February 1, 2013
2013 Maritime Archaeology Field School In Bermuda
Saint Mary’s College of California (SMC) and the University of Rhode Island (URI) will be offering a joint Field School in Maritime Archaeology in Bermuda during July 2013. This annual field school has been conducted in cooperation with the Bermuda Maritime Museum since 1999. The field school is a research-based learning experience that exposes students to a variety of activities.
Saint Mary’s College of California (SMC) and the University of Rhode Island (URI) will be offering a joint Field School in Maritime Archaeology in Bermuda during July 2013. This annual field school has been conducted in cooperation with the Bermuda Maritime Museum since 1999. The field school is a research-based learning experience that exposes students to a variety of activities including archival research, artifact conservation, archaeological survey, and underwater excavation and documentation of historic shipwrecks.
The field school will be conducted from July 15 to August 8, 2013. Training leading to AAUS qualification as a Scientific Diver-in-Training will be provided at Saint Mary’s College in advance of departure for Bermuda. Classroom work focused on maritime history and maritime archaeological field methods will comprise week one of the field school. Underwater research and documentation of 16th and 17th century shipwrecks will be conducted in Bermuda during the remaining weeks.
For additional information and requirements, please contact jallan at stmarys-ca.edu or rodmather at mail.uri.edu. For information on the scientific diving portion of the course please email the SMC Dive Safety Officer.
Posted by Dida at 9:33 PM
June 14, 2012
Two Faculty Positions in Marine Ecology and Conservation, Bonaire
Posted as a courtesy only. Please do not contact me about these positions—Dida
CIEE Research Station Bonaire, Dutch Caribbean
Application deadline: 25 June 2012
Start date: 11 August 2012 through 13 July 2013
The CIEE Tropical Marine Ecology and Conservation program in Bonaire is a study abroad program for upper level, undergraduate students and is an intensive program with a focus on field ecology. CIEE Research Station Bonaire is currently recruiting two new faculty for 10-month positions. During the fall 2012 and spring 2013 semesters, the faculty will teach either Tropical Marine Conservation Biology or Coral Reef Ecology and co-teach Independent Research and Marine Ecology Field Research Methods. During the summer 2013 program, the faculty will co-teach Marine Ecology Field Research Methods and Tropical Ecology of the Southern Caribbean.
The positions require 40+ hours each week to support the program, which includes a substantial time commitment for student independent research projects. One should expect an intensive and highly rewarding academic experience. As part of the CIEE faculty there are program activities that you will be expected to attend, including public service events and group
recreational activities. In addition to teaching, faculty will contribute expertise to CIEE's long-term research projects including field research, analyzing data, report writing and proposal writing. The faculty will also support the program by assisting with day to day operations of the field station and laboratory.
These are physically demanding positions as faculty will be part of a field science program that employs shore diving to demonstrate theoretical principles in the field. The position is time intensive during the semester program: in addition to teaching you will be responsible for up to 8 independent research projects. The summer sessions are also time intensive as they are 3 to 4 semester credits and are taught in 2 to 3 weeks.
The minimum qualifications for the faculty positions are: a PhD in Biology (or related field) with an emphasis in marine ecology or biology; scientific diving experience and a comprehensive dive physical (AAUS); broad field experience in marine ecology and excellent analytical skills; demonstrated ability to work as a team member; a commitment to education and research in marine ecology and conservation; an eagerness to work closely with students; an appreciation for field-based education; current certifications in First Aid, CPR, DAN Oxygen Rescue; DAN dive insurance; a driver's license and the ability to drive a standard.
Compensation: Salary will be based on experience.
To apply: Email a cover letter detailing your experience with undergraduate teaching, scientific diving and research and a CV with contact information for 3 references here and type the name of the position that you are applying for in the subject line (Coral Reef Ecology faculty or Conservation Biology faculty). For more information about the semester program in Bonaire, click here.
Posted by Dida at 3:58 PM
May 30, 2012
Maritime Archaeology Field School in Bermuda
Posted as a courtesy only. Please do not contact me about this class.-Dida
Saint Mary's College of California and the University of Rhode Island will be offering a joint Field School in Maritime Archaeology in Bermuda July 16 to August 08, 2012. Training leading to AAUS qualification as a Scientific Diver-in-Training will be provided in advance of departure for Bermuda. Direct questions here or here.
Posted by Dida at 6:42 PM
March 9, 2012
Texas A&M Diving Safety Officer
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The Diving Safety Officer at Texas A&M University at Galveston will provide general oversight of the health and safety aspects of all diving programs (scientific, instructional, recreational, etc.) in accordance with University and training agency policies and accepted safe diving practices. Review and approve all diving and emergency plans associated with TAMUG diving activities. Liaison with the TAMUG Dive Control Board on all aspects of dive planning and safety. Supervise diving instruction and evaluate all training programs, including all classes that may incorporate diving as a component. Oversee TAMUG staff involved in diving instruction, ensuring training agency and TAMUG diving policy compliance; oversee and supervise student workers and temporary employees of the TAMUG dive program as needed; maintain staffing levels necessary for the achievement of appropriate student-to-staff ratios. Instruct and/or staff diving courses as needed; maintain programs and classes for the development and certification of diving leadership positions. Other duties as required.
For more information contact Captain Allan Post.
Posted by Dida at 9:18 AM
March 3, 2012
Divers Needed for Elkhorn Slough California Project
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I am looking for 2-3 dedicated and able bodied SCUBA divers to assist in implementing an experiment investigating the important physical factors and species interactions affecting seagrass beds in Elkhorn Slough. This is a two year project, however, assistants do not need to be available for both years. The first year (2012) will require about 10-15 field days to test the effectiveness of cage designs and collect observational data. The third year (2013) will involve implementation and maintenance of a large field experiment including data collection, and will require 20-25 field days. The diving is highly technical, and you must be comfortable diving in low visibility conditions, high current velocities, and with heavy gear. Most of the diving will occur in the summer months, however, there are some planned dives for the spring of 2012. For now this is a volunteer opportunity. Students will have the opportunity to develop a senior thesis or undergraduate research project under the framework of this project.
If interested contact Brent Hughes
Posted by Dida at 7:13 PM
January 31, 2012
Channel Islands National Park: Two Student Internships
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Channel Islands National Park's (CINP) Kelp Forest Monitoring Program has two Student Conservation Association (SCA) internships available from May-November, 2012. The intern will assist with all aspects of CINP long-term kelp forest monitoring program (KFMP).
