Archive for December, 2014


Applications are now being accepted for the 2016 Knauss Fellowship. Please share this announcement with your networks, and in particular any graduate students who might be interested in applying. Thank you!
Are you a graduate student with an interest in ocean, coastal, and Great Lakes resources, and in the national policy decisions affecting those resources? If so, consider applying for the Dean John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship, a one year paid fellowship where highly qualified graduate students are matched with hosts in the legislative and executive branches of the U.S. government.

The fellowship was established in 1979 and is sponsored by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s National Sea Grant College Program. The application deadline is February 13, 2015 and the fellowship begins on February 1, 2016. For more information please visit or call UH Sea Grant at 956-7031.

Ruth Goldstein
University of Hawaii Sea Grant College Program
2525 Correa Road, HIG 238
Honolulu, HI 96822

Phone: 808-956-7031
Fax: 808-956-3014


All Applications Must be Received by: Friday, January 23, 2015, 4:30 p.m. HST

The Coastal Management Fellowship provides on-the-job education and training opportunities in coastal resource management and policy for postgraduate students and to provide project assistance to state coastal zone management programs. The program matches postgraduate students with state coastal zone programs to work on projects proposed by the state and selected by the fellowship sponsor, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Coastal Services Center. This two-year opportunity offers a competitive salary, medical benefits, and travel and relocation expense reimbursement.

Eligibility: Any student completing a master’s, doctoral, or
professional degree program in natural resource management or environment-related studies at an accredited U.S. university between January 1, 2014 and July 31, 2015. Students from a broad range of environmental programs are encouraged to apply. Students from non-U.S. institutions are not eligible.

Length of Assignment: The length of assignment is two years, starting in August 2015 and ending in August 2017. Newly selected fellows are given the opportunity to visit their host states prior to the start of the fellowship to meet the staff and to look for housing.

Stipend and Expenses: The current salary is $34,000 per year.
Fellows will be reimbursed up to $1,000 per year for professional development travel. A portion of this money is earmarked for specific meetings. Any travel related to their state project will be reimbursed by the host state. Reimbursement will be granted up to $1,000 to move to the fellowship location and up to $1,000 to move at the end of the two-year fellowship.

How to Apply: Interested students should discuss this fellowship with Dr. Darren Okimoto, UH Sea Grant Extension Leader at 808-956-7031. No more than three (3) applicants will be submitted to the NOAA Coastal Services Center. Final decisions will be made by March 20, 2015, and all applicants will be notified of the decision by the end of the following week.

For further details, visit the Coastal Management Fellowship website at:

Each year The Society for Northwestern Vertebrate Biology (SNVB) provides
one scholarship of up to $1000 to an undergraduate or graduate student
conducting vertebrate research within the geographic scope of the society:
northwestern North America west of the Great Plains and north of the Mojave

Scholarships are intended to support expenses associated with the proposed
research project including but not limited to travel, equipment, and
supplies. Students must be enrolled in an accredited institution within
SNVB’s geographic scope, degree seeking, and be a member of SNVB.
Applicants may become a member at the time of application.

The recipient will be announced at the society’s annual meeting in
Portland, OR ( Recipients are
expected to either present their findings at an SNVB annual meeting or
submit a manuscript of publication in the society’s journal, Northwestern
Naturalist, within three years of receiving the scholarship. Registration
or page fees may be waived if other funding or institutional support is not
available. Applications are due on January 15th.

* CALL FOR ABSTRACTS — International Urban Wildlife Conference *

Abstracts for symposia and presentations are now being accepted for the International Urban Wildlife Conference, hosted by the Lincoln Park Zoo and The Wildlife Society’s Urban Wildlife Working Group, May 17-20, 2015 in Chicago! The International Urban Wildlife Conference will focus on disseminating the latest research on the ecology and management of urban wildlife, reducing human-wildlife conflict, planning wildlife-friendly cities, and strategies for effective outreach and education. Student and early professional travel grants are available! Abstracts are due Jan 15, 2015. Please go to for more details.


Greetings from Harvard Forest!

We are offering an exciting summer program for undergraduate students to collaborate with scientists conducting ecological research.
Attached is a detailed program brochure as well as a few power point slides for presentation to interested students.
The strict deadline for this program is February 6th, 2015 @ 11:59pm.

Applications are currently being accepted on-line and complete details are listed on our website: <>

Thank you for your time and please pass information along to your colleagues.

