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CEREO November 2020

PUBLIC NOTICE, UPCOMING JOB ANNOUNCEMENT Pathways Recent Graduate: GS-11/12 Geographer/Physical Scientist (Climate Impacts)

Climate Adaptation Science Centers
Duty Station: Raleigh, NC or Minneapolis, MN

Vacancy announcement ( opening November 16, 2020 with negotiable start date.

Do you know how to analyze and interpret climate model output? Do you like working and learning with experts from other disciplines? Do you want to help other disciplines better understand and use climate science? Then USGS wants you!

We are recruiting for a current or recent graduate student to engage with natural resource managers and USGS scientists to develop and deliver climate science research and technical assistance to better understand the impacts of a changing climate on eastern US ecosystems and species. Applicants should have a firm understanding of climate models and appropriate application of model outputs (including
‘downscaled’ climate model projections) in impact studies. Applicants should have experience working with climate data (observations and modeled) and translating climate science and data into products that are relevant, useful, and useable to partners.
The position will focus on :

  • Conducting quantitative analyses of climate observations and future scenarios at spatial and temporal scales that are relevant to natural resource managers in the eastern US;
  • Integrating climate model projections into species, habitat, and ecosystem response models; and
  • Developing graphics and written summaries to communicate and translate scientific results for use by natural resource managers and decision makers.

Interested but want to know more?

Please contact Ryan Boyles (, Deputy Director, Southeast Climate Adaptation Science Center.


18th Annual People, Prosperity and the Planet (P3) National Student Design Competition Focusing on the P3 Phase I Request for Applications (RFA) and Informational Webinar


Open/Close Dates: November 13, 2020 – February 9, 2021

Informational Webinar:

EPA announces the release of the 18th Annual P3 Awards: A National Student Design Competition Focusing on P3 – Phase I Request for Applications (RFA). This collegiate design competition promotes the use of scientific and engineering principles to create innovative projects to address environmental challenges and develop real-world solutions. EPA is seeking applications in the research areas of Air Quality, Safe and Sustainable Water Resources, Sustainable and Healthy Communities, and Chemical Safety. Innovative research can take the form of wholly new applications or applications that build on existing knowledge and approaches for new uses. Projects must embody the P3 approach, combining intention and capability to improve the quality of people’s lives, provide economic benefits, and protect the environment.

Informational Webinar Meeting Information
Join us for an informational webinar on the P3 RFA. Learn about EPA’s P3 program, topics in this year’s funding opportunity, and how to apply. EPA P3 program experts will be available to answer questions during a question & answer (Q&A) session following the presentation. A copy of the webinar presentation will be available at for those unable to participate in the scheduled webinar.

Webinar Objectives:
• Learn about the P3 Program
• Review topics of open 2020-2021 P3 Phase I RFA
• Learn how to apply for a P3 grant
• Share frequently asked questions

For general information on how to apply, visit

To join the 2020- 2021 P3 Informational Webinar:

AGEN/BSEN 892: Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) from a One Health Perspective

Spring 2021 Tuesdays 1:00-1:50pm

Engage with invited experts and students nationwide to learn about our shared responsibility to understand and address AMR for the health of humans, animals and the environment.

The course is listed as:
ANIM_SCI 504 Special Topics
WEB ARR         Jan 19–Apr 30
Special Topic Title: Special Topics

Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR). Online delivery with at least one opportunity each week for students to interact synchronously with the instructor at the original time identified above. The Instructor will define the synchronous interaction.

Flyer and course outline

Lower Columbia River, Estuary: “One River, Ethics Matter” 7th Annual Conference

December 9-10, 2020

7th annual conference on ethics and the past and future of the Columbia River

River of Time:  From Canoes to Freighters to 2160 and the 7th Generation

Tribal host:  Cowlitz Indian Tribe

Academic host:  Washington State University – Collective for Social and Environmental Justice, Native American Affairs

Sign up for free here: Registration

REU Application

Northwest Climate Adaptation Science Center (NW CASC)

The Northwest Climate Adaptation Science Center (NW CASC) is excited to welcome our 2020-2021 Research Fellows at Washington State University as they kick off their Fellowship activities this fall:

Michelle Audie

Michelle Audie‘s NW CASC research will focus on Decline of the Western Red Cedar: Using Tree Rings to Understand Mortality Patterns and Identify Drought-Resilient Populations Under Climate Change. Michelle’s project investigates the stress and decline of western red cedar throughout the Pacific Northwest. Her study combines field-based data collection, tree ring measurements, statistical analyses and computer-modeling to understand the site characteristics that sustain or degrade western red cedar growth and resilience to drought and other climate stressors.

Kelsey King

Kelsey King‘s NW CASC research will explore Climate Impacts on Nectar Resources of the Endangered Fender’s Blue Butterfly. Kelsey’s project will evaluate the endangered Fender’s blue butterfly’s nectar resources for the near future based on the estimated climate-related timing changes of the butterflies and nectar plants. Kelsey will create a nectar calculator that allows managers to evaluate patches of Fender’s blue habitat to ensure the butterflies have proper nectar resources.

The NW CASC Research Fellowship Program enables graduate students and postdocs from a variety of scientific backgrounds to conduct actionable climate adaptation science in collaboration with regional natural resource managers and decision-makers, while receiving training in the principles of actionable science. Fellows represent NW CASC’s consortium universities across Washington, Oregon, Idaho and Montana. We are thrilled to have these new Fellows on our NW CASC team, helping advance our mission to deliver science to help fish, wildlife, water, land and people adapt to a changing climate. Learn more about the NW CASC’s science, tools, opportunities and events by signing up for the NW CASC Connections newsletter.


Call for Abstracts: 11th Northwest Climate Conference

Abstracts are due Friday, November 27

The 11th Northwest Climate Conference will take place online on April 6-8, 2021.

Special Sessions Abstract Submission

Oral Presentation Abstract Submission

Poster Abstract Submission

The Program Committee welcomes submissions on a range of themes and topics related to climate science, impacts, adaptation and management decisions. We welcome presentations on work that links science, decision makers and communities.

The Northwest Climate Conference (NWCC) is committed to building equity and diversity in climate science, policy, and adaptation practice and supporting equitable climate adaptation outcomes. Abstracts related to these topics are strongly encouraged. If you know of organizations involved in this work, please share the call for abstracts with those organizations.

In addition to soliciting presentations that specifically address climate justice and equitable climate outcomes, all submitting authors are asked to consider how their work connects to issues of diversity and equity, and how the conference can better support equity and diversity in climate science, policy, and adaptation practice.

The Program Committee will group abstracts primarily by theme and secondarily by topic. Topics include drought, wildfire, extreme events, coastal flooding, human and ecosystem health and resiliency planning. Topics of broad interest that are approachable for a wide audience are strongly encouraged. Visit the Northwest Climate Conference website for more information about themes and topics.

The Northwest Climate Conference provides a unique opportunity to learn from and connect with a diverse community of experts fostering a more climate-resilient Northwest. The event brings together practitioners, scientists, tribal communities and decision makers to share knowledge, ideas and best practices related to climate change science, impacts and adaptation in the Pacific Northwest.