“Rapid Genomic Evolution During Habitat Invasions”
Carol Eunmi Lee, Professor – University of Wisconsin
Thursday, May 2 4:20-5:30
Dr. Carol Lee is a Professor at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. She is best known for promoting the study of invasive species from an evolutionary perspective. Her work has focused on evolutionary responses to environmental change, including biological invasions, climate, and pollution. Her current work examines genomic and physiological changes associated with contemporary habitat change in aquatic invasive zooplankton, as well as shifts in microbiomes during host invasions. Her lab is also exploring evolution of genome architecture across the phylum Arthropoda. In her talk, Dr. Lee will focus on genomic signatures of selection and evolution of ion transporter expression and function during rapid invasions into novel habitats.
Dr. Lee earned her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from Stanford University, her Ph.D. from the University of Washington, and performed her postdoctoral research at Scripps Institution of Oceanography (University of California at San Diego).
Please join faculty and staff for the Environmental Studies
End of the Year Dinner Bash
Monday May 6th at 5:30 PM in the Roux Center!
Dinner will be provided by Bowdoin Dining and live music by Finn Woodruff!
Bring an instrument and your enthusiasm for an enviro jam.
Please fill out the form from Eleanor Paasche, or email Rosie (firstname.lastname@example.org) to let us know if you will be able to make it and if you have any food allergies/preferences
that we should be aware of.
.There will be vegetarian/vegan and gluten free options!
Field Trip to Solar Farm, May 3rd.
If you’re curious about what it means on the ground for Bowdoin to be carbon neutral, then hop on the bus and come on a field trip to the site in Farmington where the largest solar array in Maine is under construction! We’ll meet with representatives from the energy company, tour the site, and learn how a local dairy farmer is keeping the fields in operation while helping to grow alternative energy in Maine.
RSVP and more information here. Contact Juliette Min, Maynor Loaisiga, or Bethany Taylor with questions.
Please join the Topsham Conservation Commission as we present Nat Wheelwright and the Naturalist’s Notebook at the Topsham Library
Tuesday, May 7th
6-7:30 pmWhat do you notice throughout the year? Hearing the first peeper in the spring, watching the arrival of monarch butterflies in the summer? Seeing the first snowfall in winter – or noting the last one in the spring? This list, sometimes called phenology or the timing of natural events, is often observed by each of us. Have you ever wondered how to record this information or whether it is useful?
Nat Wheelwright, Emeritus Professor of Natural Sciences at Bowdoin College, wants to encourage more people to notice the world around them. To this end, he devised The Naturalist’s Notebook (Storey Publishing, 2017), which he co-authored with Bernd Heinrich, Emeritus Professor of Biology at the University of Vermont and award-winning nature writer and artist. Gulf of Maine Books will be on hand to sell The Naturalist’s Notebook; all royalties from the sales of this book go to conservation and environmental education activities.
Come celebrate this book at the Topsham Library any time from 6-7:30. Learn tips on how to become a naturalist no matter what your background. Explore tools such as the Naturalist’s Notebook, the creation of your own journal or list of phenology, or the utilization of an online resource such as iNaturalist. Light refreshments will be served.
25 Foreside Rd. Topsham, ME
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Wetland Technician, Stantec
Stantec seeks an entry-level Wetland Technician to join our Environmental Services team within one of our New England offices. Stantec has a small company feel that provides local services yet has offices worldwide and thus provides the opportunity for travel and expanding personal horizons and professional experience. This position provides an opportunity to work with and learn from our network of professional scientists and biologists and will focus on wetland but also support a variety of terrestrial and aquatic natural resource surveys.
Your Key Responsibilities
- Responsible for using a Trimble mapping-grade GPS and other GPS enabled devices to guide and collect field data for field teams on both large and small scale wetland delineations, natural resource mapping, vernal pool assessments, rare threatened and endangered species surveys, and other natural community assessments.
- Candidates should expect to spend the majority of their time at remote locations in the field and be willing to travel 1-2 weeks at a time throughout New England and beyond.
- Working long hours, outside, in variable weather conditions, over rough terrain is typical for this position.
- Technicians will be assigned a GPS enabled device and will be responsible for following the established GPS standard operating procedures.
Your Capabilities and Credentials
- Prior GPS collection or navigation experience and use of map and compass
- A basic knowledge of natural communities, wetlands, plants, and/or soils
- Experience in writing articles or reports that focus on applied field biology
- Experience using mobile technology and troubleshooting electronic devices
- A desire and ability to efficiently and safely work long days in rugged field conditions
- A passion for the outdoors and getting off the beaten path
Education and Experience
Bachelor’s degree in environmental science or related field (or other qualifying experience).
Minimum of 0-3 years of experience required.
This description is not a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that may be required of the employee and other duties, responsibilities and activities may be assigned or may be changed at any time with or without notice.
Stantec is a place where the best and brightest come to build on each other’s talents, do exciting work, and make an impact on the world around us. Join us and redefine your personal best.
Job: Environmental Technician/Technologist
Primary Location: United States-Maine-Topsham
Other Locations: United States-New Hampshire-Auburn, United States-Massachusetts-Quincy, United States-Massachusetts-Northampton, United States-Maine-Scarborough, United States-Massachusetts-Burlington, United States-Massachusetts-Boston, United States-Rhode Island-Providence, United States-Connecticut-Hartford
Organization: BC-1956 Environmental Services-US New England
Employee Status: Temporary
Job Level: Entry Level
Travel: Yes, 50 % of the Time
Job Posting: Mar 1, 2019, 7:12:36 AM
Req ID: 190000I4