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Last update: 7/1/2005 (post dates from the last two weeks in red)
Review or close date
|Population Biology||University of Nebraska||8/1/05||6/8/05|
|Insect Ecology/Climate Change/Modeling||University of Wisconsin, Madison||7/31/05||6/8/05|
|Conservation Biologist||Smithsonian National Zoo||7/22/05||7/1/05|
|Evolutionary Molecular Genetics/Chemical Ecology, Moths||North Carolina State University||7/20/05||6/20/05|
|Riparian Restoration Ecology||Academy of Natural Science||7/18/05||6/28/05|
|Plant Community Response to Climate Change||University of Tübingen (Germany)||7/15/05||6/7/05|
|Marine Ecology||Australian Institute of Marine Science||7/11/05||6/3/05|
|Ecology/Ecotoxicology/Conservation Biology||U.S. EPA National Center for Environmental Assessment||7/1/05||6/21/05|
|Ecological Genomics||Kansas State University||7/1/05||6/20/05|
|Plant Ecology/Ecophysiology||Texas Agricultural Experiment Station||6/30/05||5/24/05|
|Marine Ecology (3 positions)||Duke University Marine Laboratory||6/28/05|
|Applied Plant Disease Ecology/GIS||Kansas State University||6/27/05||6/13/05|
|Program Coordinator, Ecosystem Management||University of Georgia||6/24/05||6/2/05|
|Editor, Functional Ecology||British Ecological Society||6/24/05||4/4/05|
|Fish Community Ecology||Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières||6/20/05|
|Aquatic Ecotoxicology||University of Notre Dame||6/20/05||6/7/05|
|Physiological Ecology of Invasive Plants||Florida Atlantic University||6/17/05||6/2/05|
|Ecosystem Ecologist/Biogeochemist||Florida International University||6/15/05||6/6/05|
|Aquatic Population Biology and Genetics||Oregon State University||6/15/05||6/2/05|
|Aquatic Ecosystem Ecology||Leibniz-Institut für Meereswissenschaften (Germany)||6/15/05||5/27/05|
|Ecology and Evolution (Teaching & Research)||Texas State University||6/13/05|
|Forestry Program Officer||NatureServe||6/10/05||5/25/05|
|Ecology of Infectious Disease||Institute of Ecosystem Studies||6/10/05||5/17/05|
|Terrestrial Nitrogen Cycling||Pennsylvania State University||6/10/05||5/4/05|
|Mammal Evolutionary Physiology||University of Nevada, Reno||6/9/05|
|Environmental Science||Villanova University||6/9/05|
|Visiting Instructor, Rangeland Plants||University of Arizona||6/7/05|
|Forest Ecosystem Ecology/Nutrient Cycling||University of Wisconsin-Madison||6/7/05|
|Urban Ecology Research Lab Manager||University of Washington||6/3/05|
|Inventory and Monitoring Ecologist||National Park Service||6/3/05||5/25/05|
|Quantitative Ecology||USGS - National Wetlands Research Center||6/2/05|
|Plant Eco-physiologist||Louisiana State University||6/2/05|
|Ecological/Evolutionary Genetics||University of Alaska Fairbanks||6/1/05||4/21/05|
|Greenhouse Gas Emissions/Policy||United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (Germany)||5/31/05||5/11/05|
|Botanical Garden Academic Director||Organization for Tropical Studies (Costa Rica)||5/30/05||5/11/05|
|Ecology and Evolution of Plant-Enemy Interactions||University of Chicago||5/30/05||4/29/05|
|Landscape Ecologist||South Florida Water Management District||5/27/05|
|Division Director - Coastal Ecosystems||South Florida Water Management District||5/27/05||Senior Environmental Scientist||South Florida Water Management District||5/27/05|
|Chief Environmental Scientist||South Florida Water Management District||5/27/05|
|Aquatic Systems Management and Restoration||St. Johns River Water Management District||5/27/05||5/6/05|
|Pelagic Fisheries Ecologist||Gulf of Maine Research Institute||5/27/05||4/8/05|
|Plant-Herbivore Interactions||Cornell University||5/26/05|
|Ecological Modelling, Invasive Plants||CSIRO Entomology||5/23/05|
|Watershed Hydrology||South Dakota State University||5/20/05||4/13/05|
|Plant Physiology/Ecology/Evolution||University of Arizona||5/18/05|
|Global Scale Ecology of Terrestrial Vertebrates||University of California San Diego||5/15/05||4/21/05|
|Hydroecology and River Science||Connecticut River Hydroecologup||5/15/05||3/31/05|
|Plant Physiological Ecology||USGS (Nevada)||5/9/05|
|Aquatic Community Ecology||Florida International University||5/9/05|
|Evolution of Plant Invasiveness||University of Vermont||5/8/05||4/29/05|
|Forest Ecology||USDA Forest Service||5/6/05|
|Coordinator, Environmental Management Research||Pinellas County (FL) Environmental Lands Division||5/1/05||4/8/05|
|Plant Evolutionary Ecology||University of Pittsburgh||5/1/05||4/1/05|
|Field Station Manager||University of California at Merced||5/1/05||3/28/05|
|Evolutionary Ecology and Genetics||Harvard University||4/30/05||4/8/05|
|Plant Physiological Ecology/Community Dynamics||University of Arizona||4/29/05|
|Forest Fires/Spatial Ecology||University of Alberta||4/22/05|
|Marine Biogeochemistry||University of Pennsylvania||4/25/05||3/3/05|
|Research Hydrologist||USDA Forest Service||4/22/05|
|Marine Community Ecology||University of Chicago||4/21/05|
|Invasive Plant Research||Florida Atlantic University||4/20/05||4/12/05|
|Visiting Instructor of Biology||Juniata College||4/15/05|
|Organismic and Evolutionary Biology||University of Massachusetts Amherst||4/15/05||4/1/05|
|Restoration Ecologist||Eastern Nevada Landscape Coalition||4/15/05||3/8/05|
|Director of Ecosystem Management||University of California Santa Barbara||4/11/05||3/21/05|
|Applied Stream Ecology||University of Idaho||4/8/05||3/16/05|
|Marine Scientist||University of California Davis||4/6/05||3/7/05|
|Sustainable Systems Theory||US Environmental Protection Agency||4/1/05|
|Marine Biology||Bowdoin College||4/1/05||3/14/05|
|Invasive Species and Climate Change||Princeton University||4/1/05||3/4/05|
|Conservation Ecologist/GIS Analyst||SUNY-ESF||4/1/05||1/31/05|
|Ecosystem Ecology||Oak Ridge National Laboratory||3/31/05||1/25/05|
|Human Health and Ecosystems||US EPA Office of Research and Development||3/31/05||1/12/05|
|Ecoinformatics||University of California, Santa Barbara||3/28/05|
|Plant Ecologist||U.S. Geological Survey||3/28/05|
|Plant Virus Biodiversity and Ecology||Oklahoma State University et al.||3/28/05|
|Mathematical/Statistical Microbial Ecology||University of California - Merced||3/28/05|
|Regional Conservation Scientist||Massachusetts Audubon Society||3/28/05|
|Water Resources Scientist||USDA-Forest Service (Minnesota)||3/25/05||3/3/05|
|Ecosystem Science and Policy||The Heinz Center||3/23/05|
|Marine Ecologist||I.M. Systems Group, Inc||3/18/05||3/2/05|
|Lecturer, Ecology and Evolution||Columbia University||3/18/05||2/24/05|
|Forest Modelling||University of Cambridge (UK)||3/18/05||2/16/05|
|Water Modeling||University of British Columbia (Okanagan)||3/16/05|
|Insect Evolutionary Physiology||Illinois State University||3/15/05||3/7/05|
|Marine Ecosystem-Based Management||University of California, Santa Barbara||3/15/05||2/9/05|
|Tropical Forest Ecology||Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute/Harvard||3/14/05|
|Lecturer, Ecology/Population Biology||Imperial College London (UK)||3/11/05||2/18/05|
|Manager, Bodega Marine Reserve||University of California, Davis||3/11/05||2/11/05|
|Ecosystem Science||Colgate University||3/11/05||2/9/05|
|Genomics/Plant Physiology & Ecosystem Function (3 positions)||UC Berkeley, Lawrence Berkeley National Lab||3/10/05|
|Director of International Programs||American Bird Conservancy||3/10/05||2/17/05|
|Plant Ecophysiologist/Ecosystem Ecologist||University of Alaska Anchorage||3/4/05||2/21/05|
|Micrometerologist/Plant Ecophysiologist/Ecosystem Ecologist||University of Alaska Anchorage||3/4/05||2/21/05|
|Stable Isotope Analyst||University of Alaska Anchorage||3/4/05||2/21/05|
|Plant Ecologist||Institute for Applied Ecology||3/4/05||2/11/05|
|Ecological Monitoring||American Samoa Environmental Protection Agency||3/4/05||2/9/05|
|Micrometeorology/Carbon Cycle Science||University of Minnesota||3/1/05|
|Ecological Genomics (2 positions)||Kansas State University||3/1/05||2/7/05|
|Human Health and the Environment||US EPA ORD NHEERL||2/28/05||1/12/05|
|Plant Physiology and Ecology||Harvard University||2/18/05||2/3/05|
|Vertebrate Ecology/Monitoring||Organization for Tropical Studies||2/15/05|
|Bird Conservation Ecology||Mississippi State University||2/15/05|
|Arthropod Food Webs & Insect-Plant Interactions||Kansas State University||2/15/05||1/31/05|
|Forest Ecology||University of Toronto||2/15/05||1/21/05|
|Riparian Ecology||Montana State University||2/15/05||12/20/04|
|Conservation Biology Instructor||Wheaton College||2/15/05||12/17/04|
|Marine Ecology||US EPA, Atlantic Ecology Division (Rhode Island)||2/14/05|
|Hydrology/Biogeochemistry Integration||Auburn University||2/14/05|
|Program Dean||School for Field Studies||2/11/05|
|Forest Change Specialist||USDA Forest Service (Utah)||2/11/05||1/28/05|
|Marine Ecology||University of North Carolina||2/10/05|
|Ecology||Iowa State University||2/9/05|
|Fishery Biologist||National Park Service||2/7/05||1/11/05|
|Director, Sustainability Indicators Program||Redefining Progress||2/4/05|
|Restoration Ecologist||Everglades National Park||2/4/05||1/25/05|
|Forest Modeling||Duke University||2/3/05|
|Mathematical/Statistical Ecology (3 positions)||UC-Davis/NC State/UW-Madison||2/3/05|
|Environmental Science/Environmental Engineering||University of Minnesota||2/1/05||1/28/05|
|Plant-Insect Interactions||Muhlenberg College||2/1/05||1/12/05|
|Lecturer, Environmental Studies||Santa Clara University||2/1/05||12/3/04|
|Lecturer in Environmental Science||University of Nevada, Reno||1/31/05||1/13/05|
|Stable Isotopes & Biosphere-Atmosphere Interactions||University of Lethbridge (Alberta)||1/30/05||1/12/05|
|Marine Ecophysiology||Old Dominion University||1/28/05|
|Director, Upper Midwest Environmental Sciences Center||United States Geological Survey||1/28/05|
|Insect Evolutionary Physiology||University of South Dakota||1/25/05|
|Ecosystem Modeling/Ecology||Rutgers University||1/20/05||1/6/05|
|Forest Hydrology/Stable Isotopes||University of Idaho||1/17/05||1/6/05|
|Coordinator, Ecosystem Science and Sustainability Initiative||University of Minnesota||1/15/05||1/7/05|
|Carbon Sequestration||Smithsonian Environmental Research Center||1/15/05||1/5/05||Ecosystem Ecology/Physiology||University of Minnesota||1/15/05||12/20/04|
|Insect Ecophysiology||University of Maryland||1/15/05||12/7/04|
|Tropical Research||Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute||1/15/05||11/29/04|
|Population Biology||University of California Davis||1/14/05||12/20/04|
|Microbiologist or Plant Physiologist||USDA-ARS Invasive Weeds Management Unit||1/7/05|
|Theoretical Aquatic Ecology||Michigan State University||12/31/04||11/22/04|
|Carbon Cycle Modeling||Utah State University||12/22/04|
|Entomologist/Ecologist||USDA Invasive Plant Research Laboratory||12/22/04|
|Ecological and Evolutionary Morphology||Iowa State University||12/21/04|
|Statistical Ecology||University of Chicago||12/20/04|
|Air Emissions from Dairy Operations||Colorado State University||12/17/04||11/17/04|
|Research Coordinator, Chesapeake watershed ecosystem||National Park Service||12/17/04||10/28/04|
|Plant Physiological Ecologist||Oak Ridge National Laboratory||12/16/04|
|Climate/Global Change Science and Policy||Arizona State University||12/15/04||12/2/04|
|Algal Ecology and Environmental Assessment||Michigan State University||12/15/04||11/18/04|
|Executive Scientist, Marine Ecosystem Dynamics||Rutgers University||12/15/04||10/22/04|
|Greenhouse Gas Emissions||AgCert International LLC||12/15/04||10/20/04|
|Disease Ecology||University of Tennessee||12/15/04||10/8/04|
|Ecology||University of California, Santa Barbara||12/15/04||9/30/04|
|Carbon Cycle Science||SAIC/USGS EROS Data Center||12/10/04|
|Ecological Sustainability||University of Maryland||12/10/04||10/21/04|
|Ecology of Container Mosquitoes||University of Florida||12/9/04|
|Climate/Global Change Science and Policy||Union of Concerned Scientists||12/3/04||11/11/04|
|Senior Researcher, C Exchange||Landcare Research (New Zealand)||12/3/04||11/10/04|
|Landscape Ecology and Modelling||University of Alberta||12/2/04|
|Advising Coordinator, Ecology & Evolution||University of Arizona||12/2/04|
|Applied GIS||University of Massachusetts Boston||12/1/04||11/17/04|
|Marine Scientist||World Wildlife Fund||12/1/04||10/25/04|
|Forest Ecology, Entomology, and Management||University of Missouri-St. Louis||12/1/04||10/21/04|
|Large-scale Tropical Ecology||Univesity of Puerto Rico-Rio Piedras||12/1/04||10/20/04|
|Microbial Sciences||Harvard University||12/1/04||9/28/04|
|Aquatic Insect Ecology||University of Tennessee||11/25/04||10/20/04|
|Evolutionary Ecology of Zooplankton||University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign||11/22/04||10/26/04|
|Terrestrial Mammal Ecologist||LGL Alaska Research Associates, Inc.||11/19/04|
|Marine Science Programs Coordinator||Oregon State University||11/19/04||11/2/04|
|Chief, Watershed Ecology Branch||US Environmental Protection Agency||11/19/04||10/22/04|
|Human Health and Ecology||US Environmental Protection Agency||11/19/04||10/1/04|
|Biology (sabbatical replacement)||Gustavus Adolphus College||11/18/04|
|Stable Isotope Biogeochemistry and Soil Genomics||Northern Arizona University||11/16/04|
|Biodiversity||University of British Columbia||11/15/04||9/28/04|
|Plant Community Ecology||University of Kansas||11/15/04||9/7/04|
|Plant-Animal Interactions/Community Evolution||University of California, Davis||11/15/04||9/3/04|
|Invasive Plant Research||USDA-ARS||11/12/04||10/22/04|
|Aquatic Ecologist||The Nature Conservancy||11/8/04|
|Phytoremediation/Biogeochemistry||University of Texas at San Antonio||11/3/04|
|Conservation Planning in Madagascar||Princeton University||11/3/04|
|Evolution of Tritrophic Interactions||University of California, Riverside||11/1/04||9/14/04|
|Senior Director, Tropical Biodiversity||Conservation International||10/31/04||9/28/04|
|Micrometeorology/Biosphere-Atmosphere Interactions||University of Minnesota||10/30/04||10/1/04|
|Marine Ecology and Ecophysiology||Oregon State University||10/29/04||9/27/04|
|Ecological Information Manager||Kansas State University||10/29/04||9/27/04|
|Ecological Sustainability||US Environmental Protection Agency||10/29/04||9/7/04|
|Plant Ecology||Archbold Biological Station||10/27/04|
|GIS & Global Change||Rutgers-Newark||10/27/04|
|Chief Conservation Officer||Catalina Island Conservancy||10/25/04|
|Soil Microbial Stress Ecology||University of California, Santa Barbara||10/25/04|
|Director, Invasive Species Initiative||The Nature Conservancy||10/22/04||9/16/04|
|Stable Isotope Ecology||University of Wyoming||10/21/04|
|Landscape Fire Modeling||Ontario Forest Research Institute||10/21/04|
|Stream Ecology||Smithsonian Environmental Research Center||10/15/04||9/27/04|
|Marine Ecology (3 positions)||Gulf of Maine Research Institute||10/15/04||8/27/04|
|Quantitative Ecologist||National Park Service||10/8/04||9/10/04|
|Climate & Global Change Program||NOAA/UCAR||10/7/04|
|Applied Stream Ecology||University of Notre Dame||10/1/04||9/2/04|
|Vertebrate Behavior and Ecology||University of Texas Marine Science Institute||10/1/04||8/31/04|
|Carbon Cycle Science||University of Utah||10/1/04||8/12/04|
|Mathematical Plant Ecology||Michigan State University||10/1/04||8/2/04|
|Population Genetics/Molecular Ecology||Texas A&M University||9/30/04|
|Fisheries Ecologist||H.T. Harvey & Associates||9/30/04|
|Salt Marsh Restoration Ecology||H.T. Harvey & Associates||9/30/04|
|Aquatic Ecology/Fisheries/Env Chemistry||University of Toronto||9/30/04||9/27/04|
|Astrobiology (Senior Position)||NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory||9/30/04||7/19/04|
|Lake Ecosystem Modeler||NOAA Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory||9/30/04||7/6/04|
|Ecology||US Environmental Protection Agency||9/29/04||9/13/04|
|Aquatic Ecology||Alberta Ingenuity Centre for Water Research||9/28/04|
|Fish Population and Community Modeler||Louisiana State University||9/28/04|
|Ecology (several positions)||American Institute of Biological Sciences||9/27/04|
|Biogeochemistry||University of Texas at San Antonio||9/27/04|
|Modeling Land Use Effects on C||South Dakota State University||9/24/04||9/16/04|
|Pollutant Exposure Research||US EPA NERL||9/24/04||8/16/04|
|Conservation Genetics/Ecology||USDA Forest Service||9/23/04||8/2/04|
|Ecology and Hydrology||Alcoa World Alumina Australia||9/20/04||9/8/04|
|Disease Ecology and Evolution||University of Tulsa||9/17/04|
|Tropical Forest Ecology||Harvard University||9/17/04|
|Evolutionary Dynamics of Networks||University of Manchester (England)||9/17/04||9/3/04|
|Ecosystem Modeler||Colorado State University||9/15/04||8/9/04|
|Quantitative Ecologist||National Park Service||9/14/04||8/27/04|
|Microbial/Amphibian Ecology||James Madison University||9/10/04|
|Ecology of Mosquito-Host-Pathogen Interactions||Illinois Natural History Survey||9/10/04||8/26/04|
|Spatial Ecology/Insect Ecology||University of Alberta||9/8/04|
|Disease Ecology||California State University||9/7/04||8/10/04|
|Hydrologist/Ecologist||USDA Forest Service (Colorado)||9/3/04||8/10/04|
|Ecosystem Modeling||University of Michigan||9/1/04|
|Wildlife Conservation Ecology||Colorado State University||9/1/04||8/4/04|
|Global Soil Biodiversity & Ecosystem Processes||Colorado State University||9/1/04||7/28/04|
|Evolutionary Genetics of Invasive Plants||University of California Davis||9/1/04||7/28/04|
|Stable Isotope Mass Spectrometry||University of Regina (Canada)||8/31/04||7/6/04|
|Plant Physiologist||USDA, ARS (North Dakota)||8/30/04||8/4/04|
|Terrestrial Ecology and Remote Sensing||University of Montana||8/30/04||7/28/04|
|Forest Management/Water Quality||Louisiana State University||8/27/04|
|Spatial/Landscape Ecology of Lyme Disease Risk||Institute of Ecosystems Studies||8/20/04||7/26/04|
|Manatee Demographic Modeling||Johnson Controls World Services Inc.||8/20/04||7/23/04|
|Salt Marsh Ecosystem Ecology||Marine Biological Laboratory||8/19/04|
|Science Director||Perry Institute for Marine Science||8/15/04||8/2/04|
|Global Climate Change||Carnegie Institution||8/15/04||7/2/04|
|Community Ecology of Coastal Marine Ecosystems||Oregon State University||8/9/04||7/14/04|
|Insect Physiology/Biochemistry||Miami University (Ohio)||8/5/04|
|Grassland Invasion Ecology||University of Massachusetts-Amherst||8/4/04|
|Plant Ecophysiology||University of Florida||8/2/04|
|Biogeochemist or Ecosystem Ecologist||Arizona State University||8/2/04|
|Insect-Invasive Plant Interactions||University of Nebraska, Lincoln||8/2/04|
|Ecology, Environmental Sciences, or Evolution||Washington University||7/31/04||7/19/04|
|Plant Evolution||University of California, Santa Barbara||7/30/04|
|Plant-Insect-Virus Interactions||University of Wisconsin – Madison||7/30/04|
|Evolutionary Ecology of Invasive Plants||Portland State University||7/28/04|
|Forest Ecophysiology||Northern Arizona University||7/26/04|
|Ecologist||U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (FL)||7/23/04||7/14/04|
|Population Modeling||PRBO Conservation Science||7/16/04|
|Theoretical Ecology||Case Western Reserve University||filled||9/27/04|
|Plant Ecology||Rutgers University||filled||7/15/04|
|Smith Conservation Research Fellowship Program||Society for Conservation Biology||10/28/05||6/28/05|
|National Parks Ecological Research Fellowship Program||National Park Foundation/National Park Service/ESA/Mellon||10/1/05||6/20/05|
|NSF Postdoctoral Fellowships in Biological Informatics||National Science Foundation||4/11/05||8/13/04|
|NSF Postdoctoral Fellowships in Polar Regions Research||National Science Foundation||3/2/05||8/13/04|
|Postdoctoral Fellowships||Smithsonian Environmental Research Center||1/15/05||11/17/04|
|Smithsonian Institution Fellowship Programs||Smithsonian Institution||1/15/05||10/22/04|
|AAAS Science and Technology Policy Fellowships||American Association for the Advancement of Science||1/10/05||7/1/04|
|NSF Minority Postdoctoral Research Fellowships||National Science Foundation||12/6/04||8/12/04|
|Earth Institute Fellows Program||Columbia University||12/1/04||7/1/04|
|NRC Research Associateships||National Research Council of the National Academies||11/1/04||8/12/04|
|NSERC Postdoctoral Fellowships||Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada||10/15/04||10/4/04|
|Columbia Science Fellows Program||Columbia University||1/31/04||12/5/03|
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Physiological Ecology of Invasive Plants: A Postdoctoral Research Associate position is available beginning immediately in the Department of Biological Sciences at Florida Atlantic University. Responsibilities will include conducting lab and field research on the physiological ecology of the invasive climbing fern, Lygodium microphyllum. The successful applicant will spend six months in Australia followed by six months in Florida. Applicants should have a doctorate in plant ecology, physiological ecology or a related discipline as well as excellent verbal and written communication skills. Applications should be received by June 17, 2005 and should contain a cover letter and CV, relevant publications, and names and contact information for three or more references. Please e-mail applications to Dr. John Volin, email@example.com, Department of Biological Sciences, Florida Atlantic University, Davie, FL, 33314, USA. Posted: 6/2/05.
Plant Eco-physiologist: Research Associate 3, Wetland Biogeochemistry Institute, Louisiana State University. Required Qualifications: Master's degree; training in botany, agronomy, ecology, plant physiology, or related field; experience in conducting photosynthesis and fluorescence measurements; knowledge of statistical analysis of data. Additional Qualifications Desired: Ph.D. degree; experience in wetland ecology and in the measurement of plant response to environmental stressors; experience with the LiCor-6400 photosynthesis system. Special Requirements: ability to travel to Florida Everglades for period of one to two weeks/four to five times per year. Responsibilities: conducts field, laboratory, and greenhouse experiments investigating the response of wetland vegetation to abiotic stresses; measures plant photosynthesis and fluorescence in greenhouse and field environments; conducts data statistical analysis and interpretation; prepares manuscripts. Application deadline is May 13, 2005, or until candidate is selected. Submit letter of application and resume (including e-mail address) to: Karen Gros, Wetland Biogeochemistry Institute, Room 3253, Louisiana State University, Ref: #023999, Baton Rouge, LA 70803. Posted: 6/2/05.
Plant Ecology/Ecophysiology: Postdoctoral Research Associate, Texas Agricultural Experiment Station, Vernon, TX. We are seeking a postdoctoral associate to quantify ecosystem CO2 and water flux responses following management practices such as prescribed burning designed to reduce the rate and impact of woody plant encroachment (honey mesquite; Prosopis glandulosa) in southern Great Plains grasslands. The candidate will work with a team of scientists (plant ecology, wildlife, animal nutrition), funded by the USDA, seeking to determine effects of patch burning treatments within large pastures grazed by cattle on ecosystem restoration, carbon flux, carbon sequestration, vegetation, wildlife diversity and livestock behavior. A Ph.D. in an appropriate field is required. Experience with the operation and maintenance of eddy covariance CO2 flux instrumentation is required. Experience with statistical procedures, portable field instrumentation for measurement of photosynthesis and soil respiration, meteorological instruments, dataloggers and/or GIS applications is preferred. Must possess a valid driver's license and be able to work outdoors under extreme weather conditions. The position is available for 2 years. Preferred starting date is September 2005. Salary is competitive and includes benefits package. Applicants must apply online at http://greatjobs.tamu.edu (Click on "Search Postings" and enter Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Position Title category. The Hiring Unit is Chillicothe-Vernon). Closing date is June 30, 2005 or until suitable candidate is found. For specific information, please contact Dr. Jim Ansley, 940-552-9941 ext 234, firstname.lastname@example.org. Posted: 5/24/05.
Plant Physiology/Ecology/Evolution: A post-doctoral fellowship is available from 1 July 2005, for a two-year period in the Department of Entomology at the University of Arizona. The topic of research is the ecology and evolution of the squirt defense in the plant genus Bursera (Burseraceae). Members of this genus produce resins that are stored under pressure in canals that run throughout the cortex of the stems and in the leaves. The successful candidate will design and conduct experiments directed at measuring pressure inside canals, ad understanding how pressure is built up in different species. He/she will also perform anatomical studies to study the evolution of canal arrangement in the genus and their consequences as anti-herbivore defenses. Other responsibilities include collaborate with graduate students and write manuscripts and grant proposals on this topic. Individuals with experience in biophysics and plant fluid dynamics, and plant anatomy and physiology are encouraged to apply. A proven publication record will also be of advantage. Application materials including a CV, a statement on research interests and experience, copies of relevant publications if available, and three letters of recommendation should be directed to: Dr. Judith Becerra, Department of Entomology, University of Arizona, Tucson AZ 85721. Posted: 5/18/05.
Plant Physiological Ecology: Interaction of drought and geomorphic surfaces in the Mojave Desert. We're seeking a highly motivated individual to do post PhD or post MS research on a project in the Mojave Desert. We have observed that plants growing on different geomorphic surfaces respond differently to drought. This project will examine the mechanisms behind this response. This position requires a person with an extensive background in plant physiological ecology and familiar with portable IRGAs, pressure bombs for pre-dawn water potentials, and other equipment commonly used in this field. Applicants should be interested in studying the mechanisms of drought tolerance and recovery of perennial plants on different geomorphic surfaces. Students with a background in plant ecophysiology are especially encouraged to apply. You must also be able and comfortable working alone and under hot, dry desert conditions. The postion will be stationed in Las Vegas, NV, and will involve working closely with USGS scientists there. The position will pay the equivalent of a GS-9 (approximately $20/hr) and carries benefits. Send (email preferred) a cover letter summarizing your background, relevant experience, motivation and interests, a resume including relevant coursework, and contact information for three references to Jayne Belnap, email@example.com. Posted: 5/9/05.
Plant Physiological Ecology/Community Dynamics: Travis Huxman and I have postdoc funding for an individual who can work with us on linking the physiological ecology of individual species to population and community dynamics in a of suite of Sonoran Desert annuals. Ideally we would want someone with familiarity of community ecology, theories of species coexistence, demography or plant physiological ecology. A good background in statistics and computer programing would be a plus. We have funding for three years, should the individual develop a satisfactory program. This is a nice opportunity for someone who may be interested in linking subdisciplines in ecology in both a theoretical and experimental setting. The facilities and individuals in the Department of Ecology and Evolution at the University of Arizona in Tucson are first rate. The experimental system(desert annuals on Tumamoc Hill) are especially nice for thinking about how traits of individual species can contribute to community patterns. Please contact us at Larry Venable (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Travis Huxman (email@example.com) for further details. Posted: 4/29/05.
Plant Ecophysiologist/Ecosystem Ecologist: Environment and Natural Resources Institute (ENRI), University of Alaska Anchorage. We are seeking a postdoctoral scientist to work on an NSF-funded Biocomplexity in the Environment project located in NW Greenland, near Thule (76°N, 70°W). He/she will lead our examination of the coupling of the carbon, water and N cycles across a range of high arctic ecosystems. The successful individual will be expected to use an existing climate warming x supplemental watering experiment in the study of carbon exchange, water sources of plants, soil respiration, plant growth and leaf-level ecophysiology. In addition, the individual will be expected to collaborate with graduate students and other investigators in the disciplines of soil microbiology, soil geomorphology and soil chemistry. Opportunities for new, creative collaborative studies are possible. A Ph.D. in an appropriate field is required at the time of appointment. Exceptional candidates who will be receiving their terminal degree during the summer of 2005 will also be given consideration. Experience with infra red gas analyzers and field measurements of leaf and ecosystem carbon and water exchanges are necessary and experience using stable isotope techniques in water source, leaf-level physiology and soil processes is also desirable. (A new UAA Stable Isotope Lab will be available for use by the individual in 2005). Experience in tundra ecology, publication success, professional presentations at national meetings and a commitment to multi-disciplinary studies is essential. Familiarity with micrometerological measurements of carbon and water flux is also desirable as future studies may involve eddy covariance of mass and energy in high arctic ecosystems. The individual will be expected to conduct field studies each summer for a period of ~100 days from late May to early September. The position is available for 30 months and the salary will be commensurate with experience. To apply, see the complete vacancy announcement. Applicant review will begin on March 4. Contact Jeff Welker at firstname.lastname@example.org regarding questions. Posted: 2/21/05, revised: 2/28/05.
Micrometerologist/Plant Ecophysiologist/Ecosystem Ecologist. Environment and Natural Resources Institute (ENRI), University of Alaska Anchorage. We have a position available for a postdoctoral scientist to work with an interdisciplinary team studying carbon exchange in the boreal forest of south central AK on the UAA campus. The individual will have the lead responsibility for designing and implementing trace gas exchanges measurements using eddy covariance techniques on an existing TV tower that is imbedded with in black/white spruce forest in an urban setting. This research is designed to contribute to the AmeriFlux network and carbon cycling studies that are occurring throughout North America with an emphasis on anthropogenic effects on trace gas exchanges. In addition, we anticipate complementary studies of the isotopic (13C and 18O) properties of the canopy atmosphere and we will be constructing a flask sampling system and we will be using the new UAA stable isotope laboratory for isotopic analysis. The successful candidate will also participate in establishing an adjoining experimental field study site for undergraduate and graduate student instruction. Experimental plots will be established to study climate warming effects on understory plants and soils using line-powered infra-red warming lamps. In collaboration with the project investigators, the individual will assist in developing and delivering an undergraduate course on boreal forest ecology that will have both lecture and hands- on field research using the data derived from the micrometerological instruments and the warming experiment. Opportunities for new, creative collaborative studies will also possible. Contact Jeff Welker at email@example.com regarding questions. The individual will be expected to begin the appointment in May. The position is available for 18 months with the potential for renewal. Reviews of applicants will begin on Mach 4, 2005. A Ph.D. in an appropriate field is required at the time of appointment. Exceptional candidates who will be receiving their terminal degree during the summer of 2005 will also be given consideration. To apply, see the complete vacancy announcement . Posted: 2/21/05, revised: 2/28/05.
Plant Physiology and Ecology: A post-doctoral position in is available at the Rowland Institute at Harvard University. Our lab focuses on parasitic plant/host associations' biochemical and phenological responses to environmental cues such as herbivory and pathogen damage, with an additional interest in methodology development for plant physiology and ecology. The successful candidate will have or shortly be completing a Ph.D. in plant biology, physiology, or ecophysiology. Strong knowledge of plant physiology is essential. Experience with plant secondary metabolite chemistry and/or gene expression would contribute significantly to the projects. Salary to be determined based on background and experience. Position includes health and dental benefits. The start date for this position is negotiable, but an earlier start date is preferred. Position renewable annually for up to three years. Please send letter stating research interests and experience, CV with three references, and dissertation abstract to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Application review will begin February 18, 2005 and will continue until the position is filled. Posted: 2/3/05.
Ecosystem Ecology/Physiology: 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 Jan. 15, 2005 and continue until the position is filled. Starting date of Feb. to May, 2005 preferred, but may be negotiable. Posted: 12/20/04.
Plant Physiological Ecologist: The Environmental Sciences Division of Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) invites qualified persons to apply for a Post-Doctoral Research Associate position. The successful candidate will join a multi-disciplinary team of investigators addressing how a single-gene change in an important biological process (i.e., nitrate assimilation) translates across multiple levels of biological organization to produce detectable and predictable responses at the ecosystem level. Wild type and transformed Arabidopsis, and mixtures of the two, will be grown at ambient and elevated CO2 in order to identify physiological linkages between the carbon and nitrogen cycles. The candidate will assist in the design and operation of hydroponic and soil-based mesocosms, the latter to include capabilities for system-level measurements of carbon and water exchange. The candidate will be expected to provide expertise in one or more of the following areas; leaf and whole-plant physiology, nitrogen acquisition, and modeling. The work will contribute to a Department of Energy, Office of Science, Program for Ecosystem Research funded project investigating how environmental change influences the structure and function of terrestrial ecosystems. The principal qualification is a Ph.D. degree in plant physiology, ecology, or related environmental science field. Excellent oral and written communication skills and willingness to work in a multi-disciplinary team are required. This is a three-year position. Preferred starting date is February 1, 2005. Qualified applicants are invited to send a current resume and a list of 3 or more references to the attention of Dr. Stan D. Wullschleger, Environmental Sciences Division, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, P.O. Box 2008, Oak Ridge, TN 37831-6422, or e-mail to email@example.com. Posted: 12/16/04.
Insect Ecophysiology: Postdoctoral researcher wanted for a position at the interface of insect physiology and ecology. Specific research questions will focus on insect stoichiometry, metabolism, and spatial ecology. The successful candidate will join a diverse, energetic, and interactive lab group that pursues cross-cutting ideas. The position requires demonstrated experience in insect identification, laboratory work, data analyses, and strong writing skills. Applicants must also complete their PhD before starting the project. Starting salary is competitive and the initial appointment will be for one year with continuing appointment for a second year based on performance. Applications will be accepted until January 15, with a start date ASAP. To apply, send a CV and the names and email addresses of three references to: Dr. Bill Fagan, Department of Biology, 3235 Biology-Psychology Building, University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742 (firstname.lastname@example.org). Posted: 12/7/04.
Marine Ecophysiology: Position is available immediately to study the biogeochemistry and production ecology of seagrass and kelp forest ecosystems with Dr. Richard Zimmerman, Dept. Ocean, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, Old Dominion University. The position requires experience/training in ecological physiology of marine photosynthesis, numerical modeling, aquatic optics and/or remote sensing of optically shallow waters. Must be willing to conduct research at sea, qualified for AAUS SCUBA certification desirable. Submit resume, a brief statement of research interests and names of three references to Old Dominion University Research Foundation, P.O. Box 6369, Norfolk VA 23508 or e-mail email@example.com Specify job # 05006. Posted: 1/28/05.
Marine Ecology and Ecophysiology: Post Doctoral Research Associate Fellows (2 positions) are available with The Partnership for Interdisciplinary Studies of Coastal Oceans (PISCO) at Oregon State University. Starting Date: February 1, 2005. Two positions are available. (1) Coastal Ecosystem Ecologist: This individual will focus on larval transport dynamics of benthic coastal hard-bottom communities (rocky intertidal and/or kelp beds), collaborating with modelers, coastal physical oceanographers and marine ecologists. The goal is to understand the contribution of larval transport to coastal ecosystem dynamics in relation to physical oceanography of the middle and inner shelf and benthic community structure and dynamics. Preference will be given to individuals with a genuine interest in integrating pattern, process and mechanism into an integrated model of coastal ecosystem dynamics. A specific focus will be on novel approaches to quantifying larval transport. (2) Marine Ecophysiologist: This individual will focus on the impact of coastal environmental conditions, as driven by oceanographic and meteorological processes, on the ecological and physiological performance of rocky intertidal invertebrates. Specific foci are on the influence of particulate food (phytoplankton, detritus) and stress (thermal, desiccation) on survival, growth and reproductive of critical species such as mussels and barnacles. Molecular techniques we envision being used in this research include microarrays, real-time PCR, and stress protein chemistry. The research will combine field ecological experiments with molecular-physiological approaches to address questions of the influence of the physical environment on distribution and abundance patterns on rocky shores. Preference will be given to individuals with experience in both marine ecology and molecular physiology. Responsibilities (1) Ecologist: Carry out original research on the dynamics of larval transport in relation to the dynamics of coastal populations, communities and ecosystems, both using existing datasets and generating new ones. (2) Ecophysiologist: Carry out original research on the influence of environmental stress and productivity on the dynamics of sessile marine invertebrates. Both: Publish results in a timely rate in top-rated scientific journals. Collaborate with PISCO scientists at OSU and with other consortium members as well as with appropriate individuals elsewhere to help to define, modify and execute the overall goals of the consortium. Work with, and report to the three OSU co-PIs, Dr. Bruce Menge, Dr. Jane Lubchenco, and Dr. Jack Barth. Lead or co-lead a research team including graduate students, technicians and undergraduate interns in the research of interest. Qualifications: Required: Ph.D. in (1) Marine Ecology, or (2) Ecophysiology/Marine Biology, with demonstrable expertise and interest in both independent and collaborative research. An established ability to produce innovative research and carry projects through to completion, including publication in top journals. Excellent organizational skills, attention to detail, good judgment and decision-making abilities, ability to coordinate group projects, and ability to work independently or as part of a team. Excellent analytical skills, proficiency with computers and statistics. Preferred: Individuals with experience in the study of the dynamics of coastal shallow-water, hard-bottom ecosystems. Experience with use of SCUBA in field research, especially in cold water. Expertise in modeling as well as in empirical research. Demonstrable commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity. Salary and Appointment Period: Annual salary $32k to $38k plus benefits. These are full-time, fixed-term Research Associate Postdoctoral appointments, renewable annually at the discretion of the hiring supervisor. To Apply: Send a Letter of Application, Curriculum Vitae or Resume, and names, addresses, phone numbers and email addresses of two references to: Ms. Mikal Davis, Department of Zoology, Oregon State University, 3029 Cordley Hall, Corvallis, OR 97331-2914. Telephone: (541) 737-8403, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Closing Date: October 29, 2004. Posted: 9/27/04.
Plant Ecophysiology: Postdoctoral Research Associate, School of Forest Resources and Conservation, University of Florida. We are seeking a postdoctoral associate to work on an NSF-funded project that will examine climatic and physiological controls over carbon isotope discrimination signals from plant tissue, soil carbon dioxide efflux and ecosystem respiration in southeastern pine forests. The work will center around the three Gainesville, Florida AmeriFlux sites: eddy covariance tower facilities located in a young slash pine plantation, a mid-rotation slash pine plantation, and a ~70 year old, naturally-regenerated slash pine/longleaf pine stand. The project will involve collaboration with Dr. Jeff Chanton from Florida State University and Dr. Maureen Conte at Woods Hole. The postdoctoral scientist will take the lead on the project's plant carbon and water relations work, and will help integrate these data with the multi-scale isotopic sampling undertaken by the Chanton and Conte labs. A Ph.D. in an appropriate field is required. Experience with stable isotope analysis and interpretation, and field ecophysiological instrumentation such as portable photosynthesis systems, porometers, sap flow gauges, pressure chambers, meteorological instruments, and dataloggers is preferred. Strong quantitative and/or modeling skills are desirable. The position is available for three years, with the potential for extension depending on availability of funding. Salary is $33,000 per year, with family health insurance benefits. For more information or to apply, please contact: Dr. Tim Martin, 352-846-0866, email@example.com or Dr. Wendell Cropper, 352-846-0859, firstname.lastname@example.org. Posted: 8/2/04.
Forest Ecophysiology: A position for a Research Associate is open in the School of Forestry at Northern Arizona University. The Research Associate will work with an interdisciplinary team from the Forestry and Biology Departments at NAU consisting of Drs. Tom Kolb, Mario Montes-Helu, George Koch, Steve Hart and Bruce Hungate, and graduate students on a project supported by the North American Carbon Program and USDA CSREES National Research Initiative. The overall objective of the project is to understand effects of disturbance by forest management and wildfire on fluxes of carbon dioxide and methane in Arizona ponderosa pine forests. Funding for the position is available for 3 years with possible extension depending on grant funding. The position is available September 15, 2004. The position is located in Flagstaff, Arizona on the NAU campus. Responsibilities: * Collection of field data (e.g., plant growth and leaf area, soil respiration) * Calibration, installation, and maintenance of micrometeorological and meteorological instruments in an eddy covariance tower system * Repair and troubleshooting of scientific instruments * Design, construction, and maintenance of photovoltaic and power systems, and other electronic equipment * General experience with machine shop work * Management and analysis of large data sets with database, spreadsheet, and statistical software * Maintenance of field and laboratory records of sensor calibrations, performance, and site visits * Experience with web design for data access * Assist in preparation of research articles for publication Minimum Qualifications * PhD in Forestry, Ecology, Engineering or a closely related field * An equivalent combination of experience, training and/or education Desired Qualifications * Experience with collaborative research * Experience with ecosystem-level ecological research * Experience with eddy covariance systems Knowledge, Skills and Abilities * Knowledge of principles and techniques of ecosystem-level research * Skill in field ecology research * Skill in use of micrometeorological and meteorological instruments * Skill in management, analysis, and evaluation of data * Skill in preparation of research presentations and publications * Ability to work independently outdoors in harsh weather * Ability to work with people from a variety of culturally diverse backgrounds * Ability to communicate effectively. Salary: $36,000 per year with 5% yearly increases; benefits. More information: Contact Tom Kolb (email@example.com; 928-523-7491) Application: Application materials will be available at: http://hr.nau.edu/m/content/view/3/25/. Posted: 7/26/04.
Mammal Evolutionary Physiology: University of Nevada, Reno. An NSF-funded postdoctoral position is available in the laboratory of Jack Hayes to conduct artificial selection experiments on the basal and maximal metabolic rates of mice. The ultimate goal of these experiments is to test the aerobic capacity model for the evolution of endothermy. Applicants should have a Ph.D. and an interest in evolutionary physiology. Strong quantitative and computer skills are desirable as is the capacity to bring new perspectives to this project and the laboratory. Reno, Nevada, is located on the eastern slope of the Sierra Nevada and was recently rated the 9th best city to live in the United States. The Department of Biology has a strong group of ecologists and evolutionary biologists with whom to interact. To apply, send a letter of interest, a cv, and email addresses for three references to firstname.lastname@example.org. A second postdoctoral position to work on this project may become available soon. Benefits include health insurance and defined contribution retirement plan. Posted: 6/9/05.
Insect Evolutionary Physiology: Physiology & fitness consequences of insect life history phenotypes. Illinois State University. We seek one post-doctoral researcher, beginning May 2005, for an NSF-funded cross disciplinary research project involving four principal investigators: David W. Borst (Endocrinology, Physiology, Development), Steven A. Juliano (Ecology, Evolutionary Biology), Douglas W. Whitman (Behavior, Ecology), Olcay Akman (Statistical Modeling). The research focuses on developmental and physiological mechanisms producing interpopulation variation in adult body size and the fitness consequences of that body size variation in the field. The research uses a grasshopper as a model system. [More information.] We seek a motivated post-doctoral researcher who will participate in ongoing experiments and also expand the scope of this project by posing new questions. The post doctoral researcher will work closely with all four investigators and with undergraduate research students. Funding is available for up to 4 years. Starting salary $28k plus health insurance and retirement. Requirements: - Ph.D. in ecology, entomology, physiology, evolutionary biology, life-history modeling, or related disciplines; - interest or experience in work with insects; availability for field work in the Florida Everglades; - willingness to work closely with undergraduate research students; - interest in cross-disciplinary research including some combination of ecology, endocrinology, evolution, physiology, cell & molecular biology, or mathematical modeling. Application (electronic preferred): send CV, statement of research interests, reprints of recent papers, copies of university transcripts, and three letters of recommendation to: Steven A. Juliano, Dept. of Biological Sciences, Illinois State University, Normal, IL 61790-4120. (309)438-2642, FAX (309)438-3722 email@example.com. Review of applications will begin 15 March 2005, and continue until a suitable candidate is found. Posted: 3/7/05.
Insect Evolutionary Physiology: A postdoctoral position is available to study performance and fitness consequences of insect ornaments in stalk-eyed flies. The position is part of an NSF-funded CAREER project in the laboratory of John Swallow, Biology Department, University of South Dakota. The position calls for quantitative analyses of eye span and flight performance to test for trade-offs between secondary sexual traits and aerodynamic and physiological adaptations for flight via direct measurements of flight performance, load lifting capacity, and flight energetics. Primary responsibilities for this position include: 1) conducting laboratory research on flight biomechanics and performance, 2) analyzing data and writing manuscripts, and 3) helping to coordinate projects of undergraduate and graduate students involved in the project. Successful applicants should have a Ph.D. in comparative physiology, evolution, or a related field. Preference given to candidates with experience in measuring flight biomechanics or performance. Salary is $30k plus benefits, and funds are available for 4 years pending satisfactory progress. The position can begin as early as May 1 2005. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until a candidate is selected. To apply, please send a cover letter, a statement of research interests, CV, and names and e-mail addresses of three references to John Swallow (firstname.lastname@example.org), Biology Department, University of South Dakota, Vermillion, SD 57069, USA. Posted: 1/25/05.
Insect Physiology/Biochemistry: Postdoctoral Research Scholar to collaborate in research related to the comparative physiology and biochemistry of cold tolerance in temperate and polar insects and lower vertebrates. Current projects include common regulatory relationships between desiccation and cold-hardiness, metabolic depression during hibernation, cryoprotective responses to chilling and freezing stress at cell and membrane levels, and the role of cholesterol in cold tolerance (please see the Laboratory for Ecophysiological Cryobiology website for further information). This individual will assist in experimental design, data collection and analysis, and manuscript preparation. Require Ph.D. in biology or related discipline. Desire experience in molecular, biochemical or physiological techniques. This is a two-year appointment with the possibility of extension. Start date is flexible. The annual stipend is $30,000 plus fringe benefits. To apply, please provide a cover letter briefly describing your research interests, a curriculum vitae, representative reprints and the names of three individuals from whom a letter of recommendation may be solicited. Screening of applications will begin in late September 2004 and continue until the position is filled. Please address correspondence to: Dr. Richard E. Lee, Jr., Department of Zoology, Miami University, Oxford, Ohio 45056 USA. email: email@example.com. Posted: 8/5/04.
Plant Physiologist: GS-0435-11/12/13, Permanent - Full-Time, USDA, ARS, Northern Plains Area Natural Resources Management Research, Mandan, North Dakota. Announcement Number: ARS-X4W-0332. Incumbent conducts research on the role of grasslands and croplands in the global carbon and nitrogen cycle, on plant-soil-water-environment relations, and on the fate of trace gases in agricultural systems. The incumbent is responsible for research on basic and applied concepts of whole plant physiological traits that control stress tolerance and dry-matter production and the role of agriculture in mitigating the increase in atmospheric greenhouse gas. For more information, see the full job ad. Closing Date: August 30, 2004. Posted: 8/4/04.
Ecohydrology: Postdoctoral position, Biology Department and Nicholas School of the Environment & Earth Sciences at Duke University: We seek a biologist or hydrologist with experience in water budgets and/or plant water use. The successful applicant can contribute to funded (NSF, USDA, and Mellon Foundation) inter-disciplinary projects examining water use and shrub encroachment on the Edwards Plateau of central Texas (including research in a unique cave system there) and water yield with afforestation in the Argentine Pampas. Candidates with experience using stable isotopes are also welcome and would have access to Duke's stable isotope laboratory. Applicants should send a CV, statement of research interests, and two letters of recommendation to: Rob Jackson, Department of Biology and Nicholas School of the Environment & Earth Sciences, Phytotron Building, Box 90340, Duke University, Durham, NC 27708-0340. Applications received by December 15th 2004 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: 11/8/04.
Editor, Functional Ecology: Functional Ecology is an international journal with a reputation for publishing excellent papers in ecology across all taxa and at all levels of biological organisation, but emphasising studies on physiological ecology, evolutionary ecology, mechanistic community ecology, ecological functional genomics, and ecosystem function. Manuscript submissions have increased consistently every year and topped 400 papers in 2004. The editors handle manuscripts and work together to determine journal direction and increase the reputation and quality of Functional Ecology. Applicants should have an excellent understanding of their own field of ecology and of the wider discipline, experience of the peer review and editing processes, and a commitment to maintaining the high editorial standards that our authors and readers have come to expect. The successful applicant will be chosen to complement our current editorial staff consisting of Charles Fox, Ken Thompson and James Cresswell. We are especially interested in an editor with strength in animal ecology, animal physiology and/or physiological ecology. All manuscripts submitted to the journal are handled electronically so editors can be located anywhere in the world. The initial appointment will be for three years. The post is part-time and the annual salary is £4,500. Functional Ecology has an operating budget to allow editors to publicise the Journal and interact with other ecologists at important international events, to cover editorial costs, and to attend editorial meetings and twice-yearly Publications Committee meetings at the BES Office in London. Please apply in writing to: Paul Hutchinson, Interim Executive Secretary, British Ecological Society, 26 Blades Court, Deodar Road, Putney, London, SW15 2NU, UK (firstname.lastname@example.org). Your application should contain a CV and a brief statement of why you feel you are a suitable candidate and how you would develop the journal over the next three to five years. More details about this post are available by emailing the current editors, Charles Fox (email@example.com), Ken Thompson (Ken.Thompson@sheffield.ac.uk), and James Cresswell (J.E.Cresswell@exeter.ac.uk), or from the BES Publications Committee Chair, Simon Leather (firstname.lastname@example.org). Short-listed candidates will be invited to interview. Closing date: 24th June 2005. Posted: 4/4/05.
Urban Ecology Research Lab Manager: Expected start date: July 1st, 2005. Contact: Marina Alberti, email@example.com. The Urban Ecology Research Lab (UERL) in the Department of Urban Design and Planning at the University of Washington (Seattle, WA) is seeking a unique and dedicated person to facilitate the organization and operation of our lab. The ideal candidate will hold Ph.D. (or comparable experience) in a field related to urban ecology or spatial modeling, including, but not limited to, environmental management, urban planning, forestry, wildlife ecology, or remote sensing/GIS. In addition to a solid grounding in science and information technology, the candidate should have direct or related experiences in managing a dynamic, self-organizing research lab or similarly evolving organization. The overall objective of the lab manager is to help the UERL Director and staff to fulfill the UERL's mission. Responsibilities of the lab manager will likely include: 1. Assisting the UERL director and staff to track and maintain project progress. 2. Leveraging funding opportunities, including grant writing, in support of the UERL mission. 3. Overseeing maintenance/development of data management system and intranet/internet website. 4. Maintaining/evaluating quarterly workplan based on the UERL mission. 5. Organizing/facilitating project meetings, as well as general UERL meetings. 6. Identifying and hiring UERL staff and graduate research assistants. 7. Catalyzing/managing UERL growth towards a self-sustaining research center. 8. Developing a regular UERL newsletter for partners and the public, as well as other possible outreach. We expect that the lab manager will develop additional or alternative responsibilities in response to their assessment of the evolving needs of the UERL. The position will be filled at the level of a half time research associate faculty. The current appointment is for half time (20 hrs/wk) and includes health benefits. We expect to fill the position by July 1st. Application (CV and brief cover letter) and inquiries should be sent to Marina Alberti (firstname.lastname@example.org). Posted: 6/3/05.
Quantitative Ecology: Post-Doctoral Research Position, USGS - National Wetlands Research Center, Lafayette, Louisiana. I am currently involved in a large number of projects involving the analysis of complex ecological data. These projects range from evaluations of factors controlling biodiversity, to studies of fire and grazing effects on plant communities, to studies of wildlife communities. My emphasis is on the use of structural equation modeling to disentangle complex interactions. I anticipate continuing this avenue of work, though I am open to the inclusion of additional procedures. An added component of my work deals with the development of new procedures to solve existing limitations to statistical procedures. I am seeking a qualified person interested in the analysis of complex ecological relationships to work in a team environment on these problems. I feel this is a good opportunity for the individual interested in gaining some experience involving important new approaches to the study of natural systems, such as SEM. The individual would be employed by our on-site private contractor, IAP World Services and would work closely with myself and our collaborators, though with substantial independence. An interest in working closely with others is important for this position. Individual needs a solid background in modern statistics and either a background or interest in learning structural equation modeling and related procedures. Individuals can contact me for additional information about the work at Jim_Grace@usgs.gov and can contact IAP World Services about the position at Darlene_Lyons@usgs.gov. Posted: 6/2/05.
Plant Ecologist: The U.S. Geological Survey is seeking applicants for a plant ecologist position (GS-0408-09) based in Moab, Utah. The incumbent serves at the Canyonlands Research Station of the Southwest Biological Science Center. The position is one-half field work and one-half office work. The incumbent will lead a two-person field team assigned to establish monitoring plots, describe site characteristics, and sample vegetation and soil attributes at sites located in several National Park Service (NPS) units in the Colorado Plateau region. Major duties include: locate and establish monitoring plots in NPS units at specified geographic coordinates; make independent field adjustments in sampling locations on the basis of specific site-evaluation criteria; characterize sampling locations on the basis of soil-surface characteristics and geomorphic setting; carefully follow established protocols for quantitatively sampling site attributes related to soil-surface stability, ground cover, the composition and structure of vascular plant communities, and the composition and structure of biological soil crust communities at sites ranging from sparsely vegetated low-elevation shrublands to high-elevation forests; ensure thorough data collection, project documentation, and data management; plan field trips, and; prepare high-quality protocols and reports. For further information on this position, see USAJOBS and search for WR-2005-0261 (Applicants with Federal status) or WR-2005-0227 (All other applicants). Posted: 3/28/05.
Ecologist: The Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Department at Rice University seeks to fill an anticipated Huxley Fellow postdoctoral position. This is a two-year appointment, with possible extension to a third year, for a recent Ph.D. for research (75%) and teaching (25%). Preference is given to candidates identifying collaborative work with a faculty member of the department, and with theory/empirical research interests in the evolutionary, population, and/or community ecology of species interactions, in particular mutualism. Teaching is anticipated to be an upper-level undergraduate course per year. Application review will begin March 21, 2005 and continue until the position is filled. Submit applications, including curriculum vitae, a summary of research interests, and three letters of reference, to: Dr. J.N. Holland, Chair, Huxley Fellow Search Committee, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, MS-170, Rice University, 6100 S. Main St., Houston, TX 77005. Posted: 2/25/05.
Restoration Ecologist: The Eastern Nevada Landscape Coalition (envlc.org), a small non-profit conservation organization dedicated to restoration of the dynamic and diverse landscapes of the Great Basin through collaboration is seeking a staff ecologist for a minimum of 12 to 18 months. Location: Ely, Nevada. The position involves working with federal land managers and private land owners to implement landscape scale watershed restoration projects within the Great Basin. The successful candidate will be responsible for project design, experimental design and sampling, supervision of project implementation, documentation and reporting project results. Requirements: must be familiar with restoration ecology and fire ecology and current trends in conservation and land management. MS in Ecology, Range Science, Botany or a similar field; a PhD is preferred. For more information, see the full job ad. Deadline: April 15, 2005. The position will be filled by mid-May. If you have any questions about the position, please call Betsy Macfarlan or Lee Turner at 775-289-7974. Posted: 3/8/05.
Plant Ecologist: Project Director/Post doc. We seek a qualified ecologist to work for the Institute for Applied Ecology (IAE) on a five-year, regional prairie restoration study in western Oregon, Washington and British Columbia. IAE is a non-profit organization whose mission is to conserve native ecosystems through restoration, research and education. Application and Qualifications: Review of applications will begin March 4, 2005, and continue until the position is filled. Applicants should submit a letter of application, resume, graduate school transcripts (unofficial acceptable) and three letters of recommendation. The successful applicant will have a strong background in plant ecology and management of field experiments. Candidates must have a PhD (to work as a post doc) or MS degree plus three years of work experience. Persons with a demonstrated ability to work with multiple collaborators, including researchers and land managers, are encouraged to apply. Duties: The Project Director will coordinate most aspects of this research project, which is aimed at developing and evaluating practical methods of controlling invasive weeds and promoting native plants of upland prairies and generalizing these results throughout the region. This position will communicate and work directly with multiple site land owners and managers, conduct intensive field research activities, establish and maintain experimental plots, collect data, supervise seasonal assistants, coordinate experimental treatments, manage and analyze data, prepare progress reports, identify plants, make presentations, write manuscripts for publication, pursue additional funding to expand the scope of the study, and participate in other activities, as needed. Significant out-of-town travel will be required, especially during the spring and summer months. Field work will include sampling plots at field sites for cover of all plant species present in experimental plots treated with mowing, burning, herbicide, seeding, and possibly other techniques, singly and/or in novel combinations. The position will be based in Corvallis. The pay rate will be $3,000 - $3,500 per month, based on education and experience; eligible for IAE's health insurance package. Please email or send application materials to: Thomas Kaye, Institute for Applied Ecology, 563 SW Jefferson Ave, Corvallis, Oregon 97333. email: email@example.com, phone: (541) 753-3099, fax: (541) 753-3098. Posted: 2/11/05.
Ecology: The project, entitled "Development of environmental indicators for impending catastrophic and irreversible ecological change" is funded by the US Army Construction Engineering Research Laboratory UMMV Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Unit. The goal of the project is to develop ecological predictors for state transitions from native to weedy exotic communities or from prairies to woodlands, including identifying changes in key species, community, or ecosystem processes that accompany disturbance on military lands. Interstate travel to field sites is required. Duties: collecting and processing field samples, reviewing literature, conducting univariate and multivariate statistical analyses with SAS and PCORD, preparing GIS maps, preparing reports and manuscripts. Qualifications: M.S. (required) or Ph.D. in Ecology, Natural Resources, Environmental Science, or related field, experience in plant identification and community sampling, experience in, or ability to learn GIS. Salary: $37k-$39k/yr with benefits. Position will start immediately and will last for one year, with a possibility of renewal for an additional year based on continued funding and satisfactory performance of duties. Application procedure - send a cover letter, a CV, and a list of 3 references to: Brian Wilsey, Department of Ecology, Evolution and Organismal Biology, 253 Bessey Hall, Iowa State University, Ames, IA 50011. Posted: 2/9/05.
Plant Ecology: Available winter 2004-5. We seek a motivated, experienced plant ecologist for a postdoctoral associate position conducting research in plant demography and restoration ecology, in the Plant Ecology Laboratory of Eric Menges at Archbold Biological Station (Lake Placid, Florida). The postdoc's duties will be varied, including experimental design, population modeling, data analysis, and data collection. The applicant should have a PhD in ecology, botany or related field, substantial research experience, data collection and data management experience, preferably with plant demographic data, statistical analysis skills, computer programming experience, proven scientific productivity, and willingness to live in rural Florida. Our lab's research focuses on plant population biology, fire ecology, conservation biology, community ecology, and ecological genetics, with a focus on the endemic plants of Florida scrub and on long-term data collection and analysis. Benefits include salary in the mid-30's (depending on experience), annual leave, paid holidays, health insurance, disability benefits, and an excellent pension plan. This position will be largely funded by an NSF research grant that runs through mid-2008. We seek applicants that can commit to at least two years. The starting date is flexible. Applicants should send a letter summarizing research experience and qualifications, a CV or resume, lists of courses and grades, relevant reprints or other writing, and names, phone numbers, and email addresses for 3 references. Email applications are preferred. Send applications to: Dr. Eric S. Menges, Archbold Biological Station, PO Box 2057, Lake Placid, FL, 33862, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Posted: 10/27/04.
Ecology: A two year postdoctoral position in ecology funded by the David and Lucile Packard Foundation is available in the research group of Jonathan Levine at the University of California, Santa Barbara. In collaboration with Levine, the successful candidate will develop a research project using empirical or theoretical approaches to explore 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 germination biology, plant-soil feedbacks or temporal variability; or 4. The determinants of plant species biogeographic ranges. The research focus is extremely flexible, but must facilitate interaction with other lab members or faculty. Much of Levine's current research uses models and experiments to examine the effects of interannual variability in precipitation on the persistence of rare annual plants in invaded habitats on the California Channel Islands. Postdoc and graduate student-lead projects focus on the importance of spatial versus temporal mechanisms of coexistence in grasslands, the role of plant soil feedbacks in modulating native shrub reinvasion of exotic-dominated systems, and the factors responsible for the differential success of native and exotic annual grasses in California. These projects involve collaboration with the numerous other UCSB faculty in population, community, and ecosystem ecology. Applicants must have relevant Ph.D. experience in ecology. Funding is initially 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 December 15, 2004 though candidates are encouraged to send an email indicating interest in the position before that time. To apply, email a research statement including a short outline of a proposed project, a curriculum vitae, relevant publications, 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: 9/30/04.
Ecology: The American Institute of Biological Sciences (AIBS) has immediate openings for postdoctoral associates from a range of disciplines to participate in the design of the National Ecological Observatory Network at its newly established office in Washington DC. NEON is a continental scale research and education platform that will enable ecologists to address important questions across broad spatial and temporal scales and across all scales of biological organization. We are seeking creative, versatile, dynamic and highly motivated individuals with a Ph.D. that have direct experience and interests in ecology or the environmental sciences, ecological education, computer science, engineering (including design and integration of networked embedded sensors), or development and management of scientific enterprises and consortia. Successful candidates will work out of the Washington office and travel extensively to work with a multi-disciplinary team of scientists, engineers and educators and will contribute intellectually to the design of this national resourceincluding the science agenda and education program, the facilities and infrastructure (e.g., instrumentation, computers, networking and informatics), and the development of the legal entity that will build and manage NEON. The positions come with an attractive stipend and can last for one or two years. Send cover letter and curriculum vitae and three reference to: NEON Project Office, attn.: PDA Search, AIBS, FAX; 202-628-1509, firstname.lastname@example.org, 1444 Eye St. NW, Suite 200, Washington, DC 20005. Preferred start Sept/Oct 2004. Posted: 9/27/04.
Tropical Research: The Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI), a division of the Smithsonian Institution headquartered in the Republic of Panama, offers fellowships for research based at its facilities. Disciplines include ecology, anthropology, paleontology, paleoecology, conservation biology, evolution, systematics, neurobiology, behavior and physiology of tropical plants and animals, and soils science. - Earl S. Tupper 3-year postdoctoral fellowship (deadline: January 15, 2005). 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 $35,000 with yearly travel and research allotments. Research should be based at a STRI facility; proposals that include comparative research in other tropical countries will be considered. Send inquiries and application to STRI. - Predoctoral, postdoctoral, senior postdoctoral (up to 1 year) and 10-week fellowships are available through the Smithsonian's Office of Fellowships, Washington, DC. Deadline: January 15, 2005. For information: Office of Fellowships, e-mail: email@example.com. - Three-month fellowships (deadline: Feb 15, May 15, Aug 15 and Nov 15) thru STRI. For information: Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, Office of Academic Programs, Unit 0948, APO AA 34002-0948, firstname.lastname@example.org. Posted: 11/29/04.
Large-scale Tropical Ecology: A postdoctoral position is available to participate in a study aimed at understanding the contribution of landslides to land cover change and carbon budgets in tropical and subtropical mountains. I am looking for a highly motivated and enthusiastic individual with a Ph.D. in Ecology, Environmental Sciences, Geomorphology, Geology, or Geography with ample experience in remote sensing. Experience with GIS/Database Management/Quantitative methods is a plus. The postdoctoral fellow will join the Large-scale Tropical Ecology Lab which focuses on diverse topics aimed at deciphering the complex nature of tropical landscapes. Applications will be accepted through December 1, 2004; the position is available starting early January 2005. Funding is for 2 years and includes benefits. Interested candidates should send their curriculum vitae, names and contact information of 3 references, and description of research interests and experience to: Dr. Carla Restrepo, P.O. Box 23360, Department of Biology, Univesity of Puerto Rico-Rio Piedras, San Juan, Puerto Rico, 00931-3360. Fax: 787-764-2610; e-mail: email@example.com. Posted: 10/20/04.
Tropical Forest Ecology: Center for Tropical Forest Science coordinates a network of long-term research programs in the forests of 14 tropical countries. A Postdoctoral Fellow is sought in forest ecology or comparative biology of forest communities within the network. Strong analytical background preferred; established record of research and scholarly publication in tropical forest ecology, evolution, and/or forest management required. Field experience not essential. Position will be based at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute in Panama or Harvard University. Send curriculum vitae and names of three references to: Mark Wishnie, Center Tropical Forest Science, Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, Unit 0948, APO AA 34002-0948. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Posted: 3/14/05.
Tropical Forest Ecology: The Center for Tropical Forest Science-Arnold Arboretum (CTFS-AA) Asia Program of the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute coordinates a network of long-term research programs in the tropical forests of eight Asian countries. A Postdoctoral Fellow is sought in forest ecology and the evolution and biogeography of forest communities. Strong analytical background preferred; established record of research and scholarly publication in tropical forest ecology and/or evolution required. Field experience not essential. Positions based at Harvard University. Send curriculum vitae and names of three references to: Stuart Davies, CTFS-AA Asia Program, The Arnold Arboretum, Harvard University, 22 Divinity Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02138, U.S.A. E-mail: email@example.com. Posted: 9/17/04.
Ecology and Hydrology: Alcoa World Alumina Australia has two Research Scientist opportunities, one in the area of Ecology, the other in hydrology. (1) Ecologist. As part of an experienced team of scientists you will study the development of rehabilitated mined lands towards achieving sustainable forest land uses. You will be a major contributor to three key projects; (i) To study the growth and successional processes occurring within the revegetated mined areas. You will assess management options to improve the sustainability of the 'new forests'. (ii)To assess the effects of the revegetated minepits on the hydrology of the forest catchments mined for bauxite. You will be involved in leaf area and eco-physiological studies. (iii) To study faunal recolonisation of the rehabilitated minepits. You will coordinate external studies by consultants and university researchers. Please see the complete position description. For additional information contact Dr Carl Grant 08 9316 5292. (2) Hydrology. As part of an experienced team of scientists you will study the development of rehabilitated mined lands towards achieving sustainable forest land uses. You will be a major contributor to a project to assess the effects of mining and rehabilitation on the hydrology of the forest catchments mined for bauxite. As a PhD or experienced graduate with expertise in hydrology or plant and soil water relations you will play a pivotal role in this long-term research program. Please see the complete position description. For further information on this position please contact Dr Ian Colquhoun 08 9316 5246 To apply for one or both of these positions please email your covering letter and current CV, quoting job reference IRC5423 (Research Scientist/ Ecologist) and IRC4818 (Research Scientist - Hydrology) to firstname.lastname@example.org. If you are applying for both roles please quote both reference numbers on your application. Only one application is required. Applications close on Monday 20 September 2004. Posted: 9/8/04.
Plant Community Ecology: A postdoctoral position in community and restoration ecology will be available February 1, 2005 at the University of Kansas. The majority of the research activity will be conducted at the DOE Savannah River Site (New Ellenton, SC). Duration of the position will be 2 years with the possibility of 1-yr. extension. Funding will be provided by a Forest Service Cooperative Agreement with Dr. Bryan L. Foster (Dept. Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, U. Kansas). The project involves landscape-scale restoration of native understory plant communities in the Long-leaf pine ecosystem at Savannah River. The core project involves active restoration of native plant populations and communities across a variety of sites. The project utilizes an experimental design that also allows tests of mechanisms of plant species coexistence and community assembly. We seek a highly motivated and dedicated individual to participate in collaborative field research. Responsibilities include direct and supervisory involvement in the daily conduct of field activities and the development of new complimentary experimental and/or comparative studies in plant community ecology at Savannah River. Duties: 1. Collaborate with PI’s in the development of research protocols and implementation of field research. 2. Supervise field workers in the conduct of fieldwork, data collection and database management. 3. Design and conduct additional experimental and/or comparative studies at the site. 4. Collaborate with PI’s in the analyses of data, development of presentations, preparation of manuscripts and proposals. Required: 1. PhD in Forest Ecology, Botany, Plant Ecology, Restoration Ecology or related field. 2. Demonstrated research experience and productivity working on the ecology and/or restoration of terrestrial plant communities (community, landscape and/or ecosystem levels). 3. Proficiency and experience using biostatistics. 4. Excellent oral and written communication skills. Preferred: 1. Knowledge of flora of the Southeastern USA 2. Experience with multivariate statistics and ecological modeling Salary: $40K per year plus benefits. Online applications to: https://jobs.ku.edu including cover letter, and CV. Send three letters of reference to: Dorothy Johanning, The University of Kansas, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, 2045 Haworth Hall Road, 1200 Sunnyside Avenue, Lawrence, KS 66045. Review of applications will begin November 15, 2004. For informal inquiries contact Dr. Bryan L. Foster (email@example.com, 785-864-4361). Posted: 9/7/04.
Ecoinformatics: National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis, University of California, Santa Barbara. We invite applications for a Postdoctoral Researcher in the area of formal knowledge representation for ecology. The successful candidate will have strong skills in computer science and ecology and will collaborate with the Science Environment for Ecological Knowledge (SEEK) project. The full position description and application procedures. Posted: 3/28/05.
Ecological Information Manager: Applications are solicited for a full-time Information Manager (IM) for the Konza Prairie Long-Term Ecological Research (LTER) program at Kansas State University. The IM maintains a comprehensive database and project information system for the Konza Prairie LTER program. Responsibilities include maintaining and designing databases for biological, meteorological, geochemical, geospatial, and other types of ecological data; ensuring consistency and integrity of data; overseeing processing and archival of long-term data; and implementing new applications and enhancements to existing LTER information management systems as needed. The IM coordinates local activities with the LTER Network Office and IMs from other LTER sites to insure compatibility with the LTER Network Information System. The IM also maintains the Konza LTER website and oversees local computer network management. Opportunities exist for participation in LTER research activities, including synthesis of LTER data, collaboration with other LTER scientists, and independent research in the applicant's area of expertise. The position will be filled as Information Manager - Research Assistant/Associate, dependant on qualifications. Minimum qualifications at the Research Assistant level include an MS in ecology, biology, environmental science or related discipline, with appropriate experience in computer software and hardware applications and support, or a BS in computer science with a strong background in ecology, biology, natural resource science or related fields. Minimum qualifications at the Research Associate level include a PhD in ecology, biology, environmental science or related discipline, and relevant computer skills. Relevant computer skills at either level include database design, dynamic web application and implementation, MS SQL Server 2000 administration and programming, and Windows-based networking, as well as familiarity with .NET, XML, XSLT and at least one programming language (e.g., Java). Additional preferred skills include scripting with Perl, Python and/or PHP. Familiarity with GIS-related software (ArcGIS, ArcIMS, ArcSDE), while not required, would be a plus. The appointment will be in the Division of Biology at Kansas State and affiliated with the LTER program and the Konza Prairie Biological Station. Salary is commensurate with experience and full university benefits apply. Funding is provided by a continuing National Science Foundation LTER grant and the position is renewable annually. Applicants should submit a cover letter, CV, and the names of three professional references to John Blair, Chair, Information Manager Search Committee, Division of Biology, Kansas State University, 232 Ackert Hall, Manhattan, KS 66506-4901. Fax 785-532-6653. Review of Applications will begin October 29, 2004, and continue until the position is filled. Posted: 9/27/04.
Vertebrate Ecology/Monitoring: Organization for Tropical Studies, La Selva Biological Station, Costa Rica. Job Title: Project Manager, Barva Transect TEAM project. Overview: The Tropical Ecology Assessment and Monitoring program (TEAM) of the Center for Applied Biodiversity Science at Conservation International has funded a 5-10 year comprehensive landscape research program for monitoring selected taxa and ecosystem processes at the La Selva Biological Station and adjacent Braulio Carrillo National Park in Costa Rica. The Project Manager will direct field operations of this effort, and will also conduct independent research on birds and/or mammals using data developed during this project. Qualifications include: Ph.D. preferred, Master’s minimum in vertebrate field biology/ecology. Preference will be given to tropical avian ecologists. Fluency in spoken and written Spanish. For the full job ad or more information, contact David B. Clark (firstname.lastname@example.org). Posted: 2/15/05.
Ecological Monitoring: The American Samoa Environmental Protection Agency (ASEPA) invites applications for the position of Research Scientist in its Pago Pago, American Samoa, office. Primary duties of the position include implementation of Territorial monitoring programs, including tropical stream, beach, and near-coastal habitat monitoring. Research activities include, but are not necessarily limited to: development and validation of diagnostic methods to determine ecological effects of stressors at the population, community, ecosystem, and watershed scales; determination of effective indicators to detect significant change in ecological status related to stressors; evaluation of ecological indicators as tools to classify the ecological status of streams and near-coastal areas; and determination of the transport and fate of pathogenic microorganisms in the streams that discharge into recreational waters. The Research Scientist will also participate in implementation of various agency plans and strategies, including the Coastal Nonpoint Source Monitoring Strategy. Additional duties include preparation of annual reports and periodic assessments and interaction with civic and traditional governing bodies for outreach purposes. The Research Scientist will also assist with the Water Quality Lab supervision. Minimum qualifications: doctoral (PhD) degree in the field of ecology, biology, or a closely related field, plus at least two (2) years research experience with research activities in ecological monitoring. Applicants with a Master’s (MS) degree in ecology, biology, or a closely related field, with extensive experience in ecological monitoring or tropical aquatic ecosystems, will also be considered. Proficiency in statistical analyses, excellent verbal and written communication skills, and excellent computer skills are required. This position is a 2-year contract position, with some medical and housing benefits. Salary is $38,000 per annum. Approximately 5 weeks of paid vacation are accrued annually. Some relocation expenses will be provided. To apply, please send a cover letter and current CV and arrange for 2 letters of reference to be sent to email@example.com. Electronic applications are strongly encouraged. In lieu of electronic submission, application materials can be sent to the Director, American Samoa EPA, PO Box PPA, Pago Pago, AS 96799. For full consideration, deadline for all application materials is March 4, 2005. Posted: 9/14/04, revised: 2/9/05.
Inventory and Monitoring Ecologist: National Park Service is seeking exceptional candidates to fill a Vacancy for Northeast Temperate Network Coordinator (Biologist/Ecologist) at the Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park in Woodstock, Vermont. Please consult the vacancy announcement at USAJOBS to confirm duties, qualifications, application dates and application procedures. Closes: Friday, June 3, 2005. Series & Grade: GS-0401,0408-11/12 ($50541 - $78745 per year) Full-Time. Permanent. This is a professional level staff position serving as the Network Inventory and Monitoring Coordinator for the Northeast Temperate Network of parks in the Northeast Region of the National Park Service. The Network Inventory and Monitoring Coordinator will be the program manager and coordinator for the Network's extensive natural resource I & M (inventory and monitoring) Program. The Northeast Temperate Network includes 10 parks located in 7 states. Network staff will also cooperate with the Appalachian Trail in development of a long-term monitoring program. The incumbent works closely with the Northeast Region I & M Program Coordinator located at the University of Rhode Island in Kingston, RI. The incumbent is responsible for inventory and monitoring program development and implementation. If you have questions, please contact Elizabeth Johnson (401-874-7060, firstname.lastname@example.org). Posted: 5/25/05.
Quantitative Ecologist: Great Lakes Inventory and Monitoring Network, National Park Service. This is a permanent, full-time position (GS-11/12), with an annual salary between $48,947 and $76,261 depending on qualifications. The position will be stationed in Ashland Wisconsin where the Network office is co-located with the USGS Great Lakes Science Center and the US Fish and Wildlife Service, Ashland Fishery Resources Office. The Quantitative Ecologist will collaborate with a wide range of agency and university scientists to design the overall sampling framework for the monitoring program. The incumbent will be responsible for ensuring the scientific validity of experimental designs associated with all monitoring projects. This will include designing, testing, and implementing protocols to identify, evaluate, and conduct long-term monitoring of ecosystem components and ecological processes. The Quantitative Ecologist will provide statistical and analytical support to network specialists to ensure sound statistical procedures are being used to analyze monitoring data. It is also expected that the incumbent will have a solid background in a biological, environmental or physical sciences. An integral role of the Quantitative Ecologist position will be to work collaboratively with staff and cooperating scientists to ensure rigorous and integrated collection of quantitative monitoring data. Application forms and detailed application instructions are available at USAJobs; vacancy announcement IN10-EJE-04-APIS-04-12 (open, competitive) and APIS-04-09 (merit promotion). Please direct specific questions to Bill Route, (715) 682-0631. Close date: October 08, 2004. Posted: 9/10/04.
Quantitative Ecologist: The Inventory and Monitoring (I&M) Program of the National Park Service seeks a Quantitative Ecologist for the National Capital Region Network. The Network encompasses 11 parks in the greater metropolitan Washington, DC area, extending into Maryland, West Virginia, and Virginia. This is a 4-year, full-time position (GS-408-12), with an annual salary between $60,638 - $78,826 depending on qualifications. The position will be duty stationed at the Center for Urban Ecology in the Georgetown area of Washington DC. The incumbent serves as senior quantitative ecologist for the Program. The successful candidate will oversee the statistical quality of an ecological monitoring program and be expected to use advanced mathematical statistics, sampling theory, experimental design, and quantitative computer applications. He/she oversees the development or assessment of monitoring protocols for quality in experimental design, statistical rigor, and scientific merit. Other duties include the design and analysis of scientific studies to monitor focal species, water quality, and ecological communities of the mid-Atlantic. The incumbent will represent the National Capital I&M network as an expert in the field of applied statistics as pertaining to ecological monitoring principles, on the issues of state, national or international significance. Requirements include: • Ph.D. in a ecology, biometry, statistics, or related area of study • Demonstrated knowledge of ecological monitoring principles and quantitative skill in experimental design, ecological field methods, and techniques relating to statistical power and change detection. • Demonstrated ability to synthesize, analyze, and interpret large, complex ecological data and to effectively communicate, disseminate, and implement results into management action. • The ability to work independently as a key official on contracts and agreements that support regional monitoring investigations. How to apply: The position is open through September 14th 2004. Application forms and detailed application instructions are available at USAJobs (vacancy announcement NPS-NCR-04-27). Further information about application requirements may be obtained by contacting the Human Resources Division, National Capital Region, National Park Service at (202) 619-7234. For more details about the National Capital I&M program contact Shawn Carter (202) 342-1443 x227. Posted: 8/27/04.
Mathematical/Statistical Microbial Ecology: A postdoctoral position is available at UC Merced for research in mathematical and statistical ecology with a focus on microbial diversity in the environment. This research will involve a combination of mathematical modeling and microbial ecology. The successful candidate will be part of a multidisciplinary research team and a member of the new UC Merced Center for Computational Biology. A Ph.D. in life sciences, physics, computer science, statistics, or mathematics, and experience in biological experiments or modeling is required, as experience in working in multidisciplinary teams and demonstrated ability for scientific accomplishment with minimal direct guidance. Experience with molecular techniques for characterizing microbial community composition is desirable. Appointment is for one year, extendable to two years. Applications will be evaluated as they arrive and continue until the position is filled. For more information, see the full job ad. For questions contact Jessica L. Green at email@example.com. Posted: 3/28/05.
Mathematical/Statistical Ecology: Three postdoctoral positions are available in mathematical and statistical ecology for work on nonlinear deterministic and stochastic dynamical systems (Hastings, A. 2004. Transients: the key to long-term ecological understanding? Trends in Ecology and Evolution 19:39-45). The NSF-funded collaborative research project involves three PIs, and each postdoctoral position will be associated with one of the PIs at their home institutions. All applications will be evaluated by all PIs, and locations of hires will be determined mutually by the applicants and the PIs. Appointments will last 1-2 years depending on the research focus and desire of the postdoc. Start dates are negotiable. Applicants should have a PhD in a biological, mathematical, or statistical field, and an interest in working at the interface between the mathematical and ecological sciences. We will evaluate applications as they arrive and continue until the positions are filled. Please send: (i) a brief cover letter explaining your background, career interests, and preferred geographical location for work, if any, (ii) CV, and (iii) names and contact information for 3 references. Material should be sent via email to the three PIs: Alan Hastings, Environmental Science and Policy, UC-Davis (firstname.lastname@example.org); Kevin Gross, Biomathematics Program, NC State University (email@example.com); Tony Ives, Department of Zoology, UW-Madison (firstname.lastname@example.org). Posted: 2/3/05.
Statistical Ecology: The Center for Integrating Statistical and Environmental Science at The University of Chicago is a multi-disciplinary, multi-institutional research organization funded by the U.S. EPA. We anticipate having two positions starting fall, 2005, for postdoctoral Research Associates. One position involves research in statistical ecology and requires a PhD in ecology, statistics or other relevant field with strong interests in both ecology and statistics. The area of specialization for the second position is open to any topic in environmental statistics that fits into the Center's research agenda. Candidates interested in health effects of pollution are particularly encouraged to apply. This position requires a PhD in statistics or closely related field. Requirements for degree must be met by September 1, 2005. Applications will be accepted until positions are filled. More information You can apply online. Posted: 12/20/04.
[position filled] Theoretical Ecology: Department of Biology, Case Western Reserve University. The postdoc will help to mathematically explore species coexistence mechanisms that arise from spatiotemporal environmental variation at multiple scales, how the scales of biological processes such as dispersal and competition affect the strengths of these mechanisms, and the expected consequences. Strong mathematical skills are essential. Previous experience in ecology is desirable but not critical. Recipients of PhD's in physics and applied mathematics are welcome in addition to those with biology PhD's. The position is for two years, beginning between 1/1/05 and 6/1/05, with salary from $35k to $40k, plus benefits. Informal enquiries may be addressed to Robin Snyder, (216-368-8838, email@example.com). Candidates should send a detailed CV, together with a statement of research interests and three references to Robin Snyder, Case Western Reserve University, Department of Biology, 10900 Euclid Ave., Cleveland, OH 44106-7080. Electronic applications are encouraged. Review of applications will start on 10/1/04 and will continue until a suitable candidate has been identified. Posted: 9/27/04.