The KFMP has conducted annual monitoring around the five Park Islands since 1982 and has recently added sites to evaluate new marine reserves. The intern will collect data on population dynamics of 70 species of fish, invertebrates and algae. Most data are collected underwater using scuba and surface-supplied air. Desirable candidates would have a minimum of 50 logged cold water dives, an AAUS-recognized scientific diving certification, some vessel experience, excellent references, and the ability and willingness to make up to five dives per day in water temperatures ranging from 50-73°F. Applicants should be willing and able to hike 10 miles in remote, rugged off-trail terrain.
To apply, send a resume with cover letter that explains your interest in this internship, summarizes your dive history, and includes at least three references to David Kushner (805-658-5773).
Application packages should be submitted immediately.
Candidate selection will be mid-March.
Posted by Dida at 11:22 AM
August 21, 2011
Third in a Series: Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary
by Phil Hartmeyer
Maritime Fest '11 was a huge success: thousands of people joined us to celebrate our country's birthday and Lake Huron's maritime heritage. I ended up helping in the dive tank, where three spectacles were occurring simultaneously. The 13-foot deep pool became the temporary home for three activities: a kayak demo from Green Planet Extreme, an ROV demo hosted by NOAA, and a chance to observe a scuba open-water certification class in action, executed by Captain Luke Clyburn, Lieutenant Kathy Trax and the US Naval Sea Cadets. Guests could paddle around in the clear-bottom tandem canoes, while watching an ROV operate below and the scuba students run through drills. The ROV attraction was open to everyone, and guests could maneuver the ROV around the pool. The ROV was one of the two built by Bob Thomson and his Sanborn Elementary School students. The students engineered the ROV to move in four directions, with a camera mounted on the front that relays the picture onto a small screen by the controls. Having never operated any such vehicle, of any size, it was fun to get behind the controls and sneak around the pool.
The Cardboat Boat Regatta was an absolute hit, with two high school students hoisting the Thunder Bay Cup after battling down the Thunder Bay River. The Thunder Bay Cup is the most prestigious award of the Regatta. This trophy draws from teams of all four classes. Observers lined the foot bridge next to the course, and filled out on the hillsides.
Most importantly, the event brought thousands of people into the sanctuary, many of whom had never been through our exhibits.
In more personal news, I celebrated my birthday over five dives aboard the Pride of Michigan. Captain Luke Clyburn of the Pride of Michigan, president of the Noble Odyssey Foundation and acclaimed underwater researcher, invited me aboard the Pride for a day of wreck diving in Thunder Bay. It has been a long wait to get under the surface in Lake Huron, but it was incredible. We took two dives on the Grecian, a 296-foot bulk freighter that sunk in 100 feet of water in Thunder Bay. It struck a reef north of Thunder Bay, and while in tow to Detroit for repairs, flooded and sunk in Thunder Bay. All divers can relate to the excitement getting geared up before a big dive. The time had finally come for me to get on these wrecks that I've been salivating over the past four months since I received my AmeriCorps acceptance phone call.
As I wrote in my wet-notes, "ABSOLUTELY NUTS!!!" describes my first experience on the Grecian and on a Great Lakes wreck. Timbers, planking, the triple-expansion engine and windlass were the highlights. Having never dove in fresh water before, the preservation and abundance of wooden features was the most notable theme as I explored the different levels of the ship.
We took two on the Grecian, and headed out to Scanlon's Barge, of main shipwrecks we visit on the glass bottom boat. Having talked about this wreck many times aboard the Lady Michigan on shipwreck tours, it was a cool opportunity to dive on it. A little hand-fanning exposed perfectly-preserved 2x12 wood deck planking. I used this tidbit on a tour I gave the following day, and passengers reacted positively. I find it helpful to the passengers to supplement the script and "hard-facts" about Scanlon's Barge with my personal accounts underwater.
Scanlon's Barge is also within swimming distance to a natural feature that Captain Luke has studied immensely: tree stumps. Clyburn and his Sea Cadets have identified nineteen tree stumps, with an average radio carbon date of 7,500 BP. The particular grouping of the tree stumps yield valuable information as to the progression of the Lake Huron water line. Cool stuff.
We then took the Pride of Michigan over to the Montana: a 236-foot package freighter sunk in 60 feet of water. The freighter has an interesting history: the ship carried just about every cargo imaginable on the Great Lakes. In the last part of it's career, the Montana was converted into a lumber-hooker, until it caught fire in 1914. The Montana sports a three-story steam engine with a mammoth boiler close by. The doors to the boiler are open, and coal remains in the fuel pit. The propeller is 12' in diameter, and is a great photo spot; too bad my Nikon died 25 kicks before we rounded the stern! We took two dives on the Montana, and then headed back into port. I had an awesome day on these wrecks; they turned out to be far more intricate and preserved than I have seen in pictures. Dry suit repair is keeping me topside for a couple weeks, a cruel punishment after my first day on the wrecks. Can't wait to have it back, and get back under the surface.
Up and coming this week is another installment of Friday Night Downtown and the Roscommon River Festival, both are high-traffic outreach events! More on this later.
Posted by Dida at 5:02 PM
May 9, 2011
FREE California Fish ID Webinars
Courtesy of our buddies at REEF and beginning Wed, May 11, anyone can tune-up their fish ID skills for free online. Registration is required. Go http://www.pnwscuba.com/critterwatchers/classes.htm for more information.
Pacific NW invertebrate webinars will begin tomorrow, May 10
Posted by Dida at 2:56 PM
April 6, 2011
Free Pacific NW Marine Life ID Classes Offered by REEF
For all you sci-divers needing a refresher course, enthusiastic naturalist divers, and life-long learners, here's you chance to learn about Pacific NW marine fish and invertebrates in the comfort of your home. Course are free, but you must register in advance.
Click here for more info.
Posted by Dida at 12:01 PM
Insructors Needed in British Virgin Islands, Strong Nautical Background Preferred
Please do not contact me about this opportunity-Dida
MANTA is hiring instructors for our summer 2011 cruise in the British Virgin Islands. Our program consists of two-week cruises where instructors and students live aboard a 50 ft catamaran sailboat and explore the natural environment of the British Virgin Islands. Students are immersed in a field studies course in marine science focusing on coral reefs which involves daily scuba diving, snorkeling, and research. Students are also taught the skills necessary to become a proficient member of the crew on a research vessel, including sailing, seamanship, navigation, leadership and teamwork.
For more information about MANTA please visit www.manta-online.org or contact Rusty Day. This is a very physically and psychologically demanding job, and is also extremely rewarding and fun.
Instructor responsibilities include:
1) Teaching marine science through lectures, labs, and hands-on research and discovery
2) Certification and supervision of students in scuba diving
3) Training of students in the nautical sciences including sailing, seamanship, and navigation
4) Ensuring the safety and appropriate conduct of students at all times
5) Creating a positive, encouraging, and inspirational environment in which to learn and live
6) Assisting with all aspect of program logistics, including operation and maintenance of the vessel, and program setup and break-down.
The most highly qualified applicants will have a strong background in all three of the core components of our program: marine science, scuba diving, and sailing.
.. Bachelor degree or higher in marine science or related field
(graduate degree preferred)
.. Certified PADI SCUBA Instructor (required)
.. Experience with coral reef biology, taxonomy, and field research methods
.. Prior experience teaching and working with high school and/or college students
.. Certified and experienced SCUBA diver with underwater research experience
.. Strong nautical background including sailing and piloting yachts and small boats
.. Exceptional organization and interpersonal skills
.. Positive attitude, commitment to education and research, and good physical stamina and strength
.. First Aid and CPR or Wilderness First Responder Certification
Duration: This is a part-time position for summer 2011 from July 26 to August 14 for our college course accredited through the College of Charleston.
Compensation: Instructors will be paid $1500 and a $500 stipend to reimburse airfare. All room and board, and scuba equipment will be provided.
Closing date: April 30
Application: Please send your resume and cover letter here.
Posted by Dida at 9:29 AM
February 21, 2011
Summer Marine Ecology Classes in Puerto Rico
This is a great opportunity for all you citizen scientists out there who'd like to learn more marine biology. The short programs, beginning in May 2011 and running through August 2011, are open to not only undergraduate and graduate students, but also to those with a high school diploma (some knowledge of marine biology is preferred). People with similar academic backgrounds are placed in the same program. Diver certification is also an option, with the curriculum adjusted to include that portion (additional fees required). The class fees fund humpback whale research.
Please do not contact me about these courses; contact the person listed below.
From the original announcement:
Courses include Tidal Pool Ecology and Management, Coral Reef Ecology and Conservation, and Marine and Coastal Ecology of Puerto Rico. Details and application forms for each program can be found on the website by clicking here, along with information about the research center and staff.
Questions may be directed to this e-mail address (also listed on the website) All proceeds from these courses are used to support the humpback whale research project being conducted from Puerto Rico. We hope to fill classes quickly and only 8 students will be accepted for each session.
Posted by Dida at 11:36 AM
February 16, 2011
University of Alaska Dive Tech Job
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Researchers at the University of Alaska Fairbanks are seeking an AAUS certified diver to assist with a field experiment in Juneau, AK. The job will involve assisting a PhD student in Dr. Ginny Eckert's lab who is conducting predation experiments using juvenile red king crabs. The field experiment is part of a king crab stock enhancement feasibility study.
Click here to see job description.
Posted by Dida at 12:02 PM
December 13, 2010
HIMB Unit Diving Coordinator/Boating Officer position open
Usual disclaimer applies. I am posting this as a courtesy. Please do not contact me about this position-Dida
The Hawaii Institute of Marine Biology is hiring a FT perm. diving coordinator/boating officer. A full job description can be found here. Partial job descrption follows.
Duties and Responsibilities:
- To manage HIMB’s boating and scientific diving programs.
- Train and/or evaluate boat drivers, design a maintenance protocol for the research boat fleet and interface with the maintenance staff in implementing a maintenance schedule.
- Schedule and manage boat use. Ensure that all safety equipment is serviceable and meets U.S. Coast Guard requirements.
- Provide boat-driving support as necessary.
- Interface with the Dive Safety Program at UH to ensure compliance with UH Dive Safety policies.
- Perform dive checkouts and swim tests.
- Maintain the compressor and tanks and assure that all dive equipment is in good repair and up to date with safety certifications.
- Coordinate with UH Dive Safety Program to promote the training of scientific personnel and effective use of compressed air diving at HIMB.
- Facilitate continued training and timely submission of dive logs to UH Dive Safety Program.
- Support and oversee other in-water activities by HIMB visitors.
- Supervise one graduate research assistant in the effective delivery of these duties.
- Other duties as assigned
- Possession of a baccalaureate degree in appropriate area of specialization and 5 year(s) of progressively responsible professional experience with responsibilities for small boat operations and compressed gas diving (SCUBA); or equivalent education/training or experience.
- Considerable working knowledge of principles, practices and techniques in the boating, diving and water safety field as demonstrated by the broad knowledge of the full range of pertinent standard and evolving concepts, principles and methodologies.
- Considerable working knowledge and understanding of applicable federal and state laws, rules, regulations and theories and systems associated with work specialty.
Posted by Dida at 2:13 PM
December 8, 2010
Coral Finder Toolkit Training Movies
Free coral identification training movies aimed at beginning and intermediate users are available on this site, as are other useful resources for learning corals.
Posted by Dida at 11:31 AM
December 1, 2010
Academic Diving Program Coordinator - Florida State University
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The Florida State University Coastal and Marine Laboratory (FSUCML) invites applications for the position of Coordinator of the Academic Diving Program (ADP), a non-tenure track faculty line. The FSUCML is committed to building a research program focused on coastal and marine
issues of ecological importance. They seek a highly motivated individual with strong leadership skills who can build the underwater research capabilities of the ADP while serving as the University Diving Officer. They are particularly interested in someone who can strengthen the technical support for underwater research conducted by the faculty. The successful candidate will be responsible for the conduct, training, and operational aspects of all diving related research, for supervising the technical and instructional staff of the ADP; for coordinating teaching of diving-related courses ranging from Introductory Compressed Diving to Science Diver Training, based on national certification standards, and provide support to faculty teaching other underwater courses. This person will also ensure compliance with dive safety regulations and dive planning guidelines following AAUS standards and applicable state and federal statutes, review standard operating procedures; develop recommendations for new activities for review and consideration by the Diving Control Board; and prepare reports and budgets. Visit here . To apply click here. Review of applicants will continue until a successful candidate is found.
Posted by Dida at 2:48 AM
November 30, 2010
AAUS/OWUSS Research Host Site Opportunity
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AAUS has collaborated with Our World-Underwater Scholarship Society (OWUSS) to create a scientific diving internship program. This initiative will provide undergraduates with the experience and opportunities appropriate for a future in science, diving for research, or scientific diving-related fields. Applicants must be students from colleges and universities with an interest in science and diving. Interns will be trained to participate in research conducted at host facilities. AAUS/OWUSS will provide funding for travel to/from host facility, basic living expenses and other internship-related expenses. AAUS organizational members interested in the possibility of hosting a AAUS/OWUSS scientific diving intern should contact AAUS head office at email@example.com. Students can apply for the internship here. The submission deadline for the 2011 competition is January 31st.
