Opportunities Archive

5 PhD positions available at Penn State focused on microbiome manipulation

There are 5 PhD positions available at Penn State across multiple departments within the College of Agricultural Sciences with a focus on manipulating agricultural-associated microbiomes. These positions will provide students with broad and interdisciplinary training in microbial ecology, community sequencing analysis and related fields.
 
Application deadline is December 15, 2017. Seehttps://www.huck.psu.edu/content/research/microbiome-center/student-resources for more information.
 
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Kevin L. Hockett
Assistant Professor
Department of Plant Pathology and Environmental Microbiology
Lloyd Huck Early Career Professor
Huck Institute of Life Sciences
Pennsylvania State University
316 Buckhout Lab
Office phone: 814-865-4472
 

Graduate position: UIllinois.SymbiosisEvolution

The Heath lab at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
is looking for motivated graduate students interested in the
evolution and genetics of plant-microbe symbioses. The Heath lab
uses a variety of approaches (fieldwork, sequencing, quantitative
genetics) in a number of plant and microbial systems to answer
fundamental questions about how mutualisms evolve in nature,
the molecular basis of symbiosis evolution, and plant-microbiome
interactions. Find out more about what we do at our website
(http://www.life.illinois.edu/heath/Heath_Lab/HOME.html). Students can
apply through either the Program in Ecology, Evolution and Conservation
(http://sib.illinois.edu/peec/) or the Department of Plant Biology grad
program (http://www.life.illinois.edu/plantbio/graduateAdmissions.htm).
Applications are due by December 15, 2017 for full consideration for
graduate college fellowships.

Champaign-Urbana is a great micro-urban community located midway between
three major cities (Chicago, St. Louis, Indianapolis), with great food
and drink, abundant culture, and affordable cost of living.

University of Illinois and the Heath lab are committed to a diverse
workplace, and prospective students of all races, genders, and sexual
orientations are encouraged to apply.

Email Katy Heath (kheath@life.illinois.edu) for more information.

Katy Heath <kheath@life.illinois.edu>

Graduate Positions in Speciation and Sexual Selection at the University of Denver

Graduate Positions in Speciation and Sexual Selection in the Larson Lab at the University of Denver

The Larson Lab at the University of Denver is recruiting graduate students (PhD or MS) interested in evolutionary genomics, speciation and sexual selection. Research in the Larson lab focuses on how sexual selection and genomic conflict shape the evolution of reproduction and how divergence in key reproductive traits contribute to speciation.

Graduate students can earn degrees in Biological Sciences with a concentration in Ecology and Evolution or Cell and Molecular Biology. Graduate students will be supported through graduate teaching assistantships for up to 2 (MS) to 5 years (PhD).

Denver is a vibrant city just east of the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains. The University of Denver is nestled in a residential neighborhood 8 miles southeast of downtown Denver. The campus is connected via light rail to downtown and the broader Front Range region.

Please contact Erica Larson, erica.larson@du.edu, for more information. Additional information can be found at https://secure-web.cisco.com/1PzxrL32PVJ6kWUyFEjuH4muDlEaS4EqBVLqz9xcXX8JDVkAKINOJWyQH19qpZ2N8ypLNh9tdTKp50j6u_wLrYSkzEu_ecXt9E2qRdSMa4QpyfAUFgULFu2FVGEon-5GZjK-5d8EshKJrrpO1x0vdezzKVCbHs4a1FJwuACBlT9093hi1aZD2OHD8qouctWKFlla3-DgnMQdprBoIw8UrJ7zcgUX1cx7XwQDRLjtx5ECybA2MRcORAHlAd5TVbq_GOTo8mSjy59gMvd5LbXjx85L5FllAJGJ_1ueThU4uGzgjry9lbDYY-ZZDbKqZGjmk57Ha2klj5tLP7imH4hKTZjwrVK2ztKVssb0PRsOGLPT0vChyLVQB0FkvhmKXJP8cArCMrjSCKvyff8iurKdp9RMXc7rVxeITBN3dPN1t9B98YPIm7WpKA5nwA6uYMDvU/https%3A%2F%2Fwww.larsonlab.space.

Biological Science Technician (Fisheries)

Biological Science Technician (Fisheries)
 
U.S. Geological Survey; Klamath Falls, Oregon
 
Closing Date: November 29, 2017
 
This is a temporary appointment not to exceed 12 months that may be extended for 12 additional months without further competition. The initial period of employment is for the 2018 field season, beginning in February and ending in October or November. The incumbent will assist with a variety of field studies to collect fisheries data or specimens, working on boats and using various types of nets and electrofishing. PIT tag technology for marking fish and detecting tagged fish remotely will be an important part of the position.
 
Information on basic qualifications, which includes information on whether you may substitute education for specialized experience, is here: http://www.usgs.gov/humancapital/sw/quals/0404.html. Other requirements for the position are given in the web posting:
 
 
Contact: David Hewitt, dhewitt@usgs.gov
 
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David A. Hewitt

Research Fish Biologist

USGS Western Fisheries Research Center

Klamath Falls Field Station, Oregon

(541) 273-8689 ext 215

Biological Science Technician, Gila Watershed Partnership

This is a great opportunity for recent graduates – please distribute broadly! 
 
The Gila Watershed Partnership is looking for a Biological Science Technician! Be part of a dynamic and passionate organization working with community partners to protect and restore the Upper Gila Watershed. The Biological Science Technician will assist on a wide variety of field projects including fish surveys and removal, water quality testing, invasive plant removal and restoration planting, as well as provide technical support for the Restoration Specialist. This is a great opportunity for an early career professional looking to get broad field experience and learn new skills in beautiful southeastern Arizona. Click here to download the job description and application instructions. Applications will be accepted until December 8th.
 
Melanie
 

Accepting Apps for MS Environmental Biology in Denver CO

We are now accepting applications for fall, 2018 admission to the MS in Environmental Biology program at Regis University in Denver, CO. The one year M.S. in Environmental Biology is a degree program that emphasizes skills crucial for success in the environmental and ecological workforce. Apply by 12/31/17 and use code ECWC to waive the $50 application fee!

TOP FEATURES of our program

-Focus on relevant skills demanded by environmental employers:
statistical computing (R), GIS, NEPA, grant writing & field work in the Rocky Mountains & elsewhere
– Earn a master’s degree in an intensive one-year program or up to 2 years as it fits with each student’s schedule/goals.
– Hands-on internship at local agencies or research experience with faculty members
– Small class sizes that allow students to build close relationships with faculty and other students
– Knowledgeable faculty focused on individual student goals and success

Go to: REGIS.EDU/ENVIRONMENT for more information and to apply

Apply by February 1, 2018 for priority admission consideration!

NSF-Funded Graduate positions in Aquatic Ecology/Biogeochemistry

I am recruiting new students to begin work on an NSF-EPSCOR funded project focused on understanding the microbiomes of linked aquatic, soil and plant ecosystems. This work is part of a large collaborative team (details below); my lab’s specific focus will be on how microbiology and biogeochemical cycling (N, P) change along Kansas’ precipitation gradient in streams and rivers, and how those changes might alter the propensity for the development of harmful algal blooms in reservoirs. Students with experience or interests in biogeochemistry, microbial ecology (especially cyanobacteria or cyanotoxin studies), and linked aquatic-terrestrial ecosystems are encouraged to contact me to discuss graduate positions available. 
 
More details about current lab projects can be found here: https://burginlab.wordpress.com/research-projects/
 
Prior to contacting me, students should read these letters to prospective students: 
 
Deadline for applications to the KU EEB program is 1 December; instructions on applying can be found here: https://eeb.ku.edu/how-apply
Details on admission requirements are here: https://eeb.ku.edu/admission-requirements
 
 
NSF-FUNDED GRADUATE POSITIONS IN MICROBIOMES OF AQUATIC, PLANT OR SOILS (MAPS)
We are recruiting diverse, highly-qualified graduate students to assist with understanding the linkages between microbiomes of aquatic, plant and soil (MAPS) ecosystems across Kansas. The goal of MAPS is to understand 1) how microbiome structure and function among these systems change across the dry to wet precipitation gradient of Kansas and land use, then 2) how those changes in microbiomes affect broader community and ecosystem properties. The NSF funded project project is driven by >15 investigators across multiple institutions, listed below, all of whom will work collaboratively and train students in an interdisciplinary framework.
If you are interested in developing skills in collaborative, team-based science focused on deploying cutting-edge tools in environmental microbiology and informatics, please contact the relevant team member who might serve as your graduate advisor.  Students must discuss their interests with a potential advisor (by email or phone) prior to submitting an application for graduate studies to the relevant department. We especially encourage students with experience in bioinformatics, chemical analysis, field work and experimental design to apply. Experience working across multiple ecosystem types or across rainfall gradients within a given ecosystem will be preferred but not required.
The University of Kansas (Applications due by 1 December for Fall 2018 start)
James Bever (Plant and Fungal Ecology; https://eeb.ku.edu/james-bever)
Sharon Billings (Soil Biogeochemistry; https://eeb.ku.edu/sharon-billings)
Amy Burgin (Aquatic Ecosystem Ecology; https://eeb.ku.edu/amy-burgin)
Terry Loecke (Soil Biogeochemistry; https://esp.ku.edu/terry-loecke)
Ben Sikes (Microbial Ecology; https://eeb.ku.edu/ben-sikes)
Pam Sullivan (Ecohydrology; https://geog.ku.edu/sullivan-pamela)
Belinda Sturm (Environmental Engineering; http://www.people.ku.edu/~bmcswain/)
Folashade Agusto (Infectious disease; https://sites.google.com/site/agustofb/)
Kansas State University (applications due by 15 December for Fall or Summer 2018 start)
Walter Dodds (Aquatic Ecology; http://www.k-state.edu/doddslab/)
Wichita State University
Ft. Hays State University:
Mitch Greer (Grassland Ecology; https://www.fhsu.edu/biology/mgreer/)
 
 
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Amy Burgin, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

University of Kansas
Kansas Biological Survey
office: 785-864-2831
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MS position in distribution of freshwater functional diversity under climate change

Interested in aquatic biodiversity, connectivity across isolated natural and anthropogenic habitats, and climate change? Northern Arizona University is an excellent place to study all of these! Come do your Masters in Environmental Science & Policy in the coolest (literally) part of Arizona, in the middle of climate-driven shifts in species distributions. NAU and Flagstaff, AZ offer excellent opportunities to network and collaborate across both academic and agency scientists working on ecosystem responses to climate change and the functional and genetic components of biodiversity underlying those responses. Support will be through a combination of TAships and summer research support. If interested, check out www.bestlabnau.com and send a CV and a brief description of your background and research interests to Rebecca Best (rebecca.best@nau.edu). Final applications due January 15, 2018.

PhD position, McMurdo LTER, Antarctica

The Adams lab in the Department of Biology at Brigham Young University (BYU) welcomes applications from students wishing to pursue a PhD in evolutionary ecology, focusing on soil ecosystems, starting Fall of 2018.
 
Dissertation projects are dynamic, focusing on core hypotheses associated with the McMurdo Dry Valley LTER (http://mcmlter.org), primarily the characterization of soil ecosystem responses to climate variation.  Our hypotheses are informed by approaches including community and autecology, ecological genomics, comparative phylogeography, elemental stoichiometry, molecular evolution, and metagenomics/transcriptomics.  Successful candidates will be required to carry out challenging fieldwork in the McMurdo Dry Valleys, Antarctica.
 
BYU is located in Provo, Utah, where opportunities for world-class skiing, snowboarding, fly-fishing, kayaking, hiking, rock climbing, mountain biking, and many other outdoor recreational activities are less than 20 minutes from the lab.  There are several festivals during the year in different areas of the county and Provo is home to a vibrant music scene.  Salt Lake City is only 45 minutes travel by car or commuter rail.
 
For full consideration, complete applications should be received by January 15, 2018, but late applications can be considered through the first part of February. Financial support is competitive and comes from a variety of sources, including teaching assistantships, research assistantships, fellowships, and external research funding from the National Science Foundation.
 
BYU is a private institution run by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Students are required to uphold a standard of personal conduct. For more information on this standard, please visit the Honor Code Office website (https://honorcode.byu.edu/).
 
Interested students should contact Byron Adams (bjadams@byu.edu), including a current CV and why our research group might be a good fit for your career and educational interests/goals.  Application information can be found on the BYU Biology website, http://biology.byu.edu/GradAdmissions
 
Byron Adams
Department of Biology
Brigham Young University

PhD student positions (U.Maryland) in Environmental Science

Two funded PhD student positions are available at University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science. Please find details in the following links.

https://www.umces.edu/content/phd-level-graduate-student-environmental-statistics
https://www.umces.edu/content/phd-position-u-maryland-food-and-environment

Review of applications will start from Dec. 10, 2017 and continue until qualified candidates are found.

Graduate Position:BYU.EvolutionaryEcology

The Adams lab in the Department of Biology at Brigham Young University (BYU) welcomes applications from students wishing to pursue a PhD in evolutionary ecology, focusing on soil ecosystems, starting Fall of 2018.

