ESA Emerging Issues Conference: Call For Poster Abstracts
“Developing Ecologically-Based Conservation Targets Under Global Change”
OPEN TO: Students & Post-Docs (SEEDS Student strongly encouraged to submit!)
WHEN: February 27 - March 1, 2012
WHERE: National Conservation Training Center, Shepherdstown, West Virginia
AWARD: 20 awards, each up to $1,000 for travel expenses
Application deadline: Thursday, September 29, 2011
For more information visit: http://esa.org/emergingissues
AAAS Invites Nominations for the AAAS Early Career Award for Public Engagement with Science
Nominations are invited now through October 15th.
For more information, click here!
Find award eligibility and nomination procedures here.
Society of Wetland Scientists - Diversity Program Undergraduate Mentoring Awards
Apply for an award to travel to the 2012 Meeting of the Society of Wetland Scientists at the INTECOL Wetlands Conference in Orlando, Florida (2-9 July).
Successful applicants will receive:
- Travel expenses (including airfare, hotel room, meals, and conference fees) for the 2012 SWS Annual Meeting.
- Mentors to provide guidance and career advice.
- Special activities to introduce participants to postgraduate and career opportunities and meet professionals from diverse fields.
- The opportunity to present research posters.
Application deadline is November 15, 2011
2011 SEEDS Career Fair Exhibitors
ESA Meeting, Diversity Mixer
Careers with Weyerhaeuser Company
Weyerhaeuser releases the potential in trees to solve important problems for people and the planet. The need for imaginative, sustainable solutions to the world’s challenges has never been greater. We are uniquely qualified to meet these needs and those of our customers in ways that create ongoing prosperity. We are inspired by trees. Their strength, vitality, and unlimited potential to be transformed into useful products have guided our approach to business for more than a century. Trees and human ingenuity are equally precious, sustainable resources, and we are committed to growing both.
Contacts: Effenus Henderson, Chief Diversity Officer, email@example.com, 253-924-3261
Zakiya Leggett, Sustainability Scientist and SEEDS Alumni firstname.lastname@example.org, 252-474-3710
University of Michigan Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Graduate Programs in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology (M.S. and Ph.D); REU program for 1st and 2nd year college students
EEB offers three graduate degree options: Frontiers Masters, Ph.D., and Traditional Masters. The Frontiers Masters program is a fully-funded, two-year program that allows students to explore a wide range of research approaches in ecology and evolutionary biology, followed by a focused research project with the support of a faculty mentor. This program provides the foundation needed to continue on to a top-rated Ph.D. program. The Ph.D. program guarantees five years of funding, with the goal of completing a dissertation research project under the guidance of an advisor. The Traditional Masters program is a flexible option offering either a thesis-based or a coursework-based degree to prepare students for a variety of career objectives. We are also offering a Research Experience for Undergrads (REU) program for early undergraduates in the summer of 2012, with opportunities for research in a variety of areas.
Location: Ann Arbor, MI
Application deadline: Apply by 12/1/2011 (Ph.D.) or 2/1/2012 (M.S.) for Fall 2012 admission
Contacts: Jane Sullivan, Graduate Program Coordinator, email@example.com, 734-615-7338
Deborah Goldberg, Professor and Department Chair, firstname.lastname@example.org, 734-615-4912
Kent State University
Environmental Aquatic Resource Sensing IGERT
This Integrative Graduate Education and Research Training (IGERT) program (funding by the National Science Foundation) represents an interdisciplinary, dual-institution (Kent State Miami University) program focused on Environmental Aquatic Resource Sensing (EARS). The theme of EARS is training of doctoral students in environmental sensing, focused on freshwater resources, accentuated with business experiences, to develop professionals equipped for diverse careers. Human dependence on freshwater ecosystems is absolute. EARS will prepare graduate students for future careers relevant to freshwater resources through training in environmental science, sensor design & use, and business methods. Data will be disseminated to stimulate K-16 and public interest in environmental science. Development of a diverse research community will be facilitated via a combination of recruitment and ongoing program connections.
Location: Kent State University and Miami University
Contacts: Margaret Nagella, Program Assistant, email@example.com, 330-672-7828
Laura Leff, Professor, firstname.lastname@example.org, 330-672-3613
Chris Blackwood, Assistant Professor, email@example.com, 330-672-3613
National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON)
Job opportunities with NEON
NEON will be the first observatory network of its kind designed to detect and enable forecasting of ecological change at continental scales over multiple decades. NEON data will focus on how land use, climate change and invasive species affect biodiversity, disease ecology and ecosystem services. NEON employs scientists in the fields of ecology, meteorology, biogeochemistry, and ecoinformatics. Each year, NEON will hire a staff of Seasonal Field Technicians across the United States who will assist with field observation, sample collection and handling, sample processing and sample shipment of a variety of taxa including: Small Mammals; Birds; Beetles; Mosquitoes; Plants; Soil Microbes. NEON is a project of the U.S. National Science Foundation, with many other U.S. agencies and NGOs cooperating.
