domingo, 25 de enero de 2015

PhD: Penguin response to historic harvesting & climate change

PhD: Penguin response to historic harvesting & climate change

Employer: Louisiana State University
Location: Baton Rouge, LA
Country: United States
Last Date to Apply: 15 Feb 2015
Description: Website: www.oceanography.lsu.edu/politolab

Job Description: Seeking a highly motivated student to begin graduate research (Ph.D. candidate) at Louisiana State University’s (LSU) Department of Oceanography and Coastal Sciences (DOCS) in the fall of 2015. The student will join a multi-institution team of researchers from LSU, UC Santa Cruz, UNC Wilmington and the University of Saskatchewan on a multi-disciplinary, collaborative project to reconstruct shifts in Antarctic food web architecture following historic harvesting and recent to millennial-scale climate change. The student will be based in the Polito Lab at LSU (www.oceanography.lsu.edu/politolab) but will also work closely with Dr. Kelton McMahon and Dr. Matthew McCarthy at UC Santa Cruz (http://oceansci.ucsc.edu). Specifically, the student will use bulk and compound-specific stable isotope analysis of modern and ancient penguins and other Antarctic krill predators to test key hypotheses on trophic versus baseline ecosystem shifts related to climate change and competitive release following historic whale and seal harvesting. This position will include extensive laboratory work at LSU and UCSC, as well as field work in Antarctica.

Qualifications: Desired qualifications include: 1) M.S. degree in biology, ecology, marine science, chemistry, or relevant discipline, 2) relevant laboratory experience - sample preparation, gas chromatography, bulk and amino acid based compound-specific stable isotope ratio mass spectrometry, and 3) relevant field experience working on ecological studies in very cold and remote field settings.

To Apply: Interested candidates should fill out a pre-application form for the DOCS graduate program (www.oceanography.lsu.edu/index.php/academics/pre-application-form/) and indicate that you would like to work with Dr. Polito. In addition, please email a single pdf containing your CV, a cover letter with your research interests and experience, a brief summary of accomplishments (educational background, GPA, GRE scores), and contact information for at least three professional references to Dr. Michael Polito (mpolito@lsu.edu). Qualified candidates will be contacted directly and encouraged to submit a full application to the Ph.D. graduate program in DOCS. Ph.D. candidates will be considered for 4 years of tuition and stipend support (approximately $22K/year). In addition, outstanding candidates (Combined GRE scores > 320 or 1250, GPA > 3.5, excellent references, and/or strong publication record) who are U.S. citizens will also be considered for the competitive Louisiana Board of Regents (BoR) Fellowship ($28K/year + tuition for 4 years). To be fully considered for BoR funding completed applications should be received by the Graduate School and DOCS by February 15, 2015.

miércoles, 31 de diciembre de 2014

VA ROLAC 2014 041 - Coordinador Técnico del Apoyo Específico MINAM - PNUMA

Cierre de aplicaciones: 15 de enero 2015
Fecha de anuncio: 19 de diciembre 2014
Unidad Organizacional: Programa de las Naciones Unidas para el Medio Ambiente
Ubicación: Perú
VA ROLAC 2014 041

Becas VLIR-UOS para estancias y maestrías en Flandes, Bélgica

Tipo de actividad:
Capacitaciones y estudios de maestría.

Organismo financiador:
VLIR-USO (Consejo Interuniversitario Flamenco).

Área del conocimiento:
Bio-tecnología, ciencias ambientales, ciencias de la salud, comunicación visual y digital, desarrollo y sustentabilidad, principalmente, entre otros.

Idioma:
Inglés.

Duración del programa:
De uno a cuatro meses para capacitaciones y de uno a dos años para maestrías.

Tipo de apoyo ofrecido:
Para capacitaciones:
    Apoyo de 32 euros por día.
    Pagos de una sola exhibición para cubrir distintos requerimientos (dependiendo del programa y a definir por quien lo coordina).
    Alojamiento, seguro, costo del viaje internacional y pago de la matrícula.

Para maestrías:
    Apoyo de 860 euros al mes para costo de vida.
    Apoyo de 375 euros para gastos de alojamiento.
    Suplemento por dependientes familiares de 62 euros al mes por persona (sin importar si viven o no en Bélgica. Incluye pareja y hasta 5 hijos legales máximo).
    Pagos de una sola exhibición para cubrir distintos requerimientos (dependiendo del programa y a definir por quien lo coordina).
    Alojamiento, seguro, costo del viaje internacional y pago de la matrícula.
Nota: Información más detallada acerca de los beneficios de las becas aquí.

Requisitos mínimos:
    Ser nacional y residente de uno de estos 54 países
    Tener un máximo de 40 años de edad para maestría y de 45 años para capacitaciones.
    Para maestrías: No haber cursado o haber estado inscrito en un programa de maestría en una universidad belga anteriormente.
    Cumplir con los requisitos de aceptación de la universidad en la que se pretende cursar la maestría.
    Para estancias: tener experiencia laboral en el área a profundizar, así como una carta del futuro empleador declarando la reinserción a un empleo que garantizará la inmediata aplicación e impacto de los conocimientos y habilidades adquiridas. También debe mencionarse el enriquecimiento que la capacitación aportará al candidato y a la organización.
    No trabajar en el sector comercial privado. Los candidatos deseados son aquellos que provengan o hayan trabajado con instituciones educativas o de investigación, de gobierno, economía social u ONGs.
    Se podrá postular a un único estudio de maestría o capacitación por año, y de recibir la beca VLIR-UOS, no se podrá volver a postular para recibirla.
    
Criterios de selección:
   Motivación: Los candidatos deberán expresar un alto nivel de motivación en sus postulaciones. De lo contrario es poco probable que sean aceptados.
    Impacto: Se les dará preferencia a aquellos candidatos que demuestren posibilidades de generar un mayor impacto benéfico al regresar a su país de origen, a través de la transmisión y aplicación de los conocimientos y habilidades que obtendrán de sus estudios de maestría o capacitación en Flandes. Experiencias laborales y profesionales previas brindarán una ventaja competitiva a los candidatos.
    Becas previas: Se les dará prioridad a candidatos de maestría que no hayan recibido becas para estudiar en un país desarrollado anteriormente. En cuanto a candidatos para capacitación, se les dará prioridad a aquellos que hayan tenido menos oportunidades de tomar alguna capacitación en algún país desarrollado.
    Género: En el caso de dos candidatos de las mismas características salvo el género, se le dará preferencia a las candidatas femeninas. Sin embargo, VLIR-UOS buscará un balance de géneros entre los seleccionados a recibir las becas.
    Balance regional: El comité seleccionador buscará de otorgar el 50% de las becas para cada uno de los distintos programas a candidatos de origen sub-sahariano, siempre y cuando haya un número suficiente de candidatos válidos de dicha región africana.
    Contexto social: En el caso de dos candidatos de las mismas características, tendrá preferencia aquél que pueda demostrar su pertenencia a un grupo, etnia o estrato social minoritario o en desventaja dentro de su país de origen. Y en especial, si dicho candidato da pruebas de potencial de liderazgo.
    
Programas disponibles:
Capacitaciones:
    Lib@Web: Management of Electronic Information and Digital Libraries
    Technology for Integrated Water Management
    Food Safety, Quality Assurance Systems and Risk Analysis
    Human Rights for Development ('HR4DEV')
    Dairy Nutrition
    Road safety in Low and Middle-Income Countries: Challenges and Strategies for Improvement
    AudioVisual Learning Materials - Management, Production and Activities (AVLM)

Maestrías de un año de duración:
    Development Evaluation and Management
    Globalisation and Development
    Governance and Development
    Human Settlements

Maestrías de dos años de duración:
    Aquaculture
    Biology - Specialisation Human Ecology
    Environmental Sanitation
    Food Technology
    Marine and Lacustrine Science and Management (Oceans & Lakes)
    Molecular Biology
    Nematology
    Nutrition and Rural Development, main subject: Human Nutrition
    Physical Land Resources
    Statistics - Specialization Biostatistics
    Water Resources Engineering

Documentación requerida:
Depende de cada programa de maestría o capacitación en específico, pero en general, los documentos obligatorios mínmos que se requieren son:

    Título universitario certificado, acorde al área de estudios.
    Pasaporte vigente, y documentación en regla para poder tramitar la visa requerida.
    Certificación oficial del dominio del idioma inglés. En el caso del TOEFL se pide en promedio un mínimo de 550 puntos, y en el caso del IELTS un mínimo de 6.5.
    

