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 https://sites.temple.edu/ravi/home/) 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 http://www.temple.edu/geology/ . 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 (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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: http://west.wwu.edu/gradschool/programs/program_details.asp?Program=1018.
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
Department of Environmental Sciences
Huxley College of the Environment
Western Washington University
Deadline to apply to graduate school is February 1, 2015.
FW by Andy Wilson:
Graduate Student Opportunities – Nowlin Lab at Texas State University
The Nowlin Aquatic Ecology Lab at Texas State University
(http://nowlinaquatecollab.wp.txstate.edu/) 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 http://www.bio.txstate.edu/Graduate-Programs/M-S–in-Aquatic-Resources.html and
http://www.bio.txstate.edu/Graduate-Programs/Ph-D–Aquatic-Resources.html for more information).
Those interested in graduate student opportunities in the Nowlin Lab, please contact Dr. Weston H. Nowlin, Associate Professor (email@example.com).
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.
Hi ES Students,
If you want to work with the PA DEP, see below. I know Seth Pelepko, and I can put you in touch with him if you have questions about this internship.
Hi ES students and alums,
See below for some cool summer jobs with GeoCorps. http://rock.geosociety.org/g_corps/index.htm
|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, PA 17325
Info from Duke Marine Lab, including an REU opportunity. See below!
From: Katie Wood [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Thursday, December 11, 2014 12:21 PM
To: Katie Wood
Subject: Updates from the Duke University Marine Laboratory
Here is a fall and summer update from DUML. Please share with any interested students. Wishing everyone a terrific holiday season!
|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.
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: http://dataingenuity.com/eli/index.php?page=job_posting&action=181. Applications are due Monday, January 19th. More info about the Environmental Law Institute can be found at http://www.eli.org.
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.