Mar 20 2015


Women in the Woods: A Professional Network for Women in Forest-Related Fields

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Inaugural Meeting:  Wednesday, April 15 @ 12-1:30 PM

RSVP to Kira Hughes, 541-737-3475  by April 7.

Flyer:  Women in the Woods_invitation

 

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Mar 20 2015


Spr.15 Course: Environmental Perspectives and Methods

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New E-CAMPUS Course

CRN# 60551

Spring 2015

Environmental Perspectives and Methods

For more information see flyer: ENSC 515 Flyer2

Or contact Carolyn Fonyo Boggess, OSU Environmental Sciences Graduate Program

 

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Mar 20 2015


Graduate Fellowship in Forest and Conservation History

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Fellowship Details

Offered by the Forest History Society, the Walter S. Rosenberry Fellowship provides a $15,000 stipend to support the doctoral research of a graduate student attending a university in North America and whose research contributes to forest and conservation history. Research focus on the historic relationships between humans, forests, and related resources is required. The fellowship recipient will also be eligible for a $1,000 travel allowance that will be considered upon documentation of the student having a paper accepted at a professional conference. Examples of acceptable topics include:

  • Forest landscape change and history
  • invasive species
  • forest and ecosystem management
  • forest policy and institutions
  • resource-dependent communities
  • private land ownership
  • science and technology developments
  • sustainability.

For more information see:   http://foresthistory.org/Fellowships/Rosenberry.html

Deadline is April 15, 2015. Winner usually announced by mid-May.

 

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Mar 20 2015


Post doc Conservation Science: Colorado State

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Please review the attachment for a Post-doctoral fellowship position with Colorado State University.  According to the attached posting, the deadline for application materials is April 15, 2015.

Please submit any questions to Dr. Liba Pejchar, liba.pejchar@colostate.edu.

Attachment:  Postdoctoral Fellow – Conservation Science and Private Lands

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Mar 12 2015


Updates about *TRACE 2015*

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Updates about *TRACE 2015* (Tree Rings in Archaeology, Climatology and Ecology, Sevilla, Spain) during 20-23 May 2015. Registration is OPEN. For all the details visit www.dendrospain.es LOW FEES:
-ATR Students 80 €
-ATR No students 150 €
-Non-ATR Students 140 €
-Non-ATR No students 250 €

NEW KEYNOTE SPEAKER:
Ulf Büntgen (WSL) “Frontiers in tree-ring research”

ACCOMMODATION (really low prices for participants close to host University):
http://www.dendrospain.es/?page_id=73
 
SHORT COURSES pre-TRACE (http://www.dendrospain.es/?page_id=52) (only for TRACE participants)
19 May 2015: Schedule morning session- 9:00-13:30- afternoon session: 14:30-18:30- at the same time at Univ. Pablo Olavide (45€ each course) minimum 10 students to conduct the course (first come first served).
Confirmed courses
1. Modelling dendro data and process-based models 2. Methods and applications of radiocarbon and stable isotopes in tree-ring More courses coming soon!.(more information on the website soon: PROGRAM) To participate fill in the TRACE registration form:
http://www.dendrospain.es/?page_id=83
 
OPTIONAL FIELD VISIT: (an amazing southernmost Abies forest in Europe (Abies pinsapo Boiss.), considered a relict species of the tertiary period.
http://www.dendrospain.es/?page_id=105
Human presence in the area dates back since the Palaeolithic period; there are interesting regional human, forest and climate history. The Spanish fir forest and other areas in the Biosphere Reserve can only be visited at certain times of the year, and visitor numbers are limited. However, TRACE 2015 participants will have this unique opportunity to visit the southernmost Abies species in Europe.

We are looking forward to welcome you in Sevilla,

TRACE 2015 – Organizing Committee
Achim Bräuning (on behalf of ATR)
Juan C. Linares (UPO)
Raúl Sánchez-Salguero (UPO)
José I. Seco (UPO)
J. Julio Camarero (IPE-CSIC)
Emilia Gutiérrez (UB)
José M. Olano (UVa)
Andrea Hevia (CETEMAS)
REGISTRATION (OPEN) (Mandatory with or without contribution):
http://www.dendrospain.es/?page_id=83 to be sent to dendrospain@gmail.com payment before 20 April 2015.

ABSTRACT submission (31st MARCH):
http://www.dendrospain.es/?page_id=83 to be sent to dendrospain@gmail.com before 31 MARCH

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Mar 12 2015


Postdoc opportunity for a quantitative ecologist interested in resilience at Cincinnati, OH

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Postdoc opportunity for a quantitative ecologist interested in resilience National Risk Management Research Laboratory, U.S. EPA, Cincinnati, OH

Description:

Safe and Healthy Communities is a program at US EPA, which suggests an approach to environmental management that protects human health while incorporating what is valued most about our natural resources. Within this framework, sustainability research involves advancing the field of resilience science by exploring the interdependence of human and natural systems to inform community planning. Our research integrates ecological and social perspectives to devise management approaches to address environmental change. The project will assess resilience in social-ecological systems.

