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  2. Thought this opportunity to for faculty/post-docs might be of interest. 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. 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. The applicant(s) will be the faculty or senior scientist 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: Addressing increasing visitor use by integrating social science and resource stewardship Enhancing ocean and coastal resource stewardship Embracing collaborative conservation at the landscape scale. More information here: https://www.nps.gov/nature/conway.htm
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  4. 19th – 26th August 2019. Powdermill Nature Reserve Powdermill Nature Reserve is pleased to announce that we will be holding an Advanced Ornithological Techniques Course for Latin Americans the 19th – 26th of August. Topics include best banding practices, ageing birds via molt limits, Motus Wildlife Tracking systems, molecular identification of diet and gut microflora, ecological impacts of frugivorous birds, bioacoustics, and utility of museum specimens for ecological research. Most of the course will be in English with Spanish-speaking instructors participating throughout its duration. The majority of time will be spent in the field with live birds, and these sessions will be complemented with afternoon presentations and discussions. Participants will gain hands on experience ageing birds, applying nanotags, and assembling automated receiving (i.e., Motus) stations. This course is an excellent primer for NABC (North American Banding Council) Bander Certification as we will cover banding ethics, banding methodology, molt terminology, and use of the Pyle Guide. A full syllabus of the course can be found here: https://tinyurl.com/yynmtbc7 Powdermill Nature Reserve (PNR), the field station of the Carnegie Museum of Natural History, is located in the beautiful mountains of Western Pennsylvania near the town of Rector. The course is grant-funded, free to Latin Americans, and includes $500 USD to defray travel expenses. Food and housing will be provided throughout the entirety of the course. Participants are expected to arrange their own flights to and from the Pittsburgh International Airport for arrival on August 19th and departure on August 27th. Transportation to and from the airport will be provided. Two internships are available for participants interested in receiving additional training and preparation for a NABC Certification session to be held October 4th - 6th. Housing and a living stipend will be provided August 27th through October 6th. Participants will be accepted by application only. To apply, please send your resume and a letter of interest explaining how you will use this course to further your ornithological research to LindsayA@carnegiemnh.org by the 3rd June 2019.
  5. The search by Requisition ID does not appear to work, and I cannot find any job postings matching this description on Tetra Tech's careers site. I was forwarded this job posting on Tetra Tech's site before it was taken down a few days ago, leaving me with an unsubmitted draft application.
  6. Job Description: Sagehen Creek Field Station is a research and teaching facility of the University of California at Berkeley. The station is located 12-miles north of Truckee, CA. For more information about Sagehen please visit our website: sagehen.ucnrs.org We are looking for 1 experienced bander to help conduct IBP MAPS banding operations within the Sagehen Experimental Forest, 8.5-miles north of Truckee, CA. Sagehen banding in 2019 is a single transect of 10 nets, with moderate bird volume. We provide all banding equipment, but successful candidate should provide their personal field equipment such as binoculars, spotting scopes, smartphone, water bottle, pack, etc. Primary duties will include 1) net and banding station set-up 2) extraction of birds from mist nets, 3) bird identification, assessment, aging, 4) data management, 5) clearing net lanes and maintaining equipment, and 6) public interface. There is also opportunity to do applied bird research at Sagehen, using MAPS and point count monitoring data that began in the 1960’s. This data is integrated into land management, wildfire prescriptions, conservation, volunteer, and education programs. We love applicants who wish to contribute to wildland conservation through applied research as well as research-based education. Requirements: Banders are responsible for their own transportation to and from the station. Successful candidates must have experience in catching and handling birds, including extensive experience in mist netting. Strong background in western songbird and woodpecker identification, ageing, and sexing (> 1000 preferred). Meticulous record keeping. Training volunteers, providing public banding demonstrations. Our station hosts many visitors including student groups and members of the public. Applicants must be prepared to occasionally interact with small groups or individuals while conducting banding operations. Willing to work outdoors in inclement weather with prompt arrival for work each day. Not required, but desirable: Ability to identify local birds by sound for daily census. North American Banding Council certification. Federal Banding Permit (to occasionally fill in for the Bander-In-Charge). Able to enter and proof data, complete detailed banding report using Bandit Software, Word, and Excel or equivalents Current First Aid certification. Compensation: $25 per hour, possibly more for highly qualified candidate. This position carries no benefits. Free accommodation at the field station can be provided on banding days (rustic shared bunkhouse or your own tent or trailer/RV). The station has shared bathhouses and kitchen, running hot and cold water, washing machines, electricity and internet. Duration: 2019 Sagehen MAPS banding will require 7 banding sessions of approx. 6.5-hours each. There will be 2-3 sessions per month between early June and early August. This is a repeating annual position that can involve up to 18 banding days per season. Work Schedule: Net set-up begins at 6:00am. Tear down and clean-up finishes before 1:00pm. To Apply: Send a resume ASAP with cover letter highlighting banding and extraction experience to ffelix@berkeley.edu. The most qualified candidates will have a phone interview. For questions contact Faerthen Felix at the email above.