Mathematical Plant Ecology: We are seeking a Postdoctoral Associate 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 and is based at the Kellogg Biological Station of Michigan State University in southwestern MI. 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 October 1, 2004; the position is available January 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: 8/2/04.
Terrestrial Ecology and Remote Sensing: The Flathead Lake Biological Station and Division of Biological Sciences of The University of Montana invite applications for a postdoctoral researcher to study Arctic carbon and water cycle dynamics using satellite remote sensing and ecological modeling. The successful candidate will be part of a multidisciplinary research team utilizing remote sensing information from NASA EOS MODIS and AMSR-E sensors, and hydroecological process models to study the status of the Arctic tundra as a source or sink for atmospheric CO2, and the potential response of these systems to global change. We seek candidates with the following skills: Demonstrated knowledge of remote sensing fundamentals and expertise using active/passive microwave remote sensing; Educational background in Landscape/Terrestrial Ecology, Hydrology, Physical Geography or a related field; Interest/experience in Arctic ecology emphasizing hydrological and carbon cycle dynamics; Programming ability in C or C++; Proficiency with image processing and GIS software (e.g., ENVI/IDL, Imagine, ArcView/IMS/Info); Proficiency in conducting independent scientific research; Ability to write papers and publish in peer-reviewed scientific literature. The successful applicant will be employed on a 12-month letter of appointment including competitive salary, medical and retirement benefits. The position is located at the Flathead Lake Biological Station near Polson, MT. Contracts are renewed annually and may continue for up to 5 years depending on funding availability and job performance. Applicants should send a CV including 3 professional references and statement of research interests to Dr. John S. Kimball at email@example.com. Review of applications will begin August 30. Posted: 7/28/04.
Ecology, Environmental Sciences, or Evolution: Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri invites applications for two Postdoctoral Fellowships to be based at the Tyson Research Center, a 2,000-acre tract of land located 20 miles from campus. The fellows will be responsible for developing research programs independently or in conjunction with Washington University faculty and involving undergraduates in research conducted at the Center. In addition, the fellows will be expected to teach one course during the school year. One fellow will teach Conservation Biology, and this position can start no later than Jan. 1, 2005. The other fellow will teach a course to be determined later and can start no later than June 2005. Applicants should include a curriculum vitae and a statement of the research to be conducted at the Center, and arrange to have two letters of recommendation sent on the applicant’s behalf. In addition, state which position and start time interests you most, and what sort of flexibility you have. If applying for the second position, also include a brief statement of the course you might teach. All materials should be sent electronically to Jonathan Losos, Ph.D., (firstname.lastname@example.org), and to Jon Chase, Ph.D. (email@example.com). Applicant review will begin July 31 and continue until the positions are filled. Posted: 7/19/04.
[position filled] Plant Ecology: Post doc/ Research technician to work on interactions between invasive and native plants in the field, greenhouse and lab at Rutgers University. Work will concentrate on root interaction and community ecology and will take place in various natural and semi-natural setting in New Jersey (mostly wetlands, although even some desert work might be involved!). Start date is somewhat flexible, with fall 2004 September to November being ideal. Tasks include field, lab and greenhouse work, and some supervision of graduates and undergraduates. Funding is available for 2 years and the candidate is strongly encouraged to develop own lines of research within the above stated topic. Personal vehicle a plus(there will be full reimbursement for travel expenses). I need a very conscientious, creative and very independent person. Previous research experience in organismic biology and field community ecology in particular is preferred. Please send an electronic copy of your resume/CV, a paragraph with brief statement career goals, and the names and contact of three references to Claus Holzapfel (firstname.lastname@example.org). Posted: 7/15/04.
Ecologist: GS-0408-11 (Term, Full-time) Salary: $48,947+, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service A.R.M. Loxahatchee NWR; Boynton Beach, FL. Incumbent serves as a technical advisor and provides training to refuge staff on water quality issues and their effects on fish, wildlife, and their habitats; performs field investigations to evaluate and minimize water quality hazards to fish and wildlife and their environments resulting from water management practices; plans, directs, and conducts water quality monitoring activities and modeling studies; develops guidelines, environmental compliance documents, investigative reports, and technical correspondence relating to water quality issues; and assists as a Service representative providing liaison with other federal and State agencies, interest groups, and contractors on water quality and hydrology related issues. Full ad on USAJOBS - Announcement Number: R4NWR-2004-0134. Closing Date: 7/23/04. Posted: 7/14/04.
Global Scale Ecology and Conservation of Terrestrial Vertebrates: Division of Biological Sciences University of California San Diego. One fully funded postdoctoral position (max. two years) will be available starting summer/fall 2005 to work on the broad-scale ecology of terrestrial vertebrates, particularly birds and mammals. The research will draw on a number of unique ecological, environmental, phylogenetic and distributional databases, encompassing all known species of birds and mammals, and all regions of the world. The goal is to establish a synthetic theoretical and analytical framework for the global-scale ecology of vertebrates rooted at the level of the individual and to develop and test general theories about the distribution of species and their core ecological attributes across scales. The data, tools, and methods already developed for this project now offer a number of different and exciting new opportunities. The research can take a very basic perspective (e.g. disentangling environmental, evolutionary and stochastic effects) or an applied one (e.g. investigating patterns of endemism and threat, effects of land use and climate change). There are some obvious research opportunities, but the array of questions is not restricted by grant guidelines and there is ample potential for the researcher to develop new directions. The position is based in the lab of Walter Jetz. In this group, the successful candidate will interact with two PhD students (broad-scale conservation of mammals and birds, regional-scale macroecology of herptiles) and one affiliated postdoctoral fellow (cross-scale bioenergetic models for herptiles). He or she will be able to draw on the support of a full-time GIS assistant. There is the potential to develop and co-supervise undergraduate and graduate research projects. Requirements: A Ph.D. in ecology, biogeography or evolution with research experience in the analysis of spatial data. Evidence of research productivity as indicated by scholarly publications is required. Sound skills in the use of GIS, relational databases and statistical analysis of spatial data are a prerequisite. Evidence of strong communication and teamwork skills is highly desired. Experience in the analysis of phylogenetic data, species distribution modeling, spatial statistics, or programming (e.g. C, Visual Basic) is a plus. Application: Please send letter of interest, C.V., and the names and contact details of three referees by May 15, 2005 to: Postdoctoral Position in Global Ecology, Romel Hokanson, EBE - Biological Sciences, UC San Diego, 9500 Gilman Drive - MC: 0116, La Jolla, CA 92093-0116. Phone: +1 (858) 822-4862. Electronic application materials (pdf, word) are preferred – please email to email@example.com. Review of applications will begin immediately, and continue until the position is filled. More info. Posted: 4/21/05.
Forestry Program Officer: The FPO is responsible for the management of the NatureServe Forest Program, which has been developed to support the conservation needs of the forest industry. This position will focus on the implementation of conservation services from NatureServe to support the Sustainable Forestry Initiative of the American Forest and Paper Association. These services include response to data requests, analysis of client needs, data development and management, project development, and training. The FPO will work to develop similar relationships with other certification programs, and foster relationships with other NGOs and scientists to improve the sustainability of forestry activities through the appropriate use of biodiversity data and conservation practices. Closing Date: June 10, 2005. For more information, see the full job ad. Posted: 5/25/05.
Conservation Biologist: Smithsonian National Zoo, GS 11 level, must be US citizen. Duties: The Conservation Biologist is housed within the National Zoo's Monitoring and Assessment of Biodiversity Program (MAB). He/she supports NZP and MAB's International Biodiversity Monitoring Network; develops standards and procedures for MAB's data analyses; responsible for data quality from MAB projects; executes science based conservation projects; maintains scientific standards and research protocols for ecological monitoring activitie s at the Smithsonian Conservation and Research Center as well as the National Zoological Park Rock Creek sites and in coordination and partnerships with the other Mid-Atlantic research programs such as the MAREO-NEON initiative from NSF; publishes research findings in peer reviewed publications and reports; serves as trainer of biodiversity monitoring and assessment methodologies; leads on data analysis training; generates fundraising proposals and activities to support national and international research projects. For further information see Announcment Number: 05SP-1158 at www.si.edu/ohr or www.usajobs.opm.gov. Closing Date: 7/22/05. Posted: 7/1/05.
Conservation Ecology: NatureServe is currently recruiting for a number of open positions: * Conservation Data Specialist (Arlington, VA), * Forestry Program Officer (Arlington, VA), * Program Director, Conservation Planning Services (Arlington, VA), * Regional Vegetation Ecologist, Northeastern U.S. (Boston, MA), * Regional Vegetation Ecologist, Southeastern U.S. (Durham, NC). For complete position descriptions, please visit: http://www.natureserve.org/aboutUs/jobs.jsp. Submit resume and cover letter to NatureServe_Jobs@NatureServe.org. Please include the title of the position in the subject line. Posted: 3/4/05.
Conservation Ecologist/GIS Analyst: The Adirondack Ecological Center of the State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry seeks applications for a position to perform a comprehensive GIS-based inventory of the natural resources of Adirondack Park. This position is located at the Huntington Wildlife Forest, Newcomb, NY. The 6-million acre Adirondack Park consists of a patchwork of publicly- and privately-owned land. The NY Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) is responsible for stewardship of all publicly owned land units within the Park. Stewardship of the units is guided by a Unit Management Plan (UMP), a document that serves as a mechanism to apply the State Land Master Plan to each unit. A UMP must include an inventory of the natural resources and physical characteristics of a unit to provide the DEC with an understanding of the significant biological resources it is charged with managing, and to ensure optimal siting of proposed facilities. The long-term objectives of this position are to assemble existing digital data into a GIS database, synthesize and analyze data layers, develop products, and assist DEC planners with the inventory portion of the UMP process. Responsibilities for this position include assembly of existing digital data into a GIS, creating new datasets and GIS tools, identifying information and training needs, conducting GIS workshops for natural resource professionals, interacting with state agency and other organizations' representatives, developing spatially-based decision-making and evaluative models for natural resource and recreational planning, and preparing metadata, reports, publications, and presentations. This position is offered during the second year of a planned five-year duration. 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. Experience with ESRI ArcGIS version 9.0 and ArcView 3.3 GIS software strongly preferred. Knowledge of the natural history of the Northeastern US is desired. Periodic travel in NY State and valid Driver's License required. Salary: $30k-33k, commensurate with experience, with full benefits. Position is available approximately May 1, 2005 and extending until at least November 30, 2006. The appointment is renewable based on continued funding and successful performance of duties. 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. Apply by April 1, 2005 for optimal consideration. Send all materials to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please specify that you are applying for the Conservation Ecology/GIS Analyst position in your cover letter. Posted: 1/31/05.
Applied GIS: The University of Massachusetts Boston Applied GIS Center in the Department of Environmental, Earth and Ocean Sciences (EEOS) seeks a Research Associate for a 3-year appointment with potential term extension. The position is a combined research and administrative position. The successful applicant will support research activities in the Applied GIS Center and assist the Center Director in administering and conducting research projects. This person will work closely with the Center Director and the Center Facilities Manager to coordinate and support all research and contract projects conducted by the Center. He/she will keep the Director updated with respect to all Center activities and potential new funding opportunities The person will proactively seek external funding opportunities. He/she will meet with and offer technical advice to campus faculty, outside investigators and potential contractors/grantors. He/she will independently conduct projects (e.g. design, seek funding, conduct field experiment work as necessary, collect data, analyze and document data, construct figures and tables, draft reports and manuscripts). The person will organize, prepare and teach in short training courses, organize workshops, and participate in project meetings and technical conferences. Applicants must hold a Ph.D. in Environmental Sciences, Geography, Earth Science or equivalent program, with at least 2 years of post-doctoral experience and specific expertise in hyperspectral and thermal remote sensing, digital image processing (advanced PCI Geomatica or ERDAS Imagine image analysis systems), GIS applications (ESRI ArcGIS analysis software), and spatial statistics (SAS/Matlab/Splus statistical analysis software). A demonstrated ability to independently conduct research projects, coordinate and track multiple investigator projects, and the ability to work cooperatively in interdisciplinary teams is required. Candidates should have excellent verbal and written language skills, and a strong interest in environmental and earth science issues, particularly with respect to linked watershed-coastal environments. Applicants demonstrating a strong research record will be given the highest consideration. Send a cover letter that includes a statement of interest and goals in research, c.v., and three letters of reference to: Dr. Yong Tian, Director, Applied GIS Center, University of Massachusetts Boston, 100 Morrissey Blvd., Boston, MA 02125-3393. Application review will begin 1 December 2004 and continue until position is filled. Posted: 11/17/04.
GIS & Global Change: I have funding available for a postdoc starting in January 2005, for up to two years and potentially renewable afterwards. I'm looking for someone who is GIS-knowledgable and hopefully computer-knowledgable in general. The postdoc will work with me on various projects relating to broad scale analysis of environmental data. These include: - determining and predicting responsiveness of USA county level agricultural yields to global warming and volcanic winter scenarios; - analysis of species richness patterns in China in relation to environmental parameters. Ideally the postdoc would be someone who is also interested in assisting me with fieldwork sampling tree leaves for latitudinal trends in tannin concentrations, and in herbivory. Experience using GPS and knowledge of soils would be helpful. The postdoc must also be willing to help train an ignorant ecologist (myself) in the art of GIS! My lab at Rutgers Newark has several up-to-date work stations eqipped with Arc-view/ERDAS/ESRI, neural network analysis software, a full range of stats software, plus standard GIS lab equipment such as plotter and digitalizing table. Other software or equipment may be bought in as necessary. The postdoc will be located at the Rutgers Campus in Newark, NJ, just across the river from Manhattan. If you are interested, please e-mail Jonathan Adams at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org. Posted: 10/27/04.
Ecosystem Science and Policy: Research Associate (full time permanent): Seeking candidate with Masters or PhD in natural science or public policy (with environmental or natural resources background) and 3-5 years experience. The Heinz Center is working to complete the second edition of The State of the Nation's Ecosystems, which requires coordinating the efforts of a large number of collaborators, analysis and testing of indicator designs, selection and assessment of data sources, and writing and producing the report, associated website, etc. Position involves widely varied responsibilities on a small project team. Selected candidate will work on all aspects of the project, be given lead responsibility for developing specific elements, and have significant direct involvement with multi-sector committees. Position demands ability to grasp technical aspects of new issues very quickly; willingness to work on issues dealing with multiple terrestrial and aquatic ecosystem types; ability to work with committees with widely disparate views and backgrounds; and good written and oral communications skills. The Heinz Center is a non-profit organization that conducts policy-relevant environmental research in collaboration with business, environmental organizations, academia, and government. Please provide cover letter and resume / CV to Robin O'Malley, Program Director, email@example.com, or fax to 202-737-6410. Posted: 3/23/05.
Climate/Global Change Science and Policy: The Consortium for Science, Policy, and Outcomes (CSPO) at Arizona State University seeks a Post-doctoral Research Associate to assist with an NSF-sponsored 5-year joint project with the Center for Science and Technology Policy Research at the University of Colorado. The project, called Science Policy Assessment and Research on Climate (SPARC), will investigate the relation between science policy and climate policy decisions from two perspectives. First, SPARC explores how climate research agendas are developed and implemented, with a particular focus on understanding how the organization of climate research ("supply") relates to the information needs of climate policy decision makers ("demand"). Second, SPARC investigates the relative magnitude of various sources of global environmental change in order to better understand the relation between the causes of global change and the priorities of the U.S. climate science portfolio. Key, cross-cutting themes in each of these efforts include the role and behavior of science policy institutions and the influence of ethics and values on science policy decisions. The responsibilities of the post-doctoral associate will include but are not limited to: 1. conducting literature reviews and background research on impacts of climate change to ecosystems and on other drivers of change to these same ecosystems, 2. developing an initial sensitivity analysis of the relative importance of the impact of climate change on ecosystems and that of other drivers of ecosystem change, and 3. working with a panel of experts to map out the relevant set of impacts and causal relations and then to refine the sensitivity analysis on select ecosystems. Required: Recent Ph.D. in a related field, which may include but is not limited to political science, sociology, ecology, anthropology, geography, and other environmental sciences. Desired Qualifications: Knowledge of global change science and policies, experience working on interdisciplinary projects. CSPO and ASU offer an innovative, interdisciplinary environment for developing and testing research ideas related to the governance and conduct of science and technology in the public interest. Compensation: The initial appointment will be for one year with option to extend. The salary level is between $35k-$40k/yr depending on qualifications and experience. Applications Procedure: The initial deadline is December 15, 2004; if not filled every two weeks until the search is closed. Submit: detailed letter of application stating qualifications, experience, and research interests and plans; detailed curriculum vitae; and the names and contact information for 3 references to Lori Hidinger, Consortium for Science, Policy and Outcomes, PO Box 874401, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ 85287-4401 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Posted: 12/2/04.
Climate/Global Change Science and Policy: Senior Staff Scientist/Northeast Climate Project Manager. The Union of Concerned Scientists is seeking an experienced scientist/project manager to lead work to bring sound science to bear on building support for strong state and regional climate policies in the Northeast United States. Responsibilities: Lead project to develop, produce, and effectively communicate the results of a multidisciplinary assessment of projected impacts of climate change on the Northeast U.S. Establish and maintain strong working relationships with relevant experts in other institutions. Identify and develop opportunities to motivate others to use current state-of-the-art climate projections to develop additional impacts case studies. Serve as spokesperson on climate science and impacts in the Northeast for media, public, scientific and policy forums. Coordinate work of UCS climate science team to maintain effective communication, share resources and information, and ensure high-quality, up-to-date and effectively represented climate science information on UCS products. Position requires a Ph.D. in climate or related global change science, excellent project management skills, and a demonstrable ability to understand the public policy aspects of climate change and the role of technical analyses and advocacy in shaping public opinion and policy debates. Supervisory experience is highly desirable. For further details and application information, see the full job ad. Review of applications will begin December 3, 2004. Posted: 11/11/04.
Climate & Global Change: The University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR) announces the continuation of the NOAA Postdoctoral Program in Climate and Global Change. UCAR manages this NOAA-sponsored program, which pairs recently graduated postdoctorates with host scientists at U.S. institutions to work in an area of mutual interest. The objective of this program is to help create the next generation of researchers needed for climate studies. It endeavors to attract recent PhD's in sciences that address studies of relevance to the NOAA Climate and Global Change Program refer to the NOAA Office of Global Programs Web site. The NOAA Climate and Global Change Program seeks to provide an effective national climate service based on the development and application of global and regional climate forecast information. The Program focuses on observing, understanding, modeling, and predicting the climate system on seasonal-to-centennial time scales and assessing the regionally specific socioeconomic consequences of climate variability. Applications are solicited from qualified postdoctoral candidates. Preference is given to those who have held a PhD for no more than five years. Awardees must change institutions in the absence of compelling circumstances. A clear indication of the scientific areas to be pursued and goals is particularly important. A steering committee, broadly representing the skills and interests covered by this program, selects the fellows and recommends appointments with U.S. Agencies and institutions. Please refer to the details on the selection criteria used by the steering committee in making these awards. The Web site also includes a list of all present and past appointees to this program. Advanced contact with potential hosts is strongly encouraged. Searchable database for potential hosts. An applicant may wish to suggest more than one host institution, because the committee takes an active role in distributing fellowships among institutions. In the case of specific laboratory needs, a letter should accompany the application from the specific institute willing to provide the resources. Interested host scientists are required to submit letters of intent (two-page limit) and vitae's to help the committee in the match-making process. They should be from an institution other than candidate's PhD institution. Hosts are expected to mentor the fellow, provide a reasonable office environment, a workstation and any other unique research costs associated with this fellowship. For further information please call (303) 497-8649 or e-mail email@example.com. Posted: 10/7/04.
Global Climate Change: I have funding for a postdoctoral fellow to pursue microarray analysis of Avena barbata and Geranium dissectum in the Jasper Ridge Global Climate Change Experiment plots. These are native grassland plots that have been subjected to various global climate change factors (e.g., elevated carbon dioxide, water, nitrogen or temperature). The broad goal of the project is to identify underlying adaptive biochemical and physiological responses in these two dominant species to changes in the global change factors. I am looking for someone with good molecular biology skills, a strong background in primary metabolism and plant physiology, and a deep interest in ecological problems. The position is available immediately. For additional information, please contact Shauna Somerville (SSomerville@stanford.edu). Application Instructions: Please send a C.V. and a statement of research interests via the contact email or to the following address: S. Somerville, Carnegie Institution - Plant Biology, 260 Panama Street, Stanford, CA 94305, USA. Applications accepted until August 15, 2004 or until the position is filled. Posted: 7/2/04.
Plant Community Response to Climate Change: One Post-Doctoral position available for a period of three years, starting Sept. 1, 2005. GLOWA Jordan River is a large interdisciplinary research project focusing on the impacts of global change on the water resources in the Jordan River basin. The project involves scientists from Israel, the Palestinian Autonomy, Jordan and Germany from a variety of disciplines such as climatology, hydrology, ecology, and social sciences. The project started in mid-2001 and a second project phase is scheduled for September 2005 to August 2008. For a subproject of GLOWA Jordan River, which is dealing with the impact of climate change and land use change on natural ecosystems, four Ph.D. positions and one Post-Doctoral position (part-time) are available. The post-doc position deals with: Plant community response to climate change: regionalization of findings. The aim of this project is to establish an observational and experimental setup along a steep climatic gradient in Jordan that will allow us to evaluate, to what degree the findings obtained from the first project phase (Israel) can be extrapolated to the whole Jordan River basin. The basic assumption is that the differences in land use between Israel and Jordan will be the major factor determining the system's response to climate change. This assumption will be tested in a large comparative set of observations and experiments which will be used for validating vegetation models developed in the first project phase, based on data obtained from a similar gradient in Israel. The candidate will be expected to develop a detailed research program which should include a subset of comparative studies needed for model validation. The candidate will be furthermore responsible for coordinating and supervising German and Jordanian technicians, undergraduate and graduate students who will be working on the comparative studies in Jordan and in Israel. The candidate should hold a Ph.D. in Biology, Ecology, Environmental Studies or a similar subject and should have a good publication record. Special skills required include a good knowledge of plant population ecology and/or community ecology, ability to spend long periods in the field, good knowledge in statistics and experimental design, very good knowledge of plants, excellent communication and organizational skills and fluency in English. Knowledge in Arabic and German is helpful but no prerequisite. Place of employment will be at the Plant Ecology lab (Prof. Dr. Katja Tielbörger) at the University of Tübingen, Germany. Payment will be according to the German standard tariff for public services (3/4 BAT II a) plus travel expences and per diem for the time of stay in Jordan. Please contact Katja Tielbörger (firstname.lastname@example.org) for further details. Candidates should send the following documents via Email to Prof. Katja Tielbörger (email@example.com) and the respective contact person for each project by July 15, 2005: 1) Statement of interest for one or more of the above positions Please indicate which position is of interest to you, why you are interested in the position(s) and which are your key skills/qualifications for the particular position. If you are interested in more that one position, please indicate and justify your preferences. 2) Curriculum Vitae. 3) List of publications. 4) Name and address (including Email) of two references. Posted: 6/7/05.
Silviculture/Ecology: One post-doc needed for conducting the following research project: Managing declining pine stands for the restoration of red-cockaded woodpecker habitat. Project Description: Across the southeast, DoD land managers share the challenge of restoring longleaf pine (LLP) forests to support red-cockaded woodpeckers (RCW) and associated species of concern, while retaining critical habitat features, including mature trees. Restoring longleaf pine is readily accomplished if existing trees are clearcut and seedlings planted. However, managers need alternative protocols that restore longleaf on sites where canopy pines are retained. The need for such protocols are critical at Fort Benning, Georgia, where as many as 70% of the active RCW cavities are located in mature loblolly pine (LBP) stands with trees that are senescing at an alarming rate. Because LLP seedlings do not thrive under closed canopies, restoration protocols most likely will indicate partial canopy removal. Leaving the trees likely to live the longest would secure the most RCW habitat value through time. Managers need a model for predicting longevity. To select stands for restoration, managers need a firm understanding of LBP decline in relation to stand conditions, site conditions, and management history. The overall goal is to develop protocols for restoring LLP to stands currently occupied by declining LBP. The project will accomplish three tasks: (1) First, we will develop stand level silvicultural protocols for restoring LLP forests while retaining a canopy component. (2) Secondly, we will model stand vulnerability to decline, and develop recommendations for continued management. (3) Finally, we will apply methods and analytical approaches from dendrochronology to develop a model that forecasts the mortality of individual trees. We will establish a field experiment using a randomized split plot design replicated on 6 blocks with canopy treatments as the main plot factor and cultural treatments as the split plot factor. Response variables include the survival and growth of residual trees, seedlings, and planted native grasses; light, soil nitrogen, soil moisture, foliar nutrients, and seedling water potential. Mortality and stand vulnerability models will be based on existing inventory data and on data collected from a stratified sample of all upland LBP stands. We will use standard ANOVA, regression, and non-parametric methods for most analyses, but we propose a novel application of dendrochronology methods coupled with logistic regression and time series analysis to forecast tree mortality. If you are interested, please contact: Dr. Geoff Wang, Department of Forestry and Natural Resources, 261 Lehotsky Hall, Clemson University, Clemson, SC 29634-0317 (Phone: 864-656-4864; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org). Posted: 6/8/05.
Forest Change Specialist: Ecologist GS-0408-11 ($50,541 per year) The USDA Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station's Interior West Forest Inventory and Analysis Program, headquartered in Ogden, UT. The Forest Change Specialist will join a team of scientists from the Forest Service, NASA, and University of Maryland who are working on characterizing forest disturbance and regrowth in North America in support of the North American Carbon Program. This individual will develop applications of Landsat-based change detection to support the Forest Inventory and Analysis Program (FIA) in the United States. Duties: conduct literature reviews and numerous interviews to assess the state of forest disturbance monitoring at forest, regional, and national scales. Based on results from this assessment, this individual will develop prototype image classification methods and other analyses to be performed on historic Landsat scenes in diverse forest conditions throughout the United States. Prototypes will be developed in collaboration with scientists in each of the five Regional FIA Programs (Interior West FIA in Ogden UT; North Central FIA in Minneapolis, MN; Northeast FIA in Newtown Square, PA; Southern FIA in Knoxville, TN; and the Pacific Northwest FIA in Portland, OR). The Forest Change Specialist will prepare peer-reviewed papers and present results at scientific meetings and to forest inventory specialists cross the country. This position requires knowledge of forest ecology principles and monitoring methods applicable to varied and complex projects that may include diverse forest conditions, and varying disturbance processes. The position also requires advanced knowledge in applied statistics, GIS and remote sensing. The position requires strong communication skills, willingness to travel for short durations, and the ability to work collaboratively in diverse teams. This is a two-year appointment with possible extension to four years. If you would enjoy working as part of the Rocky Mountain Research Station, we encourage you to express your interest by sending your curriculum vitae or resume to Gretchen Moisen (see below) by February 11, 2005. (Response to this outreach notice will determine the area of consideration and recruitment method, so your response is important). Contact: Gretchen Moisen, USDA Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station, 507 25th Street, Ogden, UT 84401. email@example.com, 801-625-5384. Posted: 1/28/05.
Forest Ecology: The USDA Forest Service, North Central Research Station is recruiting a permanent full-time research ecologist or forester with expertise in disturbance ecology, management effects on forest ecosystem, landscape ecology, and spatial modeling. One position will be filled at either the GS-12 or GS-13 level (salary range $54,275 to $83, 902 plus standard federal benefits). The duty station will be in the Ecology and Silviculture of Northern Lake States Forests Research Work Unit in Grand Rapids or St. Paul, Minnesota. The incumbent will participate in team-oriented research related to: 1) strategies for sustaining productivity, biodiversity, ecological complexity, and other ecosystem goods and services in managed forests; 2) restoration of ecosystems degraded by invasive species, fire exclusion, and other factors; 3) evaluating management approaches for riparian areas; 4) modeling landscape responses to stand-scale management treatments and disturbances. Potential research topics include, but are not limited to, modeling multi-scale outcomes of fuels or invasive species management in forest landscapes, multi-scale effects of restoring native ecosystems in mid-western landscapes, quantifying trade-offs between commodity production and sustainability of other ecological goods and services. Additionally, the incumbent will have the opportunity to conduct research within multidisciplinary North Central research teams on problems related to forest productivity, riparian management, landscape change, invasive species, and fire. Qualified candidates will have (1) academic training in forest and landscape ecology and forest management at the PhD level, (2) research experience in two or more focus areas including disturbance ecology, restoration ecology, ecological forestry, forest modeling over long temporal and multiple spatial scales; 3) well developed analytical and statistical skills; 4) knowledge of vegetation management for diverse ecosystem goods and services; 5) a successful record of publishing research papers in peer-reviewed scientific journals and presentation of research at scientific meetings; 6) demonstrated experience with technology transfer and program delivery; 7) demonstrated success at obtaining research funding and appreciation of the need for multidisciplinary approaches to attract funding; 8) ability to work both independently and within a team; 9) US citizenship (required). The position will be officially announced in the near future, with an anticipated starting date of fall 2005. If you are interested, please send a letter of interest and curriculum vitae summarizing your qualifications by July 1 2005 to Dr. Brian Palik, Project Leader, USDA Forest Service, North Central Research Station, 1831 Hwy. 169 E, Grand Rapids, MN, 55744; firstname.lastname@example.org; 218-326-7116. Those interested will be sent the announcement with duties, qualifications required, and application instructions. Posted: 5/6/05.
Forest Ecosystem Ecology/Nutrient Cycling: Researcher (MS) or Postdoctoral Fellow (PhD), Forest Landscape Ecology Lab, Forest Ecology & Management Department University of Wisconsin-Madison. We are seeking a project manager scientist for an experimental study examining the interactive effects of coarse woody debris (CWD) and canopy openings on carbon and nitrogen cycling through effects on microclimate, and the invertebrate, microbial, and vascular plant communities in northern Wisconsin, at a long-term research site on the Flambeau State Forest. The co-investigators on the project include Drs. David Mladenoff, Tom Gower, Craig Lorimer, Tom Hayes, and Erika Latty. The project involves collecting pretreatment data and conducting a replicated manipulation of CWD addition/removal and gap creation in northern hardwood forests. The manager will be responsible for daily operations and long-term planning of research activities including participation in data analyses, manuscript and proposal writing, and leading laboratory and field efforts. The coordination of multi-investigator work plans and the facilitation of overall project development will also be expected. Candidates are expected to have a MS or PhD in biology, natural resources, or related field with an emphasis in forest or terrestrial ecosystem ecology. However, considerable relevant experience may be accepted in place of an advanced degree. A minimum of two years prior research experience with measurements and instrumentation used in forest ecosystem ecology applications is expected. Understanding of forest nutrient cycling (C and N) and strong organizational skills are required. Proficiency in vegetation identification, GPS use, and/or the monitoring of meteorological stations is highly desired. The candidate must be capable of independent work and supervising field and lab technicians. Experience with database, statistical, and spreadsheet software is assumed. A valid driver license is required as frequent travel between field sites and the laboratory will be necessary. This is an annual appointment with the possibility and intention of renewal. The salary minimum is $31,580, and is dependent on qualifications and experience. Further information about the project. To Apply: Email a cover letter, resume or CV, and contact information for 3 references to Ms. Marilyn McDole (email@example.com). Review of applications will begin immediately, and will continue until a suitable candidate is found. Position is open immediately. Official position description. For additional information on the project and position, contact: Dr. Tom Hayes (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Dr. David J. Mladenoff (email@example.com). Posted: 6/7/05.
Forest Ecology: The Faculty of Forestry at the University of Toronto seeks post-doctoral researchers to study stand dynamics in temperate and boreal forests that are managed under various partial harvesting regimes. Topics of study will include growth and mortality responses to partial harvest, the dynamics of coarse woody debris, carbon sequestration, and the long-term effects of partial harvesting on species composition. The positions will be jointly supervised by John Caspersen and Sean Thomas: we seek to fill one position by June 1st 2005, and anticipate that this position will last for two years. Preference for this position will be given to candidates with experience in modeling and computer programming. If funding permits, we will fill a second position by June 1st 2006. To apply for one of these positions, please send a cover letter, CV, and the names of three references to John Caspersen (firstname.lastname@example.org). Review of applications for the first position will begin February 15th and will continue until a suitable candidate is found. Posted: 1/21/05.
Forest Ecology, Entomology, and Management: A two-year postdoctoral position is offered in conjunction with the Missouri Ozark Forest Ecosystem Project (MOFEP) funded by the Missouri Department of Conservation. The goal of MOFEP is to determine the effects of alternative forest management regimens on forest productivity and biodiversity. The postdoctoral position is in collaboration with Robert Marquis, who has been sampling leaf-chewing insects on two species of canopy oaks for 13 years as part of MOFEP. The goals of the insect herbivore portion of MOFEP are to: 1) determine the effects of forest clearing vs. forest thinning on herbivore communities associated with white and black oak (Quercus) trees, and 2) conduct supplemental sampling and/or experiments to clarify the factors that contribute to treatment effects. Position responsibilities include leading a field crew that samples insects four times during the growing season, caterpillar rearing, data management and analysis, and design and implementation of supplemental sampling and/or experiments to test for the causes of the effects of timber harvesting. Skills in field entomology, data management, and multivariate statistical analysis are essential, while expertise in one or more the following areas would contribute greatly to the success of the project: parasitoid ecology, tritrophic interactions, plant secondary chemistry, GIS and spatial statistics, forest ecology. The MOFEP terrain is relatively rugged, requiring one to be in good physical shape. Prospective candidates must be able to begin the position no later than March 1, 2005. A Ph.D. in ecology, forestry, or entomology is required. Base for the position is the Department of Biology, University of Missouri-St. Louis. Starting salary is $32k/year. Application review begins December 1, 2004 and will continue until the position is filled. Prospective candidates should send a letter of interest and curriculum vitae, and have three letters of recommendation sent to: Robert Marquis (email@example.com), Dept. Biology, University of Missouri-St. Louis, One University Boulevard, St. Louis, MO, 63121-4499. Posted: 10/21/04.
Evolutionary Ecology of Zooplankton: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Applications are invited for a postdoctoral research fellow to work collaboratively on research funded by NSF FIBR grant "Causes and consequences of recombination". The successful applicant will participate in field and laboratory research that focuses on the evolutionary ecology of Daphnia in both the water column and the dormant egg bank. Skills in at least one, and ideally more, of the following areas: evolutionary ecology, field ecology, laboratory culture of zooplankton, molecular markers. 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. The successful applicant will have completed all requirements for the Ph.D. by the start date. The position is available immediately, but could start as late as 1 May 2005 if a suitable candidate is not found sooner. 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 November 22, 2004 and continue until a suitable candidate is found. Posted: 10/26/04.
Evolutionary Molecular Genetics/Chemical Ecology: North Carolina State University We just received three years of NSF funding to study "Evolution of moth sexual communication systems". Our approach involves combining Quantitative Trait Locus analysis and candidate gene approaches with field tests of mating success to determine the number of genes and identity of genes that code for species specific mating. We are especially interested in understanding evolutionary mechanisms involved in diversification of complex traits that appear to be under stabilizing selection. We are looking for a postdoc who wants to conduct molecular genetic analyses to identify genes that control sexual communication and who also wants to do some field work. Candidates must have a background in molecular/quantitative genetics. Experience in chemical ecology and the use of GC equipment would be very helpful. More Background Information: Most night-flying moth species locate mates through production of, and response to, a very precise blend of two or more volatile chemical compounds. Within a population, females with atypical blends have been shown to be less attractive to males than females with the population’s common blend. Similarly, rare males that respond to atypical blends have been found to be at a disadvantage in finding mates. The genes that control pheromone blend ratios have never been found to be linked to, or affect male response, so mutations that cause changes in each of the two components of communication are expected to arise independently. On a simple theoretical level, this type of sexual communication system is expected to be evolutionarily constrained because an individual with a mutation leading to an altered blend or response will be selected against, when rare. Even if the selective disadvantage to rare individuals with alleles for novel signals or responses is minimal, mass selection is not expected to increase their frequency in the population. Based on these assumptions it is difficult to account for the great diversification of chemical mixtures used in mate communication by over 10,000 moth species. We are investigating a number of potential evolutionary mechanisms that could have resulted in this diversification by dissecting the genetic underpinnings of selective mating in moths. We are working with two sympatric moth species that have very distinct sex pheromone blends, do not mate in the wild, but can be induced to mate in the lab. We have mapped a number of QTL that control production of specific female sex pheromone components and male response to these components. We have moved one specific QTL between species and tested its impact on mating in the field. There are a lot more experiments waiting for the right postdoc! For more details on our labs see: Fred Gould and Coby Schal. The successful applicant will participate in the interdepartmental Keck Program in Behavior Biology. To apply: Send to Fred_Gould@NCSU.edu 1) A one or two page letter of intent. 2) CV, and 3) Names of 3-4 references. Closing date for applications is July 20, 2005, or until a suitable candidate is found. For further information call Fred Gould at 919-515-1647 or email to above email address. Posted: 6/20/05.
Plant-Herbivore Interactions: 1-2 post-doctoral positions available at Cornell University. I am seeking a candidate with interests in tri-trophic interactions, field ecology, and chemical mechanisms of plant defense. The position/s are for two years and have considerable freedom for the applicant to develop an integrated set of research questions. Please send resume and letter of interest to Prof. Jennifer Thaler (email@example.com). Cornell has an outstanding group of faculty working in all aspects of plant-herbivore interactions, local field sites, and generous resources to facilitate research. For further information see the Toxic Plant Lab website in the Department of Entomology. Applications will be reviewed immediately, but finishing PhD students are also encouraged to apply. Jennifer Thaler, Department of Entomology, 3128 Comstock Hall, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853 USA. Phone: 607-255-7064, Fax: 607-255-0939. Posted: 5/26/05.
Ecology and Evolution of Plant-Enemy Interactions: A two-year V. Dropkin Postdoctoral Fellowship is available in the Department of Ecology and Evolution at the University of Chicago. A fellow will be selected based on their potential to perform innovative research in plant pathology and sustainable agriculture, and will be expected to commence studies in fall 2005. Salaries are competitive; research funds and resources will be provided. Applicants should send a three-page research proposal, curriculum vitae, and three letters of recommendation by 30 May 2005 to: Dr. Joy Bergelson, Department of Ecology and Evolution, University of Chicago, 1101 East 57th Street, Chicago, IL 60637. Posted: 4/29/05.
Arthropod Food Webs & Insect-Plant Interactions: Postdoctoral Research Associate at Kansas State University. Ph.D. and strong background in ecology or related discipline with interests in trophic interactions among arthropods and insect herbivore-plant interactions. Ability to work independently in performing fieldwork, designing experiments and solving problems required. Excellent analytical and organizational skills, ability to communicate well orally and in writing, and ability to work well with other scientists and students required. Research will be performed at Konza Prairie and surrounding field sites in tallgrass prairie of the flint hills. Send a CV and a letter describing how your experience matches the position, and list names and contact information of three references to: Anthony Joern, Division of Biology, Ackert Hall, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS 66506. Review of applications will begin on February 15, 2005 and continue until the position is filled. Posted: 1/31/05.
Evolution of Tritrophic Interactions: A postgraduate research position is available for a highly motivated individual to join an NSF-funded research project. The primary objective is to test the working hypothesis that the indirect effects of the glandular trichomes of Datura wrightii on the natural enemies of D. wrightii’s herbivores oppose the direct effects of the trichomes on those herbivores. These indirect effects may constrain the increase in the frequency of plants with glandular trichomes in natural populations. Measurements of plant fitness in the field in the presence and absence of herbivores and/or 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. Applicants must have a PhD. degree before hiring, and research experience and knowledge in insect ecology and behavior, the design and analysis of field experiments, insect identification and a genuine interest in the evolution of tritrophic interactions. Excellent oral and verbal communication skills are also required. Postdoctoral positions start at a salary of $31,044 per year, plus benefits. The starting date is negotiable but will be no later than February 1, 2005. Screening of applications will begin November 1, 2004. The initial appointment will be for one year with reappointment for up to two additional years contingent upon satisfactory performance. To apply, send a curriculum vitae, relevant reprints or manuscripts in press, a description of research interests within the Datura system, and the names and e-mail and postal addresses of three references to: Dr. J. Daniel Hare, Department of Entomology, University of California, Riverside, CA 92521. For more information, send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. Posted: 9/14/04.
Evolutionary Dynamics of Networks: A postdoctoral research position is available to work on the evolutionary dynamics of networks with special reference to food webs. It is renewable for up to 4 years and based at the University of Manchester. The post is available from October 1, 2004 and it is hoped that the successful candidate will be able to start as soon as possible. The deadline is September 17, 2004. For further details and the application form see the full job ad. Posted: 9/3/04.
