Fellowships - Graduate - Internship Opportunities



Post-Doctoral Fellowship (Posted 6/6/19)
Centre for Urban Environments
University of Toronto Mississauga
Apply by July 15, 2019
For more information, go here

Fellow - Science Based Targets (Posted 5/21/19)
Conservation International
Arlington, VA
Job Code: 1228
For more information, go here

Announcing the Conway Science Fellowship (Posted 5/20/19)

The National Park Foundation is excited to announce the Conway Science Fellowship, funded through the generous support of Karen Swett Conway, National Park Foundation Board of Directors, and her husband Brian Conway. The fellowship will benefit the National Park Service through innovative scientific research that can inform park management. As the National Park Service begins its second century of park conservation, it strives to ensure that science-based research—capable of transforming our nation’s understanding and appreciation of its natural and cultural heritage—remains a key component of national park management. Three teams consisting of a faculty or senior scientist mentor and a postdoc fellow (within three years of receiving their doctorate degree) will be selected to embark on innovative science research. The applicant(s) will be the faculty employed at the research institution, who will select an appropriate postdoc fellow. Each of the three fellows will focus on a different topical area that addresses some of the National Park Service’s emerging resource management challenges: 1) Addressing increasing visitor use by integrating social science and resource stewardship, 2) Enhancing ocean and coastal resource stewardship, and 3) Embracing collaborative conservation at the landscape scale. They are hoping to attract great minds and great ideas through this competitive fellowship. We hope you will consider the opportunity to make a difference by contributing your talents in the stewardship of our national treasures. For more information and to apply, go here.


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PhD assistantship in Everglades Biogeochemistry (Posted 3/8/19)

Seeking a highly motivated student for a Ph.D. position in the Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Alabama. This is an interdisciplinary project, crossing the fields of ecological modeling, atmospheric sciences, plant ecology, and global change. As anthropogenic actions interact with a changing climate, the carbon dynamics of Everglades wetland ecosystems are changing in complex ways, especially with respect to recent hurricane activity and its influence on global warming potentials of these systems. For example, increases in both water level and defoliation have reduced photosynthetic capacity and increased hypoxia in both freshwater and brackish ecosystems. Important questions have arisen regarding the impact of physical changes in these systems long-term CO2 uptake and CH4 emissions. The student will help to answer important questions through formulation of ecological hypotheses, collecting data in support of these hypotheses, data analyses, model building and parameterization. The student will join an NSF-funded project, working with a multi-institutional group, including scientists from Florida International University and the National Park Service, and the Florida Coastal Everglades Long-term Ecological Research group (FCE-LTER).

The position will entail:

1. Two trips per year, with 3-6 days of field work at Everglades National Park.
2. Processing and analysis of eddy covariance data
3. Coordination with other FCE-LTER groups

The applicant should be highly motivated with a have a minimum of a bachelor’s degree (but a master’s degree is preferred) in ecology, atmospheric sciences, atmospheric chemistry, statistics or related field. Preference will be given to students with a strong background in statistical modeling. The project is fully funded and includes: competitive stipend ($23,800 annually), tuition waiver and health insurance. The start date is August 2019.

Interested candidates should contact Gregory Starr () and send a CV, letter of interest, research statement, and a scientific writing sample.

Paid Internship - Environmental Education; marine science (Posted 3/6/19)

Discovery Hall Programs (DHP) at the Dauphin Island Sea Lab (www.disl.org) has a 10 week summer internship position available for an undergraduate (junior, senior) or recent graduate from groups currently under-represented in marine science and environmental education.
Interns work with DHP's education personnel in our many different summer programs including summer camps for K-12 students, our residential class in marine science for high school students, teacher workshops and public outreach events. Interns assist in all aspects of logistics, preparation, and teaching. This is a great opportunity to gain hands-on experience in the field of environmental education and learn about the Gulf of Mexico ecosystems.

The internship includes a $4,000 stipend, room, and board. A background check and drug testing are requirements for employment.

For further information, please contact DHP Registrar Sara Johnson, at (251) 861-2141 x7515 or email .

To apply, please send 1) a cover letter describing your interests and qualifications, 2) your current CV/resume, 3) transcripts (unofficial is OK), and 4) a completed application (available here) to with the subject line, Discovery Hall Summer Internship or mail to:
Discovery Hall Summer Internship, Dauphin Island Sea Lab, 101 Bienville Blvd., Dauphin Island, Alabama 36528.


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Graduate student RA and Postdoctoral positions at Arizona State (Posted 6/4/19)

Seeking a graduate student and a postdoctoral fellow to fill the following positions at the Center for Biodiversity Outcomes at Arizona State University.

1. Seeking a graduate student to work with us on an externally funded project to identify strategies for estimating the costs of the Endangered Species Act (ESA) compliance actions within the electric power industry. We are working with environmental scientists and planners at the Electric Power Research Institute and selected power companies to collect data on completed species protection projects. These data will be used to test and refine a framework for estimating compliance costs and to explore questions such as which costs need to be reported for conservation decisions?, what resolution of cost data is necessary for improved conservation return on investment decision making?, and/or how do project costs vary with environmental and species context?

Graduate student RA support is available for 2-3 semesters and we are amenable to the student taking this work on for thesis work and/or collaboration on publications emerging from the work.

2. The Postdoctoral opportunity is to conduct research on university knowledge partnerships with industry and government organizations. Many university scientists engage in policy-relevant research and aspire to produce results, knowledge and insights that are useful to decision-makers. However, the practical value of university research is often limited by the mechanisms of knowledge transfer. The primary work for this position will relate to conducting case studies of existing knowledge partnerships of universities with industry or government organizations, first as they relate to the Center for Biodiversity Outcomes and then, second, as they relate to Arizona State University more generally. The work will involve collecting data through interviews, coding and managing interview-based data sets, and writing research reports, papers (for publication in academic journals) and grants.

This fellowship is part of a collaborative effort with a research team including faculty and students. The fellow will be required to reside in the Phoenix area, AZ. This is a one-year position with potential for renewal.

If you are interested in either of these positions, please contact Dr. Leah Gerber () for more information.

Postdoctoral Scholar (Posted 4/1/19)
Northern Arizona University
Job ID: 604193
For more information, go here


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Postdoctoral Research Associate (Posted 6/24/19)
University of Northern Colorado
Position No.: E99164
Screening of applications will begin on July 1, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled.
For more information, go here.

Northern Colorado Plant Ecology and/or Population Genetics MS and PhD positions (Posted 5/21/19)

Seeking two highly motivated student looking to pursue a MS or PhD degree with a focus on plant ecology (Dr. Scott Franklin) and/or population genetics (Dr. Mit McGlaughlin). Current studies include restoration of sagebrush, examining both the genetics and ecology, conservation genetics of rare species, ecology of clonal plants (e.g., aspen), disturbance ecology, and plant classification. To find out more about our current and past research, visit the lab web pages (Dr. Franklin; Dr. McGlaughlin).

The University of Northern Colorado was founded in 1889 and tucked between the Rocky Mountains and Colorado's stunning high plains, UNC is a public doctoral research university committed to the success of its ~12,862 students, with more than 100 undergraduate programs and 120 graduate programs. The university's just-right size, expert faculty, and tradition of research and hands-on learning gives students exceptional opportunities and a personalized education. If you are interested, contact either Dr. Franklin () or Dr. McGlaughlin ().


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Postdoctoral / Research Scientist  (Posted 5/21/19)
Spatial Ecology and Conservation (SPEC) Lab and the Forest Ecosystem Science Lab
University of Florida
Gainesville, FL
For more information, go here.