Fecha límite de recepción de expediente:
Programas de capacitación:

    Lib@Web: Por confirmar.
    Integrated Water Management: 1ro de febrero del 2015.
    HR4DEV: Más información a partir del enero 2015.
    Food Safety: 1ero de febrero del 2015.
    Dairy Nutrition: Por confirmar.
    Road Safety: 1ro de abril del 2015.
    AVLM: Aproximadamente en enero 2015.

Programas de maestría de un año de duración:

    1ro de febrero del 2015.

Programas de maestría de dos años de duración:

    Aquaculture: 15 de enero del 2015.
    Biology: 1ro de febrero del 2015.
    Environmental Sanitation: 1ro de febrero del 2015.
    Food Technology: 1ro de febrero del 2015.
    Oceans & Lakes: 1ro de marzo del 2015.
    Molecular Biology: 31 de marzo del 2015.
    Nematology: 1ro de febrero del 2015.
    Human Nutrition: 1ro de enero del 2015.
    Physical Land Resources: 5 de enero del 2015.
    Specialization Biostatistics: 1ro de febrero del 2015.
    Water Resources Engineering: 1ro de febrero del 2015.
Nota: De no aparecer el programa de interés, visitar la página web correspondiente y/o contactar directamente con el coordinador, institución o universidad responsable. Asimismo, tener en cuenta que los períodos de admisión varían en duración desde su apertura a las fechas de cierre como las aquí publicadas; desde varios meses hasta solo un par de semanas.

Dónde entregar o enviar expediente:
Directamente con la universidad o institución de la cual depende cada programa de maestría o capacitación en específico. Localizar y revisar el enlace del programa deseado en la lista de arriba.
Nota: Expedientes enviados directamente a la VLIR-USO no serán recibidos ni considerados. Los candidatos admitidos serán notificados via e-mail a más tardar mediados de junio del 2015. En caso de dudas, contactar al programa en específico.



Página de contacto de VLIR-UOS y enlaces con universidades de Flandes, Bélgica. 
Sitio web oficial de VLIR-UOS

6 Field Technicians within a Seabird Ecology Restoration and Management Project

The Department of Fisheries and Wildlife at Oregon State University has openings for up to 6 Field Technicians within a Seabird Ecology Restoration and Management Project that has been studying the diet and behavioral ecology of Caspian terns, Double-crested cormorants, and several gull species in coastal and southeast Oregon, the upper Columbia River basin, and northern California for over 15 years. Current studies include on-colony behavioral and productivity observations, ground and aerial surveys to determine nesting and foraging distribution, diet sampling, leg banding and satellite telemetry to document inter-colony movement and foraging patterns, and non-lethal techniques for management of piscivorous waterbirds. The project is a collaboration with researchers from the U.S. Geological Survey - Oregon Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit and Real Time Research, a private consulting firm. Positions provide excellent field research experience and employees can expect to learn a great deal about seabird biology. Further information about the project can be viewed at www.birdresearchnw.org.

LOCATION: Seasonal Field Technician positions to be based out of the Tri-Cities and Othello area (Potholes Reservoir) of Washington State.

DATES: Full time seasonal position with anticipated starting dates of February 24, 2015. Anticipated ending dates are July 31, 2015. Work period may be extended beyond the anticipated end dates as needed; flexibility on start and end dates is desirable.

SALARY: $2200.00 monthly base salary, shared housing and some food is provided.

REQUIREMENTS: Applicants must possess and maintain a current, valid Driver’s License. Seasonal technicians will be employed through a temporary hiring agency and will be required to pass a drug screening and background check.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Applicants should have a strong interest in avian ecology, feel comfortable working on small boats. Current Department of Interior motor boat operator certification (MOCC) and good swimming skills a plus. Preference will be given for knowledge of boat operation, seabird behavior, fish identification experience, and possession of a bachelor’s degree in Wildlife Science or a related field.

DUTIES: Primary duties will be to assist with the implementation and monitoring of the US Army Corps of Engineers Inland Avian Predation Management Plan (IAPMP) using passive and active dissuasion of Caspian tern nesting in order to reduce predation of ESA listed salmonids in the Columbia River system. Positions require working extended hours, often in suboptimal conditions (wet, cold, windy, or hot), with infrequent and irregular time off. The work is physically strenuous and may involve crawling on knees, bending over or stooping, and sitting for long periods of time using binoculars and spotting scopes. All duties must be performed with a high degree of quality, uniformity, and timeliness. The employee must work as a team member and will be required to live and work in close quarters and in isolated settings. For all positions, regular on-site camping will be required throughout the field season. Field Technicians may be asked to participate in regional aerial surveys of Caspian tern and double-crested cormorant colonies. In addition to the duties list above, all employees will be expected to assist with field site preparation and maintenance, which can be physically demanding at times. Selected candidates may provide support to graduate student projects.

APPLICATIONS: A complete application must consist of an attached SINGLE DOCUMENT (Word or PDF) containing; 1) a one page cover letter addressing your qualifications as they relate to the specific requirements, qualifications, and duties described above, 2) a professional resume, and 3) telephone numbers and email addresses of three references familiar with the applicant's professional qualifications. Application Documents must be named with the following format; Lastname_Firstname_2015_Field Tech. MS word files preferred. For full consideration apply by January 2, 2015.

SUBMIT TO: Peter Loschl and Tim Lawes at avian.jobs@oregonstate.edu with subject line: seabird 2015 field tech

Email submissions preferred or send hard copies to:
Peter Loschl and Tim Lawes
Department of Fisheries and Wildlife
Oregon State University
104 Nash Hall
Corvallis, OR, 97331-3803

If you have specific questions regarding this position, please contact Peter Loschl pete.loschl@oregonstate.edu or Tim Lawes timothy.lawes@oregonstate.edu.
OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY IS AN AA/EOE

VA ROLAC-2014-039 - Asistente administrativo, financiero y logístico Apoyo Específico MINAM – PNUMA

VA ROLAC-2014-039 - Asistente administrativo, financiero y logístico Apoyo Específico MINAM – PNUMA
Cierre de aplicaciones: 15 de enero 2015
Fecha de anuncio: 19 de diciembre 2014
Unidad Organizacional: Programa de las Naciones Unidas para el Medio Ambiente
Ubicación: Perú
VA ROLAC-2014-039

Research Lead: Sustainable Production and Consumption Work-stream - Switzerland

Research Lead: Sustainable Production and Consumption Work-stream

This is career opportunity for a dynamic science professional with a passion for sustainable development and nature. As a core member of the Luc Hoffmann Institute, you will develop and manage international research projects within the Sustainable Production and Consumption workstream, You will recommend and guide new research priorities while managing key relationships with our institutional partners around the globe. Help the Luc Hoffmann Institute and WWF bring science to action in order to build and secure a sustainable future for a living planet,

Location/Contract Details:
WWF office in Gland, Switzerland. This is an open-ended employment contract.

Mission of the Department:
The Luc Hoffmann Institute is an independent research hub at WWF. The aim is to explore complex conservation research questions and work with the WWF global network and partners from leading academic institutions, think tanks and organisations from the public and private sector, to bring science to action. We conduct research through interdisciplinary collaborative research teams and post-doctoral Luc Hoffmann Fellows aimed at delivering solutions, tools, and knowledge to the conservation community, policy and decision-makers. For more information on the Luc Hoffmann Institute, please visit http://luchoffmanninstitute.org/

Background:
With 3 billion people set to enter the middle class in the next 30 years, how we consume and what we produce will define sustainability.

This future reality not only demands that we develop alternative approaches but also that we adapt our current systems of consumption and production in order to build a resilient society that responds to the natural systems upon which it depends. Innovations are needed in business models, public policies and expenditures, regulatory and fiscal mechanisms, construction and building standards, education systems and lifestyles choices.

The research and synthesis we produce informs policies and practices that will reduce humanity’s footprint, increase sustainability, and increasing resource-use efficiency. Current research in this area includes efforts to plot a course toward low-carbon and sustainable economies, work exploring the impact of commodity certification standards, and research examining the role of cities in reducing global footprint.
Major Functions:
Research at the Luc Hoffmann Institute is divided into three primary programmes, called workstreams, each staffed by a research lead.

The research lead of each workstream is responsible for developing and managing a portfolio of collaborative research focused on the major topics within the workstream, linking synergies within workstream projects, allocating core funding among projects, maintaining workstream budgets, and working with other Luc Hoffmann Institute staff, WWF network offices, and external collaborators to secure external funding for collaborative projects.

The research leads work together, and with the Luc Hoffmann Institute director, to build the research portfolio of the institute, advance both academic and non-academic products coming from the research, connect with the global WWF network to assess the research needs of major WWF conservation programmes, and monitor and evaluate the impact of the work we produce.

In addition, the lead researcher for each workstream serves as a mentor for the Luc Hoffmann Institute post-doctoral fellows working on projects within their workstream.

Each research lead also works closely with the Global Science Communications Manager, and their expert connections within their workstream, to help build a robust, dynamic science communications promoting the research of the workstream and at the institute.

Lead researchers are thus central to the productivity and direction of the institute as they are the content experts working as thought leaders, scientists, science communicators, and programme managers.

What you need:
Required Qualifications, Skills and Competencies
PhD in a relevant field (e.g. biophysical sciences, social sciences, economics, urban planning, industrial ecology, life-cycle analyses);
Strong background in quantitative techniques, with experience in the management, analysis and synthesis of large heterogeneous data sets;
Minimum of 3 years experience (including but not limited to post-doctoral experience) working in relevant field of employment, preferably at the international level;
Experience in project management, developing partnerships, managing multidisciplinary teams and managing remote teams;
Experience in research, analysis and synthesis within one or more fields directly related to sustainable consumption and production systems;
Experience with diverse funding agencies and funding structures
Available for international travel, up to 25% of the time.
Ability and enthusiasm for on-deadline, team-oriented short timeline tasks;
Fluency in English;
Ability to work in multicultural environment;
Capacity to work independently and in an intense team environment;
Exceptional people skills;
Excellent organisational skills;
A good sense of humour;
Adheres to WWF’s values, which are: Knowledgeable, Optimistic, Determined and Engaging.

Contact Information:
How to apply?
Upload your covering letter and CV on Linkedin (https://www.linkedin.com/jobs2/view/14972817?trk=jobs_biz_prem_srch). We will not accept applications without CV and Covering Letter. Please make sure they are saved together as one file.

Deadline for applications: January 12th 2015 @4pm CET.

WWF is an equal opportunity employer and committed to having a diverse workforce.

Programa de Becas del Orange Tulip Scholarship para Holanda 2015-2016

Programa de Becas del Orange Tulip Scholarship para Holanda 2015-2016

    Estudios de Licenciatura
    Estudios de Maestría
    Master in Business Administration
    Cursos de preparación o de verano

Área del conocimiento:
Todas las áreas
 Duración del programa:
Dependiendo el programa elegido

Idioma:
Inglés

Tipo de apoyo ofrecido:
Según el programa elegido y la institución participante.

Requisitos mínimos:
    Ser ciudadano mexicano y tener residencia permanente en México
    Tener entre 18 y 35 años al momento de solicitar la beca
    No haber estudiado anteriormente en Holanda
    No estar estudiando o trabajando actualmente en Holanda
    Tener buen dominio del idioma inglés hablado y escrito (mínimo de 6,0 en el IELTS o 80 en el TOEFL iBT)
    Estar actualmente en proceso de admisión o haber sido aceptado por una institución de educación superior holandesa
Nota: En caso de que ya hayas mandado tus documentos para solicitar la admisión a alguna institución de educación superior holandesa, el correo de la universidad confirmando la recepción de tus documentos es suficiente para iniciar el proceso de solicitud de beca.


Documentación requerida:
    Formato de solicitud del Orange Tulip Scholarship debidamente llenado
    Comprobante de estar en proceso de admisión en una institución participante*
        Carta de aceptación (condicional)
        Correo electrónico de la universidad confirmando la recepción de la solicitud de admisión
        Confirmación de haber llenado un formato de solicitud de admisión en línea
        Guía de envío de documento por paquetería
    Copia certificada del título o diploma de los estudios anteriores, acompañado por una traducción oficial al inglés
        En el caso de una licenciatura en Holanda, diploma de la prepa
        En el caso de una maestría en Holanda, título o certificado de la licenciatura
        En caso de aun no contar con el título, se puede enviar una carta de la universidad mexicana (en inglés) avalando que estás por terminar tu carrera. Es importante que se mencione una fecha en la que se espera cumplir con todos los requisitos necesarios para la graduación
    Copia certificada de la lista de materias y calificaciones o kardex, acompañado por una traducción oficial al inglés
    Resultados del examen de inglés (TOEFL iBT (oficial, no el institucional) o IELTS académico)
    Curriculum Vitae, en inglés
    Copia de pasaporte vigente (únicamente de la página con tus datos personales)
    Dos cartas de recomendación
*El comprobante No es requisito para la Beca de Utrecht Summer School
IMPORTANTE: además de estos requisitos generales, cada beca de Orange Tulip Scholarship Programme puede tener requisitos adicionales. Es importante leer cuidadosamente la información proporcionada en cada una de las páginas de las instituciones participantes.

Fecha límite para recepción de expediente:
1 de abril de 2015, fecha límite general para solicitar becas antes de las 23:59hrs, hora de la Ciudad de México.
IMPORTANTE: Algunas becas pueden tener otras fechas límites, por lo que es importante consular cuidadosamente cada programa. Así mismo es importante consultar las fechas de cada institución para tramites de solicitud y admisión aquí.

Dónde entregar o enviar expediente:
Enviar expediente con la documentación requerida escaneada antes de la fecha de cierre al correo electrónico: cynthiac.castillo@cgci.udg.mx.
Favor de enviar los documentos para solicitar beca únicamente escaneados al correo ots@nesomexico.org
Convocatoria.

Sub-coordinador Técnico apoyo ESPECÍFICO II Costa Rica

ROLAC-2014-038 - Sub-coordinador Técnico apoyo ESPECÍFICO II Costa Rica – ONU-REDD

Cierre de aplicaciones: 15 de enero 2015
Fecha de anuncio: 18 de diciembre 2014
Unidad Organizacional: Programa de las Naciones Unidas para el Medio Ambiente
Ubicación: Costa Rica
ROLAC-2014-038

Voluntariado para el monitoreo de la anidación de la tortuga verde en Galápagos

3 ó 6 meses
Quinta Playa y Las Bachas en las Islas Galápagos

La Dirección del Parque Nacional Galápagos en conjunto con la Fundación Charles Darwin, llevarán a cabo 13° año de monitoreo de la anidación de la tortuga verde en dos sitios claves de anidación durante la temporada 2014-2015. El monitoreo y estudio en estos sitios de anidación permite establecer una base de información actualizada sobre el comportamiento de la colonia anidadora durante la temporada de reproducción, evaluar su estado de conservación y establecer los índices de éxito reproductivo de los nidos depositados durante la temporada.

Se requiere voluntarios para la colecta de datos de campo en dos de las principales playas de anidación para la especie en las islas. El trabajo de campo incluye censos de nidos, colección de datos ambientales, monitoreo nocturno de las hembras anidadoras (toma de medidas morfométricas, marcación con tags metálicos, etc.), registro y monitoreo de nidos durante el período de incubación y emergida de neonatos.

Se requiere estudiantes o graduados de biología o carreras relacionadas. De preferencia personas con experiencia previa en el trabajo de monitoreo de tortugas marinas, con experiencia de campo en zonas remotas, facilidad de adaptación a condiciones de trabajos adversas (mucho calor, lluvias, aislamiento etc.), excelente condiciones de salud y estado físico y fluidez en el idioma español, de no ser su lengua materna.

- Entrenamiento completo en técnicas de monitoreo de anidación de tortugas marinas, en instalaciones del Parque Nacional Galápagos o la Fundación Charles Darwin en Puerto Ayora, Isla Santa Cruz (aprox. 1 semana).
- Hospedaje gratuito en las instalaciones del Parque Nacional Galápagos, durante el entrenamiento en Puerto Ayora, Isla Santa Cruz y al regreso de la estadía en el campo, previa salida de Galápagos.
- Alimentación completa y hospedaje durante la fase de campo (estadía en campamento básico).
-Certificado de participación en el proyecto al finalizar el voluntariado.
- El proyecto no cubre los costos de traslado de los voluntarios desde su lugar de origen hacia las Islas Galápagos, solo cubre los traslados internos desde Puerto Ayora hacia los sitios de estudio.

