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Seasonal Field Assistant Position (Lichen Surveys) — Washington

The Evans lab in the School of Biological Sciences at Washington State University (WSU) is hiring (1) seasonal field assistant for field work associated with assessing nitrogen (N) deposition utilizing lichens. Field work will be conducted at North Cascades National Park Service Complex (NOCA) in northwestern Washington. The field assistant will work closely with a PhD student and another field assistant to conduct lichen community surveys and collect lichen samples for elemental analysis (N content and stable isotope composition). The majority of time in this position will be spent doing field surveys. Training will be provided at the beginning of the season to learn field and collection protocols. Overnight backpacking trips are expected to access to remote sampling locations; however, we will occasionally stay at developed campgrounds and NPS lodging. This position is expected to start May 13, 2019 and continue through August 16, 2019 [different start/end dates for non-WSU students will be considered].


• Working towards/completed degree in biology, ecology, and/or a related field • Lichen identification skills • Field research experience • Backpacking/backcountry experience • Strong attention to organization and detail • Ability to work cooperatively in small groups, and to take instruction • Clear, direct communication skills

COMPENSATION: Stipend (paid bi-weekly) will be provided. Expenses associated with overnight field work (i.e. food and lodging) will be covered. This is a temporary position with no benefits.

TO APPLY: Applications should be compiled into a single PDF document and emailed to meaghan.petix@wsu.edu  no later than Friday, April 26th, 2019.


• letter of interest that includes your availability (i.e. when can you start) • resume • transcripts (unofficial is fine) and/or list of relevant coursework • the names and contact information for two references

Applications will be considered upon receipt. Please direct all inquiries to meaghan.petix@wsu.edu.

Meaghan Petix

School of Biological Sciences

Washington State University

Technician Position in Aridland Restoration Ecology

. Newingham’s Aridland Ecology Lab is seeking research technicians to assist with the collection and management of field data related to fire and restoration/rehabilitation studies primarily in the Great Basin and Mojave deserts. This is a great opportunity to learn about natural resource issues and land management in collaboration with universities, state, and federal agencies.

Studies include:

•    Effects of post-fire rehabilitation treatments on plants, biological soil crust, and soil properties.

•    Effects of precipitation regimes on plant invasions and reestablishing native plants after fire.

•    Evaluating how grazing after fire affects plant recovery and rehabilitation treatments.

•    Determining effects of post-fire rehabilitation treatments and annual grass invasion on post-fire wind erosion.

•    Effectiveness of restoration treatments on rare plant and wildlife habitat.

Job duties include:

•    Collecting plant and soil data in the field, sample organization, and sample processing in the lab.

•    Data entry and management in Excel.

•    Use of a GPS and ArcGIS.

•    Willingness to travel to remote field sites and camp in primitive settings.

•    Ability to work in varied field conditions that may involve: 1) off-road hiking up and down hills, 2) carrying loads up to 30 lbs, and 3) withstanding periods of inclement weather during all seasons.

•    Working with graduate students and other technicians in the lab.

•    Interacting with scientists and land managers from state and federal agencies, as well as universities.

Minimum qualifications:

•    Education:  Pursuing or attained a BS degree in biology, ecology, natural resources, geology, hydrology, or closely related field.

•    Ability to perform repetitive tasks while maintaining accuracy and good organizational skills.

•    Demonstrated ability to work independently and with a group.

•    Strong oral and written communication skills.

Preferred qualifications:

•    Plant identification, soil sampling and processing, proficiency in Excel, use of GPS units and GIS.

Please send a resume, unofficial transcript, a letter detailing your skills, experience, and/or interest, as well as contact information for three references to Beth Newingham at beth.newingham@ars.usda.gov. Full-time employment May – August ($12-18/hr DOE) with possible full or part-time work beyond pending funding. The position is based in Reno, NV. Review of applications will begin April 24th and continue until positions are filled.

IMMEDIATE HIRE- Project Leader- SCA California Trail Conservation Corps

*SCA 2019 California (Lassen National Forest) Corps Project Leader Positions Announced*

Interested in using your outdoor trail skills to take care of the land while educating young adult conservation leaders? Join the Student Conservation Association (SCA) as a California Conservation Corps Project Leader in 2019! The SCA already anticipates 200+ leader positions for the summer and school year of 2019 – both in California and throughout the rest of the country.

Benefits: $600 weekly salary; Meals provided; Paid trainings and career-development opportunities; Travel to training and site locations provided.

Program Dates: May 2019 to September 2019 (exact dates TBA)

Training Dates: 4/22/2019 – 5/3/2019 (some flexibility)

View Position & Apply Online: https://nam01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.thesca.org%2Flassen-trail-corps-project-leader&data=02%7C01%7Ceric.schultz%40uconn.edu%7C72aa81165c4c4b34e4ac08d6c4a8821b%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C636912625371007971&sdata=fL5a3m1l%2Fna3n%2Fqgg8XRM3f3C7Yqq1w58ekQoB2AksE%3D&reserved=0

Primary Responsibilities:

As a Project Leader, you will oversee the management of a five-month trail project in partnership with the Lassen National Forest of northern California. This project will aim to address a backcountry trail system that has suffered severe damage from multiple wildfires.

The Lassen Trail Corps will undertake two trail maintenance projects on the Lassen National Forest. Both trails have suffered major damage from multiple fires dating back to 2000. As a result, the original trails have become overgrown, and in some places, have become unrecognizable and inaccessible to the public.

The SCA crew will work in partnership with the US Forest Service to reestablish the two trails and make them safe for users. Work projects may include (but not limited to), scouting and establishing the correct trail alignment, building new trail, logging out downed trees, building erosion control structures, establishing switch backs, and other trail maintenance activities.

The Team will also live together, possibly camping for the duration of the season. Field-life is rugged, members should expect to live without electricity, running water, and cell phone reception for much of the project. Many of the crew’s work sites are only accessible by UTV, so crew members should also expect to pack light, but prepared to live and work in the elements. Members should be willing to be a part of a community and to help out with chores and participate in activities outside of the work projects.

Specifically, the Crew Leader will:

•    Act as a Crew Supervisor, by facilitating teamwork, managing field-based tasks, managing crew housing, and guiding crew dynamics

•    Serve as an Advisor, by training members in technical conservation work skills, mentoring personal and professional development, and teaching environmental stewardship

•    Act as a Project Manager, by communicating with agency park partners, ensuring successful and timely completion of work projects, and upholding a positive representation of SCA

•    Perform tasks as a Program Administrator, by organizing logistics, completing documentation, managing a budget, and communicating with SCA staff


•    Experience working with youth or young adults (18 or older), teaching or environmental education a plus

•    Experience with conservation work skills or related skills preferred – i.e. trail maintenance, trail construction, habitat restoration, chainsaw, carpentry, landscaping, and gardening

•    Backcountry Trail work experience is preferred

•    ATV or UTV driving experience or certification is a plus

•    Chainsaw certification is a plus

•    Ability to perform manual, physical labor for up to 8 hours per day, exposed to the elements and most occasionally lift and/or move 40 pounds or more

•    Current Wilderness First Responder and CPR certification required by the start of training

•    Must be able to attend Crew Leader training: April 8, 2019 to April 19, 2019

•    Must be a minimum of 21 years of age

•    Must have ability to legally work in the US

•    Must have a valid driver’s license for 3+ years and MVR that meets SCA standards

•    Must be able to meet SCA’s criminal background check standards

To Apply: Email a resume and cover letter to Leaders Recruiting Coordinator Hannah Jo King at Leaders@thesca.org  . Qualified applicants will then be asked to fill out an online application.

SCA is an EOE dedicated to workforce diversity.

For more information about SCA, visit us at https://nam01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=www.theSCA.org&data=02%7C01%7Ceric.schultz%40uconn.edu%7C72aa81165c4c4b34e4ac08d6c4a8821b%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C636912625371007971&sdata=ISgksULELKyDSsi1R3HuOI%2FWXGnjwB9UPSPtxdePuXQ%3D&reserved=0

Backcountry Support and GIS Intern at Shenandoah National Park


Service. Community. Wild Places.

Appalachian Conservation Corps is now accepting applications for a Backcountry Support and GIS Individual Placement at Shenandoah National Park (SHEN), near Luray, VA. The Individual Placement will work with and report directly to National Park Service Staff to support the mission of the Wilderness, Backcountry, and Trails Program at SHEN. This is an AmeriCorps position.

This position will focus on projects and assignments in the following areas: visitor education, public outreach, and backcountry permitting; backcountry patrols, field work, and emergency response; and program support through planning, research, documentation, and reporting. A large portion of this position will be dedicated to training, skills development, and professional development opportunities. The AmeriCorps Intern will receive a $425 per week living stipend. Housing is not provided. This position will also be eligible for an education award.

This position will require a self-motivated person with the skill sets to travel alone in a backcountry setting, interact in a professional manner with members of the public, and complete both field-based and office-based assignments.

40 – 52 weeks, Full-time, Temporary

$425/week + AmeriCorps Education Award

Learn more about the position and apply online by visiting: https://nam01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fsccorps-openhire.silkroad.com%2Fepostings%2Findex.cfm%3Ffuseaction%3Dapp.jobInfo%26version%3D1%26jobid%3D1535&data=02%7C01%7Ceric.schultz%40uconn.edu%7C72aa81165c4c4b34e4ac08d6c4a8821b%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C636912625371007971&sdata=vTBBT2Ng4Q640EZIUSISYhZ%2FDyvjCVOSs1E%2BNrrYqPU%3D&reserved=0

Feel free to contact me with any questions!

Michelle Marsich


Associate Program Director

Appalachian Conservation Corps/ Conservation Corps North Carolina





A program of Conservation Legacy

Service. Community. Wild Places.

M.S. in Environmental Science with an urban focus – DePaul University

DePaul University has a MS in Environmental Science (MSES) degree focused on urban ecological restoration and conservation land management!

This graduate degree will prepare students for careers in ecological restoration, species and landscape conservation, biodiversity management, green infrastructure management and ecological consultancy. Our department’s expertise is in applied environmental science and this will bring exciting and useful training in the field of conservation land management.

Environmental Science & Studies Department faculty have disciplinary expertise in paleontology, plant-atmosphere interactions, restoration ecology, urban forestry, urban agriculture, ecological economics, soil ecology and science, urban ecology, and related fields. Students complete 13 course equivalents, with an expectation that full-time students can complete the program in two academic years. The program is housed in the McGowan South Building (LEED certified) in the Lincoln Park neighborhood of Chicago, which provides a modern research infrastructure that includes laboratories, analytical facilities, environmental growth chambers, a rooftop garden, and a greenhouse.

The program is accepting applications on a rolling basis for ENROLLMENT THIS FALL QUARTER so interested prospective students should apply now!

Please contact the program director, Mark Potosnak at mark.potosnak@depaul.edu  or 773-325-7867 if you have any questions.

Additional information is available at: https://nam01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fgo.depaul.edu%2Fenvsciinfo&data=02%7C01%7Ceric.schultz%40uconn.edu%7C72aa81165c4c4b34e4ac08d6c4a8821b%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C636912625370997966&sdata=AXRATc1TOmDJL%2FL5Bk%2FUeK%2B1GT1y31oe9MFOv%2FUqV7Y%3D&reserved=0 .

Mark Potosnak

Associate Professor and Chair

Environmental Science and Studies

DePaul University

(773) 325-7867

Pollinator Research Technician

PhD student with the Ecology Department at Montana State University is in search of a research technician to aid in field data collection for a project evaluating the effects of conifer encroachment on plant-pollinator interactions in the Big Hole Valley of southwest Montana. Results from this project will inform Forest Service management efforts for the treatment and removal of conifers in sagebrush ecosystems.


