Currently Open Positions
Program Vegetation Ecologist
We are hiring a Vegetation Ecologist to manage the Vegetation Ecology Program and to serve as principal investigator on several extramurally-funded projects related to assessing, classifying, and monitoring vegetation in Alaska. Preference will be given to candidates with strong skills in Alaskan floristics and experience in soil ecology, fire ecology, and with remote sensing and vegetation mapping. For full position description, or to apply, see our posting on UA Jobs.
Current graduate students associated with faculty at Alaska Center for Conservation Science are: Molly McCarthy, Megumi Aisu, Laura Schneller, Meg Fowler, and Bonnie Bernard.
Molly McCarthy‘s research uses sediment cores to reconstruct historic sockeye salmon populations on the Kenai Peninsula and will provide insight on salmon population fluctuations in the Russian River system over the past ~3700 years.
Larua Schneller‘s‘s research addressess the effect of invasive white sweetclover (Melilotus albus) on plant-pollinator communities in boreal Alaska.
Meg Fowler‘s research addresses colonization genetics of Honckenya peploides and Lupinus nootkatensis in the Aleutian Islands. Specifically, she hopes to determine whether the current individuals on post-eruption Kasatochi Island are recent immigrants or legacy survivors.
Alaska Center for Conservation Science in cooperation with partner organizations offers unique internships opportunities that target those with an interest in conservation biology.
Since 2007 ACCS has partnered with the BLM Alaska Field Office (BLM-AFO) to provide internship opportunities through the Chicago Botanic Garden’s Conservation and Land Management (CLM) Internship Program. Each year this program matches recent graduates with conservation and land management agencies across the western United States. Successful interns have prior experience in botany, ecology, or wildlife biology. At ACCS, interns typically contribute to the BLM Seeds of Success initiative, help maintain the UAA Herbarium, and assist with a variety of tasks related to rare and/or invasive plant management. As such, plant identification skills are essential, and experience with GIS or herbarium maintenance is a plus. If you are interested, please apply to through CLM.
Student and Volunteer Opportunities
Opportunities exist for students looking for additional experience and interested members of the public to collaborate with Alaska Center for Conservation Science. Available opportunities depend on interest and experience. Additionally, student jobs are available for students looking to gain work experience in a conservation-related field.
The UAA Herbarium (UAAH) is always looking for volunteers to assist with curation of specimens. Please contact Justin Fulkerson if you are interested in volunteering.