  7. Job Description: Three volunteer field assistants are needed for four months from approximately Sep. 1, 2019 to Dec. 23, 2019 for a study of the social and reproductive behavior of satin bowerbirds in Queensland, Australia. Male satin bowerbirds court females by dancing at courtship arenas called bowers, which they decorate with colorful objects including feathers, plastic, and flowers. The research will focus on monitoring interactions at bowers and quantifying courtship displays. The assistant will enjoy fantastic wildlife viewing opportunities (wallabies, kookaburra, echidnas, etc.) and hiking opportunities on their day off. Room and board will be provided; however, assistants must provide their own airfare to and from Brisbane, Australia. Qualifications: The study site is rugged, and stinging trees, paralysis ticks, feral pigs, and venomous snakes are common. Applicants must be able to hike rough areas off-trail, navigate treefalls, and maintain a positive and energetic attitude despite long hours in variable weather conditions (typically cold and wet). Encounters with the general public are common. Cell phone reception is limited, and assistants will often work alone in the field. Duties include bower searching and monitoring with video cameras, assisting with bird trapping and banding, counting bower decorations, and data entry. Previous experience with handling wild birds and re-sighting color bands is highly desired. Work schedules and duties may vary, so flexibility is critical. This experience is most appropriate for applicants with previous field experience and interested in a career in behavioral ecology. # of Positions: 3 Application Instructions: Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until position is filled. To apply, please send a cover letter detailing interests and previous experience as well as dates of availability, a CV, and a list of 3 references to LIZ BERGEN (EM: elb254 AT cornell.edu). Please feel free to inquire with any questions pertinent to the application process or on the project in general.
  8. http://www.clemson.edu/science/departments/biosci/ Clemson University: College of Science: Biological Sciences Location Clemson University - Clemson, SC Open Date May 3, 2019 Description The Department of Biological Sciences at Clemson University is seeking a full-time, 9-month Lecturer in Vertebrate Organismal Biology, Ecology and/or Evolution to begin Fall 2019 who will contribute innovative teaching and student-centered learning in our BA and BS degrees in Biological Sciences and online MS in Biological Sciences. This is a renewable, non-tenure track position with opportunity for promotion. Salary level will be commensurate with education and experience and a benefits package is included. Undergraduate teaching responsibilities will include lecture and lab courses such as vertebrate biology, behavioral ecology, evolution, and/or other courses and labs within the candidate's area(s) of expertise. Teaching in the online MS program will include ecology, evolution, and/or animal biology. There are summer salary opportunities available for teaching on-campus, online, or study abroad classes. The Department supports faculty development at all ranks, and promotion through instructional ranks will be expected for this renewable position. For more information about the department, visit the Department’s website at http://www.clemson.edu/science/departments/biosci/. The Department is committed to building a culturally diverse faculty and strongly encourages applications from women and under-represented groups. Qualifications Successful candidates will have a Ph.D. in biological sciences or a related discipline at the time of appointment. Ideal candidates will demonstrate successful experience teaching university-level biology lecture and laboratory courses, as well as strong interest in online teaching and undergraduate study abroad experiences. Application Instructions Applicants should submit the following items through http://apply.interfolio.com/63040: (1) cover letter, (2) curriculum vitae, (3) statement of teaching philosophy, experience, and interests, (4) course evaluations or other evidence of past teaching performance, (5) statement describing teaching strategies currently used or planned to use to foster diversity and inclusion, and (6) names and contact information for three professional references. Inquiries should be directed to BiolSci@clemson.edu. For full consideration, applications should be submitted by May 29, 2019. Review will continue until the position is filled. To apply: https://apply.interfolio.com/63040
  9. Apply online: https://recruiting.ultipro.com/SCI1003/JobBoard/c166f9af-3e28-a8e2-590c-1b51cbf69a53/OpportunityDetail?opportunityId=18390ba8-99e2-4357-a0f7-069694c033bd Imagine yourself here. Be a part of something great at Science Museum of Minnesota. The Science Museum of Minnesota seeks an ornithologist for the Barbara Brown Chair of Ornithology, the department director and curator for the Biology Department in our Science Division, to lead the museum’s biology program and discoveries. The museum’s research spans the fields of anthropology, biology, paleontology and watershed research. The Science Museum strives to create an inclusive, equity-based institution that empowers people to change the world through science. Museum scientists work with exhibit and program developers to engage with the public through educational programming and exhibits. They work with other museum scientists and a large, highly-trained volunteer corps. The museum has strong local public support with state of the art research and collections facilities. The ideal candidate’s experience will involve field-based biological research. Successful candidates will have a proven research program and an established record of accomplishment of publication and funding; will be a phenomenal public speaker and will regularly engage the public and media. The Barbara Brown Chair of Ornithology will lead the biology program as the Biology Department Director and Curator. As Director, this position will manage and monitor department operations to provide the vision and leadership to advance the goals of the division and the museum. Click here to learn more about the Science Division and the Science Museum of Minnesota. Work Environment: Ability to work in office, museum, lab and fieldwork settings. Potential for overnight fieldwork. Job Duties & Responsibilities: Develop long-range plans for the department, division and the institution. Curate and Manage the Biology Collection with a focus on Ornithology. Identify ways to improve collections management and care. Increase access and value of the collection. Conduct ornithological research and add to our scholarly understanding of the ornithology collections. Develop collaborative relationships with academic and museum researchers and other museum professionals. Communicate research to the field through presentations and peer-reviewed publications. Manage fieldwork and collecting expeditions. Plan, fund, and execute field research, including focused collecting, with an emphasis on the museum's three statements on evolution, climate change, and equity and inclusion. Writes or contributes to the writing of technical papers and articles on research results. Lead and supervise department staff, including volunteers. Collaborate across the museum and with external stakeholders developing unique and highly rated programs emphasizing the museum's three statements on evolution, climate change, and equity and inclusion. Promote biology projects and collections to a wide audience including the public, potential donors, scholars, and educators. Participate in public outreach activities particularly with statewide birding organizations. Encourage departmental staff to participate in outreach opportunities. Work with SMM colleagues to develop biology exhibits and programs. Direct and administer biology-related programs and initiatives. Lead the department’s fiscal responsibility as cost center manager through monitoring budgets and spending. Develop and submit grant applications to fund research and fieldwork. Cultivate donors and other funders to expand funding for the biology department, collections, and associated programs. Perform other related duties as assigned. Minimum Qualifications: PhD in a biology with a focus in ornithology or related field. Experience working with the public, leading an ornithology research program, managing collections and field research. Knowledge of museum professional standards in collections management including development and implementation of collections policies and procedures. Applied knowledge of government regulations and legal requirements and experience with compliance measures. Preferred Qualifications: Postdoctoral experience is recommended. Cultural competency and experience working with diverse communities. Willingness to be open and respectful of all backgrounds. Fluency in language(s) other than English valued. The starting date of the position is flexible. The job duties describe the general nature and level of work assigned to this position and is not an exhaustive list. For some positions, detailed procedures may be outlined in supplemental documents. We exist to turn on the science and inspire learning, inform policy and improve lives. We envision a world in which all people have the power to use science to make lives better. We value science as an essential literacy and strive for inclusion inside and out so that our museum and our people reflect and respond to the diverse needs and cultures of our community. It is the museum’s policy and practice to hire and promote qualified job seekers from a variety of backgrounds and experiences. We offer benefit packages for full-time and part-time employees. Apply online: https://recruiting.ultipro.com/SCI1003/JobBoard/c166f9af-3e28-a8e2-590c-1b51cbf69a53/OpportunityDetail?opportunityId=18390ba8-99e2-4357-a0f7-069694c033bd
  10. Apply online: https://recruiting.ultipro.com/SCI1003/JobBoard/c166f9af-3e28-a8e2-590c-1b51cbf69a53/OpportunityDetail?opportunityId=18390ba8-99e2-4357-a0f7-069694c033bd Imagine yourself here. Be a part of something great at Science Museum of Minnesota. The Science Museum of Minnesota seeks an ornithologist for the Barbara Brown Chair of Ornithology, the department director and curator for the Biology Department in our Science Division, to lead the museum’s biology program and discoveries. The museum’s research spans the fields of anthropology, biology, paleontology and watershed research. The Science Museum strives to create an inclusive, equity-based institution that empowers people to change the world through science. Museum scientists work with exhibit and program developers to engage with the public through educational programming and exhibits. They work with other museum scientists and a large, highly-trained volunteer corps. The museum has strong local public support with state of the art research and collections facilities. The ideal candidate’s experience will involve field-based biological research. Successful candidates will have a proven research program and an established record of accomplishment of publication and funding; will be a phenomenal public speaker and will regularly engage the public and media. The Barbara Brown Chair of Ornithology will lead the biology program as the Biology Department Director and Curator. As Director, this position will manage and monitor department operations to provide the vision and leadership to advance the goals of the division and the museum. Click here to learn more about the Science Division and the Science Museum of Minnesota. Work Environment: Ability to work in office, museum, lab and fieldwork settings. Potential for overnight fieldwork. Job Duties & Responsibilities: Develop long-range plans for the department, division and the institution. Curate and Manage the Biology Collection with a focus on Ornithology. Identify ways to improve collections management and care. Increase access and value of the collection. Conduct ornithological research and add to our scholarly understanding of the ornithology collections. Develop collaborative relationships with academic and museum researchers and other museum professionals. Communicate research to the field through presentations and peer-reviewed publications. Manage fieldwork and collecting expeditions. Plan, fund, and execute field research, including focused collecting, with an emphasis on the museum's three statements on evolution, climate change, and equity and inclusion. Writes or contributes to the writing of technical papers and articles on research results. Lead and supervise department staff, including volunteers. Collaborate across the museum and with external stakeholders developing unique and highly rated programs emphasizing the museum's three statements on evolution, climate change, and equity and inclusion. Promote biology projects and collections to a wide audience including the public, potential donors, scholars, and educators. Participate in public outreach activities particularly with statewide birding organizations. Encourage departmental staff to participate in outreach opportunities. Work with SMM colleagues to develop biology exhibits and programs. Direct and administer biology-related programs and initiatives. Lead the department’s fiscal responsibility as cost center manager through monitoring budgets and spending. Develop and submit grant applications to fund research and fieldwork. Cultivate donors and other funders to expand funding for the biology department, collections, and associated programs. Perform other related duties as assigned. Minimum Qualifications: PhD in a biology with a focus in ornithology or related field. Experience working with the public, leading an ornithology research program, managing collections and field research. Knowledge of museum professional standards in collections management including development and implementation of collections policies and procedures. Applied knowledge of government regulations and legal requirements and experience with compliance measures. Preferred Qualifications: Postdoctoral experience is recommended. Cultural competency and experience working with diverse communities. Willingness to be open and respectful of all backgrounds. Fluency in language(s) other than English valued. The starting date of the position is flexible. The job duties describe the general nature and level of work assigned to this position and is not an exhaustive list. For some positions, detailed procedures may be outlined in supplemental documents. We exist to turn on the science and inspire learning, inform policy and improve lives. We envision a world in which all people have the power to use science to make lives better. We value science as an essential literacy and strive for inclusion inside and out so that our museum and our people reflect and respond to the diverse needs and cultures of our community. It is the museum’s policy and practice to hire and promote qualified job seekers from a variety of backgrounds and experiences. We offer benefit packages for full-time and part-time employees. Apply online: https://recruiting.ultipro.com/SCI1003/JobBoard/c166f9af-3e28-a8e2-590c-1b51cbf69a53/OpportunityDetail?opportunityId=18390ba8-99e2-4357-a0f7-069694c033bd
