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Field Assistant Needed for University of Wyoming Predator-Prey Study in

Mountain Streams


I am looking for a summer research technician to help with a project

examining predator-prey interactions between brook trout and aquatic

invertebrates in high-elevation streams. The project is focused on

quantifying the impacts of trout presence and trout feeding on the

production and biomass of invertebrate populations.


Work will be based out of the Rocky Mountain Biological Laboratory located

in the scenic Elk Mountains of western Colorado near Crested Butte. Field

work (80%) will consist of using a backpack electrofisher to sample trout

populations, tagging individual fish, collecting benthic and drift samples

of invertebrates, and sorting live invertebrates in the field. Lab work

(20%) will involve sorting, identifying, and measuring invertebrates as well

as drying and weighing samples.


Applicants should be in good physical condition as field work will involve

carrying sampling gear (~ 40 lbs.) for extended periods and hiking

off-trail. Applicants should be willing to occasionally work long hours in

the field and be tolerant of wet and buggy conditions.


A stipend of $3800 will be paid for the summer field season. In addition,

shared rustic housing will be provided at no cost at the Rocky Mountain

Biological Laboratory. Work weeks will be approximately 40-50 hrs/week.

The summer field season will run from approximately May 1st to August 31st.


This position is ideal for undergraduates or recent college graduates

looking to gain research experience in aquatic ecology. If interested,

please send a letter of interest and resume with 3 references to

bkoch@uwyo.edu. Applications will be accepted until April 3, or until a

suitable applicant is found. For further information contact Ben at (307)

766-4156 or bkoch@uwyo.edu.

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We are seeking three employees to help with ecological field work along the Roanoke River, NC this summer. Please pass this along to anyone who might be interested. Thanks!


See flyer for more information: http://www.bio.unc.edu/faculty/peet/lab/te...oanoke-Jobs.doc



Paid Research Technician Positions Available for Tree Seedling Recruitment and Survival Study on the Roanoke River, NC for Summer 2007


Purpose: Determine the impact of Dominion Power dam operation procedure on the recruitment and survival of bottomland hardwood forest tree species. Technicians will assist a UNC graduate student with tree seedling plot establishment and monitoring on the lower Roanoke River, North Carolina


Pay: $10/hr + housing


Commitment: late May - Early August


Location: Lower Roanoke River


Application: Please submit a one-page letter outlining your interest in the project (why are you applying and what do you expect to gain) and any relevant prior experience. We will begin contacting applicants for phone interviews the week of March 26.


Deadline: Applications will be accepted until the positions are filled.


For more information on the project and/or the positions please contact:


Jackie White

Graduate Student

Plant Ecology Lab


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Invasive earthworms from Eurasia are colonizing Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.

These earthworms consume the forest floor and channelize the soil, thereby

altering the ecology and hydrology of the ecosystem. A PhD position to

investigate the effect of these invasive earthworms is available for a

highly motivated and qualified individual in the School of Forest Resources

and Environmental Science at Michigan Technological University (MTU).

Desirable qualifications in the applicant include a master’s degree in

Ecology, Forestry or Hydrology. A strong interest in field based research,

experimental design and statistics is highly desired.


Consideration of applications begins immediately and will continue until the

position is filled. Please send a cover letter that states your research

interests and provides the names and contact information for three

references, your curriculum vitae, and any other relevant materials by email

to Tom Pypker (tgpypker@mtu.edu), School of Forest Resources and

Environmental Science, Michigan Technological University, Houghton, MI 49931


Dr. Tom Pypker

Tel: 906-487-1089

e-mail: tgpypker@mtu.edu


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Research Internship at the MacArthur Agro-ecology Research Center

Location: Lake Placid, Florida.

Participating Dates: Minimum 6 month internship starting May-June,


A research internship is available at the MacArthur Agro-ecology

Research Center (MAERC) at Buck Island Ranch, a Division of Archbold

Biological Station in south central Florida (www.archbold-station.org).

MAERC is located at a 10,500-acre commercial cattle ranch and is

dedicated to long-term research that contributes to a better

understanding and broader awareness of the ecological, economic, and

cultural value of Florida's cattle ranches.


Research projects at MAERC focus on wetland ecology and restoration,

effects of fire and grazing on grassland and wetland ecosystems, and the

environmental impacts of cattle ranching. Research interns spend 20

hours per week assisting the MAERC Research Biologist and 20 hours

conducting their own independent research project.

Benefits: $120/week stipend. Free housing provided on site.

Application: Please send letter of interest, resume, and contact

information for three references to Dr. Patrick Bohlen at


Application Deadline: April 15, 2007, or until filled.

Contact: Dr. Patrick Bohlen at e-mail above or call (863) 699-0242

(office) or (863) 414-5145 (cell).




Patrick J. Bohlen, PhD

Associate Research Biologist

Director of Research


MacArthur Agro-ecology Research Center

300 Buck Island Ranch Rd.

Lake Placid, FL 33852

ph: (863) 699-0242

cell: (863) 414-5145

fax: (863) 699-2217

e-mail: pbohlen@archbold-station.org

website: http://www.maerc.org


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Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR)

Graduate School - University of Illinois




The IDNR Division of Natural Heritage, the Illinois Nature Preserves Commission (INPC), and the Natural Resources and Environmental Studies program are announcing three (3) Natural Heritage Residency positions to be available June, 16 2007. Those selected will be full-time employees of IDNR for 12 consecutive months, will receive a monthly salary of $1,305 plus health, vacation, sick, and personal leave benefits. Up to three (3) units of graduate credits may also be possible through this internship.


Three (3) field-based positions located as follows: one (1) in Area 3 headquartered in Du Page County at the Tri-County State Park; one in Area 8 headquartered in Jasper County at the Prairie Ridge State Natural Area; and one in Natural Heritage District 22 also headquartered in Jasper County at the Prairie Ridge State Natural Area.



Field-based residencies provide graduate students with practical hands-on experience working with an IDNR Natural Heritage Biologist or an INPC preservation Specialist. Duties will include monitoring endangered species, conducting biological inventories, and managing natural areas. Residents can develop skills in writing management plans and making presentations to the public. Field experience in the application of prescribed fire will be incorporated into the duties as well.



Residents must be enrolled in a graduate program in Plant Biology; Plant, Soil, and General Agriculture; Forestry; Zoology, or Biological Sciences and must be recommended by the Graduate School. In addition, preference is given to applicants who have made significant progress towards completion of their degree, as demonstrated by having progressed to a near-final draft of their thesis or dissertation. All applicants must have the approval of their major advisor to be considered for this program. During the period of residency, students must reside within a 30-mile radius of the headquarters location of the position.



Send cover letter, resume, grade transcripts, and a completed CMS-100 State of Illinois Employment Application to Dr. Mike Ward (mpward@uiuc.edu). CMS- 100 application forms are available on-line at http://www.state.il.us/cms/. The cover letter should clearly indicate the position(s)/location(s) for which the applicant wishes to be considered. The above documents must be accompanied by a letter of support from the applicant’s major advisor.



A total of up to six (6) applicants may be recommended by the University for three positions. From the recommended applicants, IDNR and INPC will select those to be interviewed along with applicants from other universities.


APPLICATION DEADLINE: Close of Business: April 13, 2007


INTERVIEWS: May 9 in Springfield, Illinois


IDNR CONTACT: Jody Shimp (618-435-8138 x127)


University of Illinois and the Illinois Department of Natural Resources are

Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employers.

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M.S. Graduate Research Assistantship - Wetland Wildlife Ecology

Division of Forestry and Natural Resources, Wildlife and Fisheries Resources

Program, West Virginia University



STARTING DATE: May to August 2007 or negotiable.


DESCRIPTION: This two and one-half year project is designed to evaluate

and compare the function of mitigation wetlands to natural wetlands.

Student will take part in all aspects of the study (i.e., identification,

mapping, and/or evaluation of wildlife populations, hydrophytic plants,

hydric soils, hydrology, etc.) and will develop a thesis proposal and

conduct research dealing with wetland plant decomposition rates and the

impact on larval amphibian or invertebrate ecology. The student will be

working toward a M.S. in Wildlife and Fisheries Resources in the Division of

Forestry and Natural Resources at West Virginia University.


QUALIFICATIONS: B. S. in Wildlife, Wetlands, Environmental Science or

closely related field. Minimum GPA of 3.0 and combined quantitative/verbal

GRE scores of 1100. A strong interest in wetland function or wildlife

conservation is essential. Field experience with either wildlife or plants

is required. Field experience in the Appalachians and experience with

amphibians, plant decomposition studies, and mitigation wetlands is highly

desirable. Industrious, hard-working student that can make decisions

independently, work cooperatively with other students, and supervise

technicians preferred.


