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Jobs: SUNY Oneonta Needs an Assistant Professor of Aquatic Ecology

December 10, 2012

Assistant Professor in Aquatic Ecology to Support Master of Science in Lake Management Program

The Department of Biology at SUNY Oneonta invites applications for a tenure track position as an Assistant Professor of Aquatic Ecology beginning August 2013. The Biology Department offers five majors tracks, two graduate programs and excellent facilities including the College’s Biological Field Station (BFS) on Lake Otsego in nearby Cooperstown, NY. This position is three quarters time teaching with the remaining time devoted to furthering the research mission of the Biological Field Station.  An internship program and a new Master of Science program in Lake Management utilize BFS resources including permanent and temporary wetlands, uplands, forests, and streams on 2600 acres, and access to Lake Otsego.

 The full announcement and application information can be found at:


Assistant Needed for Giant Hogweed New York Hotline

April 5, 2012

DEC Forest Health and Protection is hiring a giant hogweed hotline assistant to work from May 14 to August 31 out of the New Paltz DEC office. Giant hogweed is a non-native invasive plant with sap capable of causing injury to humans. The hotline assistant will provide information to the public about giant hogweed identification and control methods, view plant photos to verify new giant hogweed sites, and control 24 southeastern NY sites using a root-cutting control method. Last year our hotline received 1,976 calls and 861 emails. More information about giant hogweed can be found HERE.

See attached file for complete job description. Applicants should supply a letter of intent, resume, and contact information for three professional references. First review of applications to begin April 24th.

The contact person for further information is Naja Kraus:

Funds Avialable for Student Research on Aquatic Plants

February 18, 2012

A graduate student research grant in the area of aquatic plant management and ecology is being offered by the Aquatic Plant Management Society’s research and education organization. For more information CLICK HERE.

Help this duck enjoy aquatic plants.

2012 New York Flora Association Research Awards Available

January 28, 2012

Hey students and NYFA members: NYFA has money available to help you with your botanical research in New York. Applications due March 2, 2012.
For more information see: NYFA Research Awards.

Maybe you need funds to travel to the field. Photo: Steve Young

Money Avaliable for College Students Studying Aquatic Plant Management

November 28, 2011

The Northeast Aquatic Plant Management Society (NEAPMS) has graduate scholarships and undergraduate stipends available for students working on projects in the field of aquatic plant management.  Projects from students working within the Northeastern area of the United States are welcome, though projects from students outside of the region may be eligible if the project they are working on relates to an aquatic plant issue within this region.

More information on eligibility requirements, how to apply, and rating criteria can be found on the NEAPMS website at  Summaries of past projects are also highlighted on the site as well.

Rochester Fundraiser for the Christine Sevilla Wetland Preserve

March 5, 2011

Christine was a noted photographer and nature enthusiast of the Rochester area. Christine’s family and friends envision a natural area, including wetlands, preserved in her memory.  This vision includes an educational component, like an interpretive trail to help others recognize what Christine saw – an interconnected natural community of flora and fauna, soil and water. Perhaps even an  Arts and Music Festival to celebrate what Christine so treasured. Below is information about a fund-raising auction of her artwork on April 5 to raise money for the preserve. Click on it for a larger version or CLICK HERE for a link to the website where you can see samples of her beautiful work.


NYS DEC Lands and Forests Job Openings for Giant Hogweed Control

February 15, 2011

There are 8 positions open this summer for controlling giant hogweed.  Five positions for manual control and three for herbicide control.

The beginning compensation rate as of April 1, 2010 is $13.27.

To Apply
For more information on how to apply contact Naja Kraus at or 845-255-1701 (Fax). First review of applications to begin March 1st.

DEC’s giant hogweed page

This is why it is called giant.

Job Opening for Assistant Plant Inspector for Emerald Ash Borer in Otsego County

February 3, 2011

POSITION: Assistant Plant Inspector
SALARY: $15.93/hour
APPOINTMENT: Temporary, Non-Competitive
LOCATION: Otsego County

POSITION DESCRIPTION: As an Assistant Plant Inspector, you will be assigned to the Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) Control Program.  The objective of the EAB Control Program is to minimize human assisted spread of this insect within New York and to adjacent states.  This position will ensure regulated material is properly transported, the appropriate documents are used, and that regulated establishments are in compliance.  Some duties will include, but not limited to:  participate in tradeshows, fairs, present at industry meetings to gain compliance of regulated parties, schedule quarterly mulch inspections for establishments holding a mulch agreement, conduct regulatory enforcement checkpoints along key routes out of the regulated area and major transportation routes within the State, and also follow up on any suspect emerald ash borer reports by the public or industry.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: 30 College Credits – preferably in horticulture, forestry, plant pathology, botany, entomology, environmental studies/plant science, or a biological science primarily related to the scientific study of plants or animals.

TO APPLY: Forward resume by February 25, 2011 to:

Ms. Christine A. Pettograsso
NYS Dept of Agriculture and Markets
Human Resources Management
10B Airline Drive
Albany, NY 12235
Telephone:  (518) 457-3216
Fax:  (518) 457-8852

Support the Long Island Plant Atlas!

December 17, 2010

The Long Island Botanical Society is raising funds to publish their Atlas of Vascular Plants of Long Island. If you would like to help, the contribution form is below.  Click on it for a larger image.

Fellowship Available at Mohonk Preserve, Ulster County

October 22, 2010

Mohonk Preserve is once again pleased to announce our 2010-2011 fellowship opportunities under the Loewy-Mohonk Preserve Liaison Fellowship program.   Located in the northern Shawangunk Mountains of eastern New York State, the Mohonk Preserve protects nearly 7,000 acres of land. The condition of the Preserve’s forest have degraded due to more than 50 years of fire suppression,  white-tailed deer browsing impacts, and the increasing presence of invasive species.  The Mohonk Preserve is seeking to restore the viability of natural communities, native species and the ecological processes they depend on. Forest restoration at a landscape scale will require an integrated management approach to abate the multiple threats that have been identified. It will also depend on a shared vision of desired future conditions and commitment to implementation, monitoring and adaptive management.  Through the 2010-11 Loewy-Mohonk Preserve Liaison Fellowship, up to $10,000 will be awarded to a project (or projects) that will contribute to the understanding and conservation of this ecologically significant landscape.

The program guidelines and announcement flyer listing some of our highest priority subjects and information about the Daniel Smiley Research Center can be found on our website at

Should you be interested in applying for a fellowship, please take a look at the guidelines at the link above or feel free to forward this information to others who may be interested.

Deadline for applications is November 30th 2010.

Our fellowship opportunities are made possible through funding from The Loewy Family Foundation, Inc.

Please contact Paul Huth, Director of Research, or John Thompson, Natural Resources Specialist at the Mohonk Preserve if you have questions or need further information.

Paul Huth – 845-255-5969, fax: 845-255-1018


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