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Marine Fisheries Ecology Internship: Mississippi – December grads

The Mississippi State University Marine Fisheries Ecology Program (https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fcoastal.msstate.edu%2Fmarine-fisheries-ecology&data=04%7C01%7Cpat.anderson%40uconn.edu%7Cce56af98102a4cbe276008d896ab3365%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C1%7C637425009501160693%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C1000&sdata=241Q6%2FdnBB%2F5oTAkYBWr7qgvPNBolWLpCKublaG1RkA%3D&reserved=0) is seeking applicants for an internship position working under the direction of Dr. Marcus Drymon and Extension Associates at the Coastal Research and Extension Center (CREC) in Biloxi, MS. This paid internship is available starting March 15th and ending October 15th.

The roles of the intern will fall into three categories: field, laboratory, and outreach/education. The first category involves assisting with shark bottom longline surveys throughout the northern Gulf of Mexico. Specifically, the intern will be responsible for preparing gear, performing shark and fish dissections, collecting samples, and recording and entering data. The second category involves completing various laboratory processing tasks using samples collected during the bottom longline surveys. The third category involves helping with outreach and education events and developing materials to use at these events. Travel for field work and outreach events may be necessary.

Requirements:

At least 18 years of age

B.S. or B.A. in biological sciences (Note: must be graduated by the start of this internship)

Valid driverÃf¢ÒÂEURÃ’Â(tm)s license

Minimum of a 7-month commitment

Willingness to work on a flexible schedule, which may include weekends, evenings, and holidays

Willingness and capacity to spend long days on a boat, potentially in extreme weather conditions, including rough seas

Ability to handle heavy physical work: heavy lifting, pushing, or pulling required of objects up to or heavier than 50 pounds

Desired Skills:

Organized and able to work independently

Skilled with computer programs, including Microsoft Office, QGIS, Photoshop, etc.

Comfortable speaking with strangers, particularly in an education setting

Experience on boats

Experience handling fish, collecting samples and data, and conducting field surveys (e.g., trawl, gillnet, quadrat, etc.)

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

MSU is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, ethnicity, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, disability status, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We always welcome nominations and applications from women, members of any minority group, and others who share our passion for building a diverse community that reflects the diversity in our student population.

Please apply using this link: https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fforms.gle%2FyHv3eSkwQaMykYAR9&data=04%7C01%7Cpat.anderson%40uconn.edu%7Cce56af98102a4cbe276008d896ab3365%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C1%7C637425009501170686%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C1000&sdata=t%2F3G7Vkw%2BJ20DHDl%2FeCA1bEdTeMbojm9AKF%2F5xT8XqE%3D&reserved=0.

Application deadline is 11:59 PM on February 1, 2021.

Questions? Contact the Marine Fisheries Ecology Program at marinefisheriesecology@gmail.com.

Multi-Watershed Monitoring Crew Leader – December grads

Title: Multi-Watershed Monitoring Crew Leader

Dates of Employment: March 22, 2021 âÂEUR” October 29, 2021

Status: Seasonal, Full-time, Non-Exempt

Location: Based out of Durango, CO. Working in SW Colorado, Arizona, and Utah

Salary: $700 / week

Benefits:

Health Benefit Eligible

Uniforms, Personal Protective Equipment and Food while in field

Training in multiple rapid vegetation monitoring protocols

Deadline: open until filled

Program Summary:

The Southwest Conservation Corps (SCC) is a program of the non-profit service organization, Conservation Legacy, that is built on the legacy of the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) that operated from 1933 âÂEUR” 1942. SCC provides youth and young adults opportunities to complete conservation projects on public lands. While serving with SCC, members receive training on job skills, conflict resolution, leadership, teamwork, and environmental stewardship. Programs are developed using a step ladder approach to provide a progression of skill development based on a memberâÂEURÂ(tm)s needs. Members receive a weekly living allowance, training, and an AmeriCorps Education Award (for qualifying individuals).

Position Summary:

This Multi-Watershed Monitoring Crew will work with watershed groups across the Southwest to perform vegetation surveying along streamside habitat in 4 watersheds in Colorado, Utah, and Arizona. Watershed groups include the Dolores River Restoration Partnership, Escalante River Watershed Partnership, Friends of the Verde River, and Gila Watershed Partnership of Arizona. Vegetation monitoring is crucial to informing river restoration efforts across these watersheds that have been severely impacted by invasive species and other stressors.

The primary responsibility of this crew is to collect vegetation monitoring and species inventory data according to each watershedâÂEURÂ(tm)s rapid monitoring protocol. This crew consists of two individuals (1 crew leader and 1 crew member) that will tie in and work closely with field staff from each watershed group in order to collect data. This crew is designed to be flexible to meet the evolving needs of each partnership. Flexibility, adaptability, and the ability to work and manage a crew remotely are essential for this Crew Leader position. While working (i.e. on-hitch), the crew will camp together, prepare all meals together, and work together as a group to complete all projects and chores. Hitch schedules may vary between 4 on, 3 off or 5 on, 2 off to 8 on, 6 off or 10 on, 4 off, and in some rare cases may be as long as 15 days on, 6 off. SCC does not provide accommodations off-hitch and Crew Leaders will be responsible for their own accommodations during that time.

Crew Leaders will lead crews in completing technical conservation projects while instilling interpersonal skills and leadership skills. Crew leaders will also be responsible for leading crews in environmental stewardship, i.e. Leave No Trace, and risk management. A variety of soft skills and technical competencies are required to be successful in this role. See below for core competencies:

For the health and safety of our crews, staff and communities, projects may be postponed due to COVID-19.  The information provided is an outline of how our program has typically been operating, however is subject to change. As this situation develops, and decisions are made, we will provide updates. We encourage you to continue with the application process and we will keep consistent and direct communication with all applicants.

Responsibilities:âÂEUR¯

  *   Leadership & MentorshipâÂEUR¯

  *   Manage, supervise, and lead the day-to-day details of project workâÂEUR¯

  *   Implement skills training on work-site and facilitate intentional discussions via informal lessons to contribute to the crewâÂEURÂ(tm)s personal growth and group dynamics

  *   Promote individual corps member development and a healthy community

  *   Must be willing to follow and enforce all SCC policies, maintain professional boundaries, and appropriately represent Southwest Conservation Corps. This includes creating a substance free work environment, refraining from the use of tobacco products, alcohol, and drugs while on hitch

  *   Project Management, Safety & ImplementationâÂEUR¯

  *   Train and motivate a crew to efficiently complete conservation projects on public lands

  *   Manage the on-the-ground quality and quantity of project work

  *   Think critically to resolve issues and solve problems.

  *   Communicate effectively & coordinate logistics with project partners, crew member, & SCC staff.âÂEUR¯

  *   Monitor, manage, and promote the crewâÂEURÂ(tm)s physical and emotional safety on and off the work site

  *   Exhibit strong situational awareness & promote a culture of safety.

  *   AdministrationâÂEUR¯

  *   Complete professional documentation of time sheets, daily and weekly reports, corps member and peer evaluations, disciplinary action forms, incident reports, etc.âÂEUR¯in a timely manner

  *   Responsible for all project related outcomes and deliverables

  *   Manage food budget and credit card for purchases

Essential Functions:âÂEUR¯

  *   Frequently required to walk, hike, sit and talk or listen

  *   Required to use hands to operate objects, tools or controls, and to reach with hands and arms

  *   Regularly lift and/or move up to 50 poundsâÂEUR¯

  *   Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision and the ability to focus

  *   Required to drive an SCC vehicle – and therefore have a very clean driving record

  *   Must be able to speak, understand, read and write EnglishâÂEUR¯

  *   Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions

Preferred Qualifications:âÂEUR¯

  *   Experience crew leading with SCC or other conservation corps or youth corps

  *   Teaching, facilitation, and team-building experience with diverse groups of peopleâÂEUR¯

  *   Strong conflict resolution skillsâÂEUR¯

  *   ArcGIS certification or experience, including use of ArcMap, ArcGIS Online, Arc Collector, and Survey123

  *   Experience performing vegetation surveys or monitoring âÂEUR¯

  *   Sense of humor, spirit of adventure, and desire to make a positive difference and promote leadership in othersâÂEUR¯

Minimum Qualifications:âÂEUR¯

  *   Leadership experience

  *   Strong time-management skills and ability to work independently as well as with othersâÂEUR¯

  *   Ability to manage all aspects of crew life and production effectively and efficiently within a 40-hour work weekâÂEUR¯

  *   Flexibility, adaptability, and capacity to work in a fluid, changing work environment

  *   Willingness to learn and be a part of a dynamic community of peer leadersâÂEUR¯

  *   Willingness to commit fully to the program and its mission

  *   Physically capable of standing and hiking (6-10 miles/day on rough, uneven terrain), bending, crouching and stooping for long periods of time, and lifting/carrying items that weigh up to 50 pounds, in upwards of 100+ degree (F) heat

  *   Experience with backpacking, wilderness living and travel, and LNT principles

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

  *   Botanical identification training/experience

  *   Relevant BachelorâÂEURÂ(tm)s degree (preferably in botany, range science, wildlife or conservation biology, natural resource management, ecology, watershed science, environmental science, or other related field)

  *   Current 80 hour + medical certification (WFR, WEMT, or OEC) with CPR/AEDâÂEUR¯or willingness to obtain certification before the start of the season

  *   Must be 21, have a clean driving record (insurable by SCC), a current driverâÂEURÂ(tm)s license, and have had a valid driverâÂEURÂ(tm)s license for at least 3 years

  *   Ability to pass Conservation LegacyâÂEURÂ(tm)s criminal history checks

Any questions can be addressed to Emily Kasyon, Watershed Programs Manager: ekasyon@conservationlegacy.org

Please visit sccorps.org/small-teams to view the full position description and to access the application.

Summer 2021 Botany Technician

We are seeking an applicant for one summer Botany position at Apostle Islands National Lakeshore. The position runs from May 26, 2021 to August 25, 2021 (dates are firm), with a compensation of $21.00/hour.

The incumbent will be employed by Northland College, but will work directly with, and report to, the Great Lakes Network of the National Park Service Inventory & Monitoring (I&M) program. The goals of the I&M program include monitoring key environmental variables so that ecological change can be detected and addressed in a timely manner.

This is largely a field-based position. The incumbent will assist with the sampling of permanent forest monitoring plots at Apostle Islands National Lakeshore in Wisconsin. The incumbent will collect extensive data on the herbaceous layer and browse. They will be expected to identify at least 350 herbaceous species, and have considerable experience identifying members of the family Poaceae and genus Carex. Field work will be performed in teams of 2-3 people, and the incumbent will act as a crew leader. The incumbent may also spend approximately 5-10% of time performing computer work.

This position operates on an 8-day on/6-day off schedule. During the 8-day sampling periods, incumbent will be expected to carry field equipment weighing up to 50 lbs. They will be exposed to high temperatures, stinging and biting insects, including thick mosquitoes, and poisonous plants. Hikes to and from plots will be as long as five miles, each direction. The position involves extensive camping, often up to seven consecutive nights.

The incumbent is responsible for securing and paying for their own housing in the Ashland, Wisconsin area. Beginning June 23th, incumbent will be working (and camping) primarily on the islands during their 8-day sampling periods. Logistics will be explained in full during interviews. Due to the remote nature of the work, difficult logistics with boat transport, and the short sampling window, we are unable to accommodate individuals who wish to take leave during the scheduled 8-day sampling events.

Note on COVID: This position will likely require some combination of mandatory mask use, social distancing, and possibly daily temperature checks, and/or negative test results. Specific COVID precautions will be established prior to the start date.

To Apply: Please send a cover letter, detailed resume (no page limit), professional references, and unofficial transcripts to Suzanne Sanders (suzanne_sanders@nps.gov) by January 31, 2021. Include a phone number and email address that you check regularly. If you are selected for an interview, you will be contacted by telephone in early February. No phone calls or emails, other than applications, please.

Summer 2021 Forestry Technician

We are seeking applicants for three summer Forestry Technician positions at Apostle Islands National Lakeshore. These positions run May 26, 2021 to August 25, 2021 (dates are firm) with a compensation of $11.00-$11.22/hour, depending on experience.

The incumbents will be employed by Northland College, but will work directly with, and report to, the Great Lakes Network of the National Park Service Inventory & Monitoring (I&M) program. The goals of the I&M program include monitoring key environmental variables so that ecological change can be detected and addressed in a timely manner. The incumbents will assist with sampling vegetation.

These are largely field based positions. The incumbents will assist with the sampling of permanent forest monitoring plots at Apostle Islands National Lakeshore in Wisconsin. Incumbents will collect extensive monitoring data on trees and coarse woody materials, take tree cores, and assess tree health. Field work will be performed in teams of 2-3 people. The incumbents may also spend approximately 5-10% of time performing computer work.

These positions operate on an 8-day on/6-day off schedule. During the 8-day sampling periods, incumbents will be expected to carry field equipment weighing up to 50 lbs. They will be exposed to high temperatures, stinging and biting insects, including thick mosquitoes, and poisonous plants. Hikes to and from plots will be as long as five miles, each direction. The position involves extensive camping, often up to seven consecutive nights.

The incumbents are responsible for securing and paying for their own housing in the Ashland, Wisconsin area. Beginning June 23th, incumbents will be working (and camping) primarily on the islands during their 8-day sampling periods. Logistics will be explained in full during interviews. Due to the remote nature of the work, difficult logistics with boat transport, and the short sampling window, we are unable to accommodate individuals who wish to take leave during the scheduled 8-day sampling events.

Note on COVID: This position will likely require some combination of mandatory mask use, social distancing, and possibly daily temperature checks, and/or negative test results. Specific COVID precautions will be established prior to the start date.

To Apply: Please send a cover letter, detailed resume (no page limit), professional references, and unofficial transcripts to Suzanne Sanders (suzanne_sanders@nps.gov) by January 31, 2021. Include a phone number and email address that you check regularly. If you are selected for an interview, you will be contacted by telephone in early February. No phone calls or emails, other than applications, please.

Aquatic invasive species summer research technician – Indiana University

The Muthukrishnan Lab at Indiana University is looking to hire for the following position:

Aquatic invasive species summer research technician

Agency: Indiana UniversityÃf¢ÒÂEURÃ’Â(tm)s Environmental Resilience Institute

Pay:    $12/hour ($440/week up to ~20 weeks)

Hours:  40 hours/week, May through September

Location:       Based in Bloomington, Indiana with frequent multi-day travel between Indiana, Wisconsin, and Minnesota- lodging and meals (per-diem) are covered while traveling

The summer research technician will assist in the fieldwork component of a project studying starry stonewort (Nitellopsis obtusa) invasions across a gradient of climates throughout the Midwest. Starry stonewort is a relatively new invasive aquatic alga that has been found in lakes around the Great Lakes. We will be conducting ecological surveys to help understand the effect starry stonewort is having on native communities in lakes.

Summer field technicians will be expected to help in the day to day fieldwork, including:

Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢    Driving small watercraft

Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢    Assisting divers from the boat or diving (if SCUBA certified)

Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢    Collecting data in the field

Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢    Identifying aquatic plants and sorting them

Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢    Driving between field sites

Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢    Technicians should be comfortable lifting 50+lbs and working long hours outside in all types of weather

Ideal qualifications and skills:

Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢    Pursuing or have completed a degree in Biology, Ecology, Limnology, Environmental Sciences, or a related field

Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢    SCUBA certification (preferred)

Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢    Boating experience- trailering and driving a boat (preferred)

Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢    Aquatic plant ID/experience identifying plants or experience using ID guides

This is a seasonal position, with no benefits, and an ideal start date in late April or early May. We will be traveling for long periods of time with multiple days off in between. Food and lodging costs will be covered during any research travel.

Due to COVID-19, travel plans are subject to change. The ideal candidate will be expected to follow proper precautions while traveling for work (wearing masks and staying distanced while indoors), and we as a team will be limiting time indoors as much as possible (ordering takeout instead of eating in etc.).

To apply, please email Carolyn Kalinowski at ckalino@iu.edu with a resume or CV and contact information for two references in a single PDF document. In your email, please state your availability for start/end dates. Also feel free to reach out with any questions about the position.

PhD Fellowships for students interested in Agricultural Biotechnology and genetic engineering

The Genetic Engineering and Society (GES) Center at NC State is now recruiting PhD students for our third and final cohort of students for the graduate training program in Agricultural Biotechnology in our evolving Food, Energy, and Water Systems (AgBioFEWS). This interdisciplinary, NSF-funded program is focused on biological and societal aspects of biotech/synbio in agriculture. Applicants from a wide range of disciplines—including the humanities, natural, and social sciences—as well as national and international students, are strongly encouraged to apply.