Para mayor información sobre el proceso de aplicación, fechas de participación u otras inquietudes, visitar el sitio web www.galapagos.gob.ec o contactar a María Belén Egas megas@galapagos.gob.ec

Ashoka Trust for Research in Ecology and the Environment, Bangalore India

Ashoka Trust for Research in Ecology and the Environment, Bangalore India

Three faculty positions open for new programme on climate change research
Ashoka Trust for Research in Ecology and the Environment (ATREE) is launching a new programme on Climate Change. It will cover both dimensions of GHG-mitigating sustainable development, and climate modelling for impact and adaptation research. This will be an interdisciplinary programme with links to existing programmes at ATREE on Biodiversity, Ecosystem Services, Forests and Water.

ATREE is seeking to fill an initial set of three faculty positions:

Position 1: Renewable energy policy and environmental governance
Applicant may have a background in economics, public policy, political science, development studies or engineering, with a proven track record of research on renewable energy and its relationship with local environments, energy access and GHG emissions.

Position 2: Urbanization and climate change
Applicant may have a background in urban planning, engineering, public policy, development studies and allied disciplines, with a proven track record of research on patterns and drivers of urbanization and its implications for climate change, energy consumption, and local environments.

Position 3: Climate modelling for impact/adaptation research
Applicant may have a background in climatology, atmospheric sciences, or ecosystem modelling, with a proven track record of research that includes down-scaling, regional climate modelling, understanding monsoonal climates, and linking climate change data with biodiversity, ecosystem response - and hydrology/water-resources relevant parameters and processes.
This person will be expected to collaborate with and deepen existing research programmes in ATREE.

Essential qualifications for all the above positions
PhD from a reputed university and more than two years of post-PhD research experience

High quality publications related to your area of research
Motivation towards interdisciplinary and applied research
Understanding of the key issues in and challenges facing climate research in developing countries
Ability to develop and work in teams
Ability to contribute to the ATREE PhD programme in Conservation Science and Sustainability Studies
Desirable qualifications for all positions

Demonstrated ability to obtain research grants
Prior teaching experience
Appointments and emoluments
Appointments will be at the level of Fellow (equivalent to Assistant Professor) or Senior Fellow (mid-level Associate Professor) depending upon the candidate's experience. The positions are long-term, supported by endowments. Salaries at ATREE are competitive and at par with the IITs/IISc. The positions will be based in Bangalore.


Contact Information:
Application process
Interested candidates should email us their CV, names and contact information of three references, a concise and clear proposal (five pages) and a letter describing their professional goals and interests. Mails and queries should be addressed to:

The HR Officer
Ashoka Trust for Research in Ecology and the Environment
Royal Enclave, Sriramapura, Jakkur P.O. Bangalore 560 064.
Tel: +91 (80) 2363-5555, Fax: 2353-0070
E-mail: hr@atree.org
www.atree.org

Proyecto con pecaríes de collar.

Oportunidad de Investigación con Pecarí de Collar (Pecari tajacu) en el norte de la provincia de San Luis. El Área Flora y Fauna del Ministerio de Medio Ambiente de la Provincia de San Luis lleva adelante un proyecto de rehabilitación y liberación de un grupo de pecaríes de collar.  En este sentido, invita a todos aquellos investigadores o grupos de investigación interesados en participar en el seguimiento pre y post-liberacion  de una piara de aproximadamente 14 animales. Se espera que los interesados en participar tengan capacidad logística y/o técnica para colaborar en alguna de las siguientes actividades:  Evaluaciones sanitarias pre liberación; Seguimiento post- liberación por telemetría; Seguimiento post-liberación por cámaras trampa. Contactar a Lic. Florencia Tessaro   y MSc  Lara Denapole. Tel: (0266) 4452000 int. 3372 o 3298.

Programa "Becas Hubert H. Humphrey" para Estancias de Profesionalización en Estados Unidos

Programa "Becas Hubert H. Humphrey" para Estancias de Profesionalización en Estados Unidos
Convocatoria

Reearch Fellow in Avian Conservation Biology

New College of Florida and Disney’s Animals, Science and Environment are seeking an Avian Conservation Biologist who will lead Disney’s avian conservation efforts in collaboration with various partners in Walt Disney Parks and Resorts, conservation organizations, universities, and local, state, and federal agencies. Primary responsibilities include the oversight and coordination of a native bird monitoring program at Walt Disney World, the coordination and expansion of research, conservation, and public outreach for purple martins (Progne subis), and the development of a research and conservation plan for Siberian cranes (Grus leucogeranus). Applications must demonstrate a strong background in ecological and conservation sciences, demonstrated record of publishing in peer-reviewed journals, engaging the public in programs to inspire conservation, excellent communication skills, and a passion for conservation.

Specific duties to include:

Native Bird Monitoring Program at Walt Disney Parks and Resorts
• Develop a research and conservation program with native birds that align with citizen science opportunities for guests visiting Walt Disney World
• Oversight of the current native bird surveys at Walt Disney World in Florida
• Develop native bird surveys and citizen science opportunities for guests visiting various Walt Disney Parks and Resorts (China, France, CA)

Purple Martin Research and Conservation Program at Walt Disney World
• Lead the purple martin research and conservation program at Walt Disney World
• Train team members in field techniques for the proper handling and care of the birds
• Assist with the development of key guest experiences for purple martins
Siberian Crane Research and Conservation Collaboration
• Participate in the international strategic conservation planning sessions for the Siberian Crane.
• Develop research and conservation activities that support the implementation of the strategic conservation plan for the Siberian Crane that involve Disney staff.

Qualifications:

• Ph.D in Conservation Biology, Zoology, Wildlife Biology, or related field.
• Qualified to obtain a banding permit and related state and federal permits for all proposed research projects and/or previous banding permits for related species
• Experience building and leading diverse teams and excellent leadership skills that demonstrate the ability to effectively persuade and influence across a variety of disciplines.
• Strong quantitative skills and a demonstrated record of publishing in peer-reviewed journals.
• Experience in developing and delivering public education programs that engage families with birds and conservation issues.
• Familiarity with the goals of the Conservation Measures Partnership and the use of Miradi in strategic conservation planning.
• Experience with GIS mapping and analysis tools, telemetry, and remote sensing data
• Passion for avian conservation programs and engaging the public

Applicants should send a cover letter outlining how their training, accomplishments, and experience qualifies them for a position working at Walt Disney World, a c.v., and 3 references (provide phone and email addresses) that will be contacted for additional information regarding the candidates qualifications.

Contact Information:
Send applications to: Dr. Anne Savage, Conservation Director, Disney’s Animals, Science, and Environment, PO Box 10000, Lake Buena Vista, FL 32818 email: Anne.Savage@disney.com

Beca doctoral- Argentina

Beca doctoral inicial (3 años) en Estudio Experimental de Preferencia y Discriminación de Frutos y Nutrientes por Aves y Murciélagos Frugívoros de las Yungas Australes. PICT-2013-1280. El proyecto explorará en profundidad mecanismos explicativos de estrategias de adquisición de nutrientes en frutos por aves y murciélagos, mediante ensayos experimentales en cautiverio de preferencia de frutos nativos y artificiales con especies de frugívoros nucleares en redes de interacción de las Yungas. Contacto Pedro G. BlendingerMas información sobre la beca.

VA ROLAC-2014-036 - Consultoría: Revisión de Medio Término del proyecto Microfinanzas para la Adaptación basada en Ecosistemas

VA ROLAC-2014-036 - Consultoría: Revisión de Medio Término del proyecto Microfinanzas para la Adaptación basada en Ecosistemas

Cierre de aplicaciones: 5 de enero 2015
Fecha de anuncio: 18 de diciembre 2014
Unidad Organizacional: Programa de las Naciones Unidas para el Medio Ambiente
Ubicación: Trabajo desde casa
VA ROLAC-2014-036

Sun Bear Husbandry Volunteer- Indonesia

Orangutan Foundation International is seeking self motivated, independent volunteers to work with the Malayan sun bears it currently houses at the Orangutan Care Center and Quarantine (OCCQ) facility in Central Kalimantan, Indonesia.

The OCCQ currently takes in and houses all animals in need including the local subspecies of Malayan sun bear. These bears sometimes arrive at OFI’s facilities injured or traumatized after being captured from the wild; many have been confiscated by local authorities after being kept as pets in poor conditions. OFI has built a one hectare forest enclosure at the OCCQ which now houses several adult and juvenile sun bears we are unable to reintroduce into the wild. OFI’s Sun Bear Rehabilitation Program selects and rehabilitates any bear cubs that are healthy and deemed fit for reintroduction back into the wild. The Sun Bear Husbandry Volunteer will work at the OCCQ facility with local staff and other sun bear Rehabilitators to care for these adult and juvenile bears as well as any cubs involved in OFI’s sun bear rehabilitation program. Volunteers will help with feeding, enclosure cleaning, enrichment, repairs and monitoring of all bears at the OCCQ.

Work Plan:
Duties may vary widely throughout the volunteer placement and there will be no shortage of variety or volume of volunteer tasks. Duties are very much self delegated, so a high degree of self motivation is required for the sun bear volunteer. Physical contact with the adult and juvenile sun bears is expected and we encourage volunteers to form a bond with the bears to enable a good working relationship as well as to enrich the lives of the bears within our care.

The majority of the time the volunteer will be working up close and personal with the sun bears at the OCCQ undertaking enrichment and animal husbandry activities such as:
o Ensuring bears are fed regularly and have water
o Assisting local staff in cleaning and maintaining enclosure and holding cages
o Collecting ant and termite rich logs from the forest for the bears to chew and claw, an essential natural behavior
o Searching for termite nests in the forest to bring the bears
o Cutting and delivering leafy branches for the bears to build nests with
o Building structures for the bear cages such as swings, platforms, climbing posts, etc, and research and implementation of any other enrichment ideas as desired
o Monitoring forest enclosure to ensure fence is clear of debris and there is no structural damage
o Reporting weekly on the well being, behavior, and health of the bears to the program director

The opportunity may also present itself for volunteers to help rehabilitators care for sun bear cubs preparing for, or undergoing rehabilitation at a forest release site. Therefore flexibility and the ability to work well in a team are important qualities for the position. The sun bear volunteer position will also involve enrichment and husbandry for several other animals at the clinic including a cassowary, two binturongs (bear-cats), as well as several macaque monkeys. It may also be possible for the Sun Bear Volunteer to assist with orangutan daily release and any other tasks and activities that may be required.

Job-Specific Requirements:
• Strong interest in sun bears and other endangered wildlife
• Maturity and a strong work ethic are a must
• Willingness to have physical contact with bears in order to form a bond
• Willingness to work with captive animals in a forest setting which will result in becoming dirty, sweaty, and potentially sore every day
• Ability to work well within a team of local staff and other volunteers
• Experience in animal husbandry and welfare is preferred, ideally with large mammals
• Background education in animal husbandry, conservation, or biology is also desirable

General Skills and Characteristics:
• Experience traveling, working or volunteering in developing, tropical nations
• Cultural sensitivity, understanding, and adaptability
• High degree of flexibility, open-mindedness, creativity and optimism
• Strong interest in orangutans and other endangered wildlife
• Dedication to working in field conditions
• Ability and commitment to fundraise for the trip

Position Duration: Four to six months with possibility of extension

Application Deadline: Rolling

Volunteering with Orangutan Foundation International (OFI)

Orangutan Foundation International protects 6,000 wild orangutans in Tanjung Puting National Park, in Kalimantan, Indonesia. Facilities include 16 guard posts throughout the park and numerous staffed feeding stations in addition to the Orangutan Care Center & Quarantine (OCCQ), which rehabilitates 330 young orangutans and prepares them for return to the wild. The majority of individuals are under 10 years old. The Centre consists of a central clinic and units housing the older individuals, while the outlying juvenile units and the medical quarantine facility are set in the surrounding 80 hectare forest. Most of the orangutans are very well-habituated to humans. They arrive in the OCCQ by confiscation from homes, black markets, entertainment industry, and abusive zoos.

Volunteering for OFI can have a big impact on your life and on the lives of the thousands of orangutans we fight to protect. Each year, OFI is grateful to receive many kind inquiries from volunteers willing to spend weeks, months, even years in Kalimantan, helping in the Orangutan Care Centre or in Tanjung Puting National Park. For our successful long-term volunteers, OFI is pleased to be able to offer letters of reference that will serve as testimony of their dedication to our organization and the quality of the contribution they have made to our cause. Volunteers are expected to submit a final report on what they have learned, experienced, and accomplished during their tenure with OFI.

Life at the OCC&Q:

The OCCQ is situated in the village of Pasir Panjang, a 15 minute drive from the small city of Pangkalan Bun. This city has an airport and is situated in the south of the province of Kalimantan Tengah, Borneo, Indonesia. Volunteers work on a daily basis in the Orangutan Care Centre and Quarantine in Pasir Panjang. Most of the locals speak rudimentary or no English. Languages are Indonesian and local Dayak dialect. The staff working hours are 8:00 to 16:00, with a lunch break at around noon. If desired, the volunteer may take one day off a week.

Living arrangements are typically with a local family homestay. Living conditions are basic, with limited running water, no landlines or Internet (although internet is available a 10 minute ride away in the town). The quality of care in the homes varies, from simple room accommodation to cooking and laundry. OFI makes an effort to arrange homestays for all its interns and volunteers, but there is an element of unpredictability in any such arrangements. In case of emergency, hotel/motel accommodations are present in Pangkalan Bun and even closer to Pasir Panjang.
Program Costs and Requirements:

Volunteers will be expected to cover International flights to Jakarta Indonesia as well as domestic flights to Pangkalan Bun, Kalimantan Tengah. Room and board ranges from 2,200,000 IDR to 3,000,000 IDR per month in Pasir Panjang: includes three basic meals a day, electricity, and accommodation. Additional funds should be budgeted for miscellaneous personal expenses. There are small local shops nearby. Volunteers will also be responsible for the cost of initial visa which OFI will help you acquire, as well as renewals 3 times during the 6 months. (approx. 1,000,000 IDR average each trip). Volunteers are responsible for basic field equipment.

The following documents are required from all volunteers prior to departure:
• Proof of vaccinations
• Negative tests results of vaccinations for the following diseases:
o Hepatitis
o Tuberculosis
• Proof of travel & medical insurance
• Signed work contract
• Signed confidentiality agreement


Contact Information:
How to Apply: Admission to the volunteer program is competitive. To apply, please follow these steps:
1. All applicants must be members in good standing of OFI. To join OFI, please visit: www.orangutan.org. The fee is $35 for a student or senior membership.
2. Download and fill out the long-term volunteer application form here: http://www.orangutan.org/how-to-help/volunteer/long-term-volunteering
3. Submit the following documents to ofivolunteer@gmail.com
• Proof of OFI membership
• Cover letter
• Resume
• Two references

Applicants will receive a return reply from one of our volunteer coordinators within two weeks. Please note that all of our volunteer coordinators are themselves volunteers, so please be patient if there is an occasional communications delay.

Contact Information:
OFI Volunteer Committee
824 Wellesley Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90049
USA
Telephone Number: 310-820-4906
Website: http://www.orangutan.org
E-mail Address: ofivolunteer@gmail.com

Becas "Fulbright-García Robles".

La Comisión México-Estados Unidos para el Intercambio Educativo y Cultural (COMEXUS), administra los programas de becas "Fulbright-García Robles".
Estas becas son financiadas por los gobiernos de ambos países.
Convocatoria

Protected Area Technical Advisor- Camerún.

