Last update: 6/25/2001
|University of Minnesota||Summer Field Research, goldenrods||position filled||6/25/01|
|University of North Carolina||Field Assistant, Community Ecology, Florida||6/12/01|
|Missouri Department of Conservation||Field botanist||6/12/01|
|Imperial College at Silwood Park (UK)||Human disturbance/global C and N cycles/biological invasions||6/1/01||3/20/01|
|Oregon State University||Summer Forest Ecology||5/15/01||4/10/01|
|Johns Hopkins University||Summer Internship in Soil Ecology/Biogeochemistry||5/7/01||4/25/01|
|Oregon State University||Summer research, Biocomplexity of Landscape Processes||5/1/01||4/10/01|
|University of Tennessee||Field Assistants, invasive plant species in riparian forest||4/21/01||3/5/01|
|University of Notre Dame||Summer technicians in Aquatic Ecology||4/20/01||4/4/01|
|University of Notre Dame||Summer technicians in Wetland and Upland Ecology||4/20/01||4/4/01|
|Southwest Texas State University||Savanna plant ecology||4/20/01||3/27/01|
|Marine Biological Laboratory||Summer field assistant, Sweden||4/17/01|
|Marine Biological Laboratory||Summer Internship, carbon and nutrient cycling in arctic tundra||4/13/01||3/26/01|
|University of Wyoming||Summer research in high Arctic ecosystems||4/15/01||3/29/01|
|Oregon State University||Summer ecosystem research (5 positions)||4/10/01|
|Marine Biological Laboratory||Summer interns, Plum Island Sound LTER||4/10/01|
|Louisiana State University||Pine tree demographics, Everglades National Park||4/6/01|
|Marine Biological Laboratory||N cycling in New England Forests||4/2/01|
|University of California, Berkeley||Summer research assistant, non-native crustacea||3/30/01|
|University of Miami||Summer field assistant, Sonoran Desert||3/29/01|
|University of Nebraska||Summer Biology Field Assistant||3/23/01||3/20/01|
|Kendall Biological Consulting||Summer Field Technician, New Mexico||3/20/01|
|Marine Biological Laboratory||Summer Field Assistants, Alaska||3/5/01|
|USDA Forest Service||Summer field botanist||3/20/01|
|US Forest Service||Summer Interns, Birds In Forested Landscapes||3/1/01|
|Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary||Wetlands Research Interns||4/15/01||2/7/01|
|University of Idaho||Environmental Research Experiences for Students from Groups Underrepresented in Science and Engineering||4/13/01||3/5/01|
|University of New Orleans||Undergraduate research assistants, root ecology, Louisiana or Costa Rica||4/4/01||3/20/01|
|University of Minnesota||Summer Field Research, plant-pollinator interactions||4/1/01||2/28/01|
|University of Pittsburgh||Field Assistants, Forest Ecology||2/26/01|
|University of Georgia||Field Assistant, White River NWR, Arkansas||1/30/01|
|Baylor University||Undergraduate Summer Research in Organismal Biology||1/23/01|
|University of Wisconsin||Ecosystem Ecology of Boreal Forests||1/9/01|
|University of Minnesota||Cedar Creek Natural History Area Research Interns||3/31/01||12/21/00|
|University of Maine||Research Internships in Marine Ecology (7 positions)||various||1/3/01|
|Dauphin Island Sea Lab||Marine Ecology Internships||3/23/01||1/3/01|
|University of Missouri-St. Louis||Summer Field Biology - Canopy Insect Research||3/15/01||2/5/01|
|Fordham University||Summer Undergraduate Research||3/10/01||2/15/01|
|Harvard Forest||Summer Research Program in Ecology||3/5/01||1/19/01|
|Academy of Natural Sciences||Summer Research Technicians (4)||3/1/01||2/8/01|
|University of Kansas||Research Experience for Undergraduates||3/1/01||2/8/01|
|US Geological Survey||Field Assistants, effects of fire on birds||3/1/01||1/12/01|
|Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences||Summer internships in subtidal benthic ecology||3/1/01||1/12/01|
|U.S. EPA||National Network for Environmental Management Studies||2/16/01||1/4/01|
|Institute of Ecosystem Studies||Research in Ecology for Undergraduates||2/15/01||1/31/01|
|Western Washington University||Residential Research Experience for Undergraduates in Marine Ecology||2/15/01||1/23/01|
|University of Alaska Southeast||Physiology, ecology, and behavior of marine organisms||2/15/01||1/22/01|
|University of Michigan Biological Station||Residential Research Experience for Undergraduates in Field Ecology||2/11/01||12/13/00|
|University of Michigan Biological Station||Residential Research Experience for Undergraduates in Atmospheric Chemistry and Meteorology||2/9/01||12/13/00|
|Konza Prairie Biological Station||Research Experience for Undergraduates (11 positions)||2/5/01||11/13/00|
|American Society of Plant Physiologists||Undergraduate Research Fellowships||2/1/01||1/5/01|
|Global Change Education Program||Summer Undergraduate Research Experience Fellowships||2/1/01||12/5/00|
|Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences||Reproductive ecology of sea urchins||12/1/00||10/31/00|
|Archbold Biological Station||Nutrient cycling in grasslands and wetlands||10/25/00|
Academy of Natural Sciences: The Patrick Center for Environmental Research at The Academy of Natural Sciences in Philadelphia is seeking 4 full-time temporary Research Technicians to assist with a project investigating the effects of nutrient enrichment on algal growth and oxygen dynamics in the Jackson River, Covington, Virginia. The purpose of the study is to determine spatial and temporal differences in algal biomass within the river, estimate grazing pressure by invertebrates, and identify and measure parameters important to algal growth. In addition, experiments using artificial stream channels will be conducted to evaluate algal responses to changes in current velocity. These data will be used to develop a model of oxygen dynamics for the Jackson River. Duties: Assistants will aid primarily in the collection of algal, invertebrate, and water samples; sample preparation and processing; recording of field data; and sorting of invertebrates. Additional responsibilities include determination of sample areas (using a planimeter), monitoring of river conditions, data entry, etc. All work will be conducted in Covington, Virginia. Qualifications:. Upper-year undergraduate students or recent B.S. graduates with an educational background in biology, ecology, or environmental science. Must be able to work long days outdoors in hot and potentially inclement weather conditions. Successful applicants will be conscientious and quick learners and be able to work efficiently and cooperatively with others under little supervision. Meticulous collection and recording of data is essential. A valid driver's license and possession of a vehicle is helpful but not required. Applicants must be comfortable wading/working in waist-deep water and be able to swim. Compensation: $7-8/hour; on-site housing provided. The number of hours worked each week may vary dependent upon project needs but will average 35-45 hrs/week. Successful applicants will be responsible for transportation to the field site and meal expenses but travel within the field area will be provided or compensated. To Apply: Contact for more information or send cover letter, resume, and names and telephone numbers of three references by March 2, 2001 to: Camille Flinders, Patrick Center for Environmental Research, The Academy of Natural Sciences, 1900 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy, Philadelphia, PA 19103-1195. 215-299-1079 (fax), 215-299-1104, email@example.com. Posted: 2/13/01.
American Society of Plant Physiologists: We are pleased to annouce a new program for ASPP Undergraduate Research Fellowships. The goal of this program is to provide opportunities for students to pursue meaningful research in plant biology at their home institutions early in their college years. Detailed information about this new program and an application form may be found at http://www.aspp.org/hot_news/urf_announce.htm The deadline for sending the application to ASPP is February 1, 2001. Posted: 1/5/01.
Archbold Biological Station: Research internships are available at the MacArthur Agro-ecology Research Center (MAERC), a division of Archbold Biological Station, in south central Florida. MAERC is located at a 4,000-ha full-scale commercial cattle ranch that encompasses varied pastures and prairies, a citrus grove, woodland hammocks, and abundant wetlands. The Center is the site of collaborative research projects with the University of Florida and South Florida Water Management District. The intern will spend half-time assisting with projects of the staff Research Biologist and half-time conducting their own independent research project. Current research projects focus on nutrient cycling in grasslands and wetlands in relation to cattle grazing, disturbance and land use in subtropical rangelands. Interns also have the opportunity to interact with staff at Archbold Biological Station, a vibrant and dynamic center for ecological research and education. The internship is available for undergraduates at any level or students who are planning to enroll, or are currently enrolled, in a graduate program. The length of appointment will be for 3-6 months. Interships are available on a continuous basis and interested applicants should contact Dr. Patrick Bohlen at (863) 699-0242 x22, (firstname.lastname@example.org) to inquire about current opportunities and start dates. To apply send (1) a letter of application, including period of availability, (2) a resume or curriculum vitae, included G.P.A. and relevant course work, and (3) contact information for at least two references, to Dr. Patrick Bohlen, MacArthur Agro-Ecology Research Center, 300 Buck Island Ranch Rd., Lake Placid, FL 33853. E-mail applications are acceptable. More information about MAERC is available at: http://www.archbold-station.org/ABS/maerc/maerc.htm, or http://www.agen.ufl.edu/~maerc/. Posted: 10/25/00.
Baylor University: Undergraduate Summer Research In Organismal Biology. We offer an outstanding educational opportunity for college sophomores and juniors to spend a summer working closely with a faculty mentor in the Department of Biology on an independent research project involving whole organisms. The program aims to foster "a feeling for the organism" by introducing participants to the diversity of life and the works of great naturalists like E. O. Wilson and Barbara McClintock, as well as by immersing them in a specific research question in organismal biology. Approximately ten summer undergraduate research fellowships, funded by the National Science Foundation and Baylor University, will be offered for Summer 2001. Academically talented undergraduate students majoring in biology or related fields, and interested in exploring a career in research, are invited to apply. Priority will be given to sophomores and juniors with a 3.0 GPA. Underrepresented minorities and women are particularly encouraged to apply. Applicants for the NSF-funded positions must be US citizens or permanent residents. No previous research experience is required. In addition to conducting a research project under the supervision of a faculty mentor, students are expected to participate as professionals in program seminars, lectures, discussions, and hands-on workshops, as well as local and regional field trips. Each participant will receive a $3000 stipend for the 10-week program that will run from approximately May 28 through August 9. Apartment housing will be provided and the use of Baylor's library, computer facilities, and student life center will be available to all participants. Travel will be reimbursed up to $500. Interested students should submit an application, college transcripts, and 2 letters of recommendation from professors familiar with their academic performance and career goals. All materials should be postmarked by March 1, 2001. Application forms are available at our website. Awards will be announced in late March 2001. More info: http://www.baylor.edu/~Biology/ProjectSummary.htm and http://www.baylor.edu/~Biology/Home_Page.html. Additional questions may be directed to one of the program co-directors via email: Dr. Ann E. Rushing (Ann_Rushing@baylor.edu) or Dr. Wendy E. Sera (Wendy_Sera@baylor.edu). Applications should be mailed to: REU Program, Department of Biology, P.O. Box 97388, Baylor University, Waco, TX 76798. Posted: 1/23/01.
Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences:Interested undergraduates and recent graduates are invited to apply for summer internships in subtidal benthic ecology research with the Wahle Lobster Research Program. Four to five month internships are available from May to October 1, 2001. For more information, see http://www.bigelow.org/wahle_summer01.html. The deadline for applications is March 1, 2001. Posted: 1/12/01.
Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences: Interested undergraduates and recent graduates are invited to apply for a 3.5 month internship for research on the reproductive ecology of sea urchins in the Gulf of Maine. The internship is offered from January 15 to April 30, 2001. For more information, see http://www.bigelow.org/wahle_intern.html. Apply by December 1, 2000. Posted: 10/31/00.
Dauphin Island Sea Lab: Marine Ecology Internships. We are seeking applicants to help conduct research on several projects that evaluate the response of seagrass ecosystems to different types of human-induced stress. These projects focus on the effects of nutrient enrichment, overfishing (removal of top predators) and habitat fragmentation. Research will be based at the Dauphin Island Sea Lab in the Mobile Bay area of the Northern Gulf Coast. The interns will work closely with Professor Ken Heck, Research Associate Tricia Spitzer, Post Doctoral Fellow Per Moksnes and graduate students. We are looking for interns for both summer and fall seasons. The duration of the internship is about 3 months. Summer interns will start on May 7, 2001 and continue through August 3, 2001. The fall interns will start on August 6, 2001 and continue through November 16, 2001. You may apply for both seasons if you wish. This internship will be field intensive at times. Field research will include monthly faunal sampling, measurements of primary production, water column sampling and maintenance of field enclosures. Applicants should have their own snorkel gear and wet suit. Interns will be involved in maintenance of experiments and sample processing. In addition, interns will receive training in sample identification and analytical instrumentation. There will be seminars from visiting scientists and discussion groups on current topics in marine science. We are seeking people who are enthusiastic about marine ecology, and may be considering marine science as an occupation. This job requires long days of physically demanding field work, and long hours sorting samples in the lab. Experience (although not necessary), as well as enthusiasm about marine research, are important aspects of a rewarding internship. This is a great opportunity for hands-on training in the field. Stipend - A weekly stipend of $100 and a room and board allowance ($150/week) will be provided. Eligibility - Undergraduate juniors and seniors enrolled in marine programs, or with marine experience are preferred. This internship is available only to U.S. and Canadian citizens. For Applications and Additional information - To request an application form email Tricia Spitzer at email@example.com or send a self addressed envelope to: Ms. Tricia Spitzer, 2001 Summer (or Fall) Intern Program, Dauphin Island Sea Lab, 101 Bienville Blvd., Dauphin Island, AL 36528. Application Deadline is: March 23, 2001. More info at http://www.disl.org. Posted: 1/3/01.
Global Change Education Program: The DOE Office of Biological and Environmental Research's Global Change Education Program is now accepting applications for Summer Undergraduate Research Experience Fellowships. Applications are due February 1, 2001. Detailed information along with electronic application can be found at http://www.atmos.anl.gov/GCEP/. Posted: 12/5/00.
Fordham University: Calder Summer Undergraduate Research (CSUR) - 2001. The Louis Calder Center - Biological Field Station announces paid research opportunities for undergraduate students in our Calder Summer Undergraduate Research (CSUR) program. We offer students hands-on experience and training in a wide variety of biological field studies, including: - White-tailed deer-vegetation relationships, - Fungal consumption by small mammals, - Ecology of the West Nile virus, - Benthic algae in mountain streams, - Ruffed Grouse population ecology, - UV impacts on river plankton communities, - Biological control of deer ticks, - Food hoarding behavior of squirrels, - Effects of exotic insects on hemlock forests, - Links between a symbiotic fungus and host trees, - Field studies on free-ranging chipmunks, - Reproductive ecology of wood turtles. Our field station is located near the village of Armonk, in northern Westchester County, NY. Successful CSUR candidates will be matched with staff scientists with similar research interests. This year we will offer up to eight (8) awards to qualified undergraduates interested in conducting independent research for 12 weeks during the summer in one of the areas of focus for summer 2000. Stipends of $3,000 will be awarded to successful applicants. There is housing on site and limited funds to support research and local travel. For application form, details on the program, and a list of research areas available this summer for students see: http://www.fordham.edu/calder_center/calder-center/CSUR-Program.html You may also request information from the CSUR office by email, mail or fax: CSUR office: 914-273-3078, ext. 10; email: firstname.lastname@example.org; fax: 914-273-2167. or c/o the Director: email@example.com. Applications are due in the CSUR office by March 10, 2001. Revised: 2/15/00.
Harvard Forest: Summer Research Program in Ecology. Research at the Forest focuses on the effects of natural and human disturbances on forest ecosystems, including atmospheric pollution, global warming, hurricanes, tree falls, and insect outbreaks. Researchers come from many disciplines, and specific projects center on population and community ecology, paleoecology, land-use history, wildlife biology, biochemistry, soil science, ecophysiology, and atmosphere-biosphere exchanges. Each student will participate in an ongoing research project with a researcher from Harvard, UNH, Marine Biological Laboratory Ecosystem Center or other institutions. Responsibilities may include field sampling, laboratory studies, data analysis and scientific writing. In addition, students attend weekly seminars and workshops given by nationally known scientists on topics regarding ecosystem research, career planning, and graduate school preparation. In July, students will attend a one-day symposium on careers in ecology at the Institute of Ecosystem Studies in Millbrook, New York. At the end of the summer, students will develop their research results, prepare an abstract, and present their findings at a student research symposium. Academic credit may be arranged with the student's home institution. Students earn a $3000 stipend for the 12 week session which runs between May 29 and August 17, 2001. Room and board at the Forest is included free of charge as part of the program. Most positions are for undergraduates but there are a few positions for students who have recently graduated as well. Information, including the application and the Summer 2001 projects is available at http://lternet.edu/hfr. The application deadline is March 5, 2001. For additional questions, please contact the program coordinator, Edythe Ellin (telephone: 978/724-3302, ext. 224; email firstname.lastname@example.org). Posted: 1/19/01.
Imperial College at Silwood Park: The NERC Centre for Population Biology (CPB) is inviting applications for undergraduate student placements in ecological research (6 - 10 months, starting Sept/Oct 2001). We are looking for an enthusiastic student to take an active role in an experiment examining how continued human disturbance to the global carbon and nitrogen cycles will increase the success of biological invasions in the future. This project will give a student the opportunity to become involved first-hand in a large-scale ecological experiment, as well as developing their skills and knowledge of community and ecosystem ecology, biological diversity, global environmental change, and biological invasions. We are looking for students with a good academic track-record who are currently enrolled in an ecology/biology undergraduate programme. Interested students should write by 1 June 2001 (but preferably sooner), explaining their academic interests and motivation, and enclosing a CV. Applications should be addressed to Dr G Dawkins, Manager, Centre for Population Biology, Imperial College at Silwood Park, Ascot, Berks, SL5 7PY, UK. Further information can obtained by email from Dr G Dawkins (email@example.com, for general inquiries) and Dr S Catovsky(firstname.lastname@example.org, for project details), or on the World Wide Web (http://forest.bio.ic.ac.uk/cpb/cpb/cpbintro.html). Posted: 3/30/01.
Institute of Ecosystem Studies, Millbrook, New York: A Summer Program of Independent Research in Ecology for Undergraduates at the Institute of Ecosystem Studies, Millbrook, New York. Experience the entire research process, from problem formulation to final report. Students carry out independent research projects of their own design under the guidance of a mentor scientist. Discover these important aspects of scientific inquiry: • science is a community activity; • there are many ways to address scientific problems; • all research has a theoretical context; and • all research has a societal context. Three programs supplement the research experience during the summer: (1) a series of workshops on research methods, (2) seminars, discussions and case studies focusing on the various contexts of science, and (3) a forum on career opportunities in ecology. The twelve-week program begins May 29 and runs through August 20, 2001. Each student makes an oral presentation at the Undergraduate Research Symposium and submits a final paper for inclusion in an Institute Occasional Publication. Stipend: Undergraduate freshmen, sophomores, juniors or first semester seniors, are eligible to apply. Applicants must be citizens or permanent residents of the U.S. or its possessions. Participants receive a $3000 stipend for the twelve- week program, and receive housing in an Institute dormitory at a discounted rate of $250 for the summer. Some assistance is available for travel to and from the program. Applications must be postmarked by 15 February 2001. For more information and to apply: http://www.ecostudies.org/education/reu/reu1.html. Posted: 1/31/01.
Johns Hopkins University: Summer Internship in Soil Ecology/Biogeochemistry. We invited highly qualified and motivated juniors and seniors to apply for an internship available at the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, The Johns Hopkins University for the summer 2001. The student will participate in an interdisciplinary research focusing on the role of soil invertebrates in carbon cycling. The successful applicant will be responsible for maintaining laboratory cultures of terrestrial isopods, experimenting with various food substrates in controlled feeding experiments, maintaining clean laboratory conditions, monitoring the growth and behavior of organisms, and some dissection and categorization of invertebrates. The intern will receive training and mentoring on-site, but applicants should have at least one semester of general chemistry, chemistry laboratory, and ecology or zoology. Basic laboratory skills and a strong interest in experimental research are also necessary. Dates: June 15 to August 31 (flexible) Stipend: $1200 per month. We can help with finding reasonable accommodation near the campus. To apply, please send an email describing your training, experience and interests, a list of the science courses you have taken (and grades earned), and the names, phone numbers and emails of two references to: Prof. Hope Jahren, email@example.com or Dr. Katalin Szlavecz, firstname.lastname@example.org Deadline: May 7, 2001. Dept. of Earth and Planetary Sciences, The Johns Hopkins University Baltimore, MD 21218-2687 Fax: 410-516-7933. Posted: 4/25/01.
Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary: Wetlands Research Interns, Spring/Summer 2001. The Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary is located 15 miles east of Washington, DC. More info: http://www.jugbay.org. We are now accepting applications from university students to participate in studies of reptiles and birds using wetlands. Interns work under the supervision of the sanctuary director, but are expected to work somewhat independently and should have a high degree of self-motivation. Three positions are available for spring/summer 2001. Projects are: 1. Habitat use by Eastern Box Turtles. We study a population of 330 individually-marked Box Turtles. This season we will place radio transmitters on 10 females in order to map their daily movements, to determine their use of different habitats and to determine time of nesting. 2. Nesting ecology of Red-bellied Turtles. We are investigating nest site selection and the environmental factors that influence the timing of hatchling emergence. Female Red-bellies are located as they search for nesting sites. A wire exclosure is placed over nests to prevent egg predation by mammals. Nests temperature and moisture are monitored. Hatchling emergence is noted. We will also be investigateing adult diet by using stable isotope analysis of dietary items (aquatic plants) and turtle tissue (non-destructive sampling). 3. Foraging ecology and behavior of Resident Canada Geese Resident Canada Geese are strongly implicated in the decline of stands of native wild rice in the Jug Bay region of the Patuxent River. Herbivory by the non-native geese appears to be having a significant impact on the wetland environment. This season, we will observe goose families as they forage on aquatic plants in order to describe food preferences and the impact on wild rice. Much work will be carried out by canoe and kayak. Each intern also completes an independent research project. Interns also help with a study of breeding songbirds, a new study of Black Rat Snakes and with environmental education programs for children and adults. $1,200 stipend and free on-site housing. The intern position is for a three-month period. The anticipated starting date is May 15 and the completion date is August 15. (Note: a later start date might be possible). Interns work five full days/ week and have two days off each week. Applicants must be a junior, senior or beginning graduate student majoring in the life sciences. Must be highly motivated and capable of independent work. Work is often in wet and muddy habitats. A sense of humor is important. Deadline: Applications must be received by April 15, 2001. Application Procedures: Send resume, statement of educ. & career goals, transcripts (need not be official) and 3 academic/professional references to: Christopher Swarth, Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary, 1361 Wrighton Rd. Lothian, MD 20711. For questions, call (410) 741-9330 or send message to email@example.com. Posted: 2/7/01.
Kendall Biological Consulting: Field Technician from May - August. Duties: Plant surveys in eastern New Mexico. Primary duties will include locating and conducting line-transect surveys to determine grazing impacts for a long-term landscape analysis study. This position will also include assisting on a bat research project in the Sacramento Mountains in NM. The technician will assist in bat surveys, measuring of vegetation, and assisting in roost searches through radio telemetry. Qualifications: Primary duty is to conduct plant surveys. A strong botany background is essential. Knowledge on the identification of grasses is also important. The applicant must also be able to work independently. Previous field experience is desirable. Salary: $800 - $1200 a month, depending on qualifications (possibly more) Housing will be provided. To apply: please send a cover letter and resume to: Kendall Biological Consulting, John Kendall, 301 East Rose St., Portales, NM 88130. If you have any further questions: please email me at: firstname.lastname@example.org. Posted: 3/20/01.
Konza Prairie Biological Station: Research Experience for Undergraduates, 2001 Program (summer 2001). We anticipate offering 11 positions for undergraduates interested in summer research experience in the ecological sciences. The research will take place on Konza Prairie in Kansas on ecological projects that can range from physiological to ecosystem level, from aquatic to terrestrial, and from environmental history to biogeochemistry. The positions carry a stipend, housing costs, 2 college credits, travel costs to a national research meeting, and student privileges. The program will run from 31 May to 12 August 2001. Students are chosen on basis of academic record and diversity of interests and background. The application deadline is 5 February 2001. Students that are interested may access more information on the internet at http://climate.konza.ksu.edu or request more information from: Ray Matlack, REU Project Coordinator, Division of Biology, Kansas State University, 232 Ackert Hall, Manhattan, KS 66506. email: email@example.com. Posted: 11/13/00.
Louisiana State University: We are seeking an undergraduate (or recent graduate) intern to assist with collection of pine tree demographic data in Everglades National Park. The intern will help collect data on seedlings as well assist in installation of experiments. This work is part of a larger study on the effects of fires and hurricanes on pine demography. The position is available beginning May 1 (or earlier if desired) and will continue through June, with the possibility of continued employment through the year. Salary will depend on experience but will be approximately $7 to $8 per hour. Housing will also be provided. If you have any questions regarding the position, please contact Dr. Brian Beckage via email. To apply, please mail, fax, or email a cv, description of interests and experience in ecology, and names and telephone numbers/email addresses of 2 references to: Dr. Brian Beckage, Department of Biological Sciences, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70803. FAX (225) 388-2597; email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications will be reviewed as they are received until a suitable candidate is found. Posted: 4/6/01.
Marine Biological Laboratory: The Ecosystems Center seeks a full-time summer field assistant to work on a project evaluating conservation and management of native shrubland and grassland ecosystems in northern Sweden. DUTIES: The successful applicant will participate in research examining the consequences of warming and elevated CO2 on a dwarf shrub ecosystem in northern Sweden on soil processes and vegetation change. Primary responsibilities include managing the warming and CO2 experiment and assisting with all aspects of the research including soil and vegetation sampling. SKILLS/EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE REQUIRED: Applicants should be a recent college graduate or advanced undergraduate with a major in biology, chemistry, environmental science or related field. Field experience and experience with environmental chemistry required. CONDITIONS: Applicants should be attentive to detail and able to work independently. Successful applicant will be required to live full-time at the research station in Abisko, Sweden from June 1 to August 30. During the month of May, the successful applicant will live in the Woods Hole, Massachusetts area. PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Applicants must be capable of working long hours and during inclement weather. APPLICATION DEADLINE: Until a suitable candidate is identified. To apply, send a resume, copy of transcripts, names, addresses, telephone and email addresses (if available), of three references to: Marine Biological Laboratory, ATTN: Human Resources reference code [SFA Sweden], 7 MBL Street, Woods Hole, MA 02543; phone, (508) 289-7422, email at: email@example.com. Posted: 4/17/01.
Marine Biological Laboratory: The Ecosystems Center of the Marine Biological Laboratory in Woods Hole, Massachusetts invites undergraduate students to apply for the Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) positions sponsored by the Plum Island Sound Long Term Ecological Research (LTER) program. The summer intern will gain experience conducting research on various aspects of environmental science. These REU positions are funded by the National Science Foundation and are only open to U.S. citizens or permanent residents who are currently enrolled in an undergraduate college or university and must not have graduated prior to starting the position. DUTIES: Research topics will focus on some aspect of watersheds or estuaries such as the role of wetlands and river habitats in nutrient processing or the linkages between bacterial communities and organic matter degradation. Students participate in all aspects of the research program that are active during their stay and conduct an independent research project along the lines of interest of their scientific supervisor. Prior to the conclusion of the 2-3 month summer program, a scientific poster, presentation and paper must be made summarizing research efforts. SKILLS/EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE REQUIRED: The project employs a combination of strenuous fieldwork under oftentimes poor conditions and laboratory analysis. Qualified students should have background in one or more of the following fields: limnology, aquatic biology, biogeochemistry, microbiology, geography, geology, chemistry, hydrology and environmental science. CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT: The program provides a monthly stipend and covers the costs associated with research materials and supplies and some travel expenses. Housing must be secured from local offerings. DEADLINE: Until a suitable candidate is identified. To apply, applicants should include interest statement, curriculum vitae, copy of transcript(s), 1 letter of recommendation from a professor who knows your work and the names and addresses of two additional references to: The Marine Biological Laboratory, ATTN: Human Resources reference code [SREU LTER], 7 MBL Street, Woods Hole, MA 02543. Applications may be sent by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Posted: 4/10/01.
Marine Biological Laboratory: The Ecosystems Center of the Marine Biological Laboratory is seeking applicants for two positions to participate in field, laboratory and modeling studies of N cycling in New England Forests. These positions are supported by the National Science Foundations' Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program and are available only to undergraduates who are currently enrolled in U.S. colleges and universities. DUTIES: One position will be based at the Ecosystems Center in Woods Hole, Mass and one will be based at the University of Maryland's Appalachian Laboratory in Frostburg, Maryland. Both applicants will be expected to make field trips to Massachusetts and Maine to collect plant, soil and solution samples from research plots. Successful applicants will work on a variety of research tasks and will be encouraged to conduct a summer project that is linked to the overall project. Applicants should have completed basic coursework in biology, chemistry and ideally ecology or ecosystem studies. Applicants should be in good health, capable of rigorous physical activity, working outside in occasionally severe weather, walking long distances over rough terrain, tree climbing, etc.). This position is funded by the National Science Foundation and is open only to U.S. citizens or permanent residents who are enrolled as undergraduates (sophomores or juniors) at U.S. colleges and universities (Spring 2001 graduates are ineligible). Successful applicants must be available to start a 3 month appointment between May 13 and June 3, 2001. DEADLINE: Until suitable candidates are identified. Interested applicants send a cover letter, resumes, transcripts and the names, addresses, telephone numbers and email addresses of 3 references to: Marine Biological Laboratory, ATTN: Human Resources reference code [SREU Forest 15N], 7 MBL Street, Woods Hole, MA 02543. Applications may be sent by email to: email@example.com. Posted: 4/2/01.
Marine Biological Laboratory: Summer Internship Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU). The Ecosystems Center of the Marine Biological Laboratory is seeking a summer REU/Intern to participate in a project examining the potential impacts of global change on carbon and nutrient cycling in arctic tundra at the Toolik Lake Field Station in northern Alaska. The successful applicant will work with a research team of 3 to 6 other on a variety of research tasks and will conduct a supervised summer project that is linked to the overall project. Applicants should have completed basic coursework in biology, chemistry and ideally ecology or ecosystem studies. Attention to detail and a desire to learn new laboratory and field techniques is essential. Computer proficiency (spreadsheets, word processing), mechanical aptitude and experience in analytical chemistry are highly desirable. Applicants should be in good health and capable of rigorous physical activity (working outside in occasionally severe weather, walking long distances over rough terrain, often carrying heavy or awkward equipment). Applicants should be prepared to live in an isolated setting where cooperation with others is essential and living accommodations are spare and simple. This position is available pending funding from the National Science Foundation and is open to only U.S. citizens or permanent residents who are enrolled as undergraduates at U.S. colleges and universities (Spring 2001 graduates are ineligible). Successful applicants must be available to start a 3 month appointment and travel to Toolik Lake Field Station between May 29 and June 8. In addition to a stipend, support includes housing and meals while in Alaska and the cost of travel to and from Alaska. DEADLINE: April 13, 2001, or until a suitable candidate is identified. Applicants should send a resume, transcripts(s) and names of three people who are willing to serve as references to: The Marine Biological Laboratory, ATTN Human Resources reference code [SREU AC], 7 MBL Street, Woods Hole, MA 02543. Applications may be sent by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Posted: 3/26/01.