Posted by Dida at 9:18 AM
October 27, 2010
Lecturer Position: Turks and Caicos Islands
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The School for Field Studies Center for Marine Resource Studies seeks qualified applicants for a full-time, year-round resident lecturer position at our field center in the Turks and Caicos Islands. Serve as part of a residential team of faculty and staff that delivers an interdisciplinary, hands-on education and research experience to undergraduate students spending a semester or summer abroad. In this year-round position, the teaching load is one and one-third courses per semester, one-third of summer course. Field research is conducted with undergraduates and program assistants. Minimum qualifications are: Ph.D. and university-level teaching experience in a related field; field research experience, preferably in the fields of Fishery Management, MPAs, Marine Policy; demonstrated ability to work as part of an interdisciplinary teaching and research team; certified SCUBA diver, divemaster highly preferred. Start date: January 10, 2011. For more information refer to the full position description here.
Posted by Dida at 1:23 PM
October 25, 2010
Tropical Marine Conservation Biology faculty, Antilles
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Tropical Marine Conservation Biology faculty
CIEE Research Station Bonaire, Netherlands Antilles - Dutch Caribbean
Application deadline: 15 November 2010
Start date: 1 January 2011
Description: The CIEE Tropical Marine Ecology and Conservation Program in Bonaire is a study abroad program for upper level, undergraduate students and is hiring a Conservation Biology faculty that will teach Tropical Marine Conservation Biology and co-teach Independent Research during the fall and spring semester programs. During summer sessions, the faculty will co-teach Field Research Methods and Tropical Ecology of the Southern Caribbean. This position is full-time and will occasionally require you to accompany students on evenings and weekends as part of CIEE program activities. Duties will include participating in CIEE?s long-term monitoring project including field research, analyzing data, report writing and proposal writing. In addition, the faculty will support the program by assisting with day to day operations of the field station and laboratory. This is a physically demanding position as you will be part of a field science program that employs shore diving to demonstrate theoretical principles in the field. The position is time intensive during the semester program: in addition to teaching you will be responsible for up to 8 independent research projects. The summer sessions are also time intensive as they are 3 to 4 semester credits and are taught in 2 to 3 weeks.
The minimum qualifications for this role are: a PhD in Biology (or related field) with an emphasis in marine ecology or biology; scientific diving experience and a comprehensive dive physical (AAUS); broad field experience in marine ecology and excellent analytical skills; demonstrated ability to work as a team member; a commitment to education and research in marine ecology and conservation; an eagerness to work closely with students; an appreciation for field-based education; current certifications in First Aid, CPR, DAN Oxygen Rescue; DAN dive insurance; a driver?s license and the ability to drive a standard.
Compensation: Salary will be based on experience.
To apply: Email a cover letter and a CV with 3 references. In addition, a letter of recommendation from one of the references is required. The letter should be directly emailed from the letter writer. For more information about the semester program in Bonaire click here .
Rita BJ Peachey, PhDDirector, CIEE Research Station Bonaire
Kaya Gob DeBrot 21
Kralendijk, Bonaire, Netherlands Antilles
+599 786 7394
Posted by Dida at 10:26 AM
September 16, 2010
Junior Researcher/PhD position Working on Sponges
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Short Job description:
Are you interested in innovative and cutting-edge research? Sponges are an ancient and primitive group of animals, yet they form an aquatic equivalent of modern chemical factories. Thousands of potential new pharmaceuticals, such as anti-cancer and anti-HIV medicines, antibiotics, food supplements and biomaterials have been isolated from sponges during the past decades. However, commercial production of these bio-molecules has proven impossible with present culture techniques, due to sluggish growth of cultured sponges. The solution would be a major increase of the production rate of sponge biomass. The research aims to found a high-output production platform for high-end sponge products under controlled conditions.
Porifarma collaborates with the University of Amsterdam (UvA) within this project, giving you the opportunity to do a PhD-research. You will be based at the UvA, (Amsterdam, The Netherlands), doing fieldwork (involving SCUBA diving) on Curacao, Netherlands Antilles, and Barcelona, Spain.
Are you: Independent, flexible, broadly interested in science, hard working, well-trained in laboratory and fieldwork techniques (preferably MSc in aquatic/marine ecology, biotechnology and/or cell biology), technically skilled, interested in traveling and diving, licensed to drive a car?
Posted by Dida at 10:03 AM
September 7, 2010
MS/PhD students: Ecology of Caribbean Coral Reefs
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The Pawlik lab will be recruiting one or two new MS/PhD students for Spring or Fall 2011 to study the ecology of Caribbean coral reefs. Our research program, funded by NSF and NOAA, includes research components in the Bahamas, southern Caribbean, and the Florida Keys, and has included missions in NOAA's Aquarius habitat. More information about our research is at this website.
Applicants should be highly motivated and independent, with an excellent academic record, references, and past field research experiences using SCUBA. More information about the UNCW graduate program and about expectations of graduate students in the Pawlik lab can be found at this website.
Joseph R. Pawlik, Professor
Dept. of Biology and Marine Biology
UNCW Center for Marine Science
5600 Marvin Moss Ln
Wilmington, NC 28409 USA
Email ; Office:(910)962-2377; Cell:(910)232-3579
Posted by Dida at 9:03 AM
July 2, 2010
Coral Reef Ecologist or Marine Invertebrate Biologist - Instructor required for Fall 2010, Bermuda
This is a teaching position that gives preference to scientific divers. -Dida
The Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences (BIOS) seeks a temporary instructor for a college-level 10-week course in Coral Reef Ecology or Marine Invertebrate Zoology followed by a second course that involves mentoring the same students as they conduct independent research projects (Marine Biology and Oceanographic Research, 4 weeks in duration). The entire 14-week period covers 2 September to 12 December. The courses are described here.
The successful applicant must have a minimum of a MS (or MSc) but preference will be given to those with a PhD in a relevant field of study. Preference given to certified Science Diver. Prior teaching experience strongly preferred. Preference given to those with the ability to attend a summer course in Coral Reef Ecology in July, which would provide knowledge of local sites and species and familiarity with BIOS and its teaching format. The summer course is described here.
Please email cover letter, statement of teaching philosophy, resume, and names of 3 references familiar with your teaching credentials. Review of applications will begin immediately. Salary will be based on prior level of experience and qualifications. The position may be renewed for a second year.
The Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences (BIOS), Inc. (founded as the Bermuda Biological Station in 1903) is a U.S. incorporated 501(c)(3) not-for-profit research and education institute, incorporated in New York state, employing a multi-national staff of approximately 100 people. Activities include oceanographic and marine biological research conducted by resident and visiting scientists and university level courses on topics ranging from marine pollution to ocean genomics. Additional information on BIOS can be found here .
BIOS is an Equal Opportunity Employer and operates a drug-free work-place and learning environment.
