Masters fellowship opportunity

Dear seniors and alums,

See below for a really interesting sounding fellowship possibility; and hope winter break is a good break for all.


Salma Monani | Associate Professor
Environmental Studies Department I Gettysburg College
300 N. Washington Street, Gettysburg, PA 17325
Rachel Carson Fellow | 2015-2016 (Munich, Germany)

Date: Thu, 22 Dec 2016 03:13:18 +0000
From: Environment-Dukekunshan > Subject: Fellowship for Environmental Studies at Duke Kunshan

Dear friends,

Duke Kunshan University is now accepting applications for the new international Master of Environmental Policy (iMEP) degree. The iMEP program is a two-year degree offered jointly by Duke’s Sanford School of Public Policy and Nicholas School of the Environment. Students will study core courses in both environmental management and public policy at Duke Kunshan University (China) and Duke University (United States). We would really appreciate it if you could share this information with people who might be interested.

Combining a world-class faculty, a cutting-edge research center, a multi-culture experience and an innovative curriculum, the Master of Environmental Policy Program prepares students for unparalleled career opportunities. Students of the iMEP program emerge with the skills they need to forge evidence-based environmental policy solutions in the public and private sectors. They will have access to a host of resources including research opportunities at the Environmental Research Center, career coaches, workshops, webinars, career fairs, library resources and proprietary job databases. Students will also have the opportunity to be paired with career advisors who are there to share first-hand experiences and offer personalized advice to help them hone professional skills.

Applications received before the priority deadline (January 15th, 2017) will be considered for a merit-based fellowship. iMEP program has received a donation from Bay Environmental Technology (Beijing) Corp (Bayeco) to establish the Bayeco Environment Fellowship. The fellowship will be allocated to attract more talents with global vision and focus towards environmental challenges to enroll and study at the iMEP program.
Duke Kunshan University is a Sino-American partnership between Duke University, Wuhan University and the City of Kunshan. Located in Kunshan, 19 minutes train ride from Shanghai – this dynamic, innovative and global institution offers a range of academic programs for students from China and around the world.
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For other queries, please contact (Ms) Wanyong Ge at


National Ecological Observatory Network 2017 internships, Feb 10 deadline

Fw by Andy Wilson


?Application Deadline
February 10, 2017

NEON is accepting applications for a variety of research internships for undergraduates in summer 2017. Applications are due February 10th.

From helping to design sensor assemblies to testing sampling protocols and analyzing data, interns work alongside staff mentors and explore career options in weekly professional development seminars and networking events with interns from other scientific programs based in Boulder, CO.

* During this 11-week paid summer program, interns work 40 hours a week earning a competitive wage. * Furnished apartments are provided at no cost to interns.
* Round-trip airfare from anywhere within the U.S. and Puerto Rico and a regional bus pass that meets most local transportation needs are provided. * Internship program dates: 22 May – 4 August 2017

2017 Intern Project Areas

* Aquatic Ecology
* Quantitative Ecology
* Remote Sensing
* Field Ecology & Beetle Taxonomy
* Ecology & Remote Sensing (Foliar Chemistry)

Follow this link for application instructions:

NPS Seasonal Biological Technician Job – Closes December 27

​​Sent by Paul Di Salvo ’13, ES grad


Biological Science Technician GS-0404-05


3 vacancies in the following location: Yankton, SD

Work Schedule is Full Time – Temporary NTE 1039 Hours

Opened Monday 12/19/2016

Closes Tuesday 12/27/2016

Salary Range: $15.49 to $15.49 / Per Hour

Series & Grade: GS-0404-05/05

Job Overview


Experience your America and build a fulfilling career by joining the National Park Service. Become a part of our mission to unite our past, our cultures and our special places, to establish important connections to the present and build a rich and lasting legacy for future generations. For more information on the National Park Service, click:

This is a temporary seasonal full time position, not to exceed 1039 hours, duty stationed at Missouri National Recreational River, Yankton, SD.

The primary work schedule for this temporary seasonal position will be full time, however due to, special projects, and/or special events, this position may be changed to a part-time or intermittent schedule during short periods of employment at the agency’s discretion.

