Re: [ECOLOG-L] Built in GPS unit in Point and shoot cameras (2)

2015-05-04 Thread Martin Obrist
Jacob

I own a Canon Powershot S100 camera with built in GPS. I think it is not 
available anymore, but I assume the newer cameras have similar systems built 
in, Picture quality is excellent, setting options too. GPS accuracy is quite 
good (few meters, if I compare locations on GIS), once the camera finds its 
position. Status of the GPS locating is indicated on the screen. You can even 
set the camera to log your track, without taking shots - but see comments 
below. Two points on top of the comments of Malcolm are to be considered:
- Finding a satellite fix for an accurate position can be painstakingly slow 
with the camera. I literally wait for several minutes, after having moved for 
long distances. That may have to do with resyncing the satellite almanach, but 
nevertheless slows your work.
- GPS operation is power hungry. You may want to take additional batteries 
(plural) into the field. It will burn your charge considerably quicker, if you 
use the track-logging mode mentioned above.

Regards

Martin


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 Date:Sun, 3 May 2015 14:52:48 -0400
 From:=?windows-1252?Q?Jacob_Hadle?= jjha...@gmail.com
 Subject: Built in GPS unit in Point and shoot cameras
 
 Hello,
 
 I have a question for those of you who are familiar with point and shoot=20=
 
 digital cameras that have built-in GPS units. A project I have acquired=20=
 
 this summer involves a plant inventory on a ~7,000 acres site (open and=20=
 
 dense canopy areas). In part, the protocol requires us to take a picture=20=
 
 of each plant species and document their latitude and longitude=20
 coordinates. To optimizes my time effectively, using a camera that=20
 geotags each picture would seem to work well.=20=20
 
 The main interests I have in the point and shoot camera in not so much=20=
 
 how the quality the picture takes, but how accurate the camera will pick=20=
 
 up coordinates. I have spent a considerable amount of time online, and=20=
 
 calling local camera stores researching which point and shoot camera=20
 would have the best GPS quality; however, I have found very little=20
 information about the accuracy and performance in these built-in GPS=20
 units. I am currently looking into the Canon PowerShot D20 or the Ricoh=20=
 
 G700 SE-M.
 
 If anyone has experience using digital cameras with built-in GPS units=20=
 
 in the field, I would truly appreciate your thoughts.=20
 
 Most grateful,
 
 Jacob

  Dr. Martin K. Obrist^v^
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   Swiss Federal Research Institute WSL
   Biodiversity and Conservation Biology
   CH-8903 Birmensdorf, Switzerland
   MG D 52phone: ++41 44 739 24 66fax: ++41 44 739 22 15 
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Re: [ECOLOG-L] guidance on editor conduct

2015-05-04 Thread Bob O'Hara

On 02/05/15 19:07, Robert Stevenson wrote:

Dear All

Occasionally editors do a poor job of managing the review process for a paper 
submitted to a scientific journal - the number of reviews is inadequate, the 
reviews themselves seem to be based on biased opinion rather than objective 
criticism, etc.

This can make it difficult for the paper to get a fair evaluation and/or it can 
be a misunderstanding by the author of the explicit or cultural scope of the 
journal

A quick google search did not turn up any general guide lines or code of 
conduct for editors.  Can anyone point me to documents that describes the 
implicit trust, roles and responsibilities in the author-editor-reviewer 
exchanges.
You've already been pointed to COPE, which is an excellent resource (and 
a great tie suck if you get caught in the case studies).


Irene Hames' book Peer Review and Manuscript Management in Scientific 
Journals is good if you want more detail:

http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/book/10.1002/9780470750803
Appendix I is a checklist of what to do (and not do!), and is free 
online, from the link.


Bob

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Biodiversity and Climate Research Centre
Senckenberganlage 25
D-60325 Frankfurt am Main,
Germany

Tel: +49 69 7542 1863
Mobile: +49 1515 888 5440
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[ECOLOG-L] Field technician position in forest ecology - Yale/Ohio State

2015-05-04 Thread Stephen Murphy
Hello,

A summer volunteer position is available to work on a project on forest
regeneration dynamics in southwestern Pennsylvania. We have a large plot
network that is being used to assess the impacts of white-tailed deer, soil
resource gradients, and understory light on the distribution and demography
of small tree seedlings. The position will involve sampling small seedlings,
adult trees, and soils in the field. This project is being conducted under
the direction of Liza Comita (‘http://lizacomita.weebly.com/'). 

The timeframe of the position will be from roughly June 1 to August 15,
although the specific start and end dates can be flexible. A course in
ecology, or a well-documented interest in ecology or forestry is required.
Courses in botany, field sampling, forest ecology, dendrology, etc., are
also preferred but not required. The position will involve off-trail hiking
while carrying equipment. Therefore, at least some hiking/backpacking
experience is preferred.

This is a volunteer position, but housing and food will be provided. All
work will be conducted at Powdermill Nature Reserve, a branch of the
Carnegie Museum of Natural History. Powdermill is very active in ecological
research during the summer. Therefore, there is ample opportunity to
interact with other students and researchers while there.

If you are interested in this position, or have further questions, please
contact Stephen Murphy (‘murphy.1...@buckeyemail.osu.edu’) as soon as possible. 

Stephen Murphy


Re: [ECOLOG-L] Teaching Evolution using games and simulations

2015-05-04 Thread Olivia Karas
Hi Dr. Voltolini,

In an undergraduate evolution course at UNC Chapel Hill I have used the
EvoBeaker simulation labs by SimuText (
http://simbio.com/products-college/EvoBeaker). I recommend checking them
out!

olivia karas


2015-05-03 21:07 GMT-04:00 VOLTOLINI jcvol...@uol.com.br:

 Dear friends,

 I am teaching Ecology and I would like to use a game or a simulation
 software to teach how evolution (mutation rates, selection,...) works. Any
 suggestions? Thanks for any ideas!


 Prof. Dr. J. C. VOLTOLINI
 Grupo de Pesquisa e Ensino em Biologia da Conservação - ECOTROP
 Universidade de Taubaté, Departamento de Biologia Taubaté, SP. 12030-010.
 E-Mail: jcvol...@uol.com.br
 * Grupo de pesquisa ECOTROP CNPq:
 http://dgp.cnpq.br/buscaoperacional/detalhepesq.jsp?pesq=8137155809735635
 * Currículo Lattes: http://lattes.cnpq.br/8137155809735635
 * Assessoria Estatística: http://assessoria-estatistica.blogspot.com.br/
 * Fotos de Cursos e Projetos: http://www.facebook.com/ecotrop



Re: [ECOLOG-L] Built in GPS unit in Point and shoot cameras

2015-05-04 Thread karen golinski
Hi Jacob,

If you normally use a Garmin GPS, you can geotag your photos using the
Garmin Basecamp program. Just make sure your camera and GPS unit are set to
the same date/ timezone/ time, and enable the tracking function on your
GPS. Check out the instructions on this page:
http://garminbasecamp.wikispaces.com/Photos

I found that using the GPS function in my camera used a lot of battery
power, and my Garmin has better accuracy than my camera.

