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Job Opportunity to Coordinate WikiProject L&O Education Project

Wikipedia pages are often the first resource that people turn to for finding information. However, Wikipedia articles related to aquatic science topics are difficult to read, poorly organized, or missing information. The primary mission of WikiProject Limnology and Oceanography (WP L&O; https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fen.wikipedia.org%2Fwiki%2FWikipedia%3AWikiProject_Limnology_and_Oceanography&data=02%7C01%7Cmadeline.hennessey%40uconn.edu%7Cd9fe283e27c24359233308d824b1a345%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C637299692897322649&sdata=rmJMlyaR%2BDox1L1ZHlbJ62Arm1MiY8PdjHiaGQ5pt2g%3D&reserved=0) is to recruit and train a diverse set of editors to contribute open-access aquatic information to Wikipedia. Our WikiMedia-funded pilot program (https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fmeta.wikimedia.org%2Fwiki%2FGrants%3AProject%2FWikiProject_Limnology_and_Oceanography%2Frecruiting_aquatic_editors&data=02%7C01%7Cmadeline.hennessey%40uconn.edu%7Cd9fe283e27c24359233308d824b1a345%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C637299692897322649&sdata=sinHJeWYNyKCBvl6esQOJWWaHXhplrWmrv97mX57ua8%3D&reserved=0) will foster a natural synergy among scientists, educators, and motivated learners that will increase quality aquatic-related information on Wikipedia.

The pilot program is designed to train students to distill primary resources and add aquatic-related content to Wikipedia, an exercise that will improve writing skills and enhance engagement with classroom subject matter. The program will function similarly to a scientific journal, where a subject matter editor (coordinator) finds reviewers (professional aquatic scientists from WP L&O) to help improve content that was contributed by the authors (students participating in our pilot program). We aim to pilot this in 20 undergraduate classrooms.

Want to get involved?

As project coordinator, YOU can help fill this important knowledge gap! We are seeking a graduate student or postdoc in the aquatic sciences who will act as project coordinator. The classroom coordinator will ideally have experience in more than one aquatic discipline and would be comfortable recruiting experts to serve as reviewers. The workload will be roughly 5-10 hrs per week for 20-40 weeks, and the coordinator will be compensated at $30 / hr. The ideal candidate will be comfortable working remotely and will be able to begin work in July, 2020. We expect all coordinator work to be complete by June, 2021.

Expectations of the coordinator:

– Be comfortable working independently and communicating with diverse audiences

– Recruit additional instructors to pilot the program in their classroom in late 2020 and early 2021.  the upcoming fall and/or spring semesters

– Collaborate with WP L&O project team to create instructional materials and Wikipedia editing lesson plan(s)

– Facilitate communication and sharing of ideas and challenges among instructors, students, reviewers, and the WP L&O team

– Organize and participate in regular group meetings throughout the academic year

– Identify and assign WP L&O articles needing improvement

– Match student articles with expert aquatic scientists from WP L&O

– Use and expand their professional network to recruit aquatic scientists to WP L&O as editors or reviewers

To get more information or apply:

– Please email Dr. Jake Zwart (jayzlimno@gmail.com)

– To apply, please send an email to jayzlimno@gmail.com, with the subject heading Ãf¢ÒÂEURÃ’ÂoeApplication for Wikimedia grant CoordinatorÃf¢ÒÂEURҝ, and attach a document summarizing your interests and qualifications for this project (1 page maximum), plus attach a resume/CV.  If you are a student, please also send a letter from your advisor confirming support for this role.

Soil Microbiology Technician at University of Florida Southwest FL Research and Education Center

Position: Biological Scientist I for the Soil Microbiology Lab at the UF-IFAS Southwest Florida Research and Education Center

Job No. 514177

Work type: Staff Full-time, permanent position

Description: Conducts research to support the Soil Microbiology program at the Southwest Florida Research and Education Center in Immokalee, FL. The incumbent will assist in one or more phases of the research process by performing a variety of technical duties in the laboratory, greenhouse, and field. Duties will include but are not limited to:

  *   Preparing, maintaining and monitoring experimental trials in the laboratory, greenhouse, and field; collecting, processing, storing and maintaining soil samples from field, greenhouse, and laboratory experiments.

  *   Conducting various standard and specialized microbiology and molecular biology laboratory procedures such as DNA/RNA extraction/purification/quantification, gel electrophoresis, PCR and quantitative PCR, cloning, culturing; maintaining specialized scientific- or other equipment in and outside the laboratory; preparing microbiological media and chemical solutions; maintaining written and digital laboratory notebooks, maintaining laboratory in a way that work can be accomplished safely and efficiently.

  *   Recording, analyzing and summarizing data and preparing graphs and tables using standard or specialized software.

  *   Assisting in the preparation of written reports and publications and reviewing literature pertinent to the research area as deemed appropriate by the P.I.

  *   Assisting with any related duties required, including purchases of supplies and services, as determined by the P.I.

Advertised Salary: 36,000 âÂEUR” 40,000 annually; commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Minimum requirements: Bachelor’s degree in biology or a closely related life science field.

Preferred qualifications:

  *        Knowledge of the terminology, principles and techniques used in biological research.

  *        Knowledge of basic principles of microbiology and/or soil sciences.

  *        Knowledge of agricultural production systems such as citrus and vegetables.

  *        Knowledge of standard laboratory practices.

  *        Skill in various standard laboratory procedures such as pipetting, DNA extraction, PCR, gel electrophoresis, bacterial/fungal culturing, maintaining detailed records from experiments.

  *        Skill in various specialized laboratory practices such as quantitative PCR, next generation sequencing.

  *        Ability to process large numbers of samples in an adequate time frame.

  *        Ability to use computer programs such as Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and statistical analysis software such as R.

  *        Knowledge of principles of statistics and experimental design.

  *        Ability to plan and coordinate research assignments effectively.

  *        Ability to adhere to safe laboratory and other practices.

  *        Ability to work independently.

  *        Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing.

  *        Ability to establish an effective working relationship with others.

  *        Ability to follow rules and regulations.

Additional characteristics of the position:

  *   Working under harsh conditions (such as high heat and humidity) outdoors or in a greenhouse for prolonged periods of time.

  *   Standing, walking or bending for extended periods of time

  *   Lifting moderately heavy objects for short periods of time.

  *   Occasional travel to field sites distant from the research station.

Special instructions to applicants:

Must apply through the UF website:

https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fexplore.jobs.ufl.edu%2Fen-us%2Fjob%2F514177%2Fbiological-scientist-i&data=02%7C01%7Cmadeline.hennessey%40uconn.edu%7C0f9da8971e694801124908d8231f77e2%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C637297965385853485&sdata=xCTfsAqcEgcCQhaZHUG7ftyC6FaTM%2B4z0hpmJnWfpvw%3D&reserved=0

Apply soon! Applications close July 14, 2020

Questions – please contact:

Sarah Strauss, PhD

Assistant Professor, Soil Microbiology

University of Florida – IFAS

Soil and Water Sciences Department

Southwest Florida Research & Education Center

Immokalee, FL 34142

239-658-3468 (office)

239-658-3447 (lab)

strauss@ufl.edu

@SoilMicroSarah

Fall AmeriCorps Positions Available in Northern Nevada

Positions Available: 300-hour (2-month) term between September 8 and November 5, 2020, 900-hour (6-month) term between September 8, 2020 to March 11, 2021, 1200-hour (9-month) term between September 8, 2020 to May 6, 2021.

BACKGROUND: Established in 2014, the Walker Basin Conservancy (WBC) is leading the effort to restore and maintain Walker Lake while protecting agricultural, environmental and recreational interests in the Walker Basin (https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.walkerbasin.org%2F&data=02%7C01%7Cmadeline.hennessey%40uconn.edu%7C947eedb3b62e4ca27a8708d823e88e5b%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C637298829177526119&sdata=22R1myqMpKhVGzbvYc0SQ1TPv3jrMb5Lbs0WJIEw7Z8%3D&reserved=0). The growing and dynamic nature of the WBC and its diverse obligations provide unique opportunities to develop operations from the ground level up, working closely with staff who are passionate about their mission.

The WBC currently manages thousands of acres of land and assets on multiple properties in the Walker Basin, including the Walker River State Recreation Area (parks.nv.gov/parks/walker-river).  Land planning activities are underway and focus on assessing public use opportunities, conservation values, long term land ownership and stewardship, and revegetation and restoration activities.

JOB PURPOSE: The Restoration Team Members will serve alongside other AmeriCorps members and WBC Conservation Technicians conducting primarily invasive species removal and native plant re-vegetation within the Walker River Basin. Members may also work on recreational trail construction, sign installation, and fence construction. Members will work in conjunction with other WBC field staff, providing on the ground support to larger project operations.

A working knowledge of, or a desire to learn more about, desert plant ecology and ecological restoration, nursery or horticultural practices, or agricultural systems and irrigation equipment is essential. The Restoration Team Members should also have a sincere interest in expanding their knowledge of Great Basin Desert ecology, restoration practices, the flora and fauna of Nevada, and agricultural methods and equipment.

LOCATION: Yerington, Nevada is a beautiful rural farming community located approximately 95 miles south of Reno, NV in the foothills of the eastern Sierra mountains. Yerington is small but growing with about 3,100 residents. Established in 1907, the city has heritage and deep roots in agriculture, mining, railroads, and gaming. Some of the nearby attractions, activities and recreational opportunities include:

Camping, biking, hiking, backpacking and paddling Fishing, hunting, boating and OHV trails Flat and white-water boating (1 hour away) Rock hounding and climbing Ghost Town Exploration Ski Resorts (1.5-2 hours away) Lake Tahoe (1.5 hours away) Lahontan Reservoir (30 minutes away) Walker Lake (45 minutes away) Topaz Reservoir (45 minutes away) Yosemite (via Tioga pass, 2.5 hours away) Essential Functions

Under the guidance of a WBC Technician:

Utilizing hand tools and backpack sprayers to conduct invasive plant removal and control.

Utilizing hand and power tools to conduct native plant re-vegetation and restoration.

Utilizing hand and power tools to conduct road decommissioning, recreation trail construction, and sign/fence installation.

Installing, maintaining, and operating a variety of irrigation systems for re-vegetation purposes.

Identify and harvest native plant seeds for use in native plant propagation and re-vegetation.

Communicating effectively and professionally with other members, WBC staff, agency partners, and the public.

Secondary Functions:

Assisting with the management and supervision of community volunteers on WBC conservation projects.

Assisting with the inventory, maintenance, and repair of WBC tools and equipment.

Qualifications

Seasonal positions are open to entry level candidates, no previous conservation experience is required.

Willingness and ability to:

Work outside in unpredictable weather conditions, including extreme temperatures, independently or as part of a team.

Work irregular hours, such as starting early or working more days with shorter hours, in accordance with project specific requirements and conditions.

Bend and crouch for long periods of time and occasionally lift heavy loads or equipment.

The ability to hike to remote locations over uneven ground, tall shrubs, and wetlands.

Use hand and power tools, operate motor vehicles, and work long days on labor intensive projects.

Use chemical herbicides in the treatment and control of invasive weeds while following strict application protocols.

Effective written and oral communication skills.

Meet AmeriCorps Eligibility Requirements, including:

Be at least 17 years of age at the commencement of service; Have a high school diploma or its equivalent; Be a citizen, national, or lawful permanent resident alien of the United States; Pass a National Sex Offender Public Website check and National Service Criminal History Check; and Be eligible to receive and AmeriCorps Education award, with a limit of four total terms in a lifetime and the equivalent of two full-time terms (3400 hours).

Member Training: Members will receive a variety of technical and professional training related to their service activities as well as personal and professional development. Available trainings may include:

First aid and CPR;

Leave no Trace principals;

Native plant identification and revegetation; Invasive species identification and treatment; Irrigation system installation and maintenance; Recreational trail construction; Resume building, USA Jobs, and government application workshop; and Guest speakers on environmental, natural resource, and professional development topics.

Physical and Mental Requirements

Strength, dexterity, coordination, and vision to use tools and equipment for prolonged periods.  Strength and stamina to bend, stoop, sit, and stand for long periods of time.  Strength and dexterity to operate small, medium, and heavy equipment.  Strength and stamina to endure standing and working for long periods of time and in extreme weather conditions.  Strength and stamina to walk to remote locations over uneven ground.  Dexterity and vision to observe oncoming traffic hazards and react quickly to emergency situations.  Some heavy lifting (over 75 pounds) is occasionally required.

In compliance with applicable disability laws, reasonable accommodations may be provided to qualified individuals with a disability who require and request such accommodations.  Applicants and incumbents are encouraged to discuss potential accommodations with the employer.

Working Conditions

Members work in an outdoor setting with varying weather conditions, including, but not limited to, extreme heat, dry conditions, rain, snow or hail, and extreme cold.  Members may sometimes be required to camp in the field for the duration of the tour. Camping and worksites will generally be in areas with at least primitive road access for crew vehicles, but the spike camping sites will usually be at undeveloped backcountry sites. Both camp and project sites will generally not have access to potable water, restroom facilities, or cellphone signals, and members will be expected to follow Leave No Trace principals in camp and on project. Project work will frequently require hiking over rough terrain while carrying tools and equipment.

Position may occasionally be required to work around heavy machinery in hazardous environments. Environment is generally dirty, with prolonged exposure to conditions such as dust, fumes, noise, or odors. Frequent interruptions to planned work activities occur.

COVID-19 Pandemic Response

Walker Basin Conservancy has been fortunate to maintain some level of operations through the pandemic. We have multiple levels of strict policies and procedures for safe field operations based on Federal and State guidance which can change on short notice. We make every effort to keep applicants informed about our policies and the current hiring situation, but please be aware that the situation is fluid and any offers are contingent on conditions remaining stable or improving. Should COVID-19 infections worsen or government reinstate restrictions, we may be forced to rescind offers in response. Once members have joined the organization, we have contingency and response plans to handle increases in restriction to ensure you are able to complete service safely.

Compensation & Benefits:

300-hour: Living allowance of $3,060 and Education award of $1,311.11; 900-hour: Living allowance of $9,180 and Education award of $3,097.50; 1200-hour: Living allowance of $11,900 and Education award of $4,336.50; Federal student loan forbearance is available for eligible members; Uniform reimbursement; Per diem when on spike (while camping); Paid personal and sick leave; Paid holidays; Opportunities for extension upon good service; and Opportunities for advancement within the organization.

Housing in Yerington can be difficult to find. WBC has limited and optional housing available for a low monthly rate. Housing accommodations are dorm or bunk style housing with shared bedrooms, bathrooms, kitchen areas and common spaces. During the COVID Pandemic, WBC housing may be more limited than usual. Depending on current conditions in Nevada and Governor mandates we may have to limit or restrict access to group housing for the safety of employees. We have alternate policies and procedures in place for members who are living in their own housing to allow for continued participation even I f we are not able to offer housing. We will discuss options and the current situation during the interview process, but please know that WBC housing may not be readily available.

HOW TO APPLY

Positions will remain open until filled. Only top candidates will be contacted.

Local applicants are STRONGLY encouraged to apply.

To Apply, please send cover letter and resume to:

Amy Gladding

amy.gladding@walkerbasin.org

Subject Line: 2-Month, 6-Month or 9-Month Restoration Team Member

All applicants must also submit an Employment Application Acknowledgement form that can be found on our website at: https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.walkerbasin.org%2Fjoin-our-team&data=02%7C01%7Cmadeline.hennessey%40uconn.edu%7C947eedb3b62e4ca27a8708d823e88e5b%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C637298829177526119&sdata=MNpdNe0IPSswcBMn4jArtUoXER4VUsjiwtxe47s0oi4%3D&reserved=0

Please call or email Miguel Gonzales, AmeriCorps Program Manager, at (775) 463-9887 ext. 110 or Miguel.Gonzales@WalkerBasin.org with questions.

Walker Basin Conservancy is an equal opportunity employer. Persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.  The above functions may be completed with or without reasonable accommodations.  This program prohibits discrimination based on race, religion, creed, color, national origin, gender, age, sexual orientation, political affiliation or disability.

Equal Opportunity Statement – Walker Basin Conservancy is an equal opportunity employer. WBC does not discriminate against any employee, applicant, director, officer, contractor, or any other person with whom it deals because of race, creed, color, disability, age, sex, veteran status, religion or political affiliation. WBC complies with all federal and local statutes prohibiting discrimination in employment.

Reasonable accommodations may be provided for qualified individuals with a disability.

Disclaimer – The statements contained herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work to be performed by the employees in these positions. The statements are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of a person in each position. Other responsibilities, duties, and skills may be assigned and management retains the right to add or change the responsibilities, duties, and skills at any time.

Wildlife Technician opening with Ya Ha Tinda Research Project, Canada

Wildlife Technician: Ya Ha Tinda Research Project- AB, Canada

Employer: University of Montana & University of Alberta

Location: Ya Ha Tinda Ranch, Clearwater County, AB Canada Job Category: Wildlife Technician (4-month appointment with possible extension)

Salary:  $15-19/hour (Canadian), depending on experience Start Date: 08/01/2020 (may be flexible) Last date to Apply: 07/17/2020

 

Background:

The Ya Ha Tinda Long-Term Elk Monitoring Project is a collaborative research effort between the University of Montana, University of Alberta, Parks Canada, and Alberta Environment and Parks. This project is the longest running elk research project in North America with over 19 years of data on elk movement, migration, and reproduction. The main goal of the project is to monitor adult elk survival and cause-specific mortality, reproduction, and migration to understand differences in fitness between migratory and resident elk. In 2018, the Ya Ha Tinda Elk Project expanded its research to include male elk and for the next year will continue monitoring male elk survival, migration, and habitat selection. For more information about the research project visit our website umt.edu/yahatinda.

 

We are looking for an experienced wildlife technician to lead field operations and data collection at the field site starting August 1, 2020 (preferred). The position will be a 4-month appointment with the potential to extend into 2021. The applicant will be expected to work fully independently at a remote field station in inclement weather conditions while maintaining a positive working relationship with Parks Canada staff. Applicant must have a strong work ethic and be self-motivated to accomplish tasks with little to no direct supervision. Must be able to speak professionally with members of the public including recreationists and hunters. The technician is expected to be familiar with and adhere to Covid-10 precautions as well as other project safety protocols. At this time due to pandemic-related travel restrictions, we can only hire Canadian Citizens.

 

Duties:

The Wildlife Technician will monitor adult elk survival using VHF telemetry and GPS webservices and conduct herd observations to monitor cow:calf ratios and cow-calf resight to monitor the reproductive success of collared females. Additionally, the technician will investigate elk mortalities, conduct vegetation sampling, and conduct backcountry trips to collect data on migratory elk within Banff National Park. The technician will potentially participate in winter elk captures. The technician will be in charge of data entry, sample management, and data analysis, and may be asked to assist with reporting to agencies and publishing research findings.

 

Qualifications:

Due to pandemic-related travel restrictions, applicant must be a Canadian Citizen.

 

Education/Field Experience: Applicants should have an undergraduate or graduate degree directly related to wildlife biology and related field experience.

 

Related Work Skills: Preference will be given to applicants with experience conducting backcountry trips, vegetation surveys, using radio-telemetry to locate animals, investigating mortality sites, and hiking / camping in grizzly bear country. Horseback riding and packing experience is desirable. Must have strong attention to detail and ability to work independently in remote locations without cell service. All applicants must have a current, valid Canadian driverÃf¢ÒÂEURÃ’Â(tm)s license.

 

Physical Requirements:  Applicants must be in good physical shape and able to hike long distances in mountainous terrain, have the mental and physical strength to hike and camp in the backcountry for multiple days, and manage transport of field equipment into remote areas.