  11. Every year, bald and golden eagles are killed when they inadvertently fly into wind turbine blades. One possible way to prevent these deaths is to chase the birds away with acoustic signals—sound. To determine what types of sounds are most effective in deterring the birds, researchers at the University of Minnesota and their colleagues tested the behavioral responses of bald eagles to a battery of both natural and synthetic acoustic stimuli. View the full article
  12. DEFENDERS OF WILDLIFE POSITION DESCRIPTION JOB TITLE: Director of Information Technology GRADE: 29 SALARY: Up to $105,000 FLSA: Exempt DIVISION/SITE: Headquarters, Washington DC DEPARTMENT: Operations REPORTS TO: Senior Vice President, Operations LAST REVISED: May 2019 Basic Summary: Under the general direction of the SVP, Operations, the Director of Information Technology is responsible for planning, organizing and directing the information technology, communications and information services needs of the organization. In addition, the incumbent is responsible for the management of staff, contractors, suppliers, and consultants who provide technical services and support to the organization in the headquarters office and field offices. The Director of Information Technology is responsible for the stability, performance and security of the networked systems and applications for all staff and consultants, including the field offices and remote staff, and headquarters staff on travel. Defenders has standardized its primary infrastructure around the Microsoft Office 365 cloud environment (Outlook/OneDrive/SharePoint/Skype, etc.). The Director will oversee the development and acquisition of new software and hardware as well as the modification and enhancement of existing systems and oversee support/maintenance on these systems. They will also oversee staff responsible for tier 1 PC user support as well as the system engineering support functions for server applications, digital properties, network, and telecommunications systems. The Director may also be responsible for the research and development of recommendations to the SVP of the organization’s overall information systems business needs. They serve as a strategic partner to ensure technical resources are deployed in support of the organization’s strategic plan and conservation priorities; supports the SVP in coordinating organization-wide information systems planning; and ensures that mid- to long-term plans are prioritized and consistent with resource constraints. Essential Duties and Responsibilities: · Information Technology Leadership o Hands on technical manager helps the IT team trouble shoot wide ranging technology issues and provide clear direction on solutions. o Oversee user account management; activation and close out procedures. o Provide technical assistance to staff members. Provide training as needed for all users to ensure the productive use of existing and new systems. o Manage disaster recovery/business continuity planning for DOW data and IT properties; develop and maintain routine backup and recovery test plans. Oversee vendors performing specialized technical tasks. o Develop and ensure the integrity of the IT infrastructure and architecture through a thorough review of requests for hardware and software. With SVP, make decisions regarding outsourcing vs. in-house provisioning of IT services and skills; make other recommendations, as appropriate, on alternative system options. The Director will be responsible for guiding an RFP process to upgrade the corporate telecommunications infrastructure during FY2020. o Evaluate software and makes recommendations to ensure compatibility and effectiveness. · Organization Leadership and Support o Establish and maintain written policies and procedures for the acquisition, development, and implementation of new systems and the modification of existing systems. o Establish organization-wide standards for hardware, software, and local area networks. o Oversee networking, hardware and software deployments necessary to support Field Office work and seamless connectivity with headquarters. o Establish and maintain “general use” policies for staff. o Ensure software development projects are delivered on schedule and within budget and organizational and technical requirements. o Ensure overall coordination and collaboration for all departments of the organization and field offices for any new systems planning or governance issues o Oversee the operations of organization-wide computer systems and business applications, ensuring adequate security for the organization’s critical databases. o With SVP, work to establish strategic relationships with key IT suppliers, consultants, and colleague organizations. o Collaborate with the Director, Center for Conservation Innovation to ensure capacity, infrastructure and security necessary to support the Center’s technical needs. · Staff and Process Management: o Leads the development of the annual IT capital and operating budgets and manages these budget resources throughout the year. o Ensures communication of duties and responsibilities to direct reports and monitor performance. Provide regular coaching and counseling. Identify training needs. o Develops short- and long-range operating objectives, any organizational