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Last update: 6/29/2004 (post dates from the last two weeks in red)
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|Water Issues and Urban Growth||Arizona State University||8/15/04||6/29/04|
|Plant Evolution and Elevated CO2||University of Minnesota||8/1/04||6/3/04|
|Aquatic Chemical Ecology||Georgia Tech||8/1/04||5/21/04|
|Science Director||Perry Institute for Marine Science||7/31/04||6/11/04|
|Wetland Biogeochemistry||Louisiana State University||7/15/04||6/29/04|
|Conservation Landscape Ecologist||Wildlife Conservation Society||7/15/04||6/11/04|
|Plant-Animal Interactions||University of California, Davis||7/15/04||6/4/04|
|Tritrophic Interactions||University of California, Riverside||7/15/04||6/3/04|
|Plant Ecologist||Chicago Botanic Garden||7/15/04||5/10/04|
|Plant Ecophysiology||University of Cape Town (South Africa)||6/30/04||5/27/04|
|Wetland Ecology||University of Akron||6/29/04|
|Forest Ecology||University of Washington||6/25/04||5/25/04|
|Program Leader, Plant Ecology||U.S. Department of Agriculture||6/24/04||4/21/04|
|Biogeochemist or Plant Ecophysiologist, Antarctica||Arizona State University||6/21/04||6/1/04|
|Wildlife Conservation/Remote Sensing||Wildlife Conservation Society||6/18/04||5/19/04|
|Stable Isotope Animal Ecology||University of Utah||6/16/04|
|Restoration Ecologist||SouthWest Biological Ltd||6/14/04|
|Genomic Ecology of Global Change (6 positions)||University of Illinois||6/11/04|
|Microbial Ecology and Ecosystem Processes||University of Michigan||6/11/04|
|Conservation Biology||Okanagan University College||6/11/04||5/17/04|
|Plant-Insect Interactions||Ohio State University||6/3/04|
|Marine Biodiversity and Trophic Processes||University of North Carolina/VIMS||6/3/04|
|Biological Invasions||University of California, Davis||6/3/04|
|Plant Physiologist||USDA-ARS (Kansas)||5/31/04||4/22/04|
|Rangeland Ecosystem Ecology||Colorado State University||5/31/04||4/12/04|
|Academia Sinica (Taiwan)||5/31/04||4/9/04|
|Carbon and Water Cycling in Forests||University of Toledo||5/31/04||3/8/04|
|Biogeochemist or Ecosystem Ecologist||Arizona State University||5/28/04|
|Stream and River Ecology (3 positions)||University of Calgary (Alberta)||5/28/04|
|Animal Ecology & Behavior||Fitchburg State College||5/21/04||5/10/04|
|Lecturer, Marine Ecological Modelling||University of Queensland/CSIRO||5/21/04||4/22/04|
|Aquatic Ecologist/Environmental Scientist||U.S. Environmental Protection Agency||5/20/04||4/30/04|
|Food Web Modeling||Michigan State University||5/14/04|
|Carbon Dynamics in Forests||Harvard University||5/11/04|
|Quantitative Ecology||USDA Pacific Southwest Research Station||5/11/04|
|Lectureships in Biogeochemistry and Ecology||University of Leicester (UK)||5/7/04||5/4/04|
|Conservation Landscape Ecologist||Wildlife Conservation Society||5/7/04||4/13/04|
|Director, Carbon Cycle Program||University Corporation for Atmospheric Research||5/7/04||4/8/04|
|Associate Director, Center for Biodiversity and Conservation||American Museum of Natural History||5/7/04||4/8/04|
|Lectureship in Ecosystem Ecology||University of York (UK)||5/6/04||4/21/04|
|Ecological Modeling of Invasive Species||University of Notre Dame||5/1/04||4/13/04|
|Coastal Resources Analyst||Texas A&M University||4/30/04||4/13/04|
|Mycorrhizal Ecologist||Landcare Research (New Zealand)||4/30/04||3/1/04|
|Biometeorology||University of California, Berkeley||4/30/04||2/17/04|
|Ectomycorrhizosphere Biochemistry||Okanagan University College (British Columbia)||4/29/04|
|Terrestrial Carbon Dynamics||SAIC||4/27/04|
|Mathematical Plant Ecology||Michigan State University||4/26/04||4/13/04|
|Ecologist (teaching)||Western State College of Colorado||4/26/04||4/6/04|
|Stable Isotope Ecology||University of Lethbridge (Alberta)||4/20/04||1/30/04|
|Watershed Classification||Smithsonian Environmental Research Center||4/15/04||3/5/04|
|Watershed Ecology||Okanagan University College (Canada)||4/10/04||3/15/04|
|Lecturer, Ecology||University of Pennsylvania||4/9/04|
|Forest Landscape Ecology||Ontario Forest Research Institute||4/8/04|
|Waterfowl/Wetlands Ecologist||Illinois Natural History Survey||4/7/04||2/4/04|
|Carbon Cycling||USDAFS Rocky Mountain Research Station||filled||4/6/04|
|Plant Physiological Ecology||USDA Forest Service||4/6/04|
|Plant Physiological Ecology||Istituto di Biologia Agroambientale e Forestale (Italy)||4/1/04||2/2/04|
|Ecosystem Ecology||University of Minnesota||3/30/04||3/12/04|
|Ecology||University of Tennessee||3/25/04||2/25/04|
|Plant Ecophysology||University of Toledo||3/16/04|
|Hydrology Research Leader||USDA-ARS Hydrology and Remote Sensing Lab||3/15/04||1/6/04|
|Biological Control of Insects||USDA-ARS||3/29/04||1/8/04|
|Aquatic Ecologist||National Park Service||3/24/04||3/3/04|
|Carbon Cycling in Northern Wetlands||University of Minnesota||3/22/04||2/6/04|
|Landscape Indicators||University of Maryland||3/19/04||2/10/04|
|Microbial Ecology||CNRS (France)||3/16/04|
|Arctic Ecosystem Ecology||Marine Biological Laboratory||3/15/04|
|Ecology/Biodiversity||American Museum of Natural History||3/15/04||2/19/04|
|Carbon Dynamics in Africa||Colorado State University||3/15/04||2/10/04|
|Climatology/Ecological Dynamics||Pennsylvania State University||3/15/04||1/16/04|
|Ecology||University of Notre Dame||3/15/04||12/11/03|
|Estuarine Ecosystem/Watershed Modeler||Smithsonian Environmental Research Center||3/12/04||2/5/04|
|Aquatic Ecologist/Fishery Biologist||University of Alaska Fairbanks||3/11/04|
|Fire/Forest Ecology||USGS, Western Ecological Research Center||3/10/04||2/27/04|
|Ecosystem Ecology||Auburn University||3/4/04|
|Pandas, People, and Policies||Michigan State University||3/2/04|
|Ecological Informatics||University of New Mexico||3/1/04||2/3/04|
|Insect Science||University of Arizona||2/27/04||1/22/04|
|Endangered Species Project Analyst||Massachusetts Division of Fisheries and Wildlife||2/24/04||2/13/04|
|Plant Biology (teaching)||Sweet Briar College||2/17/04|
|Invasion Ecology||Pennsylvania State University||2/16/04||1/28/04|
|Land Use Change/Wildlife Modeling||University of Vermont||2/15/04||2/3/04|
|Pollination Biology of East African Acacias||Indiana University South Bend||2/14/04||1/20/04|
|Sustainable Forest Management||University of Alberta||2/10/04|
|Soybean Aphid Ecology||Purdue University||2/3/04|
|Carbon Cycling in Northern Forests||University of Minnesota||2/3/04|
|Ecology Research Coordinator (summer only)||University of Virginia||2/3/04|
|Plant Ecology||University of California, Irvine||2/1/04||12/8/03|
|Conservation Ecologist/GIS Analyst||SUNY-ESF||1/31/04||1/6/04|
|Landscape/Wildlife Ecologist||Illinois Natural History Survey||1/31/04||12/3/03|
|Plant Physiological Ecology||University of Illinois at Chicago||1/30/04|
|Habitat Leaders (5 positions)||The Nature Conservancy||1/30/04||1/9/04|
|Biodiversity||Arava Institute for Environmental Studies (Israel)||1/30/04||1/5/04|
|Evolutionary Ecology Instructorship||Rice University||1/30/04||12/5/03|
|Ecology Lectureship||Humboldt State University||1/30/04||11/3/03|
|Wetland Ecologist||Utah State University||1/22/04|
|Ecological Aspects of Sustainable Watershed Management||USEPA NRMRL||1/22/04|
|Plant Physiological Ecology/Genomics||University of Kansas||1/20/04||12/29/03|
|Zooplankton Evolutionary Ecology||University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign||1/19/04||12/9/03|
|Population Biology||University of California, Davis||1/19/04||12/9/03|
|Marine GIS Modeler||American Museum of Natural History||1/16/04|
|Spatial Patterns, Ectomycorrhizae||Fordham University||1/16/04||12/19/03|
|Mycologist||Illinois Natural History Survey||1/16/04||12/9/03|
|Marine Ecology||Duke University||1/16/04||11/21/03|
|Executive Director, IGBP||International Council for Science (Sweden)||1/15/04||12/5/03|
|Tropical Biology||Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute||1/15/04||11/21/03|
|Director, Conservation Research Fellowship Program||The Nature Conservancy||1/15/04||11/21/03|
|Large-scale Ecology and Modeling||Auburn University||1/14/04|
|Modeling Bird Communities||PRBO Conservation Science||1/12/04||12/15/03|
|Plant Ecology||University of California, Santa Barbara||1/10/04||11/7/03|
|Director, Mid-Continent Ecology Division||US EPA||1/9/04||11/7/03|
|Director, Invasive Species Initative||The Nature Conservancy||1/8/04|
|Executive Director||Charles Darwin Foundation||1/7/04|
|Ecologist||USDA Agricultural Research Service||1/5/04||12/3/03|
|Functional Ecology||Center of Functional Ecology and Evolution (France)||1/5/04||10/28/03|
|Forest Ecology/Forestry||Harvard Forest||12/31/03||12/2/03|
|Modeling Bird Distributions||University of Georgia||12/31/03||10/23/03|
|Estuarine Food Web Analysis/Modeling||Smithsonian Environmental Research Center||12/29/03|
|Forest Ecologist||The Nature Conservancy of Minnesota||12/29/03||11/5/03|
|Microbial Ecology||Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory||12/23/03|
|Ecology/Organismal Biology Instructor||Phoenix College||12/19/03||11/7/03|
|Fish/Stream Ecology||University of Georgia||12/16/03|
|Global Change Ecology||University of Nevada, Las Vegas||12/15/03||11/25/03|
|Mathematical Ecology||Michigan State University||12/15/03||11/14/03|
|Geospatial Analysis||Duke University||12/15/03||11/3/03|
|Chief Executive Officer||Organization for Tropical Studies||12/15/03||10/24/03|
|Associate Director for Ecology||USEPA NERL||12/12/03||10/24/03|
|Ecologist/Plant Physiologist||USDA ARS||12/8/03||11/7/03|
|Biology Research and Teaching||University of Massachusetts Amherst||12/5/03||10/30/03|
|Ecological Modeling of Invasive Species||U. Notre Dame/U. Windsor||12/x/03||11/10/03|
|Global Change Research||Duke University||12/1/03||11/3/03|
|Executive Director||American Society of Plant Biologists||12/1/03||10/31/03|
|Forest Ecophysiology||University of Florida||12/1/03||10/22/03|
|Lecturer, Quantitative Terrestrial Ecology||University of Queensland (Australia)||11/28/03||11/10/03|
|Program Director||NSF Division of Environmental Biology||11/21/03|
|Ecosystem Modeling (3 positions)||Auburn University||11/19/03|
|Systems Analyst||CSIRO Sustainable Ecosystems (Australia)||11/16/03||11/6/03|
|Landscape Ecology and Biodiversity||Miami University (Ohio)||11/15/03||10/27/03|
|Ecology (3 positions)||University of Calgary (Alberta)||11/14/03|
|Limnology/Aquatic Ecology||Université du Québec à Montréal||11/14/03|
|LTER Network Information System Development||University of New Mexico||11/10/03||10/15/03|
|Ecologist||National Park Service||11/11/03||10/22/03|
|Science Associate||American Institute of Biological Sciences||11/6/03|
|Microbial Ecology and Evolution||Brown University||11/5/03|
|Plant Physiological Ecology||USDA Forest Service||11/3/03||10/9/03|
|Arboretum Director||University of Central Florida||11/3/03||9/15/03|
|Plant Physiological Ecology/Global Change||USDA Forest Service||11/1/03||10/15/03|
|Lecturer in Spatial Sciences||Texas A&M University||11/1/03||9/15/03|
|Terrestrial Carbon Fluxes (2 positions)||Laboratoire des Sciences du Climat et de l'Environnement (France)||10/31/03||10/8/03|
|Plant Water Relations||University of Utah||10/30/03|
|Stable Isotope Plant Ecology||University of Utah||10/30/03|
|Lecturer, Marine Mammal Ecology||Center for Coastal Studies (Mexico)||10/27/03|
|Director of Research||Holden Arboretum||10/24/03|
|Insect Ecology||Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station||10/24/03|
|Biology Research and Teaching||University of St. Thomas (Minnesota)||10/21/03|
|Pollination Ecology||Haifa University (Israel)||10/20/03|
|Ecosystem-Atmosphere Interactions||Oak Ridge National Laboratory||10/20/03||10/8/03|
|Wildlife Ecology||USDA FS Rocky Mountain Research Station||10/15/03|
|Water and Nitrogen Movement||Marine Biological Laboratory||10/15/03|
|Aquatic Ecology||Murray State University||10/15/03||10/7/03|
|Forest Ecology||Weyerhaeuser Company||10/15/03||9/17/03|
|Ecosystem C and N Dynamics||Washington State University||10/15/03||9/16/03|
|Estuarine Ecology (2 positions)||Smithsonian Environmental Research Center||10/15/03||9/15/03|
|Hydrology||US EPA, NRMRL||10/15/03||9/15/03|
|Environmental Science/Ecology||California State University, Los Angeles||10/9/03|
|Plant Biochemical Ecology||Colorado State University||10/9/03|
|Avian Ecology||Dartmouth College||10/8/03||9/30/03|
|Physiological Ecologist (2 positions)||Colorado State University||10/6/03||9/15/03|
|Ecology||Texas Tech University||10/1/03||9/15/03|
|Population/Community Ecologist||University of Illinois||10/1/03||9/15/03|
|Aquatic Organic Matter Cycling||Virginia Institute of Marine Science||9/30/03||7/29/03|
|Shellfish Ecology||USDA-ARS (Oregon)||9/29/03||8/12/03|
|Ecophysiology||Oregon State University||9/25/03||9/15/03|
|Theoretical Biology (2 positions)||University of Toronto||9/18/03|
|Metapopulation Modeling||Purdue University||9/17/03|
|Forest/Invasive Insect Ecology||Michigan State University||9/17/03|
|Plant-Insect Interactions/Plant Ecology||University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee||9/15/03|
|Plant Ecologist||Tel Aviv University (Israel)||9/15/03|
|Ecological Modeling of Birds||Everglades National Park||9/1/03||7/24/03|
|Global Change Research||Texas A&M University||9/1/03||7/3/03|
|Grassland Ecology/Biodiversity||University of Kansas||9/1/03||7/1/03|
|Bird Radio-Tracking & Conservation||World Wildlife Fund||8/28/03|
|Marine Conservation Biologist||World Wildlife Fund||8/28/03|
|Marine Food-web Structure||Scripps Institution of Oceanography||8/26/03|
|Population Genetics/Global Change||University of Notre Dame||8/22/03|
|Director||Forest and Rangeland Ecosystem Science Center||8/22/03||8/12/03|
|Forest Ecosystem Carbon Dynamics Modelling||Canadian Forest Service||8/15/03||7/25/03|
|Science Education/Vegetation Phenology||Utah State University||8/15/03||7/21/03|
|President and CEO||Boyce Thompson Institute for Plant Research||8/15/03||7/10/03|
|Estuarine Ecosystem Modeling||Smithsonian Environmental Research Center||8/15/03||7/1/03|
|Inventory & Monitoring Ecologist||National Park Service||8/8/03||7/17/03|
|Disease Ecology||California State University, Fullerton||8/7/03|
|Avian Population Ecology||University of Florida||8/4/03|
|Environmental Studies||Dartmouth College||8/1/03||7/17/03|
|Fish Population Biology||Northwest Fisheries Science Center||8/1/03||7/11/03|
|Marine Spatial Analysis||Wildlife Conservation Society||8/1/03||7/10/03|
|Ecologist||Shaw Environmental/US EPA||7/31/03|
|Marine Ecology||University of California, Davis||7/29/03|
|Plant Evolutionary/Physiological Ecology||University of North Carolina, Greensboro||7/18/03|
|Earth and Environmental Sciences Division Leader||Los Alamos National Laboratory||7/18/03|
|Biogeochemistry||University of Nevada||7/17/03|
|Butterfly Behavior||University of Arizona||7/9/03|
|Plant-animal interactions||University of South Florida||7/7/03|
|National Parks Ecological Research Fellowship Program||National Park Foundation/National Park Service/ESA/Mellon||10/1/04||4/23/04|
|NRC Research Associateships||National Research Council of the National Academies||8/1/04||8/15/03|
|AAAS Science and Technology Policy Fellowships||American Association for the Advancement of Science||1/10/04||8/15/03|
|Columbia Science Fellows Program||Columbia University||1/31/04||12/5/03|
|David H. Smith Conservation Research Fellowship Program||The Nature Conservancy||1/31/04||12/2/03|
|Earth Institute Fellows Program||Columbia University||12/1/03||10/8/03|
Older listings: 2002-2003 | 2001-2002 | 2000-2001 | 1999-2000
Plant Ecophysiology: The Department of Botany at the University of Cape Town has an exciting research programme in plant ecology in the Kruger National Park. The research focuses on gaining a better understanding of the long-term tree-grass coexistence within savanna ecosystems in southern Africa. The balance between grasses and trees is a defining property of savanna ecosystems. By comparing two alternative hypotheses of grass-tree interaction we hope to gain fundamental insights into the functioning of savanna ecosystems. Within this program we are interested in exploring water relations of trees and their influence on recruitment, growth and survival from seedling to adult tree. Incorporated within the program there are a number of positions available for post graduate students interested in plant ecosystem science within southern Africa. We are particularly looking for people interested in plant ecophysiology focussing on stable isotopes, sap flow, plant water availability, and carbon allocation. While our focus is toward students wishing to pursue a Masters or PhD we will also consider Post Doctoral research. We will be able to provide good support for research projects and excellent opportunities for broadening your research experience. The project is funded by the NRF and the Mellon Foundation. Interested persons should contact Dr Edmund February firstname.lastname@example.org or Prof William Bond email@example.com before the 1st of July 2004. It would help to indicate a description of your training, experience and interests and possible referees. Posted: 5/27/04.
Plant Physiological Ecology: The USDA Forest Service, North Central Research Station, Rhinelander, Wisconsin is searching for an energetic plant physiologist at the Post-Doctoral (GS-12) level. The successful candidate will work with USFS scientists and University collaborators using an existing model to predict the effects of increasing atmospheric CO2 and O3 on forest productivity and succession in the lake states region. Candidates with some experience in modelling or in global atmospheric change effects on vegetation will be preferred. The position is presently funded for one year beginning in spring of 2004 and has a maximum extension of four years. The position carries an annual salary of $54,000, and full health, vacation and retirement benefits. It is located in the beautiful north woods of Wisconsin, surrounded by lakes, rivers, and the northern reaches of the eastern deciduous forest. The Rhinelander Forestry Sciences Laboratory is host to the Aspen Free-Air CO2 and O3 Enrichment (FACE) experiment, the largest open-air pollution experiment in the world. We also participate strongly in the ChEAS (Chequamegon Ecosystem-Atmosphere Study) network, part of the Ameriflux program in northern Wisconsin. These offer the incumbent additional opportunities to become involved in cutting-edge global change research. To express interest, please call or email Mark E. Kubiske at 715-362-1108
Plant Ecophysiology: Postdoctoral Research Position available immediately on project investigating protection of photosynthesis during heat stress by small heat-shock proteins (sHsps). The candidate will design and conduct experiments, and prepare manuscripts describing the research. Duties include purifying sHsps from different plants and assaying sHsp protection of photosynthesis, using gas-exchange, chlorophyll-fluorescence analysis, and protein biochemistry techniques. Required: Ph.D. in Plant Biology or related field, experience in plant protein biochemistry and photosynthesis, excellent writing skills (demonstrated by first-author publications in appropriate journals). Some experience with statistics and ecology training desired. Contact Scott Heckathorn: Dept. of Earth, Ecological, & Environmental Sciences, University of Toledo, Toledo, OH 43606; firstname.lastname@example.org; 419-530-2925. Posted: 3/16/04.
Plant Physiological Ecology: Applications are invited for selection of two researchers to study isoprenoid functions in plants, within the frame of the European Union - Marie Curie Research and Training Network "ISONET - Ecological and physiological functions of biogenic isoprenoids and their impact on the environment". Employer: Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche – Istituto di Biologia Agroambientale e Forestale. Location: Roma, Italy. Deadline for application: April 1, 2004. Job start date: July - September 2004. The first position (running for up to 33 months, with annual renewal) will be awarded to an experienced researcher (ER) to investigate the anti-oxidative properties of isoprenoids in plants and its possible exploitation in plant protection against biotic and abiotic stresses. The second position will run for 36 months and will be awarded to an early-stage researcher (ERS) to develop new methods for the determination of isoprenoid/reactive oxygen species interaction inside leaves, and for the localization of isoprenoids and oxidative products at the mesophyll level. For more information, see the full job ad or contact: Francesco Loreto (ph. +39-06-90672530; email@example.com). Posted: 2/2/04.
Plant Physiological Ecology: University of Illinois at Chicago A postdoc position is available immediately to work on a NSF funded project. The primary goals of the research are related to nitrogen uptake and metabolism under elevated CO2 conditions. The successful candidate will be expected to conduct research under both field (FACE and natural CO2 springs) and lab conditions. Familiarity with plant and soil N measurements including some biochemical knowledge of N metabolism is a plus. A working experience with elemental analyzers and plant gas exchange is also a plus. The salary is competitive and includes benefits. The position will be renewed annually depending upon funding. Currently, there are two years of funding remaining on this project. Interested individuals should send CV and names of at least two references (preferably by email) to Hormoz BassiriRad at firstname.lastname@example.org. Phone inquiries can be made at 312-996-8674. Posted: 1/30/04.
Plant Physiological Ecology/Genomics: The University of Kansas is seeking a post-doctoral fellow to study plant responses to changing atmospheric carbon dioxide concentrations using the model system Arabidopsis thaliana. This research will be highly inter-disciplinary in nature, and will involve a combination of approaches that range from the level of gene expression (using whole genome microarray chips) to leaf physiological and whole-plant growth responses. Preference will be given to candidates having background and training in plant molecular biology who can combine these approaches with ecological studies. We seek a creative and interactive individual who can conduct both independent and collaborative research. Required qualifications are 1) a Ph.D. in plant genomics, plant molecular biology, plant physiological ecology, or other related fields 2) excellent organizational and communication skills, and 3) the ability to work independently, and to work productively with collaborators. Questions regarding this position can be addressed to email@example.com (phone: 785-864-5218). A completed application for this position will include a letter of application describing your post-doctoral interests and the skills that you would bring to this position, a curriculum vitae, and three sealed letters of reference (included or sent separately). Please send application materials to Dr. Joy Ward, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Kansas, 1200 Sunnyside Avenue, Lawrence, KS 66045-7534. Review of applications will begin on January 20, 2004 and will continue until the position is filled. Posted: 12/29/03.
Ecologist/Plant Physiologist: The Agricultural Research Service (ARS) of the US Department of Agriculture invites applications for an Ecologist/Plant Physiologist that is to be located in Davis, California. The position serves in the Exotic and Invasive Weed Research Unit (EIWRU), which conducts studies on the biology and control of invasive plant species. The position will have full responsibility for initiating, developing and managing independent research projects addressing the functions and fundamental processes of the rhizosphere with the aim of developing innovative approaches to management of invasive aquatic plants including Egeria densa, Hydrilla verticillata, Myriophyllum spp. Research may include rhizosphere-mediated interactions with abiotic and biotic factors (e.g. microbial populations) affecting plant/plant interactions (e.g. competition) and habitat restoration/ revegetation. The research effort should include a combination of field, laboratory and greenhouse studies focused on improving the management of these plant pests through improved understanding of rhizosphere ecology and interactions with other species in the aquatic and riparian environment. As a team member, cooperates with other research scientists in the EIWRU, other ARS locations, state departments of agriculture, university scientists and private groups, contributing skills in botany, ecology, invasion biology, and intra/inter-species competition, toward the integrated management of invasive weeds. Applicants should submit their materials (before December 8, 2003) as described in the full position announcement #ARS-X3W-3402 published on the USDA-ARS website or contact Sylvia Abolencia at 510-559-6090 for information on the application process. For more detailed information on the position responsibilities, please contact Dr. Lars Anderson, EIWRU Lead Scientist in Davis, CA, (530) 752-7870; e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Posted: 11/7/03.
Plant Water Relations: We have a 2-year postdoctoral position available immediately for an individual interested in pursuing basic ecological research in whole-plant water relations. The project will involve measurements of whole-plant sap fluxes and other measures of gas exchange on trees. The development of the linkages of these flux studies with stable isotope and xylem cavitation analyses is encouraged. The development of this project is flexible and will in part depend on the individual selected for the position; there are also opportunities for linking this research with other faculty at Utah interested in water relations and gas exchange research. The research will occur in the Red Butte Canyon Research Natural Area, a pristine watershed adjacent to the University of Utah. We seek an interactive and imaginative individual capable of conducting both independent and collaborative research. Strong experimental and analytical skills are essential. If you are interested in this position, please send an application to Jim Ehleringer (Ehleringer@biology.utah.edu, Tel. 801-581-7623) at the University of Utah. The application must be submitted electronically and should include a curriculum vitae, the names and contact information for 3 references, and a statement of your postdoctoral interests and the skills that you would bring to this position. The position is available immediately. The salary and benefits are competitive. Posted: 10/30/03.
Stable Isotope Animal Ecology: We have a 2-year postdoctoral position available immediately for an individual interested in pursuing animal physiological ecology research linking stable isotope analyses and animal diets. The research will involve multiple-isotope analyses of animal tissues, including hair and bones. The research involves a mixture of both laboratory and modeling, with an emphasis on developing models that can be used to predict diet and dietary changes. Preference will be given to candidates having a background and training in ecology, biochemistry, and stable isotopes. We seek an interactive and imaginative individual capable of conducting both independent and collaborative research. Strong experimental and analytical skills are essential. If you are interested in this position, please send an application to Jim Ehleringer (Ehleringer@biology.utah.edu, Tel. 801-581-7623) at the University of Utah. The application must be submitted electronically and should include a curriculum vitae, the names and contact information for 3 references, and a statement of your postdoctoral interests and the skills that you would bring to this position. The position is AVAILABLE IMMEDIATELY. The salary and benefits are competitive. You can find out more about the research in the Ehleringer Lab at http://ecophys.biology.utah.edu. THE APPLICANT MUST BE A U.S. CITIZEN. Posted: 6/16/04.
Stable Isotope Ecology: A postdoctoral position is available for a person with a PhD in Biology, Biogeochemistry, Ecology, Forest Science or related disciplines. The successful applicant will take part in field and lab work, data analysis, and report writing for studies of the influence of ecosystem photosynthesis and respiration on the stable isotope composition of atmospheric CO2. One objective of the project is to use stable isotope measurements to help understand environmental controls on ecosystem gas exchange. In addition, we are interested in using stable isotope techniques to help understand the contribution of component processes contributing to ecosystem CO2 exchange measured at a range of scales. Planned work for 2004 will analyze gradients between the atmosphere's mixed layer and free troposphere to determine regional variation in CO2 exchange and stable isotope discrimination. Field work will be conducted at several study sites across Canada as part of the Fluxnet-Canada network. A major objective of the network is to study the influence of climate and disturbance on carbon cycling in Canadian forest and peatland ecosystems. The duties of the post doc include (1) collection of atmospheric (flask), plant and soil samples for stable isotope analysis using a gas isotope ratio mass spectrometer with continuous flow interfaces; (2) analysis of stable isotope data in conjunction with ecosystem eddy flux, chamber flux data and other atmospheric measurements; and (3) publishing research findings in peer reviewed journals. The position requires a demonstrated record in pursuing original creative research in the areas of stable isotope ecology and/or biosphere-atmosphere exchange; (2) experience working with stable isotope techniques and interpreting stable isotope data; (3) strong quantitative skills and working knowledge of computer programming languages such as MATLAB or equivalent; (5) strong communication skills; and (6) the physical ability and interest to conduct field work at several locations across Canada. To apply, please send a cover letter describing your interest in the position with a copy of your CV and the names and contact information of two referees. The position is available for a minimum of two-years, starting with a one-year renewable appointment subject to satisfactory performance. The position is available on May 1, 2004. Applications for this position will be accepted until April 20, 2004. For more information and to make an application please contact: Dr. L.B. Flanagan, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Lethbridge, 4401 University Drive, Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada, T1K 3M4. Tel: 403-380-1858, FAX: 403-329-2082, e-mail: email@example.com). Posted: 1/30/04.
Stable Isotope Plant Ecology: We have a 2-year postdoctoral position available immediately for an individual interested in pursuing basic environmental research linking stable isotope analyses and plant distribution. The research will involve multiple-isotope analyses of plant materials, including leaves, seeds, and extracted biochemical components. The research involves a mixture of both laboratory and field efforts; the field efforts involve both national and international travel opportunities. Preference will be given to candidates having a background and training in ecology, biochemistry, and stable isotopes. We seek an interactive and imaginative individual capable of conducting both independent and collaborative research. Strong experimental and analytical skills are essential. If you are interested in this position, please send an application to Jim Ehleringer (Ehleringer@biology.utah.edu, Tel. 801-581-7623) at the University of Utah. The application must be submitted electronically and should include a curriculum vitae, the names and contact information for 3 references, and a statement of your postdoctoral interests and the skills that you would bring to this position. The position is available immediately. The salary and benefits are competitive. THE APPLICANT MUST BE A U.S. CITIZEN. Posted: 10/30/03.
Forest Ecophysiology: A postdoctoral research associate position is available at the School of Forest Resources and Conservation, University of Florida beginning April 2004. This is a one year position with a possibility of renewal for six months. The successful candidate will be located at the 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: firstname.lastname@example.org. Closing date: December 1, 2003 or until a suitable candidate is found. Posted: 10/22/03.
Ecophysiology: Faculty Research Assistant or Post-Doctoral Research Associate, position #002-980A. For the full position announcement, see http://www.oregonstate.edu/jobs. For more information, contact Dr. Beverly Law (541-737-6111; email@example.com). To apply, for full consideration send letter of application explaining how your experience, training, and professional goals apply to this project, curriculum vitae, two letters of recommendation, and up to two reprints from previous work (if available) by September 25, 2003, to Glenda Serpa, Department of Forest Science, Oregon State University, 321 Richardson Hall, Corvallis, OR 97331. Posted: 9/15/03.
Physiological Ecologist: (1). A research scientist position is available with the Natural Resource Ecology Laboratory (NREL), Colorado State University, for a highly motivated, well-trained scientist to study carbon and water interactions in the arctic tundra of NW Greenland as part of a NSF Biocomplexity project. The successful candidate will cooperate with the Biocomplexity PI (Dr. Jeff Welker) on the study of water and carbon cycle coupling including the quantification of diurnal net ecosystem CO2 flux and the use of stable isotopes (d18O and d13C) under a suite of environmental manipulations. Development of additional areas of interest that conform with the scope of the research program will be encouraged once initial project objectives have been obtained. This individual will be required to spend ~100 days per year (May-Sept) in the field, based at Thule Air Base, NW Greenland (76oN, 70oW) and will be required at times to work under extreme conditions requiring excellent health and stamina. Important qualifications include: Relevant arctic or alpine tundra research experience, PhD in physiological plant ecology, soil biogeochemistry, plant or soil ecology; operation and field use of portable photosynthesis systems including data synthesis; experience using stable isotopes (d18O and d13C) in the study of ecosystem carbon and water processes; operation of stable isotope mass spectrometers; operation and use of micro-data loggers and abiotic probes; extensive publication experience of scientific findings in peer reviewed journals; training and mentoring of undergraduate or graduate students, oral and poster presentations at national and or international meetings, and classroom instruction. This position is funded for one year at 50% and additional salary funds are possible through collaborative development of research proposals with Dr. Welker and other members of NREL. (2). A research scientist position is available to study carbon, water and nutrient interactions in the Mixedgrass Prairie as part of a DOE NIGEC project. The successful candidate will cooperate with the NIGEC PI (Dr. Jeff Welker) on the study of how changes in winter and summer precipitation affect water, carbon and mineral nutrition of plants and ecosystems. The project will focus in part on quantifying diurnal and annual CO2 exchange rates and carbon budgets in conjunction with measures of soil water, soil and plant mineral nutrition. Development of additional areas of interest that conform with the scope of the research program will be encouraged once initial project objectives have been obtained. This individual will be required to spend ~100 days per year in the field (summer and winter), at the High Plains Grassland Research Station near Cheyenne, WY and will be required at times to work under extreme conditions requiring excellent health and stamina. Important qualifications include: relevant grassland or terrestrial ecology experience, PhD in physiological plant ecology, soil biogeochemistry, plant or soil ecology; operation and field use of portable photosynthesis systems; experience establishing and using micrometeorological stations, soil water probes, in situ soil CO2 probes; extensive publication experience of scientific findings in peer reviewed journals; training and mentoring of undergraduate or graduate students, oral and poster presentations at national and or international meetings, and classroom instruction. The successful individuals will be expected to contribute to the overall success of each project and will be working with other investigators and students who are involved in the projects. The successful candidates will also contribute to our Physiological Plant Ecology research program by participating in our seminar series and co-mentoring associated graduate students. This position is funded at 50% and additional salary funds up to 100% are possible through collaborative development of research proposals with Dr. Welker and members of NREL. Both positions: Salary range is $3500 to $4000 per month. Appointment is available 1 November, 2003. Send a letter of interest that describes relevant experience, CV, contact information of three references to: Natalie Lucero, Natural Resource Ecology Laboratory, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO 80523-1499, or firstname.lastname@example.org postmarked by October 6, 2003. Posted: 9/15/03.
Plant Physiological Ecology/Global Change: The USDA Forest Service North Central Research Station in Rhinelander, Wisconsin is seeking a Postdoctoral Scientist to study effects of atmospheric CO2 and O3 on northern forests. Primary responsibilities will be measuring and scaling above-ground plant respiration the Aspen FACE (Free-Air CO2 and O3 Enrichment) facility near Rhinelander. There will be many opportunities for the successful applicant to pursue other, relevant avenues of research. The appointment will be for one year with possibility of extending to a maximum of four years. Salary begins at $51,508 annually with full health, retirement and vacation benefits. For more information and a copy of the announcement and application procedures, contact Mark Kubiske at email@example.com prior to November 1. U.S. Citizenship is required for this position. Posted: 10/15/03.
Plant Physiological Ecology: The USDA Forest Service North Central Research Station in Rhinelander, Wisconsin is searching for a full time, permanent, research plant physiologist at the GS-13/14/15 level depending upon qualifications and experience. Salary ranges from $67,143 to $121,330 and includes a full health, retirement and vacation benefits package. The Forestry Sciences Laboratory at Rhinelander hosts the aspen FACE facility as well as state-of-the-art laboratory and indoor controlled environment facilities, technical and clerical support, and full library services through the University of Minnesota Library at St. Paul. For more information and a copy of the early alert for this position, contact Mark Kubiske at firstname.lastname@example.org prior to November 3. U.S. citizenship is required for this position. Posted: 8/27/03, revised: 10/9/03.
Plant Evolution and Elevated CO2: A postdoctoral position to investigate the effect atmospheric CO2 concentration has on patterns of selection and the genetic basis of phenotypic variation will soon be available in my lab. This research will examine patterns of selection on phenotypic and eco-physiological traits of Arabidopsis thaliana grown in ambient and elevated CO2 environments. The fieldwork will be conducted within and existing free-air CO2 enrichment (FACE) experiment at Cedar Creek Natural History Area near the Univ. of Minnesota. Recombinant inbred lines of A. thaliana will be used to allow for mapping of QTL underlying phenotypic variation. This is an NSF-funded collaborative research project among Ruth Shaw, Peter Reich, and me. The basic requirements are a Ph.D. in some aspect of evolutionary biology or ecology and experience or interest in selection analyses, quantitative genetics, QTL mapping, and large field-experiments. The start date is flexible. To apply send (e-mail is fine) a CV, a statement of research interests, and names and contact information for three references. Review of applicants will begin August 1st and continue until the position is filled. If you have questions please contact me (email@example.com). 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: 6/3/04.
Plant Evolutionary/Physiological Ecology: I am looking for a post-doctoral associate to help with research addressing fundamental questions about the evolution of phenotypic plasticity, parental effects, and thermoregulation in plants. The research project includes examining multigenerational fitness effects of plasticity in reflectance/color pattern in reproductive spikes of Plantago lanceolata, and assessing geographic variation in reflectance/color pattern. The post-doc will be expected to help direct field and laboratory experiments, analyze data, write papers, and direct students. For more information, contact Dr. Lacey (email@example.com). Desired qualifications: Ph.D. and research experience in the area of plant evolutionary or physiological ecology, ability to work independently and as part of a team, competence in statistics, ability to direct undergraduate and Master's level students, and ability to work outdoors during all seasons in North Carolina. To apply, send a cover letter outlining qualifications and research interests, CV, reprints or preprints, and names, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses of at least 2 references to Dr. Elizabeth P. Lacey, Department of Biology, 312 Eberhart Building, University of North Carolina, Greensboro, NC, 27402, USA. These items can be sent via email. Dates: Starting as soon as possible. The position is for one year initially, with the possibility of yearly extensions for three additional years. Starting Salary: $30,000 with benefits. Closing Date: when a suitable candidate is identified. Posted: 7/18/03.
Plant Physiologist: The U.S. Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, Plant Science and Entomology Research Unit, Manhattan, Kansas, is seeking a permanent, full-time Plant Physiologist (GS-11/12/13; salary range: $48,947 to $90,692 per annum) to work on tolerance to abiotic stresses in wheat. The primary responsibilities will be the identification, physiological characterization, genetic mapping, and elucidation of interactions of genes controlling tolerance to heat or drought stress. For details and application directions, see the official job ad. U.S. citizenship is required. Announcement closes May 31, 2004. Posted: 4/22/04.
Biogeochemist or Plant Ecophysiologist: A postdoctoral position is available to study the influence of climate change on primary productivity and nutrient cycling in Antarctic tundra. Preference will be given to applicants with expertise in C and N cycling and gas flux measurements. The main research project examines how climate manipulations alter the productivity, plant population dynamics and nutrient cycling of Antarctic tundra. Opportunities exist 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 field team working 4-5 months (November-March) at Palmer Station, along the Antarctic Peninsula. Good communication skills and the ability to help manage a 3-5 person field team for part of the field season are required. The incumbent should be in good health and must pass medical examinations required for travel to Antarctica. The position is available immediately (June-September 2004 starting date), for two years with the possibility of renewal. Applicants should submit a cover letter, CV, and names and email addresses of 3 references to Thomas A. Day, School of Life Sciences, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications received by 6/21/04 will be assured consideration. Posted: 6/1/04.
Biogeochemist or Ecosystem Ecologist: Postdoctoral position in ecology to work with Nancy Grimm's ecosystems group at Arizona State University's new School of Life Sciences and the Center for Environmental Studies. The post-doc position will entail development of a research project that fits within ongoing research in the Central Arizona_Phoenix LTER, the Lotic Intersite Nitrogen eXperiment (LINX) project, and/or riparian-stream biogeochemistry projects; some supervision of students and technicians; and publication of research papers. Required qualifications include a Ph.D. at the time of appointment and research experience in biogeochemistry and/or ecosystem ecology (emphasis on aquatic and/or riparian ecosystems, microbial processes, ecohydrology, or urban ecosystems). Additional desired qualifications are interdisciplinary training or research experience in related area, a record of research publication, knowledge of stable isotope techniques, and skills in GIS and/or modeling. Position begins after August 15th and is for one year with the possibility for renewal of an additional year. Send cover letter explaining interest in the position and relevant expertise, Curriculum Vitae, name, 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 June 15th if not filled 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_0867 or by email at email@example.com. Position contingent upon funding. Posted: 5/28/04.
Lectureship in Ecosystem Ecology: The University of York. You will have research and teaching interests in either empirical or theoretical approaches to processes in ecological systems, and be establishing an international reputation and a well-funded research programme. This appointment is available from October 2004. Informal enquiries may be made to Professor Alastair Fitter, tel: 01904 328555, email: firstname.lastname@example.org or the Head of Department, Professor Dale Sanders, tel: 01904 328650, email: email@example.com. Salary will be within the range £26,270 - £33,679 p.a. For further particulars and details of how to apply, email: firstname.lastname@example.org quoting reference number DA04132, or see: www.york.ac.uk/admin/persnl/jobs. Closing date: 6 May 2004. Posted: 4/21/04.
Rangeland Ecosystem Ecology: The Natural Resource Ecology Laboratory seeks a motivated full-time postdoctoral fellow who will develop rangeland ecosystem expertise that will assist the Bureau of Land Management and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in making sound decisions for managing sagebrush ecosystems. Experience desirable in the ecology of sagebrush/shrub-steppe ecosystems. Send CV, statement of research interests and contact information for three references to: Natalie Lucero, NREL, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO 80523-1499, or via email to email@example.com. Closing date May 31, 2004. Full details. Posted: 4/12/04.
Ecosystem Ecology: Post-Doctoral Position at Cedar Creek LTER (University of Minnesota) to work jointly with Drs. Sarah Hobbie and Peter Reich. One year appointment with potential for renewal. Research on a range of subjects are within the scope of the position, including biogeochemistry, ecosystem physiology, microbial ecology, ecosystem modeling, restoration ecology, physiological ecology, and community dynamics. Grassland, oak savanna, and forest ecosystems and ongoing manipulative experiments involving fire, CO2, N, and biotic interactions are available for study. Send statement of research interests, CV, and three letters of recommendation to Drs. Sarah Hobbie and Peter Reich, Cedar Creek Post-Doc Search, 100 Ecology, 1987 Upper Buford Circle, St. Paul MN 55108. Review of applications will begin March 30, 2004 and continue until the position is filled. Given the late date of this announcement (March 11, 2004) we encourage applications until the end of April for those who may not learn of this position by March 30. Starting date in May, 2004 preferred, but may be negotiable. Posted: 3/12/04.
Ecosystem Ecology: Postdoc/Research Fellow Positions are available at Auburn University. For details, see http://www.sfws.auburn.edu/employment.htm 1) Postdoctoral Fellow in Integrated Regional Studies, 2) Research Fellow in Large-scale Ecology and Modeling. Posted: 3/4/04.
Biometeorology: An Associate Specialist position is available in the area of atmosphere-biosphere exchange. The position is for the period of May 1, 2004 through July 31, 2006; the annual salary of $45,048 is commensurate with the candidate’s qualifications. The candidate should possess experience in measuring carbon, water and energy fluxes between the biosphere and atmosphere with the eddy covariance method. The candidate should also have experience making ecophysiological measurements of leaf and soil carbon dioxide exchange. The position involves acquiring, processing and analyzing eddy covariance data of an oak savanna and grassland ecosystem. The successful candidate will also be responsible for the calibration of instruments, field measurements of soil/plant status, the writing of scientific papers. The work environment will include field-work, as work in the laboratory and office. A PhD in Biogeosciences, Atmospheric Sciences, Bio-Environmental Engineering, Biogeochemistry, Ecology or related fields is required. Fluency in database software and a computer language such as C or FORTRAN is required and an ability to work with micrometeorological instrumentation and data acquisition systems is a prerequisite, too. Please send CV and the names of 3 references to: Dennis Baldocchi, Professor of Biometeorology, Ecosystem Science Division, 151 Hilgard Hall, University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, CA 94720. email: firstname.lastname@example.org, phone: 510-642-2874. Resumes should be received by April 30, 2004 or until suitable applicant is found. Posted: 2/17/04.
Genomic Ecology of Global Change: The objective of this new research program is to integrate genomic, metabolomic and ecological approaches to improve prediction of the effects of environmental change on the structure and function of a model agroecosystem. The University of Illinois has the only facility worldwide that provides precisely controlled elevations of atmosphere carbon dioxide and ozone, singly and in combination, to replicate plots of soybean, corn and other crops within a continuous agroecosystem. The SoyFACE (Soybean Free Air Concentration Enrichment) experiment exposes the entire atmosphere-crop-soil system to these elements of global change throughout the entire growing season, and because it uses open-air injection, it provides unfettered access to insects and pathogens. We are assembling a research team to make congruent measurements of gene expression, metabolite profiles, aspects of whole plant physiology and growth, and ecosystem nutrient cycles in an agroecosystem under simulated future global atmospheric conditions. We are looking for highly motivated and adventuresome people to work in a highly collaborative environment. Successful applicants will be fluent in English and have excellent writing skills. All positions are funded for three years (five years for the research scientist position). (1) Institute of Genomic Biology Research Fellow. We seek a computational biologist with training in data mining, algorithm development, and computer portal implementation to coordinate data integration and analysis within a Bioinformatics support team. Responsibilities will include analyzing genes by their cDNA sequence, protein sequence and genomic structure, mining gene annotation databases, and analysis of microarray expression data. The candidate also will provide oversight and coordinate the activities of several postdoctoral fellows and graduate research assistants. The successful candidate will be expected to maintain an extramurally funded research program and use innovative approaches to study fundamental problems in plant cell biology. (2) Postdoc - plant metabolite profiling. We seek a biologist with training in chemistry, biochemistry, natural products chemistry, or other discipline with a strong emphasis on state-of-the-art biochemical and analytical methods, and preferably with a working experience in plant metabolism and metabolite identification. The successful candidate will work as part of a group with diverse scientific interests in ecology, insect biochemistry, soil biology, plant physiology and pathology, and genomics. Experience in bioinformatics would be beneficial. (3) Postdoc - plant-microbe interactions. We seek a plant molecular biologist to study genomic response of soybean to disease and the interaction of disease resistance and susceptibility with variation in atmospheric carbon dioxide and ozone. Experience in molecular plant-microbe interactions is desirable, but not essential. Research will include use and analysis of cDNA microarrays and Affymetrix chips, as well as construction of gene fusions and expression constructs to study gene function. (4) Postdoc - plant-insect interactions. We seek a plant molecular biologist or physiologist to study the genomic and chemical responses of soybean to insects and the interaction between insects and plant responses to elevated atmospheric carbon dioxide and ozone. Experience in plant-insect interactions is desirable, but not essential. In addition to the methodologies described above, research will include analysis of plant secondary metabolites. (5) Postdoc - plant stress responses. We seek a plant physiologist/molecular biologist to study the genomic responses of soybean to the interactive effects of elevated atmospheric carbon dioxide and ozone, and drought under field conditions. Facility with genomic methods and ecophysiological measurements of gas exchange and water relations are desirable. (6) Postdoc - ecosystem ecology/biogeochemistry. We seek an ecosystem scientist or soil microbial ecologist to study processes governing litter decomposition and nitrogen cycling in soybeans exposed to elevated atmospheric carbon dioxide and ozone. Of particular interest are individuals capable to integrating aspects of plant chemistry and soil microbiology. Experience with molecular tools is desirable but not essential. Positions are open immediately. Qualified individuals should submit their curriculum vitae and two letters of reference to Dr. Evan H. DeLucia (email@example.com). Posted: 6/11/04.
Global Change Ecology: A postdoctoral research position is available at the Nevada Desert Research Center to study plant/ecosystem responses to elevated CO2 and other global change scenarios. Our field site lies within the Mojave Desert on the Nevada Test Site (NTS), and incorporates existing facilities to measure the effects of elevated CO2 (FACE), increased nitrogen deposition, increased summer precipitation, and biological soil crust disturbance on an intact desert ecosystem. The ideal candidate will have experience measuring and scaling plant above-ground primary production (ANPP) using quantitative and digital analyses, and be willing to participate in on-going physiological measurements. There will also be many opportunities for the successful applicant to pursue independent avenues of research at our global change sites. Applicants must have relevant Ph.D. experience in experimental ecology, and be in good physical condition to enable fieldwork under extreme environmental conditions found in the Mojave Desert during the summer and winter months. The successful candidate must be able to obtain DOE clearance for entry into the Nevada Test Site. Funding is available for 18 months with the possibility of extension. Application review begins December 15, remaining open until filled, with a start date of February 1, 2004. This position comes with a competitive salary, commensurate with experience, and excellent benefits package. Please submit a research statement, curriculum vitae, and three letters of recommendation to Prof. Stan Smith, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Nevada, 89154-4004. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Posted: 11/25/03.
Global Change Research: Three Postdoctoral positions are available in the Biology Department and Nicholas School of the Environment and Earth Sciences at Duke University. We seek biologists or physical scientists with experience in ecology, hydrology, or biogeosciences. The successful applicants can contribute to NSF, NIGEC, and Mellon funded projects examining: 1) ecosystem responses to atmospheric CO2, including the Duke forest FACE project and a continuous gradient of CO2 in a Texas grassland, 2) woody plant encroachment, carbon storage, and water yield in the southwestern U.S., (including cave research in central Texas), and 3) landscape and regional consequences of afforestation in Argentina, Uruguay, and Brazil. Candidates with experience using stable isotopes are also welcome, and would have access to Duke's new stable isotope laboratory (http://www.biology.duke.edu/jackson/devil/). 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 December 1st, 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: 11/3/03.
Global Change Research: A post-doctoral research position is available at Texas A&M University to study the impact of climate warming and altered precipitation patterns on tree and grass interactions in southern oak savanna. The aim of the National Institute for Global Environmental Change project is to understand the mechanisms underpinning tree and grass competition and the role of acclimation in physiological traits in response to key global change drivers. Rainfall exclusion shelters and infrared warming will be used to apply treatments to replicated field plots of species in controlled mixtures. We are seeking a person with a Ph.D. in plant ecophysiology or related field and experience with gas exchange techniques or root biology. The salary will be commensurate with experience and includes benefits. Applicants should send a CV, a statement of research interests, and the names of three references to Mark Tjoelker (email@example.com) or David Briske (firstname.lastname@example.org). The position is available September 1, 2003 and will remain open until filled. Posted: 7/3/03.
Functional Ecology: A two-year postdoctoral position is available at the Center of Functional Ecology and Evolution (CEFE-CNRS) in Montpellier, France, starting around April 2004. The position is created to investigate the effects of plant litter diversity and the diversity of soil organisms on the processes of carbon and nutrient cycling. One major goal is to identify mechanisms responsible for diversity effects across trophic levels. Research will include field experiments in Mediterranean ecosystems, tropical rainforests (French Guyana), and laboratory experiments. The position is open for qualified persons (Ph.D.) with experience in one of the areas of terrestrial ecosystem ecology, soil ecology, microbial ecology, or chemical ecology (polyphenols). Funding is through the Department of Life Sciences of CNRS and is between $25–40k per year depending on experience. Applicants should submit a letter of application, CV, list of publications, research statement, and full contact details of 2-3 references to: Dr. Stephan Hattenschwiler, Institute of Botany, University of Basel, Schonbeinstrasse 6, CH-4056 Basel (email@example.com). Review will begin 01/05/04 and continue until position is filled. Posted: 10/28/03.
Ecologist: One-year Temporary Position, Available: August 1, 2004. Western State College of Colorado seeks an ecologist to fill a full-time, one-year temporary position. The successful candidate will teach 24 credits per year in environmental biology and an upper-division course in the candidate's area of expertise. PhD preferred. Salary: $28,000-32,000, commensurate with experience, plus benefits. Send curriculum vitae, unofficial transcripts, statement of teaching philosophy, and have three references send letters to: Ecologist Search, Department of Natural and Environmental Science, Western State College, Gunnison, CO 81231. Review of applications will begin April 26 and continue until the position is filled. For more information contact Robin Bingham (970-943-3355, firstname.lastname@example.org). To learn more about Western State College and its biology program, please visit www.western.edu/bio. Posted: 4/6/04.
Ecology: A postdoctoral position is available at the University of Tennessee Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology to develop collaborative research in at least one of the following areas: (1) ant community ecology and biogeography, (2) plant-insect interactions, (3) the impact and spread of invasive species, and (4) community assembly in Darlingtonia fens. I am currently setting up projects in and around the Smoky Mountains in east Tennessee and continuing work in southeast Arizona and the Klamath-Siskiyou in northern California and southern Oregon. The funding for this position is not tied to any one project, so the research focus is flexible and would ideally capitalize on the successful applicant's strengths and interests. Funding is available for one year, with the possibility of renewal. In addition, the successful applicant will collaborate to fund future research efforts. The position has a flexible start date, but applications will be reviewed starting on March 25, 2004. Applicants should email a statement of research interests or potential project ideas, CV, and the names and contact information for three references to Nathan Sanders at email@example.com. Posted: 2/25/04.
Ecology: University of Notre Dame Environmental Research Center (UNDERC) seeks to fill a postdoctoral position in ecology (two years at $35,000/year). The individual conducts field research at UNDERC from May - Sept., teaches a module (7 days) in the UNDERC undergraduate course, and mentors undergraduate research at UNDERC. Remainder of the year is spent at Notre Dame. UNDERC is a 7500-acre forest tract with numerous lakes, bogs and streams in Michigan/Wisconsin. Facilities include housing and over 20,000 ft2 of laboratories, offices, and classrooms. UNDERC housing is provided. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled with review beginning March 15, 2004. The position starts September 1, 2004. Submit CV, 3 references and description of proposed research at UNDERC to Dr. G. Belovsky, PO Box 369, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN 46556-0369. Telephone: 574 631 0172; e-mail: Belovsky.firstname.lastname@example.org. Posted: 12/11/03.
Plant Ecology: We seek a Postdoctoral Researcher to develop a research project to explore questions related to at least one of the following: 1) the controls over the impacts and spread of plant invasions; 2) the controls over diversity relationships in communities, particularly those mediated by feedbacks or spatial/temporal variability; or 3) the controls over restoration and resilience in degraded lands. The research focus is flexible, although it should facilitate interactions with non-profit conservation organizations and complement other research in the lab. Applicants must have relevant Ph.D. experience in experimental and/or theoretical ecology. The position is for at least one year, with a flexible start date and the expectation of collaborative efforts to obtain additional funding. Salary will be commensurate with experience. Review of candidates and applications will begin December 15, 2003 and close February 1, 2004. Candidates are encouraged to initiate discussion of potential topics early during this period. Applicants should submit a cover letter, a curriculum vitae and the name, address and phone number of two references to: Dr. Katharine Suding, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, 321 Steinhaus Hall, University of California, Irvine, Irvine, CA 92697-2525. Applications or questions can also be sent to: email@example.com. Posted: 12/8/03.
Ecologist: Announcement Number: ARS-X4W-0044, GS-471/454/408-12/13/14, Salary: (GS-12) $56k-$73k. Duties: Serves as a member of an interdisciplinary research team in the USDA Agricultural Research Service Range and Meadow Forage Management Research Unit, Burns, Oregon. The scientist is responsible for planning, conducting and reporting research results on developing methods to restore productivity of rangelands and pastures that are not at their potential. The objective of the research is to develop restoration procedures for rangeland which is in poor condition as a result of juniper invasion, and other disturbances. Much of the research will involve seeding and establishment of both native and introduced plant species. For the full job ad, see the full job ad. Announcement Number: ARS-X4W-0044. Closing Date: January 5, 2004. Posted: 12/3/03.
Ecology: Three Post Doctoral Fellowship Positions Part of an interdisciplinary team supporting the G-8 Legacy Chair at the University of Calgary. All positions will start as a suitable person is found. Positions are for up to three years. Salaries start at $35,000 (and benefits) and increase depending on experience. (1) Groundwater Ecology: We are seeking a postdoctoral research fellow in eco-hydrological research of alpine environments. Alpine streams and lakes in the Canadian Rockies are perceived by many to be "glacier-fed," but preliminary field data suggest that groundwater contribution may be very important. S/he will conduct field-based research to determine the hydrological and ecological roles of groundwater and glacier-melt water and their responses to climatic fluctuations. The ideal candidate for this position will have a strong background in physical and chemical hydrology. Research experiences in biogeochemical cycles and/or aquatic plant ecology will be considered an asset. To apply for the position please send a current CV, name, address and phone numbers of three referees and statement of research experience and interest to: Dr. Masaki Hayashi, Dept. of Geology and Geophysics, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada, T2N 1N4 Phone: (403) 220-2794, email: firstname.lastname@example.org. (2) Fish Ecology: We seek a Post-Doctoral Fellow with a strong research and publication record in fish ecology to work with an interdisciplinary team as a part of the G-8 Legacy Program, we are exploring the biology of invasions of non-native salmonids, interactions with native fishes, impacts of habitat disturbance, instream flow needs and meta-population dynamics of native salmonids in the East Slopes of the Canadian Rocky Mountains. To apply for this position please send a current CV, name, address, phone numbers of 3 referees and a statement of research experience and interests to: Dr. John R. Post, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada, T2N 1N4 Phone: (403) 220-6937, email: email@example.com. (3) Forest Ecology: The candidate must have a Ph.D. in forest ecology or related field and have an understanding of the relationship between hydrology and forest ecology ans knowledge of spatial statistics. S/he will be conducting research on disturbances in forested areas due to insect infestations including Pine Beetles. The research is highly interdisciplinary and will integrate biological and geophysical process understanding to provide insight into the influence of hydrology on mortality by infestations in forested areas. Process understanding and monitoring are essential as is knowledge of hydrological computer models and their operation. Applicant should submit a current Curriculum Vitae,a statement ofresearch experience and interest, name, address and phone number to: Dr. Caterma Valeo, Dept. of Geomatics Engineering, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada, T2N 1N4 Phone: (403) 270-4112, email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Posted: 11/14/03.
Plant Ecologist: The Chicago Botanic Garden (CBG) invites applications for a Plant Ecologist beginning September 2004. The position will complement current research expertise in conservation and restoration biology as well as our growing strength in population genetics and soil ecology. We are especially interested in individuals broadly trained in plant biology or ecology who utilize mathematical modeling. We seek to appoint an individual who will develop a productive and creative research program and supervise native habitat ecologists and interns. The successful candidate also will serve as an adjunct faculty member and teach courses in his or her area of specialty at Northwestern University. Candidates must have a Ph.D. in biology or related discipline, a strong record of scholarship, excellent extramural funding potential for research, and a commitment to undergraduate and graduate education. Please send a curriculum vitae, statements of research plans and teaching interests, examples of scholarly writing, and three letters of reference (mailed directly from referees) by July 15, 2004, to: David L. Lentz, Ph.D., Vice President of Scientific Affairs and Senior Scientist, Attn: Plant Ecologist Search Committee, Chicago Botanic Garden, 1000 Lake Cook Road, Glencoe, IL 60022. Posted: 11/21/03, revised: 5/10/04.
Plant Ecology: A two year postdoctoral position in plant ecology is available in the research group of Jonathan Levine at the University of California, Santa Barbara. The successful candidate will develop a research project involving experiments and/or models to explore at least one of the following: 1. The controls over the success and impacts of exotic plant invasions; 2. The importance of dormancy, dispersal, and environmental variation for the persistence of plant populations; 3. The controls over coexistence in plant communities, especially that mediated by plant-soil feedbacks or temporal variability. The research focus is flexible, but must facilitate interaction with other lab members. Levine's current research uses models and experiments to examine the influence of interannual variability in precipitation on the persistence of rare annual plants in invaded habitats on the California Channel Islands. Postdoc and graduate student projects in the lab focus on the importance of spatial versus temporal mechanisms of coexistence in grasslands, and the controls over native shrub reinvasion of exotic grass dominated systems. These projects involve collaboration with the numerous other UCSB faculty in population, community, and ecosystem ecology. Santa Barbara is also home to the National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis, and excellent study sites exist within a half day’s drive. Applicants must have relevant Ph.D. experience in experimental and/or theoretical ecology. Funding is available for two years with a flexible start date. In addition, the successful applicant will work collaboratively to obtain additional funding. Applications will be accepted through January 10, though candidates are encouraged to send an email indicating interest in the position before that time. Please submit a research statement, curriculum vitae, and names of three references to Dr. Jonathan Levine, Department of Ecology, Evolution and Marine Biology, University of California, Santa Barbara, CA 93106. Email: email@example.com . Posted: 11/7/03.
Ecology/Organismal Biology Instructor: Phoenix College Full-time Instructor for introductory courses in ecology and organismal biology. Create and implement lecture and laboratory materials and exercises using current delivery and research laboratory methods. Undergraduate and graduate degrees in biological science with research experience are preferred. Closing date: December 19, 2003. Starting date: August 16, 2004. Posting #03040514. Salary: $38,549 to $63,488. For official job description and application, see website or contact: Maricopa County Community College District, 2411 W. 14th Street, Tempe, AZ 85281-6942. Telephone: 480-731-8465; fax: 480-731-8599. For further information, contact: Mark Rosati, telephone: 602-285-7101; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Posted: 11/7/03.
Lecturer, Ecology: The Department of Biology at the University of Pennsylvania announces a nontenure-track Lecturer position for the 2004-2005 academic year. The individual is expected to teach an intermediate level undergraduate ecology course, team teach introductory biology, and contribute to the graduate program in ecology and evolutionary biology. A Ph.D. is required, and previous teaching experience is preferred. Applicants should submit curriculum vitae and statement of teaching interests and ask that three letters of recommendation be sent to: Ecology Lectureship, Department of Biology, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA 19104-6018. Posted: 4/9/04.
Lecturer, Marine Ecological Modelling: The School of Physical Sciences at the University of Queensland and CSIRO Marine Research invite applications for a Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in the area of Marine Ecological Modelling. We are particularly interested in individuals able to apply mathematical and/or statistical skills to problems in marine research. We are looking for an individual who will work with CSIRO research scientists on priority research programs and seek funding for research in the area of their specialty. The successful applicant will have a capacity to establish links with industry and government agencies and will join a group of scientists in the School, CSIRO and The Ecology Centre with demonstrated research innovation in areas of applied and pure ecology. The appointee will have a 50% teaching load and minor administrative and collegial duties in the School of Physical Sciences and CSIRO Marine Research. Applicants must possess a PhD and an outstanding research record. Excellent communication skills are essential. Demonstrated success in attracting external research funds is desirable. The remuneration package will be in the range of AUD$67,859 -$80,582 p.a. (Level B) or AUD$83,127 - $95,850 p.a. (Level C), which includes employer superannuation contributions of 17% of salary. This is a fixed-term, full-time appointment for a period of five years at Academic Level B or C, depending on qualifications and experience. Obtain the position description and selection criteria at http://www.jobsatUQ.net or contact Ms Leonie Chen +61-7-3365-7923, email email@example.com To discuss the role contact either Professor Hugh Possingham, +61-7-3365-9766, email firstname.lastname@example.org or Dr Alan Butler, +61-3-6232-5491, email email@example.com. Applications close: 21 May 2004. Reference No: 3010083. Posted: 4/22/04.
Quantitative Ecology: The USDA Pacific Southwest Research Station is recruiting candidates for an open post-doctoral research and development position at the Redwood Sciences Laboratory in Arcata, California. We seek candidates with a strong background in statistics, modeling, or advanced quantitative techniques. The successful candidate will be expected to collaborate on a mix of projects involving terrestrial and aquatic fauna, including federally listed species. Geographical areas of interest are principally the forested regions of the Klamath/Siskiyou Province and Sierra Nevada. Research in the near term will focus on compilation and analysis of existing data and development of monitoring and assessment tools. Mastery of statistical software (SAS, S-plus, or R), database manipulation, and excellent communication skills are essential. Experience with mark-recapture techniques, population viability analysis, or GIS is desirable. The position is a one-year term, with the potential for annual renewal up to four years total. Applicants should send a cover letter, resume, and list of references to Dr. Danny Lee, Redwood Sciences Laboratory, 1700 Bayview Drive, Arcata, CA 95521. Electronic applications can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. Application is limited to citizens of the United States holding doctoral degrees from accredited institutions. Posted: 5/11/04.
