fall 2022. Further,all applicants must be U.S. Citizens or permanent residents. *Applicationsfrom women, underrepresented minorities, and persons with disabilities areespecially encouraged.**To apply: *Please send a brief cover letter indicating your interest,experience and professional goals after graduation, curriculum vitae,copies of transcripts and the names, addresses, phone number, and emailaddress of at least two references to: Catalina Segura (Catalina.segura@oregonstate.edu) and Andres Holz (andres.holz@pdx.edu).Review of applications will start immediately and continue until a suitablecandidate is identified.

Source water technician

Source Water Technician

The Regional Water Authority (RWA) is seeking a Source Water Technician to join our team. The Source Water Technician will conduct inspections of properties in public water supply watershed and aquifer protection areas to identify and address contamination risks that could impact drinking water supply sources. The Source Water Technician will also assist with RWA programs to monitor water quality in its source water streams and reservoirs. We provide competitive pay, a robust benefits package, training and development and opportunities for advancement. If you are ready for a fast-paced position with growth potential, contact the Regional Water Authority with your application.

https://us61e2.dayforcehcm.com/CandidatePortal/en-US/sccrwa/Posting/View/166

 

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.

Other: REU_MultipleInst.Thermofly.May30-Jul31

Summer Research Opportunity for Undergraduates in Physiological Geneticsand EvolutionWe are currently accepting applications from undergraduates who liveor attend college in EPSCoR jurisdictions (Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas,Delaware, Guam, Hawaii, Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine,Mississippi, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, NorthDakota, Oklahoma, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota,Vermont, Virgin Islands, West Virginia, or Wyoming) to participate in aNational Science Foundation-funded summer research program in genetic,physiological, and evolutionary mechanisms of temperature tolerance inDrosophila from May 30 – July 31, 2022.  Students will join a laboratoryat one of our five participating institutions, The University of Kentucky,University of Vermont, Providence College, Salve Regina University, orUniversity of Nevada Las Vegas, and work in teams on research projectsthat will include both field and laboratory components as well as trainingin data analysis and visualization.  No prior research experience isrequired; all you need is a year of college-level biology coursework,enthusiasm for biology, and a desire to engage with the exciting processof scientific discovery.To find out more and to apply, please visit thermofly.org and fill outthe online application form.  Members of traditionally under-representedgroups in STEM are particularly encouraged to apply.  We will beginreviewing applications on March 1.To find out more about our laboratories, please visit:Dr. Nicholas Teets, University of Kentucky: https://nam10.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.teetslab.com%2F&amp;data=04%7C01%7C%7Cea37f15c4ca2462488a208d9f1e2fbd2%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C637806779528444862%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C3000&amp;sdata=0TYz%2BgJXA3FaYnbNucV9k9r%2FIlSFaFLWDkUJARWbxok%3D&amp;reserved=0

JOB: Botanist, seasonal on Nantucket Island, short application window

Subject: JOB: Botanist, seasonal on Nantucket Island, short application windowThe Nantucket Conservation Foundation, Inc. Science and Stewardship Department seeks one seasonal field assistant with exemplary botanical identification and field work experience to conduct ecological field work and stewardship activities for the 2022 field season. Candidates must have strong field work experience, excellent plant ID skills and an interest in wildlife ecology.Field methods used in this position include native plant identification, vegetation community composition sampling, rare plant inventories, wetland plant surveys, crab trapping, wildlife radio telemetry, bat acoustic monitor deployment and potential songbird banding and shorebird monitoring. Candidates should be motivated, enthusiastic, self-reliant and able to learn quickly. For more information on mission and current researchprojects, please see the Foundation’s website Nantucket Conservation Foundation andread our Science Blog.Seasonal position on Nantucket Island from mid-may to mid-October. $15 perhour with housing included.Full job description:Seasonal Ecology Field Assistant (Botany Focus)*TO APPLY:*Application deadline is Friday February 25th, 2022 by 5pm. Applicationsreviewed on a rolling basis.Completed Application includes: Cover letter, resume, contact information for 3 professional references and an unofficial copy of your college transcripts combined in ONE pdf document.Applications accepted ONLY through our hiring website:Careers at Nantucket Conservation FoundationQuestions: contact Dr. Jen Karberg, jkarberg@nantucketconservation.org

