“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).
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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.
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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
Maine TREE Foundation Position Announcement
Maine Project Learning Tree (PLT) Coordinator
The Maine TREE Foundation is hiring a Coordinator for Project Learning Tree, a nationwide environmental education curriculum for youth in grades K-12. The Maine TREE Foundation is an independent, private, non- profit organization with a focus on Maine’s forests. The mission of the Maine TREE Foundation is to educate and advocate for the sustainable use of the forest and the ecological, economic, and social health of Maine’s forest community.
Project Learning Tree is a nationwide program whose mission advances environmental literacy and promotes stewardship through excellence in environmental education, professional development, and curriculum resources that use trees and forests as windows on the world.
The Foundation is seeking a Project Learning Tree Coordinator to support this mission and effectively work with other Maine TREE staff and a broad range of outside constituencies.
The PLT Coordinator works to expand the Maine TREE Foundation’s capacity in meeting the growing demand in Maine from schools, teachers, parents, students and other non-profit organizations for outdoor environmental education programs. The Coordinator develops and supports a network of qualified PLT facilitators, and designs, delivers and evaluates professional development opportunities for educators. The Coordinator works closely with the lead scientist of the Holt Research Forest, a 300 acre oak-pine forest in Arrowsic, which is owned by the Maine TREE Foundation
Key constituents of the PLT Coordinator include:
- Pre-K-12 Teachers throughout the State of Maine;
- College & university education and forestry professors;
- Community leaders;
- Holt Research Forest Lead Scientist;
- Forest landowners, both corporate and private;
- Land Trusts, science centers, summer camps and others offering education programs and outdoor classroom opportunities;
The Project Learning Tree Coordinator initiates, supervises and promotes PLT activities in Maine, and helps to guide and support the development and implementation of new research and outdoor education programs at the Maine TREE Foundation. The Coordinator:
- Maintains a working relationship with national PLT staff in Washington
- Serves as liaison to the national office and works cooperatively on joint
- Collects, promotes, and shares success stories in support of
- Recruits, trains, and manages a network of qualified PLT workshop
- Designs, delivers, and evaluates professional development for PLT
- Reviews and approves PLT workshop
- Manages workshop materials; markets and promotes workshops through press releases, mailings, flyers and social
- Works with the Maine PLT Steering Committee to provide strategic vision and leadership to meet the needs of the
- Prepares and implements long range strategic plans and associated annual work plans and annual operating
- Raises a portion of funds to support specific needs of the program
- Assists in organizing two summer Forests of Maine Teachers’ Tours
- Coordinates, designs and delivers scientific inquiry and standards-based Forest Inventory Growth (FIG) activities for middle/ high school teachers and students, outdoor classrooms and land trusts.
The Coordinator accomplishes these goals through:
- Close collaboration with the Executive Director of the Maine TREE Foundation;
- Close collaboration with the Holt Research Forest lead scientist;
- Close collaboration with the PLT Steering Committee and National PLT staff;
- Fostering collaboration among key stakeholder groups and
The successful Project Learning Tree Coordinator candidate will possess the following qualifications:
- Education: BA or BS in related field (e.g. education, environmental education, natural resource management, )
- Minimum 5 years’ experience in a related
- Minimum 5 years’ classroom teaching experience, especially in a science or STEM field, is highly preferred.
- Broad understanding of the connections among Maine’s forest ecology, economy and forest-based communities;
- Ability to work outdoors in a variety of conditions;
- Possession of a valid driver’s license, and ability to travel, primarily in
- Strategic leadership skills; ability to lead toward a shared vision; flexibility;
- Communication skills with proficiency in writing, speaking, and listening to diverse
- Project management skills with proficiency in developing, designing, managing, and evaluating programs.
- Strong computer skills, including MS Word, PowerPoint, Excel and various social
- Fundraising, grant writing and grant
- Ability to manage a network of volunteers and
- Ability to design, deliver, and evaluate effective facilitation skills and to model best practices in education.
Compensation will be commensurate with experience. The position will be located at the Maine TREE Foundation’s offices at 535 Civic Center Drive in Augusta, Maine.
To apply, please send a cover letter, resume, a brief writing sample, and three references (to be contacted for finalists only) to: email@example.com by April 30, 2019.
Applications will be accepted until the position has been filled.
Artists’ Gallery Talk in “Material Resources” Exhibition
Roux Center for Environmental Studies Scholar Stephanie Rothenberg and Visiting Assistant Professor of Art and Digital and Computational Studies Erin Johnson will discuss their engagement with the environment as practicing artists.
Presented in conjunction with the exhibition Material Resources: Intersections of Art and the Environment.
Illustration: installation view of Material Resources, including Trading Systems: Bio-Economic Fairy Tales, 2018, by Stephanie Rothenberg.