[ECOLOG-L] Sampling Design Monitoring using R

2012-09-26 Thread Alan Temple

Training
Announcement

Data Analysis IIIB: Environmental Sampling and Monitoring using R (CSP4230)

Course Dates: December 10-14, 2012
Location:   Shepherdstown, WV

Course Description/Course Overview: This course will develop the
participant’s skills needed to monitor species trends and distributions,
and assess changes due to management actions or impacts in the environment.
The design aspects used in class will address the ecological and predictive
capacity of prospective approaches, with the overall aim of increasing the
predictive power of the analyses and reducing the error associated with
modeling the environment.  The overall goal of the course is to familiarize
the participants with the statistical sampling concepts and definitions,
and the “where”, “when”, and “how” of sampling.  The six primary objectives
of the course will include: site selection designs, stratification, panel
rotation designs, field methods and their influences on detectability,
status estimation, and trend estimation.

Data Analysis IIIB course will explore the principles and application of
analytical approaches and design techniques important to the management of
threatened and endangered plant and animal populations.  Emphasis will also
be placed on the development of design and analytical skills, and the
estimation of status and trends. The course is designed for the students to
learn the concepts and techniques through lectures, exercises, and working
with data sets.  The aim of these exercises is to familiarize students with
the mathematical notation, statistical approaches, and modeling techniques
frequently used in designing and implementing field studies.

Concepts and techniques covered in class will include: (1) haphazard and
convenience sampling; (2) terminology; (3) site selection and variable
probability sampling; (4) stratification and “soft” stratification using
GRTS: (5) panel rotation designs and concept of connectedness; (6) field
methods and using repeat visits for presence;  (7) bootstrapping and
computer simulation; (8) status estimation using quadrat and distance
methods; and (9) trend estimation for both abrupt and long-term trends.

Instructors:  Dr. Timothy J. Robinson   (University of Wyoming,
Laramie Campus)
Dr. Dave R. Smith   (USGS Leetown Science Center, WV)


Who Should Attend:  The course is designed for individuals who are
competent in basic statistics and are familiar with linear and logistic
regression, and how to use an ANOVA table.  Students should be interested
in developing and/or strengthening their ability to perform reliable and
unbiased analyses. We are targeting FWS biologists and others whose job
responsibilities include the assessment and analysis of population or
habitat data or trends in populations for a variety of activities or
responsibilities.

Course Length: 4 ½ days/36 hours

Course Objectives: The objective of this course is to develop critical
monitoring and design skills, based upon reliable analytical techniques
that are consistent with statistical sampling theory and field
implementation; whereby, participants will be able to assess and monitor
the distribution of plant and animal species based upon both abiotic and
biotic attributes of the species and its environment.

Cost: There is no tuition fee for FWS, NPS, and BLM personnel.  Tuition is
$1195 for non-FWS participants.

How to Apply: Register on-line at https://doilearn.doi.gov/. Non-DOI
employees should contact Barbara Evans at 304-876-7451 or (
barbara_ev...@fws.gov).  The course code is CSP4230.

Questions:  Please contact Joe W. Witt (joe_w...@fws.gov) or So Lan Ching (
so_lan_ch...@fws.gov), Division of Conservation Science and
Policy, at 304/876-7447 or 304/876-7771.


[ECOLOG-L] GIS Technician

2012-09-26 Thread Bridget Walden
The Great Basin Institute, in cooperation with the Bureau of Land
Management, Needles Field Office is seeking to hire a GIS Technician to
assist in the collection, organization and management of GIS data, provide
support of the BLM’s Wilderness Monitoring program, and support of the
update of the Needles Field Office Lands with Wilderness Characteristic
Inventory.  

Likely 60% of the Technicians time will be spent working with the BLM State
Office GIS Team, and the Needles Field Office staff to organize and manage
GIS data and to ensure that staff develop the capabilities to utilize the
system. Work processes will include representing our office to the State GIS
Team, organizing/editing existing data, and providing guidance to office
staff on the utilization of the office GPS/GIS system. 

The Bureau has adopted Keeping it Wild: An Interagency Strategy to
Monitoring Trends in Wilderness Character Across the National Wilderness
Preservation System as the protocol used to monitor BLM Wilderness areas. 
The Needles Field Office manages over 20% of the Bureaus Wilderness in 18
units. The program includes an inventory of various aspects of Wilderness
character involving both review of various field office program records,
field observations and survey. Field data is collected utilizing GPS and
then stored, analyzed and spatially depicted using GIS.

The Bureau also maintains an inventory of Lands with Wilderness
Characteristics, which are not currently designated as Wilderness. This
inventory requires updating on a routine basis. The office has completed
much of this update, but still requires an assessment of the primitive
backcountry roads within the Lands with Wilderness Characteristic Units.
This will require a GIS analysis of potential roads, and then field review
of the roads to measure their conditions against a preexisting criteria.

The Technician will conduct much of this work in coordination with BLM
staff, and may also serve as a Team Lead for a short term conservation crew
to help with the field survey and data collection.  

Most of the work will be performed in an office setting, however, field work
will include rugged terrain; to include very steep, rough, uneven or rocky
surfaces; positions require physical exertions, such as, bending, crouching
and stooping, stretching, reaching, or similar activities. Individuals
should be capable of working in pairs in the field or individually in an
office environment.  Work may occur in temperature extremes exceeding 100F.
 There is some flexibility in choosing a work schedule, but likely the
Technician will work five 8-hour days (Monday - Friday), or four 10 hour
days with flexibility as long as the 40 hours/per week was being met. 

Compensation:  
o Rate of Pay: $18.59/hr
o Health and dental benefits 
o Occasional field per diem
o Housing Allowance: $200.00 per month

Timeline:  
o October 2012 through September 2013, or until funds are expended. 
Potential for extension pending funding and performance review.

Qualifications:
o Coursework in recreation/wilderness management, natural resources, or
equivalent field experience desirable;
o Experience collecting field data and/or following established field
collection protocols;
o Experience creating maps and manipulating data using ArcGIS; 
o Knowledge of Trimble GPS units, ArcMap, and ArcPad sotware; 
o Experience with database development and management, including the
development and use of geo-databases. 
o Ability to read and navigate using USGS topographic maps and a compass;
o Experience writing project reports and/or presenting technical data in an
organized and understandable manner;
o Motivated, self-starter, detail oriented, and possess good organizational
skills;
o Ability to camp and work in remote locations;
o Willingness to work to accomplish the goals and mission of the BLM and GBI;
o Ability to work in harsh and rapidly changing environments, traverse
uneven terrain and hike cross-country for extended distances (8-10 miles); and
o Clean, valid, state-issued driver’s license with ability to safely operate
a 4WD vehicle on paved and unpaved roads.
o Local applicants are encouraged to apply.

How to Apply:
Qualified and interested applicants should forward a cover letter, their
résumé, and a list of three professional references to Stacy Mitchell, HR
Coordinator, at smitch...@thegreatbasininstitute.org. Please include where
you found this position posted.

