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Two field technicians are needed to study restoration ecology of native bees. The objective of this research is to determine the affect of restorations on native bees, honey bees and other agriculturally important insects. The majority of this position will be fieldwork and will take place throughout New Jersey. There will also be some lab work involving data processing and entering. Our lab is located at Rutgers University Campus in New Brunswick, New Jersey. (See http://winfreelab.rutgers.edu/people)

Required Qualifications: Ecology fieldwork; valid drivers license; desire to work long hours in hot, humid conditions.
Preferred Qualifications: Experience in entomology and/or botany collection and identification; Personal Vehicle (mileage reimbursements will be provided).

Dates: 1 position will start in early May and run through mid-September with the second position being slightly shorter (Mid-May to Mid or End of August).
Salary: $10-13/hr

To Apply and For Questions: Send a cover letter, resume, and names and contact information of three references to: Dan Cariveau (cariveau@rci.rutgers.edu). Please place Bee Field Tech in the subject line. Review of applications will begin February 22nd and will remain open until filled

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Scaling Up: Future of Environmental Decisions (FED): A Student Workshop
Organized by the Ecological Society of America (ESA)
June 2 – June 7, 2013
Baltimore, MD

ESA’s Office of Education & Diversity Programs is pleased to announce the Call for Applications for the student workshop, “Scaling Up: Future of Environmental Decisions (FED)”, made possible by funding from the National Science Foundation. This six-day interactive workshop will use a case study of the Chesapeake Bay to explore the ecological and socioeconomic dimensions of decision-making using data at the regional and continental-scale. Participants will explore geospatial datasets; develop GIS analysis skills; build science communications skills and explore careers that involve Big Data in environmental and related disciplines.

Opportunity: Up to 25 awards of travel, lodging, and subsistence support to attend the workshop.

Eligibility: Current and recently graduated undergraduate students as well as current Graduate students from any academic discipline – including social, natural, formal and applied science fields – are invited to participate. Underrepresented minority students are especially encouraged to apply.

Workshop website: http://www.esa.org/scalingup/

Application deadline: Friday, February 8th, 2013; 5:00pm EST 
Applicants must submit an online application, which requests academic information, a description of relevant course work, extracurricular activities and a personal statement. The workshop committee will select participants to ensure an appropriate mix of disciplines and backgrounds. Prior GIS experience is not required. Applications will be notified of their acceptance status by Mid-March.

Questions: Contact Andrea McMillen, ESA Education Programs Coordinator, at andrea@esa.org.

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We seek a motivated, creative, and focused problem-solver to join interdisciplinary projects relating to urbanization, conservation, and ecology.

The research fellow will be an active participant in project planning, data analysis, scientific publications, and must be able to work as part of an interdisciplinary research team.

Applicants should have at least a bachelor’s degree in one of the relevant environmental fields; a master’s degree is preferred.  Desirable skills include experience with interview research (particularly using NVivo), survey research, ARC-GIS software, and multivariate statistical analysis (particularly using R software).  The position will involve travel to central Massachusetts so a driver’s license is required.

Please direct all inquiries and send application materials to Anne Short (agshort@bu.edu). As part of your application including a short statement of research interests (1 page maximum), curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information of three qualified references.

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A full-time, two-year field and lab research position working on  pollination and native plant restoration for pollinators in Neal Williams lab at UC Davis.

Pay scale: $2,806 monthly / $33,672 annual; eligible for health benefits
Closing date: open until filled
Anticipated Start date:  December, 2012 (flexible Late November 2012 – January 2013)
Duration: Two- year position renewable upon review of first season.
Time allocation:  100%
Location: Davis, CA**

Review of applications will begin Nov 14 and continue until the position is filled.

Position Description: A full-time two-year field and lab research position working on pollination and native plant restoration for pollinators is available in the Neal Williams lab at UC Davis. *The successful applicant will assist with a series of collaborative research projects on pollination of selected crops by native and managed bees, identification of native plant materials to support wild and managed bee populations, and habitat restoration to provide nesting and floral resources for pollinators within agricultural landscapes.**  *Responsibilities will include comparing pollinator quality between managed and wild bee taxa in a controlled field context, helping with* *establishment and maintenance of wildflower restoration plots on farms, and monitoring bee use of floral and nesting resources within restoration plots. The position provides an excellent opportunity to develop skills in pollination biology, native plant restoration, bee biology, sustainable agriculture and conservation outreach.

Our lab is part of vibrant Ecology and Entomology groups at UC Davis.  The position is funded by a grant from USDA and continuation of the position is dependent on job performance.**

Project description:  We are initiating a multi-year project targeting pollinator biodiversity and pollination services in agricultural landscapes. Our overall goal is to promote sustainable pollination through integrated pollination strategies with wild and managed bee populations.  The program blends research on cultivation of native plants, monitoring of bees of forage, and monitoring of bee nesting.