You can get a feel for the program by going to our website, where you can also check out the profiles of our first and second cohorts. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are recruiting AgBioFEWS Fellows this fall/winter for two years of AgBioFEWS classroom courses and field activities scheduled to begin August 2022. The application deadline is 2/1/21. (Note: Admitted students can begin their PhD work at NC State in August 2021 while engaging in our weekly seminar series).

The best applicants often come from referrals, and we would just ask you to take a moment to think about whether you know someone who might want to apply. If so, please forward the announcement below and put them in touch with the Program Coordinator, Dawn Rodriguez-Ward (dtward2@ncsu.edu).

Agricultural Research Technologist 2

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This position as Agricultural Research Technologist (2) at WSU-TFREC (WSU, Wenatchee, WA) will support the research activities in physiology and pomology (apple and pear) in tree crops in Washington. The incumbent will perform a wide range of duties including field and greenhouse research, laboratory analysis, fruit sorting, and quality analysis.  Applicant should feel comfortable working in adverse outdoor conditions including rain, snow, and extreme heat or cold independently or as part of a team. The incumbent must feel comfortable working on top of ladders and carry up to 50-55 pounds (25kg). Other required activities include data entry, written summary, statistical analysis, and preparation of graphics/presentations, reports and manuscripts. The incumbent will work in flower biology and thinning trials with focus on precision crop load production and final fruit quality. High level of capability in essential computer software (spreadsheets, word processing and presentation) and the ability to learn new software is required. Experience with data analysis platforms is highly desirable (e.g. SAS, R, Matlab, etc.) Job duties also include the ability to locate and purchase supplies, take care of instruments maintenance/calibration, schedule and execute activities independently, and learn new procedures and develop protocols as required. Experimental and analytical skills, precision, reliability, understanding and knowledge of research theory, excellent organizational and project management skills are required qualifications for this position. The incumbent will supervise the activities of hourly workers, assist graduate students in their projects and work with other technical staff and scientists to achieve project goals.  Required qualifications include bachelor’s degree in horticulture, biological, chemical, physical or agricultural sciences and have or be able to obtain a valid driver’s license at the time of hire. Preferred qualifications include experience in microscopy and 2-3 years of field experience in horticulture. Salary commensurate on education and experience.  Apply at https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwsujobs.com%2Fpostings%2F54287&data=04%7C01%7Cpat.anderson%40uconn.edu%7C4804712b090044340c4908d891f431ba%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C637419825320298347%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C1000&sdata=g%2F74jNASmoCtLRn1FtuNwpxw8SOKR2qbFYaBznVnV4g%3D&reserved=0 by the closing date of December 13, 2020. Please direct other questions regarding the position to Darla Ewald at dewald@wsu.edu. WSU is an EO/AA educator and employer.

Small grants program for ecology and conservation science – Black Rock Forest

We at Black Rock Forest (https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.blackrockforest.org%2F&data=04%7C01%7Cpat.anderson%40uconn.edu%7Cad44dec96c8a44f70b0e08d890624e62%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C637418099316669388%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C1000&sdata=FtF6VJdmAVG1mVYMPM4PJB8T2TD%2Ba%2BeoXtGz%2FwfwDys%3D&reserved=0) invite applications for our annual David Redden Conservation Science Fund Small Grants Program for scientific research at Black Rock Forest.

Grants of up to $6000US will be awarded on a competitive basis to fund scientific research conducted within or pertaining to Black Rock Forest, with a particular emphasis on research with applications to the conservation of species, populations, or ecosystems.

Applications from graduate students, post-doctoral scholars, and senior researchers are welcomed. Proposals from undergraduate and high school students are accepted if submitted in collaboration with the faculty who will directly supervise their research. Award funds can be used to purchase project supplies and equipment, to pay for processing of samples at external laboratory facilities, as stipends for students or research assistants, and/or to cover transportation or other incidental costs.

We are especially interested in proposals from underrepresented groups and those that utilize our new wireless mesh network: https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.blackrockforest.org%2Fnew-wireless-mesh-network&data=04%7C01%7Cpat.anderson%40uconn.edu%7Cad44dec96c8a44f70b0e08d890624e62%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C637418099316669388%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C1000&sdata=Y6dAwyyLWEzMwHICgqpXjdq5hqS1JG7Yy77PjEsk49o%3D&reserved=0

For guidelines, application materials, and more information on Black Rock Forest, please visit blackrockforest.org/research.

For questions, please call the Black Rock Forest office at 1-845-534-4517 or email our research manager, Kate Terlizzi: kterlizzi@blackrockforest.org.

Applications must be received by 17:00 (EST) January 29, 2021.

Black Rock Forest is an environmental nonprofit organization founded in 1989 to advance scientific understanding of the natural world. In addition to a nearly 1600 hectare forest, the organization runs a science field station with labs, classrooms and lodging for investigators and students in Cornwall, New York. The Forest features a wide variety of terrestrial and aquatic habitats and contains nearly 70km of forest roads and trails.

Field Technician position working out of Las Vegas, NV

The Chicago Botanic Garden is hiring a contract-funded Field Technician position for 20 months, stationed at the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) office in Las Vegas, Nevada. The position will be part of a team of two (1 botanist and 1 field technician) conducting restoration-sized operational native seed collections, developing proposed actions for National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) documents designed to protect and restore rare plant habitat, identify sites in need of restoration, and conduct small-scale restoration efforts, and survey and monitor rare plant species. The lead botanist will lead the team and coordinate and communicate with Chicago Botanic Garden and BLM staff to plan work and provide updates on project progress.

The position is anticipated to start February 1, 2021, working Monday through Thursday, 7 a.m. Ãf¢ÒÂEURҔ 5 p.m.

Qualifications and Experience Desired:

B.S. in botany, plant science, ecology, environmental science, or a related field

Strong plant identification skills (to species) and knowledge of plant taxonomy; strong knowledge of plant biology; familiarity with plants and ecosystems of the western United States

Experience scouting, planning, and conducting seed collections (through SOS programs or other seed handling/collecting work)

Experience maintaining accurate and detailed data records (in field and in electronic databases such as Excel/Access)

Experience working with agency, academic, private, or nonprofit partners to coordinate, plan, and execute fieldwork on public or private lands

Capable of conducting daily fieldwork in rough terrain in harsh environmental conditions and motivating a field crew through those tough conditions

Experience hiking and backcountry camping, and the willingness to do so for this position

Experience driving large field vehicles with four-wheel drive; driving on gravel and dirt roads; off-road driving

Proficiency in ArcGIS to display maps, visualize georeferenced data, and interface with GPS units

Experience with ArcCollector

Wilderness First Aid or other field safety training

This is a contract-funded position, salaried at 40 hours/week and $17.87/hour.

To Apply: Complete an application online at https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.chicagobotanic.org%2Fjobs&data=04%7C01%7Cpat.anderson%40uconn.edu%7Cad44dec96c8a44f70b0e08d890624e62%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C637418099316679386%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C1000&sdata=7yFuJoBHPgk4q5YQ5uc1EScbWo%2FbdCdlMIUuWXtx4KY%3D&reserved=0 (Requisition number: 801). Your application should include a Chicago Botanic Garden application along with a cover letter, resume, and the names of three professional references. Please send application materials to Chris Woolridge (cwoolridge@chicagobotanic.org) and Mj Kim (mkim@chicagobotanic.org). Questions about the position should be directed to Chris Woolridge at cwoolridge@chicagobotanic.org.

GIS Technical Intern Changing Landscapes Initiative

The Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute is offering an internship in GIS analysis as part of the Changing Landscapes Initiative. CLI is a joint spatial analysis and public engagement program utilizing both land use/land cover change modeling and scenario planning to inform land use decisions. Additionally, the program has now entered its next phase, where land use/land cover change models are being used to evaluate impacts to regional ecologic function. To that end, CLI is currently developing a method for assessing ecological integrity of landscapes using structural equation modeling.

This internship is intended for someone who wants to both refine and expand their quantitative and communication skill sets. The CLI team will provide opportunities for the intern to apply their knowledge to an authentic, ongoing scientific inquiry. The intern will learn alongside an experienced spatial analyst and landscape ecologist, to develop models using R and ArcGIS.

The intern will have access to a diverse set of real-world spatial data and the opportunity to refine their skills in R by both editing existing code and generating new code from scratch. The intern will also be introduced to, and develop proficiency in, the use of Dinamica EGO, a powerful modeling platform. Finally, the intern will gain first hand insight into how advanced spatial analysis is communicated to a variety of audiences (public, scientific, NGO) with the goal of integrating CLI science into regional planning and policy.

Learning Objectives:

Interns will have the chance to learn and develop quantitative and communication skills by:

-Preparing spatial data for advanced analysis

-Performing descriptive analyses in both ArcMap and R

-Writing, editing and running R scripts

-Creating aesthetically compelling cartographic products

-Assisting with data management

-Occasionally assisting with outreach efforts

Qualifications:

Interns with the following will benefit the most from this opportunity:

-Degree in geography, ecology, environmental science or related field

-Experience manipulating spatial data to meet analytical needs (projections, raster/polygon conversion, subset selection)

-Experience synthesizing and summarizing diverse spatial data sets of varying formats

-Proven ability to write and edit R scripts

-Experience with basic statistics and ability to perform simple exploratory analyses

-Interest in biogeography, landscape ecology/change and a desire to learn

-Experience with land use modeling or species distribution modeling

-Experience with the use of python in ArcMap

Stipend:

$1,700 per month

Location:

Following ongoing COVID-19 safety policies, this internship will be offered fully remotely. The intern must provide their own computer and a stable internet connection. The Smithsonian will provide a remote desktop connection for all file storage and computational processing needs.

Term of appointment:

This is a six-month, full-time (40 hours per week) internship starting in late February/early March 2021 with the possibility of extension.

Application deadline(s):

Sunday, December 6, 2020

How to Apply:

Go to: solaa.si.edu. Select “Don’t have an account? Create an account” and complete the information to create an account.

As you fill out your account information, be sure to include the following:

-Basic personal information

-Professional resume or CV

-A single-page essay addressing the following points:

–The experiences and education you feel have prepared you for this internship

–What you hope to learn through this internship

–Your future academic or career goals and how this internship would help you prepare for them

-Transcripts from your current and/or previous institutions. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable.

-Letters of reference are NOT required at this time

Once you create your account and provide the information above, you will see a screen where you select the type of appointment you are interested in. You will select:

Type of appointment: Ãf¢ÒÂEURÃ’ÂoeInternshipÃf¢ÒÂEURҝ

Unit of interest: Ãf¢ÒÂEURÃ’ÂoeNational Zoological ParkÃf¢ÒÂEURҝ

Program: Ãf¢ÒÂEURÃ’ÂoeChanging Landscapes Initiative GIS InternshipÃf¢ÒÂEURҝ

IMPORTANT: Your application is considered complete when you hit Ãf¢ÒÂEURÃ’ÂoeSubmit.Ãf¢ÒÂEURҝ Your SOLAA submitted application with references must be received by the deadlines as noted above.

For Additional Information

If you have any questions or issues during the process, please contact lab manager Craig Fergus at fergusc@si.edu.

Research technician in plant population biology

The Peterson lab in the Plant Biology Department at the University of Georgia is seeking a full-time research technician in plant population biology (https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.plantbio.uga.edu%2Fdirectory%2Fpeople%2Fmegan-peterson&data=04%7C01%7Cpat.anderson%40uconn.edu%7C89fe240f15874f9b20b108d88e066f1b%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C637415505593056439%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C1000&sdata=zbl3B%2F365jldIbE4CcKCU6DIUK5E2MiMmfm1uYJEp44%3D&reserved=0).

The technician will contribute to a variety of field, greenhouse, and lab experiments investigating plant population responses to climate change. Ongoing projects in the lab include 1) shifts in flowering time and plant-pollinator interactions in the Rocky Mountains, 2) demography and local adaptation to climate in arctic/alpine tundra species, and 3) population viability of granite outcrop endemics in the southeast. The position will be based in Athens, GA for most of the year but involve travel to remote field sites for specific projects, including field research at Niwot Ridge, CO in June-July. Responsibilities will include growing/maintaining plants in the greenhouse, contributing to field experiments, data management, ordering lab supplies, and routine lab work.

The ideal candidate will be interested in pursuing a career in ecology, environmental sciences, or evolutionary biology, and have demonstrated abilities in critical thinking, organization, and working as part of a team. Candidates should have a bachelor’s degree in a relevant field (organismal biology or environmental science), previous field research experience, and the ability and willingness to engage in physically strenuous or uncomfortable activities (e.g., hiking at high elevation, carrying heavy equipment, working outdoors under a variety of weather conditions). Candidates from under-represented backgrounds are especially encouraged to apply!

The position has an anticipated start date of January 2021, but is open to negotiation for strong candidates. Annual salary range is $30,000 – $35,000 depending on education level and prior experience, and includes competitive benefits. Athens is a vibrant university community close to Atlanta with exceptional music, food, and natural areas to enjoy (https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.admissions.uga.edu%2Fexperience%2Fathens%2F&data=04%7C01%7Cpat.anderson%40uconn.edu%7C89fe240f15874f9b20b108d88e066f1b%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C637415505593056439%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C1000&sdata=21gl3iuwMBvLXOxkSWGkkYG917yPI1RMEecH5nycA0U%3D&reserved=0). Interested candidates can apply for the position here: https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ugajobsearch.com%2Fpostings%2F176643&data=04%7C01%7Cpat.anderson%40uconn.edu%7C89fe240f15874f9b20b108d88e066f1b%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C637415505593056439%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C1000&sdata=nfuML5%2F%2FDuOog2PzKya%2ByNCM2DuIZIhKWVANSE4FJoI%3D&reserved=0. Please contact Megan Peterson (megan.peterson2@uga.edu) with any questions about the position. Review of applications will begin December 1.

Undergraduate Research in Plant Biology at the University of Nebraska – Lincoln

Undergraduate Research in Plant Biology at the University of Nebraska – Lincoln

REU: Expanding Opportunities in Agricultural Sciences, 1890-1862 Land Grant Universities

UNL’s Center for Plant Science Innovation welcomes applications for their new Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program.  Gain research experience in the plant sciences and engage in professional development during the summer 2021.  Students from 1890 Land Grant Universities (https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.aplu.org%2Fmembers%2Fcouncils%2F1890-universities%2Fcouncil-of-1890s-institutions.html&data=04%7C01%7Cpat.anderson%40uconn.edu%7C89fe240f15874f9b20b108d88e066f1b%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C637415505593036457%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C1000&sdata=wApjBdDpHhM71IdY58ybyCWUCaDmDpVs4L1kxR5qWVw%3D&reserved=0) are especially encouraged to apply.

Read here about the REU program and possible research projects and mentors:

https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.unl.edu%2Fsummerprogram%2Freu-expanding-opportunities-agricultural-sciences-1890-1862-land-grant-university&data=04%7C01%7Cpat.anderson%40uconn.edu%7C89fe240f15874f9b20b108d88e066f1b%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C637415505593046449%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C1000&sdata=m5z%2BOo5PtKGkLxEAXPHAXbFyZtBq5rheCKokPOWJJ%2Bo%3D&reserved=0

In addition to research experience and professional development opportunities, REU students will receive:

–    Competitive stipend: $5,000

–    Suite-style room and meal plan

–    Travel expenses to and from Lincoln

–    Campus parking and/or bus pass

–    Full access to the Campus Recreation Center and campus library system

–    Wireless internet access

For more information, contact Nicole Busboom, nbusboom@nebraska.edu

Multiple positions – Crew Leader Development Program, AmeriCorps Education

Title: Crew Leader Development Program (CLDP)

Reports to: Program Director

Location: Salida, CO

Status: Seasonal, Full-time, ExemptâÂEUR¯âÂEUR¯

Start/end date: March 30, 2020 âÂEUR” Early November 2021

Living Stipend: $500 / week

Benefits: $4,266 AmeriCorps Education Award (Value may change depending on term of service), Food provided while in the field, uniforms, USFS recognized Chainsaw & Crosscut certification, Mental Health First Aid Training,âÂEUR¯Wilderness First Responder & CPR/AED certification

Multiple positions opened until filled.âÂEUR¯

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Southwest Conservation Corps:

The Southwest Conservation Corps (SCC) is a non-profit, AmeriCorps-affiliated organization, whose mission is to empower individuals to positively impact their lives, their communities, and the environment. The SCC Los Valles office is located on the ancestral lands of the Ute people, in Salida Colorado, and serves the Arkansas River Valley and the San Luis Valley: the two valleys, or los valles. The SCC Los Valles Adult Program engages motivated young adults, ages 18 – 30, to complete challenging and impactful conservation and service projects. Projects may include, trail construction & maintenance, habitat improvement, invasive species mitigation, hazardous fuels reduction, habitat restoration, and local environmental service projects.  Crews may also complete technical and/or specialized projects depending on project partner needs, including disaster relief if the opportunity arises.

