Restoration Monitoring Data and Information Specialist
The National Wildlife Refuge Association, in partnership with Midway
Atoll National Wildlife Refuge and the USFWS Pacific Region Inventory
and Monitoring Program, seeks an individual with strong restoration
ecology, database development, and ecological monitoring design skills
for an 18-month period to help Refuge staff meet scientific information
needs associated with expanding habitat restoration and weed control
programming. The selected individual will be an employee of the National
Wildlife Refuge Association and will work closely with Refuge staff and
volunteers to develop robust data collection procedures, design
databases, and data management systems for currently implemented weed
control, native plant propagation and habitat restoration activities.
The primary goal of this position is to set-up a robust habitat
restoration monitoring system that can be utilized and maintained by
USFWS staff to holistically evaluate the success of restoration efforts,
encompassing and integrating complex and large-scale weed control and
native plant propagation programs.
The National Wildlife Refuge Association is an independent 501(c)3
nonprofit organization that works in partnership with the U.S. Fish and
Wildlife Service to advance the wildlife conservation mission of the
National Wildlife Refuge System. For more information about the Refuge
Association, please visit www.refugeassociation.org. To receive a copy
of the work plan or to ask project and location-specific questions,
please contact Meg Duhr-Schultz (email@example.com, 808-954-4819).
For salary and benefits questions, please contact Anne Truslow
An MS-level graduate research assistantship is available for participating
in research and conservation of ospreys and short-eared owls, both
state-endangered, in Illinois. The Graduate Research Assistantship will be
for two years with a 27 June 2016 start date. The assistantship will
provide tuition waiver, a stipend for the spring and fall semesters, summer
income as a field technician, and research support. The selected student
will assist with an osprey re-establishment project in central Illinois
during the summer. In collaboration with Dr. Brian Washburn of the
USDA/APHIS/WS/National Wildlife Research Center
student will study the wintering ecology of short-eared owls (e.g.,
determining activity and movement patterns) in northern Illinois.
Successful candidates must have the following qualifications:
1. Background in ecology and conservation.
2. Experience working with raptors.
3. Endurance for long field seasons.
4. High academic performance.
5. Strong writing skills and quantitative skills.
6. Coursework and extensive use of GIS and statistics.
7. Field experience in radio-tracking and GPS technology.
8. Strong work ethic and keen attention to detail.
Interested applicants should send the following (via email) to Dr. Tih-Fen
Ting at firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible, no later than 1 February 2016:
1. Cover letter addressing background, extent of qualifications, and
2. A current resume.
3. Three letters of reference: at least two letters of reference must be
provided by either professors or academic advisors familiar with your
4. Transcripts (unofficial or scanned copy acceptable).
In addition, please complete the following steps no later than 1 February
1. Application to the GA program: go to the link:
https://uisapp-s.uis.edu/gagpsi/. And click on “Start a new GA/GPSI
application form” toward the bottom of the page. On the form, please check
that you would like to be considered for GA.
2. A current resume – sent directly to the GA office at email@example.com.
3. Personal goal statement – there is a required format:
8/Personal-Goal-Statement-06-15.pdf. Send directly to the GA office at
Please do not hesitate to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have
Tih-Fen Ting, Ph.D.
Department of Environmental Studies
University of Illinois at Springfield
Springfield, IL 62703
The Ecological Society of America is seeking an Editorial Assistant to
help produce Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment, a high-ranking
monthly journal focusing on ecological and environmental science. Duties
include: managing the online peer-review system, copyediting and
proofreading manuscripts, writing occasional news stories, conducting
cover photo searches, running the Frontiers Twitter account, and
corresponding with authors, associate editors, and reviewers. A relevant
Bachelor’s degree (e.g., in Ecology, Environmental Science, Conservation
Biology) is a must; one to two years’ editorial experience an advantage.
Downtown Washington, DC location; competitive salary (commensurate with
experience) and benefits. Email cover letter, CV, salary expectations, and
contact information for three references to Dr. Sue Silver, at
email@example.com Put ‘Editorial Assistant Search’ in the subject line.
