Design Contest

Want a chance to showcase your creative side AND win a free one-year student membership to ESA?

The Student Section of the Ecological Society of America is seeking design submissions for a limited edition mug.  The winning design will be featured on a mug that will be available to students attending ESA 2018 in New Orleans.  The design must be ecology-related and these mugs will only be available at the annual meeting.

Deadline for entries is now March 1st, 2018

Rules:
We welcome all styles of artwork as long as it is related to ecology and will look great on a mug!
The artist must be eligible for a student membership with ESA. 
More than one entry per artist is allowed.
The design may contain up to two colors.
The design will be placed on a coffee mug either white or black in color.  The winner may pick which color mug to display the design.
The printing space area is 2.5” wide and 2” tall.
The design must be provided via high resolution digital image (preferably a 300dpi vector file) and submitted to students.esa@gmail.com before the deadline.
 
Questions?  Please, email students.esa@gmail.com or send us a message on twitter @ESA_Students.

NIMBioS: Genetics Tutorial

NIMBioS: Genetics Tutorial

February 1 is the deadline for the NIMBioS Tutorial, "The Search for Selection," to be held June 18-22, 2018 at the National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis. The intended audience is advanced graduate students, postdocs, and faculty with an interest in searching for targets of selection, be they particular genomic sequences or particular traits. The workshop is applicable for population geneticists, genome biologists, evolutionary ecologists, paleontologists, functional morphologists, and just about any biologist who ponders on how to formally demonstrate that a feature (or features) of interest might have been shaped by selection.

Multivariate Data Analysis Workshop

Multivariate Data Analysis Workshop

LC comment:  This is a short-coure on analyzing species community data with the PC‑ORD software package, which is proprietary software but the workshop would offer students basic knowledge of the techniques. Fees for students looks to be ~$250, but talk to your advisor and maybe your Department or Research Grant can pay for the course ??

Details below, but more @ http://ecosystems.psu.edu/research/labs/silviculture/pc-ord

Doris Duke Scholars

Doris Duke Scholars

DDCSP@UW is a paid, two-summer experiential learning experience that explores conservation across themes of climate, water, food and ecosystems of the Pacific Northwest. By exploring intersections of biodiversity conservation and environmental justice across both urban and rural contexts, emerging scholars develop skills and perspectives needed to expand and redefine what it means to be a "conservation professional".  

Botany Fellowship

Botany Fellowship

Open to PhD students enrolled at US graduate institutions and conducting plant-based scientific field research, the BIA program provides each Fellow with:
 
1) $5,000 for use towards research-related expenses at sites in the US or abroad; 2) an all-expenses paid trip to Phipps Conservatory to engage in science outreach training and opportunities to translate and communicate his or her research to non-scientific, public audiences through written, visual and/or oral means; and 3) subsequent opportunities to connect his or her research with the public through programs, exhibits, and other outreach venues.