Reports to: Programme Manager, Coastal Forests Programme
Supervises: Staff on site
Grade: A3
Duration Two years, renewable
Date: March 2014

I. Mission of the Department:
The Worldwide Fund for Nature (WWF) is one of the World's largest and most respected independent conservation organizations. It’s mission is to stop the degradation of the planet’s natural environment and to build a future in which humans live in harmony with nature, by conserving the world’s biological diversity, ensuring that the use of renewable natural resources is sustainable and promoting the reduction of pollution and wasteful consumption. The Coastal Forests Programme (CFP) contributes to this global mission by ensuring that the coastal forest ecosystems of Cameroon are ecologically functional, key flagship species populations are thriving and contributing to the local and national economy, and the forest ecosystems are contributing to global climate stability. In pursuit of this mission, the WWF signed two memoranda of understanding with the Programme for the Sustainable Management of Natural Resources – South West Region (PSMNR-SWR), which is a development program of the Republic of Cameroon. The programme is co-financed by the Federal Republic of Germany through KfW in cooperation with GIZ. The first memorandum covered the period 2006-2011 (Phase I), and the second MoU started on October 1, 2011 and is expected to run through to September 30, 2016 (Phase II). The goal of Phase II is to contribute towards the preservation of high-value ecosystems in South-West Region, thereby contributing to improved livelihoods of the surrounding communities in a sustainable manner. The purpose is sustainable forest and wildlife management by affected stakeholders for their benefit, with special emphasis on the poorer segments of the local populations. The Programme has the following results:
• RESULT 1 : TOUs assume their role as a platform for consultation, planning and mitigation
• RESULT 2 : Responsible management of FMUs, council forests and community forests is promoted
• RESULT 3 : Conservation Development Agreements are elaborated and Village Development Measures implemented
• RESULT 4: Effective Collaborative Management of Protected Areas
• RESULT 5: Sustainable financial mechanisms for PAs Management developed and implemented.
• RESULT 6 : The Program is coordinated effectively
Within the context of the current MoU, WWF-CFP is the partner responsible for Result 4 at the regional level and at the levels of Mt. Cameroon National Park, Korup National Park and Banyang-Mbo Wildlife Sanctuary and to contribute to the achievement of Result 3. Initially, the Banyang-Mbo Wildlife Sanctuary was not listed for implementation of the full-fledged programme approach, notably Result 3. As a result, WWF`s intervention at the site mostly focused on delivery of Results 4 with support to strengthen VFMCs, organize protection of the Sanctuary, implement NTFP collection and commercialization and to elaborate a management strategy. The PSMNR recently acquired additional funding and is considering implementing the full-fledged programme approach at Banyang-Mbo with additional responsibilities for WWF that necessitate the recruitment of a PTA.
The PTA is expected to lead delivery of Result 4 and contribute to achievement of Result 3. The key areas of performance are as follows:
• Protection of the Banyang-Mbo Wildlife sanctuary is assured through improved surveillance and combating of illegal exploitation of forest resources within the context of collaborative management;
• Collaborative management is effectively rolled out.

II. Major Duties and Responsibilities:
II.1.Administrative

• Develop semester and annual work plans and budgets for approval by the PSMNR-SWR;
• Draft quarterly and semester technical progress reports using standard WWF reporting format;
• Under the supervision of the Programme Manager ensure programme compliance to technical and financial reporting, monitoring and evaluation, for all relevant donors.
• Develop the monthly work plans and confirming financial cash requests to facilitate disbursements for implementation;
• Supervise and monitor the implementation of approved activities and budgets
• Ensure the adequate timely technical and financial reporting of activities and budgets
• Ensure regular monitoring of Result 4 activities according to PSMNR M/E system
• Develop the ToR for service providers or consultants to assist with implementation of the approved activities;
• Prepare requisitions for the purchase of BMWS equipment as agreed upon in work plans and budgets;
• Ensure the functioning and maintenance of BMWS equipment, including vehicles;
• Draft job description for site staff and regularly assess their job performance
• Ensures regular needs assessment for the office, staff, and intervene accordingly where and when necessary;
• Make arrangements for events such as visits, workshops, surveys, etc. as required

II.2.Sanctuary management
• Provide assistance in the implementation of sanctuary protection and surveillance plans within the context of collaborative management;
• Provide assistance in patrol data analysis and reporting, and introduction of SMART
• Monitor and evaluate regularly patrol effectiveness and propose adaptive management measures
• Collaborate with the Conservator, GFA/DFS short term expert in evaluating annually the management effectiveness of BMWS;
• Lead the implementation of the wildlife monitoring strategy;
• Provide assistance in organization of actions against poaching, illegal logging, and unsustainable NTFP collection and encroachment ;
• Provide assistance in the supervision, monitoring and evaluation of the technical performances of sanctuary personnel and plan for specific internal and external training programmes to meet the needs of the sanctuary;
• Establish an education and awareness campaign in the villages in and around BMWS;
• Provide assistance in the realization of basic research and tourism infrastructure Provide assistance in the revision and implementation of the BMWS management plan and business plan;
• Coordinate and implement where applicable systematic biological and socio-economic monitoring activities in the BMWS landscape.
• Develop key research projects to address conservation management issues for key species and habitats to address the highest priority conservation management questions faced by management.
• Coordinate the collection of good quality data as well as their management, analyses, transformation into reports and communication with other managers;
• Facilitate the liaison with other institutions and organizations in Cameroon and abroad, with a view to furthering CFP research objectives.

II.3.Collaborative management
• Provide assistance in the conceptualization and implementation of the new collaborative management strategy in close collaboration with BMWS conservation services and others;
• Provide assistance in negotiation of Conservation Development Agreements (CDA) between concerned communities and Sanctuary services, including agreeing with villages on user rights and commercial harvesting rules for the sustainable harvesting of NTFPS (collection rules, carrying capacity, monitoring...)
• Supervise the negotiation and establishment of clearly defined and locally well-accepted Cluster Control Zones (CCZ), and prioritize and map conservation objectives/activities within the CCZ
• Propose a work plan for collaborative activities (men days/activity/location) and supervise each of the planned activities
• Provide assistance in the supervision and implementation of Conservation Credit/bonus concepts.
• Provide assistance in building the capacity of local populations for effective participation in co-management of the PAs and sustainable use of natural resources;

III. Profile:
Required Qualifications
• Minimum of Bachelor degree or in one or more of following domains: forestry and wildlife, natural resource management, environment, rural geography, or any related specialization;
• Minimum of 5 years of professional experience in the area of wildlife and protected area management or sustainable management of forest resources.
Required Skills and Competencies
• Strong technical skills in wildlife and protected areas management
• Strong bio/socioeconomic monitoring skills
• Good overview of legal and institutional framework in the area of forest and wildlife resources management in Cameroon.
• Strong technical, communication and organizational skills;
• Ability to work and interact with people of different backgrounds;
• Good team member and familiarity with the functioning of local and international organizations;
• Computer literate, knowledge of data analysis and GIS software, cybertracker, etc.
• Fluency in English and familiarity with French

Required Behavioral Skills
• Accountable, Persevering & Delivering Results;
• Willingness and ability to work in a remote area with low supervision.
• Proactive approach to meeting deadlines and delivering results with limited supervision
• Adhere to WWF’s values: Knowledgeable, Optimistic, Determined and Engaging.

IV. Working Relationships
Internal: WWF staff
External: Conservator, PSMNR coordination, GIZ TAs, external auditors, NGO’s, Local administrative and traditional authorities…

This job description covers the main tasks and conveys the spirit of the sort of tasks that are anticipated proactively from PTA. Other tasks may be assigned as necessary according to organizational needs.


Contact Information:
Joel Kolokosso,
jkolokosso@wwfcarpo.org

PhD opportunity - Land management strategies to enhance ecosystem services in production landscapes- Australia

We seek to understand how production landscapes can be most effectively managed to enhance the delivery of multiple ecosystem services. Contrasting options to achieve this goal are referred to as land sharing and land sparing, which represent endpoints of a continuum of land management strategies. As part of a recently awarded Australian Research Council Discovery Project, our aim is to undertake a rigorous assessment of the environmental and economic implications of land management strategies across three continents.

This PhD project will develop and apply new decision-support technology to evaluate land management strategies over whole landscapes for multiple ecosystem services. The project could potentially involve a range of techniques including landscape modelling, land use optimisation, scenario analysis, generation of data on ecosystem service benefits, regional climate modelling, and elicitation of information from experts. There is flexibility in relation to the ecosystem services and techniques that the successful PhD candidate will focus on, with options ranging from food production, biodiversity, energy, water, carbon sequestration, to regional climate regulation, amongst others. The successful candidate will focus on the intensive agricultural zone of continental Australia, with particular focus on the Brigalow Belt bioregion of Queensland. There will also be opportunities to be involved in projects undertaken in Central Kalimantan and British Columbia.