Application deadline: Wednesday 25th November 2015.
The Environmental Education program at Southern Oregon University is proud to offer a Masters of Science program designed to create leaders in the field of Environmental Education. Our program offers interdisciplinary training in the natural sciences, ecology and education, all in the diverse and spectacular Klamath-Siskiyou Bioregion of southwestern Oregon and northern California.
Our science-based program offers several unique elements including our culminating project. The graduate students collaborate to design and present both a day and residential program aimed at diverse audiences located at our Field Station (Deer Creek Center) and on the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument.
Students may also choose to incorporate a Masters of Arts in Teaching and earn teacher licensure at the secondary level with a science endorsement (options for licensure at the elementary and middle level are also possible) or a certificate in non-profit management as an integrated part of the program.
Four to six graduate assistantship positions are offered each year to Environmental Education graduate students. Going into effect during the first fall quarter and lasting throughout the first year of study, graduate assistants receive an 80% in-state tuition remission and a monthly stipend. The assistantship requires 12 hours of work per week. Positions include Siskiyou Environmental Education Center (SEEC) Office Manager, SEEC Office Assistant, Education Outreach Coordinator, Fall in the Field coordinator, and instructors for introductory biology labs.
Financial aid may be available to students. Some students may qualify for in-state tuition through the Western Regional Graduate Program.
Siskiyou Environmental Education Center (SEEC)
Southern Oregon University
Graduate Position in Urban Resilience to Climate Change at Florida
Florida International University, Miami, Florida
Two PhD graduate fellowships are available in the Department of Biological
Sciences (http://biology.fiu.edu/) at Florida International University
to conduct research on urban resilience to extreme events in South Florida,
beginning fall 2016. This position is part of the Urban Resilience to
Extremes Sustainability Research Network
(https://sustainability.asu.edu/urbanresilience/) which is a
multi-institutional, interdisciplinary research team working on
science, knowledge exchange, and adaptation to extreme events affecting
Fellows in the UREx SRN will participate in distributed seminars and
student-led journal clubs, develop independent yet networked doctoral
research plans, and have opportunities to be active members in research
working groups, scenario-building workshops with practitioners, and design
studios for resilient urban infrastructure. Graduate fellows will be full
participants in annual All-Hands meetings, receive training in science
communication, attend a computation and visualization summer institute, and
lead the development of research products. The goal of this training
is to provide an environment and programs in which diverse people (in terms
of career stage, sector, ethnicity, culture, and discipline) may
collaboratively learn about the impacts of extreme events on urban areas
how to promote the resilience of urban social, ecological and technical
FIU is a public research university in Miami with a highly diverse,
and growing student body located near the eastern boundary of the
Everglades. The Department of Biological Sciences has strengths in Ecology,
Marine Biology, Botany, Microbiology, Evolution, and Cellular/Molecular
Biology. FIU is home to the Sea Level Solutions Center
(http://slsc.fiu.edu/), which will provide a collaborative,
multi-disciplinary framework for studying exposure and adaptation of South
Florida to climate change. Fellows will also be invited to participate in
the Florida Coastal Everglades Long Term Ecological Research program
(http://fcelter.fiu.edu/), based at FIU, which includes a very active
student organization of over 70 students from multiple departments and
institutions who conduct integrative, multidisciplinary, long-term
To be eligible for positions, students must meet FIU graduate admission
requirements and complete the application procedure for the graduate
(http://biology.fiu.edu/graduate/). The deadline for graduate applications
is January 05, 2016, but early submission (December 2015) is highly
The candidate¹s research interests should include global environmental
change, socio-ecological science, coastal ecology, and ecosystem ecology.
Students should select one or more of the mentors among the three principal
investigators of the project: Dr. John Kominoski (firstname.lastname@example.org;
https://kominoskilab.wordpress.com/), Dr. Tiffany Troxler
http://wetland.fiu.edu/tiffany-troxler) and Dr. Evelyn Gaiser
(email@example.com; http://algae.fiu.edu/), and send an email providing a CV
and message of interest in the program and fellowship.
The Department of Earth System Science and Policy at the University of North
Dakota, Grand Forks, ND offers great opportunities for students to obtain a
Master of Science degree or a Master of Environmental Management degree.
Successful graduates have an outstanding record of gaining high quality
employment. A combination of diverse training and experience, has led to
recent graduates obtaining excellent jobs in federal, state, and local
government, private firms, and in consulting. MS graduates have also been
accepted into well-regarded doctoral programs across the USA.
Full tuition waivers are available for successful applicants. Grand Forks
and the University of North Dakota provide good opportunities for students
to gain part-time employment to support themselves. Students from a wide
range of fields are encouraged to apply as this degree is designed to
accommodate very diverse academic backgrounds. Applications from students
the nearby states (ND, SD, MN, MT, WY, WI) and Canadian Provinces (SK, MB)
are particularly encouraged.
Earth System Science and Policy is an interdisciplinary department which
focuses on environmental sustainability. The ESSP Department has faculty
with diverse expertise including earth science, ecosystem science,
glaciology, hydrology, climate science, environmental economics, and
environmental policy. Students must complete 20 credits of compulsory
coursework in Earth System Science and Policy 501/502 during the first two
semesters of their degree. MEM students are required to complete an
internship. Students can generally obtain interesting and challenging
internships with local, state, federal and international agencies.
Interested students should see the UND Graduate School website
(www.und.edu/dept/grad/) for application instructions, and the ESSP
Departmental web page (http://essp.und.edu/) to explore the range of
and faculty expertise. Prospective students can contact Dr. Rebecca J.
Romsdahl in the first instance for further information:
Recommended deadlines for application are January 4th for a March 1st
decision, and April 15th for a May 15th decision. Tuition waivers are
provided on a first qualified basis. Students must apply to the UND
School in the first instance, and satisfy all application requirements
before they will be assessed by the ESSP Department.
For more information, see the following websites:
The University of North Dakota: www.und.edu
The UND Graduate School: http://www.und.edu/dept/grad/
UND Earth System Science and Policy Department: http://essp.und.edu/
Grand Forks City: http://www.grandforksgov.com/
The School of Environment and Natural Resources (SENR) at The Ohio State
University currently offers MS and PhD programs with a specialization in
Ecological Restoration. Our faculty have expertise in terrestrial
ecology, soil remediation and rehabilitation, forestry, wildland fire
management, wetland science and the environmental social sciences. Fully
funded positions are advertised when available but SENR applicants are also
able to apply for Graduate Teaching Associate positions and Fellowships.
Such awards provide a stipend and cover tuition and fee costs
(http://senr.osu.edu/funding_assistant_fellow). A number of faculty are
currently interested in receiving applications from potential graduate
students with qualifications that match the requirements of the GTA and
Fellowship programs (see below).
The following faculty welcome inquiries from students interested in
Ecosystem Restoration: Nick Basta, Matt Davies, Warren Dick, Charles
We particularly welcome inquiries from students wanting to study the
1. Holistic rehabilitation and restoration of contaminated, brownfield and
urban sites (Basta)
2. The ecological structure, function and restoration of agricultural field
3. Restoration of Ohio¹s threatened bog ecosystems (Davies)
4. The use of fire as a management and restoration tool (Davies, Goebel)
5. Function and restoration of wooded riparian areas in agricultural
6. Flow permanence and ecology of headwater streams and riparian areas in
forested landscapes (Goebel)
7. Soil resilience in agricultural systems (Slater)
Those interested in applying should meet the following minimum criteria
(successful applicants are likely to have considerably higher metrics and
existing research or professional experience):
– GPA – minimum 3.6 on a 4.0 scale
– GRE – 75% or higher on the Verbal and Quantitative and a score of 4 or
greater on the Analytical
Potential applicants should consult the School¹s directory and contact the
faculty member relevant to their interests:
http://senr.osu.edu/our-people/faculty. When inquiring please include a
brief (1-2 page) C.V. and state your GPA and GRE (if available) scores.
The deadline for consideration for fellowships and SENR Graduate Teaching
Associate positions is January 7th 2016 (earlier preferred)