 

To Apply:

Your application should include the following, and be saved as a single pdf named Ãf¢ÒÂEURÃ’ÂoeYourLastname _Technician.pdfÃf¢ÒÂEURҝ:

1)      Cover letter indicating how you meet the project expectations

2)      Resume/CV

3)      Contact information for three professional references

 

Please email your job application and/or any questions you may have regarding the position to:

 

Tara Meyer

Wildlife Biology Program

WA Franke College of Forestry & Conservation University of Montana tara.meyer@umontana.edu

 

 

GIS position at UC Davis

The Cadenasso Landscape and Urban Ecology Lab at UC Davis, Department of Plant Sciences, seeks a GIS Analyst to fill a Research Data Analyst position. The GIS Analyst will work on interdisciplinary projects focused on water use and vegetation in Sacramento, CA. Within this overarching goal, the GIS Analyst will be responsible for locating, curating and analyzing datasets of urban tree inventories; mapping vegetation, parcel, and socio-demographic data; maintaining all appropriate metadata; and contributing to the documentation of methods.  A basic understanding of ecology and environmental science is desired so that the candidate can meaningfully engage with the research. The successful candidate should expect to work with a variety of data and data types, be comfortable with ESRI ArcGIS, and be willing to learn new tools and techniques.

The Analyst will work closely with the Principal Investigator (Cadenasso), a Post-Doctoral Researcher, and undergraduate employees and interns located at UC Davis, as well as with members of the larger collaborative team located throughout California. The successful applicant is expected to generate high quality mapping products for reports, publications, and presentations and, maintain and organize databases. They will also be expected to engage with collaborators, handle data sharing, and be able to articulate the goals of the research project to a wide range of audiences, including academic, public agency, and local community groups.  The Analyst will be considered a full member of the Cadenasso Lab, and as such will be expected to be an active member of a vibrant intellectual community, preparing for and attending lab meetings and providing critical feedback to other projects occurring in the lab.

Qualifications:

Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢    BachelorÃf¢ÒÂEURÃ’Â(tm)s or MasterÃf¢ÒÂEURÃ’Â(tm)s degree in ecology, or related field, with strong GIS skills; Certificate in Geographic Information Systems desired.

Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢    Experience using ESRI ArcGIS software suites, specifically the tools and functions within ArcGIS Online, ArcGIS Pro 2.5+, ArcMap 10.7+, Survey123 (online and desktop) & Collector for ArcGIS utilizing both tabular and geographic data creatively. Experience using & maintaining these software platforms on iPad and desktop connections is highly desired.

Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢    Willingness to think about and use various spatial tools creatively.

Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢    Familiarity with spatial statistics tools within ArcGIS.

Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢    Strong data and file management skills.

Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢    Familiarity with eCognition software a plus.

Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢    Excellent written and oral communication skills; comfortable seeking data and information from other professionals by phone.

Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢    Flexibility to work both as a team member and independently.

Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢    Excited to work with diverse undergraduate interns and graduate students in the lab.

Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢    Willingness to travel to Sacramento for project meetings.

Duration:  This position is full time and the initial offer will be for one year with up to a 6 month extension based on performance.  Start date is negotiable, but on or before 1 August 2020 is highly desirable. The position includes salary and benefits commensurate with experience and demonstrated accomplishments.

To apply:  Please send a cover letter highlighting your relevant experience and expertise, what interests you about the position, and career goals. Include a CV and the names and addresses of 3 professional references that can be contacted. It may be helpful to review the Cadenasso Lab website to get a better idea of the type of research we do: cadenassolab@weebly.com Email all materials as a single pdf file to Mary Cadenasso at MLCadenasso@ucdavis.edu, with Ãf¢ÒÂEURÃ’ÂoeResearch Data AnalystÃf¢ÒÂEURҝ in the subject line. Applications will also need to be uploaded to the UC Davis HR site at: https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fhr.ucdavis.edu%2Fcareers&data=02%7C01%7Cmadeline.hennessey%40uconn.edu%7C2b900661188543da01f508d819b12124%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C637287595840204204&sdata=v42V%2FrdbX91aNV4nuhlVrf3Ifr28F3xYbwUoZmZzMag%3D&reserved=0

Virtual (international) internship program

Dear Colleagues,

Greetings from Gustolab International Italy!

Could you kindly forward the following to students who might be interested in applying?

Our virtual academic internship program is accepting applications for this summer.

The program is unique and designed to help students gain an international working experience while learning.

Students will work on projects for Italian organizations and focus on the food, sustainability & related fields.  They will be introduced to food & sustainability through through short independent learning modules, and receive Italian language instruction.  They will learn to narrate and think critically about their entire experience by completing graded assignments.

A learning facilitator will support their journey.

Students interested in sustainability may find this program particularly interesting. However, students from all disciplines and universities are welcome to apply!

Applications will be assessed on a rolling basis. The last day to submit an application is July 7, 2020. Applicants will receive admissions decisions as soon as possible.

*Learn more at *https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.gustolab.com%2Fvirtual-internship%2F&data=02%7C01%7Cmadeline.hennessey%40uconn.edu%7C2b900661188543da01f508d819b12124%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C637287595840194209&sdata=xm4yxq%2BLhMb4fC4OR7ROhBNxSBElYudorocANfrT80o%3D&reserved=0

Job Announcement – Science Communicator

We are restarting the hiring process to add a Science Communicator to our team at the Integration and Application Network, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science.

Please apply here: https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fumces.peopleadmin.com%2Fpostings%2F1385&data=02%7C01%7Cmadeline.hennessey%40uconn.edu%7C37a178ebd2b5402423aa08d818e7f1b4%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C637286731771921720&sdata=WP1qpPFiFQe0N%2FIcGGJ0FZ7KlVAt3QzYmUe4F0Oggrw%3D&reserved=0

We will start reviewing applications on July 13th.

Best,

Alexandra Fries

Program Manager

University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science Integration & Application Network

429 4th Street, Annapolis, MD 21403

Freshwater Research Unpaid Internship

World Wildlife Fund seeks a Freshwater Research Intern to undertake an assessment of basin health report cards in order to review and compile basin health indicators and associated methods for data analysis.

The intern will assess the 300+ indicators that have been used and are being used in basin health report cards over the last twenty years. They will categorize these indicators into major categories and determine groups of broadly similar indicators under each category. They will then catalogue the methods for analyzing each indicator, including documentation of minimum data requirements and information on thresholds. The results of the assessment will be compiled in a summary report that includes guidance on methods for processing and analyzing common groups of indicators.

For more details and application process, please see:

https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fcareers-wwfus.icims.com%2Fjobs%2F2653%2Fin-20051-freshwater-research-intern%2Fjob&data=02%7C01%7Cmadeline.hennessey%40uconn.edu%7Cc146cc521741470a543508d8143247e6%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C637281553482510245&sdata=2rEYjdUebwBxUYk9rxDu%2BCkxT9wNEl4lj3Rn%2Bupdzsg%3D&reserved=0

USDA-ARS term position; Miles City, MT; drought experiment technician

The USDA Agricultural Research Service Livestock & Range Research Laboratory will be hiring a term position to conduct research from 2020 to 2023.

This position will be full-time position (GS-5) with paid holidays, sick and annual leave.  The position is now open and closes 6/26/2020.

The posted announcement can be found at USA Jobs (https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.usajobs.gov%2F&data=02%7C01%7Cmadeline.hennessey%40uconn.edu%7Cad62ae70ca7e4dee45dc08d80f7af33b%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C637276368051960978&sdata=%2FvHR7q%2BJuuRHRv1CDBKl1VIrwfB9YyCTCdPAPFsDQJU%3D&reserved=0) and enter the keyword: ARS-S20Y-10839365-AED

The position will support research on drought resilience of rangelands in the Northern Great Plains.  We are conducting an experiment in Montana that is replicated in Wyoming.  The experiment tests the effects of several drought and grazing treatments on numerous plant and soil properties.  The position will be supervised by research scientists and will provide opportunities to gain experience with plant and soil field and lab techniques; working with livestock; data collection, entry, and processing; and installation and maintenance of rainfall exclusion shelters. Work will be a mixture of indoor and outdoor settings and may involve sitting for long periods of time or physical activity under potentially extreme working conditions (e.g., high heat, pollen levels).  A familiarity with rangeland plants and plant biology is preferred.

Suggested majors are Soil Sciences, Ecology, Natural Resources, Rangeland Ecology, and Botany.

Questions may be directed to:

Dr. Kurt Reinhart, Research Ecologist, 406-874-8211, kurt.reinhart@usda.gov

NPS Physical Science Technician Position Outreach

*Overview*

This is an outreach notice for a physical science technician position with the National Park Service (NPS) Southeast Coast Inventory & Monitoring Network (SECN).  Interested applicants should email their resume and an example of GIS work to Lisa Cowart Baron (lisa_baron@nps.gov) before 30 June 2020.

*Position Information*

This position is with the NPS SECN and is based in the networkÃf¢ÒÂEURÃ’Â(tm)s Jacksonville, Florida field office at Timucuan Ecological and Historic Preserve. The SECN is one of thirty-two networks across the country that gather and analyze information on specific National Park natural resources that can indicate the overall health of parks. The information collected helps parks make sound, science-based management decisions that help us preserve America’s special places.  The work performed by this position is part of networkÃf¢ÒÂEURÃ’Â(tm)s long-term Vital Signs monitoring program and will be supervised by the SECN Coastal Ecologist.

The National Park ServiceÃf¢ÒÂEURÃ’Â(tm)s Southeast Coast Inventory and Monitoring Network Coastal Program is seeking an enthusiastic, responsible, and meticulous individual to work with coastal shoreline change and salt marsh monitoring projects.  This position will assist the Coastal Ecologist in planning and executing physical science monitoring efforts at coastal parks located in the Southeast. These parks include Canaveral National Seashore, Fort Matanzas National Monument, Timucuan Ecological and Historic Preserve, Fort Pulaski National Monument, Fort Frederica National Monument, Cape Hatteras National Seashore, and Cape Lookout National Seashore. For more detailed information about these projects and our parks, please visit our website at https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fscience.nature.nps.gov%2Fim%2Funits%2Fsecn%2F&data=02%7C01%7Cmadeline.hennessey%40uconn.edu%7Cad62ae70ca7e4dee45dc08d80f7af33b%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C637276368051960978&sdata=bV%2B46DX7k2IpOIpDpRZvP%2F5I5ajzb%2BUJhwvnds1Gous%3D&reserved=0.

The coastal shoreline change monitoring project involves working on the beach both on foot and with the use of Utility Task Vehicle (UTV) or All Terrain Vehicle (ATV). The salt marsh monitoring project involves accessing salt marsh monitoring stations by boat or on foot and working on narrow structures in the marsh. Both projects require the ability to drive and maneuver large trucks with a trailer or trailered boat on roads, in parking areas, and on boat ramps.   Basic training in general safety, boat safety, use of power tools, use of ATV/UTV, and Motorboat Operation training will be provided (if applicable). Previous boat and UTV/ATV experience is not required, but it is highly desired.  In general, the incumbent will need to be comfortable being on the water, in isolated environments, have a safety conscious attitude, and exercise good judgement.  This position will be the Coastal Program field lead and will be responsible for equipment inventory and maintenance, field preparations, and data management (data collection and entry).  For this position, experience with GPS and GIS is required.  The incumbent will be trained to collect, post-process, and manage geospatial data according to SECN protocols.  Once trained, the incumbent may assist in training others using these methods and techniques.  Occasionally, the incumbent will assist with other physical science and monitoring efforts, which may include supporting stream monitoring and terrestrial monitoring efforts.  In addition to general office duties, such as scanning, copying, and filing documents, etc., the incumbent will be expected to assist in editing and providing feedback on standard operating procedures.

This position entails a high level of responsibility and initiative.  The ability to work efficiently, independently, and be detail oriented is essential.  Previous experience organizing and leading field efforts is preferred.  Good leadership skills, commitment to program mission, and respect for authority are essential.

*Major Duties*

The incumbent will be responsible for implementation of the SECN protocol for monitoring shoreline change and salt marsh elevation change. In addition, the incumbent will assist with other network monitoring activities. This position may require up to 50% travel for fieldwork, training, or other work-related duties.

*Major tasks*

Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢ Organizing, scheduling, coordinating, and conducting the collection of shoreline and salt marsh data and other samples as needed, and evaluation of quality assurance compliance. He/she will synthesize ancillary data from related network coastal monitoring activities, conduct geographic information systems (GIS) analysis, and assist the SECN Coastal Ecologist to complete analysis needed to inform park resource management staff.

Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢ Maintains up-to-date working knowledge of coastal monitoring equipment maintenance/use and competently performs tasks documented in standard operating procedures. Assists in training Park staff and interns on basics of coastal program monitoring field and office methods. Assist Coastal Ecologist in working with Park staff and partners on technical issues related to coastal program monitoring and/or equipment issues when appropriate.

Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢ Utilizes a variety of computer programs to compile, reduce, store, retrieve, analyze, and report data and other related information.  Conducts data entry and implements quality assurance/quality control procedures. Works with the Coastal Ecologist and Data Manager to ensure preservation of paper and electronic files.  Generates metadata for data generating, including tabular data, pictures, and GIS files.

Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢ Provides cartographic, GPS, GIS, and spatial data management assistance when needed in support of the Coastal ProgramÃf¢ÒÂEURÃ’Â(tm)s shoreline and saltmarsh monitoring projects, including processing GPS data, analyzing GIS data, drafting professional quality maps, and generates computerized digital maps.

Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢ Prepares graphs, computations, mathematical calculations, and illustrations for technical studies and presentations.  Compiles and summarizes information. Prepares draft project reports which include literature research, descriptions of methods, preliminary data analysis, graphs and charts, results, and recommendations for planning, protection, and mitigation activities. Performs research and assists in writing scientific reports.  Provides advice, assistance, and training to students, student conservation assistants, and volunteers involved in projects and field research.

Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢ Ensures safe use and maintenance of field sampling equipment and vehicles. Evaluates and mitigates safety risks prior to and while conducting field operations.

Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢ Provides assistance to other SECN data collection efforts and protocol development effort when needed. Works with supervisor and other SECN protocol leads to ensure efficient allocation of time and resources.

*Basic Requirements*

Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢ BachelorÃf¢ÒÂEURÃ’Â(tm)s degree in science related area, such as environmental science, geology, etc.

Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢ Experience with GPS and GIS Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢ Comfortable in isolated environments Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢ Comfortable being on the water in small boats Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢ Ability to be trained to operate UTV and ATV Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢ Ability to be trained in small boat safety and operations Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢ Ability to learn how to trailer small boat and trailer Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢ Comfortable driving long distances (8-10 hours) Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢ Ability to carry 50 pounds

*Desired Skills and Experience*

Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢ Experience with survey GPS equipment and SOPs Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢ Experience with small boat operations Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢ Experience with trailering Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢ Experience operating UTV and ATV equipment

*AREA INFORMATION*

The Southeast Coast Inventory and Monitoring Network (SECN) is based in Athens, Georgia with remote office locations in St. Marys, Georgia and Jacksonville, Florida. The Southeast Coast I&M Network includes fifteen parks with significant natural resources and extends along the Atlantic coast from the North Carolina-Virginia border south to Cape Canaveral, Florida and inland as far as Atlanta, Georgia and the Alabama Coastal Plain. Parks within the Network include: Canaveral National Seashore, Cape Hatteras National Seashore, Cape Lookout National Seashore, Wright Brothers National Memorial, Fort Raleigh National Historic Site, Congaree National Park, Fort Pulaski National Monument, Fort Sumter National Monument, , MooreÃf¢ÒÂEURÃ’Â(tm)s Creek National Battlefield, Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area, Kennesaw Mountain National Military Park, Horseshoe Bend National Military Park, Ocmulgee National Monument, Cumberland Island National Seashore, Timucuan Ecological and Historic Preserve, Fort Frederica National Monument, and Fort Matanzas National Monument. These parks host important examples of a broad range of ecosystems including upland forests and streams; bottomland and floodplain forests; and coastal barrier islands and estuaries.

This position is duty stationed at Timucuan Ecological and Historic Preserve in Jacksonville, FL.   The Timucuan Ecological and Historic Preserve park units are located on or near the banks of the St. JohnÃf¢ÒÂEURÃ’Â(tm)s River, approximately 13 miles from downtown Jacksonville.  The park contains multiple operating sites and is spread throughout Duval County.  All services and amenities are available within the city of Jacksonville.  Temperatures are usually above 90 degrees more than 90 days per year and seldom fall below 30 degrees in the winter.  There are two four-year universities, a state college/community college with 4 campuses and other educational opportunities in Jacksonville or within commuting distance.

internship in plant ecology

Research Internships in Plant Ecology, Archbold Biological Station, Florida

Beginning September 2020; running about 8 months.

Applications due June 30, 2020.

Ideal for Students with Undergraduate Degrees Contemplating Graduate School

Includes independent research project. Provides Stipend, Room and Board.

Internships available at Archbold Biological Station in south-central Florida in the Plant Ecology Program, led by Dr. Eric Menges, which emphasizes conservation biology, plant demography, restoration ecology, fire ecology, landscape ecology, and fire management. We study many rare species of endemic vascular plants in endangered Florida scrub and related communities. Active fire management provides outstanding opportunities for short-term comparative studies in fire ecology. Our long-term (as long as 31-year) datasets on dozens of scrub plants gives context to short-term, focused, field projects. Additional information can be found at the Archbold website:  https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.archbold-station.org%2F&data=02%7C01%7Cmadeline.hennessey%40uconn.edu%7Cad62ae70ca7e4dee45dc08d80f7af33b%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C637276368051970966&sdata=hkDp8hMpqcQ8l0TIqFqsTKsrP6PjgEtP1mj9z7Q%2B3Z4%3D&reserved=0 or the plant ecology program website: https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.archbold-station.org%2Fhtml%2Fresearch%2Fplant%2Fplant.html&data=02%7C01%7Cmadeline.hennessey%40uconn.edu%7Cad62ae70ca7e4dee45dc08d80f7af33b%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C637276368051970966&sdata=3P6FnyEAGduJK5szki4bZhkssA2KHF2uz%2F9HV1U9%2Bbg%3D&reserved=0 or our intern website: https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.archbold-station.org%2Fhtml%2Fresearch%2Fplant%2Fplantinternship.html&data=02%7C01%7Cmadeline.hennessey%40uconn.edu%7Cad62ae70ca7e4dee45dc08d80f7af33b%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C637276368051970966&sdata=iT4bZmEg9UrGzgKZdoPpRaQQrgnTf4eKDUJRWp3vL2c%3D&reserved=0

Interns receive a weekly stipend of $160 plus meals (breakfast and lunch Mon-Fri) and lodging at the Station (sharing housing, no pets).    Each intern works 20 hours per week assisting with a wide range of ongoing research projects. The remainder of the week can be devoted to an independent research project. Internships run for about 8 months (can sometimes be shorter or longer) and offer an opportunity for experience in every aspect of scientific research, from project choice and experimental design to oral and written presentations. Our internships are ideal preparation for graduate research in ecology. Most of our interns have gone on to academic or professional positions and many have first-authored publications based on their intern projects.

Archbold Biological Station is active in research, conservation, and education. Our facilities include a 5000 ha preserve, an outstanding regional library and a GIS lab running ArcINFO. We have a staff of about 50 with many visiting scientists, an active seminar program, and a relaxed biological station atmosphere.

Ideal candidates will have independent research experience, classwork and experience in ecology and botany, field ecology experience, strong grades, statistical and GIS skills, and excellent letters of recommendation.

To apply for an internship in the plant ecology lab, please provide the following: a cover letter stating research interests, a resume or CV, and a summary of grades. Arrange for two letters of recommendation to be sent to us via email. Materials should be sent by November 1, 2019.

EMAIL APPLICATIONS ONLY! Send to Eric Menges at emenges@archbold-station.org

Archbold is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications

from members of underrepresented groups

JOB: Landscape Scale Planner with New Mexico State Land Office

The New Mexico State Land Office (NMSLO) is hiring its first-ever Landscape Scale Planner.  We would be grateful for your help in circulating this job announcement so that we can attract a talented and well-qualified pool of candidates.

This job exists to develop, employ, and institutionalize landscape scale planning at the New Mexico State Land Office to secure better long term conservation outcomes for state trust land while optimizing the location and generation of revenue generating activities. Historically, NMSLO’s land decisions have been predominantly made on a project by project basis. While NMSLO is involved in several collaborative planning projects across the state, we recognize the need to shift toward even broader based resource planning that allows for more comprehensive public input and, consequently, proactive planning and land use.

To apply for this job please proceed to: https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.spo.state.nm.us%2F&data=02%7C01%7Cmadeline.hennessey%40uconn.edu%7C147d1971205b4128432208d80d1fbbed%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C637273777236757922&sdata=BTTLyeNcto9t07y7%2B1Tw8k95rl5ditWZr3hAW%2BPsvfA%3D&reserved=0

1.            Click on Ãf¢ÒÂEURÃ’ÂoeView Job Opportunities & ApplyÃf¢ÒÂEURҝ

2.            Search for keyword:  #10111871

This posting closes on June 11th.

More information

The Planner will research and choose landscape-scale planning models best suited for NMSLO and state trust land, recognizing that these lands are widely distributed across New Mexico with varied levels of contiguity and intermixed jurisdictions. These planning models will need to address state trust landÃf¢ÒÂEURÃ’Â(tm)s diverse natural and cultural resources, uses, and levels of economic activity. The Planner will also need to develop a rationale for choosing planning areas for initiating this program. The Planner will use NMSLO’s Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and work with NMSLO staff to inventory resources present, revenue-generating opportunities, and conservation opportunities on state trust land. This includes augmenting our GIS with additional data, as needed, to apply the selected planning model(s). The Planner will use these data and analyses to inform decision-making and engage stakeholders in the planning process. These stakeholders include tribes and pueblos, state and federal agencies, local communities and governments, current state trust land lessees, conservation and recreation interests, soil and water conservation districts, and industry partners. The Planner will produce area land use plans with strategies for conserving trust resources and identifying preferred locations for revenue-generating activities. The Planner will explore options for institutionalizing landscape-scale planning at NMSLO.

The ideal candidate will have:

-A Bachelor or graduate degree in land-use planning or a closely related discipline.

-Demonstrated history of leading or participating in complex land planning efforts that address both economic and conservation outcomes.

-Ability to engage and gather priorities from assorted stakeholders.

-Demonstrated knowledge of innovative land planning tools and techniques.

-Skilled in data management and analysis using Geographic Information Systems (GIS) software.

You can read more about this position and apply for this job by going to the website referenced above.

UAS Blackbird Technician – North Dakota

*Agency: *North Dakota State University (NDSU) in cooperation with USDA-APHIS-WS National Wildlife Research Center.

*Location: *Central North Dakota

*Salary: *$12/hr with housing provided near Bismarck, ND.

*Start Date: *08/28/2019

*Last Date to Apply: *July 1. Applications will be reviewed as they are received.

*Description: *

Two technicians are needed from 28 August âÂEUR” 31 October, 2020 to assist a NDSU graduate student on a blackbird (Icteridae) research project. The research will evaluate the response of free-ranging flocks of blackbirds to a spraying UAS (i.e., drone) applying avian repellent to commercial sunflower fields. This project is part of on-going research to evaluate novel non-lethal hazing techniques to mitigate the conflict between blackbirds and sunflower producers.

This position is ideal for a recent graduate that wants to gain field experience and has previous experience, or strong interest, in operating drone platforms. The technician will be a full-time employee through NDSU, allowing for a 40 hour work week schedule. A typical week will be HIGHLY dependent on weather, and work day flexibility is a necessity (i.e., field work may not be M-F during set times, but will instead be weather permitting). However, there will be down time in the mornings or afternoon/evenings and days off provided. Field sites are commercial (privately owned) sunflower fields throughout central North Dakota, and thus requires long days spent in a truck driving to sites. The technicians will share a travel trailer for housing.

*Duties: *

The technicians are needed to operate a small UAS and collect field data, while the graduate student is conducting spraying trials with a larger UAS.

The technicians will also help manage videos and data collection concerning collective animal behavior in response to drones. Duties will include, assisting the graduate student with UAS set up, operating a small UAS, acting as a field observer, monitoring blackbird flocks and their behavior, estimating flock sizes, and using field equipment such as: binoculars, range finders, weather meter, sound meter, and other technology related to the UAS. Trials will most likely take place in the morning, requiring an early start to the day.

*Training will be provided so that the technicians receive their FAA Part

107 pilotâÂEURÂ(tm)s license in order to fly a small UAS prior to the field season.*

*Desired Qualifications: *

Ò·         Degree in Wildlife Biology, Natural Resources, Environmental

Science, Zoology, Biology or other associated degrees.

Ò·         Previous experience conducting avian field research.

Ò·         Motivated, willing, positive, and dependable attitude.

Ò·         Excellent communication skills.

Ò·         Ability to work well on a small team, with constant car travel,

in small shared housing.

Ò·         Ability to work long/irregular hours.

Ò·         *Strong preference* for applicants that have previous experience

with operating a small UAS.

*How to Apply: *Send a single document (Word or PDF) that includes your cover letter, resume/cv, and contact information for 3 references to Mallory White at mallory.g.white@ndsu.edu.

Botany Technician position with USGS (GG-0404-05)

Botany Technician, U.S. Geological Survey (GG-0404-05)

Description:

This is a pre-announcement for a temporary 9-month Botany Technician position.

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) is recruiting a Botany Technician to assist with ecological restoration research on decommissioned OHV trails in the Mojave and Colorado Deserts of southern California. Research will take place within the Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan (DRECP) area, which encompasses approximately 22.5 million acres. The DRECP aims to integrate renewable energy planning with natural resource conservation and recreation to effectively allocate and manage land uses. The USGS will: 1) develop and test restoration protocols and techniques, and 2) gather and analyze ecological monitoring data to determine restoration success. The goal of this effort is to provide the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) with a standardized comprehensive guide for future restoration and monitoring of decommissioned OHV trails and roads. The technician will assist the principle investigators in these efforts, both in the office and in the field. Work will primarily be based out of the USGS office in Henderson, NV, with travel to study sites in California required (average 10 travel days per month).

Schedules are highly variable, can change with little notice, and will sometimes require early morning (3 AM) start times, long days, and a few weekends of work. Overnight, primitive car camping in desert conditions (hot/cold weather extremes) is required. Physical work will entail walking and hiking in desert terrain with up to 40-lb packs, in hot or potentially inclement weather.

This temporary position will begin in the beginning of August 2020 and will continue for up to 9 months (180 working days). Extensions are possible, contingent upon performance and funding availability. Temporary employees are covered by the Social Security Retirement system; annual and sick leave will be accrued; employees are ineligible for life insurance coverage.

There is no promotion potential for this position. The full performance level of this position will be set at the grade level at which you are selected.

Relocation expenses will not be covered for the duration of this appointment.

Responsibilities:

Duties will include, but are not limited to:

Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢    Identify desert flora in field or in office using dichotomous keys.

Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢    Gather and maintain ecological metadata from the field, develop databases, perform QA/QC, analyze and archive data.

Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢    Work with principle investigators to develop study design, select study sites, implement protocols, and train BLM crews.

Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢    Implement monitoring protocols to assess the effectiveness of restoration, including metrics to determine when routes are Ãf¢ÒÂEURÃ’ÂoerestoredÃf¢ÒÂEURҝ.

Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢    Perform lab analyses including, but not limited to, soil bulk density and soil texture analysis.

Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢    Synthesize and communicate results with the BLM and other cooperators.

Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢    Participate in workshops with BLM personnel to ensure products will comply with project goals.

Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢    Assist with the day-to-day operations of field research (e.g. preparing supplies, vehicle and equipment maintenance).

Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢    Participate in other research projects as assigned.

Qualifications:

Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢    Knowledge of or ability to quickly learn local desert flora required.

Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢    Experience collecting and analyzing transect data on vegetation, soils, and wildlife.

Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢    Background and strong interest in botany, desert ecology, plant ecology, and restoration.

Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢    Experience in statistical analysis (knowledge of R statistical programming preferred).

Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢    Experience using ArcMap and Microsoft Office applications (Filemaker experience preferred, but not required).

Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢    Experience analyzing remotely sensed data for ecological characteristics.

Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢    Ability to communicate effectively with crew members, BLM managers, and other agency personnel.

Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢    Demonstrated skills in data collection, synthesis, presentation, and technical writing.

Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢    Strong organizational skills.

Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢    Ability to work independently and with large groups.

Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢    Ability to hike and work in desert conditions with up to 40-lb backpack.

Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢    Ability to maintain a positive attitude and strong work ethic under the trying conditions of desert restoration.

Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢    Ability to adapt to a variable and unpredictable schedule.

To qualify for a GG-5 you need 9 months of field experience OR 3 years of sub-professional work experience OR 3 years of college with courses related to the work of the position to be filled (equivalent to 90 semester/135 quarter hours) plus 3 months of lab or field work experience. Sub-professional experience consists of working as a technician or aid in the field or in a laboratory or similar environment. A valid U.S. driverÃf¢ÒÂEURÃ’Â(tm)s license, safe driving record, pre-employment physical, and background security investigation are required. All applicants must be U.S. citizens.

Salary: $16.98 hourly, plus paid vacation and sick days.

Application instructions:

For each position on your resume, please be sure to include the number of hours worked per week, as well as exact start and end dates (month/day/year).

Please submit a resume/CV and the contact information for at least three references via e-mail to Ka-Voka Jackson (skjackson@usgs.gov) by 8:00 AM PDT on Monday, June 22nd, 2020. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

If claiming 5 point veterans preference, a DD-214 showing character of discharge is required.  If claiming 10 point veterans preference, a SF-15 with proof of claim is required.

NPS Coastal Ecology Intern Job

Application Deadline: 15 June 2020

Position Description: The Coastal Monitoring Intern will assist with Southeast Coast Inventory & Monitoring (SECN) Coastal Program projects, which includes long-term shoreline and salt marsh monitoring.  The position is located at Timucuan Ecological and Historic Preserve (TIMU) in Jacksonville, Fl.  The overall objective of this position is to assist in the salt marsh and shoreline monitoring projects that provides long-term data for the parks in making management decisions.  The primary responsibilities of the internship are to assist the SECN Coastal Ecologist in conducting the salt marsh and shoreline monitoring field work, following specific methods and protocols.  The intern will assist the coastal ecologist with material preparation, equipment maintenance, sampling elevation, accretion, collecting GPS surveys, and data collection, processing, and entry.  This data will be used to create reports for the parks and is part of a long-term ecological monitoring effort by NPS to provide data to the parks on the status of biodiversity, ecosystem health, and ecosystem change with significant natural resources.

The Coastal Monitoring Intern will complete the data workflow process for our salt marsh data.  This will include entering and checking the salt marsh data in the data base.  Additionally, the intern will be responsible for ensuring that SECN and our partnerÃf¢ÒÂEURÃ’Â(tm)s field data forms are scanned, named appropriately, and organized.  The intern will have the opportunity to assist in data collection efforts at SECN Coastal Parks, and create maps using GPS and GIS data.  If time allows, the intern will also have the opportunity to create story maps for the long-term shoreline and salt marsh monitoring projects. The intern will receive safety training, mentorship, and have the opportunity to attend training.

The position starts 04 January 2021 and is for 20 weeks.  Park housing is available at Timucuan Ecological and Historic Preserve, which includes a private bedroom and shared bathroom, living, and kitchen areas.  A driver’s license and personal vehicle are required for the internship.

Questions about the position can be directed to Lisa Cowart Baron (SECN Coastal Ecologist) at lisa_baron@nps.gov

Technician position

We are looking to hire a technician to work on a collaborative project studying the evolution of the seasonal germination niche in a group of native wildflowers (Streptanthus) with Jenny Gremer, Annie Schmitt, Sharon Strauss, and Julin Maloof.   This is an ideal position for a recent graduate looking for research experience before graduate school.

Responsibilities include carrying out experiments in the field, lab, and controlled environment chambers, collecting field data and plant tissues, propagating plants and maintaining experimental populations.  Field work will include plant surveys and collections of plant specimens and seeds.  The technician will also oversee student assistants, manage databases, and perform basic statistical analyses, as well as coordinate supplies, equipment, and safety protocols.

Requirements:  College-level course-work or equivalent experience/training in plant-related biological sciences or field biology. The applicant must possess excellent written and oral communication and strong organizational skills.  Must be able to organize and coordinate lab, greenhouse, controlled chamber, and field research.  Experience accurately recording, organizing, coordinating and curating data for analysis and reporting required, as well as skills to problem solve and trouble shoot, and ability to work independently and as a member of a research team.  Research experience with plants, especially germination experiments, phenology, and field surveys preferred, as is experience using R software for data management and statistical analyses, experience working with herbarium specimens, and molecular biology lab experience working with DNA and/or RNAseq.

This is a full-time position.  Starting date can be immediately or as soon as possible, with a proposed duration of one year with possibility of extension.

Application:  Please go to the following link to access the UC Davis Human Resources application system and apply by June 6, 2020:

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ESA Science Communications Intern

ESA seeks an energetic candidate with strong communication and organizational skills to 1) help complete a communications plan for the ESA Vegetation Classification Panel, and 2) to enhance communication and outreach implementation for the United States National Vegetation Classification (USNVC). Communications training is required and a basic background in and appreciation for ecology, biology, and/or environmental sciences is desired.

The science communications intern will work with the Associate Director of Science Programs, Science Programs Specialist, and USNVC Implementation Manager to finalize a communications plan and develop appropriate messaging for key USNVC audiences. Additional duties may include taking notes, facilitating conference calls, and website updates.

This is a paid, part-time remote internship. For more information, please see:

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ESA Science Programs Specialist

Title: Program Specialist

Department: Office of Science Programs

Supervisor: Associate Director of Science Programs

Classification: Full time, Temporary, Non-exempt

About ESA

The Ecological Society of America, founded in 1915, is the worldÃf¢ÒÂEURÃ’Â(tm)s largest community of professional ecologists and a trusted source of ecological knowledge, committed to advancing the understanding of life on Earth. The Society publishes five journals and a membership bulletin and broadly shares ecological information through policy, media outreach, and education initiatives.

About ESAÃf¢ÒÂEURÃ’Â(tm)s Office of Science Programs

We connect the research and management communities, support the use of science to inform decision making and build capacity among scientists by:

Training: We offer workshops and courses to help scientists gain the skills they need to navigate changes in funding, policy, and technology.

Facilitating engagement: We connect ESA members with agencies that require ecological knowledge and expertise.

Synthesizing information: We help make ecology more accessible to managers and the public.

Facilitating peer review: We help agencies conduct peer reviews of scientific studies and programs that agencies use to support decision making.

Position Overview

ESA seeks an energetic candidate with strong organizational and communication skills to provide administrative and logistical support for a variety of programs in the Office of Science Programs (e.g. ESAÃf¢ÒÂEURÃ’Â(tm)s Sustaining Biological Infrastructure Training Initiative, and the Panel on Vegetation Classification). A basic background in and appreciation for ecology, biology, and/or environmental sciences is desired.

The Program Specialist will work with the Associate Director of Science Programs to organize and manage special ESA meetings, workshops, and training events that will bring scientists together on a wide range of topics. Additional duties may include taking notes, updating websites, taking photos and creating promotional materials, and tracking budget information. There may be opportunities to network with scientists in a variety of disciplines and contribute to workshop/grant reports and presentations.

For more information about the position and how to apply, please see:

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Research Assistant in Aquatic Ecology and Water Quality – Auburn University

Research Assistant in Aquatic Ecology and Water Quality Auburn University, School of Fisheries, Aquaculture, and Aquatic Sciences Auburn, AL, USA

Description:

One Research Assistant position is currently available to support several projects focused on the abiotic and biotic factors mediating freshwater harmful algal blooms in aquaculture ponds and drinking water and recreational reservoirs.  The incumbent will participate in field sampling, conduct lab analyses (i.e., phytoplankton and zooplankton enumeration, algal pigments, nutrients), ensure proper maintenance of laboratory equipment, and maintain inventory and order supplies.

Qualifications:

Minimum qualifications include a BS (MS preferred) in biology, ecology, limnology, or related field.  Prior experience in field and laboratory aquatic ecology and water quality research is not required but preferred.

Salary:

Salary is dependent on qualifications and experience.  At a minimum, the salary will be $28,000 plus benefits.

Start date:

Exact start date is negotiable, but a preference would be given to candidates available no later than 1 September 2020.  The position is for one year and may be renewable pending available funds and performance.

How to Apply:

The position will remain open until filled.  For full consideration, please apply by 1 July 2020.  Applicants will be required to submit a statement of research interests and experiences and CV.  Additional information,  including contact information for three references and copies of transcripts, is also requested at the time of application.  For more details about the application process, please visit https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.auemployment.com%2Fpostings%2F7171&data=02%7C01%7Cmadeline.hennessey%40uconn.edu%7C595ff63b3938437a356708d7fefae301%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C637258225844446374&sdata=LvfCJ3Uai1FtglFnmRKtANZTjbVfu8meBfBBfrEdo2o%3D&reserved=0

For more information about the position or our lab, please contact Alan Wilson at wilson@auburn.edu or visit https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwilsonlab.com%2F&data=02%7C01%7Cmadeline.hennessey%40uconn.edu%7C595ff63b3938437a356708d7fefae301%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C637258225844446374&sdata=gynHhA60vMEzcO9eHYF1kLZLlwzkYOv3kaAy6VTuH6Q%3D&reserved=0

Auburn University is an affirmative action equal opportunity employer.

students (or w/in 1 yr of graduation) for fieldwork in mountainous conservation areas across the western USA

Despite a late start due to the pandemic, I’m seeking to hire another student to help with multi-faceted research addressing hypotheses and factors governing distribution and abundance of mountain-dwelling species at numerous spatial and temporal scales. Work this summer will focus on retrieving multi-year data from microclimate sensors in remote areas of Yellowstone National Park, Grand Teton National Park, Custer and especially Gallatin National Forests, and perhaps the Columbia River Gorge, and performing surveys of birds and mammals (especially American pikas) on rocky talus slopes. Fieldwork demands excellent physical endurance and resiliency, as well as great mental acuity and savvy, prudent backcountry decision-making. Work involves walking 6-18 miles per day, often off-trail, to elevations above 4,000 m (~13,000′), all kinds of weather conditions, and careful attention to detail in the data collection. In addition to being a model system for all kinds of ecological theory (e.g., metapopulation dynamics, Island Biogeography Theory, source-sink dynamics, extinction dynamics), our focal systems have inspired monitoring in protected and managed landscapes of >60 management areas across western North America, and have been considered for elevated conservation status under the Endangered Species Act. Based out of Bozeman, MT, work will begin in no later than early July and extend into late August or (preferably) mid-September. Ideal candidates will enjoy daily jaunts up and down (and backpacking in) mountains, and be responsible, passionate, hard-working, intellectually inquisitive, and work well with others.

If interested, U.S. citizens should please send a resume/CV, contact information for 3-5 references who can speak to your fit to the position, and a cover letter that also addresses your fit to the position, to EBeever@usgs.gov . As a backup, feel free to call Erik at (530) 410-9631. Because selection will be made on a rolling basis, please submit application materials ASAP.

Seasonal Position Experienced Songbird Bander for NJ Audubon

Position: Experienced Songbird Banders (2)

Department: Cape May Bird Observatory

Office Location:  Cape May Point, NJ

Site Location: Various, Cape May County, NJ

Supervisor: VP of Research, NJ Audubon

Job Classification: Seasonal Fulltime (40 hours)

Job Description: EXPERIENCED SONGBIRD BANDERS for Cape May long-term bird-banding operation at New Jersey AudubonÃf¢ÒÂEURÃ’Â(tm)s Cape May Bird Observatory, Cape May, NJ.  Cape May is one of the premier fall migration hot spots in the country.  Specifically, we are hiring 2 Experienced Songbird Banders for the Cape May Bird Banding Project for 24 July to approximately 10 November. NJA fosters the application of sound scientific principles and practices to address conservation issues related to vertebrate and invertebrate fauna, and the natural habitats with which they are associated.

Major Responsibilities Duties:

Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢    Daily operation of banding station at The Nature ConservancyÃf¢ÒÂEURÃ’Â(tm)s South Cape May Meadows.

Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢    Follow strict protocols for daily operations including go/no-go situations.

Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢    Site Preparation (i.e. site setup, net lane clearing) and breakdown

Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢    Site Maintenance (maintaining net lanes, net repair, etc.)

Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢    Extracting birds from mist-nets

Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢    Identify, band, weigh, age, sex, and measure all species captured in mistnets.

Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢    Record data on paper datasheets daily at banding station, transfer data to Microsoft Excel datasheets weekly, and into the BBLÃf¢ÒÂEURÃ’Â(tm)s program, BANDIT at the end of the season.

Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢    Provide end of season summary report for NJ Audubon publications in timely manner to receive final payment.

Qualifications, Knowledge and Skills:

Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢    Mist-netting and bird banding experience in a high-volume banding station necessary (>5,000 birds/season)

Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢    Experience aging species based on molt, and using Pyle guide required.

Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢    Familiarity with bird migration and strong background identifying passerines, near-passerines, raptors and marsh birds by sight.

Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢    Strong computer skills Ãf¢ÒÂEURҔ (Microsoft Office) to fulfill the job requirements;  Proficiency with MS Excel and BANDIT essential

Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢    Careful data collecting skills a must.

Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢    Willingness to work irregular hours under sometimes difficult field conditions.

Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢    Punctual with excellent organizational, time and project management skills with the ability to manage multiple projects, shifting priorities and meet deadlines.

Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢    Excellent communication skills and experience managing volunteers required.

Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢    Excellent interpersonal and leadership skills with the ability to relate to and motivate a diverse range of people, exercise cultural inclusion and accept direction and constructive feedback.

Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢    Motivated self-starter with capacity to work productively in a team setting with the ability to demonstrate initiative and a positive attitude.

Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢    Strong professionalism and work ethic with the ability to exercise discretion and maintain confidentiality.

Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢    Ability to lift and carry 25 lbs. and walk on uneven terrain.

Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢    All applicants must have access to a vehicle, and a valid, clean driverÃf¢ÒÂEURÃ’Â(tm)s license.

Start Date: July 24, 2020               End Date: November 10, 2020

Salary: $1,600-2,000/month, depending on experience   Housing provided in a bunkhouse environment.

Application Deadline: June 1, 2020.

Qualified individuals may apply by emailing cover letter of interest, resume, and three references as a single PDF document (including email and phone contact info) to hr.research@njaudubon.org

Please indicate Ãf¢ÒÂEURÃ’ÂoeBanderÃf¢ÒÂEURҝ in the subject line to insure your application is properly directed.

We are committed to building a diverse team and strongly encourage all qualified professionals to apply. The New Jersey Audubon Society is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, age, national origin, ethnic background, disability or any other characteristic protected by law

Seasonal Position – Songbird Technician NJ Audubon

Position: Songbird Technician

Department: Cape May Bird Observatory

Office Location:  Cape May Point, NJ

Site Location: Various, Cape May County, NJ

Supervisor: VP of Research, NJ Audubon

Job Classification: Seasonal Fulltime (40 hours)

Job Description: SONGBIRD TECHNICIAN for Cape May long-term bird-banding operation at New Jersey AudubonÃf¢ÒÂEURÃ’Â(tm)s Cape May Bird Observatory, Cape May, NJ.  Cape May is one of the premier fall migration hot spots in the country.  Specifically, we are hiring a songbird technician for the Cape May Bird Banding Project; 24 July through 10 November 2020. NJA fosters the application of sound scientific principles and practices to address conservation issues related to vertebrate and invertebrate fauna, and the natural habitats with which they are associated.

Major Responsibilities Duties:

Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢    Site Preparation (i.e. site setup, net lane clearing) and breakdown

Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢    Site Maintenance (maintaining net lanes, net repair, etc.)

Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢    Extracting birds from mist-nets

Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢    Record data on paper datasheets daily at banding station, transfer data to Microsoft Excel datasheets weekly, and into the BBLÃf¢ÒÂEURÃ’Â(tm)s program, BANDIT at the end of the season.

Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢    Writing summary reports for print and web

Qualifications, Knowledge and Skills:

Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢    Mist-netting and bird banding experience in a high-volume banding station necessary (>5,000 birds/season)

Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢    Bird extraction experience using the body-grasp method required

Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢    Familiarity with bird migration and strong background identifying passerines, near-passerines, raptors and marsh birds by sight.

Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢    Strong computer skills (Microsoft Office) to fulfill the job requirements;  Proficiency with MS Excel and BANDIT essential

Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢    Careful data collecting skills a must.

Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢    Willingness to work irregular hours under sometimes difficult field conditions.

Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢    Punctual with excellent organizational, time and project management skills with the ability to manage multiple projects, shifting priorities and meet deadlines.

Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢    Excellent interpersonal and leadership skills with the ability to relate to and motivate a diverse range of people, exercise cultural inclusion and accept direction and constructive feedback.

Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢    Motivated self-starter with capacity to work productively in a team setting with the ability to demonstrate initiative and a positive attitude.

Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢    Strong professionalism and work ethic with the ability to exercise discretion and maintain confidentiality.

Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢    Ability to lift and carry 25 lbs. and walk on uneven terrain.

Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢    All applicants must have access to a vehicle, and a valid, clean driverÃf¢ÒÂEURÃ’Â(tm)s license.

Start Date: 24 July 2020                End Date: 10 November 2020

Salary: $800 to $1,000/month, depending on experience   Housing provided in a bunkhouse environment.

Application Deadline: June 1, 2020.

Qualified individuals may apply by emailing cover letter of interest, resume, and three references as a single PDF document (including email and phone contact info) to hr.research@njaudubon.org

Please indicate Ãf¢ÒÂEURÃ’ÂoeSongbird TechÃf¢ÒÂEURҝ in the subject line to insure your application is properly directed.

We are committed to building a diverse team and strongly encourage all qualified professionals to apply. The New Jersey Audubon Society is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, age, national origin, ethnic background, disability or any other characteristic protected by law

Seeking current or recent student for summer field research

Student needed for rewarding fieldwork in remote mountain areas of the western USA

Despite a late start to the field season owing to the pandemic, I am seeking to hire another student to assist with fieldwork investigating numerous factors and hypotheses relating to the distribution and abundance of mountain-dwelling species in managed and conservation areas across the western USA, and understanding spatio-temporal patterns of adaptive capacity vs. vulnerability to contemporary global change. Focal areas this summer include Yellowstone National Park, Grand Teton NP, Custer and especially Gallatin National Forests, and perhaps the Columbia River Gorge in OR and WA. The work involves retrieving and downloading data from microclimate sensors in remote locations across these research theaters, and performing surveys of talus-associated birds and mammals (especially American pikas). These systems have not only been considered as models for much ecological theory (e.g., metapopulation dynamics, Island Biogeography Theory, stepping-stone and extinction dynamics), but have also inspired monitoring across >60 federal and state management units across western North America and were the focal point for considerations for species listing under the Endangered Species Act.  The work involves hiking 6-18 miles per day (often off-trail), walking systematically across rocky talus patches, orienteering to find patches and sensors, careful collection of species and covariate data at each focal patch, greatest movement near the beginning and end of daylight hours (with midday rests), and, on most days, vistas so scenic that even poor photographers produce postcard-like images. The ideal candidate will enjoy hiking up and down (or backpacking in) mountains each day, and be a strong hiker (with both physical endurance and resilience), motivated, intellectually inquisitive, attentive to detail, a savvy decision-maker in backcountry situations, and work well either alone or in team settings. The candidate will receive extensive resources for training (both hands-on field methods and analytical approaches, background and rationale for our questions, etc.), competitive salary, and a new ecological tapestry each day. I expect the work to go from early July through mid-September at the latest.

For interested U.S. citizens that are current students or have graduated within the last year, please send a CV or resume, names of 3-5 persons that can speak of your fit to the position, and a cover letter that also outlines your fit to the position, to EBeever@usgs.gov or call Erik at (530) 410-9631 for more details, after an initial email. I will be reviewing applications on a rolling basis, so if interested, please submit your well-crafted materials ASAP.

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Erik Beever, Research Ecologist & Research Affiliate Professor

USGS Northern Rocky Mtn. Science Center & Montana State University

Bozeman, MT 59715

cel: +1 (530) 410-9631

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Summer research assistant position: epiphyte ecology in Hoh Rainforest

Research assistant position:

Research assistant needed for summer ecology field work in Hoh Rainforest ($2000 stipend, plus room included)

Project description:

NSF-funded postdoctoral scholar in Biology at the University of Puget Sound is currently taking applications for a paid field assistant in old growth temperate rainforest stands near Olympic National Forest, Forks, Washington. These old-growth forests are in part iconic for their abundant epiphytes, or structurally dependent plants such as mosses and ferns growing on the trees. Epiphytes are a vital component of plant diversity, provide resources for animals, and contribute to nutrient cycling in these rainforests.  For example, epiphytes can have more leaf biomass the host trees in which they live! However, because many epiphytes live up in the canopy (and you have to climb the trees to access them), our understanding of their community assembly lags far behind that of terrestrial plants. The goal of the project is to set up a large long-term experiment testing epiphyte community development hypotheses, and compare the results to a parallel project in Santa Fe National Park, Panama.

Field assistant will aid postdoc in setting up the infrastructure of the project and performing initial plant surveys.  Duties will include building common garden tables, hauling equipment in and out of the field site, rigging and climbing trees, identifying, photographing, and approximating cover of vascular and nonvascular plants, and entering data.  Comparative work to Panama project, if assistant is interested, will involve Spanish language.  Field work will take place from June 1st-July 31st 2020. Field assistant will be trained in basic tree-climbing methods and safety techniques.  Strict protocols will be taken to maintain social distancing, limit exposure to other people, and help prevent the spread of COVID-19.  Housing and field site are very rural, with limited contact with other people.

Individuals who identify as belonging to groups historically underrepresented in STEM fields are particularly encouraged to apply. If you think you would be great for this position but do not have all of the requirements, apply anyway.

Skills gained/used in the internship:

Research assistant will gain a wide variety of valuable ecological field techniques as well as hands-on research experience:

-Single-rope climbing techniques used to access tree canopies (up to 35m or 115Ãf¢ÒÂEURÃ’Â(tm) high).

-Recognizing and identifying epiphytic plants (especially mosses and liverworts) -Measuring canopy openness with a spherical densiometer -Measuring heights in the canopy with a laser rangefinder -Approximating vegetation cover of nonvascular and vascular epiphytes -Taking high-quality photographs of plants -Collecting, pressing, and preparing plants for deposition in herbaria -Prepping plants in Silica for DNA extraction -Spanish language (if not previously fluent) -Collaborate on postdoc-level ecology research

Compensation:

Upon arrival to Forks, WA (transportation not provided), room is paid for, and research assistant will be compensated $2000 for approximately two months of field work. Opportunities for small concurrent projects in which assistant would be a co-author on a resulting publication are available if the assistant is interested in independent research. Glowing letters of recommendation for the future will be provided upon successful completion of the internship.

Requirements:

-Considering pursuing a career in ecology or conservation biology -Must be able to stay for the entire ~2-month duration -Must hold a driverÃf¢ÒÂEURÃ’Â(tm)s license -Owns a car OR be able to borrow one for the duration of the field work -Excellent academic and/or professional performance -Physically able to carry 20-50lb of equipment along 2 miles of muddy, hilly, terrain every day -Attention to detail and a high level of patience -Collaborative attitude and prior experience working on teams -Problem solving and practical hands-on skills -Enthusiasm for living in rugged conditions for a few months -Must not be afraid of heights, getting dirty or wet, or getting scratched by spiny plants -Must have a high tolerance for mosquitos and other biting insects -Fluency in English OR Spanish (preferably both)

Preferred additional traits:

-Prior experience doing field research

-Prior experience approximating cover estimates of vegetation -Prior rope-assisted climbing experience -Fluency in Spanish AND English -Extended time periods spent in rugged, rural areas -Bryophyte botany experience -Familiarity with temperate rainforest ecosystems -Resides locally in Washington State

How to apply:

If this position interest you, please send your CV or resume, a short cover letter explaining why you are interested in the position, and an unofficial transcript if available including your GPA to mspicer@pugetsound.edu.  Applications are accepted from now until May 20th. Skype or Zoom interviews (in English or Spanish) will be conducted immediately thereafter. Feel free to email me questions!

ESA Science Programs Specialist

Title: Program Specialist

Department: Office of Science Programs

Supervisor: Associate Director of Science Programs

Classification: Full time, Temporary, Non-exempt

About ESA

The Ecological Society of America, founded in 1915, is the worldÃf¢ÒÂEURÃ’Â(tm)s largest community of professional ecologists and a trusted source of ecological knowledge, committed to advancing the understanding of life on Earth. The Society publishes five journals and a membership bulletin and broadly shares ecological information through policy, media outreach, and education initiatives.

About ESAÃf¢ÒÂEURÃ’Â(tm)s Office of Science Programs

We connect the research and management communities, support the use of science to inform decision making and build capacity among scientists by:

Training: We offer workshops and courses to help scientists gain the skills they need to navigate changes in funding, policy, and technology.

Facilitating engagement: We connect ESA members with agencies that require ecological knowledge and expertise.

Synthesizing information: We help make ecology more accessible to managers and the public.

Facilitating peer review: We help agencies conduct peer reviews of scientific studies and programs that agencies use to support decision making.

Position Overview

ESA seeks an energetic candidate with strong organizational and communication skills to provide administrative and logistical support for a variety of programs in the Office of Science Programs (e.g. ESAÃf¢ÒÂEURÃ’Â(tm)s Sustaining Biological Infrastructure Training Initiative, and the Panel on Vegetation Classification). A basic background in and appreciation for ecology, biology, and/or environmental sciences is desired.

The Program Specialist will work with the Associate Director of Science Programs to organize and manage special ESA meetings, workshops, and training events that will bring scientists together on a wide range of topics. Additional duties may include taking notes, updating websites, taking photos and creating promotional materials, and tracking budget information. There may be opportunities to network with scientists in a variety of disciplines and contribute to workshop/grant reports and presentations.

Responsibilities

Organization and planning: assist with meeting and workshop planning to ensure events run smoothly; manage onsite logistical details for events, including a/v, room setup, printed materials, and timekeeping; schedule and manage conference calls for working groups.

Communications and writing: take effective and concise notes during conference calls and events; contribute to workshop and meeting reports and presentations; liaise with workshop and meeting participants as needed through email, phone, and in-person communication; help draft and proofread grant proposals and reports.

Outreach and marketing: create and refine outreach materials for Science Office programs; this may include email campaigns, flyers, website updates, liaising with ESAÃf¢ÒÂEURÃ’Â(tm)s Public Affairs office regarding social media updates, and creating/editing videos.

Data entry: act as the point of contact for travel reimbursements; monitor and report on travel budgets.

Other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications

BachelorÃf¢ÒÂEURÃ’Â(tm)s degree, with a strong interest or experience in environmental studies, ecology, or a related field

Well-organized, detail-oriented, and able to handle multiple tasks

Excellent written and oral communication skills

Excellent interpersonal skills

Ability to work independently and as part of a team

Basic computer skills, including working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite

Willing to perform data entry and other basic tasks

Preferred Qualifications

Project management experience

Meeting facilitation experience in face-to-face and/or online environments

Experience with Microsoft Publisher, Microsoft Teams, Zoom, Asana, and/or Google Classroom

Experience with WordPress and/or basic HTML skills

Experience managing social media accounts (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram)

Individuals are encouraged to apply even if they donÃf¢ÒÂEURÃ’Â(tm)t meet 100% of these preferred qualifications.

This is a temporary [August 1, 2020, to June 30, 2021] full-time position based in ESAÃf¢ÒÂEURÃ’Â(tm)s downtown Washington, DC office, with occasional travel involved and remote work permitted. The position pays $18-$22 per hour, based on experience/qualifications, and is contingent on grant funding.

Please email a cover letter and resume, combined in one pdf file, to sbi@esa.org with Ãf¢ÒÂEURÃ’ÂoeProgram SpecialistÃf¢ÒÂEURҝ in the subject line. Applications are due Friday, June 12th. Interviews for shortlisted candidates will be conducted in early July. The position is open until filled.

ESA is an Equal Opportunity employer. We sincerely encourage individuals of all identities, experiences, and backgrounds to apply.

Ecological Society of America

1990 M Street NW, Suite 700

Washington, DC 20036

Program Manager Position with the Institute for Integrative Conservation

The Institute for Integrative Conservation (IIC) at William & Mary is seeking applicants for a Program Manager. The incumbent in this position will be integral to the launch and growth of the IIC, which started operations in January 2020. The Program Manager will be an active team member supporting many external facing functions to promote and develop the work of the IIC. This is an excellent early career opportunity to help launch a new conservation program at William & Mary.

The position is responsible for (but not limited to):

. prepare research proposals and influence the design and implementation of research projects;

. develop in-person and online communications and promote the IIC on social media

. organizing and coordinating IIC programming, including establishing and organizing meetings, workshops, and events with

conservation partners;

. managing relationships with multiple stakeholders who are internal and external to W&M;

. coordinate and manage research projects, including student research, with external partners;

There will also be opportunities for the Program Manager to be involved in conservation-focused curricula and research projects, depending on their interests, as well as opportunities for domestic and international travel.

Required Qualifications:

. Bachelor’s degree in a discipline relevant to conservation (for example, geospatial science, biology, geography, geology,

environmental science, marine science) or related field. Comparable education or experience will be considered.

. Experience or educational concentration in conservation related field.

Volunteer experience will be considered.

. Knowledge of current conservation topics.

. Demonstrates strong presentation and communication ability

. Demonstrates excellence in management and organizational skills

. Strong quantitative and analysis skills

. A commitment to the principles of diversity and inclusion

Preferred Qualifications:

. Master’s degree in a conservation-related field

. Proficiency with geospatial and/or data analysis software tools

. Experience with developing and maintaining online communications, through web sites and social media tools

. Experience with travel abroad, to non-English speaking countries

. Previous knowledge of or desire to learn local languages

. Previous experience in conservation research and/or conservation practice

. Prior program management or supervisory experience.

For more information or to apply for this position please visit

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Research Internship in Range Management of Subtropical Grazinglands at Archbold Biological Station

Research Internship in Range Management on Subtropical Grazinglands at Archbold Biological Station (Florida)

The Agroecology Program at Archbold Biological Station (ABS) is seeking an intern (6 to 12 months) to assist with grassland ecology, wetland ecology and range management research on our 10,400-acre cattle ranch in south-central Florida (Buck Island Ranch). The intern will be supervised by Dr. Elizabeth Boughton in a dynamic lab with 2 post-doctoral research associates, 2 research assistants, 1 environmental technician, and 1 ecohydrologist.

Internship highlights

Buck Island Ranch is both an operational cattle ranch and an experimental field station, with a heavy focus on applied ecology. We are thinking both locally and globally. We are part of the Long-Term Agroecosystem Research Network (LTAR, US wide) and the nutrient network (NutNet, worldwide).

Interns will:

Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢    Experience life on a cattle ranch in a collaborative environment.

Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢    Assist with research on the effects of prescribed fire, cattle grazing, and pasture management on grasslands and wetlands ecosystems (see our two documentaries https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fwatch%3Fv%3Dy6_WhY3aZB0&data=02%7C01%7Cmadeline.hennessey%40uconn.edu%7C62fc724c628c43b6b4d508d7f3fa05bc%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C637246127515627653&sdata=WCvlVySWQa3D9CgwLqWT4TYCo%2Fkr60tvloOyOznKvBA%3D&reserved=0, https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DrGV_G6dnYHg&data=02%7C01%7Cmadeline.hennessey%40uconn.edu%7C62fc724c628c43b6b4d508d7f3fa05bc%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C637246127515627653&sdata=hvnWV1Dt94K2p6J6afAeJ8M0Puff36PxECX0f2lxuuo%3D&reserved=0).

Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢    Work 20 hours per week assisting with field and lab projects, typically but not always Monday Ãf¢ÒÂEURҔ Friday.

Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢    Dedicate remaining time to designing and implementing an independent research project that fits within our research program, with a report and a presentation at the end of internship.

Who should apply?

Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢    Ideal for recent graduates with a Bachelors degree in biology, environmental science or any related fields.

Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢    Students interested in applied science who contemplate non-academic positions such as Bureau of Land Management and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢    Students interested in pursuing a graduate degree in applied ecology, wetland ecology, rangeland ecology

Requirements and internship responsibilities

Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢    Highly motivated and enthusiastic about living and working in a rural field-station setting. A valid DriverÃf¢ÒÂEURÃ’Â(tm)s license and own transportation for personal activities is required.

Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢    Respectful of others, as successful interns will share lodging with other interns.

Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢    Detail-oriented with respect to following sampling protocols and managing data.

Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢    High tolerance for the extreme heat and humidity that prevail during late spring through summer in southern Florida.

Duties will include a combination of the following:

Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢    Plant community surveys (in wetlands and/or grasslands) and plant biomass collection.

Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢    Soil sampling, water sampling, and groundwater well monitoring.

Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢    Lab work including soil sieving, biomass grinding, and basic chemistry analysis.

Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢    Greenhouse gas fluxes measurements (N2O, CH4, and CO2), Eddy covariance tower maintenance, and weather station maintenance.

Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢    Data entry.

Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢    Helping with prescribed fires & site visits for water monitoring projects.

Benefit for the successful intern

Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢    Interns will be trained in every aspect of scientific research, from project choice, experimental design, and statistical analysis to oral and written presentations. This will prepare interns for graduate school and/or higher-level report writing required by government agencies. Some interns published their projects in peer-reviewed journals.

Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢    Opportunity to get more familiar with advanced technology (e.g., Eddy covariance, CO2 and methane sensors).

Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢    Experience in applied ecology.

Compensation

Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢    Interns receive lodging at Buck Island Ranch (11 miles away from ABS).

Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢    Weekly stipend of $245.

How to apply?

To apply please email the following to Dr. Elizabeth Boughton (eboughton@archbold-station.org) and Dr. GrÃfÂfÒ©gory Sonnier (gsonnier@archbold-station.org).

o       A recent CV.

o       A cover letter stating research interests and a description of previous research experience.

o       The contact information for three references.

We will start reviewing application on 05/18/2020. The starting date is flexible with a preference for interns able to start in June.

Questions about the program

Please refer to Archbold Biological Station website for more details on our program: https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.archbold-station.org%2F&data=02%7C01%7Cmadeline.hennessey%40uconn.edu%7C62fc724c628c43b6b4d508d7f3fa05bc%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C637246127515637647&sdata=bJ9rdtc8aEAKfvqPO%2FY6dkM7aKn6ztSc33kgm%2BSmX5w%3D&reserved=0.

If you have additional questions regarding the program, please contact Dr. GrÃfÂfÒ©gory Sonnier (gsonnier@archbold-station.org).

Job Opening: LRA III Technician

Earliest Start Date:  June 01, 2020 or when filled Hiring Department:  Department of Integrative Biology Weekly Scheduled Hours:  40 FLSA Status:  Non-Exempt Position Duration:  Expected to Continue Until June 01, 2021.  Renewable.

Location:  BRACKENRIDGE FIELD LAB, Austin, Texas.

Job Description:

Technician will follow the direction of the lead investigator to carry out studies examining the biology and ecology of tawny crazy ants, and natural enemies of this ant particularly microsporidian pathogens.

Job Details:

The Invasive Species Lab at the Brackenridge Field Laboratory, University of Texas at Austin is recruiting a research technician.  The successful applicant will support applied and basic, organismal-level ecological research into questions relevant to biological control, population, behavioral, community, and chemical ecology.

The job is a mixture of field and laboratory-based investigation.  Field work requires overnight travel to field sites in remote regions of Texas and work outside in all seasons, including Texas summer. Camping out is required at some field sites.  Experimental protocols will require a non-standard work schedule sometimes requiring long days, and occasionally working evenings, and/or weekends.

Position ends one year after initial start date.  However may be renewed based upon job performance.

Responsibilities:

Perform field assays of tawny crazy ant, and native ant abundances and experiments on species interactions and ecology.

    Conduct laboratory experiments investigating the biology of a microsporidian pathogen and a phorid fly parasitoid of this ant.

    Staining and counting microsporidian spore loads in infected ants using compound microscope.  Sort, identify and record ants and other arthropods from pitfall traps. Identify ants and phorid flies to species level and other arthropods to order level.

    Record all data in field data sheets and enter data into spreadsheets. Use GPS to set out transects and record features. Store and label specimens in alcohol vials or in pinned collections. Curate materials and maintain records. Clean and organize laboratory space.

    Conducting experiments into the behavioral and chemical ecology of ant species interactions.

    Care for tawny crazy ant nest fragments: feeding, cleaning of nest containers, preparing supplies.

    Driving a personal or UT vehicle is a requirement for the position. Maintain vehicles in clean, roadworthy condition. Maintain the workspace in a orderly state. Organize work-flow, and maintain activity schedule on multiple projects simultaneously. Other related functions as assigned.

Required Qualifications

A combination of two years of experience in a natural science field, or a technical laboratory. A strong work ethic and attention to detail. Ability to work outside throughout the summer and carry loads over rough ground. Tolerance of heat and insect stings / bites. Fine motor skills. Commitment to safety.  Relevant education and experience may be substituted as appropriate.

Preferred Qualifications:

Bachelors or Masters degree in biological science. Three-year driving record without accidents or tickets.  Strong background and interest in natural history, entomology, chemical ecology behavioral ecology, and biological control. Experience in field ecological studies and experiments. Experience with insect identification. Experience with micro-dissection and microscopy. Laboratory experience in chemistry. Experience with molecular lab procedures. Computer skills including familiarity with spreadsheet manipulation, analysis, and graphing in Microsoft Excel. Experience using GPS. Excellent organizational, interpersonal and communication skills. Ability to perform as a member of a research team.

Driving Required:

This job requires a class “C” operator’s driver’s license. The applicant selected must provide a current three year driving record from the current state of residence. If not currently a Texas resident, a Texas driver’s license must be obtained within 30 days of becoming a Texas resident. Employees who are required to have a CDL are subject to drug and alcohol testing (pre-employment, post-accident, reasonable suspicion, random, return-to-duty, and follow-up drug and alcohol testing).

Salary Range:

$28,000 + depending on qualifications

Working Conditions:

    May require overnight travel/camping out at field sites in remote regions of Texas

    May work in extreme temperatures and weather conditions

    May work outside during Texas summer

    May work around chemical fumes

    May work around standard office conditions

    May work around chemicals

    Repetitive use of a keyboard at a workstation

    Use of manual dexterity

    Climbing of stairs

    Climbing of ladders

    Lifting and moving

Work Shift:

    The job is a mix of field and laboratory-based work.  Field work requires overnight travel to field sites in remote regions of Texas and work outside in all seasons, including Texas summer. Camping out is necessary at some field sites. Experimental protocols will require a non-standard work schedule sometimes requiring long days, working evenings, and/or weekends.

Required Materials:

    Resume/CV

    3 work references with their contact information; at least one reference should be from a supervisor

    Letter of interest

Retirement Plan Eligibility:

The retirement plan for this position is Teacher Retirement System of Texas (TRS), subject to the position being at least 20 hours per week and at least 135 days in length.

Regular Benefits Eligible (Fixed Term)

Background Checks:

A criminal history background check will be required for finalist(s) under consideration for this position.

Job Opening: US Geological Survey, remote sensing, Denver, CO

Physical Scientist GS-11/12

Geosciences and Environmental Change Science Center.

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The National Land Cover Database (NLCD) is a nationally consistent multi-temporal land cover and land change database at 30-m resolution.  As a member of the NLCD team this person will perform the following duties:  (1) develop innovative land change monitoring methods that support studies of ecological and geographic processes, (2) apply new techniques and methodologies for processing and analyzing geospatial and remotely sensed data to document land cover change, and (3) effectively communicate results by publishing peer-reviewed scientific and technical papers and reports in the open literature, and participating in professional meetings, symposia and conferences.  This position requires: knowledge of image processing systems and procedures to analyze digital satellite data and generate and interpret spatial models; ability to locate and format digital data; proficiency in scripting models with ESRI and ERDAS IMAGINE software; knowledge of general scripting languages such as Python, Javascript, and R; and the ability to plan work procedures, develop schedules, and lead a team.

Apply here:

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Please contact Catherine Costello (ccostello@usgs.gov)

Fisheries Research Technician at East Carolina University

*Fisheries Research Technician Position in the Department of Biology at

East Carolina University *

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_Position Description_: The Asch Fisheries Oceanography Lab

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University (ECU) is seeking to hire a research technician for a

full-time, temporary position. The technician will be involved in two

research projects. Approximately, 75% of the technicianâÂEURÂ(tm)s time will be

spent on a project funded by the North Carolina Division of Marine

Fisheries focused on identifying the offshore migration corridor and

spawning grounds of southern flounder (/Paralichthys lethostigma/). A

team of researchers at ECU, along with collaborators at the University

of North Carolina-Wilmington and North Carolina State University, will

undertake a multi-pronged approach to answer this question. The

technician will play a lead role in aging larval southern flounder based

on daily otolith growth increments. The technician will work closely

with other Asch lab personnel to utilize data on larvae ages to run a

larval dispersal model to back calculate the potential spawning

locations from which these fishes originated. The technician will also

work with a team of ECU researchers from multiple labs to tag adult

southern flounder prior to the start of their offshore migration. The

technician will be involved in fieldwork deploying and maintaining

acoustic receivers to track tagged fishes and utilizing a wave glider

equipped with additional acoustic receivers to follow the location of

tagged fishes. If candidate spawning grounds are successful located, the

technician will assist this research team in conducting surveys to

confirm spawning activity. Using data from these surveys, the technician

will sort plankton samples and use DNA barcoding to confirm the

occurrence of southern flounder eggs and will use histology to assess

the reproductive state of fishes caught near the potential spawning

grounds.__

Approximately 25% of this technicianâÂEURÂ(tm)s time will be spent on a second

project where the Asch Lab is partnering with the Beaufort, North

Carolina branch of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

(NOAA) to expand the Beaufort Inlet Ichthyoplankton Sampling Program

(BIISP). BIISP has been collecting weekly ichthyoplankton samples at

Beaufort Inlet during fall through spring months since the year 1987,

making it the longest continuously operating ichthyoplankton time series

on the east coast of the U.S. This time series has the potential to

provide valuable information on how local fish communities are

responding to climate variability and climate change. We have expanded

the BIISP time series by lengthening the duration of the sampling season

so that it is year round, as well as by collecting weekly

mesozooplankton samples and conducting YSI profiles of temperature,

salinity, dissolved oxygen, pH, and fluorescence. Together with other

members of the Asch lab and NOAA, the technician will be responsible for

traveling to Beaufort once a week, collecting the enhanced BIISP

samples, and recording and transcribing YSI water quality measurements.

Since larval fish are capable of avoiding capture by plankton nets

during the day, all sampling will be conducted at night and will be

timed to coincide with tidal fluctuations. During time periods when

fieldwork is not underway for the southern flounder project, this

technician will help process ichthyoplankton and zooplankton samples

collected by BIISP. Mesozooplankton samples will be analyzed using a

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software, which is used to image a subsample of zooplankton and then

apply a machine learning algorithm to semi-automatically identify taxa.

The technician may also help sort and identify species from BIISP

samples of larval and juvenile fishes collected during summer months.

Lastly, it is expected that this technician will take on some duties

associated with lab management including training students in lab

protocols, helping to order lab supplies, assuring compliance with lab

safety regulations, and maintaining the lab in clean and functioning

order. The successful candidate for this position will also be

encouraged to take on additional roles associated with statistical

analysis of data, preparation of manuscripts for publication, and the

presentation of results at scientific conferences.

This will initially be a one-year position, with the potential for

renewal contingent upon available funding and satisfactory performance.

We aim to have the selected candidate start work in early June. However,

given the COVID-19 pandemic, the starting date for this position is

flexible and may depend on university priorities for critical and

non-critical research during the pandemic.

Located in Greenville, North Carolina, ECU seeks to create an

environment that fosters the recruitment and retention of a diverse

student body, faculty, staff and administration and works to increase

diversity and access to higher education for groups underrepresented in

the sciences by building an environment that welcomes, celebrates, and

promotes respect for diversity. East Carolina University is an equal

opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants

will receive consideration for employment without regard to their

race/ethnicity, color, genetic information, national origin, religion,

sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, political

affiliation, or veteran status.

_Minimum Education/Experience_*:*

Ò·B.S. degree in marine science, biology, ecology, oceanography, natural

resource management, or similar fields. Must have taken at least some

coursework in marine ecology.

Ò·Ability to drive state owned vehicles, conduct ecological fieldwork in

wet and occasionally uncomfortable conditions at night-time, and carry

field equipment weighing up to ~30 lbs.

Ò·Independent self-starter who is excited to learn new skills and has the

ability to problem shoot technical challenges.

_Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education:_

Ò·Masters of science degree in marine science, biology, ecology,

oceanography, natural resource management, or similar fields.

Ò·1-2 years of experience at the post-baccalaureate level working in a

lab focused on conducting marine ecological or fisheries research.

Ò·Previous experience examining fish otoliths, tagging fishes, collecting

and processing ichthyoplankton and zooplankton samples in marine and

estuarine environments, operating a ZooScan, and/or modeling larval

dispersal.

Ò·Experience operating small boats.

Ò·Experience analyzing data with MATLAB or R.

Ò·Has written and published scientific manuscripts and has presented

scientific results at conferences.

_Salary_: While this is an hourly position, we anticipate that the

salary for this hire will be approximately $31,200 per year. The exact

annual salary will vary depending on the level of experience and hours

worked.

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_Application Instructions_: The full job announcement and instructions

for applying to this position are available:

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letter, and list of references to Ms. Jennifer B. Jacobs at

jacobsje15@ecu.edu . This position will be

open for applications through April 30, 2020. Please contact Dr. Rebecca

Asch (aschr16@ecu.edu) regarding any questions

that you may have about this posting.

USDA Pollinator resources and pollinator diversity technician; Permanent Full-time

Biological Science Technician GS-7, Permanent Full-time; Pollinator resources and pollinator diversity

The USDA Agricultural Research Service is seeking a permanent, full-time Biological Science Technician to support research on pollinator resource management and pollinator diversity in the Northern Great Plains. The position is at the USDA ARS Pest Management Research Unit, Northern Plains Agricultural Research Laboratory, Sidney MT. We expect the selected candidate to have strong insect collection and identification experience, laboratory organization and fieldwork skills, a great work ethic and excellent workplace interaction expertise. Experience in plant and pollen identification, and statistical and data analysis software are favored but not required. There will be seasonal overnight travel to field sites and work in rough terrain and potentially harsh weather conditions. The mission of the laboratory is to develop and implement ecologically based strategies, technologies, and products for the sustainable management of insects, pests, and weeds in crops and rangeland. Our location houses a team of highly collaborative and enthusiastic scientists and technical staff working in the fields of ecology, botany, entomology, plant restoration, population genetics and agronomy. This permanent position is advertised at the GS-7 ($43K starting salary), includes full government benefits, has promotion potential to GS-9, and is open to all U.S. Citizens and Nationals. Please apply on USAJobs (https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.usajobs.gov%2F&data=02%7C01%7Cmadeline.hennessey%40uconn.edu%7C9b93923c141f4f7cfe1508d7e3790c0e%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C637227981357775992&sdata=5qKzUU0zJ8u3d%2F0eVx7ahUy8YCn%2Fm6mx200rUZWXC1A%3D&reserved=0; Job Announcement Number: ARS-S20Y-10791197-ILL). Ad opens April 17 and closes on May 1, 2020. Questions? Please contact Dr. Josh Campbell (joshua.campbell@usda.gov).

Open Position – Environmental Consultant 3

The Tennessee Division of Natural Areas’ Natural Heritage Program has an open position for a Natural Heritage Biodiversity Data Manager & Spatial Ecologist.

TDEC-Environmental Consultant 3 – 04152020-8111

Natural Heritage Biodiversity Data Manager & Spatial Ecologist

Division of Natural Areas

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Annual Salary Range: $59,676 Ãf¢ÒÂEURҔ $95,460

37.5 hours per Week

Position Located in Nashville, Tennessee

Summary, Distinguishing Features, Duties and Essential Functions

The TDEC-Environmental Consultant 3 will serve as a Natural Heritage Program Data

Manager and Spatial Ecologist. This position assists with the divisionÃf¢ÒÂEURÃ’Â(tm)s efforts to support

rare species and conservation data management and review projects for impacts to rare

species and exemplary natural communities. This position may also aid division biologists

with information requests, spatial analysis and field assessments for rare species and

natural communities. The successful candidate will be supervised by the program

manager. This position is a preferred services position and may require overnight travel.

Competencies

Ãf¯Ò’Ò· Familiarity with conservation issues and ecological concepts of the region

Ãf¯Ò’Ò· Ability to communicate and work with a variety of conservation partners

Ãf¯Ò’Ò· Ability to write technical reports and correspondence

Ãf¯Ò’Ò· Experience with rare species databases including ESRI ArcGIS Desktop or ArcGIS Pro or

ArcGIS Online

Ãf¯Ò’Ò· Experience producing maps and contributing to GIS projects including geospatial

analysis methods and applications

Ãf¯Ò’Ò· Experience creating, editing, managing, and publishing GIS feature data in a

geodatabase environment and on the cloud

Ãf¯Ò’Ò· Experience conducting environmental reviews

Ãf¯Ò’Ò· Experience with database design and management including Oracle and SQL

Ãf¯Ò’Ò· Excellent attention to detail and ability to organize complex projects, data, files and

records

Ãf¯Ò’Ò· Working knowledge of the Endangered Species Act and related environmental or

conservation laws

Ãf¯Ò’Ò· Ability to conduct field work and site assessments sometimes in difficult terrain

including the ability to meet moderate physical standards of wildland / prescribed fire

certification preferred

Ãf¯Ò’Ò· Experience with statistical methods and the display analytical results

Minimum Qualifications

Education and Experience: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a

bachelor’s degree in environmental science, physical sciences (e.g. physics, chemistry,

geology, meteorology), ecology, sustainability or applied science in sustainability, life

sciences (e.g. biology, microbiology, health physics or biophysics), environmental health,

pre-medicine, engineering or other acceptable science or natural resource related field and

five years of full-time professional environmental program, natural resource conservation

work or full-time professional work that involved ensuring compliance with radiation safety

standards and/or regulations.

Substitution of Education for Experience: Graduate coursework in environmental

science, biology, chemistry, geology, engineering, physics, ecology, sustainability, applied

science in sustainability, or other acceptable science or natural resource related field may

be substituted for the required experience, on a year-for-year basis, to a maximum of two

years (24 semester hours is equivalent to one year). – See more at:

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Application

The position opens on April 15, 2020 and closes on April 28, 2020. During this period,

candidates must complete an online state application for the TDEC-ENV CONSULTANT 3 –

04152020-8111 position via the Tennessee Department of Human Resources website at

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qualifications will then receive supplementary questions to answer within five business

days. Interested candidates should send a resume and writing example to

David.Lincicome@tn.gov.

