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1. Ph.D. GRA: Carbon Sequestration along an Urban to Wildland Gradient



The University of Missouri, in collaboration with Lincoln University in=20=

Missouri, is seeking a Ph.D. graduate research assistant (GRA) to conduct=
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independent research investigating urban forest carbon sequestration in a=
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dynamic multi-land-use urbanizing watershed of the central U.S. The study=
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is part of a large ongoing project in the Hinkson Creek experimental=20
watershed encompassing the city of Columbia and the University of Missour=
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Even though urban areas are a net source of CO2 to the atmosphere, urban=20=

vegetation and soils are capable of sequestering substantial quantities o=
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carbon. The successful applicant will study carbon storage and flux above=
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and below ground as a function of urban tree canopy density in sites alon=
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an urbanization gradient. This urbanization gradient aims at spanning the=
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maximal range of forest stand and canopy density and soil conditions in=20=

order to identify urban forest types that maximize C sequestration. Study=
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sites include heavily (downtown) to moderately (residential area and city=
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park) to minimally (bottomland hardwood forest) urbanized areas of=20
Columbia, including a site recently converted from agricultural use to=20=

biomass (willow/cottonwood) production. A hardwood forest reference site=20=

outside the city limit is located 25 km south of Columbia. Carbon storage=
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will be quantified by sampling and analyzing mass and C concentrations of=
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major C pools. C fluxes will be quantified by measuring photosynthetic an=
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respiration rates of vegetation and soil respiration.=20

This is a four year position beginning immediately or when filled.=20
Applicants must possess a master=92s degree and have completed at least o=
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degree in biology, environmental sciences, forest ecology, or a related=20=

field. Experience in carbon biogeochemical cycling and measurement of=20
carbon pools and fluxes (C/N elemental analyzer, IRGA) is a plus. Strong=20=

verbal, written, and computational skills are mandatory. Successful=20
applicants will be required to work collaboratively and independently,=20=

conduct field work under variable weather conditions, and aid in=20
installation and maintenance of instruments and monitoring sites.=20
Applicants must possess a valid US driver's license and be able to lift a=
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carry equipment and tools.=20

When applying, please forward by email the following documents: transcrip=
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curriculum vitae, recent GRE scores, recent TOEFL scores (international=20=

students only), cover letter (including academic, research and profession=
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goals and interests), and the names and contact information of three=20
references to: Dr. Jason Hubbart, Department of Forestry, University of=20=

Missouri, 203-Q ABNR Bldg, Columbia, MO 65211, USA; Tel No. (573) 884-773=
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Fax: (573) 882-1979; Email: HubbartJ@Missouri.edu. Website:=20
http://web.missouri.edu/~hubbartj/

 

 

 

The Mohonk Preserve is New York State's largest non-profit nature preserve with integrated programs in Conservation Science & Research, Land Stewardship & Management, and Environmental Education.  For more information about the Mohonk Preserve: http://www.mohonkpreserve.org



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Graduate student assistantship at the University of Alaska Fairbanks

 

A graduate student assistantship is available in the laboratory of Dr. Eric Collins at the University of Alaska Fairbanks (http://www.reric.org). Contact Dr. Collins (student-app@reric.org) to discuss the position in more detail. Please include a brief description of your research interests, experience, and academic preparations. Competitive applicants will have a strong academic background in the natural sciences, prior field or research experience, and a demonstrated interest in microbial ecology and evolution in cold environments. Applications for the graduate program in the School of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences (http://www.sfos.uaf.edu/prospective/graduate) will be reviewed beginning March 1.

** Seasonal Synergy between Bacterial Osmoprotection and Algal Production in Sea Ice **

Funding is available for an M.S. student to develop a thesis project investigating the evolutionary and biogeochemical roles of compatible solutes in sea ice microbial communities. The student will engage with a team of researchers at the University of Washington and the Greenland Climate Research Centre on the broader question of how biophysical processes (e.g. sea ice, primary production) influence the entry and fate of elements, greenhouse gases and contaminants in Arctic marine ecosystems. This is an inter-disciplinary project that includes experts on sea ice, polar oceanography, biogeochemistry, microbial ecology, and genomics. The candidate will have the opportunity to engage with students and faculty across these disciplines. Field work for the project is based primarily in Nuuk, Greenland, with the potential for additional field work conducted on the R/V Sikuliaq (http://www.sfos.uaf.edu/sikuliaq). Prior experience with bioinformatics or computer programming are highly desirable, as is experience with NMR, mass spectrometry, or other methods of molecular identification. The research project is sponsored by National Science Foundation Award #1203262 (http://www.nsf.gov/awardsearch/showAward?AWD_ID=1203262).