STIPEND: $12,000/year plus health insurance and complete tuition waiver.


CONTACT: Interested individuals should send a letter of interest, resume, a

statement of purpose (i.e., why you want to work on this project at WVU,

your research and career interests, etc.) copy of transcripts and GRE

scores, and contact information for 3 references to Dr. James T. Anderson at


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A PhD position is available for a highly motivated and qualified

individual to join me in an endeavor to understand road ecology and

amphibian responses at Michigan Technological University (MTU -

http://www.mtu.edu/). The project will entail field work and laboratory

trials with adults and tadpoles. Although important elements of this

research have been planned, considerable intellectual freedom will be

given to the successful applicant. Applicants must have solid laboratory

and field skills.


MTU’s School of Forest Resources and Environmental Sciences is ranked

fourth in the nation

(http://www.admin.mtu.edu/urel/news/media_relations/526/). Quality of life

for MTU students is outstanding. MTU is located in Michigan's Keweenaw

Peninsula on the South Shore of Lake Superior. The region is dominated by

publicly-owned forests, and is rated as one of the top 10 U.S. adrenaline

outposts by National Geographic Adventure Magazine


MTU is in Houghton, Michigan http://www.cityofhoughton.com/ and is a

small community with all the characteristics of such (safe, inexpensive,



Consideration of applications begins immediately and will continue until

the position is filled. Please send a cover letter that states your

research interests and provides the names and contact information for

three references, your curriculum vitae, and any other relevant materials

by email to Jacqualine Grant (jbgrant@mtu.edu), School of Forest Resources

and Environmental Science, Michigan Technological University, Houghton, MI

49931. My website: http://forest.mtu.edu/faculty/grant/index.html.

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Position Description:


The Marine Turtle Research Program at NOAA-Southwest Fisheries Science

Center (SWFSC), La Jolla, CA, seeks to contract a database manager/data

analyst to manage database systems and assist senior researchers with data

analysis. The Program generates genetic data and collects a wide range of

biological data, including morphological, line-transect, mark-recapture,

stable isotope, satellite telemetry, oceanographic, behavioral, and acoustic

tracking. Databases have been developed using MS SQL Server with MS Access

front ends. The successful candidate will be responsible for the upkeep of

these databases as well as providing assistance to scientists to organize

and analyze data. He/she will work under the supervision of a senior-level

scientist of the program and a senior-level data manager of the Information

Technology Services program at SWFSC. He/she will interact with scientists,

IT personnel, and laboratory technicians. This position requires a person

who is organized, detail-oriented, self-motivated, and be able to

communicate technical materials with others. Although this is a one-year

contract, it will be renewed subject to available funding.


If you are interested, please contact me for more details.


Tomo Eguchi



8604 La Jolla Shores Dr.

La Jolla, CA 92037


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University of Idaho Fisheries Research Positions



Project: Passage of ESA-listed Adult Salmon and Pacific Lamprey in the Columbia River Basin


Positions are available for field work to evaluate upstream passage of adult Chinook salmon and Pacific lamprey in the Columbia River basin. For these projects, fish will be collected at Bonneville and McNary Dams, outfitted with radio transmitters and monitored using fixed and mobile radio receivers as they migrate upstream. An associated study will also be conducted at Bonneville Dam to evaluate swimming performance and behavior of adult lamprey in fishways using an experimental fish ladder.



The following positions are available. We are looking for motivated, dependable, and hardworking individuals interested in anadromous fisheries research. Previous experience with telemetry and fisheries research projects desired but not required. We will train you as needed for individual tasks. Persons hired for one position may be required to periodically fill in for another position as needed. If interested, please contact any of the persons listed below and we can answer your questions. Apply ASAP, we will be hiring in the next few weeks.


1. Salmon tagging at Bonneville Dam (1 position). Duties will be to assist in collecting adult salmon, outfitting them with radio transmitters, and recording biological data. Tagging operations will be conducted in the Adult Fish Facility at Bonneville Dam. Ability to work some weekends and to accurately record biological data required. Experience handling large fish, knowledge of fish biology, experience trailering, a valid driver's license and a good driving record required. Fieldwork for this project will run from early April through mid August. Based on experience and abilities wages $8.00 to $11.00/hr. Housing and board provided.

2. Lamprey study at Bonneville Dam (1 position). Assist in collection and tagging of adult lamprey with radio transmitter, set-up, operation, and breakdown of flume tests, and recording biological and behavioral data. Tests to be conducted in Adult Fish Facility at Bonneville Dam. Ability to work nights (many tests will be run at night) and weekends, and to accurately and legibly record biological data required. Experience handling fish and conducting experimental studies, and knowledge of experimental design techniques and/or construction experience desired. A valid driver's license and good driving record required. Fieldwork for this project will run from mid May through mid August. Based on experience and abilities wages $8.00 to $11.00/hr. Housing and board provided.

3. Lamprey study at McNary Dam (3 positions). Persons needed to assist lamprey radio telemetry project at McNary Dam. Duties will include collecting and tagging lamprey with radio transmitters, recording tagging and biological data, and monitoring movements of radio-tagged fish. May also assist other project personnel downloading and maintaining telemetry and PIT equipment. Requires ability to accurately and legibly record data, and willingness to work outdoors and the ability to work nights (fish will be collected at night) and weekends. A valid driver's license and good driving record required. Fieldwork for this project will run from early June through September. Summer-only positions are available. Wages based on experience and abilities - $8.00 to $11.00/hr. Housing and board provided.


Please contact the follow persons if you have questions.


Dr. Chris Peery, CNR RM 106B, 208 885-7223, cpeery@uidaho.edu. (Bonneville or McNary Work)


Eric Johnson, CEB RM 106, 208 885-4223, ejohnson@uidaho.edu. (Bonneville Work)


Steve Lee, CEB RM 108A, 208 885-4225, slee@uidaho.edu (Bonneville Work)


Chuck Boggs, 208 885-7614, <mailto:cboggs@uidaho.edu>cboggs@uidaho.edu (McNary Work)



Christopher C. Caudill

Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources

College of Natural Resources

University of Idaho

Moscow, ID 83844-1136

208-885-7614 (voice)

208-885-9080 (fax)



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Solving the mystery: ecosystem impacts of introduced Chinese mystery snails


REU position available

University of Notre Dame -Aquatic Ecology

Dr. David Lodge


The lab of Dr. David Lodge is seeking an REU student to develop and conduct

a study of the invasive Chinese Mystery Snail (CMS) in lakes and streams of

northern Wisconsin and Michigan’s Upper Peninsula (funding pending). The

project will investigate the mechanisms that allow CMS to establish

populations and reach high densities. The student will gain experience in

all facets of the research process including literature search and

subsequent development of research questions, field and/or lab work to

answer those questions, and statistical analysis of experimental work.

Several participants of a larger, multidisciplinary project team will mentor

the REU student. The student will receive a competitive stipend and housing

at the University of Notre Dame Environmental Research Center will be

provided. The project will take place from early June to mid August 2007.

Although previous aquatic experience is desired, it is not required. To

apply, please email a resume and cover letter, along with three references

to Jody Murray (jmurray7@nd.edu) no later than April 15, 2007.

Additionally, applicants should submit transcripts either by email

(preferred method) or US mail to Jody Murray, University of Notre Dame, 175

Galvin, Notre Dame Indiana, 46556. Questions about the project may be

directed to graduate student Matthew Barnes (mbarnes3@nd.edu).

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LOCATION: Institute of Ecology, University of Georgia, Athens, GA (for PostDoc) or Eco-metrics, Inc., Atlanta, GA (for Advanced Research Analyst)


NOTE: Applicants with an M.S. must have extensive post-graduate research experience and an ongoing record of scholarly publication.


DURATION: 1 year, with extension dependent upon funding.


DUTIES: A Postdoctoral Research Associate (or M.S.-level Advanced Research Analyst) with expertise in hydrologic & hydrogeologic modeling and spatial applications in ecology will participate in ongoing research on the hydrology and biogeochemistry of fluvial landscapes (e.g., floodplains and river networks). Duties include development and application of modeling techniques to: 1) investigate the influence of excess fine sediments on the magnitude and patterns of ground water and surface water interactions in alluvial rivers, and 2) collaborating with colleagues to understand resulting implications for the uptake, storage, and remineralization of riverborne nitrogen by biota inhabiting the streambed and hyporheic zone.


For more information and application instructions please see:


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Pelagic Longline Fishery Observers


*Responsibilities:* The successful candidates will be collecting catch,

effort and environmental data for the National Marine Fisheries Service

(NMFS) aboard offshore commercial fishing vessels. Upcoming work will

be deployed for up to 2 months based at Huoma, LA and Panama City, FL


Training will be from April 2, 2007 through April 13, 2007 at the Miami



Qualifications: *Qualified individuals must have at least an AS degree

in Marine Biology or related field, offshore experience and a working

knowledge of offshore large fish species.