Lecturer, Quantitative Terrestrial Ecology: University of Queensland The role: Join a group of scientists in the School of Life Sciences, CSIRO and The Ecology Centre with demonstrated research innovation in areas of applied and pure ecology; establish a CSIRO research program; teach undergraduate quantitative ecology; supervise honours and graduate students. The person: PhD coupled with an outstanding research record; able to apply quantitative skills to problems of applied ecology and land management; capacity to establish links with industry and government agencies; interests in plant and/ or vegetation modelling; excellent communication skills; demonstrated success in attracting external research funds. Remuneration: AUD$67,859 - $80,582 p.a., which includes employer superannuation contributions of 17%. Five-year fixed-term, full-time appointment at Academic Level B. Contact: Ms Susan Sellar, phone +61-7-3365-7946 or email s.sellar@.uq.edu.au Contact Professor Hugh Possingham, +61-7-3365-9766, or email email@example.com to discuss the role. Applications close: 28 November 2003. Reference No: 1148216. Visit http://www.jobsatUQ.net to obtain a copy of the position description and selection criteria. Posted: 11/10/03.
Ecology Lectureship: Humboldt State University invites applications for a 10-month lectureship to begin August 2004. Responsibilities will include teaching Principles of Ecology and one or more lab sections of Principles of Ecology. Responsibilities will also include directing one or more Teaching Assistant. Minimum qualifications include a Ph.D. in biology, ecology, or related field by the time of employment, previous teaching experience in ecology, and an interest in field-oriented biology. The Department of Biological Sciences offers a greenhouse, herbarium, vertebrate museum, insect collection, and access to numerous unspoiled habitats nearby. Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. Candidates should send letter of application, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, transcripts (graduate and undergraduate), and the names, e-mail addresses, and phone numbers of three references to: Chair, Ecologist Search Committee, Department of Biological Sciences, Humboldt State University, Arcata, CA 95521 postmarked no later than January 30, 2004. Posted: 11/3/03.
Ecologist: National Park Service, GS-408-13 level, Boynton Beach, FL. A permanent, full-time, senior-level ecologist is sought for a joint National Park Service and US Fish and Wildlife Service interdisciplinary team valuating and contributing to ecosystem restoration in south Florida. The incumbent will be knowledgeable of: the effects of environmental factors such as hydrology and nutrients on ecological functions and productivity; water quality characteristics of freshwater wetlands; and modern quantitative methods used in ecological research. The incumbent will: work on multi-disciplinary teams; evaluate wetland impacts from hydrological modifications and water management practices; perform detailed technical assessments of proposed restoration projects on south Florida's natural resources, particularly Department of Interior lands and waters; contribute to technical reports and professional publications for administrative and judicial proceedings; and attend meetings representing the Department of Interior on technical issues. Job location is the A.R.M. Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge. This recruitment is open to all qualified US citizens. Requirements: Bachelor's degree in biology or related field of science underling ecological research that included at least 30 semester hours in basic and applied biological sciences. These hours must have included at least 9 semester hours in ecology, and 12 semester hours in physics and mathematical sciences. In addition to the above requirements, candidates must posses 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-12 level that equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled. Salary: $67,143-$87,289 per year. Closing date: November 11, 2003. Applications must be mailed to: Everglades National Park, Human Resources Office, 40001 State Road #9336, Homestead, FL 33034-6733. For additional information, contact Dr. Nicholas G. Aumen, Everglades Program Team, Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge, 10216 Lee Rd., Boynton Beach, FL 33437, Phone 561 735-6001, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. For further application information, go to http://jobsearch.usajobs.opm.gov and search for EVER-DEU-04-02. Posted: 10/15/03, revised: 10/22/03.
Forest Ecology: A post-doctoral (research scientist) position is available at the University of Washington (College of Forest Resources) to participate in a large-scale experimental study of forest ecosystem responses to variable-retention harvests in the Pacific Northwest -- the Demonstration of Ecosystem Management Options Study (DEMO). The successful applicant will join a team of forest ecologists studying the responses of vegetation to varying levels and patterns of overstory retention in coniferous forests of western Oregon and Washington. We seek an individual with strong statistical and writing skills, experience with managing large ecological datasets, and an interest in the disturbance ecology and successional dynamics of vascular and non-vascular plants. The incumbent will devote most of his/her time to statistical analysis, data synthesis, and writing, but will also participate in the design and implementation of new field studies. This is a two-year position with full benefits and potential for renewal, pending supplemental funding. Applicants should submit a cover letter, CV, two letters of reference, and the two additional forms linked from the complete position description. Closing date: 25 June 2004. Submit materials to: Dr. Charles B. Halpern, College of Forest Resources, Box 352100, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195-2100. For more information: email@example.com. Posted: 5/25/04.
Fire/Forest Ecology: USGS Biological Resources Division, Western Ecological Research Center, Sequoia-Kings Canyon Field Station. Salary: Beginning at $47,110 per year (GS-11), plus benefits Duration: Up to 4 years. Duties: § Assumes primary responsibility for implementing forest and fire ecology research in Sequoia National Park under the national Joint Fire Sciences Research Program § Oversees all aspects of multidisciplinary forest and fire ecology research effort to obtain an understanding of the ecological impacts of alternate fuel reduction and forest restoration treatments, including different seasons of prescribed fire. § Provides overall project administration including field, office, and laboratory oversight as necessary to ensure completion of multiple research projects. § Analyzes data to evaluate the interaction of fire, vegetation, soils, wildlife, insects, pathogens, and fuels and determine how fire regime impacts ecosystem function. § Interacts with research collecting similar data in different forested ecosystems nationwide to produce network-level data summaries, primarily for the vegetation and fuels related analyses. § Utilizes complex statistical procedures, which may include meta-analysis, to evaluate trends at multiple spatial scales. § Takes the lead in writing papers for publication in peer-reviewed scientific journals. For job announcement and application guidelines, call Anne at (559) 565-3172 or go to www.usgs.gov/ohr/oars. Apply to job announcement WR-2004-0124 in Tulare County, CA. Open from 2/18/04 to 3/10/2004. For further information: Call Jon Keeley, Sequoia-Kings Canyon Field Station Leader, at (559) 565-3170; or Eric Knapp at (559) 565-3175. Posted: 2/27/04.
Forest Ecology/Forestry: Harvard Forest seeks applicants for a Post-Doctoral Research Associate position to investigate the ecological influence of widespread and ongoing forest harvesting activities across Massachusetts. The successful applicant will oversee field crews and conduct studies to: (1) document forest harvesting patterns; (2) analyze their spatial characteristics with regards to important conservation values and physical, cultural, and environmental factors; (3) evaluate harvesting impacts on critical ecological characteristics, including tree regeneration, invasive species distribution, and native plant species richness and composition; and (4) compare harvesting patterns and intensity with natural disturbance regimes across the region. The position involves active collaboration with Harvard Forest researchers and staff from The Nature Conservancy, supervision of crews of field assistants, and mentoring of students participating in the Harvard Forest Summer Research Program. Particular emphasis is placed on publishing results and assisting with obtaining and maintaining external research funding. Requirements: Relevant PhD with strong field experience evaluating the vegetation, soils, and disturbance history of forests of the northeastern U.S. A strong background in forest ecology, management, and conservation, extensive vegetation and soils experience, strong GIS and analytical skills, and an established record of publication in major conservation, ecology, or forestry journals. Reports to the Director of Harvard Forest. To apply: Send cover letter, resume, and three letters of recommendation to Edythe Ellin, Administrator, Harvard Forest, P.O. Box 68, Petersham, MA 01366. Applications will be accepted through December 31, 2003. Expected starting date is February 2004. No email submissions. Posted: 12/2/03.
Forest Ecologist: The Nature Conservancy of Minnesota. Responsible for developing research and monitoring programs for key landscapes in northern Minnesota and for establishing a strong science foundation for conservation planning. For more information, see the full job ad. The deadline for applications is December 29. Posted: 11/5/03.
Sustainable Forest Management: Applications are invited for post-doctoral students and/or research associates to work on a Bioregional Assessment Project funded by the Sustainable Forest Management - Network of Centres of Excellence. Qualified candidates interested in interdisciplinary research in ecology and economics as applied to biodiversity preservation, cumulative effects, economic sustainability indicators, and sustainable economic development in the forest, energy and agriculture sectors are invited to apply. Minimum requirements are a PhD in forest, natural resource, or environmental economics, landscape ecology , conservation biology, statistical ecology, ecological modelling, biometrics, or related discipline. Successful candidates will be expected to work in an interdisciplinary team environment with other academics, students and professionals in government and industry. Knowledge of one or more of ecological and economic simulation techniques, computer programming, mathematical programming, spatial dynamic modelling, advanced statistical modelling, and the ability to work with large spatial data sets will be an important asset. Experience in forestry or natural resource management will also be an asset. For more information, visit: SFM Network, Department of Renewable Resources, and Rural Economy or contact: Dr Fiona Schmiegelow (firstname.lastname@example.org), Dr. Vic Adamowicz (email@example.com), and Dr. Grant Hauer (firstname.lastname@example.org), Department of Rural Economy, 515 General Services Building, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta T6G 2H1, Canada. Posted: 2/10/04.
Forest Ecology: The Fall River Long-term Site Productivity Study (LTSP) is the focus of this post-doctoral position. The assignment is to assist with summarizing and documenting the following investigations: (a) the pre- and post-harvest treatment nutrient pool data by initial stand conditions and treatments, (b) soil physical properties collected from pre- and post-treatment in compacted (shovel-yarded), non-compacted (cable-yarded), and compacted plus tillage treatments, and (c) effects of forest floor and soil disturbance on seedling growth. Data is available for analysis and additional inquiry. Field work will be required to become thoroughly familiar with the study. At least two manuscripts, written for publication as peer reviewed journal articles or other comparable publications, are expected. Effective interaction with collaborating scientists at the US Forest Service PNW Research Station, Olympia Forestry Sciences Laboratory and the University of Washington, College of Forest Resources is essential. General description of the study objectives and design. This study was initiated to understand the implications of various soil disturbance, vegetation management, and harvesting/organic matter retention strategies on soil processes and long-term Douglas-fir growth. Qualifications: a Ph.D. in Forestry, Forest Soils, Forest Ecology or related fields; excellent technical writing skills; good quantitative skills; proficiency in use of SAS or comparable statistical analysis programs; proficiency in use of Excel and PowerPoint; excellent communication skills; a strong interest in sustainable forest management and production forestry. This is a 2-year temporary position beginning in fall 2003, located at our research center in Centralia, WA. Salary dependent on qualifications. Entry level is $53,700 per year plus benefits. Interested candidates (Refer to Requisition #001505) should send a copy of their vita and qualifications, transcripts, and at least 2 contact references by October 15, 2003 to Thomas A. Terry, Ph.D., Weyerhaeuser Company, 505 N. Pearl Street, Centralia, WA 98531. Fax: 360-330-1742. If you have questions about the position contact Tom Terry (360-330-1746, email@example.com). Posted: 9/17/03.
Ecology: A number of full-time positions are available beginning mid-January 2004 to collaborate on a number of ongoing research projects. These projects include, but not limited to the following topics: - Ecology of small mammals (bats, rodents, and marsupials) as it relates to anthropogenic disturbance and the ecology of infectious diseases in tropical lowland rainforest of Peru. - Disturbance ecology in the Luquillo Experimental Forest of Puerto Rico. - Scale-dependence and broad scale analyses of gradients of biodiversity. - The relationship between biodiversity and ecosystem function in terrestrial ecosystems. - Patterns in the structure of mammalian communities. - Design of conservation reserve networks across broad spatial scales. - The role of stochastic processes in affecting pattern in ecology and biogeography. Two types of position are available. One which is entirely focused on research activities and another that is 50% research and 50% teaching (~2 courses per annum). Interested individuals should send a letter or application (indicating which type of position is of interest), a statement of research interests and goals, and contact information for three references who are familiar with the applicant’s research record and potential. These materials should be sent via e-mail to Michael R. Willig, Ecology Program, Department of Biological Sciences, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas 79409-3131 (firstname.lastname@example.org). Applications will be accepted until all positions are filled. Screening of materials will begin 1 October. Posted: 9/15/03.
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 November 1, 2003 for an initial period of two years, and with a potential of extension for two more years. 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-reviewed journals. Ability to spend long periods in the field, patience for seed germination studies, excellent knowledge of English (Hebrew does not harm!), 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 ASAP (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. If possible, send your application via E-mail (MarceloS@tauex.tau.ac.il). Posted: 9/15/03.
Ecologist: Shaw Environmental & Infrastructure, Inc. is recruiting an ecological staff in response to winning the on-site U.S. EPA Services Contract 68-C-03-097 for Ada, OK. A key position for this on-site contract work is a Community Ecologist who will have responsibilities for ecological sampling, interpretation and statistical analysis relating to the design and conduct of ecological studies on the potential effects of ecosystem restoration and management on water quality, especially through management of the aquatic/terrestrial interface. The selected candidate will be responsible for research on community and population dynamics in managed, naturally-disturbed and restored ecosystems. We are soliciting resumes from recent Ph.D. (or equivalent) Community Ecologists and Ecologists with interests in the areas briefly described above. Experience in field sampling, working with and coordinating an interdisciplinary team of analytical chemists, taxonomic experts, and computer modelers is essential for this position and should be emphasized in any submitted work history and educational documents. Candidates are expected to have proficiency both in statistical analysis of ecological data (e.g., ANOVA, Canonical Correspondence Analysis) and in technical writing as evidenced by publications in major journals. Candidates should include title and brief description of M.S. and Ph.D. theses, if applicable. Please identify the geographical areas and community types for which you are knowledgeable, and please also list any other specialized skills (e.g., computer software with which you are proficient, GIS, aerial photography interpretation, public speaking). Although the contract is for on-site provision of services to EPA scientists at the Robert S. Kerr Environmental Research Center in Ada, Oklahoma (Ground Water and Ecology Research Division of the National Risk Management Research Laboratory) the ecological field work could potentially involve sites anywhere in the U.S. The new five-year contract began July 1, 2003. Interested candidates should forward their resumes directly to: Dr. William G. Lyon, Technical Services Manager, Shaw Environmental & Infrastructure, Inc., P.O. Box 1198, Ada, OK 74821-1198. email: email@example.com, (580)436-8666. Posted: 7/31/03.
Ecology/Biodiversity: The American Museum of Natural History's (AMNH) Center for Biodiversity and Conservation (CBC) seeks a landscape ecologist with training and knowledge of the application of Remote Sensing and Geographic Information Systems to biodiversity conservation. In addition, the ecologist will collaborate in the development of biodiversity-related content for media-rich educational outreach with the AMNH Science Bulletins production staff. Candidates must have a Ph.D. degree with a strong grounding in ecological theory and application, experience in remote sensing, and GIS, and be well-versed in conservation biology, landscape ecology, or evolutionary biology in order to effectively interpret news from these disciplines for the general public. Candidates must be comfortable with basic satellite image interpretation and manipulation using a satellite image processing package such as IDL/ENVI, ERDAS Imagine, or PCI. Familiarity with ArcGIS or Arcview 3.x is desirable so that ancillary spatial data may be overlain. Images are annotated using Adobe Photoshop to facilitate communication with others in the production group. Must work well independently and cooperatively and have strong writing and communication skills. The duties of this position are split between two tasks. Approximately 50% of the job will entail working with the GIS Program Manager, CBC Director, and AMNH curators to assist in the development of RS/GIS training materials for scientists, conservation practitioners, and the general public, and to provide science advisory support to the CBC. The remaining 50% will be spent working with the CBC Director and AMNH Science Bulletin staff to support development of weekly science bulletins' "image-of-the-week" stories and to advise on content for feature stories. Responsibilities associated with these tasks include data management, data processing, modeling and visualization (raster, vector, and tabular), writing, editing, and reviewing educational products for accuracy. Applications, including current curriculum vitae, a narrative statement of program interests and full contact information for three references should be sent to: Rosemarie Gnam, Assistant Director, American Museum of Natural History, Center for Biodiversity and Conservation, Central Park West at 79th Street, New York, N.Y. 10024. Email address: firstname.lastname@example.org, The deadline for the receipt of applications is March 15, 2004. Posted: 2/19/04.
Marine GIS Modeler: The American Museum of Natural History's (AMNH) Center for Biodiversity and Conservation (CBC) seeks a person with training and knowledge of the application of remote sensing, Geographic Information Systems, and GIS modeling for habitat modeling in tropical marine environments. The Modeler will be expected to assist in development and implementation of habitat models with staff from the Center for Biodiversity and Conservation and collaborators at other institutions. Candidates must have a Ph.D. degree with a strong grounding in model development, marine environmental science, and experience in remote sensing and GIS. The ideal candidate would have a strong background in species distribution modeling as well as field experience in tropical coastal and other marine environments. The individual must work well independently and collaboratively, and have strong writing and communication skills, including the ability to explain remote sensing and GIS to conservation practitioners and the public. The position's primary task will entail working with the GIS Program Manager, Marine Program Manager (and Principle Investigator of the Bahamas Biocomplexity Project [BBP]), BBP collaborators, and CBC Director to develop and utilize habitat models that support further studies on the design of marine protected areas (MPAs) and MPA networks. Model development will involve the use of the best available biophysical datasets for the entire Bahamian archipelago as well as the generation of additional datasets (especially from satellite imagery) where needed. One of the specific goals of this work is to be able to predict important nursery habitats for certain fish and invertebrate species of interest. Responsibilities will include data management, data processing, modeling, and visualization (raster, vector, and tabular). Although the position may initially be offered as a short-term (i.e., less than a year) contract, arrangements for full-time postdoc status (probably 1-2 years) are pending. Electronic applications, including current curriculum vitae, a narrative statement of program interests, and full contact information for three references should be sent to: Ned Horning (email@example.com), Remote Sensing/GIS Program Manager. Posted: 1/16/04.
Restoration Ecologist: A biological consulting firm, SouthWest Biological Ltd., seeks a restoration ecologist for the Mojave Desert area. Successful applicant should have experience in Mojave Desert plant surveys and taxonomy, understand recruitment rates of mojave desert plants, seed bank requirements to restore disturbed Mojave Desert biotas, and logistical (plant and seed sources) requirements. Salary up to $32/hr depending on qualifications. Please reply with a short resume (no cover letter) to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Posted: 6/11/04, revised: 6/14/04.
Conservation Biology: Okanagan University College invites applications for a term appointment as a Research Associate (Postdoctoral Fellow) to the Department of Biology in the Faculty of Science to conduct research in conservation biology and species-at-risk in association with the newly established Centre for Species At Risk and Habitat Studies (SARAHS) at the North Kelowna campus. Research expertise in landscape ecology, population viability analysis, or population genetics is desirable. Funding for the position derives from the Canadian Wildlife Service (Environment Canada), and collaborative work with researchers from CWS as well as a wide range of agencies and disciplines on applied problems in conservation biology is essential. Required qualifications include a Ph.D. in Ecology or related discipline, demonstrable skills in computer-based modelling and complex statistical analyses, record of publication, and extensive field experience. For inquiries of an academic nature, please contact Dr. Karen Hodges, Department of Biology at (406) 243-5342 or by e-mail at email@example.com. This is a term (full-time) appointment effective September 1, 2004 to August 31, 2005. The initial appointment is for one year, with possible renewal up to three years. This position is subject to budget approval. Please submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, copies of three relevant reprints, and the names, addresses and telephone numbers of three referees by June 11, 2004 to: Competition No. 51FAC04, Labour Relations Division, Okanagan University College, 1000 KLO Road, Kelowna, BC, V1Y 4X8. Applications may be faxed to (250) 862-5623, or e-mail your application to: firstname.lastname@example.org. E-mailed applications can only be received as attachments in Word format and must include the Competition Number in the subject line. Please visit our website at: http://www.ouc.bc.ca/jobpostings/. Posted: 5/17/04.
Wildlife Conservation/Remote Sensing: The Wildlife Conservation Society seeks a postdoctoral associate in remote sensing analysis to conduct scientific research into applying remote sensing techniques to the conservation of wildlife and wild lands around the world. The primary responsibility of the candidate will be to collaborate with WCS staff to test the utility of high-resolution satellite imagery for directly identifying and counting animals. The experiment will include an initial zoo-based trial, followed by trials focused on field sites in Wyoming, Bolivia/Argentina, and Tanzania. Additional responsibilities of the successful candidate will include: writing scientific papers, preparing and teaching training courses in remote sensing to WCS field staff, and providing technical support to WCS field staff and partners in satellite remote sensing, aerial photography and videography, geographic information systems (GIS), global positioning systems (GPS) and other related geospatial technologies. Finally, the candidate will conduct 2-3 collaborative projects each year with WCS field staff. The position is for 1 year, with the possibility of extension for 2 additional years. Requirements: A Ph.D. in ecology, geography or remote sensing science. Extensive experience in remote sensing image acquisition, advanced image processing techniques (e.g. image segmentation, object extraction) and interpretation for ecological or conservation purposes. Experience with commercially available high spatial resolution imagery (e.g. IKONOS, Quickbird) and NASA satellite technologies and data (e.g. EOS sensors, Landsat-7, SRTM, etc.) is especially desired. Send a cover letter describing your interest in remote sensing and its applications to conservation, your curriculum vitae, salary history/requirements, and a list of at least three references by regular mail to Dr. Eric Sanderson, Associate Director of the Living Landscapes Program, Wildlife Conservation Society, 2300 Southern Blvd., Bronx, NY, 10460 USA. Please specify your date of availability. All materials must be received by Friday June 18, 2004 for full consideration. For more information, contact Dr. Sanderson at email@example.com. Posted: 5/19/04.
Conservation Landscape Ecologist: The Wildlife Conservation Society seeks a Ph.D. landscape ecologist to advance conservation in East and Southern Africa and Madagascar in collaboration with existing WCS field programs. The successful candidate will work with the WCS Africa program to establish a regional remote sensing and GIS monitoring centre that will provide protected area authorities in the region the capacity to detect and analyse the causes of changes occuring in conservation landscapes. The candidate will provide training and support in landscape ecology tools, including geographic information systems (GIS), remote sensing, analysis of aerial photographs, global positioning systems (GPS) and other spatial analytical tools. The candidate will also help support other planning tools for landscape scale conservation. These activities will be closely coordinated with WCS field programs in the region and with the WCS Living Landscapes Program in New York. The position will be based in the Uganda for a two-year period beginning during the summer 2004. The Wildlife Conservation Society, formerly the New York Zoological Society, works to save wildlife and wild places through 350 applied conservation and research projects in 52 countries around the world. Qualifications: Ph.D. in landscape ecology, conservation biology, geography, or related discipline, with substantive experience applying remote sensing, geographic information systems (GIS), global positioning systems, aerial photography analysis, and other spatial analysis techniques and tools to environmental problems. The applicant must be able to demonstrate proven skills with ArcGIS, ArcView and ERDAS Imagine or equivalent GIS and remote sensing packages and be fluent in English with reasonable French. To apply for this position, please send by regular mail a cover letter describing your approach to applying landscape ecology in the service of conservation, a curriculum vitae, and a list of at least three professional references to: Andrew Plumptre, (Application for Landscape Ecologist -East/South Africa), Albertine Rift Program, International Conservation Division, Wildlife Conservation Society, 2300 Southern Blvd., Bronx, NY 10460. All materials must be received by July 15, 2004 for full consideration. Please also send electronic versions to firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com. Questions regarding the position can be addressed to Dr. Andrew Plumptre at firstname.lastname@example.org or Dr. Eric Sanderson at email@example.com. Posted: 6/11/04.
Conservation Landscape Ecologist: The Wildlife Conservation Society seeks a Ph.D. landscape ecologist to advance conservation in the Amazonian region of Latin America in collaboration with existing WCS field programs. The successful candidate will work with the WCS Latin America program to plan priorities for species- based conservation efforts, apply landscape-level conservation planning tools, model the distribution of human influence and infrastructure across the Amazonian region, and conduct land use / land cover change analyses, among other activities. The candidate will also provide training and support in landscape ecology tools, including geographic information systems (GIS), remote sensing, global positioning systems (GPS) and other spatial analytical tools. These activities will be closely coordinated with WCS field programs in the region and with the WCS Living Landscapes Program in New York. The position will be based in the Amazonian region for a two-year period (with possibility of extension) beginning during the summer 2004. Qualifications: Ph.D. in landscape ecology, conservation biology, geography, or related discipline, with substantive experience applying geographic information systems (GIS), remote sensing, global positioning systems, and other spatial analysis techniques and tools to environmental problems. The applicant must be able to demonstrate proven skills with ArcGIS, ArcView and ERDAS Imagine or equivalent GIS and remote sensing packages and be fluent in English and either Spanish or Portuguese (preferably both.) Preference will be extended to citizens of Amazonian countries, but exceptional candidates from other countries will also be considered. To apply for this position, please send a cover letter by regular mail describing your approach to applying landscape ecology in the service of conservation, a curriculum vitae, and a list of at least three professional references to Alexandra Rojas, Latin America Program, International Conservation Division, Wildlife Conservation Society, 2300 Southern Blvd., Bronx, NY 10460. All materials must be received by May 7, 2004 for full consideration. Questions regarding the position can be addressed to Dr. Andrew Taber at firstname.lastname@example.org or Dr. Eric Sanderson at email@example.com. Posted: 4/13/04.
Conservation Ecologist/GIS Analyst: The Adirondack Ecological Center of the State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry is seeking applicants to perform a comprehensive GIS-based inventory of the natural resources of Adirondack Park. This position will be located at the Huntington Wildlife Forest, Newcomb, NY. Responsibilities include assembly of existing digital data into a GIS, developing landscape ecology models and synthesizing data layers, identifying information and training needs, interacting with Agency and other organizations’ representatives, conducting GIS workshops for natural resource professionals, and providing progress and final reports. Opportunities include working with a diverse group of natural resource scientists to study the ecology of a region renowned for its long history in conservation, natural assets and intense public interest in resource management. Qualifications: M.S. (required) or Ph.D. (preferred) in natural resources, ecology, wildlife biology, forestry, or a closely-related field; solid background and experience in GIS, conservation biology, landscape ecology, and spatial modeling; demonstrated ability in oral and written communication, quantitative analysis, and ability to work effectively as part of a research team and interact with diverse audiences. Knowledge of the natural history of the Northeastern United States is desired. Periodic travel in New York State is required; valid Driver’s License is required. Salary: $28,000-31,000 for twelve months, commensurate with experience, with full benefits. Position is available beginning January 31, 2004. This is the first year of a five-year project, renewable annually based on continued funding. Send a letter of application that outlines the candidate’s research interests and goals, résumé, and the names, addresses, telephone numbers, and email addresses of three professional references with a brief explanation of the candidate’s relationship to each reference. Applications will be accepted through January 31, 2004, or thereafter until the position is filled. Send all materials, preferably by email, to Ms. Sara Young at: firstname.lastname@example.org or via mail to: Office of Human Resources, 217 Bray Hall, The Research Foundation of SUNY, College of Environmental Science and Forestry, 1 Forestry Drive, Syracuse, NY 13210-2778. Please specify that you are applying for the Conservation Biology/GIS Analyst position in your cover letter. Posted: 1/6/04.
Inventory & Monitoring Ecologist: The National Park Service Northern Colorado Plateau Network (NCPN) Inventory and Monitoring Program seeks an ecologist to provide quantitative and statistical expertise to design and implementation of the monitoring program. Permanent full time position with salary at the GS-11/12 grade level ($47,110 to $73,403), based at the Southeast Utah Group, Moab. For more information, see vacancy announcement SEUG-DEU-03-17 or merit promotion announcement is SEUG-MP-03-17. For more information please contact Dr. Angie Evenden, NCPN Program Manager (email@example.com, 435-719-2342). Close date: August 8, 2003. Posted: 7/17/03.
Forest Landscape Ecology: Two post-doctoral positions are available at the Forest Landscape Ecology Laboratory, Ontario Forest Research Institute, Ministry of Natural Resources, Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, Canada. Initially it will be for two years, with the possibility of extension for a third year. Goal of the research project is to empirically test, conduct sensitivity analyses, and calibrate a spatial simulation model of boreal forest landscape dynamics, including designing discrete experiments, formulating spatially explicit null hypotheses on disturbance/forest cover transition dynamics and testing the model against a chrono-sequence of a historical forest cover spatial database in boreal Ontario, Canada. The research Associates will join a multi-disciplinary research team, and the salary will be competitive, based on the qualifications and experience. A recent PhD (or just-about-done) in Quantitative Ecology, Landscape Ecology, Spatial Statistics or a closely related field is ideal. Excellent quantitative, statistical, and spatial simulation modeling skills are essential. A working knowledge of ARCGIS/GRASS and VB/C++ is necessary but not essential. E-mail a letter listing academic qualifications including the Ph.D. dissertation title and the earliest possible start date to firstname.lastname@example.org. Alternatively, mail 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: 4/8/04.
Land Use Change/Wildlife Modeling: A post-doctoral position is available starting March 1, 2004 with the USGS Vermont Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit at the University of Vermont. The post-doc will work on a multi-investigator study that predicts the effects of landuse change on Vermonts biodiversity. The study objectives are to 1) develop wildlife habitat models at multiple spatial scales, 2) develop landuse change models for Vermont, 3) identify how various landuse change scenarios will impact biodiversity levels, and 4) use spatial optimization methods to design conservation strategies and establish policy guidelines for the state. The successful applicant will work in collaboration with Therese Donovan, Austin Troy, William Keeton, and Alexey Vionov on one or more aspects of the project, focusing on methods of linking social and ecological data. Additionally, the applicant will teach two graduate level courses on a related topic. Applicants should have a Ph.D. in an ecologically related field, and have experience in one or more of the following venues: wildlife habitat modeling, land use change modeling, and spatial optimization modeling within a GIS framework. Salary is expected to be between $31,000 and $33,000, plus benefits. Please submit a letter of intent and a curriculum vitae, and the names and telephone numbers of three references to Dr. Therese Donovan (email@example.com, 802-656-2516) by February 15th, 2004. Posted: 2/3/04.
Landscape Indicators: University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science/Appalachian Laboratory. Applications are solicited for a post-doctoral associate who will collaborate in the development of conceptual models to identify reliable environmental indicators for the national parks within the National Capital Region in the greater Washington, DC area. This position will be located at the Appalachian Laboratory and is funded by the National Park Service as part of its Inventory and Monitoring Program Areas of expertise to be considered for this position include: (1) ecological modeling, (2) landscape ecology, and (3) familiarity with the use of ecological indicators. Strong written and oral skills are essential, as is a willingness to travel among the Parks in the region and participate in NPS workshops. Computer programming experience is advantageous. Appointment is for one year (renewable subject to availability of funds; extramural funding necessary). Please send an application with curriculum vita, statement of research interests, and the names of three references to: NPS Post-Doc Search, Dr. Phil Townsend, UMCES Appalachian Laboratory, 301 Braddock Rd., Frostburg, MD 21532-2307. For more information, please contact Dr. Townsend at firstname.lastname@example.org. For additional information on the National Capital Region Inventory and Monitoring Program, contact Dr. Shawn Carter, (202) 342-1443 x227; mailto:email@example.com. Review of applications begins March 19, 2004 with position available immediately. Posted: 2/10/04.