Plant-Animal Interactions/Community Evolution: A two-year post-doctoral position is available to work with me (and my lab). Potential projects include multi-trophic interactions such as herbivore-plant-pollinator interactions, as well as integrating below-ground and above-ground webs. The evolutionary ecology of these interactions will also be considered. While I have several different projects in mind, I am open to your ideas and specific interests, including the use of genomic tools. I am looking for an interactive person who still enjoys research independence. UC Davis is an exciting place to be an ecologist and evolutionary biologist; it has several great seminar series and lots of terrific colleagues. Start date is flexible, but sooner is preferred over later. The pay is $33,000 with good benefits. Please send via e-mail only a CV, one to two paragraphs on your research interests and a list of referees with their e-mail addresses to email@example.com. Please use the subject line: "Post-doc applicant". Application deadline: Nov 15th. Position open until filled. Sharon Y. Strauss, Professor, Section of Evolution and Ecology, 2320 Storer Hall One Shields Ave, UC Davis, Davis, CA 95616. ph: 530-752-8415, FAX: 530-752-1449. Posted: 9/3/04.
Insect Ecology/Climate Change/Modeling: A Research Associate/Post-doctoral Fellow position in the Department of Wildlife Ecology, University of Wisconsin, Madison, is available stating Fall 2005. Project: Native biota in Hawaii is characterized by extremely high rates of endemism and is highly vulnerable to human impacts and climate change. This research will focus on Hawaiian damselflies as aquatic indicators of ecosystem health and stability and in relation of climate driven hydrologic changes. Two species of mosquitoes also occur sympatrically with damselflies, including the Southern House Mosquito (Culex quinquefasciatus), an important vector of avian diseases in Hawaii. Previous studies have indicated a possible relationship between drought, the presence or absence of damselflies and mosquito population abundance. The objectives of this research are to develop a modeling framework that integrates demography of damselflies and mosquitoes and their functional interaction with the relevant climate parameters that affect these processes. The model will be used to evaluate the effects of elevational gradients, climate variation, and El Niño events on system dynamics. Requirements: We are seeking an individual with a strong quantitative background in population/community ecology or invertebrate ecology to undertake modeling work on the population dynamics of Hawaiian damselflies, their interaction with Culex mosquitoes and the effects of climate change on system dynamics. A Ph.D in Ecology, Entomology, Biology, or related biological field is required. Familiarity with discrete and continuous-time population models and basic statistics (linear and non-linear model fitting, general linear models, model selection, maximum likelihood) is required. Experience in the following is highly desirable: 1) computer programming (C, C++, JAVA), 2) the LINUX/UNIX operating system, 3) a major statistical software package (R, S+, SAS) and 4) a basic knowledge of a Geographical Information System. Major responsibilities include: 1) development of modeling framework, 2) parameter estimation from field and experimental data, 3) interaction and collaboration with modelers working on related projects and 4) interaction and collaboration with ecologists and vector biologists to aid in modeling and statistical data analysis. The position will be based in Madison with periodic travel (2-3 times/year) to Hawaii. Start date: Fall 2005. To Apply: Send a letter of introduction describing research interests and experience, a resume which includes a brief summary of relevant experiences and projects, an unofficial copy of transcripts, and 3 references to Ms. Debra Carroll, Department of Wildlife Ecology, University of Wisconsin, 1630 Linden Drive, Madison, Wisconsin, 53706 (firstname.lastname@example.org). Application Deadline: 31 July 2005 or until suitable candidate is found. For further information on this research program please contact: Dr. Michael D. Samuel, USGS-Cooperative Wildlife Research Unit, 204 Russell Lab, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI 53706. Phone: 608-263-6882. E-mail: email@example.com. Posted: 4/8/05, revised: 6/8/05.
Ecology of Mosquito-Host-Pathogen Interactions: Avian Researcher, Assistant Research Scientist III. The Avian Researcher will be stationed at the Illinois Natural History Survey’s Center for Ecological Entomology in Urbana-Champaign, but the incumbent’s duties include considerable seasonal travel throughout the state under the supervision of the Director of the Medical Entomology Program. The Avian Researcher will develop studies dealing with ecology of mosquito-host-pathogen interactions to better understand the transmission dynamics of mosquito-borne diseases on wildlife. The incumbent is expected to coordinate and train a field staff and students responsible for capture and handling of birds, collection and processing of blood samples, and determining the local abundance of birds and other wildlife in conjunction with ongoing studies of West Nile Virus. The incumbent will record and organize results of all avian field studies and analyze data and prepare scientific publications, will make oral presentations at appropriate scientific meetings, and will prepare written reports for the director of the Medical Entomology Program. Qualifications: Ph.D. in ornithology, ecology, wildlife biology, or other appropriate discipline. The individual is expected to have a strong background in avian population ecology, an understanding of experimental design and statistical analysis of data, and experience in field ecology or avian behavior. Expertise in avian surveys and population dynamics is desirable. Incumbent should have the ability to supervise and manage personnel and data from numerous avian projects, and should possess good interpersonal communication skills to develop successful working relationships with various constituencies and individuals. The individual must possess good writing skills, and an ability to analyze data. Must have a valid driver’s license and be able and willing to work under field conditions with little supervision. Salary: $35k-38k plus benefits. Available immediately and funds should continue through May, 2007. Applications will be accepted until September 10, 2004 or until a suitable candidate is found. To apply, please email or mail cover letter, resume and college transcripts (copies acceptable) to: Human Resources Office, PRF # 1294, Illinois Natural History Survey, 607 E. Peabody Drive, Champaign, IL 61820. Phone: (217) 265-5644; Fax: (217) 333-4949; firstname.lastname@example.org. For technical questions about this position, contact: Nina M. Krasavin, Phone: (217) 333-1186; email@example.com. Posted: 8/26/04.
Plant Virus Biodiversity and Ecology: The Plant Virus Biodiversity and Ecology Group (PVBE) is an NSF-funded multi-institutional collaborative project to inventory and characterize the plant viruses of the Tallgrass Prairie Preserve in Osage County, Oklahoma. We are searching for five postdoctoral scientists, pending final approval (which is fully anticipated soon). At least a few graduate students and/or postdocs need to be field people who KNOW THEIR PLANTS and are willing to learn (or already know) some molecular techniques. Some positions can be people trained in molecular biology who would like to learn more field biology. Please consider joining this tantalizing field of study! Please see http://opbs.okstate.edu/virevol/JobPVBE.html for a more thorough description of the positions. Posted: 3/28/05.
Plant-Insect-Virus Interactions: A Post-doctoral Research Associate is available at the University of Wisconsin - Madison, Department of Entomology. The overall objective of the project (USDA NRI-funded) is to understand the complex interactions between beetles, aphids and viruses all sharing the same host plant (soybean). Individuals with a background in insect ecology and field biology with interests in community interactions, plant-pathogen-vector interactions, induced plant responses (molecular and chemical basis), and above-ground/below-ground interactions would be particularly suitable for this position. Initial appointment is for 2 years with potential extension for 2 more years. Preferable starting time is late 2004 - early 2005. PhD must be in hand by the start date. Interested applicants should send a CV, statement of research interests, relevant reprints, and a list of three referees to Claudio Gratton (firstname.lastname@example.org). Posted: 7/30/04.
Plant-Insect Interactions: The Biology Department of Muhlenberg College seeks a Post-Doc to participate in an NSF-sponsored, 4-year interdisciplinary collaborative research project on the ecological, chemical, and genetic determinants of herbivory in Lindera benzoin. The associate will have the opportunity to develop independent research projects related to the overall project mission, mentor undergraduate research students, and collaborate with faculty in Biology, Chemistry, and Mathematics. There is also a possibility to develop and offer an undergraduate course related to the particular interests of the candidate. We seek an ecologist with expertise in analytical chemistry and/or molecular genetic techniques that may include GC-MS, HPLC, and AFLP and/or micro-satellite analysis. This position is ideal for an individual who recently completed, or is about to complete, a Ph.D., and who may be interested in pursuing a research/teaching career at an undergraduate liberal arts institution. Starting in May 2005 with a salary of $40k plus benefits, the position may be renewed on an annual basis for up to four years. The Biology and Chemistry Departments offer outstanding facilities for research including, but not limited to, greenhouse and protected field sites; plant growth chambers; SEM and TEM, automated DNA sequencing; GIS, GPS, and remote sensing facilities; PCR; CHN analyzer; HPLC; GC-MS and Field Gas Chromatography. Construction of a new interdisciplinary science center will begin in spring 2005 and will house this research project by September 2006. Interested applicants should send the following either in the mail or as separate email attachments: 1) cover letter indicating general expertise and interest in the position; 2) Current CV, 3) statement of research interests and experience including a description of specific skills; and 4) the names and contact information of at least 3 academic references to: Dr. Richard Niesenbaum, Biology Department, Muhlenberg College, Allentown, PA 18104-5586 or email@example.com. Review of applications will begin on February 1, 2005 and continue until the position is filled. Posted: 1/12/05.
Entomologist: Research Leader, GS-14/15, USDA Agricultural Research Service. The Midwest Livestock Insects Research unit at Lincoln, NE is seeking a highly qualified individual with an established record of experience to serve as a Research Entomologist (Research Leader). Salary commensurate with experience. Responsibilities include management and oversight of a scientific staff. Current research is being done to develop stable fly management strategies based on a better understanding of fly biology, habitat ecology and population dynamics; and to provide leadership for interdisciplinary teams and collaborative partnerships to facilitate research and technology transfer. A degree in entomology, with a basic knowledge of stable flies and a strong academic background in ecology, biological control, and pest management is needed to qualify. A Ph.D. is highly desirable. Applicants must have excellent communication and interpersonal skills with a demonstrated ability to guide research programs and provide leadership. This is a permanent, full-time position and applicants must be U.S. citizens. For application information and procedures, you may call Jan Jones (970) 492-7002 or write to USDA, ARS, HRD, WOB; 5601 Sunnyside Avenue; Beltsville, MD 20705-5106. A full copy of the job announcement is available on ARS website Applications must be postmarked by February 14, 2005. Posted: 1/18/05.
Entomologist/Ecologist: The incumbent serves as a Postdoctoral Research Associate at the USDA Invasive Plant Research Laboratory in Fort Lauderdale FL. The unit mission is to conduct basic and applied research in the development of environmentally safe, sustainable management strategies to control or manage invasive weeds that interfere with the preservation of natural resources. The incumbent will be a member of a weed biological control research team that conducts field- and laboratory-based assessments of introduced natural enemies attacking the invasive tree Melaleuca quinquenervia in south Florida. Specific responsibilities will include quantifying establishment, dispersal, and impacts of the melaleuca gall forming fly (Fergusonina turneri). The incumbent is responsible for independently planning, executing, interpreting, and reporting research results. Qualifications: Recent Ph.D. in Entomology, ecology or related discipline is required. Familiarity with post release evaluations of weed biological control agents and insect-plant interactions preferable. Research experience with herbivorous insects, arthropod dispersal or plant population dynamics is a plus. Ability to work in a multidisciplinary team environment and to interact directly with land managers is required. For more information, see the full job ad. Posted: 12/22/04.
Ecological Modelling, Invasive Plants: Postdoctoral Fellow - Ecology and Modelling (Ref 2005/460), CSIRO Entomology and the CRC for Australian Weed Management, Brisbane, QLD. A$56K-64K plus superannuation. The CRC for Australian Weed Management brings together outstanding research and extension groups from universities, government agencies and industry. The Weeds CRC is at the forefront of the response to Australia’s $4b/year weed problem. Join the fight against weeds. We need your knowledge of ecology and your ability to model. In this case we would like to apply these skills to help us develop generalisations regarding the invasibility and management of rangeland weeds, using a functional group approach. You will be developing and testing a generic population model to explore population responses to management under the diverse conditions encountered across Australian rangelands. Through the CRC for Australian Weed management you will be part of a large, multi-organisational effort aimed at finding solutions to the most serious woody weed problems in rangeland Australia. Your modelling efforts will leverage off extensive ecological and modelling work already conducted on woody weeds, and will build on close collaborations with ecologists who are conducting on-going research on a number of model systems, as well as with researchers at The Ecology Centre (University of Queensland). You will have a Ph.D. in ecological modelling and interests in invasive organisms. The position is available for two years. For selection documentation and details on how to apply visit www.csiro.au/careers or contact Rieks Van Klinken on +61 (07) 3214 2761 / email Rieks.firstname.lastname@example.org. Posted: 5/23/05.
Invasive Plant Research: A Postdoctoral Research Associate position is available beginning immediately in the Department of Biological Sciences at Florida Atlantic University. Responsibilities will include conducting field research and publishing results on the distribution and spread of the invasive climbing fern, Lygodium microphyllum, in the Florida Everglades. Applicants should have a doctorate in plant ecology, physiological ecology or a related discipline as well as excellent verbal and written communication skills. Applications should be received by April 20, 2005 and should contain a cover letter and CV, transcripts, relevant publications, and names and contact information for three or more references. Please e-mail applications to Dr. John Volin, email@example.com, Department of Biological Sciences, Florida Atlantic University, Davie, FL, 33314, USA. Posted: 4/12/05.
Invasive Plant Research: The Agricultural Research Service (ARS) of the US Department of Agriculture invites applications for a Research Entomologist that is to be located in Reno, Nevada. The position serves in the Exotic and Invasive Weed Research Unit (EIWRU) which conducts studies on the biology and control of invasive plant species. The position will have full responsibility for initiating, developing and managing independent research projects addressing biological control of invasive weeds in the western US. The position will initially focus on weeds of riparian habitats and will include specific research on the biological control of saltcedar (Tamarix spp.). Research may include insect and plant developmental biology, temporal and spatial population dynamics, and interactions with other abiotic and biotic factors affecting population dynamics, efficacy and safety of biological control agents and the integration of biological control into holistic pest management programs. The research effort should include a combination of field, laboratory and greenhouse studies for improving the management of invasive weeds through biological control. The position will be responsible for assessing natural enemy impact and conducting pre- and post-release environmental risk analyses. 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 and habitat restoration. Will also serve as Lead Scientist for a new project aimed at the management of riparian weeds in the Western US. For additional information on the application process see the ARS Scientist Vacancy List, Announcement No. ARS-X4W-0436. Announcement closes November 12, 2004. For more detailed information on the position responsibilities, please contact Dr. Raymond Carruthers, Research Leader, (510) 559-6127; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org U.S. citizenship is required. Salary Range: $69,762 - $107,170 PA. Posted: 10/22/04.
Insect-Invasive Plant Interactions: Effects of Insect Herbivore Guild Interactions on Population Dynamics of the Invasive Weed, Canada thistle. A 36-month postdoctoral research position beginning in January 2005 has just become available to supervise and help develop a comprehensive field, garden and greenhouse experimental study of the effects of interaction among insect feeding guilds in the performance, density, and dynamics of Canada thistle, Cirsium arvense. Specifically, the project tests the conflicting hypotheses that plant performance and population spread are most reduced by a single effective insect herbivore guild vs. a set of complementary insect herbivore guilds that attack different plant organs. The aim of this USDA NRI funded project is to increase the basic understanding of potential synergy/antagonism between insects feeding on the same host plant, with implications for design of biological control of invasive weeds programs. The successful candidate will take responsibility for the project logistics as well as participate fully in the data management, statistical analysis, and anticipated publication of this work. In addition, the successful candidate will have the opportunity to contribute to the intellectual development of the project and initiate related collaborative research. An individual with strong interests in insect-plant interactions, statistical ecology and population modeling and with a background in insect ecology and/or plant population dynamics would be particularly suitable for this position. The successful candidate will direct and conduct field and garden experiments and observational data collection to measure the effects of direct and indirect interactions among leaf/stem, root and floral insect herbivore guilds on growth, reproduction, recruitment and survival of Canada thistle. Thus, experience in and affinity for prairie grasslands field data collection, insect handling and rearing, plant cultivation as well as data management and analysis is desirable. The work will be conducted at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln, and in surrounding tallgrass prairie reserves in Lancaster County, NE. The successful candidate will join an active group of faculty and graduate students in the School of Biological Sciences. The candidate will help recruit and supervise 2-4 undergraduate summer field assistants who will participate as research-for-credit interns, and help guide 2+ graduate students with related projects. The post-doc will work together with these undergraduate and graduate students in experimental planning, setup, maintenance, data collection and handling in the field, garden and lab. The anticipated annual salary is $28k with benefits (no teaching); or $33k with benefits (with one semester courses to teach; a PhD and experience teaching ecology are required). Interested applicants should send a CV, statement of research interests, and a list of three referees (with e-mail addresses and telephone numbers) to Dr. Svata M. Louda, Charles Bessey Professor of Biological Sciences, University of Nebraska-Lincoln (SLouda@UNL.edu) and Dr. F. Leland Russell, Assistant Professor (FRussell@unlnotes.unl.edu). Posted: 8/2/04.
Grassland Invasion Ecology: We would like to hire a postdoctoral researcher to participate in a USDA-funded study on "Environmental stress, invasion by non-native grasses, and re-invasion by natives". The position is for one year with possible extension and is available now. The researcher will be employed through the grant site, the University of Massachusetts-Amherst; and based at the field research site, the University of California Bodega Marine Laboratory and Reserve, about 100 km north of San Francisco. The primary objective of the study is to test the hypotheses (1) that departures from historical regimes of disturbance and resource availability promote invasion by introduced species because they diminish the local adaptedness and therefore the competitive advantage of native plant species, and (2) that restoring historical regimes that have been altered by humans promotes re-invasion by natives. The study system is a coastal prairie where invasion stands at a patchy, intermediate stage: natives make up about half of the total plant cover in some places, while annual grasses introduced from the Mediterranean Basin make up over 95% of the total in others (Kolb, A., P. Alpert, D. Enters and C. Holzapfel. 2002. Patterns of invasion within a grassland community. Journal of Ecology 90:871-881). The postdoc will supervise on-going field experiments, help plan and conduct complementary greenhouse experiments, analyze data, and co-author papers. A taste for both field and greenhouse research, a flair for experimental design, a sound knowledge of statistics, a reasonably green thumb, an ability to identify plants, and an ability to write well are essential. A background in invasion ecology would be helpful. The postdoc will enjoy particularly benign working conditions. The climate is mild, the site beautiful, and the grassland virtually free of insects that bite humans. The laboratory community includes highly active researchers at all levels in the marine and terrestrial ecology of algae, plants, invertebrates, and vertebrates. We hope to find a congenial and interactive person to join this community. To apply, please email your cv, a cover letter that explains your qualifications and interest, and the names, mailing addresses, email addresses, and phone numbers of three references to Peter Alpert at email@example.com. Please also feel free to email for more information or discussion before applying. Applications will be reviewed as they are received and accepted until the position is filled. Posted: 8/4/04.
Invasive Species and Climate Change: Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, Princeton University. We seek a Postdoctoral Researcher in the field of ecology who is interested in studying the impacts of climate change on the ranges of invasive species in North America. The successful candidate will work closely with Professors David Wilcove and Michael Oppenheimer in an interdisciplinary study of this issue. Applicants must have Ph.D. in ecology, conservation biology, or a related field. Experience with the application of climate models to ecological problems, or equivalent experience is essential. A competitive salary, commensurate with experience, and excellent benefits will be offered. The initial appointment is for one year with possibility of extension to two years. Review of applications begins April 1, 2005. Send applications including curriculum vitae to: Geraldine Rhodes, Robertson Hall, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ 08544. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information about applying to Princeton. Posted: 3/4/05.
Evolution of Plant Invasiveness: Department of Botany, University of Vermont. I am looking for a post-doc to work on the evolution of invasive ability. The post-doc can begin in late August and continue for 18 months (with possible extension pending funding). The postdoc will participate in a USDA funded project on the evolution of invasiveness in the plant, Phalaris arundinacea. Project will involve a large field experiment along a geographical gradient in the East Coast with additional complementary greenhouse studies. Post-doc should have excellent experimental and data analysis skills. Opportunity for research/collaboration with European colleagues in France and Czech Republic. Applicants should send a CV and cover letter, and supply the names and contact information of two references. Review of applications will begin on May 8, 2005 and will continue until the position is filled. Contact: Jane Molofsky, Department of Botany, University of Vermont, Burlington, Vermont, 05405. Jane.Molofsky@uvm.edu. Posted: 4/29/05.
Evolutionary Ecology of Invasive Plants: A post-doctoral position is available for studies of life history evolution in a newly invasive grass in the Willamette Valley of Oregon. The work will focus on examining evolutionary changes associated with range expansion and the transition to an aggressive-invasive life history. The work includes a mixture of field and greenhouse studies with opportunities to participate in genetic marker analyses and to develop related projects of mutual interest. An individual with a background in plant ecology and field biology with an interest in molecular markers would be particularly suitable for this position. The work will be conducted at Portland State University and at nearby field sites in and around the Willamette Valley. The successful candidate will join an active group of graduate and undergraduate students in the Plant Ecological Genetics lab and will have the opportunity to participate in genetic marker studies being led by Alisa Ramakrishnan. Opportunities for interactions and collaborations with a broad range of faculty, post-docs, and graduate students are available in the Department of Biology, and in related departments at PSU and local colleges in Portland. Interested applicants should send a CV, statement of research interests, and a list of three referees to Mitch Cruzan (Cruzan@pdx.edu). Posted: 7/28/04.
Evolutionary Genetics of Invasive Plants: A two-year post-doctoral position is available as part of a project funded by the USDA to study range expansion of the invasive barbed goatgrass (Aegilops triuncialis). The major focus of the postdoctoral research will involve using a variety of molecular approaches to quantify the genetic bottleneck involved in the introduction into California, and to examine the biogeography of invasive lineages in their native range. In addition, because barbed goatgrass is an allotetraploid with multiple origins, this system is ideal to address questions relating to polyploid speciation. We are looking for a highly motivated individual with a Ph.D. degree and with the demonstrated ability to carry out outstanding research. The successful candidate must have substantial experience in high-throughput genotyping and a strong record in population genetic and phylogenetic analyses. We also emphasize the ability to interact and work collaboratively with others, as the post-doc will work closely with a technician and undergraduate researchers. In addition to the molecular ecology, the project as a whole involves substantial quantitative genetic and ecological genetic experiments. While no experience in this area is required, the candidate can expect to hone their expertise in field demography. The position is available 1 October 2004, but the start is flexible to some degree. Salary and benefits are competitive, and UC Davis is an excellent academic environment for a post-doc in plant evolutionary biology and species invasions. Our lab group has excellent interactions with our colleagues in plant physiology, evolutionary genetics and molecular biology. We will begin reviewing applications on September 1 2004. Please send a letter of interest and a C.V., and the names and contact information for three references to: Prof. Kevin Rice, Agronomy and Range Science, One Shields Ave, University of California Davis, Davis, CA 95616. email@example.com. Posted: 7/28/04.
Ecological/Evolutionary Genetics: Evolution of plant mating systems and evolutionary genetics, 2 years - $37,000/year + benefits, Starting date flexible, lab of Naoki Takebayashi University of Alaska Fairbanks. A postdoctoral position is available in the general areas of plant mating system evolution or ecological/evolutionary genetics in Alaskan Arabidopsis lyrata (Arabis lyrata) and Papaver sp. to investigate questions of mutual interest. Potential projects include the genetic basis of inbreeding depression, adaptations to high latitudes in Alaskan A. lyrata, for instance cold adaptation or the evolution of self-fertilization, molecular evolution of self-incompatibility, etc. The project could be theoretical, ecological or molecular. Many of the projects are in collaboration with Diana Wolf, who has experience in molecular techniques. My lab is well equipped for medium-throughput DNA extraction, cloning, sequencing and molecular marker analysis, with 6 thermocyclers, a 96-well tissue grinder, etc. The core molecular lab is also very well equipped with 2 ABI 3100 sequencers, liquid handling robots, flow-cytometer and other equipment. A 7 node linux cluster is available for computaion, and super-computers (IBM, Cray X1) are avialable from Arctic Region Supercomputing center
Evolutionary Ecology and Genetics: Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, Harvard University. A post-doctoral position is available, starting July 1, 2005 or earlier. The postdoc will participate in an NSF-funded project on the evolutionary ecology and physiology of germination in Arabidopsis thaliana. Using mutant and natural ecotypes, the project examines the physiological basis of natural variation in germination phenology, while ongoing work in the lab investigates the consequences of this variation to life-history expression and population dynamics. Both fieldwork and laboratory work are involved. Interested applicants should send a CV and cover letter, and supply the names and contact information of two or three references. Review of applications will begin on April 30, 2005 and will continue until the position is filled. Contact: Kathleen Donohue, Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, Harvard University, 22 Divinity Ave., Cambridge, MA 02138. firstname.lastname@example.org. Posted: 4/8/05.
Genomics/Plant Physiology & Ecosystem Function: Three post-doctoral positions, one in plant genomics, one in plant physiology and ecosystem function, and one in soil microbial genomics and ecosystem function, are available to conduct integrated research on plant and microbial gene expression in relation to physiology and ecosystem function. Successful applicants will work on a multi-investigator DOE-funded project examining microbial and plant responses to global climate change factors in experimental California annual grassland communities. Project PIs are Mary Firestone, David Ackerly, and Adam Arkin (University of California Berkeley), and Margaret Torn and Gary Andersen (Lawrence Berkeley National Lab). Plant genomics: the plant genomics post-doc will be responsible for developing quantitative measures of gene expression for selected genes related to uptake and metabolism of nitrogen and carbon. The successful candidate should have a strong background in analysis of plant gene expression, preferably including experience working with root systems, and an interest in integrating molecular and ecological methods. The position will be co-supervised by Ackerly and Andersen, and will be based at LBL. Plant physiology and ecosystem function: the ecosystem post-doc will be responsible for developing and implementing measures of nutrient uptake, carbon gain and primary productivity, in close collaboration with below-ground microbial and biogeochemical studies. The successful candidate should have a strong background in plant physiology and ecosystem science, including experience with experimental design and physiological instrumentation. The position will be co-supervised by Ackerly and Torn, and will be based at UC. Microbial genomics: the microbial genomics post-doc will be responsible for continued development of high-density microarray analysis of soil communities and interest in integrating community characterization with ecosystem processes. The successful candidate should have a strong background in molecular analysis of natural microbial communities as well as interest or experience in terrestrial nutrient cycling. The position will be co-supervised by Andersen and Firestone, and will be based at LBL. Applicants should submit a letter noting which position they are applying for, with a description of relevant experience and research interests, and a CV including the names of three letter writers. Review of application will commence March 1st, and continue until all positions are filled. Applications may be sent as email attachments, fax, or mail to: Plant positions: David Ackerly, Dept of Integrative Biology, 3060 Valley Life Sciences Building, University of California, Berkeley CA 94720-3134. fax: (510) 643-6264, email: email@example.com. Microbial position: Gary Andersen, Center for Environmental Biotechnology, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, 1 Cyclotron Road, Mail Stop 70A-3317, Berkeley, CA 94720. fax: (510) 486-7152, firstname.lastname@example.org. Posted: 3/10/05.
Ecological Genomics: Genetic Control Over Responses of Prairie Grasses to Abiotic Stress -Kansas State University. Postdoctoral Opportunity available to participate in this newly emerging field at the interface of ecology and genomics. This research initiative will link responses of living systems to environmental change at the genetic level. The overarching goal of this research initiative is to identify the genes that are involved in organismal responses to the environment. This specific research assembles investigators with complementary expertise in Ecology (Johnson) and Plant Molecular Biology (Shah) to elucidate the response and adaptation of prairie grasses to abiotic stresses. In particular, we are interested in understanding the molecular, genomics, and physiological response of roots of the dominant tall grass prairie species 'big blue stem (Andropogon gerardii)' to drought, nitrogen-limitation, and other abiotic stresses, and to correlate changes in gene expression in roots with ecological plant response. This work will take place at Konza Prairie Biological Station and in the laboratories of Drs. Johnson and Shah in the Division of Biology. This post-doctoral opportunity is part of the Ecological Genomics initiative in Kansas. The program takes advantage of existing strengths at Kansas research universities (KSU, KU, WSU) in genetics and genomics, ecology and evolutionary biology to answer cross-cutting questions that lie at the interface of genomics and ecology. More information about the Kansas Ecological Genomics Initiative can be found at www.ksu.edu/ecogen For this postdoctoral position, we seek candidates with a Ph.D. in molecular biology and an interest in applying molecular and genomic tools to address ecological questions. Importantly, applicants should have the interest and willingness to cross disciplines. The successful candidates must be able to design and conduct independent experiments. Excellent oral and written communication skills and the ability to work well in a team-based/collaborative research atmosphere are essential. Applications will begin to be reviewed on July 1, 2005 and will continue until the positions are filled. Start date for the post-doctoral position is August 15, 2005. A complete application must consist of: 1) A cover letter detailing your qualifications and how they relate to the advertised position. 2) A professional resume. 3) Reprints/preprints of publications. 4) Names and contact information for three referees. Send a completed application package to Doris Merrill (Ref: position ref number 165) Administrative Assistant, Ecological Genomics Initiative Division of Biology, Kansas State University 232 Ackert Hall, Manhattan, KS 66506. Phone: (785) 532-3482, Fax: (785) 532-6653. Completed applications can also be emailed to email@example.com. Posted: 6/20/05.
Ecological Genomics: Two positions at the postdoctoral research associate or research assistant level are available March 2005. The postdoctoral research associates/research assistants will work as part of an interdisciplinary team in a new research initiative, "Bridging the Divide: Linking Genomics to Ecosystem Responses to Climate Change." This DOE-funded project focuses on the linked study of gene expression and physiological responses in two dominant tallgrass prairie plant species to simulated climate change (more info). The postdoctoral research associates/research assistants will be responsible for gene expression analyses using microarrays and for gene characterization in natural populations of the two grasses Andropogon gerardii and Sorghastrum nutans. This is a collaborative project with Yale, Kansas State, Colorado State, and the University of Minnesota. The postdoctoral research associates/research assistants will interact with a team of researchers with expertise in ecology, physiology, and genomics. The field component of the research will be conducted at Konza Prairie Biological Station, a NSF Long Term Ecological Research site. Gene expression analyses will be conducted at the KSU Gene Expression Facility. This project benefits from interactions with a community of researchers working in ecological genomics as part of the Kansas Ecological Genomics Initiative. A degree in plant molecular biology or a related field is a requirement for the positions. Applicants for a postdoctoral research associate position should have a Ph.D. in the area and applicants for a research assistant position should have a B.S. or M.S. in the area. Experience in recombinant DNA techniques is required and experience in gene expression analysis, plant physiology or biochemistry, and an interest in ecology are desirable. Part-time employment is a possibility. To apply, please email a letter of application, CV, and contact information for three professional references to both Dr. Karen Garrett, Department of Plant Pathology, Kansas State University (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Dr. Melinda Smith (Melinda.email@example.com), Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Yale University. Review of applications will begin 1 March 2005 and continue until the positions have been filled. Posted: 2/7/05.
Population Genetics/Molecular Ecology: Position responsibilities involve development and assay of nuclear-encoded microsatellites and assay of mitochondrial DNA sequences for projects involving population genetics and molecular ecology of marine fishes. Primary responsibilities include data acquisition and analysis, and preparation of reports and publications. Qualifications: Dissertation or postdoctoral work in molecular population genetics and/or molecular ecology is required, as is experience with microsatellite and/or mtDNA data acquisition and analysis. Experience with major software programs (e.g., ARLEQUIN, GENEPOP etc.) also is required. Salary will depend on experience. Benefits are included. Position is for 12-24 months. Position will remain open until filled. Contact: Send curriculum vitae, description of research experience, and names, addresses, phone numbers, and e-mail of three references to: Dr. John R. Gold, Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas 77843-2258. Electronic submissions are acceptable: firstname.lastname@example.org. International applicants will be considered if they hold the correct visa(s). Posted: 9/30/04.
Plant Evolutionary Ecology: A post-doctoral position is available, starting September 1, 2005. The postdoc will participate in an NSF-funded project on the role of resource environment in determining the mating system. The project will test several mechanistic hypotheses for how resource context affects mating system parameters using innovative flower and plant-level manipulations and microsatellite genetic markers in a model system (Fragaria virginiana). The research will ultimately contribute to our understanding of the role of environment in the evolution of dioecy. Field, greenhouse and laboratory work are involved. Experience with molecular markers is highly desirable. Interested applicants should send a CV, cover letter, and the names/contact information for three references. Review of applications will begin on May 1, 2005 and will continue until the position is filled. Contact: Tia-Lynn Ashman, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15260. Email: email@example.com, Phone: 412-624-0984. Posted: 4/1/05.
Plant Evolution: Postdoctoral Research/Lab Manager, Department of Ecology, Evolution and Marine Biology, Mazer Lab, University of California, Santa Barbara. Life History, Developmental, and Mating System Evolution in the genus Clarkia (Onagraceae). A 12-month lab manager/research position beginning in January 2005 is available to supervise a comprehensive greenhouse experiment while the principal investigator is on leave as Program Director at NSF. The optimal candidate will also participate fully in the data management, statistical analysis, and anticipated publication of this work. While a postdoctoral candidate is the most desirable, other candidates with sufficient research, laboratory, statistical and leadership experience will also be considered. An individual with a background in plant evolutionary ecology, quantitative genetics, statistical analysis of multivariate data, and plant development would be particularly suitable for this position. The successful candidate will direct and conduct a comparative greenhouse study to measure genetic and ontogenetic components of gender allocation in two subspecies of Clarkia xantiana (Onagraceae): the predominantly outcrossing C. xantiana ssp. xantiana, and the predominantly selfing C. xantiana ssp. parviflora. The work is also designed to seek evidence for evolutionary constraints on life history and floral development rates by estimating the genetically based correlation between rates of individual and floral development. Experience in image analysis and in automated pollen-counting is desirable but not necessary (training will be provided). The candidate will be expected to recruit and to supervise 6 - 10 undergraduate assistants at UCSB who will participate as research-for-credit interns, assisting in sample-collection and - processing in the greenhouse and lab. Depending on the experience of the candidate, there may be the opportunity to teach courses in Botany and Introductory Biology (for additional compensation). The successful candidate will join an active group of graduate and undergraduate students in the Department, and will have the opportunity to develop independent or collaborative research. Anticipated annual salary: ~$34.4k with benefits (with no teaching responsibilities); $38-$44k with benefits (with one or two one-quarter courses to teach; a PhD. and experience teaching plant biology are required). Interested applicants should send a CV, statement of research interests, and a list of three referees (with e-mail addresses and telephone numbers) to Susan Mazer (firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com). Phone: 703-292-7121. Posted: 7/30/04.
Ecological and Evolutionary Morphology: A postdoctoral position is available at Iowa State University to study the role of ecomorphological variation on the evolution of species interactions and community structure in Plethodon salamanders. The position is part of an NSF-funded CAREER project in the laboratory of Dean Adams, Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Organismal Biology, Iowa State University. The position calls for quantitative analyses of cranial morphology in eastern Plethodon populations across single and multi-species communities, in an effort to quantify patterns of community organization relative to species interactions. Primary responsibilities for this position include: 1) conducting laboratory research in quantitative morphology, 2) maintaining laboratory databases and requesting/retrieving specimens from museum collections, 3) analyzing data and writing manuscripts, and 4) helping to coordinate projects of undergraduate students involved in the project. Successful applicants should have a Ph.D. in ecology, evolution, or a related field. Strong quantitative and statistical skills are required. Salary is $30k plus benefits, and funds are available for two years pending satisfactory progress. The position can begin as early as March 1 2005. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until a candidate is selected. To apply, please send a cover letter, CV, and names and e-mail addresses of three references to Dean Adams (firstname.lastname@example.org), Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Organismal Biology, Iowa State University, Ames, IA 50011-3223, USA. Posted: 12/21/04.
Terrestrial Mammal Ecologist: LGL Alaska Research Associates, Inc. an established research and consulting firm is seeking candidates for a permanent, full time Terrestrial Mammal Biologist/Ecologist position. Candidates must have a Masters or Ph.D., excellent writing skills, strong quantitative analysis skills and the ability to interact with a variety of clients. Applicants must enjoy fieldwork and be willing to work in the rigors of the Alaskan environment during all seasons. Experience or a demonstrated interest in living and working in Alaska is required. Experience with large mammals (caribou, moose, bears) is beneficial. We offer competitive salaries (commensurate with experience), a retirement plan, benefits package and an excellent environment for professional growth. Additional information. Interested applicants should send a cover letter, resume and reprints (if available) to: Dr. Dale W. Funk, Terrestrial Mammal Ecologist Search, LGL Alaska Research Associates, Inc., 1101 East 76th Avenue, Suite B, Anchorage, AK 99516. email@example.com. Posted: 11/19/04.
Vertebrate Behavior and Ecology: The University of Texas Marine Science Institute in Port Aransas, Texas has an opening for a Research Scientist in Vertebrate Behavior and Ecology. Preference will be given to candidates competent in experimental methods and quantitative analysis (including statistical design and analysis) of animal behavior and ecology in both the field and laboratory. Candidates must have a Ph.D. degree or equivalent and a strong record of research accomplishments (including publications and grants). Successful applicants will be expected to supervise and coordinate ongoing research projects in larval fish and marine mammal behavior and to obtain extramural funding as Principal Investigator of independent research. Postdoctoral experience is required. Submit your resume using recruiting # 040818010702 and send letter of interest, statement of research interests, curriculum vitae, and names of three references before October 1, 2004 to Professor Lee A. Fuiman, Director, Marine Science Institute, The University of Texas at Austin, 750 Channel View Dr., Port Aransas, TX 78373-5015. Posted: 8/31/04.
Fish Community Ecology: A postdoctoral fellow is sought to work on a research program examining the determinants of fish community structure, including the potential role of spatial structure, in riverine systems. The successful candidate will be responsible for a main project examining fish community structure in relation to habitat features in 11 tributaries of the Outaouais River (Quebec, Canada) and will also work closely with the two principal investigators, P. Magnan and M.A. Rodríguez, on related projects. The position will provide ample opportunities for interaction with other members of the Group for Research on Aquatic Ecosystems (GREA) and the Group for Interuniversity Research in Limnology (GRIL). A strong background in fish ecology and multivariate statistical analysis, including direct ordination techniques, is required. The annual stipend is CAN$40k (approx. US$32k) and the position may be renewable for one additional year. Candidates should send a CV together with the names and contact information of two references before 15 July 2005 to both of the addresses below: Pierre Magnan, Canada Research Chair in Freshwater Ecology, Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières (Québec), Canada G9A 5H7. Phone : (819) 376-5011 # 3375, FAX : (819) 376-5084, e-mail : firstname.lastname@example.org. Marco A. Rodríguez, Departement de chimie-biologie, Universite du Quebec a Trois-Rivieres, 3351 boul. des Forges, Trois-Rivieres (Quebec), G9A 5H7 Canada. Voice: (819) 376-5011 ext. 3363; Fax: (819) 376-5084, e-mail: email@example.com. Posted: 6/20/05.
Pelagic Fisheries Ecologist: The Gulf of Maine Research Institute (GMRI) is seeking candidates to fill a Research Scientist position in pelagic fisheries ecology. Research Scientists are responsible for maintaining active, high-quality research programs with extramural funding, assisting with the translation of research results for education and application, and participating as active members of GMRI. Research Scientists report directly to the Chief Scientific Officer. Our mission is to develop knowledge and public understanding of the Gulf of Maine ecosystem through a fusion of scientific research and public education. Working collaboratively with scientific institutions, government agencies, and the fishing community, GMRI develops pragmatic solutions to complex problems to support the sustainable use of the Gulf of Maine ecosystem and the communities that depend on it. This position is one of eight Research Scientists expected to be recruited during 2005. GMRI's research program will initially focus on fishery ecosystem research. The Research Scientists will have a unique opportunity to play a pivotal role in the emergence of a new national center for strategic marine research, closely linked to its community, focused on its bioregion, and complemented by a unique public education space. GMRI moved into its new marine research facility in on the waterfront in Portland, Maine in mid-January 2005. Candidates must have earned a doctoral degree and have an established research record in an appropriate scientific discipline. Candidates will preferably have a wider interest and experience in fisheries and marine ecosystems. We are accepting applications from both junior and senior level scientists. Applicants should submit a letter of interest, a curriculum vitae and names of five references to: Dr. John Annala, Chief Scientific Officer, Gulf of Maine Research Institute, 350 Commercial Street, Portland, Maine 04101 USA. firstname.lastname@example.org. To ensure full consideration applications should be received by May 27, 2005. Candidates will be considered until the position is filled. Posted: 4/8/05.
Fishery Biologist: Heartland Network & Prairie Cluster Prototype, Inventory and Monitoring program of the National Park Service. This is a permanent, full-time position (GS-9/11), with an annual salary between $40,454-$63,629 per year 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 nearby Springfield MO. Extensive travel and work under extreme weather conditions is expected. The Fishery Biologist will design and implement long term monitoring of fish communities, their aquatic habitats, and other indicators of aquatic ecosystem health in network parks. If selected, you will be the lead person in developing and managing a monitoring program for stream fishes in network parks and ensuring monitoring objectives are met. The Fishery Biologist will ensure that indicators of ecosystem integrity selected for monitoring fish communities are scientifically credible and theoretically linked to important aspects of ecosystem function. The incumbent will implement fish community monitoring including development of sample designs, monitoring protocols, and data analyses and interpretation. The Fishery Biologist also will oversee fisheries-related inventory and monitoring projects, including the drafting and oversight of projects performed through contract, interagency or cooperative agreement. The Fishery Biologist will ensure high-quality monitoring results of stream fish communities 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 January 10-February 7, 2005. Application forms and detailed application instructions are available at the USAJobs web site; vacancy announcement CK152914EV (open, competitive) and CK158432EV (merit promotion). Carefully follow instructions in the job announcement - written responses to the Knowledge Skills and Abilities questions (KSAs) are required. Posted: 1/11/05.
Fisheries Ecologist: H. T. Harvey & Associates, an ecological consulting firm based in Northern California, seeks senior fisheries ecologists with a strong background in estuarine and/or anadromous fish ecology to perform baseline ecological studies, develop fisheries/habitat restoration and management programs, prepare environmental review documents, perform impact assessments and monitoring, conduct research, consult with resource agency staff, and manage complex fisheries projects (including supervision of field staff, client coordination, and proposal preparation). Among other major projects, the senior estuarine ecologist will assist with the restoration planning for over 15,000 acres of salt ponds in the South San Francisco Bay. Both positions are based in our San Jose headquarters and involve work throughout central and northern CA. Applicants should have a strong academic background in fisheries biology (PhD or MA/MS) with solid technical and field experience/knowledge concerning adult and juvenile fish identification, life histories and habitat requirements of West Coast estuarine/anadromous fishes, standard instream habitat assessment/inventory and field sampling techniques, assessment and removal of barriers to fish passage, and water quality sampling/impact assessments. Applicants should have 5+ years of relevant work with a consulting firm or government agency, preferably with threatened and endangered West Coast fishes (incl. salmonids). The ability to assess impacts of projects on fisheries, develop fisheries restoration plans, negotiate with regulatory agencies (regarding CEQA, NEPA, and CDFG stream alteration agreements), design creative and successful mitigations, and propose and manage time critical projects is highly desirable. Technical writing ability and good communication skills are essential. An excellent salary and benefits package is available. To apply, please e-mail your resume, references, and salary history to email@example.com or mail/fax to H. T. Harvey & Associates, Attn: Personnel, 3150 Almaden Expressway, Suite 145, San Jose, CA 95118; Fax (408) 448-9454. Posted: 9/30/04.
Aquatic Population Biology and Genetics: The Department of Zoology, Oregon State University seeks candidates for a postdoctoral position. Start date is approximately 15 September 2005 (negotiable). As part of an NSF-funded project (http://www.science.oregonstate.edu/lytlelab/projects.htm), the appointee will use molecular methods to understand patterns of adaptive evolution in populations of desert aquatic insects. The molecular work will complement other projects in the research group pertaining to behavioral evolution, evolutionary theory, and conservation biology, and so an interest in cross-disciplinary collaboration is desirable. Although based at Oregon State, the project may include fieldwork in the Southwestern U.S. and Mexico. Required qualifications include a Ph.D. in evolutionary biology, ecology, genetics, or a related discipline, as well as experience with relevant statistical and computational methods. Candidates with experience in microsatellite development and data analysis are especially encouraged to apply. Complete job description available at http://oregonstate.edu/jobs . For full consideration apply by 15 June 2005. Email a letter of application, CV, statement of research interests and qualifications, and contact information for three references to: Dr. David A. Lytle, firstname.lastname@example.org (Dept. of Zoology, OSU, Corvallis OR 97331). Posted: 6/2/05.
Aquatic Ecosystem Ecology: Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Scientist Position within the DFG-project So 145/24-1 for initially 12 months starting from November 2005 (renewable for a total of maximally 5 years, depending upon a continuation of funding). We are looking for an ecologist who will be responsible for a comparative analysis of seasonal time series data generated from various experimental and observational projects within the DFG priority program AQUASHIFT (“The impact of climate variability on aquatic ecosystems”) which comprises fresh water and marine study sites. We expect an above average doctorate in a subject related to the future work, preferably Biological Oceanography, Limnology, or Ecology. Applications by statisticians and modellers with ecological experience will also be considered. Experience in the future research field should be documented by publications or manuscripts. The required qualification comprises - familiarity with time-series analysis and meta-analysis, - familiarity with theoretical concepts of ecology, - familiarity with aquatic ecosystems. Experiences in ecological modelling and knowledge of German at conversation level would be helpful. Applications from women are particularly encouraged. Applications for handicapped persons will be favoured when all other qualifications are equal. Applicants should send (until June 15, 2005, if possible) a curriculum vitae, a statement of research experience and interests, list of publications, reprints, manuscripts and copies of the M.Sc. and PhD-certificates to: Leibniz-Institut für Meereswissenschaften an der Universität Kiel, - Personalbüro -, Wischhofstraße 1-3, D-24148 Kiel, Germany. Please mark Your application with the keyword "AQUASHIFT-time series". Further information can be obtained from Prof. Dr. Ulrich Sommer (Tel.: +49 (431) 600-4400, E-mail: email@example.com. Posted: 5/27/05.
Aquatic Community Ecology: Post-doc: I am looking for someone with experience in community ecology of fish or aquatic macroinvertebrates to assist in a project examining the response of aquatic communities to changing frequency of drying and nutrient status in the Florida Everglades. The position will be offered for two-years at a competitive salary and benefits. Please visit my webpage to see a list of past post-docs from my lab and to view some of our research publications. To inquire further, please contact Joel Trexler, Department of Biological Sciences, Florida International University, Miami, FL 33199; 305-348-1966 voice; firstname.lastname@example.org. To apply, send an email with a cover letter describing your interest and a CV with names and contact information of references. Posted: 5/9/05.
Theoretical Aquatic Ecology: The effect of herbivores on plant composition is a complex problem that is receiving increased theoretical and empirical attention. Recent theory predicts how species composition will change as a function of resource gradients and tradeoffs in species traits that affect resistance to and tolerance of predators. This theory is applicable to an emerging applied problem that contradicts a well-established limnological paradigm; invasive zebra mussels are promoting harmful phytoplankton blooms in many lakes, including the Great Lakes, despite reductions in nutrient loading. The problem, however, is complex, and not adequately addressed by existing theory. Empirical studies indicate that harmful phytoplankton are promoted by zebra mussels under some conditions, but suppressed under others. We will examine this question with a series of models, from simple analytical to complex simulations. We believe this is an especially exiting problem given the interesting basic theory, a large and growing empirical data base, and the immediate societal relevance. Responsibilities. Our general goal is to examine the basic mechanisms by which zebra mussels affect phytoplankton assemblages and in particular harmful phytoplankton blooms. While we prefer a candidate that seeks to do theoretical work on the question described above, candidates that also wish to include an empirical component (to collaborate directly with a host of people working on empirical aspects of the problem), or wish to pursue a related problem, are encouraged to contact us. Duration: 1 year, renewable for a second year assuming satisfactory performance. Salary: $36,000, plus travel and other benefits. Deadline: Applicants will be immediately reviewed, but should not arrive later than Dec. 31. Location: Michigan State University, Ann Arbor. This position is not restricted to US citizens. Interested candidates should contact Scott Peacor (Peacor@msu.edu). Please include a CV. Posted: 11/22/04.
Aquatic Ecotoxicology: A postdoctoral position is available immediately in the Stream Ecology Laboratory, University of Notre Dame, to study the ecotoxicology of a new family of industrial chemicals known as ‘ionic liquids’. The postdoc will lead an effort to proactively evaluate the population, community, and ecosystem-level responses in aquatic environments to novel chemicals that may eventually replace common industrial solvents. Candidates must have a Ph.D. with a strong background in ecology, chemistry, and/or toxicology of aquatic ecosystems. Experience with EPA standard bioassay approaches, chemical fate/transport models, or with molecular approaches in toxicology is a plus. Opportunities also exist for some involvement in other projects including ecology of invasive species, ecological subsidies from salmon, role of large woody debris in Midwestern streams, and dynamics of dissolved organic matter in the laboratory of Dr. Gary Lamberti, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame IN 46556-0369 USA. Position is for 1 year renewable for a 2nd year and compensation will be commensurate with experience. Applicants should submit (1) letter of application, (2) current C.V., and (3) names, email addresses, and phone numbers of three referees preferably by email to email@example.com by June 20, 2005, although review of applications will commence immediately. Posted: 6/7/05.
Algal Ecology and Environmental Assessment: A postdoctoral position is open for a highly motivated individual interested in ecology, algal ecology, and application of algal ecology to environmental assessment. The postdoctoral associate will supervise projects that assess algal responses to ecological conditions and utilize that information to develop suites of algal indicators for assessing and managing ecosystems. Major responsibilities will include statistical analysis of data, preparation of research papers, field sampling, identifying and counting algae, supervising sample analyses, and writing proposals. Applicants must have a PhD and experience in freshwater algal taxonomy and ecology and experience conducting field research in aquatic ecosystems. Experience with advanced statistical procedures and analyses (especially multivariate and Bayesian techniques), Access database management, GIS, and technical writing are important. Applicants should submit a cover letter describing their interest in and qualifications for the position, curriculum vitae including all academic experience plus employment during at least the past 5 years, copies of college transcripts, and names of 3 professional references with their e-mail addresses and phone number. Send applications to Dr. R. Jan Stevenson, Department of Zoology, 203 Natural Science Building, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan 48824-1115. Applications and questions can be addressed to firstname.lastname@example.org. Review of applications will begin December 15, 2004 and will continue until the position is filled. Posted: 11/18/04.
Aquatic Ecologist: The Nature Conservancy is seeking a highly motivated individual who can work independently, yet integrate their work into a team effort through effective and timely communication with off-site colleagues. The Delaware River Program Sr. Aquatic Ecologist will work closely with staff from the Delaware River Program, TNC's Eastern New York Chapter, a wide range of local, state and federal partners across the Delaware River Basin, as well as TNC staff from Chapters in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Delaware. The Aquatic Ecologist position will provide ecological, hydrological and water-planning expertise to develop and implement water conservation strategies, monitoring programs and the Program's basic research agenda for the Eastern New York Chapter's priorities within the Delaware River Basin. This position will promote and coordinate a variety of biohydrological research, monitoring, planning, and communication activities in priority river watersheds throughout the Delaware River Basin including the Neversink River, Basha Kill Creek, Beaverkill-Willowemoc River system, East and West Branches of the Delaware as well as the Delaware River mainstem. This position will also be responsible for developing and implementing research and monitoring agendas for species of critical interest to TNC including a variety of freshwater mussels, diadromous fish and aquatic insects. This position will work with a variety of agencies, organizations, community groups, academics and individuals to assure the health of the river's ecosystems, which will require developing innovative conservation solutions and building effective partnerships. This position will be located at the Program's office on TNC's Neversink River Preserve in Cuddebackville, New York. For the full job ad or more information, contact: George E. Schuler, Delaware River Program Director, The Nature Conservancy, P.O. Box 617, Cuddebackville, NY 12729. Phone: 845-858-2883, Fax: 845-858-2883, Email: gschuler#064;tnc.org. Posted: 11/8/04.
Aquatic Ecology: As part of the new Alberta Ingenuity Centre for Water Research, we are recruiting several Post-Doctoral Researchers to study the processes that maintain ecosystem function in streams and rivers of the East Slopes of the Rocky Mountains in Alberta, Canada. These individuals will work as part of an interdisciplinary team of aquatic ecologists, hydrologists and modelers at the University of Calgary (Post, McCauley, Jackson, Maier) and University of Lethbridge (Rood, Rasmussen, Hontella, Goater, Hurley). We are interested in individuals with interests in process oriented, field-based empirical and conceptual research who have strong quantitative skills with an interest in working collaboratively on large scale difficult problems. Particular areas of expertise that would be beneficial include: • coupling individual level behaviour, energetics and hydrodynamics of fishes to population dynamics and food web processes; • developing innovative solutions to habitat and flow requirements of stream and river fishes; • assessment of food web processes and in-stream processing of materials; • testing theory regarding the mechanisms that regulate riverine structure and function; • modeling food web interactions and dynamics in advective environments; • modeling spatial dynamics of populations and predator-prey interactions in structured populations. Please submit a curriculum vitae and statement of research interests to Vicki Litkowski (email@example.com) at the Water Research Centre. Further information about the opportunities can be obtained from John R. Post (firstname.lastname@example.org), Lee Jackson (email@example.com) and Ed McCauley (firstname.lastname@example.org) in the Division of Ecology, University of Calgary. Terms are two years (one year initial appointment plus one year renewable). Open till filled. Funding provided by The Alberta Ingenuity Centre for Water Research, a collaboration among researchers in Science, Engineering and Social Sciences at Universities of Calgary, Lethbridge and Alberta. Posted: 9/28/04.
Aquatic Ecology/Fisheries/Environmental Chemistry: I invite applications for a post-doctoral fellowship starting as soon as possible. The successful candidate will work under a partnership between the University of Toronto and the Ontario Ministry of the Environment. The focus of the research is examining the provincial sportfish contaminant monitoring database for temporal trends in contaminant concentrations in a variety of fish species from sites throughout the Canadian Great Lakes and interconnecting channels. The position is for one year with possible renewal for a second year. Salary is competitive, dependent on experience. Candidates should have a strong background in aquatic ecology, fisheries, and the trophic transfer of environmentally persistent chemicals. Opportunities for teaching may be available in the Department of Zoology. Email a covering letter stating your research interests, CV, and the names and email addresses of two potential references to: Don Jackson, Department of Zoology, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario M5S 3G5 Canada email: email@example.com. Applicants should also indicate the date that they will be available. Applications will be accepted until September 30, 2004 or until the position is filled. Posted: 9/27/04.
Chief, Watershed Ecology Branch: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is seeking to fill the position of Chief of the Watershed Ecology Branch, Western Ecology Division (WED), National Health & Environmental Effects Research Laboratory, located at Corvallis, Oregon. The incumbent will be responsible for leading a multi-disciplinary team of scientists comprising the Watershed Ecology Branch (WEB). The incumbent provides supervision and broad oversight of research in the branch. Specific responsibilities include: broad-scale scientific direction, identifying policy-relevant research needs, overseeing the development and implementation of research plans, and ensuring timely communication of research results to the scientific and regulatory communities. In addition, the incumbent must set research priorities, allocate resources among projects, organize research teams, motivate and supervise branch members, and function as part of a larger Division management team. As part of the Western Ecology Division, WEB conducts research to understand and predict the effects of stressors on watersheds at varying temporal and spatial scales. A systems-landscape approach is encouraged to identify linkages among terrestrial and aquatic components, and to quantify the relative importance of components and processes as they relate to endpoints of interest. Ongoing research focuses on watershed processes and habitats that affect sustainability of Northwest salmon populations. Future research may include developing methods to assess (1) watershed processes that affect the inherent potential of watersheds to meet their designated use and (2) the sustainability of watershed resources as affected by changing land use and other stresses. Desirable applicants will have a degree in a relevant biological science, physical science, or engineering discipline. Candidates must have demonstrated leadership in scientific management of state-of-the-art programs in environmental science (e.g., ecology, watershed science, natural resources). The successful candidate must demonstrate a high degree of professional judgment, scientific insight, and leadership to coordinate and supervise diverse research projects and anticipate future directions for Branch research toward meeting EPA research needs. This is a permanent full-time position with a salary range from $82k-126k pa, commensurate with qualifications, plus a full benefits package. Vacancy announcement and application instructions are on the OPM web-site and EZhire. Vacancy announcement number RTP-DE-2005-0005 is open to all U.S. citizens; vacancy announcement number RTP-MP-2005-0216 is open to current and former federal career applicants. Application deadline is 11/19/04. Submit all documentation as specified in the vacancy announcement. Questions regarding this vacancy may be directed to Rena Sawyer, Human Resources Management Division at 800-433-9633, or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org and reference the "WED Branch Chief". Posted: 10/22/04.
Water Modeling: University of British Columbia (Okanagan) Post-doctoral Fellow (two years), Surface and groundwater interaction and modeling. We seek one post-doctoral researcher, beginning May 2005 or earlier, for a Canadian Water Network-funded research project. The project is part of the large research program involving Simon Fraser University, Geological Survey of Canada, Environment Canada and UBC (Okanagan). The research focuses on evaluation of surface and groundwater interaction in the Okanagan basin, southern interior of BC. Various approaches including water mass balance, chemical tracing and modeling will be conducted in the selected watersheds of the Okanagan basin. Starting salary is $30k plus applied benefits. Please send your CV and names of three references to Dr. Adam Wei (email@example.com) or Dr. Jeff Curtis (firstname.lastname@example.org). Posted: 3/16/05.
Division Director - Coastal Ecosystems: South Florida Water Management District West Palm Beach. Directs and manages engineering, scientific, technical, planning and support staff in fulfillment of the Division's mission of developing, planning, and implementing programs in the coastal ecosystems and watersheds of the District including, but not limited to, Naples Bay, Estero Bay, Florida Bay, Loxahatchee River, Indian River Lagoon, Caloosahatchee Lagoon, and the Lower West Coast Region. Master's degree in engineering, environmental sciences, planning or related disciplines. Seven (7) years of progressively responsible experience directing, managing, or implementing engineering, environmental sciences, or planning water resource projects, and at least two (2) years supervisory experience. Job reference number 205166. For more information and to apply online visit http://www.sfwmd.gov. Posted: 5/27/05.
Senior Supervising Environmental Scientist: South Florida Water Management District West Palm Beach. An advanced level, scientific position, responsible for supervising professional environmental scientists in the planning and implementation of research and restoration projects. This position is responsible for making technical decisions as well as policy and programmatic decisions with minimal direction from superiors. Additionally, the position will represent the District to the public in a variety of project related matters. Advanced Degree in Ecology, Environmental Science, or related field. Seven (7) to fourteen (14) years of qualifying experience in environmental science or engineering programs required. State of Florida Drivers License. Professional certification in a scientific discipline is desirable. Job reference number 205173. For more information and to apply online visit http://www.sfwmd.gov. Posted: 5/27/05.
Chief Environmental Scientist: The South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) seeks qualified applicants to lead the agency's research and assessment programs dealing with freshwater lakes and watersheds in south Florida. The SFWMD is a regional agency of the state of Florida, and is charged with managing and protecting water resources of the region by balancing and improving water quality, flood control, natural systems and water supply. The agency has an internationally-recognized applied research program that addresses key issues related to ecosystem restoration and water resource management, state-of-art laboratory facilities, large-scale experimental research sites, and close proximity to several major universities The Chief Environmental Scientist shall be a recognized expert in freshwater ecology, with substantial experience in the science and management of lakes in a regional, watershed-based context. Incumbent must possess sufficient education and professional experience to organize and carry out large-scale multi-disciplinary research and evaluation projects that address lake management issues in south Florida, and to develop and direct regional environmental restoration and water resource management programs. In addition to leading an active research and evaluation program in his/her areas of expertise, the Chief Environmental Scientist will: (a) play a major role in developing programmatic research and evaluation plans, timelines, and budgets; (b) act as a representative for the District at multi-agency working groups, panel discussions, or other such meetings related to ecological research and restoration; (c) serve as an expert spokesperson regarding ecosystem research and evaluation for professional audiences, lay audiences, and the Governing Board; (d) serve as a mentor and/or professional consultant for other scientific staff, in regard to both programmatic and regional ecosystem research and evaluation; and (e) provide technical and scientific leadership in regional restoration and water resource management projects. Ph.D. in Ecology, Environmental Science, or related field. At least 15 years of qualifying experience. Job reference number 205030. Apply online at http://www.sfwmd.gov referencing #205030 in the career opportunity section. Posted: 5/27/05.
Water Resources Scientist: The following is an Early-alert announcement for an anticpated opening for an ecosystem scientist to work in the Ecology and Management of Riparian and Aquatic Ecosystems Research Work Unit of the USDA-Forest Service North Central Research Station, Grand Rapids, Minnesota. Full time, permanent, with flexible work schedules, $60,576 – 130,173 (GS12/13/14/15), Full benefits. The desired candidate will have a Ph.D. and - Research experience in one or more of these areas: • Hydrology, • Water Quality/Chemistry, • Water Resources Engineering, • Soil Science, • Aquatic Ecology, • Riparian Ecology, • Geomorphology. -Substantial knowledge and understanding of aquatic, riparian, and wetland ecosystems. -Ability to work in multiple land use types from forested, to urban, to agricultural, and at multiple scales from the small watershed to major river systems. -Willingness to become part of an integrated team assessing land use influences on the water resource in the Mississippi River basin. -Strong communication skills including a successful record of publishing research papers in peer-reviewed scientific journals and presentation of research results at scientific meetings. -Strong leadership skills and the ability to work both independently and with a team. -United States citizenship (required). Specific research goals are: - Understand the structure and function of riparian and aquatic ecosystems, their ecological and biological processes, and linkages to external systems; - Understand the effects of landscape conditions and disturbance on aquatic and riparian ecosystems; and - Develop new tools for managing riparian and aquatic ecosystems that are adaptable to a diversity of landscapes and societal values. For application information or a copy of the recruitment notice, contact Peggy Castillo at (651-649-5026, email@example.com). To learn more about the research, contact Dr. Randy Kolka at (218-326-7115, firstname.lastname@example.org). Please respond by March 25, 2005 to be sure of receiving a copy of the recruitment notice. Posted: 3/3/05.
Riparian Restoration Ecology: Postdoctoral Research Position: Development and implementation of watershed models to guide riparian restoration. Successful candidate will help coordinate and lead multidisciplinary R&D program in the Academy of Natural Science's Patrick Center for Environmental Research to: (1) quantify relationships between landcover and stream ecological integrity; (2) predict stream responses to riparian restoration; (3) use watershed models to guide riparian restoration planning, in partnership with agencies and NGOs. Seeking candidates with science/engineering Ph.D. and significant expertise in one or more of the following fields: watershed hydrology; fluvial geomorphology; nonpoint source pollution modeling; riparian zone processes and management; landscape ecology; stream ecology. Will also consider applicants with Masters degree and substantial experience. Essential skills include: application of GIS and remote sensing in watershed modeling; ability to lead outreach efforts with watershed managers, restoration practitioners, and other stakeholders in the mid-Atlantic region; excellent communication and organizational skills; ability to work independently, as part of a multidisciplinary team, and to direct the work of others. Other desirable skills: experience in designing and implementing riparian restoration projects; quality publication record. Position available beginning ASAP for 2-yr. minimum commitment. Review of applications will begin on July 18, 2005, and continue until position is filled. Send letter of interest, representative publications, CV, and names, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses of four references to: Watershed Modeling Committee (Position #912), c/o Alex Moede (email@example.com; 215-299-1091), Patrick Center for Environmental Research, Academy of Natural Sciences, 1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 19103-1195. Posted: 6/28/05.
Riparian Ecology: Incumbent will be stationed at Montana State University and participate with a research team conducting a long-term study on riparian ecology in Grand Teton National Park. The position will be renewed yearly for upwards of three years. Starting date, March 2005 to June 2005; salary $38k to $40k per year plus benefits. Contact: Bruce Pugesek (406-994-6144, firstname.lastname@example.org). To apply send curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation, and representative publications by February 15, 2005, to: Bruce Pugesek, U.S. Geological Survey-Northern Rocky Mountain Science Center, 229 AJM Johnson Hall, P.O. Box 173492, Bozeman, MT 59717-3492. Posted: 12/20/04.
Hydroecology and River Science: Postdoctoral Position in affiliation with the Connecticut River Hydroecology Group (CRHG). The position will be located at the Conte Anadromous Fish Research Center in Turners Falls, MA, to be co-directed by Dr. Ben Letcher, Ecology Section Leader at the Research Center, and Kim Lutz, Connecticut River Program Director for the Nature Conservancy. We seek an individual with interest and research experience in interdisciplinary river science to participate in the development of ecological flow prescriptions for the Connecticut River basin. This project will involve the development and application of models predicting the effects of alternative flow management and restoration scenarios on river habitats, communities and ecosystems of the Connecticut River. Qualifications: PhD in an appropriate river science discipline (e.g. Ecology, Fisheries Science, Hydrology). We are particularly interested in individuals who combine strong quantitative skills (including familiarity and experience in ecosystem or hydrologic modeling) with the ability to communicate effectively with a diverse group of stakeholders and scientists. Start date: 1 July 2005, with some flexibility. The term of the position is 1-year with good potential for an additional year. Salary: Full time, $40K/year plus benefits. Additional funds are available for travel and research expenses. Closing date: 15 May 2005. Contact: Interested candidates should contact Kim Lutz (email@example.com). To apply, please provide cover letter with statement of personal career interests and professional goals, plus extended resume including list of references. Posted: 3/31/05.
Stream Ecology: The Smithsonian Environmental Research Center (SERC) has a postdoctoral opening on a research team evaluating human impacts on streams across the Chesapeake and New England regions. The research will quantify and predict stream ecosystem condition by integrating measurements of hydrologic flow, water quality, and biological indicators with watershed attributes (such as land cover, stream network configuration, nutrient budgets, and metrics of disturbance and human activities). The work will synthesize existing data on landscape characteristics and stream condition, so the project will not collect new field data. The work will produce a system of landscape models for quantifying stream condition, predicting stream impairment, and prioritizing watershed management responses. The work will require strong skills in spatial analysis (particularly GIS), statistical analysis, and interpreting relationships between landscape properties and stream measurements. Applicants should have a Ph.D. in science or geography, peer-reviewed publications, and professional presentations. Applicants should also have experience with geographic information systems and multivariate statistical analysis and background in landscape ecology, ecosystem ecology, biogeochemistry, nutrient transport, stream ecology, or hydrology. Other desirable skills include: watershed modeling, 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 on Watershed Classification. Salary $34,184-$41,815 (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 October 15, 2004 to Dr. Donald Weller (firstname.lastname@example.org), SERC, P.O. Box 28, Edgewater, MD 21037-0028. Posted: 9/27/04.
Applied Stream Ecology: We are seeking a Postdoctoral Research Associate to work on a recently-funded research project examining the effects of agriculture and genetically-modified crop byproducts (e.g. non-harvested foliage) on carbon cycling in stream ecosystems. We are looking for a broadly trained stream ecosystem ecologist to join a dynamic research team composed of four co-PIs, graduate and undergraduate students. Research will be conducted in south/central Indiana and the postdoctoral research associate will coordinate research design, field measurements, data analysis and publication. Qualifications: PhD in stream/aquatic ecology. To apply, please submit the following: (1) a cover letter explaining your interest in this work, any relevant work experiences, and available work dates; (2) your curriculum vitae; and (3) a list of at least 3 references, including name, title, address, email, and telephone. Inquiries and applications submitted through email are encouraged. Send applications to: Dr. Jennifer Tank, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN 46556, email@example.com. Review of applications will begin October 1, 2004 and will continue until the position is filled. Posted: 9/2/04.
Marine Biogeochemistry: Two-year postdoc position to work on biogeochemistry of coral bleaching using pulse-chase isotope labeling experiments. Analyses include a combination of bulk stable isotope and compound-specific lipid isotope measurements. Research includes up to three continuous months of fieldwork in Hawaii, several two-week trips back to the field, and intensive laboratory analyses. Candidates must hold a PhD, have experience with stable isotope analyses, and relevant fieldwork. Experience working with corals and lipid extractions desirable. This position is part of a collaborative project between Drs. Andrea Grottoli (University of Pennsylvania, firstname.lastname@example.org) and Tamara Pease (The University of Texas Marine Science Institute, email@example.com). Position begins July 1, 2005, contingent upon funding. Please send CV, statement of research interests, names and contact information of three references, and copies of two publications either by regular mail or electronically to: Andrea Grottoli, Assistant Professor, Department of Earth and Environmental Science, University of Pennsylvania 240 South 33rd Street Philadelphia, PA 19104-6316 (firstname.lastname@example.org). Applications will be accepted until April 25, 2005. Posted: 3/3/05.
Marine Ecology: Project title: Reversing Declines of Seabirds, Sea Turtles, and Marine Mammals: An Integrated Assessment of Bycatch in Fisheries - Duke University Marine Laboratory and Blue Ocean Institute. We are looking for three postdoctoral researchers to add to our research team. Postdocs will be joining a team of investigators working on an ongoing, funded project to develop a global perspective on incidental catch for seabirds, sea turtles, and marine mammals, including both US and international fisheries. Previous analyses have focused upon a particular ocean region (e.g., the Southern Ocean), a species group (e.g., albatrosses), or fishery (e.g., pelagic longlines) and have failed to take the comprehensive approach necessary for rational management of multinational resources. By taking a large-scale approach and building on efforts from existing databases, we hope to facilitate international collaboration and coordination of bycatch assessment, mitigation and management. The overall objective of this project is to increase our understanding of fisheries bycatch as a factor in observed declines in seabirds, sea turtles, and marine mammals. Our efforts will focus on key fisheries that are thought to have the largest effect on at-risk species (e.g. gill/driftnets, trawls, and longlines). We are looking for applicants with the following qualifications: a) Population ecologist - Candidates should have experience generating population models for species with limited data and have experience dealing with uncertainty and data gaps. Ideally, we would like someone who has worked with multiple model types and software. b) Quantitative ecologist - Candidates should have a high-level of statistical/quantitative proficiency which could include experience in multivariate statistics, time series analysis, Bayesian statistics, and estimation methods. c) Spatial Ecologist / Analyst - Candidate should be well-versed in GIS, especially ArcGIS, with strong quantitative skills in spatial analysis and statistics. Familiarity with several programming languages (e.g. Python, Avenue, AML, Matlab and/or Perl) and oceanographic data formats (e.g. shapefiles, rasters, HDF, and/or NetCDF) are preferred. General qualifications for all applicants: Recent Ph.D. in ecology, oceanography, fisheries, marine policy, marine conservation, geospatial analysis or related fields. Strong written and oral communication skills are required. Travel experience, fisheries experience, and foreign language skills desirable. Applications from international scientists are encouraged. For more information please contact: Larry Crowder, Nicholas School of the Environment and Earth Sciences, Duke University Marine Laboratory, (email@example.com). Please direct post-doctoral applications including CV, personal statement, and 3 letters of recommendation to Amy Long (firstname.lastname@example.org). Posted: 6/28/05.
Marine Ecology: The Australian Institute of Marine Science (AIMS) conducts marine research for the sustainable development, conservation and management of marine resources. AIMS is seeking a Post-Doctoral Scientist to work with other members of the Research Team and Group in Townsville to publish scientific papers based on the results of the Long-term Monitoring Program on the Great Barrier Reef. The successful candidate will have a PhD in Ecology in one or more of the following sub-disciplines population ecology, community ecology, evolutionary ecology or macroecology. A good track record of publication, both quality and quantity, in international peer-reviewed scientific journals (relative to opportunity and career stage) is required as are good written and verbal communication skills. The position will be full-time (nine days per fortnight) for a fixed term of 2-year with the possibility of renewal for a third year, at a salary of A$59,953 per annum (AOF Level 4.2) plus superannuation. Enquiries Hugh Sweatman, Research Team Leader (07) 4753 4470 / +61 7 4753 4470 or email email@example.com. How to find out more- A full application kit which details responsibilities of the position and the selection criteria can be accessed via our website (Position no. 284). Closing date for applications is Monday 11th July 2005. Posted: 6/3/05.
Marine Community Ecology: cological fidelity of present-day molluscan assemblages. Seeking a post-doctoral research associate to participate in NSF-funded global meta-analysis of marine benthic assemblages, to assess and develop new quantitative approaches to using skeletal remains as proxies of live communities for conservation biology, marine ecology, and paleoecological analysis. Associate will take the lead in live-dead analysis of rescued samples from coastal US waters, assist in the construction of a relational database, and, depending on expertise, participate in multivariate analysis and modelling of either taphonomic processes or macroecological patterns. Experience in statistical analysis and database construction required, expertise in marine benthic communities preferred. 1 year appointment with potential for second year, starting summer 2005. Requires either PhD in hand or dissertation submitted and approved for degree. Please send an application letter, CV, and 2 letters of recommendation to Susan Kidwell, Department of Geophysical Sciences, University of Chicago, firstname.lastname@example.org. Posted: 4/21/05.
Marine Ecologist: Full-time, immediate opening Location(s): Monterey or Santa Cruz, CA. I.M. Systems Group, Inc (IMSG) has a multiple year contract to provide scientific and technical support to the National Ocean and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). IMSG has an immediate need for a Marine Ecologist with NOAA’s National Marine Protected Areas Center in California. The MPA Center’s mission is to provide information, tools and training needed for the effective design, management and evaluation of the nation’s system of MPAs. The new Marine Ecologist will play a critical role in the ongoing effort to design a science-based and effective national system of MPAs meeting multiple conservation and management goals throughout the U.S. Primary responsibilities of the Marine Ecologist include: (i) developing a strong and collaborative national science program targeting key issues in the design and adaptive management of MPAs; (ii) participating in regional, national and international scientific working groups on important marine conservation issues; (iii) supporting and guiding the MPAC’s ongoing assessment of the current suite of US MPAs and the identification of future place-based conservation priorities; and (iv) evaluating and synthesizing for broad audiences scientific issues in marine conservation. Qualifications: The qualified applicant must possess: (i) an advanced degree in marine ecology or a related discipline (PhD is strongly preferred); (ii) broad knowledge of the structure and function of US marine ecosystems, and of the natural processes and anthropogenic stressors that affect ecosystem health and sustainability; (iii) knowledge of the scientific issues and approaches underlying successful design, management and evaluation of MPAs, including siting models, network design, spillover, connectivity, recovery trajectories, monitoring, and the role of fisheries; and (iv) familiarity with the public planning processes and policy issues involved in the establishment of MPAs sites, networks or systems. Also required: (i) the ability to form and lead collaborative teams with diverse expertise to achieve common research objectives; (ii) experience with analyzing spatial data in a marine conservation context; (iii) the ability to successfully manage multiple projects and to prioritize effectively among competing demands; (iv) strong written and verbal communication skills and ability to synthesize complex scientific information for diverse audiences and need; (v) the ability to work objectively in a complex and contentious public policy arena, occasionally as the sole federal representative; and (vi) experience with fundraising for marine science or conservation projects, including working with governmental grants and contracts. We feel this position is equivalent to between a Government Scale (GS) 12 to a step one 13 position and salaries and experience should be within range. Applicants should email their resume and include their salary requirements to email@example.com with the following subject line: "MPA05-001 National MPA Marine Ecologist". Resumes MUST be received before March 18, 2005 for initial consideration. Posted: 3/2/05.
Marine Ecology: United States Environmental Protection Agency, National Health and Environmental Effects Research Laboratory, Atlantic Ecology Division, Narragansett, Rhode Island. Project: Population-level Response of Estuarine Organisms to Habitat Alteration. EPA is concerned with the ecological effects of habitat alteration in aquatic systems. The goals of this research project is to develop stressor-response relationships and models linking habitat alteration and loss to responses in bay scallop populations. This research project is assessing the population level response of bay scallops to habitat alteration using a combination of laboratory experimentation, field investigations, and demographic modeling. This position will support the project through one or more of the following activities: developing innovative approaches to experimentally test how organisms respond to habitat alteration; integrating experimental results with demographic models; application of population and/or metapopulation models; and/or developing field studies to evaluate and test model predictions. Duration: 3 years. Requires: Ph.D. in Marine Ecology, Conservation Biology, Population Biology, Benthic Ecology, or closely related field. For more information, see the full job ad. Contact: Timothy R. Gleason (firstname.lastname@example.org). Posted: 2/14/05.
Marine Ecology: Postdoctoral Research Scholar openings (3) in marine ecology at the University of North Carolina’s Institute of Marine Sciences (Morehead City). Research addresses: (1) ecological impacts of sea-level rise and alternative erosion controls on estuarine shorelines; (2) barrier island community recovery following storm disturbance and restoration; and (3) impacts of fill on habitat function of ocean beaches and coastal oceans. Job availability: spring 2005. Salary range: $32-38K. Jobs require experience in experimental ecology, strong statistical analytic skills, and the ability and desire to co-author influential and provocative papers. Send CV, letter of interest, and email addresses for 3 referees to Charles H. Peterson at email@example.com. Posted: 2/10/05.
Marine Ecology: The Gulf of Maine Research Institute (GMRI) is seeking candidates to fill three marine ecology positions focused on pelagic fisheries, demersal fisheries and benthic community ecology. Research Scientists are responsible for maintaining active, high-quality research programs with extramural funding, assisting with the translation of research results for education and application, and participating as active members of GMRI. Research Scientists report directly to the Chief Scientific Officer. GMRI is building a new marine research facility in Portland, Maine with completion scheduled for January 2005. The Research Program will initially focus on fishery ecosystem research. The Research Scientists will have a unique opportunity to play a pivotal role in the emergence of a new national center for strategic marine research, closely linked to its community, focused on its bioregion, and complemented by a unique public education space. Candidates must have earned a doctoral degree and have an established research record in marine or environmental science. Candidates are preferably marine biologists/ecologists with a wider interest in fisheries ecology and marine ecosystems. We are accepting applications from both junior and senior level scientists. Applicants should submit a letter of interest indicating which position they would like to be considered for, a curriculum vitae and names of five references to: Dr. John Annala, Chief Scientific Officer, Gulf of Maine Research Institute, 400 Commercial Street, P.O. Box 7549, Portland, Maine 04112, USA. firstname.lastname@example.org. To ensure full consideration applications should be received by October 15, 2004. Candidates will be considered until the positions are filled. Posted: 8/27/04.
Aquatic Systems Management and Restoration: Two positions for senior environmental scientists with expertise in aquatic systems management and restoration are available in the St. Johns River Water Management District, north-central Florida. These positions entail advanced professional work based in Palatka, Florida managing team-based scientific assessments of water pollution in regionally significant lakes and rivers of the middle basin of the St. Johns River in central Florida near Orlando. These on-going pollutant analyses focus on three large lakes (Jesup, Monroe, Harney), segments of the St. Johns River, and two spring-fed rivers: Wekiva and Rock Springs. Primary duties include long-term scientifically based management of water resources by providing scientific expertise in support of lake and river restoration in the Middle St. Johns River Basin; scientific data management, analysis, and reporting; Pollutant Load Reduction Goal (PLRG) development; providing assistance to the Florida Department of Environmental Protection in their development of Tads; and development of lake and river restoration alternatives. These positions manage contracts with consultants and university faculty to produce high quality work on schedule and within budget. Knowledge of limnology and lake management, river and stream ecology, water quality, and statistics. Skilled in data analysis, scientific writing, effective written and oral communication of scientific information; and constructive team participation. Ability to perform field work in lakes and rivers under adverse conditions. Position Titles: Environmental Scientist V: $43k-$75k; Environmental Scientist IV: $46k-$82k. Apply by: May 27, 2005. Qualifications include: a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in biology, limnology, chemistry, botany, environmental science or related field and six years professional experience in the environmental field. A Ph.D. is preferred. For additional employment information and on-line application, visit SJRWMD.com. Posted: 5/6/05.
Restoration Ecologist: Hydrologist (Recover), GS-1315-12/13 or Ecologist (Recover), GS-408-12/13, National Park Service - Everglades National Park, Homestead, FL. Incumbent provides expert opinion on scientific/technical issues addressed by an interagency team of scientists called REstoration COordination and VERification (RECOVER). Incumbent provides leadership for scientists, engineers and planners from other agencies with diverse backgrounds and perspectives to build consensus on potentially controversial scientific issues. He/She serves as chair for one of the three primary RECOVER technical teams: Assessment and Adaptive Management, Regional Evaluation and Modeling, and Planning and Integration. He/She will be responsible for coordinating efforts internal to the South Florida Natural Resources Center (SFNRC) of Everglades National Park on RECOVER involvement. Incumbent will coordinate writing and/or editing complex technical reports evaluating water management projects. Incumbent develops schedules, work plans and resource needs for tasks; tracks and reports expenditures, and develops budgets for project planning purposes. He/She makes recommendations on long-range RECOVER strategies and resource allocation and participates in the Project Review Committee, which oversees and approves all project related activities at SFNRC. You must be a U.S. citizen to qualify for this position. For more information, see the full job ad. Deadline February 4, 2005. Posted: 1/25/05.
Salt Marsh Restoration Ecology: H. T. Harvey & Associates, an ecological consulting firm based in Northern California, has an immediate opening for a senior salt marsh ecologist to assist with a 5-year effort to plan and design the largest tidal marsh restoration project on the west coast; this project covers the restoration of over 14,000 acres of former salt ponds in south San Francisco Bay. Work and research would involve studying tidal marsh ecology and restoration issues; and designing, implementing and monitoring large scale restoration projects both underway and proposed. The position would be based in our San Jose headquarters. Applicants should have a strong academic background, and solid field and research experience. Ph.D. preferred, with 5+ years of directly relevant research on marsh ecology. M.S, or B.S. with extensive experience will be considered. Demonstrable technical writing ability and good communication skills are essential. An excellent salary and benefits package is available. To apply for this position, please e-mail your resume, references, and salary history to email@example.com or mail/fax to H. T. Harvey & Associates, Attn: Personnel, 3150 Almaden Expressway, Suite 145, San Jose, CA 95118; Fax (408) 448-9454. Posted: 9/30/04.