Dissertation projects are dynamic, focusing on core hypotheses associated with the McMurdo Dry Valley LTER (http://secure-web.cisco.com/1EpaldHZbBD4XbdR0N7hKHqGwHrm2Vb8JKuP64Ulp8Hwn0oImE9kr8xoNc93_MinTSW_6R_BUSQP5nvcKnytcDNz6cq3Mk4Eavu1DQ-OBk6fLa_2GUvBYp3n5YqiYMLMSC-uGj17riJvsJ-Hbj2WAYf0fTr90RPClL3kl7N4RILD-m20g3ZYH8FcdJWsn6rMHZDB7GyVN8TnilKPLdGG0Ivo4OPvUtgV7Vl8Ww7A6mHyeMU7sqqGgmAjdMLUdca-zMQ4U2rxtTT_HLOAslRFkLcBjBm_ByzSj14-iPvrUu40rR7ajTtD0cTiSqh0ySy_9rzznLJs1ELUaDx3D9HNIkMI1b3fOAQ8pfJxVOqQ-pt3-9c4xQR-KvIfx8n2sy75F4HLYoFdVnnvpS6Wnp8F6dLW4r8s_22nHe61jdDeM4AsfgWbOOjrXZ8FKTx_VIeUq/http%3A%2F%2Fmcmlter.org<http://secure-web.cisco.com/1EpaldHZbBD4XbdR0N7hKHqGwHrm2Vb8JKuP64Ulp8Hwn0oImE9kr8xoNc93_MinTSW_6R_BUSQP5nvcKnytcDNz6cq3Mk4Eavu1DQ-OBk6fLa_2GUvBYp3n5YqiYMLMSC-uGj17riJvsJ-Hbj2WAYf0fTr90RPClL3kl7N4RILD-m20g3ZYH8FcdJWsn6rMHZDB7GyVN8TnilKPLdGG0Ivo4OPvUtgV7Vl8Ww7A6mHyeMU7sqqGgmAjdMLUdca-zMQ4U2rxtTT_HLOAslRFkLcBjBm_ByzSj14-iPvrUu40rR7ajTtD0cTiSqh0ySy_9rzznLJs1ELUaDx3D9HNIkMI1b3fOAQ8pfJxVOqQ-pt3-9c4xQR-KvIfx8n2sy75F4HLYoFdVnnvpS6Wnp8F6dLW4r8s_22nHe61jdDeM4AsfgWbOOjrXZ8FKTx_VIeUq/http%3A%2F%2Fmcmlter.org>), primarily the characterization of soil ecosystem responses to climate variation.  Our hypotheses are informed by approaches including community and autecology, ecological genomics, comparative phylogeography, elemental stoichiometry, molecular evolution, and metagenomics/transcriptomics.  Successful candidates will be required to carry out challenging fieldwork in the McMurdo Dry Valleys, Antarctica.

BYU is located in Provo, Utah, where opportunities for world-class skiing, snowboarding, fly-fishing, kayaking, hiking, rock climbing, mountain biking, and many other outdoor recreational activities are less than 20 minutes from the lab.  There are several festivals during the year in different areas of the county and Provo is home to a vibrant music scene.  Salt Lake City is only 45 minutes travel by car or commuter rail.

For full consideration, complete applications should be received by January 15, 2018, but late applications can be considered through the first part of February. Financial support is competitive and comes from a variety of sources, including teaching assistantships, research assistantships, fellowships, and external research funding from the National Science Foundation.

BYU is a private institution run by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Students are required to uphold a standard of personal conduct. For more information on this standard, please visit the Honor Code Office website (https://honorcode.byu.edu/).

Interested students should contact Byron Adams (bjadams@byu.edu<mailto:bjadams@byu.edu>), including a current CV and why our research group might be a good fit for your career and educational interests/goals.  Application information can be found on the BYU Biology website, http://biology.byu.edu/GradAdmissions

Byron Adams
Department of Biology
Brigham Young University

Graduate position: TuftsU.AdaptationSpeciation

The Dopman lab at Tufts University is seeking to recruit Ph.D. students
interested in evolutionary genetics. The long-range goal of our work is
to understand the evolution of reproductive isolation and ecological
adaptation. Projects on reproductive isolation are using hybridizing
populations of moths to understand the genetic basis of behavioral
and allochronic isolation, and the role of pleiotropy and chromosomal
rearrangements for speciation. Current work on adaptation focuses on
seasonal rhythms in moths and butterflies, and is addressing the genetic
repeatability of phenology, its influence on fitness and population
persistence, and connecting phenology change with spatiotemporal gradients
in climate.

Students must have the ability to work with others and a sense of
humor, both of which are needed to make science fun and worthwhile. An
undergraduate background in molecular genetics, genomics, evolution, or
ecology is preferred, as is prior research experience. Highly relevant
experience includes application of molecular genetic techniques or
computational analysis of genome data.

The Dopman Lab is in the Department of Biology
(http://ase.tufts.edu/biology/) and is a member of Tuftsą Collaborative
Cluster in Genome Structure and Developmental Patterning. The Cluster
focuses on genome to organism research and is located on the main campus
in Medford, MA. With two additional Tufts campuses (Boston and Grafton),
other research universities (Harvard, MIT, BU), and the vibrant city
of Boston all within reach, Medford and Tufts are ideal places to live
and work.

Interested individuals should email Erik Dopman (erik.dopman@tufts.edu)
and provide a CV and brief statement of research interests, relevant
educational background, and prior research experience. Applications to
the graduate program are due on 15 December, with departmental review
occurring shortly thereafter. For more information on the graduate
program, see http://ase.tufts.edu/biology/graduate/.

PhD position – trait-based microbial community ecology

I am seeking a PhD student to apply trait-based approaches to phytoplankton or other microbial communities, working either in marine or freshwater systems. Trait-based approaches provide a mechanistic framework for understanding the organization and functioning of ecological communities.
Possible research topics include comparing intraspecific and interspecific variation in key functional traits, experimental trait evolution, trait biogeography, community assembly and responses to global environmental change. The research may include field work on local lakes or at different marine locations, laboratory experiments, analyses of diverse datasets and mathematical modeling. The exact project will be developed based on student’s research interests.

The PhD student will be based at the Kellogg Biological Station (KBS) of Michigan State University working under the supervision of Elena Litchman (goo.gl/VwKWgk).

The deadline for applications is December 1, 2017 but late applications may be considered. The applications should be made through the Department of Integrative Biology (https://integrativebiology.natsci.msu.edu/graduate-program/admission-requirements/). Contact Elena Litchman (litchman@msu.edu) for more information on the position and the application process.

Graduate position in the Ernakovich Lab (University of New Hampshire)

The Ernakovich lab (https://mypages.unh.edu/jernakovich) in the Department of Natural Resources and the Environment at the University of New Hampshire is seeking a graduate student at the M.S. level to research relationships between microbial communities and soil health in agricultural and natural systems in New England. The student will use genomics and functional analysis (such as nitrogen mineralization and substrate use efficiency), and possibly stable isotope probing depending on the interests of the student. The student will test the power of various ecological frameworks (e.g. biodiversity-ecosystem function, keystone species) in predicting the role of microbial communities in soil health.

This work is inherently interdisciplinary. The ideal candidate will be passionately curious and have a degree and research experience in ecology, microbiology, chemistry, soil science or related field.

The student will earn an education at a highly respected research institution equipped with state-of-
the-art facilities. The student will matriculate through the Department of Natural Resources and the
Environment (https://colsa.unh.edu/nren), which has multiple tracks to tailor student needs. The student
will live in beautiful Durham, New Hampshire for the duration of the degree. Two years of support is
currently available through a research assistantship.

The preferred starting date is Spring semester 2018, and no later than Fall semester 2018.

To discuss the opportunity, please email Jessica Ernakovich with a single pdf containing a statement of
interest and your CV. Please include “soil health microbiome” in the subject line.

The University of New Hampshire is a public institution with a long-standing commitment to equal
opportunity for all. The University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age,
national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, veterans status, or marital
status, in admission or access to, or treatment or employment in, its programs, activities or services.
Inquiries regarding discriminatory harassment (including sexual harassment) should be directed to: The
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Cetacean Research & Marine Biology Internships in Spain

Cetacean Research & Marine Biology Internships in Spain

The Bottlenose Dolphin Research Institute (BDRI) <http://www.thebdri.com/>, a marine science and education centre, offers unique hands-on research experiences designed to foster success in both undergraduate and postgraduate fields.

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION – This internships program enables aspiring marine scientists to work in conjunction with leading marine biologists as they undertake ground-breaking research on the charismatic marine mega-fauna in one of the most productive oceanic regions on the world (Galicia, North-western coast of Spain). No fewer than 22 cetacean species have been recorded in these waters over the years. Some, such as common bottlenose dolphins, short-beaked common dolphins, harbour porpoises, minke whales, Risso’s dolphins, long-finned pilot whales, humpback whales, beaked whales, sei whales, fin whales, and blue whales have been recorded by the BDRI team in 2017.

BDRI scientists conduct research across a wide range of subject areas that link marine top predators (cetaceans and marine birds) ecology with their physical environment, society and population dynamics; explore their interactions with human activities (such as fisheries, aquaculture and marine traffic); and investigate their behaviour and acoustic communication.

With state-of-the-art facilities and equipment, students will be trained to participate with multiple research projects involving a combination of boat-based surveys onboard research vessels, land-based observations, laboratory work (photo-identification, GIS, bioacoustics, diet analysis, diving behaviour, video analysis, database work, etc), and strandings (response, rescue, necropsy, and data collection).

The BDRI is a very international environment, and the everyday working language is English. Laboratory work days typically last six hours and field days typically exceed seven hours and occur several times per week (weather dependent). There will be two days off per week.

HOW TO APPLY – The internship is open to all applicants 18 years of age or older. An academic background in biology, veterinary or natural science, coupled with motivation and interest in marine research make the most qualified individuals. Internship start and end dates are flexible but the position requires a minimum of 30 days continuous commitment sometime between 8th January 2018 through to end November 2018.

The BDRI is a private and self-funded centre, hence, this internship requires a monetary contribution which is used to off-set the cost of accommodation in an apartment, training, use of research equipment, facilities and research vessels, and other expenses (access to wifi in the apartment, kitchen utensils, electricity, taxes, etc). Successful applicants will be responsible for their own transportation expenses to and from the research centre (O Grove, Galicia, Spain).

Interested candidates should submit an application with the following:
– A cover letter including your availability;
– A resume describing training, experience and relevant skills;
– BDRI’s application form, you can download from <http://www.thebdri.com/resources/downloads/applicationinternships.doc>

Please send these items as e-mail attachments to: severine@thebdri.com

Approved applications are accepted on a first-come, first serve basis. Positions are open until filled.

For more information about BDRI’s research projects, please visit <https://www.thebdri.com> or our Facebook page.

PhD and MS positions in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Connecticut

The Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Connecticut (UConn) invites applications from prospective graduate students (M.S. and Ph.D.) to begin in Fall 2017. Research in the department includes a wide range of topics in ecology, evolutionary biology, systematics, computational biology, global change biology and conservation biology in a highly collaborative environment at a leading public research university. Applicants should demonstrate a strong commitment to and potential for academic work in ecology and evolutionary biology. Applications from individuals of groups historically underrepresented in STEM fields are particularly encouraged with scholarships available from the university to promote a diverse and inclusive academic community.

Expected Qualifications and Application Process

A Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in any facet of biology is expected although students with unusual backgrounds are also encouraged to apply if they can demonstrate aptitude and commitment to ecology or evolutionary biology. Because acceptance to the program depends on a good match between the interests of faculty members and students, applicants should communicate about project ideas with potential advisers (see
http://eeb.uconn.edu/faculty/) before initiating the on-line application.
Applicants are also encouraged to visit UConn to meet faculty members and current graduate students.

We will start reviewing applications on December 15th 2017. The on-line application process requires submission of the formal graduate school application, transcripts, GRE scores (general test required, biology GRE recommended), three letters of reference, a personal essay, and, for non- native speakers of English, TOEFL or IELTS scores.

Funding
Financial support is available through research assistantships, teaching assistantships and university fellowships. Applicants are also encouraged to seek external funding. The UConn Graduate School has funding opportunities for outstanding applicants and groups that are historically under-represented in science (e.g. the NextGenCT Scholarships, Giolas- Harriott and Crandall Cordero Fellowships and Outstanding Scholars Program).

Inquiries
For general inquiries about the application procedure, please contact the admissions coordinator, Madeline Hennessey madeline.hennessey@uconn.edu .
For more specific questions about research directions, please contact potential advisers directly using the contact information on their webpages (http://eeb.uconn.edu/faculty/).

