3/21/12 - Summer Marine Courses
With our application deadline approaching in a few weeks (May 1st), I wanted to send out a reminder that we still have seats available in several classes. I have listed the classes that are closed due to full enrollment. Please share this information with any students that you feel may be interested in a field intensive experience in the northern Gulf of Mexico. It is a really great opportunity for students to gain hands-on and “in the field” experience. You can also find more information at our website http://www.usm.edu/gcrl/summer_field/index.php. If you have any questions or if you need additional information, please let me know.
Dolphin and Whale Behavior and Marine Ichthyology
NOTE: Marine Biology 1st Term and Shark Biology both have only two seats remaining
3/6/12 The Short-Term Education Program for Underrepresented Persons (STEP-UP) is a federally funded program managed and supported by the Office of Minority Health Research Coordination (OMHRC) in the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) of the National Institutes of Health. The overall goal of NIDDK's Short Term Education Program (STEP-UP) is to build and sustain a biomedical, behavioral, clinical and social science research pipeline focused on NIDDK mission areas. STEP-UP is particularly interested in increasing the participation of students from backgrounds underrepresented in biomedical research on a national basis, including individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds, individuals from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups, and individuals with disabilities.
To accomplish this goal, the STEP-UP provides research education grants to seven institutions to coordinate three High School STEP-UPs and four Undergraduate STEP-UPs that provides eligible students with ten to twelve weeks of summer research experience and training opportunities. The program culminates with an all expense paid trip to the Annual STEP-UP Scientific Research Symposium in August.
How Do I Apply?
Applications for admission will be accepted through our Online Application System.
Visit the High School STEP-UP or the Undergraduate STEP-UP for additional information and specific eligibility criteria.
2/24/12 The Ecosystems Center of the Marine Biological Laboratory is seeking applicants for summer field assistant positions on an ongoing ecological research project. These positions will be located at the Toolik Field Station in northern Alaska. For additional information about the Arctic Long Term Ecological Research (LTER) project, visit our website at http://ecosystems.mbl.edu/ARC/. Information about the Toolik Field Station is available at http://www.uaf.edu/toolik/.
The following positions will be filled pending funding:
Chemistry Summer Field Assistant: The successful candidate will participate in research on the quantitative and qualitative analyses of nutrients in natural water samples. Duties include facilitating chemical measurements through the preparation of standards and reagents, and the maintenance of instruments for a multi-user laboratory at the Toolik Field Station. Some field work is involved. Prior chemistry experience is required.
Terrestrial Summer Field Assistant: The successful candidate will participate in research on tundra ecosystems. Duties include sampling and processing plant and soil samples, collection of precipitation and weather data, and maintenance of long-term fertilizer experiments and field greenhouses. Basic laboratory skills, familiarity with spreadsheet software, and some knowledge of plants and soils preferred.
Applicants should be recent college graduates, (BS or MS) with significant course work and/or field experience in ecology.
Candidates for these jobs should be available to live at Toolik Field Station for 2-3 months during June, July and August. Travel to Toolik Field Station is paid for by the grant as well as the cost of room and board at the station and a salary.
Some background in terrestrial ecology, soil science, aquatic ecology, hydrology, chemistry, fish ecology and/or ecosystems ecology is preferred.
Applicants should be in good health, capable of rigorous outdoor activity and prepared to live in a field camp where cooperation with others is essential, personal privacy is limited, and living accommodations are spare and simple.
Special Instructions to Applicants:
Unofficial transcripts are required documents, but may be either uploaded with your Resume and Cover Letter or faxed to the Human Resources Office, 508-289-7931. If faxing, please reference the title and number of this posting
Apply online at: https://mbl.simplehire.com An Equal Opportunity Employer
Human Resources Office
Marine Biological Laboratory
7 MBL Street
Woods Hole, MA 02543
2/24/12 City sprouts (Cambridge, MA) - summer fellowship (due March 1), this position is unpaid
Cedar Creek Ecosystem Science Reserve (East Bethel, MN) - Positions including: Field Technician, Plant Community Ecology, Wildlife Biology, Insect Diversity (Due March 5); this is a very well-known research facility of the University of MN, and it’s directed by a prominent ecologist
Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies (Millbrook, NY) - Several Positions; also a very well know institute, some positions are longer than just summer and may be suitable for co-op
Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens (Boothbay, ME) – Environmental Education Intern; I don’t know if this position is paid
Coastal Systems Group (New Bedford, MA) – Research Internships; Internships are usually just for the summer but have the potential to be longer contingent on funding. If so, an internship could be a co-op, but they didn’t want them listed on COOL.
