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  1. At their August 2021 meeting, the Bird Strike Committee USA presented a Lifetime Achievement Award to Dr. Carla Dove in appreciation of her contribution to the bird strike community. BSC created the award in 1992 and only seven people have since received the honor. Carla’s accomplishments over over her career include over 40 peer reviewed publications, countless professional documents and reports, and a commitment to teaching and mentoring. In addition, she and her colleagues have established the Smithsonian Feather Identification Lab as a world-renowned resource for bird strikes and ornithology. The inscription on the award reads "For your incomparable commitment benefitting U.S. and International aviation safety. Your expertise and exceptional leadership of the Feather Identification Laboratory have provided the foundation for an unparalleled investigative science that will continue to benefit the world's civil / military aviation and wildlife alike."
  2. Here’s a sample of grants listed in our funding database with due dates in October or November. Want to see more? Check out the database at https://ornithologyexchange.org/funding/grants/. Please feel free to add new grants that you find, and if you notice a broken link or outdated information in our database, please let me know. As always, happy grant writing.
  3. Here’s a sample of grants listed in our funding database with due dates in August or September. Bald Eagle Grant - $5,000-$20,000 - https://ornithologyexchange.org/funding/grants/bald-eagle-grant-r185/ Blake-Nuttall Fund - $1,000-$5,000 - https://ornithologyexchange.org/funding/grants/blake-nuttall-fund-grant-r187/ Francois Vuilleumier Fund - $500-$1,000 (Caribbean, SA, CA) - https://ornithologyexchange.org/funding/grants/francois-vuilleumier-fund-r138/ Gale Monson Research Grant – up to $2000 (Arizona) - https://ornithologyexchange.org/funding/grants/gale-monson-research-grant-r99/ Helen G. and All D. Cruickshank Education Award - TBD (Florida) - https://ornithologyexchange.org/funding/grants/helen-g-and-allan-d-cruickshank-education-award-r81/ Western Bird Banding Association Grants - $1,000 - https://ornithologyexchange.org/funding/grants/western-bird-banding-association-grants-r180/ Want to see more? Check out the database at https://ornithologyexchange.org/funding/grants/. Please feel free to add new grants that you find, and if you notice a broken link or outdated information in our database, please let me know. As always, happy grant writing.
  4. Need a little cash for your research? Here’s a sample of the grants listed in the OE funding database that typically have summer applications. Search the database yourself to find more opportunities. Association for the Study of Animal Behavior https://ornithologyexchange.org/funding/grants/asab-research-grant-r269/ Birds Queensland Research Grant https://ornithologyexchange.org/funding/grants/birds-queensland-research-grant-r172/ British Columbia Field Ornithologists Research Grants https://ornithologyexchange.org/funding/grants/british-columbia-field-ornithologists-research-grants-r281/ RRF Dean Amadon Grant https://ornithologyexchange.org/funding/grants/dean-amadon-grant-r33/ AFO E. Alexander Bergrstrom Memorial Research Award https://ornithologyexchange.org/funding/grants/e-alexander-bergstrom-memorial-research-award-r230/ International Wild Waterfowl Association Grants https://ornithologyexchange.org/funding/grants/iwwa-project-grants-r286/ Leslie E. Tassell Avicultural Foundation https://ornithologyexchange.org/funding/grants/leslie-e-tassell-avicultural-foundation-r221/ Neotropical Bird Club Conservation Fund Awards https://ornithologyexchange.org/funding/grants/nbc-conservation-fund-r139/ Waterbirds Society Nisbet Research Award https://ornithologyexchange.org/funding/grants/nisbet-research-award-r29/ Western Bird Banding Association Grants https://ornithologyexchange.org/funding/grants/western-bird-banding-association-grants-r180/ Know of a grant that is not listed in the database, add it yourself or send me the information. And as always, happy grant writing.
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  6. Here’s a sample of grants and awards due in the October, November, and December. Check out of our database for more. ABA Awards (various); https://www.aba.org/aba-awards/ Angus Gavin Migratory Bird Research Grant; https://ornithologyexchange.org/funding/grants/angus-gavin-migratory-bird-research-grant-r203/ Association for the Study of Animal Behavior Research Grant; https://ornithologyexchange.org/funding/grants/asab-research-grant-r269/ Dr. Bruce D.J. Batt Fellowship in Waterfowl Conservation; https://ornithologyexchange.org/funding/grants/dr-bruce-d-j-batt-fellowship-in-waterfowl-conservation-r218/ Frank M. Chapman Fellowship; https://ornithologyexchange.org/funding/grants/frank-m-chapman-fellowship-r110/ Jed Burtt Undergraduate Mentoring Grant; https://ornithologyexchange.org/funding/grants/jed-burtt-undergraduate-mentoring-grants-r6/ Neotropical Migratory Bird Conservation Act Grant; https://ornithologyexchange.org/funding/grants/neotropical-migratory-bird-conservation-act-grant-r233/ Tinker Foundation Field Research Grant; https://ornithologyexchange.org/funding/grants/field-research-grants-r243/ Libro Ero Postdoctoral Fellowship; https://ornithologyexchange.org/funding/grants/liber-ero-postdoctoral-fellowship-r193/ If you find any errors or dead links in the database, please let me know. Thanks, and happy grant writing.
