Postdoctoral Researcher: Seed Ecology & Restoration
Feb
22
to Apr 30

Postdoctoral Researcher: Seed Ecology & Restoration

The Chicago Botanic Garden is seeking a postdoctoral research associate who will lead, for two years, a project on genetic and environmental controls on seed dormancy in native midwestern Viola species, and implications for seed production and restoration use. This project integrates greenhouse and lab work to understand how genotypic variation and phenotypic plasticity drive variation in conditions required to break dormancy in native violet species.

This project is a collaboration among Andrea Kramer and Kay Havens of the Chicago Botanic Garden, and Linda MacKechnie of Ball Horticultural Company. The postdoc will be based at the Chicago Botanic Garden, with potential use of lab and greenhouses at Ball Horticultural Company.

Please, note that Chicago Botanic Garden does not have a budget for Visas or legal fees for non-US applicants.

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Review of international native seed certification schemes
Feb
14
to Feb 21

Review of international native seed certification schemes

INSR is seeking a Volunteer Research Assistant to collate and review all available information on existing certification schemes for native seed, at the global level. Anticipated research methods are literature review; online research; email, phone, and survey communications.

The Research Assistant will summarize the results of this research in a report (five pages maximum).

Novel findings from the report will be archived by INSR for their consultation and use and, if relevant, will be integrated into a chapter of the forthcoming publication International Standards for Native Seeds and into conference presentations, for which the research assistant will be a contributing author.

The Research Assistant will gain valuable experience and skills in conducting and summarizing a literature review and associated data.

The Research Assistant will learn about global native seed certification schemes and stakeholders.

Through this project the Research Assistant will contribute to improving the understanding of native seed certification schemes which improve the quality and outcomes of seed-based restoration.

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Graduate Assistantship to Study the Effects of Invasive Annual Grasses on Native Species in the Mojave Desert
Sep
21
to Dec 25

Graduate Assistantship to Study the Effects of Invasive Annual Grasses on Native Species in the Mojave Desert

We seek a highly motivated graduate student to examine the interactions among native and invasive plant species in the Mojave Desert. Invasive annual species, including red brome (Bromus rubens), Mediteranean grass (Schismus barbatos), and Russian thistle (Salsola spp.) have become prevalent in the Mojave Desert. This has severe consequences for native wildlife habitat, including the desert tortoise (Gopherus agassizii), as well as rare plant species (ex. white-margined penstemon - Penstemon albomarginatus). The Bureau of Land Management is interested in investigating the effects of rehabilitation treatments (herbicide, seeding, etc.) on native and rare plant species, as well as desert tortoise habitat. Research questions will focus on plant-plant, plant-soil, and plant-animal interactions. Research will be in conjunction with the Las Vegas office of the Bureau of Land Management.

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Seed Conservation Intern, Claremont, CA
Dec
16
to Feb 28

Seed Conservation Intern, Claremont, CA

Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden is the largest botanic garden dedicated exclusively to California's native plants, grounds itself with a philosophy of biodiversity and the importance of bringing real-world conservation applications to the public through horticultural education, scientific research and sales of native plants. The Garden hosts fun, recreational events open to the public year round.

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MS position at the Chicago Botanic Garden; seed ecology and germination in collaboration with the seed industry
Nov
14
to Feb 15

MS position at the Chicago Botanic Garden; seed ecology and germination in collaboration with the seed industry

The Chicago Botanic Garden is recruiting MS student for Fall 2018 entry into the Plant Biology and Conservation graduate program (offered jointly by Northwestern University and Chicago Botanic Garden) to conduct research on seed ecology of Viola species in the Chicago region to inform restoration efforts.

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NASSTEC Marie Curie ESR (Early Stage Researcher)
May
25
to Jul 15

NASSTEC Marie Curie ESR (Early Stage Researcher)

As a partner of NASSTEC,‘NAtive Seed Science, TEchnology and Conservation Initial Training Network’ project, funded by the 7th Framework Program (Marie Curie ITN),

SEMILLAS SILVESTRES (www.semillassilvestres.com) is looking for 1 motivated graduates (Master degree or analogous)or PhD in environmental subjects for 1 positions to be placed in Córdoba (Spain).

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