Monday, June 8, 2015

2015 TAMUG Postdoctoral Fellowship Program

Texas A&M University at Galveston (TAMUG) will seek applications for a competitively awarded 2 year postdoctoral fellowship from highly qualified candidates interested in any aspect of marine sciences, oceanography, coastal/ocean engineering, marine policy and management, or maritime affairs. Research focusing on Texas and the Gulf of Mexico will take priority, in particular research that focuses on coastal resiliency and sustainability.   Fellowships will provide 100% salary support for 1 year, with potential for a one-time 1 year renewal upon performance and successful recommendation of the advisor. A small stipend for computer, travel and miscellaneous expenses will also be added to the Fellowship. Each fellowship must be sponsored by a TAMUG faculty member who may only support one research proposal per year.   Each fellow will receive a competitive compensation package. Fellows are expected to elevate the research effort at TAMUG and as such will be expected to publish in top tier journals. Publications in open access journals only (e.g., PLOS One) will receive funds to defer publication costs. Post-doctoral Fellows will be selected by a multi-disciplinary university faculty committee from an applicant pool based on their application materials. Starting salary for the post-docs will be $50,000 per year with applicable university benefits.  All application materials will be due by July 15, 2015.  Expected start date will be around September 1, 2015.
Contact Dr. Armitage if you are interested in submitting an application to this program.

Monday, May 18, 2015

Latest publication from the Coastal Wetlands lab

Mangroves in Texas are expanding, and salt marshes are shrinking...but are they related?

The bottom line: Our research confirmed that mangroves are expanding and, in some instances, displacing salt marshes at certain locations. However, this shift is not widespread when analyzed at a larger, regional level. Rather, local, relative sea level rise was indirectly implicated as another important driver causing regional-level salt marsh loss. 

Download the full text here.

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Bird use of mangroves and marshes

Check out Ashley's award winning poster on bird use of mangrove and marsh habitats in Texas. This poster won recognition at the 2015 Texas Bays and Estuaries Meeting and at the 2015 University of Houston Ecology and Evolution Student Symposium.

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Environmental Resources Management is hiring in Houston

Several Impact Assessment and Planning (IAP) positions are open in the Houston office as well as others offices around the U.S. The positions are Consultant Level 1. Anyone who might be interested should contact Michael Bell at or go to the website for more details and information about who ERM is and what they do.