  7. You might want to check out the funding database on this website. I update it fairly regularly.
  8. Here are some grants with deadlines in August. Search our database to find more grants in with upcoming due dates. https://ornithologyexchange.org/funding/grants/ STRI Earl S. Tupper post-doctoral fellowship, $50,400 +$16,000 annually for 3 years https://ornithologyexchange.org/funding/grants/earl-s-tupper-postdoctoral-fellowship-r242/ Heredity foundation field-work grant (genetics research), £1,500 https://ornithologyexchange.org/funding/grants/heredity-fieldwork-grant-r278/ Neotropical Grassland Conservancy Student Grant, $1,000 https://ornithologyexchange.org/funding/grants/neotropical-grassland-conservancy-grant-program-r211/ Oregon Wildlife Foundation grant for organizations and individuals, up to $5,000 https://ornithologyexchange.org/funding/grants/oregon-wildlife-foundation-grant-r282/ Make sure to check with individual sponsors to see if or how the current COVID-19 situation might affect the availability of funds this year. Good luck, and happy grant writing.
  9. POSITION: Postdoctoral Scientist SALARY: $60,000/year or more commensurate with experience, plus benefits EMPLOYMENT PERIOD: 18 months (with possibility of extension pending funding) APPLICATION DEADLINE: June 10, 2020 or until filled LOCATION: University of Washington, Seattle, Washington START DATE: Summer 2020 SUMMARY AND BACKGROUND: We anticipate hiring a postdoctoral scientist to (1) develop hierarchical distance sampling models for pinniped populations in the Salish Sea (including Puget Sound and the Strait of Juan de Fuca), and (2) estimate detectability for aerial surveys of overwintering sea ducks in the same region. The postdoctoral scientist will work closely with scientists and managers at the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, in addition to the principal investigators, Drs. Beth Gardner and Sarah Converse, at University of Washington. The postdoctoral scientist will lead all aspects of the project on a day-to-day basis. Multiple boat and aerial surveys for marine birds and mammals occur throughout the year in the Salish Sea. One part of this position will focus on developing hierarchical models for pinniped populations based on 3 different surveys running from around 2000 - present. If possible, the work would also incorporate telemetry data into the models to account for availability. The main objective is to evaluate potential hot and cold spots in relative density of pinnipeds for use in spatial planning and management. A second part of this position will focus on addressing survey design questions to improve sea duck monitoring in a long running aerial survey in the Salish Sea. The work will focus on analysis of data from plane-mounted cameras deployed during aerial surveys, with the goal of estimating detectability of sea ducks in winter surveys and integrating these estimates into the analysis of sea duck survey data. Aerial survey data are critical for estimating abundance and for investigating recent negative population trends in hunted sea ducks. MINIUMUM REQUIREMENTS: 1. Ph.D. in biology, ecology, or related field, with a focus on quantitative methods. 2. Experience with distance sampling, study design, or hierarchical models. 3. Demonstrated proficiency with R and excellent programming skills. 4. Demonstrated desire and proven ability to publish in peer-reviewed journals. 5. Excellent written and personal communication skills. 6. The ability to work both independently and collaboratively, and the ability to meet deadlines. DESIRED ABILITIES: Competitive candidates will have a strong background in development of hierarchical models for analysis of demographic data and will have experience with statistical models designed to account for imperfect detectability in large surveys. Desirable skills and abilities include: experience with marine ecology, Bayesian analysis, spatial data in R or GIS, and working with management agencies. TO APPLY: Applicants should email (in a single pdf document): (1) a letter describing background and interests âÂEURÂ" the letter should address specifically how the applicant meets both the minimum requirements and the desired abilities, (2) curriculum vitae, (3) a technical writing sample, and (4) the names and contact information (phone, email, address) for 3 references to Beth Gardner (bg43@uw.edu). For further information, contact: Beth Gardner (bg43@uw.edu, 206-685-9995, depts.washington.edu/sefsqel) or Sarah Converse (sconver@uw.edu, 206-221-5791, depts.washington.edu/qcons).
  10. Applied Quantitative Landscape Ecologist - Mammals or Birds Assistant Unit Leader -- US Geological Survey AZCFWRU Assistant Professor -- School of Natural Resources and the Environment, University of Arizona The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and University of Arizona (UA) wish to hire an Assistant Unit Leader in the Arizona Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit (AZCFWRU). This is a year around (12‐month) permanent Federal position with the USGS at the AZCFWRU in the School of Natural Resources and the Environment, UA (starting at the GS‐12 level). The Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit Program was established in 1935 to facilitate cooperation between the Department of the Interior, land grant universities, the Wildlife Management Institute, and state natural resource agencies to conduct research and graduate education related to ecosystems, and fish, wildlife, and their habitats that are of interest to the university and state and federal agencies. Unit scientists have full faculty appointments at UA. The UA, located in Tucson, provides world class research and teaching opportunities, and offers natural resource professionals close access to a wide variety of ecosystems including lowland deserts, riparian systems, grasslands, oak woodlands, chaparral, juniper-pinyon forests, spruce-fir forests, and mountain-top tundra. Responsibilities: The Assistant Unit Leader plans, conducts, and directs research and graduate training; develops an extramurally funded research program; fosters a productive relationship with the Arizona Game and Fish Department, UA, and federal natural resource agencies; prepares scientific reports for publication in peer-reviewed journals and for presentation to scientific and conservation organizations; acts as an advisor to graduate students; and teaches one graduate level course per year in the area of his/her expertise. Experience: Applicants should be experienced in the study of applied landscape ecology of mammals or birds as it applies to management of natural resources. Experience and strong interests in the quantitative aspects of applied landscape ecology and resource management are required, such as spatial modelling of ecological interactions, resources and habitats; population and community ecology and modeling; experimental and sampling design; computer intensive methods; and Bayesian and frequentist statistics. Skills could be applied toward determining the most effective corridors and options for species across landscapes, including urban interfaces, international boundaries, sky-island systems, and suitable habitat; or ability to model populations and future responses to threats in realistic, applied scenarios. Extensive field work in management situations with mammals or birds is also important. Ability to teach a graduate-level class on some aspect of applied statistics or to assist graduate students in research design and analysis is a plus. Landscape ecologists with interest in climate change, predator-prey dynamics, urbanization, invasive species, fire ecology are encouraged. Successful applicant must possess outstanding communication skills and a demonstrated ability to collaborate with a wide variety of people, from agency professionals, academics, students, and laypersons. Researchers who have worked for or who have collaborated extensively with state or federal natural resource agencies are especially encouraged to apply. The candidate’s area of expertise should complement existing strengths in the School of Natural Resources and the Environment that include, but are not limited to fisheries science, wildlife science, landscape ecology, remote sensing, natural resource management, population and community ecology, hydrology, riparian/watershed ecology and management, range management, population genetics, environmental assessment and monitoring, geographic information systems, community-based management, and invasion biology. We are interested in candidates who can prosper within a collaborative, interdisciplinary environment of physical, biological, and social scientists. Qualifications: Education: Ph.D. in wildlife science, fisheries science, ecology, natural resource statistics or other field related to the disciplines mentioned under responsibilities. Other: Publication and grant record commensurate with experience; demonstrated ability to develop a productive research program involving academic and agency collaborators; demonstrated ability to understand needs of state and federal cooperators; potential for excellence in mentoring graduate students and training future researchers and managers; and demonstrated willingness to provide technical assistance with wildlife management, experimental design and data analysis. The position is available for application electronically through USAJOBS until June 18, 2020. The DEU link is for the public. The MP link is for federal employees and other eligible groups listed in announcement. DEU - https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/568595600 MP - https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/568595300 Interested applicants with questions may contact Scott Bonar (sbonar@ag.arizona.edu). The Federal Government is an Equal Opportunity Employer Sincerely, John L. Koprowski, Professor and Director Wildlife Conservation and Management School of Natural Resources & the Environment ENR2 N333 1064 E. Lowell Street PO Box 210137 University of Arizona Tucson, AZ 85721 USA Email: squirrel@ag.arizona.edu Phone: +1 (520) 626-5895 Web: www.ag.arizona.edu/research/redsquirrel Research Gate: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/John Koprowski
  11. Got a little free time on your hands, here’s a quick preview of grants with deadlines listed in June and July: Association for the Study of Animal Behavior Grants, up to to £10,000, available to anyone with a Ph.D., https://ornithologyexchange.org/funding/grants/asab-research-grant-r269/ British Columbia Field Ornithologists Research Grants, up to $2,000, https://ornithologyexchange.org/funding/grants/british-columbia-field-ornithologists-research-grants-r281/ Club300 Bird Protection Grants, up to $5,000, https://ornithologyexchange.org/funding/grants/club-300-grant-r42/ AFO Bergstrom Research Award, up to $1,500, July applications only available to Latin American applicants, https://ornithologyexchange.org/funding/grants/e-alexander-bergstrom-memorial-research-award-r230/ Leslie Brown Memorial Grant (RRF), up to $2,500 + waived page charges, https://ornithologyexchange.org/funding/grants/leslie-brown-memorial-grant-r32/ Search our database to find more grants in with upcoming due dates. https://ornithologyexchange.org/funding/grants/ Make sure to check with individual sponsors to see if or how the current COVID-19 situation might affect the availability of funds this year. Good luck, and happy grant writing.
  12. Clemson University: College of Agriculture, Forestry and Life Sciences: Forestry and Environmental Conservation Location: Clemson, SC (Remote work available) Open Date: Apr 15, 2020 Description The Department of Forestry and Environmental Conservation seeks a Wildlife and Fisheries Resources professor with expertise in wildlife biology and management. The position is a 100% teaching position. Teaching responsibilities will include eight online graduate level wildlife biology/ecology courses (four in the Fall and four in the Spring) from the subject matter list below. This is a 9-month non-tenure track, time limited position. There will be opportunities to earn summer salary by teaching additional courses during the Summer semester. The main campus of Clemson University is located in Clemson, South Carolina. The successful candidate may work remotely but must be willing to travel to Clemson occasionally. The lecturer position will teach courses associated with the departmentâÂEURÂ(tm)s Online Master of Wildlife and Fisheries Resources Program (https://www.clemson.edu/online/programs/mwfr.html). The Master of Wildlife and Fisheries Resources degree program (non-thesis) is for students with experience in natural resources who wish to enhance their professional degree skills. Enrolled students in this online degree program come from a diversity of backgrounds and include federal and state agency wildlife and fisheries employees, educators who wish to increase their knowledge about wildlife and fisheries biology, private industry professionals, and individuals with a variety of other natural resource backgrounds. The program is delivered in a fully online format, allowing courses to be available 24/7. The Online Master of Wildlife and Fisheries Resources Program is particularly interested in growing its course offerings in the following subject areas: mammalogy, ornithology, herpetology, entomology, genetics, wildlife nutrition, wildlife disease, botany, and plant sciences vertebrate biology/zoology/ecology, invertebrate biology/zoology/ecology, and evolutionary biology. The successful candidate will need to demonstrate that they can develop and teach courses in several of the subject areas listed above. In addition to the core subject areas above, the candidate will be expected to develop and teach at least one course in the area of wildlife and fisheries policy, administration, law, or grant writing. Participation in department/college/university committees and other appropriate service activities are expected. Qualifications The successful candidate should have experience teaching at the university level, and be comfortable delivering content through an online platform. Candidates should have an earned doctorate by May 2020, in Wildlife Biology/Ecology/Management or a closely allied field. Experience with course development, management, and innovative pedagogical strategies that can be applied to online course delivery is desired, as is previous teaching experience at the graduate-level. Candidates should also have a commitment to enhancing diversity and inclusion. Application Instructions Application deadline: To ensure full consideration, applications should be submitted by May 15, 2020. Applications will be reviewed as received and qualified applicants will be invited to interview until the position is filled. Anticipated starting date is Fall 2020. Application Procedure: Please submit the following via Interfolio https://apply.interfolio.com/75681 (1) a letter of interest with applicantâÂEURÂ(tm)s contact information; (2) names, titles, and contact information for 3 references; (3) a two-page document of candidateâÂEURÂ(tm)s teaching philosophy; (4) unofficial transcript from all academic institutions attended; and (5) a Curriculum Vitae. Position related questions may be directed to search committee co-chairs: Althea Hagan, Director of the Online Master of Wildlife and Fisheries Biology Program, Forestry and Environmental Conservation Department (shotali@clemson.edu ) Troy Farmer, Assistant Professor of Fisheries Ecology, Forestry and Environmental Conservation Department (tmfarme@clemson.edu) Application Process This institution is using Interfolio's Faculty Search to conduct this search. Applicants to this position receive a free Dossier account and can send all application materials, including confidential letters of recommendation, free of charge. Apply Now Powered by Equal Employment Opportunity Statement Clemson University is an AA/EEO employer and does not discriminate against any person or group on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, pregnancy, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status or genetic information. Clemson University is building a culturally diverse faculty and staff committed to working in a multicultural environment and encourages applications from minorities and women.
  13. Here are some grants from our database with due dates in April and May. Birds Caribbean Travel Award, Meeting Attendance, https://ornithologyexchange.org/funding/grants/birdscaribbean-travel-award-r202/ British Columbia Field Ornithologists Grants, up to $2000, https://ornithologyexchange.org/funding/grants/british-columbia-field-ornithologists-research-grants-r281/ Kenneth H. Husmann Memorial Scholarship (South Dakota Ornithologists' Union), $800, https://ornithologyexchange.org/funding/grants/kenneth-h-husmann-memorial-scholarship-r90/ Santa Monica Bay Audubon Society Small Grants for Field Studies, up to $550, https://ornithologyexchange.org/funding/grants/small-grants-for-field-study-projects-r288/ For more grants, visit https://ornithologyexchange.org/funding/grants/. If you happen to find one with a broken link or inaccurate information, please let me know. Organizations update their funding opportunities and their websites all the time. I try to keep up with the changes, but I don't get them all. As always, happy grant writing.
  14. This scholarship is awarded annually to an undergraduate student attending South Dakota State University, majoring in natural or biological science, with an interest in the environment. Application is through the Department of Natural Sciences at SDSU.