structure changes or new staffing requirements. o Assist staff in managing competing priorities. o Perform all other related duties as assigned. Qualifications: Education: · Bachelor’s (B.A./B.S.) degree or equivalent in information systems, computer sciences, mathematics, business, or related discipline. · MCSE Certification preferred Experience: · 7-10+ years of progressively responsible broad IT management experience, with specific experience managing a dynamic staff in a non-profit organization a plus. · Demonstrated management experience supporting technical staff. · Demonstrated experience in managing all aspects of technology, including infrastructure support, software development, telecommunications, system maintenance, and Web services. · Demonstrated experience with Microsoft LAN/VLAN, PCs, Apple and Unix system administration. · Track record of successfully conceptualizing, launching and delivering multiple projects on time and within budget. Skills: · Proficient with TCP/IP network administration, management of Internet information services as well as Internet security issues. · Requires varying familiarity with these programs, devices or similar enterprise wide managed services packages or office tools: o Strong Network management skills. o Strong MS Windows active directory skills. o Proficiency with VMware, EMC SANs and Dell blade systems. o Proficiency with DNS o Experience with Web Hosting services, vendors o Experience with Backup Exec o Familiarity with Apache and Linux. o Familiarity with CISCO VoIP systems. · Strong business orientation and acumen, demonstrated ability to use IT to solve business issues while also managing costs and risks. · Dedication to a customer service orientation, demonstrated ability to listen to customer needs and gather critical business requirements to propose meaningful IT business solutions. · Strong analytical and project management skills; must be able to develop program plans. · Demonstrated ability to work independently and under pressure, with the ability to prioritize tasks to meet project deadlines. · Ability to communicate with and understand the needs of non-technical internal clients. · Ability to create and manage documented processes and procedures. 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 indeed 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, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, or any other characteristic protected by law, in all personnel actions.
  13. More than a million species are at risk of extinction according to a new report on biodiversity. But even some species that aren't considered endangered may be less safe than people think. A new study published in the Journal of Applied Ecology found that some methods for measuring a species' generation time might underestimate the likelihood that some species will die out. View the full article
  14. BirdLife has joined forces with clothing company Teemill to launch t-shirts that can be recycled into new garments when they are worn out – the first initiative of its kind in fashion history. Is this the start of a new environmentally-friendly ‘circular’ fashion era?View the full article
  15. After months of helping rehabilitate a group of lesser flamingo chicks abandoned in South Africa, the Dallas Zoo has released dozens of the birds back into the wild. View the full article
  16. Renowned for their noiseless dive, the kingfisher's iconic beak-shape has inspired the design of high speed bullet trains. Now scientists have tested beak-shape among some of the birds' 114 species found world-wide, to assess which shape is the most hydrodynamic. View the full article
  17. Registration has opened! Early registration ends August 31. Abstract submission has opened!
  18. Two Hawaiian crows, or alala, have done something momentous in the struggle to save the critically endangered species. View the full article
  19. In nature conservation and agriculture, there are two opposing views of how to combine high biodiversity and sustainable food production: Nature conservation should either be integrated into agricultural land, or segregated into protected areas in order to enable maximum yields in the food production areas. Researchers at the University of Göttingen advocate coordinated approaches that combine nature conservation and agricultural production in sustainably managed landscapes. The results have been published in the journal People and Nature. View the full article
  20. Research data on bird sightings finds that 56 different parrot species have been spotted in 43 states, and 25 of those species are now breeding in the wild in 23 different states. View the full article
  21. Tetra Tech Inc. is currently seeking a part-time seasonal Wildlife Biologist to work on our client site in Point Mugu, CA. Are you ready to take the next step in your career? Do you want to do meaningful work that improves quality of life? At Tetra Tech, you will work with high-performing teams who are passionate about using their expertise to find solutions to complex problems in water, environment, infrastructure, resource management, energy, and international development. The selected candidate will perform nest surveys (monitoring and locating nests), conduct window surveys on snowy plovers, monitor plover and tern productivity from a blind overlooking one of the breeding colonies, and perform fledgling surveys of terns. Activities will also include discouragement of nest predators, predator control, maintaining detailed field notes, and database management. Applicant may also perform surveys for other bird species, turtle trapping, radio telemetry of island foxes on San Nicolas Island, and assist Navy biologists with other duties including light footed clapper rail surveys, endangered plant surveys, invasive plant removal, and native plant propagation. In addition, other natural resources support may include habitat restoration projects. The ideal candidate will have experience in nest surveys (monitoring and locating nests) with any species of plover or tern, and experience in identifying potential nest predators (bird and mammal) through tracks, sight, or calls. Applicants should be able to identify snowy plovers (by sex), least terns, and other shorebirds found in coastal habitat, locate nests in beach habitat, and identify mammal (coyote, opossum, raccoon, rabbit, weasel, and squirrel) and avian (raven, turkey vulture, gull, shrike) sign. Experience with radio telemetry, GPS data collection, data entry (Excel), and identifying native plants and animals is useful. Must have a B.S. in wildlife, biology, environmental science, or related science major. Candidates should be self-motivated, have a strong work ethic, pay close attention to detail, good observation skills, maintain a positive attitude during long hours in the blind, and be in good physical condition. Applicants must have the ability to work well both independently and as part of a team and have tolerance for outdoor activities including strenuous hiking on beaches and marshes, sitting quietly within an observation station located near the beach (including weekends) oftentimes in poor weather and after dark. As a field biologist, almost all of the hours will be spent outdoors, often in intertidal marshes (waders and hip boots at times), strenuous walking on long stretches of beaches for bird monitoring purposes, and long hours (up to 4 hours) sitting stationary in a monitoring station (blind) watching plover and least tern nesting activity. This position requires you to drive on a regular basis and will require passing a motor vehicle record (MVR) background check. This position also requires either proof of U.S. citizenship or if alien, legal U.S. residence must be provided Tetra Tech is a leading provider of high-end consulting and engineering services for projects worldwide. We combine the resources of a global, multibillion-dollar company with local, client-focused delivery in more than 400 locations around the world. We are Leading with Science® to provide sustainable and resilient solutions for our clients. At Tetra Tech, we provide a collaborative environment that supports individual performance, innovation, and creativity. We are proud to offer competitive compensation and benefits. Learn more by visiting www.tetratech.com/en/benefits. For more information on our company, please visit our website at www.tetratech.com. To apply, please submit your resume and cover letter on the Careers portion of our website at www.tetratech.com/careers and search by Requisition ID#1780000042. We thank all applicants for their interest; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Tetra Tech is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We invite resumes from all interested parties including women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities. Tetra Tech is a VEVRAA federal contractor and we request priority referral of veterans for available positions. EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability - No calls or agencies www.tetratech.com/careers
  22. We caught researcher and #AlbatrossStories photographer Derren Fox for an exclusive interview. Derren has spent over four years on Bird Island. As he leaves this sub-Antarctic wonderland for the second time, he reflects on his photography journey, what it’s like living alongside charismatic and magnificent albatross, and why campaigns like #AlbatrossStories are needed more than ever.View the full article
  23. Researchers describe a hitherto unknown bird from the late Jurassic period. It is the second bird capable of flight, after the famous Archaeopteryx, to be identified from this era. View the full article
  24. This is a course open to ornithologists who would like to gain experience in bird banding. It operates from June 23 - July 2. This is a great opportunity to receive hands-on instruction for important ornithology skills while enjoying a little ecotourism of Peruvian amazon. You will also contribute to important conservation research, photograph nature in one of the most amazing places on earth, add dozens of birds to your life list. Register before June 10 https://www.ceccot.org/conservation-programs CECCOT is a tropical conservation, research and education organization based in the Amazon Rainforest of Southeastern Peru.