Position Summary:âÂEUR¯

Crews consist of 6 members and 2 leaders. Crews work in front and backcountry locations in all weather conditions. The standard schedule consists of 8 days on-hitch and 6 days off with some exceptions. On-hitch, crewsâÂEURÂ(tm) camps together, prepare all meals together and work together as a group to complete all chores.âÂEUR¯SCC does not provide accommodations off-hitch and AmeriCorps (AC) Crew Leader Develop Program (CLDP) members will be responsible for their own accommodations during that time.

The AmeriCorpsâÂEUR¯CLDPâÂEUR¯is aâÂEUR¯two-phase program.âÂEUR¯The basic program structure will include:âÂEUR¯âÂEUR¯

  *   1st phase: 8 weeks of training with experienced SCC crew leaders and staff. Trainings will include: Introduction to SCC mission, policies, and procedures, restorative justice, trauma-informed care, risk management, managing crew dynamics, front and backcountry living,âÂEUR¯Leave No Trace, USFS recognized Chainsaw and Crosscut training, technical trail skills, project management, partner relations, logistics, and Wilderness Medicine (WFR). Schedule during Crew Leader Training may vary.

  *   2nd phase: Co-leading adult conservation crews. While co-leading,âÂEUR¯CLDP members will be responsible for project management, as well as the care and wellbeing ofâÂEUR¯aâÂEUR¯6 person crew, completing conservation projects on public lands, such as trail restoration, native planting, disaster deployment, habitat rehabilitation or fencing, invasive species removal, chainsaw, or various public recreational facility improvements. Leaders in Development are responsible for the physical and emotional well-being of the crew.âÂEUR¯

Required Skills

  *   AmeriCorps members must be able to pass a criminal background check.âÂEUR¯

  *   Past conservation experience preferred but not required.âÂEUR¯

  *   Professionalism: Members must be willing to follow and enforce all SCC policies, maintain professional boundaries, communicate effectively with partners, members, peers, and SCC staff, and appropriately represent SCC and AmeriCorps.

  *   Leadership:âÂEUR¯Experience, or a strong desire to lead and mentor a diverse group of young adults (ages 18-30). Ability to manage and participate in day-to-day details of crew life. Ability to listen, willingness to receive feedback, and desire to grow.âÂEUR¯âÂEUR¯

  *   Adaptability:âÂEUR¯Projects entail uncertainty and include variable living conditions and last-minute changes. Members must be patient and maintain a positive perspective. âÂEUR¯

  *   Community Building:âÂEUR¯Strong desire to help others grow as individuals while building cohesiveness in a group. Members must be willing to work hard, respect others’ viewpoints, be committed to equity, be inclusive of differing backgrounds, and embrace diversity.

  *   Environmental Stewardship:âÂEUR¯Members must engage leave no trace principles pertaining to public land stewardship and management.

  *   Fitness:âÂEUR¯SCC projects are physically demanding! 10 hour-long workdays consist of hiking, backpacking, heavy lifting, and repetitive motions using tools. Projects often take place at elevation âÂEUR” above 8,500âÂEURÂ(tm) âÂEUR” and in variable weather conditions. Members must confront conditions while leading their crew to do the same.âÂEUR¯âÂEUR¯

  *   Corps Member Development:âÂEUR¯Experience or strong desire to learn and participate as an outdoor educator and mentor.âÂEUR¯âÂEUR¯ âÂEUR¯âÂEUR¯

Required Experience

Minimum Requirements:

  *   Driving:âÂEUR¯ Must be 21, or have had a driverâÂEURÂ(tm)s license for 3 consecutive years with a clean driving record (insurable by SCC), and a current driverâÂEURÂ(tm)s license.

  *   Education: At a minimum, CLDP members must be high school graduates, GED recipients, working toward attaining a high school diploma or GED during their term of service. CLDP members obtain either a diploma or GED before using an education award.âÂEUR¯âÂEUR¯

  *   Citizenship: Members must provide primary documentation of status as a U.S. citizen or National, OR primary documentation of status as a lawful permanent resident alien of the United States.

Essential Functions:âÂEUR¯

  *   Frequently required to walk, hike, sit, talk, and listen.âÂEUR¯

  *   Required to use hands to operate objects and tools, and to reach with hands and arms.âÂEUR¯

  *   Regularly lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.âÂEUR¯

  *   Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision and the ability to focus.âÂEUR¯

  *   Required to drive an SCC vehicleâÂEUR¯

  *   Enforce all SCC policies. SCC is a substance-free work environment. All must refrain from the use of tobacco products, vaping, alcohol, and drugs while in the program.âÂEUR¯

  *   Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functionsâÂEUR¯

For SCC Los Valles equity is a core value. To put power behind this statement, we prioritize and encourage opportunities for Black, Indigenous, Queer, Trans, and Women of Color (QTBIPOC). Interested candidates are encouraged to contact ben@conservationlegacy.org for inquiries and submit an application on our website at sccorps.org for the LOS VALLES region.

Interested to learn about the CLDP experience? Want support in preparing your application? Contact ttaylor@conservationlegacy.org

Research Assistant on Grassland Ecosystem Services and Climate Resilience, Archbold Biological Station

Position Overview: Archbold Biological StationÃf¢ÒÂEURÃ’Â(tm)s Buck Island Ranch (BIR; https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.archbold-station.org%2F&data=04%7C01%7Cpat.anderson%40uconn.edu%7C4e1d8c9975ab411d452d08d88baaf632%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C637412913874043134%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C1000&sdata=JXQ49r2SX6GGPjMxMMD79A32u7OBt%2B8gqkaQR9x8%2BpU%3D&reserved=0) seeks a full time research assistant to work on a recently funded project that will address how land management and grazing regime interact to affect grassland ecosystem services under future precipitation scenarios.

Main Responsibilities: The research assistant will assist with the set up of the several rainout shelters and collect data on aboveground net primary productivity (ANPP), forage nutritive value, and plant species composition in response to precipitation and grazing treatments.  ANPP will be measured using the moveable exclosure method. Lab work will include weighing and drying biomass, grinding biomass and preparing samples for tissue analysis. The research assistant may also assist with measurements of belowground processes (root biomass, decomposition, net N mineralization/nitrification).  The research assistant will assist with the set up of an automated rainfall manipulation system (Gherardi and Sala 2013) and shelters will be removable to allow cattle grazing.  The RA will maintain the rainfall shelters and ensure functionality –  these include solar panels, batteries and float switches.  The RA will manage the implementation of the grazing intensity treatments (low, medium, and high) defined on the basis of target post-grazing stubble heights and will close gates when target vegetation heights are reached. The RA will also manage one 6-month intern per year that will assist with RA duties.

Location: The position is located at ArchboldÃf¢ÒÂEURÃ’Â(tm)s Buck Island Ranch, in Lake Placid, FL, a full-scale working cattle ranch at BIR, which provides a unique platform for long-term agro-ecology research.

The successful research assistant will be supervised by Dr. Betsey (Elizabeth) Boughton (BIR; https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.archbold-station.org%2F&data=04%7C01%7Cpat.anderson%40uconn.edu%7C4e1d8c9975ab411d452d08d88baaf632%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C637412913874053128%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C1000&sdata=actbOYYX5hOBxi1Ncum7f0xLdd8t0ug3im2YB5%2B9RMM%3D&reserved=0 ), and will interact with Dr. Jiangxiao Qiu (https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fjiangxiaoqiu.weebly.com%2F&data=04%7C01%7Cpat.anderson%40uconn.edu%7C4e1d8c9975ab411d452d08d88baaf632%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C637412913874053128%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C1000&sdata=cM9RnF2YrenxiTY7i9UfQUFwil5fAO%2BeZFAOIUQsk9o%3D&reserved=0); and students from University of Florida

Required qualifications: A bachelorÃf¢ÒÂEURÃ’Â(tm)s degree in biology, environmental science, ecology, or related field; basic computer skills (MS Word, Excel).

Preferred qualifications: experience in field ecology research Ãf¢ÒÂEURҔ preferably plant related; experience working on ranches or farms; experience working with environmental monitoring equipment (solar panels, batteries, soil moisture probes, etc). Some experience with building or carpentry or willingness to learn. Experienced team leader and good written and oral communication skills. Demonstrated problem solver.

Anticipated start date:  January 2021

Deadline: Review of applications will start on Dec 17, 2020.

The position is located at BIR, a 10,500-acre cattle ranch near Lake Placid, FL, with shared housing available on site.  This is a full-time position for 1 year, but can be extended to 3 years if performance is satisfactory. Competitive salary with full benefits.  Applicants should send 1) a letter of application, 2) a resume or CV with relevant coursework and experience, and 3) names, phone numbers and e-mail addresses for three references to Dr. Betsey Boughton at eboughton@archbold-station.org .  Please put Ãf¢ÒÂEURÃ’ÂoeRA for climate resilienceÃf¢ÒÂEURҝ in the email subject line. Application deadline is Dec 17, 2020, and the position will remain open until filled.  Contact Dr. Boughton via e-mail for more information.

Osa Conservation is hiring a Research Field Assistant for our Wildlife Program

Osa Conservation is hiring a Wildlife Research Field Assistant. You can

learn more about the position and Osa Conservation by visiting our website

*Osa Conservation – Wildlife Research Field Assistant (9-months; January âÂEUR”

October 2021) *

Food and accommodation included at the Osa Conservation Campus – Osa

Peninsula, Costa Rica.

Monthly stipend included – dependent on experience.

*Wildlife Research Field Assistant position summary *

The Osa Conservation Wildlife ProgramâÂEURÂ(tm)s mission is to protect, restore and

safeguard OsaâÂEURÂ(tm)s wildlife for future generations. It does this by combating

four major threats: 1) poaching, 2) data gaps in wildlife populations, 3)

habitat fragmentation and 4) climate change. The program combats these four

major threats via executing ecosystem-scale data collection, trailing and

implementing conservation technologies, and recruiting region-wide

stakeholder participation and citizen science to restore degraded and

disconnected habitats and rewild lost wildlife populations. These actions

allow long-term viable wildlife populations to be restored and maintained

for healthy ecosystem function.

The Wildlife Research Field Assistant will assist Osa ConservationâÂEURÂ(tm)s

wildlife team with field work efforts to assess the health and status of

OsaâÂEURÂ(tm)s wildlife community and explore new approaches to overcome the

challenges listed above. They will do this by executing region-scale

wildlife assessments, trialling rewilding techniques, assessing the success

of restoration approaches and implementing technology in monitoring and

protection efforts.

*Role and Responsibilities:*

Ò·         Execute wildlife monitoring via traditional survey techniques and

data entry in the 40 Osa Verde Experimental Restoration Plots as part of a

team. Including dung beetle pitfall trapping, bird point counts, butterfly

trapping, amphibian surveys and mammal camera trapping.

Ò·         Execute regular monitoring and maintenance of artificial nest

boxes (bird and bat) via camera trapping and endoscopes, compile and

analyse results for a short communication/publication.

Ò·         Assist the restoration team with tree growth and mortality

measuring in the 40 Osa Verde experimental restoration plots.

Ò·         Maintain and monitor white-lipped peccary food banks and tapir

mineral licks.

Ò·         Utilize and become an ambassador for citizen science apps

(iNaturalist, eBird, Instant Wild and eMammal) to monitor the incredible

biodiversity of a tropical rainforest system.

Ò·         Assist the tree climbing team to maintain and install

connectivity tools (rope bridges) and canopy camera traps to monitor

success and wildlife movements.

Ò·         Work alongside Osa Conservations Media and Communications

Coordinator to design, create and execute an impactful Wild Cat

Conservation media campaign and a Ridge-to-Reef Photography Competition.

Ò·         Assist the wildlife team in region-wide field work activities and

social surveys.

Ò·         Create content for personal and organizational social media

accounts to promote the work of the wildlife program and communicate

stories of a young wildlife biologist in the field.

Ò·         Execute monthly equipment cleaning and inventory and data

management checks.

Ò·         Attend bi-weekly science meetings to interact with Osa

Conservations science team and outside researchers.

*Skills and Attributes Required:*

Ò·         BSc degree in a wildlife, environmental or conservation topic or

in the process of completing one.

Ò·         Fluent in English and Spanish (Oral and Written).

Ò·         Knowledge and experience in wildlife monitoring surveys.

Ò·         Physically fit and able to work long hours in a difficult and

harsh environment.

Ò·         Good team member with excellent communication skillsâÂEUR” able to

live and work with a multicultural team.

Ò·         Able to live in basic living conditions and tropical rainforest

conservation campus.

Ò·         Hard working and passionate with a desire to learn and improve âÂEUR”

willing to put the hard work in to go the extra mile for conservation

efforts and personal career development.

Ò·         Excellent computer skills with a confidence in all Microsoft and

Google programs.

To apply send your CV and cover letter (including links to your social

media accounts) with subject title âÂEURÂoeWildlife RFA 2021âÂEUR to Wildlife Program

Coordinator eleanorflatt@osacosnervation.org by the 30th November 2020.

Research funding from the Lepidopterists’ Society – undergrad funding available

Students (graduate or undergraduate) studying Lepidoptera can apply for research funding from the Lepidopterists’ Society as part of the Ron Leuschner Memorial Fund for Research on the Lepidoptera. The deadline is January 15, 2021. Application is on the awards page for the Society https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Flepsoc.org%2Fcontent%2Fawards&data=04%7C01%7Cpat.anderson%40uconn.edu%7C7bd5c6c2469d43a9c36f08d886f4082b%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C637407729966731042%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C1000&sdata=4eS1Fy2ZmDXDkTIfAGyv4qZE3DdZ0XUBHp3JJAsm0iM%3D&reserved=0. Contact Shannon Murphy (email address on the application) with any questions!

Seasonal Position (Apply Now): Invasive Species Survey Technician – Southwest Michigan CISMA

POSITION SUMMARY

The Invasive Species Survey Technician organizes and facilitates surveys of public and private property to monitor the presence and absence of the invasive insect, hemlock woolly adelgid (Ãf¢ÒÂEURÃ’ÂoeHWAÃf¢ÒÂEURҝ; Adelges tsugae) throughout southwest Michigan. Primary responsibilities include surveying land for hemlock trees and HWA; data recording, tracking, and submission; and HWA outreach and education. This will be the third season of HWA surveys, and the Invasive Species Survey Technician will pick up where the last technicians left off. Surveys will be conducted with the Strike Team Coordinator and training will be provided.

BACKGROUND INFORMATION

The SWxSW Corner Cooperative Invasive Species Management Area (CISMA) is a collaborative organization that works with regional partners to minimize the impact of invasive species in Berrien, Cass, and Van Buren Counties. The CISMA works to help citizens, land owners, and land managers understand and manage invasive species in our area. The CISMA strives to help municipalities and homeowners recognize and manage the threats of invasive species.

COMPENSATION

The Invasive Species Survey Technician is a seasonal position, working up to 40 hours/week for up to 25 weeks. This position is not exempt from overtime requirements, with an hourly wage of $13-15/hour depending on experience. Seasonal positions are not eligible for benefits except those required by law.