Animal Technician National Wildlife Health Center

Full-time Animal Care Technician needed for spring/summer and beyond!

Background: The USGS National Wildlife Health Center focuses on research, epidemiology, and surveillance for high consequence wildlife diseases. As such, we aim to understand the ecology of diseases in their native hosts and to develop solutions to better manage wildlife diseases in the environment.  This position is part of our animal services team, which provides humane care and handling of laboratory and wild-caught animals used in wildlife disease research and maintains our animal experimentation facility.  Some example research projects planned for 2020-2021 include development of vaccines for rabies, sylvatic plague, and white-nose syndrome; ecology of highly pathogenic avian influenza in wild waterfowl; toxicity of common pesticides and toxins produced by harmful algal blooms; pathogen characterization of emerging diseases, and others.

Job duties: The Animal Services Team seeks a recent graduate or students in the last year of study who can work full-time or part-time to provide basic animal husbandry, sanitation and monitoring for a wide variety of domestic and wild-caught animals. As part of animal husbandry, the technician may encounter noxious odors, animal dander and waste, and infectious agents capable of producing disease in animals and humans. In addition to husbandry, the technician will also assist with the cleaning and disinfection of animal rooms, cages, food containers and other equipment, including the use of abrasive and potentially hazardous chemicals. Lastly, the technician is required to follow biosafety level 2 or 3 recommendations, including clothing changes and showers, personal protective equipment, and work flows designed to minimize cross contamination or accidental exposures of employees and research animals to pathogens. Technician is expected to work 8 hr shifts at least 2-3 days a week up to 5 days ($15.64 /hr based on experience). Regular weekend and Holiday shifts are expected.

Successful applicants must be a current student or have graduated within 12 months and can be appointed for up to two years.

Work requirements: The technician will need a background in sciences and previous work experience in animal care is preferred but not required.  Previous experience working with a rodent breeding colony, husbandry of wildlife, or in a biological containment facility is desirable. The technician will need to complete a medical evaluation and participate in the NWHC occupational health and safety program, including rabies vaccination. The technician must be able to lift at least 40 lb. Because the NWHC is not located on campus, the technician will need reliable transportation. The ideal applicant is comfortable working independently but works well as part of a team.

Interested in joining our team?  Please send your resume and cover letter to Dana Calhoun (dmcalhoun@usgs.gov). Applications will be reviewed on 4/25/2020.

Data Intern at Cary Institute, summer 2020

The Cary Institute has posted the following internship for summer 2020.

Data Intern

The student will work remotely with scientists on selected data and

statistical projects, and the Director of Information Services on research

data management projects. They/she/he will gain experience working with

scientific data, using data management tools and statistical software,

performing statistical analyses and working with structured metadata

Duration: Summer 2020 (schedule and hours TBD)

Location:  REMOTE. Some on site visits at Cary Institute of Ecosystem

Studies, Millbrook, NY, to be determined.

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Research Technician in Invasive Plant Ecology

The USDA, Agriculture Research Service, Northern Plains Agriculture Research Laboratory in Sidney, MT is seeking an enthusiastic and hard-working individual to assist in restoration ecology research. Our research primarily focuses on restoration of native rangelands with an emphasis on increasing rangeland resistance to woody plant and weedy invaders. The diverse work duties will include community plant composition assessment for restored riparian areas, native rangeland, and pipelines, plant clipping and sorting for biomass estimation, greenhouse experiments on invasion-resistant plant traits, and potentially insect sampling and identification in restored riparian ecosystems.  Overnight travel to other states may be required, with government vehicles provided. Candidates will gain hands on experience with diverse field sampling and experimental methods, as well as insect and plant identification techniques, while working in a team oriented research environment.

Salary: Full time, $12.21-$13.32 per hour (GS-2 Ãf¢ÒÂEURҔ GS-3) dependent on experience and education. The candidate will receive overtime pay when working more than 40 hours per week.

Dates: June through the end of August, depending on a candidateÃf¢ÒÂEURÃ’Â(tm)s availability.

Qualifications: The candidate should be able to walk rapidly over rangeland, be physically fit, lift up to 50lbs, and able to spend long hours in difficult field conditions (hot weather, biting insects). Preference will be given to candidates with strong plant identification skills. Willingness to work long days and weekends when necessary is a must. Valid driverÃf¢ÒÂEURÃ’Â(tm)s license required. Undergraduate course work in plant identification and plant monitoring methods, and previous field research experience in plant community sampling is preferred, but not required. Must be a US citizen.

Application process: Please send a cover letter describing relevant experience or coursework, resume (including major, relevant experience/coursework, technical skills, and prior employment), and names and contact information of two references (electronically) to John Gaskin (john.gaskin@usda.gov) or Nikki Dahl (nikki.dahl@usda.gov).  Be sure to include available start and end dates.

Evaluation of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. For more information on the research program visit:  https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.ars.usda.gov%2Fpa%2Fnparl&data=02%7C01%7Cmadeline.hennessey%40uconn.edu%7C666789c8b1e84494c12d08d7e0544ec2%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C637224525022415129&sdata=qUEcnNXkv%2B3UC5s230gthafo6KOL%2F633IXam3RtByXg%3D&reserved=0 or contact us directly.

Wildlife Hospital hiring remote grant writer

Think Wild, a wildlife hospital in Central Oregon, is looking for a grant

writer paid at an hourly rate over the next few months. This is a great

opportunity for someone with some grant writing or related experience

looking to grow their portfolio or resume. We’d be happy to serve as a

reference for a job well done.

If interested, please email your resume, two writing samples (great if one

or both are sample grants) and desired rate to info@thinkwildco.org.

*Sally Compton*

Executive Director

(541) 933-5437

Think Wild Central Oregon – *A Nonprofit Organization*

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Everglades Research Assistant Position

Wetland Ecosystems Research Lab, Southeast Environmental Research Center, Florida International University, Miami, Florida

We have an excellent opportunity for a young professional or recent graduate to conduct field research and laboratory activities in Everglades National Park and Water Conservation Areas of South Florida. The Wetland Ecosystems Research Lab is looking for an individual to help with all aspects of research in mangrove, freshwater marsh and tree island ecosystems.

Position available at the end of the Spring Semester 2020. Candidate must have a BS degree in Ecology, Biology, Environmental Sciences or Earth Sciences. Candidate must be able to work efficiently both independently and as part of a team under the difficult weather conditions often found in South Florida. Organizational and problem solving skills are essential. The position will involve field activities working with wetland vegetation, soils, and water quality instrumentation, including multiparameter sondes, and troubleshooting equipment at remote field sites. Laboratory activities include sample preparation and processing according to standard protocols. Candidate will help download, enter, and perform quality assurance on data, as well as contribute to report writing and graphical presentation of data. Demonstrated experience operating field vehicles (trucks with trailers, airboats, and marine boats) is preferred. The preferred candidate will also have open availability, a keen willingness to learn, and take initiative and pride in daily activities. Some of the tasks require carrying heavy equipment and maintaining lab and field equipment. Previous use of Excel and statistical or graphical analysis packages and GIS is also preferred.

Please send a letter of interest and resume to Emily Standen (estanden@fiu.edu) and submit official application at:

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Application deadline: 5/15/2020

For an overview of our research activities, visit our website at: wetland.fiu.edu

Final Job Announcement – Environmental Biologist at Kentucky Division of Wate

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The Kentucky Division of Water’s mission is to manage, protect, and enhance the quality and quantity of the Commonwealth’s water resources for present and future generations through voluntary, regulatory, and educational programs. Our organization presents an opportunity for you to make a difference in the waters of Kentucky through an exciting and collaborative environment.

This Environmental Biologist Specialist position is an excellent opportunity to gain water quality monitoring experience and in-depth knowledge of Kentucky streams through extensive travel and field work. Field work will include the collection of macroinvertebrate, diatom, fish, and water samples, primarily from March through September, with an emphasis on the collection of benthic macroinvertebrates. During the fall and winter, this position will be focused on picking and identifying aquatic macroinvertebrates in a laboratory setting. Additional responsibilities include entering and managing field and laboratory data. Monitoring goals associated with this position include assessing and reporting on the health of the waters of the Commonwealth, evaluating the effectiveness of water quality improvement projects, and responding to incidents such as harmful algal blooms in recreational waters of the state.

Previous experience in collecting and/or identifying benthic macroinvertebrates is preferred. Experience with aquatic ecology, fish or algae collection and identification, general taxonomy, water sampling, or field work is beneficial. Important skills include attention to detail and data management.

Responsibilities typically include, but are not limited to, the following:

-Collecting water and biological samples (macroinvertebrates, pathogens, diatoms, and/or fish) in

streams and rivers according to standard operating procedures.

-Sorting and identifying benthic macroinvertebrate samples and analyzing E. coli samples.

-Entering and managing field and laboratory data.

-Assisting with data analysis, reporting, and water quality assessments.

-Assisting with the review and development of monitoring project study plans.

-Participating in workgroups and meetings that may involve developing or updating water quality

monitoring policies and procedures.

The Division of Water offers flexibility in work schedules, time away from the desk, and a chance to network with a wide range of like-minded professionals.

If you are interested in a rewarding career with the Division of Water, we would love to review your application.

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JOB TITLE:Environmental Biologist Specialist

PAY GRADE:14

SALARY:$35,246.40

EMPLOYMENT TYPE:Full Time, Eligible for Overtime Pay|18A|37.5hr/wk

HIRING AGENCY:Energy & Environment Cabinet – Dept for Environmental Protection

LOCATION:300 Sower Blvd

Frankfort, Kentucky, 40601

United States

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REQUIREMENTS:

EDUCATION: Graduate of a college or university with a bachelor’s degree in a biological, environmental or natural science, which includes at least thirty credit hours in the biological sciences.

EXPERIENCE, TRAINING, OR SKILLS: One year of professional experience in research, environmental impact assessment, or related environmental program areas.

Substitute EDUCATION for EXPERIENCE: Graduate work in the biological, environmental, or natural sciences will substitute for the required experience on a year-for-year basis.

Substitute EXPERIENCE for EDUCATION: NONE

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS (AGE, LICENSURE, REGULATION, ETC.): NONE

For more information and to apply, please visit the following link:

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JOB ANNOUNCEMENT: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Marine Mammals Management – Polar Bear Program Lead and Walrus and Sea Otter Program Lead

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Marine Mammals Management Job Announcement

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife ServiceÃ’Â’s Marine Mammals Management office in Alaska is advertising to fill two senior level positions.  The Marine Mammals Management office has trust responsibility of polar bears, Pacific walruses, and northern sea otters in Alaska.  Our work primarily consists of implementing mandates under the Marine Mammal Protection Act and the Endangered Species Act, research and monitoring of these species to inform our management actions, implementing bilateral and international agreements, and working with Alaska Natives for co-management of subsistence use.  The two positions being advertised are the Polar Bear Program Lead and the Walrus and Sea Otter Program Lead.

We are looking for highly motivated and committed individuals to help guide applied research and implement policy to guide conservation of these key species at a critical time.  It is a fast paced work environment and we are seeking individuals with strong scientific and policy backgrounds, experience guiding and supervising teams, and strong and proven partnering skills.  Approaches to some of the key challenges we face require creativity and innovation building off a strong background of experience.

More information about our programs can be found on our website (https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.fws.gov%2Falaska%2Fpages%2Fmarine-mammals&data=02%7C01%7Cmadeline.hennessey%40uconn.edu%7Cdb5e3ee777264ff2416608d7dc666c2d%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C637220204792797928&sdata=NrgHDG6e2t%2FFjk%2Bo2h4fnCnJJi6ttIkR2dLSTBpRlUE%3D&reserved=0).  The job announcements can be found here (https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.usajobs.gov%2FGetJob%2FViewDetails%2F564776400&data=02%7C01%7Cmadeline.hennessey%40uconn.edu%7Cdb5e3ee777264ff2416608d7dc666c2d%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C637220204792797928&sdata=Boscrz59MRgv2PrIzgyRkJqFaOuvesO%2FdY3oiBoc5N8%3D&reserved=0 and https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.usajobs.gov%2FGetJob%2FViewDetails%2F564776500&data=02%7C01%7Cmadeline.hennessey%40uconn.edu%7Cdb5e3ee777264ff2416608d7dc666c2d%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C637220204792797928&sdata=Xf906hKkV2YWKR6aGlnO3cJGzYtVmi9qwDYQxV7oavA%3D&reserved=0) or by searching for the following job announcement numbers on the USAJobs website (10786166 and 10786165).  Questions about the positions can be sent to the Chief of our office, Dr. Patrick Lemons via phone (907-786-3668) or email (patrick_lemons@fws.gov).

Lab Assistant/Biological Science Technician in Hilo, Hawaii (Announcement closing soon!)

There is a great job opportunity open currently (and closing soon) with the Research Corporation of the University of Hawaii (RCUH) for a biological sciences laboratory assistant position studying fruit fly biology, genetics, physiology, and toxicology.

The position is posted through RCUH and the duty station will be in Hilo, Hawaii at the USDA Agricultural Research Service.

Minimum qualifications:

    *Bachelor’s degree in biological science or a related field

    *Experience with insect rearing

    *Practical knowledge of insect development and biology

    *Experience with biological research

Desired qualifications:

    *Strong written and verbal communication skills

    *Ability to independently prepare materials for insect studies

    *Ability to write scientific reports

Please distribute widely. For inquiries about the position, please contact Dr. Sheina Sim sheina[dot]sim[at]usda[dot]gov.

Details about the application process are included below.

Thank you!

ID# 220117 CTAHR Melon Fly Lab Assistant

Research Corporation of the University of HawaiÃf¢ÒÂEURÃ’Â~i

CTAHR/Almeida

We would like to invite you to visit our careers site to complete your application.

DIRECTIONS:

1. Click the link to access our careers site.

2. Review the job description and select the Apply button to begin your application.

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Research Biologist

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Ecological and Vegetation Monitoring Crew Members (8) – Las Cruces or Carlsbad, NM

Vegetation & Ecological Monitoring with

the Bureau of Land Management

and Southwest Conservation Corps

Position Title: Crew Member (Botany or Soils Emphasis)

Position Type: Full-time, temporary, 23 weeks

Location: Las Cruces, NM or Carlsbad, NM

Living Stipend: $520/week

Benefits: Paid training; camping food allowance; AmeriCorps Education Award of $2,907.50 upon satisfactory completion of term

Hiring Benefits: Public Land Corps hiring authority: eligible to use, for two years upon completion of term, a noncompetitive hiring status for consideration when applying to competitive service positions for a federal agency.

Program Dates: July 16 Ãf¢ÒÂEURҔ December 18, 2020

Southwest Conservation CorpsÃf¢ÒÂEURÃ’Â(tm)s Mission

It is the mission of the Southwest Conservation Corps (SCC) to empower individuals to positively impact their lives, their communities, and the environment. For more information, visit https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.sccorps.org%2F&data=02%7C01%7Cmadeline.hennessey%40uconn.edu%7C1c98b425f8714e78ad8c08d7d6e63cbd%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C637214156675282743&sdata=0kEx4dyhOm18GgWhL5LyqoUWZsuh9gNUocpueyC38f8%3D&reserved=0.

Program Overview:

Participants will manage all aspects of vegetation monitoring using the Bureau of Land ManagementÃf¢ÒÂEURÃ’Â(tm)s (BLM) Assessment, Inventory, & Monitoring (AIM) methodology. More information on the BLMÃf¢ÒÂEURÃ’Â(tm)s AIM strategy can be found on the AIM website: https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Faim.landscapetoolbox.org%2F&data=02%7C01%7Cmadeline.hennessey%40uconn.edu%7C1c98b425f8714e78ad8c08d7d6e63cbd%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C637214156675292738&sdata=uG6Yum5hoI8Gi%2Fy%2FbTKy3X18cEjIMjPfIM7t1%2FoG%2Bp8%3D&reserved=0. Crews will consist of three or four individuals: two or three crew members and one crew lead. Together, they will monitor land health on BLM lands.

Within all plots, vegetation will be identified to species, line-point intercept will be used to gather species cover and composition data, soil stability will be measured, and soil pit descriptions will be completed. All data will be georeferenced using a GPS unit and stored in an ArcGIS geodatabase. Data are entered into a database on site with ruggedized tablets for later use by land management specialists. The crew may also have the opportunity to assist with other public land management projects involving wildlife, range, and forestry, if time allows.

Work will be completed in remote areas on BLM lands. Crews will be required to drive to several different areas of the Field or District Office throughout a four- to eight-day work week (Ãf¢ÒÂEURÃ’ÂoehitchÃf¢ÒÂEURҝ), camp overnight, hike several miles a day, and return to the office for equipment and data management.

Botany Crew MemberÃf¢ÒÂEURÃ’Â(tm)s Responsibilities

Provides botanical expertise to the Crew Lead and Soils Crew Member while on plot, as well as to the project as a whole; completes the species inventory the majority of the time. Maintains and tracks botanical specimens of known and unknown species throughout the field season and keep records updated as needed. Continues to learn the local flora from the crew lead and local resources and builds botanical knowledge. Botany Crew Member should be passionate about the botanical world and have a willingness to share that knowledge with the Crew Lead and fellow Soils Crew Member. Botany Crew Member is expected to learn and assist with all of the Soils Crew MemberÃf¢ÒÂEURÃ’Â(tm)s responsibilities.

Soils Crew MemberÃf¢ÒÂEURÃ’Â(tm)s Responsibilities

Provides expertise on soils and soils-forming mechanisms that occur on and near plot to help characterize the site. Soils Crew Member will either perform or verify every soil pit characterization completed on plot, namely, soil horizons and textures. Works closely with Crew Lead to discuss and come to consensus on which ecological site or soil series the plot falls on. May maintain specimens and records of unique soils throughout the field office to develop and maintain a unique soil library for the field office. Provides guidance on soil texturing techniques to Crew Lead and fellow Botany Crew Member. Soils Crew Member is expected to learn and assist with all of the Botany Crew MemberÃf¢ÒÂEURÃ’Â(tm)s responsibilities.

Minimal Qualifications:

– College coursework (2 years, at minimum) in ecology, botany, plant ecology, plant biology, plant systematics, soils science, geology, horticulture, natural resource management, environmental science, or a related field;

o OR previous college- or professional-level experience in the above fields, plus familiarity with data collection and sound science principles

– Eligible to accept a 900-hour service term with Americorps

o Aged between 21 and 30 (civilian) or 35 (veteran) years upon hire

o With U.S. Citizenship or Lawful Permanent Residence and associated identification, including an image of a signed social security card AND another acceptable primary form of documentation – Ability to produce identification as stipulated by I-9 upon hire

– Valid US driver’s license and insurable driving record

– Ability to pass Conservation LegacyÃf¢ÒÂEURÃ’Â(tm)s and the Department of InteriorÃf¢ÒÂEURÃ’Â(tm)s background checks – Experience working as part of a small team and able to work well with others

o Excellent communication, organizational, and planning skills.

– Experience with and knowledge of Microsoft Suite Software (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) or other data-collection software

– Self-motivated and able to work independently with limited supervision after the initial training period. The applicant must be able to maneuver and operate in a mixture of office and field work.

– Physically capable of standing and walking (at a minimum 6 miles/day on rough, uneven terrain), bending, crouching and stooping for long periods of time, and lifting/carrying items that weigh up to 40 pounds, in upwards of 100 degree (F) heat while maintaining a professional demeanor.

– Experience and willingness to spending multiple days (1-6 days at a time) car-camping in remote areas; familiarity or willingness to learn and adhere to best practices for field safety and Leave No Trace principles.

– Willingness to spend several hours per day and/or per week riding in, navigating, and driving a company truck on- and off-highway.