Karen



G. Karen Golinski
Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Smithsonian Institution

On Sun, May 3, 2015 at 2:52 PM, Jacob Hadle jjha...@gmail.com wrote:

 Hello,

 I have a question for those of you who are familiar with point and shoot
 digital cameras that have built-in GPS units. A project I have acquired
 this summer involves a plant inventory on a ~7,000 acres site (open and
 dense canopy areas). In part, the protocol requires us to take a picture
 of each plant species and document their latitude and longitude
 coordinates. To optimizes my time effectively, using a camera that
 geotags each picture would seem to work well.

 The main interests I have in the point and shoot camera in not so much
 how the quality the picture takes, but how accurate the camera will pick
 up coordinates. I have spent a considerable amount of time online, and
 calling local camera stores researching which point and shoot camera
 would have the best GPS quality; however, I have found very little
 information about the accuracy and performance in these built-in GPS
 units. I am currently looking into the Canon PowerShot D20 or the Ricoh
 G700 SE-M.

 If anyone has experience using digital cameras with built-in GPS units
 in the field, I would truly appreciate your thoughts.

 Most grateful,

 Jacob



[ECOLOG-L] Job Posting--Mitigation

2015-05-04 Thread Amanda McCarthy
WRA, Inc. is an environmental consulting firm based in San Rafael, 
California, with offices in San Diego, Fort Bragg, and Denver.  For over 
30 years, WRA has provided outstanding ecological and design expertise 
to develop successful solutions for our clients.  We employ experts in 
the fields of mitigation banking, conservation finance, plant, wildlife, 
and wetland ecology, GIS, CEQA/NEPA and landscape architecture.  

We are looking for an entry-level to mid-level, energetic, career-minded 
Mitigation Sales and Market Analyst to join us on a full-time basis in 
our San Rafael office.

This position requires a Bachelor’s degree or higher in environmental 
science, environmental planning, business, or a related field.  The 
Mitigation Sales and Market Analyst will be responsible for collecting, 
managing and analyzing data related to ecosystem service markets, 
creating and maintaining databases to track credit sales and market 
data, and being the sales lead for our growing Mitigation Department.  
Experience/knowledge of Mitigation Banking, environmental offsets, and 
environmental regulations such as the Clean Water Act or Federal 
Endangered Species Act is preferred, but not required.

Specific duties include:

•   Collect and analyze data pertaining to existing and emerging 
ecosystem service markets.
•   Create and Maintain proprietary databases of ecosystem market 
data.
•   Conduct market feasibility studies
•   Summarize analyses in written technical reports
•   Assist in the sale, marketing and accounting of mitigation 
credits from approved Mitigation Banks.
•   Communicate regularly and directly with a broad audience 
including but not limited to scientists, government officials, real 
estate developers...  

Desired qualifications include: basic knowledge of ecosystem service 
markets and mitigation banking, high level of proficiency with MS Excel, 
MS Access, and MS Word, excellent writing ability, outgoing and 
personable, quick learner, independent but collaborative approach to 
assignments.

We offer an excellent salary and benefits package and a positive, 
progressive work environment.  Our employment package includes medical, 
dental, and 401K with generous match.  More information about WRA and 
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Interested candidates should respond by e-mailing a job application 
(https://www.dropbox.com/s/aauf41sobczj5vu/WRA%20Employment%20Applicatio
n_fillable.pdf?dl=0), cover letter, resume, transcripts, and three 
references to i...@wra-ca.com and reference “Mitigation Sales and Market 
Analyst Position.”  Please also reference where you heard about the 
position.  WRA is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Women and minorities 
are strongly encouraged to apply.  Close date for submission of 
application materials is May 15, 2015.  Please, no calls.


Re: [ECOLOG-L] Built in GPS unit in Point and shoot cameras

2015-05-04 Thread Erin Frolli
Hello Jacob,
On the flip side to having the most expensive/best camera, you can always
use your phone. There are lots of apps out there that allow you to take GPS
tracks/way points/even photos and create maps via google earth or other GPS
programs. And most of them are free.  One of my favorites is GPS
Essentials for android. It does all of the things I think you would need
at a decent resolution.


Most of the new phones these days take great pictures as well as has great
satellite tracking (though of course you are still subject to the things
others have listed for GPS quality). Depending on budget, photo quality and
GPS accuracy that that is needed for the project it may be a great
alternative for a better price. Just depends on what you are looking for.
Cheers,
Erin

On Sun, May 3, 2015 at 1:52 PM, Jacob Hadle jjha...@gmail.com wrote:

 Hello,

 I have a question for those of you who are familiar with point and shoot
 digital cameras that have built-in GPS units. A project I have acquired
 this summer involves a plant inventory on a ~7,000 acres site (open and
 dense canopy areas). In part, the protocol requires us to take a picture
 of each plant species and document their latitude and longitude
 coordinates. To optimizes my time effectively, using a camera that
 geotags each picture would seem to work well.

 The main interests I have in the point and shoot camera in not so much
 how the quality the picture takes, but how accurate the camera will pick
 up coordinates. I have spent a considerable amount of time online, and
 calling local camera stores researching which point and shoot camera
 would have the best GPS quality; however, I have found very little
 information about the accuracy and performance in these built-in GPS
 units. I am currently looking into the Canon PowerShot D20 or the Ricoh
 G700 SE-M.

 If anyone has experience using digital cameras with built-in GPS units
 in the field, I would truly appreciate your thoughts.

 Most grateful,

 Jacob




-- 

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Research Science Associate I
University of Texas, Marine Science Institute

750 Channel View Drive
Port Aransas, TX 78373
530.251.7172


Re: [ECOLOG-L] Teaching Evolution using games and simulations

2015-05-04 Thread Jorge A. Santiago-Blay
Dear Dr. Voltilini:

Two excellent sources listed in the link below are:
Perkins, A. E. H. 2014. *The Tangled Bank: An Introduction to Evolution*.
Second Edition by Carl Zimmer. Study Guide. Roberts and Company Publishers.
Greenwood Village, Colorado, USA. 290 pp. This excellent book is loaded
with activities for its book companion, Zimmer (2015 listed below).

Zimmer, C. 2015. *The Tangled Bank: An Introduction to Evolution*. Second
Edition. Roberts and Company Publishers. Greenwood Village, Colorado, USA.
452 pp.

