Spring is coming early in 3/4 of national parks, according to a new study. Awesome? Not so much. As flowers bloom earlier every year, it’s disrupting the link between the wildflowers and the arrival of birds, bees, and butterflies that feed on and pollinate the flowers. In Shenandoah, an earlier spring is giving invasive plants a head start, and they’re displacing native wildflowers, leading to costly management issues.
Before the 1960s almost everything about living openly as a lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender (LGBT) person was illegal. New York City laws against homosexual activities were particularly harsh. The Stonewall Uprising on June 28, 1969 is a milestone in the quest for LGBT civil rights and provided momentum for a movement.
Vine Creek Ranch at Death Valley National Park. Steady drought and record summer heat make Death Valley a land of extremes. Towering peaks are frosted with winter snow. Rare rainstorms bring vast fields of wildflowers. Lush oases harbor tiny fish and refuge for wildlife and humans. Despite its morbid name, a great diversity of life survives in Death Valley.
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.
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 (email@example.com). 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.