Marine Biological Laboratory: Summer Field Assistants, full-time. The Ecosystems Center of the Marine Biological Laboratory is seeking applicants for 3 summer field assistant positions on an ongoing ecological research project. DUTIES: POSITION 1: Streams Summer FA: The successful candidate will participate in research on arctic tundra stream ecosystems at Toolik Field Station in northern Alaska. Duties will include monitoring physical parameters in streams, collection and analysis of water samples, benthic samples and juvenile and adult fish; POSITION 2: Lakes Summer FA: The successful candidate will participate in research on a series of lakes at the Toolik Field Station in northern Alaska. Duties will include taking physical and chemical measurements in lakes, collection and analysis of water samples; POSITION 3: Land-Water Summer FA: The successful candidate will participate in research on a tussock watershed at the Toolik Field Station in northern Alaska. Duties will include measurement of carbon and nutrient flux from streams, lakes and terrestrial ecosystems. SKILLS/EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE REQUIRED: Applicants should be recent college graduates or advanced undergraduates with significant course work and/or field experience in ecology. Some background in aquatic ecology, hydrology, chemistry, fish ecology and/or ecosystems ecology preferred. PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Applicants should be in good health, capable of rigorous physical activity (e.g., working long hours outside in potentially severe weather, carrying >40 pound pack across uneven terrain, hiking many miles per day across tundra) and be prepared to live in an isolated setting with harsh environmental conditions. Applicants should be prepared to live in a setting where cooperation with others is essential and living accommodations are spare and simple. CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT: Candidates should be available for travel to Alaska by early June 2001 and should be able to remain in Alaska until at least through August, 2001. Travel and living expenses will be paid in addition to a salary. APPLICATION DEADLINE: Until suitable candidates are identified. To Apply: Please send a resume, copy of transcripts, names, addresses, telephone number and email address (if available) of 3 references to: Marine Biological Laboratory, ATTN: Human Resources, reference code: [SFA ECO3], 7 MBL Street, Woods Hole, MA 02543; phone, (508) 289-7422, email at: email@example.com. Posted: 3/5/01.
Missouri Department of Conservation: Field botanist required for work in north Missouri in bottomland hardwood forests. Work includes the sampling of permanent 1 m2 quadrats for a long-term ecological research project. Duties include field botany sampling, collecting plants for deposit into a herbarium, herbarium maintenance work, and data entry. Requirements: completion of or working towards a degree in a biology- or natural resources-related field. Course work or field experience in plant ID preferred. Pay: $8.29/hour, housing and work vehicles provided. Season extends through August 11, 2001. Position open immediately. Please call Cindy Buck at (573) 882-9880 x3316 if interested and/or send resume, cover letter and a list of three references to the following: Cindy E. Buck, Wildlife Staff Biologist (Botanist), Missouri Department of Conservation, 1110 S. College Ave, Columbia, MO 65201. Phone: (573) 882-9880 x 3316, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Posted: 6/12/01.
Oregon State University: Summer Forest Ecology Position in Western Oregon. An old-growth/mature forest-canopy structure study in western Oregon requires one field technician between 25 June 2001 and the end of August (and likely part of September). This study is part of a Forest Ecology Masters project examining canopy cover measurement methods. Study sites will be located in the Douglas-fir - western hemlock region. The project will primarily be based out of Corvallis, Oregon, with possibly a month spent working out of the HJ Andrews Research Forest (near Eugene, Oregon). The field-work schedule will usually be 4-10 hour days per week, and some overnight camping will be required. Responsibilities include recording forest canopy cover measurements using line-intercept transect, moosehorn, spherical densiometer, and fisheye-photography methods. Previous experience using these methods is not required, and training will be provided. Experience in Pacific Northwest tree and shrub identification is useful. Previous field experience working under adverse field conditions (i.e. inclement weather, steep terrain, etc.) is helpful. A valid driver's license is required. Completion of at least two years of an undergraduate science program is desirable. Housing for the period while staying at the H. J. Andrews field station, and transportation to and from the study sites will be provided. Other expenses will be the responsibility of the technician. The field assistant is expected to provide her/his own gear for overnight camping. Pay rate is $9.00/hr. Send letter of interest, resume, and contact information for three references to email@example.com (preferred), or by mail to Anne Fiala, Department of Forest Science, Richardson Hall Room 307, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR 97331. Deadline for application is May 15, 2001. Posted: 4/10/01.
Oregon State University: The Departments of Fisheries and Wildlife, Forest Science, and Geosciences at Oregon State University are pleased to offer research opportunities this summer for five undergraduate students in a multidisciplinary ecosystem research program. One position will be based at Oregon State University in Corvallis, Oregon and four positions will be based at the H.J. Andrews Experimental Forest on the west slope of the Oregon Cascades near Blue River, Oregon. The 6,400 ha Andrews Forest has been designated as a Long-Term Ecological Research (LTER) Site by the National Science Foundation, and is centrally located with respect to a variety of both pristine and managed terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems in the Cascade Physiographic Province of Oregon. The 10-week program will start in June and end in August (specific dates may be negotiable). As orientation, scientists will introduce REU students to the research program at the Andrews Forest and students will attend a day-long field tour along with Andrews scientists and graduate students. Discussions in the field will cover topics such as soil biology, plant physiology, stream ecology, hydrology, geomorphology, and landscape ecology. Each REU student will conduct supervised research and develop his/her own individual project related to one of our grants. Participants will work closely with a mentor scientist who will supervise and guide their research activities. At the end of the summer, we will hold a mini-symposium with posters and short presentations by all REU students to the research community at OSU. Among the possible projects offered for 2001 are the following: 1) Conducting spatial analysis of windthrow patterns (located at OSU) 2) Using a simulation modeling framework to determine potential non-linear and emergent behaviors of landscape processes (located at OSU) 3) Testing hypotheses about differences in water use by overstory, understory, and riparian trees as a function of age and species in Douglas-fir dominated forest ecosystems, and scaling these measurements to the stand, hillslope, and small watershed scale (located at HJ Andrews) 4) Testing hypotheses about the relative contribution of autotrophic and heterotrophic respiration to total soil CO2 efflux in old-growth forest at the Andrews LTER (located at HJ Andrews) 5) Examining nutrient spiraling in stream ecosystems through forests with differing management (located at HJ Andrews) 6) Studying emergence of aquatic invertebrates and rates of their return to the stream as a function of life history characteristics (located at HJ Andrews). If you are a student who is contemplating a career in ecology, landscape ecology, hydrology, and/or natural resource management, this could be the opportunity to find out if you really have aptitude and desire for this career path. You will learn how to do science by formulating hypotheses, gathering data to test hypotheses, and presenting the results both orally in a symposium at the end of the summer and in the form of a written report. Apply only if you enjoy a challenge. Participants will put in long hours of hard but rewarding work. Successful applicants will earn a stipend of $3200 plus housing. Some assistance may be available for travel to and from the program. Preference will be given to students who have completed their junior year, although exceptional sophomores will be considered (recent graduates are not eligible). Top candidates will include those showing a potential to rapidly develop within the program, and those for whom an REU experience would be helpful in choosing a career in science. A valid motor vehicle operator's license is required for all participants, as well as US citizenship. If you are interested in applying, please do so as soon as possible. Complete applications will consist of the following: 1. A letter of application that includes a statement of professional goals after graduation and indicates the areas of research in which the applicant is most interested. 2. A curriculum vitae or resume. 3. Transcript(s) of all college course work, and a list of courses in which the applicant is currently enrolled. A copy of an unofficial transcript will suffice. 4. Names, affiliations, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses of at least two current or former professors with whom the applicant has taken courses and/or participated in research. Please send an electronic copy (Word or RTF format) of items 1, 2, and 4 to firstname.lastname@example.org. Your transcript should be sent to: Melora Halaj, Department of Forest Science, RH 321, Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon 97331-5752. Posted: 4/10/01.
Oregon State University: Biocomplexity of Landscape Processes. Application Deadline: May 1, 2001. A research opportunity for one undergraduate student is available in the Department of Forest Science, Oregon State University. This 10-week position is funded through a NSF-funded Research Experience for Undergraduate supplement to a BioComplexity Incubation grant. The 10-week program will start in June and end in August: actual beginning and ending dates are negotiable. The REU student will conduct supervised research and develop his/her own project related to Biocomplexity of Landscape Processes. The goal of our current Biocomplexity research is to determine non-linear, emergent behaviors of landscape processes to better understand the implications of land-use activities on key ecosystem attributes, such as biodiversity, carbon sequestration, and hydrology. The student will work closely with Drs. Steven Garman and Sherri Johnson who will supervise and guide their research activities. This research experience will expose the student to formulation of hypotheses related to landscape-scale dynamics, and hypothesis testing with computer simulation modeling. The student will also have opportunities to interact with other REU students and PIs working on a wide-range of landscape-related projects at the H. J. Andrews LTER site. At the end of the summer, a mini-symposium will be held with posters and short presentations by all REU students to the research community at Oregon State University. Students interested in systems ecology, complex systems, quantitative landscape ecology, or software applications in ecological sciences will gain the most from this position. Potential student projects include; 1) the evaluation of non-linear behaviors of landscape dynamics with currently available rule-based models, 2) the development of rule-based models of landscape processes using results of previous empirical studies at the H. J. Andrews Exp. Forest, and 3) the development and implementation of quantitative methods for detecting non-linear and emergent behaviors. Preference will be given to students who have completed their junior year, although exceptional sophomores will be considered (recent graduates are not eligible). Top candidates will include those showing a potential to rapidly develop within the program, and those for whom an REU experience would be helpful in choosing a career in science. A valid motor vehicle operator's license is required for all participants, as well as US citizenship. A stipend of $3200 is provided for the 10-week position. The student will work primarily at the Forest Science Lab. at Oregon State University, and thus must reside near Corvallis, OR. A housing allowance of $900 is provided. Local travel related to the student's project is covered. Complete applications will consist of the following supporting materials: 1. A letter of application that includes a statement of professional goals after graduation and indicates the areas of research in which the applicant is most interested. 2. A curriculum vitae or resume. 3. Transcript(s) of all college course work, and a list of courses in which the applicant is currently enrolled. A copy of an unofficial transcript will suffice. 4. Names, affiliations, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses of at least two current or former professors with whom the applicant has taken courses and/or participated in research. Application materials and any questions regarding this position should be directed to: Dr. Steven L. Garman, Department of Forest Science, Oregon State University, 3200 SW Jefferson Way, Corvallis, Oregon 97331. E-mail: email@example.com. Posted: 4/10/01.
