Dana, I highly recommend Educational Perspectives from Chicago. They are certified and do a thorough job. Here is a link to their website: http://www.edperspective.org/ Anna Wachnicka, PhD Research Associate Southeast Environmental Research Center Florida International University University Park OE 148 11200 SW 8th Street Miami, Florida 33199 Phone: 305-348-1876 Fax: 305-348-4096 http://www2.fiu.edu/~wachnick/ From: Ecological Society of America: grants, jobs, news [ECOLOG-L@LISTSERV.UMD.EDU] on behalf of Dana Reimer [drei...@hunter.cuny.edu] Sent: Tuesday, June 18, 2013 11:21 PM To: ECOLOG-L@LISTSERV.UMD.EDU Subject: [ECOLOG-L] Evlauation of foreign educational credentials Ecologers: a student I know is eager to have her foreign educational credentials (PhD in Geochemistry) evaluated so that she can apply for jobs in the United States. Can anyone recommend an ethical agency (or agencies) that does this kind of work in the sciences? Dana G. Reimer Assistant to Chair Department of Geography Hunter College, CUNY 695 Park Avenue New York, NY 10065
Dear colleagues, We would like to draw your attention to the MCED award for ecological modeling. The award was announced in 2011 for the first time. Young modelers can apply, who finished their bachelor, masters, or PhD degree within the last 3 years. The best nominee will win *500 EUR* (currently about 650$), the following prizes will be MCED textbooks. The intention of the award is to foster the development and application of modern ecological modeling methods that can help to expand the understanding of complex ecological dynamics. With this focus, the MCED award follows the eponymous textbook for ecological modeling which has been published by Springer Publishing House and which provides a curriculum for ecological modeling for students, either for a university course or for self-learning. The MCED editors together with Springer Publishing House invite young ecologists who: - analyze ecological phenomena using ecological modeling approaches in an innovative way. - apply new modelling methods and techniques and thereby contribute to applied or theoretical ecology - use modelling frameworks to bridge the gap between basic science and application enhance the understanding of complex ecological processes and dynamics As application, please mail-in the form which is available on www.mced-ecology.org under the section award. A committee, formed by the editors, the president of the GfÖ and representatives of the GfÖ Young Modelers Group will decide on the submitted proposals by end of August.The award ceremony will be held during the next GfÖ-Conference in Potsdam. Detailed information on how to apply and what conditions must be fulfilled can be accessed under http://www.mced-ecology.org/?page_id=941 . Please note, that applications must be mailed in by August 10th 2013 at the latest to aw...@mced-ecology.org best, Hauke Reuter, Fred Jopp and Broder Breckling -- PD Dr. Hauke Reuter Dept. Ecological Modelling Leibniz Center for Tropical Marine Ecology (ZMT) Fahrenheitstrasse 6, 28359 Bremen, Germany Tel: XX49 421-23800-58, Fax: -30 www.zmt-bremen.de -- Leibniz-Zentrum für Marine Tropenökologie (ZMT) GmbH Sitz der Gesellschaft: Bremen, Registergericht: Amtsgericht Bremen Handelsreg. Nr. HRB 25746 HB, St-Nr 71/607/12036, USt-IdNr DE 266278207 Vorsitzender des Aufsichtsrates: Dr. Walter Dörhage Geschäftsführerin: Prof. Dr. Hildegard Westphal
World Education Services - http://www.wes.org/ Noel Aloysius On Tue, Jun 18, 2013 at 11:21 PM, Dana Reimer drei...@hunter.cuny.eduwrote: Ecologers: a student I know is eager to have her foreign educational credentials (PhD in Geochemistry) evaluated so that she can apply for jobs in the United States. Can anyone recommend an ethical agency (or agencies) that does this kind of work in the sciences? Dana G. Reimer Assistant to Chair Department of Geography Hunter College, CUNY 695 Park Avenue New York, NY 10065
