NEON, the National Ecological Observatory Network is requesting proposals for conducting a small-scale methods test in order to identify and quantify the potential variability of chlorophyll readings in fresh leaves of terrestrial plants that have been flash-frozen followed by storage at -800 C prior to being shipped to a remote laboratory for chlorophyll measurement. This work is designed to inform future protocols for continental scale sampling and will insure that proper methods for handling and processing samples are established. It is expected that publication of a white paper will be included in the scope of work.
All qualified PI’s, research institutions, and laboratories are invited to submit a proposal. Interested parties may obtain additional information, including the complete Request for Proposal by contacting the NEON Contract Administrator, Steve McCormick at (720) 330-1668 or email@example.com and referencing RFP-0302-CLA.
Travel funding available for new U.S. participants.
Requests for Travel Funds by new U.S. participants due 15 June 2016
Deadline for submission of abstracts to ICES, 30 April 2016
The International Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES) is a leading forum for the promotion, coordination, and dissemination of research on physical, chemical, and biological systems in the North Atlantic and adjacent seas. ICES promotes the science of discovery in the marine realm. In addition, it provides advice on human impacts on marine ecosystems, including effects of fishing, but with strong emphasis on broader areas of concern in evolving ecosystem-based management. Information on ICES, its goals and activities is on the web at: www.ices.dk. U.S. Delegates to ICES, Dr. Steven Murawski (College of Marine Science, University of South Florida; email firstname.lastname@example.org) and Dr. William Karp (NOAA, Northeast Fisheries Science Center, email email@example.com) can provide further information about ICES and its activities.
How to apply
Limited funding to support travel to the Annual Science Conference, via a NSF grant to Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, is available to encourage participation by researchers from U.S. academic institutions. Strong preference will be given to scientists within 7 years of receipt of the PhD who are first-time ICES participants. Potential participants should submit abstracts for oral presentations or posters in one of the 20 theme sessions listed below (instructions can be found at http://www.ices.dk/news-and-events/asc/ASC2016/Pages/Call-for-papers.aspx). Applicants for travel funds should communicate with Dr. Andy Solow (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution; email firstname.lastname@example.org), with a cc to Mary Schumacher (email@example.com) and provide a copy of their accepted abstract, a short statement of reasons for attending, and a brief biographical sketch. Decisions on travel awards will be made by 1 July 2016.
- Annual Science Conference: Theme Sessions Fisher collected acoustic data (FCAD)
- Predictably Irrational – a new scientific research field for the science underpinning marine-resource management
- From individuals to ecosystems: their ecology and evolution
- Ecosystem changes and impacts on diadromous and marine species productivity
- The emerging science of ecological multimodel inference for informing fisheries management
- Integrated ecosystems assessment and decision support to advance ecosystem-based fisheries management
- The inshore challenge – management of recreational and commercial fisheries accounting for social benefits, economic value, and biological sustainability
- Looking backwards to move ahead: how the wider application of new technologies to interpret scale, otolith, statolith and other biomineralised age-registering structures could improve management of natural resources
- Seasonal-to-decadal prediction of marine systems: opportunities, approaches, and applications. (Co-sponsored by PICES)
- What is a good pelagic habitat?
- Make marine sediment extraction sustainable by mitigation of related processes with potential negative impacts
- Integration challenges in maritime spatial planning – approaches, science gaps, and communication demands
- The role of zooplankton in exploited ecosystems: top-down and bottom-up stresses on pelagic food webs
- Long-term phytoplankton trends in the ICES area: regional distribution, bloom dynamics and response to environmental drivers
- “When is enough, enough?” Methods for optimising, evaluating, and prioritising of marine data collection
Co-sponsored by PICES
- Arctic Ecosystem Services: Challenges and Opportunities (Co-sponsored by AMAP, EU-PolarNet, and ICES)
- Harvest control rules: beyond FMSY for an ecosystem approach to fisheries?
