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  2. DEFENDERS OF WILDLIFE POSITION DESCRIPTION JOB TITLE: Coordinator, Center for Conservation Innovation GRADE: 22 SALARY: Up to $45,000 FLSA: Non-Exempt DIVISION/SITE: Headquarters, Washington DC DEPARTMENT: Center for Conservation Innovation REPORTS TO: Director, Center for Conservation Innovation LAST REVISED: March 2020 Basic Summary: This position provides program and administrative support to the Center for Conservation Innovation (CCI) at Defenders of Wildlife. The Coordinator assists with program work and provides support to CCI staff, with priorities determined and assigned by the Director. S/he is responsible for maintaining general knowledge of all of CCI’s key projects to help communicate our work with internal and external partners and provide administrative assistance. This position also serves as a “trouble-shooter” in helping to solve problems and completing various tasks. Assignments are results-oriented, requiring substantial discretion on the part of the Coordinator in determining how to meet identified goals (e.g., researching a factsheet, organizing a meeting). Many assignments will also involve substantive analysis of conservation data, policies, laws, and other materials. The Coordinator will bring one or more particular skills—such as experience with GIS or data science, communications skills, or training in policy analysis or literature review—to the team. At the same time, they will have opportunities to learn and apply new skills and technical knowledge. Essential Duties and Responsibilities: · General Support: Undertake a wide variety of duties as needed to implement program goals, including conducting research (both long- and short-term); writing and editing factsheets and reports; producing content for Defenders website; drafting letters; producing factsheets; attending conferences and meetings; representing Defenders in coalitions; providing other logistical support to CCI staff; and compiling and analyzing data with guidance from senior staff. · Science and Policy Support: Assist with research and provide analyses to promote Defenders’ and CCI’s policy goals, including efforts to improve the effectiveness of the Endangered Species Act, developing innovative strategies to enhance endangered species conservation, and recommending improvements for conserving wildlife broadly. Support the Director and CCI staff in new project development, planning and outreach. Identify opportunities for skills training and new resources, including seeking out external partners to support Defenders’ work where appropriate. Research common procedures and tasks across the program teams and identify efficiencies and best practices. Work with staff members to implement changes that will improve workflow within the context of institutional culture. · Technical Support: The applicant will provide some basic technical support in area of their skills and interests. For example, if the Coordinator has a background in GIS they will assist with create basic maps; if they have data science skills they may assist with analytics; if they have a communications background they may help with popular and scientific writing. · Budget Support: Work closely with the Director and accounting staff to develop the annual budget, closely track spending throughout the year, maintain a clear understanding of funds available, and solve problems that may arise, including overspending and coding mistakes. Develop materials for the Director to illustrate various aspects of each budget, as needed. · General Administrative Support: Maintain knowledge of all organizational administrative procedures in order to assist program staff in completing necessary administrative forms, process expenses, and coordinate contracts. Works with other coordinators to fill in on the front desk and manage calls from the public. · Coordinate with Other Staff: Serve as the liaison for staff across Defenders, including facilitating communications with headquarters staff in other departments; reviewing and delivering contracts; processing accounting forms, etc. through appropriate processes; and address other needs. Helps arrange meetings, manage the Director’s schedule, and provide logistic and IT support for meetings. · Perform all other related duties as assigned. Qualifications: Education: Bachelor’s (B.A./B.S.) degree or equivalent in related discipline; Master’s degree preferred. Experience: 2+ years of relevant experience; program management and/or environmental policy experience or an advanced degree in policy, law or natural resources preferred. Previous experience managing an operational budget also preferred. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted as a satisfactory substitute for the specific education and experience listed above. Skills: · Solid organizational and verbal communications skills. · Must be extremely well-organized and capable of juggling many different projects and tasks at one time. · Excellent research, writing, and editing skills. · Must be comfortable working with a variety of people, including federal/state agencies, elected officials and their staff, Defenders’ members, and the general public. · Skills and experience in a specific domain, such as map development with ArcGIS or QGIS; data science with python or R; literature and data discovery; writing and editing; or similar, is strongly preferred. · Experience with statistical analyses and skill using technical programming languages such as R or python is desirable. · Requires high level of computer literacy with advanced knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and Internet applications. Proficiency with Microsoft Excel a must. · Demonstrated knowledge and/or passion for wildlife conservation is preferred. · Experience creating interactive website charts and maps preferred. · Budget tracking skills required. Work Expectations: Work Environment: General office working conditions, the noise level in the work environment is usually quiet. Physical Demands: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use a computer and communicate with others while doing so. All employees are required to satisfactorily perform the essential duties and responsibilities of their positions. The essential duties and responsibilities listed above are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job. How to Apply: Interested applicants please apply with a cover letter through our jobs portal at http://www.defenders.org/jobs About Defenders: Defenders of Wildlife is a national, non-profit membership organization dedicated to the protection of all native wild animals and plants in their natural communities. Our employees work in an environment that is inclusive and honors each of our unique perspectives and backgrounds. We believe that the conservation of biological diversity is best advanced by the contributions of people of diverse backgrounds, experiences, beliefs and cultures. We strive toward a collective goal of including all people in the conservation of our Nation’s wildlife and wild places. Visit Our Values and Diversity page to learn more about who we are and how we operate. It is the policy of Defenders of Wildlife to provide equal employment opportunity to all qualified individuals without regard to their race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity (including gender expression), sexual orientation, disability, age, marital status, family/parental status, or any other characteristic protected by law, in all personnel actions.
