Last update: 7/1/2002 (Post dates from the last two weeks in red)
|Research Forester||USDA Forest Service, North Central Research Station||9/1/02||6/18/02|
|Director of Scientific Programs||Ecological Society of America||8/30/02||6/27/02|
|Forest Ecology||Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences||8/15/02||6/10/02|
|Quantitative Fisheries Ecologist||University of Vermont||7/31/02||6/28/02|
|Plant Ecology Lecturer||University of Queensland (Australia)||7/31/02||6/26/02|
|Plant Eco-Physiologist||Louisiana State University||7/31/02||6/25/02|
|Community/Ecosystem Ecologist||Louisiana State University||7/31/02||5/20/02|
|Nematode Ecology||Colorado State University||7/26/02||6/25/02|
|Molecular Conservation Ecologist||Chicago Botanic Garden||7/22/02||6/5/02|
|Conservation and Environmental Sciences Program Coordinator||University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee||7/20/02||6/27/02|
|Aquatic Ecologist||USGS Leetown Science Center||7/17/02||6/24/02|
|Theoretical Ecology||University of California, Santa Barbara||7/17/02||6/21/02|
|Ecosystem Ecologist/Tree Ecophysiologist||Ohio University||7/15/02||5/29/02|
|Associate Director, Cedar Point Biological Station||University of Nebraska, Lincoln||7/8/02||6/14/02|
|Forest Ecosystem Carbon Modeller||Canadian Forest Service||7/5/02||6/26/02|
|Soil Microbial/Biotic Soil Crust Ecologist||USGS Forest and Rangeland Ecosystem Science Center||7/2/02||6/18/02|
|Biological Invasions||University of California, Davis||7/1/02||6/7/02|
|Plant and Soil C and N Dynamics||University of Arkansas||7/1/02||6/5/02|
|Stream Ecology||Academy of Natural Sciences||7/1/02||5/23/02|
|Limnology||University of Regina (Saskatchewan)||7/1/02||4/29/02|
|Conservation Ecologist/Team Leader||Fairchild Tropical Garden||7/1/02||4/9/02|
|Rangeland Scientist/Ecologist||USDA-ARS (Temple, TX)||6/28/02||6/24/02|
|Biocomplexity/Giant Pandas||Michigan State University||6/27/02|
|Instructor, Wildlife Biology||Colorado State University||6/21/02||5/6/02|
|Ecosystem Ecology and Biogeochemistry||Oregon State University||6/18/02|
|Ecologist/Weed Scientist||USDA, REE, ARS||6/17/02||5/6/02|
|Tree Ecophysiology||Lakehead University (Ontario)||6/15/02||6/4/02|
|Lecturer in Zoology||Vanderbilt University||6/15/02||5/28/02|
|Soil/Fungal Ecology||Cornell University||6/14/02|
|Stream Ecology||University of Texas at Arlington||6/14/02|
|Lead Vegetation Specialist||Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument||6/14/02||5/16/02|
|Scientific Network Manager||Fluxnet-Canada||6/14/02||5/10/02|
|Tropical Forestry||University of Hawaii at Manoa||6/14/02||4/3/02|
|Research Coordinator, North Inlet-Winyah Bay NERR||University of South Carolina||6/12/02||5/16/02|
|Ecological Modelling (2 positions)||CSIRO Sustainable Ecosystems (Australia)||6/7/02||5/14/02|
|Aquatic Ecologist and Fishery Biologist||Grand Canyon Monitoring & Research Center||6/3/02|
|Biological Invasions||SUNY Stony Brook||6/1/02||3/12/02|
|Functional Genomics/Molecular Ecology||Pennsylvania State University||5/31/02|
|Director of Research, Sutton Avian Research Center||University of Oklahoma||5/31/02||4/25/02|
|Landscape Ecology (1)||University of the South (Sewanee)||5/31/02||4/22/02|
|Landscape Ecology (2)||University of the South (Sewanee)||5/31/02||4/22/02|
|Plant Conservation Genetics||Emory University||5/30/02||4/12/02|
|Nitrogen Cycling/Global Change||Oak Ridge National Laboratory||5/28/02|
|Terrestrial Carbon Cycling||Universit Laval (Quebec)||5/26/02||4/29/02|
|Chief, Watershed Ecology Branch||US EPA, Corvallis, Oregon||5/24/02||4/25/02|
|Ecology/Entomology and Wildlife Management||Lincoln University (New Zealand)||5/24/02||4/16/02|
|Fire Ecology||Tall Timbers Research Station||5/20/02||3/13/02|
|Urbanization/Water Quality/GIS||NC Div Water Quality/NCSU||5/20/02|
|Ecophysiologist, Fire Ecologist, and Soil Scientist||US Forest Service, Southern Research Station||5/16/02|
|Instructor, Biology/Marine Science||Coastal Carolina University||5/16/02|
|Landscape Fire Behavior and Effects||University of California, Berkeley||5/15/02||4/5/02|
|Terrestrial Ecosystem Modeler||Oregon State University||5/15/02||4/5/02|
|Plant-Insect Interactions||University of California, Riverside||5/15/02||3/27/02|
|Ecosystem Ecology and Biogeochemistry||University of Wyoming||5/15/02||3/13/02|
|Stream Restoration Analysis||University of Maryland||5/14/02|
|Soil C Sequestration and C/N Dynamics||Texas A&M University||5/14/02|
|Stream Ecology||USEPA, National Exposure Research Laboratory||5/10/02||4/17/02|
|Bioinformatics and Computational Biology||University of Maryland||5/10/02|
|Executive Director||Botanical Society of America||5/10/02|
|Manager, Conservation Programs||Center for Plant Conservation||5/10/02|
|Population Genetics||Florida International University||5/6/02|
|Biodiversity||Colorado State University||5/6/02||3/27/02|
|Marine Ecologist||Northwest Fisheries Science Center||5/3/02||4/3/02|
|Theoretical Ecology/Evolution||University of Toronto||5/1/02||4/8/02|
|Ecological Modeller||CSIRO Entomology (Australia)||4/26/02||4/4/02|
|Research Plant Physiologist, Agronomist, Ecologist, or Soil Scientist||USDA-ARS, U.S. Water Conservation Laboratory||4/26/02||2/15/02|
|Biometeorology||University of California, Berkeley||4/26/02|
|Ecological Risk Assessment||National Center for Environmental Assessment||4/26/02|
|Plant Physiological Ecology||USGS, Canyonlands Field Station||4/25/02|
|Research Coordinator, Flathead Lake Biological Station||University of Montana||4/25/02|
|Landscape Ecology||Duke University||4/23/02|
|Soil Ecologist||Colorado State University||4/22/02||3/19/02|
|Ecological Modeling/Sustainability||Monash University (Australia)||4/19/02||3/8/02|
|Biologist/Ecologist (teaching)||Winona State University||4/16/02|
|Plant-Insect Interactions||Iowa State University||4/15/02|
|Floodplain Dynamics/Ecology||University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science||4/15/02||3/15/02|
|Biodiversity Research Coordinator||University of Washington, Seattle||4/10/02||3/22/02|
|Applied Insect Ecology||University of California, Davis||4/10/02||3/19/02|
|Plant Physiological Ecology/Environmental Physiology||Cornell University||4/10/02|
|Animal Population Geneticist||U.S. Geological Survey-Biological Resources Division||4/9/02|
|Tree Demography and Ecophysiology||Duke University||4/8/02|
|Program Director, National Ecological Observatory Network||American Institute of Biological Sciences||4/5/02|
|Environmental Microbiology||National Center for Environmental Assessment-Cincinnati||4/4/02|
|Weed Ecology||Weeds Cooperative Research Centre (Australia)||4/2/02||3/25/02|
|Ecology||University of Massachusetts Amherst||4/1/02||2/26/02|
|Community/Ecosystem/Landscape Ecologist||University of Puerto Rico, R¡o Piedras||4/1/02||2/14/02|
|Plant Physiological Ecology||California State University, Fullerton||3/29/02||3/5/02|
|Aquatic Ecology||Netherlands Institute of Ecology||3/29/02||2/27/02|
|Ecologist||USGS, Leetown, WV||3/28/02||3/19/02|
|Environmental Biology||Washington University||3/25/02||3/4/02|
|Ecophysiology||Max-Planck-Institute for Biogeochemistry (Germany)||3/22/02||2/19/02|
|Fire/Landscape Ecology||University of Wisconsin-Madison||3/20/02|
|Chief Botanist||Alaska Natural Heritage Program||3/20/02||3/8/02|
|Evolutionary Ecology||University of Memphis||3/20/02||3/4/02|
|Grassland Restoration Ecology/Soil Microbiology||University of California, Davis||3/15/02||3/8/02|
|Wetland Landscape Ecology||University of Florida||3/15/02||2/27/02|
|Ecosystem Ecology and Biogeochemistry||Duke University||3/15/02||2/20/02|
|Nitrogen Cycling||Environmental Protection Agency||3/14/02||2/6/02|
|Invasive Plant Ecology||USDA Invasive Plant Research Laboratory||3/13/02|
|Plant Physiological Ecology||University of Nevada, Las Vegas||3/12/02|
|Plant Disease Ecology||Kansas State University||3/11/02||1/24/02|
|Ecology and Environmental Science||University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science||3/8/02||2/1/02|
|Cheatgrass Control and Aridland Restoration||U Nevada/USGS||3/6/02|
|Forest Ecology||Universit Laval (Quebec)||3/4/02||2/5/02|
|Plant-Herbivore Interactions||Northern Arizona University||3/4/02||2/5/02|
|Ecology||University of Notre Dame Environmental Research Center||3/1/02||1/28/02|
|Atlantic Salmon Foraging Ecophysiology||Canadian Rivers institute||2/27/02|
|Restoration Ecologists||Bitterroot Restoration, Inc.||2/25/02||2/22/02|
|Genetics and Behavior of Shrimp||Virginia Institute of Marine Science||2/22/02||2/7/02|
|Ecological Modeler||Western Kentucky University||2/22/02||2/6/02|
|Estuarine Research||Delaware State University||2/20/02|
|Desert Spring Ecology||University of Nevada, Reno||2/19/02|
|Ecological Forest Restoration in Tanzania||University of Wales||2/19/02||1/28/02|
|Scientific Manager, Stable Isotope Laboratory||University of New Brunswick (Canada)||2/15/02||1/21/02|
|Population Biology||University of California, Davis||2/15/02||12/11/01|
|Molecular Microbial Ecology||University of Wisconsin-Stout||2/15/02||11/21/01|
|Plant Taxonomy (temp. teaching)||University of Arizona, Tucson||2/13/02|
|Plant Environmental Physiology||Boyce Thompson Institute||2/10/02||2/7/02|
|Phycologist/Applied Microbial Ecologist||South Florida Water Management District||2/10/02||1/24/02|
|Small Mammal Ecology||University of California, Davis||2/8/02|
|Gopher Tortoise Ecology||University of South Florida||2/6/02|
|Pasture Systems Modeling||USDA-ARS, University Park, PA||2/1/02|
|Applied Conservation||The Nature Conservancy||2/1/02||9/27/01|
|Molecular Ecology/Population Genetics (Mammals)||University of Antwerp (Belgium)||1/31/02||1/8/02|
|Plant Evolutionary Ecology||Wesleyan University||1/31/02|
|Plant Community Ecologist||Northern Arizona University||1/30/02|
|Viral Disease Ecology||Centers for Disease Control and Prevention||1/28/02|
|Salmon Ecology/Fluvial Geomorphology||Canadian Rivers institute||1/28/02|
|Fish Ecology||Marine Biological Laboratory||1/24/02|
|Aquatic Ecosystem Ecologist||Utah State University||1/22/02||12/26/01|
|Statistical Ecology/Riparian Forest Restoration||University of Montana||1/22/02||12/5/01|
|Butterfly Population Genetics and Ecology||University of Copenhagen (Denmark)||1/21/02|
|Plant Physiological/Evolutionary Ecology||University of Georgia, Athens||1/21/02||12/14/01|
|Natural History Regional Biologist||Missouri Department of Conservation||1/18/02||12/26/01|
|Biodiversity Research Program Specialist||Smithsonian Institution||1/18/02||12/26/01|
|Mendenhall Postdoctoral Research Fellowships||U.S. Geological Survey||1/18/02||11/28/01|
|Trophic Dynamics Modeler||Cooperative Institute for Marine Resources Studies||1/15/02||12/20/01|
|Stream Ecology/Ocean Climate Change (2 positions)||Northwest Fisheries Science Center||1/15/02||12/3/01|
|Senior Ecologist||Harvard Forest||1/15/02||11/28/01|
|Plant-Microbe Ecology||Indiana University||1/15/02||11/16/01|
|Conservation Biology||Northwest Fisheries Science Center||1/15/02||10/18/01|
|Ecologist or Biologist||National Park Service||1/14/02||12/12/01|
|Environmental Microbiology||University of Minnesota Duluth||1/14/02||11/26/01|
|Terrestrial Ecologist||Illinois Chapter of The Nature Conservancy||1/10/02|
|Evolutionary Ecology of Microbes||Stanford University||1/7/02|
|Invasive Plants||Oregon State University||1/7/02||11/15/01|
|Biometeorology||Oregon State University||12/31/01||10/18/01|
|Landscape Ecology||Carleton University||12/31/01||9/14/01|
|Biological Invasions||University of California, Davis||12/15/01||11/19/01|
|Staff Scientist, Climate Science and Impacts||Union of Concerned Scientists||12/15/01||11/12/01|
|Biometrician||Missouri Department of Conservation||12/14/01||11/20/01|
|Climate Change||Forest Research (New Zealand)||12/10/01||11/19/01|
|Biodiversity Outreach Specialist||Union of Concerned Scientists||12/10/01||11/15/01|
|Ecological Modeling/Ecosystems Analysis||The Cadmus Group, Inc.||12/7/01|
|Assistant/Associate Director||Bodega Marine Laboratory||12/1/01||10/16/01|
|Plant Physiology||Duke University||filled||11/30/01|
|Forest Entomology/Ecophysiology/Host-Plant Interactions||Northern Arizona University||11/30/01|
|Forest Modeling||Pacific Northwest Research Station||11/30/01||10/30/01|
|Ecology, Evolution, and Behavior||University of Minnesota||11/30/01||10/18/01|
|Agroecology/Grassland Ecology||University of Illinois||11/30/01||10/02/01|
|Wetland Geomorphology or Succession||Marine Biological Laboratory||11/29/01|
|Soil Ecology (3 positions)||EcoTrain (Europe)||11/28/01|
|Director, NJ School of Conservation||Montclair State University||11/28/01|
|Associate Director, Natural Reserve System||University of California, Santa Barbara||11/26/01||11/01/01|
|Ecophysiology||University of Canterbury, New Zealand||11/26/01||10/29/01|
|Ecologist||U.S. Geological Survey, Mammoth Cave NP||11/23/01||11/13/01|
|Plant Ecologist||Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument||11/20/01||10/31/01|
|Land/Climate Modeling||Center for OceanLandAtmosphere Studies||11/15/01||11/7/01|
|Game Bird Ecology||Oregon State University||11/15/01||10/26/01|
|Ecosystem Ecology||University of Vermont||11/15/01||10/24/01|
|Ecological Genetics/Plant-Herbivore Interactions||University of California, Riverside||11/14/01|
|Ecophysiology||USDA Forest Service, Corvallis, OR||11/13/01|
|Vegetation Classification and Mapping Ecologist||National Park Service||11/13/01||10/15/01|
|Estuarine Research||Mississippi State University||11/12/01||10/19/01|
|Environment and Development||Carleton College||11/5/01||10/10/01|
|Microbiologist/Soil Scientist||USDA-Agricultural Research Service||11/5/01||10/5/01|
|Biological Informatics (20 positions)||National Science Foundation||11/5/01||9/24/01|
|Plant Ecologist||Environmental Research and Wildlife Development Agency (UAE)||11/2/01|
|Landscape Ecology||SUNY ESF||11/1/01||9/4/01|
|Landscape Ecology||University of Western Australia (Perth)||11/?/01||10/24/01|
|Statistician/Environmental Scientist||US EPA||10/30/01||10/5/01|
|Remote Sensing Analysis||University of Maryland||10/30/01||9/26/01|
|Wetland Ecology and Assessment||Michigan State University||10/29/01||10/04/01|
|Microzooplankton Ecology||Station Zoologique, Villefranche-Sur-Mer, France||10/26/01|
|Carbon Cycle Modelling||Australian National University||10/26/01||10/02/01|
|Conservation Ecology||San Diego State University||10/24/01||10/11/01|
|Program Officer, Board on Life Sciences||National Academy of Sciences||10/23/01|
|Plant Physiological Ecology||University of Arizona||10/22/01|
|Executive Director||Institute of Forest Biotechnology||10/22/01||9/21/01|
|Ecology/Hydrology Specialist||Minnesota Center for Environmental Advocacy||10/19/01||9/27/01|
|N Cycling and Turnover in Actic Watersheds||Marine Biological Laboratory||10/18/01|
|Ecosystem Ecology||University of California, Santa Barbara||10/15/01|
|Functional Biodiversity||Max-Planck-Institut fr Biogeochemie||10/15/01|
|Remote Sensing Analysis||Wildlife Conservation Society||10/15/01||9/20/01|
|Elevated CO2/Wetland Hydrology||Smithsonian Environmental Research Center||10/15/01||9/17/01|
|Forest Ecologist||USDA Forest Service||10/15/01||9/7/01|
|Plant Biology Lecturer||Georgia State University||10/15/01||8/31/01|
|Insect Invasion Ecology||Victoria University of Wellington (New Zealand)||10/15/01||8/29/01|
|Coastal Wetland Indicators||University of South Carolina||10/04/01|
|Modeling of Carbon/Water/Energy Exchange||University of Virginia||10/01/01|
|Program Associate||Sonoran Institute||9/26/01|
|Microbial Ecology/Biochemistry||University of Utah||9/24/01|
|Fisheries Biologist||Grand Valley State University||5/1/02||4/3/02|
|Plant Growth and Parasite Defense||Technische Universitaet Muenchen (Germany)||9/5/01|
|Geomicrobiology||University College Dublin (Ireland)||9/4/01|
|Ecological Genetics||University of Louisiana||9/4/01|
|Invasion Ecology||University of California, Davis||9/4/01|
|Applied Tropical Ecologist Lecturer||School for Field Studies||8/29/01|
|Nitrogen Biogeochemistry||University of Illinois||8/27/01|
|Ecosystem Carbon Cycle||University of Lethbridge (Canada)||8/22/01|
|Terrestrial Carbon Cycle||Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory||8/22/01|
|Forest Vegetation Modeling||USDA Forest Service, Corvallis, Oregon||8/22/01|
|Executive Director, Center for Global Change||Duke University||8/21/01|
|Biogeochemistry/Biocomplexity||South Dakota School of Mines and Technology||10/5/01||9/7/01|
|Aquatic Ecology||University of Windsor (Canada)||10/1/01||9/19/01|
|Chief, Ecosystem Characterization Branch||US EPA, ORD, NHEERL, WED||10/1/01||9/7/01|
|Host-Pathogen Coevolution in Amphibians||Washington State University||10/1/01||8/28/01|
|Ecology||Washington State University, Vancouver||10/1/01||8/1/01|
|Ecosystem Modeling in East Africa||Colorado State University/International Livestock Research Institute||9/30/01||8/24/01|
|Watershed Landscape Ecologist||Smithsonian Environmental Research Center||9/28/01||9/11/01|
|Quantitative Avian Ecology||University of California, Berkeley||9/24/01||7/20/01|
|GIS-Data Management Specialist||Oregon State University||9/22/01||8/30/01|
|Biometeorology (3 positions)||Oregon State University||9/15/01||9/12/01|
|Botanist||Montana Natural Heritage Program||9/15/01||8/14/01|
|Landscape Modeling and Birds||University of Montana||9/15/01||7/24/01|
|Stream Ecology||Colorado State University||9/15/01||7/19/01|
|Extinction Risk in Dynamic Landscapes||Kansas State University||9/14/01||8/14/01|
|Urban Ecology||Arizona State University||9/14/01||8/3/01|
|Biocomplexity in African Savannas||Colorado State University||9/7/01||7/19/01|
|Terrestrial Ecosystem Modeler||Oregon State University||9/1/01||7/20/01|
|Botanist (Tropical Systematics)||Royal Botanic Gardens Sydney, Australia||8/31/01||7/30/01|
|Ecosystem Modeling||AgResearch New Zealand||8/31/01||7/9/01|
|Insect Ecology and Biological Control||University of California, Berkeley||8/24/01||7/30/01|
|Orchard IPM||University of California, Berkeley||8/24/01||7/30/01|
|Microbial Ecology||Kent State University||8/14/01|
|Evolutionary Ecology||University of California, Davis||8/1/01|
|Plant Community Ecology||Florida International University||7/30/01|
|Ecological Modeler||Everglades National Park||7/30/01|
|Restoration Ecologist||Applied Ecological Services, Inc.||7/30/01|
|Insect Ecology and Theoretical Ecology/Evolution||University of Wisconsin, Madison||7/25/01|
|Wetland Ecology||Johnson Controls Inc.||7/13/01|
|Ecosystem Modeling (2 positions)||University of Oklahoma||7/9/01|
|Senior Wildlife Scientist||Environmental Defense||7/6/01|
|Assistant Director, Environmental Research Center||University of Notre Dame||8/15/01||7/24/01|
|Ecology/Evolution/Modeling of Fisheries||University of Toronto||8/15/01||6/22/01|
|Plant/Rangeland Ecologist||Desert Research Institute||8/1/01||7/19/01|
|Coral Reef Ecology||University of Miami||8/1/01||7/13/01|
|Theoretical and Statistical Ecology||University of California, Santa Barbara||7/30/01||7/13/01|
|Ecosystem Modeling||New Mexico State University||7/27/01||7/6/01|
National Park Foundation/National Park Service/ESA/Mellon
American Association for the Advancement of Science
National Research Council/US EPA
Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada
National Park Foundation/National Park Service/ESA/Mellon
Older listings: 2000-2001 | 1999-2000
Plant Eco-Physiologist: Research Associate 3, the School of the Coast & Environment/Wetland Biogeochemistry Institute at Louisiana State University (http://www.wetlandbiogeochemistry.lsu.edu/). Qualifications: Master's degree in botany, agronomy, ecology, plant physiology or similar field. Desired: Ph.D. in same fields and related training. Experience in wetland ecology and in the measurement of plant response to environmental stressors; experience conducting plant flood tolerance research. Major Responsibilities: Plant physiological ecologist to conduct laboratory, greenhouse, and field experiments investigating flood tolerance mechanisms of wetland vegetation; measurements of anatomical and physiological responses to rooting hypoxia, design and execution of growth chamber experiments; data analysis and interpretation; manuscript preparations. Anticipated Hire Date: August 1, 2002. Application Deadline: July 31, 2002 or until suitable candidate selected. Submit application, transcripts, description of interests, and 3 references to: Dr. I.A. Mendelssohn, Ref. #023999, Wetland Biogeochemistry Institute, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA 70803-7511. Ph: 225-578-6425. Posted: 6/25/02.
Ecosystem Ecologist/Tree Ecophysiologist: Department of Environmental and Plant Biology, Ohio University. A postdoctoral position is available from Sept. 1, 2002 for one year (with a possibility of a second year) to contribute to a larger forest ecosystem experiment which was designed to use forest management treatments (thinning, burning, T+B, control) to improve oak regeneration in the mixed-mesophytic forests of SE Ohio. Research will assess the consequences of these forest management regimes on the carbon balance of the experimental stands (e.g., NPP, a bottom-up approach to scaling respiration and carbon assimilation, fine-root dynamics, etc.). Minimum qualifications include a Ph.D. in plant ecophysiology, or terrestrial or ecosystem community ecology or other field relevant to the project, as well as strong analytical and statistical skills. For the full job ad, see http://oak.cats.ohiou.edu/~brownk4/postdoc.html For more info, contact Kim J. Brown: firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications will be accepted until July 15, 2002, or until the position is filled. Posted: 5/29/02.
Ecophysiologist, Fire Ecologist, and Soil Scientist: 3 postdoctoral research positions are available with the US Forest Service, Southern Research Station, Research Work Unit (RWU) FS-SRS-4104 (Disturbance and Management of Southern Ecosystems) headquartered on the University of Georgia campus in Athens. Within the RWU, the scientist will be a member of the Fire Ecology Team, whose mission is to develop the science base to facilitate the use of prescription fire in southern ecosystems and to provide leadership to ensure that it remains a viable option. Research URL: http://www.srs.fs.fed.us/disturbance. Postdocs with the federal government are required to be U.S. citizens.
Ecophysiologist: Position Title/Grade: Research Ecologist/Forester GS-0408/0460-12. The scientist will have primary responsibility for research on ecophysiological effects of fire on forest vegetation, including determining why trees live or die after being subjected to an array of fireline intensities and fire severities and increasing understanding of recovery mechanisms and growth response to fire damage. The scientist will also participate in related research on quantifying fire behavior using advanced imaging techniques and in cooperative work on quantifying forest floor drying rates after rainfall. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in ecology, forestry, or related natural resources field. Applicants should have an in-depth understanding of ecophysiological measurements of plants and related environmental factors, including measurements of photosynthesis, respiration, and transpiration; and soil moisture and temperature. The scientist should have an understanding of fire research in southern forests, and how it relates to a range of disciplines including: meteorology, ecology, physics, and silviculture. Knowledge of and experience with fire behavior models and advanced imaging techniques would be highly desirable. Applicants must have excellent analytical and writing skills and be able to translate complicated research knowledge into a form that will be useful for resource technicians, managers, scientists, planners, regulators and policy makers. For more info, contact: Dale Wade at email@example.com, 706-559-4307 or John Stanturf at firstname.lastname@example.org, 706-559-4316.
Fire Ecologist: Position Title/Grade: Research Ecologist/Forester GS-0408/0460-12 The scientist's primary research objective- to apply new methods of knowledge management to improve the delivery of fire science knowledge to land managers- is aimed at reducing the discrepancy between fire science knowledge and management application of that knowledge. The scientist will have the primary responsibility for the design, development, and management of an internet-based hypertext encyclopedia on southern fire science, a synthesis and integration of the past 50 years of fire-related research in the south. The encyclopedia will cover a range of fire-related research topics including fire effects, fire behavior, fire weather, air quality, fuels management, wildfire history, suppression techniques, prescribed fire, fire policy, and wildland-urban interface issues. The scientist will serve as the key contact person of the project for cooperators at University of Georgia, other RWUs within the Southern Research Station, and other universities and research organizations in the South. The position is a post-doctoral term appointment funded by the National Fire Plan. The position is expected to last two years with reappointment contingent upon performance and continued funding. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in ecology or forestry. Applicants should have an in-depth understanding of fire research in southern forests, and how it relates to a range of disciplines including: meteorology, ecology, physics, timber, range, wildlife management, environmental history, recreation science, sociology, and law. Applicants must have excellent analytical and writing skills and be able to translate complicated research knowledge into a form that will be useful for resource technicians, managers, scientists, planners, regulators and policy makers. For more info, contact: Deborah Kennard at email@example.com, 334 502-8608 or John Stanturf at firstname.lastname@example.org, 706-559-4316.
Soil Scientist: Position Title/Grade: Research Soil Scientist/Chemist/Forester GS-0470/1320/0460-12. The scientist has primary responsibility for research on fire effects on forest soils, including integrating research on soil carbon and carbon cycling into on-going fire research, which includes studies at four locations of the national Fire and Fire Surrogates study, soil quality and productivity studies of shortleaf pine ecosystem restoration, and long-term prescribed burning studies in loblolly pine plantations. Additionally, the scientist will develop new research on the effects of smoldering combustion on production of gaseous and particulate carbon species, in collaboration with scientists in the Smoke Management Team. The scientist will collaborate with other unit scientists on new studies to quantify the tradeoffs of fire and fuel management options in four southern ecosystems: longleaf and slash pine ecosystems of the Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain Provinces, the Piedmont, and the Southern Appalachian Mountains. The scientist will be responsible for day-to-day management of the analytical laboratory and supervision of a chemist. The position is a post-doctoral term appointment funded by the National Fire Plan. The position is expected to last two years with reappointment contingent upon performance and continued funding. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in soils, ecology or forestry. Applicants should have an in-depth understanding of carbon cycling and experience with modern analytical instrumentation and knowledge of the principles of QA/QC. Experience with ICP, NIR, flow injection, and elemental analysis is highly desirable. Applicants must have excellent analytical and writing skills and be able to translate complicated research knowledge into a form that will be useful for resource technicians, managers, scientists, planners, regulators and policy makers. For more info, contact: John Stanturf at email@example.com, 706-559-4316. Posted: 5/16/02.
Tree Ecophysiology: A postdoctoral fellow position is available at Lakehead University to study the acclimation of boreal trees to CO2 enrichment and soil temperature. The study will consist of controlled experiments and intensive measurements of gas exchange and some modelling. Please refer to http://giant.lakeheadu.ca/~qdang/facility.html for the availability of research equipment. The position is initially for one year, but renewable depending on performance. The proposed starting date is September 1st, 2002 (or later). Review of applications will start on June 15th, 2002 and continue until the position is filled. If interested, please submit your CV and the names, emails, telephones and mailing addresses of three references to: Dr. Qing Lai Dang, Faculty of Forestry and the Forest Environment, Lakehead University, 955 Oliver Road, Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada P7B 5E1. Telephone: (807) 343-8238, Fax: (807) 343-8116 Web: http://giant.lakeheadu.ca/~qdang/. Posted: 5/10/02, revised: 6/4/02.
Plant Physiological Ecology: Two position are available at Canyonlands Field Station, USGS Biological Resources Division in Moab, UT. Salaries are $37-40,000/year and includes health and retirement benefits. For more information, direct inquiries to Jayne Belnap at firstname.lastname@example.org.
1. Applicants need extensive experience with field and laboratory gas exchange systems; familiarity with plant physiological ecology literature; and demonstrated excellence in statistics, data analysis and preparation of journal articles. The three-year project will address the effects of altered temperature and precipitation on biological soil crusts and associated soil food webs. Includes extensive travel in New Mexico and Arizona.
2. Applicants for this 1.5 to 2 year project need extensive experience measuring plant response to experimental treatments in both field and laboratory settings, and demonstrated excellence in statistics, data analysis and preparation of journal articles. It is especially critical that the applicant has a proven ability to manipulate large and complex data sets in an efficient and statistically sound manner. Posted: 4/25/02.
Plant Physiological Ecology/Environmental Physiology: Controls over the assimilation and emission of atmospheric reactive nitrogen by leaves. A postdoctoral research position is available for ecophysiological and molecular investigations of the mechanisms controlling the uptake and emission of reactive gas-phase nitrogen compounds (NO, NO2, Peroxyacetyl nitrate, etc.) by plant leaves. Reactive odd nitrogen compounds play an intrinsic role in both terrestrial nitrogen balance and tropospheric photochemistry and this project is aimed at mechanistically understanding the plant characters controlling the magnitude of gas-phase nitrogen flux at the leaf surface. The successful completion of this project will require the application of both ecophysiological (plant gas exchange) and molecular (gene profiling) techniques. Candidates with backgrounds in either plant ecophysiology or molecular biology are encouraged to apply. The position will be based at Cornell University and the successful candidate will be expected to work closely with project investigators at Cornell University (Dr. Jed Sparks) and the State University of New York - Cortland (Dr. Patricia Conklin) and potentially supervise graduate and undergraduate research assistants. Responsibilities will include design, implementation and evaluation of field and laboratory studies related to the research objectives of the project. Development of additional areas of interest that conform with the scope of the research program will be encouraged. Funding is guaranteed for two years with the possibility of a third. A Ph.D. in Ecology, Plant Biology, Molecular Biology or equivalent is required. Interested candidates should contact Dr. Jed Sparks, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York 14853 (phone: 607-254-4270). Email inquiries may be sent to email@example.com. Posted: 4/10/02.
Tree Demography and Ecophysiology: A postdoctoral position is available at Duke University as part of the Free Air CO2 Enrichment (FACE) experiment to understand relationships involving tree demography and ecophysiology. The study will involve how leaf-level CO2 effects and C allocation to growth, storage, and reproduction relate to demographic variables. The two-year position is available beginning June 2002. Contact Jim Clark, firstname.lastname@example.org. Posted: 4/8/02.
Plant Physiological Ecology: One graduate assistant and one postdoctoral research associate are needed to study the influence of global change factors on Mojave Desert vegetation as part of the Mojave Global Change Experiment on the Nevada Test Site. The experiment investigates the effects of biological crust removal, increased N deposition, and increased summer precipitation on plant and soil responses. Applicants must be able to obtain an unclassified, non-restricted US DOE security clearance in order to work at the Nevada Test Site. Both positions will reside at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Postdoctoral research associate to work on vegetation responses (e.g., physiological ecology, primary production) and the interactions between soil and vegetation responses. Projected start date: June 1, 2002. Contact Stan Smith, email@example.com, (702) 895-3197. Posted: 3/12/02.
Ecophysiology: One Postdoctoral position in Ecophysiology (BAT-O IIa); Max-Planck-Institute for Biogeochemistry, Jena. We are looking for a highly motivated person to join our inter-disciplinary research project on biodiversity, starting in spring 2002. The successful candidate will be responsible for determining taxonomic and functional plant diversity in experimental grassland ecosystems in Thuringia and quantifying ecophysiological and biogeochemical processes as a function of varying biodiversity. Candidates must have a Ph.D. in forest sciences, environmental sciences, biology, ecology, environmental chemistry or a related field. The candidates should be skilled in field and lab work and must be willing to work in an interdisciplinary context. Experiences in isotope work and sound working skills in the German and English language would be an advantage. For more information, see http://www.uni-jena.de/biologie/ecology/biodiv/jobs.html or contact: Nina Buchmann, firstname.lastname@example.org. The closing date for applications is Friday, March 22, 2002. Posted: 2/19/02.
Plant Physiological Ecology: Water-use and productivity consequences of alien plant invasion in Hawaiian dry forest ecosystems. A postdoctoral research position is available for ecophysiological investigations of alien-grass impacts on forest water use and productivity relationships in Hawaii. The objectives of the study include determination of water source interference and competition among native and non-native species, changes in ecosystem water-use/productivity relationships, and evaluation of past water relations based on tree-core analyses. Studies will require the application of stable isotope analyses, natural abundance 14-C analyses, sap-flow systems, photosynthetic gas exchange, and other standard ecophysiology methodologies. The position will be based at California State University, Fullerton, but the majority of the project will take place in Hawaii. As such, the successful candidate will be expected to live in Hawaii for extended periods during the project. The successful candidate will work closely with project investigators in California (Dr. Darren Sandquist, CSU Fullerton) and Hawaii (Dr. Susan Cordell, USDA Forest Service, Hilo, HI) and potentially supervise graduate and undergraduate research assistants. Responsibilities will include design, implementation and evaluation of field and laboratory studies related to the research objectives of the project (http://biology.fullerton.edu/dsandquist/Hawaii/Kaupulehu.html). Development of additional areas of interest that conform with the scope of the dry-forest research program will be encouraged. Funding is guaranteed for two years with the possibility of a third. Opportunity for teaching is also available if desired. A Ph.D. in Ecology, Plant Biology or equivalent is required. Good physical stamina for extended hours of field work under hot and sunny (or cold and rainy) conditions is a must. Additional information and application materials will be forwarded upon request. Application deadline is March 29, 2002. (Expected start date is July 1, 2002.) Interested candidates should contact Dr. Darren Sandquist, Department of Biological Science, California State University, Fullerton, California 92834 (phone: 714-278-2606). Email inquiries may be sent to email@example.com. Posted: 1/21/02, revised: 3/5/02.
Plant Physiological/Evolutionary Ecology: University of Georgia, Athens A Postdoctoral Research Associate position funded by NSF is available to study the evolutionary ecophysiology of desert annuals, starting April 1, 2002. The project will relate leaf traits (gas exchange, WUE, N, SLA, area, etc.) to survival, growth and fitness in a sunflower species of hybrid origin. The position will be centered at the University of Georgia and involve extensive field work in the Great Basin of Utah. The position requires a Ph.D. and strong quantitative and writing skills. Relevant experience includes familiarity with desert habitats, and experience with plant physiological ecology techniques (e.g. plant gas exchange and water relations techniques) and/or evolutionary genetic techniques (e.g. phenotypic selection analysis). The successful candidate will be responsible for leading field studies in Utah for the 2002 and 2003 growing seasons. The salary is competitive and funding is guaranteed for two years. Review of applications will begin January 21 and continue until the position is filled. Send application materials (vitae, statement of research interests, names and contact information of three references, and reprints) to Lisa Donovan, University of Georgia, Athens, GA 30602-7271 (email firstname.lastname@example.org). Donovan web page: http://dogwood.botany.uga.edu/~donovan/donovan.html. Posted: 12/14/01.
Ecophysiology: A Postdoctoral Research Associate position is available in the USDA Forest Service Canopy Processes in Temperate Mesic Forests research team based in Corvallis, Oregon. The candidate will participate in research on the physiology of water utilization in forest trees. Examples of research topics currently being addressed by the team include hydraulic redistribution of soil water by tree roots, how water utilization scales with tree size within species and among different species, functional consequences of stem water storage, and functional consequences of changes in tree hydraulic architecture during growth and as a result of mistletoe infection. Much of the team's research is done in collaboration with investigators at Oregon State University, the Environmental Protection Agency and the University of Washington. Although the position is based at the Forestry Sciences Laboratory on the OSU campus in Corvallis, field research is conducted mainly at the Wind River Canopy Crane Facility in southern Washington and at sites in the Oregon Cascade Mountains. A recent Ph.D. in plant physiology, ecophysiology or related field is required and an interest in conducting and integrating research at multiple scales is highly desirable. Applicants must have well-developed organizational skills to handle complicated logistics of fieldwork in remote locations, a track record of peer-reviewed scientific publication, and a demonstrated facility for teamwork and interaction. The position is available January 1, 2002, for a minimum of 13 months and maximum of 48 months and will be filled at the U.S. Government GS-11 level. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Candidates should send their curriculum vitae and contact information for three references to Frederick Meinzer, USDA Forest Service, Forestry Sciences Laboratory, 3200 SW Jefferson Way, Corvallis, OR 97331; email@example.com. Posted: 11/13/01.
Ecophysiology: Tree Physiology in New Zealand Beech. We seek a postdoctoral fellow to join a 3 year research program at the University of Canterbury to investigate the physiological implications of the association between southern beech trees (Nothofagus sp.) and the honeydew scale insect. Funding for this research has been obtained by Associate Professor Dave Kelly and Dr Matthew Turnbull from the Marsden Fund of the Royal Society of New Zealand. We seek a postdoctoral fellow with experience in whole plant/tree physiology and photosynthesis research. The fellow will have specific skills in the analysis of plant photosynthetic function (gas exchange and chlorophyll fluorescence) and related analytical skills (e.g. pigment extraction and identification, plant enzymology). Experience in the measurement and/or scaling of carbon fixation from the leaf to the canopy level would be a distinct advantage. Given the broader implications of the proposed research, an interest and background in plant ecology, ecophysiology and/or evolutionary biology will be of great benefit. The fellow should have a demonstrated track record in the successful preparation of research for publication. The position will be for a period of three years at a salary of NZ$45,000 p.a. The postdoctoral fellow will be required to undertake both laboratory and field work in the course of his/her research. Much of this work will involve direct canopy access using a hydraulic-lift cherry-picker. Access to appropriate field sites will be gained at sites accessible within 1-2 hours of Christchurch. Applications in writing, including CV, should be made to Dr Matthew Turnbull by Monday 26 November. For more information please contact: Dr Matthew Turnbull, Department of Plant and Microbial Sciences, University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand. Tel +64 3 364 2987 (Ext 7040), Fax +64 3 364 2083, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, http://www.pams.canterbury.ac.nz/pamshome.htm. Posted: 10/29/01.
Plant Physiological Ecology: The University of Arizona, School of Renewable Natural Resources. A postdoctoral research position is available immediately to study physiological dynamics of phreatophytic trees in desert environments. We seek a recent PhD graduate with experience in the use of stable isotope and/or sap flow techniques to study uptake of summer precipitation pulses by trees growing along the San Pedro River near Tombstone, Arizona. The research is a component of an ongoing project to investigate controls on ecosystem gas exchange and the role of plants in the hydrologic cycle of desert basins. The successful candidate will be responsible for leading field studies during the 2002 growing season involving technicians and several graduate and undergraduate students. There is ample access to a new mass spectrometer system (continuous-flow Finnigan delta +) with EA, TC/EA, Gas-bench, and PreCon peripheral devices and to all the fundamental tools for field-based studies of plant water relations (sap flow gauges, pressure chambers, leaf gas exchange systems, etc.). The salary is very competitive and funding is guaranteed for two years. Please send a letter of application with a statement of research interests and experience. Include your vita and names and contact information for three personal references. Send to Dr. David G. Williams, School of Renewable Natural Resources, The University of Arizona, BioSciences East Room 325, Tucson, AZ 85721. Inquiries to Dr. Williams can be made at email@example.com or by phone at 520-621-7259. Posted: 10/22/01.
Plant Environmental Physiology: Postdoctoral Associate: Physiological analysis of water use efficiency and QTL-specific variation in rice and tomato at the Boyce Thompson Institute, Ithaca NY. Responsibilities: Work in the area of Plant Environmental Physiology and the genetics of plant water use efficiency. The successful candidate will evaluate and probe physiological mechanisms at biochemical and whole plant levels. He/She will join a consortium of physiologists, molecular biologists and geneticists seeking to identify particular genes in rice and tomato which condition the water use efficiency of photosynthesis and growth. This position at the BTI will focus on physiological mechanisms underlying the action of any genes identified in either crop, and contrasts between crop cultivars and their wild relatives. Requirements: Relevant physiological experience could include gas-exchange measurement and in-depth analysis of stomatal responses, hydraulic architecture, hormonal physiology in the context of stomatal function or generation of photosynthetic capacity, guard cell signal transduction, or other key processes at whole plant and/or cellular levels that may be related to quantitative trait loci conditioning WUE. Terms: Review of complete applications will commence on February 10th and continue until a suitable candidate is identified. The anticipated start date at the BTI is in March or April 2002. To Apply: Applications should include a CV, a cover letter which briefly describes how past research experience might be relevant to this project, and a list of three references with full contact information including mailing address, phone, and e-mail. Electronic applications are preferred, if convenient. Applications should be sent to: Jonathan Comstock, Boyce Thompson Institute, Tower Road, Ithaca, NY 14853. email: firstname.lastname@example.org. More info at: http://isotope.bti.cornell.edu. Posted: 2/7/02.
Research Plant Physiologist, Agronomist, Ecologist, or Soil Scientist: A permanent, full-time scientist position is open at the USDA, Agricultural Research Service, U.S. Water Conservation Laboratory, Phoenix, Arizona. In support of the ARS Global Change National Program, he/she will serve as member of a team seeking to determine the likely effects of global change on agricultural productivity and water resources in the future. Besides the basic requirements of a degree or specialized experience in one of the four disciplines or a closely related field, desired skills include: (1) expertise and computer fluency in the modeling of crop and rangeland growth as affected by environmental conditions, including elevated CO2 concentrations, and by farm management strategies, (2) expertise in aggregating and scaling results from experimental plots to field and regional scales, (3) expertise in conducting experiments designed to determine effects of environmental parameters, including elevated CO2 and temperature, on plant growth and carbon sequestration, and (4) proficiency in measurement techniques needed to evaluate plant responses in such experiments. The appointment will be at the GS-11 to GS-13 grade levels (Salary range from $45,285 to $83,902.00 per year), depending on experience. U.S. citizenship required. For more detailed information, see the Web address http://www.afm.ars.usda.gov/divisions/hrd/ or contact Dr. Bruce Kimball, USDA-ARS U.S. Water Conservation Laboratory, 4331 East Broadway, Phoenix, AZ 85040-8832 (phone: 602-437-1702 x-248). Applications must include announcement number ARS-X2W-2151 and be received by 26 April 2002 at USDA, Agricultural Research Service, Human Resources Division, ATTN: ARS-X2W-2151/C. Isaac, 5601 Sunnyside Avenue, Beltsville, MD 20705-5106 (Phone: 301-504-1469). Posted: 2/15/02.
[Position Filled] Plant Physiology: A postdoctoral position is available immediately to continue work on on-going studies of plant respiration, in particular, the alternative oxidase. This is a collaborative project and includes examining the effects of tissue sugar supply on the activation status of the alternative oxidase and the effect of chilling on mitochondrial function. Qualifications are a degree in Plant Physiology, Plant Biochemistry, or a related subject, and at least some experience with immunoblotting and cell fractionation. Knowledge of oxygen electrode use is desirable, but not required. Salary will be commensurate with experience. The position extends from the present into Fall, 2002. The position is in the laboratory of Dr. Jim Siedow, Duke University. For initial inquiries, contact Dr. Ann Umbach: Telephone (919)613-8181; FAX (919)613-8177; E-mail email@example.com; Regular Mail: Box 91000, Duke University, Durham, NC, 27708. Applicants will be considered until the position is filled. Posted: 11/30/01.
