PhD Graduate Assistantship – Mt. Graham red squirrel settlement cues

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Ph.D. Graduate Assistantship in Wildlife & Fisheries Conservation at the University of Arizona

Artificial middens as a management tool to enhance settlement and survival of endangered Mt. Graham Red Squirrels

Start date as early as July 2016
Application deadline: 1 Mar 2016

Pending final funding decisions, I anticipate the opportunity for a passionate PhD student interested in the ecology and conservation of endangered species, especially mammals, to join my research group in Wildlife and Fisheries Conservation and Management at the University of Arizona. The Mt. Graham Red Squirrel is a federally endangered species that is endemic to a single isolated mountain range in the sky islands of southeastern Arizona. The species builds large piles of conifer cone debris known as middens in which food stores are larderhoarded and remain in use for many generations. These traditional sites appear important to initiate settlement of dispersing animals. The successful graduate student will investigate the importance of middens to settlement through the use of an experimental approach that includes artificial middens created in partnership with agencies and NGOs. Well-developed interpersonal skills, a strong work ethic, and a desire to collaborate with university/agency/NGO scientists and land managers are required for success with this exciting field research.

A Graduate Research Assistantship that provides a monthly salary and tuition remission will be available. More information on benefits for GRAs can be found at: https://grad.arizona.edu/funding/ga/benefits-appointment

Highly qualified and interested students should contact Dr. John L. Koprowski (squirrel@ag.arizona.edu) and provide your CV and a 1 page statement of interest that outlines pertinent experience, general qualifications, GPA, and GRE scores. Previous experience with radiotelemetry, forest management and mammalian ecology in the field, appropriate coursework and academic success as indicated by GPA and GRE scores are considerations in the selection process. After initial review of inquiries, highly qualified students will be encouraged to apply through the formal admission process of the School of Natural Resources & the Environment. Application materials and general information on SNRE and the University of Arizona are available at http://www.snre.arizona.edu/. Learn more about my research group and Mt. Graham Red Squirrels at http://cals.arizona.edu/research/redsquirrel/.

Sincerely,

John L. Koprowski, Professor and Associate Director
School of Natural Resources & the Environment
Wildlife Conservation and Management
N335 Environment & Natural Resources 2
University of Arizona
Tucson, Arizona 85721 USA

Email: squirrel@ag.arizona.edu Phone: (520) 626-5895
Web: http://www.ag.arizona.edu/research/redsquirrel Research Gate: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/John_Koprowski

M.S. Graduate Assistantship – Sonoran tiger salamander movement ecology

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M.S. Graduate Assistantship in Wildlife & Fisheries Conservation at the University of Arizona

Ecology of terrestrial morphs of the endangered Sonoran Tiger Salamander

Start date as early as July 2016
Application deadline: 1 Mar 2016

Pending final funding decisions, I anticipate the opportunity for a passionate MS student interested in the ecology and conservation of endangered species, especially amphibians, to join my research group in Wildlife and Fisheries Conservation and Management at the University of Arizona. The Sonoran Tiger Salamander is a federally endangered species that is endemic to isolated habitat in the scenic and rugged borderlands of southern Arizona and northern Mexico. The species has two adult forms, an aquatic morph and a terrestrial morph. The movement ecology and habitat use of the terrestrial morph outside of breeding ponds are poorly known. The successful graduate student will investigate the movement of terrestrial morphs using radiotelemetry to assess seasonal habitat use and scale of movement of this rare amphibian. Well-developed interpersonal skills, a strong work ethic, and a desire to collaborate with university/agency scientists, land managers and landowners are required for success with this exciting field research.

A Graduate Research Assistantship that provides a monthly salary and tuition remission will be available. More information on benefits for GRAs can be found at: https://grad.arizona.edu/funding/ga/benefits-appointment

Highly qualified and interested students should contact Dr. John L. Koprowski (squirrel@ag.arizona.edu) and provide your CV and a 1 page statement of interest that outlines pertinent experience, general qualifications, GPA, and GRE scores. Previous experience with radiotelemetry and amphibian ecology in the field, appropriate coursework and academic success as indicated by GPA and GRE scores are considerations in the selection process. After initial review of inquiries, highly qualified students will be encouraged to apply through the formal admission process of the School of Natural Resources & the Environment. Application materials and general information on SNRE and the University of Arizona are available at http://www.snre.arizona.edu/. Learn more about my research group at http://cals.arizona.edu/research/redsquirrel/ and about conservation of Sonoran Tiger Salamanders at: http://www.azgfd.gov/w_c/es/sonoran_tiger_salamander.shtml