  15. An abbreviated position summary is provided below – the full announcement with additional detail about the position is available through the University of Maine’s hiring portal. Position Title: Assistant Professor of Conservation Biology; Full-time, nine-month, 75% teaching, 25% research, tenure-track appointment. Statement of Purpose: The Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Conservation Biology at the University of Maine is pleased to announce the recruitment of a tenure-track faculty position in conservation biology at the assistant professor level. The appointment will consist of 75% teaching and 25% research responsibilities to begin as early as September 2020. Essential Duties and Responsibilities: Teaching responsibilities for a 75% teaching load will average 13.5 credit hours per academic year. Primary responsibilities will include the upper-level undergraduate courses “Conservation Biology” and “Management of Threatened & Endangered Species”. Other courses as selected according to faculty expertise and department needs, including field-based and graduate-level. The successful candidate will have a research appointment through the Maine Agricultural and Forest Experiment Station with expectations for research output consistent with a 25% research appointment. The successful candidate will be expected to advise graduate and undergraduate students and fulfill service responsibilities consistent with departmental and college needs. Knowledge, Skills and Qualifications: Required: A Ph.D. in Wildlife Ecology, Fisheries, Conservation Biology, or a related discipline. The successful candidate will possess evidence of potential for excellence in teaching and a track record of conducting high-quality scientific research in conservation biology. Preferred: Post-doctoral experience, particularly with experience as a primary instructor, is preferred. Other measures of potential, such as prior success in obtaining funding, college-level instruction, undergraduate and graduate mentoring, and interdisciplinary collaboration, particularly with professional conservation organizations, are desirable. Demonstrated potential for teaching and research relevant to the flora, fauna, and conservation issues that are unique to the Northeastern U.S. Application: Applicants should submit A) a cover letter briefly describing how their background will complement the teaching and research strengths of the department, B) a statement on their research program, C) a statement on their approach to teaching, D) a curriculum vitae, and E) contact information for at least three references. The successful candidate will additionally demonstrate in these materials an ability to be responsive to the educational equity goals of the university and its increasing ethnic diversity and international character. As a former NSF ADVANCE institution, the University of Maine is committed to diversity in our workforce and to dual-career couples. All application materials should be submitted online through the University of Maine’s hiring portal: https://umaine.hiretouch.com. Review of applications will begin on March 1, 2020 and will continue until the position is filled. Questions about the position should be addressed to Dr. Erik Blomberg, chair of the search committee (wlefacultysearch@maine.edu). The University of Maine is an EEO/AA employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
  16. https://www.wilderness.org/news/article/gloria-barron-wilderness-society-scholarship-how-apply We will begin accepting applications for the 2020 cycle on January 24, 2020. The Gloria Barron Wilderness Society Scholarship seeks to encourage individuals who have the potential to make a significant positive difference in wilderness protection. The Gloria Barron Wilderness Society Scholarship is available to current qualified graduate students. It is created in honor of Gloria Barron, a dedicated educator and tireless advocate for wilderness protection, and administered by The Wilderness Society, a leading conservation organization based in Washington, D.C. The scholarship amount varies from year to year. Historically, awards of $10,000 have been given to graduate students to support their research and preparation of a paper on an aspect of wilderness. We strongly encourage proposals relating to climate change, as well as other topics regarding wilderness conservation. Eligibility requirements Graduate students meeting the eligibility requirements noted below may apply directly to The Wilderness Society. If you are an applicant, please make sure you meet all of the scholarship eligibility requirements and follow the application procedures below. Applicants for the Gloria Barron Wilderness Society Scholarship must: Be currently enrolled in an accredited graduate institution in North America; Have strong academic qualifications; Have academic and/or career goals focused on making a significant positive difference in the long-term protection of wilderness in the United States. Graduate students in natural resources management, ecology, geography, law or policy programs are strongly encouraged to apply.
  17. Western North American Naturalist Grant Supporting Natural History Research The Western North American Naturalist is a natural history journal committed to publishing excellent peer-reviewed research focused on the biological natural history of western North America. With this goal in mind, we are pleased to announce that we will award 5 individual potential authors a grant of up to $2,000 each to fund their natural history research. Our intent in providing this grant is to help authors who may not have adequate funding to complete their research in natural history. We especially encourage individuals who are at institutions of higher learning that do not focus on research but where research is still possible. To apply for this grant, please submit a 2-page proposal of an original research project you would like us to help fund. Include the following in your proposal: 1. An outline of your proposed research project 2. An explanation of how this grant will facilitate the proposed research 3. A provisional title of your work 4. A timeline of when you propose to submit the paper 5. A budget to show how you will use the money. Money cannot be used as salary or overhead, but it may be used for the following: • Travel expenses • Supplies • Student wages • Other justifiable expenses Expectations of grant recipients: 1. Submit your resulting natural history manuscript to the Western North American Naturalist at most 3 years after you are awarded the grant. If WNAN does not accept your manuscript, you are welcome to submit it elsewhere. 2. Agree to be a reviewer for other manuscripts submitted to the Western North American Naturalist. Peer-review is an essential function of the journal, but peer-reviewers are increasingly difficult to find. As a reviewer and a potential author, you will support WNAN by not only offering a manuscript of your research to be published but also by improving other manuscripts submitted for publication. Send your proposal to Mark C. Belk, editor-in-chief, at wnan@byu.edu with "WNAN Grant Proposal" in the subject line by February 29, 2020. We will notify the grant recipients by April 20, 2020.
