Fostering research, education, and collaboration on biological conservation and natural resource management in Alaska and the Arctic
ACCS provides research opportunities for graduate and undergraduate students in the University of Alaska system. Volunteer opportunities are available through the UAA Herbarium. Summer internships are available for undergraduate students and recent graduates through the Chicago Botanical Garden. Additional opportunities and job openings will be posted here as available:
Timm is a graduate student in the UAA Biology Department. Wilderness travel in Alaska sparked his interest in exploring the landscape scale spatial and temporal interactions of environmental gradients, plants, wildlife, and ecological processes. His graduate research focuses on linking plant foliar cover, geophysical properties, and caribou resource selection to environmental and remote sensing data using statistical learning models. Timm is also an assistant ecologist at ACCS.
Lindsey Taylor was born and raised in Alaska and is working towards a B.S. in Biology at the University of Alaska Anchorage with plans to strive for a M.S. in Ecology afterward. Her interests include wildlife ecology, large mammals, botany, environmental change through time, and habitat restoration. She is currently assisting wildlife ecologists at ACCS with a study of Pika population and habitat.
ACCS 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 Botanical 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. Plant identification skills are essential, and experience with GIS or herbarium maintenance is a plus. If you are interested, please apply to through CLM.
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.