CORVALLIS, Ore. - Postgraduate students in fisheries and related fields are eligible to apply for two new natural resources fellowships that will give them a year of on-the-ground work in resource conservation and management.

The fellowships, part of the Sea Grant Scholars program, are a collaborative effort between Oregon Sea Grant and the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife. They are open to any doctoral or master's level graduate student or recent graduate who will have completed a degree in marine ecology, zoology, fisheries, resource management, statistics or related fields by the time the fellowships start.

The purpose is to provide two postgraduates with one year each of technical work experience and training while contributing to ODFW's mission to protect and enhance Oregon's fish and wildlife and their habitats for use and enjoyment by present and future generations.

Jan. 29 is the application deadline for the Fisheries Natural Resources Fellowship, which will place the recipient with ODFW Marine Resources Program staff in Newport. The fellow will concentrate efforts to reconstruct estimates of historical rockfish catch in Oregon's commercial and sport fisheries.

The Marine Habitat Natural Resources Fellowship, with an application deadline of March 1, will also be located at ODFW's Newport office, concentrating on quantitatively describing the distribution, abundance, and habitat associations of bottom-dwelling marine invertebrates that occur on near-shore rocky reefs in Oregon's coastal zone.

For more information about these and other Sea Grant Scholars fellowships, visit:


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Julie Risien, 541-737-4440