This program is available to all, without regard to race, color, national
origin, disability, age, sex, sexual orientation, political affiliation, or
religion. Persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. 


[ECOLOG-L] M.S./Ph.D. position at the University of Florida

2012-09-26 Thread Robert Fletcher
Graduate student opportunity in wildlife ecology and conservation at the 
University of Florida 

We are seeking a highly motivated M.S. or Ph.D. student for the Department 
of Wildlife Ecology and Conservation (WEC) at the University of Florida, 
starting fall 2013. This student will work as part of a team of 
researchers from UF (Dr. Rob Fletcher, Dr. Holly Ober), Emory University 
(Dr. Berry Brosi), and the Joseph W. Jones Ecological Research Center (Dr. 
Lora Smith). The team will quantify species responses from several taxa 
(bees, reptiles, birds, and bats) to three major pathways for extracting 
biomass from pine forest as part of a recently funded grant from the U.S. 
Department of Agriculture. These responses will provide specific insight 
on effective indicators for sustainable biofuels production, will be 
integrated into a multi-scale model aimed to interpret large-scale effects 
and potential tradeoffs that may occur across regions, and will be used to 
develop best management practices for biofuels production with forest 
biomass. Preferred applicants will be highly motivated, have field 
experience with sampling bird and/or reptile abundance, have strong 
quantitative skills, and competitive GPA/GRE scores. The ability to begin 
field work in Spring 2013 (prior to matriculation at UF) is desirable, but 
not required. Students with strong initiative and desire to carve out 
their own research questions within this theme are highly encouraged to 
apply.

If you are interested in pursuing a graduate degree on this project, 
please send Dr. Fletcher a CV, GRE scores and GPA, and a brief statement 
of your research interests, career goals, and why you would like to pursue 
a graduate degree prior to November 17 (email to: 
robert.fletc...@ufl.edu). Please see the WEC Graduate Program website for 
more details on application procedures. Also consult the School of Natural 
Resources and the Environment at UF for other opportunities regarding 
graduate admission. For more information, see: 
http://plaza.ufl.edu/robert.fletcher/.


[ECOLOG-L] tenure-track position in animal parasitology at Northeastern Illinois University

2012-09-26 Thread John Kasmer
Animal Parasitologist

The Department of Biology at Northeastern Illinois University (NEIU) invites
applications for a tenure-track position at the ASSISTANT PROFESSOR level to
begin September 2013.  We seek a candidate who is using innovative and
interdisciplinary approaches that address either basic or applied biological
problems through the study of animal parasitic models.  Area of
specialization is open; interests could include, but are not limited to,
medical or wildlife parasitology, disease ecology, environmental health,
epidemiology, evolution of parasites, or immunoparasitology.

The successful candidate will have a strong commitment to excellence in
teaching, experience with and/or a commitment to using and developing
innovative teaching methods, and the ability to engage graduate (M.S. level)
and undergraduate students in research.  Teaching responsibilities will
include a survey course in animal parasitology, a course that relates
parasites to human health, courses in an area of specialization, and general
biology.  In addition to teaching and maintaining an active research
program, the successful candidate will also be expected to collaborate with
NEIU's Student Center for Science Engagement and other NEIU units to enhance
our students' preparation for post-baccalaureate studies, and to participate
in service to the department, college and university.  An earned doctorate
in biology, with emphasis in parasitology or a related field is required;
teaching experience is desirable, but not required.

Northeastern Illinois University is a comprehensive state university of
approximately 12,000 commuter students located on the northwest side of
Chicago and is recognized as having one of the most ethnically diverse
student bodies in the Midwest.  NEIU recently was awarded a five-year Title
III grant to enhance preparation of minority and low-income students for
careers in the Biomedical and Environmental Health sciences. The Biology
Department serves 600+ undergraduate majors, 100+ minors and 30-40 graduate
students.  The undergraduate curriculum was recently updated and revisions
to the graduate program are in progress.  The research and teaching
interests of faculty in the Department range from ecological to organismal,
cellular, and molecular biology.

To apply for the position, please submit a single PDF file with a subject
line referencing the position title.  The PDF file should contain the
following materials in the following order: (1) a cover letter describing
your interest in the position; (2) a current curriculum vitae; (3) a
teaching statement that describes your teaching experience and philosophy,
plans for a course relating parasites to human health, and a list of courses
(both undergraduate- and graduate-level) you feel qualified to teach; (4) a
research statement that includes current and future research goals and plans
and their relevance to this position; (5) a diversity statement that
describes your experience with diverse populations of students and the
importance of diversity in teaching and research communities; and (6) an
unofficial graduate transcript.  Send the complete PDF to  biol...@neiu.edu.

In addition, please provide three reference letters that address both
research and teaching potential as they relate to this position. Referees
should submit letters as PDFs using a subject line referencing the position
title. The PDFs should be submitted directly to Dr. Joel Olfelt (Acting
Department Chair) at biol...@neiu.edu.

Review of applications will begin on October 24, 2012.  Preference will be
given to applications received on or before this date.  For further
information, contact Dr. Joel Olfelt via e-mail (j-olf...@neiu.edu). 

Northeastern Illinois University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action
Employer and invites applications from women and minorities as well as other
qualified individuals.


[ECOLOG-L] tenure-track position in vertebrate zoology at Northeastern Illinois University

2012-09-26 Thread John Kasmer
Vertebrate Organismal Biologist/Physiologist

The Department of Biology at Northeastern Illinois University (NEIU) invites
applications for a tenure-track position at the ASSISTANT PROFESSOR level to
begin September 2013.  We seek a candidate with expertise and experience in
the anatomy, physiology, or whole-organism systems biology of vertebrates. 
The area of specialization is open, but could include vertebrate or
comparative anatomy, vertebrate physiology or comparative physiology,
neurobiology, neurophysiology, or biomechanics.

The successful candidate will have a strong commitment to excellence in
teaching, experience with and/or a commitment to using and developing
innovative teaching methods, and the ability to engage graduate (M.S. level)
and undergraduate students in research.  Primary teaching expectations will
include a two-semester, cadaver-based Human Anatomy  Physiology sequence,
as well as General Biology and advanced undergraduate and graduate courses
in the area of specialization. The ability to teach a course involving a
major group of animals is desirable, but not required.  In addition to
teaching and maintaining an active research program, the successful
candidate will also be expected to collaborate with NEIU's Student Center
for Science Engagement and other NEIU units to enhance our students'
preparation for careers in the health professions, and to participate in
service to the department, college and university.  An earned doctorate in
biology with an emphasis in anatomy and/or physiology or a related field is
required; teaching experience with cadavers is desirable, but not required.

Northeastern Illinois University is a comprehensive state university of
approximately 12,000 commuter students located on the northwest side of
Chicago and is recognized as having one of the most ethnically diverse
student bodies in the Midwest.  NEIU recently was awarded a five-year Title
III grant to enhance preparation of minority and low-income students for
careers in the Biomedical and Environmental Health sciences. The Biology
Department serves 600+ undergraduate majors, 100+ minors and 30-40 graduate
students.  The undergraduate curriculum was recently updated and revisions
to the graduate program are in progress.  The research and teaching
interests of faculty in the Department range from ecological to organismal,
cellular, and molecular biology.