Please see the following websites for more information about UAF (http://www.uaf.edu), the Institute of Marine Sciences (http://www.ims.uaf.edu), the UAF Graduate School (http://www.uaf.edu/gradsch), and Dr. Collins’ research (http://www.sfos.uaf.edu/people/profile.php?uid=3198). The University of Alaska Fairbanks is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities. UAF is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and educational institution.


 

2013 Vince Schaefer Research Internship


Interns will join the Mohonk Preserve Conservation Science staff to:
Sample a wide variety of nature study including bird surveys and habitat analysis.
Conduct recreational impact assessment including detailed data collection & management.
Utilize GIS & GPS technology for invasive species management.
Have access to decades of data, specimens and library collections.
Be a part of an exciting research community working closely with researchers, educators and land management professionals.
Interns will develop and complete an individualized research project.
Dates: June to mid-August (10 weeks)
Eligibility: College freshmen & sophomores
Stipend: $3,200
Other support: Housing is available on an as needed and space available basis
To apply: Mail the following:

-        a copy of your resume;

-        cover letter which clearly states your reasons for pursuing this internship and what you hope to gain as part of your career goals;

-        your transcripts;

-        and two letters of recommendation.

To: John Thompson, Director of Conservation Science, Mohonk Preserve Daniel Smiley Research Center, 1000 Mountain Rest Rd., New Paltz, NY 12561

For additional details: http://www.mohonkpreserve.org/jobs-fellowships-and-internships
Application Deadline: All materials must be received by March 15, 2013
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2013 Thom Scheuer Land Management Internship


Interns will join the Mohonk Preserve Land Stewardship staff to assist with:
·   Promoting visitor safety and enjoyment.
·   Land and visitor management.
·   Facilities projects.
·   Basic ranger duties.
·   Completing boundary line inspection and reporting.
·   Interns may also have the opportunity to work with research and education staff.
The intern will be responsible for a written report summarizing his or her work.

 
Dates: June to mid-August (10 weeks)
Eligibility: College juniors & seniors
Stipend: $3,200
Other support: Housing is available on an as needed and space available basis
To apply: Mail the following:

-        a copy of your resume;

-        cover letter which clearly states your reasons for pursuing this internship and what you hope to gain as part of your career goals;

-        your transcripts;

-        and two letters of recommendation.

To:  Hank Alicandri, Director of Land Stewardship/Chief Ranger, Mohonk Preserve, P.O. Box 715, New Paltz, NY  12561

For additional details: http://www.mohonkpreserve.org/jobs-fellowships-and-internships
Application Deadline: All materials must be received by March 15, 2013

 
 
Ellen M. Sticker
Executive Projects Manager
Mohonk Preserve
PO Box 715, New Paltz, NY 12561
845-255-0919 x1237 – Note new extension
http://www.mohonkpreserve.org


Mohonk Preserve … setting the standard for mountain stewardship in New York’s Hudson Valley region.
The generosity of our supporters and volunteers ensures that the Shawangunk Ridge will be protected and enjoyed forever.
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Please consider the environment before printing this e-mail note.


 

Position: Green Roof Program – Administrative Coordinator 


Job Posting:
November 30, 2012
Company:
Anacostia Watershed Society
Location:
Washington, DC.

 

Position Description:

The Green Roof Rebate Program helps property managers and building owners in DC by providing educational assistance and financial rebates for vegetated green roofs. The Administrative Coordinator for this program will be responsible for assisting with; program documentation and tracking, outreach communications and education, coordinating team schedules, distribution of rebate funding, assisting with field assessments of existing and new green roofs and other activities as required. The Green Roof Rebate program is part of our Stewardship Department’s – Greening the Built Environment Division which engages community members of all ages in stewardship and restoration actions that increase their awareness of the river, foster enjoyment of nature, and motivate them to further care of a healthy watershed.

 

For more information, download a detailed job description.

 

To apply please send cover letter and resume to: mlucy@anacostiaws.org.

 


 

Close the Loop! Northeast Kingdom Kickoff Meeting

 
Highfields is looking forward to collaborating with you all tomorrow at the Close the Loop! Northeast Kingdom Kickoff Meeting which will be held from 5:30-8:00pm at the Lyndon Public Safety Building, just across the street from the Northeast Kingdom Solid Waste Management District at 316 Main Street, Lyndonville, VT.   We’re excited to discuss with you all the vision for Close the Loop! NEK and the future of food scrap recycling in VT and the NEK as well as ways that you, your family, school or organization can get involved in closing the loop on the food system by diverting food scraps from the landfill to local agriculture. We’ll be covering a number of topics at the meeting including but not limited to:

  1. Food scrap hauling for schools, restaurants and businesses, 
  2. Composting pilot project grants for compost collection systems and on-site composting, 
  3. Composting workshops and education,

In addition we’ll hear from a number of local organizations that are on the front lines every day building food security and sustainable agricultural in the NEK. A schedule for the meeting is below. Snacks, refreshments and compost gifts will be provided. Please do not hesitate to contact Highfields with questions at 472-5138 x202. SCHEDULE 5:30-5:45 Highfields Introduction 5:45-6:15 Presentations from Local Organizations

  • Paul Tomasi, NEKSWMD
  • Joey McClain, Lyndon State College
  • Katherine Sims, Green Mountain Farm to School
  • James Bently, St. J Academy
  • Ed Fox, Vermont Food Bank
  • Eric Paris, Tamerlane Farm/Compost Facility

6:15-6:30 Personal Introductions (Who is present at meeting?) 6:30-6:50 Snack Break and Brainstorming Session 6:50-7:20 Breakout Sessions:

  1. Compost Sites and Composters
  2. Food Scrap Generators and Food Scrap Collection
  3. Food Scrap Hauling

7:20-7:50 Breakout Session Recap Presentations 8:00 Meeting Ends


 

SREL Offers Multiple Grad Assistantships

 

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The University of Georgia’s Savannah River Ecology Laboratory (SREL) is recruiting a cohort of 7 M.S. and 5 Ph.D. level graduate students to work on various topics in the fields of radioecology, toxicology, conservation biology, and restoration ecology.  Specific topic areas and faculty mentors include:  Radionuclide and heavy metal contamination in long-lived reptiles (Dr. Tracey Tuberville - 2 M.S.); Scavenging ecology and contaminant uptake (Dr. Jim Beasley -1 M.S/Ph.D. and Dr. Gene Rhodes – 1 M.S.); Spatial ecology of vertebrates in relation to radionuclide exposure (Dr. Jim Beasley – 1 Ph.D.); Genomic biomarkers and genotoxicology in wildlife exposed to chronic low dose irradiation and/or metals (Dr. Stacey Lance – 1 Ph.D.); Amphibian ecotoxicology and evolutionary toxicology (Dr. Stacey Lance – 1 M.S.); Metagenomics of bacterial communities exposed to chronic radionuclide contamination  (Dr. J Vaun McArthur – 1 Ph.D.); Biogeochemical quantification of tritium in living organismal tissues (Dr. John Seaman – 1 Ph.D.); Biogeochemistry, bioavailability and bioaccumulation of heavy metals in constructed wetlands (Dr. Gary Mills – 1 M.S.); Restoration ecology of invertebrate communities in erosion impacted watersheds (Dr. J Vaun Mcarthur – 1 M.S.); Soil restoration and erosion mitigation (Dr. John Seaman – 1 M.S.); and Mitigation of invasive species impacts on threatened and endangered species in the Pacific (Dr. Gene Rhodes – 1 Ph.D.).

It is anticipated that students would start their programs of study in the spring or summer of 2013.  SREL is located on the Savannah River Site in Aiken, South Carolina, approximately 2.5 hours from the main UGA campus.  Students will be directly supervised by SREL faculty and will be appointed through various departments on the main UGA campus depending upon their ability to meet the admission requirements of individual academic units and the departmental affiliation of the SREL faculty member with whom they work.  Prospective departments include:  The Odum School of Ecology (Rhodes, Lance, McArthur); the Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources (Tuberville, Beasley, Mills, Rhodes); and the Department of Crop and Soil Sciences (Seaman).

 

Graduate Assistantship support for M.S. students ($21,308.00) and Ph.D. students ($23,031.00) will be provided to successful applicants on an annual basis.  Students on an annual stipend receive tuition waivers, however student fees of approximately $1,095 per semester, which include the matriculation fee and activity, athletic, health, student facilities, technology and transportation fees will be assessed.

 

Students should have a B.S. or M.S. degree in a field closely related to their prospective research topic.  We are seeking students with a strong work ethic, excellent verbal and written communication skills, excellent quantitative skills, the ability to work independently and as a productive member of a research team, and the ability to perform work in challenging field conditions or in laboratory environments as required. Student must have a minimum 3.0 GPA and competitive GRE scores.  Please see the following links for specific requirements for each school/department: 

Savannah River Ecology Laboratory

http://www.srel.edu/

Odum School of Ecology

http://www.ecology.uga.edu/admissions.php?Graduate_Application_Information-3/

Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources

http://www.warnell.uga.edu/grad/prospective-applicants.php

Department of Crop and Soil Sciences

http://www.cropsoil.uga.edu/graduate/admissions.html

Department of Geology

http://www.gly.uga.edu/graduate/applications.html

 

Please contact the individual SREL faculty member with whom you are interested in working at the email address given below by October 15 for full consideration.  With your email, please provide a statement of interest, a current C.V., copies of your most recent GRE scores, and a copy of your transcripts.  If selected to compete for these assistantships, you will be encouraged to apply to the appropriate UGA department.