  3. DEFENDERS OF WILDLIFE POSITION DESCRIPTION JOB TITLE: Policy Advisor, California GRADE: SALARY: $67,000- $83,000 FLSA: Exempt DIVISION/SITE: Sacramento, California DEPARTMENT: Field Conservation REPORTS TO: Director, California Program LAST REVISED: March 2020 Basic Summary: This professional-level position is responsible for contributing to the development and implementation of Defenders of Wildlife’s strategic plan, with an emphasis on federal lands management policy and planning and the conservation of at-risk species and their habitats in California. This position requires legal and policy knowledge and experience in a broad array of California-specific natural resource conservation issues, including endangered species, federal land management policy and planning, environmental and administrative law and procedures, landscape-level planning and conservation biology. Existing relationships with key stakeholders, agencies and organizations engaged in conserving California public lands, wildlife and habitat is required, as well as established ties to the larger conservation community. Expertise on imperiled species including California condors, fishers, martens, and spotted owls is strongly desired. This position will coordinate internally within the California Program and with other Defenders staff members on relevant policy and legal matters. The Policy Advisor will pursue conservation objectives through a variety of tools including policy, legislative and regulatory reform, reviewing and commenting on wildlife and habitat restoration and relocation plans, engaging with priority coalitions, supporting public outreach efforts, contributing to the development of legal strategies, writing and reviewing litigation memoranda, and recommending decisions on proposed litigation. The Policy Advisor will work collaboratively with other California program staff and throughout Defenders in implementing the overall mission and goals of Defenders and may be responsible for additional wildlife-related conservation and other duties as assigned. The position may oversee contractors working for Defenders on public lands and related wildlife conservation issues. Essential Duties and Responsibilities: Influence California-specific federal land management and wildlife policy through administrative, legislative and judicial forums, using a range of strategies including but not limited to seeking policy and programmatic changes in federal and state agencies; direct and grassroots lobbying in the California Legislature and with Congress; and recommending litigation where appropriate and providing technical support. Monitor and strategically engage in significant federal and state activities and prepare comments on proposed land-use and imperiled species actions in coordination with other Defenders’ staff. Cultivate, maintain and grow positive working relationships with federal and state agency personnel, members of the California Legislature and Congress and their staff, leading conservation biologists, research scientists, and partner organizations to further Defenders’ conservation objectives for federally managed public lands; identify new partners as appropriate. Facilitate and promote the integration of diversity, equity and inclusion strategies into Defenders’ programmatic work in California. Represent Defenders in coalitions, public meetings, hearings, press events, conferences and national forums, and in general communications with public officials, the media, members, the donor community and the public. Undertake a wide variety of duties as needed to implement program plans, including drafting letters; negotiating sign-ons to Defenders’ policies and group letters; and writing and editing reports and proposals. Inform and mobilize community activists, including Defenders’ members and supporters, to support conservation on federal public lands. Perform all other related duties as assigned by supervisor and be an energetic, enthusiastic and committed advocate for Defenders’ programs. Qualifications: An equivalent combination of demonstrated education and experience may be accepted as a satisfactory substitute for the specific education and experience listed below. Education: JD Required. Additional expertise in forest ecology, natural resources management, legal studies, environmental planning, conservation biology, wildlife management, environmental or public policy, or a related discipline in the natural resources field greatly preferred. Experience: 7+ years of experience with environmental law, conservation advocacy, federal lands management policy and planning, endangered species policy, conservation biology, natural resources management or wildlife conservation policy. Experience with legislative and administrative processes, federal and state agencies, wildlife and conservation programs, media relations, and coalition building. Fundraising and grant writing experience a plus. Skills: Demonstrated awareness and understanding of the concerns and needs of individuals from diverse cultures, backgrounds and orientations · Experience working with federal land management agencies, including the U.S. Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management · Significant working knowledge of state and federal laws, regulations and policies dealing with the conservation of wildlife and habitat including the California Endangered Species Act, California Environmental Quality Act, federal Endangered Species Act, Federal Land Policy and Management Act, Clean Water Act, and the National Environmental Policy Act · Existing relationships with state and federal agency staff and other policymakers and stakeholders with an interest in imperiled wildlife and the management of federal public lands · Experience furthering the conservation of imperiled species, including California condors, fishers, martens and spotted owls · Interdisciplinary skills and practical experience in translating the best available science into policy and programmatic initiatives to conserve species and ecosystems · Experience developing, implementing and managing conservation campaigns Ability to conduct research, analyze information and produce high quality work products in a consistent, efficient and timely manner Strong organizational and communications skills Ability to effectively and efficiently handle many projects and tasks at one time High level of computer literacy with advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office and information technology systems Willingness to travel throughout California an average of six days per month Personal interest in and commitment to wildlife and biodiversity conservation issues Ability to engage with senior leaders in the California conservation community, federal and state agencies, tribes, and other organizations Ability to negotiate with senior staff across organizations to reach agreements on complex broad legal and policy issues; demonstrated ability to work productively in coalitions of environmental organizations Ability to lead diverse stakeholders in collaborative activities; to anticipate legal and policy issues impacting wildlife, public lands and waters, and make recommendations within Defenders in California, nationally and to other organizations Ability to elevate public awareness of issues and build a constituency for solutions Excellent verbal communications skills with the ability to conduct presentations for large and diverse audiences Ability to work independently to initiate project ideas and manage them through to completion Demonstrated positive track record and good professional judgment with minimal supervision Ability to work constructively as a member of a team; excellent interpersonal skills and judgment with the ability to work productively with both colleagues and opponents Strong legal and policy research and writing skills with attention to detail; excellent strategic thinking and problem-solving abilities Ability to respond constructively to unexpected change; to exercise appropriate judgment in complex situations Work Expectations: Work Environment: General office working conditions, the noise level in the work environment is usually quiet. Physical Demands: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use a computer and communicate with others while doing so. Ability to travel to and visit natural areas, including in rugged terrain, to perform field work on occasion is desired. All employees are required to satisfactorily perform the essential duties and responsibilities of their positions. The essential duties and responsibilities listed above are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job. How to Apply: Interested applicants please apply with a cover letter through our jobs portal at http://www.defenders.org/jobs About Defenders: Defenders of Wildlife is a national, non-profit membership organization dedicated to the protection of all native wild animals and plants in their natural communities. Our employees work in an environment that is inclusive and honors each of our unique perspectives and backgrounds. We believe that the conservation of biological diversity is best advanced by the contributions of people of diverse backgrounds, experiences, beliefs and cultures. We strive toward a collective goal of including all people in the conservation of our Nation’s wildlife and wild places. Visit Our Values and Diversity page to learn more about who we are and how we operate. It is the policy of Defenders of Wildlife to provide equal employment opportunity to all qualified individuals without regard to their race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity (including gender expression), sexual orientation, disability, age, marital status, family/parental status, or any other characteristic protected by law, in all personnel actions.