  25. Postdoc in ecology and evolution A 2 years postdoctoral fellowship in ecology and evolution is available at Center for Macroecology, Evolution and Climate, Department of Biology, University of Copenhagen. https://jobportal.ku.dk/videnskabelige-stillinger/?show=149501 Overall description of the project: Climate change poses a major threat to biodiversity, potentially outpacing the ability of species to adapt. Yet the scientific community still struggles to anticipate the responses of biodiversity to climate change. Integrating pioneering data and methods across macroecology, evolutionary genomics and paleoclimatology we propose to elucidate the demographic history of bird species during the last million years of climate change. These species inhabit different biomes (from the tropics to the poles) and represent a variety of life strategies and ecological traits. We will reconstruct the demographic history under past climate change of a variety of populations across 320 bird species using PSMC methods, and identify the role of life strategies and species traits to explain different demographic responses across species. We will also provide relevant baselines for avian population dynamics under climate change. Revealing past demography will largely improve our ability to anticipate potential responses of species to ongoing climate warming. The position is part of a recently funded DFF2 project “DEMOCHANGE”, lead by David Nogués-Bravo, University of Copenhagen, and Guojie Zhang, University of Copenhagen. This position will be in the group of Prof. Guojie Zhang in Section of Ecology and Evolution at Department of Biology, University of Copenhagen and both Zhang and Nogués-Bravo will be the co-supervisors. The position is open from September 2019 and is time limited for two years with the possibility of extension. Tasks to carry out: Coordination of sample collections and sequencing, population genomic analysis to infer paleo-demography, alignment of temporal trends in demography and paleoclimatic conditions, estimates of different responses to climate change and model how species traits modulate those responses across space, time and phylogenies. Qualifications: We are looking for highly motivated individuals with a PhD degree from ecology and evolutionary, population genomics, macroevolution, phylogenetics/phylogenomics, or similar fields. Candidates with below experiences will be highly preferred. Skills/expertise: Computational modelling, population genomics analysis, phylogenomic/macroevolutionary methods (i.e., how ecological traits control demographic responses to climate change after controlling by evolutionary patterns represented in phylogenies), large data sets management and data curation, strong coding abilities, project coordination, curatorial or collection research-based expertise in birds. Software/programming languages: R. For consideration, applications must: Have published in international peer-reviewed journals Highly independent and have experience in project coordination Have good communication skills The working language is English, thus excellent English speaking, reading and writing skill are required. For further information about the position, please contact Prof. Guojie Zhang (guojie.zhang@bio.ku.dk) or David Nogues-Bravo (dnogues@bio.ku.dk). Further information on the Department is linked at http://www.science.ku.dk/english/about-the-faculty/organisation. The University wishes our staff to reflect the diversity of society and thus welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background. Terms of employment The position is covered by the Memorandum on Job Structure for Academic Staff. Terms of appointment and payment accord to the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and The Danish Confederation of Professional Associations on Academics in the State. The starting salary is currently up to DKK 430.569 including annual supplement (+ pension up to DKK 76.627). Negotiation for salary supplement is possible. The application, in English, must be submitted electronically . Please include - Curriculum vita - Diplomas (Master and PhD degree or equivalent) - Research plan – description of current and future research plans - Complete publication list - Separate reprints of 3 particularly relevant papers The deadline for applications is Friday 31 May 2019, 23:59 GMT +2. After the expiry of the deadline for applications, the authorized recruitment manager selects applicants for assessment on the advice of the Interview Committee. You can read about the recruitment process at http://employment.ku.dk/faculty/recruitment-process/.
  26. I am looking for a volunteer field-assistant for a study of foraging ecology of European and Leach’s storm-petrels on the Faroe Islands from August 4th to August 19th 2019. This research is part of my Ph.D. project at the University of Gdańsk, Poland and will focus on the isotopic signatures and feather growth rates of the storm-petrels, to help determine their nutritional status, trophic levels and isotopic niches. During the study period, we will stay at the island of Mykines, Faroe Islands, and go on nightly mist netting trips. I am looking for a volunteer field-assistant who can help me carry equipment, set up nets and handle the birds. The fieldwork will be performed mostly at night. Experience with mist-netting and handling birds is highly appreciated, a strong work ethic is a must as we will work long, odd hours and the weather can be harsh (wind, cold, rain). Accommodation is provided; transportation and food are not. For more information and to apply please contact me (Anne Ausems, e-mail: anne.ausems@gmail.com). Please attach a note on why you are interested in this position, a resume and contact information of at least one referee. I will try to respond to each application and choose a fitting candidate by the end of June 2019.
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  28. Scientists are deploying ultra-sensitive sensors in the Amazon to collect images and sounds of the rainforest's rich biodiversity in real time, in an effort to track preservation efforts. View the full article
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