Wednesday, January 19, 2011

485 opportunity for a Coastal Plant student

Have you taken MARB 430? Did you enjoy the plant excursions? If so, I have a 485 position for you to consider. I would like a former MARB 430 student to help me revise and update the plant field guide and start creating an online database of plant pictures. Email Dr. Armitage ( if you are interested in finding out more about this opportunity.

Technician Position available at FIU

Wetland Algal Ecology Field and Laboratory Technician

The Southeast Environmental Research Center ( at Florida International University ( is seeking a full time research technician to aid in collection, processing and identification of algae from the Florida Everglades. The technician will participate in several multidisciplinary studies that investigate effects of long-term natural and anthropogenic environmental change on Everglades communities. Field work includes traveling by helicopter and airboat to collect algae from Everglades wetlands, and entails long days in hot, wet conditions. Laboratory responsibilities include sample processing for biomass and nutrient analyses, microscopic identification of algae and data entry. Enthusiasm for rigorous field work and previous experience with algae are desirable.

FIU has an exceptional interdisciplinary history of research in ecological sciences, particularly in the Everglades and adjacent marine habitats. In particular, FIU is home to the NSF–funded Florida Coastal Everglades Long Term Ecological Research Program (FCE-LTER) which is comprised of >130 scientists from 27 institutions conducting research on ecological processes and coupled human interactions in the South Florida landscape ( The FCE-LTER, together with programs associated with the Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Program, create a stimulating atmosphere for Everglades research.

Qualifications: B.S. with experience or M.S. in biology or related field. Salary commensurate with experience.

To Apply: Applicants should send a letter of interest, curriculum vitae and contact information for three references by e-mail to Dr. Evelyn Gaiser ( Selection process will begin 1 March 2011. For more information see: