martes, 19 de junio de 2012

Elizabeth E. Bascom Fellowship in Conservation Biology

The Missouri Botanical Garden (MBG) announces the Elizabeth E. Bascom Fellowship in Conservation Biology. The purpose of the Fellowship is to broaden the Fellows’ expertise and experience in conservation biology. Utilizing varied techniques and resources, Fellows will participate in scientific research projects and activities related to the population dynamics of rare plants, restoration of endangered plant species, ex situ conservation of native plant species, germination ecology of rare plants, and effects of climate change on the spatial distribution of
plants. Fellows will be encouraged to develop a small, independent research project related to themes of current research activities at MBG’s Center for Conservation and Sustainable Development (CCSD) Opportunities may be available for the Fellow to participate in national workshops and meetings that provide training in conservation biology. (

The Fellowship will cover the costs of round-trip air travel to St. Louis and lodging in MBG’s visitor apartments, and will provide a stipend for food, local transportation, and other incidental expenses in St. Louis for a period of up to three months. Fellows will be expected to travel with CCSD staff
to conduct fieldwork in the Midwestern United States; all travel expenses and accommodations for fieldwork will be covered by MBG. During their stay, Fellows will have the opportunity to participate in interdisciplinary activities that enrich their experience and strengthen their professional development through interaction with a vibrant community of conservation biologists, ecologists, and evolutionary biologists at MBG, Washington University, the University of Missouri-St. Louis, and Saint Louis University.