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ECCN News – March 2021

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Assessing the impact of an online climate science community: The Early Career Climate Forum by Dr. Meaghan Guckian et al. in Weather, Climate, and Society (early online release March 10, 2021).


Seminars, Webinars, Lectures & Resources

Going through a Career Event Early in your Career

Thursday, March 18

The American Meteorological Society is putting on a talk: “Experiencing a major event early in the career can be one of the most challenging aspects for scientists. Hear stories and guidance from individuals who have been there before.”

Engaging Anthropologists in the National Climate Assessment: Opportunities and Lessons Learned

Thursday, March 25

At this panel, anthropologists will share their experiences with working on assessments and discuss opportunities for NCA engagement.


Climate Change Research in the News

AAAS News: NSF Director Lays Out Vision for Future of U.S. Science

U.S. National Science Foundation director Sethuraman Panchanathan discussed the future of the NSF, saying that demographics of the research community need to match demographics of the nation in order to bring in transformative ideas. He also said that the NSF moves forward with a “double helix of exploratory research in synergy with translational research.” 

Dr. Katharine Hayhoe Chosen as The Nature Conservancy’s Chief Scientist

Riding a wave of optimism about renewed global climate action, The Nature Conservancy (TNC) is thrilled to announce the appointment of Professor Katharine Hayhoe as its new Chief Scientist. 


Jobs, Internships, MS & Ph.D. Positions

The USGS is hiring! 

Multiple positions open from 3/15-3/19

The U.S. Geological Survey Water Mission Area is hiring multiple Data Scientists, Machine Learning Specialists, and Water Information Product Managers. Apply online at USA Jobs, where the positions will open and applications will be accepted March 15-19th. For all positions, an unofficial transcript and detailed resume summarizing job qualifications and relevant skills is needed.

Postdoctoral Research Scholar – Applied Ecology

Currently accepting applications

This is a two (2) year position, contingent on availability of funding, based in the Department of Applied Ecology and the Southeast Climate Adaptation Science Center at North Carolina State University in close collaboration with the Department of Statistics.

Postdoctoral Researcher in Boreal Wildfire Dynamics

Applications received by March 22, 2021 will be prioritized

The Alaska CASC and the University of Alaska Fairbanks are seeking early career researchers interested in wildland fire and climate change. They are searching for a scientist interested in boreal wildfire dynamics and natural resource management in Alaska including delivering actionable science that meets the needs of wildland fire managers from a regional to national scale. 


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