PhD: Biodiversity and ecosystem services in residential landscapes (Posted 5/21/19)

The Residential Landscape Ecology (RLE) Lab of Dr. Basil Iannone in the School of Forest Resources and Conservation at the University of Florida is looking for a creative and motivated Ph.D. student interested in the effects of spatial patterns of biodiversity on ecological functioning and services in urban and residential landscapes. The RLE (Lab) quantifies spatial ecological patterns and their drivers in and around residential landscapes with the aim of informing the design, construction, and management of urban and residential landscapes to mitigate their environmental impacts and to enhance their ecological functionality. The interests of the lab are diverse and include community and ecosystem ecology, geospatial analysis, invasion biology, reconciliation ecology, and soil and water science. The student would also be a member of the Sustainable Human and Ecological Development Group.

Duties: The student will work with members of the UF Master Gardeners Volunteer Program to develop a sampling network throughout Florida and use data collected from this network to identify drivers of ecosystem services across varying spatial scales and socioeconomic conditions. This position starts January 2019 (possibly sooner) and includes competitive stipend, tuition waiver, and benefits.

Qualifications: A master's degree in ecology or related field, interests in applied, interdisciplinary research, and good writing skills. Experience working with citizen scientists and knowledge of GIS and statistics is beneficial.

To apply: Email: (1) Cover Letter stating your research/career goals, how you would benefit from this opportunity, and how you meet the required qualifications; (2) C.V.; (3) unofficial transcripts; (4) unofficial GRE scores (include percentile); (5) contact information for three professional references; and (6) a writing sample (i.e., publication, manuscript, or thesis) on which you are the lead author to . Place Ecosystem Services in the email subject line. Applicant review will begin immediately. Official transcripts and GRE scores, and letters of recommendation will be required for admittance.

Students can apply through the School of Forest Resources and Conservation or through the School of Natural Resources and Environment. See here and here.

Internships: Plant Ecology (Posted 5/16/19)
Archbold Biological Station
Applications due by July 26, 2019
For more information, go here.


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MS Assistantship in Native Plant Propagation (Posted 6/19/19)

The Center for Forest Nursery and Seedling Research (CFNSR) within the College of Natural Resources, University of Idaho is seeking a highly motivated MS student with an interest in native plant biology and propagation . The CFNSR researches ways to improve the propagation of native plants through a combination of fundamental understanding of seedling physiology and morphology and apply this understanding to enhance the production of high-quality seedlings. Most of our research focuses on plants native to the Inland Northwest, but we study native tropical hardwood seedlings in West Africa. In Idaho, we manage an operational containerized greenhouse that is used for seedling research. We have a lab equipped to test seedling quality and examine seedling physiology and morphology. The student will have access to the greenhouses and laboratory and will be provided the opportunity to work alongside experienced greenhouse staff.

The student is expected to develop a research proposal that addresses scientific questions to advance the field of native plant regeneration, with a focus on plants native to the Inland Northwest. Examples include native conifer trees, shrubs, and first foods important to regional Native American tribes. The student will have the opportunity to engage with regional stakeholders at meetings and nursery tours. Publication of research results are expected.

The student will be advised by Dr. Andrew Nelson, Director of the CFNSR. Funding is available for two years beginning January 2019. The assistantship includes a competitive stipend, an out-of-state tuition waiver, full coverage of in-state tuition, and student health insurance. Additional funds are available for research supplies and travel.

Required qualifications include a Bachelor degree in Horticulture, Plant Sciences, Restoration Ecology, a related discipline, or demonstrated experience working with native plants. The successful candidate will demonstrate an ability to work both independently and as a team member and be comfortable traveling and working in the greenhouse and lab. Applicants must have a valid U.S. drivers license. The student must be able to pass a criminal background check and become qualified to drive University of Idaho vehicles.

The student will be based at the University of Idaho in Moscow, Idaho.
Interested applicants should send a cover letter detailing their interest in the position, a resume or curriculum vitae, contact information for three professional or academic references, unofficial transcripts, and scores on the Graduate Record Exam to Dr. Andrew Nelson (). Applications will be accepted until 1 October 2019.


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Graduate Research Assistantship in Soil and Water Quality Assessment (Posted 4/18/19)

Graduate Research Assistantship in Soil and Water Quality Assessment at Iowa State University, Department of Natural Resource Ecology and Management and Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering, Iowa State University
Position Focus: Development of alternative land cover scenarios for reaching Iowa Nutrient Reduction Strategy Goals across Iowa
Position Responsibilities: The individual in this position will incorporate agricultural best management practice information into the development of nutrient reduction scenarios for various watersheds across Iowa accounting for the maximum level of implementation that could be achieved with the various practices. This scenario development will also assess the cost effectiveness of various options. This work will utilize the Agricultural Conservation Planning Framework (ACPF) tool for assessing practice implementation. As part of this work there would be a review of tools or approaches that can be used in evaluating potential load reductions. In addition to developing and evaluating nutrient reduction scenarios, the individual in this position can participate in empirical data collection related to assessing the efficacy of best management practices and their placement. Position Qualifications: Applicants with a bachelor’s degree in in soil science, agronomy, natural resources, agricultural or civil engineering, environmental science, or similar program are encouraged to apply. Applicants with an interest in working in interdisciplinary teams are especially encouraged to apply. The applicant should have an interest in soil and water quality assessment, including monitoring and modeling, in agricultural landscapes. This position will necessitate excellent communication skills, self-motivation, and collaboration. Application Process: For questions regarding this position, contact Tom Isenhart at (515-294-8056) or Matthew Helmers at (515-294-6717).


Post-Doc opportunity on internal P loading in Midwestern USA reservoirs (Posted 6/21/19)

The Kansas Biological Survey, in association with Wichita State University, is hiring a post-doctoral associate to conduct research on Midwestern USA reservoirs. The primary goal is to determine the conditions associated with internal phosphorus loading in Marion Reservoir, as part of a project for the Kansas Department of Health and Environment. Marion serves as drinking water supply and popular recreational destination in central Kansas. Since 2003, CyanoHAB outbreaks have occurred routinely, resulting in numerous health advisories and several reservoir closures.

Specifically, the project aims to (i) investigate when and where hypoxia/anoxia and associated internal P loading occurs (ii) conduct a feasibility study detailing the potential effectiveness of P-binding compounds, based on water and sediment samples, and (iii) develop a 1D and/or 2D lake simulation(s) of internal P loading with varying weather conditions. Depending on the applicant's interests, a forecast model for hypolimnetic dissolved oxygen may also be developed, based on real-time weather data. This work will include use of high-frequency water quality sensors, laboratory assays, sediment coring, lake modeling, and statistical analyses. Some fieldwork and other overnight travel will be required. The successful applicant will have a background in freshwater research, solid understanding of watershed and in-lake nutrient dynamics, and excellent written and oral communication skills.

Applicants should send a CV and short research statement to Ted Harris () by June 30, 2019. The desired start date is August or September 2019.


PhD Assistantship Opportunity - carbon cycling in ag systems (Posted 4/1/19)

The Agroecosystem Nutrient Cycling Laboratory (www.poffenbargerlab.weebly.com) in the Department of Plant and Soil Sciences at The University of Kentucky is seeking an enthusiastic and motivated PhD student. The student will use stable isotope tracing to study the effects of corn root systems on soil organic matter formation and persistence.

QUALIFICATIONS: The ideal candidate will have a B.S. or M.S. degree in soil science, agronomy, ecology, biogeochemistry, environmental science, or a related field and experience working in a research setting. Strong organizational, quantitative, and communication skills are required. The candidate will complete coursework necessary for a PhD in Integrated Plant and Soil Sciences with an agreed upon emphasis area of their choosing (please go here for more information).

The LOCATION: The University of Kentucky is situated in Lexington Kentucky, a vibrant and progressive, family-friendly city with a bustling entertainment scene conveniently situated in the inner bluegrass region of Kentucky just 80 miles from Louisville and Cincinnati and a short drive to the world-renowned Red River Gorge and Daniel Boone National Forest. Lexington airport is well connected with daily flights to several major hubs (Atlanta, Chicago, Detroit, Dallas, Washington, Philadelphia) making travel to any national or international destination simple.