  18. POSITION AND RESPONSIBILITIES: This is a 9-month tenure track appointment with both research and teaching responsibilities at the Assistant or Associate Professor level in the Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources at the University of Georgia. We are seeking candidates committed to excellence in research and instruction in the area of human dimensions of wildlife management. The successful candidate will be expected to establish an innovative research program by developing grant proposals, securing research funding, publishing in reputable scientific journals, mentoring graduate students, and actively participating in professional scientific societies. Teaching responsibilities will depend on the selected candidateâÂEURÂ(tm)s interests and areas of expertise but will include developing and teaching a course in human dimensions of wildlife management. QUALIFICATIONS: To be considered at the Assistant or Associate Professor level, applicants must have a Ph.D. in human dimensions, wildlife management, social sciences, or a related field and a publication record commensurate with career stage. To be considered for Associate Professor, candidates must show clear evidence of emerging stature as a national authority in their field and should also provide examples of unique and significant contributions in research and teaching. Preference will be given to candidates with a wildlife management degree(s) or a minimum of two or more years of work/research experience in wildlife management. Potential areas of research include public attitudes toward wildlife conservation, hunting, human-wildlife interactions, urban wildlife, wildlife disease, decision-making and policy, or other areas related to human dimensions of wildlife. Applicants should demonstrate multidisciplinary collaborative research and a desire for continued collaboration with faculty in Warnell and across the University. A record of teaching effectiveness at the university level is preferred. STATE AND UNIVERSITY: Georgia is well-known for its quality of life, both in terms of outdoor and urban activities. The University of Georgia is a land/sea/space grant institution comprised of 17 schools and colleges. Athens is a diverse community of approximately 150,000 people located less than 75 miles from Atlanta. UGA enrolls about 39,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students. ABOUT WARNELL: The Warnell School is an internationally-acclaimed professional school with a proud history of producing leaders in natural resource management. The Wildlife Sciences program has strengths in applied ecology, game and nongame management, quantitative and decision sciences, and spatial analysis. Wildlife faculty members collaborate extensively with affiliated programs including the Savannah River Ecology Lab, Southeastern Cooperative Wildlife Disease Study, Georgia Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, as well as with a host of state and federal agencies and NGOs. Collaborative opportunities are encouraged with other disciplines within the School, which include Community Forestry and Arboriculture, Fisheries Science, Forestry, Geospatial Information Science, Water and Soil Resources, and Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management. Warnell faculty and graduate students also participate in UGA's pioneering Integrative Conservation PhD Program, which trains students in interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary research to address complex social-ecological problems. APPLICATION: To ensure full consideration, please apply by February 29, 2020. All applicants MUST apply online through the UGAJobs system https://www.ugajobsearch.com/postings/137932. Candidates must submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy, unofficial transcripts of all college-level work, and names and contact information for three references. Individuals invited for interviews will be required to have three reference letters submitted, on their behalf, directly to the chair of the search committee. University policy requires all candidates to consent to and authorize a background investigation (https://hr.uga.edu/). A background investigation and request of official transcripts will be conducted on a post-offer/pre-employment basis. The starting date is negotiable but will be no later than August 1, 2020. For additional information, please contact Dr. Steven Castleberry (scastle@uga.edu), chair of the search committee. We encourage applications from women, persons with disabilities, protected veterans, and underrepresented minorities. The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, genetic information, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status. Persons needing accommodations or assistance with the accessibility of materials related to this search are encouraged to contact Central HR (hrweb@uga.edu). Please do not contact the department or search committee with such requests.
  19. POSITION: Assistant Professor of Wildlife Conservation on Working Lands LOCATION: Department of Fish, Wildlife, and Conservation Biology, Warner College of Natural Resources, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado, USA APPOINTMENT: Nine-month, tenure-track, Academic Faculty with 20% Extension appointment QUALIFICATIONS: Required: 1) Ph.D. in Conservation Biology, Wildlife Biology, Ecology, or closely related field; 2) research excellence as evidenced by publications in high impact journals in your discipline; 3) research expertise in wildlife conservation or natural resource management. Highly Desirable: 1) post-doctoral experience; 2) research that addresses basic and applied questions in wildlife conservation biology with an emphasis on biodiversity and/or ecosystem services on working lands, grasslands, or rangelands; 3) relevant and impactful teaching experience; 4) experience collaborating with private landowners, local communities, natural resource agencies, and other relevant organizations to co-produce and apply science-based actionable knowledge; 5) record of obtaining research funding from diverse sources; 6) demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusion. DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: 1) Establish an internationally recognized program of externally funded research and scholarly activity, including excellence in mentoring graduate and undergraduate students; 2) teach the equivalent of approximately one course per year that will be of broad interest to students with concentrations in wildlife biology, conservation biology, or rangeland management; 3) significantly engage in extension activities, and educational outreach related to wildlife on working lands in Colorado and beyond; 4) participate in other professional and university service and outreach activities. SALARY AND FRINGE BENEFITS: Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. Parental leave, group health, life, dental, disability, and retirement benefits are per University policy. APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Please submit: 1) your curriculum vitae, 2) unofficial transcript from doctoral institution, 3) a 1 page cover letter summarizing your interest in and qualifications for the position, 4) a statement (2-3 pages total) describing your research program, philosophy of teaching, commitment to diversity and inclusion, and potential outreach and engagement as Extension faculty, and 5) contact information for four professional references to: https://jobs.colostate.edu/postings/73391 DEADLINE: For full consideration by the search committee, all materials must be received by January 31, 2020. Preferred start date is August 2020. Colorado State University is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce and complies with all Federal and Colorado State laws, regulations, and executive orders regarding non-discrimination and affirmative action.
  20. The University of Pittsburgh's Pymatuning Laboratory of Ecology (PLE) is pleased to offer the Frank J. Schwartz Early Career Research Fellowship of up to $10,000 plus up to three months of station fees and residency costs for the primary investigator (PI). PLE is a vibrant research and education facility located on Lake Pymatuning in Northwest Pennsylvania. PLE's research facilities are spread across 350 acres and include access to a variety of aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems. Its 10,000+ square feet of laboratory facilities include a field laboratory adjacent to an open field that can be used for large-scale replicated experiments, a modern molecular laboratory, and facilities for animal, plant and aquatic studies. This opportunity is open to researchers holding PhD degrees in any science discipline that can benefit from PLE's resources (https://www.biology.pitt.edu/facilities/pymatuning) to permit researchers to explore new projects or collect preliminary data. Fellowship funds can be used at the PI's discretion to facilitate the research but not for PI compensation. Preference will be given to individuals and projects with the potential to develop into long-term research activities at PLE. We especially encourage applications from individuals in the postdoctoral or early faculty phases of their careers, but researchers holding PhD degrees at all stages of their careers are also encouraged to apply. For more information about the fellowship program or research opportunities at PLE, please contact the Director, Dr. Cori Richards-Zawacki (cori.zawacki@pitt.edu). Applicants should submit a single .pdf file including their CV, a 2-3 page proposal outlining the proposed research, a budget detailing how the fellowship funds will be spent, and planned dates of residence to cori.zawacki@pitt.edu, placing the words "PLE Schwartz Early Career Fellowship" in the subject line of the email. The deadline for submission is February 24, 2020.
  21. Scholarship Offering for Ornithology Research Supervisor at Caño Palma Biological Station, Tortuguero, Costa Rica A great stepping stone for the right individual: ● Contribute to the conservation and area management for the endangered great green macaw ● Coordinate shorebird monitoring ● Build on their supervisory experience, working with biology undergraduates ● Assist independent researchers with ornithological projects ● Examine key relationships between local flora and the resident bird species ● Work with local communities and governmental agencies, to promote conservation practices ● Publish from long-term ornithological data sets ● Consolidate data management and report writing skills ● Food, accommodation and a small stipend are provided The Canadian Organization for Tropical Education and Rainforest Conservation (COTERC) will support a Biologist with an M.Sc. to administer and oversee the ornithology research projects at Caño Palma Biological Station, with opportunities For further details, read the information below, and check out our website and facebook page: http://www.coterc.org/ http://www.facebook.com/COTERC To apply and, please contact Director of Research, Dr. Roberta Fulthorpe, at researchconservation@coterc.org Applications are to include a cover letter, CV, and three academic/work references. The Biological Station is located next to the ocean within the Barra del Colorado Wildlife Refuge and north of Tortuguero National Park; a region renowned for its high species diversity in the lowland rainforest. The position is support a year long experience at Cano Palma station starting in January 2020, with a commitment of at least 12 months. This position encourages publication, utilizing data from our long-term projects. During the employment period we will be continuing long-term monitoring of shorebirds and the endangered great green macaws, as well as assisting independent researchers with projects on understudied species. This position is perfect for candidates interested in field experience and publication opportunities in neo-tropical conservation. Preference will be given to candidates with an excellent work ethic and experience in ornithological research projects. A record of excellence in dealing with volunteers, student groups, researchers, difficult work situations and conflict resolution is crucial. Candidates should be fluent in English and have a high level of spoken/written Spanish as presentations, meetings and reports/permit applications to local authorities must in Spanish. An MSc in biology or ecology with experience working in remote tropical ecosystems, conservation, research/monitoring and sustainable development is preferred. The position entails project report writing and annual permit application paperwork. You will also have the opportunity to give logistical support and mentoring to visiting researchers and groups, including providing international undergraduates with appropriate research ideas, and guiding them in the formation and execution of research. We are looking for someone who is adaptable and with a recognizable level of maturity and professionalism when presented with cultural differences, and an ability to relate conservation/scientific concepts to lay people. Applicants must be willing and able to work under hot and humid conditions in a remote area. The successful scholarship recipient is foremost expected to work in the development of wildlife monitoring programs, but will also work in concert with the station manager to ensure the overall quality of experience of user groups and visitors and to ensure compliance with Health and Safety standards. Special attention is to be given to issues of education, community conservation, sustainability, and working with a local village. [The recipient will work closely with the station manager, under the oversight of the Canadian based Director of Research of COTERC.] [Cano Palma charges volunteers USD$310 per week to cover the cost of room and board. This scholarship completely covers the cost of room and board, as well as providing a stipend of $300 USD per month.] Charlotte Foale Station Manager Cano Palma Biological Station 001-506-2709-8052 www.coterc.org www.facebook.com/coterc