The applicant will be based in Bozeman, MT but conduct weekly field trips in the Big Hole Valley near Wisdom, MT. The field schedule is 5 days on, 2 days off with primitive camping onsite in the field (typically leaving Bozeman early Monday morning and returning Friday evening). Fieldwork is weather-dependent and requires flexible hours, including early mornings and weekends. Fieldwork involves collecting insects visiting flowers at 12 sites distributed along the National Forest boundary near Wisdom, MT. General field duties include identifying plant species, collecting flower-visiting insects using a net, recording data, and navigating to field sites with a GPS. Field vehicle will be supplied, but the applicant will be required to provide most equipment required for camping.

Additional duties include:

•    Entering data

•    Coordinating basic field logistics required for camping and sampling

•    Working independently and as part of a team

•    Regular communication with PhD student/team leader

Compensation: $1,500/month stipend.

Location: Bozeman, MT. Would be based in the field M-F.

Timeline: Preferred June 3rd to August 30th (dates flexible)


•    experience in botany or related field

•    able to adhere to field protocols and verbal instructions

•    experience collecting data in an organized manner

•    able to carry equipment while walking over uneven terrain

•    able to operate a GPS unit and navigate to predetermined locations

•    willing to work and camp overnight in a rural and remote field setting

•    able to work independently and as a part of a team

•    able to adhere to field safety measures

•    valid driver’s license and clean driving record

•    experience safely operating vehicles on unpaved roads

•    good time management skills

Apply by sending a resume and brief email to Will Glenny (willglenny@gmail.com), a PhD student in the Ecology Department at Montana State University. We will review applications as they arrive, and the job posting will remain open until the position is filled. If interested, please feel free to get in touch with questions.


EXPERIENCED SONGBIRD BANDERS (2) needed for ongoing research on migration ecology of landbirds through Cape May, New Jersey. Dates: (1) needed 15 July through 15 November; (1) needed 1 August through 15 November.  Cape May is recognized as an internationally important bottleneck and stopover area for landbirds during fall migration.  Duties include site maintenance (maintaining net lanes, net repair, etc.), extracting birds from mist-nets, banding, weighing and measuring birds, recording data, and data entry.  Mist-netting and bird banding experience in a high-volume banding station necessary (>5,000 birds/season).  Experience aging species based on molt and using the Pyle guide required. Ability to identify landbirds of the eastern U. S., and proficiency with MS Excel and BANDIT essential.  Applicants must be able to work independently and as part of a team in occasionally hot and buggy conditions.  Salary $1800-2000/month depending on experience.  Must have own vehicle.  Housing is provided in a bunk-house environment.  Send cover letter of interest, resume, and three references by 1 June tohr.research@njaudubon.org. NJ Audubon is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

SONGBIRD TECHNICIAN needed 1 August through 15 November for ongoing research on migration ecology of landbirds through Cape May, New Jersey.  Cape May is recognized as an internationally important bottleneck and stopover area for landbirds during fall migration.  Duties include site preparation and maintenance (net lane clearing, site set up and break down, net repair), extracting birds from mist-nets, data recording and entry, and writing summary reports for print and web.  Bird extraction experience using the body-grasp method required. Ability to identify landbirds of the eastern U. S., and proficiency with MS Excel and BANDIT essential.  Applicants must be able to work independently or as part of a team in occasionally hot and buggy conditions.  Salary $1800-2000/month depending on experience.  Must have own vehicle.  Housing is provided in a bunk-house environment.  Send cover letter of interest, resume, and three references by 1 June to hr.research@njaudubon.org. NJ Audubon is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

David S. Mizrahi, PhD

Vice-president, Research and Monitoring

NJ Audubon

Center for Research and Education

600 Route 47 North

Cape May Court House, NJ 08210

609.861.1608  x917

ESA Program Assistant/Specialist (full time, temporary)

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. ESA’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 Assistant/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.

Specific Activities for the Program Assistant:

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; 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 ESA’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.


•Bachelor’s degree required, with a strong interest or experience in environmental studies, ecology, or related field; Masters’ degree a plus

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

•Excellent written and oral communication skills

•Ability to work independently and as part of a team

•Project management experience a plus

•Basic computer skills, including working knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel

•Experience with WordPress, Microsoft Publisher, and basic HTML skills a plus

•Willing to perform data-entry and other basic tasks

This is a temporary, full-time position based in ESA’s downtown Washington, DC office, with occasional travel involved. The position is funded from June 17, 2019 to December 31, 2019, with the possibility of extension, and pays $18-$22 per hour, based on experience/qualifications. Please email a cover letter and resume, combined in one pdf file, to jill@esa.org with “Program Assistant” in the subject line. Applications are due Wednesday, May 8th. Interviews for shortlisted candidates will be scheduled the week of May 27th. The position is open until filled.

Full details available: https://nam01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.esacareercenter.org%2Fjob%2F972867%2Fprogram-assistant-program-specialist%2F&data=02%7C01%7Ceric.schultz%40uconn.edu%7Ca9024ea929c748e64a8608d6c31654fc%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C636910898046680131&sdata=dbju6fjD4Oz7HCHDzxaG9EcIwzkwmdeNwoRvIJK2pyY%3D&reserved=0

ESA is an Equal Opportunity employer.

MS Assistantship in Northeastern Forest Ecosystems at SUNY-ESF

MS Assistantship in Northeastern Forest Ecosystems at SUNY-ESF

Position Description:  The new Burton lab in the Department of Forest and Natural Resources Management is recruiting a graduate student (MS). This position is available beginning in Fall 2019 (or Spring 2020) and includes two years of support through a teaching assistantship (stipend, tuition waiver and health insurance). Potential research topics may include analyses of plant traits, scaling changes in forest community structure to ecosystem functions and services, role of canopy structure in mediating vegetation-climate relationships, effects of silvicultural alternatives on a range of ecosystem services, managing adaptive capacity, and overstory-understory linkage.

Qualifications:  Bachelor’s degree in forestry, biology, natural resources, ecology, environmental science or a closely related field is required. Preferred qualifications include: the ability to work independently and collaboratively, a strong work ethic, demonstrated written and oral communication skills, experience with common forest measurements and statistical analyses, and good plant identification skills.

Application:  Apply to the graduate program in Forest and Natural Resources Management (FNRM) online. Indicate your interest in working in the Burton lab in your statement of educational and professional goals. In addition, please email your application materials directly to me (contact information below).

Contact:  Dr. Julia Burton (burton.julia.i@gmail.com, 435-797-5375)

M.S. Graduate Research Assistantship – Snail Kites – University of Florida

*M.S. Graduate Student opportunity in the spatial ecology, population

biology and conservation of wildlife at the University of Florida *

We are seeking a highly motivated M.S. student for the Department of

Wildlife Ecology and Conservation (WEC) and the School of Natural Resources

and the Environment (SNRE) at the University of Florida, starting fall 2019*.

*This student will work as part of a large, long-term research project on

spatial ecology, population biology and conservation of an endangered

raptor, the Everglade Snail Kite. This project is unparalleled in spatial

population biology and conservation by providing rigorous demographic and

movement information across the entire breeding range of this critically

imperiled species for the past 23 years, which is used for management,

restoration, and conservation. Preferred applicants will be highly

motivated, have field experience, strong quantitative skills, interest in

both field work and quantitative analyses, and competitive GPA. Potential

topics could be related to movement ecology, ecosystem services of

predation, nesting ecology, population estimation, decision analyses, or

interactions with exotic prey, depending on the student’s interests.

Students with strong initiative and desire to carve out their own research

questions within this project are highly encouraged to apply. If you are

interested in pursuing a M.S. degree on this project, please send Dr. Ellen

Robertson a CV, GRE scores and GPA, contact information for three

references, and a brief statement of your research interests, career goals,

and why you would like to pursue a graduate degree prior to May 5 (email

to: ellen.robertson@ufl.edu). Please see the WEC Graduate Program website (

https://nam01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.wec.ufl.edu%2Fgrad%2Fadmissions.php&data=02%7C01%7Ceric.schultz%40uconn.edu%7C01bdd04d3baf424b5c6508d6bff1b81c%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C636907442252252045&sdata=10sYYya8SuoKZc1WieTMhj2%2BxgBIWbxJwkUTlRdLvEA%3D&reserved=0) for more details on application

procedures. Also consult the School of Natural Resources and the

Environment at UF for other opportunities regarding graduate admission. The

student will be advised by Dr. Robert Fletcher and will work closely with

Dr. Ellen Robertson.  For more information on the Fletcher lab, see:

https://nam01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.fletcherlab.com%2F&data=02%7C01%7Ceric.schultz%40uconn.edu%7C01bdd04d3baf424b5c6508d6bff1b81c%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C636907442252252045&sdata=AlnufRSLVCERG55u19%2FyaHbePHiydArSr26NZVWaciY%3D&reserved=0. Competitive stipend ($17,000-20,000/year) and

health benefits included. Funding is expected to be available for up to 2-3


Information about Gainesville, Florida:

Situated in the rolling countryside of north-central Florida, Gainesville

is much more than a stereotypical college town. Home of the University of

Florida, seat of Alachua County’s government and the region’s commercial

hub, it is progressive, environmentally conscious and culturally diverse.

The presence of many students and faculty from abroad among its 99,000-plus

population adds a strong cross-cultural flavor to its historic small-town

Southern roots. Its natural environment, temperate climate and civic

amenities make Gainesville a beautiful, pleasant and interesting place in

which to learn and to live. Gainesville has been ranked as one of the best

cities to live in the United States.

Undergrad/postgrad field biology research at the Rocky Mountain Biological Laboratory

Open positions in the RMBL summer Education Program for students interested in research experience in climate change biology, aquatic ecology, plant ecology, and plant-insect interactions (pollination, herbivory).

College credit and partial scholarships are available!  Contact Rosemary Smith at rsmith@rmbl.org  for more information and how to apply.

Our program is described here:

The Rocky Mountain Biological Laboratory has a summer education program for undergraduates and recent graduates. Go tohttps://nam01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=www.rmbl.org&data=02%7C01%7Ceric.schultz%40uconn.edu%7C01bdd04d3baf424b5c6508d6bff1b81c%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C636907442252272034&sdata=8kaDid8pEnAQlUOXYk%2BUWH1%2FaaQ5wkaojyjDK0jEDHQ%3D&reserved=0

Park Ranger Conservation Intern Position – located in Montana

Are you passionate about the environment, interested in being a park

ranger, and looking to gain professional development in a

conservation-related field with a federal agency? Check out this amazing


Conservation Intern – Park Ranger Position

MCC’s Conservation Intern (CI) program provides opportunities for young

adults to gain professional experience in a conservation-related field.

This position will work with the Bureau of Land Management to help oversee

a high-use recreation site in remote locations so that it can be enjoyed by

future generations. The primary duties include interacting with and

educating recreational visitors, facility and grounds maintenance,

supporting fee collection, and managing on-site volunteers.

Location: Wolf Creek, MT

Position Dates: 5/15/19 – 10/4/19

Living Allowance: $504 bi-weekly

Housing will be provided!

AmeriCorps Education Award upon completion of the program.