MS and PhD graduate study in plant ecology and evolution: multiple positions

Multiple opportunities for graduate study in plant ecology and evolutionary biology are available for Fall 2018 in the Department of Plant Biology, Ecology and Evolution at Oklahoma State University.
Teaching assistantships are available for study towards an MS in Plant Biology or a PhD in Plant Science.  Potential areas of research could
include:
*       Trade-offs in drought tolerance among tree species at the
forest-prairie ecotone
*       The roles of drought stress, fungal pathogens, and insects in
tree mortality
*       Tree-ring growth response to climate among species at the
forest-prairie ecotone
*       The role of anthropogenic change in shaping plant-pollinator
interactions and plant reproductive output
*       The role of ecological interactions in plant mating system
evolution
*       Comparative plant genomics, evolution, and systematics
*       Evolution of milkweed-insect interactions
*       Plant taxonomy and biogeography

Assistantships include tuition waivers and health insurance.
Learn more about the OSU Department of Plant Biology, Ecology, and Evolution at http://plantbio.okstate.edu/.  Contact Dr. Henry Adams (henry.adams@okstate.edu, www.henrydadams.com), Dr. Janette Steets (janette.steets@okstate.edu), or Dr. Mark Fishbein
(mark.fishbein@okstate.edu) for more information.
In your email, please include brief description of your research interests, experience, and career goals, and attach a CV or resume.
Applications are due to the OSU graduate college by 2/28/18, but early application is strongly advised for full consideration and support.

PhD Positions in Ecological Informatics: Northern Arizona University

Northern Arizona University: PhD positions in Ecological Informatics are available in the School of Informatics, Computing and Cyber Systems (SICCS) at Northern Arizona University. The SICCS mission is to conduct high-impact, innovative research in environmental and ecological informatics with an emphasis on understanding problems and engineering solutions that lead to benefits in human and environmental health.
Research opportunities are available in the following areas linked to specific SICCS faculty:

Chris Doughty: The impact of animal extinctions on ecosystem services, tropical forest carbon cycling, spectroscopy remote sensing and astrobiology.

Scott Goetz: Remote sensing & geospatial analysis of bio-geophysical processes at regional to global scales, with focus on boreal and tropical forests.

Joe Mihaljevic: Infectious disease dynamics in wildlife and human hosts, sequencing multi- pathogen communities, building and parameterizing epidemiological models, fitting models to data, and Bayesian inference.

Kiona Ogle: Plant and ecosystem functioning in arid and semi-arid systems (carbon and water relations in woodlands and deserts) and temperate forests (tree functional traits, tree growth), and applications of Bayesian methods to synthesize data in the context of ecological process models.

Andrew Richardson: Terrestrial ecosystems and global change, biosphere-atmosphere interactions, model-data fusion, sensor networks, near-surface remote sensing, and “big data” in ecology (e.g. PhenoCam, FLUXNET).

Ben Ruddell: Ecology of Complex & Coupled Natural-Human Systems, including cities, Food-Energy-Water (http://fewsion.us), networks, critical infrastructure, health, sustainability, and resilience.

Temuulen “Teki” Sankey: Remote sensing and geo-informatics in the southwest with UAV and lidar applications.

Graduate student benefits include stipends (TA or RA), tuition waiver, health insurance, support for summer fieldwork in a variety of beautiful ecosystems, and winter in the peaks of sunny Flagstaff, AZ. Candidates should explore the SICCS website (www.nau.edu/siccs) and contact the professor whose interests align most closely. Please include a cover letter describing background, research interests, and qualifications, as well as a current resume.
Program applications can be submitted to the School of Informatics, Computing & Cyber Systems OR the Graduate College and are due January 15, 2018 after communicating with a faculty member. Applications received early may be considered for a prestigious NAU Presidential Fellowship.

PhD in global change or urban ecology

I am recruiting PhD students to work with me, Dr. Meghan Avolio (https://meghanavolio.weebly.com/), in Johns Hopkins’ Earth & Planetary Sciences Department (http://eps.jhu.edu/). Broadly, I am a plant ecologist and study population, community, and ecosystem responses to global change. I work in cities and grasslands; I will be developing a local urban research program in Baltimore and continuing on-going grassland research at Konza Prairie in Manhattan Kansas.

Possible topics with include: adaptation to novel climates and environments; urban biodiversity patterns and drivers; and community responses to global change. I expect that the PhD student will develop their own research project in an area of shared interest.

Enrollment is for Fall 2018. Applications are due January 15 (http://eps.jhu.edu/graduate/admissions/). If admitted, the 12-month stipend is competitive and health care benefits and tuition are covered.
Preference is for students with research experience or a Master’s degree.

If you are interested, please contact me: meghan.avolio@jhu.edu. We can discuss research interests and determine if it is a good fit.

Dr. Meghan Avolio
Assistant Professor
Earth & Planetary Sciences
Johns Hopkins University
Baltimore, MD 21218

PhD Fellowships in Ecology, Geomorphology and Hydrology

Multiple PhD Fellowship Opportunities – Watershed Sciences – Utah State University

Doctoral Fellows – Three four-year fellowships, including stipend, tuition, and fees, are available for PhD students in any discipline within Watershed Sciences.

Colorado River Scholarship – One or two four-year scholarships, including stipend, tuition, fees, and research support, are available for a PhD student whose focus is the application of science to the management of the Colorado River.
(https://qcnr.usu.edu/wats/colorado_river_studies/)

Climate Adaptation Science – For students admitted to the graduate program, one-year fellowships are available to support participation in the Climate Adaptation Science program, a traineeship that combines interdisciplinary research, work-place experience, instruction, and collaboration among scientists, land and resource managers, policy- makers, trainees, and citizen stakeholders.
(https://climateadaptation.usu.edu/admission/program-description/)

Where to start: contact a faculty member with whom you would like to study. Graduate admissions in the Department of Watershed Sciences requires faculty sponsorship and funding
(http://qcnr.usu.edu/wats/people/faculty)

Watershed Sciences is a multidisciplinary department in the Quinney College of Natural Resources.  Our faculty conduct research in geomorphology, hydrology, aquatic ecology, limnology, fish ecology, wetland ecology, water quality, biogeochemistry, and paleoecology. We find collaborative opportunities in addressing problems of management and restoration of aquatic ecosystems. Utah State University is Utah’s land-grant university with a student body of over 24,000 in 42 departments and 8 academic colleges. USU is well situated for research on streams, rivers, lakes, reservoirs, wetlands, and their catchments, which span desert to alpine environments. The main campus is located in Logan, nestled against the Bear River Range in scenic Cache Valley. This is a semi-rural mountain basin with a population of 120,000 and nearby ski resorts, lakes, rivers, and mountains providing many recreational opportunities.

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Funded Ph.D. opportunities

Late-breaking, funded Ph.D. opportunities in our beautiful new UCSC coastal-campus lab. Please share widely! Link to tweet: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1-QgtBdIhr8kimBPyP3u6oUa2qu60fcpgWADDrIthwHY
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The Zavaleta lab in the Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Department at UC Santa Cruz has two funded openings for Ph.D. students to begin in summer or fall 2018. 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.


One Ph.D. position will be funded for 4-5 years through a half-time position to launch and coordinate the Center to Advance Mentored, INquiry-Based Opportunities (CAMINO) in Ecology and Conservation. Accordingly, the ideal candidate has significant experience in and demonstrated commitment to mentoring students from diverse backgrounds; excellent outreach, communication and networking skills; and familiarity with programming to advance participation, equity and inclusion in STEM. Research topic is flexible, with interest in candidates who would like to focus part of the dissertation on strengthening outcomes in our field for undergraduates from underrepresented backgrounds.


The other Ph.D. position will be funded through a combination of teaching and research fellowships to participate in a project linking climate and other environmental changes to the ecology and conservation of alpine migratory songbirds. Successful applicants will have avian research experience including bird capture and banding, experience supervising undergraduates and field crews in remote settings, excellent quantitative and writing skills, and a desire to combine conservation research with field-based mentoring of students from diverse backgrounds.


Applications to the UCSC Graduate Division are due 12/15. To inquire directly about your potential fit or to find out more, please send Erika a cover letter with resume/CV, transcripts (screenshot/ unofficial fine), a writing sample (paper, statement, proposal, report, etc. with you as sole or lead author), and GRE scores if you have them. 
Zavaleta@ucsc.edu. Erika will contact strong candidates for a video interview.

Thank you.


Erika


Erika Zavaleta

Professor

Ecology and Evolutionary Biology 

University of California

Santa Cruz, CA

People.ucsc.edu/~zavaleta

Conservationscholars.ucsc.edu

4-Year PhD Assistantship in Herbivore Foraging and Movement Ecology

4-Year Ph.D. Assistantship in Herbivore Foraging and Movement Ecology Anticipated Start Date: Summer 2018

PROJECT DESCRIPTION
The Quantitative Ecology and Spatial Technologies Laboratory at Mississippi State University, in collaboration with the Department of Animal and Dairy Science and the Noble Research Institute, is seeking a highly motivated student for a 4-year Ph.D. assistantship in herbivore foraging and movement ecology with a specific focus on beef cattle as an experimental system. The student will investigate how foraging behavior and movement influence energy budgets of grazing cattle, and how these budgets relate to animal production and individual fitness. This is a federally funded project through USDA-NIFA with emphases on metabolic theory, space utilization, and Bayesian hierarchical modeling. The successful candidate will gain substantial experience in (1) managing and leading data collection efforts across multiple field sites; (2) construction of movement trajectories from accelerometry (“dead reckoning”); (3) supervised and unsupervised classification algorithms;
(4) analysis and interpretation of GPS-based and dead-reckoned relocation data, and accommodation of error in relocation data; and, (5) hierarchical modeling in both frequentist and Bayesian frameworks. The candidate also will be expected to develop multiple peer-reviewed manuscripts.

COMPENSATION
A stipend for living expenses will be provided ($23,500 per year), as well as complete tuition remission and health insurance, for a total of
4 years. The selected candidate also will be strongly encouraged to apply for stipend support through the Mississippi Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Station (MAFES) and federal initiatives (e.g., NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program).

QUALIFICATIONS
Minimum: An MSc in ecology, wildlife management, animal science, agroecology, precision agriculture, statistics, or a related discipline.
Capable of working under strenuous conditions for extended periods (i.e., hot and humid conditions, exposure to biting and stinging insects, etc.). Minimum GPA = 3.25 and GRE = 150.

Preferred: Demonstrable experience in Bayesian statistics and/or hierarchical modeling, managing and manipulating “big data”, and writing technical documents and journal articles is strongly desired. Additional qualifications include field experience in animal handling, GPS collaring, domestic livestock husbandry, and forage quality and quantity measurements; and familiarity with Program R, GIS software, and Gibbs and/or NUTS samplers (e.g., JAGS, WinBUGS, Stan). Minimum GPA = 3.5, GRE Quantitative = 160, and GRE Analytical Writing = 4.

APPLICATIONS
To apply, please send the following items: (1) Cover letter describing credentials and professional goals; (2) an up-to-date curriculum vitae;
(3) a list of references (3 at minimum); and (4) unofficial copies of all university transcripts and GRE\TOELF scores. Formal application to Mississippi State University, including official transcripts and GRE/TOEFL scores, is required subsequent to selection of a successful candidate.

Please send all application materials to Dr. Garrett M. Street (gms246@msstate.edu).

Graduate position: IndianaStateU.EvolutionaryGenomics

Graduate position opportunities in Ecological Genomics

We are looking for motivated students interested in behavioral
evolutionary, and ecological genomics to join our laboratory at Indiana
State University (ISU). These graduate positions are part of a new
interdisciplinary initiative at ISU, The Center for Genomic Advocacy
(TCGA), which is focused on the application of genomic technology to
the betterment of society. TCGA is developing a state-of-the-art next
generation sequencing facility, which is being used to provide hands-on
experience for students as well as string infrastructure for modern
genomic studies.

Graduate research will be expected to combine traditional behavioral
ecology studies with next-generation sequencing technology to examine
the evolution of polymorphism in the white-throated sparrow. Student will
conduct extensive laboratory work as well as participate in field based
data collection during the breeding season.  This species exhibits a clear
link between phenotype and genotype, making it an ideal system in which
to pinpoint the determinants of complex sexual and parental behavior. We
have amassed 29 years of detailed data on this species making it possible
to identify the genetic, epigenetic, and environmental bases of behavior.
Morphs of the white-throated sparrow provide a unique opportunity to study
intraspecific genomic differences, which have resulted from two separate,
yet linked evolutionary trajectories. Such results can transform our
understanding of the evolution of genomes.

To apply, please send a letter of intent and curriculum by January 15,
2018. The subject of the email should mention: WTSP project Graduate
Position.

For more information about the positions, please feel free to contact
Dr. Rusty A. Gonser (rusty.gonser@indstate.edu), at the Center for
Genomics Advocacy (TCGA), Indiana State University, Terre Haute, IN 47809.

For more information about the lab, TCGA, the department, and the
university, see:

http://www.indstate.edu/biology/
http://www.indstate.edu/
https://www.indstate.edu/cgps/graduate
https://www.indstate.edu/cas/TCGA

Dr. Rusty A. Gonser
Professor, Department of biology
Director of the Center for Genomic Advocacy (TCGA)
Indiana State University
Terre Haute, IN 47809

Phone: 812.234.9220
Email : rusty.gonser@indstate.edu

Zoe Delefortrie <zdelefortrie@sycamores.indstate.edu>

Graduate Positions in Restoration Ecology at New Mexico State University

Two funded restoration ecology graduate assistantships (Masters or
Ph.D.) are available in the Faist Lab starting Fall of 2018 at New Mexico State University.

