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Last update: 6/27/2003 (post dates from the last two weeks in red)
Review or close date
|Animal Ecology||Dartmouth College||8/31/03||6/11/03|
|Molecular Ecologist||Oak Ridge National Laboratory||8/25/03||6/27/03|
|Ecological Stoichiometry||Cornell University||8/15/03||6/24/03|
|Plant Ecology||Archbold Biological Station||8/8/03||6/16/03|
|Plant Physiologist/Ecologist||USDA-ARS Beltsville||8/1/03||6/20/03|
|Population Modeling||Murray State University||8/1/03||5/15/03|
|Animal Field Ecologist||Cincinnati Museum Center||7/30/03||6/16/03|
|Microbial Ecology||Marine Biological Laboratory||7/15/03||6/27/03|
|Biology||Texas Tech University||7/10/03||5/27/03|
|Quantitative Modeling of Terrestrial Nutrient Cycles||Princeton University||7/1/03||5/27/03|
|Plant Water Relations/Molecular Ecology||Duke University||7/1/03||5/21/03|
|Restoration/Landscape Ecology||University of Florida||7/1/03||5/20/03|
|Mathematical Ecologist/Programmer||Applied Biomathematics||6/30/03||5/27/03|
|Ecoinformatics||University of North Carolina/NCEAS||6/28/03||5/13/03|
|Watershed Nutrient Modeling||Smithsonian Environmental Research Center||6/27/03||5/30/03|
|Plant-Animal Interactions||University of South Florida||6/20/03|
|Plant Ecological Genetics||University of Alaska Fairbanks||6/20/03|
|Tropical Marine Ecologist||Mote Marine Laboratory||6/15/03||5/27/03|
|Theoretical Ecology||University of Chicago||6/15/03||4/22/03|
|Executive Officer||Global Carbon Project||6/9/03||5/5/03|
|Climate Science and Impacts||Union of Concerned Scientists||6/5/03|
|Forest Insect Ecology||University of Wisconsin-Madison||6/4/03|
|Ecoinformatics||University of New Mexico||6/1/03||5/13/03|
|Physiological Ecology, Desert Green Algae||University of Connecticut||6/1/03||4/24/03|
|Ecology Educator||University of New Mexico||6/1/03||4/18/03|
|Plant-Insect Interactions/Population Dynamics||Florida State University||5/30/03|
|Host-Parasitoid Interactions||Florida State University||5/30/03|
|Evolution, Botany, Ecology (teaching)||Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology||5/27/03|
|Marine Science||Bodega Marine Laboratory||5/23/03||4/25/03|
|Lecturer in Ecology, Evolution, and Marine Biology||University of California, Santa Barbara||5/21/03||5/13/03|
|Wildlife Ecology||University of Connecticut||5/20/03|
|Exposure Research||US EPA NERL||5/16/03||3/31/03|
|Watershed Hydrology||US EPA||5/15/03||4/24/03|
|Ecosystem Modeler||Colorado State University||5/15/03||4/4/03|
|Marine Ecology||Dauphin Island Sea Lab||5/15/03||4/3/03|
|Plant Ecologist||Tel Aviv University (Israel)||5/15/03||3/31/03|
|Project Manager/Avian Ecologist||Organization for Tropical Studies||5/13/03|
|Predator-Prey Interactions||Indiana State University||5/13/03|
|Forest Insect Ecology/Fire||Canadian Forest Service||5/13/03|
|Computational Ecology||University of Tennessee||5/13/03|
|Ecological Modeler||Florida A&M University||5/2/03|
|Environmental Social Scientist||Florida A&M University||5/2/03|
|Biogeochemistry||University of Nevada||4/29/03|
|Earth Systems Science||CSIRO (Australia)||4/27/03||4/8/03|
|Plant Physiologist||USDA Agricultural Research Service||4/25/03|
|Water Quality Modeling||Duke University||4/24/03|
|Plant Physiological Ecology||Texas A&M University||4/22/03|
|Program Director||Greater Flagstaff Forests Partnership, Inc.||4/22/03|
|Animal Ecological Modeling||Netherlands Institute of Ecology||4/18/03||4/1/03|
|Benthic Ecology of Large Lakes||University of Toronto||4/18/03||3/5/03|
|Science Project Associate||American Institute of Biological Sciences||4/17/03|
|Remote Sensing and BioStatistics||Yellowstone Ecological Research Center||4/16/03|
|Aquatic Ecology||Miami University (Ohio)||4/15/03||3/18/03|
|Remote Sensing, Fire, and Fuels||University of Idaho||4/15/03||3/6/03|
|Director, Michigan Natural Features Inventory||Michigan State University||4/15/03||2/24/03|
|Aquatic Ecology (2 positions)||University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign||4/14/03||3/4/03|
|Modeling of Exotic Species Distribution||Institute of Ecosystem Studies||4/9/03|
|Invasive Species Program Biologist||U.S. Geological Survey||4/9/03||3/31/03|
|Forest Entomology and Fire||U.S. Geological Survey||4/8/03||3/27/03|
|Vertebrate Biology (teaching)||Middlebury College||4/7/03|
|Population Ecology||Brigham Young University||4/4/03|
|Remote Sensing||Arizona State University||4/2/03||3/31/03|
|Plant/Fungal Ecology||Kansas State University||4/1/03||3/18/03|
|Environmental Science||Villanova University||4/1/03||2/24/03|
|Project Manager, Forest Ecology||University of Wisconsin-Madison||4/1/03||2/19/03|
|Ocean Climate Modeling||Duke University||3/31/03||3/18/03|
|Land use/climate change effects||University of Georgia||3/27/03|
|Conservation Biology and Policy||Princeton University||3/24/03||3/5/03|
|Carbon Dynamics||USGS EROS Data Center||3/18/03|
|Forest Productivity||Canadian Forest Service||3/18/03|
|Global Change Research (2 positions)||Duke University||3/15/03||1/29/03|
|Biogeochemistry or Plant Ecophysiology||Arizona State University||3/14/03|
|Director||USGS Forest and Rangeland Ecosystem Science Center||3/10/03||2/10/03|
|Forest Stewardship Research Scientist||Tall Timbers Research Station||3/10/02||1/9/03|
|Resident Professor||Organization for Tropical Studies||3/5/03||2/6/03|
|Spatial Modeling||Spatial Modeling||3/4/03|
|Insect Dispersal||Center for Biology and Management of Populations (France)||3/1/03||2/19/03|
|Ecology (teaching)||University of Delaware||3/1/03||2/7/03|
|Remote Sensing||Colorado State University||3/1/03||1/31/03|
|Plant Biology||Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University||3/1/02||1/10/03|
|Marine Ecology||Memorial University of Newfoundland||2/28/02||1/13/03|
|Forest Ecology||University of Natal (South Africa)||2/28/02||1/13/03|
|Forestry and Insect Conservation||Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences||2/24/03||2/12/03|
|Chief, Watershed Ecology Branch||US EPA, WED||2/23/02||1/7/03|
|Biodiversity Program Specialist, Gabon||Smithsonian Institution||2/21/03||2/4/03|
|Pollination Biology||University of Natal (South Africa)||2/20/03||1/24/03|
|Forest Landscape Ecology||Ontario Forest Research Institute||2/20/03|
|Biological Control of Invasive Species||University of Nevada, Reno||2/19/03|
|Biosphere-Atmosphere Interactions||Ohio State University||2/18/03|
|Community Ecologist||Rice University||2/15/03||2/4/03|
|Ecology, Evolution, and Behavior||University of Minnesota||2/15/03||1/9/03|
|Ecosystem Ecology||University of Wyoming||2/15/03||1/9/03|
|Terrestrial Carbon Cycling||Université Laval (Quebec)||2/15/03||1/9/03|
|Wildlife Disease Ecology||University of Wisconsin||2/15/03||12/23/02|
|Project Manager/Modeler||Chesapeake Research Consortium||2/15/03||12/23/02|
|Wildlife Ecologist||Southern Illinois University, Carbondale||2/14/03||1/16/03|
|Branch Chiefs, Atlantic EcologDivision||US EPA||2/14/03||12/27/02|
|Fire/Flux Research||USDA Forest Service (New Jersey)||2/13/03||1/31/03|
|Science Director||New York-New Jersey Trail Conference||2/12/03|
|Chemical Ecology and Community/Ecosystem Genetics||University of Wisconsin - Madison||2/11/03|
|Quantitative/Theoretical Ecology, Host-Pathogen Systems||University of Florida||2/7/03|
|Ecological Modeling||Justus-Liebig-University (Germany)||2/5/03|
|Ecological Genomics||Kansas State University||1/30/03|
|Terrestrial Carbon Cycling||US Geological Survey||1/24/03||1/9/03|
|Program Dean||School for Field Studies||1/24/03|
|Aquatic/Community Ecology||University of Windsor (Ontario)||1/23/03|
|Organismic and Evolutionary Biology||University of Massachusetts Amherst||1/22/03||1/13/03|
|Plant-Herbivore Interactions||University of Toronto||1/22/03|
|Ecological Modeller and Plant/Restoration Ecologist||MWH||1/22/03|
|Ecology and Economics||Michigan State University||1/21/03|
|Invasive Species Management||New Mexico State University||1/21/03||1/15/03|
|Earth, Environmental, and Ocean Sciences||Columbia University||1/17/03||9/16/02|
|Biodiversity||University of British Columbia||1/15/03||12/4/02|
|Ecosystem Ecology (2 positions)||University of Oklahoma||1/14/03|
|Plant Physiologist/Cell Biologist||Willamette University||1/10/03||12/17/02|
|Scientific Leadership||US EPA Office of Research and Develpment||1/10/03||11/7/02|
|Plant Defense||University of Minnesota||1/9/03|
|Preserve Scientist||Valles Caldera National Preserve||1/4/03||12/2/02|
|Global Change Research||US EPA||1/3/03|
|Director, Botanical Garden||Georgia Southern University||1/3/03||12/13/02|
|Director, Experimental Forest||Oregon State University||1/3/03||11/21/02|
|Population Biology||University of California, Davis||1/2/03||11/22/02|
|Field Ecology||University of California, Berkeley||1/1/03||11/22/02|
|Director, Institute of Pacific Islands Forestry||USDA Forest Service||12/30/02||11/1/02|
|Plant Evolution - Herbivore Tolerance||University of Evansville||12/23/02|
|Disease Population Modeler||Colorado State University||12/23/02||11/20/02|
|Minority Postdoc, Evolutionary Ecology||Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology||12/17/02||12/3/02|
|Ecosystems/Fire Ecologist||Oregon State University||12/15/02||12/2/02|
|Limnology/Aquatic Ecology||University of Windsor (Ontario)||12/15/02||11/27/02|
|Plant/Fungal Ecophysiology||Penn State University||12/13/02|
|Plant Pathologist||CSIRO (Australia)||12/7/02||11/18/02|
|Global Change Biology/Ecosystem Ecology||Desert Research Institute||12/6/02|
|Wetland Ecologist||USDA Forest Service, Hawaii||12/6/02||10/17/02|
|Trophic Interactions/Global Change Ecology||University of Wisconsin, Madison||12/4/02|
|Executive Director||Solano Land Trust||12/2/02|
|Environmental Mass Spectroscopy||University of Regina||12/2/02||10/22/02|
|Computational Systems Biology||University of California at Berkeley||12/1/02||11/22/02|
|Coastal Ecosystem Modeling||Dauphin Island Sea Lab||12/1/02||9/18/02|
|Director, Nelson Institute||University of Wisconsin-Madison||11/30/02||11/5/02|
|Ornithology||University of Oklahoma||11/30/02||10/15/02|
|Director of Avian Research||University of Oklahoma||11/30/02||10/15/02|
|Aquatic Ecology||U.S. EPA||11/22/02|
|Ecological Effects of Mercury||U.S. EPA||11/22/02|
|Grazing Land Ecology||USDA-ARS||11/21/02||9/24/02|
|Urban Ecology||Arizona State University||11/15/02||10/28/02|
|Aquatic Ecology||Oregon State University||11/15/02||10/25/02|
|Director of Scientific Programs||Ecological Society of America||11/15/02||10/21/02|
|Assistant Director, Environmental Research Center||University of Notre Dame||11/15/02||10/15/02|
|Forest Physiological Ecology||Tufts University||11/15/02||9/24/02|
|Tropical Forest Ecology||Harvard University||11/14/02|
|Director, Undergraduate Science Program||Michigan State University||11/7/02|
|Soil Ecology||Colorado State University||11/6/02||9/27/02|
|Program Officer, Ecosystem Services||Winrock International||11/5/02|
|Insect Simulation Modeling||USDA, Agricultural Research Service||11/5/02|
|Silviculture and Forest Ecology||Washington Department of Natural Resources||11/1/02||10/22/02|
|Invasive Species Management||Mississippi State University||11/1/02||10/17/02|
|Stream Ecology||Marine Biological Laboratory||11/1/02||10/17/02|
|Quantitative Community Ecology||University of Toronto||11/1/02||9/24/02|
|Forested Watersheds||University of California, Berkeley||11/1/02||9/3/02|
|Plant Population Biologist-Weeds||USDA, Agricultural Research Service||10/31/02|
|Assistant Chair, Dept of Biol. Sci.||Florida International University||10/31/02||10/17/02|
|Host-Pathogen Interactions in Amphibians||Washington State University||10/31/02||10/9/02|
|Tree Physiology/Pathology||University of Vermont||10/31/02||10/7/02|
|Plant Evolution||University of Texas, Austin||10/30/02|
|Soil Ecology||University of Toledo||filled||10/25/02|
|Coordinator, Neotropical Working Forest Programs||University of Florida||10/25/02||10/10/02|
|Manager, Conservation Programs||Center for Plant Conservation||10/24/02|
|Population Ecology of Ground Squirrels||Auburn University||10/22/02|
|Ecosystem Modelling||Lakehead University (Ontario)||10/20/02||10/7/02|
|Marine Invasion Ecology||Smithsonian Environmental Research Center||10/15/02||10/1/02|
|Plant Ecology||Stockholm University (Sweden)||10/15/02||9/11/02|
|Plant Ecology||SUNY Plattsburgh||10/14/02||9/16/02|
|Carbon and Nitrogen Cycling||University of Aberdeen (Scotland)||10/11/02||9/23/02|
|Stable Isotopes in the Biosphere||University of Utah||10/10/02|
|Insect Population Ecologist||USDA Forest Service||10/8/02|
|Nitrogen Cycle Biogeochemistry||Marine Biological Laboratory||10/7/02||9/16/02|
|Conservation Ecologist||The Nature Conservancy - Arizona||10/4/02|
|Plant Ecology||University of Florida||10/1/02||9/10/02|
|Lecturer, Zoology/Behavioral Ecology||Vanderbilt University||10/1/02||8/28/02|
|Plant Conservation Ecology||University of California, Los Angeles||10/1/02||8/26/02|
|Remote Sensing||University of Missouri, Columbia||10/1/02||8/26/02|
|Forest Soil Ecology||Institute of Applied Ecology (China)||9/30/02||9/9/02|
|Agroecosystem Modeling||Cornell University||9/30/02||9/6/02|
|Research Biogeochemist||USDA Forest Service||9/30/02||9/5/02|
|Research Forester||USDA Forest Service||9/25/02||9/6/02|
|Terrestrial Ecologist||The Nature Conservancy, Illinois Chapter||9/21/02||9/5/02|
|Stable Isotopes/Aquatic Ecosystems||Canadian Rivers Institute||9/20/02|
|Remote Sensing of Biomass Burning||King's College London||9/19/02||8/26/02|
|Freshwater Conservation Program Director||The Nature Conservancy||9/17/02|
|Ecophysiology/Soils||University of Florida||9/15/02||8/20/02|
|Lecturer in Plant Ecology||University of Queensland||9/13/02||8/27/02|
|Ecosystem Modeling||University of Nevada, Reno||9/13/02||8/23/02|
|Plant Microevolutionary-Developmental Biology||University of Minnesota-St. Paul||9/9/02|
|Freshwater Microbial Ecologist||Academy of Natural Sciences||9/9/02||7/15/02|
|Urban Ecology||Arizona State University||9/5/02|
|Ecological Modelling||University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science||8/31/02||8/12/02|
|Population Ecology of Polar Bears||Norwegian Polar Institute||8/31/02||7/17/02|
|Associate Director, Biological Station||University of Michigan||8/27/02|
|Global Change and Water Resources||Tel Aviv University||8/25/02||8/19/02|
|Theoretical Population/Behavioral Ecology||Lyon University (France)||8/22/02|
|Program Director, Forest Conservation||The Nature Conservancy, Indiana||8/20/02|
|Remote Sensing of Sudden Oak Death||University of California Berkeley||8/19/02|
|Restoration Ecologist||USGS, Snake River Field Station||8/19/02||7/24/02|
|Wetland Ecologist||St. Johns River Water Management District||8/16/02||7/23/02|
|Fire Ecologist||USDA Forest Service||8/15/02|
|Ecological Modelling||Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources||8/15/02||7/31/02|
|Seagrass Modeling||NOAA Center for Coastal Fisheries and Habitat Research||8/15/02||7/23/02|
|Plant Physiological Ecology/Ecosystems Ecology||California State University, Fullerton||filled||8/14/02|
|Academic Director||Organization for Tropical Studies||8/12/02|
|Quantitative Biologist/Programmer||University of Vermont||8/12/02|
|Forest Landscape Modeling||University of Alberta||8/9/02||7/16/02|
|Landscape/Ecosystem Ecology||University of Toledo||7/29/02||7/17/02|
|Terrestrial Biogeochemistry and Biocomplexity||South Dakota School of Mines and Technology||7/26/02||7/8/02|
|Natural Heritage Program Ecologists||Montana Natural Heritage Program||7/23/02|
|Invasion Ecology||University of California, San Diego||7/17/02|
|Animal Behavior||Morehouse College||7/2/02|
American Association for the Advancement of Science
|Millennium Ecosystem Assessment||10/28/02||9/24/02|
National Park Foundation/National Park Service/ESA/Mellon
National Research Council/US EPA
Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada
Older listings: 2001-2002 | 2000-2001 | 1999-2000
Plant Physiologist/Ecologist: The U.S. Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service (ARS), Plant Sciences Institute, Alternate Crops and Systems Laboratory in Beltsville, Maryland, is seeking applications for an interdisciplinary position: Plant Physiologist/ Agricultural Engineer/Research Biologist/Soil Scientist/Ecologist, GS-435/890/401/470/408-12/13/14. Salary is commensurate with experience ($58,070 to $106,086 per annum, plus benefits). Candidates must be U.S. citizens. The incumbent will undertake research to conceptualize and develop innovative approaches toward the quantification and simulation of biological systems and to develop simulation models on a mechanistic level. Candidates must request a copy of the vacancy announcement (ARS-X3E-3218) by either calling Telephone: 301-504-1484 or by copying the full text announcement from the ARS homepage. Candidates are strongly encouraged to submit specific information as outlined in the vacancy announcement to ensure adequate consideration. This vacancy will remain open until filled. Applications will be reviewed and referred every other month until filled. The first cutoff is August 1, 2003. Posted: 6/20/03.
Physiological Ecology of Desert Green Algae within a Phylogenetic Context: Funds are available for a NASA-funded two-year postdoctoral position in the labs of Dr. Louise Lewis and Dr. Zoe Cardon at University of Connecticut, starting summer or fall 2003. We are seeking a postdoctoral associate to investigate photoprotection mechanisms and desiccation tolerance in unicellular green algae isolated from desert crusts of western North America. These algae belong to multiple, evolutionarily independent lineages of green algae that have made the transition from aquatic habitats to desert microbiotic crusts. Prior experience with chlorophyll fluorescence analysis is preferred; other experience with stress tolerance in algae would be welcomed, as would experience in phylogenetic analysis, sequencing, and other molecular approaches. Some specific experiments are already envisioned, but there is ample room for the postdoctoral associate to develop her or his own independent project(s) using green algal isolates. To apply, submit a CV, statement of research interests and accomplishments (including reprints), and names of three referees willing to provide recommendations to: Dr. Zoe Cardon, Dept. of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, 75 N. Eagleville Road U-43, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT 06269. Applications can also be sent by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. Review of applications will begin June 1, 2003. Posted: 4/24/03.
Plant Physiological Ecology: The Range Ecology Research Program at the Uvalde Research and Extension Center of the Texas A&M University System is looking for a Post-Doctoral Research Associate to help lead studies on gas exchange and ecology of oak/juniper and mesquite communities. The candidate will participate in on going studies of the physical and physiological impact of trees in semiarid environments. The candidate will have the opportunity to work with existing data and to develop a field project within the general guidelines of the research program. The candidate will be expected to publish in peer-reviewed journals and to seek additional funding. This research program focuses on the gas exchange, interception, stemflow, and transpiration of juniper and oak trees over a wide geographic area in central Texas. The candidate should have familiarity with standard ecophysiological equipment and statistical analyses. The position is based at the Research and Extension Center in Uvalde (located 90 miles west of San Antonio) although the field sites are dispersed over a 170 mile range. Salary: Commensurate with experience and includes health insurance. Beginning date: May 2003. For more information contact: Dr. M. Keith Owens, 1619 Garner Field Road, Uvalde, TX 78801. (830) 278 9151 ext 128, e mail: email@example.com. Posted: 4/22/03.
Plant/Fungal Ecophysiology: A NSF-funded postdoctoral position (pending final approval) is available at Penn State University to work in root and mycorrhizal fungal ecophysiology. The position will begin February, 2003 or until a suitable applicant is found. We are studying the effects of latitude of origin on root and mycorrhizal fungal respiration in a wide range of tree and fungal species. We are interested in the ability of different organisms of distinct evolutionary lineages to acclimate to shifts in soil temperature. A PhD in the area of plant ecophysiology and experience in gas exchange are required. Salary will begin at $31,000 per year. The position is available for 2.5 years. If interested please send letter of interest, CV and names of three references to either: David Eissenstat (firstname.lastname@example.org), phone: 814-863-3371, website: http://hortweb.cas.psu.edu/dept/faculty/eissenstat/eissenstat.html or Roger Koide (email@example.com), phone: 814-863-0710, website: http://www.cas.psu.edu/docs/casdept/hort/EnvHort/. Posted: 12/13/02.
Forest Physiological Ecology: 2-yr position to study responses of tree seedlings to environmental heterogeneity. Requirements: Ph.D. and experience in physiological ecology. 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 Nov. 15. Phone: (617) 627-3543; Fax: (617) 627-3805; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. More info at: http://ase.tufts.edu/biology/faculty/corians/. Posted: 9/24/02.
Ecophysiology/Soils: A postdoctoral research associate position is available at the School of Forest Resources and Conservation, University of Florida beginning January 2003. This is a 2 year position with a possibility of renewal for one more year. The successful candidate will be located at the University of Florida-Milton campus where the supervisor is stationed. The project entails examining resource competition among plants in a wide range of natural and planted settings. Occasional travel to remote study sites will be necessary. Required qualifications include a Ph.D. in forest ecology/ecophysiology/soils with good oral and written communication skills as evidenced through publications and presentations. Experience in the use of stable isotope techniques, physiological instrumentation (infrared gas analyzers, sap flow sensors etc.), and knowledge in soil and plant chemical analyses are desirable. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Interested applicants should send (1) a letter of interest (2) resume and (3) names and e-mail addresses of three references to Dr. Shibu Jose, School of Forest Resources and Conservation, 5988 Hwy 90, Bldg. 4900, University of Florida, Milton, FL 32583. Phone (850) 983 5216, Fax (850) 983 5774, e-mail: email@example.com, http://www.sfrc.ufl.edu/jose.html. Closing date: September 15, 2002 or until a suitable candidate is found. Posted: 8/20/02.
[position filled] Plant Physiological Ecology or Ecosystems Ecology: Water-use and productivity consequences of alien plant invasion in Hawaiian dry forest ecosystems. A postdoctoral research position is available for ecophysiological investigations of alien-grass impacts on forest water use and productivity relationships in Hawaii. The objectives of the study include determination of water source interference and competition among native and non-native species, changes in ecosystem water-use/productivity relationships, and evaluation of past water relations based on tree-core analyses. Studies will require the application of stable isotope analyses, natural abundance 14-C analyses, sap-flow systems, photosynthetic gas exchange, ecosystem productivity and other standard ecophysiology methodologies. The position will be based at California State University, Fullerton, but the majority of the project will take place in Hawaii. As such, the successful candidate will be expected to live in Hawaii for extended periods during the project. The successful candidate will work closely with project investigators in California (Dr. Darren Sandquist, California State University, Fullerton) and Hawaii (Dr. Susan Cordell, USDA Forest Service, Hilo, HI) and potentially supervise graduate and undergraduate research assistants. Responsibilities will include design, implementation and evaluation of field and laboratory studies related to the research objectives of the project (see http://biology.fullerton.edu/dsandquist/Hawaii/Kaupulehu.html). Development of additional areas of interest that conform with the scope of the dry-forest research program will be encouraged. Funding is guaranteed for two years with the possibility of a third. Opportunity for teaching is also available if desired. A Ph.D. in Ecology, Plant Biology or equivalent is required. Good physical stamina for extended hours of field work under hot and sunny (or cold and rainy) conditions is a must. Additional information and application materials will be forwarded upon request. Applications accepted until position is filled. Start date expected to be no later than Jan. 2002. Interested candidates should contact Dr. Darren Sandquist, Department of Biological Science, California State University, Fullerton, California 92834 (phone: 714-278-2606). Email inquiries may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. Posted: 8/14/02.
Plant Physiologist: The USDA Agricultural Research Service, Alternate Crops and Systems Laboratory in Beltsville, Maryland, is seeking a two-year Postdoctoral Research Associate, $48,451-$75,492 per annum, plus benefits. The incumbent will be responsible for conducting research on the growth dynamics of secondary succession as affected by aspects of global environmental change, specifically long-term exposure to elevated atmospheric carbon dioxide and increased temperature. A Ph.D. in plant physiology, botany, or a related scientific discipline is required. Knowledge of weed biology, particularly weed seedling identification, is desirable. Refer to website: http://www.afm.ars.usda.gov/hrd/jobs/ for the full text announcement (RA-03-070L) and for complete application instructions. Send application materials and references to: Dr. Lewis Ziska, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, Alternate Crops and Systems Laboratory, 10300 Baltimore Avenue, Building 001, Room 323, Beltsville, MD 20705. E-mail: email@example.com. Posted: 4/25/03.
Plant Physiologist/Cell Biologist: 1 Year (2003-04) Sabbatical Replacement. The Department of Biology, Willamette University seeks a qualified candidate to teach an introductory-level, team-taught course for majors, "Physiological Dynamics in Animals and Plants" (PDAP), a biology course for non-majors, and a junior-senior level course in cell biology. The candidate will also supervise a small number of senior research projects and participate in a required seminar program for seniors. The ideal candidate will possess training that links whole plant physiology to plant cell physiology through a knowledge of signal transduction. Teaching load is two courses, with one lab each, per semester. Minimum of Master's degree required; Ph.D. preferred. Salary is competitive and will be commensurate with training and experience. Review of applications will begin January 10 and will continue until the position is filled. Send a letter of interest, current curriculum vitae, and three letters of reference to Dr. Gary Tallman, Dept of Biology, Willamette University, Salem, OR 97301. 503-370-6611. Posted: 12/17/02.
Tree Physiology/Pathology: Two-year post-doctoral research associate to participate in projects studying the impact of acid rain and calcium depletion on the stress response of forest trees. We hypothesize that calcium deficiency will suppress stress response systems and predispose trees to exaggerated decline following exposure to secondary stresses (e.g., pathogens, insects, drought, ozone, salt). The successful candidate will design and manage stress exposure experiments, will be expected to write manuscripts and develop research proposals, and work as part of an established integrated research group involving UVM and Forest Service scientists. A Ph.D. with a specialty in forest physiology and pathology is required. Knowledge and experience with tree anatomy and physiology, pathogen inoculation, stress response measurements, and statistical methods are also required. Please send: 1) application letter with research interests and experience, 2) CV, 3) reprints, and 4) three references to Gary Hawley, School of Natural Resources, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT 05405 or Paul Schaberg, USDA Forest Service, PO Box 968, Burlington, VT 05403. Phone: (802) 656-2512. E-mail: Gary.Hawley@uvm.edu or firstname.lastname@example.org. Review of applications will begin October 31, 2002 and will continue until a suitable candidate is found. Posted: 10/7/02.
Plant Ecology: We seek a motivated, experienced plant ecologist for a postdoctoral associate position in the Plant Ecology Laboratory of Eric Menges at Archbold Biological Station, Lake Placid, Florida. This position is largely supported by a five-year grant from the National Science Foundation to conduct long-term demographic research on Florida scrub plants. For detailed list of duties and qualifications, contact Eric Menges (email@example.com). For information about our lab's research see the Plant Ecology Lab web site. Benefits include salary in the 30's (depending on experience), annual leave, paid holidays, health insurance, disability benefits, and an excellent pension plan. Travel to professional conferences is provided. This position will be largely funded by a research grant for five years, although additional grant writing will be required. We are asking for a two year commitment. Applications are due by August 8, 2003. Start date is somewhat flexible between August and October. 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. Send applications to: Dr. Eric S. Menges, Archbold Biological Station, PO Box 2057, Lake Placid, FL 33862. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Posted: 6/16/03.
Animal Field Ecologist: Cincinnati Museum Center invites applications for appointment to a curatorial chair in the Department of Zoology. The Curator of Zoology will oversee significant regional collections, primarily in the areas of ornithology, mammalogy, herpetology, malacology, and entomology. The Curator will also establish an independent program of field-oriented research in the area of terrestrial or freshwater field ecology. This work will make use of and have direct application to the 13,000-acre Richard and Lucile Durrell Edge of Appalachia Preserve System in Adams County, OH. The Curator will work closely with other museum staff for education, outreach, preservation, exhibit, and development needs. Candidates with a documented history of funding and publication will receive preference. Prior experience with museums, collections, preserve systems, and/or public education is highly desirable. A Ph.D. in the biological sciences is required. Applicants should submit cover letter, curriculum vitae, copies of recent publications, and three letters of reference by July 30th, 2003 to Human Resources Office, Cincinnati Museum Center, 1301 Western Avenue, Cincinnati, OH, 45203-1130. Posted: 6/16/03.
Animal Ecology: The Department of Biological Sciences at Dartmouth College seeks qualified applicants for a Hannah T. Croasdale Postdoctoral Fellowship to begin in January of 2004. The Croasdale Fellowships are two year, non-tenure track positions with competitive salaries and research stipends. The successful Fellow will teach undergraduate courses during two of the four terms in an academic year (two courses per year total) and conduct postdoctoral research, preferably in affiliation with an established laboratory in the department. Candidates should be able to teach courses in Animal Behavior, Vertebrate Biology, and Introduction to Ecology and Evolution. Candidates must have a Ph.D. before 1 January 2004. Applicants should send statements of research interests, teaching interests (including a description of a potential course), curriculum vitae, representative reprints, and the names and contact information for three references to Croasdale Ecology Search, Department of Biological Sciences, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire 03755. Consideration of applications will begin on 31 August 2003. Posted: 6/11/03.
Ecology Educator: The Long Term Ecological Research Network Office at the University of New Mexico, in collaboration with the San Diego Supercomputer Center, University of Kansas, and the National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis, seeks a postdoctoral associate with interests in education, ecology and information technology. We are developing cutting edge technology for the integration, analysis, and synthesis of heterogeneous ecological data, and need an educator for community outreach and training. Training will take place in traditional workshop and tutorial settings, in an innovative annual workshop for new faculty, in web-based distributed graduate seminars, and via downloadable web resources. The position is located in Albuquerque, New Mexico and is fully funded for 3 years. Responsibilities: Development of educational resources and curricula for ecologists, field biologists, and environmental scientists, on the application of advanced information technologies to scientific discovery, research and teaching. Curricula development for, and teaching of, workshops, distributed graduate seminars, and tutorials. Web resources content development. Deadline: June 1, 2003. Qualifications: PhD in Ecology, Education, IT, or related fields. Commitment to excellence in graduate/post-graduate education required; teaching experience preferred. Knowledge of scientific, ecological and/or high-performance computing preferred. To apply, please submit cover letter, CV/resume, and three references to: Deana Pennington, UNM Department of Biology, MSC03 2020, 1 University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM 87131-0001, or by email to dpennington@LTERnet.edu. Posted: 4/18/03.
Plant Ecologist: Within the international and multidisciplinary project "GLOWA Jordan River - an integrated approach to sustainable management of water resources in Eastern Mediterranean environments" we are looking for a Post Doctoral Plant Ecologist with recent Ph.D. The position is available from August 1, 2003 for an initial period of two years, and with a potential of extension of other two years. The position opens at the working group of Dr. Marcelo Sternberg at the Department of Plant Sciences of Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel. We are looking for a highly motivated field ecologist who is interested in population or/and community ecology of plants. The post doctoral student will help in the coordination of the research project with other research groups of the GLOWA Jordan River project. This includes writing reports, preparation of publications, establishing common working frameworks and verification and maintenance of data collection. The work also includes the setup and maintenance of field experiments along a climatic gradient in Israel and intensive field and greenhouse work during the rainy season (October - May). Greenhouse work will include mainly soil seed bank studies, while field work will be devoted to plant community studies. Requirements: Ph.D. in Biology with strong focus on plant population biology/community ecology/ ecosystem ecology. Proven records of publications in peer-review journals. Ability to spend long periods in the field, patience for seed germination studies, excellent knowledge of Hebrew and/or English, excellent organization skills, strong knowledge of statistics and experimental design, good knowledge of plants. Salary will be according to the standard post doctoral fellowships at universities in Israel. Please send your application until 15 of May 2003 (including short CV, list of publications and contact information of two references) to: Dr. Marcelo Sternberg, Department of Plant Sciences, Faculty of Life Sciences, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv 69978, Israel. E-mail: MarceloS@tauex.tau.ac.il. If possible, send your application via E-mail. Posted: 3/31/03.