  4. DEFENDERS OF WILDLIFE POSITION DESCRIPTION JOB TITLE: Vice President of Philanthropy GRADE: SALARY: Up to $200,000 FLSA: Exempt DIVISION/SITE: Headquarters, Washington DC DEPARTMENT: Development REPORTS TO: President and CEO LAST REVISED: March 2020 Basic Summary: The Vice President of Philanthropy is responsible for providing strategic direction and leadership for the Development department, cultivating revenue streams and developing avenues for fundraising while furthering Defenders of Wildlife’s mission. S/he will set and meet annual restricted and unrestricted revenue goals through planned giving, foundation support, special events and mid-level and major donor giving, while leading a team of fundraising professionals. In addition, s/he works with the President and CEO and other senior leadership on strategizing on major fundraising campaigns and targeted initiatives. S/he engages with the Board of Directors on Development fundraising and actively participates as a member of the Leadership Team at Defenders. Essential Duties and Responsibilities: Formulates short and long-term fundraising goals for Defenders of Wildlife in support of the organization’s mission and strategic plan. Develops actionable strategies for meeting and exceeding those goals through foundation grants, major gifts, planned giving support and fundraising campaigns and events. Structures and leads the development team to best approach a variety of development goals. Oversees the preparation and implementation by direct reports of work plans, timelines and actions to meet annual revenue goals. Develops and implements annual fundraising plan and budget in consultation with the President and CEO. Establishes benchmarks and evaluates progress against past-year performance and budget goals on a quarterly basis. Through regular contact with the Finance department, monitors contributions by source against projections and provides the President and CEO with trend analyses and recommendations. Oversees the preparation and implementation of cultivation and solicitation strategies for individual and foundation donors. Cultivates and solicits gifts independently or with the President and CEO, Senior Vice President for Conservation Programs, Development relationship managers, program staff and members of the Board. Reviews and approves solicitations, proposals and other communications prepared for donors to ensure quality and accuracy. Is personally responsible for the cultivation and solicitation of a portfolio of donors. Works with the Director of Foundations, senior management and conservation program staff to raise restricted funds for priority programs. Work with conservation program and finance staff to ensure that grants are properly allocated and spent. Works with the Director of Planned Giving to develop marketing and engagement strategies for Defenders of Wildlife’s Wildlife Legacy Society. Raises awareness of the organization and its mission through outreach efforts and regular event and donor engagement strategies including the Yellowstone workshop, invitation-only trips, dinners and receptions. Pursues new revenue streams for expansion of the organization’s fundraising efforts. Tracks revenue and fundraising trends, then uses the information to predict future opportunities for expansion efforts and avoid any downtrends in individual or foundation gifts. Working with the President and CEO, engages Board members in supporting the financial development of the organization, organizes and manages the annual Board giving campaign, recommends potential Board members, and oversees the preparation of the department’s quarterly Board reports. In collaboration with the Vice President for Communications, oversees Annual Report and other donor materials production. In collaboration with the Vice President for Finance, ensures compliance with charitable state agency requests for annual updated organizational information. As part of the Leadership Team, participates in senior strategy team meetings and helps develop overall organizational priorities and direction with strategic guidance focused on funding potential. Recommends, reviews and approves employment actions, including interviewing, hiring, promotions and raises, in coordination with Human Resources. Partners with Human Resources in the handling of disciplinary issues. Ensures communication of duties and responsibilities to direct reports and monitors performance. Provides regular coaching and counseling to department employees, identifies training needs, prepares and delivers salary and performance reviews and reviews and approves performance and salary appraisals as necessary. Performs all other related duties as assigned. Qualifications: Education: Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent in related discipline. CFRE certification desirable. Experience: · Ten years of progressively responsible experience in development fund-raising required, with a focus on personal solicitation of large gifts for operational or capital campaigns required. Experience in the conservation, environmental or political field(s) is highly sought after. Verifiable track record of fundraising success required, especially in the upgrading of donors to raise five, six and seven-figure gifts. Demonstrated ability to cultivate, expand, and support a diverse major donor base required. · Eight years of experience managing teams larger than 10 employees and at least 5 years of senior/executive leadership required. Skills: · Excellent verbal and written communications skills · Strong interpersonal skills with an aptitude for collaboration and coordination · Proven strategy development, strategy implementation, and project management skills · A strong leader with high emotional intelligence, with the ability to assert influence throughout the organization Work Expectations: Work Environment: General office working conditions, the noise level in the work environment is usually quiet. Physical Demands: This position requires frequent travel, up to 25% of time. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use a computer and communicate with others while doing so. All employees are required to satisfactorily perform the essential duties and responsibilities of their positions. The essential duties and responsibilities listed above are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job. How to Apply: Interested applicants please apply with a cover letter through our jobs portal at http://www.defenders.org/jobs About Defenders: Defenders of Wildlife is a national, non-profit membership organization dedicated to the protection of all native wild animals and plants in their natural communities. Our employees work in an environment that is inclusive and honors each of our unique perspectives and backgrounds. We believe that the conservation of biological diversity is best advanced by the contributions of people of diverse backgrounds, experiences, beliefs and cultures. We strive toward a collective goal of including all people in the conservation of our Nation’s wildlife and wild places. Visit Our Values and Diversity page to learn more about who we are and how we operate. It is the policy of Defenders of Wildlife to provide equal employment opportunity to all qualified individuals without regard to their race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity (including gender expression), sexual orientation, disability, age, marital status, family/parental status, or any other characteristic protected by law, in all personnel actions.
  5. Project Title: Brood Parasite–Host Interactions between Australian Cuckoos and their Hosts Location: near Brisbane, QLD, Australia Duration: Approx. 5 months (late July 2020 – mid December 2020); subject to change depending on COVID-19 restrictions, see below. Job Type: Volunteer Number of Openings: 5-6 Description: COVID-19 could have implications for the running of our field season. We are planning to proceed as usual but will adapt to changes where needed. If you are interested in the position but have any queries or concerns regarding how COVID-19 could affect the field season, please drop us an email. Field assistants required from late July to mid December 2020 for behavioural / evolutionary ecology research in Queensland, Australia. We are seeking volunteers to join us for our sixth season on a long-term project investigating brood parasite–host interactions between cuckoos and their passerine hosts at a field site on the shores of Lake Samsonvale just outside Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. This year we will continue to collect long-term monitoring data on several species of host (Red-backed, Variegated and Superb Fairywrens) and cuckoos (principally Horsfield’s Bronze and Brush Cuckoos), run behavioural experiments, colour-band individuals and collect genetic samples. This collaborative study is led by James Kennerley, a PhD student at the University of Cambridge, Dr William Feeney at Griffith University and Prof Mike Webster at Cornell University/Cornell Lab of Ornithology). The primary responsibility of these positions are to search for and monitor nests of Red-backed, Variegated and Superb Fairywrens. Additional responsibilities include conducting behavioural observations, territory mapping, habitat surveys as well as data entry. There will also be ample opportunity to participate in mist-netting and the colour-banding of birds, as well as collection of blood samples. Furthermore, we encourage volunteers to become involved in the research wherever possible; see Feeney et al. (2018), Kennerley et al (2019), Poje et al. (2019), Richardson et al. (2019), for examples of studies which were led by and/or heavily involved previous volunteers on the project. A typical day in the field will begin at dawn and continue into the early afternoon. This is followed by data entry in the afternoon and an opportunity to relax (or explore!). By the middle of the season, temperatures average in the mid-30’s Celsius (mid-90’s Fahrenheit) and can exceed 40°C (104°F) under an intense sun. Venomous snakes and ticks are also in abundance. Thus, suitable applicants will enjoy long, often hot and challenging days hiking across rugged terrain and crawling through dense vegetation closely following and observing birds, whilst keeping neat and organised field notes. The site boasts a fantastic range of birds (eBird lists the field site in the top ten for bird diversity in Australia, https://ebird.org/australia/hotspot/L692632) amazing herpetofauna, and iconic species such as Koala and Short-beaked Echidna. Furthermore, the site is in close proximity to rainforests, beaches and the city of Brisbane, all of which can be explored on rest days – typically one day per week, but sometimes we venture farther afield and camp for a couple of nights (see the Instagram for photos of what we get up to, @samsonvalebirdproject). We also work closely with the local banding group so there are opportunities to join in with their activities as well. Accommodation is provided in a large house and the cost of food and transportation are paid for by the project, but we are not able to cover flights to and from Brisbane. These positions are an excellent opportunity for students or recent graduates to gain valuable experience in the field and be a part of some cool cutting-edge research. It’s also a great chance to mix with like-minded scientists and ornithologists from several nationalities, and to develop the skills needed to take your career to the next level. Past seasons have been great fun, and we hope this one will be the same! Applicants will be interviewed and places offered as applications are received. Unsuccessful applicants will be notified after positions are filled. Qualifications: It is essential that applicants have a strong interest in birds and/or biology, are self-motivated, are meticulous at keeping detailed and legible notes and are comfortable living closely and cooperatively with others, with a positive attitude, flexibility and a good sense of humour. Applicants with previous experience nest searching are highly desired, and experience birding, conducting bird surveys or banding are a plus. To apply, please send a covering letter detailing your interests and any previous experience as well as dates of availability, CV, and contact details for two referees to James Kennerley and William Feeney (email: samsonvalebirdproject [at] gmail.com). Applicants are also encouraged to include a link to their eBird profile and/or examples of field notes in their application. Please feel free to enquire with any questions pertinent to the application process or regarding the project in general. Above are the nine species of cuckoo that can be found at the Samsonvale study site. From top left to bottom right: Channel-billed Cuckoo, Pacific Koel, Oriental Cuckoo, Pallid Cuckoo, Fan-tailed Cuckoo, Brush Cuckoo, Horsfield's Bronze Cuckoo, Shining Bronze Cuckoo and Little Bronze Cuckoo.
  6. MKO Research (based in Galway, Ireland) is seeking to recruit a researcher at postdoctoral level with a PhD in ecology or conservation to conduct desk- and field-based studies on the interactions between hen harriers and wind farms in Ireland. Specific research topics will include analysis of hen harrier spatial ecology and territory occupancy. Work will be open access and peer-reviewed publication driven, as the aim is to conduct research that will advance wildlife-wind energy knowledge and that can inform environmental policy. The position is initially for 12 months, open to extension on review; salary commensurate to experience (range €30,000-40,000 per annum prior to income tax and social deductions). Full details here: https://mkoireland.ie/postdoctoral-researcher/ Review of applications will begin immediately until the position is filled.
  7. A new study in Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution suggests that birds have two alternative strategies for coping with the difficulties of humanity's increasingly chaotic cities—either by having large brains or through more frequent breeding. View the full article
  8. Description: We are seeking one seasonal field technician from mid May through early July, to complete point count surveys on farms throughout the Central Coast region of California (Santa Cruz, Watsonville, and Salinas). Our National Science Foundation funded project is broadly focused on exploring strategies for achieving sustainability, food production, and conservation goals on lettuce farms. The point count technician will collect data relevant to informing farm management strategies that bolster bird conservation. The technician will primarily conduct point counts across 20 farms in the region, but will also be responsible for documenting farming practices on and around surveyed farms and surveying crop fields for bird droppings. Other duties include recording GPS waypoints, database entry, mapping farms using Google Earth, and other related tasks as assigned. One week of field training (while practicing social distancing) will be provided to help the technician become familiar with established protocols and methodologies. A field vehicle will also be provided. Minimum qualifications: Previous experience conducting point counts of multiple bird species Ability to identify western birds by sight and sound and estimate distance to individual birds Good physical condition to tolerate working in inclement weather and light hiking in muddy farm conditions Comfortable working independently with minimal supervision Follow standardized protocols and carefully record and enter data Applicants must have a valid driver’s license and clean driving record, and must be able to drive up to 75 miles a day between sites Professional, clear communication skills to coordinate with supervisor Preferred qualifications: Prior point count experience with Western species Ability to identify or quickly learn different crop types (fruits, vegetables, flowers) Duration: mid May 2020 to early July 2020, with flexibility regarding exact dates for the right person Wage: $15-$20/hour depending upon experience. This is a full-time, limited-term appointment through the University of California, Berkeley. Housing will not be provided and the successful applicant will be expected to relocate to the study region for the duration of the appointment. To apply: Email a single document (PDF preferred, or Word Doc) including (1) a cover letter describing previous avian research experience and interest in this position, (2) a resume or CV, and (3) contact information for three references to Elissa Olimpi (eolimpi@ucdavis.edu). Include “Avian agroecology point count technician” in the subject line. Closing Date: Applications will be considered on a rolling basis until the position is filled. Applications must be received by April 8, 2020 to receive full consideration. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct The Department is interested in candidates who will contribute to diversity and equal opportunity in higher education.
