[ECOLOG-L] NSF Awards Second Round of Grants to Advance Digitization of Biological Collections

2012-05-02 Thread Nadine Lymn
May be of interest: NSF Awards Second Round of Grants to Advance Digitization of Biological Collections 05/01/2012 02:52 PM EDT Centuries of exploration and discovery have documented the diversity of life on Earth. Records of that biodiversity are, for the most part, distributed widely across

[ECOLOG-L] One week volunteet for field technician in Nantucket, MA

2012-05-02 Thread Kirsten Martin
I am a master's student at the University of Central Florida and am looking for a field technician to help me during my third, and final field season. Specifically, I need help during a week long plant survey on Nantucket, MA. What: A survey of plant diversity in a Nantucket heathland. The

[ECOLOG-L] Suburban Frogs and Endocrine Disruption

2012-05-02 Thread Max Lambert
http://frogsaregreen.com/4500/chemical-pollution-in-your-backyard-researching-the-effects-of-endocrine-disruptors-in-suburbia/ My lab mate, Geoff Giller, wrote an article about our work on suburban pollution and reproductive defects in wild amphibians. He also touches on crowd-funding websites

Re: [ECOLOG-L] Bubble production as a way to calculate photosynthetic rate

2012-05-02 Thread malcolm McCallum
Somewhere in my boxes of books I have a small paperback that is entitled something like labs in botany. It is probably from the 1950s, but I don't know where it is right now. In that book is a version of the lab of which you speak. When I taught biology at Belleville Area College (Belleville,

Re: [ECOLOG-L] Families in Science - Balancing your personal and professional life

2012-05-02 Thread Robert Hamilton
I don't think people are nasty because they work hard. In fact, it could well be that people who don't get as much done get nasty/envious and backstab more productive people...but I could be wrong about that! I see work as a much higher level social interaction that say networking. Working with

[ECOLOG-L] MS Position - Galapagos lizards

2012-05-02 Thread Ruhland, Christopher T
MS Biology Graduate Student wanted for research project on the evolution of mating systems in Galapagos lizards. Student will learn microsatellite DNA laboratory techniques to identify parent- offspring relationships using tissues sent from the Galapagos. Student can apply for a 9-mo Teaching

[ECOLOG-L] Job Posting: Research Assistant at the University of Connecticut in Storrs

2012-05-02 Thread Mark Urban
University of Connecticut Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Research Assistant I Aquatic Ecology Evolutionary Biology Laboratory The Department of Ecology Evolutionary Biology at the University of Connecticut has one opening for a full-time Research Assistant I position beginning

Re: [ECOLOG-L] Cemeteries as habitat

2012-05-02 Thread Lauren A Bailey
I'm not an expert (but rather, someone with a deep interest) in urban ecology, but my understanding is that areas like cemeteries, ballfields, golf courses, etc., often act as ecological traps, providing enough low-quality habitat to foster low-levels of biodiversity, but preventing

Re: [ECOLOG-L] Cemeteries as habitat

2012-05-02 Thread Russell L. Burke
And many NYC cemeteries have introduced Italian wall lizards, Podarcis siculus. They do very well in such habitats. RBurke -Original Message- From: Ecological Society of America: grants, jobs, news [mailto:ECOLOG-L@LISTSERV.UMD.EDU] On Behalf Of Max Lambert Sent: Wednesday, May 02,

[ECOLOG-L] Assistant needed, butterfly ecology in the Peruvian Amazon

2012-05-02 Thread Geoffrey Gallice
I’m currently looking for field assistants to help me study butterfly abundance and niche breadth in the southern Peruvian Amazon, as part of my PhD research on Neotropical butterfly ecology at the University of Florida. LOCATION Field work will be conducted at the Los Amigos Biological

Re: [ECOLOG-L] Cemeteries as habitat

2012-05-02 Thread Paul Cherubini
On May 2, 2012, at 11:39 AM, John Mickelson wrote: Wondering what folks thoughts are re: the extent to which cemeteries (and, to a lesser extent: ball fields, play grounds, golf courses etc...) really serve as habitat. Along the California coast, native monarch butterflies routinely use

Re: [ECOLOG-L] Cemeteries as habitat

2012-05-02 Thread Brady Simmons
There is some really interesting research coming out of all these urban areas, green roofs, cemeteries, vacant lots - especially in the arthropod communities. They definitely have value on the micro as well as macro scale - although it hasn't all been quantified yet. Brady Simmons NYC Parks On

Re: [ECOLOG-L] Cemeteries as habitat

2012-05-02 Thread Corbin, Jeffrey D.
John - This fits firmly into the evolving concept of Novel Ecosystems. They may provide some very useful ecosystem services (speaking of another evolving concept) and, in any case, are widespread on the landscape. If we only focus on the pristine, we will wind up with little to study - or

[ECOLOG-L] Some feedback about the NSF pre-proposal process

2012-05-02 Thread David Inouye
http://scientopia.org/blogs/proflikesubstance/2012/04/16/what-i-learned-at-an-nsf-bio-preproposal-panel/http

[ECOLOG-L] MS Position - Galapagos lizards

2012-05-02 Thread Ruhland, Christopher T
MS Biology Graduate Student wanted for research project on the evolution of mating systems in Galapagos lizards. Student will learn microsatellite DNA laboratory techniques to identify parent- offspring relationships using tissues sent from the Galapagos. Student can apply for a 9-mo Teaching

Re: [ECOLOG-L] Cemeteries as habitat

2012-05-02 Thread Duncan Thomas
hi, John: you probably know this already, but the Jacksonville Oregon cemetery is an important site for the protection of the endangered lily, Fritillaria gentneri, and supports a large population. It is managed to protect the lily (as well as for normal cemetery things) Duncan Thomas

[ECOLOG-L] Opportunity to collaborate on a PVA paper

2012-05-02 Thread Nabin Baral
Hello List Members: I am soliciting your interest to collaborate on a PVA paper. I have been collecting data on populations of Critically Endangered Gyps Vultures since 2002. Since the past few years, I have been thinking of writing a paper on population viability analysis, but now I am

Re: [ECOLOG-L] Cemeteries as habitat

2012-05-02 Thread Juan P Alvez
John, You raised an interesting question. I just have a comment. A few years back I taught a class called Restoring Ecosystems Across the Landscape. Among the projects we proposed, was one on a wildlife park in Charlotte, Vermont with a couple of degraded 25-acre corn fields. One of the proposed

Re: [ECOLOG-L] Cemeteries as habitat

2012-05-02 Thread Martin Meiss
While I was doing my thesis research I traveled from Maine to Florida taking pictures of trees. I was specifically interested in open grown crowns whose shape had not been modified by pruning, as city street trees usually are. Not surprisingly, cemeteries were one of my best sources. For many

[ECOLOG-L] Ecosystem resilience and colonization study opportunity? Re: [ECOLOG-L] Cemeteries as habitat

2012-05-02 Thread Wayne Tyson
Juan (and Ecolog): This project strikes me (I must confess that most such projects strike me) as a great opportunity to start with a known baseline like the cornfield and some trees, then follow the changes to the baseline over time. I hope this has been done; if so, the results should be

Re: [ECOLOG-L] microsat software

2012-05-02 Thread Matthew Peter Hill
As I understand it there is only really GeneMapper and GeneMarker to create bins and score alleles. I think both require manual tweaking to score stuttered peaks correctly (I only use GeneMapper, imagine GeneMarker is same). Related to this, if anyone knows of any open source development to