Arctic Soil/Plant Ecology Opportunity

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    In the hopes that those who occupy the edge niche can thrive...

    For those of the mind that, to move the masses, the lever needed by permaculture must be two-pronged (one tine empirical, and the other theoretical), whenever I see an opportunity for either the permaculture community or the scientific community to contribute to the other's dharma, I will post it. These don't come along as often as one would wish, but they are definitely increasing in frequency of occurrence!

    One admonition to any takers, which I only pose because I have learned this lesson the hard way many, many a time... as James Lovelock noted in the preface to "Gaia", most scientists tend to be rather skeptical of other belief systems, so it might be best, when initially contacting them, to restrict your queries to the offensive. What I'm suggesting is that you might find better success if you ask them questions, so as to let them do the explaining. Then you may find that most scientists actually believe in permaculture ethics, but are not permitted to espouse them as such, given the confines of the scientific belief in "objectivity". Of course your permaculturian CVs will speak resoundingly to the ethic, which is what matters most.

    Date: Fri, 3 Jun 2005 06:00:00 -0800
    Subject: Summer Internship Opportunity - Arctic Field Ecology Program

    Summer Arctic Internship Opportunity
    18 July - 11 August 2005
    Arctic Field Ecology Program
    University of Minnesota

    For further information, please contact:
    William Gould
    E-mail: [email protected]

    The Arctic Field Ecology Program is looking for two student interns to
    assist with research projects associated with the Arctic Field Ecology
    class. Applicants should be involved in or beginning graduate studies
    and have interests and experience in one of these two areas:
    - soil ecology, particularly microbial ecology
    - phytosociology of arctic vegetation

    Selected interns will assist with and participate in the field class,
    assist with ongoing research, and develop a project that will lead to
    publication. Field dates are 18 July to 11 August and the expedition
    will meet in Inuvik, Canada. Field work will be in take place in a
    variety of sites in the Canadian Arctic.

    If you are interested, please send a short description of your
    experience and interests and a CV to:
    William Gould
    E-mail: [email protected]

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