 

Tracey Tuberville (tuberville@srel.edu); Jim Beasley (beasley@srel.edu); Gary Mills (mills@srel.edu);

J Vaun Mcarthur (mcarthur@srel.edu); Stacey Lance (lance@srel.edu); John Seaman (seaman@srel.edu); Gene Rhodes (rhodes@srel.edu).


 


Agency of Natural Resources



Climate Change Team Intern

The Agency of Natural Resources is looking for an intern to manage our ongoing education and outreach activities. The primary work activity is production of their quarterly newsletter "CLIMATE CONNECTION"  In addition, we are in the process of developing a database of climate change research relevant to Vermont. The project is in beta version right now. There is an in-house developer. The intern will be working with the developer to debug the beta version, assist as necessary in the rollout of this database to the public, entering content into the database, preparing general public summaries of the reports and seeking out additional entries to add.

Click here for more info and to apply

 

Stone Environmental



General Admin Intern

Stone Environmental, Inc. is a 40-person environmental science and geographic information systems (GIS) consulting firm founded in 1992. Stone offers a wide variety of services to local, national, and international clients. Our team of multidisciplinary professionals is organized into five distinct groups that share a common theme: water quality.
 
Stone Environmental, Inc is seeking an energetic individual to fill an administrative assistant position who has excellent organizational and communication skills, strong attention to detail and the ability to handle repetitive tasks. The position will grow to include other various tasks.

Click here for more info and to apply

 

LABORATORY/FIELD TECHNICIAN – ID# 12434

 


The Department of Oceanography at the University of Hawaii seeks to fill a position of Laboratory/Field Technician.  The successful applicant will join a lab using tracers to study processes relevant to climate change and human impacts on the environment (e.g., air-sea gas exchange, ocean circulation, coastal carbon cycling, flow and transport of nutrients and contaminants in continental waters).  See <http://www.soest.hawaii.edu/~ho/projects/> for more information on current and recent projects.

We seek a highly motivated, independent but team-oriented technician, to perform the following duties:

• Develop and construct new analytical instruments for atmospheric, oceanic, and estuarine observations.
• Organize instruments and logistics for, and participate in, land-based and sea-going fieldwork locations throughout the world.
• Perform laboratory measurements of air and water samples.
• Maintain analytical instrumentation and inventory of samples. Perform basic laboratory and instrument maintenance and organization.
• Participate in data extraction, reduction and processing from specialized research instrumentation, and provide support for preparation of reports to funding agencies and publication of results in peer-reviewed journals.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Primary: Bachelor’s Degree in Earth Sciences, Engineering, Physics, Chemistry or closely related science. 3-5 years of experience in laboratory work in instrumentation, Geochemistry, or Engineering. 1-2 years of experience with gas chromatography. Knowledge of electronics. Knowledge of Mac and Windows operating systems. Familiarity with the use of spreadsheets (e.g., MS Excel). Knowledge of the methods, materials, procedures, and techniques used in oceanographic research, particularly gas chromatographic techniques, sampling, and analysis. Able to conduct trace gas sampling and measurements in the field and at sea under harsh environmental, weather and sea conditions. Must have good oral and written communication skills, and the ability to interact well with other personnel in the university, office, lab, and ship environments. In good health and able to work effectively for extended periods in the field or at sea. Able to lift and carry 50 lbs.

Secondary: MS in Earth Sciences, Engineering, Physics, Chemistry or closely related science. Familiarity with LabVIEW. Machine shop certification. Experience working in an academic or research setting.

INQUIRIES: David Ho, ho@hawaii.edu

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: Please go to www.rcuh.com, click on “Employment”; select “Apply” and navigate to “See Job Announcements and/or Apply for a Job.” You must submit the following documents online to be considered for the position: 1) Cover Letter, 2) Resume, 3) Salary History, 4) Supervisory References, 5) Copy of Degree(s)/Transcript(s)/Certificate(s). All online applications must be submitted/received by the closing date (11:59 P.M. Hawaii Standard Time/RCUH receipt time) as stated on the job posting. If you do not have access to our system and the closing date is imminent, you may send additional documents to rcuhhr@rcuh.com. If you have questions on the application process and/or need assistance, please call (808)956-3100.

CLOSING DATE: October 15, 2012.

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