To APPLY: Application process will remain open until a suitable candidate is identified. The assistantship includes a generous stipend, tuition waiver, and health insurance. Candidates interested in this exciting opportunity should send their CV, a cover letter describing their relevant experience and interest in the position, GRE and TOEFL (international students) scores, and academic transcripts via email to:

Dr. Hanna Poffenbarger
Assistant Professor of Soil Nutrient Management Department of Plant and Soil Sciences University of Kentucky


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M.S. Assistantship in Wildlife Ecology or Ecology and Environmental Sciences, University of Maine (Posted 3/6/19)

Investigating the use of remote sensing technologies for collecting population and habitat use information for colonial nesting birds in coastal Maine

An M.S. research assistantship (including stipend, tuition, health insurance) is available in the U.S.G.S. Maine Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit at the University of Maine beginning September 2019 to develop remote sensing tools and guidelines for monitoring colonial nesting birds in Maine's coastal habitats. The student will collaborate with a team of graduate students and faculty testing the quality and efficacy of bird survey data collected across various specifications, including those collected with different imaging systems at varying spatial resolutions from fixed wing aircraft, ground surveys, and unmanned aerial systems (UAS), and analyzed with advanced image processing approaches. The student will assist with developing guidelines for deploying UASs for surveying nesting birds in coastal habitats and toolkits for collecting and analyzing imagery for avian population surveys in marine conservation, recreation, and industry applications. The study's geographic area spans the coastal regions of Maine, with a focus on islands hosting large nesting colonies of various seabirds and wading birds. Prior experience with geographic information systems, spatial and statistical analysis, and fieldwork is required. Prior experience with waterbirds, seabirds, or UASs is desirable but not required. The candidate must have a sincere interest in learning and combining traditional field survey techniques with emerging technologies and data analytical tools in wildlife survey applications. This project is a collaboration of several students and faculty from four academic programs on two University of Maine campuses, state, federal, and extension agency biologists, and will involve significant team science and community outreach and engagement during the project work. Applicants must have relevant coursework and field experience in ecology or wildlife biology, spatial ecology/GIS, and statistics.

The selected student will be supported by a research assistantship for 2 years and teaching assistantship for 1 semester, with an anticipated total program duration of 2.5 years. Stipend level (minimum $22,500 annually) will be based on relevant experience and coursework. The student is responsible for 50% of the health insurance cost (waived with proof of insurance); tuition and the remaining 50% of health insurance is provided. The student may complete program requirements for either the M.S. Wildlife Ecology degree or the M.S. Ecology and Environmental Sciences degree in the Wildlife, Fisheries, and Conservation Biology department.

Please send a pre-application cover letter expressing interest in the position, CV with references, and unofficial copies of GRE scores and transcripts to Dr. Cynthia Loftin (), with subject line Colonial Nesting Bird Surveys M.S. Assistantship. Review of pre-application materials will begin immediately.


Postdoctoral Researcher in spatial modeling of bird habitat responses to forest management - 2 year (Posted 6/10/19)
University of Maryland’s National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center (SESYNC)
Annapolis, MD
Apply by June 24, 2019
For more information, go here.  

Linking Hydrology and Biogeochemistry: Funded M.S. or PhD student position (Posted 6/3/19)
University of Maryland, College Park
For more information, go here

Linking Hydrology and Biogeochemistry: Funded M.S. or PhD student position (Posted 6/3/19)
University of Maryland, College Park
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Funded grad positions - aquatic biogeochemistry & hydroolgy (Posted 5/21/19)

Drs. Margaret Palmer (Univ of Maryland) and Nate Jones (Univ Alabama) seek a student to join a dynamic team focused on understand the relationship between hydrology of wetland landscapes with carbon dynamics. New funding is available for M.S. and PhD students. Others on the research team are currently focused on methane fluxes, dynamics of DOM, soil-wetland dynamics and C storage, and catchment scale hydrology (field based and modeling). Student matriculate through the University of Maryland, College Park. Interested individuals should send their C.V., transcript, and GRE scores to and put "graduate positions" in the subject title along with your last name.


Postdoctoral Opportunity: Developing a National Perspective for Climate Change Refugia Conservation (Posted 6/14/19)

Agency: Northeast Climate Adaptation Science Center, a partnership between the US Geological Survey and the University of Massachusetts

Location: University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA

Job Category: Postdoctoral Fellowship

Salary: $55,000/year plus fringe benefits; this is a 2-year position

Start Date: Fall 2019

Description: This is an exciting opportunity to couple cutting-edge approaches of translational ecology and knowledge coproduction with the strengths of decision science to investigate a national strategy for Department of Interior operationalization of climate change refugia conservation. Additionally, a national view of refugia mapping, based on National Park Service and US Fish Wildlife Service priorities, will be developed. This process will then be tested on the ground in the western U.S. Products will include scientific journal articles, publicly-accessible research syntheses, and management guidelines for refugia conservation. Ultimately, this project will inform natural resource management decisions related to land protection, invasive species treatment, recreation management, and a host of other conservation challenges.

The postdoctoral fellow will 1) lead national workshops so that refugia research can be incorporated to reduce uncertainty and improve management; 2) lead regional workshops focused that function as case studies; and 2) write a synthetic paper for peer-reviewed publication taking a national view of how climate change refugia can be identified and managed. A critical need is for a postdoctoral fellow who can incorporate decision science including value of information analysis and expert elicitation.

The postdoctoral fellow will be located on the campus of University of Massachusetts in Amherst, in the Pioneer Valley of western Massachusetts. This is a fantastic location, with a remarkable mix of college atmosphere (Smith, Mt Holyoke, and Amherst Colleges are also here), culture, and work-life balance. The fellow will be part of a vibrant Northeast Climate Adaptation Science Center (NE CASC) community (necsc.umass.edu) and co-located with USGS scientists. The NE CASC mission is to work with natural and cultural resource managers in the Northeast and Midwest regions to use climate science to inform decisions and co-produce information and tools for climate change adaptation.

Qualifications: Applicant should have experience in decision analysis (e.g., structured decision making) and must have completed a Ph.D. by September 2019, preferably related to ecology, environmental science, or resource management. Preference will be given to applicants who have experience with U.S. Department of Interior (e.g., National Park Service, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service). Other important qualifications are a strong work ethic, problem-solving and time management skills, creativity, an ability to work independently, and a track record of publications. The fellow will also be responsible for mentoring graduate students.

To be considered for this position, please send a cover letter outlining your interests, research background, and relevant experience; a curriculum vitae; and contact information for 3 professional references (name, email, phone, address) combined in a single PDF file with the file name formatted as lastname_firstname to tmorelli AT usgs DOT gov. Review of applications begins June 30. Women and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Contact person: Toni Lyn Morelli

Contact phone: 413-545-2515

Contact email:

Research Associate Intern (Posted 4/18/19)
Boston, MA
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Post-doctoral opportunity at University of Minnesota - July 1 start date (Posted 4/24/19)

Seeking a post-doctoral researcher to work on landscape-level predictions of invasive species abundance and impacts and how they are influenced by climate change. This is a two year position starting this summer and is co-advised with Dr. Dan Larkin. It offers an opportunity to work with a top notch interdisciplinary team. More information can be found here. Apply by sending a cover letter and CV to Gretchen Hansen at . Review of applications starts April 30 and will continue until filled.


Ph.D. assistantship is available in the ecophysiology (Posted 4/18/19)

A three year Ph.D. assistantship is available in the ecophysiology lab of Dr. Heidi Renninger in the Department of Forestry at Mississippi State University.  The research will focus on the physiological comparison (photosynthesis, water use, leaf nitrogen etc.) of short rotation woody crops in the Populus genus (P. deltoides and hybrid poplars) and is part of a USDA funded project.  The ideal candidate should have an M.S. degree in a comparable area and have both field- and laboratory-based research experience.  A valid driver's license is also required.  The start date is August, 2019 (potentially January, 2020) with some flexibility. The assistantship includes a stipend, full tuition waiver and health insurance.  More information about the graduate school at Mississippi State University can be found here  To learn more about the position, please contact Heidi Renninger (). Applicants should send 1) a cover letter stating their research interest, goals and background, 2) unofficial undergraduate and graduate transcripts, 3) a resume/CV, and 4) contact information for 3 professional references to Dr. Renninger () prior to submitting an online application to Mississippi State University.  Review of applications will begin on April, 30th 2019 and continue until a suitable applicant is found.