Dana, She could try World Education Services. They did a competent evaluation of my transcripts (Canada). http://www.wes.org/fees/evaltypes.asp Karen On Tue, Jun 18, 2013 at 9:21 PM, Dana Reimer drei...@hunter.cuny.eduwrote: Ecologers: a student I know is eager to have her foreign educational credentials (PhD in Geochemistry) evaluated so that she can apply for jobs in the United States. Can anyone recommend an ethical agency (or agencies) that does this kind of work in the sciences? Dana G. Reimer Assistant to Chair Department of Geography Hunter College, CUNY 695 Park Avenue New York, NY 10065 -- G. Karen Golinski, PhD
Organization: California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) Title: ENVIRONMENTAL PLANNER (NATURAL SCIENCES) Salary: $3,106.00 - $4,670.00 Posted: 06/17/13 Job Description: Under the general supervision of a Senior Environmental Planner, the Environmental Planner (Natural Sciences) will conduct or oversee construction monitoring activities, assist in the design, development and recommendation of mitigation measures to avoid, reduce or compensate for impacts to biotic resources, assist in the preparation of permits or amendments, and assist with the research and development of reports to inventory, identify and analyze vegetation and wildlife. To be considered for this vacancy you must have transfer eligibility based on present or past state civil service eligibility, or passed an exam for this classification. Associate Environmental Planner or Associate Environmental Planner (Natural Sciences) classifications will also be considered. To learn how to become a civil service employee, visit the State Personnel Board’s website: www.spb.ca.gov Exam Link: http://www.dot.ca.gov/hq/jobs/recruit/envplnr.html Applications will be screened for the most qualified candidates. PLEASE NOTE: Possession of minimum qualifications will be verified prior to interview and/or appointment. How to Apply: Visit Careers in California Government website at: www.jobs.ca.gov. Take the Environmental Planner (NS) or Associate Environmental Planner online exam. Once you have passed the exam and are on the list, download the application at this site. Submit your completed and signed State Application (Std. 678) to: Caltrans, P.O. Box 23660, Oakland, CA 94623 Attn: Carie S. Montero MS 8 Additional Information: Working Title: Environmental Planner (Natural Sciences) Position Number: 904 - 138 - 4635 - Will also consider hiring a(n): ASSOCIATE ENVIRONMENTAL PLANNER (NATURAL SCIENCES) $4,619.00 - $5,616.00 ASSOCIATE ENVIRONMENTAL PLANNER $4,619.00 - $5,616.00 Location: Caltrans District 4, Oakland County: ALAMEDA Timebase: Full Time Tenure: Permanent month(s) Final Filing Date: Until Filled Department Link: http://www.dot.ca.gov Contact Unit/Address: Carie S. Montero Office of Biological Sciences and Permits 111 Grand Ave. Oakland, Ca 94612 (510)286-5636 carie_mont...@dot.ca.gov
Illinois Natural History Survey, Illinois River Biological Station, Havana IL Post-doc project description: Assess the comparability of navigable river sampling methods, and 2) assess spatial or temporal patterns and trends among species and between habitats over multiple years. Peer-reviewed publication of results is an expectation. Weblink: full job description and application process at (http://wwx.inhs.illinois.edu/opportunities/post-doctoral/) Minimum Qualifications: Applicants must clearly demonstrate ability with a quantitative/statistical tools. Must have obtained Ph.D. by the date of hire and within the last five years. Salary: 42,000/yr + benefits, conference support Closing Date: July 30, 2013 and continue until a suitable candidate has been identified. Contact/Email: For technical questions contact Dr. Casper (afcas...@illinois.edu).