POSITION DATES

Start date: December 16th (flexible)

End date: April-May (flexible; this is dependent upon HWA phenology)

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE

-Formal Education or Equivalent

At least one season of field experience

Some education in relevant Natural Resource, Biology, or Ecology field preferred

Related Work Experience

Background in natural resource management (invasive species identification preferred)

Experience with data recording, managing, and tracking

Experience in Michigan plant identification preferred

-Skills

Must be able to work efficiently outdoors in varying conditions and terrain

Able to deal with physically demanding work in inclement weather

Strong organizational skills

Strong and proven team-player AND self-motivated worker

Strong knowledge of plant identification and regional invasive species preferred

Must be able to navigate off trail or in the backcountry, execute transect paths, use a compass & map and/or GPS unit

Excellent verbal and written communication skills in the English language, able to work with the public while completing field work, make phone calls, and send professional emails

Proficient in use of Microsoft Office Suite

Ability to become proficient in HWA visual identification and convey HWA information to the public after on-the-job training

Proficient knowledge of ArcMap, ArcOnline and Garmin handheld GPS preferred

-Other

Able to work flexible hours

Must maintain a valid driverÃf¢ÒÂEURÃ’Â(tm)s license and possess a (registered, insured) vehicle for use during work hours (approved mileage will be reimbursed)

RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES

-Program Implementation (90%)

Works with Strike Team Coordinator and partners to survey for HWA and elongate hemlock scale

Survey for HWA primarily in Allegan County, with some time in Berrien and Van Buren Counties, and possibly in Cass County

Works with private property owners to obtain written permission to survey their properties

Follows HWA detection survey and decontamination protocols

Works with CISMA staff to submit suspected HWA samples to the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development

Enters and edits survey data in ArcMap and ArcOnline primarily using tablets for field data collection

Creates maps in ArcMap/QGIS for field use or for depicting survey plans, priorities, completion, and/or current status of invasive species

Communicates with partners and the public on invasive species, especially HWA, both in the field and at events

-Services/Other (10%)

Performs other assignments as required

WORKING CONDITIONS

The SWxSW Corner CISMA works primarily out of the Van Buren Conservation District office, located in Paw Paw, Michigan. When in the field, technicians will primarily survey in Allegan, Berrien, and Van Buren Counties. This will involve considerable driving in company and/or personal vehicles. Field work may involve traversing uneven, boggy, and snow-covered terrain in a wide range of temperatures and conditions, including snow and rain. This may require strenuous hikes and lifting equipment and materials of up to 40 pounds. The Invasive Species Survey Technician must be ready and willing to work in a variety of conditions, as well as travel through the CISMAÃf¢ÒÂEURÃ’Â(tm)s entire service area. Successful applicants must have consistent access to appropriate cold-weather clothing. For decontamination purposes, technicians must launder or tumble dry clothing every night. Applicants should consider the availability of laundry facilities when applying. Due to COVID-19, applicants should be proactive in practicing social distancing, and should be aware that they will share space with at least the Strike Team Coordinator during surveys. Office work can be done on a work-from-home basis until it is safe to return to the office.

TO APPLY

Please email a 1-2 page resume (including references) and a cover letter stating your suitability for the position based on required knowledge and skills to the Strike Team Coordinator, Abbie Bristol at:

abigale.bristol@macd.org

No calls please.

Applications must be received no later than 5 PM EST, Monday, 30 November 2020

The Xerces Society’s 2021 DeWind Awards for Lepidoptera Research

The Xerces Society is now accepting applications for two awards for research into Lepidoptera conservation

Joan Mosenthal DeWind was a pioneering member of the Xerces Society. A psychiatric social worker by profession, she was also an avid butterfly gardener and an accomplished amateur lepidopterist. Her contributions of time, organizational expertise, and financial support were essential to the early growth and success of the Xerces Society, and helped found a robust organization that has continued to expand in the decades since and become a conservation leader. In Joan’s memory, Bill DeWind established this student research endowment fund. Award amounts are determined annually, but are a minimum of $3,750 each.

Submission Requirements: The DeWind Awards are given to students who are engaged in studies and research leading to a university degree related to Lepidoptera conservation and who intend to continue to work in this field. All proposals must be written by the student researcher. Proposed research should have a clear connection to Lepidoptera conservation and must be completed within one year from receiving funds. Applicants may be graduate or undergraduate students; however, please note that all but one awardee, to date, have been pursuing graduate research. Applications from countries outside the United States will be considered but must be written in English and international applicant work cannot involve work in the United States.

Submission Deadline: The submission deadline is Sunday, January 3, 2021, at 11:59 PM PST. Award winners will be announced by March 31, 2021, with initial awards payments sent out by June 2021.

For more information on how to apply, and to view previous winners, please visit: https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fxerces.org%2Fdewind&data=04%7C01%7Cpat.anderson%40uconn.edu%7Ca02442f69b2147c2739808d8862aa472%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C637406865150916525%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C1000&sdata=GRvmdUjH%2BCQ2kjdesYxeXjvZmWJT0YOT%2Bavk56hpApc%3D&reserved=0.

The DeWind FAQs page can be viewed here: https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fxerces.org%2Fdewind%2Ffaqs&data=04%7C01%7Cpat.anderson%40uconn.edu%7Ca02442f69b2147c2739808d8862aa472%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C637406865150916525%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C1000&sdata=bNeaWN%2BQZZuIqBHAvPYFfMzH5V3RJbw30XSY9ilYAmA%3D&reserved=0

Forest Service – Forest Inventory and Analysis Outreach Notice; Forestry Technician (Crew Member)

https://fsoutreach.gdcii.com/

 

 

Date: Thu,  5 Nov 2020 19:56:22

From: “Rigsby, Kathryn – FS” <kathryn.a.rigsby@usda.gov>

Subject: ******Forest Service – Forest Inventory and Analysis Outreach Notice; Forestry Technician (Crew Member)*****

OUTREACH NOTICE

USDA Forest Service

Forest Inventory and Analysis (FIA) Data Collection Team

Temporary Seasonal (1039) Crew Member GS-0462-05/06

    PLEASE REPLY by November 11, 2020

We are outreaching for opportunities to join our 2021 Data Collection Team! Currently, we anticipate hiring up to 15 seasonal 1039 positions to any of our 16 satellite duty locations in Washington, Oregon and California (see outreach response form for full list). Positions will be filled based on changes in current work force at the start of the 2021 Field Season.

About the positions:

The PNWRS FIA unit is part of a nationwide program which collects, processes, analyzes, evaluates, and publishes comprehensive information on forest and other related renewable resources.

These Crew Member positions will support sampling field plots located on a systematic grid across all land ownerships and will be almost entirely field based. A wide variety of information is collected in the inventory, including: tree measurements; forest pathogens; understory vegetation composition and structure; stand treatments and disturbances; down woody material measurements; and land ownership. The areas sampled for the Forest Inventory by the PNW Research Station cover a diversity of ecological communities.

All field staff work under the direction of a State Coordinator. Forestry Technician Crew Members join a crew of up to four individuals and report directly to Crew Leaders at their duty location. Data collection efforts require significant travel (40-80%) with lodging in motels/hotels in addition to backpacking/camping. In all areas, work conditions are arduous. In some locations the work day often exceeds 10 hours. Work may be performed in inclement weather (cold, heat, rain, snow) and on rugged, steep, slippery, and/or brushy slopes. Significant amounts of on-trail and off-trail hiking is required. Field crews must carry a 45lb pack daily, with pack weights sometimes exceeding 60lbs. Exposure to hazards such as poison oak, bears, and insects is common. Travel by helicopter, stock animal, or boat may be required.

IF YOU’RE INTERESTED…

If you are interested in these vacancies, please use the attached response form to express your interest by November 11, 2020. Applicants are encouraged to provide their resume tailored to this opportunity. You can send your responses electronically to: SM.FS.pnw_fia_jobs@usda.gov. Please use the subject line “Forestry Technician”.

Note: For information on temporary crew member vacancies with the Coastal Alaska FIA program, please contact Sarah Ellison at: 907-227-3963, or via email at: SM.FS.AFSLOutreach@usda.gov.

Please forward to those who may be of interest!

Shortened Deadline- Dauphin Island Sea Lab Mammal Internship

Date: Wed,  4 Nov 2020 15:40:36

From: privateemail320764@community.esa.org

Subject: Shortened Deadline- Dauphin Island Sea Lab Mammal Internship

Due to an overwhelming response of applicants to the recently posted

opening for the Dauphin Island Sea Lab Alabama Marine Mammal Stranding

Network’s Spring 2021 Internship, we have shortened the deadline. The new

deadline is NOVEMBER 15TH, 2020 AT 11:59 PM. If you are interested in

applying, please do so before the new deadline.

The Alabama Marine Mammal Stranding Network (ALMMSN) located at the Dauphin

Island Sea Lab (DISL) in Dauphin Island, AL, is recruiting a highly

motivated intern to assist with marine mammal stranding response in coastal

Alabama waters. ALMMSN is a cooperative regional stranding network partner

and works in conjunction with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric

Administration’s National Marine Fisheries Service and the US Fish and

Wildlife Service to respond to dolphin, whale, and manatee strandings. Our

primary goal is to enhance reporting and response efforts for marine mammal

strandings to ensure collection of consistent, high-quality data that are

used to evaluate causes of strandings and/or death. This internship is a

physically demanding position, as field response and necropsy events often

create long days in a variety of weather conditions. This intern will gain

useful knowledge, skills, and experience in the fields of marine biology

and marine mammalogy.

Internship Dates: 3 to 5 months starting February 2021 (3 month minimum;

may be extended based on intern performance and availability; start/end

dates flexible)

Daily duties include: Field stranding response, data collection, data

management, participation in necropsy events, sample handling, and

equipment/lab maintenance/cleaning. The intern will also have the

opportunity to complete an independent research project based on their

interests, which will culminate in a presentation at the end of the

internship.

Qualification requirements:

– be a student or recent graduate (0-2 years) of a biology/marine

biology, marine science, oceanography, zoology or related program;

– have interest in marine mammal biology, physiology and anatomy;

– have a valid driver’s license and clean driving record;

– be 18 years or older;

– be physically fit, able to lift at least 50 lbs, and a strong

swimmer;

– have the ability to endure unpleasant field conditions including

temperatures between 30F-100F, rain, humidity and biting insects;

– have knowledge of digital SLR cameras and lenses;

– have the ability to work at least 30 hrs/week including one

weekend day per week (nights and holidays may be required as necessary with

fieldwork).

This position is paid. Intern is responsible for providing their own

housing and transport to DISL. Assistance finding housing can be provided.

Applicants must be eligible to legally reside in the U.S. for the duration

of the internship period. International applicants are accepted; however,

no visa assistance can be provided.

Interested applicants must send a cover letter, CV and dates of

availability to almmsn@disl.org  by NOVEMBER 15TH, 2020 AT 11:59 PM to be

considered.

Preference will be given to applicants who can stay through the entire

internship period. Application review will begin immediately.

More information about ALMMSN and the Marine Ecosystem Response Laboratory

can be found at https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Falmmsn.disl.org%2F&amp;data=04%7C01%7Cpat.anderson%40uconn.edu%7C96a654c01807434c780508d88183260b%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C637401747592937155%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C1000&amp;sdata=QGkrDCwlDjfXc8ZJUVe699tIaYObfizBTqXVSeWSlbU%3D&amp;reserved=0,

https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.disl.edu%2Fresearch%2Fmarine-mammal-research-program&amp;data=04%7C01%7Cpat.anderson%40uconn.edu%7C96a654c01807434c780508d88183260b%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C637401747592937155%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C1000&amp;sdata=Ww62juK0NARIQ6di4oLgyXjd3xSAV3Nr%2Ff%2BhIDyoWHo%3D&amp;reserved=0 or by

contacting ALMMSN at almmsn@disl.org.

Summer 2021 Student Internships

The USDA Forest Service Research Laboratory in Irvine, Pennsylvania will be offering up to four OneUSDA Pathways Internship Program positions for summer 2020. Interns will be hired in the GS-0499: Biological and Natural Sciences Technician series at either a GS-03 salary ($12.95/hr) or GS-04 level ($14.54/hr), depending on college experience. The positions are open only to students enrolled in college.

The work will be conducted in and around the Allegheny National Forest of northwestern Pennsylvania and consists of surveying long-term vegetation monitoring plots in a project examining how reductions in deer populations affect understory plant communities.  Botanical/taxonomic skills are highly sought after, given the work will consist of vegetation surveys.  Housing is available at a modest cost at both locations. The hiring window will open in next week on USAJobs.gov. I encourage any interested folks to email me (alejandro.royodesedas@usda.gov  ) their name, contact info, and a CV. When the hiring window opens, I’ll contact all interested folks to let them know to get their applications in ASAP and to provide helpful hints to shepherd you through the sometimes complex USDA hiring process.

UConn Green Careers Panel Opportunity for Students

The UConn Office of Sustainability is excited to announce that we will be hosting our second annual Green Careers Panel virtually, next Monday, October 26th 5:30PM-7PM. We have a rather interdisciplinary and diverse panel lined up, ranging from professionals with backgrounds of community engagement, environmental/water engineering, infrastructure and development, research, communication, and economics, all with careers relating to sustainability or the environment. As equitable solutions are now on the forefront of a growing number of students’ minds, we hope that this panel may serve as an opportunity for students to gain professional development skills and learn more about how their interests intersect with sustainability work. We ask that you pass this along to your classes or students who may be interested! Students can RSVP using this link: https://forms.gle/sNnvZCL8kRFAyMBb6. I have also attached a flyer and some additional information for the event below!

Predator Research Technician – 3 openings

Job Title: Predator Research Technician
Agency: Purdue University, Department of Forestry and Natural Resources
Location: Indiana
Job Category: Full-Time Temporary
Salary: $13-14/hour + housing stipend
Duration: 11 January 2021 Ãf¢ÒÂEURҔ 9 April 2021
Last Date to Apply:

Description: The Department of Forestry and Natural Resources at Purdue University is seeking six (6)
technicians to conduct noninvasive predator surveys as part of the Integrated Deer Management Project
(IDMP). The goal of the IDMP is the development of an integrated model of deer management that
incorporates the biological, ecological, and sociological factors related to deer management in Indiana.
Estimating density/occurrence of mammalian predators is key to understanding their impact on deer
populations. Successful applicants will work with Purdue University faculty, staff, and graduate students
to collect field data to be used in population models.
These are full-time field positions. Technicians will be based in one of three study sites (West Lafayette,
Bloomington, or Fort Wayne), with frequent travel throughout the region. Shared work vehicles are
provided. Primary technician duties include, but are not limited to, deploying and conducting weekly
checks of hair snares, and conducting biweekly scat surveys along non-paved roads/trails by truck/ATV

Three technicians will be designated as crew leads, one of whom will be the overall team lead, and will have additional duties related to supervision and logistics.

Required Qualifications:
– BachelorÃf¢ÒÂEURÃ’Â(tm)s degree with coursework in Wildlife Biology or a related field
– Experience with noninvasive survey methods such as hair snares and scat transects
– Knowledge and ability to use basic wildlife research tools and equipment including hand-held GPS
– Ability to accurately record scientific data
– Ability to work effectively as part of a team and individually
– Ability to work in extreme and variable conditions (long days, inclement weather including cold
and snow, and rugged terrain)
– Ability to work a flexible schedule, with potential weekend work
– Comfortable speaking to law enforcement, landowners and other stakeholders
– Valid U.S. driverÃf¢ÒÂEURÃ’Â(tm)s license and the ability to drive University vehicles

Preferred Qualifications:
– Prior experience in:
– Identification of predator species by scat
– Collection of samples to be used in genetic analysis
– Conducting fieldwork on private lands
– Data collection using Esri Collector
– ATV and/or 4×4 vehicle operation
– Towing and backing a trailer
– Supervision of field crews
– First Aid/CPR certification

To Apply: Send a single PDF document containing a brief cover letter (Ãf¢ÒÂ?Ò¤ 1 page), resume, and contact
information for at least two references to Patrick McGovern at pmcgove@purdue.edu. Save the file as
Ãf¢ÒÂEURÃ’ÂoeLastname_Predator_Tech.pdfÃf¢ÒÂEURҝ (e.g., McGovern_Predator_Tech.pdf).
Contact Person: Patrick McGovern
Contact Phone: (765) 496-6277
Contact Email: pmcgove@purdue.edu

Purdue University is an equal access/equal opportunity university.

Deer Research Technician – 2 openings

Job Title: Deer Research Technician
Agency: Purdue University, Department of Forestry and Natural Resources
Location: West Lafayette, Indiana
Job Category: Full-Time Temporary
Salary: $12/hour + housing stipend
Duration: 11 January 2021 Ãf¢ÒÂEURҔ 14 May 2021
Last Date to Apply: 16 November 2020

Description: The Department of Forestry and Natural Resources is seeking two (2) technicians to assist
with the Integrated Deer Management Project (IDMP). Successful applicants will work with Purdue
University faculty, staff, and graduate students to study deer populations and habitat condition in
Indiana. Technician duties include, but are not limited to, remote camera deployment and retrieval,
processing of remote camera photos to identify deer, conducting deer browse and fecal pellet transects,
construction of deer exclosures, and planting of oak seedlings. This is a full-time field position and work
will occur across Indiana for the duration of the position.
The IDMP is a multi-year research project undertaken by the Department of Forestry and Natural
Resources at Purdue University in partnership with the Indiana Department of Natural Resources. The
overall goal of the IDMP is the development of an integrated model of deer management that
incorporates the biological, ecological, and sociological factors related to deer management. The IDMP
seeks to combine information on deer populations, current deer habitat, and peopleÃf¢ÒÂEURÃ’Â(tm)s attitudes and
expectations about deer populations for improved understanding and management of deer in Indiana.
For more information on the IDMP, visit our website: https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fag.purdue.edu%2Ffnr%2Fresearchindeer%2F&amp;data=04%7C01%7Cpat.anderson%40uconn.edu%7C6cc204295c874c25fc8808d875a1eb0e%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C637388685596247043%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C1000&amp;sdata=sn%2FXjqN%2BNBT7%2BY%2F1MbHMV%2B47XnnCG4U0biy3XswEt9Y%3D&amp;reserved=0.