  9. Research4Life provides free JRR access (vol. 40 – present) to institutions located in developing world countries. This program is provided by our partnership with BioOne. Read more about the program and eligibility requirements. View the full article
  10. APPLY ONLINE ONLY AT: https://careers-audubon.icims.com/jobs/4398/carabelle-shorebird-biologist/job Position Summary Audubon Florida seeks a Shorebird Biologist to support beach-nesting season and nonbreeding season bird conservation work in the Eastern Florida Panhandle. The Shorebird Biologist will work remotely in the Carrabelle region of southern Franklin County and travel to complete the majority of work on and around beaches and islands including: Little St. George Island, Dog Island, Lanark Reef Critical Wildlife Area, Phipps Preserve Critical Wildlife Area and other sites as assigned. From February to August, or later if nesting activity continues (“breeding season”), the Shorebird Biologist will be responsible for performing independent beach-nesting bird monitoring and protection work primarily in Franklin County, Florida. Responsibilities include the following, in addition to other as-needed duties: Posting symbolic fencing around beach-nesting bird sites and maintaining said posting; Monitoring nest sites weekly, at minimum, for evidence of disturbance or predation; Monitoring nonbreeding Piping, Snowy, and Wilson’s plovers, and Red Knots, and other focal species; Performing weekly bird surveys to collect demographic data according to specified protocol, and banded bird resightings as directed; and Protecting sites from disturbance through predation management and game camera monitoring in cooperation with site managers and partner agencies, educating beachgoers about coastal bird species while encouraging compliance with posted areas, and engaging in outreach to user groups through presentations at organizational meetings. From mid-August through mid-February (“non-breeding season”), s/he will be responsible for completing biweekly winter coastal bird surveys and banded bird resightings focusing on Red Knot, Piping Plover, and Snowy Plover, primarily in Franklin County, Florida, and elsewhere in the Florida Panhandle as needed; assisting with volunteer recruitment, management, and training; carrying out equipment maintenance; and giving public presentations and beach walks as outreach to key user groups that may impact conservation of coastal birds in the Florida Panhandle. This is a year round full-time, grant-funded opportunity through December 31, 2020 with potential to extend beyond should additional funding be secured. Essential Functions By closely collaborating with the Eastern Panhandle Shorebird Project Manager, the Shorebird Biologist will ensure all sites are: Posting symbolic fencing as required or immediately when new nest sites are located; Monitored weekly, at a minimum, for nesting progress, predation, and disturbance according to the terms of Audubon’s contractual requirements. Survey assigned sites weekly, at minimum, to collect avian demographic data and enter data into the Florida Shorebird Database or other database as required. Plan and conduct community outreach efforts such as public presentations, tabling events, and beach walks while educating and engaging the public about Florida’s focal shore/seabird species. Actively participate in regional working groups and partner workshops including delivering periodic technical presentations. Assist with other shorebird conservation and survey efforts and other duties as assigned. Decision-making with regard to the need for disturbance minimization through predation management, data collection using game cameras or other technology, alteration of posted nest-site boundaries, removal of posting materials and field equipment in advance of severe storm warnings, management and reporting on bird mortalities, and implementation of disturbance minimization at nesting sites or migratory bird congregation sites. Review and conduct appropriate analysis of georeferenced data in Google Earth or ArcGIS Online software to provide quality control prior to submittal. Contributing to technical report writing as needed and submitting content for program-related publications in a variety of media. Overseeing the maintenance needs of assigned program vehicles, trailers, boats and ATV/UTVs. Mentoring and managing volunteers in monitoring, surveying and stewardship activities. Qualifications and Experience Bachelor's degree in biology, wildlife ecology or related field required; Master's degree substitutes for one year professional experience. 3 years/seasons demonstrated expertise in bird identification and performing demographic bird surveys using rigorous protocols is required. At least two years of experience in shorebird or seabird identification and rigorous surveys is required. Demonstrated experience operating and maintaining motorboats with trailer launch in challenging nearshore marine conditions or equivalent experience in freshwater environments is a plus. Kayak paddling experience in nearshore marine or open-water conditions is required. Demonstrated success with accurate recording of field-collected data and data entry using MS Excel, MS Access, or online web portal data entry is required. Superior communication skills and demonstrated ability to work independently and with multiple stakeholder groups. Excellent judgment, problem-solving skills, and decision-making skills, one who possesses a high degree of integrity in all deliverables. Demonstrated experience working with external partners and volunteers, as well as operating and maintaining equipment including boats, ATV/UTVs, trucks and/or trailers. Must be able to lift up to 35lbs, and be able to walk up to 5 miles on beach carrying spotting scope, binoculars, and daypack. Demonstrated experience with performing field work in challenging coastal conditions year-round. Ability to think strategically and creatively, while managing multiple tasks, meeting deadlines and operating in a dynamic, fast-paced environment. Familiarity with coastal conservation lands of the Florida Panhandle a plus.
  11. SONGBIRD TECHNICIAN for Cape May long-term bird-banding operation at New Jersey Audubon’s Cape May Bird Observatory, Cape May, NJ. Cape May is one of the premier fall migration hot spots in the country. Specifically, we are hiring a songbird technician for the Cape May Bird Banding Project; 24 July through 10 November 2020. NJA fosters the application of sound scientific principles and practices to address conservation issues related to vertebrate and invertebrate fauna, and the natural habitats with which they are associated. Major Responsibilities Duties: · Site Preparation (i.e. site setup, net lane clearing) and breakdown · Site Maintenance (maintaining net lanes, net repair, etc.) · Extracting birds from mist-nets · Record data on paper datasheets daily at banding station, transfer data to Microsoft Excel datasheets weekly, and into the BBL’s program, BANDIT at the end of the season. · Writing summary reports for print and web Qualifications, Knowledge and Skills: · Mist-netting and bird banding experience in a high-volume banding station necessary (>5,000 birds/season) · Bird extraction experience using the body-grasp method required · Familiarity with bird migration and strong background identifying passerines, near-passerines, raptors and marsh birds by sight. · Strong computer skills (Microsoft Office) to fulfill the job requirements; Proficiency with MS Excel and BANDIT essential · Careful data collecting skills a must. · Willingness to work irregular hours under sometimes difficult field conditions. · Punctual with excellent organizational, time and project management skills with the ability to manage multiple projects, shifting priorities and meet deadlines. · Excellent interpersonal and leadership skills with the ability to relate to and motivate a diverse range of people, exercise cultural inclusion and accept direction and constructive feedback. · Motivated self-starter with capacity to work productively in a team setting with the ability to demonstrate initiative and a positive attitude. · Strong professionalism and work ethic with the ability to exercise discretion and maintain confidentiality. · Ability to lift and carry 25 lbs. and walk on uneven terrain. · All applicants must have access to a vehicle, and a valid, clean driver’s license. Start Date: 24 July 2020 End Date: 10 November 2020 Salary: commensurate with experience Housing provided in a bunkhouse environment. Application Deadline: April 23, 2020. Qualified individuals may apply by emailing cover letter of interest, resume, and three references as a single PDF document (including email and phone contact info) to hr.research@njaudubon.org Please indicate “Songbird Tech” in the subject line to insure your application is properly directed. We are committed to building a diverse team and strongly encourage all qualified professionals to apply. The New Jersey Audubon Society is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, age, national origin, ethnic background, disability or any other characteristic protected by law
  12. EXPERIENCED SONGBIRD BANDERS for Cape May long-term bird-banding operation at New Jersey Audubon’s Cape May Bird Observatory, Cape May, NJ. Cape May is one of the premier fall migration hot spots in the country. Specifically, we are hiring 2 Experienced Songbird Banders for the Cape May Bird Banding Project for 24 July to approximately 10 November. NJA fosters the application of sound scientific principles and practices to address conservation issues related to vertebrate and invertebrate fauna, and the natural habitats with which they are associated. Major Responsibilities Duties: · Daily operation of banding station at The Nature Conservancy’s South Cape May Meadows. · Follow strict protocols for daily operations including go/no-go situations. · Site Preparation (i.e. site setup, net lane clearing) and breakdown · Site Maintenance (maintaining net lanes, net repair, etc.) · Extracting birds from mist-nets · Identify, band, weigh, age, sex, and measure all species captured in mistnets. · Record data on paper datasheets daily at banding station, transfer data to Microsoft Excel datasheets weekly, and into the BBL’s program, BANDIT at the end of the season. · Provide end of season summary report for NJ Audubon publications in timely manner to receive final payment. Qualifications, Knowledge and Skills: · Mist-netting and bird banding experience in a high-volume banding station necessary (>5,000 birds/season) · Experience aging species based on molt, and using Pyle guide required. · Familiarity with bird migration and strong background identifying passerines, near-passerines, raptors and marsh birds by sight. · Strong computer skills – (Microsoft Office) to fulfill the job requirements; Proficiency with MS Excel and BANDIT essential · Careful data collecting skills a must. · Willingness to work irregular hours under sometimes difficult field conditions. · Punctual with excellent organizational, time and project management skills with the ability to manage multiple projects, shifting priorities and meet deadlines. · Excellent communication skills and experience managing volunteers required. · Excellent interpersonal and leadership skills with the ability to relate to and motivate a diverse range of people, exercise cultural inclusion and accept direction and constructive feedback. · Motivated self-starter with capacity to work productively in a team setting with the ability to demonstrate initiative and a positive attitude. · Strong professionalism and work ethic with the ability to exercise discretion and maintain confidentiality. · Ability to lift and carry 25 lbs. and walk on uneven terrain. · All applicants must have access to a vehicle, and a valid, clean driver’s license. Start Date: July 24, 2020 End Date: November 10, 2020 Salary: $1,600-2,000/month, depending on experience Housing provided in a bunkhouse environment. Application Deadline: April 23, 2020. Qualified individuals may apply by emailing cover letter of interest, resume, and three references as a single PDF document (including email and phone contact info) to hr.research@njaudubon.org Please indicate “Bander” in the subject line to insure your application is properly directed. We are committed to building a diverse team and strongly encourage all qualified professionals to apply. The New Jersey Audubon Society is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, age, national origin, ethnic background, disability or any other characteristic protected by law
  13. Description We are seeking a highly motivated, seasonal research technician to conduct avian point counts for birds in restored pine-woodland forests in the Missouri Ozarks from mid-May through July 2020. Housing and work vehicle will be provided. Primary responsibilities include conducting avian point counts and vegetation collection in the Mark Twain National Forest. The technician will work closely with and be supervised by another permanent technician. Data gathering, entry, and management skills will be required. The position requires early, long and irregular hours under remote and adverse conditions (heat, rain, mosquitoes, etc.). Individuals will be required to work alone and in groups. The surrounding area offers exceptional outdoor recreation opportunities (hiking, fishing, camping, Ozark stream paddling). Salary: $15/hr Qualifications At a minimum, candidates should be enrolled in a Wildlife, Ecology, Biology, or a related undergraduate program. Candidates must also be in good physical condition to traverse rough and rugged terrain. Preferred candidates will have field experience with avian point counts and will be able to demonstrate experience in identifying birds by sight and sound. To apply, email letter of interest, resume, and contact information for at least two references to: Dr. Thomas Bonnot School of Natural Resources University of Missouri, Columbia, MO 65211. Email: bonnott@missouri.edu We will begin reviewing applications immediately. We will continue taking applications until the position is filled.
  14. The cytoskeleton is a permanent construction site consisting of protein filaments that are continually lengthening and shortening in a dynamic process. Through these remodeling processes, the cell can change its shape and even move to a new location. In this way, it guides fundamental processes, such as cell division and differentiation, and processes at a higher level in the organism, such as embryonic development and wound healing. If something goes wrong at the cytoskeletal construction site—e.g., if protein filaments undergo remodeling at the wrong place or time—it could lead to diseases. Such an error in spatio-temporal control is also the reason why metastatic cancer cells migrate in the body. View the full article
  15. A lot can happen in a year. Browse some of the most important advances in bird conservation science that happened over 2019: part of the yearly update to our flagship publication, State of the World’s Birds.View the full article
  16. Corvus Ecological Consulting, LLC (CEC) is a fully-insured, independently owned biological consulting firm located in Flagstaff Arizona. We are a registered contractor with the California Secretary of State and perform work throughout the southwest, including California and Nevada. CEC is a registered small business through the System for Award Management (SAM). We are currently seeking résumés from individuals who hold a current USFWS Endangered Species Act section 10(a)(1)(A) endangered species permit to conduct Southwestern Willow Flycatcher (Empidonax traillii extimus) surveys for a project to conduct protocol level surveys in Mesquite, Nevada in 2020. This work is for the current year only at this time. Please only biologists who have the necessary permits should contact us at this time. Please include a copy of your current permit, résumé, and salary requirements. Send a cover letter, copy of your permit, résumé, and salary requirements to jobs@corvusecological.com
  17. The comments (attached here) filed by the Ornithological Council pertain to the NEPA Scoping notice and not the actual proposed regulation. That proposed regulation comprises policy only; it does not entail any scientific information or analysis. As an organization representing scientific societies, the Ornithological Council focuses on the scientific components of matters involving government or private decisions that affect wild birds. Therefore, the Ornithological Council opted instead to comment on the environmental analysis mandated under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). The "scoping notice" is a request by the agency to the public to identify issues that should be covered. The comments submitted by the Ornithological Council elucidate the scientific basis for an objection to the adequacy of the environmental assessment. The Ornithological Council, as a consortium of scientific societies, can explain how impacts on wild populations are assessed.When the inevitable lawsuit(s) challenging the adequacy of the environmental impact statement done by the USFWS are filed, any judge should be able to use these comments as a blueprint to determine if the environmental impact statement was adequate. As should be evident from the text of the comments, it is virtually impossible to make an adequate assessment of the impacts because for many species, the data simply don't exist or are insufficient. If a court determines that the environmental impact statement is inadequate, the agency must re-do the assessment, which, in this case, could easily take years. Background: What is a NEPA scoping notice and why does it matter? NEPA - the National Environmental Policy Act - requires agencies to assess the impact of their proposed decisions and actions. They don't actually have to DO anything different as a result of the analysis. It is often called a toothless law for that reason. But the hope was that formally assessing the potential impacts and considering the alternatives (required only if it is determined that there is likely to be a significant impact) would cause agencies to avoid really bad decisions and do what they could to mitigate. And that NEPA process starts with what is called a SCOPING NOTICE. The agency goes out to the public and asks "what should we consider in making this assessment?" OCComments-MBTA-IT-NEPAScoping-2020-Submitted.pdf