Landscape/Wildlife Ecologist: The Illinois Natural History Survey (INHS) seeks an ecologist to plan, develop, and conduct research on wildlife ecology and conservation from a landscape perspective. Research may address a broad range of topics such as effects of landscape characteristics on the distribution, abundance, or population trends in wildlife; wildlife management from a landscape perspective; landscape effects on human-wildlife interactions, wildlife health, or diseases; studies of landscape-scale ecological processes such as fire; or ecological restoration of floodplains, prairies, and other habitats, particularly from a wildlife perspective. Research approaches that can draw on INHS’s extensive or long-term survey and monitoring databases, and that can be applied to conservation and management issues in Illinois and the Midwest are preferred. Familiarity with GIS technology and strong quantitative skills are preferred. We particularly seek an ecologist with an interest in collaborating in new funding opportunities with INHS monitoring, evaluation, and GIS groups, and in collaborating with group members on scientific research as appropriate. Ph.D. in ecology, wildlife biology, or a related field required by date of hire. This 12-month position may be at the Assistant or Associate Professional Scientist level, commensurate with experience. Salary: Assistant, $48k-$52k; Associate, $50k-$55k plus benefits. Available: Summer- fall 2004. To apply submit by January 31, 2004, cover letter, cv, statement of research interests, and letters from 3 professional references to: Illinois Natural History Survey, Human Resources Office, PRF#1198, 607 East Peabody Drive, Champaign, IL 61820; (217) 265-5644; email: firstname.lastname@example.org. For technical questions, contact Dr. Ed Heske, Director, Center for Wildlife Ecology, email@example.com. Posted: 12/3/03.
Landscape Ecology/GIS: The Adirondack Ecological Center of the State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry is seeking applications for a Postdoctoral Associate to perform a comprehensive GIS-based inventory of the natural resources of Adirondack Park. This position will be located at the Huntington Wildlife Forest, a biological station in Newcomb, NY. Responsibilities include assembly of existing digital data into a GIS, developing landscape ecology models and synthesizing data layers, identifying information and training needs, interacting with Agency and other personnel, conducting GIS workshops for natural resource professionals, and providing progress and final reports. Opportunities include working with a diverse group of natural resource scientists to study landscape ecology of a region renowned for its long history in conservation, natural assets and intense public interest in resource management. Qualifications: PhD in natural resources, ecology, engineering, wildlife biology, forestry, or closely related field; solid background and experience in GIS, landscape ecology and spatial modeling; demonstrated ability in oral and written communication, quantitative analysis, and ability to work effectively as part of a research team and interact with diverse audiences, including Agency personnel. Periodic travel in New York is required; valid Driver's License also required. Knowledge of the natural history of the Northeastern US is desired. Salary: $30,000 plus benefits. Applications will be accepted through December 1, 2003, or thereafter until the position is filled. Position is available beginning January 1, 2004 for 12 months and is renewable based on continued funding. Application Procedure: Send a letter of application that outlines the candidate's research interests and goals, résumé, and the names, addresses, telephone numbers, and email addresses of three professional references with a brief explanation of the candidate's relationship to each reference. Send all materials, preferably by email, to: firstname.lastname@example.org or via mail to: Office of Human Resources, 217 Bray Hall, The Research Foundation of SUNY, College of Environmental Science and Forestry, 1 Forestry Drive, Syracuse, NY 13210-2778. Please specify that you are applying for the GIS/Landscape Ecology Post-doctorate position in your cover letter. Posted: 11/5/03.
Landscape Ecology and Biodiversity: A Ph.D. in biology, ecology, or related field is required. Research experience on the spatial structure of insect populations or diversity is preferred, and spatial modeling or GIS skills are helpful. Position is for one year beginning in May 2004, and is renewable for a second year. To apply, send letter of application, a curriculum vitae, and three letters of recommendations to Thomas O. Crist, Department of Zoology, Miami University, Oxford, OH 45056. For more information, email email@example.com, or call 513-529-6187. Review of applications will begin November 15, 2003, and will be accepted until the position is filled. Posted: 10/27/03.
Biodiversity: The Arava Institute for Environmental Studies (AIES, Israel) has a postdoctoral fellowship for a duration of two years. The research is an ongoing study aiming to assess the distribution and frequency of species belonging to several taxa along the souther Arava Rift Valley, comparing various landscape units on both sides of the Israeli -Jordanian border. Applicants must have a Doctoral degree in Zoology or a related field, and a good background in biodiversity studies. Priority will be given to applicants who have experience in teaching English speaking students and could join the academic staff of the AIES. Please send a CV to Uri Shanas at: firstname.lastname@example.org before Jan 30. Starting day: April 15 2004 or earlier. Posted: 1/5/04.
Grassland Ecology/Biodiversity: A postdoctoral position will be available January 1, 2004 at the University of Kansas Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology/Kansas Biological Survey. The position will be for 2 years with the possibility of a 1-yr. extension. Funding for the position will be provided by a 4-year USDA grant to Drs. Bryan L. Foster and Kelly Kindscher. The project will examine mechanisms of plant species coexistence, determinates of biodiversity, and feedbacks to ecosystem function across gradients of human impact in the managed landscapes of eastern Kansas. We seek a highly motivated and dedicated individual to participate in collaborative field research that includes direct and supervisory involvement in the conduct of manipulative field experiments, local- and regional-scale biotic surveys and ecological model development. Duties: 1. Collaborate with project investigators (PI’s) in the development of research protocols and implementation of field research. 2. Supervise graduate students and undergraduate interns in the conduct of fieldwork, data collection and database management. 3. Collaborate with PI’s and students in the analysis of data, development of ecological models and the publication of manuscripts. Required: 1. PhD in biology, botany, ecology, agronomy, range science or related field (completed no later than December 31, 2003). 2. Demonstrated research experience and productivity working on the ecology and/or restoration of terrestrial plant communities (community and/or ecosystem levels). 3. Proficiency and experience using biostatistics. 4. Excellent oral and written communications. Preferred: 1. Knowledge of Midwestern and/or Great Plains flora. 2. Experience with multivariate statistics and ecological modeling. 3. Knowledge and research experience in soils, soil nutrients and nutrient cycling. Salary: $30K per year plus benefits. To Apply: Send a cover letter, CV and three letters of reference to: Paula Szuwalski, Kansas Biological Survey, 2101 Constant Ave., Lawrence, KS 66047-3759. Review of applications will begin September 1, 2003. For informal inquiries contact B. Foster (email@example.com 785-864-4361). Posted: 7/1/03.
Plant Biochemical Ecology: One postdoctoral position is available at Colorado State University to study the biochemical ecology of interactions between Centaurea (Knapweed) species and their North American and European plant neighbors. Our laboratories have recently unraveled the unique underground communication mechanism that governs the interactions between the Centaurea species and their North American neighbors (Science 301:1377-1380, Plant Physiology 128: 1173-1179). Innovative, independent, and highly motivated candidates are sought; the ideal candidate will have significant experience in chemical ecology, plant community ecology, plant biology/biochemistry, rhizosphere interactions and soil science. Interested candidates should submit a detailed curriculum vitae, reprints, statements of interest, and three letters of reference to: Dr. Jorge M. Vivanco (firstname.lastname@example.org) and/or Dr. Mark W. Paschke (Mark.Paschke@colostate.edu). Posted: 10/9/03.
Pollination Biology of East African Acacias: A 2-4-year position is available to study the effect of competition for pollination on anther dehiscence time in East African acacia tree communities. Tentative starting date for the position is 1 May 2004. Application should be received by 14 February 2004. The research will include analyses of phenotypic selection, mating systems, and pollen gene flow, as well as experiments into competition through pollinator preference and heterospecific pollen transfer. The project will be conducted within the context of ongoing studies by several collaborators into community-level pollination ecology, pollination webs, and ant/pollinator interactions. Significant opportunities will exist for the development of independent projects and for the mentoring of undergraduate researchers. The position will be based at Indiana University South Bend, but 4-6 months of each year will be spent in Kenya (Mpala Research Centre). Candidates must have a strong background in ecological and evolutionary field research and must be able to work independently in Kenya for extended periods each year. Research experience in molecular biological techniques is also highly desirable. To apply, send a letter of application, a CV, and a list of 3 references to Andrew Schnabel (email@example.com), Department of Biological Sciences, Indiana University South Bend, South Bend, IN 46634. Posted: 1/20/04.
Pollination Ecology: Laboratory of Pollination Ecology, Haifa University. Supervisors: Amots Dafni and Gidi Ne’eman. Duration: One to three years. Start: February 2004. Salary: 12.000 US$ per annum. Title: Measuring pollination effectiveness. For more information, please contact directly: Amots Dafni (firstname.lastname@example.org) tel/fax 972-48-240-312. Posted: 10/20/03.
Biological Control of Insects: Supervisory Research Entomologist/Chemist (Biochemist)/Ecologist/Physiologist (Research Leader), GS-14/15. The U. S. Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, is recruiting a Research Leader for the Biological Control of Insects Research Laboratory at Columbia, Missouri. As Research Leader, the incumbent will be responsible for planning and directing long-range research programs and projects; managing finances, human resources, equipment/facilities; and interaction with agency administrators and cooperators at universities and within industry. The incumbent will also conduct personal research in which molecular, biochemical, physiological, microbiological, genetic, genomic, and/or behavioral approaches will contribute to the knowledge of insect nutrition and immunity, insect-pathogen interactions, plant-insect-insect interactions, and/or insect ecology. As Research Leader, the incumbent will provide supervision to a small staff of scientists and support personnel. A Ph.D. is preferred. U.S. citizenship is required. Salary is commensurate with experience ($79,344 to $121,330 pa). Comprehensive benefits packages include paid sick and vacation leave and life and health insurance, and a savings and investment plan (401(k) type) is available in addition to the federal retirement plan. For information on the research program and/or position, contact: Dr. Arthur McIntosh, telephone: 573-875-5361 ext. 222; e-mail: email@example.com. A full copy of the vacancy announcement (#ARS-X4W-0086) is available on the ARS website. Applications must be postmarked by March 29, 2004. Posted: 1/8/04.
Habitat Leaders: New, estimated 12-month positions developed to lead The Nature Conservancy in setting outcome-based conservation goals, including priority conservation strategies and places, for all of the world's biomes - Major Habitat Types. Detailed job ads: Desert/Arid-Lands | Forest | Freshwater | Grassland | Marine. Deadline: 1/30/04. Posted: 1/9/04.
Invasion Ecology: An NSF-funded postdoctoral position is available to study the demography and dispersal of invasive thistles, using theoretical and/or empirical approaches. Research will be based in the Department of Biology at The Pennsylvania State University, and there will be opportunity for interaction with the Inter-Departmental Ecology Program. The position is available for 2 years, depending on start date. There is an annual salary of $32,000 plus benefits. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, with review beginning February 16, 2004. The position begins any time thereafter, but preferably by September 1, 2004. For further information feel free to contact Katriona Shea directly (firstname.lastname@example.org; +1 814-865-7910). To apply, please send a copy of your curriculum vitae, a 1-2 page statement of research interests and the names and contact information for three referees by email to K. Shea. Posted: 1/28/04.
Director, Invasive Species Initative: The Executive Director is responsible for leading an organization-wide initiative to: 1) enable all units of The Nature Conservancy to address the threats to biodiversity posed by invasive non-native species using public policy, research, communications and the best management practices available; and 2) generate major new public and private funding to address this threat. S/He also develops and maintains partnerships with U.S. and international efforts to prevent and abate invasive species impacts on biodiversity, and with business, government, and conservation interests to elevate the political profile of this issue. For more information, see the full job ad or contact Sheila Carmody (703-841-4248, email@example.com). Posted: 1/8/04.
Biological Invasions: The University of California, Davis, seeks a postdoctoral fellow with broad, interdisciplinary interests in biological invasions for a one-year postdoctoral fellowship (renewable for a second year) supported by a training grant from the NSF Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship (IGERT) program. The primary goal of the Biological Invasions IGERT is to train students from the life sciences, social sciences, humanities and other disciplines to address the complex environmental challenges presented by biological species invasions. For more info, see the full job ad. Review has begun; open until filled. Posted: 12/11/03, revised: 6/3/04.
Forest/Invasive Insect Ecology: We are seeking a post doctoral or graduate research assistant with interests in forest ecology, invasive species, forest biometrics, forest health or spatial modeling. The position is funded for one year (salary and benefits) with potential for continuing funding for additional years. The person hired for this position will be responsible for managing a forest inventory project in a diverse landscape. The Emerald Ash Borer, a newly named exotic invasive beetle from Asia has become established in southern Michigan and is killing ash trees, the primary host species for this beetle. Little is known about the spatial distribution of the beetle or ash trees. The research will develop a reliable statistical estimate of the spatial distribution and abundance of ash in southern Michigan and develop maps of these patterns. Candidates interested should contact either Dr. David MacFarlane (firstname.lastname@example.org, 517-355-2399)or Dr. Steve Friedman (email@example.com, 517-353-9230) for additional information. Candidates with strong analytical backgrounds, experiences with Splus, ARC/INFO and Erdas Imagine are preferred. The position will be filled as soon as a suitable candidate is identified. Resumes should be sent to either contact at: 126 Natural Resources, Forestry Department, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan 48824. Posted: 9/17/03.
Plant-Animal Interactions: A two-year postdoctoral position is available in my lab to study plant-animal interactions (sensu lato). The research topic beyond this general description is extremely flexible and is proposed by the applicant. A full range of interests are eligible, from use of genomic tools in field studies to the study of microbial impacts on food webs and communities, to anything in between. Please send a no-longer-than 5 page proposal (12 point font), CV, and the names and e-mail addresses of three references. PLEASE send all materials electronically with the subject heading: Postdoc applicant (this will help me to separate spam from good stuff) to Sharon Y. Strauss (firstname.lastname@example.org). Aside from interactions with my lab, there is large group of ecologists and evolutionary biologists here at UC Davis to serve as additional resources. Applicants are encouraged to look at local UC reserves like Bodega Marine Lab, Jepson Prairie, Quail Ridge and Mclaughlin Reserve and other field sites (Yolo Basin) as possible sites for their projects. Apply by July 15th for maximal consideration. Salary: $33,000 plus excellent benefits. Posted: 6/4/04.
Tritrophic Interactions: A postgraduate research position is available for a highly motivated individual to join an NSF-funded research project to quantify the effects of a trichome dimorphism on plant fitness in a tritrophic context. The primary objective of this position is to test the working hypothesis that the indirect effects of glandular trichomes on natural enemies oppose the direct effects of those trichomes on herbivores. The effects of glandular trichomes on natural enemies may constrain the increase in the frequency of plants with glandular trichomes in natural populations. Measurements of plant fitness in the field in the presence and absence of herbivores and natural enemies will be emphasized. The successful candidate will participate in planned field and laboratory experiments and also will have the opportunity to develop related projects. The successful applicant must have a PhD. degree, research experience and knowledge in insect ecology and behavior, the design and analysis offield experiments, and insect identification. Excellent oral and verbal communication skills are also required. Postdoctoral positions start at a salary of $31,044 per year, plus benefits. The position will be available after September 1, 2004. The initial appointment will be for one year with reappointment contingent upon satisfactory performance. To apply, send a description of research interests, curriculum vitae, relevant reprints or manuscripts in press, and the names and e-mail and postal addresses of three references by July 15, 2004 to: Dr. J. Daniel Hare, Department of Entomology, University of California, Riverside, CA 92521. email@example.com. Posted: 6/3/04.
Plant-Insect Interactions: We are seeking a Postdoctoral Research Associate to join two graduate students in the study of the mechanistic basis of reciprocal cross effects induced by pathogens and sawflies in pine across a gradient of nutrient availability. A brief description of this project is below. This project is funded by USDA NRI, and is part of an ongoing collaboration between Pierluigi (Enrico) Bonello (Ohio State University), Dan Herms (OSU), and Don Cipollini (Wright State University). Emphasis for this position is on the biochemical basis of the interaction, with ability to integrate host responses to pathogens and/or herbivores with whole tree physiology. Qualifications: Ph.D. in a Biological Science; a demonstrable interest in the chemical ecology of tree/pathogen/insect interactions; experience with some tools of analytical chemistry (e.g., HPLC, GC-MS, LC-MS, spectrophotometry, etc.); strong statistical and writing skills. Salary: $31,000 + Fringe Benefits. Duration: up to 3 yrs. Beginning: Sept. 1, 2004. How to apply: Please send 1) a letter of interest briefly describing your interests, qualifications, and fit to this position; 2) a cv containing: education, lists of publications, presentations & awards; and 3) contact information for 3 references, to Enrico Bonello at the address below. There is some flexibility in the starting date. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Project synopsis: The objective of this project is to characterize reciprocal interactions between a key tip blight and canker pathogen (Sphaeropsis sapinea) and an outbreak defoliator (European pine sawfly) of Austrian pine across a gradient of nutrient availability. We will quantify effects of pathogen infection, herbivore defoliation, and nutrient availability on a suite of induced and constitutive phytochemicals suspected to mediate these interactions, including soluble and cell-wall bound phenolic compounds, condensed tannins, lignin, monoterpenes, di-terpenic resin acids, selected pathogenesis-related proteins, and proteinase inhibitors. Quantification of tree growth, photosynthesis, and dry matter allocation across three levels of nutrient availability will provide a critical test of the Growth / Differentiation Balance Hypothesis. For preliminary inquiries and additional information, contact Enrico Bonello (firstname.lastname@example.org), Dan Herms (email@example.com), or Don Cipollini (firstname.lastname@example.org). Posted: 6/3/04.
Plant-Insect Interactions/Plant Ecology: University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. A two-year postdoctoral position is available for research on mechanisms that allow introduced plants to become invasive. The successful candidate will contribute to an NSF-funded project testing the Evolution of Increased Competitive Ability Hypothesis, which holds that escape from natural enemies may allow introduced plants to reduce their investment in defense, thereby freeing resources for growth and reproduction and increasing their potential for invasiveness. Common garden experiments are planned, using replicated populations of Solidago gigantea collected from both the native range (US) and invasive range (Europe). These experiments will involve manipulating insect densities and measuring plant growth, reproduction, and ecophysiology (including photosynthetic rates using a LiCor 6200 portable photosynthesis system). Insect performance trials will also be conducted. Minimum qualifications include a Ph.D. in plant-insect interactions or plant ecology and interest in invasive plants. Experience with plant ecophysiology and/or insect performance trials desirable but not required. Start date is flexible, between Jan-April 2004. The postdoc will be based at the UWM Field Station, and will be able to interact with active research groups in plant ecology and evolutionary biology in the Biological Sciences department. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. To apply, please send CV, statement of research interests and experience, and the names of 3 references with phone number and email address to Gretchen Meyer at the UWM Field Station. Applications can be sent by email to email@example.com, or by mail to UWM Field Station, 3095 Blue Goose Rd, Saukville, WI 53080. For questions about the position, call Gretchen Meyer at 262-675-6844 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Posted: 9/15/03.
Plant-Animal Interactions: Postdoctoral position for recently funded NSF grant. Start date flexible, September-October preferred but November/December 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 email@example.com or call to discuss (813)974-3754. Posted: 7/7/03.
Soybean Aphid Ecology: Available immediately. Two-year (possibly 3) postdoctoral research associate position on the population ecology of the soybean aphid and its natural enemies. Required: PhD in Entomology, Ecology or related fields. The successful candidate should have experience in field studies of population ecology, predator-prey dynamics, and quantitative techniques, including spatial analyses. Salary and benefits commensurate with experience. To apply: Send letter of intent, a curriculum vita, and the names and addresses (include email) of three references to: Robert J. O'Neil, Department of Entomology, 1158 Smith Hall, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN 47907-1158. (765) 494-7207, firstname.lastname@example.org. Posted: 2/3/04.
Insect Ecology: Full-time Assistant Entomologist to conduct field and laboratory experiments on the ecology and control of wood-boring insects that cause damage to nursery stock, trees, or human dwellings. Minimum qualifications: Ph.D. in entomology and ability to conduct independent research, acquire extramural funding, interact with stakeholders, and publish in peer-reviewed journals. Send letter of application, curriculum vitae, transcripts, abstract from dissertation, two representative publications, and names, addresses, and telephone numbers of four references to: Dr. Louis A. Magnarelli, Department of Entomology, The Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station, P.O. Box 1106, New Haven, CT 06504. Posted: 10/24/03.
Insect Science: Postdoctoral Excellence in Research and Teaching (PERT) offers up to three years of support to outstanding candidates seeking advanced research training in insect science and preparation for the additional demands of an academic career. PERT trainees may select from among over thirty-five faculty research mentors representing a broad range of insect science disciplines: genetics, biochemistry, neurobiology, ecology, evolutionary biology, molecular/cellular biology, entomology, physiology and behavior. Funded through the NIH, the starting salary will be based on the NIH NRSA scale for years of postdoctoral experience, with an annual allowance of $5,000 for research supplies and $1,000 for travel. Each trainee will have exclusive use of a laptop computer. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in a related field and must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Applicants should have no more than four previous years of postdoctoral experience. Additional information about the Center for Insect Science and the PERT program is available at http://cis.arl.arizona.edu/PERT. To apply, please submit a letter of application that includes a statement explaining how the PERT program will assist the applicant in his/her career goals, a CV, three letters of reference, a two to three page research proposal developed with the intended CIS research mentor describing the project to be undertaken during the training period, and a letter of support from the intended CIS research mentor to: PERT, Center for Insect Science, P.O. Box 210106, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ 85721-0106. Review of applications will begin February 27, 2004 for appointments beginning August 1, 2004 and will continue until positions are filled. Contact Teresa Kudrna, email@example.com, 520-621-4923 for further information. Posted: 1/22/04.
Disease Ecology: Postdoctoral research position available in Fall 2003 as part of a NSF-funded study of the ecology of plague in small mammal populations. Position will be based in southern California, with 6-8 months of field work at the Shortgrass Steppe LTER site in north-central Colorado. A two-year commitment expected, with a possibility of extension. The start date is somewhat flexible; Sep-Oct preferred, Nov-Dec acceptable. Field experience with small mammals, strong quantitative skills, and solid record of research productivity are required. Send cover letter describing qualifications, CV and three letters of reference to: Paul Stapp, Department of Biological Science, California State University, Fullerton, CA 92834-6850. Email or call for more details (firstname.lastname@example.org; telephone: 714 278 2849). Posted: 8/7/03.
Wildlife Ecology: Working in collaboration with Montana State University, the US Forest Service Rocky Mountain Research Station laboratory in Bozeman, Montana is seeking a post-doctoral scientist to participate in new and existing research on patterns of bird occurrence, reproductive success, productivity, and diversity that integrate disturbance ecology, landscape ecology, and metapopulation biology. The objective is to develop multi-scale models of habitat and distributions of birds (primarily cavity-nesting birds) in western forests, especially in reference to effects of fire and fire-related disturbance. These models will assist forest managers in identifying priorities for protecting native birds in fire-prone and fire managed landscapes. Duties include working closely with RMRS and MSU scientists on statistical analyses of nest survival and bird density, manuscript preparation and publication, oral presentations at workshops and scientific meetings, development of study designs, and supervision of field operations for new research. The position will require a strong quantitative background and a familiarity with basic principles of landscape and disturbance ecology, scaling, avian ecology and population dynamics. Position is guaranteed for one year with the potential for up to five additional years depending on funding. Please submit a resume, list of three contacts, copies of three publications (mss. in press are acceptable) and letter of interest to: Vicki Saab Rocky Mountain Research Station 1648 South 7th Avenue, MSU Campus Bozeman, MT 59717-2780 phone: 406-994-5032 fax: 406-994-5916 email: email@example.com Questions may be addressed to Vicki Saab. Posted: 10/15/03.
Modeling Bird Communities: Modeling Effects of Wetland Restoration on San Francisco Bay Bird Communities. PRBO Conservation Science seeks a self-directed, motivated Post-Doctoral researcher who can contribute technically and conceptually to our South San Francisco Bay salt pond/tidal marsh "habitat conversion model" (more info). Start: 1 February 2004, or as soon as possible thereafter. Salary: $40,000/year with benefits. Term: One year with possible transition to permanent position, depending on funding and performance. The position involves working with PRBO staff to (a) improve existing statistical models of restoration effects on South Bay bird communities; and (b) develop an analytical or numerical model to identify optimal restoration configurations and management scenarios, based on a range of assumptions and management needs. The successful candidate will work with our landscape ecologist and quantitative ecologist to develop an optimization model to examine different assumptions and inputs (program/platform dependent on candidate's experience). (S)he will take the lead on writing a paper for submission to a refereed journal and help write up model results for a report to the Coastal Conservancy. (S)he will also statistically analyze data from North Bay tidal marsh restoration and reference sites. Applicants should have a strong background in quantitative methods for ecological analysis and possesses a Ph.D. (or M.S. with significant experience) in ecology, natural resource management, biometrics, or similar field. For the full job ad, contact Nils Warnock (firstname.lastname@example.org). Application deadline: January 12, 2004. Posted: 12/15/03.
Modeling Bird Distributions: Modeling Wading Bird Foraging Distributions and Nesting Patterns in The Everglades. A research associate position is available to work with University of Georgia researchers to develop predictive models of the impacts of hydrologic stressors and alternative management scenarios on wading bird populations in the Florida Everglades. Consideration also will be given to qualified individuals seeking a PhD degree in ecology, natural resource management, or statistics. The duties and responsibilities of the successful candidate will include modeling wading bird distributions and developing models and methods for assessing the impacts of water management on wading bird populations. The successful candidate will work with team of researchers and resource managers to develop and evaluate an integrated modeling, monitoring and decision support program appropriate to coordinated management of these resources. Incumbent will work in close contact with the Project Steering committee and will inform them in a timely manner of all project progress, results, and difficulties. Supervision will be provided by the lead PI, Dr. Michael J. Conroy. Candidate must possess a (minimum) MS degree in statistics or a related field; a background combining natural resource management with advanced quantitative skills is particularly desirable. Special consideration will be given to candidates possessing appropriate knowledge and skills for quantifying animal populations. Strong written and verbal communication skills, and an ability to work in a team situation are absolutely required. Salary $35,000 per year plus benefits, depending on qualifications. Duration: 2-month probationary period; continued w/ benefits until August 2005. Principal duty station will be located at the Warnell School of Forest Resources, University of Georgia, Athens, with travel at least quarterly to the South Florida Water Management District, West Palm Beach, Florida. Send current curriculum vitae documenting appropriate knowledge, skills, and experience, together with the names, telephone numbers, and email addresses of 3 references that can substantiate work experience and skills, to: Dr. Michael J. Conroy, Georgia Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, Warnell School of Forest Resources, University of Georgia, Athens GA 30602. email@example.com. Closing date: 31 December 2003. Posted: 10/23/03.
Avian Ecology: The successful applicant will co-direct an NSF-funded study of fragmentation and edge effects on avian breeding success and survival in San Diego, CA. This position is funded for 2.5 years (encompassing three full field seasons). Applicants should possess considerable experience studying avian breeding biology. Also essential are demonstrated abilities in data analysis and publication-quality writing. Experience conducting large-scale field research and supervising a field crew is also highly desirable, as is familiarity with radio-telemetry. This position involves collaboration with Dr. Jay Diffendorfer at San Diego State University who will be studying snake and mammalian nest predators on the same sites. The successful applicant will spend approximately four months per year in San Diego and the remaining time at Dartmouth. Start date approximately February, 2004. Submit curriculum vitae, statement of research interests, representative reprints, and names, addresses and email addresses of three references to: Doug Bolger, Environmental Studies Program, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH 03755-3577. FAX (603) 646-1682. email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Review of applications will begin on October 8. Posted: 9/30/03.
Bird Radio-Tracking & Conservation: World Wildlife Fund seeks an enthusiastic, motivated individual to help direct a multi-year, field-based research effort in the Amazon to address reserve design questions such as species' minimum area and connectivity requirements. In collaboration with scientists at WWF and the Laboratory of Ornithology at Cornell University, this post-doc will use radio telemetry to study habitat and resource use by large frugivorous birds, particularly large parrots. (A separate position will involve similar work with large mammals.) The post-doc will be based at the Los Amigos field station in the Peruvian Amazon, which has electricity and internet connection but is a 6-hr boat ride to the nearest town. You will direct a small field staff of local and student field assistants in locating, capturing, radio-tagging, and monitoring habitat use by target bird species with respect to seasonality of resource availability. Work will involve tree climbing with ropes and jumars to access parrot nests, tracking individuals in lowland tropical forest, implementing and testing automated monitoring system at the station, and managing data entry, processing, and analysis. Command of Spanish required; GIS and quantitative skills preferred, as you will be expected to be a full participant in data analysis, manuscript preparation, and publication; applicants must get along well with others and be self motivated- an ability to keep things going in an isolated, hot, wet field situation is very helpful. Salary - $20,000 to $24,000 depending on experience, plus per diem at field station and travel to and from Peru at least once a year (in addition to travel to site first time). Contract will initially be for 12 months, beginning in October, 2003, with high likelihood of extension. Interested candidates should send a curriculum vitae, a brief summary of research experience and interests, and names of at least two references (with their email) to George Powell at: email@example.com. Posted: 8/28/03.
Avian Population Ecology: A postdoctoral position is available immediately at the Department of Wildlife Ecology and Conservation, University of Florida and Florida Cooperative Wildlife Research Unit. The successful candidate will investigate population dynamics of bobwhite quails, and factors contributing to the population's decline. Candidates should have a Ph.D. in ecology, zoology, wildlife management, statistics or related field, with an emphasis on population ecology. Strong quantitative skills and experience in population modeling (mark-recapture and structured population models) are highly desirable. Applicants are encouraged to submit their resume, a cover letter stating their research interests, copies of transcripts and three letters of reference. Applications and enquiries should be sent to: Dr. M. K. Oli (firstname.lastname@example.org), Department of Wildlife Ecology and Conservation, University of Florida, 110 Newins-Ziegler Hall, Gainesville, FL 32611-0430. Review of applications will begin immediately, and the position will remain open until filled. Posted: 8/4/03.
Animal Ecology & Behavior: The Department of Biology, Fitchburg State College, is currently accepting applications for a 2-year postdoctoral research position supported by an NSF C-RUI grant. The successful candidate will conduct collaborative research on firefly flash communication and related predatory behavior in bats. Additional responsibilities include supervising undergraduate student research and laboratory experiences in Biology and administering grant budget, purchasing and inventory. Grant research will begin this summer in collaboration with Biology and Computer Science undergraduates to conduct experiments using small computer systems to interact with fireflies and bats in field and laboratory settings. This position requires relevant Ph.D. level experience in field research, behavioral studies, visual/acoustic signal analysis and statistical analysis. In addition, candidates should have experience working with undergraduates as a teaching or laboratory assistant. For duties, see the full job ad at http://firefly.fsc.edu/. The priority application review date is May 21 and will continue until position is filled. Please submit application material, research interest and 3 professional references to: Human Resources, Fitchburg State College, 160 Pearl Street, Fitchburg, MA 01420. Posted: 5/10/04.
Butterfly Behavior: A postdoctoral research associate position is available at the University of Arizona in Tucson, Arizona, starting late summer or fall of 2003, to study the visual ecology of butterflies. A long-range goal of the work is an understanding of the role of learning in foraging for essential resources such as nectar and oviposition sites. Special attention in the current project is given to the interaction between visual learning in different foraging contexts. Both laboratory and field work is involved. Opportunities exist to study learning in bees or other arthropods as a point of comparison with butterflies. In addition to interactions with our research group, the postdoc can expect to benefit from abundant resident intellectual resources in the areas of ecology and evolutionary biology, as well as the University's strong representation in insect science, including neurobiology. Qualifications: Ph.D. in animal behavior or allied field. Training in the areas of animal learning or vision is preferred, but not required. Ability to think independently and well developed skills in oral and written communication are essential. The initial appointment will be for one year, with funding available for a second year, contingent on satisfactory progress. For inquiries and to apply send (by email if possible) a cover letter indicating relevant experience, CV, publication reprints, and contact information for three references to: Dan Papaj, Dept. of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ 85721. Phone: (520) 621-8988. Fax: (520) 621-9190. Email: email@example.com. Posted: 7/9/03.