Southwest Texas State University: A NSF-funded summer research experience (REU) is available to a qualified undergraduate student interested in conducting research in savanna plant ecology. The student will be based at the Texas A&M Lacopita Research Area near Alice, Texas. He/she will conduct independent field research in support of a collaborative research project between investigators at Southwest Texas State University (SWT) and Texas A&M University that is examining woody plant interactions in southern Texas savannas and woodlands. Qualifications: Jr. or Sr. standing with major in Biology, Botany, Rangeland Ecology or related field. Prior coursework in ecology and botany is required and familiarity with computers, statistics and data processing is essential. Requirements: The individual must be able and willing to, 1) conduct field studies under extreme summer field conditions in southern Texas (air-conditioned bunkhouse and laboratory facilities are available on-site), 2) work with other students and researchers in a collaborative research environment, and 3) prepare and submit a final written report of their research. Support: 3 months (May 15 - August 15, 2000; dates negotiable) of summer stipend support ($1,200/month), plus lodging expenses at the research station. Application: Interested students should submit a letter of application, a brief resume, copies of transcripts, and names and addresses of 2 references to: Dr. Paul W. Barnes, Department of Biology, Southwest Texas State University, San Marcos, Texas 78666; Phone: 512-245-3753; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, for additional information. http://www.bio.swt.edu/barnes/NSF-REU.html. Application Deadline: April 20, 2001. Posted: 3/27/01.
USDA Forest Service: The USFS Northeastern Research Station in Morgantown, WV has an opening for an undergraduate/graduate student interested in conducting botanical field work this summer -- starting mid-May and ending mid-August (flexible). The position is a GS4/5 (about $10/hr). I am looking for a person with strong plant taxonomic skills and some knowledge of midwestern/eastern deciduous forest flora. The botanist will be working primarily with 3-4 other field technicians at WV and PA research sites and may also be able to participate in other silvicultural projects. The botanist will also be working with me on a seed bank study and an invasive vs. native species competition project as well as helping to collect and organize voucher specimens for our herbarium. Travel costs from Morgantown to all research sites will be covered and a FS vehicle will be provided. Housing is not provided, but I can help locate a relatively cheap place. If interested, please contact me via email or phone (see below). Attaching your CV in an email will help speed up the process. I will also need your official school transcripts and one letter of recommendation, which also describes your student status. Cynthia D. Huebner, Ph.D., Research Botanist, Disturbance Ecology and Management of Oak-Dominated Forests, USDA Forest Service, Northeastern Research Station, 180 Canfield St., Morgantown, WV 26505-3180. Telephone: 304-285-1582, Fax: 304-285-1505, E-mail: email@example.com. Posted: 3/20/01.
USDA Forest Service: Birds In Forested Landscapes. Approximate Start Date: 4/23/01 End Date: 7/20/01 Number of weeks: 13 weeks Type of Position: Ornithology/Supervisory Interns will serve as coordinators for "Birds in Forested Landscapes," a cooperative "citizen science" program of the Forest Service and the Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology being conducted on several National Forests, including Pike-San Isabel NF, CO, White River NF, CO, Ochoco NF, OR, Willamette NF, OR, Mt. Hood NF, OR, Colville NF, WA, and Hiawatha NF, MI. Duties include: recruiting and organizing local volunteers to collect data on several thrush species in and near heavily used recreation areas; identifying survey sites, and preparing field packs; overseeing data collection, and entering data; teaching protocol to local volunteers; entering data on web page, and completing a final report with all the site information, data and maps. Interns will spend approximately 30% of their time in the field and 70% in office settings. Research protocol, first aid/CPR, and blood-borne pathogen awareness training provided. Require: valid driver's license; excellent organizational and communication skills; ability to use a computer; experience using map and compass; ability to work independently and with volunteers. Desire: interest in birds and bird conservation. Personal transportation recommended. Benefits Include: Travel Stipend from home to work site, Paid housing and related expenses, Weekly living allowance, 24-hour accident insurance at no cost (Low cost health insurance available), AmeriCorps education award of $1,180 upon completion of service, On the job training and great experience. For more information contact Shaundrea Kenyon, Assistant Director, Recruiting, Student Conservation Association, 603-543-1700, firstname.lastname@example.org. http://www.sca-inc.org/. Posted: 3/1/01.
U.S. EPA: The U.S. EPA sponsors the National Network for Environmental Management Studies (NNEMS) program. The NNEMS is a fellowship program managed by the Office of Environmental Education. See http://www.epa.gov/enviroed/students.html for complete information. These are paid research fellowships open to students in undergraduate and graduate school. Recipients of the fellowships receive a stipend based on their level of education and the duration and location of their project. Each participating EPA headquarters and Regional office develops and sponsors projects for student research. The projects are sufficiently narrow to allow the student to complete the research by working full time during the summer or part time during the school year. Proposed projects are described in the NNEMS catalog at http://www.epa.gov/enviroed/NNEMS/. For more information contact the NNEMS coordinator, Sheri Jojokian at email@example.com. Application Deadline is Friday, February 16, 2001. Posted: 1/4/01.
US Geological Survey: Field Assistants needed (6-8) for study of the effects of fire on avian communities in the Rocky Mountains and Grand Canyon. Positions will run mid-May through August. Some earlier positions may be available. Work will include conducting surveys of forest birds, searching for and monitoring bird nests, and conducting vegetation surveys. Experience identifying birds by sight and sound required, and knowledge of plants preferred. Must be able to work independently under remote conditions and rugged terrain. Camping in permanent campsites and backcountry may be necessary. Salary: $475 ? 675/week, depending on experience and responsibilities (housing and vehicles available). To apply, send resume, and cover letter stating interest (no electronic copies please) to: Tasha Kotliar, USGS, 4512 McMurry Ave., Fort Collins, CO 80525-3400. Please detail your knowledge of bird calls (e.g., geographic area and taxonomic areas of expertise, years of experience) in the cover letter. Review of applications will begin 1 March 2001 and continue until all positions are filled (no later than 15 April). For more information send queries to firstname.lastname@example.org or visit my web site http://www.mesc.usgs.gov/staff/Kotliar.html. Posted: 2/2/01.
University of Alaska Southeast: Research Experiences for Undergraduate in Marine Biology in Alaska, 2001. UAS offers research experiences to undergraduate students interested in the physiology, ecology, and behavior of marine organisms. In addition to the Juneau area, field research projects take place in Glacier Bay National Park, the Gulf of Alaska, and the Arctic Ocean. Students will conduct research under the guidance of UAS Biology faculty and collaborating research scientists. The program is supported with funds from the National Science Foundation and UAS. Participants will receive a stipend of $325 per week and housing while in Juneau. Travel and subsistence costs within Alaska will also be provided. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents and enrolled as undergraduates (through at least Fall 2001) at accredited institutions. The program seeks academically strong students interested in marine biological research. Minority applicants are especially encouraged. The deadline for applications is FEBRUARY 15, 2001. Field research projects include: Behavioral Ecology Of Ringed Seals; Population Biology And Behavior Of Steller Sea Lions; Behavior Of Harbor Porpoises; Population Biology Of Harbor Seals In Glacier Bay; Effects Of Vessel Traffic On Harbor Seals; Distribution, Density, And Behavior Of Humpback Whales At Point Adolphus, Icy Strait; Effects Of Total Dissolved Solids (Tds) On Salmonids; Regulation Of Growth And Reproduction In Decapod Crustacea; Larval Development Of Dungeness Crabs; Reproduction, Larval Development And Populations Dynamics Of Benthic Marine Invertebrates; Interactions Of Parasites With Dungeness And King Crab; Biochemistry Of Crustacean Hormones; Nursery Areas For Dungeness Crabs. For more information on and applications for this program, please visit our web site: http://www.uas.alaska.edu/uas/biology/nsf.html or contact Elizabeth Mathews, M.S., Assistant Professor of Biology, email@example.com. Posted: 1/22/01.
University of California, Berkeley: Seeking a research assistant for project addressing the ecology and impacts of non-native crustacea on the fresh and estuarine waters of San Francisco Bay. Dates of employment: Full time between May 25 and Aug 25, 2001 (or within a few days either end). Pay rate: in the range of $10-$13/hr, depending on skills and qualifications. Duties: Assistant will support two aquatic ecology research projects. Approximately 3/4 time will be committed to laboratory and field tasks in support of project addressing the ecology and impacts of non-native crustacea in the fresh and estuarine waters of San Francisco Bay. Approximately 1/4 time will be field and laboratory support for project examining the effects of burning on streams and consequent effects on aquatic macroinvertebrates. Assistant will collect field data and live invertebrate specimens for analysis, take in-stream physical, chemical and biological measurements on both projects, sort field samples using a dissection microscope. Duties will also include maintenance and repair of field equipment, monitoring of laboratory studies, and data entry and maintenance of files. Qualifications: Applicant should have at least one year of college level course work in biology, ecology or a related environmental science, or at least one year of post-high school field and lab assistance. Applicant must be willing to engage in a wide variety of field tasks including using basic metering equipment and collecting data and live specimens for analysis. Must be willing to work under inclement conditions including mud, heat and wet weather. Must be willing to work some weekends and variable hours (being a morning person is a plus!) Attention to detail and organizational skills are important. Applicant should have basic computer skills including spreadsheet and word processing skills. A valid driver’s license and own car is highly desirable (mileage can be reimbursed). APPLICATION: Cover letter, resume, and name/address/telephone/email of two references should be submitted by mail to Deborah Rudnick, Division of Insect Biology, ESPM, University of California, Berkeley, CA, 94720, or by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
University of Georgia: FIELD ASSISTANT needed for 6-8 weeks between early May - Aug 2001 to assist with the spatial/GIS portion of a long-term neotropical migrant songbird study in bottomland hardwoods. The study site is located in White River National Wildlife Refuge of SE Arkansas. Duties will include obtaining spatial locations of grid points, silvicultural treatments, roads, and waterways, taking hydrological measurements, and entering data. Preference will be given to applicants who are adept with a compass, detail-oriented, good record keepers, and computer literate. Assistants will use a compass, SONIN, GPS unit, and will gain exposure to GIS. If interested, exposure to nest monitoring, mist-netting, banding, and territory assessment of songbirds, as well as vegetation and arthropod sampling may be arranged. Experience with motorboats/canoes also desirable. The study area will be deeply flooded during part of the field season, so applicants must be able to swim, be reasonably physically fit and must be willing to work long hours in the field. $500 - 1000/month depending on funding, housing provided. To apply, send cover letter, resume and 3 references (with email) to JILL GANNON c/o DR. ROBERT COOPER, Warnell School of Forest Resources, University of Georgia, Athens, GA 30602 or email all to email@example.com. Posted: 1/30/01.
