Researcher in Evolutionary Biology (Plant Speciation)

A 3-year research position is available at the Natural History Museum (NHM), University of Oslo. The position is connected to the project SpArc (High speciation rates in Arctic plants: genomic mechanisms and relevance to the latitudinal diversity gradient), funded by the Research Council of Norway for four years from 2015.

More info at: http://uio.easycruit.com/vacancy/1336993/71922?iso=no

PhD position in plant speciation

A 4-year PhD position is  available at the Natural History Museum (NHM), University of Oslo. The position is connected to the project SpArc (High speciation rates in Arctic plants: genomic mechanisms and relevance to the latitudinal diversity gradient), funded by the Research Council of Norway for four years from 2015.

More info at: http://uio.easycruit.com/vacancy/1336803/71922?iso=no

ForBio course “Introduction to GPS and GIS” in Oslo October 13-14, 2014.

Dear all,

ForBio invite you to the course “Introduction to GPS and GIS” in Oslo October 13-14, 2014.

The course will provide basic understanding of GPS devices and the recording of geographic coordinates during field work. We will also explore map making using GIS tools such as Quantum GIS and R. The participants will learn how to access and download species occurrence data from the GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility) portal and how-to share and publish data from own field work to GBIF.

More information about the course can be found at http://www.forbio.uio.no/events/courses/2014/gis_intro.html.

Application deadline is September 15, 2014.

Contact Heidi Solstad (Heidi.solstad@ntnu.no) if you have any questions.

Cheers,
Magnus

Førstelektor/førsteamanuensis vid Høgskolen i Hedmark

Førstelektor/førsteamanuensis/(evt. person med professorkompetanse) i biologiske/økologiske eller naturgeografisk fagområde, Høgskolen i Hedmark

Om stillingen

Det er ledig en stilling som førstelektor/førsteamanuensis/(evt. person med professorkompetanse) i biologiske/økologiske eller naturgeografisk fagområde ved Avdeling for anvendt økologi og landbruksfag, Høgskolen i Hedmark, fra og med 1. august 2014 (eller så raskt som mulig). Den som ansettes får ansvaret for å introdusere våre bachelorstudenter i første klasse til artskunnskap (planter, insekter, fisk, fugl, pattedyr). Det kan også være aktuelt å undervise i grunnleggende naturkompetanse som klima, naturgeografi og/eller geologi. Avhengig av kvalifikasjoner og interesse vil den som ansettes også få FoU-tid og til en viss grad kunne utvikle egen forskning. Det er likevel tenkt at dette i hovedsak er en undervisningsstilling og vi søker derfor hovedsakelig etter kandidater som er engasjerte og gode lærere.

Se mer info på https://www.webcruiter.no/WcMain/AssignmentSearch.aspx?company_id=241100&link_source_id=0.

ForBio course: Introduction to Bioinformatics for Biosystematics

Dear all,

The Research School in Biosystematics – ForBio – invites to the course “Introduction to Bioinformatics for Biosystematics”.

Basic programming skills are becoming essential for handling large datasets and performing complex analyses in biosystematics. This course aims to provide the students with tools to solve practical problems often encountered in biosystematic research. Course topics include Python, R, and SQL. An introduction is arranged September 14-15 for participants without previous experience of GNU/Linux and Bash.

Place and time: Natural History Museum, Oslo, Norway; September 15-19, 2014.

GNU/Linux and Bash introduction September 13-14, 2014.

Application deadline is August 8, 2014.

More information about the course and how to apply can be found at www.forbio.uio.no/events/courses/2014/bioinfointro2014.html

The course is arranged by the Research school in biosystematics – ForBio. There is no course fee, and PhD students/postdocs registered at Nordic universities can become ForBio members and will then have travel accommodation costs covered. For information about ForBio and membership etc, please see www.forbio.uio.no/membership/

Welcome!
ForBio/Magnus

ForBio and Luomus course: Biodiversity Informatics and Data Management

Dear all,

We are happy to invite you to our first-time-ever course on biodiversity informatics and data management.

When: 29 July -1 August 2014

Where: Kilpisjärvi Biological Station, University of Helsinki, Finland http://www.helsinki.fi/kilpis/english/

What: A course for graduate students, postdocs, and researchers which explores data tools beyond MS Excel and R! What are the modern, efficient, mistake-proof ways to collect and manage field and lab data, identifiers, traits, and environmental variables? How can you store your data to easily integrate with external databases? This course covers basics of data collecting and data management but leaves out data analysis to other courses.

How much: No course fee. Nordic PhD students and postdocs are encouraged to join ForBio – the Research School in Biosystematics, since members are reimbursed for course-related travel costs and accommodation in shared rooms and food at Kilpisjärvi Station. ForBio may also support masters students registered at Nordic universities who provide compelling evidence that they need the course for their thesis work. ForBio will not cover any expenses (e.g., food, travel, or accommodation costs) for ForBio associates attending the course.

Registration deadline: June 11, 2014 – so hurry!

More info: http://www.forbio.uio.no/events/courses/2014/biodiv_informatics.html

All welcome!

Luomus/Dmitry and ForBio/Magnus

ForBio and University of Gothenburg course: “Species Tree Phylogenetics”

Dear all,

ForBio and University of Gothenburg are pleased to invite you to the course: “Species Tree Phylogenetics” taking place at Kristineberg Marine Research Station, Sweden, October 20-24, 2014.

The course will present a theoretical framework and practical approaches to species tree phylogenetics of complex and/or big data sets.

More information about the course and a preliminary program can be found at www.forbio.uio.no.

Application deadline is September 1, 2014.

Cheers,
Magnus/ForBio

ForBio course: Subarctic terrestrial field course in Finland

Dear all,
ForBio is offering a Subarctic terrestrial field course at Kevo, Finland, on 4-11 July 2014.
This taxonomy field course in northern subarctic Finland will provide PhD students and postdocs in biosystematics with field experience and species identification skills.†We will have parallel groups working on lichens, bryophytes, vascular plants and insects, with daily specialist led field excursions and identification sessions. In addition to visiting biotopes in the vicinity of the Kevo Subarctic Research Institute, we will have a day trip to the Norwegian coast.
For more information and how to apply, see http://www.forbio.uio.no/events/courses/2014/subarctic_field_course.html or contact Aino Hosia aino.hosia@um.uib.no.
Please note that the application deadline is already on 12 May 2014!
Welcome!

 

ForBio workshop: Bayesian inference using BEAST

Dear all,

ForBio is organizing a workshop “Bayesian inference using BEAST”.  The workshop will take place May 26-30, 2014 at the Natural History Museum, University of Oslo. The workshop aims to help those that have some experience of Bayesian model based phylogenetics and have worked through the BEAST tutorials and run a bit of analyses and start to wonder about what’s going on “under the hood”.

More information about the workshop and how to register can be found at http://www.forbio.uio.no/

Welcome!

ForBio/Magnus

ForBio course: An introduction to geometric morphometrics using R

Dear all,

ForBio is organizing the course ‘An introduction to geometric morphometrics using R’ in Tromsø (Skibotn Field Station, May 5-9, 2014). Geometric morphometrics is a great technique used extensively in analyses of organisms’ shape and function across all systematic groups from a full organisms to its smallest parts and color patterns.  We assembled a great team of instructors and it is going to be a very interesting course.  The deadline for registration is 16 March 2014.  Please read more about the course on ForBio website: http://www.forbio.uio.no/events/courses/2014/zoomorphometrics.html

Do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions,
Sergei V. Drovetski
Researcher and ForBio coordinator
Department of Natural History, Tromsø University Museum,
University of Tromsø – The Arctic University of Norway,
PO Box 6050 Langnes, NO-9037 Tromsø, Norway

e-mail: sdrovetski@gmail.com
Telephone: +47 77620779