Large-scale Ecology and Modeling: The School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences at Auburn University is soliciting applications for a Research Fellow position. This is an intermediate level research position working with the Center for Forest Sustainability, a facet of Auburn's Peaks of Excellence Program. The individual will provide professional and technical work with a team of scientists to develop and implement a spatially-explicit process model of coupled biogeochemical and hydrological cycles over large regions at high resolution and to use this model in conjunction with remote sensing and field observations. The minimum qualifications are a PhD in Ecosystem Ecology, Biogeosciences, Environmental Sciences, or related field plus one year research experience in carbon cycle studies at large scale, programming in C or C++, biogeochemistry/ecosystem models, remote sensing and GIS, good interpersonal communication skills, record of research publications in refereed journals of high quality, a demonstrated ability to function well within multidisciplinary teams, and development of research proposals. Postdoctoral experience in relevant fields is desired. Refer to Requisition # 20500 and apply on-line. Posted: 1/14/04.
Ecosystem Modeling: Three postdoctoral positions will be available in spring, 2004. The individuals will work closely with a team of scientists to develop and implement a spatially-explicit process model of coupled biogeochemical and hydrological cycles (carbon, nitrogen, phosphorus and water) over large regions at high resolution, and to use this model in conjunction with remote sensing and field observations for investigating regional dynamics of carbon, nitrogen, phosphorus and water under changing climates and human impacts. The geographical regions we are particularly interested in: China, Continental US and Tropics. Requirements include: (1) Ph.D. in ecosystem ecology, or biogeosciences or environmental sciences, geography, or related fields with research experience in large-scale studies, (2) programming in C or C++, (3) experience with development and application of process-based biogeochemistry/ecosystem models, (4) experience with remote sensing and GIS, (5) good written and oral communication skills, (6) record of research publication in referred journals of high quality, (7) a demonstrated ability to function well within multidisciplinary teams. Interested applicants should contact: Dr. Hanqin Tian, Professor of Ecology, School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences, 216 M. White Smith Hall, Auburn University, Auburn, AL 36849, USA. Phone: (334) 844-1059 Fax: (334) 844-1084 e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Posted: 11/19/03.
Arctic Ecosystem Ecology: Productivity, Canopy Structure, and Allometry of Arctic Vegetation. The Ecosystems Center seeks applicants for a postdoctoral position in a new research project, focused on structure-function interactions in contrasting arctic vegetation types. Major components of the work include (1) measurement of CO2 and water flux in leaves and in whole plant canopies and soils, (2) description of vegetation canopy structure and leaf/stem growth patterns, (3) analysis of N allocation and turnover in the canopy, (4) quantification of regional variation in allocation to secondary chemistry, and (5) analysis of multispectral leaf and canopy reflectance. The context for the research is the effects of global climate change on arctic tundras, and the constraints that adaptation to the arctic environment may place on vegetation responses. The study will focus on comparisons of diverse arctic vegetation types in northern Alaska, northern Sweden, Svalbard, and Greenland and will require travel to these sites during the summer season. The postdoctoral researcher will be based in Woods Hole, MA, during the winter. Research will begin in the summer of 2004. The Principal Investigator for the project is Dr. Gus Shaver (email@example.com). Interested applicants, with a Ph.D. in ecology, soils, or ecosystem science, should submit a brief cover letter, a vitae, and a list of names and contact information for at least three people who may be contacted for letters of reference, to Human Resources, Marine Biological Laboratory, Woods Hole MA 02543. Materials may be submitted by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until a suitable candidate is found. Posted: 3/15/04.
Water and Nitrogen Movement: The Ecosystems Center at the Marine Biological Laboratory seeks a postdoctoral scientist to work on quantifying water and nitrogen movement from land to small streams in forested and deforested areas of the Amazon. This position is for 2 years with a possibility of extension for a 3rd. year. The project will involved field measurements of water flows in hillslope flowpaths, determination of biogeochemical transformations of N using 15N additions and modeling of water and nutrient flows in small paired forested and deforested basins in Rondônia, in the Brazilian Amazon Basin. Applicants should have a Ph.D. in biogeochemistry, ecology, limnology or related discipline and some field experience working with soils or surface waters. Experience with the use of 15N to examine N cycling in soils or waters is helpful. Willingness to spend a minimum of 4 to 5 months per year in the field in Brazil beginning in January 2004 is essential. The applicant will be expected to work collaboratively with a team of U.S., Brazilian, German scientists and students. Some working knowledge of Portuguese is helpful. Open until suitable candidate is identified. Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, transcripts and the names addresses, telephone number and email addresses of at least three (3) references to: Marine Biological Laboratory, ATTN: Human Resources, reference code PDS RBA, 7 MBL Street, Woods Hole, MA 02543; telephone 508 289-7422; email email@example.com. Posted: 10/15/03.
Climatology/Ecological Dynamics: The successful applicant will be part of an interdisciplinary group of university and government scientists focused on identifying the linkages between inter-annual and inter-decadal variations in atmospheric-ocean circulation and fire season severity in the Mediterranean climate areas (MCA) along the Pacific Coast. The overall goal of the research is to better understand the fire-climate-fuels system and to develop forewarning tools for fire season severity for different parts of the MCA. The successful applicant must have a mix of expertise in fire and climate reconstruction (tree-ring based) and climate dynamics. This position will involve both fieldwork and laboratory based analyses. Moreover, the applicant must be able to work in an interdisciplinary collaborative setting. The position is for one year with possibility for renewal for up to three years. The salary and benefits package are competitive. Applicants should submit (electronically) a cover letter; curriculum vitae; a one or two page statement of experience as it relates to the stated project goals; a maximum of five sample reprints/preprints (electronic versions); and names, addresses, fax numbers and e-mail addresses of three references to Dr. Alan H. Taylor, firstname.lastname@example.org or via post to: Dr. Alan H. Taylor, Department of Geography, 302 Walker Building, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA 16802. Complete Applications must be received by March 15, 2004 to ensure consideration. Applications, however, will be accepted until the position is filled. For further information please contact Dr. Alan H. Taylor (email@example.com; phone 814 865-3433) or Dr. Andrew M. Carleton (firstname.lastname@example.org; phone 814 865-6522). Posted: 1/16/04.
Environmental Science/Ecology: The Center for Environmental Analysis - Centers of Research Excellence in Science and Technology (CEA-CREST), is a National Science Foundation-funded Center at California State University, Los Angeles conducting multidisciplinary environmental research and instruction. Postdoctoral Associates are sought in three areas. Hydrology: Hydrologic studies of arid zone aquifers and watersheds along the U.S./Mexico border. Experience desired in groundwater modeling and geographic information systems (GIS), field hydrology, or analytical laboratory methods (ion chromatography, inductively coupled plasma - mass spectrometry, atomic absorption). Inquire to e-mail: email@example.com. Marine Population Dynamics: Collaboration with Dr. Carlos Robles and Dr. Robert Desharnais in field tests of models of marine benthic communities. Experience desired in field ecology, spatial statistics, aerial photography, simulation modeling, or GIS. Inquire to e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Ecosystem Carbon Flux: Integrating optical remote sensing from various platforms with eddy covariance to understand controls on terrestrial carbon and water vapor fluxes. Field or laboratory experience with carbon and water vapor fluxes, optical remote sensing, or related modeling activities. Inquire to e-mail: email@example.com. $35,000 to $38,000 per year plus benefits for two years. Send cover letter, transcripts, and three references to: CEA-CREST, 5151 State University Drive, BS 140, Los Angeles, CA 90032. Telephone: 323-343-5799; FAX: 323-343-5795; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Posted: 10/9/03.
Terrestrial Carbon Fluxes: Applications are invited for two post-doctoral research fellowships, starting early January, 2004, at the Laboratoire des Sciences du Climat et de l'Environnement (LSCE) outside Paris, France (www-lsce.cea.fr), to work on the following topics: (1) Improved understanding of terrestrial carbon fluxes through assimilation of remote sensing products in a global carbon-water-energy model with vegetation dynamics (three year contract). Full-time position in global terrestrial carbon cycle modelling within the geoland Integrated Project. The geoland IP (2004-2006), co-funded by the EC's FP6, aims to use satellite data to support European directives and policies related to land cover and vegetation. The natural carbon fluxes observatory of geoland (geoland/ONC) will construct a global full carbon accounting modelling system, treating in particular the impact of weather and climate variability on ecosystem fluxes and carbon stocks. The geoland /ONC partners are Météo-France, ECMWF, KNMI, LSCE, and Alterra. The successful applicant will build on a global terrestrial carbon cycle and surface meteorology model to produce a model system capable of providing near real-time analysis of biospheric CO2 fluxes and other ecosystem and surface meteorological quantities. This will be achieved through the integration of in situ meteorological measurements and satellite remote sensing data with the global carbon-water-energy and vegetation dynamics model ORCHIDEE. A method to assimilate remote sensing products into ORCHIDEE will be designed and evaluated. The assimilation system will be applied at the global scale and output fields compared with various global observations, including eddy flux measurement networks, IGBP transects, forest and soil carbon inventories, and satellite products not used in the assimilation procedure. Once the validity of the technique has been established, an operational scheme used in numerical weather forecast models by ECMWF will be modified to include the more detailed carbon/vegetation components of ORCHIDEE. Outputs from the project will be the assimilation system itself and increased understanding of the dynamics of the global carbon cycle (in collaboration with other LSCE and geoland /ONC scientists). Applicants should have a PhD (or equivalent) in biogeosciences, atmospheric sciences, and/or remote sensing applications. The candidate should be familiar with programming languages such as Fortran. In addition, knowledge of land surface models and/or assimilation algorithms is recommended. Applications should be made by sending CV and the names, telephone numbers, and email addresses of three referees by e-mail to: email@example.com.
(2) Estimation of European and global terrestrial carbon fluxes during the twentieth century (18 month contract). The CAMELS (Carbon Assimilation and Modelling over European LandscapeS) FP5 project (2003-2005), part of the CARBOEUROPE cluster, aims to provide improved estimates of terrestrial carbon fluxes over Europe. Using existing terrestrial carbon cycle models, it will help to quantify the net carbon fluxes over Europe (and the globe), quantify the associated uncertainty, and develop a carbon data assimilation framework. The CAMELS main partners are the Hadley Centre, MPI-BGC, JRC, EFI, and Alterra. Sources and sinks of terrestrial carbon result from a combination of different processes, such as atmospheric CO2 increase, climate change and variability, nitrogen deposition, and changes in land cover. The respective role of these forcing will be evaluated over the historical period, through a modelling effort and comparison with existing data. The successful applicant will use the ORCHIDEE global dynamic vegetation model, developed by IPSL. This model simulates the principal processes affecting terrestrial carbon fluxes (i.e. photosynthesis, vegetation and soil respiration, leaf phenology, allocation, turnover and litter, and fire), as well as the fluxes of moisture, energy, and momentum. Vegetation dynamics are treated through the representation of competition for light, gap formation, and seedling establishment of a number of plant functional types, allowing the simulation of transient behaviour. Primary responsibilities of the appointee will include collaboration with other modelling groups in CAMELS to define the best forcing dataset of the terrestrial carbon cycle over the 20th century, execution of a number of model simulations of the 20th Century European carbon budget with ORCHIDEE, and inter-comparison of model results and data with other modelling groups. The successful applicant should have a Ph.D. (or equivalent) in atmospheric sciences or biogeosciences and be familiar with programming languages such as Fortran; knowledge of land surface models is also recommended. The position will involve interactions with other projects conducted at LSCE on the carbon cycle. Applications should be made by sending CV and the names, telephone numbers, and email addresses of three referees by e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Both positions: The closing date for applications is 31st October, 2003. The successful applicant will be expected to start in early January, 2004. Posted: 10/8/03.
Ecosystem-Atmosphere Interactions: The Environmental Sciences Division (ESD) at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) is seeking applications for a postdoctoral fellow to work with an interdisciplinary team conducting research in developing and applying data-assimilation methods to terrestrial ecosystem science. Applicants with strong backgrounds in either terrestrial biogeochemistry, numerical modeling of terrestrial ecosystem or atmospheric processes, application of inverse modeling methods to hydrology, ocean, or atmosphere dynamics, or mathematical theory of optimal control are encouraged to apply. The postdoctoral fellow will work on a recently funded project to apply data assimilation methods to models and measurements of net exchange of CO2, water vapor, and energy between terrestrial vegetation and the atmosphere. The postdoctoral fellow will have access to advanced computational facilities at the ORNL Center for Computational Science, and work with investigators experienced in measuring, monitoring, and modeling ecosystem-atmosphere exchanges, and in applying of control theory methods to biological systems. A Ph.D. completed within the past 5 years or soon to be completed is required. Strong programming and modeling skills, as well as a background in ecosystem, hydrological, atmospheric or ocean science are important. The appointment is for 2 years with the possibility of an extension depending on program funding. Applications will be reviewed beginning October 20; the position will remain open until filled. For additional information contact Drs. Wilfred Post (email@example.com, 865-576-3431) or Lianhong Gu (firstname.lastname@example.org, 865-241-5925). To apply send a letter of interest, a resume and names and contact information of three references to Wilfred Post, Environmental Sciences Division, P.O. Box 2008, Building 1509, Oak Ridge, Tennessee 37831-6335. Please reference the position title and number (Data-Assimilation for Ecosystem-Atmosphere Interactions, ORNL04-02-ESD), when corresponding about this position. This position will be offered through the ORNL Postdoctoral Research Associates Program. Salaries will be competitive. Position closes: December 7, 2004. Posted: 10/8/03.
Ecosystem C and N Dynamics: A post-doctoral position is available to work on a multi-investigator, NSF-funded project that examines the effects of elevated carbon dioxide on soil C and N dynamics and isotope composition, gaseous nitrogen loss, and nitrogen fixation by biological soil crusts in the Mojave Desert. The fieldwork for the project will be at the Nevada Desert FACE Facility (NDFF). The successful applicant must be able to obtain a non-restricted security clearance to work within the Nevada Test Site (requires U.S. citizenship) and be capable of field work at desert field sites for extended periods. A Ph.D. in ecology or related field is required by the starting date. Knowledge and experience with stable isotopes, soil N and C transformations, or trace gas analysis is desirable. To apply please send an application letter with professional interests, research experience and goals, CV, reprints, and names, addresses, and E-mail addresses of three references to Dr. R. Dave Evans, School of Biological Sciences, Washington State University, Pullman, WA, 99164. Applications may also be sent by E-mail to email@example.com. Review of applications will begin 15 October. Posted: 9/16/03.
Estuarine Food Web Analysis/Modeling: Position available to work with scientists at the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center (SERC), University of Maryland Center for Environmental Studies, Virginia Institute of Marine Science, and the USEPA in a collaborative effort to examine food web effects of oyster decline and potential restoration in Chesapeake Bay. The successful applicant will conduct extensive data analysis and literature review to examine potential effects of benthic suspension feeders on the Bay food web and habitat. He or she will work with the research team to estimate consumption by oysters and other benthic suspension feeders, and to refine and run an Ecopath/Ecosim model to examine effects of changing oyster abundances. The models will allow us to consider both direct and indirect effects of oyster feeding and creation of habitat. The position requires strong expertise in statistics and data manipulation using SAS, knowledge of estuarine food web ecology, good communication skills, and the ability to work as a member of a multidisciplinary team. Prior modeling experience will be viewed favorably, but is not required. The position is available immediately, and will remain open until filled. Funding is through a grant from the EPA Chesapeake Bay Program. Applications will be reviewed as they are recieved. The position may be filled at either the Masters (with an emphasis in ecology, fisheries or statistics) or Postdoctoral Researcher level (Ph.D. in ecology, fisheries or related field required). All degree requirements must be completed prior to employment, and applicants at the postdoctoral level must have at least part of their dissertation submitted for publication in peer-reviewed journals. Initial appointment is for 1 year; continued appointment dependent on funding and performance. Salary $33k-$42k plus benefits. Please send a letter with a description of your research interests, curriculum vitae, graduate and undergraduate transcripts (photocopies are fine) and the names and contact information for three references to: Denise Breitburg, Smithsonian Environmental Research Center, PO Box 28, Edgewater, MD 21037. Posted: 12/29/03.
Food Web Modeling: We seek an individual to join a multidisciplinary team in the development of food web models that incorporate phenotypic plasticity and coevolution. Participants in this effort are ecologists and computer scientists from Michigan State University (Scott Peacor, Eric Goodman) and the University of Michigan (Rick Riolo, John Holland, Mercedes Pascual of the Center for the Study of Complex Systems). A principal challenge is to understand how interactions between individual organisms 'scale up' to determine structural and dynamical properties of communities. Traditional theory typically skirts two critical element of ecological systems (1) individual organisms adapt (respond in the short term) to environmental changes by altering their phenotypes and (2) the magnitude and distribution of species interactions strengths are determined, in part, by co-evolution. We will use agent based models and evolutionary computational techniques to model food webs to examine the origin and consequences of these properties. The initial appointment will be for one year with the possibility of extending this period (Salary ~ 36,000/yr). Qualifications: PhD and expertise in ecology, ecological theory, modeling, and/or computer programming. Interested individuals should contact Scott Peacor (Peacor@msu.edu). Posted: 12/18/03, revised: 5/14/04.
Evolutionary Ecology Instructorship: The Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Department at Rice University seeks to fill a Huxley Research Instructorship. This is a two-year appointment for a recent Ph.D. for research and teaching. The teaching component is expected to be one upper-level undergraduate course per year. Preference will be given to candidates who will work collaboratively with the other faculty in the Department. Applications, including curriculum vitae, a summary of research interests, and three letters of reference, should be sent by January 30, 2004, to: Huxley Instructor Search Committee, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Rice University, P.O. Box 1892, Houston, TX 77251. Posted: 12/5/03.
Zooplankton Evolutionary Ecology: Postdoctoral research position at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Start date: Spring 2004. The successful applicant will participate in field and laboratory research that focuses on the evolutionary ecology of Daphnia. This collaborative research is funded by an NSF FIBR grant "Causes and consequences of recombination", and includes a team of 11 PIs at 6 institutions. The research addresses questions regarding the active individuals in the water column as well as the ties to the storage of viable eggs in the sediment egg bank. Skills in at least one, and ideally more, of the following areas: evolutionary ecology, community ecology, laboratory culture of zooplankton. The postdoctoral associate will spend several weeks each year in residence at Michigan State' s Kellogg Biological Station. At least two years of funding are available. To apply, submit a letter of interest that describes your research background, a C.V., and the names and email contacts of three references to: Carla Cáceres (firstname.lastname@example.org). Review of applications will begin January 19, 2004 and continue until a suitable candidate is found. Posted: 12/9/03.
Microbial Ecology and Ecosystem Processes: A postdoctoral research position is available immediately to study relationships between microbial community composition and ecosystem processes. Research will focus on the influence of above- and belowground plant litter biochemistry on the composition and function of soil microbial communities and the ecosystem processes they mediate. Candidates must have a Ph.D. in microbial ecology, soil microbiology, biogeochemistry or closely related field. Experience with molecular techniques to investigate microbial community composition is required, and familiarity with field and laboratory methods for studying C and N dynamics is desired. The initial appointment period will be for 1 year with the potential of renewal for an additional two years. Applicants should send a cover letter describing research experience and goals, a curriculum vitae, reprints, and the names and addresses of three references to Dr. Donald R. Zak, School of Natural Resources & Environment, University of Michigan, 430 E. University Ave., Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1115. E-mail address: email@example.com. Posted: 6/11/04.
Microbial Ecology: Effect of hydrological regimes and land uses on the denitrifying activity and on the proportion of gaseous end-products of denitrification. This project will take place in the research team "BIOFLUX". One of the aspects of this team concerns the relationships between the soil microbial functioning and the global functioning of ecosystems. The purpose of this project is to assess the role of hydrological regimes and land uses changes on denitrification activity, and more specifically on the proportion of N2O and N2 end-products. The understanding of the determinism of N2O/N2 proportion is important because N2O is directly involved in the greenhouse effect. This research will include measurements of microbial activities (gas chromatography techniques), functional biodiversity (molecular techniques) and organic matter quality (Near Infra-Red Reflectance). Biodiversity analysis will be conducted on nosZ gene encoding the enzyme nitrous oxide reductase (collaboration with L. Philippot, INRA, Dijon). This project takes place in the general framework of the CAZHU project (Carbon and nitrogen coupling in wetlands: consequences on the greenhouse gases fluxes) funded by the National Programme ACI/ECCO. The study area is located in the "Natural reserve of Tour du Valat" in Camargue in South of France. The candidate must have a good knowledge of the microbial processes in the environment and of the classical techniques of microbiology. He (she) will also have a good expertise in molecular tools for microbial diversity analysis. The applicants can send their CV and motivation letter at: Dr. Robert Lensi, Centre d'Ecologie Fonctionnelle & Evolutive, CNRS, 1919 route de Mende, 34293 Montpellier cedex 5, France. tel: (33 0) 4 67 61 32 43, fax: (33 0) 4 67 41 21 38. Posted: 3/16/04.
Microbial Ecology: Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory seeks a Post Doc Fellow to work within the Earth Sciences Division’s Microbial Ecology and Environmental Engineering Department and assist in conducting various research projects to understand mechanisms for in situ biological treatment of environmental pollutants, including landfills and hazardous waste sites for DOE, DOD and industrial sites. The selected candidate will be responsible for analyzing data from experiments, examining the biological treatment of organic pollutants, data mining, and publishing/presenting work related to the studies done in collaboration with the supervisor. This is a one-year appointment, with the possibility of renewal, requiring an independent worker with training and experience in bioremediation, microbial ecology and environmental engineering. An established record of successful publication in high impact journals, excellent communication, writing and interpersonal skills, and proficiency in microbial ecology, basic biogeochemistry mechanisms and analyses, hydrology and geology are also necessary. Demonstrated ability to conduct independent research is essential and experience or training in biogeochemistry and molecular microbiology would be a plus. Applicants should send a letter of interest, resume and three letters of recommendation to AVPJobs@lbl.gov, or apply online. Reference job ES/016516/JS. Posted: 12/23/03.
Microbial Ecology and Evolution: Studies suggest that marine viruses are important in regulating microbial abundance and diversity and thus may influence nutrient cycling in marine systems. Despite their ecological importance, however, little is known about how these viruses interact with their hosts. We are initiating a project to examine the coevolution of the cyanobacterium Synechococcus and its phage in both experimental microcosms and natural populations. We are seeking a postdoctoral researcher to participate in all aspects of the project such as overseeing the chemostat experiments and isolating natural populations of Synechococcus and phage. A qualified candidate will have a background in at least two of the following areas: ecology, evolutionary biology, viral genetics, microbiology, and/or experimental microcosms. The person will be based at Brown University in the Hughes lab, but also interact with Dr. Marcie Marston at Roger Williams University. The appointment is one year, with the possibility of extension if adequate progress is made. For more information, please contact Jennifer_Hughes@brown.edu. Posted: 11/5/03.
Carbon Dynamics in Forests: Applications are invited for a postdoctoral position in experimental field studies of carbon balance in forested ecosystems. Research aims to determine sources or sinks of carbon dioxide from North and South America, using a combination of long-term eddy-covariance measurements and land-based biometric measurements. Candidates should hold a Ph.D. in environmental science, chemistry, biology, ecology, atmospheric chemistry, geology or a related field. The ideal candidate will possess strong quantitative skills, including experience with all or some of the following: numerical analysis, modeling, spatial statistics, and programming. Experience with instrumentation and field measurements are also desirable. Send curriculum vitae, brief statement of research interests, and names and addresses of three references to Dr. Steven Wofsy, Pierce Hall, 29 Oxford St., Harvard University, Cambridge, MA 02138, by mail, or to firstname.lastname@example.org. Posted: 5/11/04.
Terrestrial Carbon Dynamics: This Carbon Trends team position will use an established biogeochemical modeling system to simulate terrestrial carbon dynamics in the United States. The overarching goal is to quantify the spatial and temporal changes of carbon sources and sinks in the United States using ecoregions as the spatial stratification framework. The main tasks of the position are to perform an analysis of model simulated results in several ecoregions by analyzing and separating the impacts of land use change from other factors, calculate the contributions from different sectors to the total carbon source/sink strength, and detail the major driving forces. The successful candidate will be expected to summarize the results in peer-reviewed journal publications. Additional information concerning carbon cycle activity at EDC. This work is funded through September 30, 2004. Continuation of employment is contingent upon additional funding from research clients. Candidate hired may be employed by a subcontractor to SAIC. Education: M.S. or PhD in ecosystem ecology, forest ecology, biogeochemistry, biology, geography or related discipline is required. Required Skills: The successful candidate will have a demonstrated ability to analyze carbon dynamics and summarize results into peer-reviewed journal publications. Previous research experience on carbon dynamics, especially with an emphasis on the impacts of land use change and climatic change and variability, in any part of the United States is necessary. A strong publication record is important. The candidate should be able to work in a team environment. Desired Skills: Previous modeling experiences are desirable, but not necessary. Familiarity with USDA agricultural census data or the US Forest Service's Forest Inventory and Analysis database is a plus. On-line Application. Location: Sioux Falls, SD. Posted: 4/27/04.
[position filled] Landscape Extrapolation of Carbon Cycling in Rocky Mountain Subalpine Forests: The Rocky Mountain Research Station seeks applicants for a postdoctoral position in a new research project to estimate stocks and fluxes or carbon in subalpine Rocky Mountain forests and to extrapolate these fluxes to the landscape. Components of the project include (1) measurements of carbon and nitrogen stocks surrounding two Ameriflux eddy-covariance sites (Niwot Ridge, near Ward, Colorado, affiliated with the Niwot Ridge LTER site; GLEES-the Glacier Lakes Ecosystem Experiment Site, near Centennial, Wyoming) and a carbon cycling study at Fraser Experimental Forest (near Fraser, Colorado); (2) measurements of soil respiration and litterfall and estimation of belowground carbon allocation; (3) extrapolation of plot measurements to the landscape using lidar structure measurements; (4) comparison of ground-based estimates with carbon fluxes estimated with eddy covariance; and (5) exploring links between carbon and water cycles in subalpine forests. The research aims to understand how forest age and climate alter carbon cycling for subalpine forests, and how to produce regional estimates of carbon cycling. Principal Investigators are Dr. Mike Ryan (email@example.com), Dr. Linda Joyce (firstname.lastname@example.org), Dr. Russ Monson (email@example.com), Dr. Kelly Elder, Dr. Bill Massman, and Dr. Bob Musselman. The position will be based in Fort Collins, Colorado, and will require travel to the nearby study sites. The position is for one year, with a possible extension dependent on funding and performance. Research will begin in the summer of 2004. Interested applicants, with a Ph.D. in ecology, ecosystem science, or ecophysiology, should submit a brief cover letter, a vitae, verification of PhD degree, and names and contact information for at least three people who may be contacted for letters of reference, to Dr. Mike Ryan, Rocky Mountain Research Station, 240 West Prospect, Fort Collins, CO 80526. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until a suitable candidate is found. Posted: 4/6/04.
Carbon and Water Cycling in Forests: Post-doctoral research associate sought for a project focusing on carbon and water cycles in managed forest ecosystems. The primary study sites included a loblolly pine forest in NC, two hardwood stands in NC and OH and will include some work in the field sites of the newly founded US-China Carbon Consortium (USCCC). The PRA is expected to lead efforts in ecosystem respiration studies using novel analytical and computational approaches. The appointees are expected to publish in peer-reviewed journals, and seek ways of integrating ground data with remote sensing products by collaborating with the remote sensing team in the LEES Lab. Qualifications: Ph.D. in ecology, meteorology, biophysics, biochemistry, ecosystem sciences, soil sciences or a related field is required, as is record of peer-reviewed publications. Experience with statistical treatment of data and modern analytical techniques, thorough knowledge of soil processes and carbon dynamics are highly desired. The candidates should not be afraid of height (occasional work on 10-30 m tall towers will be required), they are expected to have good work ethic, sincere interest in the chosen topic area, and at least two of the following work skills: good quantitative skills, basic statistical skills, knowledge of North American flora, understanding of ecosystem function and the cycles of water and carbon. Application: Please send a CV, university transcripts, contact information of three references, and a cover letter by May 31th, 2004 to: Dr. Jiquan Chen, Department of Earth, Ecological and Environmental Sciences (EEES), Mail Stop 604, The University of Toledo, 2801 W. Bancroft St., Toledo, OH 43606. Requests for further information can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. Posted: 3/8/04.
Aquatic Organic Matter Cycling: The Virginia Institute of Marine Science and the Old Dominion University Department of Chemistry seek applicants for a 1-2 year postdoctoral fellowship starting Spring 2004 or sooner. The research involves the effects of microbial and photochemical transformations on DOM structure and isotopic signatures in river, estuarine, and coastal ocean systems. The work will be directed jointly by Drs. Jim Bauer and Ken Mopper. The candidate should have a strong background in aquatic isotope or organic geochemistry. Experience in natural abundance isotopic techniques (C-14, C-13, N-15, O-18), organic matter characterization (e.g., GC-MS, NMR, IR, UV), microbial ecological methods, and/or photochemical techniques is strongly desirable. Applicants for the position should send their full CV, a one-page statement of research interests and experience, and full contact information for three references by September 30, 2003 to Dr. Jim Bauer, School of Marine Science, VIMS, College of William and Mary, 1208 Greate Road, Gloucester Point, VA 23062-1346, or email@example.com. Posted: 7/29/03.
Carbon Cycling in Northern Wetlands: Postdoctoral Research Associate, Department of Soil, Water, and Climate at the University of Minnesota. Project will examine effects of peatland type on ecosystem carbon cycling at the USDA Forest Services Marcell Experimental Forest near Grand Rapids, MN, where the candidate will spend the majority of his/her time. Studies will assess C storage, gaseous and hydrologic balances, and landscape scaling of these measurements. Applicants with PhD in fields of Ecology, Soil, Water, Atmospheric Sciences, Forestry or Natural Resources with experience in C research are encouraged. Duration of study is two years; additional years contingent on funding. Preferred starting date is May 1, 2004. Salary based on experience. Contact: Dr. Randy Kolka (firstname.lastname@example.org; 218-326-7115) or Dr. Jennifer King (email@example.com; 612-624-0786). Applications (CV, names of references, and research experience statement) will be reviewed beginning March 22, 2004. Send to Dr. Jennifer King, Dept. of Soil, Water, and Climate, Univ. of Minnesota, 439 Borlaug Hall, 1991 Upper Buford Circle, St. Paul, MN 55108. Posted: 2/6/04.
Carbon Cycling in Northern Forests: Primary duties are to plan, conduct, analyze, and publish research on component and whole-system NEE in a chronosequence of northern forests. The work will include the collection of new measurements and synthesis with existing measurements on carbon pools and fluxes. The main research sites include an old growth forest, a mature second growth forest, and young forest stands. The hire will oversee and conduct C-flux measurements, forest structural measurements, and biometry-based NPP estimates, and perform related analyses. Knowledge of and experience with IRGA gas exchange systems is desired, as is the ability to work under challenging field conditions, including on research platforms up to 25 meters tall. A strong interest in primary authorship of peer-reviewed journal articles is required. Previous work in forest ecosystems research a plus. Field travel is approximately 50% of the summer season, and 15% during the remainder of the year. The research is part of the ChEAS cluster of studies in northern Wisconsin, approximately four hours northeast of the Minneapolis/St. Paul. Competitive salary and benefits are provided. Please send statements of interest and resumes to Dr. Paul Bolstad, Department of Forest Resources, University of Minnesota, firstname.lastname@example.org, (612)624-9711. Posted: 2/3/04.
Forest Ecosystem Carbon Dynamics Modelling: The Carbon Accounting Team of the Canadian Forest Service (Victoria, BC) has openings for two Post-Doctoral positions, for a 1-year term, renewable for one additional year. The successful candidates will join a young and very dynamic team of scientists working on various aspects of forest ecosystem carbon dynamics monitoring and modelling, at various spatial scales. The first position will address ecosystem carbon dynamics as affected by disturbances and management activities, both during and after disturbance. Candidates are expected to have a PhD in forestry, forest ecology, soil science, quantitative ecology, or a related field. Candidates must have experience in forest ecosystem modelling. Programming experience in C++ would be an asset. The second position will research means for incorporating climatic and environmental variables into an inventory-based carbon budget model. Candidates are expected to have a PhD in forestry, forest ecology, or related field such as dendro-chronology. Experience in process-based forest modelling and in programming simulation models would be an asset. Applicants for either position must have strong communication skills, both orally and in writing. They must be highly self-motivated but able to work effectively in a focussed team environment. Applicants are encouraged to submit their resume, a cover letter stating their research interests and the position for which they apply, along with three letters of reference. Applications and all enquiries should be submitted to email@example.com. The salary will be following current NSERC guidelines. This competition closes August 15, 2003, or when successful candidates have been found. Appointments will commence as soon as possible. For further information on the activities of the team, please see our webpage at carbon.nrcan.cfs.gc.ca. Posted: 7/25/03.
Carbon Dynamics in Africa: The Natural Resource Ecology Laboratory at Colorado State University seeks a full-time research scientist to take a leading role in a 3-year project to study the carbon dynamics of Africa. The successful candidate will join an interdisciplinary team to study carbon exchange in Africa, using a multiple-constraints approach, to enhance our understanding of the spatial and temporal dynamics of carbon exchange in Africa, and its contribution to the global carbon cycle. A PhD is required for this position. Familiarity with African ecosystems an advantage, and experience in one or more of the following: carbon cycle science, micrometeorological theory and methods, remote sensing and geospatial analysis, mathematical or simulation modeling, and computer programming. Full job ad. Send CV, statement of research interests, and contact information for three references to: Natalie Lucero, NREL, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO 80523-1499. Closing date 3/15/04. Posted: 2/10/04.
Lectureships, Biogeochemistry and Ecology: Available September 2004. Closing date: 7th May 2004. Post 1: Lectureship in Physical Geography (Biogeochemistry) - ref: A0751. Post 2: Lectureship in Physical Geography (Ecology/Biogeography) - ref: A0760. The Department of Geography, University of Leicester seeks to appoint a Lecturer A/B with research interests in terrestrial biogeochemical cycles to join its Environmental Processes and Change in Low Latitudes Research Group (Post 1). In this area, the Group's interests encompass a diversity of scales from large scale modelling of carbon cycling to small scale analysis of nutrient transport in dryland runoff, and includes a diversity of processes from the origins of geochemical sediments to forest ecosystem functioning. The Department also seeks to appoint a Lecturer A/B who could be an ecologist, biogeographer, landscape ecologist or palaeoecologist to join this research group (Post 2). In this area, the Group's research interests span forest and wetland ecosystem functioning, nutrient cycling (including carbon cycling) in forest and savanna ecosystems, human impact on ecosystems, and habitat fragmentation. For both posts, the successful applicants will provide research interests that complement the current research strengths of the Group; will demonstrate an ability to interact with current members of the Group, and other members of the department (most probably in the Earth Observation and GIS Group); and be committed to enhancing teaching and learning at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels. Informal enquiries may be directed to Professor Mike Bradshaw (firstname.lastname@example.org), tel: 0116 2525245; Professor Tony Parsons (email@example.com), tel: 0116 2523851; Professor Andrew Millington (firstname.lastname@example.org), tel: 0116 2231777. Downloadable application forms and further particulars are available from www.le.ac.uk/personnel/jobs or from the Personnel Office, tel: 0116 252 5114, fax: 0116 252 5140, email: email@example.com. Please note that CVs will only be accepted in support of a fully completed application form. Posted: 5/4/04.
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. citizen to be able to work on the Mojave ecosystem study located on the Nevada test site. Send initial CV to Robert Qualls (firstname.lastname@example.org). Posted: 7/17/03.
Watershed Classification: The Smithsonian Environmental Research Center (SERC) has an opening for a postdoctoral associate on a research team developing a watershed classification system for the Chesapeake Bay drainage and for southern New England. The work will integrate hydrologic flow metrics, water quality data, and biological indicators with landscape data on land use, land cover, nutrient budgets, and other metrics of disturbance and human activities. The classification system will be applied to predict impairment and prioritize management responses. Applicants should have a Ph.D. in science or geography, peer-reviewed publications, and professional presentations. Applicants should have experience with multivariate statistical analysis and background in landscape ecology, ecosystem ecology, biogeochemistry, nutrient transport, stream ecology, or hydrology. Other desirable skills include: watershed modeling, geographic information systems (GIS), computer programming, data base management, remote sensing, or ecological assessment of water quality or stream biota. The incumbent will be an active participant in project planning, data analysis, and scientific publications and must be able to work as part of an extended research team. The position is funded by a 3-year grant from the EPA STAR Program. Salary $33,000-$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 April 15, 2004 to Dr. Donald Weller (email@example.com), SERC, P.O. Box 28, Edgewater, MD 21037-0028. Posted: 3/5/04.
Wetland Biogeochemistry: Research Associate 3 or 4. Required: (RA3) Master's degree or (RA4) Ph.D. in Biology, Agronomy, Marine Science, Forestry, and Wildlife or closely related field. Additional Qualifications Desired: (RA 3 or 4): Experience in field sampling of wetlands, water, soil and plant chemical analysis, and statistical analyses, knowledge of SAS and plant and soil ecology. Special Requirements: Ability to travel for field trips in and out of Louisiana; ability to perform physical demands in the field including high heat and humidity; work hours may go into the evening during field trips. Responsibilities: Data anaylsis which includes entering and checking data, developing statistical models, and conducting statistical tests; prepares manuscripts; conducts field work including supervising teams, organizing travel for collecting soil, water, and vegetation samples, and setting up experiments; conducts laboratory work including processing soil, water, and plant samples for chemical analysis; performs general maintenance of the laboratory and greenhouses; supervises students. Anticipated hire date is August 1, 2004. Application deadline is July 15, 2004 or until candidate is selected. Submit letter of application and resume (including e-mail address) to: Karen Gros, Wetland Biogeochemistry Institute, Room 103A, Louisiana State University, REF #026518, Baton Rouge, LA 70803-7511. Posted: 6/29/04.
Wetland Ecology: The University of Akron seeks a postdoctoral scientist with broad, collaborative, interdisciplinary interests in wetland ecology for a one-year postdoctoral fellowship supported by a grant from the Department of the Interior. The primary goal of the project is to develop a long-term monitoring protocol for the assessment of wetland health in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park. The postdoctoral scientist will be responsible for data management, analysis, and interpretation of a comprehensive multi-wetland monitoring project conducted in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park. The candidate will interact with National Park Service scientists stationed at the Science and Resource Management Division of the Cuyahoga Valley National Park. There is opportunity for independent research on some aspect of wetland biological indicators. The ideal candidate will also provide guidance to graduate trainees through mentoring and collaborative projects. Additional responsibilities of the postdoc include participation in scientific conferences, and assisting with administration of Dr. Lauchlan Fraser's lab. The postdoctoral scientist will receive $30,000, and a generous benefits package. Start date is September 1, 2004. To apply send (1) Curriculum vitae; (2) A short statement of current research interests (no more than 2 single-spaced pages); and, (3) Three letters of recommendation. Please address preliminary inquiries and send electronic application materials to Dr. Lauchlan Fraser: firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications will be reviewed when received; the position will remain open until filled. Posted: 6/29/04.
Waterfowl/Wetlands Ecologist: Assistant Professional Scientist, Illinois Natural History Survey (INHS), Center for Wildlife Ecology. The position is located at the Forbes Biological Station / Frank C. Bellrose Waterfowl Research Center in Havana, IL. INHS seeks a wildlife ecologist to plan, develop, and conduct research on waterfowl ecology or wetlands restoration, with applications to conservation, management, or habitat restoration issues in Illinois and elsewhere. Research may address a broad range of topics such as habitat use, reproduction, migratory patterns, behavioral ecology, and management or conservation of waterfowl or other waterbirds. The Forbes Station is ideally located for a scientist interested in wetland and floodplain restoration projects being conducted along the Illinois River, and we particularly seek an ecologist with an interest in large rivers and their floodplains. Qualifications: Ph.D. in wildlife ecology or a related field is required by date of hire. The applicant should demonstrate a good publication record and a history of attracting grant funding. The ability to supervise staff, an interest in conducting outreach programs to the public and stakeholder groups, and an affinity to work at a field station and live in rural area are preferred. Salary $48k-$52k plus benefits. Available: Summer 2004. Application: To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by April 7, 2004. To apply submit cover letter, cv, statement of research interests, 2-3 examples of publications, and 3 letters of references: Illinois Natural History Survey, Human Resources Office, PRF #1181 607 East Peabody Drive, Champaign IL 61820 email@example.com, TEL: 217-265-5644, FAX: 217-333-4949. For technical questions please contact: Dr. Stephen P. Havera, Senior Professional Scientist, Search Chair, firstname.lastname@example.org. Posted: 2/4/04.
Wetland Ecologist: A postdoctoral position is available in April to (1) study nutrient and selenium processing in wetlands of the Great Salt Lake and (2) teach wetland-riparian ecology. The employee will work closely with the Utah Division of Water Quality and other agencies addressing contaminant movement through wetlands and into the lake (see http://www.cnr.usu.edu/awer/ ). Send letter, curriculum vitae, and three letters of reference to: Wetland Ecology Search, Department of Aquatic, Watershed, and Earth Resources, Utah State University, Logan, UT 84322-5210. E-mail: email@example.com. Posted: 1/22/04.
Ecological Aspects of Sustainable Watershed Management: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), National Risk Management Research Laboratory (NRMRL) in Cincinnati, Ohio, is seeking a postdoctoral researcher in the Sustainable Technology Division (STD). NRMRL has established a multidisciplinary research group of researchers (economists, ecologists, hydrologist, physicists, and engineers) to work on the development of both theoretical and practical approaches to comprehensive sustainable environmental systems management. Sustainable watershed management necessarily involves the consideration of ecological, economic, engineering and social dynamics. This research should lead to the development of concepts, methods, and software tools that can be used by the public and EPA in considering sustainable strategies for managing runoff processes under varying levels and configurations of urbanization. For this project, a strong background in techniques in aquatic ecology (especially aquatic invertebrates and flora), watershed-scale management, and experience with biodiversity and conservation issues is important. Some training in other disciplines (such as environmental economics or policy) is desirable. Good written and oral communications are necessary, and a consistent publication record is a plus. Applicants should have received a doctoral degree in ecology, zoology, biology, environmental science, or in a closely related natural resources area within three years of the desired starting date, or completion of all requirements for the degree should be expected prior to the starting date. U.S. citizenship or permanent resident alien status is preferred. The appointment is full-time for one year and may be renewed for up to two additional years; annual stipend of $54,000. For technical questions about the project, contact: Dr. Audrey Mayer (firstname.lastname@example.org). For additional information and application materials contact: Postdoctoral Research Program/NRMRL, Attn: Betty Bowling, Science and Engineering Education - MS 36, Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education, P.O. Box 117, Oak Ridge, Tennessee 37831-0117, Phone: (865) 576-8503 FAX: (865) 241-5219, e-mail: email@example.com. Please reference Project # NRMRL/STD-2004-01 when calling or writing for information. Posted: 1/22/04.
Stream and River Ecology: We are looking for 3 Post-Doctoral Researchers to join an interdisciplinary team of aquatic and riparian ecologists, hydrologists and modelers. We are studying the processes that maintain ecosystem function in streams and rivers of the East Slopes of the Rocky Mountains in Alberta, Canada. Please submit a curriculum vitae and statement of research interests to the appropriate researcher listed below. The research is based in the Division of Ecology, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Calgary. Terms are two years (one year initial appointment plus on year renewable). Posted May 27, 2004, open till filled. 1. Fish Ecology We are searching for a PDF with interests in coupling individual level behaviour, energetics and hydrodynamics of fishes to population dynamics and lotic food web processes. Empirical, experimental and theoretical approaches will be combined to develop innovative solutions to, and models of, habitat and flow requirements of stream and river fishes. Confronting models/theory with data is a key component to this position. Contact: John R. Post, email firstname.lastname@example.org. 2. Food Web Processes – Empirical Research This individual will conduct and help organize field-based research that is designed to 1) quantify links between land use and inputs to rivers, and 2) assess food web processes and in-stream processing of materials. This individual should have prior experience sampling aquatic systems and a desire to test theory regarding the mechanisms that regulate riverine structure and function. Interest and/or experience in one or more of the following areas would be an asset: benthic ecology, food web processes, modeling, GIS, or aquatic chemistry. Contact: Lee Jackson, email: email@example.com. 3. Food Web Processes – Modelling & Conceptual Approaches Modeling food web interactions and dynamics in advective environments presents some formidable challenges. We require an individual with experience in modeling spatial dynamics of populations, predator-prey interactions, or structured populations who is interested in modeling food web dynamics in streams and rivers. While experience with lotic systems would be ideal, strong modeling skills gained from studying similar processes in other systems would be an asset. Contact: Ed McCauley, email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Posted: 5/28/04.
Aquatic Chemical Ecology: Georgia Tech's program in Aquatic Chemical Signaling invites recent Ph.D.s to apply for post-doctoral positions working with faculty and graduate students in a collaborative, interdisciplinary, and well-funded research effort combining chemistry, ecology, fluid dynamics, sensory biology and behavior. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents. We are especially interested in candidates who bridge disciplinary borders between chemistry, biology and physics, as well as highly trained scientists from a single discipline who now want to broaden their approach to include interdisciplinary questions. We seek applicants to conduct research and help train IGERT graduate students at the juncture of two, or more, of the above disciplines. This program is devoted to training graduate students and post-docs in investigations of how chemical signals are produced, transported, received, and processed in aquatic systems, as well as the role of chemical signaling in affecting population and community structure. Post-docs will be funded 50% by NSF IGERT funds and 50% by a PI with whom they will be closely associated. Depending on the PI involved, post-docs may have considerable flexibility in choices of processes (defense, mate selection, prey sensing) and systems (coral reefs, plankton, microbes) to investigate. For additional information contact Dr. Mark Hay (email@example.com) or any of the IGERT faculty. Salary will be about $36,000/yr with benefits. Applicants should send a resume, up to 3 reprints, a statement of research interests, and have 3 letters of references sent to: Signals-in-the-Sea Post-Doc Search, School of Biology, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA 30332-0230. Applications will be considered beginning August 1, 2004. Posted: 5/21/04.
Aquatic Ecologist/Environmental Scientist: Duty Location: Washington DC Metro Area. Series/Grade: GS-0408-11 or GS-1301-11. Hiring Agency: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Salary: $50809-66050. This position is located on the Ecological Risk Assessment Team within the Exposure Assessment and Risk Characterization Group of the National Center for Environmental Assessment-Washington Division. The incumbent will work as part of a team to develop methods and tools to analyze the causes of ecological effects in aquatic systems and provide technical expertise on aquatic biological assemblage; the methods used to assess biological condition; the anthropogenic stressors that impact quality; and the statistical methods and visualization techniques used to describe the relationship between stressors and effects. For the full job ad, see USAJOBS: Ecologist | Environmental Scientist. For more information, contact: Jesse Hopkins (202-564-0565, firstname.lastname@example.org). Closes: 5/20/2004. Posted: 4/30/04.
Aquatic Ecologist/Fishery Biologist: Salary: $37,500/yr, May 2004 - Sept 2005 (renewable for at least one additional year). Start: May 2004. Description: Headwater streams (1st order; typically fishless streams) comprise more than 80% of drainage networks in the Pacific Northwest and Alaska, yet very little is known about the role they play in affecting downstream fish habitats and communities. This project aims to 1) better understand the ecological linkages between fishless headwater streams and downstream fish-bearing habitats, and 2) determine effects of land-use and vegetation cover on these linkages. The project focuses on food web productivity in headwaters (i.e., invertebrate biomass and organic matter produced and exported to fish habitats) as an integrator of the processes and environmental constraints driving these ecosystems, and their effects on downstream fishes. Incumbent will be expected to lead a team of technicians and one graduate student and work closely with other scientists and professionals (e.g., landscape ecologists, aquatic ecologists, fishery biologists). Position is located at the University of Alaska Fairbanks and field research will be conducted in the Cascade Mountains of Washington. Desirable experience: Freshwater biomonitoring, aquatic invertebrate sampling and taxonomy, fish sampling, stream chemistry, database and GIS experience, SAS or equivalent, project management, and excellent oral and written communication skills. A Ph.D. in aquatic ecology, fisheries, or related field is required. For more information, please contact: Dr. Mark S. Wipfli, Alaska Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit - USGS, Institute of Arctic Biology, School of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences & Dept. of Biology and Wildlife, 209 Irving I Bldg., Box 757020, University of Alaska Fairbanks, Fairbanks, AK 99775-7020. Email: Mark.Wipfli@uaf.edu; Phone: 907-474-6654; Fax: 907-474-6101. Posted: 3/11/04.
Fish/Stream Ecology: The following opportunities are available in the laboratory of Professor Gary D. Grossman (email@example.com), Warnell School of Forest Resources, University of Georgia. 1) We are looking for a post-doc to start summer 2004 to coordinate efforts of a three laboratory - one agency research program investigating the physical and biological effects of large woody debris on riverine fish habitat in Texas. Funding for this position is pending. The research program involves Dr. Ben Hodges (fluid dynamics modeler, University of Texas), Dr. Heidi Nepf (fluid dynamics experimentalist, MIT), Dr. Barney Austin (Chief, Surface Water Section, Texas Water Development Board), and myself. The post-doc will be based in my laboratory and will spend time working with the other PI’s. The post-doc will benefit from having a biological background and should be interested in gaining experience with biological applications of numerical modeling and experimental fluid dynamics. Starting salary is $37,000 with health benefits and annual increments. The position will last for 4 years. 2) I am currently interested in discussing post-doc opportunities with students who have interests in landscape approaches to habitat selection and population dynamics in southeastern streams. Included in this general topic is the application of multifaceted approaches to prediction of the spread of invasive fishes in the southeast. Posted: 12/16/03.
Aquatic Ecologist: The Heartland Network and Prairie Cluster Prototype Programs of the National Park Service seek an Ecologist for the Inventory and Monitoring Program. This is a permanent, full-time position (GS-11/12), with an annual salary between $48,022 - $74,826 depending on qualifications. The incumbent will be an employee of Wilson's Creek National Battlefield in Republic, MO. The incumbent's duty station will be with the Department of Biology, Southwest Missouri State University in Springfield MO. Extensive travel and work in hot, humid weather is expected. The Ecologist will be the lead person in developing and managing an aquatic monitoring program for the network, including planning yearly budgets, hiring and supervising program staff, and making sure that monitoring objectives are met. The Ecologist will ensure that the indicators of ecosystem integrity selected for monitoring are scientifically credible and theoretically linked to important aspects of ecosystem function. The Ecologist will oversee implementation of aquatic resource monitoring including development of sample designs and monitoring protocols. The Ecologist will oversee inventory and monitoring projects within his/her subject matter expertise, including the drafting and oversight of projects performed through contract, interagency or cooperative agreement. The Ecologist will ensure that high-quality monitoring results are routinely provided to park managers to aid in decision-making and are also made available to relevant NPS and professional audiences. The application period is March 3 - 24, 2004. Application forms and detailed application instructions are available at USAJobs; vacancy announcements CK188032YR (open, competitive) and CK188037YR (merit promotion). Posted: 3/3/04.
Limnology/Aquatic Ecology: The Aquatic Ecology Group of the Université du Québec à Montréal, part of the Groupe Interuniversitaire en Limnologie, seeks a postdoctoral scientist to carry out research in limnology and aquatic ecology, within our multidisciplinary group of five researchers. Possible areas of research include: lake/atmosphere gas exchange and lake metabolism, organic matter sources and cycling in lakes, community structure and function in plankton and microbial food webs, and/or the ecology of toxigenic cyanobacteria. The candidate will develop an independent research project in one these areas in collaboration with one or several members of the group. In addition to providing a competitive salary, the position offers a modicum of research funds and technical support for a minimum of 2 years. Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, a statement of research interests, and the names and contact information for four references by December 31st 2003. Enquiries and applications can be sent by email to: Dr. Beatrix Beisner, Département des sciences biologiques, Université du Québec à Montréal, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Posted: 11/14/03.
Aquatic Ecology: Postdoctoral Research Associate, Center for Reservoir Research, Murray State University. Position to begin November 2003. Qualifications: Ph.D. required in the area of Stream or Lake Ecology; a knowledge of aquatic insects preferred. Responsibilities: Provide assistance to Center scientists in conducting basic and applied research on reservoirs and their attendant ecosystems, primarily Kentucky Lake and its watersheds. To Apply: Send letter of interest, vitae, names, and addresses of three references to: Dr. David White, Center for Reservoir Research, 561 Emma Drive, Murray, KY 42071. For further information, call (270) 474-2272 or e-mail David.White@murraystate.edu. Closing date is 15 October 2003. Posted: 9/30/03, revised: 10/7/03.Marine Biodiversity and Trophic Processes: We seek a highly motivated, independent Ph.D. to spearhead an experimental research project exploring the role of biodiversity in mediating trophic control of community structure and ecosystem processes in macroalgal-dominated benthic marine systems. The position is part of an NSF-sponsored collaborative research project between Drs. Emmett Duffy at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science and John Bruno at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Full time technical staff and summer undergraduate interns are available to assist with the project, and there is considerable flexibility for the successful candidate to guide the direction of the research. The candidate should have completed the Ph.D. in a Biological or Marine Science by May 2004, with experience in experimental ecological research. Candidates trained in terrestrial or freshwater ecology with interests in broadening their horizons are also strongly encouraged to apply. Starting salary depends on previous experience. The position is available for one year with possibility of renewal, and can begin as early as June 2004. Review of applications has begun and will continue until the position is filled. The position will be located at UNC Chapel Hill's Institute of Marine Science in Morehead City. For more information, contact Emmett Duffy (jeduffy@vims,edu) and John Bruno (email@example.com). Formal applications should be submitted electronically (PDF or Word) as email attachments, and should include a current Curriculum Vitae, a 1-page summary of experience and interests, and names and full contact information (mailing and email addresses) of three references. Please submit applications simultaneously to Drs. Duffy and Bruno at the email addresses above, with the subject line: BIODIVERSITY POSTDOC APPLICATION. Posted: 6/3/04.
Marine Ecology: A Postdoctoral Research Associate position is available in the laboratories of Drs. Andrew Read and Pat Halpin at Duke University. The successful candidate will lead a team working on the predictive modeling of cetacean distribution with respect to dynamic oceanographic variables. Applicants must have relevant Ph.D. level expertise in one or more of the following fields: geo-spatial statistics, terrestrial or marine habitat modeling, oceanography and time series analysis. In addition, familiarity with relevant Bayesian statistical methods would be helpful. The successful candidate will work as part of a multi-disciplinary research team that will evaluate a variety of statistical approaches to predict marine mammal distribution from environmental variables. This position will be based either at the Duke Marine Laboratory in Beaufort, NC or at the Landscape Ecology Laboratory in Durham, NC. Candidates should have a Ph.D. in ecology, oceanography, or a related field, and good oral and written communication skills. The position is for one year with the potential of renewal for two additional years. Applicants should send a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, statement of research experience and goals, reprints of relevant publications, and contact information of three references to Sloan Freeman, Duke University Marine Laboratory, 135 Duke Marine Lab Road, Beaufort, NC 28516, USA (firstname.lastname@example.org) by January 16, 2004. Posted: 11/21/03.
Marine Food-web Structure: Postdoctoral position to analyze the food-web structure of tropical marine ecosystems across gradients of human disturbance. Available from October 2003, renewable for up to three years. Specific roles include coordinating and participating in a field expedition to Palmyra Atoll (Line Islands) and analyzing global food-web data to assess the health of tropical marine ecosystems. Candidates should have a Ph.D. in ecology or related field and a strong background in marine biodiversity and food-web studies. Experience with geographic information systems and fieldwork in remote places is desirable. Strong interpersonal and managerial skills are essential. Rank and salary based on the University salary scales and commensurate with qualifications and experience. Send curriculum vitae and names and addresses of three references to: Dr. Enric Sala, Center for Marine Biodiversity and Conservation, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, La Jolla, CA 92093-0202. E-mail: email@example.com. Posted: 8/26/03.
Watershed Ecology: We are seeking one or two post-doctoral fellows to work on the following two research areas: 1. In-stream Large Woody Debris dynamics modeling. The key tasks for this project include the model development in the STELLA software environment or in C++ computer language, model calibration using existing data and model simulations for the lodgepole pine forests. 2. The ecological role of In-stream Large Woody Debris in headwater streams at various scales. The project focuses on interactions between forest disturbances (wildfire, harvesting, channel morphology and aquatic habitat). This is the field oriented position. Starting date in May is preferred, but may be negotible. Both positions are one year term with potential for renewal. The annual salary level is $30-35K (Canadian) plus benefits. Please send your cover letter, CV and contact information of your three references to Dr. Adam Wei at firstname.lastname@example.org. We encourage applications before April 10, 2004. Xiaohua (Adam) Wei, Associate Professor and Endowed Watershed Management Chair, Earth and Environmental Science Department, Okanagan University College, 3333 College way, Kelowna, British Columbia, ViV 1V7 Canada. Fax: 1-250-470-6005, E-mail: email@example.com. Posted: 3/15/04.
Estuarine Ecosystem/Watershed Modeler: The Smithsonian Environmental Research Center (SERC) has two opening for postdoctoral research associates to join a project modeling water quality and nutrient dynamics in small estuarine embayments. The estuarine ecosystem modeler will help derive and test models of estuarine ecosystems subject to multiple stressors. The watershed modeler will help develop geographic descriptions of Chesapeake Bay subestuaries and their watersheds and will use time series analysis and watershed models to predict nutrient and sediment discharges from watersheds to subestuaries under current and future land use and climate scenarios. Both modelers will help integrate watershed and estuary models into a decision support system. Estuarine modeler applicants should have a Ph.D. in ecology or estuarine, ocean, or environmental sciences; experience with ecosystem and water quality simulation modeling and multivariate statistical analysis; and background in estuarine ecology, ecosystem ecology, nutrient dynamics, or planktonic food webs. Watershed modeler applicants should have a Ph.D. in science or geography; experience with watershed modeling, statistical analysis, and geographic information system analysis, and background in landscape ecology, ecosystem ecology, biogeochemistry, nutrient transport, or hydrology. Other desirable skills for both positions include computer programming and data base management. The incumbents will be active participants in project planning, data analysis, and scientific publications and must be able to work as part of a research team. The position is funded by a 3-year grant from the USEPA Science to Achieve Results (STAR) Program. Salary $40k-42k (depending on qualifications) plus benefits. For best consideration, send letter of application, resume, graduate and undergraduate transcripts (photocopies are acceptable), and names of three references (with telephone numbers and e-mail addresses) by March 12, 2004. Estuarine modelers apply to Dr. Charles Gallegos (firstname.lastname@example.org) and watershed modelers to Dr. Donald Weller (email@example.com), both at SERC, P.O. Box 28, Edgewater, MD 21037-0028. Posted: 2/5/04.
Estuarine Ecology: (1) Position available to conduct data analysis and synthesis, and to organize and participate in workshops designed to examine effects of eutrophication and fishing pressure on estuarine fish and shellfish assemblages. The successful applicant will conduct independent analyses of experimental data, field data, and historical records to examine similarities and differences in effects of fishing and eutrophication on upper trophic levels in the Chesapeake Bay system, and will aid in cross system comparisons including data and researchers from other Atlantic and Gulf Coast estuaries. The person hired will have the opportunity to work with a diverse group of researchers both in workshops focusing on human influence on fish assemblages, and in the larger project which also includes watershed, water quality modeling, toxics and economics elements, and the construction of a decision management system. Expertise in statistics (especially time series and meta-analysis techniques), SAS, good communication skills, and the ability to work as a member of a multidisciplinary team are required. The position begins January 2004 and is funded by a grant from NOAA Coastal Ocean Program. (2) Position available to work with scientists at the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Studies, Virginia Institute of Marine Science, and the USEPA in a collaborative effort to examine food web effects of oyster decline and potential restoration in Chesapeake Bay. The successful applicant will conduct extensive data analysis and literature review to examine potential effects of benthic suspension feeders on the Bay food web and habitat. He or she will work with the research team to estimate consumption by oysters and other benthic suspension feeders, and to refine and run an Ecopath/Ecosim model to examine effects of changing oyster abundances. The models will allow us to consider both direct and indirect effects of oyster feeding and creation of habitat. The position requires strong expertise in statistics and data manipulation using SAS, knowledge of estuarine food web ecology, good communication skills, and the ability to work as a member of a multidisciplinary team. Prior modeling experience will be viewed favorably, but is not required. The position begins January 2004 and is funded by a grant from the EPA Chesapeake Bay Program. Both positions: Applications due October 15. The position may be filled at either the Masters (with an emphasis in ecology, fisheries or statistics) or Postdoctoral Researcher level (Ph.D. in ecology, fisheries or related field required). All degree requirements must be completed by December 2003, and applicants at the postdoctoral level must have at least part of their dissertation submitted for publication in peer-reviewed journals. The position will be based at the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center, which is located in Edgewater, Maryland (near Annapolis); initial appointment is for 1 year. Continued appointment beyond 1 year is dependent on funding and performance. Anticipated salary $33,000 -$42,000 (depending on qualifications) plus benefits. Please send a letter identifying the position for which you are applying, a description of your research interests, curriculum vitae, graduate and undergraduate transcripts (photocopies are fine) and the names and contact information for three references to: Dr. Denise Breitburg (Breit@acnatsci.org), The Academy of Natural Sciences, Estuarine Research Laboratory, 10545 Mackall Rd., St. Leonard, MD 20685. Posted: 9/15/03.
Shellfish Ecology: The U.S. Department of Agriculture, Agriculture Research Service invites applications for the position of Research Ecologist, GS-12/13/14 ($56,463 to $103,150 per annum, commensurate with experience). This position will be located at the Hatfield Marine Science Center (HMSC), Oregon State University (OSU) at Newport, Oregon. The Ecologist will conduct basic and applied research to understand the interactions between commercial shellfish production and marine/estuarine ecosystems and to develop new approaches for environmentally-compatible control of pests. An initial emphasis will be on minimizing the impact of burrowing shrimp on oyster production. Collaboration is anticipated with other HMSC and OSU research programs. A Ph.D. or equivalent in Ecology or a closely related field is desired. This is a competitive, permanent appointment and candidates must be U.S. citizens. For additional information contact Dr. Robert Matteri - 510-559-6063. To apply, contact the Area Personnel Department at 510-559-6013 or see http://www.ars.usda.gov. Select "Careers", then "Job Listings", then "Scientists & Engineers", and find announcement #ARS-X3W-3408. Applications must be postmarked on or before September 29, 2003. Posted: 8/12/03.
Marine Ecology: The Pacific Estuarine Ecosystem Indicator Research Consortium at the Bodega Marine Laboratory, University of California, Davis, seeks applicants for a postdoctoral associate and a postgraduate research technician (MS or BS) in marine ecology or a related field of marine science. Researchers will assist PEEIR in developing the next generation of ecological indicators to rapidly assess the integrity and sustainability of salt marshes along the West Coast. Expertise in West Coast salt marsh ecology, plant physiology, geochemistry, benthic ecology, fish ecology or multivariate statistics is desirable. Requires minimum of Bachelors degree in marine ecology, and Ph.D. for postdoctoral level. Salary is commensurate with experience. Applicants should submit (electronic submissions strongly preferred) curriculum vitae, a letter of interest describing how your background fits in with our project, and letters from at least two references to: Postgraduate Researcher/PEEIR Program Search, c/o Laura Sawyer (firstname.lastname@example.org), Bodega Marine Laboratory, University of California, PO Box 247, Bodega Bay, CA 94923-0247. Positions are open until filled, but applications will be reviewed beginning immediately. The positions begin as soon as possible but no later than October 1, 2003. Questions should be directed to Steven Morgan (707-875-1920; email@example.com). Posted: 7/29/03.
Estuarine Ecosystem Modeling: The Smithsonian Environmental Research Center (http://www.serc.si.edu) has two openings for postdoctoral research associates to join a project modeling water quality and nutrient dynamics in small estuarine embayments. The estuarine ecosystem modeler will help derive and test models of estuarine ecosystems subject to multiple stressors. The watershed modeler will help develop geographic descriptions of Chesapeake Bay subestuaries and their watersheds and will use time series analysis and watershed models to predict nutrient and sediment discharges from watersheds to subestuaries under current and future land use and climate scenarios. Both modelers will help integrate watershed and estuary models into a decision support system. Estuarine modeler applicants should have a Ph.D. in ecology or estuarine, ocean, or environmental sciences; experience with ecosystem and water quality simulation modeling and multivariate statistical analysis; and background in estuarine ecology, ecosystem ecology, nutrient dynamics, or planktonic food webs. Watershed modeler applicants should have a Ph.D. in science or geography; experience with watershed modeling, statistical analysis, and geographic information system analysis, and background in landscape ecology, ecosystem ecology, biogeochemistry, nutrient transport, or hydrology. Other desirable skills for both positions include computer programming and data base management. The incumbents will be active participants in project planning, data analysis, and scientific publications and must be able to work as part of a research team. The position is funded by a 3-year grant from the USEPA STAR Program. Salary $40,000-42,000 plus benefits. For best consideration, send letter of application, resume, graduate and undergraduate transcripts (photocopies are acceptable), and names of three references (with telephone numbers and e-mail addresses) by August 15, 2003. Estuarine modelers apply to Dr. Charles Gallegos (firstname.lastname@example.org) and watershed modelers to Dr. Donald Weller (email@example.com), both at SERC, P.O. Box 28, Edgewater, MD 21037-0028. Posted: 7/1/03.
Lecturer, Marine Mammalogy/Coastal Ecology: The Center for Coastal Studies in Baja California Sur, Mexico, seeks an enthusiastic, team-oriented Resident Lecturer in Marine Mammalogy and Coastal Ecology to help further develop the Center's research on marine mammals. Start Date: January 2004. For more information, see the full job ad. Posted: 9/17/03, revised: 10/27/03.
Marine Conservation Biologist: The Conservation Science Program at World Wildlife Fund seeks a Marine Biologist to lead efforts to blend rigorous marine science with practical applications in our conservation programs worldwide. Responsibilities of this position include: Working closely with program, policy, and field staff to ensure WWF's marine conservation efforts are based strongly on science; conducting innovative research projects on topics and in regions of focal interest to WWF; developing tools and guidelines for WWF field programs regarding marine protected area design, sustainable fisheries, climate change, and related issues; collaborating with scientists at universities, research institutes, and other conservation organizations; representing WWF at meetings, conventions, and in the media to present scientific results and to raise awareness of marine conservation; fund-raising for marine conservation science and implementation projects; managing a small team of marine scientists within the Conservation Science Program. The ideal candidate will have a Ph.D. in marine biology or related field, at least three years of conservation experience, and an ability to blend rigorous interdisciplinary science with field applications to achieve meaningful conservation results. Strong statistical and data management skills, experience with field-based conservation, a familiarity with GIS techniques, excellent writing, speaking, and interpersonal skills, and management experience are preferred. This position is based in our Washington, DC office. Please send cover letter and resume by fax to (202) 293-9211 or by mail to World Wildlife Fund, Human Resources Dept. #24023, 1250 24th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20037. Posted: 8/28/03.
Marine Spatial Analysis: The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) seeks a postdoctoral associate in spatial analysis and conservation of marine systems for a two-year position based at WCS headquarters at the Bronx Zoo in New York City. The associate will work with the WCS Marine Program to analyze human influence in the oceans through a marine "human footprint" analysis and support development of seascape conservation plans for the Patagonian coastal shelf and the Belize Barrier Reef system, and other sites. These activities will be closely coordinated with the WCS Landscape Ecology and Geographic Analysis Program. The associate will also serve as an information and technical resource for field staff in the Marine Program who work on marine wildlife and conservation issues in 18 countries around the world. The successful applicant will possess a completed Ph.D. in geography, marine ecology, conservation biology or related science (M.Sc. candidates with substantive experience will also be considered), proven skills with geographic information systems (GIS) and remotely sensed data (skills with ArcGIS, Arcview, EDRAS Imagine, and/or ENVI preferred), and a strong interest in conservation of marine environments. Fluency in Spanish preferred. The salary range for the position is $32,000 - $38,000 with benefits, starting during autumn 2003. To apply for this position, send a cover letter describing your approach to marine conservation and date of availability, a cv, and list of at least three references by regular mail to Katia Suero, Marine Program, International Conservation Division, Wildlife Conservation Society, 2300 Southern Blvd., Bronx, NY 10460. All materials must be received by August 1, 2003 for full consideration. Posted: 7/10/03.
Ecological Informatics: The University of New Mexico, Albuquerque is looking for a postdoctoral scientist (initially for 2 years) to take a lead role in building scientific workflows for the ecological and biodiversity sciences (e.g., see http://seek.ecoinformatics.org/). The candidate should have a Ph.D. in computer science, software engineering, or the environmental sciences (with a strong computer science background), and expertise in databases and programming languages. Experience in one or more of data modeling, end-to-end system integration, workflow management, and visual programming environments (e.g., Ptolemy, Khoros, Pipeline Pilot) is a plus. Send application letter and CV by 1 March 2004 to William Michener, UNM Biology Department, MSCO3 2020, 1 University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM 87131-0001. Posted: 2/3/04.
Mathematical Plant Ecology: We are seeking an individual with strong, quantitative skills to model how interactions between clonal and non-clonal plants affects plant species diversity. The postdoc will collaborate with a group of experimental, field ecologists to understand how variation in soil resource heterogeneity affects plant species richness and in particular, how the foraging "behavior" of clonal plants may impact local diversity and community structure in grasslands. The position is for two years (potential for 3rd year renewal) and is based at the Kellogg Biological Station of Michigan State University in southwestern Michigan (www.kbs.msu.edu). Interested applicants should e-mail a letter of application, CV, statement of research interests and contact information for three references to Dr. Katherine Gross (firstname.lastname@example.org). Review of applications will begin April 26, 2004; the position is available June 1, but will remain open until a suitable candidate is found. For additional information contact Katherine Gross (email@example.com) or Gary Mittelbach (firstname.lastname@example.org). Posted: 4/13/04.
Mathematical Ecology: A 2 yr postdoctoral position is available at the Kellogg Biological Station (KBS) of Michigan State University for a mathematical ecologist interested in research and teaching. The postdoc will have responsibility for promoting, coordinating and providing organizational leadership for a new summer science institute in mathematical ecology ("ELME Enhancing Linkages between Mathematics and Ecology") at the KBS that is funded by the A.W. Mellon Foundation. The program will include a series short-courses in mathematics, taught by visiting and MSU faculty, followed by an experimental field ecology course, taught by KBS faculty and will target advanced undergraduates and beginning graduate students. The postdoc will participate in the mathematics and ecology courses in the summer and will have the opportunity for research during the rest of the year. Research can be independent or developed in collaboration with KBS or other MSU faculty. It is expected that this would be approximately a 50/50 teaching and research commitment. Interested applicants should send their resume, brief statements of research interests and teaching experience and the names and contact information for three references to: ELMEprogram@kbs.msu.edu. Paper applications will also be accepted and can be mailed to: ELME Program, W.K. Kellogg Biological Station, 3700 East Gull Lake Drive, Hickory Corners, MI, 49060. Review of applications will begin 15 December 2003: applications will be accepted until an acceptable candidate is found. Start date for the position is negotiable, but preference will be given to applicants that can start by or before March 2004. For additional information, contact Dr. Kay Gross (email@example.com). Posted: 11/14/03.
Population Biology: The Center for Population Biology at the University of California, Davis invites applications for a Postdoctoral Fellowship in Population Biology, broadly defined to include ecology, systematics, population genetics, and evolution. The position is for two years, subject to review after one year, and can begin as early as 1 July 2004. It has an annual salary of $34,000 plus benefits, and $4,000 per annum in research support. The Fellow will be a fully participating member in the CPB, and will be expected to have an independent research program that bridges the interests of two or more CPB laboratory groups. 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 19, 2004. Posted: 12/9/03.
Population/Community Ecologist: A two-year postdoctoral position is available beginning during the 2003-2004 academic year. The successful candidate will contribute to a collaborative NSF-funded project (PIs: James Dalling – University of Illinois; Kyle Harms – Louisiana State University; Bob Stallard – USGS; Joseph Yavitt – Cornell University) to link together soil chemical and physical properties, hydrology, and tree demographic data collected from large forest dynamics plots. The plots form part of the network coordinated by the Center for Tropical Forest Science. The postdoc will contribute primarily to within and across plot data analysis and hypothesis testing, which will involve spatially explicit statistical and modeling techniques. Minimum qualifications include a Ph.D. in terrestrial population or community ecology, as well as strong analytical and statistical skills (especially spatial statistics or geostatistics). Desired additional qualifications include tropical experience and a background in plant (forest) ecology. We encourage candidates to apply who will be available to begin prior to January 2004. Applications will be accepted until October 1, 2003, or until the position has been filled. To apply, please e-mail (as Word or pdf attachments) a CV, a statement describing your own analytical and statistical background along with interests in future ecological research, and the names of 3 references with their mailing addresses, telephone and fax numbers, and e-mail addresses to Dr. James Dalling: firstname.lastname@example.org. Posted: 9/15/03.
Population Genetics/Global Change: A postdoctoral research position is available in the Hellmann Lab (Department of Biological Sciences, University of Notre Dame) to study the genetics of populations at their northern range limit. I am looking for someone well-versed in molecular techniques who is interested in bringing genetic studies to bear on issues of global change and applied ecology. The position is to join a multi-faceted research project examining both the ecological and evolutionary impacts of climate change on the distributional limits of two model butterflies species. This research grows out of previous studies by Dr. Hellmann on the impacts of climate change in grassland ecosystems (for example, see: Hellmann, J. 2002. J An Ecol 70:925-936; McLaughlin, J., Hellmann, J., Boggs, C., and P. Ehrlich. 2002. PNAS 99:6070-6074). Our current research examines the hypothesis that differences in life history traits lead to distinct patterns of gene flow across a species' range and that taxa with contrasting genetic structures will respond differently to climatic warming. Mechanistic studies of species' range shifts are an emerging area of global change biology that is highly policy-relevant. This position offers an opportunity for a geneticist to join ecologists in tackling this novel area of applied research. The successful candidate must demonstrate an intellectual commitment to research in applied biology and is expected to pursue both independent research and molecular assessments of gene flow. Marker development for this project will build on systematic and evolutionary work pursued by other lepidopteran researchers. Exactly which markers and techniques will be used will depend on the mutual interests of the successful candidate and the PI. The position has guaranteed funding for two years. Resources available in the pursuit of this research include a strong molecular genetics faculty within the biology department at Notre Dame. This position is open until filled. Salary is commensurate with experience. Applicants should send a brief letter describing their prior research experience and current interests, a curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information of three references to: Jessica Hellmann, Assistant Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, 107 Galvin Life Science Center, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN 46556 (fax: 574-631-7413; email: email@example.com). Posted: 8/22/03.
Fish Population Biology: We offer two postdoctoral research fellowships at the Northwest Fisheries Science Center (http://www.nwfsc.noaa.gov/) in Seattle on topics related to Pacific salmonids' population biology and its relationships to habitat, hatchery, and harvest impacts. These are part of the National Research Council Research Associateship program; salary is $42,000/year. Required: PhD or equivalent within the last five years. U.S. citizenship is not required. Deadlines for postdoctoral applications is August 1 (email or postmark date) or November 1. Awards will be announced in September or October 2003 for the August deadline and in January 2004 for the November deadline, and tenure could begin soon thereafter. Position 1. The effects of the characteristics of freshwater/estuarine habitat, hatchery management and harvest effects on salmon population dynamics and productivity. Successful recovery of listed Pacific salmon in the Pacific Northwest will depend in part on our ability to quantify the relative effects of different habitat, hatchery and harvest management changes on salmon populations. Population dynamic models that can integrate the effects of different management actions on salmonid population status are in their infancy. We are seeking candidates with quantitative skills who can further develop population models to relate effects of habitat, hatchery and harvest on salmon populations across the Pacific Northwest. Modeling approaches that take advantage of life-stage-specific data are encouraged. Position 2. Effects of climate change on Pacific salmonids. Climate effects on populations occur on time scales from years to decades to global climate change. Retrospective analyses help us understand past anthropogenic impacts on anadromous fish species. Forecasts can help us understand rates of recovery of threatened salmonids. We are seeking a postdoctoral candidate who can propose novel approaches to investigation of climate impacts on the terrestrial and marine environments associated with anadromous salmonid species along the U. S. West coast. For more information, contact Mary Ruckelshaus (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Michelle McClure (email@example.com). Posted: 7/11/03.
Ecological Modeller: Successful applicants will be part of a multi-disciplinary team in the Fort Collins office involved in the development of an advanced general ecosystem model. MWH is an environmental consulting company specializing in water resources, with headquarters in the Denver, Colorado area. 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. 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, Colorado 80525. 970-377-9410 Voice, 970-377-9406 FAX, Cade.L.Coldren@mwhglobal.com. The positions will be filled as soon as possible. Applications will be accepted on an on-going basis until the positions are filled. Posted: 5/25/04.
Ecological Modeling of Invasive Species: An interdisciplinary team of researchers, based at the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, Indiana, seeks a postdoctoral research associate for an NSF-funded project on the biological and economic risks posed by the establishment, spread, and impact of nonindigenous aquatic species. The successful candidate will develop research at the nexus of aquatic ecology, applied economics, and ecological modeling; and have the opportunity to collaborate with PIs at Notre Dame, McGill University, University of Alberta, University of Central Florida, University of Windsor, and University of Wyoming. The position requires a Ph.D. in ecological modeling or resource economics; is for an initial appointment of 1 year (with the possibility of reappointment); and will have a starting salary of at least $35,000 per year plus benefits. Send applications (letter of interest, curriculum vitae and the names of three references) to: Dr. David Lodge, Department of Biological Sciences, P.O. Box 369, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN 46556, firstname.lastname@example.org. Screening of applications will begin in early May. Posted: 4/13/04.
Ecological Modeling of Invasive Species: An interdisciplinary team of US and Canadian researchers seeks a postdoctoral research associate for a 4-year NSF- and NSERC-funded project on evaluating the biological and economic risks posed to Great Lake ecosystems by invading aquatic species. This project will combine ecological and economic modeling with empirical work on the establishment, spread, and impact of invasive species. The postdoc will be an employee of the University of Notre Dame, but based at the University of Windsor. The position requires a Ph.D. in ecology or, preferably, ecological modeling. The initial appointment will be for one year (at a starting salary of about US$30,000/yr), with the possibility of renewal. Send inquiries or applications (letter of interest, CV, and the names of three references) simultaneously to Dr. Hugh MacIsaac, Great Lakes Institute for Environmental Research, University of Windsor, Windsor, ON, Canada N9B 3P4, email@example.com and Dr. David Lodge, Department of Biological Sciences, P.O. Box 369, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN 46556, firstname.lastname@example.org. Screening of applications will begin in early December. Posted: 11/10/03.
Ecological Modeling of Birds: Everglades National Park, in cooperation with the South Florida and Caribbean Cooperative Ecosystems Studies Unit, invites applicants for Science Fellowships in Everglades Restoration Ecology. One of the fellowships will be awarded to an applicant interested in Ecological Modeling of Avian Populations. The successful fellow will work closely with two advisors, a senior scientist at the South Florida Natural Resources Center and a university faculty member, along with a multi-disciplinary team, on projects pertinent to Everglades restoration. Applicants should have a Ph.D. in ecology or a related discipline, with strong quantitative skills, such as statistics, modeling and computer programming. Individuals with experience or interest in the study of spatial-temporal dynamics of populations are particularly encouraged to apply. The fellowship is available for 2-years. The renewal for the second year is conditional on satisfactory performance. The desirable start date is fall of 2003. The starting annual salary is $35,000. Health insurance and fringe benefits are provided. The fellow will be physically located in the NPS's South Florida Ecosystem Office, Homestead, Florida. To apply, please send a cover letter describing research experiences and interests, curriculum vitae, reprints, and the name and contact information of three references to: Stephen R. Humphrey, Director of Academic Programs School of Natural Resources and Environment, Box 116455, 103 Black Hall, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32611-6455, email@example.com. For more information about research, please contact: Quan Dong at firstname.lastname@example.org (305-224-4227) or Don DeAngelis email@example.com. Review of applications will begin on September 1, 2003 and continue until a suitable candidate is found. Posted: 7/24/03.
Metapopulation Modeling: A postdoctoral research associate position is available to study metapopulation modeling of ecological systems. Specifically, the successful applicant will examine the role of habitat heterogeneity in spatially realistic metapopulation models, as well as the role of patch age in dynamic landscapes. The successful applicant will be expected to work as part of an interdisciplinary research team working on an integrated, hierarchical framework for modeling biocomplexity with funding from the McDonnell Foundation. The team includes applied mathematicians, ecologists, and statisticians. Applied mathematicians with interests in ecological systems and ecologists with strong modeling and programming skills are encouraged to apply. Interested individuals should send an email containing an attached CV and list of references to Dr. Zhilan Feng, Department of Mathematics, Purdue University, W. Lafayette, Indiana (email: firstname.lastname@example.org). Duration of the position is negotiable, but will last no less than 1 year nor longer than 3 years. Salary commensurate with qualifications. This position is available immediately. Posted: 9/17/03.
Tropical Biology: The Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI), a division of the Smithsonian Institution headquartered in the Republic of Panama, offers fellowships for research conducted with the advice and guidance of its staff members. Disciplines include ecology, anthropology, paleontology, evolution, systematics, behavior, physiology of tropical plants and animals and soil sciences. (1) Earl S. Tupper 3-year postdoctoral fellowship (deadline: Jan 15). Applications should include detailed research proposal with budget, curriculum vitae, 2 letters of reference, names and telephone numbers of 3 additional references and reprints of most important papers. Applicants should consult with STRI scientists who will serve as advisor before submitting final application. Annual stipend up to $30,000 with yearly travel and research allotments. Proposals that include comparative research in other tropical countries will be considered. Send inquiries and application to STRI/Office of Education, Unit 0948, APO AA 34002-0948, from US or Apartado 2072, Balboa, Panama from Latin America, email@example.com. (2) Predoctoral, postdoctoral, senior postdoctoral (up to 1 year)and10-week fellowships. Available through the Smithsonian's Office of Fellowships, Washington, DC. (deadline: Jan 15). For information: OFG, 750 9th Street NW, Suite 9300, Washington DC 20560-0902, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.si.edu/research+study. (3) Three-month fellowships (deadline: Feb 15, May 15, Aug 15, Nov 15) thru STRI. For information: STRI/Office of Education, Unit 0948, APO AA 34002-0948, from US or Apartado 2072, Balboa, Panama from Latin America, email@example.com. Posted: 11/21/03.
Theoretical Biology: Two postdoctoral positions to work with Peter Abrams at the University of Toronto on projects combining models of population dynamics with evolution, behavior, or other adaptive processes. Positions are for 2 years; salary $37,000-40,000 Canadian per year depending on qualifications. Send a curriculum vitae, copies of 2 publications, and names of two people who could provide letters of references to: Peter Abrams, Department of Zoology, University of Toronto, 25 Harbord St., Toronto, ON M5S 3G5 Canada. email address: firstname.lastname@example.org (application by email is fine as are electronic copies of publications). Posted: 9/18/03.
Pandas, People, and Policies: A postdoctoral fellow is sought to join an interdisciplinary and international team on biocomplexity. The major goal of this NSF-funded project is to study complex interactions among panda habitat, people, and policies. We are looking for applicants with backgrounds and interests in various fields, such as ecology, forestry, wildlife biology, biodiversity conservation, geography, human-environment interactions, remote sensing, geographic information systems, computer modeling, sociology, economics, human demography, human behavior, and/or policy analysis. Applicants must be highly self-motivated, must be an outstanding team player, and must be able to work well in a different culture and sometimes isolated, remote and physically challenging environment during field seasons. The position will be based at Michigan State University and the successful candidate will have opportunities to collect data and have field experiences in Wolong Nature Reserve (one of the largest reserves for giant pandas) in southwestern China. Stipends/salaries and benefits are competitive. The position is available now but starting date could be sometime in the summer of 2004. Reviews of applications will be conducted on an ongoing basis and will continue until the position is filled. Interested and qualified individuals are encouraged to provide the following materials as soon as possible: (1) cover letter describing general and specific research interests/experiences, (2) statement of professional goals (e.g., plans after finishing the postdoc), (3) resume, (4) transcripts, (5) list of three references (names, email addresses, phone numbers, and postal addresses), and (6) TOEFL scores (required for applicants whose native language is not English). Photocopies of transcripts and TOEFL scores are ok initially.) Please email (preferred), mail, or fax all application materials to: Jianguo (Jack) Liu, Professor, Dept. of Fisheries and Wildlife, Michigan State University, 13 Natural Resources Building, East Lansing, MI 48824. 517-355-1810 (phone), 517-432-1699 (fax), email@example.com (email). Posted: 3/2/04.
Biology Research and Teaching: Darwin Fellow. The Graduate Program in Organismic and Evolutionary Biology at University of Massachusetts Amherst announces a two-year post-doctoral fellowship/lectureship. The OEB Program draws together more than 80 faculty members from the Five Colleges (University of Massachusetts Amherst and Smith, Hampshire, Mount Holyoke and Amherst Colleges), offering unique training and research opportunities in the fields of ecology, organismic and evolutionary biology. Our research/lecture position provides recent PhD's with an opportunity for independent research with an OEB faculty sponsor 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 curriculum vitae, three letters of reference, statements of research and teaching interests, and letter of support from your proposed OEB faculty sponsor to: OEB Darwin Fellowship, 319 Morrill Science Center, 611 N. Pleasant Street, University of Massachusetts Amherst, Amherst, MA 01003. 413-545-0928, firstname.lastname@example.org. Application review begins: 12/5/03. Posted: 10/30/03.
Biology Research and Teaching: The Department of Biology at the University of St. Thomas invites applications for a postdoctoral associate position integrating research and teaching at the undergraduate level. The position is renewable for up to three years (in 12-month contracts, with benefits) and will include approximately 50% time dedicated to teaching in organismal and population biology, and 50% to research conducted in the lab of one or more faculty sponsors within our department. Interested candidates are strongly encouraged to contact potential faculty sponsors to discuss their research interests. Mentoring partnerships will be established with current faculty. The Biology Department is housed in the 200,000 sq. ft. Frey Science and Engineering Center, which opened in 1997 and is equipped with state of the art instructional and research facilities. Candidates must have a Ph.D. Minority candidates are especially encouraged to apply. Send: cover letter, identifying potential faculty sponsor(s); curriculum vitae; statements of teaching philosophy and of research experience and goals; and three letters of reference by 1 December 2003 to: Dr. Jennifer Cruise at: www.hr.stthomas.edu, or mail to : #AQU217, 2115 Summit Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55105. Posted: 10/21/03.
Summer Ecology Research Coordinator: Blandy Experimental Farm, an ecological field station of the University of Virginia, invites applications from faculty, post-doctoral researchers, and advanced doctoral students for a summer fellowship involving self-directed ecological research and coordination of undergraduate activities. The area of research is open to the applicant's expertise. The Coordinator will supervise an 11-week program for 12 undergraduate students interested in ecology and mentor 1-2 undergraduate students. The Coordinator will join an academic community comprising 4 UVa resident faculty, various visiting faculty, and 5-10 graduate students in addition to undergraduates. The stipend is $4500 and free housing on site in a 2-bedroom cottage suitable for a family. The program runs from June 1-August 13, 2004. For more information about Blandy Experimental Farm, see http://www.virginia.edu/blandy/. Direct inquiries to T'ai Roulston at email@example.com. Posted: 2/3/04.
LTER Network Information System Development: The Long Term Ecological Research (LTER) Network Office seeks an individual to fill a non-tenure track position of Research Assistant Professor in the Department of Biology at the University of New Mexico. The successful candidate will become the Lead Scientist for the LTER Network Information System Development Project. Duties and responsibilities of the position include coordinating the continued development and support of the LTER Network Information System by: Working directly with national and international LTER site information managers and investigators on design and implementation, -Directly participating in the design and engineering of components of the network information system and directing the activities of LTER Network technical personnel involved in the design, engineering, and integration of network information system components, -Coordinating the activities of personnel working in partnership with the LTER Network Office on information system development, -Collaborating on development of proposals for the continued support and advancement of LTER Network Information system and the LTER Network Office, and -Developing papers and presentations for technical and non-technical audiences to be submitted and/or presented at appropriate national and international meetings and journals. -In addition, the successful individual will be developing independent but related projects to further the LTER Network Information System efforts. Minimum qualifications: Ph.D. in ecology, computer science or a related field at the time of application, 5 years progressive and related postdoctoral or industry experience with process-based software/information system design and development. Preferred qualifications: Collegiality and good interpersonal skills, experience in project management, experience in collaborative research, experience in writing grant proposals. Salary will be commensurate with experience. The position is available immediately to the successful candidate. Please send a signed letter of interest, curriculum vitae, three reprints, and letters from three professional references to: LTER Research Assistant Professor Search, Attn: James Brunt, LTER Network Office MSC03 2020, 1 University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM 87131-0001. Application materials are due: November 10, 2003. Posted: 10/15/03.
Science Director: The Perry Institute for Marine Science seeks an experienced researcher with leadership, organizational, management, and team-building skills. This position will manage the science programs, assist program development/institutional planning and contribute substantially to outreach, including fund-raising activities. A primary responsibility will be to coordinate effective research programs for NOAA's undersea research center and to manage the associated administrative functions of research at Lee Stocking Island in the Bahamas. Candidates are to develop extramural funded research in collaboration with PIMS science programs. Successful candidates will have a doctoral degree in an appropriate field of marine ecology, evidence of outstanding research potential, proven grant writing skills, demonstrated supervisory and managerial experience, and a recognized capability to administer research. Familiarity with federal grant requirements and experience with the geography and ecology of the Caribbean region is preferred. The position is based in Jupiter, Florida, with periodic travel required. Submit resume and list of publications along with cover letter including salary history/requirements and three professional references to firstname.lastname@example.org or fax to 561-741-0193. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Closing date: 07/31/04. Posted: 6/11/04.
Program Director: We are looking to hire for an open, PhD-level position here at Earthwatch in the US office. The job will be open until we find a suitable candidate, but a quick application would be advised for anyone interested. This is primarily an office-based position located in Maynard, MA, USA (40 minutes from Boston). There is no field work or significant time spent visiting field projects. The Program Director will be primarily responsible for developing a research program that supports over 70 ecological field projects worldwide. He or she will be responsible for strategic program development; outreach and networking with the scientific community; proposal review; program analysis; program evaluation and external reporting; and fundraising. The Program Director will have outstanding qualifications and field experience in international conservation applications and community-based resource management. Additionally, the candidate will have: ~Ph.D. in conservation, wildlife management, ecology, or related field ~Demonstrated ability to obtain funding and to effectively communicate complex conservation issues ~Ability to address and apply sound conservation strategies towards creating and maintaining environmentally sustainable projects ~Proven success in planning and implementing complex projects and strategies, utilizing analytical, strategic, and systematic thinking ~Creativity and strategic vision ~Strong administrative, organizational, and interpersonal skills to effectively build and coordinate a diverse research program ~Demonstrated leadership abilities, adaptability, and an entrepreneurial spirit necessary to maintain an esteemed international research program Complete job description. Salary range: $45-$55k commensurate with experience. All applicants must already be eligible to work in the United States. Please submit cover letter and resume to email@example.com; fax 978-897-0935; mail HR, Earthwatch Institute, P.O. Box 75, Maynard, MA01754-0075. Posted: 4/29/04.
Program Leader, Plant Ecology: Full-time, permanent, GS-401-13/14, U.S. Department of Agriculture; Cooperative State Research, Education & Extension Service; Washington DC. Announcement No.: CSREES-S4M-0034. Competitive vacancy, open to all United States citizens. Closing date: June 24, 2004. Position provides science, education and extension leadership to identify and achieve desired outcomes in weed science, plant population and community ecology, conservation biology, restoration ecology, and biological diversity. Oversees the National Research Initiative Biology of Weedy and Invasive Plants competitive grant program. Contact Mark Poth (202-401-5244), Deborah Sheely (202-401-1924), or Bruce Menzel (202-401-5016) for more information. Posted: 4/21/04.
Director, Research Center for Biodiversity: Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan is seeking a distinguished scientist to be the Director of the newly established Research Center for Biodiversity (RCBAS). The RCBAS is located on the Academia Sinica campus in Nankang, Taipei. Its mission is to promote basic biodiversity research in Taiwan and to advance domestic and international research collaboration in the conservation, education, and sustainable use of biodiversity. RCBAS currently has 19 principal investigators engaged in various disciplines of biodiversity research and will recruit several new members. Qualifications for the new Director include a Ph.D. degree or equivalent, a record of distinguished research accomplishments, and evidence of strong leadership. The initial appointment is for a period of three years (renewable for a second term). The Director will also carry the title of Research Fellow. The salary is competitive. Academia Sinica encourages applications and nominations from all sources by the closing date of May 31, 2004, but will continue to accept late applications until the position is filled. Applications or nominations should include a full curriculum vitae, together with a publication list, five representative reprints, as well as a list of five references (including names, postal and/or e-mail addresses, and phone and/or fax numbers) who have knowledge of the applicant's or nominee's qualifications for the position. These items should be submitted to Dr. Michael Lai, Office of the Vice President, Academia Sinica, Nankang, Taipei 11529, Taiwan. Nominations should have the consent of the nominee. For any additional questions, please contact Dr. Kwang-Tsao Shao at firstname.lastname@example.org. Posted: 4/9/04.
Associate Director, Center for Biodiversity and Conservation: The American Museum of Natural History's Center for Biodiversity and Conservation seeks a Associate Director to work closely with the CBC Director and Program Managers to oversee and coordinate interdisciplinary initiatives in research, capacity building and outreach. The successful candidate will: assume responsibility for day to day scientific, personnel, and budgetary operations of the CBC; work with Program Managers; ensure quality of scientific content and translation accuracy for CBC publications; supervise and organize annual Spring Symposium series; and participate in proposal development and fundraising activities. Candidates must have: Ph.D. in evolutionary biology, ecology, conservation biology, or related field; substantial knowledge of systematics and collections-based research; minimum 5 years managerial and program development experience; and excellent organizational and time-management skills. Spanish proficiency and a minimum of 2 years field experience are preferred. Applications, including a CV, salary requirements and three references should be sent by May 7, 2004 to: Director, Center for Biodiversity and Conservation, American Museum of Natural History, Central Park west at 79th St, New York, NY 10024. Posted: 4/8/04.
Executive Director: The Charles Darwin Foundation (CDF) is an international NGO dedicated to the conservation of the Galapagos Islands, through scientific research, advice to government, training, education and community participation. CDF, which includes a Research Station in Galapagos, with some 200 staff, research students and volunteers, seeks a highly motivated, experienced Executive Director. Based at the Station and responsible for all CDF operations locally, nationally and internationally, s/he will lead CDF in a period of important conservation challenges and opportunities, as well as the restructuring and strengthening of CDF itself. S/he will be an exceptional leader, inspirational and resilient, fluent in English and Spanish, with proven managerial excellence, fund-raising experience, and the ability to understand and apply scientific information to the conservation of this outstanding World Heritage site. Salary package commensurate with experience. Open until filled. Applicants should e-mail CV, letter explaining interest and relevant experience, and names of 3 reference to email@example.com or to Casilla 17-01-3891, Quito, Ecuador (Ref: Executive Director post). Posted: 1/7/04.
Executive Director, International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme: The International Council for Science (ICSU) invites applications for the position of Executive Director of the International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme (IGBP). IGBP is an international research programme dealing with the causes and effects of global change. IGBP is organised under the aegis of ICSU and is headquartered at the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences (RSAS) in Stockholm. IGBP's goal is a systems analysis of planetary composition and dynamics, focusing on the interactive physical, chemical, and biological processes that define Earth System dynamics, and on the role of human activities in these dynamics. The Executive Director, appointed for a 3-year renewable period, will reside in Stockholm. An appointment should be made during the first half of 2004, or as soon as possible thereafter. The salary is negotiable. Deadline: 15 January 2004. For more details, see the full job ad. Posted: 12/5/03.