This link (below) has many more sources in Appendix 1. Hope something is
useful to you.

https://blaypublishers.files.wordpress.com/2015/04/leb-31santiago-blay-et-al-pp-33-56-sencerizing.pdf

Sincerely,

Jorge

2015-05-03 21:07 GMT-04:00 VOLTOLINI jcvol...@uol.com.br:

 Dear friends,

 I am teaching Ecology and I would like to use a game or a simulation
 software to teach how evolution (mutation rates, selection,...) works. Any
 suggestions? Thanks for any ideas!


 Prof. Dr. J. C. VOLTOLINI
 Grupo de Pesquisa e Ensino em Biologia da Conservação - ECOTROP
 Universidade de Taubaté, Departamento de Biologia Taubaté, SP. 12030-010.
 E-Mail: jcvol...@uol.com.br
 * Grupo de pesquisa ECOTROP CNPq:
 http://dgp.cnpq.br/buscaoperacional/detalhepesq.jsp?pesq=8137155809735635
 * Currículo Lattes: http://lattes.cnpq.br/8137155809735635
 * Assessoria Estatística: http://assessoria-estatistica.blogspot.com.br/
 * Fotos de Cursos e Projetos: http://www.facebook.com/ecotrop




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[ECOLOG-L] student competition: human rights and science

2015-05-04 Thread David Inouye
2015 Student Competitions--Spread the Word! Undergraduate and 
graduate students are invited to participate in the AAAS Science and 
Human Rights Coalition 
http://www.aaas.org/page/coalition-student-poster-competitionStudent 
Poster Competition and 
http://www.aaas.org/event/science-human-rights-coalition-2015-student-essay-competitionStudent 
Essay Competition. Both are designed to inspire students to explore 
connections between human rights and science, engineering and health, 
and are supported by the 
http://www.aaas.org/news/aaas-creates-fund-memory-physicist-andrew-m-sesslerAAAS-Andrew 
M. Sessler Fund for Science, Education and Human Rights. Prizes 
include a one-year AAAS membership, Science subscription and cash!


Re: [ECOLOG-L] Built in GPS unit in Point and shoot cameras

2015-05-04 Thread Peter Morrison
 We have used quite a variety of GPS equipped cameras for the last 5 years
and the results have been quite mixed.  Most of the cameras have been point
and shoot Nikons (P6000, P510, P520, AW100, etc.) and two Panasonics.  Also
tried Nikon's GPS1 plug-in GPS on a DSLR and the relatively new D5300 DSLR
with GPS built in. The bottom line for all the cameras is that all they all
work, but they take a long time to get a GPS fix. The GPS also drains the
battery.  And the GPS is not all that accurate.

We are now using a good quality Garmin GPS (like the GPSmap G2sc) and
leaving it running during the entire field day. Then we download the tracks
from the GPS and use the excellent free software, Geosetter, to geotag the
photos. This method is much more accurate and reliable than the in-camera
GPS. It is easy and works great - with all cameras.  All you have to do is
record the time offset between your GPS and your camera. That is a critical
input parameter.  You can take a picture of the GPS screen displaying the
time with your camera to use for this time offset.  Or you can set your
camera time with the GPS so there is no time offset.

This is much easier than it may sound. We resisted geotagging this way for
years, but we finally realized that the camera GPS systems will never be
that good. 


Peter Morrison
Executive Director
Pacific Biodiversity Institute
PO Box 298
Winthrop, WA 98862
www.pacificbio.org


-Original Message-
From: Ecological Society of America: grants, jobs, news
[mailto:ECOLOG-L@LISTSERV.UMD.EDU] On Behalf Of Jacob Hadle
Sent: Sunday, May 03, 2015 11:53 AM
To: ECOLOG-L@LISTSERV.UMD.EDU
Subject: [ECOLOG-L] Built in GPS unit in Point and shoot cameras

Hello,

I have a question for those of you who are familiar with point and shoot
digital cameras that have built-in GPS units. A project I have acquired this
summer involves a plant inventory on a ~7,000 acres site (open and dense
canopy areas). In part, the protocol requires us to take a picture of each
plant species and document their latitude and longitude coordinates. To
optimizes my time effectively, using a camera that geotags each picture
would seem to work well.  

The main interests I have in the point and shoot camera in not so much how
the quality the picture takes, but how accurate the camera will pick up
coordinates. I have spent a considerable amount of time online, and calling
local camera stores researching which point and shoot camera would have the
best GPS quality; however, I have found very little information about the
accuracy and performance in these built-in GPS units. I am currently looking
into the Canon PowerShot D20 or the Ricoh G700 SE-M.

If anyone has experience using digital cameras with built-in GPS units in
the field, I would truly appreciate your thoughts. 

Most grateful,

Jacob


[ECOLOG-L] Minnesota RFP

2015-05-04 Thread Rossman, Dick C (DNR)
The State of Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is currently accepting 
proposals for contracted services to monitor the implementation of Minnesota 
Site-Level Forest Management Guidelines. This monitoring contract will consist 
primarily of field data collection on approximately 100 timber harvests sites 
in Minnesota. Monitoring these sites requires knowledge of forestry and forest 
management as well as wetland identification.  The guidelines to be monitored 
can be found in the timber harvest, roads, and general guidelines sections of 
Sustaining Minnesota Forest Resources: Voluntary Site-Level Forest Management 
Guidelines for landowners, Loggers and Resource Managers.

The deadline for submitting proposals is May 20, 2015, at 2:00PM.

For registered vendors for the State of MN: this RFP for Guideline Monitoring 
is posted via the SWIFT Supplier Portal beginning April 29, 2015, at 12:00PM.  
Proposals are due no later than May 20, 2015, at 2:00PM. The Reference Number 
is PT2134; SWIFT Event ID: 204071.

For those not registered as a State of MN Vendor: To obtain a copy of the RFP 
contact Dick Rossman @ 
dick.ross...@state.mn.usmailto:dick.ross...@state.mn.us .  You must be a 
registered vendor for the State of MN to bid on this RFP. To register go to:  
https://supplier.swift.state.mn.us/psp/fmssupap/SUPPLIER/ERP/h/?tab=SUP_GUEST

A copy of the Site-Level Guidelines can be downloaded at:  
http://www.frc.state.mn.us/initiatives_sitelevel_management.html

A copy of the 2011 monitoring report can be downloaded from:
http://mn.gov/frc/initiatives_sitelevel_monitoring_implementation.html

All questions regarding specifics of the RFP must be submitted no later than 
May 11, 2015 via Email to Dick Rossman at contacts below.