The Conservation Intern program is designed to make a measurable difference

in local conservation efforts while strengthening the professional

experience of our members. Skills obtained through this position would

include, but not be limited to: BLM seasonal training (bear behavior and

pepper spray training, defensive driving certification, trailer hauling and

backing certification, first aid/CPR, etc.), motorboat certification

course, maintenance skills which can range from maintaining a compliant

public water system to upkeep of on-site equipment


– Basic maintenance skills

– Strong communication skills

– High school degree or GED

– Minimum age of 18

– Available for duration of entire term of service (May 15 – October 4)

– US Citizenship or lawful permanent US Resident

– Ability to pass a National Service Criminal History Check

– Willingness to work long hours in all weather conditions

– Desire to work in a federal agency in the future





Questions? Contact Mandy Hedstrom at mandy@mtcorps.org

or 406-587-4475.

Graduate position: PrincetonU.EEBPreview.Oct3-6

Princeton EEB Scholars Preview Weekend

The Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at Princeton University
is offering a special preview weekend – the EEB Scholars Program – this
upcoming October 3-6, 2019 for students considering graduate school. The
goal of this weekend is to invite competitive prospective graduate
applicants to campus in order to showcase the department, demystify
the graduate application process, and highlight participants’ research
experience. We especially encourage students from underrepresented
minority groups and those inhabiting other axes of underrepresentation
in STEM to apply.

Please see https://nam01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Feeb.princeton.edu%2Fgraduate%2Feeb-scholars-program&data=02%7C01%7Cpamela.diggle%40uconn.edu%7Cfdcdb555e3c94934a86b08d6c24379c3%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C636909992391578827&sdata=5plpbteiFS6LUy5EZGQdSdVdb0qLg38yb8uRjVEUUKg%3D&reserved=0
for more information and to apply. The application deadline is July
15. The EEB Scholars Program is open to all prospective graduate
students, including rising juniors and seniors, as well as international
applicants. We particularly encourage students from developing nations
to apply. Travel, food, and lodging expenses will be covered by Princeton

Please direct any questions to EEB.Scholars@princeton.edu.

MS or PhD position – wetland and amphibian ecology at UW-Madison

We have a funded position to study questions related to amphibian ecology and conservation, land use, and invasive species at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Applicants could pursue a degree in either Forest and Wildlife Ecology of Freshwater and Marine Science. To apply, please contact Dan Preston (daniel.preston@wisc.edu) with a CV, cover letter, and contact information for references.

CA Fish and Wildlife hiring 2 scientific aides for 9 month seasonal positions

The California Fish and Wildlife is hiring 2 scientific aides (9 month full time seasonal positions) at our Stockton, CA office to work with the Young Fish Investigations group. If hired, the aides will assist in data collection on the fish and zooplankton community within the San Francisco estuary system. This will involve both field and laboratory work. There’s a very short window to apply, so please don’t delay. Please carefully read application instructions as applications missing required documents will be disqualified. Any inquiries can reach out to me at James.White@wildlife.ca.gov.


These positions are well suited for recent grads that are just finishing up school or are trying to get their foot in the door at a state agency.


James White, PhD

Summer Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) opportunity at Konza Prairie

Spend the summer at the beautiful Konza Prairie in Manhattan, KS. The REU program is a competitive and prestigious national program for undergraduates to get experience conducting scientific research. Konza Prairie is a Long-Term Ecological Research (LTER) site and is home to a wide-array of world-class research on grasslands. This position is to work with a team of scientists from Johns Hopkins University, University of Wyoming, The Smithsonian, University of North Carolina Greensboro, and Kansas State University. The project is focused on studying plant traits across several long-term nutrient addition experiments. There will also be several opportunities to work on additional long-term ecological research projects studying drought, grazing, and fire. The salary is $6600 for the summer, with an extra $1400 for research supplies. The student will be responsible for their own housing — affordable options are available (see below).

Start date is anytime from May 28 – June 4th and runs for 8 weeks.

Additional information: Housing on Konza Prairie costs $21 a night, ~ $1200 for the 8 weeks. It is also possible to live in Manhattan KS instead. Konza is a 20-minute ride from downtown Manhattan. Having your own car will make the experience easier but is not necessary. Transportation to and from Kansas will be paid for.

If you are interested contact Dr. Meghan Avolio (meghna.avolio@jhu.edu) by April 17th and include your resume.

Opportunity to Conduct Raptor Surveys and More in Montana!

We have a last minute opportunity conducting Raptor surveys, songbird nest

counts, leading educational events and more!

Big Sky Watershed Corps-AmeriCorps Member-MT Audubon

The BSWC member will support the organization’s Bird Conservation Programs

statewide and also engage in education and outreach efforts that support MT

Audubon and Montana Conservation Corps’ Indian Education for All and Audubon

Naturalists in the Schools program(s) in Billings, Great Falls and other

local communities.  Specifically the member will engage with local

communities through lessons in schools, community field days, workshops, and

trainings. The individual will also develop curriculum, focus on issues with

local solutions, implement outreach initiatives, and organize public

meetings and events for community stakeholders. The members may also develop

a skilled and influential recurring volunteer-base to support local efforts.

Primary duties of the Big Sky Watershed Corps Member (CM) include working

with the Host Site staff to complete tasks related to project design and

implementation, community outreach and education, volunteer generation and

management and reporting functions.  The CM works under the direct

supervision of the Host Site Supervisor and MCC Staff to ensure successful

completion of program objectives.  The CM is an AmeriCorps Member and is

entitled to the benefit package offered to all AmeriCorps Members.

Position Location: Helena, MT

Term of Service: 4/29/19-11/15/19 (Start date can be flexible for the right


Living Stipend: $597 biweekly

Education Award: $2,960 upon successful completion of the program

Required Qualifications:

.College degree (B.A./B.S.), preferably in environment, wildlife biology or

education related field.

.Effective written and oral communication skills.

.Valid driver’s license, access to a vehicle, ability to pass a motor

vehicle records check, US Citizenship or ability to work in the US.

Preferred Qualifications/Experience:

.Previous experience with fieldwork, data collection and analysis and bird


.Previous teaching and volunteer management experience.

.Proven ability to work with a diverse group of stakeholders.

Apply Here:


Application Deadline: 4/14/19-Early submissions strongly encouraged

Bryan Wilson

Associate Director-Individual Placement Programs

Montana Conservation Corps

206 N. Grand Avenue / Bozeman, MT 59715

Office: (406)-585-5913

Cell: (330)-242-4482

Montana Conservation Corps inspires young people through hands on

conservation service to be leaders, stewards of the land and engaged

citizens who improve their communities.

MSc opportunity on the effects of low temperature on copper bioavailability in freshwater fish

Cremazy and Speers-Roesch Labs at the University of New Brunswick,

Saint John, have an ecotoxicology/ecophysiology MSc position available on

the effects of low temperature on copper bioavailability in freshwater

fish. The job ad is available here:


For more information on our research groups, please visit https://nam01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=www.cremazylab.com&data=02%7C01%7Ceric.schultz%40uconn.edu%7C163a2020945d42795b2508d6be6182b3%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C636905723371319612&sdata=byq3ug8wZbn9JrwzAhKMOHqyXyee8URnwxTOCMCnX1U%3D&reserved=0

and https://nam01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=www.bsrlab.com&data=02%7C01%7Ceric.schultz%40uconn.edu%7C163a2020945d42795b2508d6be6182b3%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C636905723371319612&sdata=qB2uU2Zy0X0HEuMgJ0M1jiADVrkIBnPqeLjL%2B1d2tqo%3D&reserved=0.


FIELD TECHNICIAN needed from approximately 15 May through 28 July 2019, for research looking at habitat management implications in grassland habitats at the Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst. Duties include conducting point count surveys for grassland bird species, using distance sampling methodologies; making detailed observations; collecting data in the field; data entry and management.  Experience identifying birds of the eastern U.S. by sight and sound and conducting point counts required.  Target species include Grasshopper Sparrow, Eastern Meadowlark, and Upland Sandpiper.  The position requires working independently in the field, working irregular hours including weekends, walking long distances over potentially rough terrain, carrying equipment, and tolerating exposure to variable and sometimes adverse weather and environmental conditions.  Proficiency with GPS and range finders preferred.  Proficiency with MS Excel and Word software a must.  Must be willing and able to interact, coordinate and work well with partners.  Salary $1040 – $1200/biweekly, depending on experience.  Housing provided.  Must have own vehicle and a valid and clean driver’s license.  Please send cover letter of interest, resume, and three references as a single PDF document (including email and phone contact info) to hr.research@njaudubon.org by May 1, 2019.

WHRC Summer Lab Assistant – Falmouth MA

SUMMARY:  Woods Hole Research Center seeks applicants for an entry level laboratory assistant position to help prepare soil samples and then perform various analyses as part of a larger project developing novel methods for measuring various soil properties. The successful candidate will work as part of a team consisting of a scientist, postdoc, and research assistant, and will receive experience and training working in a multi-disciplinary laboratory setting.


Organize soil samples being received from numerous collaborators.

Sieve, dry, weigh and grind soil samples as appropriate.

Operate basic laboratory equipment including balances and mechanical mixing mills.

Analyze soil samples on an infrared spectrophotometer and elemental analyzer

Maintain clear lab notes on work progress.

Keep a clean and organized work space.

Follow laboratory health and safety protocols.

Qualifications and Experience:

Must have attention to detail and strong organizational skills.

Ability to work independently while maintaining communication with other team members.

Desire to gain experience in scientific research.

High School degree.

Preferred Qualifications:

Some college experience.

Previous laboratory experience desired but not required.

Demonstrated skills in using spreadsheet software such as Microsoft Excel.

Physical requirements:

-Must be in good health, capable of working on your feet for most of the day.

Appointment: This temporary summer lab assistant position is for 40 hours per week for an 8 week period.

Compensation: 15 USD per hour.  This position is not eligible for our benefit program.

Desired Start Date: May 28, 2019 or earlier.

Application Instructions: To apply, please email your cover letter, along with a resume/curriculum vitae, and contact information for three references to jobopenings@whrc.org.  Please type Lab Assistant Job JSLA19 in the subject line.

Application Deadline: April 30, 2019, or until filled.

The Woods Hole Research Center is an independent, nonprofit institute focused on environmental science, policy, and education. WHRC is an equal opportunity employer.

Graduate position: UAlabama_Huntsville.EvolutionaryBiol

The Culumber Lab of Evolutionary Biology at the University of Alabama in
Huntsville is currently seeking 2-3 students interested in pursuing an MSc
or PhD to join our laboratory in Fall 2019 or Spring 2020.  We are
particularly interested in motivated students with an interest in
integrating across disciplines including ecology, behavior, and physiology
and incorporating genomic approaches to address fundamental questions in
evolutionary biology.

Potential projects include: (1) Examining the role of temperature in
speciation and the maintenance of adaptive genetic variation, (2) the
evolutionary consequences of indirect genetic effects, and (3) the
underlying mechanisms and role of animal personality in biological
diversification.  Research in the laboratory focuses primarily on
livebearing fishes as a model to understand broader evolutionary
phenomena.  However, highly-motivated students with interests in exploring
other lines of research on evolutionary biology in any study system are
encouraged to apply.  Prior experience working with fish is not necessary,
but prior research experience (either undergraduate or MSc) is highly
preferred.  The ideal candidate will have research experience with one or
more of the following areas: molecular biology (DNA/RNA isolation, PCR,
sequencing), bioinformatics, geographical information systems (GIS), animal
behavior, or animal physiology.

Student support includes teaching assistantships, internal scholarships,
and fellowships (internal and extramural).

If you are interested in joining the lab, please contact the PI at
zwc0001@uah.edu and include a cover letter describing your research
experience and interests, as well as a CV.

Graduate research assistantship in insect ecology

Funding is available for a graduate research assistantship (M.S.) in the Department of Entomology at Michigan State University.  My lab studies the ecology of insects in agriculture and their interactions with plants and natural enemies.  The current project focuses on the overwintering biology of a specialist insect in different habitats, and the effect of management practices and landscape ecology on overwintering success. Applicants should be highly enthusiastic and interested in working at the interface of ecology, entomology, and agriculture.