Applicants must possess a Bachelor’s or equivalent degree with first-class Honours, Master of Science or MPhil with significant research components. Candidates from diverse disciplines are welcome to apply. Successful applicants will have a demonstrated capacity and aptitude for conducting research and it is desirable that they possess or seek to obtain skills in ecological and economic modelling, and spatial and statistical analysis. The candidate will work jointly with scientists across multiple disciplines (including biodiversity conservation, geography, environmental science and environmental economics) at The University of Queensland, CSIRO and University of British Columbia. The supervisory team will include: Assoc. Prof. Kerrie Wilson (UQ), Prof. Clive McAlpine (UQ), Elizabeth Law (UQ/UBC), and Dr Brett Bryan (CSIRO). Resources are available to support the PhD research as part of the broader project.

Prospective applicants should also apply or be the recipient of an APA (or equivalent) scholarship. Interested students should provide a professional CV and a short letter of interest to Assoc. Prof. Kerrie Wilson (k.wilson2@uq.edu.au).


Contact Information:
Interested students should provide a professional CV and a short letter of interest to Assoc. Prof. Kerrie Wilson (k.wilson2@uq.edu.au). -

Castores en Tierra del Fuego. Ayudantes.

Castores en Tierra del Fuego. Se busca ayudante de campo entre el 15 de Enero y el 10 de Febrero del 2015. Esto es parte de un estudio iniciado hace 4 años en el cual se monitorean castores marcados y con transmisores, tanto en la estepa Fueguina como en el bosque. Las tareas principales son observación de castores en colonias, colocación de cámaras trampas y telemetría de individuos. Los gastos de comida y estadía están cubiertos y lamentablemente este año no pueden cubrirse gastos de translados ni viáticos (a no ser que sea dentro de la provincia de TDF o relativamente cercano). Importante tener muy buen estado físico y disposición para trabajar en condiciones climáticas adversas. Contactar a Alejandro Pietrek

Becas de la república de Eslovenia

Movilidad de estudiantes licenciatura y posgrado, bajo la supervisión de un profesor esloveno de una institución de educación superior de ese país. El candidato debe estar matriculado en una institución mexicana.
   
Alojamiento en las instalaciones del centro de estudiantes de la universidad receptora, siempre y cuando el estudiante lo pida al solicitar la beca.
Seguro médico básico.
Pago mensual para manutención.
Convocatoria

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR MARINE CONSERVATION SURVEY IN BAJA, MEXICO

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VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR MARINE CONSERVATION SURVEY IN BAJA, MEXICO
Closing Date: 31 Jan 15
January 24 – February 1, 2015
February 4 – February 13, 2015

The Marine Conservation Survey is an international effort to gather much needed scientific data regarding present environmental /biological conditions found in the Sea of Cortez, Baja Mexico.
Participants will assist U.S. based Raven Adventures/ Global Classroom and their Mexican conservation partner GEA (GruposEcologistas Antares) with multiple marine transects (above and below thesurface) as well as other biological investigations in an effort tobetter understand the fragile ecosytem of the Sea of Cortez. Volunteersmay be exposed to an abundant number of marine life including many whalespecies such as the blue, sperm, brydes, humpback, finback, orca andpilot whale. Dolphins and sea lions can also be foundthroughout the study site. All data collected will be made available to thelocal Marine Park of Loreto as well as various nature conservationprograms operating in the area.

The program cost is $950 per person for the 10 day session and islimited to 4 participants . The cost includes food, campingbasic camping accommodations, camping gear, and safety equipment.Volunteers will be responsible for their flight/bus to/from Loreto,Mexico.
http://ravenadventures.com/marine-conservation/

No previous experience is needed, but volunteers assisting us in the remote areas of Baja will want to have a “go with the flow attitude”, be willing to share a small tent with another participant, possibly ride in the back of pick up trucks, wade into deep mud, and participate in camp life such as cooking, cleaning, and logistical chores.

Please contact Raven Adventures / Global Classroom director Colin Garland at colin@ravenadventures.com to ensure there is still space on the session of your choice.
Application instructions are found at: http://ravenadventures.com/marine-conservation/

Voluntarios Primer estudio de migración y ecología reproductiva del Fio-fio en los bosques mas australes del mundo- Chile

Llamado a voluntarios para participar del “Primer estudio de migración y ecología reproductiva del Fio-fio en los bosques mas australes del mundo”. Donde: Isla Navarino, Chile. Cuando: Entre el 20 de Noviembre 2014 y el 10 de Enero 2015. Desafortunadamente no contamos con fondos para ayudar a cubrir gastos (traslado, comida y alojamiento), pero te aseguramos que será una experiencia inolvidable para aprender sobre técnicas de captura y monitoreo de aves en uno de los lugares mas prístinos del planeta. Se necesita tener buena condición física y muchas ganas de aprender ecología en los bosques mas australes del mundo. Permanencia mínima 1semana. Cupos limitados!! Para mas información contactarse con Rocío Jara.

Research Assistant (RA) Positions for 2015 Leatherback Nesting Season at Pacuare Beach, Costa Rica!

Period
2015

Location
Playa Pacuare, north Caribbean coast of Costa Rica, Central America

Background Information
Asociación LAST offers a limited number of positions to work as a Research Assistant (RA) in its Sea Turtle Conservation Projects. This is an exciting opportunity to get hands on experience with these magnificent animals! This job is done voluntarily by the RA’s and no salaries or stipends are paid. Depending on the previous experience and skills of an applicant, it will be decided whether the costs of lodging and food will be covered by LAST or if the assistant will be asked to pay $10 or $5 per night. Each RA will be responsible for his own travel expenses to the project site in Costa Rica. Also, RAs should cover other personal expenses like lodging, special food and drinks and transportation to and from the project.
We are looking for qualified RAs for the Pacuare Nesting Beach project on the Caribbean side of Costa Rica to begin our 2015 leatherback turtle nesting season. All positions will begin February13th of 2015 and will continue for a period of two and half months.

Duties
Daily patrols, hatchery manage, beach cleaning, turtle tagging, data base, etc

Requirements
20 years of age or older and in good physical condition.
· Fluent in the English and Spanish (advanced) language.
· Educational background (undergraduates or graduates) in Biology, Marine Biology, Resource Conservation, Ecology, Environmental Education, Veterinarian Medicine, Wildlife Management, Oceanography, Zoology and/or experience in working with Sea Turtles.
· Willing to a firm commitment to work 2.5 months in the project.
· Interested in sharing his/her knowledge and to stimulate in the volunteers the interest for sea turtle protection and conservation.
· Be a responsible, hardworking, communicative, tidy and enthusiastic person.
· Capable to live in very rustic and basic living conditions and under adverse climatic conditions. Usually it is very hot with 100% of humidity, frequent rain and very heavy sometimes. With lots of mosquitoes and/or sand flies.
· Be proactive, sociable, open minded and flexible.
· Preferably with first aid certificate.

Benefits/Costs
Depend skills and background.
Additional Contact Information
Send your Curriculum Vitae (CV), letter of intent and three references with e-mail addresses to volunteers@latinamericanseaturtles.org. Application deadline: January 20th, 2015.

Secretaria "A" de la Coordinación General de Poryectos y Enlace y de la Secretaría Técnica del FFB- CONABIO

CONABIOConvocatoria completa.

Programa de Co-Financiamiento Secretaría de Relaciones Exteriores-Fundación Carolina- España

“Programa de Co-Financiamiento Secretaría de Relaciones Exteriores-Fundación Carolina.”
Doctorados y estancias posdoctorales cortas
Para docentes de carrera o de planta y personal directivo-administrativo de universidades públicas mexicanas.


La SECRETARÍA DE RELACIONES EXTERIORES pagará 600 euros mensuales.
La FUNDACIÓN CAROLINA pagará 600 euros mensuales.
Hasta 4 pasajes aéreos de ida y vuelta en clase turista, uno por cada año académico.
Seguro médico no farmacéutico
Pago de matrícula y colegiatura.

Convocatoria completa.

Asesor Técnico PNUMA – Colombia

ROLAC-2014-032 - Asesor Técnico PNUMA – Programa Nacional Conjunto ONU-REDD Colombia - Extendida

Cierre de aplicaciones: 5 de enero 2015
Fecha de anuncio: 17 de noviembre 2014
Unidad Organizacional: Programa de las Naciones Unidas para el Medio Ambiente
Ubicación: Colombia
ROLAC-2014-032

Field asistants Peru

Description:
We are seeking highly motivated and driven field assistants to help with monitoring of felid activity as part of a larger project on primate predator-prey dynamics in Amazonia Peru. For project details visit www.theriskymonkey.com. Assistants will help check camera traps on a regular basis, enter camera trap data into database software, and track ocelots via radio telemetry. This is an ideal opportunity for students with a background in biology, ecology, animal behavior, or wildlife conservation. This kind of fieldwork is physically demanding and requires long days of hiking, but it is incredibly rewarding. All research is conducted at the Los Amigos Biological Station in Southeastern Peru - http://www.amazonconservation.org/ourwork/research_los_amigos.html.

Research assistants will learn to:
• Track ocelots using radio telemetry
• Conduct basic spatial analyses of telemetry data
• Collect scat for dietary analysis
• Operate and maintain remote camera traps
• Identify animals and manage camera trap database
• Photograph and measure felid tracks

The qualifications we are looking for in a research assistant are:
• Degree or expected degree in biology, ecology, zoology, or wildlife conservation
• Good physical and mental health
• Capable of hiking for 8+ hours a day
• Committed and positive attitude
• Comfortable living under basic conditions and being far away from family/friends
• No fear of insects, snakes, etc.
• Do well in hot environments
• Be comfortable with tracking ocelots at night
• Eagerness to learn data collection methods
• Ability to use Excel for data entry

This is a volunteer position. Assistants can expect to pay:
• Round-trip international airfare to Peru (cost varies)
• Round-trip domestic airfare from Lima to Puerto Maldonado, Peru (avg. $365)
• Local transportation to field site (taxi and boat fare avg. $45 each way)
• Field station fees, includes dorm room, 3 meals/day and snacks ($775/month)
Assistants are also responsible for purchasing and providing proof of international health insurance. Vaccinations against typhoid, yellow fever, and hepatitis are strongly recommended. Assistants must also sign liability waivers for the project and field station prior to travel.

Terms of appointment:
A minimum commitment of two-months is required to participate on the project. Assistants staying longer than 4 months may be partially reimbursed (dependent on project funding) for air travel upon successful completion of their volunteer term.

Application Deadline:
This project is ongoing until August 2015. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis.

Contact Information:
To apply for this position please send the following information to Dara Adams at adams.1238@osu.edu and/or darabadams@gmail.com:
1) CV - please include relevant coursework, research and field experience.
2) 1 to 2 page letter of intent, which specifies when and for how long you are willing to work on the project, why you are interested in participating, your qualifications, and what you plan to do after completion of the internship.
3) 2 reference letters from individuals familiar with your academic performance or research work. Reference letters should be sent directly by the recommenders.

Profesor Investigador de Tiempo Completo. UAEM.

La Universidad Autónoma del Estado de Morelos (UAEM), a través de la Secretaría Académica y la Secretaría de Investigación, convoca a las personas interesadas a ocupar una plaza de Profesor Investigador de Tiempo Completo.
Estas plazas se aperturan con fundamento en la Legislación Universitaria de la UAEM y bajo los criterios del  Programa para el Desarrollo Profesional Docente para el Tipo Superior (PRODEP), dependiente de la Secretaría de Educación Pública.

Publicación de la convocatoria: 7 de noviembre de 2014.
Cierre de la convocatoria: 23 de enero de 2015.
Recepción de documentos: Del 10 de noviembre al 10 de diciembre de 2014 y del 12 al 23 de enero de 2015.
Horario de 9:00 a 14:00 horas de lunes a viernes en el Departamento de Comisiones Académicas de la Secretaría Académica, ubicado en el 5° Piso de la torre de Rectoría, Campus Norte de la UAEM. Av. Universidad número 1001, Col. Chamilpa, Cuernavaca, Morelos. C.P. 62209.
Evaluación de solicitudes: Del 2 al 13 de febrero de 2015.
Publicación de resultados: 16 de febrero de 2015.
Inicio de labores de los aceptados: 26 de febrero de 2015.

FUNCIONES:
Los Profesores Investigadores de Tiempo Completo prestan sus servicios a la Universidad laborando 40 horas a la semana. Cuentan con un nivel de habilitación académica superior al de los Programas Educativos que imparten y realizan de forma equilibrada actividades de docencia, generación o aplicación innovadora de conocimientos, tutorías y gestión académica.
Al momento de su contratación el Profesor Investigador de Tiempo Completo deberá integrarse al trabajo que desarrollan los Cuerpos Académicos y su proyecto de investigación deberá ser pertinente a las líneas de generación y aplicación del conocimiento de la unidad académica de adscripción. Su plan de trabajo deberá considerar el impacto en los Programas Educativos de licenciatura y posgrado de la Dependencia de Educación Superior que corresponda. Asimismo, deberá realizar actividades de gestión académica, tutorías y formación de recursos humanos.

REQUISITOS:
• Contar con el grado académico de doctorado, que se solicita en el perfil de la plaza a concursar (sin excepción alguna deberá haber obtenido el grado académico a la fecha de recepción de la solicitud).
• Contar con el perfil para ingresar en el corto plazo al Sistema Nacional de Investigadores o al Sistema Nacional de Creadores.
• En caso de ser extranjero, dominar el idioma español. (revisar cele).
• Los aspirantes que hayan realizado estudios en el extranjero, deberán presentar el documento apostillado que acredite sus estudios de doctorado.
Para el caso de aspirantes extranjeros, deberán contar con la autorización del Instituto Nacional de Migración que les permita realizar la actividad referida (Esta autorización deberá presentarse posterior a ser aceptado y no podrá ingresar a la Universidad sin haber acreditado el trámite migratorio correspondiente).

ENTREGA DE SOLICITUDES:
Presentar una carta de solicitud manifestando lo siguiente:
• Señalar la plaza por la cual desea concursar (únicamente se podrá solicitar concursar en una plaza, el aspirante que solicite concursar por dos plazas o más, automáticamente quedará eliminado de la convocatoria).
• Manifestar por escrito en un solo documento lo siguiente:
a) Expresar los motivos por los cuáles desea incorporarse a la UAEM
b) Señalar su compromiso y disponibilidad para incorporarse a la UAEM, a más tardar el 26 de febrero de 2015.
c) Hacer constar que al momento de su ingreso a la UAEM, no contará con algún compromiso laboral que interfiera con sus funciones como Profesor Investigador de Tiempo Completo.
• Entregar un plan de trabajo que contenga una propuesta de investigación en su área, considerando el perfil establecido en la convocatoria. Es deseable que dicha propuesta de trabajo se desarrolle en relación a las líneas de investigación que se cultivan en la unidad académica a la que desea incorporarse. Por lo anterior, se sugiere consultar la página electrónica de la Escuela, Facultad o Centro de Investigación que corresponda o contactar al Titular de la Unidad Académica.
• Además, deberá señalar su compromiso para realizar las actividades de docencia, generación o aplicación innovadora de conocimientos, formación de recursos humanos y gestión académica.  
Además, deberá entregar la siguiente documentación:
• Currículum vitae en extenso con la documentación probatoria correspondiente, señalando específicamente la obra producida.
• Anexar la tesis del último grado obtenido en extenso.
• Documentación probatoria de los grados académicos obtenidos y cédula profesional.
• 2 Referencias académicas en sobre cerrado, donde se describan las capacidades del solicitante.
• Podrá agregar los demás elementos que considere pertinentes para documentar la trayectoria académica y profesional.
• Señalar claramente la dirección, teléfono (móvil o fijo personal) y correo electrónico, donde el candidato podrá ser contactado.
No se recibirán solicitudes incompletas o fuera de tiempo, sin excepción alguna. Una vez recibida la documentación no se podrá agregar información adicional.
Bajo ninguna circunstancia se recibirán expedientes vía electrónica.
Una vez emitido el dictamen, el fallo será INAPELABLE.

Contacto
Lic. Georgina Rosales Ariza
Jefe del Departamento de Comisiones Académicas
Correo electrónico: comisionesacademicas@uaem.mx
Teléfonos: (777) 329 70 44 y (777) 3297000 extensión 3311
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