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Forestry Technician Positions, Pacific
Northwest Research Station, summer 2020
Due to a glitch in the application system, we are having to
re-advertise our GS-05, temporary (1039 hour) forestry technician
positions with the Pacific Northwest Research Station, Forest
Inventory and Analysis program for the 2020 field season.
Please see the information below for application information for
USDA Forest Service - Pacific Northwest Research Station
Resource Monitoring & Assessment Program
Forest Inventory and Analysis (FIA)
Forestry Technicians Crew Members -- GS-0462-05
This is a RE-ADVERTISEMENT from a previous announcement, due to a
system error. PLEASE NOTE NEW APPLICATION DEADLINES. IF YOU
PREVIOUSLY APPLIED FOR THESE POSITIONS IN SEPTEMBER, YOU MUST
RE-APPLY TO BE CONSIDERED.
The Resource Monitoring and Assessment Program is advertising to
fill several Forestry Technician positions at the, GS-0462-05
level. These are temporary (1039 hour) seasonal positions with
the PNW Forest Inventory and Analysis (FIA) Work Unit, one of four
FIA Units across the country that comprise the national Forest
Inventory and Analysis (FIA) program.
We are advertising positions in all duty stations in California,
Oregon, and Washington, with an anticipated start date of April
May of 2020. Please know, we may not fill in all duty
stations, as staffing needs for next season are still not
known. It is recommended that you apply to any duty station
where you would be willing to accept a job. These positions
are being advertised now to fill vacancies for the 2020 field
Forestry Technician (Crew Member) GS-0462-05
Job Announcement: 20-TEMP1-PNW-253329-5DT-BR1
Control number: 548863900
Open dates for application: 10/17-10/30
For those interested, please apply via USAJobs (www.usajobs.gov) prior to the
closing date. For your application, you may use a resume or
any other written format you choose. Regardless of the format
used, your application must contain sufficient information to
validate qualifications and specialized experience required for this
position. The specialized experience can be found in the
Qualifications section of the vacancy announcement. All
supporting documentation (including transcripts if using education
as an element of basic qualification) must be uploaded as part of
the application packet. The Required documents section in the job
announcement will list any required documents.
Attached to this e-mail you will find tips for applicants
applying for FS positions. If you have technical questions related
to completing the application please contact ASC-HRM at 877-372-7248
For questions related to position roles and responsibilities you can
contact Katie Rigsby at email@example.com,
503-808-3131 or Michelle Gerdes at firstname.lastname@example.org,
BOTANY & FOREST HEALTH MONITORING
INTERNSHIPS, SUMMER 2020
10-week (June to mid-August) internships are available for
undergraduate students and recent graduates to study forest health
and plant community ecology of the unique pine barrens ecosystem of
Long Island in New York State. Interns will be based at Brookhaven
National Laboratory (BNL) in Upton, NY, and they will have an
opportunity to interact with researchers from BNL and State
University of New York (SUNY-ESF) as members of research teams
resurveying long-term Forest Health Monitoring plots established in
2005/2006 across Long Island. Interns will learn plant
identification and field methods in monitoring forest vegetation and
they will develop their own research projects on various aspects of
forest change (e.g., tree regeneration or mortality, understory
plant communities) that will include data collection, data analysis,
and reporting results. A weekly stipend ($500 per week) and
appropriate guidance and training will be provided. Free dormitory
housing is available for students who live > 50 miles from BNL.
The deadline to apply is January 9, 2020, but submitting the
applications by December 16, 2019 is strongly encouraged. Additional
information about the project, eligibility, and the application
process is here: https://www.esf.edu/efb/dovciak/PDFs/SULI%20Internships-Summer2020.pdf
Research Internships in Science and
German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)
Contact Name Daniela Wiesen
Contact Telephone 00 49 0 228 882-425
Contact Email email@example.com
Sponsor Website https://www.daad.de/rise/en/rise-germany/
Program URL https://www.daad.de/rise/en/rise-germany/find-an-internship/
Deadline Dates (ALL) 15-Dec-2019, 22-Dec-2019
RISE Germany offers undergraduate students from North American,
British and Irish universities the opportunity to complete a summer
research internship at top German universities and research
institutions. RISE Germany is funded by the German Federal Foreign
Job Notice: Aquatic Ecology Technician
The Mott Lab at Eastern Kentucky University (www.mottlab.weebly.com)
invites applications for one (1) full-time, temporary aquatic
ecology technician to support research on the impacts of predator
size variation on fishless pond communities. This position is
available immediately and will last for 6 months or until May 31st,
2019, whichever comes first based on date of hire.
Job Requirements: The Aquatic Ecology Research Technician will
assist Dr. Cy Mott (Eastern Kentucky University) in managing a
NSF-funded collaborative project with Dr. Howard Whiteman (Murray
State University) involving the investigation of salamander predator
size variation impacts on aquatic invertebrate communities. Duties
will include assisting the PI, graduate and/or undergraduate
students in experimental design, collecting amphibian, aquatic
macroinvertebrate, zooplankton, and primary producer data, entering
and quality-checking data, performing data analyses, and report
writing. The Technician will also be responsible for maintaining
paperwork related to the project, including but not limited to,
expenditure transfer forms, undergraduate student time sheets, data
sheets, and/or budget revisions
Minimum Qualifications: To be considered for the position,
applicants must have obtained a Bachelorβs Degree in Biology,
Ecology, or a related field, although a Master's Degree is highly
preferred. Demonstrated previous experience with aquatics research
is required, specifically the processing and identification of
aquatic macoinvertebrate and zooplankton samples.
Preferred Qualifications: Applicants with field and/or lab
experience in freshwater ecology are especially encouraged to apply,
as are applicants with a working knowledge of the R statistical
environment. Previous leadership experience with undergraduate
students is also desirable.
Terms: 6-months, 37.5 hours/week, $15/hour
To Apply: Upload a cover letter, CV, and contact information for
three references to Dr. Cy Mott, Eastern Kentucky University, using
the EKU Human Resources job posting link for "Aquatic Ecology
Research Technician": https://jobs.eku.edu/postings/12440.
Questions regarding the position can be directed to Dr. Cy Mott at firstname.lastname@example.org. The position is
available immediately, and applications will be considered on a
rolling basis until the position has been filled.
NSF REU program - Aquatic Ecology -
Auburn Univ - Summer 2020
NSF Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program
Warm-water Aquatic Ecology
Auburn University, Auburn, Alabama, USA
Summer 2020: May 17 to July 26
Overview: We are excited to invite applications from undergraduate
students to participate in a National Science Foundation supported
summer Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program focused
on the ecology of southeastern ponds, rivers, reservoirs, and
estuaries. Ten undergraduate students will work closely with a
team of Auburn University faculty to explore aquatic ecosystems,
complete a student-driven research project, participate in a variety
of professional development and social activities, develop and lead
an outreach project, and share their research findings in a
symposium at the conclusion of the program. Participants will
work closely with our mentors to develop an interdisciplinary
project involving complementary fields, such as community ecology,
limnology, evolution, fisheries management, molecular biology,
conservation, biogeochemistry, biodiversity, and microbiology.
The program will run from May 17 to July 26, 2020 (10 weeks).
Eligibility: All applicants who are interested in receiving NSF
support must currently be a (1) U.S. citizen, U.S. national, or
permanent resident and (2) an undergraduate freshman, sophomore,
junior, or senior graduating no earlier than September 2020 or a
high school senior that will start their undergraduate education the
following fall semester after the REU program. We are
especially encouraging students from traditionally under-represented
groups in biology (i.e., African-Americans, Hispanic Americans,
Native Americans, Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians, other Pacific
Islanders, students with disabilities, first generation college
students, and U.S. veterans) as well as students from institutions
with limited research opportunities (e.g., community colleges)
and/or students in financial need to apply. The online
application is available at http://wilsonlab.com/reu/application.html
Support: Participants will receive a stipend ($5,500) plus housing
and subsistence, financial assistance for travel to and from Auburn,
and support for lab and field supplies. For full
consideration, on-line applications must be received by 1
International students: Although not financially supported by our
REU Site, we are also open to including a few strongly motivated and
self-funded international students in our REU Site research and
professional development activities.
