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Job Opening: Museum Curator, NPS

Museum Curator Department of the Interior: National Park Service, National Mall and Memorial Parks, Division of Resource Management Open & closing dates:  09/22/2020 to 10/05/2020 This job will close when we have received 100 applications which may be sooner than the closing date. Service: Competitive Pay scale & grade: GS 11 Salary: $72,030 to $93,638 […]

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Second Century Stewardship: Science for America’s National Parks 2021 Research Fellowship – Request for Proposals

Second Century Stewardship: Science for America’s National Parks 2021 Research Fellowship – Request for Proposals Application Deadline: October 29, 2020. Background The partners of the Second Century Stewardship: Science for America’s National Parks announce the availability of Research Fellowships to support research in Acadia National Park.  Second Century Stewardship (SCS) was founded in 2016 and […]

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NPS posts new videos about parks in the history of science

The National Park Service has published online two new videos about parks that have played important roles in the history of science. One features Everglades National Park, where Dan Simberloff conducted an experiment 50 years ago that tested MacArthur & Wilson’s model for why islands of different sizes and distances contain different numbers of species. […]

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NPS, ESA to host webinar on science interpretation in parks June 4

On June 4, 2020, at 2:00PM ET, the National Park Service and the Ecological Society of America will host a webinar on how scientists and NPS interpreters can collaborate to communicate about current scientific research in parks. The speakers — a mix of park interpreters and external research scientists — will highlight examples from Acadia, […]

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Help Us Keep the Experts Database Up-to-Date

It’s been almost one year since we launched the CHWA CESU Experts Database. Since then, the database has become a valuable tool for federal agencies seeking research expertise and for researchers at university and non-profit institutions seeking potential collaborators. Realizing that the value of the database to partners diminishes if the content becomes stale and […]

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Research Coordinator’s Corner: May 2020

by Dr. Dan Filer, CHWA CESU NPS Research Coordinator  State of the Network We saw a very slight increase in overall funding pass through the network in FY2019, with close to $6 million being sent to our partners through new agreements or funded modifications to existing projects.  We also slightly increased the number of partners […]

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Lynnhaven River Basin Ecosystem Restoration CESU Project

By: Dr. Dan Filer, Chesapeake Watershed CESU Research Coordinator  The Lynnhaven River Watershed represents the largest tidal estuary in Virginia Beach, Virginia, and 64 square miles of the southernmost extent of the Chesapeake Bay Watershed.  This watershed includes some of the most important recreational areas in Virginia for fishing, boating, crabbing, bird-watching, and shell fishing.  […]

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Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Socio-Environmental Synthesis Research Workshop for Ph.D. Students

Deadline: Jan 21, 2020 Workshop Dates: March 24–27, 2020 in Annapolis, Maryland Overview The National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center (SESYNC) in partnership with the Ecological Society of America’s Strategies for Ecology Education, Diversity and Sustainability (SEEDS) program invites PhD students from a wide range of under-represented experiences, perspectives, and backgrounds to attend an interactive, skill-building workshop […]

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University System of Maryland Students Present at ESA 2019 Annual Meeting

This summer, students from the University System of Maryland’s Marine Estuarine Environmental Sciences (MEES) program presented at the 2019 Ecological Society of America (ESA) Annual Meeting in Louisville, Kentucky.  Students presented findings from a 2017 Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Unit (CESU) project funded by the National Park Service (NPS), which engaged students in researching and writing original articles […]

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