Thank you for your consideration,

Dick Rossman
Forestry BMP Program Coordinator
MN DNR Forestry
3296 State Park Road NE
Bemidji MN 56601
Telephone: 218-308-2371
dick.ross...@state.mn.usmailto:dick.ross...@state.mn.us


Re: [ECOLOG-L] Teaching Evolution using games and simulations

2015-05-04 Thread Cochran-Stafira, D. Liane
I also use the SimBio labs.   Their EcoBeaker and EvoBeaker simulation labs are 
very well written and I think very much worth the student's time and effort. 

Liane

*
Liane Cochran-Stafira, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Biology
Saint Xavier University
Department of Biological Sciences
3700 West 103rd Street
Chicago, IL  60655

Ph:773-298-3514
Fax:  773-298-3536
coch...@sxu.edu
http://faculty.sxu.edu/~cochran


-Original Message-
From: Ecological Society of America: grants, jobs, news 
[mailto:ECOLOG-L@LISTSERV.UMD.EDU] On Behalf Of Olivia Karas
Sent: Monday, May 04, 2015 10:19 AM
To: ECOLOG-L@LISTSERV.UMD.EDU
Subject: Re: [ECOLOG-L] Teaching Evolution using games and simulations

Hi Dr. Voltolini,

In an undergraduate evolution course at UNC Chapel Hill I have used the 
EvoBeaker simulation labs by SimuText ( 
http://simbio.com/products-college/EvoBeaker). I recommend checking them out!

olivia karas


2015-05-03 21:07 GMT-04:00 VOLTOLINI jcvol...@uol.com.br:

 Dear friends,

 I am teaching Ecology and I would like to use a game or a simulation 
 software to teach how evolution (mutation rates, selection,...) works. 
 Any suggestions? Thanks for any ideas!


 Prof. Dr. J. C. VOLTOLINI
 Grupo de Pesquisa e Ensino em Biologia da Conservação - ECOTROP 
 Universidade de Taubaté, Departamento de Biologia Taubaté, SP. 12030-010.
 E-Mail: jcvol...@uol.com.br
 * Grupo de pesquisa ECOTROP CNPq:
 http://dgp.cnpq.br/buscaoperacional/detalhepesq.jsp?pesq=8137155809735
 635
 * Currículo Lattes: http://lattes.cnpq.br/8137155809735635
 * Assessoria Estatística: 
 http://assessoria-estatistica.blogspot.com.br/
 * Fotos de Cursos e Projetos: http://www.facebook.com/ecotrop



Re: [ECOLOG-L] Teaching Evolution using games and simulations

2015-05-04 Thread Comas, Louise
PNAS has some nice resources: http://teachingresources.pnas.org/core_concepts
There was an exercise  that I used for foundational concepts of evolution and 
phylogenetic relationships that I really liked but don't see listed any more 
(it was using conserved DNA sequences to develop hypotheses on relationships 
between chimps, apes and humans; drawing all possible phylogenetic trees and 
evaluating them based on the sequences).  There are some others there that 
might be good though.

-Original Message-
From: Ecological Society of America: grants, jobs, news 
[mailto:ECOLOG-L@LISTSERV.UMD.EDU] On Behalf Of VOLTOLINI
Sent: Sunday, May 03, 2015 7:07 PM
To: ECOLOG-L@LISTSERV.UMD.EDU
Subject: [ECOLOG-L] Teaching Evolution using games and simulations

Dear friends, 

I am teaching Ecology and I would like to use a game or a simulation software 
to teach how evolution (mutation rates, selection,...) works. Any suggestions? 
Thanks for any ideas!


Prof. Dr. J. C. VOLTOLINI
Grupo de Pesquisa e Ensino em Biologia da Conservação - ECOTROP Universidade de 
Taubaté, Departamento de Biologia Taubaté, SP. 12030-010.
E-Mail: jcvol...@uol.com.br
* Grupo de pesquisa ECOTROP CNPq: 
http://dgp.cnpq.br/buscaoperacional/detalhepesq.jsp?pesq=8137155809735635
* Currículo Lattes: http://lattes.cnpq.br/8137155809735635
* Assessoria Estatística: http://assessoria-estatistica.blogspot.com.br/
* Fotos de Cursos e Projetos: http://www.facebook.com/ecotrop


Re: [ECOLOG-L] Built in GPS unit in Point and shoot cameras

2015-05-04 Thread Peter Morrison
Jacob,  Yes with the cameras I have used, you can view the lat/long when you
preview the photo - as long as you are showing all the photo information. 
And 2nd, I don't think you have the option to convert between formats.
Peter 

-Original Message-
From: Ecological Society of America: grants, jobs, news
[mailto:ECOLOG-L@LISTSERV.UMD.EDU] On Behalf Of Jacob Hadle
Sent: Monday, May 04, 2015 6:18 AM
To: ECOLOG-L@LISTSERV.UMD.EDU
Subject: Re: [ECOLOG-L] Built in GPS unit in Point and shoot cameras

Thank you all for the helpful replies.  This gives me a lot to work with.

It seems that acquiring GPS coordinates should not be that difficult to
obtain on site, but we would prefer the accuracy to be 20m from were the
picture was taken.  Even course geo-references would be valuable as well.

I have one more small question to ask: for those of you who have used PS
cameras with built-in GPS units, were you able to view the lat/long in the
display view right after you took the picture?  Also, is it possible to
convert among different geo-coordinate systems (i.e. degrees minutes seconds
to decimal degree, etc.) in the settings view of some cameras?

Thank you,
Jacob




On Sun, May 3, 2015 at 1:52 PM, Jacob Hadle jjha...@gmail.com wrote:

 Hello,

 I have a question for those of you who are familiar with point and 
 shoot digital cameras that have built-in GPS units. A project I have 
 acquired this summer involves a plant inventory on a ~7,000 acres site 
 (open and dense canopy areas). In part, the protocol requires us to 
 take a picture of each plant species and document their latitude and 
 longitude coordinates. To optimizes my time effectively, using a 
 camera that geotags each picture would seem to work well.

 The main interests I have in the point and shoot camera in not so much 
 how the quality the picture takes, but how accurate the camera will 
 pick up coordinates. I have spent a considerable amount of time 
 online, and calling local camera stores researching which point and 
 shoot camera would have the best GPS quality; however, I have found 
 very little information about the accuracy and performance in these 
 built-in GPS units. I am currently looking into the Canon PowerShot 
 D20 or the Ricoh G700 SE-M.

 If anyone has experience using digital cameras with built-in GPS units 
 in the field, I would truly appreciate your thoughts.

 Most grateful,

 Jacob




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[ECOLOG-L] DVD: Glacial Balance - adaptation to climate change and study of hydrologic cycle in the Andes

2015-05-04 Thread Ethan Steinman
As the school year is nearing its end, I want to let you know about 
sliding scale pricing for academic purchases of my film Glacial Balance 
(available at glacialbalance.com). Academic purchases come with a 
license for classroom study, inclusion in the school library, and an 
unlimited number of free, on-campus screenings for the benefit of 
students and faculty.


Living in Mendoza, Argentina, I came to realize my own lack of knowledge 
(at the time) of the importance of glaciers in our everyday lives. This 
desire to understand them, and stories of those with a direct 
relationship with them, led me to produce this documentary as an 
educational tool to raise awareness of the human impacts of climate change.


Glacial Balance takes the viewer through Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, 
Bolivia, Chile and Argentina, giving a narrative of climate change 
impacts on communities and on-site visits with scientists studying 
glaciers and the hydrologic system. I shot the film hoping to 
communicate scientific concepts in understandable language, without 
narrators, through the words of Andeans and scientists themselves.


“Piercing”
-Bill McKibben

“Beautifully filmed... highly recommended”
-Video Librarian

“Stunningly beautiful... haunting”
-The Japan Times

Trailers and supplemental free video materials are available at 
glacialbalance.com/video and a full press kit can be downloaded at 
glacialbalance.com/presskit_en.pdf. Feel free to email me (address 
below) if interested in discussing pricing options.


Thanks,
Ethan Steinman
Daltonic Films
O: +1-425-285-9750
et...@glacialbalance.com


Re: [ECOLOG-L] Teaching Evolution using games and simulations

2015-05-04 Thread Edwin Cruz-Rivera
Hi,
  The University of Colorado at Boulder has a wonderful site with
simulations for multiple science fields.  They are at different levels,
from school to university, but that is explained for each simulation.  You
can also download accompanying activity handouts for most of them, or
upload your own for others to use as models.

One of their simulations, which I have used on introductory biology courses
for majors deals with rabbits, dominant/recessive traits, and predaros vs.
food as selective forces.  The website is here: http://phet.colorado.edu/
and the simulation is here:
http://phet.colorado.edu/en/simulation/natural-selection


Cheers,

Edwin

=
Dr. Edwin Cruz-Rivera
Associate Professor of Biological Sciences
Asian University for Women
20/A M.M. Ali Road
Chittagong 4000
Bangladesh
Tel: +880-31-2854980
Fax: +880-31-2854988

It is not the same to hear the devil as to see him coming your way
(Puerto Rican proverb)

On Mon, May 4, 2015 at 11:18 AM, Olivia Karas olivia.ka...@gmail.com
wrote:

 Hi Dr. Voltolini,

 In an undergraduate evolution course at UNC Chapel Hill I have used the
 EvoBeaker simulation labs by SimuText (
 http://simbio.com/products-college/EvoBeaker). I recommend checking them
 out!

 olivia karas


 2015-05-03 21:07 GMT-04:00 VOLTOLINI jcvol...@uol.com.br:

  Dear friends,
 
  I am teaching Ecology and I would like to use a game or a simulation
  software to teach how evolution (mutation rates, selection,...) works.
 Any
  suggestions? Thanks for any ideas!
 
 
  Prof. Dr. J. C. VOLTOLINI
  Grupo de Pesquisa e Ensino em Biologia da Conservação - ECOTROP
  Universidade de Taubaté, Departamento de Biologia Taubaté, SP. 12030-010.
  E-Mail: jcvol...@uol.com.br
  * Grupo de pesquisa ECOTROP CNPq:
 
 http://dgp.cnpq.br/buscaoperacional/detalhepesq.jsp?pesq=8137155809735635
  * Currículo Lattes: http://lattes.cnpq.br/8137155809735635
  * Assessoria Estatística: http://assessoria-estatistica.blogspot.com.br/
  * Fotos de Cursos e Projetos: http://www.facebook.com/ecotrop
 



[ECOLOG-L] Habitat Mapping / Modeling Assistance for Conservation Areas

2015-05-04 Thread Kurt Broz
Hello all,

I am creating a Habitat Conservation Plan for a tribe in Southern 
California and am seeking some habitat data anyone might have so we can 
best place our conservation lands. Does anyone have habitat modeling / 
data / mapping info in Southern California (we are in San Diego along the 
San Luis Rey) for:

-coastal California gnatcatcher
-least Bell's vireo
-southwestern willow flycatcher
-arroyo toad

Any info or suggestions on who to talk with would be great appreciated! We 
are hoping to create maps detailing critical habitat, probably habitat, 
actual habitat, etc. compared to proposed conservation lands. 

--Kurt


[ECOLOG-L] Job: Teacher-Scholar Fellow in Biology at The College of New Jersey

2015-05-04 Thread David Inouye

Teacher-Scholar Fellow in Biology at The College of New Jersey

The Biology Department at The College of New Jersey (TCNJ) invites 
outstanding applications for a non-tenure track Teacher-Scholar 
Fellow at the rank of Visiting Assistant Professor, to begin August 
2015. The position is intended for a recent Ph.D. recipient and/or 
post-doctoral fellow in any area of biology. The successful candidate 
should be interested in pursuing an academic career at a primarily 
undergraduate institution where teaching and research are both valued 
and integrated. The position is offered for one year, with potential 
for renewal for a second year.
We are seeking applicants who are passionate about working in a 
primarily undergraduate, residential, liberal arts-centered 
institution. The selected Fellow will work closely with experienced 
faculty mentors, gaining professional development in pedagogy, course 
development, research, grant proposal writing, and student mentoring. 
The fellowship includes funding for research supplies and 
professional travel to scientific/professional development conferences.


Teaching duties will include introductory, mid-level, and advanced 
courses, with the opportunity to develop a course in the applicant's 
area of expertise. The successful candidate will associate with an 
existing faculty member(s) to pursue an active research program 
involving undergraduate students. Please visit the department's 
website for information on our current faculty members and their 
research interests: http://biology.tcnj.edu/http://biology.tcnj.edu/.


To Apply
Applicants should send (a) a letter of application, (b) a curriculum 
vitae, (c) a statement of teaching philosophy, (d) a description of 
research interests and goals, and (e) unofficial transcripts 
(graduate and undergraduate) in a single PDF file. Applicants should 
also arrange for three current letters of recommendation to be sent. 
All e-mail correspondence should have the applicant's name in the 
subject line and should be sent to 
mailto:lmora...@tcnj.edulmora...@tcnj.edu. Any materials sent as 
hard copy by postal mail should be addressed to: Search Committee, 
Department of Biology, The College of New Jersey, P.O. Box 7718, 
Ewing, NJ 08628. Applications will be accepted until the position is 
filled, but must be received by June 1, 2015 to receive full consideration.
Final offer of employment will be contingent upon successful 
completion of a background investigation. To enrich education through 
diversity, TCNJ is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The College has a 
strong commitment to inclusion and to achieving diversity among 
faculty and staff members, and strongly encourages women and members 
of underrepresented groups to apply.


