[PCA] JOB: Botanical Coordinator - Andes-Amazon Endemic SpeciesMapping Project (Arlington, VA)

Plant Conservation plant at plantconservation.org
Wed Jun 8 14:20:52 CDT 2005

See the notice below for contact info on the position.

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From: botany at panther.natureserve.org On Behalf Of Amanda Morris
Sent: Wednesday, June 08, 2005 10:59 AM
To: botany at panther.natureserve.org
Subject: [Botany] Botanical Coordinator - Andes-Amazon Endemic
SpeciesMapping Project

POSITION TITLE:          Botanical Coordinator - Andes-Amazon Endemic
Species Mapping
SUPERVISOR:                          Project Manager
LOCATION:                      Arlington, Virginia
DATE POSTED:                         June 3, 2005
CLOSING DATE:                        June 17, 2005
PROJECT DURATION:        16 Months


NatureServe is a non-profit conservation organization that provides the
scientific information and tools needed to help guide effective
conservation action. NatureServe and its network of natural heritage
programs are the leading source for information about rare and endangered
species and threatened ecosystems.

NatureServe represents an international network of biological
inventories-known as natural heritage programs or conservation data
centers-operating in all 50 U.S. states, Canada, Latin America and the
Caribbean. Together we collect and manage detailed local information on
plants, animals, and ecosystems, and develop information products, data
management tools, and conservation services to help meet important
conservation needs. The objective scientific information about species and
ecosystems developed by NatureServe is used by all sectors of society,
including conservation groups, government agencies, corporations, academia,
and the public, to make informed decisions about managing our natural

NatureServe is headquartered in Arlington, Virginia, with regional offices
in Boston, Minneapolis, Durham, Boulder, and Ottawa, Ontario. NatureServe
offers a results-oriented and collaborative workplace where a common
mission provides focus and excitement and where staff are empowered to
take ownership of projects and mission success.  This position is not
eligible for the full benefits program offered by NatureServe.


The Botany Coordinator will coordinate the timely delivery of endemic
species databases from external partners in Peru, Bolivia, and the United
States. The Coordinator will review these databases for errors,
duplications, and format differences and join them into one final database.
The Coordinator will also be responsible for filling gaps in databases by
contacting additional herbaria on a national and international level.  The
Botanical Coordinator will communicate with regional experts for the
revision of species distribution maps produced from the species databases.

The project "Mapping Ecological Systems and Endemic Species in Support of
Conservation Planning in the upper Amazon Watershed of Peru and Bolivia"
will make significant strides toward understanding the biodiversity and
protection patterns of representative endemic species and all ecological
systems across the study area.  This position represents an excellent
opportunity for the application of science in conservation, establishing
connections with a wide range of scientists, and occasional travel to
Bolivia and Peru. As leaders in this effort, NatureServe will work closely
with partner institutions to carry out the science, planning, management
and monitoring aspects of this project.


   *  Coordinate with external data providers for the timely
delivery of plant locality data
   *  Manage databases and consolidate all plant species data
   *  Assist in defining list of selected endemic species
   *  Coordinate with NatureServe species range modeling team
   *  Coordinate the revision of preliminary range maps with experts
   *  Fill data gaps by obtaining locality data from international
   *  Coordinate with NatureServe botanists to upload data to central
database (Biotics)
   *  Provide input into the modeling of new and existing centers of
   *  Communicate with NatureServe and partner institutions in Spanish and
   *  Provide technical assistance with georeferencing species localities
and database management


   *  Master's degree (preferred) in botany, biology, or closely
related field
   *  Advanced database management skills (MS Access)
   *  Ability to work independently and effectively coordinate databases
acquisition from external data providers
   *  Project management experience preferred
   *  Good communication skills in Spanish and English (written and
   *  Experience working with herbarium collections
   *  Familiarity with South American plant families and taxonomy
   *  Familiarity with Arc-View GIS software
   *  Interest in species range mapping and modeling
   *  Occasional domestic and international travel (Peru and Bolivia)
   *   Demonstrated interest in ecological conservation


Please send resume and cover letter to:

    Attn: Job #SD506031
    1101 Wilson Blvd., 15th Floor
    Arlington, VA 22209
    E-mail:  natureserve_jobs at natureserve.org
    (Please refer to Job #506031 in subject line)

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