PhD opportunity - Regeneration ecology of shortleaf pine (Posted 6/24/19)

Seeking a candidate for a PhD position at University of Missouri studying regeneration ecology of shortleaf pine. Shortleaf pine forests provide important ecological services and conservation value throughout the central, eastern, and southern US. Currently, there are several large restoration projects and initiatives for increasing the abundance of shortleaf pine and mixed shortleaf pine-hardwood ecosystems, yet shortleaf pine regeneration has remained challenging in many areas. There are several factors possibly limiting shortleaf pine regeneration success, such as variable seed crops, poor seedbed and germination, and abundant competition from established hardwood stems. Prescribed fire is often used to favor shortleaf pine regeneration yet success is marginal in the Missouri Ozark region. Thus, other release treatments may be more efficient for reaching regeneration targets. This project will study the regeneration ecology of shortleaf pine in relation to common competing hardwood trees to better understand the factors affecting regeneration success and inform silvicultural practice. Evidence suggests that managers could alter prescriptions to target specific forest composition goals, including pure shortleaf pine stands or various mixtures of shortleaf pine-hardwood stands.

This project will support a Doctoral Graduate Research Assistantship with Dr. Benjamin Knapp in the School of Natural Resources at University of Missouri, in collaboration with the USDA Forest Service and Missouri Department of Conservation. This graduate assistantship will include four years of funding support ($24,000/year stipend, health insurance, tuition). The duties of this position will include completion of required coursework, field sampling throughout the Missouri Ozarks, data organization, and data analyses related to study objectives. The candidate is expected to complete a dissertation and at least three peer-reviewed publications, one of which should be published prior to graduating. Competitive candidates for this position will have a M.S. degree in forestry, natural resources, biological science, ecology or a closely related discipline, proficiency in written and oral communication, strong GRE scores, and evidence of scholastic success. The position can begin in August 2019.

To apply, please submit the following to Dr. Benjamin Knapp ():
1) personal statement of career goals
2) resume or curriculum vitae
3) transcripts (can be unofficial)
4) GRE scores
5) contact information for three references
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until a candidate is selected.


Winter cit sci internship at Glacier National Park (Posted 6/20/19)

Glacier National Park’s (USA, Montana) Citizen Science Program is seeking an innovative and dedicated Geoscientists-in-the-Parks Guest Scientist to bring their work up to date with current technology for citizen science and crowdsourcing and to pioneer new technologies to assist them with managing the enormous volume of data generated by the program. This position will last from Oct 2019 through March 2020. Application deadline is July 12, 2019. For further information: , 406-888-7986


Ph.D. Research Assistantship (Posted 3/13/19)
Dr. Yi Qi’s Lab
University of Nebraska Lincoln
For more information, go here.


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Two MSc/PhD positions available at the University of New Hampshire, Natural Resources and the Environment (Posted 3/4/19)

The Garnas lab seeks two highly motivated graduate students (MSc or PhD) to address basic and applied questions concerning the ecology, evolution, and functional role of insects and fungi in eastern North American forests. Both projects will be funded by teaching and/or research assistantships, or some combination therein. Details of each of the projects will be developed in accordance with project needs and student interests, but generally, one student with strong interests and experience in molecular ecology and another in forest/field ecology will be selected.

To apply for the PhD position you must have Masters degree or equivalent experience, or strong motivation.

The University of New Hampshire and the Department of Natural Resources and the Environment are home to a vibrant community of productive researchers with a strong commitment to student success. Located in the town of Durham, UNH is a beautiful campus surrounded by forest and natural landscapes. Only 30 minutes from the sea and less than 2 hours from the White Mountains, outdoor and other recreational activities abound, including right on campus.

Interested applicants, please send:
- a CV
- a brief summary of research interests and any relevant experience
- a brief statement regarding your motivation for pursuing post-graduate education in the field of ecology and evolution
- contact information for three references

as a single pdf file to . Positions are open until filled. Start date is negotiable but the ideal student would be able to begin in August or sooner.

In addition, we are also hiring several Summer field and lab technicians to work on various projects related to the Emerald ash borer, beech bark disease, and other forest health issues in New Hampshire and beyond.


Monarch Field Naturalist Intern (Posted 6/10/19)

Monarch Field Naturalist Intern to assist with ongoing Monarch butterfly migration project at New Jersey Audubon's Cape May Bird Observatory, August 25 to November 14. Duties include daily road censuses of migrating Monarch butterflies, tagging, data entry, educating the public about the project and Monarch biology, and maintaining displays of monarch caterpillars and chrysalides. Successful applicant will be expected to work irregular hours during peak Monarch flights. Careful data collecting and entry skills, and excellent interpersonal skills a must; familiarity with insect ecology and migration a plus but not required. Must have own vehicle, and a valid, clean driver's license. Salary $1100/month; housing provided in a bunkhouse environment. Send cover letter indicating position of interest, resume outlining relevant experience, and three references (including email addresses and phone numbers) as a single PDF document by email to Please indicate in the Subject line the position for which you are applying. Application deadline June 25, 2019.

PhD opportunity in hydro-informatics (Posted 4/29/19)

Applications are invited foronePhD student position in the hydro-environment informatics researchlab led by Dr Roger(Ruo-Qian)Wang at the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Rutgers University. The research direction will be the integration of big data, artificial intelligence with numerical models for coastal flooding and/or offshore wind energy. The PhD candidate will have opportunities to learn and develop novel data-driven analysis methods to analyze high-fidelity numerical models of coastal and hydro-environmental problems. The potential research projects will focus on data fusion and data assimilation of the emerging social media, Internet of Things, and remote sensingdata.The positions are fully fundedandopen to both international and domestic students.

A master or bachelor’s degree in science, engineering or related fieldsis required. Priority will be given tocandidates with a background in hydrodynamics, hydrology, numerical modeling, data science, and/or uncertainty quantification. Programming skills in Python,C++ orMATLABareessential. Motivated applicants with strong communication skill, especially experience in scientific writing and presentation are more preferable.

The student is expected to start in fall 2019 or spring 2020. The interested students should send his/her CV to Dr Wang () for further guidance of application. The admission requirement of standard exams can be found here.

Dr Roger (Ruo-Qian) Wangis an Assistant Professor at the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Rutgers University. Hehas conducted Postdoctoral research in Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of California, Berkeley, and Mechanical Engineering and Tata Center for Research and Technology at MIT. He has obtained PhD in Environmental Fluid Mechanics at MIT.

Postdoc in process-based forecasting of species distributions (Posted 3/4/19)

A three-year postdoctoral position is available in the Pinsky Lab at Rutgers University to develop process-based models of species distributions and applications to near-term forecasting (1-10 years). The position is ideally suited to researchers with an interest in spatial population dynamics, biogeography, climate, and process-based modeling. The research will focus on marine species for which we have a half-century of distribution and abundance records.

The postdoc will join a network of collaborators across marine science, climate science, and conservation, including partners in the Mid-Atlantic Fisheries Management Council. Extensive opportunities are available to interact with scientists at Rutgers' Institute of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences; the NOAA Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Lab; the Center for Discrete Mathematics and Theoretical Computer Science; and beyond. The postdoc will have the opportunity to mentor graduate and undergraduate students, design and lead research, manage and analyze large datasets, prepare conference presentations and manuscripts, and coordinate a research collaboration. Research in the Pinsky Lab more broadly uses empirical data, mathematical models, and population genomics to study global change in the ocean.

