Upcoming ES Events: Bob Lacy, Chicago Zoological Society; ES Science requirements
Around Campus: Student activist visit- mountain top removal
Beyond Campus: C2C Fellows; Bard Open house
In the News: Birding: On way to a record for sighting species; A Gold rush of subsidies in clean energy subsidies.
Scholarships, fellowships, graduate opportunities: No postings this week
Jobs and Internships: Ride for the climate summer internship; Outreach Coordinator Union of Concerned Scientists (DC or MA); Regional conservation advocacy coordinator (MA); Advocacy coordinator American Cancer Society; MDIFW part time position endangered species (ME)
Upcoming ES Events
Beyond Population Viability Analysis: integrating multi-species interactions, disease, landscape, climate change and more into species protection
Bob Lacy, Chicago Zoological Society
Tuesday, November 15, 7 p.m.Olin 1
Species interactions, including predator-prey, competitor, and mutualistic relationships, are fundamental drivers of species dynamics, and yet traditional PVA methods consider only one species at a time. Changes in habitat quality and configuration further modify species demography and relationships, but landscape analysis is often separated from population analyses. Moreover, emergent diseases, introduced invasive species, reduced resilience of populations due to environmental toxins, and the multiple effects of climate change are now recognized as drivers of rapidly shifting species distributions and diversity. Understanding, predicting, and managing these impacts will require strengthening of environmental science through building methods of analysis that integrate across traditionally discrete fields of study. An international network of collaborators is developing, testing, and applying new tools for “metamodels” that enable species risk assessments to consider interactions among processes acting at diverse spatial, temporal, and organizational scales. Robert Lacy Senior Conservation Scientist Chicago Zoological Society
*** Counts towards 401
ES Science Requirements
It was recently noted that the wording in the Colby course catalog was
misleading under the header "Requirements for the Major in Environmental Science"
To be clear, those students in the science track must take ONE of the
following four courses:
-GE 141 Earth and Environment
-GE 146 Deciphering Earth History
-ES 212 Introduction to GIS and Remote Sensing
-ES 241j Introduction to GIS and Spatial Analysis
Catherine Lee McDougall is a young activist credited with single-handedly stopping a mountaintop removal initiative on Coal River Mountain in Marfork, WV. For her actions, she has been accused of trespassing and conspiracy. She is to stand trial sometime after her presentation at Colby. She will be on campus on November 16 at 7pm in Diamond 144 to discuss the topic of mountaintop removal, environmental justice in West Virginia, and her doings as an activist.
BardCEP Open House
C2C Fellows will be the power network for young people with the wisdom, talent, and grace to remake the world. Do you want to be a part of this transformation? Learn what you can do by attending our C2C launch workshop on 12/2-4 and join the C2C Fellowship. Apply now! Spaces are limited, and applicants are accepted on a rolling basis. Registration fee is $30, all meals and housing are covered. Workshops are also scheduled for the University of Georgia in early February and Oberlin College in early April. Sign up to stay informed https://crm.orionondemand.com/crm/forms/I80C6GaKx670x6700nCK
Saturday, November 19, 2011
Bard College, Reem-Kayden Center Laszlo Z. Bito '60 Auditorium
11:15am Director Eban Goodstein - Training the Greatest Generation
11:45am Admissions Coordinator Molly Williams - Applying to Bard CEP
12:30pm Faculty Panel with Q & A
1:30pm Student-led tour of campus
For questions contact Molly Williams
AND REGISTER TODAY
In the News
Birding: On way to record for sighting species
A Gold Rush of Subsidies in Clean Energy Search
Scholarships, Fellowships and Graduate School Opportunities
No postings this week.
Jobs and Internships
Summer Internship-Ride for the Climate
OUTREACH COORDINATOR, UNION OF CONCERNED SCIENTISTS, CAMBRIDGE, MA OR WASHINGTON, DC
The Climate and Energy Outreach Coordinator will work with a multi-disciplinary program team to advance the goals of the department by coordinating and implementing a variety of outreach and capacity-building activities at the national, state, and regional levels. Priorities include: (a) actively participating and leading priority projects in both the climate and the energy campaigns; (b) strengthening the outreach capacity in UCS priority states, most especially the Midwest; (c) leading the development of new or expanded departmental outreach efforts; and (d) engaging UCS activists, experts, and coalition partners to achieve state and federal policy and public education goals. For further information, visit http://www.ucsusa.org/about/jobs-at-ucs.html#Outreach%20Coordinator.
REGIONAL CONSERVATION ADVOCACY COORDINATOR (PART-TIME), ADVOCACY
DEPARTMENT, SHAPING THE FUTURE OF YOUR COMMUNITY PROGRAM, MASS AUDUBON,
BROAD MEADOW BROOK (BMB) WILDLIFE CONSERVATION CENTER, WORCESTER, MA
Seeking a results-oriented public outreach coordinator to promote and develop support for local and regional land use reforms, sustainable development, conservation initiatives, and other key advocacy issues, working with other environmental groups, municipalities, state officials, Mass Audubon members, the general public, and media in the Route 495/central Massachusetts region. The CAC works in coordination with the Shaping Project Director and other staff to develop and present outreach programs and provide support for associated local and regional initiatives. For further information, visit http://www.massaudubon.org/printjobs.php?id=948.
GRASSROOTS ADVOCACY COORDINATOR, AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY, NEW ENGLAND DIVISION, FRAMINGHAM, MA
MDIFW Seeking part time position - endangered species
The Grassroots Advocacy Coordinator develops and implements grassroots strategy in accordance with legislative action plans, serves as the primary point of contact for government relations and advocacy volunteers, and works in conjunction with state and regional staff to support participation in state and federal government relations advocacy initiatives and to integrate government relations and advocacy into regional programs and activities. For further information, visit http://careers.peopleclick.com/careerscp/client_acs/external/jobDetails.do?functionName=getJobDetail&jobPostId=24667&localeCode=en-us.
The Reptile-Amphibian-Invertebrate Group at MDIFW is seeking to hire a
part-time contract position to help with data entry and database
management for rare, threatened, and endangered species. The data is
used to meet the Department’s obligations for species protection via
regulatory (e.g. Maine Endangered Species Act) and nonregulatory tools
(e.g. Beginning with Habitat). This is an office position to be
located in Bangor and requires moderate GIS competency, familiarity
with Access database software, and close attention to detail. A
biological background and familiarity with natural heritage protocols
and/or endangered species issues is a plus. The position work
schedule is negotiable and compensation will range from $12 to $15 an
hour, based on experience.
Please share with potentially interested colleagues and students and
direct position inquiries and resumes to Jonathan Mays at
firstname.lastname@example.org or 941-4475.