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Tuesday, January 14

ESA SEEDSNouncement January 2014


SEEDS is a program of the Ecological Society of America

Greetings SEEDS Students!

Happy New Year! We hope that you had a wonderful holiday vacation and that this coming year will reward all your future endeavors with success! There are many unique opportunities that we will be offering students this year, starting with the 2014 National Field Trip to Trout Lake Station, managed by the Center for Limnology at the University of Wisconsin, and the Travel Awards for the 99th ESA Annual Meeting hosted in Sacramento, CA.  We are currently accepting applications for both of these opportunities! New this year is the Ecology Education Career Track Awards to the ESA Annual Meeting!
To stay up to date on these an many other SEEDS opportunities, please follow us on Facebook (ESA-SEEDS) and on Twitter (@ESA_SEEDS).  You can also visit our new website and take a look at our SEEDS Student Opportunities page, for other programs offering opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students.  
Keep up the good work and may you have a wonderful semester!

National Field Trip Application 
Trout Lake Station, Center for Limnology at the University of Wisconsin

Image credit: http://limnology.wisc.edu/blog

Applications are currently OPEN for the 2014 National Field Trip! We will be offering a fully funded opportunity to visit and learn about aquatic ecosystems, modeling, Great Lakes research, and applications to resource management and environmental issues at Trout Lake Station.  The station is managed by the University of Wisconsin, Center for Limnology and is located in northern Wisconsin with over 2500 lakes near the station.  This trip will provide students with hand on learning experiences, data collection practices and a wealth of knowledge from professional ecologist, faculty and staff at the station.  Application will close on January 20, 2014,  so mark your calendars!
Applications are open to all students, but special consideration will be given to first and second year undergraduates who have not had the opportunity to be out in the field.

Travel Awards to 99th ESA Annual Meeting

Applications have OPENED for this years ESA Annual Meeting in Sacramento, CA from August 10-15, 2014. This year the theme of the meeting is From Mountains to Oceans: It's All Ecology!  The annual meeting draws in over 3500 professionals from around the world to participate in scientific presentations, symposia, workshops, field trips and trade show.  It provides an excellent venue to engage faculty and other students in communicating ideas and new knowledge with the rest of the scientific community.
  • Undergraduate Travel Awards include: a complete expenses paid opportunity includingtravel , registration, housing, meal stipend, individual mentorship from a professional scientist attending the meeting, and SEEDS alumni team mentorship during the week. Special consideration will be given to students who want to present a completed research project at the meeting.  To submit your research abstract for consideration, please visit www.esa.org/am for more information.
  • Graduate Alumni Travel Awards include: an $800 travel scholarship to use towards attending the meeting. Each SEEDS Alum will be mentoring a group if undergraduate SEEDS participants to navigate the annual meeting. Travel award will be given on location at the student orientation on the first day of the meeting.
  • For the first time, SEEDS will offer five Ecology Education Career Track Awards to the Annual Meeting. We have partnered with Project Learning Tree (PLT) to provide a workshop that will enable you to be certified in the preK-8 PLT curriculum. For more information about this opportunity, please visit our Annual Meeting page.
  • Applications will close on February 17, 2014.

SEEDS  Student Opportunities 

It's that time of year where there are many student opportunities for the 2014 Research Season.  Here are a few highlight from our partners that students should apply for:
  • Student Internship in Phenology and Macroecology at the Appalachian Laboratory of the Maryland Center for Environmental Science. The student will work with our project team studying the adaptation of forest trees to climate change.  This is an ideal position for a student interested in forest ecology, climate change, and spacial analysis using geographic information systems (GIS).  The internship includes a $6,000 stupent and travel founds to attend one national meeting, such as the ESA Annual Meeting in Sacramento, CA. Application deadline is April 1, 2014.

  • Summer Undergraduate Internship at Harvard Forest, Havard University. The Harvard Forest Summer Research Program in Ecology is an opportunity for students to participate in 11 weeks of mentored, paid, independent research focusing on the effects of natural and human disturbances on forest ecosystems, including global climate change, hurricanes, forest harves, changing wildlife dynamics, and invasive species.  This internship includes a $5500 stipend, housing, meal plan and travel reimbursement for one roud trip ticket to the station. Application deadline is February 7, 2014.

  • Doris Duke Conservation Scholars Program at Northern Arizona University.  The Doris Duke Conservation Scholars Program (DDSP@NAU) cultivates a new generation of conservation leadership by providing paid mentored research opportunities for undergraduate students in conservation biology and other disciplines relevant to land, water, and wildlife conservation. Eligible students are U.S. Citizens at 4-year colleges or universities in the United States in their first and second year undergraduate studies.  They are bright, driven, have a strong interest in conservation, and experience working across ethnic, cultural and racial lines.  Application deadline is February 25, 2014.

Best wishes,