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Apr 18 22

Food Access Intern – Apply by April 29

by Ben

We are seeking one intern with availability during weekdays and may include community outreach or supporting Mobile Farmer’s Market on a weekend day. The intern will support two Mobile Farmers’ Market routes per week on Tuesdays and Thursdays for the duration of the internship. Additional hours will occasionally be added for outreach on a third day. The Food Access Intern will work in San Jose, Redwood City, and Sunnyvale, and in-person office day in East Palo Alto.

The Mobile Farmers’ Market program at Fresh Approach is a farmers’ market on wheels whose purpose is to increase access to fresh, locally-grown produce in the Bay Area. It sources produce directly from local farmers to sell to historically underserved areas, where fresh quality produce is not easily accessible. 

The deadline to apply is 4/29/2022

Compensation

A stipend of $3,888 is available.

Timeline
The internship will begin in late May or early June, depending on the Intern’s schedule, and last for 12weeks. The exact dates will be determined based on the intern’s schedule. The intern is expected to work at least 18 hours per week.  

About Fresh Approach 

The mission of Fresh Approach is to create long-term change in local food systems by connecting California communities with healthy food from California farmers and expanding knowledge about food and nutrition. We accomplish our mission through a variety of programs, including the Mobile Farmers’ Market; VeggieRx nutrition education classes; Collective Roots Community Garden; and the East Palo Alto Community Farmers’ Market. We believe that everyone should have equal access to healthy foods and that the health of our communities and the livelihood of our local farmers should go hand-in-hand. 

Learn more at https://www.freshapproach.org/internships/.

For more information, email volunteer@freshapproach.org

Apr 18 22

Plant Ecology Research Assistant – Rocky Mountain Biological Laboratory

by Ben

Hello,

I am looking to hire a research assistant to assist with my PhD research for the entirety of July 2022 at Rocky Mountain Biological Laboratory. Look below for details about the position, compensation and suggested qualifications for applicants.

Job Description: We are looking for one highly motivated, passionate individual who is enthusiastic to learn about subalpine ecosystems, plant physiology and plant monitoring and gain first-hand experience in field research in plant ecology.

Project Description: Multiple year snowmelt manipulation to address how climate change induced earlier snowmelt will impact plant physiology, reproduction and population viability.

Successful candidates will:

  • Learn how to identify four subalpine plant species
  • Learn how to use various physiological instruments including a porometer and fluorometer
  • Learn how to conduct various other plant monitoring including nectar volume & nectar sugar concentration measurements as well as demographic vital monitoring
  • Learn how to conduct pollinator observation sessions which will include basic training in pollinator ID (with an emphasis on Bombus ID)
  • Work with other students and graduate student mentor to develop both field skills and data management.

Salary & Covered Costs: $15.00/hour, with housing provided at the Rocky Mountain Biological Laboratory and field station costs also covered.

Time Frame: July of Summer of 2022 (40 hrs/week for all four weeks guaranteed, possibility of extension depending on funding availability).

Qualifications:

  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to work within a field team with a positive attitude
  • Scientific integrity
  • Ability to learn and adopt new skills for both field work and data management
  • Interest in conducting plant ecological research and field work
  • Enthusiasm for long days in the field at high elevations

Undergraduate students, students with Bachelor’s or Master’s degrees and students in between undergraduate and graduate programs are encouraged to apply. Preference will be given to applicants that have previous field experience.

To apply, please send the following two documents to Elsa Godtfredsen (egodtfredsen@chicagobotanic.org) by May 1st in Word or PDF format:

  1. CV (including contact information for 2-3 references)
  2. One paragraph statement that includes (i) how the position helps you to achieve your career goals and (ii) why you are a good fit for the position (no more than 1/2 page, standard font size).

Please feel free to reach out with questions or clarifications.

Best,

Elsa Godtfredsen

She/her/hers
PhD Student
Plant Biology and Conservation Department
Chicago Botanic Garden & Northwestern University

Apr 18 22

UEP Research Assistant – Professor Hollander

by Ben

Professor Hollander in the Department of Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning seeks an undergraduate research assistant to help with literature searching, graphic design, statistical analysis, and/or mapping on research projects related to urban planning. 5-10 hours per week, $15/hr. Work study required. Begins ASAP and ends early to mid-summer. To apply, send an email with your resume to justin.hollander@tufts.edu.  

Apr 18 22

Fall 2022 Courses: ENVS Minors

by Ben
Apr 9 22

Program and Communications Intern – April 29

by Ben
Apr 9 22

University of Arkansas Summer Technician

by Ben

We seek a motivated individual to assist with ecology and conservation biology research projects in Arkansas and Missouri. The first project goal is to determine occurrence estimates for a suite of native crayfish species using kick seine surveys in the Spring River Drainage, AR/MO. The second project goal is to determine relative density estimates of the federally endangered Yellowcheek Darter (Nothonotus moorei), as well as other co-occurring darter species, using snorkel surveys in the Little Red River, AR. The selected individual will gain field experience with freshwater fish and crayfish identification, kick seine technique, snorkel surveying, and abiotic stream monitoring. The individual will also be involved in data organization and analysis.

JOB DESCRIPTION:

One full time technician position is available. Start date is May 1st (flexible) and end date is July 31, 2022 (flexible) with the possibility to extend into October. The technician will be paid an hourly rate of $11.00 for up to 40 hours per week.

DUTIES AND QUALIFICATIONS:

Candidates must be 18 years of age or older with a valid driver’s license. The technician will perform duties including field sampling, maintenance and operation of field equipment, data collection, computer input, and analysis and writing (dependent on ability). Preference will be given to candidates with a BS in ecology, conservation biology, fisheries or a related field. Applicants should have a willingness and ability to perform field work, good note taking skills, and a positive attitude. This position will require individuals to work outside for long hours in a group environment. Candidates must work well in a team setting and be okay with getting dirty/wet and actively being in river environments (i.e., swimming/wading).