Salt Marsh Ecosystem Ecology: The Ecosystems Center of the Marine Biological Laboratory is accepting applications for a Postdoctoral Scientist position for the TIDE project. Duties include but are not limited to: participating in a large scale field experiment to determine the interactive effects of nutrients and trophic structure on salt marsh ecosystems and leading the 15N addition experiments to trace changes in biogeochemical and foodweb pathways. The successful candidate will be expected to take a leadership role in executing the 15N addition experiments and in publishing some aspects of the experiment. Responsibilities will be to maintain experimental manipulations, coordinate overall logistics and scheduling of the isotope additions and complete field and laboratory measurements of chemistry and biology. The successful candidate should possess a Ph.D. in Biogeochemistry, Ecology, Marine Biology or a related field. Ability to work independently and also member of a team, attention to detail, strong organizational skills, experience with database management and statistical programs and scientific writing skills are required. Proven ability to write journal papers required. Previous experience with the use of stable isotopes or isotopic enrichment studies is highly desirable, but not absolute requirement. This position requires moderately strenuous field work in marine environments, primarily intertidal settings (lifting, bending, walking through waist high marine waters) and occasionally inclement weather. Must be able to work with vertebrate and invertebrate animals and hazardous/harsh chemicals in the laboratory. Irregular hours may include occasional weekend, early morning or late evening work. Successful candidate will be expected to spend the summer at the field site and to communicate positively with the public. Interested applicants please submit a cover letter, vitae, unofficial transcripts and contact information for 4 references (addresses, telephone and email address) to: Marine Biological Laboratory, ATTN: Human Resources, reference code [PDS TIDE], 7 MBL Street, Woods Hole, MA 02543-1015, or email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Position open until a suitable candidate is identified. Posted: 8/19/04.
Community Ecology of Coastal Marine Ecosystems: Science Coordinator Research Associate - Post Doctoral Fellow, The Partnership for Interdisciplinary Studies of Coastal Oceans (More about PISCO). The successful candidate's research activities will focus on aspects of the community ecology of coastal marine ecosystems. We expect that the primary research activity of the Science Coordinator will take place in the rocky intertidal community, and will involve projects designed jointly with the OSU PIs. The successful candidate will also be the team leader and organizer for our annual subtidal kelp bed surveys, working in cooperation with the groups at UCSC and UCSB. The Science Coordinator will work with, and report to, the OSU PIs, Drs. Bruce Menge, Jane Lubchenco and Jack Barth, and will also work with the PIs and coordinators at other PISCO campuses to help to define, modify and execute the overall goals of the consortium. Responsibilities: The OSU Science Coordinator will help coordinate data management and analysis efforts at OSU, coordinate Meta-data efforts at OSU, interact with Science Coordinators at other PISCO campuses to maintain PISCO wide experimental and analysis efforts, participate searches for post-doctoral fellows and other senior personnel (e.g., program manager, policy coordinator), help write the annual report, and create and oversee budget for research activities. The Science Coordinator will work with the Policy Coordinator in Science outreach activities, which may include attendance at meetings and workshops, consultation, and collaboration with other PISCO Coordinators and scientists and the PISCO Project Coordinator. Activities will also include interaction and coordination with research and policy activities ongoing with similar groups in Chile and New Zealand. Some travel to PISCO and scientific meetings will be required. Qualifications: Ph.D. in Marine Ecology, with demonstrable expertise and interest in both independent and collaborative research required. Preference will be given to individuals with experience in the study of the dynamics of shallow-water, hard-bottom communities. An established ability to produce innovate research and carry projects through to completion, including publication in top journals is essential. Excellent organizational skills, attention to detail, good judgment and decision-making abilities, ability to coordinate group projects, and work independently or as part of a team required. Preferred qualifications include a demonstrable commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity. Salary: $34-40k plus benefits. This is a full-time, fixed-term appointment, with reappointment at the discretion of the hiring supervisor. To Apply: Send a Letter of Application, Curriculum Vitae or Resume, and names, addresses, phone numbers and email addresses of two references to: Ms. Jennifer Britt, Department of Zoology, Oregon State University, 3029 Cordley Hall, Corvallis, OR 97331-2914. Telephone: (541) 737-8404, Email:email@example.com. Closing Date: For full consideration, application materials must be received by August 9, 2004 at 5 PM. Starting Date: September 15, 2004 or soon thereafter. Posted: 7/14/04.
Air Emissions from Dairy Operations: Research Associate III, Special. The Department of Animal Sciences and the Natural Resource Ecology Laboratory at Colorado State University seek a qualified scientist to participate in research into the emissions of trace gases and particulates from dairy cattle production systems. The study will utilize boundary-layer mass balance approaches and point sampling to measure emissions of ammonia, PM2.5 and greenhouse gases from whole-farm systems and to challenge process-based models predicting these emissions. Responsibilities will include tethersonde deployments, instrument oversight, sample collection, and laboratory analyses for ammonia, methane, nitrous oxide and particulates. Collaboration in emission model development and analyses and publication of findings will be expected. As this is an interdisciplinary endeavor candidates with relevant training in fields of biological or environmental sciences will be considered. A PhD or a lesser degree with commensurate experience in biological, atmospheric, or allied sciences is required. Experience in air pollution, trace gas dynamics, atmospheric chemistry and/or animal sciences will be considered advantageous. (See full job description at www.ansci.colostate.edu). Send CV, statement of research interests, and contact information for three references to: DE Johnson (firstname.lastname@example.org), or mail to 209 Animal Sciences Building, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO 80523. Closing date 17 Dec 2004. Posted: 11/17/04.
Greenhouse Gas Emissions: A postdoctoral position available immediately at AgCert International L.L.C. (www.agcert.com) to investigate greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from soils and animal waste management systems. Candidates must be knowledgeable on the carbon and nitrogen cycles. A background in agriculture, soil science and soil/manure microbiology preferred. Laboratory and field experience in measuring GHG gases (CO2, CH4, N2O) highly desirable. This individual will work in a multidisciplinary team of agricultural research scientists. This individual will also publish research data in peer-reviewed journals and present at professional conferences. Very good communications and computer skills are essential. United States citizenship or permanent residency is required for eligibility. Appointment is for up to 2 years contingent on performance and funding. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. Applicants should submit a letter of application (including a description of their research expertise), resume, pdf versions of published research, and a list of five references electronically to Dr. Al Chan (email@example.com). Applications for this position must be received no later than December 15, 2004. Posted: 10/20/04.
Greenhouse Gas Emissions/Policy: The secretariat of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), located in Bonn (Germany), is seeking to strengthen its capacity to support the clean development mechanism (CDM) and joint implementation (JI), the two project-based mechanisms under the Kyoto Protocol. For details on CDM, see the link above. Joint implementation (JI) under Article 6 of the Kyoto Protocol provides that a project in an Annex I Party that reduces emissions, or removes carbon from the atmosphere, can earn emission reduction units which can be used by an Annex I Party to meet its commitments under the Kyoto Protocol. With the entry into force of the Kyoto Protocol, the JI Supervisory Committee (JISC) will be set up in late 2005 for overseeing this mechanism. A JI section to undertake preparatory work and to support the JISC is therefore being newly formed in the UNFCCC secretariat. The UNFCCC secretariat wishes to attract professionals to its CDM and JI teams who are enthusiastic to work in these exciting new fields of project-based mechanisms and who wish to make a major contribution to their efficient, cost-effective and transparent functioning. Six positions are to be filled as soon as possible. The duty station is Bonn, Germany. The detailed description of functions and conditions of service can be obtained from the vacancy announcements for each of the above posts on the UNFCCC web site. The deadline for applications is 31 May 2005. Posted: 5/11/05.
Micrometeorology/Carbon Cycle Science: The University of Minnesota seeks a postdoctoral research associate with expertise in micrometeorological measurements. The successful candidate will collaborate on a NASA-funded project to understand how carbon, water, and energy fluxes in human-modified landscapes are controlled by land use, climatic, and biophysical processes. The project involves multi-scale flux measurements and remote sensing, providing ideal opportunities to pursue interests in areas such as footprint modeling, ecophysiology of plant functional types, surface energy budget, and scaling flux data using remotely sensed data. The work will involve collaboration with other investigators in the North American Carbon Program and FLUXNET. Please see http://mcfaddenlab.umn.edu for more information. Responsibilities of the position include acquiring, processing, and analyzing eddy covariance data, and communicating results in peer-reviewed publications. Qualifications include: (1) experience in measuring ecosystem-atmosphere fluxes with the eddy covariance method, (2) strong quantitative and scientific communication skills, and (3) a Ph.D. in Atmospheric science, Earth system science, Ecology, Environmental science, Geography, or other relevant field. Competitive salary and benefits are provided. The position is funded for three years with renewal of the appointment on an annual basis. Starting date negotiable. The position is available immediately and will remain open until filled; however, those interested should contact Dr. McFadden as soon as possible. To apply, please send a description of your research interests, a curriculum vitae, and the contact information for three references to: Dr. Joe McFadden, University of Minnesota, 100 Ecology Building, 1987 Upper Buford Circle, Saint Paul, MN 55108; or by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Posted: 3/1/05.
Micrometeorology/Biosphere-Atmosphere Interactions: A postdoctoral position is available for work on a new, tall-tower study of carbon, water, and energy fluxes from developed land in the U.S. Upper Midwest. The goal of this NASA-funded project is to quantify carbon sources and sinks and to understand how developed land use influences regional-scale carbon budgets. Responsibilities include acquiring, processing, and analyzing eddy covariance data, and communicating results in peer-reviewed publications. Requirements are: (1) a completed Ph.D. in atmospheric or Earth system science or other relevant field of physical science or engineering, (2) demonstrated experience with micrometeorological instrumentation and data analysis, and (3) strong quantitative and scientific communication skills. Initial appointment is for one year with annual renewal for up to three years. Starting date negotiable. To apply, please send a cover letter describing your research interests, a curriculum vitae, and the names, telephone numbers, and email addresses of three references to: Dr. Joe McFadden, University of Minnesota, 100 Ecology Building, 1987 Upper Buford Circle, St. Paul, MN 55108; or by email (PDF only) to: email@example.com. Screening of applications will begin on 30 October 2004; however, applications will be considered until the position is filled. Posted: 10/1/04.
Carbon Sequestration: Seeking a Post-Doctoral Associate to study the effects of elevated CO2 on carbon sequestration in a brackish marsh soil. The Associate will participate in 15N and 13C isotope tracer studies to determine the effects of elevated CO2 on the distribution and strength of N and C sinks. The study will be performed in new chambers that are being added to an elevated CO2 experiment that began in 1988. Expertise in biogeochemistry and/or microbial ecology desired. The Smithsonian Environmental Research Center is a 1200 hectare complex of upland forest, farmland and wetlands. Appointment is initially for one year and may be renewed for up to 2 additional years. The starting salary ranges from $36,000 to 42,000 depending on experience. To apply, e-mail or snail-mail a letter of interest and CV. Applications will be reviewed beginning on January 15th: Dr. Patrick Megonigal, Smithsonian Environmental Research Center, P.O. Box 28, Edgewater, MD 21037-0028. Voice: (443) 482-2346, Fax: (443) 482-2380, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Posted: 1/5/05.
Senior Researcher, Soil C and Land-atmosphere CO2 Exchange: Landcare Research is a Crown Research Institute dedicated to high quality research relevant to the sustainable use of natural resources, and operating at nine locations throughout New Zealand. We seek an outstanding Senior Researcher with a biogeochemical background to lead the research that underpins the refinement of New Zealand's greenhouse gas inventories and monitoring of changes in soil C under the UNFCCC and Kyoto Protocol. The research is a significant component of a multi-year, publicly funded research programme. You will have a PhD, several years' post-doctoral experience, and a strong publication record in the processes and rates of soil C formation and turnover. You will also have experience in modeling these and related processes in time and space to describe the effects of soil-plant-climate interactions and land-use change on the terrestrial C balance. You must be an excellent integrator and communicator and be capable of working with central and local government, other end-user groups, and other research providers and collaborators. Suitable candidates may also be considered for the position of Programme Leader, Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions from the Terrestrial Biosphere, as advertised on our website. Applications close on Friday, 3 December 2004. For more information or to apply, see the full job ad. Posted: 11/10/04.
Carbon Cycle Modeling: Two year appointment in the Utah State University College of Natural Resources in Logan, UT to conduct research on developing surfaces of ecophysiological parameters for use in carbon cycle models. Opportunities to collaborate in educational research are also available. Desired skills include programming, knowledge of ecosystem modeling, remote sensing, and data mining techniques. E-mail cover letter, CV, and three letters of recommendation to Dr. Michael White (email@example.com). Posted: 12/22/04.
Carbon Cycle Science: SAIC is the contractor to the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) at the EROS Data Center (EDC), Sioux Falls, SD. The Science Department supports the Carbon Cycle Research activities at EDC. EDC is applying its expertise in satellite remote sensing, biogeochemical modeling, analysis of large spatial data sets, and geographic information system applications to develop a quantitative understanding of the terrestrial carbon cycle. This research focuses on three general areas in the U.S. and globally: Assessing Carbon Stocks and Soil Attributes; Remote Sensing and Modeling Carbon Fluxes; Carbon Biogeochemical Modeling; Capacity Building and Spatial Extrapolations in Africa. This research team is seeking scientists with solid work experience related to carbon cycle science and data assimilation. Detailed descriptions of these open positions can be found at www.saic.com. Posted: 12/10/04.
Carbon Cycle Science: University of Utah, Dept. of Biology. We have a position available for a postdoctoral scientist to work with an interdisciplinary team studying forest-atmosphere carbon exchange at a coniferous forest in Colorado, the Niwot Ridge AmeriFlux site. The position is based in Utah. This is a long-term project examining the controls on forest carbon cycling involving several research groups. The postdoc will have primary responsibility for experiments involving a tunable diode laser spectrometer to monitor carbon isotopes of atmospheric CO2. We seek an imaginative individual who can integrate stable isotope measurements with flux measurements at a variety of scales, including soil chambers, eddy covariance, and aircraft platforms. This work will involve interaction with a wide variety of earth scientists in support of the North American Carbon Program. Requirements: 1) a PhD in a field of earth system science (ecology, physics, chemistry, etc.), 2) demonstrated experience with micrometeorology or atmospheric measurement techniques, 3) strong analytical and technical skills, and 4) strong motivation and ability to work both independently and collaboratively. This is a 2-year position available December 1, 2004. Review of applicants will begin October 1; the position will remain open until filled. To apply, send (electronically) a description of research interests, CV, and the names and contact information of three references to Dr. Dave Bowling (801-581-2130, firstname.lastname@example.org). Posted: 8/12/04.
Terrestrial Nitrogen Cycling: A postdoctoral position is available at Pennsylvania State University in the Department of Crop and Soil Sciences. This newly funded (by the Andrew Mellon Foundation) project will explore microbial and abiotic mechanisms that stabilize N in soils. The study will compare N cycling in disturbed ecosystems to unharvested forests in the Northeastern U.S with laboratory, field, and stable isotope techniques. Desired qualifications include a background in ecosystem ecology or soil science and some experience with isotope analyses. The appointment will be on an annual basis, but three years of funding are available. Please send an application letter (< 2 pages), a CV, and have three letters of recommendation sent to Jason Kaye, Department of Crop and Soil Sciences, The Pennsylvania State University, 116 ASI Building, University Park, PA 16802. I will accept email applications and letters sent to email@example.com in a pdf format. For full consideration, applications should be complete by June 10, 2005. For more information contact Jason Kaye (814-863-1614). Posted: 5/4/05.
Stable Isotopes & Biosphere-Atmosphere Interactions: 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. Field work will be conducted at selected study sites across Canada as part of the Fluxnet-Canada network. A major objective of the Fluxnet-Canada network is to study the influence of climate and disturbance on carbon cycling in Canadian forest and peatland ecosystems. Opportunities exist for developing links between research based at the ecosystem-scale and new programs that attempt to make regional-scale carbon cycle measurements and calculations. 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 data, 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; (5) good communication skills; and (6) the physical ability and interest to conduct field work at 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 immediately. Applications for this position will be accepted until January 30, 2005. 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, firstname.lastname@example.org. Posted: 1/12/05.
Stable Isotope Biogeochemistry and Soil Genomics: The Northern Arizona University Department of Biological Sciences is seeking two Post Doctoral Research Associates to work with Egbert Schwartz, Steve Hart, and Bruce Hungate. We are seeking a stable isotope biogeochemist (#554682) to investigate controls over the nitrogen isotope composition of soil organisms along soil age gradients in Arizona and Hawaii. The successful applicant should have research experience with stable isotope biogeochemistry. Modeling experience is a plus. The second position (#554680) investigates if soil genomics can predict responses of nitrogen cycling to climate change in four grassland ecosystems in Arizona. We seek a soil genomicist with experience in sequencing clone libraries and quantitative real-time PCR. Successful applicants will describe their abilities to work as part of an interdisciplinary team of ecosystem scientists and genomicists. Minimum Qualifications (for both positions): Ph.D. in relevant discipline; three years research experience; demonstrated record of research productivity. Applicants must fill out an NAU job application and submit a curriculum vitae, a description of research interests, and three letters of recommendation. Applications and a full job description can be obtained from http://www.nau.edu/hr. Posted: 11/16/04.
Phytoremediation/Biogeochemistry: A postdoctoral position is available immediately in the Environmental Geochemistry Laboratory at the University of Texas at San Antonio. The position is initially for one year (based on periodic evaluation of satisfactory progress and availability of funds). Work will focus on the biogeochemistry and phytoremediation of metals in contaminated soils. The successful candidate will be experienced in operating analytical instruments such as ICP-MS, AAS, CHNS, HPLC, GC etc. and will be able to perform experiments related to plant biochemistry and soil chemistry. A Ph.D. in Soil chemistry, Soil-plant interactions, Phytoremediation or Environmental biogeochemistry is required. Experience with plant biochemistry/soil chemical techniques and an excellent publication record is required. The position is primarily greenhouse and laboratory-based, but trips to field sites for sample collection is necessary. Interested applicants need to send a cover letter detailing research experience, current CV, and three letters of recommendation to: Dr. Dibyendu Sarkar or Dr. Rupali Datta, Department of Earth and Environmental Science, University of Texas at San Antonio, 6900 N Loop 1604 W, San Antonio, TX 78249. Email: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org. Evaluation of candidates will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. This is a benefited position and salary is commensurate with experience. Posted: 11/3/04.
Ecosystem Ecologist/Biogeochemist: We are seeking a postdoctoral scientist for NSF-funded research on progressive nitrogen limitation in a carbon dioxide-enriched Florida scrub oak forest in Merritt Island Wildlife Refuge, Cape Canaveral (more information). The postdoc will measure gross and net nitrogen mineralization rates and nitrogen trace gas fluxes in this long-term CO2 enrichment and 15N tracer experiment. He or she will collaborate with investigators in ecosystem ecology, biogeochemistry and plant physiological ecology from Florida International University, Northern Arizona University and the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center. Desired qualifications: evidence of scholarship (strong publication record, letters); ability to work well with a collaborative research team; experience with stable isotope techniques, soil N cycling, trace gases. Minimum qualifications: Ph.D. at time of hiring, research experience in soil biogeochemistry. Salary $32k. Applicant review will begin on June 15, 2005 and will continue until a qualified candidate is found. Send cover letter, curriculum vita, contact information for 3 references (name, address, e-mail address and phone number) to Dr. Anne Hartley, Department of Environmental Studies, 11200 S.W. 8th St., ECS 335, Florida International University, Miami, FL 33199 (e-mail email@example.com). Posted: 5/10/05, revised: 6/6/05.
Biogeochemistry: A postdoctoral position is available immediately in the Environmental Geochemistry Lab at the Center for Water Research at the University of Texas at San Antonio. The position is for one year. Work will focus on biogeochemistry of metals in contaminated soils. The successful candidate will be experienced in operating analytical instruments such as ICP-MS, AAS, CHNS, HPLC, GC etc. A Ph.D. in Soil Chemistry, Environmental Geochemistry or Engineering or a related field is required. Experience with soil/water chemical techniques and an excellent publication record is required. The position is primarily greenhouse and laboratory-based, but trips to field sites for sample collection is necessary. Interested applicants need to send a cover letter detailing research experience, current CV, and three letters of recommendation (preferably by e-mail) to: Dr. Dibyendu Sarkar or Dr. Rupali Datta, Department of Earth and Environmental Science, University of Texas at San Antonio, 6900 N Loop 1604 W, San Antonio, TX 78249. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com. Evaluation of candidates will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. This is a benefited position and salary is commensurate with experience. Posted: 9/27/04.
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. Review has begun, open until position filled. For inquiries, job description, required and desired qualifications contact: Linda Williams at 480_965_0867 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Position contingent upon funding. Posted: 8/2/04.
Research Hydrologist: Coweeta Hydrologic Laboratory USDA Forest Service, Southern Research Station, Otto, NC. The Coweeta Hydrologic Laboratory of the Southern Research Station is recruiting a permanent full-time Research Hydrologist. One position will be filled at either the GS-12, GS-13, or GS-14 level (salary range $51,927 to $72,969 plus standard Federal benefits). The duty station will be located at the Coweeta Hydrologic Laboratory in Otto, NC. The Coweeta Hydrologic Laboratory has been in continuous operation since 1934 and the research program spans the continuum of basic to applied science. Coweeta is a Long-Term Ecological Research Site and works cooperatively with several universities, National Forests, and local, state, and other federal agencies. The incumbent will participate in ongoing team-oriented research focused on understanding responses of watershed ecosystems to anthropogenic and natural disturbances. Potential research projects include, but are not limited to, (1) riparian zone structure, function, and restoration, (2) sediment measurement, modeling, and control, and (3) measurement, understanding, and modeling basic hydrologic processes (e.g., transpiration, streamflow) and their responses to disturbance. In addition, the incumbent will have the opportunity to develop independent research projects, capitalizing on Coweeta's long-term (+60 years) hydrologic and climatologic data sets. Highly qualified candidates for the position will have (1) academic training in forest hydrology at the Ph.D level, (2) knowledge and skill in quantitative analyses such as modeling and multivariate statistics, (3) knowledge of GIS and approaches to large scale analyses, (4) the ability to communicate effectively, both in writing peer reviewed publications and presentations at professional meetings, and (5) interest in participating in multidisciplinary, team-oriented research projects. The position will be officially announced/advertised in the near future, with an anticipated starting date of Fall 2005. If you are interested in this position, please send a letter of interest and vitae summarizing your qualifications to Dr. James M. Vose, Project Leader, USDA Forest Service, Coweeta Hydrologic Laboratory, 3160 Coweeta Lab Rd, Otto, NC 28763 or email to email@example.com. Those interested will be sent a copy of the announcement with duties, qualifications required, and application instructions. For more information, contact Vose at 828-524-2128, ext. 114. Posted: 4/22/05.
Watershed Hydrology: Center for Biocomplexity Studies, South Dakota State University. One year, full time Postdoctoral Research Associate position. Assist researchers on an EPA-funded study to numerically model the flow and Dissolved Organic Matter (DOM) content of streams in a relatively pristine watershed, the Ontonagon River in northern Michigan. Simulate the effects of projected climate change on stream flow and DOM concentrations. Use GIS data layers to model interaction between surface water runoff and terrestrial organic matter in wetlands and forest soils. Analyze, interpret, and summarize results. Write manuscript for publication in a scientific journal. Required qualifications: Ph.D. in hydrology or related field completed prior to appointment starting date. Excellent writing skills and experience in writing scientific articles. Effective communication and interpersonal skills. Desired qualifications: Demonstrated ability in analysis and modeling for catchment-scale hydrology. Experience in utilizing distributed hydrologic models of watershed processes, including calibration techniques and verification with field measurements. Work location: The work will be conducted primarily at South Dakota State, with occasional trips to the field site at the University of Notre Dame Environmental Research Center. Application Procedure: Send an application letter, curriculum vitae, selected reprints or manuscripts, and the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of three references to: Dr. Carol A. Johnston, Center for Biocomplexity Studies, Box 2202, South Dakota State University, Brookings SD 57007-0896. Application deadline: Applications should be received by May 20, 2005 in order to receive full consideration in the initial screening. However, applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Email inquiries to Carol.Johnston@sdstate.edu No email applications accepted. Posted: 4/13/05.
Hydrology/Biogeochemistry Integration: We are seeking a postdoctoral fellow to work with an interdisciplinary team for quantitatively describing connections between hydrology and biogeochemistry at landscape/watershed scales by using emerging technologies in remote sensing, GIS and computer simulation, and the knowledge of hydrology and biogeochemistry. Research areas include topics such as impacts of land use/cover change on the hydrology and water quality of watershed/large basins; hydrological transport of chemicals (e.g., nutrients pollutants) and organisms (pathogens, microbes); modeling hydro-ecological/water quality/biogeochemical processes; remote sensing and spatial analysis of hydro-ecological systems; data assimilation and validation techniques; uncertainty analyses in hydrological/biogeochemical modeling. Qualifications include a PhD degree in Ecosystem Sciences, Hydrology, Geosciences, Environmental Sciences, Geography, Soil Science or related fields; skills and experience in remote sensing and GIS, computer programming, hydrological/biogeochemical/ecosystem models, good interpersonal communication skills, record of research publications in refereed journals of high quality, a demonstrated ability to function well within multidisciplinary teams. The candidate selected for this position must be able to meet eligibility requirements to work in the United States by the date appointment is scheduled to begin. Initial appointment is twelve months, renewable for additional years contingent upon satisfactory performance and fund availability. Consideration of candidates will start immediately and will continue until suitable ones are found. If interested, please send (preferably via email) your CV including list of publications, the names and addresses (email and phone) of three references, a short statement of research interests and long-term goals, and a copy of academic transcripts to: Dr. Hanqin Tian, 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: 2/14/05.
Marine Ecosystem-Based Management: The National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis (NCEAS) at the University of California, Santa Barbara is seeking applications for postdoctoral fellowships. With funding from the David and Lucile Packard Foundation, NCEAS has initiated a three-year program of activities involving the analysis and synthesis of existing data and the development of new tools to address gaps in knowledge that are critical to successful implementation of ecosystem-based management in coastal marine systems. Postdoctoral Associates: Appointments for up to 2 years in residence at NCEAS to conduct independent research and/or to associate with one or more Working Groups. Research topics should be related to the scientific foundations for ecosystem-based management in coastal marine systems. Postdoctoral Associates receive a salary and benefits, a small discretionary fund, and access to all Center facilities. NCEAS strongly encourages proposals from women, minorities, and new investigators, and those that engage both scientists and policy makers. Detailed instructions. Target date: March 15, 2005. Posted: 2/9/05.
Ecosystem Science: Colgate University seeks a post-doctoral scientist to join a multi-disciplinary team of geologists and aquatic and terrestrial ecologists to carry out research in the area of ecosystem science. This position is supported by a cross-disciplinary research at Undergraduate Institutions (C-RUI) grant from NSF to study calcium depletion in soils of Adirondack forests that have been affected by acid deposition and effects of calcium loss on aquatic and terrestrial communities. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to develop independent research in collaboration with one or more members of our research team, and to interact and work with high-quality undergraduate students at two top-ranked liberal arts universities (www.colgate.edu and www.alfred.edu). Duties will include (1) field work and data collection at study sites in the Adirondacks, (2) supervision of undergraduate research assistants and coordination of other aspects of the project, (3) analytical lab work and data analysis, and (4) involvement in preparing manuscripts for publication. Applicants should have a Ph.D. in ecology, biogeochemistry, hydrogeology, forest science or in a related field. Willingness to travel and endure field conditions in the Adirondacks is necessary. This is a one-year appointment, renewable for up to three years, based on performance and continued funding. Salary will be $36k/yr plus benefits. Position is available immediately. Review of applications will begin March 11 and applications will be reviewed until position is filled. Applications from candidates who plan to complete their Ph.D. in spring 2005 will be considered. Application: Send a statement of research interest, CV, reprints of representative publications, and names of two references to: Ecosystem Postdoctoral Position, Colgate University, Human Resources Department, 13 Oak Drive, Hamilton, NY 13346. For more information, contact Professor Tim McCay at 315-228-7705 or email@example.com. Posted: 2/9/05.
Ecosystem Ecology: The Environmental Sciences Division of Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) is seeking an ecologist to contribute to our terrestrial ecosystem research program which is focused on understanding the effects of environmental changes created by energy production and use. Expertise in belowground processes is especially but not exclusively desired. ORNL ecosystem research staff have a rich history of research on the effect of acid rain, ozone, elevated atmospheric CO2 concentration and altered temperature and precipitation on forest function. Implementing large-scale manipulative forest experiments is a signature capability of the Division. The ideal candidate will have a strong background in terrestrial ecosystem ecology and a keen interest in taking advantage of the Oak Ridge Reservation (5,000+ protected hectares of southeastern hardwood forest well-suited to large scale manipulative experiments) and the depth of biological science, computational capabilities, and sensor technology development present at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory. The candidate would be engaged in his or her own funded research program in addition to teaming with ESD staff on existing projects. The technical resources available at Oak Ridge National Laboratory are world class and the opportunities to do cross-disciplinary work are exceptional. Opportunities exist to collaborate with researchers skilled in plant and microbial genomic science and technology or contribute to the strong ecosystem and global carbon modeling efforts within the division. Experience and Education Requirements: Ph.D. in terrestrial ecology preferably with a focus on temperate forests. Ideal applicant would have experience in ecosystem modeling and/or belowground processes and be comfortable in a multi- disciplinary environment. Ability to work as part of a team is critical. To apply for this position, candidates should go to the Oak Ridge National Laboratory web site, click on the "Jobs" category and then "ORNL Employment." Under "Scientific/Tech Staff/Mgmt," look for Ecosystem Science Researcher (Posting #050021). Questions about the position may be referred to Dr. Robin L. Graham GrahamRL@ORNL.gov; 865-576-7756. Closing Date: 3/31/2005. Posted: 1/25/05.
Forest Modelling: University of Cambridge Department of Plant Sciences. We have a post-doctoral position available from May 2005 to work with Dr David Coomes, in collaboration with Drs Richard Duncan and Susan Wiser (Lincoln University and Landcare Research, New Zealand) and Dr Maria Uriarte (Columbia University, New York), on a project examining the demographics of New Zealand tree species. The project aims to address key questions in forest ecology (including how the importance of inter-specific competition varies along environmental gradients and the role of infrequent disturbance in community dynamics and forest composition) by statistically analysing a long-term dataset containing information on the growth, recruitment and mortality of about 500,000 tagged trees in c. 1,500 plots spread throughout New Zealand’s natural forests. Since this extensive dataset combines long-term data on tree demography with a wide geographical coverage, this project offers a unique opportunity to further our understanding of the spatial and temporal drivers of demographic processes in forests. We are looking for someone with a PhD in either ecology or demography with excellent statistical modelling skills who is highly proficient in a command-line based statistical package such as Splus, R or SAS. Experience in spatial modelling of forest community dynamics and manipulating large, relational databases would be an advantage. The work will be based predominantly in Cambridge, and will require several months in New Zealand and some time at Columbia University. This appointment, which is funded by the NERC, is available for up to 3 years depending on qualifications and experience. Salary range: £19,460-£29,127 per annum. Applications, including a copy of a CV and the names and addresses of three referees, should be sent by post or email to David Coomes, Department of Plant Sciences, University of Cambridge, Downing Street, Cambridge, CB2 3EA, UK. Email firstname.lastname@example.org. Informal enquiries are also welcome via email. Closing date for applications: 18 March 2005. Posted: 2/16/05.
Forest Modeling: A collaborative group of ecologists, statisticians, and computer scientists is accepting applications for postdoctoral positions in forest environment modeling. Data from field experiments, wireless sensor networks, and remote sensing are being incorporated into inferential models of biosphere-atmosphere interactions and forest processes. An overview of projects is available at http://www.biology.duke.edu/clarklab/research.htm. Applicants should have a PhD degree in ecology, earth sciences, or statistics. Experience with hierarchical Bayes models is desirable, but not a requirement. Up to two years. Salary competitive and negotiable. Contact Jim Clark, Nicholas School of the Environment, Duke University, Durham, NC 27708. (email@example.com). Posted: 2/3/05.
Landscape Ecologist: Senior Environmental Scientist, South Florida Water Management District, West Palm Beach. An advanced professional position responsible for the evaluation and support of various District programs within the Everglades Division. Multi-disciplinary research efforts within the Everglades Division extend from wetland and tree island areas in the north to the southern mangrove communities bordering Florida Bay. We seek a quantitative landscape ecologist who is an expert in the analysis of spatial-temporal dynamics and the development of computing applications. Primary duties include the development of methods to enhance the spatial and temporal understanding of Everglades system dynamics through advanced analyses of spatially distributed data acquired through remote sensing and field research. This position will also be involved in evaluating model output from various alternatives for major District initiatives such as CSOP, Modified Water Deliveries, LTP and Acceler8 projects. The candidate should have a strong background in concepts and application of ecology and computer science. Candidate should also have strong geostatistical skills, significant expertise in computer programming, and demonstrated knowledge of the Everglades landscapes. Understanding of scripting applications, web development, and dynamic models is highly desirable. Other functions will include field data collection, presentation and publishing in peer review journals. Position will also have responsibilities for developing and writing Statements of Work that are needed in areas requiring contractual services and in some cases manage executed contracts. M.S. degree in natural or environmental science, geography, geology, engineering or related field. Four to twelve years experience in spatial/pattern analysis in landscape environments. Experience in the usage of geo-spatial statistics, image processing, and C++. Work knowledge in the fields of botany, biology, and hydrology of natural ecosystems. Job reference number 205163. For more information and to apply online visit http://www.sfwmd.gov. Posted: 5/27/05.
Landscape Ecology and Modelling: Modelling the dynamics of landscape configuration in boreal forests: A Bioregional Assessment of the Boreal Plains. The Bioregional Assessment of the Boreal Plains is a three-year research project of the Boreal Ecology and Economics Synthesis Team, an interdisciplinary group of ecologists, economists and modelers established in 1997. Our goal is to contribute to the sustainable management of the boreal forest by elucidating the tradeoffs between economic development and biological conservation, under alternate institutional and policy regimes. Our study region of more than 400,000 km2 extends across three Provinces in western Canada, from British Columbia to Saskatchewan. Our primary analytical engine is a specialized low-spatial resolution dynamic model called TARDIS with submodels of wildfire, stand dynamics, forest management planning, the energy sector, and of wildlife habitat and population dynamics. The successful applicant will join our research team, assuming lead responsibility for this project. Qualified applicants will have a recent Ph.D. or post-doctoral experience in landscape ecology, forest ecology, biostatistics, applied mathematics or similar disciplines, and knowledge of advanced statistical techniques. Excellent written and quantitative skills are essential. Experience with simulation modeling, programming in a LINUX/C environment, and GIS would be beneficial, but the necessary spatial datasets and technical support are available. Length of appointment: 1 to 1.5 years with the strong possibility of extension. Salary: $40-48k per year depending on qualifications and experience. To apply for this position and/or for more information contact: Steve Cumming, Boreal Ecosystems Research Ltd. (780-432-1589, firstname.lastname@example.org) or Grant Hauer, Department of Rural Economy, University of Alberta (email@example.com). Posted: 12/2/04.
Forest Fires/Spatial Ecology: A one-year postdoctoral position in forest fire ecology is available at the University of Alberta beginning July 2005 (or as soon as possible). The candidates will join a research team, primarily in collaboration with Dr. Frank Liu of Timberline, to model spatio-temporal occurrences of forest fires in Alberta. The incumbent will work closely with collaborators to compile spatial and temporal data of forest fires in Alberta, model fire dynamics and prepare scientific publications. In addition, the incumbent will also have opportunities to work independently or collaboratively on broader ecological problems in spatial ecology and biodiversity. We encourage anyone with strong backgrounds in ecology and statistics to apply. Experience in forest fire modeling, GIS and SPlus is an asset. Interested candidates should provide us with: (1) a cover letter stating you research interests and qualifications, (2) your CV, and (3) the names (emails or phone numbers) of three referees. These materials may be emailed or sent by postal mail to Fangliang He (email: firstname.lastname@example.org) at Department of Renewable Resources, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, Canada T6G 2H1. Posted: 4/25/05.
Landscape Fire Modeling: We are seeking a recent PhD with expertise in modeling landscape fire processes to join a multi partner research project on boreal disturbance dynamics modeling in Ontario, Canada. This component of the project involves enhancing the process-based fire simulation module in the integrated fire-succession model BFOLDS. Anticipated model enhancements include: fire ignition (e.g., spatial biases in lightning and weather patterns, sheltered DMC); fire spread (e.g., fire spotting, diurnal wind speed, Fire Behaviour Prediction system update); and survival (e.g., smouldering, spread, extinction). We also plan to conduct a series of sensitivity analyses of the enhanced model. The person we are looking for should be well versed in applied process modeling and fire behaviour models and must have basic programming skills. The preferred starting time is before April 2005, for a duration of three years. Given the multi-partner nature of the project, this position could be located at Ontario Forest Research Institute (Sault Ste. Marie) or at a partner institution or a university. Salary will be competitive, based on qualifications and experience of the individual. If you are interested, please contact us for further information. Ajith Perera PhD, Senior Research Scientist, Ontario Forest Research Institute, (705-946-7426, email@example.com); Den Boychuk PhD, Forest Fire Science and Technology Program Officer, Forest Fire Management Section, Ontario Ministry Natural Resources, (705-945-5769, firstname.lastname@example.org). Posted: 10/21/04.
Modeling Land Use Effects on C: South Dakota Center for Biocomplexity Studies, South Dakota State University. Duties: Assist scientists at the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) EROS Data Center (Sioux Falls, SD) with the "Quantitative Modeling of Carbon Dynamics Project." Quantify the regional effect on carbon of land use change such as conversion from cropland to grassland. Use predictions from a biogeochemical model (GEMS) and land cover trends to quantify land cover dependent carbon dynamics. Analyze, interpret, and summarize results. Write manuscripts for publication in scientific journals. Minimum qualifications: Ph.D. in ecology, soil science, agronomy, biogeochemistry, or related science completed prior to appointment starting date. Verification of degree status will be required of finalists for the position. Excellent writing skills and experience in writing scientific articles. Effective communication and interpersonal skills required. Desired: Knowledge of biogeochemical processes associated with carbon sources and sinks. Knowledge and experience with statistical analysis and computer modeling of biogeochemical processes. Knowledge of agricultural practices and programs (e.g., Conservation Reserve Program, CRP) that promote conversion of cropland to grassland, and impact of disturbances on land cover change. Familiarity with Great Plains ecosystems. The position will be for one year beginning fall 2004, with the possibility of extension. To apply, send an application letter, curriculum vitae, selected reprints or manuscripts, and the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of three references to: Dr. Carol A. Johnston, Center for Biocomplexity Studies, Box 2202, South Dakota State University, Brookings SD 57007-0896. Applications should be received by September 24, 2004 to receive full consideration. However, applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Email inquiries to Carol.Johnston@sdstate.edu. Posted: 9/16/04.Ecosystem Modeling/Ecology: A Post-doctoral position, jointly with the Department of Ecology and Natural Resources and the Center for Remote Sensing and Spatial Analysis, Rutgers University, is immediately available. One year appointment with potential for renewal, depending on funding availability. Research will focus on the integration of process-based ecosystem and landscape fire succession modeling. The project is a collaboration with the Northern Global Change Research Program, USDA Forest Service. Experience on ecosystem/biogeochemical modeling and basic computer programming skills are necessary. Background in remote sensing/GIS and ecosystem ecology are preferred. Annual salary is about 40k, with benefits. Email CV and three letters of recommendation to Drs. Ming Xu (email@example.com) and Rick Lathrop (firstname.lastname@example.org), Department of Ecology and Natural Resources, Rutgers University, 14 College Farm Road, New Brunswick, NJ 08901. Review of applications will begin Jan. 20, 2005 and continue until the position is filled. Starting date of early Feb., 2005 preferred. Posted: 1/6/05.
Ecosystem Modeling: The School of Natural Resources & Environment (SNRE) at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor invites applications for a Postdoctoral Investigator ("Research Fellow") in ecosystem modeling. Candidates should hold or expect to soon complete a Ph.D. The investigator will work with W. S. Currie on grant-funded research, including ecosystem-level carbon and nitrogen cycling in forests, nitrogen isotopes, and ecosystem responses to elevated CO2. Available 1 Sept. 2004, lasting 1 year with possible continuation depending on performance and funds availability. Salary rate of $35K/y plus benefits. Send a letter outlining your interest and qualifications, a resume or vitae, and contact information for three professional references to: W. S. Currie, School of Natural Resources & Environment, 430 East University, Ann Arbor MI 48109-1115, or via email to email@example.com. Will remain open until position is filled. Posted: 9/1/04.
Ecosystem Modeler: The Natural Resource Ecology Laboratory at Colorado State University seeks a full-time research scientist to take a leading role in a 5-year systems ecology project to study effects of climate change in the mountainous western United States. The successful candidate will join an interdisciplinary team to study the effects of climate change in western mountains, using a modeling approach to assess impacts of climate variability on mountain hydrology and ecosystem vulnerability of high elevation protected lands. A Ph.D. is required for this position. Familiarity with mountain ecosystems is an advantage, as is experience in one or more of the following: biogeochemistry, mathematical or simulation modeling, climate change, GIS, computer programming. Full details. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Closing date 9/15/04. Posted: 8/9/04.
Global Soil Biodiversity & Ecosystem Processes: 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 biogeographical distribution and diversity of soil mesofauna. The successful candidate will join an interdisciplinary team to study latitudinal gradients of soil invertebrate diversity and ecosystem processes to enhance our understanding of linkages between above and belowground diversity patterns. The ideal candidate will have an interest and broad expertise, or willingness to develop expertise for coordinating field research and molecular, morphological, and soil ecosystem data sets. The successful candidate will be based at CSU and collaborate closely with project investigators in the United States and UK, including participation in design and implementation of new studies. Collaborators on this project include Diana Wall (CSU), James Garey (U of South Florida), and Richard Bardgett (U of Lancaster, UK). A PhD in soil ecology, soil nematology or other soil invertebrate taxa, soil science, soil biogeochemistry or related discipline is required. Enthusiastic candidates are encouraged to apply, and familiarity with soil biodiversity, soil ecosystem processes, biogeography and managing large ecological data sets would be an advantage, as would experience with field work and one or more of the following: regional or global soil biogeochemistry, soil ecology, spatial design, field methods, statistical analysis, data synthesis, and manuscript publication. Candidates should be comfortable in an interdisciplinary setting and be willing to learn new skills as needed in the context of the project. Traveling for meetings and international fieldwork is required. Molecular expertise is valued but not required. Starting salary $37-$40k/year, plus benefits, commensurate with experience and qualifications. The position is for three years, subject to continued availability of funds and performance. Applications must be received by September 1, 2004, with starting date as soon as possible thereafter. Send CV, statement of research interests and experience, and contact information for three references to: Natalie Lucero, Natural Resource Ecology Laboratory, Colorado State University, Ft. Collins, CO 80523-1499 or email@example.com. Posted: 7/28/04.
Lake Ecosystem Modeler: NOAA's Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory in Ann Arbor, Michigan seeks an enthusiastic research scientist with experience in numerical modeling to examine physical-biological coupling in Great Lakes ecosystems. The candidate will be expected to develop coupled numerical models of Great Lakes ecology and physical dynamics, with particular emphasis on ecosystem forecasting in Lake Erie, e.g. episodes of hypolimnetic hypoxia, harmful algal blooms, and fish recruitment. The approach would involve coupling multiple state-variable ecological models with 3-d hydrodynamic, hydrologic, and sediment dynamics models. The candidate should have experience in working with the Princeton Ocean Model or similar numerical hydrodynamic codes as well as a working knowledge of aquatic food web modeling. Excellent communication skills are required to present results at scientific meetings and program reviews. This is a federal term position at the GS-12 level with a salary of $62,590 for candidates with no prior federal service. The initial appointment will be for 2 years with the possibility of extension to 4 years. The position will remain open until 09/30/2004. Applications will be reviewed on a monthly basis starting 6/12/2004, and a selection may be made before the closing date. This position is posted on the U.S. Department of Commerce website as vacancy number C-ERL-04006.SLW in the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Applicants must be U.S. citizens. Candidates are required to submit applications online. Further information can be obtained from David.Schwab@noaa.gov. Posted: 7/6/04.
Bird Conservation Ecology: Research Associate (Post-Doctoral or Advanced Post-Master’s): Estimating Response of Bobwhite and Grassland Birds to the Conservation Reserve Program. The successful applicant will develop a GIS database from National Resources Inventory data, Farm Service Agency data, land and landcover databases and the Breeding Bird Survey, and then use that database to model population response of northern bobwhite and grassland bird species to the Conservation Reserve Program. The successful applicant will have the opportunity to interact with a cadre of scientists working on wildlife issues in agricultural systems. There is the potential to develop additional aspects to the project and to author manuscripts. Qualifications: Doctorate or master’s degree in statistics, GIS, wildlife ecology, wildlife management, or related field. Applicant should have expertise or experience with some combination of the following: statistical analyses, GIS applications (especially ArcGIS), database management, programming in SAS, ArcGIS or other platforms. Familiarity with NRI data, Breeding Bird Survey data, or USGS Land use - land cover data a plus. Applicant must be willing to work cooperatively with other scientists and on related projects. Starting Date: 31 March - 1 May 2005. Salary: $35k/yr plus benefits. Position is funded for 1 year. Position open until filled. Location: Mississippi State University is a state land-grant university located near the city of Starkville in rural northeastern MS. Application: Submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae and names and contact information for three references to Dr. Sam Riffell, Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, Box 9690, Mississippi State, MS 39762-9690, USA, firstname.lastname@example.org. Posted: 2/15/05.
Wildlife Conservation Ecology: Position # PWRC/AMG/Sept/01/04. Post-doctoral research position available within the Department of Fishery and Wildlife Biology, Colorado State University to be assigned to the USGS Patuxent Wildlife Research Center (Laurel, MD) to work on study design and analysis of human impacts on trust species of the U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service. The position will focus on the effects of long-line fishing on albatross mortality and manatee mortality due to the loss of warm-water habitat. The position is for 3 years contingent upon the availability of funds. Minimum Requirements: Ph.D. in statistics, applied mathematics, natural resource management, ecology, or related field. Ability to design wildlife studies, perform demographic analyses, and provide scientific advice to natural resource management agencies. Responsibilities will include working on two projects: 1) Evaluate albatross banding data from the Northwest Hawaiian Islands and design future banding studies to estimate the effects of fishing on survival and breeding probability of albatross populations. 2) Develop predictive, spatially structured models to simulate Florida manatee behavior and population dynamics, particularly regarding manatee use of warm-water sites during winter. Salary: $45-55k. For more information, see the full job ad. Prospective candidates should mail material consisting of (1) a letter noting position number and responding to each of the qualifications; (2) resume; (3) copy of transcripts (official copy not necessary) and confirmation of degree conferral; and (4) three letters of reference from individuals who have first-hand knowledge of applicant’s professional abilities to: Dr. Paul Doherty, Department of Fishery and Wildlife Biology, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO 80523-1474. Deadline: Sept 1, 2004. Posted: 8/4/04.
Population Biology: The University of Nebraska Program of Excellence in Population Biology announces two two-year Postdoctoral fellowships in Population Biology. Candidates will develop a research project with a faculty member associated with the Program. These positions will provide recent graduates the opportunity for independent research associated with a faculty sponsor (in Biological Sciences, Mathematics, Natural Resources, or Entomology). The Program of Excellence in Population Biology is an integrative, cross-disciplinary program and fellows will, therefore be expected to teach a cross-disciplinary graduate seminar each year. Review of applications will begin August 1, 2005. A Ph.D. and expertise in any aspect of population biology is required. To apply, send a CV, a 5-page research proposal, and description of potential graduate seminars and arrange for three letters of reference, one of which must be from the proposed faculty sponsor, to the Population Biology Post-doctoral Fellowship Selection Committee, School of Biological Sciences, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 348 Manter Hall, Lincoln, NE 68588-0118. (email: email@example.com). Fellowship positions will remain open until suitable candidates are selected. Posted: 6/8/05.
Population Biology: The Center for Population Biology (CPB) at U. C. Davis (UCD) 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 2005. It has an annual salary of $35k plus benefits, and $4k per annum in research support. The Fellow will be a fully participating member in the Center for Population Biology, and will be expected to have an independent research program that bridges the interests of two or more CPB laboratory groups. Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a short (one to two page) description of research accomplishments, and a short (one to two page) description of proposed research indicating potential faculty mentors, and copies of two publications at http://www2.eve.ucdavis.edu/jobs/ all as PDFs. You should also have three letters of reference sent by e-mail to: Karen Reid at e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; please follow instructions at the website. Application evaluation will begin on January 14, 2005. Posted: 12/20/04.
Fish Population and Community Modeler: Postdoc will work collaboratively on two funded projects that involve the development of spatially-explicit, individual-based models of shrimp (e.g., Ecological Applications 14:1232-1247) and fish community dynamics in marsh ecosystems. Opportunity to work with a variety of people, including providing guidance to ongoing companion lab and field data collection related to each project. Postdoc will take the lead in all aspects of model development, testing, and use of the models in both theoretical and management analyses. Postdoc will be expected to make presentations and to publish methods-oriented and results-oriented papers in the open literature. Qualifications: Ph.D. in Fisheries, Ecology or related field, and some experience with quantitative analyses and programming in FORTRAN, C, or a related language. Knowledge of GIS helpful but not required. Salary: $35k to $40k plus benefits. Appointment is initially for two years, with the possibility of a third year. Open until filled. Starting Date: preferably sometime between Oct 2004 and Jan 2005. Contact: Dr. Kenneth A. Rose (225)-578-6346 for additional information; to apply send resume, cover letter, and the names and contact information for three references to: Kenneth Rose, Coastal Fisheries Institute, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA 70803 or email@example.com. Posted: 9/28/04.
Manatee Demographic Modeling: Principal Scientist, U.S. Geological Survey Patuxent Wildlife Research Center (PWRC), Laurel, MD The Federal, State, and private agencies involved in research and management for the Florida manatee have recognized the need for a single core biological model of manatee population dynamics that captures the life-history of the manatee. Two efforts, the Federal Incidental Take (IT) model and the State of Florida’s Biological Status Review (BSR) model, have laid the groundwork for a single integrated model. Johnson Controls has an open position to perform contract work for the USGS at PWRC. The individual will work in a collaborative team to develop and analyze an integrated demographic model for the Florida manatee, and will have primary responsibility for programming, simulation, sensitivity analysis, and report writing, as well as day-to-day communication with USGS principal scientists and other collaborators. Duties include: · Finalize the first draft of the integrated population model, working from the existing models (IT and BSR). Preparation of the first draft will include development of MATLAB code to run the model, as well as preparation of a written document describing the model properties. · Explore the performance of the integrated model through sensitivity analysis. Lead revision of the model based on these analyses. The individual is expected to: (1) develop and refine the techniques used to investigate the research questions, (2) prepare comprehensive scientific reports on the results of research activities for USGS publication and administrative use, (3) author or co-author scientific manuscripts of significance for publication in scientific journals, (4) critically review manuscripts and proposals of other scientists in his/her areas of specialized knowledge, (5) attend national and international meetings to exchange information within the scientific community, (6) serve as an advisor to other members of the agency on matters pertinent to his/her specialized knowledge, and (7) provide technical assistance to Federal and state agency personnel working with manatees in Florida. Qualifications: PhD and a combination of education and experience equivalent to 1-year post PhD level study in biological, social, or physical issues related to natural resources. Supervisory experience is also required. Starting Salary: $54,000/yr with full benefits package. To apply, submit a resume and cover letter by 8/20/04 identifying the position/location and for which you are applying and code PWRC1016, via fax, or email including your name, postal and email addresses, and phone number for consideration to: Johnson Controls World Services Inc., USGS Project Office, Attn: Sherri Scott, (321) 784-7264 (fax), firstname.lastname@example.org. Posted: 7/23/04.
Population Modeling: PRBO Conservation Science, Modeling Effects of Riparian Restoration on Bird Communities. Starting Date: As soon as possible. Salary/Benefits: $40,000/year plus benefits. Location: PRBO’s Marin County, California offices; university affiliation possible if appropriate faculty sponsorship can be arranged Term: One year with possible transition to permanent position, depending on funding and performance. We seek a self-directed, motivated researcher who can contribute technically and conceptually to our Riparian Program. The position involves working with PRBO staff to develop and validate statistical predictive models relating various metrics of riparian bird communities to habitat, landscape features, hydrology, and management and restoration activities. The successful candidate will work with our quantitative ecologist, project leaders, and landscape ecologist on an 11+ year database to develop appropriate models to explain temporal and spatial variation in bird population parameters. The successful candidate will also assist in the design and analysis of other related projects of the Terrestrial Ecology Division. (S)he will take the lead on writing papers for submission in refereed journals and for presentation at scientific conferences and other forums. Applicants should have a very strong background in quantitative methods for ecological analysis and possess a Ph.D. (or M.S. with significant experience) in ecology, natural resource management, biometrics, or similar field. Required skills: * Very strong statistical analysis background (experience with one or more of the following: generalized linear models, multivariate analysis, regression/classification trees, randomization and resampling techniques, distance-based sampling) * Demographic analysis experience (including survival analysis, mark/recapture methods) * Population-dynamic modeling * Public speaking and excellent communication skills. * Strong background in avian population ecology Desirable skills: * Familiarity with GIS software and spatial data sets (especially grid-based analysis) * Programming experience (may be with statistical software) * Knowledge of standardized bird and vegetation survey methods and protocols. * Knowledge of riparian hydrology, vegetation and vertebrate communities * Conservation planning. Application Process: Please send by e-mail a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, two writing samples (reprints, preprints, etc.), and list of three references to Tom Gardali (email@example.com). Posted: 7/16/04.
Microbiologist or Plant Physiologist: The position is located in the USDA-ARS Invasive Weeds Management Unit, Urbana, IL. The incumbent will examine chemical leachates or exudates from seeds of a variety of weed species for their role in plant development, effects on microbial populations, and the chemical ecology of soil ecosystems. Techniques used will include analytical methods to identify components of the seed-produced compounds and microbiological assays to determine effects of the chemicals on soil microorganisms. The incumbent will develop hypotheses for aspects possibly unique in plant-microbe relationships that are directly related to the role of chemicals produced from seeds. Qualifications: Recent Ph.D. in Microbiology or Plant Physiology, or closely related fields, is required. Knowledge of microbial methods for cultivating bacteria and fungi, and experience with analytical instrumentation are desirable. For more information, see the full job ad and contact Dr. Joanne Chee-Sanford (217-265-0959, firstname.lastname@example.org). Posted: 1/7/05.
Soil Microbial Stress Ecology: I seek a postdoc to work on a project examining controls over C & N limitation to soil microorganisms and how these processes regulate microbial responses to pulse disturbances. The studies are being done across a range of ecosystems that vary climatically and in the relative availability of C and N to microbes; sites range from California grasslands (C limited, experience drying-rewetting pulses) to Alaskan tundra (N limited, experience freeze thaw cycles). The candidate must have strong skills in analyzing soil microbial processes, including experience with enzyme assays, isotope tracer methods, and strong data analysis skills. The position is open immediately, and I would prefer someone to start by Feb. 1. Please e-mail a C.V., a letter describing your experience and skills, and the names and contact information for 2 references to: Josh Schimel, Dept. EEM Biology, University of California, Santa Barbara, CA 93106. (805) 893-7688, Schimel@lifesci.ucsb.edu. Posted: 10/25/04.
Microbial Sciences: We are happy to announce the Post-doctoral Fellowship Program as part of the new Microbial Sciences Initiative (MSI) at Harvard University. The MSI program has been inspired by the discoveries of the richness of microbial life in diverse and extreme environments, and the promise that the study of this diversity will influence geology, oceanography, as well as biology, chemistry, and medicine. MSI aims to stimulate broad interactions among individuals with interests in microbial sciences across the entire Harvard community. In this spirit, fellowship candidates must develop projects of an interdisciplinary nature involving two or more faculty sponsors. Primary sponsors must be in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences; secondary sponsors can be from anywhere within Harvard. The duration of the fellowships will be two years at $45,000/yr. Limited to individuals with a PhD earned in 2004 or expected in 2005. See the MSI website for more information and application forms. Application deadline: December 1, 2004 - Submit electronically to email@example.com. All inquiries regarding this program should be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org. Posted: 9/28/04.
Microbial/Amphibian Ecology: Postdoctoral collaborator to investigate the role of salamander cutaneous bacteria in protection of adults and eggs from fungal pathogens. Desirable background includes a Ph.D. in ecology, microbial ecology, or related discipline, demonstrable skills in molecular and microbial ecology, and a record of publication. This project has implications for basic and applied amphibian ecology, as well as microbial-vertebrate symbioses. One-year renewable appointment with benefits in the Department of Biology, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, Virginia. The start date is flexible. Send letter of inquiry and research interests, curriculum vitae, and names and contact information of three references to: Dr. Reid Harris via e-mail: email@example.com. See the full job ad for more info. Posted: 9/10/04.
Applied Plant Disease Ecology/GIS: There is an opening for a scientist with GIS expertise to work on problems in applied plant disease ecology as a USDA Science Fellow at the GS-11/12 level. The scientist will work in a research team addressing such topics as spatial and temporal modeling of transmission and dispersal and the forecasting of disease outbreaks. The successful candidate will be housed in the Kansas State University Center of GIS Excellence for Agriculture Biosecurity and report to the USDA National Weeds Management Laboratory in Fort Collins, CO. This is a term appointment up to 2 years and may be extended up to 4 years, with a salary of $50,541 to $78,745. Complete description and application information at quickhire (announcement number 2477-2005-0178). There is a hard deadline of 6/27/05 for applications. Posted: 6/13/05.
Disease Ecology: A postdoctoral position studying ecological influences on rabies infection in bat communities is available in the Department of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology at the University of Tennessee. The position is funded by NSF through its Ecology of Infectious Diseases program. In collaboration with Profs. Tom Hallam, Aaron King, and Gary McCracken at UT, Boston University, and the Centers for Disease Control, the successful candidate will assist in the development and implementation of computational models integrating individual-level immunological, physiological, and virus transmission information with population-level genetic, demographic, and environmental factors. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in a relevant field such as ecology, mathematics, computer science, or epidemiology. Computational experience (including facility in C or C++), modeling experience, and a working knowledge of model-based statistical methods are essential. Applicants must be willing and able to participate in a large, interdisciplinary effort with laboratory, fieldwork, and theoretical components. The initial appointment will be for one year with the possibility of extensions for up to three years. The start date will be in early 2005. Applications will be accepted through December 15, 2004, but candidates are encouraged to send an email indicating interest in the position before that time. To apply, send a curriculum vitae, a brief (1 page) statement of research goals, and the names and contact information of three references to Dr. Tom Hallam or Dr. Aaron King, Department of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, 569 Dabney Hall, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN 37996 USA. Electronic communication is preferred; email: firstname.lastname@example.org or aking3@utk. edu. Posted: 10/8/04.
Disease Ecology and Evolution: Postdoctoral position in ecology and evolution of a bird-borne alphavirus. An NIH-funded Postdoctoral position is available immediately to study the population dynamics of Buggy Creek virus, an alphavirus associated with cliff swallows and their cimicid ectoparasites (see: Proc. R. Soc. Lond. B 268:1833, 2001). The position includes both field- and laboratory-based work and requires travel to and from performance sites in Nebraska, Colorado, Oklahoma, and Munich, Germany. Applicants should have a Ph.D. and background in virology, epidemiology, or phylogenetics. To apply, send curriculum vitae and names and addresses of three references to: Charles R. Brown, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Tulsa, 600 S. College Avenue, Tulsa, OK 74104; e-mail: email@example.com. Posted: 9/17/04.
Disease Ecology: Postdoc position available as part of a NSF-funded study of the ecology of plague in flea and small mammal populations in shortgrass prairie. Qualifications: extensive knowledge and experience in population and community ecology of small mammals; field and laboratory experience with arthropod disease vectors, especially fleas; excellent organizational, analytical and communication (written, oral) skills. Postdoc will be an employee of California State University, but will likely be based at Colorado State University in Fort Collins, CO. Initial appointment will be for one year, with a possibility of extension for a second year. Position is available in autumn or early winter 2004. Send cover letter describing qualifications, CV, electronic copies of 2-3 reprints or preprints, and names and contact information of three references 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). Review of applications will begin 7 September 2004. Posted: 8/10/04.
Aquatic Insect Ecology: A 1-2 year postdoctoral position is available in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Tennessee. The research focus of this position is open, but project should result in detailed information on the distribution and abundance of aquatic insects in the National Parks of the southeastern US. The successful applicant should be willing to collaborate with students and other scientists at the University of Tennessee and with the National Park Services. The ideal candidate should also have experience in aquatic insect ecology, community ecology, and/or biogeography. Experience in the identification of aquatic insect adults is advantageous. The start date for this position is flexible, but summer of 2005 would be ideal. Interested applicants should email a CV, brief statement of research interests, and names and contact info for three references to both Nathan Sanders (email@example.com) and Chuck Parker (firstname.lastname@example.org). Applications will be accepted until November 25, 2004. Posted: 10/20/04.
Ecology of Container Mosquitoes: An opening for one post-doctoral researcher is anticipated in February 2005 (subject to NIAID budget approval). Research involves effects of interspecific competition and predation among invasive container-dwelling mosquitoes in North America. Ph.D. in ecology or related disciplines, interest or experience in work with insects, and availability for field work in Florida required. Strong background in statistics, GIS, or modeling preferred. Funding is anticipated for up to 5 years. Starting salary contingent upon qualifications and includes health insurance and retirement. Application: send CV, statement of research interests, reprints of recent papers, copies of university transcripts, and names, titles and e-mail addresses of three persons willing to write letters of recommendation to: L. Philip Lounibos, Florida Medical Entomology Laboratory, University of Florida, 200 9th St. SE, Vero Beach, FL 32962. email@example.com, (772) 778-7200 ext. 146. Posted: 9/15/04, revised: 12/9/04.
Spatial Ecology/Insect Ecology: One postdoctoral position and one Ph.D. student assistantship are available at University of Alberta beginning January 2005 (or as soon as possible). The candidates will join a research team (in collaboration with Drs. Mark Lewis in the Mathematics Department of the University of Alberta and Allan Carroll in the Canadian Forest Service in Victoria, BC) to investigate dispersal and spatio-temporal dynamics of outbreaks of the mountain pine beetle on large-scale landscapes. The postdoctoral position is open for two years. We encourage anyone with strong mathematical/statistical backgrounds to apply. For the Ph.D. assistantship, we encourage applications from students who are broadly trained in any of the areas of mathematics, statistics, physics and biology, but would be particularly interested in students who plan to combine theoretical modeling and field experiment in their research. Interested candidates should provide us with the following materials: (1) a cover letter stating you research interests and qualifications, (2) your CV, and (3) the names (emails or phone numbers) of three referees. These materials may be emailed or sent by postal mail to Fangliang He (firstname.lastname@example.org) at Department of Renewable Resources, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, Canada T6G 2H1. Posted: 9/8/04.
Ecology of Infectious Disease: Postdoctoral Researcher sought to join a multifaceted program on ecological determinants of Lyme disease risk in the northeastern United States. Potential projects include landscape determinants of vertebrate host and tick abundance; impacts of host (e.g. mouse) dispersal on disease risk; determinants of host-specific tick burdens; and landscape determinants of Lyme disease incidence in people. Ph.D., excellent quantitative skills, and experience in mammalian ecology, vector ecology, or medical entomology required. Desired start date in summer or autumn 2005, for likely 2-year term. Please send CV, statement of research accomplishments and interests, representative publications, and three letters of recommendation by email to: Dr. Richard S. Ostfeld, Institute of Ecosystem Studies, Millbrook, NY: Rostfeld@ecostudies.org (with a cc: to email@example.com ). Review of applications will begin on 10 June 2005. phone: 845 677-7600 ext 136, fax: 845 677-5976. Posted: 5/17/05.
Spatial/Landscape Ecology of Lyme Disease Risk: Institute of Ecosystems Studies, Millbrook, NY. Postdoc needed for a collaborative, NIH-funded study concerning the effects of landscape pattern on mammal and bird community composition, and consequently on tick populations and Lyme disease risk. Required skills include GIS/spatial modeling, analytical modeling, likelihood statistics, and information theory. Background in vertebrate ecology is important. Desired start date in fall to early winter 2004; initial appointment for one year with a second year possible. Ph.D must be in hand by start date. Please email a letter of interest, CV, 2-3 reprints or preprints, and names and contact information for three references to: Richard S. Ostfeld, ROstfeld@ecostudies.org. Closing date is August 20, 2004. Posted: 7/26/04.
Conservation Genetics/Ecology: The USDA Forest Service Institute of Forest Genetics is seeking an outstanding individual to join our Conservation Genetics research program based in Davis, CA, at the rank of Principal Investigator. The successful applicant will develop an independent research program on the conservation genetics of woodland plants and forest trees, and may draw on tools and concepts ranging from population genetics to ecology. The ideal applicant would both develop an exciting research program, and interact with and advise land managers in restoration and conservation efforts. While advertised at a GS12/13 level, more senior applicants are encouraged to apply and will be considered. For more information about these employment opportunities, including the application process, please see the full job ad. Closing Date: September 23, 2004. Posted: 8/2/04.
Ecology: The Health and Ecosystem Effects Group of the Air Quality Strategies and Standards Division, Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards, US Environmental Protection Agency, located in Research Triangle Park, NC is currently advertizing for two Biologist/Ecologist positions (GS-12/13). For details, see the vacancy announcements on EZ Hire and on USA JOBS under # RTP-DE-2004-0110 Biologist/Ecologist. Open to all U.S. citizens. Closing Date: 9/29/04. Posted: 9/13/04.
Human Health and the Environment: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Office of Research and Development, National Health and Environmental Effects Research Laboratory (NHEERL) is seeking applicants with a doctoral level degree (PhD, MD, DVM) for openings in their federal post-doctoral program. These post-doctoral candidates conduct high priority environmental research in a wide variety of areas important to protecting human health and the environment. Post-doctoral positions to conduct research on environmental health are anticipated for divisions located in Research Triangle Park and Chapel Hill, NC. Post-doctoral positions to conduct ecology research are anticipated for divisions located in Duluth, MN; Gulf Breeze, FL; Corvallis and Newport, OR; and Narragansett, RI. These 3-year appointments offer full federal benefits with a salary range of $40k-$76k, commensurate with qualifications. Applications are being accepted until Feb. 28. For details on the research projects currently available and how to apply, please visit the NHEERL website. Posted: 1/12/05.
Ecology/Ecotoxicology/Conservation Biology: The National Center for Environmental Assessment (NCEA) within the U.S. EPA Office of Research and Development (ORD) seeks immediate applications for several post-doctoral research positions. These non-laboratory, postdoctoral positions are ideal for scientists interested in the application of toxicological, epidemiological and environmental data to support development of human health and environmental risk assessments and science policies related to risk assessment. Applicants with doctoral degrees in ecology, biology, human health, toxicology or social science disciplines pertinent to the broad scope of environmental risk assessment and risk management are encouraged to apply. Priority research interests currently include the following: - Ecology/Ecotoxicology/Conservation Biology: Background in general ecology, ecosystems, ecotoxicology, conservation biology or a related field; - Toxicology/Health Sciences: Emphasizing mechanisms of toxicity, quantitative biological or pharmacokinetic modeling, genomics/proteomics, and respiratory, molecular or immunotoxicology; - Exposure Assessment: Focusing on contaminant fate modeling and simulation, aggregate and cumulative exposure, and use of physiological and biochemical markers; -Biostatistics: Focusing on the application of statistics and quantitative practices to analysis of human health and ecological risk assessment issues; - Socio-economics and risk communication: Emphasizing the increasing role of economics and societal/cultural values in shaping environmental decision- making and working more effectively with the public; - Epidemiology: Focusing on evaluation and interpretation of epidemiology (cancer and/or noncancer) data/studies applicable to risk assessment of environmental chemicals and development of methods/tools to reduce uncertainties in human health risk assessment. The post-doctoral positions are three-year, federal government appointments located in Washington, D.C.; Cincinnati, OH; and Research Triangle Park, N.C. The salary range is approximately $50-70k plus benefits. The filing deadline for IO-Global-061405-01 is July 1, 2005. The filing deadline for all other positions is July 15, 2005. For application information, see the full job ad. Posted: 6/21/05.
Human Health and Ecosystems: EPA's Office of Research and Development (ORD) is seeking candidates to fill approximately nine federal, four-year post-doctoral research positions. Recent initiatives at ORD facilities have promoted the conduct of cross-cutting research across the different ORD Labs and Centers in the areas of human environmental exposure-effects and ecosystems. In the human health area, the overall mission for the cross-ORD post-docs will be to move forward more quickly the development and application of exposure, dose and health effects assessment methods or models. In the ecosystems research area, the cross-ORD post-docs will focus on advancing the spatial analyses methods and on their application to water quality, ecological forecasting problems, and linkages between economic drivers and landscape conditions. The duty station and organization will be based on the particular disciplinary focus of the candidate and the overall requirements of the program. Applications will be accepted through March 31, 2005. Detailed information is posted on the ORD Website or contact Ms. Dorothy Carr (800-433-9633, firstname.lastname@example.org). Posted: 12/2/04, revised: 1/12/05.
Human Health and Ecology: The US Environmental Protection Agency is seeking a highly qualified scientific leader for the position of Deputy Assistant Administrator for Science, Office of Research and Development (ORD), Washington, D.C. The successful candidate for this position will coordinate and provide oversight to a broad spectrum of environmental science issues involving human health and ecology. The candidate will also lead efforts on both long-term and annual research planning to meet the needs of the EPA Program and Regional offices, Congress, and the public. The ORD conducts an Agency-wide integrated program of research and development relevant to pollution sources, pollution prevention and control approaches, transport and fate processes, health and ecological effects, measurement and monitoring, and risk assessment. The Office rigorously disseminates its scientific and technical knowledge and, upon request, provides technical reviews, expert consultations, technical assistance, and advice to environmental decision makers in federal, state, local, and international governments. Preferred candidates would possess recognized scientific expertise as evidenced by multiple publications in peer-reviewed literature and invitations to participate in national and international meetings/panels. Candidates must also have competence and substantive specialized (scientific, policy, administrative or managerial) experience in a type of work or a combination of functions directly related to the position. In addition, applicants must meet the executive and technical qualifications described in the vacancy announcement for this position. For the full announcement, search www.usajobs.opm.gov for announcement number EPA-04-SES-ORD-6331. U.S. Citizenship Required. Applications must be received by November 19, 2004. Posted: 10/1/04.
Environmental Science: Villanova University. 1-year position, renewable for up to two years. We seek a dedicated postdoctoral fellow to teach two introductory environmental science courses starting in August 2005. The two-course lecture and laboratory sequence will cover a broad range of Environmental Studies topics, including, but not necessarily limited to, environmental biology, environmental chemistry/biogeochemistry, natural resources, environmental and human health, and (possibly) environmental engineering and environmental economics. The successful candidate will assume primary responsibility for the two courses, and may be able to involve other faculty in presenting lectures on selected topics. The postdoctoral fellow may also teach an advanced course(s) in their area of expertise. In addition, opportunities for participating in service learning trips related to environmental studies exist. The position includes opportunities for research; research area is open, and several opportunities for collaboration with faculty in the Department of Biology exist (see Faculty and Staff). A Ph.D. is required. Please send letter, CV, statements of teaching & research philosophy, undergraduate and graduate transcripts, and have three letters of recommendation sent to: Dr. John Olson, Dept of Biology, Villanova University, 800 Lancaster Ave., Villanova, PA 19085-1699. Ph 610-519-4837. Application deadline: Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until position is filled. E-mail: email@example.com. Posted: 6/9/05.
Environmental Science/Environmental Engineering: The Department of Soil, Water, and Climate at the University of Minnesota seeks a Research Associate in Environmental Science/Environmental Engineering or a closely related discipline with PhD-level experience. The successful candidate will work closely with university, federal, and industry scientists to develop a new Plant Mesocosm Facility with state-of-the-art instrumentation to examine effects of climate variation and atmospheric composition on biophysical and ecophysiological processes. Desired qualifications include exceptional research and technical expertise, especially past experience interfacing analytical equipment with data acquisition systems. Job duties will include developing data acquisition and diagnostic software, diagnosing and solving diverse engineering problems, developing and managing database systems, web design, travel to other research facilities for training, and preparation of scientific experiments and technical communications. Applications will be reviewed beginning February 1, 2005 until the position is filled. Application materials (curriculum vitae, names and contact information for three professional references, and 2-page statement of interest, goals, and related experience) should be mailed to (no electronic submissions): Mesocosm Search Committee, c/o Marjorie Bonse; Department of Soil, Water, and Climate; University of Minnesota; 439 Borlaug Hall; 1991 Upper Buford Circle; St. Paul, MN 55108-6028. (Requisition #128241). Posted: 1/20/05, revised: 1/28/05.
Sustainable Systems Theory: One postdoctoral research position is available in the area of Complex Systems theory and its application to sustainability at the US Environmental Protection Agency's National Risk Management Research Laboratory in Cincinnati, OH. The postdoc will work in the Sustainable Environments Branch, a group of over a dozen researchers focused on multidisciplinary approaches to sustainability issues. Within this larger group, the prospective candidate would be part of the Sustainable Systems Team that includes two engineers, an ecologist, an economist, a physicist, a lawyer, and a mathematician. Because sustainable systems and questions of sustainability necessarily involve ecological, economic, engineering, and complex system like behavior, there is a need to integrate knowledge from several disciplines. This research should lead to the development of concepts, methods, and software tools that can be used by the public and the EPA in considering sustainable environmental management strategies. The Laboratory has a strong research effort in this area providing the prospective candidate with a stimulating environment. A Ph.D. in mathematics, physics, ecology, engineering, or a closely related area is required. The successful candidate must have a strong background in mathematical modeling and familiarity with computer programming. Good written and oral communication are necessary. The appointment will initially be for full-time research for one year renewable for up to three years. The annual stipend is approximately $52,000. There is an allowance for professional travel. Inbound moving expenses are reimbursed according to established policies up to a maximum. U.S. citizenship, permanent resident alien status, or appropriate visa is required. For questions about the project, contact: Dr. Heriberto Cabezas, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 26 W. Martin Luther King Drive, Cincinnati, OH 45268, Tel. 513-569-7350, E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. For application materials contact: Gwen Roby, Program Coordinator, Associateship Programs, The National Academies, 500 5th Street, NW, GR 322A, Washington, DC 20001. Tel. 202-334-2643, Fax. 202-334-2759, E-mail: GRoby@nas.edu. Posted: 4/1/05.
Director, Sustainability Indicators Program: Redefining Progress is looking for a leader to build the practice and reputation of two of our signature measures, the Ecological Footprint and the Genuine Progress Indicator, and to radically expand the scientific inquiry and relevance of our indicators work. Over the last decade, the measures have entered the lexicon of the debate over social and environmental sustainability and are increasingly being considered in policy-making contexts as vital direction-setting tools. RP is growing its research and scientific advocacy to support the quality and usefulness of the measures around the world. The Director will work with leaders in the international, domestic, and local arenas to ensure that the messages from RP’s indicators work are understood and used in key policy-making contexts. The person who will succeed in this position is an impassioned, creative, self-directed team player with a solid professional background, and advanced management, quantitative and communication skills. Responsibilities: · Building, maintaining, and enhancing RP’s signature measures: the Ecological Footprint and the Genuine Progress Indicator · Developing new applications for the use of the measures in varied contexts · Expanding the international reach of the Footprint to reach new audiences and decisionmakers · Reaching out to members of the scientific and Footprinting communities · Working with partner organizations to build effective Ecological Footprint applications · Participating in program fundraising efforts, including proposals to government scientific agencies and foundations · Supervising research associates, interns and contractors. Necessary Qualifications: · PhD, preferred, or Masters with extensive research experience, in the environmental sciences or closely related areas · Previous exposure to interdisciplinary projects preferably in areas of environmental studies, global/international affairs, and social justice · Extensive writing experience, as well as publications in peer-reviewed journals · Familiarity database management, SQL, and other data management languages and interest in quantitative work · Some experience with fundraising · Interest in teaching and public speaking · Good networking skills; effective interpersonal communication; and good supervisory and team-building skills Salary commensurate with experience, plus full benefits package. Please submit a letter of interest, résumé, writing samples, and salary history to Sustainability Indicators Search, Redefining Progress, 1904 Franklin Street, 6th floor, Oakland, CA 94610, email@example.com or fax (510) 444-3191. All pages of the application should be double-sided to conserve paper. Posted: 2/4/05.
Ecological Sustainability: Department of Entomology, University of Maryland. As part of a major expansion of the College of Life Sciences, we seek outstanding colleagues at any rank whose work treats basic and applied aspects of ecological sustainability,especially in human-influenced or managed systems. Examples of appropriate research areas include, among others: habitat and biodiversity conservation; management, restoration and risk assessment of urban terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems; flux of materials (e.g., biogeochemicals) or biota (e.g., pathogens, transgenes, invasive species) across ecosystem boundaries. The sustainability initiative seeks to synergize existing campus strengths in basic and applied ecology, integrated pest management, environmental engineering, aquatic restoration, bioremediation, agricultural resource economics, and computational biology. The University's proximity to Washington, D.C. offers unmatched opportunities for partnerships with ecology-related federal and non-profit organizations. Applicants should email a research statement, c.v. including teaching interests and experience, and names of three references to: Ecological Sustainability Search, firstname.lastname@example.org. Review of applications will be ongoing, starting 10 December 2004. Posted: 10/21/04.
Ecological Sustainability: Office of Research and Development National Health and Environmental Effects Research Laboratory, US Environmental Protection Agency. Benefits of Social, Economic and Ecological Sustainability. The research project will develop methods and models that can address the benefits of environmental sustainability. The outcome of this research will be a scalable, transportable model that can evaluate the sustainability of alternative environmental policies. The result should lead toward greater accountability in resource management. The research expected of this individual is to develop or adapt conceptual, analytical, and modeling tools to evaluate geographic management units at appropriate temporal and spatial scales; to understand and predict the socioeconomic and ecological effects of environmental management decisions, demographic trends, resource availability, innovative technologies, and other factors affecting the sustainability of ecosystems as a support base for society. The individual would identify and concentrate research efforts on geographical management units with rich data sources, and interagency interactions that provide the best opportunity for successfully developing tools to inform decision making regarding the benefits of the sustainable use of the environment. Projected duration of appointment: 3 years. For more information, see the full position description. Application instructions. Deadline October 29, 2004. Posted: 9/7/04.
Conservation Planning in Madagascar: The Princeton University Dept. of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology seeks PhD for unique two-year post-doctoral position joining university/NGO team to: 1. design a networked biodiversity database for Madagascar, 2. develop new tools for conservation planning, 3. model species distributions and design reserve networks to improve regional/national protected area networks, 4. build local capacity in conservation planning. Further information. Position based at Princeton, with travel to Madagascar. Must have experience in (1) GIS, modeling of species distributions and/or reserve design algorithms; (2) working in 3rd World country (1 yr); (3) training or capacity-building. Additional desirable qualities: French; programming; database management. Submit cover letter, resume and 3 letters of recommendation before Jan. 7; applications will be reviewed as received. Send application to Marilyn McMullen, Dept. of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ 08544-1003 USA or by email to email@example.com. Information about applying to Princeton. Posted: 11/3/04.
Biodiversity: The University of British Columbia seeks applicants for a 2-year postdoctoral fellowship in the UBC Biodiversity Research Centre. The Centre is made up of over 40 members of the UBC Science Faculty with interests in ecology, evolution, systematics, biodiversity and conservation. Preference will be given to candidates with bold ideas, demonstrated research ability, and strong communication skills. The successful candidate will be expected to: conduct original research on core problems in biodiversity, foster interactions within the Centre, run a seminar series and help maintain the Centre's web site. Starting date 1 Sept 2005. Salary $40k p.a. Research stipend: $7k p.a. Send curriculum vitae, three letters of reference, and a brief statement of goals to Dolph Schluter, Director, Biodiversity Research Centre, U.B.C., 6270 University Blvd., Vancouver, B.C., Canada V6T 1Z4. (Fax 604-822-0653, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org). Closing date 15 Nov 2004. Posted: 9/28/04.
Senior Director, Tropical Biodiversity: Conservation International's Tropical Ecology, Assessment and Monitoring Initiative (TEAM) is seeking a Senior Director to lead this large, high profile biodiversity research network that is currently operating at 11 Neotropical field stations and will eventually expand to 50 field stations worldwide. TEAM is designed to monitor long term trends in biodiversity by using a set of standard protocols to measure many variables that are considered to be indicators of biodiversity and ecosystem health. The TEAM Senior Director should be a scientist with sufficient professional stature and experience to represent and promote TEAM at high levels in the international academic, political, and NGO sectors. The position will be responsible for ensuring successful implementation of all programmatic functions in DC and at the field stations (operations, communications, and project implementation), and for financial management of the program. The position will directly supervise DC-based TEAM staff with which he/she will work to ensure the scientific productivity of the program and to develop future plans. The position will also represent TEAM and cultivate and maintain internal and external relationships. Candidates must have 1) a Ph.D. in ecological sciences, with knowledge of biodiversity monitoring techniques and biodiversity conservation, 2) a strong leadership skills employing effective delegation and staff management, 3) strong written and verbal communication skills, 4) at least 5 years of personnel management and leadership experience, including the ability to delegate effectively, build consensus, team building, and invite and promote new ideas, 5) 5 years or more experience leading projects through a full cycle, preferably international projects, 6) ability to travel up to 30% of time per year, and 7) fluency in English and at least one of the following: Spanish, Portuguese, French. Other skills preferred for the position include: knowledge of large scale collaborative projects; strong background in international collaboration and building international networks; work experience in an NGO, preferably conservation related work. Submit letter of interest, resume, and list of 3 references by Oct 31, 2004 to: Email: email@example.com; Fax: (202) 912-1042 (Attn: Human Resources); Mail: Human Resources, Conservation International, 1919 M Street, NW, Suite 600, Washington, DC 20036. No phone calls please. Posted: 9/28/04.
Pollutant Exposure Research: The National Exposure Research Laboratory (NERL) of the United States Environmental Protection Agency is seeking candidates to fill approximately 9 federal, four-year post-doctoral research positions. We seek candidates from a wide range of disciplinary backgrounds, including: biology, chemical/environmental/software engineering, chemistry, ecology, environmental or physical sciences, genetics, geography, geology, hydrology, immunology, mathematics, microbiology, molecular biology, psychology, parasitology, statistics, toxicology, virology, or related fields. The preferred candidate will have earned a Ph.D. in one of these areas within the last five years or will have it awarded prior to their start date. The NERL post-doctoral positions will be in Divisions in one or more of the following locations: Research Triangle Park, North Carolina; Cincinnati, Ohio; Las Vegas, Nevada; Athens, Georgia; or Washington DC metropolitan area, depending on the particular disciplinary focus, and will be filled beginning November 2004. These excepted service appointments will last for four years and offer a salary range of $49 - $76k, with a full benefits package. For more information, see the full job ad. Deadline: September 24, 2004. Posted: 8/16/04.