- Integrating humanities and social sciences into marine ecosystem management - first steps
Conveners: Steve Barbeaux (USA)
Martin Pastoors (the Netherlands)
Sascha Fässler (the Netherlands)
Conveners: Sarah B. M. Kraak (Germany)
Dorothy J. Dankel (Norway)
Conveners: Anna Kuparinen (Finland)
Anne Maria Eikeset (Norway)
Silva Uusi-Heikkilä (Finland)
Conveners: Timothy Sheehan (USA)
Katherine Mills (USA)
Mark Payne (Denmark)
Conveners: Phillip Levin (USA)
Stefan Neuenfeldt (Denmark)
Tessa Francis (USA)
Conveners: John Pope (UK)
Lena Bergström (Sweden)
Melania Borit (Norway)
Conveners: Kieran Hyder (UK)
Harry Strehlow (Germany)
Estanis Mugerza (Spain)
Maria Spedicato (Italy)
Conveners: Ewan Hunter (UK)
Vladimir Laptikhovsky (UK)
Philip Hollyman (UK)
Conveners: Mark Payne (Denmark)
Desiree Tommasi (USA)
Alistair Hobday (Australia)
Conveners: Mark Dickey-Collas (ICES)
Abigail McQuatters-Gollop (UK)
Verena Trenkel (France)
Conveners: Ad Stolk (the Netherlands)
Keith Cooper (UK)
Michel Desprez (France)
Conveners: Andreas Kannen (Germany)
Matt Gubbins (UK)
Michael Gilek (Sweden)
Conveners: Angus Atkinson (UK)
Webjoern Melle (Norway)
Conveners: Alexandra Kraberg (Germany)
Eileen Bresnan (UK)
Marie Johansen (Sweden)
Conveners: J.H. Vølstad (Norway)
Mike Armstrong (UK)
Marie Storr-Paulsen (Denmark)
Robyn Forrest (USA)
Conveners: Jeremy Mathis (USA)
Kriss Rokkan Iversen (Norway)
Conveners: Didier Gascuel (France)
Lisa Borges (Belgium)
Dave Reid (Ireland)
Conveners: David Goldsborough (the Netherlands)
Jörn Schmidt (Germany)
Patricia Clay (USA)
Company: Instrumentl (www.instrumentl.com)
Call for Proposals: Instrumentl seeks crowdfunding proposals from scientists who need funding to pursue their research projects. Crowdfunding through Instrumentl not only allows researchers to raise funds by connecting with the resources of their communities, but also provides a platform for communicating their research with the general public. We pride ourselves in supporting our researchers every step of the way. Interested researchers can contact Team@Instrumentl.com or Log In and visit the Create your Campaign page on our website for more information.
Forest Global Earth Observatory -
The Center for Tropical Forest Science
The Smithsonian’s Forest Global Earth Observatory - Center for Tropical Forest Science (ForestGEO-CTFS) is a global network of research plots focused on the dynamics and diversity of forests. Over the past three decades, the ForestGEO-CTFS network, involving hundreds of scientists from dozens of institutions, has established 53 standardized large-scale long-term forest monitoring plots in 23 countries in Africa, Asia, Europe, and the Americas. This international collaboration is now monitoring the growth and survival of over 5 million trees in 10,000 species.
One post-doctoral fellow is sought by ForestGEO-CTFS to conduct analyses of data from the network of large forest plots, focusing on the dynamics of Asian forests. Candidates should have a strong analytical background, an established record of research and scholarly publication in forest science. Research topics may include any related to the dynamics of tropical or temperate forests, emphasizing comparative studies among forests. For more information on ForestGEO-CTFS see http://www.ctfs.si.edu/.
Applications should include a brief statement of research interests, a curriculum vitae, and the names of three references. Submit applications by e-mail to: Delaney Rakosnik, ForestGEO-CTFS Program Assistant (RakosnikD@si.edu). The successful applicants will be based at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington DC.
This announcement will stay open until the positions are filled.
Questions can be addressed to Stuart Davies, ForestGEO-CTFS Director (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The Smithsonian Institution is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.
The Department of Environmental Sciences at UC Riverside is seeking graduate students to work on NSF-sponsored investigations of paleolimnology, aquatic ecology and isotope biogeochemistry of Sierra Nevada lakes. This work builds on the more than 30-year record of limnological and watershed research conducted at Emerald Lake in Sequoia National Park (http://ccb.ucr.edu/emeraldlake/index.html). These Fellowships (MS and Ph.D) include a monthly stipend, full tuition and fees and funds to conduct research.
Education and experience – An MS or BS degree in aquatic ecology, hydrology, limnology, or similar discipline is required. Experience in aquatic ecology, paleolimnology and stable isotopes desired. Candidates must have the ability to work at remote field sites. Applicants should e-mail, in a single pdf file, to Dr. James Sickman at UC Riverside (email@example.com): i) a cover letter describing their education, research experience and career goals, ii) a CV and iii) list of references including contact information.
For more information about the position please contact:
James O. Sickman
Associate Professor and Vice Chair
Department of Environmental Sciences
University of California, Riverside
Room 2324 Geology
Riverside, California 92521
Office: (951) 827-4552
Fax: (951) 827-3993
Facility for Isotope Ratio Mass Spectrometry (FIRMS): http://ccb.ucr.edu/firms.html