Who May Apply: All U. S. Citizens

Area Information: The Missouri National Recreational River is made up of two free- flowing segments totaling 98 miles that still exhibit the river conditions and adjacent natural landscapes encountered by the Lewis & Clark Expedition. The employee will be stationed at the Missouri National Recreational River headquarters located in Yankton, South Dakota. Yankton has a population of 14,000 situated in southeast South Dakota. Schools, medical facilities and shopping facilities are located in Yankton. Recreational amenities include hiking, hunting, fishing, and boating at the famed Lewis & Clark Recreation Area. Rental housing is available. Summers are generally hot and humid, and spring and autumn are mild with moderate temperatures.

Number of Vacancies: Up to three (3) positions will be filled from this job opportunity announcement.

If required, additional vacancies for the same position title, series, and grade may be filled from this announcement within 90 days after the closeout.

Anticipated entrance on duty date: April 2017


The selectee assists in conducting surveys and research on a variety of plants and animals, some of which are exotic or rare, threatened and/or endangered. The selectee will make field observations of natural resource conditions and assist in the preparation of resource inventories and management plans. The selectee will utilize resource management equipment (e.g., 4-wheel drive vehicles, motor boat, canoe, digital camera, Global Positioning System and Geographic Information System technology) and computer software programs to enter and summarize field data in concise graphic and written form. Much of the field work will be accomplished from canoe/kayak and competence in the use of 4-wheel drive vehicles and canoeing is valuable. Field work includes exposure to extreme weather conditions, poisonous plants, biting insects, and wild animals. Additional duties include routine maintenance on grounds owned by the National Park Service.


All qualifications must be met by the closing date of this announcement Tuesday, December 27, 2016. Qualifying experience may be obtained in the private or public sectors. Additional information on the qualification requirements is outlined in the OPM Qualification Standards Handbook of General Schedule Positions. It is available for review on OPM’s website at

To qualify for this position, you must possess the basic qualifying specialized experience and/or education listed below as well as the selective factors as described in the occupational/assessment questionnaire.

Applicants must meet the following basic qualifications.

For GS-05

Experience: GS-5 requires one year of related specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-04 level. Specialized Experience is experience related to the work of the position. The specialized experience is normally work performed in a controlled environment. Examples of qualifying specialized experience include: Utilizing various techniques to gather biological samples; identifying, measuring, or counting organisms or the environment, and recording the date; or performing a variety of behavioral or measured data collection activities in support of field resource management projects. Research activity or control program work; nursery work that required the growing and maintenance of plants in a controlled environment; work comparable to that with a large dairy farm where production records, animal environment, and sanitary conditions were kept in accordance with modern dairy practice. Farming experience that was not performed in a controlled environment, or experience as a laborer who was not responsible for planning and scheduling his/her own work, but only performed assigned tasks, would not qualify as specialized experience. Full time work experience is defined as 40 hours per week for 12 months. Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g. Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

OR Education: A 4-year course of study above high school leading to a bachelor’s degree with 24 semester hours of related course work. Related course work includes scientific or technical courses such as biology, chemistry, statistics, entomology, animal husbandry, botany, physics, agriculture, or mathematics. At least six (6) semester hours of courses must be directly related to this position

OR a combination: A combination of experience and education is also qualifying, a percentage of experience and a percentage of education as described above and when the two percentages are added together they total 100%.

**If using education to qualify you must submit a copy of your college transcripts.** Education cannot be credited without copies of transcripts. You can receive credit for education received outside the United States if you provide evidence that it is comparable to an accredited education institution in the United States when you apply.

Your application contains information subject to the Privacy Act (P.L. 93-579, 5 USC 552a). The information is used to determine qualifications for employment and is authorized under Title 5, USC, Section 3302 and 3361.

Physical demands: This position requires the ability to lift up to 50 lbs to perform certain work tasks, such as carrying packs and equipment.

Work environment: Work is performed inside and outside. Outside work exposes the employee to inclement weather, which includes, heat, cold, rain, and wind. Worker is subject to cuts, abrasions, and insect bites.

Driver’s license: You may be required to operate a government (or private) motor vehicle as part of your official duties. You may be required to sign an affidavit certifying to your possession of a valid State issued driver’s license that is current and has not been revoked, suspended, canceled, or otherwise disqualified in any way to prohibit your operation of a motor vehicle. You will also submit a photocopy of your valid State issued driver’s license prior to your first official motor vehicle operation, and again every year or more frequently if management determines such need exists. Lastly, you may be required to submit (within a State sealed envelope or submitted directly by the State authorities), and at your own expense, all certified driving records from all States that discloses all valid driver’s licenses, whether current or past, possessed by you. Please indicate in your application whether you possess a valid State driver’s license.

