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Stream Hydrology and Biogeochemistry Yale University  
6/30/11
6/30/11
Research Scientist in Stable Isotope Analysis Texas A&M University  
6/15/11
6/15/11
Plant Functional Traits/Ecology USFS Institute of Pacific Islands Forestry 6/15/11 5/24/11
Ecosystem Model-Data Synthesis and Forecasting University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign  
5/2/11
5/2/11
Lecturer - Program on the Global Environment University of Chicago 4/30/11 3/21/11
Genetics of Ecophysiological Response to Drought (2 positions) University of Wyoming 4/15/11 4/5/11

All Positions
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Title Location Review Posted
Mathematical Biology University of Tennessee 9/1/11 6/21/11
Sea-level Rise, Conservation Biology, Spatial Modeling University of Central Florida 9/1/11 6/13/11
Ecosystem Ecology Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences 8/10/11 6/21/11
Soil Invertebrate Ecologist Landcare Research (New Zealand) 7/31/11 6/13/11
Geography/Environmental Studies Teaching Rowan University 7/25/11 6/29/11
Ecology/Biodiversity University of New Mexico 7/25/11 6/24/11
Grassland Community and Invasion Ecology (position filled) University of Guelph (Canada) 7/20/11 4/11/11
Hydrologic Modeling and Climate Change Saint Louis University 7/15/11 6/29/11
Soil Carbon Dynamics in Shrub Encroached Drylands New Mexico State University 7/15/11 6/17/11
Senior Lecturer in Wildlife Science Penn State University 7/8/11 6/21/11
Environmental Microbiology University of Sydney (Australia) 7/6/11 6/13/11
Wildlife Population Ecology University of Idaho 7/5/11 6/13/11
GIS and Data Management Pacific Island Climate Change Cooperative 7/1/11 6/27/11
Land Use, Biofuels, and Global Biogeochemistry Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (Germany) 7/1/11 6/27/11
Food Web Functioning in Agroecosystems CIRAD (France/Benin) 7/1/11 6/13/11
Terrestrial Paleoenvironment and Biogeochemistry Kansas State University 7/1/11 6/13/11
Plankton Predator-Prey Interactions University of Rhode Island 7/1/11 5/31/11
Biogeochemistry University of Nebraska-Lincoln 7/1/11 5/18/11
Stream Hydrology and Biogeochemistry Yale University  
6/30/11
6/30/11
Vector Behavior and Pathogen Transmission University of California Riverside  
6/30/11
6/30/11
Executive Director North American Association for Environmental Education 6/30/11 6/13/11
Micrometeorologist/Biometeorologist Oregon State University 6/30/11 6/2/11
Visiting Instructor in GIS (2 positions) University of South Florida 6/30/11 5/24/11
Remote Sensing and Ecosystem Structure/Function Carnegie Institution for Science/USFS 6/30/11 5/18/11
Director of Sustainable Living & Environmental Studies Georgia Perimeter College  
6/29/11
6/29/11
Instructor, Geological and Environmental Sciences Youngstown State University  
6/29/11
6/29/11
Director, Northwest Climate Science Center USGS 6/29/11 6/17/11
Food Security, Rural Livelihoods and Biodiversity Conservation in Brazil Washington State University  
6/27/11
6/27/11
Landscape Genetics, Biofuels, Ecophysiology University of Texas at Austin  
6/27/11
6/27/11
Marine Biodiversity Research Team Leader Australian Institute of Marine Science 6/27/11 5/31/11
Behavioural Ecology and Fishery Management Carleton University (Canada)  
6/24/11
6/24/11
Ecoinformatics Staff Scientist National Ecological Observatory Network  
6/24/11
6/24/11
Science Application and Delivery Specialist USFS Rocky Mountain Research Station 6/24/11 6/16/11
Wildlife Population Ecology Cornell University 6/24/11 6/13/11
Scientific Coordinator, Systems Biology Duke University  
6/22/11
6/22/11
Climate Research (4 positions) Southwest Climate Science Center  
6/21/11
6/21/11
Soil Ecology & Soil Microbial Ecology Netherlands Institute of Ecology/Wageningen University 6/21/11 6/14/11
Watershed Hydrology/Ecology University of Nebraska-Lincoln  
6/20/11
6/20/11
Ecosystem Modeling University of New Hampshire 6/20/11 6/13/11
Insect Ecology Technische Universität München (Germany) 6/20/11 5/31/11
Molecular Biology Teaching Fellow University of Colorado, Boulder  
6/16/11
6/16/11
Program Directors, Antarctic Sciences National Science Foundation 6/16/11 5/24/11
Research Scientist in Stable Isotope Analysis Texas A&M University  
6/15/11
6/15/11
Arabidopsis Phenotyping College of Charleston  
6/15/11
6/15/11
Environmental Science Instructor University of Wisconsin-Stout 6/15/11 5/31/11
Plant Functional Traits/Ecology USFS Institute of Pacific Islands Forestry 6/15/11 5/24/11
Hydrologic Modeling (2 positions) Washington State University and UC-Santa Barbara 6/15/11 5/20/11
Environmental Genomics University of Cincinnati  
6/14/11
6/14/11
Landscape Ecologist University of Alaska Anchorage  
6/13/11
6/13/11
Global Ecology Joint Global Change Research Institute  
6/13/11
6/13/11
Landscape Analysis of Watersheds and Estuaries Smithsonian Environmental Research Center 6/13/11 5/17/11
Collections Manager Fort Hays State University 6/11/11 5/20/11
Biology Teaching Mount Allison University (Canada) 6/10/11 6/3/11
Deputy Associate Director, Climate and Land Use Change U.S. Geological Survey 6/10/11 5/31/11
Quantitative Ecologist National Park Service 6/10/11 5/17/11
Lecturer, Savanna Ecology Kruger National Park (South Africa) 6/9/11 6/1/11
Forest Ecologist The Nature Conservancy 6/5/11 5/18/11
Animal Reproductive Behavior/Physiology University of Chicago  
6/1/11
6/1/11
Education Director Fort Hays State University 6/1/11 5/20/11
Mosquito Ecology University of Southern Mississippi 6/1/11 5/13/11
Animal Reproductive Physiology Memphis Zoo 6/1/11 4/13/11
Urbanization and Mosquito Ecology Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies 6/1/11 1/25/11
Microbial Phylogenetic Ecology and Computational Genomics University of Oregon 5/31/11 5/4/11
Evolutionary Ecology of Polyphenic Salamanders Murray State University 5/30/11 5/13/11
Quantitative Wetland/Aquatic Ecologist University of Maryland 5/30/11 5/4/11
Modeling/Analysis of Phenological Data Harvard University 5/28/11 5/10/11
Global Change Ecology, IPCC Carnegie Institution for Science 5/27/11 5/2/11
Aquatic Ecology/Limnology Murray State University  
5/24/11
5/24/11
Wildlife and Climate Change Education and Outreach University of Wisconsin-Madison 5/23/11 5/3/11
Bird Response to Climate Change Ohio State University  
5/20/11
5/20/11
Aquatic Ecology Simon Fraser University (Canada) 5/20/11 5/4/11
Theoretical Ecology and Evolution University of Oregon 5/20/11 4/18/11
Tropical Forest Ecology Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute/University of Minnesota 5/20/11 4/14/11
Rare Plant Ecologist Alberta Innovates – Technology Futures (Canada)  
5/19/11
5/19/11
Molecular Population Genetics/Ecology of Marine Fishes Texas A&M University  
5/19/11
5/19/11
Forest Carbon Dynamics University of Florida  
5/19/11
5/19/11
Algal-Herbivore-Coral Interactions Florida International University/NOAA  
5/18/11
5/18/11
Climate Change and Forest Insect Outbreak Dynamics Dartmouth College  
5/18/11
5/18/11
Ecologist Kenai National Wildlife Refuge 5/17/11 5/4/11
Entomology University of Maryland 5/16/11 5/10/11
Data Curation Specialist/Metadata Librarian Cornell University 5/16/11 4/18/11
Plant Community Ecology (2 positions) Michigan State University 5/15/11 5/3/11
Global Plant Trait Diversity University of Minnesota/Max-Planck Institute for Biogeochemistry 5/15/11 4/18/11
Ecology of Invasive Species in the Arid SW Rutgers University  
5/12/11
5/12/11
Arctic Landscape Carbon, Water, and Energy Balance Marine Biological Laboratory  
5/11/11
5/11/11
Ecology Education Research Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies  
5/10/11
5/10/11
Director of Conservation Education Huyck Preserve and Biological Research Station 5/10/11 5/3/11
Modeling Coastal Nutrient Loading Washington State University Vancouver  
5/5/11
5/5/11
Biogeochemistry - Soil Organic Matter Research University of Pennsylvania  
5/5/11
5/5/11
Forest Carbon and Succession Dynamics Purdue University  
5/5/11
5/5/11
Quantitative Plant Ecologist U.S. Forest Service  
5/4/11
5/4/11
Dendroecology University of Missouri  
5/4/11
5/4/11
Vector Ecology University of Florida  
5/3/11
5/3/11
Ecosystem Model-Data Synthesis and Forecasting University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign  
5/2/11
5/2/11
Senior Research Positions Institució Catalana de Recerca i Estudis Avançats (Spain) 5/2/11 4/8/11
Environmental Conservation Instructor Finger Lakes Community College 5/2/11 4/5/11
Remote Sensing of Lake Tahoe's Nearshore University of California Davis 5/1/11 4/12/11
Modeling Boreal Ecosystem Dynamics University of Alaska Fairbanks 5/1/11 3/17/11
Aquatic Ecology and Biogeochemistry Trent University (Canada) 4/30/11 4/19/11
Ecosystem Services of Roots Centre d'Ecologie Fonctionnelle et Evolutive (France) 4/30/11 3/31/11
Biostatistics, Mathematical Ecology, or Evolutionary Demography Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research (Germany) 4/30/11 3/29/11
Lecturer - Program on the Global Environment University of Chicago 4/30/11 3/21/11
Faculty in Biological Sciences (2 positions) Northern Essex Community College 4/29/11 4/19/11
Environmental Science Jagiellonian University (Poland) 4/29/11 3/17/11
Senior Coastal Resource Manager University of Rhode Island 4/27/11 4/11/11
Impacts of Forest Biomass Harvesting Alabama A&M University 4/23/11 3/29/11
Hydrology Senior Software Engineer/Architect Consortium of Universities for the Advancement of Hydrologic Science, Inc.  
4/21/11
4/21/11
Biology Teaching and Research Murray State University 4/20/11 4/4/11
Trait/Phylogeny-based Theoretical Forest Community Ecology University of Arizona  
4/19/11
4/19/11
Effects of Coastal Hypoxia on Fish/Fisheries NOAA Southeast Fisheries Science Center  
4/18/11
4/18/11
Senior Disease Ecologist EcoHealth Alliance  
4/18/11
4/18/11
Landscape/Movement Ecology University of Washington  
4/18/11
4/18/11
Research Coordinator, Lake Superior National Estuarine Research Reserve University of Wisconsin-Superior 4/18/11 3/23/11
Isotope Ecology and Biogeochemistry University of Wyoming 4/15/11 4/11/11
Genetics of Ecophysiological Response to Drought (2 positions) University of Wyoming 4/15/11 4/5/11
Tundra in a Warming Climate (3-5 positions) Nordic Centre of Excellence Tundra (Finland, Norway, or Sweden) 4/15/11 3/29/11
Forest Soils University of Maine 4/15/11 3/21/11
Managing Director, Global Freshwater Team The Nature Conservancy 4/15/11 3/17/11
Science Teaching Fellow University of Colorado 4/15/11 3/17/11
Ecology and Evolution of Parasite-Host Interactions University of South Florida 4/15/11 2/21/11
Wildlife Disease Ecology and Management University of Saskatchewan (Canada)  
4/12/11
4/12/11
Forest Ecosystem Modelling Central South University of Forestry and Technology (China)  
4/12/11
4/12/11
Resident Lecturer in Environmental Policy and Socio-Economic Values School for Field Studies (Australia)  
4/8/11
4/8/11
Fish Migrations/Barriers University of Wisconsin 4/8/11 3/25/11
Research Entomologist USDA Agricultural Research Service 4/8/11 3/18/11
Ecosystem Services of Roots CIRAD (France) 4/7/11 3/31/11
Microbial/Viral Ecology College of William and Mary 4/7/11 2/18/11
Biodiversity Assessment/Climate Change University of Missouri  
4/6/11
4/6/11
Coordinator, Aquatic Invasive Species Program University of California Davis  
4/5/11
4/5/11
Global Change and Plant Communities/Ecosystem Processes University of Minnesota  
4/4/11
4/4/11
Lecturer in Ecology and Evolution New Jersey Institute of Technology  
4/4/11
4/4/11
Coordinator, Sustainability Education Programs Dickinson College 4/4/11 3/24/11
PaleoEcological Data Synthesis and Statistics (3 positions) University of Wisconsin/Notre Dame 4/4/11 3/17/11
Mechanistic Niche Modeling and Climate Change Impacts Arizona State University  
4/1/11
4/1/11
Resident Professor Organization for Tropical Studies (Costa Rica) 4/1/11 3/18/11
Wetlands Ecology/Biogeochemistry Indiana University 4/1/11 1/12/11
Forests, Fire, and Carbon Sequestration University of California, Berkeley  
3/31/11
3/31/11
Climate Change and Bird Distribution Modeler National Audubon Society 3/31/11 3/4/11
Terrestrial Biogeochemistry University of Georgia 3/31/11 2/23/11
Switchgrass Gene Flow University of Tennessee, Knoxville  
3/30/11
3/30/11
Program Directors, Evolutionary Processes and Population Community Ecology National Science Foundation 3/30/11 2/21/11
Landscape/Forest Ecology or Geography Plymouth State University  
3/29/11
3/29/11
Resident Lecturer in Marine Ecology and Mammology School for Field Studies  
3/29/11
3/29/11
Ecological Physiology of Insects University of Arizona  
3/29/11
3/29/11
Animal Acoustic Signals Cornell University  
3/23/11
3/23/11
Ecological Monitoring National Park Service 3/23/11 3/17/11
Research Ecologist U.S. EPA Gulf Ecology Division 3/23/11 3/2/11
Ecosystem Services and Biofuels Lincoln University (New Zealand)  
3/21/11
3/21/11
Seedling Pathogens and Forest Dynamics Duke University 3/21/11 2/23/11
Mathematics of Biological Networks Case Western Reserve University 3/21/11 2/18/11
Ecophysiology of plant responses to fire North Carolina State University  
3/18/11
3/18/11
Fire Ecology Duke University  
3/18/11
3/18/11
Sustainability of Woody Biomass Removal University of Wisconsin  
3/18/11
3/18/11
Associate Director, Wilderness Institute University of Montana  
3/18/11
3/18/11
Supervisory Biologist/Ecologis US EPA Gulf Ecology Division 3/18/11 3/1/11
Forest Ecology Purdue University 3/18/11 2/24/11
Rangeland Wildflowers and Pollinating Insects USDA ARS  
3/17/11
3/17/11
Soil Carbon Dynamics in Rangeland Ecosystems University of California Berkeley  
3/17/11
3/17/11
Ecosystem Modeling of Pre-Settlement Forests University of Illinois  
3/17/11
3/17/11
Invasive Species Phylogeography University of Georgia  
3/17/11
3/17/11
Conservation Ecology/Fish Physiology University of Illinois  
3/16/11
3/16/11
Emission, Flux, and Transport of Trace Gases Cornell University 3/15/11 3/1/11
Fisheries Vulnerability and Adaptation to Climate Change University of Rhode Island 3/15/11 3/1/11
Invasion Ecology, Freshwater Fish Umeå University (Sweden) 3/15/11 2/22/11
Biogeochemistry University of Sydney (Australia) 3/15/11 2/21/11
Disease Ecology and EcoPhysiology Virginia Tech 3/15/11 1/28/11
Botany Instructor Spokane Falls Community College 3/14/11 2/23/11
Coordinator, Global Forest Observation Initiative Group on Earth Observations Secretariat (Switzerland) 3/8/11 2/23/11
Macroecology, quantitative ecology, and ecoinformatics Utah State University 3/7/11 2/23/11
Landscape Genetics University of Queensland (Australia) 3/4/11 2/22/11
Marine & Estuarine Ecology (2 positions) Smithsonian Environmental Research Center 3/4/11 2/21/11
Arthropod Population Dynamics University of California, Berkeley 3/4/11 2/18/11
Plant Species Interactions and Climate Change Utah State University 3/4/11 2/3/11
Design of Multi-Use Biofuel Feedstock Production Landscapes University of California, Berkeley 3/4/11 2/1/11
Darwin Fellowship University of Massachusetts Amherst 3/4/11 1/27/11
Aquatic Ecosystem and Watershed Modeling University of Michigan  
3/1/11
3/1/11
Director, Sequestration Program Richland Community College  
3/1/11
3/1/11
Plant Molecular Ecology Stetson University 3/1/11 2/17/11
Ecohydrology – Plant Water Use Duke University 3/1/11 1/27/11
Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services Wake Forest University 3/1/11 1/27/11
Savanna Ecology Carnegie Institution for Science 3/1/11 1/5/11
Environmental Science Brown University 3/1/11 12/7/10
Mathematical Modelling of Viral Evolution University of New South Wales (Australia) 3/1/11 12/1/10
Senior Engineer, Elevated CO2 Experiment University of Western Sydney (Australia) 2/28/11 2/16/11
Deputy Education Director Organization for Tropical Studies (Costa Rica) 2/28/11 2/2/11
Microbial Ecology USDA-ARS, Montana 2/28/11 2/1/11
Forest Carbon Dynamics USFS Rocky Mountain Research Station 2/28/11 12/22/10
Terrestrial Ecologist Saskatchewan Ministry of Environment (Canada) 2/26/11 2/18/11
Conservation Scientist/Rapid Inventories Manager The Field Museum  
2/24/11
2/24/11
Greenhouse Gas Fluxes in Agroecosystems and Grasslands Iowa State University  
2/22/11
2/22/11
Elevated CO2, Plant Nitrogen and Hydraulics University of Illinois at Chicago  
2/22/11
2/22/11
Vulnerability of Pacific Northwest Species and Ecosystems to Climate Change Oregon State University  
2/22/11
2/22/11
Biogeochemist National Ecological Observatory Network  
2/21/11
2/21/11
Stream Ecology Ball State University  
2/21/11
2/21/11
Landscape Ecology, Birds Cornell University  
2/21/11
2/21/11
Surface-Atmosphere Exchange of Energy, Water, and Trace Gases Montana State University 2/21/11 2/18/11
Science Director BioDiversity Research Institute  
2/18/11
2/18/11
Wolf Population Viability Analysis Trent University (Canada)  
2/18/11
2/18/11
Lynx Population Dynamics Trent University (Canada)  
2/18/11
2/18/11
Duck Population/Landscape Ecology Trent University (Canada)  
2/18/11
2/18/11
Field Director, North America Climate Change Field Center Earthwatch Institute  
2/18/11
2/18/11
Spatial Ecology of Marine Fish University of California, Santa Cruz  
2/18/11
2/18/11
Plant Water Relations University of New Hampshire  
2/17/11
2/17/11
Organismal Biology Villanova University  
2/17/11
2/17/11
Ecosystem Services Modelling (2 positions) Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research - UFZ (Germany)  
2/17/11
2/17/11
Soil Hydrology Penn State University  
2/16/11
2/16/11
Bioinformatics and Transposon Biology in Rice University of California, Riverside 2/15/11 1/28/11
Bioinformatics and Fungal Metagenomics University of California, Riverside 2/15/11 1/28/11
Community Ecology of Yeasts Stanford University 2/15/11 1/24/11
Ectomycorrhizal Ecology Lewis and Clark College 2/15/11 1/24/11
Ecology and Biogeochemistry of Biofuel Production University of Illinois and Energy Biosciences Institute 2/15/11 1/18/11
Biology Teaching Canisius College 2/15/11 1/6/11
Soil Biogeochemistry USDA Forest Service/Lawrence Livermore NL 2/15/11 12/17/10
Stream Restoration Ecology Umeå University (Sweden) 2/14/11 1/27/11
Ecophysiology, Ecological Modelling, and Genomics (8 positions) Doñana Biological Station (Spain) 2/14/11 1/24/11
Mendel Science Experience Post-doctoral Fellow Villanova University 2/14/11 1/20/11
Regional Climate Science Center Leaders U.S. Geological Survey 2/11/11 1/24/11
Conservation Hotspots for Global Freshwater Biodiversity University of Wisconsin 2/7/11 1/27/11
Monitoring Coordinator University of Montana 2/7/11 1/20/11
Landscape Ecology - Water Quality Modeling USEPA NRMRL  
2/4/11
2/4/11
Soil Biogeochemistry University of New Hampshire 2/3/11 1/19/11
Geospatial Modelling of Forests and Watersheds Michigan Technological University  
2/2/11
2/2/11
Botanist USDA Forest Service 2/2/11 1/7/11
Education and Operations Coordinator Mountain Studies Institute  
2/1/11
2/1/11
Research Director Mountain Studies Institute  
2/1/11
2/1/11
Forest Carbon Dynamics University of Minnesota/USFS  
2/1/11
2/1/11
Urban Stream Restoration US Environmental Protection Agency 2/1/11 1/13/11
Aquatic Ecological Modeling (2 positions) Ohio State University 2/1/11 1/12/11
Earth Systems Modeling Washington State University 2/1/11 1/7/11
Terrestrial Ecological Modeler Desert Research Institute 2/1/11 1/6/11
Plant Physiologist Desert Botanical Garden 2/1/11 1/6/11
Ecology ETH Zurich (Switzerland) 2/1/11 12/17/10
Ecology and Evolutionary Biology University of Toronto (Canada) 2/1/11 12/7/10
Urban Biogeochemistry University of California, Santa Barbara 1/31/11 1/18/11
Ecology Arizona State University 1/31/11 1/14/11
Genomics and Physiology of Thermotolerance Adaptation (2 positions) Kansas State University and University of Florida 1/31/11 1/12/11
Lecturer in Biological Sciences Auburn University 1/31/11 1/12/11
Terrestrial Biogeochemistry University of California Los Angeles 1/31/11 1/4/11
Terrestrial Biogeochemistry University Paris 6 (France) 1/31/11 1/4/11
Vole Health and Population Dynamics Finnish Forest Research Institute (Finland) 1/31/11 1/4/11
Coordinator, Field Tropical Biology Organization for Tropical Studies (Costa Rica) 1/31/11 12/10/10
Stream Biodiversity Project Manager Colorado State University 1/31/11 12/7/10
Marine Conservation and Policy World Wildlife Fund 1/31/11 11/16/10
Plant Physiological Ecology Los Alamos National Laboratory  
1/28/11
1/28/11
Arctic Plant Ecophysiology University of Alabama  
1/27/11
1/27/11
Hydrologic Modeling, Watershed Biogeochemistry, Climate Change Michigan State University 1/27/11 1/21/11
Wildlife Biologist US Fish and Wildlife Service 1/25/11 1/13/11
Plant Ecology University of Tübingen (Germany) 1/25/11 11/29/10
Plant Disease Ecology Michigan State University  
1/21/11
1/21/11
Community/Behavioral/Evolutionary Ecology Texas Tech University  
1/21/11
1/21/11
Ecosystem Services/Environmental Economics University of Minnesota 1/21/11 1/5/11
Global Change Ecology Carnegie Institution for Science 1/21/11 1/5/11
Quantitative Historical Ecology University of Queensland (Australia) 1/21/11 11/24/10
Population Biology University of California Davis 1/20/11 12/9/10
Integrative Biology University of Texas at Austin 1/17/11 12/1/10
Macroecology, Biodiversity, and Geo-Informatics (2-3 positions) Yale University 1/16/11 12/21/10
Program Coordinator, Sustainable Ecosystem Management University of California, Irvine 1/15/11 12/17/10
Ecology of Bioenergy Crops University of Illinois 1/15/11 12/8/10
Plant Ecologist/Restoration Ecologist USDA-Agricultural Research Service 1/15/11 12/3/10
Soil Ecology Colorado State University 1/15/11 12/1/10
Tropical Ecology Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (Panama) 1/15/11 11/15/10
Environmental Research Fellows Smithsonian Environmental Research Center 1/15/11 11/12/10
Climate Change and Forest Insects University of Wisconsin-Madison 1/15/11 11/5/10
Environmental Fellows Program Harvard University 1/14/11 8/19/10
Plant Physiology/Landscape Ecology University of Southern Mississippi  
1/12/11
1/12/11
Social Science and Climate Change University of Montana  
1/12/11
1/12/11
Executive Coordinator, Bay Area Ecosystems Climate Change Consortium California Coastal Conservancy 1/11/11 12/21/10
Ecosystem Ecology Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences 1/10/11 1/4/11
Global Change Johns Hopkins University 1/10/11 12/22/10
Earth and Planetary Sciences Johns Hopkins University 1/10/11 12/22/10
Applied Conservation Science San Diego State University 1/10/11 12/17/10
Water/Land Use and Climate Change University of Wisconsin-Madison 1/10/11 12/14/10
Ecological, Physiological, and Genetic Mechanisms of Adaptation in Arabidopsis (5 positions) Michigan State University, Colorado State University, University of Colorado, and Uppsala University 1/10/11 12/3/10
Energy/Urbanization Impacts on Water US EPA National Center for Environmental Assessment 1/7/11 12/17/10
Energy and the Environment (2 positions) US EPA National Center for Environmental Assessment 1/7/11 12/17/10
Biological Complexity North Carolina State University  
1/6/11
1/6/11
Plant Hydraulics University of Utah  
1/6/11
1/6/11
Genetics of Aging in Drosophila University of Georgia 1/5/11 12/20/10
Biodiversity University of British Columbia 1/5/11 10/11/10
Soil Carbon Cycling/Modeling Oak Ridge National Laboratory  
1/4/11
1/4/11
Photosynthesis & Solar Energy Utilization University of California, Santa Cruz  
1/4/11
1/4/11
Bioenergy Sustainability University of Minnesota  
1/4/11
1/4/11
Plant Physiological Ecology/Biometeorology University of New Mexico 1/1/11 12/1/10
Soil Ecology North Carolina State University 1/1/11 12/1/10
Environmental Impacts of Biofuel Production University of California at Riverside 1/1/11 11/23/10
Dispersal Behavior of Plants and Insects University of Washington 12/31/10 12/13/10
Satellite Imagery/Changes in Forest Ecosystems Woods Hole Research Center 12/31/10 11/2/10
Hydroecology U.S. Geological Survey 12/30/10 11/22/10
N Fixation in Pacific Northwest Forests U.S. Geological Survey 12/30/10 11/4/10
Modelling Climate Change Effects on Trout U.S. Geological Survey 12/30/10 9/27/10
Fish Population Ecology and Microchemistry University of Wisconsin 12/26/10 12/17/10
C++ Modeling of Disease Epidemiology/Evolution North Carolina State University  
12/23/10
12/23/10
Carbon Balance on Public Lands University of Colorado at Boulder  
12/22/10
12/22/10
Landscape Ecology NOAA National Marine Fisheries Service 12/22/10 11/30/10
Ecological Remote Sensing South Dakota State University 12/21/10 12/13/10
Boreal Forest Soil Biomarker Geochemistry Memorial University (Canada) 12/21/10 11/23/10
Molecular Mycorrhizal Ecology University of Tartu (Estonia) 12/20/10 11/23/10
Plant/Soil Ecology & Climate Change in Mongolia University of Pennsylvania 12/20/10 11/22/10
Ecohydrology University of Arizona 12/18/10 11/8/10
Forest Ecologist The Nature Conservancy 12/17/10 11/29/10
Forest Ecologist/Program Coordinator U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 12/16/10 12/2/10
Forest Dynamics/Carbon Cycle/Climate Change University of Florida 12/15/10 12/7/10
Urban Biogeochemistry and Hydrology University of Minnesota 12/15/10 11/23/10
Land Use Effects on Estuarine Fish and Food Webs Smithsonian Environmental Research Center 12/15/10 11/22/10
Climate Change and Plant Distributions Missouri Botanical Garden 12/15/10 11/15/10
Population/Community/Evolutionary Dynamics University of Calgary (Canada) 12/15/10 11/12/10
Vulnerability of Permafrost Carbon University of Florida 12/15/10 10/27/10
Vulnerability of Boreal Forest to Threshold Change University of Florida 12/15/10 10/27/10
Plant Ecophysiology University of California, Santa Cruz 12/15/10 9/8/10
Resident Lecturer in Environmental Policy and Socio-Economic Values School for Field Studies (Turks & Caicos Islands)  
12/14/10
12/14/10
Modeling Climate Change Scenarios North Carolina State University/USFS IITF (Puerto Rico)  
12/10/10
12/10/10
Pollination Ecology Cornell University  
12/10/10
12/10/10
Microbial Ecology/Genomics/Stoichiometry Arizona State University 12/7/10 11/3/10
Plant Responses to Climate USFS Pacific Northwest Research Station  
12/6/10
12/6/10
Landscape Ecology Purdue University  
12/6/10
12/6/10
Environmental Physiologist, Congo Cirad (France)  
12/6/10
12/6/10
Wildlife Ecology USDA Forest Service Rocky Mountain Research Station  
12/3/10
12/3/10
Sustainable Agriculture, Land Conservation, or Social Forestry University of the South 12/3/10 11/29/10
Spatial Population Modeler US EPA 12/3/10 11/23/10
Terrestrial Ecosystems Exposure Analyst US EPA 12/3/10 11/22/10
Forest Productivity and Climate Variability University of Minnesota/USFS  
12/1/10
12/1/10
Rewilding with Large Wild Herbivores Aarhus University (Denmark) 12/1/10 11/19/10
Ecology of Algal Biofuel Production University of California-San Diego 12/1/10 11/15/10
Indoor Air Microbial Ecology and Indoor Air Quality (3 positions) University of California, Berkeley 12/1/10 11/15/10
Infectious Disease Modeling University of Tennessee-Knoxville 12/1/10 11/15/10
STREON Scientist National Ecological Observatory Network 12/1/10 11/15/10
Program Director, Systematic Biology and Biodiversity Inventories National Science Foundation 12/1/10 11/12/10
Conservation Biology, Butterflies North Carolina State University 12/1/10 11/12/10
Tropical Insect Community Ecology City College of New York 12/1/10 11/12/10
Sustainable Ecosystem Management (2 positions) University of California, Berkeley 12/1/10 11/2/10
Fish Ecology University of Southern Mississippi 12/1/10 10/12/10
Sustainability Science Harvard University 12/1/10 9/29/10
Plant Ecology University of Konstanz (Germany) 11/30/10 11/16/10
Insect Ecology Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena (Germany) 11/30/10 11/16/10
Branch Chief, Sustainable Environments US EPA 11/30/10 11/15/10
Theoretical Ecology and Microbial Ecology University of Oregon 11/30/10 10/15/10
Plant Community Ecology/Restoration Michigan State University 11/30/10 10/11/10
Climate Change/Disturbance Ecology Oklahoma State University 11/29/10 11/5/10
Nutrient Biogeochemistry Lancaster University (UK) 11/29/10 11/3/10
Climate Change Specialist USDA Forest Service Northern Research Station 11/23/10 11/15/10
Invasion/Restoration Ecology University of California Berkeley 11/23/10 11/10/10
Carbon Cycle Science (several positions) University of California, Irvine  
11/22/10
11/22/10
Coordinator of Undergraduate Programs and Deputy Education Director (2 jobs) Organization for Tropical Studies (Costa Rica)  
11/22/10
11/22/10
Pollination Ecology University of the Aegean (Greece) 11/20/10 11/10/10
Ecosystem Modelling Centre for Ecological Research and Forestry Applications (Spain) 11/19/10 11/8/10
Amazon Forest Carbon Dynamics University of Arizona  
11/18/10
11/18/10
Insect Ecology Cornell University  
11/16/10
11/16/10
Biogeography of Birds Loyola University Chicago  
11/16/10
11/16/10
Plant Physiological Ecology/Population Genetics/Forestry Texas Tech University  
11/15/10
11/15/10
Watershed Management/Agroforestry University of Missouri  
11/15/10
11/15/10
Salamander Ecology/Genetics Purdue University  
11/15/10
11/15/10
Coupled Natural-Human Systems, Africa South Dakota State University  
11/15/10
11/15/10
Forest Soil Greenhouse Gas Fluxes Virginia Tech  
11/15/10
11/15/10
Climate Change and Wildlife Science Fellow Defenders of Wildlife  
11/15/10
11/15/10
Savanna Dynamics University of Vermont  
11/15/10
11/15/10
Prairie Ecology University of Houston 11/15/10 11/11/10
Bird Biodiversity/Land Use Change Near Protected Areas University of Wisconsin-Madison 11/15/10 11/10/10
Science Coordinator, Habitat Conservation University of Tennessee 11/15/10 11/5/10
Ecosystem and Belowground Ecology (2 positions) Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences 11/15/10 10/8/10
Plant Biology Northwestern University/Chicago Botanic Garden 11/15/10 9/17/10
Lynx Population/Landscape Ecology and Genetics Trent University (Canada)  
11/12/10
11/12/10
Aquatic Biogeochemistry University of New Hampshire  
11/12/10
11/12/10
Terrestrial Ecosystems and Climate Change Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory  
11/12/10
11/12/10
Biochar/Carbon Sequestration Pennsylvania State University  
11/12/10
11/12/10
Population Genetics of Deep Sea Corals Florida State University  
11/12/10
11/12/10
Functional, Genetic and Community Diversity of Ectomycorrhizal Fungi (3 positions) Univ. of Minnesota/UC Berkeley/Duke University  
11/12/10
11/12/10
Sustainability and Spatial Studies Dickinson College 11/12/10 11/3/10
Physiological Impacts of Ocean Acidification on Corals University of Delaware  
11/11/10
11/11/10
Microbial Ecology Marine Biological Laboratory  
11/11/10
11/11/10
Biofuels and Sustainability US EPA NRMRL  
11/11/10
11/11/10
GIS Analyst Oak Ridge National Laboratory  
11/11/10
11/11/10
Pollination Biology University of California, Davis  
11/10/10
11/10/10
Senior Program Officer, Carbon and Commodities World Wildlife Fund  
11/9/10
11/9/10
Data Products Team Lead National Ecological Observatory Network  
11/8/10
11/8/10
Waterbird Biologist US Geological Survey  
11/5/10
11/5/10
Evolutionary Ecology of Vegetation Macquarie University (Australia)  
11/5/10
11/5/10
Climate/Energy Decision Making Carnegie Mellon University  
11/3/10
11/3/10
Landscape Ecology Ontario Forest Research Institute (Canada) 11/3/10 10/15/10
Ecohydrology and Water/Land Use (2 positions) University of Wisconsin-Madison  
11/2/10
11/2/10
Associate Director for Ecology US EPA NHEERL 11/2/10 9/20/10
Environmental Science Teaching Villanova University 11/1/10 9/30/10
Stream Hydrology/Sediment Dynamics/Ecology University of Hawaii Manoa 11/1/10 9/24/10
Genetics of Aging in Daphnia (2 positions) University of South Carolina 11/1/10 9/1/10
Community Phylogenetics University of California-Santa Barbara 10/31/10 9/29/10
Microbial Ecogenomics CSIRO (Australia) 10/31/10 9/29/10
Conservation Program Director Greater Yellowstone Coalition 10/31/10 9/23/10
Plant ecology, evolution, and conservation Missouri Botanical Garden 10/31/10 9/15/10
Mapping & Modeling Transport of Stressors to Offshore Reefs US EPA Gulf Ecology Division 10/29/10 9/15/10
Spatial Population Ecologist US EPA Atlantic Ecology Division 10/27/10 10/13/10
Avian Ecologist University of Minnesota, Duluth 10/18/10 10/14/10
Lecturing Fellows Duke University 10/15/10 9/30/10
Hydrology-ecology University of Arkansas 10/15/10 9/23/10
Unit Leader - Fishery Biologist USGS (Alaska) 10/15/10 9/17/10
Spatial Modeling of Forest Biomass/Carbon Michigan State University 10/15/10 9/9/10
Plant Ecophysiology/Soil Biogeochemistry Indiana University 10/15/10 9/1/10
Modeling Biomass Harvesting University of Minnesota/USFS 10/15/10 8/31/10
Ecosystem Goods and Services Modelling Utah State University 10/15/10 8/25/10
Estuarine Ecology and Modeling University of California, Davis  
10/14/10
10/14/10
Theoretical Ecology University of California Los Angeles  
10/11/10
10/11/10
Biological Image Analysis of Plant Root Systems Georgia Institute of Technology 10/11/10 10/7/10
Hydrologic Modeler The Wilderness Society 10/11/10 9/17/10
Program and Division Directors (4 senior positions) National Science Foundation  
10/8/10
10/8/10
Bird Physiology Ohio State University  
10/8/10
10/8/10
Children's Environmental Health Dartmouth University  
10/7/10
10/7/10
Supervisory Biologist USGS Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center 10/5/10 9/9/10
Coastal Soil Biogeochemistry University of South Florida  
10/1/10
10/1/10
Fire Ecology University of Colorado-Boulder 10/1/10 9/20/10
Climate Program Specialist National Center for Atmospheric Research 10/1/10 9/15/10
Landscape Fire and Vegetation Dynamics USDA Forest Service/University of Hawaii 10/1/10 9/15/10
Conservation Ecology University of Utah 10/1/10 8/2/10
Scaling in Ecosystem and Physiological Ecology Montana State University  
9/30/10
9/30/10
Research Ecologist Institute for Wildlife Studies  
9/30/10
9/30/10
Research Ecologist USGS Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center 9/22/10 9/9/10
Climate Change Effects on Forest Insect Dynamics University of Virginia  
9/20/10
9/20/10
Climate Change Effects on Freshwater Food Webs & Fish University of Alaska Fairbanks  
9/20/10
9/20/10
Insect Disease Ecology University of Chicago 9/20/10 8/31/10
Research Statistician USGS Alaska Science Center 9/20/10 8/24/10
Urban Socio-Ecological Systems University of Illinois at Chicago 9/20/10 8/23/10
Marine Benthic Ecology French Institute for the Exploration of the Sea  
9/17/10
9/17/10
PISCO Policy Program Coordinator Oregon State University 9/17/10 8/23/10
Ecology University of South Florida 9/17/10 7/29/10
Wildlife Population Modeling University of California Berkeley  
9/16/10
9/16/10
Stream Biogeochemistry University of Maine  
9/16/10
9/16/10
Biological Statistics USGS Forest and Rangeland Ecosystem Science Center 9/15/10 8/20/10
Micrometeorologist/Biometeorologist Oregon State University 9/15/10 8/18/10
Water Quality Impacts on Marine Benthic Organisms Florida International University/National Park Service 9/15/10 8/6/10
Statistical Methods for Integrating Wildlife Monitoring Data University of California, Berkeley 9/15/10 7/30/10
Soil Biogeochemistry, Microbial Ecology, Ecosystem Science University of Kansas 9/15/10 7/12/10
Mass Spectrometery Specialist (position filled) University of California Irvine  
9/13/10
9/13/10
Chemical Ecologist Montana State University 9/13/10 8/18/10
Plant Disease Ecology University of California, Berkeley 9/10/10 8/27/10
Ecological and Economic Modelling University of Göttingen (Germany)  
9/9/10
9/9/10
Landscape Genetics of Mammals Trent University (Canada)  
9/9/10
9/9/10
Lecturer in Biology University of St Andrews (UK) 9/6/10 8/12/10
Modeling Arctic Stream Biogeochemistry University of New Hampshire  
9/2/10
9/2/10
Ecological Modelling of Wild Salmon Fisheries and Oceans Canada 9/1/10 8/25/10
Nutrient Network (NutNet) Coordinator University of Minnesota 9/1/10 8/6/10
Community Ecology of Disease University of Minnesota 9/1/10 8/6/10
Arthropod Food Webs in Fragmented Hawaiian Forests (2 positions) University of Maryland and Michigan Technological University 9/1/10 7/29/10
Evolutionary Ecology of Host-Parasite Interactions Georgia Institute of Technology 9/1/10 7/20/10
Modeling Peatland Vegetation and Carbon Dynamics University of Alaska Fairbanks 9/1/10 7/12/10
Consequences of Global Change for Coastal Ecosystems University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science 9/1/10 7/8/10
Landscape Ecology and Soil Ecology (2 positions) USGS Southwest Biological Science Center 8/31/10 8/16/10
Sustainable Bioenergy University of Wisconsin-Madison 8/31/10 7/2/10
Sustainable Ornamental Crop Production University of Kentucky 8/26/10 8/18/10
Analysis of Mark-Recapture Data University of Tulsa  
8/25/10
8/25/10
Director of Research and Conservation Denver Botanic Gardens  
8/23/10
8/23/10
Wildlife Ecology/Silviculture Université Laval (Canada) 8/23/10 8/6/10
Spatial Dynamics of Bison Université Laval (Canada) 8/23/10 8/6/10
Associate Director, NY Sea Grant Institute Cornell University 8/23/10 7/26/10
Climate Change Adaptation University of Queensland (Australia) 8/20/10 7/29/10
Population Dynamics of Infectious Diseases University of Georgia  
8/19/10
8/19/10
Population Dynamics on Networks University of Georgia  
8/19/10
8/19/10
Avian Ecology Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center  
8/19/10
8/19/10
Disease Ecology USGS Northern Rocky Mountain Science Center  
8/19/10
8/19/10
Root Ecophysiology College of Charleston  
8/19/10
8/19/10
Remote Sensing and Ecosystem Modeling Ohio State University  
8/19/10
8/18/10
Conservation Biology University of Queensland (Australia) 8/17/10 8/5/10
Research Ecologist/Forester USFS Pacific Northwest Research Station 8/16/10 7/22/10
Stream/Riparian Biodiversity and Ecosystem Function Umeå University (Sweden) 8/16/10 6/8/10
Plant Ecology Washington University 8/13/10 7/29/10
Biometrician (Statistician or Ecologist) U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service 8/13/10 7/26/10
Ecotoxicogenomics DuPont Haskell Global Centers for Health and Environmental Sciences  
8/12/10
8/12/10
Isotope-dendroclimatology Southern Oregon University  
8/10/10
8/10/10
Stable Isotope Laboratory Manager University of Wyoming 8/10/10 7/19/10
Lidar Analysis University of California Berkeley  
8/9/10
8/9/10
Sr. Scientist (Visiting) National Ecological Observatory Network  
8/5/10
8/5/10
Conservation Ecology University of Queensland (Australia) 8/5/10 7/13/10
Plant Functional Traits/Bioinformatics University of Wisconsin  
8/3/10
8/3/10
Household Life Cycle Analysis University of Minnesota  
8/2/10
8/2/10
Physiological ecology of Asian carp (position filled) University of Illinois  
8/2/10
8/2/10
Private Land Conservation: Adaptation and Vulnerability University of Wisconsin 8/2/10 7/9/10
California Phenology Network University of California, Santa Barbara 8/1/10 7/14/10
Laboratory Assistant Professor, Biology Georgetown University 8/1/10 7/13/10
Modeling US Army Engineer Research and Development Center 8/1/10 7/12/10
Plant Ecology Case Western Reserve University 8/1/10 7/9/10
Controls on Global Crop Yields University of Minnesota 8/1/10 6/8/10
Global Environmental Leadership Fellows University of Minnesota 8/1/10 5/6/10
Modeling Species Responses to Climate Change University of Wisconsin-Madison 7/31/10 7/14/10
Urban Ecology University of Massachusetts, Amherst 7/31/10 7/13/10
Remote Sensing, Terrestrial Ecosystem and Climate Modeling (5 positions) Los Alamos National Lab/University of Montana  
7/30/10
7/30/10
Tool use in New Caledonian Crows University of Oxford (UK) 7/30/10 7/9/10
Greenhouse Gases Marine Biological Laboratory  
7/29/10
7/29/10
Vertebrate Reproductive Biology/Physiological Ecology Virginia Tech  
7/29/10
7/29/10
Tropical Agroforestry University of Alberta (Canada)  
7/29/10
7/29/10
Wildlife Ecologist/Wildlife Control Manager Birdstrike Control Program  
7/29/10
7/29/10
Population Dynamics and Life History Evolution in Metapopulations University of British Columbia (Canada)  
7/29/10
7/29/10
Climate Change and Sustainability of Coastal Wetlands U.S. Geological Survey  
7/28/10
7/28/10
Program Manager, Climate and Environmental Sciences Division U.S. Department of Energy 7/27/10 7/12/10
Advisor - Ecohydrology Conservation International  
7/23/10
7/23/10
Community Ecology Washington University 7/23/10 7/9/10
Environmental Economics Union College 7/23/10 6/14/10
Ecophysiology/Trace Gas Biochemistry Landcare Research (New Zealand) 7/20/10 7/2/10
Assistant Directors, Science and Science Policy COMPASS 7/19/10 7/15/10
Biology Instructor University of Illinois Springfield 7/19/10 7/8/10
Microbial Genetics and Ecology of Infectious Disease in Corals University of Georgia 7/17/10 5/6/10
Weathering Biogeochemistry Washington State University  
7/15/10
7/15/10
Wildlife Consequences of Biofuel Production University of Wisconsin-Madison 7/15/10 7/8/10
Bird Biodiversity in Protected Areas University of Wisconsin-Madison 7/15/10 7/7/10
Biology Instructor West Virginia Wesleyan College  
7/14/10
7/14/10
Lecturer, Earth Systems Stanford University  
7/12/10
7/12/10
Modeling Carbon and Water Cycling Purdue University  
7/12/10
7/12/10
Land Use/Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Vineyards University of California at Davis  
7/8/10
7/8/10
Ecologist USGS Canyonlands Research Station  
7/8/10
7/8/10
Microscale Microbial Biogeography Marine Biological Laboratory  
7/8/10
7/8/10
Theoretical Ecology/Conservation Biology (2 positions) Harvard University  
7/8/10
7/8/10
Plant Community Ecology and Restoration University of Wisconsin  
7/7/10
7/7/10
Aquatic Biogeochemistry Trent University (Canada) 7/5/10 6/4/10
Ecological and Evolutionary Physiology Arizona State University  
7/2/10
7/2/10
Fish Population Modeling Michigan State University  
7/2/10
7/2/10

