Upcoming ES Events: You are what you eat...sort of: Applications of stable isotopes in ecosystem studies; Bob Lacy, Chicago Zoological Society
Around Campus: Cotter debate; Bigelow Semester
Beyond Campus: C2C Fellows; student resources from AASHE
In the News: Secret 'Watch List' Reveals Failure to Curb Toxic Air; Farmers debate farm and food policy at Northport conference
Scholarships, fellowships, graduate opportunities: Social justice fellowships;
Jobs and Internships: Bike coordinator (CA), Energy organizer (MD), CSU Campus energy coordinator (CO), Save the Bay field organizer (CA), Sierra Club legislative office internship (DC), Silent Spring Institute internships (MA)
Upcoming ES Events
You are what you eat..sort of: Applications of stable isotopes in ecosystem studies
Wednesday, Nov 9, 11:30 lunch, 12:00 lecture
Stephanie's talk will look at how stable isotope analysis has emerged a powerful tool for understanding food web interactions. As anthropogenic activities continue to threaten aquatic ecosystems and ecological communities, understanding how food webs respond will greatly inform management objectives and decisions.
***Counts towards ES 401
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
The Fall 2011 William R. and Linda K. Cotter Debate will address
Cotter Debate: Foreign Aid and the Environment
Foreign Aid and the Environment featuring:
Nigel Purvis, President of Climate Advisers and Nonresident Senior Fellow, The Brookings Institution
James Roberts, Research Fellow for Economic Freedom and Growth, The Heritage Foundation
The Changing Oceans: Colby at Bigelow Laboratory program is now available in fall only starting Fall 2012!
Changing Oceans at the Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences in East Boothbay, Maine, offers a semester-in-residence program for Colby College students interested in gaining an in-depth understanding of oceanography and hands-on research experience through immersion in a professional laboratory environment. The intensive research experience is focused on ocean science within a changing global climate, and covers topics such as microbial oceanography, marine biogeochemistry, the ocean?s role in the global carbon cycle, molecular approaches to biological oceanography, and pelagic ecology; implications for public policy are explored within each of these topics. This unique program is a must for any student interested in becoming a marine scientist.?
Students interested in studying on this program will also be permitted to study abroad for another semester exempt from a petition.
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.
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Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education
Student resources now available:
In the News
Secret Watch List Reveals Failure to Curb Toxic Air
Farmers network, debate farm and food policy at Northport conference
Scholarships, Fellowships and Graduate School Opportunities
Jobs and Internships
NIF/SHATIL SOCIAL JUSTICE FELLOWSHIPS
Submissions due Nov. 14th. NIF/SHATIL SOCIAL JUSTICE FELLOWSHIPS NIF/SHATIL Social Justice Fellows spend 32 hours per week interning in an approved, individually-selected Israeli non-governmental organization (NGO), active in one of the following areas: civil and human rights; social and economic justice; environmental justice; or Jewish pluralism. Additionally, Fellows engage in monthly enrichment programs and periodic site visits to further develop their understanding of Israel, Israeli activism, and their role as activists both in Israel and at home. Fellows also receive training in leadership and community development.
For further information, visit http://www.nif.org/get-involved/get-involved/general/41-social-justice-fellowships.
BICYCLE/PEDESTRIAN COORDINATOR, CITY OF DAVIS, CA
The successful candidate will coordinate the development and implementation of a City-wide pedestrian and bicycle program; promote bicycle/pedestrian mobility and safety. Review projects for compliance with City plans for non-motorized transportation. Plan, design, and assess facilities; review and recommend policies and programs. Compile and analyze planning and design data. Prepare and distribute educational information and promotional activities to the public. Require knowledge of the principles and practices of planning and design related to bicycle and pedestrian facilities. For further information, visit http://agency.governmentjobs.com/davis/default.cfm.
Sierra Club Maryland Jobs - Energy organizer
Prince George's County Clean Energy Organizer Position
The Sierra Club - Maryland Chapter, as part of a coalition seeking to
advance a clean, healthy, and fair energy economy, particularly offshore
wind power in Maryland, seeks a Clean Energy Organizer to help diversify
and strengthen our coalition and help build a broader clean energy
movement. The organizer is responsible for cultivating relationships
with local groups and leaders, building a strong, educated, and
committed base of voters, and coordinating events for campaign
visibility. The Organizer will help connect these groups and leaders to
local and state legislators.
http://maryland. sierraclub. org/action/ p0383.asp
Colorado State University Energy Coordinator
Sierra Club legislative office internship
Cooperative Food Empowerment Directive, Communications Intern
Save the Bay, Field Educator
We just got word from a Colby alum that Save the Bay will be filling a position soon for a Field Educator. The website does not list the job yet. If you are interested in this prospect, email me and I or Philip can make a connection.
Silent Spring Institute, jobs and internships