ECOLOG-L Undergraduate Internship at Field Station in NE PA

FW by Andy Wilson


The Lacawac Sanctuary is a non-profit biological field station, 545-acre nature preserve, and environmental education center located in NE Pennsylvania. Founded in 1966, the Lacawac Sanctuary has a long history of supporting ecological research, providing public access to preserved natural lands, and providing innovative environmental education programs. Due to its pristine, protected nature Lake Lacawac serves as “living laboratory,” thereby providing a baseline for ecological study.

The Lacawac Sanctuary and Biological Field Station seeks an undergraduate intern for Summer 2017. The student will work with the Director of Research and Education on various Pocono lake monitoring projects and assist with outreach activities. They will spend considerable time conducting field work, completing laboratory analysis, and communicating science with the public via public programs.

A modest stipend and free housing is available at the Lacawac Sanctuary for the duration of the internship. A commitment of 20-30 hours per week is expected. Previous research experience is not required, but the strongest applicants will have experience and interest conducing environmental field and lab work, handling data, and communicating science with the public.

Submit letter of interest, CV, unofficial transcripts, application packet, and at least one letter of recommendation to Dr. Sarah Princiotta (sarah.princiotta). More information and application packet can be found at Review of applications will begin on February 28, 2017.

UNIVERSITY OF DELAWARE Summer REU Program in Marine Science 2017

Dear Department Chairs/Deans/Professors/Academic and Research Advisors/Career Centers:

I am writing to ask for your assistance in forwarding this message to your students regarding summer research opportunities for undergraduates for Summer 2017. Applications are now being accepted for the Summer REU Program in Marine Science at the University of Delaware, an NSF-Funded Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program.

Interns will work with faculty in a research-intensive setting on a research topic in chemical, physical, or biological oceanography, marine biology or marine geology. In addition to hands-on research experience, student support includes a $5,600 stipend, campus housing, and travel assistance.

Supported by a grant from the National Science Foundation’s Division of Ocean Sciences, this REU program supports ten undergraduate students to conduct research in marine science. The program will take place at the University of Delaware’s Hugh R. Sharp campus in the resort community of Lewes, located on the shores of the Delaware Bay and Atlantic Ocean near Cape Henlopen State Park.

More information and the application can be found on our website. You may also be interested to hear directly from former one of our field trips from last summer.

For more information, please contact:

Joanna York

Director, UD REU program in Marine Science



ECOLOG-L Amphibian Research Field Technicians Needed

Good tech job opportunity for recent grads!!
FW by Andy Wilson

The U.S. Geological Survey’s Amphibian Research and Monitoring Initiative Northeast program will be hiring 2-4 student
contractors/field technicians in 2017. Technicians will be hired for the spring & summer period (early March through July 2017). Technicians may have the possibility of extension for work during the 2017 fall field season (September through October) dependent on availability of funding.

These technicians will conduct amphibian surveys in Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia, New Jersey and the District of Columbia. The technicians will work on a team that surveys for amphibians within National Parks and National Wildlife Refuges in the Mid-Atlantic region, including work in the mountains of Shenandoah National Park. Surveys will include wetland-associated amphibians as well as stream salamander and terrestrial salamander populations. Field work involves identifying, catching, measuring, and marking amphibians, as well as collecting water quality and environmental data. The students will be required to conduct field surveys using techniques including visual encounter surveys, dip netting, stream transect searches, temporary removal sampling, and conducting a mark-recapture study using visual implant elastomer. All fieldwork will be conducted as part of teams of 2-4 people, so a demonstrated ability and desire to work effectively with a group is imperative. Additional assistance conducting surveys involving the federally endangered Shenandoah salamander and experiments with captive amphibian populations may also be required.

The position requires completion of academic coursework related to wildlife biology. Previous field experience with amphibians common in the Northeast US is highly recommended. The position requires the use of GPS units, digital cameras, and computer software for data entry and presentation (e.g. Microsoft Excel, Access). Technicians may also be asked to mark amphibians with injectable florescent elastomer and take voucher specimens related to amphibian disease studies. Most of the work is outdoors, sometimes under harsh or hot conditions or in rain/snow.

Technicians must be in good physical condition, as the job requires long hours in the field (including some night-time surveys) and hiking with up to 25 pounds of equipment for extended periods of time on rocky, steep terrain. The technicians must be willing to go on overnight field trips to Shenandoah National Park, VA, and other parks throughout the northeastern US, which will typically last 4-12 days at a time. Accommodations for overnight field work will be provided.

Technicians must be able to work at least 40 hours per week. Technicians are responsible for all costs of transportation to and from Patuxent. Government vehicles will be provided for all field work initiated from Patuxent. Housing costs are not included, but some housing may be available at the Patuxent Wildlife Research Center; please contact Andrew Dietrich if you have questions. Every attempt will be made to assist technicians in finding affordable housing in the area. Approximate wages are $13-16/hour; overtime pay is not provided.

Only applicants who are current or recent students (graduated within 12 months of the position’s start date) are eligible for these student contractor positions. Foreign students are not eligible for these positions.

