Located 2,600 miles southwest of Hawaii, the National Park of American Samoa is the most remote unit of the National Park System and the U.S. National Park south of the Equator. The Park spreads across three islands, 9,500 acres of tropical rainforest, and 4,000 acres of ocean, including coral reefs. While remote, the islands of American Samoa, true to the meaning of the word Samoa (Islands of Sacred Earth), are welcoming and offer beautiful landscapes and centuries of culture and history.
Seasoned backpacker and adventurer Yang Lu earned the grand prize in the 2015 Share the Experience photo contest with this image of a sunburst captured at sunrise in Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, Utah. Yang has made the outdoors part of his daily life and finds deep connection to the land through his lens.
“My photography is not just for recreation, it is to inspire people to explore these areas." -- Yang Lu
Photo by Yang Lu (www.sharetheexperience.org).
The plantings of cherry trees originated in 1912 as a gift of friendship to the People of the United States from the People of Japan. In Japan, the flowering cherry tree, or "Sakura," is an exalted flowering plant. The beauty of the cherry blossom is a potent symbol equated with the evanescence of human life and epitomizes the transformation of Japanese culture throughout the ages.
DOINews: NE CSC Postdoctoral Fellowship Opportunity in Hydro-climatology, Surface Water Hydrology, Climate Science
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One (or more) postdoctoral (or more senior) research positions in hydro-climatology, surface water hydrology, climate science, and evaluation of climate change impacts are available in the Northeast Climate Science Center and/or the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. The selected researcher will join an active group of faculty, post-docs and graduate students engaged in research projects funded by the Department of Interior, NOAA, and the Nature Conservancy. He/she will be engaged in one or more of the following areas, including the development of surface water hydrology models, assessments and interpretations of global and regional climate models applied to the northeastern and midwestern regions of the US, engagement with natural resource stakeholders in defining climate related research topics, and using structured decision making approaches to address climate change.
The researcher will be supervised by Dr. Richard Palmer, Dr. Casey Brown or other members of the Northeast Climate Science Center (http://necsc.umass.edu/people).
Applicants from appropriate academic backgrounds as outlined above will be considered, but previous experience with stakeholder-driven research is strongly desired. A Ph.D. is required. Interested candidates are encouraged to apply immediately and the position will remain open until filled. Starting salary is expected to be $55,000 but based on experience.
Please send a CV, a cover letter describing research experience and interests, and the names and emails of three references in a single pdf to NE CSC Program Manager Toni Lyn Morelli (firstname.lastname@example.org). This appointment may be renewed (pending satisfactory performance and sufficient funding) for as many as three years.
EEO/AA Policy: UMASS is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and members of minority groups are encouraged to apply.