All federal employees are required by PL 104-134 to have federal payments made by direct deposit.

Male applicants born after 12-31-1959 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service (see

Security Clearance: Not Applicable

Coastal Resources Management and MS Biology Recruitment

Hi ES students,

Here is an example of a MS Program that some of you might be interested in applying to in the future (or now if you are a senior or alum). See attachment for details.

I hope that you all have a wonderful winter break!



From: Hochard, Jacob P [mailto:HOCHARDJ15@ECU.EDU]
Sent: Thursday, December 15, 2016 11:21 AM
To: Sarah Principato
Subject: RE: PhD Coastal Resources Management and MS Biology Recruitment

I also wanted to mention we have funds for a MS Biology student to work on this project. I have attached the recruitment, which might be of interest to Gettysburg ES majors (especially those with training in GIS and/or hydrological or biogeochemical processes).

Enjoy the holidays!


From: Hochard, Jacob P [mailto:HOCHARDJ15]
Sent: Wednesday, December 07, 2016 2:17 PM
To: cadigan; Brendan Cushing-Daniels; stillwaggon; Charles Weise; Rimvydas Baltaduonis; Rud Platt; Randall Wilson; Sarah Principato; Monica Ogra
Subject: PhD Coastal Resources Management and MS Biology Recruitment

Dear Gettysburg ES and Economics Colleagues,

I would be grateful if you would share the attached PhD recruitment with your students. The ideal applicant will have training in econometric techniques and GIS analysis. The graduate student will have an opportunity to earn a MS economics along the way to a PhD Coastal Resources Management.

Best wishes,


Jacob Hochard

Assistant Professor, Department of Economics

Assistant Research Scientist, Institute for Coastal Science and Policy (ICSP)

Brewster A-426 / Flanagan 389

East Carolina University

ECU_Biology MS Recruitment.pdf

internship opportunities

Hi everyone,

Check out for some really cool summer internship opportunities. Due in early February (2/6/17), so time to check out the full list over break

Hope you all have a wonderful winter break!



Sarah Principato, Professor

Department of Environmental Studies

Gettysburg College

Gettysburg, PA 17325



MS positions Ecosystem Restoration – Ohio State

FW 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 and cover tuition and fee costs ( A number of faculty are currently interested in receiving applications from potential graduate students with qualifications that match the requirements of the GTA and Fellowship programs.

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. Management and restoration of sagebrush-steppe ecosystems (Davies) 4. Mineland reclamation (Davies) 5. The use of fire as a management and restoration tool (Davies, Goebel) 6. Function and restoration of wooded riparian areas in agricultural landscapes (Goebel) 7. Hydrology and ecology of headwater streams and riparian areas in forested landscapes (Goebel) 8. 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)

Multiple graduate assistantships available – fire history, Northern Rockies

Fw by Andy Wilson
Overview: We are seeking enthusiastic and curious graduate students to join a new
research project studying the causes and consequences of wildfire activity in Rocky
Mountain subalpine forests over the past 2500 years. Two PhD (4-yr) and two MS (2- yr) positions are available for this highly collaborative project involving
field work in subalpine forests in Montana and Colorado, analysis of lake-sediment cores, and ecosystem modeling.

Students will be based at one of four institutions: Univ. of Montana, Univ. of Idaho, Univ. of Wyoming, or Kansas State Univ. Potential research projects will focus on vegetation and fire history in the Northern Rockies, synthesizing existing paleorecords in the Southern Rockies, developing paleoclimate records, developing biogeochemical proxies from new and existing records, and ecosystem modeling. Prior experience in these topics is not required.

BS or BA, or MS (preferred, for PhD students) degree in ecology, biology, Earth sciences, geography, geology, or related field. Field work experience; experience working in remote settings is an asset.
Research experience including quant. analysis; computer prog. in Matlab or R is an asset. Strong verbal and written communication skills; publication record is an asset

To apply: Interested students should contact Dr. Philip Higuera
( for further information. Please include (1) a brief
description of your research interests and relevant experience, and (2) a resume or
CV that includes your undergraduate/graduate GPA and GRE scores (with percentiles).

Potential advisors
include Dr. Higuera, Dr. Tara Hudiburg (, Dr. Kendra McLauchlan (, and Dr.
Bryan Shuman ( Further steps will include applying to the graduate school at the relevant
university, as soon as January 2017. Successful candidates could start in June 2017.