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ECCN News – March 2022 

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With spring arriving, here’s a throwback to an ECCN blog from 2018: “What do fish and flowers have in common?” 🐟 🌷

Seminars, Webinars, Lectures & Resources

Limited Spots Available for the 2022 AMS Summer Policy Colloquium

The American Meteorological Society Policy Program is pleased to announce the 2022 competition for support to attend the AMS Summer Policy Colloquium ( The Colloquium will occur from June 5-10, 2022 in Washington, DC with additional virtual opportunities throughout the summer. Participation in the Colloquium is open to all but will be limited to 40 individuals. 

Climate Change Research in the News

IPCC Sixth Assessment Report

Climate Change 2022: Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability

The Working Group II contribution to the IPCC Sixth Assessment Report assesses the impacts of climate change, looking at ecosystems, biodiversity, and human communities at global and regional levels. It also reviews vulnerabilities and the capacities and limits of the natural world and human societies to adapt to climate change.

Jobs, MS & Ph.D. Positions, Fellowships

Portland State University is hiring a postdoctoral scholar in weather and climate science

The postdoc will be supervised by Dr. Paul Loikith and join the Portland State Climate Science Lab. The position is initially for two years, with a possible extension. The postdoc will contribute to research on evaluating the skill with which climate models simulate precipitation extremes with the proper driving meteorological mechanisms over the Contiguous United States (mechanisms include atmospheric rivers, tropical cyclones, mesoscale convective systems, etc.). Research will entail developing automated meteorological mechanism identification software, building a robust observations-based climatology of key driving mechanisms of extreme precipitation, and using this climatology as a target for a multi-model evaluation. The postdoc will also be responsible for documenting and publishing code developed to carry out the analysis.

Research opportunity: Indigenous Pacific Islander and Native Hawaiian Climate Engagement

Apply by April 15

The USGS and PI-CASC are seeking applicants for a research opportunity involving Indigenous Pacific Islander and Native Hawaiian climate engagement, a position to be located in Hilo, Hawaiʻi or managed remotely. The selected participant will develop, conduct, and synthesize research and traditional ecological knowledge with and for indigenous Pacific islanders and Native Hawaiians relevant to PI-CASC’s mission to provide science and equivalent knowledge basis for wildlife, ecosystems, and people to adapt to a changing climate. For more details, visit the ORISE website and apply before April 15, 2022.

Program Manager and Researcher

The Ecosystem Science and Sustainability department at Colorado State University is accepting applications for a Program Manager and Research position. This position offers an exciting opportunity to work with a dynamic, international community of research and practice focused on mountain sustainability through a lens of collaboration, justice and equity. The position includes overall management and support of the network; collaborative research on mountain sustainability and implementation of just and sustainable futures; strategic planning and implementation of evolving organizational structure and governance; workshop planning and implementation; fundraising and grant writing.

Agents of Change in Environmental Justice Cohort

Deadline for submissions: April 15

Environmental Health News is currently recruiting for the next Agents of Change cohort. The Agents of Change program trains early career scientists from systematically marginalized backgrounds in science communication and public engagement, and provides channels for broad dissemination of their stories, and research contributions through public-facing, multimedia platforms. Starting June 1, the program will be administered through the Environmental Health Sciences department at Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health. This is a remote fellowship. 

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