These positions are exciting opportunities be a part of a multi- disciplinary, collaborative, interagency group that is seeking innovative solutions to long-standing and pressing restoration questions. The two areas of focus for the advertised positions are: seed based restoration efforts to improve dryland restoration success and fire ecology efforts examining how vascular plants and biological soil crusts interact to determine ecosystem resilience and recovery. Projects will involve fieldwork and complimentary greenhouse efforts.

Successful candidates will have a strong academic record in ecology, range sciences, biology, environmental science, or a similar natural resource related field. Preference will be given to applicants who have previous field research experience and an enthusiasm for working outside in southwestern US climates. Positions will be funded through research assistantships, teaching assistantships, or a combination of both.

Please find further lab information at:
http://aces.nmsu.edu/faculty/faist/

Email Akasha Faist (afaist@nmsu.edu) to apply or inquire further about the available positions. When applying, please include a letter of interest that states: 1) general research and career goals, 2) if you are interested in obtaining a MS or Ph.D., and 3) if you have a preference to work on seed and habitat restoration efforts or dryland fire ecology efforts, and why. In addition to a letter of interest, please also include a current curriculum vitae and unofficial transcripts. For full consideration please send materials by December 12th, 2017.

More information about NMSU’s Department of Animal and Range Sciences can be found athttp://aces.nmsu.edu/academics/anrs/index.html and the graduate school athttps://gradschool.nmsu.edu/.

Ph.D. position in Applied Ecology at University of Nevada, Reno

From: Hall Cushman [mailto:jhcushman@UNR.EDU] 
Sent: Thursday, November 16, 2017 2:11 PM
Subject: Ph.D. position in Applied Ecology at University of Nevada, Reno
 
Ph.D. Position in Applied Ecology at University of Nevada, Reno
 
A funded Ph.D. position is available in Hall Cushman’s lab in the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Science at the University of Nevada, Reno. This graduate student would be part of the interdisciplinary doctoral program in Ecology, Evolution and Conservation Biology here at UNR (https://www.unr.edu/eecb).
 
The Cushman Lab has recently moved from California to Nevada, and will be continuing an existing project in the Bay Area and establishing new ones in the greater Reno area. Research in the lab focuses on population, community and ecosystem ecology, with emphasis on plant invasions, plant-herbivore interactions and the dynamics and recruitment of tree populations. This work has an applied emphasis, is strongly field-oriented, and relies heavily on the use of experiments stratified across environmental gradients.
 
The graduate student will be able to contribute significantly to research focused on topics such as (but not limited to) the following:
 
Aspen recruitment and regeneration in the Sierra Nevada, and the importance of conifer invasion, herbivory and other biotic factors in mediating these phenomena.
Cascading effects of reintroducing once extirpated large mammals on coastal ecosystems in northern California (see Ender et al. 2017, Ecology and Evolution 7:1561–1571).
Montane meadow restoration in the Sierra Nevada and the role of shrub and conifer encroachment in mediating these efforts.
 
If you are interested in this position, please send Hall Cushman (jhcushman@unr.edu) a CV as well as details about your academic background/experiences and research interests.
 
Applications for the EECB Graduate Program are due January 15 (https://www.unr.edu/eecb/degree-and-admissions/apply).
 
J. Hall Cushman, Professor & Chair
Department of Natural Resources & Environmental Science

University of Nevada

Reno, NV 89557


775.784.4000 (voicemail)

PhD Position in Community Ecology

PhD POSITION IN AQUATIC COMMUNITY ECOLOGY

The Spatial Community Ecology Laboratory at Utah State University
(http://www.eddhammill.com/) is seeking Ph.D applicants to undertake research in the field of freshwater community ecology. Current areas of interest include – 1) The evolutionary responses of mosquitoes to pesticide contamination. 2) Understanding the relationships between habitat condition, aquatic community health, and ecosystem function. 3) How do changes to river flow affect aquatic insects and their ability to support fish populations? 4) How do changes in water conditions affect interactions between predators, prey, and competitors? 5) Can distributions of aquatic insects inform conservation decisions?
Candidates with other specific research interests are encouraged to suggest projects in their application.

The successful candidate will have access to a well-equipped laboratory, and Utah State University’s nearby outdoor Aquatic Research Facility that houses 90 mesocosms and experimental ponds. In addition the research group has strong ties to research stations in Costa Rica, Brazil, Canada and Australia that will be available for field projects.
A knowledge of the statistical programming package R, and/or ArcGIS, and conversational ability in either Spanish or Portuguese will be looked upon favorably. Candidates should be reasonably physically fit, and be able to carry a 40lb backpack 1 mile.

Utah State University (http://www.usu.edu) is a Research I (Extensive
Doctoral) land-grant institution with a student body of over 24,000, 42 departments, 8 academic colleges, a school of Graduate Studies, and diverse research programs. The main campus is located in Logan, a community of 100,000 people. Logan is 85 miles north of Salt Lake City in scenic Cache Valley, a semi-rural mountain basin with nearby ski resorts, lakes, rivers, and mountains providing many recreational opportunities. The area has a low cost of living and provides a high quality of life.  For more information on Logan see http://www.tourcachevalley.com.

Initial funding for tuition and salary will be through a Quinney PhD Scholarship, which covers the first two years, subsequent years will be covered through other awards. Candidates contact myself initially and then we apply together for the fellowship. Candidates are strongly encouraged to apply for external fellowships through the NSF and other sources. Candidates will be provided extensive support with the application process. Starting salaries are $18,700 for a PhD. In addition, successful candidates will have the opportunity to work as teaching assistants to supplement their starting salaries.

Please contact Edd Hammill (edd.hammill@usu.edu, 435 265 5964) for more information or to submit application materials (CV, cover letter, any publications, details of their research interests). Initial review of applications will begin Nov 30th 2017.

Edd Hammill’s google scholar page –
https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=THOE6q0AAAAJ&hl=en

PhD Position in Conservation Biology

PhD POSITION IN SPATIAL ECOLOGY AND CONSERVATION BIOLOGY

The Spatial Community Ecology Laboratory at Utah State University
(http://www.eddhammill.com/) is seeking Ph.D applicants to undertake research in the field of spatial ecology and conservation planning.
Current areas of interest include – 1) How should future drought risk be incorporated into watershed management at the landscape scale. 2) Should conservation actions be undertaken in areas experiencing armed conflict.
3) What are the true costs of landscape management 4) Balancing conservation and restoration to most effectively reach management goals.
Candidates with other specific research interests are encouraged to suggest projects in their application.

Initial funding for tuition and salary will be through a Quinney PhD Scholarship, which covers the first two years. Candidates contact myself initially and then we apply together for the fellowship. Candidates are strongly encouraged to apply for external fellowships through the NSF and other sources. Candidates will be provided extensive support with the application process. Starting salaries are $18,700 for a PhD. In addition, successful candidates will have the opportunity to work as teaching assistants to supplement their starting salaries.

The successful candidate will have access to a well-equipped laboratory, and be provided with access to a high performance desktop computer.  The research group has strong ties to collaborators in Costa Rica, Brazil, Canada and Australia and extended visits are encouraged. A knowledge of the statistical programming package R, and/or ArcGIS be looked upon favorably. Candidates should be reasonably physically fit, and be able to carry a 40lb backpack 1 mile.

Utah State University (http://www.usu.edu) is a Research I (Extensive
Doctoral) land-grant institution with a student body of over 24,000, 42 departments, 8 academic colleges, a school of Graduate Studies, and diverse research programs. The main campus is located in Logan, a community of 100,000 people. Logan is 85 miles north of Salt Lake City in scenic Cache Valley, a semi-rural mountain basin with nearby ski resorts, lakes, rivers, and mountains providing many recreational opportunities. The area has a low cost of living and provides a high quality of life.  For more information on Logan see http://www.tourcachevalley.com.

Please contact Edd Hammill (edd.hammill@usu.edu, 435 265 5964) for more information or to submit application materials (CV, cover letter, any publications, details of their research interests). Initial review of applications will begin 30th Nov 2017.

Edd Hammill’s google scholar page –
https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=THOE6q0AAAAJ&hl=en

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Job Announcement: Two Field Technician Positions Studying Pollinator Communities in California Agriculture

From: Kaysee Tom [mailto:kathleen.c.tom@GMAIL.COM] 
Sent: Tuesday, November 14, 2017 6:38 PM
Subject: Job Announcement: Two Field Technician Positions Studying Pollinator Communities in California Agriculture
 
The Ponisio, McFrederick and Woodard Labs at UC Riverside are beginning a new three-year study in the Central Valley of California asking how bees on farms using pollinator-friendly practices (Bee Better Certified farms) might experience 1) lower pesticide exposure, 2) lower parasite loads, and 3) higher nutrition, compared to those on conventional farms. The project is in collaboration with the Hladik Lab at the USGS, Hillary Sardiñas the creator of the Bee Better certification program, and Houston Wilson, UCR tree crop extension specialist.

Two temporary field technician positions are available for approximately 2.5 months, starting around mid-January 2018 and ending around the end of March. These two field technicians will join a team sampling pollinator communities in almond orchards across California during February and March 2018. We will conduct hand-netting and stationary trapping of pollinator species, focusing on native bees, butterflies, flies, and wasps. We are also recruiting for a three-year position as a project/lab manager starting around June 2018 and would be open to having one of our field technicians stay on in this expanded role with additional lab responsibilities, if interested (however, interest in this project/lab manager job is not a requirement for the temporary field technician positions).

Responsibilities

  • Field monitoring and collection of pollinators
  • Processing insect specimens in the lab including pinning bees and labeling samples
  • Data entry into spreadsheets
  • Periodic monitoring of trap nesting surveys or other miscellaneous pollination experiments

Required Qualifications
  • Interest in botany, entomology, conservation biology and field ecology
  • Previous field or lab experience or coursework related to botany and/or entomology
  • Attention to detail (will be collecting and working with original data)
  • Highly motivated and able to work independently 
  • Basic computer skills (Word, Excel)
  • Ability to work in field for long hours
  • Valid Drivers License
 
Preferred Qualifications

Bachelors degree in relevant field
Previous experience with pollinators, especially native bees and/or monitoring other insect populations
Previous field experience in agricultural areas

Salary & Benefits
The salary for this position is $2641- $3082 monthly, depending on previous experience

How to Apply
To apply submit the following to kathleen.c.tom@gmail.com with “Field Tech Application – YourLastName” as the subject line, e.g., ” Field Tech Application – Ponisio”:


1) Cover letter describing your qualifications and interest in this position
2) C.V.
3) The names and contact information for 2-3 references

Please also specify whether you would be interested only in this temporary position or if you would also like to be considered for the potential expansion into a full-time project /lab manager position after the end of the field season.

About the Ponisio Lab
The Ponisio Lab is a new lab at the University of California, Riverside. With continued degradation of ecosystems, we need to know how to restore biodiversity, both for conservation and to ensure the provision of essential services provided by nature. To manage and restore diversity in human-modified systems, however, we need to understand the mechanisms that originally maintained biodiversity. The Ponisio Lab studies the mechanisms operating in complex systems, specifically ecological communities, that underlie diversity maintenance.

The questions we are currently tackling are along these lines: 1) How do the characteristics of communities affect interaction patterns? 2) How do interaction patterns feedback to affect the characteristics of communities? 3) How can we design (restore) degraded communities to promote stability and evolutionary potential (applying all the principles learned from the above)?

Seeking a PhD student – QTL for drought tolerance in chile pepper

From: Mercer, Kristin [mailto:mercer.97@OSU.EDU]
Sent: Wednesday, November 15, 2017 11:00 AM
Subject: Seeking a PhD student – QTL for drought tolerance in chile pepper
 
 
Graduate Assistantship
Mercer and McHale Laboratories at Ohio State University
QTL for drought tolerance in chile pepper from Mexico and the US
 
Application deadline:
December 13 for domestic students and Nov 30 for international students
 
We are seeking a highly motivated PhD student interested in studying the adaptive genetic variation found in improved and landrace varieties of crops, as well as their wild relatives, collected from centers of origin. The successful candidate will be part of a USDA funded project and co-advised by Drs. Kristin Mercer and Leah McHale at Ohio State University in the Department of Horticulture and Crop Science (http://hcs.osu.edu/) in Columbus, Ohio.  Briefly, Dr. Mercer studies plant evolutionary ecology within agricultural systems, including adaptation in and evolution of crop diversity in centers of origin.  Dr. Leah McHale studies breeding and genetics, including the identification and characterization of beneficial alleles for food quality and resistance to abiotic and biotic stresses.  You can look at our various research projects on our lab websites here (https://mercerlab.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/) and here (https://mchalelab.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/).
 
In this Mexico-US collaborative project on chile pepper (Capsicum), we aim to relate phenotypic, molecular, and climatic variation to understand how patterns of genetic variation have been shaped by the environment.  The successful candidate’s project will use QTL analysis to highlight regions of the genome controlling environmental adaptation using greenhouse and laboratory experiments.  Such analysis will enhance our understanding of mechanisms of adaptation to abiotic stress, especially drought. Students with an interest in international collaboration are especially encouraged to apply and a facility with Spanish is a plus, but not required.
 
Outside of our labs, there are many collaborators at OSU that can contribute to your graduate training.  The Department of Horticulture and Crop Science has other faculty with interests in the ecology and evolution (or adaptation) of agricultural plants, as well as faculty with a molecular focus who investigate the genetic basis for ecologically and agronomically relevant traits.  Similarly, there are collaborating faculty in other departments at OSU, including Plant Pathology, Entomology, Molecular Genetics, Evolution, Ecology, and Organismal Biology, and Geography, who can enhance your experience.  Interdisciplinary programs, such as the Center for Applied Plant Science (CAPS) and the Agroecosystem Management Program (AMP), exist to further broaden opportunities.  Strong collaborators with scientists at institutions in Mexico and Hawaii extend our network to the south and west. 
 
Applicants will apply for the PhD program and should have a MS in a related field or strong prior research experience (undergraduate thesis, technician position, etc.).  There are fellowship opportunities through the College of Food, Agriculture, and Environmental Sciences and Graduate School, so high quality applications will be forwarded accordingly.  We encourage students to consider concurrently applying to external fellowship funding sources.
 
Please contact us directly if you are interested in the position.  Please include a description of your interests, as well as an updated CV with GPA, GRE, and TOEFL scores, as relevant.  GRE scores should be expressed as a percentage.  Kristin Mercer, mercer.97@osu.edu, 614-247-6394.  Leah McHale, mchale.21@osu.edu, 614-292-9003.
 
Further information can be found on the Future Graduate Students page for Horticulture and Crop Science (https://hcs.osu.edu/future-students/future-graduate-students).  For specifics on applying to OSU, please visit the Graduate School website (https://gradsch.osu.edu/programs-admissions/admissions andhttp://gpadmissions.osu.edu/grad/quick-guide.html).  Regina Vann (vann.5@osu.edu), Graduate Studies Coordinator, can also be of assistance.
 
 
 
Kristin Mercer, Associate Professor
Ohio State University
Department of Horticulture and Crop Science
 
202 Kottman Hall
2021 Coffey Rd.
Columbus, Ohio 43210
 
614-247-6394
 
 

Restoration Ecology Internship at The Wilds

From: Patrick Boleman [mailto:pboleman@THEWILDS.ORG]
Sent: Tuesday, November 14, 2017 3:58 PM
Subject: Restoration Ecology Internship at The Wilds
 
The Wilds is one of the largest and most innovative conservation centers in the world, offering diverse training programs for early career professionals.  The Wilds has nearly 10,000 acres of reclaimed mineland and remnant forest patches which present opportunities for ecological  restoration and research. Six month apprenticeships are available starting February, May, and September 2018.  Three month positions are available starting May 2018.  The three month positions are aimed at college students on summer break.
 
Apprentices gain hands-on experience, participate vegetation and wildlife studies and receive field training on a variety of ecological studies in wetland, forest, stream & grassland habitats.  Apprentices will have the opportunity to develop their own independent research project involving field, lab, and/or computer modeling components.
 
Typical tasks include implementing habitat improvements and monitoring ecosystem recovery through invasive plant management, vegetation and wildlife surveys, environmental monitoring, photo point collection, data analysis and report writing.  Apprentices will receive training in field methods (species identification, survey protocols, research methodology), GPS & GIS applications/map making, biological monitoring and application of land management and restoration techniques.  Apprentices will conduct an independent scientific research project with a topic of their choice, with a final presentation to Columbus Zoo and Wilds employees at the end of their term.  The position requires hiking and some physically demanding tasks, including outdoor work throughout the seasons.  This may include hot, buggy, cold or otherwise challenging conditions.  Participants should be prepared with appropriate field gear / foot wear.  Candidates should be eager for learning opportunities and willing to practice new skills independently.  Apprentices must be responsible, flexible, self-motivated and able to work effectively with limited supervision, as well as in a team setting.  Must have a valid driver’s license and be able to lift at least 45 lbs.
 
For more information, including potential projects, expectations, and how to apply, please visit:
 
No monetary compensation is offered; however, the position is ideal for acquiring practical career experience in conservation, natural resource management, land stewardship or ecological studies, and is particularly well suited to prepare participants for graduate school or work in a conservation organization. On site housing is available for $250/month.
 
To apply, please send your resume and a cover letter to Dr. Rebecca Swab.  Outline what you would hope to gain from the position and how your past experience makes you an ideal candidate, what start date you would like, and what duration of apprenticeship.  Please send application materials to Dr. Rebecca Swab atrswab@thewilds.org.
 
Patrick J. Boleman, RPCV, M.S.
Restoration Ecology Program Associate
The Wilds
 
14000 International Road              Office: 740-638-5030 ext. 2085
Cumberland OH  43732                  Fax: 740-638-2287
pboleman@thewilds.org                  
 
 

Graduate Position:UKansas.Biodiversity

The Short Lab in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Kansas is seeking a motivated PhD student to join our research group in the Fall of 2018.

Our lab uses a variety of approaches from morphology and fieldwork to next-generation phylogenomics to address questions related to the systematics, diversity, and evolution of aquatic beetles. The specific research project is flexible depending on the interests of the student. Examples include (not an exclusive list):
-Patterns of diversification in the Neotropics
-Exploring patterns of habitat shifting or biogeography using phylogenies built with molecular or phylogenomic data
-Illuminating diverse lineages using integrative taxonomy

KU has a vibrant, diverse program in evolutionary biology, with a particular strength in specimen-based research. Our Biodiversity Institute has 15 faculty-curators that study everything from birds to fossil plants.

Interested students should contact Andrew Short (aezshort@ku.edu), including a current CV and why our research group might be a good fit.  Funding in our department for PhD students is guaranteed for 5 years. More information can be found at shortlab.org. Application information at requirements can be found on our department website, here: https://eeb.ku.edu/prospective-students

Deadline for applications is December 1.

PhD position in lake consumer responses to environmental change

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From: Stuart Jones [mailto:sjones20@ND.EDU]
Sent: Monday, November 13, 2017 9:50 PM
Subject: PhD position in lake consumer responses to environmental change

A Ph.D. research position is available in the Jones Lab
(http://biology.nd.edu/people/faculty/jones) at the University of Notre Dame. In our lab, we develop knowledge and tools for the prediction of lake ecosystem services under future climate and land use scenarios and identify strategies for mitigation of undesirable aquatic environmental change.  These goals are accomplished using a combination of theoretical and empirical research that integrates approaches from ecology and mathematics.

We welcome applications from prospective students interested in any aspect of lake food web ecology, but are especially interested in students wanting to work with lake consumers, including invertebrates and fish. Regardless of research topic, a student in my laboratory will gain a multi-disciplinary training, work as a member of an interdisciplinary research team led by myself and Dr. Chris Solomon from the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies, and be expected to significantly contribute to the goals of the lab.

The University of Notre Dame offers excellent facilities and resources including the University of Notre Dame Environmental Research Center (UNDERC) and the Notre Dame Environmental Change Initiative. University fellowships and research assistantships are available for competitive applicants.  Feel free to contact me with questions or interest in applying.  Graduate applications to the Department of Biological Sciences
(http://biology.nd.edu/graduate-program/) at the University of Notre Dame will be reviewed beginning on December 1st, 2017.

Contact Information:
Stuart E. Jones
264 Galvin Life Sciences
Notre Dame, IN 46556
(574) 631-5703
sjones20@nd.edu
http://www.nd.edu/~sjones20

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Graduate Assistantship – University of Louisiana, Monroe ecology of forest stand and canopy

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From: Joydeep Bhattacharjee (Biology) [mailto:joydeep@ULM.EDU]
Sent: Tuesday, November 14, 2017 2:38 PM
Subject: Graduate Assistantship – University of Louisiana, Monroe

The Plant Ecology Lab in the School of Sciences at the University of Louisiana, Monroe is seeking a motivated M.S. student to develop a thesis project on the ecology of forest stand and canopy using multispectral and hyperspectral cameras on UAVs (Unmanned Aerial
Systems) coupled with data collected on ground. We anticipate collecting and using LiDAR data from the forest stand as well. The student will have access to a fleet of drones and high-ended data processing facility. The student may be required to work with faculties from the Geosciences and Aviation departments at times. The plant ecology lab has been collecting carbon flux data along with a suite of meteorological variables from a 120-foot tower in the Russell Sage Wildlife Management Area. The student will integrate these data to understand how trees respond to variation in abiotic factors and what drives the variation in the spectral properties of the canopy and the implications thereof, in light of the changing climate.

I am looking for someone who has prior experience working on aspects of forest ecology, good quantitative skills, and interest in learning new techniques. Preference will be given to candidates who have passed the Part 107 of FAA to fly drones or have flown them as a hobby. Others, if selected, will have to obtain the Part 107 during the first semester of being admitted to the program. The graduate student will be supported through teaching assistantship of $10,000/9 mo (+ summer stipend) and tuition waiver. Preferred starting date would be Spring 2018 but not later than Fall 2018.

To apply, please email Dr. Joydeep Bhattacharjee (joydeep@ulm.edu) a single PDF containing (1) a statement of interest, (2) a CV, and (3) contact information for three references by December 15, 2017.

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Professional MS degrees in Environmental Conservation (UW-Madison) – Application deadline approaching

From: Sarah Graves [mailto:sjgraves142@GMAIL.COM] 
Sent: Monday, November 13, 2017 4:28 PM
Subject: Professional MS degrees in Environmental Conservation (UW-Madison) – Application deadline approaching
 
The Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies offers two professional Master of Science programs in Environmental Conservation (EC) and Environmental Observation and Informatics (EOI). The programs have blended learning curriculum designed to train conservation leaders in practical interdisciplinary skills to meet emerging global challenges and demands. We offer an accelerated 15-month, 32-credit curriculum that combines in-person training with distance learning. The programs  culminate in a leadership experience with an organization or office to apply learned skills in professional setting and make critical connections for future job placement.

***Environmental Observation and Informatics – EOI (
www.nelson.wisc.edu/observation)
The EOI program builds on introductory quantitative and GIS skills with technical expertise that advances a career in environmental sciences. Students will gain specialized training to meet current job demand calling for the integration of emerging technologies and big data with direct application to environmental issues. Topic areas:

– remote sensing fundamentals and emerging sensors

– data integration and data fusion

– big data analytics and data science trends

– geospatial data and geovisualization

– spatial data statistics and modeling


***Environmental Conservation – EC (
www.nelson.wisc.edu/conservation)
The EC program trains the future leaders in conservation work by offering experience in taking on complex decision-making, learn to engage with all people, manage programs, and understand and communicate science effectively. Student develop skills to work with experts to drive towards effective work on the ground. Topic areas:

– conservation planning and applied GIS

– land use policy

– communication and project management

– sustainability and biodiversity


***Tuition assistance is available through the Nelson Institute.
 
The priority deadline for applications for both the programs and tuition assistance is December 1, 2017.
 
Applications require a resume/CV, letter of interest, undergraduate transcripts, and 2 letters of recommendation. The EOI program also requires the GRE and a professional portfolio.

For more information visit: 
http://nelson.wisc.edu/graduate/professional-programs
Follow us on Twitter @UWNelson_EC

PhD student positions

I am looking for 1-2 PhD students to join my lab (Dr. Vladimir Pravosudov, Behavioral and Cognitive Ecology lab,http://chickadeecognition.com) at the University of Nevada Reno).
Research in the lab is focused on behavioral and cognitive ecology of food-caching mountain chickadees along an elevation gradient in Sierra Nevada and we conduct both laboratory and field studies. We have excellent laboratory facilities and a well-established field sites near Truckee, CA (ranging from 6,500 to 8,300 ft in elevation) with numerous nestboxes and RFID- equipped feeder systems designed to test cognitive abilities in wild birds. Our established mountain chickadee system provides excellent opportunities to investigate a broad range of questions. Funding will be provided via either teaching (TA) or research (RA) assistantship. Prior to applying, interested students should contact Dr. Vladimir Pravosudov (vpravosu@unr.edu) and
email a statement of research interests, previous experiences and a CV.   Graduate students
should apply through the Ecology, Evolution and Conservation Biology (EECB) program
(http://www.unr.edu/eecb)

PhD Studentship on insect-microbiome interactions available

rom: Wong,Chun Nin [mailto:adamcnwong@UFL.EDU] 
Sent: Monday, November 13, 2017 11:43 AM
Subject: PhD Studentship on insect-microbiome interactions available
 
A PhD studentship is available from Spring 2018 at the University of Florida Entomology and Nematology Department jointed with the Genetics Institute. 
 
This is an exciting opportunity for those interested in applying functional omics and big data science to study microbiome diversity and functions in applied insects. We are also developing a new insect model to study the ecology and evolution of V. Cholerae and multi-drug resistant bacteria.
 