The ideal candidate will be skilled with spatial- and size-structured population models, statistics, and data analysis. Experience with Approximate Bayesian Computation and climate data is a plus. Applicants with evidence of creativity, productivity, strong oral and written communication abilities, and enthusiasm are especially encouraged to apply, particularly those that bring a new perspective, new ideas, or a new skillset to the team. A promising record of publication is highly valued, as is an interest in engaging closely with partners in conservation and management. The successful applicant will be an independent, motivated problem solver who communicates well and enjoys working in a collaborative setting.

**Position details**
The postdoc start dates are flexible, though earlier dates are preferred. Salary starts at $54,000 per year and includes health insurance, retirement, tax savings plans, and other benefits. Funding for conferences and a computer are available. This is a one-year appointment with the expectation that it will be renewed for two more one-year increments (three years total), contingent upon satisfactory performance.

**Application process**
Review of applications will begin on March 24, 2019 and will continue on a rolling basis. Interested candidates should submit: 1) a one­page cover letter that describes their interest in the position, their relevant background, and their preferred start date, 2) a CV, and 3) the names and contact information of three scientists familiar with their work.

Malin Pinsky
Associate Professor
Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Natural Resources Institute of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences Rutgers University New Brunswick, NJ 08901 USA



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Estuarine Resilience Planning and Policy Specialist (Posted 6/14/19)
College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
Cornell University
Kingston, NY
Apply by July 7, 2019
For more information, go here.

Postdoc in Chemical Ecology - Cornell University (Posted 6/6/19)
Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY
Apply by July 15, 2019
For more information, go here.

Postdoctoral Research Scientist in Forest Landscape Modeling (Posted 6/4/19)

The Climate & Applied Forest Research Institute (CAFRI) at the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry (SUNY-ESF) is seeking a postdoctoral scientist with expertise in the assessment and modeling of forest landscapes and their ecosystem services, with a focus on carbon sequestration and its resilience to multiple drivers of change, including management practices. CAFRI’s mission is to lead basic, applied, and translational science that directly informs better forest and climate stewardship across New York State. The postdoctoral scientist will join a team of faculty, students, agency practitioners, and stakeholders in developing and implementing a forest carbon inventory/monitoring protocol and landscape simulation framework for New York State, in part to understand the role of natural and managed forests in achieving the state’s greenhouse gas reduction targets (40% by 2030, 80% by 2050).

They are seeking a productive scholar with a combination of skills in data science, including fusion of field-based and remotely-sensed data, and expertise with modeling approaches and tools for simulating forest landscape change. Experience with project management, large interdisciplinary collaborations, student mentoring, and/or translational science is also highly desirable. This is a one-year term position with full health and retirement benefits, a minimum salary of $45K per year (negotiable based on qualifications) and the expectation of renewal for a second year, given satisfactory progress. Position start date is flexible but our ideal scenario is no later than September 2019. The position will be housed within the Department of Forest & Natural Resources Management at SUNY-ESF

Application Procedure: Application materials must be submitted by emailing a complete application package to . Applications should include the following documents packaged together as a single document in portable document format (.pdf):
1) a cover letter summarizing qualifications and interest in the position (2 pages maximum),
2) curriculum vitae,
3) a statement of research interests and experience (2 pages maximum),
4) examples of up to 3 publications; and
5) contact information for three references.

Application Deadline: To ensure optimal consideration, all application materials must be received by July 15, 2019, although this position will remain open until filled.

For more information: Contact Dr. Colin Beier by email at cbeier at esf dot edu.

Postdocs in Freshwater Ecology (Posted 5/28/19)

The Jefferson Project is hiring two post-docs to conduct research in freshwater ecology. Research topics include invasive species, salinization, eutrophication, algal blooms, and global warming. The post-docs will conduct basic and applied experiments across multiple venues including the lab, land-based mesocosms, and in-lake mesocosms. They will also analyze high-frequency data from our highly advanced network of weather, stream, and lake sensors.

The Jefferson Project is an unprecedented research endeavor devised to study stream, wetland, and lake ecosystems by using smart-sensor technologies, leading-edge experiments, and advanced coupled computer models of the weather, runoff, lake circulation, and food webs. It is a collaboration between Rensselaer, IBM, and the FUND for Lake George. The Jefferson Project is serving as a global model for understanding and protecting freshwater ecosystems.

The post-docs will collaborate with Rensselaer researchers, including experts in Ecology, Evolution, Limnology, Engineering, Big Data, Computer Science, Cognitive Science (AI), and the Arts. They will also collaborate with researchers from the FUND for Lake George and IBM, including experts in Meteorology, Hydrology, Cyber-infrastructure, and Data Visualization. Collectively, The Jefferson Project team of researchers focuses on moving from science to solutions, as we build the future of freshwater protection.

Applicants should send (in pdf format) a cover letter, CV, research statement, and a list of 3 references to Rick Relyea (). Applications will be reviewed as they arrive. The desired start date is August or September 2019.


Ph.D. position in Plant Evolutionary Ecology Department of Plant and Microbial Biology North Carolina State University (Posted 6/20/19)

The Sheth evolutionary ecology lab invites applications for a Ph.D. position beginning in Fall 2020. They study the ecological and evolutionary processes underlying species climatic niches and geographic ranges, with the aim of understanding evolutionary and plastic responses to climatic changes. Primarily using monkeyflowers as a model system, we combine field, greenhouse, and growth chamber experiments, quantitative genetics, and comparative analyses to examine constraints to adaptation in plant populations, species, and clades.

NC State Department of Plant and Microbial Biology offers a highly-rated research environment and is situated in a collaborative and scientifically stimulating atmosphere in the Research Triangle, with both UNC Chapel Hill and Duke University nearby. There is a vibrant and growing community of ecologists and evolutionary biologists spread across multiple departments on campus, including Applied Ecology, Biology, Entomology and Plant Pathology, Forestry and Environmental Resources, Soil and Crop Sciences, and Biochemistry, among others. Raleigh is a lively yet affordable city with a high standard of living, and its surroundings offer numerous recreational activities.

Looking for a highly motivated student with a keen interest in plant evolutionary ecology. Thesis projects can be tied into ongoing research in the lab or developed according to mutual interests. Interested students are encouraged to familiarize themselves with their research and publications, go here.

TO APPLY: Graduate students have the option of applying to the Plant Biology Graduate Program or the Biology Graduate Program with a concentration in Ecology and Evolution, and are typically funded through a combination of teaching and research assistantships. Before submitting a formal application (due January 15), please send the following information to Dr. Sheth at no later than November 1: 1) CV; and 2) a statement of your academic background and previous research experience, current research interests, and why you want to join the lab.

Position available: doctoral student in aquatic ecology at East Carolina University (Posted 3/13/19)

Seeking to fill a doctoral student position with an individual having research interests in the population and community ecology of freshwater ponds; particularly the animals that live within and around them.  Research in my lab is largely focused on enhancing our understanding of three fundamental questions in ecology: (1) why are some ecological communities more diverse than others, (2) how does the biodiversity of a community affect ecological processes and the stability of ecological systems, and (3) what mechanisms control the population size of a species?  Example topics that students could pursue include 1) predator-prey and competitive interactions, 2) habitat selection and the process of community assembly, and 3) ecological causes and consequences of variation in biodiversity but I am open to the possibility of working with students on other topics in aquatic ecology as well.  Students will have the opportunity to address ecological questions via a multitude of quantitative approaches (including modeling, experimental and macroecological).  The position will be based out of David Chalcraft’s lab in the Department of Biology at East Carolina University.  East Carolina University (www.ecu.edu) is the third largest campus in the University of NC system and it’s Department of Biology has an active and well-supported group of faculty working in the areas of ecology and evolution. Ideally, the student will begin during the fall semester of 2019 so interested individuals should contact David Chalcraft () soon.  Please include a copy of your resume/cv, information about your past academic performance (e.g., GPA), and a description of your interest in this position.  More information about the research conducted in the Chalcraft lab can be found here.