Minimum Qualifications/ requirements:
– Bachelors degree in biological sciences (Ecology, entomology, plant biology/botany is especially useful)
– Previous experience in pollination biology, entomology and/or field ecology, conservation biology
– Flexibility to work at various hours of day and week to support experimental requirements (e.g., evenings, weekends).
– Attention to detail (will be collecting and working with original data from multiple projects)
– Ability to work both independently and in collaboration with others
– Previous field experience (preferably with plants and native bees)
– Basic computer skills (Word, Excel)
– Valid driver’s license
– Ability to work in the field under hot sunny conditions for long hours

Additional Qualifications:
– Knowledge of California Flora
– Knowledge of and facility with ArcGIS

Application materials:
Please send the following materials to Kimiora Ward at (ucdbees123@gmail.com ): cover letter briefly detailing your interest in the position, CV, list of 3 references, with full contact information, who are familiar with your scholarship, research ability, experience and potential.

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Graduate Assistantships/Fellowships are available for Ph.D. and M.S. students to conduct innovative and high-impact research in the Center for Systems Integration and Sustainability (CSIS) at Michigan State University.  Research topics may include:  ecology and management of wildlife (e.g., giant pandas in China, tigers in Nepal), systems modeling and simulation (e.g., agent-based modeling), sustainability science, coupled human and natural systems, biodiversity conservation, ecosystem services, climate change, land change science, forest and landscape ecology, natural resources and environment, systemsintegration (integration of ecology with demography, economics, sociology, and policy), telecoupling (socioeconomic and environmental interactions over distances through globalization, trade, species invasion, migration, and other means).

Examples of publications on these topics by CSIS faculty and students include Science (2012, 2010, 2008, 2007, 2003, 2001), Nature (2005, 2003) and PNAS (2012, 2009, 2008, 2007) (see http://csis.msu.edu/research/publications).  Successful candidates can build on these previous studies and explore new frontiers of research. They will also have opportunities to interact with leaders in these fields worldwide through various ways, such as the International Network of Research on Coupled Human and Natural Systems
(CHANS-Net.org) and the NASA-MSU Professional Enhancement Awards Program (http://csis.msu.edu/education/nasa_msu_award), which are organized byCSIS. More information about CSIS is available at http://csis.msu.edu.

Application materials include: (1) letter of application, (2) statement of professional goals, (3) CV or resume, (4) transcripts, (5) GRE scores, (6) TOEFL scores (for non-native English speakers only), (7) list of 3-4 references (names and contact information), and (8) up to three representative publications if any. Unofficial copies of GRE, TOEFL and
transcripts are OK initially.

Applicants are encouraged to submit their application materials as soon as possible to ensure full consideration.  Please email the application materials to Dr. Jianguo (Jack) Liu at liuji@msu.edu. Questions about these opportunities can also be emailed to Dr. Liu.

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We seek a motivated, creative, and focused problem-solver to join interdisciplinary projects relating to urbanization, conservation, ecology, biogeochemistry, and remote sensing. The researcher will be an active participant in project planning, data analysis, scientific publications, and must be able to work as part of an interdisciplinary research team. Applicants should have at least a bachelor’s degree in one of the relevant environmental or social fields; a master’s degree is preferred.  Desirable skills include experience with ARC-GIS software, multivariate statistical analysis (particularly using R software), interview and survey research, ecosystem ecology, biogeochemistry, and/or image processing.

Please direct all inquiries and send application materials to Lucy Hutyra (lrhutyra@bu.edu). As part of your application including a short statement of research interests (1 page maximum), curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information of three qualified references.

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 I work with the Ashevillage Institute in Asheville, NC. We offer transformatively mobilizing 10-day eco-immersion programs that are tailored specifically to meet the needs of student groups. 
 
You choose what you want. We provide the topnotch team — a collaboration of local sustainability practitioners, community leaders, and experts in the field. 
 
The goal: Take what you learn and implement it in your own campus community. Now is the time to delve deeply and engage fully!
 
Check out our menu of options based on four fields of learning: 
     • Applied Ecology & Resilient Living: Water, Food, Energy, Shelter & Nature
     • Innovative Leadership: Local Economies, Education, Culture & Community
     • Vibrant Living: Inner Landscapes, Healing Arts & Conscious Communication
     • Women’s Wisdom: Traditions, Progressive Pathways & Leadership
 
Groups will be hosted at the Ashevillage Sanctuary: Downtown’s EcoSweet Retreat, a guest house and premier one-acre urban permaculture site in Asheville, NC. Enjoy and learn about the 18,000 gallon rainwater aquaponic system, beautiful edible gardens, stone courtyards and natural buildings!
 
I hope to work with you and your group and would be happy to answer any questions. I will follow up with you soon. If you know others who would be interested, please feel free to share this. Thank you!
 
Best regards,
Kathryn Blau
kathryn@ashevillage.org
919.593.0067

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