Outside Links to Postdoctoral Fellowship Programs
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AAAS Science and Technology Policy Fellowships American Association for the Advancement of Science 12/5/10
Congressional Science Fellowship Program American Meteorological Society/UCAR 2/1/10
Earth Institute Fellows Program Columbia University 12/1/10
Fulbright Scholar Program Council for International Exchange of Scholars 8/2/10
Environmental Fellows Program Harvard University 1/14/11
Humboldt Research Fellowship for Postdoctoral and Experienced Researchers Humboldt Foundation (Germany)  
1/1/01
Marshall Sherfield Fellowships Marshall Scholarships 10/8/10
Max Planck Research Group 5 year program Max Planck Society 11/17/10
Goddard Institute for Space Studies NASA/Columbia University  
1/1/01
NASA Postdoctoral Program NASA/Oak Ridge Associated Universities  
1/1/01
Ecological Synthesis National Center for Ecological Analysis & Synthesis  
1/1/01
NRC Research Associateships National Research Council of the National Academies  
1/1/01
Postdoctoral Fellowships in Polar Regions Research National Science Foundation 10/18/10
Postdoctoral Research Fellowships in Biology National Science Foundation 10/19/10
NSERC Postdoctoral Fellowships Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada 10/15/10
Postdoctoral Fellowships Smithsonian Environmental Research Center 1/15/11
Smithsonian Institution Fellowship Programs Smithsonian Institution 1/15/11
David H. Smith Conservation Research Fellowship Program Society for Conservation Biology 9/24/10
USGS Mendenhall Postdoctoral Fellowship Program United States Geological Survey 12/30/10
Michigan Society of Fellows University of Michigan 10/1/10
Postdoctoral Scholar Program Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution 1/15/11
Kathryn Fuller Fellowship in Conservation Science World Wildlife Fund 1/31/11

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Ecological Physiology of Insects: A postdoctoral position in ecological physiology is available to study the individual-level physiological tradeoffs between flight and fecundity in the hawkmoth Manduca sexta. The study combines field, greenhouse and lab experiments with state of the art flow-through respirometry, carbon stable isotope techniques, flight energetics and micro-surgery. The postdoc is available for three years with a negotiable start date of April 2011. Starting salary $34k. Minimal requirements: PhD in physiology, ecology or evolutionary biology (or related fields), competitive publication record, extensive experience in insect physiology and respirometry, strong statistical ability. Applications should be submitted through the University Human Resources at the URL: https://www.uacareertrack.com/ and enter job # 46789. Applicants should also send an email directly to goggy@email.arizona.edu For more information please contact Goggy Davidowitz at: goggy@email.arizona.edu Goggy Davidowitz, Department of Entomology, University of Arizona. Posted: 3/29/11.

Ecophysiology of plant responses to fire: A Postdoctoral Research position is available at North Carolina State University to study the ecophysiology of plant responses to fire in longleaf pine savannas and adjacent wetlands. This position is part of a larger project to improve predictability of vegetation response to fire through an improved understanding of the mechanisms by which individual plants, populations, and vegetation respond to burning. The candidates should be self motivated, well organized, and able to work as part of a team. Individuals with experience in measurements of plant carbon, water, or nutrient relations are particularly encouraged to apply. Expected start date is June 1, 2011, with funding available for 3 years. Salary is $38-40k, commensurate with experience. Travel funds are available to present research results at national scientific meetings. Applicants should email a CV, a letter of interest, and contact information of three references to Bill Hoffmann (william_hoffmann@ncsu.edu). Posted: 2/21/11, revised: 3/18/11.

Plant Water Relations: A position is available at the University of New Hampshire for a highly qualified and motivated PhD student or post-doctoral research associate to conduct research in the mixed hardwood-conifer forest ecosystems of New Hampshire related to ecosystem ecology, plant ecophysiology, and/or ecohydrology. The research should address questions related to plant water relations from the leaf to the stand and their influence on water fluxes at the ecosystem and/or landscape scales. The research should also enhance understanding of how climate change and land use change have affected these ecohydrological processes historically and make projections about possible future trajectories. The student or post-doc would have substantial flexibility to develop the details and focus of their research within these broader goals. A variety of tools will be available for conducting the research, including but not limited to sap flow techniques, stable isotope analysis, throughfall measurements, soil moisture dynamics, nutrient analysis, and leaf- and plant-level ecophysiological assessments. Exceptional opportunities exist to collaborate with scientists having diverse expertise within UNH?s Department of Natural Resources and the Environment and Complex Systems Research Center (at the Institute for the study of Earth, Oceans, and Space), as well as the USDA-Forest Service's Northern Research Station. Requirements: Successful PhD applicants must have obtained a research-based M.S. degree in a discipline related to ecosystem ecology or plant ecophysiology, or equivalent experience during or after a B.S. degree. For the post-doctoral research associate position, the applicant should have significant publications related to these fields and evidence of being able to successfully contribute to the development of a strong and dynamic research program. Applicants should also have a demonstrated ability to work both independently and cooperatively in both field and laboratory settings, strong organizational and interpersonal abilities, and excellent written and oral communication skills. Previous experience with plant water relations, sapflow and/or micrometeorological techniques, and/or stable isotope analysis is desirable but not required. To apply, please submit a statement of interest, full CV, copy of academic transcripts, pdf(s) of relevant publications, and the names and contact information of three references to the contact listed below via email. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until a suitable candidate is found. The anticipated start date is sometime between May and August 2011. Dr. Heidi Asbjornsen, Associate Professor of Ecosystem Ecology, heidi.asbjornsen@unh.edu, Department of Natural Resources and the Environment, Durham, New Hampshire. Posted: 2/17/11.

Plant Physiological Ecology: Postdoctoral Fellowship at Los Alamos National Laboratory: Mechanisms of vegetation survival and mortality during drought. We seek a motivated individual to study the physiological mechanisms of vegetation survival and mortality in relation to warming and drying climate. The primary objective of our study is to test current mortality theories including carbon starvation, hydraulic failure, and metabolic limitations. The study is employing individual and combined precipitation removal and heating (open-top chamber) manipulations in a mature piñon-juniper woodland. Depending on the candidates’ interests, the position may focus on field and/or laboratory work, including, but not limited to: plant carbon balance, plant water balance, and isotopic analyses (including the use of Tunable Diode Laser Spectroscopy). An example of a similar experiment, upon which this new project is based upon, can be seen here. A summary of current hypotheses we wish to test can be seen here. The successful candidate will work within a large, interdisciplinary team consisting of staff, postdocs, graduate students, technicians, and undergraduate interns, including multiple governmental and academic collaborators. There will be substantial technical support for the successful candidate, allowing them to focus primarily on data analysis and writing. Required skills include empirical experience in the field or laboratory with any of the above focal areas, strong publication record, effective written and oral communication skills, eagerness to work in a team environment, and a Ph.D. pending or received within the last five years. Note only candidates with strong resumes, i.e. good record of publication, should apply. The experiment is funded for five years, but to cover this postdoc I will solicit internal funding for a prestigious “Director’s Fellowship” via an extremely competitive process that is based largely on the candidates resume and letters. Particularly outstanding candidates may be considered for the J. Robert Oppenheimer, Richard P. Feynman or Frederick Reines Fellowships. Information on LANL postdocs, including salary and benefits. Please do not apply through this LANL website. Los Alamos is located at 7,500' in the Southern Rocky Mountains, has >300 days of sunshine per year, four distinct seasons, and is a fabulous place to do science. A somewhat out of date website on my lab group can be found here: http://climateresearch.lanl.gov/ Initial applications should include a resume and a concise statement of your future research goals. To apply or to request more information, please contact Nate McDowell (mcdowell@lanl.gov). Posted: 1/28/11.

Ecophysiology, Ecological Modelling, and Genomics: A recent Grant Agreement between Doñana Biological Station (EBD-CSIC, Sevilla, Spain) and the EU (Capacities Programme) includes the contracting of 8 researchers in three different areas. EBD-CSIC invites applications for eight research positions (PhD degree is required) under the 7th Framework Programme- European Project ECOGENES “Adapting to Global Change in the Mediterranean hotspot: from genes to ecosystems”. The jobs are in the framework of Genomics (2 positions), Ecological Modelling (3 positions, 1 with a more general profile for bioinformatics) and Ecophysiology (3 positions, two of them for avian physiology and one for stable isotope analysis). The characteristics of the offered positions, the scientists responsible of each area, and the candidate’s profiles can be consulted at the link above. Duration of the positions is 30 months/person, starting tentatively in April or May 2011. Successful candidates will be fully participating members of the relevant Department at Doñana Biological Station; they will be expected to participate in running projects, fundraising as well as dissemination and support in their respective areas of expertise. Interested candidates can contact the project coordinator (Juan José Negro, coordinacion@ebd.csic.es) and send him before mid February 2011, in advance of the official application process: a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, and a short (1-3 pages) description of past research accomplishments and future research plans. Posted: 1/5/11, revised: 1/24/11.