NPS Forest Monitoring Technician opening 2/14-21/22

Subject: NPS Forest Monitoring Technician opening 2/14-21/22The Schoodic Institute located at Acadia National Park is recruiting 5 seasonal Forest Monitoring Technicians to be a part of a field crew that will be collecting forest health data in 20 National Parks throughout the Eastern US.Job Title: Forest Monitoring TechnicianJob Type: full-time, temporary positionOrganization: Schoodic InstituteLocation: Bar Harbor, ME (Field Station first 9 weeks), and Fredericksburg, VA (Field Station second 10 weeks)Open Period: February 14 – 21, 2022Vacancies: 5 crew membersDuration: 20 weeks mid-May through September (exact dates TBD)Compensation: $14-16/hour depending on experienceJob Description:Incumbents will work as part of a travelling forest health crew to sample permanent forest monitoring plots in 20 national park sites from Virginia to Maine. In each plot, crews collect data on forest health, structure and composition, tree regeneration, understory vegetation, coarse woody debris, and soil characteristics. This is largely a field-based position, and incumbents will be required to carry heavy field equipment (40+lbs), hike though rough terrain, work in all weather conditions, and be on travel for weeks at a time. Incumbent may be exposed to deer ticks that carry Lyme disease, biting insects, poison ivy and dense brush.The crew will stay in park housing where available, and lodging may include hotels, historic buildings and cabins. While on travel, housing and a meals stipend will be provided (~50% of position). While at the field station, park housing will be reserved, but employees must pay rent. Some housing may require room sharing.More information about the NPS long-term forest monitoring programs and the parks involved can be found here:Northeast Temperate NetworkMid-Atlantic Network:For more information about the position and to apply, please view the announcement on the Schoodic Institute website:Position Description:  Forest  Monitoring Technicians

NPS Plant Ecology Technician open 2/14-21/22

Subject: NPS Plant Ecology Technician open 2/14-21/22The Schoodic Institute located at Acadia National Park is recruiting 1 seasonal Plant Ecology Technician to conduct long-term vegetation monitoring and contribute to forest research in the Acadia National Park region.Job Title: Plant Ecology TechnicianJob Type: full-time, temporary positionOrganization: Schoodic InstituteLocation: Bar Harbor, MEOpen Period: January 31-February 10, 2020Vacancies: 1 positionDuration: 15 weeks mid May to August (exact dates TBD)Compensation: $14/hourJob Description:The incumbent will contribute to forest research programs with the Schoodic Institute, and assist with long-term vegetation monitoring programs in Acadia National Park. Incumbent will attend forest crew training during the first two weeks of the field season, which will be located at Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park in Woodstock, VT and in Saratoga National Historical Park in Stillwater, NY. Incumbent will then rotate time between assisting the Forest Ecology Program Director with forest research at Schoodic Institute (approx. 4-6 weeks), and sampling forest, rocky intertidal, and freshwater wetland vegetation for long-term monitoring programs in Acadia National Park (approx. 7 weeks). Other duties may include pressing unknown plant specimens, preparing soil samples for processing, data entry, and data quality assurance/quality control.This is a field-based position, and incumbent will be required to carry a 35+ pound pack, work in all weather conditions, and hike off trail through rough terrain. Incumbent may be exposed to deer ticks that carry Lyme disease, biting insects, poison ivy and dense brush.For more information and to apply, please view the announcement on the Schoodic Institute website:Position Description: Plant Ecology Technician

Marine Science Internships – Dauphin Island Sea Lab

Subject: Marine Science Internships – Dauphin Island Sea LabThis internship announcement can be found here: Marine Science Internship – Alabama Center of ExcellenceDESCRIPTION/PURPOSEThe Alabama Center of Excellence (ALCoE,) housed at the Dauphin Island Sea Lab (DISL), located on Dauphin Island, Alabama, is soliciting applications for two (2) Marine Science Interns to help conduct ecosystem-based monitoring along the Northern Gulf of Mexico under Drs. John Valentine and Ken Heck.The positions will be full-time one (1) year internships and we are looking to fill this position quickly. The start date is flexible with the preferred start date being April 1, 2022 and interns must arrive by May 16, 2022.Interns will assist with exploring how connectivity between coastal habitat types influences biodiversity and secondary production. Interns will also assist with research that is conducted in partnership with the Smithsonian Institution’s Marine Global Earth Observatory (MarineGEO) Network. Interns may also assist with experiments evaluating multistressor impacts on coastal ecology, and natural versus restored ecosystems’ performance under predicted future climatic conditions. Interns may also have the opportunity to develop individual research questions.Interns will receive training in fish and invertebrate sampling techniques and identification, and SAV and marsh identification and monitoring techniques. There may also be opportunities to learn other ecological field sampling techniques (oyster reef monitoring, fisheries sampling, and analytical methods) in a variety of marine environments.The work will be performed in a laboratory and outdoors. Laboratory work will involve long periods of sitting while entering data, sorting samples, and looking through a microscope, and outdoor work will sometimes involve long field days (>8 hours), possible exposure to adverse weather conditions (heat, rain, cold), and biting insects. The work requires physical exertion such as lifting or reaching to observe, collecting, or recording field data; or in some situations snorkeling and working off of a small.