The position comes with an annual stipend, full tuition waiver, and benefits package including health insurance.  Preferred start date is Summer 2019.

For additional information visit the following websites:

Szendrei Lab: https://nam01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fvegetable.ent.msu.edu&data=02%7C01%7Ceric.schultz%40uconn.edu%7C93ba8dd4b94f424c4ab508d6ba721891%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C636901396546953187&sdata=uYmdOJAPaLYjgEv6%2BCZ4ENdhNKuPlKjh6kszWLhGkCE%3D&reserved=0

Michigan State University, Entomology Department: https://nam01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.ent.msu.edu&data=02%7C01%7Ceric.schultz%40uconn.edu%7C93ba8dd4b94f424c4ab508d6ba721891%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C636901396546953187&sdata=jc7e2nVBYgSAE0%2B6dgvwdkja74bq752S%2BZv2S%2BmL%2BcE%3D&reserved=0

Interested individuals should apply by sending an updated C.V. and a letter describing their research experiences and interests to Zsofia Szendrei via email (szendrei@msu.edu). Review of applications will begin on May 13, 2019.

Hiring Immediately Botany Intern-Carlsbad BLM

*Botany Technician – Carlsbad BLM*

The Southwest Office of the Institute for Applied Ecology (IAE SW) (

https://nam01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=www.appliedeco.org&data=02%7C01%7Ceric.schultz%40uconn.edu%7C46f558b4ad5c434b3fd808d6bb3b590c%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C636902260988185433&sdata=paJL8uxkxWmOPdObdfDivtCfVQ%2Fvr3mv5HxsYIQheC0%3D&reserved=0) will be hiring a botany technician to assist the

Carlsbad BLM Field Office Botanist.  The intern will primarily work to

implement the* Eriogonum gypsophilum *Monitoring Plan through rare plant

monitoring field data collection for *Eriogonum gypsophilum* (ERIGYP), or

Gypsum Wild Buckwheat.  Field studies include impacts monitoring;

photopoint monitoring; census and mapping; density monitoring, and

demographic trend monitoring.  Secondary duties may include surveying or

monitoring additional rare plants, native seed collection, vegetation

monitoring, literature review, historic records research, technical

writing, and data entry.

The Botany Technician will be based out of the Carlsbad Field Office to

work alongside the Botany and Wildlife staff. This position will be for 30

weeks with the possibility of extension depending on funding, weather, and

plant phenology. The work week will vary between five 8 hour days, Monday

through Friday, and four 10-hour days, Monday through Thursday. This

position will involve some office work (i.e., data entry, site planning),

and the rest of the week will be spent in the field.

*Specific Responsibilities of Botany Technician:*

● Work independently and alongside BLM Carlsbad Botanist

● Monitor and/or inventory rare plant populations

● Manage data and ensure quality control

● Prioritize safety; adhere to check-in/check-out procedures and

communications via cell phone or SPOT device to ensure crew safety

● Occasional overnight camping for field work

● Conference/video calls with SW office in Santa Fe for monthly staff


*Minimum Qualifications:*

● Three years of coursework in botany, ecology, biology, or a related field

● Interest in botany, conservation biology, and/or restoration ecology

● Outgoing, energetic, and flexible

● Excellent communication skills and experience working on a team

● Highly organized and able to manage complex objectives and take initiative

● Comfortable working in rugged, hot, strenuous outdoor conditions

*Preferred Skills:*

● Bachelor’s degree in botany, ecology, biology, or a related field

● Plant identification skills and experience using dichotomous keys

(familiarity with Southwest flora is a plus)

● Pre-existing knowledge of quantitative rare plant monitoring

● Plant voucher specimen collection experience

● Experience using GPS unit

● Ability to drive a 4WD truck on rugged, off-highway gravel or dirt roads

● Data management experience; experience with Excel

● Comfortable in a backcountry setting: ability to work long hours in

adverse weather conditions while maintaining attention to the task and crew

safety (First aid training a plus)

● Ability to work in bent-over, kneeling, or standing positions for

significant periods of time

● Ability to lift at least 40 lbs. and hike up to 6 miles per day

*Compensation and Start Date:*

$17.00/hr. plus overnight food/camping or lodging expenses as needed. Paid

leave available for holidays; and unpaid leave permitted for cultural

events and supervisor approved vacation. This is a full-time temporary

position with no additional benefits.

Employment term runs from approximately April 29 – November 18th (30 weeks)

*How to Apply:*

To apply for this position, please submit:

● Brief cover letter describing your interest in the position.

● Resume identifying any relevant experience (paid or unpaid)

● Names and contact information for two references

● Email applications to: kimiora@appliedeco.org by *March 1st, 2019*; use

subject line “*Carlsbad BLM Botany Technician*”; applications will be

considered on a rolling basis and the position will stay open until filled.

● Please direct any questions about the position to kimiora@appliedeco.org

Graduate student positions in lionfish ecology

The Marine Community Ecology Lab at Louisiana State University (https://nam01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=www.glaspielab.com&data=02%7C01%7Ceric.schultz%40uconn.edu%7Cf4ca42ca4f8d44a119e808d6b9a882fb%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C636900530748494028&sdata=mvAfwnK2rrVgl3I1Tihs4i6Rl7XoRMAj33sRGH5ESCo%3D&reserved=0) is seeking two motivated graduate students (MS program) interested in the projects below for admission to the LSU Department of Oceanography and Coastal Sciences in the fall of 2019.

The first position involves research of invasive lionfish ecology. Students with experience in fish/aquatic husbandry, bioenergetics modeling, and scientific diving (AAUS certification) are particularly encouraged to apply.

The second position involves examining the suitability of clam aquaculture in Louisiana. Students with experience in larval culture and coastal (shallow water) field work are particularly encouraged to apply.

If you are interested in these opportunities please contact Dr. Cassandra Glaspie (cglaspie1(at)lsu.edu) and provide a cover letter with a brief description of your research interests and career goals, as well as a resume/CV highlighting any relevant coursework and research experience. These materials should be submitted by April 15th for full consideration.

Summer giant sequoia / fire ecology field positions in California

The Latimer Lab at the University of California, Davis is hiring 3-4 field crew members and a crew leader to survey wildfire effects on giant sequoia groves in the Sierra Nevada Mountains of California. The crew will collect data on how wildfire affects adult giant sequoia trees and recruitment of seedlings. The results will help guide conservation and management activities in and around these groves.

For full details and application instructions, please see job announcements here:


Applications are due by April 17, 2019.

Seasonal Job Posting – Avian Field Technician

*Job Title*: Avian Field Technician

*Agency: *West Virginia University

*Location: *Allegheny National Forest, 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 from July 15th to October 31st. The technician will be

participating 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

will 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 be working closely with the grad student leading the

project, they will need to be able 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 at least

5-7 days per week (including 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:*

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


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


·         Conduct fruiting plant surveys following mist-netting

·         Preparing, erecting, and collecting fruit fly traps

·         Conduct vegetation surveys simultaneous with fruit surveys

*Additional Duties:*

·         Data entry and data proofing

·         Processing fruit samples for parasitism by SWD

·         Sorting adult fly samples from fly traps


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

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


·         Possess (or working towards) a Bachelor of Science degree in

wildlife science, natural resources, or a similar field

·         Comfortable working in a remote outdoor setting

·         Valid driver’s license with a clean driving record

·         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 applications will be April 31st, 2019.

*Contact Person:* Dan Roche

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

Job posting: Olympia Oyster Restoration

Job Description: Research Technician

Olympia oyster restoration

Starting Date:

June 1, 2019 (approximately)

Project Summary:

The project funded by California Sea Grant involves restoration of native Olympia oyster habitat in a way that allows a more complete food by facilitating the presence of native cancrid crabs, which can consume and control snails (oyster drills) that are predators on native Olympia oysters. This project will take place at sites in San Francisco Bay.  The project involves installing experimental structures that are aimed at restoring oyster beds and at the same time providing habitat for cancrid crabs. The project will measure the effectiveness of enhanced crab abundances on the associated reduction in oyster drill abundances and benefits for Olympia oysters.  The project with also engage local volunteers in a community science program.

Position Description:

The position is a Junior Specialist (JS) and is a 100% time position.  The JS will assist Dr. Edwin Grosholz (UC Davis) and Dr. Chela Zabin (Smithsonian Institution) in conducting field and laboratory work and in collecting and analyzing data to evaluate the success of these experimental restoration structures. Duties include building structures for field experiments, deploying and maintaining experiments and instruments, carrying out survey and monitoring protocols, installing and managing remote field cameras, analyzing and associated fauna in the laboratory, managing field schedules for undergraduates and volunteers, purchasing supplies, etc. The JS will assist with data collection, entry, management and analysis, and the preparation of written and oral reports.  The work will also involve data entry and some statistical analysis and data presentation in R.  The JS will also work with the PIs and collaborators in partner organizations to assist with the management and coordination of community volunteers.


* BS or BA in environmental science, marine biology

* Ability to work independently

* Good organizational skills

* Familiarity with basic data collection and entry

* Ability to identify and solve problems encountered in field or lab settings

* Willing to carry loads of up to 50 lbs.

* Able to work at field sites under inclement weather conditions, and able to work unusual hours as needed

* Have own transportation and a valid driver’s license

* Residence in the San Francisco Bay/Sonoma County region

* Academic background and/or practical experience in aquatic/estuarine ecosystems

* Basic knowledge of aquatic/estuarine invertebrates, and familiarity with field experimental protocols.

* Basic understanding of field experimental design and approaches, and willingness to assist with other field and lab protocols as needed.

* Effective interpersonal skills necessary to assist with collaborations with local organizations and to manage and coordinate community volunteers

* Familiarity with statistical routines and data presentation using R

To apply and see full job description: https://nam01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Frecruit.ucdavis.edu%2FJPF02776&data=02%7C01%7Ceric.schultz%40uconn.edu%7Cdf5d48116326414b458708d6b8e08804%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C636899671843122551&sdata=FFJJ7A7lZLnOv4hfY9jlEeFb9lQEZsFngmBQZf8aZ3g%3D&reserved=0

Edwin D. Grosholz

Professor and Specialist in Cooperative Extension

Department of Environmental Science and Policy

One Shields Avenue

University of California, Davis

Davis, CA  95616  USA

Email: tedgrosholz@ucdavis.edu

Phone: 530-752-9151

FAX: 530-752-3350

Website: https://nam01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.des.ucdavis.edu%2Ffaculty%2Fgrosholz%2F&data=02%7C01%7Ceric.schultz%40uconn.edu%7Cdf5d48116326414b458708d6b8e08804%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C636899671843122551&sdata=sElH18iRrjlGm%2BX1u4YJbQY1UilRXKnRWE9Tp%2FqNY%2FQ%3D&reserved=0

Instructional Support Assistant (Fisheries Technician)

The State University of New York College of Agriculture and Technology at Cobleskill is an accredited polytechnic college that is primarily baccalaureate and residential. SUNY Cobleskill is one of few institutions in the United States where an undergraduate student may also choose to earn an associate degree. The College has an enrollment of approximately 2,500 students in 56 programs divided into two schools, Agriculture and Natural Resources; Business and Liberal Arts & Sciences. An economic engine for rural New York, SUNY Cobleskill is home to a wide array of extended learning and professional development opportunities.

Modeling experiential education, SUNY Cobleskill is committed to providing small classes, excellent facilities, and a hands-on learning environment. Whether students plan to further their education or begin their professional careers, they graduate with the foundation to pursue their goals and to succeed.