Environmental Physiologist, Congo: Specializing in flux towers, 12 month post doctoral fixed term contract. Cirad is recruiting a post-doctorate researcher with a view to evaluating the influence of the change in land use on the partition between the “green water”, transpired by plants, and “blue water”, which is a resource for soil, rivers, lakes and aquifers. Assigned to the Ecosystems and Plantations research unit, and the new Eco&Soils “Functional Ecology and Biochemistry of Soil and Agro-ecosystems” mixed research unit (UMR), (s)he will be responsible for coordinating the network of flux towers (savannah, plantation, natural forest), for identifying the determinants of the partition between transpired water and drained water on the three eco-systems, and modelling the dynamics of water storage and flows essentially. More specifically, the candidate will have to (i) take part in the creation of two flux towers (savannah, which will be planted, and natural forest; 6 first months of the project) and monitor the entire system with the help of the CRDPI's technical personnel and an international volunteer who will also be recruited to carry out this task; (ii) follow training courses organised as part of the climafrica project and more generally any graduate school that may be able to complete his/her profile; (iii) contribute strongly to the unit’s summarising publications in terms of water and carbon flows, particularly for the savannah ecosystem, which has been monitored for three years (alongside the unit’s researchers and post-doctorate researchers); (iv) contribute to studies on water flows in the three ecosystems, notably using the isotope analyser and models operating at ecosystem level; (v) more generally, contribute to the CRDPI's scientific life (seminars, environmental physiology training for technical personnel, management of a student from Brazzaville university). Profile Required: Doctorate in environmental physiology, with significant expertise in flux towers. Good knowledge of SVAT models. Aptitude for multidisciplinary work and team work. Capacity to work in Southern countries (assignments or expatriation). International research experience would be a plus, particularly in tropical environments. Fluent English (written and spoken) essential. Location: Congo – Pointe Noire. For more information: Jean-Michel Harmand, UPR Correspondent for the Operation and Coordination of Plantation Ecosystems, s/c UMR Eco&Sols, 2 Place Viala, Bât 12, 34060 Montpellier cedex 01, France. Tel.: +33 4 99 61 21 68, Email: jean-michel.harmand@cirad.fr. Posted: 12/6/10.

Genetics of Ecophysiological Response to Drought: Translational Research from Model Organisms: Genetic and ecophysiological analyses of natural variation in the control of water use efficiency and response to drought stress in Brassica rapa. Two NSF-funded post-doctoral positions are available to study ecophysiological and genetic mechanisms of adaptation to atmospheric and soil drought stress in in the labs of Cynthia Weinig and Brent Ewers at the University of Wyoming. Research questions include: What are the structural and ecophysiological traits that confer adaptation to soil and atmospheric drought stress? What QTL and genetic loci underlie variation in the expression of adaptive ecophysiological traits? What role does quantitative variation in the circadian clock play in regulating ecophysiological traits? To what extent does the clock model developed in Arabidopsis translate to other species? Preference will be given to candidates with a strong background in ecophysiology (working in the Ewers lab) or evolutionary genetics (working in the Weinig lab). Activities of the different labs will include development of Nested Association Mapping populations (NAM), quantitative-genetic analysis and QTL mapping of drought responses in RILs and natural accessions of B. rapa, fine-scale mapping and transgenic rescue to clone QTL for the ecophysiological components of water-use efficiency, ecophysiological analyses at multiple scales of the connection between plant gas exchange and hydraulics in response to atmospheric and soil drought, and development and dissemination of B. rapa genetic resources for enhancing K12 and undergraduate education. Applicants should send a cv and a brief letter stating specific research interests, research accomplishments, and future research objectives as well as the names and contact information for three professional references as a single pdf file to both Cynthia Weinig (cweinig@uwyo.edu) and Brent Ewers (beewers@uwyo.edu). Review of applications will begin April 15th and continue until suitable candidates are identified. Posted: 4/5/11.

Ecological, Physiological and Genetic Mechanisms of Adaptation in Arabidopsis: Five postdoctoral positions are available to conduct collaborative research on the ecological, physiological and genetic mechanisms of adaptation in the model plant Arabidopsis thaliana. These positions are associated with a five-year multi-investigator project funded by NSF and the Swedish Research Council to identify the traits, genes, and causal networks involved in adaptation to natural environments. Team members include Doug Schemske (Michigan State University; evolutionary ecology, adaptation), Mike Thomashow (Michigan State University; gene regulatory networks, molecular genetic analysis of cold acclimation, freezing tolerance), John McKay (Colorado State University; adaptation, drought tolerance, population genetics), Barbara Demmig-Adams and William Adams (University of Colorado; ecophysiology of photosynthesis and photoprotection; leaf anatomy/ultrastructure) and Jon Ågren (Uppsala University; adaptation, plant evolutionary ecology). Our research addresses the following questions: How do Arabidopsis thaliana from contrasting natural environments differ functionally and structurally? What are the Quantitative Trait Loci (QTL) and genes underlying key traits involved in adaptation? How does the substitution of adaptive QTL influence the phenotype, gene expression/regulation and plant fitness? Are there adaptive tradeoffs between traits and/or pleiotropy between adaptive QTL? Preference will be given to candidates with a strong background in evolution and/or physiology, and training in one or more of the following areas: molecular biology, molecular genetics, genomics, evolutionary ecology, and ecophysiology. Activities of the different labs will include studies of functional and structural aspects of plant growth and photosynthesis under different environmental conditions, freezing and drought tolerance, QTL mapping, gene expression studies, construction of Near Isogenic Lines, gene discovery, functional genetic screens, and fieldwork at our European experimental gardens. In addition, each position requires data analysis, the preparation of manuscripts for publication and participation in workshops on career development. The details of each position vary depending on the lab and there will be considerable opportunity for individuals to develop new research directions. Applicants should send a Curriculum Vitae, a letter stating specific research interests, a summary of research accomplishments and future research objectives, and the names and contact information for three professional references as a single pdf file to John McKay (jkmckay@colostate.edu). Include in the email subject line “plant adaptation postdoc”. Candidates who wish to be considered for the position with Jon Ågren at Uppsala University should also send these materials to jon.agren@ebc.uu.se. The applications will be reviewed by the research team. A Ph.D. is required. Review of applications will begin January 10 and continue until suitable candidates are identified. The start date is negotiable. Posted: 12/3/10.

Plant Physiological Ecology/Population Genetics/Forestry: A postdoctoral research associate position is anticipated to work on local adaptation across latitude in balsam poplar (Populus balsamifera) beginning in the spring of 2011. The successful candidate will have strengths in plant ecophysiology and statistics, interests in population genetics and evolution, an earned PhD, and be excited to spend summers in Alaska and winters in west Texas. The project focuses on identification of locally adapted traits in trees from populations spanning latitudes from southern Canada to northern Alaska. The position will require focused collection of phenotypic data from common garden experiments in Fairbanks, Alaska on multiple physiological traits. Data on plant water stress, cold resistance, and photosynthetic capacity will be integrated with genome level sequence data to identify genes that have contributed to local adaptation across latitude. Resulting analyses will have implications for plant migration responses to climate change and tree breeding. Further information regarding this and related projects can be found in publications Olson et al. 2010 New Phytol.186:526-536; Keller et al. 2010 Mol.Ecol. 19:1212-1226; Sollanayakanahally et al. 2010 PC&E 32:1821-1832. Interested applicants should send a letter of interest, CV, and names and email addresses of 3 references to Matt Olson, Department of Biological Sciences, Texas Tech University, P.O. Box 43131, Lubbock, TX USA 79409-3131, or email matt.olson@ttu.edu. Posted: 11/15/10.

Arctic Plant Ecophysiology: We are seeking a post doctoral researcher to work on a an NSF funded interdisciplinary project looking at the winter physiological processes in two arctic tundra ecosystems under current and simulated climate change scenarios. The specific project opportunities will depend on the interests and experience of the applicant, but include: leaf to ecosystem photosynthetic processes, plant water relations in extreme environments, carbon recycling under the snow. The postdoc will interact with an interdisciplinary team from University of Alabama, Florida International University, University of Alaska Fairbanks, and the Toolik Lake Arctic LTER. Applicants should possess a PhD in plant physiological ecology, plant ecology, plant physiology. The ideal candidate will have hands-on experience with stable isotopes and a strong background in environmental instrumentation (i.e. LI-COR photosynthetic systems, Campbell Scientific Data loggers and Weather Stations). Project management experience would be a plus. The initial appointment is for 1.5 year, extendable subject to performance and funding. The position includes a competitive salary dependent on experience, health insurance and travel expenses for research in Alaska and present finding at National and International Meetings. Applicants should submit 1) a current curriculum vita, 2) a statement of research interests; and 3) the names, phone numbers and email addresses of three references to Dr. Gregory Starr (gstarr@ua.edu or 205-348-0556). For more information contact Dr. Starr, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Alabama, Campus Box: 870336, Tuscaloosa, AL, 35487. We will begin initial review of immediately and continue to take applications until the position is filled. Posted: 9/23/10, revised: 1/27/11.

Plant Ecophysiology: Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of California, Santa Cruz. I am seeking a post-doctoral associate for research concerning the evolutionary ecophysiology of conifer and fern xylem from January 2011 - December 2013, with renewal contingent on performance and funding. Experience using standard plant ecophysiological instruments such as the Licor 6400XT, dataloggers etc. is preferred, as is profiency in the field of plant hydraulics, familiarity with ‘R’, and phylogenetic methods. There will be opportunity for the successful candidate to develop independent research projects, collaborate with colleagues working across a broad spectrum of plant structure-function research areas, mentor undergraduates as well as teach and design custom courses. Interested candidates should forward their CV as well as a short letter indicating their motivation to Jarmila Pittermann, pittermann@biology.ucsc.edu. Applications close December 15th. Posted: 9/8/10.

Plant Ecophysiology/Soil Biogeochemistry: Postdoctoral fellow. We are seeking a highly-motivated individual to join our research team at Indiana University in investigating ecosystem carbon dynamics in forests, with a primary focus on belowground processes. The successful applicant will investigate the spatial and temporal dynamics of carbon assimilation and allocation in the mixed hardwood forests of south-central IN – a project funded by the Office of Science (BER), U.S. Department of Energy. The postdoc will be mentored by Dr. Danilo Dragoni (Geography) and Dr. Richard Phillips (Biology). The large majority of the fieldwork will be conducted at the Morgan Monroe State Forest AmeriFlux site, IN which is approximately 30 minutes from the IU - Bloomington campus. The preferred starting period is fall, 2010. Qualifications: A Ph.D. in ecology, biogeochemistry and soils - completed before the start-date. Demonstrated expertise in plant ecophysiology, soil microbial ecology or biogeochemical analyses is required. Experience in using meteorological and forest-ecology instrumentation is also strongly preferred. Successful applicants will demonstrate the ability to work independently and to mentor undergraduate and graduate research assistants. Please send a cover letter, full CV, pdf(s) of relevant publications and the names of 3 references (with phone numbers and email addresses). Applications should be sent to Danilo Dragoni (ddragoni@indiana.edu) and Richard Phillips (rpp6@indiana.edu). ****Please include “Postdoctoral fellow” in the subject line of your email.**** Or by post to: Danilo Dragoni, Atmospheric Science Program - Geography Department, MSBII, #310, 702 North Walnut Grove, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN 47405. Please send all materials no later than October 15, 2010. For specific questions or more information, please contact Dr. Dragoni and Dr. Phillips. Posted: 9/1/10.

Ecosystem Services of Roots: Title: Do shallow and deep root traits contribute differently to soil processes? Post-doctoral position (21 months) at UMR CEFE (Centre d'Ecologie Fonctionnelle et Evolutive), Montpellier, France The post-doc position is supported by the French ANR project named "ECOSFIX: Ecosystem Services of Roots - Hydraulic Redistribution, Carbon Sequestration and Soil Fixation". The aim of the post-doc is to test whether root traits differ spatially along the soil profile and to investigate the impact of shallow and deep root traits on mechanisms controlling soil C storage, soil fixation and hydraulic redistribution. Soil processes are strongly affected by climatic conditions, land use and plant community composition. However there is now a growing consensus that the functional structure of plant communities (i.e. species identity, abundance, value and distribution of functional traits) rather than species number strongly determine soil services. Whether root functional traits affect soil processes has rarely been considered although roots may represent up to 87% of the total plant biomass and are the main entrance of C in the soil. In the ECOSFIX project we hypothesise that i) plant community composition affects shallow/deep root traits, ii) shallow and deep root functional traits affect mechanisms controlling soil C storage, soil fixation and hydraulic redistribution, iii) soil processes are highly dependent on the traits of the dominant species. To test these hypotheses, shallow/deep root traits will be measured in four experimental sites presenting a wide range of abiotic and biotic conditions ranging from subalpine (Chamrousse, France), Mediterranean (Montpellier, France) and tropical (Costa Rica and Laos) ecosystems. The post-doc will first select root traits which best contribute to the three ecosystem services under study and normalize methods that will be applied in the four sites. He/she will focus on root traits involved in soil fixation (root distribution, maximum rooting depth, toughness, diameter…), C storage (turnover, chemical composition, decomposition…) and hydraulic redistribution. Secondly he/she will measure shallow/deep roots traits both at the community and species level in the four field sites. Thirdly he/she will analyse data to test the existence of general relationship between shallow/deep root traits and plant community composition and soil processes in collaboration with partners measuring ecosystems services. The candidate will spend long periods in the field and thus be able to work independently as well as being adaptable to cultures. It will be necessary for the candidate to communicate between the different partners, organize fieldwork and data analyses; fluency in French and English is desired. A PhD/background in ecology, ecophysiology, soil biology and agronomy is preferred. Starting date: 1st September (negotiable). Salary: 1900€/month. Please send CV and accompanying letter before 30 April to: Dr Catherine Roumet, Centre d'Ecologie Fonctionnelle et Evolutive, URM 5175, 1919 Route de Mende, F-34293 Montpellier cedex 5, France. Email: catherine.roumet@cefe.cnrs.fr, Tel : 04 67 61 32 40. Posted: 3/31/11.

Ecosystem Services of Roots: Post-doctoral position available relating to plant root system ecosystem services in the French ANR funded project: Ecosfix: Ecosystem Services of Roots - Hydraulic Redistribution, Carbon Sequestration and Soil Fixation. A 24 month post-doctoral research position is available at UMR AMAP Montpellier, France to study the relationships between root traits, growth dynamics and soil cohesion within different forest structures, including mountain forests and agroforestry sites. It is hypothesized that roots at different depths in the soil possess different functions and thus can provide a range of ecosystem services, depending on the structural and functional traits they possess. The candidate will be expected to spend long periods in the field (Chamrousse, Restinclieres, France; Costa Rica and Laos) and thus be able to work independently as well as being adaptable to different cultures. Some laboratory work will be performed (image analysis, root mechanical tests, soil mechanical and physical tests). Already established slope stability and erosion models will be used and the candidate will carry out simulations to determine how root traits over space and time influence slope stability and erosion processes (taking into account hydrological settings). This post-doc position is part of a larger consortium (French governmental ANR-funded project) and it will be necessary for the candidate to communicate between the different partners, organize fieldwork, and collate field data for use in slope stability and erosion models. Fluency in French and English is desired; knowledge of Spanish is a bonus. A PhD/background in environmental studies, agronomy or soil science is preferred. Starting date: 1st May 2011 (negotiable). Salary: 2200 Euros/month gross. Please send CV and accompanying letter before 7 April 2011 to: Dr Alexia Stokes, INRA, UMR AMAP, PS2 A/A51 CIRAD, Bld de la Lironde, 34398 Montpellier cedex 5, France. Tel: +33 467615835, Email: alexia.stokes@cirad.fr. Posted: 3/31/11.

Biological Image Analysis of Plant Root Systems: A postdoctoral position in biological image analysis is available under the direction of Prof. Joshua Weitz (Biology, Georgia Institute of Technology). The postdoc will be involved in collaborative research to analyze 2D and 3D plant root systems. The research is part of a collaboration with experimental biologists at Duke, Cornell and Penn State to identify the genes that control root traits in rice and maize (e.g., NSF Award 0820624; Plant Physiology Breakthrough Technologies, 152: 1148-1157, 2010). The postdoc will also have the opportunity to develop independent research projects in the area of biological network analysis. Additional opportunities exist for the postdoc to commercialize software targeted to the plant phenomics community. Requirements include: (1) PhD in computational biology, computer science, ecology, plant biology, bioengineering, physics, mathematics, or related area; (2) Demonstrated research excellence; (3) Strong oral and written communication skills. Ideal candidates will have prior expertise in image analysis & software development in C++. Candidates looking to "cross-over" to biological research are welcome to apply. The position, starting in January 2011, will provide competitive salaries and benefits. The postdoc will be based in the School of Biology with the possibility of a joint appointment. The initial appointment will be for one year, with renewal up to 3 years subject to satisfactory progress and mutual agreement. TO APPLY: Applications should be emailed to jsweitz@gatech.edu and consist of a cover letter describing your interest and suitability for the position, the names and contact information for at least three references, and a curriculum vita. Applications will be reviewed starting from October 11, 2010, and continue until the position is filled. The Weitz group is supported by grants from the Burroughs Wellcome Fund, the James F. McDonnell Foundation, DARPA, and the National Science Foundation. For more information, consult the Weitz group website or contact Joshua Weitz: (jsweitz@gatech.edu). Posted: 10/7/10.

Root Ecophysiology: A three-year position as postdoctoral scholar is available immediately to study the belowground response of forests to long-term atmospheric CO2-enrichment and N fertilization at the Duke FACE experiment. The primary goal of the project is to characterize fine root processes using a combination of root excavations, minirhizotrons, and stable isotope tracer approaches and to integrate data on root processes into ecosystem C and N budgets. Although the postdoc will be based in the lab of Seth Pritchard at The College of Charleston the majority of the fieldwork will be conducted at the Duke Forest FACTS-1 site, NC providing ample opportunity for collaboration with a number of other ecophysiology laboratories. In addition to the primary research assignment, this postdoc will also participate in developing and teaching one or more courses in Global Change Biology during the three year period. It is anticipated that this postdoc will gain experience working as a teacher/scholar in preparation for an academic career in science. Qualifications: A Ph.D. in ecology, plant science, forestry, or closely related field is required. Knowledge of root biology, belowground ecosystem ecology, and/or plant ecophysiology is required. This postdoc will also oversee a technician and several undergraduate research students. Salary begins at 42k/year. Preference will be given to applicants with demonstrated experience quantifying fine root processes. Please send a cover letter, full CV, pdf(s) of related publications and names and contact information for three references to Seth Pritchard (pritchards@cofc.edu). Posted: 8/19/10.

Plant Physiological Ecology/Biometeorology: A Postdoctoral Research Scientist position is available in the Biology Department, University of New Mexico, for qualified and highly motivated candidates to join a collaborative team conducting research on how ecosystem-atmosphere exchange of carbon, water and energy varies across ecological gradients using a network of eight eddy covariance flux tower sites that span a 1500 m elevation gradient in New Mexico. The initial focus of this position will be on quantifying the influence of widespread coniferous mortality on regional carbon, water and energy dynamics in the SW US. We have a paired flux tower experiment in adjacent piñon-juniper woodlands that began in 2009. In one of the sites, we experimentally simulated the observed extensive piñon die-off by girdling ~1600 piñon trees in the fetch of the tower. The core focus of the research is measuring ecosystem-atmosphere exchange using eddy flux tower methods, but we are integrating eddy flux methods with leaf-scale ecophysiology, microbial ecology, remote sensing and modeling to understand how carbon dynamics, hydrology and energy balance in piñon-juniper woodlands responds to this disturbance. We are seeking individuals with experience with field instrumentation, and strong quantitative and programming skills. In particular, we encourage individuals with experience in quality assessment and control, working with multiple eddy flux tower datasets, strong modeling skills and/or remote sensing methods to apply. Additional opportunities are available to work across the New Mexico Elevation Gradient network of towers that are in semi-arid ecosystems that range from desert grassland to subalpine coniferous forests. This position is available for one year initially, with potential to renew annually based on performance and funding. It requires a Ph.D in plant physiological ecology, biometeorology, biogeochemistry, or related field, a successful publication record and excellent written and oral communication skills. Please send a cover letter with qualifications and research interests, CV, and contact information of three references to Dr. Marcy Litvak (mlitvak@unm.edu). Position is available beginning January 1, 2011 and is open until filled. Posted: 12/1/10.

Ecophysiology/Trace Gas Biochemistry: We are seeking a Post Doctoral Scientist to expand our multi-faceted team undertaking research on greenhouse gas exchange at a range of spatial and temporal scales in grassland and forest systems. You should possess a PhD in a plant or soil related discipline with experience in measuring and modelling soil-plant-atmosphere carbon dioxide exchange. Enthusiasm for field work and familiarity with gas exchange, eddy covariance and the use of stable isotopes, and interests in the measurement of methane and nitrous oxide emissions and water balance are desirable. Landcare Research is New Zealand’s foremost environmental research organisation, providing solutions and advice for sustainable development and the management of land-based natural resources. Our Global Change Processes Team conducts a long-standing and successful research programme to measure and model the processes regulating the exchange of greenhouse gases between soil, plants and the atmosphere, and to identify viable mitigation options that will reduce net emissions. The position is initially for a fixed term of two years, based at our laboratories at Lincoln, close to Christchurch on the east coast of the South Island of New Zealand. Applications close 20 July 2010. For further information please visit our website www.landcareresearch.co.nz/jobs where you will find a position description and an online application form. All applicants must be received through the Landcare Research website. For specific enquiries please contact Dr David Whitehead by email (whiteheadD@landcareresearch.co.nz). Posted: 7/2/10.

Ecophysiology/Trace Gas Biogeochemistry: We have an immediate opening for an 18-24 month post-doctoral position to work on a new, NSF-funded project on comparative tree physiology along an urban to rural gradient from Houston to Sam Houston National Forest. The post-doc will work with the PI (Texas A&M University, College Station), graduate and undergraduate students, two high schools, and the US Forest Service to determine urban-rural differences in leaf physiology and volatile trace gas exchange fluxes among and between isoprene-emitting tree species. The project will rely on regular leaf- and branch-level gas exchange measurements at three sites equipped with weather and air quality monitoring instrumentation. Data will be used to modify and improve empirical and physiological trace gas exchange models to evaluate whether trees growing under elevated temperatures and CO2 in urban areas manifest differences that can be used as a proxy for future trace gas exchange under climate and atmospheric conditions to come. The successful candidate will interact with various students in university and high school settings, and will learn several new skills with respect to volatiles analysis. In addition, Texas A&M provides multiple mentoring opportunities, for instance through the Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching and Learning (CIRTL), designed to prepare postdocs for future faculty positions. We seek a highly motivated individual with a recent Ph.D. in Plant Physiology, Terrestrial Ecology, Biogeochemistry, or other, related fields. The successful applicant should show evidence of research productivity, and an interest in interdisciplinary research. Applicants should have experience in operating leaf-level and/or branch-level photosynthesis equipment and in the respective data analysis and interpretation. Experience in programming and ecophysiological modeling is desirable. Knowledge of carbon cycle science, statistics, remote sensing, GIS, and plant volatiles emissions are a plus. Knowledge of Spanish or willingness to learn will be useful. Applications and inquiries should be sent to Gunnar Schade (schade@ariel.met.tamu.edu), Department of Atmospheric Sciences, Texas A&M University, 3150 TAMU, College Station, TX 77843-3150 USA. Fax : (979) 862-4466. by 15 June 2010. Applications should include a CV, a statement of research interests and expertise, salary requirements, and names, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses of at least two references. The successful candidate will be employed initially for 1 year, with the possibility to extend based on performance. Posted: 5/28/10.

Ecological and Evolutionary Physiology: School of Life Sciences, Arizona State University. Michael Angilletta seeks a postdoctoral fellow to coordinate and participate in ongoing field and lab research in ecological and evolutionary physiology. Potential projects include experimental studies of behavioral thermoregulation in complex landscapes, physiological acclimation in changing environments, and evolutionary adaptation to climate change. The position will be awarded for one year with the possibility of renewal for a second year. To apply, please e-mail a single pdf file containing a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a statement of research interests, representative publications, and a list of references to the following address: Michael.Angilletta@asu.edu. Review of applicants will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. A background check is required for employment. Posted: 7/2/10.

Physiological Impacts of Ocean Acidification on Corals: University of Delaware: Postdoctoral and PhD student positions available for coral ocean acidification project in U.S. Available immediately: One postdoc position and one PhD student position to join a recently funded research project investigating the physiological impacts of ocean acidification, temperature and nutrients on reef building corals. These positions will be through the University of Delaware and based on the marine campus of the College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment in Lewes DE. Desired (but not required) qualifications for the student position are a Masters in biological science, experience in coral, algal, or plant physiology and/or molecular biology. Qualifications for the postdoc are a PhD in marine or biological science, with a focus on ocean acidification, photosynthesis research and/or algal and cnidarian physiology. Current funding is for two years, with an expected continuation of funding for the student position beyond this project. Please submit applications/inquires electronically to Dr. Mark Warner at mwarner@udel.edu. Please include the subject line “graduate student application” or “postdoc application” in your email. For students, please include in a single pdf file: a statement of your research experience and goals, CV, GRE scores, unofficial transcript and the names and contact information for three references. Applications to graduate school here. For postdocs, please include a single pdf file containing, cover letter, CV, and the names and contact information of three references. Posted: 11/11/10.

[position filled] Physiological ecology of Asian carp: The Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences at the University of Illinois, along with the Illinois Natural History Survey, invite applications for a one year post-doc position to investigate the relationship between environmental stress and the movement/energetics of invasive Asian carp. This position will offer a broad, diverse range of research opportunities that will integrate field ecology, biotelemetry and comparative stress physiology to develop applied conservation solutions that prevent the movement and spread of invasive carp. The successful candidate will test hypotheses about mechanisms responsible for spread and control of invasive fishes using tools and techniques that span several levels of organization from molecular (genes) to whole-organism. Candidates must have a Ph.D. in ecology, biology, fisheries, animal physiology, or other related field. Experience in one or more of the following areas are desirable: field telemetry, animal physiology, molecular physiology (preferably stress related), fisheries ecology or spatial ecology. The review of applications will begin begin August 1, 2010 and will continue until the position is filled. This is a one year position. An extension to a second year is possible but dependent on confirmation of funding. Applicants should submit letter of interest, CV, and names and contact information of three references to Dr. Cory Suski (suski@illinois.edu). Posted: 8/2/10.

Bird Physiology: The Williams' lab at Ohio State University is now accepting applications for a postdoctoral fellowship that will start 1 January 2011 and end 1 Jan 2014. The project is based on the idea that, in comparison with a similar sized mammal, birds have a higher rate of metabolism, higher body temperature, higher blood glucose levels, and higher life-time energy expenditure, all traits thought to reduce life span. Yet, birds live longer than a similar-sized mammal. This position will investigate how the metabolic rate of birds and of their cells relates to their longevity. We will study underlying mechanisms for differences that we have identified in whole-animal metabolism between tropical and temperate birds, species assemblages with well-documented, distinct, life-histories including life-span. We have previously shown that tropical birds have low rates of basal and peak metabolism and that this is related to long life span and low rates of reproduction, which contrasts with temperate birds which have high rates of metabolism, high rates of reproduction, all associated with high rates of mortality (see Wiersma et al. 2008 PNAS). This new project will use an integrated approach that focuses on identifying mechanisms at the whole-organism, cellular, and molecular levels that can account for the differences in life-histories such as longevity. The project employs 26 phylogenetically-paired comparisons of tropical and temperate birds, which factors out phylogeny and body mass from analyses, to investigate differences in intrinsic properties of cells between tropical and temperate birds, such as their metabolic rates, their resistance to oxidative stress and heavy metal toxicity, and membrane lipid peroxidation. Further we will examine the kinds of lipids and their degree of unsaturation in cell membranes using mass spectrometry. This project will require working in the field in Panama at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Station, Gamboa, Panama, expertise in lipid identification, and at least a willingness to learn cell culture methods for avian fibroblasts. Anyone interested in this position should contact Joe Williams at Williams.1020@osu.edu or phone 1-614-688-5703. Posted: 10/8/10.

Animal Reproductive Behavior/Physiology: I am looking for a post-doc for a project on behavioral and physiological aspects of reproductive strategies in rhesus macaques on Cayo Santiago. If you know of anyone who might be interested in the position and would be able to start some time in the next 6-12 months, please let me know. Dario Maestripieri, Ph.D. Professor of Comparative Human Development, Evolutionary Biology, and Neurobiology, The University of Chicago, 5730 S. Woodlawn Avenue, Chicago, IL 60637, Phone: (773) 834-4104, Fax: (773) 702-0320, Email: dario@uchicago.edu. Posted: 6/1/11.

