These links range from environmentally themed job search websites, to unique and inspiring non-profit organizations, and tips on how to maintain a work life balance. If you would like to contribute more Student Section links, please contact us!
A search engine for jobs and internships with an activity related to Renewable Energy, Science & Technology, Environmental Internships, Green Management Jobs and other activities with a positive environmental impact.
A free web portal to advertise and search for environmental jobs and resumes. Can search by category, keyword, location and job type! Over 700 job postings and 800 resumes are currently posted on the site.
A source of free educational materials on ecology, conservation, and the environment. This site provides excellent photographs and resources for educators ranging from grade school teachers to college professors.
Wildlife Disease News Digest
An internet based news service that reports on wildlife diseases, morbidity and mortality, especially as they relate to human and ecosystem health. This website is produced by the NBII Wildlife Disease Information Node, and focuses its reports on emerging infectious diseases, zoonoses, environmental toxins, population threats, unexplained incidents, die-offs, and more.
ProMED-mail: Program for Monitoring Emerging Diseases
A global electronic reporting system for outbreaks of emerging infectious diseases & toxins affecting humans, animals and plants. Can subscribe to the Pro-MED list serv to receive regular e-mail notifications of current outbreaks.
Conservation through Public Health
This non-profit organization integrates Mountain Gorilla conservation with human public health. Through their work in education and animal and human health surveillance, CTPH has made significant strides in controlling disease transmission and promoting winning attitudes towards conservation and public health.
The Center for Sustainable Engineering
Established by Carnegie Mellon University, the University of Texas at Austin, and Arizona State University in 2005 and supported by the NSF and EPA the "goal of the Center is to develop and implement activities to enhance education in Sustainable Engineering at colleges and universities around the world" by offering workshops, a website of peer-reviewed educational materials on Sustainable Engineering and an assessment of SE courses and programs around the US.
This group was recently funded to promote a "cooperative partnership between veterinarians and wildlife professionals". The website, still being developed, offers "guidance and support for members of the veterinary community pursuing careers in the field of conservation medicine".
The Earth Portal
This site is hosted by the American National Council for Science and Education; Access to the site is free. Additionally users can be registered (at no cost) to join the newsletter service and forum of the portal. This is an inter-disciplinary resource for environmental and social scientists. It includes access to peer-reviewed articles, scholars' commentaries and topical news and events. The topics covered include: biodiversity, climate change, energy, environmental health, globalization, marine ecology, pollution, and water issues. This is a user friendly resource particularly useful for inter-disciplinary updates, and access to resources, on a variety of global and local environmental and social issues. Although some of the articles on this portal are peer reviewed, other information may not be so.
This is the site of the Co-Operation on Health and Biodiversity initiative (COHAB). This initiative is sponsored by a number of international organisations including the UNDP, IUCN and UNEP amongst others. Access to the site is free of charge and no registration is required. The site includes information on issues relating to policy development regarding human health and biodiversity. Livelihood and food security, emerging infectious diseases, natural and medicinal products, and disaster prevention are the main issues that this site addresses. Indigenous traditions and implications of climate change will also be added to this site. There is a strong emphasis on the development of inter-disciplinary collaborative projects. The site mainly targeted to policy developers, but it would also be of interest to researchers, students, and practitioners in the fields of public health and biodiversity conservation.
British Ecological Society
The British Ecological Society (BES) is an independent registered charity, and one of the best established and most authoritative organisations promoting the study of ecology. The website of the BES is rich in educational and research resources, including peer reviewed journals. Subscription (£20 per journal/ £10 for students) for access to some of the journal papers is required, but gaining free access may also be possible. The site has information on a variety of issues relating to the ecology of species, habitats and the interactions amongst these and human society. The site is targeted to researchers, students, teachers, public and the media. It has further links to conferences and related events, educational courses and research programmes, as well as information on funding and career development. It is a very useful site, even though it may lack some information on public health topics.
Ecological Society of America
The Ecological Society of America (ESA) is an independent registered not-for-profit organisation, and one of the best established and most authoritative organisations promoting the study of ecology. The website of the ESA is rich in educational and research resources, including peer reviewed journals. Subscription (various fees for professionals/ $15 to $25 for students) for access to some of the journals is required, although others are free. The site has information on a variety of issues relating to the ecology of species, habitats and the interactions amongst these and human society. The site is targeted to researchers, students, teachers, public and the media. It has further links to conferences and related events, educational courses and research programmes, as well as information on funding and career development. It is a very useful site, even though it may lack some information on public health topics.
This website is dedicated to ecosystem management, and is provided by the World Conservation Union's (IUCN) Commission for Ecosystem Management (CEM). The site has many resources on ecosystem management, restoration, biological indicators, ecosystem management tools and other related services. The publications section has a good range of reports that can be accessed free of charge. The resources in this site will be of interest to researchers, policy makers, and practitioners in ecosystem management, ecosystem services, and community development.
- On developing a research plan: http://serc.carleton.edu/NAGTWorkshops/earlycareer/research/plan.html
- On grant writing: http://www.epa.gov/ogd/recipient/tips.htm
- On publishing: http://serc.carleton.edu/NAGTWorkshops/earlycareer/research/publishing.html
- On life in academia: http://serc.carleton.edu/NAGTWorkshops/careerprep/jobsearch/profiles.html
- On giving a presentation:http://openwetware.org/images/0/00/EvenBetterGMPresentations3.pdf
- On teaching http://chronicle.com/http://serc.carleton.edu/NAGTWorkshops/coursedesign/tutorial/strategies.html
- On job talks, interviewing and contract negotiations:www.sivacracy.net/2008/01/advice_on_academic_job_talk_vi.html serc.carleton.edu/NAGTWorkshops/careerprep/jobsearch/interviewing.html serc.carleton.edu/NAGTWorkshops/careerprep/jobsearch/negotiating.html
- On dual career couple issues: serc.carleton.edu/NAGTWorkshops/careerprep/jobsearch/dualcareer.html
- On work-life balance: serc.carleton.edu/NAGTWorkshops/earlycareer/balance/index.html http://serc.carleton.edu/NAGTWorkshops/earlycareer/balance/casestudies.html
- Pregnancy: http://www.socwomen.org/about/heyjane12.pdf
- Women in geosciences links (including Earth Sciences Women's network ESWN): http://www.geo.cornell.edu/eas/PeoplePlaces/Faculty/mahowald/women/Women.htm