University of Idaho: Environmental Research Experiences for Students from Groups Underrepresented in Science and Engineering. June 11 – August 3, 2001. This REU Site will provide a challenging 8-week summer experience conducting environmental research at the University of Idaho (UI). Nine faculty members from nearly as many disciplines, all of them members of the multidisciplinary, degree-granting Environmental Science Program at UI, will mentor a total of 10 students during summer 2001. REU students will chose from a diverse menu of research projects including phyto- and bioremediation, supercritical fluid extraction of mixed waste, biologically engineered treatment systems, and watershed restoration. Students will be fully integrated into the productive research groups of their mentors, which are primarily funded by federal and state agencies. For more information, see http://www.uro.uidaho.edu/reu/ Deadline: April 13, 2001. Posted: 3/5/01.
University of Kansas: The Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology has just learned that their 3 year NSF Research Experiences for Undergraduates program has been recommended for funding. This summer's program will be from May 22-July 27 at the campus in Lawrence, Kansas. Please see http://www.ukans.edu/~reu/ for details. Application information is available at the website; review of applications will start March 1 (we will accept applications through March 12). The ten student participants will each be paired with a faculty mentor and complete their own research project; additionally there will be many group activities such as seminars, tours of research facilities, and a research symposium. A stipend, travel and living expenses, and funds for attending a scientific meeting will be paid for each participant. International research experiences may be an option in some disciplines. Contact person: Dr. Helen Alexander, firstname.lastname@example.org, 785-864-3221. Revised: 2/8/01.
University of Maine: Research Internships in Marine Ecology on the Coast of Maine. We intend to hire 7 interns to assist subtidal research on the ecology of American lobsters and green sea urchins in the Gulf of Maine. Our research for both species explores what controls their distribution and abundance. Specifically our work involves larval ecology, post-settlement processes and agents of mortality acting on juvenile and adult individuals. Research is conducted from ships and under water via scuba diving. It is strongly interdisciplanary and involves basic ecological research that is also critical for marine conservation and management. For example we are studying fishery-induced alternate stable states of marine communities within no-fishing marine protected areas compared to heavily fished control areas. Our program is a good way to learn about marine ecology and resource management at an active marine laboratory on the coast of Maine. At least 5 of the 7 interns must be SCUBA divers, however there are two non-diving positions also available. Interns live and work at the University of Maine's marine laboratory, the Darling Marine Center (http://server.dmc.maine.edu/) which is a field-station located along the Damariscotta River estuary in beautiful mid-coast Maine. We pay interns monthly stipends and cover housing costs at the Darling Marine Center. Positions available: Two experienced cold-water divers are needed at the beginning of March to start a sea urchin reseeding experiment. They will remain through the summer and possibly through October to work on other projects including urchin larval and benthic ecology and benthic lobster studies. Application deadline: 7 February 2001. One diver is needed in April to study sea urchin larval ecology and will be needed to stay through October to assist with benthic urchin and lobster projects. Application deadline: 28 February 2001. One diver is needed in the beginning of May to track urchin settlement and will remain through October to work on benthic urchin and lobster projects. Application deadline 30 March 2001. Several interns are needed for June through August with an opportunity for one of these to remain through October. These positions are for diving and nondiving interns to work on larval and benthic lobsters and on a variety of lab, boat and field based projects. Application deadline 30 March 2001. Further details are given with the application materials. Perspective interns should request applications via e-mail via: Steneck_Lab_Internships@umit.maine.edu. Application deadlines for positions starting in May and June will be included in the requested application packet. Hiring will be determined 3 to 4 weeks after the closing dates. For further information e-mail: Steneck_Lab_Internships@umit.maine.edu. If you cannot email, send a self-addressed, stamped, business-size envelope to: 2001 Steneck Intern Program, c/o John Vavrinec and Amanda Leland, Darling Marine Center, 193 Clarks Cove Rd, Walpole, ME 04573. Posted: 1/3/00.
University of Miami: Ecological research assistant for summer field work: Two seasonal positions are available from 15 May through 15 August 2001 to assist in field studies of mutualistic interactions between senita cacti and senita moths in the Sonoran Desert of Mexico and Arizona. Qualifications: Ability to manage multiple tasks, work independently and as a team member. Attention to details, computer skills and experience with databases are desirable. Good physical condition and ability to work irregular hours under sometimes harsh (i.e., hot) environmental conditions. Spanish not required but is helpful. Background and experience in plant biology, ecology, and/or entomology are preferable. Duties: Assist in the collection and management of data in both field and laboratory studies of interactions between a cactus and its specialized pollinating seed-eating moth. Research to be conducted includes reproductive biology of cacti, life history and behavior of moths, and population dynamics of both moths and cacti. Room and lodging will be provided along with a $1,500 stipend. Application: Cover letter, resume, two letters of recommendation, and name/address/telephone/email of three references should be submitted by ground mail to J. Nathaniel Holland, Department of Biology, University of Miami, P.O. Box 249118, Coral Gables, FL 33124; email@example.com. Posted: 3/29/01.
University of Michigan Biological Station: 2001 Residential Research Experience for Undergraduates in Atmospheric Chemistry and Meteorology. This program is designed to provide undergraduates with a unique opportunity to participate in a field measurements program under the direction of faculty who are part of a team of atmospheric scientists (chemists, physicists and meteorologists). This 8-week research experience takes place coincident with summer measurements intensives during which students live in-residence with other students and faculty at the University of Michigan Biological Station (UMBS) and work at the sampling tower and laboratory constructed through the Program for Research on Oxidants: PHotochemistry, Emissions, and Transport (PROPHET). Students assist with the integration of instruments and inlet sampling systems and conduct on-site measurements of gas- and particulate-phase chemical species mixing ratios and/or fluxes and meteorological parameters. Each student is provided with training that allows them to take responsibility for the measurement of one or more chemical species or meteorological parameters or for the application of models to generate back trajectories or chemical species distributions. In addition to their hands-on, in-depth exposure to their specific measurement or modeling technique, they gain an overall understanding of related measurements and modeling activities and an appreciation for the significance of their own and their peer's efforts towards the achievement of the science team's research objectives. Participation in the REU program is intense. Participants should expect to work on some phase of the program at least eight hours a day, six days a week, including a number of evening sessions. Participants will attend introductory workshops on atmospheric chemistry, meteorology, measurement techniques and uncertainties, and data collection and analysis and will make oral presentations and write summary papers on the results of their research projects. Participants live in small, rustic cabins. Meals for all Station residents are served in the Station dining hall. Stipends: A stipend of $2,250 will be paid to each student participant. In addition, room and board expenses for the eight-week period will be covered. Up to $250 may be provided to faculty mentors to help defray costs associated with their REU student's research activities. Summer 2001 Program: 23 June - 18 August. Deadline for application: 9 February 2001; please see http://www.umich.edu/~umbs/reu.html Please note that the application web pages will be fully operational in early January. Posted: 12/13/00.
University of Michigan Biological Station: Research Experience For Undergraduates in Field Ecology. A group of ten qualified undergraduate students will be chosen for REU in Field Ecology. Each will work closely with a selected mentor/professor to develop and execute a project of their own, and participate in a series of workshops and group discussions designed to provide the philosophical bases and technical tools needed to carry out scientific research. The program is designed to provide hands-on experience with all phases of research, including hypothesis formulation, research design, data gathering, analysis, interpretation and communication of scientific studies. The program, funded by a grant from the National Science Foundation, will run for 8 weeks (June 24 to August 19, 2000) at the University of Michigan Biological Station. Participation in the REU program is intense. Participants should expect to work on some phase of the program at least eight hours a day, six days a week, including a number of evening sessions. A stipend of $2,250 will be paid to each student participant. In addition, room and board expenses for the eight-week period will be covered. There will be $250 available to each student participant for research supplies. Participants may also elect to obtain up to three semester-hours credit for an independent study project. By advance arrangement with a mentor/professor and the UMBS Administration Office prior to the start of the program, the participants may enroll in Biology 400 (Advanced Research in Biology). Tuition expenses will be the responsibility of the individual student. For more information and to apply, please see http://www.umich.edu/~umbs/reu.html. Applications cannot be accepted after February 11, 2000. Posted: 12/13/00.
[Position Filled] University of Minnesota: Full-time, temporary research assistants needed to work at the Cedar Creek Natural History Area in Central-Eastern Minnesota (http://www.cedarcreek.umn.edu) from August 6 - September 7. Start and end dates are flexible. $8.25 /hour. Field experience preferred but not required. Job requirements: outdoor field work, measurement of goldenrod plants, data recording. Project description can be found at: http://www.cedarcreek.umn.edu/grants/gherbiv/gherbiv.html. Send email stating interest, qualifications, and the names and addresses of at least 2 references to: Belle Bergner, Research Supervisor firstname.lastname@example.org. Posted: 6/25/01.
University of Minnesota: Summer Field Research. Are you interested in gaining field research experience and learning about the ecology and evolution of plant-pollinator interactions? I am looking for a field assistant for a research project investigating habitat fragmentation of the tallgrass prairie. Limited pollinator services and small plant population sizes influence plant reproduction, growth, and genetic diversity of the purple coneflower (Echinacea angustifolia). This summer we will conduct experiments to determine mating compatibility among plants in a common garden and in 30 natural Echinacea populations in Douglas County, Minnesota. No experience is necessary, but you must be enthusiastic and hard-working. You will hand-pollinate plants, survey plant populations, measure floral traits, observe insects, and assist in all aspects of research. Room and board are included and there is a small stipend. There are opportunities for doing an independent project. If you are interested or want more information, please contact Stuart Wagenius by 1 April 2001. Stuart Wagenius, Ph.D., Department of Ecology, Evolution & Behavior, University of Minnesota, 100 Ecology Building, 1987 Upper Buford Circle, St. Paul, MN 55108-6097. email: email@example.com, phone: 612 624 6711 or 612 625 5700. Posted: 2/28/01.
University of Minnesota: The Cedar Creek Natural History Area has opportunities for students to work as Research Interns, summer 2001. Most positions run from June through August, but some interns are needed in early May and some until late September. Pay is $8.25 per hour ($4000.00 in three months). If you are an undergraduate or a newly graduated student with a background in biology and want to start a career in ecology or environmental studies, or if you have a strong background and interest in flora of the great plains, we encourage you to apply. As a research intern, you would contribute to our ongoing experiments -- learning to identify plant species, estimate species abundances, collect soil samples, maintain experimental areas, and so forth. Typical work periods are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, but some working hours may be shifted. On-site dormitory housing is available for approximately $140 per month. This is hard work and mostly outdoors. You have the opportunity to initiate your own research, attend our seminar series, and interact with graduate students, post-doctoral researchers, and faculty members. In addition, your department may be able to approve this internship, with an appropriate independent project, for any field biology requirement of your major. Applications are being accepted now, with two deadlines for completed applications, February 15 and March 31, 2001. For more information see: http://cedarcreek.umn.edu/interns/. Posted: 12/21/00.
