ESGP Spring Announcements

Spring term course registration opened Sunday, February 21, 2022 so you should now be able to register for courses. The term officially begins on March 28 and ends June 10. We welcome new and current ESGP student to please contact us if you have any questions or registration issues.

Please make sure to monitor your ONID email account for important information and announcements from OSU and ESGP. Email is our main form of communication with students. Watch for the ESGP newsletter that is emailed to students the beginning of each month. Take a moment to check out the ESGP Blog at, it includes various information including announcements, events and previous newsletters. If you have anything you would like to share, please send Josh an email to

Below is important information regarding ENSC course registration.

  • Please note that you will need an override in order to register for thesis credits, ENSC 503 or ENSC 603, reading and conference credits, ENSC 505 or ENSC 605, project credits, ENSC 506, and/or internship credits, ENSC 510.
    • When planning to register for one or more of these ENSC graduate courses, please send an email to with the course information (course number, CRN and term), your name, your OSU ID number, and the name of your major professor. Once an override has been issued, you will then be sent an email informing you that you are now able to register. 
  • The Environmental Joint Campus Conference (JCC) has been an annual event that helps bring together graduate students and faculty from three programs: the Environmental Sciences Program at Oregon State University, the Environmental Sciences and Management Program at Portland State University, and the Environmental Studies Program at the University of Oregon. The one-day conference creates an opportunity for graduate students and faculty from each of the three programs to present their diverse research interests to a larger community of environmental scholars The JCC will be hosted by PSU this spring term and the date is TBD. All students are welcome to attend the conference. Corvallis Campus ESGP students are expected to sign up just one time for ENSC 508 for one credit during their tenure as a graduate student and present a poster. We will provide you with details of the one day conference as soon as it is available. Ecampus students are not expected to attend any courses in person.

When or if you have completed the CITI Responsible Conduct for Research certificate to fulfill the ethics requirement, please send a copy of the certificate to (unless you’ve taken GRAD 520 or another ethics course).

If you will not be registering for classes during Fall, Winter or Spring terms, you will need to complete a Leave of Absence form, approved and signed by your major professor and the program director, and submitted to the Graduate School for approval. This will enable you to continue to be a student in good standing. Below is the link for the Leave of Absence form that is located on the Graduate School’s website.

You can also find the Oregon State University Academic Calendar that lists important term dates at the link below. It is recommended that you review the dates on the webpage.

The Environmental Sciences Graduate Program will be offering ESGP folks a chance to meet, connect, network, share, and ask questions via weekly informal ESGP Meetings via Zoom. The meeting is offered every Friday from 1:00 – 2:00p Pacific time (excluding holidays) and can be accessed at the Zoom link below. If you have a topic that you would like to discuss during the first 30 minutes of any Friday meeting, please go to the link below to add your information and background materials. Please also use the link to check for scheduled discussion dates and topics of interest.

Topic: ESGP weekly meeting

Time: Every week on Friday at 1:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

Please download and import the following iCalendar (.ics) files to your calendar system if you have not already downloaded it.


Link to Join Zoom Meeting with password

OSU Job Opportunity — Data Integration Specialist

The OSU Foundation is hiring a full-time Data Integration Specialist. Under the general supervision of the Senior Director of DataOps and CRM Strategy and working as part of the Data Operations team, the Data Integration Specialist will assess the business needs and translate them into relevant solutions, document system and technical requirements, and build and maintain data transformations, and enterprise data integrations.

The work location for this position is the OSU Foundation Corvallis, Oregon office and the successful candidate will be required to show proof of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 prior to the first day of employment. Link to full job description and application:

NW CASC RFP – Grad Student Support for Climate Adaptation

The Northwest Climate Adaptation Science Center (NW CASC) is currently accepting proposals for its 2022-23 Research Fellowship Program from graduate students and postdoctoral scholars at Oregon State University. This program supports research related to climate adaptation for Northwest natural and cultural resource management and provides training in developing decision-relevant science.

Learn more about the application process here and consider registering for a virtual Fellowship RFP Question and Answer Session this Thursday, February 10th at 11:00 a.m. PT. You can also send questions to the OSU representative for the NW CASC, Dr. Selina Heppell, at .

The deadline to submit proposals is March 14, 2022

Celebrating Environmental and Molecular Toxicology Current Research and Outstanding  Alumni 

Research Symposium.

The symposium will be held on Tuesday, January 25th, 2022from 8:15 am to 4:30 pm (with posters and reception to follow) in Oregon State University’s Horizon Room in the Memorial Union.  

Register by Dec 17, 2021! All are welcome to attend. Registration is FREE, and lunch is included. Registration, agenda, invited speakers, and more details can be found at:

About the symposium:

The symposium will feature Environmental and Molecular Toxicology Department alumni from industry, government, and academia, as well as the current faculty, graduate students, and postdoctoral scholars to present their cutting-edge research and career experiences. The meeting aims to be a platform to explore the intersections between the research and careers of biologists, chemists, epidemiologists, regulatory scientists, and more. Join us for exciting talks, a career panel, excellent opportunities for asking our speakers about their experiences, and networking throughout.

We look forward to seeing you there!

EMT Research Symposium Planning Committee

Chloe Fender

PhD Student, Water Quality Toxicology Lab

Environmental & Molecular Toxicology

Oregon State University

Job Opportunity with Audubon Society of Portland

Job Title: Malheur Field Assistant
Department: Conservation
Reports to: Eastern Oregon Field Coordinator
Duration: 16 weeks, April 11-July 29, there may be some flexibility in start/end
Compensation: $15/hour + housing on Refuge, eligible for internship credits for
PSM degree at OSU
Location: Malheur National Wildlife Refuge and Harney Basin, Oregon
About Portland Audubon:
Portland Audubon has been a leading voice in conservation for over a century. Through
conservation advocacy, environmental education, and wildlife rehabilitation, we promote
the understanding, enjoyment, and protection of native birds, other wildlife and their
habitats. We work statewide with sanctuaries in Portland, on the Oregon Coast, and on
Mt Hood; and staff in Eastern Oregon.

Portland Audubon has been engaged with efforts to protect and restore Malheur
National Wildlife Refuge and the surrounding landscape since our founding in 1902.
Malheur NWR represents one of the most important bird refuges on the Pacific Flyway.
We have had full-time staff stationed in Burns, Oregon since 2018 focused on
advancing collaborative conservation efforts both on and off refuge, public outreach and
engagement, and avian field surveys.

Portland Audubon believes that inspiring all people to love and protect nature is best
achieved when we embrace diversity as a value and practice. We are committed to
building a diverse and inclusive environment, reflecting the diversity of our community in
our board, staff, and volunteers.

Job Description:
The Malheur Field Assistant position includes diverse opportunities for gaining and
using a suite of biological, conservation, and outreach skills. This position reports to our
Eastern Oregon Field Coordinator and will be based in Harney County. The ideal
candidate will be able to identify birds by sight and by ear, or will be willing/able to learn
to do so.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
● Biological Surveys: Conduct bird surveys on and around Malheur National Wildlife
Refuge. Bird survey work may include songbird point counts, waterfowl surveys,

duck banding, shorebird surveys, Sandhill Crane Pair Counts, and marshbird
surveys, depending on bird ID skills.
● Stewardship Work Parties: Work with the Eastern Oregon Field Coordinator to lead
one stewardship work party, a Marshbird survey (Marsh Madness), and a Snowy
Plover Survey at Malheur National Wildlife Refuge and surrounding areas.
● Outreach: Assist with community outreach, including Bird Scouts (a birding program
for local youth), monthly birding programs, programs like Malheur After Dark, and
social justice initiatives with the Rural Alliance for Diversity.
● Conservation Policy: Opportunity to attend collaborative meetings with Portland
Audubon staff, in order to gain experience with collaborative policy work.
● Other duties as assigned.
● Recent or current Graduate or Undergraduate student in biological sciences, wildlife
conservation, wetland ecology, environmental science, natural resources, or related
● Ability to identify birds by sight and ear;
● Familiarity with bird survey protocols (or willingness to learn them), map reading,
and GPS navigation skills;
● Professionalism in written and oral communications;
● Ability to follow instructions and work independently to carry out a task;
● Demonstrated initiative engaging and working with people from diverse walks of life
with a particular focus on engaging rural communities in conservation initiatives;
● Demonstrable commitment to the principles of diversity, equity and inclusion;
● Experience working with and leading volunteers is strongly preferred
Working Conditions:
● Ability to hike several miles per day under remote conditions.
● Valid driver’s license, access to a vehicle and ability to drive on remote, unpaved
roads. Access to government vehicle will be provided for some work.