Contact information: For more information about the REU Site, visit
contact Dr. Alan Wilson (email@example.com).
Alan Wilson - Professor & Graduate Program Officer
School of Fisheries, Aquaculture, and Aquatic Sciences
Auburn University - www.wilsonlab.com
BOTANY & FOREST HEALTH MONITORING
INTERNSHIPS, SUMMER 2020
Study forests of Long Island Pine Barrens at the nation's premier
research facility - the Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL)
PROJECT OVERVIEW: Forests of Long Island Central Pine Barrens
provide important habitats for rare species, clean water, coastal
protection, and recreational opportunities in a densely populated
region. However, invasions by non-native species and changing
climate and land-use affect forest ecosystem health and
biodiversity, potentially leading to the demise of native pitch pine
and oak. Are open pine barren ecosystems slowly transitioning to
open shrublands or ecosystems dominated by non-native invaders? Can
these changes be moderated by careful forest management? To answer
these questions, join the Dovciak research group at SUNY-ESF and BNL
in the summer of 2020.
NTERNSHIP OVERVIEW: At Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL) in
Upton, NY, interns will interact with SUNY-ESF and BNL researchers
as members of research teams resurveying long-term Forest Health
Monitoring plots established in 2005/2006 across Long Island. During
this 10-week internship (June to mid-August) interns will learn
plant identification and field methods in monitoring forest
vegetation as they develop their own research projects on various
aspects of forest change (e.g., tree regeneration or mortality,
change in understory plant communities) that will include data
collection, data analysis, and reporting results. A weekly stipend
($500/week) and training will be provided. Free dormitory housing is
available for students who live > 50 miles from BNL. SUNY-ESF
students can register for internship credit via EFB 420 and
additional research experience can be pursued via EFB 298, EFB 498,
or as an honors thesis.
Highly motivated undergraduate student (current sophomore or
higher) OR recent graduate (with degree received after June 1, 2018)
Cumulative minimum GPA of 3.0
Physical ability to work in the field effectively in inclement
weather (heat or rain) and for long periods of time (>40
hrs./week when needed)
Background in botany, dendrology, ecology, forestry, or related
Basic vascular plant identification skills or willingness to learn
Excels in working independently AND with others
Enthusiasm for field data collection; ability to follow protocols
Excellent time management and interpersonal skills
Attention to detail in recording and entering data
Experience with GPS, statistical software, and field sampling
See the full eligibility requirements here: https://science.osti.gov/wdts/suli/Eligibility
TO APPLY: The application requires (1) essay summarizing educational
goals and qualifications, (2) official transcripts from academic
institutions, and (3) at least two recommendation letters. Apply
online by January 9, 2020 via the Department of Energy-SULI
program website (https://apps.orau.gov/suli/Account/Login).
Applications before December 16 are strongly encouraged. When
filling out the application, select Brookhaven National Laboratory
AND biology or environmental science as the research area. See
application details here: http://science.energy.gov/wdts/suli/
Contact your references early!
BOTANY & FOREST HEALTH MONITORING INTERNSHIPS, SUMMER 2020
CONTACT: Joanna Lumbsden-Pinto (firstname.lastname@example.org)
or Dr. Martin Dovciak (email@example.com).
Early inquiries are encouraged. Once the application is submitted
online, send us an e-mail to initiate the review.
Central Michigan University Great Lakes
Research Experiences for Undergraduates
Central Michigan University is seeking undergraduate students to
participate in a 10-week research experience for undergraduates
(REU) program at its Biological Station (CMUBS) on Beaver Island,
MI. This REU program will support the training of 8 students during
the summer of 2020 (tentative dates are May 26-July 31). The
research theme of the REU will document how unprecedented changes
(e.g. invasive and non-native species and anthropogenic stress)
currently underway in the Laurentian Great Lakes, one of the
worlds most important and threatened freshwater ecosystems, are
affecting the structure, function, and ecosystem services of the
nearshore environment. During the 10-week program, students
will develop research projects (ranging from limnology, fisheries
biology, conservation and spatial ecology, to molecular ecology and
microbial ecology) in collaboration with CMU faculty to gain
hands-on experience in all parts of the scientific process, from
experimental design through data dissemination and translation.
