Ph.D. positions in urban ecology

POSITION #1

Ph.D. Position:  Landscaping plant choice and long-term invasion patterns (starting January 2019)

Overview:  The Residential Landscape Ecology (RLE) Lab of Dr. Basil Iannone in the School of Forest Resources and Conservation at the University of Florida is looking for a creative and motivated Ph.D. student.  Position includes four-years of competitive stipend, tuition waiver, and benefits.  The student would also be affiliated with the Sustainable Human and Ecological Development Group and the Center for Landscape Conservation and Ecology. Continue reading

APHIS Invites Stakeholders to Comment on the IPPC Draft Strategic Framework for 2020-2030

The International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) has posted its draft Strategic Framework for 2020-2030. APHIS invites stakeholders to provide comments on the document by August 1, 2018.

Instructions for Submitting Comments

The draft Strategic Framework for 2020-2030 is available on the IPPC website. Continue reading

Assistant Professor – Plant Nematology NC State University

The Department of Entomology & Plant Pathology at North Carolina State University invites applications for a 12-month tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level in Plant Nematology. This faculty position is located on the main campus in Raleigh and carries responsibilities for extension and research. The successful candidate is expected to develop an internationally recognized program focusing on the ecology, epidemiology, population biology and management of plant-parasitic nematodes in agricultural systems, implementing contemporary diagnostic technologies, and developing integrated disease management strategies for established and emerging plant parasitic nematodes in North Carolina. The Plant Nematologist will have strong foundation in hypotheses-driven research aiming at enhancing strategies for nematode management. The agricultural commodity emphasis for this position will be soybean, corn, cotton, tobacco, and sweetpotato, but the incumbent will be encouraged to apply their expertise to other field, fruit, ornamental, turfgrass and vegetable crops to support cooperative extension and research efforts as needed. The incumbent is expected to develop an area of relevant expertise while maintaining a breadth of knowledge regarding plant parasitic nematodes. Continue reading

North Carolina Cooperative Extension Animal Agriculture Agent Training Conference

The North Carolina Cooperative Extension Animal Agriculture Agent Training Conference is August 6-8. Continue reading

Plant sciences research projects taking shape

by Dee Shore, NC State University

Design of the Plant Sciences Building at NC State University is progressing, and so is the NC Plant Science Initiative (PSI) that the building will serve. Scientists from the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and their partners near and far are ramping up interdisciplinary plant research.

Dr. Amy Grunden, of CALS’ Department of Plant and Microbial Biology, is one of them.

Earlier this year, Grunden helped develop a workshop for faculty members at NC State and three Danish universities – the University of Copenhagen, the Danish Technical University and Aarhus University. Continue reading