About TCNJ
Teaching and research are mutually supportive activities at TCNJ. 
Founded in 1855, TCNJ is a highly selective institution that has 
earned national recognition for its commitment to excellence. 
Emphasizing a residential experience for its approximately 6,400 
undergraduates, TCNJ is one of Barron's 75 Most Competitive 
American colleges, and U.S. News  World Report's No. 1 public 
institution of its kind in the northern region of the country. The 
College also offers focused graduate programs in Nursing, Education, 
and English. TCNJ was awarded, in 2006, a Phi Beta Kappa chapter an 
honor shared by less than 10 percent of collleges and universities 
nationally. A strong liberal arts core forms the foundation for 
programs offered through TCNJ's seven schools Arts and Communication; 
Business; Education; Engineering; Humanities and Social Sciences; 
Nursing, Health, and Exercise Science; and Science. TCNJ faculty 
members are teacher-scholars who share a commitment to liberal 
learning. TCNJ is located about an hour by train from New York City 
and Philadelphia. The College's campus is set on 289 tree-lined acres 
in suburban Ewing Township and is known for its natural beauty. TCNJ 
has 39 major buildings, including the 4th-best college library in the 
nation, according to the Princeton Review. For more information, 
visit http://www.tcnj.eduwww.tcnj.edu.  TCNJ is also proud to be 
the recipient of a National Science Foundation ADVANCE grant, working 
to support the careers of women faculty members in STEM disciplines 
by developing systemic approaches to increase the representation and 
advancement of women.


--
---
Keith W. Pecor, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Department of Biology
The College of New Jersey
2000 Pennington Road
Ewing, NJ 08628-0718
http://www.tcnj.edu/~pecorhttp://www.tcnj.edu/~pecor

Phone: 609-771-2460
Fax: 609-637-5118
Email: mailto:pe...@tcnj.edupe...@tcnj.edu


[ECOLOG-L] CALL FOR PAPERS - TRIES Water Policy Conference

2015-05-04 Thread Kaitlen Gary
CALL FOR PAPERS - TRIES Water Policy Conference

  June 18th  19th
  The Woodlands, Texas

  The Texas Research Institute for Environmental Studies (TRIES) at Sam 
  Houston State University is hosting an interdisciplinary conference 
  bringing together professionals and academics to facilitate an open 
  dialogue on topics that shape water policy at both the federal and state 
  levels of government.  

  We invite policy makers, environmental lawyers, civil and environmental 
  engineers, aquatic biologists and ecologists, wetland and environmental 
  scientists, water district managers, municipal and government leaders, 
  public works personnel, consultants, researchers, students and all 
  professionals with an interest in water policy.

  Paper topics may include, but are not limited to:
  -Groundwater
  -Policy, Legislation, Permitting  Enforcement
  -Surface Waters: Lakes, Streams  Rivers
  -Wastewater Issues
  -Water Conservation, Recycling  Reuse
  -Water Technology
  -Watershed Impacts
  -Wetlands


  DEADLINE FOR ABSTRACT SUBMISSION: FRIDAY, MAY 29TH, 2015
  DEADLINE FOR REGISTRATION: MONDAY, JUNE 1ST, 2015


  Keynote Speakers

  Collins Balcombe, Supervisory Program Coordinator, Bureau of Reclamation
  Federal Perspectives on Water Reuse

  Chris Maxwell-Gaines, American Rainwater Catchment Systems Accredited 
  Professional, Innovative Water Solutions
  Auxiliary Water Opportunities and Implementation Challenges

  L'Oreal Stepney, Deputy Director of Office of Water, Texas Commission on 
  Environmental Quality
  Regulation of Water Reuse in Municipal Systems

  Bill Stevens, Resident Agent, Criminal Investigation Division, United 
  States EPA
  Criminal Enforcement and Forensics Activities

  For more information and a detailed Call for Papers, please visit our 
conference webpage at www.shsu.edu/tries.  You may also contact me directly 
with any questions using the contact information below.  

  Thanks!

  Kaitlen Gary
  Operations Manager
  Aquatics  Biological Processing Laboratory
  Texas Research Institute for Environmental Studies
  Sam Houston State University
  Huntsville, Texas 77341-2506
  Phone: (936) 294-2501
  Fax: (936) 294-3822
  Email: kpg...@shsu.edu


[ECOLOG-L] Graduate assistantship in plant physiological ecology

2015-05-04 Thread David Rosenthal
Fully funded MS or a PhD assistantships are available to study plant
physiological ecology in the Rosenthal lab at Ohio University.

Motivated and Independent minded individuals interested in developing a
thesis or dissertation in one of these broad areas 1) tree and forest
response to nutrient manipulations and climate change  2) the restoration
ecology / ecophysiology of American chestnuts and blight resistant
chestnuts or 3) climate change constraints on crop productivity should
contact David Rosenthal rosen...@ohio.edu.

In addition to being home to Ohio University and the outstanding
Environmental and Plant Biology Department, the Athens area is nestled in
the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains. It is a unique area bringing
together beautiful natural surroundings, rich culture and the many benefits
of a university setting.  Athens is  particularly well known for an award
winning farmer’s market, the Nelsonville Music Festival, various
multi-cultural events, Brew Week, and a Performing Arts Series.



---
David M Rosenthal
Assistant Professor
Department of Environmental and Plant Biology
309 Porter Hall
Ohio University
Athens, OH, 45701
740 593 0792
http://www.plantbio.ohiou.edu/index.php/directory/faculty_page/david_m_rosenthal/


[ECOLOG-L] Research training opportunity for recent Master's graduate

2015-05-04 Thread Britta Bierwagen
Dear Colleagues,

The Global Change Assessment Staff within the U.S. Environmental Protection
Agency’s Office of Research and Development has a research training
opportunity for a recent Master’s graduate with excellent statistical,
quantitative analytical, and written skills to apply to a variety of
projects. Projects in our office frequently involve large, spatial datasets
that cross several disciplines. Examples include land use change modeling,
climate change effects on water quality, nitrogen deposition, species
composition (aquatic and terrestrial), and urban vulnerability
(http://epa.gov/ncea/global/). 

More details about this opportunity are available at
http://orise.orau.gov/epa/applicants/description.aspx?JobId=6796. 

Please share this opportunity with potential candidates.