Job Description:

The Department of Fisheries, Wildlife, and Environmental Science (FWES) at SUNY Cobleskill invites applications for a 12-month position as an Instructional Support Assistant (SL-1 Fisheries Technician) with an expertise in Fisheries, Aquaculture and Aquatic Science to start in August 2019.

The successful applicant must have a strong interest in higher education and be enthusiastic about creating educational teaching environments that are innovative and inspiring to students in the classroom and in the field.  This is a technical position.  The successful applicant should demonstrate technical capabilities with using and repairing common fisheries field gear, including boats, motors, nets, electrofishing and water quality sampling gear.  In addition, the applicant should be skilled with identification of common New York State fish, aquatic insects and familiar with common fisheries sampling techniques.  The applicant should demonstrate leadership skills through involvement in student professional fisheries societies (such as AFS, WAS or related organizations).

We seek an individual with field experiences in the applied aspects of fisheries, aquaculture and aquatic sciences.   The successful applicant will be the primary technical assistant for: Fisheries Techniques, Fisheries Science, Fisheries Management, Aquatic Ecology, Pond Management, Fisheries Research, Marine Ecology, Invertebrate Zoology and Aquatic/Marine Resource Management.  Preference will be given to applicants dedicated to undergraduate students and their success.  Other technical responsibility may be necessary at the direction of the Chair of FWES.

The Department of FWES is a small, collaborative department of 7 full-time faculty, 1 Fish Hatchery Manager, and 4 instructional support staff who are committed to high quality, applied, undergraduate education.  Department members share the teaching philosophy that students learn best by doing; therefore laboratories and field trips are “hands-on”.   A typical workload for an SL-1 in this Department is assisting a faculty member for 3-4 courses per semester.  A fleet of campus vans is available to transport students to field sites.

FWES currently enrolls approximately 280 undergraduates in the following five majors: (1) Bachelor of Technology (BT) in Wildlife Management, (2) BT in Fisheries and Aquaculture, (3) Associate of Applied Science (AAS) in Fisheries and Wildlife Technology, (4) AAS in Environmental Studies and (5) B.T. Program in Environmental Management.  FWES moved into a new Agriculture and Natural Resources Center in 2014 with state of the art facilities including standalone laboratories in entomology, mammalogy, ornithology, herpetology, aquatic science, a taxidermy studio, two environmentally controlled research rooms and a 40,000 gallon cold water fish hatchery. FWES maintains an impressive teaching specimen collection of fishes, herpetofauna (including one of the largest collections of live North American turtles at any college or university in the world), birds, mammals, a diversity of invertebrates, and higher plants.


Minimum Qualifications

A bachelor’s degree in fisheries, aquatic ecology, aquaculture, wildlife, or other closely aligned discipline is required.

A valid driver’s license is required.

Preferred Qualifications

In addition to the aforementioned minimum qualifications, it is preferred the candidate also have:

College experience as a teaching or lab assistant is preferred.

Demonstration of clear communication, both written and oral.

Preference will be given to those with work experience in the field of applied fisheries, aquaculture or aquatic sciences (such as field sampling techniques).

The ability to manage students and staff in an independent work environment is also preferred.

Additional Information:

This is a SL-1 position.

The salary for this position is $40,000.

The start date for this position is August 1, 2019.

This is a full-time, 12 month position.

The work schedule for this position is Monday through Friday, with some weekend hours. Hours will vary.

This position offers full New York State benefits which are among the most comprehensive in the country.

SUNY Cobleskill is committed to providing a safe and productive learning and living community for our students and employees. To achieve that goal, we conduct background investigations for all final candidates being considered for employment. Any offer of employment is contingent on the successful completion of the background check.

SUNY Cobleskill is committed to fostering a diverse community of outstanding faculty, staff, and students, and ensuring equal educational and employment opportunity and access to services, programs and activities without regard to an individual’s race, color, national origin, religion, creed, age, disability, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, familial status, pregnancy, predisposing genetic characteristics, military status, domestic violence victim status, criminal conviction, or any other legally protected status.  Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodation during the hiring process should contact the Human Resources Office at (518) 255-5514.

Pursuant to Executive Order 161, no State entity, as defined by the Executive Order, is permitted to ask, or mandate, in any form, that an applicant for employment provide his or her current compensation, or any prior compensation history, until such time as the applicant is extended a conditional offer of employment with compensation.  If such information has been requested from you before such time, please contact the Governor’s Office of Employee Relations at (518) 474-6988 or via email at info@goer.ny.gov.

Application Instructions:

The application review process will begin immediately and will continue until a suitable candidate is found. Priority is given to applications submitted by May 15, 2019.

A complete application consists of the following:

1. Letter of application, addressing qualifications, position responsibilities, and college values

2. Current CV or Resume

3. Names, emails and phone numbers of at least three professional references, preferably former supervisors

Full-time, paid Marine Science Educator opening at The Marine Mammal Center

The Marine Mammal Center is looking to hire a full-time Marine Science Educator. The mission of The Marine Mammal Center is to advance global ocean conservation through marine mammal rescue and rehabilitation, scientific research, and education.

The Marine Science Educator role focuses on the delivery, development, and operation aspects of education programs offered by The Marine Mammal Center. This role is based in the Marin Headlands in Sausalito, CA and regularly delivers onsite tours and programs, as well as outreach programs in schools and community-based events throughout the Bay Area. Although this role primarily serves the School and Youth Programs audience, the Marine Science Educator will occasionally deliver Guest Experience Programs. This position is supported and supervised by the Manager of School and Youth Programs and requires self-direction, initiative, and passion.

Primary responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

*        Develop fluency to teach all education programs onsite and outreach to schools

*        Facilitate all youth and family programs such as overnighters and summer camp

*        Support development of new marine science programs for both onsite and outreach programs

*        Help build relationships with other organizations through leading school and youth programs

*        Ability to be flexible and work independently and in a team setting

Qualifications and abilities include, but are not limited to:

*        Bachelor’s degree in education, natural sciences, or related field

*        At least 1-2 years of experience in working with school and adult groups and leading programs

*        Background and/or experience in environmental education

*        Ability to drive center vehicles and maintain a clean driving record

*        Ability to engage and teach marine science content to ages Pre-K to adult

*        Excellent customer service skills

*        Must submit to and pass background check

Visit this link to read a full description of the position and further application information.

Thank you,

Gabriela “Bella” Reyes

Marine Science Educator | The Marine Mammal Center

415.754.4034 |  reyesg@tmmc.org

Bring an inspired marine science educator to your school,

or bring your school to us! Find out more!

Graduate position: SouthDakotaStateU.PlantPhylogenetics

One MS or PhD research assistant position is available (Aug 2019) in
the Latvis Lab of the Department of Natural Resource Management for
students interested in botany, biodiversity, phylogenetics, or plant
conservation. We are particularly interested in recruiting students to
work in either of the two areas: 1) systematics and diversification in the
parasitic angiosperm family Orobanchaceae, or 2) community phylogenetics
and biodiversity assessments of grasslands in the Northern Great
Plains. Successful applicants will have a degree in Biology, Botany,
or related field and a strong background natural history and plant
evolution. Experience with plant identification, phylogenetic analyses,
and data manipulation/analysis using R is desired. A willingness to
learn new techniques is required. The graduate assistantships include
a competitive stipend and tuition waiver.

The Department of Natural Resource Management at South Dakota State
University combines Range, Wildlife, Fisheries, and Ecology within the
College of Agriculture, Food & Environmental Sciences. The department is
committed to quality mentoring and professional development opportunities
for their students. SDSU is the Land Grant University for the state and
has approximately 13,000 students. SDSU is located in Brookings, SD,
approximately one hour north of Sioux Falls and four hours east of the
Twin Cities, and offers a low cost-of-living in a small college-town

To apply, send a single PDF with CV; unofficial transcripts; a letter
describing your experience, research interests, and career goals; and
contact information for three professional references to Maribeth Latvis

MS Graduate Teaching Assistantship – Univ of Northern Colorado

Title: MS Graduate Teaching Assistantship

Agency: University of Northern Colorado

Location: Greeley, Colorado

Description: One MS Graduate Teaching Assistantship (GTA) is available in the School of Biological Sciences at the University of Northern Colorado (UNC) starting in fall 2019.  We are seeking highly motivated students who are interested in working on complex interactions involving plants, mycorrhizal fungi and insects.  More details about projects can be discussed with interested candidates. Students awarded a teaching assistantship are generally supported (during fall and spring semesters) contingent on successful teaching and progress in the program. The compensation for this position includes a stipend for 9 months, and a full waiver of up to 10 credit hours of tuition per semester (GTA). In addition, summer funding opportunities are available on a competitive basis.

Qualifications:  Please review the requirements for admission to UNC: https://nam01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.unco.edu%2Fgraduate-school%2F&data=02%7C01%7Ceric.schultz%40uconn.edu%7C231a5bcb3d0d4e4852f208d6b74f7f9e%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C636897949569518882&sdata=yEH0TiDio3Te%2BD54DZHnX9yrPc%2FKTTEiyfj52aj1JxM%3D&reserved=0 and the

School of Biological Sciences:


If you are qualified and interested in pursuing an MS degree in Biological Sciences, please send the following items to Dr. Karen Gomez (Karen.Gomez@unco.edu) for initial review: (a) cover letter discussing interest in our research, applicable experience, and goals for undertaking a graduate program, (b) official or unofficial undergraduate transcripts (GPA™3.0), (c) resume or CV, (d) GRE scores, and (e) name and e-mail of three professional references.

Applicants must have a BS in Biology with an emphasis in plant sciences, or other related disciplines. A working knowledge of plant biology, entomology and/or mycology are sought and research experience in the laboratory and in the greenhouse/growth chamber, are desired. Excellent English writing and verbal communication skills are essential.

Review of applicants will begin immediately, but the position will remain open until a suitable candidate is found. Applications received by April 30th, 2019 are guaranteed full consideration.

3 PhD ;positions in landscape genomics

We seek highly motivated students for 3 Ph.D. positions at the University of Idaho in the recently funded NSF-EPSCoR GEM3 program (https://nam01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.idahogem3.org&data=02%7C01%7Ceric.schultz%40uconn.edu%7C231a5bcb3d0d4e4852f208d6b74f7f9e%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C636897949569538905&sdata=sklu3GDczLQ2u6TH6ViBL%2FmAQv%2F7GNOuIfDr0PRIHVE%3D&reserved=0).  The program seeks to understand how genetic diversity and phenotypic plasticity affect species response to environmental change, shaping both population response and adaptive capacity.  The program is focused primarily on two taxa: redband trout, a subspecies of rainbow trout, and sagebrush.  These taxa are integral to aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems across the American West and are central to land-use management decisions that drive the economy of the region.  Two of the PhD positions will focus on these taxa, and the third will focus on landscape genomics and adaptive interactions of terrestrial wildlife species reliant on sagebrush systems such as southern Idaho ground squirrels and pygmy rabbits.

These Ph.D. students will join an interdisciplinary cohort of postdoctoral researchers and students working at scales from genomic characterization of physiological traits in trout and sagebrush, to mapping and modeling of complex ecological, evolutionary, and social-economic systems.  Students will have the opportunity to gain skills such as molecular population genomics, landscape genetics analysis, and agent-based and systems modeling.

The possible start dates for these positions are August 2019 or January 2020.  Students will be co-advised by Lisette Waits (Fish & Wildlife Sciences) and Paul Hohenlohe (Biological Sciences).  Students in the GEM3 program may choose from several degree programs at UI, including Natural Resources, Bioinformatics and Computational Biology, Environmental Science or Biology.