University of Missouri-St. Louis: Summer Field Biology Positions with the Missouri Ozark Forest Ecosystem Project. We are accepting applications for temporary summer field assistants. Assistants are needed to inventory caterpillars on understory and canopy oak trees as a part of the Missouri Ozark Forest Ecosystem Project (MOFEP). MOFEP is a long term research project designed to evaluate the impacts of different forest management practices on biodiversity and ecosystem health of southeastern Missouri forests. For general information about this multi-collaborator project, see the MOFEP website at http://www.snr.missouri.edu/mofep/. Several positions are available. Salary for understory assistants is $9.00/hr, and assistants work an average of 80-100 hours in each 2 week census. Salary for canopy assistants starts at $9.00/hr and is negotiable based on experience. Dates of employment are April 30 to May 18, June 18 to June 29, July 23 to Aug 3, and Aug 27 to Sept 8. Applicants need not be able to work all dates, but preference will be given to those who can stay for more than one census. Transportation from St. Louis to field sites in Ellington, MO will be provided. RESPONSIBILITIES: 1) learning to identify 200+ caterpillars and arthropods, 2) locating permanent sample plots and sampling oak trees within those plots, 3) collecting unknown and voucher specimens, 4) collecting plant material for chemical analysis, 5) reading topographic maps, 6) operating a canopy bucket truck, 7) driving a 4x4 manual transmission vehicle. MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: Although no formal biology experience is necessary, preference will be given to applicants who 1) have completed course work in ecology, botany, or entomology, 2) are capable of hiking the equivalent of 6 to 20 miles (PER DAY!), 3) can withstand long work hours (10 to 14 hrs/day) in rigorous terrain and harsh weather conditions, 4) are not afraid of heights or sensitive to motion sickness, 5) can tolerate crowded living conditions, complain about biting insects, and cook dinner for 4 to 6 people once a week. Applicants with previous field experience conducting insect surveys or experience driving large vehicles are strongly preferred. APPLICATION DEADLINE: March 15, 2001. HOW TO APPLY: Send a HANDWRITTEN cover letter, resume/CV, and copy of transcripts (unofficial copy okay) to: Robert J. Marquis, Department of Biology, University of Missouri-St. Louis, 8001 Natural Bridge Rd., St. Louis, MO 63121. email: firstname.lastname@example.org. For specific questions or to discuss the MOFEP project in more detail, email Rebecca Forkner at email@example.com. Posted: 2/5/01.
University of Nebraska: Biology Field Assistant Job, 1 May-15 August 2001. We seek one highly motivated upper class undergraduate student interested in experience in field biology to become involved in a project to evaluate the effect of an invasive biological control insect on native plant species. The project involves both a quantitative survey of the plants and their insects and two experiments to understand the mechanisms underlying the consequences of the host range expansion of the biocontrol weevil, Rhinocyllus conicus, onto native thistle species (Cirsium spp.) in prairie grasslands. The study is designed to answer three fundamental questions: 1) how are seed losses of native thistles to exotic seed-feeding weevils related to surrounding ecological conditions?; 2) are thistle co-occurrence and observed levels of insect impact causally related?; and, 3) can ecological factors (such as the presence, density and identity of surrounding thistle species) be manipulated to minimize negative impacts on rare native species? The position is available for 3.3 months ($1,500/mo + great experience!) For more information, contact Dr. Svata M. Louda, Dr. Tatyana A. Rand or Dr. Leland Russell, School of Biological Sciences, University of Nebraska at Lincoln (SLouda@UNL.edu, 402-472-2763; firstname.lastname@example.org; LelandRussell@msn.com). Application: To apply please submit a resume, description of interests and experience in biology, and have two letters of recommendation sent to Dr. Svata M. Louda, School of Biological Sciences, University of Nebraska, Lincoln NE 68588-0118 by March 23, 2001. Position will remain open until an appropriate candidate is found. Posted: 3/20/01.
University of New Orleans: Undergraduate research assistants to work on two root ecology projects this summer. One project is based in New Orleans, LA, working in bottomland hardwood forest, and the other is based in Guanacaste province, Costa Rica, working in tropical dry forest. Job descriptions and application information follow.
(1) SUMMER RESEARCH ASSISTANTSHIP in ROOT and SOIL ECOLOGY eligibility: o must be an undergraduate (not yet graduated) o basic knowledge of Ecology a plus! to apply, send or bring: o brief letter of interest o resumé o names & phone numbers of 2 references (previous employers or professors) to Dr. Julie Whitbeck, Biological Sciences CRC-200, University of New Orleans, New Orleans, LA 70148, or email@example.com, or phone Dr. Whitbeck at (504) 280-1201. Dr. Julie Whitbeck of UNO's Biology Department is seeking summer research assistants for root ecology work. This research focuses on root production and distribution in bottomland hardwood forest. Most of the work involves processing and sorting roots from field-collected soil cores, and the work is located at UNO; monthly field work is based at Jean Lafitte National Historic Park and Preserve. In addition to regular work duties, the RA will be able to develop and carry out an independent research project within the scope of the collaborative research. Student research assistants will be involved in the following research activities: o sample soil and roots from permanent transects at monthly intervals o process destructively harvested root samples and measure root biomass o employ image-based root length measurement systems o assist in installing, and collecting data from, environmental sensors o analyze soils and plant tissues in the laboratory o organize data on root production and air and soil environmental parameters. Student research assistants will be supervised by Dr. Whitbeck and her graduate students. Students will be paid approximately $7 per hour (start at $6.50). This project can support two full-time or one full-time and two half-time research assistant positions, for 10-12 weeks. APPLY SOON! Summer work begins in May. For more information, contact Dr. Julie Whitbeck [firstname.lastname@example.org; (504) 280-1201] or stop by the UNO Sciences Bldg. 2081 (lab) or 2091 (office).
(2) SUMMER RESEARCH ASSISTANTSHIP in TROPICAL ROOT ECOLOGY eligibility: o must be an undergraduate (not yet graduated) o must have strong knowledge of Ecology (both general and plant ecology) o must have some facility in spoken Spanish o must be willing to work in a collaborative setting in a relatively remote area to apply, send or bring: o brief letter of interest o resumé o names, phone numbers and e-mail addresses of 2 references (previous employers or professors) to Dr. Julie Whitbeck (see contact information below). Dr. Julie Whitbeck, of UNO's Biology Department, is seeking a summer research assistant for root ecology work in tropical dry forest. Research foci include patterns of root production and distribution across a successional gradient, variation in root distribution and morphology among plant life history groups, and mycorrhizal ecology. The work is located in the Guanacaste Conservation Area in Costa Rica. In addition to developing and carrying out his or her independent research project, the student will be involved in the following research activities: o sample soil and roots from permanent plots at monthly intervals o process destructively harvested root samples and measure root biomass o employ image-based root length measurement systems o analyze soils in the laboratory o organize and evaluate data on root production and distribution. Student research assistants will be supervised by Dr. Whitbeck and her graduate students. Students will be paid a $3,000 stipend for a 10-12 week period and will be provided housing near the research center. Apply by April 4th! Work begins in May or June. For more information, contact Dr. Julie Whitbeck, Biological Sciences CRC-200, University of New Orleans, New Orleans, LA 70148, or email@example.com, or phone Dr. Whitbeck at (504) 280-1201, or stop by the UNO Sciences Bldg. 2081 (lab) or 2091 (office). Posted: 3/20/01.
University of North Carolina: Research experience in field ecology, Summer/Fall 2001. Field Assistant in Community Ecology / Field Biology: Fire-maintained pinelands of Florida. We seek a motivated, hard-working research assistant to work with plant ecologists from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Louisiana State University. Our goal is to identify and quantitatively describe vegetation of the best remaining fire-maintained longleaf pine ecosystems in Florida. The resultant data initially will form the basis of a classification of longleaf pine vegetation to be used for conservation, inventory and research purposes. Ultimately the data will contribute to a synthetic treatment of the fire-maintained pinelands of the Southeastern United States. DATES: Negotiable. We expect to start work approximately August 1, 2001 and continue through January 2002. We will consider applicants seeking employment for the Fall semester only (through Christmas). QUALIFICATIONS: Applicants should have or be working toward a B.S. or B.A. in ecology, botany, biology, soil science, forestry, or a related field. Experience in field methods, data handling and plant identification would be helpful. Applicants should be highly motivated (especially under harsh field conditions), reliable, independent, adaptable, not adverse to manual labor or flexible work schedules, willing to learn sampling methods and plant identification. DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES: The primary responsibilities will include: recording plant abundance data, collecting and processing plant specimens and soil samples, setting up permanent plots, recording GPS points, entering data, and driving long distances, often in remote areas. The majority of the assistant's time will be spent in the field, during the hot, humid Florida summer and fall. Applicants must be able to tolerate hot temperatures, long periods of standing, bending over, and walking. Applicants should be able to acclimate to less than luxurious accommodations. Research sites are scattered across the state of Florida. Because of the continuity of this field project, and the large extent of the study area (much of the state), the assistant will be required to relocate to Florida for the duration of the appointment. Workdays are likely to last up to 12 hours and vary according to weather conditions. BENEFITS: Benefits include salary of $320 per week (approximately $8/hr) and travel expenses. Living expenses and arrangements will be provided, and accommodations during "off-time" may be available in Gainesville, Florida and perhaps elsewhere. We will be sampling in best longleaf pine savannas and forests remaining in Florida. Our research project is ambitious and large in scope, and will offer opportunity for invaluable experience in field ecology. In addition, one will gain skills in plant and soil identification, study design, and analysis. This position is ideal for someone considering further study in ecology, and would allow exposure to the questions and methods of ecological research. This position could potentially lead to a graduate research project in community ecology, depending on the applicant's interest and commitment. The project is being conducted in collaboration with various conservation organizations, which could lead to important contacts and future job possibilities. TO APPLY: Send or email a resume, list of course work, and names, phone number and email addresses of three references to: Dr. Robert K. Peet, Department of Botany, CB#3280, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3280 (firstname.lastname@example.org). Also include a cover letter describing your experience and qualifications. For more information about the position, contact either Dr. Peet (phone 919-962-6942; email@example.com), or Susan Carr (email firstname.lastname@example.org). Posted: 6/12/01.
