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Assistant/Associate Professor - Forest Health
Auburn University's School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences invites nominations and applications for the position of Assistant/Associate Professor in the area of Forest Health and the interactions of introduced and native fungi and insect vectors in forest ecosystems located in the southern US. This is a 12-month, tenure-track position, with 80% research and 20% teaching responsibilities. Additional information about the School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences and its programs can be found at our website: https://sites.auburn.edu/academic/sfws/Pages/default.aspx
Women and Minorities are Encouraged to Apply
Responsibilities: The incumbent is expected to develop a significant research program through active pursuit of extramural funding, recruitment of graduate students, and publications in high-quality refereed journals. The incumbent also is expected to teach a core undergraduate course in the forestry curriculum and develop one graduate course in their area of expertise.
Qualifications: PhD in Entomology, Pathology, Forestry, Biology or a closely related field is required. We seek candidates with research/teaching interests focused on contemporary research and how forest management practices influence stand/ecosystem health. Those with a strong forest pathology and entomology background and having worked in an applied decision-making context on habitat restoration, risk mapping systems and habitat restoration are preferred. Experience in working with southern pine ecosystems is desirable. Evidence of collaboration at the international level on forest declines would be desirable for Associate level. The incumbent must present evidence of the potential for teaching excellence and a solid record of research productivity including ability to obtain extramural grants and publish findings in high-quality refereed journals. The selected candidate must be able to meet eligibility requirements for work in the United States at the time of appointment and continue working legally for the proposed term of employment. Excellent communication skills required.
Review of applications will begin April 1, 2012 and will continue until a successful candidate has been identified.
Application: To apply, submit a letter of application, curriculum vita, official transcripts, and names, e-mail addresses, and telephone numbers of three references to Mrs. Pam Beasley (beaslpa(a)auburn.edu) School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences, 3301 Forestry and Wildlife Sciences Building, 602 Duncan Drive, Auburn University, Auburn, AL 36849-5418.
For additional information contact: Dr. Art Chappelka, Chair, Search Committee, phone 334-844-1069, fax 334-844-1084, or e-mail: chappah(a)auburn.edu
Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer
Professor & Director
Southern Forest Nursery Management Cooperative
Forest Health Dynamics Laboratory
602 Duncan Drive
Auburn University, AL 36849
I am saddened to pass on the news that Fields Cobb passed away on November 7th in Sandpoint, Idaho, where he retired after many years at UC Berkeley. We'll miss our passionate friend and insightful mentor.
His family and Det Vogler prepared the attached obituary.
Department of Plant Pathology and Microbiology
351 Bessey Hall
Iowa State University
Ames, IA 50011
We are searching for a Forest Pathologist, MS minimum, or Ph.D. (Faculty Research Assistant) to work with the Swiss Needle Cast Cooperative here at Oregon State University, in the Department of Forest Engineering, Resources and Management.
Description of position below, To review posting and apply, go to hrrp://oregonstate.edu/jobs. Apply to posting #0008642.
Position closes 03-11-2012
Faculty Research Assistant
Faculty Research Assistant
Academic Teaching/Research Faculty
Forest Eng/Resourcs/Mgmt 231600 FOR
The Department of Forest Engineering, Resources & Management (FERM) invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed-term Faculty Research Assistant position. Reappointment is at the discretion of the Department Head.
This position independently performs project development (proposal and design), set-up and maintenance, including data collection, work with fungal disease agents and hosts, management and statistical analyses, for the Swiss Needle Cast Cooperative (SNCC). The SNCC is a research cooperative mandated and funded by the State of Oregon to serve forest land owners in Oregon and Washington by managing research projects that examine the health of coast range forest affected by the disease. This position is key to the operations and management of the SNCC and several other forest health projects aimed at providing managers with valuable information on various forest health issues. This involves working with fungal forest pathogens, project design and implementation, travel to remote field sites for collection of data, data management and analysis. The position will include the hiring, training and supervision of multiple temporary employees, both in the lab and the field. He/she will write and review scientific publications to disseminate information to the scientific and land management audiences, reviewing and maintaining budgets, and preparing and submitting proposals for future Swiss needle cast projects.
30% -- Project management for several ongoing research projects. Makes decisions independently regarding; the collection of field and laboratory data and samples (e.g., foliage, soils, tree increments, etc), development of protocols for collecting data and samples, selection of sites for data and sample collection, determination of equipment necessary to collect samples and data, accurate recording of data and processing of samples, and hiring, training, and supervision of multiple student and/or temporary employees for lab work and data collection in the field. Expected to travel to field locations to collect data.