To apply, please submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, GRE scores, and contact information for three references to Paul Hohenlohe (hohenlohe@uidaho.edu).  In your letter of interest please indicate your which of the 3 positions you would like to be considered for as well as your top choice.  Review of applications will begin immediately; for full consideration please apply before April 19.

Summer Research Experience Offered by the Smithsonian-Mason School of Conservation

one-of-a-kind opportunity to do cutting-edge research with renowned conservation practitioners!

Get the experience and mentorship you need to help kickstart your conservation career!

Opportunities are available from the Smithsonian Institution, George Mason University, International Fund for Animal Welfare, Defenders of Wildlife, and World Wildlife Fund, among others!

Course Dates: June 24 – July 26, 2019

•    Work under the guidance of a conservation professional to develop a deep understanding of the methodologies employed in their work

•    Develop an original scholarly product in the context of the mentor’s research and conservation work

•    Practice networking and professional development skills related to conducting research

Research placements are available at various locations throughout the northern Virginia and Washington, DC areas. Room and Board not required. Students will be responsible for transportation to placement site.

Who’s eligible?

Upper-level undergraduates, graduate students, and non-degree-seeking students from any accredited college or university. Must have taken at least one upper-level biology-related course.

For more information and to apply, go to: https://nam01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fsmconservation.gmu.edu%2Fprograms%2Fundergraduate-summer-courses%2Fresearch-in-conservation%2F&data=02%7C01%7Ceric.schultz%40uconn.edu%7C231a5bcb3d0d4e4852f208d6b74f7f9e%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C636897949569558919&sdata=xJhfgkrVoquNbBnOTA4gxbNzO9kHrET7vCOdQ8S2wMU%3D&reserved=0

Applications are due May 15, 2019.

Applications are required and are separate from course registration through the George Mason University registration system. Registration NOW OPEN! Apply early!

For any questions about the course, contact Dr. Anneke DeLuycker at adeluyck@gmu.edu

WHRC Seeks Summer Research Field Assistant TIDE Project

WOODS HOLE RESEARCH CENTER – Summer Research Field Assistant TIDE Project – Job LDSFA19

SUMMARY: WHRC seek applicants for one or full-time summer field assistant position on the TIDE project, a long-term salt marsh fertilization experiment to study how marshes will recover from sustained nitrogen loading. This project assesses many key components of a marsh ecosystem such as nutrient biogeochemical cycling, plant dynamics, and food web interactions. The successful applicant will work as part of a large multi-disciplinary team consisting of PIs, postdocs, graduate students and other research assistants to gain broad experience through field and laboratory work across interdisciplinary fields including biology, chemistry, and physical oceanography.


Participate in field and laboratory measurements of chemistry and biology.

Process and analyze project data.

Coordinate sampling schedule for the summer, accommodating needs of principal investigators, students, and others.

Occasionally sample at irregular hours (early mornings, late nights, and weekends) as needed.

Frequent contact with the public, students, and visiting scientists will be required.

Maintain boats, trucks, field, and lab equipment (water level loggers, YSI’s, etc.).

Qualifications and Experience:

Must have relevant coursework in Ecology, Biology, Chemistry, or Marine Biology.

At least one-year field experience in a related field.

Must be familiar with the techniques and instrumentation used to quantify saltmarsh ecology.

Requires attention to detail, strong organizational skills, the ability to work as a member of a team, and the ability to communicate positively with the public.

Experience with data logger programming, environmental sensors YSI, ADCPs, SIGMA auto samplers to estimate ecosystem processes is highly desirable.

Must possess a valid driver license and qualify to drive WHRC vehicles.

Successful candidate will work at the field site in Plum Island Sound (Rowley, MA) from June through August.

Preferred Qualifications:

B.A. in Ecology, Biology, Chemistry, Ecology, or Marine Biology preferred.

Ability to operate small boats or willingness to take safety course to become certified.

Demonstrated skills in data organization, analysis, and report writing preferred.

Physical requirements:

Must be in good health, capable of rigorous outdoor activity (lifting approx. 50 pounds, bending, carrying heavy equipment, and walking through waist-high marine waters and marsh.)

Willing to endure occasional exposure to insects, ticks and poison ivy.

Expected to live in the field station house in Rowley, MA.

Appointment: This temporary summer research field assistant position is for 40 hours per week over a 13 week period.

Compensation: $ 14 per hour

Desired Start Date: May 28, 2019

Application Instructions: To apply, please send a cover letter referencing Summer Field Assistant LDSFA19, along with a resume/curriculum vitae, and contact information for three references to jobopenings@whrc.org.  Please type LDSFA19 in the subject line.

Application Deadline: April 15, 2019, or until filled.

The Woods Hole Research Center is an independent, nonprofit institute focused on environmental science, education, and public policy. The WHRC focuses on combining analysis of satellite images of the Earth with field studies and computer models to better understand changes in the world’s ecosystems, from the thawing permafrost in the Arctic to the expanding agriculture regions of the tropics. We are an equal opportunity employer.

Stream research technician (University of Vermont/Arctic LTER)

The University of Vermont is hiring a lab/field technician to coordinate

research efforts for the Streams component of the Arctic Long Term

Ecological Research (LTER) project. See the description below and the

associated posting on the UVM job board for details. Timely applications

are encouraged, as the technician will begin field work in Alaska in June.

*Lab Research Technician (#S1953PO)*

Provide operational and research support to a complex, multi-investigator,

multi-institutional field research project located on the North Slope of

Alaska. As needed, coordinate the field and laboratory needs of related

research projects in the Watershed Research Lab of Dr. William “Breck”

Bowden at the Rubenstein Ecosystem Science Laboratory.

*Minimum Qualifications (or equivalent combination of education and

experience): *Bachelor of Science in Environmental Sciences or a closely

related field and one year of experience working in an environmental

laboratory setting required. Experience with data bases including

proficiency with spreadsheets, word processors and graphical software


*Desirable Qualifications: *Experience with automated analyzers, data

loggers, optical sensors, and other aquatic field equipment desirable.

Experience using the R programming and analysis language desirable.

Background in aquatic ecology and/or fisheries management desirable.


working in remote settings desirable.

To find out more about this job opportunity and to apply, please visit:


*The University of Vermont is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action

Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for

employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual

orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected

veteran status, or any other category legally protected by federal or state

law. The University encourages applications from all individuals who will

contribute to the diversity and excellence of the institution.*

Graduate Student Position in Microbial Ecology

The Morrissey lab at West Virginia University (https://nam01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fmorrisseyem.wixsite.com%2Fmorrisseywvu&data=02%7C01%7Ceric.schultz%40uconn.edu%7C9ec3e4e0c8dd4357677808d6b8169eb1%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C636898804641649594&sdata=1DmCpoWGmd7svJowTGXTfZDhaReObATn%2FpDRga%2BjRdM%3D&reserved=0) is seeking a motivated graduate student interested in researching microbial ecology and biogeochemistry for admission in the fall of 2019. Students with experience in molecular biology, bioinformatics, biogeochemistry, and/or soil ecology are particularly encouraged to apply. If you are interested in this opportunity please contact Dr. Ember Morrissey (ember.morrissey(at)mail.wvu.edu) and provide a brief description of your research interests and career goals as well as a resume/CV highlighting any relevant coursework and experience. Potential students will apply to the graduate programs within the Davis School of Agriculture at WVU  (https://nam01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fgraduateadmissions.wvu.edu%2Facademics%2Fgraduate-programs%2Fapplied-and-environmental-microbiology-m&data=02%7C01%7Ceric.schultz%40uconn.edu%7C9ec3e4e0c8dd4357677808d6b8169eb1%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C636898804641649594&sdata=53tWoaUc6zY9GW99iId%2BrLju9ME5VvYRxB9uErfl7y4%3D&reserved=0).

Virginia Natural Heritage – Field Botany Seasonal Technician, Southwest / Western Virginia, USA (closes 4/4/2019)

*Virginia Natural Heritage – Field Botany Seasonal Technician, Southwest /

Western Virginia, USA (closes 4/4/2019)


This is a year-round wage position limited to working 1476 hours from May 1

to April 30. This position does not offer health insurance or paid leave

benefits. The position requires successful completion of a confidential

criminal history background check. Flexible day-shift hours available, no

weekends or holidays.

Hourly Rate: $15.00

The Field Botany Seasonal Technician will survey selected U.S. Forest

Service (USFS) tracts in the Virginia and West Virginia Mountains for a set

of rare plant species the USFS considers conservation targets. The selected

candidate will work with another technician hired for the same purpose to

effectively survey on foot in forested tracts in rough terrain. Ability to

navigate using maps, GPS, and remote sensing technology is necessary.

Ability to communicate effectively with staff and take comprehensive

observational notes is also necessary.   Training to field identify the

plant species of concern will be provided, but some competence in plant

identification is highly preferred.  The person filling the position should

expect to be primarily outside, in summertime weather conditions.  In

addition to hourly compensation, transportation and per diem will be

provided.  Field work will begin by June 1 and continue throughout the

growing season for at least 10 weeks.

A signed and dated Virginia Application for Employment form must be

submitted to:

John F. Townsend, Staff Botanist  Email: john.townsend@dcr.virginia.gov

DCR – Natural Heritage – Inventory

A blank application form may be downloaded from the following link:

https://nam01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.dcr.virginia.gov%2Fdocument%2Fjob-application-2015.doc&data=02%7C01%7Ceric.schultz%40uconn.edu%7Cebc70061b56d45a5143608d6b4f18bcc%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C1%7C636895346879419495&sdata=pa%2FNXjk7%2FBh4qRFTjqvxbhgx%2FP6bdQMLWVcFVNMQdnA%3D&reserved=0 (Word)


National Science Foundation Research Experiences for Undergraduates (NSF
REU) Position in Livebearing Fish Evolution & Reproductive Behavior Research

Overview: A 10-week NSF REU position is available in David Reznick’s lab at
the University of California, Riverside for June-August 2019 (June 17
preferred start date). The REU Student will participate in research on the
evolution of placentation in livebearing fishes (poeciliids). Poeciliids
have the unique attribute of having evolved the functional equivalent of a
mammalian placenta at least nine times. There are at least three clusters
of species that contain close relatives with and without placentas. This
raw material gives us the opportunity to address questions about why and
how placentas evolved that cannot be addressed in mammals because all
placental mammals trace their common ancestry to a single origin of the
placenta that happened 100-200 million years ago. We are studying aspects
of reproductive behavior, development, and genomics with experiments
involving crosses between females from different populations of several
placental and non-placental species. These crosses are performed to assay
female and offspring fitness based on the genetic distance between the
female and male’s populations. Furthermore, we, in collaboration with
another lab, use genetic techniques to determine the paternity of offspring
produced in experimental crosses in which females are artificially
inseminated with sperm from multiple males. The goal is to determine if
there is differential success among males siring offspring and differential
provisioning of offspring during development.

Duties: The REU Student will be working with a PhD student to choose a
project and collect/analyze data. Duties will include helping to maintain
experimental fish (e.g. feeding, water changes and tank cleaning) and
record data throughout the duration of the experiment. Additional duties
(i.e. genetics benchwork or specific experimental methods) will depend on
the applicant’s skills and interests.

Eligibility: All animal care and laboratory training will be provided, and
no experience is required. Applicants should be highly motivated,
responsible, and have a strong desire to learn about and conduct
evolutionary biology research. It is essential that applicants be able to
work in a collaborative environment and be able to perform occasionally
repetitive, meticulous tasks. NSF requires that applicants be US citizens
or permanent residents of the USA or its possessions. Furthermore, students
must be current undergraduate students enrolled through Fall 2019. We
especially encourage students from under-represented groups and
institutions with relatively limited research opportunities (e.g.,
community colleges and undergraduate-only institutions) to apply.

Travel, Stipend, & Research Expenses: Travel to and from Riverside, CA will
be provided (up to $800) as well as a stipend of $500/week ($5000 total)
for approx. 40 hours per week. Housing will not be provided.

Application Details: Send a cover letter and CV (see below for contents) in
an email with the subject “Reznick REU Position” to Samantha Levell (
sleve004@ucr.edu) by April 20th, 2019 at 5pm PST. All applications will be
reviewed after the deadline, and top applicants will be contacted for Skype
interviews shortly after. All applicants will be notified by May 6th
whether they have received the position or not.

Your cover letter: should be 1-2 pages (single-spaced) and describe why you
want this position and how it fits into your career goals. Indicate any
experience you have working with fish/live animals. You may also suggest
potential independent research projects, which we may be able to
accommodate during the REU period.

Your CV must include: relevant coursework and current GPA, any
work/volunteer/research positions held, current/past research project
descriptions or publications, awards/honors, and contact information for
three references.

The Reznick lab strives to maintain a positive environment for all its
members. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for this
position without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation,
gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran
status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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<div dir=”ltr”><div dir=”ltr”><div class=”gmail_default”><span style=”font-family:tahoma,sans-serif”> </span><font face=”tahoma, sans-serif”>National Science Foundation Research Experiences for Undergraduates (NSF REU) Position in Livebearing Fish Evolution &amp; Reproductive Behavior Research</font></div><div class=”gmail_default”><font face=”tahoma, sans-serif”><br></font></div><div class=”gmail_default”><font face=”tahoma, sans-serif”>Overview: A 10-week NSF REU position is available in David Reznick’s lab at the University of California, Riverside for June-August 2019 (June 17 preferred start date). The REU Student will participate in research on the evolution of placentation in livebearing fishes (poeciliids). Poeciliids have the unique attribute of having evolved the functional equivalent of a mammalian placenta at least nine times. There are at least three clusters of species that contain close relatives with and without placentas. This raw material gives us the oppo
rtunity to address questions about why and how placentas evolved that cannot be addressed in mammals because all placental mammals trace their common ancestry to a single origin of the placenta that happened 100-200 million years ago. We are studying aspects of reproductive behavior, development, and genomics with experiments involving crosses between females from different populations of several placental and non-placental species. These crosses are performed to assay female and offspring fitness based on the genetic distance between the female and male’s populations. Furthermore, we, in collaboration with another lab, use genetic techniques to determine the paternity of offspring produced in experimental crosses in which females are artificially inseminated with sperm from multiple males. The goal is to determine if there is differential success among males siring offspring and differential provisioning of offspring during development.</font></div><div class=”gmail_defau
lt”><font face=”tahoma, sans-serif”><br></font></div><div class=”gmail_default”><font face=”tahoma, sans-serif”>Duties: The REU Student will be working with a PhD student to choose a project and collect/analyze data. Duties will include helping to maintain experimental fish (e.g. feeding, water changes and tank cleaning) and record data throughout the duration of the experiment. Additional duties (i.e. genetics benchwork or specific experimental methods) will depend on the applicant’s skills and interests.  </font></div><div class=”gmail_default”><font face=”tahoma, sans-serif”><br></font></div><div class=”gmail_default”><font face=”tahoma, sans-serif”>Eligibility: All animal care and laboratory training will be provided, and no experience is required. Applicants should be highly motivated, responsible, and have a strong desire to learn about and conduct evolutionary biology research. It is essential that applicants be able to work in a collaborative environment and be a
ble to perform occasionally repetitive, meticulous tasks. NSF requires that applicants be US citizens or permanent residents of the USA or its possessions. Furthermore, students must be current undergraduate students enrolled through Fall 2019. We especially encourage students from under-represented groups and institutions with relatively limited research opportunities (e.g., community colleges and undergraduate-only institutions) to apply. </font></div><div class=”gmail_default”><font face=”tahoma, sans-serif”><br></font></div><div class=”gmail_default”><font face=”tahoma, sans-serif”>Travel, Stipend, &amp; Research Expenses: Travel to and from Riverside, CA will be provided (up to $800) as well as a stipend of $500/week ($5000 total) for approx. 40 hours per week. Housing will not be provided. </font></div><div class=”gmail_default”><font face=”tahoma, sans-serif”><br></font></div><div class=”gmail_default”><font face=”tahoma, sans-serif”>Application Details: Send a cove
r letter and CV (see below for contents) in an email with the subject “Reznick REU Position” to Samantha Levell (<a href=”mailto:sleve004@ucr.edu“>sleve004@ucr.edu</a>) by April 20th, 2019 at 5pm PST. All applications will be reviewed after the deadline, and top applicants will be contacted for Skype interviews shortly after. All applicants will be notified by May 6th whether they have received the position or not. </font></div><div class=”gmail_default”><font face=”tahoma, sans-serif”><br></font></div><div class=”gmail_default”><font face=”tahoma, sans-serif”>Your cover letter: should be 1-2 pages (single-spaced) and describe why you want this position and how it fits into your career goals. Indicate any experience you have working with fish/live animals. You may also suggest potential independent research projects, which we may be able to accommodate during the REU period. </font></div><div class=”gmail_default”><font face=”tahoma, sans-serif”><br></font></div><div c
lass=”gmail_default”><font face=”tahoma, sans-serif”>Your CV must include: relevant coursework and current GPA, any work/volunteer/research positions held, current/past research project descriptions or publications, awards/honors, and contact information for three references. </font></div><div class=”gmail_default”><font face=”tahoma, sans-serif”><br></font></div><div class=”gmail_default”><font face=”tahoma, sans-serif”>The Reznick lab strives to maintain a positive environment for all its members. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for this position without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.</font></div></div></div>


Graduate position: UIdaho.EcologicalGenomicsModeling


The Mower Lab in the Center for Plant Science Innovation at the University
of Nebraska-Lincoln is seeking a full-time lab technician position,
starting ASAP. This is a six-month temporary position with the option for
extension for up to 2.5 additional years, contingent on the availability
of grant funds and subject to satisfactory performance.

Duties: The tech will be expected to conduct research on the evolution
of gene function via the development and characterization of transgenic
plants. The research will include assembly of genetic constructs,
genetic transformation of plants, molecular characterization of derived
transformants, and maintenance of transgenic plants grown under greenhouse
conditions. The tech will also be expected to assist with other projects,
as needed, and will be responsible for maintaining the lab, including
ordering of supplies and ensuring EHS compliance.

Requirements: A BS degree in the plant sciences is required, a MS degree
is preferred. One to two years of lab research experience is required,
and prior experience in the area of plant genetic engineering and
molecular biology is desired.

Salary: Approximately $16-17/hour or $36,000-$39,000/year, depending
on qualifications.

Application: Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, a
CV/resume, unofficial transcripts and contact information for two to
three references in a single PDF to jpmower@unl.edu. Job applications
will be reviewed immediately and continuously until a suitable applicant
is identified.

Inquiries about the position should be sent to jpmower@unl.edu.

Jeffrey Mower <jpmower@unl.edu>

MS in Marine Biology with the Three Seas Program

Northeastern University Three Seas  Master of Science in Marine Biology Program is now accepting applications on a rolling basis for Fall 2019.

Three Seas provides graduate students the opportunity to study marine biology in three different marine environments:

1. New England at the Northeastern University Marine Science Center (Nahant, MA)

2. Caribbean at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (Bocas del Toro, Panama)

3. Pacific Northwest at Friday Harbor Laboratories (San Juan Island, Washington)

The program culminates in mentored research projects that students can conduct anywhere, offering them flexibility in their research goals.

This is a unique opportunity for students to live and work in the environments that they are studying and explore three diverse ecosystems through field-intensive courses in marine biology and ocean science. The program is SCUBA intensive, and students complete an average of 70 dives over the course of 15 months!

Want to see what a typical day of a Three Seas student is like? Follow us on Instagram  and Twitter!

Interested in Three Seas? Email Andrea (Program Manager) at a.jerabek@northeastern.edu  and APPLY HERE .

Summer Ecosystem Experiences for Undergraduates 2019

If you’re an undergraduate interested in studying ecology in the field this summer, check out our Summer Ecosystem Experiences for Undergraduates (SEE-U) Program, run by Columbia University’s Earth Institute Center for Environmental Sustainability!

We hold classes in New York, Jordan, Brazil, and Costa Rica! You can find more information at eices.columbia.edu/see-u/ or by emailing eices@columbia.edu.

Apply soon – space is limited!


Brazil: Tropical Forest Ecosystems, June 3-5

New York City: Agroecosystems, July 1-August 9

Jordan: Marine and Desert Ecosystems, July 7-August 5

Costa Rica: Agroecology and Coffee, May 22-June 25

Summer internship available, studying Harmful Algal Blooms

The Erdner laboratory is seeking a Summer Research Intern to assist in studies of the toxic dinoflagellate that causes ciguatera fish poisoning. The position is primarily laboratory-based and will include algal culture and molecular biology tasks such as DNA extraction and PCR. Other studies are possible, depending on background. The position is at the University of Texas Marine Science Institute in Port Aransas, TX (https://nam01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fsites.utexas.edu%2Ferdnerlab%2F&amp;data=02%7C01%7Ceric.schultz%40uconn.edu%7Cb2f3cc7c2867430ea8be08d6b428870c%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C636894483509281304&amp;sdata=vg0KkM1OrvA3ofrlx61DlgJCBMTzIg9Wrz4cp%2BnTrX4%3D&amp;reserved=0). Questions about the position should be directed to derdner@utexas.edu.

Eligibility: We are looking for motivated and dedicated applicants with an interest in being an active part of our lab group. We encourage applicants from groups that are underrepresented in marine science. You should be an undergraduate student, i.e. expected to be enrolled during the Fall 2019 semester. Coursework in molecular biology and prior experience with basic techniques is desired, but not required. The pay range is $10-15 per hour, depending on experience, with a 40-hour workweek expected. Dormitory housing is available at the Institute, and it is included as part of the internship.

We will begin to review applications on April 15, 2019, and may continue to accept applications after that date if needed. To apply, please send the following to Dr. Deana Erdner at derdner@utexas.edu:

1)    Cover letter/email stating why you are interested in the internship

2)    Resume or CV

3)    List of coursework: either an official transcript, unofficial transcript, or list of courses taken and grades.

4)    The names and contact information of two references

If electronic submission is not possible, hardcopy applications can be mailed to:

Dr. Deana Erdner

University of Texas

Marine Science Institute

750 Channel View Dr.

Port Aransas, TX 78373


Deana Erdner

University of Texas at Austin

Marine Science Institute

750 Channel View Dr.

Port Aransas, TX 78373



summer full-time, paid fisheries technician

Hiring full-time, paid fisheries technician

IMG_E0230Description: The Schultz lab at UConn is seeking a summer field technician to assist on a graduate student project investigating juvenile Alewife migration. Alewife is a species of conservation concern along the northeast Atlantic coast, and this project is conducted in partnership with CT DEEP and USGS.

IMG_2981The successful applicant will assist with a swimming performance and metabolic rate study. Work will include, but is not limited to, the following: field sampling (purse seining & trapping fish), live fish transportation, fish dissection & tissue extraction, equipment maintenance, tank maintenance, experimentation (salinity trials & swimming performance), and lab work. The technician will gain useful skills in both the fisheries and broader STEM fields. There is some opportunity for the technician to help with outreach and broader impacts related to the study if interested. Hours will be irregular during sampling (and to some degree experimentation) and technician must have a flexible schedule. Work on some weekend days may be necessary. This is a full-time and paid position.