Plant Ecology Lecturer: The School of Life Sciences at the University of Queensland invites applications for a continuing Lecturer level B position in the area of plant ecology. We are particularly interested in individuals able to use physiological, molecular or genomic tools to address important questions in the broad area of plant ecology. This person will teach undergraduate subjects in plant ecology, supervise graduate students and develop an externally funded research program in the area of their specialty. The successful applicant will have a capacity to establish links with industry and government agencies and will join a group of plant and animal ecologists with research interests spanning the molecular, whole organism and landscape levels of organisation. The appointee will be required to deliver undergraduate lectures at all levels and supervise practical work and undergraduate field excursions. In addition there is an expectation of contributions to the administration of the School. Applicants must possess a PhD and an outstanding research record. Excellent communication skills are essential together with evidence of tertiary teaching ability. Demonstrated success in attracting external research funds is essential. This is a continuing, full-time appointment at Academic Level B. The remuneration package will be in the range of $64,284 to $76,337 per annum, which includes employer superannuation contributions of 17%. A position description and selection criteria is available from the Human Resource Coordinator, Ms Susan Sellar at firstname.lastname@example.org or from the Universitys vacancies website: jobsatUQ.net Send applications to: The Human Resource Coordinator, Faculty of Biological & Chemical Sciences, University of Queensland, QLD 4072. Closing date for applications: 31 July 2002. Reference Number: 1035754. Web: http://www.ecology.uq.edu.au. Posted: 6/26/02.
Research Forester: Early Alert: USDA Forest Service, North Central Research Station, Grand Rapids, MN. We anticipate hiring a scientist to advance our understanding and application of silviculture to sustain diverse ecosystem goods and services in northern Great Lakes forests. Applicants must have a Ph.D. with experience in silviculture. Additional experience required in one or more of the following: quantitative silviculture, silviculture of mixed-species, multi-cohort stands, wetland/riparian silviculture, disturbance ecology, forest productivity and carbon cycles. Candidates should have substantial knowledge of stand dynamics, strong analytical and statistical skills, an appreciation of management for multiple ecosystem goods and services, excellent written and oral communication skills, success at obtaining research funding, strong leadership skills, and ability to work independently and within a team. United States citizenship required. Candidates could address questions related to: silviculture of mixed-species, multi-cohort forests; growth and yield modeling of mixed-species, multi-cohort stands; natural disturbance paradigms for silviculture; silviculture for carbon sequestration; trade-offs between forest productivity and other ecological goods and services. Salary: $54,275-$99,150 (GS-12/13/14). For application information or a copy of the recruitment notice, contact Peggy Castillo at 651-649-5026 (email: email@example.com). To learn more about the research, contact Brian Palik at 218-326-7116 (email: firstname.lastname@example.org). Please respond by September 1, 2002 to be sure of receiving a copy of the recruitment notice. Posted: 6/18/02.
Forest Ecology: Postdoctoral position open at the Department of Animal Ecology, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Umeå, Sweden. Forestry and Conservation: Investigating the relationships among dead birches, wood fungi and insects. Swedish forestry is one of the most intensive and technically-developed in the world. This has lead to a decrease in many forest organisms. The group of insects most negatively affected by modern forestry are those dependent on dead wood (saproxylic species) and fire. Changes in the legislation and increasing efforts of forest companies to fulfil certification demands has lead to changes in forestry practise, such as dead tree retention, preserving and creating dead trees and snags, and controlled burning of (mainly) clear-felled areas. However, the value of these measures (from a conservation standpoint) has not been rigorously evaluated. In addition, we lack knowledge of the ecological demands of many of these species. For example, many of the threatened saproxylic species may not depend on dead wood per se but on fungi colonising the dead wood. In the summer of 2001, a large-scale field experiment was initiated by researchers at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (financed by the Faculty of Forestry at SLU), which was designed to quantify the benefits of the efforts to create and preserve dead wood in forestry as well as evaluate several modifications, which might improve the efficiency of these measures. In association with this project, we search for one Postdoc that will specifically work with the relationship between wood fungi and insects on dead birch. The main aim of the project is to entangle at least part of the ecological triangle made up of insects, fungi and dead birch trees. For example, to answer questions like: What are the basic substrate requirements and fungal associations of different species of saproxylic insects on birch? Can quality (from a conservation standpoint) of birch logs and snags be improved by additional treatments like burning and/or inoculation with fungi? These questions will be addressed in both field and laboratory preference /performance experiments in which the association between specific wood fungus and saproxylic insects species will be determined. Applicants should have a solid ecological background, for example a PhD in biology or forestry. Experience and interest in conservation biology and knowledge of saproxylic insects and wood fungi is valuable but not necessary. The deadline for the applications, which should be sent to J. Hjalten and include a CV, a description of the applicant and her/his interest and knowledge in conservation issues and entomology, and the name of two reference persons, is 15 August 2002. Contact Joakim Hjalten, Department of Animal Ecology, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, SE-901 83, Umeå, Sweden. email: Joakim.Hjalten@szooek.slu.se Phone +46 90-786 6604 fax +46 90 786 6817. Posted: 6/10/02.
Ecology/Entomology and Wildlife Management: The Soil, Plant and Ecological Sciences Division at Lincoln University provides quality teaching, research and professional services in the areas of soil and physical science, plant science and ecological science. The Ecology and Entomology Group comprises the largest New Zealand university group in the discipline of ecology with a wide range of interests spanning from the molecular to the community level across many taxa. Due to retirement and relocation overseas, we currently have two Lecturer vacancies specialising in Ecology and Wildlife Management. As an academic staff member you will be expected to contribute to teaching, research and postgraduate supervision in the Division. The specific details are as follows: Lectureship in Ecology (vacancy number 02/18): We are looking for a person working in the areas of plant ecology or entomology to complement the existing research strengths in our group. We are particularly interested in people doing field-based research with strong quantitative and experimental design skills, or whose research includes knowledge of systematics and molecular techniques. Knowledge of the New Zealand biota would be advantageous. Lectureship in Wildlife Management (vacancy number 02/19): For this position, we are seeking an experienced researcher in vertebrate pest management, particularly of introduced mammal pests or of invasive species. You will need some biometric skills and a good understanding of experimental design. You should also have an interest in being heavily involved in postgraduate education with some contributions at the senior undergraduate level. Established links with New Zealand Crown Research Institutes and other relevant organisations would be an advantage. In order to apply for either of the positions above, you will need to have: *A Ph.D. in a relevant discipline; *A record of research publications; *Proven ability to acquire research funds; *A commitment to developing innovative research programmes. You will also need to be someone who can effectively teach large and small classes and have the ability and energy to stimulate and encourage students. Appointment to either position may be made at a more senior level for an outstanding candidate. For more information about either of these vacancies, please contact the Human Resources Section and quote the relevant vacancy number, telephone (+64) 3 325 3687, fax (+64) 3 325-3870 or e-mail: email@example.com. Applications should be received by Friday 24 May 2002. Posted: 4/16/02.
Ecologist/Weed Scientist: USDA, REE, Agricultural Research Service (ARS), Rangeland Resources Research Unit, Crops Research Lab, Fort Collins, Colorado. The aim of the research program is to develop new knowledge and concepts for understanding the biology, ecology, and population dynamics of invasive weeds, and to develop principles and mechanisms for their control, including restoration of desirable vegetation where necessary. The incumbent will develop and evaluate strategies involving livestock management practices, biological control, along with integrated weed management practices, for restoring rangelands degraded by invasive weeds and preventing the further spread of invasive weeds in the future. Research of the Unit is directed to determining the effects of grazing management and global change on animal production, soil and vegetation resources, ecosystem plant health, and to developing healthy, sustainable and economically viable management systems. The incumbent works closely with public land managers, private ranchers and range scientists to develop strategies for combating invasive weeds on public and private lands. Entry level salary is from $45,285 - $58,867 per year (GS-11) to $54,275 - $70,555 per year (GS-12), depending on qualifications. PhD preferred. A comprehensive benefits package includes paid sick leave and annual leave, life and health insurance, and a savings and investment plan (401K type), and a Federal retirement plan. For more information, contact Dr. Jack Morgan, 970-498-4216; 307-772-2433, ext. 103; firstname.lastname@example.org. Application procedures and general information may be obtained by contacting Kathie Peterson, 307-772-2433, ext. 105, email@example.com, or go to www.ars.usda.gov and click on "Careers with ARS", and then under "Current Job Openings", click on "Research Scientist". Applications will be accepted from May 6 through the closing date, June 17, 2002. Applications must be postmarked by the closing date. Applicants should reference Announcement Number: ARS-X2W-2292. Posted: 5/6/02.
Weed Ecology: Three weed management postdocs in Australia. All salaries are quoted in Australian dollars. All three positions are 3 year full-time appointments, subject to satisfactory progress and approved continuation of funding by the Weeds Cooperative Research Centre (http://www.waite.adelaide.edu.au/CRCWMS/).
1. Scientist (Postdoctoral Fellow - Ecology) Natural Resource Services, Natural Resource Sciences, Resource Processes, Pest Management Research, Sherwood (Brisbane) Queensland Australia. Salary : $47,809 - $52,207 p.a.; VRN: NRM 1301. Position is temporary until 31 May 2005. Key Duties : Undertake ecological research into the landscape and regional-scale patterns and processes of invasion by bird-dispersed weeds in Australian ecosystems; contribute to the development of generic approaches to managing bird-dispersed weeds. Skills/Abilities: Demonstrated experience in plant or avian ecology; general knowledge of and skills relating to weed ecology, seed dispersal biology, plant-animal interactions and landscape ecology.
2. Scientist (Postdoctoral Fellow - Weed Biocontrol) Natural Resource Services, Natural Resource Sciences, Resource Processes, Pest Management Research, Sherwood; (Brisbane) Queensland Australia Salary : $47,809 - $52,207 p.a.; VRN: NRM 1302. Position is temporary until 31 May 2005. Key Duties : Develop criteria to assist in the selection of weed biocontrol agents with the aim of improving the efficiency of weed biocontrol. Research general ecological questions relating to which natural enemies are most and least likely be effective against particular weed functional groups. Skills/Abilities:Demonstrated experience in population ecology, knowledge of insect or plant pathogen/ host plant interactions, and the ecological processes by which weeds impact on agricultural and natural ecosystems. Position 1 and 2 descriptions: www.dnr.qld.gov.au/resourcenet/employment/currentvacancies.html Closing Date: 5.00 pm, Tuesday, 2 April 2002.
3. Weed Ecologist - Riparian Habitats. VPS 4. Keith Turnbull Research Institute, Frankston (near Melbourne) Australia. A challenging opportunity exists within the Department of Natural Resources and Environment to join the Cooperative Research Centre for Australian Weed Management, the funding body for this position. You will be required to develop and conduct research relating to maintaining populations of native riparian trees and shrubs in the face of weed invasion, with a particular focus on south eastern Australia. The successful applicant must be able to demonstrate: ú Proven ability to develop, implement and complete collaborative field research projects. ú Highly developed verbal and written communication skills with experience in delivering information to target audiences. ú Proven ability to work under minimal supervision, and in multi-disciplined teams in a reliable and highly professional manner. ú Proven ability in vegetation mapping, the use of GIS and /or landscape ecology. ú Knowledge of riparian zone management issues and experience in preparing management plans or strategies. The successful applicant must hold a relevant PhD supplemented by experience in plant ecology. Salary Range -$48,532 - $68,441. Appointment is generally at or near the base of the salary range with ability for progression through annual performance review. This is a fixed term position for three years. Further information & position description: Ross McCallum, 03-5624-2222. Applications, addressing key selection criteria and quoting position number 8411, to: Human Resources Manager, Department of Natural Resources and Environment, RMB 2460 Hazeldean Road, Ellinbank Victoria 3821 (fax: 03-5624-2200; Ross.McCallum@nre.vic.gov.au ). Applications close: Monday, April 1 2002. Web: www.nre.vic.gov.au/. Posted: 3/25/02.
Ecology: Darwin Fellow. The Graduate Program in Organismic and Evolutionary Biology at University of Massachusetts Amherst announces a two-year post-doctoral research/lectureship. More than 80 faculty members in 10 campus departments are committed to the study of ecology and organismic and evolutionary biology, offering unique training and research opportunities for recent PhD's. Our research/lecture position allows independent research with a faculty member and experience developing and teaching a one-semester introductory ecology course. Position subject to availability of funds. 1st year salary: $29,000. 2nd year salary: $31,000. To apply, send a curriculum vitae, three letters of reference, statements of research and teaching interests, and a letter of support from your proposed UMASS Amherst faculty sponsor to the address below. A list of faculty and additional information are available at www.bio.umass.edu/oeb. OEB Darwin Fellow, 319 Morrill Science Center, University of Massachusetts Amherst, Amherst, MA 01003. 413-545-0928, firstname.lastname@example.org. Application review begins: 4/1/02. Position remains open until successful candidate is selected. Start date: 9/1/02. Posted: 2/26/02.
Forest Ecology: This three-year position will be at either the postdoctoral or research associate level, depending on the experience of the candidate. The person hired will be responsible for co-ordinating a large multi-researcher project: 'Potential losses in black spruce forest productivity associated with invasion of ericaceous shrubs'. The general objective of the study is to improve our understanding of mechanisms contributing to growth check of black spruce regeneration in association with Kalmia angustifolia L., an ericaceous shrub that is common after disturbance. Methods applied to contribute to this objective include: characterization and quantification of carbohydrates and phenolic compounds, quantification of the tannin flux in the ecosystem, application of stable isotope techniques, assessment of mycorrhizal infection, and chemical and biological assessment of organic matter. The person hired will also be responsible for establishment and carrying out of one of four sub-projects, and will collaborate on a second. The team consists of Alison Munson, forest ecologist at Universit Laval; Robert Bradley, soil ecologist at University of Sherbrooke; Bill Shipley, plant ecologist at University of Sherbrooke, and Caroline Preston, soil chemist at Pacific Forestry Centre in British Columbia. The candidate will be based in Qubec City at Universit Laval, but will spend short periods of time in each of the other laboratories. Date of employment: As soon as suitable candidate is found. Salary: $ 35-45,000 Can, depending on experience. Qualifications: - Completed PhD in a pertinent discipline (forest soils, nutrition, soil chemistry) - Pertinent laboratory and field experience (at least three years) - Experience with stable isotopes an asset - Good publication record - Knowledge of French an asset - Capacity to work in a team context - Valid drivers licence - Willingness to work in remote field location (Abitibi region of Qubec). For more information please contact A.D. Munson. Interested candidates should send a complete CV (by March 4), and the names of two references who can be contacted by e-mail to the following address: Alison Munson, Dp. Science du bois et de la fort, Universit Laval, Sainte-Foy, QC, Canada, G1K 7P4. Tl: (418) 656-7669 / email@example.com. Posted: 2/5/02.
Ecology and Environmental Science: The Appalachian Laboratory (AL) of the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science (UMCES) invites applications for one Post-doctoral Investigator. Appointment will be for 2 years with competitive salary, fringe benefits, and modest funds for travel and research. The successful candidate must hold a Ph.D. or equivalent, and is expected to collaborate with one or more AL faculty members. Potential research areas include landscape/watershed ecology, biogeochemistry, restoration ecology, ecosystem/community dynamics, conservation biology, and behavioral/evolutionary ecology. Specific faculty research interests can be examined at www.al.umces.edu. Position may begin by September 2002. To apply send a 2-3 page letter outlining proposed research activities (with names of potential collaborating AL faculty), a CV, and a list of three references (name, address, telephone, fax, and email address) to: Dr. Steve Seagle, Postdoctoral Search Chair, UMCES Appalachian Laboratory, 301 Braddock Road, Frostburg, MD, USA. Position will remain open until filled; review begins 8 March 2002. UMCES is an affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. UMCES AL is committed to making its programs, services, and activities accessible to persons with disabilities. You may request accommodations by calling 301-689-7100. Posted: 2/1/02.
Ecology: The University of Notre Dame Environmental Research Center (UNDERC) seeks to fill a postdoctoral position for an ecologist (two years at $35,000/year). This individual is expected to conduct research and be resident from May - September at UNDERC with the remainder of the year spent at Notre Dame. UNDERC is a 7500-acre forest tract with 30 lakes and bogs in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan and northern Wisconsin. Facilities include housing and over 20,000 square feet of laboratory, office, classroom and storage space. The individual is expected to teach a module (5 days) in the UNDERC undergraduate course and help mentor undergraduate research projects. Housing is provided at UNDERC. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled with review beginning March 1, 2002. The position will begin June 1, 2002. Submit curriculum vitae, 3 references and a description of the research that you propose for UNDERC to Dr. Gary Belovsky, PO Box 369, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN 46556-0369. Telephone: 574 631 0172; e-mail: Belovsky.firstname.lastname@example.org. Posted: 1/28/02.
Elevated CO2/Wetland Hydrology: Post-Doctoral Associate to study interactions between elevated CO2 and wetland hydrology. Associate may choose to manipulate atmospheric CO2 to assess the influence of transpiration on water table depth, or address landscape-scale patterns of groundwater discharge into a Chesapeake Bay salt marsh. The study is located at the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center (www.serc.si.edu), near Annapolis, MD and Washington, DC. One year appointment renewable for 1.5 additional years. The starting salary is $32 to 36K. Expertise in one or more areas is desired: ecophysiology, hydrology, biogeochemistry, ecosystem ecology. Send e-mail or snail-mail with a letter of interest and CV by October 15th to Dr. Patrick Megonigal, Smithsonian Environmental Research Center, P.O. Box 28, Edgewater, MD 21037-0028; email@example.com, 443-482-2346. posted: 9/17/01.
Plant Growth and Parasite Defense: TUM (Technische Universitaet Muenchen) and the GSF (National Research Center for Environment and Health), Germany: Applications are invited for Positions of Postdoctoral Scientists and Doctoral Students in the DFG funded Collaborative Research Center (SFB 607) "Growth and Parasite Defence - Competition for Resources in Economic Plants from Agriculture and Forestry." The project aims at improving the mechanistic understanding of the controls of resource allocation in plants in the face of conflicting demands: growth to keep pace with competitors, and investments in mechanisms conveying pathogen and stress resistance. It involves the cooperation of plant physiologists, biochemists, molecular biologists, modelers, ecologists, soil microbiologists, agronomists and forestry specialists. The monthly net salary (remaining after deduction of income tax & social security) is about 1500 Euro for Postdoctoral Scientists and about 900 Euro for Doctoral Students. Further details for these positions, many of which are available immediately, can be obtained directly from the Collaborative Research Center web site: http://www.forst.tu-muenchen.de/EXT/LST/BOTAN/PROJEKTE/SFB/sfb_607.htm Applications (quoting the project number) including a full CV and the names and addresses of two referees should be sent as soon as possible to Prof. Dr. Rainer Matyssek, Lehrstuhl fur Forstbotanik, Wissenschaftszentrum Weihenstephan, Technische Universitaet Muenchen-Weihenstephan, Am Hochanger 13, D - 85350 Freising, Germany. Posted: 9/5/01.
Senior Ecologist: The Harvard Forest is seeking a scientist with a strong research and publication record to develop a research program on the ecology and conservation of ecosystems and landscapes in New England. Although the specific research area is open, applicant interests should be complementary to existing LTER, NIGEC and related studies and should build on established archival, land, and research bases developed through a century of study. Interested scientists should carefully review http://www.lternet.edu/hfr, send an application consisting of a CV and cover letter and have three letters of recommendation forwarded to Harvard Forest, PO Box 68, 324 North Main Street, Petersham, MA 01366, Attn: Senior Ecologist Search Committee by January 15, 2002. Posted: 11/28/01.
Plant-Microbe Ecology: Department of Biology, Indiana University, Drs. Heather Reynolds, Jim Bever, and Peggy Schultz. We are seeking a postdoctoral associate to coordinate a project examining the role of arbuscular mycorrhizal (AM) fungi in nitrogen and phosphorus nutrition of perennial grassland species. Host-specificity of AM fungi with plant hosts and its implications for plant resource partitioning and the maintenance of plant community diversity will be explored. Methods will involve greenhouse and growth chamber experiments and isotopic techniques. This appointment will provide salary, health care benefits, a travel allowance and the opportunity for independent research related to the project goals. Applications are sought from individuals with familiarity in the ecology of plant-AM fungal interactions and some knowledge of: plant and AM fungal propagation, sterile culture techniques and isotopic techniques (15N and 13C). Ideally we are looking for applicants with established skills in data management, statistics and supervision of undergraduate research assistants. To apply, please send a CV, copies of publications, a statement of research interests and names of three individuals who can be solicited for recommendation letters to: Heather Reynolds, Department of Biology, 1001 East 3rd Street, Bloomington, Indiana 47405. Deadline: January 15, 2002. email firstname.lastname@example.org, phone 812 855 0792, fax 812 855 6705, http://www.bio.indiana.edu/facultyresearch/faculty/Reynolds.html. Posted: 11/16/01.
Plant Ecologist: Environmental Research and Wildlife Development Agency Basic functions: - Carry out focused research on plant ecology, including physiologic ecology, to understand the structure, function and health of the Emirates ecosystems. - Design and implement quantitative experimental research. - Conduct quantitative surveys, perform appropriate statistical analyses and present valid results to local and international audiences. Experience and skills required: - BSc in relevant field + 7 years experience after degree (PhD or MSc + experience preferred). - Fluency in English including demonstrated ability to write for peer-reviewed science journals and must be computer literate. Contact: P.O. Box 45553, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, Tel. 971-2-6817171, Fax. 971-2-6810008, E-mail: email@example.com. Posted: 11/2/01.
Ecology, Evolution, and Behavior: We announce Postdoctoral Associate positions sponsored by the Department of Ecology, Evolution and Behavior at the University of Minnesota. Individuals whose research interests complement those of departmental faculty and who can start an appointment during 2002 are encouraged to apply. These two-year appointments provide salary, healthcare benefits, and a modest research and travel allowance. Applicants must identify, contact, and arrange for a letter of support to be sent by one or more University of Minnesota EEB faculty sponsors (see http://www.cbs.umn.edu/eeb/). Postdoctoral Associates will also teach one undergraduate or graduate seminar each year and should submit suggested titles. To apply, send a CV, copies of publications, a description of proposed research, name of faculty sponsor(s), and names of three references to: EEB Postdoc Selection Committee, 100 Ecology, 1987 Upper Buford Circle, St. Paul, MN 55108. Applications must be mailed and postmarked by November 30, 2001. Posted: 10/18/01.
Lead Vegetation Specialist: The Bureau of Land Management, Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument. GS-401-11/12 (salary $45,285-$54,275). Closes: 06/14/02. For full details, see: http://www.usajobs.opm.gov/wfjic/jobs/ID8519.htm. This same position is being advertised through the Office of Personnel Management for nonstatus applicants under announcement # DD49926. http://www.usajobs.opm.gov/wfjic/jobs/VV0896.htm. Posted: 5/16/02.
Plant Ecologist: The Bureau of Land Management, Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, has a vacancy for a plant ecologist. This position may be filled by one full-time appointment or by two part-time appointments, and may be stationed in Kanab, Utah, or Escalante, Utah. Applicants must indicate whether they are applying for a full-time appointment, a part-time appointment, or both. This position is being advertised concurrently under announcement UT--02-10 for persons with federal employment status and announcement DD123076 for all U.S. citizens. Please note that the announcement for DD123076 on the USAJOBs website (http://www.usajobs.opm.gov) incorrectly lists vacancies for Cedar City and St. George, Utah. UT-02-10 Ecologist, GS-408-9/11 GSENM, Kanab or Escalante UT Open to Status Applicants Opens: 10/22/01 Closes: 11/23/01 http://www.usajobs.opm.gov/wfjic/jobs/IX8389.htm. DD123076 Ecologist, GS-408-9/11 GSENM, Kanab or Escalante UT Open to All U.S. Citizens Opens: 10/23/01 Closes: 11/20/01 http://www.usajobs.opm.gov/wfjic/jobs/VV0611.HTM. Posted: 10/31/01.
Plant Ecologist: (GS-11/12). The Agricultural Research Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture has a permanent, full-time research employment opportunity for a Plant Ecologist who will conduct basic and applied research on plant community changes and ecosystem processes in temperate/humid grassland ecosystems as affected by grazing animals and agricultural management. The position will be located in the USDA-ARS Pasture Systems and Watershed Management Research Unit on the campus of Penn State University in University Park, PA. The specific research objective is to quantify the contribution of plant species diversity to grazed ecosystem productivity, resilience, and persistence by: 1) determining how biodiversity in grazing lands affects productivity at multiple scales, 2) quantifying spatial variability in plant populations and communities in grazed ecosystems, and 3) integrating the information into appropriate models. Research is predominantly field-based and will be conducted at multiple scales and will require innovative experimental designs and approaches to determine how spatial variability and landscape factors affect ecosystem processes. The research will be conducted collaboratively as part of an interdisciplinary team researching the effects of grazing systems on biodiversity, nutrient cycling, productivity, and hydrology of farms and landscapes. A Ph.D. or equivalent in plant ecology, botany, or a closely related field is desired. Candidates must have knowledge of the principles, theories, and practices of plant ecology and be skilled in the use of multivariate and spatial statistical techniques in the design and analysis of plant ecology experiments. Starting annual salary will be $43,326 to $67,500. For information on the research program please contact Dr. Matt Sanderson at 814-865-1067 or firstname.lastname@example.org. For a Vacancy Announcement, which includes complete application instructions and required qualifications please contact Donita Gibonney (814-863-0940). You will also find the announcement posted on the REE website at www.ars.usda.gov/afm2/divisions/hrd/ under announcement ARS-X2E-1551. Applications must be postmarked by December 17, 2001. This is a competitive, permanent appointment and U.S. citizenship is required. Posted: 10/16/01.
Conservation Ecologist/Team Leader: Fairchild Tropical Garden seeks a full-time Conservation Ecologist/Team Leader within the Research Department. (http://www.ftg.org/publicprograms/n_employment.html). The activities of this position support the South Florida Plants and Environments and Caribbean Biodiversity Programs, where Fairchild has on-going projects in endangered species biology, conservation biology, ecological monitoring, and habitat restoration. Responsibilities: Coordinate multi-faceted Endangered and Threatened plants program, including submission of grant and contract proposals to fund monitoring and research projects, project and budget management, permitting, reporting, supervision of project staff and graduate students, supervision of database administration, design and coordination of monitoring programs, GIS Lab oversight, graduate course development and limited teaching, species ecology, conservation biology, recovery and habitat management projects, establishment and maintenance of collaborative relationships with local and international agencies and individuals; collaboration with other Garden staff and departments; publication of research and conservation results in scientific journals and popular press. Qualifications: Ph. D. in plant ecology, conservation biology or forest ecology (postdoctoral experience preferred). Program management skills:planning, budget management and forecasting experience; grant/contract proposal preparation and management experience; permitting and supervisory experience; familiarity with USFWS recovery plan protocols. Research skills: experimental design and data collection; statistics, including standard ecological and non-parametric; statistical software including SAS, SPSS and PC ORD; publication in refereed journals; sufficient knowledge and expertise to oversee GIS/computer lab including ArcView, ArcInfo and ERDAS, experience with GPS equipment and data, and other software such as MS Office and ProCite. Interpersonal skills: working in inter-disciplinary teams; good interpersonal networking skills; interested and able to collaborate with public and private land managers; able to facilitate and maintain good working relationships among Field Biologists, Technicians, and Graduate Students. Letter of interest, Curriculum vitae, names, e-mail, address and telephone numbers of three references to: Research Director, Fairchild Tropical Garden Research Center, 11935 Old Cutler Road, Coral Gables FL 33156-4299, or preferably, email@example.com. Closing date for applications: 1 July 2002 or until position is filled. Posted: 4/9/02.
Conservation Ecology: San Diego State University Foundation offers a 2-year position (strong chance of extension) to investigate responses of Coastal Sage Scrub (CSS) food webs (and individual components) to varying levels and types of human disturbance. The project has two main foci: 1) developing an Index of Biological Integrity (IBI) for CSS while, 2) simultaneously conducting basic research on the responses of CSS food webs (plants, small mammals, avifauna, insects, and herpetofauna) to human disturbance. Priorities include implementing a sampling protocol across a 3 county area, overseeing at least two technicians and graduate students involved in the field effort, and participating in field work, data analysis and publications. This position offers an opportunity to work closely with both academic and USGS-BRD research labs. We are an active, highly collaborative, and motivated group. This California Department of Fish and Game funded project is open immediately. Minimum Qualifications: A Ph.D in population or community ecology and strong statistical skills are required. Preferred Qualifications: Ph.D in Ecology, strong statistical skills, familiarity with Southern California biota, and previous experience with IBI's considered extremely beneficial. Selection Process: The selection process may consist of completing an SDSU Foundation application, oral interview and possibly a performance exercise to evaluate the applicant's skills, training, experience and personal qualifications for this position. Application Procedures: Along with an application (complete at www.foundation.sdsu.edu), please send a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and reprints stating job number FO1-430 to 5250 Campanile Dr. San Diego, Ca 92182. Please submit an SDSU Foundation Employment Application specifying the Job Announcement number. If you cannot submit an application via the internet, applications may be picked up (or requested) at and should be sent to SDSU Foundation, Human Resources, 5250 Campanile Dr., Gateway Building, 4th Floor, San Diego, CA 92182-1945 or faxed to (619) 594-3763. Please contact Dr. Diffendorfer (firstname.lastname@example.org) for additional information. Recruitment Closes: Wednesday, October 24, 2001 by 4:00 p.m. Posted: 10/11/01.
Tropical Forestry: Assistant Specialist, Position No.83629, College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources, Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Management, University of Hawaii at Manoa, 11 months, full time, tenure track appointment, to begin approximately 10-1-2002. The incumbent will be located in Hilo, Hawaii. Duties and Responsibilities: Direct and operate a tropical forestry and agroforestry extension program for the Hawaii Cooperative Extension Service (CES) with the primary purpose of serving the needs of Hawai`i's forestry clientele, associated industries, and partners. [Remainder of lengthy duties list omitted.] Minimum Qualifications: Ph.D. in Forestry, Forest Ecology, Silviculture, Agroforestry, Natural Resources, or a related field. Strong academic/course background in these subjects. Excellent communication skills. Ability to work closely with peer university faculty, other cooperators in sister agencies, officials, students, and the general public. Experience in extension work with private forest landowners. Desirable Qualifications: Experience in managing tropical forests, plantation forests, and in establishing and carrying out tropical and Pacific Islands forestry extension programs. Knowledge of tropical forest dendrology, soils, and tropical forest ecology. To Apply: Submit a cover letter describing your approach to implementing an effective forestry extension program, a detailed resume, samples of prior publications or other informative outputs, names and addresses/phones/faxes/e-mails of four references, and complete academic transcripts to: Dr. Samir A. El-Swaify; Chair, Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Management, CTAHR, University of Hawaii at Manoa, 1910 East-West Road, Sherman Lab. 101, Honolulu, Hawaii, 96822; FAX (808) 956-6539, email email@example.com. http://www.ctahr.hawaii.edu/ Closing Date: June 14, 2002. Inquiries: (808) 956-8708/7530. Posted: 4/3/02.
Applied Tropical Ecologist Lecturer and Natural Resource Managment Lecturer: The School for Field Studies, Center for Sustainable Development Studies in Atenas seeks to fill two residential faculty positions. Both Positions Require: Ph.D. (pref.) or Masters with 2 years teaching experience. Applied/Field research and University-level teaching experience. Excellent English and Spanish language skills(classes taught in English). Willingness to live on site is required. Experience working in Costa Rica. The Applied Tropical Ecologist Lecturer must have experience in: Applied Tropical Ecology and/or Tropical Agroecology; Research experience in assessing insect species diversity, soil conditions, incidence of diseases and pest problems, comparing crop yield between organic and conventional farms and ecological restoration is desired. The Natural Resource Management Lecturer must have an academic background in: Natural Resource Management and/or Agriculture, Land Use Planning, Forestry, Conservation Biology and/or Protected Area Management. Research experience in biodiversity assessment, protection and management; protected area impact assessment and management; interest in organic agriculture development and farming practices is desired. To Apply: Send CV and cover letter, in English, to: Job Reference 1162, The School for Field Studies, 16 Broadway, Beverly, MA 01915; Fax: 1-978-927-5127; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org For more information about The School and the positions please access our web page at: http://www.fieldstudies.org. Posted: 8/29/01.
Ecology: A two-year postdoctoral position funded by NSF is available for an ecologist to study the interaction of herbivory and successional dynamics at Mount St. Helens. The project will investigate the role of nutrient stoichiometry, tritrophic interactions, and spatial processes in structuring herbivory on lupines, and the consequences of herbivory for succession. Project summary and related publications are below. The position will be housed at Washington State University's Vancouver campus in the Portland metro area, 30 miles from Mount St. Helens. Post-doc will also work closely with co-PI's Bill Fagan (Arizona State University) and Jon Titus (Columbia University/Biosphere II). Candidates must have a PhD in Biology or a related field. Field experience with insects and skills in spatial analysis are highly desired. Position is available for up to 2 years, with a preferred start date prior to March 1, 2002. All requirements for the PhD must be completed before the start date. Application deadline is October 1, 2001, with applications considered weekly thereafter until the position is filled. Applicants must send 1) cover letter detailing experience and interests, 2) curriculum vitae 3) reprints of publications, and 4) the names and contact information for 3 references to: Dr. John Bishop, Washington State University, 14204 NE Salmon Cr. Ave, Vancouver, WA 98686. Phone: (360) 546-9612, Fax: (360) 546-9064, email@example.com, http://www.vancouver.wsu.edu/fac/bishop/home-long.html. Posted: 8/1/01.
Urban Ecology: IGERT/LTER programs at Arizona State University. We announce one Postdoctoral position as part of a new Integrative Graduate Education and Research Training (IGERT) in Urban Ecology program. Applicants should have interests and experience in broad, collaborative, interdisciplinary research, or educational training relevant to studies of urban or human-dominated ecosystems. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in any area of natural or social sciences that impinges on urban ecology. Candidate will have some organizational duties in support of an innovative PhD program (http://www.asu.edu/ces/igert.htm), and will be expected to facilitate interactive and collaborative research involving faculty and students as part of the Central Arizona Phoenix LTER (http://caplter.asu.edu). Funding of this position is shared by LTER and IGERT programs; the challenge will be to merge research and training activities seamlessly. Applicants should be scholars stimulated by interdisciplinary, synthetic, interactive, collaborative, and frontier research who are innovative and aggressive enough to define their own careers. Position to begin immediately, and is for one year with possibility for renewal. Send cover letter explaining applicant's interest in position and relevant experience, a curriculum vitae, names and addresses of 3 references (including telephone numbers and email addresses), reprints of relevant publications (no more than 3) to: Philomena Bell, Post-Doc Search, Center for Environmental Studies/IGERT, PO Box 873211, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ 85287-3211, or email at Philomena.Bell@asu.edu for specific qualifications and job description. Applications due September 14th, 2001, and the 15th and 30th of each month thereafter, until filled. Posted: 8/3/01.
Small Mammal Ecology: Contingent upon final funding we are requesting applications for a Postdoctoral Fellow to coordinate and lead research on small terrestrial mammals in the northern Sierra Nevada of California. This work will be part of a large-scale, multi-year study designed to evaluate alternative management practices in Sierra Nevada mixed-conifer forest. The Postdoctoral Fellow will assist with and supervise research by Graduate and Undergraduate Students and Seasonal Field Technicians, aimed at quantifying demography and habitat associations for principal species, and evaluating home range and social ecology of focal taxa. The Postdoctoral Fellow also will assist with annual reports and subsequent publications. The Postdoctoral Fellow will be expected to develop independent research related to the overall project objectives. A minimum commitment of one year is requested, and the position may be extended for a second year and beyond. Interested individuals should contact Douglas A. Kelt and/or Dirk Van Vuren and/or Michael Johnson, Department of Wildlife, Fish, & Conservation Biology and John Muir Institute for Ecology, University of California, Davis, One Shields Ave., California 95616. firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org. Posted: 2/8/02.
Gopher Tortoise Ecology: We anticipate the need for a Postdoctoral Fellow to conduct research on the gopher tortoise (Gopherus polyphemus) in Florida. The research will be part of a large project to study the Upper Respiratory Tract Disease (URTD) in natural populations of the gopher tortoise, conducted jointly by biologists at the University of South Florida and the University of Florida. Funding for the project is expected from the National Institutes of Health. The Postdoctoral Fellow will assist with research to determine the demographic characteristics, habitat factors, and URTD status of gopher tortoise populations via local and regional surveys, with special emphasis on populations for which a history of the demographics, habitat quality, and historic relocations is known. The Postdoctoral Fellow will oversee field surveys and use GIS and GPS to map distributional changes of populations. A minimum commitment of one year is required, and the position may be extended for a second year and beyond. Interested individuals should contact Henry R. Mushinsky and/or Earl D. McCoy, Department of Biology, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida 33620. email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org. Posted: 2/6/02.
Game Bird Ecology: Post Doctoral, Research Associate, Oregon State University. 12 month, fixed-term position @ .49 FTE. We are seeking a highly motivated, self-starter with experience in the study of ecological aspects of gallinaceous game birds, game bird/habitat relationships, and affects of land management practices on game birds. PhD or Doctoral candidate near completion with a background in avian biology, specifically gallinaceous game birds. Background in use of GIS and in animal/habitat relationships required. Excellent communication skills (both oral and written); an ability to work with people from a broad array of funding organizations, statistics, and computer-based analysis strongly desired. Demonstrated ability to work with other researchers and with a diverse array of conservation organizations. Must have experience in preparation of research proposals and budgeting. For full consideration apply by November 15, 2001. Applicants should send a letter of application (letter should address your qualifications and aspirations as they relate to the specific duties described), a professional resume, a copy of your university transcripts, and a list of three references who are familiar with your professional qualifications (include telephone numbers and email addresses) to Jan Cyrus, Department of Fisheries and Wildlife, 104 Nash Hall, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR 97331. Posted: 10/26/01.
Quantitative Avian Ecology: Postdoctoral Research Associate to work on data analyses and modeling of the behavior and population biology of birds. This position will be involved with several studies. Most projects incorporate long-term data sets for Green-rumped Parrotlets including studies of demography, sex ratio, and social system. Others may include work on Marbled Murrelets. Opportunity to conduct some field work in the tropics or California. Experience with management and analysis of large datasets in Access, application of advanced statistical modeling techniques, demographic and population modeling, and/or GIS are desirable. Salary $32,000 a year and benefits. The position is renewable for up to 3 years. Deadline for application is Sept. 24 or until a suitable applicant is found. Send letter of interest, CV, list of publications, and names, addresses and phone numbers of 3 references to: Steve Beissinger, Ecosystem Sciences Division, 151 Hilgard Hall #3110, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720-3110. Posted: 7/20/01.
Genetics and Behavior of Shrimp: Virginia Institute of Marine Science, School of Marine Science. A postdoctoral position is available immediately to join an NSF-funded project investigating the interaction of breeding system, genetic relatedness, and behavioral dynamics in colonies of eusocial shrimp. The project involves a combination of microsatellite analyses and behavioral experiments focusing on the shrimp Synalpheus regalis and S. chacei. These two species represent independent origins of eusociality within the same genus and exhibit several intriguing differences in colony structure that are promising for a comparative approach to testing the influence of colony genetic structure on levels of reproductive skew, cooperation, and conflict. Applicants must have a Ph.D. with emphasis in behavior, evolutionary biology, or related field, and a strong background in the application of molecular techniques, preferably development and screening of microsatellite markers, to problems in behavioral ecology. The Postdoctoral Associate will have primary responsibility for genetic analyses of shrimp colony structure and will also participate in field expeditions to Central America and experimental analysis of behavior. Scuba certification is a plus although not absolutely necessary. Funding is available for 18 months at a starting salary of $28,000. For further information or informal inquiries please contact Emmett Duffy (email@example.com) or see our lab web site: http://www.vims.edu/bio/mobee Please send a statement of research accomplishments and interests, current CV, contact information for three references, and one sample publication to Emmett Duffy, preferably as email attachments, or at the address below. Review will begin 22 February 2002 and continue until an appointment is made. J. Emmett Duffy, School of Marine Science & Virginia Institute of Marine Science, The College of William and Mary, Gloucester Point, VA 23062-1346. phone: 804-684-7369, FAX: 804-684-7293. Posted: 2/7/02.
Atlantic Salmon Foraging Ecophysiology: The Canadian Rivers institute (www.unb.ca/cri/) is seeking a highly qualified and motivated individual to design and carry out post-doctoral research on the ecology and physiology of foraging in a wild population of pre-smolt Atlantic salmon in the magnificent Miramichi River system of central New Brunswick. Salmon parr display variable growth rates related to seasonal availability of food (drift) and temperature constraints on growth and metabolism. Pre-smolts display accelerated growth in the late winter/ spring preceding their emigration from freshwater. How food energy derived from the stream environment is partitioned and utilized within the individual fish during the last year of freshwater life is largely unknown but may be important in affecting growth, maturity, migration, and survival. The use of stable isotope analysis may provide insights to how nutrients from isotopically distinct food sources and trophic levels are utilized in different fish tissues during periods of high growth (spring) versus resting periods (winter). The project will involve field investigations and some laboratory-based experimentation, and will require a candidate familiar with the ecology and physiology of salmonid fishes. An understanding of stable isotope analysis and its use as an ecological tool will be an advantage. Full funding for salary and research is available for a 2-year term, with an opportunity for renewal. The facilities and expertise in the Stable Isotopes in Nature Laboratory of the CRI and the field station at Catamaran Brook will be available to the successful candidate for his/her research. Ideally, the successful candidate will start in September 2002 or January 2003. Interested individuals should send a letter of interest and full CV to: Dr. Rick Cunjak, Canada Research Chair in River Ecosystem Science Director, Canadian Rivers Institute Department of Biology, University of New Brunswick, Fredericton, NB, CANADA. E3B 6E1 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: 506-452-6204. Posted: 2/27/02.
Atlantic Salmon Ecology and Fluvial Geomorphology: The Canadian Rivers institute (CRI) is seeking a highly qualified and motivated individual to design and carry out research on the Spatial dynamics and adaptive habitat use by Atlantic salmon in large rivers. In large systems like the Miramichi and Restigouche Rivers, New Brunswick, we are interested in understanding the ecological risks and benefits of spawning and rearing in headwaters versus main river channels. This study will largely deal with questions about spatial ecology and habitat 'patch' dynamics, and will require a candidate familiar with spatial data analysis, salmonid ecology, and some understanding of the physical characteristics that shape riverine environments (hydrology, fluvial geomorphology). Funding is available for a 2-year term, with an opportunity for renewal. Interested individuals should contact: Dr. Rick Cunjak, Canada Research Chair in River Ecosystem Science Director, Canadian Rivers Institute (www.unb.ca/cri/) Department of Biology, University of New Brunswick, Fredericton, NB, CANADA. E3B 6E1. Email: email@example.com, Tel: 506-452-6204. Posted: 1/28/02.
Fish Ecology: The Ecosystems Center of the Marine Biological Laboratory is seeking applicants for a full-time Postdoctoral Scientist for an ongoing arctic stream studies position. The successful candidate will participate in long-term ecological research on fish in arctic tundra stream ecosystems at Toolik Field Station in northern Alaska and laboratory and writing work in Woods Hole, Massachusetts. Field activities in Alaska will include maintaining long-term experiments and coordinating fish sampling. Other activities include PIT tagging fish, measuring metabolism of fish, maintaining weirs in the river, sampling physical parameters in streams, collection and analysis of water samples and benthic invertebrate samples. Activities in Woods Hole will include gut and insect analyses, data analysis, writing manuscripts and reports and logistical planning. Education/Experience/Skills: Ph.D. in Aquatic Biology or Fish Ecology. Experience with statistical analyses, database management, spreadsheet and graphics programs required. Experience with long-term tagging programs, ecosystems modeling and fly fishing would be very beneficial. Scientific writing skills are a must. Applicants should be in good health, capable of rigorous physical activity (e.g., working long hours outside in potentially severe weather, carrying >40lbs. pack across uneven terrain, hiking many miles per day across tundra) and be prepared to live in an isolated setting with harsh environmental conditions. Open until a suitable candidate is identified. Please send your resume, copy of transcripts, names, address, telephone numbers and email address, if available of three references to: Marine Biological Laboratory, ATTN: Human Resources reference code [PDS FISH], 7 MBL Street, Woods Hole, MA 02543-1015; email firstname.lastname@example.org. Posted: 1/24/02.
Aquatic Ecosystem Ecologist: We are recruiting a post-doctoral student to participate in an exciting new project studying ecosystem-level processes of stream-lake interactions. The NSF-sponsored project will focus on: (1) nutrient transport through the watershed using 15N tracer additions and N & P budgets; (2) thermal relationships between lakes and streams, and; (3) the interaction between these physical and chemical processes and the biotic communities. The researcher will work with an interdisciplinary team of faculty, technicians and students from Utah State University and the University of Wyoming. Additional information about the project is available at our web site: http://bioweb.usu.edu/biogeochem/SLI/stream-lake_interact.htm Applicants should have interests in ecosystem ecology, plankton and periphyton dynamics, and have a strong publication record commensurate with their educational level. SCUBA-certification is desirable. The researcher will be based at Utah State University. Field work will occur in the Sawtooth Mountains of Idaho for 3-4 months of the year. Funding for the position is available for 2.5 years, beginning in the spring of 2002. Full benefits are available. For additional information regarding job expectations contact Dr. Wayne Wurtsbaugh, Dr. Michelle Baker, or Dr. Jim Haefner. Ecology Center, Utah State University, Logan, UT 84322. E-mail: email@example.com APPLICATION: Send CV and contact information for three references to Dr. Wayne Wurtsbaugh, Department of Fisheries and Wildlife, Utah State University, Logan, UT 84322-5210, USA. 435 797-2584 (work); 435 797-1871 (FAX); E-mail: mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org, http://cc.usu.edu/~wurts/. Review of applications will begin January 22nd, but the position will be open until filled. Posted: 12/26/01.
Ecosystem Ecology and Biogeochemistry: Biology Department at Duke University. We seek a biologist or physical scientist with experience in ecosystem ecology or biogeochemistry to study the interactions of vegetation change and plant/soil/atmosphere interactions. The successful applicant can contribute to several recently funded projects (NSF and Mellon Foundation) examining the ecosystem consequences of woody plant invasions in the southwestern U.S. or Argentina. The successful applicant would also have the opportunity to participate in the Duke Free-Air CO2 Enrichment experiment and several other projects. Extensive travel is an option for the successful applicant but is not required. Applicants should send a CV, statement of research interests, and three letters of recommendation to: Rob Jackson, Department of Biology, Phytotron Building, Box 90340, Duke University, Durham, NC 27708-0340. Applications received by March 15, 2002 will be assured consideration. For more information on research in our lab see http://www.biology.duke.edu/jackson. Duke University is an equal opportunity employer. Revised: 2/20/02.
Desert Spring Ecology: A post-doctoral position is available immediately through the Biological Resource Research Center at the University of Nevada, Reno. The candidate will work on research projects and adaptive management of spring ecosystems in the Spring Mountains in accordance with goals set by the Multi-Species Habitat Conservation Plan (MSHCP) of Clark County, Nevada. The overall objective of the project is quantitatively to assess the effects of feral horses, burros, and elk on spring and upland ecosystems, and to suggest management actions to mitigate effects deemed dangerous for native biota. Work will include oversight of biodiversity monitoring of springs and uplands, experimental design and implementation (including horse/burro/elk exclusion), analysis of resulting datasets, and preparation of oral and written reports. Applicants should have completed a Ph.D. in Ecology, Conservation Biology, Wildlife Biology, or a related area of study. Applicants should be well versed in experimental design and statistics, and be comfortable working with large datasets. Familiarity with Mojave Desert/Great Basin ecosystems, especially with respect to riparian plant and invertebrate communities would be advantageous. Research will be conducted under Drs. C. Richard Tracy and Dennis D. Murphy. Funding is anticipated for at least 1-2 years. Interested applicants should send an email to Dr. C. Richard Tracy (email@example.com) including a letter of interest, CV, and contact information for three references. Posted: 2/19/02.
Ecosystem Ecology: Post-doctoral research associate to participate in a project to study ecosystem responses to tree removal and another project to understand the relative role of factor interaction in determining ecosystem functioning. Both projects use mesocosms. A Ph.D. in ecosystem ecology or related field is required. Knowledge and experience with nutrient cycling, chemical analyses, and statistical methods is desirable. Please send: 1) application letter with research interests and experience, 2) CV, 3) reprints, and 4) three references to Dr. Deane Wang, School of Natural Resources, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT 05405. Phone: (802) 656-2694. E-mail: Deane.Wang@uvm.edu. Review of applications will begin 15 November 2001 and will continue until a suitable candidate is found. Additional information available at the web site: http://snr.uvm.edu/dwang/research. Posted: 10/24/01.
Ecosystem Ecology: A postdoctoral position is available to examine biogeochemical and hydrological mechanisms that influence the extent of N limitation in alpine and chaparral ecosystems of the Sierra Nevada, California. The overall research program employs a watershed approach to studying N dynamics and utilizes a combination of plot-scale studies, isotopic and chemical tracers, watershed mass balances and ecosystem modeling. Candidates should have Ph.D. and research experience in hydrological and biogeochemical field studies and analysis, and an interest in multidisciplinary team projects. Submit letter of application, curriculum vitae and letters from two or three references to: Josh Schimel, Department of Ecology, Evolution and Marine Biology, University of California, Santa Barbara,CA 93106, Telephone 805-893-3879, Fax 805-893-4724, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Posted: 10/15/01.
Forest Ecosystem Carbon Modeller: Work with the Canadian Forest Service and the Canadian Model Forest Network on the development and application of operational-scale forest carbon budget modelling tools. Details are posted at: http://www.jobs.gc.ca/jobs/p024999e.htm The position is a 2 year term with strong possibility for renewal, located at the Pacific Forestry Centre in Victoria, BC, Canada. All applications must go directly to the Public Service Commission by July 5, 2002. Posted: 6/26/02.
Ecological Modelling: These two positions are being offered at CSIRO Sustainable Ecosystems, Centre for Arid Zone Research, Alice Springs, Australia.
Ecosystem/Quantitative Ecologist: We seek an innovative scientist with an interest in the application of quantitative analysis and modelling techniques to understand patterns of distribution of plants and animals in arid rangelands. We require someone with a good understanding of arid-zone ecosystems and a commitment to working on commercially used ecosystems. Work topics will include the development of indicators of changes in biodiversity so that environmental impact of land use/management can be monitored for commercial and public reporting. The successful applicant will work well in a small, close team, and be prepared to collaborate widely.
Regional Modeller/Systems Analyst: We seek an innovative scientist with a keen interest in regional studies, an aptitude for systems analysis and a desire to straddle the interdisciplinary boundaries between environmental, economic and social sciences. Although we do not expect the successful applicant to have experience in all these areas, he or she will be happy to explore across the boundaries in the context of providing insights into how to better manage the vast extent of inland Australia. We expect applicants to demonstrate a good knowledge of at least one relevant field, demonstrated experience in systems thinking, and an interest in the outback.
Both positions: $48K-$63K + Superannuation. He or she will work well in a small, close team, and be prepared to collaborate widely. 3 year term with the possibility of becoming indefinite. Selection documentation is available from our website: http://www.csiro.au/careers Alternatively contact Teresa Shanahan on (08) 8950 7121; or email Teresa.Shanahan@csiro.au Closing date for applications is 7th June 2002. Posted: 5/14/02.
Ecological Modeller: CSIRO Entomology, Brisbane, Australia. $AU 48K-$AU 55K + superannuation + allowances; 3-year position Cooperative Research Centre for Australian Weed Management (Weeds CRC). Contribute to the Weeds CRC's Landscape Management Program, working as part of a multi-agency team focusing on weed species selected as representatives of weed syndromes, to improve weed management in Australian ecosystems. The Weeds CRC, one of 63 such Centres funded by the Commonwealth of Australia, brings together outstanding research and extension groups from universities, government agencies and private industry. Requirements: Demonstratable capacity to develop and apply models (management-orientated, spatial, population) in a range of production and natural systems to contribute to improved management of invasive weeds. Able to interact effectively with other ecologists, weed scientists, managers and stakeholders to obtain and synthesise appropriate information to develop and modify the models. Tertiary qualifications, including relevant PhD or equivalent experience. Ability to work effectively within a team environment, and well-developed communication skills. Further information: Mr Mic Julien, 07-3214-2805 ( Mic.Julien@csiro.au ). For Information Package, including selection criteria: 02-6246-4001 (fax: 02-6246-4068, email: email@example.com or web: www.csiro.au/careers ). Applications should quote position Number 0790 and list at least three referees. Send to: Recruitment Officer, CSIRO Entomology, PO Box 1700 Canberra ACT 2601 by April 26, 2002. Posted: 4/4/02.
Ecological Modeling/Sustainability: Post-Doctoral Research Fellows (2); Salary AUD46,799-54,846; Two-year Term. Monash University has recently established the Australian Centre for Biodiversity: Analysis, Policy and Management within the Faculties of Science and Arts. The primary objective of the Centre is to synthesize existing information on and develop projective models for the future of biodiversity and ecological processes in human-dominated landscapes. The University seeks two highly-motivated, talented and enthusiastic doctoral graduates to contribute to two main program areas over the next two years within the Centre. Persons with skills in one or more of the following speciality areas are sought: ecosystem/landscape ecology with strong modelling emphasis, ecological economics with modelling, environmental sciences focusing on policy developments relating to ecological sustainability and ecological futures. The projects will involve much interaction with government agencies and regional authorities so experience in dealing with policy and management specialists will be a significant advantage. Further information such as selection criteria can be obtained from Ralph Mac Nally (+61-3-9905-5642, Ralph.MacNally@sci.monash.edu.au). Applications should address the selection criteria and must be received by 5:00PM on April 19, 2002. Posted: 3/8/02.
Urbanization/Water Quality/GIS: A post-doctoral position is available immediately for 1.5 years any time between May, 2002 and December, 2003 in Raleigh, NC. The post-doc will work with biologists in the North Carolina Division of Water Quality (Trish MacPherson, David Lenat, David Penrose, and others) and Jim Gilliam of NC State University to use GIS techniques to link an existing database of stream invertebrate bioindicators to land use. The title of the funded project is, "Urbanization and decline in water quality: Do statistically identifiable thresholds exist?" The ideal candidate will be highly motivated, vigorous, GIS-savvy, at least somewhat knowledgeable of stream biota, able to work well with a variety of people, and have strong writing skills appropriate for bringing the project to the peer-reviewed publication stage. Our concept is to provide a highly motivated and self-starting recent PhD the opportunity to mine and "run with" the database, providing whatever is needed for success: a computer of the post-doc's choosing, GIS and statistical software, travel to field sites and to scientific meetings, or whatever else is needed for success. Excellent applied statistical advice and collaboration is available in NCSU's strong Department of Statistics, and existing GIS laboratories provide opportunities for consultation and other support. The work specified in the proposal is potentially purely computer-based, but there can be opportunities and possibly the need for supporting field work or other initiatives by the post-doc, as time allows, including possible extension to a smaller database on fish fauna and/or new field collections if needed. Potential applicants should email Dr. Trish MacPherson, N. C. Division of Water Quality, Raleigh, NC (firstname.lastname@example.org ; web page www.esb.enr.state.nc.us/BAU.html) and Dr. Jim Gilliam, Department of Zoology, NC State University, Raleigh, NC (email@example.com ; web page www4.ncsu.edu/~jfgzo/jfgzo.html). The initial query can just be an expression of interest, some information on yourself, and the names of three potential references. A PhD in a relevant discipline is required prior to appointment at the post-doctoral rank, but near-graduates can be considered. Salary at the post-doc level is $30,000 per year, plus health insurance. We would like fill the position by July 1, 2002, but queries for a later start are welcome. Posted: 5/20/02.
Ecological Modeler: Western Kentucky University, Center for Water Resource Studies, is seeking applicants for an Ecological Modeling position. This Postdoctoral position is available to work on a large research project on the Upper Green River Watershed in Kentucky. Research will concentrate on landscape, land use, point and non-point pollution sources, and stream network and karst drainage effects on water quality and stream communities. Requirements include a Ph.D., strong quantitative skills, spatially explicit ecological or hydrological modeling experience, and excellent oral and written communication skills. A sound background in landscape ecology, GIS, and a demonstrated record of productivity are also desirable. Preferred starting is March 1, 2002. Expected salary range is $30,000 - $39,000 plus full benefits. This is a 12-month, non-tenure track position with the opportunity for renewal pending approval, available funds and performance. To learn more about the Center for Water Resource Studies please visit our website at http://water.wku.edu/ . Interested candidates should submit a letter of interest, CV, selected reprints and three (3) letters of recommendation to the Department of Human Resources, Wetherby Administration Building, Room 42, Western Kentucky University, 1 Big Red Way, Bowling Green, KY 42101-3576. To ensure full consideration, please submit application materials by February 22, 2002. Applicants may track the status of this position at Internet URL: http://www.wku.edu/Dept/Support/HR/. Posted: 2/6/02.
Ecological Modeling/Ecosystems Analysis: Full time, salaried position for qualifying Ph.D. (or M.S. with at least 5 years of experience). Applicant must demonstrate ability to develop and apply ecological (e.g., individual, population, community, ecosystem, landscape) models to applied ecological problems. Programming capabilties in either Java, C++, or Fortran are required. Excellent oral and written communication skills are strongly desired. Experience in probabilistic ecological risk assessment are similarly desired, but not necessary. Position is at the Oak Ridge, Tennessee office of The Cadmus Group, Inc., an international environmental consulting company. Send inquiries (no phone calls) to Dr. Steven M. Bartell at: firstname.lastname@example.org. Posted: 12/7/01.
Ecological Modeler: Everglades National Park, Florida. The South Florida Natural Resources Center has a 2-year term, full time position for an ecological modeler. The position can be extended depending on funding. Research at the SFNRC ranges from wetlands and tree islands of the southern Everglades to the mangrove communities along the coast. The candidate should have a strong background in concepts of ecology, hydrology, and/or natural resource management. Successful applicants will have skills in various forms of simulation modeling, including population dynamics, species-habitat relationships, bioenergetics, and spatial analysis. A knowledge of Unix, scripting applications, dynamic models, and programming languages such as Visual Basic will be needed. Minimum requirements are a Master's degree in a science field with 4 years experience; Ph.D. preferred. To apply, send resume to Bill Perry, Everglades National Park, 40001 State Road 9336, Homestead, FL 33034. Phone (305) 242-7810, email email@example.com. Posted: 7/30/01.
Statistician/Environmental Scientist: post-doc position to conduct research in support of watershed-scale studies on freshwater stream, river, lake, and wetland ecosystems to design efficient monitoring/survey strategies for development of state 305b (water quality assessment) and 303d (water quality impairment) reports, and prioritization of TMDL (total maximum daily load) and watershed restoration activities. US EPA Mid-Continent Ecology Division, Duluth MN. For full listing of research opportunity, see http://www.epa.gov/nheerl/postdocs/med.html#med0126. For further application instructions, see http://www.epa.gov/nheerl/postdocs/. To apply, a curriculum vitae, letter of recommendation from a senior research advisor or other comparable official, letter indicating research interest and preferred geographical location(s) should be sent to: Ms. Karen Dean, ATTN: Post-doc Recruitment, US EPA, NHEERL (MD-85), Research Triangle Park, NC 27711 by October 30th. Posted: 10/5/01.
Landscape Fire Behavior and Effects: Post-doctoral position in spatial modeling of forest structure, fuels, fire behavior, and fire effects in the Sierra Nevada. Integration of remotely sensed and ground based data into fire hazard assessments at large spatial scales (over 20,000 ha). Responsibilities include development of landscape fire effects models, assessing effectiveness of landscape fuel treatments, assisting in field data collection, and summarizing research results in peer-reviewed journal articles. Five years of funding is available (renewed annually). Field technician assistance is available. Additional opportunities include working with a diverse group of other projects (http://www.CNR.Berkeley.EDU/stephens-lab/) and association with the Sierra Nevada Research Center (http://www.psw.fs.fed.us/snrc/). QUALIFICATIONS: A completed (or imminent) Ph.D in fire ecology, ecology, forestry, natural resources, geography, or related field. Strong quantitative skills. Training and experience in fire science and geographic information systems. Knowledge of remote sensing, spatial modeling, and forest ecology are desirable. Strong communications skills required. Ability to work independently and as part of a larger team. START DATE: 6/17/2002 desirable. This is a full time position within the Department of Environmental Science, Policy, and Management at UC Berkeley. Salary $35,000-$39,000 depending on experience. The position includes health and vacation benefits. To learn more about the position please contact Scott Stephens (firstname.lastname@example.org). TO APPLY: Send printed or electronic copies of (1) curriculum vitae; (2) transcripts from graduate and undergraduate study (unofficial copies are fine); (3) names and contact information (phone, email, address) for three to five references, including how and when you were associated with them; and (4) reprints of up to three publications to: Dr. Scott Stephens, Department of Environmental Science, Policy, and Management, Division of Forest Science, 145 Mulford Hall MC 3114, University of California, Berkeley, CA. 94720-3114. Application deadline 5/15/02. Posted: 4/5/02.
Fire Ecology: We are seeking a scientist to develop a nationally recognized applied research program on prescribed fire and vegetation dynamics in southern pine ecosystems. Research program will focus on the Red Hills region and contain an element of longleaf/wiregrass restoration. Position duties will have an approximate 75/25% research/outreach split and will include service on the Fire Ecology Conference Steering Committee every 2-3 years and as Tall Timbers' representative on various professional fire-related working groups and committees. Qualifications: (1) Ph.D. in ecology or related field, (2) ability to conduct independent and interdisciplinary field research and publish peer-reviewed articles in scientific journals, (3) ability to obtain extramural funding, (4) track record of fire-related research interests. To apply, submit CV, transcripts, names, address and phone numbers for 4 references to: R. E. Masters, Tall Timbers Research Station, 13093 Henry Beadel Drive, Tallahassee, FL 32312. Review of applications will begin 20 May 2002 and continue until a suitable candidate is identified. See www.talltimbers.org for complete job description. Posted: 3/13/02.
Fire/Landscape Ecology: Department of Forest Ecology and Management, University of Wisconsin-Madison Project: Wildland fires have emerged as one of the most pressing forest management concerns and housing units in the wildland urban interface (WUI) are at highest risk. However, few studies have mapped and quantified the WUI for an entire region, and it remains unclear if suburban and rural sprawl increase the WUI area, thereby increasing the risk of future damage. The objective of this project is to map the WUI across the U.S., estimate current fire danger and predict future changes in fire danger related to sprawl. Funding is available for one Postdoctoral Research Associate at the PhD level to complement our research team. Research Team: Recent decades witnessed widespread sprawl, both at the urban fringe and in rural areas. The impacts of this development on forest ecosystems remain largely unknown. We represent an interdisciplinary team of researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison integrating applied demography (to monitor and forecast housing development) and forest landscape ecology (to assess the impact of these developments on forest ecosystems and their management). Our research utilizes U.S. Census data and satellite land cover classifications; our approach is quantitative and based on GIS, spatial statistics, and simulation modeling. Salary and research support are highly competitive. Positions available immediately and should be filled by fall of 2002. An earlier start date is preferred; a later start date is negotiable. Requirements: a Phd in forestry, natural resources management, geography, or other related discipline and an interest in interdisciplinary research. Applicants should have a background in fire ecology or fire management. Experience with GIS and spatial statistics is desirable. Excellent writing skills are essential. Applicants must send a CV, cover letter including their research interests, academic/professional background, and the names and contact addresses of three references to: Volker Radeloff, Department of Forest Ecology and Management, University of Wisconsin, 1630 Linden Drive, Room 111 Russell Laboratories, Madison WI 53706, email@example.com, (608) 263-4349. Applications will be reviewed upon receipt and the review will continue until the positions are filled. Applications received by April 10th, 2002 will be guaranteed consideration. Posted: 3/20/02.
Forest Modeling: Spatial modeling of regional patterns of forest vegetation and fuels The Ecosystems and Landscapes Team of the Ecosystem Processes Research Program seeks a motivated individual to pursue research on mapping regional patterns of forest vegetation and fuels in the western United States. This position is part of a national effort aimed at producing new knowledge and tools that will contribute to solving fire-related problems. The individual in this position will have the opportunity to develop and apply novel methods of regional vegetation mapping that use multivariate statistical models to link forest inventory plots with satellite imagery and GIS databases. Responsibilities will include developing predictive spatial models of forest vegetation and fuels for three study areas in Washington, Oregon, and California, and summarizing research results in reports and peer_reviewed journal articles. The position will be located at the Forestry Sciences Laboratory, Pacific Northwest Research Station, USDA Forest Service, in Corvallis, Oregon. Three years of funding is currently available through a grant from the Joint Fire Sciences Program. QUALIFICATIONS: Ph.D. in ecology, forestry, natural resources, geography, or related field. Strong quantitative skills, particularly multivariate statistics (including ordination methods). Advanced training and experience in using geographic information systems and other computer technology. Knowledge of remote sensing, fire science, spatial modeling, and forest ecology are desirable. Communications skills, including a successful record of publishing research papers in peer-reviewed journals and presenting research results at scientific meetings. Ability to work independently and as part of a team. START DATE: Negotiable. This is a full time position at a GS-11/12 level ($43,326 - $51,927 depending on experience). The position includes health, retirement (including a 401k package), and vacation benefits. Candidates must be one of the following: To learn more about the position contact Michael Wimberly, firstname.lastname@example.org. TO APPLY: Send printed or electronic copies of (1) curriculum vitae; (2) transcripts from graduate and undergraduate study (unofficial copies are OK); (3) names and contact information for three to five references, including how and when you were associated with them; and (4) reprints of up to five publications to: Dr. Michael Wimberly, Warnell School of Forest Resources, University of Georgia, Athens, GA 30602. Please respond by November 30 to be considered for the position. Posted: 10/30/01.
Community/Ecosystem Ecologist: Department of Biological Sciences, Louisiana State University. A postdoctoral position is available from Sept. 1, 2002 for one year to contribute to a large-scale, long-term experiment concerning lowland rainforest responses (e.g., NPP, understory structure and diversity, fine-root dynamics, etc.) to nutrient augmentation (NPK-factorial experiment using 40-m x 40-m plots four replicates per treatment). The experiment is underway in Panama (began in 1998), and the primary responsibilities of the postdoctoral researcher who would be based at LSU would entail statistical analyses of existing and incoming data. Minimum qualifications include a Ph.D. in terrestrial community or ecosystem ecology or other field relevant to the project, as well as strong analytical and statistical skills. Desired additional qualifications include experience with spatial statistics or geostatistics, experience with minirhizotron analysis of fine-root dynamics, and experience analyzing forest demographic data. Send via e-mail (as Word or pdf attachments) a CV, a statement describing your own analytical and statistical background along with interests in future ecological research, and the names of 3 references with their mailing addresses, telephone and fax numbers, and e-mail addresses to Kyle Harms: email@example.com. This posting is LSU ref. log #1074. Applications will be accepted until July 31, 2002, or until the position is filled. Posted: 5/20/02.
Community/Ecosystem/Landscape Ecologist: The NASA-IRA research group of the University of Puerto Rico, R¡o Piedras Campus is looking for a postdoctoral associate to assist with the synthesis of seven years of research in Puerto Rico on land use change and its effect on the global environment. The postdoctoral associate is expected to be the lead author on a synthesis paper based on research conducted in three areas: 1) land use dynamics, 2) vegetation response to land use change, and 3) ecosystem responses to changes in vegetation. Candidates must hold a Ph.D., show evidence of ability to synthesize information across different fields, and publish in international peer-reviewed journals. Interested candidates should send a curriculum vitae, a statement of research interests, recent reprints, and contact information of three references. The evaluation process will begin on April 1, 2002, and will continue until the position is filled. Please send information to: T. Mitchell Aide, Department of Biology, P.O. Box 23360, San Juan, PR 00931-3360, email: firstname.lastname@example.org, tel: (787) 764 0000 ext. 2580. Posted: 2/14/02.
Floodplain Dynamics/Ecology: University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science, Appalachian Laboratory. Applications are being accepted for a postdoctoral position in floodplain dynamics (geomorphology) and/or ecology. This position is part of a multi-disciplinary, multi-investigator, NSF-funded project that will examine the long-term impacts of changing floodplain geomorphology on forest vegetation dynamics. Two areas of expertise will be considered for this postdoctoral position, although the successful candidate need not demonstrate expertise in both areas: (1) Floodplain sedimentation and spatial modeling - the successful candidate will be involved in geomorphic studies to characterize long-term changes in floodplain sedimentation and to model those changes within a GIS environment. (2) Riparian/floodplain/forest ecology and modeling - the successful candidate will participate in developing models of floodplain vegetation distribution which subsequently will be linked to geomorphic models to simulate long term changes in vegetation due to altered geomorphology. Candidates in either area are expected to be proficient in the use of geographic information systems. A willingness to participate in fieldwork is essential. Programming experience is advantageous. Initial appointment is one year (renewable up to 2.5 years). Please send an application with curriculum vita, statement of research interests, and the names of three references to: Dr. Phil Townsend, UMCES Appalachian Laboratory, 301 Braddock Rd., Frostburg, MD 21532-2307. For more information, please contact Dr. Townsend at email@example.com. Review of applications begins April 15, 2002 with position starting in Summer or Fall, 2002. Posted: 3/15/02.
Landscape Ecology: Geospatial Analyst: Patterns of land use change, Landscape Ecology Laboratory, Duke University. We seek a colleague to participate in an on-going study of the causes and consequences of landscape change in the NC Piedmont, focusing on land use in the Triangle region defined by Durham, Chapel Hill, and Raleigh. The position requires expertise in GIS (Arc/Info) and remote sensing (Imagine) as well as spatial analysis and modeling (programming). PhD or M.S. plus equivalent experience required. Position is for 2 years. Submit application (statement of interest, CV, names and contact information for references) electronically to Dean Urban (email firstname.lastname@example.org). http://www.env.duke.edu/landscape. Posted: 4/23/02.
Land Use Change, Ecosystem Processes, and Landscape Ecology of Australian Rangelands: A Research Associate/Research Fellow position is available in the Ecosystems Research Group, Department of Botany, at the University of Western Australia (Perth), beginning 1 March 2002 to study spatial variation of ecosystem dynamics in the semi-arid Pilbara region of northern Western Australia. The researcher will join Dr Pauline Grierson and Professor Mark Adams in a study funded by the Australian Research Council in collaboration with Hamersley Iron Pty Ltd. The Pilbara region offers many opportunities to investigate general relationships between broad-scale ecological pattern and process. Our aim is, through controlled field experimentation and measurement, to disentangle the effects of changing land use (e.g. conversion of rangeland to reserved land or vice-versa,) from those of disturbance. In particular, we aim to identify key variables, which can be quantified and monitored, for assessment of ecosystem sustainability and resilience, particularly in arid-semiarid environments. Key questions are: 1. How does the sustainability of communities vary across the landscape (e.g. are riparian systems more or less 'resilient' to disturbance and changes in land use than floodplain systems, woody shrublands vs perennial grasslands)? 2. Are some vegetation 'patterns' more resilient/resistant to land-use change than others (i.e. mulga groves vs scattered mulga individuals)? 3. Does de-stocking lead to an improvement in sustainability of land use, where sustainability is defined by variables such as biodiversity and productivity, and water and nutrient cycles? 4. Does removal of woody species (that are likely to increase in abundance after de-stocking) lead to a decline in sustainability of land use? 5. What is the 'scale' of influence of major infrastructure (roads and railways) on sustainability of surrounding land in comparison to that of other 'disturbance' events? Responsibilities will include field studies, laboratory analyses, statistical analysis of data and GIS-based analyses, and oral and written communication of research. Experience in spatial modelling is desirable. The successful candidate will also assist with project management and field logistics, and interact with project personnel. Applicants must have completed a PhD in Ecology, Botany, Forestry or a related field prior to appointment. Experience in studies of ecosystem processes and landscape ecology of arid environments, and of geographic information systems and/or ecological modelling are desirable. An ability to work well in a collaborative setting and to undertake fieldwork in remote locations is essential. The position may entail periods of up to 4 weeks based at the town of Tom Price in the Pilbara. For further information please contact: Dr. Pauline F Grierson, Ecosystems Research Group, Department of Botany, The University of Western Australia, 35 Stirling Highway, Crawley WA 6009, Australia. Tel: +61-8-9380-7926, Fax: +61-8-9380-7925, Email: email@example.com. Review of applicants will begin Nov 2002; position will remain open until a suitable candidate is found. We seek a starting date of 1 March 2002. Funding is available for this position for 3-5 years, depending on level of appointment. Posted: 10/24/01.
Landscape Ecology: The University of the South, popularly known as Sewanee, invites applications for the position of Brown Faculty Fellow in Landscape Analysis in the College of Arts and Sciences (12 month term appointment). The Brown Faculty Fellow will be associated with the Landscape Analysis Laboratory (http://lal.sewanee.edu) and the Environmental Studies Program at Sewanee and will be expected to collaborate with a group of faculty and undergraduate student researchers engaged in interdisciplinary research on landscape level socioeconomic and ecological processes. This position will also be responsible for teaching three courses, including an introductory and an advanced course in GIS and Spatial Analysis/ Modeling. This position will be involved with ongoing federally funded research including an U.S. EPA:U.S.FWS-funded Small Area Forest Assessment project recently conducted at Sewanee in association with the Southern Forest Resource Assessment project recently conducted at Sewanee in association with the Southern Forest Resource Assessment and pending grants to develop socioeconomic models of land use change and impacts on the Cumberland Plateau. Position requirements include a PhD degree in appropriate subdisciplines of biology, geography, economics, or forestry; experience in GIS analysis, landscape modeling, and statistical analysis. Candidates will be expected to have experience in at least some of the following: ArcGIS, Geomedia, Idrisi, Matlab, ERDAS, SELES, S+, SpaceStat or Maple. The ability to teach introductory conservation biology is a plus, but not necessary. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled; however, only candidates whose applications are received by May 31, 2002, are assured of receiving full consideration. Address questions to Dr. Jon Evans (firstname.lastname@example.org). A letter of application, resume, and the names of three references should be sent to: Rachel Petropoulos, Research Support Specialist, Landscape Analysis Laboratory, The University of the South, 735 University Avenue, Sewanee, TN 37383-1000. Posted: 4/22/02.
Landscape Ecology: Pending final approval of a federal grant, the University of the South, popularly known as Sewanee, invites applications for 21 month term Research Associate position with the Landscape Analysis Laboratory (http://lal.sewanee.edu). The successful candidate will be expected to collaborate with a group of faculty and undergraduate student researchers engaged in interdisciplinary research on landscape level socioeconomic and ecological processes. This position will be involved with federally-funded research following an EPA/ USFWS-funded Small Area Forest Assessment project recently conducted at Sewanee in association with the Southern Forest Resource Assessment. The pending grants will fund the development of socioeconomic models of land use change and environmental impacts on the Cumberland Plateau. Requirements include a PhD degree in appropriate subdisciplines of economics, geography, biology, or forestry; experience in GIS analysis, landscape modeling, and statistical analysis. Candidates will be expected to have experience in at least some of the following: ArcGIS, Geomedia, Idrisi, Matlab, ERDAS, SELES, S+, SpaceStat or Maple. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled; however, only candidates whose applications are received by May 31, 2002, are assured of receiving full consideration. Address questions to Dr. Robin Gottfried (email@example.com) or Dr. Jon Evans (firstname.lastname@example.org). A letter of application, resume, and the names of three references should be sent to: Carlene Bain, Personnel Services, The University of the South, 735 University Avenue, Sewanee, TN 37383-1000. Posted: 4/22/02.
Watershed Landscape Ecologist: The Smithsonian Environmental Research Center (SERC) has an immediate opening for a postdoctoral research associate or research technician to join projects relating watershed nutrient discharges to watershed geography and developing indicators of watershed and estuarine ecosystem health. Applicants at the postdoctoral level should have a Ph.D. in science or geography. Applicants at the technician level should have a Masters degree. All applicants should have experience with ARC/INFO GIS software, multivariate statistical analysis (particularly using SAS software), and background in landscape ecology, ecosystem ecology, biogeochemistry, nutrient transport, or hydrology. Other desirable skills include: computer programming, simulation modeling, remote sensing (particularly with ERDAS Imagine), or use of global positioning systems. The incumbent will be an active participant in project planning, data analysis, and scientific publications and must be able to work as part of a research team. The position is funded by a 4 year grant from the EPA STAR program. Salary $30,000-40,000 (depending on qualifications) plus benefits. For best consideration, send letter of application, resume, graduate and undergraduate transcripts (photocopies are fine), and names of three references by September 28, 2001 to Dr. Donald Weller (email@example.com), SERC, P.O. Box 28, Edgewater, MD 21037-0028. For more information on SERC visit http://www.serc.si.edu. Posted: 9/11/01.
Remote Sensing Analysis: The Wildlife Conservation Society seeks a postdoctoral associate in remote sensing analysis for a two-year position based at the Bronx Zoo in New York City. The associate will work with the Landscape Ecology and Geographic Analysis Program to integrate applications of remote sensing technology into the international conservation activities of the Society through exemplary studies in collaboration with WCS field scientists and conservationists. The associate will also be expected to prepare and teach training courses in remote sensing analysis to conservation biologists from around the world and to provide specific support in satellite remote sensing, aerial photography and videography, and general support in geographic information systems (GIS), global positioning systems (GPS) and other related geospatial technologies to WCS staff and partners. This position is highly collaborative and represents a significant opportunity to find new and effective ways to use remote sensing to further conservation of wildlife and wild places. The starting salary for the position is $36,000/year. The Wildlife Conservation Society, formerly the New York Zoological Society, works to save wildlife and wild places through 300 applied conservation and research projects in 52 countries around the world. To apply for this position, send a cover letter describing why you care about remote sensing and its applications to conservation, your curriculum vitae, and a list of at least three references by regular mail to Human Resources Department, Box: ACE, Wildlife Conservation Society, 2300 Southern Blvd., Bronx, NY 10460. Please specify your date of availability. All materials must be received by October 15, 2001 for full consideration. Questions about the position should be addressed to Dr. Eric Sanderson. (phone: 718-220-6825; email: firstname.lastname@example.org). Qualifications: A Ph.D. in ecology, geography or remote sensing science or similar discipline with extensive experience in remote sensing image acquisition and processing, and the interpretation of remotely sensed data for ecological or conservation purposes. The successful applicant will be fluent in major image processing software packages and have had experience with many different kinds of remotely sensed data, including aerial photography, optical remote sensing, and/or radar remote sensing techniques. Experience with new NASA satellite technologies (e.g. MODIS, ASTER, MISR, Landsat-7, etc.) is especially desired. The applicant should be able to explain remote sensing data, methods and interpretation, and their application to conservation problems, to non-specialist scientists as well as to the general public. The applicant should have excellent writing and speaking skills in English and a demonstrated ability to publish in scientific journals. Language ability in languages other than English preferred. Posted: 9/20/01.
Remote Sensing Analysis: Research Position in the area of Fire, Climate, and Land-Cover Change in Tropical and Boreal Forests. A Research Associate or Faculty Research Assistant (dependent on experience) is being sought to support research based on analysis of satellite imagery. The successful candidate will be expected to manage and further develop research programs funded by NASA and other sponsors that are focused primarily on understanding the interactions of climate, land cover change and fire on forest ecosystem processes and carbon cycle dynamics in the Kalimantan region of Indonesia. In addition, the successful candidate will also work on similar projects based in boreal forest regions. Knowledge of digital image processing, with a special emphasis on Landsat imagery, is essential for this position. Scientific background on the role of forest cover change in carbon cycle is also desired. Qualifications for this position include either a Master's (with several years of relevant work experience) for the Faculty Research Assistant, or a Ph.D. degree in an environmental science field and/or remote sensing and digital image processing for the Research Associate position. Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications. For best consideration, send a current vita, a cover letter summarizing your research and career goals, and the contact information for 3 professional references by October 30th, 2001 to: Eric S. Kasischke (email@example.com), University of Maryland, Department of Geography, 2181 LeFrak Hall, College Park, MD 20742. Posted: 9/26/01.
Landscape Ecology/GIS-Based Natural Resource Inventory: The Adirondack Ecological Center of the State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry, in collaboration with Cornell University and the Adirondack Research Consortium, is seeking applications for a Postdoctoral Associate to perform a comprehensive GIS-based inventory of natural resources of the Adirondack Park. Position Description: Responsibilities for this two-year position include assembly of existing digital data into a GIS, developing landscape ecology models and synthesizing data layers, identifying information needs, interacting with Agency and other personnel, and conducting GIS workshops for natural resource professionals. Opportunities include working with a diverse group of natural resource scientists to study landscape ecology of a region renowned for its long history in conservation, natural assets and intense public interest in resource management. For further information please see http://www.esf.edu/aec. Required Qualifications: PhD in natural resources, ecology, engineering, wildlife biology, forestry, or closely related field; solid background and experience in GIS, landscape ecology and spatial modeling; demonstrated ability in oral and written communication, quantitative analysis, and ability to work effectively as part of a research team and interact with diverse audiences, including Agency personnel. Applications will be accepted through November 1, or thereafter until the position is filled. It is anticipated that final candidates will be interviewed in mid-November. Position is available beginning December 1, 2001 and is contingent upon final funding approval. Send letter of application that outlines research interests and goals, resume, and the names, addresses, telephone numbers, and email addresses of three professional references to: Anne Saplin, Assistant to Director Roosevelt Wild Life Station 1 Forestry Drive 255 Illick Hall SUNY ESF Syracuse, NY 13210 Telephone: (315) 470-4839 Fax: (315) 470-4861 firstname.lastname@example.org. Posted: 9/4/01.
Landscape Ecology: The Landscape Ecology Laboratory at Carleton University (http://www.carleton.ca/lands-ecol/) seeks a postdoctoral scientist with a proven research record in landscape ecology. Applicants should have experience in landscape analysis, spatial modeling such as simulation modeling or GIS modeling, and other quantitative methods in landscape ecology. We are particularly looking for someone with experience in analysis of multi-landscape data sets, and integration of spatial modelling with field data. The position is available for up to 2 years at an annual salary of $35,000 (CAN). Applicants should send their CV, a statement of research interests and approaches, a description of computer skills, and the names and contact information of 3 referees, by 31 December 2001, to: Lenore Fahrig, Dept. of Biology, Carleton University, 1125 Colonel By Drive, Ottawa, Ontario, K1S 5B6, Canada. Applications sent by email will not be considered. Revised: 9/14/01.
Assessing Extinction Risk in Dynamic Landscapes: Postdoctoral position to model extinction risk for Neotropical migratory passerines in landscapes subjected to chronic habitat loss and fragmentation. This project is funded under the EPA-STAR Wildlife Risk Assessment Program and the objectives are to 1) explore how the disturbance architecture of landscapes interacts with life-history traits and contributes to species' extinction risk; 2) evaluate extinction risk for different species under different scenarios of landscape change; 3) identify thresholds in species' responses to landscape change, and 4) assess how landscape dynamics affect the extinction threshold. Responsibilities will involve extension of existing models of extinction risk to a dynamic landscape context, executing computer simulation runs, analysis of model output, and presentation/publication of research. Qualifications: Must have completed a Ph.D. in ecology, wildlife biology, conservation biology or related field by start date. Expertise in modeling and computer programming is required, and familiarity with C/C++ in a UNIX environment is greatly preferred. Start date: Flexible, but on or before January 14, 2002 preferred. Duration and Location: The position is for a period of two years and is based at Kansas State University in Manhattan, located within the scenic Flint Hills region of eastern Kansas which includes the Konza Prairie Biological Station, a NSF-LTER site located near KSU. Application: To ensure full consideration, send statement of research interests, curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation and representative reprints/preprints by September 14, 2001 to Dr. Kimberly A. With, Division of Biology, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS 66506. Posted: 8/14/01.
Pasture Systems Modeling: The Agricultural Research Service, USDA, University Park, Pennsylvania, is seeking a temporary full-time Research Associate (Post Doc) to assist with the development and application of a model integrating pasture growth and development, animal utilization, and nutrient cycling in a farm system. This scientist will serve as a member of a multi disciplinary research team of engineers, soil scientists, agronomists, and animal scientists with the Pasture Systems and Watershed Management Research Unit and The Pennsylvania State University. Responsibilities of this position include the development, validation, and application of a multiple plant species pasture model and refinement of the pasture component of a whole-farm model. Models will be applied to the evaluation and comparison of alternative farm production systems and the development of decision support materials for producers and farm consultants. The project goal is to improve the productivity, sustainability and profitability while reducing the environmental impact of animal-based agriculture in the northeastern U.S. The candidate must be a U.S. citizen or from an allied country of the U.S. The candidate must have a Ph.D. in engineering, agronomy, ecology, plant physiology or a related field with sufficient specialized course work and experience to support this assignment. Experience in systems analysis, modeling, plant growth and development and a practical understanding of farm production systems are required. Salary is commensurate with experience, GS-11 to GS-12; $43,326 to $51,927 per year. For a copy of the application package, call 814-863-0939 or FAX 814-863-0935. For more information on the position, contact Dr. Alan Rotz at 814-865-2049 or e-mail, email@example.com. Posted: 2/1/02.
Statistical Modeling of Landscape Characteristics on Breeding Birds: Post-doc $24,000-27,000/yr, plus full fringe benefits (health insurance, retirement, vacation). Primary duties are to develop statistical models of nest predation and cowbird parasitism with respect to landscape features based on a large, collaborative data set (BBIRD) and actively publish results in peer-reviewed outlets. GIS characterization of landscape features is being completed through collaborative interactions with the Wildlife Spatial Analysis Lab at the University of Montana. Some opportunities for field work at a high elevation site in Arizona. Preference given to those with strong motivation, demonstrated ability to publish in high quality peer-reviewed outlets, familiarity with PC computers and management of large databases, statistical analyses of nesting success related to habitat at landscape scales in complex data-sets, and field experience with nesting biology. Ph.D. required. Position open until suitable candidate identified. Review of applications will begin 15 September and will continue until a suitable candidate is hired. Position starts Fall 2001. Please send letter explaining background experience and career goals, curriculum vita, and 3 letters of recommendation to: Thomas E. Martin, Montana Cooperative Wildlife Research Unit, University of Montana, Missoula, MT 59812 (406-243-5372; tmartin@Selway.umt.edu). Posted: 7/24/01.
Ecosystem Modeling in East Africa: The Natural Resource Ecology Laboratory (NREL) at Colorado State University (CSU) and the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) in Nairobi, announce the availability of a Postdoctoral Research Associate position in conjunction with a USAID Global Livestock Cooperative Research Support Program grant. The GL-CRSP project involves integrated assessments of pastoral-wildlife interactions, focusing on people, policy, conservation and livestock development in Kenya and Tanzania, East Africa. The position will be based at ILRI in Nairobi following a 6-month training period at CSU. The applicant must have an in-depth understanding of ecosystem simulation modeling, experience with GIS, and a working knowledge of Fortran or C. Applicants should have a PhD degree in the environmental sciences. Experience working in savanna or rangeland environments, wildlife, and biodiversity is desirable. Application deadline is September 30, 2001. The position will be filled starting on November 1, 2001 and is expected to be funded at least through September 2003. Starting salary is $36,000 for 12 months plus benefits. Send CV, statement of research interests and experience and contact information for three references to: Natalie Lucero, Natural Resource Ecology Laboratory, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado 80523-1499. Posted: 8/24/01.
Modeling of Carbon/Water/Energy Exchange in the Kalahari Region of Southern Africa: University of Virginia. Applications are invited for a post-doctoral research associate interested in working on the development and application of a coupled model describing exchange of carbon, water and energy between the land and the atmosphere in semi-arid regions. The study will focus on land surface water and carbon fluxes with dynamic vegetation along the Kalahari Transect. Applicants should send a statement of interest, curriculum vitae, and the names and addresses of three referees by email to John Albertson (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Howard Epstein (email@example.com). We hope to hire someone within the next month or so. The position is for an initial appointment of one year, with a second year of funding conditioned on adequate productivity of the post-doc during year one. Revised: 10/01/01.
Forest Vegetation Modeling: Post doctoral research position: Spatial modeling of regional patterns of forest vegetation and fuels. The Ecosystems and Landscapes Team of the Ecosystem Processes Research Program seeks a motivated individual to pursue research on mapping regional patterns of forest fuels in the western United States. The individual in this position will have the opportunity to learn and apply a novel method of regional vegetation mapping that uses multivariate statistical models to link forest inventory plots with satellite imagery and GIS databases. Responsibilities will include developing predictive spatial models of forest vegetation and fuels for three study areas in Washington, Oregon, and California, and summarizing research results in reports and peer-reviewed journal articles. The position will be located at the Forestry Sciences Laboratory, Pacific Northwest Research Station, USDA Forest Service, in Corvallis, Oregon. The applicant must have a Ph.D. in ecology, natural resources, geography, or a related with strong quantitative skills. Applicants should have experience using multivariate statistics (particularly constrained ordination methods such as Canonical Correspondence Analysis) and geographic information systems. Knowledge of remote sensing, fire science, and plant ecology is also desirable. The position will be available to start in October 2001. Three years of funding is currently available through a grant from the Joint Fire Sciences Program. Beginning salary is GS-11/12 ($43,326 - $51,927 depending on experience). Interested persons should contact Dr. Janet Ohmann (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more information about the position and instructions for applying. Posted: 8/22/01.