  22. APPLY BY 21 JANUARY, 2020 *** The Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Arizona is accepting applications for an Assistant or Associate Professor position (tenure-track), beginning in August 2020. The ideal candidate in this broadly defined search will have a strong conceptual basis to their research, addressing fundamental questions in the fields of Ecology and/or Evolutionary Biology. We are particularly interested in candidates whose current or future research plans focus on adaptation to climate change and/or human health. We seek applicants with an exceptional track record to develop an internationally recognized research program that complements current research in the department and uses integrative and state-of-the-art approaches. A focus on any organism or system is welcome. Founded in 1975, the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at UA was among the first departments of its kind in the world, pioneering a model for the organization of biology that is now in use in many of the world’s leading universities. Our focus is broad, spanning levels of organization from molecular genetics and organismal function as they relate to evolution and ecology, from population and community ecology to biological diversity, phylogeny and macroevolution. Our program’s unique personality comes from our faculty members who combine theory and empirical work and take an integrative approach to blending disciplines in their research and teaching. We are excited about building an inclusive and diverse environment for research, education, and service. Tucson is a fun, affordable, welcoming, and livable city (and is now a UNESCO World City of Gastronomy). We have great weather and are surrounded by spectacular scenery, including numerous national parks and wilderness areas. The Tucson area has a surprising range of habitats, amazing subtropical biodiversity, and is only a few hours drive from numerous tropical habitats in Mexico. Duties & Responsibilities · Establish and maintain a competitive research program. · Teach at the graduate and undergraduate levels and contribute to mentoring students, including those from underrepresented backgrounds. · Participate in outreach and contribute to departmental, college and university service. · Develop innovative approaches to enhancing student engagement, increasing diversity and expanding collaborations with community and business partners. Application Procedure To apply, please submit an online application for job posting F22225 via the following link: http://uacareers.com/postings/44107 Applications should include: (1) a cover letter describing how the applicant’s research relates to the focus of this search; (2) a current CV; (3) a two to three-page statement of research interests; (4) a one-page statement of teaching philosophy; (5) three reprints or preprints of the candidate’s publications (uploaded as publication samples); and (6) contact information for three referees who will provide a letter of recommendation. All materials except for the letters of recommendation can be uploaded through the UA Careers website; on the online application, candidates will be asked to provide contact details for referees who will be providing letters of recommendation and the University will contact those individuals directly. Review of applications will begin January 15, 2020. Applications will be accepted until January 21, 2020. At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climateto advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. As an Hispanic-serving institution, we translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we provide equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness. -- Cristian Román-Palacios Ph.D. candidate Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology (EEB) University of Arizona Tucson, AZ, USA Phone: (+1) 520-288-5856 E-mail: cromanpa94@email.arizona.edu Website: http://cromanpa94.github.io/cromanpa/ Github: https://github.com/cromanpa94
  23. We at Coe College in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, seek applications for an assistant professor position in Integrative Biology, with a focus on vertebrate biology. If you or someone you know straddles boundaries between ecology, evolution and physiology or anatomy, we'd love to see an application. Coe also hosts summer courses at our Wilderness Field Station, located in Superior National Forest in canoe county in northern Minnesota. Jesse Ellis, Ph. D. Coe College, Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Coe College invites applications from dynamic, student-centered individuals for a full-time, tenure-track position of assistant professor in the Department of Biology to begin in the Fall of 2020. Primary responsibilities include designing and teaching an upper-level elective in the candidate’s field of expertise, as well as teaching in both of the first-year biology courses designed for majors with their requisite labs. The ability to teach courses such as vertebrate biology, comparative anatomy, evolution, the diversity of life or similar topics is also desirable. When course rotations allow, participation in interdisciplinary and First-Year Seminar teaching is also expected. The normal course load typically includes two lecture courses and two labs per semester. Non-teaching responsibilities include student-faculty research, student advising, prospective student recruitment and committee work. Required Qualifications: Ph.D. in integrative, vertebrate or organismal biology, zoology or a related field, with post-doctoral experience strongly preferred. Demonstrate a commitment to excellent teaching, including the use of inclusive pedagogies along with strong mentoring and academic support of diverse undergraduate student populations. An active research agenda that can be modified for undergraduate research, with a publication record in appropriate scientific journals in the candidate’s field of expertise. Previous experience working with undergraduates is preferred. The department is interested in applicants who will complement our commitment to diversity and inclusiveness among students and faculty, and who will enhance and expand the expertise and experiences represented in the department. This position is new within our growing department and is open with respect to sub-specialty. To apply visit https://apply.interfolio.com/70157
  24. The E.N. Huyck Preserve, Inc. and Biological Research Station is accepting applications for 2020 Huyck Research Grants. Since 1938, the 2,000+ acre Huyck Preserve and Biological Field Station has supported work in basic and applied ecology, conservation biology, taxonomy, animal behavior, evolution, geology, land use history, and other areas of natural science. Situated in a landscape with many conserved parcels including the nearby Catskill Park, Huyck Preserve communities include mixed secondary and primary forest, plantations, pristine creeks, and small and large impoundments. Graduate students, post-doctoral researchers, and senior researchers are eligible for funding. Typical grant award - $2,000 Wet and dry lab space and on-site housing are available. Successful grants emphasize field studies, with the Preserve as a primary or supplemental research site. Funding for multi-year projects may be available. Find application and learn more: https://www.huyckpreserve.org/huyck-research-grants.html Application deadline: Friday, February 21, 2020 Address inquiries to Anne Rhoads, Ph.D., Executive Director at anne@huyckpreserve.org or 518-797-3440.
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