Animal Reproductive Physiology: The Memphis Zoo is seeking a post-doctoral fellow who will be responsible for conducting research in animal reproductive physiology, under the general direction of the Director of Research and Conservation. The candidate will work on several different species and programs during the two (2) year post-doctoral fellowship. Signature programs that the applicant will work on include amphibian assisted reproduction, giant panda conservation, Komodo dragon reproductive physiology and polar bears. The Memphis Zoo has a dynamic multi-disciplinary team that will work collaboratively with the candidate on these various programs. Techniques that might be employed include enzyme immunoassays, enzyme kinetic assays, in-vitro fertilization, cryopreservation, gamete analysis, and some behavior work. The applicant will also oversee volunteers and students that assist with care of the research amphibian colony and be responsible for their husbandry. The successful applicant will mentor and coordinate volunteers, graduate and undergraduate students involved with reproductive studies; provide assistance to all senior scientists, research associates, graduate students, and/or post-doctoral fellows in conducting relevant investigations; assist with the daily operations of the physiology and nutrition laboratory; compile and maintain complete and accurate research and conservation records through database entry, design and management of data; produce periodic progress reports for granting agencies related to projects the applicant is working on, publish scientific articles on the research projects; interface with other staff members; present research findings both nationally and internationally; represent the Zoo at professional meetings and assist collaborators at other institutions; perform other related duties as assigned to support the mission of the research and conservation department and in order to achieve the goals, mission, and objectives of the Zoo. The initial term of this position is 2 years, and it is supported by an external grant. Requirements: a Ph.D. degree in Animal Science, Biology, Zoology, or a related field with an emphasis in reproductive physiology; candidate should have experience working with some of the techniques described above; have a high degree of motivation; a multi-tasking orientation and high degree of organization; the ability to work well in a group environment and communicate effectively both verbally and in writing; ability to prepare written material and analyze data for reports; familiarity with use of Windows-based PCs and computer programs, to include a variety of word processing and database management computer programs, including Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point, statistical programs, e-mail, and Internet research; familiarity with use of basic office equipment, which may include telephones, typewriters, fax machines, copiers, and other standard office equipment; ability to work indoors or outdoors in all types of weather conditions. The work schedule may include days, weekends, evenings, or holidays as needed and may require travel to other institutions, collaborating zoological parks, and/or universities in North America and in China. We will consider any combination of education and experience which provides the necessary skills, knowledge and abilities. The term of this exempt grant-funded position is two (2) years and includes benefits eligibility after 90 days. Apply by June 1, 2011; position is likely to be filled by August. Visit this job posting at www.memphiszoo.org/jobs to download the application for this position. After completing the application, applicants should also email to Joy Moore at jmoore@memphiszoo.org the following items: (1) cover letter; (2) curriculum vitae; (3) transcripts from graduate school; and (4) contact information for three professional references including affiliation, address, phone number, and email address, and indicate how they know you. The cover letter should specifically address how previous experience addresses the skills and tasks required for this position. You may include the completed application as a pdf attachment to the email or may fax it to Human Resources at 901-333-6501. Posted: 4/13/11.

Vertebrate Reproductive Biology/Physiological Ecology: The Department of Fisheries and Wildlife Sciences at Virginia Tech is accepting applications for two post doc positions to study the effects of the TVA Kingston ash spill on the reproductive biology and physiological ecology of local wildlife species. One position will focus on turtles (snapping turtles, stinkpots, and softshells) and the other on tree swallows. Both positions are funded for up to three years, but annual renewal is dependent upon performance. Position 1: Avian Reproductive BiologyVirginia Tech is accepting applications for the position of Postdoctoral Associate. Research will focus on the reproductive and physiological effects of bioaccumulative trace elements in migratory insectivorous birds. The position will involve documentation of the spatial and temporal extent of contamination from the fly ash spill in Kingston, TN using tree swallows as a model. Research will couple demographic parameters with sublethal physiological effects including endocrinological and immunological responses. The incumbent will be responsible for interfacing with multiple scientists and stakeholders and playing a leadership role within a large interdisciplinary research team. The incumbent will be expected to submit manuscripts based on the research to peer-reviewed journals and to produce periodic summaries and reports for presentation of results. The incumbent will also be responsible for mentoring current graduate students in the lab and enhancing their research projects through collaboration. Minimum Qualifications include a Ph.D. in ecology, ecotoxicology, endocrinology, ecoimmunology, or related field; a strong background in organismal biology; demonstrated experience working with birds in the field; excellent organizational and writing skills and an exemplary publication record; demonstrated ability to work as part of a team; ability to work under limited supervision. Preferred Qualifications include knowledge of avifauna of the U.S.; knowledge of pollution or related conservation issues; experience with both parametric and nonparametric forms of data analysis; experience with nestbox monitoring techniques and bird banding; experience with database management using both MS Access and Excel spread sheets; experience interfacing with state and federal agencies. Position 2: Turtle Reproductive Biology Research will focus on the reproductive effects of bioaccumulative trace elements in turtles. The position will involve documentation of the spatial and temporal extent of contamination from the fly ash spill in Kingston, TN using nondestructive sampling of adult turtles, and studies of maternal transfer and its potential influence on embryonic development. The incumbent will be responsible for interfacing with multiple scientists and stakeholders and playing a leadership role within a large interdisciplinary research team. The incumbent will be expected to submit manuscripts based on the research to peer-reviewed journals and to produce periodic summaries and reports for presentation of results. The incumbent will also be responsible for mentoring current graduate students in the lab and enhancing their current research projects through collaboration. Minimum Qualifications include a Ph.D. in ecology, ecotoxicology, developmental biology, or related field; a strong background in organismal biology; demonstrated experience working with animals in the field; excellent organizational and writing skills and an exemplary publication record; demonstrated ability to work as part of a team; ability to work under limited supervision. Preferred Qualifications include knowledge of herpetofauna of the eastern U.S.; knowledge of pollution or related conservation issues; experience with both parametric and nonparametric forms of data analysis; experience with watercraft; experience with database management using both MS Access and Excel spread sheets; experience interfacing with state and federal agencies. Apply online at www.jobs.vt.edu, refer to posting 0100431 (Avian) or #0100465 (Turtle). Contact for more information: Tara Craig (tvipperm@vt.edu), or William Hopkins (hopkinsw@vt.edu). Posted: 7/29/10.

Scaling in Ecosystem and Physiological Ecology: A position at either the post-doc or PhD (graduate research assistantship) level is available in the lab of Dr. Paul Stoy at Montana State University beginning January, 2011 (flexible). Funding will be provided in part by an NSF-supported project that seeks to apply Maximum Entropy and Multiresolution techniques to scaling challenges in ecosystem and physiological ecology, building upon recent successful MaxEnt applications in population and community ecology (e.g. Harte, J. et al. 2009. Ecology Letters 12:789-797). Expertise in remote sensing and geostatistics is preferred. Research will be carried out in conjunction with the Brunsell lab at Kansas University. Please send a CV, contact information for three references, and a brief description of research experience and interests, including for PhD applicants a short list of reasons why you are interested in attending graduate school, to paul.stoy@montana.edu. Please do not hesitate to write with requests for additional information. Posted: 9/30/10.

Emission, Flux, and Transport of Trace Gases: The Sparks lab at Cornell University is seeking a Postdoctoral Researcher with focus on the emission, flux, and transport of trace gases. There will be some flexibility in the research focus of the candidate focused on one or all of the following: • Utilizing 15NH3 as a tracer to examine the transport of ammonia over complex landscapes • Participate in a collaborative effort to determine deposition velocities for Nt, NOy, and NHx in Western New York • Contribute to the examination of N2O, NHx and NOy fluxes from switchgrass biofuel production • Join an interdisciplinary team estimating fugitive methane leakage from the hydrofracking process in the Marcellus shale. We are looking for an interdisciplinary scholar who has a strong foundation in the calculation of eddy covariance and other micrometeorological-based techniques for assessing trace gas fluxes, and a working knowledge of the quantification of trace gases and their isotopes. Applicants must have a PhD in hand before beginning the position. The successful candidate will work closely as a team member of the Agriculture, Energy, and Environment Program (AEEP) at Cornell. The position is for one year with the possibility of extension. Please send a CV, a cover letter describing your interest and qualifications for the position, and the names and e-mail addresses of three references to Jed P. Sparks (jps66@Cornell.edu). Review of applications will begin March 15, 2011 and continue until the position is filled. Posted: 3/1/11.

Surface-Atmosphere Exchange of Energy, Water, and Trace Gases: The Department of Land Resources and Environmental Sciences at Montana State University seeks a motivated postdoctoral research associate interested in the surface-atmosphere exchange of energy, water, and trace gases. At least 12 months of funding are available with the opportunity for extension. Research topics are open but the successful candidate will be chosen with the research themes of the Stoy lab in mind. These include quantifying the hydrological and biogeochemical impacts of mountain pine beetle outbreaks in northern Rocky Mountain forests, scaling techniques in Earth system science, FLUXNET synthesis, and other topics as described at watershed.montana.edu/flux/Home.html. Please send a CV, contact information for three references and, importantly, a one-page summary of a proposed collaborative project to Dr. Paul Stoy at paul.stoy@montana.edu, by Feb. 21, 2011. Please do not hesitate to write with requests for additional information. Posted: 2/18/11.

Photosynthesis & Solar Energy Utilization: We anticipate hiring a Postdoctoral Research Fellow to develop solar panels optimized for plant growth in a greenhouse environment. The overall goal of the project is to better understand how selective solar absorption can be used to improve plant growth while generating electrical power. The successful candidate will work in collaboration with Sue Carter (Physics, UC Santa Cruz), Michael Loik (Environmental Studies, UC Santa Cruz), and Leslie Bebout (NASA Ames). The successful candidate will be based in Santa Cruz, CA; the position will require extensive travel between Santa Cruz and NASA Ames Research Center in Mountain View. Prior experience in photovoltaics and/or plant biology would be valuable. The earliest anticipated start date is 1 February 2011; the position may continue for 2 years based on meeting 6 month performance targets. To apply please send an application letter or email with professional interests, research experience and goals, CV, reprints, and names, addresses, and E-mail addresses of three references to Prof. Sue Carter, Dept. of Physics, University of California, Santa Cruz, CA 95064, sacarter@ucsc.edu. The position is contingent upon final approval of funding. Posted: 1/4/11.

Elevated CO2, Plant Nitrogen and Hydraulics: We are interested in an individual to join an NSF funded project addressing potential linkages between plant nitrogen nutrition and hydraulics in response to rising CO2 levels. Preference will be given to candidates that have experience with gas-exchange, hydraulic conductivity and water relations. A working knowledge of plant nitrogen nutrition, biochemistry and analytical techniques (e.g., wet chemistry and elemental analysis) will also be a plus. The position includes full benefits and the salary is competitive. This is a one year position available immediately and will be renewable based on performance. Interested individuals should send inquiries and/or applications To: Hormoz BassiriRad (hormoz@uic.edu), Professor Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Posted: 2/22/11.

Plant Hydraulics: John Sperry of the University of Utah seeks a post-doctoral researcher, available immediately. One year guaranteed, longer term pending additional funding. Ongoing projects cover a range of scales and include: structure and function of xylem cavitation and hydraulic conductance, evolutionary physiology of vascular systems, mechanisms of embolism repair, interaction between stomatal and hydraulic function, functional analysis of branching architecture, metabolic scaling, predictive modeling of plant responses to climate change. Approaches range from experimental and comparative studies in lab and field to computer modeling and theory development. Please send CV, selected reprint pdf's, brief statement of research experience and interests, and contact information for three references to: John Sperry, University of Utah, j.sperry@utah.edu; phone: 801 585 0379. Posted: 1/6/11.

Plant Physiologist: Desert Botanical Garden, Phoenix, Arizona. Research position in one of the world’s major botanical gardens specializing in desert plants. The successful applicant will use innovative approaches to study physiological processes in arid land plants. We are especially seeking candidates whose research links investigations of plant physiology with applications in conservation biology and ecology, for example, predicting the consequences of landscape changes, climate change, or ecosystem alterations by exotic species. Responsibilities include conducting original research, seeking extramural funding, and cooperating with other departments in the development of exhibits and educational programs. Ph.D. required. Send C.V., a 1-page description of research approaches and goals, and names and contact information of three references to Ms. Mary Catellier, Director of Human Resources, Desert Botanical Garden, 1201 N. Galvin Pkwy., Phoenix, AZ 85008. Review of applications will begin February 1, 2011 and applications will be accepted until position is filled. Posted: 1/6/11.

Plant Physiology/Landscape Ecology: A post-doctoral position in Saltmarsh Oil Spill Research is immediately available at The University of Southern Mississippi's Gulf Coast Research Laboratory, in Ocean Springs MS, in the group of Drs Patrick Biber (Botany) & Wei Wu (Landscape Ecology). Our research group is interested in the multi-spatial mechanisms of how coastal marsh plants are responding to acute and chronic impacts of environmental changes posed after the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. We seek to better understand the interface between photosynthesis and the landscape response of coastal saltmarshes as they recover from oil pollution. Candidates require a strong background in plant physiology and landscape ecology, and proven experience in one or more of the following: photosynthesis measurements using LICOR 6400, GIS and spatial data analysis, and/or Bayesian modeling. He/she will be responsible for leading a team of scientists and students in all aspects of the NSF-funded project including: the field data collections, the analysis and synthesis of this data with other ongoing projects, and the publication of findings in leading research journals. If you are interested in the position, please forward your application including your CV, a letter of motivation outlining your research experience and interests, and contact information for 2-3 referees by e-mail to patrick.biber@usm.edu or wei.wu@usm.edu. Posted: 1/12/11.

Genomics and Physiology of Thermotolerance Adaptation: 2 Postdoctoral Positions. Local adaptation to climate is common among plants and ectotherms as evidenced by consistent latitudinal and fine- scale geographic clines in thermotolerance. As climates change in both yearly averages and in the frequency of extreme events it is increasingly important to understand the potential for thermotolerance evolution. This project will address the following questions: What are the naturally segregating genomic regions that affect standing variation in cold tolerance? What are the biochemical and physiological mechanisms that underlie the evolution of cold tolerance? How does standing genetic variation modify these mechanisms to produce variation in whole-organism phenotypes? Two postdoctoral positions are available to join a collaborative research project that integrates the genetic and physiological mechanisms underlying cold adaptation in the model fruit fly, Drosophila melanogaster. These positions are part of a multi-investigator project lead by Ted Morgan at Kansas State University and Dan Hahn at The University of Florida, and will be performed in collaboration with Art Edison at The University of Florida and David Allison at the University of Alabama – Birmingham. Both of the positions will be highly collaborative and integrative in nature, but one position will be housed in the Division of Biology at Kansas State University and one position will be housed in the Department of Entomology and Nematology at The University of Florida. Preference will be given to candidates with a strong background in evolutionary biology and/or physiology, and training in one or more of the following areas: quantitative genetics, molecular biology, molecular genetics, genomics, proteomics, and metabolic biochemistry/physiology. Activities in the Morgan lab will include high- throughput quantitative genetic and genomic studies of natural variation in cold tolerance, while activities in the Hahn lab will investigate the downstream consequences of this genetic variation on whole-organism physiology and performance. Both positions will also require the analysis of data, the preparation of manuscripts, the mentoring of undergraduate research assistants, public outreach, and the participation in workshops on career development. The specific details of each position will vary slightly depending on the lab. Finally, there will also be considerable opportunity for individuals to develop new research directions including GxE and comparative studies of thermotolerance outside Drosophila melanogaster. Applicants who are focused on evolution and quantitative genomics should contact Ted Morgan (tjmorgan@ksu.edu), while applicants focused on physiology and organismal performance, functional “omics”, and metabolic network reconstruction should contact Dan Hahn (dahahn@ufl.edu). To apply, applicants should send a CV, a letter stating specific research interests, a summary of research accomplishments and future research objectives, and the names and contact information for three professional references as a single pdf file to Morgan or Hahn at the email addresses above. Review of applications will begin January 31 and continue until the position is filled. The start date is negotiable. Background check is required. Posted: 1/12/11.

Ecologist: The Kenai National Wildlife Refuge, based in Soldotna, Alaska, is seeking a GS-0408-11/12 Ecologist. The refuge boasts a spectacular landscape, encompassing 2 million acres of boreal ecosystems including the Harding Icefield, white and black spruce forests, extensive lowland wetlands, alpine tundra, and a coastal estuary. The ideal candidate for this position will expand on previous research conducted on the historic rates of wildfire and spruce bark beetle outbreaks, and the effects of recent climate change on rising treelines, drying wetlands, and species assemblages. The ideal candidate is also expected to initiate collaborative studies of other ecological features and processes, including the sponsoring of graduate students. This position is part of the refuge biological program, which supports the management of wildlife, plants and their habitats, and includes the supervisory biologist, database manager, GIS manager/modeler, pilot/biologist, entomologist, and two biological technicians. This position is advertised through USAJOBS and is being announced under R7-11-46933-JE (all qualified applicants; OPM control #2249372) and R7-11-469037-JE (Federal employees only; OPM control #2249373. Closes: 5/17/11. Posted: 5/4/11.

Ecological Monitoring: The National Park Service's Northern Great Plains Network (NGPN) Inventory and Monitoring Program seeks an Ecologist (GS-0408) or Botanist (GS-0430) to implement a long-term ecological monitoring program for vegetation in 13 park units. This is a permanent, full time, GS-11 position (approx. $56-73k) and is open to federal status and non-status applicants. Applicants must be U.S. citizens. The Ecologist will implement and develop additional measures to examine vegetation as part of a long-term monitoring program that evaluates status and trends in selected Vital Signs (key ecosystem components and processes). The Ecologist is responsible for ensuring the scientific rigor and statistical soundness of the overall vegetation program. The incumbent leads or works with teams (consisting of NPS resource professionals, agency and academic researchers, and other internal or external cooperators) in the implementation and development of vegetation monitoring protocols. The incumbent visits field sites to implement and supervise data collection, conducts statistical data analysis using appropriate techniques and tools, interprets and synthesizes results, and communicates the significance of findings through presentations, reports, and publications. The incumbent also supports administration of the program through project coordination, writing and overseeing contracts and agreements, developing work plans, schedules, and cost estimates, and tracking budgets. The position will involve a combination of office work, field time, and travel to the parks. For the full announcements, search usajobs.gov for announement number CK437327CF or CK437309AN. If you have questions please contact: Kara Paintner-Green (605-341-2807, kara_paintner@nps.gov). Closes: 3/23/2011. Posted: 3/17/11.

Terrestrial Ecologist: The Saskatchewan Ministry of Environment, Fish and Wildlife Branch, is seeking a highly motivated individual to work in the Science and Assessment Unit as a Terrestrial Ecologist. Located in Regina, you will lead the development and implementation of guidelines, policies, programs and legislation to conserve and manage Saskatchewan's biodiversity by relying on the relationship between spatial patterns and ecological processes on multiple landscape and organizational scales using landscape modeling and planning. The successful candidate will have knowledge of ecological principles, research methodologies, data analysis and landscape spatial modeling applications, integrated biodiversity monitoring and conservation programs including program management as well as knowledge of geospatial analysis and geomatic tools (i.e. GIS, GPS, remote sensing and telemetry). Typically, the knowledge required for this position would be obtained through a Doctorate in Ecology or a Master's Degree and 3 years of directly related experience. To apply, visit www.careers.gov.sk.ca ENV00389, Regina, Environment. Closing Date: February 26, 2011. Posted: 2/18/11.

Ecology: We seek a highly motivated postdoctoral researcher to lead an NSF-funded project that aims to understand how water and energy limitation determine species interactions and trophic structure in riparian food webs along the San Pedro River in southeastern Arizona. The larger project goal is to link declining surface flows and groundwater levels in the San Pedro basin to individual water budgets and the abundance and diversity of animals in riparian ecosystems. This will be accomplished using a diverse set of methods in community and physiological ecology including lab and field measurement of metabolic and water use rates and large scale field experiments involving invertebrate and vertebrate animals. Thus there is ample opportunity for the successful candidate to expand knowledge and toolsets into the related fields of eco-physiology and eco-hydrology. The selected applicant will: 1. Spearhead and coordinate a large scale, replicated field experiment designed to ascertain the role of groundwater in determining patterns of abundance, interaction strength, and trophic structure of animals in above-ground food webs in desert floodplains. 2. Collect and analyze samples of all members of the riparian food web for energy content (via calorimetry) and water content (via gravimetric methods). 3. Learn lab methods related to analyzing the composition of stable isotopes of water (2H and 18O) in body waters of animals. 4. Advise and manage a large team of undergraduate and graduate personnel in rugged field conditions during a spring-summer field research program 5. Perform essential administrative duties associated with the project, including financial reporting, progress reports and project collaboration 6. Actively publish in scientific journals, present research at society meetings, and interact regularly with other faculty in related fields at ASU. The successful applicant will be advised by Dr. John Sabo and work closely with partners at ASU (Jon Harrison, Senior Personnel on award) and staff at the Gray Hawk Nature Center, a non-profit K-12 environmental education NGO who provide us with access to our primary field site. Qualifications: PhD in ecology, environmental physiology, ecohydrology or related field. Applicants must exhibit strong quantitative and communication skills, demonstrated ability to publish in peer-reviewed journals, and a proven record of leadership and ability to coordinate large research programs. Salary: $36k annually plus benefits; funded for 1-2 years contingent on performance and funding. To apply email a cover letter that addresses your interest, experience (in response to the requirements stated above) and future career goals, curriculum vitae, most relevant (3) publications (PDF), and contact information for at least three references to: Dr. John Sabo, School of Life Sciences, Arizona State University at John.L.Sabo@asu.edu. Closing date: January 31, 2011. Start Date: April, 2011. Posted: 1/14/11.

Ecology: Several multi-year postdoctoral positions in ecology are available in the research group of Jonathan Levine at ETH Zurich, beginning summer 2011. In collaboration with Levine, the successful candidate will develop a project combining empirical and theoretical approaches to explore questions in plant population and community ecology. The research focus is flexible and those with plant, non-plant, or theoretical backgrounds are encouraged to apply. Research in the Levine group focuses on two general problems: (1) the maintenance of species diversity in communities and (2) the determinants of the success and impacts of biological invasions. Current coexistence projects explore how individual variation influences the outcome of competitive interactions, the effect of fluctuating climate on plant coexistence, and the role of plant pathogens in shaping community composition. Current invasions projects explore the role of landscape patchiness in influencing the spread of exotic species, how invasions alter the connectivity among native populations, and the importance of phenology for the outcome of plant invasions. All projects combine empirical approaches with mathematical theory to achieve their aims. The applicant will have the opportunity to conduct fieldwork in Europe, California, and elsewhere. Work-related interactions will be in English. The quality of life in Zurich is among the highest in the world, and the postdoctoral salary at ETH more than compensates for the high cost of living. Excellent research groups at ETH Zurich and the adjacent University of Zurich offer numerous opportunities for interaction and collaboration. Your application includes a research statement including one to two paragraphs describing the type of projects of interest, a curriculum vitae, and the contact information for three references. Application review will begin February 1, 2011, and continue until the position is filled. For questions, please contact Jonathan Levine at levine@lifesci.ucsb.edu. Apply online. Posted: 12/17/10.

Plant Ecology: The working group for Plant Ecology at the University of Tübingen is looking for a Post-doctoral Research Assistant (Tariff 13 TV-L)for Plant Ecology, for an initial period of three years, with the possibility of an extension. The applicant is expected to develop and conduct own research projects, including supervision of graduate and undergraduate students. In addition, the position includes teaching duties in Ecology and Evolution of plants equivalent to 4 hours per week during the semester. The position is thus similar to that of an assistant professor. We are looking for an ecologist with excellent theoretical knowledge in the field of plant ecology, with a focus on population- and community ecology of plants and experience in a wide range of methods. The candidate should hold a Ph.D. in ecology, conservation biology or a related field, Postdoctoral experience is highly welcome. We expect the candidate to develop her/his research agenda in collaboration with our group. We are mainly working on biotic interactions within the framework of global change and with a focus on evolutionary questions (see Department of Plant Ecology). The candidate should have a strong conceptual approach to ecological questions and should have a profound knowledge of biostatistics and experimental design. In addition, botanical knowledge and/or knowledge in mathematical modeling is welcome. Please send applications including a letter of interest, a short vision of research concept and teaching philosophy, CV including list of publications and potential teaching experience, as well as names and addresses of at least three references to Prof. Dr. Katja Tielbörger (katja.tielboerger@uni-tuebingen.de, to whom also inquiries should be addressed. Deadline for applications is January 25, 2011 or until position is filled. Posted: 11/29/10.

[position filled] Lecturer in Ecology and Evolution: New Jersey Institute of Technology. Applications are invited for a University Lecturer Position in the Department of Biological Sciences with expertise in Ecology and Evolution. The Department offers BS, BA, MS, and PhD degrees, with tracks in the PhD program in Cell and Molecular Biology, Ecology and Evolution, and Computational Biology. The successful candidate will teach up to 12 credit hours per semester, including “Foundations of Ecology and Evolution,” and additional courses within the candidate’s area of expertise. The University reserves the right to substitute equivalent education and/or experience at its discretion. Qualifications: MS required, PhD Preferred; University teaching experience highly desirable; Demonstrable knowledge of use of technology to support instruction; Demonstrable teaching abilities, organizational skills, and staff management abilities. At the university's discretion, the education and experience prerequisites may be excepted where the candidate can demonstrate to the satisfaction of the university and the SPHS Leadership Council an equivalent combination of education and experience specifically preparing the candidate for success in the position. To Apply: Email curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, and the names and contact information of three references to: Karen Roach. Position will remain open until filled. Posted: 4/4/11.

Ecology and Evolutionary Biology: The Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Toronto invites applications for Departmental Postdoctoral Fellowships in the areas of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, broadly defined. One position is available this year, and we expect that another will become available next year through an ongoing EEB Postdoctoral Fellowship Program. Positions may continue for two years, subject to review after one year, and can begin as early as July 1, 2011. The salary starts at $40k per year, with research expenses covered by the Postdoctoral Advisor. The Fellow will be a fully participating member in the Department. Candidates must identify and communicate with a potential advisor (or advisors) in advance of the application process. All full-time faculty members at the St. George (downtown) campus of the University of Toronto are eligible to serve as advisors (see www.eeb.utoronto.ca/postdoc for a list of potential supervisors). Opportunities for teaching in an upper level course may be available, if the candidate wishes to teach. To apply, applicants should first contact and obtain the agreement of a faculty advisor (or co-advisors). Afterwards, applicants should submit a cover letter clearly indicating the proposed faculty advisor(s), a curriculum vitae, copies of 2 publications, and a short (1-3 pages) description of past research accomplishments and future research plans. Applicants should include names and e-mail addresses of two potential referees. Applicants should also indicate the date they will be available to begin the position. All application materials must be submitted as PDF's in a single email to: Elizabeth Rentzelos (chairsec.eeb@utoronto.ca). Review of applications will begin on Feb. 1, 2011. The University of Toronto is a leading academic institution in Canada with over 60 faculty members specializing in ecology and evolution. Strong links exist between the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and the Royal Ontario Museum, the Centre for Global Change, the Centre for Environment, and the Faculty of Forestry. The University owns a nearby field station dedicated to ecological research (the Koffler Scientific Reserve. The department also has a partnership with the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources that helps provide access to infrastructure, including lab facilities in Algonquin Provincial Park, funding, and long-term data sets. Genomic analyses are supported by the Centre for the Analysis of Genome Evolution and Function. Posted: 12/7/10.

Plant Biology: As part of a collaborative program in Plant Biology and Conservation at Northwestern University (NU) and the Chicago Botanic Garden (CBG), a full-time joint position is available as Research Scientist and Lecturer in Plant Biology. The individual will maintain an active research program and work in the new state of the art labs in the Daniel F. and Ada L. Rice Plant Conservation Science Center at CBG, and will also have access to research-support facilities at NU. The individual will also teach undergraduate courses in the Program in Biological Sciences at NU. Courses will be focused on the individual’s area of expertise. Applicants should have a PhD in botany, biology, or a related field. While the area of expertise is open, we encourage applications from people with expertise in plant physiology, genomics, landscape ecology, and ethnobotany/phytochemistry. Experience teaching in a university setting is highly desirable. A demonstrated enthusiasm for instructing students with diverse educational backgrounds is necessary. The individual will be directly employed by CBG but will hold an appointment at NU. Review of applications will begin on November 15, 2010 and the position will start in September 2011. To apply, please send application materials to Susan Black, 2205 Tech Dr., 2-144 Hogan, Evanston, IL 60208 or via e-mail to seb451@northwestern.edu. If sending via e-mail include “CBG/NU position” in subject line. Applications should include a Cover Letter, CV, Research Statement, Teaching Statement, and 3 letters of recommendation. Posted: 9/17/10.

