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Doctoral Fellowship: Applied Quantitative Ecology & Bioacoustics

Morris Doctoral Fellowship- Applied Quantitative Ecology using Bioacoustics

A five-year Doctoral Fellowship is available at Southern Illinois University starting Fall 2024 to support new doctoral students of the highest quality. The Graduate School provides a 12-month 50% research fellowship award for the first three years, with an annual $1,000 ($500 fall/spring) book/travel allowance for the first three years while on fellowship. The academic program provides a 12-month 50% research or teaching assistantship for the years four and five. This is a competitive fellowship and financial support is not guaranteed to all applicants, only the selected individual. The position is open to students currently holding a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree, though preference is for those not previously enrolled in a graduate program (direct post-baccalaureate entry).

The successful applicant will be in the PEASE Lab (Population Estimation and Spatial Ecology; peaselab.com) at Southern Illinois University where the student will work on developing false-positive hierarchical community models to be applied to avian ecology and conservation in forested environments. The student will have access to data from 100s of Autonomous Recording Unit (ARU) throughout Midwestern United States, and will be encouraged to develop research ideas supporting at-risk species recovery. Students with an interest in bioacoustics and machine learning are particularly encouraged to apply.

Eligibility Criteria include:

1. Must have an overall undergraduate grade-point average of at least 3.25, or a grade point average for the last two years in the bachelor’s degree of 3.5 (A= 4.0); and

2. If prior graduate study has been undertaken, must have an overall graduate grade point average of at least 3.7 (A = 4.0); and

3. Must have a score in the 75th percentile or higher on a standard test such as the GRE, MAT, or GMAT; and

4. May not already be enrolled in a doctoral program and may have no previous enrollment at SIUC.

In the competition for Morris Doctoral Fellowships, the nominees must be U.S. citizens, or permanent residents of the USA. In addition, preference will be given to those who have not previously enrolled in a graduate program (direct post-baccalaureate entry).

Students already enrolled at or having previous enrollment at SIU are not eligible for the Morris Doctoral Fellowship.

Applications are due by Jan 12, 2024, 4pm CST. Fellowship offers are announced by Feb 2, with acceptance decision by April 15.

To apply, students should first email their Curriculum Vitae and a general research interest statement to Dr. Brent Pease (bpease1@siu.edu); the email subject should be “Morris Fellowship Application”. Following review, students may be encouraged to continue with the full Fellowship application through Southern Illinois University’s Graduate School. For full consideration, material from interested applicants must be received by Dec 15,2023 to ensure full fellowship application submission by Jan 12, 2024.

Interested applicants should read the full guidelines of the fellowship here: https://gradschool.siu.edu/_common/documents/cost-and-financial-assistance/2024-morris-fellowship-guidelines.pdf

The application packet can be found here: https://gradschool.siu.edu/_common/documents/cost-and-financial-assistance/2024-morris-fellowship-pkt.pdf

Graduate position: University of Mississippi

The Zee Lab at the University of Mississippi is seeking motivated and curious students with interests in evolutionary ecology for enrollment in the Fall 2024 semester.We are interested in research topics at the intersection of community ecology and evolutionary biology, such as the evolution of species interations and evolution in multispecies communities. We approach our research using both laboratory experimental evolution with microbes and modeling approaches. Candidates will encouraged to develop their own independent research interests.The Department of Biology is a broad department with faculty research foci spanning the levels of biological organization and the taxonomic tree of life. The University of Mississippi is located Oxford, MS, a college town in northwest Mississippi.Interested candidates should email Peter Zee (zee@olemiss.edu).Peter Zeezee@olemiss.edu

Graduate position: Mississippi State University

Graduate position: Mississippi State UniversityThe Smith lab at Mississippi State University is recruiting a PhD student for Fall 2024! We develop methods for studying diversification using genomic data, and apply these methods to study diversification in terrestrial snails and slugs. We are looking for students interested in methods development in population genetics and phylogenetics and/or studying diversification in terrestrial slugs. Ongoing projects include the development of machine learning approaches to investigate species’ evolutionary histories and investigations into the evolutionary histories of invasive slugs. Our lab combines fieldwork, wet lab work, and computational work, and thus there are varied opportunities depending on student interests. Additional information on the lab can be found at https://nam10.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.meganlsmith.org%2F&data=05%7C01%7Cmiranda.l.davis%40uconn.edu%7Cf6715a1a541a4a8b139808dbe1ddd96d%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C638352115192649317%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C3000%7C%7C%7C&sdata=fFCI3hOSPc1FueEruZlnP21xrruyzDj%2FMNXoaZpB7OM%3D&reserved=0.Those interested should contact me directly by email(msmith@biology.msstate.edu) before applying with an attached CV and a brief description of your research interests. Our graduate admissions deadlines are flexible but applications before February 1, 2024 are preferred. Our department no longer requires the GRE. Mississippi State is located in Starkville, Mississippi, a half-hour drive from excellent outdoor recreation opportunities in the Noxubee Wildlife Refuge and the Tombigbee National Forest. We are 1.5 hours from Tuscaloosa, 3 hours from Memphis, and 4.5 hours from New Orleans. Additional departmental details can be found at: https://nam10.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.biology.msstate.edu%2F&data=05%7C01%7Cmiranda.l.davis%40uconn.edu%7Cf6715a1a541a4a8b139808dbe1ddd96d%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C638352115192649317%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C3000%7C%7C%7C&sdata=B6JN9QNMCtWwQacqixs5bLq661CKSJjmBJu8c3g8qJY%3D&reserved=0.“Smith, Megan” <msmith@biology.msstate.edu>

Graduate position: UFlorida.GeneticsGenomics

The Genetics & Genomics (G&G) Ph.D. program at the University of Florida <https://nam10.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fufgi.ufl.edu%2Fgrad-program%2F&data=05%7C01%7Cmiranda.l.davis%40uconn.edu%7Cab7ec4e97f784efd97b008dbdb8ec874%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C638345178533245908%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C3000%7C%7C%7C&sdata=%2FffyHsPw1xSi1%2F8NdiPPFhBZDI9xY9q7DQdMk5X5RLM%3D&reserved=0> is accepting applications for graduate students for admission in Fall 2024. We are a interdisciplinary program with 200+ faculty in 8 colleges and 64 departments. Our faculty <https://nam10.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fufgi.ufl.edu%2Fufgi-faculty-directory%2F&data=05%7C01%7Cmiranda.l.davis%40uconn.edu%7Cab7ec4e97f784efd97b008dbdb8ec874%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C638345178533245908%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C3000%7C%7C%7C&sdata=t81Kfwgjb1fZVYxF3vaa76b8gCpoZZN64yTJHptl9XI%3D&reserved=0> conduct a broad range of research projects including biomedical research, gene therapy, metagenomics, plant breeding and genetics, microbial genetics, population studies, and ecology to name just a few.Apply here! <https://nam10.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fufgi.ufl.edu%2Fgrad-program%2Fadmissions%2F&data=05%7C01%7Cmiranda.l.davis%40uconn.edu%7Cab7ec4e97f784efd97b008dbdb8ec874%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C638345178533245908%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C3000%7C%7C%7C&sdata=zNqKXSCkFl0IE%2BWj06mH3YbFQnV5iXywlN58%2F784UIQ%3D&reserved=0>. If you are applying for the Ph.D. in Genetics & Genomics, please also apply for our new M.S. in Genetics & Genomics. The application deadline is December 1,2023 for admission to the Fall 2024 class. Prospective Ph.D. students should contact potential faculty advisors in advance of applying to discuss research interests and relevant qualifications.Here are some recent articles on UF Genetics Institute faculty in UF’s research magazine, Explore:      *   UF Genetics Institute new director, Dr. Tom Burris <https://nam10.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fexplore.research.ufl.edu%2Finnovation-is-in-his-&data=05%7C01%7Cmiranda.l.davis%40uconn.edu%7Cab7ec4e97f784efd97b008dbdb8ec874%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C638345178533245908%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C3000%7C%7C%7C&sdata=%2BL9RX%2FA0tLvi8ta16RJ2qielja6ocjfUZ35vo7jfsgc%3D&reserved=0          dna.html>      *   Father’s illness drives Dr. Eric Wang <https://nam10.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fexplore.research.ufl.edu%2Fthis-geneticists-goal-cure-&data=05%7C01%7Cmiranda.l.davis%40uconn.edu%7Cab7ec4e97f784efd97b008dbdb8ec874%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C638345178533245908%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C3000%7C%7C%7C&sdata=9LMFWz%2Bu%2F8lQMLvIikGU1iG1jM2hLm6DjnjKkb7OBEM%3D&reserved=0          the-disease-that-runs-in-his-family.html> to find a cure for          myotonic dystrophy      *   G&G graduate student Shandra Trantham <https://nam10.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fexplore.research.ufl.edu%2Fno-time-to-be-&data=05%7C01%7Cmiranda.l.davis%40uconn.edu%7Cab7ec4e97f784efd97b008dbdb8ec874%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C638345178533245908%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C3000%7C%7C%7C&sdata=AiGA31Y5rsK%2BPpV%2BCbROCuQNuvUBh%2B%2FIS77o6vXubNQ%3D&reserved=0          patient.html>, researcher and patient, searches for cures for          neurodegenerative diseases      *   Biomedical engineering faculty Drs. Josephine Allen and Erika          Moore <https://nam10.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fexplore.research.ufl.edu%2Frevealing-the-ancestry-&data=05%7C01%7Cmiranda.l.davis%40uconn.edu%7Cab7ec4e97f784efd97b008dbdb8ec874%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C638345178533245908%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C3000%7C%7C%7C&sdata=etabVez0tPiV5b9O4KtVuM9bpYdGJ8UwZsbpBJmzQX8%3D&reserved=0          blind-spot.html> collaborate with Anthropology faculty Dr.          Connie Mulligan to investigate how ancestry can shape health          disparities      *   G&G alum and UF faculty Dr. Marcio Resende <https://nam10.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fexplore.research.ufl.edu%2Fheres-how-ai-could-bring-&data=05%7C01%7Cmiranda.l.davis%40uconn.edu%7Cab7ec4e97f784efd97b008dbdb8ec874%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C638345178533245908%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C3000%7C%7C%7C&sdata=YzzIgPBZTpiUa2YA7ggBwxrm55cuKOL9vKdGzdyIb30%3D&reserved=0          better-fruit-to-your-table.html> uses AI to make food          healthier and tastier      *   Microbial ecologist Dr. Julie Meyer <https://nam10.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fexplore.research.ufl.edu%2Freef-&data=05%7C01%7Cmiranda.l.davis%40uconn.edu%7Cab7ec4e97f784efd97b008dbdb8ec874%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C638345178533245908%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C3000%7C%7C%7C&sdata=kklAGcg4Vf0N%2F962jYGen7ZKyE1PMYfAtSrFWfIFR%2BI%3D&reserved=0          relief.html> is developing probiotics to save coral reefsUF has the following funding opportunities that you may want to consider:      *   McKnight Doctoral Fellowship          <https://nam10.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fgraduateschool.ufl.edu%2Fgss%2Ffunding%2Fmcknight%2F&data=05%7C01%7Cmiranda.l.davis%40uconn.edu%7Cab7ec4e97f784efd97b008dbdb8ec874%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C638345178533245908%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C3000%7C%7C%7C&sdata=dUstVb4nB9iq3TNJ3dpzx9YRc%2FtqGAwahFOv0ZX56LA%3D&reserved=0> which          funds stipend, tuition, and fees      *   Board of Education Summer Fellowship <https://nam10.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fcatalog.ufl.edu%2FUGRD%2Fprevious-catalogs%2F2019-&data=05%7C01%7Cmiranda.l.davis%40uconn.edu%7Cab7ec4e97f784efd97b008dbdb8ec874%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C638345178533245908%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C3000%7C%7C%7C&sdata=XPqWWC0HYy3baX3p5gknMEj6dKHGS9nVcYXmjly4ZgI%3D&reserved=0          2020/graduate/financial-aid/> which provides funds and          networking opportunities for new graduate students as well as          other fellowship opportunitiesStudents for the G&G Ph.D. typically graduate in 5 years and are funded with a combination of research assistantships, teaching assistantships, and fellowships.The University of Florida is one of the top 10 public universities in the country with a university-wide commitment to genetic research. The University of Florida Genetics Institute (https://nam10.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.ufgi.ufl.edu%2F&data=05%7C01%7Cmiranda.l.davis%40uconn.edu%7Cab7ec4e97f784efd97b008dbdb8ec874%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C638345178533245908%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C3000%7C%7C%7C&sdata=bi%2BEnq5m%2B2hmGwCjICy4Pes%2BHV%2F8KoNKgfvQr9kXbYU%3D&reserved=0) is a state-of-the-art research building intended to enhance opportunities for collaboration. Gainesville is located in north central Florida (away from the hurricanes!), with average temperatures ranging from 45F to 90F.Connie J. Mulligan, PhDCoordinator, Genetics & Genomics Graduate Program 2033 Mowry Rd, PO Box 103610 | University of Florida | Gainesville, FL 32610-3610 cmulligan@ufl.edu“Connie J. Mulligan” <cmulligan@ad.ufl.edu>

Graduate position: UWyoming.SpatialEcoEvoDynamics

The Weiss-Lehman lab at the University of Wyoming is recruiting a PhD student to join our group in fall 2024. The PhD student will work with laboratory microcosms, computational models, and genomic data to test ecological and evolutionary mechanisms behind the formation of stable range limits as part of a recently funded NSF grant. The student will also be encouraged to develop independent projects based on their own interests as part of their dissertation. Research in our lab largely focuses on spatial eco-evolutionary dynamics, using models and careful experiments to understand how rapid evolutionary changes can impact species’ ranges. This includes factors affecting range limits, but also understanding the dynamics of species spreading via invasions or range shifts in response to climate change.The Weiss-Lehman lab is a highly collaborative group and members are encouraged to work together on group projects while also developing independent projects based on their own interests. Our lab is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive group of researchers in which all lab members feel valued and supported. For more details on the lab and our research, see our website: https://nam10.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fweisslehmanlab.weebly.com%2F&data=05%7C01%7Cmiranda.l.davis%40uconn.edu%7C03d791a382964a5a12cd08dbdb8efc87%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C638345179390747117%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C3000%7C%7C%7C&sdata=Gu8mhF7zwBZXglQGY%2FWamgqyHITiB92fdpC2nPuDXZc%3D&reserved=0The position will be fully funded for 5 years through a combination of research and teaching assistantships and includes tuition, a stipend, and health insurance. Applicants need a bachelor’s degree in biology, ecology, evolution, or a related field by the fall of 2024. Additional preferred qualifications include quantitative and/or bioinformatic skills, familiarity with a scientific computing language (R, Matlab, Python, etc.), and previous research experience.To apply, please email Topher Weiss-Lehman (cwiessle@uwyo.edu) with your CV, transcripts (unofficial are fine), a statement of interest, and contact information for 2-3 professional references.

