Two positions available at the Forestry and Agricultural Biotechnology Institute (FABI), in association with the Department of Zoology and Entomology, at the University of Pretoria. FABI is a world-class, internationally recognized institute dedicated to understanding and promoting health in native and plantation forests, with a strong focus on insect and fungal ecology, genetics/genomics, systematics and biological control (http://www.fabinet.up.ac.za/). Specific projects can be tailored to student interests and background, but primary focal areas include: 1) understanding population feedbacks between the introduced pine woodwasp (Sirex noctilio) and various native and introduced organisms (including but not limited to: pine weevils, bark beetles, fungi, and baboons), and 2) assessing ecological and evolutionary processes driving insect community overlap between native and exotic trees (e.g, spillover of introduced insects from exotic hosts onto native trees, and host expansion/switching of native fauna onto exotic plantation species). More information is available upon request. Both projects are funded, and include a student bursary to cover University fees and living expenses.
Pretoria, the administrative capital of South Africa, is a modern city situated in the northern center of the country in the highveld (high elevation savanna). The area is has a moderate climate with wet summers and dry winters, is culturally diverse with 11 official languages (English is the language of choice at FABI, where students come from over 40 countries). The University is located within driving distance of many amazing locations including the Drakensburg Mountains and Kruger National Park, with hiking and biking (together with giraffe, wildebeest and all manner of fascinating biodiversity) within the city limits.
PhD students will typically have completed an MSc degree (except under special circumstances). An interest in insect, plant and/or fungal ecology and evolution is essential, as is a working facility with English. Students with a drivers license and field/lab experience preferred. Please send a CV, statement of interest and a short writing sample to Dr. Jeff Garnas (jeff.garnas(a)fabi.up.ac.za).
Dear Friends and Colleagues,
I apologize for the duplicate emails you may receive.
Please accept our invitation to attend the 73rd annual meeting of the
Northeastern Forest Pest Council (Covering forest insects, diseases, and
weeds in the northeastern U.S. and eastern Canada since 1939). The meeting
will take place from 22-23 March 2011 at the Hotel Fauchère (401 Broad
Street Milford, PA 18337 USA).
Agenda: The developing agenda will include the Gerald N. Lanier graduate
student forum, eastern State and Province forest pest updates, invited
speakers, a field tour of long-term ecological research sites in the
Delaware Water Gap National Recreational Area
(http://www.nps.gov/dewa/index.htm) or a tour of Gifford Pinchots ancestral
home (http://www.fs.fed.us/na/gt/), and the return of the Kodachrome slide
Lodging: Please make reservations by 1 March 2011. There are two lodging
options at the rate of $77.00/night, not including 9% tax and tips. For
reservations and directions, please choose the:
Hotel Fauchère (Only 14 rooms available, call for reservations as their
online system says they are booked, but they currently are not):
Hampton Inn in Matamoras:
Registration: Please pre-register by 1 March 2011 by returning the attached
registration form. The full meeting registration fee is $80.00, one day only
fee is $40.00, and $40.00 for non-presenting students. The registration
fees for presenting students and honorary life members of the council are
waived. Registration includes food & drink breaks and a lunch buffet.
Checks should be made payable to the ³NEFPC.² Please note: Cash and checks
are welcome at arrival.
Student symposium: The Gerald N. Lanier Graduate Student Symposium gives
students from the northeastern U.S. and eastern Canada a friendly and
relaxed setting in which to practice their presentation skills, and it
affords an opportunity to discuss their work with practitioners and other
scientists. Students who are willing to give a 15 min. presentation on
their forest health research will receive one night¹s lodging at the meeting
at no cost and the registration fee will be waived. In addition, a panel of
judges will select three presenters for $50, $100, and $200 awards. To
participate, see the attachment for more details. Please submit an abstract
for the presentation by February 25, 2010.
Poster session: A limited number of easels for posters will be provided. On
the registration form, please indicate if you plan to bring a poster.
Kodachrome Slide Parade: To honor Kodachrome film, whose production was
terminated in 2009 and the NEFPC ³Slide Parade² social in the 1960¹s, we
request that you bring one or two traditional photographic slides pertaining
to forestry, forest health, entomology, pathology, invasive weeds. We will
supply a projector, reels, and screen in the Delmonico Room in the Hotel
Fauchère on Tuesday 22 March at 7:00 pm - ?. On the registration form,
please indicate if you plan to bring a slide(s).
Field trips: On the registration form, please indicate if you would like to
attend the optional trips to the Delaware Water Gap National Recreational
Area and to Gifford Pinchot¹s ancestral home ³Grey Towers². Weather and
Dave Mausel, Secretary/Treasurer NEFPC
Attached is a job announcement for a Forest Health Specialist with Minnesota Department of Natural Resources Division of Forestry. The job is located in St Paul, Minnesota. For more information click on the link below or call the Bureau of Human Resources at 651-259-5888
Working Title: Forest Health Specialist
Class/Option: NR FORESTRY REGIONAL SPEC
Position: 00577920 Location: St. Paul
Bargaining Unit: MAPE
Employment Condition: Unlimited Full-time - 100%
FLSA Status: exemptpro Temporary Position End Date:
Days of Work: Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday Hours of work: 08:00 AM-04:30 PM
Work Area: Previous Incumbent: Ed Hayes
View at: https://statejobs.doer.state.mn.us/JobPosting/View?_posting=11DNR000022
You can view all job postings at http://www.careers.state.mn.us/
Supervisors and managers are responsible for ensuring that all job postings are posted at each work site. To print a copy of this posting, click on the print button in your web browser.
If you have any questions about the above postings, contact the Bureau of Human Resources at (651) 259-5888.
Attached is the early announcement for a forest pathologist job with USDA
Forest Service, Forest Health Protection, located in Sandy, Oregon.
US citizenship is required. For more information, please contact
Beth Willhite, bwillhite(a)fs.fed.us
Elizabeth A. Willhite
phone: (503) 668-1477
Westside Forest Insect and
Disease Service Center
Mt. Hood National Forest HQ
16400 Champion Way
Sandy, Oregon 97055
fax: (503) 668-1423