*Contact: *Chad Lefferson**

IAP World Services

Email: Chad.Lefferson@noaa.gov <mailto:Chad.Lefferson@noaa.gov>

Phone (228) 762-4591, x300

Fax (228) 769-9200


Marshall Holstrom: Marshall_Holstrom@usgs.gov

Program Manager, IAP World Services, Inc.

National Wetlands Research Center/USGS


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Pharmaceuticals and personal care products are being continuously

introduced into the aquatic environment, with little to no relevant data

available with respect to their ecological fate and effects. M.S. or Ph.D.

research assistantship(s) are available to study the metabolism,

bioconcentration and toxicity of selected pharmaceuticals to fish. These

positions are available at the University of North Texas located in Denton,


Student(s) should ideally be able to start no later than August 1, 2007.

Previous experience in environmental analytical chemistry (e.g. LC-MS) or

ecotoxicity testing is desirable, but not required. Interested students

are encouraged to contact Duane Huggett (dbhuggett @unt.edu or 940-891-

6956) for more information.

Duane B. Huggett, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Department of Biology

Institute of Applied Sciences

University of North Texas

Denton, TX 76208

(T) 940-891-6956

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The Aquatic Ecology lab at Western Kentucky University has immediate

openings for full-time students interested in pursuing a Master of Science

degree in Biology. Graduate assistantships will include both a 9-month

stipend, a separate summer stipend, and tuition reimbursement. The

starting date can be effective either summer or fall 2007.


Graduate student involvement directed towards one of the following active

research projects dealing with the ecology of stream macroinvertebrates

will be especially encouraged:


* Influence of alternative forestry harvesting practices on headwater

stream structure and function, with a particular emphasis on



* Importance of land-use gradients on the structure of stream

macroinvertebrate assemblages


Please visit the Biology Web site (bioweb.wku.edu) for information about

the Master of Science degree program or the WKU Office of Graduate Studies

and Research (www.wku.edu/Dept/Academic/Graduate) regarding application

information. Our graduate program in Biology and Biodiversity is large and

diverse, and students are encouraged to use resources and participate in

activities across departments within the Ogden College of Science and



Western Kentucky University is a rapidly-growing institution of

approximately 18,500 students, and is located in the Interior Plateau

region of south-central Kentucky. Western Kentucky University is an

Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer (AA/EOE) and does not

discriminate against any person or group on the basis of age, color,

disability, gender, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation,

or veteran's status.


For more information please contact:


Scott A. Grubbs, Ph.D

Department of Biology

Western Kentucky University


270 745-5048

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Graduate Research Assistantships in Aquatic Ecology and Ecotoxicology


March 27, 2007


Graduate Research Assistantships (PhD or MS)


Aquatic Ecology and Ecotoxicology


Baylor University


The Ecotoxicology and Aquatic Research Laboratory and the Center for

Reservoir and Aquatic Systems Research (http://www.baylor.edu/crasr) at

Baylor University have openings for graduate research assistants in

applied aquatic ecology, and aquatic toxicology. Emphasis is in the

following areas:

1) applied ecology and ecotoxicology of harmful algal blooms

2) ecotoxicology of emerging contaminants


Applicants should have a background in biology, environmental science,

biochemistry, or a related discipline. Candidates with an M.S. in aquatic

ecology, water quality, and/or environmental toxicology and chemistry are

particularly encouraged to apply. Excellent aquatic science and

environmental toxicology and chemistry laboratories with state-of-the-

science equipment, competitive stipends, and off campus experimental

facilities are available to support research activities of the successful

applicant. In addition, numerous opportunities exist for multidisciplinary

research interaction and graduate training at Baylor University.


Start Date: August 2007.


Location: Baylor University is located on the banks of the Brazos River in

Waco (http://www.wacocvb.com/), an active community of over 200,000. Waco

is located less than 1.5 hours from Austin, Dallas/Ft. Worth and College



To Apply: Candidates should submit a letter of interest and a curriculum

vitae including GPA and GRE scores to Dr. Bryan W. Brooks

(Bryan_Brooks@Baylor.edu; 254-710-6553).


Deadline: Review of applications will commence on 30 April 2007 and

continue until the position is filled.