Plant/Fungal Ecology: A position for a postdoctoral research associate is available to work on a project to determine the diversity of ericoid mycorrhizal fungi and the importance of that diversity for plant productivity and nutrient uptake in arctic tundra. The research associate will work with Kansas State University researchers Ari Jumpponen (Mycologist) and Loretta Johnson (Ecosystem Ecologist). The goals of the program are to characterize mycorrhizal fungi from ericaceous plants using morphological and molecular approaches as well as determine the ability of plants and ErM fungi for uptake of complex organic sources of nitrogen under laboratory and field conditions. The project involves a field component at the Toolik Lake Long Term Ecological Research Site on Alaska's North Slope and a laboratory component at KSU. Applicants should be available to begin work on the project during summer 2003 or at the latest fall 2003. Applicants should have experience in working with pure cultures and molecular techniques or plant/fungal ecology and stable isotopes. Review of applications will begin April 1 and continue until position is filled. For further information on the available positions contact Ari Jumpponen (email@example.com; tel. 785 532 6751) or Loretta Johnson (firstname.lastname@example.org; tel. 785 532 6921). Posted: 3/18/03.
Ecology: Postdoctoral Fellow at Villanova University. 50% teaching, 50% research, funded from August 2003 – May 2005. Teaching includes graduate-level (M.S.) courses in biogeochemistry/ecosystem ecology (Fall 2003) and plant ecology (Fall 2004), as well as participating in the undergraduate Introductory Ecology course. Research area is open, but opportunities exist for collaboration with faculty in the Department of Biology (www.biology.villanova.edu). The position provides an opportunity for a recent Ph.D. to obtain experience in balancing teaching and research activities, in addition to having full responsibility for a small number of courses, in preparation for obtaining a tenure-track position in academia. Salary is competitive. Send letter, CV, statements of teaching & research philosophy, undergraduate and graduate transcripts, and three letters of recommendation to Dr. R.K. Wieder, Department of Biology, Villanova University, Villanova, PA 19085 (Kelman.Wieder@Villanova.edu). Deadline 31 March 2003 or until filled. Posted: 2/27/03.
Evolution, Botany, Ecology: The Department of Applied Biology and Biomedical Engineering at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology is looking for a person(s) to teach junior level biology courses as a Visiting Professor during the 2003-04 academic year. A Ph.D. and a strong commitment to undergraduate teaching are required. For the job ad, see http://www.rose-hulman.edu/Class/BioMed/visiting.htm Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Posted: 5/27/03.
Ecology: We have a temporary faculty position opening in the fall. The hire would be required to teach 2 sections of introductory biology and 1 section of general ecology in the fall, and 2 sections of ecology laboratory and 1 section of introductory biology in the spring. We expect this position to be converted to a permanent full-time non-tenure track position after next year. We have a small but active research group in ecology and evolution with whom the new hire could interact. Interested parties should send a letter of application, CV and have 3 letters of reference sent to Dr. David Usher, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Delaware, Newark, DE 19716. We will begin screening applicants soon, and all materials should be in our hands by March 1. P.S. - To speed things up we encourage applicants to email their particulars and to have their references email their letters to email@example.com. Posted: 2/7/03.
Ecology and Economics: Two positions are available in Dr. Jianguo (Jack) Liu's Laboratory of Systems Integration and Modeling at Michigan State University: (1) Effects of Household Dynamics on the Environment. A postdoctoral associate or Ph.D. student is sought to expand an interdisciplinary study on the effects of household dynamics (changes in the number of households and number of people in a household) on the environment (e.g., biodiversity, landscapes, and natural resources). (2) Integrating Ecology and Economics for Forested Landscapes. For the full job ads, see: http://www.fw.msu.edu/faculty/liu/. Posted: 1/21/03.
Project Manager, Forest Ecology: We are seeking a Research Specialist or Postdoctoral Fellow for an experimental study examining the interactive effects of coarse woody debris (CWD) and canopy openings on carbon and nitrogen cycling through effects on microclimate, and the invertebrate, microbial, vascular, and non-vascular plant communities in northern Wisconsin. The project involves collecting pretreatment data and conducting a replicated manipulation of CWD addition/removal and gap creation in northern hardwood forests. The manager will be responsible for daily operations and long-term planning of research activities including participation in data analyses, manuscript writing, and leading laboratory and field efforts. The coordination of multi-investigator work plans and the facilitation of overall project development will also be expected. Candidates are expected to have a M.S., or Ph.D., in biology, natural resources, or related field with an emphasis in forest or terrestrial ecosystem ecology. However, considerable relevant experience may be accepted in place of an advanced degree. A minimum of two years prior research experience with measurements and instrumentation used in forest ecosystem ecology applications is expected. Understanding of forest nutrient cycling (carbon and nitrogen) and strong organizational skills are required. Proficiency in vegetation identification, GPS use, and/or the monitoring of meteorological stations is highly desired. The candidate must be capable of independent work and supervising field and lab technicians. Experience with database, statistical, GIS, and spreadsheet software is also preferred. A valid drivers license is required as frequent travel between field sites and the laboratory will be necessary. This is an annual appointment with the possibility of renewal. The salary range is $25,562-$32,000, dependent on qualifications and experience. For further information, see: http://landscape.forest.wisc.edu/projects/oldgrowth2/oldgrowth2.html An application should consist of a cover letter, resume or CV, and contact information for 3 references. Review of applications will begin April 1st and will continue until a suitable candidate is found. These materials may be submitted electronically to Dr. Erika Latty, firstname.lastname@example.org or as hardcopies to: Dr. David J. Mladenoff, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Forest Ecology & Management Department, 1630 Linden Drive, Madison, WI 53706-1598. Posted: 2/19/03.
Forest Ecology: This is an opportunity for someone who has finished a Ph.D in the past five years to do forest ecology research in South Africa. A Ph.D in Ecology, Plant Biology, Conservation Biology, or equivalent is required. The main theme of the research is the effect of competition among understorey plants on canopy tree species richness and forest dynamics in coastal forests.The successful applicant will be expected to pursue this research theme on a collaborative basis. Familiarity with, and/or an interest in, concepts in forest or plant dynamics, theories of plant succession, plant competition, and concepts in seed survival and seedling establishment will be an advantage. You would be based at the University of Natal in Pietermaritzburg for 60% of the time and in the Greater St Lucia Wetland Park (a world heritage park) in northern KwaZulu-Natal province for the rest. Facilities at the university are very good, with an extensive library, good computing facilities, adequate lab space, herbarium, excellent greenhouses, three project vehicles. Applicants must be prepared to camp (public campsite within the reserve, close to the sea) while in the field and work in a hot and humid tropical environment. Successful applicants would be expected to engage in all aspects of our forest ecology research. Responsibilities include (1) design, implementation, and analysis of field-based (ongoing) and greenhouse experiments and descriptive investigations; (2) coordination and management of the day-to-day activities of the project as well as assisting with the writing of progress reports; and (3) the co-supervision of Ph.D and M.Sc students involved in this project. An ability to work both independently and in collaboration with a diverse range of scientists, students, and volunteers is highly desirable. Development of additional research questions that complement this project will be strongly encouraged. The value of the postdoc is US$10 000 for 12 months (with the possibility of extending to two years), which is enough for an individual or small family to live comfortably in South Africa. Applications must include (1) a full CV with publications, (2) an outline of research interests, (3) the names of two references (please include email addresses and phone numbers), and must reach me (Lawes@nu.ac.za) by 28 February 2003. A return airfare will be provided to the successful applicant. Starting time is preferably before July 2003 but is negotiable. Mike Lawes, School of Botany and Zoology, University of Natal, P/Bag X01, Scottsville, Pietermaritzburg, 3209, South Africa. Tel. 033-2605443. Posted: 1/13/03.
Ecology, Evolution, and Behavior: We announce a competition for Postdoctoral Associate positions at the University of Minnesota. We seek applications from individuals whose research interests complement and integrate existing research programs within the department. Successful applicants will receive one-year appointments with good potential for one-year renewal. These appointments provide salary, healthcare benefits, and a modest research/travel allowance. Associates will teach a one-semester graduate seminar on a topic of their choosing. A Ph.D. is required; to apply, send (1) CV, (2) copies of recent publications (maximum of three), (3) a statement of research interests including how the applicant would pursue these interests at Minnesota, (4) title and one paragraph description of a graduate seminar(s) the candidate could teach, (5) the names and addresses of three individuals who can provide letter of reference. In addition, candidates must identify a faculty sponsor from within EEB (see list at http://biosci.cbs.umn.edu/eeb), and arrange for this sponsor to send a letter of support to the chair of the selection committee. Electronic submissions will not be accepted. Application materials should be post marked by 15 February 2003 and addressed to EEB Postdoc Selection Committee, 100 Ecology, 1987 Upper Buford Circle, St. Paul, MN 55108. Posted: 1/9/03.
Field Ecology: We seek a quantitative, field-oriented scientist to conduct research that links environmental conditions and processes at different positions in river drainage networks to species distributions, performances, and interactions. Background in stream ecology, ecophysiology, trophic ecology, or ecosystems analysis is desirable. Applicants should be capable of working collaboratively with ecologists, earth scientists, and engineers, and modelers affiliated with the newly funded NSF National Center for Earth Surface Dynamics (http://www.nced.umn.edu/). Applications will be considered from January 1st, 2003, onwards until the position is filled. Please send statements of interest, curriculum vita, representative publications, and contact information of three references to: Mary Power (email@example.com), Dept. of Integrative Biology, University of California, Berkeley Berkeley, CA 94720-3140. Posted: 11/22/02.
Tropical Forest Ecology: Center for Tropical Forest Science-Arnold Arboretum Asia Program of the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute. The CTFS-AA Asia Program coordinates a network of long-term research programs in the tropical forests of eight Asian countries. Postdoctoral fellows are sought in forest ecology and the evolution and biogeography of forest communities. Strong analytical background preferred; established record of research and scholarly publication in tropical forest ecology &/or evolution required. Field experience not essential. Positions based at Harvard University. Send CV and names of three references to: Stuart Davies, CTFS-AA Asia Program, The Arnold Arboretum, Harvard University, 22 Divinity Ave, Cambridge, MA 02138 USA. firstname.lastname@example.org. Posted: 11/14/02.
Ecologist: The USDA, Agricultural Research Service, High Plains Grasslands Research Station in Cheyenne, Wyoming, is seeking a postdoctoral research associate. Ph.D. is required. Salary is commensurate with experience ($46,469 - $72,400 per annum), plus benefits. There are some citizenship restrictions. This position is located in the Rangeland Resources Research Unit at the High Plains Grasslands Research Station, Cheyenne, Wyoming. The incumbent will evaluate how various land management practices (1) affect soil carbon storage and trace greenhouse gas fluxes in grazinglands that represent vast areas of western rangelands, and (2) determine which land management practice(s) decrease net global warming potential while maintaining sustained productive use. Research sites will encompass shortgrass steppe, northern mixed-grass and Sagebrush steppe ecosystems with established stocking rate/grazing system treatments. Knowledge of biogeochemistry and field experience in monitoring greenhouse gas emissions are desirable. Refer to www.ars.usda.gov for the full text announcement and for complete application instructions. Send application materials and references to Dr. Jack Morgan, USDA/ARS, Rangeland Resources Research Unit, Crops Research Laboratory, 1701 Center Avenue, Ft. Collins, CO 80526-2083 (970-498-4216) or email (email@example.com). Applications will be accepted until February 12, 2003. Posted: 11/13/02.
Plant Ecology: SUNY Plattsburgh. The proposed research will investigate the underlying ecological causal mechanisms and consequences behind the invasion of fountain grass (Pennisetum setaceum) on the dry leeward side of the island of Hawaii through a series of complementary experiments and descriptive investigations. Start Date: Winter 2003 preferred, alternative arrangements possible. Requirements: Ph.D. in Ecology, Plant Biology, Conservation Biology, or equivalent. Knowledge and experience in tropical field biology, conservation biology, restoration ecology, and/or experimental design and analysis preferred. Good physical stamina under hot and rugged field conditions and the ability to work both independently and in collaboration with a diverse range of other scientists and volunteers are also highly desirable. Review of applications will begin on October 14. For more information on this project and how to apply, please see: http://faculty.plattsburgh.edu/robert.cabin/postdoc.htm. Posted: 9/16/02.
Plant Ecology: Department of Botany, Stockholm University The post-doc is financed from the EU-project VISTA (Vulnerability of Ecosystem Services to Land Use Change in Traditional Agricultural Landscapes) and extending over two years. The primary task for the post-doctoral fellow will be to link plant functional traits to population processes and assess the importance of different demographic processes. The work involves compilation of a demographic data base and demographic modelling. The position also involves an overall responsibility for field data collection within the Swedish sites. Candidates must possess a PhD in Plant Ecology (or a related field). For more information about the post-doc, please contact Associate professor Johan Ehrlén, + 46-(0)8-16 12 02, firstname.lastname@example.org or Professor Ove Eriksson,+ 46-(0)8-16 12 04, email@example.com. The application should contain: CV, verified copy of PhD diploma, a complete publication list, a summary (2-3 pages) of previous research experience, and two copies (reprints) of each publication that the applicant wishes to refer to. The application must arrive not later than October 15, 2002 to: Department of Botany, Stockholm University, Prefekten, SE-106 91 Stockholm, Sweden. Posted: 9/11/02.
Plant Ecology: Postdoctoral position available October 15, 2002. Send application letter, resume by October 1, 2002 to Dr. Wiley M. Kitchens or Julien Martin, at the Florida Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, Building 810, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32611. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com, phone: 352-846-0536. Qualifications: Ph.D in Botany/Ecology with direct experience in community structure studies, preferably wetland related. Project is landscape level study determining the temporal and spatial dynamics of vegetation structure associated with modified hydrologic regimes. Expertise in design of studies for monitoring subtle changes in community structure (long and short term) associated with dynamic environmental regimes is a requisite. Analytical skills required: Plant community structure analyses (multivariate and structural equation modeling techniques). Trend analyses (extraction of pertinent variables from long-term hydrological databases). GIS modeling (coupling succession model to spatial hydrodynamic simulations). Project is multi-year effort monitoring vegetation community structure changes associated with various alternative hydrologic regimes associated with restoration of major wetland ecosystems (Everglades and deltaic marshes of lower Savannah River). Salary: 33,000$ per annum. Posted: 9/10/02.
[Position Filled] Soil Ecology: Postdoctoral Research Associate, University of Toledo. Manage research program to quantify the effects of coleopteran-active Bt corn on non-target soil microfauna in no-till corn production. Responsibilities will include extraction, enumeration and identification of nematodes or arthropods (collembolans and mites) from soil to taxonomic genera, coordination of data entry, participation in preparing research papers and proposals, research presentations at scientific meetings, and statistical analysis and graphical illustration of data. Depending on relative experience and interest, the candidate will specialize either on soil nematode or microarthropod communities. A Ph.D. graduate student will be recruited to be responsible for the organism group not covered by the selected individual. Qualifications include a Ph.D. required in soil ecology, entomology, plant nematology, plant pathology, or related field. Skills and experience using light microscopy and taxonomic keys is essential. Requires careful attention to detail and analysis of complex data. Computer and statistical analysis experience preferred. Salary ranges from $32 to 34,000 or commensurate with qualifications and experience. This position is a full-time grant-funded position. Starting date March 1, 2003 or until suitable candidate if found. Initial appointment is for one year. Submit letter describing relevant experience and a description of research interests and goals, curriculum vita, and contact information for three references to: Dr. Deborah Neher, Department of Earth, Ecological and Environmental Sciences, University of Toledo Mailstop 604, Toledo, OH 43606. Email: deborah.neher@utoledo, Phone: 419-530-2582, Fax: 419-530-4421, Web page: http://www.eeescience.utoledo.edu/faculty/neher/. Posted: 10/25/02.
Soil Ecology: The Natural Resource Ecology Laboratory, Colorado State University, is seeking a Research Scientist I. Research projects focus on elucidating the role of soil biodiversity in ecosystem functioning, with emphasis on soil nematodes, in managed and unmanaged ecosystems (for example, Antarctic dry valleys, grasslands, deserts and agricultural systems). Ph.D. required in soil ecology, plant nematology, nematode ecology, plant pathology, microbial ecology, or a related field. Proven ability to write and publish manuscripts. We require a research scientist to work on various projects. One project, which requires extensive fieldwork in the McMurdo Dry Valleys in Antarctica, focuses on the distribution, abundance and community structure of nematodes and other biota. Other projects include identifying ecosystem controls on soil nematode diversity at US grassland sites, and collaborations with scientists working in Africa and Costa Rica. The successful applicant will be expected to contribute to scientific leadership for these projects. Responsibilities include the establishment and maintenance of field and laboratory experiments, in addition to: - Supervision of research associates and student workers; - Collecting and processing soil samples to determine biotic, chemical and physical properties; - Nematode and/or soil microbial extraction; -Coordination of data entry; - Participation in preparing research proposals and papers; - Statistical analysis and summaries of data; - Utilization of computer software for spreadsheet analysis, word processing, routine statistical analysis, graphics, and communications. It is essential that the candidate possess interpersonal and communication skills for working with other members of the laboratory in a team effort. Additional preferred skills include experience in any of the following: - Identification and enumeration of free-living and plant parasitic nematodes; - GIS; - Isolation, purification, and maintenance of laboratory microbial cultures; -Biogeochemical soil analysis; - Molecular applications in soil ecology. Salary range $34,125-39,900, or commensurate with qualifications and experience. Funding secured for 12 months, other grants pending. Starting date January 1st 2003. Submit letter of interest, CV, and contact information for three references postmarked by November 6, 2002, to: Natalie Lucero, Natural Resource Ecology Laboratory, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO 80523-1499. Electronic submission is acceptable, firstname.lastname@example.org. Posted: 9/27/02.
Forest Soil Ecology: The Institute of Applied Ecology has been involved in the pilot project of Knowledge Innovation Program of the Chinese Academy of Sciences. One of our major research areas in basic applied ecology is ecological management of plantation forest which is mainly based on longterm localized experiments and observations in Huitong Experimental Station of Forest Ecology. According to the past four decades of longterm observation in Huitong Experimental Station, the problem in sustaining the productivity of plantation forest is mainly focused on the degradation of the plantation soil. In order to reinforce the ecological management of plantation forest soil, our institute sincerely hope to get qualified person involved in this field, either from abroad or domestic. 1. Description: 1)research professor appointed, 2) a set of three bedroom apartment provided, 166 m2 in total, 3) £¤2.0 million of project funding for 3 years, 4)experimental equipments assured, and 5) £¤7,000~8,000 of salary per month warranted. 2. Discipline: Forest soil ecology, focusing on how to sustaining quality of plantation soil; 3. Requirements: he must be under age of 45 and in good health condition, also he has to have Ph. D degree and over two years of oversea experience in forest soil or soil ecology with excellent achievements. Meanwhile, he has to be at leading level in his field, and very capable of organizing an academic team. 4. Deadline for application submission: whoever interested in this position has to submit a list of material before Sep. 30 as follows: 1)resume and a copy of his certificate of Ph. D, 2)achievements and publications, including 2 or 3 copies of representing publications, 3)implementation plan, 4)family requests and 5)detailed mailing address, including telephone number, Fax number and email etc. Contact: Dr. Silong Wang / Dr Xin Chen, Institute of Applied Ecology, CAS, P.O. Box 417, 72 Wenhua Rd., Shenyang, 110016, China. Tel: +86-24-23843375, Fax:+86-24-23843313, E-mail: Slwang21@hotmail.com / email@example.com. Posted: 9/9/02.
Community Ecologist: The Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Department at Rice University (http://eeb.rice.edu/) seeks to fill a Huxley Research Instructorship. This is a two-year appointment for a recent Ph.D. for research (75%) and teaching (25%). Appointments can be extended to a third year in many cases. Preference will be given to candidates with research interests in mechanisms controlling terrestrial community diversity and dynamics and/or alien plant invasions and who will work collaboratively with the other Community Ecologists in the Department. Teaching duties (one lecture course per year) will depend on the candidate's area of expertise. Applications including curriculum vitae; a summary of research interests; and three letters of reference are to be sent to: Huxley Instructor Search Committee, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology MS-170, Rice University, P.O. Box 1892, Houston, TX 77251-1892 by February 15, 2003. Posted: 2/4/03.
Urban Ecology: Arizona State University announces two Postdoctoral positions in ecology as part of a long-term study of an urban ecosystem in the southwestern U.S., the Central Arizona-Phoenix LTER. Research focus in interdisciplinary studies of urban or other human-dominated ecosystems.
Population/Community Ecologist to work in Urban Ecosystems, especially study of arthropods or birds as systems. Additional areas of focus are spatial analysis, landscape ecology, modeling, remote sensing or special problems of urban ecology.
Community/Ecosystem Plant Ecologist to work in Urban Ecology, especially in ecophysiology, or ecosystem, or landscape-level primary production. Additional areas of focus are spatial analysis, landscape ecology, modeling, remote sensing or special problems of urban ecology.
Positions begin after December 1 and are for one year with the possibility for renewal for an additional year. Application procedures, required and desired qualifications are available at http://caplter.asu.edu. Deadline is Nov 15, 2002; if not filled, the 15th and 30th of each month thereafter until search closed.
Urban Ecology: Plant, Community, and/or Ecosystem Ecologist to work in Urban Ecosystems (job # 7226). We announce two Postdoctoral positions in ecology as part of a long-term study of an urban ecosystem in the southwestern U.S., the Central Arizona-Phoenix LTER (http://caplter.asu.edu). Applicants should have interests and experience in interdisciplinary studies of urban or other human-dominated ecosystems. Applications from ecologists who study invertebrate community ecology, bird community ecology, plant ecology, ecophysiology, or ecosystem- or landscape-level primary production are sought. In addition, skills in spatial analysis, landscape ecology, modeling, remote sensing or special problems of urban ecology would be highly valued. Position begins after September 1 and is for one year with the possibility for renewal or an additional year. Send cover letter explaining interest in the position and relevant expertise, Curriculum Vitae, phone number and email addresses of 3 references, and reprints (no more than 3) to Linda Williams, Post-Doc Search, Center for Environmental Studies, Box 873211, Arizona State University, Tempe AZ 85287-3211. Applications due August 30 and the 15th and 30th of each month thereafter, until search closed. For inquiries, job description, required and desired qualifications contact: Linda Williams at 480_965_0876 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Posted: 9/5/02.
Lecturer in Ecology, Evolution, and Marine Biology: The Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Marine Biology invites applications for a position of Lecturer with Security of Employment (LSOE) or Potential for Security of Employment (PSOE), depending upon qualifications. The successful candidate will assume responsibility for some key undergraduate courses in the area of ecology and evolution. Applicants should have a record of excellent teaching with experience and expertise in the appropriate disciplines. The appointment is for the academic year with the option of additional summer quarter teaching. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications. Applicants should submit curriculum vitae and a statement of their teaching experience and interests and arrange for three letters of reference to be sent to: Dr. David J. Chapman, Chair, LSOE/PSOE Search Committee, Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Marine Biology, University of California, Santa Barbara, CA 93106-9610. Information about the Department can be obtained from the website: http://www.lifesci.ucsb.edu/eemb. The review of applications will begin May 21, 2003, and will continue until the position is filled. Posted: 5/13/03.
Lecturer in Plant Ecology: School of Life Sciences, The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia. The School of Life Sciences comprises the departments of Botany and Zoology & Entomology and is one of the largest schools of its type in Australia. The school has particular strengths in ecology and evolution, ecological physiology, population and quantitative genetics, developmental biology, molecular genetics and biotechnology. The school invites applications for: Lecturer in Plant Ecology (Reference No. 1023720). We are particularly interested in individuals able to use physiological, molecular or genomic tools to address important questions in the broad area of plant ecology. Applications close: 13 September 2002. How to apply: visit www.jobsatUQ.net to obtain a copy of the position description and selection criteria. Posted: 8/27/02.
Wildlife Ecology: A Post-Doctoral Research Associate needed (beginning in September 2003) for NSF-funded project addressing (1) how to translate small-scale observations of elk into expected patterns at landscape and geographic scales, and (2) determining the influence of spatial heterogeneity on individual movements and population distribution and dynamics. Project Co-PIs include Drs. Peter Turchin, Monica Turner, John Fryxell, Mark Boyce and Evelyn Merrill. Major responsibilities: Coordinate efforts to analyze data on individual movements of elk using GPS & VHF telemetry. Statistically investigate the effects of habitat conditions, distribution of resource quantity and quality, and snow patterns on foraging dynamics within a GIS environment from remotely sensed data and field sampling. Compile information of historical elk reintroductions and distribution. Participate in the on-going effort to model elk movements and population redistribution at multiple spatial scales. Experience and skills: PhD in biology/wildlife ecology or applied mathematics/statistcs is required. The following skills/abilities are desirable: (1) Strong quantitative and communication skills. (2) Experience with advanced techniques of data analysis and computer programming. (3) Demonstrated ability to work at the interface of models and data. (4) Familiarity with ungulate biology and working knowledge of ARCINFO technology. (5) Ability to work closely with other post-docs, students, researchers, and agency personnel in collaborative research. For more information contact Dr. Peter Turchin (email@example.com). To apply: send letter of interest, detailed resume including 3 references (address/phone/email), and unofficial transcripts to: Dr. Peter Turchin, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT 06269-3043. Posted: 5/20/03.
Wildlife Ecologist: Cooperative Wildlife Research Laboratory, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale. 12 month Administrative/Professional position assigned 100% to a research appointment with the Cooperative Wildlife Research Laboratory (www.siu.edu/~wildlife). The position is a state funded, full time continuing appointment that is a key component of the Laboratory's research mission. Rank will be Assistant Scientist with a competitive salary commensurate with experience. Requirements for the position are: (1) A Ph.D. in Wildlife Ecology (or closely related discipline with emphasis in wildlife ecology) held at the time of appointment; (2) evidence of ability to initiate and conduct independent research that can support graduate studies associated with the mission of the Cooperative Wildlife Research Laboratory; (3) skills in quantitative analysis; (4) experience with wildlife damage assessment/control issues and techniques; and (5) field skills that include wildlife capture techniques. Preference will be given to applicants who have post doctoral training, and experience working with state and federal natural resource agency professional staff and who will help enhance the university's ability to develop an ethnic, racial, and gender diverse staff and to increase the institution's potential to serve a diverse student population. Duties: The 100% research appointment must emphasize individual, team, and collaborative effort within the framework of the Laboratory's mission and program. The person selected is expected to emphasize natural resource research and management needs in Illinois and the Midwest region, but not to the exclusion of other opportunities. The individual will be expected to advise and mentor graduate students holding appointments with the Laboratory. Opportunities may exist to periodically teach a graduate level course in Zoology with concurrence of the department Chair and faculty, and the Laboratory director. There is a service component to the Laboratory's mission, and time may be assigned to technology transfer and outreach to serve the state and region. Applications must include: (1) a cover letter highlighting qualifications specific to the position; (2) a curriculum vitae; (3) graduate transcripts from all college degrees held; and (4) names, addresses, and phone numbers of 5 persons qualified and willing to discuss your ability and potential to fill this particular position. Closing date for application is 14 February 2003. Starting date will be 1 July 2003. Inquiries and Applications Should be Addressed To: Dr. Alan Woolf, Director, Cooperative Wildlife Research Laboratory, Mailcode 6504, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, Illinois 62901-6504. Posted: 1/16/03.
Wildlife Disease Ecology: Two research associate positions are available at the University of Wisconsin to work on various wildlife disease studies. Projects include a range of avian and mammalian species and wildlife disease problems such as avian cholera, avian malaria, and chronic wasting disease. Topics of investigation include demographic impacts of disease, temporal and spatial patterns of disease agents, disease transmission dynamics, and estimation of demographic rates using mark-recapture data. The position will be supervised by the Principal Investigator, and will work in close consultation and collaboration with state and federal wildlife disease specialists, wildlife biologists, and university investigators. Qualifications: 1. Masters or Ph.D. degree in wildlife biology, zoology, ecology, epidemiology, or closely related field. 2. Strong background in population biology, demographic analysis, and quantitative methods. 3. Knowledge of wildlife disease ecology. 4. Experience and knowledge in computer applications and statistical analysis. 5. Demonstrated ability in oral and written communication. Salary range: $30,000 - $36,000 per year. Deadline: February 15, 2003. For further information contact the PI: Dr. Michael D. Samuel, USGS - National Wildlife Health Center, 6006 Schroeder Road, Madison, WI 53711 Phone: (608) 270-2441 FAX: (608) 270-2415 E-mail: Michael_Samuel@usgs.gov. Posted: 12/23/02.
Population Biology: The Center for Population Biology at U. C. Davis invites applications for a Postdoctoral Fellowship in Population Biology, broadly defined to include ecology, systematics, population genetics, and evolution. The position is for two years, subject to review after one year, and can begin as early as 1 June 2003. It has an annual salary of $31,000 and $4,000 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 laboratory groups. For more information about UCD programs in population biology, see http://www.cpb.ucdavis.edu. Interested candidates should submit a curriculum vitae, three letters of reference, a short (1-2 page) description of research accomplishments, and a short (1-2 page) description of proposed research indicating potential faculty mentors to: CPB Fellow Search Committee, Center for Population Biology, University of California, One Shields Avenue, Davis, CA 95616-8755. Application evaluation will begin on January 2, 2003. Posted: 11/22/02.
Plant Population Biologist-Weeds: The USDA, Agricultural Research Service, Ft. Detrick (Frederick) MD, is seeking a postdoctoral research associate. A recent Ph.D. in plant ecology, plant population biology, botany, weed science or plant molecular biology is required. Salary is commensurate with experience ($46,469-$72,400). The incumbent will study the genetic diversity and geographic origins of the invasive weed, yellow starthistle (Centaurea solstitialis L.). The objectives of the research are to 1) Use DNA fragment pattern analysis and sequencing of Mediterranean, Eurasian and U.S. YST populations to identify the origins and estimate the genetic complexity of U.S. YST populations; and 2) Identify YST molecular markers associated with susceptibility and resistance of U.S. YST to biocontrol pathogens. Experience with nucleotide fragment analysis (microsatellite, RAPD, AFLP or RFLP), Polymerase Chain Reaction, and DNA sequencing is required, and knowledge of techniques for phylogenetic analysis of molecular data and comparative alignment of nucleotide sequence is desirable. Portions of the research will be performed in a biocontainment facility. Appointment is contingent upon the applicant's successful completion of a pre-employment suitability determination. Send application materials (curriculum vitae, statement of qualifications, name and email addresses of three references) to: Dr. Douglas Luster, USDA/ARS/NAA, Foreign Disease-Weed Science Research Unit, 1302 Ditto Avenue, Fort Detrick, Maryland 21702-5023. Phone: 301-619-7344, Fax: 301-619-2880, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Posted: 10/31/02.
Plant Conservation Ecology: A postdoctoral position is available to work at the interface of models and experiments to explore at least one of the following in California habitats: 1. The importance of dormancy and environmental variation for the persistence of rare plant populations, or 2. The controls over the success and impacts of exotic plant invasions. I am currently setting up projects on the California Channel Islands to examine how annual variation in rainfall may "favor" rare plant persistence via its effects on exotic grass competitors. Due to the institutional funding for the position, the research focus is flexible, though it must contribute to the development of my research program at UCLA. Applicants must have a strong background in experimental and/or theoretical ecology. The position is for two years with a flexible start date. Interested candidates should send a cover letter, a statement of research interests, CV, and the names of three references with contact information to: Dr. Jonathan Levine, Department of Organismic Biology, Ecology, and Evolution, 621 Charles E. Young Dr. South, Box 951606, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1606. 310-825-9259, www.obee.ucla.edu/faculty/levine. Although review of applications will begin October 1, interested candidates should email email@example.com for more information. Posted: 8/26/02.
Plant Pathologist: The CSIRO and the Cooperative Research Centre for Australian Weed Management are seeking a highly motivated post doctoral scientist with skills in plant pathology and molecular biology to conduct a range of studies to determine biological control options for wild radish (Raphanus raphanistrum), one of southern Australia's worst weeds of annual crops. You must have a PhD in plant pathology, or a related subject with a strong emphasis on molecular biology or weed science. Applications Close: 7 Dec 2002. For further information and to apply please consult http://recruitment.csiro.au/job_details.asp?ref=0819. Posted: 11/18/02.
Invasive Species Program Biologist: The USGS is advertising for a program assistant to assist the Invasive Species Program Coordinator in planning and coordinating the USGS Invasive Species program. The USGS has a significant and increasing role in addressing threats from invasive species. The Invasive Species Program conducts research on all taxonomic groups of invasive species and in all major ecological regions of the U.S. Emphasis is on invasions affecting areas of conservation significance. Familiarity with the current research on the biology of invasive species, including factors in species invasiveness and habitat vulnerability, particularly in aquatic ecosystems, will be an important consideration in selection. Both status and non-status aplicants are encouraged to apply (current Federal employees should apply under both categories). Announcement Number: HQ-2003-0168 GS-0401-11/12 ($47,910 - $74,648 PA) Close Date: April 9, 2003. For details, see the full job ad. Posted: 3/31/03.
Biological Control of Invasive Species: The Dept. of Environmental & Resource Science, University of Nevada, Reno, is seeking post-doctoral applicants (or master's degree with appropriate qualifications) to assist in a USDA-funded study of the ecology and biological control of invasive saltcedar (Tamarix) in Nevada and California. Dates: This is a 1-year position starting in Spring 2003, with the possibility of extension to a second year or longer. Salary: In the range of $2200-2750/mo., based on experience and qualifications. Qualifications: A strong background in field biology AND quantitative analysis is needed to help co-ordinate a monitoring program to assess effectiveness of target plant control and ecosystem recovery, and to collate and analyze data resulting from the monitoring work. Employee would also collaborate in experiments testing insect/plant interactions and other plant ecology studies. Experience with plant identification, plant-insect and plant-soil interactions and/or riparian ecology are desirable. Development of your own related research interests and grant support are encouraged. Contact: Please send statement of interest and C.V. to Tom Dudley, ERS-UNR, MS 186, 1000 Valley Rd., Reno, NV 89512-0013 or via e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Posted: 2/19/03.
Invasive Species Management: A postdoctoral research associate position is available in the Department of Fishery and Wildlife Sciences at New Mexico State University beginning January 2003. Research will focus on application of population viability analysis methods to the control and management of invasive species. Duties will also include coordinating efforts of graduate students (M.S. level) and undergraduate lab assistants. Requires Ph.D. (in hand by hire date) in Ecology, Conservation Biology, Wildlife Science, or related discipline, familiarity and experience with ecological modeling and theoretical ecology. Familiarity with software packages such as Matlab, S-Plus, and/or ArcGIS desirable. Salary $30,000 - $31,500 + university benefits. Submit résumé or curriculum vitae, copy of transcripts, and name, address, phone, fax, and email for three references familiar with your qualifications and professional capabilities. Provide these materials (email queries encouraged) by 21 January 2003 to: Dr. Mark C. Andersen, Department of Fishery and Wildlife Sciences, Campus Box 4901, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, NM 88003-0003, (phone 505-646-8034, fax 505-646-1281, email email@example.com). Posted: 1/15/03.
Invasive Species Management: Assistant/Associate Research/Extension Professor, Mississippi State University. This is a full time, time limited position depending totally on external funding. Responsibilities: Develop and refine decision support systems for invasive species prediction, monitoring/assessment, and management; Serve as a focal point to expand and enhance multi-faceted interdepartmental multi-disciplinary invasive species projects; i.e. projects that integrate research, education, and outreach; Seek to leverage activities to the fullest extent possible, forming collaborations with local as well as national teams; Monitor emerging agency priorities and program directions resulting from national, regional, and state policies, and position MSU to respond to them accordingly; Work closely with federal, state, and local management agencies to implement and evaluate invasive species assessment and management practices; Incorporate geospatial technologies as an integral component of monitoring and management efforts for invasive species; Seek funding for additional efforts in invasive species management; Ensure maximum distribution of research findings in scientific, peer-reviewed and lay publications and forums; Publish research and educational products in appropriate venues; Develop a recognized research and extensinon program in the area of invasive species management. Qualifications: Earned Ph.D. in invasive species management-related discipline; experience in decision support systems for invasive species modeling and management; The candidate should have demonstrated experience in working with federal, regional, state, and local governmental agencies in invasive species monitoring and management; Familiar with geospatial technology utilization for invasive species management programs. To apply: Submit a letter of application, curricula vita and three reference letters to Dr. David R. Shaw, Geospatial and Natural Resources Institute, P.O. Box 9652, Mississippi State, MS 39762; 662/325-9573. Position will close: November 1, 2002. Anticipated Start Date: January 1, 2003. Posted: 10/17/02.
Invasion Ecology: Postdoctoral Research Position at UC San Diego (Section of Ecology, Behavior and Evolution, Division of Biological Sciences (http://www-biology.ucsd.edu/bioresearch/ebe.html) to investigate the ecological causes of success in the invasive Argentine ant. Candidate must have PhD in ecology with relevant field experience. Two years of funding (32K/yr) with excellent benefits. Start date negotiable but 1 Oct 2002 preferred. For more information contact David Holway (firstname.lastname@example.org). Posted: 7/17/02.
Marine Invasion Ecology: 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 (http://invasions.si.edu/). We have a staff of approximately 25 biologists, who conduct research throughout the country and overseas. We currently have a position open to a postdoctoral researcher to conduct research on the transfer and population dynamics of coastal marine organisms in the ballast water of ships. The researcher will participate as a member of a research team and will be expected to contribute strongly to: Experimental design; Oversight of Implementation; Data Management & Statistical Analysis; Completion of Reports & Publications. Education / Experience: PhD in Ecology or related field. Candidates must have a strong background in experimental design, statistics, data management and experience conducting field experiments. Knowledge of plankton communities is a plus, but not essential. Skills: Applicant must be organized, self motivated, independent and pro-active. A proven ability to produce tangible results from significant or difficult tasks is essential. Some travel will be required. Strong communication skills and ability to work as part of a research team are required as is a proven talent to write reports and publications. Salary: $35,000 plus benefits. Duration: 2 years, with prospect of renewal. Starts as soon as fall 2002. To Apply: Please submit current CV as well as names, phone numbers, and email addresses of 3 references. Application review will be begin October 15th; position is open until filled. Applications should be submitted to Monaca Noble, email@example.com, Smithsonian Environmental Research Center, P.O. Box 28, Edgewater, MD 21037 USA. Email submission preferred. United States citizenship and the ability to obtain security clearance at the confidential level will be required. Posted: 10/1/02.
Tropical Marine Ecologist: Mote Marine Laboratory seeks a Tropical Marine Ecologist for assignment to its Tropical Research Laboratory (TRL), a three-year-old facility in the lower Florida Keys. Applications are sought from Scientists with established research records in coral reef ecology and large-scale processes affecting shallow water tropical ecosystems. The position will be filled at the Staff Scientist or Senior Scientist level to reflect: Ph.D. in biological sciences or related field, distinguished or promising record of significant research and publications, at least three years of experience in research project management and grantsmanship, and strong record of funded research, including collaborations/partnerships. Salary is negotiable. After reviewing website: http://www.mote.org/code/1/3/ send letter of interest, résumé, representative publication, and three references by June 15, 2003, to: Kim Churchill, Mote Marine Laboratory, 1600 Ken Thompson Parkway, Sarasota, FL 34236. Send electronic applications, which must include a representative publication, to e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Posted: 5/27/03.
Marine Science: UC Davis' Bodega Marine Laboratory is currently advertising a postdoctoral position. See http://www.bml.ucdavis.edu/geninfo/postdoc.html for details. Deadline May 23, 2003. Posted: 4/25/03.
Marine Ecology: Dauphin Island Sea Lab (http://www.disl.org) is seeking a postdoctoral marine scientist with experience in biological oceanography or marine ecology. This position will be funded for two years with the possibility of a one-year renewal. The successful applicant will pursue independent research but will also likely conduct collaborative research with one or more members of the DISL faculty. We seek an individual who complements our existing strengths and who will contribute to the intellectual atmosphere of the Sea Lab. The position comes with a competitive salary and benefits package, along with institutional support for travel and other essential research requirements. Applicants should send a curriculum vitae, a brief statement of research interests, 2-3 selected reprints, and the names and contact information (including email addresses) of three references to: Dr. Richard B. Aronson, Marine Scholar Search Committee, Dauphin Island Sea Lab, 101 Bienville Boulevard, Dauphin Island, Alabama 36528. Review of applications will begin May 15, 2003 and will continue until the position is filled. Posted: 4/3/03.
Marine Ecology: 2-Year Interdisciplinary Postdoctoral Fellowship Available. Coasts Under Stress is a major research initiative looking at interactions between social and environmental restructuring and their consequences for human and environmental health. We are currently recruiting an interdisciplinary postdoctoral fellow with training in environmental studies/environmental history/human ecology/maritime studies with a particular focus on marine environments and fishing communities. The postdoctoral fellow will play a central role in research which reconstructs linked 20th century changes in marine ecosystems, fish harvesting and fishing communities for the Northern Gulf of St. Lawrence and South Labrador Sea on Canada's east coast. The successful applicant will help collect and combine harvesters' ecological knowledge with existing scientific and social science information and historical archival data to achieve this reconstruction. Training in interviewing, qualitative and quantitative data analysis, marine ecology and in GIS would be major assets for this position. The successful applicant will be based at Memorial University of Newfoundland in St. John's Newfoundland. He or she will be mentored by Dr. David Schneider of Memorial University's Ocean Sciences Centre and Memorial University Sociologist, Dr. Barbara Neis. For more information on Coasts Under Stress please visit our website at www.coastsunderstress.ca. Anticipated Duration for the Fellowship: April 2003-March 2005. Fellowship includes $35,000/year stipend as well as research expenses, research space and other support. Deadline: February 28, 2003. Contact: "Coasts Under Stress" Administrative Office, 202 Elizabeth Avenue, Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. John's, Newfoundland, A1C 5S7, telephone: (709) 737-7551, fax (709) 737-7530, or email: email@example.com. Posted: 1/13/03.
Ecosystem Ecology: Two post-doctoral research positions are available immediately in the following areas: 1. Coupling of biogeochemical cycles: To study dynamics of carbon, nutrients, and water in forest/grassland ecosystems using either experimental or modeling or both approaches and to link ecosystem-scale studies with regional and global modeling. We particularly encourage innovative approaches to study coupling among carbon, nutrient, and hydrological cycles. 2. Inverse analysis in ecology. To develop and apply inversion approaches to data assimilation from field CO2 and warming experiments. The goal is to extrapolate results from manipulative experiments, where ecological responses to a rather abrupt perturbation are measured, in order to ultimately understand and predict long-term ecosystem responses to a very gradual climatic change in the real world. Inverse analysis usually requires mathematic and statistical skills together with basic ecology training. 3. Soil respiration: To conduct mechanistic studies to examine how substrate, temperature, and moisture individually and/or interactively regulate soil respiration. We are particularly interested in manipulative experiments using micro- and meso-cosms for the mechanistic studies. We currently conduct collaborative research primarily at four sites: warming experiments in Oklahoma, the Duke Forest Free Air CO2 Enrichment (FACE) experiment in North Carolina, the Niwot Ridge AmeriFlux measurements in Colorado, and mesocosm experiments in Nevada. Descriptions of the four experimental sites are available at http://bomi.ou.edu/luo. The successful post-docs can use any of the four sites for their research. To apply, send letter of application indicating areas of research interest and qualifications, current curriculum vitae, research publications, and 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: firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications will be received until the positions are filled. Posted: 1/14/03.
Ecosystem Ecology: University of Wyoming (http://uwadmnweb.uwyo.edu/Botany/): We seek a scientist with experience in eddy covariance techniques to study ecosystem-level responses to various environmental changes, starting as soon as possible. Research activities, funded by state and federal grants, include shrub invasion in the western U.S., altered precipitation and atmospheric CO2 in grasslands, biogeochemical consequences of fires and forest succession in the northern Rocky Mountains, land-use change in Panama, and use of stable isotopes in the above projects. A competitive salary with full benefits is guaranteed for two years with an option for a third. Applicants should send a CV, 1-2 page statement of research interests, and three letters of recommendation to: Dr. Pendall at email@example.com, or Dr. Ewers at firstname.lastname@example.org, by Feb. 15, 2003. Posted: 1/9/03.
Forest Insect Ecology: University of Wisconsin-Madison Postdoctoral Research Associate in the area of Interactions among trees, subcortical insects, and fungal associates. This project is funded by USDA NRI, and is part of an ongoing collaboration between Kenneth Raffa (UW) and Kier Klepzig (USDA-Forest Service). For a description of Ken Raffa's overall program please see http://entomology.wisc.edu/~raffa/ Qualifications: Ph.D. in a Biological Science; Experience with methods of analytical chemistry (e.g., glc, HPLC, spetrophometry), insect bioassays, fungal culturing. Salary: $30,000 + Fringe Benefits. Duration: 2.5 yrs. Beginning: Oct 1, 2003. How to apply: Please send 1) a letter of interest briefly describing your background and qualifications, and 2) a cv containing: Lists of publications, presentations & awards; Education; Contact information for 3 references, to Kenneth Raffa at email@example.com or call 608-262-1125. For project description, contact Ken Raffa. Posted: 6/4/03.
Forest Insect Ecology/Fire: Historically, the fire regime was the major regulator of the lodgepole pine forest dynamics in Canada, including the age-class distribution. Mountain Pine Beetle (MPB) activity is related to the amount of old susceptible pine on the landscape. We are looking for a highly self-motivated post-doctoral fellow to work on a research project of the interaction between fire and MPB, under the Canadian Federal Government's MPB Initiative. The project involves the development of a spatially explicit model of MPB dynamics, and simulation of various fire regimes on the age structure of lodgepole pine forests and susceptibility of these forests to MPB. The position will be for two years under the supervison of Drs. Hugh Barclay and Chao Li at the Northern Forestry Centre, Canadian Forest Service in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Priority given to Canadian citizens. Applicants should have a Ph.D. in landscape ecology, or forest ecology, or insect ecology, or a related discipline, with strong communication skill, statistics, geographic information systems, and programming experiences. Send a cover letter, resume, and a list of three references (names, email addresses, phone numbers, and postal addresses) to: Dr. Hugh Barclay (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; fax: 250-363-0775;postal: Pacific Forestry Centre, Canadian Forest Service, 506 W. Burnside Road, Victoria, B.C., Canada V8Z 1M5) or Dr. Chao Li (e-mail: email@example.com; fax: 780-435-7359; postal: Northern Forestry Centre, 5320 - 122 Street, Edmonton, AB, Canada T6H 3S5). Posted: 5/13/03.
Forest Entomology and Fire: The U.S. Geological Survey The Western Ecological Research Center field station in Sequoia National Park is recruiting for an ecologist with expertise in forest entomology to fill a temporary position (up to two years) to lead a research effort on the effect of season of prescribed fire on tree mortality/ bark beetle dynamics, and the effect of season of prescribed fire on forest floor macroinvertebrates. Our ideal candidate would have a PhD (or MS), an interest in forest dynamics relating to insects and fire and a publication record in this or closely related fields. Information on the position and how to apply is provided below. Salary: Beginning at $38,588 per year (GS-9). Duties: - Participates in implementing forest and fire ecology research in Sequoia National Park under the national Joint Fire Sciences Research Program. - Leads the entomological component of this study, planning and carrying out research on the effect of season of prescribed burning on bark beetle dynamics and forest macroinvertebrate populations associated with coarse woody debris. - Plans and completes surveys of post-fire bark beetle mortality patterns on multiple tree species. Conducts surveys of ground macroinvertebrate species using pitfall trapping methods. - Oversees collection of field data, sorting and identification of macroinvertebrate and bark beetle species. Runs statistical analyses to evaluate associations between macroinvertebrate abundance and forest habitat variables including vegetation and coarse woody debris. Supervises up to 3 temporary biological science technicians in the collection of field and laboratory data. - Takes the lead on writing results for publication in peer-reviewed scientific journals. To apply, go to www.usgs.gov/ohr/oars and look for job announcement WR-2003-0202 in Tulare County, CA. Closes: 4/8/03. For more information, call Eric Knapp at (559) 565-3175 (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Anne Pfaff at (559) 565-3172 (email@example.com). Posted: 2/21/03, revised: 3/27/03.
Ecosystems/Fire Ecologist: Oregon State University Faculty Research Associate, 12-month, 0.75 FTE, fixed term, starting date 1/1/03. Requirements: PhD in Ecology, Environmental Sciences, or natural resources field. Research of the ecosystem response to prescribed fire at the Lava Beds National Monument. Field work done in remote areas which involves moving across rocky and sometimes steep terrain during all seasons and weather conditions. Required application materials: letter addressing your qualifications and aspirations related to job, professional resume, and list of 3 references including telephone numbers and e-mail addresses, and copy of college transcripts (please reference Log 001-2051) to Jan Cyrus, Department of Fisheries & Wildlife, 104 Nash Hall, Corvallis, OR 97331-3803. For full consideration, application materials should be received by 12/15/02. For a complete announcement see http://oregonstate.edu/admin/hr/jobs/. Posted: 12/2/02.
Fire/Flux Research: Fire Weather Research, Water, Carbon and Energy Flux in the New Jersey Pine Barrens. Northern Global Change Program, USDA Forest Service. The work is located in New Lisbon, NJ, approximately 1 hour east of the FS Northeastern Research Station in Newtown Square, PA, and 25 west of the NJ Shore. - Refine the National Fire Danger Rating System for the New Jersey Pine Barrens using fire weather stations and eddy covariance tower approaches - Conduct prescribed burns over a range of conditions to monitor microclimate and moisture content conditions in order to characterize fuel/fire/atmosphere interactions - Develop an application and methodology to identify and correct problems in the fire danger rating system to other fuel models. Test the modified fuel model to similar regional pitch pine forest types (Long Island and Cape Cod) - Examine forest management practices and fire impacts on fire emissions and ecosystem carbon budget Position Title/Series/Grade: Research Forester/Ecologist/Meteorologist GS-0460/0408/1340-11/12/13. Salary Range: $46,732.00 - 66,603.00, annual. Open Period Ends: Feb. 13, 2003. Full job ad: http://jsearch.usajobs.opm.gov/summary.asp?OPMControl=IK2806 Contact: John L. Hom, 610.557.4097, 610.557.4095 fax, firstname.lastname@example.org. Posted: 1/31/03.
Fire Ecologist: Southern Research Station, USDA Forest Service. Position Title/Grade: Research Ecologist/Forester GS-0408/0460-12. Location: Athens, Georgia. The scientist will be a research ecologist/forester in the Southern Research Station's Research Work Unit FS-SRS-4104 (Disturbance and Management of Southern Ecosystems) headquartered on the University of Georgia campus in Athens, GA. The scientist will be a member of the Fire Ecology Team, whose mission is to develop the science base to facilitate the use of prescription fire in southern ecosystems and to provide leadership to ensure that it remains a viable option. The scientist's primary research objective- to apply new methods of knowledge management to improve the delivery of fire science knowledge to land managers- is aimed at reducing the discrepancy between fire science knowledge and management application of that knowledge. The scientist will have the primary responsibility for the design, development, and management of an internet-based hypertext encyclopedia on southern fire science, a synthesis and integration of the past 50 years of fire-related research in the south. The encyclopedia will cover a range of fire-related research topics including fire effects, fire behavior, fire weather, air quality, fuels management, wildfire history, suppression techniques, prescribed fire, fire policy, and wildland-urban interface issues. In addition to authoring key sections of the encyclopedia, the scientist will develop a comprehensive outline for the encyclopedia, identify key individuals and/or institutions as collaborators, coordinate efforts of these project collaborators, provide critical review/editing of encyclopedia content, manage the overall maintenance of the encyclopedia, and develop a mechanism to update the encyclopedia as new knowledge becomes available. The scientist will serve as the key contact person of the project for cooperators at University of Georgia, other RWUs within the Southern Research Station, and other universities and research organizations in the South. The position is a post-doctoral term appointment funded by the National Fire Plan. The position is expected to last two years with reappointment contingent upon performance and continued funding. Desirable experience/education: Applicants must have a Ph.D. in ecology or forestry. Applicants should have an in-depth understanding of fire research in southern forests, and how it relates to a range of disciplines including: meteorology, ecology, physics, timber, range, wildlife management, environmental history, recreation science, sociology, and law. Applicants must have excellent analytical and writing skills and be able to translate complicated research knowledge into a form that will be useful for resource technicians, managers, scientists, planners, regulators and policy makers. If you are interested in applying for or learning more about this position, please contact or send your C.V. to: Deborah Kennard at email@example.com, G.W.Andrews Foresty Sciences Laboratory, 520 Devall Drive, Auburn AL 36830. Posted: 8/15/02.
Molecular Ecologist: The Environmental Sciences Division of Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) in Oak Ridge, TN is seeking a scientist to help build a new line of research in ecological simulation and experimentation. We desire a creative scientist to investigate ways to link genomic-level process information to ecosystem scale behaviors. Our program will integrate theoretical and experimental approaches. Ideal candidates have expertise in simulation of ecosystem dynamics and physiological processes, and working knowledge of the genomic sciences (functional genomics, proteomics, metabolomics). Candidate will work as part of a team on current projects that are developing new simulation tools for ecosystem processes, and will have an opportunity to lead new proposal initiatives that create multidisciplinary projects involving field, laboratory, and simulation efforts. This position requires a PhD in biological sciences, with experience in plant and microbial biology with emphasis in simulation of ecosystem dynamics. Knowledge and experience of computational models of biological process is essential. The ability to work as part of a team is critical. Creativity and strong written and oral communications skills are required. Interested individuals should send a letter of introduction, their resume and 3 references, by August 25, to: Dr. Robin L. Graham, email: GrahamRL@ORNL.gov. Posted: 6/27/03.
Plant Water Relations and/or Molecular Ecology: Postdoctoral position, Biology Department and Nicholas School of the Environment and Earth Sciences at Duke University: We seek a biologist with experience in water relations and/or molecular ecology to study the controls of water transport in plants. The successful applicant can contribute to funded (NSF, USDA, and Mellon Foundation) projects examining water transport in both laboratory and field settings, including a unique cave system for integrating root and shoot functioning in situ. Phylogenetically based studies of water transport characteristics and microarray approaches are already underway in the lab. Candidates with experience using stable isotopes are also welcome, and would have access to Duke's new stable isotope laboratory. Applicants should send a CV, statement of research interests, and three letters of recommendation to: Rob Jackson, Department of Biology, Phytotron Building, Box 90340, Duke University, Durham, NC 27708-0340. Applications received by July 1, 2003 will be assured consideration. For more information on research in our lab see http://www.biology.duke.edu/jackson. Duke University is an equal opportunity employer. Posted: 5/21/03.
Global Change Research: Two Postdoctoral positions, Biology Department and Nicholas School of the Environment and Earth Sciences at Duke University: We seek two biologists or physical scientists with experience in biogeosciences or ecosystem ecology to study the interactions of global change and the environment. The successful candidates could have expertise in stable isotopes, nutrient transformations, remote sensing, or other areas of expertise. One position is available at the Duke FACE site to study belowground carbon and nitrogen dynamics at ambient and elevated CO2, with the option to work along a grassland gradient in atmospheric CO2 in the field (200-550 ppm). The other position is to examine the consequences of woody plant invasions in the southwestern U.S. and Argentina. Applicants should send a CV, statement of research interests, and three letters of recommendation to: Rob Jackson, Department of Biology, Phytotron Building, Box 90340, Duke University, Durham, NC 27708-0340. Applications received by March 15th, 2003 will be assured consideration. For more information on research in our lab see http://www.biology.duke.edu/jackson. For information on Duke's stable isotope facility, see http://www.biology.duke.edu/jackson/devil/. Duke University is an equal opportunity employer. Posted: 1/29/03.
Global Change Research: The National Center for Environmental Assessment (NCEA) within the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Office of Research and Development (ORD) seeks immediate applications for a postdoctoral research position within the Agency's Global Change Research Program. The program is focused on conducting assessments of the potential consequences of global change (particularly climate variability and change), identifying sources of uncertainty associated with those assessments, understanding the human dimensions of global change (as human activities influence and respond to global change), and evaluating adaptation options to improve society's ability to effectively respond to the risks and opportunities presented by global change. Our assessments activities are focused in four main areas: air quality, water quality, human health, and ecological condition. We seek a person with a strong multi-disciplinary background to become part of the collaborative team working to conduct policy-relevant, timely assessments. Successful candidates will also have strong research backgrounds in one of the four main focus areas. Preferred candidates will have demonstrated experience working in a multi-disciplinary, collaborative work environment. NCEA serves as the USEPA national resource center for human health and ecological risk assessment and occupies a critical position between laboratory/field researchers and environmental decision-makers. NCEA's non-laboratory, postdoctoral research positions are ideal for scientists interested in the conducting ecological risk assessments to support development of environmental science policies and risk management approaches. The postdoctoral position is a three-year, federal government, term appointment located in Washington, DC. The current salary range is approximately $43,000 to $74,000 commensurate with qualifications and experience. Selected candidates receive a full benefits package, including health insurance, life insurance, retirement, and vacation and sick leave. Candidates must have earned a Ph.D. within the past five years and must be U.S. citizens. To apply for NCEA post-doctoral positions, please send a letter of interest outlining your research focus, a curriculum vitae, and the names of three references to: Dr. Jeffrey B. Frithsen, National Center for Environmental Assessment (8601D), ATTN: NCEA Post-Doctoral Positions, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, D.C. 20460. Applications will be received and evaluated on an ongoing basis. Posted: 1/3/03.
Global Change Biology/Ecology of Arid Ecosystems: The Division of Earth and Ecosystem Sciences of the Desert Research Institute (http://www.dri.edu/) seeks to fill a Postdoctoral Scientist position in Dr. Jay Arnone's lab (available immediately). The aims of the projects are to quantify the effects of global environmental change on C cycling and hydrology of two types of native desert shrubland ecosystems; the high desert sagebrush steppe of the northern Great Basin; and the Larrea tridentata-dominated Mojave Desert. The project in the northern Great Basin near Reno, NV expands upon ongoing research of our group aimed at quantifying the effects of wildfire, post-fire plant succession, and alien plant species' invasions (e.g. Bromus tectorum, cheatgrass) on seasonal patterns of ecosystem CO2 and H2O vapor fluxes, lateral and vertical soil water availability, and the relationship of these to intact and post-fire plant communities. The project in the Mojave Desert is located at the Nevada Desert FACE Facility on the Nevada Test Site (near Las Vegas, NV) and would involve air travel from Reno to the site at approximately 6 week intervals to make measurements. The main focus of this project is the quantification of the effects of elevated atmospheric CO2 on in situ ecosystem CO2 (i.e. NEE) and water vapor (i.e. ET) fluxes and their underlying mechanisms. Postdocs at DRI have research faculty status. DRI is a research campus within the University and Community College System of Nevada, and has close ties with both the University of Nevada-Reno and UNLV. Post Doc positions are renewable annually up to three years and include an attractive benefits package. Applicants must hold a Ph.D. degree in general ecology, plant ecology, plant biology, soil science, biogeochemistry, ecosystem ecology or other related field from an accredited college or university. Please send letter of interest describing your qualifications for this position, your CV, and a list of four references to: Dr. J. A. Arnone III, firstname.lastname@example.org; or to Desert Research Institute, Division of Earth and Ecosystem Sciences, 2215 Raggio Parkway, Reno, NV 89512, U.S.A. For further information about the projects or the position, please call (775) 673-7445. Posted: 12/6/02.
Global Change and Water Resources: The Department of Geophysics and Planetary Sciences at Tel Aviv University, Israel, invites applications for a post-doctoral position as project coordinator on a multidisciplinary and international research project dealing with the impact of global change on water resources in Eastern Mediterranean Environments (GLOWA Jordan River). The project started in June 2001 and is scheduled to last three to seven years. We are looking for a highly motivated scientist to coordinate the GLOWA Jordan River Project, which includes over 35 scientists from 14 institutions. The project is funded by the German Ministry of Education and Science (BMBF) with the cooperation of the Israeli Ministry of Science, Culture and Sport (MOS). The coordinator will head the scientific integration of all the subprojects through the development of a common database and involvement of stakeholders for implementation of findings. The coordinator is also responsible for regular contacts with MOS and the German partners, development of a project web site, and organization of regular project meetings. Further information about the project can be found at http://luna.tau.ac.il/~glowa and http://www.glowa.org. Requirements: Ph.D. in one of the following areas: Meteorology, Hydrology/Water Resources, Ecosystem Ecology, Geography, Environmental Sciences or related subjects. Experience in administration and communication is required. Experience in computer modeling of complex systems would be advantageous. The candidate should be fluent in English and Hebrew, and German proficiency is desirable. Duration: Three years, with possible extensions up to seven years, starting September 1, 2002. Performance evaluation after 5 months. Part time (50%) position, salary depends upon qualifications. Deadline for application: 25-08-2002, or until position is filled. If interested, please e-mail a cover letter summarizing your qualifications, a curriculum vita, and the names of three references to Prof. Pinhas Alpert at email@example.com and to Haim Safir at firstname.lastname@example.org. Posted: 8/19/02.
Land use/climate change effects: The University of Georgia's Savannah River Ecology Laboratory (www. uga.edu/srel) anticipates a postdoctoral position to begin as soon as 1 May, 2003. Initial appointment will be 1 yr with potential for extension. Preference will be given to candidates with good working knowledge of ARCGIS/ArcView and STELLA, and interest in land use or climate change effects on vegetation or soil processes. Applicants must be US citizens. To apply, send CV and contact information for 3 references. To apply, or for more information, contact Beverly Collins, Savannah River Ecology Laboratory, PO Drawer E, Aiken, SC 29802. Phone: 803-725-8158. FAX: 803-725-3309. Email: email@example.com. Posted: 3/27/03.
Ocean Climate Modeling: Duke University's Center on Global Change is seeking applicants for a program scientist to work with an ocean climate modeling group that is focusing on the physical and biological consequences of oceanic climate change. The program scientist will primarily be responsible for the operation of a basin-scale, three-dimensional, time-dependent ocean circulation model. Additionally, he/she will be involved in the diagnostics of the model fields and comparisons with observational data sets. The applicant is expected to have an advanced degree in an earth, ocean, atmospheric or computational science. Knowledge of Fortran programming language is required. Familiarity with visualization software, such as Matlab and IDL, is desirable. This position is available for one year, beginning May 1, 2003. Continuation of the position is contingent upon funding availability. Interested applicants should send their curriculum vitae along with the names of three referees to: Program Scientist Search, Center on Global Change, Duke University via email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or via post (905 W. Main Street Suite 23D, Durham NC 27701-2076). Evaluation of the applications will begin 3/31/03 and continue until the position is filled. Posted: 3/18/03.
Spatial Modeling: Seeking a researcher interested in modeling spatial dynamics of disease spread and seed dispersal in plant populations for a 2-year post-doctoral position at Michigan State University. Qualifications: Prior modeling experience. Familiarity with C programming and/or GIS computing environments. For more information, or to apply, please contact: Dr. Carolyn Malmstrom, Department of Plant Biology, 166 Plant Biology Building, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48824. email@example.com, 517 355 4690. Posted: 3/4/03.
Modeling of Exotic Species Distribution: The Institute of Ecosystem Studies seeks a Postdoctoral Associate in ecology for an analysis of climate-based models to predict the distribution of exotic species. Experience with statistical modeling, analysis of geographic data, and biogeography of terrestrial plants and animals is desirable. Send curriculum vitae, reprints, and names, addresses and phone numbers of three professional references to: Jessica Greenstien - Mgr. of HR, Institute of Ecosystem Studies, Job Ref. #03003-SC, PO Box AB, Millbrook, NY 12545, email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Posted: 4/9/03.
Ecosystem Modeler: The Natural Resource Ecology Laboratory at Colorado State University is accepting applications for a Research Scientist position in Ecosystem Modeling. Candidates must have a PhD degree in ecology, natural resources, earth system science or other related field. The incumbent will conduct independent and collaborative research to investigate the effects of agriculture and climate change on ecosystem properties. Experience using terrestrial ecosystem models and greenhouse gas accounting is essential. Experience in spreadsheet programming and familiarity with UNIX and DOS are desirable. Must have experience working with individuals from different disciplines and be willing to travel. The position is for one year, renewable pending further funding and can begin as early as 1 June 2003. It has an annual salary of $40,000 and includes benefits. Submit letter of interest, CV, contact information for three references to Natalie Lucero, Natural Resource Ecology Laboratory, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO 80523-1499, or email@example.com, postmarked by May 15, 2003. Application evaluation will begin in May 2003. Posted: 4/4/03.
Ecological Modeller and Plant/Restoration Ecologist: The Fort Collins Office of MWH is seeking applications from qualified persons to fill three currently-available positions. Interested applicants should send: 1) a letter of interest, 2) a 1-3 page resume, 3) a detailed list of courses completed in undergraduate, and graduate if applicable, programs plus specifics of position-related experience, and 4) a list of 3-4 references. Applications materials may be submitted by mail, FAX, or electronic, and should be sent to: Dr. Cade L. Coldren, MWH, 760 Whalers Way, Suite A100, Fort Collins, CO 80525. 970-377-9410 Voice, 970-377-9406 FAX, Cade.L.Coldren@mwhglobal.com. The positions will be filled ASAP. Programmer/Software Engineer: Minimum requirements: 1) MS in computer science or related field, or BS in computer science and 3 years experience in programming, 2) extensive knowledge of DELPHI and PASCAL in a Windows environment, 3) ability to work as part of a multi-disciplinary closely-interacting team, and 4) US citizenship. Additional preferred qualifications: 1) biological and/or ecological background, 2) additional programming languages (such as assembly and Java), 3) experience with multiple platforms, 4) Web site design and construction, 5) network experience, and 6) database interfacing. Ecological Modeller: Minimum requirements: 1) PhD in ecological modelling or related field, or MS in a related field and 3 years experience in ecological modelling, 2) ability to work as part of a closely-interacting team, and 3) US citizenship. Additional preferred qualifications: 1) background in plant, soil, aquatic, or saltmarsh ecology, 2) knowledge of DELPHI and PASCAL, and 3) proven publication record. Plant/Restoration Ecologist: Minimum requirements: 1) PhD in range, plant, or restoration ecology, or related field, or MS and 4 years experience in related field, 2) ability to work as part of a closely-interacting team, and 3) ability and interest in conducting field projects. Additional preferred qualifications: 1) knowledge of the plant ecology of the Mojave Desert and western Great Basin regions, 2) proficiency in MS Office programs, 3) knowledge of a programming language, 4) interest in developing research and demonstration projects, 5) proven leadership skills, and 6) proven publication record. The programmer and modeller will be located in Fort Collins, CO. These two positions will be part of a multi-disciplinary team involved in the development of an advanced general ecosystem model. The ecologist will be located in Bishop, CA. Employment will be with a firm sub-contracting to MWH on a large ecological project in the Owens Valley relating to 1) investigating linkages between vegetation and groundwater, 2) factors controlling the dynamics of the major plant species of the area, 3) monitoring vegetation dynamics, and 4) restoration of upland, riparian, and wetland plant communities. Posted: 1/22/03.
Ecosystem Modelling: A highly motivated two-year postdoctoral fellow is sought to undertake an ongoing research project of developing and implementing the TRIPLEX model (Ecological Modelling, 153: 109-130, 2002), a generic hybrid model for predicting forest growth and carbon and nitrogen dynamics, to quantify the effects of climate change on Ontario’s boreal forest carbon budgets at high spatial resolution as well as implementing new algorithms for accounting the effects of climate change and fire disturbance on boreal forest ecosystem productivity and carbon dynamics. Additional duties include maintaining and developing data sets, providing computer programming, preparation of progress reports, peer-reviewed manuscripts and other technical supports. This project is part of an ongoing cooperative study supported by the Canadian Foundation for Climate and Atmospheric Sciences, Fluxnet-Canada (http://www.fluxnet-canada.ca), Climate Change Program of Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources, and Lakehead University. Co-advisor for this project: Dr. Qinglai Dang (http://giant.lakeheadu.ca/~qdang/). The successful applicant should possess expertise in the field measurements, data synthesis, and biogeochemical modeling, and be able to conduct independent research in the context of the emerging field of climate change, carbon cycles, and fire disturbance. Applicant must have a Ph.D. in biology, forestry, ecology, geography, atmospheric sciences, or a related natural resource discipline prior to the position start date, and excellent quantitative skills and computer program languages (e.g., C or C++). Solid background in forestry and ecological modeling is essential. Knowledge of GIS and remote sensing and spatially explicit modeling required. Research will be conducted at the Ontario Forest Research Institute, Ministry of Natural Resources, Sault Ste. Marie, or Lakehead University, Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada. The salary will be commensurate with qualifications. Initial appointment will be for one year, the renewal of the appointment is contingent on performance and funding. The expected start date is December 1, 2002 (or as soon as possible). A later start date can be negotiated. Review will start October 20, 2002 and continue until the position is filled. Application: A letter indicating research interests and qualifications for the position, resume, and three references (must be sent by referees) should be submitted to: Changhui Peng, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Institute of Atmospheric Sciences, College of Earth Systems, South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, 501 E.St. Joseph, Rapid City, SD 57701-3995, USA. Tel: (605) 394-1996; Fax: (605) 394-6061; E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Posted: 10/7/02.
Coastal Ecosystem Modeling: Dauphin Island Sea Lab (DISL), the marine research facility for 22 colleges and universities in the state of Alabama, is seeking a postdoctoral marine scientist with experience in mathematical modeling of coastal ecosystems. This position will be funded for two years with the possibility of a one year renewal. Relevant experience could include, for example, research on nutrient or energy flux through marine or estuarine food webs, but other areas will also be considered. The successful applicant will pursue independent research but will also be expected to conduct collaborative research with one or more members of the DISL faculty. The position comes with a competitive salary and benefits package along with institutional support for travel and other essential research requirements. For additional details on DISL, its academic programs and faculty research interests see http://www.disl.org. Applicants should send a curriculum vitae, a brief statement of research interests, 2-3 selected reprints, and the names and contact information (including email addresses) for three references to: Dr. John F. Valentine, Marine Scientist Search Committee, Dauphin Island Sea Lab, 101 Bienville Boulevard, Dauphin Island, Alabama 36528. Review of applicants will begin December 1, 2002 and will continue until the position is filled. Posted: 9/18/02.
Agroecosystem Modeling: This position requires a person with training in ecosystem ecology who has experience or interests in modeling and studying fundamental processes in managed ecosystems. The ability to think broadly and work across disciplines is necessary. Excellent written and verbal communication skills are required. The primary focus for the first year will be to use meta-analysis linked to modeling to develop a synthesis of the extensive literature published on C and N cycling processes in agricultural systems. This approach will be used to understand complex, non-linear interactions and to predict the impact of changes in management practices on primary productivity, yields and global biogeochemical cycles. For instance, one specific scenario that will be investigated is the impact of substituting biological N-fixation for mineral N fertilizer on global N and C budgets and harvested biomass. In addition to working with L. Drinkwater at Cornell University, the post-doc will spend time at the Center for Complex Systems, University of New Hampshire under the supervision of Changsheng Li who developed the Denitrification-Decomposition model. For project overview, contact Laurie Drinkwater. Consideration of applications will begin on September 30, 2002 and continue until position is filled. Starting Date: November 15, 2002. This is a one-year appointment with the possibility for extension. To Apply: Send a letter of application summarizing how you meet the qualifications, a curriculum vitae, and the name, address, email address, and telephone number for three references to: Dr. Laurie E. Drinkwater, Department of Horticulture, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853. Contact prior to submitting an application is encouraged (607-255-9408 or email@example.com). Posted: 9/6/02.
Ecosystem Modeling: see http://www.ag.unr.edu/coa/Employment/03_02_ERS_02.htm for complete announcement. The Postdoctoral Fellow will have primary responsibilities to provide cross-site comparisons and integration expertise for a multi-disciplinary rangeland ecology research project and to develop their own research study that complements the overall project. The project's overall goal is to identify concepts and management strategies to control the spreading dominance of the invasive annual cheatgrass, Bromus tectorum, and to restore native plants and biodiversity on northern Great Basin rangelands. Consideration of applications will begin on September 13, 2002. Starting Date: November 1, 2002. Application Procedure: Send a letter of application summarizing how you meet the qualifications, a curriculum vitae, and the name, address, email address, and telephone number for three references to: Robert S. Nowak Dept. of Environmental & Resource Sciences / MS 370 University of Nevada, Reno, NV 89557 For additional information, contact: Bob Nowak (775-784-1656) firstname.lastname@example.org or Jean Freestone (775-784-4020) email@example.com. Posted: 8/23/02.
Landscape/Ecosystem Ecology: The Landscape Ecology & Ecosystem Science (LEES) lab of the Department of Earth, Ecological, & Environmental Sciences (EEES) at the University of Toledo anticipates having 1-2 openings for a Postdoctoral Research Associate with experience in GIS, spatial modeling, landscape and fire ecology and strong commitment to the dept. project. When approved, this position will be renewable for up to three years and carry a salary of $35,000 to $38,000 per year. This multi-disciplinary project will quantify ecosystem function at the landscape level in several landscapes. Ph.D. required in related field. To apply, submit CV and a short narrative summary of your research experience to The University of Toledo, Toledo, OH 43606-3390, Dept. of EEES, MS 604 or E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or Fax: 419-530-4421. Please use only one method of application. For full consideration your application should be received by July 29, 2002. Posted: 7/17/02.
Grazing Land Ecology: We are planning to hire a support scientist (MS/PhD or equivalent experience) at the University Park, PA USDA-ARS Pasture Systems and Watershed Management Research Unit. Position: Agronomist, GS-0471-09/11. Announcement Number: ARS-X2E-2561. Salary: $37,428 - $58,867 per year. The incumbent will coordinate the design, implementation, operation, and data of the different projects that make up the grazing land ecology research program. Duties will include: developing and implementing experimental plans to determine how to best manage and introduce indigenous plants in the pasture ecosystem; planning details of, selecting appropriate methods and procedures for, and carrying out tests and experiments within prescribed approaches; developing alternative methodologies coordinating the design, implementation, operation, and data collection and management of the different programs to analyze and characterize plant communities in grazing lands; and to provide expertise in statistical analysis and computer hardware and software support to scientists and support staff. The full announcement is at: http://jsearch.usajobs.opm.gov/summary.asp?OPMControl=IH2261. Closing Date: 11/21/02. Posted: 9/24/02.
Restoration/Landscape Ecology: Everglades Restoration Spatial Decision Support Systems. Salary $35,000. Duration: two years. The goal of this post-doctoral fellowship is to assist in the synthesis of research focused on Everglades restoration with strong emphasis on studies conducted under the Critical Ecosystems Studies Initiative program (CESI). The fellow will work with research ecologist and GIS personnel at the University of Florida Ft Lauderdale Research and Education Center and be part of a multidisciplinary group of specialists at the South Florida Natural Resources Center (SFNRC), Everglades National Park, Homestead, FL. Research now underway by the SFNRC and their cooperators includes assessing and measuring the relationship between water management and the spatial and temporal distribution of vegetation, bird, fish, aquatic invertebrate, reptile, mammal, and amphibian populations and their habitats. The work encompasses a broad area of freshwater wetlands, peat ridge and slough habitats, and coastal and marine habitats in Everglades National Park, Big Cypress Preserve, and Biscayne National Park. The post-doctoral fellow will be responsible for Design and development of GIS based DSS for use by SFNRC assessment staff for synthesis of CESI funded research on a specific habitat or species that might be used as an indicator species of environmental change following alterations in hydrologic management plans, multi-species assessment of biological diversity and ecological integrity, analysis of applicability of CESI research towards goals of restoration projects, effects of altered water regimes on wetland plant and animal communities using a method of rapid assessment such as, but not limited to, Habitat Suitability Models, and additional analyses that meet the assessment team needs to assist Everglades restoration decision-making. Applicant should have a doctorial degree in Ecology, Environmental Science, Geography or a related natural resource field and experience with GIS and habitat modeling. The incumbent will be required to synthesis disparate information across many scales of study making that information assessable to policy-makers. A working understanding of landscape ecology principles, uncertainty analyses as applied to spatial data sets, and decision support analyses is desirable. Demonstrated writing skills are required. Please send letter of interest, and CV by mail or e-mail no later than July 1, 2003 to (electronic submission is preferred): Dr Leonard Pearlstine, University of Florida-IFAS, 3205 College Ave., Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, 33314-7799. email@example.com. Posted: 5/20/03.
Restoration Ecologist: USGS, Forest & Rangeland Ecosystem Science Center, Snake River Field Station, Boise, ID. Closing Date: 8/19/2002. Salary Range: $45,285-58,867 per year. Term Appointment, may be extended up to 4 yrs. Series & Grade: GS-0408-11. Announcement Number: USGS-W-02-208 (Please use this number on your application). Description of Position: The research assignment shall integrate with existing research and will coordinate with future research conducted under the Coordinated Intermountain Restoration Project (CIRP). The research program should address the research needs within the CIRP strategic plan with special emphasis on defining abiotic and biotic thresholds that determine ecosystem recovery potential and the alternative states that may occur once a threshold is crossed. The research should aid land managers in determining when they need to restore or rehabilitate communities and when they might anticipate that the native community has sufficient resiliency to recover without active manipulations to plant community or ecosystem properties. Studies may include soil physical and chemical properties that affect decomposition and nutrient cycling; and the effects of plant community composition on community recovery following disturbances. The incumbent will serve as a member of the CIRP research team and also as team leader for individual research projects on which she/he is the principle investigator. This may require compiling a team of collaborating scientists, technicians, or graduate students to assist in various aspects of the project. Required: 1) Ability to plan and conduct a field-based research program for identifying abiotic and biotic thresholds that determine ecosystem recovery potential and the alternative states that may occur once a threshold is crossed. 2) Knowledge of resource issues or problems facing rangeland and restoration managers in shrub-grassland ecosystems of the northern Great Basin, Columbia Basin and Snake River Plateau. 3) Ability to successfully propose, implement and publish results from one or more plant ecology or ecosystem research studies. 4) Ability to collaborate with scientists from other disciplines to answer rangeland or aridland ecology or management questions. 5) Ability to communicate scientific results and management implications from research studies to scientists, managers, resource users and conservation representatives, through oral presentations, classes, workshops, field tours, and publications. How to Apply: See application information and full job announcement at http://www.usajobs.opm.gov/ For questions regarding the position contact: Dr. David A. Pyke, 541-750-7334, firstname.lastname@example.org. For questions about the application process contact: Audrey Tsujita, 650-329-4952, email@example.com. Posted: 7/24/02.
Forest Productivity: Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Research Fellowship position in tree-ring analysis and forest productivity research at the Northern Forestry Centre, Canadian Forest Service, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. The successful candidate will be working primarily on the project entitled "Tree-ring based estimation of spatial and temporal variation in forest productivity across Canada". He or she will analyse the temporal variation in biomass accumulation rates over a large spatial scale for different forest regions across Canada and estimate inter-annual variation in biomass productivity to contribute to empirical models. The analyses of forest productivity will be carried out in conjunction with a national project on Canada's National Forest Carbon Monitoring, Accounting and Reporting System (Drs. Kurz and Apps, PFC, Victoria) of which the team at the Northern Forestry Centre is an integral part. Candidates should have demonstrated expertise in quantitative data base management, time series analyses, and the estimation of biomass dynamics using growth increment data. A completed (or imminent) Ph.D. in tree ring research or a closely related field is required. Applicants should submit their letter of application, a resume (including a list of publications) and statement of research interests to: Dr. Jag Bhatti, Northern Forestry Centre, 5320 122nd Street, Edmonton, AB, Canada, T6H 3S5, or email: Jbhatti@NRCAN.GC.Ca. Review will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Start date June 2003 at earliest and by September 2003 at latest. Posted: 3/18/03.
Forestry and Insect Conservation: Two Postdoctoral positions open at the Department of Animal Ecology, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences. The importance of dead wood quality and the spatial distribution of dead wood for the preservation of threatened insects. Full job ad. The two postdoc positions are available for one year with a possibility for prolongation of one additional year. Applicants should have a solid ecological background, for example a PhD in biology or forestry. Experience in conservation biology and knowledge of saproxylic insects and wood fungi is valuable but not necessary. Application deadline is 24 February 2003. For further information contact Joakim Hjältén (Joakim.Hjalten@szooek.slu.se, Phone +46- (0)90-786 6604). Posted: 2/12/03.
Silviculture and Forest Ecology: The Washington Department of Natural Resources is seeking candidates to fill current and future scientist positions. For job and application information please go to http://hr.dop.wa.gov/statejobs/bulletins/CURRENT/12457ocs.htm or go to DNR's job site at www.wa.gov/dnr/jobs. Screening begins November 1, 2002. Salary range $3,215-$4,115 per month. Natural Resource Scientist 2 recruitment # 1-2-457-oc-s. More info: Jody Flynn, 360-902-1134, firstname.lastname@example.org. Posted: 10/22/02.
Forest Stewardship Research Scientist: Tall Timbers Research Station invites applications from scientists interested in developing a program of research and extension in forestry. The program will focus on applied, management-oriented aspects of southern pine ecology in the Red Hills Physiographic Province and the Southeastern Coastal Plain. This scientist will cooperate with other staff scientists and the Red Hills Conservation Staff to develop an interdisciplinary program. Applicants must have an earned Ph.D. or equivalent in Forestry, Forest Ecology, Conservation Biology or closely related field. Opportunities exist for university affiliation and serving on graduate student committees. Submit letter of interest, vitae, university transcripts and a list of four references with contact information to: Dr. Ron Masters, Director of Research, Tall Timbers Research Station, 13093 Henry Beadel Drive, Tallahassee, FL 32312-0918. Review of applications will begin March 10, 2003, and continue until an acceptable applicant is found. Telephone: (850) 893-4153; FAX: (850) 668-7781. Website: www.talltimbers.org. Posted: 10/11/02, revised: 1/9/03.
Research Forester: USDA Forest Service, North Central Research Station, Columbia, Missouri. Recruitment Notice No. NC-DEMO-02-31, Research Forester, GS-460-12/13, starting salary $54,275 - $64,542, The scientist will plan and conduct research on the silviculture and ecology of central hardwood forests, woodlands, and savannas in the Midwest. Contact: Peggy Castillo for application information; email: email@example.com; Phone: (651) 649-5026; Frank Thompson for information on position; email address: firstname.lastname@example.org ; Phone (573) 875-5341 extn. 224. Applications must be postmarked by September 25, 2002. Posted: 9/6/02.
Forest Landscape Ecology: A postdoctoral position will be available shortly at the Forest Landscape Ecology Laboratory, Ontario Forest Research Institute, Ministry of Natural Resources, Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, Canada. It will be for 2 years initially, with the possibility of a 2-yr. extension. The project goal is to test and calibrate a spatial forest cover transition matrix component of a boreal forest landscape dynamics model. The main responsibilities of the post doctoral researcher include developing the experimental design, formulating spatially explicit null hypotheses using the semi-Markov transition matrices, and testing the model against the already complied extensive spatial database of historical forest cover (based on aerial photographs) in boreal Ontario, Canada. Based on the success of the testing stage, it will be possible to secure funding to revise the model. Qualifications: A recent Ph.D. in Quantitative Ecology, Landscape Ecology, Spatial Statistics or a related field. Just-about-done is acceptable. Excellent quantitative, statistical, spatial modeling, and computing skills are essential. Good working knowledge of ARCGIS/ArcView and VB/C++ is necessary. The salary will be competitive, based on the qualification and experience. Send a letter of intent listing your qualifications including the Ph.D. dissertation title (and expected completion date if JABD) and the earliest possible start date by e-mail to email@example.com. You may also mail your CV and relevant reprints to: Dr. Ajith H. Perera, Ontario Forest Research Institute, 1235 Queen St. East, Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario P6A 2E5, Canada. Posted: 2/20/03.
Forest Landscape Modeling: The Adaptive Management Experiment (AME) Team (http://www.ameteam.ca/) is seeking a versatile and motivated Post Doctoral Fellow to assist in the development of spatial and aggregated dynamic models of boreal forest landscapes, and to apply the models to evaluate management and policy options. Key qualifications are: completion of a Ph. D. within the past three years in forest or landscape ecology, conservation biology or closely related fields; interest in applied forest management, especially active adaptive management; familiarity with C, C++, and Visual Basic programming languages; strong integration and quantitative skills; and strong written and verbal communication skills. The Fellowship will be located at the University of Alberta. Deadline: August 9, 2002. The 2-3 year position will commence as soon as possible after a suitable candidate has been found. For the full job ad, see http://www.ameteam.ca/PDF%20opportunity.pdf. Posted: 7/16/02.
Quantitative Modeling of Terrestrial Nutrient Cycles: The Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs and the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at Princeton University invite applications for a post-doctoral research appointment to work in the area of quantitative modeling of terrestrial nutrient cycles. The primary focus of the research will be on the climate dependency of terrestrial nitrogen in agronomic and forested systems. The applicant will lead the integration of the nitrogen cycle into a new global model of the terrestrial biosphere. The resulting model will be used to study the impacts of climate change on nutrient loading and eutrophication in coastal ecosystems, and various policy options stemming from the improved modeling of nitrogen. Led by Professors Michael Oppenheimer and Lars Hedin, the applicant will work as part of an interdisciplinary team of ecologists, physical and biological oceanographers, and atmospheric scientists (including those at the Princeton Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory). Candidates should possess a Ph.D. in a relevant area of environmental science. Experience with numerical modeling, high performance parallel computing and data visualization is highly desirable. An interest in exploring the policy implications of scientific models is also desirable. Appointment is for a minimum of one year with the possibility of renewal. A competitive salary commensurate with experience, and excellent benefits are offered. Application deadline is July 1, 2003. Please send expressions of interest and a c.v. to: Geraldine Rhodes, 447a Robertson Hall, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ 08544-1013 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org. You must indicate in your email subject line the job title: Quantitative Modeling of Terrestrial Nutrient Cycles. Posted: 5/27/03.
Earth Systems Science: A three year Post Doctoral Fellow position is available to join a multi-disciplinary project in CSIRO working at the intersection of three disciplines; atmospheric transport and trace gas concentration, terrestrial biogeochemistry and remote sensing, to develop multiple constraints data assimilation (inverse) methods of parameter estimation in models of the carbon cycle. Applicants should have a PhD with experience in at least one of the following areas: Inverse analysis, applied mathematics, terrestrial biophysics, micro-meteorology, atmospheric trace gas modeling or computer simulation of terrestrial biogeochemistry. The preferred candidate will demonstrate knowledge about the application of inverse methods (eg. to remote sensing problems). Previous experience with terrestrial biogeochemistry as it relates to the global carbon cycle and a demonstrated capacity to work on projects of an interdisciplinary nature would also be advantageous but is not essential. Due to the inter-disciplinary nature of the project, the appointee will be based part of the time in Canberra and part of the time in Melbourne. The appointee will also be expected to partake in general CSIRO activities (seminars, workshops etc) and collaborate with the accompanying post-doctoral fellow appointment in remote sensing data processing. Further details available here and here. Close Date: 27 Apr 2003. Posted: 4/8/03.
Biogeochemistry: Department of Environmental and Resource Sciences, University of Nevada Post-Doctoral Research position to work on two projects: 1) Phosphorus cycling and inputs in Lake Tahoe and 2) C and N cycling in desert crust communities of the Mojave Desert. Experience in aquatic biogeochemistry will be preferred. Candidate should be a U.S. or Canadian citizen to be able to work on the Mojave ecosystem study located on the Nevada test site. Send initial CV to Robert Qualls at University of Nevada; email@example.com. Posted: 4/29/03.
Carbon Dynamics: We are seeking a postdoctoral fellow to work on a multi-year project aimed at quantifying the contemporary temporal and spatial patterns of C sources and sinks in the conterminous U.S. from the early 1970s to 2000, and explaining the mechanisms that cause the variability and changes. The study areas, stratified by ecoregions across the conterminous U.S., consist of hundreds of probability-based sampling blocks. Land cover and land use change information is mainly from the USGS/EPA/NASA Land Cover Trends project. Carbon dynamics within each of the sampling block is simulated using the General Ensemble-based biogeochemical Modeling System (GEMS) at the spatial resolution of 60 m length scale. GEMS is a newly-developed biogeochemical modeling system with the capability of assimilating the variances and covariance of major input variables into simulations using an ensemble approach. This project synergistically makes uses of other key national benchmark databases, such as the USDA Forest Service's Forest Inventory and Analysis and USDA ARS's agricultural census data, for model validation and model parameterization. Candidates for this research appointment should have considerable training in biogeochemistry, ecosystem dynamics, biogeography, and numerical modeling; at least one year of academic and/or professional experience in carbon biogeochemistry with an emphasis on modeling; significant experience in quantitative/statistical analysis and working with geospatial data; and demonstrated good oral and written communication skills. The successful candidate will be working with an interdisciplinary team of scientists with expertise in biogeochemistry, ecosystem simulations, geography, remote sensing, and geospatial analysis. This position is managed by the National Research Council (NRC) Research Associateship Programs (RAP), open to U.S. citizens as well non-U.S. citizens, and will be located at the USGS Earth Resources Observation System (EROS) Data Center. Candidates are encouraged to visit the NRC web site to learn more about the RAP and procedures for application. For details about the project, please contact Dr. Shuguang (Leo) Liu (firstname.lastname@example.org). Shuguang (Leo) Liu, Ph.D., SAIC, EROS Data Center, Sioux Falls, SD 57198. Phone: (605)594-6168, Fax: (605)594-6529, Email: email@example.com. Posted: 3/18/03.
Terrestrial Carbon Cycling: The Earth Surface Dynamics section of the Volcano Hazards Team (an administrative association only) in Menlo Park, California (US Geological Survey) is offering a renewable 13-month Term research appointment to join a team of scientists conducting research in terrestrial carbon cycling at high northern latitudes. Research is focused on a variety of processes related to interactions of carbon and nutrients on the landscape, with emphasis placed on mechanisms of stabilization and release of carbon in soils. While broad sampling schemes are underway to examine permafrost-carbon-fire interactions, we are seeking a research scientist to help design measurements and experiments for refining terrestrial carbon models at a variety of landscape scales. Knowledge and skills in analytical methods and familiarity with terrestrial carbon cycling are stressed. For more information, please anonymously ftp to onyx.wr.usgs.gov. Relevant information can be found in pub/jharden. This is a 13 month term interdisciplinary position (up to four years) in the Federal Civil Service as a Research Biologist (GS-0401), Research Chemist (GS-1320), or Research Ecologist (GS-0408) starting at $61,314-$79,710 / year depending on qualifications. For vacancy announcement USGS-W-03-013, see www.usajobs.opm.gov or contact Christine Callesen (650) 329-4101. The application period ends 1/24/03. Applicants must be United States citizens. Posted: 1/9/03.
Terrestrial Carbon Cycling: The forest ecophysiology group at Université Laval (a French language institution) in Quebec City, Canada seeks a postdoctoral research associate with expertise and interest in terrestrial carbon cycling to play a major role in a network research project using flux towers and component gas exchange measurements in boreal forests. Appointment renewable on an annual basis (up to four years) as part of the Fluxnet-Canada Research Network in collaboration with the Canadian Forest Service. Depending on the successful candidate’s expertise, they will be responsible for conducting research on carbon cycling at our two flux tower sites or participating in research on extrapolating information from the specific flux sites to larger spatial scales. The successful candidate will work as part of a multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural research team including graduate and undergraduate students. Links to network components in other provinces is encouraged. Université Laval has 35,000 students, with over 100 graduate students in the forest science department. Qualifications: - Completed PhD in a pertinent discipline; - Experience in ecophysiological measurements, eddy covariance techniques, and/or computer programming for data analysis is desirable; - Good research publication record; - Knowledge of (or desire to learn) French is desirable. Deadline: February 15, 2003 or until the position is filled. Salary: $35,000-40,000 (Cdn) depending on qualifications. To Apply: send a cover letter, CV, and names and e-mail addresses of two references by e-mail to: Dr. Hank Margolis, Professor, Fluxnet-Canada Research Network, Faculté de Foresterie et de Géomatique, Université Laval, Québec, QC, Canada G1K 7P4. e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Please use "Post-doc Application" in subject line. Posted: 1/9/03.
Carbon and Nitrogen Cycling: An exciting opportunity to work on ecosystem processes within a large-scale collaborative field experiment on the effects of goose grazing and climatic warming on Svalbard tundra. Based at the University of Aberdeen, Scotland, with up to 3 months each summer on Svalbard, you will work with Dr Sarah Woodin (Plant & Soil Science) and Dr René van der Wal (CEH, Banchory). The experiment, which also involves groups from the University of Tromso, UNIS Svalbard, University of Groningen, and Netherlands Institute of Ecology, is part of a large EU funded project "FRagility of Arctic Goose habitat: Impacts of Land use, conservation and Elevated temperatures (FRAGILE)". Candidates will be experienced in field based ecological process studies, be able to collaborate effectively within an international team, and be creative in developing their own research interests within the overall framework of the project. The successful candidate will be responsible for studies on CO2 flux, decomposition and mineralisation (by 15N pool dilution). Informal inquiries are welcomed by: Sarah Woodin (+(0)1224 272688, email@example.com) and René van der Wal (+(0)1330 826337, firstname.lastname@example.org) Starting salary £17,681-£21,503 per annum. Closing Date: 11 October 2002 Further details and application information are available at: http://www.abdn.ac.uk/pss/vacancies.hti. Posted: 9/23/02.
Biosphere-Atmosphere Interactions: Post-doctoral position available in physiological plant ecology to join an interdisciplinary team investigating annual and interannual carbon, water, and energy exchange in a mixed hardwood ecosystem in northern lower Michigan. Our work combines eddy covariance flux measurement techniques above the canopy with measurements of forest ecophysiology. Our facility, based at the University of Michigan Biological Station (http://www.umich.edu/~umbs/), operates in a coordinated fashion within AmeriFlux, the U.S. long-term carbon cycle science network, and is fully described at: http://www.biosci.ohio-state.edu/~pcurtis/UMBS~Flux/ We seek an individual with innovative ideas for investigating forest elemental and energy cycles and climate effects on biosphere-atmosphere interactions. Familiarity with the use of stable isotopes in ecophysiological and climate change research is highly desirable. Start date is negotiable but preferably before 1 July 2003. Salary is $35,000 per annum plus benefits. Via email, please send curriculum vitae, statement of research interests, and the names and email addresses of three references to: Dr. Peter S. Curtis, email@example.com; Department of Evolution, Ecology, and Organismal Biology, The Ohio State University, 1735 Neil Avenue, Columbus OH 43210-1293. Posted: 2/18/03.
Stable Isotopes in the Biosphere: The Biosphere-Atmosphere Stable Isotope Network (BASIN) is a consortium of scientists studying the ecological controls on the stable isotope composition of vegetation and of the atmosphere to improve our understanding of global change. A post-doctoral position is immediately available to expand the BASIN database with results from terrestrial ecosystem studies, and to utilize these data to evaluate processes and patterns across ecosystems. The position will be located at the Stable Isotope Ratio Facility for Environmental Research (SIRFER) at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City. Opportunities to collect original data and utilize SIRFER facilities will be available. This position provides excellent opportunities for interacting with numerous researchers in the field of stable isotope ecology and biosphere-atmosphere exchange, as well as learning analytical techniques in stable isotope analysis. Familiarity with stable isotope ecology, the isotopic composition of the atmosphere, or physiological controls on biosphere-atmosphere exchange of trace gases is desirable. This position has a 1-year term with the possibility of renewal. More information about BASIN can be found at http://gcte-focus1.org/basin.html. Inquiries and applications, including a cover letter, full c.v., and contact information for three references should be sent electronically to Diane Pataki, firstname.lastname@example.org, fax 1-801-581-4665. Posted: 10/10/02.
Environmental Mass Spectroscopy: Associate Director, Environmental Quality Analysis Laboratory (EQAL), University of Regina. The Faculty of Science invites applications for a permanent research and management position responsible for daily operations of EQAL and for conducting and funding independent and collaborative research. EQAL houses Thermoquest Delta Plus isotope ratio mass spectrometers (IRMS), advanced GC, IC and HPLC systems, a gamma spectrometer, elemental analyzers and gas exchange facilities. Area of research is open, but preference is given to environmental applications of IRMS technology. Further information is available at http://www.uregina.ca/biology/ and http://uregina.ca/eqal/, or by contacting EQAL Director, Peter Leavitt (Peter.Leavitt@uregina.ca) Complete applications consist of a cover letter, CV, select publications, statement of research interests, and three letter of reference delivered to EQAL Search, Dept. Biology, University of Regina, Regina, SK, S4S 0A2, Canada, or Jill.Medby@uregina.ca, by 2 December 2002. Exceptional applicants may be considered thereafter. Priority will be given to Canadians and permanent residents. Posted: 10/22/02.
Stable Isotopes/Aquatic Ecosystems: The Canadian Rivers Institute (http://www.unb.ca/cri/) is seeking a highly qualified and motivated individual to design, collaborate and conduct ecological studies using stable isotope techniques. Currently, questions dealing with food web relationships, animal mobility and contaminant pathways are being addressed utilizing the CRI's Stable Isotopes in Nature Laboratory (http://www.unb.ca/cri/sinlab/). The successful candidate will provide scientific input into graduate research projects relating to the use of stable isotopes as well as carrying out his/her independent research. In addition, the successful candidate will participate in a large collaborative study of the effects of mercury in aquatic ecosystems of the Bay of Fundy (COMERN). Both field and laboratory investigations will be involved with most projects. A strong background in stable isotope science and a proven ability to interpret and analyze output data for ecological applications is required. The successful candidate will have considerable experience in writing proposals and scientific publications. As well, the ability to provide effective oral presentations may be necessary. Knowledge of technical aspects of Continuous Flow Isotope Ratio Mass Spectrometry (CF-IRMS) is a definite asset. Full funding for salary ($40,000 per annum) and research is available for a 2-year term, with an opportunity for renewal. Ideally, the successful candidate will start in January 2003. Interested individuals should send a letter of interest and full CV to: Dr. Rick Cunjak, Department of Biology, University of New Brunswick, Fredericton, NB, CANADA. E3B 6E1. Email: email@example.com, Tel: 506-452-6204. Posted: 9/20/02.
Biogeochemistry or Plant Ecophysiology: A postdoctoral position is available in the Department of Plant Biology at Arizona State University (labs of Thomas A Day and Jeffrey M Klopatek) to study the influence of climate change on primary productivity and nutrient cycling of Antarctic tundra. Preference will be given to applicants with expertise in biogeochemistry (C and N cycling), soil microbial ecology, or plant physiology ecology (chamber gas flux measurements, microclimate). The main research project examines how climate manipulations alter the productivity, plant population dynamics and nutrient cycling of Antarctic tundra microcosms. Opportunities exist for the incumbent to conduct additional research examining climate change impacts on plant, soil or microbial systems at our field site, which is experiencing a rapid change in climate. The incumbent will be a member of a field team working for about four months each year at Palmer Station, along the Antarctic Peninsula. Strong communication skills and the ability to help manage a 3-5 person field team for extended periods of the field season are required. The starting date of the position is May - September 2003. The position is available for two years with the possibility of renewal. Applicants should submit a cover letter, CV and names of three references to Thomas A. Day, Department of Plant Biology, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ 85287-1601 via email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or FAX (480-965-6899). Posted: 3/14/03.
Nitrogen Cycle Biogeochemistry: The Ecosystems Center of the Marine Biological Laboratory has a full-time, year round position available for a Postdoctoral Scientist. The position involves performing nitrogen isotope tracer experiments in small streams to measure nitrogen retention and denitrification. The successful applicant will coordinate the research program and participate in all aspects of the field research, laboratory analyses, data base development and preparation of publications. The research will be carried out in the watersheds of Plum Island Sound in northern Massachusetts. Applicants should have a Ph.D. and several years of experience in Ecology or a related field. Expertise in hydrology, nitrogen biogeochemistry and stream ecology is most relevant to the position. Skills in database management and scientific writing are preferred. The successful applicant will perform moderately strenuous fieldwork (carrying equipment, bending, wading through wetlands and streams) on small streams during the field months of May to September in Massachusetts. The fieldwork will entail setting up pumps and data logging equipment in the field, conducting solute and tracer additions, sampling stream and seepage water and performing detailed stream reach characterizations. Laboratory work will involve preparing samples for nitrogen stable isotope analysis, nutrient and conservative tracer analysis and dissolved gas determinations among other tasks. Review of applications will begin October 7, 2002 and will continue until a suitable candidate is identified. Please send a cover letter, resume transcripts and the names, addresses, telephone numbers and emails of four references to: Marine Biological Laboratory, ATTN: Human Resources reference code [PDS LINX], 7 MBL Street, Woods Hole, MA 02543-1015; email email@example.com. Posted: 9/16/02.
Research Biogeochemist: GS-1301-12/13. Closing Date: 09/30/2002. Salary: $54,275 - $64,542 per year. Duty Location: Ft. Collins, CO. Major Duties: To further the understanding of sustainable aquatic and riparian ecosystems involving the interaction between hydrological and biogeochemical response, nutrient allocation, channel morphology, and aquatic habitat and selected fisheries and how this association is impacted or influenced by land and water management practices. To participate in an interdisciplinary and collaborative work group, to address these issues through field and laboratory research and to develop and transfer this technology through professional presentations and peer reviewed publications. This position is with the USDA Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. To learn more about the Rocky Mountain Research Station visit www.fs.fed.us/rm/ A full description of the position and the application procedure is given at: http://jsearch.usajobs.opm.gov/ftva.asp?OPMControl=IG7607. This announcement is open to any citizen of the United States. Please contact Todd Mowrer (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more information. Posted: 9/5/02.
Ecological Stoichiometry: A two-year postdoctoral research position is available through the Program in Biogeochemistry and Environmental Biocomplexity (BEB) at Cornell University to work broadly in the area of ecological stoichiometry. Ecological stoichiometry is a newly developing field concerned with the balance of chemical elements in ecological interactions. The successful candidate will have considerable freedom to pursue field research in both terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems. In addition to independent research, responsibilities will include coordinating an ecological stoichiometry working group at Cornell involving multiple lab groups that offer expertise in different conceptual areas and study systems to which stoichiometric theory may be applied. The postdoctoral fellow will also be expected to coordinate at least one literature-based synthesis paper involving BEB faculty collaborators. Our aim is to recruit a postdoctoral fellow who thinks broadly and could contribute intellectually to multiple areas of interests under the umbrella of ecological stoichiometry. A Ph.D. in ecology or related field is required at the time of appointment. Review of applications will begin 15 August 2003 and will continue until the position is filled. Interested candidates should email a curriculum vitae, statement of research interests, and contact information of three references to Dr. Alex Flecker (email@example.com), Department of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853. For further information please see http://www.dnr.cornell.edu/facstf/kraft/EcoStoich_PostDoc.htm or contact Dr. A. Flecker (phone: 607-254-4263; email: firstname.lastname@example.org), Dr. Jed Sparks (phone: 607-254-4270; email: email@example.com), Dr. Tim Fahey (phone: 607-255-5470; email: firstname.lastname@example.org), or Dr. C. Kraft (phone: 607-255-2775; email: email@example.com). Posted: 6/24/03.
Terrestrial Biogeochemistry and Biocomplexity: The Institute of Atmospheric Sciences at South Dakota School of Mines and Technology (www.ias.sdsmt.edu) is seeking an interdisciplinary Research Scientist I (Postdoctoral Associate) to perform research in the areas of terrestrial biogeochemistry and biocomplexity with an emphasis on understanding complex interactions inherent in natural systems and the effects of land use and land cover changes on terrestrial carbon dynamics as well as biodiversity. This is a one-year appointment and may be renewable, subject to the availability of funding and satisfactory performance. The successful applicant should possess expertise in the field measurements, data synthesis, and biogeochemical modeling, and be able to conduct independent research in the context of the emerging field of biocomplexity and global carbon cycles. Applicants with experience linking ecosystem structure and function, as well as in scaling ecological processes using remote sensing and geographic information system (GIS) are desired. We seek an individual who is willing to interact with faculty and graduate students in the Atmospheric Science programs at SDSM&T. Persons interested in applying should possess a Ph.D. in geography, biology, ecology, atmospheric sciences or a related discipline prior to the position start date. At least one degree in forestry is strongly desired. The anticipated start date is August 15, 2002. To apply, send an application letter, curriculum vitae, and the contact information of at least three references to: Director, Institute of Atmospheric Science, Attn: Research Scientist I/Postdoctoral Associate Position, South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, 501 East St. Joseph Street, Rapid City, SD 57701-3995. Applications will be reviewed beginning July 26, 2002, and will continue until the position is filled. For additional information, please call (605) 394-2291. Posted: 7/8/02.
Exposure Research: The National Exposure Research Laboratory (NERL) of the United States Environmental Protection Agency is seeking candidates to fill as many as 50 federal, four-year post-doctoral research positions in multiple science and engineering fields. The NERL post-doctoral positions will be located in a Division in various locations, and will be filled beginning June 2003. These excepted service appointments offer a salary range of $46,689 - $75,057 commensurate with qualifications, and include a full benefits package. The filing deadline for the positions is May 16, 2003. For specific job information and application instructions for the NERL Post-Doctoral Program, please visit http://www.epa.gov/nerl. Posted: 3/31/03.
Ecological Effects of Mercury: The National Center for Environmental Assessment (NCEA) within the U.S. EPA Office of Research and Development (ORD) seeks immediate applications for a postdoctoral research position to be focused on assessing the ecological effects of mercury in the environment. NCEA is seeking a person with a strong background in ecology and wildlife toxicology or physiology to become part of an interdisciplinary team of researchers focusing on assessing the effects of mercury on ecological resources and services. The successful candidate will integrate with and build upon NCEA's ongoing mercury studies including: 1) developing a comprehensive assessment report of the known toxicokinetics/toxicodynamics of mercury exposure in avian species; 2) determining the impacts of mercury exposure on post-fledged birds; 3) assessing the effects of mercury exposure on kestrels. Opportunities exist to expand NCEA's focus on avian fauna to other taxonomic groups. The postdoctoral position is a three-year, federal government, term appointment located in Washington, DC. The current salary range is approximately $46,000 to $72,000 commensurate with qualifications and experience. Selected candidates receive a full benefits package, including health insurance, life insurance, retirement, and vacation and sick leave. Candidates must have earned a Ph.D. within the past five years and must be U.S. citizens. To apply, send a letter of interest outlining your research focus, a curriculum vitae, and the names of three references to: Dr. Jeffrey B. Frithsen, National Center for Environmental Assessment (8601D), ATTN: NCEA Post-Doctoral Positions, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, D.C. 20460. Applications will be received and evaluated on an ongoing basis. 202-564-3323 (voice phone), firstname.lastname@example.org (email). Posted: 11/22/02.
Ecotoxicology: The National Center for Environmental Assessment (NCEA) within the U.S. EPA Office of Research and Development (ORD) seeks immediate applications for a postdoctoral research position in ecotoxicology. NCEA is seeking a person with a strong background in ecology and toxicology to become part of an interdisciplinary team of researchers focused on assessing the effects of stressors on ecological resources and services. This position involves developing methods for assessing exposure and risks to aquatic communities and wildlife associated with the bioaccumulation of contaminants in sediments. The successful candidate will have the skills and flexibility to address these tasks and will be called upon to consult with other teams performing a variety of risk assessment research and development activities. The postdoctoral position is a three-year, federal government, term appointment located in Washington, DC. The current salary range is approximately $46,000 to $72,000 commensurate with qualifications and experience. Selected candidates receive a full benefits package, including health insurance, life insurance, retirement, and vacation and sick leave. Candidates must have earned a Ph.D. within the past five years and must be U.S. citizens. To apply, send a letter of interest outlining your research focus, a curriculum vitae, and the names of three references to: Dr. Jeffrey B. Frithsen, National Center for Environmental Assessment (8601D), ATTN: NCEA Post-Doctoral Positions, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, D.C. 20460. Applications will be received and evaluated on an ongoing basis. 202-564-3323 (voice phone), email@example.com (email). Posted: 11/22/02.
Benthic Ecology of Large Lakes: I invite applications for a post-doctoral fellowship in benthic ecology of large lakes starting between May 2003 and September 2003. The position is for one year initially, but is renewable for a second year. Competitive salaries, dependent on experience. Candidates should have a strong background and interest in ecology of benthic invertebrates and multivariate statistical analysis of ecological data. Experience in the areas of limnology of large lakes or biology of invasive species is an asset. The Department of Zoology has a large, active ecology group and a strong quantitative group. Send a covering letter stating your research interests, CV, and the names and email addresses for two potential references to: Donald A. Jackson, Department of Zoology, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario M5S 3G5 Canada email: firstname.lastname@example.org Applicants should also indicate the date you will be available. Applications will be accepted until April 18, 2003 or the position is filled. Posted: 3/5/03.
Aquatic Ecology: A postdoctoral position in aquatic ecology is available at Miami University under direction of Michael J. Vanni. Areas of interest include carbon and nutrient cycling at ecosystem and watershed scales, and food web interactions. Individuals with experience or interest in the study of carbon flow from watersheds through aquatic food webs are particularly encouraged to apply, as are individuals with skills in time series analysis. This is a one-year appointment with renewal for an additional year. Start date is summer or fall 2003, with a starting annual salary of ~$30,000 plus full benefits including health and dental coverage. The ecology group at Miami is an active and growing group, with >30 faculty. Please visit our websites for more information about ecology faculty, field and research facilities, and the Department of Zoology. Interested persons should contact Mike Vanni (see below). To apply, please send a cover letter briefly describing research experiences and interests; academic transcripts; curriculum vitae; reprints; and 3 letters of recommendation to the address below. Review of applications will begin 15 April 2003 and continue until a suitable candidate is found. Send inquiries and/or applications to: Dr. Michael J. Vanni, Department of Zoology, Miami University, Oxford, Ohio 45056. Phone: 513-529-3192, Fax: 513-529-6900, email@example.com. Posted: 3/18/03.
Aquatic Ecology: Two postdoctoral research positions at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Position 1: Anticipated start date: May or June 2003. The successful applicant will participate in research that will integrate techniques from molecular biology, quantitative genetics and community ecology to explore zooplankton species diversity in space and time. At least two years of funding are available. Individuals with experience with molecular markers are particularly encouraged to apply. Position 2: Anticipated start date 9/1/03. The successful applicant will participate in a project involving investigators from University of Illinois, Michigan State University and University of California at Santa Barbara. The project combines aspects of physical limnology, community ecology and epidemiological modeling to address host-parasite interactions in aquatic systems. Two years of funding are available. The postdoctoral associate will spend one-three months each year in residence at Michigan State's Kellogg Biological Station.
For additional information, please email Carla Cáceres (firstname.lastname@example.org). To apply for either of these positions, please send a letter of interest that describes your research background and indicates which position(s) are of interest to you, a C.V., and the names of three references to: Dr. Carla Cáceres, School of Integrative Biology, 515 Morrill Hall, 505 S. Goodwin Ave, University of Illinois, Urbana, IL 61801. Review of applications will begin April 14 2003 and continue until suitable candidates are found. Posted: 3/4/03.
Aquatic/Community Ecology: Macroinvertebrates and fishes as environmental indicators at Great Lakes coastal margins. One or two postdoctoral positions are available for field-oriented population or community ecologists to participate in a collaborative 4-year project. The goal of the Great Lakes Environmental Indicators (GLEI) study is to evaluate and integrate indicators across multiple spatial scales. Complete project information is available at http://glei.nrri.umn.edu. We are using a multi-tiered sampling and modeling strategy, integrating data collected at regional scales via satellite imagery, local scales via aerial photographs, and site scales via field sampling to identify indicators at each scale that reflect critical ecosystem process or state variables. The successful candidate with work with the team of principal investigators to compile existing data sets, coordinate and integrate new data, and develop indicators of environmental conditions applicable across the Great Lakes basin. In summer, responsibilities will include coordinating and leading field teams on extended (10-d) sampling trips. Qualifications: Doctorate degree with specialization in aquatic ecology, limnology, fisheries research, and/or invertebrate biology/aquatic entomology, or a related field. Interests in quantitative ecological approaches to testing hypotheses, and/or experience with data base management are especially desirable. Strong field skills, an ability to work well in a cooperative environment, and familiarity with operating powered boats on open water are essential. Excellent written and spoken (English) communication skills are also essential. Candidates must be willing and able to travel in the US for up to 10-day trips at a time. Position will be based at the University of Windsor, Ontario. Summer field work will entail synoptic surveys of multiple shoreline and nearshore reaches across the US Great Lakes. One year minimum, renewable, beginning on or before May 1, 2003. Send a statement of research interests, current curriculum vitae documenting appropriate knowledge, skills, and experience, and the names, telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses of 3 references who can substantiate experience and skills, to: Dr. Jan J.H. Ciborowski, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Windsor, Windsor, Ontario, Canada, N9B 3P4. email@example.com. Closing date: when filled. Posted: 11/27/02, revised: 1/23/03.
Limnology/Aquatic Ecology: Trophic status of Lake Erie. A postdoctoral position is available for a limnologist/aquatic ecologist to participate in a collaborative, multiuniversity project. The successful candidate will coordinate, synthesize and interpret data from a multi-investigator study investigating factors affecting energy flow and nutrient dynamics at the base of the Lake Erie food web, with special reference to recent changes observed in Lake Erie's phosphorus, chlorophyll and oxygen budgets. The postdoctoral fellow with work with the team of principal investigators to assess and integrate the database generated by field work conducted during the 2002 sampling season. Projects conducted by 23 investigators are evaluating 6 groups of hypotheses relating to purported changes in the Lake Erie ecosystem over the last 5 years. Qualifications: Doctorate degree in limnology, aquatic ecology or a related environmental field with strong integrative and/or quantitative skills. Strong and effective speaking and writing abilities. Interests in quantitative ecological approaches to testing hypotheses, modelling, and/or experience with data base management are especially desirable. Position will be based at the University of Windsor, Ontario. Possibility of summer field work conducted from research vessels or small boats on Lake Erie. Term: One year, with potential for renewal, beginning as soon as January 2003. Salary: $32,000/yr. Contact: Send a statement of research interests, current curriculum vitae documenting appropriate knowledge, skills, and experience, and the names, telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses of 3 referees to: Dr. Jan J.H. Ciborowski, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Windsor, Windsor, Ontario, Canada, N9B 3P4. firstname.lastname@example.org. Closing date: Until filled. Review of applications will begin 15 December 2002. Posted: 11/27/02.
Aquatic Ecology: The National Center for Environmental Assessment (NCEA) within the U.S. EPA's Office of Research and Development (ORD) seeks immediate applications to fill a postdoctoral research position in aquatic ecology. This postdoctoral research position is focused on the quantitative analysis of stream assemblage responses to stress. The position involves analysis of a variety of existing data sets to characterize the response of biotic assemblages in streams to anthropogenic and natural stressors. The purpose of these analyses are to characterize the seventy of effects across different types of stress and stream assemblages so as to diagnose causes of biological impairment in streams and forecast responses to future environmental changes. The research will involve developing and implementing innovative methods for characterizing assemblage response to stress and applying these methods in regional and watershed-scale projects. The successful candidate will hold a Ph.D. in aquatic ecology, or a related field, have strong quantitative skills, a solid research background, and a desire to solve environmental problems. He or she will work within a multi-disciplinary, team research environment and will be called upon to consult with other teams performing a variety of risk assessment research activities. The postdoctoral position is a three-year, federal government, term appointment located in Washington, DC. The current salary range is approximately $46,000 to $72,000 commensurate with qualifications and experience. Selected candidates receive a full benefits package, including health insurance, life insurance, retirement, and vacation and sick leave. Candidates must have earned a Ph.D. within the past five years and must be U.S. citizens. To apply, send a letter of interest outlining your research focus, a curriculum vitae, and the names of three references to: Dr. Jeffrey B. Frithsen, National Center for Environmental Assessment (8601D), ATTN: NCEA Post-Doctoral Positions, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, D.C. 20460. Applications will be received and evaluated on an ongoing basis. 202-564-3323 (voice phone), email@example.com (email). Posted: 11/22/02.
Aquatic Ecology: Oregon State University. We are seeking a highly-motivated researcher to work as part of an interdisciplinary team analyzing existing national-scale synoptic fish, macroinvertebrate and periphyton assemblage data. The overall objective of the project is to develop a national scale classification scheme for streams and rivers based on biology and to establish quantitative relationships between catchment and riparian condition and stream condition. Specific duties include 1) assemble, make consistent, and validate stream biological and habitat survey data from existing databases across a wide variety of ecoregional settings in the U.S., 2) conduct multivariate and univariate statistical analyses on large ecological datasets, and 3) publish the results of this original research in peer-reviewed English language journals. Position requires a Ph.D. in Aquatic Ecology or related field, and a strong background in multivariate and univariate statistics. A complete application must consist of: a cover letter describing your interest in and qualifications for the position, a curriculum vitae, copy of university transcripts, one or two selected reprints of publications, and names and contact information for three professional references. Submit to: Jan Cyrus, Department of Fisheries and Wildlife, Oregon State University, 104 Nash Hall, Corvallis, OR, 97331-3803. For full consideration, materials should be received by November 15, 2002. The complete position description is at: http://osu.orst.edu/admin/hr/jobs/academic/001-2050.html. Posted: 10/25/02.
Stream Ecology: A full-time year round postdoctoral scientist position with the Ecosystems Center of the Marine Biological Laboratory is available to work on Brazilian streams and riparian zones. Responsibilities will include leading field experiments to determine the effects of deforestation on the ecology and biogeochemistry of channels and riparian zones in small Amazonian streams. Experiments will include stream channel and riparian nitrogen isotope tracer experiments to measure nitrogen retention and transformations. The successful candidate will coordinate and participate in all aspects of field research, laboratory analyses, database development and preparation of publications. Research will be conducted in small watersheds in Rondônia, Brazil. The candidate will be expected to collaborate and interact with a research team that includes researchers and graduate students from the University of São Paulo in Piracicaba, Brazil. The successful candidate will possess a Ph.D. in Ecology or a related field. Expertise in nitrogen biogeochemistry and stream/riparian ecology is most relevant to the position. Attention to detail, ability to work as a member of a team, experience with database management and statistical programs and scientific writing skills are required. Previous experience in tropical ecosystems and knowledge of Portuguese a plus. The successful candidate will perform moderately strenuous fieldwork (carrying equipment, bending, wading through wetlands and streams) on small streams and is expected to spend extended time (6-12 months) in Brazil. The fieldwork will include setting up pumps and data logging equipment in the field, performing detailed stream reach characterizations, conducting solute and 15N tracer additions and sampling stream water and biota. Laboratory work will involve preparing biological and chemical samples for nitrogen stable isotope analysis and nutrient and conservative tracer analysis. Review of applications will begin November 1st and continue until a suitable candidate is identified. Please send cover letter, resume, transcripts and the names, addresses, telephone and email of 4 references to: Marine Biological Laboratory, ATTN: Human Resources, reference code [BRSTREAM], 7 MBL Street, Woods Hole, MA 02543-1015, 508 289-7422, email firstname.lastname@example.org. Posted: 10/17/02.
Wetland Ecologist: The Institute of Pacific Islands Forestry, Pacific Southwest Research Station, USDA Forest Service, seeks an ecologist with experience in coastal forested wetland landscapes and biogeochemistry. The position will be based in Honolulu, Hawaii, but most research will be conducted on mangrove forests and freshwater swamps in Micronesia. This position is GS-12, with a salary range of $49,959 - $64,944 + 25% cost-of-living allowance. Applicants must be US citizens. A vacancy announcement that includes qualification requirements and application procedures is available on the USA Jobs website (www.usajobs.opm.gov) and from Personnel Management, PSW Research Station, PO Box 245, Berkeley, CA 94701 (phone: 510-559-6350, fax 510-559-6352. Questions regarding this position should be directed to Dr. Katherine Ewel,(808) 522-8230 ext. 109, email@example.com. Deadline for applications is December 6, 2002. Posted: 10/17/02.
Wetland Ecology/Ecotoxicology: Meadowlands Environmental Research Institute (http://cimic.rutgers.edu/meri), Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, Newark, NJ. Experience and interest desired in estuaries and/or wetlands (especially brackish salt marshes) and contaminated ecosystems. Successful applicant will lead effort to conduct screening-level ecological risk assessments for wetland fauna at multiple trophic levels, benthic inventories and sediment toxicity bioassays. Expected to work on other projects as time permits and seek further funding. Term is 1 yr, renewable for up to 3 yrs. Competitive salary. Apply with letter of application detailing relevant experience and interests, CV and list of references by email to Dr. Kirk Barrett, MERI Research Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications will be reviewed as received; application deadline: Nov 1 2002. Posted: 10/9/02.
Wetland Ecologist: The St. Johns River Water Management District (http://sjrwmd.com/) has an opening in its Palatka office for an Environmental Scientist IV (position #43010482, Pay Grade 26, $40,102-$71,219). We are looking for an experienced ecologist or environmental scientist who is interested in working in wetlands. Prior work in wetlands isn't required, they can learn on the job. We need someone who will work well on the team, and has wide interests in biology since we have a variety of projects (e.g. wading birds nesting, impacts of fire, invertebrates as indicator species). This person will lead our section on natural systems management which is concerned with monitoring the biological success of the Upper St. Johns River Basin Project, as well as expanding our knowledge of the ecology of wetland ecosystems in order to support good management decisions. This is a senior level position for an ecologist or environmental scientist to work on the restoration of the upper St. Johns River basin in south central Florida. This position is responsible for the initiation and completion of biological projects to monitor restoration progress and achieve project goals. Primary duties: designs and carries out experimental and field studies in wetland biology to support adaptive management decisions; produces articles for publication in refereed journals and in-house reports presenting results and management significance of biological studies; provides scientific leadership in area of biological monitoring; determines project priorities and research approaches; and supervises other scientists. Qualifications include: a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in biology, limnology, chemistry, botany, environmental science or related field and six years professional experience in the environmental field. A master's degree from an accredited college or university in biology, chemistry, limnology, botany, environmental science or related field can substitute for one year of the experience described above. A doctorate from an accredited college or university in biology, chemistry, limnology, botany, environmental science or related field can substitute for two years of the experience described above. Professional experience in environmental protection or research can substitute on a year-for-year basis for the required college education. Field work experience, knowledge of statistical analyses and experimental design necessary. A publication record in scientific refereed journals desired. Snail mail applications can be sent to: Office of Human Resources, St. Johns River Water Management District, P.O. Box 1429, Palatka, FL 32178-1429. Email applications: email@example.com. For questions about the position email Mary Ann Lee (firstname.lastname@example.org) or call 386-329-4393. Apply by 8/16/2002. Posted: 7/23/02.
Microbial Ecology: A full-time year round Assistant Scientist position is available with the Ecosystems Center of the Marine Biological Laboratory. The successful applicant will be based in the Ecosystems Center’s new facility, the Starr Building at the MBL campus. The position involves leading a research program in microbial ecology at the Ecosystems Center. The successful applicant is expected to develop an independent research program funded by competitive awards from national government agencies. The candidate is expected to become involved in national and international research projects and have the potential to eventually lead such projects. There is potential for collaboration with other MBL Centers. Post-doctoral experience in the area of microbial ecology and the use of molecular techniques with a demonstrated interest in ecosystem-level questions required. Fieldwork will take place at current and new sites in the USA and around the world. Review of applications will begin July 15, 2003 and will continue until a suitable candidate is identified. Send cover letter with reference code AssScEco, resume and the names, addresses, telephone and email of 4 references to: Marine Biological Laboratory, ATTN: Human Resources, reference code [AssScEco], 7 MBL Street, Woods Hole, MA 02543-1015, 508 289-7422, email: email@example.com. Posted: 6/27/03.
Freshwater Microbial Ecologist: The Patrick Center for Environmental Research (http://www.acnatsci.org/research/pcer) at the Academy of Natural Sciences invites applications for a career-track, endowment-supported research position in Freshwater Microbial Ecology, with emphasis on ecological processes in streams and rivers. We are seeking a broadly trained microbial ecologist with interdisciplinary research experience in one or more of the following areas: organic matter transformations; nutrient cycling; primary and secondary productivity of algae and bacteria; interactions of microbiota with other trophic levels and the adjacent riparian zone. Applicants must have a Ph.D. (postdoctoral experience is desirable), and are expected to maintain an externally-funded research program that will complement and strengthen our existing basic and applied programs in: (1) biogeochemistry; (2) physiological, population, community, and ecosystem ecology; (3) biosystems engineering; (4) watershed science and management; (5) ecological restoration (particularly in the Center's Institute for River Restoration). Applications from established researchers are also encouraged. About 20 Ph.D. scientists and engineers work together in the Patrick Center conducting interdisciplinary studies of streams, rivers, tidal systems, and lakes. These studies not only examine how complex ecosystems work, they also focus on developing solutions to real-world environmental problems (especially in urban/urbanizing watersheds). Patrick Center scientists are also encouraged to affiliate with local universities (e.g., University of Pennsylvania and Drexel University) to teach and train students. Application review begins September 9, 2002, and continues until position is filled. Send CV, statement of research interests, representative publications, and names, addresses, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses of four references to: Microbial Ecology Search, # 857, c/o Stacey LaPrairie, Office Manager, Patrick Center for Environmental Research, Academy of Natural Sciences, 1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 19103. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Posted: 7/15/02.
Remote Sensing and BioStatistics: Yellowstone Ecological Research Center (YERC) is currently seeking qualified applicants for two positions based at YERC's Remote Sensing and GIS Lab in Bozeman, Montana. YERC is an independent, private, non-profit organization that is committed to long-term, ecosystem-wide research in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. Both positions contingent upon funding and open until filled. Desired Start Date: 1 June 2003. For the full job ads, see http://www.yellowstoneresearch.org/employment.htm. Please contact Dr. Robert Crabtree (email@example.com, (406)582-0447) for more information. Posted: 4/16/03.
Remote Sensing: Arizona State University announces a Postdoctoral Research Associate position as part of an interdisciplinary study of the introduction, spread, and abandonment of agriculture at six U.S. long-term ecological research (LTER) sites, with cross comparisons in Mexico and France. Research focuses on the analysis of changing landscape patterns using a variety of monitoring strategies, quantitative modeling, and comparative data. Position is for one year with the possibility for renewal for an additional year. Application procedure, required and desired qualifications are available at http://caplter.asu.edu. Job# 7423. Position is contingent upon funding. Deadline is April 2, 2003; if not filled, the 15th and 30th of each month thereafter until search is closed. Posted: 3/31/03.
Remote Sensing, Fire, and Fuels: The University of Idaho and Upper Midwest Aerospace Consortium (UMAC) seek outstanding candidates for a postdoctoral research position in remote sensing, fire ecology and fuels characterization. The successful candidate will work closely with research teams to establish the Forest PARC (Forest Public Access Resource Center), a new project of the UMAC with funding from NASA. The goal of the Forest PARC is to provide regional end-users with information, tools, and datasets to support forest and wildland ecosystem management throughout the region. We are seeking someone with a strong background in applied remote sensing, preferably with experience in simulation modeling and fire. For the full job ad, see: http://www.cnr.uidaho.edu/remotesensing/annoucements/announcements_index.htm Contacts: Dr. Paul Gessler (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Dr. Penelope Morgan (email@example.com). Review begins 15 April. Posted: 3/6/03.
Remote Sensing: The Natural Resource Ecology Laboratory (NREL) at Colorado State University seeks a Research Scientist II in remote sensing, terrestrial biosphere dynamics and radiative transfer analysis. The successful candidate will work with an interdisciplinary team of biogeochemists, ecosystem scientists, and geographers to evaluate the regional land cover dynamics affecting biogeochemical patterns around the earth. Requirements for the position include a Ph.D. in ecological, earth system science, or geography. We require experience in remote sensing analysis, radiative transfer schemes, spatial analysis, and ecosystem dynamics. The successful candidate must have experience in report writing, publications, and working in a collaborative research team. The successful candidate must have demonstrated ability to work as a member of a diverse interdisciplinary team. Strong oral and written communication skills are essential, and must be willing to travel. Salary: approximately $60,000 to $65,000/12 months, dependent on experience, plus benefits. The position is supported for 12 months from start date. Possibilities for extended support are pending. Start date: April 1, 2003. Send CV, statement of research interests and experience, and contact information for three references to Natalie Lucero, Natural Resource Ecology Laboratory, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado 80523-1499, or email firstname.lastname@example.org, postmarked by March 1, 2003. Posted: 1/31/03.
Remote Sensing: School of Natural Resources, University of Missouri, Columbia. Full time for three years, renewable, $30,000-$35,000 annually. The candidate will join a team of scientists to work on a federally funded project to map existing vegetation associations within the Ozark National Scenic Riverways (OZAR). For the full job ad, contact: Dr. Hong S. He, School of Natural Resources, University of Missouri-Columbia, 203M ABNR Building, Columbia, MO 65203. Phone: 573-882-7717, Fax: 573-882-1992, email: email@example.com. Review date: October 1, 2002. Posted: 8/26/02.
Remote Sensing of Biomass Burning: The Department of Geography at King's College London (University of London) wishes to appoint a postdoctoral research associate for 24 months to work on new infrared remote sensing techniques for estimating biomass consumption rates in large-scale vegetation fires important to the process of global climate change. Candidates experienced in the use of satellite remote sensing, simulation modelling, IDL/ENVI, and the conduct of field experiments are particularly encouraged. There will be fieldwork in southern Africa and collaboration is expected with European laboratories and NASA/Goddard Spaceflight Centre (USA). Informal enquiries are encouraged may be made via email to firstname.lastname@example.org after 8 September, or to email@example.com before that date. Application deadline is 19 September and applicants should send a letter highlighting their relevant experience for the post, a CV and the names of two referees to Dr Martin Wooster, Department of Geography, King's College London, Strand, London WC2R 2LS, UK - quoting reference W1/DAR/73/02. http://www.kcl.ac.uk/geography. Posted: 8/26/02.
Remote Sensing of Sudden Oak Death: The University of California Berkeley announces a post-doctoral research opportunity, beginning as early as September 2002, focusing on remote sensing of hardwood forest health in an area hit by a new disease "Sudden Oak Death". Specific research tasks include classification algorithms, remote sensing of vegetation stress, and analysis of high resolution imagery. The successful candidate for this position will have expertise and interests in remote sensing of vegetation, forest ecology, and field methods. Additional areas of expertise could include environmental modeling, biogeography or GIS. The person in this position will be expected to collaborate with project investigators and other researchers. A PhD in geography, forestry, environmental science, GIS, remote sensing, computer science or related discipline is required by Sept 2002. Salary is commensurate with experience, and ranges from 40,000 to 55,000 per year. The position will continue until December 2003, with possibilities for continuation after that. Applicants should submit a resume and a statement of research interests, representative sample of their work, and the names, addresses (including e-mail), and telephone numbers of three references to: Maggi Kelly, 151 Hilgard Hall #3110, Berkeley CA 94720-3110. firstname.lastname@example.org. Posted: 8/19/02.
Ecological Genomics: Kansas State University. 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 Ecological Genomics initiative 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. This collaborative research effort will cross both disciplines (genetics and ecology) and departments as well as campuses. In addition, this initiative will also take advantage of experimental manipulations at the Konza Prairie Long-Term Ecological Research (LTER) site. Research and education opportunities exist for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows in this large collaborative and interdisciplinary effort. More information about the Kansas Ecological Genomics collaborative research groups can be found at http://www.ksu.edu/ecogen. Fifteen faculty with interests spanning from genetics and genomics of model organisms (Arabidopsis, C. elegans, Drosophila) to microbial, plant and animal organismic biology, and ecosystem ecology are involved in this new research initiative. For postdoctoral fellows, we seek candidates with Ph.D.s in either ecology and/or molecular biology. Students are encouraged to apply for Ph.D. level training. For graduate studies, we seek candidates with knowledge and interest in either ecology and/or molecular biology. Importantly, applicants should have the interest and willingness to cross disciplines. The earliest start date for the post-doctoral positions is March 1, 2003. For more information, email us at email@example.com or contact Loretta Johnson (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Mike Herman (email@example.com). To apply, send your CV and a cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org. Posted: 1/30/03.
Mathematical Ecologist/Programmer: Applied Biomathematics has an immediate opening for a mathematical ecologist with extensive programming experience. The temporary position is for 6 months, from July 1, 2003 to December 31, 2003 with a possibility of extension in 2004. Ph.D. in mathematics or ecology, in combination with software interface programming experience is required. Expertise in optimization methods is desirable. Legal right to work in the United States is required. Mail/e-mail resume to: Applied Biomathematics, 100 North Country Road, Setauket NY 11733. E-mail: email@example.com. Closing date is June 30, 2003. Posted: 5/27/03.
Computational Ecology: Two one-year positions are available immediately, based in The Institute for Environmental Modeling and the Departments of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and Mathematics at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville. 1. Mathematical biologist/applied mathematician to collaborate on new approaches in spatial optimization and control of ecological and epidemiological models under the direction of Dr. Suzanne Lenhart and Dr. Louis Gross. 2. Computational ecologist to collaborate on ecological modeling projects involving multimodeling of Everglades restoration and linkages to parallel computation and grid-computing under the direction of Dr. Louis Gross. Interested individuals should contact Dr. Gross (firstname.lastname@example.org) for further information. Posted: 5/13/03.
Computational Systems Biology: University of California at Berkeley. We seek a mathematically trained Ph.D. to assist with the development of predictive models that link species traits, environmental conditions, and food web structure to community productivity and its biogeochemical consequences. The successful applicant will work with an NSF Biocomplexity team of geomicrobiologists, genomics experts, microbial ecologists, and ecologists to investigate factors that determine the productivity and resilience of microbial communities in acid mine drainage (http://www.seismo.berkeley.edu/~jill/amd/AMDhome.html). Background in microbial ecology, trophic ecology, or ecosystems analysis is desirable. Applications will be considered from December 1st, 2002, onwards until the position is filled. Please send statements of interest, curriculum vita, representative publications, and contact information of three references to Mary Power (email@example.com) and Wayne Getz (firstname.lastname@example.org). Posted: 11/22/02.
Quantitative Community Ecology: I invite applications for a post-doctoral fellowship starting between January 2003 and September 2004. Positions are for one year initially, but are potentially renewable. Candidates should have a strong background and interest in multivariate statistical analysis of ecological data; predictive modeling of species composition and distribution (e.g. logistic regression, artificial neural networks); or comparable interests. Opportunities for teaching may be available. The Department of Zoology has a large, active ecology and evolutionary biology group with a strong quantitative group. Send a covering letter stating your research interests, CV, and the names and email addresses for two potential references to: Donald A. Jackson, Department of Zoology, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario M5S 3G5 Canada email: email@example.com Applicants should also indicate the date that they will be available. Applications will be accepted until Nov. 1, 2002. Posted: 9/24/02.
Ecological Modeler: A post-doc is sought to develop ecological models of the Apalachicola Bay ecosystem to couple with physical and chemical models for EPA- funded project. Qualifications: Expertise in population, habitat, landscape, or water quality modeling required. Salary $40,000 per year, duration 2-2.5 years, available immediately. Positions open until filled. Send c.v., statement of research interests, reprints, and names and contact information for three references to Dr. Mark Harwell, Environmental Sciences Institute, Florida A&M University, Science Research Center 305-D, 1520 Bronough Street, Tallahassee, FL 32307-6600. Posted: 5/2/03.
Animal Ecological Modeling: Department of Plant-Animal Interactions, Centre for Limnology Netherlands Institute of Ecology. Animal Ecologist - Vacancy CL-PDI-03058. The candidate will be appointed within the framework of the NIOO-wide Avian Spatial Ecology project also involving the departments of Animal Population Biology (CTE) and Spatial Ecology (CEME). The project is rooted in existing research, but extends this by linking population dynamical processes to the use of space in a changing landscape. The project will initially focus on two model species: Bewick's Swans and Oystercatchers. Specific objectives of the research are: (1) To analyse available recovery/resighting data (using multi-strata and Stop Over Duration Analysis models) in order to describe spatial and temporal patterns in habitat use throughout the annual cycle for migratory birds with discrete breeding, stop-over and wintering sites (i.e. in a non-continuous environment). (2) To link data on population numbers and spatial and temporal itineraries (from 1) to survival and reproductive success (using the same multi-strata and SODA models). (3) To develop (stochastic dynamic game) models and parameterise these models through empirical research allowing spatially and temporally explicit predictions of habitat use.(4) Models under 3 should also allow making predictions on variations in population dynamics as a result of environmental changes (including land use and climate change). (5) To validate models (3-4) with observations (1-2). The candidate will be primarily responsible for tasks 3-5. The candidate should have a PhD in animal ecology and an interest in both theoretical and empirical research. Duration: 4 years. For further information please consult our web-site (http://www.nioo.knaw.nl/) or contact Dr. Marcel Klaassen, tel: +31 294 239317, email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Salary, depending on age and experience, maximally EURO 3963 gross per month (scale 11 CAO-OI). Applications, quoting reference number and including a detailed Curriculum Vitae and the names of three references, should be send to Prof. Dr. H.J. Laanbroek, NIOO-KNAW, P.O. Box 1299, 3600 BG Maarssen, The Netherlands, fax: +31 294 232224. Closing date 18 April 2003. Posted: 4/1/03.
Ecological Modeling: Justus-Liebig-University Giessen & Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena, Germany - Researcher/Postdoctoral fellow. The interdisciplinary collaborative project BIOPLEX (Biodiversity and Spatial Complexity in Agricultural Landscapes under Global Change) is looking for a highly motivated ecological modeler. The position is available from July 1st 2003 until December 31st 2007; the latter three years are conditional upon the final approval of the German Ministry of Science (BmBF). The salary is at the German civil service level BATIIa (about EUR 50 000 before taxes, depending on age and family status). The overall aim of BIOPLEX is the investigation of the connections between biodiversity and spatial complexity in agricultural landscapes, with a major focus on arthropod diversity. Based on first results linking landscape structure and population survival, the Researcher/Postdoctoral fellow will (further) develop spatially explicit models with the following aims. (1) To analyze the survival of populations belonging to different functional groups under temporally variable land use. (2) Based on these models, to interpret and explain field observations collected within BIOPLEX. (3) To draw up these results towards understanding of biodiversity in dynamic landscapes. For further information contact Dr. Kerstin Wiegand, Tel.: +49 641 99 37545, Fax: +49 641 99 37549, E-Mail: Kerstin.Wiegand@uni-jena.de, homepage: www.kerstin-wiegand.de. See also subproject 2, at www.uni-giessen.de/bioplex. Position requirements: -PhD in biology, agricultural sciences, physics, or a related field. -Experience in ecological modelling and good programming skills, preferably in C++. -Good English in reading and writing. Knowledge of German is not essential but helpful. -Ability to collaborate interdisciplinary. -Experience with geographical information systems, satellite imagery, field ecology, and/or economics are a plus. To apply, send cover letter, CV, list of publications, short outline of past (and future) research interests, and the names of two referees to: Professor Dr. Wolfgang Köhler, Biometry and Population Genetics, IFZ, Justus-Liebig-University, Heinrich-Buff-Ring 26-32, D-35392 Giessen Homepage: www.uni-giessen.de/biometrie. Posted: 2/5/03.
Water Quality Modeling: The Center for the Analysis and Prediction of River Basin Environmental Systems (www.env.duke.edu/cares) in the Nicholas School of the Environment and Earth Sciences at Duke University seeks a postdoctoral fellow in surface water quality modeling. The position is for one year and is renewable for up to three years; work will focus on the following new research projects: - The development of a Bayesian method for integrating TMDL model forecasts with post-implementation monitoring data in the development of an analytic strategy for adaptive implementation of a TMDL in the Neuse Estuary, NC. - The development of a simple mechanistic probability network model for assessing a coliform TMDL associated with estuarine shellfish contamination. - Assessment of nutrient criteria using causal modeling and structural equations. Individuals with experience in mechanistic water quality modeling and an interest in probabilistic modeling approaches for uncertainty analysis are encouraged to apply. The position is expected to be filled by August 2003. Mail/email letter of application, CV, and a list of three references to: Professor Kenneth H. Reckhow, Nicholas School of the Environment and Earth Sciences, Box 90328, Duke University, Durham, NC 27708. phone: 919-613-8026, fax: 919-684-8741, email@example.com, www.env.duke.edu/faculty/bios/reckhow.html. Posted: 4/24/03.
Project Manager/Modeler: The Chesapeake Research Consortium (CRC) invites applications for a Project Manager/Modeler position to oversee the CRC Chesapeake Bay Community Modeling Project. The overarching goal of this new CRC member institution-supported initiative is to significantly improve our ability to model and predict physical and biogeochemical processes in the Chesapeake Bay and its watershed. This goal will be achieved through the development of a collaborative, open-source, research-oriented modeling framework designed to focus and coordinate the intellectual resources of the CRC institutions and the broader scientific community, and promote free and open exchange of information, data, models, and results. Within this framework, the Community Modeling Project will coordinate the development of a range of models serving the research and management communities. An explicit goal will be to promote the development of a new, state-of-the-art, coupled watershed and estuarine model for the Chesapeake Bay region based upon the latest technologies and modeling approaches. We seek a colleague who has project management experience and expertise in hydrodynamic, biogeochemical or watershed modeling. This applicant must be a strong advocate of the open source modeling paradigm. Demonstrated experience in developing open source applications, and/or knowledge of a variety of programming languages, computing environments and modular programming is highly desirable. The successful candidate will be expected to manage, guide and promote this new initiative. Duties will include: 1) Promoting the development of proposals intended to support a wide variety of Chesapeake Bay modeling efforts that will be linked through this initiative; 2) Development and maintenance of the project website which will act as a hub for focusing modeling-oriented research efforts in Chesapeake Bay; 3) Developing standards and protocols for model development and integration; and 4) Organizing and running annual workshops that will provide community-wide input and guidance to this initiative. A Ph.D. in a natural science field and/or engineering is required with postdoctoral experience. The initial appointment is for 2 years with a potential for indefinite extension given successful attainment of the project goals. Salary will be commensurate with experience. Applicants should send an electronic application, including a cover letter, a statement of research interests, curriculum vitae, and the names of four references by 15 February 2003 to Dr. Kevin Sellner, Executive Director, Chesapeake Research Consortium, via Ms. Sydney Arny at firstname.lastname@example.org. Additional details on the goals and scope of this initiative can found at: www.chesapeake.org. Posted: 12/23/02.
Ecological Modelling: a 2 year post-doc beginning early fall, 2002 at the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science (UMCES) Horn Point Laboratory. The post-doc position is a key part of a project focused on the Patuxent River to develop a coupled modeling system consisting of a watershed model (HSPF) coupled to a 3D estuarine circulation model (CH3D) and the Chesapeake Bay Water Quality Model (CE-QUAL-ICM). The coupled modeling system will be used by resource managers to achieve water quality goals as required in the TMDL process mandated by EPA. This project will involve collaborative work with investigators at all three of the UMCES Laboratories. Duties associated with the post-doc position include: managing and distributing data sets, watershed modeling with HSPF and other models, and assessing model validation errors. Skills desired include: database management, GIS/remote sensing, hydrochemical and/or estuarine modeling, and experience with stream or estuarine data on nutrients, phytoplankton, zooplankton, or benthos. Applicants should send a current CV, a letter summarizing interest and background, and the names and contact information for 3 potential references. A comprehensive fringe benefit package is available. Send application materials to: Thomas R. Fisher, Horn Point Laboratory, UMCES, 2020 Horn Point Road, Cambridge, MD 21613, 410-221-8432, email@example.com. All applicants will receive full consideration through 31 August 2002. Posted: 8/12/02.
Ecological Modelling: A highly motivated postdoctoral fellow is sought to undertake an ongoing research project of developing and implementing the TRIPLEX model (Ecological Modelling, 153:109-130, 2002), a generic hybrid model for predicting forest growth and carbon and nitrogen dynamics, to quantify the effects of climate change on Ontario's boreal forest carbon budgets at high spatial resolution as well as implementing new algorithms for accounting the effect of fire disturbance on boreal forest ecosystem productivity and carbon dynamics. Additional duties include maintaining and developing data sets, providing computer programming, preparation of progress reports, peer-reviewed manuscripts and other technical supports. This project is part of an ongoing cooperative study supported by the Canadian Foundation for Climate and Atmospheric Sciences, Climate Change Program of Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources, and Lakehead University. Co-advisor for this project: Dr. Qinglai Dang. Qualifications: The successful applicant should possess expertise in the field measurements, data synthesis, and biogeochemical modeling, and be able to conduct independent research in the context of the emerging field of climate change, carbon cycles and fire disturbance. Applicant must have a Ph.D. in biology, forestry, ecology, geography, atmospheric sciences, or a related natural resource discipline prior to the position start date, and excellent quantitative skills and computer program languages (e.g., C or C++). Solid background in forestry and ecological modeling is essential. Knowledge of GIS and remote sensing and spatially explicit modeling required. Conditions: Research will be conducted at the Ontario Forest Research Institute, Ministry of Natural Resources, Sault Ste. Marie, or Lakehead University, Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada. The salary will be commensurate with qualifications. Initial appointment will be for one year, the renewal of the appointment is contingent on performance and funding. The expected start date is September 1, 2002. A later start date can be negotiated. Deadline: Review will start on August 15, 2002 and continue until the position is filled. Application: A letter indicating research interests and qualifications for the position, resume, and three references (must be sent by referees) should be submitted to: Changhui Peng, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Institute of Atmospheric Sciences, College of Earth Systems, South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, 501 E.St. Joseph, Rapid City, SD 57701-3995,USA. Tel: (605) 394-1996; Fax: (605) 394-6061, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Posted: 7/31/02.
Seagrass Modeling: Position: Contract via: Oak Ridge Institute of Science and Education. Duty station: NOAA, National Ocean Service, National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science, Center for Coastal Fisheries and Habitat Research, Beaufort, NC. Center Unit: Applied Spatial Ecology and Habitat Characterization Team, Supervisor: Dr. Mark Fonseca. Salary Range: $32-36,000 per annum. Work Schedule: Full Time. Start/End Date: September 1, 2002/August 31, 2004. Education Req.: Master/Ph.D within last 3 years. Duties: Incumbent will participate in a multidisciplinary project aimed at: 1) synthesizing information on existing seagrass models for use as forecasting or predictive tools, and 2) integrating an existing hydrogeographic model (developed by NOAA to examine wave exposure effects on seagrass) into predictive modeling tools. Responsibilities will include running of all models in collaboration with project Principal Investigators and the development/refinement of the computer code that defines the hydrogeographic model. Demonstrated familiarity with advanced theory and practice of landscape ecology is required. Proficiency in ESRI GIS software products, including ArcView, and various ESRI modules and extensions is required. In particular, advanced programming skills in Arc/Info's Arc Macro Language and potentially, Visual Basic are required. Strong written, oral, analytical, organizational, computer, presentation, and Team skills also required. Willingness to travel and participate in sea and field as needed duty for ~30 days per year. Send resume to Dr. Mark Fonseca (email@example.com) by close of business on August 15, 2002 (electronic copy preferred). Posted: 7/23/02.
Population Modeling: Postdoctoral Research Associate, Center for Watershed Environments (CWE), Murray State University. Full time, non-tenure track position to begin September 15, 2003. Qualifications: Ph.D. required by time of hire in ecology, evolution, or related field, with an emphasis on population or life history modeling. Experience with individual-based models, dynamic programming, or Leslie matrix models is required. Previous experience with the effects of natural and anthropogenic perturbations on population dynamics and life history is desirable. Responsibilities: To conduct research with CWE faculty that compliments interdisciplinary research activities in watershed and reservoir science. Application Deadline: August 1, 2003. To Apply: Send an letter of application, curriculum vitae, statement of research interests, and the names, addresses, phone numbers, and email addresses of at least three references to: Dr. Howard Whiteman, Department of Biological Sciences, Murray State University, Murray, KY 42071 (firstname.lastname@example.org). Posted: 5/15/03.
Disease Population Modeler: The Natural Resource Ecology Laboratory (NREL) at Colorado State University seeks a population modeler to work with an interdisciplinary team analyzing temporal and spatial dynamics of prion disease in deer populations Requires 1) Ph.D. in mathematics, statistics, or biological science, 2) experience in mathematical and simulation modeling, 3) training in maximum likelihood parameter estimation, 4) experience with modeling in support of adaptive management, particularly stochastic dynamics programming, 5) demonstrated ability to work as a member of a diverse interdisciplinary team, 6) strong oral and written communication skills. Salary: approximately $60,000/12 months, dependent on experience. Starting date January 1 or soon thereafter. Send CV, statement of research interests and experience, and contact information for three references to Natalie Lucero, Natural Resource Ecology Laboratory, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado 80523-1499, or email email@example.com, postmarked by December 23, 2002. Posted: 11/20/02.
Population Ecology: Position available for post-doctoral researcher in the Department of Integrative Biology at Brigham Young University to work with Dr. Mark Belk. Projects involve field studies of population ecology and evolution of threatened and endangered fish and amphibians. One year position with possibility of extension to begin as early as May 1, 2003. Duties: 1) help supervise and conduct field studies. 2) Analyze data, write manuscripts, and publish results of studies. Qualifications: 1) Ph.D. in zoology, ecology, evolution or related field. 2) Demonstrated ability to publish in peer-reviewed journals. 3) Demonstrated ability to successfully conduct field research under adverse conditions. Salary is $32,000 plus benefits. For application information call or email Mark C. Belk (phone: 801-422-4154; email: firstname.lastname@example.org). Posted: 4/4/03.
Population Ecology of Ground Squirrels: Auburn University has a postdoctoral position available to work on the evolution of litter size in Columbian ground squirrels in the Rocky Mountains of Alberta, Canada. A substantial field period (about 4 months each year) at a remote field station will be followed by 8 months on campus. Commitment to a long-term (4 year) research program is desirable. This NSF-funded position is available starting on or after January 1st, 2003. A Ph.D. in evolutionary or population biology and research experience in behavioral ecology and life-history evolution are required. Field experience in behavioral observation, live-trapping, and handling of small mammals in mountain environments is also desirable. Applications from women and minorities are encouraged. Please send a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, reprints, and the names of three references (with addresses, e-mail addresses, and telephone numbers) to: Dr. F. Stephen Dobson, Department of Biological Sciences, 331 Funchess Hall, Auburn University, AL 36849-5414. Phone: 334-844-9252. FAX: 334-844-9234, e-mail: email@example.com. Posted: 10/22/02.
Predator-Prey Interactions: A postdoctoral position in predator-prey interactions (broadly defined) is available at Indiana State University. Applicants with interests in any area of predator-prey interactions -- from behavioral interactions to population dynamics to community-level phenomena -- are encouraged to apply. Applicants with interests in theoretical or empirical research are equally encouraged to apply. The position is available after July 1, 2003, and will remain open until filled. This is a one-year position with possible renewal for an additional year based on performance. To apply, send a complete CV, a brief summary of present and future research plans, names and contact information for three references, and representative publications to: Steven L. Lima, Department of Life Sciences, Indiana State University, Terre Haute, IN 47809, USA. (S-Lima@indstate.edu; http://oeb.indstate.edu/). Posted: 5/13/03.
Trophic Interactions/Global Change Ecology: University of Wisconsin, Madison A Postdoctoral Research Associate is available spring/summer 2003 to conduct pioneering research at the interface of trophic interactions, gene x environment interactions, and global environmental change. Specifically, this research addresses the independent and interactive effects of enriched atmospheric CO2 and O3 on plant - insect -natural enemy interactions at the Aspen-Free Air CO2 Enrichment (FACE) site, the largest free-air CO2 enrichment project in the world. This project will provide unparalleled opportunities to investigate the effects of CO2 and O3 on the structure and dynamics of invertebrate communities. For more information about the Lindroth research group, visit: http://entomology.wisc.edu/~lindroth/ and http://entomology.wisc.edu/~awmack/. Primary responsibilities of the Research Associate are to coordinate, conduct and analyze experiments involving model systems of red clover, pea aphids, parasitoids and predators. Multiple clover and aphid genotypes will be used to: 1) assess genotypic variation in trophic interactions under altered atmospheric conditions, 2) determine the potential for global change to affect gene frequencies in plant and herbivore populations, and 3) determine the impacts of changing plant quality on the relative strength of inter- and intraspecific interactions. A key component of this project will involve linking the impacts of CO2 and O3 on species in microcosms to regular surveys of natural invertebrate communities at Aspen-FACE, contributing to a long-term insect biodiversity monitoring project. Qualifications include expertise in trophic interactions and/or global change biology of invertebrates. Experience with aphid systems or natural enemies is beneficial. Strong interpersonal, organizational, statistical and writing skills are essential. Candidates must be able to work independently, sometimes under adverse weather conditions, during field seasons in northern Wisconsin. Technical support will be provided. Salary: $30,000-32,000 plus benefits. Application: Preliminary inquiries are welcome, preferably by phone or e-mail. 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, 237 Russell Labs, 1630 Linden Drive, Madison, WI 53706. Phone: 608-263-6277, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Posted: 12/4/02.
Insect Dispersal: A post-doctoral position is available immediately for a 3 year study involving dispersal studies of the European corn borer, Ostrinia nubilalis (Lepidoptera: Crambidae). The successful applicant will receive a one-year appointment with good chances for a two-year renewal. This appointment includes a salary (around 2,000 euros per month), healthcare benefits, and a research/travel allowance. This position is funded by an EU project entitled "Protecting the benefit of Bt-toxins from insect resistance development by monitoring and management". The aim of this project is the management of Bt maize (maize producing a toxin of Bacillus thuringiensis) in order to avoid the evolution of resistance in natural populations of the European corn borer (ECB). A significant part of this project requires the investigation of individual dispersal at a fine geographical scale. Beyond the framework of the EU project, the post-doc fellow will be involved in evolutionary studies on Ostrinia nubilalis related to host plant adaptation and sympatric speciation and/or ecological studies aimed at integrating the ECB-maize interaction into a broader, community-wide perspective. Job location: Center for Biology and Management of Populations (http://www.ensam.inra.fr/CBGP/), Montpellier (France). The successful candidate will join the Population Genetics team which includes 10 evolutionary biologists. Required experience: mark-recapture experiments, theoretical skills on the analysis and modeling of insect dispersal, field surveys including GPS and mapping techniques. A background in landscape ecology and/or community ecology would be a plus. The applicant must be physically fit (i.e. able to work long days in steep terrain), able to supervise a field crew and field experiments. Application : a Ph.D. is required; to apply, submit electronically (1) CV, (2) copies of recent publications (maximum of three), (3) a statement of research interests (4) the names and addresses of three individuals to Denis Bourguet (email@example.com) and Sergine Ponsard (firstname.lastname@example.org). Review of applications will start on the 1st March 2003 and continue until the position is filled. Posted: 2/19/03.
Insect Simulation Modeling: The USDA, Agricultural Research Service, Grain Marketing and Production Research Center in Manhattan, Kansas, is seeking a Postdoctoral Research Associate, (Research Entomologist/Ecologist). Ph.D. is required. Salary is commensurate with experience ($45,285 - $70,555 per annum), plus benefits. There are some citizenship restrictions. The incumbent will develop computer simulation models that will be used to optimize pest management of insect pests of stored processed commodities. The computer models will be incorporated into an expert system that can be used to aid in making pest management decisions in food mills, grocery stores, and warehouses. Ability to develop computer simulation models is required, and knowledge of expert system development is desirable. For full text announcement (RA-03-032H) and complete application instructions click here. Send application materials and references to Dr. Jim Throne, USDA/ARS Grain Marketing and Production Research Center, Manhattan, KS 66502 or e-mail email@example.com. Posted: 11/5/02.
Insect Population Ecologist: The USDA Forest Service in Morgantown, WV anticipates hiring a permanent, full-time scientist to conduct research on range expansion by the gypsy moth in North America. The scientist is a member of a team conducting research on "Disturbance Ecology and Management of Oak-Dominated Forests" whose mission is to provide methods for creating and maintaining healthy, sustainable oak-dominated forests and to incorporate this knowledge into management guidelines and decision support systems. Primary duties are to design and conduct research in support of a joint federal and state program to slow the spread of the gypsy. This work involves the use of spatial analysis and geographical information systems to analyze large amounts of data collected from gypsy moth pheromone trapping grids. These analyses are then applied to evaluate the effectives of the program and make recommendations for increasing its effectiveness. Other potential areas of research include more basic studies of the population biology of biological invasions and/or studies of adult gypsy moth behavior. Qualifications: MS or PhD in entomology (or related fields such as zoology, biology or forest biology). For higher grades, one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade level is required. Experience with insect population ecology is required. Proficiency in statistical analysis, GIS, and technical writing and speaking skills are essential. Must be a US citizen. PhD is desirable. Salary: $45,285 - $70,555 yearly (GS-11/12). Benefits are included. Travel is required. The USDA Forest Service anticipates that the position will be officially advertised in fall-winter 2002-2003 both within the federal government and externally via www.usajobs.opm.gov. All people responding to this early alert will be notified when and how to apply for the position. Interested persons may send a résumé to or contact Dr. Andrew Liebhold, USDA Forest Service, 180 Canfield St., Morgantown, WV 26505-3180; (304) 285-1512; fax (304) 285-1505; email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Posted: 10/8/02.
Population Ecology of Polar Bears: Permanent, full-time position. The Norwegian Polar Institute seeks a vertebrate population ecologist (PhD or equivalent) with a strong background in mammalian ecology and population biology to serve as NPs Polar Bear Scientist. Advanced quantitative skills, a demonstrated ability to publish in journals of high international standing, and a demonstrated ability to access research funding are important job skills for this position. Practical Arctic-based research experience and an ability to work within interdisciplinary research teams are additional desired skills. The person who holds this position will be responsible for conducting field-based research programmes in the Arctic, on polar bears that are relevant to NPs assigned mandate. All facets of performing this work will fall to this position including: planning, seeking financing, performing, analysing, reporting, and doing administration for the research programmes. These research activities are expected to result in an active publication record in peer-reviewed journals. Interactions with NPs management department, National wildlife management authorities, the media and the international polar bear research community are important facets of this job. This position will be a researcher within NP; the level of classification and salary will be based upon the qualifications of the successful candidate, following governmental standards (Norwegian government position codes 1109, 1110 or 1183, salary code range 53-67). The position will be based at NP's Tromsø Office, with the potential opportunity for terms spent at the Svalbard Office. Questions regarding the position can be directed to the Research Director (Acting) Geir Wing Gabrielsen -phone - 47 777 50529, e-mail - email@example.com or to Research Director Lasse Lønnum - phone - 47 777 50530, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications must be received in full at the Norwegian Polar Institute, Polar Environmental Centre, 9296 Tromsø, Norway by 31 August 2002. Please include a full professional CV, a single copy of all publications, and identify three possible reference persons (with full addresses and contact information - phone, fax, email). Posted: 7/17/02.
Lecturer in Zoology/Behavioral Ecology: The Department of Biological Sciences at Vanderbilt University seeks candidates to fill a non-tenure track position at the rank of Senior Lecturer. The successful candidate will teach undergraduate courses in Zoology (in the Spring semester) and Behavioral Ecology (Fall) and will establish research collaborations with one or more members of the faculty. This is a one-year position with a term running from the Spring 2003 through Fall 2003 semesters. Reappointment is possible and will be based on performance during the first year and the teaching needs of the Department. For information about the Department and its research, visit: http://www.biosci.vanderbilt.edu. Applicants should send a letter of application together with a curriculum vitae, a statement of research interests, and available teaching evaluations, and should arrange to have three letters of recommendation sent to: Zoology Search Committee, Department of Biological Sciences, Vanderbilt University, VU Station B Box 351634, Nashville, TN 37235-1634. Review of applications will begin October 1 and will continue until the position is filled. Posted: 8/28/02.
Theoretical Ecology: A postdoctoral fellowship is available for a NSF-funded project on consumer-resource dynamics. The objective is to develop theory for consumer-resource systems with multiple interacting species, with emphasis on how different modes of coexistence at the consumer trophic level influence temporal dynamics of the resource trophic level. The appointment is for two years starting in fall 2003. Applicants should have a Ph.D. in mathematical biology, theoretical ecology, applied mathematics or some related discipline, and have skills in both analytical and numerical approaches to population dynamics. Applicants should submit a CV, a statement of research interests and accomplishments, and three letters of recommendation to: Dr. Priyanga Amarasekare, Department of Ecology and Evolution, 1101 E 57th Street, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL 60637 (e-mail: email@example.com, fax: 773-702-9740). To receive full consideration, please submit applications by June 15 2003. Posted: 2/20/03, revised: 4/22/03.
Theoretical Population Ecology/Behavioral Ecology/Biological Control: Start date 15 October 2002 or as soon as possible after that. A one year (renewable) postdoctoral position is open at Lyon University (Universite Claude Bernard-Lyon I) for a theoretical population ecologist. The salary is 1830 euros (1790 US dollars approximately) per month. No allowance for travelling expenses is included in the grant. Scientists up to 35 years old who are nationals from one of the following countries are eligible: Australia, Canada, United States, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Switzerland, South Africa, Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Israel, and Russia. Knowledge of French is not required. The candidate would join the Behavioural Ecology and Population Dynamics group led by Carlos Bernstein and would collaborate with groups in France, the Netherlands and UK. The Lyon team works on different aspects of parasitoid behavioural ecology and population dynamics, both from the theoretical and experimental points of view. The candidate is expected to work in close association with members of the team. The work will focus on the influence of dispersal on the dynamics of host-parasitoid interactions and on the outcome of biological control. The candidate should have a background in theoretical population ecology and/or behavioural ecology. Experimental experience, including molecular techniques, would be an advantage. For further information, contact Carlos Bernstein: firstname.lastname@example.org. Posted: 8/22/02.
Quantitative/Theoretical Ecology of Host-Pathogen Systems: We are searching for one or more postdoctoral associates to take the lead in a variety of quantitative and theoretical ecology research. The associate will work in conjunction with Drs. Robert Holt and Ben Bolker at the University of Florida over a period of up to 3 years on NSF- and NIH-funded projects in spatial host-pathogen dynamics. Particular ongoing projects include (1) exploratory statistical and population-dynamic modeling of amphibian disease (chytrid fungi in Australian and American frogs and iridoviruses in North American salamanders), and (2) studies of within-host ecological and evolutionary dynamics of viral infection (related to empirical studies of HIV vaccine development). (Assignment to projects is flexible depending on skills and interests.) Applicants should bring some combination of quantitative (mathematical, statistical, and/or computational) expertise and interest, and should be capable of working creatively and independently. Salary will be commensurate with experience. Please send a statement of research interests, current CV, representative publications, and names of referees to: Dr. B. Bolker Department of Zoology, University of Florida PO Box 118525 Gainesville, FL 32611-8525. E-mail queries to Ben Bolker (email@example.com) or Bob Holt (firstname.lastname@example.org). Posted: 2/7/03.
Plant-Insect Interactions/Population Dynamics: Postdoctoral position available starting Fall 2003 to develop collaborative research in plant-insect interactions/population dynamics. This position is not tied to a particular research project, but rather an opportunity to develop a new project capitalizing on your strengths. Both empirical and theoretical projects would be appropriate. One year of funding is available, and responsibilities for first year include collaborating on grant proposal to fund continued research after the first year. For empirical work, research on local natural or agricultural systems preferred. See http://bio.fsu.edu/~nunderwood/homepage/ for more information on current work in the lab. See the department website for information on faculty and research in the Ecology and Evolution group. Applications should include a statement of your research interests, outline of projects you are interested in pursuing, CV, and contact information for three references. To apply or for more information contact Nora Underwood at email@example.com or mail to Dr. Nora Underwood, Department of Biological Sciences, Florida State University, Tallahassee FL 32306-1100, USA. Posted: 5/30/03.
Host-Parasitoid Interactions: Postdoctoral position available starting Fall 2003. The researcher will be responsible for assisting with experiments on the effects of resource heterogeneity on host-parasitoid population dynamics. Candidates will ideally also develop new collaborative work on aspects of host-parasitoid interactions. Any level from the individual to community, evolutionary or ecological, and both empirical or theoretical projects would be appropriate for collaborative work. One year of funding is available and further funding is possible. The Ecology and Evolution group at FSU is very interactive with a strong tradition of research at the interface of ecology and evolutionary biology. See the department website for more information. Applications should include a cover letter with a brief statement of your research interests, CV, and contact information for three references. To apply or for more information contact Brian Inouye at firstname.lastname@example.org or mail to Dr. Brian Inouye, Department of Biological Sciences, Florida State University, Tallahassee FL 32306-1100, USA. Posted: 5/30/03.
Host-Pathogen Interactions in Amphibians: Two-year postdoctoral research appointment emphasizing collaborative research on evolutionary ecology of host-pathogen interactions in amphibian systems. The research is highly integrative, and is part of a $3 million collaboration funded under NSF's Interdisciplinary Research Challenges in Environmental Biology (IRCEB) panel. Our research team involves affords opportunities for laboratory rotations with over 20 investigators in 3 countries with expertise in diverse disciplines such as, immunology, genetics, virology, mycology, population ecology, and population genetics. The successful candidate should have experience in at least one of the three following areas: 1) molecular population genetics; 2) field and/or lab experience with amphibians; and/or 3) experience in host-pathogen systems. Preference will be given to applicants with experience in two or all three of these areas. Applicants must have received a PhD in Biology or related area prior to appointment, and must not currently hold a permanent faculty position. Start date: January 2003. Applicants must send the following to Dr. Andrew Storfer, School of Biological Sciences, Washington State University, Pullman, WA 99164: 1) curriculum vitae, 2) three letters of recommendation, 3) reprints of publications, and 4) description of previous research. Contact prior to submitting an application is highly encouraged (email@example.com; (509) 335-7922). Application deadline is October 31, 2002, with applications reviewed weekly thereafter until the position is filled. Applications from two individuals wishing to share the position will be considered. Posted: 10/9/02.
Quantitative Biologist/Programmer:, Postdoctoral Research Assistant, Department of Biology & Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT. Responsibilities: Work on an NSF funded project to study the evolution of host-pathogen interactions. Post-doctoral associate will write, debug, and run algorithms with the help of the PIs (Lori Stevens, Biology and Donna Rizzo, Civil and Environmental Engineering). Qualifications: A PhD is required. Applicants should have a background in programming with an interest in spatial/temporal optimization. Excellent writing and communication skills are essential. Ability to work collaboratively is required. The position is available as early as September 1, 2002. Later start dates are negotiable. Salary: Salary is $35,000 plus benefits. Time period is one year. Application Process: Send a cover letter, CV (include research interests, relevant course work and experience, programming experience and languages, academic/professional background), and the names and contact addresses of three references. Applications should be sent via email in electronic format (PDF, Word). Inquiries and applications should be addressed to: Lori.Stevens@uvm.edu. Posted: 8/12/02.
Project Manager/Avian Ecologist: The Barva Transect Tropical Ecology Assessment and Monitoring (TEAM) project of the Organization for Tropical Studies (OTS) seeks a Project Manager/Avian Ecologist for a long-term biodiversity monitoring project at the La Selva Biological Station, Costa Rica. A Ph.D. in avian ecology or a related field and native fluency in Spanish are required. Complete details are available at: http://www.ots.ac.cr/en/laselva/job3.shtml. Posted: 5/13/03.
Minority Postdoc in Avian Evolutionary Ecology: The Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology seeks an individual interested in exploring the evolutionary components of species distributions though the integration of large data sets on current avian geographic ranges with phylogenetic information about the relationships of those taxa. Position is open to US citizens or permanent residents who are African-American, American Indian, and/or Hispanic/Latino. Target skills include experience manipulating large databases, and multivariate statistics (generalized linear mixed models, ideally with knowledge of spatial statistics). Familiarity with phylogenetic methods and/or avian ecology would be useful but is not required. Interested applicants should send a CV and informal cover letter (preferably via email) by December 17th, 2002 to Dr. Irby Lovette, Director, Evolutionary Biology Program, Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, 14850 (email: IJL2@cornell.edu). Position will be co-supervised by Dr. Andre Dhondt, and is for a duration of two years but is contingent upon approval of funding. Posted: 12/3/02.
Ornithology: The University of Oklahoma, through the G.M. Sutton Avian Research Center (www.suttoncenter.org), announces the availability of a post-doctoral research fellow position to conduct and publish analyses of (already collected) data on passerine species nesting in the tallgrass prairie biome of northern Oklahoma. Incumbent will cooperate in the analyses and publication of data gathered over five years on passerine species nesting in the tallgrass prairie biome of northern Oklahoma, and relate the data to land management practices of grazing and fire. We have data on over 5,000 nests to be analyzed which are edited and entered in databases. The incumbent will coordinate with biologists who conducted the study and gathered the data in a team effort. Data include nest distribution and success in treated and non-treated plots, surveys of roadside nesting prairie passerines, vegetation data, and radio-telemetry data for Greater Prairie-Chickens. Qualifications: Minimum of a Ph.D. in avian biology, experience in research on prairie nesting passerine species is preferred. Applicants should be knowledgeable of techniques, issues, and literature pertaining to research in avian ecology and general ornithology, and should have strong quantitative and study design skills. Experience with multivariate statistics is essential. The position involves preparation of reports, scientific articles, and oral presentations. Salary: $ 34,000.00/year for 2 years plus benefits. Starting Date: 1 January 2003. Deadline: 30 November 2002. Send a letter of interest and experience, CV and the names, address, and phone numbers of three references, to Post-doctoral Res. Assoc. Search, Sutton Avian Research Center, P. O. Box 2007, Bartlesville, OK 74005. Posted: 10/15/02.
Director, Michigan Natural Features Inventory: The Director is responsible for the overall direction, management and fiscal accountability of MNFI, a program of Michigan State University Extension. She/he works with program leaders in the areas of strategic planning, program development, fundraising, and personnel matters. See the official job description and application information at: http://www.msue.msu.edu/cdnr/mnfidirector.htm. Review of applications will begin in mid-April 2003. Posted: 2/24/03.
Director, USGS Forest and Rangeland Ecosystem Science Center: Announcement: WR-2002-0149, Supervisory Biologist, GS-0401-15, permanent, full-time. Salary: $92,496 to $120,245. The selectee will serve as the Center Director for the Forest and Rangeland Ecosystem Science Center (http://fresc.usgs.gov/)in Corvallis, Oregon, and will be responsible for the management of a broad, multi-disciplinary program of biological research, inventory and monitoring, and information management. As a member of the Regional Biologist's senior management team, the selectee will be responsible for the planning, coordination and implementation of natural resource partnerships with States, other Federal agencies, academic institutions, and private groups interested in the status and management of biological resources. Supervises the Center staff and provides leadership and guidance to senior scientists, field station leaders, administrative officer, research managers, project leaders, etc., in the planning, staffing, budgeting for, and coordination of the Center's programs. Responsible for certifying the overall scientific merit of the Center's programs and for overseeing consistent application of Departmental and Bureau policy regarding safety, fair employment, equal opportunity and training. Plans, coordinates, executes, and manages broad research programs. The selectee will support and enhance multidisciplinary science and integration of scientific activities and approaches within the Center, and among other Centers, Regions, and agency programs. For the official job ad, see http://jsearch.usajobs.opm.gov/summary.asp?OPMControl=TV4303 Close: March 10, 2003. Posted: 2/10/03.
Branch Chiefs, Atlantic Ecology Division: Three Branch Chief positions are open December 23, 2002 - February 14, 2003. The positions are all being advertised as Supervisory Biologist/Ecologist/Physical Scientist, GS-0401/0408/1301-14/15. Announcement numbers are as follows: Habitat Effects Branch: Delegated examining announcement (open to all U.S. citizens): RTP-DE-2003-0246, Merit promotion announcement (open to Federal employees): RTP-MP-2003-0363. Population Ecology Branch: Delegated examining announcement (open to all U.S. citizens): RTP-DE-2003-0249, Merit promotion announcement (open to Federal employees): RTP-MP-2003-0364. Watershed Diagnostics Branch: Delegated examining announcement (open to all U.S. citizens): RTP-DE-2003-0250, Merit promotion announcement (open to Federal employees): RTP-MP-2003-0365. For the convenience of applicants searching in OPM's USAJOBS vacancy listing, each position is posted in the listing 4 times - once as an interdisciplinary position and once for each of the 3 series in which the position is classified. All of these postings in USAJOBS "point" to the same announcement in EZHire. All announcements are accessible via the Agency's EZhire web site (http://www.epa.gov/ezhire) and USAJOBS (http://www.usajobs.opm.gov). Posted: 12/27/02.
Chief, Watershed Ecology Branch: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is seeking qualified candidates to fill the position of Supervisory Life Scientist/Ecologist/Physical Scientist, GS-0401/0408/1301-14/15. The supervisor will serve as Chief of the Watershed Ecology Branch (WEB), at the National Health and Environmental Effects Research Laboratory's (NHEERL) Western Ecology Division (WED) in Corvallis, Oregon. Incumbent reports to the Division Director and is responsible for providing leadership in planning and conducting a coordinated field and experimental research program in watershed science. Branch research identifies and quantifies critical linkages between terrestrial and freshwater aquatic components of watersheds, with respect to sensitive species such as salmon; provides process-based data for terrestrial, freshwater, and watershed system models; and quantifies the effects and relative importance of anthropogenic stresses on watershed dynamics. This is a permanent, full-time position. U.S. citizenship is required and candidates must meet U.S. Office of Personnel Management qualification requirements including specific educational course work. Candidates should have the required education and/or experience as described in the announcements referenced below. Salary ranges from $76,271 to $116,633 and is commensurate with qualifications. Includes a full benefits package. To Apply: Vacancy announcements and application instructions are posted on the U.S. Office of Personnel Management's web site and on the EPA vacancy web site under the following titles and announcement numbers: Supervisory Life Scientist/Ecologist/Physical Scientist - RTP-DE-2003-0242 and RTP-MP-2003-0362. The application deadline is 02/21/2003. For further information, contact the EPA Human Resources Management Division at (800) 433-9633, and reference "WED Branch Chief Position." For further technical information on this position, contact: Robert T. Lackey, firstname.lastname@example.org, (541) 754-4607. Posted: 12/10/02, revised: 1/7/03.
Executive Director: Solano Land Trust invites applications for an opening in the position of Executive Director. For the full job ad, see http://www.solanolandtrust.org/. Send inquiries to Larry Coons, Interim Executive Director, email@example.com. Posted: 12/2/02.
Scientific Leadership: The U.S. EPA Office of Research and Development (ORD) is seeking 3 highly qualified scientific leaders who are currently engaged in research and development in the physical, biological, medical, or engineering sciences. The candidate should be a nationally recognized authority and leader in one of the following areas of widespread scientific interest and investigation. 1. Surface Water Hydrology, 2. Systems Ecology, 3. Human Exposure, 4. GIS / Spatial Analysis, 5. Atmospheric Sciences, 6. Environmental-Epidemiology, 7. Risk Assessment Modeling, 8. Genomics/Proteomics, 9. Bioinformatics. These positions are viewed as scientific leadership positions. They are not management positions and the incumbents will not be expected to have supervisory or significant program management responsibilities. Rather, he/she will lead important, EPA mission-supporting research as well as be a catalyst for broad cross-ORD research efforts. More information regarding these positions can be found at http://www.epa.gov/ORD/htm/jobs_ord.htm. Applications must be postmarked by January 10, 2003. Posted: 11/7/02.
Director, H. J. Andrews Experimental Forest: Full time (1.0 FTE), fixed term professional faculty position. The Department of Forest Science at Oregon State University is seeking to fill the position of Director of the H. J. Andrews Experimental Forest. The incumbent will play a key role (75% of time) in administering the many research and education programs conducted at the H. J. Andrews Experimental Forest. In addition, the incumbent will conduct his/her own projects related to research or education involving natural resources (25% of time). Masters degree required; Ph.D. preferred. Minimum required qualifications include experience with field stations; administrative experience with facilities, employee supervision, projects, grants, or budgets; demonstrated experience in collaborative projects; demonstrated ability to communicate clearly orally and in writing. Desirable experience and skills include experience with classroom, field, or extended education, experience in preparing and writing proposals, familiarity with natural resource management, and ability to work with wide range of ages and backgrounds including the general public, students academic scientists, land managers. Contact Professor Mark E. Harmon, email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone (541) 737-8455 for additional information. Position 002_966. For full consideration, send a letter of application describing qualifications and experience, curriculum vitae or resume, two examples of publications or other materials (e.g. written, video, etc.), copies of transcripts from university work, and names, addresses (including email addresses) and telephone numbers of 3 references by January 3, 2003, to: Glenda Serpa, Department of Forest Science, Oregon State University, 321Richardson Hall, Corvallis, OR 97331_5752. For full job announcement see: http://www.fsl.orst.edu/lter/about/opps.cfm?topnav=5. Posted: 11/21/02.
Program Director: The Greater Flagstaff Forests Partnership, Inc., located in Flagstaff, Arizona, seeks a Program Director to lead & coordinate planning, development, implementation, monitoring, and outreach activities in all of the Partnership’s program areas of collaborative forest ecosystem restoration and wildfire risk reduction in the Flagstaff Wildland/Urban Interface. Program areas include: restoration project planning & implementation; public information & involvement; science, research & monitoring; wood utilization & economic development; and all facets of general operations, budget & fund raising, membership, and administration of the non-profit corporation, all in collaboration with the corporation’s Board of Directors, 25-member Partnership Advisory Board, and three US Forest Service Cooperators. The Program Director is a regular full-time position, benefits eligible, pay $35,000--$45,000 DOE. A minimum of 5 years in a relevant field is required. Masters degree in natural resources, forestry, public policy, or relevant discipline preferred. For more information, see the Job Description on our website. Please send a cover letter expressing your interest in the position, resume, writing sample pertinent to natural resources, forestry and/or public policy, and salary history to: Greater Flagstaff Forests Partnership, ATTN: search committee, 1300 S. Milton Rd, Suite 218, Flagstaff AZ 86001. Only applications submitting all requested materials will be considered. Open until filled. For full information visit www.gffp.org, no phone calls please. Posted: 4/22/03.
Program Dean: The School for Field Studies (Salem, Massachusetts) seeks an energetic and enthusiastic Program Dean to join our Headquarters Team. Start Date: As Soon As Possible. The purpose of this position is to oversee the delivery of the academic programs at three of the six SFS field centers in order to ensure that they meet the mission of the School. Duties include: working with Center Directors and faculty to design academic program content and research directions; approving faculty hires; monitoring program quality; and providing training to field staff on an as needed basis. The two SFS Program Deans are responsible for monitoring and evaluating field-based programs on an ongoing basis to ensure compliance with academic standards set by the School, its Affiliates, and Boston University. Requirements: Ph.D. in marine resource management, marine ecology, marine policy, or community-based marine conservation; Applied, international community-based research and field experience; Minimum two years university teaching and curriculum development experience; Demonstrated ability to be part of an interdisciplinary team. Demonstrated ability to resolve academic, research, group dynamics and program management issues in remote locations. For the full job ad and further information, see: http://www.fieldstudies.org/. Posted: 1/24/03.
Program Officer, Ecosystem Services: Winrock International (www.winrock.org) is recruiting applicants for Program Officer for its Ecosystem Services unit. The position supports a variety of Winrock projects worldwide and is responsible for analyzing, measuring and monitoring carbon and other eco-assets in terrestrial ecosystems; managing and implementing Ecosystem Services projects; and developing new business. Requirements include: a Ph.D. in ecosystem ecology, forestry, natural resource management or a closely related field; familiarity with a broad range of forestry and environmental issues and international projects experience that includes ecological field techniques for measuring ecosystem components; fluency in English language. Proficiency in a second language and experience in tropical forests are highly desired. Must be willing to travel, both domestically and internationally. Submit cover letter, resume and references to the attention of HRM/PO at email@example.com. Send inquiries to: Pam Banks, Manager, Human Resources, Winrock International, 38 Winrock Drive, Morrilton, AR 72110. 501-727-5435 ext. 329, Fax: 501-727-5643. Posted: 11/5/02.
Director, Undergraduate Science Program: Michigan State University invites applications and nominations for the position of Director of the Lyman Briggs School (http://www.msu.edu/unit/lbs), a liberal arts science program within MSU's College of Natural Science. As a model for undergraduate residential learning communities, the Lyman Briggs School is actively committed to teaching science and mathematics as they are practiced at their best. Within Briggs, students also are challenged to ask how science and mathematics apply to a changing society, and how these fields transform our understanding of the world. Engaged in active inquiry, the 1500 Lyman Briggs undergraduates are challenged to investigate, with breadth and depth, the natural sciences, mathematics, philosophy, history, sociology, and literature. Complete job posting: http://www.msu.edu/~lbs/news/LBS_Director_Advertisement.htm Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Posted: 11/7/02.
Director, Gaylord Nelson Institute For Environmental Studies: University of Wisconsin-Madison. The director provides general leadership and coordination in the broad area of environmental studies through the promotion of faculty collaboration and initiatives in interdisciplinary environmental scholarship and instruction. The Nelson Institute is an independent division of the university with the mission to promote understanding of the environment and to define and solve environmental problems and issues through leadership in interdisciplinary instruction, research, and outreach at all levels, from campus to global. For information about the Nelson Institute, see: http://www.ies.wisc.edu/ For the full job ad, see http://www.ohr.wisc.edu/pvl/pv_043112.html. Deadline: November 30, 2002. Posted: 11/5/02.
Director, Institute of Pacific Islands Forestry: The Pacific Southwest Research Station of the USDA Forest Service has reopened its search for an internationally recognized scientist to direct its Institute of Pacific Islands Forestry in Honolulu, Hawaii. The Director will provide the vision, leadership, and coordination for the Forest Service’s programs in Research & Development, State & Private Forestry, and International Programs in Hawaii and US-affiliated islands in the Pacific. Current research programs and technical assistance target invasive species, wetlands, and forest restoration. The director will conduct research as a member of one of these teams. Salary range is $82,580 -$107,357 plus 25% cost of living allowance. Applicants must be US citizens. A vacancy announcement that includes required qualifications and application procedures is available on the USA Jobs website (www.usajobs.opm.gov) and from Personnel Management, PSW Research Station, PO Box 245, Berkeley, CA 94701, Attn: Pat Steverson (phone: 510-559-6300, fax: 510-559-6352, email: firstname.lastname@example.org). Refer to PSW-Demo-599-02. Deadline for receipt of applications is December 30, 2002. Questions regarding the position should be directed to Julie S. Denslow (phone: 808-933-8121, x 16; email: email@example.com). Posted: 11/1/02.
Climate Science and Impacts Staff Scientist: The Union of Concerned Scientists seeks an individual to serve as climate change staff scientist and member of the Sound Science Initiative project team. Under the direction of the Deputy Director of the Global Environment Program, s/he will: Provide substantive guidance of UCS work to assess and publicize the ecological and societal impacts of climate change in specific regions of the United States. Design and guide collaborative analyses of the projected impacts of climate change on key sectors (agriculture, water resources tourism, coasts, etc). Lead production of report(s) and participate in the design and implementation of outreach and media strategies. Help craft project grant proposals and reports and manage relevant budgets. Initial focus will be on California with likely expansion to climate impacts activities in other regions of the US. Identify, develop and implement activities to strengthen public and policymaker understanding of climate change, the effectiveness of key climate science institutions and the sound representation of climate change science and impacts in the media including activities to support the work of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. Maintain strong working relationships with prominent scientists in climate related fields, and engage members of the scientific community in UCS activities. Provide technical review of scientific and policy aspects of UCS climate change materials. Tailor the style and content of materials for technical and/or general audiences, as appropriate. Serve as media spokesperson on climate science and impacts issues. Maintain knowledge of developments and trends on key aspects of climate and global change science and help to determine appropriate UCS activities. Position requires in-depth knowledge of global change science, including the ecological and/or societal impacts of climate change, generally acquired through completion of a Ph.D in a relevant field, demonstrable skills in project management, an ability to understand the public policy aspects of climate change, strong public speaking skills, demonstrable ability to write for general audiences, and the ability to work both independently and as a member of a multidisciplinary team. Successful candidates will have at least two years of related professional experience, including experience in communicating science to non-specialists and in developing and guiding collaborative projects. Supervisory experience is highly desirable. The position will be based in our Cambridge headquarters. Some travel will be required. To apply, send cover letter, vita, writing sample, and names of three references to: Deputy Director, Global Environment, Union of Concerned Scientists, Two Brattle Square, Cambridge MA 02238. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. No phone calls, please. Posted: 6/5/03.
Executive Officer: The Global Carbon Project (GCP) is seeking to appoint a highly motivated and independent person as Executive Officer in its office based in Tsukuba, Japan. The successful candidate will work with the three Co-chairs, the Scientific Steering Committee, and other Executive Officers of the project based in international offices to implement the science framework of the GCP. The appointee will also take administrative responsibility for coordinating a small, dynamic international office based in Tsukuba at the National Institute of Environmental Studies. We are seeking a person with an excellent working knowledge of the scientific objectives of the GCP and a keen interest in devising methods to integrate the human dimensions in order to advance our understanding of the carbon-climate system as a coupled human/natural system. Postgraduate qualifications (preferably a PhD) are desirable. The appointee will have demonstrated high standard organizational, communication and interpersonal skills; experience in drafting a diverse range of scientific documents; demonstrated ability to communicate in English effectively with groups of scientists of diverse disciplinary and national backgrounds; and flexibility and willingness to undertake extensive, long-distance overseas travel. This appointment is for a fixed term of two years with the possibility of an extension up to five years. The successful candidate will be invited to commence the job as early as September 2003. Closing date for applications: 9 June 2003. Please, send your application by email, including details of skills, qualifications and work achievements, details of three referees, and quoting to the attention of Ms. Rowena Foster, [Rowena.Foster@csiro.au]. Because this is a re-advertisement of the position, candidates who already applied and want to be re-considered for the job do not need to re-submit application unless new materials are available. Further information on the job and the GCP is available from Pep Canadell [email@example.com] and at http://www.globalcarbonproject.org. Posted: 10/30/02, revised: 5/5/03.
Assistant Chair: The Department of Biological Sciences at Florida International University (www.fiu.edu/~biology) seeks an Assistant Chair, a full-time, permanent, non-tenure earning position with the rank of lecturer. Primary responsibilities will be administration of the Department, a Ph.D. granting program with 35 full time faculty, 100 graduate students and 1000 undergraduate majors. Twenty-five percent of the assistant chair's assignment will be to contribute to the academic mission of the Department through either teaching or research. Ph.D. in the life sciences or M.S. with considerable administrative experience required. Please send a letter of interest highlighting academic administration experience as well as plans for contributing to the academic mission of the Department, a CV and the names and contact information of three references to: James Fourqurean, Chair, Department of Biological Sciences, Florida International University, Miami, FL 33199. Review of applications will begin on October 31, 2002, and continue until the position is filled. Posted: 10/17/02.
Director, Botanical Garden: Georgia Southern University seeks a dynamic Director of its Botanical Garden, a ten-acre site highlighting natural habitat gardens, with old farm buildings, nature trails, and native plant collections. The Garden offers an energetic individual an exciting opportunity to provide leadership for the implementation of the Garden's Master Plan, which will include construction of a visitor's center and educational facility, an expanded gift shop, and extensive specialized gardens, habitats, and areas for research. The Director must be able to communicate effectively with the general public as well as the University community and must possess experience with proposal development and fund raising, and have experience managing successful garden or museum programs. Leadership in developing and executing master plans and in community relations preferred. Ability to work with diverse populations preferred. The Director will provide leadership for the staff, including an Assistant Director, Education Specialist, office staff and student assistants. He or she will work with volunteers and an advisory board, as well as media and the community-at-large. The Director will report to the Dean of Continuing Education and Public Service. The position requires administrative experience in addition to a bachelors and master's degree in Biology, Botany, Horticulture or related area, with a doctorate preferred. Teaching/research experience in Biology/Botany/Horticulture or related areas preferred. The position is a 12 month appointment with the possibility of academic rank and non-tenure track faculty status. Salary and benefits are commensurate with education and experience. Applicants should send a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and the names, phone numbers and addresses of at least three references to Dr. Brent W. Tharp, Chair, Search Committee, Director of Botanical Garden, Georgia Southern University, P.O. Box 8061, Statesboro, GA, 30460-8124 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Screening of applicants begins January 3, 2003. Position to begin March 1, 2003. Additional information about the Georgia Southern Botanical Garden can be found at www2.gasou.edu/garden/. Posted: 12/13/02.
Manager, Conservation Programs: Based in St. Louis, manages the Center for Plant Conservation's national rare plant conservation program. Manages the technical assistance program for the Center and includes developing workshops and symposia, managing the database, and assisting and coordinating implementation of the priority regions program. Coordinates the process of developing and disseminating technical policies, standards and protocols for CPC's network of 33 institutions. Develops and administers an internal review process for institutions to examine their programs, and assists institutions in evaluating the quality and genetic adequacy of their endangered plant collection. Writes and manages grants, develops action plans, supervises support staff, interns, and volunteers, and participates in conservation program planning, development and advocacy at national and regional levels. A Ph.D. in botany/ecology with experience in plant conservation implementation is strongly preferred. A Master's degree with extensive experience may also be successful. Three year's experience in implementing plant conservation activities or plant conservation management and/or research required. Experience in working with federal and state agencies and NGO's and knowledge of the plant conservation community highly desired. Excellent oral and written communication skills, strong computer and database management skills and willingness to travel essential. We offer a comprehensive benefits program including medical, dental and life insurance, retirement program, and a 403(b) with generous match. Apply to the Center for Plant Conservation, c/o Missouri Botanical Garden, Human Resource Management, Attn: MCP, 2345 Tower Grove Ave., St. Louis, MO 63110 or to email@example.com. See www.mobot.org/CPC/ for more information. Position is open until filled. Posted: 10/24/02.
Assistant Director, Environmental Research Center: Ecologist with Ph.D. is sought to work with the director (Dr. Gary Belovsky) in managing education and research at the University of Notre Dame Environmental Research Center (UNDERC). UNDERC is a 7500-acre tract with 30 lakes and bogs in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan and northern Wisconsin. Facilities include housing and over 20,000 square feet of laboratory, classroom and storage space. This is a 12-month non-tenure track faculty position (3 year renewable contract) in the Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Notre Dame. Salary is commensurate with experience and comparable with faculty salaries at Notre Dame and other major universities. Full benefits are provided with the potential for additional salary from grants. Presence at UNDERC from May – September is required. Housing at UNDERC is provided, as well as office and lab space at UNDERC and on campus. Equipment funds and access to a technician and UNDERC administrative assistant are also available. Responsibilities include: 1. Working with director in maintenance and enhancement of UNDERC programs. 2. Coordinating the summer undergraduate course at UNDERC (10 weeks) and teaching a module (one week) in it. 3. Advising those undergraduates in their research projects as part of UNDERC summer course, when projects are in the assistant director’s research area. 4. Teaching a graduate course during the academic year on campus. 5. Conducting research on UNDERC property and publishing results. Interested applicants should send a curriculum vitae and a cover letter including description of research interests and teaching experience by November 15, 2002 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 May 15, 2003. Posted: 10/15/02.
Director of Avian Research: University Of Oklahoma, Oklahoma Biological Survey, Sutton Avian Research Center. Administrator II (Director of Research) needed to coordinate and oversee collection, analysis, publication and dissemination of data pertaining to a variety of avian research projects, and to design new research projects and write grant proposals. Current projects range from radio-telemetry based research on Lesser and Greater Prairie-Chickens to investigation of the nesting ecology and population dynamics of grassland birds. Successful applicant will be responsible for statistically analyzing a large data set from a five-year project on prairie-songbirds encompassing data for over 5,000 nests. In addition, position will involve supervising three permanent staff biologists and numerous seasonal field biologists. Applicants should be knowledgeable of techniques, issues, and literature pertaining to research in avian ecology and general ornithology, and should have strong quantitative and study design skills. Experience with multivariate statistics is essential. Candidates should have good communication skills; position involves preparation of reports, scientific articles, and oral presentations, and interaction with a board of directors. People skills are also essential. A PhD in zoology, wildlife management or a closely related field or equivalent experience is required. We are looking for a well-rounded scientist who has more than just an academic interest, and who can synthesize research results into workable conservation solutions. The Sutton Avian Research Center is affiliated with the University of Oklahoma through the Oklahoma Biological Survey. Deadline for application is November 30, 2002. The position is located at the G.M. Sutton Avian Research Center in Bartlesville, Oklahoma, and will start on 1 January 2003. For more information on the Sutton Avian Research Center call (918) 336-7778. See also, www.suttoncenter.org Salary $44,000-48,000/yr plus benefits. Applicants must submit an OU Job Application (available at www.ou.edu/ohr) to the Office of Human Resources, 905 Asp Avenue, Room 205, Norman, OK 73019. Refer to Job Requisition # 04020N on all correspondence.
Coordinator, Neotropical Working Forest Programs: With support from the National Science Foundation, the University of Florida is launching an Integrated Graduate Education and Research Traineeship Program (IGERT) focused on neotropical working forests. This is an innovative, university-wide, initiative involving 20+ faculty, 20+ doctoral students, and numerous international partners in Latin America. The program offers a tiered interdisciplinary curriculum to train doctoral students to conduct applied research on (1) tradeoffs and complementarities among working forest options, (2) the effectiveness of different kinds of working forests for conservation and development, and (3) capacity building efforts designed to promote forest management and conservation in neotropical regions. The Coordinator will be responsible for day-to-day program administration, including advising students, interacting with business services and sponsored research offices, and service to faculty program committees. Also responsible for preparation of program recruitment materials, administering program evaluation activities, drafting program reports, and maintaining program website and databases. Additional duties include travel for recruitment efforts, periodic site visits to international partners, and organizing program events. Opportunities to participate in teaching and research programs. Reports to Program Director. Qualifications: Masters or Ph.D. in a natural or social science related to ecology, resource management, conservation, international development or education. Excellent organization and written/oral communication skills. Must be willing to travel. Fluency in Spanish and/or Portuguese highly desirable. Administrative and/or managerial experience a plus. To apply: Please submit a cover letter and resume by October 25, 2002 to: University of Florida, Central Employment, P.O. Box 115002, Gainesville, FL 32611-5002. Reference the position #951450 in your cover letter. For further information, contact Dr. Daniel J. Zarin, UF/IGERT Program Director (Email only please: email@example.com). Posted: 10/10/02.
Associate Director, Biological Station: The University of Michigan seeks an Associate Director for our Biological Station, a residential research and teaching facility located in Pellston, Michigan. The selected candidate will collaborate with a Director, senior faculty, and staff to plan instructional programs, research, and service activities. To learn more about the Station, please visit http://www.umich.edu/~umbs/. The Associate Director develops and implements operational policies and procedures, and is responsible for 5 key areas including: Research - Identification of funding opportunities and oversee administration of research grants. Instruction - Manage and monitor enrollment trends to establish appropriate curriculum and an effective recruitment plan with a goal of full enrollment. Facilities - Manage maintenance of over 150 buildings including classrooms, a dormitory, cabins and research sites. Human Resources - Manage all aspects of year-round staff of 20 and summer staff of 80. Manage the station day-to-day. In the summer, the station functions almost as a small town and residence hall, with a dining room, store, clinic, vehicles and vessels. Finance - Ensure appropriate use and distribution of money, with goal of rationalizing use of resources to achieve increasing financial self-sufficiency of the Station, including preparing $2 million operating budget and establishing controls to maintain budget limitations. Establish and oversee a fundraising plan, and ensure appropriate use of gift revenues. Represent the unit to outside agencies with general authority to make commitments on administrative policies and procedures. Desired qualifications include a PhD, Master's or comparable experience and a combination of knowledge in biological science and business. Minimum qualifications include a Bachelor's degree and 5 years of progressively responsible, related experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Obtain a University employment application and bid form by visiting http://www.umich.edu/~jobs. Complete the application and bid form and attach (1) cover letter (optional), (2) copies of your résumé. Include posting number T-026437-PR in the upper right corner of your résumés. Forward information to: Recruitment, G250 Wolverine Tower, 3003 South State Street, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48l09. Posted: 8/27/02.
Resident Professor, Undergraduate Semester Abroad Program: The Organization for Tropical Studies (http://www.ots.duke.edu) seeks applicants for the position of Resident Professor with the OTS-Duke University Undergraduate Semester Abroad Program (USAP) in Costa Rica. USAP is a field-based undergraduate program with a strong reputation for academic rigor in ecology, field research, environmental science and policy, and Spanish language and culture. Successful applicants will work closely with the other Resident Faculty and with the Director of Undergraduate Programs in all aspects of the design and implementation of both fall and spring semesters, and will be responsible for team teaching field courses in biology, research and environmental science and policy, including the supervision of student independent research projects in field biology. Qualifications -Ph.D. 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 team teaching and interdisciplinary collaboration. -Professional experience in field-based education, group learning and interactive, experiential teaching. -Excellent verbal and written communication skills. -Bilingual capability (Spanish/English). The position is based in Costa Rica. Salary and benefits are competitive. Deadline: March 5. Anticipated Start Date: July 1, 2003. To apply: Send résumé or CV with cover letter, statement of teaching philosophy and research interests, sample publications, and the names, addresses and emails of three references to the Director of Undergraduate Programs, Organization for Tropical Studies, Box 90630, Durham, NC 27708-0630. For more information contact Dr. Karin Gastreich (firstname.lastname@example.org). OTS is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Posted: 2/6/03.
Academic Director: The Organization for Tropical Studies, a consortium of 65 universities and research institutions, invites applications for a senior leadership position. The academic director oversees a growing portfolio of field-based courses in Costa Rica, Brazil, Peru, Panama, Mexico and South Africa for graduate students, undergraduates and professionals. Responsibilities also include programmatic fund-raising and administering a research fellowship program. Applicants should hold the Ph.D. and have at lease five years of relevant education experience. The position is based at OTS' North American office at Duke University and reports directly to the OTS CEO. For further information see http://www.ots.duke.edu or contact OTS. Please send: (1) letter of application with details of administrative and educational experience, (2) curriculum vitae, and (3) names and contact information of three references to Dr. Gary Hartshorn, OTS President and CEO, Box 90630, Durham NC 27708-0630. Posted: 8/12/02.
Director of Scientific Programs: The Ecological Society of America, a nonprofit scientific membership organization, seeks an experienced scientist to direct the science program office of the Society. Exciting opportunity to develop innovative approaches to science-policy linkages, and to lead a successful program as it plans for the future. Experience in fundraising and program management, PhD in Ecology or related science, and 5 to 8 years experience required. Non-profit or government agency experience desirable. Competitive salary and benefits. Send cover letter, resume, salary history, and names of three references to: Science Director Search, ESA, 1707 H. Street, NW, Suite 400, Washington, DC 20006; fax: 202. 833.8775. No phone calls. Application deadline, November 15, 2002. Posted: 6/27/02, revised: 10/21/02.
Freshwater Conservation Program Director: The Nature Conservancy seeks landscape-scale conservation leader to launch & build new freshwater program in Northeastern U.S. and in the Caribbean aimed at large biologically diverse aquatic systems--major rivers, lakes & watersheds. Director will identify roles and strategies in freshwater conservation, develop capacity and deliver scientific support to field in conservation planning, public policy, fundraising, building effective partnerships with public/private orgs. Management and supervisory experience required. Strategic thinker w/M.S.+ 5-7 yrs. experience in natural areas planning/mgmt. Expert knowledge of freshwater ecology, conservation biology & public policy essential. Experienced in motivating & chartering interdisciplinary teams. Extensive travel, flexible hours. Send cover letter and resume to: The Nature Conservancy, Dept. CH, 4245 N. Fairfax Dr., Arlington, VA 22203. Email: email@example.com (please indicate job title in subject line). For a complete job description, please visit www.nature.org. Posted: 9/17/02.
Program Director, Forest Conservation: Responsible for coordinating the protection of a large forest complex in south-central Indiana, a landscape-scale system that exceeds 300,000 acres. The Program Director will be responsible for developing and implementing strategies to conserve forests at the site. Specifically, the candidate will work collaboratively with staff and chapter leadership and develop strong working partnerships with like-minded NGOs, corporations, donors and government agencies at the site. Responsible for budget preparation and monitoring and may be responsible for obtaining funding. The Position may supervise administrative and project staff, interns or volunteers at one or more locations. The primary conservation targets are "forest matrix" and "interior-forest neotropical migrants". The office will be located in or around Nashville Indiana, about 20 miles east of Bloomington and Indiana University. Contact: Matt Klage, Director of Operations, The Nature Conservancy, 1505 N. Delaware St., Suite 200, Indianapolis, IN 46202. firstname.lastname@example.org, (317) 917-2478 (Fax). Posted: 8/20/02.
Science Director: The New York-New Jersey Trail Conference is seeking qualified applicants for a position that will develop and manage a program of science that addresses recreational ecology issues. For full job ad, see http://www.nynjtc.org/employees/scidir.html. Posted: 2/12/03.
Science Project Associate: The American Institute of Biological Sciences (www.aibs.org) seeks a Science Project Associate experienced in using ESRI/Arc and other GIS mapping software to work on its IBRCS project (Infrastructure for Biology at Regional to Continental Scales: http://ibrcs.aibs.org ). IBRCS goals are to (1) work with the biological/scientific community--within and beyond the AIBS membership--to determine the needs and means for increased physical infrastructure and connectivity in observational platforms, data collection and analysis, and database networking in both field biology and other more general areas of biology and science; (2) provide for communications within this community and with the National Science Foundation regarding the development and focus of relevant infrastructure and data-networking projects; (3) facilitate the synergistic connection of diverse researchers and research organizations that can exploit the power of a large-scale biological observatory program; and (4) disseminate information about biological observatory programs and other relevant infrastructure and data-networking projects to the scientific community, the public policy community, the media, and the general public. Among the current foci of IBRCS is the National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON) initiative from NSF. The Science Project Associate will work under the direction of the IBRCS Project Manager on all of the above activities, and with IBRCS IT staff will focus on the creation of content-rich, interactive ESRI/Arc online maps intended to allow researchers and educators to map research facilities and data-collection sites throughout the U.S., and beyond. The successful candidate will be an energetic self-starter with excellent communication, technical, and problem-solving skills. This is a new, full-time, salaried position in the AIBS Washington office, contingent upon anticipated external funding, for an initial period of up to 12 months. Expected starting date, May 2003. Advanced biology degree preferred. Salary in the 40s, depending on experience. Benefits include healthcare and retirement plan. APPLY BY EMAIL ONLY: Send cover letter and resume with a subject line reading "IBRCS SCIENCE PROJECT ASSOCIATE" to email@example.com. Closing date: when filled. Posted: 4/17/03.
Preserve Scientist: Valles Caldera National Preserve The Valles Caldera Trust seeks a Preserve Scientist to be part of the Executive Team to adaptively manage and coordinate all research, inventory and monitoring activities on the Preserve, and to actively conduct related research. For a full position description, visit www.vallescaldera.gov. Location: Los Alamos, New Mexico. Resumes should be postmarked by January 4, 2002. Posted: 12/2/02.
Biodiversity Program Specialist for Gabon: The Smithsonian Institution/Monitoring and Assessment of Biodiversity Program (www.si.edu/simab), of the National Zoological Park's Conservation and Research Center, works to conserve biological diversity throughout the world. For more than ten years, the program has been conducting research, conservation, and training activities in Central Africa. MAB requires a program specialist for the Gabon Biodiversity Program to implement field projects by coordinating program priorities and by providing administrative support. The program specialist participates in project development and monitors achievements, and manages multiple tasks to ensure that objectives are met within Program budget. The program specialist serves as contact person with national government, international agencies, and other non-governmental organizations. This position is based in Gamba, Gabon. Candidates should hold a Masters Degree in conservation biology/ecology or relevant social sciences (Ph.D. preferred), and three years of experience. Candidates should have practical knowledge of technical aspects of biodiversity research and skills to facilitate coordination and management of projects, administrative experience in managing budgets and contracts, strong positive attitude and an ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks. Excellent writing and communication skills are a must. Candidate must be fluent in English and have an advanced knowledge of French. Applications for this position must include (1) one to two pages describing the applicant's interest and qualifications for the position, (2) the applicant's curriculum vitae and (3) two letters of reference. Submit applications to Patrick Campbell via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. Deadline for submitting applications is February 21, 2003. Posted: 2/4/03.
Biodiversity: We seek applicants for a 2-year postdoctoral fellowship in the University of British Columbia Centre for Biodiversity Research. The Centre is currently made up of over 40 members of the Science Faculty with interests in biological conservation. Preference will be given to candidates with bold ideas, demonstrated research ability, and strong communication skills. The successful candidate will be expected to: conduct original research on core problems in biodiversity and conservation, foster interactions within the Centre, run a seminar series and help maintain the centre's web site (www.zoology.ubc.ca/biodiversity). Starting date, 1 September 2003. Salary $35,000 p.a. Send curriculum vitae, three letters of reference, and a brief statement of goals to Dr. Judy Myers, Centre for Biodiversity Research, U.B.C., 6270 University Blvd., Vancouver, B.C., Canada V6T 1Z4. (Fax 604-822-0653, e-mail email@example.com). Closing date for application, 15 January 2003. We encourage all qualified candidates to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority. Posted: 12/4/02.
Conservation Biology and Policy: Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs Princeton University. A post-doctoral fellow in the field of conservation biology, with emphasis on conservation issues in the Florida scrub ecosystem, is sought. Successful candidate will work closely with Professor David Wilcove and Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology scientists. Research interests should be relevant to protecting and managing scrub fragments. Applicants must have Ph.D. in ecology, conservation biology, or related field. Knowledge of reserve-design algorithms or GIS is helpful. A competitive salary, commensurate with experience, and excellent benefits will be offered. The initial appointment is for 1 year with possibility of extension to 2 or more years. Review of applications begins March 24, 2003. Send application including CV to Geraldine Rhodes, Robertson Hall, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ 08544. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Posted: 3/5/03.
Conservation Ecologist: The Nature Conservancy - Arizona Chapter. Primarily provides technical support for developing transition strategies for TNC biodiversity data and planning methods to the BLM and for invasive plant threat assessment and control strategies. Required: MS or PhD in related field plus 5 yrs experience. Full-time, gov't award-funded project position. Funding available for 12 mos; however, anticipated 4 yr project. Located in Tucson. Send cover letter/resume to: James E. Cook, TNC, 1510 E. Fort Lowell Rd., Tucson, AZ 85719. Phone: (520)-622-3861. Full job ad. Visit http://nature.org/careers/ for more info. Posted: 10/4/02.
Terrestrial Ecologist: The Nature Conservancy - Illinois Chapter, Peoria, IL. Closing Date: September 21, 2002. The Terrestrial Ecologist identifies scientific needs related to threats to terrestrial targets and measures of success at TNC terrestrial areas. Analyzes and summarizes information, proposes and promotes projects to answer important restoration and conservation questions, and monitors terrestrial conservation and restoration success. Identifies stewardship needs at Conservancy sites. Works with other science staff to coordinate aquatic and terrestrial scientific efforts throughout the state and seeks funding to increase scientific partnership activities at Conservancy project areas. Requirements: Graduate degree in biology or closely related field with emphasis in terrestrial conservation and restoration ecology, and/or comparable professional experience. Knowledge of theoretical and applied aspects of Conservation Biology and Restoration Ecology. Specific knowledge and/or experience in the conservation and restoration of terrestrial systems in agricultural settings preferred. Ability to design terrestrial monitoring projects and to perform analyses on ecological data across multiple spatial and temporal scales. Demonstrated ability to work in a well organized and timely fashion, and produce high-quality work either independently or as part of a team. Demonstrated ability to write well, communicate clearly, and be an active team member. Willingness to work flexible hours and travel occasionally when necessary. Familiarity with and commitment to The Nature Conservancy’s mission to preserve biological diversity. Send resume and names, phone numbers and email addresses of three references to: Terrestrial Ecologist Search Committee, The Nature Conservancy, 301 S.W. Adams Street, Suite 1007, Peoria, IL 61602. Fax: 309-673-8986 or by Email: email@example.com. Posted: 9/5/02.
Natural Heritage Program Ecologists: The Montana Natural Heritage Program is currently recuiting for four positions: Senior Ecologist, Ecologist, Program Botanist, and Finance Administrator. Full position descriptions are available at: http://nhp.nris.state.mt.us/employ/. The Montana Natural Heritage Program is operated by The Nature Conservancy, in partnership with the Montana State Library, and is part of the Natural Resource Information System. Posted: 7/23/02.
Pollination Biology: Here is an opportunity for someone who has finished a PhD in the past five years, or is about to do so, to carry out pollination research in South Africa. We have a very active pollination research group at the University of Natal in Pietermaritzburg. Facilities include an extensive library, spectrometers, microscopes (light and SEM), herbarium, four-wheel drive vehicles. Salary is either US$ 10 000 for 12 months or US$ 5 000 for six months, which is enough for an individual or family to live comfortably in SA. Successful applicants would be free to pursue any kind of research in pollination biology on a collaborative basis. We focus on pollination biology in the SA flora, especially formation of pollination ecotypes and plant speciation, plant breeding systems, ecological determinants of fruit and seed set, floral mimicry in orchids, interpretation of ecological traits using cladistic analysis, convergent evolution in plants with specialized pollination systems, pollen dispersal, uncoupling of plant-insect mutualisms in fragmented habitats, and studies of pollination at the community level. Applicants who are interested in exploring genetic variation among populations in the context of evolution or conservation questions will also be considered. We have a fully equipped molecular lab with an ABI3100 sequencer. Applicants must include a full CV with publications, a brief outline of research interests, and the names and email addresses of two people who can act as referees, and must reach me (JohnsonSD@nu.ac.za) by 20 February 2003. Starting time would be any time after that, but no later than September 2003. The main flowering season in this region is from October to March, but there is also the possibility of working on bird-pollinated species during the mild southern hemisphere winter (June to August). For some representative recent publications from our lab, see http://www.botany.unp.ac.za/staff/johnson/steve.htm. Posted: 1/24/03.
Animal Behavior: Morehouse College invites candidates interested in combining postdoctoral research and teaching experience to submit applications for a mentored postdoctoral fellowship. Research will focus on animal behavior and behavioral neuroscience. Our current research interests include: 1) effects of sex ratio variation on sexual selection in insects, 2) effects of neuropeptides on mate choice in fishes; and 3) neuroendocrine consequences of dominant/subordinate social status in fishes. Other projects of interest to the Fellow are encouraged. The Fellow will devote approximately 75% effort to research and 25% effort to teaching. Background in animal behavior is essential. Experience in neuroscience is desirable, but not required. This appointment is available starting in August 2002, and is funded for two years with a salary of $31,092 per year plus fringe benefits. This fellowship is funded by the Center for Behavioral Neuroscience, an NSF funded collaboration between Morehouse College, the colleges of the Atlanta University Center, Emory University, Georgia State University, and the Georgia Institute of Technology. For further information, contact Larry Blumer (firstname.lastname@example.org). Send your curriculum vitae, statement of research interests, and contact information for three references by e-mail to email@example.com or in hard copy to Larry Blumer, Morehouse College, Department of Biology, 830 Westview Dr. SW, Atlanta, GA 30314. Posted: 7/2/02.
Plant Ecological Genetics: An NSF-funded postdoctoral position is available at the University of Alaska at Fairbanks to study the fitness consequences of genes controlling sex expression in Silene vulgaris, a gynodioecious plant with cytoplasmic male sterility. The goal of the project will be to perform a rigorous experimental test for the cost of restoration on 3 CMS/restorer systems that have been identified through marker and crossing studies. The research will provide a deeper understanding of the maintenance and resolution of the genetic conflict between cytoplasmic and nuclear genes in gynodioecious plants and provide a framework with which to interpret issues such as the interactions between cytoplasmic diseases and autosomal resistance genes and the evolution of complex genetic sex determination and transmission systems. Further information on this study system can be found in: Olson, M.S. and D.E. McCauley. 2002. Mitochondrial DNA diversity, population structure, and gender association in the gynodioecious plant Silene vulgaris. Evolution, 56: 253-262. The position will involve greenhouse crossing studies, field experiments, and molecular marker screening in the laboratory. Opportunities will be available to participate in and develop additional crossing, molecular, and/or theoretical projects related to the overall goals of this study. The successful applicant will interact with an active group of faculty, postdocs, and graduate students at the Institute of Arctic Biology. The position can begin as early as August 15, 2003 and will remain open until filled. Candidates should have a strong background in population genetics and an earned Ph.D. Candidates with molecular experience are encouraged to apply. To obtain further information or apply sending a statement of research interests and experience, CV, and the names and contact information for 3 references to Matt Olson by email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or post (Dr. Matthew Olson, Institute of Arctic Biology and Department of Biology and Wildlife, University of Alaska Fairbanks, P.O. Box 757000, Fairbanks, AK 99775-7000). Posted: 6/20/03.
Chemical Ecology and Community/Ecosystem Genetics: University of Wisconsin - Madison A postdoctoral Research Associate position will be available summer 2003 as part of a large, multi-investigator, multi-institutional project funded under NSF's Integrated Research Challenges in Environmental Biology program. This project is evaluating 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. Field sites include a number of riparian habitats throughout the Intermountain West. Primary responsibilities are to coordinate and conduct research involving chemical analyses of cottonwood samples. 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. Qualifications include expertise in plant chemical analyses, and interest in the chemical ecology of trophic interactions or 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: $30,000 - 32,000, commensurate with experience. Excellent medical/dental health plans available at no cost to Associate. Application: Preliminary inquiries are welcome, preferably by phone or e-mail. 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. Phone: 608-263-6277, E-mail: email@example.com, Web: http://entomology.wisc.edu/~lindroth/. Posted: 2/11/03.
Plant-Animal Interactions: Postdoctoral position in plant-animal interactions for recently funded NSF grant. Start date flexible, Sept/Oct preferred but Nov/Dec OK. Funding available for 3 years. Work involves research on population ecology of Florida salt marshes, especially plant-insect-enemy interactions but experience in other habitats or other fields of ecology is acceptable. Applications should include cover letter, CV, at least two letters of reference, representative reprints and a brief (1-2 page) statement of future directions to Peter Stiling, Department of Biology SCA 110, University of South Florida, 4202 East Fowler Avenue, Tampa, FL 33620 or to firstname.lastname@example.org or call to discuss (813) 974-3754. Posted: 6/20/03.
Plant-Herbivore Interactions: Postdoc position available at the University of Toronto. The position is available for two years and is completely flexible with regard to research topic. Possibilities include studies of plant defense, insect detoxification, mutualism, omnivory, phenotypic plasticity and ecological genetics. Send brief message of interest and possible projects with CV to Anurag Agrawal at email@example.com . For further information about the research group please see www.botany.utoronto.ca/ResearchLabs/agrawalLab. We have several very active groups investigating the ecology and evolution of plant-animal interactions and a nearby field station that is ideal for experiments. The position will be available until it is filled. Posted: 1/22/03.
Plant Defense: A post-doctoral position is available to study the molecular ecology, evolution, and population genetics of plant defense genes. The research will involve collection and analysis of DNA sequence data. Diversity will be estimated at both the species and population levels, providing an opportunity to examine the patterns of selection as well as the geographic scales at which defense genes have evolved. Applicants should have an interest in plant defense, host-parasite interactions, molecular evolution and/or population genetics. Basic skills in molecular biology and sequence analysis are desirable but not necessary. The start date is flexible. Applicants should send (e-mail is fine) a CV, a statement of research interests, and names and contact information of three references. If you have questions please email. Peter Tiffin, Dept. of Plant Biology, University of Minnesota, St Paul, MN 55108-1095 USA. Phone: 612 624-7406, FAX: 612 625-1738, firstname.lastname@example.org. Posted: 1/9/03.
Plant Evolution - Herbivore Tolerance: A postdoctoral research associate position is available at the University of Evansville beginning as early as February 2003 to work on the evolution of plant tolerance to herbivore damage using a hybrid willow system. The research involves two major projects: (1) evaluating the selection gradient for tolerance and its candidate traits using F2 hybrids between Salix eriocephala and S. sericea, and (2) performing joint-scaling analyses (using S. eriocephala, S. sericea, F1 and F2 hybrids, and backcrosses to each parent) to determine the contribution of additive, dominance, and epistatic effects on the expression of candidate traits for tolerance. The candidate's roles include performing analytical chemistry, carrying out field research, and directing undergraduate researchers. The candidate is also encouraged to initiate other research projects. Chemical analyses involve the extraction and quantification of total nonstructural carbohydrates and soluble proteins from woody tissue samples. Field research will take place in upstate New York at the Vassar Farm during the Summer and in late Fall. Research will be in collaboration with colleagues at Vassar College. Candidates with a recent PhD and research experience focusing on plant chemical ecology, plant-herbivore interactions, and/or quantitative genetics are encouraged to apply. The position will last up to two years, with a starting salary of $30,000. Send C.V., reprints, and names/addresses of three references ASAP: Dr. Cris G. Hochwender, Department of Biology, University of Evansville, 1800 Lincoln Avenue, Evansville, IN 47722. For more information on the research or job specifications, contact Dr. Hochwender at email@example.com. Posted: 12/23/02.
Plant Biology: Mercer and Putnam Postdoctoral Fellowships. The Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University invites applications for one or two year postdoctoral fellowships in the areas of plant evolutionary biology, biogeography, plant systematics, plant development, and plant physiology. Priority will be given to candidates whose research makes use of the extensive living (Putnam Fellowships), preserved (Mercer Fellowships), and library botanical collections of the Arboretum and the Harvard University Herbaria. Candidates must be associated with a research scientist or faculty member based at the Arnold Arboretum, Harvard University Herbaria, or Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology. Awards consist of an annual stipend that is flexible up to $50K, health benefits, and up to $10K of research funds. Applications should consist of a curriculum vitae, a research proposal and required research support, a statement from a Harvard sponsor, and three letters of recommendation. Please address all letters of interest and applications to: Dr. Robert E. Cook, Director, The Arnold Arboretum, 125 Arborway, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130. Review of applications will begin on March 1, 2003 for appointments beginning September 1, 2003. Posted: 1/10/03.
Plant Evolution: A postdoctoral research position is available immediately at the University of Texas, Austin on an NSF-sponsored ITR (Information Technology Research) project entitled, "Reconstructing Complex Evolutionary Histories." The main focus of the grant is to develop, test, and validate methods for reconstructing reticulate evolutionary histories. Funding for the postdoctoral position is for a minimum of two years, but could be extended under appropriate circumstances. Minimum salary starts at $25,000 (benfits included), but can be higher depending upon an applicant's skills and experience. The principal part of the project for which the postdoctoral researcher will be responsible is the identification and development of multiple DNA markers that could be used throughout flowering plants for the reconstruction of reticulate and bifurcating phylogenies. The ideal candidate for the position will have experience with the computational aspects of phylogenetics, including programming experience, as well as some experience in the lab with DNA extraction and purification, PCR, and sequencing. Depending upon the experience of the candidate there will also be ample opportunities to aid in the development and testing of tools and algorithms for reconstructing reticulate phylogenies. Interested candidates should send a letter of interest, CV, and the names and contact information for three recommenders to: Randy Linder, Section of Integrative Biology, University of Texas, 1 University Station, A6700, Austin, TX 78712 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Posted: 10/30/02.
Plant Microevolutionary-Developmental Biology: I am looking to hire a post-doc and lab tech to join my lab by this February in the Department of Plant Biology at the University of Minnesota-St. Paul. The proposed research examines multilevel selection in variable competitive settings using Brassica rapa and Arabidopsis thaliana. It will employ genetic and genomic tools in ecologically and agroecologically relevant competitive settings with the aim of characterizing 1) multilevel genotypic selection and 2) the developmental loci targeted both by selection in natural populations (non-agricultural and agricultural weeds) and during the process of domestication. I am looking for enthusiastic individuals that are interested in integrated, microevolutionary-developmental research and can handle sometimes-grueling field work. Experience in either quantitative-genetics or basic molecular-genetic techniques would be a plus. For more information, e-mail Cynthia Weinig, email@example.com. Posted: 9/9/02.
Ecoinformatics: The Long Term Ecological Research Network Office at the University of New Mexico, in collaboration with the San Diego Supercomputer Center, University of Kansas, and the National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis, seeks a postdoctoral associate with interests in education, ecology and information technology. We are developing cutting edge technology for the integration, analysis, and synthesis of heterogeneous ecological data, and need an educator for community outreach and training. Training will take place in traditional workshop and tutorial settings, in an innovative annual workshop for new faculty, in web-based distributed graduate seminars, and via downloadable web resources. The position is located in Albuquerque, New Mexico, at the University of New Mexico, and is fully funded for 3 years. Responsibilities: Development of educational resources and curricula for ecologists, field biologists, and environmental scientists, on the application of advanced information technologies to scientific discovery, research and teaching. Curricula development for, and teaching of, workshops, distributed graduate seminars, and tutorials. Web resources content development. Deadline: June 1, 2003. Qualifications: PhD in Ecology, Education, IT, or related fields. Commitment to excellence in graduate/post-graduate education required; teaching experience preferred. Knowledge of scientific, ecological and/or high-performance computing preferred. To apply, please submit cover letter, CV/resume, and three references to: Deana Pennington, UNM Department of Biology, MSC03 2020, 1 University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM 87131-0001, or by email to dpennington@LTERnet.edu. Posted: 5/13/03.
Ecoinformatics: We seek two postdoctoral fellows to participate in a large, NSF and Mellon-funded Information Technology Research (ITR) Project directed at development of a technology framework for data discovery, integration, and visualization for biodiversity research. The persons in these positions will be involved specifically in development of standards, methods, and software tools for representing and utilizing biological nomenclature and classification information. Even though the rules of taxonomy are quite specific, taxonomic understanding is dynamic, leading to constant changes in the taxonomic entities, the names applied to those entities, and their phylogenetic relationships. Consequently, taxonomic concepts and the application of names to those concepts vary through time and with the authority employed. Effective integration of data from diverse sources requires that the multiple and overlapping taxonomic concepts be tracked, as well as the multiple names that have been applied to them. We envision that the need for data integration will reshape the way organisms are reported in biodiversity and ecological data and publications, and the way biological taxonomists and ecologists conduct, report, and disseminate their research. Developing this link between ecology, systematics, and informatics is crucial to developing effective and useful ecological informatics tools. The postdoctoral researchers are expected to collaborate closely with the principal investigators and project software engineers, be productive, flexible, highly organized, and creative. The postdocs will work directly with researchers at the National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis (U.C. Santa Barbara) and the University of North Carolina, and will be located at one of these institutions. A PhD in some field of Ecology, Systematics, Environmental Science, or Computer Science is required. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills are critical. Frequent travel is required. Strong background in biological systematics, software development, and database skills is desired. Review of applications will begin June 28 and continue until the positions are filled. Interested applicants should submit: (1) a statement of how her/his educational and research experience qualify the applicant for the position, (2) recent curriculum vitae, and (3) two letters of recommendation. Electronic submissions in PDF format are preferred. Send applications and at least two letters of recommendations to firstname.lastname@example.org. Send mailed submissions to Robert K. Peet, Dept. of Biology, CB#3280, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3280 USA, 919-962-6942, email@example.com. Additional information about the project is available at http://seek.ecoinformatics.org. Posted: 5/13/03.
Biology: Postdoctoral Teaching/Research Positions in Anatomy and Physiology, Cell Biology, Ecology, Microbiology, and Vertebrate Biology Department of Biological Sciences Texas Tech University. Candidates are invited to apply for one of five Postdoctoral positions that emphasize teaching skill development and participation in faculty research efforts. Positions are available for two years with the second year dependent on evaluation of teaching performance and research interactions. Each hire will teach one or two undergraduate courses a semester in one of the areas designated above, participate in programs that emphasize teaching pedagogy, and become involved in research collaborations with groups of faculty in the Department. Requirements for these positions include a Ph.D., some teaching experience, and a strong commitment to interact in faculty research programs. The start date for these positions can be either September 1, 2003, or January 15, 2004. Screening of applications will begin July 10, 2003, and will continue until all positions are filled. Applicants should submit curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching background, three letters of recommendation, and a description of potential research collaborations in the Department to: Dr. John Zak, Postdoctoral Positions, Department of Biological Sciences, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX 79409. Please indicate in your cover letter for which postdoctoral position you are applying. Additional information on potential research collaborations can be found at: http://www.biol.ttu.edu. Posted: 5/27/03.
Vertebrate Biology: The Department of Biology at Middlebury College invites applications for a one-year, term position. Teaching responsibilities include teaching the evolutionary portion of an introductory course, an intermediate lecture/lab course in vertebrate biology, a seminar course in advanced ecology, evolution or conservation biology, and a course of interest during the Winter (January) Term. Candidates should have a strong background in vertebrate biology, and should have completed their doctorate or should be ABD. Please send letter of application, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching interests, undergraduate and graduate transcripts, and three letters of recommendation (at least one of which addresses teaching skills) under separate cover to Vertebrate Biology Search Committee, Department of Biology, Middlebury College, Middlebury, VT 05753. Applications will be reviewed as soon as completed applications are received. Interviews will begin on May 5, 2003. Posted: 4/7/03.
Organismic and Evolutionary Biology: Darwin Postdoctoral Fellowship. The Graduate Program in Organismic and Evolutionary Biology at UMASS Amherst announces a two-year post-doctoral research/lectureship. More than 80 faculty members in 10 campus departments are committed to the study of ecology, organismic and evolutionary biology, offering unique training and research opportunities for recent PhD's. Our research/lecture position allows independent research with a faculty member and experience developing and teaching a one-semester undergraduate biology course. Position subject to availability of funds. 1st year salary: $30,000. 2nd year salary: $32,000. To apply, send: CV; three letters of reference; statements of research and teaching interests; and letter of support from your proposed UMASS Amherst faculty sponsor. A list of faculty and additional information is available at www.bio.umass.edu/oeb. OEB Darwin Fellow, 319 Morrill Science Center, University of Massachusetts Amherst, Amherst, MA 01003. 413-545-0928, firstname.lastname@example.org. Application review begins: 1/22/03. Position remains open until successful candidate is selected Start date: 9/1/03. Posted: 1/13/03.
Earth, Environmental, and Ocean Sciences: Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University We invite recent Ph.D. recepients or Ph.D. candidates of the Year 2003, in any field of the Earth, environmental, and ocean sciences, to apply for Postdoctoral Fellowships that begin in September 2003. Lamont's mission is to understand the fundamental dynamics of our planet from the core to the uppermost reaches or our atmosphere and their interaction with the living organisms and human systems. Our principal selection criteria are excellence and interdisciplinary scope to further this mission. Current expertise and research interests at Lamont-Doherty and Columbia include solid earth dynamics, ocean and atmospheric dynamics (e.g. climate/paleoclimate, physical/chemical oceanography, El Nino dynamics and forecasting), and life sciences (e.g. biological, oceonagraphy, plant physiology, paleontology). In addition, we are also developing new programs in complex and dynamical systems, coastal and estuarine processes, near surface geophysics, energy systems, terrestrial ecology, hydrology and water resources, and natural hazards. Applications from all fields are encouraged. Deadline is January 17, 2003. Application forms and more information: http://www.ldeo.columbia.edu/postdoc/. Posted: 9/16/02.
Environmental Science: Postdoctoral Fellow in to participate in 2 new introductory environmental science courses & advanced course(s) in candidate's area of expertise. Position ~ 75% teaching, 25% research. Ph.D. required or near completion. Send letter, CV, statements of teaching & research philosophy, UG & Grad transcripts, & 3 letters of evaluation to Dr. John Olson, Dept of Biology, Villanova University, Villanova, PA 19085. Deadline 1 April 2003 or until filled. For details: www.biology.villanova.edu, www.artsci.villanova.edu/envstuds, and/or email John.Olson@villanova.edu. Posted: 2/24/03.
Watershed Nutrient Modeling: The Smithsonian Environmental Research Center (http://www.serc.si.edu) has an opening for a postdoctoral research associate or research technician to join a project modeling nitrogen and phosphorus discharge from the Patuxent River watershed of Maryland. The work will involve improving statistical and simulation models of nutrient discharge, analyzing the models, coordinating a series of workshops to compare several available Patuxent watershed models, and helping to integrate watershed and estuary models into a decision support system. Applicants at the postdoctoral level should have a Ph.D. in science or geography and peer-reviewed publications. Applicants at the technician level should have a Masters degree. All applicants should have experience with watershed simulation modeling and multivariate statistical analysis and background in landscape ecology, ecosystem ecology, biogeochemistry, nutrient transport, or hydrology. Other desirable skill! s include: geographic information systems (GIS), computer programming, data base management, or remote sensing. 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 2-year grant from the NOAA Coastal Oceans Program. Salary $30,000-40,000 (depending on qualifications) plus benefits. For best consideration, send letter of application, resume, graduate and undergraduate transcripts (photocopies are fine), and names of three references (with telephone numbers and e-mail addresses) by June 27, 2003 Dr. Donald Weller (email@example.com), SERC, P.O. Box 28, Edgewater, MD 21037-0028. Posted: 1/7/03, revised: 5/30/03.
Forested Watersheds: Candidates are sought to fill two distinct research positions in a study focused on developing tools for predicting and quantifying cumulative watershed effects in forested landscapes. Employment can begin by November 1, 2002 (or when filled) and will continue until June 30, 2004. The work will be carried out at the University of California, Berkeley, with William Dietrich of the Department of Earth and Planetary Science as the Principal Investigator, and be administered through the Center for Forestry, in the College of Natural Resources. This research is expected to produce new tools and insights for managing California's forested watersheds based on an ability to anticipate and explain cumulative watershed effects for specific timber practices. It is anticipated that both researchers will interact strongly with Berkeley faculty and graduate students, as well as with technical staff in various California state agencies. Position 1 -This position will serve as project leader, and will review, apply and develop new digital terrain-based models for predicting the flux of water, sediment, wood and heat (stream temperature) through a watershed as influenced by timber harvest practices. Candidates for this position must have experience in creating and applying numerical models of landscape processes. Position 2 -This position will focus on field studies that quantify river channel response to watershed activities, with primary emphasis being on documenting the linkages between sediment supply and biologically significant channel attributes. The project field sites will be in Northern California forested watersheds. Candidates for this position must have extensive field experience in river channel studies and ideally would have knowledge of both ecologic and geomorphic processes. Salary for either position will depend on experience, ranging from a post-doctoral salary of about $41,352 to more senior appointments of up to $71,592. Interested candidates may contact William Dietrich for more information (firstname.lastname@example.org) and may make formal application to him by sending him a letter of research interest, curriculum vitae, relevant publications and contacts for three references who could provide a letter of recommendation. The position will remain open until the two positions are filled. Send applications to William E. Dietrich, Department of Earth and Planetary Science, University of California, Berkeley, CA , 94720 by November 1. Posted: 9/3/02.
Watershed Hydrology: The US EPA Office of Research and Development, National Risk Management Research Laboratory is currently recruiting for 2003 Post-Doctoral/Excepted Service candidates for its research division in Cincinnati, Ohio. The position is related to research in the following areas: * Efficiency and the role of infiltration best management practices in the restoration of small urban catchments; * Field-scale evaluation of the impacts of urbanization on watershed hydrology and water quality. Vacancy#: Cin-DE-2003-0132 (Open to anyone who has received a Ph.D.). Closes: May 15, 2003. Location of positions: Cincinnati, Ohio, Edison, New Jersey, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina and Ada, Oklahoma. For the full text of the Post-Doctoral announcement, and a brief description of the areas of research and/or to apply for these positions, please go to: http://www.epa.gov/ezhire. If you have any questions, contact Cheryl Black at 513-569-7828 or email@example.com. Posted: 4/24/03.
Environmental Social Scientist: (2 positions available) Two post-docs are sought: 1) to support interdisciplinary research on human-environment interactions in National Estuarine Research Reserves for NOAA-funded Environmental Cooperative Science Center; 2) to support EPA-funded project on environmental consequences and societal adaptations to climate change, and the role of science in decision-making. Qualifications: Candidates with expertise in human dimensions of natural resource management, environmental risk management/communication, rural sociology, or environmental policy are encouraged to apply. Salary $40,000 per year, duration 2-2.5 years, available immediately. Positions open until filled. Send c.v., statement of research interests, reprints, and names and contact information for three references to Dr. Mark Harwell, Environmental Sciences Institute, Florida A&M University, Science Research Center 305-D, 1520 Bronough Street, Tallahassee, FL 32307-6600. Posted: 5/2/03.
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