  18. The Ornithological Council is one of several organizations that has been consulting to the designers/programmers contracted by APHIS Veterinary Services to design a new online permit system. It is called the VS Permitting Assistant. It is not in and of itself the permit application system, which is known as e-permits. It is a guidance system to help you identify if you need a permit and if so, which permit. You would then go to the existing e-permits system to apply. PLEASE REFRAIN FROM USING IT AT THIS TIME. The Ornithological Council has reviewed it and it is faulty in myriad ways, the most serious of these being that it tells you that you don't need a permit - when, in fact, you absolutely, positively need a permit. The Ornithological Council is communicating with NIES on an urgent basis because if you use this thing now, you are going to get inaccurate results and if you rely on those results, you will show up at the border without the required permits. If you need help with import permits and the increasingly complex import process - for any agency, be it USFWS, APHIS, CDC, and CBP - please contact the Ornithological Council for assistance.
  19. Dates: Flexible, but expected to start July 15th and end by October 31st. Salary: $1600/month; field housing and work vehicle provided. Project Description: Seeking a highly motivated field technician to assist with mist netting, insect trapping, fruit surveys, and vegetation surveys approximately July 15th to October 31st. The technician will participate in a project assessing the impacts of spotted wing drosophila (Drosophila suzukii Matsumura, SWD), a nonnative invasive insect pest of fruiting plants, on forest bird communities. SWD causes extensive damage to vital fruit resources, which could have dramatic consequences for fruit-consuming wildlife, especially frugivorous birds. Field work will be conducted at Allegheny National Forest (ANF) in northwestern Pennsylvania. Daily work will consist of early mornings and require extensive walking on hot summer days with little cover through dense, difficult-to-traverse vegetation. The ideal applicant will need to be physically fit, able to work long days, flexible with day-to-day tasks, and comfortable working both with others and independently. While the applicant will work closely with the grad student leading the project, they will need to run nets, extract birds, and band birds without supervision. The ideal applicant will also bring a positive attitude, a hard work ethic, and enthusiasm for avian ecology research. In addition to early and long days, the applicant can expect to work an irregular work week, 5 days per week (including at least some weekends), with days off for inclement weather. Housing and field vehicle will be on-site and provided through the project, though cell service and internet might be limited. Primary Duties: · Set up mist-nets, conduct net runs, and extract birds safely and quickly · Band, age, and sex birds, and collect multiple morphological measurements · Conduct fruiting plant surveys following mist-netting · Prepare, erect, and collect fruit fly traps · Conduct vegetation surveys simultaneous with fruit surveys · Additional Duties may include data entry and data proofing, processing fruit samples for parasitism by SWD, and sorting adult fly samples from fly traps Qualifications: · Previous experience mist netting, banding, and ageing/sexing birds · Ability to identify eastern U.S. bird species (especially during migration) · Possess a Bachelor of Science degree in wildlife science, ecology, natural resources, or a similar field · Comfortable working in a remote outdoor setting · Valid driver’s license with a clean driving record · Northeastern fruiting plant species ID skills and experience with taking bird measurements are also highly desirable. To apply, please email 1) a cover letter outlining relevant work experiences with mist netting passerines in forest ecosystems, 2) resume/CV, and 3) contact information for 3 references to Dan Roche at dpr0008@mix.wvu.edu. Applications will be reviewed as received.
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  21. Many millions of homeowners use feeders to attract birds. But a two-year study suggests there may be one unintended consequence to this popular hobby. Bird feed mixtures may be helping to spread troublesome weeds that threaten agricultural crops. View the full article
  22. Despite considerable effort, and some wonderful success stories, it is widely acknowledged that global conservation targets to reverse declines in biodiversity and halt species extinctions by 2020 will not be met. View the full article
  23. Researchers of the University of Groningen and the Max Planck Institute have found that starlings sleep five hours less per night during the summer. Compared to winter, the birds take more mid-day naps and live under higher sleep pressure. During full-moon nights, starlings sleep around two hours less than usual. The findings of the study were published in the journal Current Biology on 19 March. View the full article
  24. Job Description: Pending final approval from USDA, approximately 2.5+ years of funding will be available at the UNIVERSITY OF DELAWARE'S (UD) Department of Entomology and Wildlife Ecology for a graduate research assistant (M.S. or Ph.D.). The student will help conduct research on a multidisciplinary project to better quantify waterfowl (dabbling duck and geese) daily movement patterns on the Delaware/Maryland Peninsula and build a near-real-time waterfowl mapping web application for Avian Influenza Virus (AIV) surveillance to improve food security in commercial poultry in the Mid-Atlantic. This research will occur in collaboration with the University of California-Davis and USGS. Project objectives include 1) collecting and analyzing fine scale GPS telemetry data of waterfowl movement and distributions in relationship to landscape variable, 2) connecting and predicting waterfowl movement patterns with weather surveillance radar and other remote-sensing data, 3) sampling water, sediment, and waterfowl for AIV, 4) testing for correlation between AIV and waterfowl distributions, and 5) building a near-real-time waterfowl mapping web application. Additionally, we encourage the student to focus on any component/s of the project for their own thesis/dissertation research. This is a great opportunity to engage in cutting-edge radar aeroecology research in the area of One Health within a top-notch Wildlife program. The student will be co-advised by DR. JEFF BULER and DR. CHRIS WILLIAMS within UD’s Aeroecology (https://sites.udel.edu/aeroecologyprogram/) and Waterfowl and Upland Gamebird programs (http://canr.udel.edu/faculty/williams-chris/). Salary: Stipend will be ~$28,000 per year plus a tuition-waiver and reduced cost health benefits. Qualifications: Qualified applicants should have a B.S. in Zoology or Wildlife Ecology, a minimum 3.2/4.0 GPA, and a minimum combined math/verbal GRE score of 300. Experience with GIS, telemetry, and R is preferred. Additionally, we seek candidates with prior experience/knowledge in one or more areas of waterfowl ecology, avian disease ecology, poultry science, or radar aeroecology. This work will involve a mix of some fieldwork and mostly computer work (possibly lab work if so desired). Therefore, it is critical that a successful applicant have a penchant for quantitative data analysis and computer modeling of large remotely-sensed datasets. Apply: Send a cover letter outlining experience and research interests, curriculum vitae, unofficial copies of university transcripts and GRE scores, and contact information for three references to both via a joint email to DR. JEFF BULER jbuler@udel.edu and DR. CHRIS WILLIAMS ckwillia@udel.edu. Phone: 302-831-1306 (JB) or 302-831-4592 (CW) Start date: September 1, 2020. Application Deadline: April 30, 2020 but search will remain open until suitable candidate is found.