MS position in pollinator ecology at Cal Poly Pomona

The Scordato Lab at Cal Poly Pomona invites applications for a Master’s student to study arthropod ecology in a Southern California agroecosystem. The Scordato lab is part of a research group with faculty from CSU Long Beach, UC Santa Barbara, and UC Agriculture and Natural Resources examining how natural vegetation can support biodiversity in avocado and citrus orchards in Ventura County. We are looking for a student to study how arthropod pollinator and predator populations vary between agricultural and riparian areas, and determine if creating patches of natural habitat in orchards can improve pest control and pollinator services. Coursework will be conducted at Cal Poly Pomona with extensive research guidance from UC Santa Barbara and UC Agriculture and Natural Resources researchers. The Master’s student will be expected to work on all aspects of the research project and lead the preparation of at least one peer-reviewed manuscript. This position is funded for three years, subject to review after the first year. The expected start date is summer 2024, with an earlier start available.

Required qualifications: 1) a Bachelor’s degree in biology, environmental science, agriculture, entomology, plant science, natural resources management, or similar field; 2) strong writing and quantitative skills; 3) a valid US driver’s license.

Preferred qualifications: 1) experience collecting and identifying insects or be willing to learn; 2) experience conducting field research, particularly in challenging conditions; 3) familiarity with the R programming environment.

Competitive applicants will enjoy field and lab work, including sorting, labeling, and archiving samples; be flexible, positive, and communicative during field work, even during long days outside requiring travel and exposure to hot weather; and be passionate about communicating science to broad audiences as there are opportunities to develop blogs, reports, and other media for the farming community involved in this project.

To learn more about Cal Poly Pomona and its Master’s program, visit https://www.cpp.edu/sci/biological-sciences/graduate-studies/about.shtml

Graduate position: UNebraska_Lincoln.EvolutionarySystemsGenomics

Are you excited to find out how changes to the genome shape behavioral differences between species? Have you ever wondered how new sex chromosomes work together to remodel variation in tissues? The Moore Lab (mooregenomicslab.com) at the University of Nebraska Lincoln is recruiting creative and motivated students to join for a PhD position in evolutionary systems genomics to work on these questions, and more! We use beautiful and charismatic Malawi African cichlid fishes to study the mechanisms underlying complex adaptive traits. All projects will focus on generating and integrating different types of genomic data (epigenetics, gene expression, and/or whole genome sequencing), but may also include tissue collection, histology, and/or state-of-the-art, creative behavioral phenotyping.Students of all backgrounds are encouraged to apply, and we are committed to fostering a lab environment where all trainees feel welcome and supported. This position may be funded through RA or TA, and includes stipend support and a tuition waiver.Required qualifications:– Interest in evolution, genomics/bioinformatics, behavior and/or sex chromosomes. You do not need experience in all of these fields but should have a clear motivation for wanting to work towards a PhD on this topic.– A willingness to contribute to a supportive and engaging intellectual environment that includes undergraduate researchers.– UNL graduate program requirements: Minimum standards are a B.A. or B.S.degree (or equivalent) from an accredited institution with a cumulative 3.0 GPA or equivalent. If you are international and English is your second language the program requires a TOEFL score of 565 for paper-based test,225 for computer-based test, or 85 for the internet-based test.Preferred qualifications:– Wet lab skills (nucleic acid extractions, genomic library preparations)– and/or familiarity with bash scripting/R or other programming languages (python, perl, etc)– and/or fish handling and husbandry experience– and/or undergraduate or postbaccalaureate research experiencePlease email Emily Moore (emily.christine.moore@gmail.com) a CV and statement of interest prior to applying to the graduate program in Ecology, Evolution, and Behavior in the School of Biological Sciences at UNL ( https://nam10.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fbiosci.unl.edu%2Fgraduate&data=05%7C01%7Cmiranda.l.davis%40uconn.edu%7Ca302a4f8e5b2422b86a208dbdac6c9f5%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C638344319552144040%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C3000%7C%7C%7C&sdata=cidxohNiiLeUeO335o1M5pjiCVxOo9x0r0mfohqbcRM%3D&reserved=0). Applications are due December 1, 2023.Emily Moore <emily.christine.moore@gmail.com>

Graduate position: UIllinois_UrbanaChampaign.EvolEcolBehav

The Department of Evolution, Ecology, and Behavior (EEB) at the University of Illinois is accepting applications for graduate students for admission in Fall 2024. We accept applications for both the Master’s (M.S.) and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degrees. We are an interactive group with expertise in evolution, ecology, behavior, bioinformatics, conservation, genetics & genomics, physiology, neuroscience, endocrinology, and morphology. Students take many approaches to their studies including field work on whole organisms, genomics/bioinformatics, lab experimentation, and theory.The department of Evolution, Ecology and Behavior is housed within the School of Integrative Biology, home to over 30 faculty working in ecology, behavior, conservation and evolution. The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign offers state-of-the-art research facilities such as the Institute for Genomic Biology (IGB), the Beckman Institute (several research themes including bioimaging and Molecular Science andEngineering) and the Grainger College of Engineering. Urbana-Champaign is a pleasant, affordable, university town with good music and restaurants. It has its own airport and is close to three major U.S. cities (Chicago, Indianapolis, St. Louis).Students for the Ph.D. are typically funded for 5-years with a combination of fellowships, research assistantships, and teaching assistantships. The deadline for consideration is December 15, 2023. However, prospective students should contact potential faculty advisors well in advance of applying to discuss research interests and relevant qualifications. For further information, see https://nam10.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fsib.illinois.edu%2Feeb%2Fgraduate_admissions&data=05%7C01%7Cmiranda.l.davis%40uconn.edu%7C2e2aea9cbac145559de708dbdac6e14e%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C638344319937928050%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C3000%7C%7C%7C&sdata=CFJJLWCPKFGWzgogT8av93OS%2BvsQWC6jOytuL%2FHcBT0%3D&reserved=0.Please note that we have many types of fellowships including fellowships to help recruit students who come from groups that are under-represented in science.The following faculty are actively recruiting students:Julian Catchen – Population genomics and the evolution of genome architecture. We are a computational group doing work in several organisms including fishes, birds, and honeybees. We have projects comparing ancient and modern DNA, coloration of fishes, and the genome architecture and function of mitochondria. We are also actively at work on several software packages related to RADseq and Stacks as well as conserved synteny. My students typically focus on a hybrid of computational and biological topics in their research aims. Write jcatchen@illinois.edu with questions, also happy to discuss options in an online meeting.Becky Fuller – Evolutionary biology of fishes; evolution of color patterns/color vision; color vision in bass; speciation as a function of adaptation and genomic rearrangements; speciation in darters and killifishDan Miller – Evolution of developmental sensory biology in mammals; biomarkers of brain organization; mechanisms of brain plasticity; evolution of intelligent systems; email millerdj@illinois.edu.Philip Anderson andersps@illinois.edu

Graduate position: USouthCarolina.Evolution

The faculty of the Evolutionary Biology group in the Department of Biological Sciences at the University of South Carolina are recruiting graduate students (M.S. and Ph.D.) to start in Fall 2024.We seek applicants who are highly motivated and enthusiastic, keenly interested in evolutionary biology, and looking to join a dynamic group of evolutionary scientists.  Our department also has strengths in ecology, marine biology, neurobiology, and plant biology, and many of the evolution faculty participate in those groups as well.  More information about our Department can be found at https://nam10.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.biol.sc.edu%2F&data=05%7C01%7Cmiranda.l.davis%40uconn.edu%7C5482a53de543463efd1c08dbcbd59c31%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C638327890536092811%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C3000%7C%7C%7C&sdata=bMWZQcfL7bB3s1S5r4WIVXt7Uc5pBFFhruRLEyJYNmw%3D&reserved=0.Graduate students in our program are guaranteed financial support through TA and RA appointments for five years, including tuition and health insurance.  Outstanding applicants will be nominated for a variety of university fellowships.Applications should be submitted by December 1st to ensure full consideration for all funding opportunities.  Potential applicants should contact one or more of our faculty before the deadline to discuss their interests; students are admitted only with the endorsement of a faculty member.  This year, the USC Graduate School has waived application fees.  Additional information on our graduate program, including instructions on how to apply, can be found at https://nam10.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fsc.edu%2Fstudy%2Fcolleges_schools%2Fartsandsciences%2Fbiological_sciences%2Fstudy%2Fgraduate%2F&data=05%7C01%7Cmiranda.l.davis%40uconn.edu%7C5482a53de543463efd1c08dbcbd59c31%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C638327890536092811%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C3000%7C%7C%7C&sdata=Jf0WnWZOpaEFJi4LKvdxBE58%2FQx%2Bg5Rid6JZbVoIMcc%3D&reserved=0.The members of the Evolution Group, their areas of interest, and links to websites are below.Labs potentially considering applicants this year include:Carol Boggs (boggscl@mailbox.sc.edu) (Considering M.S. candidates only)Evolutionary ecology & genetics; physiology, resource allocation, invasions, small populations.  See https://nam10.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fboggslab.org%2F&data=05%7C01%7Cmiranda.l.davis%40uconn.edu%7C5482a53de543463efd1c08dbcbd59c31%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C638327890536092811%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C3000%7C%7C%7C&sdata=OBjMKXcImhHB17jbOptvIIt%2BXFxddihGu1ErcS8SdFE%3D&reserved=0Jeff Dudycha (dudycha@biol.sc.edu)Evolutionary ecology & genetics; life history, phenotypic plasticity, diversification, vision/eyes, mutation.  See https://nam10.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.tangledbank.org%2F&data=05%7C01%7Cmiranda.l.davis%40uconn.edu%7C5482a53de543463efd1c08dbcbd59c31%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C638327890536092811%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C3000%7C%7C%7C&sdata=TuI4UsGV3iQw8IqRL%2FZJyLuRR%2F4X6Sypl4o5B1ruM1A%3D&reserved=0Bert Ely (ely@biol.sc.edu)Evolutionary microbiology & genomics.  See https://nam10.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fresearch.cas.sc.edu%2Fely%2F&data=05%7C01%7Cmiranda.l.davis%40uconn.edu%7C5482a53de543463efd1c08dbcbd59c31%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C638327890536092811%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C3000%7C%7C%7C&sdata=94SWvDO%2FLD%2BGtPrYS1vP%2FPBWw%2BSFfmV6Ai57zmyMxXU%3D&reserved=0Brian Hollis (brian.hollis@sc.edu)Evolutionary genetics; sexual selection and sexual conflict, experimental evolution.  See https://nam10.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fexperimentalevolution.org%2F&data=05%7C01%7Cmiranda.l.davis%40uconn.edu%7C5482a53de543463efd1c08dbcbd59c31%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C638327890536092811%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C3000%7C%7C%7C&sdata=i5cVKEsctx0pkti%2F285%2FLi5RamwJmE8IzciiLkNr8G8%3D&reserved=0Tim Mousseau (mousseau@sc.edu)Evolutionary ecology & genetics; ecological andevolutionary consequences of radioactive contaminants.   Seehttps://nam10.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fsc.edu%2Fstudy%2Fcolleges_schools%2Fartsandsciences%2Fbiological_sciences%2Four_people%2Fdirectory%2Fmousseau_timothy.php&data=05%7C01%7Cmiranda.l.davis%40uconn.edu%7C5482a53de543463efd1c08dbcbd59c31%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C638327890536092811%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C3000%7C%7C%7C&sdata=JEHlkyI6ix18biG8uZ92XnBF9CvBRfwMrj%2BcyvBF56M%3D&reserved=0Dan Speiser (speiser@mailbox.sc.edu),Sensory ecology, neuroethology, physiology, and macroevolution.See https://nam10.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.speiserlab.com%2F&data=05%7C01%7Cmiranda.l.davis%40uconn.edu%7C5482a53de543463efd1c08dbcbd59c31%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C638327890536092811%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C3000%7C%7C%7C&sdata=wByIWobmL8ic%2Ffy2uWsZU7E4kFyCDavEqPIAJVLzEvI%3D&reserved=0…and joining our faculty in January 2024,Kathy Toll (ktoll@mailbox.sc.edu)Evolutionary ecology & genetics; local adaptation, habitat segregation, plant ecology.  See https://nam10.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fscholar.google.com%2Fcitations%3Fuser%3DgjxiWO4AAAAJ%26hl%3Den&data=05%7C01%7Cmiranda.l.davis%40uconn.edu%7C5482a53de543463efd1c08dbcbd59c31%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C638327890536092811%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C3000%7C%7C%7C&sdata=rC%2B1sSAeFwnxGUoi%2BpqTsHy6UZ3nkBctabMGGTT3l00%3D&reserved=0.Additional Labs in the Evolutionary Biology Group are not considering new grad students this year, but contribute to the educational environment for graduate students in evolutionary biology.  These labs include:Jerry Hilbish: Evolutionary ecology & genetics; hybrid zones & speciation, species ranges, climate changeJoe Quattro: Evolutionary genetics; population & conservation genetics of rare/threatened aquatic animalsCarrie Wessinger:  Genetics/genomics of adaptation, parallel evolution, plant speciation.Our department is located in the heart of Columbia, South Carolina, a metropolitan area of 750,000 people (and 186,000 dogs!).  Columbia (“Cola”or “Soda City” to locals) enjoys more than 300 days of sunshine annually and has ready access to clean beaches, lakes, rivers, and mountains.Congaree National Park, Sesquicentennial State Park, Lake Murray, and Harbison State Forest offer excellent wilderness areas nearby, along with several greenways on the city’s three rivers.  The Famously Hot/Surprisingly Cool city hosts historical and cultural attractions, performing arts and sporting events, and many annual festivals including the Rosewood Crawfish Festival, the Indie Grits Film Festival, the Famously Hot SC Pride Festival, and Reggaetronic, a floating music festival on Lake Murray.  See https://nam10.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.experiencecolumbiasc.com%2F&data=05%7C01%7Cmiranda.l.davis%40uconn.edu%7C5482a53de543463efd1c08dbcbd59c31%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C638327890536092811%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C3000%7C%7C%7C&sdata=p%2B6A%2BZ2oRR2NIwogBLb3nk5IORSlZH1YZfEGaymipj8%3D&reserved=0for more information.