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Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU)Summer Stream Ecology Research The

IdahoState UniversityStream EcologyCenter is seeking one undergraduate student

to assist in an experimental study of effects of brook trout on linked

stream-riparian ecosystems in the northern Rocky Mountains. Duties: Assist

with field experiment of stream and riparian food webs, including study of fish,

aquatic insects, algae, and riparian predators such as spiders and birds. This

is an excellent opportunity to learn skills needed to perform graduate-level

research in ecology through the NSF “Research Experiences for Undergraduates”

program. Opportunity will include an independent study. Much of the work will

take place in road-less areas and will involve camping and backpacking in

beautiful settings. Qualifications: Applicants will be ranked on a) academic

record, B) experience in field research, especially stream and riparian ecology,

and c) references from three instructors or mentors. Candidates should be

enthusiastic, have a strong work ethic, and work well with others. The

capability to work long days under potentially adverse weather conditions and

terrain is a must. Only U.S. citizens are eligible. Employment dates:

Position is from Junethrough August (some flexibility on dates). Application:

E-mail cover letter and resuméincluding experience, relevant coursework,

contacts for three references, anddates available to: Dr. Colden Baxter

(baxtcold@isu.edu,208-282-6098), Dept. of Biological Sciences, Idaho State

University, Pocatello, ID 83209, web

http://www.isu.edu/departments/strmecol Apply by April 30, 2007for full



Joe Benjamin

Ph.D. student

Stream Ecology Center

Idaho State University



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Trout Unlimited is seeking 2 field technicians for work on threatened

populations of Lahontan cutthroat trout in northern Nevada. We are

monitoring population trends and movement in response to habitat

improvements and increased connectivity from the removal of several

culverts. Field sites can be remote and rugged, work is physically

strenuous, and conditions are often uncomfortable (desert environment – hot

days, cold nights, occasional storms). Interns must be in excellent

physical condition, and be able to hike long distances with heavy equipment

and camp for long periods. Field work requires experience with 4WD

driving, an ability to read and navigate by topographic maps, use of GPS to

find site locations, ability to trouble shoot equipment problems and other

unforeseen situations, attention to detail with data collection, and

ability to work independently and well with others – after initial training

the pair of technicians will be working by themselves. Fisheries

background including VI or PIT tagging and electro-shocking experience is

highly desirable.


Stipend is $1500/month + $20 per diem for work days. There are 2 possible

start dates: either August 12th to assist with a collaborative project

with the Boise Aquatics Lab (Rocky Mountain Research Station) on bull trout

in Idaho before the NV field season, or the last week of August for the

cutthroat trout work. The NV season runs through approximately the first

week of Oct (~ 6 weeks). Field work time is flexible to fit in-field

needs, but the most strategic schedule approximates working about 6-7 days

followed by an overnight break in the town closest to field sites (Elko,

NV), with 2-3 longer breaks for personal time throughout the season.

Technicians begin and end the season in Boise, ID, and must have an

excellent driving record to be covered individually by our insurance.

Interns need own sleeping bag/pad, and tent if desired, but TU has most

other camping equipment (2 person tent, stove, pots, etc). TU provides

vehicle, gas, and occasional hotel and other travel-related expenses

throughout the field season.


APPLICATION CLOSING DATE is May 15th, 2007. If interested please send

cover letter, resume and names and contact information for 3 references

(names, phone numbers, e-mail addresses, and relation to applicant) by

email to:


Helen Neville, Ph.D.

Research Scientist


Phone: 208-938-1110 x13

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Stream Habitat Technician

Position: Stream Habitat Technician, Hourly Field Assistant (up to 40 hours per week)





Location: Springfield, IL



Job Description: Duties will include: 1) assist in all aspects of data collection for habitat index development, including a major component of travel and field work; 2) share responsibilities of equipment and maintenance; 3) assist with data entry; and 4) provide support on projects initiated by the IDNR Watershed Protection Section.




Qualifications: Required: Applicant should have or be in the process of pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in stream ecology, natural resources, or related field. Must have a desire to gain additional experiences in the field; possess an avid interest for working outdoors; be able to work in harsh weather conditions including heat, insects, and rain; and be able to travel to field sites for up to a week in the summer and early fall (travel cost provided). Desired traits include: a valid drivers license, determined work ethic, ability to follow directions, ability to read and navigate from a gazetteer, field experience in streams including walking in waders, and the ability to work independently and in a team setting.