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Characterizing Watershed-Scale Surface Water Storage Effects on Water Quality and Quantity (Posted 6/14/19)
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development
Cincinnati, OH
Apply by July 18, 2019
For more information, go here.


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Connecting Management and Aquatic Ecosystem Chemistry for the US with Existing Big Data (Posted 6/14/19)
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development
Corvallis, OR
Apply by August 7, 2019
For more information, go here

Postgraduate Research Opportunity in Science Communications (Posted 5/16/19)
U.S. Department of Agriculture
Portland, OR
Apply by July 12, 2019
For more information, go here

Position: MS Graduate Student Position at Oregon State University in Forest Soils and Ecosystem Biogeochemistry (Posted 5/1/19)

Location: Corvallis, Oregon.

Description: We seek a highly motivated student to fill a MS graduate assistantship at Oregon State University to investigate biogeochemical links between nitrogen-fixing trees and mineral weathering in soils. The student will receive a MS in either Forest Ecosystems and Society or Soil Science.

Qualifications: Preferred applicants will have an undergraduate degree in Chemistry, Environmental Science, Ecology, Geology, Soil Science or a related field, some research experience, and a GPA of 3.0 or greater. The position provides a competitive stipend, plus tuition and benefits.

Start date: Fall 2019.

To Apply: Please email (1) a cover letter describing research experience and interests, (2) CV, (3) unofficial transcripts and GRE scores, and (4) contact information of three references to Dr. Julie Pett-Ridge ( or ).

More information available HERE and HERE.


Postdoc Agroecology Penn State (Posted 6/10/19)

A postdoctoral position is available in the Department of Ecosystem Science and Management at PSU in the area of nutrient cycling in agroecosystems. The candidate will mainly work with existing data to assess nitrogen availability from cover crops and soil organic matter. Strong quantitative skills are required to apply statistical and perhaps simulation models to predict nitrogen dynamics in row crop systems of the mid-Atlantic. Penn State has a large and vibrant cropping systems research program with an exceptional record of postdoctoral training and placement in research positions throughout the country. The successful applicant will work closely with Dr. Jason Kaye and Dr. Charles White, but will be encouraged to develop collaborations in sustainable agriculture across PSU. This is a one-year position, with potential for renewal to work in the area of nutrient cycling on other grants. Interested individuals are invited to apply here. For further information, contact Dr. Jason Kaye (; 814-863-1614). Applications will be reviewed beginning July 1, 2019, and the search will continue until the position is filled. Desired start date is August 1, 2019.


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Research Assistantship for MS student at Clemson University, through the Baruch Institute of Coastal Ecology and Forest Science (BICEFS), Georgetown, SC (Posted 6/10/19)

Seeking a Master of Science student to conduct research related to forest ecology within the upper Savannah River estuary. Forest structure will be compared along a gradient of salt-impacted, fresh tidal, seasonally tidal, and non-tidal forested wetlands. A similar tidal forest complex exists near Georgetown, SC; this system will also be measured and included in the comparison. There will be also a tree physiology component to the program, using thermal dissipation probes to measure differences in within-tree rates of sap flow as related to azimuth of aspect. Likely target species would include baldcypress, tupelos, ash, and elm.

The student will be expected to develop a thesis proposal, collect field data, analyze data and interpret results, and defend their thesis to a committee. Coursework taken on the main Clemson campus is also inherent to the degree program, but the student will likely be stationed more at BICEFS in Georgetown, SC. Most operations are based out of Georgetown, and the Institute is located on Hobcaw Barony, which provides multiple natural wetlands to answer some questions, without long-term field excursions. Reasonably priced housing is available in the Georgetown area, and will be paid for by the student. As previously mentioned, time will be spent on campus to fulfill course requirements; here, again, housing will need to be arranged by the student. To fulfill the Research Assistantship obligations, the student will help as needed for lab mates and BICEFS technicians. Proficiency in the use of common computer programs such as Microsoft Word and Excel is expected, and a valid U.S. driver's license is required. Because field duties will require extensive use of small (16 foot) outboard motorboats, the ability to swim is also required. Applicants should have a BS degree in natural resources or a related field from an accredited university and have completed the GRE by December 2018.

Fieldwork associated with the Research Assistantship is a very energy intensive endeavor, requiring a high level of physical fitness; this should not be underestimated or taken lightly. Conditions in the field are very hot and humid in summer months when the 2 œbig samples of marsh vegetation are collected, part of the required monitoring effort of our lab. Vegetation sampling involves traversing floatant and solid ground marshes on foot for extensive distances while carrying several 13 gallon garbage bags of marsh plants. Proper training will be provided for safe motorboat operation, marsh plant identification, and use of appropriate tools (e.g., handheld GPS, statistical techniques), but appropriate physical fitness will be expected at the time of hire.

The Graduate Research Assistantship stipend will be based on $20,000 annual. Two years of tuition and project travel will also be covered, though the student will be required to secure their housing in Clemson while taking courses, and near BICEFS (Georgetown, SC) area while not collecting field data or taking courses. The student should also anticipate the need to pay Clemson University fees imposed each semester and summer, and university parking fees while they are on the main campus.

Interested applicants should send a single pfd file containing a cover letter, CV with 3 professional references listed, and unofficial transcripts to Dr. Jamie Duberstein at .


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MS and PhD assistantship: soil microbial response to temperature change (Posted 5/28/19)

The Lab of Climate and Soil Biogeochemistry seeks motivated graduate students (one MS and two PhD) starting in Spring or Fall 2020 to study soil microbial response to temperature change through a NSF funded project awarded to the PI at Tennessee State University. The group's interdisciplinary research integrates field and laboratory observations as well as modeling approaches to address questions that intersect external disturbances and global biogeochemical cycles. The labs current research projects include: 1) thermal variation, precipitation regime and nitrogen fertilization on soil organic matter decomposition and the underlying soil microbial processes, and 2) assimilating large experimental dataset with mechanistic models to improve soil simulation. Research opportunities may include soils elemental, isotopic, microbial and genetic level responses to climate warming and soil carbon cycle modeling. Applicants must have a Bachelor's degree in soil science, biogeochemistry, microbiology, environmental science or a closely related field. Laboratory and/or field research experience is preferred, but evidence of passion for scientific inquiry and aptitude for collaborative research are expected. The master degree applicant in aforementioned area will be given priority for filling the PhD positions. The duration is 3 years for PhD position and 2 years for MS position. The stipend of $30,000/yr for PhD position with $3,000 travel allowance per year. The stipend for MS position will match with the master student assistantship in the College of Agriculture at TSU. To apply, please send a statement of interest, complete CV, and contact information for three professional references as a single PDF file to . Transcripts and GRE scores are required though unofficial copies are accepted for review purpose. Review of applicants will begin immediately and remain open until filled. The application deadline for PhD position is March 15 but prospective applicants for both MS and PhD positions are encouraged to contact the PI () as soon as possible. For more information, please go here and here Principle Investigator (PI): Dr. Jianwei Li, Assistant Professor, Department of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, Tennessee State University, Nashville TN 37209. Minority and women applicants are particularly encouraged to apply.


Graduate position - MS or PhD in Agricultural Citizen Science (Posted 6/19/19)
van Gestel Lab
Texas Tech University
Apply by July 10, 2019
For more information, go here.