Hello, I am looking for funding for a PhD to search for anticancer compounds within sea slugs. My host university and advisor would be at the University of the Philippines, Diliman. I am a US citizen and will be done my Masters in marine biology sometime between the end of August and early October. Does anyone know of any grants or fellowships I could apply for this type of research other than the NIH graduate fellowship (F31)? My GRE scores have expired. I am looking for grants and fellowships that do not require the GRE. I do not qualify for the NSF Graduate Fellowship since I already will have a Masters degree. Any help and suggestions for funding opportunities would be greatly appreciated! Thanks. On Wed, Nov 28, 2012 at 10:30 AM, David Inouye ino...@umd.edu wrote: Volunteer Divers in Marine Protected Areas (Philippines), March/April 2013 Project Seahorse and its NGO partner in the Philippines are seeking volunteer, certified SCUBA divers (minimum 15 logged dives) who are interested in participating in a long-term monitoring program for marine protected areas (MPAs) in northern Bohol, Philippines. The surveys are conducted biannually, one in the dry season (March/April) and one in the wet season (Sept/Oct). An eight-week commitment is required comprising approximately two weeks of training and six weeks of survey work. Surveys are easily influenced by weather and other unpredictable events, so the duration of the fieldwork may vary. If completed quickly, volunteers will be asked to assist with other conservation work, such as data encoding or assisting with other biological field programs. Download an application in http://seahorse.fisheries.** ubc.ca/sites/seahorse.**fisheries.ubc.ca/files/**uploads/documents/pdfs/** volunteer-application2011.pdfhttp://seahorse.fisheries.ubc.ca/sites/seahorse.fisheries.ubc.ca/files/uploads/documents/pdfs/volunteer-application2011.pdf **pdf or http://seahorse.fisheries.**ubc.ca/sites/seahorse.** fisheries.ubc.ca/files/**uploads/documents/pdfs/** volunteer-application2011.dochttp://seahorse.fisheries.ubc.ca/sites/seahorse.fisheries.ubc.ca/files/uploads/documents/pdfs/volunteer-application2011.doc **Word format. The application deadline for the March/April survey has been extended to Dec. 15, 2012. Please email your application to Angelie Nellas at mailto:a.nellas@**projectseahorse.orga.nel...@projectseahorse.org a.nellas@**projectseahorse.org a.nel...@projectseahorse.org. For more information, visit http://seahorse.fisheries.**ubc.ca/volunteerhttp://seahorse.fisheries.ubc.ca/volunteer http://**seahorse.fisheries.ubc.ca/**volunteerhttp://seahorse.fisheries.ubc.ca/volunteer . About Project Seahorse Project Seahorse is a marine conservation organisation based at the University of British Columbia, Canada and the Zoological Society of London. We are committed to the conservation and sustainable use of the world’s coastal marine ecosystems. We generate cutting-edge research and turn our findings into highly effective conservation interventions often in collaboration with other researchers, governments, and local communities. Led by Dr. Amanda Vincent and Dr. Heather Koldewey, global experts on seahorse conservation, Project Seahorse has been recognized with many http://seahorse.fisheries.**ubc.ca/who-we-are/**achievements-awardshttp://seahorse.fisheries.ubc.ca/who-we-are/achievements-awards **international awards and honours, including the Rolex Award for Enterprise and the Whitley Award in Animal Conservation -- Carissa Shipman Graduate Assistant in Public Programs Biology Department San Francisco State University c/o Dr. Terrence Gosliner California Academy of Sciences 55 Music Concourse Dr Golden Gate Park San Francisco, CA 94118 267-210-5659
[ECOLOG-L] Postdoctoral Position in Public Participation in Digitization of Biodiversity Collections
Posting for Austin Mast... Dear Colleagues, I would be grateful if you would forward this on to any potential candidates. Thanks! Postdoctoral Position in Public Participation in Digitization of Biodiversity Collections A postdoctoral position is available with iDigBio in the research group of Austin Mast (Department of Biological Science, Florida State University; http://www.bio.fsu.edu/faculty-mast.php) to study engagement of the public in the digitization of biodiversity research collections, produce best practice and standards documents related to this in collaboration with relevant stakeholders, and assist in the design of interoperability between the iDigBio portal/cloud, public participation tools, and public participation content management systems. iDigBio (www.idigbio.org) is the central resource for NSF's Advancing Digitization of Biodiversity Collections Program (ADBC), and it is located at the University of Florida and Florida State University. There are approximately 1 billion biodiversity specimens at US institutions, but only about 10% of these are digitized (e.g., databased, georeferenced, and/or digitally imaged). ADBC is funding large-scale, collaborative digitization by thematic collection networks (TCNs) focused on particular research themes. Seven TCNs involving 134 institutions have been funded to date, with more to be announced in July. Among other activities, iDigBio is overseeing implementation of standards and best practices for digitization in this community and developing a cloud environment for existing and future digital content about biodiversity specimens and a portal to it. A Ph.D. in a relevant field (e.g., biodiversity research, biodiversity informatics) is required, as is demonstration of (1) familiarity with biodiversity collections and some aspect of their digitization, (2) familiarity with (or interest to learn) relevant principles of informatics, (3) successful collaboration and time management skills, and (4) successful written and oral communication skills. The postdoctoral scholar will be expected to interact positively and productively with a wide range of people (more so than in many other postdoctoral positions), including other members of iDigBio, members of the large ADBC community (e.g., in working groups and workshops), software developers working on digitization tools, other members of the citizen science community, and members of the public. Annual salary starts at $40,000, and the position is expected to be for two years. It is based in Tallahassee, Florida, a small state capital bordered on the south and west by the Apalachicola National Forest and on the north by the historical hunting plantations of the Red Hills Region. White-sand beaches, clear freshwater springs, and hiking and biking trails are within easy driving distances of town. The region is one of North America's biotic hotspots. To apply, send a cover letter and CV with contact information for three references in a single pdf file to Austin Mast (am...@bio.fsu.edu). In the cover letter, please cite past activities that demonstrate each of (1) through (4) above as well as provide the date on which you could start the position and a paragraph or two on your long-term career goals and how you see this position fitting into them. Applications will be considered beginning on July 8 until the position is filled. Florida State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. With best regards, Austin Austin Mast Associate Professor Director of the Robert K. Godfrey Herbarium Associate Editor, Systematic Biology and Systematic Botany Member of the Steering Committee of iDigBio, The National Resource for Advancing Digitization of Biodiversity Collections Department of Biological Science 319 Stadium Drive Florida State University Tallahassee, FL 32306-4295 U.S.A. Office: King Life Science Building, room 4065 Lab: King Life Science Building, rooms 4068 and 4084 Herbarium: Biological Science Unit One, room 100 Voice: 1 (850) 645-1500 Fax: 1 (850) 645-8447 am...@bio.fsu.edu
We are preparing to fill a permanent full-time (PFT) position in Corvallis, Oregon. The performance level of this Research Ecologist/Forester is GS-0408/0460-13/14/15. Below are the links to the vacancy announcement in USA Jobs. The Merit Promotion announcement is open to status eligibles - This announcement is open to current permanent federal employees with competitive status, reinstatement eligibles, persons with disabilities, VEOA eligibles, certain military spouses, 30% or more disabled veterans, former Peace Corps or VISTA volunteers, CTAP and ICTAP eligibles, and Farm Service Agency permanent employees of county committees. (Merit Promotion)- 13-2669-0243G-CAP https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/345807100 The DEMO announcement is open to all US citizens. (DEMO)- 13-2669-0243DP-CAP https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/345806900 ___ Hans-Erik Andersen, PhD Team Leader, Vegetation Monitoring and Remote Sensing (VMaRS) Resource Monitoring and Assessment/Forest Inventory and Analysis USDA Forest Service Pacific Northwest Research Station University of Washington Anderson Hall, Room 107 (Express Mail drop-off) P.O. Box 352100 Seattle, WA 98195-2100 office tel: 206-221-9034tel:206-221-9034, office fax: 206-685-0790tel:206-685-0790, cell: 907-317-4227 e-mail: hander...@fs.fed.usmailto:hander...@fs.fed.us web profile: http://www.fs.fed.us/pnw/scientists/handersen.shtml This electronic message contains information generated by the USDA solely for the intended recipients. Any unauthorized interception of this message or the use or disclosure of the information it contains may violate the law and subject the violator to civil or criminal penalties. If you believe you have received this message in error, please notify the sender and delete the email immediately.
There is still time to submit pictures of your art for this years ESA SS EcoArt Festival! The EcoArt festival is a display of ecologically themed art (or art by ecologically minded individuals) that takes place every year at the ESA conference. This year we will be combining the art festival with music at the ESA Special Session called An Evening of Art and Music, which will take place Monday, August 5, 2013 from 8 -10pm. Because transporting art to Minneapolis may be difficult for most conference attendees, pictures of the art will be projected as musicians perform at an open-mic. If have artwork of any sort (such as paintings, sculptures, photographs, videos, etc.) with an ecological focus please send in electronic photos of your work for the show. The pictures will be projected at the ESA Special Session and displayed before the event on the ESA SS Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/groups/esa.student.section/?fref=ts). The ESA Student Section will also be awarding prizes for the images with the most FB likes. Send all images to Jessica Shade at sh...@berkeley.edu, along with your name, the name of the artwork, and the media used. For more information about the show please see our website at http://www.esa.org/students/section/node/464. We will be accepting submissions until the end of June. For those of you who dont submit anything but are appreciators of art, we welcome you to look at the submissions on our Facebook page and to come to the Special Session on Aug 5th for the show!
I am seeking a M.S. student interested in studying movements and habitat use of snowshoe hare in northern Pennsylvania in response to habitat management activities. The range of snowshoe hare in Pennsylvania is contracting, likely due to climate change. The Pennsylvania Game Commission is interested in learning how to increase the resiliency of hare populations in the face of increasing winter temperatures and reduced snowfall. Funding is available for a student to begin in August 2013. Project is fully funded at a Grade 12, half-time assistantship (approx $23,000/yr) with health benefits. Applications will be reviewed as they are received. Qualifications and How to Apply: B.S. degree in a natural resource discipline and GRE scores 60th percentile. Desirable skills in an applicant include the ability to work in adverse conditions, supervise and inspire technicians, and be well organized to oversee data collection between 2 study areas. Quantitative skills and experience with use of GIS/GPS technology necessary. Please send a cover letter describing your research interests (please indicate your GRE scores), CV, and unofficial copies of transcripts to ddiefenb...@psu.edu. Please include contact information for 3 references. -- Duane R. Diefenbach, Ph.D. Leader and Adjunct Professor of Wildlife Ecology U.S. Geological Survey Pennsylvania Cooperative Fish Wildlife Research Unit Pennsylvania State University 404 Forest Resources Bldg University Park, PA 16802 814-865-3992 (phone) 814-863-4710 (fax) ddiefenb...@psu.edu http://www.coopunits.org
The Canadian Institute of Ecology and Evolution (CIEE1) seeks proposals for Thematic Programs (Working Groups) to be staged over the following 12 months. Thematic Program proposals should outline a plan to address significant questions in ecology and evolution through synthesis and integration of existing data (e.g., quantitative research synthesis, compilation and meta-analysis of existing data sets, etc.) Program applicant(s) will define the project or course scope, schedule meeting dates, prepare a budget, and submit a final report to the CIEE. The proposals will also oversee prompt publication of project results. Working group meetings can be held at any location in Canada, however preference will be given to meetings hosted at member organizations. In addition, the CIEE provides facilities and logistic support at the Synthesis Centre of the Institute of Environmental Change and Society (IECS), in the University of Regina. These 6,500 sq-ft new research facilities include dedicated meeting facilities, break-out rooms, a microcomputer laboratory, and on-campus housing, and are available every year from May to September. Application Procedures: Proposals can be submitted in either official language and should be comprised of the following: 1. A cover page including the project title, name and complete contact information for the organizer(s), and project summary (Max. 300 words), suitable for public circulation. 2. A one-page, single-spaced narrative that includes: an introduction to the project goals; description of the activities, and as appropriate, the source of the data to be synthesized and methods of analysis; IT needs; expected outcome(s); importance to Canada. 3. A list of participants, with a brief summary of their expertise. Programs should involve 10 to 15 participants, including one or more graduate students. Indicate which individuals have committed to the project and which are potential participants. 4. A budget including logistics and transportation. In the past, working groups were awarded with $10,000 to $17,000 grants. 5. A copy of NSERC’s Form 100 or equivalent for the organizer(s). Submit the full proposal as a pdf file by 16 August 2013 to: ciee-i...@uregina.ca. Suggestions: Proposals should be clear and concise about project goals, procedures and anticipated outcomes. The CIEE is a national organization; organizers should aim for geographic diversity and gender balance among the participants. Foreign participants are welcome. Applicants are encouraged to contact the CIEE director, Peter Leavitt, and the Assistant Director, Diego Steinaker (ciee-i...@uregina.ca) with any questions, including those on content, budget and facilities. Peter R. Leavitt Director, Canadian Institute of Ecology and Evolution 1 The Canadian Institute of Ecology and Evolution/Institut canadienne d’ecologie et d’evolution (CIEE/ICEE) is a consortium of Canadian institutions with the mission of expanding and accelerating scientific discovery on the natural environment and its contributions to the well-being. The CIEE extracts significant added value from Canada’s research investment through programs that bring together top scientists working on diverse systems to pool data and do the higher level analyses that can resolve uncertainties, reveal novel insights, and identify promising new areas of inquiry. Its training programs aim to prepare the generation of scientists who will be called upon to address our most vexing environmental problems. In short, the CIEE accelerates scientific progress through programs that synthesize current knowledge and develop our future leaders. For more details on CIEE programs and activities, please visit our website at www.ciee-icee.com.
My name is Evan Eifler. With my project partners we have developed a conservation and photography project to help increase scientific understanding and local awareness of a critically endangered ecosystem within the richest floral kingdom on Earth in South Africa. It is a very well-rounded project and will benefit a wide range of people and species. We have been struggling with funding so I am reaching out to this community for help. Please Please consider donating or forwarding the project to your personal contacts - which doesn't cost a thing! Check out our project page with lots of information and photos - http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1929410349/recognizing-the-renosterveld Also check out our project featured in the online edition of GOOD Magazine - http://www.good.is/posts/what-does-it-take-to-preserve-the-most-biodiverse- floral-kingdom-on-earth The project is great in theory, but it needs additional donations over the next 11 days if it is going to make the impact it is designed to! I appreciate any help you're willing to give, Evan
There is also the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (http://www.naces.org/members.htm). You need to check out each member carefully - there is a *wide* range of services (degree validation to course by course evaluations and translations), prices ($80-$200+) and time scales (2 days- 2 weeks). I used Education International, which was the cheapest and the fastest, but he has a restricted list of services and countries he works with. Cheers, Leslie New, PhD Date: Wed, 19 Jun 2013 06:49:06 -0600 From: golinski.li...@gmail.com Subject: Re: [ECOLOG-L] Evlauation of foreign educational credentials To: ECOLOG-L@LISTSERV.UMD.EDU Dana, She could try World Education Services. They did a competent evaluation of my transcripts (Canada). http://www.wes.org/fees/evaltypes.asp Karen On Tue, Jun 18, 2013 at 9:21 PM, Dana Reimer drei...@hunter.cuny.eduwrote: Ecologers: a student I know is eager to have her foreign educational credentials (PhD in Geochemistry) evaluated so that she can apply for jobs in the United States. Can anyone recommend an ethical agency (or agencies) that does this kind of work in the sciences? Dana G. Reimer Assistant to Chair Department of Geography Hunter College, CUNY 695 Park Avenue New York, NY 10065 -- G. Karen Golinski, PhD
The most successful model for the restoration of ecologically disrupted land in South Africa has been the conversion of farm and ranch land to hunting ranches, and it would seem that that model would be the best approach toward the restoration of the renosterveld, which once provided habitat for many of the RSA's rich diversity of game species. � Original Message Subject: [ECOLOG-L] Help Support the Preservation of the Richest Floral Kingdom on Earth! From: Evan Eifler eeif...@wisc.edu Date: Wed, June 19, 2013 9:07 pm To: ECOLOG-L@LISTSERV.UMD.EDU -- My name is Evan Eifler. With my project partners we have developed a conservation and photography project to help increase scientific understanding and local awareness of a critically endangered ecosystem within the richest floral kingdom on Earth in South Africa. It is a very well-rounded project and will benefit a wide range of people and species. We have been struggling with funding so I am reaching out to this community for help. Please Please consider donating or forwarding the project to your personal contacts - which doesn't cost a thing! Check out our project page with lots of information and photos - http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1929410349/recognizing-the-renosterveld Also check out our project featured in the online edition of GOOD Magazine - http://www.good.is/posts/what-does-it-take-to-preserve-the-most-biodiverse- floral-kingdom-on-earth The project is great in theory, but it needs additional donations over the next 11 days if it is going to make the impact it is designed to! I appreciate any help you're willing to give, Evan