Thank you,

Britta

Britta Bierwagen, Ph.D. |   Global Change Assessment Staff |  National
Center for Environmental Assessment | U.S. EPA – ORD (MC 8601P) | 1200
Pennsylvania Ave., NW | Washington, D.C. 20460 
Phone:  703-347-8613 | Fax: 703-347-8694  | bierwagen.bri...@epa.gov 
Physical and overnight delivery address: U.S. EPA North Potomac Yard N-7837
| 2733 S. Crystal Dr. | Arlington, VA 22202 


[ECOLOG-L] MS student position in floodplain ecology at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst

2015-05-04 Thread Toni Lyn Morelli
We are seeking a motivated graduate student to carry out the ecological
component of an interdisciplinary project on reconnecting floodplains and
restoring green space as a management strategy to minimize flood risk and
increase resilience in the context of climate and landscape change.  The
student, working with a team of hydrologists, geomorphologists, ecologists
and practitioners will conduct research using a combination of existing data
and new field studies, on the habitat value of intact, connected floodplains
for a range of at-risk species in the Connecticut River basin of central and
southern New England.  An undergraduate degree in ecology or a related
discipline is required, and demonstration of strong quantitative skills and
experience is a plus.  Funding for the position is provided by the US
Department of Interior Northeast Climate Science Center (NECSC) at the
University of Massachusetts, and the successful candidate will be part of a
large and dynamic group of graduate student and postdoctoral researchers at
the Center and within the Department of Environmental Conservation at the
University of Massachusetts, Amherst.  The student will also work closely
with the Connecticut River Program at The Nature Conservancy in their
efforts to develop basin-wide conservation strategies.  Interested
applicants will provide a letter of interest, current c.v. (including GRE
scores), and the names and contact information of three references. 
Applications and requests for additional information about the position
should be directed to Dr. Christian Marks (cma...@tnc.org). Position is open
until filled; reviews of applications will begin June 1, 2015.


Re: [ECOLOG-L] Teaching Evolution using games and simulations

2015-05-04 Thread Cochran-Stafira, D. Liane
I just remembered:  HHMI has some good teaching stuff also 

*
Liane Cochran-Stafira, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Biology
Saint Xavier University
Department of Biological Sciences
3700 West 103rd Street
Chicago, IL  60655

Ph:773-298-3514
Fax:  773-298-3536
coch...@sxu.edu
http://faculty.sxu.edu/~cochran


-Original Message-
From: Ecological Society of America: grants, jobs, news 
[mailto:ECOLOG-L@LISTSERV.UMD.EDU] On Behalf Of Cochran-Stafira, D. Liane
Sent: Monday, May 04, 2015 11:55 AM
To: ECOLOG-L@LISTSERV.UMD.EDU
Subject: Re: [ECOLOG-L] Teaching Evolution using games and simulations

I also use the SimBio labs.   Their EcoBeaker and EvoBeaker simulation labs are 
very well written and I think very much worth the student's time and effort. 

Liane

*
Liane Cochran-Stafira, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Biology
Saint Xavier University
Department of Biological Sciences
3700 West 103rd Street
Chicago, IL  60655

Ph:773-298-3514
Fax:  773-298-3536
coch...@sxu.edu
http://faculty.sxu.edu/~cochran


-Original Message-
From: Ecological Society of America: grants, jobs, news 
[mailto:ECOLOG-L@LISTSERV.UMD.EDU] On Behalf Of Olivia Karas
Sent: Monday, May 04, 2015 10:19 AM
To: ECOLOG-L@LISTSERV.UMD.EDU
Subject: Re: [ECOLOG-L] Teaching Evolution using games and simulations

Hi Dr. Voltolini,

In an undergraduate evolution course at UNC Chapel Hill I have used the 
EvoBeaker simulation labs by SimuText ( 
http://simbio.com/products-college/EvoBeaker). I recommend checking them out!

olivia karas


2015-05-03 21:07 GMT-04:00 VOLTOLINI jcvol...@uol.com.br:

 Dear friends,

 I am teaching Ecology and I would like to use a game or a simulation 
 software to teach how evolution (mutation rates, selection,...) works.
 Any suggestions? Thanks for any ideas!


 Prof. Dr. J. C. VOLTOLINI
 Grupo de Pesquisa e Ensino em Biologia da Conservação - ECOTROP 
 Universidade de Taubaté, Departamento de Biologia Taubaté, SP. 12030-010.
 E-Mail: jcvol...@uol.com.br
 * Grupo de pesquisa ECOTROP CNPq:
 http://dgp.cnpq.br/buscaoperacional/detalhepesq.jsp?pesq=8137155809735
 635
 * Currículo Lattes: http://lattes.cnpq.br/8137155809735635
 * Assessoria Estatística: 
 http://assessoria-estatistica.blogspot.com.br/
 * Fotos de Cursos e Projetos: http://www.facebook.com/ecotrop



[ECOLOG-L] USEPA Postdoc Postion - Systems Modeling of Coastal Watershed Estuarine Ecosystems

2015-05-04 Thread Ted DeWitt
EPA's National Health and Environmental Effects Research Laboratory 
(NHEERL) Post-doctoral Research Program is seeking applicants to conduct 
research to develop transferable systems models for Pacific northwest 
coastal areas to link changes in land use and climate (particularly 
temperature and precipitation) to the delivery and transformation of 
nutrients, sediment, toxics, or pathogens to freshwater and estuarine 
ecosystems and the goods and services they provide to coastal communities.  
The research will likely include integration of existing models.  
Secondary research goals are to develop a framework for linking models for 
individual watersheds into networks of multiple watersheds across larger 
spatial extents, and to develop explicit connections between the system 
model and models or endpoints of human well-being to support scenario 
exploration for local and regional decision making.  The position will be 
located at NHEERL’s Western Ecology Division, Pacific Coastal Ecology 
laboratory in Newport, OR.  Applications are due by June 8, 2015.

For additional scientific information about this project, contact Dr. Ted 
DeWitt (dewitt@epa.gov).  Application details and materials may be 
found at: http://cfpub.epa.gov/ordpd/PostDoc_Lab.cfm?Lab=NHEERL


Re: [ECOLOG-L] Built in GPS unit in Point and shoot cameras

2015-05-04 Thread Jacob Hadle
Thank you all for the helpful replies.  This gives me a lot to work with.

It seems that acquiring GPS coordinates should not be that difficult to
obtain on site, but we would prefer the accuracy to be 20m from were the
picture was taken.  Even course geo-references would be valuable as well.

I have one more small question to ask: for those of you who have used PS
cameras with built-in GPS units, were you able to view the lat/long in the
display view right after you took the picture?  Also, is it possible to
convert among different geo-coordinate systems (i.e. degrees minutes
seconds to decimal degree, etc.) in the settings view of some cameras?

Thank you,
Jacob




On Sun, May 3, 2015 at 1:52 PM, Jacob Hadle jjha...@gmail.com wrote:

 Hello,

 I have a question for those of you who are familiar with point and shoot
 digital cameras that have built-in GPS units. A project I have acquired
 this summer involves a plant inventory on a ~7,000 acres site (open and
 dense canopy areas). In part, the protocol requires us to take a picture
 of each plant species and document their latitude and longitude
 coordinates. To optimizes my time effectively, using a camera that
 geotags each picture would seem to work well.

