Integrative Conservation & Geography Ph.D. program at University of Georgia — now accepting applications!

Exciting opportunity for students with interests in sustainable development, conservation science, and/or governance- See below…

I am please to inform you that the Integrative Conservation & Geography (ICON) Ph.D. program at University of Georgia is now accepting applications for Fall 2018, and there are funded research and teaching positions available for outstanding students.

ICON students gain disciplinary depth in Geography, while also learning to collaborate across natural and social sciences and with various fields of real world practice. Students that choose to join the ICON & Geography program will not only work with UGA Geography faculty, but also with affiliated ICON faculty that span diverse disciplines and areas of knowledge.

Through cohort-based coursework, internships, and collaborative research, students will interact with scholars and professionals engaged in many areas of environmental science, governance, and management. ICON students conduct cutting-edge research on interdisciplinary approaches to environmental conservation.

In the ICON program, “conservation” is broadly conceived as a wide ranging set of issues related to sustainability and the environment (from issues of climate change, to biological conservation, to urbanization, etc.). Many UGA Geography faculty can advise Ph.D. students in this program, and we encourage interested students to communicate directly with those faculty whose interests match theirs in advance of submitting an application.

For specific questions about the ICON & Geography program, please contact Jennifer Rice ( Applications are due December 1st.

Please note, the ICON Ph.D. program is open to students applying to one of four “home departments” including Geography, Anthropology, the Warnell School of Forestry & Natural Resources, and the Odum School of Ecology. Students may choose to apply to which ever home department they prefer.


Multiple summer internship opportunities at WWF (Washington DC)

ES majors/minors: Many posted positions for which our students and graduates will be strong candidates! See below. The application deadline for these internships is March 15th, 2017.

See attached pdf and application instructions and position information linked below:

Monica V. Ogra
Associate Professor
Dept. of Environmental Studies
Gettysburg College
2017 WWF Science Internships[3].pdf

Job Opportunity- Wetland Ecologist

Hi ES students,

See below for a job opportunity from ES alum, Alyse Yeager. Contact Alyse if you have questions!



From: Alyse Yeager []
Sent: Tuesday, January 31, 2017 3:57 PM
To: Sarah Principato
Subject: Job Opportunity- Wetland Ecologist

Hi Sarah!

How is everyone going up in Gettysburg? Freezing your toes off? It’s a sunny 76 degrees down in Houston today!

I wanted to let you know about a job opportunity at my environmental consulting firm, Berg-Oliver Associates. We are looking to hire a wetland ecologist in the spring/summer of this year. If you could please pass this information along to the ES and maybe Biology department students that would be great! If students have questions about the job, please feel free to share my contact information with them.

Thank you!

Alyse Yeager


Berg-Oliver Associates, Inc.

14701 St Mary’s Lane, Suite 400

Houston, TX 77079

Office: 281-589-0531

Cell: 862-432-8300

Berg-Oliver Wetland Ecologist Job Description.pdf

Graduate Research Assistantship (M.S.)-Aquatic Ecology, Murray State University

FW by Andy Wilson


Graduate Research Assistant, Watershed Studies Institute, Murray State University. One full-time position to begin late May 2017. Qualifications: B.S. in biology, ecology, or related discipline. Previous experience with field experiments, stream/riparian ecosystems, amphibians, fish, and/or stream invertebrate ecology highly desirable. Responsibilities: To conduct research on trophic interactions in stream and riparian food webs while completing a M.S. degree in Watershed Science. This project is fully funded, including travel to field sites in Colorado. Salary: $16,500 per year. Other benefits include housing at the Hancock Biological Station (Murray, KY) during the academic year and High Lonesome Ranch (De Beque, CO) during summers. To Apply: Email a letter of application, curriculum vitae including undergraduate GPA and GRE scores, and the names and email addresses of three references to Dr. Howard Whiteman (hwhiteman). Deadline: February 15, 2017 or until the position is filled. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Murray State University is an equal education and employment opportunity, M/F/D, AA employer.

Grad Research Assistantships in the Env Sciences, Plymouth State University (NH)

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The Center for the Environment (CFE) at Plymouth State University (PSU) in NH is inviting applications for graduate research assistantships in the environmental sciences. CFE supports environmental research across multiple departments and disciplines.

Students often collaborate with interdisciplinary teams of faculty, students, and scientists from other academic, governmental, and non- governmental organizations including organizations such as Hubbard Brook Experimental Forest, White Mountain National Forest, NH Department of Environmental Services, Appalachian Mountain Club, and multiple lake associations.

Current research areas of interest include:
– Issues in Lake Management
– Environmental Aesthetics
– Resilience and Adaptation to Climate Change
– Human Impacts on Biodiversity

The participating degree programs include Departments of Environmental Science & Policy (ESP), Biological Sciences (BIO), and Atmospheric Science & Chemistry (ASC). Applications should be submitted to PSU�s Graduate Studies. The GRA stipend and tuition support are supported through CFE but the MS degree resides in and is managed by the respective department. The student�s academic advisor must be CFE Affiliated Faculty in order to apply for the GRA.

For more information about the MS in Environmental Science & Policy, please contact Program Coordinator, Shannon Rogers For more information about the MS in Biology, please contact Program Coordinator, Heather Doherty For more information about the MS in Applied Meteorology, please contact Program Coordinator, Eric Hoffman