  25. Now Hiring: Part-time Bird Removal Technician in multiple locations Do you enjoy the thrill of the chase? Would you like to get paid for doing something you enjoy as much as a hobby? . Come join us and catch birds. Becoming a Bird Removal Technician is not an easy task! Hundreds of candidates apply, only one person makes the cut. Are you up for the challenge? The person filling this role needs to: Be a problem solver Have a thirst for knowledge Have an appreciation for wildlife and nature Love challenging work Enjoy having a story to tell Like travelling for work Love new adventures and challenging work Job Details: Remote position Set your own schedule Many of our technicians earn $1000-$1500 per month During each job you get to employ your strategy to capture birds Help our customer solve their food safety problem Work in diverse settings ranging from small stores to large distribution centers We provide training of our patented capture process Meridian supplies all gear needed which is easily transported in a car PT Smart MEC (Minimum Essential Coverage) available Our diverse workforce includes many backgrounds such as: hunters, trappers, wildlife & outdoor enthusiasts, chemists, biologists, recent college graduates, retired professionals, veterans, and artists. Interested Job Applicants please go to: Meridian Bird Removal Jobs For more information about our company's core values, this position, and other interesting facts about Meridian Bird Removal, please visit our website: www.meridianbirdremoval.com
  26. DUE TO CORONAVIRUS TRAVEL RESTRICTIONS: ONLY APPLICANTS RESIDING IN SWEDEN We are seeking two volunteers to help us collect breeding and behavioural data in a population of pied flycatchers (Ficedula hypoleuca) in south Sweden next spring 2020 (estimated start April 20th 2020 – end of June). This population of pied flycatchers is monitored for Conservation Ecology research by the University of Groningen (Netherlands). Our research investigates whether differences between populations in life history traits are determined by genes or environment. For this, we have created an experimental “common garden” of wild birds of different genetic origins. Arrival timing, timing of breeding, reproduction, migration timing and wintering sites are all measured through nestbox monitoring, adult catching, and geolocator tracking. The volunteer positions will be embedded in an international research team consisting of a PhD and MSc students. Duties include intensive nest monitoring, bird handling (ringing, measuring), mist netting, behavioral observations (identification by colour rings), setting up experimental equipment, data entry and data management. Qualifications Candidates should preferably have a BSc in Biology or a related field and ideally have proven experience with bird handling and/or behavioural observations in the field. Candidates should be highly motivated, willing to work independently, well organized, and a valid drivers’ license is a plus. Field work will involve long hours and work in the weekend while still maintaining a positive attitude. We will provide housing in the lovely field site in Skåne, Sweden. Contact Applications will be accepted until the position is filled and should include (1) a statement that highlights relevant experience, and (2) a short resume or CV and contact information for references (up to 2). Send applications to: Koosje Lamers (email: k.p.lamers@rug.nl). For more information about the lab visit: (URL: http://www.rug.nl/research/institute-evolutionary-life-sciences/ceg/).
  27. COVID-19 Statement Organizers of NAOC 2020 continue to monitor developments related to the COVID-19 (coronavirus disease) outbreak and potential impact on global travel to Puerto Rico. We are tracking information provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and World Health Organization to guide our action, as well as the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases. Decisions about the conference will be based on the recommendations of these organizations and will be made in partnership with the societies participating in NAOC. At this time, our hope is that the meeting will not be disrupted, but we are considering multiple alternative options depending on how events unfold over the next few months and we will keep you updated as we learn more. Ultimately, the health and safety of our attendees, staff, vendors, and the people of Puerto Rico are our foremost concern. We encourage registrants to bookmark this page to check for any status changes in advance of the conference. Anyone wishing to cancel their registration may request a full refund. Submit refund requests via this Google form. Please allow up to two weeks for your refund request to be processed. Los organizadores de NAOC 2020 siguen vigilando los acontecimientos relacionados con el brote de COVID-19 (enfermedad coronavirus) y su posible impacto en los viajes mundiales a Puerto Rico. Estamos siguiendo la información proporcionada por los Centros para el Control y la Prevención de Enfermedades y la Organización Mundial de la Salud para orientar nuestra acción, así como la Fundación de Enfermedades Infecciosas. Las decisiones sobre la conferencia se basarán en las recomendaciones de estas organizaciones y se hará en asociación con las sociedades que participan en la NAOC. En este momento, nuestra esperanza es que la reunión no se verá impactada pero estamos considerando múltiples opciones alternativas dependiendo de cómo se desarrollen los acontecimientos en los próximos meses y les mantendremos informados a medida que sepamos más. En última instancia, la salud y la seguridad de nuestros asistentes, personal, proveedores y el pueblo de Puerto Rico son nuestra principal preocupación. Recomendamos a los inscriptos a que marquen esta página para comprobar cualquier cambio de estado antes de la conferencia. Cualquier persona que desee cancelar su inscripción puede solicitar un reembolso completo. Envíe las solicitudes de reembolso a través de este formulario de Google. Por favor, espere hasta dos semanas para que su solicitud de reembolso sea procesada. https://naocbirds.org/covid-19-statement/
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