University of Notre Dame: Summer Opportunities in Aquatic Ecology. The lab of Dr. David Lodge is seeking to hire full time research technicians for the summer of 2001 (mid-late May through late August) at a pay scale of $6.10-7.05 per hour, commensurate with experience. Positions will focus on the effects of nonnative species in lakes. Upper division undergraduates or recent graduates with an educational background in biology, ecology, or environmental sciences are encouraged to apply. All applicants should be able to work independently and as part of a team, have patience doing meticulous work, and have a positive attitude. Job descriptions are as follows: 1-2 technicians to participate in studies of the nonnative rusty crayfish in lakes in northern Wisconsin and the Ottawa National Forest, Upper Peninsula Michigan. The objectives of these studies are to evaluate ecosystem level effects of the crayfish and to explore measures of control. Duties include: conducting field experiments, sampling lakes and observing crayfish; processing lake samples in the laboratory (identification and enumeration of invertebrates and plants). SCUBA certification required. Previous experience with aquatic sampling and identification of aquatic biota are desirable but not essential. Housing will be provided at UNDERC (http://188.8.131.52/underc/index.cfm). 1-2 technicians to participate in an ongoing research project studying the invasion of the Great Lakes by exotic species transmitted in ballast water. The objectives of this study are to identify species with a high potential for future invasions and to predict the conditions under which invasion will occur. Duties include: assisting in laboratory experiments to induce growth in resting stages and determine conditions for successful invasion; identification and enumeration of preserved samples taken from ships; data gathering and database management. Previous experience with identification of phytoplankton and zooplankton, microscopes, and statistical analysis would be advantageous, but are not essential. To apply, indicate which position(s) you are interested in, and send hard copies of your resume, an unofficial copy of your transcripts, and a list of three references with telephone numbers and e-mail addresses to: Sadie Rosenthal, University of Notre Dame-Department of Biological Sciences, P.O. Box 369, Notre Dame, IN 46556. For further information please contact Sadie Rosenthal at email@example.com. For more information regarding the research interests of David Lodge, please visit http://www.science.nd.edu/biology/faculty/lodge.html. Closing Date: April 20, 2001. Posted: 4/4/01.
University of Notre Dame: Summer Opportunities in Wetland and Upland Ecology. The lab of Dr. Scott Bridgham, University of Notre Dame, is seeking to hire 3 full time research technicians for the summer of 2001 (mid-late May through late August) at a pay scale of $7.05 per hour. No experience is necessary. All applicants should be able to work independently and as part of a team, have patience doing meticulous work, and have a positive attitude. Each position will participate in three projects. Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to, nutrient analysis of soils and plants and potentially some plant identification. DUNE ECOLOGY: This project examines the organic and nutrient dynamics of the Indiana dunes over a successional chronosequence. This entails approximately 25% field and 75% laboratory work. WETLAND PLANT ECOLOGY: The project examines the effects of increasing nutrients (fertilization) on plant communities and soil dynamics in wetlands located in the Potato Creek State Park, IN. This position will be primarily a laboratory position with approximately 1-2 weeks spent in the field. PEATLAND ECOLOGY: The project examines the effects of changing environmental conditions (pH, water levels, and nutrient inputs) on plant communities and soil dynamics. This position is a laboratory position at the University of Notre Dame with the possibility of 5 days in the University of Notre Dame Environmental Research Center located in the upper peninsula of Michigan. To apply, send hard copies of your resume, an unofficial copy of your transcripts, and a list of three references with telephone numbers and e-mail addresses to: Ryan Murray, University of Notre Dame-Department of Biological Sciences, P.O. Box 369, Notre Dame, IN 46556. For further information please contact Ryan Murray at Edward.R.Murray.firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information regarding the research interests of Scott Bridgham, please visit http://www.science.nd.edu/biology/faculty/bridgham.html. Closing Date: April 20, 2001. Posted: 4/4/01.
University of Pittsburgh: Ecology Field Work, Summer 2001. Four field assistants needed to work on a Forest Ecology Research Project studying the effects of prescribed fire, deer herbivory and canopy gaps on biodiversity, shifts in species composition and forest regeneration in the Monongahela National Forest, West Virginia. Successful candidates will work as part of a team, be able to handle rugged conditions, be conscientious and very motivated. Details: 1. $7/hr, 40hr/week, May-August 2001 (flexible). 2. Housing is Provided. 3. Gain research experience to boost your resume. 4. Great outdoor work in beautiful mountains. 5. Tons of recreational activities nearby. 6. Experience is preferred but not necessary. Contact Rachel Collins: email@example.com Dept. of Biological Sciences, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA. Positions filled as qualified applications are received. Posted: 2/26/01.
University of Tennessee: Field Assistants in Plant Ecology. I am looking for field assistants to participate in a long-term study of invasive plant species in riparian forest in the Southern Appalachians. This research involves outdoor work in variable weather with lots of field identification and transplanting of native and invasive plant species. Plant identification skills are helpful, but will teach. Some data entry will be required. The dates available are May 25th through August 10th (flexible). I can provide room and board at Mountain Lake Biological Station (MLBS) with the possibility of a stipend (pending on funding). MLBS is a diverse research station with many opportunities to meet dynamic, interesting researchers and students. Please send a resume and names of three references to the following address. Applications (hard copy or attachments via email) are due April 21st. Betsy Von Holle, University of Tennessee, Department of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, Knoxville, TN 37996-1610. firstname.lastname@example.org. Posted: 3/5/01.
University of Wisconsin: Summer Undergraduate Research Experience: Ecosystem Ecology of Boreal Forests. Program Objective: The overall objective is to quantify the effects of wildfires on the structure and function of boreal forests. The study is conducted in the Canadian boreal forest near Thompson, Manitoba, Canada. Specific ongoing studies include quantifying the carbon content, net primary production, and carbon fluxes (soil surface CO2 flux) for seven different-aged (an age-sequence) upland and lowland black spruce stands that originated from wildfire. Summer 2001 Opportunities: I am recruiting undergraduates interested in participating in a summer research program. Possible independent research projects will be matched with student s research interest and skills. Possible research projects include, but are not limited to: measuring autotrophic respiration of stands comprising the black spruce age sequence, quantifying methane and nitrous oxide emissions (greenhouse gases) for the black spruce age sequence, measuring carbon content and net primary productivity for other boreal forest tree species (jack pine and trembling aspen) age sequences. Qualifications: Students must be highly motivated, have an interest in environmental sciences, work well both independently and in a group, willing to live in Thompson, Manitoba, and tolerate copious quantities of mosquitoes and black flies. Educational background of the student could be highly variable, including, but not limited to: ecology, soils, forestry, chemistry, engineering, or other related fields. How to Apply: Interested students should submit a resume, a list of course work completed to date, a short cover letter stating why you are interested in the summer position, and the names, email address, and phone number of two people who are willing to serve as references. All students are encouraged to correspond with Tom Gower if they have additional questions or concerns. Salary and Benefits: A $3000-$4500 stipend, with pay commensurate with experience, for the summer (approximately June 1 - August 30, 2001) and housing will be provided. Correspondence: Dr. Tom Gower, Department of Forest Ecology & Management, 1630 Linden Drive, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI 53706. Email: email@example.com, Phone: (608) 262-0532, http://forestecology.forest.wisc.edu. Posted: 1/9/01.
University of Wyoming: Two research positions available Mid-May through mid-August 2001. Position one will be based at the Toolik Lake LTER Site in northern Alaska Position two will be based at Alexandra Fiord, Ellesmere Island, northern Canada. We are seeking two enthusiastic undergraduates or recent graduates (within 6 months) who are interested in summer field research in the Arctic. The primary duties associated with position one will be the collection and analysis of minirhizotron root images. The primary duties associated with position two will be the collection of carbon exchange parameters (net carbon exchange, photosynthesis, respiration) in several high Arctic ecosystems. Both positions will be supervised by a graduate student. In addition to participating in the overall research program, students will be expected to develop their own individual research project. Each position pays $1200 month. Travel from your university to and from the field site will be covered. Food and lodging will be covered while you are in the field. Class background in ecology, botany, soil science, and/or meteorology/climatology and experience in field or laboratory experiments is preferred. Students must be willing to work long hours in the field, occasionally under adverse weather conditions. Applicants for position two must also be willing to live in a tent all summer and contribute toward general cooking and cleaning duties. Competent, careful, emotionally mature, and enthusiastic people desired! We want the work to be fun as well as intellectually challenging. We encourage applications from women and minorities. These positions are open only to U.S. citizens who are undergraduates or have graduated since January 2001. To apply, send us a cover letter and a resume that includes the names, phone numbers, and email addresses of two referees, and have your referees send letters of recommendation separately. In your cover letter, explain why you are interested in this program and how it fits into your long-term education and career goals. Also describe your background and include anything that you think would convince us that you are the most appropriate person for one or more of these research positions. Please list which project you are most interested in. To qualify for either of these positions you must be a citizen or permanent resident of the United States and be an active student or within six months of graduation. Submit your application materials via email before 15 April 2001 to Jeff Welker (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Jace Fahnestock (email@example.com) or send them by mail to either of us at: Department of Renewable Resource, University of Wyoming, Laramie, WY 82071. For questions about the application process or these positions, you may contact Jeff Welker at 307-766-5470 or Jace Fahnestock at 307-766-5470. Posted: 3/29/01.
Western Washington University: The Shannon Point Marine Center in Anacortes will serve as a Research Experiences for Undergraduates Site for the Summer of 2001. The program will support independent, supervised research on the part of eight undergraduates. Student support includes a $2475 stipend and a small travel allowance plus housing at SPMC for the nine-week session (June 26 – Aug 24). Student participants work with faculty supervisors in designing and conducting the research projects and in developing written and oral reports at the conclusion of the session. General research themes include studies on productivity and nutrient cycling in local watershed systems; marine microbial ecology; physiology of symbiosis; larval development, physiology, ecology, and morphology of marine invertebrates; and environmental toxicology. Applicants must be citizens or permanent residents of the United States and its possessions and must be enrolled in a degree program leading to a bachelor’s degree. Students between their junior and senior years will receive preference; students who will have received their degree prior to August 24, 2001 are not eligible. Applicants are required to submit a letter describing their general background and interests in pursuing a research experience, undergraduate transcripts, and one letter of reference from an individual familiar with the student's academic performance by February 15, 2001, to Dr. Stephen D. Sulkin, Director, 1900 Shannon Point Road, Anacortes, WA 98221; FAX to 360-293-1083. More info: http://www.ac.wwu.edu/~spmc/reu.htm. Posted: 1/23/01.
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