PhD Assistantship in Forestry or Forest Ecology (Posted 4/1/19)

The Western Forest Initiative at Utah State University seeks to fill a PhD position funded by the T. W. Daniels endowment. The selected student will work on projects in the T. W. Daniels Experimental Forest near Logan, Utah, and in the three largest annually-surveyed, spatially-explicit forest plots in the West, located in Yosemite, California, Wind River, Washington, and Cedar Breaks, Utah. Prospective candidates can enroll in the either the Forestry or the Ecology program.The PhD student can conduct research on a variety of topics, for example: spatial relationships among woody plants, forest community resistance and resilience, forest canopy-snow interactions, fuel dynamics, climate-mediated forest change, plant-soil interactions, carbon sequestration, seedling dynamics, understory-overstory interactions, silviculture, or mechanisms and consequences of tree mortality. There will be considerable opportunity to interact with students, scientists, and academics affiliated with the Smithsonian Forest Global Earth Observatory. Five years of funding is available—eight semesters of research assistantship and two semesters of teaching assistantship. Those potentially interested should read the Lab’ tab here for further details. Required qualifications include an MS degree in a forestry-, ecology-, or biology-related field; exceptional candidates progressing from a BS or from a different field of study will also be considered. The position will begin on a mutually agreeable date; review of candidates is ongoing. To apply, email the following information in a single PDF file to : (1) a cover letter describing your experience and rather specific research interests, (2) a CV, (3) unofficial transcripts, (4) GRE scores (and TOEFL, if required), and (5) contact information for three professional references.


Postdoctoral Position - University of Vermont (Nutrient Biogeochemistry, Catchment Hydrology, and Limnology (Posted 6/6/19)

Vermont EPSCoR is recruiting a postdoctoral associate to join our cutting-edge NSF funded research on Basin Resilience to Extreme Events (BREE). Theye are continuing a five-year interdisciplinary research project, which studies Lake Champlain Basin landscape, watershed and lake condition responses to extreme weather events. Policy scenarios for enhancing resilience are tested using our comprehensive Integrated Assessment Model (IAM). As a member of the BREE team, the successful candidate will participate in unique learning and professional development experiences including science communication through our program with the Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science, grant writing through workshops, and undergraduate mentorship through our summer internship program.

Nutrient Biogeochemistry, Catchment Hydrology, and Limnology Postdoc Position ID: PDA#001

They seek a field-oriented postdoctoral researcher with expertise in nutrient biogeochemistry (C, N, P, Fe), catchment hydrology, and/or limnology interested in studying how extreme events cascade through the soil-stream-lake continuum. Research will leverage a heavily instrumented suite of watersheds and lakes in Vermont. The candidate should possess expertise and/or interests related to the processing and transport of nutrients or pollutants across riparian soil corridor, river and in receiving water networks. Elements of interest include carbon, nitrogen, phosphorus and iron in both particulate and dissolved forms.

Experience working with in-situ sensors as well as advanced statistical analyses requisite for interpretation of large environmental datasets are desirable. The successful candidate will be responsible for mentoring undergraduate and graduate students associated with this large cross disciplinary project, and will be expected to collaborate actively with a large group of natural and social scientists seeking to develop an integrated assessment model of the Lake Champlain Basin. This position is funded through May 31, 2021, with possibility of extension with exceptional performance.

Please contact Andrew Schroth () or Carol Adair () for more information.

A major goal of Vermont EPSCoR is workforce development, which means that the graduate students and postdocs will be mentored for success. The required start date is September 1, 2019. Applications will be considered until the position is filled.

To apply: please send CV, names and contact information for three references, and a cover letter outlining research interests, expertise and availability to and reference Position ID PDA#001.

Please go here for more information.


Research Associate in Environmental Science (Posted 6/10/19)
Universtiy of Virginia's pan-University Environmental Resilience Institute
Charlottesville, VA
Review of applications will begin on June 15, but the position will remain open until filled.
For more information, go here.

PhD Assistantship in Demographic variation under climate change in ephemeral wetlands (Posted 4/18/19)
Virginia Tech
Blacksburg, VA
For more information, go here


Postdoctoral Position - Fisheries Research (Posted 6/6/19)
NOAA Fisheries, Alaska Fisheries Science Center
Seattle, WA
Apply by August 1, 2019
For more information, go here.

MS Teaching Assistantship (Posted 5/30/19)

The Department of Biological Sciences at Walla Walla University has openings for M.S. students starting in Fall or Winter 2019. Areas of ongoing faculty research include: animal physiology, bioinformatics, cancer biology, immunology, and marine ecology. Students have access to a fully equipped marine/field research station and are supported by a 9-month teaching assistantship stipend of $8,461 and tuition wavier. Walla Walla University and Rosario Beach Marine Laboratory provide research support.

Interested applicants should contact potential research mentors and submit the required documents online, including three letters of recommendation, official transcripts, official GRE scores, and a personal statement outlining areas of interest for research. Review of applicants is ongoing and will continue until teaching assistantships are filled.

Qualifications: Candidates should have a B.S. or B.A. in Biology or a closely related field. Applicants should have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75, official GRE scores, good written and oral communication ability, and evidence of a strong commitment to excellence.

Contact Person: Dr. Joan Redd, Biology Graduate Program Director;

Planning Department Intern  (Posted 5/21/19)
City of Camas
Camas, WA
For more information, go here.  


Ph.D. Graduate Research Assistantship – Wetland Water Quality and Macroinvertebrates, School of Natural Resources, West Virginia University (Posted 4/1/19)

STARTING DATE: May or August 2019

CLOSING DATE: Position is open until filled.

DESCRIPTION: Student will be supported by an EPA-funded 12-month Research Assistantship for 4-years.
Student will work with an interdisciplinary team on a statewide wetland water quality and macroinvertebrate index of biotic integrity (IBI) study in West Virginia. Student will be responsible for collecting and analyzing water quality samples, developing a macroinvertebrate IBI, and evaluating wetland condition. Ample opportunities for developing independent research questions related to wetlands, water quality, and invertebrates and for presenting at conferences is available.

Specific objectives of the study are to: 1) characterize water quality conditions for a statewide wetland sample stratified by ecoregion and wetland type; 2) evaluate water quality conditions in relation to surrounding landuse, and biotic and abiotic parameters, 3) identify functional groups of wetlands with high (or low) water quality functions and those with high potential for restoring water quality; 4) develop a macroinvertebrate IBI; 5) investigate the role of hydrologic variation in temporal water quality variation, and 6) review national and state standards, and use existing and proposed WV data to recommend standards for state wetland water quality regulatory guidance specific to WV wetlands.

The student will be working toward a Ph.D. in Natural Resources Sciences at West Virginia University.

QUALIFICATIONS: B.S. and M.S. in Wetlands, Ecology, or closely related field. Minimum GPA of 3.25 and combined quantitative/verbal GRE scores of 300. A strong interest and experience in wetlands, macroinvertebrates, and water quality is required. Experience in GIS, statistics, modeling, and wetland vegetation identification is desired.

STIPEND: $21,605/year (PhD.) plus health insurance and tuition waiver.

CONTACT: Student will be advised by Dr. James T. Anderson. Interested individuals should send a letter of interest, resume, a 500-word statement of purpose (why do you want to work on this project, your research interests, and long-term career goals), unofficial copy of transcripts and GRE scores, and contact information for 3 references to .


Postdoctoral Positions (Posted 6/20/19)
Foliar Functional Traits, Ecosystem Function and Hyperspectral Remote Sensing: Arctic/Boreal and NEON
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Preference will be given to applications received by July 28, 2019.
For more information, go here.  


Post-doc in Ecological Land Surface Modeling ? University of Wyoming (Posted 6/24/19)

looking for a post-doctoral researcher to work for two years on a funded DOE project focused on improving grass/shrub components within land surface models. Specifically, the post-doc will work to (1) develop CLM-FATES for herbaceous ecosystems, (2) utilize various ecological data streams to improve parameterization of grass and shrub vegetation groups, and (3) use CLM-FATES to generate projections describing shrub encroachment under various global change scenarios. Although the post-doctoral researcher will be housed within the Wilcox lab at the University of Wyoming, they will work as part of a team of interdisciplinary researchers at Kansas State University, University of Wisconsin-Madison, and University of Wyoming.
Desired qualifications include:
• Experience working with process-based modeling and model development
• Coding proficiency in Python, Fortran and C
• Track record of successful publications
• Understanding interactions among hydrological, biogeochemical, and biotic ecological processes

The University of Wyoming is a land grant institution within the city of Laramie, WY. Laramie is nestled between the Medicine Bow and Laramie Mountains with lots of nearby outdoor activities. The university supports ~12K students, has a strong ecology program, and fantastic high performance computing resources.