Director, Carbon Cycle Program: University Corporation for Atmospheric Research. The Climate Change Science Program Office in Washington, D.C., under the auspices of the Joint Office for Science Support (JOSS), seeks a Director for the Carbon Cycle Program Office. This individual will coordinate Carbon Cycle Science program activities among the member U.S. government agencies and coordinate and integrate the research of participating agencies and the principal investigators in the six research elements of the Carbon Cycle Science Plan. Will serve as a physical biological scientist and member of the U.S. Carbon Cycle Science Program Office, and work with the Carbon Cycle Interagency Working Group and scientists, managers, and stakeholders to advance the goals of the U.S. Carbon Cycle Science Program. Requires Ph.D. or equivalent in carbon cycle related field of science (e.g., terrestrial ecology, biogeochemistry, biological oceanography); plus at least three years of scientific research experience. Must have a thorough knowledge of fundamental scientific and research concepts and techniques related to the carbon cycle, global change, ecology, oceanography and/or environmental science. Requires knowledge of scientific and management approaches and an understanding of work planning and budget management processes. This is a term position through 9/30/05, with possibility of extension. View detailed job description at http://www.ucar.edu. Initial consideration will be given to applications received prior to 5/7/2004. Thereafter, applications will be reviewed on an as-needed basis. Apply online or send a scannable resume to 3065 Center Green Drive, Boulder, CO 80301. (Reference job #4105SCI). Posted: 4/8/04.
Program Director: The National Science Foundation’s (NSF) Division of Environmental Biology (DEB) is seeking qualified candidates for current and future positions of PROGRAM DIRECTOR in the following areas of expertise: ecological biology, ecosystem science, population and evolutionary processes, and systematic biology and biodiversity inventories. Positions may be filled by a one- or two-year Visiting Scientist, Intergovernmental Personnel Act (IPA), or Federal Temporary appointment. Annual salary range is $81,602 to $127,168, depending on qualifications and experience. Program Directors are responsible for program planning and administration and furthering the goals of the NSF and DEB. Applicants must possess a Ph.D. or equivalent experience in an appropriate field of biology plus six or more years of successful research, research administration, and/or managerial experience beyond the Ph.D. Familiarity with NSF policies and practices, administrative experience, and recognized stature among peers are desirable. Applicants should submit a resume to: National Science Foundation, Division of Human Resource Management, 4201 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington, VA 22230, Attn: Rotator. For details regarding terms of employment, contact: Ms. Yvonne Woodward (703-292-4386). For scientific or programmatic information, contact: Dr. Quentin Wheeler, Division Director, (703-292-8480, firstname.lastname@example.org). Posted: 11/21/03.
Director, Conservation Research Fellowship Program: The Nature Conservancy seeks a director for the David H. Smith Conservation Research Fellowship Program. This program awards more than $1 million annually in fellowships for postdoctoral and visiting scientists to conduct research on pressing conservation problems affecting TNC sites. The Director provides overall leadership and builds, markets, and manages the program. He or she collaborates as part of a TNC team furthering the general goal of improving conservation through research. The ideal candidate combines strong leadership, management, and communication skills with broad scientific knowledge and a fundamental understanding of how research can help solve real world conservation problems. Ph.D. in conservation biology, ecology, or related field is required. Up to 20 percent of time may be devoted to research at TNC sites. Salary: $70,000 to $80,000. Preferred location is in Arlington, Virginia, with frequent travel. Review full posting at website: http://www.tnc.org before applying. Submit letter, curriculum vitae, and names of three references by January 15, 2004, to: Director Search, David H. Smith Fellows Program, The Nature Conservancy, 4245 N. Fairfax Drive, Arlington, VA 22203. Posted: 11/21/03.
Director, Mid-Continent Ecology Division: Announcement #EPA-04-SES-ORD-6304. EPA is seeking a highly qualified individual to provide executive leadership and management for the Mid-Continent Ecology Division (MED), Duluth, MN. This division is housed within the Office of Research and Development’s National Health and Environmental Effects Research Laboratory (NHEERL). The successful candidate for this position will provide the vision and direction for the conduct of research to increase the Agency’s understanding and predictive capability on the effects of stresses on freshwater ecosystems (including the Great Lakes) and mechanisms of toxicity to aquatic life and wildlife. As such, he/she will lead and manage the planning, development, and implementation of a multimillion-dollar research program. To learn more contact Karen Dean at (919) 541-5037. Qualifications: A bachelors degree (or higher) is required. Desirable applicants will have a doctoral degree (e.g., Ph.D.) in one of the biological or physical sciences and several years of experience managing a research program. Salary Range: This is a Senior Executive Service (SES) position. The salary range is $127,707 to $142,500, depending on qualifications. How to Apply: The official announcement and instructions on how to apply are available at: http://www.usajobs.opm.gov/ Click on Search Jobs, then enter "6304" (the announcement #) in the keyword search field. To be considered for this position, you must submit a full application. Please note that all mandatory executive and technical factors must be addressed. Additional information is available by calling the SES Vacancy Hotline at (202) 564-0400, or writing to: US EPA/OARM/OHROS/SES Team, ATTN: D. Valentine – MailCode-3650A, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W., Washington, DC 20460-0001. US citizenship is required. Closing Date: 1/9/2004. Posted: 11/7/03.
Chief Executive Officer: The Organization for Tropical Studies (OTS) is a consortium of more than 60 universities and research institutions that was founded 40 years ago to provide leadership in education, research, and the responsible use of natural resources in the tropics. The Organization operates major research and teaching facilities in Costa Rica and offers educational programs in Latin America and South Africa. This top position oversees all OTS operations and programs, and is responsible for ensuring the financial health and stability of the Organization, as well as providing a vision for the future. OTS seeks a proven leader with excellent management skills, a distinguished record of professional achievement, and a demonstrated record in the promotion of external relations and fund-raising. Requirements include an advanced degree, a substantial period of relevant professional experience, preferably international; fluency in Spanish is an advantage. The position is based in North Carolina at Duke University. See http://www.ots.duke.edu for further information about OTS and the position. A letter of application with details of professional experience, a résumé, and the names and contact information for three references should be sent to: OTS Search Committee, c/o D. E. Stone, Box 90630, Durham, NC 27708-0630. Tel. 919-684-5774. Closing date: December 15, 2003. Posted: 10/24/03.
Executive Director: American Society of Plant Biologists (www.aspb.org). Reporting to the Executive Committee, the Executive Director will provide vision and leadership to a dynamic society as well as supervision and fiduciary oversight for the society’s staff of 22, a budget over $5.4 million and daily operations. The Executive Director assists the elected leadership and Executive Committee in establishing initiatives for the Society and in overseeing their implementation. S/he will have the energy and foresight to lead the Society into new activities, while providing a stable financial base. Departments directly supervised by the Executive Director include publications, finance and administration, public affairs, and the Education Foundation. Candidates should have 5 or more years of progressive experience in the management of a scientific association, business, government or university organization. Experience working with a Board preferred. Fundraising experience is highly desirable. Strong written, oral, organizational, and interpersonal skills required. An advanced degree in the sciences and/or substantial experience in a scientific society or science publishing preferred. Please forward resume and three names of references electronically by word attachment to email@example.com. Letter should be addressed to Daniel Bush, Chair, Search Committee, ASPB. The Committee will begin the review of applications early December and continue until the position is filled. For further information contact Margot Lansing at Lansing & Associates at 781-237-1754 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Posted: 10/31/03.
Associate Director for Ecology: Vacancy Announcement Number EPA-04-SL-ORD-6302. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency National Exposure Research Laboratory (NERL) located at Durham, NC is seeking highly qualified senior scientific candidates. The Associate Director for Ecology assists and supports the NERL Director in planning, policy implementation, management, direction and control function for the research and related technical programs of the National Laboratory. This includes planning, developing, organizing, directing, and implementing the national ecological exposure research programs. These programs are multi-media (air, water, land) in scope, and are designed to facilitate and reduce uncertainty in risk assessment and risk management. Desirable applicants will have a Bachelor’s degree or higher in one of the biological or physical sciences. Candidates must also have scientific expertise in either ecology or environmental science and have demonstrated leadership in scientific management of state-of-the-art programs in ecological exposure to chemicals and other stressors. In addition, applicants must meet the knowledge, skills, abilities, and technical factors described in the vacancy announcement. Salary ranges from $111,997-$142,500 per annum, commensurate with the level of appointment in the Senior Executive Service. To apply for this position, you must obtain a copy of the vacancy announcement at www.usajobs.opm.gov (click on Job Search and select Senior Executive) and submit an application containing all the requested information by the December 12, 2003 closing date of the announcement. The announcement may also be viewed on the Office of Research and Development site. All applications for this position must be received by the closing date. Questions regarding this vacancy may be directed to the Senior Executive Staff on (202) 564-0400. Posted: 10/24/03.
Earth and Environmental Sciences Division Leader: Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, NM. Summary: Lead the Earth and Environmental Sciences (EES) Division, which is comprised of over three hundred employees in six technical groups plus the Institute for Geophysics and Planetary Physics. For the complete job description and application information, visit http://www.hr.lanl.gov/jps/regjobsearch.stm and search for Job# 205500. Posted: 7/18/03.
President and CEO: The Boyce Thompson Institute for Plant Research, Inc., is seeking nominations and applications for the position of President and Chief Executive Officer. BTI, an international leader in plant biology research, is a non-profit, independent, privately endowed corporation, affiliated with and located on the campus of Cornell University, where it is an active participant in the New Life Sciences Initiative. BTI scientists seek to enhance the understanding of plants for the benefit of people and the environment and have particular strengths in plant development, molecular plant-microbe interactions, and molecular and chemical ecology. BTI has an annual operating budget of $15 million, and employs approximately 60 PhDs, plus scientific and administrative support staff. For more information on BTI and the New Life Sciences Initiative see http://bti.cornell.edu and http://www.genomics.cornell.edu. For the full job ad, see http://bti.cornell.edu/bti2/bti2_page.taf?page=president. Review of applications will begin on August 15, 2003. Posted: 7/10/03.
Director: The Forest and Rangeland Ecosystem Science Center (FRESC) is seeking applications for a permanent full-time position as Center Director. FRESC is a unit of the Biological Resources Discipline of the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) located in Corvallis, Oregon. The primary duties will include: (a) managing of a broad, multidisciplinary program of biological research, inventory and monitoring, and information management; (b) planning, coordinating, and implementing natural resource partnerships with states, other federal agencies, academic institutions, and private groups; and (c) providing supervision, leadership, and guidance to Center staff. A successful candidate will be able to demonstrate a history of proposing, funding, conducting, and publishing in peer-reviewed scientific journals and will have experience with supervision and management. Salary ranges from $93,330 to $121,330 per year plus benefits. To apply go to the USA Jobs website and locate the following announcements: (1) WR-2003-0269 Supervisory Biologist GS-401-15, (2) WR-2003-0270 Supervisory Biologist GS-401-15. For further information about the position contact: Sandy Borges, Human Resoures, Telephone: 650-329-4954. Closing Date: 08/22/2003. Revised: 8/12/03.
Systems Analyst: CSIRO Sustainable Ecosystems, Centre for Arid Zone Research, Alice Springs, Australia. $71k - $97k pa plus Superannuation. Ref: PG:03/39-2. We seek an early-mid career systems analyst with a keen interest in regional studies and in the challenges of integrating the environmental, economic and social outcomes of rangeland land uses. Although we do not expect the successful applicant to have experience in all these areas, he or she will be happy to explore across the boundaries in the context of providing insights into how to better manage the vast extent of inland Australia. We expect applicants to demonstrate their skills in systems analysis and the application of this ability in at least one of social, economic and environmental disciplines, and an interest in the outback. He or she will work well in a small, close team, and be prepared to collaborate widely. The position is for three years with the possibility of becoming indefinite. For selection documentation and details on how to apply visit http://www.csiro.au/careers. Applications close: 16 Nov 2003. Posted: 9/30/03, revised: 11/6/03.
Science Education/Vegetation Phenology: The College of Natural Resources at Utah State University seeks applicants for a two-year postdoctoral position in science and education. Desired background includes programming skills in C/IDL, image processing, GIS, remote sensing, and education/outreach interests. The main task (50-60% effort) will be to organize, plan, and execute an intensive field campaign using student scientists in the GLOBE program (www.globe.gov). Field research will be conducted in Iowa. The successful candidate will be required to interact extensively with other GLOBE principal investigators, students, teachers, and community leaders. Remaining effort will be devoted to remote sensing, modeling, and field measurement of vegetation phenology using GLOBE protocols. Support is available for two years at an annual salary of $36,000 with start date of August/September 2003. Applicants should send a CV, a statement of research and educational interests and approaches, and the names and contact information of three references by August 15, 2003, to: Michael White (email@example.com). Posted: 7/21/03.
Environmental Studies: Faculty in the Environmental Studies Program at Dartmouth College seek one or two post-doctoral research associates for our Luce Foundation Sustainable New England Initiative. This is a research and mentoring program to train interdisciplinary scholars and teachers. Successful candidates will have two advisors (one social scientist, one natural scientist) among the core faculty in the Program (www.dartmouth.edu/~envs) and will have some involvement with undergraduate and graduate education as well as research. Candidates should have a Ph.D. in a relevant natural or social sciences field and an interest in interdisciplinary environmental issues related to forests, agriculture, and watersheds within the Northern Forest of New England. Relevant research topics include (but are not limited to) global change, land use change, forest dynamics, carbon and nitrogen cycling, or biodiversity. The ideal candidate would have the interest and potential to address one or more of these topics in an integrated fashion at the regional or landscape level. We will begin reviewing applications on August 1, 2003. Positions are available for one or two years; start date negotiable. Submit curriculum vitae, statement of scholarly research interests, representative reprints, and names, addresses and email addresses of three references to: Luce Post-Doc Search Committee, Environmental Studies Program, Dartmouth College, 6182 Steele Hall, Hanover, NH 03755-3577. FAX (603) 646-1682. Email inquiries may be addressed to Lucepostfirstname.lastname@example.org. Posted: 7/17/03.
Director of Research: The Holden Arboretum is currently searching for a Director to lead and manage the organization’s research program in plant science. The Director of Research will be the key leader in the strategic formation of a renewed research program encompassing horticulture and conservation science (the plant and its environment), such as molecular genomics, biodiversity, restoration ecology, and other pertinent areas. The Director of Research will lead and manage the organization’s research program in plant science and must exhibit strength in investigation and design of experiment techniques, while fostering an environment of discovery. We seek an individual having either a Ph.D. or a Master’s degree with three years of relevant research management experience. Effective public speaking, statistical analysis, managing staff, budgets, and projects is a must. Master planning experience is a plus. Candidates must have an established scientific presence in their field with refereed publications in reputable journals. The selected candidate will have the opportunity for networking with various universities and potential appointment as an Adjunct Professor. Candidates must have participated at some level in the process of securing funding from external sources such as through grant proposal writing. He or she will be responsible, on limited basis, for public programming on scientific findings. He or she will manage collaborative research activities with scientists from other institutions. Resumes may be sent to the Human Resources Department of the Holden Arboretum by e-mail: email@example.com or mailed to: Douglas M. Dykes, 9500 Sperry Road, Kirtland, OH 44094-5172. Full job ad. Posted: 10/24/03.
Arboretum Director: The University of Central Florida seeks a director for its on-campus, 80-acre arboretum, botanical gardens, and natural areas. Applicants are sought who have a Ph.D. in biology, botany, conservation biology, ecology, environmental education, forestry, horticulture, landscape architecture or a related field and several years of appropriate administrative experience. Those possessing a Masters degree and experience will also be considered. The salary is competitive and includes a comprehensive benefits package. The successful candidate will liaise between the arboretum and the academic and greater Orlando communities. The candidate will be expected to develop a vision for the arboretum and will have the opportunity to interact with the nascent Ph.D. program in Conservation Biology. Further information about the UCF Arboretum can be found at: http://arboretum.ucf.edu/. To apply submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and a list of three references to: Arboretum Search Committee c/o John Miner, Office of Research, 12443 Research Parkway, Suite 207, University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL 32826. Review will begin November 3rd, 2003. Posted: 9/15/03.
Plant Biology: Sweet Briar College announces a one-year position with the possibility of renewal in the Department of Biology. Teaching duties include two plant biology courses and both semesters of an introductory biology sequence. This position is ideal for a recent Ph.D. interested in gaining teaching experience. Review of applications begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Starting date is July 1, 2004. Submit a cover letter, statement of teaching interests, transcripts (unofficial copies are acceptable) and names of three references to: Dr. Robin Davies, Sweet Briar College, Sweet Briar, VA 24595. Email applications are acceptable, to: firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information, you may contact Linda Fink at email@example.com. Posted: 2/17/04.
Ectomycorrhizosphere Biochemistry: Post-doc required to study ectomycorrhizosphere biochemistry of Douglas-fir seedlings regenerating after wildfire. A multidisciplinary team with secure funding from an NSERC Special Research Opportunity Grant requires a PDF with skills in soil biochemistry. The objective of the project is to study the functional diversity of ectomycorrhizal fungi in situ, using a root-window approach. We will be comparing ectomycorrhizas on seedlings in plots exposed to different severities of disturbance from wildfire and clear-cut logging. The PDF will be responsible for quantifying activities of degradative enzymes in the mycorrhizospheres. Other PDFs and grad students will probe for genes related to N-cycling, will examine soil mineralogy, will identify the ectomycorrhizal fungi and will examine seedling physiology. The results of these studies will be spatially integrated. Faculty involved in the project are based at Okanagan University College, the University of Northern British Columbia and the University of British Columbia-Vancouver. The soil biochemistry work will be conducted at Okanagan University College (to become the University of British Columbia – Okanagan in Sept. 2005) in Kelowna, under the supervision of Dr. Melanie Jones. The position is funded through April 2006 at Cdn $35,000 per annum and is available immediately. Please contact Dr. Melanie Jones at firstname.lastname@example.org. Posted: 4/29/04.
Mycorrhizal Ecologist: Landcare Research seek a mycorrhizal ecologist to work within our Ecosystem Process team on research aimed at improving our understanding of forest dynamics. This involves collaboration in projects that determine processes driving the structure, composition and functioning of forests and shrublands, and integrates these results into process-based models. The position will be based in Lincoln, about 20 km from Christchurch, NZ. New Zealand's natural rainforests are dominated by Nothofagus species, which form ectomycorrhizae, and by a range of other angiosperms and podocarps, which form arbuscular mycorrhizae. Remarkably little work has been performed on the role of mycorrhizae in these forests and we therefore believe that there are significant research opportunities for novel work to be conducted in them. The expectation is that the successful applicant will set up research projects in collaboration with other Landcare Research scientists working in forest ecology, notably Rob Allen, David Wardle, Peter Bellingham and Duane Peltzer. Applicants should have a PhD, or equivalent, in plant or soil ecology and preferably post-doctoral experience. Experience in research on mycorrhizal ecology in natural systems is required. Applicants having experience with the functional role of mycorrhizae in forests are particularly sought, however, applicants with strong mycorrhizal identification skills or who use experimental approaches for understanding mycorrhizal ecology should apply. A demonstrated ability to publish research results in the international literature is necessary. Knowledge and experience in dealing with the users of research would be helpful. Applications close April 30, 2004. Further details, position descriptions and application forms from, and written applications to: Bernie Ryan, Human Resources Advisor, Landcare Research, PO Box 69, Lincoln, New Zealand. Telephone +64 3 325-6700, Fax +64 3 325-2418 (RyanB@landcareresearch.co.nz). Informal inquiries can be sent to Duane Peltzer (PeltzerD@LandcareResearch.co.nz). Posted: 3/1/04.
Mycologist: Assistant or Associate Professional Scientist, Illinois Natural History Survey, Center for Biodiversity, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign campus (state funded, full-time). The mycologist will conduct innovative collection-based research on fungal systematics and/or biodiversity with relevance to the midwestern U.S. and additional emphasis on one or more of the following topics: biotic inventory, biogeography, conservation biology, ecology, genomic analysis, molecular and morphological phylogenetics, symbiosis, and taxonomy. A Ph.D. (by starting date) in mycology or a related discipline is required, with a demonstrated organismal focus. Salary: $45k-$55k plus benefits. For more information, see the full job ad or contact Dr. Chris Dietrich (217-244-7408, email@example.com). Deadline: January 16, 2004. Posted: 12/9/03.
Spatial Patterns, Ectomycorrhizae: A postdoctoral research position to study spatial patterns of ectomycorrhizal community structure in response to hemlock decline resulting from hemlock woolly adelgid infestation is available beginning summer 2004, at the Louis Calder Center of Fordham University. This 2.5 year position is funded by a grant from the USDA’s Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service. The individual selected must have a PhD in Ecology, Molecular Biology, Mycology, Geostatistics, or a related field, and at least some experience with microscopic and molecular identification of fungi. Experience with analysis of spatial patterns in community structure would be advantageous. Duties will include assessment of fungal community composition in soil cores and on bait seedlings, and monitoring of long-term field plots. Development of related experiments is expected. Interested individuals should contact Jim Lewis [firstname.lastname@example.org; (914) 273-3078 ext. 24], Amy Tuininga [email@example.com; (914) 273-3078 ext. 13], or Jacqui Johnson [firstname.lastname@example.org; (914) 273-3078 ext. 10] at The Louis Calder Center, 53 Whippoorwill Road, Box 887, Armonk, NY 10504. Applications should be submitted by January 16, 2004, and should include a CV, statement of research background and goals, and names and contact information of three references. Posted: 12/19/03.
Geospatial Analysis: Applications are invited for an Assistant Professor of the Practice of Geospatial Analysis position (9 month, regular rank, non-tenure), beginning August 2004. We are searching for an individual interested in developing graduate level curricula and a focused research program that directly joins geospatial analysis tools and technologies with environmental science and management research and practice. Responsibilities are primarily graduate instruction, with a secondary emphasis on research and research support. The Nicholas School has particular strength in the areas of conservation science, ecosystem management, watershed ecology, environmental health, environmental economics and policy, and earth sciences. Full job ad. Geospatial Analysis Program description. Send a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, reprints, and names and contact information for three references to: Patrick N. Halpin, Chair, Geospatial Analysis Search Committee, Nicholas School of the Environment and Earth Sciences, Duke University, Durham, NC 27708-0328. Consideration of applicants will begin December 15. Inquiries may be directed to Pat Halpin via email (email@example.com). Posted: 11/3/03.
Lecturer in Spatial Sciences: Spatial Sciences Laboratory, Department of Forest Science, College of Agricultural and Life Science, Texas A&M University 9- or 12-month appointment. Annual reappointment contingent upon satisfactory performance and available funds. This position involves teaching a minimum of three undergraduate and graduate courses at the introductory level e.g. Geographic Information System for natural resources. This position is also expected to advise students in interdisciplinary programs of the Spatial Sciences Laboratory. There will also be opportunities for research with faculty in the natural and environmental sciences who have active research programs in various related disciplines. Qualifications: Ph.D (Lecturer) or M.S. (Assistant Lecturer) degree with experience and interest in teaching spatial sciences courses and emphasizing quantitative research in spatial information systems in a natural resources context; experience with collection and analyses of GIS, GPS and remote sensing data to solve natural resource problems; sound understanding of spatial statistics, GIS and RS software, relational data bases, and systems analyses; potential to generate external funding; and excellent verbal and written communication skills. Preferred: Teaching experience in introductory and advanced spatial sciences topics. Proficiency in the use of ArcGIS, ArcInfo, ArcView and related spatial analysis software programs. Closing Date: 1 November 2003 or until a suitable candidate is found Application: Send resume, all university transcripts, reprints of most recent publications, a statement of your teaching and research interests, and have at least 3 letters of reference sent directly to: Dr. R. Srinivasan, Spatial Sciences Laboratory 1500 Research Parkway, Suite B223 College Station, Texas 77845. Further Information: Dr. R. Srinivasan (firstname.lastname@example.org). Posted: 9/15/03.
Coastal Resources Analyst: Location: duty-stationed at Fort Collins, Colorado at the National Park Service Water Resources Division. Responsibilities include assisting the National Park Service with planning, implementation and technical support of the coastal and marine component of a national watershed condition assessment, protection, and restoration program. The position will be through Texas A&M University Department of Recreation, Park, and Tourism Sciences and be supervised by the Department Head. The Research Scientist will work mainly with the Water Resources Division of the National Park Service and other coastal resource programs including Sea Grant institutes, and the Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Unit (CESU) network. The Coastal Resource Analyst will be responsible for coordinating assessments and reports describing the condition and impairments of water resources in coastal parks, and designing methods for coastal watershed assessments in the National Park System. The position will also be responsible for directing graduate students and developing teams with federal agencies and partner universities through the Gulf Coast CESU and the national CESU network. Salary will be based on experience. Qualifications: The CRA should have Ph.D. or equivalent experience that includes a major field of study in marine biology, oceanography, marine ecology, or natural resource management with a marine emphasis. In addition, the CRA should have the following skills: (1) Knowledge of the principles of coastal watershed assessments including estuarine processes, coastal circulatory dynamics, near shore and offshore marine environments, coastal resource extraction practices, water quality impairment and land use impacts. (2) Experience with hydrological modeling, remote sensing, GIS, and spatial data evaluation. (3) Ability to lead a team of experts including hydrologists, users groups, resource managers and academics to produce comprehensive coastal resources and watershed assessments and reports. (4) Strong written and oral communication skills. Appointment Date: On or before June 1, 2004. This position is a two-year position renewable for up to four years. Application Procedure: Submit letter of application curriculum vitae, names of three references, sample writings and other supporting materials to: Chair, Search Committee Coastal Resources, Department of Recreation, Park, and Tourism Sciences, 2261 TAMU, College Station, TX 77843-2261. Inquiries can be directed to Dr. Gillian Bowser(979) 845-9787, E-Mail: email@example.com. Application review will begin on April 30 and continue until the position is filled. Posted: 4/13/04.
Water Issues and Urban Growth: The Center for Environmental Studies at Arizona State University is seeking applications for two Postdoctoral Research Associate positions. (1) Job # 7924 Water use, history, economics, or policy. Seeking researcher with expertise in water-related issues from the perspective of either history of water use, history of agriculture, relation to climate, economics, policy or law. The successful candidate will work with researchers in both natural and social sciences that are involved with several long-term projects on the relationship of climate, water use, irrigation agriculture, and urban growth in Central Arizona over the past 150 years. Incumbent will report directly to Charles Redman, Director of the Center for Environmental Studies and Ann Kinzig, Associate Professor of Life Sciences. Initial term is for one year, renewable. (2) Job #7923 Patterns and processes of urban growth. Seeking researcher with expertise in urban-growth related issues to work as part of ASU's newly established Consortium for the Study of Rapidly Urbanizing Regions. The successful candidate will be expected to develop a research program that includes a focus on urban growth in the Phoenix region (in collaboration with Central Arizona-Phoenix Long Term Ecological researchers) and investigates urban growth in a comparative framework (in collaboration with Urban Environmental Monitoring project scientists). The incumbent will report directly to Charles Redman, Director of the Consortium, interact with students in an Integrated Graduate Education, Research, and Training (IGERT) program in urban ecology, and collaborate with scientists from a wide variety of disciplines. Initial term is for one year, renewable. Both positions: Applicants must submit a cover letter explaining interest in the position and relevant expertise, Curriculum Vitae, name, phone number and email addresses of 3 references, and reprints (no more than 3) to Linda Williams, Postdoc Search (specify Water or Urban Growth), Center for Environmental Studies, Box 873211, Arizona State University, Tempe AZ 85287-3211. Applications due August 15th; if not filled the 15th and 30th of each month thereafter, until search closed. For inquiries, job description, required and desired qualifications contact: Linda Williams (480-965-0867, firstname.lastname@example.org). Position contingent upon funding. Posted: 6/29/04.
Hydrology Research Leader: - Physical Scientist / Hydrologist /Meteorologist / Soil Scientist / Environmental Engineer (GS 14/15, Salary Range $81,602-124,783). The USDA-ARS Hydrology and Remote Sensing Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland is seeking a permanent full-time research leader to (1) lead a multidisciplinary and multi-faceted research program that addresses issues concerning hydrology, climate change, remote sensing, soil quality and water quality; (2) engage stakeholders having interests in the lab's research and (3) conduct personal research in the program areas. For program information see http://hydrolab.arsusda.gov or contact Dr. Walter Rawls at 301 504-8745. Doctorate degree is desirable. U. S. citizenship required. For application information see here and select vacancy announcement number ARS-X4E-0080. To have a printed copy of the full vacancy announcement mailed to you, call Tina Short at 301 504-1393. Applications must be marked ARS-X4E-0080 and postmarked by the March 15, 2004 closing date. Posted: 1/6/04.
Hydrology: Applications are invited for a post-doctoral research position at the National Risk Management Research Laboratory, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in the area of hydrology, and specifically addressing sustainable watershed managment. The National Risk Management Research Laboratory has established a multidisciplinary research group of Ph.D. level researchers (economists, ecologists, hydrologists, physicists, and engineers) to work on the development of both theoretical and practical approaches to comprehensive sustainable environmental systems management. Sustainable watershed management necessarily involves the consideration of ecological, economic, engineering, and social dynamics. This research should lead to the development of concepts, methods, and software tools that can be used by the public and the U.S. EPA in considering sustainable strategies for managing runoff processes under varying levels and configurations of urbanization. The Laboratory has a strong research effort in this area providing the prospective candidate with a stimulating environment. A Ph. D. in hydrology, water resources engineering, hydraulic engineering, environmental science, or in a closely related area is required. A strong background in techniques and methods in field hydrology, mathematical modeling of hydrologic data, and experience with common geographic information systems is important. Good written and oral communication are necessary; and a consistent publication record is a plus. The appointment will initially be for full-time research for one year, which is renewable for up to three years. The annual stipend is $54,000. There is an allowance for professional travel. Inbound moving expenses are reimbursed according to established policies up to a maximum of $5000. U.S. citizenship, permanent resident alien status, or appropriate visa is required. To be considered for this position, a completed application must be received by the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education by October 15th, 2003. For application materials contact: ORISE Postgraduate Research Program, Attn: Linda McCamant, Group Manager, P O. Box 117, Mail Stop 36, Oak Ridge, Tennessee 37831-0117. Tel. (865) 576-1089, Fax (865) 241-5220. For technical questions about the project, contact: Dr. Bill Shuster, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 26 W. Martin Luther King Drive, Cincinnati, OH 45268. E-Mail: email@example.com. Posted: 9/15/03.
Endangered Species Project Analyst: Natural Heritage & Endangered Species Program of the Massachusetts Division of Fisheries and Wildlife. For details, see the full announcement on the state's job website or go to http://ceo.hrd.state.ma.us and click in through the agency button, and choose Department of Fisheries and Game, Conservation Biologist III. Deadline: 2/24/04. Posted: 2/13/04.
Science Associate: The American Institute of Biological Sciences seeks a Science Associate to join the staff of its project on Infrastructure for Biology at Regional to Continental Scales. Through this project, AIBS is catalyzing activity in the scientific community surrounding next-generation biological research infrastructure. A current central focus of the effort is the establishment of the National Ecological Observatory Network. We seek an individual to work under the direction of the IBRCS Program Director on the following activities: • Organizing and running workshops and meetings, • Coordinating multi-author reports, • Developing and writing outreach material, • Representing AIBS at scientific meetings, • Developing and compiling databases related to biological research infrastructure. This is a diverse position in a small-office setting that requires scientific training, administrative acumen, and a willingness to roll up your sleeves and pitch in regardless of the task. The successful candidate will interact with the biological research and education communities and various government agencies, among others, and thus must demonstrate superior written and verbal communication skills with different kinds of audiences. We expect a high degree of computer competency and prefer candidates with an advanced degree in the biological or environmental sciences and a familiarity with NEON's goals. This is a full-time, salaried position in the AIBS Headquarters, centrally located in downtown Washington, DC, for an initial period of 12 months. Salary to the mid-$30s. Benefits include healthcare and retirement plan. Send cover letter and resume to IBRCS Program Director, Science Associate Search, AIBS, 1444 Eye St. NW, Suite 200, Washington, DC 20005, FAX; 202-628-1509, firstname.lastname@example.org. The position will remain open until filled. Posted: 11/6/03.
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