To apply for the position, please submit a single PDF file with a subject
line referencing the position title.  The PDF file should contain the
following materials in the following order: (1) a cover letter describing
your interest in the position; (2) a current curriculum vitae; (3) a
teaching statement that describes your teaching experience and philosophy,
plans for a cadaver-based anatomy/physiology course, and a list of courses
(at both the undergraduate and graduate levels) you feel qualified to teach;
(4) a research statement that describes your current and future research
goals and plans and their relevance to this position; (5) a diversity
statement that describes your experience with diverse populations of
students and the importance of diversity in teaching and research
communities; and (6) an unofficial copy of your graduate transcripts.  Send
the complete PDF to biol...@neiu.edu. 

In addition, please provide three reference letters that address both
research and teaching potential as they relate to this position.  Referees
should submit letters as PDFs using a subject line referencing the position
title. The PDFs should be submitted directly to Dr. Joel Olfelt (Acting
Department Chair) at biol...@neiu.edu.

Review of applications will begin on October 10, 2012. Preference will be
given to applications received on or before this date.  For further
information, contact Dr. Joel Olfelt via e-mail (j-olf...@neiu.edu). 

Northeastern Illinois University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action
Employer and invites applications from women and minorities as well as other
qualified individuals.


[ECOLOG-L] Researcher/analyst position at UCSB: modeling and data analysis

2012-09-26 Thread Sarah Lester
Position: Project Researcher (Specialist)
Bren School of Environmental Science  Management

Area of Specialization: Bioeconomic modeling and data analysis of fisheries 
and other marine resources

Position will remain open until filled, but please apply by October 12, 2012 
for primary consideration.

The University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB) Bren School of 
Environmental Science  Management invites applications for an anticipated 
Specialist position with the Sustainable Fisheries Group (SFG). A Master’s 
degree or above is preferred for this position.

SFG (http://sfg.msi.ucsb.edu/) is a research team affiliated with the Bren 
School and the Marine Science Institute at UCSB. SFG develops innovative 
science focused on market approaches, bioeconomic modeling and spatial 
analysis, and applies it to real-world challenges to improve the ecological 
and economic performance of fisheries and other ocean uses. 

SFG seeks an individual who can, with limited supervision, perform 
bioeconomic analyses using computer models and statistical programs. 
Specifically, the applicant should have the technical skills to refine 
existing models used by the SFG and develop new models to address questions 
related to spatial fisheries management and conservation, fishery 
sustainability, stock assessment, marine spatial planning and seafood 
certification. Model development may include data collection for 
parameterizing and ground-truthing of the models; strong coding skills 
preferred. The applicant will be required to carry out both theoretical work 
and analysis related to diverse geographical regions, including California, 
Latin America, Indonesia, and others. The successful applicant will possess 
strong communication skills to document methods, contribute to peer-reviewed 
scientific publications, and deliver presentations on model development, 
analyses, and results. The technical work carried out by the successful 
applicant will inform the SFG’s demonstration projects, in which innovative 
approaches for reform of fisheries management and management of other ocean 
uses are implemented in case study regions around the world. 

100% time appointment for one year from start date, with strong possibility 
for additional year(s) of employment contingent upon performance. Open 
Specialist position, with salary step commensurate with qualifications; full 
benefits package included. To apply, please send a letter of interest, CV, 
and contact information for 2-3 references electronically to:

Kelsey Jacobsen, Project Manager, Sustainable Fisheries Group 
kjacob...@bren.ucsb.edu

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action 
Employer. We encourage all qualified applicants to apply, including 
minorities, women, and persons with disabilities. The school is especially 
interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence 
of the academic community through teaching and service.


[ECOLOG-L] Survey- Graduate Thesis Research

2012-09-26 Thread Sarah Burroughs
Hello,

I am a graduate student at the University of the Arts performing research
for my Masters thesis in Museum Education about educational
environmental/conservation programs. I would like to ask you a few
questions about your institution and the programs it offers-- it should
take no more than a few minutes. If you would like to take the survey,
please click the link below.

http://survey.sarahburroughs.com/

I would also greatly appreciate it if you could forward this message to
anyone you might know who respresents an informal environmental
institution, including museums, nature centers, zoos, etc.

If you have any questions or concerns, you may contact me at:
cont...@sarahburroughs.com

Thank you so much for your time!

Sarah Burroughs
Candidate for Museum Education, MA
University of the Arts, Philadelphia


[ECOLOG-L] Job: Faculty position in Aquatic Physiological Ecology, The Ohio State University

2012-09-26 Thread Lauren M Pintor
Title:  Assistant Professor, Aquatic Physiological Ecology, 50% Teaching,
50% Research

Location:  School of Environment and Natural Resources (SENR), College of
Food, Agricultural  Environmental Sciences, The Ohio State University.

Position Description:  This is a full-time, 9-month, tenure-track position
in the SENR.  The incumbent will be expected to contribute to the SENR¹s
teaching and advising programs in the Fisheries  Aquatic Sciences,
Wildlife, and Forestry programs; with opportunities to participate in the
Environmental Science and Ecological Restoration programs.  Areas of
research should include physiological ecology of organisms in lake
ecosystems that can range from molecular to ecosystem scales.  Specific
areas of research are open, but we are particularly interested in research
that includes or integrates comparative, developmental, ecological, and/or
evolutionary approaches. The incumbent will be expected to develop an
externally funded research program, attract outstanding graduate students,
and be committed to undergraduate education.  Specific expectations and
responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

€Develop an independent research program related to physiological
ecology of organisms inhabiting lakes with appropriate interdisciplinary
alliances and focus on graduate education.

€Teach assigned undergraduate SENR service courses.  Teach graduate and
undergraduate courses in area of expertise as well as within the Fisheries 
Aquatic Sciences curriculum.

€Secure extramural funding and publish in refereed journals. The
development of an interdisciplinary research program will be essential.

€Advise and mentor undergraduate students, including honors students,
and assist with advising undergraduate student organizations.

€Work collaboratively with other University faculty/personnel,
government agencies, non-government organizations, and citizen groups to
advance the land grant mission of the University.

€Serve the University and professional communities through appropriate
activities.

Qualifications:Earned Ph.D. with a strong academic background in aquatic
physiological ecology.  This position is designed to integrate and expand on
existing research strengths in Aquatic Sciences.  The ability to work with
human and socioeconomic dimensions is desirable.  The successful candidate
will demonstrate excellent verbal and written communication skills and a
willingness and ability to work closely with other people.  Postdoctoral
experience and previous involvement with state and federal agencies will be
important assets for the successful candidate.  Demonstrated teaching
expertise is preferred.

Salary/Support:  Salary is dependent on qualifications and experience.  The
Ohio State University offers one of the most comprehensive benefits packages
in the nation, which includes medical, dental, vision, and life insurance;
tuition authorization; paid vacation and sick leave; ten paid holidays; and
State Teachers Retirement System of Ohio (STRS) or an Alternative Retirement
Program. A start-up package, including discretionary funding, will be
provided.

Application:  Send a cover letter indicating area of academic interest,
career goals, and experience appropriate to the position; curriculum vita;
and statements of research interests (1 page) and teaching philosophy (1
page).  Also send copies of three relevant publications or reports.
Applicants should forward these materials and a list of three references
(including complete mailing addresses, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses)
as one pdf document to:

Dr. Mazeika Sullivan, Search Committee Chair
School of Environment and Natural Resources
The Ohio State University
2021 Coffey Road, Columbus, Ohio 43210-1085
phone: 614.292.7314; email: sullivan@osu.edu

Application Deadline: Applications will be reviewed starting November 5,
2012 and continue until a suitable candidate is identified.

The Ohio State University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action
Employer.  Women, minorities, Vietnam era veterans, disabled veterans, and
individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

-- 
Lauren M. Pintor
Assistant Professor
School of Environment  Natural Resources
The Ohio State University
2021 Coffey Road
210 Kottman Hall
Columbus, OH 43210-1085
http://go.osu.edu/LaurenPintor


[ECOLOG-L] New York Turtle Tortoise Society Meetings for Fall

2012-09-26 Thread Allen Sa;lzberg
Save the Dates 
Fall Meetings New York Turtle  tortoise Society 
Set: Sunday, October 14 and Sunday, December 2

11:00 am, The Arsenal Gallery, 5th Avenue at 64th Street, Central Park, New 
York City

Next NYTTS Meeting on October 14 — “A Tour of the Galápagos” by Suzanne Dohm


[ECOLOG-L] Graduate Opportunities in Forest Ecology

2012-09-26 Thread McCarthy, Brian
GRADUATE OPPORTUNITIES IN FOREST ECOLOGY
The Graduate Program in Environmental and Plant Biology at Ohio University 
(Athens, Ohio) is recruiting doctoral and master’s level students for the 
2013-14 AY. The graduate focus group in Deciduous Forest Ecology provides 
training over a broad range of scales including: ecophysiology, population 
biology, community ecology, landscape ecology, ecosystems, and global change 
biology; along with more specialized areas such as: reclamation and restoration 
ecology, soil biology, conservation, invasive species ecology, etc.  Faculty 
members currently accepting graduate students include:
Jared L. DeForest (Ecosystem ecology, soil biology, climate change)
http://www.plantbio.ohiou.edu/index.php/directory/faculty_page/jared_deforest/
Glenn R. Matlack (Population biology, forest history, spatial ecology)
http://www.plantbio.ohiou.edu/index.php/directory/faculty_page/glenn_matlack/
Brian C. McCarthy (Community ecology, forest herb dynamics, invasive species)
http://www.plantbio.ohiou.edu/index.php/directory/faculty_page/brian_mccarthy/
David M. Rosenthal (Physiological ecology, global change, invasion biology)
http://www.plantbio.ohiou.edu/index.php/directory/faculty_page/david_m_rosenthal/
Morgan L. Vis (Aquatic biology, stream restoration ecology, acid mine drainage)
http://www.plantbio.ohiou.edu/index.php/directory/faculty_page/morgan_vis/
Ohio University is a mid-sized comprehensive university located in rural 
southeastern Ohio. The quaint city of Athens provides a wonderful living 
environment with many opportunities for recreation and personal growth. The 
region is dominated by forest cover and presents numerous opportunities for all 
forms of forest ecology research.
For more information about the department and our graduate program see:
http://www.plantbio.ohiou.edu/index.php/index/
The deadline for application materials to the graduate program is 15-JAN-2012.  
However, prospective students typically have their materials in well before 
this date. Interested students are requested to contact a faculty member of 
interest prior to application to seek their support. Application is done 
online: http://www.ohio.edu/graduate/apply.cfm
For additional assistance, please contact the Graduate Chair, Morgan Vis, at 
vis-c...@ohio.edumailto:vis-c...@ohio.edu.
Brian C. McCarthy, Ph.D.
Professor of Forest Ecology  Chair
Dept. Env.  Plant Biology
416 Porter Hall
Ohio University
Athens, OH  45701-2979  USA
T: 740-593-1615
F: 740-593-1130
M: 740-707-9017
E: mccar...@ohio.edumailto:mccar...@ohio.edu
Skype: BCMcCarthyOHIO
W: 
http://www.plantbio.ohiou.edu/index.php/directory/faculty_page/brian_mccarthy/
Motto: ATGATT


[ECOLOG-L] Tenure-track position in Environmental Policy at Northern Illinois University

2012-09-26 Thread Holly Jones
Posted On: Friday, September 21, 2012
Position Type: Faculty
College/Division: College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Department: Political Science
Contact: Brendon Swedlow | bswed...@niu.edu

RESPONSIBILITIES

The Department of Political Science and the Institute for the Study of the 
Environment, 
Sustainability and Energy at Northern Illinois University anticipate hiring a 
tenure-track assistant 
professor in environmental policy, beginning August 2013. The position is open 
to applicants from 
any subfield in political science. Reflecting NIU’s commitment to 
interdisciplinary collaboration in 
education and scholarship, the position will hold joint appointment status, but 
will be tenurable in 
the Department of Political Science. 

The successful candidate will demonstrate a strong record of or potential for 
scholarly research, 
teaching excellence at both the undergraduate and graduate level, and the 
ability to work with 
diverse student populations. The successful candidate will be expected to teach 
a core course in 
environmental studies.

The Department of Political Science has 30 faculty members and offers B.A., 
B.S., M.A., and Ph.D. 
degrees. The Institute has 19 faculty associates, offers B.A. and B.S. degrees, 
and is developing a 
graduate program. For more information, please visit polisci.niu.edu/polisci/ 
and 
www.niu.edu/ese/ NIU is located in DeKalb, a welcoming and rapidly growing city 
65 miles west of 
downtown Chicago. It has an enrollment of more than 24,000 students, including 
a graduate 
student body of over 6,400.

REQUIRED SKILLS

An earned Ph.D. in political science is required by the starting date of the 
appointment.

PREFERRED SKILLS

Preference will be given to candidates who can teach an introductory course in 
public policy.

MATERIALS

Salary will be competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience. 
Applicants must 
send a cover letter, a statement describing how their scholarship will 
contribute to the missions of 
both the Department and the Institute, a curriculum vitae, writing samples, 
evidence of teaching 
effectiveness, appropriate transcripts, and three letters of recommendation to 
Brendon Swedlow, 
Chair of Environmental Policy Search, at pols_stepsea...@niu.edu.

Review of completed applications will begin on November 1, 2012 and will 
continue until the 
position is filled.

In compliance with the Illinois Campus Security Act, before an offer of 
employment is made, the 
university will conduct a pre-employment background investigation, which 
includes a criminal 
background check.

In accordance with applicable statutes and regulations, NIU is an equal 
opportunity employer and 
does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, 
sex, religion, age, 
physical and mental disability, marital status, veteran status, sexual 
orientation, gender identity, 
gender expression, political affiliation, or any other factor unrelated to 
professional qualifications, 
and will comply with all applicable federal and state statutes, regulations and 
orders pertaining to 
nondiscrimination, equal opportunity and affirmative action. NIU recognizes 
Dual Career issues.


[ECOLOG-L] Web Sites or Job Boards for Geneticists

2012-09-26 Thread Christopher Brown
To all,

 

This is a bit outside of ecology, but I'm hoping someone can help answer
a question. Our department is in the process of looking for a geneticist
(very broadly defined, so it could be population, molecular,
developmental, etc.), and we plan on advertising in the usual places
such as Science and CHE. We'd also like to post the advertisement on a
site or job board more directly geared towards geneticists, but none of
us on the committee know which site (or sites) would be best for this.
Thus, if anyone has any suggestions for appropriate genetics society web
sites and/or job boards, I'd appreciate hearing from you!

 

CAB

***

Chris Brown

Associate Professor

Dept. of Biology, Box 5063

Tennessee Tech University

Cookeville, TN  38505

email: cabr...@tntech.edu

website: iweb.tntech.edu/cabrown

 


[ECOLOG-L] CUAHSI Graduate Student Pathfinder Fellowship Application OPEN

2012-09-26 Thread Kayla D. Berry
Are you a graduate student conducting water-related scientific research? Would 
you like to broaden your current research project by incorporating data from a 
comparable site - maybe you would even like to have the opportunity to conduct 
that research or collaborate with new researchers but are limited by 
funding...then consider applying for CUAHSI's Pathfinder Fellowship.

CUAHSI (Consortium of Universities for the Advancement of Hydrologic Science, 
Inc) has opened the application process for the 2012 Graduate Student 
Pathfinder Fellowship. As a graduate student, CUAHSI can provide you with 
travel support (up to $5000) to broaden your water science research by 
traveling to another field site to conduct comparative research, to collaborate 
with other researchers using an alternative research method or modeling 
approach, or to work with other researchers on adding an interdisciplinary 
dimension to your research. This year, up to six fellowships will be awarded.

The deadline to submit an application for the fellowship is October 15, 2012.

To learn about past fellowship awardees, for information on the application 
process or to download the fellowship application, please visit CUAHSI's 
Pathfinder Fellowship web page (http://www.cuahsi.org/pathfinder.html).

For all other questions, contact CUAHSI's Programs Manager at 
jarr...@cuahsi.orgmailto:jarr...@cuahsi.org.

Thank you


_

Kayla Berry
Communications and Outreach Specialist
CUAHSI
196 Boston Ave, Suite 3800
Medford, MA  02155
e: kbe...@cuahsi.org
p: +1.339.221.5402
f: +1.202.777.7308
w: www.cuahsi.org


[ECOLOG-L] Planner position available at the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources

2012-09-26 Thread Daren Carlson
PLANNER PRINCIPAL - STATE 
$ 22.18-$ 32.69 hourly, $ 46,312-$ 68,257 annually
Date Posted:   09/26/2012 
Closing Date:   10/05/2012 
Position End Date:   10/31/2015 
Working Title:   SWAP Revision Planner 
Hiring Agency:   Natural Resources Dept 
Division/Bureau:   Ecological  Water Resources 
Location:   St. Paul 
Who May Apply:   Open to all qualified job seekers 
Posting Number:   12DNR000676 
Employment Conditions:   Limited, Full-time  
Work Shift:   Day Shift 
Days of Work:   Monday-Friday , 08:00 AM-04:30 PM  
Travel Required:   yes 
Job Grouping:   General Administration 
Classified Status:   Unclassified 
  
Job Description:   **This is a limited, unclassified position expected to end 
on October 31, 2015.** 

This position exists to guide and manage the revision of Minnesota?s State
  Wildlife Action Plan (SWAP) which addresses the conservation needs of rare,
  declining and stewardship wildlife species. The revision of the Plan will
  include collaborating with internal and external partners at the state,
  regional and national level, implementation of national best practices,
  developing conservation priorities and writing the resulting wildlife action
  plan.  
Minimum Qualifications:   * Bachelor?s degree is required, preferably in 
wildlife conservation, ecology, conservation biology or planning. 

* Three years of professional experience in planning or biological or natural
  resource science fields or a combination of these is required. Experience
  must include work on at least one significant planning effort. 

* An understanding of species and habitat conservation, including complex
  ecological processes (biodiversity, climate change, geology, and hydrology)
  and human environment interactions, that influence species and habitat
  distribution and persistence. 

*Experience in team-building, group process facilitation techniques, and
  meeting design. 

*Writing and report organization skills sufficient to write draft and final
  Plan. 

*Communication skills sufficient to present plans and data and/or to lead
  discussions about specific aspects of planning processes. 

*Ability to develop, select, and use procedures sufficient to solve problems
  and interpret results. 

*Ability to organize and lead diverse internal/external stakeholder teams. 

Requires occasionally lifting and/or carrying such articles as file folders,
  ledgers, and small tools. Although a sedentary job is defined as one which
  involves sitting, a certain amount of walking and standing is often necessary
  in carrying out job duties. 

Requires a Class D Driver's License: a single unit vehicle with a gross
  vehicle weight of less than 26,000 pounds. This is a basic driver's license.
  Operators may also tow vehicles/trailers as long as the a gross combination
  weight does not exceed 26,000 pounds.  
Preferred Qualifications:   * Advanced degree 

*Ability to motivate and organize sufficient to direct and manage planning
  projects. 

*Ability to organize and lead diverse internal/external stakeholder teams. 

*Experience in using maps and statistical information including some
  experience with geographic information systems (GIS) and databases. 

*Ability to edit and review diverse technical information into final planning
  and/or administrative reports. 

*Experience in developing and producing professional report layouts. 

*Understanding of statistical methodology sufficient to apply to the planning
  process. 

* Training or certification in project management.  
Selection Process:   The selection process is a resume-based, skill-matching 
process. Resumes of all applicants to this posting will be evaluated against 
the Minimum Qualifications stated above. If your skills match the required 
skills for this position, the department may contact you. 
How to Apply:   Applicants are strongly encouraged to submit their resumes to 
the database through the online Resume Builder at 
http://www.careers.state.mn.us/. Search for posting #12DNR000676. You may 
copy and paste your existing resume or let the software create a resume for 
you. You may edit your resume later should your contact information or 
experience change. You may apply by checking the Apply For This Job box found 
near the bottom of this announcement. 
OR, If you wish to apply with a paper copy, submit your resume AND a
  completed State of Minnesota Employment Application form to: Minnesota
  Management Budget (MMB), 400 Centennial Office Building, 658 Cedar Street,
  St. Paul, MN 55155. Be sure to indicate the posting number of this job
  (12DNR000676) on your application. The paper application is available on the
  State Employment Web and MMB web sites, at any state agency HR office, or by
  calling 651-259-3637. 

RECENTLY SEPARATED VETERANS 
Effective July 1, 2009, new legislation provides that the top five
  Recently Separated Veterans who apply and meet the qualifications
  for a vacancy be granted an interview. To qualify as a 

[ECOLOG-L] Job: Postdoctoral Associate - Climate Change and Habitat Connectivity

2012-09-26 Thread Leslie Zucker
Job Description
https://cornellu.taleo.net/careersection/10220/jobdetail.ftl?job=312169lang=ensns_id=mailto

Postdoctoral Associate –
Climate Change and Habitat Connectivity
Department of Natural Resources
College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY

Cornell University’s Department of Natural Resources is seeking a Postdoctoral 
Associate in the 
area of connectivity modeling and climate change research. We are looking for a 
highly motivated 
individual to work on a project to characterize how climate change will 
influence patterns of 
terrestrial connectivity within the Hudson River watershed in eastern New York.

The successful candidate will work with project supervisors to develop and 
evaluate habitat 
connectivity models that: 1) characterize current patterns of terrestrial 
connectivity within the 
watershed, and 2) predict future connectivity by incorporating climate change 
predictions, habitat 
dispersal/shift capacity and barriers to dispersal. We are particularly 
interested in candidates with 
experience in connectivity modeling that incorporates scalability, thus 
allowing for application of 
models at local and regional scales. Well-qualified candidates will also have 
experience with field 
validation of model outputs.

The position is currently contracted for one year with the possibility for 
extension to a second year. 
The initial appointment will be through March 31, 2013 with an extension to 
December 31, 2013 
contingent upon sponsor annual spending approval notification.  Any additional 
extensions are 
contingent upon funding.

The Postdoctoral Associate will primarily be expected to conduct independent 
research and assist 
in the development of additional grants, and to work collaboratively with 
project collaborators, 
partners and stakeholders. Travel to field locations and occasional meetings 
near New Paltz, NY 
will be required.
 
Applicants should send a cover letter explaining how their research experience 
and trajectory 
could contribute to project goals along with a CV and the names and contact 
information for 3 
professional references to:  Leslie Zucker, Biodiversity Program Coordinator, 
l...@cornell.edu 

Applications must be received by Friday, October 12, 2012.

Qualifications

A PhD in biology, ecology, or a related field, and a strong background in 
modeling. Excellent 
working knowledge of spatial modeling and programming (e.g., Python, Maxent, 
ArcGIS), 
proficiency in statistical analysis (e.g., R, WinBUGS), and research experience 
in experimental 
design and field ecology. Familiarity with the use and manipulation of 
large-scale climate and 
connectivity planning data sets.

Cornell University is an innovative Ivy League university and a great place to 
work. Our inclusive 
community of scholars, students and staff impart an uncommon sense of larger 
purpose and 
contribute creative ideas to further the university's mission of teaching, 
discovery and engagement. 
Located in Ithaca, NY, Cornell's far-flung global presence includes the medical 
college's campuses 
on the Upper East Side of Manhattan and Doha, Qatar, as well as the new 
CornellNYC Tech campus 
to be built on Roosevelt Island in the heart of New York City.

Diversity and inclusion have been and continue to be a part of our heritage. 
Cornell University is a 
recognized EEO/AA employer and educator.


Re: [ECOLOG-L] Web Sites or Job Boards for Geneticists

2012-09-26 Thread karen golinski
Chris,

You could try the Canadian Society for Ecology and Evolution site
http://www.ecoevo.ca/en/jobs.htm and the EvolDir (Evolution Directory)
site http://evol.mcmaster.ca/brian/evoldir.html (scroll down for job
postings).

Karen

On Wed, Sep 26, 2012 at 9:11 AM, Christopher Brown cabr...@tntech.eduwrote:

 To all,



 This is a bit outside of ecology, but I'm hoping someone can help answer
 a question. Our department is in the process of looking for a geneticist
 (very broadly defined, so it could be population, molecular,
 developmental, etc.), and we plan on advertising in the usual places
 such as Science and CHE. We'd also like to post the advertisement on a
 site or job board more directly geared towards geneticists, but none of
 us on the committee know which site (or sites) would be best for this.
 Thus, if anyone has any suggestions for appropriate genetics society web
 sites and/or job boards, I'd appreciate hearing from you!



 CAB

 ***

 Chris Brown

 Associate Professor

 Dept. of Biology, Box 5063

 Tennessee Tech University

 Cookeville, TN  38505

 email: cabr...@tntech.edu

 website: iweb.tntech.edu/cabrown





-- 
G. Karen Golinski, PhD


[ECOLOG-L] Job Opportunity - US Department of Energy Biologist (Bioenergy Research Program Manager)

2012-09-26 Thread Stover, Daniel
Now posted on the Office of Science website is a new Biologist position for a 
program manager for the Bioenergy Research Centers.
http://science.energy.gov/about/jobs/
*
The Department of Energy, Office of Science, Office of Biological and 
Environmental Research, Biological Systems Science Division  is seeking a 
motivated and highly qualified individual to serve as a technical authority for 
research in the biological conversion of plant feed stocks to renewable 
bio-fuels associated with the DOE Bioenergy Research Centers (BRCs). The BRCs 
seek to accelerate transformational breakthroughs in basic science needed for 
the development of cost-effective, sustainable technologies to make production 
of cellulosic biofuels commercially viable on a national scale 
(http://genomicscience.energy.gov/centers/)
*
The announcement number for the open position is 12-DE-SC-HQ-019 (it's also 
listed for merit promotion)
https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/327469400


The position opens Thursday, September 27, and closes October 10.

Please direct any questions to the HR contact listed in the position 
description.

__
Daniel B. Stover, PhD
Program Manager, Terrestrial Ecosystem Sciences

Climate and Environmental Sciences Division
Office of Biological and Environmental Research
SC-23.1 / Germantown Building
U.S. Department of Energy
1000 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C.  20585
tel. 301-903-0289
fax. 301-903-8519
email:  daniel.sto...@science.doe.govmailto:gerald.geerna...@science.doe.gov
http://www.sc.doe.gov/ober/CESD_top.html

BER advances world-class biological and environmental research programs and 
scientific facilities for DOE missions in energy, environment, and basic 
research.


[ECOLOG-L] Job: Postdoctoral Associate - Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services

2012-09-26 Thread Doug Landis
The Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center (GLBRC) at Michigan State
University has an opening for an ecologist to investigate the consequences
of cellulosic bioenergy production systems for biodiversity and ecosystem
services.  The successful candidate will design and direct studies examining
the impacts of cellulosic biomass crops on insect biodiversity and ecosystem
services at the landscape scale.  In addition, the position will hold
responsibility for helping to coordinate a team of researchers examining
similar impacts on plant and microbial diversity. We are particularly
interested in applicants with excellent organizational and communication
skills and some combination of experience in landscape ecology, spatial
analysis, GIS, and evaluation of insect-mediated ecosystem services
including biological pest control or pollination.  A PhD degree in
Entomology, Ecology or a related discipline preferred.  A valid driver’s
license is required.  The position will be located in E. Lansing, Michigan
with frequent travel throughout the lower peninsula of Michigan. This is a
one year position with potential for renewal. Salary and benefits are highly
competitive. 

Applications should be submitted as a single pdf file and include a CV,
summary of relevant research experience, and names and contact information
for three professional references.  Review of applications will begin
November 1, 2012 and will continue until a suitable candidate is identified.
 Candidates able to start before April 1 are preferred.  Application
materials should be sent electronically to Douglas Landis (land...@msu.edu).
 More information about the GLBRC can be found at
www.greatlakesbioenergy.org/. MSU is an affirmative-action,
equal-opportunity employer. MSU is committed to achieving excellence through
cultural diversity. The university actively encourages applications and/or
nominations of women, persons of color, veterans and persons with disabilities.


[ECOLOG-L] FW: Harvard Sustainability Science Fellowship for doctoral, post-doc and mid-career fellows - due Jan 15

2012-09-26 Thread Cliff Duke
From: Dickson, Nancy [mailto:nancy_dick...@harvard.edu] 
Sent: Wednesday, September 19, 2012 10:11 AM
Subject: [sustsci_fellowships] Harvard Sustainability Science Fellowship for 
doctoral, post-doc and mid-career fellows - due Jan 15

I would be most grateful if you would circulate this fellowship announcement to 
potential candidates. Thank you.

Sustainability Science Fellowships at Harvard University
Doctoral, Post-doctoral, and Mid-career Fellowships
Due date for applications: January 15, 2013

The Sustainability Science Program at Harvard University invites applications 
for resident fellowships in sustainability science for the academic year 
beginning in September 2013. The fellowship competition is open to advanced 
doctoral and post-doctoral students, and to mid-career professionals engaged in 
research or practice to facilitate the design, implementation, and evaluation 
of effective interventions that promote sustainable development. Some of the 
most serious constraints to sustainable development lie in the interconnections 
among sectors: energy's growing need for water; the impacts of water use on 
human health; the competition for land among food, energy and conservation 
initiatives; and the cumulative impact of all sectoral initiatives on climate 
and other key environmental services.  A central challenge is to develop an 
integrated understanding of how sectoral initiatives for sustainability can 
compete with and complement one another in particular regional contexts. The 
2013-14 fellowship competition therefore focuses on regional initiatives 
pursing an integrated perspective on sustainable development in India, China 
and Brazil. It also includes a cross-cutting research initiative to integrate 
work focused on the theme of Innovation for Sustainable Development. Preference 
in this year's competition will be given to applicants whose proposals 
complement one or more of these four initiatives.  The Initiatives (see below), 
are led by Professors William Clark, Henry Lee, Paul Moorcroft, and Rohini 
Pande. The Program is also open, however, to strong proposals in any area of 
sustainability science.  In addition to general funds available to support this 
fellowship offering, special funding for the Giorgio Ruffolo Fellowships in 
Sustainability Science is available to support citizens of Italy, Brazil, 
China, India or developing countries who are therefore especially encouraged to 
apply. For more information on the fellowships application process see 

http://www.hks.harvard.edu/centers/mrcbg/programs/sustsci/fellowships. 

Applications are due January 15, 2013 and decisions will be announced by March 
2013.

Governance Innovations for Sustainable Development: Building Public-Private 
Partnerships in India
Faculty leader: Rohini Pande, Mohammed Kamal Professor of Public Policy
Project director: Michael Greenstone
Sustainable development, by its nature, requires government and private actors 
to work together. Externalities from rapid growth, such as the depletion of 
subsidized resources, widespread air and water pollution or unsustainable 
energy use, arise from a joint failure of government and industry to create an 
economy where the most profitable action is also best socially. The India 
Initiative will address sustainability problems in India of both national and 
global import. The motivation for this research program is to work with 
governments to channel the enterprising potential of the private sector to 
correct such externalities. The research will address questions in sustainable 
environmental regulation and provide evidence on how public-private 
partnerships can contribute to solving existing challenges. We focus on three 
research areas. First, existing environmental regulations are weakly enforced 
by possibly under-resourced regulators, leading to poor environmental quality. 
Second, traditional regulations, even if strengthened, are not the right tools 
to address many of India's pollution problems. Third, from the perspective of 
sustainability of resource use, India's inefficient and rapidly growing energy 
consumption threatens to undermine its own development by contributing to 
global climate change. The research team is partnering with government and 
private institutions in order to conduct field trials of innovative 
environmental policies to provide rigorous evidence on the impact of these 
policies for sustainable development. Doctoral, post-doctoral, and mid-career 
candidates are encouraged to apply.

Sustainable Development of the Energy Sector in China: Challenges and Options 
Faculty leader: Henry Lee, Jassim M. Jaidah Director, Environment and Natural 
Resources Program
Project directors: Edward Cunningham, Laura Diaz Anadon, Venkatesh Narayanamurti
The China Initiative addresses the environmental implications of energy 
policies in China and explores how China can manage these implications. Fellows 
work to identify and promote policies that 

[ECOLOG-L] Coastal marsh birds and climate change - MS opportunity

2012-09-26 Thread Kyle Barrett
The School of Agricultural, Forest, and Environmental Sciences at Clemson
University has an opening for an MS-seeking student starting in the spring
or fall semester of 2013. The student will work on a fully-funded project
assessing the vulnerability of coastal marsh birds to large-scale
environmental stressors such as development, habitat fragmentation, and sea
level rise. This project will involve extensive field work and related
travel along the Georgia and South Carolina coast.
 
Qualifications: The successful applicant will be motivated and have a proven
ability to generate high-quality work in an unsupervised environment. S/he
should have excellent writing and communication skills and an interest in
working cooperatively. Previous experience with field work is required and
the ability (or a proven ability to learn) to ID bird species of the
Atlantic coast is desired. Minimum academic requirements are a BS degree in
wildlife, biology, or related field, a 3.0 GPA, and a combined verbal +
quantitative GRE score of 314 or higher. 

For additional information please send a CV and letter of application (which
should include a description of experiences, skills, and interest in this
project) to Dr. Kyle Barrett (rbar...@clemson.edu). Review of applications
will begin immediately, and competitive candidates will be invited to submit
a full application. The search will remain open until a suitable candidate
is found. Additional information about the Barrett Lab at Clemson can be
found at https://sites.google.com/site/clemsonbarrettlab/.

Clemson University is ranked nationally as a top-25 public university.
Clemson is situated in the Piedmont of South Carolina, and offers easy
access to many outdoor recreational opportunities. Please visit the
University’s website (www.clemson.edu) for more info. Clemson University is
an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer and does not
discriminate against any individual or group of individuals on the basis of
age, color, disability, gender, national origin, race, religion, sexual
orientation or veteran status.


[ECOLOG-L] Vertebrate Support Technician opening

2012-09-26 Thread Ted Stankowich
Instructional Support Technician
Vertebrate Biology
Position open

Salary
The salary range for this classification is $3,698 to $5,546 per month. 
Starting salary may be set as high as $4,160 per month based on experience.

Biological Sciences
https://my.cms.csulb.edu/psp/pa91prd/EMPLOYEE/SA/c/HRS_HRAM.HRS_CE.GBL?
FolderPath=PORTAL_ROOT_OBJECT.HR_JOBS_EXTIsFolder=falseIgnoreParamTempl=Fo
lderPath%2cIsFolder

Full Time, 40 hours/week. Must be able to work variable hours.

Position Description
Curates the vertebrate and insect collections of the Department of 
Biological Sciences. Makes the collections available for appropriate non-
destructive uses in teaching and research. Sets up laboratory exercises for 
the vertebrate and entomological courses. Provides technical support for all 
faculty members who use these collections in teaching and research.

Knowledge, Skills  Abilities
Ability to curate and maintain a diversity of vertebrate collections. 
Ability to compile and maintain a collection database. Ability to 
communicate effectively in a professional manner both verbally and in 
writing. Sufficient manual dexterity and proficiency with small tools to 
prepare specimens. Ability to communicate with an ethnically and culturally 
diverse campus community. Ability to follow all university policies, 
procedures, and guidelines including but not limited to safety, civility, 
information security, and non-discrimination policies and procedures. 
Ability to contribute to a positive university experience for each and every 
student, and assist in achieving the university's commitment to a vision of 
excellence.

Education and Experience
Equivalent to three years of academic or professional laboratory experience 
in vertebrate biology required. BA or BS degree in biological sciences 
preferred. Additional experience in entomology preferred. Experience 
preparing specimens for museum collections is desirable.

Application Deadline
October 19, 2012

Equal Employment Opportunity
The university is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate 
against persons on the basis of age, disability, disabled veteran or 
Vietnam-era veteran status, gender, marital status, national origin, race, 
religion' sexual orientation or any other protected status.

Benefits
Excellent benefits through CalPERS (health, vision, dental), tuition fee 
waiver, generous vacation and sick leave, and 14 paid holidays each year.

[ECOLOG-L] Visualizing functional diversity

2012-09-26 Thread Katharine Miller
Hello,

I have used Rao's quadratic entropy to evaluate functional diversity between
a number of estuaries for which I also have a GIS database.  I would like to
be able to visualize which sites are more functionally similar across the
region to evaluate patterns in dispersal, etc.  

I know it is possible to use the pairwise functional beta diversity values
as a distance matrix in a Mantel test or multivariate regression on
distances matrices (MRM) when comparing functional diversity to, for
example, environmental data.  Would it also be appropriate to use these
values in a PAM or other clustering method to identify estuaries that are
more/less similar in functional diversity?

This is likely to sound like a very naive question, but I have done an
extensive literature search and have not found where this has been done
before  - perhaps because it is a bad idea for other reasons?

Any insights and/or references on this approach would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you


[ECOLOG-L] MS student opening, Shrubland ecology

2012-09-26 Thread Kari Veblen
I am recruiting a student interested in pursuing an MS in ecology at Utah
State University. The project, conducted in collaboration with the USDA-ARS,
is aimed at increasing our understanding of shrubland ecology and developing
shrubland management guidelines for northern Utah.  The project includes
replicated plot-level and landscape-scale treatments and is based on the
ecological site framework developed by the NRCS (
http://esis.sc.egov.usda.gov/ESIS/About.aspx
http://esis.sc.egov.usda.gov/ESIS/About.aspx).  The candidate will be
responsible for conducting his/her own independent field project that
complements the overall project goals and assisting in development of
shrubland management guidelines. 

Utah State University has a strong natural resources program, and its
location in the beautiful Cache Valley provides easy access to world class
outdoor recreation.  Students can earn degrees through the Department of
Wildland Resources  http://www.cnr.usu.edu/ http://www.cnr.usu.edu/ or the
Ecology Center ( http://www.usu.edu/ecology/ http://www.usu.edu/ecology/).

 

Students should have a degree in ecology, biology, soil science, natural
resources, or a related field.  Past field experience and evidence of
excellent written communication skills are required. It is vital that the
candidate be able to work effectively both independently and as part of a
field team. Minimum requirements for entry into USU's Graduate Program are a
cumulative 3.0 GPA and 1100 combined GRE scores

 

Potential students should send 1) a letter of interest and qualifications,
2) CV, 3) unofficial transcripts, 4) GRE scores, and 5) contact information
for three references to Dr. Kari E. Veblen ( mailto:kari.veb...@usu.edu
kari.veb...@usu.edu). Anticipated start date is Jan, 2013.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the
position is filled.

 

***

Kari E. Veblen

Assistant Professor

Dept. of Wildland Resources

Utah State University

5230 Old Main Hill

Logan, UT 84322-5230

 

(435) 797-3970  

kari.veb...@usu.edu

 

 

 

 


[ECOLOG-L] Job Vacany University of Otago - Lecturer in Ecology of Freshwater Systems (Confirmation Path)

2012-09-26 Thread Abby Yeates
Lecturer in Ecology of Freshwater Systems (Confirmation Path)
DEPARTMENT OF ZOOLOGY
Te Tari Matai Kararehe

Applications are invited from ecologists to teach ecology and zoology at 
undergraduate and postgraduate levels and to develop a strong research 
programme in some aspect of the ecology of freshwater systems. 
Applications are especially welcomed from those with expertise in 
invertebrate biology. The Department of Zoology has a strong reputation in 
whole-organism biology, with research strengths in areas including 
conservation genetics, evolutionary parasitology, environmental 
physiology, wildlife management, neurobiology and statistical modelling, 
as well as in molecular, population, community, behavioural and 
quantitative ecology.

The position will be offered as a Confirmation Path (Tenure Track) 
position at the level of Lecturer (equivalent to Assistant Professor in 
the North American system). An appointment at Senior Lecturer Level may be 
considered. The successful candidate is expected to take up duties by 1 
June 2013.

The Department is committed to diversity in staffing. We encourage 
applications from women, Maori and other under-represented groups, and are 
willing to discuss flexible arrangements to support this.

Further information may be obtained from: www.otago.ac.nz/zoology

Specific enquiries may be directed to Associate Professor Alison Cree, 
Head of Department. Tel 64 3 479 7482, Email alison.c...@otago.ac.nz

Applications quoting reference number 1201216 close on Wednesday, 31 
October 2012.


APPLICATION INFORMATION

To see a full job description and to apply online go to: 
www.otago.ac.nz/jobs

Equal opportunity in employment is University policy.

E tautoko ana Te Whare Wananga o Otago i te kaupapa whakaorite whiwhinga 
mahi.