The chosen individual will work in a dynamic team with 12 undergraduate interns, a lab manager and a (postdoctoral level) scientist. S/he will actively engage with our collaborators from the Emerging Pathogens Institute at UF, Cornell University, Harvard Medical School, various USDA stations and from overseas institutions.
 
If you are interested, please send me a CV, 2-3 reference letters and a 1-page research statement.
 
For more info, please visit:
 
Best,
 
Adam C.N. Wong
Assistant Professor
Department of Entomology and Nematology
Genetics Institute
University of Florida
1881 Natural Area Drive, Steinmetz Hall
Gainesville, FL 32611-0620
Phone: 352-273-3977 Email: adamcnwong@ufl.edu
 

Recruiting grad student: Conservation science, landscape ecology, Nicaragua

Professor Thomas Albright is recruiting a new graduate student in geography/ecology/conservation biology (funded initially by a teaching assistantship, with anticipated supplemental summer research assistantship support) for Fall 2018 at the University of Nevada, Reno (http://www.unr.edu).
 
I am in the process of returning from a Fulbright/sabbatical in Nicaragua, where colleagues and I are developing research in environmental change, conservation assessment, wintering bird habitat, and modeling. I am seeking a student interested in contributing to our research on this country located in the heart of the Mesoamerican Biodiversity Hotspot. Useful skillsets for this research include GIS, remote sensing, landscape ecology, wildlife/avian ecology, statistics, coding, and Spanish. While experience and coursework in any of these areas is helpful, enthusiasm for learning and applying these is more important!
 
Research in my lab (Laboratory for Conservation Biogeography;https://talbright68.wixsite.com/albrightlcb) broadly addresses interactions between environmental change, plants and animals, and space. Most work uses a combination of remote sensing platforms, field data, GIS, spatial analysis, and statistical and mechanistic modeling, usually performed with coding (all this can be learned!). I can advise students in the Geography Masters and PhD programs (http://www.unr.edu/geography) and in Ecology, Evolution, and Conservation Biology PhD Program (http://www.unr.edu/eecb). 
 
Initial funding will come from a TAship ($1600-$1,900 monthly stipend (depending on degree), tuition coverage, health plan); a proposal that would include supplemental summer research funding is in review. Life in Reno is very good with a moderate cost of living, a diverse population of 425,000, and many opportunities for culture and World-class outdoor recreation. We foster an environment that is supportive and diverse from multiple perspectives.
 
If you are interested, please send an e-mail [subject: “grad application”] to talbright [at] unr.edu and attach a cv/resume and a 1-2-page letter letting me know your interests, goals, and key qualifications. Feel free to add unofficial transcripts too, if you’ve got them available. Please send me materials by 1 December, so I can provide feedback giving you time to submit a full application to the university by 15 January. While GRE scores will be a requirement for admission to our graduate programs, please do not hesitate to apply if your scores are not what you wish them to be, as these tend not to be good predictors of success.
 
Please let me know if you have any questions.
 
 
Thomas P. Albright
Associate Professor

Department of Geography
University of Nevada, Reno
For 2017: Fulbright Scholar/Profesor visitante
Facultad de Recursos Naturales y del Ambiente
Universidad Nacional Agraria
Managua, Nicaragua
Tel (Movistar): +505 7645 9795
What’sApp: +1 775-622-5230

Graduate position: IowaStateU.EvolutionaryBiology

The Ecology and Evolutionary Biology (EEB) graduate program at Iowa State University is recruiting outstanding, motivated graduate students to join a large community of ecology and evolutionary biology researchers https://eeb.iastate.edu/. Research assistantships, teaching assistantships, and a variety of fellowship opportunities are open to students. The application deadline for Fall 2018 admission is 15 December 2017.

Research of the EEB faculty spans diverse topics across population genetics, evolutionary ecology, behavior, macroevolution, and systematics with particular strength in using molecular and computational approaches to solve evolutionary questions.  Admission through the EEB program provides opportunities for new graduate students to develop multidisciplinary projects by drawing from the expertise of faculty across 10 participating departments with diverse ecology and evolutionary biology interests. Potential students are encouraged to explore the research underway at ISU through the EEB program and contact individual faculty mentors about opportunities in their group (see partial list below):

Dean Adams: Evolutionary theory, macroevolution of vertebrate morphological diversity, morphometrics, biostatistics. http://www.public.iastate.edu/~dcadams/

<http://www.public.iastate.edu/~dcadams/>Jim Adelman: Linking individual variation in animal behavior and physiology to population-level processes, such as infectious disease dynamics. www.nrem.iastate.edu/people/james-adelman<http://www.nrem.iastate.edu/people/james-adelman>

Anne Bronikowski: Evolutionary ecology of life histories in reptiles through the study of comparative physiology, demography, and genetics. http://www.eeob.iastate.edu/people/anne-bronikowski

Tracy Heath: Statistical phylogenetics – development, implementation, and application of Bayesian methods for inferring phylogenetic trees and macroevolutionary dynamics. http://secure-web.cisco.com/1l-vWn6SpzaA7UQx8QfXbQGnfFNt2-NQS47Mrtlj6kfYX3vee5MLRuRZMFHbC1LqzSk9pMhg9bMTQW-P4hClWjbOlmpKqQHDpvAlSxKsFzVll3rP1jne3CPomEQUVxjXcPYVGdNWQk7_IMHXsKRPLt4pKKiP4xrGaswfjlyociXDLC4gxx9jwAax88gwRHkyVDNKgFAkLCQBBF-s6LLYhGZ8jd02isV04YJgxAGRGOrZZyHbXcgtkxjSzzG3jC6gWFsJbd8Dfum3gP3KSTtVxWPa3iL5R92erzKDFt-4X_8rlZxSXFvg2Rsm_TdGLMvT2Z3g8XWZdYp-vLqbW-tDP_GNNlImtU95HRXE8ht7ItGdsllhE8TEj-k7s8iZwmcgMzhSW7nTO8iZY2M-UfmkMRX5IImKrY2VLBrKKWZKs-RpcL4Myzbq4Ol3XH-lg_rjp/http%3A%2F%2Fphyloworks.org%2F

Matthew Hufford: Evolution and adaptation of maize during initial domestication and subsequent global spread via comparative and population genomic analysis. http://www.public.iastate.edu/~mhufford/HuffordLab/home.html

Fredric Janzen: Ecology and evolution of diverse sex-determining mechanisms, life histories, and population structures in reptiles in light of rapid environmental change. http://www.public.iastate.edu/~fjanzen

John Nason: Coevolutionary dynamics, species specificity, and reproductive isolating mechanisms in fig-pollinator-parasite interactions. http://www.eeob.iastate.edu/faculty/nason/

Kevin J. Roe: Conservation genetics/genomics and phylogenetic of freshwater organisms. https://www.nrem.iastate.edu/people/kevin-roe

Haldre Rogers: Plant-animal interactions for terrestrial communities with a focus on seed dispersal, food webs, extinctions, novel ecosystems, evolutionary ecology, invasive species, tropical ecology, and conservation.https://www.eeob.iastate.edu/people/haldre-rogers<https://www.eeob.iastate.edu/people/haldre-rogers>

Jeanne Serb: Evolutionary origin of eyes in molluscs through the study of protein function, comparative genomics, and phylogeny. https://www.eeob.iastate.edu/people/jeanne-serb

Nicole Valenzuela: Ecological/Evolutionary/Functional/Conservation genomics of sex determination, sex chromosomes, and genome organization in turtles through comparative transcriptomics/epigenomics/molecular-cytogenetics/phylogenomics. http://www.public.iastate.edu/~nvalenzu/

Brian Wilsey: Studies biodiversity loss, restoration ecology, and ecosystem processes in grassland ecosystems.http://www.eeob.iastate.edu/faculty/wilsey/

Environment: EEB is an interdepartmental program of 50 faculty embedded in a highly integrative and collaborative campus (https://eeb.iastate.edu/dir/faculty/ ). Iowa State University is located in Ames, Iowa, a community of nearly 60,000, recently ranked as one of the most livable small cities in the nation. The university enrolls more than 30,000 students and is committed to achieving inclusive excellence through a diverse workforce. Iowa State University values diversity and is an AA/EEO employer with an ADVANCE program

Questions: Please contact the EEB Director (serb@iastate.edu<mailto:serb@iastate.edu>) or any of the faculty in the EEB program with questions about research.  For questions about admission, please contact Ms. Lynette Edsall (camelot@iastate.edu<mailto:camelot@iastate.edu>)

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opportunities for new graduate students to develop multidisciplinary projects by drawing from the expertise of faculty across 10 participating departments with diverse ecology and evolutionary biology interests. Potential students are encouraged to explore
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and adaptation of maize during initial domestication and subsequent global spread via comparative and population genomic analysis.&nbsp;</span><a href=”http://www.public.iastate.edu/~mhufford/HuffordLab/home.html” style=”color: blue;”><span style=”font-family: Tahoma, Geneva, sans-serif; font-size: 10pt;”>http://www.public.iastate.edu/~mhufford/HuffordLab/home.html</span></a></span></p>
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Ecology and evolution of diverse sex-determining mechanisms, life histories, and population structures in reptiles in light of rapid environmental chang</span>e.&nbsp;</span><span style=”font-size: 10pt; font-family: Tahoma, sans-serif;”><a href=”http://www.public.iastate.edu/~fjanzen” target=”_blank” id=”LPlnk608704″ previewremoved=”true” style=”color: blue;”>http://www.public.iastate.edu/~fjanzen</a></span></p>
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<p style=”font-family: Calibri, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 16px;”><span style=”font-size: 10pt; font-family: Tahoma, sans-serif;”>John&nbsp;Nason</span><span style=”font-size: 10pt; font-family: Tahoma, sans-serif;”>:&nbsp;Coevolutionary&nbsp;dynamics, species specificity,
and reproductive isolating mechanisms in fig-pollinator-parasite interactions.&nbsp;<a href=”http://www.eeob.iastate.edu/faculty/nason/” style=”color: blue;”>http://www.eeob.iastate.edu/faculty/nason/</a></span></p>
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<p style=”font-family: Calibri, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 16px;”><span style=”font-size: 10pt; font-family: Tahoma, sans-serif;”>Kevin J. Roe</span><span style=”font-size: 10pt; font-family: Tahoma, sans-serif;”>: Conservation genetics/genomics and
phylogenetic of freshwater&nbsp;organisms.&nbsp;<a href=”https://www.nrem.iastate.edu/people/kevin-roe” id=”LPlnk135894″ previewremoved=”true” style=”color: blue;”><span style=”color: rgb(5, 99, 193);”>https://www.nrem.iastate.edu/people/kevin-roe</span></a></span></p>
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<p style=”font-family: Calibri, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 16px;”><span style=”font-size: 10pt; font-family: Tahoma, sans-serif;”>Haldre</span><span style=”font-size: 10pt; font-family: Tahoma, sans-serif;”>&nbsp;Rogers: P</span><span style=”font-size: 10pt; font-family: Tahoma, sans-serif;”>lant-animal
interactions for terrestrial communities with a focus on&nbsp;seed dispersal, food webs, extinctions, novel ecosystems, evolutionary ecology, invasive species, tropical ecology, and&nbsp;conservation.<a href=”https://www.eeob.iastate.edu/people/haldre-rogers” style=”color: blue;”>https://www.eeob.iastate.edu/people/haldre-rogers&nbsp;</a></span></p>
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<p style=”font-family: Calibri, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 16px;”><span style=”font-size: 10pt; font-family: Tahoma, sans-serif;”>Jeanne Serb:&nbsp;</span><span style=”font-size: 10pt; font-family: Tahoma, sans-serif;”>Evolutionary origin of eyes in&nbsp;molluscs&nbsp;through
the study of protein function, comparative genomics, and phylogeny.&nbsp;<a href=”https://www.eeob.iastate.edu/people/jeanne-serb” style=”color: blue;”>https://www.eeob.iastate.edu/people/jeanne-serb</a></span></p>
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<p style=”font-family: Calibri, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 16px;”><span style=”font-size: 10pt; font-family: Tahoma, sans-serif;”>Nicole Valenzuela:</span><span style=”font-size: 10pt; font-family: Tahoma, sans-serif;”>&nbsp;Ecological/Evolutionary/Functional/Conservation
genomics of sex determination, sex chromosomes, and genome organization in turtles through comparative transcriptomics/epigenomics/molecular-cytogenetics/phylogenomics.&nbsp;<a href=”http://www.public.iastate.edu/~nvalenzu/” style=”color: blue;”>http://www.public.iastate.edu/~nvalenzu/</a></span></p>
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<p style=”font-family: Calibri, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 16px;”><span style=”font-size: 10pt; font-family: Tahoma, sans-serif;”>Brian&nbsp;Wilsey: Studies biodiversity loss, restoration ecology, and ecosystem processes in grassland ecosystems.<a href=”http://www.eeob.iastate.edu/faculty/wilsey/” style=”color: blue;”>http://www.eeob.iastate.edu/faculty/wilsey/</a></span></p>
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of 50 faculty embedded in a highly integrative and collaborative campus (<a href=”https://eeb.iastate.edu/dir/faculty/” style=”color: blue;”>https://eeb.iastate.edu/dir/faculty/</a>&nbsp;). Iowa State University is located in Ames, Iowa, a community of nearly 60,000,
recently ranked as one of the most livable small cities in the nation. The university enrolls more than 30,000 students and is committed to achieving inclusive excellence through a diverse workforce. Iowa State University values diversity and is an AA/EEO
employer with an ADVANCE program</span></p>
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Graduate position: LouisianaStateU.FungalMammalCoevolution

Graduate opportunity in fungal / mammal co-evolution

Jake Esselstyn (http://www.museum.lsu.edu/esselstyn/) and Vinson Doyle
(http://www.lsu.edu/agriculture/plant/about/faculty-staff/doyle.php) at
Louisiana State University are seeking a graduate student to investigate
patterns and processes of co-evolution between mammalian hosts and their
associated lung fungi. We encourage prospective candidates with interests
in fungal or mammal systematics, co-evolution, emerging infectious
diseases, and molecular phylogenetics to contact us.