Students will engage with multiple stakeholders (e.g. government,
private, and cultural) who have interests in Great Lakes resources
and will learn to relate their science to these groups.
Students will receive a $5,750 stipend, together with free room and
board and up to $500 for travel to CMUs main campus in Mt.
Pleasant, Michigan. More information on the program and the online
application are available at: http://se.cmich.edu/cmubsreu
Applications are due by Friday, January 31, 2020, with the
final selection of participants expected by March 2, 2020. Questions
can be directed to Jessica Lapp, coordinator of the Institute for
Great Lakes Research, via email to firstname.lastname@example.org,
or by phone to 989-774-4401.
REU - Evolutionary Sciences, University
Please share with undergraduates who would stand to benefit from
research experiences in areas related to evolution, including
anthropology and paleontology. Students from underrepresented
minority groups and/or who have limited research opportunities at
their home institution are especially encouraged to apply.
The University of Iowa is offering ten NSF-funded Research
Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) opportunities during the summer
of 2020. Research projects span a range of topics, including
evolution of behavior, origin of species, cancer evolution,
evolution of sex, evo-devo, and paleontology. REU students work on
one project, but through interactions with their cohort ultimately
receive a broad exposure to evolutionary science. As part of the
program, students: receive training in research best practices,
participate in career workshops, create a digital exhibit based on
their research for the University of Iowa Natural History Museum,
and make formal research presentations based on their work. Free
housing, a meal allowance, a $6000 stipend, and a travel allowance
will be provided to all participants.
The REU program website and application form can be found here: https://biology.uiowa.edu/reu
If you have questions, contact Andrew Forbes (email@example.com)
or Maurine Neiman (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Service Opportunities: AmeriCorps
Restoration Team Member in Northern Nevada
3-, 6- and 9-month opportunities available.
POSITION TITLE: AmeriCorps Restoration Team Member
STATUS: 1200-hour (9-month) term from January 6, 2020 to August 27,
2020 (Dates Flexible), 900-hour (6-month) term from February 18,
2020 to August 20, 2020 (Dates Flexible) and 450-hour (3-month) term
between March 2, 2020 and May 28, 2020 (Dates Flexible)
BACKGROUND: Established in 2014, the Walker Basin Conservancy (WBC)
is leading the effort to restore and maintain Walker Lake while
protecting agricultural, environmental and recreational interests in
the Walker Basin (www.walkerbasin.org). The growing and dynamic
nature of the WBC and its diverse obligations provide unique
opportunities to develop operations from the ground level up,
working closely with staff who are passionate about their mission.
The WBC currently manages thousands of acres of land and assets on
multiple properties in the Walker Basin, including the Walker River
State Recreation Area (parks.nv.gov/parks/walker-river). Land
planning activities are underway and focus on assessing public use
opportunities, conservation values, long term land ownership and
stewardship, and revegetation and restoration activities.
JOB PURPOSE: The Restoration Team Members will serve alongside other
AmeriCorps members and WBC Conservation Technicians conducting
primarily invasive species removal and native plant re-vegetation
within the Walker River Basin. Members may also work on recreational
trail construction, sign installation, and fence construction.
Members will work in conjunction with other WBC field staff,
providing on the ground support to larger project operations.
A working knowledge of, or a desire to learn more about, desert
plant ecology and ecological restoration, nursery or horticultural
practices, or agricultural systems and irrigation equipment is
essential. The Restoration Team Members should also have a sincere
interest in expanding their knowledge of Great Basin Desert ecology,
restoration practices, the flora and fauna of Nevada, and
agricultural methods and equipment.
