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Biological Science Technician (Plants) GS-0404-07 USFS - Job Vacancies - 2 days ago
Job Announcement Number: MWE-17-OC-CUVA-085 Location Name: Brecksville, Ohio Department: Department Of The Interior Agency: National Park Service Hiring Organization: Cuyahoga Valley National Park Occupation Code: 0404 Pay Plan: GS Appointment Duration: Temporary NTE 1039 Hours Opening Date: Wednesday, March 22, 2017 Closing Date: Wednesday, March 29, 2017 Job Status: Full Time Salary: $20.28 to $20.28 / Per Hour Pay Grade(s): 07 to 07 Who May Apply: United States Citizens Job Summary: Cuyahoga...
Application time expires: 23 Apr 2017
During the history of the Forest Service, human activity has been the dominant influence on climate and the environment; the time being called the Anthropocene. As we look ahead and strive to continue our mission of sustaining the health, diversity, and productivity of the Nation’s forests and grasslands to meet our current and future needs, we must be more flexible to focus our actions to better meet the contemporary conservation challenges now and ahead. During this era of intense human activity,...
Globalization threatens biodiversity SNS - News - 1 week ago
When humans move more around the globe, other organisms move with them. Some of the organisms are pathogenes which in this way get far out of their historical distribution range. As a consequence, biological invasions have increased both in rate … Continue reading →
Are Tiwi plantations in trouble timberbiz - News - 1 week ago
The forestry operation that Tiwi Islanders have hoped for six decades would lift their communities out of poverty has denied it is about to collapse because it is unable to repay its debts. Source: ABC News Tiwi families on the islands, 70 kilometres north of Darwin, have supported the Tiwi Plantations Corporation (TPC) with millions of dollars in loans since November 2009 when it took over the project. The Northern Territory Government, which is a secured creditor of the corporation, said it agreed...
Biological invasions, resulting from deliberate and unintentional species transfers of insects, fungal and oomycete organisms, are a major consequence of globalization and pose a significant threat to biodiversity. Limiting damage by non-indigenous forest pathogens requires an understanding of their current and potential distributions, factors affecting disease spread, and development of appropriate management measures. In this review, we synthesize innate characteristics of invading organisms (notably...
Some invasive plants might look pretty, but they threaten the population of Guam's native plants, local experts say.
Job Title:  Forestry Technician Location:  Reading, PA Work area:  Southeastern Pennsylvania and New Jersey Start date:  April 1 - May 15, 2017 End date:   August 11, 2017 and flexible depending on employee needs with possible extension for those with completed degrees depending on company work load. Job Description / Requirements: Shultz Forest Management and Consulting LLC is seeking applicants to fill a full time (40hrs/week) seasonal Forestry Technician position. The primary activities the position...
Application time expires: 1 Apr 2017
The indirect impacts invasive species can have in an ecosystem, new research confirms. This study focused on the brown treesnake, whose introduction to the forests of Guam has led to difficulties for local tree species to reproduce.
The occurrence of invasive plants is increasing in all types of ecosystems, producing both positive and negative changes on the landscape. Many land managers aim to decrease the negative effects that plant invasions bring, which may require curbing their spread through proactive management.
IPBES-5 Plenary Opens IISD - News - 3 weeks ago
The fifth session of the Plenary of the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES-5) opened with a keynote address on the opportunities and risks of ecosystem-based mitigation strategies. The Plenary was preceded by a one-day gathering of IPBES stakeholders during which stakeholder groups from all continents discussed how to engage on various IPBES-5 agenda items. The IPBES Plenary will address, inter alia, assessments on the diverse conceptualization...

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