Program dates for 2015 are May 25 – August 7, 2015.


Chances are likely that you are receiving this email because you had kindly submitted a reference for an applicant in the past.
If you would like to be removed, please reply with the word “REMOVE” in the subject line.
Laurie L. Chiasson
Harvard Forest-Harvard University
324 North Main Street, Petersham MA  01366

The Central Rockies Chapter of the Society for Ecological Restoration and
the High Altitude Revegetation Committee
2015 Restoration Conference

March 10-12, 2015
Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado

Call for Abstracts NEW DEADLINE closes December 19, 2014

With the broad theme of “High Altitude Restoration Science & Practice,” we
are seeking high quality oral presentations and posters by practitioners,
scientists, land managers, students and policymakers to enhance our
understanding of restoration and revegetation in diverse ecosystems using a
variety of methods.

Technical Sessions Topics
* Novel Ecosystems
* Complex Projects
* Forest Ecosystems
* Mining and Energy Development
* Invasive Species
* Grassland and Shrubland Ecosystems
* Wetland/Riparian Ecosystems
* Alpine Ecosystems

Visit: or for details.

Beneath the Waves Film Festival is launching its 2015 call for submissions. We are
a unique film festival and communication platform run by scientists with a
global reach. Our mission is to provide new venues of communication to give
ocean science a voice through digital media and storytelling. Over the past
four years, we have reached thousands of people across 6 continents at our
events which include viewings of submitted films followed by Q&A sessions
with marine scientists . Whether you are an undergad, graduate student,
scientist, or a professional filmmaker, if you have a story to tell, we
want to hear it, and we want to help you amplify your message!

Films are due by January 15, 2015. All films must be less than 10 minutes
in length and must relate to a marine science or conservation topic.
Accepted films will debut at our flagship event during the Benthic Ecology
Meeting this March in Quebec City and will be shown at subsequent festivals
held around the world. We especially encourage students and young
researchers to use this opportunity to help share your exciting research.

Please see for more details on submission
criteria and to view some of our past films and events.

Please spread the word about this unique opportunity to broaden the impacts
of your work. Contact for more details.




The Office of Hawaiian Affairs’ Community Outreach Program is seeking students to assist with various projects prior to and during the upcoming 2015 Session of the Hawaiʻi State Legislature.  In particular, student assistants will play a large role in supporting our legislative community outreach plan and providing support services for the implementation of that plan (including drafting communications and messaging, managing contacts database, monitoring legislative actions, as well as doing supportive research to communicate our message.)


Student assistant positions are open to both undergraduate and graduate students with writing skills, maturity, a strong desire to serve the Native Hawaiian community and academic experience in Hawaiian Studies, Hawaiian Language, Political Science, Communications, Public Administration or any other field or discipline related to the job tasks to be performed.  Students must be in good academic standing at an accredited educational institution and be carrying a full-time course load.  “Good academic standing” means maintaining at least a 2.0 grade point average on a 4.0 scale.


Students will be scheduled to work between 10 and 19 paid hours per week during the regular school session based on their availability.  The opportunity to work up to 40 paid hours per week during school breaks (i.e. Spring break, Summer break and Christmas break) may be extended.


Compensation will be paid on an hourly basis at the following rates:  Undergraduate Student (1st or 2nd Year) = $10.00/hour; Undergraduate Student (3rd or 4th Year) = $12.00/hour; Graduate Student = $14.00/hour.  Students who have prior work experience with OHA may be paid at a higher hourly rate based on an assessment of the student’s work experience, recommendation by the Program Manager and approval by the Human Resources Manager.  Student assistants are not eligible for OHA employment benefits.  Students must be citizens, nationals, or permanent resident aliens of the U.S. with proper work authorization.


Interested students should e-mail a cover letter, resume and short writing sample (10 double-spaced pages or less) to Aulii Dudoit at Questions about applying may also be directed to the same address.  The positions are open immediately and will remain open until filled

Postdoctoral Research Opportunity

Job Title: Post-Doctoral Researcher

Reporting to: Dr Rick Officer, Centre Leader

Location: Marine and Freshwater Research Centre, GMIT, Galway

Duration: 1 Year Fixed Term

Funding Agency: Environmental Protection Agency

Project Title: Scope, fate, risks and impacts of micro-plastic pollution in Irish freshwater systems.


This one year study will inform the development and implementation of policy through improved understanding of the environmental fate and risk posed by micro-plastics in Irish freshwater systems. Identification of potential sources and characteristics of micro-plastics in freshwater systems; together with an assessment of exposure, evaluation of biological effects and interactions with pollutants is needed to inform societal, regulatory and political discussions at national and European levels. Through characterisation of the scope, fate, and impact of micro-plastics in Irish lakes and rivers this project will facilitate development of policies and strategies that address risks posed by this emerging pollutant.

The candidate will join a dynamic research team at GMIT’s Marine and Freshwater Research Centre (MFRC). The MFRC works to achieve two over-arching and complementary outcomes:

1. Contribution to marine and freshwater conservation, management and advisory processes through analytical products, applications and reports; and,

2. Publication in the primary literature to ensure state of the art standards.

This dual approach ensures the quality of the deliverables and highlights the excellent work conducted in Ireland to an international audience, whilst also serving national needs. As a specialised research centre the MFRC places particular emphasis on its key research areas through informing policy, industry engagement and academic output with more than 190 international peer reviewed publications in the last 5 years.


A PhD in one or more of the following: freshwater pollution, micro-plastics, research to inform relevant policy; with specific experience in hydrology. The successful candidate will also have demonstrated proficiency in stakeholder engagement and communication; project conceptualisation, implementation and reporting; and demonstrated ability to work as part of a dynamic team.

Project Start-Date: 16th February 2015

Project Duration: 1 year

Conditions: Salary: €33,975 Pension contribution: €6,795*

*The appointee will not become a member of the public service pension scheme and the pension contribution will only be paid where an approved PRSA is established by the appointee.

Further information on the position may be obtained from Drs Rick Officer (<>), Roisin Nash (<>) or Ian O’Connor (<>).

Interested applicants should submit a detailed Curriculum Vitae including a personal statement as to how you meet the requirements of the post described to<>

The Human Resources Department

Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology

Dublin Road



Telephone No. + 353 91 742766/742767

Latest date for receipt of completed application is: 12 noon on Wednesday, 14th January 2015.

It is anticipated that interviews will take place on Thursday, 22nd January 2015.

Applications received after the closing date will not be accepted.

The Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from people with a disability.
Cuirfear fáilte roimh chomhfhreagras trí Ghaeilge.

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(Fish & Aquatic Ecology)

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Instituto de Ciencias Naturales Alexander Von Humboldt,
Universidad de Antofagasta,
Avenida Angamos 601, Antofagasta, Chile

Chile Mobile: +56 9 7399 7792
Chile Office: +56 55 2637400
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Flyer: USFWS_CDIP_2015

Greetings and Happy Holidays,

I am writing to get your assistance with helping to spread the word about several 12-week paid internship program for undergraduates with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) through the Student Conservation Association’s (SCA) Career Discovery Internship Program (CDIP).

SCA has partnered with the FWS to provide paid ($$$) summer internships for undergraduate students (first and second year students during the 2014-2015 academic year) from culturally and ethnically diverse backgrounds. Benefits include: housing, orientation, weekly living allowance, travel expenses to and from orientation, hands-on experience, and being paired with a FWS mentor.

Internships are located across the U.S.; from Alaska to the Southwest, Midwest, Southeast, and Northeast.

Also see attachment AND link below for additional information.

For more information please visit:

In addition to other stations seeking intern applicants, the Refuge (Upper Miss River) that I work on will be filling one of these intern positions in northwest Illinois (~150 miles west of Chicago). Online applications should become live shortly after the new year. Feel free to have anyone interested in working in northwest IL to send me their resume, in addition to applying online. Again applications should become live on the internet shortly after the new year.

Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge (Savanna, IL) Biological Technician Intern:


Intern will assist with duties which include, but are not limited to: conducting biological surveys of wildlife and habitats, avian nesting and production surveys, and fish surveys; assisting with scientific research, data collection and entry into a database; conducting radio telemetry studies of wildlife; monitoring and assisting with control of invasive and pest plants; habitat management; environmental education/interpretation; facilities maintenance; outreach/coordination of the biological program with partners; and other duties as required. Valid driver’s license is required. Personal vehicle strongly recommended only for the purpose of driving from residence to main office.  Once intern reaches main office, government vehicles will be provided for performing daily work related activities.


Jeramie T. Strickland

Wildlife Biologist

US Fish & Wildlife Service

Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife & Fish Refuge

7071 Riverview Road, Thomson IL 61285

Ph: 815-273-2732  Fax: 815-273-2960