NH NRCS Internship Announcements for Planners and Engineer

Hi Everyone,

Please help us recruit the next class of Pathway Summer Interns (and potential future NRCS full-time employees) by sharing these vacancy announcements with your alma mater and any other groups or people to help us cast a wide net!

Here are the links for the Student Trainee positions:

Student Trainee (Engineer) – https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/753483300

Student Trainee (Soil Con) – https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/753442300

They opened on 10/11 and close out on 10/26/2023.


The Hembry Lab in the Department of Biology at the University of Texas Permian Basin is recruiting three (3) master’s students to fill paid research positions in the evolutionary ecology of insect-plant interactions, supported by an NSF BRC-BIO grant to Dr. David Hembry. I am expecting to fill 1-2 positions in Fall 2024 and the remaining positions in Spring 2025 and/or Fall 2025.Research in the Hembry Lab primarily focuses on the evolution and ecology of species interactions, with particular focus on brood pollination symbioses between leafflower plants (family Phyllanthaceae) and leafflower moths (genus Epicephala). This relationship is usually mutualistic, with the moths pollinating their host plants and the moths’ caterpillars eating a subset of the host’s seeds. However, this mutualism has also repeatedly evolved to become parasitic, in which the moths cease to pollinate their host plants. All three open master’s positions concern the biology of this mutualism-parasitism transition, and especially focus on the biology of parasitic leafflower moths found in the United States.I am recruiting applicants to work on the following three projects:– Two MS students will conduct research on the population genomics and phylogeography of leafflower moths and their host plants in the southern United States. One student will focus on cophylogeography of a widely distributed species pair (the leafflower Nellica polygonoides and its undescribed moth species) in Texas, New Mexico, and Oklahoma. The other student will examine host-associated population divergence of an undescribed leafflower moth species on its three host plants (native leafflowers Phyllanthus evanescens and Moeroris abnormis and the recently introduced Moeroris fraternus) in Texas, Louisiana, and Florida. Both students will have training visits to the laboratory of Dr. Katrina Dlugosch (University of Arizona). These projects will involve a roughly equal mixture of fieldwork, labwork, and computer-based analyses.– One MS student will conduct research on the bacterial microbiomes of leafflower moths, examining variation in microbiomes among host plant genera and across the mutualism-parasitism transition. This student will be co-advised by Dr. David Hembry and Dr. Athenia Oldham (Department of Biology, UT Permian Basin), and will have a training visit to the laboratory of Dr. Gordon Bennett (University of California, Merced). This project will primarily consist of labwork and computer-based analyses, with some fieldwork.Each of the three master’s projects is designed to result in a single first-authored peer-reviewed manuscript for the student.These are paid positions for which recruited applicants will receive four semesters of stipend, two years of summer salary, and have four semesters of tuition and fees covered. Costs associated with fieldwork, labwork, and the training visits to larger institutions for each student are also covered by the grant. Each student will also have the opportunity to mentor a UTPB undergraduate for at least one summer in research.Desired qualifications:– Interest in evolution, ecology, species interactions, symbiosis, or  coevolution– Undergraduate degree (received or expected) in biology or a  related field– Prior research experience, especially in biology (fieldwork or  labwork) or another natural science– Knowledge of statistics or programming (especially R or Python) is  fantastic but neither expected nor required.These are good positions for students interested in:– Evolutionary ecology, species interactions, coevolution, mutualism,  parasitism, and evolution– Insects and/or native plants– Fieldwork in the south central and southeastern United States– Pursuing a master’s degree in evolution or ecology in advance of  applying to a PhD program– Learning about bioinformatic methods and the use of next-generation  sequence data in the lab and on the computer– Mentoring of first-generation undergraduate students from diverse  backgrounds in researchThe University of Texas Permian Basin is a public university in the University of Texas System, located in Odessa, Texas where three ecoregions of Texas (the Llano Estacado, the Edwards Plateau, and the Chihuahuan Desert) converge. UT Permian Basin is a master’s level institution with an undergraduate population that is majority-first generation and majority-Hispanic/Latino. Odessa is part of the Odessa-Midland metropolitan area (population 340,000 with a domesticairport) and is located 2.5 hours from Lubbock, 3 hours from Carlsbad Caverns and Guadalupe Mountains national parks, 4 hours from El Paso,5 hours from Las Cruces, New Mexico and Big Bend National Park, and 6 hours from Austin and Dallas/Fort Worth.To apply, please send Dr. David Hembry (hembry_d@utpb.edu) the following via e-mail:(1) a short statement (1-2 paragraphs) explaining past research    experiences and reasons for interest in the position;(2) an up-to-date academic CV or resume; and(3) names and e-mail addresses of two references who are prior mentors    in biology or other natural sciences.For full consideration, please send these materials by November 30, 2023. Informal inquiries before applying are welcomed, and very strongly encouraged. I am very happy to chat on Zoom with prospective applicants. Please write to Dr. David Hembry at hembry_d@utpb.edu to express interest and to ask questions.

Graduate research position at Utah State University Fall 2024

Graduate research position in above and belowground multi-trophic interactions

The Mundim Lab at Utah State University is looking for enthusiastic graduate students (M.S. and Ph.D.) to begin Fall 2024. Research areas include plant-herbivore/parasite interactions and host-plant optimal defense, at the intersection of plant phytochemistry, entomology, nematology, population and spatial ecology, and evolution of species interactions. Students are welcome to bring/discuss their own original ideas or to work within the scope of the current projects in the lab, which include: the study of how belowground communities shape complex arrays of aboveground interactions; predictability and priority effects of plant responses to multiple herbivores; demographic responses of plant-animal interactions to disturbances/environmental variation.

The lab is highly interdisciplinary and candidates with experience and/or interest in plant-mediated interactions with aboveground and belowground partners/enemies are strongly encouraged to apply. Students will carry field work aimed at collecting insects, plants and soil organisms, conducting lab experiments, metabolomics and genomics analyses exploring chemical traits and genetic variation, and learning how to integrate these data using multiple statistical approaches.

Students will be funded via Teaching Assistantships and PI funds. However, I also strongly encourage applications for graduate research funding and doctoral dissertation improvement grants. In addition, students in the lab will be expected and supported to apply for additional funding opportunities from various sources in order to improve their grantsmanship skills.

To apply: Qualified candidates must contact Dr. Fabiane Mundim (fabiane.mundim@usu.edu) with the following information: 1) a letter of interest (one-page personal statement describing your scientific interests and career objectives), 2) a CV/resume (including GPA; unofficial transcripts are ok), and 3) contact information for two references. Prior to applying, students interested in joining the Mundim lab at USU are encouraged to review admission requirements (https://www.usu.edu/biology/students/graduate/prospective-students).

University, Community, and Lab: Utah State University is a student-centered land-grant and space-grant university. A core characteristic of USU is the engagement with community for economic development, improvements to quality of life, and human capital.

Our Biology Department (https://www.usu.edu/biology/) has a strong culture of collaboration across fields. The selected graduate student is expected and encouraged to interact with researchers from diverse fields as well as the community (farmers and stake holders).

The Mundim lab is a respectful and friendly environment that appreciates and welcomes the differences among us, whether in race, gender identification, sexual orientation, ethnicity, nationality, beliefs, or disabilities. In the Mundim lab we believe that a diverse group is essential to help us query the world from multiple perspectives and in inventive ways

Master’s in biology education research at the U of No. Colorado

Are you passionate about climate change education and looking to pursue a Master’s degree in biology education research? If so, we encourage you to apply to join the Holt lab at the University of Northern Colorado (https://www.unco.edu/nhs/biology/about-us/holt-emily/lab-home.aspx) to work on a biology education research NSF-funded project! The research will explore science undergraduate students’ acceptance of climate change and how their instructors define this acceptance. The prospective student would be funded by a teaching assistantship during the fall and spring semesters and receive one summer of research funding supported by the NSF grant. Please reach out to me for more details (emily.holt@unco.edu) and pass along to interested prospective MS students, we encourage applications to be submitted by 1 Jan 2024 for full consideration.

Graduate position: UMinnesota.PlantPhylogenomics

The Yang Lab (https://nam10.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.yangya.org%2F&data=05%7C01%7Cmiranda.l.davis%40uconn.edu%7C67fddd43476a4e291ce808dbc7eceec7%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C638323592660921043%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C3000%7C%7C%7C&sdata=EioIC4KxS%2FZgy7mqBYfUPX5CSATNygwTZ%2B3wps%2F%2BxzU%3D&reserved=0) at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities is recruiting 1-2 graduate students to join our team in Fall 2024. We use phylogenetics and comparative transcriptomics and genomics to study plant systematics and the underlying mechanisms driving plant evolution. The lab mainly focuses on the plant groups Caryophyllales and Euphorbia, but students have the opportunity to develop their own independent projects. We provide competitive stipends and opportunities for teaching, research, and curatorial assistantships.The University of Minnesota has many resources to support plant systematics and evolution research. These include the University of Minnesota Herbarium, the Minnesota Supercomputing Institute, the University of Minnesota Genomics Center, the University Imaging Center, the College of Biological Sciences Conservatory, onsite greenhouse facilities, Itasca Biological Station and Laboratories, and Cedar Creek Ecosystem Science Reserve. The campus is in the heart of the Minneapolis-Saint Paul metropolitan area, rich in cultural and natural attractions with extensive park and trail systems.For inquiries, get in touch with Dr. Yang at yangya@umn.edu with a copy of your CV and a short description of your interests.Ya Yang, Ph.D.*On sabbatical till May 2024*Associate Professor, Dept. of Plant and Microbial Biology University of Minnesota-Twin Cities714 Biological Sciences Center1445 Gortner AvenueSt. Paul, MN 55108-1095(612) 625-6292https://nam10.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.yangya.org%2F&data=05%7C01%7Cmiranda.l.davis%40uconn.edu%7C67fddd43476a4e291ce808dbc7eceec7%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C638323592660921043%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C3000%7C%7C%7C&sdata=EioIC4KxS%2FZgy7mqBYfUPX5CSATNygwTZ%2B3wps%2F%2BxzU%3D&reserved=0Curator, University of Minnesota Herbarium (MIN) Bell Museum University of Minnesota bellmuseum.umn.eduYa Yang <yangya@umn.edu>

Graduate Position: UWyoming.AvianAdaptation

I am recruiting a graduate student to join my lab at the University of Wyoming in Fall 2024. Students interested in pursuing either a MS or PhD are encouraged to get in contact with me.While students in my lab have the flexibility to design projects tailored to their individual interests, projects are expected to focus on questions related to speciation and adaptation in North American birds. Much of our work uses avian hybrid zones as models for understanding the processes important in generating and maintaining reproductive isolation between closely related species and students with similar interests are particularly encouraged to contact me. All of our work involves the collection or use of museum specimens. Please visit carlinglab.com for more information on recent research efforts.Students will be supported through a mix of Research Assistantships, Teaching Assistantships, and Curatorial Assistantships, which include a stipend, tuition and fees and health insurance. Please contact me with specific questions about both the types and levels of support.With a population of ~31,000, Laramie is a small college town, situated in a high plain between the Snowy Range (~30 miles west) and the Laramie Range (~7 miles east) in Southeastern Wyoming. It is a little over one hour north of Fort Collins, Colorado and ~2.5 hours from Denver. For better or worse, it was recently profiled in Outside Magazine as the Most Affordable Mountain Town in the West.In my lab, I value curiosity driven research and aim to support students motivated by basic research questions. Other desired qualifications include a background in evolutionary biology, field experience, preferably with birds, and scientific writing skills. In addition, while past experience with natural history museums is not a specific requirement, a strong desire to contribute to the University of Wyoming Museum of Vertebrates (https://nam10.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.uwymv.org%2F&data=05%7C01%7Cmiranda.l.davis%40uconn.edu%7C5c9127eab3624dd8b18208dbc7230269%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C638322725445922763%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C3000%7C%7C%7C&sdata=mcQtNVlTPBYQsMfGbEzHQfcpo0g%2F6N3NnPrksbxSyJ4%3D&reserved=0) is needed. My lab also aims to be an inclusive space that welcomes diversity and seeks to broaden access to and participation in evolutionary biology and ornithology. All interested students, regardless of race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, class, disability, and past experiences are encouraged to apply.To apply, please send a cover letter, current cv, and names and contact information for 3 references to mcarling@uwyo.edu. In your cover letter, please include some questions that excite you and information about your past relevant experiences and motivation for pursuing a graduate degree. If you have any questions about the opportunity, the University of Wyoming, or anything else, please don’t hesitate to contact me. While applications may be submitted at anytime, final review will begin 8 December 2023.Matt Carling, PhDDepartment of Zoology & PhysiologyBerry Biodiversity Conservation CenterUniversity of Wyominghttps://nam10.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.carlinglab.com%2F&data=05%7C01%7Cmiranda.l.davis%40uconn.edu%7C5c9127eab3624dd8b18208dbc7230269%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C638322725445922763%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C3000%7C%7C%7C&sdata=po59ZrMkOU2c8kTGUqFtof%2BDCEHrMZCxj8N64u2IRZ0%3D&reserved=0mcarling@uwyo.edu