National Risk Management Research Laboratory’s Sustainable Technology Division uses a multidisciplinary approach, which employs ecologists, economists, engineers, environmental scientists, physical and social scientists, to address sustainability issues in regional environmental management. Together with other team members, the Associate will produce studies on ecological and social indicators of resilience for environmental management and sustainability. The Associate is expected to conduct quantitative and qualitative research on resilience and create peer-reviewed publications. The ideal candidate is a Ph.D. ecologist with strong quantitative skills and a focus on resilience, social-ecological systems, and environmental management.

Eligibility

Citizenship:  Open to U.S. citizens, permanent residents and non-U.S. citizens
Level:  Open to Regular and Senior applicants

Advisers

Name E-mail Phone
Eason, Tarsha Nicol eason.tarsha@epa.gov 513.569.7974
Garmestani, Ahjond Stefan garmestani.ahjond@epa.gov 513.569.7856

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Mar 12 2015


Job Posting: DNR Natural Resource Specialist 2 at Spokane, Washington

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DNR Natural Resource Specialist 2
Aquatic Land Manager – Eastern Washington Recruitment # 2015-03-7112-02083
Location: Spokane, Washington (negotiable)

SALARY RANGE: $3,213 – $4,214 per month plus comprehensive benefit package and retirement.

CLOSES:  March 22, 2015
Note: It is to your advantage to submit your materials sooner rather than later.

This Aquatic Land Manager is independently responsible for processing and managing use authorizations and projects on State-Owned Aquatic Land (SOAL) within the Aquatic Resources Division.  The work includes preparing and interpreting contracts and performing compliance activities.  The incumbent will work with a Habitat Stewardship Specialist and grantees to identify appropriate practices for activities on SOAL.  The work involves collaboration with local and government agencies on activities planned or currently located on SOAL. The position is also responsible for providing information regarding Department laws, policies and guidance pertaining to SOAL to grantees, the public and other government entities. This position manages state-owned aquatic lands in the thirteen eastern-most counties in Washington.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
This position requires the following key knowledge and skill in order to perform the essential job functions:
*Knowledge of aquatic or natural resource management *Contract and lease preparation and administration *Natural resources restoration *Ability to manage several complex projects at once *Computer skills *Negotiation skills *Good written and oral communication skills

This level of knowledge and skill is demonstrated by the ability to work within established procedures, methods and standards under minimal supervision. Performs a variety of complex work assignments with responsibility for ensuring that work product meets desired objectives.  Assignments may require analysis of data or findings. Has full authority to prioritize and handle all work within assigned area of responsibility.

This level of knowledge and skill is typically achieved after:
*A bachelor’s degree in natural resource management, forestry, business administration, natural science, environmental engineering or equivalent AND *One (1) year of professional experience in a natural resource related field.

FOR MORE INFORMATION AND HOW TO APPLY, GO TO: http://agency.governmentjobs.com/dnr/default.cfm?action=viewJob&jobID=1092171

OR search on www.dnr.wa.gov/aboutdnr/employment<http://www.dnr.wa.gov/aboutdnr/employment> for Aquatic Land Manager.

Questions?  Please contact Carol Piening at (360)740-6808, or at carol.piening@dnr.wa.gov, or e-mail us at DNRrecruiting@dnr.wa.gov.

DEADLINE:  March 22, 2015

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Mar 10 2015


Stand & Deliver Workshop

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To help you prepare for this year’s Western Forestry Graduate Research Symposium, check out the Stand & Deliver Workshop.

This 1-2 hour workshop, offered April 3rd 10am-12pm in RH 115, will be geared toward graduate students who are planning to present a talk at this year’s symposium. John Bliss and guests will guide you on how to give an effective oral presentation, tips on Dos and Don’ts, and answer all your WFGRS presentation-related questions. This workshop will be your opportunity to sharpen your skills and receive info on what presenting at WFGRS will be like. CLICK HERE for more info.

Please RSVP to Ariel Cowan at ariel.cowan@oregonstate.edu. Questions can be directed to Dr. John Bliss at john.bliss@oregonstate.edu.

Event Date: April 3rd, 2015

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Mar 10 2015


Field Course in Forest Ecology at Tongass National Forest Juneau, Alaska

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A 2 credit, 10 day intensive field course in forest ecology field methods is being offered in beautiful Juneau, Alaska, in the heart of the amazing Tongass National Forest, the largest national forest in the country and one of our most beautiful wilderness landscapes.  The course will cover basics of forest stand description, biomass estimation, spatial stem mapping, bog and soils ecology, pathogen/pest assessment, and canopy metrics.  The course is being offered through the University of Alaska Southeast, contact Brian Buma (brian.buma@uas.alaska.edu) for more information.  Applications accepted now.

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Mar 10 2015


Assistant/Associate Professor Position in Forest Landscape Ecology at the University of Connecticut

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*Assistant/Associate Professor Position in Forest Landscape Ecology*

Department of Natural Resources and the Environment

College of Agriculture, Health and Natural Resources

University of Connecticut
*Position Summary*

The University of Connecticut (UConn) is entering a transformational period of growth supported by the $1.7B *Next Generation Connecticut* [ http://nextgenct.uconn.edu] and the $1B *Bioscience Connecticut* [http://biosciencect.uchc.edu/] investments and a bold new *Academic Plan*: *Path to Excellence* [http://issuu.com/uconnprovost/docs/academic-plan-single-hi-optimized_1].

As part of these initiatives, UConn has hired more than 450 new faculty at all ranks during the past three years.   The Department of Natural Resources and the Environment (NRE) is pleased to continue these investments by inviting applications for a full-time, tenure-track faculty position in Forest Landscape Ecology at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor.
*About the Department *

The Department of Natural Resources and the Environment [http://nre.uconn.edu] places distinct emphasis on the problems associated with the interface between rural and urban environments. NRE provides high-quality undergraduate and graduate education, generates new knowledge by conducting research, and provides extension and outreach programs in the field of natural resources management and environmental science. The Department manages the 2,100 acre UConn Forest, which is part of the Storrs campus, and serves as an outdoor laboratory for research, teaching, and outreach.

NRE faculty are expected to be supportive of and engaged in all three mission areas of a Land Grant University: Research, Teaching and Extension.
Accordingly, the successful candidate will (1) pursue extramural grant funding to develop and sustain a successful research program in forest landscape ecology, forest biomechanics, exurban forest ecosystems, or forest disturbance and management;  (2) engage in  scholarly publication and communication of research results; (3) teach forestry-related courses at both the undergraduate and graduate levels; (4) advise undergraduate and graduate students; (5) participate in outreach and service activities; and (6) foster collaborations with other University Departments and Centers, State and Federal agencies, as well as public and private stakeholders.

The successful candidate will have the opportunity to collaborate with a number of high-profile UConn programs, including Stormwise [http://www.stormwise.info], a forest vegetation management program with the goal of reducing the risk of tree-related storm damage to power lines; the Center for Land Use Education and Research (CLEAR) [http://clear.uconn.edu]; and the Center for Environmental Sciences and Engineering (CESE) [http://www.cese.uconn.edu].

The successful candidate will also be expected to broaden participation among members of under-represented groups; demonstrate through their research, teaching, and/or public engagement the richness of diversity in the learning experience; and integrate multicultural experiences into instructional methods and research tools.
*Qualifications*

*Minimum Qualifications*:  Earned Ph.D. in forestry, forest ecology, forest management, forest meteorology, or related field; teaching experience in higher education; ability to develop and sustain a successful research program; expertise in geospatial analysis of forested landscapes; demonstrated ability to work with multiple forestry-related collaborators and stakeholders.

Equivalent foreign degrees are acceptable.
*Preferred Qualifications*:  Research focus in forest landscape ecology, forest disturbance, exurban forest ecosystems, or forest biomechanics; post-doctoral experience; evidence of service to the university, field or profession; ability to integrate technology into instruction; ability to integrate multicultural experiences into instructional methods and research tools.
*Appointment Terms*

This is a full-time, 9-month, tenure-track, Assistant or Associate Professor position with an anticipated start date of August 23, 2015. Salary is competitive and commensurate with the qualifications of the applicant and experience of the candidate. The successful candidate’s primary academic appointment will be at the Storrs campus with the possibility of work at UConn¹s regional campuses and research locations across the state.

*To Apply*

Submit the following to Husky Hire [http://jobs.uconn.edu], Search #2015318.

– Cover letter
– *Curriculum Vitae*
– Teaching Statement (including teaching philosophy, teaching experience, commitment to effective learning, concepts for new course  development, etc.);
– Research and Scholarship Statement (innovative concepts that will form the basis of academic career, experience in proposal development, mentorship of graduate students, etc.);
– Commitment to Diversity Statement (including broadening participation, integrating multicultural experiences in instruction and research and pedagogical techniques to meet the needs of diverse learning styles, etc.);
– Names and contact information of five individuals who have been asked to submit letters of recommendation
– Sample publication(s)

Please arrange for the five letters of recommendation to be sent via e-mail to *Dr. Daniel Civco* *[**daniel.civco@uconn.edu*
*],* *Forest Landscape Ecology Search Committee Chair*. Please specify *Search # *2015318 in the *Subject* line.

*At the University of Connecticut, our commitment to excellence is complemented by our commitment to building a culturally diverse community. We actively encourage women, people with disabilities, and members of minority groups to apply.  The University of Connecticut is an EEO/AA employer.*

 

Screening of applications will begin April 10, 2015 and continue until the position is filled. A start date of August 23, 2015 is anticipated.

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