Principal Duty Station:
USGS Patuxent Wildlife Research Center
12100 Beech Forest Road
Laurel, Maryland 20708-4038

To apply, send the following to Andrew Dietrich at the above address or via email (; preferred) by January 9th, 2017:

1) Letter of intent (please specify when you will be able to start working)
2) Resume, including previous field experience, list of relevant course- work, contact information, and two or three reference contacts 3) One piece of evidence of current or recent (within past 12 months) enrollment in degree-seeking program (e.g., unofficial transcript, enrollment verification, or a current registration card; transcripts are preferred). Candidates who graduated prior to May 2016 are ineligible.

If you have questions, feel free to contact Andrew at 301-497-5842.

Program Coordinator: Evan H. Campbell Grant, PhD
NE Amphibian Research and Monitoring Initiative: USGS Patuxent Wildlife Research Center
Conte Anadromous Fish Laboratory, 1 Migratory Way, Turners Falls MA 01376
phone: 413.863.3823 fax: 413-863-9810

Urban Water Innovation Network Undergraduate Research Program – Summer 2017

Hi ES students,

Another REU opportunity—see below and attachment.



From: Aude Lochet []
Sent: Monday, December 05, 2016 2:17 PM
Subject: Urban Water Innovation Network Undergraduate Research Program – Summer 2017

Greetings from the Urban Water Innovation Network (UWIN)!

We are pleased to offer our second Undergraduate Research Program (URP) for the summer of 2017. Students will be given the opportunity to perform cutting edge, transdisciplinary research of immediate relevance to people in urban areas. Students with different research interests in urban water sustainability – social sciences, natural sciences, engineering – will be placed with a team of mentors at institutions in urban areas across the nation. See:

Your help in sharing this information with students interested in doing independent research in our unique setting would be very much appreciated. Program details follow. Our flyer is attached for posting.

Thank you.

Aude Lochet, Ph.D.

UWIN Undergraduate Research Program coordinator


Sustainable Urban Water Transdisciplinary Research Program for Undergraduates

Engaging Undergraduates in Transitioning Toward Sustainable Urban Water Systems

Students will join the Urban Water Innovation Network community for 9 weeks in summer 2017 to:

· Complete an independent, guided research project, working closely with mentor scientists, other students and the broader UWIN team

· Attend a 3 day kick-off and a 3 day wrap-up meetings at Colorado State University

· Participate in skill building workshops and seminars

· Attend a Virtual Forum on Opportunities in Urban Water Research and Management

· Give a poster presentation in a final Urban Water Sustainability Research Symposium

The program fosters reflection and builds self confidence and skills. To complement their mentored research, students interact in person and/or virtually, give and receive feedback and support, and participate in a rich assortment of enrichment activities, workshops and seminars in research and urban water sustainability.

Projects for 2017:

· Variation in Vegetation’s Influence on Urban Climate (University of California Riverside, Oregon State University, University of Arizona, UMBC)

· Evaluating Options for Management of Urban Flood Hazards (UMBC, University of Arizona, University of Georgia)

· Microclimates and Human Activity Patterns Near Urban Surface Water: A Case Study of Tempe Town Lake, Arizona (Arizona State University)

· Water Resouces and Heat Emergencies (Arizona State University)

· Natural Solutions for Urban Watershed Sustainability (Brooklyn College CUNY)

· Visualizing Urban Water Sustainability Indicators within a Video Game for Collecting Water Management Ideas from Gamers (Colorado State University)

· Non-Darcian Flow Regimes in the Biscayne Aquifer of Southeast Florida (Florida International University)

· Water Affordability Case Studies (Michigan State University)

· Transitions to Socially Equitable and Environmentally Just Sustainable Urban Water Systems (Northeastern University)

· Characterizing the Urban Energy Water Nexus through Modeling and Data Analysis (Princeton University)

· System-of-Systems Analysis of Water Infrastructure Resilience under Climate Change Impacts (Texas A&M University)

Dates: May 31 to August 2, 2017 (9 weeks)

Eligibility: Undergraduate freshmen, sophomores, juniors or first semester seniors. Must be citizens or permanent residents of the U.S. or its possessions.

Support: $4,500 stipend, room and board on-campus or in nearby housing, travel allowance up to $900.

The program starts and ends at Colorado State University in Fort Collins CO.

To apply: See our website at: Online application only.

Applications must be submitted by February 10, 2017.