Biologist/Ecologist: Winona State University has a position available for the 2002-2003 academic year. Deadline: Open until filled. Appointment: Fixed Term for Academic year 2003. This position may be extended for an additional year. Rank/Title: Assistant Professor of Biology (w. Ph.D.) or Instructor of Biology (w. M.S). Appointment Date: Fall Semester 2002. Responsibilities: Develop and teach introductory (for all major and non-majors), and intermediate courses in biology. Topic areas include General Biology, Conservation, and Ecology. Specific courses are Conservation 104 lecture, General Ecology Laboratory 313, and Organismal Diversity 242 laboratories during Fall Semester and Ecology 312 Interactive TV lecture, General Biology 118 laboratories and Basics of Life 241 laboratories during Spring Semester. Course descriptions may be found at http://bio.winona.msus.edu Qualifications: A Masters degree in biological science from an accredited institution is required. A PhD. in biological science from an accredited institution is preferred. Favorable consideration will be given to candidates who: a) Demonstrate potential for excellence in teaching lecture and laboratories at the undergraduate level, b) Provide evidence of potential to interact harmoniously with colleagues and students, and c) Provide evidence of using computers for instruction. To apply, send resume, undergraduate and graduate transcripts, a list of at least 3 references from whom letters of reference for this position have been requested, and a letter of application which addresses philosophy of teaching and personal qualification. Apply to: Biologist-Ecologist Search, Human Resources, Winona State University, P.O. Box 5838, Winona, MN 55987. 507-457-5008 (Office); 507-457-5054 (Fax); 507-457-2525 (TTY); email@example.com (e-mail). Posted: 4/16/02.
Ecologist: Biologist, Announcement Number: ER-2002-0113 and ER-2002-0115, grade GS-0401-09, U.S. Geological Survey, Leetown Science Center, Aquatic Ecology Branch, located in Leetown, West Virginia. The selectee will have the following responsibilities: Plans biological research approach and collects information for data analysis necessary to accomplish complex fish, wildlife, or ecological investigations; writes objective reports to evaluate study findings. Analyzes results of scienific studies or investigations; prepares reports and makes recommendations for improved operations and research plans. Leads work teams in field investigations to collect and analyze ecological information. Enters and manages information using database software such as Access or Paradox; develops tables and figures using statistical software, and prepares spreadsheets using Excel. For the full job ad, visit http://www.usgs.gov/ohr/oars/ and search for the announcement numbers above. Close: March 28, 2002. Posted: 3/19/02.
Ecologist: The U.S. Geological Survey, Leetown Science Center has an opening for an Ecologist GS-0408-12. The position is stationed at Mammoth Cave National Park near Bowling Green, KY. The position is non-permanent and is for an initial period of 13 months, with extensions up to 4 years total duration. The person who fills this position will develop protocols and sample designs in conjunction with a long-term inventory and monitoring program now being established at the park. He or she will conduct research (independently and with others) needed to prepare sampling protocols to address long-term management issues at the park. We seek a person with a strong background in monitoring, statistical design, freshwater ecology, and field biology. Cave experience is valuable but not essential. This position is advertised on the web at www.usajobs.opm.gov (Announcement No. USGS-2002-0562). The position is open until midnight EST, Friday, November 23, 2001. Applications must be submitted online using the USGS Online Automated Recruitment System (OARS), accessible at www.usgs.gov/ohr/oars. Open to all qualified U.S. citizens. Further information about this position can be obtained by contacting: Edward C. Pendleton, Ph.D., USGS Leetown Science Center, 1700 Leetown Rd, Kearneysville, WV 25430. 304-724-4461/4460, Fax 304-724-4465, firstname.lastname@example.org. Posted: 11/13/01.
Ecologist or Biologist: Inventory & Monitoring Specialist, Northern Colorado Plateau Network, National Park Service. The Northern Colorado Plateau Network (NCPN) Inventory and Monitoring Program seeks an ecologist or biologist to provide quantitative and statistical expertise as well as specific program area coordination. This will be a permanent full time position with salary at the GS-11/12 grade level (currently $43,326 to $67,500). This position is being announced in the 408 (ecologist) and 401 (biologist) job series. This position is open to federal status and non-status applicants. The incumbent will work in a team atmosphere with a motivated group of specialists and park staff in designing and implementing the NCPN Inventory and Monitoring Program. The incumbent will actively engage in coordinating inventory projects including development and oversight of contracts and agreements with cooperating universities and scientists, proposal and report preparation and outreach. The incumbent will provide statistical and experimental design and subject area expertise such as birds, soils, or plants to the Inventory and Monitoring Program team. Specific duties will include applying quantitative techniques and statistical approaches toward the design of monitoring programs, analyzing inventory and monitoring data, and interpreting the results of long-term monitoring efforts. In addition to the collection of new data, the incumbent will conduct analyses of existing datasets. Once protocols are implemented the incumbent will be responsible for ensuring that monitoring efforts among network parks meet the monitoring objectives and are statistically appropriate. The incumbent will prepare oral and written reports and scientific publications conveying the results of I&M related research to a variety of internal and external audiences. The incumbent will cultivate and maintain cordial working relationships with network staff and parks and program cooperators. Work associated with this position will evolve as the NCPN Inventory & Monitoring Program develops. As the inventory portion of the program winds down in 2 to 3 years, the incumbent will provide subject matter expertise to monitoring efforts. Application procedures: The vacancy announcements for the biologist (SEUG-MP-DEU-01-14A) and ecologist (SEUG-MP-DEU-01-14B) will be posted on the USAJobs web site ( biologist - http://www.usajobs.opm.gov/wfjic/jobs/IY6173.htm ; ecologist - http://www.usajobs.opm.gov/wfjic/jobs/IZ1311.htm from December 10, 2001 to January 14, 2002. This is one position, which will be filled from one of these two announcements. This position is open to all sources. Application forms and detailed application instructions will be available at the USAJobs web site. For more information please contact Dr. Angie Evenden, Northern Colorado Plateau Network Program Manager (email@example.com, 435-719-2342). Posted: 12/12/01.
Vegetation Classification and Mapping Ecologist: Northern Colorado Plateau Network (NCPN), National Park Service The NCPN Inventory and Monitoring Program anticipates hiring an ecologist to lead a vegetation mapping and classification project. This will be a term (not to exceed 4 years), full time position, hired at the GS-12 grade (currently $51,927-$67,500 annual salary). This position is in the 408 job series (ecologist). This position is open to federal status and non-status applicants. The incumbent will work in a fast-paced, team atmosphere with a motivated group of specialists and park staff in completing vegetation classification and mapping for 11 National Parks and Monuments during the next 4 years. Major duties include project development and administration, oversight of budgets, contracting and agreements for aerial photography and photo interpretation work, hiring and supervising field crews, conducting classification data analysis and preparing plant association descriptions. The position requires the ability to clearly communicate ideas in writing and in oral presentation to park managers, other agencies, organizations and individuals, and to do so in ways to solicit motivation, understanding and support. Protocols for the project will follow NPS/USGS vegetation mapping and classification procedures described on the program web site at http://biology.gov/npsveg/. The position will be based at either Colorado National Monument, Fruita, Colorado, or the Southeast Utah Group, Moab, Utah. The position will involve a combination of office work, field time and travel to the parks. Information on the National Park Service Inventory Monitoring Program and Natural Resource Challenge can be found at the following web sites http://www1.nature.nps.gov/challenge/NRC.htm and http://wwwl.nature.nps.gov/im/ . Application procedures: The vacancy announcement (SEUG-MP/DEU-01-11) will be posted on the USAJobs web site (http://www.usajobs.opm.gov/) from October 15 to November 13. This position is open to all sources. Application forms and detailed application instructions will be available at the USAJobs web site. Carefully follow instructions in the job announcement. For more information please contact Dr. Angie Evenden, Northern Colorado Plateau Network Program Manager via electronic mail (firstname.lastname@example.org) or by phone (435-719-2342). Posted: 10/15/01.
Agroecology/Grassland Ecology: University of Illinois. Two year postdoctoral position focusing on ecological aspects of grassland-based agriculture in the Midwest. Specific research trajectory is open but will likely focus on one or both of the following areas: role of plant diversity in functioning of intensively grazed pastures, energy flow and nutrient cycling in integrated livestock-crop rotations. Candidate should have a Ph.D. in Ecology, Range Management or a related area. Research experience in biogeochemistry or geostatistics a plus. Interested applicants please submit a letter of application, CV and have three letters of reference sent to: Dr. Benjamin Tracy, Department of Crop Sciences, University of Illinois, 1102 S. Goodwin Ave. Urbana, IL 61801. Email: email@example.com, Phone: 217.265.5313, Fax: 217.333.9817. Application deadline is November 30, 2001. Posted: 10/02/2001.
Grassland Restoration Ecology/Soil Microbiology: A postdoctoral research position is available immediately at the University of California, Davis on a project that will investigate the effects of plant species composition on soil biology and carbon storage in native bunchgrass and annual grasslands. Fieldwork will be conducted at the UC Hastings Reserve in Monterey County. The successful applicant will conduct field and laboratory experiments using stable isotopes to trace the flows of root carbon and nitrogen to microbes and various other soil fates. Qualifications include a Ph.D. in soil microbiology, soil-plant relationships, or a related field. Knowledge of stable isotope techniques, soil microbial ecology, soil gas flux measurements, and soil-plant water relations is desirable. Excellent data analysis, writing, and organization skills are required. Motivation to use basic ecology as a foundation for restoration of grassland ecosystems should be demonstrated. To apply, send a complete curriculum vita, a concise summary of research interests and experience, undergraduate and graduate transcripts, and names and email addresses of three references to Dr. Louise Jackson, Dept. of Vegetable Crops, One Shields Ave., University of California, Davis, CA, 95616. Email address: Lejackson@ucdavis.edu. Application review will begin March 15, 2002 and will continue until the position is filled. Posted: 3/8/02.
Cheatgrass Control and Aridland Restoration: The cooperators in a multi-state, multi-university/agency research project on aridland restoration are seeking outstanding candidates for a series of positions and assistantships to aid in this effort. The project's overall goal is to identify concepts and management strategies to control the spreading dominance of the invasive exotic annual cheatgrass, Bromus tectorum, and to restore native plants and biodiversity on northern Great Basin rangelands. Supporting objectives include: (1) a series of common experiments in Idaho, Nevada, Oregon and Utah to test techniques for controlling cheatgrass, establishing native plants and restoring ecosystem structure and function while reducing the cost of restoration; (2) provide an ecological understanding of why restoration techniques succeed or fail; (3) develop conceptual and economic bases for choosing appropriate management techniques; (4) use partnerships among research agencies, educators and land managers to convey knowledge to ranchers and other professionals and to increase student and public awareness of invasive species and native plant restoration problems. Successful candidates will play a role in this large project and will interact with researchers across the region. For further information contact: 1 Postdoctorate position - Modeling & Meta-analysis: A full postion description can be accessed from the web site: http://www.ag.unr.edu/coa/employ.htm -- click on link for "Technician Positions & Graduate Assistantships For Interdisciplinary Research Project On Cheatgrass Control & Aridland Restoration", then on the link for "Postdoctorate - Modeling & Meta-analysis" -- or contact Dr. Robert Nowak, Department of Environmental & Resource Sciences, MS 370, University of Nevada, Reno, Reno NV 89557; firstname.lastname@example.org; 1 Soil Microbial Ecologist - GS-9 Dr. David A. Pyke, USGS Forest & Rangeland Ecosystem Science Center, 3200 SW Jefferson Way, Corvallis OR; email@example.com. Posted: 1/7/02. Revised: 3/6/02.
Invasive Plant Ecology: Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. The incumbent serves as a Postdoctoral Research Associate at the USDA Invasive Plant Research Laboratory in Fort Lauderdale Fl. We seek a plant ecologist with experience in field experimentation and plant population dynamics. Additional experience may include elemental analysis, litter decomposition, and soil chemistry. The project's overall goals are to elucidate phytocentric mechanisms that foster invasion of the exotic tree Melaleuca quinquenervia, quantify impacts of invasion on native Everglade communities and assist in the research assessments of introduced natural enemies attacking the invasive tree. There are many opportunities to develop independent lines of inquiry within this framework. Candidate will be working on an USDA-funded project with Drs. Paul D. Pratt and Ted D. Center. Appointment will begin in spring or summer 2002 (negotiable) and continue for 2 years with competitive salary and fringe benefits. The successful candidate must hold a Ph.D. Applicants should send a cover letter, CV, and names and addresses of three references to: Paul D. Pratt USDA/ARS, Invasive Plant Research Lab, 3205 College Ave., Fort Lauderdale FL 33314, Phone: 954-475-0541 ext. 105, Fax: 954-476-9169, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Posted: 3/13/02.
Biological Invasions: SUNY Stony Brook. Research associate for experimental study of biological invasions in eastern US forests. We seek an ecologist with experience in field experimentation and data management/analysis. Experience with elemental analysis, litter decomposition, and soil chemistry are desirable but not essential. The project's overall goals are to understand the mechanisms that inhibit the success of exotic invasives in native Long Island pine barrens habitat as well as those enhancing the performance of these species in adjacent mesic hardwood forests. There are many opportunities to develop independent lines of inquiry within this framework. Candidate will be working on an EPA-funded project with Drs. Jessica Gurevitch and Manuel Lerdau. Appointment will begin in late summer 2002 (negotiable) and continue for 2 years with competitive salary and fringe benefits. The successful candidate must hold a Ph.D. Applicants should send a cover letter, CV, statement of research interests, and names and addresses of three references by 1 June 2002 to: Manuel Lerdau, Ecology and Evolution Dept., SUNY, Stony Brook, NY 11794-5245. Applicants may email as an attached pdf file these documents to email@example.com. Posted: 3/12/02.
Biological Invasions: The Biological Invasions IGERT ( http://www.cpb.ucdavis.edu/bioinv) and Division of College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences at the University of California, Davis, seek a postdoctoral researcher who will use fundamental principles and multidisciplinary methods to help formulate an innovative approach to the spread, control, and remediation of the Glassy-Winged Sharpshooter and Pierce's Disease. Possible areas of approach for this position might include ecology and population biology, economics, political science, sociology, policy, mathematical modeling, and GIS/spatial modeling, as well as agriculture, entomology, and plant pathology. This is a three-year position with a salary of $30,000 per year and benefits. To apply, please send: a. a cover letter that briefly identifies your reason for applying and lists the names of two or more IGERT faculty trainers who are willing to serve as mentors, b. your curriculum vitae, c. samples of representative publications or preprints, d. a short description of proposed project, e. 3 letters of recommendation, to Dr. Carole L. Hom, Academic Coordinator of the Biological Invasions IGERT, Center for Population Biology, University of California, One Shields Avenue, Davis, CA 95616. Review of applications will begin 1 July 2002; this position will be open until filled. For more information, contact Dr. Hom at firstname.lastname@example.org. Posted: 6/7/02.
Biological Invasions: University of California, Davis We seek two candidates with broad, interdisciplinary interests in biological invasions for a one-year postdoctoral fellowship (renewable for a second year) supported by a new training grant from the National Science Foundation Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship (IGERT) program (see http://www.cpb.ucdavis.edu/bioinv/ ). The primary goal of the multidisciplinary Biological Invasions IGERT is to train students from the life sciences, social sciences, engineering, physical sciences, and humanities to address the complex environmental challenges presented by biological species invasions. The program stresses interdisciplinary collaboration and mentorship among students, postdoctoral fellows, faculty, and the non-academic community. IGERT Postdoctoral Fellows will enhance research collaborations among faculty and students, make significant contributions to the 1st year core graduate curriculum and 2nd year collaborative research projects, and participate in the Biological Invasions reading group and symposia. Faculty will mentor postdoctoral fellows trainees in research and professional development, and fellows will mentor graduate and undergraduate students through teaching, formal research collaborations, and informal interactions. Prospective Fellows must propose a collaborative project that links the research programs of trainers in two or more disciplines. Applicants should also include curriculum vitae, a two-page statement of current research interests, a one-page a description of teaching and mentoring experience and philosophy, and three letters of recommendation by December 15, 2001 to: Carole L. Hom, Academic Coordinator, Postdoctoral Fellowship Committee, Biological Invasions IGERT, University of California, Davis, One Shields Ave., Davis, CA 95616. Posted: 11/19/01.
Invasive Plants: Position # 002-949. Department of Forest Science, Oregon State University, Corvallis. Duty Location: U.S. Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station, La Grande, Oregon. Starting Date: February 15, 2002. We seek a Post-Doctoral Research Associate to participate in an invasive plants research program for the Blue Mountain Demonstration Area (BMDA) in Northeastern Oregon. This position is in conjunction with a Joint Venture Agreement (JVA) between Oregon State University and the USDA Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station. The purpose of the Joint Venture Agreement is to foster cooperative studies and fill knowledge gaps relating to invasive species that threaten the watersheds within the BMDA. Results of this work will likely be widely applicable across the Intermountain West. Responsibilities: * Conduct and coordinate studies on the population demography and management of invasive species. * Generate a map of the BMDA showing known invasive plant species. * Establish and correlate the locations of invasive plant species according to such variables as land ownership, management history, vegetation types, topographic features, disturbance regimes, and transportation corridors. * Describe the areas within the BMDA at risk to invasive species colonization and expansion. * Identify invasive plant species prevention guidelines and an appropriate suite of management tactics for use within the BMDA. Qualifications: A Ph.D. in plant, forest or range ecology, environmental science, geography, or related discipline. Candidates should have a strong background in plant ecology, plant population demography and complementary modeling. Experience in vegetation sampling, data management, experience in field mapping desirable. Demonstrated ability and willingness to work across disciplines with other scientists, land managers and citizens. Demonstrated ability to prepare research manuscripts, progress reports, and to communicate effectively with many audiences. Full time (1.0 FTE) fixed term, 12-month position. Reappointment is at the discretion of the Dean. Salary Range is $32,004 - $36,000. For More Information: Contact Steven Radosevich, Department of Forest Science, Oregon State University, Corvallis OR 97331; phone: 541-737-6081, fax: 541-737-5814, email@example.com. For full consideration, send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and three letters of recommendation by January 7, 2002. In the letter please explain how your experience, training and professional goals apply to this project. If available, please include reprints from papers of previous research. These should be sent to: Glenda Serpa, Department of Forest Science, Oregon State University, 321 Richardson Hall, Corvallis, Oregon 97331-5752. Posted: 11/15/01.
Invasion Ecology: University of California, Davis. A postdoctoral position funded through the NSF Biocomplexity Program is immediately available to conduct research as part of a multidisciplinary team of investigators addressing the biological, physical, chemical, and economic consequences of the invasion of the Atlantic cordgrass Spartina alterniflora in Pacific estuaries. The candidate for this position should have interests in the community, food web, and ecosystem-level impacts of Spartina, particularly on lower trophic levels. Expertise and experience with ecological interactions in estuarine systems is highly desirable as is some experience with physical processes in estuaries, although the position is open to any empirically based background. The candidate will work closely with two project investigators (Ted Grosholz, UC Davis and Lisa Levin, UCSD) on work in San Francisco Bay as well as interact with other project investigators at UC Davis (Alan Hastings, Don Strong, Susan Ustin, David Layton). The position will be housed on the UC Davis campus and will be hired for one year renewable for up to four years. Applications will be considered until the position is filled. Interested candidates should contact Ted Grosholz or Alan Hastings, Department of Environmental Science and Policy, UC Davis, Davis, CA 95616, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com. Posted: 9/4/01.
Biocomplexity: Several postdocs are sought to join an interdisciplinary and international team on biocomplexity. The major goal of this NSF-funded project is to study complex interactions among panda habitat, people, and policies. We are looking for applicants with backgrounds and interests in various fields, such as ecology, sociology, economics, human demography, human behavior, policy analysis, remote sensing, geographic information systems, computer modeling, forestry, geography, wildlife biology, biodiversity conservation, and/or human-environment interactions. Applicants should be highly self-motivated and outstanding team players. The positions will be based at Michigan State University and successful candidates will have opportunities to collect data and have field experiences in Wolong Nature Reserve (one of the largest reserves for giant pandas) in southwestern China. Stipends/salaries and benefits are competitive. The positions are available in August, 2002, but starting dates are flexible and negotiable. Reviews of applications will be conducted every other week and will continue until all positions are filled. For the full job ad, see: http://www.fw.msu.edu/faculty/liu/positions.htm. Posted: 6/27/02.
Biocomplexity in African Savannas: The Natural Resource Ecology Laboratory at Colorado State University seeks a full-time postdoctoral fellow to take a leading role in a newly funded NSF-Biocomplexity in the Environment project. The successful candidate will join an interdisciplinary team of savanna ecologists, system and analytical modelers to investigate biocomplexity in African savannas. We are developing conceptual and numerical models of savanna ecosystems for prediction of savanna structure and function resulting from complex interactions and feedbacks between climate, biogeochemistry, fire and herbivory. This will include analysis of factors controlling changes in savanna states under varying conditions, the resilience of savannas to change, and the thresholds between stable states. The project will further use savanna ecosystems as a model for understanding complexity in biological systems to promote a broader public awareness of the inter-relatedness of environmental systems. The successful candidate will work with project investigators and students in developing Africa-wide datasets for regional modeling of savanna structure, function and biogeochemistry, comparisons with field data collected at plot-to-continent scales, and development of analytical abstractions. The research fellow will also help organize annual workshops in Africa. Candidates will be encouraged to participate with other investigators in undergraduate course development and graduate-level seminars in savanna ecology and biocomplexity. Lead investigators at CSU include Drs. Niall Hanan and Mike Coughenour at NREL, Dr. Phil Omi (Forestry) and Dr. Gerhard Dangelmayr (Math). Lead investigators from African institutions include Drs. Robert Scholes and Luanne Otter (CSIR, Pretoria). Requirements for the position include a PhD in ecology, environmental science, geography or related discipline. Enthusiastic candidates are encouraged to apply, but experience in one or more of the following would be advantageous: savanna ecology (tree-grass interactions, biogeochemistry, fire ecology, herbivory), GIS and/or remote sensing, micrometeorology, dynamic ecosystem modeling, complex system modeling, computer programming (Fortran or C++). Candidates should be comfortable in an interdisciplinary setting and be willing to learn new skills as needed in the context of the project. Travel to Africa for project workshops and limited fieldwork will be required. Starting salary in the range $36-39,000 dependant on experience, plus benefits. The position is for two years, with an extension for two more years possible; subject continued availability of funds and performance. Application deadline is September 7, 2001, with starting date as soon as possible thereafter. Send CV, statement of research interests and experience and contact information for three references to: Natalie Lucero, Natural Resource Ecology Laboratory, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO 80523-1499. Posted: 7/19/01.
Biogeochemistry/Biocomplexity: The Institute of Atmospheric Sciences (IAS) at the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology is seeking an interdisciplinary scientist to teach and perform research in the areas of terrestrial and/or aquatic biogeochemistry with an emphasis on understanding complex interactions inherent in natural systems. This is a 12-month position. The successful applicant should possess expertise in experimental design and execution, conceptual and/or numerical modeling, and data synthesis and be able to place research findings in the context of the emerging field of biocomplexity. Applicants with experience linking ecosystem structure and function, as well as in scaling ecological processes, are desired. We seek an individual who can attract external funding, who will willingly recruit and interact with graduate and undergraduate students in the atmospheric and earth system science programs of the School, and work effectively in an interdisciplinary academic setting including environmental scientists and mathematicians. The person will be encouraged to teach and develop graduate and/or undergraduate courses in the areas of atmospheric, terrestrial, and aquatic aspects of global change, biogeochemistry, and related studies. Persons interested in applying should possess a Ph.D. in biology, ecology, chemistry, atmospheric sciences, or a related discipline prior to the position start date. SDSM&T is a state university providing graduate and undergraduate degrees in science, engineering, and interdisciplinary studies. SDSM&T has had an international reputation as a leader in preparing world-class engineers and scientists since 1885. The campus has an enrollment of approximately 2,300 students from nearly 40 states and 20 countries. Rapid City is the second largest city in South Dakota, with a population of more than 60,000. It is the hub of commerce for western South Dakota, eastern Wyoming, and northwestern Nebraska. Twenty minutes from Mount Rushmore, Rapid City and the adjacent Black Hills National Forest offer a wide range of opportunities for environmental research as well as summer and winter recreational activities. For more information regarding the university, visit www.sdsmt.edu. To apply, send an application letter, CV, and the contact information of at least three references to: Director, Institute of Atmospheric Sciences, South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, 501 East St. Joseph Street, Rapid City, SD 57701-3995. Applications will be reviewed beginning October 5, 2001, and will continue until the position is filled. For additional information, please call (605) 394-2291. Posted: 9/7/01.
Nitrogen Biogeochemistry: We are seeking a biogeochemist with a detailed understanding of N cycling in midwestern agricultural watersheds, including crops, soils, and surface waters. Ability to integrate data from a variety of sources, construct mass balances, and cooperate with modelers is required. Must be able to work across disciplines. Training and research experience in ecology, soils, hydrology, agronomy, or related field. Submit CV and the names and contact information of three references to: Dr. Mark B. David, Univ. of Illinois, Dept. of Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences, W-503 Turner Hall, 1102 S. Goodwin Av., Urbana, IL 61801 by November 2, 2001. For further information: firstname.lastname@example.org, 217-333-4308. Posted: 8/27/01.
Nitrogen Cycling/Global Change: We seek a recent Ph.D in soil science, ecology, or a related field to join the Environmental Sciences Division (http//www.esd.ornl.gov/) at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory. The person selected will become a member of a highly interactive group of physiological ecologists interested in ecosystem response to global change. The person will have the primary responsibility for research tasks related to the nitrogen cycle in a new project on "Community and Ecosystem Response to Global Change: Interactive Effects of Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide, Surface Temperature, and Soil Moisture", which has been funded by the Program for Ecosystem Research of the U.S. Department of Energy (see http//www.sc.doe.gov/ober/GC/PER-Current-Projects.html#Norby). There will also be an opportunity to participate in an ongoing free-air CO2 enrichment (FACE) study in a deciduous forest (http//www.esd.ornl.gov/facilities/ORNL-FACE). The successful candidate will be well trained in the methodologies for quantifying soil N availability and metabolism (mineralization, nitrification), and will also have demonstrated an interest and ability in relating small-scale measurements of soil N to larger-scale ecosystem properties. Familiarity with the broad topic of ecosystem response to global change is desirable. Familiarity with molecular tools for assessment of N transformations by soil microbes also could be advantageous. The two-year position will become available on October 1, 2002. Send application materials (CV, statement of research interests, names and contact information of three references, and reprints) to Richard J. Norby, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, P.O. Box 2008, Bldg. 1059, Oak Ridge, TN 37831-6422; email: email@example.com. Posted: 5/28/02.
Nitrogen Cycling: This research has investigated biotic and abiotic influences on nitrogen cycling. The ultimate goal is to uncover and develop new opportunities for managing nitrogen in terrestrial ecosystems so that its release to aquatic ecosystems will be minimized. Within this broad context, we are particularly interested in interactions of primary consumers and feedback pathways that they share with the nitrogen cycle. We have investigated responses of primary consumer density and habitat use, primary consumer use and assimilation of nitrogen, plant community response, detritivore processing of nitrogen and biomass, microbial response and processing, to low level nitrogen enrichment that is meant to mimic elevated levels of atmospherically deposited nitrogen that are expected to occur over the next 50 years. The products of this research will support decision making by restoration scientists by helping to define attainable outcomes relative to nitrogen management in watersheds. Equally important, the research will provide tools for the prescription of restorative manipulations that could be conducted toward meeting desirable outcomes relative to nitrogen loading in aquatic, riparian, and estuarine ecosystems. Further, this study will help to quantify risks imposed under management regimes in ecosystems that utilize nitrogen amendments (e.g., agriculture) or alternatively to ecosystems that are dependent on external nitrogen sources (e.g., estuaries). Finally, the research will provide tools to help identify ecosystems at risk because of excess nitrogen in the environment. This research is conducted out of the Environmental Protection Agency facility at Ada, Oklahoma. Specific skills that are highly desirable (candidate may be skilled in only one area) include entomology, detritus biogeochemistry, small mammal habitat use. Specific project would be determined by candidate's skills and interests. Project may include fieldwork and/or may include analysis of extant data. Salary: $54,275 TO $74,835. Date Closed: 3/14/02. Search for Vacancy Number Cin-DE-2002-0028 at http://www.epa.gov/ezhire/. For more information contact Eric Jorgensen: Jorgensen.Eric@EPA.GOV; 580-436-8545. Posted: 2/6/02.
N Cycling and Turnover in Actic Watersheds: Postdoctoral Scientist [PDS AW]. The Ecosystems Center of the Marine Biological Laboratory is seeking applicants for a full-time year round Postdoctoral Scientist position in a new research project focused on N cycling and turnover in arctic watersheds. This study will focus on existing long-term field sites in Imnavait Creek and Toolik Lake in northern Alaska and will build upon numerous ongoing experiments at these locations. The postdoctoral researcher will be based in Woods Hole, Massachusetts during the winter season. Major components of the work will include: (1) a 15N-labeling experiment to identify major N sinks, quantify their turnover rates and trace downslope N fluxes in a small, first-order watershed; (2) studies of controls on major N inputs and outputs such as N fixation, denitrification and losses in streamflow, and (3) modeling of C-N interactions focusing on N limitation as a constraint on change in the C cycle. The context for the research is the effects of global climate change, particularly global warming on arctic tundras. A Ph.D. in ecology, soils or ecosystems is required. Interested applicants please submit a brief cover letter, a vitae and a list of names and contact information for at least three people who may be contacted for letters of reference to: The Marine Biological Laboratory, Attn: Human Resources, reference code [PDS AW], 7 MBL Street, Woods Hole, MA 02543-1015; telephone (508) 289-7422, email firstname.lastname@example.org. Posted: 10/18/01.
Ecosystem Ecology and Biogeochemistry: A two-year post-doctoral position is available at Oregon State University starting summer 2002. Incumbent will build on current research in areas of nutrient limitation and water-nitrogen cycle interactions in oak savanna-grassland of Sequoia Kings Canyon National Park, California. Applicants must have Ph.D. with an emphasis in ecology and biogeochemistry. Training and/or willingness to assist with simulation modeling is desirable. Position funded as stipend ($32K/yr) through the Department of Forest Science, supported by a National Park Foundation grant to Steven Perakis (USGS and Oregon State) and Peter Vitousek (Stanford University). Interested individuals should submit a brief cover letter outlining relevant experience and goals, a vitae, and names of at least three references to: Steven S. Perakis, US Geological Survey, Forest and Rangeland Ecosystem Science Center, 3200 SW Jefferson Way, Corvallis, OR 97331. tel. (541) 758-8786, email. email@example.com, http://www.cof.orst.edu/cof/fs/faculty/perakis.htm. Posted: 6/18/02.
Ecosystem Ecology and Biogeochemistry: Botany Department at the University of Wyoming. We seek a biologist or physical scientist with experience in eddy covariance or Bowen ratio techniques to study biogeochemical and ecosystem-level responses to various environmental changes. The successful candidate will collaborate with two incoming faculty members in the department, Dr. Elise Pendall (ecosystem ecologist) and Dr. Brent Ewers (ecophysiologist), and will have the opportunity to work in the newly renovated stable isotope facility at UW. Research activities could include investigations of shrub invasion in the western U.S., effects of altered precipitation and atmospheric CO2 on grasslands, biogeochemical consequences of fires and forest succession in the northern Rocky Mountains, or land-use change in Panama. Position will start in Fall, 2002. A competitive salary will be offered based on experience and a full benefits package is available. Salary is guaranteed for two years with an option for a third. Applicants should send a CV, 1-2 page statement of research interests, and three letters of recommendation to: Elise Pendall, 450UCB, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO 80303. Applications received by May 15, 2002 will be assured consideration. For more information concerning this position, please contact Dr. Pendall at firstname.lastname@example.org, or Dr. Ewers at email@example.com. Posted: 3/13/02.
Biometeorology: Associate Specialist 2, FLUXNET Project Officer, Ecosystem Science Division, University of California, Berkeley. The candidate will be responsible for day-to-day activities of the FLUXNET project. Specific duties will include: 1) constructing long-term data sets for site intercomparison studies and the development and testing of Soil-Atmosphere-Vegetation-Transfer models. 2) organizing workshops for data synthesis and model testing activities. 3) aiding investigators and the data archive office in the submission and documentation of data for the project web site. 4) preparing peer-reviewed research papers and reports on FLUXNET activities and analyzes. Requirements: Ph.D. Degree in Ecology, Atmospheric Sciences, Biogeochemistry or Eco-Physiology. He or she should be able to program in a computer language such as C, JAVA or FORTRAN. Contact: Dennis Baldocchi, Ecosystem Science Division, and Berkeley Atmospheric Science Center, Department of Environmental Science, Policy and Management, 151 Hilgard Hall, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720. email: firstname.lastname@example.org, phone: 510-642-2874, fax: 510-643-5098, web page: nature.berkeley.edu/biometlab. Posted: 4/26/02.
Biometeorology: Oregon State University
1. Postdoctoral Research Associate, Biometeorologist/Quantitative Ecologist, Position 002-941, to participate in synthesis activities of AmeriFlux, a network of more than 40 sites in the Americas where the goals are to investigate carbon dioxide, water and energy exchange between terrestrial ecosystems and the atmosphere. Incumbent will have primary responsibility for exploring micrometeorological issues (e.g. energy balance) and ecological issues (e.g. respiration), and seeking general principles on how environmental variables influence ecosystem processes controlling carbon, water, and energy exchange in different biomes and climatic conditions. Responsible for analysis of large sets of micrometeorological and ecological data from the sites, and writing synthesis papers for publication in peer reviewed journals. Although the flux sites provide their finalized data sets, the incumbent will need to conduct some common analysis methods with site data, such as filling data gaps. This requires communication with the principal investigators of the sites to acquire auxiliary data, and discuss data issues. S/he will participate in other aspects of AmeriFlux, such as compilation of a methods manual for ecological measurements, and answering inquiries about AmeriFlux. Required qualifications: (1) Ph.D. degree in micrometeorology, biometeorology, environmental physics, biophysics, quantitative ecology or similar degree program, with an understanding of ecosystem processes; (2) experience in analysis and interpretation of eddy covariance data and ecological data sets, strong skills in statistical analysis, and programming in C++, SPLUS; (3) demonstrated ability to communicate results in professional meetings and peer reviewed journals. Must have the disposition to work effectively in an inter-disciplinary team environment. Full time (1.0) fixed-term position; reappointment at the discretion of the Dean. Full-time annual salary is $35,004-$38,004, depending on experience and qualifications. For more information, contact Dr. Beverly Law (phone 541-737-6111; e-mail Bev.Law@orst.edu), Forest Science Department, Oregon State University. For full consideration, send letter of application explaining how experience, training and professional goals apply to project, curriculum vitae, transcripts, and three letters of recommendation, and reprints from previous work by September 15, 2001, to Sandra C. Lewis, Department of Forest Science 321 Richardson Hall, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR 97331-5752. Review of applications will continue through October 12, 2001.
2. Faculty Research Assistant Micrometeorologist/Biometeorologist, Position 002-942, to participate in NASA project entitled, "Using remote sensing and in situ network observations to evaluate and improve the performance of the Biome-BGC terrestrial carbon cycle model at regional and global scales." Study objectives are to: (1) Investigate the controls on vegetation phenology to develop an improved and more general model of phenology; (2) evaluate relationship between vegetation type, fractional canopy cover, and surface resistance to sensible heat transfer using energy and canopy structure data from the FluxNet eddy covariance measurement network for model evaluation; (3) improve the model treatment of disturbance history and its influence on carbon allocation, storage and fluxes using intensive observations of NEE and carbon budget components from FluxNet. (PIs: P. Thornton, B. Law, M. White). Incumbent will have primary responsibility for compiling and analyzing eddy covariance and ecological data, assisting in the evaluation of Biome-BGC model outputs, and contributing to writing papers for publication in professional journals. The flux sites provide finalized data sets to a database, but incumbent may need to conduct some common analysis methods with site data, such as filling data gaps, which requires communication with the principal investigators of the sites to acquire auxillary data, and discuss data issues. Required qualifications: (1) Master of Science degree in micrometeorology, biometeorology, environmental physics, biophysics, or similar degree program, with an understanding of ecosystem processes, and (2) experience in analysis and interpretation of eddy covariance and biological data sets (e.g. respiration, transpiration), strong statistical skills, and (3) data manipulation and programming in C++, SPLUS, SAS, or suitable programming language. Full-time (1.00 FTE) 12-month fixed-term position. Reappointment is at the discretion of the dean. Salary $30,000 - $33,000. For more information, contact Dr. Beverly Law (phone 541-737-6111; e-mail Bev.Law@orst.edu), Forest Science Department, Oregon State University. To apply, send letter of application explaining how your experience, training and professional goals apply to this project, curriculum vitae, transcripts, three letters of recommendation, and reprints from previous work, if available, by September 15, 2001, to Glenda Serpa, Department of Forest Science, 321 Richardson Hall, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR 97331-5752.
3. Faculty Research Assistant, Micrometeorologist/Biometeorologist for the AmeriFlux Network, Position 002-943A, o participate in synthesis activities of AmeriFlux, a network of more than 40 sites in the Americas where the goals are to investigate carbon dioxide, water and energy exchange between terrestrial ecosystems and the atmosphere. The AmeriFlux objectives are to: (1) establish an infrastructure for guiding, collecting, synthesizing, and disseminating long-term measurements of CO2, water, and energy exchange from a variety of ecosystems; (2) collect critical new information to help define the current global CO2 budget; (3) enable improved predictions of future concentrations of atmospheric CO2; (4) enhance understanding of carbon fluxes, Net Ecosystem Production (NEP), and carbon sequestration in the terrestrial biosphere. RESPONSIBILITIES: The incumbent will have primary responsibility for conducting comparisons of eddy covariance measurements made with a roving system and instruments at the AmeriFlux sites, and assisting in organizing workshops and the annual AmeriFlux meeting. The individual will travel extensively through the summer months, setting up the roving system next to tower instruments and making measurements for short durations at sites, then analyze data and provide results to PIs. The person may also investigate how fluxes computed from different combinations of flux instruments compare under varying climatic conditions, present results at the annual meeting, and participate in publishing results. REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: A Master of Science degree in micrometeorology, biometeorology, environmental physics, or similar degree program. Experience in analysis and interpretation of eddy covariance data, strong skills in statistical analysis and reporting results, statistical and data manipulation skills in SPLUS or SAS, or suitable programming language (e.g. C++). EMPLOYMENT CONDITIONS: Full time (1.00 FTE) fixed-term position. Reappointment is at the discretion of the dean. Salary $32,000 - $34,000. FOR MORE INFORMATION: Contact Beverly Law, Department of Forest Science, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR 97331; phone: 541-737-6111; fax: 541-737-1393; internet: Bev.Law@orst.edu. TO APPLY: For full consideration, send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, transcripts, and three letters of recommendation by December 31, 2001. In the letter, please explain how your experience, training, and professional goals will apply to this project. If available, please include up to two reprints of papers from previous research. These should be sent to: Glenda Serpa, Department of Forest Science, Oregon State University, 321 Richardson Hall, Corvallis, OR 97331-7501. Revised: 10/18/01.
Mendenhall Postdoctoral Research Fellowships: The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) invites applications for the Mendenhall Postdoctoral Research Fellowship Program for Fiscal Year 2003. The Mendenhall Program provides an opportunity to conduct research in association with selected members of the USGS professional staff. Through this Program the USGS will bring current expertise in science to assist in implementation of the science strategy of its programs. The Program is also intended to provide research fellows with experiences that enhance their personal scientific skills and accomplishments. Fiscal Year 2003 begins in October 2002. Opportunities for research are available in a wide range of areas including: application of stable isotope and trace element techniques to ecological studies; hydrogeology of fractured-rock aquifers; gas hydrate field and lab investigations; bitumen generation and oil expulsion; landslide process studies; exploring active volcano-tectonic processes; in situ studies of faulting and earthquake generation; carbon dioxide sequestration; carbon cycling; remote sensing research; applications of numerical modeling; and developing magnetic models linking geophysics and geology. The postdoctoral fellowships are 2-year USGS appointments with full benefits and salaries. The closing date for applications is January 18, 2002. Appointments will start between October 2002 and May 2003, depending on availability of funds. A complete description of the program, research opportunities, and the application process are available via the WWW at http://geology.usgs.gov/postdoc. Posted: 11/28/01.
Plant and Soil C and N Dynamics: A post-doctoral position is available to work on a multi-investigator, NSF-funded project that examines the effects of elevated carbon dioxide on soil C and N dynamics and isotope composition, gaseous nitrogen loss, and nitrogen fixation by biological soil crusts in the Mojave Desert. The fieldwork for the project will be at the Nevada Desert FACE Facility (NDFF). The successful applicant must be willing to work at desert field sites for extended periods. A Ph.D. in ecology or related field is required by the starting date. Knowledge and experience with stable isotopes, soil N and C transformations, or trace gas analysis is desirable. To apply please send an application letter with professional interests, research experience and goals, CV, reprints, and names, addresses, and E-mail addresses of three references to Dr. R. Dave Evans, University of Arkansas Stable Isotope Laboratory, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR 72701. Phone: 501-575- 7093. Email: email@example.com. http://biology.uark.edu/devans/evans.html. Review of applications will begin 1 July. Posted: 6/5/02.
Soil C Sequestration and Soil C and N Dynamics: Postdoctoral position in soil C sequestration and soil C and N dynamics in agroecosystems with different levels of intensification. This position is part of an interdisciplinary team addressing management impacts on soil C storage and dynamics and N cycling. Relationships between management practices, aggregate-C storage and turnover, and overall soil organic matter dynamics will also be addressed. The incumbent will assist in directing graduate and undergraduate students and with project management. A PhD in Soil Science, Agronomy, Ecology, or a closely related field is required as well as excellent writing, organizational, and data analysis skills. Experience in aggregate, particle size and density separations for soil organic matter is desirable. The position is for two years with continuance contingent on performance and funding. The position is open immediately and applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Salary is commensurate with background and experience. Comprehensive benefits including insurance are provided. Please send a complete curriculum vita and names, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses of three references to: Frank Hons, Dep. of Soil and Crop Sciences, Texas A&M University, 2474 TAMU, College Station, TX 77843-2474. e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Posted: 5/14/02.
Terrestrial Carbon Cycling: The forest ecophysiology group at Universit Laval (Quebec City, Canada) seeks a postdoctoral research associate with expertise and interest in terrestrial carbon cycling to play a major role in a network research project using flux towers and component gas exchange measurements in boreal forests. The successful candidate will be responsible for equipment configuration and installation; collection, quality assurance and analysis of data; writing scientific articles; and working with graduate students. Experience in computer programming for data analysis, eddy covariance techniques and a knowledge of (or desire to learn) French are assets. Annual appointment, renewable for up to five years. Send cover letter, CV, and names and e-mail addresses of two references to Carole.Coursolle@sbf.ulaval.ca. Please use "Post-doc Application" in subject line. Deadline: May 26, 2002 or until the position is filled. Posted: 4/29/02.
Ecosystem Carbon Cycle: A postdoctoral position is available for a person with a PhD in Biology, Biogeochemistry, Ecology, Forest Science or related disciplines. The successful applicant will take part in field work, data analysis, and report writing for studies of ecosystem carbon dioxide and water vapor exchange, in grassland and forest vegetation of Alberta, Canada with some possibilities for studies in South America. The work uses long-term eddy correlation flux measurements, combined with stable isotope measurements and detailed ecological measurements of important parameters such as leaf area index, above- and below-ground biomass and productivity. Our objective is to understand quantitatively how and why ecosystems take up or release carbon, on time scales from hours to several years, and to determine responses to climate change and to disturbance such as fire, forest harvest, and management treatments. Candidates do not need to be experienced in all the techniques (eddy covariance, stables isotopes, biometry, etc.) that we currently use. We can provide training to highly motivated individuals with background in some of the above methods and techniques. For more information and to make an application please contact: Dr. L.B Flanagan, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Lethbridge, 4401 University Drive, Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada, T1K 3M4. Telephone: (403) 380-1858, FAX: (403) 329-2082, e-mail: email@example.com, Web: http://home.uleth.ca/bio/faculty/flan.html. Posted: 8/22/01.
Terrestrial Carbon Cycle: The Center for Accelerator Mass Spectrometry (CAMS) at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) is seeking a postdoctoral research scientist for terrestrial carbon cycle studies. The appointment will be made for 2 years initially with the possibility of a 1-year extension. This position involves working within the geosciences radiocarbon group as the primary LLNL representative in the collaborative Enriched Background Isotope Study (EBIS) project. EBIS is a 3-year multi-institutional project to study below-ground carbon cycling in a forest ecosystem, using AMS measurements of a 14CO2 tracer spike applied over large areas of DOE's Oak Ridge Reservation in 1999. The progress of the spike is being monitored in detail at several experimental sites on the reservation, and the project involves the use of 14C AMS on a large scale (>1000 samples/year). The successful applicant will interact closely with EBIS researchers at the other participating institutions, and will collaborate scientifically in one or more major program areas. These include studies of: the origin and transport of soil organic matter (SOM); quantification of components of soil respiration; root turnover times; residence times for protected and unprotected SOM pools; the roles of bacteria and macrofauna in carbon transport and sequestration; and data synthesis and modelling. In addition he/she will manage and assist in the flow of EBIS samples through the CAMS laboratory, and will participate in technique development and data analysis as part of the overall activity of the natural-14C research group. This position comes with numerous opportunities for building research collaborations and represents an unusual opportunity for a self-motivated individual interested in the large-scale application of AMS in the Earth Sciences. It requires a recent Ph.D. in ecology, biology, biogeochemistry or a related field. Experience in soil carbon studies and in sample preparation and measurement techniques and interpretation of stable isotope and 14C analyses is desired. For further details, please contact Dr John Southon at (925) 423-4226, or email a CV, a statement of research interests and names/addresses of three referees to firstname.lastname@example.org. Posted: 8/22/01.