Graduate Position: ColoradoStateU.EvolutionaryBiology

Several evolutionary biologists within the interdisciplinary ecology program at Colorado State University (CSU) are welcoming applicants for MS and PhD students to start Fall 2024. We provide outstanding education in evolutionary biology and ecology across a range of ecosystems, taxa, and subdisciplines. Our goal is to offer students strong training for professional success across a variety of career paths. In addition to the ecological core, we offer a specialization in human-environment interactions. Currently, we support a vibrant community of over 100 students. We are committed to creating a safe, welcoming and supportive environment.The deadline for full consideration is December 1. Details are available here.Many faculty members are open to taking students, and specific opportunities include:Dr.Andrew Du working on paleoecology, paleoanthropology, human evolution, mammalsDr.Emily Francis (joining CSU Jan. 1!) working on ecology and management of wildfire disturbance and forest structureDr.Chris Funk working on conservation genomics and evolutionary ecologyDr.Dhruba Naug working on behavioral diversity and social behaviorDr.Jen Solomon working on human dimensions of biodiversity conservationOther faculty members are potentially open to taking students. Some of the general subjects include: bumblebee conservation, climate change, plant-insect interactions, wildlife and forest management, pollination on green infrastructure, the effects of drought and deluge events on plant communities, and soil organic matter and regenerative management.Graduate student salaries are generally provided through faculty advisors in the form of research or teaching assistantships. Tuition is typically covered for students supported by assistantships and health insurance is available. A confirmed advisor is necessary for admission to the program, but not for application submission. Most students accepted to the program find advisors through their shared interests. Financial support is often in flux given pending grants, so there is no need to wait to see a particular position advertised. Advisors interested in accepting a student typically work with them to procure funding from various sources. Thus, we encourage prospective students to reach out directly to faculty members with expertise in your area of interest.CSU is located in beautiful Fort Collins, on the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, and has been voted as one of the best places in the United States to live with easy access to outdoors activities, such as rafting, skiing, and rock climbing. This small, bike-friendly community has a vibrant art, music, and restaurant culture and is about hour from Denver, CO.Colorado State University is an equal opportunity and equal access institution and affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce and complies with all Federal and Colorado State laws, regulations, and executive orders regarding non-discrimination and affirmative action.If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to me, the director of the program, atruth.hufbauer@colostate.edu“Hufbauer,Ruth” <Ruth.Hufbauer@colostate.edu>


Biological TechnicianFull Time, Paid, with BenefitsOpen until 10/20/2023.Location: This position is based at the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center (SERC) in Edgewater, Maryland. SERC is a research center of the Smithsonian Institution, located on the western shore of Chesapeake Bay, approximately 10 miles south of Annapolis, 40 miles west of Washington D.C., and 40 miles south of Baltimore. The 2,650-acre SERC campus contains a laboratory and office complex, as well as educational and waterfront facilities.Starting Salary: $64,957/year plus benefitsSchedule: Monday-Friday schedule, 8 hours/day, full timeDescription: The Molecular Ecology lab at the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center (SERC), led by Dr. Melissa McCormick, is recruiting a full-time federal research technician. Our lab explores ecological and evolutionary questions (https://nam10.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fserc.si.edu%2Flabs%2Fmolecular-ecology&data=05%7C01%7Cmiranda.l.davis%40uconn.edu%7C2923870557974584f6fd08dbc722d508%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C638322724648940104%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C3000%7C%7C%7C&sdata=iRnAZnd6ldHOPaEJjG7iyYw1BRAqN9rNfRK7DfbNP5Y%3D&reserved=0)involving symbiotic associations between plants and fungi, effects of anthropogenic changes on plants, and effects of invasive species on plant communities and ecosystems. Our research projects occur in field, lab, and greenhouse settings and include ecological genetics and genomics, fungal culturing, and field-based experiments. The technician will be based at SERC and will participate in collaborative projects investigating the impacts of symbioses on the functioning of plant, fungal, and bacterial communities. The technician will also be responsible for maintaining a multi-user genomics lab. SERC is a vibrant community of scientists set within a 1,027 hectare field-site, and located near the Annapolis, MD and Washington, DC metro areas.Lab duties will include sample processing, culturing fungi and plants, routine molecular tasks (e.g., DNA extraction, PCR, DNA visualization, sequencing, genotyping), and next generation sequencing library prep. In addition, the technician will be responsible for day-to-day lab organization, maintenance, and safety under the direction of the PI, including supply inventory and ordering, maintaining lab records (hardcopy and digital), and working collaboratively with other lab members. Field and greenhouse duties will include plant population monitoring, root and soil collection, measurement of environmental parameters, seed preparation, experimental set-up and monitoring, and data entry. Occasional travel for fieldwork and training of interns and other staff members in lab and field techniques is also expected.Minimum qualifications include one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-07 level in the federal service or comparable pay band system. For this position specialized experience is defined as: General academic training with a minimum of a baccalaureate in Ecology, Biology, Molecular Biology, Plant Ecology or equivalent with demonstrated professional experience in completing laboratory and field tasks as they relate to molecular and field ecology, data management, bacterial and/or fungal culturing, and ecological genetics.The Smithsonian Institution is an equal opportunity employer, committed to a policy of non-discrimination on the basis of race, national origin, sex, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, age, religion, and disability. The SERC community recognizes the value of diversity in promoting innovative science and creative solutions, and we strongly encourage candidates from all backgrounds to apply.Applications for this position will be accepted through the USAJobs portal from https://nam10.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.usajobs.gov%2Fjob%2F753589100&data=05%7C01%7Cmiranda.l.davis%40uconn.edu%7C2923870557974584f6fd08dbc722d508%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C638322724648940104%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C3000%7C%7C%7C&sdata=vbVKobviedI4UYjHhK5cjebcTsBMGF2SbkIbAp4URjg%3D&reserved=0.Melissa McCormick, PhD (she, her, hers)EcologistSmithsonian Environmental Research Center647 Contees Wharf Rd.Edgewater, MD 21037Ph: 443-482-2433https://nam10.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fserc.si.edu%2Flabs%2Fmolecular-ecology&data=05%7C01%7Cmiranda.l.davis%40uconn.edu%7C2923870557974584f6fd08dbc722d508%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C638322724648940104%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C3000%7C%7C%7C&sdata=iRnAZnd6ldHOPaEJjG7iyYw1BRAqN9rNfRK7DfbNP5Y%3D&reserved=0

Gila River Basin Native Fishes Conservation Intern (1 opening)

Title:  Gila River Basin Native Fishes Conservation Intern (1 opening)

Start/End Date: January 8, 2024 December 6, 2024(anticipated)

Term Length:  48 weeks

Stipend: $600/week

Reports To: U.S Fish and Wildlife Service Region II Science Applications ” Conservation Biologist with Conservation and Adaptation Resources Toolbox (CART)

Location: 500 Gold Avenue SW, Albuquerque, NM 87102

Status: 1700-hour AmeriCorps Service term; 40 hours/week

Benefits: Additional housing allowance $200/week; professional development funds $1,500; AmeriCorps Education Award $6,495 and Public Lands Corps Certificate* – both with successful completion of the internship; health insurance eligible

AmeriCorps is the federal agency for national service and volunteerism. AmeriCorps provides opportunities for Americans of all backgrounds to serve their country, address the nation’s most pressing challenges, and improve lives and communities. Environmental stewardship programs help conserve natural habitats, improve energy efficiency, protect clean air and water, and help to mitigate the effects of climate change among other environmental efforts.

Conservation Corps New Mexico (CCNM)

Conservation Corps New Mexico, a program of Conservation Legacy and AmeriCorps partner, aims to continue the legacy of the Civilian Conservation Corps of the 1930’s. CCNM is focused on connecting youth, young adults, and recent era military veterans with conservation service work projects on public lands. CCNM operates programs across southern New Mexico and western Texas that engage individuals and strengthen communities through service and conservation. The CCNM Las Cruces office manages the Individual Placement Program.


These Individual Placement Positions are unique development opportunities. Interns are paired with a local supervisor and gain technical, hands-on experience in the work of these organizations or agencies. Site supervisors commit to facilitate career development; provide an introduction to numerous pathways within the conservation field; and create accessible, meaningful, learning opportunities and experiences for interns.

Position Summary:

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Science Applications is a non-regulatory program within the Service that tackles conservation issues no single Service program or partner can address alone. We bring partners together to identify shared conservation priorities and deliver scientific information and tools partnerships need to achieve conservation goals across the landscape. With a foundation of climate adaptation, our work sits at the nexus of landscape conservation, inclusive collaboration, and science support.

Our mission: facilitate partnerships that address shared conservation challenges to create a network of healthy lands and waters where fish, wildlife, plants, and people thrive.

We do this by:

  • Promoting an inclusive approach to conservation
  • Fostering science excellence, integrity, and innovation
  • Developing data-driven decision support tools that make collaborative conservation achievable

The selected intern will support CART, a peer-to-peer knowledge sharing platform that enhances collaborative conservation efforts at all scales by facilitating issue-based, not geography-based, knowledge sharing. CART, a multi-organizational partnership formed in 2017 between the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and Bureau of Reclamation, supports natural resource managers and researchers in the Southwest, and more broadly North America, to answer questions such as who is doing what and where, what is working and what isn’t, and where can we find resources to help us improve our work on a similar issue? CART’s Communities of Practices (CoP) provides a forum for managers and researchers to regularly interact and learn how to conduct their work and achieve common goals more effectively. The intern will support CART’s Non-Native Aquatic Species CoP by developing useful tools to support knowledge sharing and decision-making.

Many non-native aquatic species have been introduced intentionally or unintentionally throughout freshwater systems. These species can present obstacles to achieving management objectives, ranging from recovery of native aquatic species to maintenance of water delivery infrastructure. The intern will develop decision-support tools specifically for the Gila River Basin Native Fishes Conservation Program (GRBNFCP). Additionally, this intern will develop case studies that document non-native fish control strategies and techniques to protect and enhance native fish populations across the Gila River Basin and greater Southwest region.

The intern will have the opportunity to regularly interact with biologists and managers across federal and state government agencies, NGOs, and academia through the development of case studies. In addition to being exposed to different conservation professionals, the intern will have an opportunity to learn about a diverse range of conservation topics. The CART team offers regular skill building sessions on analytical and writing skills, resume and CV development opportunities, as well as skill building opportunities for professional communication, collaboration, and time (and calendar) management. Additional training and professional development will be encouraged as needed to support product development.

Essential Responsibilities and Functions:

  • Develop Case Studies that document projects, methods, and technologies for

native fish conservation in the Gila River Basin.

  • Work with supervisor and Bureau of Reclamation partners to identify high priority

projects and research that can be synthesized into Case Studies.

  • Gather and synthesize information about on-the-ground natural resource

management programs and projects.

  • Conduct interviews with natural resource managers and researchers to support

case study development.

  • Create a public-facing, interactive web product that synthesizes management

of the eight Bureau of Reclamation fish barriers in the Gila River Basin.

  • Create web product mockups based on input from project partners using ArcGIS
  • Online, Power BI or other relevant web-based application.
  • Work with supervisor and Bureau of Reclamation partners to build out the overall

product structure for the public-facing web product.

  • Build a dashboard style module for one of the fish barriers, the Blue River Fish


  • Create a report or synthesis document detailing process, workflow, and future

product development recommendations.

  • Partnership support around management of native and non-native fishes.
  • Support CART’s Non-Native Aquatic Species, At-Risk Species, and Aquatic Restoration Communities of Practice.
  • Support planning and delivery of GRBNFCP technical, coordination, and reporting

meetings as needed.

  • Attend and participate in Arizona’s Statewide Native Fish Conservation Team Meetings and other region-specific native and non-native fish meetings.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Per federal grant requirements, this internship is for young adults between the ages of 18-30 (35 for veterans), inclusive, at the time the individual begins term of service.
  • The internship will be filled by an undergraduate or graduate student, or recent graduate in natural resources, conservation biology, biology, ecology, hydrology, climate science, environmental sciences/policy, social sciences/human dimensions of conservation, science communication, or other related fields.
  • The ideal candidate is a self-motivated team player with excellent analytical and writing skills.
  • Working proficiency in ArcGIS Online or other equivalent web-based applications.

Preferred Qualifications:

A student who is highly motivated to learn about natural resource management challenges and

opportunities, while gaining experience in science communication with the support of experienced mentors.

The ideal candidate will be excited to develop skills in time management, organization and

communication (scheduling, collaborative writing projects, email communication), partnership building, teamwork, writing (learning writing styles, accepting, and incorporating feedback, etc.), science communication, and interviewing.

To Apply: Please submit an updated resume and cover letter along with the online application at https://jobs.silkroad.com/ConservationLegacy/Careers/jobs/4551 If you have questions, contact CCNM’s Individual Placement Program Director, Joy Hernandez, at jhernandez@conservationlegacy.org.

winter-break field course in the Caribbean

WINTER-BREAK, 3-CREDIT, FIELD COURSE ALONG THE CARIBBEAN COAST OF MEXICO!with Ecosystem Field Studies   www.ecofs.orgCaribbean Ecosystem Field Studies  * Study, SCUBA dive, & snorkel while immersed in an incredible marine ecosystem *     December 28, 2023 – January 17, 2024

·  Gain valuable career skills in hands-on scientific field research

·  Earn 3 undergraduate academic transfer credits over winter-break

·  Join a diverse & exciting group of college students for an experiential       learning experience of a lifetime!

Get out in nature by the ocean, breath fresh air, earn credit, and enjoy a safe and inspiring field science course in the Caribbean Coral Reef

Open to students from all universities & majors | Accredited by the University of Montana at Missoula, Environmental Studies Program: ENST 391- for 3 undergraduate semester transfer creditsDirect questions to Professor Steve Johnson, EcoFS Director at steve@ecofs.org

Visit www.ecofs.org for all info!

Research Technician III – Casteel Lab

Subject: Research Technician III – Casteel Lab – Cornell University

Research Technician III – Casteel Lab

Department of Plant Pathology and Plant-Microbe Biology

STARTING DATE: December 1, 2023

LOCATION: Plant Science Building, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853

SUMMARY: Research support in plant-microbe-insect interactions

The Casteel lab is seeking a highly qualified Research Technician III. The successful applicant will play a crucial role in supporting daily laboratory activities and contribute to ongoing and new research projects focused on characterizing the function of microbes in plant resilience and plant-insect interactions. A primary goal of the research in year one for this position will be advancing the development of soil microbiome sequencing technologies and plant resilience prediction tools to facilitate rapid decision-making in support of soil health initiatives and organic farms across New York State. This position offers an exciting opportunity for individuals with a background in bioinformatics, molecular ecology, and/or microbiology. Demonstrated leadership skills will be highly valued.

Required qualifications

– Associate’s degree or other formal training program of two years or equivalent in microbiology, molecular biology, bioinformatics, chemistry, or related life sciences

– Passionate about working in an organization that values and promotes diversity, equity, inclusion, anti-racism, and wellbeing

Preferred qualifications

– Bachelor’s degree or other formal research program of four years or equivalent in microbiology, molecular biology, or chemistry

– Experience with short and long read sequencing technology, DNA extraction, library preparation, bioinformatics pipelines. Interest in metabarcoding and metagenomics

Duties and responsibilities

75% – Contribute to research, sequencing technology development and application, project specific management, data entry, and reporting

20% – Lab support and management, and other position related responsibilities

5% – Safety and professional development

This is a full-time (100% FTE) fully in-person 12-month appointment with the possibility of renewal for 2 additional years pending performance evaluation and funding. For full consideration applications must be received before Monday October 23rd. The pay range for this position is $22.00-$24.46/hr. For questions regarding this position, contact Drs. Casteel and Bloom at clc269@cornell.edu and ehb64@cornell.edu. Informal inquiries are welcomed! Candidates who identify with groups systematically excluded from biology fields are encouraged to apply.


Forest Service Research Assistant Positions

Forest Service Research Assistant Positions

Resource Assistants help the Forest Service accomplish mission-critical work as they work to attract and retain a diverse and inclusive workforce. The Resource Assistant’s Program is designed for emerging professionals to launch their natural and cultural resources careers.  RA’s will receive hands-on learning experience, mentorship, coaching to complete mission-critical work while developing leadership, critical thinking, and strategic communication skills. MANRRS is proud to offer undergraduate and graduate students amazing internship opportunities that support our mission!



*Research Specialist – Animal Behavior – Ecology and Evolutionary Biology**Description*The Derryberry and Tanner labs are seeking a highly motivated individual to join our laboratories as a Research Specialist and Laboratory Manager. This key team member will manage field- and lab-based behavioral research experiments and assist both PIs with mentoring undergraduate students. Work schedule requires weekend availability, and early morning and late evening hours depending on the month of the year. Both labs study the evolution of animal communication, the Derryberry Lab in birds and the Tanner lab in frogs and some acoustically communicating insects. Our laboratories are stimulating and collaborative environments that are part of a growing Animal Behavior Cluster at the University of Tennessee. There will be excellent opportunities to learn behavioral, statistical, and field techniques.Apply online here:https://nam10.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fut.taleo.net%2Fcareersection%2Fut_system%2Fjobdetail.ftl%3Fjob%3D230000025B&data=05%7C01%7Cmiranda.l.davis%40uconn.edu%7C36ee73c00b0f46ce0a9b08dbc3fcd004%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C638319262856063190%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C3000%7C%7C%7C&sdata=0jXUxckei6ero9OklbdGljw4TMtEkkdxPRD97Xp9oMM%3D&reserved=0Duties and responsibilities will include but are not limited to:1.       Perform behavioral experiments to support ongoing         research projects.2.       Analyze, plot, and present experimental results.3.       Maintain live animal populations for research experiments.4.       Supervise, train, make work assignments, and mentor         undergraduate student researchers.5.       Organize lab inventory, supplies, and orders.6.       Maintain compliance with proper safety protocols and record-         keeping requirements.Techniques used in the lab include:1.       Behavioral ecology: Performing behavioral experiments on         free-living and captive frogs and birds, including         operant conditioning, female choice tests, recording, and         sound analyses.2.       Field ecology: Collecting frogs from the wild for laboratory-         based experiments; catching and banding free-living birds.3.       Animal care: Following IACUC approved protocols and SOPs in         daily animal care, including maintaining and cleaning animal         enclosures, ensure a safe and secure habitat, and monitor         health of animals.4.       General molecular biology techniques (e.g., DNA/RNA extraction,         PCR, gel electrophoresis).Training will be provided for the necessary laboratory techniques.Qualifications1.       Bachelor’s degree in Ecology & Evolution, Animal Behavior, or         a related field required (Masters preferred).2.       Experience in animal behavior research is preferred.3.       Problem-solving, strong attention to detail, and high levels of         organization are required.4.       Excellent verbal and written communication skills required.5.       Strong work ethic with the ability to work independently and as         part of a team is required.6.       Proficiency with computer software (e.g., Word, Excel,         Powerpoint, Photoshop, Illustrator) is required.Please submit a cover letter, resume/CV, and contact information for three references as a single document when applying.Job  Research TechnicalPrimary Location  US-Tennessee-knoxville Organization  Ecology & Evolutionary Biology Schedule  Full-time Campus/Institute  Knoxville Job Posting  Oct 2, 2023, 1:43:06 PM

Graduate Position: CityUNewYork.EvolutionaryBiology

The Calamari lab at the City University of New York (CUNY) seeks applicants for a PhD position to study the intersection between gene expression and regulation and anatomical variation in fossil and living animals. United by our focus on changes in gene expression and regulation during development, geometric morphometrics, and phylogenetic comparative methods, the successful applicant will join our ongoing efforts to understand the evolution of new morphology, especially horns, antlers, and other bony cranial outgrowths in even-toed hoofed mammals (cattle, antelopes, deer, giraffes, etc.).The Calamari lab is located at Baruch College in Manhattan and works extensively with the facilities at the American Museum of Natural History (AMNH). The graduate student will have ample opportunities to join Calamari lab collaborations on a variety of morphological and genomics topics.The ideal candidate will have some experience in programming related to bioinformatics (in particular single-cell/single-nucleus sequencing, high-throughput RNA sequencing, or ATAC sequencing) and wet lab experience in preparing histological slides of soft tissues and bone. Qualified applicants with backgrounds in biology, paleontology, or other related fields are welcome.Potential applicants should contact Zachary Calamari(zachary.calamari@baruch.cuny.edu) with a description of their experience, research interests, and CV. The successful applicant will be enrolled full time at the CUNY Graduate Center in the Ecology, Evolutionary Biology, and Behavior subprogram of the Department of Biology. Applications to the CUNY Graduate Center to start in the Fall 2024 semester are due January 1, 2024. More information about applying to the program can be found here:https://nam10.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.gc.cuny.edu%2FProspective-Current-Students%2FProspective-Students%2FAdmissions&data=05%7C01%7Cmiranda.l.davis%40uconn.edu%7Ccafc21d5a5674ef3894508dbc1a91948%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C638316704250246744%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C3000%7C%7C%7C&sdata=5y3ypibqA0XiOAOxFk4%2F1RaYiBqV4TzgvhWQbNuA4Vc%3D&reserved=0.The Calamari lab and CUNY are inclusive research communities; students from backgrounds underrepresented in STEM are strongly encouraged to apply.

New York Botanical Garden

Job Posting for New York Botanical Garden:

Herbarium Collections and Data Coordinator

Liaison of work flows between the Herbarium’s physical and digital collections. This includes administering the Herbarium’s volunteer program as it pertains to digitization and data transcription of specimens, as well as maintaining the workflow for new determinations of physical specimens and their corresponding database records. Through these responsibilities the Herbarium Collections and Data Coordinator will serve to provide resources for Herbarium data management and support for the daily functions of the physical Herbarium. Additionally, this position supports, through actions and conduct, NYBG’s Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Accessibility initiatives and helps to build and maintain an inclusive organization culture throughout the institution. Specific Duties & Responsibilities

  • Partner with NYBG’s Volunteer Services department to identify and fill volunteer opportunities and document volunteer service hours.
  • Administer the Herbarium’s volunteer program, both onsite in the Herbarium as well as online with community scientists.
  • Prepare and import data from community science online platforms.
  • Number, digitize, and file newly mounted specimens with the help of onsite volunteers.
  • Train program participants and facilitate knowledge transfer programs.
  • Track new specimen determinations in our database and annotate physical specimens accordingly.Assist in day-to-day Herbarium maintenance and functions.


  • Experience with herbarium management and curation
  • Experience with data management and digitization techniques; as well the ability to adapt to various data management tools
  • Undergraduate degree in biology
  • Knowledge of plant taxonomy and nomenclature
  • Excellent writing and communication skills
  • Familiarity with coordinating science/museum volunteers
  • Familiarity with Spanish and/or Portuguese preferred
  • Ability to create and support a collegial and professional environment for staff, visitors and volunteers


If you require an accommodation for any part of the application process, please notify the Human Resources department at HR@nybg.org.  If you are interested in applying for a position at the New York Botanical Garden, please go to http://www.nybg.org/employment to submit your application. 


Graduate position: UMiami.Bioticinteractions

We are looking for PhD students interested in joining our research group at University of Miami (amyzanne.org).Students would join an interactive lab group and develop an independent research focus in line with ongoing lab projects.Broadly we study how biotic interactions impact biogeochemical cycles. Many in our group explore how plant construction influences community structure and function (from morphology to genes) of biotic decay agents, such as microbes and termites. Our lab also examines the consequences of these interactions for ecosystem carbon and nutrient cycles, especially in USA, Australia, Chile and Brazil as climate changes.New lab projects will be based in the New World Tropics including south Florida coastal systems, Chilean fjords and Antarctica coastal systems in collaboration with Eduardo Castro (University of Talca) and Brazilian savannas and wetlands in collaboration with Rafael Oliveira and Natashi Pilon (University of Campinas).Other lab projects include solar radiation impacts on litter and wood decay, microbiome assembly on leaves and fruits, and macroevolution and functional ecology of plants, termites and microbes around the globe.The fully funded graduate program will be completed at University of Miami. If you are interested in working with us, send an email to me (Amy Zanne: aezanne@gmail.com) with brief details about your research interests and experiences, why our group is a fit for you and why you want to go to graduate school. A TOEFL exam may be required depending on applicant background.For information about applying to the program, go to the University of Miami, Department of Biology website (https://nam10.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fbiology.as.miami.edu%2Fgraduate%2Findex.html&data=05%7C01%7Cmiranda.l.davis%40uconn.edu%7C06fc9fda2dca47fc5f1108dbbf431917%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C638314067130132757%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C3000%7C%7C%7C&sdata=15wyjwmslZK69%2Bkf23%2FvLmpGs2IW6Gtk%2BxpHf%2FKkx6c%3D&reserved=0). For fall 2024 admission, the application deadline is 1 December 2023. Students from Brazil and Chile especially encouraged to apply. I am happy to answer any further questions you might have.

Graduate position: TexasTechU.EvolutionaryGenomics

The Manthey research group in the Department of Biological Sciences at Texas Tech University is recruiting 1-2 PhD students to work on funded genomics projects beginning Fall 2024.We currently have funded projects to investigate landscape genomics, population genomics, and genome evolution in carpenter ants and their microbial symbionts. Graduate students would be encouraged to develop their own projects under these broad themes. For more information about these lines of research and our lab more generally, please visit: mantheylab.org.Interested individuals should email a CV/resume to Dr. Joseph Manthey ( jdmanthey@gmail.com or joseph.manthey@ttu.edu), as well as an informal statement of how your interests overlap with the research projects in the lab.The Department of Biological Sciences has a strong and dynamic group of scientists with a focus in ecology and evolutionary biology. The department has strengths in multiple areas of genomics, bioinformatics, and specialized disciplines of ecology and evolutionary biology. The departmental website can be found here: https://nam10.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.depts.ttu.edu%2Fbiology%2F&data=05%7C01%7Cmiranda.l.davis%40uconn.edu%7Cc48680942c5143bbc84408dbbf4337ad%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C638314067640882909%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C3000%7C%7C%7C&sdata=2yO%2F0uU%2FgltKptlqnXbI83EJo4o51ZZQiGcAdun3R8c%3D&reserved=0~Deadline for applications~ Our department has a deadline of January 1 for applicants applying to start the following fall. Please find all application details here:https://nam10.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.depts.ttu.edu%2Fbiology%2Facademics%2Fgraduate%2Fprospective-students%2F&data=05%7C01%7Cmiranda.l.davis%40uconn.edu%7Cc48680942c5143bbc84408dbbf4337ad%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C638314067640882909%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C3000%7C%7C%7C&sdata=KY22OfPFqy6WgqF1HZzg1lsAKG28le09vlhP1Ku%2FiQY%3D&reserved=0All qualified applicants are encouraged to contact me with their statement of interest. While academic scores have a role in admissions, motivation and enthusiasm for genomics and research experience are highly valued.

