Aug 12 2015

MS assistantship in vegetation management – Oregon State University

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MS-level Graduate Assistantship, Vegetation Management / Quantitative Silviculture

Department of Forest Engineering, Resources and Management, College of Forestry, Oregon State University

Dr. Carlos A. Gonzalez-Benecke / (541) 737-4952



I am accepting applications for a Master’s student to participate in a project evaluating vegetation management effects on Douglas fir plantations in Oregon. The project aims to analyze results from a vegetation management study established in 2008. The student will be expected to produce compelling scientific articles for publication in peer-reviewed journals.

This graduate research assistantship will fully fund a Master of Science student in Sustainable Forest Management for two years. The assistantship includes an annual stipend plus tuition and fees, and involves collaboration with researchers at the College of Forestry at Oregon State University. The successful student will have the opportunity to work with members of Vegetation Management Research Cooperative (VMRC). The VMRC consists of private companies, public land management agencies, and scientists from Oregon State University that are working together to conduct applied forest regeneration research (

The ideal candidate should be a highly motivated individual with strong interests in intensive silviculture management of planted forests, and strong quantitative skills. The successful applicant will have the opportunity to present the results of the thesis project at the VMRC annual meeting and at a scientific conference. Qualifications: B.S. degree in forest science or a related field and GRE scores >60th percentile.

Application deadline: September 15, 2015 (or until position filled)

Starting date: Winter 2016 (quarter starts on January 4, 2016).

Please send a letter of interest, a CV/resume that includes contact information for three references, and copies of transcripts and GRE scores (if available, unofficial is fine) to:

Dr. Carlos A. Gonzalez-Benecke
Department of Forest Engineering, Resources and Management / Oregon State University

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Aug 27 2015

Enter the “Forest Challenge” to win $500!

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If you’re studying forests, forest ecosystem or the organisms that live there, check out Instrumentl’s Forest Challenge for the chance to win an extra $500 grant towards your crowdfunding campaign.

Register HERE by entering your name and email by Friday, August 28th at 11:59pm PST.

Have questions? Read more about our Grant Challenges or send me an email. I’m happy to answer questions.

Good luck!


PS – Researchers studying wildlife within the forest are certainly eligible.



Angela Braren
+1 510 990 1790

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Aug 27 2015

Job: Project Coordinator Landscape Conservation Project – Lakeview, OR

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The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service identified the need to accomplish landscape scale collaborative planning for the region surrounding the Sheldon, Hart Mountain and Malheur National Wildlife Refuges.  The Northwestern Basin and Range ecoregion is a priority landscape because of its (1) biological richness as a stronghold for sage-obligate species such as the Greater Sage-grouse and Pronghorn, as well as its interspersed wetland habitats, (2) fragility in the face of climate change, land-use practices, invasive species, increasing wildfire severity, and other stressors, and (3) increasing recent attention in the form of conservation delivery mechanisms and planning efforts.  One such recent effort includes an award from the DOI Office of Wildland Fire in 2015 to create the Greater Sheldon-Hart Mountain Resilient Landscapes Collaborative (RLC) at the core of the Northwestern Basin and Range (  Initial funding was received by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the Bureau of Land Management, and the Summit Lake Paiute Tribe for on-the-ground projects to be informed by landscape scale collaborative planning in partnership with the Great Basin Landscape Conservation Cooperative.  The RLC is supporting development of a landscape conservation design for this ecoregion.

With leadership from the Great Basin Landscape Conservation Cooperative, a landscape conservation design called the Northwestern Basin and Range Conservation Project (Project) is being developed for the 13 million acre project area in southeastern Oregon and northern Nevada.  The Project is an open and dynamic, non-regulatory process to define shared climate adaptation goals, conservation objectives, strategies, and actions for the ecoregion.  Participants from federal, state, and local governments, tribes, non-profit organizations, and private individuals will be invited to identify shared conservation actions to ensure the climate adaptive capacity and connectivity of priority species, habitats, and ecosystems to support an ecologically connected landscape.

The Project functions as both a process and a product.  The product will be a landscape conservation design for the Northwest Basin and Range which will include integrated information, maps, and spatially explicit tools to help identify the locations at which the strategies and actions will provide the most benefit.  The process relies upon the continual collaboration and capabilities of the participants, as facilitated by the Project Coordinator.  The Project Coordinator will serve as the interface between the agency sponsors and the stakeholders, ensuring timely progression of the steps of the process.

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Aug 26 2015

F15 Course: WSE 599/699: Numerical Modeling of Wood and Composites

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See attached for information on John Nairn’s Fall 2015 offering:

WSE 599-699 Fall 2015

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Aug 26 2015

Job: Research Forest Economist – Univ of Idaho

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The University of Idaho is hiring a tenure-track research forest economist. Please see attached position description and application instructions, or visit:

I would appreciate your help circulating this announcement widely. This is an important position in the College with primary responsibilities in research (70%), teaching (20%), and service (10%). We’re looking for someone who can contribute to our interdisciplinary program while conducting research on contemporary economic topics related to the forest products industry, natural resource management, and related topics in the state and region.

Interested individuals can contact me for questions or more information.

Thanks, Dennis

Vacancy Announcement & Position Description


Dennis R. Becker, PhD
Director, Policy Analysis Group  |  Assoc Professor Dept of Natural Resources & Society  |  University of Idaho
Mail: College of Natural Resources, 875 Perimeter Drive MS 1134, Moscow, ID 83844-1134
Office: 19E CNR  |  208.885.5776 (PAG), 208.892.9865 (cell) |  |

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Aug 21 2015

Job: Forester with Oregon Division of Resource Planning, Use & Protection (Portland)

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Please see the interest announcement (below) for the position of Forester, GS-460-13 with the  Oregon State Office, Division of Resource Planning, Use & Protection, Forest Resources and Special Status Species Branch (LLOR931000), Portland, Oregon.

WHO MAY APPLY: All current career and career-conditional BLM employees with competitive eligibility.

MAJOR DUTIES:  This position is a senior forester working as the forest and woodland management technical specialist providing expertise on management of the BLM O&C forest lands and public domain lands intermingled within western Oregon.  The position is under the general direction of the Forestry Section Chief, Branch of Forest Resources and Special Status Species, Division of Resource Planning, Use and Protection in the Oregon State Office.

Please see the announcement… OR-15-270IA Forester, GS-460-13 for OR931 for details on how to apply.


Position closes on 9/3/15.

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Aug 20 2015

American Association of Hispanics in Higher Education Conference Fellowship

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The American Association of Hispanics in Higher Education (AAHHE), Inc. is now accepting applications for the AAHHE Graduate Student Fellows Program (GSFP) for the 2016 AAHHE National Conference.

The conference will be held March 10-12, 2016, at the Hilton Costa Mesa Hotel in Costa Mesa, California. Participation in the fellowship program will begin on Wednesday March 9th, continue throughout the conference, and end at noon on Saturday March 12th. Click here for details.

Multidisciplinary Graduate Student Fellows Application Procedures:
To apply for an AAHHE Graduate Student Fellowship, submit the following materials no later than Friday, September 25, 2015 by 5pm (EST) at:

Oregon State University – Graduate School
300 Kerr Administration Bldg.
Corvallis, OR  97331-1221

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Aug 20 2015

Scholarship: OpenCon in Brussels, Belgium

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OSU Libraries and Press is offering a scholarship to an OSU graduate student to attend OpenCon in Brussels, Belgium on November 14-16. OpenCon is an international conference designed for graduate students and early career researchers to support education and collaboration in three areas: open access, open education, and open data. The scholarship covers conference registration and the cost of travel and accommodations to attend the conference.  Please see Open Con Scholarship Announcement for more information.

The deadline for OSU graduate students to apply for the scholarship is August 31.

For more information about the OpenCon scholarship and to apply, contact Michael Boock of OSU Libraries and Press at or 541-737-9155.

For more information about OpenCon, go to

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Aug 20 2015

Postdoc: Ecosystem Services Measurement and Valuation (Ohio)

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Postdoctoral Fellow in Ecosystem Services Measurement and Valuation

A Postdoctoral Research Associate is available at Miami University, Oxford, Ohio, for an individual with expertise in the measurement and valuation of linked terrestrial and aquatic ecosystem services.