Required Qualifications:
– BachelorÃf¢ÒÂEURÃ’Â(tm)s degree with coursework in Wildlife Biology, Forestry, or a related field
– Knowledge and ability to use basic wildlife research tools and equipment including compass,
hand-held GPS, and remote trail cameras
– Ability to accurately record scientific data
– Ability to work effectively as part of a team and individually
– Ability to work in extreme and variable conditions (long days, inclement weather including snow
and rain, and rugged terrain)
– Ability to work a flexible schedule, with potential weekend work
– Comfortable speaking to law enforcement, landowners and other stakeholders
– Valid U.S. driverÃf¢ÒÂEURÃ’Â(tm)s license and the ability to drive University vehicles

Preferred Qualifications:
– Prior experience in:
– remote camera surveys
– browse surveys
– woody species identification in the Midwestern U.S.
– winter fieldwork conditions (snow, below-freezing temperatures)
– First Aid/CPR certification

To Apply: Send a single document containing a brief cover letter (Ãf¢ÒÂ?Ò¤ 1 page), resume, and contact
information for at least two references to Patrick McGovern at pmcgove@purdue.edu. Save the file as
Ãf¢ÒÂEURÃ’ÂoeLastname_Deer_Tech.pdfÃf¢ÒÂEURҝ (e.g. McGovern_Deer_Tech.pdf).
Contact Person: Patrick McGovern
Contact Phone: (765) 496-6277
Contact Email: pmcgove@purdue.edu

Purdue University is an equal access/equal opportunity university.

GIS RESEARCH ASSISTANT Job Opening at Archbold Biological Station

Date: Mon, 12 Oct 2020 18:40:14

From: privateemail13729@community.esa.org

Subject: GIS RESEARCH ASSISTANT Job Opening at Archbold Biological Station

Archbold is seeking a bright, intellectually curious person to fill the technical support position of GIS Research Assistant to collect spatial datasets using an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) in support of ongoing research.  Incumbent will report to the GIS/Data Manager and work with research staff and outside agencies.

Primary duties include:

Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢Maintaining, calibrating, and providing oversight of all lab electronic equipment (UAVs, Trimble GPS, etc)

Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢Providing support in spatial analysis, map making, setting up mobile field data collection apps

Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢Assisting in other Archbold related activities

Qualifications:

Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢BachelorÃf¢ÒÂEURÃ’Â(tm)s degree in Environmental Science, Biology, GIS or related field

Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢Experience with ESRIs ArcGIS software, including ArcGIS online

Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢Experience working with high resolution imagery

Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢Must obtain FAA part 107 remote pilot license within 1 month of employment

Preferred Experience:

Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢Working with UAVs

Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢Working with ESRIs Drone2Map software, or other software for stitching together drone imagery

Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢Analyzing high resolution remote sensing data

Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢Working with electronic equipment

Applicants should send a letter of interest and resume with names, telephone numbers, and email address of three references to Vivienne Sclater at vsclater@archbold-station.org.

Position will remain open until filled.  Early application is strongly encouraged.Applicant must have U.S. citizenship or current authorization to work in the U.S.

Archbold is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from members of groups underrepresented in ecology and agroecology

Volunteer Lepidoptera Research Assistant in Peru

The Alliance for a Sustainable Amazon (ASA), a research-focused non-profit organization working in the southeastern Peruvian Amazon, is pleased to announce the position of Field Research Assistant in Lepidoptera beginning in January, 2021. The successful applicant will be based at the ASAÃ’Â’s field site in PeruÃ’Â’s Madre de Dios Department.

POSITION: Lepidoptera Research Assistant

LOCATION: Finca Las Piedras, Madre de Dios, Peru

POSITION DURATION: 6 months (January 5th Ã’Â- July 2nd, 2021)

SCHEDULE: 5 days/week, flexibility in scheduling required

START DATE: January 5, 2021

APPLICATION DEADLINE: October 23rd, 2020

JOB DESCRIPTION

Lepidoptera Research Assistants (LRAs) work closely with ASA faculty and staff to facilitate ongoing biological research and monitoring projects at Finca Las Piedras, the ASAÃ’Â’s field site and base of operations in PeruÃ’Â’s Madre de Dios Department. LRAs are part of the public face of the ASAÃ’Â’s programs in Peru, and are part of a dynamic team of researchers, conservation and development professionals, and students from around the world. In addition to assigned tasks, LRAs are encouraged to develop individual projects within their areas of interest and that overlap with the ASAÃ’Â’s priority research areas.

This is a residency position, meaning that the successful applicant will live on site, full time. LRAs receive the equivalent of two days off per week, although given the nature of field research and ongoing projects at the field site, time off will be scheduled to ensure that a staff member is always available on site daily to perform essential tasks.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

The LRA will contribute primarily to several ongoing, long term projects focused on Lepidoptera diversity and biology at the field site. Current projects include a survey of the butterfly and moth fauna of Finca Las Piedras, long-term butterfly population monitoring, and a rearing study that aims to document the host plants for several focal groups of Lepidoptera.

Example tasks & duties

-Diurnal Lepidoptera collecting (butterflies) and nocturnal collecting (moths)

-Daily care of rearing study, including recording data for immature Lepidoptera, finding & changing host plants, vouchering specimens, etc.

-Searching for new host plant records along trails and in forest plots

-General maintenance and upkeep of butterfly rearing facility & flight cage

-General maintenance and upkeep of host plant shade house

-Data collection & management

REQUIREMENTS

  *   6 month commitment required (January Ã’Â- July, 2021)

  *   Minimum bachelorÃ’Â’s degree in natural or environmental sciences or related field

  *   Knowledge of and experience in entomology and/or field Lepidoptera research

  *   At least basic Spanish (preferred)

  *   Experience working/living abroad, especially in the tropics (preferred)

  *   Enthusiasm and strong work ethic

  *   Flexibility in schedule and work environment

  *   Maturity/must live with and work well with others in close setting

  *   Excellent physical condition

  *   TravelerÃ’Â’s insurance (proof required upon acceptance)

  *   CPR/first aid certification (proof required upon acceptance)

TRAINING

Upon arrival at Finca Las Piedras, LRAs undergo an intensive, one-week training period. Research Assistants are given an overview of current Lepidoptera-related projects, as well as the methodologies used. LRAs will also be trained informally throughout the duration of their term at Finca Las Piedras.

COMPENSATION

This is an unpaid position. However, all room and board is provided on-site at Finca Las Piedras, 7 days per week, for the duration of the appointment. Work-related local transportation, including pickup from the Puerto Maldonado airport (PEM) or bus terminal, is covered. LRAs are responsible for their international flight to Peru (if applicable), including airfare, taxes, airport fees, flight insurance, etc., and domestic air or land travel to Puerto Maldonado.

HOW TO APPLY

The following are required to apply for this position:

  1.  A cover letter of interest

  2.  Current CV/resume with contact information for two references

  3.  Most recent unofficial university transcript

Completed applications should include each of the three required items, and should be submitted as a single PDF document, in the order listed above, by the application deadline (October 23, 2020). Document title should read: Ҕlast nameҔ_ҔLRA applicationҔ.pdf

Send completed applications to: info@sustainableamazon.org with ҔLepidoptera Assistant applicationҔ in the subject line.

Applicants passing to the interview round will be notified by October 26th, 2020.

Chance to work in the forest

The US Forest Service Forest Inventory and Analysis (FIA) unit in the Rocky Mountain region is hiring  *    Up to 11 forestry technicians in support of the field inventory !

These are career, permanent-seasonal (PSE) positions consisting of 13 pay periods of full time work and 13 pay periods in nonpay status per year; OR 18 pay periods of full time work, and 8 pay periods in nonpay status per year; depending on the location.  Appointees may be offered the opportunity to work longer depending on workload and funding.

All of the positions serve as members of the Interior West Forest Inventory and Analysis Program, headquartered in Ogden, Utah, which conducts forest resource inventories and forest health monitoring activities throughout the interior west states including Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, New Mexico, Nevada, Montana, Utah, and Wyoming.  For more information about the Program, please visit our internet site at https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.fs.fed.us%2Frm%2Fogden%2F&amp;data=02%7C01%7Cpat.anderson%40uconn.edu%7Cc596a9e4ce8d408aef5308d866b3df3c%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C637372270060900879&amp;sdata=G8LO2Z%2F8HDmkMUslvjKQjY1VI%2FZkgxNUP1n0gKK%2B4wc%3D&amp;reserved=0.

Each position will serve as part of a two person forest resource inventory crew.  The forestry technician crew members work under the direction of a local crew leader.  The work involves contacting land owners for access; locating study plots using aerial photo baseline and GPS techniques; conducting extensive resource and health inventories including tree measurements and foliage evaluations, understory vegetation composition and structure estimates, site characteristics and soils evaluations, etc; using various measurement instruments and electronic data recorders.

The area sampled by the RMRS Forest Inventory and Analysis (FIA) program covers a diversity of ecological communities.  Terrain varies from dry ponderosa pine, oak woodland and juniper forests at lower elevations in the southern portion of the 8-state territory; to the high alpine forests of Colorado, Wyoming, and the Rocky Mountains; to the temperate rain forests of northern Idaho and northwestern Montana – and everything in between!  Each crew covers a large area, and all staff will experience a wide variety of country.

Fieldwork is arduous, and regularly includes extensive hiking and backpacking in remote and rugged areas, on and off-trail, in all weather conditions, and carrying heavy daypacks (~45 lb.) or backpacks (60+ lb.).  Depending on location, a variety of other methods are used to access plots including ATV’s, horses, aircraft, and boats; please contact us for specifics of each location.

The field season typically runs from April through November. For the 2021 field season, start dates for these positions could be mid to late May of 2021 because of the current pandemic situation and anticipation of a medical resolution to allow work to commence in the field without restrictions. In all locations, overnight travel away from the duty station is frequent, and may include periods of extended and continuous travel.  Work schedules can be quite varied (Maxi-flex, 8/6, 10/4, etc), and weekend work may be required.  The ability to work productively as part of a team, meet the physical demands of this challenging outdoor work, and to quickly learn a complex set of field protocols are all very important in this position!

The positions are based at a number of different locations, which are indicated in the table below

The purpose of this Outreach Notice is to determine the potential applicant pool for these positions.  The vacancy announcement for these positions, when open, will be posted at the USA Jobs website, the U.S. Government’s official site for jobs and employment information: https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.usajobs.gov%2F&amp;data=02%7C01%7Cpat.anderson%40uconn.edu%7Cc596a9e4ce8d408aef5308d866b3df3c%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C637372270060910874&amp;sdata=QYLWUcyMzaTb8hb4IVYQ53gsuKuVSKOiqZLVcM%2FYv%2BI%3D&amp;reserved=0

If you would enjoy working as part of the Forest Inventory and Analysis Program, we encourage you to express your interest in the position(s) as soon as possible.  If you reply to this outreach notice, we will notify you when the positions are announced (anticipated to be mid-October 2020).  For additional information, please contact any of the supervisors listed above, or Maryfaith Snyder at (801) 725-0134 or maryfaith.snyder@usda.gov

This outreach is for your information.  If you are an education institution please post the Outreach to your Jobs Board.

Thank you for your interest in these positions!

Virginia State Parks Natural Resource Specialist,

Virginia State Parks Natural Resource Specialist

Application deadline: October 16, 2020.  Applications must be submitted at:

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Apply here:

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Hiring Range: $48,000 – $70,000

VirginiaÃf¢ÒÂEURÃ’Â(tm)s state park system is extremely diverse in natural, cultural, historical and recreational resources. The system boasts of features including parks in the mountains; on the ocean; on the Chesapeake Bay; on 8 major rivers; on 4 major lakes; 4 rail trails; and 3 battlefield sites. The system also offers over 20,000 educational programs and workshops each year. Visitation tops 10 million visitors annually, which contribute an economic impact of over $200 million to the Commonwealth. The annual operating budget for the system is $45 million. A full time staff of 275 and a wage staff of over 1000 during the prime season operate and manage the Virginia State Park system. There are 6 districts within the system and State Park Headquarters is located in Main Street Centre in downtown Richmond.

District Two is in Northern Virginia. There are seven parks in the district. Geographically the parks in this district range from the Tidewater Northern Neck Region to the Blue Ridge Mountains. Often termed the Potomac District, five of the parks are situated along this major river and all are within the Chesapeake Bay watershed. One large lake park at Lake Anna is included in this district. Guests in this district are most commonly from the NOVA/DC, Richmond City, and Maryland State areas.

The history of the parks in this district varies widely with civil war, civil rights, railroad, Native American and Civilian Conservation Corps all playing major roles in the stories of these parks. Three of the parks provide overnight camping and two of the parks have housekeeping cabins as part of their offerings. The five Potomac parks all offer paddle in campsites. One park provides conference center type meeting facilities. Popular day use activities are offered within these parks; and there are miles of hiking, biking, horseback riding and water trails. Two of the parks provide swimming Ãf¢ÒÂEURҔ one in a lake and one having a pool facility. One park has a marina operation and fuel sales. Each of the parks in the district provides a variety of natural, cultural, historical, educational and recreational programs.

The District Resource Specialist position helps to further Department and Division resource management goals by providing professional assistance to park managers within the assigned district. This involves a variety of resource management methods including: developing natural and cultural resource management plans; coordinating and executing management prescriptions and activities using a variety of techniques such as prescribed fire and pesticide application; coordinating and executing cooperative resource management programs; providing protection of resources; and serving as a liaison between park staff and other resource management agencies.

Minimum Qualifications

– Knowledge of practices relating to conservation, preservation, and restoration of natural, cultural, historical or recreational resources

– Ability to apply natural, cultural, historical, or recreational resource prescriptions

– Ability to recognize and address impacts on natural, cultural, historical or recreational resources

– Proficient in the use of a personal computer, smartphones and other electronic devices.

– Knowledge of GIS software and data collection

– Knowledge of wildland fire practices and/or the application of prescribed fire

– Knowledge of the design, construction, and maintenance of sustainable trails

– Basic skill in verbal and written communication

– Experience in supervising employees and/or volunteers

– Be able to obtain and maintain certification in CPR/AED and First Aid

– Ability to obtain and maintain VA pesticide applicator certification

– Ability to obtain and maintain NWCG FFT2 fire training, and over time achieve and maintain DCR prescribed fire burn boss certification

Preferred Qualifications

– Undergraduate 4 year degree, or advanced degree, in resource management, forestry, wildlife management, or related natural resource field

– Ability to provide effective interpersonal communications with co-workers, staff, and other potential contacts internal and external to organization

– Ability to work independently and knowledge of leadership practices

– Ability to plan, organize and oversee the safe use of tools, equipment, materials and staff to accomplish resource management projects

– Ability to obtain and maintain DCR Sawyer certification

Special Requirements

– Position requires a criminal background check.

– Must possess a valid driverÃf¢ÒÂEURÃ’Â(tm)s license at the time of hire; driving record must meet DCR standards at the time of hire and throughout employment

– May be required to travel overnight and occasionally work weekends or holidays

– Must be able to pass the moderate level, NWCG work capacity test. (Walk 2 miles with a 25lb pack in 30 minutes or less.)

– Must wear a DCR supplied uniform and comply with appearance code when on duty

– Must comply with and adhere to applicable federal, state, local, and agency rules, laws, and policies

Special Instructions to Applicants

State applications will only be accepted as submitted online by 11:59 pm on the closing date through the Recruitment Management System (RMS). State applications submitted via email, postal mail, fax, or in person will not be considered. This website will provide a confirmation of receipt when the application is submitted successfully. Please refer to Ãf¢ÒÂEURÃ’ÂoeYour ApplicationÃf¢ÒÂEURҝ in your RMS Account to check the status of your application for this position. The Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) is an Equal Opportunity Employer by both policy and practice. Women, minorities, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Employment in all positions within the Virginia State Parks is contingent upon satisfactory completion of a background check.

Laura Nelson PHR, SHRM Ãf¢ÒÂEURҔ CP

Human Resource Generalist

Department of Conservation and Recreation

600 East Main Street 24th Floor

Richmond, Virginia 23219

804-786-5657(phone) 804-371-0315 (Fax)

Application deadline: October 16, 2020.  Applications must be submitted at:

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IMMS Winter/Spring Dolphin Photo-ID Research Internship

The Institute for Marine Mammal Studies (IMMS) Research Internship Program is designed as a way for students interested in a career in marine science to gain valuable research experience in a real-world setting. As an intern, you will be trained in all aspects of dolphin photo-ID research as well as any other current research projects at IMMS that may involve species such as: bottlenose dolphins, sea turtles, or diamondback terrapins. Interns will also participate in other operations at IMMS including: stranding response, aquarist and reptile care, and animal care. Our goal is to give interns a well-rounded experience in a variety of areas while providing expert training and experience in marine science research.

Interns must:

– Commit to a minimum of 12 weeks. The internship can be extended depending on work performance

– Be available to work Mon-Fri and must be available for all boat-based surveys. Some field days may fall on the weekends.

– Have a strong sense of responsibility, work ethic, attention to detail, and ability to admit mistakes.

– Produce high quality research efforts and exhibit strong interpersonal skills

Principle Duties include: data entry, learning all research protocols, cropping and sorting photo-ID fin images, learning to use photo-ID programs such as Darwin (fin matching software) and FinBase (Microsoft Access), boat based field research (21Ãf¢ÒÂEURÃ’Â(tm) boat), and learn how to use ArcGIS

Secondary Duties include: assisting animal care staff, attending marine mammal necropsies, responding to marine mammal and sea turtle strandings, and assisting educational staff

Field Days: Interns must be able to spend many hours on the water and on shore in sometimes extreme seasonal conditions. Seasonal temperatures range from over 100 Ãf’Ò°F in summer to 30 Ãf’Ò°F in winter. Field days typically exceed eight hours and occur at least two or three times a week

Eligibility Requirements

Applicants must be 18 or older and must have a genuine interest in marine research. Applicants should be actively pursuing a college degree or be a recent graduate in oceanography, marine science/biology, biology, or a related field. Previous research experience in any capacity is a plus. Applicants must be able and willing to fulfill all duties outlined for this internship program.

This is an unpaid position and interns are responsible for their own housing and transportation. Once accepted, IMMS staff will assist interns in finding rooms available to rent, usually with other staff members.

The deadline to apply for the Winter/Spring sessions (January 4-March 26, 2021 or March 1-May 21, 2021) is November 1, 2020. For application and full details on how to apply please visit our website at https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fimms.org%2Finternship%2F&amp;data=02%7C01%7Cpat.anderson%40uconn.edu%7Cc596a9e4ce8d408aef5308d866b3df3c%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C637372270060880890&amp;sdata=iK5%2BtKCw5ZUpEcQMHd7CisVbqQP3eyJuMyGlpZ2Yryk%3D&amp;reserved=0

Field technician position in PNW tidal wetland ecology

Date: Thu,  1 Oct 2020 16:32:07

From: “Janousek, Christopher N” <janousec@oregonstate.edu>

Subject: Field technician position in PNW tidal wetland ecology

*Research position in coastal wetland ecosystem ecology*

Applicants are invited for a field and lab technician position in tidal

wetland ecosystem ecology in the Pacific Northwest at Oregon State

University in the Dept. of Fisheries and Wildlife. This NOAA-funded project

addresses sea-level rise and restoration impacts to blue carbon and coastal

inundation in marshes and forested tidal swamps, and involves measurements

of greenhouse gases and ecosystem drivers in Oregon and Washington

estuaries.

The successful applicant will lead monthly measurements of greenhouse gas

fluxes from wetland sites, assist with other hydrology measurements in the

field, and be responsible for collecting and processing soil cores for

carbon and isotopic analysis. The position is anticipated to be

approximately 60% field work and travel, with the remaining time for data

analysis, lab work, and writing. Field work is divided between the Coos Bay

Estuary and Lower Columbia River Estuary.

The position is available full time for 14 months, with a possibility of a

short extension provided satisfactory performance and available funding.

Full benefits and travel funding available. The hire will be an employee of

OSU, but will work closely with co-PIs Dr. Chris Janousek (OSU) and Dr.

Scott Bridgham (Univ. Oregon) and other investigators from the Pacific

Northwest National Labs and the Institute for Applied Ecology.

Opportunities for co-authorship on one or more peer-reviewed manuscripts

anticipated.

*Minimum qualifications:* BA or BS in ecology, soil science, or a related

field plus at least 2 years field research experience in ecology.

Demonstrated competence in data management, good organizational skills, and

experience conducting field work autonomously. Experience using R. The

applicant should be comfortable working in the field alone under

occasionally strenuous conditions, and able to regularly carry up to about

30 lb of field gear. *Preferred qualifications*: MA or MS degree,

experience with soil carbon research and/or tidal wetland ecology.

*For more information and to apply*, please visit:

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the position to janousec@oregonstate.edu. Deadline to apply: 20 October

2020.

Lab and Collections Manager Position: Conservation Genomics, Colorado State University

Date: Wed, 23 Sep 2020 17:49:34

From: privateemail343213@community.esa.org

Subject: Lab and Collections Manager Position: Conservation Genomics, Colorado State University

Lab and Collections Manager Position: Conservation Genomics, Colorado State University

The Ruegg Lab at Colorado State University is seeking a highly organized, enthusiastic, and motivated scientist to fill a Conservation Genomics Lab and Collections Manager position. The successful candidate will work closely with our multi-disciplinary team of technical staff, graduate students, senior researchers, post-docs and faculty within the Biology Department at Colorado State as well as part of the multi-institutional Bird Genoscape Project. For more information on our research please see the Bird Genoscape Project website (https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fbirdgenoscape.org%2F&amp;data=02%7C01%7Cpat.anderson%40uconn.edu%7C7499da60e9b44159ec7908d8606a5609%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C637365357260412526&amp;sdata=1NAS63nHimqBjKQXaU4aGeFuwWcJA88tG7X9y4nPtPA%3D&amp;reserved=0) as well as the Ruegg lab website (https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fsites.google.com%2Frams.colostate.edu%2Fruegglab%2Fhome&amp;data=02%7C01%7Cpat.anderson%40uconn.edu%7C7499da60e9b44159ec7908d8606a5609%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C637365357260412526&amp;sdata=ydSLdRyzJq4PcgZpD0tV%2BreW0CLIYrn%2Fd0PcR976ZfM%3D&amp;reserved=0). You can also view this job posting as a PDF here: https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fdrive.google.com%2Ffile%2Fd%2F1tYBZmLeHe7j1NJfJ5YggrYt3aJ9tyi37%2Fview&amp;data=02%7C01%7Cpat.anderson%40uconn.edu%7C7499da60e9b44159ec7908d8606a5609%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C637365357260412526&amp;sdata=qJXJ2%2B4ia6leZVVhdkw19VMjtgm34Hk9c%2FXu79idJ14%3D&amp;reserved=0.

Duties will include, but are not limited to:

Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢    Preparing whole genome sequencing libraries.

Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢    Genotyping SNPs using Fluidigm equipment and assays.

Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢    DNA extractions from feathers, blood, and tissue, as well as museum samples.

Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢    Managing and training undergraduate volunteer and work study students.

Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢    Ordering supplies and equipment maintenance.

Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢    Curating a 200,000+ blood, feather, and tissue sample collection.

Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢    Renewing permits and submitting annual reports to appropriate agencies.

Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢    Maintaining collaborator relations, shipping sampling supplies, and receiving samples.

Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢    Maintaining compliance with environmental and safety procedures.

Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢    Organizing lab events and maintaining lab website and social media pages

Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢    Managing written protocols, Standard Operating Procedures, etc. for lab and field work.

Minimum Qualifications Include:

Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢    Bachelors or MasterÃf¢ÒÂEURÃ’Â(tm)s degree in biology, genetics or a related field is preferred.

Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢    Extremely strong organization skills and the ability to work as part of a team as

well as accomplish tasks independently.

Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢    Excellent communications skills and a willingness to follow instructions and

direct others when needed.

Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢    Extreme attention to detail.

Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢    Excellent and thorough laboratory notebook maintenance abilities.

Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢    Experience with basic and intermediate laboratory methods, including pipetting,

PCR, gel electrophoresis, and DNA extraction.

Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢    Strong desire to learn new genomic sequencing methodologies.

Also desired:

Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢    Experience with whole genome and transcriptome library preparation.

Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢    Experience with database management.

Start date and duration: Preferred start date is on or before Jan. 15, but is open to negotiation; Initially, the appointment will be for a period of 12 months, with the possibility of extending it to 2 years or more dependent upon performance and the availability of research funds.

Applications: Interested applications should contact Teia Schweizer (Teia.Schweizer@colostate.edu) before Oct. 15. Please include a cover letter, CV, and contact information for 3 references in a single document. In the cover letter please highlight your previous laboratory experience and interest in conservation genomics. This will be a full- time position, with benefits and an annual salary commensurate with experience.

Research Internship on greenhouse gas fluxes from subtropical bioenergy crops

*Research Internship on greenhouse gas fluxes from subtropical bioenergy

crops*

Starting date: beginning/mid October 2020; Application due: October 1, 2020.

Ideal for Students with Undergraduate Degree Contemplating Graduate School

Includes independent research project. Provides Weekly stipend and Room

Internship at Archbold Biological Station’s Buck Island Ranch (BIR), in south-central Florida in the Agro-Ecology Program.

The successful intern will be supervised by Dr. Nuria Gomez-Casanovas (University of Illinois), Dr. Elena Blanc-Betes (University of Illinois), Ms. Hannah Van Zant (BIR) and Dr. Elizabeth Boughton (BIR).

The intern will be exposed to research in biogeochemistry, crop and grassland ecology, and disturbance ecology (harvesting, grazing, fire, flooding). Primarily, the intern will work on a project investigating the environmental sustainability of sugarcane for biofuel production.

This project is a collaborative effort between the Center for Advanced Bioenergy and Bioproducts Innovation (CABBI, Institute for Sustainability, Energy, and Environment, University of Illinois) and Archbold’s BIR.

Internships offer an opportunity for providing novel insights into some of the most profound issues challenging our world: securing food and energy in a sustainable way; and for learning how research works. The intern’s independent research project will improve understanding of how changes in land use affect the exchange of greenhouse gases (CO_2 , CH_4

) between the atmosphere and subtropical bioenergy crops and pastures.

The successful intern will be trained to use a variety of instruments to measure ecosystem CO_2 , CH_4 and N_2 O fluxes from ecosystems. Other fieldwork will include aboveground and belowground biomass, and soil and water collection. Labwork will include drying and weighing biomass, grinding biomass using a Wiley Mill, soil sieving, acid washing etc.

Long days and work on weekends may be required during intense data collection campaigns. Preference will be given to candidates who demonstrate experience with similar measurements or a strong background

(coursework) in biogeochemistry, but all are encouraged to apply. Field work regularly consists of long days of moderately demanding physical labor in hot and humid conditions. Candidates with experiences that demonstrate proficiency working outdoors will be considered.

Interns receive room and a weekly stipend of $245, subject to deductions for Social Security and Medicare (paid bi-weekly). Free of charge lodging ending no later than three days after the conclusion of the internship, as residing on Ranch property is a requirement for this position. Please note that lodging includes communal kitchen, living space, and bathroom, but interns have their own bedroom. Interns typically work 20 hours per week as research assistants and the remainder on their research project. Internships run for 6 months but are flexible in their duration. Interns are required to give an oral presentation based on their independent research project. The format of this presentation will likely be a Zoom Webinar due to Covid-19.

The intern must be able to tolerate living on a remote cattle ranch and provide their own transportation for personal activities. BIR is a division of Archbold Biological Station with ten research staff and four operations staff, located 11 miles away from the main field station. BIR is operated as a commercial cattle ranch which serves as a research platform to investigate ecological and economic dynamics on working landscapes.

Archbold Biological Station is active in research, conservation, and education. Facilities include a 5000 ha preserve, an outstanding regional library and a GIS lab. The station has a staff of about 50 with many visiting scientists, an active seminar program, and a relaxed biological station atmosphere. Applications from members of underrepresented groups are encouraged. The Station cannot hire people without legal status to work in the U.S.

To apply for this internship, please provide the following: a cover letter stating research interests, a description of previous research experience, a resume or CV, a summary of grades, and two letters of recommendation by October 1, 2020. Please email applications to: Dr.

Nuria Gomez-Casanovas, ngomezca@igb.illinois.edu.

Due to Covid-19, we require new staff and interns to quarantine for 2 weeks in a visiting researcher cabin, prior to transferring to the permanent shared housing. Limited interaction with staff will occur in the first two weeks. Masks are required indoors, except when sitting at a personal desk, and during field work if maintaining 6 foot distance is not possible.

Should you require further information please email Dr. Gomez-Casanovas.

Thanks,

Nuria Gomez-Casanovas

Research Scientist

Institute for Sustainability, Energy and Environment University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Urbana, Illinois 61801

Research Associate in Green Sturgeon and Chinook Conservation

Apply at bit.ly/HabitatABM

Review Date (IRD):* 09-24-2020*

The Institute of Marine Sciences [https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fims.ucsc.edu%2F&amp;data=02%7C01%7Cpat.anderson%40uconn.edu%7C877d5ddd2e2e42a85ea808d859585c45%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C637357583351646007&amp;sdata=d7YlnjkaA3DZlDeGhKOjsz1UgrUIpdL1FUYHQVanNl8%3D&amp;reserved=0] at the University

of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC), working in conjunction with the NOAA

National Marine Fisheries Service Southwest Fisheries Science Center (NOAA

Fisheries), invites applications for the position of Staff Research

Associate, under the direction of Dr. Peter Dudley, the staff research

associate will join a team developing a model to assess the effect of

habitat alterations on anadromous fish on large rivers. Humans have and

continue to alter many large rivers both for human and wildlife needs.

Agencies need to assess how these human actions affect the resident fish if

managers are to mitigate the effects of human actions, recover populations

of threatened fish species, and effectively manage native fish populations.

We are developing a modeling tool which will allow agencies to predict the

effect of proposed habitat altering actions on native anadromous fish

populations. This modeling tool will be spatially explicit and use an

individual based modeling framework. The staff research associate will aid

in model development by mining scientific literature and reports for data,

aggregating and synthesizing the data necessary for model development,

maintaining a database, conducting basic statistical analysis especially

regressions, and performing basic geographic information analysis as

necessary. These tasks require the ability to critically analyze scientific

literature and extract data from it based on understanding of experimental

methods, statistical analysis, and scientific modeling needs. If the data

found is of sufficient quality, the staff research associate will have the

opportunity to assist in the publication of a meta-analysis peer reviewed

article. This is an exciting opportunity to both conduct fundamental

scientific research into the effects of habitat alteration of resident fish

and help in developing a tool which government agencies will use to assess

the effects of their habitat alterations on resident fish populations.

While the goal is to have a model that will be general enough to operate on

many rivers, the initial use will be on rivers in the Sacramento Basin,

California.

Applicants with expertise in any of the following areas are strongly

encouraged to apply:

Experience searching literature using web portals such as Web of Science

and Google Scholar

Experience critically synthesizing scientific literature and inputting

information into spreadsheets or databases

Experience using scientific models

Experience with basic statistical techniques or knowledge of R (statistical

programing language)

*Salary Information*: $58,727.18/year. Salary commensurate with skills,

qualifications and experience.

Required Qualifications

Knowledge such as attained in upper division coursework leading to a

Bachelor Degree in Biology, Fisheries, Fisheries Science, Wildlife,

Zoology, or other related field or combination of education and work

experience.

Strong written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills.

Good organizational, time management and problem-solving skills.

Ability to exercise flexibility, initiative, good judgment and discretion.

Ability to work well independently and as part of a team.

Computer skills or knowledge should include Word, Excel, Power Point, and

Access.

Ability to conduct comprehensive literature searches using web portals such

as Web of Science and Google Scholar.

Preferred Qualifications

Knowledge such as attained in upper division coursework leading to a Master

Degree in Biology, Fisheries, Fisheries Science, Wildlife, Zoology, or

other related field or combination of education and work experience.

Experience using GIS software.

Experience with R (statistical programing language).

Experience using scientific models.

Science Moab AmeriCorps VISTA Position

Science Moab (https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.sciencemoab.org%2F&amp;data=02%7C01%7Cpat.anderson%40uconn.edu%7C1854836ed58944fa286c08d85aea3cdf%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C637359309505907819&amp;sdata=YWpZqdQSNql7KNIMV620cKSbHVXeYy8ur%2FzY6HgL3JA%3D&amp;reserved=0) is a science communication non-profit

based in Moab, UT. We have an open AmeriCorps VISTA position, beginning

October 26th, 2020, for a Science Programming Developer to help grow

Science Moab’s programs for youth, local guiding companies and the

community. In addition, the VISTA will help to strengthen the financial

stability of the organization through fundraising and creation of a

membership program. The VISTA will also help build support for

Indigenous-led partner organizations. This is an opportunity to be a

foundational part of a mission-driven non-profit dedicated to expanding the

presence and interest in science in the greater Moab area. We are looking

for an individual who is flexible, collaborative, independent, passionate

about science and science education, and who has leadership skills.

Primary duties include:

-Work with Science Moab staff to develop a Science Certification training

for local guide companies

-Seek out and apply for grants

-Develop a membership program, including quarterly newsletters

-Collaborate with Science Moab’s Indigenous-led partner organizations to

build support and capacity

-Assist with Science Moab community events

-Assist in a highschool science mentoring program

Benefits of AmeriCorps VISTA:

-End of service award of $6,195 for education or $1,800 cash)

-Living allowance ($1027.88 / month)

-Healthcare / child care allowance

-Relocation / settling in allowance

-Non-competitive eligibility status for federal jobs

For more information on benefits please visit

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Kristina Young at kyoung@sciencemoab.org. You will also need to apply

through the AmeriCorps VISTA portal.

Lepidoptera Research Assistants, Peru

The Alliance for a Sustainable Amazon (ASA), a research-focused non-profit organization working in the southeastern Peruvian Amazon, is pleased to announce the position of Field Research Assistant in Lepidoptera beginning in January, 2021. The successful applicant will be based at the ASAÃ’Â’s field site in PeruÃ’Â’s Madre de Dios Department.

POSITION: Lepidoptera Research Assistant

LOCATION: Finca Las Piedras, Madre de Dios, Peru

POSITION DURATION: 6 months (January 5th Ã’Â- July 2nd, 2021)

SCHEDULE: 5 days/week, flexibility in scheduling required

START DATE: January 5, 2021

APPLICATION DEADLINE: October 23rd, 2020

JOB DESCRIPTION

Lepidoptera Research Assistants (LRAs) work closely with ASA faculty and staff to facilitate ongoing biological research and monitoring projects at Finca Las Piedras, the ASAÃ’Â’s field site and base of operations in PeruÃ’Â’s Madre de Dios Department. LRAs are part of the public face of the ASAÃ’Â’s programs in Peru, and are part of a dynamic team of researchers, conservation and development professionals, and students from around the world. In addition to assigned tasks, LRAs are encouraged to develop individual projects within their areas of interest and that overlap with the ASAÃ’Â’s priority research areas.

This is a residency position, meaning that the successful applicant will live on site, full time. LRAs receive the equivalent of two days off per week, although given the nature of field research and ongoing projects at the field site, time off will be scheduled to ensure that a staff member is always available on site daily to perform essential tasks.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

The LRA will contribute primarily to several ongoing, long term projects focused on Lepidoptera diversity and biology at the field site. Current projects include a survey of the butterfly and moth fauna of Finca Las Piedras, long-term butterfly population monitoring, and a rearing study that aims to document the host plants for several focal groups of Lepidoptera.

Example tasks & duties

-Diurnal Lepidoptera collecting (butterflies) and nocturnal collecting (moths)

-Daily care of rearing study, including recording data for immature Lepidoptera, finding & changing host plants, vouchering specimens, etc.

-Searching for new host plant records along trails and in forest plots

-General maintenance and upkeep of butterfly rearing facility & flight cage

-General maintenance and upkeep of host plant shade house

-Data collection & management

REQUIREMENTS

  *   6 month commitment required (January Ã’Â- July, 2021)

  *   Minimum bachelorÃ’Â’s degree in natural or environmental sciences or related field

  *   Knowledge of and experience in entomology and/or field Lepidoptera research

  *   At least basic Spanish (preferred)

  *   Experience working/living abroad, especially in the tropics (preferred)

  *   Enthusiasm and strong work ethic

  *   Flexibility in schedule and work environment

  *   Maturity/must live with and work well with others in close setting

  *   Excellent physical condition

  *   TravelerÃ’Â’s insurance (proof required upon acceptance)

  *   CPR/first aid certification (proof required upon acceptance)

TRAINING

Upon arrival at Finca Las Piedras, LRAs undergo an intensive, one-week training period. Research Assistants are given an overview of current Lepidoptera-related projects, as well as the methodologies used. LRAs will also be trained informally throughout the duration of their term at Finca Las Piedras.

COMPENSATION

This is an unpaid position. However, all room and board is provided on-site at Finca Las Piedras, 7 days per week, for the duration of the appointment. Work-related local transportation, including pickup from the Puerto Maldonado airport (PEM) or bus terminal, is covered. LRAs are responsible for their international flight to Peru (if applicable), including airfare, taxes, airport fees, flight insurance, etc., and domestic air or land travel to Puerto Maldonado.

HOW TO APPLY

The following are required to apply for this position:

  1.  A cover letter of interest

  2.  Current CV/resume with contact information for two references

  3.  Most recent unofficial university transcript

Completed applications should include each of the three required items, and should be submitted as a single PDF document, in the order listed above, by the application deadline (October 23, 2020). Document title should read: Ҕlast nameҔ_ҔLRA applicationҔ.pdf

Send completed applications to: info@sustainableamazon.org with ҔLepidoptera Assistant applicationҔ in the subject line.

Applicants passing to the interview round will be notified by October 26th, 2020.

UConn SEEDS Presents: Applying to Graduate School

The UConn SEEDS Chapter will be holding our first meeting on Thursday, September 17th from 5-6 pm through Zoom. In this inaugural fall meeting, we will talk about how to apply to graduate school in Ecology and Environmental Sciences. 
Please fill out this Google Form if you are interested in joining us: https://forms.gle/S6dWmUTv12Bmhrow5. This is a great opportunity to explore your possibilities after graduation. Our Graduate Student Representative, Jessica Gutierrez, will be leading this meeting and providing tips to make yourself a stronger candidate. 
We would also love to welcome new members.The mission of the UConn Chapter of SEEDS is to promote the participation, inclusion, and equity of students from underrepresented backgrounds (due to race, ethnicity, first-gen, low income) in the fields of ecology and environmental sciences. Everyone who joins before 09/17 will have the opportunity to vote on a fall invited speaker. To sign up for SEEDS, please fill out the form here: http://www.knutielab.com/UConn-SEEDS

Two Research Assistant positions

Date: Tue,  1 Sep 2020 21:22:40

From: privateemail67714@community.esa.org

Subject: Fall research assistant position with Applied Ecology lab at University of Nevada Las Vegas

Fall 2020 Research Assistant position with the Applied Ecology Research Laboratory at the University of Nevada Las Vegas

Start date: November 1, 2020 or earlier

End date*: January 31, 2021.

*Interested parties can also submit an application for the spring 2021 position, if the botanist position is of interest. Please read requirements below for the spring 2021 position since these positions have different qualifications.

Requirements: Due to potential COVID-related travel restrictions and the nature of the work this fall, local southern Nevada applicants or those willing to relocate to southern Nevada are particularly encouraged to apply. All applicants must be a United States citizen, have a current and valid state driverÃf¢ÒÂEURÃ’Â(tm)s license, and have no personal at-fault accidents in the last five years. Applicants will be required to fill out an I-9 form and submit personal identification for review before a contract is issued; therefore, the applicant must present identification in person at least 2 weeks before the negotiated start date. Applicants will also be required to follow University policies related to coronavirus at all times, including wearing a mask while on campus, in campus facilities, and in University vehicles.

Position: Research assistants will participate in greenhouse, laboratory, and field research; new field project installations; and field sampling. The fall position will mostly entail working in the laboratory and greenhouse at UNLV. Our current fall projects focus on seed ecology, and include seed germination/viability testing, seed extraction, and seedling emergence. Duties will including using laboratory equipment, such as microscopes, cameras, local flora databases or botanical keys, to extract, identify, and document seeds or seedlings, and test seed viability or germination; participate in field sampling of soils and contents of seed traps and process samples in the laboratory; assist with establishing new greenhouse studies and assist in general greenhouse research maintenance and monitoring; and assist with new installations at a local field site.

Qualifications: Applicants should have at least a bachelorÃf¢ÒÂEURÃ’Â(tm)s degree in biology, natural resources, environmental science, or a related degree, or equivalent yearsÃf¢ÒÂEURÃ’Â(tm) experience (3-4 years). Applicants should also have an interest in participating in professional research. Although some experience using dichotomous keys, operating a 4WD truck or other 4WD vehicle, and experience with field navigation (compass, map, GPS) is preferable, these are not mandatory requirements for this fall position. Some outdoor/field experience (e.g., camping, hiking, backpacking) is required and an explanation of the applicants participation in these activities must be included in a resume and introductory letter if these activities were not obvious duties in previous position descriptions.

This is a great opportunity for those looking for a career bridge out of a college undergraduate program or have little project management experience and want to gain this type of experience to become more competitive for future jobs.

Spring 20201 Research Assistant/Botanist

Starting in November 2020, we will be accepting applications for 3-4 botanist/research assistant positions.

Start date: February 1, 2021

End date: May 31, 2021- June 30, 2021, end date negotiable

Requirements: Due to potential COVID-related travel restrictions, local southern Nevada applicants, those living close to southern Nevada and willing to travel, or those willing to relocate to southern Nevada are particularly encouraged to apply. All applicants must be a United States citizen, have a current and valid state driverÃf¢ÒÂEURÃ’Â(tm)s license, and have no personal at-fault accidents in the last five years. Applicants will be required to fill out an I-9 form and submit personal identification for review before a contract is issued; therefore, the applicant must present identification in person at least 2 weeks before the start date. Applicants will also be required to follow all University policies related to coronavirus at all times, including wearing a mask while on campus, in campus facilities, and in University vehicles, unless otherwise notified by the University administration.

Position: This is mostly a field position, with some laboratory or assistance with greenhouse projects. Botanists/research assistants will be responsible for aspects of field and associated laboratory projects, including organizing a field/laboratory schedule with colleagues if needed, data collection and entry, QA/QC, maintaining a digital photograph and plant database archive, data analysis preparation when applicable, and compiling literature. Field project sites are located in southern Nevada and southeastern California (Mojave Desert and Sonoran Desert). All applicants are encouraged to review climate and weather conditions for the southern Nevada and southern California regions before applying.

All camping will be car camping. State vehicles will be provided for projects. If a State vehicle is available but applicant would prefer to use a personal vehicle, no gas reimbursement will be provided. Using a personal vehicle requires School-level permission before use for work trips. Per diem applies to specific out-of-state projects only. No housing is provided for this position.

Qualifications: Applicants should have at least a bachelorÃf¢ÒÂEURÃ’Â(tm)s degree in biology, natural resources, environmental science, or a related degree, or equivalent yearsÃf¢ÒÂEURÃ’Â(tm) experience (3-4 years); experience using dichotomous keys (academic or professional); experience operating a 4WD truck or other 4WD vehicle; outdoor/field experience (e.g., camping, hiking, backpacking, Corps experience); and experience with field navigation (compass, map, GPS).

A preference will be given to candidates that have professional or academic experience with plant identification in the Mojave and Sonoran deserts, are familiar with and have used regionally applicable dichotomous keys (e.g., Desert Jepson, Arizona Flora, the Flora of Utah), and have some field or laboratory project management experience.

To apply, please send a statement of interest to introduce yourself, a CV or resume, and two-three references to Lindsay Chiquoine (lindsay.chiquoine@unlv.edu). Please include in the subject line the position and the season and year (botanist/research assistant position Spring 2021).

Aquatic Ecologist Position

CLASS TITLE:    Ecologist

CLASS CODE:     B065C

AGENCY: Arkansas Division of Environmental Quality POSTING EXPIRES: 09/04/2020 SALARY RANGE: $40,340.00 – $58,493.00 per year CLASS SUMMARY The Ecologist is responsible for conducting research or performing investigation for the purpose of identifying, abating, or eliminating sources of pollutants or hazards that affect either the environment or the health of the population. This position is governed by state and federal laws and agency policy.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

The formal education equivalent of a bachelor’s degree in environmental or natural science or a related field; plus two years of experience in environmental evaluation and control or a related area.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

***REQUIRED***

** Ability to travel overnight

** Ability to work outside in all weather conditions and walk or hike various terrains

** Ability to lift or carry sampling equipment that may weigh up to 40 pounds

***PREFERRED***

** Working knowledge of collection of water quality, habitat, phytoplankton, macroinvertebrate, and fish samples for evaluation

** Ability to evaluate water quality, biological, and other pertinent data for water quality standards and designated use attainment determination

** Working knowledge of macroinvertebrate sorting and fish sorting/identification

** Ability to prepare/present oral/written reports & documents regarding activities and testing results, as required or requested

** Ability to review project plans, quality assurance project documents, use attainability analyses, and project reports and assessments developed by outside entities

** Ability to provide technical information/assistance regarding water resources

** Ability to effectively communicate with members of the public and state and federal agencies

** Working knowledge of public participation and/or stakeholder involvement process

** Ability to collect, interpret, and display GIS/GPS data

** General knowledge of state/federal regulations governing water quality

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USGS Spatial Ecologist Positions (GS-9/11 – Sagebrush & Sage-grouse)

The USGS-Fort Collins Science Center is looking to hire several qualified spatial ecologists to join their productive research team working on sage-grouse and sagebrush ecosystem ecology in GS-9 or GS-11 roles.

JOB DESCRIPTION:  As a Biologist within the Fort Collins Science Center, you would be working closely with Dr. Cameron Aldridge and the broader research team at USGS and Colorado State University.

Duties include:

– Participating in  the planning and execution of complex studies and investigations concerning biological processes that affect ecosystems, with a focus on sagebrush ecosystems.

– Performing data analysis and writing reports to carry out portions of larger biological science investigations of wildlife resources and their habitat conditions.

– Recommending minor modifications to program objectives and associated documentation in accordance with established program directives.

– Gathering, organizing, and interpreting a wide variety of biological data, especially spatial data, with other information pertinent to scientific studies or investigations.

– Developing and maintaining computer databases and spatial datasets; and gathering, analyzing, tabulating and summarizing scientific, programmatic, and/or budgetary data.

A full description of the opportunity can be found here: https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.usajobs.gov%2FGetJob%2FViewDetails%2F577075200&amp;data=02%7C01%7Cpat.anderson%40uconn.edu%7C98fc1cde8d074b97280908d84b32f988%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C637342029616015626&amp;sdata=UNKgmOND9QBYjoo5%2BvsIvxsvG898KxedBr4tGNitBig%3D&amp;reserved=0

Application Deadline: September 7, 2020.

Grad school opportunity

The Zavaleta lab <https://zavaleta.eeb.ucsc.edu/> in the Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Department <https://www.eeb.ucsc.edu/> at the University of California-Santa Cruz seeks a Ph.D. student to join the Sierra Nevada Rosy-finch Project beginning summer 2021. The project links climate and other environmental changes to the ecology and conservation of mountaintop communities, with opportunities to develop dissertation work on population dynamics, distribution modeling, food webs and local adaptation, among other topics. Our lab, department and campus (an R-1, Hispanic-Serving Institution) value inclusion and diversity, and we encourage prospective students from backgrounds underrepresented in our field to apply.
 
The ideal candidate has experience in and commitment to four areas:
 
– Vertebrate field ecology, with experience handling and observing birds, mammals or herps, and with interest in pursuing research on the ecology and conservation of an alpine-breeding songbird in a range of topic areas.
 
– Work, living and travel in alpine environments including mountain safety and backpacking to enable safe, effective fieldwork in our study system.
 
– Mentoring students from diverse backgrounds in field research experiences, to enable undergraduate field interns to contribute successfully to the project.
 
– Excellent quantitative and writing skills, to analyze and communicate the outcomes of research to scientific and general audiences.
 
To inquire directly about your potential fit or to find out more, please send Erika (Zavaleta@ucsc.edu <mailto:Zavaleta@ucsc.edu>) a cover letter with resume/CV, transcripts (screenshot/ unofficial fine), and a writing sample (paper, statement, proposal, report, etc. with you as sole or lead author). Erika will contact strong candidates for a video interview.
 
UCSC is located on the unceded territory of the Awaswas-speaking Uypi Tribe, at the land-sea interface in one of the most biodiverse places in North America. The EEB Department, on UCSC’s coastal campus at the western edge of town, is home to a close-knit community of faculty, staff and students nested within the vibrant community of Santa Cruz, California.
 

Data Management intern – Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute

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Date: Fri, 28 Aug 2020 18:31:57

From: privateemail278908@community.esa.org

Subject: Data Management intern

Position: Data Management intern (6-month appointment with opportunity for extension) at Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute (SCBI), Front Royal, VA Application deadline: September 5th, 2020 Start date: Late October 2020

Description: The Field Ecology Lab at the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute is seeking candidates for a 6-month internship as a data management assistant within the eMammal team and Snapshot USA outreach and project assistant. eMammal (https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.emammal.si.edu%2F&amp;data=02%7C01%7Cpat.anderson%40uconn.edu%7C1b8c3984c77c405df1ac08d84bfc3b20%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C637342894000731970&amp;sdata=ErxMLwJTOjHKYzPs9heqPppK1C2oxLs5VdrCNLCFLvM%3D&amp;reserved=0) is a cloud-based data pipeline for researchers to manage camera trap data, with an emphasis on projects concerning conservation, ecology, and the use of citizen science to meet research objectives. Primary duties for this position will include processing previously completed camera trap data into eMammal, assist with data management at multiple parts of the pipeline and work closely/assist with volunteers assisting with eMammal. There will also be opportunities to coordinate camera trap projects and help project managers troubleshoot issues with eMammal. In addition, the candidate has the possibility to join field-based projects. Snapshot USA is the first nationwide camera trap survey to collect baseline data of wildlife occurring within and across various anthropogenic and environmental gradients in the USA. We will estimate the distributions and abundance of a variety of native and exotic species and use this information to better understand their roles in the anthropogenic ecosystems, interactions with other taxa, and predict future range expansions and contractions as landcover changed in the 21st century. We conducted the first survey in 2019 with the data posted on a Tableau platform (https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Femammal.si.edu%2Fsnapshot-usa&amp;data=02%7C01%7Cpat.anderson%40uconn.edu%7C1b8c3984c77c405df1ac08d84bfc3b20%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C637342894000741964&amp;sdata=SQYf2HRDN0k30X88rLamVXZ0xaI8eZycpsIHWulJZ5I%3D&amp;reserved=0) and will repeat the survey in 2020 (September/October).

Required skills and experience:

Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢    A good knowledge of computers and programming.

Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢    Experience with programming software (R/MySQL)

Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢    Experience in using these languages for data manipulation and management is desirable.

Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢    Good communication with team members, project managers and researchers.

Duration, stipend:

The position has a monthly stipend of $1,200 for 6 months. This is fully virtual-online placement. SCBIÃf¢ÒÂEURÃ’Â(tm)s mission is to advance conservation of biological diversity. In meeting the Smithsonian InstitutionÃf¢ÒÂEURÃ’Â(tm)s mandate, SCBI increases knowledge through investigations of threatened species, habitats and communities, and disseminates knowledge through advance studies, professional training and public outreach. SCBI has online activities for fully remote interns that allows them to interact with each other and the researchers within SCBI.

Application procedure:

To apply, please send as one PDF document containing your resume or CV, a cover letter describing your interest, qualifications and career plans, and a copy of your unofficial college transcript to SCBIecology@si.edu. We will begin reviewing applications as they arrive.

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Aquatic Ecologist Position

Date: Thu, 27 Aug 2020 14:35:56

From: privateemail339690@community.esa.org

Subject: Aquatic Ecologist Position

CLASS TITLE:    Ecologist

CLASS CODE:     B065C

AGENCY: Arkansas Division of Environmental Quality POSTING EXPIRES: 09/04/2020 SALARY RANGE: $40,340.00 – $58,493.00 per year CLASS SUMMARY The Ecologist is responsible for conducting research or performing investigation for the purpose of identifying, abating, or eliminating sources of pollutants or hazards that affect either the environment or the health of the population. This position is governed by state and federal laws and agency policy.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

The formal education equivalent of a bachelor’s degree in environmental or natural science or a related field; plus two years of experience in environmental evaluation and control or a related area.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

***REQUIRED***

** Ability to travel overnight

** Ability to work outside in all weather conditions and walk or hike various terrains

** Ability to lift or carry sampling equipment that may weigh up to 40 pounds

***PREFERRED***

** Working knowledge of collection of water quality, habitat, phytoplankton, macroinvertebrate, and fish samples for evaluation

** Ability to evaluate water quality, biological, and other pertinent data for water quality standards and designated use attainment determination

** Working knowledge of macroinvertebrate sorting and fish sorting/identification

** Ability to prepare/present oral/written reports & documents regarding activities and testing results, as required or requested

** Ability to review project plans, quality assurance project documents, use attainability analyses, and project reports and assessments developed by outside entities

** Ability to provide technical information/assistance regarding water resources

** Ability to effectively communicate with members of the public and state and federal agencies

** Working knowledge of public participation and/or stakeholder involvement process

** Ability to collect, interpret, and display GIS/GPS data

** General knowledge of state/federal regulations governing water quality

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USGS Spatial Ecologist Positions (GS-9/11 – Sagebrush & Sage-grouse)

https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/577075200

Date: Thu, 27 Aug 2020 16:07:14

From: privateemail50019@community.esa.org

Subject: Jobs: USGS Spatial Ecologist Positions (GS-9/11 – Sagebrush & Sage-grouse)

The USGS-Fort Collins Science Center is looking to hire several qualified spatial ecologists to join their productive research team working on sage-grouse and sagebrush ecosystem ecology in GS-9 or GS-11 roles.

JOB DESCRIPTION:  As a Biologist within the Fort Collins Science Center, you would be working closely with Dr. Cameron Aldridge and the broader research team at USGS and Colorado State University.

Duties include:

– Participating in  the planning and execution of complex studies and investigations concerning biological processes that affect ecosystems, with a focus on sagebrush ecosystems.

– Performing data analysis and writing reports to carry out portions of larger biological science investigations of wildlife resources and their habitat conditions.

– Recommending minor modifications to program objectives and associated documentation in accordance with established program directives.

– Gathering, organizing, and interpreting a wide variety of biological data, especially spatial data, with other information pertinent to scientific studies or investigations.

– Developing and maintaining computer databases and spatial datasets; and gathering, analyzing, tabulating and summarizing scientific, programmatic, and/or budgetary data.

A full description of the opportunity can be found here: https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.usajobs.gov%2FGetJob%2FViewDetails%2F577075200&amp;data=02%7C01%7Cpat.anderson%40uconn.edu%7C98fc1cde8d074b97280908d84b32f988%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C637342029616015626&amp;sdata=UNKgmOND9QBYjoo5%2BvsIvxsvG898KxedBr4tGNitBig%3D&amp;reserved=0

Application Deadline: September 7, 2020.

 

 

MSU – Associate Director in the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources (CANR) Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (ODEI).

Announcement: Associate Director in the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources (CANR) Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (ODEI)

Apply at this website: https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fcareers.msu.edu%2Fen-us%2Fjob%2F503868%2Fspecialist-outreachfixed-term&amp;data=02%7C01%7Cpat.anderson%40uconn.edu%7Cef67836ffe6b405eb44408d843575ffa%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C637333389854868838&amp;sdata=fffF7Hf%2F6Y9GixAc6OLHKlIFFXImwH7K6gFw4XbJTAM%3D&amp;reserved=0

Job no: 665731

Work type: Faculty/Academic Staff

Major Administrative Unit / College: College Of Agriculture And Nat Resources

Department: Office Of Diversity Equity And Inclusion 10002157

Salary: Salary Commensurate with Experience

Location: East Lansing

Categories: Full Time (90-100%), Fixed Term Academic Staff, Agriculture, Non-Union

Position Summary

This position will serve as Associate Director in the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources (CANR) Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (ODEI). The position is responsible for implementing, facilitating, and supporting diversity and inclusion training efforts in the ODEI. Will create and implement programming for faculty, staff, and student professional development, and structural and cultural diversity and equity initiatives in the college. Will also advise and support currently enrolled graduate students in CANR and represent graduate student concerns. Will collect and analyze data on diversity and inclusion efforts within CANR departments to develop best practices for an inclusive CANR. Will represent CANR to industry and higher education organizations as part of diverse recruitment strategies. Will be part of the CANR DEI Committee. Will work to develop and produce DEI content in ODEI and CANR newsletters, magazines and social media. Will represent the Associate Dean for DEI when needed. Will work with the Associate Dean for DEI in the development of evaluations and assessment of college climate and programs and initiatives that focus on DEI. This position is a one-year, fixed-term position, renewable annually based on funding and satisfactory performance.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, disability or protected veteran status.

Required Degree

Bachelors -Any field of agriculture and natural resources

Desired Degree

Masters

Minimum Requirements

Bachelor’s degree in any field of agriculture and natural resources, education, business, business administration, sociology, communications, or agribusiness. Minimum of three years’ experience in program or project development and coordination, preferably in a higher education setting.

Desired Qualifications

Master’s degree preferred. Three years’ experience working in diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI). Experience facilitating, developing, and conducting presentations related to DEI. Knowledge of higher education organizations.

Required Application Materials

1) Resume/CV.

2) Cover letter describing your interest in the position with an emphasis on your experience and philosophical approach(es) to achieving a culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion.

3) Names and contact information for three professional references.

Website

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MSU Statement

Michigan State University has been advancing the common good with uncommon will for more than 160 years. One of the top research universities in the world, MSU pushes the boundaries of discovery and forges enduring partnerships to solve the most pressing global challenges while providing life-changing opportunities to a diverse and inclusive academic community through more than 200 programs of study in 17 degree-granting colleges.

Advertised: Aug 13, 2020 Eastern Daylight Time

Applications close: Aug 27, 2020 Eastern Daylight Time

Research Assistant, Harmful Algal Blooms — University of Texas Marine Science Institute in Port Aransas, TX

The Erdner laboratory is seeking a Research Assistant to assist in studies

of HAB-forming toxic dinoflagellates. 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 open without preference to B.S. and M.S. degree

holders, salary will be commensurate with experience. A theoretical

understanding of molecular biology and prior experience with basic

techniques is strongly preferred, experience with both is a definite plus.

The position is initially offered for one year, with continuation possible

based on performance and availability of funding.

The position is at the University of Texas Marine Science Institute in Port

Aransas, TX (https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fsites.utexas.edu%2Ferdnerlab%2F&amp;data=02%7C01%7Cpat.anderson%40uconn.edu%7Cef67836ffe6b405eb44408d843575ffa%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C637333389854888825&amp;sdata=CUkT%2FRdhZwfwbyJES9Bq0Fm0UThim0XpUDg1YSTSSmc%3D&amp;reserved=0). Questions about the

position should be directed to derdner@utexas.edu.

The position is posting # R_00009811 at the University of Texas. To apply:

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Deana L. Erdner

pronouns: she/her/hers

University of Texas

Marine Science Institute

750 Channel View Dr.

Port Aransas, TX 78373

derdner@utexas.edu

(361)749-6719 (office)

Smithsonian’s MarineGEO Seagrass Internship, Fall 2020

Smithsonian’s MarineGEO Seagrass Internship, Fall 2020

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Smithsonian MarineGEO seeks to recruit a motivated intern to join our team for the fall of 2020. The intern will primarily assist with processing data from SeagrassNET, the largest and longest-running seagrass survey on the planet, and the 2020 MarineGEO Global Seagrass Survey, which is currently underway. As part of this effort, we will work with the intern to formulate a novel research question that they will investigate as part of these larger efforts. They will also be able to engage in other MarineGEO and Smithsonian activities, including regular team meetings, discussions, and workshops.

We seek a recent graduate with strong quantitative and computer skills, including proficiency in the R statistical software and Microsoft Office suite. The ideal applicant should have a background in marine ecology and biology. The intern must be highly self-motivated and able to work independently, as they will be based remotely, and must have access to a computer and internet to perform tasks full-time and participate in regular video conferences with MarineGEO staff. The internship will be paid and last approximately 10 weeks, with an option to extend, and the start date is negotiable (but no later than October 2020).

MarineGEO values diversity in all forms. This is an equal opportunity internship, and we encourage persons from any group historically marginalized in marine ecology to apply.

To learn more about MarineGEO, please visit: https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fmarinegeo.si.edu%2F&amp;data=02%7C01%7Cpat.anderson%40uconn.edu%7Cef67836ffe6b405eb44408d843575ffa%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C637333389854888825&amp;sdata=9uOoI%2FRT8cgT71Jt7lAMddzQKzCJcgQ8cVaZ8D9xkm4%3D&amp;reserved=0

If interested, please submit a single PDF including cover letter, resume, and two references to marinegeo@si.edu with the subject line Ãf¢ÒÂEURÃ’ÂoeMarineGEO Fall 2020 InternshipÃf¢ÒÂEURҝ by August 31, 2020.

Stipend is $550 per 40-hour week.

Winter Wolf Survey Tech Position

*Winter Wolf Survey Tech Position*

Position background:

One field technician is needed to survey wolves using noninvasive methods in the Superior National Forest, Minnesota from January 3 through the end of March, 2021.  Methods include ground tracking (using snowmobiles, snowshoes, and skis), camera trapping, and collection of scat and other genetic material for individual wolf ID.

Preferred experience includes driving on snowy/icy roads (including unplowed roads), trailering snowmobiles, snowmobiling, animal tracking, camera trapping, orienteering, snowshoeing/cross country skiing, and data processing.

It is extremely important the applicant be safety-conscious at all times.  The volunteer technician will work with our projectâÂEURÂ(tm)s full-time biotechnician while following coronavirus precautions (social distancing, appropriate face covering, hand sanitizing, etc.).  Periodically, our projectâÂEURÂ(tm)s research wildlife biologist may work with the field team as well âÂEUR” but generally it will be the volunteer technician and our project biotechnician that will work as a socially-distancing team of two in the field.

Compensation:

On-site housing (government bunkhouse) and $450 stipend per month is provided.  The work schedule is generally 6 days on / 1 day off (but can sometimes vary).

Minimum qualifications:

1. Required (sorry, no exceptions) completed Bachelor degree in wildlife, biology, ecology, zoology or a related field by the time the position begins.

2.  Great attention to detail, organizational skills and very clear handwriting.

3. Good references.

4. Outdoor and backcountry skills such as orienteering, snowmobiling, snowshoeing, backcountry skiing, excellent winter driving skills, trailering, animal tracking, etc.

5. Must be a US citizen with a social security number (and a US bank account is required for stipend processing).  Due to administrative constraints we are unable to consider international applicants.

6. Must adhere to coronavirus precautions (social distancing, face coverings, hand sanitizing / washing, etc.).

To apply:

Please email these three items – 1) the completed application below, 2) your resume, and 3) transcript (unofficial is fine) to Dr. Shannon Barber-Meyer (supervisor for this position) at sbarber-meyer@usgs.gov  Please *completely fill out* the application form itself (e.g., do not leave sections of the application form incomplete, please do not just reference your resume or other documents).

Apply as soon as possible if you are interested because although the last date to apply is September 10 – the position is* likely to be filled as applications are received* because when time allows we review applications as they come in. Hiring decisions are anticipated to be made before mid-October.

IMPORTANT APPLICATION NOTES:

1) If you are offered and accept the position, we expect you to fulfill the length of the position.  If you might potentially take another position that would cause you to leave this position early or need to start later than the start date, please do not accept the offer of this position.  *We can only hire technicians that are able to commit for the entire duration.* Thank you for understanding.

2) If you anticipate an absence during the position (a wedding, conference,

etc.) please alert Dr. Barber-Meyer to that prior to being hired because it may change whether or not we can hire you.  In some cases we are able to accommodate an absence depending on timing and length but in other cases we cannot.  Thank you for understanding.

*Application form âÂEUR” Winter Wolf Survey Volunteer Technician*

*USGS Minnesota Wolf and Deer Project, Ely, MN*

Please email the three following items to apply: *1) the completed application below, 2) your resume, and 3) transcript (unofficial is fine)* to Dr. Shannon Barber-Meyer at sbarber-meyer@usgs.gov

*Applicant info:*

Name –

Email –

Phone –

Degree date –

University –

Major / minor âÂEUR”

GPA –

*Do you have a valid U.S. state driverâÂEURÂ(tm)s license?*

*List CPR, First Aid, and/or Wilderness First Responder certifications and dates of expiration:*

*Please describe your experience with the following:*

Winter field work –

Driving 4×4 trucks on snowy/icy roads including unplowed roads –

Snowmobiling –

Trailering (snowmobiles, ATVâÂEURÂ(tm)s, boats, etc.) –

Animal tracking (following and identifying tracks, especially large canids)

Camera trapping –

Accurately, neatly, and completely recording data âÂEUR”

Data entry / processing (especially of photos and spatial data) –

GIS –

Orienteering –

Snowshoeing / cross country skiing –

Mechanic / maintenance skills –

*References:* (Provide 3 work references âÂEUR” name, position, and email

address)

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2

3

*Any additional remarks you would like to make:*

Thank you for your application to the USGS MN Wolf and Deer Project!

Shannon

sbarber-meyer@usgs.gov

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