Sincerely,

John L. Koprowski, Professor and Associate Director
School of Natural Resources & the Environment
Wildlife Conservation and Management
N335 Environment & Natural Resources 2
University of Arizona
Tucson, Arizona 85721 USA

Email: squirrel@ag.arizona.edu Phone: (520) 626-5895
Web: http://www.ag.arizona.edu/research/redsquirrel Research Gate: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/John_Koprowski

entry level GIS jobs at the Census Bureau — deadline Feb 10th!

Check it out! This could be a great entry-level job for ES majors graduating in the spring.

Full-Time Employment Opportunities at U.S. Census Bureau

The Population Division of the U.S. Census Bureau has employment opportunities for qualified graduates in geography and related fields. The application deadline for this posting is February 10, 2016.

We are looking for well-qualified people with advanced training in geographic information systems, population geography or demography, remote sensing/satellite image analysis, and urban geography, among other specialties.

Salaries reflect experience and the level of education completed. All positions require U.S. citizenship.

Employment opportunities are permanent, full-time positions at Census HQ in the Washington, DC, area. Census HQ is located next to a subway station.

Openings for permanent positions offer qualified applicants an opportunity to work on a range of projects, including: analyzing the geographic distribution of population globally and in the U.S.; producing population estimates for other countries and studying their demographic characteristics at various geographic scales; developing image processing and analysis methodologies for high-resolution population mapping; geo-demographic activities using statistical units such as metropolitan areas, counties, states, and their foreign equivalents; and writing analytical reports.

This is an exciting time for the U.S. Census Bureau, and specifically the Population Division. Please forward this email to students, recent graduates, and colleagues who may be interested in working at the Census Bureau. For more information about the agency, including position opportunities, look under "About Us" on our website at Census.gov.

To apply for the openings, please visit USAJOBS no later than February 10, 2016:

www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/428172300

If you or your students have questions about work in Population Division, please contact us:Joshua.Comenetz or James.D.Fitzsimmons.

For specific questions about available positions and ways of applying for them, please contact David Zaslow at David.C.Zaslow or 301-763-6195.

James D. Fitzsimmons, Ph.D.

Joshua Comenetz, Ph.D.

Population Division

U.S. Census Bureau

Great summer opporunity for students

Consider this great on-campus summer opportunity!

Hello Asian Studies and Environmental Studies,

Musselman Library is now recruiting students for our first ever Digital Scholarship Fellowship. This is a 10-week job that includes a $3500 stipend plus campus housing. We hope you will mention this to students who might be interested in this new opportunity!

Briefly: The Digital Scholarship Fellowship is a summer program for undergraduate fellows working on digital scholarship projects. We invite rising sophomores and rising juniors from any major or discipline to apply. Fellows learn digital scholarship skills and apply them to a public-facing, academic, digital project. Applicants may propose their own projects or be matched with a ready-made project involving library collections. Fellows share their learning experience during and after the summer and become mentors for the next group. We have openings for 3 fellows.

More information is available at http://www.gettysburg.edu/library/digital-scholarship/summer-fellows.dot

Applications are due on February 19. We are happy to discuss ideas with applicants before then, so that students can write the best possible application.

Please let me know if you have any questions. You can also feel free to send me names of students if you’d like me to personally encourage them to apply.

Thanks for considering! Have a great day, Janelle

Janelle Wertzberger | Assistant Dean and Director of Scholarly Communications
Gettysburg College | Musselman Library
300 North Washington Street | Gettysburg, PA 17325
Phone: 717-337-7010 | www.gettysburg.edu/library
Facebook: www.facebook.com/MusselmanLibrary

Twitter: @GburgColLibrary

My pronouns are she/her/hers.

2016 Summer REU Program at Virginia Institute of Marine Science

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The REU Site program for Coastal Marine Science at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science (VIMS) invites applicants to apply for a 10 week summer research experience that places 12 undergraduates with faculty mentors. Internships are available in many areas of marine science, including marine biology and ecology; biological, geological, chemical, and physical oceanography; environmental science; fisheries; and resource management. Participants will receive a summer stipend and food allowance. Accommodations in the dorms at the College of William & Mary are provided, as well as transportation between the campuses.

The Virginia Institute of Marine Science, located in Gloucester Point, Virginia, is one of the largest coastal and estuarine science institutions in the world, with more than 65 faculty and a graduate student body of more than 120. VIMS houses state-of-the-art oceanographic instrumentation and analytical facilities, a large fleet of coastal research vessels, a world-class marine science library, and is within close proximity to a variety of habitats ranging from freshwater tributaries to the coastal ocean.

During the summer students will meet every week for a seminar that features a guest speaker discussing topics such as: Scientific Reading, Writing and Peer Review; How to Apply to Graduate School: Tips from the Faculty Who Read the Files; Alternatives to Life in Academia: A Panel Discussion; How to Give an Effective Scientific Presentation; and Ethics in Science. Other group activities include 3 field trips. We traverse the coastal plain environment, from a freshwater system that feeds into the Chesapeake Bay, through the estuary proper and out to the Atlantic Ocean along the shoreface of the Delmarva Peninsula. When we travel to the VIMS Wachapreague Laboratory on Virginia’s Eastern Shore, we spend a full day exploring nearly pristine coastal habitats, including an open coast beach on a barrier island, mud flat, salt marsh, and oyster reef. During a research cruise in the York River estuary aboard the VIMS research vessel Bay Eagle, there will be opportunities to try state-of-the-art oceanographic instrumentation, to pull in a trawl net full of fish and crabs, and to learn a bit about vessel navigation. When we kayak the tidal freshwater reaches of the Chesapeake Bay, expect to see an abundance of wildlife and learn how land-use practices in the watershed affect the local estuary and coastal ocean.

Application deadline is February 10, 2016.

Complete information about the program is available by visiting http://www.vims.edu/education/college/summer_intern/index.php

Specific questions can be directed to Jennifer Dreyer at intern or jcdrey

Thank you,

Jenny Dreyer

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Jennifer Dreyer
Marine Scientist Senior

REU Program Coordinator
Virginia Institute of Marine Science
PO Box 1346 (mailing)

1375 Greate Rd. (shipping)
Gloucester Point, VA 23062
Email: jcdrey
Phone: (804) 684-7903

http://www.vims.edu/people/dreyer_j/

Employment Opportunity: Invasive Plant Survey Technicians (13) in Northern NV

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The Great Basin Institute, in cooperation with the U.S. Forest Service Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest, is recruiting for thirteen (13) Research Associates to perform botanical surveys for invasive and noxious weeds in support of the Forest’s Statewide Noxious Weed Program. As members of GBI’s AmeriCorps program, Technicians will not only enhance the vast public lands of northern and central Nevada, but will also take part in the national service movement. The primary duties for this position include: treating noxious weed populations by hand or through chemical application of herbicides; inventorying wilderness and non-wilderness forest lands for noxious weed populations; and mapping treatment areas and plant populations using a hand-held PDR (personal data recorder) and GPS unit. The majority of this work is conducted using UTV and large 4WD spray rigs (trucks) traveling on remote 4WD roads. A multi-week training session including invasive plant and noxious weed identification, herbicide safety (including applicator certification), technical training with PDRs and associated software, UTV and 4WD operation, and first aid will be provided at the beginning of the field season.

Location:

Openings are available in Northeastern Nevada including Wells/Jarbridge (2) and Elko (2), in central Nevada including Austin (2), Santa Rosa/Winnemucca (2), and Ely (4), and along the eastern Sierras in Carson City/Reno (1).

Timeline:

o 22- and 27-week appointments beginning May 2015

o Ely, Elko, Wells/Jarbridge, Santa Rosa/Winnemucca, Carson/Reno (22 weeks)

o Austin (27 weeks)

Compensation:

Northeastern/central Nevada:

o Living Allowance* = $8,800 (22 weeks) or $11,000 (27 weeks)

o AmeriCorps Education Award** = $2,182.78 (22 weeks) or $2,865.00 (27 weeks)

o Housing option = USFS barracks

Carson/Reno:

o Living Allowance=$8,800

o AmeriCorps Education Award**$2,182.78 (22 weeks)

o Housing option = $75 Weekly housing stipend offered

* Final living allowance amount and AmeriCorps Education Award value are determined by the length of the appointment

**AmeriCorps Education Award may be used for past, present or future education experiences, including payment of qualifying federal student loans. Loan forbearance and accrued interest payment on qualifying student loans is also available.

Qualifications:

Technical requirements:

o The successful candidates will possess knowledge and interest in botany and plant identification – prior experience with invasive plant management, desirable;

o Willingness to utilize chemical herbicide treatment methods, and ability to pass Nevada State Applicator exam;

o Experience utilizing hand-held GPS units and/or PDRs for navigation and/or data collections, along with basic computer skills;

o Ability to carry backpack sprayer or up to 40 pounds in a backpack, and otherwise maintain good physical condition;

o Experience operating 4WD trucks on and off-road, including mountain forest roads;

o Knowledge and experience in operating off highway vehicles, which includes Utility Terrain Vehicles (UTV), and All-Terrain Vehicles (ATV), desirable; and

o Experience with towing and backing-up a trailer, desirable.

Additional requirements:

o Ability to self-direct and self-motivate;

o Possess good organizational skills;

o Tolerant of working in variable weather conditions, willing and able to work outdoors in adverse weather conditions, and able to hike 2-5+ miles daily on uneven terrain;

o Ability to work productively as part of a team to accomplish mutual goals and follow safe working practices;

o Communicate effectively with a diverse public;

o Possess a valid, state-issued drivers license and clean driving record; and

o Meet AmeriCorps eligibility requirements: (1) U.S. citizenship or legal resident alien status, (2) eligible to receive an AmeriCorps Education Award (limit of four in a lifetime, or equivalent of two full-time terms of service), (3) pass National Sex Offender Public Website (NSOPW) and federal criminal background checks, (4) adhere to the rules, regulations and code of conduct as specified in the Member Service Agreement; and (5) will not engage in any prohibited activities as listed in the Member Service Agreement.

How to Apply:

Qualified and interested applicants should forward a cover letter, their résumé, and a list of three professional references to RArecruitment. Please indicate “USFS Noxious Weed” in your email subject line. Please include where you found this position posted. No phone inquiries, please.

We conform to all the laws, statutes, and regulations concerning equal employment opportunities and affirmative action. We strongly encourage women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans to apply to all of our job openings. We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin, age, disability status, Genetic Information & Testing, Family & Medical Leave, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We prohibit Retaliation against individuals who bring forth any complaint, orally or in writing, to the employer or the government, or against any individuals who assist or participate in the investigation of any complaint or otherwise oppose discrimination.

MS and PhD opportunities in ecology at Wright State

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I am seeking one MS student and one PhD student to join my laboratory in the Department of Biological Sciences at Wright State University. The general research focus of my lab is anthropogenic impacts on biogeochemical cycling at the aquatic-terrestrial interface, particularly within wetland ecosystems. Potential research areas include production/export of dissolved organic matter in created and natural wetlands and impacts of artificial lighting at night on carbon and nutrient cycling across aquatic-terrestrial boundaries; however, the focus of the dissertation research is negotiable.

Funding is available through a combination of graduate research and teaching assistantships, and the student may start as early as Fall semester 2016. For the MS, the student will be enrolled in Wright State’s Masters of Science Program in Biological Sciences:
http://science-math.wright.edu/biology/programs/graduate/master-of- science-in-biological-sciences. For the PhD, the student will be enrolled in Wright State’s Interdisciplinary Environmental Sciences PhD program: http://science-math.wright.edu/environmental-sciences-phd.

Qualifications include: Bachelors degree in Biology, Ecology, or related discipline; GRE scores within the last 5 y; minimum GPA of 3.0; minimum IBT TOEFL score of 100 and ability to pass a verbal English test (foreign students only). Preferred qualifications include: Masters degree or equivalent experience (for the PhD student); interest and/or experience in field and laboratory research; strong written and oral communication skills; strong quantitative skills.

If interested, please send (1) a letter of intent describing your research interests and relevant work/educational experience, (2) curriculum vitae or resume, (3) university transcripts, and (4) GRE scores (unofficial copies ok for transcripts and GRE scores) to Dr. Katie Hossler at katie.hossler@wright.edu.