Rare Plant Ecologist: Alberta Innovates – Technology Futures. This position is responsible for developing and testing monitoring methods for assessing the status and trends for rare plant species in Alberta. In addition, this position will be part of a collaborative team, including staff from AITF and ABMI, to develop and complete monitoring and research projects. The successful candidate will be involved in study design, data collection and field work; however the focus will be on research and monitoring project development and summarizing, analyzing and interpreting data on a variety of plant species and habitat features. Integrating this data with information from other sources and applying the results to support public policy, natural resource management and environmental stewardship across Alberta will also be required. Candidates require a post graduate degree in plant ecology or a related discipline (Ph.D. preferred) with relevant experience in resource management and uncommon and listed plant species in Alberta and some background in community ecology. GIS skills would be an asset. The individual must be able to work and conduct research independently as well as part of a multi-disciplinary team. The ideal candidate will have strong analytical and statistical skills and must have excellent interpersonal and communication skills. The candidate also requires a valid driver’s license. Candidates will be required to undergo a security screening. This is a temporary position with a very good possibility of extension. The successful candidate will spend half of their time at AITF in Vegreville and half of their time at ABMI in Edmonton. This competition will remain open until a suitable candidate is hired. If you are interested in the challenge of contributing to our growth, please submit your resume (Word format preferred) to Competition #2321 at Current Opportunities. Posted: 5/19/11.

Plant Ecology: I am seeking a postdoctoral assistant to join my new group at the University of Konstanz in Germany. My group will focus on questions related to invasive plants, rare plants, responses of plants to global change, phenotypic plasticity and adaptation, and pollination and reproduction. The University of Konstanz is one of the nine Universities of Excellence in the Federal Republic of Germany, and is located on a small campus in the forests just outside the beautiful university town of Konstanz at the shore of Lake Constance. Duties: - Assisting me in building-up a plant-ecology lab - Research on one of the topics mentioned above - Teaching and supervision of students (4 hr a week during the semester). Requirements: - A PhD degree and two or more years of postdoctoral experience in plant ecology. - Experience with one or more of the following approaches, large (multi-species) experiments, database studies and meta-analyses. - Experience in using molecular markers. - Strong statistical skills - A strong publication record The salary will be at scale 13 TV-L . If you are interested in this position, please, send a single PDF or Word document, including a letter of application, a CV, a list of publications and the contact details of three references, to vkleunen@ips.unibe.ch before 30 November 2010. The preferred starting date is 1 February 2011. Initially the position will be for a period of four years, but extension is possible. For more information, contact Mark van Kleunen at vkleunen@ips.unibe.ch. Posted: 11/16/10.

Plant ecology, evolution, and conservation: A Postdoctoral position is available at the Center for Conservation and Sustainable Development (CCSD) of the Missouri Botanical Garden (MBG) to participate in ongoing projects about determinants of plant diversity (alfa, beta, and gamma diversity) and size of species geographic ranges, the effects of climate change on plants spatial distribution, and the conservation status of plant species. The post holder will also be expected to develop new projects by integrating into spatial analyses plant data contained in the MBG’s herbarium and TROPICOS database with other types of information such as quantitative local vegetation inventories (i.e., plant plots), phylogenies, and geographic environmental data. Applicants should have excellent writing and communications skills as well as an eagerness to produce and publish scientific results. Candidates should have a strong background in one or more of the following fields: ecology, evolution, systematics, spatial analysis, inferential statistics, or bioinformatics. Applicants should furthermore have experience with one or more of the following tools: the R statistical environment, ESRI software or species distribution models. Computer simulation skills are particularly desirable. Fluency in Spanish is a plus. The Postdoctoral fellow will be based in St. Louis where a vibrant community of systematists, ecologists, and evolutionary biologists interact through partnerships among MBG, Washington University, University of Missouri-St. Louis and Saint Louis University. Funding for this position is available for two years, extendable to three years subject to review after one year. The starting annual salary range is anticipated to be between $30-34k plus a comprehensive benefits package. To be considered, applicants should apply on-line, and submit a brief statement of research interests, a CV, copies of relevant publications or manuscripts, and three letters of recommendation from people familiar with their research to tracy.breckenridge[at]mobot.org before 31st October 2010. Posted: 9/15/10.

Ecology of Invasive Species in the Arid SW: We have three years of funding for a postdoc to work on a collaborative project between Iowa State University and Rutgers University Newark. The research is centered on the study of the spread of invasive species into intershrub areas of the Mojave and Sonora Deserts, examining the role they might play in enhancing fire risk. Our aims are (a) to gain an understanding of the landscape-scale population dynamics of fire promoting and fire retarding plant species; (b) to test the novel hypothesis that once fire becomes important, naturally formed islands of fertility will break down and a negative feedback will enhance fire even further; (c) to apply the results through the development of spatially explicit simulation models, which will be used in exploring management practices designed to help restore the original environmental pattern of islands of fertility in a low-nutrient matrix and therefore prevent future wildfires; and (d) to understand the effects of non-native plant species on fire regimes and their interdependence with future climate scenarios as predicted by current General Circulation Models (more information). The postdoc will be working at Rutgers Newark and will head the field experimental effort at two desert sites (Arizona and California) both on US military installations. Due to access limitations the potential postdoc MUST HAVE US CITIZENSHIP. Experience in experimental plant ecology under field conditions is required. A background in desert ecology and population ecology is a plus. The successful candidate will be part of team working in a remote desert setting. Anticipated start date is August or September 2010. For further information contact Dr. Claus Holzapfel (holzapfe@andromeda.rutgers.edu). Qualified applicants should send, via e-mail, a curriculum vitae and a statement of research interests and names and contact of three references. Posted: 5/12/11.

[position filled] Grassland Community and Invasion Ecology: Postdoctoral Position in the School of Environmental Sciences, University of Guelph, Ontario, Canada. Canadian citizenship/permanent residence status is not a requirement for this position. Funding is available through April 2014. We are seeking a postdoctoral research associate to join an ongoing study of the effects of invasion by grass species used for biofuel production, on the community and ecosystem dynamics of temperate grasslands. The successful candidate will assess how experimental introductions affect community composition and ecosystem functioning, and will have the opportunity to develop collaborative research using the established study sites, or to address other novel questions related this general theme. In addition to participating in and supervising data collection, the incumbent will also be responsible for data analysis and manuscript preparation. Applicants must have (or be close to finishing) a PhD in community or ecosystem ecology, grassland ecology, plant biology or a related field, as well as experience publishing manuscripts in peer-reviewed journals. Experience with plant identification, vegetation analysis, and studying community dynamics and biogeochemical processes is desirable. Please contact either Lauren Quinn (ldquinn@illinois.edu) or Jonathan Newman (jonathan.newman@uoguelph.ca) if you have questions about the position. Review of applications will begin on July 20th and continue until the position has been filled. To apply, please email a cover letter explaining your interest and match for the position, a curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information for three referees to both Jonathan and Lauren. Posted: 4/11/11.

Savanna Ecology: The Department of Global Ecology, Carnegie Institution for Science seeks postdoctoral research applicants with expertise in applied savanna biogeochemistry, ecology, or biodiversity science. The applicant will work primarily with regional ecological data produced by the Carnegie Airborne Observatory for the Kruger National Park in South Africa, along with field and satellite data. Additional research opportunities in South Africa and Madagascar may be available as well. Applicants must demonstrate a working knowledge of savanna ecosystems, and preference will be given to individuals with added experience in the use of remote sensing data for applied ecological research. The successful applicant will be based in the Department of Global Ecology, located at 260 Panama Street on the campus of Stanford University. Applicants should send a letter of interest and curriculum vitae to Dr. Greg Asner at gpa@stanford.edu no later than March 1, 2011. Posted: 1/5/11.

Savanna Dynamics: We seek a postdoctoral research associate to participate in a study of savanna dynamics in the southeastern U.S. The postdoctoral research associate will participate in an investigation of the effects of fire-vegetation feedbacks on savanna structure and on transitions between savannas, grasslands, and forests. The project has theoretical and empirical components and we are especially interested in candidates that have interests in both of these areas. The postdoctoral research associate will assume a leading role in the project, working collaboratively with the PI, a collaborating PI, and other members of the lab. We seek candidates with strong quantitative skills in statistical modeling and/or programming, interest or experience in utilization of remotely sensed data (e.g., satellite imagery) to assess vegetation change, willingness to participate in periodic field work in the Everglades and northern Florida, and evidence of research productivity. The position will be located in the lab of Dr. Brian Beckage in the Department of Plant Biology at the University of Vermont, located in Burlington, Vermont. The initial salary will be between $35-40k per year depending on experience and includes health benefits. The initial appointment will be for one year, but can be extended for a second year or longer, dependent on performance and availability of funds. The position is available beginning in January 2011, but there is some flexibility in the start date. Applications will be considered until the position is filled. Minimum qualifications include a Ph.D. in ecology, environmental science, geography, or other related fields, primary publications in refereed English language journals, fluency in written and spoken English, and the ability to work cooperatively with the PI and other members of the lab. To apply for this position, please email a cover letter, research statement, CV, and contact information for three persons willing to serve as references to Dr. Brian Beckage at Brian.Beckage@uvm.edu. Please send these documents in pdf format, with a subject line of 'Postdoctoral Position', and indicate a preferred start date in your cover letter. Please contact Brian Beckage at Brian.Beckage@uvm.edu if you have any additional questions regarding this position. Posted: 11/15/10.

Quantitative Historical Ecology: Postdoctoral Research Fellow, School of Biological Sciences, University of Queensland, Brisbane, AUSTRALIA. Excellent Opportunity for post-doctoral researcher to work in a stimulating research team environment. The School of Biological Sciences is one of the largest Schools of this type in Australia with 47 full-time academic staff. The School provides unique opportunities for study or research in plant and animal biology with research programs spanning ecology, molecular plant sciences, marine biology, entomology, and genetics & evolution. The successful applicant will undertake research on historical documents and source materials, use statistical analysis of complex observational data sets (e.g. fisheries data and logbooks), and may be involved in anthropological interviews, historical ecology, and meta-analyses to (1) assess and quantify changes in the distribution and abundance of tropical Australian marine animals over decadal to centennial time scales and (2) determine links between social history and changing tropical marine environments. Applicants should possess PhD qualification in quantitative ecology, historical ecology, marine palaeobiology, or fisheries management and appropriate publication of your previous work. You should also have a strong desire to develop a successful and highly-productive research career, excellent research skills, with strong statistical, mathematical, or modelling background, very good writing abilities, and the capacity to work with multidisciplinary research teams. The remuneration package will be in the range of $51-70k p.a., plus employer superannuation contributions of 17%. This is a full-time, fixed term appointment for 2 years at Academic Level A, with a possibility of extension to 3 years. See the full position description for more information, including instructions for applying. To discuss the role contact Prof. John Pandolfi or email j.pandolfi@uq.edu.au. Send applications to Scott Tucker, School of Biological Sciences, The University of Queensland, St Lucia, Qld 4072, or email s.tucker2@uq.edu.au Applications Close: 21 January 2011. Reference No: 3019857. Posted: 11/24/10.

Botanist: USDA Forest Service, GS-430-11, Klamath National Forest, Yreka, CA. The Vacancy Announcement is available on USAJOBS, search for ADS11-R5-KLSO-02892G (federal employees) or ADS11-R5-KLSO-02892DP (All U.S. citizens). Applications for this position are being processed through Avue Digital Services. Even if you have developed a resume in USAJOBS, you will need to access this on-line system to complete the application process through Avue. The following are the vacancy announcement number(s) to which you should apply, including a link.. For further information on the duties and responsibilities of the position, you may contact Sue Stresser at (530) 841-4538 or sstresser@fs.fed.us. Deadline: February 2, 2011. Posted: 1/7/11.

Quantitative Ecologist: The National Park Service, Southwest Alaska Inventory & Monitoring Network (SWAN), is advertising for a quantitative ecologist to be based out of the NPS Regional Office in Anchorage, Alaska. This position serves as biometrician for the NPS-Southwest Alaska Network, Inventory & Monitoring (I&M) program. The successful candidate will be responsible for the following: (1) Provide professional guidance and statistical oversight in the design and implementation of protocols for long-term ecological monitoring, and assist I&M resource specialists with the analysis and reporting of complex field data sets (wildlife, fish, vegetation, etc.) for trend detection. (2) Ensure that sampling designs meet study objectives, are statistically valid and cost effective, and provide interpretations valuable to park managers and/or to the greater scientific community. (3) Use advanced statistical models (e.g., Bayesian hierarchical models, generalized linear models, occupancy models, etc.) to analyze temporally and/or spatially correlated data sets; to estimate trends, covariate effects and associated parameters; and to conduct diagnostic assessment of model assumptions. Use computationally-intensive methods (e.g., bootstrap resampling, Markov Chain Monte Carlo simulations) for parameter estimation and measures of uncertainty. (4) Provide technical expertise and assistance in the fields of population dynamics, habitat dynamics, population estimation, detection probability, distance sampling, spatial statistics, and/or ecosystem modeling. (5) Use Structured Decision Making tools (e.g., Bayesian networks) to evaluate alternative management actions associated with ecological indicators. Apply statistical concepts and innovative techniques to the evaluation and resolution of wildlife, fish, plant, and habitat resource questions. (6) Collaborate with Network Coordinators, I&M resource specialists, and park natural resources field staff on the preparation of project proposals, reports, and publications. Review reports, conduct training workshops, and represent the Alaska I&M Program on regional, national or international workgroups or committees. Applications will be accepted through June 10, 2011, at USAJOBS: Ecologist or Statistician. Contact Michael Shephard, SWAN program manager, with questions (Michael_Shephard@nps.gov; Tel.: 907-644-3681). Posted: 5/17/11.

Quantitative Plant Ecologist: U.S. Forest Service PNW Research Station, Wenatchee Forestry Sciences Lab, Wenatchee, WA. GS-408-09 Quantitative Plant Ecologist Outreach is being conducted through May 6, 2011. The Pacific Northwest Research Station anticipates advertising and filling a full-time, temporary, Quantitative Plant Ecologist position at the GS-9 level. The position will be located at the Wenatchee Forestry Sciences Laboratory in Wenatchee, Washington. The position is funded for six months during 2011 (June-December). The successful candidate will work with Forest Service scientists to develop study plans, conduct field studies, analyze ecological datasets, and report research results in the fields of forestry, plant ecology and fire ecology. Some fieldwork, field crew supervision, and/or field study leadership may be required. Research topics include: 1) prescribed fire effects on vegetation dynamics in oak savannas and woodlands; 2) forest growth responses to climatic variability and change; 3) restoration of ecosystem structure and function in fire-prone forest and savanna ecosystems; and 4) ecology and management of forests and rangelands following high severity wildfire. The preferred starting date is June 27, 2011. The pay rate is $22.74 per hour. We are looking for an individual who is professionally trained in the principles and practices of plant ecology, forestry, and fire ecology; is proficient in statistical analyses of large, complex, ecological datasets; has good botanical skills, including field identification of Pacific Northwest plant species; and has demonstrated strong oral and written communication skills. This is just a pre-announcement. If you are interested in this position, please send your name and contact information (including e-mail address) to Dave W. Peterson either electronically (davepeterson@fs.fed.us) or by regular mail (PNW Research Station, 1133 N. Western Ave., Wenatchee, WA 98801). Individuals who respond to this notice will be notified of the vacancy announcement for the position when it opens. The vacancy announcement for this position, when open, will be posted at USAJobs. Please note that you must be a US citizen to be considered for this position. Posted: 8/27/10, revised: 5/4/11.

Macroecology, quantitative ecology, and ecoinformatics: Ethan White's lab at Utah State University is looking for a postdoc to collaborate on research studying approaches for unifying macroecological patterns (e.g., species abundance distributions and species-area relationships) and predicting variation in these patterns using ecological and environmental variables. The project aims to 1) evaluate the performance of models that link ecological patterns by using broad scale data on at least three major taxonomic groups (birds, plants, and mammals); and 2) combine models with ecological and environmental factors to explain continental scale variation in community structure. Models to be explored include maximum entropy models, neutral models, fractal based models, and statistical models. The postdoc will also be involved in an ecoinformatics initiative developing tools to facilitate the use of existing ecological data. There will be ample opportunity for independent and collaborative research in related areas of macroecology, community ecology, theoretical ecology, and ecoinformatics. The postdoc will benefit from interactions with researchers in Dr. White's lab, the Weecology Interdisciplinary Research Group, and with Dr. John Harte's lab at the University of California Berkeley. Applicants from a variety of backgrounds including ecology, mathematics, statistics, physics and computer science are encouraged to apply. The position is available for 1 year with the possibility for renewal depending on performance. The start date is flexible. Applications will be considered starting on March 7th, 2011. Go to the USU job page to see the full advertisement and to apply. Posted: 2/23/11.

Ecology: Applications are invited for a postdoctoral research position in the laboratory of Jason Rohr, Department of Integrative Biology, University of South Florida (Tampa, FL). Candidates should have an interest in climate change, disease, pollution, and/or landscape alterations and modeling or GIS experience is preferred but not necessary. We are ultimately looking for the most promising and productive candidate whose skills most complement our present research team. This position offers great flexibility in developing specific research projects. The start date is flexible, but the sooner the postdoc can start the better. This is a one year position with the possibility of renewal. Applicants should send a cover letter, CV, brief statement of research interests (<2 pages), and list of references (preferably as a single pdf) to Jason Rohr (jasonrohr@gmail.com) with the subject line of the email reading “Postdoc Application (insert last name)”. For example: Postdoc Application Smith. The closing date for this position is September 17, 2010 or until the position is filled. Jason Rohr will be attending the Ecological Society of America meeting in Pittsburgh, PA from 2-5 August and would be happy to meet interested applicants then. Please contact him through email (jasonrohr@gmail.com) before or during the conference if you are interested in meeting. Posted: 7/29/10.

Plant Ecology: A Postdoctoral Research Associate position is available in the Knight Lab at Washington University in St. Louis. The successful candidate will develop a collaborative research program with Tiffany Knight and lab members on the topic(s) of population ecology of invasive plants, plant-animal interactions and/or plant conservation and restoration ecology. Choice of field sites for the research is flexible, but should be primarily based at one or more of the lab’s existing field sites, including sites in Northern California, Hawaii, Illinois, Missouri, and in particular, Washington University’s Tyson Research Center (www.tyson.wustl.edu) (and nearby natural areas) just outside of Saint Louis, Missouri. In addition to developing a collaborative research program, the successful applicant for this position will participate in co-instruction of two undergraduate seminar courses that meet weekly during the spring semester (Practical Skills in Environmental Biology Research and Biodiversity Conservation), and will incorporate undergraduate research interns into their research program. Funding for salary and modest research expenses is available for one year with the possibility of extension for a second (or even third) year. Start date is flexible, but preferably January 2011. Applications will begin to be considered on August 13, but will be accepted until the position is filled; candidates are encouraged to send an email indicating interest in the position as soon as possible. Candidates interested talking more about our research can meet with current post-docs Eleanor Pardini (epardini@wustl.edu) and/or Laura Burkle (burkle@wustl.edu) at the Ecological Society of America meeting in Pittsburgh. To apply, please send your CV, a succinct statement of research interests focusing on collaborative projects that could be conducted while working at Washington University, and names and contact information of three references to: Tiffany Knight (tknight@wustl.edu). Posted: 7/29/10.

Integrative Biology: The Section of Integrative Biology at the University of Texas at Austin invites applications for a Postdoctoral Fellow in Integrative Biology. This subject area is broadly defined to include evolution, ecology, and behavior. The Fellow will be expected to conduct an independent high-quality research program that intersects with the interests of two or more faculty in the Section. In addition, one semester per year the Fellow will co-teach an undergraduate course on Research Methods, as part of the UTeach program for training K-12 science teachers. The position is for two years, subject to annual review. The Fellow is requested to start work at the University of Texas by August 2011. There is an annual salary of $40k with an additional $10k per year in research support for travel, equipment, or supplies. We particularly encourage applications from candidates that have recently completed, or will soon complete, their Ph.D. Candidates are encouraged to contact potential faculty sponsors prior to applying. Applicants should electronically submit a single pdf file containing the following, in order: 1) Coverletter, including proposed faculty sponsors (max 1 page) 2) CV 3) Statement of research accomplishments (maximum 2 pages). 4) Statement describing the candidate's proposed research for the duration of this postdoctoral position (maximum 2 pages). 5) Statement describing the candidate's teaching experience and philosophy (maximum 2 pages) 6) Copies of 2 publications 7) List of three references, with contact information (email, telephone, and mailing address). We will request letters directly from these references, after identifying top candidates. The application pdf file should be emailed to ibjob@austin.utexas.edu, with a subject line "IB Postdoc Application: <YOUR NAME>". Applications must be received by January 17. For questions about this position, please send an email to IBPostdoc@mail.utexas.edu, or contact a prospective faculty mentor in the department. Posted: 12/1/10.

Research Statistician: Applications are being accepted through 20 September 2010 for a Research Statistician position in the Biometrics Research Program at the US Geological Survey Alaska Science Center, Anchorage, Alaska. The incumbent will be primarily responsible for collaborating on the development and application of statistical methods for modeling spatial and temporal dynamics of wildlife populations, with results to be published in peer-reviewed journals. The initial assignment will focus on integrating models of walrus bioenergetics and population dynamics in a Bayesian hierarchical framework. There will be opportunities for additional research on applications of statistical methods within the context of the broad biological research programs of the Alaska Science Center relating to wildlife in marine, freshwater and terrestrial ecosystems of Alaska and neighboring countries. This is a permanent position (subject to a one-year probation period for new federal employees) to be filled at the GS-12 or 13 level ($75-116k/year, including Cost of Living Allowance/Locality Pay), with promotion potential to the GS-15 level. For further information or to apply, search for Announcement Number WR-2010-0465 at http://www.usajobs.gov/. Closes: September 20, 2010. Posted: 8/24/10.

Biological Statistics: The Forest and Rangeland Ecosystem Science Center of the US Geological Survey will be hiring a full-time, permanent scientist to provide original research and technical support to natural resource managers of the Western US. We are seeking Geospatial Survey Statistician to develop and test research strategies to address the effects of anthropogenic disturbances, especially wind energy development. Qualified candidates will possess knowledge of survey statistics, quantitative ecology, Bayesian statistics, power analysis, monitoring and assessment design, and/or geospatial statistics. The scientist will develop robust, cost-effective, statistically defensible methods of environmental monitoring to detect changes in wildlife populations, habitats, and/or ecosystems. The scientist will participate in a collaborative, integrative and adaptive research program that provides scientifically-based analysis and modeling, synthesis, and decision support to strategic conservation actions. The scientist's leadership responsibilities include research design, study implementation, data analysis, and report preparation. Duties also may include overseeing technicians, graduate students, post-doctoral students and others to assist in conducting the scientist's research program. Please see education and experience requirements in the full vacancy announcement. Salary range (GS12) is $68-89k per year. Federal benefits packages are available. This position will be located in either Boise, ID or Corvallis, OR. The announcement for Supervisory Research Biological Statistician, GS-0408-12, at Boise, ID or Corvallis, OR, will close on 9-15-10. The announcement #s are: WR-2010-0518 (all US citizens), WR-2010-0527 (merit promotion). Please let all interested applicants know that they must COMPLETELY SUBMIT their applications (resume and vacancy questionnaire) via USAJOBS by Midnight EASTERN time on Wed., September 15, 2010. Posted: 8/20/10.

Biometrician (Statistician or Ecologist): U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, Fairbanks, AK. Applications are being accepted through 13 August for the position of assistant Regional Refuge Biometrician with the Natural Resources branch of the US Fish & Wildlife Service. The position is located in Fairbanks, Alaska, and will work closely with the Regional Refuge Biometrician in Anchorage to oversee the statistical quality of all Refuge ecological programs and provides assistance with design, analysis, review and recommendation to the Natural Resource staff. The position is a GS-11/12 with a salary range of $62-97k/year (base salary of $52-82k/year + 19% cost of living allowance). Applicants may apply as either an Ecologist (GS-0408 job series) or a Statistician (GS-1530 job series). Details on the position, benefits, application procedures and requirements are available via usajobs.gov. Search for the position listing (below) for your choice of qualifying job series and if you qualify for federal merit promotion (i.e., are already a federal employee). R7-10-369699-MA (DEU Ecologist Biometrician), R7-10-368520-MA (Merit Promotion Ecologist Biometrician), R7-10-369699-MA (DEU Statistician Biometrician), R7-10-368520-MA (Merit Promotion Statistician Biometrician). Closes: 8/13/10. Posted: 7/26/10.

Ecology and Evolution of Parasite-Host Interactions: Postdoc at the University of South Florida, Tampa, Department of Integrative Biology. I am seeking a postdoctoral candidate to be a part of a diverse research program involving: the ecology and evolutionary biology of parasite-host interactions (including plant-insect interactions); macroevolutionary and coevolutionary theory; invasive biology; ecological statistics; and meta-analysis. The successful candidate will have excellent field/lab based skills, and/or strong analytical skills (e.g., simulation or analytical modeling). I am expecting the candidate to collaborate closely with me on several research objectives -- one of the objectives will be field and lab based research on palm trees and the invasive red palm mite (Raoiella indica). Another objective is developing statistical methods for meta-analysis. The candidate must hold a Ph.D. in a relevant field, and be able to provide references testifying to the following skills: (1) field/lab and/or analytical skills, (2) an ability to work with others, including mentoring of undergraduates, and (3) a commitment to productivity and communication of results in publications and contributed talks at national and international meetings. Experience with grant writing is a plus. I currently have 2 years of funding for this position. The University of South Florida, Tampa, affords a high quality of living for people interested in outdoor activities and city life. The university is located blocks away from Busch Gardens, 20-30 minutes way from several beaches, and one hour away from Orlando, FL. Please send the following: (1) a cover letter explaining your interest in the position and abilities with reference to the skills outlined above, and (2) an academic CV. If these materials are competitive, I will ask you to have two letters of reference sent. Start date is flexible but preferably during the summer/fall of 2011. Applications will be considered until April 15th, 2011. Send your cover letter and CV to: Marc Lajeunesse, lajeunesse@usf.edu. Posted: 2/21/11.

Evolutionary Ecology of Host-Parasite Interactions: A postdoctoral position is available in the laboratory of Meghan Duffy at the Georgia Institute of Technology. The successful candidate for this position will be expected to carry out independent research contributing to our understanding of the evolution of hosts and parasites, and how rapid evolution influences ecological host-parasite dynamics. There will also be the potential to develop additional projects building on the strengths, interests, and expertise of the successful candidate. Research will involve using *Daphnia* and their microparasites as a model system, and will involve a combination of field work and lab experiments. Experience in 1) disease ecology and/or 2) evolutionary ecology is expected. Experience working with *Daphnia* would be beneficial, but is not required. The start date for this position is flexible. Funding is available for at least two years, but is contingent on satisfactory progress in year one. Interested individuals should send a CV, a brief description of research and professional goals, and the names and contact information for 3 references to Meghan Duffy by e-mail (duffy@gatech.edu). Review of applications will start on 1 September 2010 and will continue until the position is filled. Posted: 7/20/10.

Evolutionary Ecology of Vegetation: The Westoby ecology and evolution lab at Macquarie University (Sydney, Australia) has opportunity to recruit talented researchers to examine questions pertinent to the "Evolutionary Ecology of Vegetation". We would like to hear from applicants in any of the following areas: · Hydraulics, growth, breakage or nutrient economy compared across plant species. · Evolutionary cost-benefit theory for plant traits. · Quantitative plant anatomy. · Informatics for ecology and evolution. If interested please email Samantha.Newton@mq.edu.au. Send CV, academic record and phone numbers for referees, and indicate briefly for how long you would be interested to join the lab and where it would fit in your research career. Posted: 11/5/10.

Trait/Phylogeny-based Theoretical Forest Community Ecology: The Enquist lab at the University of Arizona is seeking to fill 1-2 a postdoctoral positions to: (i) assess functional, trait, and phylogenetic diversity of tropical and temperate forest communities across broad latitudinal gradients (ii) to assist in developing metabolic scaling theory applied to the functioning and diversity of forest communities. Positions will focus on sampling several tropical and temperate tree communities and developing novel research directions. However, opportunities will also be available to integrate with the larger collaborative NSF Macrosystems project that will also be assessing spatial and temporal patterns of functional, phylogenetic, and genomic diversity of microbial and invertebrate communities within and across each of these sample sites. Support will come from a four-year NSF Macrosystems Ecology grant. The emphasis of the larger grant is to understand the metabolic and functional processes underlying the major spatial and temporal patterns of biodiversity. We seek applicants with expertise in several areas and these may include one or several of the following: (i) plant functional ecology, (ii) trait based methods, (iii) theory/computer modeling, (iv) physiological ecology, (v) phylogenetic approaches, (vi) tropical ecology, and (vii) novel statistical and quantitative approaches. The Enquist lab offers expertise in many of the above areas and will be able to assist in additional training in specific methods of interest to the applicant. Review will start when applications are received and continue until the position is filled. Send letter of application, cv, PDFs of relevant preprints and publications, and e-mails and phone numbers of three references to: Brian J. Enquist, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Arizona via e-mail (benquist@email.arizona.edu). Posted: 4/19/11.

Global Plant Trait Diversity: Research Associate - “Transformative Steps in Plant Data Synthesis: Quantifying and Scaling Global Plant Trait Diversity”. Applications should be made by mid-May, 2011 and we will hire as soon as an appropriate candidate has been found. Requirements: PhD in natural science or applied statistics/mathematics with interest in ecological research. We are seeking for applicants with excellent numerical skills (e.g., handling large datasets, multivariate data analyses, data mining). The Institute on the Environment at the University of Minnesota, USA, and the Max-Planck Institute for Biogeochemistry in Jena, Germany, jointly offer a Post-Doc fellowship on analysing and predicting global pattern of vegetation attributes. [This will result in two, one-year appointments, i.e. the postdoc will be hired by each institute for one year.] The two Institutes are heading an international consortium of plant ecologists, which has developed a global database of plant traits (the TRY database) to support the quantification and scaling of global plant diversity. The Post-Doc position will contribute to the development and application of advanced statistical methods to fill gaps in the data matrix of the TRY database. The filled matrix will be used in combination with environmental information, like remote sensing, eddy covariance data and global species occurrence databases, to predict pattern of key vegetation attributes such as canopy nitrogen content and photosynthetic capacity on global scale. The approaches are highly innovative and will involve the application of numerical methods for gap-filling and spatial interpolation, which have recently been developed at the University of Minnesota, School of Statistics. The successful applicant will work closely with Peter Reich, with computer science/statistics experts (A. Banerjee, S. Chatterjee and/or S. Shekhar) of the University of Minnesota, with Markus Reichstein and Jens Kattge of the Max-Planck Institute for Biogeochemistry in Jena, Germany, and potential with others as appropriate. The project will be a close cooperation with scientists at both institutes, regardless of where the successful candidate is housed at any time during the project. The position will be divided approximately equally between the two institutions. For further information, please contact preich@umn.edu, jkattge@bgc-jena.mpg.de, mreichstein@bgc-jena.mpg.de. Apply online. Applications should be made by mid-May, 2011. Posted: 4/18/11.

Plant Ecology: A Postdoctoral Research Associate position is available in Jean H. Burns' lab at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, OH to develop collaborative research in plant ecology. The focus of the Burns lab is on the mechanisms governing community assembly, with a special focus on invasive plant species and phylogenetic comparative methods. The research program is flexible, but applicants with strengths in plant demography, mycorrhizal interactions, or herbivore defense compounds are especially encouraged to apply, as are applicants with strong quantitative skills. I am looking for a highly motivated Ph.D. with an interest in developing a collaborative research program. Interested applicants should have a Ph.D. in ecology, evolution, or a related field by the start date. I will begin reviewing applications on 1 August 2010. The position may be filled as early as January 2010, but the start date is flexible. Applicants are encouraged to get in touch with me to discuss details of the position. To apply: email a single pdf with a cover letter, CV, brief research statement, and contact information for three professional references to Jean H. Burns at burns@ucdavis.edu. Posted: 7/9/10.

Ecologist: A research ecologist position is available at the USGS Canyonlands Research Station in Moab, UT. The selected scientist would be responsible for developing, promoting, and guiding a research program that focuses on the role of soils in the structure, function, condition, resistance, and resilience of ecosystems to a range of future conditions. This would include and emphasize work on climate change and resource management actions and the interaction between these two factors. Work should give emphasis to deserts of the Southwest, and should integrate and synthesize across multiple disciplines, temporal and spatial scales, and levels of ecological organization. Particular emphasis is placed on research that could help inform management-driven questions spanning the disciplines of soil and plant science at local, regional, national, and global scales. This research will require an integration of multiple aspects of ecology, biology, geology, soil science, geomorphology, and natural history, as well as numerous taxa and communities at many geographic locales. The following foci are especially desirable: how do soil characteristics, soil moisture, and geomorphic settings influence plant performance, plant community distributions and the functioning, resistance, and resilience of plant communities to potential future conditions; what indicators and assessments of dryland soils and ecosystem conditions can be successfully used for future predictions of ecosystem function and management; what are the interactions of climate change and other environmental factors on exotic plant invasion; how do climate variability and land use synergistically affect dryland ecosystems; and what is the efficacy of different restoration and vegetation manipulation techniques. This position offers an exciting opportunity to build a research program with the USGS and to help elucidate how dryland ecosystems function, both now and in the future. A Ph.D. is required. Interested individuals should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and the name and contact information of three references to Jayne Belnap (jayne_belnap@usgs.gov) and Sasha Reed (screed@usgs.gov or mailed to 2290 S.W. Resource Blvd., Moab, UT 84532). Electronic applications are preferred. Please don’t hesitate to contact Dr. Sasha Reed (screed@usgs.gov) with any questions. Posted: 7/8/10.

Fire Ecology: Post-Doctoral Scientist on vegetation responses to changes in fire frequency. We seek a motivated Ph.D. scientist to work on a newly funded project examining community and ecosystem resilience in response to changes in prescribed burn frequency in a Longleaf Pine Ecosystem based at Duke University. The project involves developing a trait-based approach to predicting changes in community composition and carbon and nitrogen cycling across a wetland ecotone using a phenomenological Bayesian multi-level model. Experience with stable isotope methods for assessing plant water use a plus and strong quantitative skills are necessary. Desired start date is June 1. To apply, submit C.V and names of three references to Justin Wright (jw67 at duke.edu). Posted: 3/18/11.

Fire Ecology: University of Colorado-Boulder postdoctoral associate position. Feedbacks and consequences of altered fire regimes in the face of climate and land-use change in Tasmania, New Zealand, and the western U.S. A 2-yr position is available for a postdoctoral associate to join an interdisciplinary long-term research effort on wildfire funded by NSF’s Partnership in International Research and Education (PIRE) program. The project will utilize the similarities and contrasts in fire, climate, and land-use interactions in three settings as a platform for integrated fire-science research and education: Tasmania, New Zealand, and the U.S. Rocky Mountains. A strong candidate will have broad experience in fire ecology, plant community ecology and/or landscape ecology; experience in ecological modeling is a desirable asset. Field research experience, an ability to work in remote locations, and willingness to work in a collaborative setting and adapt to foreign cultures are essential assets. The desired start date is November 1, 2010. Additional information: Biogeography Lab and Wildfire PIRE project. To apply: Candidates should send their CV, a sample of representative publications, a one-page statement of research interests, and the names and contact information of three references. Review of applicants will begin 1 October 2010; the position will remain open until a suitable candidate is found. Application packages (emailed as a single PDF file) should be sent to Dr. Thomas T. Veblen (veblen@colorado.edu). Posted: 9/20/10.

Landscape Fire and Vegetation Dynamics: A postdoctoral research position (Junior Researcher) is available for a spatial ecologist to: (1) scale and model existing plot-level information on fuel loads, restoration treatments, and plant communities (with particular emphasis on threatened and endangered species) to the landscape level; and (2) develop and apply modeling approaches related to fire danger and behavior, and management of native dry forest communities in Hawaii under a variety of restoration and climate change scenarios. We seek a postdoctoral researcher who can combine multiple data sources (plot-based fuel loading and restoration treatments, current and historical plant community composition and structure, potential fire behavior, nonnative ungulate activity, etc.) into models directly applicable to the management of terrestrial ecosystems, including critically endangered plant communities, on Department of Defense installations in Hawaii and throughout the Pacific. Applicants with strong backgrounds in one or more of the following areas are particularly encouraged: statistics; computer programming; modeling; spatial analysis; and fire mapping and modeling. The successful applicant will be part of a team of researchers that is using a suite of field and remote sensing methods to evaluate the potential for restoration to break the nonnative grass/fire cycle in tropical island ecosystems. In addition to the work outlined above, the successful applicant will have some degree of flexibility to develop and pursue their own interests within the larger project. The position will be based at the USDA Forest Service, Institute of Pacific Islands Forestry in Hilo, Hawaii and/or the University of Hawaii at Manoa in Honolulu, Hawaii. The successful candidate will work closely with researchers at the University of Hawaii at Manoa (Dr. Creighton Litton), the USFS (Drs. Susan Cordell and Christian Giardina), the Carnegie Institution (Dr. Gregory Asner) and the University of Puerto Rico at Mayagüez (Dr. Jarrod Thaxton). In addition, the candidate will interact with other postdoctoral researchers, technicians, students and research assistants as part of daily activities related to the project. Responsibilities include scaling plot-based data to the landscape, model development and analysis, presentations at local and national scientific conferences, publishing in peer-reviewed journals, and outreach with environmental management professionals. A Ph.D. in Natural Resource Management, Ecology, Earth System Science, Geography, or equivalent is required. Strong quantitative skills are a must, and familiarity with fire modeling, mapping, and assessment systems is desirable. See job posting at http://www.pers.hawaii.edu/wuh/ (Position #85440T) for more detailed information and to apply. Review of applications will begin October 1, 2010 and continue until the position is filled. Desired start date is November, 2010 or soon thereafter. Inquiries may be sent to litton@hawaii.edu with “Landscape Postdoc Question” in the subject line, or by calling Dr. Creighton M. Litton at 808-956-6004. Posted: 9/15/10.

Landscape/Forest Ecology or Geography: The Center for the Environment at Plymouth State University, invites applications for a two-year term position, with the possibility of an extension under special circumstances, as a postdoctoral teaching associate in the area of Landscape Ecology, Forest Ecology, or Geography starting in Fall 2011 and ending in May of 2013. We are seeking a dynamic, enthusiastic individual who would be encouraged to initiate research throughout the White Mountains region of New Hampshire, and more generally in northern forests, to complement their teaching responsibilities. Candidates with expertise in landscape ecology, ecosystem management, and/or ecosystem service assessment with the background and ability to teach Ecosystem Management and trans-disciplinary approaches for integrating social and natural sciences are encouraged to apply. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, teaching existing graduate courses (three per academic year), working with graduate students, and participating in an active research agenda. Successful candidates should be prepared to work collaboratively with existing faculty in CFE by enhancing existing research projects. Examples of existing projects include social science research to inform the creation of the Newfound Lake Region Watershed Plan, efforts to model and monitor ecological response to climate change in New Hampshire, and continuing research on hydrology in the Hubbard Brook Experimental Forest. Minimum Qualifications: • Ph.D. in Landscape Ecology, Ecology, Environmental Science, Geography, or a closely related field; • Prior teaching and relevant research experience; and • Cutting-edge knowledge of interdisciplinary environmental science that is consistent with the goals of the participating institutions. More information and online application. Posted: 3/29/11.

Landscape Ecology - Water Quality Modeling: Postdoctoral position. The Water Quality Management Branch of the USEPA National Risk Management Research Laboratory (NRMRL) in Cincinnati, Ohio, seeks a landscape ecologist– water quality modeler. The three-year project aims at improving our scientific understanding of the importance of ecosystem services (ES) for sustainable water management in watersheds, in particular how fully functional systems (stream systems, wetlands, forests), green infrastructure (GI) and low impact development (LID) practices can promote sustainable aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems. A Geographic Information System (GIS) will be used for spatial mapping. A nested watershed modeling approach will be used to identify/evaluate sources of point and nonpoint source pollution, determine their overall pollution problems, and explore how increasing ecosystem service values (ESVs) of fully functional ecosystems, GI, and LID at upstream sites may alleviate water issues at downstream sites. Primary responsibilities may include tasks related to ES valuation/mapping (GIS) and numerical modeling of fully functional ecosystems, GI and LID practices for sustainable water management. Tasks include provision of support and expertise in ES valuation/mapping and modeling to NRMRL scientists working on various restoration/rehabilitation, GI, LID rural and urban sustainability projects, using the field data collected from these projects to verify the efficacy of different hydrology and water quality models, and to explore scenario’s. Project mentoring is by Dr. Elly P.H.Best. An application form can be found at http://orise.orau.gov/epa/. The Research Participation Program for NRMRL is administered by the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education. Please reference Project #EPA-NRMRL-WSWRD-2011-02 when calling or writing for information. For additional information and application materials contact: Research Participation Program/NRMRL-RTP, Attn: Betty Bowling, Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education, P.O. Box 117, Oak Ridge, Tennessee 37831-0117, Phone: (865) 576-8503 FAX: (865) 241-5219 e-mail: betty.bowling@orau.org. Posted: 2/4/11.

Arctic Landscape Carbon, Water, and Energy Balance: A new NSF funded project on Carbon, Water, and Energy Balance of the Arctic Landscape will begin at the Ecosystems Center, Marine Biological Laboratory. The project will include one new postdoctoral position with an anticipated start date of January 3, 2012 or shortly thereafter. The long-term goal of this research is to build a regional model of the carbon, water, and energy balance for the North Slope of Alaska in relation to increased fire frequency and climate change. Over the next three years the project will have two core aims: 1. Improve understanding of the recovery of arctic tundra following fire. Field campaigns will assess the carbon, water and energy budgets for fire scars of differing age and in differing arctic landscapes using portable eddy covariance towers and intensive field sampling. 2. Develop post-fire successional models of nutrients, and carbon and energy exchange in arctic tundra, integrate the field data into these models using data assimilation techniques, and use the models in conjunction with remote sensing and GIS data to scale predictions across the North Slope under different fire regimes and changing climate. The postdoctoral associate will be expected to play a significant role in defining the specific spatial modeling approaches to be used, remote sensing and GIS analysis, data assimilation, and model application. Long-term collaborations with other arctic scientists, with international and PanArctic synthesis programs, and with the LTER network will provide additional opportunities. The project will be based at the Ecosystems Center in Woods Hole, Massachusetts, during each winter but will include extensive field research at Toolik Field Station, Alaska, and other arctic sites, in 2012-2014. Qualifications: Candidates must have a PhD in Ecology or related field. The ideal candidate for this position will have a strong background in ecosystem and spatial modeling, data assimilation, remote sensing, and GIS. Required Documents: Resume/CV, Cover Letter, References, Research Goals. Apply online at: https://mbl.simplehire.com. Posted: 5/11/11.

Landscape Ecologist: The Environment and Natural Resources Institute, University of Alaska Anchorage is seeking a Landscape/Ecosystem Ecologist for a 2-3 year postdoctoral position on a Western Alaska LCC-funded project focused on climate-ecosystem processes and their influence on caribou populations in Western Alaska. The goals of this project are to mechanistically link climate, soil N cycling, plant morphological and nutritional phenology, and caribou population dynamics across 5 distinct caribou herds occupying an area of approximately 163,000 km2 in southwestern Alaska and the Alaska Peninsula. The incumbent will conduct and collaborate in a variety of experimental and descriptive ecological studies spanning a range of spatial scales across this region, from the effects of snow on soil biogeochemistry at the square-meter scale to the movements and habitat use of caribou across landscape scales of 100's of km. The postdoctoral fellow will join a team of researchers from the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, the US Fish and Wildlife Service, and the University of Alaska in this multi-disciplinary project. The successful applicant will be expected to assist in supervising graduate and undergraduate students and to assist the PI's with project management. A Ph.D. or previous postdoctoral research experience in landscape ecology, plant community ecology, plant-soil nutrition, remote sensing and geospatial analysis, and/or wildlife habitat ecology is preferred. The project is expected to begin in the summer of 2011 and extend through the summer of 2013. Screening of applicants will begin in June or July of 2011. To be considered please apply to the CAS/Environment and Natural Resources Institute Postdoctoral pool posting #0060111 at http://www.uakjobs.com/. If you have questions, you may contact Dr. Don Spalinger (lead-PI) at afdes@alaska.edu or 907-786-4703 or Dr. Jeff Welker (Co-PI) at afjmw1@uaa.alaska.edu. Posted: 6/13/11.

Landscape Ecology: A PhD or Postdoc is needed for spatial modeling research on an Ecosystem services project (USDA-NIFA). The Department of Entomology, Purdue University seeks a researcher to work on the spatial modeling of biocontrol insects. The successful candidate will be responsible for conducting field work, managing seasonal field workers, and collecting, storing, and identifying insect predators. The insect samples will be used to identify patterns of soybean aphid predator distribution within the agro-ecosystem context to better understand how grassland protected areas and restorations contribute to the protection of soybean yields. Experience with spatially explicit modeling, a valid driver's license, and ability to do field work are essential. Experience with entomological surveys and GIS are advantageous. The assistantship will start in late May or early June 2011. Please contact Dr. Jeff Holland (jdhollan@purdue.edu) or Dr. Helen Rowe (hirowe@asu.edu) for more information. Posted: 12/6/10.

Landscape Ecology: We are seeking an ecologist with expertise in GIS and remote sensing to work on the ecology of anadromous fish, with a focus on species of conservation concern in California. The incumbent will be a member of the Landscape Ecology Team at the NOAA National Marine Fisheries Service Santa Cruz Laboratory on the marine campus of UC Santa Cruz. This is a full-time, permanent position, with a salary range of $67-105k/year. The application period closes 22 December 2010. The official announcement and application instructions (be careful to follow these!) are online at http://www.usajobs.gov/. Search on NMFS-SWC-2011-0007 if you are a US citizen, or NMFS-SWC-2011-0011 if you are eligible for a career or career-conditional appointment. Information about the Landscape Ecology team and the NMFS lab in Santa Cruz can be found at here. Steve Lindley (Steve.Lindley@noaa.gov, 831-420-3921). Posted: 11/30/10.

Landscape Ecology: A permanent research associate position is available to study changes in forest landscape patterns as a consequence of natural and anthropogenic disturbances and generating testable hypotheses on cumulative effects on ecological processes. Non-Canadians may apply. Qualifications: · Recent Ph.D. in landscape ecology, geomtaics, spatial statistics, or closely related discipline · Good understanding of basic ecological processes in forest landscapes · Excellent knowledge of analysis of spatial data, geomatics, and spatial statistics · Sound computing skills · Ability to think independently while adhering to scientific method · Good communication skills. Salary CDN $65–80k. Workplace: Ontario Forest Research Institute, Ministry of Natural Resources, Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, Canada. More details and online application. If you have any questions, please contact: Dr. Ajith H. Perera, Phone: +1(705)946-7426, Email: ajith.Perera@ontario.ca. Deadline - Nov 03, 2010. Posted: 10/15/10.

Landscape Ecology and Soil Ecology: The U.S. Geological Survey Southwest Biological Science Center is recruiting to fill the two Research Ecologist positions listed below (US citizens only). Research Ecologist (Landscape Ecology), GS-0408-13, which may be filled at Moab, Utah; Salt Lake City, Utah or Flagstaff, Arizona. This will support the Southern Rockies LCC.Announcement # WR-2010-0497 for the MP/status announcement andAnnouncement # WR-2010-0498 for the DEU/no-status announcementThe duties of this position will include:• Provides original research and technical support to the Southern Rockies Landscape Conservation Cooperative (SRLCC) and to the natural resource managers of the Western US in the area of landscape ecology.• Provides ecological modeling expertise to support landscape scale analyses and develops new wildlife models for integration into the larger modeling effort using open geospatial standards and service oriented architectural software techniques.• Develops models for diverse wildlife species and plants (e.g., aquatic invertebrates, plants, birds, amphibians. and pollinators) based on published studies or in collaboration with researchers at SBSC and other institutions.• Develops and applies spatially explicit models of species distribution, habitat quality, ecohydrological feedbacks, for ecosystem assessment, monitoring, and planning. This research will provide scientifically-based analysis and modeling, synthesis, and decision support to strategic conservation actions in an iterative, adaptive cycle to assist resource managers to deal with climate change threats and other limiting factors on populations and habitats at a landscape scale.• Prepares scientific reports for publication in scientific journals and for presentation at scientific conferences and organizations.• Conducts research both as a team leader and as a team member. Initiates research efforts and will be the primary person responsible for data analysis, interpretation, and reporting. Also is responsible for communicating results and management implications to resource managers, the scientific community, and the public. Center Contact: Kate Kitchell (928-556-7194, kkitchell@usgs.gov) Research Ecologist (Soils), GS-0408-13, which may be filled at Moab, Utah, or Flagstaff, ArizonaAnnouncement # WR-2010-0499 for the MP/status announcement and Announcement # WR-2010-0500 for the DEU/no-status announcement. The duties of this position will include:• Develops, promotes, and guides a research program that focuses on the role of soils in the structure, function, condition, resistance, and resilience of dryland ecosystems in the context of a range of current and future conditions. This includes the influences of climate change and management actions as well as the interaction between these two factors as ecosystem drivers. • Studies many aspects of ecology, biology, geology, soil science, geomorphology, and natural history, as well as numerous taxa and communities at many geographic locales. The scope of research may include, (but is not limited to) topics such as understanding how environmental factors, especially soils, soil moisture, and geomorphic settings, influence plant performance, plant community distributions, and the resistance, and resilience of plant communities to potential future conditions; and effectiveness of different restoration and vegetation manipulation techniques.• Work will emphasize deserts of the Southwest in order to enhance understanding of dryland ecosystems by integrating and synthesizing across multiple disciplines, temporal and spatial scales, and levels of ecological organization.• Prepares scientific reports for publication in scientific journals and for presentation at scientific conferences and organizations.• Conducts research both as a team leader and as a team member. Initiates research efforts and will be the primary person responsible for data analysis, interpretation, and reporting. Also is responsible for communicating results and management implications to resource managers, the scientific community, and the public. Center Contact: Jayne Belnap (435-719- 2335, jayne_belnap@usgs.gov). To apply: All interested applicants must COMPLETELY SUBMIT their applications via USAJOBS before Midnight EASTERN time on Tuesday, August 31, 2010. Direct Links to job ads: Landscape Ecologist | Soil Ecologist. Posted: 8/16/10.

Fish Population Ecology and Microchemistry: Tracing population linkages of stream gobies in Hawaii using microchemistry. The McIntyre lab group in the Center for Limnology at the University of Wisconsin seeks a post-doc to use the microchemistry of fish otoliths to infer individual movement histories and population connectivity. The work is part of a larger team project to quantify linkages among populations of at-risk stream gobies across the Hawaiian archipelago by merging population genetic, field assessment, and environmental chemistry approaches. PIs include Mike Blum (Tulane), Jim Gilliam (NC State), and McIntyre. Otolith work is conducted in close collaboration with Nate Bickford (U of Great Falls). The post-doc will lead the collection, preparation, and chemical analysis of otoliths as well as subsequent statistical analysis and manuscript preparation. This will include samples from conspecific gobies collected from dozens of watersheds across five islands, yielding unusually rich biogeochemical datasets. Two types of chemical analyses are of interest: trace element profiles (pilot work included 18 isotopes of 13 elements) by LA-ICP-MS to characterize the chemical environment during natal, larval, and post-settlement periods; and O isotope ratios by ion microprobe to reconstruct thermal histories during larval and post-settlement periods. Results will be interpreted in evolutionary, population, landscape, and conservation contexts. The expected task list has five components: joining the field team for roughly three months of intensive sampling throughout the Hawaiian archipelago in spring 2011; preparation and analysis of otoliths; statistical analysis of the 2011 dataset as well as an extensive pilot dataset; preparation of multiple manuscripts on otolith results; and contribution to team manuscripts synthesizing overall results of the project. Additional opportunities for involvement in other otolith-based projects in my lab group also may be available. Experience in both field work and environmental chemistry, a successful publication record, and a positive, team-oriented attitude are essential qualifications. Candidates with specific experience in the preparation and elemental/isotopic analysis of fish otoliths (or other carbonates) are particular encouraged to apply. The successful applicant must be able to work independently on otolith analyses, but also contribute to the esprit de corps of my lab group and the broader project team. The position will begin on or around 1 February 2011, and funding is available through at least May 2012 (pending performance). Aside from field work, the position will be based at the Center for Limnology at UW-Madison. The Center is home to a world-renowned aquatic sciences research group, and features a vibrant atmosphere in which collegial interactions among faculty, staff, post-docs, and graduate students are the norm. To apply, please submit a letter of interest, CV, three relevant reprints (in pdf form), and phone & email addresses of three references to Denise Karns (dkkarns@wisc.edu). The letter of interest should explicitly address relevant experience/expertise in both field and lab settings. Review of applications will begin Dec 26 and will continue until the position is filled. Any questions about the position may be directed to Pete McIntyre (pmcintyre@wisc.edu). Posted: 12/17/10.

Fish Migrations/Barriers: We seek a post-doctoral researcher to lead an analysis of the impact of barriers on fish migrations between the Great Lakes and their tributaries. Fish migrations into rivers and streams are a key feature of the Great Lakes ecosystem, but are commonly blocked by a variety of barriers. To advance conservation and restoration of these essential connections, there is a need to map, evaluate, and prioritize tributaries based on the nature and degree of barriers to fish migrations. The project is a collaboration between the McIntyre lab group in the Center for Limnology at the University of Wisconsin and The Nature Conservancy’s Great Lakes Project. It will also involve important partnerships with state and federal agencies throughout the Great Lakes basin. The central goals of the project are to refine the quantitative spatial analysis of the effects of barriers on lake-tributary connectivity, and to prioritize restoration opportunities across the Great Lakes and within high-priority basins. There may also be opportunities to address tradeoffs between connectivity restoration and spread of invasive species into Great Lakes watersheds. Essential qualifications for the position include substantial expertise in spatial analysis using GIS and modeling, a successful publication record, a collaborative approach to research, and a commitment to enhancing conservation practice. Candidates with specific experience in the Great Lakes or migratory fish research are particular encouraged to apply. The successful applicant will be expected to lead the analyses while communicating regularly with the project team and contributing to lab group interactions. The project will provide ample opportunities for both academic publication and gaining experience in conservation prioritization. Thus, we welcome applicants with parallel interests in conservation science and applied conservation. The position will begin during summer 2011 (start dates are flexible). Funding is currently available for 12 months, and we anticipate seeking funding to extend the project. A competitive post-doc salary will be provided, including health benefits. Work will be based at the Center for Limnology in Madison, and will involve frequent interaction with staff from The Nature Conservancy and agencies. To apply, please submit electronic versions of a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, three reprints (in pdf form), and the phone numbers and email addresses of three references to Val Seidel (vseidel@wisc.edu). The letter of interest should explicitly address relevant experience/expertise in the Great Lakes, ecosystem connectivity assessment, and quantitative methods of spatial analysis. Review of applications will begin 8 April 2011 and will continue until the position is filled. Questions: Peter McIntyre (pmcintyre@wisc.edu). Posted: 3/25/11.

Spatial Ecology of Marine Fish: The Institute of Marine Sciences at the University of California, Santa Cruz, in association with the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), seeks a postdoctoral scholar/quantitative spatial ecologist to conduct habitat-specific assessments of demersal marine fish species off the west coast. Specific objectives are (1) to develop statistical models using associated habitat variables to predict densities of individual demersal fish species and multi-species fish assemblages, and (2) to couple these models with broad-scale seafloor habitat maps in a geographical-information-systems (GIS) environment to forecast fish densities on a regional basis. The appointee will work with NMFS scientists to compile appropriate data and to develop and evaluate various models. Results will be submitted as reports and peer-reviewed manuscripts, and presented at scientific conferences. Results will contribute to the conservation and management of sustainable marine fisheries and habitats and will advance our understanding of the ecological processes that influence distribution and abundance of marine fishes. Salary: $50-52k annually. Minimum Qualifications: Ph.D. in a relevant field of study. Experience in predictive population modeling, landscape ecology, spatial statistics, or related subject. Strong quantitative skills. Competence with programming environments (R, Matlab etc), databases, and ArcGIS (including spatial extensions). Abilities to work independently and as part of a team, strong communication and interpersonal skills. Intent of initial appointment is for one year, full time, with possible reappointment for another year. Should the hiring unit propose reappointment, a review to assess performance will be conducted. In addition, reappointment is contingent upon availability of funding. Total duration of an individual’s postdoctoral service may not exceed five years, including Postdoctoral service at other institutions. Under certain circumstances, a sixth year may be considered. In order to comply with security measures at NOAA Fisheries (a federal facility on the UCSC campus), the selected candidates will be required to participate in a federal security clearance, be fingerprinted, and wear a photo ID badge. Position Start Date: As soon as possible after close of search. To Apply: Electronic submissions are preferred. Applicants should send 1) Curriculum Vitae, 2) a cover letter describing relevant research experience, and 3) two letters of recommendation* to mary.yoklavich@noaa.gov. You will receive email verification that your electronic submission has been received. Alternatively, mail submission to: Mary Yoklavich, NOAA NMFS/SWFSC, 110 Shaffer Road, Santa Cruz, CA 95060. Please refer to Position #T11-29 in your reply. Inquiries can be sent to mary.yoklavich@noaa.gov. Posted: 2/18/11.

Effects of Coastal Hypoxia on Fish/Fisheries: Support is available for a postdoctoral scientist to participate in a project addressing the ecological and economic effects of hypoxia on fisheries in the northwestern Gulf of Mexico. The northwestern Gulf currently experiences the largest seasonal hypoxia zone in the western hemisphere and there is considerable interest within the scientific and management community in understanding effects on upper trophic levels and fisheries. The project is in collaboration with researchers at the National Marine Fisheries Service Beaufort and Galveston labs, and in the Nicholas School of the Environment at Duke University. The successful candidate will develop and apply various analytical approaches to historical fishery survey and environmental data to investigate the effects of large-scale hypoxia on shrimp fishery dynamics. There is also the opportunity to direct or participate in aerial and shipboard surveys designed to further investigate the effects of hypoxia on the spatial dynamics of the fishery, protected species, and other apex predators in the Gulf. The Post-doc will be expected to interact with an interdisciplinary group including marine ecologists, fisheries scientists, resource economists, and coastal managers. Minimum qualifications include a PhD in ecology, fisheries, statistics, or a related field. Strong quantitative skills are required. Experience in spatial analysis and GIS, statistics, and/or working with large datasets is desired. The successful candidate should be motivated and capable of working independently as well as within a group of interdisciplinary scientists. The post-doc will be located at the NOAA Southeast Fisheries Science Center Beaufort lab in Beaufort, North Carolina. This area is home to three university marine labs (Duke, NC State, and UNC-Chapel Hill) and the headquarters of the NC Division of Marine Fisheries. Some travel to the Gulf and the nearby Raleigh-Durham area is required. Salary: Salary is $40-47k commensurate with qualifications and experience. To apply please electronically submit a cover letter describing your interest in the position, a CV, and the names and contact information for three references to Kevin Craig (Kevin.Craig@noaa.gov). Inquiries welcome. Start date is flexible but ideally in summer or fall of 2011. Posted: 4/18/11.

Landscape Analysis of Watersheds and Estuaries: The Smithsonian Environmental Research Center (SERC) has an immediate opening for a postdoctoral research associate. The incumbent will develop geographic and statistical models that relate estuarine responses (especially the presence and abundance of submerged aquatic vegetation) to the watershed and estuarine characteristics of Chesapeake Bay subestuaries. The resulting models will be used to identify spatial correlates of estuarine responses, quantify predictor-response relationships, and help guide management decisions. 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. Applicants should have a Ph.D. in ecology or geography, peer-reviewed publications, and professional presentations. Applicants also need experience with geographic information system (GIS) analysis and multivariate statistical analysis and should have a strong background in landscape ecology, ecosystem ecology, or estuarine ecology. Available modeling tools will include ArcGIS, R and SAS statistical software, and other packages. The position is funded for at least three years as part of a multi-institution, multi-investigator project supported by a research grant from NOAA. Salary $42-51k (depending on qualifications) plus benefits. For best consideration, send letter of application, resume, graduate and undergraduate transcripts (photocopies are fine), and names of three references (with telephone numbers and e-mail addresses) by June 13, 2011 to Dr. Donald Weller (wellerd@si.edu), SERC, P.O. Box 28, Edgewater, MD 21037-0028. Posted: 5/17/11.

Plankton Predator-Prey Interactions: The Menden-Deuer lab, at the University of Rhode Island's Graduate School of Oceanography invites applications for a Postdoctoral Research Associate position. The research project combines theoretical and empirical approaches to investigate planktonic predator-prey interactions. Appointment: The position is for 12-months, commencing September 1, 2011 with the possibility of yearly renewal depending on performance. The successful candidate will receive training in research collaboration, presentation and publication of results, and outreach and mentoring. Although not required, there may be opportunities for teaching and development of research proposals. The postdoctoral research associate will be responsible for conducting laboratory research on ongoing, grant-funded work, and for disseminating results in publications and presentations. The individual will be required to contribute to the functioning of the lab, assisting in mentoring graduate and undergraduate students, performing outreach and educational activities and developing future research projects. The successful applicant is encouraged to add his or her own interests to the project. Qualifications: Candidates are required to have completed a Ph.D. degree by August 2011 in Oceanography, Biology (Ecology) or a related field. Excellent command of the English language (written and verbal) and quantitative analytical skills are required. Preference will be given to highly motivated candidates with a track record pursuant with establishing a strong research program. Candidates should possess demonstrable experience with some of the following topics or skills: conceiving, designing and conducting empirical research; behavioral or physiological experiments; computer programming; simulations and modeling; motion analysis; plankton ecology; dispersal and random walk models; spatial ecology; theoretical ecology; quantitative and statistical analysis. To Apply: Applications must include (1) a maximum 3-page statement of career goals, research vision and interests;(2) curriculum vitae, and (3) names and addresses of three referees willing to write confidential letters of recommendation. All materials should be emailed as a single pdf document to: smenden at gso.uri.edu with 'PostDoc Application' in the subject line. Candidates will be selected based on overall excellence, including academic qualifications, letters of recommendation, and prior skills, experience, and research goals that are compatible with the qualifications and goals of the funded research. The position is compensated through a competitive salary and excellent benefits package. Closing date: For full consideration, applications must be received by July 1, 2011 or until position is filled. Posted: 5/31/11.

Algal-Herbivore-Coral Interactions: NOAA’s Southeast Fisheries Science Center and Florida International University (FIU) seek to hire a post-doctoral researcher to examine the relationship between herbivores (especially parrotfishes), algae, and corals on coral reefs. This is a pre-announcement to gauge interest from potential candidates. A formal announcement will follow in the coming months. Specific tasks are twofold: 1) review, analyze, and synthesize existing information from the literature, critically examining the relationships between herbivory, algae and coral, and the context-dependent nature of these relationships (e.g. effects of geography or proximity to large population centers, land-based sources of pollution, fishing pressure, MPA protection, etc.), as well as identifying gaps in our current knowledge of these factors; 2) conduct field studies to begin addressing the most critical data gaps in our knowledge of the effects of parrotfish on algal assemblages and coral communities (e.g. size- and age-based demographic patterns, grazing rates/feeding preferences different parrotfish species, effects of habitats and geographical locations, role of parrotfish corallivory, etc.). The successful applicant will have a strong background in reef fish ecology, coral ecology/biology, and/or coral-algal interactions, with an excellent publication record commensurate with his/her career stage. Applicants should also have outstanding oral and written communication skills, a strong quantitative background, and work well in a collaborative environment. Experience conducting field studies in tropical marine environments (including SCUBA and small boat experience) is necessary. Familiarity with tropical western Atlantic/Caribbean coral reef ecosystems is desired. The post-doc will be based in Miami, FL and hired through FIU, jointly supervised by Drs. Deron Burkepile (FIU) and Benjamin Ruttenberg (NOAA). The successful applicant will split time between the offices of NOAA and FIU and potential field sites in the Florida Keys, U.S. Virgin Islands, and Puerto Rico. Anticipated start date is late summer-fall 2011, but is flexible. The position is expected to last for two years. Expected products will include technical reports and peer-reviewed publications for both the data synthesis and field-based portions of the project. Potential candidates should send a short letter of interest along with a CV to Drs. Burkepile (dburkepi@fiu.edu) and Ruttenberg (benjamin.ruttenberg@noaa.gov). Posted: 5/18/11.

Marine & Estuarine Ecology: Funding is available for two post-doctoral researchers to work with Denise Breitburg’s Marine & Estuarine Ecology Lab at SERC (Smithsonian Environmental Research Center). 1. Shallow water hypoxia – tipping the balance for individuals, populations and ecosystems. A position is available to design and conduct field and laboratory research on the effects of diel-cycling hypoxia and the accompanying diel-cycling pH on estuarine fish, shellfish and food webs. This is the start of a new 5-year research program that focuses on the effects of hypoxia in shallow portions of estuaries on a range of processes including oyster disease, juvenile fish growth, fish reproduction and behavior. The postdoc will also have the opportunity to collaborate in modeling that will use experiment and field-sampling results to predict effects at the scale of populations and the Chesapeake Bay food web. Field work will focus on Chesapeake Bay and the Maryland coastal bays. However, the research addresses issues that are of general interest to management of estuarine and coastal waters, as well as basic issues in ecology related to the relationships among spatial variation in the environment, responses of individual organisms, and effects seen at the scale of populations and food webs. I am seeking a candidate with broad interests in fundamental issues in ecology and restoration/environmental management. 2. Effects of land use and shoreline modification on estuarine fish and food webs - start date and application deadline extended. A postdoctoral position is available for a highly qualified individual to join a multidisciplinary team of scientists on a study that seeks to understand the effects of land use and shoreline modification on estuarine fish and food webs. Increasing human populations in the coastal zone, along with pressures to harden shorelines in response to erosion and sea level rise, are greatly altering estuarine habitats and water quality. A major question is how the combination of these stressors will affect estuarine fish populations. Field work will focus on Chesapeake Bay and the Maryland coastal bays, but the goal of the research program is to address issues with broader geographic relevance.The successful candidate will lead field sampling designed to examine the abundances, species composition and distributions of fishes relative to different shoreline types and land uses, and will design complementary research incorporating the candidates interests and expertise. The post-doc will have the opportunity to collaborate with a diverse group of scientists with expertise in spatial ecology, food webs, wetlands and biogeochemistry. We are seeking a candidate with expertise in fish ecology who can add a new dimension to the program to complement routine sampling. Possibilities include, but are not limited to areas such as parasitology and/or fish health, spatial ecology, modeling and physiology. The successful applicant will work will Denise Breitburg and other PIs to develop observational and experimental studies relevant to both environmental management and basic questions in ecology. Qualifications: Candidates for both positions should hold a Ph.D. with specialization in estuarine or marine ecology, fisheries, fish ecology, or a closely related field. Publication of research in the peer-reviewed literature will be a major factor in selecting the successful candidate. The initial appointments are for one year with full benefits and a competitive stipend, and continued funding is available for an additional 1-2 years provided satisfactory progress. The positions are available Spring 2011 and candidates should be able to begin the fellowships by June 2011. Application: Please send CV, brief statement of research interests, and contact information for 3 people who can provide references to Denise Breitburg (breitburgd@si.edu). Be sure to indicate which position you are applying to (hypoxia or shoreline modification). Preference will be given to applications received by March 4. Posted: 2/21/11.

Land Use Effects on Estuarine Fish and Food Webs: A postdoctoral position is available at the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center (Edgewater, MD) for a highly qualified individual to join a multidisciplinary team of scientists on a study that seeks to understand the effects of land use and shoreline modification on estuarine fish and food webs. Field work will focus on Chesapeake Bay and the Maryland coastal bays, but the goal is to address issues with broad geographic relevance. The successful candidate will lead field sampling designed to examine the abundances, species composition and distributions of fishes, and will design complementary research incorporating the candidates interests and expertise. The postdoc will have the opportunity to collaborate with a diverse group of scientists with expertise in spatial ecology, food webs, wetlands and biogeochemistry. We are seeking a candidate with expertise in fish ecology who can add a new dimension to the program to complement routine sampling. Possibilities include, but are not limi! ted to areas such as parasitology and/or fish health, spatial ecology, modeling and physiology. Candidates should hold a Ph.D. with specialization in fisheries, fish ecology, estuarine or marine ecology, or a closely related field. The initial appointment is for one year with full benefits and stipend; continued funding is available for a second year provided satisfactory progress. Candidates must be able to begin by April 2011. Application review will begin Dec 15 and the position will remain open until filled. Please send CV, brief statement of research interests, and contact information for 3 people who can provide references to breitburgd@si.edu. Posted: 11/22/10.

Estuarine Ecology and Modeling: University of California, Davis We are requesting applications for two postdoctoral researchers to participate in an interdisciplinary project "Removal and Restoration: Social, Economic and Ecological Dynamics of Invasive Spartina in San Francisco Bay" funded through the NSF Dynamics of Coupled Natural and Human Systems (CNH). This research project integrates across ecological, social and economic fields with a large field and modeling component. Thus, the postdoctoral researchers will work closely with the five PIs and would coordinate and play a lead role in either experimental field research or in modeling. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in biology, ecology, marine science, or relevant field and have experience in one of two areas: 1) experimental marine ecology or 2) ecological modeling. Specifically, we are seeking the following two postdoctoral positions: Postdoc 1. Experimental field program. This individual will be a leader in the field program in San Francisco Bay. Candidate would also work closely with the modeling and social science components of the project as well. Requirements include: a) familiarity with marine/estuarine benthic communities and plant-animal interaction", b) knowledge of methods in estuarine biogeochemistry and/or stable isotope analysis. Postdoc 2. Modeling component. This individual will focus on ecological modeling but will also be expected to contribute to bioeconomic modeling. Candidate would also be expected to participate in the field program to get familiarity with the system. Requirements include: a) familiarity with spatial ecological models, including both analytic and computational approaches, b) experience in working in an interdisciplinary setting. Applicants should have strong evidence of research achievement and promise and should have substantial organizational skills, good communication skills and demonstrated writing ability. The position(s) are available for up to two years, with an initial appointment for one year and the second year based on satisfactory progress and mutual consent. The postdoctoral researcher would be based primarily on the Davis campus and the start date can be flexible, but we are targeting January 1, 2011. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled. To apply, please send the following to the email addresses below: (1) Curriculum Vitae, (2) a one page summary of research experience and interests, and (3) names and contact information of three references familiar with your research abilities and future potential. These application materials should be sent and addressed to both Professors Ted Grosholz tedgrosholz@ucdavis.edu and Alan Hastings amhastings@ucdavis.edu in the Dept of Environmental Science and Policy. Posted: 10/14/10.

Marine Benthic Ecology: We are offering a 12 months (more likely 18 months) postdoc opportunity in marine benthic ecology at the French Institute for the Exploration of the Sea (IFREMER), Laboratory of Benthic Ecology. Title: Structure and changes in shallow benthic populations of Brittany coast,in relation to environmental parameters. Abstract: Brittany shallow coastal bottoms are characterised by a large diversity of soft-bottom communities. Among many habitats of interest, maerl habitat is well-known and has a recognized biological and heritage value, while Haploops habitats are less studied but tend to spread over larger areas. The aim of this postdoc will be : (1) to characterize the spatial patterns of the main soft-bottom benthic communities in relation to environmental parameters originated from existing numerical models, (2)to compare current vs. historic distributions of benthic communities either locally (e.g. at the scale of the bay) or regionally (e.g. at the scale of South Brittany) and (3) to seek environmental parameters combinations that best explain the distribution of target habitats such as maerl habitat (as a primary producer model) or Haploops habitat (as a suspension-feeder model). This investigation is part of a larger environmental effort designed to better understand and manage benthic habitats using relevant tools. Academic training and specific skills - Ph. D. in marine ecology - good skill in statistical analysis - good knowledge in benthic invertebrates and biological trait analyses. Do not hesitate to contact us for further details. Please send a vita and a quick description of research interests to Dominique.Hamon@ifremer.fr. Posted: 9/17/10.

Water Quality Impacts on Marine Benthic Organisms: Florida International University / National Park Service. We are seeking a post-doctoral research scientist to assist the South Florida and Caribbean Inventory and Monitoring Network (SFCN) in development of long term monitoring of vital sign indicators to evaluate park ecosystem health. The postdoctoral scientist will help develop, write, implement, and modify quantitative assessment methods for evaluating relationships between water quality and benthic marine communities in national parks in South Florida and the Caribbean region. These methods can include: assessing existing monitoring for efficiency, power, and practicality; and developing analytical methods for data analysis and reporting. The research scientist will be a visiting research scientist under the direction of Drs. James Fourqurean and Joseph Boyer in the Southeast Environmental Research Center at Florida International University but will be housed at SFCN. The term of appointment is 1 year with the possibility of renewal; the starting salary is $41k plus fringe benefits. Position description and required qualifications--Candidates must have a Ph.D. and experience in field sampling and statistical analysis of data; marine ecological monitoring experience is preferred. Candidates should be able to interact with scientists and resource managers, to design and implement statistical analysis approaches, and to write up results for publication. To apply, submit a curriculum vitae, statement of research interests, and contact information for two references. In addition, please answer the three questions on knowledge, skills and abilities that can be found at http://www.fiu.edu/~seagrass/SFCNpostdoc.html. Application materials should be e-mailed to Dr. James Fourqurean at Jim.Fourqurean@fiu.edu. To assure consideration, applications should be received by September 15, 2010. Posted: 8/6/10.

Modeling/Analysis of Phenological Data: As part of the Richardson Lab, in the Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology at Harvard University, the Postdoctoral Researcher will work on modeling and analysis of phenological data obtained through the PhenoCam project. This project uses networked digital cameras mounted at established research sites across North America to track seasonal variation in canopy structure and physiological activity. A key objective is to link these observations to climatic drivers and ecosystem processes (e.g. seasonality of carbon and water fluxes) using a model-data fusion approach. The postdoc will develop continental-scale data sets on vegetation phenology, and will test and improve phenological theory, focusing on dynamic interactions between climate change, phenology, and ecosystem function. The postdoc will join an interdisciplinary research team that also includes colleagues from Boston University, the University of New Hampshire, and Washington University in St Louis. The position is funded by grants from the National Science Foundation, the Northeastern States Research Cooperative and the USGS/NPS Parks Monitoring Program, in collaboration with the USA National Phenology Network. Qualifications: A Ph.D. in remote sensing, ecology (preferred sub-field: ecological modeling or physiological ecology), biometeorology, forest science, atmospheric sciences, or a related field, is required. Applicants should be enthusiastic, creative, and highly motivated. Excellent communication skills, and a strong publication record are expected. Applicants must also possess very strong quantitative and analytical skills (familiarity with image processing or remote sensing data is desirable, as is an aptitude for modeling), knowledge of at least one scientific programming language (ideally Python, R, or MATLAB), and experience working with large data sets. The applicant must possess a valid U.S. driver’s license, or obtain one promptly on arrival. The applicant must be willing and physically able to conduct fieldwork in potentially remote locations during all seasons. Additional Information: A 12-month commitment is expected. Pending successful performance, the position may be renewed annually for up to three years. The position is available immediately. A start date no later than August 1, 2011, is preferred. Please submit applications (including cover letter, CV, and the names and contact information for three references) via email (with the subject line “APPLICATION FOR POSTDOCTORAL POSITION”) to: Professor Andrew D. Richardson, richardson@oeb.harvard.edu. Applications must be received by May 28, 2011, to receive full consideration. Posted: 5/10/11.

California Phenology Network: A postdoctoral position in the Department of Ecology, Evolution & Marine Biology at the University of California, Santa Barbara is expected to be available to work on a collaborative project with the USA-National Phenology Network, the National Park Service, and Dr. Susan Mazer to develop a statewide phenological monitoring network. The appointment will initially be for one year and may be renewed for a total of up to 26 months; the preferred start date is October 15 - November 1, 2010. Responsibilities include: (i) taking a leadership role in the organization and establishment of a statewide phenology network, including the design of collaborative research projects with national park staff and university partners, and planning and implementing several workshops); (ii) identifying and documenting readily available historical phenological data sets that are relevant to the National Park Service and adjoining lands in California; (iii) conducting park-level assessments to assist in the selection of plant species, communities, and habitats for monitoring in California National Parks and University of California reserves; (iv) developing plant species profiles and phenophase definitions of target species; (v) testing protocols developed by the USA-National Phenology Network and training National Park Service scientists and educators in their use and interpretation; (vi) developing and testing educational and outreach tools and materials to engage citizens and students to record and use phenological data to detect the effects of climate change on natural resources; (vii) ensuring that phenological monitoring data are managed using standards in use by existing programs (the National Park Service Inventory & Monitoring Program, and the USA-National Phenology Network). Qualifications: Applicants must have a Ph.D. (or equivalent experience) in a relevant area such as plant ecology, botany, or evolution; strong analytical, data management, website-development, and/or field skills; familiarity with the California or western U.S. flora; excellent writing and communication skills; and a demonstrated ability to design and/or a strong interest in developing and participating in phenological research and in a public-based, citizen-science driven, phenological monitoring program. Contact: Applications (integrated into a single PDF file), including a cover letter, CV, summary of research interests, experience in public outreach or botanical education; and the names and addresses of three referees should be sent to Dr. Susan J. Mazer, Dept. of Ecology, Evolution and Marine Biology, University of California at Santa Barbara, Life Sciences Building, Santa Barbara, CA, 93106. Email: mazer@lifesci.ucsb.edu. First review of applications is August 1, 2010. Posted: 7/14/10.

GIS and Data Management: The Pacific Island Climate Change Cooperative (PICCC) is seeking an individual experienced in information management and GIS to join our dynamic team in Honolulu, Hawai'i. The PICCC is a partnership organization committed to assist those who manage native species, island ecosystems, and cultural resources in the Pacific Islands in adapting to climate change. Part of a national network of Cooperatives, the PICCC team engages with a variety of local, regional, national, and international agencies and organizations in developing knowledge, strategies, and management tools to address the impacts of climate variability and change. The National Park Service purpose of this position is to provide GIS and database leadership to the PICCC. The incumbent will be tasked with a diverse variety of duties including leading the development of a GIS and data management system for PICCC and managing GIS and database operations on a daily basis. The incumbent will be the primary provider for PICCC GIS and data analytical needs including spatial analysis and spatial model development. Duties will also include developing or assisting in the development of created or adapted web-based platforms to spatially display natural or cultural resource data. The verified pay rate is $66-$86k per year. The closing date is July 1, 2011. To view the full job description, search USA Jobs for HRF 11-143. For more information about the position please contact: Greg Kudray, Ph.D. (greg_kudray@nps.gov) For more information about the PICCC please contact: Deanna Spooner (deanna.spooner@piccc.net). Posted: 6/27/11.

Visiting Instructor in GIS: The Department of Geography, Environment, and Planning, at the University of South Florida invites applications for two nine-month Visiting Instructor positions in GIS. Appointments would begin early August, 2011. Responsibilities will include teaching both general and applied GIS courses at the senior undergraduate and graduate levels, including courses in our Graduate GIS Certificate Program. Minimum requirements are a Ph.D. in Geography or a related discipline by the time of appointment, and evidence of the necessary academic background and skills to teach GIS at the stated levels. Preferred requirements for both positions would include primary instructor experience with college-level GIS courses, and secondary teaching abilities in Remote Sensing and/or GPS. The preferred qualifications for the first position would also include research and teaching interests in substantive areas drawn broadly from physical or environmental geography, while the preferred qualifications for the second position would include research and teaching interests in substantive areas drawn broadly from human geography. Applicants should submit by June 30 a letter describing their teaching interests and possible contributions to our program; a curriculum vitae; the names, addresses, email, and telephone numbers of three referees; and evidence of teaching excellence. Apply: Dr. Steven Reader, Search Committee Chair, sreader@usf.edu. Posted: 5/24/11.

Lidar Analysis: I am seeking to fill one postdoctoral research fellow position. Analysis of Lidar data for forest management and research. Research focuses on forest ecology, fire, biogeography, ecosystem modeling, and geographic information systems. With small footprint lidar data we are measuring key forest parameters including canopy base height, canopy height, canopy cover, etc. to be used in fire spread models, ecosystem models and habitat suitability models, based in 2 study areas in the Sierra Nevada (see Sierra Nevada Adaptive Management Project for more info). Requirements: Writing peer-review manuscripts and presenting the work at a regional or national meeting is an expectation of any successful candidate. Applicants should have a working understanding of lidar data, spatial analysis, remote sensing, ecosystem modeling, GPS and GIS. Some field work will be required. Experience with an advanced programming language and statistical packages such as R is desired. A completed PhD degree in Geography, Forestry or related field is required. Salary is $41,500 per year, plus a generous benefits package. This position will continue with annual reviews, dependent on funding. To apply: send a letter of interest that addresses the qualifications listed above, digital copies of relevant publications, a curriculum vitae, and names and contact information for three references to Maggi Kelly (maggi.kelly@gmail.com). Please put Lidar Postdoc Inquiry in the subject line. Posted: 8/9/10.

Environmental Science: Institute of Environmental Sciences at the Jagiellonian University, Krakow, Poland (see list of staff members with information on research interests and selected publications). The leading Polish institute in: Behavioral ecology, Evolutionary genetics and life histories, Physiological ecology and bioenergetics, Ecotoxicology and industrial pollutants, Ecosystem ecology, Environmental education and management Is opening applications for: 1) 4-year interdisciplinary doctoral studies programme in ecology in English, offering research in Poland and half-year placements in academic centres outside Poland and a choice of 4 out of 8 courses from different scientific disciplines conducted by eminent Polish and foreign specialists Application deadline: *10 June 2011* 2)20-month fellowship programme for strongly motivated scientists with a PhD degree in Biology, Ecology or related field, realized in one of the research groups at the Institute of Environmental Sciences and a monthly internship at the universities in Europe and the U.S. Application deadline: *29 April 2011* Detailed information, containing the description of research projects proposed for PhD students, profile of the applicant and the application instructions are available at: www.eko.uj.edu.pl/ecology. Posted: 3/17/11.

Environmental Science: Brown University’s Environmental Change Initiative seeks candidates for one or more distinguished postdoctoral positions in interdisciplinary environmental science. Established in 2004, the Environmental Change Initiative (ECI) catalyzes collaborative research among 13 affiliated academic units and over 40 individual researchers. Particular strengths include coastal and marine ecology, biogeochemistry, Earth systems history, population studies, environmental sociology, remote sensing and spatial analysis, evolutionary genetics, ecosystem-based management, biogeography, and climate change adaptation. Brown University maintains a cooperative research program with the Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL) at Woods Hole, including the Ecosystems Center and the Josephine Bay Paul Center in Comparative Molecular Biology and Evolution. Requirements for the positions include a Ph.D. in an environmentally-related discipline, the ability to take initiative and work independently, and strong interest in interdisciplinary science. Each successful candidate will develop an independent research project mentored by two faculty members working in different disciplines at Brown or the Marine Biological Laboratory. Prospective applicants should contact proposed mentors prior to submitting an application. Positions will be two-year appointments in the Environmental Change Initiative. Associates receive a salary of $45k, plus benefits and a discretionary fund of $5k in addition to research funds directed to the project by mentors. Required project proposal (1500 words maximum, excluding references): The project proposal is an essential component of the application package and applications without proposals will not be reviewed. Projects should relate to the research of two or more Brown or MBL faculty members, who will mentor the postdoctoral associate. Candidates should discuss their ideas with potential mentors prior to application. Proposals will be judged on scientific merit, potential for building cross-disciplinary bridges, and an achievable research plan. To apply, please send a cover letter indicating proposed mentors, a three-page project proposal, a current CV and three letters of reference to: Bonnie Horta, Administrative Manager, Environmental Change Initiative (bernadette_horta@brown.edu). For further inquiries, please contact Marty Downs, Associate Director of ECI (martha_downs@brown.edu). Applications will be received until March 1, 2011. Full job ad. Posted: 12/7/10.