LOCATION: Yerington, Nevada is a beautiful rural farming community
located approximately 95 miles south of Reno, NV in the foothills of
the eastern Sierra mountains. Yerington is small but growing with
about 3,100 residents. Established in 1907, the city has heritage
and deep roots in agriculture, mining, railroads, and gaming. Some
of the nearby attractions, activities and recreational opportunities
Camping, biking, hiking, backpacking and paddling
Fishing, hunting, boating and OHV trails
Flat and white-water boating (1 hour away)
Rock hounding and climbing
Ghost Town Exploration
Ski Resorts (1.5-2 hours away)
Lake Tahoe (1.5 hours away)
Lahontan Reservoir (30 minutes away)
Walker Lake (45 minutes away)
Topaz Reservoir (45 minutes away)
Yosemite (via Tioga pass, 2.5 hours away)
Under the guidance of a WBC Crew Leader:
Utilizing hand tools and backpack sprayers to conduct invasive plant
removal and control.
Utilizing hand and power tools to conduct native plant re-vegetation
Utilizing hand and power tools to conduct road decommissioning,
recreation trail construction, and sign/fence installation.
Installing, maintaining, and operating a variety of irrigation
systems for re-vegetation purposes.
Identify and harvest native plant seeds for use in native plant
propagation and re-vegetation.
Communicating effectively and professionally with other members, WBC
staff, agency partners, and the public.
Assisting with the management and supervision of community
volunteers on WBC conservation projects.
Assisting with the inventory, maintenance, and repair of WBC tools
Uploading field data into databases and compiling reports to inform
future management plans.
Willingness and ability to:
Work outside in unpredictable weather conditions, including extreme
temperatures, independently or as part of a team.
Work irregular hours, such as starting early or working more days
with shorter hours, in accordance with project specific requirements
Bend and crouch for long periods of time and occasionally lift heavy
loads or equipment.
The ability to hike to remote locations over uneven ground, tall
shrubs, and wetlands.
Use hand and power tools, operate motor vehicles, and work long days
on labor intensive projects.
Use chemical herbicides in the treatment and control of invasive
weeds while following strict application protocols.
Effective written and oral communication skills.
Meet AmeriCorps Eligibility Requirements, including:
Be at least 17 years of age at the commencement of service;
Have a high school diploma or its equivalent;
Be a citizen, national, or lawful permanent resident alien of the
Pass a National Sex Offender Public Website check and National
Service Criminal History Check; and
Be eligible to receive and AmeriCorps Education award, with a limit
of four total terms in a lifetime and the equivalent of two
full-time terms (3400 hours).
Member Training: Members will receive a variety of technical and
professional training related to their service activities as well as
personal and professional development. Available trainings may
First aid and CPR;
Leave no Trace principals;
Native plant identification and revegetation;
Invasive species identification and treatment;
Irrigation system installation and maintenance;
Recreational trail construction;
Resume building, USA Jobs, and government application workshop; and
Guest speakers on environmental, natural resource, and professional
Physical and Mental Requirements
Strength, dexterity, coordination, and vision to use tools and
equipment for prolonged periods. Strength and stamina to bend,
stoop, sit, and stand for long periods of time. Strength and
dexterity to operate small, medium, and heavy equipment.
Strength and stamina to endure standing and working for long periods
of time and in extreme weather conditions. Strength and
stamina to walk to remote locations over uneven ground.
Dexterity and vision to observe oncoming traffic hazards and react
quickly to emergency situations. Some heavy lifting (over 75
pounds) is occasionally required.
In compliance with applicable disability laws, reasonable
accommodations may be provided to qualified individuals with a
disability who require and request such accommodations.
Applicants and incumbents are encouraged to discuss potential
accommodations with the employer.
Members work in an outdoor setting with varying weather conditions,
including, but not limited to, extreme heat, dry conditions, rain,
snow or hail, and extreme cold. Members may sometimes be
required to camp in the field for the duration of the tour. Camping
and worksites will generally be in areas with at least primitive
road access for crew vehicles, but the spike camping sites will
usually be at undeveloped backcountry sites. Both camp and project
sites will generally not have access to potable water, restroom
facilities, or cellphone signals, and members will be expected to
follow Leave No Trace principals in camp and on project. Project
work will frequently require hiking over rough terrain while
carrying tools and equipment.
Position may occasionally be required to work around heavy machinery
in hazardous environments. Environment is generally dirty, with
prolonged exposure to conditions such as dust, fumes, noise, or
odors. Frequent interruptions to planned work activities occur.
Compensation & Benefits:
Living allowance of $11,560;
Education award of $4,336.50;
Living allowance of $9,180;
Education award of $3,097.50;
Living allowance of $4,420.00;
Education award of $1,638.89;
Childcare and federal student loan forbearance are available for
eligible members at no additional cost;
Per diem when on spike (while camping);
Paid personal and sick leave;
Opportunities for extension upon good service; and
Opportunities for advancement within the organization.
Housing in Yerington can be difficult to find. WBC has limited and
optional housing available for a low monthly rate. Housing
accommodations are dorm or bunk style housing with shared bedrooms,
bathrooms, kitchen areas and common spaces.
Positions will remain open until filled. Only top candidates will be
Local applicants are STRONGLY encouraged to apply.
To Apply, please send cover letter and resume to:
Subject Line: 9-Month Restoration Team Member
Please call or email Miguel Gonzales, AmeriCorps Program Manager, at
(775) 463-9887 ext. 110 or Miguel.Gonzales@WalkerBasin.org
Walker Basin Conservancy is an equal opportunity employer. Persons
with disabilities are encouraged to apply. The above functions
may be completed with or without reasonable accommodations.
This program prohibits discrimination based on race, religion,
creed, color, national origin, gender, age, sexual orientation,
political affiliation or disability.
Equal Opportunity Statement Walker Basin Conservancy is an equal
opportunity employer. WBC does not discriminate against any
employee, applicant, director, officer, contractor, or any other
person with whom it deals because of race, creed, color, disability,
age, sex, veteran status, religion or political affiliation. WBC
complies with all federal and local statutes prohibiting
discrimination in employment.
Reasonable accommodations may be provided for qualified individuals
with a disability.
Disclaimer - The statements contained herein are intended to
describe the general nature and level of work to be performed by the
employees in these positions. The statements are not intended to be
construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and
skills required of a person in each position. Other
responsibilities, duties, and skills may be assigned and management
retains the right to add or change the responsibilities, duties, and
skills at any time.
OneUSDA Intership positions - Summer
Technician Job Opportunity
The USDA Forest Service Research Laboratory in Irvine, Pennsylvania
will be offering up to three OneUSDA Pathways Internship Program
positions for summer 2020. Interns will be hired in the GS-0499:
Biological and Natural Sciences Technician series at either a GS-03
salary ($12.95/hr) or GS-04 level ($14.54/hr), depending on college
experience. The positions are open only to students currently
enrolled college. Botanical/taxonomic skills are highly sought
after, given the work will consist of vegetation surveys.
The work will be conducted at two National Forests, with time split
between the both. In the Allegheny National Forest (PA) the work
consists of woody vegetation surveys on multiple experiments testing
deer impact on native species as well as on hybrid chestnut
plantings. Following the completion of this work, the team will
shift south to the Monongehela National Forest to work on an
experiment testing the role of prescribed fire, canopy gaps, and
deer browsing on plant diversity. One summer, Two different areas,
two different forest types, tons of great experience! Housing is
available at a modest cost at both locations. The hiring window will
open in mid- to late-October on USAJobs.gov.
I encourage any interested folks to email me (email@example.com)
their name, contact info, and a CV. When the hiring window opens,
I'll contact all interested folks to let them know to get their
applications in ASAP.
If you have any questions, feel free to contact me via email.
USDA Forest Service; NE Research Station
Forestry Sciences Laboratory
Irvine, Pennsylvania 16329
Summer Field Biology Program
Opportunity for Native American Students
UNDERC is now accepting applications for the Summer 2020 programs.
Tuition, housing, and travel paid!
3 credits/summer, and receive a summer stipend ($5000 East, $5500
First Summer: UNDERC-East: Northwoods of Michiganβs Upper
Peninsula and Wisconsin
Second Summer: UNDERC-West: Flathead Reservation/National Bison
Range in western Montana
This program promotes understanding of environmental field biology
and how field research is conducted. Native American students are
prepared for advanced studies in environmental biology, so they can
better manage their lands. This program also promotes understanding
of Native American attitudes towards the environment for non-Native
American students, so these can be incorporated into better
management. At East, students interact with the Waswagoning cultural
center on the Lac du Flambeau Reservation and the Great Lakes Indian
Fish and Wildlife Commission, and at West with the Confederated
Salish and Kootenai tribal cultural and natural resource
departments, as well as through dialogue and collaboration among
Native American descent
Minimum of Sophomore standing and past academic performance
Statement of purpose and plans to obtain a degree in the
The program spans two summers (10 weeks/summer)
Year 1 at UNDERC-East (May 18 - July 24): 8000 acres of lakes,
streams, wetlands, and forests owned by Notre Dame and a core site
in the National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON) that are home
to abundant wildlife (including beaver, porcupine, black bear, deer,
loon). Course modules include vertebrate ecology, invertebrate
ecology, aquatic ecology and forest ecology with each providing
background information, field research exercises, and group research
projects designed by the class. Five or more weeks are spent by each
student designing and conducting their own field research project
under direction of faculty or graduate students. Projects have
ranged from fish, insect and mammal behavior and ecology to forest,
lake and stream ecosystem ecology to local Native American ecosystem
Year 2 at UNDERC-West (June 6 β August 14): More than a million
acres on the National Bison Range and Flathead Reservation that
includes grasslands, montane forests, streams and lakes that are
home to abundant wildlife (including bison, elk, bighorn, and
pronghorn). The course includes modules like those at UNDERC-East in
wildlife and grassland ecology, montane forest ecology, and
environmental history/Native American ecology (in part during the
cross-country drive to and from βWest). Each student conducts an
independent research project in collaboration with a faculty or
graduate student mentor that is more advanced given the skills
learned at UNDERC-East. Recent projects have included invasive plant
ecology, animal behavior and habitat relationships, grassland,
forest, wetland and stream dynamics, and Native American plant and
Applications are available on the UNDERC website (http://underc.nd.edu). Further
information can be obtained from the website, or from Dr. Michael
Cramer, UNDERC-East Assistant Director (firstname.lastname@example.org), or Dr. David
Flagel, UNDERC-West Assistant Director (email@example.com).
Application deadline is Friday, November 8, 2019.
Notification of acceptance will be provided by Monday, December 9,
2019. Acceptance is based on past academic performance and a
statement of purpose. Preference is given to students pursuing a
career in environmental sciences, but students from other
environmentally-focused disciplines are encouraged to apply.
Applicants are required to be present for the duration of course.
Research Internships in Plant Ecology,
Archbold Biological Station, Florida
Beginning January 2020; running about 8 months.
Applications due November 1, 2019.
Ideal for Students with Undergraduate Degrees Contemplating Graduate
Includes independent research project. Provides Stipend, Room and
Internships available at Archbold Biological Station in
south-central Florida in the Plant Ecology Program, led by Dr. Eric
Menges, which emphasizes conservation biology, plant demography,
restoration ecology, fire ecology, landscape ecology, and fire
management. We study many rare species of endemic vascular plants in
endangered Florida scrub and related communities. Active fire
management provides outstanding opportunities for short-term
comparative studies in fire ecology. Our long-term (as long as
31-year) datasets on dozens of scrub plants gives context to
short-term, focused, field projects. Additional information can be
found at the Archbold website: http://www.archbold-station.org/
or the plant ecology program website: http://www.archbold-station.org/html/research/plant/plant.html
or our intern website: http://www.archbold-station.org/html/research/plant/plantinternship.html
Interns receive a weekly stipend of $160 plus meals (breakfast and
lunch Mon-Fri) and lodging at the Station (sharing housing, no
pets). Each intern works 20 hours per week assisting with a wide
range of ongoing research projects. The remainder of the week can be
devoted to an independent research project. Internships run for
about 8 months (can sometimes be shorter or longer) and offer an
opportunity for experience in every aspect of scientific research,
from project choice and experimental design to oral and written
presentations. Our internships are ideal preparation for graduate
research in ecology. Most of our interns have gone on to academic or
professional positions and many have first-authored publications
based on their intern projects.
Archbold Biological Station is active in research, conservation, and
education. Our facilities include a 5000 ha preserve, an outstanding
regional library and a GIS lab running ArcINFO. We have a staff of
about 50 with many visiting scientists, an active seminar program,
and a relaxed biological station atmosphere.
Ideal candidates will have independent research experience,
classwork and experience in ecology and botany, field ecology
experience, strong grades, statistical and GIS skills, and excellent
letters of recommendation.
To apply for an internship in the plant ecology lab, please provide
the following: a cover letter stating research interests, a resume
or CV, and a summary of grades. Arrange for two letters of
recommendation to be sent to us via email. Materials should be sent
by November 1, 2019.
EMAIL APPLICATIONS ONLY! Send to Eric Menges at firstname.lastname@example.org
Archbold is an equal opportunity employer and encourages
applications from members of underrepresented groups
Field Ecology Program at the University
of Notre Dame Environmental Research Center (UNDERC)
Applications now being accepted for UNDERC Summer 2020 programs.
These programs promote understanding of field biology and how field
research is conducted through 10 weeks in the wilds. It begins with
a summer at UNDERC-East in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan and then
the opportunity for a second summer at -West in Montana. UNDERC-East
is open to 28 sophomores/juniors from any college/university. Once
students complete the UNDERC-East program, they are eligible for a
second summer at UNDERC-West. Each summer, participants receive
three-credits and a stipend. UNDERC provides tuition, housing, and
transportation between the Notre Dame campus and the site. Also,
UNDERC covers all project supply costs up to $500.
Applications are available online (underc.nd.edu/education/applying-to-underc/).
Further information can be obtained at the UNDERC website (underc.nd.edu), or from Dr.
Michael Cramer, UNDERC East Assistant Director (email@example.com), or Dr. David
Flagel, UNDERC West Assistant Director (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Application deadline is November 8, 2019. Notification of
acceptance will be provided by December 9, 2019. Acceptance is based
on past academic performance and a statement of purpose. Preference
is given to students pursuing a career in ecology or environmental
science. Applicants are required to be present for the duration of
UNDERC-East (May 18 - July 24): 8000 acres of lakes, streams,
wetlands, and forests owned by Notre Dame and a core site in the
National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON) that are home to
abundant wildlife (including beaver, porcupine, black bear, deer,
loon). Program modules include Vertebrate Ecology, Invertebrate
Ecology, Aquatic Ecology and Forest Ecology with each providing
background information, field research exercises, and group research
projects designed by the class. Five or more weeks are spent by each
student designing and conducting their own field research project
with the assistance of faculty or graduate student mentors. Projects
have ranged from fish, insect and mammal behavior and ecology to
forest, lake and stream ecosystem ecology to local Native American
ecosystem use. Stipend = $5000.
UNDERC-West (June 6 - August 14): More than a million acres on the
National Bison Range and Flathead Reservation that includes
grasslands, montane forests, streams and lakes that are home to
abundant wildlife (including bison, elk, bighorn, and pronghorn).
The program includes modules in Wildlife and Grassland Ecology,
Montane Ecology, and Environmental History/Native American Ecology
(in part during the cross-country drive to and from -West). Each
student conducts an independent research project in collaboration
with a faculty or graduate student mentor that is more advanced
given the skills learned at UNDERC-East. Recent projects have
included invasive plant ecology, animal behavior and habitat
relationships, grassland, forest, wetland and stream dynamics, and
Native American plant and wildlife use. Stipend = $5500.
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