Tag Archives: Ecology

Climate Change in the Great Lakes Region – REU 2017

Below you’ll find information about “Climate Change in the Great Lakes Region,” our 2017 Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) Program. The program is open to rising juniors and seniors from any college. We’ll be accepting applications until Wednesday, March 1.

Dr. Chris Gough in VCU Biology regularly serves as a mentor and is senior personnel on this REU.  Interested students are encourage to contact Dr. Gough (cmgough@vcu.edu) as well as apply to the REU program.

Here’s the link to the REU portion of our website, which includes a link to the application and a list of last year’s projects and mentors: http://lsa.umich.edu/umbs/students/research-opportunities/reu-program.html

 

2018 Sea Grant Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship

Virginia Sea Grant (VASG) is excited to announce the release of the 2018 Sea Grant Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship. The Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship provides a unique educational experience in the policies and processes of the federal government to graduate students who have an interest in ocean, coastal and Great Lakes resources and in the national policy decisions affecting these resources. Fellows are placed in various executive and legislative branch offices throughout Washington, D.C. The fellowship period is one year beginning February 1, 2018.

Any student, regardless of citizenship, who, on February 10, 2017, is enrolled towards a degree in a graduate or professional program in a relevant field at a Virginia institution is eligible to apply through VASG. A full list of application materials and additional information on eligibility can be found in the Announcement of Federal Funding Opportunity (FFO). Applicants must submit all materials to VASG via eSeaGrant by 5:00pm EST on, February 10, 2017.

Panama Avian Field Ecology

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Winter Break Ecosystem Field Studies

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Virginia Conservation Network – Environmental Assembly

Virginia Conservation Network is hosting our annual Environmental Assembly on September 9th and 10th in Charlottesville, VA. Bringing together conservation leaders from across Virginia, the Environmental Assembly provides a forum for discussion on key environmental issues and an opportunity to strategize with like-minded individuals about the best ways to tackle threats to our natural environment.

This year’s Assembly will feature a lively evening reception; plenty of educational workshops; breakout sessions; and engaging field trips, including a pipeline hike, a kayaking trip down the Rivanna River, and a sustainable winery tour. The full event schedule can be found here.

We would love to have a stronger student presence at this event, as it is an excellent learning and networking opportunity with environmental organizations and legislators. Student tickets are $10 (the regular ticket price is $30), which covers the cost of the Friday evening reception and Saturday’s meals/programming. If you know of any students who would be interested in attending, please pass this invitation on to them. Please also pass this information along to any professors who are willing to share this invitation with their classes.

Please feel free to call me at Communications Manager Kelley Galownia, 804.644.0283 if you have any questions. We hope to see you in September!

Evolutionary Ecology Laboratory Assistant

Description:
This is a paid ($8/hour) undergraduate research opportunity. The aim of this project is to test physiological limits of heat tolerance in the highly invasive gypsy moth. We will be conducting a laboratory experiment measuring ecologically relevant phenotypes in various temperature regimes and performing a genome-wide association of genomic regions to phenotypic variation within and among gypsy moth populations.

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Earth Day Bazaar

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SWC Information Session

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Footprints on the James 2016

The mighty James. The river where our commonwealth and country were born. How  has this river shaped who we are? How have we shaped the river?  Join biologists, historians and outdoor experts on an expedition through time and the James River watershed to explore these questions first hand.  Living outdoors and traveling by canoe, batteau, raft, and sea kayak we will trace the path of a raindrop from the piedmont to the tidewater over three weeks, examining the intersection of human and natural history as we travel.
Students will receive 4 upper level Biology credits, including a lab credit, training in outdoor living skills and safe river and backcountry travel techniques. Enrollment limited to 10. Faculty to student ratio 1:5. Est. cost is $500 for food, accommodations, and non-personal equipment, plus 4 credits tuition. Partial merit-based scholarships are available.

For application information: carrdf@vcu.edu or:

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Removing Invasive Plants (RIP) Team

Want to give back to your local community?

Want to boost your resume?

Love being outdoors?

The Removing Invasive Plants Team will be removing introduced species in the JAMES RIVER PARK SYSTEM.

We will be working on multiple occasions, so you can participate as much or as little as you want. Transportation to and from the park will be provided.

If interested please contact April Harris at harrisal22@mymail.vcu.edu

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