Contacts: Laura Reynolds, Recruiter, firstname.lastname@example.org, 720-746-4930
USDA Forest Service
Working for the Great Outdoors: Careers with the Forest Service
A career with the Forest Service will challenge you to manage and care for more than 193 million acres of our nation’s most magnificent lands, conduct research through a network of forest and range experiment stations and the Forest Products Laboratory, and provide assistance to State and private forestry agencies. It’s an awesome responsibility – but the rewards are as limitless as the views.
Contacts: Rich Pouyat email@example.com, Ralph Crawford Rcrawford01@fs.fed.us, and Quin Holifield firstname.lastname@example.org
University of Puerto Rico-Río Piedras Campus
Natural-Human Systems in the Urbanizing Tropics
Description: The University of Puerto Rico’s IGERT program aims to train Ph.D. students to apply an interdisciplinary and collaborative approach to environmental problems in urbanizing, tropical landscapes. Puerto Rico has a dynamic environmental history, suffering nearly complete deforestation, then enjoying forest recovery, and then experiencing urban sprawl as the economy modernized. This last shift produced environmental problems, overlaid by changes in climate and vulnerability to catastrophic storms making Puerto Rico an ideal place to conduct integrative research. IGERT research can focus on many topics involving environmental themes in the urbanized tropics such as climate, water, food security, renewable energy, waste management, biodiversity, and urban system services. Fellows work together with natural and social science faculty as well as local NGO’s to develop dissertation questions that can help solve current environmental problems in Puerto Rico.
Location: San Juan, Puerto Rico
Contacts: Program Coordinator, Colibrí Sanfiorenzo-Barnhard email@example.com
National Audubon Society
Internship and Career Opportunities with Audubon
For more than a hundred years, Audubon has harnessed America’s love of birds and channeled that energy into a real force for conservation. The power of the organization has always been its ability to mobilize the strength of communities at the local, state and national level to come together to protect birds and America’s great natural landscapes. It all starts when you see a bird in nature, learn more about it, and eventually become connected to the world around you in ways you never imagined. What defines Audubon’s unique value is a powerful grassroots network which includes local chapters, state offices, Audubon Centers, Important Bird Area Programs, and 700 staff across the country. Our non-profit organization offers various opportunities in the areas of conservation, public policy, education, land stewardship, and development/fundraising, as well as administrative openings. Please visit our Career Center on www.audubon.org to learn more and apply.
Contacts: Teresa LaRocca, HR Generalist, firstname.lastname@example.org
Ford Foundation Diversity Fellowship
- The Fellowships Office of the National Research Council is pleased to announce that the 2010 Ford Foundation Diversity Fellowships program is now accepting applications. Each year, we ask Ford Fellows to disseminate information regarding the opening of the fellowship competition to students they believe would be strong candidates for the program and to other faculty members and colleagues. The Ford program homepage provides vital information about the program including goals, eligibility criteria, stipend amounts and helpful resources for preparing a competitive fellowship application. A link for the registration page of the online application is also provided once the individual has read through the program information and is ready to apply. The program brochures for all three levels of the competition, predoctoral, dissertation and postdoctoral are also attached to this message.
- Gene Polk Science Internship Program offers two summer internships at Grand Canyon National Park in the Vegetation Program. See above link for contact information and how to apply.
- Student Conservation Association. Various internships available.
- Fulbright Program - opportunities for students, teachers, and scholars in the U.S. and abroad.
- Organization for Tropical Studies. OTS Courses for undergraduate and graduate students listed here.
- Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU): Opportunities available at a variety of locations. Application deadlines vary by site.
- Smithsonian Institute Internship Program.
- Smithsonian Institute Fellowship Program.
- Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship (IGERT): Opportunities at various institutions for PhD programs. Application deadline varies by institution.
- Dartmouth College’s IGERT Program in Polar Environmental Change. Application deadline varies by department.
- University of Kansas’ IGERT Program in Climate Change. Visit website for more information.
- Research Experience for Undergraduates at the University of Notre Dame. Application deadlines vary depending on project - see website above. Ten programs are available in the Global Linkages of Biology, the Environment, and Society (GLOBES) program at UND.
- SEEDS Partnerships with REU Supplemental Awards.
- Please see the ESA Job Board for current faculty opportunity listings: Job Openings and Grants and Fellowships.
- Volume 6 of TIEE (Teaching Issues and Experiments in Ecology) has been published online!