Gulf Coastal Plains and Ozarks LCC

Conserving Fish and Wildlife Through Science, Technology, and Partnerships

Position Announcements

POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT:  Conservation Communications and Public Affairs Specialist for the Appalachian Landscape Conservation Cooperative (ALCC) and Appalachian Mountains Joint Venture (AMJV).  This is a jointly funded ALCC/AMJV position and will be based at our field offices at the Virginia Tech Campus in Blacksburg, VirginiaThe position reports to both the ALCC and AMJV Coordinators in carrying out the communications and public affairs function in support of organizational partnerships. The incumbent works closely with the staff from the various partner organizations represented on the LCC and AMJV Boards, Committees and Workgroups, as well as broader stakeholder groups participating in the work of the LCC or AMJV. For more information see the Position Description or contact 

Brian W. Smith, Ph.D.
Appalachian Mountains Joint Venture Coordinator 
c/o Conservation Management Institute (CMI)
1900 Kraft Drive, Suite 250
Blacksburg, VA 24061
e-mail: 
[email protected] 
Phone: 540-231-7463
Fax: 540-231-7019
Visit: 
www.abcbirds.org and www.amjv.org 


POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT:  Dedicated 12-month GCPO LCC GIS Research position now open until filled.  Read abbreviated description below or full description.

The Geosystems Research Institute at Mississippi State University is seeking applications for a 12-month, non-tenure track, faculty position at the Assistant Research Professor rank. This position has primary responsibilities in research and outreach/service in support of the Gulf Coastal Plains and Ozarks Landscape Conservation Cooperative (GCPOLCC).  Primary geospatial and high performance computing capacity for the LCC will be provided through a partnership with the MSU-GRI.

Description: The successful candidate will work with discipline- specific scientists under the direction of the GRI Administration and the GCPOLCC Steering Committee to coordinate activities that achieve the current and future priorities of the GCPOLCC Partnership (e.g., development of a conservation planning information system, creation of spatially-explicit decision support tools for conservation of terrestrial and aquatic wildlife, assimilation of new and existing data to provide consistent coverage of foundational datasets across the entire LCC). Work will focus on conservation of all priority wildlife and ecosystems in the GCPOLCC geography, including birds, mammals, fish, reptiles, amphibians, and invertebrates as well as wetlands, forests, grasslands, streams, rivers, lakes, karst, and coast.

Qualifications: Earned doctoral in geosciences, wildlife science, forestry, natural resources management, or related discipline with emphasis on geospatial applications. Formal education in Computer/Information Science (strong in computer science) with related network and application programming experience desirable. Knowledge of ESRI ArcGIS Desktop/Server application platform, Microsoft SQL Server, Access, Excel, ERDAS Imagine, Apollo. Knowledge and skills in GIS and related technologies (e.g., GPS, remote-sensing, and geospatial analysis) and their application in conservation.  

To view the position on the MSU website, go to 

https://www.jobs.msstate.edu/applicants/jsp/shared/frameset/Frameset.jsp?time=1326325250685

and enter 6435 as the PARF number and press search.


MENDENHALL POST-DOC ANNOUNCEMENT:  USGS is currently accepting applications and the application deadline is February 21, 2012.

Proposed Duty Station: Lafayette, LA

An opportunity in:

Forecasting Ecological Responses to Climate and Land Cover Change in the Southeastern United States: Assessing Vulnerability and the Implications for Landscape Conservation 

Areas of Ph.D.: Ecology, wildlife biology, conservation biology, geography, environmental science, city and regional planning (candidates holding a Ph.D. in other disciplines but with knowledge and skills relevant to the Research Opportunity may be considered)

Qualifications: Applicants must meet one of the following qualifications: Research Ecologist, Research Biologist, Research Wildlife Biologist, Research Geographer, Research Fishery Biologist, Research Hydrologist

(This type of research is performed by those who have backgrounds for the occupations stated above. However, other titles may be applicable depending on the applicant’s background, education, and research proposal. The final classification of the position will be made by the Human Resources specialist.)

When and how to apply:  https://geology.usgs.gov/postdoc/2013/basics.html"https://api.ning.com/files/Ly3kyS2FnJuKluiJuxUrLKGDBP4NoBgcyRV2GO72oJDFOaIJpgajkjvUlDxPl38OaN3qfo97pMiVWnGNlln3PRNDYorD0Jme/MendenhallProgramFlyerResearchOpportunity38.pdf" target="_self">summary of the program or the website.



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