Graduate position: AuburnU.EvolutionaryEcol

PhD Opportunities in Evolutionary Ecology The Bassar lab at Auburn University is inviting applications for PhD students interested in evolutionary ecology starting in fall 2024. Members of the lab address diverse topics in evolutionary ecology including eco-evolutionary feedbacks and their role life history evolution, the evolution of species coexistence, and host-parasite interactions. We address these questions in a diversity of ways, including the development of theory and empirical research. Most of the empirical research involves studies of fish communities (guppies and killifish) on the Caribbean Island of Trinidad. Both fish species are amenable to experiments in the lab, in seminatural artificial streams, and natural populations. Students working on their dissertation research have access to each of these facilities and to a long-term experimental evolution study of guppies in Trinidad run by my collaborators and me.Please visit my webpage (https://nam10.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fron-bassar.squarespace.com%2F&data=05%7C01%7Cmiranda.l.davis%40uconn.edu%7Cf6da6a4af062405cbb1608dbbf4a2d98%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C638314097544548603%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C3000%7C%7C%7C&sdata=xfkJLBGBKHjUoz1gdXT72kMEtvfbC9SVyXnXNFBPp%2BU%3D&reserved=0) for more information about the lab group and The Guppy Project page(https://nam10.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Ftheguppyproject.weebly.com%2F&data=05%7C01%7Cmiranda.l.davis%40uconn.edu%7Cf6da6a4af062405cbb1608dbbf4a2d98%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C638314097544548603%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C3000%7C%7C%7C&sdata=P4YSsUSpNsdyt8CjJIxnL9VeY7EMvWRqd%2BjzBH7T5%2FU%3D&reserved=0) for more information about the long-term experimental research in Trinidad.The Biological Sciences Department at Auburn is a growing group researchers interested in a diversity of questions. Graduate students in the department receive guaranteed funding for 5 years, typically in the form of Teaching Assistantships. I also have funding for several Research Assistantships.Prospective students should email Ron Bassar at rdb0057@auburn.edu. Please include a cover letter describing your research interests, future goals, and how doing a PhD in the group will help you to achieve those goals. Please also include a CV and contact information for two references.Ron BassarAssistant ProfessorDepartment of Biological SciencesAuburn UniversityPersonal Webpage: https://nam10.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.ron-bassar.squarespace.com%2F&data=05%7C01%7Cmiranda.l.davis%40uconn.edu%7Cf6da6a4af062405cbb1608dbbf4a2d98%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C638314097544548603%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C3000%7C%7C%7C&sdata=0qnud8a3dZ%2BQELRQr4IHsamhqfbr6VZS6XPNTtueK4s%3D&reserved=0Guppy Project Webpage: https://nam10.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.theguppyproject.weebly.com%2F&data=05%7C01%7Cmiranda.l.davis%40uconn.edu%7Cf6da6a4af062405cbb1608dbbf4a2d98%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C638314097544548603%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C3000%7C%7C%7C&sdata=HhzCvJTCkyFqqmyNBJCJUFN2OJL6Sav42TlbvWB3Jro%3D&reserved=0Ronald Bassar <rdb0057@auburn.edu>(to subscribe/unsubscribe the EvolDir send mail togolding@mcmaster.ca<mailto:golding@mcmaster.ca>)


Paid Research Internships – The Guppy ProjectResearch interns are needed to assist in a multi-disciplinary, multi-investigator, experimental study of the evolution of species interactions in Trinidad, West Indies. The research is led by Professors David Reznick (University of California, Riverside), Joseph Travis (Florida State University), Tim Coulson (University of Oxford), and Ron Bassar (Auburn University).  We seek to integrate multiple biological fields for the study of these interactions in experimental populations of guppies and killifish in Trinidad. Duties include assisting in monthly censuses of guppy and killifish populations in montane streams and helping to execute experiments in on-site artificial streams. The monthly censuses include long hours in the field and laboratory.Interns will be required to spend a minimum of 3 months in Trinidad, with possibility of extension, and/or promotion to field site manager. There are potential start dates in February 2024 and every month thereafter until November 2024. We will pay a monthly stipend ($700 USD per month for first time interns), cover travel (up to $900 USD), and provide housing.Qualifications: We seek interns who are entertaining the possibility of pursuing graduate studies in some area of ecology and evolution and who wish to gain some additional field research experience before doing so.  Research will take place in semi-remote areas of Trinidad, sometimes under bad weather conditions. Applicants must be able to live and work well with others. Research will involve carrying heavy packs over slippery and steep terrain. Applicants must be in good physical condition and be able to meet the demands of field research under these conditions. Ability to drive a standard transmission vehicle is desirable but not required. Applicants with first-aid/first responder training, skills in automobile maintenance, and construction skills are highly desirable. Please address these skills when applying.Please see our website <https://nam10.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.theguppyproject.weebly.com%2F&data=05%7C01%7Cmiranda.l.davis%40uconn.edu%7Cd7728c3296ef4425c6f808dbbe7bef5f%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C638313211742867856%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C3000%7C%7C%7C&sdata=7pdb7f5qNAWubQq9hnClLfcB9KLdqibUSOKwoLvYwcA%3D&reserved=0> for more information on the project and access to reprints.  Be sure to check out our video menu, which includes a “guppy censuses” as submenu VII.It details the main tasks associated with the internship.Applicants should send a cover letter, CV, and the names and e-mail addresses of three or more professional references to David Reznick (gupy@ucr.edu). At least two of the references should be academics.

STEM Scholarship & Fellowship Deadlines | PathwaysToScience.org

I’m writing to share information about STEM funding opportunities. Many of these scholarships and fellowships have early fall deadlines for funding for the 23/24 academic year, and these early deadlines can catch students off guard!


At the moment, PathwaysToScience.org has over 65 portable scholarships and fellowships posted on the site, all within STEM, including those funded by NSF, NASA, and other federal programs.


Undergraduate scholarships and resources for applying: Summer Research Programs & Scholarships in STEM (Undergrad level) (pathwaystoscience.org)

PhD opportunity: Mechanisms of climatic adaptation in plants

PhD opportunity: Mechanisms of climatic adaptation in plantsAre you interested in the genetic and physiological mechanisms of adaptation, the costs of plasticity, and/or understanding potential maladaptive responses to climate change?The Oakley lab in the Department of Botany and Plant Pathology at Purdue University is recruiting a PhD student for Fall 2024 for an NSF funded project connecting the genotype-phenotype-fitness map for cold acclimation, an adaptive plastic response in seasonally freezing environments. Cold acclimation is common in plants throughout the temperate zones and involves dramatic metabolic and physiological changes in response to cool autumn temperatures which increase winter freezing tolerance. It is energetically costly, particularly in cool but non-freezing environments, and climate change may exacerbate the negative fitness consequences of this cost. This project (in collaboration with the Dilkes lab in Biochemistry at Purdue) is a unique opportunity to investigate the effects of a naturally occurring sequence polymorphism in a key regulatory gene on molecular and organismal phenotypes and fitness in contrasting conditions that mimic the native environments in which the ecotypes evolved. There are many opportunities for new directions building off the main themes of the project. There is a vibrant community of interdisciplinary plant biologists (https://nam10.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fag.purdue.edu%2Fcpb%2Ffaculty%2F&data=05%7C01%7Cmiranda.l.davis%40uconn.edu%7Cf4f5ff32068549165cd708dbb6a77518%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C638304602572265135%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C3000%7C%7C%7C&sdata=VodxKA77qCKo71poqZhtQ6Qw6gdlINTyCIOXIAhMwVc%3D&reserved=0)at Purdue, providing ample opportunity for interaction and collaboration.A BS/BA degree in ecology & evolution, genetics, plant biology, or related field is required (by Spring 2024), as is a strong interest in learning to use transcriptomic and metabolomic tools to answer evolutionary questions. No specific skills are required, but some combination of experience in experimental biology, molecular genetics, plant care, and bioinformatics/quantitative analysis is strongly preferred.If you are interested in applying, please email your CV and a short(1-2 paragraph) email explaining your interest in graduate school in general, and the lab and project in particular. This should be done prior to applying, ideally no later than 4 weeks prior to the application deadline. Applications are due by Nov. 15th, 2023 and do NOT require the GRE. This is a direct admit program (no rotations). Students interested in doing rotations may also apply via the interdisciplinary plant science program (https://nam10.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fag.purdue.edu%2Fcpb%2Fapply-now.html&data=05%7C01%7Cmiranda.l.davis%40uconn.edu%7Cf4f5ff32068549165cd708dbb6a77518%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C638304602572265135%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C3000%7C%7C%7C&sdata=oaBMa8ku3MQdgdIe%2FVYcvj69cXf%2Bs0LlTva%2Fd4%2FncLk%3D&reserved=0).Chris Oakleyoakleyc@purdue.eduhttps://nam10.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fbtny.purdue.edu%2Flabs%2Foakley&data=05%7C01%7Cmiranda.l.davis%40uconn.edu%7Cf4f5ff32068549165cd708dbb6a77518%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C638304602572265135%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C3000%7C%7C%7C&sdata=1LVnlVVb8fF%2FJo0HdIeVBaOVHjHntBX16K1TTq5t4WY%3D&reserved=0“Oakley, Christopher G” <oakleyc@purdue.edu>

Graduate position: UPittsburgh.ExpEvolutionPollution

PhD opportunity in Evolutionary EcologyThe Turcotte Lab of Experimental Evolutionary Ecology at the University of Pittsburgh is looking for a PhD student interested in studying rapid evolution in response to environmental pollution using experimental evolution. The research would utilize our rapid and manipulatable duckweed system allowing for a combination of field, mesocosm, and lab experiments.Please visit the lab webpage for more information:https://nam10.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.martinturcotte.net%2F&data=05%7C01%7Cmiranda.l.davis%40uconn.edu%7Cfbc3ef1b377c442974cb08dbb50e64d8%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C638302845656977072%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C3000%7C%7C%7C&sdata=jBtLdReIKJL1TC2UVFWfMBsenGYj86GapKqFYNWoyVg%3D&reserved=0The Department of Biological Sciences is a dynamic and growing team of enthusiastic researchers and educators. The department also runs the Pymatuning Lab of Ecology, which is equipped with lab space and housing to facilitate field-based research in northwestern Pennsylvania. The City of Pittsburgh is a vibrant and beautiful place to live.  All graduate students in the department are provided with a competitive stipend and benefits for 5 years through a combination of fellowships, TAships, and research assistantships.Prospective students should email me at:    turcotte@pitt.edu with ashort paragraph stating why you are interested in the lab and describe your past research experience. Please include your C.V., any publications, and contact information for a few references.Martin Turcotte, Ph.D.Assistant Professor, Department of Biological Sciences University of Pittsburgh

Graduate position: WilliamAndMary_Virginia.PlantEvolution

MS graduate position in Biology with focus on plant and microbiome genomicsThe Puzey and Dalgleish Labs (https://nam10.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fpuzeylab.weebly.com%2F&data=05%7C01%7Cmiranda.l.davis%40uconn.edu%7Cec86360012a9407f936e08dbb4449e31%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C638301979037400175%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C3000%7C%7C%7C&sdata=Qn21zeOvuLxFFzO4uR0ElIpMvpqgBGi%2F69KfRmWmNoc%3D&reserved=0) are looking for one new M.S. graduate student to begin in Fall 2024. We are looking for students who are passionate about plants, conservation, and genomics.We have a newly funded project studying taro on the islands of French Polynesia. Specifically, using a genomic approach, we are seeking to understand the connection between, taro’s introduction history, population genetics, cultivation practices, and soil microbiome. Experience with Python and/or R is desirable.Please email Josh Puzey (jrpuzey@wm.edu) for additional information.Chartered in 1693, William and Mary (W&M) is the second oldest school in the US and located in historic Williamsburg, VA.  W&M offers a two-year, research-intensive M.S. program where students are supported by teaching assistantships and full tuition waivers. For many students, getting a Master’s degree in two years while earning grants and publications allows them to gain admittance to high-profile Ph.D. programs or take that next career step.Additional information can be found:https://nam10.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.wm.edu%2Fas%2Fbiology%2Fgraduate%2Findex.php&data=05%7C01%7Cmiranda.l.davis%40uconn.edu%7Cec86360012a9407f936e08dbb4449e31%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C638301979037556408%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C3000%7C%7C%7C&sdata=R23CN%2FSyokYTHh7t4Yj31LKtarZzujg5kyoW9FNgXDo%3D&reserved=0The GRE is not required for admission.

Graduate Position: USouthCarolina.PlantEcolEvolGenetics

The Toll lab at the University of South Carolina is recruiting graduate students (master’s or PhD). Students will develop a project on the genetic basis or ecological significance of traits underlying adaptation and speciation in monkeyflowers. Monkeyflowers (*Mimulus*, *Erythranthe*, *Diplacus*) are an ecological genetic model system with a wealth of natural phenotypic, genetic, and ecological (life history, mating system, habitat, etc.) diversity, coupled with genomic tools to address fundamental evolutionary questions. We are currently working on projects about the genetic basis of abiotic and biotic stress tolerance, adaptive divergence and the coexistence of closely related species, and ecological specialization and endemism to harsh and unusual soils.The Department of Biological Sciences at the University of South Carolina has a great ecology and evolution group and a large graduate student community. In addition to our lab, there are many related labs including the labs of Drs. Carrie Wessinger (plant evolution, pollination), Brian Hollis (speciation, evolutionary genetics), and Eric LoPresti (plant-insect ecology and evolution). Columbia is a small city with many parks within the city boundaries and Congaree National Park less than half-hour away, with Charleston, Charlotte, and Greenville also within a couple hours. The cost of living is very reasonable and stipends for graduate students are competitive ($26,000/year for master’s and PhD students).A bachelor’s degree in biology and an interest in plant ecology and evolutionary genetics is required. Previous experience with any of the following is preferred but not required: plant growth, molecular biology lab work, bioinformatics, and field experience. I encourage all interested students to reach out, nomatter your background, GPA in college, or country of residence. We do not require GRE scores for applicants and consider both potential master’s and doctoral students equally. In addition, the graduate school is waiving all graduate application fees this year.

