PhD/MS Positions: Landscape responses to fire

FW by Andy Wilson:

PhD/MS Positions: Landscape responses to fire

The Department of Earth and Environmental Science at Temple University seeks motivated students interested in pursing PhD (Geosciences). The research project will investigate the applicability of novel techniques – rare earth element tracers for soil erosion, and LiDAR (Ground-based & Unmanned Aerial Systems) for soil microtopography and vegetation structure – to monitor landscape responses to disturbances (fires). The project will involve a combination of extensive field experiments (in New Mexico) and laboratory analysis. The MS/PhD positions (Fall 2015) will be fully funded through research and teaching assistantships. The student will be advised by Sujith Ravi (Temple University, PA and will work in close collaboration with Joel Sankey (USGS, Southwest Biological Science Center, Flagstaff, AZ) and Junran Li (University of Tulsa, OK). Applicants for PhD program must hold a Master degree or equivalent in geology, earth science or environmental sciences, with strong oral and written communication skills. Experience in geochemical analysis (e.g. ICP-MS) and geostatistics is preferred.

Temple University is a comprehensive public research university located in Philadelphia, PA. Temple University is a dynamic urban university with around 38,000 students and provides one of the nation’s most comprehensive and diverse learning environments. More information about our department is available at . For information on Graduate School application requirements at Temple University:

For more information contact Sujith Ravi, Assistant Professor, Department of Earth & Environmental Sciences, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA (


Western Washington University invites M.S. applicants

FW by Andy Wilson:

Western Washington University invites Master of Science applicants

Western Washington University is seeking a M.S. student for the Department of Environmental Sciences in Huxley College. Research will be conducted on the Kitsap Peninsula and will focus on the restoration of ecosystem processes and functions of a natural estuary and surrounding wetlands of the Puget Sound. Research emphasis will include sediment transport and detritus exchange, water quality assessment, natural vegetation and microbial community response.

Position expectations include field sampling of water, sedimentation, vegetation, and riparian plant roots. Other field sampling duties may include terrestrial insects, benthic invertebrates, fish presence, and small mammal surveys. Using data that were collected pre-and post-culvert removal and bridge construction, statistical analysis and interpretation will be completed. Two years of funding is available via TA-ship and tuition waiver.

Requirements of degree and other information can be found at:

Competitive candidates for this position will have a B.S. degree in environmental science or closely related discipline, proficiency in written and oral communication, and strong GRE scores. Evidence of scholastic success (e.g. previous research experience) is desired.

Interested students should email a brief statement of their research interests, a resume, and GRE scores to:

Jenise M. Bauman
Assistant Professor
Department of Environmental Sciences
Huxley College of the Environment
Western Washington University

Deadline to apply to graduate school is February 1, 2015.

Graduate Student Opportunities – Nowlin Lab at Texas State University

FW by Andy Wilson:

Graduate Student Opportunities – Nowlin Lab at Texas State University

The Nowlin Aquatic Ecology Lab at Texas State University
( is looking for motivated, enthusiastic and talented graduate students to work on several funded projects examining the ecology of spring-associated and groundwater-dependent organisms (fish and invertebrates). Students are expected to exhibit independent thinking, but must be able to operate within a team-based environment that facilitates collaboration.

The Nowlin Lab is in the Department of Biology at Texas State University and has access to excellent facilities on campus and access to a large number of nearby field sites. The Department of Biology contains graduate degree programs in Aquatic Resources (MS and PhD; see–in-Aquatic-Resources.html and–Aquatic-Resources.html for more information).

Those interested in graduate student opportunities in the Nowlin Lab, please contact Dr. Weston H. Nowlin, Associate Professor (
Prospective students should provide the following information when contacting about the positions: a CV, cumulative and subject major GPAs, GRE scores, addresses and emails of 2-3 references, and a brief (~500 word) statement about career goals, scientific interests, and the reasons for wanting to join the Nowlin Lab.

Summer Positions

Hi ES students and alums,

See below for some cool summer jobs with GeoCorps.



GSA Education & Outreach Program Deadlines

GeoCorps™ America – Summer 2015
Application deadline: 3 February
GSA is now accepting applications for paid geoscience opportunities on public lands managed by the National Park Service, the U.S. Forest Service, and the Bureau of Land Management. All levels of geoscientists—students, educators, professionals, retirees, and others—are encouraged to apply. Learn more via the GeoCorps website and Facebook page.

Mosaics in Science – Summer 2015
Application deadline: 3 February
GSA is now accepting applications for paid STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) opportunities in National Parks throughout the United States. The goal of the Mosaics in Science program is to increase the level of diversity among those who seek STEM careers within the National Park Service.

Sarah Principato, Associate Professor

Department of Environmental Studies

Gettysburg College

Gettysburg, PA 17325



Updates from the Duke University Marine Laboratory

Hi everyone,

Info from Duke Marine Lab, including an REU opportunity. See below!



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To: Katie Wood
Subject: Updates from the Duke University Marine Laboratory

Hi all,

Here is a fall and summer update from DUML. Please share with any interested students. Wishing everyone a terrific holiday season!


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Upcoming Deadlines

· Summer REU: Estuarine and Coastal Marine Sciences
REU Deadline: February 15. Please visit the REU Advisors and Projects page for details on individual projects. Program dates: June 1-August 7, 2015.

· Fall Undergraduate Scholarships in Marine Science
Deadline: 25 February.Each year the Marine Lab awards two scholarships for the fall semester to students who identify with a group that is racially/ethnically underrepresented in marine science. Fall Semester dates: August 24 – December 11, 2015. Please check the list of fall courses on our website.

Fall Semester

August 24-December 11, 2015

Fall is an ideal time to study in Beaufort! Take classes and conduct research with world-renowned marine science faculty in an experiential and supportive academic community. Click the links below for details.

Fall Lab Courses

Non Lab Courses

Fall Break Travel Class (half credit)

Summer Term I
May 11- June 12, 2015

Summer Term II
July 6-August 7, 2015

Tuition scholarships are available for summer marine science courses.

The Marine Conservation Summer Institute (MCSI) brings together faculty experts to teach 21st century marine science and conservation from the natural science and social science perspectives. The course provides hands-on, practical training that will prepare students to address global conservation challenges. The 2014 Institute brought together 32 participants from 21 countries! The 2015 MCSI will take place in Summer Term II, July 6- August 7.
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Job Opening for ES Majors

Hi seniors and recent alums,

Gwen Brown ’10 sent in news for a wonderful work opportunity:

“My organization, the Environmental Law Institute, is hiring Research Associates: Applications are due Monday, January 19th. More info about the Environmental Law Institute can be found at

This is the position I’ve held for the last 2 years, so I’d be more than happy to chat with seniors who are interested in applying.”

If interested, be in touch.


Salma Monani
Associate Professor
Environmental Studies
Gettysburg College