 The main interests I have in the point and shoot camera in not so much
 how the quality the picture takes, but how accurate the camera will pick
 up coordinates. I have spent a considerable amount of time online, and
 calling local camera stores researching which point and shoot camera
 would have the best GPS quality; however, I have found very little
 information about the accuracy and performance in these built-in GPS
 units. I am currently looking into the Canon PowerShot D20 or the Ricoh
 G700 SE-M.

 If anyone has experience using digital cameras with built-in GPS units
 in the field, I would truly appreciate your thoughts.

 Most grateful,

 Jacob




[ECOLOG-L] Marine Mammal Research Internship

2015-05-04 Thread Victoria Howard
*Fall 2015 Marine Mammal Research Internship*

The IMMS Research Internship Program is designed as a way for students
interested in a career in marine science to gain valuable research
experience in a real-world setting. Interns will participate with multiple
projects involving bottlenose dolphins, sea turtles and diamondback
terrapins. As an intern, you will be trained in all aspects of dolphin
photo-id research, sea turtle satellite tracking, and other current
research projects at IMMS. Interns will also participate in other
operations at IMMS including stranding response, education, and animal
care. Our goal is to give Interns a well-rounded experience in a variety of
areas while providing expert training and experience in marine science
research.

Interns must:

   - Commit to a minimum of at least 12 weeks. The internship can be
   extended depending on work performance.
   - Be available to work Mon-Fri and must be available for all boat trips.
   Some field days may fall on the weekends.
   - Have strong sense of responsibility, work ethic, attention to detail,
   and ability to admit mistakes.
   - Produce high quality research efforts and exhibit strong interpersonal
   skills.
   - *Principle Duties include*: data entry, searching and cataloging
   journal articles, learning all research protocols, cropping and sorting
   photo-id fin images, learning to use photo-id programs such as Darwin (fin
   matching software), and FinBase (Microsoft Access), boat based field
   research (21’ and 31’ boats), and learn how to use ArcGIS
   - *Secondary Duties involve*: Assisting with animal care staff,
   attending marine mammal necropsies, responding to marine mammal and sea
   turtle strandings, and assisting with educational tours.
   - *Field days: *Interns must be able to spend many hours on the water
   and on shore in sometimes extreme seasonal conditions. Seasonal
   temperatures range from over 100 °F in summer to 30 °F in winter. Field
   days typically exceed eight hours and occur at least two or three times a
   week.

Applicants must be 18 or older and must have a genuine interest in marine
research. Applicants should be actively pursuing a college degree or be a
recent graduate in oceanography, marine science/biology, biology, or a
related field. Previous research experience in any capacity is a plus.
Applicants must be able and willing to fulfill all duties outlined for this
Internship Program. This is an unpaid position and Interns are responsible
for their own housing and transportation. Once accepted, IMMS staff will be
able to assist Interns in suggesting suitable housing options and locations.

*Deadline to Apply for the Fall Session (8/3/15 - 10/23/15 and 9/28/15 -
12/18/15) is June 1, 2015*

*Please visit **http://imms.org/internship.php*
http://imms.org/internship.php* for application and full details*


[ECOLOG-L] LSU Keys update

2015-05-04 Thread Timothy Jones
Howdy All,

Just wanted to inform everyone about a recent update to LSU Keys.   We
almost avoided mobilegeddon, as at least all the image keys will now work
on a w-ifi refrigerator.  All phones?  Not so sure.  Any feedback
appreciated but do realize that the tap-targets are too small for  the
average finger.

http://www.herbarium.lsu.edu/keys/visual-keys.html

Best,

Tim
PS  Dissertation complete and seeking new challenges.  Hint, hint.

-- 
Timothy M. Jones
Life Science Annex Building, Room A257
Louisiana State University
Baton Rouge, LA 70803
Website - http://www.herbarium.lsu.edu/keys/


Re: [ECOLOG-L] Teaching Evolution using games and simulations

2015-05-04 Thread Don Dean
One that works well for younger children is Who wants to live a million
years?

http://www.animalplanet.com/wild-animals/darwin-survive-game/

Don Dean
projectamazonastree.org

Join us in the Amazon in July 2015!  http://ptonline.org/hol/amazon/

2015-05-03 21:07 GMT-04:00 VOLTOLINI jcvol...@uol.com.br:

 Dear friends,

 I am teaching Ecology and I would like to use a game or a simulation
 software to teach how evolution (mutation rates, selection,...) works. Any
 suggestions? Thanks for any ideas!


 Prof. Dr. J. C. VOLTOLINI
 Grupo de Pesquisa e Ensino em Biologia da Conservação - ECOTROP
 Universidade de Taubaté, Departamento de Biologia Taubaté, SP. 12030-010.
 E-Mail: jcvol...@uol.com.br
 * Grupo de pesquisa ECOTROP CNPq:
 http://dgp.cnpq.br/buscaoperacional/detalhepesq.jsp?pesq=8137155809735635
 * Currículo Lattes: http://lattes.cnpq.br/8137155809735635
 * Assessoria Estatística: http://assessoria-estatistica.blogspot.com.br/
 * Fotos de Cursos e Projetos: http://www.facebook.com/ecotrop



[ECOLOG-L] USEPA Postdoc Postion - Linking Ecosystem Change to Water-based Illness in Coastal Communities

2015-05-04 Thread Ted DeWitt
EPA's National Health and Environmental Effects Research Laboratory 
(NHEERL) Post-doctoral Research Program is seeking applicants to conduct 
research to develop quantitative relationships that link changes in 
coastal ecosystems to rates of water-based illnesses in coastal 
communities.  The research may address how changes in climate, watershed 
land use/land cover hydrology, or estuarine water quality affect rates 
of illness due to consumption of contaminated food or exposure to 
pathogen or toxin-contaminated water; or how ecological, environmental 
and social factors interact to affect estuarine-related disease rate.  
The research may investigate how illness rate or exposure risk changes 
spatially within or between estuaries (and associated watersheds) in the 
Pacific northwest, or regionally along US coastlines.  Focal disease 
organisms for this research may include parasitic, microbial or viral 
pathogens or toxin-producing micro-organisms (i.e., harmful algal bloom 
species).  The position will be located at NHEERL’s Western Ecology 
Division, Pacific Coastal Ecology laboratory in Newport, OR.  
Applications are due by June 8, 2015.

For additional scientific information about this project, contact Dr. 
Cheryl Brown (brown.che...@epa.gov).  Application details and materials 
may be found at: http://cfpub.epa.gov/ordpd/PostDoc_Lab.cfm?Lab=NHEERL