We will be advertising for a full-time permanent forest entomologist (GS
11/12) position shortly with our Forest Health Protection group in Durham,
NH. A few of the insects we are currently working on include Asian
longhorned beetle, winter moth, emerald ash borer, Sirex woodwasp, hemlock
woolly adelgid, various native defoliators, and the occasional bark
beetle. More details on the position can be found in the email below and
Sorry for any cross-posting.
Kevin J. Dodds
USDA Forest Service
Durham Field Office, NA State & Private Forestry
271 Mast Road
Durham, NH 03824
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02/23/2011 10:20 AM
Forest Entomologist position in Durham, NH opening soon
The USDA Forest Service, Northeastern Area, Office of the Durham Field
Representative, Forest Health Protection group is looking to fill a
GS-0414-11/12 Forest Entomologist position. This is a permanent position
stationed at the Durham Field Office in Durham, NH.
This employee will serve as part of an interdisciplinary team conducting
aerial survey and providing technical advice, assistance and guidance on
various forest health and forest entomology issues to state, tribal and
federal cooperators in New York and New England. The position combines
technology transfer, various field/aerial surveys and interactions with
diverse stakeholders. This is an exciting and challenging opportunity to
provide leadership in the coordination and development of a wide variety
of new and existing forest health projects in northeastern forests.
To express interest in this position, please respond via email to Michael
Bohne, Forest Health Group Leader at mbohne(a)fs.fed.us. For more
information about this position, please contact Michael at 603.868.7708.
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).
Two PhD Fellowships Available: Forest Ecosystems and Management
The College of Natural Resources at Utah State University (USU) seeks to
establish a small cohort of graduate students whose research will be
linked under the theme ?Managing for Resilience in Forested Ecosystems of
the Intermountain West?. This program will use emerging research tools,
common coursework, seminars and specific shared extension projects to
provide the student fellows with skills and knowledge necessary for
effective science-based input to management decisions about forested
landscapes undergoing or threatened with large-scale change. Current
topics related to management, adaptation and resiliency of forest
ecosystems and their components in a changing climate will be emphasized.
Research will address issues related to two focal areas: 1) Stand and
clonal dynamics in aspen-associated forests of the Intermountain West, and
2) Ecology of native bark beetles (Dendroctonus spp) in forests of the
Intermountain West, USA.
The student fellows will benefit from coordinated mentoring by an Advisory
Board of faculty members who have active research programs in dynamic
forested landscapes: Drs. Karen Mock, Jim Long, Ron Ryel, Mike Kuhns, and
Zhao Ma from USU's College of Natural Resources, Dr. Barbara Bentz with
the USFS Rocky Mountain Research Station, and Dr. Paul Rogers with the
USU-affiliated Western Aspen Alliance.
PhD fellowships will be $24,000 per year for 3 years (Fall 2011 through
Spring 2014). Tuition waiver and student health insurance will be
Additional information, including application instructions and access to
the full proposal are available online:
Barbara J. Bentz
USDA Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station
860 N. 1200 E. Logan, UT 84321
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.
I am very sorry to inform you that, as a consequence of the political
situation in Tunisia, the third meeting of the 7-03-14 IUFRO Goup
(MEDINSECT) will not be held this year. Initially planned in May 2011,
it is now postponed to may 2012.
The four main reasons that have lead the local organizers to this
1- The security: Although peace and order seem presently to grow, nobody
can predcit what the situation will be in 2 or 3 months;
2- The politics: The Ministery to which the meeting is relevant, has
other priorities than the MEDINSECT meeting;
3- The sponsoring: Owing to the economic crisis resulting from the
political situation, the private sponsors do not seem ready to grant our
4- The general atmosphere: Many strikes and complaints presently occur
in Tunisia regarding improvement of the administrative and financial
situations in all categories of people, including among scientists.
Attention of everybody is thus focused on these complaints, which is not
a favourable situation to organize a scientific meeting.
The organizers thank all scientists who had already indicated their
interest by sending their pre-registration.
We will inform you about the exact date of the meeting, as soon as possible,
With our best wishes,
Leader of the IUFRO 7-03-14 group
Professeur Francois Lieutier
Faculté des Sciences, Département de Biologie
Laboratoire de Biologie des Ligneux et des Grandes Cultures
B.P. 6759 - 45067 Orléans Cedex 2
Tel.: 33 2 38 41 72 30
Fax.: 33 2 38 49 43 26
Attached is an early announcement for an entomologist job in the US
Forest Service State and Private Forestry (pest management, not
research) located in Morgantown, WV. US citizenship is required. I
don't know anything about the position so if you have questions,
contact Dan Twardus dtwardus(a)fs.fed.us
From: Daniel Twardus <dtwardus(a)fs.fed.us>
Date: February 2, 2011 4:29:34 PM EST
To: pdl wo spf fhp all eps <pdl_wo_spf_fhp_all_eps(a)fs.fed.us>
Subject: outreach forest entomologist - usda forest service- see attached
Daniel B. Twardus
Group Leader, Forest Health Protection
USDA Forest Service, State and Private Forestry
Morgantown, West Virginia 26505
(304) 276- 8990 (cell)
email - dtwardus(a)fs.fed.us
Andrew Liebhold http://sandyliebhold.com
Northern Research Station 304-285-1512
USDA Forest Service 304-285-1505 FAX
180 Canfield St. 724-317-8668 mobile
Morgantown, WV 26505 USA