Wage: $9.50 - $12.00






Available: June 1, 2007 – August 31, 2007



Application: Applications will be accepted until APRIL 16, 2007. To apply, please email, fax or mail cover letter and resume to:

Human Resources Office, PRF #1499

Illinois Natural History Survey

1816 S. Oak Street

Champaign, IL 61820

TEL: (217) 244-4592; FAX: (217) 333-4949; hroffice@inhs.uiuc.edu





For Technical Questions:

Ann Marie Holtrop


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Fisheries Ecology Intern

Position: Fisheries Ecology Intern






Location: Lake Michigan Biological Station, Zion, Illinois under the direction of Dr. Sergiusz Czesny (847) 872-8677, czesny@uiuc.edu




Job Description: Participate in daily field station research activities with the opportunity to participate in projects investigating trophic links between fish and zooplankton, recruitment dynamics of yellow perch and lake trout, and response of smallmouth bass to an artificial reef. Assist with laboratory experiments using larval fishes, including care and feeding of fish larvae. Assist with field sampling of nearshore fishes (using fyke nets, gill nets, bottom trawl, neuston nets) and zooplankton on Lake Michigan. Conduct laboratory sample processing of fish, zooplankton, and benthic invertebrates. Assist with maintenance of field gear, laboratory facilities, and research vessels. See our website for more information on the Station http://www.inhs.uiuc.edu/caec/lmbs/index.html





Qualifications: Working towards a degree in fisheries, aquatic ecology, zoology, biology or a

closely related field. Good interpersonal skills are strongly preferred. Familiarity with laboratory sampling also preferred, especially enumeration and identification of zooplankton, benthic invertebrates, and/or fish. SCUBA certification is beneficial, but not required. Must be capable of working in unusual weather conditions, sometimes on nights or weekends, and have the ability to swim.




Wage: $1500 per month or commensurate with experience and qualifications






Available: Beginning on or after May 1, 2007 for the summer, possible to extend through October.



Application: To ensure full consideration, applications should be received by April 20, 2007.

To apply send cover letter, resume, and names, addresses, and telephone numbers of 3 references by email, fax or post to:

Sergiusz Czesny

Illinois Natural History Survey, 400 17th Street, Zion, IL 60099

Phone: (847) 872-8677 Fax: (847) 872-8679, Email: czesny@uiuc.edu




For Technical Questions: Email: czesny@uiuc.edu

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Student opportunities (grad school and undergraduates)


Money available to study endocrine distrupters at Purdue.



Money available to study ecotoxicology at Southern Illinois



Fisheries/aquatic ecology internship in Southern Illinois



Stream technician Colorado



Alaskan field stream ecologist, Notre Dame University


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Summer research assistants are needed in the lab of Dr. Dan Soluk (University of

South Dakota, Dept. of Biology) to assist in field studies of the Hine's emerald

dragonfly (Somatochlora hineana) a federally-listed endangered species. The

Hine's emerald dragonfly is a very unusual species that now survives at only a

few sites in the Midwest. Be a part of cutting edge research that is being

conducted near Chicago, Illinois and in Door County, Wisconsin. Field work will

include larval and adult population surveys, habitat analysis, genetic studies

and behavioral research on both larval and adult stages.


Housing and per diem expense allowance are provided when in the field. Pay will

be $8-9.50/hour, 40 hours/week, depending on experience. Field season will run

from mid May to mid August.


Introductory biology and a strong general interest in ecology and conservation

are required. Much of the work is with living Hine's emeralds and requires a

careful touch and close attention to detail. Must be reasonably physically fit

and be able to conduct field work outdoors under sometimes difficult conditions

(humidity, biting insects, heat, or cold). Must have a valid driver's license.

Must be able to tolerate living in rustic conditions in a beautiful forest cabin

on Lake Michigan, or in hotels in the Chicago suburbs. Must be flexible, have a

positive attitude, and work well as part of a research team.



If you are interested in the positions please contact Colleen Satyshur

(csatyshu@usd.edu <mailto:csatyshu@usd.edu> ). For full consideration apply

before April 15, 2007.



Daniel A. Soluk, Assoc. Prof.

Dept. of Biology

University of South Dakota

414 East Clark St.

Vermillion, SD 57069

ph. 605 677-6172

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The Department of Biological Sciences and the Institute of Applied Sciences

at The University of North Texas has an opening for a postdoctoral

research fellow in basic and applied fish physiology. Research will

focus on cardiac output and hepatic flow in multiple fish species,

as well as other parameters that influences the disposition of

environmental contaminants in fish.