Discover Eden student field courses

We have these exciting options for your students in South Africa, Kenya and Ecuador:


  1. 14-day Marine Biology field course in South Africa
  2. 19-day Big 5 experience in South Africa
  3. 19-day Ecology South Africa course
  4. 16-day Ecology Kenya course
  5. 11-day Ecology Ecuador course


As always, our courses are designed to expose students to a wide range of career options in the conservation sector, with a mix of practical hands-on experiences and interactions with some of the field’s top research and conservation professionals. For more information about who we are and what we do, please see the PDF examples below, or visit https://discovereden.co.za.  As an active publishing researcher, I understand the value of early field experiences in shaping career choices for undergraduate and postgraduate students, and I would appreciate it if you were again able to share these opportunities with your students. If you are interested in discussing a more structured partnership, we are open to that too.


CT DEEP Research Analyst

Research Analyst

Office of the Commissioner

Office of Climate Planning


Recruitment #230605-6855AR-001


The State of ConnecticutDepartment of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP), Office of Climate Planning currently has an opening for a Research Analyst position to support Connecticut’s Climate Action through the planning and implementation of climate mitigation strategies and policy to ensure Connecticut meets its carbon emissions reduction goals across all sectors. Such strategies include, but are not limited to, advancing plans to incentivize the use of zero emission vehicles, increase energy efficiency, decarbonize buildings, and provide a zero-carbon electric supply by 2040. 



The Office of Climate Planning has a collaborative work environment with a team-based approach to most projects. The Research Analyst for climate mitigation strategies will report to the Director of the Office of Climate Planning and work in partnership with the members of the climate planning team and the other programs in the Office of the Commissioner, including the Offices of Environmental Justice, Planning and Program Development, Communications, and Governmental Affairs. The Research Analyst for climate mitigation strategies will coordinate their projects most closely with staff in the agency’s Bureau of Energy and Technology Policy in the Energy Branch and the Bureau of Air Management in the Environmental Quality Branch (see DEEP’s structure and mission).


This position is 40 hours per week, Monday to Friday, with a hybrid work schedule available. 


Additional information can be found in the posting.



Position Details

Full Time | Monday-Friday, 1st shift, 40 hours per week position.

Located in Hartford



Recruitment #230605-6855AR-001

Job posting: summer forestry field technician (Michigan)

Summer forestry field technician (Michigan)

Position description:

Would you like to work on a research project that will result in meaningful changes to the health and management of hardwood forests in the Great Lakes region? The Applied Forest Ecology (Silviculture) Lab in the Department of Forestry at Michigan State University is looking to hire research technicians for the 2023 field season (late May through mid-August). Our lab is currently collecting tree regeneration data following various harvest treatments. This work takes place across 70 northern hardwood forests in Michigan (scattered throughout the northern lower and upper peninsulas) and consists of quantifying tree regeneration density and herbaceous vegetation coverage on these sites. Recent graduates are encouraged to apply (see instructions below in “To Apply”).  Work may be available through the end of 2023.


  • Experience or aptitude for plant identification
  • Familiarity with Google Maps and GPS navigation
  • Interest in forest ecology/silviculture
  • Ability to walk 2-3 miles per day on rough terrain
  • Valid driver’s license with acceptable driving record may be required


Starting wage is $15/hour minimum, commensurate with experience, up to 40 hours per week.  Field housing will be provided free of charge to all crew members, as well as transportation on work days.

Time Frame:

Work would begin in late May, with work available through late-August for current students, or mid-October (or later) for recent graduates.

Working Conditions:

The position will be field based, including some hot and humid weather.  Field conditions may include carrying a less than 30 pound pack and exposure to inclement weather, uneven terrain, insects and allergens.


Field sites are located throughout the Upper Peninsula and northern Lower Peninsula in Michigan.

To Apply: Please include a CV/resume, a brief cover letter outlining your interest in the position and relevant experience as well as your dates of availability, and three professional references to Evan Farinosi at farinosi@msu.edu with MSU Field Technician 2023 in the subject line.


Applications will be considered until the positions have been filled. Applicants are encouraged to apply as early as possible.

Marine Fisheries Research Program Research Assistant

Marine Fisheries Research Program Research Assistant

Category: 12-month, full-time.

May 2023 – April 2024 with possible option to renew.

The Center for Coastal Studies (CCS) Marine Fisheries Research Program is

offering a unique opportunity to join a small but dynamic team as we expand

our community-based collaborative research program. Marine Fisheries

Research (MFR) projects involve cooperative research and education, working

directly with fishermen and shellfish farmers, primarily in the Cape Cod

region. The program fosters collaboration and understanding between

fishermen and scientists by actively seeking out partnerships and providing

a neutral forum for discussion.

The Research Assistant will work full-time (40 hrs/wk) with the MFR Program

Director, scientists at CCS and other partner organizations, as well as

commercial fishermen and shellfish farmers in the Cape Cod region. This is

a new position with potential for growth, opportunities for graduate

student research and authorship of publications. Ample opportunities exist

for program and position expansion, as well as integration with other CCS

programs such as our Marine Debris and Shark Ecology Programs, depending on

the candidate’s skills and interests. The position features flexible hours

(dependent on fieldwork) and a non-traditional work environment.

Responsibilities will include coordinating and participating in fieldwork,

laboratory work, data entry and management, preliminary data exploration

and analysis, and assisting with preparation of reports and peer-reviewed

publications. This position requires an individual to have a bachelor’s

degree in marine science or related field and prior experience working on

the water. The position comes with a comprehensive benefits package and salary

is commensurate with experience.


Working with the Director to coordinate and execute fieldwork on land and

at sea;

Data entry, management and preliminary exploration/analysis, generating

tables and figures for reports and peer-reviewed publications.

Job Requirements:

  • Familiarity with and interest in science and policy related to marine fisheries
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications and R;
  • Ability to work as part of a team and independently;
  • Attention to detail in written and oral communication.


Bachelor’s Degree in marine science or related field.

Physical Requirements &amp; Work Environment:

Able to lift 50 and drag 100 pounds, work outside or at sea for shifts of

up to 12 hours.

Kindly send CV or Resume and Cover Letter to: Employment@coastalstudies.org.

Application Deadline May 19, 2023. No phone calls please.

The Center for Coastal Studies is an Equal Opportunity Employer and

encourages candidates of all backgrounds to apply. Diversity of opinions,

experiences and backgrounds is a key asset.

Invertebrate Community Research Fellowship

Osa Conservation is accepting applications for our  Invertebrate Community

Responses to Experimental Scavenger Exclusion Research Fellowship

at our biological station in Costa Rica’s southern Pacific Ocean.

At Osa Conservation, we reconnect the rainforest, monitor and protect

biodiversity, and work hand-in-hand with the local community to build

climate resilient ecosystems for people and wildlife. Our team works across

Southern Costa Rica, connecting and protecting landscapes and biodiversity

from the ridges of the Talamanca mountain  to the coral reefs of the Golfo

Dulce and the Pacific Ocean.

Broadly, the Movement Ecology Program at Osa Conservation aims to develop

and use novel animal tracking technology to increase our understanding of

the movement ecology of scavenger networks, and the predators which drive

them, in south and central America. It involves the capture and deployment

of tracking equipment on *cathartidae* vultures and large cat species,

taking biological samples and implementing a variety of different surveys

to estimate the density and determine the ecological roles of scavenging


Vultures play a vital role in the rapid decomposition of carrion in healthy

functioning ecosystems, reducing the potential for the spread of diseases,

stabilizing food-webs and assisting in nutrient cycling. However, as

vulture populations are declining globally, there is an urgent need to

understand the implications of their absence on decomposition processes.

This program  aims to address this fundamental issue through provisioning

animal carcasses on the landscape, then experimentally excluding vultures

from the decomposition process. Invertebrate community composition at the

carcass site (point sampling), behavior (mark recapture using fluorescent

dyes), and carcass decomposition rates will be determined. The *Invertebrate

Community Responses to Experimental Scavenger Exclusion Research Fellowship*

will explore this component and trial innovative methods to understand and

document the invertebrate community in relation to carrion removal in

tropical rainforests.

*Fellow activities, training  and experience *

Fellowships are designed to empower and immerse early-career

conservationists in one of the most important neotropical landscapes on

Earth while developing crucial career skills. Come live in a tropical

rainforest and learn, explore and achieve alongside an outstanding

community of conservationists, biologists, media-specialists, educators,

community outreach leaders, and more to fill knowledge gaps and push the

frontier of tropical conservation. This team will provide one-on-one

mentorship, advise on research methods, and equip Fellows with tangible

career skills to solve real-world conservation issues.

*The Invertebrate Research Fellow will: *

   – Test innovative invertebrate sampling methods in a tropical rainforest

   system; including tracking with fluorescent powders and trapping with

   plastic bottle traps for mark-recapture.

   – Perform invertebrate sampling at provisioned carcasses with and

   without scavenger exclusion to build on the current scavenger research.

   – Identify invertebrates collected to the lowest taxonomic-level

   possible (e.g species).

   – Write a report documenting the species observed and their key

   identifiable characteristics and carrion removal rates and prepare results

   for scientific publication.

   – Support Movement Ecology Team in vulture captures and radio tracking.

   – Produce a technical report detailing the invertebrates detected at

   provisioned carcasses.

   – Create a field-guide to aid with future invertebrate identification

   efforts in the region.

   – Generate a voucher specimen library of the invertebrate species

   detected at provisioned carcasses.

   – Contribute to a publication of invertebrate community composition in

   relation to carrion removal.

*In addition to the invertebrate research fellowship and Movement Ecology

Program activities, Field Fellows will interact with and build skills

alongside Osa Conservation’s wide breadth of programs. You will:*

   – Release baby sea turtles, monitor nesting mothers, and relocate

   threatened nests.

   – Plant and monitor native tree restoration efforts.

   – Trial new rewilding techniques for tropical rainforest restoration.

   – Install and organize data from camera traps, acoustic devices and

   citizen science apps for vital wildlife monitoring across the Osa region.

   – Practice regenerative farming techniques to grow sustainable produce.

   – Develop scientific communication skills and learn to produce cutting-edge stories from one of Earth’s greatest wilderness areas.

*Field Fellowship details: *

This field fellowships will span 6 months from May 15 November 15. May 15

is the required start date. Fellows live alongside the team at the Osa

Conservation Campus (OCC), located at the heart of Osa’s tropical

rainforest. The OCC is home to our top-tier biological station, boasting a

research lab and classroom, regenerative farm, arboretum, restoration

experiment, and over 30 km of trails through old-growth and secondary

forests, mangroves, rivers and pristine coastlines.

During your Fellowship, all food and accommodation will be provided and you

will receive a small stipend. Reasonable transportation costs are included

in the fellowship. At the OCC, you will live in the middle of the

rainforest in basic shared-living accommodation. You will be provided with

one cooked meal a day by our campus kitchen (lunch) and groceries to cook

breakfast and dinner in your living quarters.

*Apply to be an Invertebrate Research Fellow now! *

If you are interested in this unique research opportunity to develop your

scientific and conservation career, please send your CV, cover letter and a

1-minute video explaining why you are the perfect person for this tropical

rainforest research experience to hr@osaconservation.org with the email

title Invertebrate Research Fellowship by 31st May 2023. We strongly

encourage candidates from Latin America to apply.

Marine Fisheries Research Program Research Assistant

Please see the job posting below and at https://coastalstudies.org/about/employment/

Marine Fisheries Research Program Research AssistantCategory: 12-month, full-time.

May 2023 – April 2024 with possible option to renew.

The Center for Coastal Studies (CCS) Marine Fisheries Research Program is offering a unique opportunity to join a small but dynamic team as we expand our community-based collaborative research program. Marine Fisheries Research (MFR) projects involve cooperative research and education, working directly with fishermen and shellfish farmers, primarily in the Cape Cod region. The program fosters collaboration and understanding between fishermen and scientists by actively seeking out partnerships and providing a neutral forum for discussion.

The Research Assistant will work full-time (40 hrs/wk) with the MFR Program Director, scientists at CCS and other partner organizations, as well as commercial fishermen and shellfish farmers in the Cape Cod region. This is a new position with potential for growth, opportunities for graduate student research and authorship of publications. Ample opportunities exist for program and position expansion, as well as integration with other CCS programs such as our Marine Debris and Shark Ecology Programs, depending on the candidate’s skills and interests. The position features flexible hours (dependent on fieldwork) and a non-traditional work environment. Responsibilities will include coordinating and participating in fieldwork, laboratory work, data entry and management, preliminary data exploration and analysis, and assisting with preparation of reports and peer-reviewed publications. This position requires an individual to have a bachelor’s degree in marine science or related field and prior experience working on thewater. The position comes with a comprehensive benefits package and salary is commensurate with experience.

Responsibilities:● Working with the Director to coordinate and execute fieldwork on land and at sea;● Data entry, management and preliminary exploration/analysis, generating tables and figures for reports and peer-reviewed publications.

Job Requirements:● Familiarity with and interest in science and policy related to marine fisheries;● Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications and R;● Ability to work as part of a team and independently;● Attention to detail in written and oral communication.

Education:Bachelor’s Degree in marine science or related field.Physical Requirements &amp; Work Environment:Able to lift 50 and drag 100 pounds, work outside or at sea for shifts of up to 12 hours.Kindly send CV or Resume and Cover Letter to: Employment@coastalstudies.org.Application Deadline May 19, 2023. No phone calls please.

The Center for Coastal Studies is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages candidates of all backgrounds to apply. Diversity of opinions, experiences and backgrounds is a key asset.

Summer Field & Lab Technician Job at Harvard Forest

The Harvard Forest invites applications for a full-time, temporary (13 weeks) Summer Field & Lab Technician in measurements of forest and wetland carbon cycling within Jackie Matthes’s Lab at Harvard Forest. Summer research in the Matthes Lab focuses on measuring soils, streams, and trees to characterize the processes that produce and release carbon dioxide and methane and influence the cycling of carbon and other nutrients. The Technician will assist with field data collection and laboratory measurements of soil, leaf, and water nutrient and carbon chemistry at Harvard Forest, and will assist with data organization, documentation, and preliminary data analysis.

See full job ad with details here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1MmsE4mOF3RQPBRYOaFEd0LtXlY3uEmAW/view

Work Environment: The position is based at the Harvard Forest in Petersham, MA. Work within a week will generally be partitioned among 1-2 days of fieldwork, 1-2 days of labwork, and 1 day of computer work. Summer fieldwork at Harvard Forest involves working full days (up to 8 hours) in conditions with heat and humidity and biting insects (mosquitos, flies, ticks). The Lab is a team environment, but the work conducted by this Research Assistant will require regular periods of independence. Please learn more about our Lab here.

Salary and benefits: The position comes with a salary of $20/hour for 40 hours/week over 13 weeks. This position may include shared housing and support for up to $600 for relocation travel to/from Harvard Forest. If the chosen candidate needs to relocate to Petersham, MA for the summer, we will cover up to $600 in relocation travel to/from Harvard Forest, and we will provide shared housing for 13 weeks.

Basic Qualifications: Skills in clear communication; Strong organizational skills for physical samples and digital data; Previous experience working outdoors for full days; Skills in data entry and graphing with spreadsheet software such as Excel; Willingness to learn new field and lab methods while asking questions when needed and identifying mistakes (which are expected, respected, inspected, and corrected in our lab); Some prior coursework at any level in environmental science, ecology, or related fields.

Additional Qualifications (not required): Prior experience processing large numbers of laboratory samples while staying organized; Some experience using R for reproducible data cleaning and analysis; Experience doing quality checking and quality assurance for digital data entry.

Apply by sending PDF bundled cover letter, resume, and contact information for 3 relevant references to hfapps@fas.harvard.edu

Subject line: Summer Field & Lab Technician: Forest and Wetland Carbon Cycling

Application deadline: 4/30/23


The Conservation Biology lab  at WSU Vancouver in collaboration with Pacific University is recruiting 4

full-time field technicians to join our team researching the endangered

Oregon silverspot butterfly on the Oregon Coast. We are conducting a

mark-recapture study to understand butterfly dispersal and survival rates

across a network of coast range meadows, as well as concurrent distance

sampling surveys. Work takes place at Mt.Hebo on the Oregon Coast.


  • Daily butterfly surveys, netting and marking adult butterflies
  • Vegetation sampling
  • Data collection via voice recorder, field notes, and GPS
  • Data entry

Dates: July – September. Must be available through mid-September

Schedule: 40 hours/week. Because we never know what days are going to be

“good” days for butterflies – sunny and calm, the weekly schedule may

change according to weather. We do our best to provide technicians with

two-day weekends, but may shift schedules as needed.

Housing: Shared housing and transportation between housing and field sites

is provided

Qualifications: Main qualifications are enthusiasm, flexibility, and

curiosity! Previous experience netting and handling insects and using

binoculars is a plus, but not required. Applicants must be able to work

outside in the elements for long periods of time.

We welcome applicants of all races, gender identities, religions, sexual

orientations, and ages. We believe having a diverse team that can approach

questions from numerous viewpoints makes us all better scientists.

Please submit applications to the Google Form here:


Applications will be reviewed as received and continue until positions are


If you have any questions, please contact Izzy Bur at isabel.bur@wsu.edu.

Hiring: Summer Research Assistant – Plant Ecology

Location of work: Thunder Basin National Grassland, Bill, WY

Hours of work: 40 hours per week (4 x 10 hour days per week)

Salary: $2660 per month. On-site housing is provided. Three days of PTO and three paid holidays included.

Dates: May 22 – August 17, 2023 (13 weeks; start and end times may be flexible)

Send application materials (cover letter, resume, references, and college transcript) and/or questions to both:

Dave Pellatz

Executive Director

Thunder Basin Grasslands Prairie Ecosystem Association

671 Steinle Rd

Douglas, WY  82633



Lauren Porensky

Research Ecologist

Rangeland Resources Systems Research Unit USDA-ARS

1701 Centre Ave.

Fort Collins, CO 80526 USA



Interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis.


Research assistant for the Thunder Basin Prairie Ecosystem Association (TBGPEA). TBGPEA is a non-profit organization established to provide private landowner leadership in developing a responsible, science-based approach to long-term management of the lands of its members.  Over the last ten years the Association has focused its efforts on developing ecosystem-based conservation measures. These measures are designed to address the habitat needs of species of concern in northeastern Wyoming in balance with the need for sustainable economic and social activities and preservation of cultural values.

TBGPEA is collaborating with the USDA-ARS Rangeland Resources Systems Research Unit (RRSRU) in Fort Collins, Colorado to develop new knowledge about ecological processes in Thunder Basin and apply this knowledge to improved management for production and conservation objectives. The Research Assistant will be supervised by the Board of TBGPEA with input from RRSRU scientists. The Assistant will be responsible for collecting scientific data from field experiments to evaluate how climate, fire, soils, grazing management, and global change affect ecological phases, states, transitions and thresholds in semi-arid rangeland ecosystems. If time permits, the Assistant may help evaluate Association member’s property as part of the Candidate Conservation Agreement with Assurances implementation.


Collects soil and vegetation data and is responsible for quality assurance/quality control of data collected.  Keeps exact, detailed records of experimental data.  Provides data in an appropriate format for incorporation into computer spreadsheets. Makes and records observations of unusual happenings, phenomena or trends that might influence interpretation of plot or field data.

Manages fieldwork program semi-autonomously; takes responsibility for solving problems and adapting to current conditions and events without constant supervision.

Operates, maintains, cleans, repairs and constructs equipment used in plot and field experiments including, but not limited to, vehicles and field equipment.

If time permits, the Assistant may participate in the development of livestock grazing management plans and may also collect ornithological or small mammal data.

Ensures that all safety and environmental concerns are addressed to provide a safe work environment, and that activities in support of research in the Thunder Basin do not pose an environmental threat.


Technical knowledge of plant identification, structure and function of plant communities, and theory and practice of rangeland management, and a familiarity with the methods of biological sciences such as biology, chemistry, botany, etc., in order to participate responsibly in most phases of the experimental process.

Experience with bird and/or small mammal wildlife survey techniques is beneficial.

Ability to do efficient and high-quality work without direct supervision. Ability to proactively solve problems and manage tasks adaptively in order to get the job done on time.

Skill in the use of personal computers to utilize software packages such as: word processing, data entry and manipulation in spreadsheets (e.g., Excel).

Communication skills necessary to follow directions precisely and produce positive interactions with scientists, research personnel, and the general public.

Knowledge of range science, soil science, general biology and ecology.

Practical knowledge of general vehicle maintenance and repair. Knowledge of safe operating procedures when using equipment or vehicles. Knowledge of UTV operation and safety is beneficial.

Practical knowledge of livestock management and nutrition for use in development of livestock grazing management plans.


Personal contacts are broad including TBGPEA members; scientists, technicians and graduate students from other institutions or other federal agencies; action agencies; non-governmental organizations; vendors and contractors; state or local government entities; visitors and the general public.

Personal contacts within the RRSRU involve support and assistance to scientists and support staff. The purpose of personal contacts is to mutually accomplish technical and support work; assist in planning and coordinating work efforts; discuss technical requirements of equipment with manufacturers and resolve problems concerning the work or the peculiar needs of the organization; coordinate help with other research projects; exchange information about research techniques; obtain supplies and equipment.


The work requires standing, walking, bending and lifting of objects weighing as much as 50 pounds.  Certain phases of the work require extended (such as most of a work day) periods of standing or sitting while accomplishing detailed experimental procedures.  Some procedures require stamina and endurance.  Need to have the physical capability to perform required duties without hazard to self or others when working with machinery, cattle, horses, fire or chemicals.


The job is located in a remote part of NE Wyoming. Weekend transportation to and from Fort Collins, CO is available. The work environment is about 85% in the field and 15% in the shop or office.  The work involves regular and recurring moderate risks or discomforts which require special safety precautions, e.g., working outdoors. Throughout the year, the person may encounter belligerent livestock, insects, dust and extremes of weather. The person is required to wear protective clothing (e.g., coats, boots, goggles, gloves, and respirator) as conditions warrant.

Field Technician Aridland Restoration Ecology

The Newingham Aridland Ecology Lab (http://newinghamlab.weebly.com/) is seeking a field technician to assist with aridland ecosystem research. Our lab evaluates the effects of fire, climate change, and invasive species on plant and soil properties, as well as how restoration affects ecosystem recovery. The technician will work on a variety of projects, including climate change effects on post-fire rehabilitation, wind and water erosion post-fire, and reducing fire risk with fuel treatments and restoring native habitat in the Great Basin and Mojave deserts. A large portion of the fieldwork will be in the Mojave in April-May during the potential superbloom. We work closely with universities, state, and federal agencies to address natural resource issues and land management.

Job duties include:

  • Collecting plant and soil data in the field.
  • Data entry and management.
  • Willingness to travel to remote field sites and camp in primitive settings.
  • Ability to work in varied field conditions that may involve: 1) off-road hiking up and down hills, 2) carrying loads up to 30 lbs, and 3) withstanding periods of inclement weather during all seasons.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Education:  Pursuing or attained a BS degree in biology, ecology, natural resources, geology, hydrology, or closely related field.
  • Previous experience with soil and plant sampling in the field.
  • Plant identification skills required; ability to identify Mojave and Great Basin plants preferred.
  • Strong knowledge of field plot establishment, monitoring, and experimental design.
  • Data entry and management skills in Excel and/or R.
  • Experience using GPS and GIS (ArcGIS or QGIS) to locate and establish field plots preferred.
  • Possess a valid driver’s license and experience operating 4WD vehicles.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and in a group.

Employment and Application Information

The candidate will work with the USDA Agricultural Research Service and University of Nevada, Reno, and is based in Reno, NV. The position is available April-October with a preferred start date in mid-April; possibilities exist for continued employment. Pay depends on experience and ranges $17-21/hour. Please send a resume, list of four references, unofficial transcript(s), and a letter detailing your skills, experience, and/or interest to Brian Howard (brian.howard@usda.gov) and Dr. Beth Newingham at beth.newingham@usda.gov. Review of applications will commence immediately and remain open until the position is filled. Please contact us with any questions.

Point Count Technicians – Northern California and Oregon

Point Count Technician Announcement


Klamath Bird Observatory (https://klamathbird.org/) is seeking seasonal field technicians for the 2023

breeding season to complete avian point count surveys from May 1st through July 21st, throughout

the ecologically diverse and beautiful regions of southern Oregon, eastern Oregon, and/or northern

California. Technicians will conduct work related to multiple projects including monitoring effects of conifer forest restoration on species distributions and long-term monitoring in both private and public lands. Surveyors will work in northeastern Oregon conifer forests, eastern Oregon sagebrush habitat, Redwood National and State Parks, and/or Lava Beds National Monument. Applicants should be able to identify a wide variety of western bird species as they may be working in a range of habitats

including coniferous forests, oak woodlands, montane meadows, and shrub-steppe. Primary responsibilities will include conducting multispecies avian point count surveys and vegetation sampling along off-road transects following standard protocols, and associated data entry. Other tasks may be assigned if time permits. Field training on protocol methodology and distance estimation will be provided at the onset of the season. Camping independently, often at undeveloped or dispersed sites, will be required for most work. A small number of sites also require overnight backcountry camping. Experience and comfort with backpacking to sites will be discussed and agreed upon prior

to the field season and is not required for every position. Several field vehicles are available, but in certain cases it may be necessary for surveyors to use a personal vehicle to travel to work sites. If technicians are required to drive their personal vehicle, mileage reimbursement will be provided.


Well-qualified applicants should have at least one full season of avian point count field experience.

Applicants should have a full range of hearing, be in excellent physical condition, and be comfortable working and camping independently. Required qualifications include ability to identify western birds by sight and sound, hike in steep and rugged off-trail conditions, follow standardized field protocols, collect and record meticulous data, communicate effectively, work independently in remote forested areas, work in inclement weather conditions, and tolerate working in areas containing poison oak. Surveyors must possess good map reading, GPS, and orienteering skills and be eager to work long days in the field. Applicants must have a valid driver’s license, clean driving record, and insurance. Technicians must be willing and able to adhere to strict health and safety guidelines during the COVID-19 pandemic throughout the duration of hire. Effective June 21, 2021, and until further notice, KBO will require that all Employees and Student Interns be fully vaccinated for COVID-19, and be able to provide proof of vaccination status.


$1480/bi-weekly, plus reimbursement for mileage at the federal rate if required to drive a personal vehicle. An additional completion bonus of $1000 will be provided at the end of the field season.

To Apply

Send cover letter (including dates of availability and vehicle type), resume, and contact information

for three references in a single PDF document to Tom McLaren (thm@klamathbird.org). Hiring will be ongoing until all positions have been filled. Offers are contingent on the status of the COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent health and safety mandates throughout the field season. Additional employment opportunities and information about Klamath Bird Observatory can be found