– Ability to work in and respond to adverse weather conditions including extreme heat, monsoonal rains, and hazardous wildlife (i.e. rattlesnakes, scorpions, biting/stinging insects, horses)

– Current or ability to obtain CPR, Wilderness First Aid, and Defensive Driver Training certificates

Preferred Qualifications (Botany Emphasis):

– College graduate (BachelorÃf¢ÒÂEURÃ’Â(tm)s, MasterÃf¢ÒÂEURÃ’Â(tm)s) with degree in ecology, botany, plant ecology, plant biology, plant systematics, horticulture, natural resource management, environmental science, or a related field.

– At least 1 to 2 years of experience using taxonomic keys to identify plants to species in the field, from photos, and from pressed specimens.

Ãf’Ò· Familiarity with Colorado/New Mexico flora in general and AckerfieldÃf¢ÒÂEURÃ’Â(tm)s Flora of Colorado/Flora Neomexicana III is preferred.

Ãf’Ò· Experience with floras from adjacent states to Colorado or New Mexico

Ãf’Ò· Experience working in regions with high floristic diversity

– Experience or interest in large scale, spatially-balanced monitoring designs

– Experience with handheld GPS units and External GNSS GPS antennae and basic troubleshooting

– Experience with ArcGIS Online interface

Ãf’Ò· Knowledge of downloading, using, and syncing ArcGIS Online Maps

– Experience safely operating 4WD trucks on paved and unpaved roads, often in remote areas on unimproved roads and driving for extended periods (2-3 hours at a time).

– Experience working or recreating in rangeland

Preferred Qualifications (Soils Emphasis): – Experience or education using taxonomic soil keys or equivalent mechanism to identify ecological sites

Ãf’Ò· Familiarity with New Mexico soils

Ãf’Ò· Experience hand texturing various types of soils

Ãf’Ò· Experience digging quality soil pits to characterize and document all horizons

Ãf’Ò· Experience using soil series descriptions, web soil survey, or equivalent soil datasets

– Experience or interest in large scale, spatially-balanced monitoring designs, and how extensive sampling can augment the precision of soil maps

– Experience with handheld GPS units and External GNSS GPS antennae and basic troubleshooting

– Experience with ArcGIS Online interface

Ãf’Ò· Knowledge of downloading, using, and syncing ArcGIS Online Maps

– Experience safely operating 4WD trucks on paved and unpaved roads, often in remote areas on unimproved roads, and driving for extended periods (2-3 hours at a time).

– Experience working or recreating in rangeland

Public Land Corps:

The Public Land Corps program provides the opportunity for young people between the ages of 16 and 30 years to work on conservation projects on public lands. Participants must successfully complete 640 hours that include at least 120 hours on federal lands through the PLC. PLC members are not federal government employees, but those who successfully complete the PLC requirements are then eligible to use, for two years, a noncompetitive hiring status for consideration when applying to competitive service positions. https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.blm.gov%2Fcareers%2Fstudents-and-grads%2Fpublic-lands-corps&data=02%7C01%7Cmadeline.hennessey%40uconn.edu%7C1c98b425f8714e78ad8c08d7d6e63cbd%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C637214156675292738&sdata=MqoHJle8QyfQtEhwfRo%2FL%2BlIkPtma0qiKoE8DEN0y5I%3D&reserved=0

To apply, go to page: https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fsccorps.org%2Fsmall-teams&data=02%7C01%7Cmadeline.hennessey%40uconn.edu%7C1c98b425f8714e78ad8c08d7d6e63cbd%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C637214156675292738&sdata=ZaEb4uS%2FQlQOjweY7D0j%2FPES4d3Ale1eR1ZyVTWs4cM%3D&reserved=0

Scroll and follow the link for this position to the electronic application.

Application requires a cover letter, resume/CV, and screening questions.

SCC offers several Ecological Monitoring crew positions across Colorado and New Mexico. PLEASE SPECIFICALLY MENTION AND RANK LOCATIONS ON INTEREST. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis, so please apply promptly.

Feel free to reach out to Ecological Monitoring Coordinator Cassandra Owen at cowen@conservationlegacy.org with questions.

Direct link to application: https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fsccorps-openhire.silkroad.com%2Fepostings%2Findex.cfm%3Ffuseaction%3Dapp.jobinfo%26jobid%3D2080%26source%3DONLINE%26JobOwner%3D992385%26company_id%3D16984%26version%3D1%26byBusinessUnit%3D%26bycountry%3D%26bystate%3D%26byRegion%3D%26bylocation%3D%26keywords%3D%26byCat%3D%26proximityCountry%3D%26postalCode%3D%26radiusDistance%3D%26isKilometers%3D%26tosearch%3Dno%26city%3D&data=02%7C01%7Cmadeline.hennessey%40uconn.edu%7C1c98b425f8714e78ad8c08d7d6e63cbd%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C637214156675292738&sdata=zQNeyDa2UYUp7IV38UPz2PdlKUEHXNfZz5iaWTotKIs%3D&reserved=0

Ecological and Vegetation Monitoring Crew Leaders (4) – Las Cruces or Carlsbad, NM

 Ecological & Vegetation Monitoring with

the Bureau of Land Management

and Southwest Conservation Corps

Position Title: Crew Leader

Position Type: Full-time, temporary, 52 or 33 weeks

Number of Positions: 4

Location: Las Cruces, NM (52 or 33 weeks)

Carlsbad, NM (52 weeks)

Salary: $685/week

Benefits: Paid training; camping food allowance; health benefits package

Hiring Benefits: Public Land Corps hiring authority: eligible to use, for two years upon completion of term, a noncompetitive hiring status for consideration when applying to competitive service positions for a federal agency.

Program Dates: Las Cruces: July 6, 2020 Ãf¢ÒÂEURҔ July 2, 2021 (52 weeks)

or July 6, 2020 Ãf¢ÒÂEURҔ Feb 19, 2021 (33 weeks)

Carlsbad: Approx. June 22, 2020 Ãf¢ÒÂEURҔ approx. June 18, 2021 (52 weeks)

Southwest Conservation CorpsÃf¢ÒÂEURÃ’Â(tm)s Mission

It is the mission of the Southwest Conservation Corps (SCC) to empower individuals to positively impact their lives, their communities, and the environment. For more information, visit https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.sccorps.org%2F&data=02%7C01%7Cmadeline.hennessey%40uconn.edu%7C1c98b425f8714e78ad8c08d7d6e63cbd%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C637214156675292738&sdata=oC0%2BPlq6jU%2BgdIgIUG7YyT1eTLyx2KJMdMesKGkV%2F6E%3D&reserved=0.

Program Overview:

Crews will manage all aspects of vegetation monitoring using the Bureau of Land ManagementÃf¢ÒÂEURÃ’Â(tm)s (BLM) Assessment, Inventory, & Monitoring (AIM) methodology. More information on the BLMÃf¢ÒÂEURÃ’Â(tm)s AIM strategy can be found on the AIM website: https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Faim.landscapetoolbox.org%2F&data=02%7C01%7Cmadeline.hennessey%40uconn.edu%7C1c98b425f8714e78ad8c08d7d6e63cbd%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C637214156675292738&sdata=uG6Yum5hoI8Gi%2Fy%2FbTKy3X18cEjIMjPfIM7t1%2FoG%2Bp8%3D&reserved=0. Crews will consist of three individuals, two crew members and one crew lead. Together, they will monitor land health on BLM lands including National Monument lands, vegetation treatments, rangeland allotments, or reference areas using AIM methodology.

Within all plots, vegetation will be identified to species, line-point intercept will be used to gather species cover and composition data, soil stability will be measured, and soil pit descriptions will be completed. All data will be georeferenced using a GPS unit and stored in an ArcGIS geodatabase. Data are entered into a database on site with ruggedized tablets and are further analyzed and synthesized into various reports for future land management planning. The crew may also have the opportunity to assist with other public land management projects involving wildlife, range, and forestry.

Fieldwork is often in remote areas. Crews are often required to drive to several different areas of the Field or District Office throughout a four- to eight-day work week (Ãf¢ÒÂEURÃ’ÂoehitchÃf¢ÒÂEURҝ), camp overnight, share camp meals and chores, hike several miles per day, and return to the office for equipment and data management.

Crew LeadÃf¢ÒÂEURÃ’Â(tm)s Responsibilities

Supports and manages the field crewÃf¢ÒÂEURÃ’Â(tm)s safety, wellbeing, and development. Consistently exercises discretion and judgment. Coordinates field logistics, scheduling, crew tasks, and management of the crewÃf¢ÒÂEURÃ’Â(tm)s equipment. Provides/asks for feedback to/from crew members regarding performance.

Is the primary contact between the crew and the SCC supervisor/BLM staff. Completes necessary administrative paperwork. Before, during, and after field data collection, the lead is responsible for the organization and quality control of all AIM data collected in both DIMA and ArcGIS.

The crew lead will analyze, interpret, or make deductions for varying data, and will be required report data to various BLM offices and stakeholders. Written reports will be completed and involve the presentation of scientific data and pre/post treatment analysis.

The crew lead should be passionate about sound science principles, be an advocate for the AIM program in the field office, and have a willingness to learn about how AIM data could be used in range, forestry, fire and wildlife programs within the BLM. The crew lead should be passionate about facilitating the crew membersÃf¢ÒÂEURÃ’Â(tm) experience similarly.

Minimal Qualifications:

– College Graduate (BachelorÃf¢ÒÂEURÃ’Â(tm)s, at minimum) with degree in ecology, botany, range science, soil science, wildlife biology, natural resource management, conservation biology, or a related field.

Ãf’Ò· OR previous experience performing AIM methodology

– Aged at least 21 years upon hire – Ability to produce identification as stipulated by I-9 upon hire

– Valid US driver’s license and insurable driving record

– Ability to pass Conservation LegacyÃf¢ÒÂEURÃ’Â(tm)s and the Department of InteriorÃf¢ÒÂEURÃ’Â(tm)s background checks

– Experience with and knowledge of Microsoft Suite Software (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) or other data-collection software

– Self-motivated and able to work independently with limited supervision after the initial training period. The applicant must be able to maneuver and operate in a mixture of office and fieldwork.

– Willing to empower crew members to improve in performing their responsibilities.

– Physically capable of standing and walking (at a minimum 6 miles/day on rough, uneven terrain), bending, crouching and stooping for long periods of time, and lifting/carrying items that weigh up to 40 pounds, in upwards of 100 degree (F) heat while maintaining a cheery to neutral attitude.

– Experience and willingness to spending multiple days (1-6 days at a time) car-camping in remote areas; familiarity with and willingness to adhere to best practices for field safety and Leave No Trace principles

– Willingness to spend several hours per day and/or per week riding in, navigating, and driving a work vehicle on- and off-highway.

– Experience safely operating 4WD trucks on paved and unpaved roads, often in remote areas on unimproved roads. Willingness to constantly teach and demonstrate best driving practices.

– Ability to work in and respond to adverse weather conditions including extreme heat, monsoonal rains, and hazardous wildlife (i.e. rattlesnakes, scorpions)

– Current or ability to obtain CPR, First Aid and Defensive Driver Training Certificates

– At least 1 to 2 years of experience identifying and/or using taxonomic keys to identify plants to species in the field, from photos, and from pressed specimens.

Preferred Qualifications:

– At least 6 monthsÃf¢ÒÂEURÃ’Â(tm) experience in vegetation monitoring and leading a crew of 2 or more people

– Applicants with previous AIM or Interpreting Indicators of Rangeland Health experience are highly preferred.

– Experience working as part of a team and be able to work well with others

– Have excellent communication, organizational, and planning skills

– Familiarity with Colorado flora and its associated taxonomic keys is preferred.

– Experience with hand texturing, characterizing soil pits, and identifying soil series or ecological sites based on observational and quantitative data

– Experience with handheld GPS units and External GNSS GPS antennae and basic troubleshooting

– Experience with ArcMap, ArcCatalog and ArcGIS Online interface

– Knowledge of creating maps, performing basic analysis, and organizing data

– Knowledge of downloading, using, and syncing ArcGIS Online Maps

– Field Safety and Risk Management Training

Public Land Corps:

The Public Land Corps (PLC) program provides the opportunity for young people between the ages of 16 and 30 (civilian) or 35 (veteran) years to work on conservation projects on public lands. Participants must successfully complete 640 hours that include at least 120 hours on federal lands through the PLC. PLC members are not federal government employees, but those who successfully complete the PLC requirements are then eligible to use, for two years, a noncompetitive hiring status for consideration when applying to competitive service positions. https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.blm.gov%2Fcareers%2Fstudents-and-grads%2Fpublic-lands-corps&data=02%7C01%7Cmadeline.hennessey%40uconn.edu%7C1c98b425f8714e78ad8c08d7d6e63cbd%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C637214156675292738&sdata=MqoHJle8QyfQtEhwfRo%2FL%2BlIkPtma0qiKoE8DEN0y5I%3D&reserved=0

To apply, go to page: https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fsccorps.org%2Fsmall-teams&data=02%7C01%7Cmadeline.hennessey%40uconn.edu%7C1c98b425f8714e78ad8c08d7d6e63cbd%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C637214156675302734&sdata=I3u43J9JKep4kazjoMlhSQ1FWRuFjW8%2B980frpmqAlg%3D&reserved=0

And follow the link for this position to the electronic application.

OR, go directly to the application: https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fsccorps-openhire.silkroad.com%2Fepostings%2Findex.cfm%3Ffuseaction%3Dapp.jobinfo%26jobid%3D2076%26source%3DONLINE%26JobOwner%3D992385%26company_id%3D16984%26version%3D1%26byBusinessUnit%3D%26bycountry%3D%26bystate%3D%26byRegion%3D%26bylocation%3D%26keywords%3D%26byCat%3D%26proximityCountry%3D%26postalCode%3D%26radiusDistance%3D%26isKilometers%3D%26tosearch%3Dno%26city%3D&data=02%7C01%7Cmadeline.hennessey%40uconn.edu%7C1c98b425f8714e78ad8c08d7d6e63cbd%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C637214156675302734&sdata=2tt2ytcxaRqtf%2B9OSWSnjuRyjyux%2Fxt8hdGBebeYN%2Fs%3D&reserved=0

The application requires a cover letter, resume/CV, and screening questions.

SCC offers several Ecological Monitoring crew positions across Colorado and New Mexico. Please state or rank your interest in location. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

Feel free to reach out to Ecological Monitoring Coordinator Cassandra Owen at cowen@conservationlegacy.org with questions.

Job Announcement — Assistant Editor for Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment

The Ecological Society of America is seeking a full-time Assistant Editor to help produce Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment, a high-ranking monthly journal focusing on ecological and environmental science. Duties include copyediting and proofreading scientific manuscripts, managing the online peer-review system, writing copy and occasional short news stories, conducting cover photo searches, designing covers and in-house advertisements, and running the Frontiers Twitter account. A MasterÃf¢ÒÂEURÃ’Â(tm)s or BachelorÃf¢ÒÂEURÃ’Â(tm)s degree in a relevant life science (ecology, environmental science, or conservation biology preferred) is a must, as is 2Ãf¢ÒÂEURҔ3 yearsÃf¢ÒÂEURÃ’Â(tm) editorial experience. Design and image editing experience (using Photoshop and InDesign, or similar) a major advantage. Competitive salary (commensurate with experience) and benefits (including 100% employer-paid health insurance; paid vacation and sick leave; 10% employer contribution to retirement plan after first 6 months). Possibility of either working in-house at DC headquarters or remote teleworking, for the right candidate (US-based applicants only).

Title:          Assistant Editor Ãf¢ÒÂEURҔ Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment

Salary range:   $45,000Ãf¢ÒÂEURҔ$55,000

Classification: Exempt

Description of duties:

Assists the Editor in Chief and Executive Editor in preparing and publishing 10 issues/year of Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment.

Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢    Administration of peer-review system:

o       Administers the ScholarOne online manuscript submission system (including allocating submissions to Editorial Board members, requesting reviewers, chasing overdue reviews and recommendations)

o       Responds to author queries regarding the status of their manuscript, assists users with navigating the system, etc

Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢    Journal production:

o       Downloads accepted papers, ensuring that manuscripts are complete

o       Copyedits peer-reviewed and non-peer-reviewed manuscripts

o       Prepares photos and figures for transmittal to publisher

o       Proofreads PDF proofs of articles and adds author and editorial corrections

o       Conducts image searches and designs covers, in-house ads, as well as other materials

o       Coordinates with the rest of the Frontiers team regarding all sections of the journal

o       Writes news stories and other short texts as required

Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢    Other duties:

o       Runs the Frontiers Twitter account

o       Assists with preparations for and activities at the ESA Annual Meeting

o       Performs additional duties as required

Qualifications and experience:

Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢    A BachelorÃf¢ÒÂEURÃ’Â(tm)s or MasterÃf¢ÒÂEURÃ’Â(tm)s degree in a relevant life science subject (ecology, environmental science, or conservation preferred)

Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢    Excellent editing skills (at least 2Ãf¢ÒÂEURҔ3 yearsÃf¢ÒÂEURÃ’Â(tm) experience)

Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢    Outstanding oral and written communication skills

Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢    An ability to correct author graphics and improve photos (eg cropping, color balance, brightness), along with a flair for designing covers, in-house ads, etc

Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢    Able to handle and prioritize multiple tasks, often under deadline

Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢    Detail-oriented and focused

Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢    Computer proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint, OneDrive), Photoshop, InDesign, etc

Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢    Experience with Twitter and WordPress

Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢    Ability to work as part of a small, close-knit, remote team

HOW TO APPLY

Email cover letter, CV, and contact information for three references to Dr. Sue Silver, at suesilver@esa.org Ãf¢ÒÂEURҔ put Ãf¢ÒÂEURÃ’ÂoeAssistant Editor SearchÃf¢ÒÂEURҝ in the subject line.

Deadline for applications: Thursday, April 9, 2020

Fall Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Program at Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences (BIOS)

2020 Fall Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Program at Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences (BIOS)

FULLY FUNDED MARINE SCIENCE, OCEANOGRAPHIC AND ATMOSPHERIC UNDERGRADUATE INTERNSHIPS

The Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences (BIOS) has received funding from the National Science Foundation, (NSF Award number OCE-1757475), for the Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Program (https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.bios.edu%2Feducation%2Freu%2F&data=02%7C01%7Cmadeline.hennessey%40uconn.edu%7C7be3538d232444bece7708d7d553f834%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C637212428939470900&sdata=6k4plX3ZCcRKut7HxqIxhD7LW%2FqfImbVXtPmgWHOeg0%3D&reserved=0) to support eight internships for undergraduate student research at BIOS during fall 2020 (students will arrive August 30 and depart November 21).

A 12-week REU internship at BIOS is an ideal way to gain the practical experience necessary to embark on graduate studies or careers in oceanography and the marine and atmospheric sciences. REU interns will carry out an independent research project under the expert supervision of BIOS scientists and undertake training in scientific communication, research methods and ethics, and career development. You will give presentations about your research to your peers and colleagues at BIOS. Our program offers the opportunity to take part in various field excursions to learn about BermudaÃf¢ÒÂEURÃ’Â(tm)s natural history, flora and fauna plus all students will have the opportunity to participate in an oceanographic research cruise aboard our research vessel R/V Atlantic Explorer.

Funding includes return air travel from the US to Bermuda, accommodation and meals. Each successful REU applicant will also receive a competitive stipend.

This program provides recipients with the opportunity to design and conduct intensive, hands-on research projects – under faculty supervision and mentorship, within several research areas including:

Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢        Biology, chemistry, and physics of the open ocean

Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢        Biology, physiology, and biochemistry of reef building corals and reef ecosystems

Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢        Molecular biology of marine organisms

Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢        Environmental chemistry of Bermuda’s atmosphere and inshore waters

Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢        Effects and consequences of global environmental change

Further information on the REU program at BIOS can be found here https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.bios.edu%2Feducation%2Freu%2F&data=02%7C01%7Cmadeline.hennessey%40uconn.edu%7C7be3538d232444bece7708d7d553f834%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C637212428939470900&sdata=6k4plX3ZCcRKut7HxqIxhD7LW%2FqfImbVXtPmgWHOeg0%3D&reserved=0 including eligibility, application instructions, online application form, past student testimonials and details of the potential projects that students may apply to work on in 2020.

Applicants must meet the following criteria:

Completed at least one year of undergraduate study

Will still be enrolled as an undergraduate in the fall of 2020

U.S. citizen or permanent resident

The application deadline is May 31, 2020

We urge all successful applicants to arrange for independent study credit through their home institutions.

Underrepresented groups, and students attending colleges or universities where research opportunities in STEM are limited, are especially encouraged to apply.

Applicants are ineligible if they have participated in a prior NSF-funded REU in Ocean Sciences

Questions? Please contact us at education@bios.edu

Field Assistants Samsonvale Bird Project, Queensland, Australia

Project Title: Brood ParasiteâÂEUR”Host Interactions between Australian Cuckoos

and their Hosts

Location: near Brisbane, QLD, Australia

Duration: Approx. 5 months (late July 2020 âÂEUR” mid December 2020); subject to

change depending on COVID-19 restrictions, see below.

Job Type: Volunteer

Number of Openings: 5-6

Description:

*COVID-19 could have implications for the running of our field season. We

are planning to proceed as usual but will adapt to changes where needed. If

you are interested in the position but have any queries or concerns

regarding how COVID-19 could affect the field season, please drop us an

email.*

Field assistants required from late July to mid December 2020 for

behavioural / evolutionary ecology research in Queensland, Australia.

We are seeking volunteers to join us for our sixth season on a long-term

project investigating brood parasiteâÂEUR”host interactions between cuckoos and

their passerine hosts at a field site on the shores of Lake Samsonvale just

outside Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. This year we will continue to

collect long-term monitoring data on several species of host (Red-backed,

Variegated and Superb Fairywrens) and cuckoos (principally HorsfieldâÂEURÂ(tm)s

Bronze and Brush Cuckoos), run behavioural experiments, colour-band

individuals and collect genetic samples.

This collaborative study is led by James Kennerley

, a PhD student at the

University of Cambridge, Dr William Feeney  at

Griffith University and Prof Mike Webster

at Cornell

University/Cornell Lab of Ornithology).

The primary responsibility of these positions are to search for and monitor

nests of Red-backed, Variegated and Superb Fairywrens. Additional

responsibilities include conducting behavioural observations, territory

mapping, habitat surveys as well as data entry. There will also be ample

opportunity to participate in mist-netting and the colour-banding of birds,

as well as collection of blood samples. Furthermore, we encourage

volunteers to become involved in the research wherever possible; see Feeney

et al. (2018)

, Kennerley et al (2019)

, Poje et al. (2019)

, Richardson et al. (2019)

,

for examples of studies which were led by and/or heavily involved previous

volunteers on the project.

A typical day in the field will begin at dawn and continue into the early

afternoon. This is followed by data entry in the afternoon and an

opportunity to relax (or explore!).

By the middle of the season, temperatures average in the mid-30âÂEURÂ(tm)s Celsius

(mid-90âÂEURÂ(tm)s Fahrenheit) and can exceed 40Ò°C (104Ò°F) under an intense sun.

Venomous snakes and ticks are also in abundance. Thus, suitable applicants

will enjoy long, often hot and challenging days hiking across rugged

terrain and crawling through dense vegetation closely following and

observing birds, whilst keeping neat and organised field notes.

The site boasts a fantastic range of birds (eBird lists the field site in

the top ten for bird diversity in Australia,

https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Febird.org%2Faustralia%2Fhotspot%2FL692632&data=02%7C01%7Cmadeline.hennessey%40uconn.edu%7C7be3538d232444bece7708d7d553f834%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C637212428939440918&sdata=tIqrzTmhIIHM77ATKSy5Y%2B2zRaQDgAdRP9BU8MnFtE8%3D&reserved=0) amazing herpetofauna, and

iconic species such as Koala and Short-beaked Echidna. Furthermore, the

site is in close proximity to rainforests, beaches and the city of

Brisbane, all of which can be explored on rest days âÂEUR” typically one day per

week, but sometimes we venture farther afield and camp for a couple of

nights (see the Instagram for photos of what we get up

to, @samsonvalebirdproject). We also work closely with the local banding

group so there are opportunities to join in with their activities as well.

Accommodation is provided in a large house and the cost of food and

transportation are paid for by the project, but we are not able to cover

flights to and from Brisbane. These positions are an excellent opportunity

for students or recent graduates to gain valuable experience in the field

and be a part of some cool cutting-edge research. ItâÂEURÂ(tm)s also a great chance

to mix with like-minded scientists and ornithologists from several

nationalities, and to develop the skills needed to take your career to the

next level. Past seasons have been great fun, and we hope this one will be

the same!

Applicants will be interviewed and places offered as applications are

received. Unsuccessful applicants will be notified after positions are

filled.

Qualifications:  It is essential that applicants have a strong interest in

birds and/or biology, are self-motivated, are meticulous at keeping

detailed and legible notes and are comfortable living closely and

cooperatively with others, with a positive attitude, flexibility and a good

sense of humour.

Applicants with previous experience nest searching are highly desired, and

experience birding, conducting bird surveys or banding are a plus.

To apply, please send a covering letter detailing your interests and any

previous experience as well as dates of availability, CV, and contact

details for two referees to James Kennerley and William Feeney (email:

samsonvalebirdproject@gmail.com). Applicants are also encouraged to include

a link to their eBird profile and/or examples of field notes in their

application.

Please feel free to enquire with any questions pertinent to the application

process or regarding the project in general.

Employment Opportunity: Conservation and Restoration Crew Leader Positions in Northern Nevada

POSITION TITLE: Conservation and Restoration Crew Leader

STATUS: Full Time, Non-Exempt

REPORTS TO: Conservation and Restoration Field Manager

POSITIONS REPORTING TO THIS POSITION: 5-6 AmeriCorps Members

LOCATION: Yerington, NV (exact reporting location TBD based on area of focus)

BACKGROUND: Established in 2014, the Walker Basin Conservancy (WBC) is leading the effort to restore and maintain Walker Lake while protecting agricultural, environmental and recreational interests in the Walker Basin (https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=www.walkerbasin.org&data=02%7C01%7Cmadeline.hennessey%40uconn.edu%7C543181527b8348a0ea6108d7cfd4003a%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C637206381815245176&sdata=l%2BPwFHAkTlpvI2j7RROAQ6uQ48nVIQGPhW4q676SEZ0%3D&reserved=0). The nascent and dynamic nature of the WBC and its diverse management obligations provide unique opportunities to develop operations from the ground level up, working closely with staff who are passionate about their mission.

The WBC currently manages thousands of acres of land and assets on multiple properties in the Walker Basin.  Land planning activities are underway and focus on assessing public use opportunities, conservation values, long term land ownership and stewardship, active and passive revegetation and restoration activities.

JOB PURPOSE: The primary purpose of a Conservation and Restoration Crew Leader is to support field operations of the Walker Basin Conservancy’s (WBC) to ensure the successful transition of retired farmlands to self-sustaining vegetation communities that are able to thrive in the absence of supplemental irrigation. The Crew Leader will work with the Field Manager, Land Manger and other staff to implement and monitor stewardship projects and is expected to spend a significant amount of time in the field. The Crew Leader will oversee the operation of five or more AmeriCorps members on their team, including being responsible for safety, project performance, and some weekly administration paperwork.

A knowledge of desert plant ecology and ecological restoration, nursery or horticultural practices, or agricultural systems, irrigation equipment, and large equipment operation is essential. The Conservation Crew Leader should also have a sincere interest in sharing their knowledge of Great Basin desert ecology, restoration practices, the flora and fauna of Nevada, and agricultural applications as they relate to conservation success. The Crew Leader position requires mentorship, patience, technical aptitude, focus on efficiency, and a high level of comfort in the outdoors. Crew Leaders are ultimately responsible for successes and short-comings of the crew.

Essential Functions

*             In cooperation with the Field Manager and Land Manger, implement the day to day operations of conservation lands managed by WBC and track progress of assigned field projects.

*             Assist with all aspects of successful stewardship implementation. Duties may include ground preparation, seeding, planting, irrigation, weed control, or other tasks as necessary.

*             Manage, supervise, and lead the day-to-day details of project work with the assigned crew.

*             Implement skills training on work-site and facilitate intentional discussions via informal lessons to contribute to the crew’s personal growth and group dynamics.

*             Install and manage drip, handline, trench, and wheel line irrigation systems.

*             Oversee and manage AmeriCorps members who are planting shrubs, grasses and forbs from containerized stock and seed as part of the WBC’s re-vegetation program on retired farmlands.

*             Ability to identify the native and non-native flora of Nevada.

*             Collect and compile field data with program data forms, GPS, cameras and other equipment. Ensure that accurate records of planting and seeding activity, herbicide applications, and irrigation activity are kept and delivered to the appropriate parties.

*             Ensure that crew members complete administrative tasks such as timesheets efficiently and accurately.

*             Develop a deep working knowledge off all equipment, irrigation infrastructure, project partners, and vegetation management techniques used by the Program.

*             Responsible for crew operational safety, maintaining and transporting a variety of small to heavy equipment (hand tools, power tools, tractors, mowers, trimmers, chainsaws, backhoe, water truck, and road grader).

*             Some administrative responsibilities including weekly reports, member timesheet submission, and AmeriCorps performance measure reporting.

*             Other duties as assigned mutually agreeable between Walker Basin Conservancy and the employee.

Qualifications

*             3+ years of experience in a natural resources, agricultural, or landscaping setting with demonstrated leadership experience;

*             General experience with and knowledge of irrigation equipment and operations;

*             Ability to safely operate large machinery and vehicles including tractors, ATVs, trucks, and trailers;

*             Ability to safely operate chainsaws, brush cutters, backpack sprayers, and other equipment;

*             Ability to keep detailed records, communicate with other staff and supervisors, and to work unsupervised to accomplish program tasks;

*             Clean driving record and a NV State driver’s license, or ability to obtain within 1 month of hire;

*             Ability to lift 50+ pounds and to work long hours in an outdoor setting;

*             Strong oral and written communication, conflict resolution, and project management skills; and

*             Ability to complete Leadership Training within 3 months of hire.

Physical and Mental Requirements

Strength, dexterity, coordination, and vision to use tools and equipment for prolonged periods.  Strength and stamina to bend, stoop, sit, and stand for long periods of time.  Strength and dexterity to operate small, medium, and heavy equipment.  Strength and stamina to endure standing and working for long periods of time and in extreme weather conditions.  Dexterity and vision to observe oncoming traffic hazards and react quickly to emergency situations.  Some heavy lifting (over 75 pounds) is occasionally required.

In compliance with applicable disability laws, reasonable accommodations may be provided to qualified individuals with a disability who require and request such accommodations.  Applicants and incumbents are encouraged to discuss potential accommodations with the employer.

Working Conditions

Technicians work in an outdoor setting with varying weather conditions, including, but not limited to: extreme heat, dry conditions, rain, snow or hail, and extreme cold.  Work sites will generally be in areas with at least primitive road access for crew vehicles. Work sites will generally not have access to potable water, restroom facilities, or cellphone signals, and Technicians will be expected to follow Leave No Trace principals on work sites without facilities. Work will frequently require hiking over rough terrain while carrying tools and equipment.

Position may occasionally be required to operate heavy machinery in hazardous environments. Environment is generally dirty, with prolonged exposure to conditions such as dust, fumes, noise, or odors. Frequent interruptions to planned work activities occur.

Salary & Benefits:

Pay range of $16-$22 per hour depending on experience. Benefits include a paid health, dental and vision care plan and generous paid leave and retirement plans.

Excellent employee benefits package which includes:

*             Employer paid health, dental, vision and life insurance plans for employee Retirement 403(b) plan includes a 6% automatic company contribution;

*             120 hours of annual paid vacation, increasing to 160 hours after first year of employment;

*             16 hours of annual personal leave;

*             Company paid holiday week between Christmas and New Year’s;

*             60 hours of annual sick leave;

*             11 paid holidays;

*             Health and wellness subsidy; and

*             Employer paid professional development.

Position will remain open until filled. Only top candidates will be contacted.

Please send cover letter and resume to:

Amy Gladding

amy.gladding@walkerbasin.org

Subject Line: Conservation Crew Leader

Please call (775) 463-9887 ext. 116 with questions.

Walker Basin Conservancy is an equal opportunity employer.

Equal Opportunity Statement – Walker Basin Conservancy is an equal opportunity employer. WBC does not discriminate against any employee, applicant, director, officer, contractor, or any other person with whom it deals because of race, creed, color, disability, age, sex, veteran status, religion or political affiliation. WBC complies with all federal and local statutes prohibiting discrimination in employment.

Reasonable accommodations may be provided for qualified individuals with a disability.

Disclaimer – The statements contained herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work to be performed by the employees in these positions. The statements are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of a person in each position. Other responsibilities, duties, and skills may be assigned and management retains the right to add or change the responsibilities, duties, and skills at any time.

Seasonal Job Posting – Avian Field Technician for Summer/Fall 2020

*Job Title:* Avian Field Technician

*Agency: *West Virginia University

*Location: *Allegheny National Forest, Irvine, Pennsylvania

*Job Category:* Temporary/Seasonal position

*Dates:* Flexible, but expected to start July 15th and end by October 31st.

*Salary:* $1600/month; field housing and work vehicle provided.

*Project Description*: Seeking a highly motivated field technician to

assist with mist netting, insect trapping, fruit surveys, and vegetation

surveys approximately July 15th to October 31st. The technician will

participate in a project assessing the impacts of spotted wing

drosophila (*Drosophila

suzukii* Matsumura, SWD), a nonnative invasive insect pest of fruiting

plants, on forest bird communities. SWD causes extensive damage to vital

fruit resources, which could have dramatic consequences for fruit-consuming

wildlife, especially frugivorous birds.

Field work will be conducted at Allegheny National Forest (ANF) in

northwestern Pennsylvania. Daily work will consist of early mornings and

require extensive walking on hot summer days with little cover through

dense, difficult-to-traverse vegetation. The ideal applicant will need to

be physically fit, able to work long days, flexible with day-to-day tasks,

and comfortable working both with others and independently. While the

applicant will work closely with the grad student leading the project, they

will need to run nets, extract birds, and band birds *without supervision*.

The ideal applicant will also bring a positive attitude, a hard work ethic,

and enthusiasm for avian ecology research. In addition to early and long

days, the applicant can expect to work an irregular work week, 5 days per

week (including at least some weekends), with days off for inclement

weather. Housing and field vehicle will be on-site and provided through the

project, though cell service and internet might be limited.

*Primary Duties:*

Ò·      Set up mist-nets, conduct net runs, and extract birds safely and

quickly

Ò·      Band, age, and sex birds, and collect multiple morphological

measurements

Ò·      Conduct fruiting plant surveys following mist-netting

Ò·      Prepare, erect, and collect fruit fly traps

Ò·      Conduct vegetation surveys simultaneous with fruit surveys

*Additional Duties: *

Ò·      Data entry and data proofing

Ò·      Process fruit samples for parasitism by SWD

Ò·      Sort adult fly samples from fly traps

*Qualifications:*

Ò·      Previous experience mist netting, banding, and ageing/sexing birds

Ò·      Ability to identify eastern U.S. bird species (especially during

migration)

Ò·      Possess a Bachelor of Science degree in wildlife science, ecology,

natural resources, or a similar field

Ò·      Comfortable working in a remote outdoor setting

Ò·      Valid driverâÂEURÂ(tm)s license with a clean driving record

Ò·      Northeastern fruiting plant species ID skills and experience with

taking bird measurements are also highly desirable.

To apply, please email 1) a cover letter outlining relevant work

experiences with mist netting passerines in forest ecosystems, 2)

resume/CV, and 3) contact information for 3 references to Dan Roche at

dpr0008@mix.wvu.edu. Applications will be reviewed as received. Deadline

for application is April 30, 2020.

*Contact Person:* Dan Roche

*Contact Email:* dpr0008@mix.wvu.edu

Job Posting – Research Fellowship in Ecology, South Carolina

Ecology Research Fellowship Ãf¢ÒÂEURҔ South Carolina

Agency: Palmetto Bluff Conservancy

Location: Bluffton, SC

Salary: $16.83/hour plus benefits

Last Date to Apply: 4/7/2020

Job Summary:  The Palmetto Bluff Conservancy, in collaboration with Friends of the Palmetto Bluff Conservancy, is seeking a highly qualified applicant for a 12-month Research Fellowship to assist in various research initiatives.  The responsibilities of the fellow include:

Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢    Assisting with a study that evaluates the influence of residential land use on arthropod biodiversity.  The fellow will collect insects in traps, sort and identify insects to taxonomic family, conduct vegetation transects, and assist with data entry.

Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢    Documenting composition of small mammal communities in several coastal habitats, including saltmarsh, upland pine forest, and maritime forest.  The fellow will set and bait traps, check traps, and collect data on captured individuals.

Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢    Assisting with the ConservancyÃf¢ÒÂEURÃ’Â(tm)s long-term monitoring of coastal bat species.  The fellow will track species of interest and collect data on roost sites.

Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢    Entering and organizing datasheets.

The successful candidate will be encouraged to develop and publish a research study outside of (but aligned with) the currently funded projects.  Travel to regional conferences will be provided for the fellow to present their work.

Duration: The fellowship will last 12 months with a tentative start date of June 1, 2020.  Due to recent concerns related to coronavirus, the start date will be largely dependent on recommendations regarding return to normal working conditions.  This is a full-time position that works up to 40 hours per week with occasional work on weekends and holidays.

Compensation:  The qualified applicant will receive $16.83 per hour plus benefits.

Qualifications:

Minimum qualifications:

Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢    BachelorÃf¢ÒÂEURÃ’Â(tm)s degree in biology, ecology, wildlife sciences, or related field.

Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢    Experience using a dichotomous key.

Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢    Strong written and verbal communication skills.

Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢    Ability to work both independently and in a group setting.

Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢    Strong quantitative analysis skills with some prior use of the statistical program R.

Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢    Applicant must have a valid US driverÃf¢ÒÂEURÃ’Â(tm)s license.

Preference will be given to applicants with prior knowledge of insect taxonomy and identification.  Pre-rabies vaccination and prior experience handling and/or tracking bats is a plus but is not required.

Field work often requires long hours in trying conditions.  Applicant must be willing to work in a hot, humid, and buggy environment.

To apply:

Email a CV, 1-2 paragraph description of research interests, list of 3 references, and cover letter describing experience, skills, and ability to meet the qualifications described above.

Please submit the above materials in a single document (PDF or Word).  Name your document: last name_first name_research fellow.

Contact Person: Lydia Moore

Contact Email: lmoore@pbconservancy.org

Seed Collection Crew Leader- Santa Fe, NM

The Institute for Applied Ecology- Southwest Office is hiring a Seed Collection Crew Leader out of Santa Fe, New Mexico. Anticipated start date is June 1st and work will run through August 14th with possibility of extension. Full-time, temporary position $18/hour.The position will be mainly field based, leading a crew of 2 to collect native seed on national forests, in addition to managing data and coordinating with other crews.

For more information and to apply, please visit: https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fappliedeco.org%2Fget-involved%2Fjobs%2F&data=02%7C01%7Cmadeline.hennessey%40uconn.edu%7C543181527b8348a0ea6108d7cfd4003a%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C637206381815275160&sdata=kSzGb2Kmma5n8Y2ZkmgUbmgHYmP7e8YHvzbpu83tQNQ%3D&reserved=0

Applications are due April 1st!