Posted by Dida at 1:07 AM
June 27, 2010
Revolution of Science Through Scuba: Webcast Online
Most of the presentations made at the Revolution of Science through Scuba symposium held at the Smithsonian in May, 2010 are now available online in webcast form here. Watch and learn some surprising facts about research diving's impact on terrestrial science!
Posted by Dida at 2:35 PM
March 6, 2010
BERMUDA: Summer Field School in Maritime Archaeology
Posted as a courtesy. Please do not contact me about this course-Dida
The 2010 Field School in Maritime Archaeology is a joint ongoing research expedition conducted in Bermuda by faculty and students of Saint Mary’s College of California (SMC) and the University of Rhode Island. Students from other academic and maritime related institutions are invited to apply. The field school is a research-based learning experience that exposes students to the archaeological investigation and documentation of shipwrecks from the 17th through 20th centuries, and includes a variety of activities including archival research, artifact conservation, archaeological survey, and underwater excavation and documentation.
The field school will be conducted in the three-week period from July 19-August 8, 2010. Advanced scuba training, leading to the American Academy of Underwater Sciences (AAUS) Scientific Diver certification, and classroom work related to maritime history and maritime archaeological field methods will comprise week one of the field school. Underwater research and documentation of historic shipwrecks will be conducted in Bermuda during the remaining weeks.
Students may receive a one-course upper division anthropology credit. The field school generally meets the fieldwork requirement for anthropology majors or minors with an archaeology focus. Professor James M. Allan of the SMC Anthropology Department is the program director. Professor Allan has extensive experience in underwater archaeological field methods, archival research, and scientific diving.
Course enrollment associated with Saint Mary’s College will be limited to six students. There are no academic prerequisites, but all participants must meet scuba and AAUS scientific-diver-in-training requirements prior to beginning the field school and must have their own diving equipment (no tanks required). For local individuals, the SMC Anthropology Department will offer a scuba training class that incorporates AAUS requirements during the spring semester.
The Course is taught on campus July 19-23 and in Bermuda, July 25-August 9. FEE: $4,200 (not including airfare)
Contact: Email for more detailed information.
Posted by Dida at 7:42 PM
October 20, 2009
Undergraduate Study Abroad Opportunity in the Caribbean
Do not contact me about this course. I am posting this as a courtesy-Dida
Tropical Marine Ecology and Conservation Semester Abroad: Bonaire, Spring 2010
The Tropical Marine Biology and Conservation study abroad program is accepting applications for spring semester. Students register for 17 semester hours: Coral Reef Ecology (4), Scientific Diving (4), Environmental and Cultural History of Bonaire (2), Marine Conservation Biology (3) and Independent Research (4). The program description and course syllabi can be found by clicking here.
The Scientific Diving course provides dive training that prepares students for AAUS certification at their home universities. Students will receive the following training in the Scientific Diving course: Open Water, Advanced Diver, Rescue Diver, Emergency First Responder, CPR + First Aid, Dan Oxygen Rescue, underwater photography and videography, night diving, and underwater navigation. Students will learn internationally recognized monitoring protocols including REEF and AGRRA.
Independent Research provides students with the opportunity to conduct a research project of their choice in marine science and to publish the results in a student journal, PHYSIS: Journal of Marine Science. A copy of the journal can be downloaded here.
Prerequisites: Overall GPA 2.75 or better, 2 semesters of biology, chemistry, geology, ecology or environmental science and a nationally recognized open water SCUBA certification (or a PADI referral ? you can do your check out dives in Bonaire). The deadline for application to the spring semester program is 1 November 2009.
Interested students should email Rita Peachey Director of CIEE Research Station Bonaire or call 1-800-40-STUDY. The study abroad office at your institution will also assist you with registration.
Posted by Dida at 9:26 AM
September 11, 2009
Tropical Marine Ecology Internship Spring 2010; Bonaire
Posted as a courtesy. Please do not contact me about this position-Dida
Organization: CIEE Research Station Bonaire
Location: Bonaire, Netherlands Antilles
Description: The CIEE Tropical Marine Ecology and Conservation Program in Bonaire is a study abroad program for undergraduate students. The Tropical Marine Ecology Intern at the CIEE Research Station Bonaire will assist in program delivery, academics, research, group dynamics, logistics, dive safety, student transportation, and site security. Duties include assisting with: preparations for classes and labs as instructed by faculty, SCUBA diving in support of 3 CIEE courses, long-term research data collection on coral reefs, undergraduate student education and research projects, and record keeping for the dive safety program. This is an intensive program of study lasting 15 weeks.
Minimum Qualifications: BA/BS in Biology with an emphasis in Marine Biology/Ecology or Biological Oceanography (MS preferred); current certifications in First Aid, CPR, DAN Oxygen Rescue, and Advanced Open Water; scientific diving experience (minimum of 50 dives logged) and a comprehensive dive physical required; drivers license; ability to work as a team member, a commitment to education and research in marine ecology and conservation; a willingness to work flexible hours and live on site at the research station with a group of up to 12 undergraduate students.
Compensation: A small stipend, round trip airfare (up to $1,000), and lodging will be provided to the successful applicant.
Internship dates: 9 Jan - 8 May, 2010
To apply: Send cover letter, CV listing contact information for 3 references, and one letter of recommendation from a major faculty member from your degree granting institution. The letter should emailed directly from the faculty member to Dr. Peachey . For more information about the semester program go to the website.
Application deadline: 15 October 2009
Posted by Dida at 9:05 AM
August 2, 2009
NOAA Dive Technicians Needed, Seattle
posted as a courtesy. Please do not contact me about these posiitons-Dida
The NOAA Diving Center has openings for three new dive technicians. These individuals will: teach dive classes, help with the SEP program, conduct unit inspections around the country, serve as divemaster and/or chamber supervisor for advanced or remote diving operations, and maintain and operate NDC equipment and facilities. The position is officially called an "Equipment Specialist" and is classified as a ZA-1670-2.
If you, or someone you know, is interested in applying for one of the
positions, go to: USAjobs and enter "NMAO-2009-0080" in the "keyword(s)" search window.
The NOAA Diving Center is expanding our facilities, staff, and scope of operations and we're looking for some good individuals to join us during this exciting expansion.
If you would like to speak with someone here about the positions, you can call Doug Schleiger, who assumes the NOAA Diving Center Manager position on Monday, August 3rd, at: (206) 526-6476 or email him.