For more information, contact:

Aude Lochet

Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies
PO Box AB, 2801 Sharon Turnpike, Millbrook, NY 12545

(845) 677-7600 x 326
Fax: (845) 677-5976
E-mail: locheta


Aude Lochet

Undergraduate Research Program Coordinator

Cary Institute’s Research Experiences for Undergraduates Program

Sustainable Urban Water Transdisciplinary Research Program (UWIN)

Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies

2801 Sharon Turnpike


Millbrook, NY 12545

Phone: (845) 677 7600 (ext. 326)

Fax: (845) 677 5976

Email: locheta



2017 UWIN URP flyer.pdf

Ohio State MS Student recruitment – Ecosystem Restoration

FW by Andy Wilson

The School of Environment and Natural Resources (SENR) at The Ohio State University currently offers MS and PhD programs with a specialization in Ecological Restoration. Our faculty have expertise in terrestrial vegetation ecology, soil remediation and rehabilitation, forestry, wildland fire management, wetland science and the environmental social sciences. Fully funded positions are advertised when available but SENR applicants are also able to apply for Graduate Teaching Associate positions and Fellowships.
Such awards provide a stipend, generous health benefits and cover tuition and fee costs (

The following faculty welcome enquiries from students interested in Ecosystem Restoration: Nick Basta, G. Matt Davies, Charles Goebel, Brian Slater:
1. Holistic rehabilitation and restoration of contaminated, brownfield and urban sites (Basta) 2. Controls on reproductive effort in woodland pawpaw stands (Davies) 3. The ecological structure, function and restoration of agricultural field margins (Davies) 4. The use of fire as a management and restoration tool (Davies, Goebel) 5. Function and restoration of wooded riparian areas in agricultural landscapes (Goebel) 6. Hydrology and ecology of headwater streams and riparian areas in forested landscapes (Goebel) 7. Soil resilience in agricultural systems (Slater)

We particularly welcome applications from U.S. citizen candidates who will bring diversity to our graduate community. Graduate Enrichment Fellowships are available to support such students. Candidates should meet the following criteria:
* GPA – minimum 3.1 on a 4.0 scale
* GRE – 40% or higher on the Verbal and Quantitative and a score of 3 or greater on the Analytical

For the University Fellowships you should meet the following criteria (successful applicants are likely to have higher metrics and some research or professional experience): * GPA – minimum 3.6 on a 4.0 scale
* GRE – 75% or higher on the Verbal and Quantitative and a score of 4 or greater on the Analytical

Application process
Potential applicants should first consult the School’s directory and contact the faculty member relevant to their interests: When enquiring please include a brief (1-2 page) C.V. and state your GPA and GRE (if available) scores.
Please indicate which fellowship scheme you are interested in being considered for.

Deadline for application: January 7th 2017 (earlier preferred)

graduate research opportunity in CO

Hi seniors and alums,

This Masters program looks cool:

The University of Colorado Boulder is accepting applications for the >Masters of the Environment (MENV) professional graduate program, with >specializations in Policy & Management, Renewable & Sustainable Energy, >Social & Environmental Entrepreneurship, Sustainable Food Systems, >Sustainability Planning & Management. The priority deadline for >applications is December 15, 2016 with rolling admissions until May 1, >2017.
>Fall 2017 MENV Priority Deadline:

>Domestic Applicants: Thursday, December 15, 2016

>*All applicants who apply by the priority deadline will automatically be >considered for scholarships of up to $10,000.
>The Masters of the Environment (MENV) graduate program at CU Boulder >prepares students for a variety of careers in the environment, energy, >natural resources, and sustainability. Graduates of our program will be >prepared to take leadership roles in industries and institutions across >the public, private, and non-profit sectors, both here in the U.S. and >abroad. For more information about our innovative approach to graduate >education, please visit
> You can also find >more information in a recently-published
>articleessionals-pivot-careers-environmental-directions> in CU Boulder Today. >
>If you have any questions about admissions, academics, or student life at >the University of Colorado Boulder, please don’t hesitate to contact us. >We would be happy to schedule a call or in-person visit with you. Contact >Myles Maland, External Relations Manager, at
>>. >
>All the best,
>Myles Maland
>External Relations Manager
>Masters of the Environment
>University of Colorado Boulder
>Boulder, Colorado 80309
>C 720 635 6101

CLM Internship Program is now accepting applications for paid internships!

FW by Andy Wilson

The Conservation and Land Management Internship Program is now accepting applications for 2017! Apply online at

Each year, the Conservation and Land Management Internship Program places 100-120
college graduates in five-month paid internships to assist biologists with our federal (BLM,
NPS, FWS, FS, USGS and others) and non-profit partners. Each internship is unique and
may focus on botany, wildlife, or a combination of the two. The majority of our internships
have a heavy emphasis on botany. Interns assist in a wide variety of projects depending on
the needs of their field office. Examples of projects include: collecting seed for restoration
and conservation purposes, performing surveys for threatened and endangered species
and habitats, and collecting data on species reintroduction and habitat management
experiments. Applicants with strong botany experience are especially encouraged to apply!

Benefits of the CLM Internship Program are numerous. As a CLM intern, you will receive a
stipend paid every two weeks totaling $13,500 over 5 months and will attend an all-
expenses paid week-long training workshop at the Chicago Botanic Garden. In addition, the CLM Internship Program provides opportunities to make connections in various
governmental and non-profit organizations, to learn what it’s like to work at a federal agency, to explore your career goals and expand your resume.
Applications are due January 15th but we encourage applicants to apply soon as we review
applications on a rolling basis – the sooner your application is complete, the sooner we can review your files and consider you for available positions!

For more information and to apply online, please visit: