Dear FORENT, FORPATH and FORCLIMAIR subscribers,
First, let me apologize for cluttering the inboxes of those of you not interested in IUFRO matters. I know these lists are well-used for other useful stuff, so if you are not interested in IUFRO you might want to delete this message right now...
To my IUFRO colleagues, I want to share some information about a shift in leadership that we anticipate here in Division 7, "Forest Health". I was honored to be selected to serve as coordinator of Division 7 and in August, 2010 I started my term in that position. However 9 months later I was notified by my employer, the USDA Forest Service that I must resign because USDA "ethics" officers revoked their approval and decided that my service in this role was "unethical" stating it would amount to an implicit endorsement of IUFRO by the USDA Forest Service. Personally, I disagreed with their assessment but I did not receive support for my service in IUFRO from US Forest Service headquarters and they insisted that I resign. We anticipated that this rule would be relaxed, but after over 1 year of waiting, that has not happened so among IUFRO leaders, we decided that the Division 7 coordinator position should not remain empty any longer.
It turns out that there is a very happy solution to this story, namely Dr. Ecki Brockerhoff from Scion (Forest Research Institute), New Zealand has agreed to take on the Division 7 coordinator position. Ecki is currently coordinator of IUFRO Research Group 7.03 "Entomology" and if Ecki's nomination is approved later this month by the IUFRO Board (I anticipate this will be the case), then he will become the new Division 7 coordinator, and I will switch back into Ecki's position as coordinator of Research Group 7.03. I'm sure many of you know Ecki and agree that he will make an excellent Division coordinator. Personally, I'm thrilled that he can do this.
I apologize for any confusion that this episode may have created. It is a source of personal embarrassment and it certainly does not make me proud of the USDA Forest Service. I want to thank all of the great people I've had a chance to work with during my very brief stint as Division Coordinator and I'm looking forward with great excitement to returning to serve as Entomology Research Group leader. Thanks!
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
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Please spread the email/attachment from Zoongee Leith//about a forest
pest coordinator position in the upper Mid-West USA to potential
Dave L. Mausel, Ph.D
Menominee Tribal Enterprises
PO Box 10, Neopit, WI 54150
Phone: 715-799-3896 ext. 2246, Fax: 715-799-4323
email: davidm(a)mtewood.com <mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org>
Adjunct Natural Resources Faculty, College of Menominee Nation
email: dmausel(a)menominee.edu <mailto:email@example.com>
I would like to inform you of a vacancy announcement for a Project
Coordinator for a new Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) and Forest Pest
Environmental Regulatory Project with Great Lakes Indian Fish & Wildlife
Commission. Please see attached file for more information regarding the
The Great Lakes Indian Fish & Wildlife Commission is commonly known by
its acronym, GLIFWC. Formed in 1984, GLIFWC represents eleven Ojibwe
tribes in Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Michigan who reserved hunting,
fishing and gathering rights in the 1837, 1842, and 1854 Treaties with
the United States government. GLIFWC provides natural resource
management expertise, conservation enforcement, legal and policy
analysis, and public information services in support of the exercise of
treaty rights during well-regulated, off-reservation seasons throughout
the treaty ceded territories. To assist with the implementation and
protection of its member tribes’ treaty rights, GLIFWC provides services
in the areas of biology/resource management; enforcement; policy/legal;
public information/outreach; and resource development/marketing. GLIFWC
employs about 65 full-time staff, hiring seasonal employees during peak
harvesting or field seasons. GLIFWC is one of four similar intertribal
commissions nationwide. GLIFWC is actively involved in a broad spectrum
of resource related activities aimed at protecting and enhancing the
natural resources and habitat in the treaty-ceded territories while also
infusing an Ojibwe perspective into its work. GLIFWC’s main office is
located on the Bad River reservation, just east of Ashland, Wisconsin.
If you could please pass this information to any and all individuals
that you think may be interested, it would be appreciated.
/ANA/Planning & Development Administrative Assistant/
/Great Lakes Indian Fish & Wildlife Commission/
/715-682-6619 ext. 2138/
Fred M. van Eck Scholarships
Hardwood Tree Improvement and Regeneration Center
Department of Forestry and Natural Resources, Purdue University
The Hardwood Tree Improvement and Regeneration Center (HTIRC) at Purdue University is seeking outstanding candidates interested in working toward M.S. or Ph.D. degrees. Areas of research include the chemically-mediated host colonization and mating behavior of wood-boring insects affecting hardwood trees.
Funding for the van Eck Scholarships is provided by the Fred M. van Eck Foundation for Purdue University whose purpose is to support research in the genetic improvement of high-value North American hardwood tree species.
Ideal students should be highly motivated and enthusiastic about working in the areas of chemical and behavioral ecology. Candidates should have well-developed quantitative skills, knowledge and experience in the biological sciences, a GPA of at least 3.2 and a top-tier GRE score.