Posted by Dida at 9:26 AM
January 24, 2009
Undergraduate research internship in marine fisheries and ecological conservation
Please do not contact me about this opportunity-Dida
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Institute of Marine Sciences
Morehead City, NC
We seek summer interns to work in Charles H. (Pete) Peterson's lab at the University of North Carolina's Institute of Marine Sciences in Morehead City. Interns will work on multiple studies in marine ecology, including foraging ecology of cownose rays, fish and crab predation on juvenile oysters, predator-prey interactions on oyster reefs, and impacts of climate change on estuarine habitats. Other studies include the effects of beach nourishment on coastal habitat, human effects on barrier island ecology, and sea turtle hatchling predation. This internship will involve field and laboratory work. Interns will interact with both faculty and graduate students at the Institute of Marine Sciences. Start and end dates are flexible.
Upper-division undergraduates or recent graduates with an interest in field work, research experience, and a biology background will be most competitive. SCUBA certification preferred.
Salary and housing:
A monthly stipend of $1300 will be provided.
Closing date: March 1, 2009.
Please send the following 3 documents to the email below:
1) Resume, including GPA, email addresses of three references, and transcript (unofficial);
2) A description of relevant experience (in 500 words or less); and
3) A brief essay on how this internship fits into your professional goals
(in 500 words or less)
Email Nate Geraldi for further information.
Posted by Dida at 5:12 PM
January 9, 2009
University of Miami, Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science
RSMAS offers a summer undergraduate research fellowship to come down to Miami for the summer and participate in hands-on research projects in a variety of marine related fields.
We rarely seem to get AAUS certified divers applying to this program but I know the Lirman Lab would LOVE to have some capable divers come down to assist with our coral reef and seagrass studies.
If you are a qualified undergrad looking for some summer research experience (including ample field work!), please visit this link. The application deadline is Feb 6, 2009.
Posted by Dida at 5:19 PM
December 30, 2008
PhD GRADUATE RESEARCH OPPORTUNITY IN CORAL BLEACHING BIOGEOCHEMISTRY
posted as a courtesy. Please DO NOT contact me about this-Dida
Opportunity at Ohio State University
Desired (but not required) qualifications:
- MSc in Marine Science, Geology, Biology, or any physical
science. Exceptional applicants without an MSc will also be considered.
- Experience in isotope biogeochemistry, organic chemistry, or
- Tropical fieldwork experience
- Scuba certified
- The successful candidate must be accepted into the graduate program
in the School of Earth Sciences at The Ohio State University
The position starts in September 2009 and includes four years of support. Please submit applications electronically by following the instructions here. The OSU electronic application system can be found at this location. Be sure to indicate that you are seeding a PhD in the School of Earth Sciences and that you would like to study with Dr. Grottoli in your application. In addition, email a complete copy of your application materials as a single .pdf file to Dr. Andrea G. Grottoli (Note: File should contain copy of your research statement, a cover letter, resume, GRE scores, the names and contact information of three references, and a list of relevant course with grades). Please indicate "Graduate student application" in the subject line. For more information on Dr. Grottoli's research program, please visit website.
For full consideration of all fellowship, scholarship, research and teaching associate opportunities, submit all application materials by 12 January 2009. OSU is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.
Posted by Dida at 9:12 AM
December 5, 2008
SFS Post-graduate Internship Opportunities - Center for Marine Resource Studies, Turks & Caicos, B.W.I.
posted as a courtesy. Please do not contact me about this opportunity-Dida
Job Summary: The purpose of this position is to provide support in the areas of program delivery, waterfront activities, academics, research, group dynamics, logistics, and program safety. Interns assist the Diving Safety Officer in the implementation of the dive and waterfront program, activities, and operations, including the safe and prudent conduct of SCUBA, snorkeling, swimming, and boating activities conducted at the Center. They also assist faculty with field exercises and research, and work with the Student Affairs Manager with the student groups. Minimum qualifications include BA/BS in marine-related field, SCUBA certification, experience handling small boats, and demonstrated ability to work as a team member. Details and application here.
Posted by Dida at 6:01 PM
November 29, 2008
Our World-Underwater Scholarships (Dec. 31, 2008 deadline)
In April 2007 I began a year long adventure to travel around the country and world to explore, work, learn, and dive. Each year, the Our World-Underwater Scholarship Society (OWUSS) gives out three scholarships to young divers – one each to divers of North America, Europe, and Australasia. As the 2007 North American OWUSS scholar I was provided with contacts, a stipend, and sponsors to enable me to explore my own interests in the underwater world as well as be trained and learn about new areas of diving. The purpose of this scholarship is to enable a young diver to explore. Each year is different as the activities are rarely set. It is the duty of the scholar to take charge of his/her year and to tailor it to their interest. There is help from the society’s board members, hosts, and sponsors. Typically a scholar will visit a person or place for a few days to a few weeks and become immersed in the work or become trained for a new level of diving. As a scientific diver, my focus was on marine conservation research and groups. However over the course of the year I worked toward my PADI divemaster, Open Water Instructor, DAN oxygen and emergency classes, as well as technical diving including nitrox, advanced nitrox, deco procedures, and a rebreather course. I also took a class in underwater videography and one in hyperbaric medicine. I traveled around the United States and went to Egypt, UK, Australia, Papua New Guinea, Canada, and the Bahamas. Our main sponsors include companies such as Divers Alert Network, DUI, Aqualung, Delta P, Fourth Element, Light and Motion, and many more. Sponsors are different based on the area. The main scholarship stipend comes from our primary sponsor, Rolex, so yes, you do get a nice submariner watch.
tagging a nautilus
on the Great Barrier Reef
The scholarship society was established in 1974 and has grown extensively over the years. Pervious scholars have gone into graduate school, started their own businesses, have become professional videographers and photographers, and also worked in archaeology and technology. I just started my first year as a PhD student at UC. Santa Cruz and plan to work towards marine conservation management efforts. I am honored to have been the 2007 scholar. The scholarship provided me with amazing resources and training as well as a chance to try out a few new things.
The scholarship is currently open to divers 21-26 years of age. Divers must have a rescue diver certification (or equivalent). They also must hold a bachelor’s degree (or will have one before the scholarship year starts) and have not completed a higher degree. Applications include essays and recommendations. Applications are due at the end of the year for the North American scholar.
at DAN offices
To learn more please visit here. Here you can learn more about the scholarship, the current scholars, read journals, and read about our sponsors. If you are qualified I highly encourage you to apply. This is one of the best kept secrets in the diving world and not many people apply every year. You are also welcome to email me if you have any questions.
Posted by Dida at 12:07 PM
July 22, 2008
BAMFIELD MARINE SCIENCES CENTRE: DIVING & SAFETY OFFICER
The Bamfield Marine Sciences Centre (BMSC) - Canada's premiere facility for marine and coastal teaching and research, located on the stunningly beautiful west coast of Vancouver Island - has an opening for a Diving & Safety Officer. This full-time position includes a full benefits package and an office with an ocean view.
The diving and safety officer is responsible for the Scientific Diving Program and oversees all diving activities undertaken at BMSC, in accordance with BMSC policy, and governing regulations of the Canadian Association for Underwater Sciences, the Workers Compensation Board of BC and Canadian Standards Association. The diving and safety officer also oversees all aspects of Occupational Health and Safety at the Bamfield Marine Sciences Centre, in accordance with the standards described by the Workers Compensation Board of BC.
For full details of duties & responsibilities, and of qualifications & experience, please see the detailed job ad here.
Submission of Applications
Please submit a resume that summarizes your qualifications and experience, and provide the names and contact information for three references that can be contacted by telephone or e-mail.
Applications may be mailed, delivered by hand, faxed or e-mailed (e-mail preferred):
Bamfield Marine Sciences Centre
PO Box 100
Bamfield, B.C. V0R 1B0 CANADA
Preferred Start Date: Aug. 25, 2008
Review of applications will begin Aug. 4, 2008 and continue until the position is filled.
Posted by Dida at 7:43 PM
January 14, 2008
Marine Biologist to head Academic Program Development in Curaçao
Please do not contact me about this opportunity-Dida
The Carmabi Foundation in Curaçao (Caribbean Research and Management of Biodiversity Foundation) is in search of a dynamic, self sufficient individual to head the further development of structural forms of cooperation with foreign academic institutions. The Carmabi Foundation runs a small marine biological research laboratory with lodging for 20 persons, manages nine protected areas in Curaçao, and runs an excursions and awareness program for 12 thousand school children annually. The organization amounts to a total of 20 employees, headed by a director, and is presided by a local board of 7 members. Recently the foundation has started to revitalize its visitor facilities and has started to develop structural liaisons and cooperation with foreign academic institutions. The foundation is searching for a qualified and dynamic person to lead this program starting June 1, 2008. The position is a permanent position, starting with a three-year contract.
Duties and responsibilities:
* Set-up, coordinate, develop and expand the academically oriented activities such as workshops and courses in cooperation with local and foreign academic institutions and experts, such that this endeavor will become a viable source of revenue to the institute.
* Market, coordinate and teach marine related training sessions, workshops and courses for graduate and undergraduate levels, in cooperation with both local and foreign academic institutions.
* Plan and guide development of the guest researcher facilities, negotiate with institutions and service providers for the products developed and serve as liaison for cooperation and investment. As such the person will also serve as the main contact person and host for local and foreign research associates, experts and visiting scientist. Some traveling will be required.
* Write successful grant proposals for research and conservation, execute marine consultancy projects locally and in the region, participate in board meetings, and assist the director in all planning tasks.
The successful applicant will undertake the above activities on the basis of a plan in which measurable goals are described based on a time plan and budget. The applicant will report to the director in writing on a monthly basis to document the actions taken and the results achieved. Curaçao is a small island in the southern Caribbean, surrounded by fringing coral reefs with about 150 thousand inhabitants. Local languages are Papiamento and Dutch, while English and Spanish are widely used. The successful applicant will be based in the beachside offices of the Carmabi Institute at Piscadera Bay.
Requirements: Ph.D. in marine biology with ample peer-reviewed publication record. Must have a successful grant funding record. Demonstrable experience in achieving results under suboptimal conditions is required. Teaching and management experience is essential. Must be able to work independently but also interact and participate well in team initiatives. Command of multiple languages is preferred, as Curaçao is multilingual. Willing to work flexible hours. Must be outgoing and confident, a good speaker and a socially and service-oriented person. Experience in small boats handling and SCUBA diving required.
Pay and benefits: Net pay will be US$ 2500-2700 per month depending upon qualifications and experience. The candidate is required to partake in the pension plan as offered by the General Pension Fund of the Netherlands Antilles and will be able to qualify for 90% medical insurance coverage after passing a physical exam. The candidate will be entitled to 25 vacation days per year.
FOR MORE INFORMATION OR TO APPLY: contact Dr. Adolphe Debrot, director, Caribbean Research and Management of Biodiversity Foundation, Piscadera Bay, P.O. Box 2090, Curaçao, Netherlands Antilles: firstname.lastname@example.org. Tel: 5999-462-4242, Fax: -462-7680. Applications should include a curriculum vitae, the names, email addresses and telephone numbers of three references and a cover letter explaining the applicant's suitability for the position. To ensure inclusion in the review and selection process, applications should be sent no later than February 15, 2008.
Posted by Dida at 7:53 PM
January 11, 2008
Monterey Penisula College Offers Dual NAUI Master Diver and Reef Check CA Course
Please do not contact me regrading this course. Instead email Cyndi Dawson. But as a member of the first class of Reef Check CA divers, I can vouch for how great a program it is!--Dida
If you are interested in improving your dive skills, getting your NAUI Master Diver Certification, and becoming a certified Reef Check California dive this class if for you. (You can download a flyer @ reefcheck.org :: View topic - RCCA Course offered at Monterey Peninsula College). The class will give you an introduction to research diving techniques and safety guidelines. Completion can result in NAUI Master Diver Certification. The class will also include the Reef Check California Diving curriculum which teaches divers to collect scientifically robust data on California’s rocky reef that is provided to marine managers to better inform their decisions (Reef Check - Saving Reefs Worldwide).
This is a semester long course at Monterey Peninsula College beginning February 7th – June 5th.
MUST SIGN-UP BY February 4th.
Cecilia Shin - NAUI Course Director and head of Recreational Scuba Program at UCSC. She has been diving and teaching in the Monterey Bay Area for the past 14 years. cecil @ ucsc.edu (831)-345-9745
Cyndi Dawson, M.S. - NAUI Instructor since 1997, she has worked as a subtidal biologist for the past 7 years and currently is the Regional Manager for Reef Check California. cdawson @ reefcheck.org (831)-331-5189
HOW TO SIGN-UP:
Monterey Peninsula College Admission Application Introduction
1. Submit the web Application for Admission or the paper copy Application for Admission to the Admissions and Records Office.
2. Request to have all college and high school transcripts mailed to the Admissions and Records Office at MPC.
3. Register during registration dates using using WebReg (Web Registration), Mail-In (not available during summer session), or In-Person.
Note: Registration will not be accessible until an Application for Admission is submitted.
Hope to see you in class,
Posted by Dida at 1:07 PM
January 8, 2008
Two M.S. Assistantships in Marine Biology; SCUBA cert. Required
Posted as a courtesy. Please do not contact me about these opportunities-Dida
Funding is available at Georgia Southern University (GSU) starting May 2008 to support two Master's students to participate in studies of the benthic invertebrate fauna of Gray's Reef National Marine Sanctuary. The successful applicants will be expected to assist with on-going studies investigating recruitment processes and succession in sessile benthic invertebrate populations. An abstract for this project can be obtained here.
The successful applicants will also be expected to enter the M.S. program in Biology at GSU in fall 2008 and will develop hypothesis-driven research projects investigating some aspect of recruitment in sessile benthic invertebrate species that occur within the Sanctuary. A Scuba diving certification is required and a nitrox certification is a plus. An ability to work in rough sea conditions is highly preferred. Successful applicants will receive a stipend of approximately $12,000/year for two years. This stipend will consist of a research assistantship during the summer and one semester, and a teaching assistantship during the alternate semester. Tuition and basic major medical insurance will also be provided.
Gray's Reef National Marine Sanctuary is one of the largest near shore live-bottom reefs off the coast of Georgia and is a popular recreational fishing and sport diving destination. It is located 17.5 nautical miles off Sapelo Island, Georgia, is in the 60-90' depth range, and encompasses 17 square nautical miles. Gray's Reef contains a complex habitat of caves, burrows, troughs, and overhangs that house invertebrates, such as sponges, barnacles, sea fans, hard coral, sea stars, crabs, lobsters, snails, and shrimp. This rocky platform also attracts numerous species of fishes, including black sea bass, snapper, grouper, and mackerel.
Interested students should submit a resume, undergraduate transcripts, a statement of interest and career goals, and two letters of reference to Danny Gleason, Department of Biology, Georgia Southern University, P.O. Box 8042, Statesboro, GA 30460-8042.
The recipient will be selected from the pool of applicants who have submitted all materials by February 4, 2008. More information about the Department of Biology at GSU can be found at http://www.bio.georgiasouthern.edu/ and information on applying to graduate school can be found at http://cogs.georgiasouthern.edu
Department of Biology
Georgia Southern University
P.O. Box 8042
Statesboro, GA 30460-8042
Email: dgleason @ georgiasouthern.edu
Posted by Dida at 10:17 PM
December 3, 2007
Assistantship: Louisiana State University
Posted as a courtesy. Do not contact me about this. Best of luck~Dida
Patrick Hesp also has funding to support an incoming Masters student in
the Department of Geography and Anthropology at Louisiana State
University. Ideally, the student will have an interest in landscape
reconstruction, coastal geomorphology or geology, or prehistoric
underwater archeology. The assistantship duties will primarily include
assisting with marine archaeological research, diving, coring
operations, sample preparation and core data analysis.
The purpose of our research project is to determine if targets reported
as potential midden features in the offshore environment do in fact
represent anthropogenic deposits. The project will use remote sensing
data and sediment analyses from cores extracted from these potential
You can download the LSU Geography and Anthropology packet for
prospective graduate students and find more information on the graduate
program in general area here. Click here if you
wish to apply online.
If you would like more information on the project you can view an
Please contact Patrick at pahesp @lsu. edu if you have any additional
questions. A lead member of the research team, Amanda Evans, will be
presenting a related paper at the upcoming 2008 SHA conference in
Albuquerque. If you're attending the conference she would be happy to
meet with you there and answer any questions you may have about graduate
studies in Geography and Anthropology at Louisiana State University.
Contact her at [evansa @ teslaoffshore.com].
Posted by Dida at 4:25 PM
December 2, 2007
Gulf of Aqaba Academic Research Diving Opportunities
Please do not contact me about these opportunities-Dida
We have two projects, one is about development of artificial reefs and the other is about strategies for mitigating anthropogenic stresses on coral reefs of the Gulf of Aqaba. For those two projects, I'll be in need to recruit volunteers to help in carrying out the experiments and do extensive diving in the field follow the in situ experiments as well as monitoring of the artificial reefs. The BSc, MSc and PhD holders in the field of marine biology, coral ecology and/or physiology are welcomed to join the teams. The applicants must be certified divers. We can offer free housing at the Marine science station, located immediately at the coral reefs in the Gulf of Aqaba. The duration of stay will be from 3 moth and up. Joint students are also welcomed at the MSS where a sandwitch [sic] program is possible. Interested people, please send your CV to my e-mail.
All the best
Fuad A. Al-Horani
Dr. Fuad A. Al-Horani
Marine Science Station
P. O. Box 195, 77110 Aqaba
e-mail: f.horani @ ju.edu.jo
Posted by Dida at 1:10 PM
December 1, 2007
Graduate Assistantships (M.Sc. or Ph.D.): Penn State University
Please do not contact me about these opportunities. Good luck!--Dida
Graduate Assistantships (M.Sc. or Ph.D.) are available in the labs of Iliana Baums and Todd LaJeunesse at the Pennsylvania State University in the areas of marine ecology and evolution. Prospective candidates should have strong academic records and some research experience is preferred. In addition to laboratory bench work, periodic field expeditions are an important part of our research and involve collecting and experimental work using SCUBA often in remote locations. Motivation, self-discipline, creativity, and good interpersonal skills are essential.
Baumsand her students work on dispersal, connectivity and reproductive biology of marine organisms, with a focus on tropical corals. Molecular tools are used to address ecological and evolutionary questions with conservation applications. Currently, we are studying the effects of climate change on dispersal in corals and other reef taxa. Research on conservation genetics of elkhorn corals in the Caribbean includes quantification of heritable genetic variation and the role of asexual reproduction.
LaJeunesse and his students work primarily on the ecology and evolution of endosymbiotic microbes. Research is currently focused on a diverse group of photosynthetic dinoflagellates that live in the tissues of corals and related taxa. Molecular approaches are utilized to investigate the biodiversity, host-symbiont specificity, and geographic distributions in order to address questions related to co-evolutionary processes and to learn how these systems respond to severe environmental change.
Penn State offers a stimulating environment and excellent resources for ecological and evolutionary biologists through the Huck Institute for the Life Sciences. PSU is a world-renown research institution with a strong reputation in the field of evolutionary genetics through both the Institute of Molecular Evolutionary Genetics and the Intercollege Graduate Program in Genetics
many members of which belong to the Department of Biology. The interdepartmental program in Ecology brings together 49 faculty from across the campus and has a very active graduate student organization. Students may apply through the Department of Biology or through Interdepartmental Programs by Dec 31, 2007 for admission in Fall of 2008.
For more information contact
Iliana B. Baums, Ph.D.
Department of Biology
The Pennsylvania State University
208 Mueller Laboratory
University Park, PA, 16802
baums @ psu.edu
Todd LaJeunesse, Ph.D.
Department of Biology
The Pennsylvania State University
208 Mueller Laboratory
University Park, PA, 16802
tcl3 @ psu.edu
Posted by Dida at 12:55 PM