To apply: Please email a cover letter, your CV, and contact information for three professional references to Kevin Wilcox () by Sunday, July 7th for full consideration.


ORISE Research Fellow - National Wetland Condition Assessment (Posted 6/17/19)
Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education
Washington, DC
Reference Code: EPA-Water-2019-0033
Apply by July 1, 2019
For more information, go here.


2019 PhD Scholarship – Innovative new methods for soil organic carbon assessment and monitoring (Posted 6/20/19)
School of Molecular and Life Sciences
Faculty of Science and Engineering
Curtin University
For more information, go here.


Post Doctoral Fellowship in Hyperspectral Remote Sensing (Posted 6/20/19)

The Remote Sensing Laboratory at the University of New Brunswick is seeking applications for a two year (reviewed annually) MITACS-sponsored post-doctoral fellowship in hyperspectral remote sensing. Based in Fredericton, NB (Canada), the Remote Sensing Laboratory is looking for candidates with a Ph.D. in Remote Sensing, Earth Sciences, Geography, or any field related to the experience required for this position. Knowledge of hyperspectral remote sensing will be an asset. The successful candidate will be working on a project supporting eelgrass monitoring in James Bay by utilizing hyperspectral remote sensing methodologies to map eelgrass beds.

The duties of the candidate will include: (1) hyperspectral remote sensing data processing and analysis, (2) developing and/or modeling and validating hyperspectral remote sensing research methods for mapping eelgrass beds, (3) planning and supporting field data collection campaigns and, (4) paper and report writing. The candidate will be expected to conduct independent and innovative research in this field and to publish significant research findings. The candidate will develop new and modify existing methods to derive information for mapping eelgrass beds.


Candidates should have demonstrated expertise in one or more of the following areas:
 Knowledge in developing remote sensing methods related to hyperspectral imagery
 Knowledge in spectral unmixing models
 Ability in processing and analysis of hyperspectral data

The candidate should be willing to travel and work on weekends/holidays on occasion; a full G driver’s license is a requirement. The successful candidate will be working with a dynamic research laboratory that is located in Fredericton (NB), a thriving, green community, rich in natural and cultural.

The start date is as early as possible and applications will be accepted until the position is filled. For more information or to submit letters of interest along with your resume (including two references and list of publications), please contact:

Prof. Brigitte Leblon, Ph.D.

Post-doc position 2yrs, Conservation, Ecology, Ecosystem services (Posted 6/20/19)

Seeking an energetic and strong candidate for a two-years post-doc position at Laval University, Qubec city, in the field of ecology, conservation biology and ecosystem services.

Ongoing projects aim at generating knowledge that will help municipalities to plan wetlands conservation, restoration and creation in order to satisfy the needs in ecosystem services (ES). From a fundamental point of view, we aim at refining our approaches in systematic planning for optimizing the supply of ES and fulfilling the demand for these ES at the regional scale. Working with plant diversity data, looking spatial patterns and response to anthropogenic disturbances is also part of ongoing projects.

The chosen candidate will benefit from a comprehensive data base on ecosystem services quantification and mapping as well as interaction with another postdoc on parallel topics (among other, ecology of wetlands).

Application :
Duration: 2 years with a possibility to extend according to coming funds.
Salary: 50 000$ per year.
Closing date: Applications will be accepted until a suitable candidate is identified.
Start: As soon as possible. The position will remain open until filled. Start date is negotiable, but preference will be given to applicants who are available earlier.

To apply, please submit the following by email to :
1. Cover letter describing your interest in, and fit for, the type of projects described above.
2. Curriculum vitae
3. Name et contact information of 4 referees

The successful candidate will:
1) Get acquainted with approaches of systematic planning, notably with programing with Marxan.
2) Get familiar with the literature on ecosystem services and wetland vegetation in order to develop conservation scenarios.
3) Adapt systematic planning procedures developed for conservation to establish priorities for wetland restoration and creation at the watershed scale.
4) Assume the leadership of the research project and organize meetings with partners from the City of Québec. Interact with and help other students of the lab.
5) Author\co-author research papers, reports, conference papers and publications.

Desired skills:
The ideal candidate will hold a PhD in Ecology, Geography, Natural Resources, or a related field and have a good knowledge in biological conservation, notably on aspects related to ecosystem services and systematic planning. Candidates that are not acquainted with systematic planning tools will be considered if they show excellent potential in research and a great interest to rapidly integrate the appropriate literature and to learn programming with Marxan. A good knowledge of Geographic Information System is necessary. Ideally, the candidate would have a good back ground in multivariate analyses.

Postdoctoral position in Scaling up and Modelling of Net Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Agroecosystems (Posted 6/10/19)

University of Guelph, School of Environmental Sciences, Guelph, Ontario

Application review begins: Immediately

Seeking candidates for a post‐doctoral fellowship with a focus on scaling up large datasets on soil processes and greenhouse gas emissions to identify climate-smart soil management practices. Research will involve use of data from long-term micrometeorological CO2 and N2O flux and soil weighing lysimeter experiments designed to identify practices that reduce net greenhouse gas emissions, while also minimizing other environmental impacts. These data will be used to calibrate and validate biogeochemical models (e.g. DayCent, DNDC) followed by simulation scenarios aimed at assessing the impact of climate-smart soil practices on carbon sequestration and greenhouse gas emissions for different regions of Canada. This research will be conducted within a collaborative program targeted at graduate student training and involving seven universities and collaborating partners form various sectors (e.g. industry, government) across Canada. The successful applicant will be expected to mentor graduate students within this program and will have opportunities to connect to initiatives for greenhouse gas reduction across the involved sectors.

Applicants must have a PhD awarded within the last four years in a relevant science or engineering program, with emphasis on atmospheric or soil science. Preference will be given to candidates with demonstrated experience conducting field research of soil/plant processes and/or surface-atmosphere exchange, ability to work with large datasets and a track record of peer-reviewed publications. The successful candidate will have ability to work independently, have excellent organizational and problem-solving skills, and programming ability in either Python, R, or Matlab. Capacity to lead substantial research and training activities and effectively communicate research results to wide audiences will be an asset.

This one‐year position will commence September 1, 2019, with opportunity for a one-year extension. Please submit: 1) a cover letter stating your motivation for applying to this position and research interest 2) curriculum vitae, and 3) copy of 1-2 publications or PhD thesis, and 4) contact information for up to three references to Dr. Claudia Wagner‐Riddle () immediately. The position will be based at the University of Guelph situated in Guelph, Ontario, Canada. Applications will be reviewed as they are received. The positions will remain open until filled. They thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those individuals selected for an interview will be contacted.

Re-Posting: Post Doc in Invasive Plant Ecology and Management (Posted 6/3/19)
Thompson Rivers University
British Columbia, Canada
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PhD in Canopy Hydrology - UBC-O and Thompson Rivers University (Posted 6/3/19)

A Graduate Research Assistantship is available for a PhD candidate to work on a canopy hydrology project in the semi-arid southern interior of British Columbia. The candidate would work closely with hydrologists at TRU (Dr. Tom Pypker and Dr. Darryl Carlyle-Moses) and UBC-O (Dr. Adam Wei) determining canopy hydrological processes in semi-arid regions in BC. The applicant will be responsible for laboratory and field measurements to improve our understanding of canopy hydrological processes.

This NSERC funded project is a partnership between TRU and UBC-O. There will be opportunities to establish strong relationships with all parties involved.

Applicants must have a BSc. in in hydrology or an allied field. Experience with hydrological or field techniques is desirable. To qualify for this position, the applicant must be a Canadian citizen/permanent resident and must have received at least an A- GPA in their undergraduate studies. Students would be admitted to UBC-O but the research program will be at Thompson Rivers University (Kamloops, BC).

To apply send a letter of interest stating your qualifications and a current CV via email to Dr. Tom Pypker at .


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