The Los Tuxtlas Tropical Biology Station is a facility of the Institute of Biology of the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) ; the main objectives of the station are research and conservation of the tropical rainforest.
The Institute of Tropical Forest Conservation (ITFC) is a biodiversity conservation-oriented post-graduate research institute of Mbarara University of Science and Technology (MUST). It is located on the edge of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site in South West Uganda.
Ph D Position - Plant-Herbivore Interactions - University of Utah
Posted 17 May 2013
The Kursar/Coley lab at the University of Utah is looking for a Ph.D. ecologist or chemical ecologist with an interest in plant-herbivore interactions. A background in chemistry is useful but not essential. This could include analytical chemistry, metabolomics, chemoinformatics, or the use of statistical packages for the analysis of large data sets from LC-MS or GC-MS.
The primary responsibility will be the analysis by LC-MS of the secondary metabolites, including non-protein amino acids, saponins and highly diverse phenolics, of multiple species in a genus of tropical tree, Inga, in a project funded by NSF. Our lab owns and has full-time access to a Waters I-class UPLC with a Xevo-G2 Q-ToF detector. The position also entails care of the LC-MS. All maintenance is covered by contract with Waters. The ideal candidate will have an excellent record of publication. The position also entails interacting with graduate students and co-supervision of undergraduates.
III International Congress on Biodiversity of the Guiana Shield
Posted 15 May 2013
The third International Biodiversity Congress on Biodiversity of the Guiana Shield will be held between 5-8 August 2013 at Torarica Hotel, Paramaribo, Suriname.The theme of the conference is Biodiversity conservation and economic development: Defining green development of natural resources within the Guiana Shield. The congress is supported by UNDP. Website.
ATBC Woman in Science winner of the 2013 Whitley Award
Posted 03 May 2013
Dr Aparajita Datta’s love of nature and animals began in the classroom, inspired by the books of Gerald Durrell and James Herriot. Arriving at the Pakke Tiger Reserve in Arunachal Pradesh in North East India in 1995 to study the impact of logging on arboreal creatures including squirrels and primates, her attention was instantly captured by the charismatic hornbills and she went onto study them for her PhD. (Source : whitleyaward.org)
Aparajita Datta and Cagan Sekercioglu won the 2013 Whitley Award
Posted 03 May 2013
The Association for Tropical Biology and Conservation is very proud to announce that two ATBC members received the 2013 Whitley Award: Aparajita Datta is the Winner of the 2013 Whitley Award donated by WWF-UK and Cagan Sekrcioglu is the Winner of the 2013 Whitley Gold Award donated by The Friends of Whitley Fund for Nature. The 2013 Whitley Awards Ceremony – the 20th anniversary of these awards – was held on the 2nd of May at The Royal Geographical Society in London. The Ceremony was hosted by Kate Humble with the Whitley Awards presented to the winners by WFN Patron, HRH The Princess Royal. Congratulations to all winners.
A Celebration of Our Accomplishments - An Initiative for the Future. In the early 1960’s, field biologists from the Universidad de Costa Rica and several U.S. universities came together to strengthen research and graduate education in tropical biology. In 2013 we celebrate 50 years of the Organization for Tropical Studies, now an international leader in tropical biological research and education. This year we invite you to join in the celebration of our accomplishments and in new initiatives to take us into the next 50 years. Here you will find details of the many planned activities. Highlights include: