ES Events and News: Adventures in Jan Plan; From Mayflower Hill to Environmental Policy Advocate; Large Landscape Conference;
Around Campus: Disaster Medicine: Planning and Challenges of Relief Work
Beyond Campus: 350 Rally in Washington D.C.; Global Health Conference
In the News: New England States Seeking Stricter Control on Greenhouse Gases; Blog by Andrew Sharpless and Ted Danson
Grad school: Department of Biology at John Carroll University
Jobs and Internships: Kennebec Land Trust seeking summer intern; Summer position with Acadia National Park; Rocky Mountain Biological Lab GIS summer internship; Lakes Environmental Association- great JOB opportunity starting in May!
Upcoming ES Events
Adventures in Jan Plan, Wednesday, Feb 13
11:30 lunch, 12:00 presentations
Come here ES majors talk about the exciting internship opportunities they participated in during the January term through funding from the Environmental Studies Program.
Keith Love, The Macaw Project, Tambopata, Peru
Angie Cross, Jaguar Conservation Project, Tortugeuro Costa Rican National Park
Meagan Hennessey, Natural Resources Council of Maine, Maine
Lucy O'Keeffe, Natural Resources Council of Maine, Maine
Liz Schell, Upland Holistic Development Center, Thailand
From Mayflower Hill to Environmental Policy Advocate
Wednesday, Feb 20, 11:30 lunch, 12:00 presentation
Emmie Theberge, Natural Resources Council of Maine
Come hear Emmie Theberge (ES Colby alum '08) talk about her transition from Colby to working for Maine's largest environmental advocacy organization as the Clean Energy and Global Warming Outreach Coordinator. Emmie will speak to her work on tar sands here in Maine.
***Counts towards ES 402
Students as Catalysts for Large Landscape Conservation, Conference
Friday, March 1, All day event
This conference includes world-class speakers from the field of large landscape conservation plus student peers from other institutions. We would love to see lots of students at events throughout the day. If you are interested in attending any of the talks, the lunch or the dinner please email Philip or Lia.
ALSO- Philip is seeking some student volunteers to help throughout the day. If you would like to contribute to the success of the conference, again get in touch with Philip. Great professional skill building experience!
For more on the conference details.
Disaster Medicine: Planning and Challenges of Relief Work
Tuesday, February 12, 7 p.m.
Diamond Building, 122
Dr. Neelakantan Sunder is an anesthetist at Massachusetts General Hospital and a member of the faculty at Harvard Medical School. He has participated in recent disaster relief missions in Indonesia, Haiti, and New Orleans and will offer his personal reflections on the medical and ethical challenges confronted by participants in medial disaster relief missions.
Forward On Climate Rally in Washington, D.C
GLOBAL HEALTH & INNOVATION CONFERENCE 2013
Presented by Unite For Sight, 10th Annual Conference
Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, USA
Saturday, April 13 - Sunday, April 14, 2013
The Global Health & Innovation Conference is the world's largest global health conference and social entrepreneurship conference. This must-attend, thought-leading conference annually convenes more than 2,200 leaders, changemakers, students, and professionals from all fields of global health, international development, and social entrepreneurship. For more information and to register, visit: http://www.uniteforsight.org/conference/
In the News
States Seeking Stricter Cap on Greenhouse Gases
World's Fifth Largest Fishing Power Makes Bold Move
Blog by Andrew Sharpless (CEO of Oceana) and Ted Danson
Scholarships, fellowships, grad school
Department of Biology at John Carroll University is accepting applications for funded teaching assistantships in Biology at the master’s level.
The Department of Biology at John Carroll University is accepting applications for funded teaching assistantships in Biology at the master’s level. The Anthony/Hickerson research lab anticipates one opening in Amphibian Ecology beginning in fall of 2013. Funding includes a full tuition waiver and competitive stipend. Drs. Anthony and Hickerson have two distinct research areas: 1) We are interested in how ecological factors such as mate choice, aggression, territoriality, and diet interact in the divergence of sympatric populations. 2) We are also interested in how terrestrial amphibians interact with large invertebrates (e.g. centipedes, spiders, earthworms) in temperate forest floor food webs. Recent publication from our lab can be found on Dr. Carl Anthony’s (http://johncarroll.academia.edu/CarlAnthony) and Dr. Cari Hickerson’s (http://johncarroll.academia.edu/CariAnnHickerson) academia.edu websites. If you know of any interested students, please encourage them to contact Carl Anthony (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Cari Hickerson (email@example.com) directly by 15 February. Please have them include their interests and relevant experience in their email. More information can be found on the JCU Department of Biology webpage (http://sites.jcu.edu/biology/) and on Carl Anthony’s research website (https://sites.google.com/site/anthonylaboratory/).
