Archive | January, 2016

Job Announcements

Mount Cuba Center, Inc.Mt. Cuba Center is seeking a post-doctoral candidate to study terrestrial orchids in the state of Delaware on a 2-year fellowship. This orchid post-doc will lead the Native Orchids of Delaware project, conducting field work on orchid ecology and habitat associates. The job also entails collection of seed and root tissue, vital for future orchid propagation, and management of geographic and informational databases. Details

Ghost Hunters- video

IMG0273PolyradiconThe Orchid Recovery Program, based at Illinois College, has conducted orchid research and established conservation efforts in regions as diverse as Costa Rica, Cuba, and Madagascar. Here in the US, students under the direction of Professor Lawrence Zettler, have been tracking the elusive “ghost orchid” at the Florida Panther National Wildlife Refuge for nearly a decade. Students Justin Mably and Shannon Skarha discuss their efforts with Ernesto Mujica of Cuba’s Ministry of Science ECOVIDA Research Center, where a similar monitoring program has been implemented. video