Carbon Cycle Modelling: The Australian National University, Research School Of Biological Sciences, Ecosystem Dynamics Group. CRC for Greenhouse Accounting. Postdoctoral Fellows (Level A) / Research Fellows (Level B). Fixed Term. Reference Numbers: RSBS 572. We have currently have two positions available to participate in a new research program aimed at developing regional, continental and global scale models of the carbon and related biogeochemical cycles. The particular emphasis of these positions is to assist in the development of a rigorous theoretical framework linking ecological and biophysical processes across a wide range of spatial and temporal scales. In the first instance, the theory will be applied to the development of a carbon balance model for Australia. Your background could be in ecology, environmental or physical chemistry, physical sciences (e.g. meteorology, hydrology), engineering or similar fields but it is most important that you have a demonstrated capacity for innovative and critical thinking and the capacity to develop quantitative models. Other members of the research team have a broad range of skills including ecology, environmental modelling, fluid mechanics, plant physiology, statistics and thermodynamics. The successful applicants will be expected to collaborate with members of the CRC for Greenhouse Accounting (http://www.greenhouse.crc.org.au) in projects leading to a better understanding of the Carbon budget of Australia. Both positions are initially available for 2 years with the possibility of a 1 year extension. Salary Range of $40,495-$48,867* for Level A (* min. of $45,666 for applicant holding a PhD) and $51,330-$60,562 for Level B plus generous superannuation contribution. If you would like to know more about these positions please contact: Dr Michael Roderick, telephone: (02) 6125 4020, fax: (02) 6125 5095, email Michael.Roderick@anu.edu.au. For selection documentation please contact John Nugent, RSBS, telephone: (02) 6125 4138, fax: (02) 6125 4891, email: email@example.com. Closing Date: 26 October 2001. Information on how to apply may be obtained from the ANU Web site at: http://www.anu.edu.au/hr/jobs or by telephoning/emailing the contact. Applications addressing the selection criteria should be submitted in duplicate to Staffing Recruitment Officer, The Australian National University, Canberra ACT 0200 quoting reference number and including curriculum vitae, list of publications, names, addresses and fax numbers of at least three referees. Posted: 10/02/2001.
Land/Climate Modeling: The Center for OceanLandAtmosphere Studies (COLA) is seeking applicants for two post-doctoral positions in land surface modeling and land-climate interaction to participate in projects that are components of the GEWEX Global Land Atmosphere System Study (GLASS; http://hydro.iis.u-tokyo.ac.jp/GLASS/). Position 1: The successful candidate will take a prominent and fundamental role in the Second Global Soil Wetness Project (GSWP2; http://www.iges.org/gswp2/), coordinating experiments and collaborating internationally with other scientists and laboratories. Familiarity with land surface schemes (LSS) and their offline integration is required. The successful candidate will participate in model comparison studies, data set production, seasonal-interannual land-climate investigation, and remote sensing calibration/validation. The candidate should have good communication skills. Position 2: The successful candidate will conduct coupled LSS-GCM modeling, and assessment of climate sensitivity to variations at the land surface. Familiarity with global climate models and land surface schemes is necessary. The successful candidate will conduct monthly, seasonal, and multi-year experiments as part of the GLASS large-scale coupled action. Collaboration with other global climate modeling centers will be required. In both positions, a Ph.D. in atmospheric sciences, hydrology or a related discipline is required, programming in FORTRAN and familiarity with UNIX will be necessary. Both positions will involve direct collaboration with colleagues in the Hydrologic Sciences Branch of NASA/GSFC. Please send an application with curriculum vitae, statement of research interests, and at least two references to: LAND Search Committee, Center for Ocean-Land-Atmosphere Studies, 4041 Powder Mill Road, Suite 302, Calverton, MD 20705-3106. fax: (301) 595-9793, email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Deadline extended to 15 November. Posted: 11/7/01.
Terrestrial Ecosystem Modeler: Position Number: 002-954. Starting Date: May 1, 2002. Application Closing Date: Extended to May 15, 2002. Department of Forest Science, Oregon State University, Corvallis, seeks a Post Doctoral Research Associate in biogeochemistry for numerical modeling of carbon, water and nitrogen cycling in forested ecosystems of the Pacific Northwest. Full time, 12-month position. Reappointment is at the discretion of the dean. Salary range is $40,008 - $45,000. For the full job ad, see http://www.fsl.orst.edu/terra/ModellerJob.htm. For More Information: Contact Beverly Law, Department of Forest Science, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR 97331; phone: 541-737-6111; fax: 541-737-1393; email@example.com. Posted: 3/19/02. Revised: 4/5/02.
Terrestrial Ecosystem Modeler: Position Number: 002-939. STARTING DATE: October 1, 2001. The Department of Forest Science, Oregon State University, Corvallis, seeks a Post Doctoral Research Associate to participate in two projects: (1) to investigate the influence of climate variability and management on the productivity and distribution of ponderosa pine in Oregon over the past 100 years, and to explain how climate variability may limit the current distribution of ponderosa pine in the region using GIS data layers and a physiologically-based mechanistic model, 3PGS; (2) to investigate spatial and temporal variation and the influence of climate and disturbance on CO2 and H2O exchange in the ponderosa pine region through a coupled soil-plant-atmosphere model (SPA) and boundary layer climate model (MM5). The person will use ETM+ LAI data to assess modeled leaf area indices (LAI), and predict growth and climatic limitations of ponderosa pine across a steep gradient in precipitation that runs along the eastern boundary of the Cascade Mountains. The person will investigate spatial and temporal variation in autotrophic and heterotrophic respiration, and gross ecosystem production, net primary production, and net ecosystem production in relation to climate and disturbance. The incumbent will work with the developers of the 3PGS model (N. Coops, R.H. Waring) and the SPA model (M. Williams), and contribute to the coupling of SPA to the MM5 climate model (L. Mahrt). The projects are funded by NOAA (Unsworth, Law, Waring, and Coops) and NASA (Mahrt, Law, and Willams). QUALIFICATIONS: Ph.D. in Computer Science, Geosciences, Biogeochemistry, Environmental Science, Remote Sensing, Biophysics, or Forest Ecology required. Experience with ecosystem process modeling, and programming in C is required. Experience with ArcInfo, ERDAS Imagine, IDL, and SAS (or SPLUS), and experience with relational database software on a PC platform is desirable. Experience with forest survey databases and regional scale spatial analyses are highly desirable. Good writing skills are required. Candidates with a good publication record and a background in complementary modeling or remote sensing approaches are preferred. Qualifications include evidence of a publication record, including senior authorship. Full time (1.0) fixed-term, 12-month position. Reappointment is at the discretion of the dean. Salary range is $40,000 -$45,000. Competitive medical, dental and life insurance plans. FOR MORE INFORMATION: Contact Beverly Law, Department of Forest Science, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR 97331; phone: 541-737-6111; fax: 541-737-1393; internet: Bev.Law@orst.edu. TO APPLY: Send a letter of application (position 002-939) with statement of interest, vitae (resume), unofficial copies of transcripts, copies of publications, and 3 letters of reference. Apply by September 1, 2001 for full consideration. In the letter, please explain how your experience, training, and professional goals will apply to this project. The application package should be sent to: Sandra C. Lewis, Office Manager, Department of Forest Science, Oregon State University, 321 Richardson Hall, Corvallis, OR 97331-5752. CLOSING DATE: September 1, 2001. Posted: 7/20/01.
Ecosystem Modeling: A postdoctoral researcher is required for a two year period to model the spread and abundance of plants at a range of spatial and temporal scales. The work will contribute to existing research projects studying the effects of a) climate change, and b) modified organisms on ecosystem structure and function. The successful applicant will work as part of a team investigating climate change in field-based CO2 and UV experiments and will be expected to develop close links with team members studying the environmental impacts of new technologies. Applicants must have a PhD with experience in biological modelling. For further information contact Dr Paul Newton, at: firstname.lastname@example.org. Applicants should send their curriculum vitae, together with the names addresses and email addresses of 3 referees, either by e-mail or hard copy to Dr P Newton, AgResearch, Private Bag 11008, Palmerston North, New Zealand. Closing date for applications is Friday 31 August 2001. Posted: 7/9/01.
Ecosystem Modeling: We seek two post-doctoral scientists. One post-doctoral scientist will develop modeling approaches to analysis and interpretation of eddy-flux measurements of net ecosystem exchange (NEE) at the Niwot forest, Colorado, and possibly at other eddy-flux sites. The duties of incumbents include (1) analysis of large date sets of carbon, water, and energy fluxes from the eddy-flux site to identify mechanisms underlying observed fluxes; (2) parameterization and validation of exited models (e.g., MAESTRA and TCS) or development of new models to estimate canopy photosynthetic carbon fluxes, plant and soil respiration. The other post-doctoral scientist can have expertise either in simulation modeling of forest ecosystems or mathematical ecology. The individual with the modeling expertise will conduct modeling studies in association with the Duke University Forest Free Air CO2 Enrichment (FACE) program. She or he will have responsibility for (1) integrating experimental results into comprehensive models, (2) predicting dynamics of carbon, nutrients, and water in forest ecosystems, and (3) linking ecosystem modeling with regional and global studies. The individual with mathematic and statistical skills in combination with ecology training will develop innovative methods for deconvolution and/or inverse analysis of experimental data from FACE experiments in order to predict ecosystem responses to a gradual increase in atmospheric CO2 in the real world. The positions require (1) PhD in ecology, botany, forestry, atmospheric science, environmental science, hydrology, or a closely related field; (2) demonstrated record in pursuing original creative research in the areas of ecological modeling, ecosystem ecology, and biosphere-atmosphere exchange; (3) demonstrated experience working with observational data sets from large field programs; (4) working knowledge of computer programming languages; and (5) strong communication skills. Those positions have multi year terms with a one-year renewable appointment subject to satisfactory performance. Interested applicants for the post-doc positions should submit: (a) a vitae with list of publications, (b) names and addresses of three references, and (c) up to three reprints to Dr.Yiqi Luo, Department of Botany and Microbiology, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK 73019, USA, email: email@example.com. The positions are immediately available. Applications will be received until the positions are filled. Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications. Benefits include health and dental insurance, sick and annual leave, paid holidays, participation in a retirement fund, and life insurance. More information regarding the project and research group is available at http://bomi.ou.edu/luo. Posted: 7/9/01.
Ecosystem Modeling: College Assistant Professor, Non-Tenure Track, New Mexico State University. Deadline for Application July 27, 2001. Salary $43,000.00 + benefits. Position is for two years contingent on funding. Duties: Parameterize, run and test a simulation model (ECOTONE) of vegetation dynamics in a variety of grassland and shrubland ecosystems in the Chihuahuan Desert of southern New Mexico and western Texas. Analyze and validate output with field data. Supervision of computer programmer for modifying code to incorporate human-caused and naturally-occurring disturbances of different sizes, intensities, and frequencies. Responsible for integrating multiple datasets of plants, soils, and climate to develop input parameters and to test model output. Collaborate with an interdisciplinary group of researchers. This is a research position with no teaching responsibilities. Qualifications PhD in Ecology, Biology, Range Science or closely related field (in hand by hire date). Strong background in plant ecology and plant-soil interactions. Experience in running and testing simulation models. Ability to read and understand computer code written in C, C++ or Fortran. Experience with geographic information systems (Arcview or Arc/Info) helpful, but not required. Benefits: Group medical and hospital insurance, group life insurance, long-term disability insurance, state educational retirement, workers compensation, sick leave, annual leave and unemployment compensation. Reply to: Dr. Debra Peters, USDA/ARS, Jornada Experimental Range, Box 30003, MSC 3JER, NMSU, Las Cruces, NM 88003-0003. (505) 646-2777, firstname.lastname@example.org. Please send a letter of application, current resume, unofficial transcripts, names, addresses, and telephone numbers of three references by July 27, 2001. Posted: 7/6/01.
Trophic Dynamics Modeler: Faculty Post-Doctoral Research Associate; Salary: $38,160-39,600 depending upon experience; Start Date: February 4, 2002. This 12-month, full-time, fixed-term appointment is through the Cooperative Institute for Marine Resources Studies working on a joint NSF/NOAA US GLOBEC study of the northeast Pacific under the direction of Dr. Thomas Wainwright and other affiliated principal investigators. This study addresses food web structure and dynamics of the California current system, with a focus on trophic relationships of salmon. There will be ample opportunity to develop an independent research project. The position is located at the Oregon State Uuniversity Hatfield Marine Science Center in Newport, OR and is funded by grants. Reappointment is at the discretion of the CIMRS Director. Required: - Ph.D. in Ecology, Marine Sciences or related disciplines; - Experience in development and use of numerical models in systems ecology; - Experience in interpretation of model output with respect to physical/biological data sets; - Competence in written and spoken English with ability to complete and publish results of investigations and present results at scientific meetings. Prefer applicants with experience in: Coastal current systems; UNIX systems and object-oriented programming. For full consideration apply by January 15, 2002. Send letter of interest, resume with names, addresses and telephone number of three academic or employment references to: Jessica Waddell, Cooperative Instit. Marine Res. Studies, 2030 Marine Science Drive, Newport, OR 97365. Posted: 12/20/01.
Forest Ecologist: The USDA Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station, is searching for a post-doctoral research associate (Research Forester, Ecologist, or Geographer) to be part of the Landscapes Team of the Ecosystem Processes Program, located in Corvallis, OR. This is a full time position at a GS-11 level (approximately $45,000/yr). The position includes health, retirement, and vacation benefits. Candidates must be U.S. citizens. Initial appointment is for 12 months, with possibility of extension for additional year(s) depending on performance and funding. You must have a Ph.D. in forestry, ecology, geography, or a related field with an emphasis in spatial data analyses, including remote sensing and geographic information systems. An understanding of natural and anthropogenic disturbance processes and how those manifest themselves at regional scales is important. Excellence in data analysis, including image processing and multivariate statistics is expected. Good communication skills, including a successful record of publishing research papers in peer-reviewed scientific journals and presentation of research results at scientific meetings, is required. You must be able to work both independently and within a team. To learn more about the position contact Warren B. Cohen at 541-750-7322 (e-mail: email@example.com). By way of introduction it would be useful for you to send a CV by e-mail or fax (541-758-7760). Position open until October 15, 2001 or until a suitable candidate is found. Posted: 9/7/01.
Rangeland Scientist/Ecologist: The USDA Agricultural Research Service (ARS) has a vacancy for a Rangeland Scientist/Ecologist (GS 11/12/13) at the Grassland, Soil & Water Research Laboratory at Temple, Texas. We seek a broadly-trained scientist to advance understanding of global change (atmospheric CO2 enrichment, vegetation change) effects on plant and soil processes that control the productivity and sustainability of rangeland ecosystems. The successful candidate will participate in experiments conducted in a novel CO2 enrichment facility on grassland and will have opportunity to develop and direct research into consequences of vegetation change. Research should emphasize global change effects on root growth and turnover as related to the sequestration of soil carbon and cycling of elements essential to plant growth. Closing date for applications is June 28, 2002. For a complete copy of the vacancy announcement and application procedures, visit http://www.afm.ars.usda.gov/divisions/hrd/hrdhomepage/empopp.htm, and link to Research Scientist vacancies. The vacancy announcement is ARS-X2S-2195. Posted: 6/24/02.
Plant/Rangeland Ecologist: The Division of Earth and Ecosystem Sciences (DEES) of the Desert Research Institute (DRI) is seeking applicants for a research faculty position as a Plant/Rangeland Ecologist. Depending on the applicant's qualifications, the position may be filled as either a Research Associate (Masters degree) or Research Professor (Ph.D.). The selected applicant's rank within the fore-mentioned tracks will depend on his/her academic qualifications. We seek an ecologist with a strong interest in the ecology and management of natural resources on arid and semi-arid landscapes in the Great Basin and Desert Southwest. The individual selected will have the opportunity to interact with a diverse group of DRI scientists and land managers from Federal, State, and/or local levels of government, during development of a natural resource management plan for the Nevada Test and Training Range (NTTR). The selected individual also will have the opportunity to interact with plant physiological ecologists, soil scientists, microbial ecologists, terrestrial ecosystem ecologists, restoration ecologists, paleoecologists, archaeologists, water resources scientists, and remote sensing/GIS specialists to develop a research program within their own areas of interest. Collaborative efforts are critical for the success of this position. The position is 100% research. Existing contracts are expected to provide funding for approximately two to three years. After three years, the successful candidate will be expected to develop an externally funded research program. The preferred location for this position is at DRI's facilities in Las Vegas, NV. EDUCATION / EXPERIENCE REQUIRED: Rank as an Assistant/Associate Research ecologist requires a minimum of a Masters degree in ecology, rangeland science, natural resource management, or a related discipline. Placement as a Research Professor (Assistant, Associate, Full) requires a Ph.D. in one of the same disciplines. Applicants who possess a Department of Energy "Q" security clearance, or a Department of Defense "Top Secret security clearance" are highly desired. Applicants without such clearances must be capable of obtaining them, i.e. must be a US citizen with no criminal record. PREFERRED: The preferred applicant will have strong communication skills (verbal and written), and experience developing research proposals, statements of work, and budgets. Evidence of the ability to present and publish research findings is highly desired. Additional desired experience includes wildlife management, land reclamation, wildland weeds, NEPA, and the application of remote sensing and GIS to natural resource management issues. APPLICATION/REVIEW PROCESS: Submit a curriculum vitae; official transcripts; a letter describing how your qualifications meet the position requirements; a statement of your research interests; and the names, addresses, email addresses, and telephone numbers of three references. Review of applications will begin 8/1/01 and continue until the position is filled. Refer to position 50-008, and send materials to: HR Department, DRI 2215 Raggio Parkway, Reno, NV 89512, or email MSWord compatible attachments to: firstname.lastname@example.org, or FAX application materials to: 775) 673-7339. To learn more about DRI, visit us at www.dri.edu or call HR @ 775) 673-7431. Posted: 7/19/01.
Plant Disease Ecology: A postdoctoral research associate is sought to participate in an NSF-funded project considering the effects of environmental variation on plant disease in the tallgrass prairie. Much of the research will be conducted at Konza Prairie Biological Station (www.ksu.edu/konza), an NSF LTER site near Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas. For more information about the project, contact Karen Garrett (email@example.com). The starting date is April 5, 2002, negotiable. The current position will run for 1.5 years, renewable upon satisfactory progress and continued funding. A Ph.D. in Plant Pathology, Biology, or related field is required. Experience with projects such as the following is desirable: field research in agricultural and/or prairie systems, studies of soil ecology/microorganisms, data analysis using SAS or comparable statistical programs, simulation modeling of biological systems, molecular analyses of populations, and work in collaboration with research teams. Management experience is also desirable. The successful applicant will have responsibility for fieldwork at Konza Prairie Biological Station, for laboratory analyses of pathogen isolates, for greenhouse management of prairie plants, for data analysis using statistical software packages, and for management and mentoring of undergraduate students. Salary: $30,000/year. Benefits package includes group health and life insurance plans, workers' compensation, retirement plan, vacation and sick leave, and other benefits. Applications will be reviewed beginning March 11, 2002, until a successful applicant is identified. Those interested in this position should submit a letter of application, curriculum vita, up to two relevant reprints, academic transcripts (unofficial transcripts are acceptable), and the names, e-mail addresses, and phone numbers of three professional references to: Dr. Karen Garrett Department of Plant Pathology 4024 Throckmorton Plant Sciences Center Kansas State University Manhattan, KS 66506-5502 FAX: 785-532-5692 email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Posted: 1/24/02.
Soil Microbial/Biotic Soil Crust Ecologist: GS-408-9 ($37,428 per year); term 13 months, may be extended for up to 4 years depending on funding; United States Geological Survey, Forest and Rangeland Ecosystem Science Center (FRESC), Corvallis Research Group, Corvallis, Oregon. The purpose of the position is to perform professional work in soil microbial and biotic soil crust ecology, particularly relating to the invasion of exotic plants into native ecosystems in the Great Basin, to the impact of human uses on soil microbial ecology, and to the restoration of these native ecosystems. The incumbent will be responsible for planning, organizing and carrying out specific study plans on topics such as soil microbial ecology and biotic soil crust diversity as they are impacted by invasive plants, human impacts or native plant restoration techniques. Coordinates development of research protocols for short-term and long-term tracking of changes in ecosystem components. Performs field and laboratory work necessary to accomplish objectives for research projects. Determines bacterial and fungal densities using BioLog techniques including the development of growth substrates and the operations of automated microplate spectrophotometer. Writes portions of or complete articles for popular, technical and/or scientific publications and writes portions or complete annual reports for on-going studies or as assigned by supervisor Incumbent must be able to operate a Government-owned or leased motor vehicle. A State driver's license is required. Apply via the OARS system at http://www.usgs.gov/ohr/oars/. Search for Announcement Number: WR-2002-0261. Close: July 2, 2002. Contact: Sandy Borges, 650-329-4954, email@example.com, FAX 916-379-3771. Posted: 6/18/02.
Soil/Fungal Ecology: Postdoctoral associate position is available to characterize mycorrhizal community structure on roots of loblolly pine and examine host/fungal genotype interactions with their environment. Applicants should have a Ph.D. in soil or fungal ecology, with experience in the application of molecular techniques to identify ectomycorrhizal fungi. Preferred experience with DNA purification from environmental samples, PCR, tRFLP, real-time PCR, and sequencing is desirable. Experience with survey-level morphotyping of ectomycorrhizal root tips is also desirable but not required. Salary is commensurate with experience. Please send a cover letter describing research experience, curriculum vitae and names and addresses of three referees to: Dr. Mary A. Topa, Boyce Thompson Institute at Cornell University, Tower Rd., Ithaca, NY, 14853-1801; (607-254-1263); firstname.lastname@example.org. Posted: 6/14/02.
Nematode Ecology: The Natural Resource Ecology Laboratory, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado, USA, is seeking a Research Scientist I. Research projects focus on elucidating the role of soil biodiversity in ecosystem functioning, with emphasis on soil nematodes, in managed and unmanaged ecosystems (for example, Antarctic dry valleys, grasslands, deserts and agricultural systems). Ph.D. required in plant nematology, nematode ecology, plant pathology, soil ecology, microbial ecology, plant pathology, or a related field. Background in soil ecology and nematology. Proven ability to write and publish manuscripts. Job description: We require a research scientist to work on various projects. One project, the McMurdo Dry Valley LTER in Antarctica, focuses on the distribution, abundance and community structure of nematodes and other biota. Other projects include identifying ecosystem controls on soil nematode diversity at US grassland sites, and collaborations with scientists working in Africa and Costa Rica. The successful applicant will be expected to contribute to scientific leadership for these projects, in conjunction with the PIs and project manager. Responsibilities include the establishment and maintenance of field and laboratory experiments, in addition to: Supervision of research associates and student workers; Collecting and processing soil samples to determine biotic, chemical and physical properties; Nematode and/or soil microbial extraction; Identification and enumeration of free-living and plant parasitic nematodes; Coordination of data entry; Participation in preparing research proposals and papers; Statistical analysis and summaries of data; Utilization of computer software for spreadsheet analysis, word processing, routine statistical analysis, graphics, and communications. It is essential that the candidate possess interpersonal and communication skills for working with other members of the laboratory in a team effort. Additional preferred skills include experience in any of the following: GIS; Isolation, purification, and maintenance of laboratory microbial cultures; Biogeochemical soil analysis; Molecular applications in soil ecology. Salary range: $29,000-$32,000 depending on qualifications and experience. Funding secured for 12 months, other grants pending. Starting date August 1st 2002. Applications: Submit letter of interest, CV, and contact information for three references postmarked by July 26th 2002, to: Natalie Lucero, Natural Resource Ecology Laboratory, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO 80523-1499, FAX: +1 (970) 491-1965. Electronic submission is acceptable, email@example.com. Posted: 6/25/02.
Soil Ecologist: - Conduct research on projects investigating aggregate turnover, soil mineralogy and SOM dynamics and physiochemical controls on the kinetics of organic matter decomposition and carbon saturation. Help supervise students, conduct laboratory work involving soil aggregate separations and particle-size and density fractionations and chemical analysis (C, N, isotope ratios). Experience in isotopic analyses, aggregate separation and particle-size/density separation techniques required. Experience in advanced analytical techniques, simulation modeling, interdisciplinary team research is highly desirable. Ph.D. in soil science, agronomy or ecology required. Position for 2 years, with possible extension contingent on project renewal. Salary $30-32,000/12 month plus benefits. Send CV, statement of research interests and experience and contact information for three references to Natalie Lucero, Natural Resource Ecology Laboratory, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado, 80523-1499, postmarked by April 22, 2002. Posted: 3/19/02.
Soil Ecology: In April 2002, the EU-project EcoTrain will start under the Research and Training Network programme. Between April and September 2002, there will be 4 Ph.D.-positions and 3 Postdoc positions available in a project entitled: Ecology of plant parasitic nematodes, their host plants and antagonists in European coastal sand dunes: Training Opportunity for ecologists and agricultural biocontrol researchers (EcoTrain). For full information, see http://www.nioo.knaw.nl/projects/ecotrain/vacan.htm. Posted: 11/28/01.
Ecological Risk Assessment: The National Center for Environmental Assessment (NCEA) within the U.S. EPA Office of Research and Development (ORD) seeks immediate applications for several postdoctoral research positions. NCEA serves as the USEPA national resource center for human health and ecological risk assessment and occupies a critical position between laboratory/field researchers and environmental decision- makers. Our research efforts are focused on producing state-of-the-science health and ecological risk assessments of national significance and providing guidance, training and support to environmental risk assessors. These non-laboratory, postdoctoral positions are ideal for scientists interested in the application of toxicological, epidemiological and environmental data to support development of environmental science policies and risk management approaches. Applicants with doctoral degrees in ecology, biology, human health, toxicology or social science disciplines pertinent to the broad scope of environmental risk assessment and risk management are encouraged to apply. Priority research interests currently include the following: ++ Ecology/Ecotoxicology/Conservation Biology : Background in general ecology, ecosystems, ecotoxicology, conservation biology or a related field; ++ Toxicology/Health Science : Emphasizing mechanisms of toxicity, quantitative biological or pharmacokinetic modeling, genomics/proteomics, and respiratory, molecular or immuno- toxicology; ++ Exposure Assessment: Focusing on contaminant fate modeling and simulation, aggregate and cumulative exposure, and use of physiological and biochemical markers; ++ Biostatistics : Focusing on the application of statistics and quantitative practices to analysis of human health and ecological risk assessment issues; ++ Socio-economics and risk communication : Emphasizing the increasing role of economics and societal/cultural values in shaping environmental decision-making and working more effectively with the public. The postdoctoral positions are three-year, federal government, term appointments located in Washington, DC; Cincinnati, OH; or Research Triangle Park, NC. The salary range is approximately $40,000 to 70,000 commensurate with qualifications and locality pay adjustments. Selected candidates receive a full benefits package, including health insurance, life insurance, retirement, and vacation and sick leave. Candidates must have earned a Ph.D. within the past five years and must be U.S. citizens. To apply for NCEA post-doctoral positions, please send a letter of interest outlining your research focus, a curriculum vitae, and the names of three references to: Dr. Jeffrey B. Frithsen, National Center for Environmental Assessment (8601D), ATTN: NCEA Post-Doctoral Positions, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, D.C. 20460. Applications will be received and evaluated on an ongoing basis. Posted: 4/26/02.
Environmental Microbiology: The National Center for Environmental Assessment-Cincinnati of the U.S. EPA Office of Research and Development (ORD) is seeking candidates for Federal, three-year postdoctoral research positions. The four postdoctoral positions are:
(1) Physiologically Based Pharmacokinetic Modeling for Risk Assessment. developing models to address species and route extrapolating; assessing human variance in biochemical, physiological and/or anatomic factors affecting risk; identifying chemicals/PBPK outputs which reduce uncertainties in RA and assessing databases; developingand validating models for human variance that may modulate risk. (2) Microbiology, Health, Pathogenic Microorganisms. NCEA-Cin is seeking a well-qualified Microbiologist with Ph.D. or equivalent degree to serve as leader in the assessment of risks from pathogenic microorganisms. They will work in a multidisciplinary team environment across organizations.
(3) Assessing the Causes of Impairment in Aquatic Ecosystems. developingmethods to determine causes of observed impairments of aquatic ecosystems; determiningeffects, exposure response relationships, diagnostic measures for stressors of these systems, and creating guidance for their use and interpretation.
(4) A Spatial Approach for Assessing and Managing Nonpoint Sources of Nutrients and Pathogens in Surface Waters. NCEA is presently obtaining high spatial resolution, hyperspectral imagery of the Little Miami River Watershed in Southwest Ohio. These data will be used to explore effects of land cover/land use on nutrient and pathogen export to streams and effects on human and ecological receptors. The position includes: collaborating with other scientists in classifying this imagery; analyze in relation to other data; developingpredictive models for analyzing hypothetical landscapes and publishing work. Applicants with degrees in toxicology, pharmacology, biomathematical modeling, environmental science, environmental engineering, biostatistics, or related fields are encouraged to apply. These positions will begin immediately at a starting salary range of $46,724 - $72,796 commensurate with qualifications. Those selected candidates will be eligible for a full benefits package. Preferred candidates will have earned a Ph.D. in one of the above disciplines in the past five years, or be eligible for degree no later than August 31, 2002. Must be a United States citizen. To apply, send a curriculum vitae, transcripts, letter of recommendation from your senior research advisor or other comparable official, additional reference(s), and a letter indicating your research focus to: Dr. Glenn Suter, National Center for Environmental Assessment (MS-117), ATTN: Post-Doctoral Positions, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 26 W. Martin Luther King Drive, Cincinnati, OH 45268. Applications will be received and evaluated by NCEA on an ongoing basis. Posted: 4/4/02.
Environmental Microbiology: The Department of Biology at the University of Minnesota Duluth (UMD) seeks applications for a postdoctoral associate in environmental microbiology or microbial ecology. This person is expected to conduct research with teams examining the survival and virulence of Salmonella in aquatic ecosystems, the distribution of E. coli in watersheds and their relationship to land use, and microbial diversity and function in large lakes. For the full job ad, see: http://www.d.umn.edu/~rhicks1/postdoc.html. Essential Qualifications: Ph.D. degree in biological sciences, biochemistry, molecular biology or related area (conferred by start date of position); 3 years of research training experience in environmental, aquatic, or experimental microbiology; familiarity with molecular biology techniques; demonstrated ability to publish in peer-reviewed journals; potential for developing proposals for new research projects; demonstrated communication skills to support quality teaching. This position can start immediately and is available for up to two years. It is primarily research-focused but includes the potential of teaching up to 75%-time in the Department of Biology during one academic year as an Assistant Professor. Review of completed applications will begin on January 14, 2002 and continue until the position is filled. To apply, send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and contact information for at least two references by post or email to: Dr. Randall E. Hicks, Department of Biology, 1110 Kirby Drive, University of Minnesota Duluth, Duluth, MN 55812. Tel: 218-726-7263, Fax: 218-726-8142, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Posted: 11/26/01.
Viral Disease Ecology: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is seeking outstanding candidates for a Research Biologist in the Arbovirus Diseases Branch, Division of Vector-Borne Infectious Diseases, located in Fort Collins, Colorado. The incumbent will apply digital technology and analytic tools to the investigation of disease ecology and epidemiology of West Nile and other vector-borne viruses; evaluate ecological mechanisms as predictors of risk; develop arbovirus transmission and risk models using remote sensing technology, Geographic Information Systems, Global Positioning Systems, biotic and abiotic environmental correlates, demography, and sociological factors; evaluate and refine transmission and risk models; participates in field investigations and laboratory entomology projects concerning West Nile virus and vector-borne disease outbreaks; provide assistance to state and local health departments in outbreak investigations. Qualifications: Ph.D. or equivalent degree in relevant field with experience in modeling vector-borne disease systems preferable. Salary is equivalent to GS-12/13 ($54,275 -$83,902), commensurate with experience. Please refer to Announcement # MP/DE2-02-200. A copy of the vacancy announcement with instructions for applying will be available in February 2002 at http://www.cdc.gov, http://www.usajobs.opm.gov, or by calling the CDC Job Information Center at 770-488-1725. Posted: 1/28/02.
Evolutionary Ecology of Microbes: A position for a postdoctoral researcher in the laboratory of Dr. Brendan Bohannan at Stanford University is currently available. The researcher will participate in two ongoing projects utilizing microbial communities as model systems to study general ecological and evolutionary phenomena. The first project is focused on the causes and consequences of the tradeoff between resistance to predators and competitive ability, using phage and bacteria as a model system. This project is in collaboration with Dr. Michael Travisano at the University of Houston. The second project is a study of the effects of localized dispersal and interaction on the ecology and evolution of communities, using communities of bacteria, and bacteria and phage, as model systems. The ideal candidate will have a Ph.D. in ecology, evolution, microbiology or a related field, experience working with microbial model communities, and a strong interest in community ecology and evolution. The starting date for this position is negotiable and applications are being accepted immediately. Applicants should send a current C.V. with the names and contact information of 3 referees to: Dr. Brendan Bohannan, Department of Biological Sciences, 371 Serra Mall, Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305-5020. (650) 723-3344, (650) 725-8221 Fax. email@example.com. For more information see: http://www.stanford.edu/~bohannan/Pages/gradstudent.html. Revised: 1/7/02.
Molecular Microbial Ecology: The Department of Biology at the University of Wisconsin-Stout invites applications for an NSF-sponsored postdoctoral position to conduct original research in molecular microbial ecology (75% of appointment) and teach undergraduate courses (25% of appointment). The research will develop molecular tools to measure stable carbon isotope incorporation into nucleic acids with the goal of understanding the activity of methane-oxidizing bacteria in nature. The teaching assignment may include General Microbiology, Introductory Biology for non-majors, or other courses depending on interest and experience. Training in problem-based cooperative learning techniques and close interaction with an experienced educator will be provided. Eligible candidates must have a Ph.D. in microbiology or molecular biology and enthusiasm for research and teaching at a predominately undergraduate institution. Candidates will send a curriculum vitae, statement of research goals and teaching philosophy, and contact information for three references to: Stephen C. Nold, Ph.D., Department of Biology, University of Wisconsin-Stout, Menomonie, WI 54751; tel., (715) 232-2560; e-mail, firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications received before February 15th, 2002 will be given priority. Posted: 11/21/01.
Phycologist/Applied Microbial Ecologist: -Senior Environmental Scientist, Everglades Division, Watershed Management Department. We seek a phycologist/ applied microbial ecologist to join a multi-disciplinary team conducting research to support restoration of the Florida Everglades, one of the most ambitious restoration projects in the world. This position will enhance our understanding of the role of periphyton in freshwater Everglades wetlands. The successful candidate will conduct laboratory and field research examining microbially-mediated nutrient cycling and the response of periphyton communities to hydrologic and nutrient changes. The candidate will also have opportunities to analyze existing data on periphyton responses to phosphorus enrichment. Prefer Ph.D. in phycology, biogeochemistry, limnology, ecology, microbiology or related field. Microbial processes, aquatic chemistry, statistics, and strong oral and written communication skills are required. Salary range $46,072-80,267. Application deadline 02/10/02. Interested candidates should submit a cover letter of research interests, resume, names and contact information for three (3) references. Include the Job Reference Number 201362 in your application. Applications should be submitted to: 6520 Human Resources, South Florida Water Management District, P.O. Box 24680, West Palm Beach, FL 33416-4680, Or via email: email@example.com. Please send a courtesy copy of submittal to Dr. Sue Newman, 4440 Everglades Division, P.O. Box 24680, West Palm Beach, Florida 33416-4680, email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Posted: 1/24/02.
Microbiologist/Soil Scientist: GS-11/12/13. The USDA-Agricultural Research Service, North Central Soil Conservation Research Laboratory located at Morris, MN has a permanent full-time vacancy for an interdisciplinary research Microbiologist/Soil Scientist. The incumbent will plan and conduct basic and applied research to investigate interactions between microbial activity and crop management strategies and quantify the impact of microbes on soil carbon storage, nutrient cycling, and seed germination. Comprehensive knowledge of microbiology, microbial ecology, soil science, and statistics, along with a general knowledge of agronomy, plant physiology, biochemistry, and plant pathology; PhD is desirable. Must be U.S. Citizen. Salary commensurate with experience ($43,326 - $80,279). Description of laboratory and full vacancy announcement available at http://www.morris.ars.usda.gov. Contact Frank Forcella (320)-589-3411-x124, or email@example.com for further position information. For information on application procedures, contact Pamela Groth at (651)-649-5047. Applications should be marked ARS-X1W-1462 and must be postmarked by November 5, 2001. Posted: 10/5/01.
Microbial Ecology/Biochemistry: We have an immediate opening for a postdoctoral position at the SIRFER Lab at the University of Utah. The successful candidate will be investigating the stable isotopic composition of bacteria and bacterial cell components in response to environmental and growth factors. We seek applicants with a strong background in biochemistry, capable of growing and isolating bacteria and with the skills and training needed to isolate specific carbohydrate and protein components from bacteria. Previous experience with stable isotopes is useful, but not essential. The position is available immediately and will be filled as soon as possible. Applicants should electronically submit a letter of interest, a curriculum vitae, the names and contact information for three individuals who will write letters of support, and copies of three recent publications. Applicants must be U.S. citizens. Applications should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. The research will be conducted in the laboratory of Jim Ehleringer at the Department of Biology, University of Utah, Salt Lake City (Tel. 801-581-7623). Posted: 9/24/01.
Geomicrobiology: Geomicrobiology of feldspar weathering in a cool temperate climate A 2-year post-doctoral position funded by Enterprise Ireland will be available from October 1st 2001 in the Departments of Geology and Industrial Microbiology at University College Dublin to study microbially-mediated weathering processes in granitic rocks. The project will assess microbial community structures within decaying Caledonian granite and diorite exposures in Ireland using 16S rDNA approaches, will visualise microbial communities in situ via fluorescent in situ hybridisation, and will assess pH and ion gradients at a microspatial level. The post-doctoral researcher will have access to modern automated sequencing facilities, confocal and epifluorescent microscopes, and fluorescent imaging. Salary will be IR25,000 per annum. Candidates should be in possession of a PhD, and the position is likely to interest someone with experience in molecular biology and/or microbial ecology. To apply, or for more information, please contact: Dr Frank McDermott, Dept. of Geology, University College Dublin, Belfield, Dublin 4. tel: 00 353 1 7162328, email@example.com. Posted: 9/4/01.
Microbial Ecology: post-doctoral associate needed for a 3 year NASA-funded study on the effects of simulated microgravity on biofilm communities and characterization of the bacterial assemblage of space shuttle water systems. Post-doc will use state-of-the-art molecular methods to identify and study bacteria and be part of an active aquatic microbial ecology group. Salary: starts at $30,000 per year (plus benefits). Requirements: -PhD with experience in microbiology (particularly bacterial identification) and an interest in biofilms; -Must be willing to travel; -Must have great communication skills and be able to work with various scientists, graduate students, and undergraduate students. To apply: Send a CV, a statement of research interests (optional), and the names (with addresses, phone numbers, and e mail addresses) of three references. Dr. Laura G. Leff, Associate Professor, Dept. of Biological Sciences, Kent State University, Kent, OH 44242 USA. (330)672-3788 (office), (330) 672-2071 (lab), fax: (330)672-3713, firstname.lastname@example.org, http://www.kent.edu/biology/Leff.htm. Posted: 8/14/01.
Plant-Insect Interactions: A three-year postdoctoral position is available to work with Drs. John Nason and Steve Heard on a new, NSF supported research project to study host plant-associated genetic differentiation in phytophagous insects. An important factor accounting for the spectacular diversity of such insects may be their propensity for speciation via host race formation, perhaps even in sympatry. While a few cases of host race formation in sympatry are known, it remains unknown whether this process is rare and special or frequent and predictable. A promising avenue toward answering this question is provided by the diverse group of insects attacking the goldenrods Solidago altissima and S. gigantea. Focusing on one of these insects, the goldenrod elliptical-gall moth, Gnorimoschema gallaesolidaginis, we will use genetic marker and mtDNA data to document the geographic extent and structure of genetic differentiation, reconstruct the history of host shifting, and identify evolutionary forces driving differentiation. At the same time, we will use lab and field experiments to identify ecological mechanisms maintaining host plant affiliation and reproductive isolation (e.g. mate choice, adult and larval host choice, and/or host-associated tradeoffs in larval performance). The position will also allow the successful applicant to develop related projects on other phytophagous insects (especially among insects attacking goldenrod). Applicants must have a Ph.D. with an emphasis in evolutionary biology. Theoretical and practical training in DNA sequence and genetic marker technology and data analysis are required and field-collecting experience desired. Interested individuals should submit a brief cover letter, a vitae, and names of at least three references to John Nason, Department of Botany, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa, 50011. Materials, as well as any questions, may also be submitted by email to email@example.com. The review of applications will begin immediately and continue until a suitable candidate is found. Posted: 4/15/02.
Applied Insect Ecology: Post-doctoral researcher to lead a research project on the applied ecology of Lygus hesperus, a key herbivore of cotton. Work to examine Lygus population structure, movement on a landscape scale, and plant compensatory responses to Lygus feeding and other stresses. Available for one year, starting May 15, ($29,300/year + benefits), with extension possible for an additional year. To apply, submit a c.v., a short description of research interests, and names and contact information for three references to Jay Rosenheim, Department of Entomology, University of California, 1 Shields Avenue, Davis, CA 95616 by April 10. For more information, write to firstname.lastname@example.org. Position will remain open until an appropriate candidate is found. Posted: 3/19/02.
Plant-Herbivore Interactions: The Department of Biological Sciences at Northern Arizona University seeks a full-time post-doctoral researcher to study the role of host-plant stress in promoting insect outbreaks. Three related studies focus on the performance and impact of the pinyon needle scale (Matsucoccus acalyptus) on pinyon pine: --compare the dynamics of stable scale populations on chronically-stressed pinyon populations, and scale populations that have expanded recently into adjacent less-stressful soils in response to a record drought in Northern Arizona, --examine the population dynamics of scales along a one-million year successional gradient created by seven distinct lava flows at El Malpais National Monument, New Mexico, a model system for the study of stress gradients, and --conduct geographic surveys of outbreaking scale populations in the Southwest. These surveys will provide the basis for creating GIS coverages that will be incorporated into predictive models of scale distribution and abundance. Qualifications: --Recently completed a PhD --Proven ability to publish --Possess a strong background in plant-herbivore interactions, population dynamics, evolutionary ecology, and statistics --Demonstrated potential for collaborating on other Pinyon Ecology Research Group projects (http://www.pinyon.bio.nau.edu) --Experience using ArcGIS. Desired Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: --High motivation to perform self-directed research in the laboratory and field --Ability to work collaboratively with a research team --Demonstrated ability in presentation of research results --Demonstrated proficiency in computer applications, including word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation software --Ability to produce databases, reports, and manuscripts. General Information: --Researcher will work on a project supported by the National Science Foundation --This position is subject to funding. The position starts July 1st, 2002, is guaranteed to last 1.5 years, and there is a possibility of extension. Annual Salary: $30,000 to $34,000 depending on experience; benefit eligible. Please send a CV, names of three references, a statement of research interests, and completed application form to NAU Human Resources Department, PO Box 4113 Flagstaff, AZ 86011-4113. Application forms are available at http://jan.ucc.nau.edu/~hr/Home/Forms/. All application materials must be received by March 4th, at 5:00pm. Posted: 2/5/02.
Forest Entomology/Ecophysiology/Host-Plant Interactions: A position for a Post-Doctoral Research Associate is open in the School of Forestry at Northern Arizona University (NAU). The researcher will work with Dr. Michael Wagner (Forest Entomology) and Dr. Tom Kolb (Forest Ecophysiology) on a project supported by the USDA Forest Service. The overall objective of the project is to assess the effects of various stand level forest treatments including thinning, prescribed burning, and forest restoration treatments on damaging insects, tree growth and physiology, and tree resistance to insects. The work will require field assessment of pine bark beetle and defoliating insect populations and forced bioassays for bark beetles. The tree physiology work will include periodic measurements of tree water, carbon and nutrient relations, and tree growth. The researcher will be expected to collect and analyze data collected, prepare oral and written reports and manage the field sites with a high degree of autonomy. Funding is anticipated for 1-2 years. Minimum Qualifications: Nearly completed Ph.D. in forest entomology, entomology, plant-insect interactions, or a related area of study; research experience with forest insects and field forestry; high motivation to perform self-directed research in the laboratory and field; ability to work collaboratively with a research team; demonstrated ability in oral and written presentation of research results. Desired Qualifications: Completed Ph.D. in forest entomology, entomology, plant-insect interactions, or a related area of study; research experience with forest insects and field forestry experience; research experience with forest insects in pine forests; experience with insect populations assessment; research experience with insect bioassay experiments; research experience with insect surveys in conifer forests. Knowledge Skills and Abilities: Ability to use modern computers, including word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation software; ability to produce databases, reports, and manuscripts; ability to travel and work unusual hours; ability to work with people from a variety of culturally diverse backgrounds. Salary: $30,000 per year; includes medical, dental, and retirement benefits. Application: This is a pre- notification for an expected position. An NAU job application will be required for this position. Application information will be available at http://www.nau.edu/~hr/jobs/index.html beginning in about mid-December 2001. Please send an email to Dr. Wagner below to receive the formal job announcement when it is released. If you have any questions about the position, please contact: Michael R. Wagner, School of Forestry, Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZ 86011-5018. Ph: 928-523-6646, Email: Mike.Wagner@nau.edu. Posted: 11/30/01.