Jobs and Internships
Kennebec Land Trust taking applications for summer internship position
****Please note that due to the high volume of jobs and internships that come through the program there will be a weekly opportunities bulletin that goes out seperately from this newsletter.****
Summer position in Acadia National Park
The National Park Service Inventory and Monitoring (I&M) Program is recruiting a seasonal Biological Science Technician to conduct field work for long-term monitoring programs in the Northeast Temperate Network (NETN). Monitoring programs include forest health, freshwater wetland vegetation, estuarine water quality, rocky intertidal communities, and salt marsh vegetation. The position will be based in Acadia National Park, where approximately 75% of the field work will be conducted. Job Title: Biological Science Technician Job Type: full-time seasonal position Duration: 16 weeks mid-May to early September (exact dates TBD) Pay: $13.41-17.43/hour The incumbent will assist with NETN long-term monitoring programs in northeastern national parks. The position will be based in Acadia National Park (ACAD) where approximately 75% of the field work will be conducted. Incumbent will also spend 1 week in Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park (MABI) for forest crew training, and 2-3 weeks sampling salt marsh vegetation and rocky intertidal habitats in Boston Harbor National Recreation Area (BOHA). Duties include deploying and checking continuous data loggers for water quality in estuarine habitats and water level in freshwater wetlands in ACAD, sampling salt marsh vegetation in ACAD and BOHA, conducting rapid assessments of freshwater wetland condition in ACAD, sampling permanent forest plots in ACAD, and sampling rocky intertidal communities in ACAD and BOHA. Other duties may include pressing unknown plant specimens, equipment maintenance and repair, preparing soil samples for processing, and data entry. This is largely a field based position (approx. 95% of position), and incumbent will be required to carry heavy field equipment (40+lbs), hike through rough terrain, and work in all weather conditions. Park housing will be available at the duty station (Bar Harbor, ME), and incumbent will be required to pay for housing while at his/her duty station. When away from duty station (approx. 3-4 weeks), the National Park Service will pay lodging and per diem costs. For more information and to apply, view the announcement (vacancy announcement # GETT-13-19DEU) on the USAJOBS website (www.usajobs.gov). Note that you must apply through the usajobs.gov website to be considered for this position. Questions about the position can be directed to Kate Miller (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Rocky Mountain Biological Laboratory is now taking applications for a halftime summer GIS/GPS Intern
The Rocky Mountain Biological Laboratory is now taking applications for a halftime GIS/GPS Intern / halftime student in 2013. We are looking for a student who has solid experience with GIS and/or GPS. Experience with IT would be a plus. Fifty percent of the intern=92s time will be spent on several projects: 1) assisting the GIS/GPS Coordinator with training users to use handheld GEOXT GPS units, entering and reviewing metadata, downloading and post-processing files from GPS units, mapping sites, creating maps, and helping with other mapping related projects, 2) overseeing upkeep and troubleshooting of the Barclay computer lab, and 3) occasionally assisting with the maintenance of sensors at permanent weather stations at remote sites. The remaining fifty percent of the intern's time will be spent on an Independent Research Project OR a short course and a smaller independent research project. The research project could be focused on field biology or, alternatively, it could be a mapping/GIS project. *Conditions*: We are looking for someone who is not afraid of hard work and has a sincere interest in GPS and GIS. The intern must be detail-oriented, skilled with computers, and be familiar with GIS software. The chosen student will work an average of 20 hours/week on GIS and GPS projects, computer lab upkeep, and weather station assistance, and an average of 20 hours/week on their independent project and/or short course. *Dates and Cost: *This program runs from approximately June 9 to August 16 (10 weeks). The total Educational Fee for the summer is $5100. RMBL covers half this fee, as the student is a half-time intern. The student is responsible for the other half of this fee: $2550. The educational fee covers Room, Meals, and Station Fees for a total of 10 weeks (maximum) plus tuition for 5 credits of Independent Research. The student is responsible for parking fees, laundry fees, and other miscellaneous expenses. The student will be reimbursed $200 for travel expenses. To apply for this internship, complete the online application to our educational program. Go to www.rmbl.org and follow the link for 'Students'
US Geologic Survey - Forest and Rangeland Ecosystem Science Center is hiring summer interns
4 to 6 seasonal (up to 6 months) biological science technician positions to
assist with field-based amphibian research projects. The duty station for
these positions is Corvallis, Oregon, but frequent overnight travel to
field sites will be required.
For further details and application instructions, please see the full
announcement at www.USAJOBS.gov <http://www.usajobs.gov/>, search position
Lakes Environmental Association Research Assistant
This position requires a B.S. and demonstrated research experience in Biology, Ecology, Limnology, Environmental Science or related field. Further, preferred candidates will have completed or be actively enrolled in a Master’s degree program in one of these fields. Office and laboratory space is located in Bridgton, Maine. Field work will be conducted primarily in the Lakes Region of western Maine. This position begins May 1, through December 31, 2013 with renewal contingent upon funding and successful job performance. Work beyond regular hours (to include evenings and weekends) may be required. Appropriate background checks will be conducted. To apply, send an e-mail to email@example.com with a letter of interest addressing the specific job requirements, current resume with three references indicating relationship to applicant, and transcripts. If you have any questions, call Peter Lowell at (207) 647-8580. Stipend is $15,000-20,000.