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

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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

NSF undergrad research experience in Belize and Orlando in community GIS and citizen science

Check out this REU Summer research experience!

This summer at the University of Central Florida, we are pleased to host the second year of our National Science Foundation Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Site “Preparing the Next Generation of Scholars through Community GIS and Citizen Science.” Our program offers fully funded summer research experiences for at least 8 undergraduate students in Belize for 5 weeks and Orlando for two weeks. The program is open to all U.S. students and runs June 19-August 4, 2017. We are interdisciplinary in nature emphasizing community geography, community GIS, and citizen science through mixed methods, including sketch mapping, mobile mapping applications, focus groups, in-depth interviews, GIS, and spatial analysis.

We’re hosting a Facebook Live Event "Secrets to an Awesome Citizen Science GIS REU Application" on Wednesday, February 1 @ 3 pm EST. Join Dr. Hawthorne (REU PI) and Lain Graham (REU Senior

Research Coordinator) as we give away the secrets to a successful application to our National Science Foundation (NSF) #REU Site in Orlando and Belize. Please share with your pals and have them join us. #citizensciencegis #ucfreu. Join the discussion at

Please distribute to interested students and your networks.

Thanks and apologies for cross-postings,


Research opportunities: Students will work in one of two research directions with community partners and mentors from University of Central Florida, University of Belize, Georgia State University, The Hopkins Belize Village Council, and The Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History’s Caribbean Coral Reef Ecosystems Program:

· Research Direction 1: Mapping disparities in flooding & disaster management

· Research Direction 2: Mapping marine debris & mitigating impacts on coastal communities

Compensation: Each REU student will receive a competitive funding package, including a $3500 research stipend, a meal allowance, free shared housing in Belize and Orlando, up to $750 in travel support to/from the REU Site, up to $750 for post-REU conference travel, and 2 research methods books.

Application process: The priority application deadline is Friday, February 17th @ 5 PM EST. Complete program information and application instructions can be found at

Student reflections from the field: “Challenging, emotional, fun, collaborative, thought-provoking, interesting, real-life, and eye-opening.” These are some of the words used by students to describe our previous research program. Check out a short video from our REU Year 1 at:

Questions can be directed to:

· Dr. Timothy Hawthorne: Principal Investigator, Assistant Professor of Geographic Information Systems at University of Central Florida

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o phone: 407.823.1030

· Dr. Christy Visaggi: Co-Principal Investigator, Lecturer of Geosciences at Georgia State University

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o phone: 404.413.5755

Check us out on the web and share on social media!






Dr. Timothy L. Hawthorne

Assistant Professor of Geographic Information Systems

Associate Editor, Journal of Geography

Associate Editor, The International Journal of Applied Geospatial Research

Principal Investigator, NSF Citizen Science GIS REU Site

University of Central Florida

Department of Sociology

Orlando, Florida 32816

Office: 403-P Howard Phillips Hall

Email: timothy.hawthorne

Office Phone #: 407-823-1030

Internship off the coast of NH

Hi ES students,

Kate Cavanaugh sends the following info to all of you:

Over the last two summers I worked as the water quality apprentice on Star Island, an island off the coast of New Hampshire that’s trying to improve its sustainability efforts. There are five environmental positions open right now, and my old boss asked me to pass along the link to Gettysburg students. I’m not sure if you have any students still looking for summer internships, but this is an amazing place to get hands on experience in water quality, garden, or compost work (and room and board is free, which is a huge plus). I’ll attach the link, the jobs are listed under the Environmental Services Positions.


Hope everything is going well,


Sarah Principato, Professor

Department of Environmental Studies

Gettysburg College

Gettysburg, PA 17325



Ecology REU opportunity at Miami University: Accepting applications!

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The Ecology REU program at Miami University is still accepting applications for positions during the summer of 2017. Please forward this to any students you think might be interested in spending the summer doing research! Below I’ve outlined the program details and benefits that can be easily copy and pasted into an e-mail. Eligible undergraduate students can follow this link to find more information and apply: ecoreu to ask any specific questions.


Patrick Garrett
Graduate Program Assistant
EcoREU Program, Miami University
E-mail: ecoreu

Ecology REU at Miami University for the summer of 2017

Undergraduate students accepted into the program will:

  • Conduct an independent research project with a faculty mentor at Miami University. Research opportunities are available in the lab or field in aquatic or terrestrial environments.
  • Discuss current literature related to their projects with faculty mentors and student peers in clusters related to their project.
  • Attend team-building field trips around the regional Midwest.
  • Take short courses on ethics and professions in ecology and environmental science, and interact with seminars by guest speakers.
  • Participate in field trips illustrating the natural history of Southwestern Ohio.

For more information about our program please visit our website at: ecoreu with any problems, questions, or concerns you may have about our program or the application process.