HOW TO APPLY:

Send a cover letter and CV/resume with names, phone numbers and email addresses of three references to kmfindle@uark.edu and lbayer@uark.edu.

For more information e-mail kmfindle@uark.edu and lbayer@uark.edu, or visit http://danmag.wixsite.com/business-services.

Apr 9 22

Oregon State Dendroecology REU

by Ben

We are seeking applicants for two NSF-funded Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) positions in summer 2022 to examine the impacts of wildfire and drought on tree survival, tree growth, and streamflow at the H.J. Andrews (HJA) Experimental Forest Long-Term Ecological Research (LTER) site in the lush Oregon Western Cascades.

Background: Wildfires burned through more than a million acres of forests of the Pacific Northwest in 2020, bringing new urgency to understanding the impacts of wildfire on water resources. It is well known that fire effects on trees impact hydrological dynamics (e.g., streamflow) by altering evapotranspiration and runoff. Less understood, however, are the mediating effects of pre-fire forest conditions such as management history, radial growth patterns, and fine-scale microclimate on tree mortality. Similarly, how is watershed hydrology, in general, affected by first- (<1 yr. postfire) vs. second- (>4–5 yr postfire) order fire effects on trees, and at what temporal scales streamflow impacts are highest (e.g., sub-weekly vs. sub-daily) in temperate mesic forests.   
Near the HJA-LTER site, the Holiday Farm Fire burned >700 km2 of forest, including watersheds with old-growth forest and managed (i.e. a plantation) stands. To our knowledge, this is the first time that wildfires have affected paired managed and unmanaged watersheds with existing long-term records that can be used to quantify the effects of fire. This provides us with a unique opportunity to learn about these processes and to inform management and conservation efforts!
The opportunity logistics: The Field station has research camping sites restricted for use for researchers with kitchen areas and portable bathrooms. The station has wireless internet (see http://andrewsforest.oregonstate.edu/) near headquarters.  The students will be based in Corvallis or Portland and travel in 7 5-day campaigns. The remaining 3 weeks, the REU will work in the lab learning about tree ring sample processing techniques.

The setting:  The landscape is home to iconic Pacific Northwest old-growth forests of cedar and hemlock, and moss-draped ancient Douglas firs; steep terrain; and fast, cold-running streams. The 10-week program will fit students on either the quarter or semester systems.

Position:  The REU students will conduct supervised and guided research. The REU will work closely with the PIs of the project, Drs. Holz (PSU) and Segura (OSU), and graduate students working on related topics. Each REU will receive a $5,500 stipend and up to $2,500 to offset travel, housing, and supplies expenses. As this is considered an educational program rather than employment, Oregon State University (OSU) does not provide Workers Compensation insurance coverage nor medical insurance.

Position Requirements: Applicants should have a valid driver’s license, and the ability to carry a heavy pack (40+ lb) for moderate distances over uneven terrain, and be comfortable spending long days, on their feet, in the field, occasionally in inclement weather. Previous field experience is a plus and a general understanding of forest ecology, biology, and/or silviculture is desirable. Eligibility is limited to currently enrolled undergraduates that have a graduate date no sooner than fall 2022. Further, all applicants must be U.S. Citizens or permanent residents. Applications from women, underrepresented minorities, and persons with disabilities are especially encouraged.

To apply: Please send a brief cover letter indicating your interest, experience and professional goals after graduation, curriculum vitae, copies of transcripts and the names, addresses, phone number, and email address of at least two references to: Catalina Segura (Catalina.segura@oregonstate.edu) and Andrés Holz (andres.holz@pdx.edu). Review of applications will start immediately and continue until a suitable candidate is identified.

Apr 5 22

Friedman Workshop on Water Resources, Hydrogeomorphology, and Plant Ecology

by Ben
Apr 5 22

ENVS Course List Fall 2022

by Lian Lucansky
List of Special Course Listings, Core Classes, and courses for different ENVS classes. Please contact lian.lucansky@tufts.edu for the document copy if you are not able to read it.
Apr 1 22

Communications and Marketing Specialist – MOSES

by Ben

MOSES is hiring a Communications and Marketing Specialist–come work with us! We’re a small but mighty team and we’re looking for someone to help communicate the mission, vision, and impact of our work. This position is remote and will be open until filled. Read on for more details and click here to see the full job posting (also attached).

About the Midwest Organic and Sustainable Education Service (MOSES): MOSES is a farmer-led nonprofit organization that emerged out of the Midwest Organic Farming Conference, an event we’ve been putting on annually for over 30 years. The conference is known as the first and the largest organic farming conference in the United States. Throughout the year, MOSES also supports a community of 20,000 small and mid-scale organic and sustainable farmers across the upper Midwest, providing free and affordable, farmer-led and -informed educational events, programs, and print and digital resources. 

MOSES joins in solidarity with all of the farmers, partner organizations, and community members who are working toward equity and racial justice and is committed to building a diverse staff. We strongly encourage applications from those typically underrepresented in farming and agriculture, including Black, Indigenous, and people of color, those who identify as LGBTQIA+, and women.

Job Summary: The Communications and Marketing Specialist develops and implements communications and marketing materials that consistently articulate and advance MOSES’ mission and goals. This position is responsible for digital communications, managing web presence, event marketing and public relations, and overseeing print and digital publications. This person works closely with staff as the communications partner on all projects, events, and strategic initiatives, including MOSES’ annual Organic Farming Conference. A self-directed and independent work style with the ability to work collaboratively in a seasonally fast-paced work environment is critical.