Applicants should have a Ph.D. and a background in fisheries, physiology

or a related discipline. Preference will be given to candidates with

experience measuring cardiovascular parameters. This is a one year

position, with the possibility of a second year contingent on funding.


Start Date: June 2007.


Location: The University of North Texas is located approximately 30 minutes

North ofThe Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex in Denton, TX.


To Apply: Candidates should submit a letter of interest, a curriculum

Vitae, and the contact information for 3 references to Dr. Duane Huggett at



Deadline: Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until

the position is filled.

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Oceanic Society Research Course

Field Course in Biology, Ecology and Conservation of Antillean Manatees,

Loggerhead Sea turtles, and Bottlenose Dolphins: GIS mapping and boat



Location: Oceanic Society Field Station, Blackbird Caye, Belize,

Central America.


Date: June 16-23, 2007


Instructors: Dr. Leslee Parr, San José State University; Mario Mota,

University of Florida. Local Belizean researchers will also contribute to

the course.


Cost: $1090 - Four students per cabana with shared bath.


Course Description: Students will participate in a hands-on field study.

This course will include

instruction in general marine mammal and turtle ecology, anatomy,

physiology, evolution and population biology and specifics about bottlenose

dolphins, Antillean manatees, and Loggerhead turtles in Belize. Students

will learn field assessment methods for dolphins, manatees, and turtles in

their habitat, including GPS use and basic GIS location mapping. Discussion

of conservation issues particularly related to isolated tropical ecosystems.

Field excursions from the Blackbird Oceanic Field Station will compliment

lectures and presentations.


Location Description: Blackbird Caye is approximately 90 minutes by motor

vessel east of Belize City. Operated by the Oceanic Society (

www.oceanic-society.org), the Blackbird Caye Field Station sits on a low

sand and mangrove island archipelago within the barrier reef

system of Belize. This is a remote tropical island with no medical

facilities. A private airstrip is available for emergency evacuation.


Class format: Class size is small (10 maximum). Please contact the Oceanic

Society in San Francisco for details. 415 441 1106. Course website:


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This position will be primarily responsible for field and data entry

components of a summer flounder distard mortality study and tuna sampling

project. Duties will include collection of fish aboard commercial vessels

in accordance with sample design; maintenance and monitoring of on-board

and shore-side live holding systems; preparation of equipment for

scientific cruises; data entry; dockside biological sampling of marine

species. Office located in Riverhead, Long Island but may be required to

report to various field locations on Eastern Long Island to start workday

and may be required to work outside of normal office hours and on weekends

as necessary.


Must have an Associates Degree in related field plus one year experience

or Bachelor of Science Degree in Marine Science, Natural Science, or

Environmental Science.


Must be a certified Diver.


Must have the ability to interact well with the Long Island commercial

fishing industry and have knowledge of local fisheries and harvest methods.


Full-time (40 hours per week) with benefits, temporary (6 months)


Must be available to start in approximately two weeks.


If interested, please fax resume to Kristin Gerbino at (631) 727-7130.

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The Marine Program at Cornell Cooperative Extension in Riverhead, NY is

seeking applicants for immediate hire for a temporary Fisheries Technician.


Applicant will be responsible for general program support for various

ongoing programs conducted by the Marine Program. Will also be

responsible for assisting Marine Extension Agents in conducting applied

field research projects. The position will require extended periods of

time both in the field and in the office. This position will be primarily

responsible for field and data entry components of the summer flounder

mortality study and the tuna sampling project. Duties include collection

of live fish aboard commercial vessels, maintenance and monitoring of on-

board and shore-side live holding systems, preparation of equipment for

scientific cruises, data entry, and dockside biological sampling of

various marine species. May be required to report to field locations at

start of workday, and may be required to work outside of normal office

hours. At sea work will be required, as well as working designated

weekends as required. Other duties as assigned.



-Associates degree in a related field plus 1 year experience; BS in

Marine, Natural, or Environmental Sciences preferred.


-PADI open water certified


-Basic Understanding of marine science and fisheries biology and management


-Ability to accurately ID local fish species


-Valid driver's license


The position is starting ASAP, and will last for six months from start

date. The technician will be paid at $14.50 per hour, 40 hrs per week.

Benefits available.

Interested applicants should fax a resume and cover letter to Kristin

Gerbino at (631) 727-7130

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