Applied Stream Ecology: We are seeking a Postdoctoral Research Associate to work on a recently-funded research project examining the effects of forest fragmentation (via contemporary logging practices) on carbon cycling and food webs of montane streams in northern Idaho. We are looking for a broadly trained stream ecologist to join a dynamic research team composed of five co-PIs, graduate and undergraduate students. Research will focus on the Mica Creek Experimental Watershed and the postdoctoral research associate will participate in research design, field measurements, data analysis and publication. There may also be teaching opportunities in stream ecology and riparian/floodplain ecology. Qualifications: PhD in stream/aquatic ecology, with experience in aquatic insect/periphyton taxonomy and stable isotope ecology highly desirable. Salary (including benefits) will be commensurate with education and work experience. Review of applications will begin April 8, 2005 and will continue until the position is filled. (Preferred start date of June 2005). To apply, please submit the following: (1) a cover letter explaining your interest in this work, relevant work experiences and available work dates; (2) your curriculum vitae; and (3) a list of at least 3 references, including name, title, address, email and telephone. Inquiries and applications submitted through email are encouraged. Send applications to: Dr. Jeffrey Braatne, Dept of Fish and Wildlife Resources, University of Idaho, PO Box 441136, Moscow, ID 83844-1136, firstname.lastname@example.org. Posted: 3/16/05.
Forest Hydrology/Stable Isotopes: Postdoctoral Research Position, University of Idaho. The College of Natural Resources invites applications for the position to study water and carbon dynamics using stable isotopic tracers. The applicant will build an isotopic mass balance for water as part of a broader effort to characterize a set of forested watersheds in northern Idaho. Will also work with the Idaho Stable Isotope Laboratory and the Wildland Hydrology and Watershed Management group. In association with scientists measuring major fluxes of water and carbon, the applicant will measure the hydrogen and oxygen isotopic composition of precipitation, throughfall, snowmelt, transpiration, soil storage, and streamflow. The goal is to use the isotopic mass balance to test our knowledge of the rates of major fluxes through watersheds with differing land use patterns. For more information concerning qualifications and the application process, see current job openings at www.hr.uidaho.edu Applicants should complete the online application including a letter of application, curriculum vitae and three references with contact information or e-mail the curriculum vitae directly to Dr. Timothy Link at TLINK@uidaho.edu or mail to University of Idaho, College of Natural Resources, Department of Forest Resources, PO BOX 441133, Moscow, ID 83844-1133. Questions about the position may be addressed to either Dr. Link or Dr. John D. Marshall (email@example.com). Review of applications will begin January 17, 2005, but the deadline may be extended if no suitable applicant is found. Posted: 1/6/05.
Forest Management/Water Quality: Positions for one research associate and one or two graduate students are immediately available in the School of Renewable Natural Resources, Louisiana State University. The team will work with a group of scientists on a project investigating the effectiveness of Forest Best Management Practices in water quality protection. The research will be conducted in two small forested watersheds in northern Louisiana, where operational timber harvest will be implemented and changes of in-stream water quality will be monitored over a period of 2 years. Field experience in water quality monitoring, forest hydrology or soils would be a great plus for this research. Please send CV and a brief letter of your interests. E-mail attachments are welcome. The application process will remain open until satisfactory candidates are accepted. Questions regarding the project should be addressed to: Y. Jun Xu, School of Renewable Natural Resources, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA 70803. Phone: 225-578-0897 or 225-578-4168, FAX: 225-578-4227, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Posted: 8/27/04.
Hydrologist/Ecologist: USDA Forest Service. The Rocky Mountain Research Station, Fort Collins, CO is searching for an outstanding scientist and research leader for a position as Supervisory Research Hydrologist/Ecologist (GS-1315/0408-14/15). The scientist will perform research on the consequences of land management and natural disturbances to water quality and quantity across the aquatic, riparian, and upland continuum. Research areas may include 1) watershed processes in the Central Rocky Mountains; 2) interactions between channel morphology, flow/sediment dynamics, and native fish populations; 3) characterizing the structural, hydrologic, and biogeochemical linkages between terrestrial and aquatic environments; and 4) the effects of management and disturbance on terrestrial processes influencing water yield, water quality, and carbon storage. Scientist may serve as Project Leader of the Research Unit. Applicants must have Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree, plus at least 1 year specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-13 or GS-14. Salary is $82-126k per year, depending on experience. For complete information about the position and details about the application process, contact Marian Lathrop at 970/498.1302 or email@example.com or go to USAJOBS and search for Job Announcement RM-D042-04. Application procedures are different, depending on whether one has Federal Employee status. Position closes 9/3/04. Posted: 8/10/04.
Marine Biology: Bowdoin College invites applications for a two-year Doherty Marine Biology Postdoctoral Scholar, beginning August 22, 2005. Research areas of interest include ecology, evolution, paleontology, physiology, and/or population biology of coastal organisms. This position encourages the use of the running-seawater laboratory at Bowdoin College's Coastal Studies Center (CSC) for research and teaching. The Scholar will maintain an active research program, participate for one week in the teaching of an appropriate biology course in the fall semesters, teach either a nonmajors course or an advanced seminar during the spring semesters, and supervise undergraduate research. The CSC is located on Orr's Island, 20 minutes from campus. It includes 118 acres of forests and fields with 2.5 miles of marine shoreline, marine and terrestrial laboratories, and a renovated farmhouse. Stipend is $35,000 and is benefits eligible. Applicants must have received, or anticipate receiving, a Ph.D. between September 1, 1999, and September 1, 2005. Review of applications begins April 1, 2005. Please send: letter of application, curriculum vitae, statement of research and teaching interests, and three letters of recommendation to: Dr. Amy Johnson, Biology Department, 6500 College Station, Bowdoin College, Brunswick, ME 04011-8465. Posted: 3/14/05.
Marine Scientist: The Bodega Marine Laboratory, University of California Davis, seeks candidates for a resident post-doctoral fellow to conduct independent research in marine science in the local environments and to assist the Director in activities to enhance BML (seminars/discussion groups, mentoring students, public education). The position start date is negotiable (July-Sept) for one academic year, with possible extension for a second year. Salary range: $31k-40k/yr (Postdoctoral Scholar Level 1, depending on experience). Modest research support funds are available. Ph.D. in science with emphasis/experience in marine science required. Demonstrated publication record and ability to initiate and complete short-term independent research necessary. Research leading to increased understanding of the local marine environments and processes preferred. Demonstrated ability to interact collegially with scientists from diverse fields and ranks preferred. Send 1) letter of application indicating a potential research project, 2) curriculum vitae, and 3) names, addresses and e-mail contact information for three people who have agreed to provide references, including the doctoral adviser to: Conci Mack, Personnel Assistant, Bodega Marine Laboratory, P.O. Box 247, Bodega Bay , CA 94923. Ph: 707-875-2011; FAX: 707-875-2009, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Deadline: 6 April 2005. Electronic/PDF applications preferred. Full job ad. Posted: 3/7/05.
Marine Scientist: The Conservation Science Program at World Wildlife Fund-US seeks a highly motivated Marine Scientist to blend rigorous marine research 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 and publishing results in peer-reviewed journals • Developing tools and guidelines for WWF field programs regarding emerging issues, e.g. marine zoning, integrating natural and social science to enhance marine protected area design and implementation, sustainable fisheries, ecosystem-based fisheries management, climate change impacts on marine systems, etc. • 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 The ideal candidate will have a Ph.D. in a related field (Conservation Science, Marine Ecology, Fisheries Biology, etc.), 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. The ability to work independently is critical. Willingness and ability to travel frequently, often to remote locations, is required. This position is based in our Washington, DC office. Please send cover letter and resume (including job #24047) by email to email@example.com, by fax to (202) 293-9211, or by mail to World Wildlife Fund, Human Resources Dept. #24047, 1250 24th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20037. For more information see www.worldwildlife.org. No telephone inquiries please. Reviews of applications will begin December 1, 2004. Posted: 10/25/04.
Executive Scientist, Marine Ecosystem Dynamics: The Institute of Marine and Coastal Sciences, Rutgers University, invites applicants for the position of Executive Scientist for the U.S. GLOBal Oceans ECosystems dynamics (GLOBEC) Coordinating Office. This appointment will be made at the level of Research Faculty, and is a grant-funded, nontenure-earning position carrying full faculty benefits. U.S. GLOBEC is a multidisciplinary research program designed to understand how climate change and variability influence the structure and dynamics of marine ecosystems and fishery production. The Coordinating Office for U.S. GLOBEC, which in turn oversees the functioning of the U.S. GLOBEC Scientific Steering Committee (SSC), is located at Rutgers University. We seek an Executive Scientist to work within this office. The successful candidate will be expected to engage in GLOBEC-related research in his/her field of interest. In addition, the Executive Scientist will work with the U.S. GLOBEC SSC Chair to administer SSC activities and initiatives. These will include bi-annual meetings of the SSC, as well as workshops, summary volumes, and other special projects as dictated by the SSC. The balance between these scholarly and administrative responsibilities will be consistent with the criteria for advancement within the academic ranks. Candidates shall have a Ph.D. in the marine sciences, ecology, applied mathematics, or a related field, and a minimum of two years postdoctoral experience. Prior expertise and ongoing research interests in coupled physical-ecosystem modeling and/or data assimilation are desirable. Demonstrable organizational, communication, and writing skills are required. Support is offered for one year, with renewal in subsequent years being contingent on performance. Faculty rank and salary will be commensurate with experience. Please send a resume, a statement of research interests, and the names of three references by 15 December 2004 to: Dr. J. Frederick Grassle, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, Institute of Marine and Coastal Sciences, 71 Dudley Road, New Brunswick, NJ 08901-8521. Questions concerning this position may be directed to: Dr. Dale Haidvogel, Chair, U.S. GLOBEC Scientific Steering Committee (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org). Posted: 10/22/04.
Marine Science Programs Coordinator: Oregon State University's Hatfield Marine Science Center (Newport, Oregon) is seeking applicants for a full-time Academic Programs Coordinator at the rank of Instructor. The duties and responsibilities of this position are to improve coordination of HMSC's educational programs with campus departments, faculty, visiting faculty, and other universities: develop and coordinate post-secondary educational activities; enhance student recruitment and retention and advise students; initiate new program areas, including distance education, professional education, and collaborative programs with other colleges and universities; coordinate internship programs and extend their reach; write proposals to fund infrastructure and innovative education programs; develop curricula and evaluative material; and teach in the area of specialty. A PhD in a marine-related science, and experience in college-level teaching and curriculum development are required. Applicants should have excellent communication skills and be computer literate. Starting salary will be $38k to $50k dependent upon qualifications. Application deadline: November 19, 2004. For more information, see the full job ad. Posted: 11/2/04.
Manager, Bodega Marine Reserve: The University of California, Davis Bodega Marine Laboratory seeks applications for a non-research staff position to administer and facilitate research and education on the Bodega Marine Reserve. The successful candidate is expected to have experience in: (1) land stewardship, (2) facilitating research, and (3) supervision and administration, in addition to other attributes (see detailed position ad). Extensive background in ecology or related field (Ph.D. level preferred) or equivalent experience. Expected earliest start date: May 15, 2005. Salary range $3,700 to $6,291 per month. For application information, telephone: 707-875-2211 or 530-752-1760, TDD 530-752-7140. Apply to: Bodega Marine Laboratory, P.O. Box 247, Bodega Bay, CA 94923 or online for Job # 2005-0103. Applications must be received by 5 p.m., March 11, 2005. Posted: 2/11/05.
Field Station Manager: The Sierra Nevada Research Institute (SNRI), a research unit of the University of California at Merced, is establishing a field research station in the Wawona region of Yosemite National Park (YNP). This position reports to the SNRI Director at UC Merced and is responsible for organizing and supervising the establishment and day-to-day activities at this station and in helping plan for a second station in Sequoia/Kings Canyon National Park. Requirements: a doctorate degree required in a complimentary field; ability to travel from Wawona to UC Merced and other field sites within California; skill to research and prepare executive level documents, reports, and summaries; outstanding oral and written communication skills, including the ability to write concise, accurate reports; analyze current database structures and develop changes to capture data in useful format for comprehensive reports; knowledge of facilities and space planning; ability to successfully interact with customers at all levels of academia and from diverse backgrounds; ability to prioritize a heavy workload and meet fluctuating demands; skilled with office machines/equipment, computer network and personal computers; proficient in MS Word, MS Excel, PowerPoint, database and email programs; UC experience preferred; willingness and ability to hike to field sites. Salary: Negotiable, based on the UC pay scale plus housing at SNRI station; university vehicle provided for use. To apply or for more information, see the full job description. Application Deadline: May 1, 2005. Posted: 3/28/05.
Program Coordinator, Ecosystem Management: The University of Georgia's Savannah River Ecology Laboratory is seeking a Program Coordinator to assist with integrating research results into ecosystem management practices. This position is based at Fort Benning, GA. Duties are 1) facilitate transfer of recommendations and outcomes from on-site ecosystem management research into Fort Benning's Integrated Natural Resources Management Plan (INRMP); 2) engage stakeholders in INRMP development; 3) ensure ecosystem management research link to INRMP implementation; 4) identify and prioritize promising outcomes of ecosystem management research and incorporate these into Fort Benning resource management plans and actions; and 5) develop and evaluate the effectiveness of a network of technical expertise for ecosystem management. This position will begin 1 July 2005. Initial funding is for 1 year, with potential for extension. A Ph.D. in some aspect of biology or ecology related to natural resource management and relevant experience are preferred. For more information, please contact Beverly Collins (email@example.com; ph: 803-725-8158). Apply online (under the heading "Positions outside the Athens area"). Deadline: 6/24/05. Posted: 6/2/05, revised: 6/9/05.
Coordinator, Ecosystem Science and Sustainability Initiative: Department of Fisheries, Wildlife and Conservation Biology, The University of Minnesota. The goal of the Initiative is to establish a University-wide program that brings together the presently dispersed talents and knowledge of faculty and students from the natural sciences, social sciences, and humanities around the challenge of finding realistic options to sustain both ecosystems and society. The Coordinator will have major responsibilities for the day-to-day operation of the Initiative and will work closely with the three co-leaders in developing and implementing all aspects of the program. The responsibilities of the Coordinator will include: coordinate communications among individuals and working groups within the program; manage the budget in consultation with the co-leaders; provide leadership and administrative assistance for curriculum development, course implementation, summer program development and implementation, and research projects; and assist in the development of grant proposals. Qualified candidates will have a Master's degree in a relevant field; Ph.D. preferred. Preferred candidates will have strong academic training and/or external experience in environmental science and/or policy; excellent written and oral communication skills; strong organizational and management skills; interest and/or experience in teaching environmental science/policy; ability to interact with faculty and students and coordinate teaching and research programs involving faculty from departments and colleges around the University. This is a two-year, 100% time position with a base salary of $42,500, although the time may be negotiable from 75%-100%. Continuation beyond two years is contingent on employee's job performance and funding availability. Expected start date: 2/1/05. Interested candidates should send cover letter, resume and contact information for three references to: Nancy Rothman, Associate Administrator, Department of Fisheries, Wildlife and Conservation Biology, 212 Hodson Hall, 1980 Folwell Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55108. Application review begins 1/15/05 but applications will be considered until the position is filled. Posted: 1/7/05.
Coordinator, Environmental Management Research: Department of Environmental Management, Pinellas County, Florida. Deadline: 1 May 2005. The Environmental Lands Division seeks a dynamic, enthusiastic, and experienced professional to develop and implement a long-term research and monitoring program for its four preserves and dozen management areas. Coordination also is required for research that involves lands in partnership with other organizations and departments. Duties include the establishment of research and monitoring programs; the collection and analysis of field data; the management of all data-bases; the supervision of employees, students, volunteers, and outside researchers; the acquisition and writing of research-based grants; oversight of a biological field station; and the writing and publishing of scientific results in appropriate venues. The coordinator also solicits and directs research studies conducted by non-staff personnel such as graduate students, interns, and contracted services. The coordinator exercises a great deal of independent judgment in a variety of work situations. Work is performed under the direct supervision of the Division Director and is reviewed through observation of results obtained, conferences, and periodic reports or evaluations. The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. (or M.S.) in a related area of study; professional experience in the natural, biological, or ecological sciences; and a solid track record for writing and acquiring research-related grants and for publishing popular and technical articles. Preference will be given to those with backgrounds in coastal, wetlands, uplands, fire, and/or restoration ecology. Salary commensurate with education and experience; full benefits. Contact: H. Bruce Rinker, Ph.D., Division Director, Pinellas County Environmental Lands Division, 3620 Fletch Haven Drive, Tarpon Springs, FL 34688. (727-453-6912, firstname.lastname@example.org). Posted: 4/8/05.
Coordinator for the Chesapeake Watershed Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Unit: The National Park Service (NPS), National Capital Region is seeking an experienced Coordinator for the Chesapeake Watershed Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Unit (CW-CESU). The CW-CESU is a consortium of nine universities and other partners who provide research, education and technical support for federal land managers. The NPS Coordinator focuses the resources of the CW-CESU on understanding, managing, and interpreting the natural and cultural resources of National Parks within the Chesapeake watershed. Through collaboration with CESU scientists and students and park superintendents and resource managers, the Coordinator assists in identifying and addressing NPS resource issues through the delivery of research, technical support and education. The Coordinator will interact with other Federal agency coordinators throughout the national CESU system. The position requires an advanced degree in a natural science and demonstrated expertise/leadership in research. Applicants should have demonstrated success in developing proposals and securing research funding. Strong experience in coordinating research at the university and federal levels is required. The applicant must have excellent communication and project management skills. The position is located at the University of Maryland, Center for Environmental Science-Appalachian Laboratory, Frostburg, MD, which is the Host University of the CW-CESU. Information on submitting applications can be obtained on USAJOBS and search for CESU or position # NPS-NCR-05-01. Further information may be obtained by contacting the Human Resources Division at 202-619-7234. Closing Date: December 17, 2004. Posted: 10/28/04.
Regional Conservation Scientist: Central/Western Massachusetts. Provides leadership, coordinates regional conservation science work, and ensures that Massachusetts Audubon Society's 30,000 acre wildlife sanctuary system is managed in a manner reflecting sound ecological practices. Specific responsibilities include: implement Mass Audubon conservation science priorities as part of Regional Scientist team, provide field-based feedback to the Division Vice President, serve as science advisor to the regional director, coordinate sanctuary ecological management activities through the annual planning process and implement ecological management projects as necessary, assist in identifying important regional conservation issues, and identify and obtain funding support. To apply, please view the full posting. Posted: 1/14/05, revised: 3/28/05.
Chief Conservation Officer: a senior level position that directs the Catalina Island Conservancy's efforts relating to ecological protection and restoration of the Island’s natural resources, as well as scientific research and monitoring. For details, see the full job ad. Posted: 10/25/04.
Botanical Garden Academic Director: Organization for Tropical Studies is seeking candidates for the position of Las Cruces and Wilson Botanical Garden Academic Director. Candidates for this position should have the ability to promote the academic activities of OTS at Las Cruces Biological Station and Wilson Botanical in Costa Rica by integrating research and education through service, mentoring, coordination, vision and leadership. This position reports to the Director of OTS in Costa Rica, located at the headquarters in San José. Specific Qualifications: • Ph.D. level professional in Horticulture, Botany or related area • At least 5 years of relevant professional experience in the management of Botanical Gardens and Horticultural Research • Fluency in English and at least a moderate ability in conversational Spanish • Proven ability in proposal writing • Appropriate administrative/management experience in a complex, ethnically diverse organization • Ability and willingness to live at the station or in the vicinity Major Duties and Responsibilities: • Seeking and promoting research projects that take advantage of the site, habitats and ecosystems with new ideas, technologies and potential for integration of research results • Maintain and improve living collections at the Garden • Maintain and improve collaborative relations with major Botanical Gardens abroad • Supporting educational groups and promoting exchange between research and education • Encouraging activities that promote good community relations • Representing Las Cruces/OTS at international forums and in collaborative research and educational programs • Assisting the Las Cruces Advisory Committee in its efforts to provide independent assessments and recommendations • Developing and implementing data management policies in accordance with international standards • Maintaining the records of research activities, including copies of publications and research products, and the geographically-referenced database of projects • Supervising the scientific and academic staff • Supervising the Administrator who oversees daily management of the station and implementation of the Operations Plan Application Deadline: May 30th, 2005. Applicants need to submit a full-blown resume; a 2-3 page essay on why your qualifications are well suited to this job; and the names, phone numbers, postal and e-mail addresses of three references who can speak to your suitability for this position. The completed application should be sent to email@example.com, San José, Costa Rica; telephone number 506/524-0607. Comfortable on-site housing is available. Individuals with research interests compatible with the station are encouraged to apply, in which case opportunities exist for receiving modest research support. Posted: 5/11/05.
Director of Ecosystem Management: Acts as a PhD restoration ecologist responsible for scientifically-informed restoration and management of new and existing natural areas projects and staff on and adjacent to the University of California Santa Barbara Campus. Closely interacts with faculty and students in the departments of Ecology, Evolution, and Marine Biology, Environmental Studies, and the Bren School to apply biological and other technical expertise for managing the local ecosystems. The Director of Ecosystem Management performs as direct manager of the North Bluff, Storke Wetlands and Campus Lagoon projects, but will also seek out and oversee new projects and associated project managers as they come online. The incumbent is responsible for writing grants to enhance and study these areas, develop master plans for the Natural Areas and sensitive habitats, and when appropriate, publishing results from these studies in scientific journals. He/she interacts with undergraduate student interns working within the natural areas, and contributes to the weekly restoration seminar. Lastly, the Director of Ecosystem Management interacts with the campus administration, regulatory agencies, and the local community. PhD in restoration ecology, ecology, conservation biology or appropriately related field. Experience in grant submission and demonstrates working familiarity with regulatory agencies. Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Ability to effectively work with a diverse group of individuals. The position pays up to 56K in salary. Although it is open till filled, we will begin to review applications April 11. For more information and to apply, visit http://hr.ucsb.edu/. Posted: 3/21/05.
Director of International Programs: American Bird Conservancy, an international bird conservation organization, has a new opening for a Director of International Programs to develop and direct bird conservation programs in Latin American and the Caribbean. The Director of International Programs leads ABC's efforts to conserve resident and migratory birds in Latin America and the Caribbean and to integrate these efforts with the ABC's domestic program. The Director manages ABC international programs and staff, and leads in developing ABC international projects and programs. The Director of International Programs works with ABC's Chief Conservation Officer and other conservation staff to develop an integrated conservation program and participates in issue selection and strategic planning as a part of ABC's Planning Team. S(he) works in close collaboration with the ABC's President and Chief Conservation Officer and other NGO leaders to set international bird conservation priorities that can be most effectively accomplished by ABC and partner organizations. S(he) ensures that ABC develops and maintains effective liaisons with resource management agencies and NGO leaders in Latin America and the Caribbean. The Director also plays a major role in finding and obtaining funding for international programs. The successful candidate will have an advanced degree in biological sciences or related field. At least five years experience in Latin American or Caribbean conservation is desirable. Fluency in English and Spanish is required. Send cover letter, resume, and three references by 10 March 2005 to: George E. Wallace, VP and Chief Conservation Officer, American Bird Conservancy, P.O. Box 249, The Plains, VA or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. No phone calls, please. Posted: 2/17/05.
Director, Upper Midwest Environmental Sciences Center: Advanced notice: The USGS is re-announcing the recruitment of the Center Director position at UMESC within the next month. The following announcement will be published in a number of scientific journals in February: The United States Geological Survey invites applications for Director of its Upper Midwest Environmental Sciences Center (UMESC), La Crosse, Wisconsin. The individual selected will be expected to lead a broad and diverse ecologically and biologically based science program within the US Geological Survey. The successful candidate will interact with numerous partner and client groups, represent the Center to USGS management, to other natural resource management agencies, and to the general public. The selectee is expected to guide the research efforts of the Center, develop and maintain meaningful partnerships with other public and non-governmental natural resource agencies, possess the ability to manage budgets, experience generating revenue, and support USGS and Department of Interior missions to lend information to assist in the management of fish and wildlife trust resources. Qualifications: The successful candidate will have a demonstrated record as a leader of diverse biological/ecological research projects in biology, ecology, or physical sciences; evidence of strong leadership and managerial skills; strong oral and written communication skills; and may possess a Ph.D or equivalent degree in a field relevant to the position. Applicants must be U.S. citizens. Salary/Benefits: Salary range is $96,970-$126,064 with possibility of recruitment bonus and relocation expenses. Generous benefit package includes health, life, and long term care insurance; retirement plan with matching contributions; pre-tax accounts for health and dependent care. How to apply: Position requirements and detailed application procedures are provided by accessing OARS. Posted: 1/28/05.
Director, Invasive Species Initiative: 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. For more information, see the full job ad. Deadline: October 22, 2004. Posted: 9/16/04.
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 email@example.com or fax to 561-741-0193. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Closing date: 8/15/04. Posted: 6/11/04, revised: 8/2/04.
Program Dean: The School for Field Studies seeks a dynamic, enthusiastic, and experienced professional to join our headquarters team. As Program Dean, you will be assessing, evaluating and managing the quality of our academic programs. Working with the directors and faculty at each of our international field centers, the Program Dean directs the implementation of our five year research plans, supports faculty in delivering the teaching and researching components of our programs, and disseminates program information to the entire organization, our affiliates and Boston University, our primary accrediting institution. If you have a Ph.D. in a related area of study and experience in university teaching, curriculum development, international community-based research, and field-based academic program support, please visit our website at www.fieldstudies.org to apply. The Jobs section of our website has more detailed information including the position description, qualifications, salary, and benefits. For more information about this position or about our organization, contact Angie Cline (978-741-3567 ext. 107). Posted: 11/8/04, revised: 2/11/05.
Coordinator of Advising and Curriculum Development: The Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Arizona is seeking candidates for a full time position to coordinate advising and curriculum development for our department. This is a year-to-year appointed position. The person will be expected to have an extensive background in ecology, evolution and general biology and will interface regularly with faculty regarding advising and curriculum development. Duties include regularly advising and counseling students on academic, curricular, career and personal issues, and developing recruitment, advising and orientation programs and materials. This person will have a strategic role, along with academic faculty, in improving and expanding our undergraduate program in all aspects, including curriculum-related issues. Additionally, this person will supervise the undergraduate and graduate advising staff and coordinate interactions with College of Science advising personnel. For more information or to apply, see www.uacareertrack.com (Job #31735). Posted: 12/2/04.
Ecology and Evolution (Teaching & Research): The Graduate Program in Biology at Texas State University announces a one-year Postdoctoral Fellowship/Lectureship. Our program offers unique training and research opportunities in the fields of ecology and evolutionary biology. Our research/lecture position provides recent Ph.D.s with an opportunity for independent research with a faculty sponsor as well as experience developing and teaching new courses. Teaching is anticipated to be an introductory majors biology course in Organismal Biology (Evolution and Ecology) for undergraduates and a non-majors biology course entitled Organisms, Evolution and Environment each semester. Preference is given to candidates identifying collaborative work with a faculty member of the department. This position is available starting fall 2005 and requires a year commitment. Salary is $34,578. To apply, email your curriculum vitae, three letters of reference, statements of research and teaching interests, and letter of interest to your potential faculty sponsor. Then have your faculty sponsor forward your application to Joe Koke (firstname.lastname@example.org). The department chair will select from the applicant pool. Review of applications is ongoing and will continue until a successful candidate is found. Posted: 6/13/05.
Lecturer, Ecology and Evolution: Columbia University invites applications for a one-year lecturer position in the Department of Ecology, Evolution and Environmental Biology. PhD required. Successful candidate will have a serious commitment and proven record in undergraduate teaching and advising, and will act as Director of Undergraduate and Post-baccalaureate Studies for 30-40 undergraduate majors and concentrators. Candidate will co-teach introductory course in ecology and evolution, upper-division conservation biology and participate in team-taught senior seminar. Two additional advanced courses in areas of organismal biology will be negotiated based on candidate's specific expertise. Appointment to begin July 2005, pending vacancy. Interested candidates should send CV, statement of teaching experience and interest, and three letters of reference to Chair, Department of E3B, Columbia University, 1200 Amsterdam Avenue, New York, NY 10027. Application review will begin March 18 and proceed until position is filled. Posted: 2/24/05.
Lecturer, Ecology/Population Biology: Lecturer, Senior Lecturer or Reader in Ecology/Population Biology. Salary: Lecturer: £32,620 - £36,714 Senior Lecturer: min. £40,118. We seek to appoint a permanent staff member who works in the broad area of ecology/population biology (ie including population, community or ecosystem issues using theoretical and/or experimental approaches) to work on plant, animal or microbial systems; and pure or applied problems. We are particularly interested in candidates who will bring new skills to the community of ecologists and population biologists at Silwood Park. The appointment will be within the Division of Biology, an RAE 5* department in the Faculty of Life Sciences. The Division includes the Ecology & Evolution Section and the NERC Centre for Population Biology, both of which are based at Imperial College's Silwood Park Campus where research is carried out on a wide range of topics in ecology, evolution and associated fields. A PhD in a relevant subject and a strong research publication record are essential. You will be expected to develop an independent and externally funded research programme, and to contribute to teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. The appointment level will depend on experience and we will consider candidates who seek part-time positions. For further information and application forms contact Mrs Diana Anderson at Division of Biology, Imperial College London, Silwood Park Campus, Ascot, Berks SL5 7PY (email@example.com). Closing date: 11 March 2005. Posted: 2/18/05.
Lecturer in Environmental Science: The University of Nevada, Reno, is seeking candidates for a full-time (nine-month appointment) lecturer in the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Science, in the College of Agriculture, Biotechnology and Natural Resources. This non-tenure faculty member will be responsible for teaching 9-12 units of course work per semester, including at least two sections of ENV 100, our general environmental science course for non-majors. Minimum qualifications include a Master's degree in a science discipline and/or an environmentally related discipline. Applicants who demonstrate a passion for teaching, and have previous teaching experience at the college level are preferred. For complete position announcement and requirements, contact Heidi McConnell, Search Coordinator, firstname.lastname@example.org , 775-784-4020 or view at http://jobs.unr.edu. Applications submitted by January 31, 2004 will receive full consideration. Position start date: July 01, 2005. Lecturer Search Committee, Attn: Heidi McConnell, Natural Resources & Environmental Science, University of Nevada, Reno MS 186, 1000 Valley Road, Reno, NV 89512. Posted: 1/13/05.
Lecturer, Environmental Studies: The Environmental Studies Institute at Santa Clara University invites applications for a full-time, three year lecturer position starting September 2005. This position will entail both academic year and summer assignments. We seek a dynamic teacher with a strong commitment to undergraduate education and an interest in coordinating and building campus and community programs related to the environment. Teaching responsibilities include Introduction to Environmental Science and upper division courses in Environmental Science or Studies. Opportunities to teach courses with an international component (e.g. Natural History of Baja, Sustainable Development in Costa Rica) also exist. The successful candidate will help develop and maintain our internship programs and will coordinate and build outreach, service, and research programs for the Institute, including the Ulistac Natural Area Restoration and Education Project. The Director of Environmental Campus and Community Programs is encouraged to apply for funding to pursue initiatives pertinent to their own special interests and talents. Ph.D. and teaching experience at the university level required. Applicants should submit (1) cover letter, (2) curriculum vitae, including relevant teaching experience, and (3) three letters of recommendation to: Dr. Michelle Marvier, Environmental Studies Institute, Santa Clara University, 500 El Camino Real, Santa Clara, CA 95053. The application deadline is February 1, 2005. Posted: 12/3/04.
Stable Isotope Analyst: The University of Alaska Anchorage Stable Isotope Laboratory seeks a suitably qualified laboratory research analyst. Our stable isotope laboratory is being initiated with a continuous flow mass spectrometer and three front-end devices for solid, liquid and gas analysis of C, H, O, N and S from plants, animals, soil, water and air. Duties will include overseeing operation of the instruments and laboratory including the setting up and operating the Thermo/Finnigan instruments. The incumbent will perform calibrations and data analysis, record-keeping and client support and training. Multidisciplinary research collaborations will be encouraged and individuals with mass spectrometer operation and stable isotope research in the life and earth sciences are desirable. Minimum qualifications include a PhD at the time of appointment in geochemistry, physiological plant ecology, biogeochemistry, biology or closely related field. Contact Jeff Welker at email@example.com regarding questions. Review Date: March 4, 2005. To apply, see the complete vacancy announcement. Posted: 2/21/05, revised: 2/28/05.
Stable Isotope Ecology: The University of Wyoming Stable Isotope Facility seeks a suitably qualified isotope ratio mass spectrometer scientist. Our isotope ecology laboratory is growing and will soon have one dual-inlet and 3 continuous flow isotope ratio mass spectrometers for analysis of C, H, O, N and S from plants, animals, soil, water and air. Duties will include overseeing operation of the lab and other personnel, setting up and operating two new Thermo/Finnigan instruments and associated inlet systems, maintaining source electronics and inlet systems, performing calibrations and data analysis, record-keeping and client support and training. Minimum qualifications include an MS in chemistry or equivalent experience, and at least 1 year of previous experience operating stable isotope ratio mass spectrometers. Preferred qualifications include a Ph.D. in chemistry or related field. Salary is dependent on experience and qualifications. Health insurance and retirement benefits are included. Applications should include a short CV, letter of interest, and names and contact information for three references. Send materials to: Dr. David G. Williams (firstname.lastname@example.org), Department of Renewable Resources, University of Wyoming, Laramie, WY, 82071. Posted: 10/21/04.
Stable Isotope Mass Spectrometry: Analytical Chemist and Laboratory Manager, Environmental Quality Analysis Laboratory (EQAL), Faculty of Science, University of Regina. The successful candidate will be responsible for day-to-day operations of EQAL and will have a mandate to conduct and fund independent and collaborative research. Research responsibilities include working with the Director of EQAL to develop scientific direction of the laboratory. In addition, the Manager can seek independent grants and contracts to conduct research in, and obtain equipment for, EQAL. Area of research is open, with preference for mass spectroscopic studies using stable isotopes. Management responsibilities include scheduling of operations, conducting analyses, maintaining equipment, methods development, and administering the EQAL budget. The Manager reports to the Dean of Science through the Director of EQAL. The core equipment of EQAL currently includes two Thermoquest (F-MAT) Delta-plus (XL) mass spectrometers for use in stable isotope ratio (C,H,N,O) measurements of organic and inorganic samples. Sample introduction methods for the mass spectrometers include: elemental analyzer, prolysis, gas chromatograph, micro gas interface and a membrane inlet. Additional laboratory equipment includes a Dionex BX-500 ion chromatography system, ORTEC gamma spectroscopy system, Hewlett Packard (HP) gas and liquid chromatography systems, HP photodiode array spectrophotometer, Shimadzu total organic carbon (TOC) analysis system, gamma spectroscopy system, PC-based data-analysis stations, and future analytical equipments. Applicants should hold a PhD or MSc in biological, chemical, environmental or geological sciences supplemented by research experience. Under exceptional circumstances, other candidates with substantial practical experience may be considered. Candidates should be thoroughly familiar with operation and maintenance of equipment referenced above and should have research experience with emphasis on mass spectrometry, especially use of stable isotopes. Candidates should be creative, work independently and have the ability to plan, analyze and organize multiple projects. The ability to coordinate the work of others and to communicate effectively with diverse experts and students is essential. Successful applicants will also receive advanced training on F-MAT instrumentation. Starting salary range $46,167-$50,856, subject to negotiations. Closing Date: 31 August 2004. Late applications may be considered for exceptional candidates. Complete applications will consist of a cover letter, CV, three scientific letters of reference and a statement of research interests. Electronic applications should be sent to the Director of EQAL, c/o Jill.Medby@uregina.ca. In addition, hard copies of applications and reprints should be forwarded to: Dr. Peter Leavitt, Director of EQAL, Department of Biology, University of Regina, 3737 Wascana Parkway, Regina, SK, Canada S4S 0A2. Futher Information: Contact Dr. Peter Leavitt, Department of Biology, University of Regina, Regina, SK, Canada, S4S 0A2 tel. 306 585 4253, fax 306 585 4894, email: Peter.Leavitt@uregina.ca. Posted: 7/6/04.
Visiting Instructor, Rangeland Plants: A one semester appointment (Spring 2006) is available to teach an undergraduate course in Rangeland Plant Communities at the University of Arizona, Tucson because the regular instructor will be on sabbatical leave. This is an excellent opportunity for someone with a recent PhD or a faculty on sabbatical. The course web page contains the syllabus and additional materials to learn more about the course content and organization. An experienced teaching assistant is available to assist with the labs, grading, and field trips. Classes begin 11 January 2006 and finals end 12 May 2006. Send a letter of in interest to Mitch McClaran (email@example.com). Posted: 6/7/05.
Visiting Instructor of Biology: Juniata College invites applications for the position of Visiting Instructor of Biology to teach during the 2005/2006 academic year. Ph.D. (in ecology, evolutionary biology, or related areas) is required and additional expertise in genetics plus teaching experience desirable. Successful candidate is expected to teach junior-level courses in General Ecology (with lab) and Organic Evolution, and participate in the freshman Biology course and the sophomore Genetics Laboratory. Please send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, three letters of reference, a one-page description of teaching philosophy, and additional supporting materials (e.g., syllabi, teaching evaluations, etc.) to: Gail Leiby Ulrich, Director of Human Resources, Juniata College, 1700 Moore Street, Box P, Huntingdon, PA 16652. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled. Posted: 4/15/05.
Organismic and Evolutionary Biology: Darwin Fellow. The Graduate Program in Organismic and Evolutionary Biology (OEB) at University of Massachusetts Amherst announces a two-year Postdoctoral Fellowship/Lectureship. The OEB Program draws together more than 80 faculty members from the five colleges (University of Massachusetts Amherst, Amherst College, Hampshire College, Mount Holyoke, and Smith College), offering unique training and research opportunities in the fields of ecology, organismic and evolutionary biology. Our research/lecture position provides recent Ph.D.s with an opportunity for independent research with an OEB faculty sponsor as well as experience developing and teaching a one-semester undergraduate biology course. Position subject to availability of funds. First year salary: $30,000. Second year salary: $32,000. Applicants in the area of collections-based research are particularly encouraged to apply. 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, Telephone: 413-545-0928, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Application review begins: April 15, 2005; start date: August 15, 2005. Posted: 4/1/05.
Conservation Biology Instructor: One semester teaching position (Fall 2005) - Wheaton College Department of Biology is seeking someone to teach a junior/senior level course in Conservation Biology (3 hrs lecture + 3 hrs lab/wk). Completion or near completion of Ph.D. required. Send CV, sample syllabus, and cover letter detailing teaching experience to Dr. Barbara Brennessel, Chair, Dept. of Biology, Wheaton College, Norton, MA 02766 or email@example.com. Deadline Feb 15 or until position is filled. Posted: 12/17/04.
Biology: Gustavus Adolphus College invites nominations and applications for a one-year position of Instructor or Assistant Professor in the Department of Biology to begin September 1, 2005. We seek candidates who have a Ph.D. in an appropriate discipline; ABD considered. Demonstrated teaching ability and a commitment to teaching and advising are considered valuable assets. Primary responsibilities include one section of an introductory biology course (3 lectures/wk and one 2-hour lab) and Conservation Biology a mid-level course (3 lectures/wk and one 3-hour lab/wk), during fall semester. Spring semester includes team teaching a mid-level Evolution, Ecology and Behavior course with one lab section (3 lectures/wk and one 3-hour lab/wk) and an upper level course in ecology (3 lectures /wk and one 3-hour lab/wk). An additional course will be taught during January Term, dependent on expertise and departmental needs. To apply, send letter of application stating qualifications, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, undergraduate and graduate transcripts (photocopies acceptable), and three letters from professional references to: Dr. William Heidcamp, Chair, Department of Biology, Gustavus Adolphus College, 800 West College Avenue, St. Peter, MN 56082-1498. Human Resources. For more details, contact Dr. William Heidcamp at 507-933-7325 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Review of applications will begin immediately, and continue until the position is filled. Posted: 11/18/04.
Astrobiology: The Planetary and Life Detection Section at JPL (Jet Propulsion Laboratory) in Pasadena, California, invites applications for newly created research positions in life detection science. We are searching specifically for applicants in two main areas; those interested in using either microbiology or planetology (or a combination of both) in life detection research. The microbiology may involve experimental microbiology, environmental microbiology, microbial ecology, geomicrobiology or microbial physiology. The planetology could include planetary geology, planetary chemistry or Mars science. Applicants are being sought with a well-established record in one or more of the areas outlined above. Successful candidates will be expected to establish strong research programs both in their individual areas of interest and in cross-disciplinary collaborations; they will welcome the challenge, excitement and fun of working with scientists in other disciplines. Internal funds for startup costs and salary support are available for up to three years, during which time the successful candidates are expected to develop an externally funded research program. Opportunities also exist for participation in ongoing and future space missions. Requirements include a Ph.D. in Chemistry, Physics, Biology, Microbiology, Geology, Geochemistry, Planetary or Earth Science, or a related discipline, with 10 years experience carrying out independent research. Applications should be received by September 30, 2004. Candidates should submit a resume or curriculum vitae, and complete contact information of five professional references to Glenn E. Kubat, Employment Manager: Glenn.E.Kubat@jpl.nasa.gov. Posted: 7/19/04.
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