This individual will play a key role in an interdisciplinary project exploring coupled social and ecological dynamics of land use/cover change in terrestrial ecosystems, and their relationship to regional watershed and lake ecosystem dynamics, at the urban/rural fringe in the American Midwest. Collaboration with researchers in both natural and social sciences will explore links between land management decision-making and practices, patterns of land use/cover change, and provision of bundled ecosystem services both in terrestrial and aquatic systems. We therefore seek someone with interests and skills in valuation and spatial modeling of ecosystem services, and the ability to compare and scale model estimates from land cover data with direct measurement of social and ecosystem dynamics in residential and agricultural landscapes.

Required qualifications include a Ph.D. in ecology, environmental science, or related field, with a demonstrated research expertise in ecosystem service valuation using multiple approaches.  The ability to collaborate on an interdisciplinary team is essential.

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Aug 20 2015

NSF – East Asia and Pacific Summer Institutes for U.S. Graduate Students (EAPSI)

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NSF – East Asia and Pacific Summer Institutes for U.S. Graduate Students (EAPSI)
NSF 13-593
NSF Deadline: November 12, 2015

NSF and selected foreign counterpart science and technology agencies sponsor international research institutes for U.S. graduate students in seven East Asia and Pacific locations at times set by the counterpart agencies between June and August each year. The Summer Institutes (EAPSI) operate similarly and the research visits to a particular location take place at the same time. Although applicants apply individually to participate in a Summer Institute, awardees become part of the cohort for each location. Applicants must propose a location, host scientist, and research project that is appropriate for the host site and duration of the international visit.

An EAPSI award provides U.S. graduate students in science, engineering, and education: 1) first-hand research experiences in Australia, China, Japan, Korea, New Zealand, Singapore, or Taiwan; 2) an introduction to the science, science policy, and scientific infrastructure of the respective location; and 3) an orientation to the society, culture, and language. It is expected that EAPSI awards will help students initiate professional relationships to enable future collaboration with foreign counterparts.

The NSF award includes participation in the Pre-Departure Orientation, summer stipend of $5,000, and roundtrip airplane ticket to the host location. EAPSI partner agencies pay in-country living expenses during the Summer Institutes.

Limit Summary:
Limit on Number of Proposals per Organization: Not applicable
Limit on Number of Proposals per PI: One application per student per year

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Aug 19 2015

Postdoc at Temple Univ. (PA) – landscape response to fire

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The Department of Earth and Environmental Science at Temple University (PA, USA) is seeking a full-term Postdoctoral Research Associate interested in the general area of landscape response to fires.

The successful applicant will perform field research (in New Mexico) and quantitative data analysis, focusing on the applicability of novel techniques – using rare earth element tracers for soil erosion and resource redistribution, and LiDAR (Ground-based & Unmanned Aerial Systems) for soil microtopography and vegetation structure – to monitor landscape responses to fires. Opportunities will also be provided for collaborating in other ongoing projects developing independent projects. Additional information about ongoing research projects can be found at .

The postdoctoral position is available immediately. Initial appointment will be for one year with likely renewal pending satisfactory performance.

Requirements include a Ph.D. in earth sciences, ecology, environmental engineering or similar fields, strong organizational, communication and writing skills. Prior experience in soil laboratory analysis (chemical or physical) or field methods for soil erosion/dust monitoring is preferred. The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to proposal writing and mentoring undergraduate and graduate students.

Applications should be submitted by email as a single pdf to Dr. Sujith Ravi

( and include: (1) a curriculum vitae including list of publications (2) a statement describing past research experience and interests, as well as research interests to be pursued during the postdoctoral tenure at Temple University (no more than 2 pages), and (3) the names and contact information for three references. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Temple University is a comprehensive public research university located in Philadelphia

(PA) with around 38,000 students and provides one of the nation’s most comprehensive and diverse learning environments. More information about our department is available at .

Temple University is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and minorities are especially encouraged to apply.

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