Research Entomologist/Ecologist: This position is located at the USDA-ARS Beneficial Insects Introduction Research Lab, Newark, Delaware. The major duties and responsibilities include: (1) development of a scientific framework for rapidly assessing population biology of invaders and predicting their spatial distribution (this framework includes cost-benefit analysis of eradication techniques); (2) design and conduct experiments (i.e. dispersal, reproduction and mortality) to facilitate development of the scientific framework; (3) analysis of spatial dynamics of insect populations; and (4) habitat assessment (using GIS) for simulation studies. This position targets the Asian Longhorned Beetle, a recent non-indigenous invasive species, and current emphasis is associated with development of methods that will optimize the eradication effort, as well as form the basis for a management program should eradication fail. Recent Ph.D. Entomology, Ecology or a related biological sciences is required. (Candidates who receive their Ph.D in 2002 are encouraged to apply.) Special Requirements: Advanced knowledge of insects and ecology, Broad knowledge of statistics and computer programming, Ability to develop and calibrate models, written in C++ or other appropriate languages, Ability to use SAS and/or other appropriate statistical packages, Ability to use GIS programs (e.g. ArcView) in assessment of habitat for simulation studies, Knowledge of quantified recruitment, mortality, dispersal, and host-tree suitability, Salary Range: $46,732 - $56,009, plus benefits. For further information, see http://www.afm.ars.usda.gov/divisions/hrd/hrdhomepage/vacancy/02010.htm. Posted: 1/28.02.
Insect Invasion Ecology: A two-year Post-Doctoral position is available to examine the invasion and effects of Argentine ants in New Zealand. The position is based within the School of Biological Sciences at Victoria University of Wellington. Further information and methods of application can be found at http://www.vuw.ac.nz/~lesterph/ Research in this position will have applied and theoretical themes. We aim to assess the potential threat of Argentine ants to New Zealand biodiversity. This arrival of this species also allows theoretical questions in invasion ecology to be examined. Several required and desired attributes are sought in the candidates. Required attributes include a PhD in a relevant discipline, evidence of the candidate's potential to write articles for scientific journals, and a good knowledge of statistical procedures and the application of these analyses to ecological data. Desired attributes in a candidate are experience with research in ant populations, an ability to work well in a team environment, and experience with invasive species ecology. Knowledge of Geographic Information Systems, or a desire to learn these tools, would be useful. The position pays NZ$47,125 and the likely starting date for the successful candidate is February 4, 2002. Screening will begin on October 15, 2001, but applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Posted: 8/29/01.
Insect Ecology and Biological Control: A postdoctoral position is available for a highly motivated individual to explore the importance of size and host deprivation on the establishment of introduced parasitoids in classical biological control. The study system is Mastrus ridibundus (Hym.: Ichneumonidae), a gregarious ectoparasitoid that has been imported from Central Asia and is currently being field released for biological control of the codling moth in Californian fruit and nut orchards. The two-year project is funded by a USDA-NRI grant and will involve lab studies of the influence of size and ovarian dynamics on the behavior and performance of the parasitoid, and field studies of parasitoid fitness and establishment success. This parasitoid is easily reared in the insectary and is a promising candidate for biological control of codling moth in the western region of the U.S. The project provides an ideal opportunity to conduct studies that will make important contributions to insect ecology as well as facilitating the management of codling moth populations throughout the region. The position is available from October 2001 ($30,888-33,696/year + benefits). To receive more information contact Nick Mills, Insect Biology and Center for Biological Control, University of California, Berkeley (email@example.com; 510-642-1711). To apply, please submit a curriculum vitae, a short description of research interests and experience, relevant publications, and arrange to have three letters of recommendation sent to Dr. Nick Mills, Insect Biology, Wellman Hall, University of California, Berkeley CA 94720-3112 by August 24, 2001. The position will remain open until an appropriate candidate is found. Posted: 7/30/01.
Orchard IPM: A postdoctoral position is available for a highly motivated individual to explore the importance of landscape effects on the abundance and natural control of orchard leafrollers, and the demography of sublethal effects of pesticides on natural enemies. This study forms part of a regional research program funded by USDA-IFAFS to extend the benefits of pheromone-based pest management in western orchards. The leafroller component, based on the obliquebanded leafroller in pear orchards, will include field-based life table studies of leafroller populations, and spatial analysis (GIS) of patterns of abundance of leafrollers and natural enemies in relation to landscape characteristics. The sublethal demography component will examine the influence of novel pesticides on the demography of Chrysoperla carnea (Chrysopidae) and Mastrus ridibundus (Ichneumonidae), as model natural enemies, through use of life table response experiments and matrix models. The project provides an ideal opportunity to conduct studies that will make important contributions to insect ecology as well as facilitating the management of orchard pests throughout the region. The position is available from October 2001 ($30,888-33,696/year + benefits), for 1 year initially with extension for up to 3 years. To receive more information contact Nick Mills, Insect Biology and Center for Biological Control, University of California, Berkeley (firstname.lastname@example.org; 510-642-1711). To apply, please submit a curriculum vitae, a short description of research interests and experience, relevant publications, and arrange to have three letters of recommendation sent to Dr. Nick Mills, Insect Biology, Wellman Hall, University of California, Berkeley CA 94720-3112 by August 24, 2001. The position will remain open until an appropriate candidate is found. Posted: 7/30/01.
Butterfly Population Genetics and Ecology: The Zoological Institute, University of Copenhagen, Denmark will shortly be advertising for two research positions to work on the population genetics and ecology of Maculinea butterflies. The appointments will be made as part of the EU-funded MacMan network. The project will involve development and application of DNA markers to examine the population genetic structure of European Maculinea species, and examination of the ecology of Danish populations of Maculinea alcon. One appointment will be at the postdoctoral level, and the other will be at the PhD or postdoctoral level depending on the strengths of applicants. Successful candidates should be able to start by mid-May 2002 so as to fully exploit the 2002 field season. Formal advertisements will be distributed shortly, but anyone who may be interested in the positions is encouraged to contact Prof. Koos Boomsma (JJBoomsma@zi.ku.dk) or Dr. David Nash (DRNash@zi.ku.dk) Further details of the MacMan network can be found at: http://www.zi.ku.dk/eunet/macman Further details of research on Maculinea at Copenhagen can be found at: http://www.zi.ku.dk/personal/drnash/atta. Posted: 1/21/02.
Insect Ecology and Theoretical Ecology/Evolution: 2 Postdoctoral Positions. (1) Insect Ecology: A postdoctoral position is available for an insect ecologist to study the effects of predator diversity on the invasion of agricultural pests. The research will compare the successful biological control of pea aphids in alfalfa with the recent invasion of Aphis glycines on soybean in the upper Midwest. Pea aphids are attacked by a large number of predators in alfalfa, while A. glycines appears to have few predators in soybeans. Previous field experience with ecological studies of insects is required, and candidates with quantitative skills are appreciated. (2) Theory of Resistance Evolution: A postdoctoral position is available for a theoretical ecologist/evolutionary biologist to study the evolution of resistance of insect pests to genetically modified crops with insecticidal properties. The postdoc will participate with a team including an insect ecologist (David Andow), a sociologist (Fred Buttel), an economist (Terry Hurley), and a theoretical ecologist (Tony Ives). A strong background in mathematics is essential. Both positions are for 2 years, with the possibility of continued funding for additional time. The starting date is preferably before 1 March, 2002. All requirements for the PhD must be completed before the time of appointment. Please send CV, and the names and contact information for 3 references to: Tony Ives, Department of Zoology, University of Wisconsin - Madison, Madison, WI 53706. phone (608) 262-1519, fax (608) 265-6320, email@example.com. Posted: 7/25/01.
Host-Pathogen Coevolution in Amphibians: One year (with possibility of a second year) postdoctoral research appointment funded by NSF emphasizing collaborative research on population genetics of host-pathogen coevolution in amphibians. The research is highly integrative, involving over 20 investigators and opportunities for lab rotations. The successful candidate should have a strong background in molecular population genetics; some field experience and experience with amphibians and/ or host-pathogen biology is preferred. Applicants must have received a PhD in Biology or related area prior to appointment. Start date: approximately January 2002. Application deadline is October 1, 2001, with applications considered weekly thereafter until the position is filled; please send the following to Dr. Andrew Storfer, School of Biological Sciences, Washington State University, Pullman, WA 99164: 1) curriculum vitae, 2) names and contact information for three references, 3) reprints of publications, and 4) description of research interests. Contact prior to submitting an application is encouraged (E-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org; Phone: (509) 335-7922). Applications from two individuals wishing to share the position will be considered. Posted: 8/28/01.
Plant-Insect Interactions: I seek a highly motivated individual to explore the interaction between plant competition and herbivory in maintaining a plant resistance dimorphism. The plant is western jimsonweed, Datura wrightii, which produces either glandular or non-glandular trichomes. Trichome type is inherited as a Mendelian character with dominance. Although glandular trichomes confer resistance to some insects, this resistance is costly when plants are grown in the absence of herbivores and competitors. Because plants with glandular trichomes grow to a larger size than plants with non-glandular trichomes, they may be better competitors for light and space. The primary objective of this position, funded by the National Science Foundation, is to determine the symmetry of competition between plants with glandular and non-glandular trichomes, and how the outcome of such competition may be modulated by herbivory. The system is ideal to study the role of correlated variation in plant life history traits associated with herbivore resistance and the importance of genotype by environment interactions in maintaining plant defense polymorphisms in general. Additional information about the system can be found at http://www.faculty.ucr.edu/~harejd/ ). The position is available for one year starting June 15, 2002 with extension possible for an additional year. To receive more information, contact Dr. J. Daniel Hare, (email@example.com; 909-787-3858). To apply, please submit a curriculum vitae, a short description of research interests and experience relevant to this position, and arrange to have three letters of recommendation sent to Dr. Dr. J. Daniel Hare, Department of Entomology, and Evolution and Ecology GRU, University of California, Riverside, 92521 by May 15. The position will remain open until an appropriate candidate is found. Posted: 3/27/02.
Ecological Genetics/Plant-Herbivore Interactions: The successful candidate will study the genetic basis of quantitative variation in the production of individual leaf surface resin components within and among populations of the chaparral shrub, Mimulus aurantiacus. Primary objectives are to determine genetic basis for variation in the production of seven individual leaf resin components and the relationship between resin production and plant fitness. Research will address the costs and benefits of leaf resin components as plant protectants against herbivores and other environmental stresses over a range of environmental conditions. The system should be ideal to address key questions about the ecological significance and genetic basis of variation in allelochemical production within species in natural habitats. Candidates must have a Ph.D. before hiring, a strong background and recent research experience in plant ecological genetics and in the measurement of plant growth and fitness. Prior experience in the use of QTL analysis to address questions of ecological adaptation is preferred. A sincere interest in allelochemical analysis is also required, and prior experience in quantitative analysis by HPLC is desirable. The salary is approximately $31,000, and other benefits are provided. Research will be carried out in a completely new facility on the UC Riverside campus. The initial appointment will be for one year, and renewal is contingent upon satisfactory performance and availability of funds. Candidates should send a Curriculum Vitae including a statement of research interests relating to this project, reprints and manuscripts in press, and the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of three references to Dr. J. Daniel Hare, Department of Entomology, University of California, Riverside, CA 92521. Telephone: (909) 787-3858; FAX: (909) 787-3086; e-mail: Harejd@citrus.ucr.edu. Candidates are encouraged to contact me before submitting a full application. Additional information about my research can be found at http://www.faculty.ucr.edu/~harejd/. The position will remain open until an appropriate candidate is found. Posted: 11/14/01.
Ecological Genetics: The Department of Biology at the University of Louisiana has a two-year position beginning January 2002 for a postdoctoral research associate with experience in molecular genetics (preferably AFLP). The research is part of an NSF-funded project investigating the evolutionary and physiological ecology of salinity stress in native Iris hexagona populations. Ph.D. required in related field, salary is $26,000 per year. To apply, submit CV and a short narrative summary of your research experience to Dr. Susan Mopper (firstname.lastname@example.org, 337-482-6277). Mopper research: http://www.ucs.louisiana.edu/~sxm1886/ Biology Department: http://www.louisiana.edu/Departments/BIOL/ Susan Mopper, Department of Biology, 300 East Saint Mary Blvd., University of Louisiana, Lafayette, LA USA 70504. phone 337.482.6277, fax 337.482.5834. Posted: 9/4/01.
Evolutionary Ecology: The Department of Biology at The University of Memphis invites applications for an Evolutionary Ecologist who uses molecular techniques to address organismal-level questions in population, behavioral, or evolutionary ecology. Proficiency with molecular markers such as microsatellites, allozymes, and/or mtDNA is required. The successful candidate will be expected to teach one graduate-level course in molecular techniques during the fall semester and conduct research independently or in collaboration with resident faculty. Position begins 21 August 2002. This position will be readvertised next fall as a full-time tenure-track position at the assistant professor level with a starting date of 21 August 2003. Applicants should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, a concise description of research, evidence of ability to teach a molecular techniques course, and names, phone numbers and email addresses of at least three references to: Dr. Jerry O. Wolff, Department of Biology, The University of Memphis, Memphis, TN 38152. Contacts for more information: Phone (901) 678-2758, FAX (901) 678-4746, Email: email@example.com. or see our web page at http://www.people.memphis.edu/~biology/. Review of applications will begin March 20, 2002 and may continue until the position is filled. Posted: 3/4/02.
Plant Evolutionary Ecology: A 2-year post-doctoral position is available for an individual with strong research experience in plant evolutionary ecology (population ecology, physiological ecology,and/ or quantitative genetics). The primary responsibility will be to oversee an externally-funded series of greenhouse and field experiments investigating the relation of phenotypic plasticity to ecotypic differentiation for light habitat in two annual plant species. Desired attributes include relevant experimental experience, a strong statistical background, and a burning curiosity about response to environment and adaptation. Start date is negotiable but could be as early as May 2002. Starting salary is $28,500 plus full benefits. The Biology Department at Wesleyan is energetic, well-funded, and interactive. Most PI's run lab groups consisting of a post-doc and/ or technician, two or three grad students, and two or three undergraduates; all participate in departmental seminars and weekly discussion groups. My lab enjoys first-rate research facilities, including a fully-computerized greenhouse providing 53.6 sq m of bench space in three separately programmable compartments, and dual Conviron growth chambers. For further information please see the lab website at www.wesleyan.edu/bio/sultan. Kindly send curriculum vitae, brief description of research experience and skills (including statistical and instrumentation expertise), and contact information for three references directly to Sonia E. Sultan, Associate Professor, Department of Biology, Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT 06459-0170 USA. Phone: 860.685.3493, Fax: 860.685.3279. Revised: 1/31/02.
Evolutionary Ecology: A postdoctoral position is available with R. Ford Denison at UC Davis for laboratory and field research intended to explain the evolutionary persistence of mutualism between legumes and rhizobia. Each legume plant is typically infected by multiple strains of rhizobia, creating a Tragedy of the Commons in which strains that hoard more plant resources for their own reproduction (rather than using them for N2 fixation) might be expected to leave more descendents. Why, then, has this mutualism persisted for millions of years? We have some preliminary data (and mathematical models) suggesting that legume plants may control the supply of resources (including O2 ) to individual root nodules, preferentially favoring those that fix more N2. But this physiological response still needs to be confirmed and its consequences for rhizobial fitness need to be assessed. The symbiotic behavior of rhizobia may be determined by individual selection in some legume species and by kin selection in others (Am.Nat.156:567). Mixed nodules may be an additional complication. We are looking for a postdoc who is interested in the evolution of mutualism and who has at least some experience with microorganisms. Prior experience with PCR, flow cytometry, or construction of transgenic (e.g., GFP-labeled) bacteria would be a plus. Some combination of field and microcosm research, using both agricultural and native species, would probably be most appropriate. We have funding for at least 18 months at the current salary range of $25-30 K, and reasonable prospects of increased salary and a longer period. The successful applicant will also be encouraged to apply, in October, for an NSF Postdoctoral Fellowship in Microbial Biology. See http://agronomy.ucdavis.edu/denison/ for more information about the Denison lab. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or (530)752-9688. Posted: 8/1/01.
Plant Community Ecologist: A post-doctoral research associate position is open at the Ecological Restoration Institute, Northern Arizona University. Description: Plant community ecologist, working with a team of researchers studying ecological restoration of southwestern forest ecosystems. The ecologist will participate in existing and new research projects. Understory plant community ecology will be studied at experimental sites and over large landscapes and elevational gradients, in collaboration with other researchers studying fire ecology and forest dynamics. Extensive fieldwork will be carried out in remote and rugged terrain during the field season. The ecologist will assist other researchers and students in areas of his/her expertise. For the full position announcement, see http://www.nau.edu/~hr/jobs/postings/all/553495.htm. For more information, contact Peter Ful, email@example.com, tel (928) 523-1463. Posted: 1/30/02.
Plant Community Ecology: We are seeking three people with interest and experience in plant community ecology to participate in our wetland research program in the Florida Everglades. Primary emphasis will be on the effects of hydrologic variation on vegetation structure within the range of the endangered Cape Sable Seaside Sparrow. We expect to fill the following positions by October 2001: Post-doctoral Research Associate, Research Technician, and Graduate Research Assistant. Please send inquiries, resume and statement of interest to Dr. Michael Ross (firstname.lastname@example.org), Southeast Environmental Research Center, Florida International University, Miami, FL 33199. Posted: 7/30/01.
Limnology: We are recruiting postdoctoral researchers with expertise in aquatic sciences for a multidisciplinary study that combines ecosystem experiments, lake surveys, paleoecology, long-term monitoring and state-of-the-art environmental analyses to quantify how climate change will impact the structure, function and health of lakes of the northern Great Plains. First, surveys of lake chemistry, isotope composition and paleoecology will be used to provide the first direct measurement of how modern lake sensitivity to climate varies as a function of landscape position, lake hydrology and land-use practices. Next, long-term ecological research (LTER) in the Qu'Appelle Valley drainage basin will be used to measure the impacts of El Ni¤o and other climate systems on the structure and function of aquatic food webs, including food-chain length and carbon transportation. Finally, because climatic variability and global warming are expected to greatly reduce water availability in the drought-prone Prairies, an ecosystem experiment will be conducted to quantify to the impacts of lake-level decline on the structure, function and productivity of shallow freshwater lakes. By comparing experiments conducted in summer and winter, we will be able to distinguish for the first time how the seasonality of water shortage influences the response of shallow aquatic ecosystems. Together, these investigations will provide an essential step in understanding how future global warming and climatic variability will interact with human activities to regulate lakes of central North America. Appointments can begin on a number of dates (July, Sept, Jan, May) and normally last for two years, contingent on successful 6-month review. Candidates should hold a PhD in aquatic or environmental science (e.g., limnology, paleoecology, organic geochemistry or related field) and have relevant publication experience. Expertise in the ecology of lakes or stable isotope technology is a valuable asset. We are seeking self-motivated scientists who possess a complete skill-set and have a demonstrated ability to complete tasks on schedule. We particularly seek candidates with a demonstrated ability to write well, publish effectively and who enjoy a team environment. Commensurate with these requirements, we are offering a salary that is well above average for Canadian universities, namely CDN $36,000 + 14% benefits (includes health and dental coverage). Successful candidates will be part of the University of Regina's Limnology Laboratory, with a cross-appointment in the Environmental Quality Analysis Laboratory (EQAL). Laboratory facilities include state-of-the-art isotope ratio mass spectrometers, gas, liquid and ion chromatographs, elemental and carbon analyzers, profiling radiometers, and cold room facilities. To apply, send a recent CV, description of research accomplishments, relevant publications, and names and contact information for at least two knowledgeable referees. Include email addresses. You may send your application by email or fax, but also please send a complete copy by airmail. Applications received before 1 July 2002 will receive highest priority. For more information or to submit an application, contact: Dr. Peter Leavitt, Limnology Laboratory, Department of Biology, University of Regina, Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada, S4S 0A2. Tel. 01-306-585-4253; FAX 01-306-585-4894; Peter.Leavitt@uregina.ca. Posted: 4/29/02.
Stream Ecology: Positions for a postdoctoral fellow, a research technician, and PhD research assistantships available immediately to study the interaction between spatial patterns and ecological processes across a range of scales in natural riverine landscapes and in laboratory streams. The research will be conducted at the interface of stream and landscape ecology in addressing questions such as producer patch dynamics under different environmental constraints and spatial aspects of biofilm development. Desired qualifications: experience in freshwater ecology in natural and artificial environments, proficiency in algal taxonomy, and a strong statistical background. To apply send a summary of research interests and experience, CV, copies of up to four publications, and names, affiliations, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses of three references to Dr. Sophia Passy, Department of Biology, University of Texas at Arlington, Box 19498, Arlington, TX 76019-0498, USA; phone: (817) 272-2415, e-mail: email@example.com. Posted: 6/14/02.
Stream Ecology: Postdoctoral Fellow to participate in endowment-supported research program directed by David Hart. Current research focuses on one or more of the following areas: (1) direct and indirect effects of flow on benthic organisms; (2) behavioral ecology and habitat selection; (3) the role of dispersal in population and community dynamics; (4) restoration ecology (in conjunction with the Patrick Center's Institute for River Restoration). Desired attributes: excellent communication skills; quality publication record; knowledge of experimental design, statistical analysis, and ecology of freshwater benthic organisms; demonstrated conceptual and technical expertise appropriate to one of the four research areas; ability to work independently, in team settings, and to direct the work of others. Prefer candidates with research experience in freshwater or marine environments, but will also consider applications from candidates with relevant research experience in terrestrial systems. Competitive salary and benefits. Position is expected to begin between January and June, 2003, with a 2-yr. minimum commitment. Application review begins July 1, 2002, and continues until position is filled. For info about the Patrick Center, visit: http://www.acnatsci.org/research/pcer/. Send cover letter, statement of research interests, representative publications, CV, and names, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses of four references to: Aquatic Ecology Search, #852, c/o Shannon Lydick-Bundy, Office Manager, Patrick Center for Environmental Research, Academy of Natural Sciences, 1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 19103-1195. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Posted: 5/23/02.
Stream Ecology: The Office of Research and Development, National Exposure Research Laboratory located in Cincinnati, OH, seeks a qualified post-doctoral candidate to conduct research on the development of stream classification systems for shallow West Virginia streams. This project focuses on the development of classification for West Virginia streams which accounts for natural variability and increases the sensitivity of biological indicators to detect impairment. To improve the quality of aquatic ecosystems, States and Regions need to know if rivers and streams are impaired based on biological indicators. Indicators need to account for natural factors in order to detect anthropogenic disturbances. Current research in West Virginia wadeable streams provides an opportunity to examine the relationships among fish assemblages and various hydrological and geographical factors. This project will provide a process for accounting for these natural factors and determine which factors have the most impact on the fish assemblage thus providing States and Regions with a more effective tool for determining impairment of streams and rivers. Ph.D. in biology, ecology, or a related scientific discipline with strong quantitative skills applied to biological and ecological research. The filing deadline for these postdoctoral positions is May 10, 2002. If you are interested, please send the following: curriculum vitae, letter of recommendation from your senior research advisor or other comparable official, letter indicating your research focus, desired position(s), country of citizenship, and citizenship status (citizen or permanent resident). If you are claiming veterans' preference, please include form DD-214. Address applications to: Ms. Dorothy Carr, Attn: NERL Postdoctoral Program, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Human Resources Management Division (MD-C639-02), 4930 Old Page Road, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711. Other post-doctoral announcements are posted on the USEPA-NERL website: http://www.epa.gov/nerl/postdoc/postdoc.html#current For additional information, contact: Frank H. McCormick, email@example.com, 513 569 7097. Posted: 4/17/02.
Marine Ecologist: The Northwest Fisheries Science Center (http://www.nwfsc.noaa.gov/). Appointment will be made at the GS-12 level with salary commensurate with experience in the range of $55,839 to $72,588. U. S. citizenship is required. We seek an individual working in any area of ecology, to complement the existing strengths in fisheries biology of the Northwest Fisheries Science Center. We are specifically interested in candidates who will address one or more of the following topics: (1) interactions of a exploited fish populations with predators, competitors, and prey; (2) effects of fishing on fish habitat; (3) interactions between fishes and their habitat; (4) Marine Protected Areas as a fisheries conservation and management tool. Additionally, the incumbent will serve as a technical liaison and provide outreach to fishery managers and constituents on the topic of marine protected areas and/or ecosystem-based management, and is expected to publish research in peer-reviewed literature. A Ph.D. or equivalent degree, postdoctoral research experience, demonstrated expertise and research productivity are desired. Applicants must address and meet specific placement factors and specialized experience as defined in the official vacancy announcement W.NMF.NWC.020291.JC . To apply for this position, go to the Department of Commerce Opportunities On-Line (COOL) web site at www.jobs.doc.gov. Closing date is May 3, 2002. For more information contact Phillip Levin, firstname.lastname@example.org. Posted: 4/3/02.
Stream Ecology/Ocean Climate Change: (2 positions) We are offering two National Research Council sponsored post-doctoral research fellowships at the Northwest Fisheries Science Center (http://www.nwfsc.noaa.gov/) in Seattle.
STREAM ECOLOGY: The position is to study nutrient dynamics in streams of the Salmon River Basin as part of a larger project designed to test the effect of different nutrient enrichment strategies on and stream food webs, emphasizing salmon. Generally, we are looking for an individual to examine the cycling of nutrients in stream (surface and sub-surface) and riparian ecosystems as a part of this project. Qualifications include a Ph.D. with demonstrated experience in hydrology, biogeochemistry, ecology, experimental design, field methods, and statistical analysis. Support is initially for one-year but may be renewed depending on funding. Fieldwork will take place in the Salmon River basin, Idaho with laboratory and office facilities at the Northwest Fisheries Science Center in Seattle, WA or the Mukilteo field station. For more information, please contact Peter.Kiffney@noaa.gov (206-860-5611) or Beth.Sanderson@noaa.gov (206-860-3410).
OCEAN CLIMATE CHANGE AND FISH POPULATION BIOLOGY: The postdoctoral position is to study the role of variation in ocean climate in the decline and recovery of threatened and endangered fish. While the impact of short and long-term climate cycles for fisheries is generally recognized, the marine survival of anadromous and ocean fish species has received less attention. Although a wide range of research topics might be appropriate, we are particularly interested in proposals that address 1) how existing climate models can improve our understanding of the significance of the marine environment for the status of a number of North Pacific fish species 2) the linkages between the extent and frequency of climate cycles and potential impacts on fish stocks in the North Pacific, 3) how these impacts interact with fish density (i.e., marine density dependence), and 4) the possibility that changes in North Pacific ocean condition may mask continuing declines in salmon or marine fish stocks. For more information on the project, position, and application process, please contact or Beth.Sanderson@noaa.gov (206-860-3410) or Chris.Jordan@noaa.gov ( 206-860-3423). The postdoctoral positions are part of the National Research Council Research Associateship program; salary is $36,000 U.S. per year. Requirements for this NRC program are that you must have received a PhD, ScD, or MD degree (or foreign equivalent) within the last five years, or you must be able to present evidence of having completed all formal requirements for the degree before tenure begins. U.S. citizenship is not required. Application for the position will involve submission of a research proposal to the National Research Council Research Associateship Program (Application deadline is January 15, see more information at: http://www4.nationalacademies.org/pga/rap.nsf). Awards will be announced in March or April 2001, and tenure could begin soon thereafter. Posted: 12/3/01.
Microzooplankton Ecology: A 20 month position is available, to begin Jan. 1, 2002 at the Station Zoologique, Villefranche-Sur-Mer, France. Funded through a European Community project (Nutrient Dynamics Mediated through Turbulence and Plankton Interactions), the postdoctoral research will focus on the effects of turbulence on feeding & growth in planktonic ciliates. Experience in culture techniques is desirable. Ability to speak French is not required. Information concerning the project as well as the laboratory in Villefranche can be found at http://www.icm.csic.es/bio/projects/ntap/ and at http://www.obs-vlfr.fr/. To apply or for further information please contact John Dolan, email@example.com, tel. +33 4 93 76 38 22, fax +33 4 93 76 38 34. Posted: 10/26/01.
Coral Reef Ecology: This is a 2 year research appointment in the Cooperative Institute for Marine and Atmospheric Studies (CIMAS) of the University of Miami. Specific responsibilities involve directing and performing ongoing research on herbivory and/or coral population dynamics processes on coral reefs, including analysis and interpretation of existing monitoring data and developing long term monitoring protocols. The research will involve collaboration with the scientists at the Rosenstiel School for Marine and Atmospheric Science (RSMAS) and the NOAA-Fisheries Southeast Fisheries Science Center (SEFSC). A high degree of originality is expected to develop and apply original methods to attack problems in benthic ecology of interest to habitat management. Incumbent must analyze and synthesize complex data and information. The incumbent will work with scientists to develop guidelines for the research approach. The incumbent must have extensive academic training and field experience in marine and habitat sciences and technical knowledge regarding the environmental factors regulating organisms on coral reefs. In addition they must utilize information and methodologies from other disciplines including oceanography and statistics. The incumbent must be able to carefully explain and document interpretive results before the scientific community from many countries and also expected to maintain an active affiliation with scientific bodies, universities, and the private sector. He/she may be called upon to serve as a member of a larger team. The incumbent must be experienced in the use of computers and computer programming for the manipulation, numerical analysis, and graphical display of large data sets. This interaction may lead to the advancement of knowledge and be documented by scientific publications. The work associated with this position is about evenly divided between that performed in an office environment and in the field. Extensive offshore fieldwork will require lifting (less than 100 lbs) walking, standing, bending, sitting, and swimming. In addition, the incumbent will be required to be a certified SCUBA diver working with underwater photography, and may also participate in underwater surveys of various types. Other than these requirements, no special physical demands are needed to perform the work. The incumbent must have a PhD in an appropriate area of marine ecology and direct experience in the benthic ecology of southern Florida or the Caribbean. The incumbent will be required to be an authorized SCUBA diver and have experience using small boats. Preference will be given to individuals who have demonstrated direct experience in coral reef ecology, benthic processes, and experience with field project management. Applicants should: (1) submit a resume and statement of research interests; and (2) have at least three letters of recommendation to: Dr. Joseph M. Prospero, Director, University of Miami, Cooperative Institute for Marine and Atmospheric Studies, 4600 Rickenbacker Causeway, Miami, FL 33149. Applications will be accepted until August 1, 2001. Posted: 7/13/01.
Wetland Geomorphology or Succession: The Ecosystems Center of the Marine Biological Laboratory (http://ecosystems.mbl.edu) has a postdoctoral scientist position available to study the response of intertidal marshes to sea level rise and watershed perturbations. We are interested in developing scale invariant geomorphic indices of estuarine wetlands and channel networks that are correlated with rates of wetland accretion or erosion. We want to determine how to "scale up" from plot-level marker horizon and sediment elevation table (SET) measures of marsh elevation change. Is there a relation between the elevational stability of coastal wetlands and the geomorphic pattern or fractal signature of wetland drainage networks? We seek an individual with a background in image analysis, GIS, drainage network geomorphology, coastal geology or wetland ecology. This position will involve interaction with geographers, ecologists and biogeochemists at the University of South Carolina, Mt. Holyoke College and Clark University. Send cover letter with position desired, curriculum vitae, statement of research interests and names and addresses of references to: Marine Biological Laboratory, Attn: Human Resources, 7 MBL Street, Woods Hole, MA 02543 reference: [PDS-PIEWETL]. The position will be filled as soon as a qualified person accepts an offer. Posted: 11/29/01.
Wetland Landscape Ecology: A postdoctoral position is available at the University of Florida for research on the distribution and dynamics of wetland species at the landscape scale. Research will be conducted in central Florida on a landscape comprised of hundreds of wetlands imbedded in an upland xeric matrix. The round-tailed muskrat (Neofiber alleni), a potentially threatened endemic of Florida and south Georgia, and wading birds are among the focal species for this project. Research will include extensive fieldwork. Candidates with interest in landscape connectivity, metapopulations, and habitat modeling in a spatial context are especially encouraged to apply. Experience with GIS and image processing desirable. GIS databases are available for the site. Research approaches and questions will be refined considering the special expertise and interests of the postdoctoral researcher. This two-year position is available immediately, but the position could be held open until summer 2002 for the appropriate candidate. Screening will begin 15 March 2002, and continue until a suitable applicant is found. Applicants should send: 1) a letter of application describing how their training, expertise, and experience qualify them to fulfill the position, 2) a curriculum vitae, 3) a statement of research interests and goals, 4) transcripts (unofficial or official), and 5) names, addresses, and telephone numbers of 3 references to: Lyn Branch, Department of Wildlife Ecology and Conservation, P.O. Box 110340, 110 Newins-Ziegler Hall, University of Florida, FL 32611; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, telephone: 352-846-0564. Posted: 11/13/01, revised: 2/27/02.
Coastal Wetland Indicators: A postdoctoral position is available as part of an EPA-supported Atlantic Coast Environmental Indicators Consortium (ACE INC) conducting studies aimed at developing indicators of environmental condition based on the responses of photopigments and spectra of reflected light. The successful candidate will also have the opportunity to participate in comparative studies with other components of ACE INC in the Chesapeake Bay, Pamlico Sound and Plum Island Sound, MA. We are particularly interested in applicants that have interest and experience in salt marsh ecology, field work, computational analysis, and analytical techniques (particularly HPLC). The position offers excellent opportunities for developing novel research applicable to establishing indices of wetland condition in the face of human and natural perturbations. The position will be based at the University of South Carolina in Columbia with primary field sites in salt marshes in North Inlet, SC and Plum Island, MA. Interested individuals should contact Dr. James Morris (www.biol.sc.edu/~morris) via E mail (email@example.com) or phone (803) 777 3948. Posted: 10/4/01.
Wetland Ecology and Assessment: A postdoctoral position is open for a highly motivated aquatic ecologist interested in wetland assessment. The objectives of this 2-year project are to work with the U. S. Environmental Protection Agency and to develop assessment protocols for wetlands. The project offers the opportunity to develop predictive models of wetland response to human disturbance and to test these models using historic and new data. The postdoctoral associate will assist the project director in all phases of the planned research but will also have opportunity to develop independent lines of research associated with project goals. Major responsibilities will include assisting the project director in sampling design and site selection; supervision of field crews; statistical analysis of data; and preparation of research reports. Applicants must have a PhD in aquatic ecology (or similar discipline) and experience conducting field research in aquatic ecosystems. Additional qualifications include knowledge of the taxonomy, habitats, and sampling of aquatic biota; wetlands; ecological assessment; statistical procedures and analyses (especially multivariate techniques); database management; and excellent technical writing skills. Applicants should submit a cover letter describing their interest in and qualifications for the position, curriculum vitae including all academic experience plus employment during the past 5 years, and names of 3 professional references with their e-mail addresses and phone number. Send applications to Dr. R. Jan Stevenson, Department of Zoology, 203 Natural Science Building, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan 48824-1115. Address questions to firstname.lastname@example.org. Review of applications will begin October 29, 2001 and will continue until the position is filled. We anticipate filling the position as soon as possible. Posted: 10/4/01.
Wetland Ecology: Johnson Controls Inc. has an opening for a full-time Research Scientist I to perform contract work at the National Wetlands Research Center in Lafayette, Louisiana. Qualified individuals must have at least an M.S. (Ph.D. preferred) in a discipline related to botany, wetland ecology, or biology. Knowledge of and experience conducting field work, greenhouse experiments, and laboratory analyses is essential. The selected candidate will be assisting the Task Order Manager, Dr. Karen McKee, with two projects-a study of salt marsh dieback and a study of plant root dynamics in wetlands: - The first study will involve a series of greenhouse experiments to determine tolerance limits of salt marsh species to various environmental stresses and to simulate dieback in mesocosms. - The second study will involve the development and application of techniques to quantify root production, root turnover, root morphology, and root physiology in response to various environmental conditions. - The candidate will be expected to work independently to set up and conduct experiments, to collect and analyze data, to write reports and manuscripts for publication in a timely fashion. Johnson Controls offers an excellent benefits package including healthcare, dental, vision, 401(k), and other employee selected options. To apply, send CV by mail, fax, or e-mail to: Mark D. Hilton, NWRC Program Manager, Johnson Controls Inc., USGS National Wetlands Research Center, 700 Cajundome Blvd., Lafayette, LA 70506. (337)266-8565 or (337)266-8829, (337)266-8595 FAX, email@example.com. Posted: 7/13/01.
Aquatic Ecologist Two aquatic ecologist positions are available at the USGS Leetown Science Center in Kearneysville, WV, 70 miles west of Washington, DC. We seek applicants with advanced, broad skills in conservation biology and/or stable isotope analysis to complement the Center's aquatic ecology research program and capabilities. These positions are advertised as follows: (1) Ecologist (Research), GS-0408-12/15; Announcement Number ER-02-911; Full text of the vacancy is at: http://jsearch.usajobs.opm.gov/summary.asp?OPMControl=TR2481. (2) Ecologist (Research), GS-0408-13/15 Announcement Number ER-02-912 Located in Leetown, WV Full text of the vacancy is at: http://jsearch.usajobs.opm.gov/summary.asp?OPMControl=TR2485. Positions are open to non-Federal and Federal candidates. Applicants must be U.S. citizens. Both announcements close on: Jul 17, 2002. Further information about the positions may be obtained by contacting: Edward C. Pendleton, Ph.D., USGS Leetown Science Center, Aquatic Ecology Laboratory, 11700 Leetown Rd, Kearneysville, WV 25430. W 304-724-4461, F 304-724-4465, firstname.lastname@example.org. Posted: 6/24/02.
Aquatic Ecologist and Fishery Biologist: The Grand Canyon Monitoring & Research Center in Flagstaff, AZ has two Post-Doctoral Position (24-Months) available. Full-time salary - $48,500 annually (both positions). (1) Research Aquatic Ecologist with special emphasis on energy dynamics of river ecosystems, with emphasis on carbon and nutrient budgets. This position is anticipated to last up to 24 months and start on or after July 1, 2002. The project consists of conducting research and coordinating data collection on the organic carbon budget of the Colorado River ecosystem (primarily the mainstem Colorado River) between Glen Canyon Dam and Upper Lake Mead, Arizona. The research is intended to support ongoing research on ecosystem trophic dynamics that includes interactions between the riparian and river systems, fish populations, population dynamics, species interactions and bioenergetics. (2) Research Fishery Biologist with special emphasis population dynamics of riverine fishes, especially rare and endangered species. This position is anticipated to last up to 24 months and start on or after July 1, 2002. The project consists of conducting research and coordinating database management on the fisheries biology program within the Colorado River ecosystem between Glen Canyon Dam and Upper Lake Mead, Arizona. The research is intended to support ongoing research of the ecosystem's fish populations, their population dynamics, species interactions and bioenergetics. Estimating status and trends of fish populations in the Colorado River Ecosystem (CRE) is part of Grand Canyon Monitoring and Research Center's (GCMRC) adaptive management science program. For additional information on both positions, visit the GCMRC web page at www.gcmrc.gov and contact Steven P. Gloss, Program Manager-Biological Resources, Grand Canyon Monitoring & Research Center, U.S. Geological Survey, 2255 N. Gemini Drive, Rm 340, Flagstaff, AZ 86001 USA. 928-556-7069 (direct), 928-556-7094 (office), 928-556-7092 (fax). Posted: 6/3/02.
Aquatic Ecology: The Netherlands Institute of Ecology (NIOO-KNAW) is a research institute of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences. It focuses on fundamental, strategic research into individual organisms, populations, ecological communities and ecosystems. The Centre for Limnology (CL) in Nieuwersluis focuses its research on freshwater ecology. At the Plant Animal Interactions department there is currently a vacancy for the position of: Researcher (vacancy PDI-020028) For the analysis of European environmental legislation and policy, and the development of integrated policy guidelines aimed at building a coherent European legislation of mining activities. The research is part of EC 5th Framework Project ERMITE (Environmental Regulation of Mine Waters in theEU). The researcher will carry out a critical analysis of the ecological concepts used in the European environmental legislation (e.g. Water Framework Directive, Habitats Directive), and the degree in which these are or could be integrated in the environmental management of the mining sector (e.g. by regulators, industry, public health authorities and regional funds administrators). He/she will liase to other partners that are carrying out a survey of the existing legislation on mining activities (IPTS, Seville, Spain) and a review of the concept of environmental liability and its potential applications to the regulation of mining activities (University of Exeter, UK), with the purpose of developing a common analysis of their data and producing a set of integrated guidelines. Function-requirements: Experience, preferably a PhD degree, in a field related to environmental sciences, with sound knowledge of aquatic ecology and experience in its application to policy analysis and/or water resources management. Case studies in Spain and the UK will be considered in the analysis, hence good knowledge of Spanish and English will be a significant advantage. Salary: maximum E 3847 gross per month, depending on working experience (scale 11 CAO-OI). Period: 14 to 18 months. Working premises: Nieuwersluis. Information: Dr. L. Santamar¡a, phone 0294-239358, e-mail: email@example.com. General information about NIOO-KNAW can be found at http://www.nioo.knaw.nl. General information about ERMITE can be found at http://www.minewater.net/ermite. Applications: Send your written application with attached curriculum vitae to prof. dr H.J. Laanbroek, NIOO-KNAW, Postbus 1299, 3600 BG Maarssen, stating clearly that it refers to application number PDI-020028. Review of completed applications will begin March 29, 2002, and will continue until the position is filled. Posted: 2/27/02.
Aquatic Ecology: Macroinvertebrates and Fishes as Environmental Indicators in the Great Lakes Coastal Zone. University of Windsor. A postdoctoral position is available for a field-oriented population or community ecologist to participate in a collaborative 4-year project. The goal of the Great Lakes Environmental Indicators (GLEI) study is to evaluate and integrate indicators across multiple spatial scales. Complete project information is available at http://glei.nrri.umn.edu. We are using a multi-tiered sampling and modeling strategy, integrating data collected at regional scales via satellite imagery, local scales via aerial photographs, and site scales via field sampling to identify indicators at each scale that reflect critical ecosystem process or state variables. Responsibilities: The successful candidate with work with the team of principal investigators to compile existing datasets, coordinate and integrate new data, and develop indicators of environmental conditions applicable across the Great Lakes basin. In summer, responsibilities will include coordinating and/or leading field sampling teams. Qualifications: Doctorate degree with specialization in aquatic ecology, limnology, fisheries research, and/or invertebrate biology/aquatic entomology. Strong field skills, an ability to work well in a cooperative environment, and experience with operating powered boats on open water are essential. Excellent written and spoken (English) communication skills also are essential. Candidate must be willing and able to travel in the US for up to two weeks at a time. Interests in quantitative ecological approaches to hypothesis testing, and/or experience with data base management are especially desirable. Location: Position will be based at the University of Windsor, Ontario. Summer field work will entail synoptic surveys of multiple shoreline and nearshore reaches across the US Great Lakes. Term: One year minimum, renewable. Salary: Currently $30,000/yr. Candidates are strongly encouraged to apply also to the University of Windsor GLIER Postdoctoral Fellowship program. The Great Lakes Institute for Environmental Research (http://www.uwindsor.ca/glier) supports up to five Postdoctoral Fellowship positions, tenable for one year, renewable for a second year. First priority for GLIER PDFs will be given to applications received by 1 October 2001. Contact: Send a statement of research interests, current curriculum vitae documenting appropriate knowledge, skills, and experience, and the names, telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses of 3 individuals who can substantiate work experience and skills, to: Dr. Jan J.H. Ciborowski, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Windsor, Windsor Ontario, Canada N9B 3P4, firstname.lastname@example.org. Posted: 9/19/01.
Stream Ecology: Department of Fishery and Wildlife Biology, Colorado State University. Responsibilities: Position available for a postdoctoral scientist to conduct a large-scale field experiment on effects of invading rainbow trout on stream and riparian food webs in northern Japan. See http://www.cnr.colostate.edu/~kurtf/kurtf.html for full description. Qualifications: An earned Ph.D. in aquatic/fisheries ecology, course work in advanced statistics (experimental design), 3 yr of experience in field research after B.S degree, and at least one refereed publication on aquatic/fisheries ecology. Willingness to live and work in a Japanese cultural setting for 3-4 months per year with one other English-speaking technician. Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience. Closing date: For full consideration, apply by 15 September 2001. Position open until filled. Starting date is 1 November 2001 to 15 January 2002. Application: E-mail (email@example.com) or fax letter of interest and resume with contact information for four references, and mail copies of transcripts and publications to: Dr. Kurt D. Fausch, Dept. of Fishery and Wildlife Biology, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO 80523, FAX: 970-491-5091. Posted: 7/19/01.
Quantitative Fisheries Ecologist/Population Modeler: Vermont Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, School of Natural Resources, University of Vermont. Project: The Batten Kill was historically the premier trout fishing river in the Northeast United States. However, in recent years there have been dramatic declines in brown trout and, to a lesser degree, brook trout populations in the Batten Kill. In this study, we will determine where the bottlenecks in recruitment to the fishery are occurring through using historical datasets. Understanding how individual growth and survival affects different life stages of trout has the potential to direct mitigative actions to the appropriate limiting resource(s), which will aid in restoration. To address large-scale effects (e.g., climate), data from the Batten Kill will be compared to those of two reference systems that have not suffered similar declines. The Postdoctoral Associate will coordinate work on data sets with Batten Kill Team members from the U.S. Forest Service and Vermont Department of Fish and Wildlife. He/she will work collaboratively with the principal investigator and the Batten Kill Team on all aspects of analysis, modeling, and interpretation. A PhD is required. Applicants should have a strong background in quantitative fisheries ecology and population modeling. Excellent writing and communication skills are essential. Ability to work collaboratively with researchers and managers is required. The position will be available in late summer or early fall 2002. Earlier or later start dates are negotiable. Salary is $30,000 plus benefits. Time period is one year with the potential for additional funding, if renewed. Applicants should send a CV, cover letter including research interests, academic/professional background, and the names and contact addresses of three references to: Dr. Donna L. Parrish, Vermont Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, U. S. Geological Survey, School of Natural Resources, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT 05405. Email: Donna.Parrish@uvm.edu Ph: 802-656-2693. Applications received by July 31, 2002 will be guaranteed consideration. If you have any questions, please make initial contact via email. Posted: 5/24/02, revised: 6/28/02.
Fisheries Biologist: Grand Valley State University is seeking a fisheries biologist for a Research Scientist at its Robert B. Annis Water Resources Institute. A Ph. D. scientist with demonstrated research capabilities, the potential to successfully design, conduct, and obtain extramural funding for research, publish findings in the peer-reviewed scientific literature, work in a collaborative, interdisciplinary environment, and have excellent written and verbal communication skills will fill the position. The successful candidate will have scientific expertise that complements the research of other investigators at the Institute. The selected candidate will have knowledge and expertise in fisheries biology. Experience in ecophysiology, toxicology and contaminants, molecular biology, and/or food web interactions is preferred. Knowledge of Great Lakes ecology would be a plus, although not required. This is a full-time, 12-month appointment. Joint appointment with Departments at Grand Valley State University, with teaching and advising responsibilities, is possible. Salary is commensurate with experience. Initial review of applications will begin May 1, 2002 and continue until the position is filled. Send inquiries/resumes to: Dr. Alan D. Steinman, Director, Annis Water Resources Institute, Grand Valley State University, Lake Michigan Center, 740 West Shoreline Drive, Muskegon MI 49441. (E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org). Further information about AWRI can be found at website: http://www.gvsu.edu/wri/. Posted: 9/10/01. Revised: 4/3/02.
Theoretical Ecology/Evolution: A two-year postdoctoral position (with some chance of extension beyond two years) is available at the University of Toronto to work with Drs. Peter Abrams, Troy Day, and Brian Shuter on problems related to adaptive changes in life histories and their interaction with food web dynamics. Salary is approximately $36,000-$38,000 Canadian per year. Starting date is flexible, but preferably by the end of September 2002. Applicants should send a C.V., a short description of research interests, and names and contact information for three potential referees. Applicants should also indicate the date they will be available to begin the position. Materials should be sent by May 1, 2002 to: Dr. Peter Abrams, Department of Zoology, University of Toronto, 25 Harbord St., Toronto, M5S 3G5, Canada (email email@example.com; fax 416-978-8532). Posted: 4/8/02.
Ecology/Evolution/Modeling of Fisheries: A two-year postdoctoral position is available in the Department of Zoology at the University of Toronto to work with a group of scientists who are applying life history theory to the management of recreational fisheries. The project will involve developing dynamic optimization models of energy acquisition, growth, and reproduction for several species of freshwater fish in Ontario, Canada. It will also involve incorporating these theoretical results into a broader, generalized food-web model for several focal fish species. The successful applicant will work in collaboration with a number of faculty members at the University of Toronto (Peter Abrams, Nicholas Collins, Troy Day, Donald Jackson and Locke Rowe) as well as researchers at the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources (Bryan Henderson, Nigel Lester, and Brian Shuter). Experience with ecological and life history modeling, including dynamic optimization methods, and computer programming and simulation modeling is an asset. Salary is competitive and is dependent upon experience. This project represents an opportunity to work on a complex problem with theoreticians, experimentalists and resource managers. Starting date is flexible but preferably between September 2001 and March 2002. Applicants should send a C.V., a short description of research interests, and names and contact information for three potential referees. Applicants should also indicate the date they will be available to begin the position. Materials should be sent to: Dr. Peter Abrams, Department of Zoology, University of Toronto, 25 Harbord St., Toronto, M5S 3G5, Canada (email firstname.lastname@example.org; fax 416-978-8532). Applications should be postmarked no later than August 15, 2001. Revised: 6/22/01.
Statistical Ecology/Riparian Forest Restoration: We are hiring a postdoctoral associate to assist in developing dynamic models linking hydrology, plant communities, and bird populations in restored riparian forests. Required qualifications include experience with likelihood methods for fitting models to data; general knowledge of computer programming; and a Ph.D. in a related field. The position is based at the University of Montana, with some travel to California, and involves collaboration with researchers at UC Santa Cruz, UC Berkeley, UC Davis, and CSU Chico. A full position description is posted on the web (http://www.forestry.umt.edu/Personnel/faculty/ecrone/). For more information, contact: Elizabeth Crone, Wildlife Biology Program, University of Montana, Missoula MT 59812 USA (email@example.com). Priority will be given to applicants who send a CV, statement of research interests, and names of three references by January 22, 2002. Posted: 12/5/01.
Theoretical Ecology: University of California, Santa Barbara. Applications are invited for a post-doctoral researcher to work on dynamic energy budget (DEB) models. The position is funded in part through a large, EPA-funded study of ecological indicators in wetlands, involving over 20 scientists at the Davis and Santa Barbara campuses of the University of California. The post-doc will work at Santa Barbara, supervised by Dr. Roger Nisbet. The research will include modeling the effects of contaminants on growth and reproduction of individual organisms, as well as applications of DEB theory to population and ecosystem dynamics. Applicants should possess a PhD in mathematical biology, theoretical ecology, or some related discipline, and have skills in dynamic modeling and statistics. The position is initially for 2 years. Applicants should submit a CV, a statement of research interests, and the names of three referees to firstname.lastname@example.org. Initial screening of applications will begin on 17 July 2002, but applications received after that date may be considered. Posted: 6/21/02.
Theoretical and Statistical Ecology: University of California, Santa Barbara. Applications are invited for a post-doctoral researcher to participate in a study of ecological indicators in wetlands. The research includes statistical analyses aimed at identifying robust measures of the ecological "health" of wetlands, and dynamic energy budget modeling that targets mechanisms responsible for observed ecological change. The research is part of a large, EPA-funded project involving over 20 scientists at UC Davis and UCSB. The post-doc will work at Santa Barbara with Roger Nisbet, Allan Stewart-Oaten, Bruce Kendall and Bill Murdoch. Applicants should possess a PhD in mathematical biology, theoretical ecology, biostatistics, or some related discipline, and have skills in both dynamic modeling and statistics. The position is initially for 2 years. Start date no later than 1 January 2002. Applicants should submit a CV, a statement of research interests, and the names and e-mail addresses of three referees to email@example.com. Initial screening of applications will begin on 30 July, but applications received after that date may be considered. Posted: 7/13/01.
Plant Conservation Genetics: Emory University is seeking a postdoctoral research associate to pursue research on the conservation genetics of threatened or endangered plant taxa in collaboration with the Atlanta Botanical Gardens. Research of the successful candidate will focus on the population biology of threatened or endangered plant groups in the southeastern United States. Fellowships include 3 years of support for research (~80% time), and a concurrent program in teaching development (~20% time) with lectures, workshops, and practice teaching at minority serving colleges. The successful candidate will be housed at Emory University's Biology Department and will have access to molecular resources, plant material, expertise and greenhouse facilities at both Emory University and the Atlanta Botanical Gardens. Teaching mentors may include faculty from Emory University in addition to Morehouse School of Medicine, Morehouse College, Morris Brown College, Clark-Atlanta University and Spelman College (all in Atlanta, Georgia). We seek a candidate with a Ph.D. in evolution/ecology/botany or related field, with a proven ability to apply modern molecular techniques in addressing plant evolutionary genetics and with evidence of research ability as indicated by scholarly publications. Preference will be given to candidates who can start on or around September 1, 2002. To apply, please submit a letter of interest, a research statement, CV, and contact information (including e-mail) for three references to Dr. Leslie Real, Biology Department, Emory University, Atlanta, GA 30322. Reviews will begin May 30 2002, and will continue until a suitable candidate is found. For further information contact Sonia Altizer (firstname.lastname@example.org), John Logsdon (email@example.com) or Leslie Real (firstname.lastname@example.org). Posted: 4/12/02.
Population Genetics: We seek an individual with experience in population genetics to collaborate in an on-going study of population structure and gene flow in the Florida Everglades. The primary duties of this individual will be data gathering and analysis of samples, and to write reports for the funding agency that require minimal modification to yield peer-reviewed papers. Experience with maximum likelihood estimation of migration rates from genetic data is desirable. We are currently running a network of parallelized PCs using Beerli's Migrate program on microsatellite and allozyme data to explore spatial patterns of dispersal across the Everglades ecosystem. We are using ABI 377 DNA sequencers available at the FIU DNA Core Facility to automate acquisition of microsatellite data. Additional research opportunities are to participate in ongoing studies of fish dispersal using mark-release-recapture and radio tracking, as appropriate for the study species. Minimum starting salary is $30,000/yr. The position is open now and start date is negotiable. Contact: Joel Trexler, Department of Biological Sciences, Florida International University, Miami, FL 33199 (305-348-1966; email@example.com). Visit our laboratory webpage at www.fiu.edu/~trexlerj. Posted: 5/6/02.
Animal Population Geneticist: The U.S. Geological Survey-Biological Resources Division is seeking applicants for the full-time temporary (at least one year) position of General Biologist to assist the Principal Investigator in the population genetics research of diamondback terrapins (Malaclemys terrapin) and spotted turtles (Clemmys guttata). Range-wide studies are being conducted to investigate patterns of genetic variation observed at a suite of existing polymorphic microsatellite DNA markers. Principal duties will include directing the collection of tissue samples, DNA extraction, PCR amplification of 16-22 loci, fragment analysis on an automated sequencer, and data summarization and reporting of the results to federal and state stake-holders. The successful applicant would also be encouraged to contribute to ongoing studies into the conservation genetics of Atlantic salmon, Atlantic sturgeon, brook trout, black bears, spotted salamanders, wood frogs, bog turtles, horseshoe crabs, and several unionid species. DNA-based laboratory experience, particularly fragment analysis, is a qualifying criterion for selection. Strong consideration will be given to applicants with a theoretical population genetics background. The position is to be located at the Leetown Science Center's Aquatic Ecology Laboratory, Kearneysville, WV. The position requires a minimum of a M.S. degree from an accredited college or university with a research emphasis on conservation genetics. This position will provide a productive environment for someone seeking post-doctoral experience. The salary, while somewhat negotiable, is about $35,000 plus benefits. Contact Dr. Tim King at the Leetown Science Center, 1700 Leetown Road, Kearneysville, WV 25430. Phone: (304) 724-8340 ext. 2142. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Posted: 4/9/02.
Molecular Conservation Ecologist: The Chicago Botanic Garden seeks a Molecular Conservation Ecologist for its Conservation Science Department. Duties include managing the genetics laboratory, carrying out contracts for genetic analysis of plants (50% time), and developing an applied, conservation-oriented research program (50% time). The successful candidate will work well independently and in collaboration with a wide range of academic and stewardship organizations. Requirements include a M.S. in botany, biology or a related field; Ph.D. preferred. Expertise in molecular techniques (including AFLPs, ISSRs and/or microsatellites), genetic data analysis, and conservation genetics required. Experience with plants desired. The position involves supervision of interns, students, and/or volunteers. Dissemination of research results through presentations and publications is expected. Salary commensurate with experience. For further information about the position contact Kayri Havens, tel (847) 835-8378, email email@example.com. To apply, send cover letter with statement of research interests, curriculum vitae, and contact information for three references to: Carol Chaney, Director of Human Resources, Chicago Botanic Garden, 1000 Lake Cook Road, Glencoe, IL 60022. Review of applications will begin July 22, 2002 and continue until a suitable candidate is found. Posted: 6/5/02.
Functional Genomics/Molecular Ecology: Postdoctoral and technician positions available immediately at Pennsylvania State University. Project uses chimeric receptor-like kinases (RLKs) and reporter constructs (e.g., GFP) in Arabidopsis to examine plant perception of and responses to natural and novel environmental stimuli including microbes, volatile chemicals, soil contaminants and insects. RLKs are one means by which plants perceive environmental stimuli. We will create plants with a large number of hybrid RLK proteins having their extracellular domains linked to intracellular kinases eliciting visible responses. Then these plants will be screened with a large array of potential stimuli (e.g., methyl jasmonate, methyl salicylate, insect salivary elicitors, pathogens, pathogen-derived elicitors, soil- and air-borne chemicals, etc.) to identify the stimuli to which each receptor responds, its sensitivity, and specificity. This project provides an opportunity to investigate the basis of plant perception and responses to the environment at a molecular level. Biochemical (e.g., glucosinolate, phenolic), ecological, and other responses can also be measured in these experiments. Please email CV, interests, and names of 3 references to Jack C. Schultz (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Ramesh Raina (email@example.com). Posted: 5/31/02.
Molecular Ecology and Population Genetics: At the Department of Biology, University of Antwerp, Belgium, we currently have a position available for a postdoctoral researcher in the field of molecular ecology and population genetics of small mammals. The research project: The question of what are the driving factors in population dynamics has been a central issue in ecology for many decades. We study this question in Mastomys natalensis, an eruptive African rat species for which we have a unique dataset collected in a long-term population ecological capture- recapture study in Tanzania. Capture data, however, are not very adequate to provide an insight in social and genetic processes. Since 1995, we keep tissue material (toe clippings) for each individual trapped in this study. At present, we have such tissue material for more than 10.000 individuals. Since we can combine molecular information with the trapping data, this material allows for an extraordinary combination of population dynamics, demography, molecular ecology and population genetics. Our project will use DNA microsatellites to focus on (1) temporal changes in variation and effective population size, (2) the distinction between immigration and local recruitment and (3) individual reproductive success. The postdoctoral fellow will work mainly on the latter issue but will be involved in the other parts as well depending on his/her own interest. We are looking for a post-doctoral researcher with experience in using molecular tools (DNA extraction, cloning and PCR-amplification of microsatellites, nucleotide sequencing) and an interest in population ecology. Knowledge of parentage assignment methods would be an advantage. Working language in the lab will be Dutch or English. The period of employment is 20 months, starting in February 2002 or soon thereafter, salary according to experience following standard conditions for postdoctoral researchers at the university. Requests for more information or expressions of interest (including a full c.v.) to Herwig Leirs (firstname.lastname@example.org) before January 31, 2002. Posted: 1/8/02.
Population Biology: The Center for Population Biology at the University of California, Davis invites applications for a Postdoctoral Fellowship in Population Biology, broadly defined to include ecology, systematics, population genetics, and evolution. The position is for two years, subject to review after one year, and can begin as early as 1 June 2002 with an annual salary of $28,000. Up to $1,500 in removal expenses, and $4,000 per annum in research support, will be available. The Fellow will be a fully participating member in the Center for Population Biology, and will be expected to have an independent research program that bridges the interests of two or more CPB laboratory groups. For more information about UCD programs in population biology, see our web page http://www.cpb.ucdavis.edu. Interested candidates should submit a curriculum vitae, three letters of reference, a short (1-2 page) description of research accomplishments, and a short (1-2 page) description of proposed research indicating potential faculty mentors to: CPB Fellow Search Committee, Center for Population Biology, University of California, One Shields Avenue, Davis, CA 95616-8755. Evaluation of applications will begin on February 15, 2002. Posted: 12/11/01.
Biodiversity: Project Description: Identifying areas rich in biological diversity, or areas with high extinction threats, are a critical step towards the conservation of biological resources. This research will: 1) evaluate traditional, geographic-based methods that use species range maps to perform biodiversity assessments, 2) evaluate alternative modeling approaches for predicting species distributions, e.g., spatial autologistic regression and density estimation, that use biological collection data (species point observations), 3) assess the impacts of prediction errors when species distribution models are used to assess biodiversity patterns (e.g., error propagation), and 4) create and disseminate software tools so that others can use and improve upon these methods. The individual will collaborate in the development of simulation experiments, analyses of results, and publications on an NSF-funded project. Requirements: Ph.D. in ecology, wildlife biology, geography, or a closely related field and a strong background in the following areas: landscape ecology and bio-geographic analyses, statistical analyses, spatial modeling, and computer/software applications, specifically ARCView/ARCInfo and related GIS tools, and a structured programming language such as C++ or Visual Basic. Familiarity with SAS is highly desired. Good verbal and written skills a must. Full time, 2-year position. Start date is as early as June 1 but no later than September 3, 2002. Salary is $36-39,000 plus health insurance. Application Process: Send letter of interest addressing expertise, requirements, and potential start date, detailed CV, and names, addresses, phone numbers, and email addresses of 3 references to: Dr. Kenneth Wilson, Department of Fishery & Wildlife Biology, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO 80523, or by email to email@example.com or by FAX at 970-491-5091. Applications must be received by May 6, 2002 for full consideration. For more info contact Dr. Kenneth Wilson at email address above (or at 970-491-7755), Dr. Darren Bender at firstname.lastname@example.org (or (403) 220-6398) or Dr. Curtis Flather at email@example.com (or at 970- 295-5910). Posted: 3/27/02.
Biodiversity Research Coordinator: Associate Coordinator of Research Coordinating Network. Postdoctoral position, years 1-5. This position has both coordinating and scientific duties. Coordinating duties will be to work closely with the Principle Coordinator (Shahid Naeem), act as liaison between network participants, attend all workshops [approximately one per year - Seattle 2002-2003, Missouri (2003), Thailand (2004), England (2006)], manage and build web resources and e-mail list serves, coordinate and contribute to conferences, syntheses, and publications. Assist in the preparation of annual reports. In addition, the Associate Coordinator will assist in securing additional funding for expanding the network through foundation grants. This individual will also coordinate external, anonymous review of BioMERGE for annual reports to NSF. Scientific duties will be the meta-analysis of functional and taxonomic data in cross-biome studies. For example, this individual will analyze how functional diversity maps with taxonomic diversity, develop or identify appropriate diversity indices for jointly representing taxonomic and functional diversity, and explore extrinsic correlates of both taxonomic and functional diversity. In close collaboration with the Principle Coordinator and Contributing Participants, a GIS data base of diversity will be prepared and employed in the scenario and solutions exercise of workshop IV (2006). The Associate Coordinator is expected to work at the level of co-author in the majority of BioMERGE publications. Salary: $30,000.00/year. Address: Department of Zoology, University of Washington, Seattle. More detail: http://faculty.washington.edu/naeems/ Contact: Shahid Naeem (206 616 2122 or firstname.lastname@example.org) Application: Please send e-mail application to Shahid Naeem (email@example.com) Include statement of interest, attach CV, and names and contacts of two or three references. Application review will begin 10 April 2002.
Biodiversity Research Program Specialist: The Smithsonian Institution/Monitoring and Assessment of Biodiversity Program (MAB) (http://www.si.edu/simab/) seeks qualified, self-motivated applicants for the position of Research Program Specialist. The successful applicant will assist the Program Manager to plan, coordinate and implement the scientific research components of the overall program. With the Research Manager and senior staff, the Research Program Specialist will assist in developing field projects involving a wide range of the scientific: a. Formulates, develops, and maintains scientific standards and research protocols for the MAB network of conservation research sites in different parts of the world. b. Plans research and monitoring of biodiversity at field sites. c. Conducts analyzes, interprets, and manages biodiversity research data. d. Writes and publishes with team members the original research findings in peer reviewed publications and reports. e. Engages in fund-raising opportunities. Will assist in implementing and managing the Biodiversity Monitoring Database (BioMon). a. Designs and implements biodiversity software development projects related to BioMon. Will work closely with other members of the program in national and international training courses, meetings, conferences and symposia as well as in the associated fund-raising activities. a. Serve as trainer of standard biodiversity monitoring and assessment methodologies. b. Assist in vegetation monitoring, and training of monitoring protocols used by the MAB Program nationally and internationally. c. Assist in coordination and provide scientific support to MAB's International Biodiversity Monitoring Network. Desired Skills/Experience * Preferably a Ph.D. in biology or ecology * Professional experience in the principles and practices of biodiversity assessment and monitoring. * Practical knowledge of technical aspects of biodiversity research and skills to facilitate the teaching of these concepts and methodologies. * International field research experience * Preferably a second language, either French or Spanish The successful applicant will work in the SI/MAB office in Washington, DC. International travel will be required. Will also be required to spend time at the training courses. The position will initially be filled as a one-year appointment with the possibility for extension. Applications need to include: 1. Curriculum Vitae 2. Cover letter, not to exceed two pages, including level of experience in: a. Ecological principles with regards biodiversity assessment and monitoring for conservation. b. Application of statistical and quantitative methods toward the design and analysis of ecological assessment and monitoring. c. Design and use of relational databases for spatial and temporal biological data. d. International capacity building and training. e. Communication, orally and in writing, for technical and non-technical audiences. 3. 2 letters of reference. Send your application to Dr. Alfonso Alonso, MAB Office of Human Resources, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Application Deadline: January 18, 2002. Posted: 12/26/01.
Functional Biodiversity: We are looking for a highly motivated person to join our inter-disciplinary research project on functional biodiversity, starting in spring 2002. The successful candidate will be responsible for determining taxonomic and functional plant diversity in experimental grassland ecosystems in Thuringia and quantifying ecophysiological and biogeochemical processes as a function of varying biodiversity. Candidates must have a Ph.D. in forest sciences, environmental sciences, biology, ecology, environmental chemistry or a related field. The candidates should be skilled in field and lab work and must be willing to work in an interdisciplinary context. Experiences in isotope work and sound working skills in the German and English language would be an advantage. Applications (including the names, phone numbers and E-Mail addresses of two referees) should be sent to: PD Dr. Nina Buchmann, Max-Planck-Institut fr Biogeochemie, Postfach 100164, 07701 Jena, Germany (email@example.com). Posted: 10/15/01.
Biodiversity Outreach Specialist: Union of Concerned Scientists, a nonprofit environmental group at the center of today's important policy debates, seeks Biodiversity Outreach Specialist to recruit and work with scientists, media, and policymakers on invasive species, forests, biodiversity, climate change. Requires sophisticated knowledge of outreach planning and implementation; four to five years' experience in environmental or science organization; master's degree or equivalent; working knowledge of biodiversity science and policy; and strong communication and computer skills. Training in environmental science and familiarity with invasive species preferred. Details at http://www.ucsusa.org. Position in Washington, DC, office; expected start by end of January. Review of applications begins December 10. Send letter, resume, names of three references to (no phone calls or visits, please): Global Environment Program, UCS, 1707 H Street, NW, Suite 600, Washington, DC, 20006 or to firstname.lastname@example.org. Posted: 11/15/01.
Scientific Network Manager: Fluxnet-Canada, headquartered at Universite Laval (a French language institution) in Quebec City, Canada, seeks a Network Manager. Fluxnet-Canada is a newly funded, national research network studying the influence of climate and disturbance on carbon cycling in forest and peatland ecosystems. The Network manager will report directly to the Board of Directors, work closely with the Scientific Program Leader and, with the help of an assistant, be required to: 1) develop, coordinate and monitor network scientific protocols, synthesis activities and the network experiment plan; 2) summarize and disseminate scientific results; 3) assure the efficient and proper administrative and fiscal management of the network; 4) assure efficient and proper communication between management, participants and stakeholders; 5) assist with communications activities (i.e. the quarterly newsletter), financial reports and progress reports for the network. Qualifications: Advanced degree in a field related to Fluxnet-Canada's science program. Pertinent experience in the management of large research programs. A working knowledge of French and English is required. Duration: One year, renewable for up to five years. Salary: $40,000 to $55,000 per year depending on experience, plus benefits. To Apply: Send cover letter, CV and references by e-mail to: Dr. Hank Margolis, Centre de Recherche en Biologie Forestire, Faculte de Foresterie et de Geomatique, Universite Laval, Qubec, QC, Canada, G1K 7P4. e-mail: Fluxnet.Canada@sbf.ulaval.ca. Deadline: June 14, 2002. Posted: 5/10/02
Associate Director, Cedar Point Biological Station: Coordinate and supervise all activities for the Cedar Point Biological Station. Manage the summer teaching program, facility maintenance, research projects, a large natural area, and supervise personnel. Master's in a biological field science required. PhD preferred. Ability to supervise operational activities and coordinate research/teaching programs required. Excellent interpersonal skills essential. Microcomputer experience preferred. Position resides at Cedar Point Biological Station near Ogallala, NE during the summer season and in Lincoln the remainder of the year. Review of resumes will begin July 8. Position will remain open until a suitable candidate is found. Excellent benefits including staff/dependent tuition remission. Submit cover letter, resume, curriculum vitae and the names of three references to Search Committee Chair, School of Biological Sciences, 348 Manter Hall, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE 68588-0118. Posted: 6/14/02.
Conservation and Environmental Sciences Program Coordinator: The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee seeks an experienced scholar with a multidisciplinary background in conservation of natural resources and/or environmental science to coordinate an interdepartmental undergraduate program. A PhD in natural sciences or MS with experience is required. The CES program serves approximately 80 majors with courses offered in the departments of biology, chemistry, geography, geology and other fields. This is a career-track Academic Staff position and the successful applicant will work together with the Director of the CES major. The position will involve approximately 40% teaching and the remaining 60% time allocated to academic advising, communications, career counseling, and internship placements. Teaching responsibilities will include an upper-level course in "Principles of Natural Resources Management" and another course in an area of expertise. For Further information about the program, see www.uwm.edu/Dept/CES. Applicants should submit their curriculum vitae, a statement of their approach to teaching in the field of conservation and environmental sciences, a summary of research interests, and the names, email and addresses of three references to: Chair, CES Search Committee, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, P.O. Box 413, Milwaukee, WI 53201. Applications must be received by July 20, 2002. Posted: 6/27/02.
Research Coordinator, North Inlet-Winyah Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve: Baruch Marine Field Laboratory, University of South Carolina, Georgetown, SC. We are seeking an individual with a Ph.D. degree who has training in biological, chemical, or physical sciences and research experience in coastal systems to perform the duties of the Research Coordinator (RC) and conduct an independent research program. RC responsibilities include: 1) Coordination of a long-term coastal monitoring program, including supervision of the Reserve's technical staff, 2) Analysis and interpretation of data and development of products for research and educational purposes, and 3) Participation in research, education, and administration programs at the local, state, and national (NERR system) levels. Advanced computer and data analysis skills and a demonstrated ability to present and publish results are necessary. Candidates with a commitment to field-based research, interests in long-term datasets, and the application of scientific information to management issues will be favored. Strong organizational and communication skills are essential. Additionally, the Baruch Marine Field Laboratory is currently the base of more than 60 research projects and it will be important for the RC to establish good working relationships with visiting students, campus-based faculty, and scientists from other institutions. The time commitment for RC-related duties is 60%, allowing time for independent research. The appointment will be on an annual basis for at least three years, contingent on performance and the availability of funds. Salary range is $40,000-44,000 plus benefits, depending on qualifications. This position also provides an opportunity for appointment as a Research Assistant Professor with the Belle W. Baruch Institute for Marine Biology and Coastal Research, University of South Carolina. Interested applicants should include a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and names and contact information for three potential references. We will begin reviewing applications on June 12. The successful candidate will be expected to start no later than October 1, 2002. Additional information about the Baruch Institute and the Reserve is available at: http://www.baruch.sc.edu. Please direct questions and application materials to: Wendy B. Allen, Manager, North Inlet - Winyah Bay NERR, PO Box 1630, Georgetown, SC 29442. 843-546-6219, email@example.com. Posted: 5/16/02.
Research Coordinator, Flathead Lake Biological Station: The University of Montana. Description of work: -Coordinates and supervises sample collection and analyses (water chemistry, stable isotopes, lipids, particle chemistry, tissue chemistry, and other ecological and analytical tools) for a wide variety of limnological and ecological research projects conducted by the 5-member, multi-disciplinary faculty of the Flathead Lake Biological Station; -Interacts with researchers (faculty, staff, graduate and undergraduate students) to facilitate scheduled field and lab measurements; -Functions as faculty liaison to local agencies on FLBS research projects; -Writes research proposals and reports; -Conducts and supervises field sampling on specific projects; -Conducts sample archiving; -Conducts miscellaneous duties as assigned by Director or faculty with respect to advancing limnological and analytical capabilities of FLBS. Required: M.S. or Ph.D. in Aquatic Ecology or Aquatic Chemistry and a minimum of five years experience, preferably in a multidisciplinary research environment. Demonstrable experience in analytical chemistry related to fresh water, including extensive expertise in quantitative analysis of inorganic and organic constituents in water and tissue samples using auto-analyzers, carbon analyzers, atomic absorption spectrophotometers, gas and liquid chromatographs, mass spectrometers and other state-of-the-art analytical instruments used in limnology. Evidence of scientific writing (proposals, reports, and peer-reviewed papers) and oral presentation of limnological and/or analytical chemistry studies. Extensive knowledge of limnological and aquatic chemistry methods (lab/field), data presentation and associated informatics management. Ability to conduct (or willingness to learn) analysis and taxonomy of zooplankton, benthos and other biotic samples, including supervision of field sampling and sample sorting. Ability to perform physical labor (e.g., lift up to 40 lbs) and work in the field under rigorous conditions of the Montana backcountry. Extensive working knowledge of standard computer applications. Send curriculum vita, cover letter and three reference contacts to: Flathead Lake Biological Station, The University of Montana, 311 Bio Station Lane, Polson, MT 59860-9659. Phone: 406-982-3301, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Job to be filled as soon as possible. Interviewing to begin week of May 13, 2002. SALARY: $30,000-$45,000 per year, plus benefits. Posted: 4/25/02.
Scientific Manager, Stable Isotope Laboratory: Canadian Rivers Institute and Department of Biology, University of New Brunswick, Fredericton, NB. CANADA. The Canadian Rivers Institute (CRI), University of New Brunswick Fredericton, NB, Canada, is seeking a highly qualified and motivated individual to co-ordinate the scientific studies in the CRI's Stable Isotopes in Nature Laboratory (SIN LAB). The position if for a 5-year term, with an opportunity for renewal. The successful candidate will be responsible for ensuring data integrity for samples run in the lab, for scientific interpretation of output data, data management (in co-operation with the Technical Manager), writing reports and proposals, and the provision of advice to graduate students and faculty collaborating in stable isotope research in a variety of fields. Carrying out his/her own independent research program is also encouraged. We are looking for someone with a strong scientific background in stable isotope science, a proven ability to interpret and analyse output data for ecological applications, and who will collaborate with the numerous students and faculty working on CRI projects. The successful candidate will have considerable experience in writing reports, proposals, and scientific publications, and be able to provide effective oral presentations, as necessary. It is also expected that the individual will have experience in the technical operation of IRMS equipment. A background in aquatic sciences and environmental contaminant pathways is a definite asset. Applicants for this position should have a Ph.D. or equivalent experience. The SIN Lab was established in 1999 and presently houses a Finnigan Mat Delta plus continuous-flow, isotope-ratio mass spectrometer (IRMS) connected to a Thermoquest NC2500 elemental analyzer (EA) for the analysis of stable isotopes of Carbon, Nitrogen and Sulfur. A second IRMS (Finnigan Mat Delta plus XL) with associated TC/EA is being installed in September to expand the lab's capabilities by analysing for stable isotopes of O18 and H/D. The primary focus of the SIN LAB is the use of stable isotopes as an ecological tool for determining relationships in food webs, animal mobility and contaminant pathways. Much of this research is associated with graduate and faculty research in the CRI. For example, the SIN LAB is presently carrying out the stable isotope component for a successful NCE proposal to study the effects of mercury in aquatic ecosystems of the Bay of Fundy. In addition, service contracts are also carried out by the lab; these account for approximately 25% of the activities of the personnel. At present, the lab is operated by a senior and junior technician and 1 post-doctoral fellow. Overall administration and management is the responsibility of the Director of the CRI, Dr. Rick Cunjak. Starting salary; $CAN 42,000-45,000. Application deadline: 15 February, 2002. Interested individuals should contact : Dr. Rick Cunjak, Canada Research Chair in River Ecosystem Science, Director, Canadian Rivers Institute (http://www.unb.ca/cri), Department of Biology, University of New Brunswick, Fredericton, NB, CANADA. E3B 6E1. Email - email@example.com, Tel - 506-452-6204. Revised: 1/21/02.
Climate Change: Senior Scientist, Forest Research, New Zealand. Vacancy Number 01/02 - 10. We are seeking to employ an experienced scientist to join our Climate Change and Energy team at Forest Research. This person is expected to have extensive experience in modelling forest production and have knowledge of LULUCF issues and climate change. The role will focus on systems analysis and forest modelling, with data analysis and interpretation to provide policy advice on climate change response options and develop new markets for using FR carbon accounting tools in domestic and international carbon assessment and verification projects. The successful candidate will work on implementation of New Zealand's carbon monitoring system of plantation and indigenous forest, scrub, and soils, and assist in designing the carbon accounting framework in conjunction with relevant ministries, CRI's, and private sector stakeholders. The successful candidate will undertake the development of research plans, including Government applications, tendering for commercial work, and industry consulting as appropriate. The ideal candidate will have a postgraduate qualification in forestry or relevant discipline, with demonstrated computer skills, and competency in technical evaluation, and process analysis. Industry or Research experience in the forestry and climate change field with a background in forestry modelling is essential. An understanding of the Kyoto Protocol, the role that forestry has to play in climate change, and issues surrounding greenhouse gas sinks and sources is required. A good understanding of forest management software and forestry management, excellent computing and quantitative skills, including statistical analysis of forest data, and computer programming techniques. Candidates with an understanding of economics and knowledge of GIS applications and remote sensing methods are not essential but preferred. The candidate must be able to communicate effectively with commercial clients and researchers in both oral and written form, and must have excellent organisational and time management skills and a willingness to participate in team environment. A record of publications/presentations to expert or professional groups is preferable. A position description and an application form is available on request and written applications (quote Vacancy Number as above) including a curriculum vitae should be forwarded to the address below by 10 December 2001. Kirsty Mitchell, Payroll and Personnel Services, Forest Research, Private Bag 3020, Rotorua, New Zealand. Phone (07) 343 5899, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Posted: 11/19/01.
Staff Scientist, Climate Science and Impacts: Interim or Permanent Position. The Union of Concerned Scientists seeks an individual to serve as coordinator of UCS's work on global climate change science and impacts. S/he will carry out a variety of climate change science, impacts, and media activities for UCS's Global Environment Program and the Climate Impacts and Solutions Campaign, including a project to characterize and publicize the ecological impacts of climate change in key regions of the United States. The staff scientists will also work closely with UCS's Sound Science Initiative-a network of 2700 global change scientists across the country-to bring scientists' voices to bear on environmental literacy and public policy. Applicants should have demonstrable expertise in climate or global change science, including the ecological and human dimensions, typically achieved through a Ph.D. in a relevant field; a minimum 1-2 years of relevant work experience; strong project management skills and experience; an ability to understand the public policy aspects of climate change and the role of technical analyses and advocacy in shaping public opinion and policy debates; excellent written and verbal communication skills and experience in translating technical information for non-specialist audiences; and ability to work independently and as a member of a multidisciplinary team. Preferred candidate will be seeking a short-term (up to 6 months) opportunity to fill the position while the current staff scientist is on personal leave. Ideal position for scientist on sabbatical or between jobs who is looking to experience the non-profit world. All qualified candidates will be considered, however, and a permanent position may be an option. The position is based in UCS's Cambridge, Massachusetts office. Review of applications begins immediately; applications will be accepted through mid-December. Expected start date: as soon as possible. Send cover letter, vita, an indication of your availability for the interim or permanent option, a brief writing sample, and names of three references to: Deputy Director, Global Environment, Union of Concerned Scientists, 2 Brattle Square, Cambridge MA 02238-9105. Fax: 617-864-9405, Email: email@example.com. No phone calls, please. Posted: 11/12/01.
Director of Scientific Programs: The Ecological Society of America, a nonprofit scientific membership organization, seeks an experienced scientist to direct the scientific program office of the Society. Exciting opportunity to develop innovative approaches to science-policy linkages, and to lead a successful program as it plans for the future. Experience in fundraising and program management, Ph.D. in Ecology or related science, and 8 to 10 years experience required. Non-profit or government agency experience desirable. Competitive salary and benefits. Send cover letter, resume, salary history, and names of three references to: Science Director Search, ESA, 1707 H. Street, NW, Suite 400, Washington, DC 20006; fax: 202. 833.8775. No phone calls. Application deadline, August 30, 2002. Posted: 6/27/02.
Director of Research, Sutton Avian Research Center: Administrator II, Job Requisition # 04-020N, $44,000-48,000. Director of Research needed to coordinate and oversee collection, analysis, publication and dissemination of data pertaining to a variety of avian research projects, and to design new research projects and write grant proposals. Current projects range from radio-telemetry based research on Lesser and Greater Prairie-Chickens to investigation of the nesting ecology and population dynamics of grassland birds. Successful applicant will be responsible for statistically analyzing a large data set from a five-year project on prairie-songbirds encompassing data for over 5000 nests. In addition, position will involve supervising three permanent staff biologists and numerous seasonal field biologists. Applicants should be knowledgeable of techniques, issues, and literature pertaining to research in avian ecology and general ornithology, and should have strong quantitative and study design skills. Experience with multivariate statistics is essential. Candidates should have good communication skills; position involves preparation of reports, scientific articles, and oral presentations, and interaction with a board of directors. People skills are also essential. A PhD in zoology, wildlife management or a closely related field or equivalent experience is required. We are looking for a well-rounded scientist who has more than just an academic interest, and who can synthesize research results into workable conservation solutions. The Sutton Avian Research Center is affiliated with the University of Oklahoma through the Oklahoma Biological Survey. Deadline for application is May 31, 2002. The position is located at the G.M. Sutton Avian Research Center in Bartlesville, Oklahoma. For more information on the Sutton Avian Research Center call (918) 336-7778. See also, www.suttoncenter.org Applicants must submit an OU Job Application to the Office of Human Resources, 905 Asp Avenue, Room 205, Norman, OK 73019. Refer to the appropriate job requisition number on all correspondence. For further information see www.ou.edu/ohr. Posted: 4/25/02.
Program Director, National Ecological Observatory Network: The American Institute of Biological Sciences, a non-profit scientific association in Washington DC (www.aibs.org), seeks a Ph.D. scientist with program management experience to lead a new project assisting the National Science Foundation with its National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON) program. Preferred start date no later than 31 May 2002. Contingent upon anticipated external funding. This is a full-time, salaried position in the AIBS Washington office for an initial grant period of three years. Responsibilities include assembling a Steering Committee from the AIBS and broader biological/scientific community to address NEON's future programmatic growth. Convene workshops and conduct other collaborative/outreach activities. Travel required. Requires a broad vision of biology, great energy, and excellent communication skills. AIBS benefits include healthcare and retirement plan. Send cover letter, resume, references, and salary requirements to: Executive Director, attn. NEON Search, AIBS, FAX; 202-628-1509, firstname.lastname@example.org, 1444 Eye St. NW, Suite 200, Washington, DC 20005. Interviews will start the third week of April. Closing date: when filled. Posted: 4/5/02.
Director, NJ School of Conservation: The School of Conservation is run as an off-campus facility in New Jersey's Appalachians, near the Delaware River. Montclair State University is seeking someone who can continue the school's long history of excellent environmental education, but also capitalize on its potential as a research resource. Without using more verbiage, the full announcement appears on our web page: http://notes1.montclair.edu/personnel.nsf (Select "management positions", then find "Director, New Jersey School of Conservation".) While the search committee is reviewing applicants now, there is still time to submit resumes. Please send inquires to: Greg Pope, email@example.com, phone 973-655-7385. Posted: 11/28/01.
Executive Director: The Botanical Society of America is a society of professional plant biologist and soon will relocate its headquarters to Missouri Botanical Garden in St. Louis. For nearly 100 years, the society has promoted plant biology through research, education and outreach. The Society publishes The American Journal of Botany, The Plant Science Bulletin, a Guide to Graduate Study in Botany in the US and Canada, and other occasional publications; it sponsors or co-sponsors an annual meeting; and it maintains a web site containing educational information and aids. Membership is approximately 2,500 in the US and 50 other countries. We seek a dynamic, visionary Executive Director, the first in the Society's history, to lead, oversee, and direct daily operations, facilitate staff development, coordinate and aid in developing various initiatives and programs, facilitate strategic planning and plan implementation. Also, the selected candidate will develop new lines of communication, cooperation and collaboration with a variety of external entities, maintain growth, oversee financial aspects of operation, supervise staff and coordinate fundraising. The ideal candidate will have a deep interest in plant biology, a Master's degree in a related area, Ph.D. preferred, plus seven years relevant and increasingly responsible experience. Proven analytical, problem resolution, decision-making skills, along with enthusiasm, creativity, and a collegial style required. Demonstrated fundraising experience essential. Exceptional written and oral communication skills, ability to work collaboratively and synergistically with the Executive Committee, Society committees, and other scientific or professional organizations, and demonstrated skill in administration and financial management a must. Position is open until filled; there is no closing date. We offer an outstanding benefits package including medical, dental, and life insurance, retirement program, and 403(b) with a generous match. To apply, submit curriculum vitae, along with names and addresses of three references to Missouri Botanical Garden, Human Resource Management, Attn: BSA Search Committee, P.O. Box 299, St. Louis, MO 63166, or by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org, or fax to (314) 577-9597. Visit the BSA web site at www.botany.org to learn more about the Society. Posted: 5/10/02.
Executive Director, Institute of Forest Biotechnology: The newly established Institute of Forest Biotechnology seeks founding Executive Director. Not a site for research, the Institute is a 501C3 private non-profit corporation working for societal, ecological, and economic benefits from appropriate uses of biotechnology in forestry worldwide. It emerged from the recognition by research, policy, public interest, and corporate parties that unfolding of forest biotechnology requires a credible catalyzing entity. Activities address three broad areas: science and research needs, policy, and societal implications. The Institute will forge innovative partnerships and engage diverse voices. It is currently located at the North Carolina Biotechnology Center. The Executive Director will be administrative, developmental, and policy leader and must display detailed familiarity with public policy, science, and technology issues of biotechnology, forestry, or a closely related field in the public or private sectors; 10 years of administrative experience; exceptional communication and fundraising skills; imagination; and proven ability to craft consensus and effective action among diverse parties. Salary is $115,000 to $132,000. For further information or to address letters of application: Ms. Susan McCord, Project Manager, Institute of Forest Biotechnology, 15 T.W. Alexander Drive, P.O. Box 13399, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709 U.S.A. Telephone: 919-549-8889. Review of applicants will begin October 22, 2001, and continue until a suitable candidate is identified. Job description and other content at website: http://www.forestbiotech.org. Posted: 9/21/01.
Executive Director, Center for Global Change: The Center for Global Change at Duke University, a university-wide initiative under the auspices of the Provost's Office, will provide broad-based research and graduate training in the basic sciences behind environmental change and the interface between science and socioeconomic change. Center activities will include: sponsorship of semester-long working groups which will develop new science initiatives; workshops; and interdisciplinary graduate-level courses. The Executive Director will be the chief operating officer for the Center for Global Change and will: Lead the Center in cooperation with the faculty director, including management of the budget and other financial matters. Prepare grant proposals and assist development staff with fund-raising. Mentor and advise undergraduate, graduate and professional students. Create distance communities (via videoconferencing) through partnerships with alumni, industry, nonprofit organizations, and other academic programs at Duke and around the country and the world. Work with industry, government offices, and nonprofit organizations in the Triangle to create internships and experimental, experiential pedagogies. Coordinate efforts with other universities, institutions, and corporations, including participation at national and international conferences. Develop a Center web site for students and faculty. Coordinate and publicize events for the Center. Serve as a resource for faculty and graduate students. Supervise and coordinate the work of an Administrative Assistant, Staff Assistant, and Computer Technician. Minimum Education and Training: Ph.D. or a Master's degree in a relevant discipline. Minimum Experience and Type: At least two years experience in academic, non-profit, or corporate setting. Must demonstrate a commitment to science and capability to raise external funds. Understanding of how academic science, federal agencies and non-governmental organizations operate. Contact: Please send a cover letter and cv to Dr. Jim Clark, Duke University, Box 90338, Durham, NC 27708. Posted: 8/21/01.
Associate Director - UC Santa Barbara Natural Reserve System: APPLY BY: November 26, 2001. For information, contact the University of California Santa Barbara, Human Resources Employment (Job #2001-10-052). http://hr.ucsb.edu, (805) 893-3166 Salary competitive and commensurate with experience DUTIES: Serve as Associate Director for the UCSB Natural Reserve System assisting the director in overall direction and development of the UCSB Reserves. Responsibilities include providing scientific and non-scientific support to meet the individual and group needs of the 7 UCSB reserve sites on such issues as reserve stewardship and use, resource management, facilities management and development, and research opportunities. Activities include short- and long-range development and programmatic planning; writing or co-writing of proposals, reports, and plans; participating in fund raising activities and K-12 education/outreach programs; attending meetings, hearings, and conferences; and providing scientific and non-scientific knowledge, opinions, and guidance. MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: Ph.D. in an environmental science and some field research experience or an MA in a science, extensive experience in reserve management, and familiarity with field research. Work history demonstrating strong interpersonal, management, and administrative skills. Must have excellent oral/written communication skills and sound computer knowledge including experience with databases. Proven ability to work collegially and effectively with a wide variety of people including faculty, staff, students, and the public as well as federal, state, county and university officials. Must be a strong team player. Ability to work independently and meet deadlines. Submit applications to Human Resources Employment, University of California, Santa Barbara SAASB, Room 3101, Santa Barbara, CA 93106. Posted: 11/1/01.
Assistant/Associate Director: Bodega Marine Laboratory. BML is seeking an assistant or associate (Master's/Ph.D. preferred) director to assist the Director in facilitating and implementing the research, education, and public service missions of the Laboratory. An advanced degree in marine science is preferred. The successful candidate is expected to have extensive experience in marine laboratory operations, including capital planning, contract review/interpretation, physical plant operations, environmental regulation/permitting, budget management, and marine operations. Demonstrated success is required in obtaining extramural support from governmental and private sources for marine science facilities and education/training. Demonstrated success in large public education programs is desirable. BML is an Organized Research Unit of the University of California, Davis, located in Bodega Bay, Sonoma County, California, about 100 miles from the Davis campus. BML and its surrounding 362-acre Reserve provide research and instructional facilities for resident, campus-based and visiting faculty, researchers and students. Primary research emphasis is in population biology/ecology, organismal and cell biology, and aquaculture and fisheries. Please see http://www-bml.ucdavis.edu/bmljobs.html for the full position description and application process. Position is open until filled; applications will be reviewed beginning December 1, 2001. Posted: 10/16/01.
Assistant Director: Ecologist with Ph.D. is sought to work with Hank University of Notre Dame Environmental Research Center (UNDERC) director (Dr. Gary Belovsky) in managing education, research and workshop programs at UNDERC. UNDERC is a 7500-acre tract with 30 lakes and bogs in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan and northern Wisconsin. Facilities include housing and over 20,000 square feet of laboratory, classroom and storage space. This is a 12-month non-tenure track faculty position (3 year renewable contract) in the Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Notre Dame. Salary is $60,000 per year plus benefits with the potential for additional salary from grants. Presence at UNDERC for education and workshop programs (currently mid-May =96 September) is required. Housing at UNDERC is provided, as well as office and lab space at UNDERC and on campus. Equipment funds and access to a technician and UNDERC administrative assistant are also available. Responsibilities include: 1. Working with director in maintenance and enhancement of UNDERC programs, including preparation of facility, education, workshop and research grants. 2. Coordinating the summer undergraduate course at UNDERC (10 weeks) and teaching a module (4 =96 5 days) in it. This includes co-teaching with the director, an orientation (1 hr/week) during Spring semester on campus for the 20 students. 3. Advising those undergraduates in their research projects as part of UNDERC summer course, when projects are in the assistant director=92s research area. 4. Teaching a graduate course during the academic year on campus. 5. Conducting research on UNDERC property and publishing results. Interested applicants should send a curriculum vitae and a cover letter including description of research interests and teaching experience by August 15 to: Dr. G. Belovsky, Department of Biological Sciences, PO Box 369, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN 46556-0369 (e-mail: Belovsky.email@example.com). Starting date for the position will be no later than October 15, 2001. Posted: 7/24/01.
Senior Wildlife Scientist: Environmental Defense's distinctive approach to environmental protection emphasizes science, economics and the use of market mechanisms where appropriate to reach well-crafted, durable solutions. We build teams of scientists, lawyers, economists, and other professionals to investigate the scientific causes of environmental problems as well as the market forces and government policies that contribute to them. In the full range of environmental arenas (air, water, climate, soil, toxic chemicals, and wildlife), we seek practical and equitable solutions, founded on science, that policy makers, landowners, and others can be urged to incorporate into practice, law, or regulation. The Washington, DC office is looking to add a full-time Senior Wildlife Specialist to its Wildlife Program. The Wildlife Program works to conserve imperiled species, particularly endangered species in the United States, through both conservation policy advocacy and place-based demonstration projects emphasizing novel approaches to enlist the cooperation of landowners, especially private landowners. The responsibilities of this position are to provide scientific oversight of and direction to the work of the Wildlife Program. Working closely with legal, economic, and other staff, the candidate will help develop and implement conservation projects around the country, conduct technical and policy research, prepare reports and articles for popular and technical journals, and create and respond to media opportunities. The candidate will also be expected to provide scientific advice and assistance to colleagues in other programmatic areas of Environmental Defense. The ideal candidate for this position will have a Ph.D. (or a Masters degree and several years of exceptional conservation experience) in ecology, conservation biology, or a related discipline, plus experience in practical conservation efforts. Prior experience working directly with landowners on conservation matters is strongly preferred. Familiarity with grassland ecosystems and their management will also be an asset, but is not required. The candidate should have excellent communication skills, be capable of working effectively with a small team of professional colleagues from diverse disciplines, and be willing to travel frequently. The candidate will also be expected to contribute to fundraising efforts. Location: This position is based in our Washington, DC office. Salary: Salary will be commensurate with experience and highly competitive with other national environmental organizations. Full benefits package included. Please submit a cover letter, resume and description of background with salary requirements to: Cheryl Pickard, Recruiting Manager, Environmental Defense, 1875 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20009. Fax: (202) 387-1030. Posted: 7/6/01.
Program Associate: Sonoran Desert Ecoregional and Southeast Arizona Programs, Sonoran Institute The Program Associate will assist and, in some cases, take the lead on restoration and ecological monitoring and assessment activities associated with the Rincon and Sonoran Institutes' Sonoran Desert Ecoregional and Southeast Arizona Programs. In addition, s/he will assist the Rincon Institute (RI) and Sonoran Institute (SI) in developing GIS capabilities that address project priorities. The Program Associate will be involved in monitoring and restoration efforts that are taking place in the Colorado River Delta, Santa Cruz River, Tanque Verde Creek, and Rincon Creek. Work associated with developing GIS databases and graphics will predominantly support these activities. Ecological monitoring efforts will primarily focus on assisting both SI/RI and our partners in conducting long-term monitoring efforts that focus on assessing landscape-scale ecological change over time. The Program Associate will assist in designing and conducting efforts to improve site ecological conditions at several project sites. Depending on the area and the objective of the restoration effort, specific duties could include at least some of the following: securing planting materials, planting, landforming, gathering necessary equipment, installing irrigation lines and plant protective baskets, etc. The Program Associate position will also assist SI and RI to develop in-house GIS capabilities that will allow us to update and take advantage of the databases that have already been created as well as to help tie=20 databases to the development of web pages and presentation materials. Qualifications: Advanced degree in natural resource management, hydrology, and/or biological sciences; Strong computer skills with emphasis on GIS databases and the use of such graphic and GIS-related software programs as ArcView and PowerPoint; At least two years of natural resource research, restoration and/or conservation experience outside the academic environment; Excellent technical writing skills; Proven ability to work outside in rugged environments; Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively as part of a team; and Verbal and written communication skills in Spanish. Knowledge of natural resource conservation issues along the Arizona-Sonora border region would be a plus. If interested, please mail cover letter and CV or resume to: Mark Briggs, Sonoran Institute, 7650 E. Broadway Blvd., Suite 203, Tucson, Arizona 85710. 520-290-0828. Posted: 9/26/01.
Stream Restoration Analysis: Quantitative Analysis of National Stream Restoration Efforts. Funding is anticipated for a postdoctoral research associate position for advanced quantitative research associated with the synthesis of stream restoration projects throughout the U.S. The position is for 3 years (contingent on continued funding), beginning in the fall of 2002. The candidate will work under the guidance of Drs. Margaret Palmer and David Allan. The candidate will be in residence at the University of Maryland but will work closely with American Rivers and with a team of researchers throughout the country. The successful candidate is expected to have a background in running-water ecosystems with strong statistical and computing skills. Excellent written and verbal communication skills, and an ability to work in a team situation, are required. The candidate will be responsible for assisting in the coordination of national efforts, for all information management associated with the scientific analysis, and for data analysis. The candidate may also participate in some local restoration-related field studies. For further information, email or call Margaret Palmer (firstname.lastname@example.org; 301 405-6948) or David Allan (email@example.com; 734 764-6553). To apply: electronically submit curriculum vitae together with the names, telephone numbers, and email addresses of 3 references who can substantiate work experience and communication skills. The C.V. and an associated cover letter should document appropriate knowledge, skills, and experience that can be brought to this project. Posted: 5/14/02.
Ecology/Hydrology Specialist: The Minnesota Center for Environmental Advocacy (MCEA), a non-profit environmental advocacy organization, seeks a highly qualified, full-time specialist with expertise in ecology, hydrology, and related fields. The Ecology/Hydrology Specialist will be responsible for providing scientific expertise to advance MCEA's natural resource conservation projects, including wetland, grassland and stream restoration projects, watershed planning, and work on agricultural drainage issues. Candidates should have a graduate degree in ecology, hydrology or a related field and significant experience and demonstrated success with planning, design and construction of water resource management and aquatic habitat restoration projects. Candidates should also have the ability to be an advocate for MCEA's science-based positions, experience working with state and federal natural resource agencies, excellent oral and written communication skills, and strong teamwork abilities. Familiarity and experience with public and private sources of funding for natural resource projects is desired, but not required. To apply: Send resume and references by October 19 to: MCEA, 26 E. Exchange Street, Suite 206, St. Paul, MN 55101 or email to: firstname.lastname@example.org. No phone calls please. Posted: 9/27/01.
Manager, Conservation Programs: Based in St. Louis, manages the Center for Plant Conservation's national rare plant conservation program. Manages the technical assistance program for the Center and includes developing workshops and symposia, managing the database, and assisting and coordinating implementation of the priority regions program. Coordinates the process of developing and disseminating technical policies, standards and protocols for CPC's network of 33 institutions. Develops and administers an internal review process for institutions to examine their programs, and assists institutions in evaluating the quality and genetic adequacy of their endangered plant collection. Writes and manages grants, develops action plans, supervises support staff, interns, and volunteers, and participates in conservation program planning, development and advocacy at national and regional levels. A Ph.D. in botany/ecology with experience in plant conservation implementation is strongly preferred. A Master's degree with extensive experience may also be successful. Three year's experience in implementing plant conservation activities or plant conservation management and/or research required. Experience in working with federal and state agencies and NGO's and knowledge of the plant conservation community highly desired. Excellent oral and written communication skills, strong computer and database management skills and willingness to travel essential. We offer a comprehensive benefits program including medical, dental and life insurance, retirement program, and a 403(b) with generous match. Apply to the Center for Plant Conservation, c/o Missouri Botanical Garden, Human Resource Management, Attn: MCP, 2345 Tower Grove Ave., St. Louis, MO 63110 or to email@example.com. See www.mobot.org/CPC/ for more information. Position is open until filled. Posted: 2/6/02, revised: 5/10/02.
Instructor, Biology/Marine Science: Two temporary positions are available for the 2002/2003 academic year in the Department of Marine Science and in the Department of Biology at Coastal Carolina University. These positions (beginning August 15, 2002) involve teaching introductory courses and scholarly interaction with marine science and biology faculty. We are particularly interested in recent Ph.D.'s or A.B.D.'s who wish to gain undergraduate teaching experience. Coastal Carolina University is located in Conway, South Carolina, just 10 miles from Myrtle Beach. The area includes a wide variety of coastal systems: Carolina bays, salt marshes, freshwater marshes, barrier islands, and rivers. Waites Island, a pristine barrier island, is available for research activities. For further information contact Dr. Keith Walters, Chair Department of Marine Science (843 349-2247, firstname.lastname@example.org) or Dr. Jim Luken Chair, Department of Biology (843 349-2235, JoLuken@coastal.edu). Applications will be accepted until the positions are filled. Posted: 5/16/02.
Instructor, Wildlife Biology: Department of Fishery and Wildlife Biology, College of Natural Resources, Colorado State University, Fort Collins. Appointment: Nine month, for one year only. Qualifications: 1) Ph.D.or professional experiences in disciplines related to duties described below. 2) Practical experience in teaching/extension/research related to this position. 3) At least one degree in wildlife or closely-related natural resources, such as fisheries, conservation biology. 4) Publications in refereed scientific periodicals and examples of public outreach in this field. 5) Skilled in using modern methods, technologies, and media in teaching and outreach. Duties: This is a teaching position to assist in required courses that are integral to the core training in the College of Natural Resources and Department of Fishery and Wildlife Biology. No research work is required. 1) Teach Principles of Vertebrate Management (FW 360) and possibly First Year Seminar (FWCC 192 or NR 192) in the fall semester. 2) Teach Conservation and Management of Large Mammals (FW 469) and Ecology (BY 320) in the spring semester. Application Procedure: Send your curriculum vita, official transcripts from all universities attended, representative publications, a list of four references (one of whom was your adviser for the highest degree if completed in the last 7 years), and a statement of interest that includes your philosophy of teaching and your research and scholarly work in this field. Applicants are asked to request letters of reference be sent to the address below. Faxed and electronically mailed applications are acceptable, but should be followed immediately by hard copies. Send information to: Rudy Garcia, Chair Wildlife Biology (Instructor) Search Committee Department of Fishery and Wildlife Biology Colorado State University Fort Collins, CO 80523-1474 E-Mail: email@example.com. Departmental Fax: 970-491-5091 Departmental Telephone: 970-491-1410 Position will be open until filled, but for full consideration, applications must be postmarked by 21 June 2002. The position begins August 15, 2002. Applicants must be able to interview during July 2002. For more information about our department see our web site: http://www.cnr.colostate.edu/FWB. Posted: 5/6/02.
Conservation Biology: The Northwest Fisheries Science Center (NWFSC), Seattle, Washington, wishes to fill two post-doctoral fellowships in conservation or ecological genetics. The NWFSC is building a dynamic, multi-disciplinary research group of scientists, post-doctoral fellows and students committed to conducting basic and applied research that is key to solving our greatest challenges in conservation biology. Research fields include ecology, genetics and population biology, with a focus on modeling, quantitative analyses of broad scale data, connecting to models to large-scale field experiments, and using population genetic tools to address conservation problems. We are closely associated with the University of Washington, a five minute walk away, and have active collaborations with the NWFSC's ecotoxicology and fish physiology and behavior groups. In addition to providing a productive and exciting research environment, our group is responsible for conducting analyses necessary for making critical conservation decisions for a variety of marine and freshwater ecosystems. Previous post-doctoral fellows and students have obtained university faculty positions, and positions within government agencies and research foundations. The post-doctoral fellowships are administered by the National Academy of Sciences' National Research Council. Applicants propose their own original research projects, which are expected to be highly creative and related to the conservation or ecological genetics of marine organisms. We encourage applications from both experimental and mathematical biologists. We particularly encourage proposals in the following areas: * genetic basis of outbreeding depression or domestication in a "model" fish (e.g., zebra fish or three-spined sticklebacks), * genetic basis of adaptation in salmonids or other fish species, * genomic methods of detecting natural selection, * biogeography of marine fish, especially as related to marine reserve design, * statistical methods for estimating fitness from molecular and phenotypic data, * statistical methods for estimating rates of gene flow in highly migratory species. How to apply: The postdoctoral positions are for two years, and are administered by the National Academy of Sciences' National Research Council. Salary is $36,000 U.S. per year. Fellows must have a Ph.D., Sc.D., or M.D. prior to start of the fellowship. For additional information on research opportunities and how to apply, contact Mike Ford at (206) 860 5612 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Final application deadline is Jan 15th. Posted: 10/18/01.
Natural History Regional Biologist: The Missouri Department of Conservation has a position available in Columbia, Missouri. Salary Range: $35,784 - $64,848. Qualifications: Master's Degree in wildlife, biology, ecology, zoology or closely related area and 3 years of professional experience in natural resource management, research, teaching or related areas; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Closing Date: January 18, 2002. For the full job ad, see www.Conservation.state.mo.us/about/jobs/. Posted: 12/26/01.
Terrestrial Ecologist: Illinois Chapter of The Nature Conservancy. The Terrestrial Ecologist (TE) identifies scientific needs related to threats to terrestrial targets and measures of success at TNC terrestrial areas. Analyzes and summarizes information, proposes and promotes projects to answer important restoration and conservation questions, and monitors terrestrial conservation and restoration success. Works with the Director of Conservation Science and the Aquatic Ecologist to coordinate aquatic and terrestrial scientific efforts throughout the state and seeks funding to increase scientific partnership activities at Conservancy areas. DUTIES: 1. Works with Director of Conservation Science, Statewide Staff, Area Directors and area staff to identify information needs related to threats to terrestrial targets and measures of success at terrestrial sites. Performs analyses on existing data sets, when available, to answer related questions and summarize results. Seeks funding and partnership opportunities for related monitoring efforts when information is not available. 2. Assists in the planning, design, and implementation of survey and monitoring work at Conservancy terrestrial sites. 3. Manages databases and performs analyses on conservation and restoration progress at terrestrial sites. 4. Participates as an integral member in Site Conservation Planning teams to insure that terrestrial conservation and restoration are meaningfully integrated into the planning and decision-making process. 5. Provides assistance to Area Directors and staff regarding conservation and restoration activities at terrestrial sites. REQUIREMENTS: 1. Graduate degree in biology or closely related field with emphasis in terrestrial conservation and restoration ecology, and/or comparable professional experience. 2. Knowledge of theoretical and applied aspects of Conservation Biology and Restoration Ecology. Specific knowledge and/or experience in the conservation and restoration of terrestrial systems in agricultural settings preferred. 3. Ability to design terrestrial monitoring projects and to perform analyses on ecological data across multiple spatial and temporal scales. 4. Demonstrated ability to work in a well organized and timely fashion, and produce high-quality work either independently or as part of a team. 5. Demonstrated ability to write well, communicate clearly, and be an active team member. 6. Willingness to work flexible hours and travel occasionally when necessary. 7. Familiarity with and commitment to The Nature Conservancy's mission to preserve biological diversity. Send resume and names, phone numbers and email addresses of three references to: Terrestrial Ecologist Search Committee, The Nature Conservancy, 301 S.W. Adams Street, Suite 1007, Peoria, IL 61602. Fax: 309-673-8686, or by Email: email@example.com. Posted: 1/10/02.
Chief Ecologist: NatureServe (http://www.natureserve.org/) is a non-profit organization dedicated to developing and providing knowledge about the world's natural diversity. The Chief Ecologist guides the strategic development and growth of Ecology Department programs, projects and partnerships in NatureServe to result in significant and enduring effects in the conservation of terrestrial communities and ecological systems. For the full job ad, see http://www.natureserve.org/employment/job_chiefecologist.htm. Posted: 5/17/02.
Regional Ecologist: NatureServe LOCATION: Durham, North Carolina. CLOSING DATE: November 16, 2001. The Regional Vegetation Ecologist works to develop, use, and train others in the development and use of the United States National Vegetation Classification for conservation applications in the southeastern United States (Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, and Virginia). Primary activities include 1) development and application of standard methods for ecological sampling inventory and classification, 2) support and facilitation of Heritage inventory and classification of ecological communities, 3) support and facilitation of the management of ecological data, 4) mapping of ecological units, 5) qualitative and quantitative analysis and description of vegetation types, 6) management of information on ecological communities, and 7) interpretation of the vegetation classification and community data for conservation planning and management. This work will be done in partnership with state natural heritage programs and conservation data centers, the central ecology program of NatureServe, The Nature Conservancy, and federal agencies (in particular the USDA Forest Service, the National Park Service, the U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and others). The Regional Vegetation Ecologist provides technical support, as needed, to Natural Heritage Programs and other partners for the purposes of incorporating information on ecological communities in all conservation planning efforts. In addition, s/he will work with federal and state agencies, the academic community, and private sources to foster collaboration and secure financial support for community ecology projects. For more information, see: http://www.abi.org/employment/job_regeco_south.htm. Posted: 11/6/01.
Applied Conservation: The Nature Conservancy (TNC) announces the fifth round of David H. Smith Conservation Research Fellowships, which provide two-year postdoctoral support in applied conservation biology. Each Fellow will carry out research pertinent to conservation issues in the United States, at an institution selected by the Fellow, in close association with a TNC mentor. Research will have relevance to sites or ecoregions that TNC has identified as having conservation priority. Research themes are open; past Fellowships have focused on conservation planning, climate change, avian conservation, freshwater and riparian ecology, and invasive species. Proposals are due February 1, 2002. Funding for Fellows will be available August 2002. For more information, including the proposal guidelines and selection criteria, see the Smith program website: http://www.smithfellows.org. You can also request a copy of the guidelines by sending an e-mail or writing to: Smith Conservation Research Fellowship Program, The Nature Conservancy, 4245 N. Fairfax Drive, Suite 100, Arlington, VA 22203-1606. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Posted: 9/27/01.
Environment and Development: Two-year teaching fellowship available for candidate with Ph.D. (received less than five years ago) to begin September, 2002. Appointment involves half-time teaching and half-time for research and writing. We are especially interested in candidates with expertise and experience in Africa, Asia, or Latin America. Candidates holding any academic Ph.D. will be considered. The successful candidate will be appointed to the Program in Environmental and Technology Studies, and will have a departmental affiliation as appropriate. Competitive salary plus benefits. Send letter of application with a description of courses you might like to teach and research plans for the next two years, c.v., the names of three academic references, and graduate transcripts to Search Committee, ENTS, Carleton College, One North College Street, Northfield, MN 55057. Consideration of applications will begin on November 5. For additional information, visit Carleton's website at http://www.carleton.edu/. Posted: 10/10/01.
Ecological Forest Restoration: Applications are invited for a research post in ecological forest restoration in East Africa, funded by the European Union. This post will be based mainly in Tanzania and requires a postgraduate degree or equivalent experience of forest, rangeland or plant ecology. Experience of participatory projects in developing countries and of tree establishment would be added advantages. The researcher will work in close collaboration with local university staff. The duration of the post will be between 26 and 28 months (depending on the starting salary, which is £17,451 - £19,486 p.a.). Starting date from 1st April 2002. Application forms and further particulars are available by contacting Personnel Services, University of Wales, Bangor, Gwynedd, LL57 2DG. E-mail email@example.com, Tel: +44 (0)1248 382926/388132; FAX: +44 (0)1248-382653. Please quote reference number 02-1/139 when applying. Applications may be made by post, fax or e-mail. Closing date for applications: Tuesday 19 February 2002. Informal enquiries can be made to Dr John Healey, tel. + 44 (0)1248 383703; e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org; fax + 44 (0) 1248 382832. Posted: 1/28/02.
Restoration Ecologist: Location: Brodhead, Wisconsin. Closing Date: When Filled. Applied Ecological Services, Inc. is a leading ecological consulting and restoration contracting firm specializing in ecological, wetland, and prairie restoration services throughout the Midwest. A senior ecologist/environmentalscientist is currently being sought to provide ecological consultation and to market the firm's ecological services. The position includes technical, project management, and marketing components. The preferred candidate will have at least 10 years experience and an advanced degree in ecological or biological sciences. Qualified candidates should send their resume to: Ronald C. Wade, email@example.com
Restoration Ecologists: Bitterroot Restoration, Inc. (BRI) is seeking two Restoration Ecologists to start on or about March 15, 2002. One of these positions will be based at our Auburn, California office and the other at our San Diego (Del Mar) office. The successful candidates must have at least three years in environmental site assessment, restoration planning and project implementation in the western United States; California project experience preferred. Experience in hydrology, vernal pools and wetlands are a significant plus. An advanced degree in applied ecology/natural resources and/or active licensure as a professional engineer is required. Other prerequisites include excellent written and verbal communication skills, successful experience in business development, successful interpersonal skills and enthusiasm for advancing the field of ecological restoration as a BRI employee. Travel to locations that are more than a day's travel from the office may be required up to 50% of the time. For a complete job description, application instructions and information about our company, please visit our web site, www.bitterrootrestoration.com. E-mail contact: firstname.lastname@example.org This announcement close on February 25 or when positions are filled. Revised: 02/22/02.
Environmental Biology: Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri invites applications for a Postdoctoral Fellowship at its Tyson Research Center, a 2,000-acre tract of land located 20 miles from campus. This is a twelve month appointment renewable for a second year. The Fellow will be responsible developing a research project independently or in conjunction with resident faculty, for teaching an environmental biology course, and involving undergraduates in research conducted at the Center. More information on Tyson can be found at http://www.biology.wustl.edu/tyson/. Applicants should include a curriculum vitae, indicate what courses they might teach and what sort of research they might conduct, and arrange to have two letters of recommendation sent electronically to Jonathan Losos at email@example.com. Inquiries may be sent to Losos or to Jon Chase (firstname.lastname@example.org). Applicant review will begin March 25, 2002. Posted: 3/4/02.
Lecturer in Zoology: The Department of Biological Sciences at Vanderbilt University seeks candidates to fill a one-year, non-tenure track position at the rank of Senior Lecturer. The successful candidate will teach an undergraduate course in Behavioral Ecology in the Fall semester and a course in Zoology in the Spring. It is hoped that the successful candidate will also establish a research collaboration with one or more members of the faculty and opportunities are available in several laboratories within the Department. Reappointment is possible and would be based on the performance during the first year and the teaching needs of the Department. For information about the Department and its research, visit our Web site: http://www.biosci.vanderbilt.edu. Applicants should send a letter of application together with a curriculum vitae, a statement of research interests, teaching evaluations, if available, and arrange to have three letters of recommendation sent to Zoology Search Committee, Department of Biological Sciences, 2301 Vanderbilt Place, VU Station B Box 351634, Nashville, TN 37235-1634. Review of applications will begin June 15 and will continue until the position is filled. Potential applicants are encouraged to contact either Dave McCauley (email@example.com) or Dan Funk (firstname.lastname@example.org ) for more information. Posted: 5/28/02.
Plant Biology: The Biology Department at Georgia State University invites applications for an anticipated non-tenure track position in Plant Biology to begin in January 2002. Appointments will be at the level of Lecturer. This appointment is renewable based on annual evaluation. The preference will be given to those applicants with a Ph.D in Plant Biology who are capable of teaching Plant Biology lectures and related courses. Reviews of applications will commence on September 15, 2001. Send letter of application, CV and three letters of recommendation to: Chair of Plant Biology Search Committee Department of Biology, Georgia State University, P. O. Box 4010 Atlanta, GA 30302-4010. Posted: 8/31/01.
Biometrician: The Missouri Department of Conservation has a position available in Columbia, Missouri. Duties And Responsibilities: Conducts statistical analysis of population and habitat studies which includes long-term monitoring projects, harvest data, forest dynamics, wildlife-habitat relationships, and experiments in habitat and population management; statistically designs projects for the Department, particularly, Forestry and Wildlife Divisions, and the staff of the Conservation Research Center, which requires consultation with forestry and wildlife staff and other members of the Department to ensure a thorough understanding of project objectives and measurement techniques to be used; designs resource surveys as they relate to forestry and wildlife; acts as a project leader on survey studies that affect a number of biologists or Departmental units; designs resource surveys and monitoring projects, such as roadside surveys, forestry experiments, habitat monitoring projects, and harvest data; designs ecosystem, forestry, wildlife population, and wildlife-habitat relationship projects; acts as project leader on studies where development of new statistical techniques is required for addressing problems specific to the study of population dynamics, habitat trends, or animal-habitat relationships; writes reports for transmittal of results to projects leaders, publishes findings and results in popular and scientific literature, reviews manuscripts for publication and for biologists, and prepares annual reports for studies; reviews project proposals and participates in professional development opportunities that are essential to updating skills required to apply biometric principles to wildlife and forestry issues; and performs other duties as required. QUALIFICATIONS: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Master's degree in Statistics, Biostatistics, Forestry or Wildlife Biology, or a closely- related field with a minimum of 20 semester hours in statistics and at least one year of experience programming microcomputers using statistical software packages such as SAS or S-Plus. Statistical background should include sampling techniques, categorical data analysis, experimental design, regression analysis, and sample size and power determination. Two years of applying statistical principles to forestry or wildlife research problems is desirable. SALARY RANGE: Monthly $2,958 - $5,380; Annually $35,496 - $64,560 Beginning salary is commensurate with work experience and education. Position closes December 14, 2001. For an application, contact the Missouri Department of Conservation, Human Resources Division, P.O. Box 180, Jefferson City, Missouri 65102 (573/751-4115). Applications also available on Internet site at www.Conservation.state.mo.us/about/jobs/. Posted: 11/20/01.Chief Botanist: The Alaska Natural Heritage Program (http://www.uaa.alaska.edu/enri/aknhp_web/) is recruiting for a Chief Botanist (Assistant Research Professor - Botany; Full-time, Term-funded, Non-tenured Track, 12 months/yr, renewable based on funding availability). Check out the position description at http://www.finsys.uaa.alaska.edu/uaahrs/Eboney/announcements/Faculty/731047%20Bontany.htm. Search will remain open until filled; however, review of applications will begin March 20, 2002. Posted: 3/8/02.
Botanist: Montana Natural Heritage Program The Montana Natural Heritage Program is seeking a Botany Manager. This is one of three core scientist positions in MTNHP, and has lead responsibility for developing, analyzing and disseminating information on Montana's plant species of conservation concern. The Montana Natural Heritage Program is the state's clearinghouse for biodiversity information. It is housed within the State Library's Natural Resource Information System (NRIS), a nationally-recognized leader in using emerging GIS and Web technologies for managing natural resource data. We are seeking a skilled and dedicated individual who will complement our team of conservation professionals. Duties include collecting and managing biological and related information in tabular, spatial and manual formats; designing, conducting and securing support for field surveys and applied research on priority species; building collaboration with agency biologists, data contributors, and data users; developing reports and disseminating information; and providing consultation and expertise on species status, management, research and conservation. The Botany Manager is supervised by the Director of MTNHP, and supervises part-time or seasonal employees and contractors as needed. Requirements: Master's degree in botany or plant sciences, including both plant taxonomy and ecology and four years progressively responsible professional experience. Working knowledge of the flora and plant communities of Montana; demonstrated proficiency in field inventory, monitoring, research design, and sampling methods. Demonstrated experience analyzing and applying inventory and research results to ecological management and conservation planning; proficiency with statistical methods and with managing and analyzing data using spreadsheet, database and GIS software. Success generating financial support for projects, program planning and administration, project and budget management. Strong communication skills, and demonstrated ability to build effective partnerships among professionals and agencies. A full position description can be viewed at: http://orion2.nris.state.mt.us/mtnhp/employ/ Salary Range: $35,000 - $40,000 depending on experience; includes relocation assistance. Application review will begin on September 15; position will remain open until filled. Anticipated start date in late 2001. Send resume, cover letter and references to: Joy Lewis, Montana Natural Heritage Program, Box 201800 Helena, MT 59620-1800; email@example.com. Posted: 8/14/01.
Plant Taxonomy: We are in search of a qualified candidate to fill a temporary (Fall semester 2002) instruction appointment in the School of Renewable Natural Resources at the University of Arizona, Tucson. The successful candidate will lead an introductory-level course in plant taxonomy (RNR 202; www.ag.arizona.edu/srnr/rfr/faculty/david/RNR202.html) taught to 40-50 undergraduate students in the Renewable Natural Resources major. This course meets twice weekly for a 1-h lecture, and once weekly for a 3-h lab. The successful candidate will deliver the lectures, write and administer exams, and direct student TAs in the lab section of the course. Minimum qualifications include an advanced degree (MS or PhD) in Range Management, Botany, Plant Ecology or closely related field, and teaching experience in plant taxonomy. Stipend amount commensurate with qualifications and experience. Please direct inquiries to Dr. David Williams (firstname.lastname@example.org, 520-621-7259) or Dr. Mitchel McClaran (email@example.com, 520-621-1673). Posted: 2/13/02.
Botanist (Tropical Systematics): Scientific Officer Grade 1/2, Permanent Full-time, Royal Botanic Gardens Sydney. Pos No: RBG01/42. Remuneration package valued to: $59,459 pa (salary: $35,203 - $54,375 pa) To develop and manage an active, productive research program into systematics of selected tropical and subtropical plants. The research program will concentrate on the flora of the Old World tropics including tropical and subtropical Australasia, Southeast Asia and Southwest Pacific. To actively prepare and publish outcomes of research in scientific journals and books, popular magazines, newsletters and newspapers, and on the Internet. Extend the tropical and subtropical collections of the Royal Botanic Gardens Sydney through an active personal collection program and by improving the current exchange program with other organisations. Manage the taxonomic curation of selected herbarium collections of the Plant Diversity Section (Plant Sciences Branch), Royal Botanic Gardens Sydney. Ensure that the collections are identified, based on accepted botanical knowledge and nomenclature. The position will provide authenticated botanical information to colleagues, the community, government and non-government agencies. Selection Criteria: Bachelor of Science (or equivalent) with extensive training in an area of appropriate expertise. Demonstrated ability to undertake and publish original research applicable to the position. Key skills: problem solving; accuracy; interpretation; verbal and written communication; ability to work in a team environment across different agencies; meet deadlines and work with minimal supervision. All applicants for NSW Government jobs must show a knowledge and understanding of the 'common selection criteria' - equal employment opportunity; occupational health and safety; ethical practice; and Ethnic Affairs Priorities Statement - as they relate to the job. A manual driving licence is required. Inquiries: Barry Conn on (02) 9231 8131. Applications to: Personnel Officer, Royal Botanic Gardens, Mrs Macquaries Road, Sydney 2000. Applications close: 31 August 2001. Posted: 7/30/01.
Bioinformatics and Computational Biology: Postdoc position available at the Center for Bioinformatics and Computational Biology, University of Maryland. For more information on this newly established center, see http://www.umiacs.umd.edu/centers/bio.htm. If you're interested, particularly if you have an interest in analysis of long-term ecological data sets, contact: Dr. David W. Inouye, Director, Graduate Program in Sustainable Development and Conservation Biology, Room 1201, Biology/Psychology Building, University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742-4415. 301-405-6946, firstname.lastname@example.org, FAX 301-314-9358. For the CONS home page, go to http://www.umd.edu/CONS. Posted: 5/10/02.
Biological Informatics: The Directorate for Biological Sciences (BIO) of the National Science Foundation (NSF) offers approximately twenty Postdoctoral Research Fellowships in Biological Informatics. This program seeks to encourage research and training at the intersection of biology and the informational, computational, mathematical, and statistical sciences. The total fellowship amount, including stipend, research allowance, and institutional allowance, is $50,000 per year for 2 or 3 years. Citizenship: U.S. and permanent residents. Deadline: Nov. 5, 2001. WEB: http://www.nsf.gov/cgi-bin/getpub?nsf98162
GIS-Data Management Specialist: Position Number 002-944. The position will be with an interdisciplinary team of scientists working on integration of ecological simulation models with plot data, eddy covariance flux tower data, and spatial data. The goal of the research is the simulation of net primary production and net ecosystem production at landscape to regional scales. Responsibilities will include 1) management of meteorological and carbon flux data from 10 eddy covariance flux tower sites representing different biomes, 2) development and management of spatial data layers related to climate, physiography, vegetation, and soil properties, 3) running simulation models in a spatially-distributed mode, and 4) production of figures and high quality thematic maps for use in manuscripts, presentations and posters. These activities will be carried out in PC and Unix workstation environments. A working knowledge of PERL and C++ is required. Familiarity with some or all of the following is needed: ArcInfo, Imagine, IDL, SAS. Experience with relational database, desktop publishing, and webpage design software on a PC platform is desirable. M.S. in Geosciences, Geography or Computer Science preferred. B.S. with extensive experience considered. This is a full-time (1.0 FTE), fixed term faculty position. Annual re-appointment is at the discretion of the Dean. Full-time salary is $34,000 - 36,000 depending on experience and qualifications. OSU provides medical, dental, life insurance and retirements benefits. For additional information contact David Turner, Department of Forest Science, Richardson 318, Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon, 97331-5752 (541-737-5043, email@example.com). To apply send letter of application with statement of interest, vitae (resume), unofficial copies of transcripts, and 2 letters of reference by September 22 to: Glenda Serpa, Department of Forest Science, Richardson Hall 321, Oregon State University, Corvallis OR 97331-5752. Posted: 8/30/01.
Estuarine Research: The Department of Agriculture and Natural Resources of Delaware State University is seeking a Post-Doctoral Researcher (non-tenure) for a three-year, grant-supported position in NOAA's Education Partnership Environmental Cooperative Science Center. Responsibilities: this is a 12-month, non-tenure track position within the Department of Agriculture and Natural Resources, renewable for a maximum of two more years pending expected funding. The successful candidate will work with faculty, students, and National Estuarine Research Reserve (NERR) site personnel both here and in several eastern and southern states to develop an integrated (scientific and social) conceptual model of system state and health for the Delaware NERR site (St. Jones River and Estuary, Dover, Delaware). Teaching one or two marine/estuarine courses per year in the department is expected. Public outreach and the development of related research projects are encouraged. Qualifications: applicants must have a Ph.D. from an accredited college or university with major study and publication experience in one of the NOAA core science areas, such as marine, estuarine, ecological, environmental or similar. Applicants with environmental modeling experience are particularly welcome. Minority applicants are strongly encouraged to apply. Submit an application letter, resume, a maximum of two representative reprints, and two letters of recommendation to Dr. Michael A. Reiter, Department of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Delaware State University, 1200 N. DuPont Highway, Dover, Delaware 19901-2277 (firstname.lastname@example.org). Screening will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Posted: 2/20/02.
Estuarine Research: Research Associate III (Grand Bay NERR Research Coordinator), Grand Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve, Pascagoula, MS. Mississippi State University/Coastal Research and Extension Center is looking for a research associate III for the Grand Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve. MSU is one of five partners in managing the new Grand Bay NERR in Jackson County (Pascagoula) MS. The successful candidate for this time limited position must be prepared to identify and coordinate a varied research program tailored to Grand Bay. The successful candidate will not only coordinate all ongoing research, but will be actively involved in his or her own research program. This 18,000 plus acre Reserve is one of the newest of the national reserves and offers the opportunity for the successful candidate to demonstrate management and research skills. Requirements: Required: An M.S. from an accredited institution of higher learning in biology, marine science, estuarine ecology, ecology, zoology, wildlife and fisheries or related discipline, in addition to three or more years of experience in research and/or research coordination. Preferred: A Ph.D. from an accredited institution of higher learning in biology, marine science, estuarine ecology, ecology, zoology, wildlife and fisheries or related discipline. All candidates must possess excellent writing, oral and interpersonal communication skills. A demonstrated ability to coordinate multi-disciplinary research programs is required. In addition, the successful candidate must possess demonstrated research skills. Applications: Applicants should send a letter of application, transcripts, and two letters of reference to C. David Veal, Head, Coastal Research and Extension Center, 2710 Beach Blvd., Suite 1-E, Biloxi, MS 39531, phone 228-388-4710 and fax 228-388-1375. Applications will be accepted until November 12, 2001, or until a suitable candidate is identified. Posted: 10/19/01.
Program Officer: The Board on Life Sciences of the National Academy of Sciences is searching for life scientists to serve as program officers. Program officers help develop and manage timely and relevant studies dealing with current issues in the life sciences and their impact on public policy. The work of the Board is currently focused on three main areas: biotechnology and genetics, biodiversity and ecology, and biology education. Recent projects include the report "Stem Cells and the Future of Regenerative Medicine" (see http://www.nap.edu/catalog/10195.html), as well as on-going studies on agricultural bioterrorism, recommendations for the restructuring the National Institutes of Health, the reform of curricula for undergraduate biology education, and the progress of systems biology. The program officer interacts with senior level executives, scientists, scholars, and administrators both internal and external to the National Academies, and may direct the work of other technical and administrative support staff. Interaction with senior staff and external contacts coupled with analysis of events in both science and the policy affecting it are the basis for the program officer's development of study proposals. From the proposal stage, the program officer acts as a project manager, identifying experts to serve as committee members, analyzing the various facets of an issue and the different approaches to a solution, and helping expert committees summarize their findings in reports. The successful candidate must have excellent oral and written communication skills and a background in the life sciences (e.g. molecular genetics, cell biology, microbiology, ecology): minimum PhD and one year work experience or MS and four years work experience. Additional experience with public policy for science is highly desirable. Contact: Dr. Fran Sharples, 202 334 2187 or email@example.com. Posted: 10/23/01.
Chief, Watershed Ecology Branch: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is seeking qualified candidates to fill the position of Chief, Terrestrial Ecology Branch (TEB), at the National Health and Environmental Effects Research Laboratory's (NHEERL) Western Ecology Division (WED) in Corvallis, Oregon. This branch will soon be renamed the Watershed Ecology Branch. The Branch conducts a comprehensive field and experimental research program that focuses on critical linkages between terrestrial, freshwater, and intertidal aquatic systems of watersheds. Research includes determining the effects of anthropogenic stresses, especially habitat alterations, and how changes in terrestrial systems influence aquatic ecosystems. The agency assessment and policy priorities that this branch currently focuses on are at-risk salmon and other native fish species. The ideal candidate will have strong technical skills in ecology, watershed science, natural resources, environmental sciences or a closely related field, as well as strong research team leadership skills. This is a permanent, full-time position. U.S. citizenship is required and candidates must meet U.S. Office of Personnel Management qualification requirements including specific educational coursework. Candidates should have the required education and/or experience as described in the announcements referenced below. Salary ranges from $76,271 to $116,633 and is commensurate with qualifications. The selected candidates will be eligible for a full benefits package, including relocation expenses, health insurance, life insurance, retirement and vacation and sick leave. How To Apply: Vacancy announcements and application instructions are posted on the U.S. Office of Personnel Management's (OPM's) web site at http://www.usajobs.opm.gov and on the EPA vacancy web site at http://www.epa.gov/ezhire as of 4/22/02 under the following titles and announcement numbers: Supervisory Life Scientist/Environmental Scientist/Ecologist - RTP-DE-2002-0127; Supervisory Life Scientist, RTP-MP-2002-0176; Supervisory Ecologist - RTP-MP-2002-0177; and Supervisory Physical Scientist - RTP-MP-2002-0178. The application deadline is 05/24/02. For further information, contact the EPA Human Resources Management Division at (800) 433-9633, and reference "WED Branch Chief Position." Position Closes May 24, 2002. Posted: 3/8/02, revised: 4/25/02.
Chief, Ecosystem Characterization Branch: United States Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development, National Health and Environmental Effects Research Laboratory, Western Ecology Division. SUPERVISORY LIFE SCIENTIST/PHYSICAL SCIENTIST, GS-0401/1301-14/15. The US Environmental Protection Agency's National Health and Environmental Effects Research Laboratory, Western Ecology Division in Corvallis, Oregon is seeking qualified candidates to fill the position of Chief of the Ecosystem Characterization Branch. This position will lead a group of multidisciplinary scientists in planning and conducting a comprehensive research program on the effects of natural and anthropogenic stress on the structure and function of ecosystems. The program should include research that characterizes the relationship between stressors and ecological processes and conditions, particularly at the watershed and landscape scales. This research program should also address the effects of landscape patterns and habitat quality on wildlife and aquatic dependent populations, including rare and endangered species. The ideal candidate will have strong skills in landscape ecology, modeling, and research program leadership. This is a permanent, full-time position. U.S. citizenship is required and candidates must meet U.S. Office of Personnel Management qualification requirements including specific educational coursework. Candidates should have the required education and/or experience as described in the announcement referenced below. Salary ranges from $72,969 to $111,581 and is commensurate with qualifications. The selected candidate will be eligible for a full benefits package, including relocation expenses, health insurance, life insurance, retirement and vacation and sick leave. HOW TO APPLY: Vacancy announcements and application instructions will be posted on the U.S. Office of Personnel Management's (OPM's) web site at http://www.usajobs.opm.gov as of August 27, 2001 under announcement number EPA-RTP- DE-2001-182. The application deadline is October 1, 2001. For further information, contact the EPA Human Resources Management Division at (800) 433-9633, and reference "WED Branch Chief position." Posted: 9/7/01.
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