Assistantships will be awarded at $18,000 (M.S.) and $20,500 (Ph.D.) per
year. In addition, an annual budget ($10,000) will be available for research support and a laptop computer will be provided for the duration of the scholarship.
For admission for fall semester 2013, applications must be received by November 16, 2012 (M.S. and Ph.D). Interested individuals should contact me directly via email (mginzel(a)purdue.edu<mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org>) to discuss their background, qualifications, and research interests. Please also provide a short (one page) letter of interest and a CV that includes cumulative GPA, GRE scores and contact information for at least three references.
More information on this scholarship opportunity can be found at www.htirc.org<http://www.htirc.org/> . If selected for a van Eck Scholarship, we will notify you to make formal application to Purdue University.
Matthew D. Ginzel, PhD * Associate Professor * Departments of Entomology and Forestry & Natural Resources * Hardwood Tree Improvement and Regeneration Center *
Purdue University * 901 W. State Street * West Lafayette, IN 47907-2089 * 765.494.9369 * www.entm.purdue.edu/forest/<http://www.entm.purdue.edu/forest/>
The Missouri Department of Conservation is hiring a forest health specialist in the Forest Health Program (Columbia, Missouri, USA) to support the forest pathologist and forest entomologist. Specific duties and responsibilities will be dependent on the skills of the successful applicant but would include insect and disease diagnostics, coordinating gypsy moth and other forest health survey activities, GIS mapping, and assisting with outreach efforts. We encourage candidates with a background in plant pathology, entomology, plant biology, forestry, or closely related natural resource degree and GIS work experience to apply. Training and experience gained in the position would prepare the selected candidate to continue in this position or move to advanced forest health positions. Closing date for applications is October 31, 2012.
For more information see: Resource Forester Assistant, Columbia (Job Number 2012-070) at: https://mdc5.mdc.mo.gov/recruitment/Recruitment.aspx?strRoute
Tel. 573-815-7901, ext 3947
Tel. 573-815-7901, ext 3946
Missouri Dept. of Conservation
3500 East Gans Road
Columbia, MO 65201
Begin forwarded message:
> From: risch <anita.risch(a)wsl.ch>
> Subject: PostDoc in ecosystem functioning/entomology, Switzerland
> Date: October 1, 2012 8:51:19 AM EDT
> To: Andrew Storer <storer(a)mtu.edu>
> Hey Andrew,
> Would you mind passing the following add along to folks that might be interested? Maybe also some entomology lists that you know off. Many thanks
> Hope all is well.
>> The Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research WSL is part of the ETH Domain. It employs approximately 500 people working on the sustainable use and protection of the landscapes and habitats and a responsible approach to handling natural hazards. The Research Unit Community Ecology studies how ecosystem pattern and processes influence arthropod communities and their dynamics. In a large national science foundation funded project we assess how functionally different groups of herbivores alter above- and belowground arthropod communities and the functioning of grassland ecosystems in the Swiss National Park. Starting March 1, 2013 or by agreement, we are looking for a
>> PostDoc Ecosystem functioning / entomology (100%)
>> You are assessing in both field and laboratory work how herbivores impact the composition of the entire arthropod community as well as the functioning of the ecosystem. You analyze your data with uni- and multivariate statistical methods and publish your results in internationally recognized scientific journals. Help with the supervision of students working within the project is strongly encouraged.
>> You finished your dissertation in Ecology or a related field. You enjoy conducting research in a field setting and have considerable experience in animal, plant or/and soil ecology, entomology as well as statistics. You have a good publication record and speak and write English fluently. Speaking one of the Swiss national languages would be beneficial. You are an independent worker that performs tasks with high accuracy; you are innovative, communicative, flexible and a team player.
>> Please submit your complete application until October 20, 2012 using the link http://internet1.refline.ch/273855/0217/++publications++/1/index.html or send your complete application using reference number 750 to Mrs. Sabine Hirt, Human Resources WSL. Anita C. Risch, phone +41 (044) 739 23 46 and Martin Schütz, phone +41 (044) 739 25 26, will be happy to answer any questions or offer further information.
>> PD Dr. Anita C. Risch
>> Head of Plant-Animal-Interactions
>> Community Ecology
>> Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research
>> Zuercherstrasse 111
>> 8903 Birmensdorf
>> Phone: +41 44 739 2346
>> Fax: +41 44 739 2215
>> Email: anita.risch(a)wsl.ch
> PD Dr. Anita C. Risch
> Head of Plant-Animal-Interactions
> Community Ecology
> Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research
> Zuercherstrasse 111
> 8903 Birmensdorf
> Phone: +41 44 739 2346
> Fax: +41 44 739 2215
> Email: anita.risch(a)wsl.ch
Andrew J. Storer
Professor and Associate Dean
School of Forest Resources and Environmental Science
Director of the Michigan Tech Honors Institute
Michigan Technological University
1400 Townsend Drive
Houghton, MI 49931-1295
Tel: (906) 487 3470
Fax: (906) 487 2915