30% -- Field and lab data collection and work with fungi and host plants. Data management and analysis: Independent development of databases for data collected in the field and laboratory, maintenance of databases, manipulation of data structure to apply statistical procedures, application of statistical procedures using a variety of statistical programming packages, and summarization of findings from statistical analyses into reports and manuscripts.
20% -- Writes and reviews manuscripts and annual reports: Independently prepares figures and tables from statistical analyses, reviews relevant literature, writes and reviews manuscripts, submits manuscripts to scientific journals, and responds to comments from reviewers. Assists in writing the SNCC annual report, which reviews the research findings and accounting of the SNCC for the preceding year.
10% -- Budgets: Organizes, reviews, and maintains research budgets in Forest Health program, specifically the Swiss Needle Cast Budget. This includes tracking spending, coordinating with investigators, and reporting spending to participating agencies for various research projects.
10% -- Assists in grant proposal writing and preparation: Organizes, submits, and assists in writing grant proposals to multiple agencies, using multiple avenues of grant submission, e.g., grants.gov and Fastlane (National Science Foundation). Primarily responsible for coordination of scientific ideas and proposed budgets between collaborators.
Position Duties (continued):
Working Conditions/Work Schedule:
The SNCC FRA will be working in a wide variety of field settings. Working conditions in the field can include work on steep terrain and dense forests, hiking through forests, using compass and GPS to navigate in the field, work during cold, rainy, and otherwise inclement weather. Employee must be physically able to work in these field conditions. However, most field work will occur between April and October. Work will include tree measurement, sampling for foliage diseases, establishing plots for long term monitoring.
M.S. in Forest Pathology or related field.
Experience working in the area of forest pathology with a focus on fungi causing tree disease.
Experience with statistical analyses.
Use of statistical program packages such as SAS and S-Plus.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Willingness to learn tree climbing.
A demonstrable commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity.
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Extension Forest Health Specialist and Director, Swiss Needle Cast Cooperative
Department of Forest Engineering, Resources and Management (Associate Professor)
College of Forestry, Oregon State University
Corvallis, Oregon 97331
Swiss Needle Cast Cooperative: http://sncc.forestry.oregonstate.edu/
FERM page: http://ferm.forestry.oregonstate.edu/facstaff/shaw-david
Please find below the announcement for the upcoming Phytophthora workshop. This workshop will be of great interest for anyone who likes to learn how to isolate and identify Phytophthora and Pythium species.
Yilmaz Balci, Ph.D.
University of Maryland
Department of Plant Science and Landscape Architecture
2114 Plant Sciences Building
College Park, MD, 20742-4452
Phone (office-2114): 301_405 9744
Phone (lab-2180): 301_405 0314
Fax: 301_314 9308
4th International Workshop for Phytophthora, Pythium, and Phytopythium
International Web Symposium on Oomycetes of Regulatory Concern in International Trade
We are very pleased to announce the presentation of the "4th International workshop for Phytophthora, Pythium, and Phytopythium" and the International Web Symposium "Oomycetes of Regulatory Concern in International Trade" to be held during May 21-25 2012 at University of Maryland, College Park, MD, USA.
The primary purpose of the workshop is to provide hands-on training on morphological and molecular tools used to identify species within the genera. Participants will have the chance to examine a selected assemblage of species from each genus using type species. The innovative "Morphological and Molecular Identification Tools for Oomycetes: Phytophthora - Lucid and Tabular Keys" with important information of the described species will be presented at the event.
Z. Gloria Abad at the USDA-CPHST and Yilmaz Balci at Univ. of MD are the organizers. Instructors for the workshop are: Frank Martin USDA-ARS, Salinas, CA; Michael Coffey World Oomycetes Genetics Resource Collection (WOGRC) Univ. of California; Gloria Abad and Yilmaz Balci from the USA; and Arthur de Cock CBS, Fungal Biodiversity Center, Utrecht, The Netherlands. Invited Speakers are: Seogchan kang Pennsylvania State University - Phytophthora Database; and Kurt Zeller at USDA-CPHST, Beltsville, MD.
The International Web Symposium will be presented during the morning of Wednesday 23rd as an additional activity for the workshop. Invited Speakers are: Clive Brasier and Joan Webber at the Forest Research Agency Farnham UK; Marco Thines from Univ. of Hohenheim, Germany; Trena Burgess from The Centre for Phytophthora Science and Management, Australia; André Lévesque from Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada and Paloma Abad from the Mediterranean Agroforestal Institute of the Polytechnic Univ. of Valencia, Spain.
Registrations for the 4th International Workshop will be open until April 30 2012 at http://www.psla.umd.edu/faculty/Balci/workshop2011/index.cfm