Graduate Program: Master of Science Program in Ecology, Western State Colorado University

Western State  Colorado University now has a Master of Science Program in Ecology.  We are recruiting students for our first class which will start this fall.  Please find info at the following site https://www.western.edu/academics/school-graduate-studies/master-science-ecology

Are you interested in earning a master of science in ecology as a residential student in the heart of the Rockies? We are looking for students interested in applying science to real world problems and is eager to conduct applied ecological research.

Our MS provides the rigorous scientific training needed to answer pressing questions in the ecology, conservation, and management of the Earth’s biota, landscapes, and ecosystems. 

We offer two tracks:

  • Fisheries and Wildlife Management
  • Ecology and Conservation.

Requirements:  BA or BS degree in biology or related field with college courses in Statistics and upper-level Ecology with a minimum grade of B completed prior to the student’s first fall in the program.  GRE scores submitted by the application deadline.

Applicants are expected to have been in contact with a faculty advisor prior to submission of application.

For more information contact:

Dr. Matthew Benoit, Program Coordinator
mbenoit@western.edu
970.943.2072

Additionally, Robin Bingham, Ph.D, Professor of Biology at Western  is looking for a student interested in rare plant biology.  She has received a USFWS grant to study the Skiff Milkvetch, a rare Gunnison Basin endemic. She has some funding for a graduate student to work on this project, and would love to have someone start this summer.  The focus of the work is on reproduction, pollination, and seed bank dynamics.

Robin and Bowdoin’s Barry Logan went to graduate school together at CU-Boulder.

 

Graduate Program: Coastal Science and Policy Program at University of California, Santa Cruz (Deadline to apply: 12/15/17)

Coastal Science and Policy Program at the University of California, Santa Cruz,
is a new MS Program looking for the students who will start the next generation of conservation orgs.

This new program will select the best 10 candidates from anywhere in the world with all tuition and living expenses covered. I’d like to see the program filled with the best future conservation leaders from high biodiversity countries who are already working with effective conservation organizations. Please forward this announcement to prospective candidates.

The MS program emphasizes international diversity, entrepreneurship and data-driven action to achieve conservation at scale. The curriculum incorporates experience-based learning, hands-on research, and a deep understanding of the multifaceted problems that face coastal systems. In addition to their rigorous coursework, students will be encouraged to take on an internship during their first summer, as well as conduct their own capstone research projects during their second year of study. Linking academic researchers and graduate students directly with conservation, business, and policy practitioners provides dual immersion in the academic and practitioner cultures and contexts and, ultimately, the ability to work fluidly across the science-practice interface.

Applications for the first cohort open October 1, 2017, and close December 15, 2017.
Please forward this email to promising candidates who you believe will be a good fit for the program. Visit our website or blog post for more information.