Funding & awards
Having a reasonably complete profile on LinkedIn, a website, or a Google Scholar profile (depending on the job you want!) is helpful when job hunting.
Advice about careers in conservation
Lucas et al. 2017
"A view of the global conservation job market and how to succeed in it"
Zavaleta et al. 2017
Cons Biol "
Expanding career pathways in conservation science"
Blickley et al. 2013
Graduate Student's Guide to Necessary Skills for Nonacademic Conservation Careers
How to get a job in conservation (and love your work!)
" by James Borrell
Getting a Job in Wildlife Biology
" book, workshops, etc. by Stephanie Manka. Also see her
March 2023 Twitter thread about resumes
Goodrich et al. 2020
Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability.
Who are boundary spanners and how can we support them in making knowledge more actionable in sustainability fields?"
Muir & Schwartz 2009
Academic Research Training for a Nonacademic Workplace: A Case Study of Graduate Student Alumni Who Work in Conservation
"Exploring Ecological Careers"
series by ESA
Interviews with conservationists from around the world
via National Geographic
So you want to save the world
, by Mark Tercek
Canadian Society for Ecology and Evolution
Earthworks: ecology, conservation, biodiversity and restoration
ECOLOG listserv archives
Good Work Canada
Jobs in Environmental Studies and Ecology
Facebook page (Canada-wide, not just at UVic)
Nature Conservancy of Canada
frequently hires for multiple roles.
Quebec Centre for Biodiversity Science
Society for Conservation Biology
Texas A&M Dept. of Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences
The Nature Conservancy
(US and international) frequently hires for multiple roles around the world
Yellowstone to Yukon Conservation Initiative
's job board has positions across western North America
curate a list
of research scholarships and fellowships. A few are below:
AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellowship
Australian Science Policy Fellowship Program
Big list from AAAS of
science-policy fellowships from many disciplines
David Suzuki Foundation Fellowships
Leopold Leadership Program keeps a
database of graduate and postdoc fellowships
Canadian Science Policy Fellowship
for postdocs and professors
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