Please spread to those that might be interested!
Olle Anderbrant, Prof. telephone +46 (0)46 2224997
Department of Biology mobile +46 (0)70 3724997
Sölvegatan 37 telefax +46 (0)46 2224716
SE-223 62 Lund e-mail Olle.Anderbrant(a)biol.lu.se
Please see the position announcement below for a Forest Health Outreach Specialist at the Warnell School of Forestry, University of Georgia. My apologies for cross-posting.
FACULTY POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT: FOREST HEALTH OUTREACH SPECIALIST
POSITION AND RESPONSIBILITIES: This is a 12-month, 75% outreach and 25% research, appointment offered at the rank of Public Service Assistant. This position reports directly to the Dean of the Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources (Warnell School). This position is located in the Warnell School but stationed at the University of Georgia Tifton Campus in Tifton, GA working from the Center for Invasive Species and Ecosystem Health (www.bugwood.org). The successful candidate will be expected to develop an active outreach program to deliver relevant, current, refereed literature and science-based forest health information and policy to the state and region. The successful candidate will be expected to develop an active program based on extramural funding to support the outreach and research program. The successful candidate shall establish a regionally / nationally recognized program in forest health. Individuals with experience in field diagnosis and management of forest insects and pathogens (native and introduced) are especially encouraged to apply. Applications from individuals with experience in applied forest health issues relevant to southern ecosystems and experience in developing and implementing education and outreach programming are encouraged. The successful candidate will be expected to help further develop the Warnell School’s academic program, serve on Senior Project/Thesis advisory committees, direct/mentor graduate students, serve on School/University committees, and actively participate in professional /scientific societies.
QUALIFICATIONS: Applicants must have a Ph.D. degree, with at least one degree in forestry, natural resources, or a related field. Evidence of successful outreach program and research productivity, and the potential to attract external funding, is required. The successful candidate will provide compelling evidence for, or potential of, outreach productivity and should have experience in: outreach or extension education; conducting and reporting applied research; successfully mentor students; and non-traditional or on-line instruction. The successful candidate will collaborate with other outreach and research faculty and must also demonstrate an ability and willingness to work closely with State and Federal public land management partners, Cooperative Extension Agents, private forest landowners, natural resource managers and other constituent groups.
THE STATE & UNIVERSITY: Georgia is well-known for its quality of life, both in terms of outdoor and urban activities (www.georgia.gov<http://www.georgia.gov>). The University of Georgia (www.uga.edu<http://www.uga.edu>) is a land/sea/space grant institution comprised of 17 schools and colleges. Enrollment is about 35,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students. The Warnell School is a professional school with 57 faculty, 350 undergraduates, and 190 graduate students (www.warnell.uga.edu<http://www.warnell.uga.edu>). The School offers Bachelor of Science, Master of Forest Resources, Master of Natural Resources, Master of Science, and Doctor of Philosophy degrees in the areas of Forestry, Fisheries and Wildlife, Natural Resource Recreation and Tourism, and Water and Soil Resources. The School has 23,000 acres (9,200 hectares) of forestland across the state for teaching, outreach and research. The Tifton Campus (www.tifton.uga.edu) is a large and dynamic multidisciplinary, multi-agency facility in South Georgia, with strong research, extension, and teaching activities. The campus is home to nearly 100 scientists representing seven UGA departments and several USDA-ARS units. Tifton and Tift County has a population of over 40,000 and is an area leader in education, health care, business and industry, athletics and recreation, and the arts; and it is a center for the distribution of goods and agricultural products (www.tiftonchamber.org).
APPLICATION: To ensure full consideration, candidates must submit a single PDF file including a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of outreach and research interests, unofficial transcripts of all college-level work, copies of up to three recent publications, and contact information for three references by August 1, 2015. University policy requires all candidates to consent to a background investigation (www.hr.uga.edu<http://www.hr.uga.edu>). Finalists will be required to provide a signed consent form authorizing the University to conduct a background check. The background investigation will be conducted on a post offer/pre-employment basis. The starting date is negotiable, but January 1, 2016 is preferred. Send applications electronically as a single PDF file to: Dr. Dave Moorhead (moorhead(a)uga.edu), Co-Chair, Forest Health Outreach Faculty Search Committee, Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources, University of Georgia, 2360 Rainwater Road, Tifton, GA 31793. For questions regarding the position contact: Dr. Kamal Gandhi (kjgandhi(a)uga.edu<mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org>) or Dr. Dave Moorhead, Co-Chairs, Forest Health Outreach Faculty Search Committee.
The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.
Dr. Kamal J.K. Gandhi, Associate Professor
D.B. Warnell School of Forestry & Natural Resources
University of Georgia, 180 E Green Street
Athens, GA 30602
Phone: 706-542-4614; Cell: 706-247-4025
Lab Website: www.kamal.gandhi.uga.edu
Well, we're about one year away from the next North American Forest Insect Work Conference.
I am the Program Chair for our next meeting, May 31 - June 3 in Washington, DC.
Now is when we need your ideas, proposals and suggestions for the many concurrent sessions we have slots for (see attached program outline).
We have need for moderators, topics and speakers.
Please, no later than August 3, 2015, send me your proposals for sessions.
For each session you propose, include the following:
- Title of session
- A brief descriptive abstract
- Proposed speakers
That's it for now.
We need your ideas, energy and help!
Let's hear from you soon, and please contact me with any questions.
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Bariloche, 1 May 2015
Dear friends and colleagues,
Here is an update on *IUFRO 07.03.05 - 07.03.12 Joint Meeting "A global
perspective on the ecology and management of bark and wood boring insects"*,
*Registration and Abstract Submission*
Registration and Abstract Submission are now open, and will close on July
In order to attend to this event and/or submit an abstract you will need to
be registered. Please note that for organizational reasons, you must
register within the specified dates. It will not be possible to register on
To register please fill in the form
our web page.
To submit an abstract, you must also use the registration form (the option
for abstract submission will be automatically generated after clicking
"yes" to the "will you submit and abstract" question).
We are arranging a day-long field excursion. We will visit Cerro Otto
Mountain to observe the forest-steppe gradient. Then we will go to a
typical steppe "estancia" where we will visit pine plantations with
different degrees of attacks by wood boaring insects, and there, we will
have a traditional Patagonic lamb and empanadas. Finally, we will go to
Nahuel Huapi Lake towards Circuito Chico and the Llao-Llao Nothofagus
We charge no registration fees for the meeting. However, additional
activities including the field trip will have a cost of US$400 that will be
charged exclusively on-site. For those interested in these activities
please enlist upon registration, as there is a limited number of available
Please note that by attending to the field trip you are also contributing
to a better meeting!
Please let us know if you have any questions. We look forward to your
participation in Bariloche!
*The organizing committee.*
Please visit our website
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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