Hubbard Brook and Bartlett Experimental Forests (White Mountains, NH) -Internships, summer only
FM Global (Johnston, RI) – GIS Intern; I’m working to get this on COOL, but for now you can apply directly
Lincoln Land Conservation Trust – Land Management Internships, summer only
The Nature Conservancy – LEAF Mentor (see attached), summer only
University of Colorado – Field Assistant (see below)
Title: Summer field assistant in Colorado
Agency: University of Colorado at Boulder
Location: San Juan Mountains, Colorado
Job Description: Mammal Diversity and Climate Change
We are looking for field assistants to join the lab of Dr. Christy McCain at the University of Colorado at Boulder, Dept. of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology and CU Museum for summer 2012. We will be examining small mammal distributions on two contrasting mountain systems in the Southern Rocky Mountains to test hypotheses related to the maintenance of biological diversity and to detect range shifts due to climate change.
Duties include: setting up and taking down sampling plots, live-trapping small mammals, conducting visual transects, and sampling of various habitat parameters and insects. The position requires extended periods in remote and rugged field settings, sometimes at high elevations, involving camping and hiking in a variety of weather conditions. The majority of the work will take place in the San Juan Mountains of south-western Colorado. Shared housing will be provided when not in the field.
Dates of employment: May to August 2012, with potential to work into early September-October. The position is full time.
Qualifications: Preferred experience: Degree in a biology-related subject in progress or completed, prior field experience, and small mammal trapping experience.
Required experience: Applicants must have the ability to hike long distances sometimes at altitude and/or over rough, hilly terrain, lifting and carrying up to 25lbs, and the ability to work in variable weather conditions at remote locations.
To apply please send a letter of interest, CV, transcripts, and 3 references to Dr. Sarah King at firstname.lastname@example.org. Review of applicants will begin on March 12 and continue until the posts are filled. Salary: $12-$14/hr
Last Date to apply: March 12, 2012
Contact: Sarah King
2/21/12 2-week field photography course this summer in Nicaragua, Please see link below for 'Photography for the Field Biologist'. He did a photography workshop last year for my primate students, and it was great, so he is really looking forward to this summer's course. (Zuleyma--could you forward it along to the ABDG list?). Please send along to anyone/students you think might be interested.
For those of you who don't know Matt, here is what he does when he's not taking amazing photos:
I cc'd him here in case you have any specific questions.
p.s. here is an online link to the flyer too:
Dr. Katherine C. MacKinnon
Associate Professor of Anthropology
Director, Undergraduate Anthropology Program
Dept. of Sociology & Criminal Justice
and Center for International Studies
Saint Louis University
St. Louis, MO 63108
Greetings from Mote!
As Mote Marine Laboratory's Intern Coordinator, I am thrilled to once again be assisting Dr. Barbara Kirkpatrick in the task of recruiting qualified students for our summer REU program. You have supported this program in the past by helping us recruit or by submitting recommendations on behalf of students from your university or organization. We would appreciate your assistance again this year in making science students and colleagues at your institution aware of Mote Marine Laboratory's 2012 Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Program.
Each summer, Mote Marine Laboratory hosts a 10-week program focused on providing research experiences in estuarine science to 10 advanced undergraduate students. Students are paired with Mote scientists and develop and complete an independent research project related to their mentor's research interests. Students gain experience in science communication by presenting the results of their independent project in a manuscript-style research paper and orally at a laboratory-wide poster session. Students attend research seminars and workshops on career skills in science and also have the opportunity to present their research findings at professional conferences.
Information about 2012 REU mentors and their programs, as well as the application procedures, are now posted on the REU web site: www.mote.org/reu
**All application materials are due on February 15, 2012**
I have attached a copy of the one-page program announcement (you will need the free Adobe Acrobat Reader to open the file). If possible, please post a printed copy of this announcement in a site within your department where the greatest number of students are able to view it. In addition, please feel free to forward this message to science faculty and students at your institution.
Krystle N. Harvey
I Love Paris in the Summer When It Sizzles
A wonderful array of host labs has been identified for ourSummer 2012 Undergraduate Internship Program. Applications for these paid internships are now available online and due in mid-December 2011. Candidates must be US citizens in their junior or senior year. More information regarding eligibility and the application process may be found here. Don't forget to read the FAQ.
Field Ecology Intern for Summer 2011
Highstead , Redding, CT
Highstead in Redding, CT is looking for a field ecology intern to begin work immediately in the summer of 2011. Intern will examine deer activity and impacts in relation to forest patch size and will gain extensive experience sampling herbaceous and woody vegetation and deer sign in large forested landscapes in Connecticut.
Undergraduate or recently graduated student with major in ecology, botany, wildlife biology, or related field. Very detail oriented with a commitment to collecting high quality data under rigorous field conditions. Demonstrated experience and/or strong desire to work long hours in the field in remote settings with one other person. A willingness to drive long distances and the ability to hike several miles off-trail are critical aspects of this position.
Dates and Stipend:
June-August 19, 2011. $416.66 per 40 hr. week along with free housing in Redding, CT
To apply: please send a cover letter and resume describing your field science background and interests (including relevant courses, employment, or experiences) and your educational and career objectives. Please include names, titles, and contact info (including email) of three professional references.
You can apply through this website: