Postdoctoral and Professional Positions
Last update: 7/2/2007 (post dates from the last two weeks in red)
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Postdoctoral Fellowship Program Links
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|Public Affairs Representative||American Institute of Biological Sciences||9/14/07||6/5/07|
|Spatial Vegetation Modeling & Landscape Ecology||USDA Forest Service (Oregon)||8/2/07||6/27/07|
|Quantitative Modelling of Forest Dynamics||Columbia University||7/31/07||6/27/07|
|Plant-Insect Interactions||Tufts University||7/15/07||6/8/07|
|Modelling Ecosystem Processes/Global Change||University of Tasmania (Australia)||7/13/07||7/2/07|
|Fisheries Population Dynamics||NOAA National Marine Fisheries Service||7/8/07||6/25/07|
|Wind Dynamics and Seed Dispersal in Fragmented Landscapes||Washington University in St. Louis||7/2/07|
|Animal Behavior||Disney’s Animal Kingdom/University of Central Florida||7/1/07||5/9/07|
|Visiting Lecturer, Wetland Ecology||Florida International University||6/30/07||6/4/07|
|Puma Habitat Modeling||Colorado State University||6/30/07||5/24/07|
|Forest Landscape Modelling||Université Laval||6/28/07|
|Salmon Ecologist||University of Montana||6/26/07|
|River Ecosystem Biogeochemistry||University of Montana||6/26/07|
|Carbon in Tropical Forests and Climate Change||Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (Panama)||6/25/07|
|Fire Ecologist||USDA Forest Service (California)||6/19/07|
|Research Specialist, Plant Ecophysiology/Ecosystem Ecology||University of Arizona||6/18/07|
|Assistant Director of the James Reserve||University of California, Riverside||6/18/07|
|Carbon Sequestration||University of Minnesota||6/15/07|
|Biosphere Complexity Analyst||British Antarctic Survey (UK)||6/15/07||6/8/07|
|Parasite Interactions||University of the West of England, Bristol (UK)||6/15/07||6/4/07|
|Fish Ecology & Behavior||University of California, Davis||6/15/07||6/4/07|
|Ecological Genomics and Climate Change||Yale University||6/15/07||6/4/07|
|Aquatic or Landscape Ecology||US Environmental Protection Agency||6/15/07||5/29/07|
|Amphibian Disease Ecology||University of Tennessee-Knoxville||6/15/07||5/21/07|
|Mathematical Ecology and Epidemiology||University of Georgia||6/15/07||5/17/07|
|Avian Ecology||Archbold Biological Station||6/15/07||5/9/07|
|Plant-Soil Dynamics in Tropical Forests||University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee||6/15/07||4/30/07|
|Climate Change/Population & Community Dynamics||University of Sheffield (UK)||6/13/07|
|Research Plant Physiologist||USDA-ARS||6/11/07|
|Evolution and Behavior Lecturer||Appalachian State University||6/11/07||5/9/07|
|Mosquito/Vector Biology||Rutgers University||6/8/07|
|Historical Landscape Ecology||University of Missouri-Columbia||6/5/07|
|Climate Change/Conservation Planning/Land Management||University of Washington||6/5/07||5/23/07|
|Ecosystem modeling, landscape/restoration ecology||University of Nevada, Reno||6/4/07|
|Hydrological Modeling||University of Montana||6/4/07|
|Instructor, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology||UCLA||6/4/07||5/11/07|
|Evolutionary Genomics and Molecular Evolution||Duke University||6/1/07||5/8/07|
|Director of Conservation Science||PRBO Conservation Science||6/1/07||4/23/07|
|Lynx Ecology/Modeling||Colorado State University||5/31/07||4/9/07|
|Herpetology/Ecology||Florida International University||5/31/07||4/3/07|
|Soil Scientist, Grasslands||AgResearch (New Zealand)||5/26/07||5/15/07|
|Ecology and Management of Crop Pests||USDA-ARS (Montana)||5/25/07||4/5/07|
|Botany Teaching||University of Oklahoma||5/23/07|
|Aquatic Ecosystem Ecology||Cornell University||5/21/07|
|Canopy Arthropod Ecology||University of Rennes 1 (France)||5/20/07||5/8/07|
|Bayesian Analysis of Whale Ship-Strike Risk||University of Florida||5/18/07||5/10/07|
|Ecology of Invasive Plants||CSIRO Entomology||5/18/07||4/23/07|
|Modeling Boreal Soil Carbon Dynamics||University of Colorado at Boulder||5/16/07|
|Wildlife Disease Ecology||USGS National Wildlife Health Center||5/16/07||5/7/07|
|Dendro-Climatology||Université du Québec en Abitibi-Témiscamingue (Canada)||5/15/07|
|Historical Landscape Ecology||University of Wisconsin-Madison||5/15/07|
|Ecological Modeling||University of Tasmania (Australia)||5/10/07|
|Climate Change and Ants||North Carolina State University||5/10/07||4/13/07|
|Marine Conservation Project Manager||Duke University Marine Lab||5/8/07|
|Mathematical Modeling of Infectious Disease||Emory University||5/8/07|
|Biodiversity of Coral Reefs||James Cook University (Australia)||5/7/07|
|Ecologist and Environmental/Resource Economist||Woods Hole Research Center||5/?/07||4/23/07|
|Plant Community Ecology||Michigan State University||5/1/07||4/6/07|
|Forest Ecologist/Silviculturist||Oregon State University||5/1/07||3/30/07|
|Quantitative Ecologist||San Diego State University||5/1/07||3/15/07|
|Ecologist/Program Manager||Institute for Wildlife Studies||4/30/07||4/5/07|
|Ecology & Evolutionary Biology||University of Toronto||4/30/07||3/19/07|
|Spatial Ecology, Everglades||University of Florida||4/30/07||3/15/07|
|Sustainable Environmental Management||US EPA National Risk Management Laboratory||4/27/07||3/23/07|
|Plant Community Response to Global Change||University of Tennessee||4/25/07||3/29/07|
|Aquatic Ecology/Invasive Species||Central Michigan University||4/23/07|
|Conservation Biology||University of South Florida||4/23/07|
|Senior Lecturer in Wildlife Science||Penn State University||4/23/07||4/3/07|
|Lecturer in Environmental Science||Santa Clara University||4/20/07||3/21/07|
|Atmosphere-Biosphere Exchange||Centre d'Ecologie Fonctionelle et Evolutive (France)||4/16/07|
|Editor||British Ecological Society||4/16/07||3/22/07|
|Arthropod Population Dynamics||University of California, Berkeley||4/16/07||3/15/07|
|Biology Education||Michigan State University||4/15/07||4/2/07|
|Quantitative Ecology||University of Toronto (Canada)||4/15/07||3/5/07|
|Assistant Director for Education and Outreach||Kellogg Biological Station, Michigan State||4/13/07|
|Tropical Tree Functional Diversity||UMR Ecologie des Forêts de Guyane (French Guiana)||4/13/07|
|Supervisory Biologist, Wildlife Conservation||US Fish and Wildlife Service||4/13/07||4/3/07|
|Tundra Ecosystem Ecology/Vegetation Response to Climate Change||University of British Columbia (Canada)||4/11/07||3/23/07|
|Plant Invasion Biology||University of Bern (Switzerland)||4/10/07||3/22/07|
|Executive Director||New York State Biodiversity Research Institute||4/10/07||2/20/07|
|Fish Physiology||University of North Texas||4/6/07|
|Tropical Successional Vegetation Dynamics||University of Connecticut||4/6/07|
|Invasive Insects/Forest Health||Michigan Technological University||4/4/07|
|Climate Change Ecology||University of California, Santa Cruz||4/3/07|
|Clean Development/Climate Policy||U.S. State Department Office of Global Change||4/2/07||3/27/07|
|Mycorrhizal Ecology||Freie Universitaet Berlin (Germany)||4/2/07||3/12/07|
|Sustainable Forest Management||University of Massachusetts-Amherst||4/2/07||2/27/07|
|Director of Public Programs||University of Virginia||4/2/07||2/26/07|
|Director, Tropical Forests and Climate Initiative||Union of Concerned Scientists||4/?/07||3/13/07|
|Coral Reef Fish Ecology||University of Windsor (Canada)||4/1/07||3/27/07|
|Forest Modeling||University of Toronto (Canada)||4/1/07||3/23/07|
|Physiological Plant Ecology||University of Alaska Anchorage||4/1/07||3/23/07|
|Ecosystem C Dynamics||Washington State University||4/1/07||3/13/07|
|Riparian Ecologist/Community Ecologist||Oregon State University||4/1/07||3/8/07|
|Food Web Dynamics||University of Maryland||4/1/07||2/2/07|
|Assistant Director for Geosciences||National Science Foundation||3/31/07||1/25/07|
|Molecular Microbial Ecology (2 positions)||Oak Ridge National Laboratory||3/31/07||10/17/06|
|Lecturer in Environmental Studies (Ethics/Justice)||Santa Clara University||3/30/07||3/21/07|
|Ecology and Evolution of Urban Ants||North Carolina State University||3/29/07|
|Marine Carbon Cycle Modeling||Mount Allison University (Canada)||3/28/07|
|Climate Change, Biofuels and Agriculture||Duke University||3/25/07||2/14/07|
|Regional Biogeosciences and Environmental Sciences||Duke University||3/25/07||2/14/07|
|Research Entomologist, Invasive Species||USDA-ARS Beneficial Insects Introduction Research Unit||3/23/07||3/1/07|
|Fire Ecologist||Missouri State University||3/23/07||2/26/07|
|Appalachian Trail Monitoring||National Park Service||3/23/07||2/26/07|
|Ecological Genomics||Kansas State University/Yale University||3/20/07||3/6/07|
|Plant Ecology||University of Nevada, Reno||3/19/07|
|Course Coordinator/Lecturer, Interdisciplinary Biology||Stanford University||3/19/07||2/14/07|
|Instructor, Ecology (short-term)||University of Pittsburgh||3/16/07||1/26/07|
|Hydrologic/Fluvial Landscape Modeling||University of Georgia||3/15/07|
|Trace Gas Fluxes, Everglades||Florida International University||3/15/07|
|Climate Change/Warming Effects on Tundra||Florida International University||3/15/07|
|Grassland Ecologist||University of Nebraska-Lincoln||3/15/07||2/27/07|
|Terrestrial Vertebrate Conservation Ecology/Biogeography||University of California San Diego||3/15/07||2/27/07|
|Community and Ecosystem Ecology||Idaho State University||3/15/07||2/20/07|
|Theoretical Biology (2 positions)||University of Pennsylvania||3/15/07||1/30/07|
|Chief Scientist||National Ecological Observatory Network||3/13/07|
|Ecological Modeling of Fish/Stream Fragmentation||USGS-BRD Conte Anadromous Fish Research Center||3/9/07||2/20/07|
|Carbon Cycle/Isotopes||University of California Irvine||3/8/07|
|Soil Ecology/Soil Biogeochemistry||University of Alaska Anchorage||3/7/07||2/22/07|
|Ecosystem Modeling||NOAA Northwest Fisheries Science Center||3/7/07||2/21/07|
|Insect Physiological ecology/evolution||University of Florida||3/5/07||2/27/07|
|Instructor, Ecology (part-time, temporary)||University of Nevada, Las Vegas||3/5/07||2/16/07|
|Landscape Ecologist||Everglades National Park||3/2/07||2/6/07|
|Biology Teaching & Research||Colgate University||3/2/07||1/31/07|
|Lecturer, Ecology||Idaho State University||3/1/07||2/20/07|
|Watershed Classification||Smithsonian Environmental Research Center||3/1/07||2/20/07|
|Microbial Community Ecology||Georgia Tech||3/1/07||2/19/07|
|Plant Ecology||Iowa State University||3/1/07||1/25/07|
|Watershed Ecology||University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science||3/1/07||11/15/06|
|Community/Ecosystem Genetics and Chemical Ecology||University of Wisconsin - Madison||2/28/07||1/25/07|
|Executive Director, National Phenology Network||U.S. Geological Survey||2/23/07||2/20/07|
|Methane Cycling||University of California at Berkeley||2/21/07|
|Arctic Ecosystem Fluxes||Marine Biological Laboratory||2/20/07|
|Restoration Ecologist||Everglades National Park||2/20/07||2/6/07|
|Plant Volatile Organic Compound Emissions||Estonian University of Life Sciences||2/16/07|
|Theoretical Viral Ecology||Georgia Tech||2/15/07||1/17/07|
|Ecology of Plant-Insect Interactions||Muhlenberg College||2/15/07||1/17/07|
|Mathematical Ecology/Ecological Economics (2 positions)||University of Miami||2/15/07||1/9/07|
|Watershed Ecology||University of Florida||2/15/07||12/7/06|
|Ecologist/Air Pollution||US Environmental Protection Agency||2/9/07||2/2/07|
|Aquatic Ecology (2 positions)||Trent University (Canada)||2/5/07||1/23/07|
|Climate Change Ecology/Community & Ecosystem Modeling||University of Massachusetts||2/?/07||1/9/07|
|Phylogeny and Tropical Ecology||Universite Paul Sabatier (France)||2/1/07||1/4/07|
|Atmosphere-Biosphere Exchange||Centre d'Ecologie Fonctionelle et Evolutive (France)||2/1/07||1/2/07|
|Ecological Genomics||Kansas State University||2/1/07||12/5/06|
|Science Policy||American Meteorological Society/NCAR||2/1/07||12/4/06|
|Spatial Modeling of Sudden Oak Death||University of North Carolina at Charlotte||2/1/07||11/30/06|
|Landscape Disease Ecology||Kansas State University||1/30/07||1/22/07|
|Diversification of Plant Lineages within Habitats||University of Rennes 1 (France)||1/28/07||1/11/07|
|Climate-Ecosystem Feedbacks||University of California, Merced||1/26/07|
|Wheat Physiology||Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique (France)||1/26/07|
|Butterfly Ecology||Washington State University Vancouver||1/26/07||1/11/07|
|Hydrologist||USGS, NC Water Science Center||1/26/07||1/4/07|
|Landscape/Population Ecology||University of Florida||1/25/07||12/14/06|
|Theoretical Ecology, Food Webs||McGill University (Canada)||1/24/07|
|Director, Species Program||NatureServe||1/24/07|
|Quantitative Ecologist||Applied Biomathematics||1/23/07|
|Wildlife Disease Ecology||USGS Northern Rocky Mountain Science Center||1/22/07|
|Conservation Ecology/Modelling||Centre de Recherche Public (Luxembourg)||1/22/07|
|Plant-Soil-Interaction in Alpine Grassland||Swiss Federal Research Station Agroscope Reckenholz-Taenikon||position filled||1/19/07|
|Biodiversity in Shade Coffee Agriculture||Stockholm University (Sweden)||1/17/07|
|Ecological Analysis and Synthesis||University of California, Santa Barbara||1/15/07||11/14/06|
|Population Biology||University of California Davis||1/12/07||12/19/06|
|Biodiversity of Coral Reefs||James Cook University (Australia)||1/12/07||12/19/06|
|Modelling of Coupled Social-Ecological Systems||James Cook University (Australia)||1/12/07||12/15/06|
|Soil Ecologist/Microbiologist||University of California-Davis||1/11/07|
|Forest Ecology||Michigan State University||1/10/07||12/19/06|
|Wetland Modeling||US Fish and Wildlife Service||1/10/07||12/14/06|
|Parasitoid-Caterpillar Interactions||University of Colorado||1/1/07||11/15/06|
|Weed Ecology||Montana State University||12/27/06|
|Education Director||Organization for Tropical Studies (Costa Rica)||12/20/06|
|Carbon Cycling/Isotopes||Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory||12/19/06|
|Environmental Policy||Public Policy Institute of California||12/15/06|
|Plant-Herbivore Ecology||University of Missouri-St. Louis||12/15/06||10/31/06|
|Insect Community Ecology/Tritrophic Interactions||University of California, Riverside||12/15/06||10/20/06|
|Plant Ecology||University of California, Santa Barbara||12/9/06||8/26/06|
|Tree Physiology||USDA Forest Service (Oregon)||12/5/06|
|Forest Physiology||Oak Ridge National Laboratory||filled||12/4/06|
|Director, Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center||U.S. Geological Survey||12/4/06||11/16/06|
|Comparative Analyses of Plant Functional Traits||Centre d'Ecologie Fonctionnelle et Evolutive (France)||12/1/06|
|Mathematical Ecology/Modeling of Infectious Disease||Georgia Tech||12/1/06||11/29/06|
|Rangeland Management||University of Arizona||position filled||11/21/06|
|Disease Ecology||Penn State University||12/1/06||10/31/06|
|Ecosystem Modeling & Synthesis||University of Wyoming||12/1/06||10/27/06|
|Plant Biology||Harvard University||12/1/06||10/18/06|
|Director, Division for Ecology and Conservation Science||Illinois Natural History Survey||12/1/06||9/27/06|
|Micrometeorologist/Biometeorologist||Oregon State University||12/1/06||8/29/06|
|Instructor, Landscape Ecology||University of Florida||11/28/06|
|Wildlife Habitat and Climate Change||USDA Forest Service (Colorado)||11/16/06|
|Fish Ecology||Idaho State University||11/15/06|
|Modeling Insect Behavior||Ben-Gurion University (Israel)||11/15/06|
|Database Approaches to Conservation Biology||University of Maryland||11/15/06|
|Invasive Species Ecology, Policy, Management||Michigan State University||11/15/06||10/17/06|
|Aquatic Ecosystem Ecology||Utah State University||11/15/06||9/27/06|
|Forest Ecology and Modelling||Université Laval (Québec)||11/15/06||9/21/06|
|Soil and Ecosystem Health||U.S. Geological Survey||11/15/06||9/12/06|
|Population Ecology||Centre d’Etudes Biologiques de Chizé (France)||11/15/06||8/30/06|
|Biogeochemistry (2 positions)||USGS EROS||11/15/06||8/15/06|
|Conservation Science||World Wildlife Fund||11/15/06||7/6/06|
|Plant Physiological Ecology Teaching||UCLA||11/14/06|
|Landscape Ecology||University of Florida||11/13/06|
|Rangeland Management/Ecology||USDA ARS (Montana)||11/13/06||10/18/06|
|Environmental Effects of Air Pollution||US EPA National Center for Environmental Assessment||11/8/06||10/19/06|
|Stream Ecology and Ecosystem Modeling||University of Montana||11/3/06||10/19/06|
|Policy Coordinator||Society for Conservation Biology||11/3/06||9/25/06|
|Associate Director, Coastal and Marine Laboratory||Florida State University||11/1/06||10/2/06|
|Terrestrial Biogeochemistry/Greenhouse Gas Dynamics||Michigan State University||11/1/06||10/2/06|
|Biometeorologist/Modeler||Oregon State University||11/1/06||9/27/06|
|Salmon Population Modeling||USGS-BRD Conte Anadromous Fish Research Center||10/31/06|
|Plant Ecology||University of Kwazulu-Natal (South Africa)||10/31/06||9/21/06|
|Avian Population Modeling||US EPA NHEERL||10/31/06||9/7/06|
|Ecosystem Ecology||USDA Forest Service RMRS||10/27/06|
|Ecological Genomics||Kansas State University||10/23/06||10/3/06|
|Soil Ecology (2 positions)||Holden Arboretum||10/20/06|
|Modelling Ecological Invasion||Institut national agronomique Paris-Grignon (France)||10/19/06|
|Resident Faculty||Santa Fe Institute||10/17/06|
|Evolutionary Plant Physiology||Colorado State University||10/17/06|
|Coordinator, REU Program||Organization for Tropical Studies (Costa Rica)||10/15/06||10/2/06|
|Marine Invasion Ecology||Smithsonian Environmental Research Center||10/15/06||9/20/06|
|Assistant Director, Environmental Research Center||University of Notre Dame||10/15/06||9/15/06|
|Ecohydrology||University of Hawaii at Manoa||10/15/06||9/14/06|
|Pollination Ecology||University of Hawaii at Mânoa||10/15/06||9/13/06|
|Avian Ecology||Archbold Biological Station||10/15/06||8/25/06|
|Forest Ecology||Landcare Research (New Zealand)||10/15/06||8/18/06|
|Ecohydrologist||Stanford University, TNC, and WWF||10/13/06|
|Animal Evolutionary Ecologist||Willamette University||10/13/06||8/14/06|
|Ecology of Invasive Plants||CSIRO Sustainable Ecosystems (Australia)||10/9/06|
|Forest Fire Ecology||Ontario Forest Research Institute (Canada)||10/3/06|
|Ecological Genetics and Evolutionary Ecology||University of Virginia||10/3/06|
|Biocomplexity Curriculum Developer||TERC||10/3/06|
|Intertidal Ecology/Population Biology||Villanova/San Diego State University||10/2/06|
|Arthropod Biodiversity||Pennsylvania State University||10/1/06||9/22/06|
|Climate-Vegetation Interactions||University of Nevada, Reno||10/1/06||9/6/06|
|Field Station Director||College of Charleston||10/1/06||9/5/06|
|Resident Professor||Organization for Tropical Studies||10/1/06||8/29/06|
|Coordinator, NAPIRE Program||Organization for Tropical Studies||10/1/06||8/29/06|
|Executive Director||New York State Biodiversity Research Institute||9/30/06||8/25/06|
|Hurricane Impacts on Southeast Forests||Tulane University||9/30/06||8/16/06|
|Regional Biogeosciences and Ecology||Duke University||9/30/06||8/14/06|
|Freshwater Fish Ecology and Conservation||Wildlife Conservation Society Canada||9/30/06||7/21/06|
|Fire Ecology and Modeling||University of California Berkeley||9/27/06|
|Land Surface Modeling/Soil C Dynamics||St. Francis Xavier University (Canada)||9/25/06|
|Rangeland Ecology||USDA ARS (Nevada)||9/22/06||8/25/06|
|Microbial Ecology||Michigan State University||position filled||9/21/06|
|Natural Resource Management||Shenandoah National Park||9/15/06||9/1/06|
|Watershed Biogeochemistry||Washington State University Vancouver||9/14/06|
|Remote Sensing and Invasive Plants||Michigan State University||9/14/06|
|Genetic Aspects of Global Change||University of Notre Dame||9/13/06|
|Plant Ecology||Utah State University||9/12/06|
|Agroecology||Penn State University||9/11/06|
|Microbial Ecologist||Appalachian Farming Systems Research Center||9/7/06|
|Modeling Ticks & Disease||University of Rhode Island||9/5/06|
|Plant Ecology/Global Change/Evolution||Macquarie University (Australia)||9/4/06||7/26/06|
|Plant Conservation Biology||Missouri Botanical Garden||9/1/06|
|Theoretical Aquatic Ecology||Potsdam University (Germany)||9/1/06||7/24/06|
|Seed Dispersal Ecology||Columbia University||9/1/06||7/14/06|
|Quantitative Fisheries Scientist||Michigan State University||8/30/06||8/15/06|
|Science Director||Organization for Tropical Studies||8/29/06|
|Spatial Ecology||Arizona State University||8/28/06|
|Insect Ecology and Conservation Biology (2 positions)||University of Maryland||8/25/06|
|Insect Spatial Dynamics||University of Louisiana||8/25/06|
|Landscape Ecology/Fire||University of Nevada-Reno||8/25/06|
|Microbial Ecology||Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory||8/25/06|
|Instructor, Conservation Biology (short-term position)||Rocky Mountain Biological Laboratory||8/21/06||8/14/06|
|Rangeland Ecology||USDA ARS (Oregon)||8/21/06||8/14/06|
|Rangeland Ecology||USDA ARS (Montana)||8/20/06||7/24/06|
|Rangeland Ecology||USDA ARS (Oklahoma)||8/18/06||7/21/06|
|Environmental Protection Specialist||US EPA Office of Atmospheric Programs||8/17/06|
|Stream Ecology/Stable Isotopes/Stoichiometry||University of Georgia||8/16/06|
|Conservation Planning||North Carolina State University||8/16/06|
|Environmental Scientist||Conestoga-Rovers & Associates||8/15/06|
|Bird Physiology||University of Wisconsin||8/15/06|
|Forest Soils/Global Change||Smithsonian Environmental Research Center||8/15/06||7/6/06|
|Biology Teaching||Swarthmore College||8/15/06||6/26/06|
|Ecology and Economics in Forested Landscapes||Michigan State University||8/14/06|
|Science Associate, National Ecological Observatory Network||American Institute of Biological Sciences||8/14/06|
|Ecological Modeling||University of Oklahoma||8/14/06|
|Spatial Analysis/Disease Risk||University of Wyoming||8/14/06|
|Population Ecology||University of Georgia||position filled||8/14/06|
|Biometeorology/Ecosystem Ecology||Oregon State University||8/11/06||7/24/06|
|Carbon Sequestration||AgCert Services Inc.||8/1/06||6/23/06|
|Fisheries Ecology/Statistics||NOAA Northwest Fisheries Science Center||8/1/06||6/22/06|
|Wildlife Ecology||University of Vermont||8/1/06||6/8/06|
|Fellowship Coordinator||Smithsonian Environmental Research Center||7/31/06||7/14/06|
|Terrestrial Animal Population/Community Ecologist||Smithsonian Environmental Research Center||7/31/06||6/22/06|
|Plant Physiological Ecology||University of Hawaii at Manoa||7/31/06||5/18/06|
|Ecosystem Modeling||Auburn University||7/30/06||6/8/06|
|Molluscan Ecology & Taphonomy||University of Chicago||7/26/06|
|Marine Community/Ecosystem Ecology||University of Florida||7/24/06|
|Aquatic Ecologist||National Park Service (Alaska)||7/24/06||7/7/06|
|Ecological Synthesis||University of California, Santa Barbara||7/24/06||6/14/06|
|Ecology/Global Change||USDA/ARS (Colorado)||7/21/06|
|Microbial Community Ecology||University of Oregon||7/15/06||7/7/06|
|Insect Invasion Ecology (2 positions)||University of Hawaii||7/15/06||7/6/06|
|Plant Ecology||University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee||7/15/06||6/23/06|
|Wildlife Habitat Assessment||USDA Forest Service (Massachusetts)||7/15/06||6/16/06|
|Landscape Ecology, Plant-Animal Interactions||University of Florida/Washington University||7/14/06|
|Aquatic Insect Community Ecology||University of Calgary (Alberta)||7/14/06|
|Freshwater or Marine Ecology||Stony Brook University||7/10/06||6/13/06|
|Forest/Fire Ecologist||USDA Forest Service (Washington)||7/7/06||6/22/06|
|Invasive Birds in Europe||Hebrew University (Israel)||7/6/06|
|U.S. Marine Mammal Commission/NRC Research Associateships||U.S. Marine Mammal Commission/NRC||6/15/07||5/23/07|
|Congressional Science Fellowship Program||American Meteorological Society/UCAR||2/1/07||12/4/06|
|Postdoctoral Fellowships||Smithsonian Environmental Research Center||1/15/07||7/6/06|
|Smithsonian Institution Fellowship Programs||Smithsonian Institution||1/15/07||7/6/06|
|AAAS Science and Technology Policy Fellowships||American Association for the Advancement of Science||12/20/06||7/6/06|
|Earth Institute Fellows Program||Columbia University||12/1/06||7/6/06|
|USGS Mendenhall Postdoctoral Fellowship Program||United States Geological Survey||11/15/06||7/6/06|
|Kathryn Fuller Fellowship in Conservation Science||World Wildlife Fund||11/15/06||7/6/06|
|NSF Minority Postdoctoral Research Fellowships||National Science Foundation||11/6/06||10/18/06|
|NRC Research Associateships||National Research Council of the National Academies||11/1/06||8/15/06|
|NSERC Postdoctoral Fellowships||Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada||10/15/06||7/6/06|
|Marshall Sherfield Fellowships||Marshall Scholarships||10/10/06||8/22/06|
|Michigan Society of Fellows||University of Michigan||10/6/06||7/6/06|
|Smith Conservation Research Fellowship Program||Society for Conservation Biology||9/29/06||7/6/06|
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Research Specialist, Plant Ecophysiology/Ecosystem Ecology: Applications are invited for a full-time Senior Research Specialist position in Steve Archer’s lab in the University of Arizona School of Natural Resources (annual salary range $39,173 – $45,686; hard money position). The successful candidate will interact with collaborators in ecosystem science, physiological ecology, soil science, landscape ecology, remote sensing and ecosystem modeling. Research emphasizes grass-woody plant interactions in the context of patch dynamics, climate change and land use in dryland ecosystems. Ongoing studies are focused on understanding factors controlling the relative abundance of woody and herbaceous life forms in drylands and ecosystem responses to changes in grass-shrub abundance (e.g., primary production, root biomass and turnover, litter decomposition, soil nutrient pools and fluxes, plant gas exchange, plant and soil water relations, and population biology). Supervision and coordination of activities of undergraduate student workers, technicians and graduate students in the collection and processing of plant, soil, and water samples for physical and chemical analysis are an important component of the position. Management and analysis of extensive databases are also important responsibilities. The position can be tailored to the expertise/interests of the selected applicant. Candidate is expected to actively participate in the development of manuscripts and grant proposals. For more details on activities, responsibilities, and application instructions, see http://ag.arizona.edu/research/archer/ Minimum Qualifications: MS in botany, plant ecophysiology, ecosystem science, plant ecology, soil science or related field; experience with field data collection techniques in plant ecology & soil science. Starting Date: 1 August 2007 (or as soon thereafter as possible). Application Procedure: Applications for this position (Job No. 38278) must be made on-line via the University of Arizona Human Resources web page. Questions? Contact Steve Archer (firstname.lastname@example.org). Posted: 6/18/07.
Physiological ecology and adaptive life history evolution: A postdoctoral position at the University of Florida is available to study the physiological basis of adaptive shifts in life history timing in the apple maggot, Rhagoletis pomonella. R. pomonella is a model system for studying the evolution of insect-host plant associations and sympatric speciation. Historically, R. pomonella larvae fed on the fruits of hawthorns (Crataegus sp.) but radiated onto domesticated apple (Malus pumila) after its introduction to North America. In areas where both hosts occur, apple and hawthorn populations form genetically distinguishable host races. The timing and depth of diapause (overwintering dormancy) are critical life-history traits differentially adapting apple and hawthorn-infesting populations of R. pomonella to differences in the fruiting times of their respective hosts, generating reproductive isolation in the process. Physiological traits such as nutrient storage and metabolic rate affect diapause length and timing in other insects. We will test the hypothesis that adaptive differences in diapause length between the apple and hawthorn host races are mediated by energetics, particularly the accumulation of metabolic fuel prior to diapause and its utilization during diapause. We will determine the functional importance of nutrient storage and metabolism to diapause length and timing for apple and hawthorn host races of R. pomonella in the field and lab; and then equate any observed difference in fuel storage, body size, and metabolic rate with allelic variation at loci that have diverged between the host races. Linking allele frequencies to diapause-associated nutrient storage and metabolism will provide the basis for our ultimate goal of identifying the specific physiological, biochemical, and genetic alterations underlying adaptive host plant-mediated life history evolution in the two R. pomonella host races. The postdoc will join Dan Hahn’s group in the Department of Entomology and Nematology at the University of Florida and will have significant interactions with Jeff Feder’s group in the Department of Biological Sciences at Notre Dame. Ideally a candidate would start in June 2007. Salary and benefits will range between $33k and $40k and are available for 3 years contingent on performance. Excellent family medical/dental health plans are available. Applicants should provide a formal letter of application, a complete biographical CV, transcripts of college courses, three letters of reference (note: the letter of application and C.V. should arrive electronically). Review of applications will begin March 5th and applications will be accepted until a suitable applicant is found. For more information, contact Dan Hahn (email@example.com). Posted: 2/27/07.
Physiological Plant Ecology: The Environment and Natural Resources Institute, University of Alaska Anchorage is seeking a physiological plant ecologist for a postdoctoral position on a NSF IPY (International Polar Year) project with field studies at Toolik Lake, AK and in NW Greenland. The incumbent will conduct and supervise experimental work elucidating the consequences of deeper snow, shrub increases and warmer summer temperature effects on leaf-level gas exchange, ecosystem carbon cycling, community composition, plant growth and plant-soil water relations. This will include studies using LiCor 6400 and 6200 instruments to quantify photosynthesis and respiration at the leaf and ecosystem-scale in addition to using stable isotope techniques (δ18O and δD) to study plant water sources, and 14C techniques to study soil respiration dynamics. The postdoctoral fellow will join a team that has conducting long-term experiments at Toolik Lake since 1994 as part of the ITEX (International Tundra Experiment) and in NW Greenland since 2002. A significant portion of the research focus will be on winter ecology. The successful applicant will be expected to assist in supervising graduate and undergraduate students and to assist the project PI's with the project management. A Ph.D. or previous postdoctoral research experience in physiological plant ecology, plant physiology, plant community ecology, plant mineral nutrition, with a background in tundra ecosystem studies is desired. The salary will be between $3500-$3700 per month plus full benefits depending on experience. Submit letter of interest highlighting research experience applicable to these research activities, curriculum vitae and the names of three references to Dr. Jeff Welker, Professor and Director, at: firstname.lastname@example.org. For complete job vacancy announcement and application process please see the full position listing. Applications are due by 1 April. The position is available beginning 1 April, 2007. Posted: 2/7/07, revised: 2/22/07, 3/23/07.
Plant Physiological Ecology Teaching: The Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at UCLA has a last minute opening for a postdoctoral teaching position or lectureship for the remaining two quarters of this year (2006/07), plus the possibility to continue the position for 2007/08. The successful applicant must have a Ph.D. and be qualified to teach plant physiology, ecology and a third course in area of specialization. The teaching post-doc appointment includes time for research and laboratory space. Lectureship includes office space only. Interested applicants should apply online with the following documents: CV; statement of research plans during fellowship (if applying for teaching post-doc); and letter of application that includes teaching experience, teaching interests, and contact information for three references. Review of applications will begin immediately. If you have questions, please contact Professor Victoria Sork, Department Chair, at email@example.com or 310-825-7755. Posted: 11/14/06.
Plant Physiological Ecology: A Postdoctoral Fellow (2-3 yr) position is available at University of Hawaii at Manoa in the laboratory of Dr. Lawren Sack (Botany Department). The position is to participate in an NSF-funded study of the responses of leaf hydraulic properties to environmental factors, their determination in vascular architecture and membrane physiology, and their impacts on whole-plant performance and ecology. Native Hawaiian species and invasive species will be studied in common gardens and across the dramatic natural moisture and soil age gradients of Hawai’i. Studies will also focus on the evolution and function of diversity in leaf traits across Hawaiian lineages and across arboretum-grown species of Araceae with exceptionally diverse leaves. Candidates interested in this position should have a PhD degree; quantitative skills; demonstration of self-motivation, productivity and creative thinking; ability to work as part of a team and to carry out research in the field as well as laboratory; and background in any or several of the following: plant hydraulics, gas exchange, anatomy, biomechanics, ecology, and/or biophysics. Stipend to be determined based on background and experience. The start date is negotiable, but before the end of 2006. Please send cover letter stating research interests, experience, and CV with three names of potential referees to: LSack@hawaii.edu. Application review will begin July 31st, 2006 and will continue until the position is filled. Posted: 5/18/06.
Research Plant Physiologist: USDA-ARS Interdisciplinary: Research Plant Physiologist, Research Soil Scientist, Research Agronomist, Agricultural Engineer or Research Hydrologist. The position will be assigned to the Crop Systems and Global Change Laboratory in Beltsville, MD. The incumbent will participate as a team member to conduct studies on nutrient (potassium and nitrogen) uptake in corn and potato focusing on root growth and architecture and nutrient movement in soil. The assignment will identify important soil and plant processes for nutrient update by roots through research in growth chambers and the field and analysis of existing data available in the literature. Results of the experimental research will be used to develop and test algorithms to simulate two dimensional nutrient uptake and transport process in soil as implemented in the new ARS models MAIZSIM (corn) and SPUDSIM (potato) interfaced with 2DSOIL. Qualifications: Recent Ph.D. in plant physiology, soil science, agronomy, agricultural engineering, hydrology or related field is required. Knowledge of nutrient uptake, root growth, and water movement in soils. Ability to write and debug computer code written in high level languages (C++, FORTAN) and working knowledge of numerical methods used in simulation models are required. See Announcement No RA-07-064H for more information. Posted: 6/11/07.
Wheat Physiology: The Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique (INRA) - UMR EGC Grignon, France is seeking an innovative, self-motivate, scientifically oustanding candidate for a post-doctoral position to investigate mechanisms involved in nitrogen deficiency tolerance of bread wheat using a simplified model of C/N relations and root architecture. This work will provide knowledge and new QTL to aid in the development of wheat varieties adapted to low input production systems, which are favoured in Europe due to low market prices and increasing environmental concerns. The position will be based at UMR EGC INRA/INA-PG, laboratory specialised in C and N interactions at plant and crop level, at Grignon, located 40 km West of Paris. The appointee will spend short periods in INRA Genetics and Breeding units in Rennes and Clermont-Ferrand. Description: A population of di-haploid (DH) lines was produced from the cross between 'Arche' and 'Récital', two varieties contrasted for their tolerance in N deficiency. QTL for N stress reaction were detected in the field. A sample of the DH lines was also grown at low N level under controlled conditions. To find pertinent parameters to explain N response, a simplified conceptual plant model was used to analyse N absorption in relation to C assimilation. It appeared that the most variable model parameter was N uptake rate computed as the ratio between total plant N and cumulated root length. A QTL detection was carried out on state variables and on model parameters to identify interesting chromosomic regions. We were however not able to take into account the relation between root biomass and architecture that is known to be a major mechanism of adaptation to mineral deficiency. We propose to further investigate wheat N deficiency tolerance under controlled conditions. The appointee will adapt an Arabidopsis model on wheat to take into account the response of root architecture to the C and N environment of the plant. He/she will then test a population of DH lines in controlled conditions to perform a QTL detection on parameters of the model. He/she will validate the QTL and the model by predicting and testing the behaviour of allelic compositions. Qualifications and experience: Required: Ph. D. in plant or crop physiology Training in modelling, and in biometric analyses. Demonstrated ability to publish papers in refereed international journals. Preferred: Experience with QTL analysis will be appreciated. Terms: appointment for 12 months. Starting date: between 1st Jan and 1st April 2007. Salary: around 2100 €/month To apply: Send (e-mail is acceptable): 1) a letter of application discussing how the stated qualifications are met; 2) a detailed curriculum vitae; 3) a list of publications and 4) names and addresses (including phone and e-mail) of three current references, to: Anne Laperche, Science du Végétal, Agrocampus Rennes, 65, rue de Saint-brieuc - CS 84215, 35042 Rennes cedex. tél : (00 33) +2 23 48 56 84, fax : (00 33) +2 23 48 54 80, e-mail : Anne.Laperche@agrocampus-rennes.fr. Posted: 1/26/07.
Tree Physiology: A Postdoctoral Research Associate position is available in the USDA Forest Service Canopy Processes research team based in Corvallis, Oregon. The candidate will participate in research on the physiology of forest trees. Examples of research topics being addressed by the team include biophysical and physiological constraints on extension growth with increasing tree height, integration of hydraulic and chemical signals in responses of upper canopy foliage to the belowground environment, and uptake and movement of water through trees in relation to size, species and changes in hydraulic architecture during stand development. Much of the team's research is done in collaboration with investigators at Oregon State University and other institutions. 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 southwestern 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, and a demonstrated facility for teamwork and interaction. The position is available March 1, 2007, 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 including publication list and contact information for three references to Frederick Meinzer, USDA Forest Service, Forestry Sciences Laboratory, 3200 SW Jefferson Way, Corvallis, OR 97331; firstname.lastname@example.org. Posted: 12/5/06.
[position filled] Forest Physiology: A postdoctoral position is available in the Environmental Sciences Division of Oak Ridge National Laboratory for a physiological ecologist to participate in our free-air CO2 enrichment experiment and contribute to our terrestrial ecosystem research. The ideal candidate will have a strong base in forest ecosystem physiology, ecology, and biogeochemical cycling and familiarity with the issues of atmospheric and climatic change. A primary expectation will be to set up and maintain sap flow probes in the FACE experiment and interpret the data in terms of stand water-use responses to elevated CO2 and daily GPP. A familiarity with forest canopy process models is desired. There will be many additional opportunities to make use of existing data sets from this experiment or to make new measurements that are consistent with the overall project objectives and the interests and expertise of the candidate. Applicants should have a Ph.D. in terrestrial physiological ecology, preferably with a focus on temperate forests, and have experience in sap flow measurements and ecosystem modeling. Please submit by mail or email a letter of application and a CV along with name, address, e-mail and telephone number of three references to: Richard Norby (email@example.com), Oak Ridge National Laboratory, 1 Bethel Valley Road, Bldg. 1062, Oak Ridge, TN 37831-6422. Please reference the position title and number (ORNL07-12-ESD) when corresponding about this position. The candidate should be available to start by March 1, 2007. We anticipate this to be a two-year position, dependent on continuing funding. This appointment is offered through the ORNL Postdoctoral Research Associates Program. Full position description (pdf). Posted: 11/30/06, revised: 12/4/06.
Evolutionary Plant Physiology: A postdoctoral position is available at Colorado State University in Fort Collins. The successful applicant will work in the Plant Evolutionary Genetics Lab of Dr. John McKay. We are looking for a highly motivated individual with a PhD in Plant Physiology or Molecular Biology (or related field) and with the demonstrated ability to carry out outstanding research in Plant Genetics and Physiology. Preference will be given to candidates with experience with standard techniques in plant ecophysiology, plant molecular biology, and/or quantitative genetics. We also emphasize the ability to interact and work collaboratively with others including graduate and undergraduate researchers at CSU and our collaborators at UC Davis and UT Austin. This Postdoctoral position is part of an NSF-funded collaboration to explore the evolution of physiology in Arabidopsis thaliana. The goal of the project is to identify and physiologically characterize genes underlying naturally-occurring variation in drought adaptation using genome-wide molecular techniques and whole-plant physiology. The position is available 1 January 2007, but the start is flexible to some degree. Salary and benefits are competitive, and CSU is an excellent academic environment for the study of plant biology. Our lab group has excellent interactions with colleagues in plant physiology, ecology, evolutionary genetics and molecular biology. Please send a letter of interest and a C.V., and the names and contact information for three references as a pdf via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. Posted: 10/17/06.
Fish Physiology: The Department of Biological Sciences and the Institute of Applied Sciences at The University of North Texas has an opening for a postdoctoral research fellow in basic and applied fish physiology. Research will focus on cardiac output and hepatic flow in multiple fish species, as well as other parameters that influences the disposition of environmental contaminants in fish. Applicants should have a Ph.D. and a background in fisheries, physiology or a related discipline. Preference will be given to candidates with experience measuring cardiovascular parameters. This is a one year position, with the possibility of a second year contingent on funding. Start Date: June 2007. To Apply: Candidates should submit a letter of interest, a curriculum Vitae, and the contact information for 3 references to Dr. Duane Huggett at email@example.com. Posted: 4/6/07.
Bird Physiology: Two-year NSF-funded postdoctoral position to study ontogeny of digestive physiology in altricial passerine birds. Besides whole-animal measures of digestive function, research will include optimizing measures of activity and expression (e.g., Western blots) of enzymes and transporters of the intestinal brush border membrane, and characterizing changes during postnatal development. PhD in biological sciences required and relevant experience in biochemical and molecular methods and animal handling highly desirable. Position available October 2006, and applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Send (preferably by email) letter of intent, curriculum vitae, and names and email addresses of three references to: William H. Karasov, Department of Wildlife Ecology, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI 53706, firstname.lastname@example.org. Posted: 8/15/06.
Ecology & Evolutionary Biology: The Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Toronto invites applications for Departmental Postdoctoral Fellowships in the areas of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, broadly defined. One position is available this year, and we expect that another will become available next year through an ongoing EEB Post-Doctoral Fellowship Program. Positions are for two years, subject to review after one year, and can begin as early as July 1, 2007. The salary is $40k Canadian per year, with research expenses covered by the Post-Doctoral Advisor. The Fellow will be a fully participating member in the Department. Candidates must identify and communicate with a potential advisor (or advisors) in advance of the application process. All full-time faculty members at the St. George (downtown) campus of the University of Toronto are eligible to serve as advisors (click here for a list of potential supervisors). Opportunities for teaching in an upper level course may be available. To apply, applicants should submit a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a short (1-2 page) description of research accomplishments, and a short (1-2 page) description of proposed research plans indicating potential faculty mentor(s), and copies of two publications. Applicants should include names and e-mail addresses for two potential referees. Applicants should also indicate the date they will be available to begin the position. All application materials must be submitted as PDF's in a single email to: Kitty Lam (email@example.com). Queries about the EEB Post Doc fellowship program can be directed to Prof. John Stinchcombe (firstname.lastname@example.org). Evaluation of Applications will begin on April 30, 2007. Posted: 3/19/07.
Plant Ecology: Postdoctoral Fellow, Iowa State University and Grassland, Soil and Water Research Laboratory (USDA-ARS), Temple, Texas. The Fellow will be based in Temple, Texas. Background - the Fellow will join a team on a NSF-funded project testing how species diversity and plant-plant interactions might differ between native and exotic grassland plant communities. Primary responsibilities are to conduct studies that compare species diversity and associated plant traits between native and exotic plant species. Day-to-day activities will include propagating plants in greenhouses, establishing field plots, conducting experimental irrigation treatments, sampling plant traits, estimating canopy light capture, species diversity, supervising undergraduate student helpers, analyzing data with appropriate statistical techniques, and preparing manuscripts. The Fellow will also be expected to develop independent projects in his/her area of expertise. Research facilities and local field sites include greenhouses with CO2 control for global change studies, and intact native and exotic-dominated grasslands and savannahs. Qualifications - a completed Ph.D. in Ecology or a related field by May 2007, experience and interest in plant community sampling, interest in conducting field studies, experience with statistical analyses, and experience in publishing manuscripts. Salary - $ 33k per year plus ISU benefits. Application procedure - send a cover letter, a CV, 1-2 preprints or reprints, and a list of at least two references to Brian Wilsey (email@example.com), Department of Ecology, Evolution and Organismal Biology, 253 Bessey Hall, Iowa State University, Ames, IA 50011. Review of applications will continue through March 1, 2007 (or until position is filled). Posted: 12/19/06, revised: 1/4/07, 1/25/07.
Ecological Analysis and Synthesis: The National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis, at the University of California, Santa Barbara, invites applications for Postdoctoral Associates. NCEAS promotes the analysis and synthesis of scientific data to address important ecological questions. Applications are open to all areas of inquiry, with interdisciplinary projects ranging across the sciences and into many allied disciplines such as economics, education and the sociology of information. Postdoctoral appointments offer an unusual opportunity with the advantages of both independence and collaboration with working groups, including scores of researchers in diverse fields. Since 1995, NCEAS has hosted 3500 individuals and supported 370 projects that have yielded more than 1000 scientific articles. The Center’s work is based on the use of existing data and information and does not support field or laboratory research. Associates are appointed for up to two years with a third year possible. Associates receive a salary of approximately $42k plus benefits, a discretionary fund, mentoring funds, and access to all Center and UCSB facilities. Recruitment deadlines are twice a year, in January and July. Next target date: January 15, 2007. For additional information and application instructions, go to http://www.nceas.ucsb.edu/opportunity or contact the Center: Telephone: (805) 892-2500, Fax: (805) 892-2510, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Posted: 11/14/06.
Carbon in Tropical Forests and Climate Change: The Center for Tropical Forest Science (CTFS) is a network of large-scale tropical forest research sites designed to address a broad array of questions concerning the biology and dynamics of tropical forests at a global scale. CTFS is based at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute in the Republic of Panama. CTFS is currently expanding its core science program to better address critical questions in the science of tropical forests. The Carbon and Climate Change Initiative builds on the unparalleled global forest monitoring program of CTFS to investigate the role of tropical forests in the global carbon cycle. The Research Fellow for the Carbon and Climate Change Initiative will work with CTFS scientists to implement this scientific program. The successful candidate will be expected to catalyze research activities focused on carbon across CTFS sites; to assist in initiating and maintaining new studies monitoring annual tree growth, litterfall, coarse woody debris, and soil carbon; and to develop his/her own research program associated with the CTFS Carbon and Climate Change Initiative. Candidates should have a Ph.D. in ecology or related subject, the ability to work with colleagues from other disciplines and cultures, and a proven track record in publishing and developing research programs. Send CV and names of three references to: Center for Tropical Forest Science, Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, Unit 0948, APO AA 34002-0948, USA. Adriana Sautu (email@example.com). Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Posted: 6/25/07.
Plant-Soil Dynamics in Tropical Forests: Post-Doctoral Research Associate position to participate in a collaborative research program that focuses on understanding the ecosystem-level processes of plant-soil interactions in tropical forests. The successful candidate will have a solid foundation in plant ecology and ecosystem ecology and will be able to analyze soil nutrient, water, and microbial community dynamics, as well as the ability to conduct field work under various conditions in tropical forests. A Ph.D. in ecology is preferred, but we will consider a M.S. level candidate with expertise in plant-soil interactions. This is a two-year position starting on August 15, 2007; however, the start date could be pushed back as late as January 1, 2008 if desired. Initial appointment will be for one year with a renewal for a second year based upon satisfactory performance. The candidate will be employed by the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and will be stationed at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute in Panama. For more information, please contact Dr. Stefan Schnitzer (firstname.lastname@example.org). To apply, send a letter of interest, CV, and contact information for three references to Stefan Schnitzer at email@example.com. Review of applications will begin June 15, 2007 and we will continue to accept and review applications until the position is filled. Posted: 4/30/07.
Tropical Successional Vegetation Dynamics: A postdoctoral position is available to work with an international team of tropical plant ecologists on a comparative study of long-term vegetation dynamics during secondary succession in rain forest areas of Mexico, Costa Rica, and Brazil. Project investigators work in NE Costa Rica (Robin Chazdon, Bryan Finegan), Chiapas, Mexico (Miguel Martinez-Ramos, Frans Bongers), and Manaus, Brazil (Rita Mesquita, Bruce Williamson). The postdoctoral position is guaranteed funding for two years through an NSF grant to the University of Connecticut. The postdoctoral associate will be directly supervised by principal investigator Robin Chazdon, but will work with all project investigators. The major duties of the postdoctoral associate are to: 1) implement standardized vegetation monitoring methodology in three study areas 2) coordinate field monitoring with local research assistants, visiting each site on a yearly basis 3) incorporate vegetation sampling data into a single, combined relational database from the three study areas 4) assemble detailed metadata for each study plot and study area 5) collaborate with project investigators on data analysis and comparative studies 6) initiate own line of research in collaboration with project investigators Requirements: A Ph.D. degree in ecology, forestry, or related field, research experience in tropical forests, and proficiency in Spanish or Portuguese. Start date is flexible, but preferably before 1 January 2008. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Application materials: Detailed CV, reprints of publications, statement of research interest (1-2 pages), and names and contact information for 3 references. Please send application materials or requests for further information to: Dr. Robin L. Chazdon Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology 75 North Eagleville Road, Unit 3043, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT 06269-3043 USA. Phone: 860-486-4057 Fax: 860-486-6364 e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Posted: 4/6/07.
Biodiversity in Shade Coffee Agriculture: A one year postdoctoral position is available at the Botany department, Stockholm University. The successful candidate will work with bird diversity and the role of birds as seed vectors for tree and shrub regeneration in forest fragments and shade coffee systems in SW Ethiopia. The montane rainforests of south-western Ethiopia have experienced a high level of fragmentations due to clearings for agriculture during the past century. The remaining forests are also more or less disturbed and utilized by the local rural population in the area. Products from the forests such as wild coffee and different spices are collected and their growth and density is promoted within the forests. The knowledge of the biodiversity in these last remnants of Ethiopian montane rainforests is very poor as well as the knowledge of the ecological effects of different levels of human management (including e.g. fragmentation, disturbance and coffee harvesting). There is an urgent need to develop strategies that combine conservation and restoration of indigenous biodiversity with sustainable use of the forest resources, which is the context in which this research project should be viewed. The project is a collaboration project with Department of Biology, Addis Abeba University. Please contact Dr. Kristoffer Hylander (tel. +46 (0)8 164899, e-mail: email@example.com) for further information as soon as possible. Posted: 1/17/07.
Tropical Tree Functional Diversity: two-year postdoctoral position studying tropical tree functional traits and species diversity, based in Kourou, French Guiana. The successful candidate will contribute to the French-funded ANR BRIDGE project, which seeks to test theories of species coexistence by integrating databases on tree distributions, molecular phylogenetics and plant functional traits. Duties will include participation in data collection, statistical analyses and manuscript preparation. Opportunities to develop independent research projects using data generated by the project are encouraged. Qualifications: A PhD in plant community ecology or a related field, demonstrated interest in the broader questions in evolutionary ecology and tropical plant biodiversity studies, a proven publication record, and strong motivation. Research experience in plant trait measurement, phylogenetic analyses and statistical modelling are desirable. The starting date is negotiable between September 1, 2007 and February 1, 2008. To Apply: Please send a single PDF file containing letter of application with statement of interest, CV and two letters of reference to Chris Baraloto (firstname.lastname@example.org), with cc to Jerome Chave (email@example.com). Posted: 4/13/07.
Phylogeny and Tropical Ecology: The Bridge project (funded by the French Research Council ANR, 2007-2009) offers one post-doctoral position for 16 months based in Toulouse, France. Essentials: You will hold a PhD in molecular phylogenetics or related fields with a proven expertise in molecular systematics techniques (DNA extractions & sequencing), preferably in plants. You will demonstrate interest in the broader questions in evolutionary ecology and tropical plant biodiversity studies. You will have a proven publication record and strong motivation. Job duties: As part of the Bridge project, you will be responsible for developing a phylogenetic hypothesis for all genera of angiosperm trees occurring in French Guiana, a French overseas department. There is an estimate of 380 tree genera in this 88,240 sq.km area of Eastern South America. In collaboration with our partners at the Herbier de Guyane (Cayenne, French Guiana Drs Christopher Baraloto, Jean-Jacques de Granville), and at the Royal Botanic Gardens (Kew, United Kingdom; Dr Vincent Savolainen), you will collect herbarium or field specimen of selected species in the genera, will produce DNA sequences of selected plastid regions (rbcL, matK), and will construct a genus-level phylogenetic hypothesis for the tree flora of French Guiana. This will be the first direct attempt to create a robust phylogenetic hypothesis at the genus level for all tree species of a tropical forest area, and will serve as a basis for the analysis of the evolution of plant traits, to which the Research Associate will contribute actively. This research will involve one trip (possibly two) to French Guiana and to the United Kingdom (KEW). Duration: 16 months Monthly salary (net): 1871 euros Starting date: ideally, May 1st, 2007 References requested (send as a single PDF file): CV + lettre of motivation + two supporting letters. Deadline: February 1st, 2007 To be sent to: Jerome Chave by email (firstname.lastname@example.org) with cc to Vincent Savolainen (V.Savolainen@kew.org), and to Christopher Baraloto (email@example.com). Laboratoire Evolution et Diversité Biologique, UMR 5174 (CNRS/UPS), Universite Paul Sabatier, Toulouse III, Batiment 4R3, F31062 Toulouse, France. Posted: 1/4/07.
Diversification of Plant Lineages within Habitats: Position is given for one year, renewable, without problems, for one year. Available from the beginning of next year, latest early spring. The major hypothesis for the project is that habitat types drive evolutionary diversification of plant lineages. Most evolutionary biologists have a hierarchical view of local species communities: Communities are assembled from a regional pool of already-evolved species via a habitat filter acting on already-evolved traits. In our project we will explore the opposite view: whether and how the ecological conditions within different types of habitats may affect the pattern and pace of evolutionary diversification of phylogenetic lineages across geological time scales. We particularly account for effects of habitats on genetic variation, divisions of gene pools, and local persistence of genetic isolates. We are especially interested in effects mediated by genomic and life history traits of the species. This research will allow us to explore how mechanisms of diversification depend on the ecological context. The major methodological approach is the analysis of databases on the phylogeny, habitat use, co-existence and life history of central European plant species, in order to reconstruct ancestral habitats, traits and how they triggered the pace and pattern of evolution. We aim for collecting additional information on the genome size of species, a still under- recorded trait linked to both environment and diversification. Eligible are holders of a PHD except French citizens. Characters of the ideal candidate (declining from essential to preferred): - competencies in using phylogenies as a tool to study for instance the role of species traits or environments on the evolution of lineages (not to be confused with phylogeny reconstruction or with phylogenetically independent comparative analyses) - competencies in the analysis of patterns in phylogenetic trees (e.g. diversification rates, directional evolution of traits, character reconstruction, randomness/symmetry/asymmetry in branching patterns) - strong publication record - programming capabilities for instance for null modeling - willingness to do field work such as sampling plant species for genome size investigation (done by an external lab), but also to spend lots of time on data base mining and statistical modelling - general knowledge of habitat types and their vegetation, of Angiosperm phylogeny, of palaeo-environments throughout the evolution of Angiosperms, and of Angiosperm life history - strong overall statistical skills -ability to work independently; contribute to discussion on research of others; respect (for most of the time) the constraints of a general theme predefined by a research proposal. The host institution is the Research Unit “Ecosystems, Biodiversity, Evolution”, co-funded by University of Rennes 1 and Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, harboring 58 researchers and teachers. Several further research institutions in ecology and evolutionary biology exist at Rennes. Our Research Group within the Research Units works among others on phylogenetic community assembly, diversification of plant phenotypes along climatic gradients, and the diversity of arthropods in tree canopies. Salary: Minimum 2200 Euros gross per month. Work permits are granted for scientists of any nationality, and even for spouses. Please send applications (including CV, publication list, statement of research interest, and major publications) or further questions by email to: Andreas Prinzing, firstname.lastname@example.org; Université de Rennes 1; Unité Mixte de Recherche CNRS 6553 « Ecobio » : Ecosystèmes - Biodiversité – Evolution ; Campus de Beaulieu, Bâtiment 14A ; 35042 Rennes Cedex, France. Review of applications will start on 28 January and continue until the position is filled. Posted: 12/19/06, revised: 1/11/07.
Comparative Analyses of Plant Functional Traits: Post Doctoral Position Available at the Centre d'Ecologie Fonctionnelle et Evolutive (Montpellier, France) The comparative approach seeks to establish fundamental rules which explain trait variation at the individual, population and species levels (Duarte 1999), with a particular emphasis on invariants (Charnov 1993; Niklas 1994) and/or trade-offs and constraints which determine organism function (Rees 1993; Wright et al. 2004). This approach allows for a more rigorous extrapolation and prediction of response or the identification of properties of poorly known entities. The objective here is to feed and synthesize information in existing data bases of plant functional traits in order to conduct comparative analyses at the species/population levels to assess general mechanisms. Trait variation corresponding to major functions will be explored in relation with two principal determinants of species distributions, i.e. disturbance regimes and resource availability. This approach will lead to a more precise predictive capacity of species replacement along environmental gradients. Phylogenetic information will be incorporated to integrate the fact that trait values may be closely dependent on phylogenetic history, i.e. to disentangle trait variations associated with a common evolutionary history from those that represent cases of convergent evolution (Silvertown & Dodd 1997, Moles et al. 2005). The work will benefit from the wide-ranging conceptual and methodological experience of the research group on the theme of plant functional traits (Lavorel & Garnier 2002; Cornelissen et al. 2003; Garnier et al. 2004; Wright et al. 2004), the insertion of data from several long-term projects, and the availability of trait data bases to be completed. The project is part of the French funded ANR programme on "Human activities: the dynamics and conservation of Mediterranean biodiversity", coordinated at CEFE. Requirements: Candidates should hold a PhD in Plant Ecology. Research experience in plant trait and phylogenetic analyses, statistical modelling and data-basing will be considered as advantages. Applications should include a full CV, a list of publications, an outline of research interests and the names of two academic referees. Applications will be considered until the position is filled. Start/Duration: The position will be open in January 2007. Duration of appointment: 18 months. Annual salary: 25,500 Euros Applicants should contact: Eric Garnier, C.N.R.S., Centre d'Ecologie Fonctionnelle et Evolutive (U.M.R. 5175), 1919 route de Mende, 34293 Montpellier Cedex 5, France. Tel. : (+) 33 4 67 61 32 42, E-mail: email@example.com. Posted: 12/1/06.
Plant Biology: Mercer and Putnam Research Fellowships. The Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University and the Harvard University Herbaria invite applications for two year research fellowships in evolutionary biology, biogeography, systematics, development, ecology, genetics, and physiology. Fellows are expected to pursue independent research projects, but must be sponsored by a research scientist or faculty member based at the Arnold Arboretum, Harvard University Herbaria, or Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology. The stipend is $40k per annum plus benefits, with up to $12k additional funds available for research expenses. Putnam Fellowships are preferentially awarded for research using the living collections of the Arnold Arboretum. Mercer Fellowships are awarded for research on vascular plants. Farlow Fellowships are awarded for research on non-vascular plants and fungi. Applications should contain: curriculum vitae; research proposal (l8 single-spaced pages with 12-point font and 1-inch margins including a research budget); relevance of research to applicant's career goals; letter of support from the Harvard sponsor(s); and three letters of recommendation. Applications should be sent to: Dr. Robert Cook, Director, Arnold Arboretum, 125 Arborway, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130. Please visit the Arnold Arboretum and Plant Biology Initiative websites for further information. Posted: 10/18/06.
Plant Ecology: The University of Kwazulu-Natal Forest Biodiversity Research Unit is recruiting a postdoctoral scientist to contribute to a study of regeneration dynamics in coastal dune forests. The project will investigate the reproductive biology of a dominant understorey shrub, Isoglossa woodii, and seek to determine the evolutionary and ecological advantages of monocarpy in this species. Applicants must be familiar with techniques in cross-pollination, measuring seed set, and quantifying pre- and post-dispersal seed predation. There will also be opportunities to develop independent research projects exploring other aspects of the dynamic and chronically stressed coastal dune forest ecosystem. A Ph.D in ecology, plant biology, or equivalent is required. The expected length of the appointment is one year, commencing in January 2007. The position will be funded at a rate of R100,000 (approx. US$14k) per annum, which is enough for an individual or small family to live comfortably in South Africa. To apply send a current CV, copies of relevant publications, a statement of research interests, and the names and contact information for two references by email to Prof. Mike Lawes. Applications must be received by 31 October 2006. Prof. Mike Lawes, Forest Biodiversity Research Unit, School of Biological and Conservation Sciences, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Private Bag X01, Scottsville, 3209, Pietermaritzburg, South Africa. Telephone +27 33 260 5443, Facsimile +27 33 260 5105, Email: Lawes@ukzn.ac.za. Posted: 9/21/06.
Plant-Insect Interactions: 1-yr USDA funded position, with possibility of 1-yr renewal, to study “Herbivore-induced changes in carbon and nitrogen transport dynamics and partitioning.” Requirements: Ph.D., experience in plant-herbivore interactions and a willingness to work with radioisotopes. Send letter of interest, CV, and three letters of recommendation to Colin Orians, 120 Dana Building, Department of Biology, Tufts University, Medford, MA 02155 by July 15. Phone: (617) 627-3543; Fax: (617) 627-3805; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Posted: 6/8/07.
Ecology of Plant-Insect Interactions: We seek a Post-Doctoral Research Associate to participate in an NSF-sponsored interdisciplinary collaborative research project on the ecological, chemical, and genetic determinants of herbivory in Lindera benzoin at Muhlenberg College. The associate will have the opportunity to develop independent research projects related to the overall project mission, mentor undergraduate research students, and collaborate with faculty in Biology, Chemistry, and Math and Computer Science. There is also a possibility (but not a requirement) to develop and offer an undergraduate course related to the particular interests of the candidate. A well-trained experimental ecologist with interests in plant-insect interactions and who may be considering a research/teaching career at an undergraduate liberal arts institution is the ideal candidate. In addition to developing independent ecological research projects, the Post-Doc will have opportunities to use or develop expertise in analytical chemistry and/or molecular genetic techniques that may include GC-MS, HPLC, and microsatellite analysis. We offer an annual salary of $42k and competitive benefits. This position begins in the summer of 2007, and may be renewed for an additional year depending on continued funding and performance. The Biology and Chemistry Departments offer outstanding facilities for research including: greenhouse and protected field sites; plant growth chambers; SEM and TEM, automated DNA sequencing; GIS, GPS, and remote sensing facilities; PCR; CHN analyzer; HPLC; GC-MS and Field Gas Chromatography all in our newly completed interdisciplinary science center. Review of applications will begin on February 15 and will continue until the position is filled. Please direct any questions and/or applications including: 1) cover letter indicating general expertise and interest in the position; 2) Current CV, 3) statement of research interests and experience including a description of specific skills; and 4) the names and contact information of at least 3 academic references either in the mail or as separate email attachments to: Rich Niesenbaum, Biology Department, Muhlenberg College, Allentown, PA 18104-5586. email@example.com, Tel. 484-664-3258, Fax. 484-664-3002. Posted: 1/17/07.
Plant-Herbivore Ecology: A postdoctoral position is offered in conjunction with secured funding from the National Science Foundation to work in the laboratory of Dr. Robert Marquis (Department of Biology, University of Missouri-St. Louis). The project focuses on determining the contribution of plant traits to the impact of leaf-tying caterpillars on the arthropod fauna of eight Missouri oak (Quercus) species. The information gained will be used to predict the conditions under which positive interactions amongst herbivores occur, affecting their mutual abundance, as well as the abundances of arthropods of other trophic levels, and plant growth and reproduction. Funding is available for two years, contingent on satisfactory performance. Applicants should be able to begin the position no later than March 1, 2007, and should have experience in field ecology and plant anti- herbivore chemistry. A Ph.D. in ecology, entomology, or forestry is required. Base for the position is the Department of Biology. Application review will begin on December 15, 2006 and will continue until the position is filled. Applicants should send electronically a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and names and contact information for three persons to serve as references to: Robert Marquis (firstname.lastname@example.org), Dept. Biology, University of Missouri-St. Louis, One University Boulevard, St. Louis, MO, 63121-4499. Posted: 10/31/06.
Parasite Interactions: A postdoctoral research fellow is required to initiate an 18 month ‘Proof of Concept' study to investigate the interactions between pathogenic bacteria and nematode worms, both commonly found co-occurring in the soil. The research fellow will join a multidisciplinary team of microbiologists, disease ecologists and molecular biologists at the University of the West of England, Bristol (UK), The Center for Infectious Disease Dynamics (CIDD), Penn State University USA and The School of Veterinary Science, University of Bristol (UK). For further details and to apply for this job please follow this link. Closing date: June 15th. Informal enquires can be made to Sarah Perkins, via email: email@example.com. Posted: 6/4/07.
Parasitoid-Caterpillar Interactions: A postdoctoral position is available to conduct research on the role of sequestered plant secondary metabolites in parasitoid-caterpillar interactions. This project is a collaboration of Bowers (University of Colorado), Dyer (Tulane University), and Gentry (Tulane University). It will address 2 general questions: 1) Are sequestered plant allelochemicals beneficial or detrimental to parasitoids? 2) Does the amount of chemical sequestered matter to parasitoids? Expertise in working with parasitoids (especially tachinids and braconids) and caterpillars and some knowledge of analytical chemistry are required. The successful candidate will be based in Boulder and will collaborate with the labs at both Tulane and CU Boulder, will help coordinate the planned experiments, and is expected and encouraged to develop independent research related to the main project. Applicants should have a PhD degree in a relevant discipline, and research experience and knowledge of parasitoid biology (including maintaining a colony), insect ecology, and chemical ecology. Travel between Boulder and Tulane, as well as travel in the field are part of the position. The ability to work well with others, effective management skills, and the ability to communicate well are also required. For additional information please email or call Deane Bowers (firstname.lastname@example.org; 303-492-5530). The review of applications will begin January 1, 2007 and will continue until a suitable person is found. The starting date is March 15. The initial appointment will be for 1 year with continuation for a second year contingent on satisfactory performance. The starting salary will be approximately $30k plus benefits. Applicants please mail or email a curriculum vitae, a description of research interests, and the names, addresses, and phone numbers of three references to: Deane Bowers, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, 334 UCB, University of Colorado, Boulder CO 80309 (email@example.com). Posted: 11/15/06.
Insect Community Ecology/Tritrophic Interactions: A position is available for a postdoctoral research associate to conduct research on tritrophic interactions from an insect community perspective. The primary objective is to test the working hypothesis that the indirect effects of the glandular trichomes of Datura wrightii on the natural enemies of D. wrightii’s herbivores oppose the direct effects of the trichomes on those herbivores. These indirect effects may constrain the increase in the frequency of plants with glandular trichomes in natural populations. The successful candidate will study the community of herbivores and their natural enemies on plants with glandular and nonglandular trichomes at several nearby field locations and quantify the effect of those herbivores and natural enemies on plant fitness. The successful candidate will participate in planned experiments and will be expected to develop related, independent projects within the Datura system. Applicants must have a PhD. degree before hiring in a relevant discipline, and research experience and knowledge in insect community ecology, the design and analysis of field experiments, insect identification and a genuine interest in the evolution of tritrophic interactions. Excellent oral and verbal communication skills are also required. The review of applications will begin December 15, 2006 and continue until a suitable candidate is identified. The starting date is negotiable but must be before March 15, 2007. The initial appointment will be for one year with continuation through December, 2008 contingent upon satisfactory performance. The starting salary will be $32,304 per year. Health insurance and other benefits are provided. To apply, send a curriculum vitae, relevant reprints or manuscripts in press, a description of research interests within the Datura system, and the names and e-mail and postal addresses of three references to: Dr. J. Daniel Hare, Department of Entomology, University of California, Riverside, CA 92521. Daniel.firstname.lastname@example.org. On-line applications also will be accepted. Posted: 10/20/06.
Pollination Ecology: The University of Hawaii at Mânoa is recruiting a Post-Doctoral Fellow in Ecology to begin January 1, 2007 and continue for two years. The successful candidate will work with a team in the Ecosystem Responses to Environmental Change (EREC) focal area within the University’s current NSF EPSCoR grant "Collaborative Research for Ecology, Evolution and Cyber-infrastructure." Pollination webs will be used to address fundamental ecological questions concerning community structure and function across a wide range of Hawaiian ecosystems. Research questions may address the nature of interactions between native and alien species in pollination webs, or variation in pollination webs across gradients of disturbance, ecosystem age, or climate. The successful candidate will work within a team to refine methods and protocols for investigating pollination webs, to develop specific research questions, and to conduct field studies. Minimum qualifications: Ph.D. in an appropriate field, from an accredited university. Excellent communication skills. Field research experience. Desirable Qualifications: Previous experience in population or community ecology research. Ability to work both independently and collaboratively. Ability to work in remote and physically-demanding environments. A demonstrated record of research publication. Active interest in research questions relevant to ecology and conservation on islands. Please send CV, contact information of three references, and a cover letter with a statement of research interests to Don Drake (email@example.com). Review of applications will begin October 15 and will continue until the position is filled. Please send application package electronically as a single file with the file name format of: yournamePOLLIWEBpostdoc.doc (or *.pdf). More information about the EPSCoR pollination webs project. Posted: 9/13/06.
Plant Ecology: I have two openings in my lab at the University of Nevada, Reno: a post-doctoral researcher (PhD required) and a research technician position. The main project for both positions is to conduct restoration trials with native species in former agricultural lands. This project is part of a large, multi-disciplinary, multi-investigator project at UNR and the Desert Research Institute (DRI). This work is ongoing, and the ideal start date for both positions is as soon as possible. Post-Doctoral Position: I am looking for a plant population biologist interested in genetic issues in restoration. In addition to the primary restoration experiments, I am looking for someone to take part in ongoing projects in my lab, and develop new experiments and proposals based on our mutual interests. My research includes work on the population biology of native and invasive Great Basin species, rapid evolution of adaptive traits, and basic questions involving plant-herbivore interactions. The applicant could have interests in ecological genetics (in field and common garden settings) or molecular lab techniques, though a motivated individual with a variety of interests in plant ecology would also fit in well. Postdoc salary is 35k-40k + benefits, for 18 months, with possibilities for extension. Tecnician Postion: This position will have many of the same elements described above, and will work closely with the post-doc. A PhD is not required. Technician salary is 25k-30k, + benefits, for 18 months. Please send a CV, short email summarizing your background, current research interests, preferred start date, and email address of three professional references to Elizabeth Legere (firstname.lastname@example.org). Posted: 3/19/07.
Plant Ecology: I am seeking a post-doc to conduct research on the persistence of plant populations under climate change in semiarid ecosystems. The project involves both population modeling based on unique, historical datasets and experimental manipulations of rainfall. The successful applicant will have considerable freedom to develop a research focus within the outlines of this project, or on related topics such as shifts in plant species ranges. This is a one year position funded by NSF, with a salary of $34k and a generous benefits package. Although there is a possibility of extending the position a second year, the successful applicant should plan on working with me to develop proposals for additional funding. Utah State University is a wonderful place to work thanks to its proximity to desert, steppe, and montane habitats, the large ecology program, a very low cost of living, and quick access to world class outdoor recreation. To apply, please email me a CV, a statement of research interests, and contact information for three references. Peter Adler, Dept. Wildland Resources, 5230 Old Main Hill, Utah State University, Logan, UT 84322. email@example.com. Posted: 9/12/06.
Ecology and Management of Crop Pests: Research Leader: Ecologist/Entomologist/Plant Physiologist/Plant Pathologist/Biologist GS-14 $89,115-115,848; GS-15 $104,826-136,273) An exciting opportunity exists to lead USDA-ARS Pest Management Research Unit at Sidney, MT. Current research in the unit focuses on developing ecologically based strategies for the management of invasive plant species and insect pests of rangeland and crops. Major research areas involve the ecology and biocontrol of invasive weeds, grasshopper and Mormon cricket ecology and management, and crop insect pest management. The ideal candidate will be a highly qualified individual with an established record of experience in one of the following disciplines: Ecology, Entomology, Plant Physiology, Plant Pathology or General Biology. The successful applicant will conduct fundamental and applied research and provide leadership and oversight of a scientific staff. This position provides leadership for interdisciplinary teams and collaborative partnerships to facilitate research and technology transfer. Applicants must have excellent communication and interpersonal skills with a demonstrated ability to guide research programs and provide leadership. This is a permanent, full-time position and applicants must be U.S. citizens. For application information and procedures, you may call Jan Jones (970) 492-7002. A full copy of the job announcement is available on ARS website or on usajobs (Announcement # ARS-X7W-0188). Applications must be postmarked by May 25, 2007. Posted: 4/5/07.
Climate Change and Distribution/Diversity of Ants: One postdoctoral position will be available beginning June 2007 to work on collaborative project with Rob Dunn at North Carolina State University and Nathan Sanders at the University of Tennessee. The project examines patterns of ant diversity in eastern North America in space and time by drawing on an existing database of ant distribution, coupled with work in museum collections and resampling of historical study sites. Many additional research opportunities exist. Room exists for the postdoc to add to the project or simply to expand the project to emphasize his/her strengths and for strong collaborations with a second postdoc starting simultaneously and focusing on aspects of ant responses to urbanization and associated environmental changes (see separate advertisement below). The successful candidate will interact with two additional postdocs in the Dunn lab, two additional postdocs in the broader group and a total of ten students working broadly in conservation, ecology and biogeography, particularly of insects. The position is based in the NCSU Department of Zoology, a large interdisciplinary department with strong links to the research in the Genetics, Entomology and Forestry departments and also to researchers at neighboring Duke and UNC. Qualifications: A Ph.D. in Ecology, Biogeography or Evolution is required, as is research experience that includes (ideally all of the above) museum work, field sampling for ants or insects more generally or analysis of spatial data and strong quantitative skills. CV should indicate evidence of strong scholarship, including peer-reviewed publications and grant applications. A valid drivers license is required. NC Driver's license required within 60 days of hire. Application: Applicants must apply online. See http://jobs.ncsu.edu (position # 01-16-0703, see also position # 01-07-0702) for instructions and required documentation. A CV, statement of research interests and contact information for three references are required. Proper documentation of identity and employability will be required before the hiring process can be finalized. Contact: Rob Dunn, Rob_Dunn@ncsu.edu. Applications must be submitted by 5/10/2007. We would ideally like to hire by 6/1/07 such that fieldwork can begin this summer. Posted: 4/13/07.
Ecology and Evolution of Urban Ants: A postdoctoral research position is available at North Carolina State University in the lab of Jules Silverman (Entomology) on a collaborative project with Rob Dunn (Zoology) to understand the behavioral, life history and evolutionary shifts associated with the transition of native species into urban pests. The project has an applied component (understanding pests), but fits well within a broader ecological and evolutionary framework. The project could involve a mix of experimental, observational, genetic and other tools, depending on the interests of the successful applicant. The successful applicant will interact with a broad group of students, postdocs and faculty in the departments of Entomology and Zoology working in urban ecology, conservation, macroecology and biogeography. The position is based in the department of Entomology, a large interdisciplinary department with strong links to the research in the Zoology, Genetics, and Forestry departments and Keck Behavioral Biology progam as well as to researchers at neighboring Duke and UNC. Fieldwork would most likely be in the Raleigh area. The position is available immediately and will last for two years with a possible one-year extension depending on the availability of funds. Qualifications: Ph.D. in a biological science, e.g. Entomology, Zoology, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Behavioral Biology. Research experience with social insects, particularly ants, preferred but not required. Application: Applicants must apply online. See http://jobs.ncsu.edu (position # 01-07-0702) for instructions and required documentation. A CV, statement of research interests and contact information for three references are required. Proper documentation of identity and employability will be required before the hiring process can be finalized. Contact: Jules Silverman firstname.lastname@example.org 919-513-2468. Posted: 3/29/07.
Research Entomologist, Invasive Species: The USDA-ARS Beneficial Insects Introduction Research Unit in Newark, DE is seeking highly qualified candidates for a permanent full-time research entomologist position. GS-12/13/14 Salary Range of $66,914 to $122,235 USD per annum plus benefits. This position affords the opportunity to: * Develop a Research Program on the Emerald Ash Borer and other invasive species. * Advance the development of Invasive Species Management, an applied branch of ecology in which problems are solved using field and laboratory techniques, particularly biological control. * Advance the field of Ecology and Evolution of Invasive Insect Pests. * Work collaboratively with scientific, public and private institutions nationally and internationally while located at the University of Delaware main campus in Newark, DE, with access to excellent research facilities. * Live in close proximity to scientific, cultural and historical centers, including Washington D.C., New York City and Philadelphia as well as the picturesque Chesapeake Bay, Atlantic Ocean and Appalachian Mountains. To apply, print a copy of vacancy announcement ARS-X7E-0084 from USAJOBS, and follow the application directions provided. U.S. citizenship is required. Ph.D. in entomology or ecology is desired. To have a printed copy mailed or for further information, call Barbara Schneider at 302-731-7330 ext. 222, or e-mail email@example.com. Announcement Closes: March 23, 2007. Posted: 3/1/07.
Invasive Species Ecology, Policy, Management: A position is available for a postdoctoral associate to conduct research on the ecology, management and policy implications of invasive species in the Great Lakes region, with a primary focus on Michigan. The successful candidate will oversee a newly established database of non-indigenous biota of Michigan and coordinate research, grant-writing and outreach activities as part of a multidisciplinary Invasive Species Initiative at Michigan State University. Applicants from all related disciplines are invited and persons with expertise in modeling or quantitative approaches are especially encouraged to apply. Excellent organizational skills and ability to work with researchers across a variety of disciplines is required. The successful candidate will work both as part of a multidisciplinary group, and with a mentor who has parallel research interests. Applicants must have a PhD before hiring. Starting salary will be $36k plus benefits and the initial appointment will be for 18 months. Review of applications will begin on November 15, 2006, and continue until a suitable candidate is identified. Preferred starting date is early 2007. To apply, send statement of interest, curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information of three references to: Dr. Doug Landis, 204 Center for Integrated Plant Systems, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48824. firstname.lastname@example.org, (517) 353-1829. Posted: 10/17/06.
Ecology of Invasive Plants: CSIRO Entomology, Brisbane, Australia. Post Doctoral Fellow. AUS$63-69k per annum + Superannuation. Interested in developing and applying invasion ecology theory? Detailed field ecological research has been systematically conducted across rangeland Australia since 1999 on two highly invasive shrubs, mesquite and parkinsonia, resulting in one of the most comprehensive data sets of its kind for invasive plants. This position will be responsible for using the ecological data sets to test ecological theory, especially relating to plant invasions, and for developing recommendations for management. Work will be conducted within the context of a larger collaborative effort involving landscape ecologists (including Dr Clive McAlpine) and a population ecologist (Dr Yvonne Buckley) from the University of Queensland, and ecologists from CSIRO and state departments. This position is for a term of 17 months. Applications close 18 May 2007. Ref. No: 2007/363. For selection documentation and details on how to apply visit www.csiro.au/careers. Posted: 4/23/07.
Ecology of Invasive Plants: We are seeking a motivated Post Doctoral Fellow to be based in the Agricultural Landscapes Program in CSIRO Sustainable Ecosystems in Brisbane, to research the ecology of invasive plants. To explore how interactions between propagule pressure, species traits and properties of the invaded ecosystem combine to determine invasibility and impact of the invader, an integrated theoretical framework is required. The post-doc will develop and use novel models of ecosystem function and impact combined with data from the literature to explore: • how plant invasions affect ecosystem function • how changes in ecosystem function determine positive and/or negative economic, social and conservation impacts of the invader • how this information can be used to prioritise management of invaders and sensitive habitats. The post-doc will also be an active member of the Spatial Ecology Lab at the University of Queensland. The position is for 3 years and for selection documentation and details on how to apply, visit www.csiro.au/careers (job reference number 2006/1292) or alternatively contact 1300 301 509. For informal enquiries contact Yvonne Buckley email@example.com OR Yvonne.Buckley@csiro.au. Posted: 10/9/06.
Remote Sensing and Invasive Plants: Michigan State University is recruiting a postdoctoral scientist for a landscape-scale, interdisciplinary study of invasive weedy species in California rangelands. The project will use remote sensing and field studies to examine how environmental and management factors—including rotational grazing and prescribed burning--interact over short and long-term time scales to increase rangeland susceptibility to invasive weeds. Particular attention will be focused on relationships between the timing of water and nitrogen availability and the temporal dynamics of weed invasion and emergence of monoculture weed patches. The postdoctoral scientist will be responsible for analyzing invasive species distributions across a California watershed using multi-temporal classification of imagery from multiple platforms. S/he will evaluate and enhance remote sensing algorithms; oversee ground-truthing and soil moisture measurements in the field; analyze invasive species distribution and dynamics as a function of environmental and management factors; and contribute to publications and outreach efforts. The project is an integrated effort that will be carried out by a collaborative team of scientists and ranchers. The postdoctoral scientist will work directly in collaboration with Carolyn Malmstrom (MSU, landscape dynamics, disturbance ecology), Kevin Rice (UC Davis, population dynamics, soil moisture studies), Valerie Eviner (UC Davis, plant-soil dynamics), and with representatives from local ranches and non-profit conservation organizations. The project is seeking a scientist who is skilled with remote sensing and spatial analyses in a computing environment, and who has related experience with ground-truthing in the field. Analytical software used includes ESRI ArcGIS, Arc GRID, Access database, ERDAS Imagine and RSI ENVI. The position is based at the MSU Department of Plant Biology with substantial travel to and collaboration with researchers at the UC Davis Department of Plant Science. It is available December 1, 2006, with an earlier start possible. For further information or to apply, please contact Dr. Carolyn Malmstrom, Department of Plant Biology, 166 Plant Biology Lab, Michigan State University, East Lansing MI 48824, USA. (+1 517 355 4690, firstname.lastname@example.org). Posted: 9/14/06.
Plant Ecology: A two year postdoctoral position in ecology funded by a David and Lucile Packard Foundation award is available in the research group of Jonathan Levine at the University of California, Santa Barbara. In collaboration with Levine, the successful candidate will develop a research project using empirical or theoretical approaches to explore questions in plant ecology. Work in our lab focusses on the controls over the success and impacts of biological invasions and the controls over coexistence in communities, especially that mediated by germination biology and temporal variability. The research focus is extremely flexible, and need not focus on plants exclusively, but must facilitate interaction with other lab members or faculty. The research group currently includes one graduate student and three postdocs. Although plant invasions continue to be a major focus, much of our research uses models and experiments to examine the controls over coexistence in plant communities. Individual projects focus on the importance of spatial and temporal mechanisms of coexistence in annual plant communities, the role of plant-soil feedbacks in modulating native shrub reinvasion of exotic-dominated systems, the demographic controls over invasive spread, and the importance and extent of seed dormancy in the California annual flora. These projects involve collaboration with the numerous other UCSB faculty in ecology. The Santa Barbara area and UC Natural Reserve System provide exceptional field sites in habitats ranging from grassland, sage scrub, chaparral, and oak woodland. Desert and alpine systems occur within half a day's drive. Santa Barbara is also home to the National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis (NCEAS). Applicants must have relevant Ph.D. experience in ecology. Funding for salary and research expenses is initially available for two years with a very flexible start date. In addition, the successful applicant will work collaboratively to obtain additional funding. Applications will be accepted through December 9, 2006, though applicants interested in submitting grants this year for external funding should contact me sooner. To apply, email a statement of research interests including one to two paragraphs describing a project that you might be interested in conducting at UCSB, a curriculum vitae, relevant publications, and names of three references to Jonathan Levine, Department of Ecology, Evolution and Marine Biology, University of California, Santa Barbara, CA 93106. Email: email@example.com. Posted: 8/29/06.
Modelling Ecosystem Processes/Global Change: The position of postdoctoral fellow is currently available at the University of Tasmania, Hobart, Australia. The position will use data generated from two global change impact experiments (TasFACE, Tasmania Australia and Grazed FACE, New Zealand) to generate models of the impacts of global change on ecosystem processes. Applicants should have experience in the use of ecological models. To apply, please go to the Position Summary page and download a "job application package". This will contain all the necessary information concerning the position, how to apply etc. Queries about the scientific aspects of the work should be directed to Dr Mark Hovenden, Mark.Hovenden@utas.edu.au. Closing Date: 13 July 2007. Posted: 7/2/07.
Plant Community Response to Global Change: Post-Doctoral Research Associate, for 1+ year, in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Tennessee (UT); for participation in the Old-field Community Climate and Atmospheric Manipulation (OCCAM) project (est. 2002), a DOE-sponsored collaboration with Richard Norby, Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL). We are investigating potential interactive effects of elevated atmospheric CO2 concentration, increased air temperature, and changes in soil moisture in a manipulative field experiment on above- and belowground community and ecosystem processes; open-top chambers over in-situ soil contain planted C3 and C4 grasses, herbaceous dicots, and legumes typical of an old-field plant community. The Post-doc will be responsible for leading assessments of demographic and/or physiological response of tree seedlings experimentally introduced into the plots as seeds to simulate woody plant invasion or succession. Preferred qualifications include demonstrated skill or interest in rates and patterns of plant community succession or plant invasion under global change scenarios, experience in plant demography, ecophysiology, or modeling, and/or empirical field research. The Post-doc will also be encouraged to develop independent research projects related to the overall project mission, mentor graduate and undergraduate students, and collaborate with scientists at UT and the Environmental Sciences Division at ORNL. Ideally, the Post-doc would start 1 June 2007. Please send a CV and a statement of research interests and plans relevant to this project, and arrange for submission of three letters of recommendation, by 25 April 2007, to: Jake Weltzin (firstname.lastname@example.org), Associate Professor, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, 569 Dabney Hall, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tennessee, 37996-1610; Phone: 703-292-7161; Fax: 703-292-9064. Posted: 3/29/07.
Plant Ecology/Global Change/Evolutionary History: We are seeking an outstanding Postdoctoral-level researcher to work at the ARC-NZ Research Network for Vegetation Function. The Network is convened by Mark Westoby and Ian Wright at Macquarie University (Sydney, Australia). The successful candidate's role will be high-impact research through collaboration with one or more Network working groups. Working group participants are leading researchers from nearly 50 universities and research organizations in Australasia, Europe and the Americas. Current topics span from functional genomics through ecophysiology and functional ecology to global change and evolutionary history. Selection criteria for this position include knowledge at the leading edge of research in at least one of these fields, excellent skills in numerical modeling or statistics, and a talent for theory, data synthesis, and for writing for publication. The position is available for a period of 3 years full-time with probationary period of 1 year. Additional information is available at http://www.vegfunction.net/research/postdoc.htm, and enquiries should be directed to the Network administrator, Robyn Delves (email@example.com). Please visit http://www.jobs.mq.edu.au to apply online. Closing date for the position is 4 September, 2006. Posted: 7/26/06.
Ecology/Global Change: Announcement No: RA-06-086L. This position is located at the Crops Research Laboratory, Fort Collins, Colorado. The incumbent will conduct research evaluating how elevated CO2 and temperature affect trace greenhouse gas fluxes and soil properties at the High Plains Global Change Experiment, a Free Air CO2 Enrichment experiment near Cheyenne, WY. Incumbent will be part of a team of plant physiologists, ecologists, and range scientists evaluating the impact of global changes (CO2 and temperature) on various aspects of nutrient cycling, plant population dynamics, weed invasion, ecophysiology and trace gas exchange in a northern mixed-grass prairie ecosystem. Additional opportunities exist to examine plant and soil responses to global change in this and other experiments, some to be planned in CO2 controlled greenhouses at the Crops Research Laboratory in Ft. Collins, CO. Requirements: 1) Ph.D. in Ecology or related field, 2) field research experience in plant ecology and/or soil science, and 3) knowledge of biogeochemical techniques used in plant ecology and soil science. For specific information on the duties and responsibilities of this position or to submit an application, contact: Dr. Jack Morgan, USDA/ARS, 1701 Centre Ave., Ft. Collins, CO 80526. Phone: 970-492-7121, Fax: 970-492-7160, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Posted: 7/21/06.
Ecohydrology: The Department of Geography at Indiana University in Bloomington, IN is soliciting applications for a postdoctoral research associate. A successful candidate will have a strong research background in coupled ecological and hydrological dynamics and an interest in one or more of the following research topics: (1) The theoretical optimization of vegetation form and function within water-limited ecosystems, (2) The ecohydrological impact of plant pattern formation and dynamics in semi-arid landscapes, (3) The interacting effects of diverse plant water use strategies and climate variability in determining vegetation dynamics and ecosystem resilience. Initial appointment will be for one year, with possible extension to a second year. Please send a CV and contact information for three references to Prof. Kelly Caylor (email@example.com). Additional information is available at: http://www.indiana.edu/~ecohydro. Posted: 4/13/07.
Hydrologist: Surface-Water-Quality modeler, USGS North Carolina Water Science Center, Raleigh. The job announcement can be found at OARS (select "Browse Vacancies", see the announcement under both "public non-status" positions, which lists the Hydrologist position as open to everyone. Or go to USAJobs, search for announcement number ER-S-2007-0045. The position is for a surface-water-quality modeler who will be working with Jerad Bales (Chief, Hydrologic Modeling and Investigations Section). Applications are due by 1/26/07. Posted: 1/4/07.
Ecohydrologist: Stanford, California. Closing date: Nov. 20, 2006. The Nature Conservancy, World Wildlife Fund, and Stanford University together seek to fill the position of Ecohydrologist for The Natural Capital Project. The aim of the Project is to build a scientific basis, and broad institutional support, for protecting Earth’s vital life-support services, using innovative incentives for conservation and resource management. The first of three components of the Project is to develop tools to model and map the distribution and flow of ecosystem services across a landscape. We are doing this by building a mechanistic biophysical and economic model of ecosystem services, specifically carbon sequestration, pollination and water related services (including water quality and quantity for drinking water, irrigation, hydropower, industrial use, recreation). We are currently identifying a hydrology model that provides the best available approach for the water components of this project. We seek a 2 year, post-doctoral ecohydrologist to integrate the hydrologic components of this model with our other models, and to apply it in three west coast (US) basins. Applicants must be good at working with interdisciplinary teams, have experience parameterizing and applying a regional hydrology model or decision support system and be able to interface hydrology models with other biophysical or economic models. Some experience in the Salinas Valley, Willamette Basin or Sierra Nevadas is preferred. The position is based at Stanford University and the post doc will work closely with Gretchen Daily, Peter Kareiva, Steve Polasky and many others. Send application materials (cover letter describing reason for interest and suitability for job, CV and three references) to Heather Tallis (firstname.lastname@example.org) with the subject “Ecohydrologist, The Natural Capital Project”. Posted: 10/13/06.
Ecohydrology: The University of Hawaii at Manoa is recruiting a Postdoctoral Fellow to begin December 2006, renewable for 2 years, dependent on satisfactory performance and availability of funds. The successful candidate will work with a team in the Ecosystem Responses to Environmental Change (EREC) focal area within the University's National Science Foundation EPSCoR Research Infrastructure Improvement award. To address fundamental questions of terrestrial ecohydrology processes in Hawaii, measurements will be made in forests of contrasting vegetation structure (native species versus plantation trees versus invasive species) of tree xylem sapflow, stemflow, soil water availability and quality, and climate. These measurements will be used to determine the overall impacts of forest species composition on microclimate, on soil water availability and on groundwater recharge. The postdoctoral fellow will focus on measurement of plant processes, soil hydrologic processes and climate, as well as collaborating and coordinating with researchers at UH and state agencies who are developing a cross-cutting initiative in ecohydrology in Hawaii. Minimum Qualifications: Ph.D. in an appropriate field, from an accredited university. Experience in plant water relations and/or plant and soil ecohydrology, including theoretical background. Excellent communication skills. Field research experience. Ability to work both independently and collaboratively. Ability to work in remote and physically demanding environments. Valid driver's license required. Desirable Qualifications: A demonstrated record of research publication. Experience with modeling plant, soil and/or watershed ecohydrological processes. Contact Information: Please send CV, contact information of three references, and a cover letter with a statement of research interests to Lawren Sack (LSack@hawaii.edu). Please send application package electronically as a single file with the subject line: "Ecohydrology Postdoctoral Fellow Application". Review of applications will begin October 15 and will continue until the position is filled. More information on the EPSCoR Ecohydrology Project. Posted: 9/14/06.
Arctic Ecosystem Fluxes: The Ecosystems Center of the Marine Biological Laboratory is accepting applications for a full-time year round Postdoctoral Scientist position as part of a project funded in collaboration with the University of Alaska, Fairbanks under the NSF International Polar Year (IPY) initiative. The successful applicant will have expertise in time-series analysis and data assimilation to work on a study of CO2, water, and energy fluxes in arctic ecosystems. Primary responsibilities will include data assimilation and modeling, the development of a PanArctic flux database, and organization of international workshops to synthesize data. Data will be derived from flux towers near Toolik Lake on the North Slope of Alaska, near Cherskii, Siberia, and also from measurements made by collaborators working in Sweden, Svalbard and Canada. Applicants must hold a Ph.D. in Ecology, Biology, Applied Mathematics or a related field and have a strong record of scientific publication. Familiarity with time-series approaches to model identification, testing, and analysis, including Kalman Filtering, are essential. Familiarity with eddy-covariance methods of measuring CO2 and H2O fluxes are with simulation modeling is highly desirable. This position may entail some moderately strenuous fieldwork as well as travel during the summer field season to Arctic research sites. To apply, send a cover letter, curriculum vitae and the names and contact information of three persons who can be contacted for letters of reference to: Marine Biological Laboratory, ATTN: Human Resources, reference code [PDS IPY], 7 MBL Street, Woods Hole, MA 02543 or e-mail materials with reference code PDS IPY to: email@example.com. Posted: 2/20/07.
Regional Biogeosciences and Environmental Sciences: Duke University's Center on Global Change and Nicholas School of the Environment & Earth Sciences seek an earth scientist in biogeosciences, ecology, hydrology, modeling, or remote sensing to analyze the interactions of climate change with terrestrial ecosystems in the southeastern U.S. The candidate will contribute to Dept. of Energy efforts (NICCR) to study and synthesize climate change effects in the region. Approaches may include remote sensing of ecosystem change, field experiments, and/or regional modeling. The scientist will have access to field facilities at Duke, including the forest FACE experiment of elevated CO2 and N fertilization. More information on Duke’s Center on Global Change as well as research in the Jackson lab. Send a CV, statement of interests, and 3 recommendation letters to: Rob Jackson, Director - Center on Global Change, Nicholas School, Box 90658, Duke Univ., Durham, NC 27708-0658 (jackson at duke.edu). Applications received by 3/25/07 will be assured consideration. Duke is an equal opportunity employer; minority applicants are particularly encouraged to apply. Posted: 2/14/07.
Regional Biogeosciences and Ecology: Postdoctoral position, Center on Global Change and Nicholas School of the Environment and Earth Sciences at Duke University: We seek an earth scientist with experience in biogeosciences, ecology, hydrology, modeling or remote sensing to participate in regional analyses of the interactions of climate change with terrestrial ecosystems in the southeastern U.S. The successful applicant will contribute to efforts of the Department of Energy’s National Institute for Climate Change Research to analyze and synthesize climate change effects in the region. The approaches used by the successful candidate could include remote-sensing studies of ecosystem change, field experimentation, and/or regional modeling. The successful candidate will also have access to a number of related field projects, including the Duke FACE experiment that examines responses of forest ecosystems to elevated atmospheric carbon dioxide and nitrogen fertilization. Applicants should send a CV, statement of research interests, and three letters of recommendation to: Rob Jackson, Director – Center on Global Change, Nicholas School of the Environment and Earth Sciences, Box 90658, Duke University, Durham, NC 27708-0658. Applications received by September 30th, 2006 will be assured consideration. Follow the links for more information on Duke’s Center on Global Change as well as research in our lab. Duke University is an equal opportunity employer; minority applicants are particularly encouraged to apply. Posted: 8/14/06.
Land Surface Modeling and Soil Carbon Dynamics: The Environmental Earth Sciences Laboratory at St. Francis Xavier University in Nova Scotia has support available for a Post Doctoral Fellow. The position is in principle for one year, subjected to renewal for a second year. Candidates should have a Ph.D. (or ABD) in any of the following disciplines: Physical Geography, Environmental Earth Sciences, Physics, Geophysics, Meteorology, or related sciences. Familiarity with numerical methods would be an asset. Please send resume, a statement of research interest, and the names of three references to: Krista Kavanaugh (firstname.lastname@example.org), Environmental Sciences Research Centre, Physical Sciences Complex, St. Francis Xavier University, 1 West Street, P.O. Box 5000, Antigonish, Nova Scotia Canada, B2G 2W5. Telephone: 902-867-5540, Fax: 902-867-2414. For more information contact Dr. Hugo Beltrami (email@example.com, 902-867-2326), or Dr. Lisa Kellman, (firstname.lastname@example.org, 902-867-5086). Posted: 9/25/06.
Biosphere Complexity Analyst: £22k - £27k pa (depending on experience). You will be part of a multi-disciplinary team of eight staff scientists involved in the British Antarctic Survey Natural Complexity programme, which aims to confront the methods and models of complexity science with data from the natural world. With lots of scope to make the role your own, you will actively contribute to analysing complexity in the Earth's biosphere, developing our knowledge and reputation in this contemporary field. You will have a PhD or equivalent postgraduate experience with a strong mathematical or complexity science component and preferably knowledge of biological or ecological systems. With skills in programming and a record of publication, you will also be an effective team worker and adaptable to changing priorities. We offer generous benefits package including a defined benefit pension scheme, flexible working hours, and 30 days annual leave. Position based in Cambridge, United Kingdom. On-line application forms and further information are available on our website. Tel: +44 1223 221 508. Please quote reference BAS 57/06. Closing date: 15 June 2007. Interview date: 27 June 2007. Posted: 6/8/07.
Ecological Modeling: This research associate/postdoctoral fellow position will be full-time for two years and will become available in June/July 2007, based at the School of Plant Science, University of Tasmania, in Hobart, Tasmania, Australia. The successful applicant will be required to collaborate closely with researchers at the AgResearch Grasslands Research Centre in Palmerston North, New Zealand, so the appointee will be expected to spend some periods in Palmerston North. The position will involve modelling of global climate change impacts on ecosystem processes including pasture productivity of temperate grasslands and the modelling of the impacts of botanical compositional change on ecosystem processes. The appointee will join a busy research group investigating the impacts of global climate change on terrestrial ecosystems, concentrated mainly on the TasFACE and Grazed FACE (New Zealand) experimental facilities. The appointee will also be expected to assist in the supervision of undergraduate student and graduate research candidate projects. The appointment will be made at Academic Level A/B, with a starting salary in the range of $A56k to $A63k plus 17% employer-paid superannuation, the level of appointment depending upon skills and experience. Applicants should possess a PhD in ecological modelling or related field and would ideally have previous ecological modelling publications in refereed journals. Those interested are asked to contact Dr Mark Hovenden directly on telephone +61 3 6226 7874, fax +61 3 6226 2698, e-mail Mark.Hovenden@utas.edu.au. Posted: 5/10/07.
Ecological Modeling: We seek one post-doctoral research scientist and two graduate students to conduct data analysis at AmeriFlux sites, simulation modeling and data-model integration at the Duke Forest and other Free Air CO2 Enrichment (FACE) experiment sites. The successful incumbents will (1) analyze data from the FACE and various AmeriFlux sites; (2) develop/apply models to study dynamics and interactions of carbon, nutrients, and water in ecosystems; (3) develop/apply inversion approaches to data assimilation; and (4) link ecosystem-scale studies with regional and global modeling. The post-doc and graduate students will also be encouraged to take advantages of research opportunities at the warming experiments in Oklahoma. Our future research focus will be on data-model assimilation and carbon-nitrogen interactions along the lines of the following two recent publications: Xu et al 2006, Global Biogeochemical Cycles 20:GB2007; Luo et al 2006, Ecology 87:53-63. More information on the Duke FACE, AmeriFlux network, and on our research group at the University of Oklahoma. Requirements for the post-doctoral position include: (1) a PhD in ecology or related areas, (2) demonstrated experience with advanced statistical analysis and/or modeling techniques, (3) strong quantitative skills together with basic ecology training, and 4) high motivation and ability to interact and collaborate with other scientists. Requirements for the graduate assistantships are consistent with those for graduate admission at the University of Oklahoma plus enthusiasm for and commitment on ecological research. To apply for the post-doctoral position, please send a letter of application to briefly describe your research interest and qualifications, current curriculum vitae, a list of research publications, a couple of reprints/preprints, and a list of names, email and postal addresses, and telephone numbers of at least three professional references to: Dr.Yiqi Luo, Department of Botany and Microbiology, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK 73019, email: email@example.com. Applications will be received until the positions are filled. The post-doctoral position is renewable on an annual basis for up to three years. Posted: 8/14/06.
Quantitative Modelling of Forest Dynamics: Department of Ecology, Evolution & Environmental Biology. A post-doctoral position is available from September 20007 to work with Dr. María Uriarte (Columbia University, New York), in collaboration with Dr. Jim Clark (Duke University) on a project aimed at developing a stochastic forest simulator for Puerto Rican forests. Applicant will conduct extensive spatial statistical analyses of a long-term forest dataset containing information on the growth, recruitment and mortality of about 120,000 tagged trees. Applicants should have a PhD in either ecology or demographic modelling, and experience of with Bayesian models would be an advantage. An excellent knowledge of command-line based statistical packages is essential (e.g. Splus or R). The work will be based in New York and Durham, NC, with occasional travel to Puerto Rico. This appointment is available for up to 2 years depending on qualifications, experience and performance. Salary: $36k plus benefits. Post-doctoral associates are also eligible for subsidized Columbia housing. Applications, including a copy of a CV and the names and addresses of three referees, should be sent by post or email to Dr. Maria Uriarte, Dept. of Ecology, Evolution & Environmental Biology, 10th Floor Schermerhorn Extension, 1200 Amsterdam Avenue, New York, NY 10027. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. All application materials must be received by July 31st, 2007. Informal inquiries are also welcome via email. Posted: 6/27/07.
Forest Modeling: The Faculty of Forestry at the University of Toronto seeks a post-doctoral researcher to study stand dynamics in temperate and boreal forests that are managed under various partial harvesting regimes. Topics of study will include growth and mortality responses to partial harvest, the dynamics of coarse woody debris, and the long-term effects of partial harvesting on stand structure and composition. The positions will be jointly supervised by Sean Thomas and John Caspersen. We seek to fill this position by June 1, 2007, and anticipate that the position will last for two years. Preference will be given to candidates with experience in modeling and computer programming. To apply for this position, please send a cover letter, CV, and the names of three references to John Caspersen (email@example.com). Review of applications for the position will begin April 1 and will continue until a suitable candidate is found. Posted: 3/23/07.
Forest Landscape Modelling: Two fully funded positions are available at Université Laval, Québec, Canada: a postdoctoral fellowship (2yr) and a doctoral studentship (3yr). The positions are funded through the Sustainable Forest Management Network grant "Sustainable forest management under climate change: a multicriteria assessment for eastern Canada" and the Canada Research Chair in Boreal Ecosystems Modelling. Key collaborators include André Desrochers, Daniel Fortin and Frédéric Raulier (Université Laval), Pierre Drapeau (Université du Québec à Montréal), Sylvie Gauthier (Canadian Forest Service) and Marcel Darveau (Ducks Unlimited Canada). The positions will contribute to a broader project linking empirical models of various landscape-scale ecological processes within a spatially explicit regional simulation engine in order to evaluate alternate forest management and conservation plans. The evaluation criteria address sustainability and biological conservation under climate change. Some specific modelling components are: wildfire and fire management; forest stand dynamics; distribution and abundance of wildlife populations (e.g. waterfowl, songbirds, woodland caribou); static and dynamic protected areas networks. Responsibilities for the two positions will be negotiated within this framework, based on the interests and skills of the most qualified applicants. However, the postdoctoral fellow will be expected to assist with integration of digital forest inventory and growth and yield data within the modelling framework and to lead the development and execution of simulation experiments. Both positions require advanced quantitative and written skills. Experience with spatial simulation modelling is desirable. Familiarity with the C programming language and with GNU/Linux development environment would be a definite asset. Applicants should review the modeling methodology by consulting these references: The Forestry Chronicle 80:478-484, Landscape Ecology 17:433-444. Information on some companion national modelling initiatives can be found here: http://www.borealbirds.ualberta.ca | http://www.rr.ualberta.ca/Research/Beacons/beacons.htm. Position will remain open until suitable candidates are found: desired starting dates are September 2007 (PhD) and as soon as possible (PDF). Note that although the official language at Laval is French, dissertations may be written in English. Applications or enquiries, in French or English, may be addressed to the address indicated below. Applications should include a concise but detailed covering letter, a current CV and the names and contact information of three references. Steve Cumming, Canada Research Chair in Boreal Ecosystems Modelling, Sciences du bois et de la forêt, Université Laval (418-656-2131 x 2593, firstname.lastname@example.org). Posted: 6/28/07.
Forest Ecology and Modelling: The NSERC-Université Laval Industrial Research Chair in Silviculture and Wildlife has research opportunities for two post-doctoral fellows to participate in its research program. This program seeks to develop silviculture systems suited for the sustainable management of uneven-aged boreal forests. The two post-doctoral projects should commence no later than January 2007, with a duration of two years. Annual salary ranges from $35k - 42k, commensurate with experience and administrative responsibilities. For both positions, administrative tasks include: 1. Write and collaborate in writing scientific papers, progress reports, and posters. 2. Planning and supervision of fieldwork. 3. Develop and maintain the projects database; supervise and verify contributions from employees and students. 4. Develop and maintain links with practitioners, managers and researchers in order to promote and exchange on chair-related work. 5. Advise and assist researchers and students in their studies. Project 1: Modelling the spatial organisation of animal communities in forested environments. The objective is to model animal-habitat relationships in the managed forests of the North-Shore region of Québec. The study will integrate spatial information on forest structure and composition, harvesting and silviculture treatments with data on animal communities that have been collected over the past three years. Species to be considered include invertebrates, forest birds, small mammals, snowshoe hare, wolf, moose, and woodland caribou. The study should provide tools helpful to identify a silviculture compatible with sustainable management of uneven-aged boreal forests. Qualifications: Hold a PhD in terrestrial ecology, forestry, biostatistics or related field. Have extensive research experience in animal or plant ecology. Have in-depth knowledge of ecological modelling and contemporary multivariate statistical methods. Be familiar with the use of Geographic Information Systems. Project 2: Diversity of birds and/or small mammals along succession gradients. The objective is to clarify the link between the diversity of birds and/or small mammals and habitat attributes along succession gradients that originated from natural or anthropogenic disturbances. Fieldwork will begin in summer 2007. Qualifications: Hold a PhD in a relevant field. Have experience in bird identification by sight and sound, and/or have experience with the capture of small mammals. Be familiar with the use of Geographic Information Systems. Be able to work in forested areas, within a team, in a rather isolated environment during long periods of time. Have a valid driver licence. Applicants for either position should forward a short covering letter indicating which position is being applied for and why, accompanied by a current CV and the names and contact information of three references. Send the documents before 15 November 2006 to: Daniel Fortin, Chaire de recherche industrielle CRSNG-Université Laval en sylviculture et faune, Département de biologie, local 3039 (Pavillon Alexandre-Vachon), Université Laval, Sainte-Foy, Québec G1K 7P4, Canada. Tel.: 418-656-2131, poste 5971; Fax : 418-656-2043, Email: Daniel_Fortin@bio.ulaval.ca. Posted: 9/21/06.
Invasive Insects/Forest Health: Applications are invited for a postdoctoral research scientist position involving the detection, impacts and management of invasive insect species in forested systems. Potential project areas include detection surveys for emerald ash borer and Sirex woodwasp, evaluation of ash resources and silvicultural treatments to reduce damage from emerald ash borer. This is a one-year appointment, with the possibility of renewal for an additional year based on funding, satisfactory performance and progress. This position is based in the School of Forest Resources and Environmental Science Michigan Technological University in Houghton, Michigan and offers a competitive salary and benefits package. The applicant must hold a Ph.D. degree at the time of the appointment in the area of Forest Entomology, Forestry or a related field; excellent oral and written communication skills are required. Experience with web-page development, education and outreach is desirable. An electronic letter of interest (indicating a preferred start date), a curriculum vita (to include publication record), and the names of three individuals who are willing to provide references should be submitted to Andrew J. Storer at email@example.com. Review of applications will begin immediately, and continue until the position is filled. Posted: 4/4/07.
Forest Ecologist/Silviculturist: Post-Doctoral Research Associate, Position Number 0000551, Department of Forest Science, Oregon State University. Earliest Starting Date: June 15, 2007. For full consideration apply by May 1, 2007. Responsibilities: The purpose of this position is coordinate, develop and implement study plan for cooperative study with the BLM (Density Management Study). Maintain and continue development of a database for vegetation data from multiple study sites. Cooperate with other researchers to facilitate related research activities. Data management, analysis, and interpretation of data. Perform literature search, write up progress reports, and participate in the preparation of publications. Qualifications: Requires PhD or terminal degree and experience in the academic discipline/unit. Ph.D. in Forestry, Forest Ecology or related discipline. Demonstrated experience in forestry and analysis of ecological field studies. Familiarity with experimental design, basic forest mensurational tools and techniques, and flora sampling. Experience with statistical analysis (including non-parametric analysis) and programs (preferably SAS. PC-ORD), database setup and management, and analysis. Ability to work independently, supervise field crews, utilize library resources, and communicate results in form of presentations and publications. Desirable: - Familiarity with ecological conditions and silvicultural principles in the Pacific Northwest is desirable. - A demonstrable commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity. Employment Conditions: Full-time (1.0 FTE) 12-month, fixed term faculty position with reappointment at the discretion of the Dean. Full-time annual salary starting at $38k-$40k plus benefits. For More Information: Contact Dr. Klaus Puettmann, Department of Forest Science, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR 97331-5752; phone 541-737-8974; fax: 541-737-1393; email: firstname.lastname@example.org. For questions regarding the application process, please contact: Jeannette Harper, email: email@example.com; phone: (541) 737-6554. To Apply: Electronically submit a letter of application with statement of interest, vitae (resume), examples of your publications if available, unofficial copies of transcripts, and two letters of reference. http://jobs.oregonstate.edu. Posted: 3/30/07.
Sustainable Forest Management: The University of Massachusetts-Amherst Department of Natural Resources Conservation (NRC) and the USDA Forest Service Northern Research Station (NRS) announce a two-year post-doctoral fellowship in sustainable forest management. Working with one or more NRC faculty or USFS scientists, the SFM Fellow will conduct forest conservation research that captures the continually emerging forest values of the northeastern US. The Fellow will also teach one course per year at the graduate or advanced undergraduate level. The salary is $35K for year 1, $37K for year 2. In addition, we will provide up to $10K per year for research support. Suitable topics include (but are not limited to): forest-wildlife relationships, effects of forest management on water quality and aquatic ecosystems, impacts of landscape change at urban-rural interfaces, and the design of watershed management and restoration techniques. Qualified candidates will have a Ph.D. in forestry, natural resources, biology, or another closely related field, as well as skills in publishing research manuscripts and obtaining external grants. Candidates should provide 3 letters of reference, potential NRC or NRS faculty collaborators, and teaching interests, along with a current CV and a research letter of intent (no more than 2 pages) which includes an overview and summary budget for the $10K in research funds. Applicants are encouraged to contact faculty members and potential collaborators during the application process. Please send application materials (electronic submission acceptable) to: Dr. Todd K. Fuller, Dep. Natural Resources Conservation, 160 Holdsworth Way, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA 01003-9285. e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Review of applications will begin on April 2, 2007, and will continue until the position is filled. Start date for the position is flexible, but not later than August 14, 2007. Posted: 2/27/07.
Forest Ecology: I am seeking a postdoctoral associate and/or graduate student(s) to work on the ecology of northern hardwood forests in Michigan. Possible projects include (1) quantifying relationships between ecological classification systems and forest productivity; 2) the effects of variation in management, deer browse pressure, insects and disease on tree regeneration diversity and productivity, 3) mechanisms underlying forest dynamics. An emphasis of my lab is advancing both basic understanding and application. Graduate students will be expected to develop a dissertation project that has strong field and lab components. The postdoctoral associate is expected to develop and execute research projects, manage research technicians, and analyze, write and publish research reports. Among the post-docs duties is new work on established long term and large scale field projects. The students / postdoctoral associate will have the opportunity to interact with a well established network of government and private forest managers/stakeholders, and other faculty from several departments. Interested individuals should provide the following materials: (1) cover letter indicating general and specific research interests/experiences, (2) statement of professional goals (e.g., plans after finishing the training), (3) resume, (4) transcripts, (5) list of three references (names, email addresses, phone numbers, and postal addresses), (6) GRE scores, and (7) TOEFL scores (for international applicants whose native language is not English). Photocopies of transcripts and GRE/TOEFL scores are okay initially. For additional information about the project, please contact me at 517-355-1762 or email@example.com. Please email, mail, or fax all application materials by January 10, 2007, to: Mike Walters, Associate Professor of Forest Ecology, 126 Natural Resources, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48824, USA. 517-432-1143 (fax), firstname.lastname@example.org. Posted: 12/19/06.
Forest Ecology: Landcare Research is New Zealand's leading terrestrial environmental research institute and has over 400 staff throughout New Zealand. We have funding available for a 3-year post-doctoral position in forest ecology. The funding is through a Cross Departmental Research Project to develop forest ecosystem assessment indicators for New Zealand's indigenous forests. In part, this project will examine processes controlling the size structure of tree populations in forests along environmental gradients, including understanding the roles of disturbance and pest mammals on recruitment, growth and mortality in forests. This position will involve working alongside scientific staff in our Ecosystem Process research team on topics such as: determining how demographic processes control tree size distributions; matching demographic processes to disturbance histories, environment and management histories; designing monitoring systems for tree populations at various scales. Large amounts of forest data already exist for this project (e.g., http://nvs.landcareresearch.co.nz/), and we expect rapid progress will be made towards achieving the research goals and producing high quality publications. The position will be based with our Ecosystem Process research team based in Lincoln. This team includes 30 staff working on the ecology of terrestrial ecosystems. Lincoln township is located in Canterbury approximately 20 km from Christchurch. There are two universities nearby and an international airport in Christchurch. We seek applications from PhD graduates who have a background in ecology, forestry or related areas. The ideal candidate will have strong skills in data analyses and statistics, forest dynamics, and have an established publication record. Competencies include an ability to operate as part of a research team. To apply for this position please submit a cover letter, CV and up to 3 representative publications through the Landcare web site (follow the jobs link). We will review applications for this position by October 15, 2006. For further information on this position contact Duane Peltzer (email@example.com). Posted: 8/18/06.
Spatial Ecology: GIS Statistical Analyst or PostDoc. The Ft Lauderdale Research and Education Center, University of Florida, is seeking applicants for ongoing applied ecological research projects within the Greater Everglades South Florida landscape evaluating the effects of restoration alternatives on biological diversity and ecological integrity. The successful candidate will assist and coordinate spatial and geostatistical problem solving in a team environment. Spatial issues include hydrological and land use characteristics in relationship to wildlife habitat in the Everglades landscape, and landscape model integration with public and policy-maker decision support systems. The analyst will be working to develop innovative and effective approaches examining scale, spatial configuration and landscape issues in the validation and application of regional models. Models will assist federal and state agencies in making restoration recommendations and decisions in south Florida. Preparation of documentation, metadata, and publications is expected. Applicant should have a PhD or MS with relevant experience and be well versed in GIS and statistical analysis including spatial statistics. Experience with integrating statistical models in ArcGIS is desirable. General programming skills are beneficial. Education and experience in ecology, conservation biology, or related field and experience with ecological models are a plus. Minimum salary is $32,000 and depends upon education and experience. Position will be filled immediately. The appointment is for one year with additional years possible depending upon continued funding and successful performance of duties. Position will be filled immediately. Closing date April 30, 2007 or when filled. Please send letter of interest, and CV by mail or e-mail to (electronic submission is preferred): Dr Leonard Pearlstine, University of Florida-IFAS, 3205 College Ave., Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, 33314-7799. firstname.lastname@example.org. Only US citizens or aliens who have a legal right to work in the US are eligible for employment. To be considered, your letter of interest must state if you are presently eligible to work in the United States. Posted: 3/15/07.
Restoration Ecologist: The South Florida Natural Resources Center at Everglades National Park is recruiting for a supervisory ecologist/biologist position. For more information on the position, please go to USAJobs and search vacancy announcement # HRF 07-049. GS-0401-13 or 0408-13. Closes: February 20, 2007. Description: Many of the ecological communities in Everglades National Park and in other south Florida parks have declined due to changes in water management. This position will supervise a team of approximately 7 biologists that assess the effects of restoration projects on NPS lands. It is established as a member of an interdisciplinary team of National Park Service (NPS) scientists and managers charged with providing the agency's scientific assessment and analysis needs for ecosystem restoration activities, including the Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan (CERP) being implemented by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The CERP plan implements regional-scale changes in water management and land use that are designed to provide ecological restoration benefits. The team evaluates the planning and implementation phases of the CERP projects relative to NPS lands and waters, and contributes to the interagency program focused on coordinating the environmental components of CERP. Posted: 2/6/07.
Plant Community Ecology: A postdoctoral position is available at the WK Kellogg Biological Station (KBS) of Michigan State University for an individual interested in experimental and/or quantitative (including modeling) analysis of how resource heterogeneity and interactions between clonal and non-clonal plants species impacts species diversity in grasslands. The postdoc will collaborate with the principal investigators on the project and have shared responsibility with the PIs and a full-time technician for coordinating field sampling, data analysis and synthesis of two long-term experiments manipulating soil resource heterogeneity, disturbance and the species composition. Opportunities to develop independent research (field, greenhouse and modeling) are available. The postdoc will join an interactive group of faculty and researchers interested in linking theoretical and empirical understanding of communities. Interested applicants should send a letter of interest summarizing their research experience, resume and the names and contact information for three references to: Director@kbs.msu.edu. Paper applications also will be accepted and may be mailed to: Plant Ecology Postdoc, W.K. Kellogg Biological Station, 3700 East Gull Lake Drive, Hickory Corners, MI, 49060. Review of applications will begin 1 May 2007: applications will be considered until an acceptable candidate is found. The position is available immediately and preference will be given to applicants that can start in early summer 2007. For additional information, contact Kay Gross (email@example.com) or Gary Mittelbach (firstname.lastname@example.org). Funding is available for a minimum of two years; salary commensurate with experience. Posted: 4/6/07.
Riparian Ecologist/Community Ecologist: Post-Doctoral Research Associate, Department of Forest Science, Oregon State University. Starting Date: May 1, 2007. For full consideration, apply by April 1, 2007. Responsibilities: Compile, summarize, and interpret research on riparian ecology and forest management strategies conducted in the Cooperative Forest Ecosystem Research (CFER) program (35%). Evaluate CFER research in context of published literature on riparian ecology and management strategies (20%), and write synthesis paper outlining knowledge gaps and research needs for understanding effects of contemporary riparian forest management practices in western Oregon (20%). Analyze landscape management scenarios developed by the Landscape Scenario Analysis Project (LSAP) and assess the potential effects of these scenarios on riparian and aquatic food webs (15%). Cooperate with other CFER researchers to facilitate related research activities (10%). Funding currently available for 18 months. Required Qualifications: Ph.D. in Ecology or related discipline. GIS and statistical analysis skills. Demonstrated experience and expertise in riparian ecology and management. Ability to work independently, utilize library resources, and communicate results in form of professional presentations and publications. Experience conducting research in team-oriented, interdisciplinary academic setting. Experience with designing, developing and maintaining large relational databases. Desirable Qualification: Familiarity with ecological conditions and silvicultural practices in forests of the Pacific Northwest. Demonstrated commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity. Experience in MS SQL Database server and MS Access. Experience in relational probabilistic models. Employment Conditions: Full-time, fixed term 12-month faculty position. Re-appointment is at the discretion of the Dean. Full-time annual salary is $35k–$45k depending on experience and qualifications. Medical, dental, and life insurance available; staff tuition privileges for employee or a dependent at an Oregon University System school (restrictions apply), annual leave, and sick leave. For More Information: Contact David Hibbs, Department of Forest Science, 321 Richardson Hall, Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon, 97331-5752; phone: 541-737-6077; email: email@example.com. To Apply: Go to http://jobs.oregonstate.edu and electronically submit a letter of application with statement of interest, vitae (resume), examples of your publications if available, unofficial copies of transcripts, and two letters of references. For full consideration send application materials by April 1, 2007. Posted: 3/8/07.
Community and Ecosystem Ecology: Biological Sciences at Idaho State University invites applications for a postdoctoral researcher to contribute to research programs in community and ecosystem ecology of sagebrush steppe and other human-influenced ecosystems. The successful candidate will work with Drs. Nancy Huntly and Richard Inouye and will help mentor undergraduate and graduate students. This position is funded for one year, with the possibility of extending the position for a second year. Review of applications will begin March 15, 2007, and continue until the position is filled; preferred starting date is May 15, 2007. Send cover letter, curriculum vitae, and three letters of reference to Postdoc Search Committee, Biological Sciences, Idaho State University, 921 S. 8th Stop 8007, Pocatello, ID 83209-8007. Posted: 2/20/07.
Ecosystem Ecology: USDA Forest Service RMRS, with Colorado State University, seeks applicants for a postdoctoral position to quantify the effects of fuels treatments on understory, fuels and fire behavior, and ecosystem function (full job ad in MS Word). The post-doctoral fellow will be responsible for overseeing field data collection for a wide variety of study sites; modeling the effects of chipping and mastication on fuels, fire behavior, and carbon and water cycles; and other portions of the project that mesh with their research interests. This is a two-year position based at RMRS in Fort Collins, Colorado, salary $55k. Interested applicants, with a Ph.D. in ecosystem science, ecology, fire ecology, or closely related fields should submit (1) a cover letter outlining their background, research interests and accomplishments, and how their experience has prepared them for this position; (2) a vitae with verification of PhD degree; and (3) names and contact information for at least three people who may be contacted for letters of reference, to Dr. Mike Ryan, Rocky Mountain Research Station, 240 West Prospect, Fort Collins, CO 80526 (firstname.lastname@example.org). Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until a suitable candidate is found. Posted: 10/27/06.
Visiting Lecturer, Wetland Ecology: The Department of Biological Sciences at Florida International University is seeking an ecologist to fill a 2-year Visiting Lecturer position. This position entails both teaching and research. Teaching responsibilities include one large-enrollment Ecology course and an upper-division or graduate course each year. The Visiting Lecturer would also have ample time to pursue his/her own research, preferably within the context of the Florida Coastal Everglades LTER Program. As such, research experience in wetland ecosystem ecology is preferred but not required. Salary will be commensurate with experience, up to $50k per year plus full benefits. A Ph.D. is required. Applicants should send a brief Statement of Research Interests, a Curriculum Vitae, and a list of 3 references to: Ecology Visiting Lecturer Search Committee, Department of Biological Sciences, Florida International University, 11200 SW 8th St., OE 167, Miami, FL, 33199. The deadline for applications is 30 June 2007 or until the position is filled. For additional information, please contact Evelyn Gaiser (305 348 6145, email@example.com). Posted: 6/4/07.
Instructor, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology: Deadline: June 4, 2007. The UCLA Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology is seeking two full-time instructors starting Fall Quarter 2007 (nine-month appointment, with optional summer teaching). The normal teaching load is two courses per quarter. The successful candidate will teach a subset of the following courses, depending on expertise: (1) upper division major courses: introduction to ecology and evolution (EE Biol 100), evolution, vertebrate morphology, biology of vertebrates, marine biology laboratory, mammalogy, or plant biology; (2) lower division: at least one course per year of Life Sciences 1 (LS 1, Evolution, Ecology and Biodiversity, majors); (3) lower division general education courses in marine biology, evolution, or genetics for non-majors. One of the positions will include course development of laboratory components in LS 1 or EE Biol 100 in lieu of one of the courses, and is intended to become an established position within our long-term teaching program. The mission of the Department is to provide new knowledge of the ecological and evolutionary processes that produce and sustain life on Earth and to educate the next generation of scholars, professionals, and citizens for the biological, environmental and biotechnological challenges of the future. For undergraduates, we offer three majors in biology that includes rigorous and stimulating classes, extensive individual research opportunities with professors, and exciting field courses in unique habitats. Qualifications: Ph.D. degree in the biological sciences; demonstrated experience in undergraduate teaching at the university level; experience with laboratory instruction in the biological sciences. Salary range of $42,780-$74,328 commensurate with qualifications and experience. Please submit curriculum vitae, written statement of teaching interests and background online and at least three letters of reference by June 4, 2007 to UCLA Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Instructor Search, ATTN: Ms. Grace Angus, 621 Charles E. Young Dr. South, Box 951606, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1606. Posted: 5/11/07.
Instructor, Ecology: Instructor needed for the field course, "Ecology of the Pymatuning Region", offered at the Pymatuning Laboratory of Ecology, University of Pittsburgh, Linesville, PA. June 25-July 13, 2007. This course is designed for students with little or no college-level science preparation, including high school juniors and seniors. Daily field excursions to lakes, streams, wetlands, fields, and forests in the Pymatuning region will address basic principles of ecology, evolution, and biodiversity conservation. Students will also become familiar with habitat assessment methods and will develop species identification skills. Ph.D. required; salary commensurate with experience; room, board, and travel expenses provided; family members welcome. Please send letter, CV, and contact information for three references by email to Peter Quinby, PLE Director (firstname.lastname@example.org) by March 16, 2007. Posted: 1/24/07, revised: 1/26/07.
Instructor, Landscape Ecology: The Department of Wildlife Ecology and Conservation at the University of Florida is seeking an instructor to teach two courses during spring semester, 2007. The two courses are: WIS 4203 C Introduction to Landscape Ecology (3 credit hrs). This is an undergraduate course and part of a three course block; undergraduates majors in wildlife must take at least two of these three classes. The class emphasizes application of GIS applications of managing natural resources at the landscape scale. WIS 6426 Landscape Ecology and Management for Biodiversity Conservation (4 credit hours). This graduate-level course is central to the educational background and research of most of our graduate students. Students taking this class become adept at quantitative modeling applications of ecological data within a landscape spatial scale and at short and long-term temporal scales. We have funding to pay the instructor $7,000 per course for each of the courses. Interested applicants should send a letter of interest, names and contact information for three references, and a CV. The letter of interest should include a brief statement of teaching philosophy, disciplinary expertise, interest and experience with teaching, and any thoughts about approaches to teaching the class. Application materials should be sent electronically to John P. Hayes, Department Chair (email@example.com). Posted: 11/28/06.
Hydrological Modeling: Flathead Lake Biological Station of The University of Montana invites applications for a postdoctoral researcher to study relations between river discharge regime and salmon habitat for large basins of the North Pacific Rim. The successful candidate will be part of a multidisciplinary research team utilizing computational hydrological models with climate reanalysis and satellite remote sensing to simulate river discharge characteristics and climate change impacts on salmon habitat structure and diversity. We seek candidates with the following skills: - Demonstrated expertise in computational hydrological modeling using DHSVM, RHESSys, VIC or similar models. - Educational background in Hydrology, Environmental Engineering, Physical Geography or related fields. - Programming ability in C/C++. - Proficiency with image processing and GIS software (e.g., Matlab, ArcGIS/IMS/SDE, ENVI/IDL). - Proficiency in conducting independent scientific research and demonstrated ability to publish in peer-reviewed scientific literature. The successful applicant will be employed on a 12-month letter of appointment including competitive salary ($40k range), medical/dental and retirement benefits. Contracts are renewed annually and may continue depending on funding availability and job performance. Applicants should send a statement of research interests and curriculum vita including the names of three professional references to Dr. John Kimball at firstname.lastname@example.org. Review of applications will begin immediately and will remain open until the position is filled. Posted: 6/4/07.
Hydrologic/Fluvial Landscape Modeling: Currently seeking Postdoctoral Research Associate (or Advanced M.S. Research Analyst)to model hydrologic influences on the ecology of floodplains and river networks. Location: Institute of Ecology, University of Georgia, Athens, GA (for PostDoc) or Eco-metrics, Inc., Atlanta, GA (for Advanced Research Analyst) Note: Applicants with an M.S. must have extensive post-graduate research experience and an ongoing record of scholarly publication. Duration: 1 year, with extension dependent upon funding. Duties: A Postdoctoral Research Associate (or M.S.-level Advanced Research Analyst) with expertise in hydrologic & hydrogeologic modeling and spatial applications in ecology will participate in ongoing research on the hydrology and biogeochemistry of fluvial landscapes (e.g., floodplains and river networks). Duties include development and application of modeling techniques to: 1) investigate the influence of excess fine sediments on the magnitude and patterns of ground water and surface water interactions in alluvial rivers, and 2) collaborating with colleagues to understand resulting implications for the uptake, storage, and remineralization of riverborne nitrogen by biota inhabiting the streambed and hyporheic zone. For more information and application instructions please see: http://www.eco-metrics.com/postdoc.html. Posted: 3/15/07.
Spatial Vegetation Modeling & Landscape Ecology: Postdoctoral Scientist Position (Research Ecologist, GS-408-11 or -12, salary range $52-63k). Location: Forest Landscapes and Ecosystems Team, Ecosystem Processes Program, Pacific Northwest Research Station, USDA Forest Service, Corvallis, Oregon. Start Date: October 1, 2007 (negotiable). Application Closing Date: August 2, 2007. The researcher also will be a member of the Landscape Ecology, Modeling, Mapping, and Analysis (LEMMA) team, comprised of two other scientists and three Faculty Research Assistants from PNW and Oregon State University. At least two years of funding are available, with the possibility of extension up to two more years given additional funding. The position will support a national pilot study to develop novel methods for k-nearest-neighbor (kNN) mapping of forest vegetation and landscape pattern. To learn more about the position: contact Janet Ohmann (email@example.com). Posted: 6/27/07.
Historical Landscape Ecology: We are looking for a postdoctoral research associate to join our research team (School of Natural Resources, University of Missouri-Columbia) to examine restoration and fuel reduction opportunities in fire-adapted forest ecosystems in Missouri, Ohio, and Minnesota. The individual, along with other team members, will work to identify reference conditions, assess fire risks, and develop modeling approaches for prioritizing restoration opportunities in three study landscapes. This position’s primary research objectives are: - Quantify historical forest conditions (such as stand structure, species composition, and density) and reference targets for restoration for fire-adapted oak (MO and OH) or pine (MN) dominated ecosystems using GLO survey data and spatial modeling; - Develop a description of the contemporary condition for these three ecosystems using forest inventory and analysis (FIA) and other data sources; - Develop fire risk maps for contemporary landscapes using FIA, state and national, and wildland-urban interface data; - Produce mapped, spatially optimized, restoration priority indices (for the three regional landscapes) that prioritize restoration efforts based on current forest conditions, landscape rarity of the desired condition, cost to restore, and fire risk, particularly as it pertains to people and communities. The position is located at the University of Missouri-Columbia. The scientist will work with data from Missouri, Ohio, and Minnesota, and will collaborate with an eight-member team of scientists from all three states. Qualified candidates must have a PhD in landscape ecology, biogeography, forest ecosystems and communities, or related fields. Skills in GIS, statistics, and broad-scale environmental and physical data analysis are desirable. Excellent writing and communication skills are needed, as is the desire to work as a team member. The position is annually renewable with funding committed for at least three years. Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience. How To Apply: An application should consist of a cover letter, curriculum vita, and contact information for 3 references. These materials can be submitted electronically to Dr. Hong S. He (firstname.lastname@example.org), Dr. Daniel Dey (email@example.com), and Dr. John Kabrick (firstname.lastname@example.org). Review of applications will begin immediately, and will continue until a suitable candidate is found. The desirable starting date is fall 2007 but a later start is negotiable. Posted: 6/5/07.
Historical Landscape Ecology: Forest Landscape Ecology Lab, Forest Ecology & Management Department, University of Wisconsin-Madison. We are seeking a postdoc for an historical ecology project to examine the relationship of pre-European vegetation of Wisconsin to physical and environmental conditions. We will use historical data from the US General Land Office Public Land Survey, which was done in Wisconsin from the 1830s-1860s. We will link these data with broad-scale physical and environmental data. Significant opportunity exists in linking understanding of Little Ice Age (pre-1800s) conditions leading to the pre-European forests and other vegetation, and changing effects of proximity to the Great Lakes and prairie-forest border. We have done a significant amount of work on this project, including vegetation classification and mapping, deriving historical wind and fire disturbance regimes, assessing surveyor bias, and detailed studies in selected regions of the state. The goal is to complete this work for the entire state. Candidates must have a PhD in hand at the time of beginning employment, in a relevant field. Background and experience in such fields as landscape ecology, biogeography, forest ecosystems and communities, and paleoecology are especially relevant. Skills in spatial analysis, including spatial statistics, GIS, and use of historical and fossil data, and broad-scale environmental and physical data are desirable. Familiarity with paleoecological research in forests, particularly in the northern Lake States, would be a plus. Experience with GIS, database, statistical, and spreadsheet software is assumed. This is formally an annually renewable appointment, with funding committed for at least three years. The starting salary is $42k, and includes benefits. How To Apply: An application should consist of a cover letter, resume or CV, and contact information for 3 references. These materials should be submitted electronically to David Mladenoff (email@example.com). Review of applications will begin immediately, and will continue until a suitable candidate is found. The position is open immediately. Posted: 4/4/07, revised: 5/15/07.
Landscape Ecologist: The South Florida Natural Resources Center at Everglades National Park. For more information on the position, please go to USAJobs and search vacancy announcement # HRF 07-045. GS-0408-12/13. Closes: March 02, 2007. Description: As lead Landscape Ecologist, develops and implements a scientific program that applies the tools and principles of landscape ecology and ecosystems science to evaluate hydrological restoration alternatives. Coordinates the integration of landscape ecology models with hydrological and other ecological models in order to develop a regional ecosystem perspective on Everglades restoration. Performs landscape modeling analysis of the ecological requirements of key plant and animal populations to understand the effects of hydrologic patterns, regional land use dynamics, and water management practices on freshwater plant and animal communities. Uses landscape modeling methods to evaluate the dynamics and impacts of exotic species on park ecosystems, spatial aspects of the biology and ecology of key indicator species, the spread and ecological effects of fires across the landscape, and the spatial factors regulating animal and plant populations. Performs landscape modeling and analysis on vegetation, soils, and related physical landscape features, with a focus on the relationship between spatial and temporal hydrological patterns and structural landscape elements. The environment is typified by climatic extremes (droughts, floods, and hurricanes), fire, and past and present human alteration. Posted: 2/6/07.
Landscape Ecology: The USGS is seeking a Post-doctoral individual with experience using a combination of GIS, remote sensing, modeling, and field experimentation to understand population, community, or ecosystem patterns and processes at multiple temporal and spatial scales. The incumbent will work with a multi- disciplinary team, with substantial independence, studying the effects of land use and climate change in the Lower Mississippi Alluvial Valley. Experience with the effects of land use or climate change on forest and wetland ecosystems and modeling is desirable. Specific skills required: • Using GIS and remote sensing techniques to investigate landscape processes • Modeling of ecological processes. Requirements: The position requires a master’s degree or higher and knowledge/experience in biology, ecology, or botany, soil science. Must have one year’s experience post graduate degree level in biological issues related to natural resources. Experience with ESRI GIS programs/modules (e.g., ArcMap, ArcInfo) is required. Location for the position is at the USGS Research Center in Lafayette, Louisiana. Application: Individuals with the above skills and experience should apply online at www.iapws.com or email Stephen Faulkner at firstname.lastname@example.org. Posted: 12/20/06.
Landscape/Population Ecology: A post-doctoral position is available at the University of Florida for research on landscape-scale dynamics of beach mice populations and dynamics of hurricane-fragmented dune systems on barrier islands. The successful applicant will play a major role in designing the study and lead field research, data analysis, and manuscript preparation. The project will address issues such as metapopulation and source-sink dynamics, landscape connectivity, and spatial and temporal dynamics of dune habitat. Funding is available for 2.5 years. Starting date flexible between May - September 2007. Minimum salary is $37,000 plus health benefits. Research will take place on Santa Rosa Island, which contains some of the most beautiful beaches and dune systems in Florida. Applicants should have a Ph.D. in an ecological field, excellent quantitative and writing skills, and extensive field research experience. Candidates with a strong background in landscape ecology and interest in linking landscape and population processes are preferred. Experience with landscape-level modeling, population modeling, GIS, and mammalian ecology and interest in experimental approaches in landscape ecology are highly desirable. Send cover letter with statement of research interests and professional goals, CV, transcripts and GRE scores (photocopies are ok), and three letters of recommendation to Lyn Branch, Department of Wildlife Ecology and Conservation, Rm. 110 Newins-Ziegler Hall, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32641 or to email@example.com. Review of applications will begin 25 January and continue until position is filled. Posted: 12/14/06.
Landscape Ecology: The Joint Ecological Modeling Lab at Ft Lauderdale Research and Education Center, University of Florida, is seeking applicants for ongoing applied ecological research projects that looks at the entire Greater Everglades South Florida landscape and evaluates the effects of restoration alternatives on biological diversity and ecological integrity. The successful candidate will assist with spatial problem solving to examine issues of hydrological and land use characteristics and wildlife habitat in the Everglades landscape, and landscape model integration with public and policy-maker decision support systems. The analyst will be working foremost with agency biologists and GIS programmers to meet ecological modeling needs of Everglades restoration. Preparation of documentation, metadata, and publications is expected. Applicant should be well versed in ecological modeling and spatial analysis and have an educational background in ecology, conservation biology, or related field. General programming skills are beneficial. Minimum salary is $35k commensurate with education and experience. The appointment is for one year with additional years possible depending upon continued funding and successful performance of duties. Position will be filled immediately. Please send letter of interest, and CV by mail or e-mail to (electronic submission is preferred): Dr Leonard Pearlstine, University of Florida-IFAS, 3205 College Ave., Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, 33314-7799. firstname.lastname@example.org. Only United States citizens or aliens who have a legal right to work in the US are eligible for employment. To be considered, your letter of interest must state if you are presently eligible to work in the US. Posted: 11/13/06.
Ecosystem modeling, landscape/restoration ecology: I have two positions open in my lab at the University of Nevada, Reno, to work on the ecological consequences of potential water right transfers for agriculture and surrounding ecosystems in Nevada's Walker River Basin. 1. Post-Doctoral Research Associate: Dynamic ecosystem modeling of riparian plant community responses to land use change. 2. Research Associate / Spatial Analyst: Spatial modeling and risk assessment analysis. These positions are part of a large, multi-disciplinary, multi-investigator project involving UNR and the Desert Research Institute. The post-doctoral research associate will develop or adapt an ecological modeling approach to forecast plant community responses to changing water allocations and agricultural practices. There will be opportunity to develop a research project addressing the broader implications of changing land and water use practices for dynamics of plant communities and riparian landscapes, particularly with regard to invasive and weedy plant species. The spatial analyst will apply spatial modeling and remote sensing methods to scale measures of evapotranspiration, soil erosivity, salinization potential, soil temperature and ANPP from experimental field plots to the greater Walker River Basin. Applicants for the post-doctoral position must have obtained a Ph.D. within the past 5 years in a relevant scientific discipline, and should have prior experience in ecological simulation modeling, preferably with an ecophysiological or ecosystems emphasis. Salary range is $40k -$45k DOE, + health and retirement benefits. Applicants for the spatial analyst position will preferably have an M.S. degree (B.S. minimum) in a relevant field (ecology, geography, natural resources, environmental science, etc.), with a GIS or remote sensing emphasis. Strong knowledge of ArcGIS software and statistics is required. GIS programming skills, geostatistical skills, and remote sensing are highly desirable. Salary range is $35k - $40k DOE, + benefits. Both positions are available immediately, and expected to last for 18 months with continuation likely. Start date is negotiable (but before 9-1-07 preferred). To Apply: Send a cover letter describing your background including research interests and experiences, a resume or CV, copies of publications (if relevant), and contact information for three references. These materials should be sent (electronically or by mail) to: Dr. Peter Weisberg, Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Science, University of Nevada-Reno, 1000 Valley Road / Mail Stop 186, Reno NV 89557. email: email@example.com. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until a suitable candidate is found. Posted: 3/23/07, revised: 6/4/07.
Landscape Ecology/Fire: Postdoctoral Research Fellowship, Landscape simulation modeling of mountain big sagebrush response to fire. Preferred Start Date: January, 2007. Little is known concerning historical fire regimes associated with mountain big sagebrush dominated landscapes of the Intermountain West. The objectives of this Joint Fire Science Program funded project are to: (1) use proximal fire-scarred trees to estimate fire frequency for mountain big sagebrush communities; (2) develop estimates of post-fire sagebrush recovery using a chronosequence approach; and (3) use these data sources to model long-term response of mountain big sagebrush to alternative fire regime scenarios. A PhD student or postdoctoral researcher is sought to focus on the third objective. This will involve development and application of simulation models to test the appropriateness of shrubland fire frequency estimates for spatiotemporal dynamics of sagebrush distribution, and assess the relative importance of spatially heterogeneous burn severity patterns for post-fire succession. Co-investigators on the project include Stanley Kitchen (Research Botanist with the USFS Shrub Sciences Laboratory), Dongwook Ko (postdoctoral research associate at UNR), and Peter Weisberg (landscape ecologist at UNR). The postdoctoral researcher will be housed at UNR and mentored by Dr. Weisberg. There will also be opportunity to work on a related project, using remote sensing approaches to investigate rates and trajectories of post-fire succession for pinyon-juniper woodland and sagebrush across several central Nevada mountain ranges. The focus will be on the relative distributions of cheatgrass and native perennial species. The investigation will address spatial variation in plant succession due to abiotic factors, legacy effects associated with pre-burn tree dominance, and dispersal effects. Co-investigators on the project include Jeanne Chambers (Research Ecologist with the USFS Rocky Mountain Research Station) and Dr. Weisberg. Candidates are expected to have obtained their Ph.D. within the past 5 years in Ecology, Natural Resources, Geography, Landscape Ecology, Range Science/Management, Forestry, Biology, or a related field. Successful applicants will have an advanced knowledge of fire ecology, landscape ecology, and/or plant community ecology, as well as a solid background in ecological modeling and excellent quantitative skills. Prior experience with vegetation in arid/semi-arid systems is highly desirable. At least an intermediate level of proficiency with computer programming languages is assumed, as is prior experience with GIS and remote sensing. Salary: $38k - $42k DOE, + benefits. Your application should include a cover letter describing research interests and experiences, a resume or CV, copies of publications (if relevant), an unofficial copy of transcripts, and contact information for three references. These materials should be sent (electronically or by mail) to: Dr. Peter Weisberg, Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Science, University of Nevada-Reno, 1000 Valley Road / Mail Stop 186, Reno NV 89557. email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until a suitable candidate is found. For more information about the project, contact Peter Weisberg. Posted: 8/25/06.
Fire Ecologist: The U.S. Forest Service Pacific Southwest Research Station in Redding, CA anticipates hiring a post-doctoral researcher in the fields of fire ecology or forest ecology, starting in the fall of 2007. Duties will include assisting with a literature search and writing of a national synthesis document on ecological effects of season of prescribed fire (funded by the Joint Fire Science Program), and initiating research compatible with agency and lab goals. (Strengths of research scientist at the Redding lab currently include fire history/ fire climate interactions, fire effects, silviculture, tree physiologigal ecology, soil& microbial ecology, soil productivity, and entomology.) During the past decade we have established a number of manipulative stand-scale experiments involving different combinations of thinning and prescribed fire (Blacks Mountain Study, Fire and Fire Surrogate study -South Cascades site, Goosenest Adaptive Management Area study, Fuel Reduction treatments at the Wildland-Urban Interface study). These stand/fuel manipulations are now up to 10 years old and numerous excellent opportunities exist to collect valuable data in a short period of time. Several additional stand manipulation and prescribed fire studies that the person hired may choose to become involved with are being planned. Historical data from old plots established by PSW scientists as early as the 1920's also present opportunities. Desired qualifications: - Interest in applied research that addresses important land management issues. - Knowledge and interest in fire ecology, forest ecology, fire management, and/ or fuel management - Demonstrated publication record. Experience or interest in outreach products geared to broad audiences including managers especially beneficial. - Background indicating potential for collaboration with other research scientists at the lab. -Experience with writing successful grants. The position may last for a period of up to four years, but full funding of years two through four will depend on the incumbent being successful with grant proposals. Salary commensurate with experience (approx. $52K/yr for candidate with PhD). Note: while we are targeting a post-doctoral researcher for this position, it is possible that exceptional candidates with Masters degrees and a strong record of scientific writing geared to the management community may be considered. If interested, please send a CV, including the names, email addresses, and phone numbers of at least three references to Dr. Eric Knapp (email@example.com). You may also call 530 226-2555 for more information. Posted: 6/19/07.
Fire Ecologist: The Missouri State University Department of Biology seeks a Research Specialist II (Fire Ecologist) to research and monitor the effects of prescribed fire in National Park Service units in the central Great Plains. This is a cooperative research effort with the National Park Service’s Heartland Inventory and Monitoring Network involving close interaction with NPS scientist. The Fire Ecologist will analyze existing data and implement new monitoring so that managers have science-based information to assess the efficacy of their prescribed fire programs. This is a full-time position with current funding for three years. Annual salary is $43k. Extensive travel and work in hot, humid weather is expected. The Fire Ecologist will work closely with National Park Service scientist towards: · Documenting and archiving prescribed fire histories for use in analysis · Researching the historic role of fire in the tallgrass prairie ecosystem, and the effect of fire on prairie vegetation community composition and structure · Working with park managers to develop specific and quantifiable prescribed fire objectives · Analyzing monitoring data to specifically examine the effects of prescribed fire · Designing and implementing a pilot project for measuring fire fuels in grasslands · Researching the interaction of fire frequency and the response of woody shrubs and thickets in prairies, and developing recommendations for their management Qualifications: MS or PhD in a natural resource related field. Knowledge and experience in fire ecology, particularly in grassland ecosystems. Familiarity of geographic information systems, specifically ArcGIS. How to apply: Application instructions are available at: here. Search Number: 07BIO05A. In a cover letter, applicants must describe their knowledge of ecological principles of fire-maintained systems in general and the Great Plains ecosystem in particular; specific skills in analysis of complex data sets; and communication (written and oral) and teamwork abilities. Submit a letter of application, a curriculum vitae (or resume), names and contact information for 3-5 professional references, and a Missouri State application for employment to: Office of Human Resources, Missouri State University, 901 S. National, Springfield, MO 65897. Applications are being accepted now through March 23, 2007. Posted: 12/19/06, revised: 2/26/07.
Forest Fire Ecology: A post-doctoral position is available in a multi-scale research study of post-fire boreal forest dynamics at the Forest Landscape Ecology Laboratory, Ontario Forest Research Institute. The research associate will join a multi-disciplinary research team that includes specialists in modeling, programming, landscape ecology, and GIS. Initially, it will be a 2-yr tenure, with the possibility of extension for two more years. The salary will be competitive based on the qualifications and experience. The main responsibility of the research associate is to investigate the changes in stand structure and carbon pool in boreal forests as a result of stand replacing fires. Specifically, this includes developing and testing spatially explicit hypotheses on above-ground carbon pool dynamics at tree- and forest patch-levels. All the necessary databases have already been collected through an extensive field plot network, very high resolution aerial photography, and IKONOS imagery. Qualifications: * A recent Ph.D. in forest ecology, fire ecology, biogeochemistry, statistics, landscape ecology, or closely related discipline (just-about-done is acceptable); * A very good understanding of basic ecological processes associated with carbon dynamics and/or forest fire; * An excellent knowledge of statistical methods and data analysis with computing skills; * Ability to think independently while adhering to scientific method * Good communication skills. Contact: Send a letter of intent listing your academic qualifications and earliest possible start date by e-mail to ajith.perera@Ontario.ca. Alternatively, mail CV and relevant reprints to: Dr. Ajith H. Perera, Senior Research Scientist, Ontario Forest Research Institute, 1235 Queen St. East, Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario P6A 2E5, Canada. Posted: 10/3/06.
Fire Ecology and Modeling: Post-doctoral position in fire ecology and modeling of current and future fire regimes. Responsibilities include analysis of biophysical constraints on historical fire patterns using statistical and simulation modeling; predictive modeling of future fire regimes under global change scenarios; processing fire-related spatial data from a variety of sources (e.g., remote sensing, GIS) at regional to global scales; assisting in the organization of expert workshops with scientists, policy-makers and field practitioners; publishing research results in peer-reviewed journal articles; and future funding proposal development. Some technical assistance is available (e.g., spatial data processing), but strong computational skills will be employed on regular basis. This is a full time position within the College of Natural Resources at UC Berkeley; there will also be very close interaction with The Nature Conservancy's Global Fire Initiative and with the Global Fire Partnership, which is a collaboration between TNC, World Conservation Union (IUCN), UC Berkeley Center for Fire Research and Outreach, and World Wildlife Fund. The Global Fire Partnership works to build the scientific foundations for appropriate fire management worldwide through scientific research and engagement of diverse policy-makers and land managers in the use of sound science in the development of effective biodiversity conservation and restoration strategies. One year appointment (desired start date: November 1, 2006) with possible extension dependent on funding. Salary $35-$41K depending on experience. The position includes health benefits. Some travel will be required. Qualifications: A completed (or imminent) Ph.D. in computational ecology, disturbance ecology, species habitat modeling, natural resources, geography, or related field. Very strong quantitative and computer skills required; excellent written and verbal communications skills required. Training and experience in GIS is important. Knowledge of remote sensing, disturbance ecology, spatial modeling, urban planning, and/or forest ecology is desirable. Ability to work independently and as part of a larger team is essential. To apply: Send printed or electronic (preferred) copies of (1) curriculum vitae; (2) names and contact information (phone, email, address) for three to five references; and (3) reprints of up to three publications to: Dr. Max Moritz, Department of Environmental Science, Policy, and Management, 137 Mulford Hall MC 3114, Berkeley, CA 94720-3114, firstname.lastname@example.org (please cc email@example.com). See the full job description for more information. Posted: 9/27/06.
Forest/Fire Ecologist: Applications are invited for a quantitative ecologist position with the USDA Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station, in Wenatchee, Washington. The successful candidate will work with research scientists at the Wenatchee Forestry Sciences Lab to develop study plans, obtain research funding, analyze datasets, and report research results in the fields of forest ecology, fire ecology, and landscape ecology. Current areas of active research include: 1) post-fire rehabilitation and restoration in dry forest ecosystems; 2) use of prescribed fire and mechanical treatments for reducing fuels and altering vegetation structure in dry forests; 3) reconstructing historical fire regimes, and 4) forest responses to climatic variability and climatic change. This position may be filled at the masters or doctoral level, with greater emphasis on research synthesis and publication expected at the doctoral level. The successful candidate will be well-versed in the principles of forest and fire ecology, and proficient in statistical analysis of ecological data, GIS analysis of spatial data, and management of large datasets. Strong oral and written communication skills are also required. Knowledge of advanced statistical methods, demonstrated success publishing research results in scientific journals, and prior experience in dendrochronology are preferred, but not required. See the vacancy announcement on USAJOBS for minimum education and experience requirements. This position is funded for an initial period of 13 months, but may be extended for up to four years, depending on performance and availability of funding. The preferred starting date is August or September of 2006. Starting salary is expected to be $42,955 per year, plus benefits. To apply, visit USAJOBS, search for vacancy announcement number ADS06-PNW-MDR-491D, and follow the link to apply through Avue Digital Services (ADS). Questions regarding this position may be directed to Dave Peterson (firstname.lastname@example.org). Closes: 7/7/2006. Posted: 6/22/06.
Plant Ecology: Full time (12 month) Research Associate (Postdoctoral Researcher) position to supervise surveys of plant species and analyze long-term ecological change in a protected wetland, Cedarburg Bog, at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Field Station and within the Dept of Biological Sciences. A PhD with a focus on plant ecology and climate change is preferred, but we will consider exceptional MS - level candidates. The successful candidate will work both independently and with a team of PIs to characterize long term changes in plant species distribution and abundance, breeding bird abundance and phenology in a vulnerable wetland and vegetation type which occurs at the southern extreme of its distribution. The position will involve data mining to generate a long term database of ecological change in the wetland and analyze this database for long term trends. The candidate will also assist with writing research proposals to support ongoing long term monitoring of the wetland. Proficiency with ecological statistics and data analysis and good communication skills are required. We offer a competitive salary and full benefits. Initial appointment will be for one year with the possibility of renewal for a second year. Start date is between August 1 and December 1, 2006. Review of applications will begin July 15 and continue until position is filled. Email email@example.com for more information. To apply, send letter of interest highlighting your relevant experience and interests, a complete CV, and contact information for 3 referees to: Dr Erica Young, Dept Biological Sciences, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Box 413, Milwaukee WI 53201. Information about this and additional job openings can be found here. Posted: 6/23/06.
Wind Dynamics and Seed Dispersal in Fragmented Landscapes: Wind Dynamics and Seed Dispersal in Fragmented Landscapes A postdoctoral position funded by NSF is available in the research group of Ellen Damschen at Washington University in St. Louis. In collaboration with Damschen, Ran Nathan (Hebrew University of Jerusalem), Gaby Katul (Duke University), Ana Trakhtenbrot (Hebrew University of Jerusalem), and The Corridor Research Group, the successful candidate will conduct experimental research to determine how landscape connectivity and heterogeneity affect the movement of wind-dispersed seeds within a novel large-scale experiment near Aiken, South Carolina (publications from this landscape). This research requires quantitative knowledge or the willingness to learn about wind dynamics and the physical movement of seeds. Applicants with transferable skills in fluid dynamics (e.g., from marine or freshwater systems) are encouraged to apply. The work also has direct conservation relevance for the consequences of habitat fragmentation, reserve design, and corridors. Damschen’s growing research group currently includes one postdoc (Lars Brudvig), one graduate student (Melissa Simon), and one research technician (Elizabeth Long). Our research focuses on the role of spatial factors in determining plant community composition and diversity and involves collaboration with other faculty at Washington University and The Corridor Research Group. Our lab uses both experiments and observational studies to provide tests of ecological theory that may also have applied conservation relevance. Funding for salary and research expenses is available for one year with the possibility of extension. The preferred start date is September 1, 2007, but this is flexible. The primary location of the postdoc will be determined together with Damschen, but substantial time will need to be spent at the field site near Aiken, SC to conduct the experimental portions of the work. Applicants must have relevant Ph.D. experience fluid dynamics or ecology. In addition, the successful applicant will work collaboratively to obtain additional funding. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, however, candidates are encouraged to send an email indicating interest in the position as soon as possible. To apply, e-mail a research statement that includes relevant experience for understanding wind dynamics and conducting dispersal experiments, a curriculum vitae, relevant publications, and names of three references to: Ellen Damschen, Department of Biology, Washington University, 1 Brookings Drive, Campus Box 1137, St. Louis, MO 63130. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Posted: 7/2/07.
Seed Dispersal Ecology: – Postdoctoral Research Associate, Department of Ecology, Evolution & Environmental Biology Columbia University. Quantifying seed dispersal by birds in a fragmented tropical landscape. A post-doctoral position is available to work with Dr Maria Uriarte (Columbia University) and Dr. Emilio Bruna (University of Florida), on a project aimed at examining the impact of forest fragmentation on demography of the Amazonian understory herb Heliconia acuminata. We seek to combine existing data on the movement of H. acuminata's dispersers with empirical estimates of the gut-passage rates of seeds to estimate a mechanism-based seed dispersal distribution. Applicants should have a PhD in ecology, behaviour, or evolutionary biology with experience in seed dispersal ecology or avian foraging behaviour; an excellent command of Portuguese is preferred. Applicants must be capable of capturing birds using mistnets and conducting simple feeding experiments. This appointment, which is funded by NSF, is initially for one year but may be renewable for a second year based on qualifications, experience and performance. The position will be based in Manaus, Brazil and offers competitive salary plus benefits. The desired start date is January 1st, 2007, but this date is flexible for exceptional candidates. Applications, including a cover letter, copy of a CV, representative publications and the names and addresses of three referees, should be sent by email to Dr. Maria Uriarte, Dept. of Ecology, Evolution & Environmental Biology, Columbia University (Email: email@example.com). Screening of applications will begin September 1st, 2006. Informal inquiries are also welcome via email. Posted: 7/14/06.
Weed Ecology: Department of Land Resources and Environmental Sciences, Montana State University. Date position available: March 1st, 2007. We are seeking a highly qualified and motivated individual wishing to pursue a Ph.D. or a Post Doc in weed ecology. The successful candidate will assess the functional importance of diverse weed communities in contrasting dryland cropping systems. Research involves laboratory, greenhouse, and fields studies to 1) quantify the impact of multiple weed species on crops and weeds, 2) evaluate the role of soil microbial activity in determining current crop-weed competitive interactions and 3) develop neighborhood based models to determine the effect of a diverse set of individuals on target plants growth and reproductive output. Qualification sought: The candidate should have a background in Agronomy, Plant Ecology, or Environmental Sciences with experience in conducting research, and an ability to work in a collaborative environment. A strong interest in quantitative plant methods including experimental design, statistics, and modeling is highly desired. Contact for additional information: Fabián Menalled, LRES, 720 Leon Johnson Hall, Bozeman, MT 59717-3120. Phone: (406) 994-4783, firstname.lastname@example.org. Bruce Maxwell, LRES, 719 Leon Johnson Hall, Bozeman, MT 59717-3120. Phone: (406) 994-5717, email@example.com. Application procedures: Submit 1) letter of interest stating professional goals, research interests, and qualifications, 2) a resume, 3) transcripts and GRE scores (unofficial copies acceptable at present), and 4) the names, affiliations, email addresses, and phone numbers of three references. Electronic applications are accepted. Posted: 12/27/06.
Agroecology: Post-doctoral scientist, Penn State University Dept. of Crop and Soil Sciences and Dept. of Entomology. Interdisciplinary study on organic transition to quantify the dynamics of weed populations, soil arthropod community, soil quality indicators, and agronomic properties. The successful candidate will direct an ongoing study to analyze weed, arthropod, agronomic, environmental and economic data; collaborate with other investigators on project to publish the findings of the study, and participate in extension and grant-writing activities. PhD in weed-, arthropod-, soil- or agro-ecology. Experience working with complex studies is desired but not required. The post-doctoral scientist will work directly in collaboration with Mary Barbercheck (arthropod ecology), David Mortensen (weed ecology) and a farmer advisory panel in guiding the research and outreach education associated with the project. For further information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com. Posted: 9/11/06.
[position filled] Rangeland Management: The University of Arizona is seeking an Assistant Specialist/Assistant Research Scientist. This position will be under the direction of the School of Natural Resources but located at the V-V Ranch Experiment Station, operated by the University and located near Camp Verde, Arizona. The position is continuing appointment eligible and will be approximately 75% extension and 25% research on a fiscal year (12 month) basis. The incumbent will develop and implement extension programming, in coordination with other extension personnel and university faculty, focused on sustainable range livestock production on public and private rangelands, emphasizing ecological services and watershed and ecosystem levels. A PhD in rangeland ecology and management or closely allied field with training in natural resources with at least one degree in rangeland ecology and management (rangeland science) is required. Candidates should have a strong background in rangeland plant ecology or animal science with education and/or experience in rangeland management practices. Interested parties should go to UA Career Track for additional information about Job #36495. An application, CV, and statement of Extension and research goals are required. Review of all applicants will begin December 1, 2006. Posted: 11/21/06.
Rangeland Management/Ecology: The USDA, Agricultural Research Service, Fort Keogh Livestock and Range Research Unit in Miles City, MT, is seeking a permanent, full-time Research Rangeland Management Specialist or Research Ecologist. Salary range is $62,291 to $113,791 per annum depending on experience. Focus of research will be on developing new understandings of plant competitive interactions at the soil/plant interface as affected by an array of abiotic and biotic factors including climatic conditions, fire, and herbivory. For more information go to www.afm.ars.usda.gov/divisions/hrd and look for Announcement Number ARS-X7W-0018 or call Jack Attig at 406.874.8239. U.S. citizenship is required. Applications must be postmarked by 11/13/2006. Posted: 10/18/06.
Rangeland Ecology: GS-13 - GS-15, salary range $74k - $133k. The Agricultural Research Service (ARS) of the US Department of Agriculture invites applications for a Research Landscape Ecologist/Rangeland Scientist that is to be located in Reno, Nevada. The position serves in the Exotic and Invasive Weed Research Unit (EIWRU) which conducts studies on the biology and control of invasive plant species. The position will have full responsibility for initiating, developing and managing independent research projects addressing the areawide ecology and management of rangelands, including invasive plants such as exotic cheatgrass (Bromus tectorum) and native expanding populations of pinion pine and juniper. Research may include plant developmental biology, ecosystem dynamics, hydrology, integrated vegetation management and interactions with other abiotic and biotic factors affecting rangeland health, invasive weed control, and habitat assessment/management. The research effort should include a combination of field, laboratory and greenhouse studies for improving the areawide and long-term management of these habitats using landscape level tools such as remote sensing, and GIS/ GPS technology, and through improved ecological understanding of the natural and grazing environments of eastern California and Great Basin areas of Nevada. As a team member, cooperates with other research scientists in the EIWRU, other ARS locations, state departments of agriculture, university scientists and private groups, contributing skills in, ecology, biology, hydrology, modeling and rangeland assessment techniques. Is expected to participate in and help lead a cooperative program between USDA and NASA that will be focused on the integrated management of sustainable rangeland habitats. The position will also serve as Lead Scientist on one of the two CRIS projects currently funded at the ARS Reno Worksite of the Exotic and Invasive Week Research Unit. For complete announcement and application information, please see www.afm.ars.usda.gov/divisions/hrd/ Announcement number: ARS-X6W-0351. For additional information on the application process please contact Ms. Franky Reese on 301-504-1555. For detailed information regarding the position please contact Dr. Keirith Snyder, Search Committee Chair, (775) 784-6057; e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications should be received by the closing date of September 22, 2006. You must be a US Citizen. Posted: 8/25/06.
Rangeland Ecology: The USDA, Agricultural Research Service, Range and Meadow Forage Management Research in Burns, OR, seeks a permanent, full-time Research Rangeland Management Specialist or Research Ecologist to conduct rangeland research to develop a better understanding of the influence of climate, landscape position and management on the habitat for sage-grouse and other sagebrush-obligate species. Salary range is $62,291 to $113,791 per annum depending on experience. For more information go here and look for Announcement Number ARS-X6W-0323. Closes: August 21, 2006. Posted: 8/14/06.
Rangeland Ecology: The USDA, Agricultural Research Service, Fort Keogh Livestock and Range Research Unit in Miles City, MT, seeks a permanent, full-time Research Rangeland Management Specialist or Research Ecologist. Salary range is $62,291 to $113,791 per annum depending on experience. Focus of research will be on developing new understandings of plant competitive interactions at the soil/plant interface as affected by an array of abiotic and biotic factors including climatic conditions, fire, and herbivory. For more information go here and look for Announcement Number ARS-X6W-0310 or call Jack Attig at 406.874.8239. U.S. citizenship is required. Applications must be postmarked by 8/30/2006. Technical inquires should be directed to Rod Heitschmidt, Research Leader, Fort Keogh Livestock & Range Research Laboratory, 243 Fort Keogh Road, Miles City, MT 59301. Ph. 406-874-4970 email@example.com. Posted: 7/24/06.
Rangeland Ecology: Research Rangeland Management Specialist/Research Ecologist, Southern Plains Range Research Station, Woodward, OK. GS 13/14 - Salary Range of $74k-$113k. The USDA ARS, Southern Plains Range Research Station is seeking highly qualified candidates for a permanent full-time scientific position. The position's specific research is: Determine effects of herbivory on plant diversity; Determine influence of landscape uses on plant communities and soil health; Increase establishment success and diversity of reclaimed pasturelands; Develop ecologically diverse and economically sustainable integrated production systems; Contribute to revitalizing rural communities by transitioning from traditional annual cropland to perennial based agriculture. To apply, print a copy of vacancy announcement ARS-X6S-0170 from the ARS Careers Website and follow the application directions provided. To have a printed copy mailed, call 580/256-7449. US citizenship is required. Announcement closes 8/18/06. Posted: 7/21/06.
Grassland Ecologist: University of Nebraska-Lincoln Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources Post Doctoral Associate with the Department of Agronomy and Horticulture. This position is a non-tenure, 40% teaching/60% research position, renewable annually following satisfactory performance evaluation, and is dependent on available funding. Approximate starting date of the position is May 2007. The successful candidate will oversee continuing long-term studies on vegetation changes in the Nebraska Sandhills, vegetation changes associated with fire and mowing tallgrass prairie, and succession in Sandhills blowouts. In addition, the successful candidate will assist in re-establishing Penstemon haydenii, an endangered species associated with Sandhills blowouts and evaluation of grazing as a tool to renovate wetlands. The successful candidate will seek funding and initiate ecological research on Nebraska grasslands that will contribute to the strategic plans of the department. Research results are to be published in referred scientific journals and presented at national and local meetings. Teaching duties will include major responsibility for teaching or co- teaching a senior/graduate level grassland sampling techniques course on either an annual or biannual basis, depending on student demand, co- teaching a sophomore level introduction to grassland management course on an annual basis, and organizing the range seminar series. The successful candidate will be expected to interact as a member of an interdisciplinary research team and assist in the activities and education of graduate and undergraduate students. Requires a Ph.D. in Ecology, Range Science, Biological Sciences, or a related field. Deadline: March 15, 2007, or until a suitable candidate is identified. Application: Please send resume, transcripts, and three letters of reference to: Dr. James Stubbendieck, University of Nebraska - Lincoln, P.O. Box 830915, Lincoln, NE 68583-0915. firstname.lastname@example.org, (402) 472-1519 or (402) 472-3082. Posted: 2/27/07.
Ecologist and Environmental/Resource Economist: The Woods Hole Research Center is expanding its scientific staff in the fields of ecosystem services and natural-resource economics to strengthen existing focuses on the scientific and policy dimensions of sustainable management of forests. Two regular staff positions at the Assistant, Associate, or Senior Scientist level are now open. Position Descriptions: (1) An ecologist, biologist, or geographer is sought who will work on the relation between the condition of forest ecosystems and the "ecosystem services" they deliver. Ideal candidates will have a track record of conducting research on terrestrial ecosystems that is applied to the development of market and/or policy mechanisms for maintaining or restoring ecosystem services. (2) An environmental/resource economist is sought who will focus on (a) the economic valuation of the products and services derivable from forest ecosystems under alternative modes of management, and (b) mechanisms for reflecting the value of these products and services in market and non-market decision mechanisms affecting the future of the forests. Qualifications: The successful candidates will be expected to collaborate with other staff scientists and policy experts on evaluating and supporting emerging opportunities for fostering improved valuation and compensation for sustaining ecosystem services. They should have a Ph.D., a demonstrated ability to work with colleagues from other disciplines, and a proven track record in publishing, securing research funding, and developing research programs. These positions are partially funded by a grant through partnership with the Goldman Sachs Center for Environmental Markets as part of the Clinton Global Initiative. Start Date: No later than September 1, 2007. We expect to begin the interview process in early May. The positions will remain open until filled. Application Instructions: To apply, send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and names and contact information of 3 persons who can be contacted for letters of reference, to email@example.com. More information about this position. Contact Information: firstname.lastname@example.org Woods Hole Research Center 149 Woods Hole Road Falmouth MA 02540 USA. Posted: 4/23/07.
Ecology and Economics in Forested Landscapes: A postdoctoral associate and two graduate students are sought to join an interdisciplinary team that integrates ecology and economics for studying forested landscapes. This integrated project takes a systems approach to examine ecological and economic effects of forest management on both public and private lands in a large region of Michigan's Upper Peninsula. The region is currently managed primarily for timber harvest and deer hunting, with protection of non-game wildlife and promotion of tourism as additional goals. Our objectives are to (1) develop and validate a systems ecological-economic model, (2) conduct simulation experiments and test hypotheses using the model, and (3) use research products for education and extension. The comprehensive model will incorporate a variety of information (e.g., plants, wildlife, especially migratory songbirds, market and non-market values, and management activities) to address many fundamental questions that have important implications for management. The completion of this project will provide critical multi-scale information on ecological and economic responses across managed landscapes, economic trade-offs among various forest products and ecosystem services, and ways to optimize the choice and spatial arrangement of management options on the landscapes to improve and sustain natural resources and ecosystem services. Team members will have opportunities to be involved in outreach activities in which we share information with area stakeholders, and use this information to maximize the applicability of the model. We are looking for highly motivated individuals to achieve the project objectives and to experience unique interdisciplinary opportunities. Applicants should have strong interests in systems modeling, landscape ecology, forest ecology, wildlife ecology, or resource economics. Strong quantitative skills (e.g., computer modeling, mathematics, geographic information systems, remote sensing, and/or statistics) and programming experiences (e.g., C, C++, or Java) are desirable. The starting date is negotiable. Interested individuals should provide the following materials as soon as possible: (1) cover letter indicating general and specific research interests/experiences, (2) statement of professional goals (e.g., plans after finishing the training), (3) resume, (4) transcripts, (5) list of three references (names, email addresses, phone numbers, and postal addresses), (6) GRE scores, and (7) TOEFL scores (for international applicants whose native language is not English). Photocopies of transcripts and GRE/TOEFL scores are okay initially. Reviews of applications will continue until the positions are filled. For additional information about the project, please contact Dr. Jianguo (Jack) Liu (systems modeling/landscape ecology, email@example.com), Dr. Frank Lupi (resource economics, firstname.lastname@example.org), Dr. Mike Walters (forest ecology, email@example.com), or Dr. Kim Hall (wildlife ecology, firstname.lastname@example.org). In addition to these principal investigators, a number of collaborators from several resource management agencies (e.g., USGS, The Nature Conservancy, and Michigan Department of Natural Resources) are also part of the team. Please email, mail, or fax all application materials to: Sherrie Lenneman, Center for Systems Integration and Sustainability, Department of Fisheries and Wildlife, 13 Natural Resources Building, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48824, USA. 517-432-1699 (fax), email@example.com (email). Posted: 8/14/06.
Landscape Ecology, Plant-Animal Interactions: The Corridor Research Group (a collaboration between the University of Florida, North Carolina State University, the University of Washington, Washington University in St. Louis, and the US Forest Service) is seeking to employ a Post-Doctoral Fellow to lead a large-scale experiment examining the effects of landscape corridors on herbivory, pollination, seed dispersal, seed predation, and population establishment of native plant species with varying life-history characteristics. The post-doctoral associate will initiate and coordinate collaborative and independent research on large replicated landscapes on the Savannah River Site, near Aiken, South Carolina. This position includes significant opportunities to initiate an independent research program with support from the participating investigators, and requires strong interpersonal skills, as the post-doc will be in charge of coordinating an NSF funded collaborative research program involving four universities and the US forest Service. This position will start March 1, 2007. The post-doc will be officially affiliated with the University of Florida (Dr. Doug Levey, PI) and with Washington University (Dr. Ellen Damschen, PI), but research will be conducted in collaboration with all four PIs , (Dr. Nick Haddad (NCSU), Dr. Joshua Tewksbury (UW)) and joint affiliation will be granted to any of the four collaborating institutions as needed. Compensation will be competitive and the position will extend from 2 to 4 years, depending on funding. Required: a PhD in ecology, plant science, or related area. Materials to submit: CV, cover letter explaining research interests, and contact numbers for three references. All materials should be submitted electronically to Dr. Joshua Tewksbury. Contact: Dr Joshua Tewksbury (firstname.lastname@example.org); 206 616-2129 or 206 331-1893. Posted: 7/14/06.
Hurricane Impacts on Southeast Forests: The Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, in the newly formed Division of Earth and Ecological Sciences at Tulane University, is seeking a post-doctoral or advanced post-masters Research Associate. The position is offered under a DOE funded National Institute for Climatic Change Research (NICCR) project entitled "Hurricane Impacts on Structure and Functioning of Southeastern Forests", led by Dr. Jeffrey Chambers. The successful applicant will have significant experience in one or more of the following fields: forest field ecology, remote sensing, ecosystem simulation models, and GIS. Job responsibilities will include participating in forest field campaigns to quantify species specific tree mortality and damage rates in coastal areas impacted by Major hurricanes. Additional activities in remote sensing, modeling, and GIS dependent on applicant's skills. Consideration of candidates will start immediately and continue until position is filled, with a 30 September 2006 target date. Applicants are encouraged to respond immediately as the position will be filled when the appropriate candidate is found. Salary negotiable based on qualifications of ~40k/year. Applicants should send an electronic application with a statement of research interests, current CV, and contact information for three references to Dr. Chambers (email@example.com) with "NICCR Research Associate search" in the subject line. Posted: 8/16/06.
Modeling Boreal Soil Carbon Dynamics: A postdoctoral position modeling boreal soil carbon dynamics under a changing climate will be available at the University of Colorado at Boulder starting in summer/fall 2007. The position will focus on evaluating the vulnerability of boreal soil carbon to destabilization under projected 21st Century climate change and will involve both biogeochemical and soil thermal model development. The model is based on a recently developed mechanistic boreal soil carbon model and will involve close interactions with both researchers at the US Geological Survey and the University of Alaska Fairbanks. Full job ad. Applicants should have a Ph.D. in Ecology, Biogeochemistry, Hydrology or a related field and possess strong computational and programming skills. Experience with Matlab is essential and knowledge of another programming language (Fortran, C++ etc) is highly desirable. The position is available for up to three years with a competitive salary and benefits package. Interested applicants should contact Jason Neff (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more information. Posted: 5/16/07.
Soil Scientist, Grasslands: Postdoctoral Fellow. Job Number: AGR553. Applications Close 26/05/2007. A postdoctoral research position is available in soil science within the Land and Environmental Management section of AgResearch. The project will focus on the impacts of global change on the fertility of New Zealand pastoral soils in particular the consequences of progressive nutrient limitation. The research will use unique experimental facilities – the New Zealand FACE facility (now in its 10th year of operation) and natural CO2 springs – and will involve collaborative work with FACE experiments in Tasmania and Denmark. The position would suit a motivated, independent, career-minded scientist with a strong background in soil science and good communication skills. The successful candidate will have a PhD or equivalent degree. Experience in the use of isotopes for the study of C and N biogeochemistry would be desirable. The fellowship will be for an initial period of 2 years with a strong opportunity for subsequent permanent appointment. The Land and Environmental Management section specialises in research and development to achieve productivity and environmental goals in the pastoral sector. The global change research team is located at the Grasslands Research Centre in Palmerston North. For further information contact Paul Newton at email@example.com or to apply for this position, please apply on line via the AgResearch website by 27 May 2007. For all enquires regarding this position, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with subject line "Recruitment Enquiry. J/N AGR553 Scientist, Postdoctoral Fellow". Posted: 5/15/07.
Soil Ecology/Soil Biogeochemistry: The Environment and Natural Resources Institute, University of Alaska Anchorage is seeking a soil ecologist, soil biogeochemist for a postdoctoral position on a NSF IPY (International Polar Year) project with field studies at Toolik Lake, AK. The incumbent will conduct and supervise experimental work elucidating the consequences of deeper snow, shrub increases and effects on soil-plant dynamics. This will include studies using 15N tracer and 15N techniques to address N acquisition by microbes and plants throughout the year. The postdoctoral fellow will join a team that has conduced long-term experiments at Toolik Lake since 1994 as part of the ITEX (International Tundra Experiment) and have established a new set of experimental snow depth treatments that will be used in this research. A significant portion of the research focus will be on winter ecology. The successful applicant will be expected to assist in supervising graduate and undergraduate students and to assist the project PI's with the project management. A Ph.D. or previous postdoctoral research experience in soil ecology, soil microbiology, soil biogeochemistry or closely related field with a background in tundra ecosystem studies is desired. The salary will be between $3500-$3700 per month plus full benefits depending on experience. Submit letter of interest highlighting research experience applicable to these research activities, curriculum vitae and the names of three references to Dr. Jeff Welker, Professor and Director, at: email@example.com. For complete job vacancy announcement and application process please see the full position listing. Applications are due by 7 March. The position is available beginning 1 April, 2007. Posted: 2/7/07, revised: 2/22/07.
[position filled] Plant-Soil-Interaction in Alpine Grassland: A postdoctoral position is available for up to four years in the Air Pollution/Climate Research Group of the Swiss Federal Research Station Agroscope Reckenholz-Taenikon (ART) in Zurich led by Prof. J. Fuhrer. The position is part of an ongoing project funded by the Swiss Federal Office of Environment. The aim is to investigate the interactive effects of increasing atmospheric nitrogen deposition and rising ozone concentrations on species-rich alpine grasslands. The long-term field experiment, situated on a large plateau at timberline in the Swiss Alps, was initiated in 2004 and is planned to continue until 2010. 180 monoliths containing the complete undisturbed topsoil with the native vegetation are under free air ozone exposures with different nitrogen treatments at the original site. Further details on the experiment. Results from this research are expected to contribute to the refinement of national and international (UNECE) air pollution abatement policies. The successful candidate will join a group of plant ecologist, plant physiologists and soil scientists. His/her work will focus on the belowground compartment to investigate rhizosphere processes under the applied treatments. This will complement our investigations of vegetation changes and ecosystem gas exchange. The candidate is also expected to help in the maintenance of the experiment and in the botanical surveys, and to publish research findings in the peer reviewed literature. The successful candidate should have a PhD in ecology, soil science or related fields with a strong background in plant-soil-interactions. The position is available immediately, but starting data is negotiable. Applications will be considered until the position is filled. Salary will be fixed according to Swiss National Science Foundation guidelines. Applicants should submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae with a list of publications, a brief statement of research interests, and contact information for at least three references by email to Dr. Matthias Volk. Posted: 1/19/07.
Soil Ecologist/Microbiologist: The Department of Plant Sciences, University of California-Davis is seeking a Soil ecologist/microbiologist for a 1-year (with possible extension) post-doctoral research position. The incumbent will conduct and supervise experimental work elucidating the relationship between ecosystem functioning and global change. The postdoctoral fellow will focus on two projects: 1) a study linking N cycling processes and microbial community composition in a soybean agroecosystem exposed to elevated CO2 and O3, and 2) investigating the physiochemical and biological controls on C saturation and the associated kinetics of organic matter decomposition and stabilization. The successful applicant will be expected to assist in supervising graduate and undergraduate students and to assist the project PI’s with the project management. A Ph.D. in soil ecology and/or soil microbiology with a background in molecular biology is desired. Salary is $38,758 per annum plus full benefits. Submit application letter, curriculum vitae and the names of three references to Dr. J. Six, Department of Plant Sciences, One Shields Avenue, University of California, Davis, CA 95616. Phone: 530-752-1212, Fax: 530-752-4361, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Posted: 1/11/07.
Mycorrhizal Ecology: The following positions are open: - Postdoctoral Research Associate (3 years, funding available for 5 years) in mycorrhizal/ fungal ecology at Freie Universitaet Berlin. Teaching: 4 hrs/ week. Focus on soil molecular ecology. Application deadline: 4/2/07; start date is flexible. - Postdoctoral Research Associate (3 years, funding available for 5 years) in mycorrhizal ecology at Freie Universitaet Berlin. Teaching: 4 hrs/week. Focus on ecology of arbuscular mycorrhiza. Application deadline: 4/2/07; start date is flexible (but April preferred). - Also: 1 Ph.D. student position (4 years, 2 hrs/ week teaching) in mycorrhizal/ plant/ soil ecology (open topic). Application deadline 3/19/07. For more details, and to view the full position descriptions/ application instructions (in German) go to mycorrhizas.googlepages.com Please contact Matthias Rillig (email@example.com) with inquiries about these and other opportunities to join the new group in Berlin. Exceptional candidates in other areas of soil and plant ecology will also be considered. Posted: 3/12/07.
Soil Ecology: The Holden Arboretum, located in NE Ohio (near Cleveland), is building an interdisciplinary research program in the biology and ecology of urban-influenced forest ecosystems. The program will focus on understanding how these ecosystems respond to environmental stress at various scales (organismal to ecosystem), and on identifying potential adaptive mechanisms to these stresses. We are seeking applicants for two postdoctoral positions in soil ecology, more specifically: (1) rhizosphere biologist, with a research focus in mycorrhizal and/or microbial systems of forests, and experience in advanced molecular techniques and (2) soil biogeochemist, with a focus on global change and biogeochemical/microbial processes in forest ecosystems. The Holden Arboretum is one of the largest, non-profit public gardens in the USA, with over 1400 contiguous hectares of gardens, documented plant collections, and natural areas that include mature forest remnants. The research program is housed in a modern science center that contains 15,000 square feet of greenhouse and research facilities. Holden scientists have the opportunity for interdisciplinary interactions with students and faculty from neighboring universities including Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland State University, and Ohio State University. Interested applicants should have a Ph.D. in biology, ecology, soil science or related discipline by the starting date. We will begin reviewing applications on November 20 2006. Positions may begin as early as March of 2007, but the start date is flexible. Interested applicants should send a cover letter, a one page statement of research interests, curriculum vitae, and names and addresses of three referees to: Douglas Dykes, Director of Human Resources, The Holden Arboretum, 9500 Sperry Road, Kirtland, OH 44094-5172. Questions concerning the positions should be forwarded to Dr. David Burke, rhizosphere biologist (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Dr. Kurt Smemo, soil biogeochemist (email@example.com). Please indicate in your application if you are applying for the rhizosphere biologist or soil biogeochemist position. Contact Number: (440) 602-3856. Job Announcement No.: 2006-45. Closing Date: Until Filled. Posted: 10/20/06.
Forest Soils/Global Change: A position is available for a Postdoctoral Research Associate to contribute to an NSF-sponsored study of carbon and nitrogen cycling in a long-term elevated carbon dioxide experiment. The Associate will lead studies on soil carbon and nitrogen mineralization, leaching and plant nitrogen uptake in a scrub oak forest. Expertise in some combination of soil science, nutrient element cycling, pedogenesis, soil ecology or biogeochemistry is desired. Familiarity with the use of stable isotopes to study soil element cycles will be helpful. The Associate will join a team studying the mechanisms of progressive nitrogen limitation on carbon sequestration in soils. Although the study is located on the property of the Kennedy Space Center, Florida, the Associate will be resident at The Smithsonian Environmental Research Center. The center is a 1200 ha complex of forest, farmland, and wetland (www.serc.si.edu) located a convenient distance from Washington, DC and Annapolis, MD. The appointment is initially for 1 year and may be renewed for one additional year. To apply, email a letter of interest and CV to the address below by August 15th, 2006. Applications that arrive after this date will be considered until the position is filled. Send applications to: Dr. Pat Megonigal (firstname.lastname@example.org, Voice: 301-812-0799). Posted: 7/6/06.
Trace Gas Fluxes, Everglades: A multidisciplinary team of researchers is seeking a Postdoctoral Research Associate with interests and expertise in micrometeorological or biogeochemical measurements of trace gas fluxes and/or plant physiological ecology. The position will focus on eddy covariance measurements of CO2 and water exchange in two types of Everglades marsh as part of the U.S. DOE NICCR program. The successful applicant must be capable of working independently, of guiding graduate assistants and technicians, and have experience in the use of electronic instrumentation including data loggers. Familiarity with ecosystem modeling is highly desirable. Specific responsibilities will include managing eddy covariance measurements, participating in ecosystem modeling and chamber-level and geochemical measurements of carbon fixation, and taking the lead in key project publications. Research will be conducted in Everglades National Park in collaboration with the Florida Coastal Everglades LTER. Applicants must hold a Ph.D. in ecology, biology, micrometeorology, earth sciences, or a related field and have a strong record of scientific publication. This position may entail moderately strenuous fieldwork. Application review has begun and will continue until a suitable candidate is identified and the position filled. Applications and inquiries should be sent to Steve Oberbauer (email@example.com, Department of Biological Sciences, Florida International University, Miami, FL 33199. Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of research interests and expertise, and full contact information for three references. Posted: 3/15/07.
Marine Carbon Cycle Modeling: Post-doctoral and graduate research positions in applied mathematical modeling at Mount Allison University (Sackville, New Brunswick, Canada) are available. Research in our lab examines the role of biota in the ocean carbon cycle at a range of temporal and spatial scales. We use a variety of methods including data-driven models, statistical data analysis, and simple mechanistic differential equation models. Several projects are available including mathematical modeling of ocean-plankton ecology and analysis of ocean color remote sensing. Candidates for the post-doctoral position should have a PhD in applied mathematics, computer science or related discipline, or expect completion by August 2007. Experience with mathematical modeling is essential and knowledge of the carbon cycle is advantageous, but not required. For more information go to www.mmab.ca or contact Andrew Irwin (firstname.lastname@example.org). Applicants should send a c.v. and contact information for three referees. Applications will be reviewed as they are received. Posted: 3/28/07.
Ecosystem C Dynamics: A post-doctoral position is available to work on a multi-investigator project that examines the effects of elevated carbon dioxide on C dynamics and isotope composition in the Mojave Desert. The fieldwork for the project will be at the Nevada Desert FACE Facility (NDFF). The successful applicant must be capable of field 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, School of Biological Sciences, Washington State University, Pullman, WA, 99164. Applications may also be sent by E-mail to email@example.com. Review of applications will begin 1 April. Posted: 3/13/07.
Carbon Cycle/Isotopes: The Department of Earth System Science at University of California Irvine has an immediate opening for a Specialist or a Project Scientist to support operations of the W. M. Keck Carbon Cycle Accelerator Mass Spectrometer (KCCAMS). The overall mission of the Keck facility is to use isotopes (primarily 14C) to study the carbon cycle and its relationship with climate. We use 14C as a dating tool for placing paleoclimate records in time, and we also use 13C and 14C measurements in soils, sediments, land and marine biota, carbonates, organic matter, atmospheric gases, and individual organic compounds, as tracers for the carbon cycle. The successful applicant will assist in the processing of samples through the KCCAMS sample preparation laboratory, help visiting researchers and students, and also participate in sample measurement, data analysis, and technical development as part of the overall activity of the research group. Over time, he/she will increasingly share a managerial role. While the primary emphasis of the position will be on laboratory operations and upgrading, the successful applicant will also be encouraged to collaborate scientifically in program areas of the laboratory. Applicants should have an M.S. or higher degree in Physics, Chemistry or Earth Science, or equivalent experience. Experience in AMS sample preparation and spectrometer operation and familiarity with carbon cycle research and radiocarbon methods is desired. Appointment level and salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. The Specialist and Project Scientist series are term positions, and the appointment will initially be made for two years. However, it is anticipated that this will be a long term position, contingent on continued funding for the laboratory. The position is open until filled. A curriculum vitae including names and contact information for three references should be sent to John Southon (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Guaciara dos Santos (email@example.com), Dept of Earth System Science, U.C. Irvine, Irvine, CA 92697-3100. Posted: 3/8/07.
Carbon Cycling/Isotopes: Post-Dr Research Staff Member (220.0). This is a two-year position with the possibility of an extension for a third year. The Center for Accelerator Mass Spectrometry in the Energy and Environment Directorate at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) needs a Postdoctoral Researcher to work within the natural-radiocarbon group as the primary LLNL representative in the collaborative Enriched Background Isotope Study (EBIS). EBIS is a multi-institutional project, studying numerous carbon pools, fluxes, and processes. The overall CAMS mission is the use of isotopic and ion beam analytical methods to solve problems in basic science research and technology development. 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, transport, and stabilization 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 modeling. This position comes with numerous opportunities for building research collaborations and represents an unusual opportunity for a highly-motivated individual interested in the large-scale application of AMS in the Earth Sciences. Essential Duties: - Conduct original and independent research as part of a multi-disciplinary team, collaborating in technique development and sample analysis in experimental programs to study terrestrial carbon cycling. -Manage and assist in the flow of EBIS samples through the CAMS laboratory, and participate in technique development, AMS operation, and data analysis as part of the overall activity of the natural-radiocarbon research group. - Publish results in peer reviewed literature and present research at professional meetings. - Collaborate in overall research and measurement programs of the geosciences radiocarbon research group. - Ability to conduct fieldwork and travel to Oak Ridge National Laboratory or other research sites. Required: - Recent Ph.D. in soils, biogeochemistry, ecology or a related field or equivalent level of demonstrated knowledge. - Research experience in terrestrial carbon cycling or a related field. - Demonstrated ability to publish research results in peer-reviewed literature, produce programmatic reports, and present research results to a large audience. - Excellent verbal and written communication skills. - Ability to work effectively in a multi-institutional, multi-disciplinary research environment, both independently and as a team member. - Demonstrated ability to work on multi-institutional collaborative projects. - Ability to travel. Desired: - Familiarity with carbon models and modeling. - Experience in sample preparation and interpretation of stable isotope and 14C analyses. The official posting is at http://jobs.llnl.gov/, in the 'Post Doctoral' category, job# 006662. We would like to hire a qualified person ASAP and will continue to screen applicants until the position is filled. Posted: 12/19/06.
Carbon Sequestration: University of Minnesota We seek two postdoctoral fellows to perform research and synthesis of existing data aimed at achieving the goals of a legislative initiative on carbon sequestration for the state of Minnesota. Both positions have a potential start date of 1 July, 2007. Both positions are currently funded for 1 year; additional years of funding may be possible. The two areas of research are: 1. Land and Land Use Inventory: Compile existing data to create an inventory for the state of Minnesota regarding the areal extent of (1) lands containing high carbon stocks and their susceptibility to loss by changes in land use, drainage, hydrology, or climate; and of (2) lands that are potentially amenable to land use changes that could enhance net carbon sequestration from the atmosphere. In addition, the individual would help design criteria for and help select locations for carbon sequestration demonstration projects in forest, urban, and agricultural ecoregions across the state. The individual would work closely with a graduate student with skills in GIS and database analyses, with state and federal agency personnel, and with faculty in the Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Behavior and the Department of Soil, Water, and Climate. 2. Carbon Sequestration Potentials: Conduct a critical review of literature on land use practices that have the potential to enhance carbon sequestration; determine potential carbon sequestration rates and their variability; determine suitability of these practices for Minnesota climates and landscapes; and determine other ecological services and benefits that may be associated with these land use practices. The individual will develop criteria for and help select potential sites for an array of monitoring sites to assess carbon sequestration rates of these practices across Minnesota forest, urban, and agricultural ecoregions. As part of this aspect of the project, the individual will conduct statistical analyses of carbon variability within and among multiple landscape positions under different land use practices and physiographic regions. These data and analyses will inform the development of the monitoring network and analyses. The individual will work closely with graduate and undergraduate students, state and federal agency personnel, and faculty in the Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Behavior and the Department of Soil, Water, and Climate. Qualifications: A PhD in Soil or Earth System Science, Ecology, Environmental Science, or other field with research relevant to carbon sequestration and land use practices. Strong oral and written communication skills are required. The ability to collaborate and work in a team environment with faculty, postdocs, graduate students, undergraduate students, and agency personnel from various backgrounds and experiences is essential. Application: Please send a current curriculum vitae, a letter of interest detailing related research experience and interests, and the names, phone numbers, and email addresses of three professional references by electronic means to Edward A. Nater (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Sarah E. Hobbie (email@example.com). Applications may also be submitted online. Please reference requisition # 144673 in your application. Applications will be considered for either position unless otherwise indicated by the applicant. For further information, contact Sarah E. Hobbie (firstname.lastname@example.org; 612-625-6269) or Edward A. Nater (email@example.com; 612-625-9734). Posted: 6/15/07.
Carbon Sequestration: A postdoctoral position is available immediately to work on a novel soil carbon measurement instrument system. Candidates should have a background in agriculture, soil science, or other soils related discipline. Laboratory and field experience in measuring soil carbon, greenhouse gases (CO2, CH4, N2O) and good working knowledge in statistics/geostatistics is highly desirable. Duties include design, coordination and execution of field and laboratory trials, publication of research in peer-reviewed scientific journals and presentations at professional conferences. Good verbal and written communication and computer skills are essential. Appointment is for up to 2 years contingent upon performance and funding. United States citizenship or existing lawful authorization to work in the United States is required for eligibility. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. Applicants should submit a letter of application (including a description of their research expertise), resume, pdf versions of published research, and a list of five references by email to AgCert Services (USA) Inc., Science and Technology Department (firstname.lastname@example.org). Applications will be considered only when all materials have been received. Review of applications will begin on August 1 and continue until the position is filled. Only qualified candidates will be contacted. AgCert Services (USA) Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. Posted: 6/23/06.
Climate Change/Population & Community Dynamics: Post-doctoral Research Assistant: Forecasting the ecological and evolutionary consequences of environmental change. The post holder will work on a project funded by the Leverhulme Trust and will be responsible for setting up and conducting a large-scale field study on the population and community dynamics of dune annual plants. The study will be conducted at 15 sites along a North-South transect from Scotland to Morocco and involve regular monitoring and experimental manipulations. The project aims to use the environmental variation along this transect as a surrogate climate gradient. The data from the study will be used to ask questions about how climate affects population dynamics, community structure and the evolution of species in changing environments. The successful applicant should be experienced in organising and managing a large-scale field project, including the management of teams of field assistants. Familiarity with dune annuals is desirable, as is experience in experimental design and the analysis of ecological data. This work will be undertaken at the University of Sheffield (UK) under the supervision of Prof Freckleton. There will also be collaboration with Prof Andrew Watkinson (University of East Anglia) and Prof M Rees (Sheffield). The post is tenable from October 2007 for 1 year, renewable for up to a further 4 years, subject to the funding constraints of a cash-limited budget. For more details please contact Rob Freckleton (email@example.com). Posted: 6/13/07.
Climate Change/Conservation Planning/Land Management: A post-doctoral position is available at the University of Washington to address the broad issues of conservation planning and land management in a changing climate. The position will be a mixture of research, synthesis, and policy. The chosen candidate will work closely with researchers at the University of Washington and scientists and managers at The Nature Conservancy. The ideal candidate will have a background in applied ecology or conservation, experience with climate-change research and the issues surrounding conservation planning. They will have excellent communications skills and a strong interest in working with several groups to generate management tools and policy from ecological and climate-change research. Candidates should have a PhD in ecology, geography, or a related field. The position is full time and is available July 1st for a period of one year with renewal for another year depending on performance. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, but preference will be given to those received before June 5th. To apply, send a CV, letter of interest describing your experience and qualifications, and contact information for three references to Josh Lawler at firstname.lastname@example.org. Posted: 5/23/07.
Dendro-Climatology: We are seeking a postdoctoral candidate to work in the following multidisciplinary project: Impact of climate change on the productivity of mixed boreal forests. Climate warming is believed to directly affect the growth of trees and the natural disturbance regime and, consequently, the productivity of the boreal forest in Quebec. This research project will attempt to determine the effects of future climate changes on growth of two dominant boreal tree species (black spruce and trembling aspen) of western Quebec and quantify the impacts on annual allowable cut and fire frequency for a forest management unit in north-western Quebec. Dendroclimatic analysis of forest stands along latitudinal and topographic gradients, from hardwood forest in the south to the northern conifer-dominated forest, will allow identification of the major climatic factors determining diameter growth of the two species. The resulting climate - growth relationships will drive a series of models to in order to develop climate sensitive growth and yield tables and, based on climate simulations of the Regional Canadian Climate Model, to estimate future changes in annual allowable cut due to climate change. The results will allow government and industrial forest managers to adapt currently used growth and yield tables and adjust annual allowable cut evaluations in order to improve forest planning and silviculture of these mixed forests. In addition to participating in this research, the postdoc will be responsible for the Dendroecological Laboratory located in the Lake Duparquet Research and Teaching Forest. Responsibilities will include training and supervision of graduate students in dendrochronology. Accommodation at the research station will be available. Position is for 2 years; initial salary is $40k Canadian per year. Send a curriculum vitae, copies of 2 publications, and names of two people who can provide letters of references to: Yves Bergeron, Chaire industrielle CRSNG-UQAT-UQAM en aménagement forestier durable, Université du Québec en Abitibi-Témiscamingue, 445 boul. de l'Université, Rouyn-Noranda, QC, Canada J9X 5E4. Tel: 819-762-0971-2347, Fax: 819-797-4727, email: email@example.com. Posted: 5/15/07.
Climate Change Ecology: We anticipate hiring a Postdoctoral Research Fellow to integrate data from a large-scale snow manipulation experiment with Life Table Response Experiment models (LTREs), and Dynamic Global Vegetation Models (DGVMs). The overall goal of the project is to better understand how climate change will impact plant recruitment and ecotonal shifts for snow-dominated arid ecosystems. The successful candidate will work in collaboration with Michael E. Loik (UC Santa Cruz), Daniel F. Doak (Univ. Wyoming) and Ronald P. Neilson (US Forest Service, PNW Research Station). The successful candidate will be based in Santa Cruz, CA; the position will require extensive travel between Santa Cruz, Mammoth Lakes CA, Laramie WY, and Corvallis OR. Experience with programming in C required. Prior experience in population biology, biogeographic modeling, or climate change ecophysiology would be valuable. The earliest anticipated start date is 1 July 2007, and could potentially continue for 2.5 years. 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. Michael E. Loik, Dept. of Environmental Studies, University of California, Santa Cruz, CA 95064. The position is contingent upon final approval of funding. Posted: 3/15/07, revised: 4/3/07.
Tundra Ecosystem Ecology/Vegetation Response to Climate Change: The University of British Columbia invites applications for two IPY postdoctoral fellowships as part of the International Tundra Experiment (ITEX). Tundra Vegetation Ecology: Synthesis of Vegetation Change in ITEX and Other Experiments The candidate will help to organize syntheses of vegetation and soils data from experimental plots associated with ITEX, with a focus on responses in control plots to climate variability. The project will also involve searching for other circumpolar vegetation data sets for use in the synthesis. Field research will be conducted at a long-term ITEX site on Ellesmere Island in the Canadian High Arctic and will include standardized measurements of species abundance and plot-level NDVI. The candidate is expected to have strong skills in field and analytical techniques in vegetation ecology and in climate-plant interactions. An ability to build and manage databases will be an important asset. In addition, the candidate will be involved in the operation of the ITEX Secretariat at UBC and interact with ITEX and IPY researchers involved in related research. The candidate will also help supervise graduate and undergraduate students involved in research projects with the tundra ecology group at UBC. Ecosystem Ecology: Carbon and Nutrient Dynamics in Tundra Ecosystems The candidate will conduct measurements of net ecosystem exchange (NEE) at a wide variety of tundra sites across the Canadian Arctic as part of a Canadian IPY project. Measurements of Leaf Area Index (LAI), biomass, plot level NDVI and soil properties will also be made to relate to NEE. Sites will include long-term and newly established experimental plots. In addition, the candidate will help to organize a synthesis of soil carbon and nutrient dynamics across the Canadian and ITEX networks. This will include ensuring all sites receive ion exchange membranes for measurements of nutrient flux rates in experimental plots and organizing analysis of soil samples and data. The candidate should be familiar with static chamber measurement methods of NEE and to help develop protocols for the measurements across ITEX sites. The candidate will contribute to a synthesis of NEE measurements in tundra during IPY. The candidate will also participate in the operation of the IPY project office at UBC, including supervision of students and staff. Each position is for a maximum of three years. The preferred start date for the positions is 1 May 2007, though could be earlier. Applicants must hold a PhD (or equivalent) relevant to the research described above. Applications should contain a CV, full publication list and electronic copies of relevant publications and contact information for two references. Please submit applications by 11 April 2007 to: Greg Henry, Chair, International Tundra Experiment, Department of Geography, University of British Columbia , E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Posted: 3/23/07.
Climate Change/Warming Effects on Tundra: We are seeking a full time Postdoctoral Research Associate with interests and expertise in biogeochemical cycling, isotope analysis, plant ecology, or plot level remote sensing. The position will focus on cross-site comparisons of ecosystem function and vegetation change at ongoing International Tundra Experiment (ITEX) warming sites as part of a NSF funded International Polar Year project. The successful applicant must be capable of working independently with good time management, communication, and organization skills. Specific responsibilities will include collecting and processing trace gas samples for isotope analysis, collecting and processing samples for nutrient analysis, conducting plot-level remote sensing measurements, assisting in organization of synthesis workshops, and taking the lead in key project publications. The position will be based at Florida International University, the public university in Miami, Florida, but will involve extensive interaction with collaborators from participating ITEX sites and intensive fieldwork during the short growing seasons. Applicants must hold a Ph.D. in botany, ecology, biology, earth sciences, or a related field and have a strong record of scientific publication. This position may entail moderately strenuous fieldwork. Application review has begun and will continue until a suitable candidate is identified and the position filled. Applications and inquiries should be sent to Steve Oberbauer (email@example.com, Department of Biological Sciences, Florida International University, Miami, FL 33199. Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of research interests and expertise, and full contact information for three references. Posted: 3/15/07.
Climate Change, Biofuels and Agriculture: Postdoctoral position in Duke University's Center on Global Change and Nicholas School of the Environment & Earth Sciences. We seek a scientist with experience in biogeosciences, plant ecology, agriculture, hydrology, modeling or remote sensing to analyze interactions of climate change with agricultural systems in the U.S. An applicant could also combine economic modeling and forecasting for the agricultural market sector; such efforts might include synthesizing climate change effects on crop production, and interactions between alternative fuel market growth and food and feed production capacity. Send a CV, statement of interests, and 3 recommendation letters to: Rob Jackson, Director - Center on Global Change, Nicholas School, Box 90658, Duke Univ., Durham, NC 27708-0658 (jackson at duke.edu). Applications received by 3/25/07 will be assured consideration. Duke is an equal opportunity employer; minority applicants are particularly encouraged to apply. Posted: 2/14/07.
Climate Change Ecology/Community & Ecosystem Modeling: In spring 2007, we plan to hire a postdoctoral researcher to study and model how climate change will affect plant growth and succession in old-field ecosystems. The postdoc will join a team of researchers conducting the Boston-Area Climate Experiment (BACE). The BACE seeks to understand responses of old-field ecosystems to a variety of possible climatic changes. Located in Waltham, Massachusetts (25 minutes from the UMass Boston campus), the experiment exposes old-field plots to a gradient of warming (four treatments) and altered precipitation regimes (three treatments), both independently and in combination. We seek a motivated individual to conduct both field research and ecosystem modeling in the context of the BACE in collaboration with the Moorcroft lab at Harvard University. Applicants with previous experience in field-based ecosystem research, development and application of individual-based forest ecosystem models (gap- models), a background in community and/or ecosystem ecology, and a strong interest in the effects of climate change on the environment are strongly preferred. The successful candidate will have strong writing and interpersonal skills, and a solid statistical and mathematical background. Starting salary will be approximately $38k/year plus benefits. To apply, send a letter detailing your background, interests, preferred start date, and professional goals (i.e., what you hope to do after the postdoc), along with a CV, representative reprints, and contact information for three professional references to: Jeff Dukes, Department of Biology, University of Massachusetts, Boston, MA 02125. firstname.lastname@example.org. Review of applications will begin in February 2006 and continue until the position is filled. The start date is somewhat flexible, but ideally in June 2007. The position is funded by the National Institute for Climatic Change Research, and is renewable annually for up to three years. More information on the Dukes lab can be found at http://www.ecosystems.umb.edu/. Posted: 1/9/07.
Climate-Ecosystem Feedbacks: University of California, Merced. Research Associate to join an interdisciplinary study of climate-ecosystem feedbacks in the Western United States. The project involves both field measurements and modeling of climate-ecosystem interactions at the regional scale. Field research involves establishing a network of study sites in the Rocky Mountains; collecting carbon, water and energy budget data; and interpreting results in the context of regional climate change. Modeling work involves customization of the dynamic vegetation and land surface components of a regional climate model, model validation, and model experiments for past and future time periods. The exact project focus will be determined by the qualifications and interests of the candidate. The position is available immediately. Initial appointment will be one year, with possible renewal on a year-to-year basis. Renewal of appointment is contingent on performance and availability of funds. Requirements: A solid foundation in ecosystem scale field methods, statistics, computer programming, ecosystem modeling, and/or climate modeling. Strong communication and problem solving skills. Demonstrated ability to work independently and follow through on assignments with minimal supervision. Demonstrated ability to work well with others in a team environment. Skill to organize and prioritize a diversified workload with attention to detail and multiple deadlines. Effective interpersonal skills to establish cooperative working relationships with faculty, staff and students. Demonstrated ability to maintain accurate database files. Demonstrated ability to operate multiple computing platforms (Mac, PC, Linux) and perform data analysis using statistical, GIS and/or other scientific software. Demonstrated ability to use or learn scientific computing languages (Fortran, NCL). Ph.D. in Ecosystem Science, Ecology, Atmospheric Science, Environmental Science, Geography, or related field. Contact Lara M. Kueppers (lkueppers_at_ucmerced_dot_edu) for more information. Please apply online. Posted: 1/26/07.
Climate-Vegetation Interactions: The University of Nevada, Reno DendroLab is looking for highly motivated individuals in the field of climate-vegetation interactions. These multiple positions are to be funded through a three-year agreement between the University and the Bureau of Land Management within the framework of the Great Basin Cooperative Ecosystem Study Unit. The overall purpose of this agreement is to provide scientific information on the interaction between climate, wildfire regime, and tree population dynamics in pinyon-juniper ecosystems of south-central Nevada. Special emphasis is placed on annual to decadal time scales for the periods before and after Euro-American settlement. The postdoctoral associate will collaborate with DendroLab personnel in the area of landscape-level modeling applied to tree ring records of environmental change. The post-doc will be responsible for the overall integration, modeling, and scaling-up of field and laboratory data, to arrive at spatial simulations of landscape patterns over time. Required qualifications are an earned Ph.D. in Geography, Applied Statistics, Landscape Ecology, Forestry or a related field at the time of appointment. Desired qualifications include ability to perform interdisciplinary research, good communication skills, a minimum of two relevant peer-reviewed publications, and expertise in one or more of these areas: numerical analysis of large datasets using SAS, R, or Matlab; modeling of spatial and temporal processes; C++ programming; process modeling of tree population dynamics, of wildfire regime, or of tree-ring formation. After hiring, the post-doc will also be expected to develop an active program of research and publication that complements departmental strengths in the study of landscape change and human-environment interactions within semi-arid and mountain regions. Salaries and benefits are competitive. National and international applicants are required to submit an online application that includes a cover letter, statement of research interests, curriculum vitae, and contact information for three professional references. Review of applications will begin October 1, 2006; the anticipated start date is January 1, 2007. For more information, and to fill out the online application, please see the full position description. For additional information, please contact Dr. Franco Biondi (email@example.com). Posted: 9/6/06.
Soil and Ecosystem Health: The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) invites applications for a Mendenhall Postdoctoral Research Opportunity entitled: "Development of an Index of Ecosystem Health in a Mineralized Area -- Metal-Rhizosphere Interaction." This is research opportunity #17, as described in the USGS Mendenhall Program web page. The focus of the research is to extend the conventional definitions of soil health, and develop an indicator(s) for general forest and prairie ecosystem health that includes an assessment of the potentially toxic metals and metalloids such as Ag, As, Cr, Cu, Ni, and Se. The indicator(s) may be used by land management agencies, the mining industry, and the public to discriminate between natural weathering of mineralized terrane and the effects of mining on ecosystems. Common indicators of ecosystem health, such as primary production/respiration (P/R ratios) and the ratio of microbial biomass C (and microbial diversity) to soil organic C (Cmic/Corg), could be examined. Redox speciation and toxicity of bioavailable metals and metalloids could also be studied, to assess their impact on the rhizosphere of rooted plants. We welcome research proposals that will use these or additional parameters in the development of an ecosystem health index. A number of speciation and related analytical techniques will be available to the researcher including ICP-MS, laser ablation ICP-MS, SEM, sequential partial extraction, HPLC/atomic fluorescence, and chemoluminescence. Guidance is available for the researcher from advisors with expertise in soil geochemistry, plant physiology, rhizosphere microbial communities, analytical techniques, and mineral resources. Application deadline is 11-15-2006, with a starting date of 10-1-2007. The position will be located at the office of the USGS Minerals Resources Program, located on the campus of the University of Nevada-Reno, in Reno, NV, USA. Salary begins at the GS-12 level. For more information please contact Dr. Lisa Stillings, 775-784-5803, firstname.lastname@example.org. Posted: 9/12/06.
Terrestrial Biogeochemistry/Greenhouse Gas Dynamics: The Kellogg Biological Station (Michigan State University) has openings for two postdoctoral research positions in terrestrial biogeochemistry. The positions are part of a project to better understand trace gas fluxes (primarily N2O) in human-dominated landscapes. 1. Field scientist. The first position is well-suited for candidates with a background in soil biology, biogeochemistry, or terrestrial ecosystem ecology. Applicants should have working familiarity with laboratory instrumentation and biogeochemical field techniques. Prior experience with trace gas analysis is desirable but not required. 2. Modeling. The second position requires background in quantitative biogeochemical modeling and soil/ecosystem science. Applicants should have working familiarity with ecosystem and biogeochemical modeling, spatial data bases, and programming. Prior experience with GIS, remote sensing, and trace gas modeling is desirable but not required. Both positions require a PhD in ecosystem ecology, biogeochemistry, soil science, microbial ecology, or a closely related field. Initial funding is available for 2 years with continuation possible. Projected start date for the positions could be as early as December 1, 2006. Both positions are located at the Kellogg Biological Station. The modeling position may also involve significant time in Brisbane, Australia. KBS is located in semi-rural southwest Michigan about 10 miles north of Kalamazoo. The station houses the research laboratories of 10 year-round faculty, is home to a vibrant graduate program, an LTER site, and has modern computing and laboratory facilities, including field-based instrumentation. To apply, send a letter of interest, cv, and names and contact information (including phone numbers) of three references to Dr. G.P. Robertson, W.K. Kellogg Biological Station, Michigan State University, Hickory Corners, MI 49060; electronic submission to email@example.com is encouraged. Review of applications will begin November 1, 2006, and continue until suitable candidates are identified. Direct questions to firstname.lastname@example.org. Posted: 10/2/06.
Watershed Classification: The Smithsonian Environmental Research Center (SERC) has an immediate opening for a postdoctoral associate on a research team developing a watershed classification system for the Chesapeake Bay drainage and for southern New England. The work will integrate hydrologic flow metrics, water quality data, and biological indicators with landscape data on land use, land cover, nutrient budgets, and other metrics of disturbance and human activities. The classification system will be applied to predict impairment and prioritize management responses. Applicants should have a Ph.D. in science or geography, peer-reviewed publications, and professional presentations. Applicants should have experience with multivariate statistical analysis and background in landscape ecology, ecosystem ecology, biogeochemistry, nutrient transport, stream ecology, or hydrology. Other desirable skills include: watershed modeling, geographic information systems (GIS), computer programming, data base management, remote sensing, or ecological assessment of water quality or stream biota. The incumbent will be an active participant in project planning, data analysis, and scientific publications and must be able to work as part of an extended research team. The position is funded by a grant from the EPA STAR Program. Salary $37,000-$46,000 (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 (with telephone numbers and e-mail addresses) by March 1, 2007 to Dr. Donald Weller (email@example.com), SERC, P.O. Box 28, Edgewater, MD 21037-0028. Posted: 2/20/07.
Watershed Ecology: We are inviting applications for a broadly trained watershed scientist for a 2-year post-doctoral research position at the University of Florida; the position is jointly offered by the Water Institute and the School of Forest Resources and Conservation. The successful candidate will join an interdisciplinary team of scientists and engineers working on an NSF-funded project in the Santa Fe River basin in north-central Florida. The project (Design and Demonstration of a Distributed Sensor Array for Prediction Water and Nitrate Fluxes in the Santa Fe Basin - see Suwannee River Hydrologic Observatory and Forest Watershed Systems Lab for more information) focuses on the acquisition and interpretation of high temporal and spatial resolution measurement of flow, tracers of flux/mixing, and nitrate concentrations in a watershed that is acutely affected by and sensitive to nitrogen enrichment. The successful candidate will participate role in sensor deployment experimental design, data interpretation, watershed modeling and manuscript writing, and take a leadership role in one or more areas. Experience working in an interdisciplinary environment, with quantitative analyses and modeling of watershed data, and with extensive field sensor deployment is preferred. Applications containing a CV, statement of research interests, 1-2 relevant peer-reviewed manuscript reprints, and the names and contact information of three references should be submitted electronically to Dr. Matt Cohen (firstname.lastname@example.org). Review of applications will begin immediately and continue through Feb 15th 2007, or until the position is filled. The desired start date is early spring 2007. Salary is $40k annually plus benefits. Posted: 12/7/06.
Watershed Ecology: The University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science Appalachian Laboratory invites applications for a postdoctoral position in Watershed Ecology. The successful candidate will join an interdisciplinary team to integrate biotic, hydrologic, and biogeochemical observations of the Potomac River watershed. The goal is to assess the impacts of land-use and land-cover change on this large river ecosystem. Experience working in interdisciplinary groups and with large data sets will be preferred. The position will be filled for 1 year with a possible 2nd year renewal and salary will be competitive, commensurate with experience. Please submit an application electronically, with curriculum vita, statement of research interests, and the names and contact information of three references, to email@example.com c/o Dr. Robert H. Gardner. For further information visit www.al.umces.edu/employment. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue through 1 March 2007 or until position is filled. Posted: 11/15/06.
Watershed Biogeochemistry: Washington State University Vancouver seeks a postdoc to contribute to a growing and dynamic program in watershed biogeochemistry. The successful candidate’s principal charge will be to use existing data and models to investigate nutrient and organic carbon loading and transport in California’s Sacramento and San Joaquin Rivers. There will also likely be opportunities to participate in projects related to 1) the biogeochemistry of the Columbia River; 2) Global coastal nutrient loading and impacts; and/or 3) any topic of mutual interest (see my website, linked below). Qualifications: a Ph.D. degree in biogeochemistry, biogeochemical modeling, limnology, marine or estuarine ecology, or a related field. The expected length of appointment is two years, renewable annually depending on performance and availability of funds. The position will be full-time and includes benefits. WSU Vancouver is a young, vibrant, rapidly growing institution located within the greater Portland/Vancouver metropolitan area, near the Columbia River, Cascade Mountains and coastal ocean, and as such offers an exceptional quality of life. To apply send statement of research interests, curriculum vitae, copies of relevant publications, and names and contact information of 3 persons willing to serve as references to: Dr. John A. Harrison, Assistant Professor, Washington State University Vancouver, 14204 NE Salmon Creek Avenue, Vancouver, WA 98686-9600. email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Posted: 9/14/06.
River Ecosystem Biogeochemistry: Flathead Lake Biological Station of The University of Montana invites applications for a talented Postdoctoral scholar to assist in the development, parameterization and testing of a microbial/biogeochemical model for floodplain ecosystems and to help determine the biogeochemical consequences of salmon nutrient subsidies to flood plains of a suite of salmon rivers around the Pacific Rim. Desired skills include analytical chemistry, floodplain-river biogeochemistry, and/or bioenergetics. Process modeling experience is beneficial, but not specifically required, with the understanding that the work will be strongly interactive with a large river ecosystem modeling group focused on ground-surface water interactions on flood plains. Experimental manipulations of biogeochemistry in groundwater micro- and mesocosms will be included in duties. The successful candidate will work with an interdisciplinary team of research scientists including Drs. Jack Stanford and Jim Gannon of the Flathead Lake Biological Station and Division of Biological Sciences, The University of Montana; Dr. Emily Bernhardt of Duke University and Dr. Geoff Poole of Eco-metrics, Inc./Univ. of Georgia. Full-time employment is with The University of Montana on a 12-month letter of appointment including competitive salary, medical/dental and retirement benefits. Contracts are renewed annually and may continue depending on funding availability and job performance. We currently have funding in hand for two years. Salary will be in the $42k per year range (plus benefits) depending upon expertise and experience. To be considered for the position, we require a letter of application (< 2 pages) that must include: 1) a description of qualifications for and interest in the position, 2) a statement of personal research goals and direction, 3) a statement that applicant is eligible to work in the United States legally, and 4) full contact information (phones, email, and mailing address). We also require a detailed, accurate vita specifically including the job title and contact information for applicant's current employer/supervisor and contact information for two additional professional references. Review of applications will begin immediately and will remain open until the position is filled. Please e-mail required application materials to: Prof. Jack A. Stanford (email@example.com). This postdoctoral position is funded by the Salmonid Rivers Observatory Network (supported by Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation) and the Nyack Microbial Observatory (supported by NSF). Posted: 6/26/07.
Biogeochemistry: The Environmental Studies Program (ENST) at Colgate University, with generous support from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, invites applications for a teaching and research postdoctoral fellowship starting in August 2007. The fellowship is intended for a recent Ph.D. whose training and research are in biogeochemistry. This is a two-year position that combines teaching and research at a liberal arts institution. Teaching responsibilities will be the equivalent of three ENST-related courses each year (e.g., one course with one laboratory each semester). We are looking for candidates whose background in biogeochemistry will complement the expertise of Colgate science faculty affiliated with ENST, and whose research can make use of the existing analytical facilities in the Division of Natural Sciences and Mathematics. We are especially interested in candidates who anticipate a career that would combine undergraduate teaching and research. Annual compensation is $38,400 plus benefits. Please visit Colgate University’s website for information regarding the ENST program, its concentrations and faculty affiliations. Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, including addresses and email addresses of at least three potential referees, a short description of teaching experience and teaching philosophy, and a research plan for the duration of the postdoctoral fellowship appointment to Professor Richard April, Department of Geology, Colgate University, 13 Oak Drive, Hamilton, NY 13346. Evaluation of applications will begin November 30 and will continue until the position is filled. Posted: 10/25/06.
Biogeochemistry: Two Mendenhall Postdoctoral Positions at United States Geological Survey Center for Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS), Sioux Falls, SD: (1) Estimation of carbon release from fires in Alaska; (2) Spatially explicit modeling of carbon impacts of soil erosion and deposition. Closing Date: November 15, 2006. For details, visit the Mendenhall Postdoctoral Research Opportunities site and click on the links for opportunities 37 and 38. Posted: 8/15/06.
Biogeochemistry: United States Geological Survey Forest and Rangeland Ecosystem Science Center, Corvallis, OR. Applications must be received by: August 1, 2006. A Post Doctoral associate is sought to plan, coordinate, and conduct research in terrestrial biogeochemistry, with a focus on trace gas fluxes (nitrogen oxides, methane, carbon dioxide) from soils. The primary research will examine interactions between nitrogen cycling and trace gas fluxes in coastal Oregon forests. Opportunities also exist to collaborate on ongoing studies in Olympic National Park (WA), Sequoia National Park (CA), and other activities in our laboratory, see the Terrestrial Ecosystems Lab page for more details. Position starts September 2006. Recent Ph.D. in ecology, soils, or related discipline is required. Ph.D. must be completed between Sept 2005 and Sept 2006. The successful applicant will have demonstrated strong skills in all aspects of original scientific research leading to submission of manuscripts for peer review. Work will occur in forests of Oregon, Washington, and California, and requires hiking and occasional camping in remote areas. Work in the biogeochemistry laboratory at the Forest and Rangeland Ecosystem Science Center, on the campus of Oregon State University, requires familiarity with general laboratory safety procedures. Compensation is $51,632 per year. This is a contract position limited to 1 year, and does not accrue leave, medical, insurance, or other federal benefits. For all legal purposes, post-doctoral student associate is regarded as an independent contractor. To apply, applicants should send (1) statement of research interests and goals, (2) CV (include scientific experience, plus contact information, date and place of birth, citizenship and, if not a US citizen, immigration/visa status), and (3) contact information for three references to: Steven Perakis, USGS Forest and Rangeland Ecosystem Science Center, 3200 SW Jefferson Way, Corvallis, OR 97331. Applicants must have been enrolled in college within the past 12 months. Proof of enrollment is required and must be an original document from the registrar’s office with an original signature and/or embossment of the university. Alternatively, some universities are directing students to the National Student Clearinghouse for proof of enrollment. For questions related to the job, contact Steve Perakis at (541) 758-8786 or firstname.lastname@example.org. For questions related to application process or submission of paperwork, contact Paula Winningham at 541-750-1050. Posted: 6/2/06.
Methane Cycling: A postdoc is sought for a NSF funded project in the Kelly Lab at UC Berkeley examining methane cycling in the Sacramento Bay Delta area in California. The position is appointed for one year, with a likely extension to two years. Candidates with degrees in Geography, Ecology, Environmental Engineering or related fields with experience in remote sensing, spatial modeling, web programming, and biogeochemistry will be considered. Successful candidate will help with remote sensing imagery analysis and scaling of field biophysical measurements to regional-scale. Some web and database experience a plus. Salary range: $36,732 – $43,632 depending on qualifications. Position is open immediately until filled. Project description. Please send vitae with name of three references to Maggi Kelly (email@example.com), with POSTDOC in the subject line. Position is open until filled. Posted: 2/21/07.
Plant Volatile Organic Compound Emissions: Research Associate with part-time teaching responsibilities. Duration: 18 months with possibilities of extension depending on performance. Starting date: flexible, preferably asap. Project is funded by the European Commission. The position carries monthly gross salary of 45000 Estonian crowns (2876 EUR). Estonia has a flat income tax rate of 22%. In addition, the employee also pays 0.5% of unemployment insurance of gross salary. Social security tax including medical insurance, and retirement insurance is fully paid by the employer. Location: Estonian University of Life Sciences (EULS, former Estonian Agricultural University) is located in the centre of Estonia, in Tartu, 180 km from the capital Tallinn. Tartu is very well connected with the major airport in Tallinn. Compared with other European Union countries, life cost in Tartu, Estonia is significantly lower. EULS is an Equal Opportunity Employer with a strong institutional commitment to the excellence in teaching and research. The University recently celebrated the 50th anniversary and is currently undergoing structural reforms to meet the new challenges of globalization in teaching and research and to internationalize the university profile. Responsibilities: The candidate carries out experimental research on plant VOC emission mechanisms in collaboration with other members of the team of plant biology and publishes results in international journals and disseminates in international meetings. The candidate is expected to be involved part-time in teaching and prepare and carry out a 2 h graduate lab of atmospheric chemistry with emphasis on plant volatile organic compound emissions by the end of 12th months of employement. The lab introduces major techniques of VOC emissions using state-of-the-art instruments (isoprene chemoluminecsence analyzer, proton-transfer reaction mass spectrometer, gas-chromatography with FID and MS) and accompanies 2 h lecture course of volatile compound emissions. The successful candidate is expected to work together with the project coordinator and the other members of the team to further prepare a MSc program on plant emissions and supervise graduate student research. Qualifications: Candidate must have PhD in atmospheric chemistry, plant biology, plant biochemistry or related field and demonstrated excellence in research. Experience with basic analytical techniques - gas chromatography and mass spectrometry is requested, and experience with plant gas-exchange measurements is recommended. Highly desirable is previous experience with protein transfer reaction mass spectrometry (PTR-MS). Working language for research and teaching is English. Scientific writing skills (English) are required. Applications: Electronic applications with CV, list of publications, contact address and e-mails of two references should be sent to Professor Ulo Niinemets at firstname.lastname@example.org. Review of applications will begin immediately, and the position will be filled when a suitable candidate is found. Prospective applicants are encouraged to set up a free Skype account for a video/audio interview. Posted: 2/16/07.
Ecologist/Air Pollution: The US Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Atmospheric Programs. The Assessment and Communications Branch in the Clean Air Markets Division (CAMD) has an exciting and challenging opportunity to work in the Washington, DC area assessing environmental changes as a result of air quality regulations. CAMD has the responsibility of implementing and assessing several national and regional market-based emission reduction programs for power plants, including the Acid Rain Program, the NOx Budget Trading Program, the Clean Air Interstate Rule, and the Clean Air Mercury Rule. CAMD has the need for an individual with education and training in ecology or environmental science to assess the ecological and environmental changes that result from implementation of these air pollution control programs. Series and grade: GS-0408-13/13. Salary range: $79k - $103k. Who may apply: U.S. citizens. To apply, visit www.usajobs.gov and search for keyword HQ-OAR-DE-2007-0028. You must submit your application through usajobs. Questions may be directed to David Risley at 202-343-9177 or Risley.David@epa.gov. Closes: Friday, February 9, 2007. Posted: 1/22/07, revised: 2/2/07.
Atmosphere-Biosphere Exchange: The Centre d'Ecologie Fonctionelle et Evolutive (CEFE/CNRS) seeks a potsdoctoral research associate to work in the area of plant ecophysiology and atmosphere-biosphere exchange in Mediterranean ecosystems in France. The candidate will be responsible for acquiring and processing data related to sap flow, micrometeorological sensors, automatic dendrometers, soil CO2 concentration and respiration, leaf chambers, cavitation vulnerability..., maintaining and calibrating instruments, data analysis and writing of scientific papers. He will collaborate with colleagues from different research groups. Scientists with experience working with ecophysiological and micrometeorological instruments are encouraged to apply. A PhD in environmental sciences, ecology or related field is required at the time of appointment. Necessary language skill is French and/or English. The initial appointment is for one year that may be extended for two years. The starting salary is 1,750 Euros (net) includes social and health benefits according to French rules. For more questions, please contact Laurent Misson by email at email@example.com. The Centre d'Ecologie fonctionelle et Evolutive (CEFE/CNRS) is located in Montpellier, southern France. It conducts research in ecology, ecosystem functioning, biodiversity and microbiology. The center plays an active role in national and international projects and networks (Mind, Carboeurope, Fluxnet,...). Please send a cover letter and curriculum vitae by email including publication list, and names/contact details of 2 referees to Laurent Misson at firstname.lastname@example.org. Application will be reviewed until the position is filled. Posted: 4/16/07.
Atmosphere-Biosphere Exchange: The Centre d'Ecologie Fonctionelle et Evolutive (CEFE) seeks a potsdoctoral research associate to work in the area of atmosphere- biosphere exchange in Mediterranean ecosystems in France. The project aims at understanding the vulnerability to drought of Quercus ilex and Pinus halepensis forests at different spatial and temporal scales, with an emphasis on soil carbon dynamics. It involves measurements of ecosystem fluxes of CO2 and energy, rain exclusion experiments, climatic gradient studies and modelling. The candidate will be responsible for acquiring and processing data, maintaining and calibrating instruments, data analysis and writing of scientific papers. Scientists with experience working with micrometeorological and ecophysiological instruments, and/or soil CO2 sensors and chambers, and/or plants functional traits, are encouraged to apply. Experience with ecosystem models and programming language such as C is a plus. A PhD in environmental sciences, ecology or related field is required at the time of appointment. The initial appointment is for one year that may be extended for up to three years. The starting salary is 1,800 Euros (net), will be adjusted with qualification and experience. CEFE is located in Montpellier, south of France. It conducts research on biodiversity, microbiology and ecosystem functioning. Please send a cover letter and curriculum vitae by email (including publication list, and names/contact details of 2 referees) to Laurent Misson (email@example.com). The deadline for receipt of application is February 1, 2007. Application will be reviewed until the position is filled. Posted: 1/2/07.
Micrometeorologist/Biometeorologist: Position Number: 002-1072. We seek a Post Doctorate Research Associate to participate in synthesis activities of AmeriFlux, a network of more than 40 sites in the Americas where the goals are to investigate CO2, 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. The incumbent will have primary responsibility for conducting comparison of eddy covariance measurements made with a portable system and instruments at the AmeriFlux sites, analyze the data and act as a liaison between the OSU QA/QC research lab and the Ameriflux site PIs, and assisting in organizing workshops and the annual AmeriFlux meeting. The incumbent will travel extensively through the summer months, setting up the portable system next to existing tower instruments and making measurements for short durations at sites, then analyze data and provide results to PIs. The person will also investigate how fluxes computed from different combinations of flux instruments compare under varying micrometeorological conditions or synthesis of network-wide controls or uncertainties on estimated NEE, present results at the annual AmeriFlux meeting, and produce scientific publications for peer-reviewed journals. The incumbent will design and conduct individual research questions. Required: The candidate must hold a PhD degree in biometeorology, micrometeorology, environmental physics, or similar field. Proven ability to conduct independent research, and to work as part of a scientific team. Experience in analysis, interpretation and synthesis of eddy covariance data. Candidate must have additional skills in publications. Demonstrated ability to work extensively thought the summer months at remote field sites with little or no supervision, and demonstrated ability to produce high quality publications. Tower experience desirable. Preferred qualifications include a commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity. Employment conditions: Full-time 12-month, fixed term faculty position with reappointment at the discretion of the Dean. Full-time annual salary starting at $39–$41k plus benefits. For more information: Contact Dr. Hank Loescher, Department of Forest Science, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR 97331; phone: 541-737-8020; fax: 541-737-1393; Hank.Loescher@oregonstate.edu. To apply: For full consideration, send letter of application, curriculum vitae (resume), up to 2 examples of your senior-authored publications, unofficial copies of transcripts of university work, one letter of recommendation and the name, address, telephone number, and email address of 2 additional references by December 1 2006 to: Ryan Hink, Department of Forest Science, Oregon State University, 321 Richardson Hall, Corvallis OR 97331. Earliest Start: Feb 1, 2007. Posted: 8/29/06.
Biometeorologist/Modeler: Post doctorate research associate, AmeriFlux and a Regional Project of the North American Carbon Program. Department of Forest Science, Oregon State University, Corvallis. Earliest Starting Date: December 1, 2006. The TERRA-PNW research group requires a motivated person to participate in interdisciplinary research on terrestrial carbon processes and responses to climate and disturbance across biomes and regions. The research will be conducted in support of (1) the AmeriFlux network, where the incumbent will lead network-wide syntheses to understand variation in carbon dioxide, water vapor and energy exchange, and (2) a project of the North American Carbon Program, where the goal is to quantify and understand the regional carbon balance using approaches that include numerical modeling, biological and micrometeorological observations, and satellite imagery. For information on responsibilities, qualifications, and application procedures, see the full position description (Position Number: 002-1070). For more information, contact Dr. Beverly Law (541-737-6111, Bev.Law@oregonstate.edu). For full consideration send application materials by November 1, 2006. Posted: 8/14/06, revised: 9/27/06.
Biometeorology/Ecosystem Ecology: AmeriFlux Technical Analyst, Department of Forest Science, Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon Position Available: September 1, 2006. The AmeriFlux network of research sites seeks a Technical Analyst who will work with Science Chair to coordinate all aspects of the research program, including production of technical reports and publications, leading and participating in network synthesis activities, workshop development, and communication with network investigators and funding agencies. For additional information, see the full position description(Position Number: 002-1068). For full consideration, all materials must be received by August 11, 2006. Posted: 7/24/06.
Modelling Ecological Invasion: We are seeking a postdoctoral fellow who will study the invasion of France by the maize beetle Diabrotica virgifera, a Coleopteran pest attacking maize roots. This insect of American origin has recently appeared in France and several invasion foci have been identified. The postdoctoral fellow will -aggregate all available data; -build a spatial statistical model resting on these data; -build a dynamic spatialized model for predictive purposes; -identify parameter values; -run simulations. Previous experience in spatial dynamic modelling is required. Funds from INRA and INAPG are available for two years. Contract will be on a yearly basis. Salary between 2000 and 2500 euros/month depending on level of experience. Applications will be reviewed as they arrive and the call will remain open until the position will be filled. Interested candidates must submit the following by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org: -application letter; -CV with list of publications; -two or three relevant publications; -names and e-mail addresses of three referees. Our research group has strong ties with a large community of scientists at INRA, CNRS, INRIA, University Pierre-et-Marie-Curie and University Paris-Sud. Prof. Roger Arditi, Ecologie des populations et communautés (USC-INRA 1285), Institut national agronomique Paris-Grignon, 16 rue Claude Bernard, 75005 Paris, France. Tel. +33 1 44 08 72 15. Fax: +33 1 44 08 72 57. Posted: 10/19/06.
Arthropod Population Dynamics: A post-doctoral opening is available in the Department Environmental Science, Policy and Management, University of California, Berkeley, to study experimental arthropod population dynamics, ideally beginning in the summer or fall of 2007. We will be studying the roles of life-history evolution, predators, and host plant quality on population dynamics using a combination of experiments, modeling, and advanced statistical methods, including new state-space methods for fitting stage structured models to noisy data. The primary study system will be spider mites, but there is room within the scope of the project for the post-doc to incorporate their own interests, and some research assistant support will be available for empirical work under the post-doc's guidance. The position is funded at a competitive salary ($38-42k, commensurate with experience) for one year, with the possibility that we will seek additional funding. Requirements for the position include (1) a Ph.D. in ecology or evolutionary biology, (2) demonstrated quantitative strength, including statistical analysis and population dynamics modeling, (3) demonstrated ability to think creatively and work independently, (4) experience conducting lab and/or field experiments, and (5) an interest in integrating population dynamics data and mathematical models. For full consideration, applications (cover letter, CV, and contact information for 3 references) should be sent to Dr. Perry de Valpine, Dept. Environmental Science, Policy and Management, 137 Mulford Hall, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720-3114 by April 16, 2007; E-mail: email@example.com. Applicants should ask referees to review the UC Berkeley Statement of Confidentiality. Posted: 3/15/07.
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. We particularly encourage applications from candidates that have recently completed their PhD. The position is for two years, subject to review after one year, and can begin as early as 1 July 2007. It has an annual salary of $38,000 plus benefits, and $6,000 per annum in research support. 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 research groups. We strongly encourage candidates to contact appropriate faculty sponsors before applying. Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, CV, a short (1-2 page) description of research accomplishments, and a short (1-2 page) description of proposed research indicating potential faculty mentors, and copies of two publications (all as PDFs) online. We require 3 letters of recommendation. The referees you list in the online application will receive an automatic notification from our system instructing them how to directly upload letters to our website. Refer to the on-line instructions at the website above for further information. For full consideration, applications should be received by January 12, 2007. E-mail questions to firstname.lastname@example.org. Posted: 12/19/06.
Population Ecology: The Biodiversity team of the Centre d’Etudes Biologiques de Chizé is looking a postdoctoral researcher in population ecology for an initial tenure of 12 months (with a possibility of renewal) staring Jan. 2007 at the latest. The gross monthly salary is 2150 € as set by the CNRS. The candidate must have a PhD in ecology and good knowledge and strong competences in population ecology, ecological modelling and/or spatial statistics. The research activities of the postdoc will be part of a pan-European project aiming to understand the effects of agricultural intensification on biodiversity in European agro-ecosystems. The main goal of the research is to build predictive models to evaluate the influence of the dynamics of the land use at the farming plot level on the abundance and spatial distribution of trophic resources, and of those on the metapopulation dynamics of predator birds. The research effort will be focused on two trophic networks (Orthopterans-Little Bustard and Field vole-Montagu’s harrier) for which our team has detailed, long-term (after 1994), large-scale (400 km²) data on the landscape dynamics, availability of food resources by crop, as well as the abundance, spatial distribution and demographic rates of these predator birds. These models will be used to evaluate different scenarii of landscape changes and the mode of management at the farming plot level on the spatial distribution and abundance of predator birds nesting on intensively managed cereal agro-ecosystems. Candidates must send a CV and a motivation letter before 15 November 2006 to Pablo Inchausti (email@example.com; +33.5.49.09.96.15) or Vincent Bretagnolle (firstname.lastname@example.org, +33.5.49.09.78.17). Posted: 8/30/06.
[position filled] Population Ecology: A postdoctoral researcher is needed in the lab of Dr. John Drake in the Institute of Ecology at the University of Georgia. The successful candidate will participate in research projects on population dynamics in experimental microcosms, infectious disease dynamics, and/or spread of invasive species. The qualified candidate will be provided considerable opportunities to design and implement new projects. A Ph.D. in biology, ecology, plant science, oceanography or related field is required; a background in quantitative methods or a background in zooplankton experimental technique and expressed interest in modeling and computation is preferred. The starting date for this position is flexible, depending on applicant availability. Applications are now being accepted, continuing until the position is filled. Initial appointment will be for one year with the possibility of renewal for a second year. Starting annual salary will be $40k. To apply, email a letter of interest; resume/CV; and names, addresses, phone numbers, and email addresses of three references to email@example.com. Posted: 8/14/06.
Food Web Dynamics: Postdoctoral Position to Study Latitudinal Variation in Multi-trophic Interactions and Food Web Dynamics. Collaborative research opportunity to study latitudinal variation in multi-trophic interactions in the arthropod food web associated with tidal wetlands along the Atlantic seaboard. Three-years of postdoctoral funding derives from a recently funded collaborative NSF grant between the University of Maryland (Bob Denno) and the U. of Houston (Steve Pennings). The successful candidate will have the opportunity to conduct independent research as well as direct field and mesocosm experiments that seek to elucidate geographic variation in the top-down and bottom-up control of insect herbivores as well as spatial variation in food-web dynamics. We are seeking a postdoctoral associate who has the following skills and interests: (1) a strong background in population or community ecology, (2) an ability to conduct extensive field work, including the design, establishment, and maintenance of factorial experiments on a geographic scale, (3) a strong quantitative capability, and (4) an interest in participating and contributing to interactive research laboratories at Maryland and Houston. The position is available 1 May 2007. Applicants should have earned a Ph.D. in ecology or related field. Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications. By 1 April 2007, applicants should send electronically a cover letter describing research interests and career goals, a CV, pdfs of publications, and three reference letters to: Bob Denno (firstname.lastname@example.org). Posted: 2/2/07.
Theoretical Ecology, Food Webs: Professor Michel Loreau is seeking a postdoc to work on theoretical aspects of the relationship between biodiversity and ecosystem functioning in food webs. The successful candidate is expected to develop theoretical models within a project on the relationships between biodiversity, food web structure and ecosystem functioning, with a focus on tropical savanna and freshwater lake ecosystems. The project involves international collaborations with experimental ecologists. The position requires some experience or training in theoretical or mathematical ecology. It is available for two years to researchers who obtained their Ph.D. during the last five years. Salaries and benefits are competitive, between $35k and $40k depending on experience, with provincial tax exemption for non-residents. The postdoc will be based at McGill University, where ecology has expanded considerably in recent years, with a special strength in theoretical and experimental ecology. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. To apply, e-mail a letter of application, a CV, a statement of research interests and arrange to have e-mailed two letters of recommendation to: Professor Michel Loreau, Canada Research Chair in Theoretical Ecology, Department of Biology, McGill University, 1205, avenue Docteur Penfield, Montreal, Quebec H3A 1B1, Canada. Phone: +1 514 398 3778, Fax: +1 514 398 5069. E-mail: email@example.com. Posted: 1/24/07.
Terrestrial Animal Population/Community Ecologist: The Smithsonian Environmental Research Center (SERC) in Edgewater, MD is seeking a broadly-trained animal ecologist whose research could bring new technical expertise (e.g., molecular genetics, stable isotopes, remote sensing) to SERC’s current diverse research program. The applicant’s research should focus on animals in terrestrial habitats, including uplands and/or wetlands. However, the taxonomic group is open, and the research may also consider plant-animal interactions. Successful candidates will be expected to develop a research program that is primarily grant-funded, and we are particularly interested in candidates with a demonstrated interest and ability to conduct collaborative team-based research. The research program would include work in the Chesapeake Bay region and exploit SERC’s long-term study site in the Rhode River watershed of Maryland. That program will complement and integrate with existing interdisciplinary research strengths at SERC, such as invasive species, diseases, food web dynamics, landscape ecology, and human impacts in the coastal zone. This is a full-time, permanent Federal Civil Service position and is offered at the GS-12 or GS-13 level (Salary range: $65,048-$100,554; depending on qualifications). How to Apply: Interested candidates should refer to the official vacancy announcement (number 06JW-6144) found here. Closing Date: 7/31/06. Posted: 6/22/06.
Canopy Arthropod Ecology: In the present project we study the role of atmospheric stress (desiccation, NH3 imissions) and island biogeographic processes (colonization, extinction) on arthropod biodiversity. We study diversity at species level, but also at a historical, i.e. phylogenetic level. We also study consequences of the diversity of arthropods for their functional role, particularly as grazers and possible dispersers of cryptogams. Approaches include detailed observational studies, as well as habitat use and exclusion experiments with arthropod communities on bark. Data collection on the island biogeographic and climatic part is largely completed and many data are ready to be published collaboratively. The practical work will largely focus on the functional role of arthropods. The host institution is the Research Unit “Ecosystems, Biodiversity, Evolution”, co-funded by University of Rennes 1 and Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, harboring 58 researchers and docents. The project is for 21 months, pending final approval by the funding agency. Starting date is flexible, between July 1st and October 1st. Salary is approximately 1450 Euros / month net. The candidate should ideally contribute (1) Interest in canopy ecology and in the role of biodiversity for ecosystem processes. (2) Experience in crown access by climbing or at least willingness to learn so. (3) Methodological experience in designing both complex observational studies, as well as field experiments. (4) Taxonomic expert knowledge on a major group of mesofauna (Collembola, oribatid mites, Psocoptera) or of phytophages (aphids, Heteroptera, Curculionids, Lepidoptera etc.). Lack in determination knowledge is however not prohibitive, as parts of the determination work will be delegated and others can be learned. (5) Experience in the appropriate statistics to analyze the results (spatially explicit, multivariate). (6) Experience in communicating research to the scientific public, documented by a strong publication list. (7) A driving license. (8) A PhD or equivalent (or at least the final stages towards a PhD). (9) Some knowledge in French. Please send applications, including CV, publication list, and major publications (if available also addresses of referees and statement of research interests) by email to Andreas Prinzing (firstname.lastname@example.org). Review of applications starts immediately, deadline for application, or at least statement of interest, is May 20. Please contact me, by email, if you have any questions. Posted: 5/8/07.
Modeling Insect Behavior: I am seeking a post-doc candidate who will join a group-project that studies reproductive decisions in two fascinating systems of insects. The research group includes Dr. Tamar Keasar, Dr. Ally Harari and two PhD students (Michal Segoli and Daphna Gottlieb). The post-doc will work with me on modeling or extending previous preliminary models of the behavioral decisions of the studied insects. The insects are the haplo-diploid date-palm beetle, Coccotrypes dactyliperda, and polyembryonic wasps in the genus Copidosoma (parasitoids whose eggs undergo clonal divisions inside their host body to produce large broods). Information on the insects will be provided by other group members. The models will generate predictions for experiments, suggest new experiments that might be performed by the PhD or by MSc students and assist in the interpretation of experiental results. Computer programs in our lab are written in MATLAB, and due to the nature of the problems we want to address, the models that we use in this project are stochastic dynamic games and Genetic Algorithms. Candidates should have a PhD in Behavioral Ecology, Evolutionary Biology, Ecology or in Mathematical Biology/Ecology, and should have experience in writing stochastic dynamic games and/or Genetic Algorithms. The position can start as soon as a suitable candidate is chosen and will remain open until the position is filled. Funding is by the Israel Science Foundation, for two years. The position will be based at the Life Science Dept., at the main campus of Ben-Gurion Univ., Beer-Sheva. There is an option to get housing at the international community of students and postdocs at the Institutes for Desert Research (Sede Boqer Campus, Midreshet Ben-Gurion, more info). Interested candidates should send me by e-mail (to email@example.com) a CV with names and e-mail addresses of three referees. Amos Bouskila, Department of Life Sciences and Mitrani Dept. for Desert Ecology at the Blaustein Inst for Desert Research, Ben-Gurion Univ. of the Negev, P.O. Box 653, 84105 Beer-Sheva, Israel. Tel: 972-8-646-1278 Fax: 972-8-646-1710. Posted: 11/15/06.
Arthropod Biodiversity: postdoctoral fellow in biodiversity science to collaborate with Dr. Ke Chung Kim and Dr. Jason Rohr of Penn State University. The hired postdoc will work with an invertebrate biodiversity collection from Gettysburg National Military Park to assist in developing a park biodiversity management and monitoring plan. The hired individual will be expected to oversee parataxonomists, collection management, specimen distribution to taxonomic experts, and general project activities. It is preferred, but necessary, that the hired individual have experience with insect (and related arthropods) taxonomy, GIS, biodiversity conservation, and statistical analyses of biodiversity data. Personal initiatives for additional projects/grants and involvement in teaching will be encouraged. The following sites provide information on Penn State’s Entomology Department, Frost Entomological Museum, Ecology Program, and Institutes of the Environment. We will begin reviewing applications on October 1, 2006 but will accept applications until a suitable candidate is found. Two-year position with a competitive salary for a starting postdoctoral fellow. The position comes with full benefits. Contact: Please send your recent CV, the names of three references, and a list of courses taken in entomology, ecology, biodiversity-related sciences, and statistics to: Dr. K. C. Kim at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please use the subject line “Biodiversity Postdoc” when sending your application materials. Alternatively, application materials can be sent by mail to Dr. K. C. Kim, Professor and Curator, Frost Entomological Museum, and Center for BioDiversity Research, Institutes for the Environment, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA 16802. Questions can be directed to Dr. K. C. Kim at email@example.com or 814-863-2863. Posted: 9/22/06.
Butterfly Ecology: A postdoc / technician position is available through Washington State University Vancouver for research on the dispersal behavior of a rare butterfly surviving in a highly fragmented prairie environment. We seek an independent, highly-motivated person with strong field and quantitative skills. Project is to quantify dispersal behavior of a blue butterfly in a partially wooded landscape in Oregon’s Willamette Valley. Location of study is one with active participation by state, local and private property owners to design conservation strategies to protect Oregon’s biodiversity. Position is 6 months and includes leading a team of field assistants to collect data on dispersal behavior in April - June 2007 followed by analysis of dispersal data in July – Sept 2007. Pending funding, position will continue for an additional year. Field component of project will be conducted in Corvallis, OR. Analysis component of the project will be conducted at WSU Vancouver, a new campus in the WSU system located just north of Portland. Responsibilities: Lead a field crew to collect dispersal behavior including hiring and managing a crew of ~3 field assistants, work with local property owners to establish strong positive relationships, collect and analyze of field data, and write project report to submit to funding agency. Desired Qualifications: Strong field and quantitative skills including experience conducting butterfly field research, managing a team of research assistants, experience working out logistics of a field project including hiring assistants, finding housing if needed, running GPS and other field electronics, experience exporting data into GIS, basic GIS capability, analysis of dispersal data including strong statistical skills, and excellent oral and written communications skills to interact with private landowners and to write project report. For additional information, please contact Cheryl Schultz, firstname.lastname@example.org, 360-546-9525. To apply, please send a letter of interest, CV, transcripts, and two letters of reference to: Cheryl Schultz, Washington State University Vancouver, 14204 NE Salmon Creek Ave, Vancouver, WA 98686 or email@example.com. Review of applications will begin Jan. 26, 2007 and continue until position is filled. Posted: 1/11/07.
Insect Ecology and Conservation Biology: 1) Postdoctoral Position in Insect Ecology and Life History. Postdoctoral researcher wanted for a position at the interface of insect nutritional ecology and ecological genomics. Bridging aspects of insect stoichiometry, metabolism, and feeding ecology, this postdoc will lead the development of an insect life history database and the use of that database to test hypotheses regarding molecular evidence for stoichiometric constraints during insect evolution. The position requires demonstrated experience with insect ecology and life history plus strong writing skills. This position is funded through a NSF Bioinformatics grant. Initial funding is for 1 year and is extendable for an additional year pending satisfactory performance. (Available immediately but willing to wait until June 2007). 2) Postdoctoral position in Theoretical / Quantitative Conservation Biology. Postdoctoral researcher wanted for a position focusing on questions of multi-species extinction risk, population viability analysis, and minimum habitat requirements using a database approach. The position requires strong computational skills, familiarity with computational statistics such as classification / regression trees, and model development using inverse functions. Evidence of good writing skills is also required. This position is funded through a Dept of Defense (Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program [SERDP]) grant dealing with endangered species on military bases. Funding is guaranteed for 1 year and is extendable for up to 3 additional years pending satisfactory performance. (Available immediately but willing to wait until June 2007). For both positions: Applicants must also complete their PhD before starting the project. The successful candidates will join a diverse, energetic, and interactive lab group that pursues cross-cutting ideas. To apply, please send a CV and the names and email addresses of three references to: Dr. Bill Fagan, Department of Biology, 3235 Biology-Psychology Building, University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742. (firstname.lastname@example.org). Posted: 8/25/06.
Large-Scale Spatial Dynamics of Insect Outbreaks: The goal of this USDA funded project at the University of Louisiana is to utilize the wealth of spatiotemporal data on four forest defoliating insects in North America (spruce budworm, western spruce budworm, forest tent caterpillar, and gypsy moth) to generate theory about the effects of habitat heterogeneity on spatial outbreak patterns. The project will entail utilizing statistical analyses of empirical data along with simulation models to test for relationships between habitat heterogeneity and spatial patterns of outbreak, and to identify possible causal mechanisms. I am looking for an applicant with enthusiasm, a proven record, and strong quantitative skills. The applicant will preferably have experience in writing code for computer modeling, ideally in Matlab or R. Start date is negotiable, but will preferably be sometime between January-May 2007. Funding for postdocs is guaranteed for 2 years (assuming satisfactory performance). Please send a letter of interest explaining your qualifications and a CV to Derek Johnson (email@example.com). Posted: 8/25/06.
Insect Invasion Ecology: I currently have two openings for post-doctoral researchers with an emphasis on invasion biology of exotic insect pests, biological control, and the behavioral ecology of insect parasitoids in Hawaii. (1) aphids: Participate in research on invasion biology and biocontrol of exotic aphid species in Hawaii, and the behavioral ecology of their parasitoids. (2) fruit flies: Participate in research on biological control of exotic tephritid fruit fly species in Hawaii and the behavioral ecology of braconid parasitoids. Both positions: Period: To begin approximately September 2006. Full-time, federal funds, renewal dependent upon performance and continued availability of funds. Minimum Salary: $38,184/ year plus full benefits package. Minimum Qualifications: PhD degree in Entomology or related field; knowledge and experience in insect ecology, as evidenced by senior-authored publications in peer-reviewed journals. Work Location: Kauai Agricultural Research Center, Kauai, Hawaii. Duties include: Design and conduct experiments, obtain and interpret data, prepare publications, and participate in the preparation of grant proposals. Closing Date: Review of applications will begin on July 15, 2006, and will continue until the position is filled. To Apply: Submit letter describing research interests, CV, and contact information for 3 professional references to: Russell Messing, University of Hawaii, 7370 Kuamo’o Rd., Kapa’a, HI, 96746. Feel free to email Russell Messing (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more information. Posted: 7/6/06.
Plant Invasion Biology: We are seeking a postdoc highly motivated to work on determinants of plant invasiveness in field, garden, and molecular lab. The work will mainly involve comparative research on congeneric pairs of invasive and non-invasive plants species native to Switzerland. The position will be in the new group of Markus Fischer at the Institute of Plant Sciences of the University of Bern, Switzerland, and is funded within the framework of the NCCR (National Competence Center in Research) "Plant Survival". We offer a stimulating research environment in a lively and social institute in a beautiful city close to the Alps. The position will be for a period of two years, and should start as soon as possible (1 May 2007 or soon thereafter). The salary will be about 70'000 CHF per year. Requirements for the position include a PhD in population biology, evolutionary ecology, or related fields, a proven record of research, experience with field work, garden or greenhouse experiments, and lab work, statistical and writing skills, as well as a driver’s licence. For more information on this position and research in our lab contact Markus Fischer or Mark van Kleunen at the email addresses below. Applicants should e-mail a short statement of research interests, curriculum vitae, and contact details of three references to both Markus Fischer at Markus.Fischer@ips.unibe.ch and Mark van Kleunen at email@example.com. The application deadline is 10 April 2007. Posted: 3/22/07.
Marine Invasion Ecology: Commercial Shipping, Trade, and Biological Invasions. The Smithsonian Environmental Research Center (SERC) has developed one of the largest coastal invasions research program in the United States, The Marine Invasions Research Laboratory. We currently seek a postdoctoral researcher to characterize patterns and interactive relationships among commercial shipping, trade, and biological invasions in coastal marine ecosystems of the U.S. For more information and application procedure, see the full job ad (pdf). Review date: 15 October 2006. Posted: 9/20/06.
Invasive Birds in Europe: A post-doctoral position is available from September 2006. The post-doctoral fellow will be part of the European Commission Sixth Framework multi-country consortium DAISIE (Delivering Alien Species Inventories for Europe). The fellow will work together with Dr. Salit Kark and the Biodiversity Research Group, and will be based at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel. The post-doctoral fellow will also take part in workshops of the consortium members in Europe at least twice a year. The study includes mapping and analysis of spatial and temporal patterns and processes of invasion using a database of invasive birds in Europe recently created as part of this study, and will take part in more detailed research on the worst avian invaders. More details: http://www.europe-aliens.org/. The successful candidate will also have an opportunity to engage in other ongoing studies and in fieldwork studying native and alien birds in Israel. This includes a study on biodiversity changes along altitudinal gradients in Mount Hermon and a study on the establishment process and impacts of cavity-nesting alien birds (e.g., the common myna, rose-ringed parakeet and several others). Requirements: Strong ecological and statistical background, experience with avian ecology (preference will be given to those experienced with invasion biology and spatial ecology), experience with GIS, experience in analyzing large databases. The position is available for 17 months (September 2006 to January 2008). For more details and to apply, please send an e-mail with a cover letter, your CV plus your list of publications, and names and contact info (address and e-mail) of three references to: Dr. Salit Kark, The Biodiversity Research Group, Dept. of Ecology, Systematics and Evolution, The Institute of Life Sciences, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Jerusalem 91904, Israel. Phone: 972-2-6585714 Fax: 972-2-6584741, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Posted: 7/6/06.
Avian Population Modeling: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s, Office of Research and Development, National Health and Environmental Effects Research Laboratory, Gulf Ecology Division in Gulf Breeze, Florida, is seeking an individual with expertise in avian population modeling to join our research team in predictive ecology. This position will focus on two primary activities: 1) developing and refining spatially explicit population models for terrestrial wildlife, and 2) improving and integrating interspecies toxicity estimation models with wildlife population models. These activities will augment an array of wildlife risk assessment approaches and models, and integrate EPA’s interspecies toxicity correlation models with population-level wildlife risk assessment through generation of species sensitivity distributions for non-aquatic species. The population modeling expertise of the incumbent will inform investigations into the critical endpoints and life history strategies that determine population sustainability, moving extrapolation science beyond species’ intrinsic sensitivity to acute exposures to ecologically meaningful susceptibility. This is a 3 year appointment, and applicants must have completed a Ph.D in Ecology, Wildlife Biology or equivalent. Examples of appropriate experience include population modeling, wildlife biology, geostatistics, and multivariate statistics. Full details (Position # GED – 08-24-06-157). Closes October 31, 2006. Posted: 9/7/06.
Avian Ecology: Available August 2007. We seek a experienced avian ecologist for a research associate position in the Avian Ecology Laboratory of Reed Bowman at Archbold Biological Station. We are looking for an ecologist willing to make a long-term commitment as an active member of our research team, working on a long-term (38 yrs of data) project on the demography of Florida Scrub-Jays. The research associate is expected to manage seasonal field activities, develop independent projects, and contribute to on-going studies, analyses and publications. We seek someone with a keen interest in field work and successful experience directing and managing multiple projects and timelines. Duties include data collection, including nest monitoring and acorn sampling, data management and analysis, lab work, supervision of seasonal interns during the field season and interactions with graduate students. Our research focuses on avian population biology, behavioral ecology, urban ecology, conservation biology, physiological ecology, and ecological genetics. We conduct detailed observational and experimental studies on four color-banded populations of Florida Scrub-Jays that span an environmental gradient from wildlands through isolated patches of natural habitats embedded in suburbia. Our lab consists of several full time scientists, several long-term collaborators, and a variable numbers of graduate students and interns. The applicant should have at least an MS degree in ecology, biology or a related field, however a PhD degree is preferred and 3-5 years experience managing field studies. Critical are a demonstrated interest in avian ecology and field experience, especially nest searching and banding of adults and nestlings. We also seek someone with a demonstrated publication record. We greatly value willingness to work both independently and as part of a research team, and physical stamina to work outdoors in a subtropical climate during the summer. Other desired qualifications include data management skills, statistical analyses and computer modeling, especially Program Mark, familiarity with remote sensing and GIS/GPS methods, and knowledge of general ecological principles and experience with basic experimental design and field sampling. Salary in the low-mid 30k's plus benefits. This is a permanent position and we seek someone interested in a long-term commitment. Prospective applicants should seek more information on Archbold and the Avian Ecology Lab at archbold-station.org. Applications are due by June 15, 2007. Send a letter summarizing experience, qualifications and long-term career goals, a CV or resume, a copy of informal transcripts, and the names, phone numbers, and email addresses for 3 references. Email applications are preferred. Dr. Reed Bowman, Avian Ecology Lab, Archbold Biological Station, P.O. Box 2057, Lake Placid, FL 33862. 863-465-2571 (phone), email@example.com. Posted: 5/9/07.
Avian Ecology: Archbold Biological Station, Lake Placid, Florida. We seek a motivated, experienced avian ecologist for a post-doctoral associate position conducting research in avian population biology and demography in the Avian Ecology Laboratory of Reed Bowman at Archbold Biological Station. The candidate will assume supervision of our field office at the Avon Park Air Force Range (APAFR), where we are conducting long-term demographic studies on Florida Scrub-Jays, Red-cockaded Woodpeckers, and Florida Grasshopper Sparrows. Duties will be varied, including some experimental design, population modeling, data analysis and collection, and administration. The applicant should have a PhD in avian ecology or biology or related field, substantial research experience, data collection and data management experience, preferably with demographic data, statistical analysis skills, proven scientific productivity, and willingness to live in rural Florida. Skills in mark-recapture analysis (Program MARK) or population modeling would be useful. We have 10+ years of demographic data on entirely marked populations of the jays and woodpeckers that are available for collaborative analysis and the preparation of publications. Archbold is devoted to research, conservation, and education. Our APAFR lab consists of 1 postdoc (this position), four full time scientists and three seasonal technicians. At Archbold, the lab consists of the lab head, 1 postdoc, 2 full time scientists, and variable numbers of interns, graduate students, and collaborators. More information on the position and Archbold's Avian Ecology Lab can be found at Reed Bowman's website. Starting date 1 January 2007. Funding is available for 4 years with the possibility for extension. Candidates willing to make a long-term commitment preferred. Assistant Research Biologists have opportunities for advancement. Salary in the mid-upper 30's (depending on experience) plus benefits. Applicants should send a letter summarizing research experience and qualifications, a CV or resume, lists of courses and grades, relevant reprints or other writing, and names, phone numbers, and email addresses for 3 references. Email applications are preferred. Applications will be considered through 15 October 2006. Send applications to Dr. Reed Bowman, Archbold Biological Station, P. O. Box 2057, Lake Placid, FL 33862. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Posted: 8/25/06.
Lynx Ecology/Modeling: Post-doctoral research position available within the Department of Fish, Wildlife, and Conservation Biology, Colorado State University (CSU) to work closely with the Colorado Division of Wildlife (CDOW) and USGS to analyze lynx (Lynx canadensis) data. Lynx, an important apex predator, was extirpated from Colorado as a result of extensive predator control measures implemented prior to the 1970's. In an effort to establish a viable population of lynx in Colorado, the Colorado Division of Wildlife (CDOW) initiated a reintroduction effort in 1997 with lynx released in the state from 1999-2006. CDOW has documented survival, movement patterns, reproduction, and habitat-use through ground, aerial and satellite tracking. This has resulted in one of the most comprehensive data sets of a reintroduced carnivore. The post-doc will work most closely with Dr. Tanya Shenk at CDOW and Dr. Paul Doherty at CSU. In the course of estimating demographic rates, movement rates, and habitat use to address hypotheses of interest to CDOW, the post-doc will be encouraged to initiate their own additional analyses of these data in collaboration with CDOW and CSU researchers. The successful applicant will collaborate with CDOW and CSU researchers to organize findings into agency reports and manuscripts for publication in peer-reviewed journals; attend scientific meetings and deliver papers on results. The position is for 2 years contingent upon availability of funds. Minimum Requirements: Ph.D. in wildlife biology, conservation biology, ecology, natural resource management, statistics, applied mathematics, or related field. Quantitative skills in demographic parameter estimation and/or modeling, and/or habitat modeling, and/or spatial analyses. Skill in communicating scientific results to natural resource management agencies and in peer-reviewed literature. Strong work ethic. Desirable in one or more of the following criteria: Experience in carnivore ecology. Knowledgeable of demographic modeling, GIS, and spatial statistics software. Experience with large databases. Responsibilities will include working on a lynx data analysis project focused on the needs of CDOW, specifically: Collaborate on 1) estimation of relevant demographic parameters. 2) developing and implementing modeling methods to evaluate hypotheses concerning variation in parameters across geographic areas and time. 3) preparation of manuscripts presenting research findings. 4) developing future study design recommendations. Salary Range: $35-40k. Application: Prospective candidates should mail material consisting of (1) a letter noting position number and responding to each of the qualifications; (2) curriculum vitae; (3) copy of transcripts (official copy not necessary) and confirmation of degree conferral; (4) examples of your work (i.e., journal articles); and (5) the names, addresses, phone numbers and email addresses of at least three individuals who have first-hand knowledge of your research experience and professional abilities to: Dr. Paul Doherty, Department of Fish, Wildlife, and Conservation Biology, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO 80523-1474 USA. Deadline: 5/31/2007. Position LYNX/05/31/2007. Posted: 4/9/07.
Supervisory Biologist, Wildlife Conservation: Assistant Director - International Affairs, Division of Management Authority, US Fish and Wildlife Service. The incumbent exercises leadership and direction for the Service's Branch of Operations, Division of Management Authority (DMA). The Branch provides support and assistance in the Service's efforts to implement and develop policies, guidelines, procedures and regulations related to the implementation of: Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wilde Fauna and Flora (CITES), the Wildlife Bird Conservation Act (WBCA), the African Elephant Conservation Act (AECA), the Lacey Act (as pertains to transport of live wildlife), the Pelly Amendment to the Fisherman's Protective Act, and other laws, treaties and agreements pertaining to the international trade in and shipment of wildlife and wildlife products. For more information, see the job ad on USAJOBS. Closes: April 13, 2007. Posted: 4/3/07.
Senior Lecturer in Wildlife Science: – non-tenure track 36-week appointment, School of Forest Resources, College of Agricultural Sciences, Penn State, University Park. Available 08/01/07. Teach undergraduate courses in Wildlife and Fisheries Measurements (lecture and lab(s)), Conservation Biology (lecture), Mammalogy (lecture) and Mammalogy Lab (labs) annually, curate the Penn State bird and mammal collection, and advise undergraduate students. Research grants may be added to cover summer salary, and there is an expectation that the Lecturer will advise graduate students. Qualifications include an earned doctorate in wildlife or fisheries science or a closely related discipline, teaching experience, and a demonstrable commitment to education and research. Applicants should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, academic transcripts, and the names and contact information of three professional references to Dr. Paola Ferreri, Search Committee Chair, School of Forest Resources, Penn State, 408 Forest Resources Building, University Park, PA 16802; telephone 814–863-2095; fax 814-865-3725; e-mail email@example.com. Review of applications will begin on April 23, 2007, and continue until the position is filled. Posted: 4/3/07.
Herpetology/Ecology: Postdoctoral Position - Florida International University, Miami. I will hire a postdoctoral-level scientist to work on a project in based in the Big Cypress National Preserve in Florida. The position will open 1 October 2007 and will continue until 31 July 2009. Please submit a CV, a statement of research interest, and arrange for two email recommendations to be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org by 31 May 2007. The position requires working with undergraduate students as well as with graduate students. Contact Maureen Donnelly (email@example.com) for additional information concerning the position. Posted: 4/3/07.
Wildlife Ecology: A post-doctoral position is available starting September 1, 2006 with the Vermont Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit at the University of Vermont, Burlington, VT. The post-doc will work on an existing dataset consisting of 36,000 bird records, 7,000 amphibian/reptile records, 200 carnivore records, and several thousand invertebrate records collected at over 700 stations across Vermont. Project objectives are to 1) develop models to determine forest and landscape attributes associated with 23 forest dwelling animals in Vermont; 2) critically evaluate the umbrella, indicator, and keystone species concepts for managing biodiversity; and 3) assess how various forest management and cost-revenue scenarios will affect biodiversity. The successful applicant will work under the direction Therese Donovan and in collaboration with William Keeton. Opportunities exist to teach a graduate level seminar in The Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources. Appointment is 1 year, with renewal upon mutual agreement. Qualifications: Applicants should have a Ph.D. in an ecologically related field, and have experience in wildlife habitat and GIS modeling. Strong statistical experience in occupancy modeling and programming experience preferred. Salary is expected to be between $35k and $37k, plus full benefits. Please submit a letter of intent and CV, along with the names and telephone numbers of three references, to Dr. Therese Donovan (firstname.lastname@example.org) by August 1, 2006. Posted: 6/8/06.
Puma Habitat Modeling: Linking Puma Habitat With Forecasts of Human Population Growth. The focus of the project is to develop and evaluate habitat models for pumas across the western United States, and to overlap these models with forecasts of human population growth in order to identify and predict zones of potential conflicts with humans. The post-doctoral researcher will work with Dr. Kevin Crooks (Dept. Fish, Wildlife, and Conservation Biology), Dr. David Theobald (Dept. Human Dimensions of Natural Resources), and Dr. Ken Wilson (Dept. Fish, Wildlife, and Conservation Biology) at Colorado State University, in collaboration with carnivore researchers at other academic institutions and state and federal resource agencies. PhD required, as well as expertise in GIS analyses, spatial statistics, database management, and habitat modeling. This position is a full-time 2-year appointment at $36k per year plus benefits. Applicants should e-mail: 1) letter detailing qualifications for position, 2) curriculum vitae, 3) transcripts (unofficial copies acceptable), and 4) contact information for at least 3 references to Dr. Kevin Crooks (email@example.com). Application materials must be received no later than 5 pm June 30, 2007. Posted: 5/24/07.
Wildlife Habitat and Climate Change: The USDA Forest Service Rocky Mountain Research Station, Fort Collins, Colorado, seeks a Research Associate or Postdoctoral Fellow beginning mid-January to conduct research on the potential impacts of climate change on wildlife habitat. Research efforts will review the literature on the underlying mechanisms leading to habitat responses to climate change; evaluate the vulnerability of terrestrial vertebrate habitat to climate change at the national level; identify habitat sensitivity within three case study states; and for those states, evaluate the management actions proposed in Comprehensive Wildlife Conservation Strategies to address climate change. Evaluation of state proposed management actions will be based on comparisons to the literature and the habitat vulnerability evaluated empirically. This is a 12-month position with extension contingent upon funding availability. A PhD in wildlife ecology with emphasis in terrestrial vertebrate ecology is required (Masters considered with exceptional experience). Experience in climate change impacts on habitat viewed favorably. Contact Linda Joyce (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Curt Flather (email@example.com) to express an interest in the position or for more details. Posted: 11/16/06.
Wildlife Habitat Assessment: Postdoctoral position (1-3 years) starting September 1, 2006 for an assessment of USDA programs for creating and maintaining scrub-shrub habitat for birds and other early-successional wildlife. The project will involve a literature synthesis of scrub-shrub bird conservation and habitat use, the compilation and analyses of archived bird and habitat data, an assessment of scrub-shrub bird populations in areas enrolled in USDA conservation programs in the eastern US using archived bird population data, and preparation of reports and manuscripts for publication. Applicants should have a Ph.D. in ornithology, wildlife biology or natural resources. Preference will be given to candidates with demonstrated skills in technical writing, GIS, and multivariate statistics. A stipend of $34k per year, plus health coverage, will be provided. Send a CV, a cover letter stating your research interests, and contact information for 5 references to David King, Northeastern Research Station, USDA Forest Service, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA 01003, or firstname.lastname@example.org. Review of applications will begin July 15, 2006, and will continue until a suitable applicant is found. Posted: 6/16/06.
Community/Ecosystem Genetics and Chemical Ecology: A postdoctoral Research Associate position at the University of Wisconsin - Madison will be available summer 2007 as part of a large, multi-investigator, multi-institutional project funded under NSF's Frontiers in Integrative Biological Research (FIBR) program. This research explores the genetic basis of community dynamics and ecosystem processes. Specifically, it evaluates how genetic and chemical variation in naturally occurring and synthetic hybrids of cottonwood species mediates ecological structure and function at population, community and ecosystem levels. (See the feature article on "genes to ecosystems" by Whitham et al. [2006. Nature Reviews Genetics 7:510-523].) Field sites include a number of riparian habitats throughout the Intermountain West. Project PIs include T.G. Whitham, S. Shuster, C.A. Gehring, G.J. Allan, J.C. Marks, S.C. Hart, P.S. Keim, R.L. Lindroth, S.P. DiFazio, and B.M. Potts. More information about the collaborative project. Primary responsibilities of the Research Associate are to coordinate and conduct the chemically-related components of the research program. Collaborative projects underway relate cottonwood chemistry to arthropod communities, mycorrhizal communities, mammalian foraging, and litter decomposition. Results from this work will be integrated with that of other project coordinators to understand the influence of cottonwood genetic structure on chemical variation, and the linkages between chemical variation and community and ecosystem function at local and regional scales. The Research Associate will also be expected to initiate and conduct research projects related to his/her area of expertise (e.g., quantitative genetics, G x E interactions, etc.) Qualifications include expertise in plant chemical analyses and/or quantitative genetics, and interest in the chemical ecology of trophic interactions and ecosystem function. Strong interpersonal, laboratory, statistical and writing skills are essential. Extended collecting trips to field sites in the western U.S. will likely be required. Salary and benefits: $31,500 - 33,500, commensurate with experience. Family medical/dental health plans available at minimal cost. Application: Preliminary inquiries are welcome, preferably by phone or e-mail. Applications will be accepted through Feb. 28, 2007, or until a suitable applicant is found. To apply, send c.v., names/addresses of three references, representative reprints, and a letter detailing your fit to the position to: Dr. Rick Lindroth, Dept. of Entomology, 1630 Linden Dr., Madison, WI 53706. 608-263-6277, email@example.com. Posted: 1/25/07.
Ecological Genomics and Climate Change: A postdoctoral fellow opportunity is available at Yale University to pursue research aimed at linking grassland responses to climate change at the genetic level to responses at the ecosystem level. Our interdisciplinary team (Yale, Kansas State University, Colorado State University) seeks to understand responses of organisms to climate change under field conditions by combining functional genomic, genetic, and ecological approaches. One goal of the research program is to identify how genetic variation and/or variation in gene function are involved in responses two dominant C4 grass species (Andropogon gerardii and Sorghastrum nutans) to climate change. The postdoctoral fellow will be responsible for gene expression analyses using microarrays and/or for quantifying genetic variation using AFLP analyses in natural populations of the two grasses. The postdoctoral fellow will have access to excellent university resources and gene analysis facilities, including the Yale Institute for Biospheric Studies and the W.M. Keck Foundation Facility at Yale. Candidates must have a Ph.D., experience with microarray and/or AFLP analyses, excellent oral and written communication skills, and the ability to work well in a collaborative research atmosphere. This full-time, 12-month term position provides a competitive salary and benefits, with possibility for renewal for a second one-year term depending on performance and availability of funds. Applications must include: 1) a cover letter detailing your qualifications and availability, 2) A C.V., and 3) contact information for three references. Please send applications by email to Dr. Melinda Smith, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Yale University (firstname.lastname@example.org). Review of applications will begin 15 June 2007 and will continue until the position is filled. Posted: 6/4/07.
Ecological Genomics: Three positions at the postdoctoral research associate level are currently available. The postdoctoral research associates will work as part of an interdisciplinary team in an exciting research initiative, "Bridging the Divide: Linking Genomics to Ecosystem Responses to Climate Change." This DOE-funded project focuses on the linked study of gene expression and physiological responses in two dominant tallgrass prairie plant species to simulated climate change. The postdoctoral research associates will be responsible for screening DNA libraries for candidate genes, gene expression analyses using microarrays and real-time PCR, and for gene characterization (including AFLP analyses) in natural populations of the two grasses Andropogon gerardii and Sorghastrum nutans. A Ph.D. degree in plant molecular biology, ecological genomics or a related field is a requirement for the positions. Salary will be commensurate with experience. To apply, please email a letter of application, CV, contact information for three professional references, and information about timing of availability to the following three addresses: Dr. Karen Garrett (email@example.com), Dr. Melinda Smith (Melinda.Smith@yale.edu), and Shauna Dendy (firstname.lastname@example.org). Please include "Job Application: Ecological Genomics" in the subject of your e-mail to make sure your application is received. Review of applications will begin 20 March 2007 and continue until the position has been filled. Kansas State University and Yale University are equal opportunity, affirmative action employers and actively seeks diversity among its employees. Posted: 3/6/07.
Ecological Genomics: A post doctorate fellow opportunity is available through the Ecological Genomics Visiting Scholar Program at Kansas State University. Proposals utilizing genetic and/or genomic approaches to examine ecologically relevant traits or interactions will receive highest priority. For additional information, please see the full job ad. Our multi-disciplinary Institute seeks to understand responses of organisms to their natural environment by combining functional genomic and ecological approaches. The post doctorate fellow will have access to excellent university resources including the Konza Prairie LTER site, Division of Biology infrastructure, and gene analysis facilities such as the KSU Gene Expression Facility. Applicants should contact faculty in a potential host laboratory to explore space availability and overlap in research interests. Candidates must have a Ph.D., excellent oral and written communication skills, and the ability to work well in a collaborative research atmosphere. This full-time, 12-month, term position provides a competitive salary and benefits and may be renewed for a second one-year term depending on performance and availability of funds. Full applications must include: 1. A cover letter detailing your qualifications and proposed start date. 2. A research proposal (three page maximum, not including references). 3. C.V./Professional resume. 4. Letter of support from the host PI at KSU. 5. Two letters of recommendation. Complete applications can be e-mailed to Doris Merrill, email@example.com or mailed to: Ecological Genomics, Kansas State University, Division of Biology, Ackert Hall, Manhattan KS 66506-4901. Review of applications will begin February 1, 2007. Posted: 12/5/06.
Ecological Genomics: Genetic Control Over Responses of Prairie Grasses to Abiotic Stress. Postdoctoral Opportunity available to participate in this newly emerging field at the interface of ecology and genomics. This research initiative will link responses of living systems to environmental change at the genetic level. The overarching goal of this research initiative is to identify the genes that are involved in organismal responses to the environment. This specific research assembles investigators with complementary expertise in Ecology (Johnson) and Plant Molecular Biology (Shah) to elucidate the response and adaptation of prairie grasses to abiotic stresses. In particular, we are interested in understanding the molecular, genomics, and physiological response of roots of the dominant tall grass prairie species 'big blue stem (Andropogon gerardii)' to drought, nitrogen-limitation, and other abiotic stresses, and to correlate changes in gene expression in roots with ecological plant response. This work will take place at Konza Prairie Biological Station and in the laboratories of Drs. Johnson and Shah in the Division of Biology at Kansas State University. This post-doctoral opportunity is part of the Ecological Genomics initiative in Kansas. The program takes advantage of existing strengths at Kansas research universities (KSU, KU, WSU) in genetics and genomics, ecology and evolutionary biology to answer cross-cutting questions that lie at the interface of genomics and ecology. For this postdoctoral position, we seek candidates with a Ph.D. in molecularbiology and an interest in applying molecular and genomic tools to address ecological questions. Importantly, applicants should have the interest and willingness to cross disciplines. The successful candidates must be able to design and conduct independent experiments. Excellent oral and written communication skills and the ability to work well in a team-based/collaborative research atmosphere are essential. Applications will begin to be reviewed on October 23, 2006, and willcontinue until the position is filled. Start date for the post-doctoral position is November 15, 2006. A complete application must consist of: 1) A cover letter detailing your qualifications and how they relate to theadvertised position. 2) A professional resume. 3) Reprints/preprints of publications. 4) Names and contact information for three referees. Send a complete application package by e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org Complete applications can also be mailed to: Doris Merrill, Program Coordinator, Ecological Genomics Institute, Division of Biology, Kansas State University, Ackert Hall, Manhattan, KS 66506-4901. Phone: (785) 532-3482, Fax: (785) 532-6653. Posted: 10/3/06.
Evolutionary Genomics and Molecular Evolution: The Center for Evolutionary Genomics at Duke University is pleased to announce the continuation of its Post-doctoral Fellowships in Evolutionary Genomics and Molecular Evolution. This Fellowship provides an annual salary of $37,500 plus benefits and $11,000 in research funds per year for a two-year period. The program allows Fellows to pursue research in the laboratory of a sponsoring faculty member affiliated with the Institute for Genome Sciences and Policy. One Fellowship will be awarded this year. We invite innovative proposals from scientists of any nationality to carry out research at Duke University for a two-year appointment beginning in the fall of 2007. We are particularly interested in proposals that address mechanisms of molecular evolution, comparative genomics, and the evolution of development. Proposals focused exclusively on building phylogenies will not be considered, although the application of phylogenetic approaches to analyzing the evolution of genes and genomes is certainly appropriate. Faculty sponsors can be located within any department or school at Duke University; the only stipulation is that the project fall within the areas of research listed above. Please submit curriculum vitae, a three-page research proposal (not counting literature cited), and a one-page summary of past research, and arrange for two letters of recommendation to be sent to: Evolutionary Genomics, c/o Jennifer Foreman, Department of Biology, Box 90338, Duke University, Durham, NC 27708-0338, USA, or emailed to Jennifer.Foreman@duke.edu. Electronic submissions are preferred, although not required. Applications received by 1 June 2007 will be guaranteed full consideration. Questions can be directed to Greg Wray by email (email@example.com). Duke University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Female and minority candidates are encouraged to apply. Posted: 5/8/07.
Ecological Genetics and Evolutionary Ecology: This is a collaborative project with Micky Eubanks (Auburn University) and examines the effects of mating-system evolution on the direct and indirect responses to selection on other characters (with a primary focus on characters involved with plant-herbivore interactions). Work for the current project will be conducted at the University of Virginia's Blandy Experimental Farm, a field station in Clarke County, VA operated by UVA's Department of Environmental Sciences. Funding for this postdoctoral position provided through an NSF Population Biology grant (DEB-0614395) is guaranteed for two years and is expected to be extended for a third. Please contact David Carr (firstname.lastname@example.org) for further information. Posted: 10/3/06.
Genetic Aspects of Global Change: Department of Biological Sciences, University of Notre Dame. We seek an evolutionary biologist to participate in applied genetic research. This individual will be a founding member of our new Center for Environmental Genomics and will collaborate with Drs. Hellmann, Lodge, and Feder on projects involving the impacts of global change. One project examines changes in interspecific hybridization among butterflies under climate change using microsatellites and experimental crosses (Hellmann). A second project will develop genetic tools to screen for aquatic, microscopic invasive species (Lodge and Feder). A dedicated technician will support the postdoc. This is a one-year position with a possible extension of six months; opportunities for grant writing to extend the position are available as is longer-term collaboration. Applicants should send a description of their research, a CV, and the names of three references to: Jessica Hellmann, Department of Biological Sciences, 107 Galvin Life Science Center, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN 46556 (email@example.com). Posted: 9/13/06.
Evolution and Behavior Lecturer: The Department of Biology at Appalachian State University seeks to fill a non-tenure track position at the Lecturer rank. We seek a qualified lecturer with experience in undergraduate education for a one-year position teaching general biology, evolutionary biology, and animal behavior. The ideal candidate for this position would have experience in lecture and laboratory environment, evidence of excellence in teaching, and experience in the use of multimedia resources in education. A Ph.D. or ABD is required. To apply send a cover letter that includes a statement of teaching philosophy, a curriculum vitae, two letters of recommendation and a list of previous courses taught at the undergraduate level to Dr. Ray Williams, Chair, Lecturer Search, Department of Biology, P.O. Box 32027, 572 Rivers Street, Appalachian State University, Boone, NC 28608. For further information contact Dr. Williams at firstname.lastname@example.org or 828-262-6511. The position will remain open until filled; review of complete applications begins June 11, 2007. Posted: 5/9/07.
Animal Evolutionary Ecologist: The Department of Biology at Willamette University invites applications for a tenure-track position at the level of assistant professor for an Evolutionary Ecologist to begin August 2007. Proficiency with molecular techniques is required. Preference will be given to candidates who research whole animal level questions and whose interests complement our existing field-based strengths. Specific areas of interest include, but are not limited to comparative morphology, population genetics, adaptation, speciation, and the evolution of species interactions. The successful applicant will be expected to develop an externally funded research program that involves undergraduates. Teaching duties include introductory biology, an intermediate course in Evolution, and a research methods course including molecular techniques and/or strong computational skills. Candidates must have a PhD, postdoctoral training, a record of peer-reviewed publication and scholarly accomplishments commensurate with experience. Applicants should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, a concise description of research and teaching interests, and three letters of reference to Barbara Stebbins-Boaz, PhD, Chair, Department of Biology, Willamette University, 900 State St., Salem, OR 97301. Applications should be received by October 13, 2006. Posted: 8/14/06.
Animal Behavior: Disney’s Animal Kingdom and the University of Central Florida are seeking a Research Fellow to participate in the development of long-term captive breeding program of Key Largo woodrats (Neotoma floridana floridana). Desired skills include experience with rodent biology, behavioral observations and analysis, data collection from video, data management, excellent written and oral communication skills, and experience working in a team environment with multiple stake-holders. Experience in informal science education and a demonstrated ability to share scientific information with the public and scientific community is essential. Qualifications: M.S. or Ph.D. in Animal Behavior, Wildlife Biology or related field Term: 2-year appointment with the potential for renewal. Closing Date: July 1, 2007. Send cover letter, resume and 3 references to: Dr. Anne Savage, Disney’s Animal Kingdom, PO Box 10000, Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830. Anne.Savage@disney.com. Posted: 5/9/07.
Aquatic Ecology/Invasive Species: The Department of Biology at Central Michigan University seeks an exemplary researcher with strong connections to Great Lakes research and funding sources to fill the position of Research Scientist to begin no later than August 2007. University-based support is for 24 months; additional employment must be supported with external funding. The successful candidate will work with and share laboratory space (both on the main campus in Mt. Pleasant, MI as well as at the CMU Biological Station located on Beaver Island with established Great Lakes scientists to build a research program focusing on invasive species of the Great Lakes. The successful candidate will be guaranteed two years of funding with a possibility of an extension. During this time, the candidate will work with the fellow scientists at the CMU Biological Station to design and carry out experiments focusing on Great Lakes invasive species issues while securing external funding to expand the program. Candidates must (1) have an earned doctorate with broad training in aquatic biology and (2) have the potential to establish a vigorous research program that involves talented undergraduate and graduate students and attracts extramural funding. Candidates must demonstrate (3) research using modern molecular tools in combination with field approaches, to investigate pathways of invasion, breakdown of biological isolation, and/or the control and eradication of invasive species (4) strong potential for mentoring of graduate and undergraduate students, and (5) excellent verbal and written communication skills. Applications from outstanding candidates with research expertise in the biological communities of the Great Lakes, and who will utilize the facilities and resources available at the CMU Biological Station on Beaver Island are especially encouraged. Send an application letter, curriculum vita, copies of all transcripts, statement of future research plans, and three letters of reference to: Dr. Claudia Douglass, Chair, Department of Biology, Central Michigan University, Mount Pleasant, MI 48859. Review of credentials will begin on April 15, 2007 and continue until the position is filled. Inquiries about the position should be directed to the department chair: Claudia.B.Douglass@cmich.edu. Posted: 4/23/07.
Stream Ecology and Ecosystem Modeling: Flathead Lake Biological Station of The University of Montana is recruiting a post doc to assist with research encompassed by the Salmonid Rivers Observatory Network (SaRON). We are conducting studies on salmon life histories, processes influencing fate and transport of marine-derived nutrients and hydro-ecological simulation modeling with airborne and satellite optical/IR remote sensing to explore water, heat and materials flux along regional flood plains and river corridors at the observatory sites around the Pacific Rim. We will consider demonstrable expertise in all aspects of river ecology, but we prefer ability in development and use of simulation models, such as salmon population models or biophysical models describing nutrient flux or transformation in aquatic systems. Computer programming and fluency in the Russian language are preferred skills. Ability to work effectively in an interdisciplinary setting is essential. Candidates must have a Ph.D. in-hand and all or most publications planned from the Ph.D. work in press or submitted to juried journals. The job requires travel to and extended stays in remote field camps in Kamchatka, Alaska and British Columbia. This position is available immediately for one year with continuation dependent on job performance and available funding. Location: The University of Montana's Flathead Lake Biological Station near Polson, MT Salary: $40k range depending upon expertise and experience plus benefits. Send letter of interest and curriculum vita (including the names of three professional references) to the attention of Dr. Jack Stanford at email@example.com before November 3, 2006. Review of applications will begin November 3 and will continue until position is filled. Posted: 10/19/06.
Aquatic or Landscape Ecology: The US Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development is recruiting a Federal permanent position for an ecologist with a background in either aquatic or landscape ecology at the GS-12 level. The position is part of the Sustainable Environments Branch in the U.S. EPA's Office of Research and Development in Cincinnati, Ohio. The Branch is a multidisciplinary research group of eighteen scientists and engineers (fifteen at the doctoral level) working on sustainable environmental management. The position is open to U.S. citizens. Close date: June 15, 2007. Details about the position. Alternatively, you may go to USAJobs and search for Announcement Number Cin-DE-2007-0048. Posted: 5/29/07.
Aquatic Ecosystem Ecology: We are seeking candidates for a 2-4 year postdoctoral position for a large interdisciplinary project funded through the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) Frontiers in Biological Research (FIBR) Program: Linking genes to ecosystems: how do ecological and evolutionary processes interact in nature? The position will be based at Cornell University and will be part of an interdisciplinary research team composed of scientists from Cornell University, University of California - Riverside, University of Nebraska, University of Georgia, and several other universities. Field research will be conducted in tropical streams of Trinidad and laboratory work carried out at Cornell (Alex Flecker lab group), the University of Nebraska (Steve Thomas lab group), and the University of Georgia’s Institute of Ecology (Cathy Pringle lab group). The successful applicant will be involved in characterization of tropical stream food webs and ecosystem research that includes ecological stoichiometry, experimental 15N tracer studies, stream ecosystem metabolism, and other analytical techniques for investigating the functioning of ecosystems. With another postdoctoral associate, the successful candidate will co-coordinate studies of ecosystem variables in study streams and participate in manipulative experiments that involve a larger research team. He/she will have considerable intellectual freedom to develop independent research projects that complement the main goals of the project. A Ph.D. with strong experience in ecosystem ecology is required. Consideration of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. For more information, please contact the co-PIs of the FIBR Ecosystem team: Dr. Alex Flecker at firstname.lastname@example.org, Dr. Steve Thomas at email@example.com, or Dr. Cathy Pringle at firstname.lastname@example.org. To apply, please send by email a cover letter describing your research interests and expertise along with an available start date, a curriculum vitae, representative publications, and contact information for three references to: Alex Flecker (email@example.com), Department of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY. Posted: 10/9/06. Revised: 5/21/07.
Aquatic Ecology: Applications are being accepted for two postdoctoral positions in the Department of Biology, Trent University, Peterborough, Ontario, Canada. 1) stream biogeochemistry: The position will primarily be focused on the role of land use on nutrient and carbon cycling in stream ecosystems. In particular, this position will assess the effects of dissolved organic carbon (quality and quantity) and its role in the global carbon cycle. 2) global loss of freshwater biodiversity: The position will primarily be focused on modeling freshwater biodiversity (fish, amphibians, mussels) and examining the effects of global stressors (mainly climate change, water consumption, land use, and acidification) on broad-scale patterns of species richness. The candidates must have experience in and an excellent understanding of stream ecology/aquatic ecology as demonstrated by a good publication record in international journals. Strong leadership skills are also required as the post-doctoral fellows will be expected to provide some guidance and assistance to junior members of the laboratory. Proficiency with statistical methods and knowledge of stream biogeochemistry are preferred. Both positions are available for 1 year with the possibility for renewal depending on funding and performance. The salary is fixed at $36k per year. Preferred start date is between March and August 2007. To apply, send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, examples of publications, and the names of three academic references to the address below (e-mail is preferred). Review of applications will begin on February 5, 2007 and will continue until both positions are filled. Contact: Dr. Marguerite A. Xenopoulos, Trent University, Department of Biology, Peterborough, ON, Canada K9J 7B8 (firstname.lastname@example.org). Posted: 1/23/07.
Aquatic Ecosystem Ecology: Utah State University We are seeking a postdoctoral associate to work on a NSF-funded project aimed at understanding how watershed configuration affects nutrient cycling and the stability of aquatic production in streams and lakes. Minimum qualifications include a PhD with strong experience in ecology, biogeochemistry, hydrology, or related fields; effective writing skills; and the ability to work independently in an interdisciplinary team setting. Experience with stable isotope and nutrient spiraling experiments is preferred. Inquiries and information about the position can be obtained by contacting Michelle Baker email@example.com, or visiting our website. Candidates should submit application materials (cover letter, CV, and contact information for three references) via the USU Human Resources website job #050504. Review of applications will begin November 15, 2006 and the position is open until filled. Posted: 9/27/06.
Stream Ecology/Stable Isotopes/Stoichiometry: Institute of Ecology, University of Georgia, Athens, GA. We are seeking candidates for a 3-4 yr postdoctoral position for a large interdisciplinary project which has been recommended for funding (we anticipate hearing the final word by 9/1) through the NSF Frontiers in Biological Research Program: Linking genes to ecosystems: how do ecological and evolutionary processes interact in nature. The successful applicant will be based at the UGA Institute of Ecology and will be part of an interdisciplinary research team composed of scientists from UGA, UC Riverside, Cornell, University of Nebraska, and several other universities. Field research will be conducted in tropical streams of Trinidad and laboratory work at the UGA Institute of Ecology. The successful applicant will be involved in characterization of tropical stream food webs which includes natural abundance stable isotope studies, stoichiometry, and experimental 15N addition. He/she will co-coordinate (with another postdoc) studies of ecosystem variables in study streams and participate in manipulative experiments that involve a larger team. He/she will be involved in small-scale and whole-stream manipulative experiments. He/she will have considerable intellectual freedom to develop independent research projects that compliment, but are distinct from goals of the main project. The position offers full benefits and a starting salary of $40k/yr. The start date is 1 January 2007 (or earlier). Consideration of applications begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Please contact Dr. Catherine Pringle at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like further information about this opportunity. Please send a cover letter stating your research accomplishments and interests, a curriculum vitae, representative publications, and three letters of recommendation by mail or email to: Catherine Pringle, Institute of Ecology, University of Georgia, Athens, GA (email@example.com). Posted: 8/16/06.
Theoretical Aquatic Ecology: At Potsdam University (close to Berlin, Germany) two 2-year positions starting 1 Dec 2006 and 1 Jul 2008 are available for scientists with a strong background in theoretical aquatic ecology, modelling and/or (statistical) data analysis within the EU Marie Curie Transfer of Knowledge Project FEMMES (FEedback Mechanisms in Models for Ecological forecastS). It aims to develop innovative models that forecast how environmental change affects ecological systems at different hierarchical levels (e.g. populations and communities) which may be linked by feed back mechanisms. FEMMES will last for 4 years, comprises in total five positions and is hosted by the Dept. of Vegetation Science and Nature Conservation, and the Dept. Ecology and Ecosystem Modelling focussing on pelagic ecosystems. Details of the research to be conducted at Potsdam are open to discussion and should be linked to previous experiences and current research interests of the applicant and to ongoing research of the host (e.g. food web theory, metabolic basis of ecology, ecological stoichiometry, size spectra; more details). The analyses may be based on temporally and taxonomically highly resolved measurements of plankton biomass and production in Lake Constance (20 year time-series), and on long-term micro- and mesocosm experiments. The unusually comprehensive L. Constance data set already provided the basis for numerous (model) studies which resulted e.g. in seasonally resolved size spectra and quantitative food web models in units of carbon and nutrients (Gaedke et al. 2002) which may be further analyzed. Another focus of the host is on improving the capability of dynamic simulation models to account for the potential of individual populations to adapt to altered conditions, and for (species) shifts in community composition which change average community properties. Other topics are also welcomed as is teaching of post-graduate students. The salary will include a mobility allowance and depends on the scientific experience. Language requirements: English fluent in speaking and writing, knowledge of German is not essential but helpful. Applicants have to fulfil the following formal requirements of the EU (please refrain from an application if you don't fulfil them, more details). (1) Non-German Citizen of the EU or an associated country (e.g. Norway, Switzerland, Rumania, Turkey, etc) who has not stayed in Germany for > 1 year during the past 3 years, or Non-Germans who stayed in the EU or an associated country for at least 4 out of the past 5 years, but not > 1 year in Germany, or Germans who worked outside the EU or associated countries during at least 4 of the past 5 years. (2) at least Ph.D.. Applications will be considered from 1 Sep 2006 onwards until the positions are filled. Address for applications (with research proposal and publication list): by e-mail: Gaedke@uni-potsdam.de; or: Prof. Dr. Ursula Gaedke, Universität Potsdam, Maulbeerallee 2, D-14469 Potsdam, Germany. Posted: 7/24/06.
Aquatic Insect Community Ecology: I am seeking a postdoctoral fellow to join a research program on the factors influencing community structure in predaceous diving beetles, and their potential to act as reliable bioindicators of ecosystem function. Opportunities for conducting independent research in this system (or on other community members, such as dragonflies or stickleback) also exist. Suitable candidates should have experience with some or all of the following: freshwater community ecology, mesocosm experiments, field surveys, and aquatic insects. Candidates with background in related areas should feel free to contact me as well, provided they have a solid background in some field(s) of ecology, experimental design and a willingness to apply their knowledge to a new system. Interested applicants should be in good physical condition, willing to work outdoors in a variety of habitat types (from grasslands to mountain sites) and weather conditions, and able to assume a lab leader role at times. Applicants should have a Ph.D., or expect to be awarded one in the very near future. I will consider inquiries from exceptional candidates that do not possess a Ph.D. but have demonstrated expertise working in related areas. The start date for the position is September 1st, or as soon after that date as is feasible for a suitable candidate, and will continue until August 31, 2007. The position itself is not renewable, but (depending on the circumstances) we may be able to drum up additional funding after the one-year period has elapsed. Applicants must be prepared to move to Calgary. A field vehicle will be available for travel to field sites, and funds are available for the purchase of cattle tanks, aquaria, sampling equipment, etc. and also for a dedicated research assistant for the summer. I also expect to be able to support the candidate in attending one international conference. Please send an application letter and arrange for two referees to contact me at: Dr. Steven M. Vamosi, University of Calgary, Department of Biological Sciences, Calgary AB, T2N 1N4; fax: (403) 289-9311; email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Email is preferred! Posted: 7/14/06.
Aquatic Ecologist: National Park Service, Fairbanks, Alaska. Closing Date: July 24, 2006. Open to all U.S. citizens. This is a TERM appointment NTE two years, and may be extended for an additional two years without further competition. Term appointments do not confer competitive status and do not lead to a permanent appointment. Salary $47,718 to $75,061. These figures include the Cost-of-Living Allowance (COLA) of 25% currently authorized for Alaska. Incumbent will serve as an aquatic ecologist for the NPS Inventory and Monitoring Program's, Arctic Network (ARCN), which consists of five Alaskan park units: Gates of the Arctic National Park and Preserve, Noatak National Preserve, Cape Krusenstern National Monument, Bering Land Bridge National Preserve and Kobuk Valley National Park. Is responsible for helping plan and implement the aquatics portion of the inventory and monitoring program for ARCN. This position will be responsible for helping develop and implement the freshwater initiative that is part of the ARCN long term monitoring program for 19 million acres of park service land in the Alaskan Arctic. To accomplish this task, the incumbent will work with an interdisciplinary team of scientists and resource managers to identify high priority aquatic issues and develop an integrated and comprehensive approach to inventory and monitoring of fresh water ecosystems. The incumbent will utilize established techniques to devise, record, and/or conduct statistically valid sampling designs to assess the integrity of fish populations, aquatic habitat and water quality in lakes, streams and coastal lagoons in the ARCN Parklands. The incumbent will help coordinate the ARCN freshwater inventory and monitoring program. This includes possible supervision of park staff and volunteers; developing study objectives and determining appropriate field sampling techniques for fish and water sampling; planning field logistics; performing data entry and carrying out quality control checks on data collection and entry performed by others; collecting field data using advanced technology; summarizing data; conducting quantitative analysis of these data; synthesizing information; preparing detailed technical reports and outreach publications; and making recommendations for developing a freshwater monitoring program. To apply: visit http://www.usajobs.opm.gov/ and search for vacancy announcement: YUGA-06-32DE. Direct questions to: Diane M. Sanzone Ph.D. (Diane_Sanzone@nps.gov). Posted: 7/7/06.
Fish Ecology: The Department of Biological Sciences at Idaho State University has a Postdoctoral Researcher Position available beginning December 15, 2006. The successful applicant will help lead a study of the ecology of native and nonnative fishes in the Grand Canyon of the Colorado River, collecting fish population, diet, and size structure data and analyzing these fish data to calculate production and food web flows using diet and isotope data. The postdoc will conduct this research as part of an USGS-funded collaboration led by Drs. Colden Baxter (Idaho State), Bob Hall (University of Wyoming), Emma Rosi-Marshall (Loyola University-Chicago), and Ted Kennedy (USGS Grand Canyon Monitoring and Research Station), to investigate the effects of Glen Canyon Dam on food web structure and the flows of energy in the Colorado River ecosystem. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in aquatic ecology or related discipline and have published in the peer-reviewed literature. Candidate must be highly motivated, willing to conduct research in wilderness settings, and work well with a team. Desired qualifications also include knowledge and experience of the Grand Canyon ecosystem (including ability to identify Colorado River fishes), expertise in whitewater boating, background in ecological modeling, and strong writing and computing skills. Salary is $35k per year, with funding for 18 months. To apply, send cover letter, curriculum vitae, copy of university transcripts, and one letter of recommendation to Dr. Colden Baxter, Department of Biological Sciences, Idaho State University, Pocatello, ID 83209-8007. Posted: 11/15/06.
Freshwater Fish Ecology and Conservation: Research Associate. Wildlife Conservation Society Canada seeks a dynamic individual to establish a long-term research and monitoring program focused on freshwater fish communities in northwestern Ontario. The objectives of the project for which WCS Canada is seeking field leadership are to gain a better understanding of freshwater systems in the boreal shield of Ontario, and work with others in the region to improve knowledge of the impact of forest management and other development activities and increased road access on freshwater fish populations and communities. The objectives of the position are to: Design and implement a field-based monitoring program as a foundation for long-term engagement that focuses on measuring responses of freshwater fish populations and communities to landscape change at the development/roadless frontier; Increase knowledge of distribution and relative abundance of selected fish species north of Ontario's managed forest boundary by conducting field inventories and synthesizing available relevant databases; Develop strong working relationships with other knowledgeable parties, such as First Nations communities, treaty organizations, tribal councils, government agencies, tourism outfitters, and non governmental organizations; Undertake research on specific fish conservation issues related to proposed or likely resource developments or critical conservation areas and/or the development of land use and management tools. In close collaboration with other WCS Canada staff, use information derived from this research and from biological and technical expertise on boreal wildlife to inform land use planning decisions and relevant policy at provincial and community levels. Qualifications: Ph.D. with a strong field-based background in fisheries ecology, conservation biology and landscape and/or freshwater ecology; Demonstrated strong working knowledge of, and experience with freshwater conservation issues in northern North America (preferably boreal regions); Excellent communication skills, including the ability to write, articulate, and synthesize information for diverse audiences; Strong interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to work effectively in a cross-cultural and interdisciplinary work environment; Self-motivated, and comfortable with and capable of working in remote, isolated field conditions. To apply: Please send cover letter detailing research and conservation interests and experience, the names of three references, and cv to: email@example.com, or to: Justina C. Ray, Director, Wildlife Conservation Society Canada, 720 Spadina Avenue, #600, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5S 3B3. Two year term position, with possibility for extension. Location: Northwestern Ontario with base in Thunder Bay or Sioux Lookout, Ontario. Closing date: 30 September 2006. Anticipated start date: 15 December 2006. Salary: $45-50K (CAD) plus benefits. Research funds are also available. For more information, contact Justina Ray, firstname.lastname@example.org. Full position description (pdf). Posted: 7/21/06.
Marine Conservation Project Manager: We seek applicants for a new research associate position (MS or Ph.D. level) at the Center for Marine Conservation, Duke University Marine Lab. This person will coordinate administrative tasks and oversee research projects at the Center for Marine Conservation. The Duke Center for Marine Conservation is an interdisciplinary consortium within the Nicholas School of the Environment and Earth Sciences focusing on research, education, and outreach in marine conservation. During the first year, the primary task of the research associate will be to manage Project GloBAL, an effort to improve our understanding of the effects of fisheries bycatch on seabirds, sea turtles, and marine mammals worldwide. The research associate will organize report writing, coordinate regular meetings of the principal investigators and staff, prepare scientific reports, and work with a financial official to track grant spending. In addition, the associate will provide general administrative support by facilitating communication among project staff (approx. 15 members), coordinating domestic and international travel, purchasing equipment, writing abstracts, planning and executing scientific workshops and conference sessions, and communicating with the Duke University administration. The research associate will also engage in data analysis, literature review, report writing, manuscript and grant preparation. Excellent written and oral communication skills are required as is the ability to work well as part of a large research team. The project manager may be responsible for organizing meetings and coordinating research in foreign countries, so travel experience and foreign language skills are a plus. Experience with maintenance or design of web pages would also be helpful. Qualifications: Advanced degree in ecology, oceanography, fisheries, marine policy, marine conservation, geospatial analysis, or a related field. Particularly strong organizational, communication, and project management skills are required, as is experience working with large research teams. For more information please contact: Larry Crowder, Nicholas School of the Environment and Earth Sciences, Duke University Marine Laboratory, 135 Duke Marine Lab Rd., Beaufort, NC 28516 (email@example.com). Please direct applications including CV, personal statement, and 3 references to Amy Long (firstname.lastname@example.org). Application review will begin immediately. Posted: 5/8/07.
Freshwater or Marine Ecology: Stony Brook University’s Department of Ecology and Evolution has a postdoctoral position available for one year, starting August 10, 2006. The starting salary will be $40k-$45k, depending on experience. Responsibilities include: co-teaching a graduate core course in Ecology (community ecology and species interactions); and assisting with and conducting research in aquatic (freshwater or marine) invasion ecology, restoration ecology, aquatic conservation ecology, or phenotypic plasticity. Required qualifications: Ph.D. from an accredited institution in Ecology or related field; independent research experience in experimental ecology or evolutionary ecology; experience with ecological monitoring and associated databases, or synthesis work involving large data sets; established publication record in peer reviewed journals; training in marine or freshwater systems; statistical analysis; excellent written and oral communication skills; college level teaching experience. Preferred: Experience with freshwater or marine invertebrates. Applications should be received by July 10, 2006. To apply, please send a curriculum vitae; a brief letter describing research experience, interests, goals, and teaching experience; and arrange to have two letters of reference sent to: Dr. Dianna K. Padilla, Associate Professor, Department of Ecology and Evolution, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY 11794-5245. FAX: (631) 632-7626. For complete job description or to apply online visit www.stonybrook.edu/cjo. Posted: 6/13/06.
Fish Ecology & Behavior: University of California, Davis. Close date: 6/15/07. A Postdoctoral Fellow is needed to conduct telemetric studies of juvenile and adult green sturgeon over a period of two years, starting 1 July 2007, with funds provided to UC Davis from the California Department of Fish and Game/Calfed Bay-Delta Program. This person, assisted by a Fisheries Specialist, will monitor the movements of adults currently carrying individually coded ultrasonic beacons with an array of tag-detecting monitors situated along the length of the Sacramento River to identify their spawning grounds. The two will place depth-sensing transmitters on adult female sturgeon, follow them by boat using a portable receiver, and characterize the physical characteristics (flow speed, temperature, conductivity, dissolved oxygen, substrate type, and river geomorphology) of their holding sites. Juvenile sturgeon, captured by U.S. Fish and Wildlife biologists in a fyke trap below the Red Bluff Diversion Dam (RBDD) and in nets deployed by the Fellow and Specialist in the Delta, will be tracked by automated monitors situated there, in the Benicia and Carquinez Straits, across the San Rafael and Bay Bridges, and across the Golden Gate. The two will oversee biologists of the Bureau of Reclamation in the rearing of postlarval juveniles, captured at RBDD, and tag and release them when the reach a suitable size for tracking in the Delta and Bay. Applicants should have Ph.D. research experience with field studies of fish biology. Of value in this position would be experience in: 1) telemetric techniques, 2) statistical and graphical analysis (using ArcGIS) of spatial data, 3) boat handling, and 4) fish husbandry. If interested, please contact Dr. A. Peter Klimley, Biotelemetry Laboratory, University of California, (530) 752-5830, and email@example.com. Posted: 6/4/07.
Coral Reef Fish Ecology: We invite applicants for a Post-Doctoral Researcher Position in the field of reef fish population connectivity in the Mesoamerican barrier reef system (MBRS). The project involves microsatellite genetics and otolith microchemistry in the bicolour damselfish off Mexico, Belize and Honduras. The successful candidate will be responsible to organize intensive sampling trips to the MBRS. The position will thus include both field and lab expertise. Existing samples will allow the analysis of other species to test hypotheses concerning the evolution and ecology of connectivity in coral reef fishes. The candidate should have proven skills in molecular genetics and/or otolith microchemistry as well as experience in SCUBA diving and field techniques. The individual should also have a good track record in analysis and publishing, and have the ability to work well in collaborative research. The Great Lakes Institute for Environmental Research (GLIER) offers a collaborative environment, with state-of-the-art facilities in genetics, genomics, and elemental and stable isotope analyses. GLIER faculty have expertise in the fields of aquatic invasions, evolutionary and conservation genetics, environmental science, genomics, and ecotoxicology. The position is for one year, but can be renewed, with a flexible start date as early as May 2007. Stipend is competitive, and research travel and other costs will be paid. Review of applications will begin April 1st, 2007. Interested applications should send their CV, a brief statement of research interest, and the e-mail addresses for at least two referees to: Daniel Heath, Great Lakes Institute for Environmental Research, University of Windsor, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, Phone: 519-253-3000, Ext 3762, Fax: 519-971-3616. Posted: 3/27/07.
Biodiversity of Coral Reefs: The ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies seeks a postdoctoral or senior research fellow to work in any area of coral reef biodiversity (e.g., biogeography, phylogeography, paleobiology, evolution, mathematical modelling, biodiversity conservation, ecosystem function). Based at James Cook University in Townsville (Australia), the appointee will contribute to improving understanding of mechanisms and processes that maintain local and global biodiversity of coral reefs. The successful applicant will have substantial freedom to forge a research program that suits her or his interests and abilities. Selection criteria include: 1. PhD in a relevant discipline (PhD candidates who will complete their degrees before late 2007 are also encouraged to apply). 2. An excellent publication record for stage of career. 3. Capacity to bring fresh approaches to the study of coral reef biodiversity (either conceptual or technical, preferably both) that will complement and enhance, rather than duplicate, existing areas of strength in the Centre. Prior knowledge of coral reefs is desirable, but not essential. The position is available immediately; applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the position is filled. Enquiries to: Associate Professor Sean Connolly (Phone: +61 7 4782 4242, Sean.Connolly@jcu.edu.au). To apply, please forward a CV, email addresses of 3 potential referees, and a 1-2 page description of research interests addressing Selection Criterion #3, above, to Sean Connolly at the above email address. Appointment will be through June 2010, subject to a probationary period. Salary AUD$57k to $76k per annum. Posted: 5/7/07.
Biodiversity of Coral Reefs: Research Fellowship, ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies, James Cook University, Townsville. Closing Date: 12/JAN/2007. Reference: 6218. Applicants must have a relevant PhD and have an exceptional publication record for their stage of career. There is considerable scope for the appointee to shape their role as programs develop and mature. Selection criteria. The appointee will contribute to improving understanding of mechanisms and processes that maintain local and global biodiversity. We seek applicants with strong modelling or analytical skills and an interest in any scientific area relevant to the biodiversity of coral reefs, including biogeography, phylogenetics, phylogeography, macroecology, mathematical modelling, biodiversity, ecosystem function, or resilience. Enquiries to: Professor David Bellwood, Phone: +61 7 4781 4447, e-mail: David.Bellwood@jcu.edu.au Appointment will be full-time for a fixed term of three years subject to a probationary period. Salary: $A55k to $A67k per annum, plus benefits. Please forward a CV, statement of research interests, pdfs of recent publications, email addresses of three potential referees, and a cover letter which addresses the selection criteria to the Recruitment Officer, Human Resources, Townsville, Queensland 4811 (email@example.com) or apply online. Posted: 12/19/06.
Molluscan Ecology & Taphonomy: Seeking a post-doctoral researcher (Research Associate/Instructor) to participate in a NSF-funded global meta-analysis of marine benthic assemblages, to assess and develop new quantitative approaches to using skeletal remains as proxies of live communities for conservation biology, marine ecology, and paleoecological analysis. Associate will take the lead in completing a live-dead analysis of already-collected molluscan samples from coastal US waters, and, depending on expertise, participate in multivariate analysis and modeling of either taphonomic processes or macroecological patterns. Experience in marine benthos required and mollusks preferred, from either a neontologic or paleontologic perspective. 1 year appointment, starting Fall 2006. Requires either a PhD in hand or dissertation submitted and approved for degree. Please send an application letter, CV, and names of 2 persons who can write recommendations to Professor Susan Kidwell (firstname.lastname@example.org), Department of Geophysical Sciences, University of Chicago. Posted: 7/26/06.
Intertidal Ecology/Population Biology: Applications are invited for an NSF-funded, 3-year, postdoctoral research position. The successful candidate will be a co-collaborator on a long-term study of the demographic variability of the intertidal sea urchin, Strongylocentrotus purpuratus, in the context of large-scale oceanographic changes. Necessary skills and experience include: aptitude and passion for rigorous and physically-demanding field-work, and effective verbal and written communication skills. Field work will include chemical tagging of sea urchins and environmental monitoring along a major portion of the latitudinal distribution of purple sea urchins. Laboratory work involves all aspects of rearing sea urchins (spawning, larval culturing, and maintaining algal cultures) and processing field samples. The following experience and skills are also preferred: knowledge of demographic and statistical methods/procedures and familiarity with the oceanographic literature. Applications will be reviewed until the position is filled. The successful candidate will begin as early as possible, but no later than January 1, 2007. To apply submit as a single attachment via email, a cover letter expressing interest in the position and curriculum vitae (include the names and contact information for at least three references) to: Michael Russell (email@example.com) and Thomas Ebert (firstname.lastname@example.org). The subject line of the email should have: NSF postdoctoral position. Posted: 10/2/06.
Marine Community/Ecosystem Ecology: I have post doc money for two years (25-30k/yr) for a U.S. citizen minority woman or man (Latino/a, African American etc.) to work on any aspect of marine community or ecosystem ecology in the Silliman lab at the University of Florida, Department of Zoology. The post doc will be expected to carry out independent research and also join me collaboratively in my studies of top-down control in South and North American salt marshes, Climate driven changes in marsh ecology, Physical forcing in rocky shores communities, and Genetic connectivity of marine fish populations. Money will be provided for travel to South America and other field sites as well as equipment. My lab has one graduate student and another post doc from Argentina and I expect to take on more graduate student next fall. The post doc may start anytime between now and summer 2007. If interested, please send a short statement of interest and a CV to Brian Silliman (email@example.com). Posted: 7/24/06.
Ecosystem Modeling: We are seeking applicants for 2 year postdoctoral positions at the NOAA's Northwest Fisheries Science Center in Seattle. This postdoc will play a key role in developing ecosystem simulation models for the California Current and the Central California Coast. The models will be used for simulation testing of alternative ecosystem-based management strategies for this region. In collaboration with researchers at CSIRO in Australia, we have adopted a modeling framework ( Atlantis) in which ecosystem dynamics are represented by spatially-explicit sub-models that simulate hydrographic processes, biogeochemical factors driving primary production, and food web relations among functional groups. The model represents key exploited species at the level of detail necessary to evaluate direct effects of fishing, and it also represents other anthropogenic and climate impacts on the ecosystem as a whole. The postdoctoral associate's primary responsibility will be the development of an Atlantis ecosystem model of the Central California Coast. This will benefit from an existing large-scale model of the California Current. Model building involves a literature review, multiple meetings with biologists and data managers, model parameterization, calibration, running scenarios, and documenting and publishing the results. The postdoc will also be involved in meetings with stakeholders and managers, identification of management strategies (e.g,. changes in quotas, MPAs, or gear type), and use of the models as decision support tools to evaluate these strategies. We are looking for individuals with a proven track record of publications and collaborative research, and a strong quantitative background in statistics and computing (languages such as R, Matlab, or Visual Basic). Experience with food web modeling and C/C++ is preferred. Our team's goal is to investigate the ecological interactions and processes necessary to sustain ecosystem composition, structure and function in the environments in which fish and fisheries exist. Current members include 5 research scientists and 3 postdocs, with projects ranging from experimental ecology to ecosystem modeling. Salary and Benefits $45k/year plus benefits Application Deadline: March 7, 2007 Contact Please email a cover letter, curriculum vitae and 3 letters of recommendation to Dr. Phil Levin Phil.Levin@noaa.gov. Posted: 2/21/07.
Ecological Modeling of Fish/Stream Fragmentation: We seek a highly-motivated individual to participate in efforts to understand fragmentation effects on population viability of stream fish. The post-doc will extend existing data analyses to develop a system for prioritizing management actions at stream barriers. The aim of the project is to develop a detailed spatial demographic model that will be used to determine how stream fragmentation affects growth, movement and survival of brook trout and brown trout. The model will then be applied to a specific management area, where we will use the model to guide management actions. The position will be located at the USGS-BRD Conte Anadromous Fish Research Center in Turners Falls, MA, to be co-directed by Dr. Ben Letcher, Ecology Section Leader at the Research Center, Dr. Keith Nislow, Fish and Wildlife Habitat Unit Leader, USDA Forest Service- Northern Research Station located at the University of Massachusetts, and Kim Lutz, Connecticut River Program Director for the Nature Conservancy. Qualifications: PhD in Ecology, Ecological Modeling, or Fisheries Science. We are particularly interested in individuals who combine strong quantitative skills (including familiarity and experience in demographic modeling in spatially structured systems) with the ability to communicate effectively with a diverse group of stakeholders and scientists. Start date: 1 July 2007, with some flexibility. The term of the position is 3-years with good potential for an additional year. Salary: Full time, $40K/year plus benefits. Additional funds are available for travel and research expenses. Closing date: 9 March 2007. Contact: Interested candidates should contact Kim Lutz (firstname.lastname@example.org). To apply, please provide cover letter with statement of personal career interests and professional goals, plus extended resume including list of references. Posted: 2/20/07.
Bayesian Analysis of Right Whale Ship-Strike Risk: The Department of Statistics, University of Florida, is looking to fill a Post-Doctoral position starting May 2007 contingent on funding. The appointment is for one year. The position involves collaborative and methodological research on Bayesian predictive modeling of the ship strike risk for endangered North Atlantic right whales. This work is in conjunction with scientists at the Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission's Fish & Wildlife Research Institute in St. Petersburg, FL, and will focus on developing detailed spatial models of risk based on right whale survey data, shipping data, and associated covariates, and will require close collaboration with state (both FL and GA) and federal researchers. Preferred candidates will have a PhD in statistics, ecology or related fields, and experience with Bayesian statistical estimation and modeling, with a particular emphasis on spatial analysis. Salary: $45-55k depending on skills and experience. Please send vita, transcript, and the names of three references to Dr. Mary Christman, Chair Post-Doc Search Committee, University of Florida, Statistics-IFAS, Gainesville, FL 32611-0339. For further questions e-mail: email@example.com. Application deadline: 5/18/2007. Posted: 3/12/07, revised: 5/10/07.
Salmon Ecologist: Flathead Lake Biological Station of The University of Montana seeks a talented Postdoctoral scholar to assist in the determination of salmon life history variation in relation to habitat dynamics in a suite of salmon rivers around the Pacific Rim. We require experience in fish or floodplain ecology with emphasis on life history energetics in relation to environmental variation, especially ground-surfacewater interactions. Process modeling experience is preferred, but not specifically required, with the understanding that the work will be strongly interactive with a large river ecosystem modeling effort focused on influences of salmon harvest and climate change using an array of remote-sensing tools. Supervision of field crews in Kamchatka (Russian Federation), Alaska and British Columbia will be required, including long periods in remote field camps. The successful candidate will work with an interdisciplinary team of research scientists including Drs. Jack Stanford, Richard Hauer, John Kimball, Megan McPhee, Bonnie Ellis, Mark Lorang and others at the Flathead Lake Biological Station. Full-time employment is with The University of Montana on a 12-month letter of appointment including competitive salary, medical/dental and retirement benefits. Contracts are renewed annually and may continue depending on funding availability and job performance. We currently have funding in hand for two years. Salary will be in the $42k per year range (plus benefits) depending upon expertise and experience. To be considered for the position, we require a letter of application (< 2 pages) that must include: 1) a description of qualifications for and interest in the position, 2) a statement of personal research goals and direction, 3) a statement that applicant is eligible to work in the United States legally, and 4) full contact information (phones, email, and mailing address). We also require a detailed, accurate vita specifically including the job title and contact information for applicant's current employer/supervisor and contact information for two additional professional references. Review of applications will begin immediately and will remain open until the position is filled. Please electronically mail required application materials to: Prof. Jack A. Stanford (firstname.lastname@example.org). This postdoctoral position is funded by the Salmonid Rivers Observatory Network (supported by Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation). Posted: 6/26/07.
Fisheries Population Dynamics: Two Openings, Full-Time Permanent. Population Dynamics Branch, Northeast Fisheries Science Center, NOAA National Marine Fisheries Service, Woods Hole, MA. We’re looking for highly motivated quantitative biologists, mathematicians or statisticians interested in working on significant fisheries science issues in the Northeast United States. Specifically, we’re looking for individuals with strong capabilities in natural resource modeling and knowledge of modern methods of fisheries stock assessment. The fisheries of the Northeast are among the nation’s most valuable and the Northeast Fisheries Science Center has one of the world’s longest and best time-series of fishery independent surveys. The successful applicant will serve as a Research Fishery Biologist or Operations Research Analyst for the Population Dynamics Branch. Major tasks will include professional and scientific work on the design, development, and adaptation of mathematical, statistical, econometric and other scientific methods to stock assessments of commercially-important fish and invertebrate resources in the Northwest Atlantic. Research results are published in peer-reviewed scientific journals and technical reports. Stock assessment results are a primary source of scientific advice for federal and state fishery managers. Applicants must have exceptional writing and speaking skills. There are four vacancy announcements for the two openings. The positions are cross-listed as both Research Fishery Biologist and Operations Research Analysts at two different pay bands: ZP-III $56,824-$88,500 and ZP-IV $80,991-$124,415. Salaries will be commensurate with experience. All applications must be made using USAJOBS Job Announcement Numbers are NMFS-SC-2007-0007, NMFS-SC-2007-0008, NMFS-SC-2007-0009, NMFS-SC-2007-0010. All positions close on July 8, 2007. For additional information on the positions, please contact Dr. Paul Rago, Chief, Population Dynamics Branch, 508-495-2341. Posted: 6/25/07.
Atlantic Salmon Population Modeling: USGS-BRD Conte Anadromous Fish Research Center, Turners Falls, MA. Start date: 3/07 with some flexibility. Duration: 18 months. We seek a qualified individual at the postdoctoral level to apply innovative population modeling approaches to examine the impact of specific freshwater restoration actions on Atlantic salmon populations. The successful applicant will have a very strong quantitative and statistical background, and be able to communicate effectively with both the research team and with management and conservation personnel. We are particularly interested in applicants with experience in stage-based projection models and Bayesian estimation techniques. Salary $40K/year plus benefits. To apply, please send a current CV including three current references and a description of research interests to Drs. Ben Letcher (email@example.com) or Keith Nislow. Posted: 10/31/06.
Quantitative Fisheries Scientist: Post Doctoral Researcher, Michigan State University, Department of Fisheries and Wildlife and the Institute for Fisheries Research (MI Dept of Natural Resources). Responsibilities: Assist the United States Geological Survey (USGS) Aquatic GAP program in developing fish-habitat models and development of national data standards and integration of fish-habitat data in GIS systems. This person will also work as a team member in a related project funded by the US Fish and Wildlife Service, under the auspices of the National Fish Habitat Initiative. Specific responsibilities are to (1) conduct an initial national assessment of the current status of, and threats to, fish habitats; and (2) provide a standard approach and frame for subsequent development of regional and local habitat assessments. The individual will be stationed both in the Department of Fisheries and Wildlife at Michigan State University in East Lansing, Michigan and at the Institute for Fisheries Research in Ann Arbor, Michigan with collaboration of USGS in Reston, VA. Qualifications: Applicants must have quantitative fisheries or landscape ecological research experience and a strong background in the use of multivariate, parametric, and nonparametric statistical analysis and modeling using GIS systems. Knowledge of environmental impairment assessment methods is preferred. The job will involve travel and coordination among multiple aquatic GAP and National Fish Habitat Initiative projects. The scientist selection must be able to work independently and in collaboration with researchers, publish findings in peer-reviewed journals, write proposals and reports. This is a two year position, renewed annually based on performance, commencing 2006, extension contingent on funding. Contact: Send CV, statement of research interests, professional experiences, and three reference contacts to: Dr. Bill Taylor, 517-353-3048 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications will be reviewed starting August 30 and will proceed until the position is filled. Posted: 8/15/06.
Fisheries Ecology/Statistics: Post-doctoral fellowship at the Northwest Fisheries Science Center, National Marine Fisheries Service, Seattle, WA: Statistical identification of ecosystem and population indicators. Research efforts of the Mathematical Biology and Systems Monitoring Program include studies on how to most effectively monitor populations within large-scale spatially varying environments. Basic research projects within the program focus on application of modern statistical and modeling approaches to analysis of population and community processes in order to provide science support for management of species under the National Marine Fisheries Service's jurisdiction. One of the current research interests within our group is application of newer statistical approaches for multi-variate spatial processes to the problem of identification of 'good' population and ecosystem indicators and to the problem of identification of change in indicators. Large quantities of monitoring data are collected on habitat and stream quality throughout the Pacific Northwest, and these monitoring data along with population counts provide a real-world test bed for research and development of statistical approaches for identification of ecosystem indicators. We are interested in supporting research proposals that will make a contribution to the statistical analysis of large-scale spatio-temporal population processes, and that apply these methods to an analysis of population and stream monitoring data available for Pacific Northwest salmonids. The post-doctoral fellow will work in collaboration with Eli Holmes (NWFSC) and Brian Dennis (University of Idaho), and will join a team of statistical and theoretical ecologists doing basic research on applied management problems. Necessary qualifications include Ph.D. in Ecology, Statistics, or related field, training in ecological time series analysis, proven record of scientific publication, and the ability to work independently. The following qualifications are desirable: R and Matlab programming skill and aquatic ecology coursework or experience. About the fellowship. This is a 1-2 year fellowship administered through the National Academies Research Associateship Program. Applicants will need to apply through the NRC website by the August 1, 2006 deadline. Designate RO# 26.39.02.B5767. This fellowship is open to non-US citizens (see visa requirements on the NRC website listed above). Before applying, contact Eli Holmes at email@example.com, Northwest Fisheries Science Center, Mathematical Biology and Systems Monitoring Program, to discuss possible projects. Posted: 2/17/06, revised: 6/22/06.
Molecular Microbial Ecology: The Biosciences Division at Oak Ridge National Laboratory has two Staff Scientist positions currently open. Either position can be viewed and applied for at http://jobs.ornl.gov/ -- search for positions 060841 (Molecular Microbial Ecology Researcher) and 060842 (Microbial Bioinformaticist). Closing Date: 3/31/2007. Posted: 10/17/06.
[position filled] Microbial Ecology: A Postdoctoral Research position is available in the Microbial Ecology Laboratory at Michigan State University’s W.K. Kellogg Biological Station (KBS). The researcher will work on a recently funded project examining the compositional and functional responses of soil microbes to temporal variability of environmental drivers. Qualified applicants should have experience with molecular microbial analyses, cultivation-based microbial techniques, plant-soil science, and biogeochemistry (nutrient and gas fluxes). Applicants should also have a strong quantitative background (multivariate statistics and time series analyses), and a desire to apply ecological theory to microbial systems. The postdoc will be in residence at KBS, which has excellent infrastructure for conducting research in microbial, community, and ecosystem ecology. Opportunities exist to collaborate with scientists on main campus in the Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics and the program in Ecology, Evolutionary Biology, and Behavior. Interested applicants should send a CV, a brief statement of their research experience, along with the names and contact information for three references to Jay Lennon (firstname.lastname@example.org). Salary will be commensurate with experience. Review of applications will begin immediately. Start date is flexible. Posted: 9/21/06.
Microbial Ecologist: The Appalachian Farming Systems Research Center at Beaver, WV, is seeking a soil microbial ecologist to conduct interdisciplinary research in Appalachian pasture systems. This is a 2 Year, full-time position. Citizenship restrictions apply. A recent Ph.D. is required (Microbial Ecology, Soil Science, Microbiology, Molecular Biology, or other closely related field). Research efforts will focus on determining the effects of plant diversity and root exudation patterns on microbial populations relevant to P availability and SOM transformations in pasture soils. The incumbent will contribute to team research investigating biogeochemical cycles, root-soil interactions, and rhizosphere ecology in pasture systems. Skill in molecular genetic (e.g., DGGE, T-RFLP) and biochemical (PLFA, soil enzyme) approaches to characterizing soil communities required. Skill in analysis of soil, plant, and water samples, knowledge of P and SOM dynamics, and knowledge of ecological principles as they apply to the plant-soil interface are highly desirable. Appointment will be at the GS-11 level ($52-$67k per annum plus benefits). Please send application materials and the name/contact information for three references to Dr. Katherine O’Neill, USDA, Appalachian Farming Systems Research Center, 1224 Airport Rd, Beaver WV 25813. Phone: (304) 256-2808, email@example.com. Additional information (Position # RA-06-089L). Posted: 9/7/06.
Microbial Ecology: This position is for a Microbial Ecologist at the Staff Scientist or Senior Scientist level (Ph.D. plus eight or more years of postdoctoral experience), who will work within an innovative microbial ecology and environmental engineering department. The level of the position will be determined upon experience and number of years of postdoctoral experience. Molecular microbial ecology of groundwater, vadose zone, soil, and water contamination (organics and metals), and air should be the primary research focus. To learn more, please visit the Earth Sciences Division of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. The qualified individual will conduct research associated with soil microbiology, microbial ecology, in situ bioremediation, environmental biotechnology, bioreactors for remediation, and environmental monitoring associated with surface and subsurface habitats at the United States Department of Energy's (DOE) legacy sites and California. The successful applicant is expected to work on existing projects with staff scientists at the Center for Environmental Biotechnology at LBNL and develop their own research program in the area of molecular microbial ecology. Collaboration with the Virtual Institute for Microbial Stress and Survival (Genomes to Life Program) and the Joint Genome Institute are also strongly encouraged. Emphasis will be placed on research studies on the natural and engineered biodegradation of organics (e.g. PAHs, PCBs, nitroaromatics, and solvents) and metals (e.g. Cr, Se, U, and Hg), carbon sequestration, climate change, and environmental issues related to homeland security Applicants should be senior level Ph.D.s with eight or more years of postdoctoral experience and an established record of publications and competitive research funding from DOE and other federal agencies for the staff scientist level. For the Senior Scientist position, the applicant must have an internationally recognized scientific reputation in the area of molecular microbial ecology with fifteen plus years of postdoctoral experience. A distinguished record of publication in high impact scientific journals is expected. Generally the applicant's expertise should be in the area of microbial ecology, soil microbiology, environmental biotechnology, or molecular microbiology. Hands-on experience with field studies of bioremediation is highly desirable. It is also required that the applicant make use of molecular techniques in their research, e.g. microarray technology. The candidate should have strong interpersonal and organizational capabilities related to large-scale studies, as well as demonstrated ability to direct large research programs successfully. The applicant's research must be compatible with the DOE's Genomes to Life program. The successful applicant should be focused on solving environmental industrial problems through innovative research and development activities, as well as developing a niche of innovative research addressing the DOE's environmental needs. Note: There are potentially multiple positions open for well qualified candidates A letter of interest, resume, and names of three references are required for application. For fastest consideration, apply online, select "Search Jobs", and enter 016449 in the keyword search field. Inquiries may be directed to Dr. Terry Hazen at TCHazen@lbl.gov. Posted: 8/25/06.
Microbial Community Ecology: Two Research Associate positions are available at the University of Oregon. The researchers will participate in two projects focused on microbial community ecology. The first project is an ongoing study of the response of soil bacteria to simulated global change. The second project is a recently funded study of the biogeography of soil bacteria. Both positions require extensive experience in molecular microbial community analyses and biogeochemistry, and a strong interest in ecological theory and statistical modeling. The successful candidates will be responsible for conducting experiments under the direction of the laboratory head and running the day-to-day operations of the laboratory at the University of Oregon, including ordering supplies, supervising undergraduate researchers, and assisting graduate students. Ability to work in a team atmosphere is a must. PhD in microbiology, ecology or related field required. Please send CV, a statement of relevant research experience and three names of references to: Postdoctoral Research Position, Dr. Brendan Bohannan, Center for Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, 5289 University of Oregon, Eugene OR 97403-5289 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled; applications must be received by July 15 to be assured full consideration. Posted: 7/7/06.
Community Ecology: A two-year postdoctoral scientist position is available in Dr. Lin Jiang's laboratory at the School of Biology of Georgia Institute of Technology. The successful candidate will work on a NSF-funded project focusing on experimental tests of non-equilibrium competition theory. The project primarily involves conducting laboratory microcosm experiments with bacteria and bacterivorous protists. Applicants should have earned (or will soon earn) a Ph.D. in community or microbial ecology. Competitive salary and benefits are provided. The position is available from March 1, 2007 until being filled. Applicants should electronically send an application package including a statement of research interests, a CV, and contact information of three references to Dr. Lin Jiang at email@example.com. Potential applicants are encouraged to contact Dr. Lin Jiang for more information. Posted: 2/19/07.
Quantitative Ecologist: A postdoctoral position is available in my lab at San Diego State University. The candidate will have the opportunity to work on various projects in ecological modeling, data analysis, and population assessment on topics that can include understanding the impact of fisheries bycatch and other anthropogenic effects on vulnerable populations, demographic trend and spatial analyses. A Ph.D. in ecology or related field is required and superior writing and quantitative skills are critical for this position. To apply, please send an application letter with professional interests, research experience and goals, CV, reprints, and names, addresses, and email addresses of three references to Dr. Rebecca Lewison (firstname.lastname@example.org). Review of applications will begin May 1. More information on the Ecology program at SDSU. Posted: 3/15/07.
Quantitative Ecology: Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Toronto. Two postdoctoral positions are available in Spring 2007. 1. A position to work with a multi-disciplinary team of academic and government scientists (Peter Abrams, Marie-Josee Fortin, Don Jackson, Brian Shuter) on the spatial ecology of aquatic ecosystems. Areas of interest include (i) statistical approaches to identifying and quantifying how biomass at several trophic levels varies spatially and the associations between that variation and physical habitat features; (ii) associations between the success of an invasive species and spatial variation in the distribution and dynamics of its prey; (iii) mechanistic modelling of the role of spatial variation in determining interaction strength between ecosystem components and consequent implications for ecosystem dynamics; The candidate would have access to a rich, multi year data base documenting the impacts of an invasive predator (the double crested cormorant) on the fish communities resident in large coastal areas of Lake Huron. 2. A position in theoretical evolutionary ecology. The person hired would have wide latitude to work on their own choice of projects, but some should be in collaboration with Peter Abrams on one or more of the following topics: (1) developing models of the dynamics of ecologically important behaviours; (2) examining the impact of adaptive behaviour on evolutionary change in traits with related ecological functions within sets of interacting species; (3) modeling coevolution in variable environments. Positions are for 2 years; initial salary is $40k Canadian per year. Send a curriculum vitae, copies of 2 publications, and names of two people who could provide letters of references to: Peter Abrams, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Zoology Bldg., University of Toronto, 25 Harbord St., Toronto, ON M5S 3G5 Canada. email: email@example.com. Application by email is fine, as are electronic copies of publications; applications should arrive by April 15, 2007; starting date is flexible within 2007. Posted: 3/5/07.
Quantitative Ecologist: A postdoctoral position is available at Applied Biomathematics, starting August 1, 2007. Applied Biomathematics is a 25-year-old company located in Eastern Long Island, New York, specializing in mathematical modeling and software development for ecology and conservation biology (www.ramas.com). The postdoc will work with me (Resit Akçakaya) on various projects in ecological modeling, data analysis, and risk assessment. Superior writing and quantitative skills are critical for this position. Please submit resume and names and contact information for three references to firstname.lastname@example.org. Posted: 1/23/07.
Mathematical Ecology/Ecological Economics: Two postdoctoral positions in the Department of Biology at the University of Miami (UM) are available to work with Dr. Matthew D. Potts on theoretical and applied aspects of the spatial management of tropical forests and control vector-borne diseases. Possible projects include (but are not limited to): (1) the role of learning and uncertainty in adaptive management plans, (2) new methods for determining optimal spatial control strategies, (3) reserve design from ecological and/or economic perspectives, (4) development of large-scale species and spatially explicit tropical forest growth models, and (5) spatial modeling of vector-borne infectious diseases. The successful applicant will be an active part of interdisciplinary research teams with linkages to UM’s Center for Ecosystem Science and Policy and Global Public Health Program. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in a relevant field such as ecology, economics, physics, mathematics, computer science, or statistics; strong analytical and computing skills; and have demonstrated the ability to produce high quality scientific results with limited direct guidance. The appointments will initially be for one year and are extendable to two years. The positions offer a competitive salary plus benefits. The start date is flexible. Applications, including a cover letter, CV, one-page summary of research interests, and the names and addresses of three referees, should be sent (preferably by email) to Dr. Matthew D. Potts, Dept. of Biology, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL 33124-0421. Email: email@example.com. Screening of applications will begin February 15, 2007. Posted: 1/9/07.
Mathematical Ecology/Modeling of Infectious Disease: I (Dr. Howard (Howie) Weiss) have funding for a three-year postdoctoral position, beginning August 2007, in the field of Applied Dynamical Systems. Special consideration will be given to applicants working in mathematical ecology, mathematical modeling of infectious diseases, and/or dynamical systems on networks. The teaching load will be one course per semester. Georgia Tech's Mathematics department, with its strong group in Dynamical Systems, and new Program in Mathematical Biology and Ecology, offers a rich and stimulating research environment for young researchers. Georgia Tech's Biology department has strong research groups in Ecology and Bioinformatics, and is quickly becoming a major player in Integrative Systems Biology. The postdoc will interact with researchers from across the campus and the Atlanta area, including the CDC, Emory University, and Georgia State University. Applicants should send application materials to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please send a curriculum vita, a two-page research summary, and arrange for four letters of reference to be sent as soon as possible. All applications must be submitted electronically. Applications will be reviewed starting from Dec. 1, 2006; however, all applications will be given consideration until the available position is filled. Posted: 11/29/06.
Theoretical Biology: Two postdoctoral fellow positions are available in the theoretical biology group of Dr. Joshua Plotkin at the University of Pennsylvania. The specific research project is flexible and can be tailored to the interests of the individual, but it will fall under the broad purview of evolutionary theory. Areas of research in the Plotkin lab include theoretical population genetics, the evolutionary ecology of viral populations, mathematical models for the evolution of robustness, the structure of fitness landscapes and epistasis, and the determinants of protein evolutionary rates. Requirements for the position include (1) a proven record of self-motivated research; (2) a PhD in biology, mathematics, statistics, physics, or related area; (3) excellent quantitative and computational skills. The ideal candidate should be familiar with scientific programming. Postdoctoral positions provide a competitive annual stipend (minimum $38k) plus benefits and health insurance. Start date is negotiable. Screening of applicants will begin March 15, 2007. Highly motivated applicants are encouraged to email a statement of research interests, CV, and contact details for three references to jplotkin (at) sas.upenn.edu. Posted: 1/31/07.
Theoretical Viral Ecology: A postdoctoral scientist position (2 years) is available at Georgia Tech in the theoretical biology group of Dr. Joshua Weitz (School of Biology). The postdoc will lead efforts to develop analytical and computational models of the dynamics and diversity of bacterial viruses. Opportunities exist for collaboration with researchers at Emory University, Georgia Tech, Princeton University, and University of California-Davis, as well as for the initiation of independent projects in theoretical ecology, integrative biology, and metagenomics. Requirements include: (1) PhD in biology, ecology, mathematics, physics, or related area; (2) Strong quantitative & computational skills; (3) Excellent communication skills. Start date is negotiable, competitive salary and benefits, screening of applicants will begin February 15, 2007, however all applicants will be considered until position is filled. Please send cover letter explaining your interest in the position, CV, and contact information for 3 references to jsweitz (at) gatech.edu. Posted: 1/17/07.
Landscape Disease Ecology: We have a position available at Kansas State University for a PhD student or a postdoctoral scientist as part of a project funded by the NSF Ecology of Infectious Disease program. This project addresses disease transmission in heterogeneous landscapes, using neutral landscape models to evaluate the effects of landscape pattern or heterogeneity on epidemics. Existing plant disease epidemiology data sets will be used to parameterize models and there will also be the opportunity for the successful applicant to design new lab or field experiments to inform the modeling approaches. New investigations might make use of the nearby Konza Prairie NSF LTER site, several long-term agricultural experiments associated with Kansas State University, or other field sites or greenhouse settings. There will also be opportunities to apply landscape ecology approaches in the context of on-going ecological genomics projects. The postdoc or student will be co-advised by Karen Garrett and Kim With and work as part of a larger collaborative project with Chris Mundt, XB Yang, and Jim Stack. Applicants should have demonstrated interest in ecological modeling. Postdoctoral applicants should have a PhD in landscape ecology, plant pathology, or related field. Preference will be given to students or postdocs who have experience with simulation modeling and computational methods or demonstrated potential in these areas. The successful candidate should have the potential to build an independent research program in this area. Review of applicants will begin January 30 and continue until the successful applicant is identified. Applications should include a cover letter with a statement of research interests and timing of availability, a CV, and names and contact information for three professional references. Please send your application through e-mail to email@example.com. To ensure that your application is received, please include the following in the subject of your e-mail: ‘Application for Landscape Disease Ecology Position’. Posted: 1/22/07.
Amphibian Disease Ecology: We are looking to recruit a post-doctoral researcher with a DVM or PhD in wildlife or biological science to assist in leading controlled studies on amphibian diseases. This position will be in the Center for Wildlife Health (Amphibian Disease Program) at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville. The position is funded through the Tennessee Agricultural Experiment Station for two years at $38k/year with full benefits. Start date is 1 August 2007 or earlier if available. Application deadline is Friday, 15 June 2007. To apply, please send the following credentials: 1) Copies of official transcripts showing degrees awarded, 2) Curriculum vitae, 3) Contact information for 3 or more professional references, 4) Statement of research and career goals, and 5) Cover letter outlining accomplishments and past experience with amphibians or wildlife diseases. Credentials should be sent (hardcopy or email) to both individuals below. Matthew J. Gray, Ph.D. University of Tennessee, Center for Wildlife Health, 274 Ellington Plant Sciences Building, Knoxville, TN 37996-4563. firstname.lastname@example.org, 865.974.2740 [ofc], 865.974.4714 [fax]; Debra Lee Miller, D.V.M., Ph.D. Veterinary Diagnostic and Investigational Laboratory, The University of Georgia, College of Veterinary Medicine, 43 Brighton Road, Tifton, GA 31793-1389. Phone: 229-386-3340 ext. 19; Fax: 229-386-7128, email: email@example.com. Posted: 5/21/07.
Wildlife Disease Ecology: GS 11/12 Ecologist (Wildlife) Position available at USGS National Wildlife Health Center in Madison, WI. Salary: GS-11: $52,912 to $68,787. Close Date: May 16, 2007 Contact: Melody Sutherland, firstname.lastname@example.org, 703-648-7471 * Applicants must be U.S. Citizens. * Travel and relocation expenses are not authorized. * You must be able to travel 3-4 nights per month. -- Plan and conduct wildlife disease ecology investigations concerning biological, chemical, and physical process that affect wildlife resources and ecosystems. Deploy data collection systems and manipulate and analyze data from these systems. Analyze and resolve complex and conventional problems. Write comprehensive reports on findings and recommend management strategies. -- Develop and present training modules for investigation of wildlife diseases for state, Federal and tribal biologists. -- Identify new emerging wildlife disease problems and issues and develop proposals to address or resolve them; pursues support for collaboration and funding with the agency and with extramural cooperators. -- Analyze data, perform scientific tests, and conduct studies on the impact of diseases on wildlife populations and the effects of existing or proposed management practices on wildlife diseases. -- Modify and adapt standard field techniques, processes and procedures; assess, select and apply innovative approaches and precedents; and devise strategies and plans to overcome significant technical and resource problems related to ecological investigations of the population affects of wildlife disease. Qualification requirements. Posted: 5/7/07.
Wildlife Disease Ecology: I am interested in hiring a post-doctoral researcher to conduct modeling studies of disease in the ungulate populations of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. Potential projects include chronic wasting disease, elk-bison brucellosis, and using genetic data to estimate cross-species parasite transmission among ungulates and cattle. The project will start in the summer of 2007. Pending continued funding, the project would last between 2 and 3 years with a salary of between $35k and $45k per year. Previous experience with population genetics or the epidemiological modeling of disease is a plus. Interested applicants should send a resume and cover letter to Dr. Paul Cross at the Northern Rocky Mountain Science Center in Bozeman, MT (email@example.com). Posted: 1/22/07.
Mosquito/Vector Biology: Multiple postdoctoral positions are available at the Rutgers University Center for Vector Biology to join a team of researchers working on diverse aspects of mosquito biology. Candidates are invited with training in vector field ecology, molecular biology, population genetics, mathematical modeling, risk assessment, and/or biological control. Most projects in the Center involve one or more faculty from other Departments and Centers at the Rutgers University (Ecology, Evolution, and Natural Resources; Human Ecology; Environmental Sciences; Institute of Marine and Coastal Sciences; Mathematics). Candidates must have a relevant doctoral degree. Ability to work collaboratively in a goal-oriented team environment is required. Excellent written and verbal communication skills are important and strong analytical skills are preferred. Positions are available IMMEDIATELY. Send inquires to Prof. Dina Fonseca at firstname.lastname@example.org. Send applications consisting of curriculum vitae, a short statement of research interests, and contact information for three references to email@example.com (refer to this announcement in the subject line). Applications will be reviewed as they are received. Posted: 6/8/07.
Mathematical Ecology and Epidemiology: Applications are invited for two postdoctoral research fellowships. One position will focus on the development of mathematical models applied to an experimental host-parasitoid-pathogen system. Within this project, there will be a strong emphasis on understanding and predicting long-term population and evolutionary dynamics, within the context of climate change. The second position will involve developing theory relating to the persistence, transmission dynamics and evolution of Avian Influenza Viruses within North American wild bird populations. This project is funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and is in collaboration with Dr David Stallknecht at the Southeastern Cooperative Wildlife Disease Study. A PhD in statistics, applied mathematics or a highly quantitative field is essential. Previous experience in the analysis of ecological or epidemiological systems would be desirable. The positions are for 18 months in the first instance, with a salary in the range of $32-37k per year (depending on experience), plus fringe benefits. For further information about these projects, contact Pej Rohani +1 706 542 9249, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Applicants should send a detailed CV, together with a brief statement of research interests and three references to Pej Rohani, Institute of Ecology, University of Georgia, Athens GA 30602. Electronic applications are encouraged. Review of applications will start on June 15 and will continue until the posts have been filled. Posted: 5/17/07.
Mathematical Modeling of Infectious Disease: The Center for Disease Ecology (CDE) invites applications for a postdoctoral position. The applicant will be responsible for developing theoretical models for host-pathogen interactions stressing transmission dynamics within explicit seasonal and spatial contexts. The applicant will have access to established databases from a variety of infectious diseases including (but not restricted to) rabies, Ebola, classic swine fever, and malaria. The Center for Disease Ecology is a cross-disciplinary initiative involving the Emory College, Graduate School, Medical School, School of Public Health, Yerkes National Vaccine Center, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The Director of the CDE is Leslie A. Real of the Department of Biology, Emory University, Atlanta, GA. The position is funded for a two-year period (with a possible extension) and all work will be conducted at Emory. The successful applicant should have a Ph.D. or related research experience. The applicant should be familiar with mathematical modeling, computer programming, and data visualization and management. Responsibilities will include extending and analyzing retrospective data sets and integration of data into models of disease dynamics. To apply, please send a letter of application with a statement of research interest, CV, and the names (with email addresses) of three referees. Applications should have "CDE Postdoc" as the subject field and should be directed to email@example.com or by mail to: Dr. Leslie A Real, Center for Disease Ecology, Department of Biology, 1510 Clifton Road, Emory University, Atlanta, GA 30322. Consideration of applications begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled. The desired start date is June 1, 2007. Posted: 5/8/07.
Disease Ecology: Post doctoral scientist with an understanding and keen interest in trophic interactions, population dynamics, Parasitology and evolution are invited to apply for a research position working closely with Peter Hudson and a group of post-doctoral workers at the Center for Infectious Disease Dynamics (CIDD) at Penn State University, from January 2007, initially for one year, but with potential for extension to 3 or more years. The candidate will be expected to work on parasite community interactions using existing field-data collated databases, (e.g. long time series of grouse, rodents and fish hosts and their parasite community), but also to develop their own field research project in the area of disease dynamics, parasitology, etc in tune with CIDD’s research themes. Desirable skills include: - Strong analytical skills of long-term data sets, - Modeling skills, - Database management and team work, - Knowledge of experimental design, - Excellent field skills. The successful candidate will join a research group consisting currently of several advanced research staff, post-docs, PhD and MSc-students. Research projects within CIDD have a strong emphasis on inter-disciplinary collaboration and interactions with other CIDD researchers are strongly encouraged. The proposed start date is January 2007. The closing date for applications is Dec 1st 2006. Candidates are asked to submit their CV including the names of 2 referees and a list of publications, plus a brief outline (maximum one page) of their research interests. Applications should be sent by email to: Peter Hudson (firstname.lastname@example.org). Posted: 10/31/06.
Modeling Ticks & Disease: Post-doctoral Position, Center for Vector-Borne Disease, University of Rhode Island. Spatial and temporal statistical modelling of ticks with an emphasis on near real-time predictions of tick activity and abundance. Duration: At least 2 years, starting from 1 October 2006. Extensions possible depending on availability of funds. Advancement to Research Assistant Professor also a possibility. Salary: Commensurate with experience (range $36-$40K and health benefits). Requirements: Prior experience in modelling biological systems, with an interest in arthropod vectors of disease. Specific areas of expertise could be either in GIS and handling remotely-sensed data or development and implementation of spatially explicit statistical population models. Ongoing projects also have a large outreach component. Good communication skills are essential as our team develops web-based outreach tools for appropriate tick bite prevention decision support. Candidates must have completed PhD or equivalent by time of hire. The successful candidate will be a member of a dynamic, vertically integrated team of faculty, post-docs, research staff and grad/undergrad students led by Dr. Thomas Mather. The successful candidate will interact with vector biologists, social scientists, web designers and statisticians. The position is primarily for a statistical modeller, and the project does not involve fieldwork. However, there will be opportunities to participate in outreach events throughout the northeastern USA. There will also be opportunities to attend scientific conferences and training courses. If you require any further information about the position, please contact Dr Thomas Mather, Director, Center for Vector-Borne Disease, Faculty of Plant and Insect Sciences, University of Rhode Island, 9 East Alumni Avenue, Suite 7, Kingston, RI, 02881, USA. E-mail: email@example.com. For further information on our research activities: http://www.tickencounter.org. To apply: Please send CV with contact information for 3 references directly to Dr. Thomas Mather at either the email or postal address above. Posted: 9/5/06.
Spatial Analysis/Disease Risk: Post-Doc, University of Wyoming. A Post-Doctoral research scientist position is available in the Spatial Analysis of Watersheds and Landscape Systems group at the University of Wyoming starting October, 2006. This one-year position focuses on potential emergence of mosquito-borne Rift Valley Fever Virus in the United States. GIS-based ecological and temperature models will be used to assess risk for emergence, transmission, and persistence of the virus. The successful applicant will have GIS and ecological modeling skills; a background in entomology, programming, and risk assessment are preferred. For more information, contact Dr. Scott N. Miller at firstname.lastname@example.org; Tele: 307-766 4274. Posted: 8/14/06.
Spatial Ecology: School of Life Sciences, Arizona State University. A postdoc position is available through an NSF-funded project entitled, "Testing Biodiversity-Ecosystem Functioning Relationships in an Ecological Stoichiometry Framework in the World's Largest Natural Grassland." The IMGRE (Inner Mongolia Grassland Removal Experiment) Project will test stoichiometric controls on the influence of plant functional diversity on ecosystem functioning across three trophic levels (plants, herbivores, and soil microbes) in the Inner Mongolian Grassland of northern China. It is aimed to synthesize recent advances and contribute to the further development of BEF theory by improving our understanding of stoichiometric mechanisms in natural ecosystems. The postdoctoral researcher will work on the development and testing of spatial mechanistic models of biodiversity and ecosystem functioning relationships based on data from IMGRE. The duration of the position is for two years, and may be extended depending on the project's progress and funding availability. The start date for this position can be as soon as possible. More information on our research group and the project can be found at Landscape Ecology and Modeling Laboratory (LEML). The candidate must have a Ph.D. in biological, physical, or mathematical sciences. Sufficient knowledge in ecology and strong skills and experience in mathematical modeling and computer programming are required. To apply, send CV, statement of research interests, and names of 3 references to (email preferred): Dr. Jianguo (Jingle) Wu, School of Life Sciences & Global Institute of Sustainability, Arizona State University, P.O. Box 874501, Tempe, AZ 85287-4501. Ph: (480) 965-1063 Fax: (480) 965-6899, Email: Jingle.Wu@asu.edu. The postdoctoral researcher will work primarily with Jianguo (Jingle) Wu, but is also expected to interact with James Elser (ASU), Shahid Naeem (Columbia), and several ecologists in the Chinese Academy of Sciences. Posted: 8/28/06.
Wetland Modeling: The US Fish and Wildlife Service in cooperation with the National Park Service and the University of Florida invite applications for a post-doctoral scientist/engineer position in wetlands modeling. The modeler will apply and extend models of a northern Everglades ecosystem within the Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge. Job Title: Post doctoral – wetlands hydrodynamic and water quality modeling. Location: Boynton Beach, FL, and Lafayette, LA. Review Date: Review of application materials will begin on January 10, 2007 and continue until the position is filled. Salary: $50k (12-month). Preferred starting date is early 2007. Duration of Appointment: 24 months (dependent on availability of funds). Description of Responsibilities: The successful applicant will work with previously developed computer models. These models include, but are not necessarily limited to: a simplified water budget model, a simplified mass balance model, a complex hydrodynamic, and a spatially-explicit water quality model. The post-doctoral modeler will be an integral part of the enhanced monitoring and modeling professional staff. As such, it will be necessary for the modeler to communicate and coordinate with team colleagues. The post-doctoral modeler will extend the period modeled, will document other needed extensions, communicate these needs to team colleagues, maintain documentation, and perform scenario analyses of management alternatives. Applicants from all related disciplines are invited. Ability to work with researchers and managers across a variety of disciplines is required. A PhD in the biological sciences or engineering is required with expertise in hydrodynamic and water quality modeling in wetlands. To Apply: Send statement of interest, curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information of three references to: Michael G. Waldon, Ph.D., Senior Hydrologist, Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge C/O US Fish and Wildlife Service 646 Cajundome Blvd, Ste 400 Lafayette, LA 70506 voice 337-291-3133, fax 337-291-3139, email: email@example.com. Posted: 12/14/06.
Modelling of Coupled Social-Ecological Systems: Research Fellowship, ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies, James Cook University, Townsville. Closing Date: 12/Jan/2007. Reference: 6219. Applicants must have a relevant PhD and have an exceptional publication record for their stage of career. There is considerable scope for the appointee to shape their role as programs develop and mature. Full statement of the selection criteria. This position is jointly funded by the ARC Centre of Excellence, the Resilience Alliance, and The Australian Environmental Decision Analysis Centre (University of Queensland). Based in Townsville the appointee will carry out research to assess the potential for networks of protected areas to enhance the resilience of coupled social-ecological systems at the landscape-seascape scale. The work is expected to consist principally of mathematical modelling that couples economic/social dynamics with ecological dynamics. Candidates should have a strong background in mathematical modelling, and be familiar with research problems in economics, ecology, or a related discipline. Enquiries to Dr Sean Connolly (+61 7 4781 4242, Sean.Connolly@jcu.edu.au). Appointment will be full-time for a fixed term of three years (2 years in Townsville with the final year in Brisbane at The University of Queensland) subject to a probationary period. Salary $A62k to $A74k per annum for Academic Level B; $A76k per annum for Academic Level C plus benefits. Please forward a CV, statement of research interests, pdfs of recent publications, email addresses of three potential referees, and a cover letter which addresses the selection criteria to the Recruitment Officer, Human Resources, Townsville, Queensland 4811 email firstname.lastname@example.org. Alternatively, Apply online. Posted: 12/15/06.
Ecosystem Modeling & Synthesis: A postdoctoral research scientist position (2-3 yr) is available at the University of Wyoming in the laboratory of Dr. Kiona Ogle (Botany Department). The postdoc will be responsible for leading a project that is dedicated to synthesizing existing data related to carbon and water fluxes, spanning leaves to ecosystems, across four major deserts in the Southwest. This is a collaborative project involving scientists from the University of Arizona, University of Nevada-Las Vegas, University of California-Santa Cruz, and Texas Tech; the modeling and synthesis work will be conducted in Dr. Ogle’s lab. A primary goal of the synthesis work is to explore the effects of altered precipitation on arid and semiarid ecosystems. Data are to be synthesized within a Bayesian hierarchical modeling framework that facilitates simultaneous coupling of diverse data sources and mechanistic models. For more information about the project, see Carbon and water dynamics in deserts of the Southwest. Position requirements and application process. The start date is negotiable, but is before May 31, 2007; application review begins Dec 1, 2006. If you have questions, please contact Dr. Kiona Ogle (email@example.com). Posted: 10/27/06, revised: 11/27/06.
Ecosystem Modeling: The School of Forestry & Wildlife Sciences at Auburn University is seeking candidates for three positions in Ecosystem Modeling/Land Surface Modeling/Data-Model Assimilation/Remote Sensing/Spatial Analysis. (1) Research Fellow to participate in interdisciplinary research projects which aim at understanding complex interactions among ecosystems, climate and humans at regional scale. For more information, see the full position description. Review of applications will begin after July 5, 2006. (2) two Postdoctoral Fellow positions in Ecosystem and Regional Studies in the context of global change. Review of applications will begin July 30, 2006, and continue until qualified candidates have been recommended for appointment. For more information, see the full position description. Posted: 6/8/06.
Ecological Synthesis: The National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis, at the University of California, Santa Barbara, invites applications for Postdoctoral Associates. NCEAS promotes the analysis and synthesis of scientific data to address important ecological questions. Applications are open to all areas of inquiry, with interdisciplinary projects ranging across the sciences and into many allied disciplines. Postdoctoral appointments offer an unusual opportunity with the advantages of both independence and collaboration with working groups including scores of researchers in diverse fields. Since 1995, NCEAS has hosted 3,500 individuals and supported 370 projects that have yielded more than 1,000 scientific articles. The Center’s work is based on the use of existing data and information and does not support field or laboratory research. Associates are appointed for up to two years with a third year possible. Associates receive a salary of approximately $40,500, plus benefits, a discretionary fund, mentoring funds, and access to all Center and UC Santa Barbara facilities. Recruitment deadlines are twice annually, the next on being July 24, 2006. For additional information and application instructions, go to: http://www.nceas.ucsb.edu/opportunity Or, contact the Center: Telephone: (805) 892-2500, Fax: (805) 892-2510, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Posted: 12/5/05, revised: 6/14/06.
Spatial Modeling of Sudden Oak Death: Center for Applied Geographic Information Science, University of North Carolina at Charlotte. We seek a post-doctoral associate who will collaborate on research studying the spread and impacts of Sudden Oak Death, an emerging forest disease that has reached epidemic levels in coastal forests of California. The position will focus on spatially-explicit epidemiological modeling of disease dynamics at multiple spatial scales. Data from ongoing field, greenhouse, and laboratory experiments will be integrated with GIS and mathematical modeling approaches to examine the spatial and temporal dynamics of feedbacks between the pathogen, its host systems, and environmental heterogeneity. This work is part of a new NSF-funded collaboration between UNC-Charlotte, UC-Davis, UC-Berkeley, and Cambridge University. The position will be located at UNC Charlotte in the Center for Applied Geographic Information Science with an appointment of 2 to 4 years pending performance. As part of a rapidly growing research university, the Center is integrally involved in several federally funded projects on both basic research and management of Sudden Oak Death. Qualifications: a Ph.D. in biology, plant pathology, forest ecology, environmental science, geography, or a related discipline, with significant experience in spatially-explicit modeling of epidemics and/or other types biological invasions. We are especially interested in candidates with an interest and background in integrating landscape ecology and epidemiological approaches. Candidates should be strong in GIS-based spatial modeling and programming or possess significant potential in this area. To apply, please send an electronic application via e-mail with curriculum vitae, a statement of research interests, and the names of three references to Dr. Ross Meentemeyer (email@example.com). Include “Sudden Oak Death Post-Doc Search” in the subject line. For more information, please feel free to contact Dr. Meentemeyer via e-mail. Review of applications begins February 1, 2007, but the position will remain open until a suitable candidate is identified. The start date of the position is anticipated to occur between June and August of 2007. Posted: 11/30/06.
Spatial Statistician: Position: Interdisciplinary Geographer, Statistician, Ecologist, Biological Scientist, or Physical Scientist. Salary Range: $55k - 102k per year. Closes: Monday, July 10, 2006. Full-time Permanent. Location: 1 vacancy - Fort Collins CO, USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS), Veterinary Services (VS), Centers for Epidemiology and Animal Health (CEAH), Center for Emerging Issues (CEI) This announcement is open to all United States citizens. The incumbent, serving as a senior specialist in spatial statistics and spatial modeling, is responsible for planning, directing, and evaluating studies in animal health. In addition, spatial statistics and modeling are integrated with a geographic information system (GIS) approach in disease mapping, geographical assessments of risk, and ecological correlation analyses. The incumbent participates as a key member of a multi-disciplinary team to develop programs and major projects that utilize geographic or spatial data concerning animal health. Recognized as a technical authority in their field, the incumbent provides spatial statistical expertise in the design and analysis of animal health data. Ecological and epidemiological data will be used to create spatial and temporal data layers for neighborhood, grid, and multivariate analysis techniques such as surface fitting, logistic regression, and spatial modeling with Bayesian techniques. The incumbent will also gather data from a wide variety of remotely sensed sources, in addition to processing, displaying, analyzing, and utilizing this information in statistical analyses and models. The incumbent works with staff within CEAH, APHIS Headquarters and technical centers, Regional, and Area offices, other Government agencies, and international organizations on novel and significant projects related to animal health and disease prevention. These projects include the use of spatial data to: (1) conduct research on vector-borne, climate mediated, and other diseases that may affect the U.S. animal industries; (2) develop complex spatial and temporal models of disease transmission; (3) predict locations of potential disease outbreaks through in-depth analysis and interpretation of environmental and ecological data; and (4) provide expert-level guidance to animal disease program managers and veterinary officials in the use and interpretation of spatial data for regulatory surveillance, and emergency management operations. To view complete job announcement and application process go to USAJOBS (Job Announcement Number: 24VS-2006-0024). For additional information contact Mary Fraser (970-494-7166, firstname.lastname@example.org). Posted: 6/30/06.
Appalachian Trail Monitoring: The Northeast Temperate Network of the National Park Service is currently recruiting for a permanent, full-time biologist position (GS 11/12, $52,912 to $86,801 per year). This position will coordinate long-term monitoring efforts along the Appalachian National Scenic Trail. The incumbent will be responsible for finding, managing, and analyzing relevant existing monitoring data, and summarizing findings in a series of 'State of the Trail' reports. The incumbent will also support on-going efforts to encourage citizen science-based monitoring along the Appalachian Trail (part of the Appalachian Trail 'Mega-Transect' partnership). These duties will involve close cooperation with many partners, including the Appalachian Trail Park Office, Appalachian Trail Conservancy, United States Forest Service, and United States Geological Survey. There are four announcements on USAJobs for this position. You may apply to as many announcements as you are eligible for, but do not apply to an announcement for a duty station that you will not accept. The announcements are: 1) DEU-07-014 is open to all sources (must be a U.S. citizen) and stationed at Harpers Ferry, WV. 2) DEU-07-015 is open to all sources (must be a U.S. citizen) and stationed at Woodstock, VT. 3) MP-07-001 is an internal merit promotion announcement, open to current and former Federal employees plus those people who may be eligible under special hiring authorities. The duty station is Harpers Ferry, WV. 4) MP-07-002 is an internal merit promotion announcement, open to current and former Federal employees plus those people who may be eligible under special hiring authorities. The duty station is Woodstock, VT. Applications must be postmarked by March 23, 2007, and received by the agency contact (Kathyrn Aiello) within five working days of the closing date. Questions regarding this position can be directed to: Dr. Brian R. Mitchell, Coordinator, Northeast Temperate Network (Brian_R_Mitchell@nps.gov). Posted: 2/26/07.
Natural Resource Management: This is a natural resource management position located in the Natural Resources Branch, Division of Natural and Cultural Resources, Shenandoah National Park. The incumbent engages in the study, inventory, monitoring, restoration, and management of physical resources (air and water resources), associated ecological components such as vegetation, fisheries, and wildlife, and associated visibility components such as wildland fire emissions. Responsible for program development and implementation related to air, air quality-related values (e.g., visibility, water and soil chemistry, ozone-sensitive plant species, fish communities), water resources, and related fields and activities. Also serves as the park's expert on air and water quality protection, advises the park's Management Team on air and water issues, and collaborates with state and Federal agencies, university staff, and other organizations interested in air and water quality. Position: Physical Scientist. Series & Grade: GS-1301-11. Salary: $52k Annually. Duty Location: Luray, VA. For more information please check USAJobs announcement (Vacancy Announcement Number: SHEN DEU 2006-37). Closing Date: Friday, September 15, 2006. Posted: 9/1/06.
Conservation Biology: The Division of Integrative Biology at the University of South Florida invites applications for two post doctoral positions. One of these positions is fully funded and funding for the second is pending. The funded position is to conduct research on Plestiodon (Neoseps) reynoldsi, the sand skink, at Archbold Biological Station in Lake Placid, Florida. This research is designed to determine the relationship between fire and abundance of the sand skink. The sand skink research project started in January 2007 and will continue for a total of three years. The position will become available in December 2007. The successful candidate will reside in Lake Placid for at least several months each year. The second position will be to conduct research on Plestiodon (Eumeces) egregious lividus, the bluetail mole skink at approximately 15 study sites along the Lake Wales Ridge in Central Florida. If funded, this position will become available in October 2007 and will continue for two years. Because both of these research projects have a strong seasonal component, the opportunity exists to teach a specialty course at the Tampa Campus during the fall semester. Please send your letters of inquiry to either Henry R. Mushinsky (email@example.com) or Earl D. McCoy (firstname.lastname@example.org) or call Henry at 813-974-5218. Our address is Department of Biology, Integrative Biology Division, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida 33620. Posted: 4/23/07.
Terrestrial Vertebrate Conservation Ecology/Biogeography: One postdoctoral position (two years) will be available starting spring/summer 2007 to work on the conservation and broad-scale ecology of terrestrial vertebrates. The research will draw on a number of ecological, environmental, phylogenetic and distributional databases. An intended core focus will be the impacts of global environmental change on species’ ranges, and their associated ecological and evolutionary context. There are some obvious additional research opportunities, and there is potential for the postdoctoral scientist to develop new directions. The position is based at the Lab of Walter Jetz at the Division of Biological Sciences, University of California San Diego. The successful applicant will have a Ph.D. in ecology, biogeography or evolution with research experience in the analysis of spatial data and strong quantitative skills. Sound skills and experience in the use of GIS, the analysis of distribution data, relational databases and statistical analysis of spatial data are a prerequisite. Evidence of strong communication and teamwork skills is highly desired. Experience in environmental niche modeling, spatial statistics, the analysis of phylogenetic data, R and/or MatLab is a plus. Please email brief letter of interest, C.V., and the names and contact details of three referees by March 15, 2007 to Romel Hokanson, email@example.com, subject line: “Postdoctoral Position Jetz Lab”. Phone: +1 (858) 822-4862. Further details. Posted: 2/27/07.
Conservation Ecology/Modelling: The Centre de Recherche Public - Gabriel Lippmann, a fast growing public establishment for applied scientific research and technology transfer in Luxembourg, has an opening on a temporary contract basis for its Department ‘Environment and agro-biotechnologies' for a post-doctoral position in nature conservation. Mission: the EU Habitat Directive (92/43/CEE) requires regular monitoring and reporting of the conservation status of habitats and species of community interest. This study aims at establishing the conservation status of habitats and species occurring in Luxembourg. The work will consist in the statistical analysis of existing data and in the predictive modelling of the potential trends in the development of habitats and of the changes in the spatial distribution and abundance of plant and animal populations. Profile: PhD in the field of conservation biology or ecology. Strong background in multivariate statistical analysis and ecological modelling are a must. Proficient use of common GIS tools is required. Fluency in French or German in addition to English is a must. Candidates who are interested in the position should send their application (with the reference EVA-31106-ECO) by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or by mail to: CRP - Gabriel Lippmann Service du personnel 41, rue du Brill L-4422 BELVAUX, Luxembourg. Posted: 1/22/07.
Database Approaches to Conservation Biology: A postdoctoral position is available for a project involving informatic approaches to generating recovery goals and objectives for federally listed endangered and threatened species. The incumbent will be responsible for finding, compiling and analyzing life history, threat, and distribution data for numerous species from published and gray literature. This position is an excellent opportunity to work on multispecies conservation problems at the interface of academic science and conservation practice. We seek a highly motivated individual with exceptional attention to detail and a meticulous approach to data collection. Knowledge of the US Endangered Species Act, international conservation programs, and object-oriented databases is helpful but not required. The incumbent will work regularly with faculty, graduate and undergraduate students, a database developer, and a broad array of agency personnel, and thus should have excellent communication skills. This position is funded via a collaborative, Department of Defense (SERDP) research grant that seeks to develop quantitative approaches to the establishment of recovery goals and objectives for poorly known species that are not amenable to population viability analyses. The position will be housed in Dr. Maile Neel's lab at the University of Maryland, College Park and will involve close collaboration with Dr. Bill Fagan's lab. Position is available immediately. The position is available for one year with possible extension to two years. Applicants should have a Ph.D. in a biologically related field and an interest in working at the interface between the basic science and conservation. The diversity of faculty, post doctoral scientists and graduate students interested in ecology, evolution and conservation at UMD provides an excellent scientific community in which to develop professionally. Proximity to Washington, DC offers extensive opportunities to become involved with conservation agencies and organizations. For more information, contact Maile Neel (email@example.com or 301-405-9780). To apply, please email a cover letter explaining your research interests in general and your interest in this position specifically, a CV, and names and contact information for 3 references. Posted: 7/21/06, revised: 11/15/06.
Plant Conservation Biology: Leads the Missouri Botanical Garden's local efforts in plant conservation, building connections for conservation with other Garden divisions and with local organizations. Maintains and manages the Center for Plant Conservation (CPC) living collections and records under the care of the Missouri Botanical Garden, researches and proposes plants for the National CPC collection, prepares annual reports and publications, and assists with educational activities and exhibits. Also conducts field work to collect propagules, propagates and established plants at the Garden and Shaw Nature Reserve or assists in monitoring restoration and reintroduction work in the wild. Participates in the local on-going invasive species programs. Seeks funding to support and expand the program. Qualifications includes: Ph.D. in conservation biology, ecology, botany or closely related discipline with 0-7 years of experience and knowledge of plant conservation, taxonomy, and population genetics. Knowledge of collection techniques, propagation, cultivation and curation of rare plants and living collections. Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Familiarity with Midwestern flora is beneficial. Selected candidate must have authorization to work in the USA. This is a regular, full-time position. Applications will be accepted until position is filled. Please visit www.mobot.org for further information about the Garden and about the application process: click on About/Jobs & Internships/How to Apply. Application should be mailed to: Missouri Botanical Garden, Human Resource Management, 2345 Tower Grove Ave., Saint Louis, MO 63110 U.S.A. Posted: 9/1/06.
Conservation Planning: The Biodiversity and Spatial Information Center http://www.basic.ncsu.edu at North Carolina State University seeks an exceptional postdoctoral associate to help integrate Eastern Gap Analysis Project data with ongoing conservation planning activities. The Eastern Gap Analysis Project is a USGS-BRD funded project to develop region-wide datasets including detailed vegetative cover and predictions of vertebrate species distributions for use in analyzing biodiversity patterns and protection status. The successful applicant will work with Dr. Jaime Collazo and the Eastern GAP research team to develop methods for assessing the conservation status of plant communities and terrestrial vertebrate species. In addition this person will be responsible for working with partner agencies to identify methods for integrating GAP data with a variety of conservation planning efforts, including but not limited to state Wildlife Action Plans, USFWS Habitat Conservation Plans, eco-regional and watershed planning efforts. The study area includes the Southeastern U.S., including a nine-state area from Virginia and Kentucky south to Mississippi and Florida. Qualifications: 1. Ph.D. in a natural resource field. 2. Experience in conservation planning. 3. Use of Geographic Information Systems software in natural resource applications. 4. Working knowledge of the ecology of the southeastern United States. 5. Excellent verbal and written communication skills to facilitate a collaborative research environment. The successful candidate will need to seek input from members of federal and state agencies (e.g., USGS, USFWS, NC Wildlife Resources Commission) as well as private partners (e.g., NatureServe, Audubon, land trusts, timber companies). The salary starts at $37,800 with the potential for a 5% annual increase. This is a one-year time- limited appointment with potential for extension based on the scope of the applicant's interests and contingent on funding. Full benefits. The job announcement will soon be available on the official NCSU jobs website. If interested, please email a CV, unofficial transcripts, statement of research interests and experience, and names and contact information for three references to Alexa McKerrow (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Dr. Jaime Collazo (email@example.com). Posted: 8/16/06.
Conservation Science: World Wildlife Fund is announcing the opening of its 2007-2008 Kathryn Fuller Fellowship competition. Two post-doctoral fellowships will be awarded for a two year period to individuals with outstanding research proposals that are of fundamental and immediate importance to global biodiversity conservation. Fuller Fellows can be based at any institution, including at World Wildlife Fund, and will co-advised by one academic and one WWF mentor. Fellows are provided a stipend of $50k per year, as well as a $15k annual research allowance. Applicants should have received a doctorate degree between January 2002 and January 2007. The deadline for applications is November 15, 2006. Offers will be made in the spring of 2007, with fellowships to begin in the fall of 2007. For more information, application guidelines, and on-line application forms, please visit www.worldwildlife.org/sfn, or contact us at: Tel: 1-202-778-9742 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Application deadline: November 15, 2006. Posted: 7/6/06.
Clean Development/Climate Policy: The U.S. State Department's Office of Global Change has an opening for a senior-level GS-13/14 position to help manage activities under the Asia-Pacific Partnership on Clean Development and Climate. The position is open to all sources including those outside the US government. The vacancy is now open on USAJOBS and closes on April 2nd (search for announcement OES-2007-0023). Major duties: -- Serves as principal adviser to senior bureau management on program planning and budget policy; advises on implementation, financial, and performance of programs and initiatives; and ensures that resources are allocated efficiently and in conformance with established policies and procedures. -- Analyzes a variety of issues that are critical to the development and implementation of policy and the operational support of initiatives; develops policy recommendations on highly controversial and politically sensitive U.S. positions; and assesses or supervises the assessment of procedural and technical performance problem areas and recommends changes to effect improvements. -- Serves as a senior participant in bilateral and multilateral negotiations and provides authoritative policy advice and related information to delegation heads and senior officials; and participates as a recognized expert in professional conferences and meetings on APP issues. -- Provides briefings and written proposals to top management officials that present, defend and/or justify programs and policies, including regular reports to Congress; drafts and/or oversees drafting of documents, defining the scope of project activities, or describing grants that will be competed; and develops financial and performance tracking systems. Posted: 3/27/07.
Sustainable Environmental Management: The US EPA Office of Research and Development (ORD) is seeking applications for the position of a Federal Post-doctoral Fellow in the area of sustainability. The general research objective of this position is to develop and test sustainable environmental management methods, tools, and sources of information for communities, watersheds, ecosystems, and regions. The duty station will be in the National Risk Management Laboratory in Cincinnati, OH. Applicants must be United States citizens or permanent residents. For more information, see the full position description. Deadline: 4/27/07. Posted: 3/23/07.
Environmental Policy: The Public Policy Institute of California (PPIC) seeks additions to its multidisciplinary group of researchers pursuing rigorous empirical research and analysis on policy issues in California. PPIC plans to augment its research expertise on issues related to environmental policy in California through the hiring of a Research Fellow – Environmental Policy. For more information, see the full position announcement. Posted: 12/15/06.
Science Policy: The American Meteorological Society (AMS) and the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR) seek candidates with backgrounds in the Earth sciences for the 2007-2008 AMS-UCAR Congressional Science Fellowship. Fellows participate in the legislative process by joining a Congressional office of their choosing in the United States Senate or House of Representatives. Typical duties include developing legislation, negotiating legislative compromises, writing speeches and briefing memos, meeting with constituents, and conducting background research. The AMS-UCAR Congressional Science Fellow joins more than 100 other fellows through the AAAS Science and Technology Policy Fellowship Program. Fellows must be US citizens and complete all requirements for their Ph.D. prior to the start of the fellowship year, which runs from September 1, 2007 through August 31, 2008. Support includes a $50k stipend, and up to $10k for moving, travel, health care, and other expenses. Applications must be submitted by 1 February 2007. More details. For additional information contact Paul Higgins (email@example.com). Posted: 12/4/06.
Policy Coordinator: The Society for Conservation Biology seeks a Policy Coordinator to fill two critical roles: to participate directly in the policy process and to empower the membership by providing them with the information and skills necessary to influence the process themselves. Generally the PC is responsible for coordinating all policy activities of the Society and is expected to maintain an office in the Executive Office of SCB in Arlington, Virginia. This position requires significant abilities and experience in communications, a broad understanding of SCB's mission and philosophies, sensitivity to maintaining an objective role for SCB scientists in the policy arena, and a clear vision for SCB's role in influencing conservation policy and compelling ideas on how to achieve it. The position requires initiative, flexibility, and the ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality. For more information, see the full position description. Full-time permanent position. Closing date: 3 Nov 2006. Posted: 9/25/06.
Environmental Effects of Air Pollution: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Office of Research and Development is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Ecologist (GS-408-12/13) in the Environmental Media Assessment Group (EMAG), National Center for Environmental Assessment, based at Research Triangle Park, NC. The NCEA plays a vital role in EPA's work to protect against air pollution effects on public health and the environment by assessing and evaluating the scientific information about air pollutants. A major product of this work is the scientific assessment documents that are prepared for the six common "criteria" pollutants: ozone, particulate matter, nitrogen dioxide, sulfur dioxide, carbon monoxide and lead. These science assessment documents are a key component in EPA's review of air quality standards for those pollutants and also serve as a resource for other air pollution work in the EPA and internationally. These scientific assessment documents undergo extensive review by the Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee (CASAC). The employee will play a key leadership role assessing the environmental effects of air pollution, particularly for the six criteria pollutants. The employee will be a lead author for sections of scientific assessment documents and will participate in public meetings of the CASAC in which draft documents are reviewed. The employee will provide scientific expertise to assist EPA's air pollution program office on environmental effects of air pollutant and ecological risk assessments and other program needs. The employee will also serve as an expert consultant to the Director of NCEA and other EPA offices, as well as other organizations both nationally and internationally. Salary range is $63,980 to $98,902 per year, with full benefits package. Qualifications: A bachelor's degree (or higher) is required; a doctoral degree (e.g. Ph.D.) in ecology or related field is preferred. US citizenship required. How to Apply: The announcement will close on November 8, 2006. Applicants should apply through Ezhire under "Apply for Jobs" using Announcement #RTP-DE-2007-0002 or RTP-MP-2007-0005. Additional information will be available at the NCEA website under "Jobs". For further information, contact Joann Kelleher (firstname.lastname@example.org). Posted: 10/19/06.
Environmental Protection Specialist: The Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Atmospheric Programs. Environmental Protection Specialist - ecology concentration (Ph.D). Potential Salary Range: GS - 11/13. The Assessment and Communications Branch in the Clean Air Markets Division (CAMD) has an exciting and challenging opportunity to work in the Washington, DC area assessing environmental changes as a result of air quality regulations. CAMD has the responsibility of implementing and assessing several national and regional market-based emission reduction programs for power plants, including the Acid Rain Program, the NOx Budget Trading Program, the Clean Air Interstate Rule, and the Clean Air Mercury Rule. CAMD has the need for an individual with education and training in ecology or environmental science to assess the ecological and environmental changes that result from implementation of these air pollution control programs. The incumbent will be responsible for working in partnership with other EPA offices, other federal agencies, and scientists outside government to assess ecological and environmental changes in a variety of ecosystems, including estuaries, lakes and streams, and forests. These changes will be measured as both chemical changes (e.g. acid-base status of lakes or forest soils) and biological changes (e.g. communities of phytoplankton or fish). The position includes interpretation of atmospheric and ecological monitoring and modeling results for scientific and non-scientific audiences. The incumbent will keep up-to-date on the relevant scientific literature, including monitoring programs and available models; contribute to office- and agency-wide reports and publications; develop and manage ecological assessment projects with contractors, grantees, and other EPA staff; interact with senior agency staff; and communicate information about basic ecological science and analytical results to scientific and non-scientific audiences both inside and outside EPA. Interested candidates should be enthusiastic, organized self-starters with a Ph.D in ecology, environmental science, or a related field, with experience in assessing environmental change as a result of policy implementation. Candidates should have knowledge and education regarding biogeochemical cycles of major elements (e.g. sulfur, nitrogen, and mercury) and their ecological impacts. Experience assessing ecological response to changes in atmospheric concentration and deposition of sulfur compounds, nitrogen compounds, and/or mercury is strongly preferred. The candidate must also demonstrate the analytical capability to understand scientific data, writing skills, and the capacity to convert complex information into easy-to-understand information for non-scientific audiences. This is not an official job application process, but a solicitation for resumes. The job will be announced through EPA's EZ hire employment system in the next few months. Applicant must be a U.S. Citizen. Please e-mail your resume to Tamara Saltman at email@example.com or Richard Haeuber at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in this position. Posted: 8/17/06.
Environmental Scientist: Conestoga-Rovers & Associates, a successful, multi-disciplinary engineering firm, has an opening for an experienced Environmental Scientist in the Innovative Technology Group in Niagara Falls, New York. Qualifications: - PhD or M.S., preferably in microbiology or environmental science. M.S. must have 5+years relevant experience. - Experience in microbiology. - Experience in designing and performing laboratory experiments. - Strong organizational and leadership skills. - Good writing, communication, and interpersonal skills. - Self starter, flexible, team player, willing & able to work independently on a wide variety of tasks. Duties: Participate in assessments of site data to determine potential treatment technologies for the site, participate in development and testing of innovative remedial technologies, propose, design, cost, and perform laboratory treatability studies including enhanced bioremediation, chemical oxidation, phytoremediation, soil stabilization and wastewater treatment. Compile and interpret results. Prepare draft study reports for internal review. Supervise laboratory and personnel. Track project schedules and budgets. Review literature and attend conferences to maintain knowledge of cutting edge technologies in the environmental field. Salary: $45-55k/year. CRA offers competitive compensation and an excellent benefits package. Please forward resume and any salary requirements to: Conestoga-Rovers & Associates, 2371 George Urban Blvd, Depew, NY, 14043, Attn: Carol Barron. Fax: 716-206-0201, or email: email@example.com. Reference Job Ref. HR-nr12. Posted: 8/15/06.
Lecturer in Environmental Science: The Environmental Studies Institute at Santa Clara University, a Catholic Jesuit institution, invites applications for a full-time, one-year lecturer position. Courses to be taught over the yearlong appointment include one section of Introduction to Environmental Science, one upper division course in Environmental Technology, one non-majors natural science course focused on either energy (particularly biofuels) or waste, and one upper division natural science course within the candidate’s area of expertise. In addition, the lecturer will direct the sustainability programs of the Environmental Studies Institute. Qualifications: Ph.D. in environmental science or related discipline preferred e.g., environmental engineering, conservation biology, environmental chemistry. Demonstrated teaching effectiveness strongly preferred. Salary: $46,900 - $49,700 depending on experience, benefits eligible. Start date: September 17, 2007. To apply, submit the following materials by April 20, 2007, to Dr. Michelle Marvier, Environmental Studies Institute, Santa Clara University, 500 El Camino Real, Santa Clara, CA 95053: 1) cover letter, 2) CV, 3) statement of teaching interests and philosophy, and 4) names and contact information for three professional references. Posted: 3/21/07.
Lecturer in Environmental Studies (Ethics/Justice): The Environmental Studies Institute at Santa Clara University, a Catholic Jesuit institution, invites applications for a full-time, three-year lecturer position. Courses to be taught include Introduction to Environmental Studies, an upper division course in Environmental Justice, and 1-2 additional upper division courses that provide students with an in-depth exploration of ethical issues surrounding modern environmental problems and their potential solutions. In addition to teaching a total of four course sections over the three quarters of each academic year, the lecturer will direct an internship or student research program focused on the environment, environmental justice, or public policy pertaining to the environment. Qualifications: Ph.D. in environmental studies or related discipline preferred e.g., public policy or ethics as pertains to the environment. Demonstrated teaching effectiveness a must; public policy experience or expertise a plus. Salary $45,500 - $48,300 depending on experience, benefits eligible. Start date: September 17, 2007. To apply, submit the following by March 30, 2007 to Dr. Michelle Marvier, Environmental Studies Institute, Santa Clara University, 500 El Camino Real, Santa Clara, CA 95053: 1) cover letter, 2) CV, 3) statement of teaching interests and philosophy, and 4) names and contact information for three professional references. Posted: 3/21/07.
Editor: Journal of Applied Ecology, one of the four international journals published by the British Ecological Society, is seeking a fifth editor to help strengthen the Journal's coverage of a number of topical fields and to raise its profile worldwide. The editors work together to determine journal direction and increase the reputation and quality of the Journal, in addition to being responsible for handling submitted manuscripts. This is a part-time post for a practicing ecologist, based at the post-holder's normal place of work, although funds are available to allow editors to meet with each other, and to interact with other ecologists at important international events, as well as covering editorial costs. We would particularly welcome applicants with expertise in animal population dynamics and management, population estimation and monitoring, statistics or modelling in applied ecology, as well as those working outside the University sector or based outside the UK. For further details, please see the position description. Deadline: April 16th 2007. Posted: 3/22/07.
Chief Scientist: The National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON) office, managed by the nonprofit NEON Corporation (NEON Inc.), has an immediate opening for a full-time Chief Scientist to oversee the development of NEON’s scientific capabilities. This position will be based in Boulder, Colorado. NEON is a Major Research Equipment and Facilities Construction project being developed for the National Science Foundation. The goal of NEON, Inc. is to deliver a continental-scale research instrument consisting of geographically distributed and networked infrastructure, including lab and field instrumentation, site-based experimental infrastructure, biodiversity archive facilities, and computational, analytical, and modeling capabilities. Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer, the Chief Scientist shall lead NEON’s science functions and provide strategic guidance for the management, design, and development of the scientific infrastructure. This effort includes but is not limited to: (A) Ensuring that the science undertaken by NEON is founded on the best and most current scientific understanding, (B) Ensuring that NEON scientific capabilities are translated into a robust networked infrastructure, which requires working with the NEON Facilities Manager and each of the twenty lead Domain scientists to deploy the scientific infrastructure across the Nation, and (C) Ensuring that NEON scientific capabilities are supported by NEON’s cyberinfrastructure, which requires working with the scientific community to define data collection protocols, QA/QC protocols (for both instruments and field campaigns), and data product algorithms. The Chief Scientist shall also work closely with NEON’s cyberinfrastructure partners to translate these data requirements into system design specifications. The successful candidate should posses a PhD degree in a related field. The candidate should have 10 years of professional experience in a leadership role with substantial supervisory responsibilities. Experience in research on large scale ecological processes, a demonstrated ability to lead large collaborative scientific efforts, and prior experience working with cyberinfrastructure specialists to develop scientific data systems is a plus. Strong communication and interpersonal presentation skills are key, owing to the extensive interaction across a broad range of individuals with diverse scientific backgrounds. This position will remain open until filled. Travel will be required and salary is commensurate with experience. This is a full-time, salaried position subject to the continuing availability of NSF funding. Benefits include health care, paid vacation, and retirement plan. Send cover letter, resume, salary history, and salary requirements to NEON Administrative Director, attn. NEON Chief Scientist Search, AIBS, 1444 Eye St. NW, Suite 200, Washington, DC 20005, FAX; 202-628-1509, firstname.lastname@example.org. Posted: 3/13/07.
Public Affairs Representative: The American Institute of Biological Sciences anticipates hiring a scientist with experience working at the interface of science, communications, and public policy to serve as a Public Affairs Representative. The PAR will be a full-time AIBS employee, reporting to the Director of Public Policy. The PAR will serve as a liaison between the National Ecological Observatory Network and the broader science community and public. The PAR will work to identify partnerships for NEON with local to international projects that could benefit from or contribute to NEON, provide the science community with information about NEON-related developments, plan, attend, and report on briefings and similar projects that will increase public awareness of NEON. For more information, see the full job ad. Close Date: 14 September 2007, but will remain open until filled. Posted: 6/5/07.
Science Associate: The American Institute of Biological Sciences seeks a Science Associate to join the Washington DC staff of its project planning the National Ecological Observatory Network. We seek an individual to work under the direction of the NEON Administrative Director on activities that include: - Organizing and running workshops and meetings. - Coordinating multi-author reports. - Representing AIBS and NEON at scientific meetings. - Developing and compiling databases related to biological research infrastructure. - Researching and compiling ecological measurement standards and protocols. This is a diverse position in a small-office setting that requires scientific training, administrative acumen, and a willingness to roll up your sleeves and pitch in regardless of the task. The successful candidate will interact with the biological research and education communities and various government agencies, among others, and thus must demonstrate superior written and verbal communication skills with different kinds of audiences. We expect a high degree of computer competency and prefer candidates with an advanced degree in the biological or environmental sciences and a familiarity with NEON's goals. This is a full-time, salaried position in the AIBS Headquarters, centrally located in downtown Washington, DC, subject to the continuing availability of NSF grant funding. Salary to the $40s. AIBS benefits include healthcare and retirement plan. Send cover letter and resume to NEON Administrative Director, Science Associate Search, AIBS, 1444 Eye St. NW, Suite 200, Washington, DC 20005, FAX; 202-628-1509, email@example.com. The position will remain open until filled. Posted: 8/14/06.
Ecologist/Program Manager: The Institute for Wildlife Studies is seeking to hire an ecologist to oversee a conservation program for the endangered San Clemente Loggerhead Shrike, one of the most endangered bird populations in North America. We are currently involved in monitoring the wild population, releasing captive-bred birds to the wild, and providing protection of the population through control of introduced predators. Other projects requiring oversight by the Program Manager include studies on the federally threatened San Clemente Sage Sparrow and the Island Fox. The project will oversee the activities of four project leaders who intern direct the activities of 19 full-time and seasonal biologists. Job duties include assisting in experimental design and data analysis, preparation of reports and publications, occasional participation in data collection, and presentations at professional meetings. The Program Manager will collaborate with a wide range of agencies, organizations and researchers involved in the recovery process, and will attend weekly or biweekly meetings with the interagency Shrike Working Group. The position will be based out of our office in San Diego, California, but occasional multi-day visits to San Clemente Island will be required. Qualifications: Applicants should have: (1) a Ph.D. in wildlife ecology or related field, (2) administrative experience in directing the activities of other researchers, (3) experience working on large-scale or multi-agency projects, and (4) strong quantitative, writing, and organizational skills. Experience working with passerine species and/or with endangered species issues would be considered a plus. Salary is $5,667/mo. plus benefits. For more info, contact: David Garcelon; firstname.lastname@example.org. Closing date: 30 Apr 2007. Posted: 4/5/07.
Assistant Director of the James Reserve: We are looking for a talented individual to fill the position of Assistant Director at one of the most active and unique ecological field research stations in California. The James Reserve, a unit of the University of California, Riverside Natural Reserve System, is located in the San Jacinto Mountains of southern California, near the spectacular northernmost terminus of the Peninsular Range. Situated at 5,400' elevation among ponderosa pines and black oaks, the 30 acre James Reserve is embedded in the Hall Canyon Research Natural Area, a 500 acre research watershed managed by the US Forest Service for scientific uses. The RNA in turn is adjacent to the Santa Rosa and San Jacinto National Monument, the Black Mountain Scenic Area, and both State and Federal Wilderness that in total encompass more that 180,000 acres of protected natural landscape that are available for research, teaching and recreation. A wide range of active research projects are based at JR including wireless networked sensor development that is part of CENS (Center for Embedded Networked Sensing), the instrumentation test bed for the upcoming NEON: National Ecological Observatory Network, as well as a 40 year legacy of entomological, ornithological, population genetics, fire science, and botanical studies. The ideal candidate possesses a broad set of skills and interests ranging from academic training in the life and environmental sciences; a published track record of field-based research; a desire to live and work in a off-the-grid montane wilderness setting; technical proficiency in Internet uses and applications, networks, databases and GIS; experience with field equipment ranging from GPS, digital cameras, data loggers, binoculars, to snake sticks; proven communication skills (both written and verbal); a personable nature thats lends well to interacting with a wide range of users, our staff of eco-geeks, and the public in a positive and productive manner. A successful candidate should demonstrate a strong motivation for contributing professionally to conservation science, a commitment to renewable energy and sustainable living, a desire to learn and perfect environmental monitoring technologies, and an eagerness to promote the larger roles that field stations can play in global change research. This is a career full-time position, with excellent benefits. Incumbent must be able to work a varied schedule, including most weekends. On-site housing is provided in a newly constructed 1,000 ft2 cabin that is rent and utility free. For information about this position please see the full job ad. Posted: 6/18/07.
Assistant Director for Education and Outreach: W.K. Kellogg Biological Station (KBS), Michigan State University. Full-time Academic Specialist (4 years). We seek a person who will be responsible for the development and delivery of educational and outreach programs at KBS in ecology, natural resource conservation, sustainable agriculture and environmental science. This is a fixed-term (4 yr), annual year (12 mo) academic specialist appointment with a competitive salary and benefits. Primary duties will include development and marketing of educational programs at KBS, particularly recruitment of undergraduates to these programs (summer and fall), oversight and coordination of outreach activities by all units at KBS and coordination of outreach activities with MSU Extension, teaching and placement of students in professional experiences at KBS and the area, and developing educational partnerships between KBS, MSU Extension, and the wider MSU community. In addition, this individual will be expected to develop grants to enhance educational and outreach programs based at KBS. This position reports to the Director of KBS and will have supervisory responsibility for educational staff at the Bird Sanctuary. This position is based at the Kellogg Biological Station in Hickory Corners, but will require commuting to the KBS office on the main campus in East Lansing approximately two days per week. Qualifications: PhD (preferred) or MS in ecology, environmental education, natural resources or a related field preferred. Minimum of two years of experience in an ecological/natural resource educational or outreach position with a track record of meeting goals, including acquiring grants, and developing, marketing and leading educational programs. Strong communication skills (speaking, writing, web-design), excellent organizational skills, can-do attitude, creative problem-solver, ability to juggle multiple tasks and build liaisons with campus-based and community partners. Familiarity with extension programs and MSU policies and programs is desirable. To apply: Submit CV, a statement of relevant skills and work experiences, and contact information (including email) for three references to: Education/Outreach Ass't Director Search Committee, W.K. Kellogg Biological Station, Michigan State University, 3700 East Gull Lake Drive, Hickory Corners, MI 49060. The position is available immediately. Review of applications has begun. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Posted: 4/13/07.
Associate Director, Coastal and Marine Laboratory: The Florida State University Coastal and Marine Laboratory (FSUCML) invites applications for the position of Associate Director. The successful candidate will be responsible for the day-to-day coordination of education and outreach at the FSUCML. We seek a highly motivated individual with experience in outreach and policy, the ability to develop a diverse educational program for FSU students and the community at large, and the ability to develop and implement mechanisms for connecting the FSUCML associated faculty and their research to local communities and to state- and federal-level decision makers. The intent is to increase public awareness and understanding of the oceans and of marine conservation. The candidate may have a background in marine science, law, or policy/public administration/political science or equivalent (PhD or JD preferred) and should have at least four years of experience in outreach, policy, and/or education. The successful candidate must have a strong understanding of and ability to communicate marine science and its implications for policy to nonscientific audiences. To apply, please submit electronic copies (PDF files preferred) of a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, and the names and e-mail addresses of three references to FSUCML Associate Director Search, e-mail email@example.com (Dr. Felicia Coleman, Director). Review of applicants will begin November 1 and will continue until a successful candidate is identified. The Coastal and Marine Laboratory is committed to building a research, education, and outreach program focused on coastal and marine issues of ecological importance that will provide the scientific basis for policy decisions and the mechanism for increasing public awareness of ocean conservation issues. In addition to this position, the FSUCML will fill four research-faculty positions within the coming year. Posted: 10/2/06.
Assistant Director for Geosciences: We are initiating a national search for an Assistant Director for Geosciences (GEO) at the National Science Foundation, to be appointed June 1, 2007, and we seek your assistance in the identification of candidates. The Assistant Director, GEO, manages a Directorate comprised of three divisions -- Atmospheric Sciences, Earth Sciences, and Ocean Sciences --and also provides leadership and guidance to multiple international and interagency programs in the geosciences. More information. We would appreciate receiving recommendations by March 31, 2007. Posted: 1/25/07.
Assistant Director, Environmental Research Center: Two ecologists with M.S. or Ph.D. degrees are sought to work with UNDERC director (Dr. Gary Belovsky) in managing education, research and workshop programs at either UNDERC-East or -West. UNDERC-East 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. UNDERC-West is a program in western Montana in partnership with the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes. These are 12-month professional specialist (M.S.) or non-tenure track faculty (Ph.D.) positions (3 year renewable contract) in the Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Notre Dame. Salary plus benefits are commensurate with education and experience. Presence at UNDERC-East (mid-May - September) or -West (June - August) for education and research programs is required with the remainder of the year on campus. Housing at UNDERC-East and -West is provided, as well as office and lab space at the UNDERC site and on campus. 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 courses at UNDERC-East or -West (10 weeks) and teaching a module (4 - 5 days) in it. This includes co-teaching, with the director, an orientation class (1 hr/week) during Spring semester on campus. 3. Advising undergraduates in their research projects as part of the UNDERC summer courses. 4. Teaching an undergraduate course to non-majors during the academic year on campus. Interested applicants should send a curriculum vitae and a cover letter including description of research interests and teaching experience by October 15 to: Dr. G. Belovsky, Department of Biological Sciences, PO Box 369, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN 46556-0369 (e-mail: Belovsky.firstname.lastname@example.org). Starting date for the position will be no later than April 1, 2007. Posted: 9/15/06.
Director of Public Programs: The University of Virginia seeks a full-time, 12-month faculty member (rank: Lecturer, General Faculty) to develop and oversee all educational outreach programs for the general public, as well as arrange for symposia, docent training, and on-grounds interpretation at Blandy Experimental Farm and Orland E. White Arboretum (State Arboretum of Virginia) located in the northern Shenandoah Valley near Winchester, VA. Visitor numbers at Blandy have risen to over 100,000 per year; organizations active at Blandy include the Virginia Native Plant Society, American Boxwood Society, Audubon Society, and several local garden clubs. This position bears primary responsibility for the educational opportunities afforded the casual visitor to Blandy Experimental Farm, helping to strengthen all aspects of Blandy’s public outreach mission to “increase the understanding of the natural world through research and education.” The Director of Public Programs will also supervise weekend staff, act as liaison to regional organizations with public programs in science education, and work with the Director of the Foundation of the State Arboretum to acquire external funding for public programs. The Director of Public Programs reports directly to the Director of Blandy Experimental Farm but is expected to work with the Director of Education and other staff to strengthen links between the collections, and the research and formal K-12 education programs. MA or MS required with preference given to a degree in horticultural science. However, candidates with a graduate degree in science education or one of the other natural sciences (such as botany, forestry, environmental science) are also encouraged to apply. Applicants currently in a master’s program must provide evidence that they will have their degree in hand, or that they have met their degree (graduation) requirements by the position start date (no later than August 31, 2007). Knowledge of horticulture and/or botany expected; good writing and public speaking skills essential. Grant writing experience highly desirable. At least one year’s experience preparing and delivering public outreach programs, preferably in a botanical garden setting, required. Experience designing written interpretive materials preferred. Inquiries regarding this position should be directed to Candace Lutzow-Felling, Director of Education via e-mail at email@example.com. To apply, send (1) a letter of application (2) a CV and (3) the names of three references to firstname.lastname@example.org or to Director of Public Programs Job Search, Blandy Experimental Farm, 400 Blandy Farm Lane, Boyce, VA 22620. Electronic submission preferred. Letter of application should include a personal statement articulating the way in which facilities such as Blandy Experimental Farm and The State Arboretum of Virginia can provide public outreach programs to visitors of all ages. Review of applications will begin April 2, 2007; the position, however, will remain open until filled. Salary range starts at 41K and the hiring date is ASAP. Posted: 2/26/07.
Director, Species Program: to provides leadership in the strategic growth of NatureServe's botanical and zoological databases and in the development of scientific methods, analyses, and information products designed to promote the lasting conservation of plant and animal species. This position will guide and support efforts to understand and document the status, distribution, and conservation requirements of plant and animal species, and will develop innovative approaches to meet the species-level information needs of conservation and natural resource managers. For more information, see the full position description. Posted: 1/24/07.
Director, Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center: The U.S. Geological Survey is currently advertising for the position of Center Director of Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center (NPWRC), located in Jamestown, North Dakota. NPWRC's primary mission is to collect, analyze, and synthesize scientific information on the Nation's biotic resources. The major thrusts of the research program reflect the needs and priorities of the country. The primary responsibilities of the NPWRC are for research on waterfowl and other migratory birds west of the Mississippi River excluding Alaska and the Gulf Coast; investigations of the ecology of grasslands and wetlands of the northern and central plains; investigations on certain threatened and endangered species; development of monitoring protocols for wildlife and plant species and communities; statistical and geospatial analyses and model development; and the specific needs of Department of the Interior Bureaus (Fish and Wildlife Service, National Park Service, Bureau of Land Management, Bureau of Indian Affairs, etc. ), other federal agencies, state agencies, and the public. The results of the Center's research have wide applicability in the management of Federal, State and private lands. As Director of the Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center, the incumbent is responsible for the planning, coordinating, executing, and managing of broad, multi-disciplinary programs of research, inventory, monitoring and information management. A detailed list of responsibilities, major duties, and qualifications can be found at the appropriate web address listed below. For more information, see the Announcements: CR-2007-0102 (open to all US citizens) or CR-2007-0103 (merit promotion, internal) Series/Grade: GS-0401A-15. Salary: $102k TO $133k. For more information, Contact: Mary Dunlap, 303-236-9563, email@example.com. Closes: 12/04/2006. Posted: 11/16/06.
Director, Division for Ecology and Conservation Science: The Director is a senior administrator at the level of Professional or Senior Professional Scientist (full-time, state funded). The Director provides leadership, vision, and direction on significant initiatives, research projects, and outreach programs within the Division and manages staff and budgets. Applicants must have a broad scientific background in natural resources, conservation science, or basic or applied ecology; demonstrated ability to effectively lead and manage staff; and a strong interest in public/government service. A Ph.D. in biological sciences with minimum of 8 years relevant experience is required. Located on the University of Illinois Urbana/Champaign campus. For a complete position description and application requirements visit our website. Since 1858, the Illinois Natural History Survey has provided pioneering leadership in the fields of natural resources, conservation, and ecology. Our staff of over 180 scientists and technicians investigates the diversity, life histories, and ecology of plants and animals; publishes research results to effect wise resource management; and provides information to the public to foster an understanding and appreciation of our natural heritage. For technical questions, please contact Ed Heske, Search Chair, firstname.lastname@example.org, 217-244-2173. Close Date: December 1, 2006. Posted: 9/27/06.
Field Station Director: Applications are invited for the new position of Director of Dixie Plantation at the College of Charleston. Dixie Plantation, 800 acres with access via the Stono River to the Intracoastal Waterway, is located about 20 miles south of the main campus. The Plantation encompasses a number of relatively undisturbed ecosystems (15 years since the last large hurricane) including upland pine forest, non-forested wetlands consisting of three small ponds (freshwater, saltwater and brackish) and a tidal salt marsh, and forested wetlands. The property also houses potentially significant historical and cultural resources. There is instrumentation on site to monitor the hydrology, biogeochemistry and ecological condition of parts of the Plantation. The Plantation is owned by the College of Charleston Foundation and its development is guided by a conservation easement through the Lowcountry Open Land Trust (LOLT). A master plan for the Plantation, created by Ayers/Saint/Gross (Baltimore), is now in the early stages of implementation. The successful applicant will demonstrate a successful track record in acquiring grants and/or fundraising for environmentally-focused activities. Demonstrated organizational and administrative skills at a senior level are also required. Experience in developing and implementing environmentally-focused research, education and outreach programs and experience with building construction, particularly environmental research or education facilities, are highly desirable. The Director is expected to provide academic and program leadership for Dixie Plantation. The Director will: 1) chair the planning and building committee for the Plantation and oversee the implementation of the committee's recommendations; 2) actively seek external funding for program development (research, education, outreach); 3) interface with the academic departments and schools, the Foundation, the College administration and community outreach participants; 4) work with the Foundation in its dealings with the Lowcountry Open Land Trust; 5) play a leadership role in the development and implementation of a management and, where appropriate and feasible, a restoration plan for the biological and cultural resources of the Plantation; 6) coordinate existing research and education activities and promote new activities with an emphasis on interdisciplinary programs. This position will be a full-time, 12 month appointment as an academic program director reporting directly to the Associate Provost in the Office of Academic Affairs. An appointment in an appropriate academic department is also possible depending on the candidate¹s experience. The position does not currently have formal teaching obligations, but teaching at the undergraduate and/or graduate level is possible. Minimum qualifications: Masters' degree in a relevant discipline, terminal degree preferred. Earliest start date is January 2007. For best consideration, interested applicants should provide a statement of interest and accomplishments, a complete Curriculum vitae and contact information for at least 4 references by October 1, 2006. Applications may be sent in confidence to Dr. Brian Scholtens, chairman of the search committee, Department of Biology, College of Charleston, 66 George Street, Charleston, SC 29424. Please contact Dr. Scholtens at ScholtensB@cofc.edu for more information. Posted: 9/5/06.
Director of Conservation Science: PRBO Conservation Science seeks a visionary scientist to take a leadership role in growing its multi-investigator scientific research and conservation programs. Through applied science, partnership building, management, and grant-writing, the successful candidate will significantly increase the scope of PRBO's contributions to conservation science and its applications. PRBO is a rapidly growing, internationally-recognized non-profit with expertise in avian ecology, population biology, spatial ecology, ecosystem science, and conservation applications (including endangered species recovery, land and ocean management, ecological restoration, invasive species, inventory and monitoring, and policy) as well as public education. Headquartered in the San Francisco Bay area, PRBO's annual budget is ~$6 million. Qualifications: Ph.D. in relevant field with exceptional publication, grant-writing, and management record. Experience with modeling and multiple ecosystems (terrestrial, wetland and marine) desired. Salary: $100k -$120k annually with excellent benefits. Review of applications will begin June 1, 2007 and continue until the position is filled. E-mail cover letter, CV, and contact information for 4 references (including e-mail addresses and phone numbers) to email@example.com with "Science Director Search" in the subject line. Additional details about the position can be found at www.prbo.org/sciencedirector. For more information, contact Ellie M. Cohen, Executive Director (firstname.lastname@example.org, 707-781-2555, ext. 318). Posted: 9/14/06, revised: 4/23/07.
Education Director: The Education Director is responsible for the overall leadership and direction of all Organization for Tropical Studies (OTS) education programs including undergraduate, graduate, and professional courses in Costa Rica. This position is a supervisory position and the incumbent is responsible for a deputy director, support staff, and course instructors. This position reports to the Vice President for Costa Rican Academic Programs and is located in the San José office in Costa Rica. The incumbent is responsible for the planning and implementation of all existing and new education programs in Costa Rica, ensuring that all programs are carried out with the highest academic standards, that the highest safety standards are achieved, and the courses meet the needs of the students. The Education Director will be responsible for: • setting the tone and overall content of the education program • recruiting and hiring program faculty and staff • development of course teams for the planning and implementation of courses • management of education staff in Costa Rica • coordination of admissions processes, including review of medical records • coordination of program logistics including transportation, lodging, equipment, and computer hardware and software • development and oversight of education program budgets • appropriate risk management for all Costa Rican education programs • reporting and record-keeping of student and program information • developing fund-raising initiatives with other OTS staff to support education programs in Costa Rica • ensure that education staff coordinates effectively with other OTS departments • supervision and training faculty and staff • evaluation of education staff • assessment of courses • serving as liaison to the OTS Education Committee • ensuring that course logistics are properly coordinated and that all equipment and other needs are attended to by the appropriate staff The Education Director will work closely with the Vice President for Global Programs and Partnerships in the development assessment standards and other expectations for each course offerings. To ensure that these standards are being met, the incumbent will spend appropriate time in the field reviewing courses against established standards. The Education Director will create course teams to plan each aspect of courses. The Education Director must also be a team player and feel comfortable in an environment of co-equal program directors. The incumbent will be knowledgeable of science and education including the appropriate pedagogy in each field and be called upon to recruit expert course instructors and lecturers as appropriate. Positions are based in San José, Costa Rica. In-country and international travel is required. Applicants should hold a Ph.D. and have at least five years of relevant education and experience. Strong Spanish skills and the ability to work comfortably in multiple cultural settings are required. Salary is commensurate with experience. Additional information on OTS is available www.ots.ac.cr. To apply, send: (1) letter of application with details of programmatic and administrative experience, (2) curriculum vitae, and (3) names and contact information of three references to: email@example.com . Or mail to: Search Committee, OTS, Box 90630, Durham NC 27708-0630. Position opened until filled. Contact: Jorge A. Jiménez (firstname.lastname@example.org). Posted: 12/20/06.
Science Director: The Science Director is responsible for defining the future research agenda for the Organization for Tropical Studies (OTS). This is a supervisory position that includes, among other responsibilities, the oversight of the Science activities undertaken by the Station Directors at the three field stations in Costa Rica. Serving as a team leader, the incumbent will coordinate with Station Directors the fostering of Science activities at and around OTS field stations. The successful candidate will be actively involved in writing grant proposals and fostering collaborative initiatives in emerging areas of tropical science, with scientists from member institutions and strategic allies. The candidate should have a demonstrated record of excellence in tropical science as well as a strong record of success in obtaining external research support. The incumbent is expected to develop fund-raising initiatives with other OTS staff to support scientific programs in Costa Rica and increase the number and scope of scientific programs implemented by OTS in general. The incumbent will develop and maintain contacts with multidisciplinary research teams within the OTS membership and organize and implement workshops and expert-groups gatherings to discuss research directions in emerging areas of scientific interest. This individual will represent OTS at national and international scientific meetings. The successful candidate will have the ability to work with multidisciplinary teams in multicultural environments. The Science Director will coordinate the Research Experience Program for graduate and undergraduate students as well as the Fellowships Program. The Science Director will work closely with the Education Director in the development of the Research Experience Program and must also be a team player and feel comfortable in an environment of co-equal program directors. This position is responsible for recruiting and hiring scientific staff, as well as, directly or indirectly, managing and evaluating their performance. The Science Director will develop and oversee budgets for all Science Programs within the Organization. This position reports to the Vice President for Costa Rican Academic Programs and is located in the San José office in Costa Rica. In-country and international travel is required. Applicants should hold a Ph.D. and have at least five years of relevant education and experience. Strong Spanish skills and the ability to work comfortably in multiple cultural settings are required. To apply, please send: (1) letter of application with details of programmatic and administrative experience, (2) curriculum vitae, and (3) names and contact information of three references to: email@example.com . Or mail to: Search Committee, OTS, Box 90630, Durham NC 27708-0630. Position will remain open until filled. Posted: 8/29/06.
Resident Faculty: The Santa Fe Institute seeks nominations and applications for resident faculty positions at all academic levels. Full-time appointments are of highest priority, although part-time and sabbatical appointments are welcome. SFI is a unique, internationally renowned research environment dedicated to advancing the frontiers of scientific research on questions that transcend traditional disciplinary boundaries, many of which typically involve fundamental questions in the emerging science of complex systems. As such, we are open to applicants from all scientific fields. The Institute serves as a research hub populated by 20-50 researchers in residence, including faculty, postdoctoral fellows, graduate students, and visitors, closely integrated with a large off-campus network of external faculty, researchers, corporate affiliates, and a vigorous visitors program. We seek individuals with outstanding academic credentials in their own fields, who are also broad thinkers, are creative, catalytic, and risk-taking and who are looking to break new ground in addressing some of science and society’s most challenging problems. Resident faculty positions are based on renewable terms of up to 5 years. Positions involve no formal teaching and come with generous funds for travel, visitors, meetings and non-laboratory equipment. For more information, see the full job ad. Posted: 10/17/06.
Resident Professor: The Organization for Tropical Studies (OTS) is seeking applicants for the position of Resident Professor with the OTS-Duke University Undergraduate Semester Abroad Program in Costa Rica. This is a field-based program designed to provide undergraduate students with outstanding training in tropical ecology, field research, environmental science and policy, and Spanish language and culture. Successful applicants will work closely with the Director of Undergraduate Programs and other Resident Professors in design and implementation, and will be responsible for team teaching field-based courses in tropical ecology, field research and environmental science and policy, including the supervision of student independent research projects. The position is based in Costa Rica, and requires extensive in-country travel. The initial contract is for six months, with the possibility of renewal depending on performance and program needs. Qualifications: Ph.D. in biology, ecology, conservation biology or a related field. Professional research experience in the tropics. A strong interest in and disposition for team teaching and interdisciplinary collaboration. Experience in field-based education, group learning and interactive, experiential teaching techniques. Excellent communication skills. Bilingual (Spanish/English). Anticipated Start Date: January 1, 2007. Application deadline: October 1, 2006. To apply: send resume or CV with cover letter, statement of teaching philosophy and research interests, and a list of references to the Director of Undergraduate Programs, Organization for Tropical Studies, Box 90630, Durham, NC 27708-0630. Applications may also be submitted electronically via the OTS website. Posted: 8/29/06.
Coordinator, Research Experiences for Undergraduates: The Organization for Tropical Studies (OTS) is currently seeking applicants for the position of Coordinator of the Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Program at La Selva Biological Station in Costa Rica. The REU Program provides research opportunities for 12 highly competitive students from the United States and Costa Rica. Each student works under the close supervision of an individual mentor. Successful applicants will work closely with the other Mentors and with the Director of the Undergraduate Programs in all aspects of the design and implementation of the 2007 REU Program, and will be responsible for on-site supervision and coordination of program activities. The position is based at La Selva Biological Station in Costa Rica from May 28 through August 20, 2007. Qualifications --Ph.D. or M.Sc. in biology, ecology, conservation biology or a related field. --Professional research experience in tropical biology or tropical conservation biology. --A strong interest in and disposition for working with undergraduate students. --Professional experience in supervision of undergraduate field research. --Excellent communication and organizational skills. --Bilingual (Spanish/English). The contract is renewable, depending on funding and performance. Application deadline: October 15, 2006. To apply: send résumé or CV with cover letter, statement of teaching philosophy, mentoring philosophy, and research interests, sample publications, and the names, addresses and e-mails of references to the Director of Undergraduate Programs, Organization for Tropical Studies, Box 90630, Durham, NC 27708-0630. Applications may also be submitted electronically via the OTS website. Posted: 10/2/06.
Coordinator, NAPIRE Program: The Organization for Tropical Studies (OTS) is currently seeking applicants for two Faculty Coordinator positions with the Native American and Pacific Islander Research Experiences for Undergraduates (NAPIRE) Program at the Las Cruces Biological Station in Costa Rica. The NAPIRE Program provides research opportunities for 15 students from the colleges and universities that are part of the Louis Stokes Alliances for Minority Participation. Each student works under the close supervision of an individual research mentor. Successful applicants will work closely with each other, as well as with research mentors, the Director of the Undergraduate Programs, and other OTS staff in the design and implementation of the 2006 NAPIRE Program. NAPIRE Coordinators will oversee student recruitment and selection, and will be responsible for on-site supervision and coordination of program activities. Qualifications: Ph.D. or M.Sc. in biology, ecology, conservation biology or a related field. Professional experience in teaching field biology Professional experience in supervision of undergraduate field research. Excellent communication and organizational skills. Experience in teaching Native American and Pacific Island students a plus. Bilingual (Spanish/English) indispensable. Native American and Pacific Island faculty are strongly encouraged to apply. The position is a 6-month contract with an anticipated start date of March 15, 2007, and an anticipated end date of September 15, 2007. The position is based in Costa Rica at the OTS Las Cruces Biological Station from May 21, 2007 through August 6, 2007. The contract is renewable, depending on funding and performance. Application deadline: October 1, 2006. To apply: send resume or CV with cover letter, statement of teaching philosophy, mentoring philosophy, and research interests, and list of references to the Director of Undergraduate Programs, Organization for Tropical Studies, Box 90630, Durham, NC 27708-0630. Applications may also be sent electronically via the OTS website. Posted: 8/29/06.
Fellowship Coordinator: GS-301-7 (Salary: $36,671-$47,669 per year). Announcement Number: 06JW-6196. The incumbent is responsible for maintenance, administration and coordination of fellowship programs at the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center (SERC), Edgewater, Maryland. Fellowship programs include positions for Interns, Graduate Student Fellows, Post-doctoral Fellows and Visiting Scientists to conduct research and education in the environmental sciences. The incumbent’s responsibilities include developing, maintaining and updating procedures of the SERC Fellowship program, including advertisement, application, review, award and evaluation of the fellowships; recruitment of minority and majority applicants; processes all fellowship applications to SERC from both individuals and from Smithsonian’s Office of Fellowships and Grants; answers inquiries from applicants regarding status of their applications; acts as liaison with scientific Fellowship Review Committee and S.I. OFG; organizes Intern group programs; oversees Residential Dormitory program; acts as liaison between Interns and Scientist Advisors; reviews and summarizes participant evaluations and recommends improvements in program; develops fundraising proposals to agencies, foundations, corporations and individuals for financial support. For more details, see the full jop ad. Closing date: July 31, 2006. Posted: 7/14/06.
Biocomplexity Curriculum Developer: TERC, a nonprofit educational research and development organization in Cambridge MA, is seeking a full-time curriculum developer to work on the development of an NSF-funded high school curriculum, Biocomplexity. The project is developing a one-year case-based advanced course in Ecology/Environmental Science. The successful candidate for this position will be an excellent writer with a deep understanding of the biocomplexity that arises from “the multitude of behavioral, biological, social, chemical, and physical interactions that affect, sustain, or are modified by living organisms, including humans.” Working with the Biocomplexity project team of scientists and educators from TERC and the Institute of Ecosystem Studies in Millbrook NY, this individual will be responsible for content research, writing curriculum materials and teacher guides. The qualified applicant will have a Ph.D. in Ecology, Conservation Biology or Environmental Science and is interested in K-12 education. Experience in education research will be an asset but is not required. Starting date for this position is October 15 2006 or as soon as possible after that date. Applications will be considered as soon as received on a rolling basis. Send cover letter, resume and a writing sample to: Gilly Puttick, TERC, 2067 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge MA 02140. No telephone inquiries. Posted: 10/3/06.
Biology Education: Plant Biology Department, Michigan State University Applications are sought for a postdoctoral fellow to work on an NSF-funded grant as part of a team of ecologists and computer scientists developing an assessment database for undergraduate science education. This is the first national assessment database in higher education. You will have the opportunity to develop substantive credentials in teaching and learning that are fully integrated with your scientific expertise. The position offers opportunities for scholarly work about faculty change and student learning in large enrollment, introductory biology courses. This project is a component of FIRST (Faculty Institutes for Reforming Science Teaching), a long-term project providing faculty opportunities to learn and practice scientific teaching (Handelsman et 2004). The position is available June 1, 2007 for one year, with annual extensions possible. Candidates should have a PhD in the life sciences, a deep interest in undergraduate teaching and learning, and experience with data manipulation and analysis. The candidate must have strong communication and organizational skills. Particularly strong candidates will have experience organizing and merging data from various sources, annotating data sets with metadata, and the design of relational databases. The postdoctoral fellow will work with the PIs (Diane Ebert-May and Mark Urban-Lurain) and biology faculty nation-wide to develop the database and accompanying educational metadata standards, while critically assessing effective instruction in undergraduate science courses. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to collaboratively teach undergraduates in large, introductory courses and to collect and analyze data using the assessment database to pursue scholarly questions about the learning of science. Interested candidates are invited to apply by April 15, 2007. Please send (electronically) a letter of application, CV, and names of references to Dr. Diane Ebert-May: firstname.lastname@example.org For further information contact: Diane Ebert-May, Professor, Department of Plant Biology, 270 Plant Biology, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48824. (v) 517-432-7171. See: Handelsman et al. 2004. Scientific teaching. Science 304:521-522. Posted: 4/2/07.
Botany Teaching: The Department of Botany and Microbiology at the University of Oklahoma announces a teaching postdoctoral position beginning in August 2007. A Ph.D. in biology is required (exceptional ABD candidates will be considered). This position is for one year with the option for renewal of an additional year based on job performance. Responsibilities include teaching an Introductory Botany course (taught using the inquiry method of instruction), another botany course depending on background (such as plant ecology or economic botany), and supervising teaching assistants for introductory level courses. The successful candidate should be highly computer literate and able to help maintain laboratory computers, probe wear, and class web-based material. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to learn and hone inquiry skills and should be interested in the scholarship of teaching and learning biology. He/she will have the opportunity to work on several federally funded projects involving pre-college and college science classrooms. The 9-month salary is approximately $25k (plus benefits), with an option of teaching in summer for additional funding. Interested candidates should send a cover letter, curriculum vitae (with teaching philosophy), a brief description of skills, a list of possible courses that could be taught, and three letters of reference to Dr. Gordon Uno, Department of Botany and Microbiology, George Lynn Cross Hall, 770 Van Vleet Oval, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK 73019 0245. Direct inquiries to: email@example.com. Review for this position begins in May and will continue until the position is filled. Posted: 5/23/07.
Lecturer, Ecology: Biological Sciences at Idaho State University invites applications for a lecturer ($30,368 for 9 months, PhD required). Teaching responsibilities will likely include General Ecology (undergraduate, ~100 students, coordination of 5 lab sections), Ecology Senior Seminar (undergraduate, 2-7 students), and a graduate seminar in the fall, and Advanced Community Ecology (graduate), Ecology Senior Seminar (15 students), and Biometry Laboratory (undergraduate) in the spring. This position is funded for one year (2007-2008), with the possibility of extending the position for a second year. Review of applications will begin March 1, 2007 and continue until the position is filled. Send cover letter, curriculum vitae, and three letters of reference to Lecturer Search Committee, Biological Sciences, Idaho State University, 921 S. 8th Stop 8007, Pocatello, ID 83209-8007. Posted: 2/20/07.
Course Coordinator/Lecturer, Interdisciplinary Biology: The Program in Human Biology at Stanford University seeks a full-time lecturer to coordinate our sophomore core course sequence, beginning September 2007. Human Biology is an interdisciplinary undergraduate major blending the biological, social and behavioral sciences, with a focus on applications to environmental, health and other public policies that influence human welfare. The core is two parallel year-long course sequences, drawing faculty from diverse departments and schools. Responsibilities of the coordinator include training and supervision of teaching assistants, course administrative support and coordination with faculty and an academic technology specialist to develop innovative teaching tools. The coordinator may also teach an interdisciplinary junior/senior level seminar in his/her area of interest. Candidates should have a Ph.D. in the biological, social, or behavioral sciences, teaching experience at the introductory level, interest in interdisciplinary teaching, and excellent communication and organizational skills. Use of innovative teaching and assessment techniques, and experience supervising and training teaching assistants is desirable, but not required. The position is for one year, renewable for at least two more years. For more information, see the full position description. Deadline: March 19 or until filled. Please send a CV, statement of teaching philosophy, interests and experience including experience in interdisciplinary courses, teaching evaluation summaries if available, and the names and addresses of three references to: Core Coordinator Search Committee, Program in Human Biology, 450 Serra Mall, Building 80, Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305-2160, or by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. Posted: 2/14/07.
Part-time Instructor, Ecology: The School of Life Sciences and the Division of Educational Outreach at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) invite applications for a part-time instructor to teach in the UNLV GS-0401 Educational Program. Students are federal wildland fire management personnel from various states in the western US, who enroll in eight intensive two-week courses over a 14-month period. Courses include Fundamentals of Life Science, Principles of Modern Biology II, Principles of Ecology, Plant Ecology, Field Ecology, Conservation Biology, Biogeography, and Ecosystem Management. We seek a candidate to teach Principles of Ecology, which examines basic ecological principles at the individual, population, community and ecosystem levels. The class will be held 9am-5pm, Monday through Friday, April 30-May 11, 2007. Candidates must hold a Ph.D. in biology or a closely related discipline; candidates with prior teaching experience and experience working with federal land agencies are preferred. The salary is $5,500 for the course. Applications should include a curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy relevant to the GS-0401 Educational Program, a statement summarizing the candidate’s research interests, and contact information for three professional references (at least two of which are previous supervisors). Send applications to Dr. Beth Newingham, School of Life Sciences, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Las Vegas, NV 89154-4004 or e-mail to email@example.com. Review of application materials will begin on March 5, 2007 and continue until the position is filled. For further information, please contact Dr. Newingham. Posted: 10/17/06, revised: 1/31/07, 2/16/07.
Instructor, Conservation Biology: The Rocky Mountain Biological Laboratory is looking for an instructor to teach a 4-week or 8-week course in 2007. The eight week course runs from from mid-June to mid-August. The four week course runs from mid-July to mid-August. The 8-week course will probably focus on some aspect of Conservation Biology, but we will consider any suitable field course. We will consider any suitable field course for the four-week course. Classes are directed towards undergraduates and should focus on some aspect of field biology. We already have Botany, Mammalogy, Animal Behavior, Field Ecology, Ornithology, and Stream Ecology in the mix, so classes that fall too close to these will not be considered. Classes meet with instructors 2 full days/week. Compensation is $4500 for the 8-week course and $2250 for the 4-week course (plus station fees, half a lab, and dinners for both the 4 and 8 week course). Applicants should have a PhD in hand. We will consider PhD students who are very close to finishing if they have experience in mountain ecosystems and can demonstrate promise as an educator. Applicants should send a cover letter (including a description of teaching experience and information on whether you can commit to the class this far in advance), a CV, and 2 letters of recommendation to Ian Billick, firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline for receipt of materials is Aug. 21. For those considering future research at the RMBL, teaching is an excellent introduction to the Lab and the ecosystems around the RMBL. More information on the RMBL and the coursework program can be found at www.rmbl.org. Posted: 8/14/06.
Biology Teaching & Research: Colgate University. We seek applications for a Teaching and Research Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Department of Biology starting Fall 2007. The fellowship is intended for a recent Ph.D. recipient in biology interested in pursuing an academic career in both teaching and research. This is a one-year position with the strong possibility of a second year; duties will be divided between teaching and research. The Postdoctoral Fellow will join a biology faculty deeply committed to a strong, research-oriented program involving undergraduate students. Teaching by the Postdoctoral Fellow will include a mentored experience in a foundation course (Evolution, Ecology, and Diversity) and two additional courses appropriate for the specialty of the applicant. Research will be conducted in association with a faculty member of the department and will include supervision of undergraduate research students. Mentoring in grant proposal writing will also be offered. Annual compensation is $38,400 plus benefits. Please send a letter of application with curriculum vitae, transcripts, and separate statements of teaching and research objectives – including preferences for faculty mentor – to Dr. Damhnait McHugh, Postdoctoral Fellowship Search Committee Chair, Department of Biology, Colgate University, Hamilton, NY 13346-1398 and also arrange to have three letters of recommendation sent to this address. Review of applications will begin March 2nd, 2007 and continue until the position is filled. Posted: 1/31/07.
Biology Teaching: Swarthmore College invites applications for Postdoctoral Teaching Fellowships, for postdoctoral scientists to teach part-time at the College for two semesters. The Fellowship will provide one year of support for a postdoc who will be expected to teach one course per semester, with the advise and mentoring of a regular Swarthmore faculty member in the Division of Natural Sciences and Engineering. Since this is approximately one-half the normal faculty course load, the Teaching Fellow also will be able to maintain an active association with a specific research group at a local university or research institute. Postdocs who are qualified to teach courses in interdisciplinary areas related to biological or behavioral sciences are especially encouraged to apply. Postdocs who wish to be considered for Teaching Fellowships to begin in either January 2007 or September 2007 should work with a Swarthmore faculty member to develop a proposal for courses to teach in each of the two semesters of fellowship support. This proposal should be submitted along with a CV, a summary of postdoctoral research activities, and a statement of your specific professional goals for the year of this Fellowship by August 15, 2006. Also, arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent, including a letter of support from your postdoctoral research mentor. Application materials should be sent to: Julie MacMullan, HHMI Program Coordinator, Biology Department, Swarthmore College, Swarthmore, PA 19081. Questions about this unique fellowship opportunity should be addressed to Dr. Kathleen Siwicki, HHMI Program Director, at 610-328-8215 or email@example.com These Fellowships are supported by a grant to Swarthmore College from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute Undergraduate Education Program. Posted: 6/26/06.
Botany/History: The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens (San Marino, California) is an independent research center with holdings in British and American history, literature, art history, the history of science, and medicine. The library collections range chronologically from the ninth to the twentieth centuries and include a half million rare books and ephemera, 600,000 photographs, and approximately four million manuscripts supported by a half million reference works. Within the general fields listed above there are many areas of special strength, including: Middle Ages, nineteenth and twentieth century literature, history of science, British drama, colonial America, American civil war, Western America, and California. In the library of the botanical gardens is a broad collection of reference works in botany, horticulture, and gardening. Recipients of the Mellon Postdoctoral Research Fellowships are expected to be in continuous residence at the Huntington and to participate in its intellectual life. Eligibility: Ph.D. or equivalent. Applicant must have received the Ph.D. by June of 2006. Tenure of fellowship: Nine to twelve months. Amount of award: $40k. Applicants must be pursuing scholarship in a field appropriate to the Huntington's collections. Application deadline: December 15, 2006. For more information, see the Fellowships at the Huntington page. Posted: 8/28/06.
Director, Tropical Forests and Climate Initiative: The Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS), a leading science-based nonprofit working for a healthy environment and a safer world, seeks a dynamic individual to lead its expanding Tropical Forests and Climate Initiative. The successful candidate will direct and lead UCS activities to advance strong international and US climate policies and measures aimed at supporting efforts by developing countries to reduce emissions from deforestation and forest degradation in the context of promoting sustainable development and avoiding dangerous climate change. S/he will oversee and direct priority research, outreach and policy advocacy and work in close coordination with other members of the UCS climate campaign team. This fast-paced position requires expert knowledge of the role of forests and land use in mitigating climate change, and a demonstrable ability to work with technical experts, government officials, NGOs and other constituencies from developing and developed countries to shape public policy. Five to seven years of progressively responsible related experience, and an advanced degree (Ph.D. preferred) in a relevant field is required. Exceptional oral and written communication skills are required, as are demonstrable team leadership skills. Fluency in Spanish or French and supervisory experience are highly desirable. The position will be located in Washington, DC. Frequent travel may be required. More information. To apply: Email resume, cover letter, and names of three references to firstname.lastname@example.org. Review of applications will begin in early April. No phone calls, please. Posted: 3/13/07.
Executive Director: The New York State Biodiversity Research Institute seeks applicants for an Executive Director. The Executive Director will manage the Institute Program Office and staff, collaborate with the Executive Committee to set priorities and goals, exercise statewide leadership in advocating the study and conservation of biodiversity in the state, and maintain an active research program in an appropriate discipline. The successful candidate will form partnerships with academic and cultural institutions to increase an understanding of biodiversity, increase access to information on the state's biodiversity, and promote public education of biodiversity, focusing on both regional and global aspects. The successful candidate, under the direction of the Executive Committee, will be expected to work closely with the Governor's office, legislature and state and federal agencies, and the public. The Program Office is housed at the New York State Museum and the Executive Director is encouraged to develop close ties with Museum scientists and programs. For details, see the full job ad. Deadline: April 10, 2007. Posted: 2/20/07.
Executive Director, National Phenology Network: The U.S. Geological Survey invites applications for an Ecologist to serve as Executive Director for the USA-National Phenology Network (NPN). The NPN is an emerging and exciting partnership between academic communities, federal agencies, and the general public to monitor and understand the influence of seasonal cycles on the Nation's resources. The NPN will provide phenological information at local to continental scales that can be used to (1) understand the role of the timing of life cycle events in the biosphere and (2) guide a wide range of practical decisions made routinely by individual citizens, industry, government, and the Nation as a whole. USGS and the University of Arizona have agreed to provide base stable support for the NPN in the form of a National Coordinating Office based at the University of Arizona. The Executive Director will be located in Tucson with an opportunity for adjunct faculty status at the University of Arizona to facilitate access to academic and technical capabilities required for the position. The Executive Director will also interact closely with the NPN Board of Directors, which includes scientists from different agencies and universities representing related disciplines and participating networks. Through the leadership of the Executive Director, the USA-NPN will respond to the needs of the USGS and other agencies within the Department of the Interior and the US Government, while serving as a nucleus for research and applications in the broader scientific and user communities. Critical duties include securing funding for network implementation, extending phenological observations across existing environmental networks through negotiation and interagency agreements, directing data management, and coordinating integration of spatial, analytical and climate data to achieve the wall-to-wall objectives of this continental network. Requirements include U.S. citizenship, a PhD. in the Natural or Earth Sciences or equivalent experience; professional experience in management and/or scientific leadership of regional to national monitoring and research projects; demonstrable experience in multi-agency coordination and public outreach; proven record of grantsmanship and peer-reviewed publications; desired technical knowledge and experience in spatial analysis, including remote sensing, data management and network development, and forecasting models based on ecological/environmental observations; and experience in managing research personnel. The position will be a GS-14 or 15 (salary range $87k-$133k) depending on qualifications. To apply, please visit USAJOBS (Announcement Number: WR-2007-0160). Applications will be accepted through February 23. For information about the application process, please contact Cathy Shahan 650 329 4109, email@example.com. For information about the job, please contact Robert Szaro, Chief Scientist for Biology, USGS, at 703 648 4060 or firstname.lastname@example.org. For specific questions about the NPN and the National Coordinating Office, please contact Julio Betancourt, Senior Scientist, USGS at 520 670 6821 ext. 107, email@example.com. Posted: 12/20/06, revised: 2/20/07.
Executive Director: The New York State Biodiversity Research Institute seeks applicants for a permanent Executive Director. The Executive Director will manage the Institute Program Office and staff, collaborate with the Executive Committee to set priorities and goals, exercise statewide leadership in advocating the study and conservation of biodiversity in the state, and maintain an active research program in an appropriate discipline. The successful candidate will form partnerships with academic and cultural institutions to increase an understanding of biodiversity, increase access to information on the state’s biodiversity, and promote public education of biodiversity, focusing on both regional and global aspects. The successful candidate, under the direction of the Executive Committee, will be expected to work closely with the Governor’s office, legislature and state and federal agencies, and the public. The Program Office is housed at the New York State Museum and the Executive Director is encouraged to develop close ties with Museum scientists and programs. Apply by: September 30, 2006. Please visit the NYS BRI website for details.
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