The successful applicant would be enrolled in the Department of Biological
Sciences (http://www.lsu.edu/science/biosci/), with likely office space
in the Museum of Natural Science (http://www.lsu.edu/mns/). LSU is home
to a large, interactive community of evolutionary biologists and is an
excellent destination for graduate studies in these fields.

Please contact us for further details:
Jake Esselstyn: esselstyn@lsu.edu
Vinson Doyle: vdoyle@agcenter.lsu.edu


Jake Esselstyn
Museum of Natural Science
Louisiana State University
119 Foster Hall
Baton Rouge, LA 70803

phone: (225) 578-3083
fax: (225) 578-3075
http://www.museum.lsu.edu/esselstyn

Want to support mammal research at LSU? Donate to the
Alfred L Gardner and Mark S Hafner Mammalogy Fund at:
https://securelb.imodules.com/s/1585/17/interior.aspx?sid=1585&gid=1&pgid=2214&cid=3784

Jacob A Esselstyn <esselstyn@lsu.edu>

Graduate position: StonyBrookU.EcolEvolution

GRADUATE OPPORTUNITIES IN ECOLOGY AND EVOLUTIONARY BIOLOGY

The Graduate Program in Ecology and Evolution in the Department of Ecology
and Evolution at Stony Brook University is recruiting doctoral and master’s
level graduate students for Fall 2018. The program trains students in
Ecology, Evolution and Biometry. The deadlines for applications are Dec. 1,
2017 for the PhD program and April 15, 2018 for the MA program (see below).

The following faculty are considering graduate students.  It is highly
recommended that you contact possible advisors before submitting your
application.

DEPARTMENTAL FACULTY

Resit Akcakaya – Population and Conservation Ecology
http://life.bio.sunysb.edu/ee/akcakayalab/

Stephen B. Baines – Ecosystem Ecology and Biogeochemistry
http://life.bio.sunysb.edu/ee/baineslab/

Liliana M. D?valos – Vertebrate, Phylogenetics, Biogeography and
Conservation
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Jessica Gurevitch – Plant Population and Invasion Ecology
http://gurevitchlab.weebly.com/

Brenna Henn – Human Evolutionary Genomics
https://ecoevo.stonybrook.edu/hennlab/

Jesse D. Hollister – Plant Evolutionary Genomics and Epigenetics
https://genomeevolution.wordpress.com/

Heather Lynch – Quantitative Ecology and Conservation Biology
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Dianna K. Padilla – Invertebrate Aquatic Ecology and Conservation Biology
http://life.bio.sunysb.edu/ee/padillalab/

Joshua Rest – Evolutionary Genomics
http://life.bio.sunysb.edu/ee/restlab/Home.html

Robert Thacker- Systematics, Phylogenetics, and Ecology
http://www.stonybrook.edu/commcms/ecoevo/people/faculty_pages/thacker.html

John True – Evolutionary Developmental Biology
http://life.bio.sunysb.edu/ee/truelab/True_Lab.html

Kishna M. Veeramah – Primate Comparative Genomics
http://life.bio.sunysb.edu/ee/veeramahlab/

PROGRAM FACULTY IN OTHER DEPARTMENTS

Nolwenn Dheilly – Evolution of Host-Parasite Interactions
http://you.stonybrook.edu/dheilly/

Andreas Koenig
http://www.stonybrook.edu/commcms/anthropology/faculty/akoenig.html

David Matus – Evolution of Cell Invasion
http://www.stonybrook.edu/commcms/biochem/research/faculty/matus.html#

Janet Nye – Quantitative Fisheries Ecology
https://you.stonybrook.edu/jnye/

Alistair Rogers – Plant Physiology and Climate Change
www.bnl.gov/TEST

Shawn Serbin – Plant Physiology and Remote Sensing
www.bnl.gov/TEST

Jeroen B. Smaers – Brain Evolution, Phylogenetic Comparative Methodology,
Macroevolutionary Morphology
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Leslie Thorne – Ecology and Behavior of Marine Birds and Mammals
http://you.stonybrook.edu/thornelab/

Nils Volkenborn – Benthic Ecology and Sediment Biogeochemistry
https://you.stonybrook.edu/voll/

Patricia Wright – Tropical Conservation and Primatology
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For more information regarding the Graduate Program in Ecology and
Evolution, please see http://www.stonybrook.edu/ecoevo/index.html for
general information.  For specific information on the PhD and MA programs,
please see http://www.stonybrook.edu/commcms/ecoevo/program/index.html and
http://www.stonybrook.edu/commcms/ecoevo/program/maprogram.html

The deadline for receipt of all application materials for the PhD program
is Dec. 1, 2017 although earlier submission is encouraged to ensure full
consideration for available fellowships. After that date, applications may
be considered on a rolling basis until Jan. 15th, with consideration for
admission and fellowships dependent on prior admission decisions.  The
deadline for receipt of all application materials for the master’s program
is April 15, 2018. The Graduate School’s Center for Inclusive Education is
offering application fee waivers if a student has met with SBU
representatives at a recruitment event and provided SBU with their contact
information. For assistance, with this waiver or other aspects of the
application process, please e-mail our Graduate Program Coordinator,
Melissa Cohen melissa.j.cohen@stonybrook.edu.


Robert Thacker
Professor and Chairperson
Department of Ecology and Evolution
650 Life Sciences Building
Stony Brook University
Stony Brook, New York 11794-5245

voice: 631-632-8590
e-mail: robert.thacker@stonybrook.edu

Robert Thacker <robert.thacker@stonybrook.edu>

Graduate position: UNotreDame.EcologicalSpeciation

The Jeff Feder lab in the Department of Biological Sciences at the
University of Notre
Dame, in Notre Dame, Indiana has graduate student positions available for
studying the
genomics of ecological adaptation and speciation in insects. Our research
has both
laboratory and field components, spanning the realms of ecology and
evolution from
experimental manipulation studies to high throughput DNA sequencing,
focused on
discerning the adaptive basis of speciation and its genomic underpinnings.
Ideally, we
seek individuals with experience in bioinformatics and candidates with past
research
experience (e.g., in a master’s program), for the position.  However, all
highly motivated
students are encouraged to apply. The Department provides graduate students
with
generous stipend support and benefits. To apply please e-mail a CV,
personal statement
of interest, and contact information for three references to feder.2@nd.edu.

For additional information about our lab and graduate program, please see
http://federlab.nd.edu/ and http://biology.nd.edu/graduate/graduate-studies-
overview/,
respectively.


Meredith M. Doellman
PhD Candidate, Feder Lab
Department of Biological Sciences
Arthur J. Schmitt Fellow
University of Notre Dame

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<div dir=”ltr”><span style=”font-size:12.8px”>The Jeff Feder lab in the Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Notre</span><br style=”font-size:12.8px”><span style=”font-size:12.8px”>Dame, in Notre Dame, Indiana has graduate student positions available for studying the</span><br style=”font-size:12.8px”><span style=”font-size:12.8px”>genomics of ecological adaptation and speciation in insects. Our research has both</span><br style=”font-size:12.8px”><span style=”font-size:12.8px”>laboratory and field components, spanning the realms of ecology and evolution from</span><br style=”font-size:12.8px”><span style=”font-size:12.8px”>experimental manipulation studies to high throughput DNA sequencing, focused on</span><br style=”font-size:12.8px”><span style=”font-size:12.8px”>discerning the adaptive basis of speciation and its genomic underpinnings. Ideally, we</span><br style=”font-size:12.8px”><span style=”font-size:12.8px”>seek individuals with experience in bioin
formatics and candidates with past research</span><br style=”font-size:12.8px”><span style=”font-size:12.8px”>experience (e.g., in a master’s program), for the position.  However, all highly motivated</span><br style=”font-size:12.8px”><span style=”font-size:12.8px”>students are encouraged to apply. The Department provides graduate students with</span><br style=”font-size:12.8px”><span style=”font-size:12.8px”>generous stipend support and benefits. To apply please e-mail a CV, personal statement</span><br style=”font-size:12.8px”><span style=”font-size:12.8px”>of interest, and contact information for three references to </span><a href=”mailto:feder.2@nd.edu” style=”font-size:12.8px”>feder.2@nd.edu</a><span style=”font-size:12.8px”>.</span><br style=”font-size:12.8px”><br style=”font-size:12.8px”><span style=”font-size:12.8px”>For additional information about our lab and graduate program, please see</span><br style=”font-size:12.8px”><a href=”http://federlab.nd.edu/” rel=
“noreferrer” target=”_blank” style=”font-size:12.8px”>http://federlab.nd.edu/</a><span style=”font-size:12.8px”> and </span><a href=”http://biology.nd.edu/graduate/graduate-studies-overview/” rel=”noreferrer” target=”_blank” style=”font-size:12.8px”>http://biology.nd.edu/<wbr>graduate/graduate-studies-<wbr>overview/</a><span style=”font-size:12.8px”>,</span><br style=”font-size:12.8px”><span style=”font-size:12.8px”>respectively.</span><br clear=”all”><div><br></div>– <br><div class=”gmail_signature”><div dir=”ltr”><div><div dir=”ltr”><font color=”#000000″>Meredith M. Doellman</font><div><font color=”#000000″>PhD Candidate, Feder Lab</font></div><div><font color=”#000000″>Department of Biological Sciences</font></div><div><font color=”#000000″>Arthur J. Schmitt Fellow<br></font></div><div><font color=”#000000″>University of Notre Dame</font></div></div></div></div></div>
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Graduate Position: UArkansas.EvolutionAnimalBehaviour

Graduate Student Positions in Integrative Animal Behavior in the
Westerman Lab at The University of Arkansas

The Westerman Lab at the University of Arkansas (the flagship campus in
Fayetteville, AR) is seeking PhD and MSc students to begin in the Fall
of 2018. We study the evolution and mechanisms underlying behavioral
diversity and plasticity, with a focus on sensory system development
and visual learning in butterflies. Our current research topics include
the role of genetics and social environment in mate preference
development, behavioral and developmental plasticity, the role of
perception and sensory environment in ornament evolution, and sensory
biases. We are an intergrative animal behavior group, and integrate a
wide range of techniques, including, but not limited to, controlled
laboratory experiments, genomics, histology, and field ecology. Our
research incorporates both tropical butterflies and those native to
Northwestern Arkansas, and takes advantage of an on-campus butterfly
facility as well as multiple species-rich field sites within a
30-minute drive. Graduate students will be expected to develop their
own research projects within the scope of the lab. For more
information, please visit the lab website:
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As a technically integrative lab, we embrace creative approaches to
studying animal behavior. Students with a strong background in
neurobiology, genetics, and development are particularly encouraged to
apply, as are candidates from groups historically underrepresented in
STEM.

Interested prospective students should contact Dr. Erica Westerman at
ewesterm@uark.edu. Please include a brief description of your research
interests and how they fit within the scope of the lab, your CV, your
GRE scores (if you have them), and contact information for 3
references.

Deadline for applications for the Graduate Program in Biological
Sciences at the University of Arkansas is January 15, 2018:
http://fulbright.uark.edu/departments/biology/prospective-students/grad
uate-programs.php

However, interested prospective students should contact Dr. Erica
Westerman before December 10^st 2017, or as soon as possible.

The Department of Biological Sciences fully funds students through
teaching assistantships. However, there are additional sources of
funding available through the university (i.e., $10,000-$20,000/yr as
supplement to TA stipend) that depend on the qualifications of the
applicant. Information about these funding sources can be found here:
http://fulbright.uark.edu/departments/biology/prospective-students/grad
uate-doctoral-fellowships.php

For more information please contact:

Dr. Erica Westerman

Assistant Professor

Department of Biological Sciences

University of Arkansas

ewesterm@uark.edu

Erica L. Westerman
Assistant Professor
Department of Biological Sciences
University of Arkansas
Science & Engineering, Room 416
Fayetteville, AR 72701
ewesterm@uark.edu
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Erica Lynn Westerman <ewesterm@uark.edu>

Graduate Position: NorthWesternU.PlantBiologyConservation

PLANT BIOLOGY AND CONSERVATION ¡Vnow accepting applications

The Graduate Program in Plant Biology and Conservation is a partnership
between Northwestern University (NU) and the Chicago Botanic Garden
(CBG). PhD, MS thesis-based, and MS internship-based degrees are
offered. All degree programs offer a unique opportunity to study ecology,
evolution, and environmental issues at the interface of basic and
applied plant science. Students apply to the program through Northwestern
University and take their courses at both NU and CBG with faculty from
both institutions. The Plant Conservation and Science Center at CBG is a
valuable resource for students, and the Chicago region provides a vibrant
community at the forefront of research in conservation and sustainability.

To learn more, contact program director, Nyree Zerega
(nzerega@chicagobotanic.org) or visit our website:
http://www.plantbiology.northwestern.edu/

Application deadlines:
PhD: December 1, 2017
MS (thesis-based): February 15, 2018
MS (internship-based): Applications will be reviewed beginning February
15 and review will continue through April 30, 2018. Admissions are on
a rolling basis.

Nyree Zerega <nzerega@chicagobotanic.org>

Graduate (Master’s) opportunity at Humboldt State University

*MASTER=E2=80=99S LEVEL GRADUATE ASSISTANTSHIP FOR STUDY ON FOREST MANAGEMENT,

FIRE, AND TREE GROWTH, AND DROUGHT*

The objectives of the research are to provide a framework for understanding

how forest management influences forest resistance and resilience to

drought across diverse forest ecosystems in the Klamath region. Using a

combination of existing information and new field data we will assess: 1)

How tree growth rate varies across a steep climatic gradient in the Klamath

region; 2) the variation in growth responses to several major drought

episodes in this region; and 3) how forest management, specifically

prescribed fire and forest thinning, influences these growth patterns as an

indicator of both forest resiliency and changes in carbon storage. The

selected student will help to determine how differences in stand conditions

and management history confer (or don=E2=80=99t confer) increased resistance and

resilience to drought-induced moisture stress in terms of tree growth and

carbon accumulation.

We seek applications from highly-motivated individuals interested in

pursuing graduate studies in the Master of Science Natural Resources

Program with a degree in Forest, Watershed, and Wildland Sciences (

http://humboldt.edu/fwr/program/graduate_degrees) with Dr. Rosemary

Sherriff (http://humboldt.edu/fwr/faculty) and collaborators. We have a

strong interdisciplinary team involved in the project that includes faculty

and graduate students from Humboldt State University, and U.S.G.S. and

National Park Service partners.  There is potential to begin fieldwork in

the summer of 2018 before entering the graduate program in August 2018.

*ELIGIBILITY *

Strong candidates for admission to the Forest, Watershed and Wildland

Sciences graduate program at Humboldt State University will have a minimum

of:

=C2=B7     Grade point average of 3.2 or greater on a 4.0 scale in all college

and university work

=C2=B7     GRE scores in the top 40th%

=C2=B7     Demonstrated research interest and experience in forest ecology,

disturbance ecology, dendrochronology, or related field

*HOW TO APPLY TO BEGIN THE GRADUATE PROGRAM FOR FALL 2018 *

To apply, please first send inquiry with the following (as a PDF or Word

Document): 1) a resume/CV (including GPA); 2) a letter of interest (clearly

stated research interests and background); and 3) the names and contact

information of references to: sherriff@humboldt.edu*.  *

Second, a formal application need to be submitted through CSUMentor (

http://www.csumentor.edu/AdmissionApp/) by *February 1, 2018*.  More

information about applying for graduate programs at HSU is available at

http://www2.humboldt.edu/gradprograms/future-students. Women and applicants

from diverse cultural and ethnic backgrounds are especially encouraged to

apply. Applicants who do not have a previous degree in forestry are

eligible for admission to the Forest, Watershed and Wildland Sciences

graduate program.  However, students who are admitted may be required to

take prerequisite undergraduate forestry courses (e.g. forest ecology, fire

ecology).

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Rosemary Sherriff

Professor and Chair, Geography Department

Environmental Studies Program Faculty

Forest and Wildland Sciences Graduate Program Faculty

Humboldt State University, Arcata, CA 95521

Office: Founder’s Hall room 110

Phone: 707-826-4119, Fax: 707-826-3205, Email: sherriff@humboldt.edu

Dendroecology Lab: http://humboldt.edu/dendroecology/

Geography Department: http://humboldt.edu/geography/

Facebook page: Humboldt Geography @HSUGEOG

Graduate Assistantship in Forest Ecology

The School of Forest Resources, University of Maine

(http://www.forest.umaine.edu), is seeking a highly motivated graduate

student (M.S. or Ph.D.) in Forest Ecology. The student would participate

in one of the following research areas:(1) Identifying factors ‒

including climate/weather parameters ‒ that best explain temporal

variability in stand-level productivity; (2) Examining forest stand

dynamics by means of long-term permanent plots and dendrochronology

methods; (3) Characterizing carbon and nitrogen dynamics of decaying

wood in a field decomposition experiment. This position provides funding

at approximately $19,000/year, 50% of health insurance paid, and a

tuition waiver. The ideal candidate would have solid quantitative

experience/aptitude and a demonstrated ability to conduct independent

research. High levels of intellectual curiosityand self-motivation are

essential. If interested, please send a CV attached to a message briefly

explaining your background and research interests to Dr. Shawn Fraver

(shawn.fraver@maine.edu <mailto:shawn.fraver@maine.edu>). Position open

until filled.

Shawn Fraver, PhD

5755 Nutting Hall

School of Forest Resources

University of Maine

Orono, ME 04469

(in association with the US Forest Service)

Phone: +1 (207) 581-2842

shawn.fraver@maine.edu

Graduate positions studying species interactions at U. Mississippi

The Zee Lab at the University of Mississippi is seeking enthusiastic

and motivated graduate students (Ph.D. and M.S.) with interests in

community ecology and evolutionary biology to begin Fall 2018. Using a

combination of laboratory experimental ecology/evolution with microbes

and theoretical modeling approaches, we are interested in understanding

how historical and contemporary evolutionary forces influence outcomes

of species interactions in ecological communities. We experimentally

evolve multi-trophic communities of the model bacterium E. coli, the

social bacterium Myxococcus xanthus, and the roundworm C. elegans.

Students will be encouraged to develop and pursue questions centered on

their own research interests and strengths.

Graduate students will be fully supported through teaching and research

asssistantships with a competitive stipend, tuition waivers, and

benefits. Women and underrepresented minorities are encouraged to

apply.

The University of Mississippi is a Carnegie R1 institution undergoing

an exciting phase of growth. The university is located in Oxford, a

vibrant and idyllic college town in northern Mississippi, about 1 hour

south of Memphis, TN. More on the Department of Biology:

https://biology.olemiss.edu/. More on Oxford, MS:

https://biology.olemiss.edu/why-oxford/

Interested students are encouraged to contact Peter Zee (zee at olemiss

dot edu) directly with a description of research interests and

experiences.

Peter C. Zee

Assistant Professor

Department of Biology

University of Mississippi

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PhD Opportunity: Landscape/Agricultural Ecology at UC Santa Barbara

The Larsen Lab at the University of California, Santa Barbara

(http://www.ashleylarsen.com/) is seeking up to two motivated Ph.D students

interested in food systems and/or conservation to join the lab in Fall 2018.

Our lab studies land use and land use change as it relates to the provision

of ecosystem services (e.g. pest control, food provision) and disservices

(e.g. human disease, biodiversity loss), primarily in agricultural

landscapes and largely using data-driven approaches borrowed from

econometrics, landscape ecology, or conservation planning.=20=20

Candidates with interests in food systems, land use change, or spatial

ecology are encouraged to apply. Incoming Ph.D students will develop

research projects broadly related to ongoing work in the lab, but tailored

to the individual=92s skills and interests. Competitive applicants will have

prior experience, or substantial motivation to gain expertise, in GIS,

econometrics, statistics, economics, or other quantitative research

approaches. However, candidates with academic backgrounds in field or

interdisciplinary research methods are welcome.=20=20

Interested applicants would apply to UCSB=92s Bren School of Environmental

Science & Management. The Bren School (http://www.esm.ucsb.edu/) is a highly

regarded interdisciplinary research program with exceptional faculty and

students across a spectrum of natural, physical, and social sciences.

Students are actively encouraged to develop interdisciplinary research

projects and (disciplinary or multidisciplinary) collaborations with

researchers in Bren and in other top programs including Geography and

Ecology, Evolution & Marine Biology.=20

If interested, please send a current CV with GPA, relevant coursework &amp;

research experiences, and a short statement describing your research

interests to Ashley Larsen (larsen@bren.ucsb.edu). Applications are due

December 15, 2017. Students with diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged

to apply.=20

Opening for an M.S. graduate student at the Institute of Arctic Biology

The Institute of Arctic Biology, University of Alaska Fairbanks has an

opening for an M.S. graduate student to work with Roger Ruess and Donie

Bret-Harte on an NSF-funded project on shrub feedbacks to C and N cycling

along a boreal-arctic transect in northern Alaska.  A widespread shift from

tundra to deciduous shrub-dominated vegetation appears to be underway in

northern Alaska, which could have profound implications for C balance and

biogeochemical cycling. Because much of the Earth=92s soil C is stored in

arctic and boreal regions, changes in the C budgets of these biomes may

feedback strongly to global climate. Biogeochemical C and N cycles are

linked tightly in boreal and arctic ecosystems, and plant production is

strongly N-limited; therefore, N-fixing shrubs affect soil C through their

effects on near-surface soil N, via both SOM turnover and N inputs. The

graduate student will focus on the effects of the growth and ecophysiology

of Siberian alder on biogeochemical cycling across topo-edaphic sequences

along a latitudinal transect from the boreal forest (BNZ LTER) to arctic

tundra (ARC LTER). The student will be expected to develop their own

research questions within the overall framework of the project, and will

have the opportunity to interact with PIs and other graduate students

working on project.  Because research sites are distributed between

Fairbanks and areas north of the Toolik Field Station (see

http://toolik.alaska.edu/), the graduate student will be conducting research

and camping in very rugged/remote terrain.  The student will be supported

through a combination of research assistantships and teaching

assistantships, and expected to begin fieldwork in the summer of 2018, and

coursework in the fall of 2018.  For more information, please contact Roger

Ruess (rwruess@alaska.edu) or Syndonia Bret-Harte (msbretharte@alaska.edu).

You must also apply for graduate study to the Department of Biology and

Wildlife at University of Alaska Fairbanks (see

https://www.bw.uaf.edu/graduates/index.php for application requirements);

the deadline for applications is January 15, 2018.

Graduate Position in Coastal Ecosystem Ecology

*Graduate Position in Coastal Ecosystem Ecology at Florida International

University*

*Florida International University, Miami, Florida*

One PhD graduate assistantship is available in the Department of Biological

Sciences at Florida International University (FIU) (http://biology.fiu.edu)

to conduct research in the Florida Everglades, beginning fall 2018.  These

positions are affiliated with the Florida Coastal Everglades Long Term

Ecological Research program (http://fcelter.fiu.edu/) and will include

integrative field and experimental research approaches, and public

outreach.

FIU is a public research university in Miami with a highly diverse,

vibrant, and growing student body located near the eastern boundary of the

Everglades.  The Department of Biological Sciences has strengths in

Ecology, Marine Biology, Botany, Microbiology, Evolution, and

Cellular/Molecular Biology.  The FCE LTER student organization (

http://fcelter.fiu.edu/students/), based at FIU, is a very active community

of over 70 students from multiple departments and institutions who conduct

integrative, multidisciplinary, long-term research.

To be eligible for positions, students must meet FIU graduate admission

requirements and successfully compete for a teaching assistantship to match

existing research assistantship support (http://biology.fiu.edu/graduate).

Highly qualified candidates may be eligible for fully funded Presidential

Fellowships.  The deadline for graduate applications is January 05, 2018,

but early submission (December 2017) is highly encouraged.

*Sea-Level Rise and Saltwater Intrusion in Coastal Ecosystems:*  The

candidate=E2=80=99s research interests should include global environmental change,

wetlands, coastal ecology, and ecosystem ecology, especially

biogeochemistry and organic matter processing. The student will be expected

to develop research related to understanding how sea-level rise and

saltwater intrusion affect net carbon storage in freshwater and brackish

wetlands through altered nutrient subsidies and salinity stresses to soil

microbial and wetland plant communities.  Interested applicants should

contact Dr. John Kominoski (jkominos@fiu.edu) and visit his lab website (

https://kominoskilab.wordpress.com) before applying.

The selected candidate will join an existing collaborative team of graduate

students, FIU faculty, as well as scientists from the South Florida Water

Management District, Everglades National Park, and the Everglades

Foundation, with a shared goal of understanding and forecasting peat

collapse and carbon loss in coastal wetland ecosystems exposed to sea-level

rise and saltwater intrusion.

–=20

John Stephen Kominoski

Assistant Professor

Department of Biological Sciences and

Southeast Environmental Research Center

Florida International University

11200 SW 8th Street

Miami, Florida 33199, USA

Email: jkominos@fiu.edu

Office: +1 305.348.7117

Lab: +1 305.348.6512

Fax: +1 305.348.1986

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