Duties/Responsibilities include:

•       Assisting with field sampling and lab work, including but not necessarily limited to travel to field sites, working at night in an open boat, dissecting fish specimens.

•       Maintaining field gear and experimental tanks.

•       Interacting with collaborators in a professional manner.

•       Communicating with other students and public in outreach efforts.

Minimum Skills/Qualifications:

•       A demonstrated interest in ecology, marine/aquatic biology, and/or fisheries science.

•       Strong academic background in biological sciences.

•       Willingness and ability to perform strenuous field work and to swim (safety precaution).

•       Ability to pass state background checks to access field sites.

•       Ability to communicate well in both the office and field environments.

•       Motivation and ability to work independently and as part of a team.

Preferred Skills/Qualifications:

•       Ability to maintain enthusiasm and positive attitude during late/early/long working hours

•       Strong attention to detail and creative problem solving

•       Ability to interact with collaborators in a professional and productive manner

•       Desire to pursue research/career in fisheries, ecology, or related field

If interested, please send CV, cover letter, and 1-3 references to Rebecca S. Colby (rebecca.colby@uconn.edu).

Masters Student: Mammal interactions with invasive pythons

I am looking for a dynamic and mature masters student to conduct research examining mammal interactions with invasive pythons in south Florida. The project will focus on determining if rabbits can be used to concentrate pythons for removal, and to understanding how rodent population dynamics change with the presences of pythons. It is important to note that this study will focus on the ecology of mammals and not on python ecology. The selected applicant will be enrolled in the University of Florida Department of wildlife Ecology and Conservation. In the Fall, they will take classes, TA , and prepare for field research. During the spring and summer they will conduct extensive field work and supervise technicians in south Florida.  The project will provide field housing in south Florida. The student will be paid a higher the normal $32,760 annually for 2 ½ years. This will include a tuition waiver for at least 1 year (possibly 2). However, the student will be required to pay tuition for they do not receive a waiver (approximately $11,000 annually). I am looking for a self-motivated, independent student with a previous record of academic achievement and extensive field experience. Applicants should have a minimum 3.0 GPA, greater than 310 on the GRE, and experience working with mammals. To apply, send a resume, GRE scores, transcripts, and a list of 3 references along with brief statements describing how you are prepared for graduate school and your career goals to Dr. Robert McCleery atramccleery@ufl.edu by April 19, 2019.

Research Natural Area Monitoring and Post-fire Seeding Technicians-Oregon

POSITION DESCRIPTION: The Institute for Applied Ecology will be hiring 2 seasonal technicians to work on a project to monitoring plant species/communities of Research Natural Areas in the Lakeview (OR) BLM District or monitoring Post-fire seeding of areas impacted by wildfire in the Twin Falls (ID) BLM District. Field work will involve botanical surveys, using Assessment, Inventory, and Monitoring protocols. Technicians will work with the crew leader and program staff to prepare field equipment, conduct field work, and assist in data management. Position is based in Corvallis, Oregon, but 100% of the field work will be conducted in the Lakeview BLM District in southern Oregon, or in the Twin Falls District in southern Idaho. Out-of-town/overnight (accommodations include hotels and camping) is required, and field work will consist of an 8-day-on/6-day-off schedule (Wednesday-Wednesday). At the conclusion of field data collection, position will be continued in the IAE office in Corvallis, OR.

START DATE: mid-April to early-May (some flexibility) END DATE:  early- to mid-July (some flexibility) **NOTE—Dates are the best projections, but some flexibility is possible due to ensuring timing of sampling to appropriate plant phenology. Updated information will be provided as it becomes available, although we expect the actual dates to be very close to the stated ranges.

**If you previously applied for the position(s), and still would like to be considered, please send a confirmation email tomattab@appliedeco.org**

COMPENSATION: $13.00-14.00/hr depending on experience, plus travel expenses associated with overnight field work (food and lodging).  Housing in Corvallis is not provided.  This is a full-time temporary position with no benefits.

TO APPLY:  You must complete the online application form.  In addition, you need to include a letter of interest stating when you will be available to start work (this is a MUST), resume, transcripts (unofficial is fine) as a single PDF document emailed to mattab@appliedeco.org no later than Friday, March 29, 2019.

You will be required to include the names and contact information for three references in your online application form.  AT LEAST ONE reference must be from a supervisor from a work experience.

INCOMPLETE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED. Non-U.S. residents must also include a copy of their work visa.  Applications will be considered upon receipt.  Please direct all inquiries to jobs@appliedeco.org.


•BS in a relevant field

•Mature, self-motivated, highly organized, and comfortable working in a 2-4 person field crew •Must have a valid driver’s license, be willing to travel, and be able to perform strenuous work in all weather conditions •Physical requirements include ability to hike 10+ miles in rugged terrain carrying a 30-lb load and work in a bent-over/kneeling/sitting position for long periods of time •Basic computer skills (word processing and spreadsheet applications) required; experience in GIS is a plus

•1 or more seasons of field research experience, with preference given to those with skills in plant identification and vegetation sampling (preference given to those with AIM experience).

IAE supports diversity and equity, and we encourage applications from all groups of people. We recognize that the strength of IAE is in our people, and we believe that every employee has the right to work in surroundings that are free from all forms of unlawful discrimination and harassment. IAE does not and will not discriminate in employment and personnel practices, and our commitment to equal employment opportunity applies to every aspect of the employment relationship.


Matt Bahm



2020 Marine Biology Spring Semester: UGA Marine Institute

Study marine biology on the coast of Georgia!

The University of Georgia Marine Institute will be offering its Marine Biology Spring Semester in 2020.  This field study program will be based at UGAMI’s campus on Sapelo Island, a barrier island off of Georgia’s central coast.  Students can take up to 17 credit hours.  Classes follow a block schedule, each lasting roughly 4 weeks. This opportunity is open to undergraduate students from any college or university.

For more information and application materials, go to: UGA Marine Biology Spring Semester

Feel free to contact me directly if you have any questions.


Damon Gannon

Job Postings

Dear Colleagues,


The Department posted the following requisition using MassCareers, a web-based Employee Career System.  The system allows internal and external job applicants to apply online.  You can apply for positions by logging into MassCareers or through the following portal through www.mass.gov/anf/employment-equal-access-disability/masscareers/masscareers.html


Requisition Link Functional Title Official Title Location



Invertebrate Fisheries Seasonal Sea Sampler Contracted Seasonal Employee Division of Marine Fisheries

836 South Rodney French Blvd.

New Bedford, MA

https://massanf.taleo.net/careersection/ex/jobdetail.ftl?job=190002EO Seasonal Recreational FisheriesTechnician Contracted Seasonal Employee Division of Marine Fisheries

836 South Rodney French Blvd.

New Bedford, MA




Recreational Fisheries MRIP Samplers Contracted Seasonal Employee Division of Marine Fisheries

836 South Rodney French Blvd.

New Bedford, MA



Please note that requisitions (former Posting IDs) will remain open for 90 days; however, first consideration will be given to those applicants that apply within the first 14 days of the posting. 

The MassCareers job posting is available by clicking on the Requisition Link. 

Division and Work Unit managers please ensure that these announcements are posted in a location for staff to view. 

The Department of Fish and Game is an Equal Employment Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer


Summer research assistant: freshwater crayfish ecology

The Reisinger lab at the University of Florida is looking for a responsible and motivated technician to assist with a freshwater crayfish ecology research project in summer 2019.

The research project is focused on how crayfish behavioral traits differ across populations collected from different environments. We are examining populations of rusty and virile crayfish across a wide geographic range, so this project will involve travelling to different locations in the southern, eastern, and midwestern USA to collect crayfish. We will also collect environmental variables from each stream we sample such as temperature, crayfish density, predation pressure on crayfish, and the abundance of benthic organic matter (food for crayfish). The technician will travel with a graduate student to different regions to collect crayfish and sample streams for a few weeks at a time. In between collection trips, the position will be based at the University of Florida in Gainesville. Housing will be provided during collection trips. Camping may be required at some locations.

We are looking for a technician who is eager to learn more about this research and will be motivated and resilient in the field. Applicants should have some college level coursework in ecology and a valid driver’s license. Prior experience with outdoor work, freshwater research, or crayfish collection is desirable but is not required. This is a full-time, paid position ($10 per hour). Employment will be approximately May 13 – August 9, 2019.

To apply: please send (1) your resume including your GPA (2) a cover letter describing your background (include relevant course work, field or lab experience, academic and career goals) and (3) the names and contact information for two references to Dr. Lindsey Reisinger (lreisinger1@ufl.edu). We will begin reviewing applications on April 5th and will continue until the position is filled.

Lindsey Reisinger’s lab is in the Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences Program within the School of Forest Resources and Conservation at the University of Florida.

Forest Ecology REU

The Idaho Terrestrial Ecosystem Analysis and Modeling Lab (ITEAM) at the University of Idaho is seeking one paid undergraduate Research Experience for Undergraduate (REU) intern for summer 2019. This National Science Foundation REU opportunity provides 11 weeks of funding ($500 stipend/week). The project offers ample opportunities for an undergraduate to develop a research project and pursue a senior-thesis while building the necessary foundation to pursue a career in ecological research.

The ITEAM lab studies forest ecosystems in relation to the interactions between climate change, policy decisions, and natural and anthropogenic disturbances. Current research projects include: exploring the use of ecosystem measurements in differing forest types to estimate carbon balances in the context of climate conditions; modeling forest ecosystem responses to changes in climate, wildfire, and forest management.

During the summer of 2019, the REU intern will assist the ITEAM lab with field work, data management, and research project development. The REU intern will be exposed to field techniques associated with forest inventories, and terrestrial vegetation and soil sampling to quantify ecosystem properties. The student will learn database usage, statistical/spatial analyses, and will communicate research findings in both oral and written forms.

Through this hands-on experience, the REU student will have to develop and implement a unique and independent research project associated with the lab’s field research.  There are many opportunities to develop an independent project with the mentoring of ITEAM members from both previously collected and the upcoming 2019 field season data. The student will have 11 weeks of full-time (40 hours/week) participation in the summer of 2019. For students attending U. Idaho, there is a possibility to continue their independent research with the ITEAM lab in the fall 2019 semester.

This position is located in Moscow, ID, which is a small college town on the Idaho/Washington border.  Moscow serves as a base camp for outdoor recreation opportunities with the Salmon River, the Wallowa Mountains, the Frank-Church Wilderness, and Hells Canyon all within a few hours. A housing stipend is not provided but housing in Moscow is very affordable and sublets are plentiful during the summer months.

Requirements: Junior-standing undergraduate (as of Fall 2019); minimum GPA of 3.0; significant interest in forest ecology, field research, camping, hiking, and outdoor elements; ability to take direction and learn from others; strong work ethic, self-motivated, and critical thinking skills with a desire to learn and develop research and professional communication skills. The schedule can be flexible to allow for summer travel plans but must be able to complete 11 weeks of full-time work between May 1 and October 1, 2019. Participants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents and currently enrolled as an undergraduate student. Students with backgrounds that are underrepresented in forest science are encouraged to apply.

Application:  Please submit a cover letter (detailing your interest, relevant experience and skills, and summer availability), resume, academic transcripts (unofficial fine), and 1-2 letters of recommendation (minimum one from academic faculty member familiar with your work) to Dr. Tara Hudiburg (thudiburg@uidaho.edu) by April 1st, 2019.