Sea-level Rise, Conservation Biology, Spatial Modeling: Postdoctoral Research Associate, Reed Noss Lab, University of Central Florida. A postdoctoral research position is available to join a team of researchers studying sea-level rise, land-use trends, and adaptation options in Florida. The primary goals for this project are to (1) conduct a statewide vulnerability assessment of species and natural communities in Florida threatened by sea-level rise and concurrent changes in land use; and (2) develop the foundation for a statewide biodiversity‐oriented adaptation strategy that will minimize losses of biodiversity and maintain ecosystem integrity in the face of these changes. We seek a postdoctoral researcher skilled in spatially-explicit habitat, niche, and population modeling to develop models of vulnerability and adaptation options for selected species and communities under a range of sea-level and land-use scenarios. Required Qualifications: • A PhD in ecology, conservation biology, wildlife biology, or related field with emphasis on GIS-based modeling of habitats and populations. • Experience using maximum entropy and other niche models, hierarchical Bayesian spatial models, resource selection functions, or other models of habitat suitability and quality. • Experience with individual-based and patch-based spatially explicit population models (SEPMs) or other simulation models. • Strong statistical background, including experience with information-theoretic and Bayesian approaches to model selection. • Demonstrated ability to write and publish scientific reports and articles. • At least a general knowledge of the natural history of Florida. • Demonstrated personal commitment to conservation of biodiversity. Position is funded for two years, with preferred starting date no later than January 2, 2012. Salary is $42-45k per year, depending on qualifications, with typical postdoc benefits. Opportunities for raises and extension of appointment depend on success in grants and other fund-raising. To apply, send a single pdf file containing a cover letter summarizing professional research interest and experience, a CV, and contact information for three references to Dr. Reed Noss at Reed.Noss@ucf.edu and Myra.Noss@ucf.edu. Review of applications will begin immediately, with all applications received on or before 1 September 2011 guaranteed consideration. Posted: 6/13/11.

Consequences of Global Change for Coastal Ecosystems: The University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science is seeking a postdoctoral researcher to model multiple aspects of the impact of global change on the biodiversity of coastal ecosystems. We anticipate the position starting in fall or winter 2010/2011 and lasting for up to three years. The project is based at the Appalachian Laboratory (www.al.umces.edu) in Frostburg, Maryland, with Drs. Andrew Elmore, Katia Engelhardt, Matt Fitzpatrick, and Robert Gardner. The objective of our research is to forecast the impact of global environmental change on coastal ecosystems located within the tidal portions of the Potomac River of the Chesapeake Bay watershed. We will especially focus on regional forecasts of habitat change and species invasions, and local predictions of biodiversity gain and loss as a consequence of sea-level rise. An emphasis will be placed on ecogeomorphic feedbacks that highlight the importance of interactions between sediment dynamics and vegetation diversity in the maintenance of complex tidal freshwater marsh surfaces. The project is highly interdisciplinary, integrating remote sensing of marsh surface elevations (LiDAR); species distribution modeling, extensive field observations on the interactions between elevation, sediment dynamics and marsh vegetation; and spatially explicit simulation modeling. We seek an imaginative individual with strong programming and general quantitative skills who can support development and application of integrated and spatially explicit ecogeomorphic and biodiversity models. The individual should also be willing to conduct vegetation field work under strenuous conditions. The intention of the project is to aid coastal management decisions, so applicants must be interested in bridging the gap between basic and applied science. Required Qualifications - A Ph.D. in coastal ecology, geomorphology, quantitative ecosystem sciences, landscape ecology, or a related field; - Experience conducting quantitative analyses and modeling with ecological or geomorphological data; - Experience integrating ecological and geomorphic models with climate models; - Experience working with collaborators from diverse backgrounds and capacity and interest to work with interdisciplinary teams; - Excellent communication and computer skills. How to Apply: For full consideration, please submit a cover letter, CV, and the names of three references to search@al.umces.edu with “QUANTITATIVE SCIENTIST” listed in the subject line. We will begin reviewing applications September 1, 2010 and the position will remain open until filled. Posted: 7/8/10.

Tundra in a Warming Climate: 3-5 Post Doc and 3-5 PhD positions open at a new Nordic Centre of Excellence “How to preserve the tundra in a warming climate” (NCoE Tundra). NCoE Tundra is new during 2011-15, funded by NordForsk, under the scheme Top-level Research Initiative (TRI). Our scope is to study the interaction between the ecological phenomenon of top down impacts in food webs and climate-vegetation interactions, and to integrate this perspective with the man-managed reindeer husbandry and the Sámi culture dependent on it. Ultimately, we wish to learn how the top-down impact of reindeer can be optimally applied to the prevention of shrub encroachment and woodland expansion, and the resulting negative impacts of these processes on global climate and biodiversity. In the present project, we will approach the system of ecologic, climatologic, and socio-economic issues by means of an integrated, co-Nordic CoE project, gathering young specialists already working on different aspects of the above problem into an integrated Co-Nordic team. The project consists of Work Packages (see the NCoE Tundra website), each of them dealing with their own specific questions. More information (including more detailed instructions for applications) can be found in our website. The duration of positions is two years, with an option of two years of extension (2+2). Note that since one of the aims of the NCoE is to promote Nordic co-operation, post docs and PhD students will not carry their research in the country of their citizenship (i.e. a Finnish citizen cannot be placed in Finland). Application deadline 15th of April 2011. All applications should be sent to ncoe.tundra@gmail.com. Posted: 3/29/11.

Ecosystem Ecology: We invite applications for the following one year post-doctoral position, on the topic of NMR Characterization of Soil Phosphorus and Carbon Forms during Long Term Succession (Ref. Nr. 1982/2011) at the Department of Forest Ecology and Management at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, at Umeå, Sweden. The position is fully financed, including salary and benefits. The intended start date is October 1 2011, although there is some flexibility around this. The project will primarily involve NMR analyses of soils that have been collected across a 5000-year fire chronosequence on lake islands in boreal forest in the Swedish subarctic, and interpretation and analysis of the data that results from these analyses. This work is part of a much larger research effort aimed at understanding community and ecosystem processes on these islands, and will complement other work in the system by helping us to better understand how humus quality and thus nutrient availability and carbon sequestration changes in the long term absence of fire. The position will be based at SLU in Umeå, but with the NMR work performed through the Department of Chemistry at Umeå University. The project will be supervised by Professor David Wardle at SLU and Associate Professor Reiner Giesler at Umeå University. Qualifications for this position is a PhD in Biology, Ecology or Soil Science, preferably completed in the previous three years. Prior experience with the use of NMR in soils is highly desirable. Applications for this position should include a curriculum vitae including a full list of publications, a brief description of research interests, and a list of at least two references familiar with the applicant's qualifications and experience. Further information is available from Professor David Wardle SLU Umeå, Department of Forest Ecology and Management, e-mail: David.Wardle@svek.slu.se tel. +46 90 786 8471. Applications, marked with Ref No 1982/2011, must arrive at the Registrar of SLU, P.O. Box 7070, S- 750 07 Uppsala or registrator@slu.se no later than 10 August 2011. Posted: 6/21/11.

Ecosystem Ecology: Researcher in ecosystem ecology at the Department of Ecology, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Uppsala. Ecosystem ecology has as its primary objective to explain the cycles of the biologically most important elements; today these cycles are greatly perturbed by human activities. The research conducted by the holder of this position should be directed towards the cycles of carbon, nitrogen, and phosphorus in terrestrial ecosystems at the level of the ecosystem. An important aspect is the interactions between the cycles of these elements. The research can be experimental at field and laboratory scale or by the use of mathematical models. Duties: Develop own research projects within the subject area and conduct research in close collaboration with researchers at the department. Participating in proposals for financial support, supervising students, and contributing in activities within the department are important components of the job for example, by some teaching. Qualifications: Applicants should hold a PhD degree in the subject area or a foreign degree deemed to be equivalent to a doctorate. Applicants should also have been appointed Associate Professor or have equivalent and have an experience of terrestrial ecosystem ecology, theoretically or experimentally. Assessment criteria: In the appointment of research, special weight shall be accorded to academic skills. Required documents: The application should be written in English. The following documents should be included with each application: CV including a publication list, PhD diploma, copies of no more than five publications, a description of previous research and other activities of relevance for the position (maximum two pages), and a description of current research interests and planned research that the applicant intends to carry out within this position (maximum two pages). Names and addresses of at least two persons able to provide references for the candidate should also be provided. The application and all enclosed documents should be submitted in triplicate. We welcome your application marked with ref no 3685/2010. Please submit your application to the Registrar of SLU, P.O.Box 7070, S-750 07 Uppsala, Sweden or registrator@slu.se no later than January 10, 2011. Further information: Göran Ågren Professor +46 (0)18-67 24 49 goran.agren@ekol.slu.se. Full announcement. Posted: 1/4/11.

Soil Invertebrate Ecologist: We seek an early-career soil ecologist with expertise in soil invertebrates (e.g., mites, nematodes) to work within the Ecosystem Processes research team of Landcare Research, New Zealand. Manaaki Whenua Landcare Research is a Crown Research Institute dedicated to high quality research in terrestrial ecology and the sustainable management of natural resources. The Soil Invertebrate Ecologist position will primarily involve collaborative research in ongoing projects determining processes driving the structure, composition and functioning of forests and shrublands. The successful applicant is also expected to initiate new research projects in collaboration with other Landcare Research scientists, and to contribute to developing collaborative funding applications. Applicants must have a PhD in soil or ecosystem ecology, have expertise in soil invertebrates, and preferably post-doctoral experience. Experience in research on soil ecology in natural systems is desirable, as is experience with molecular approaches. A proven record of interdisciplinary and collaborative research with a demonstrated ability to publish research results in the international literature is necessary. A start date of early November 2011 would be ideal. The position is full-time, permanent, and based at our Lincoln site near Christchurch. International applicants are welcome. To apply, please visit http://www.landcareresearch.co.nz or go directly to the full job advertisement and click on the Apply Now tab. Applications close 31 July 2011. Posted: 6/13/11.

Ecosystem and Belowground Ecology: The Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU) at Umeå invites applications for the two following post-doctoral positions: (1) ECOSYSTEM ECOLOGY (Ref # SLU ID ua 3136/2010): The project will focus mainly on field locations in subalpine forested areas of western Sweden, which includes some areas that have historically been impacted by indigenous Sami inhabitants for more than 500 years (but which are no longer inhabited) and other areas that have never been impacted by Sami people. The main project that the postdoctoral researcher will work on involves exploring how historical habitation and land use in these mountains by Sami (in areas that are often currently presumed to be ‘natural’) may have long term effects on ecosystem functioning both aboveground and belowground that are still apparent in the present day landscape. In addition to this work, the researcher will have opportunities to perform some fieldwork exploring belowground ecology and aboveground-belowground linkages in New Zealand and/or Australia during the northern winter. The intended start date is April 2011, although there is some flexibility around this. (2) BELOWGROUND ECOLOGY (Ref # SLU ID ua 3137/2010): The project will involve studying belowground ecology and aboveground-belowground linkages in boreal forests and subarctic tundra in northern Sweden. We are especially interested in appointing a researcher who has expertise in any one of the following areas: (1) ecology of plant litter decomposition, (2) ecology of soil invertebrates (notably microarthropods and/or nematodes) and/or soil food webs, or (3) plant-soil interactions and feedbacks. However, strong candidates focusing on belowground ecology but specializing in other aspects will also be seriously considered. The scope of the project work is deliberately broad, and will be adapted to suit the specific interests of the researcher that is appointed. However, it is intended that the researcher works on study systems and questions that are actively studied by our group; examples include the belowground consequences of fire in boreal forests, the ecological role of fire-derived charcoal, aboveground and belowground changes across chronosequences, and impacts of elevation and vegetation type in subarctic tundra. A fuller description of the group’s work is given on www.seksko.se/goto.php?link=vegeco. In addition to this work, the researcher will have opportunities to perform some fieldwork exploring belowground ecology and aboveground-belowground linkages in New Zealand and/or Australia during the northern winter. Depending on the candidates that we attract, we may make two appointments for this position. The intended start date is April 2011, although there is some flexibility around this. Both positions: The positions are fully financed for two years and will be based in the Department of Forest Ecology and Management at Umeå, Sweden. Applications should include a curriculum vitae including a full list of publications, a brief description of research interests, and a list of at least two references familiar with the applicant's work. Qualifications: PhD in Biology, Ecology or Forestry, preferably completed in the previous three years. Further information is available from Professor David Wardle, Department of Forest Ecology and Management, SLU, Umeå, (david.wardle@svek.slu.se). Applications, marked with Ref No SLU ID ua 3136/2010 (Ecosystem Ecology position), or with Ref. No SLU ID ua 3137/2010 (Belowground Ecology position) must arrive at the Registrar of SLU either by post (P.O. Box 7070, S- 750 07, Uppsala, Sweden) or by E-mail (registrator@slu.se) no later than 15 November 2010. If you are applying for both positions, you will need to send in two separate applications. Posted: 10/8/10.

Urban Biogeochemistry: Research Specialist. A position at the postdoctoral level is available in the Earth Research Institute and Department of Geography at the University of California, Santa Barbara, to study the patterns and processes of human activities and associated movement of elements in urban ecosystems. The successful candidate will participate on a multi-investigator interdisciplinary project examining the relationship of household decisions to fluxes of carbon, nitrogen, and phosphorus. The work will focus on developing statistical relationships between fluxes and biophysical site factors that are part of a large database collected for the Twin Cities metropolitan region, Minnesota. The position is full time and offers a competitive salary and benefits commensurate with experience. The initial appointment is for one year on the multiyear project; continuation beyond one year will be based on performance and availability of funding. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in geography, earth system science, environmental sciences, engineering, or a related field with demonstrated experience in statistical analysis and interpretation of observational data, ability to handle large datasets, proficiency with GIS skills, and a record of communicating research results. The University is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching, and service. Applications will be reviewed starting on January 31, 2011. The position will remain open until filled. Please send a cover letter describing your research interests and experience, curriculum vitae, and names of three references to: Professor Jennifer King, email: jyking@geog.ucsb.edu. Posted: 1/18/11.

Urban Biogeochemistry and Hydrology: Post Doctoral Opportunity at the Institute on the Environment at the University of Minnesota. We seek an individual with interests and expertise in biogeochemistry and watershed hydrology to study regulation of nutrient fluxes from urban landscapes to aquatic ecosystems in the Twin Cities of Minnesota. The post doc would join an interdisciplinary team based at the University of Minnesota and be funded by a UMN Institute on the Environment Discovery Grant to understand how different land cover and management decisions in urban landscapes influence water quality. The post doc would work closely with ecologists, a hydrologist, an environmental engineer, and scientists from the Capital Region Watershed District to investigate factors that determine nutrient retention and losses in north-temperate urban ecosystems. Specific research areas include: a) identification of sources of nutrients in urban watersheds, b) understanding how variation in urban landscape composition influences nutrient fluxes to storm water and streams, and c) investigation of environmental influences over production and transport of soluble nutrients in the urban landscape. The post doc will use approaches that will likely include small watershed studies, tracers, and data synthesis and modeling. The position is for one year with the possibility of an additional half to one year of support depending on performance and funding. PhD in biogeochemistry, ecology, or related field required, with GIS and hydrology experience preferred. For more information contact Jacques Finlay, jfinlay@umn.edu or Sarah Hobbie, shobbie@umn.edu. Interested applicants must apply online at: employment.umn.edu (Search for requisition #169448). To apply, attach a cover letter that includes a statement of research interests, CV, and the names and contact information for three professional references. Letters of recommendation may be requested at a later date. Review of applications will begin on December 15, 2010 and continue until the position is filled. Start date of February 1, 2011. Posted: 11/23/10.

Urban Soil Ecosystems: A post-doctoral position is available at The New School's Tishman Environment and Design Center to examine urban greening as an important form of urban land use-land cover change in the greater metro region of NYC and the effect of this greening on associated ecosystems. The project involves an interdisciplinary team of social-ecological system researchers at The New School and multiple other institutions including Columbia University, Yale University, and others. The successful candidate will be an integral member of this team and will conduct analysis assessing how landuse/landcover effects soil heterogeneity and soil processes in the NYC Metropolitan area. Research involving the postdoctoral researcher may include some or all of the following: -current and historical patterns of land use and land cover -urban soils and plant diversity -urban soil heterogeneity and function -future scenarios for the NYC Metropolitan area. The preferred start date is January 1, 2011. The primary location for the postdoctoral position will be at The New School's Tishman Environment and Design Center. This is a one-year position. Applicants must have relevant Ph.D. experience in urban ecology, soil ecology, or geospatial analysis and be eager to work in an interdisciplinary team with the other scientists on the project. Prior experience with urban ecosystem research is desirable. Candidates with expertise in GIS and experience working with soils are encouraged to apply. Requirements: The successful applicant must be adept at working with multiple researchers with varying interests in urban ecology, including geographers, landscape and urban planners, ecologists, and environmental educators. Strong communication skills are also required for coordinating field-work and meetings. In addition to supporting the overall project, candidates will be encouraged to develop their own research agenda within the project scope. Candidates will also be expected to teach one introductory undergraduate course and one advanced undergraduate course in an area of their expertise for the Environmental Studies program at the university. Interested candidates must apply online. Posted: 10/7/10.

Coupled Natural-Human Systems, Africa: Hydrology, Ecology, and Pastoral Societies in Dryland Grazing Systems: An Interdisciplinary Study of Climate, Grazing and Alternate States. A Postdoctoral Research Scientist position is available for a well qualified, productive and self-motivated researcher to join a collaborative team conducting research on coupled natural-human systems in grazing lands of the African Sahel, with potential relevance to arid and semi-arid grazing lands worldwide. We are exploring how climate, ecohydrology and human decision-making interact with grazing and water resources to drive state transitions and socioeconomic organization in pastoral and agro-pastoral lands. The Postdoctoral Researcher will collaborate with project investigators at several US and African institutions who bring complementary expertise in pastoral systems ecology, hydrology, land use, ecological anthropology, remote sensing, geospatial analysis, ecosystem and social-ecological system modeling. We seek a colleague with expertise in one or more of these fields and an interest in advancing research at the social-ecological interface in African drylands. Further details. Contact: Dr. Niall Hanan, The Geographic Information Science Center of Excellence (GIScCE), South Dakota State University, Brookings, South Dakota, Email: niall.hanan@sdstate.edu. Posted: 11/15/10.

Social Science and Climate Change: College of Forestry and Conservation, University of Montana. The postdoctoral researcher will focus on the social, political, and institutional aspects of adaptive capacity in the context of climate change. The project involves research on adaptive capacity at the community, institutional, and landscape scales in the Western U.S., with emphasis on rural communities and public lands. The postdoctoral researcher will work closely with University of Montana faculty and Forest Service researchers to draw from/synthesize across relevant disciplines/fields, collaborate with a small group of scientists on theory-building and research design (including development of new tools/methods), collect and analyze data for several related research projects, and write publications for multiple audiences. The research will likely involve multiple methods and data sources, and require travel in the Western U.S. Minimum Qualifications * Ph.D. in sociology, geography, political science, anthropology, natural resource social science, or related discipline. * Research experience related to climate change social science/adaptive capacity. * Demonstrated ability to design and implement social science research. * Excellent writing and oral communication skills. * Ability to work independently and collaboratively, problem-solve effectively, and innovate in the face of change. Preferred Qualifications * Knowledge of and experience utilizing both qualitative and quantitative methods (including developing instruments and collecting and analyzing data). * Demonstrated ability to write successful funding proposals. * Publications in relevant fields. * Ability to collaborate with multiple partners to design and implement a project. * Knowledge of federal land management. * Expertise in climate change social science. * Ability to work with partners from different disciplines, including the natural sciences. Salary: $48k/year, fulltime, plus benefits Terms: 1 year position with possibility of extension dependent on funding and performance Start date: March 2011. Application Instructions To apply, please send a cover letter, CV, a publication or other writing sample, and three letters of reference to: Laurie Yung, College of Forestry and Conservation, University of Montana, Missoula, MT 59812. Posted: 1/12/11.

Urban Socio-Ecological Systems: Two postdoctoral researchers are being recruited to work on a two-year ULTRA-Ex project awarded by NSF to the Science Team of Chicago Wilderness, a biodiversity alliance of over 250 organizations in the metropolitan Chicago area (from southern Wisconsin through northern Illinois and Indiana into southwest Michigan). The two ULTRA-Ex postdocs will interact closely with two other postdoctoral researchers (an ecologist and a social scientist) supported by a recent award to the CW Science Team from the NSF Program in the Dynamics of Coupled Human-Natural Systems. We are seeking creative, innovative, interdisciplinary researchers who will work with the CW Science Team to forge exciting new directions in the ecology of complex metropolitan socio-ecological systems. Positions: 1: Green Infrastructure and Ecosystem Services, 2: Environmental/Ecological Informatics. For more information and to apply, see the full job ad. Applications will be evaluated starting September 20. For more information about the research program and these positions, please contact: David Wise, University of Illinois at Chicago (dhwise@uic.edu), Lynne Westphal, USDA Forest Service (lwestphal@fs.fed.us), Liam Heneghan, DePaul University (lhenegha@depaul.edu), Bryan Pijanowski, Purdue University (bpijanow@purdue.edu). Posted: 8/23/10.

Urban Ecology: A postdoctoral position is available to examine urban greening as a key form of urban land use-land cover change in the greater metro region of Boston, MA. The project involves an interdisciplinary team of social-ecological system researchers at UMass Amherst and 7 other institutions, including Clark University and the Urban Ecology Institute. The successful candidate will be an integral member of this team and will conduct spatial analysis on the current state of green infrastructure and greening interventions in the Boston Metropolitan area. Research involving the postdoc may include some or all of the following: -current and historical patterns of land use and land cover -urban food webs and invasive species -analysis of river networks and water quality -public health issues -future scenarios for the Boston Metropolitan area The successful applicant must be adept at working with multiple researchers with varying interests in urban ecology, including geographers, landscape and urban planners, ecologists, and environmental educators. Strong communication skills are also required for coordinating interviews and meetings. In addition to supporting the overall project, candidates will be encouraged to develop their own research agenda within the project scope. The preferred start date is January 2011, although there may be some flexibility. The primary location for the postdoc will be at UMass Amherst, but substantial time will need to be spent at other host institutions, and in the city of Boston. This is a one-year position, with the possible extension to two years. Applicants must have relevant Ph.D. experience in ecology, geography, landscape planning, or conservation biology, and be eager to work in an interdisciplinary team with the other scientists on the project. Prior experience with integrating socio-ecology into urban ecosystems is desirable. Candidates with expertise with GIS, modeling, and scenario building, are encouraged to apply. Review of applicants will begin July 31, 2010, and continue until the position is filled. Applicants should submit (electronically) a cover letter that highlights the applicant's skills and abilities in areas relevant to this project; curriculum vitae; a one or two page statement of experience as it relates to the stated project goals; a maximum of five sample reprints/preprints (electronic versions); and names, addresses, phone numbers and e-mail addresses of three references. A copy of the grant proposal supporting this project is available on request. Applications should be sent (e-mail preferred) to: Paige Warren (pswarren@nrc.umass.edu), Department of Natural Resources Conservation, Holdsworth Hall, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA 01003. Posted: 7/13/10.

Rangeland Wildflowers and Pollinating Insects: U.S. Department of Agriculture Agriculture Research Service. Postdoctoral Research Associate Research Ecologist (Plants) / Research Botanist GS-0408/0408-11/12 Salary Range: $57-89k per Year. Open until filled or 12/31/2011. Full-Time, postdoctoral research position of 2 years with a possible extension of up to 2 years, likely starting in August 2011. Location: The ARS Pollinating Insects Research Unit in Logan, Utah USA Major Duties: Through field studies, quantify the responses of rangeland wildflower communities to traditional and progressive livestock grazing practices on exiting ranches, reserves and research centers. The goal is to characterize grazing practices that benefit (or harm) native bee communities. The assignment includes: 1) quantifying and statistically associating the responses of common wildflower species that are used by native bees to a range of well-documented grazing practices on working ranches (or grazed reserves), and 2) relating wildflower densities to reproductive performance of representative manageable wild bees that use specific flowering species. Experience performing plant identification and taxonomy in sometimes difficult groups and experience quantifying plant communities are both desired. Qualifications: This position requires a Ph.D. in ecology, botany, or closely related field of study that has equipped the applicant with the necessary knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the duties and responsibilities of the position. Working knowledge of plant identification and taxonomy in sometimes difficult groups and experience quantifying plant communities are both desired. For more details, search usajobs.gov for Job Announcement Number: RA-11-050-L. Please send a resume, list of publications, presentations, honors/awards, curriculum vitae, or optional Application for Federal Employment (OF-612) to: Dr. James H. Cane, RA-11-050-L, USDA/ARS Pollinating Insects Res Unit, Utah State University, Logan UT 84326 USA. Jim Cane can be reached by phone at (435) 797-3879 or by email at Jim.Cane@ars.usda.gov. Applications will be accepted from both US Citizens and Non-Citizens as allowed by appropriations and statute. More information on citizenship restrictions. Posted: 3/17/11.

Pollination Ecology: A postdoctoral position is available to investigate role of native bees as providers of ecosystem services in apple orchards in the northeastern US. The position will begin as soon as a qualified applicant is found and is available for one year with the possibility of extension. Qualifications: a Ph.D. in ecology & evolution, entomology, or a related field; demonstrated expertise in collecting field data and managing large field research projects; excellent organizational skills; and strong data analysis and writing skills. Preference will be given to applicants with prior experience working with native bees, pollination biology, apple pollination, and assessing pollinator limitation. Landscape ecology, GIS and modeling skills would be welcomed but are not essential. The position will be based in the Department of Entomology, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY. To apply, send curriculum vitae, statement of interest and qualifications, names and contact info for three references, and up to three relevant publications to: Dr Bryan N. Danforth (bnd1@cornell.edu). Applications will be received until a suitable applicant is found. Applicants who will be attending the ESA meeting in San Diego should contact Bryan Danforth to set up an interview. See http://www.danforthlab.entomology.cornell.edu/ for more information. Posted: 12/10/10.

Pollination Ecology: My lab is looking for postdoc researchers interested in pollination ecology, eager to work in the Mediterranean region. Funding opportunities, co-financed by the Greek Government and the EU, are now available. In sum, the key-points of the call are the following: · the Postdoc Researcher (PR) should have already acquired his/her title not more than 7 years ago (for those who are about to obtain it, they must have to fulfil the requirements until November 20, 2010 -a certificate will be needed) * the duration of the project is 24-36 months * the maximum budget of each project is €150,000 (including monthly neet payment of €1,6600, travel+dissemination expenses, consumables, research/field assistants etc) * there's going to be a two-stage submission procedure. The summaries' submission deadline is November 20, 2010 at 22:00 GMT (pretty tight schedule!). The summary of the proposal will be ≤5 pages long and we need another 3-5 for the detailed description of the PR * for more info, please visit http://www.gsrt.gr/default.asp?V_ITEM_ID=6677, or contact me. Those of you or your colleagues who are interested, please keep in mind that research topics are relatively flexible: pollination ecology; dispersal ecology; mutualistic interactions' networks; bee, hoverfly, and other pollinator diversity in the Aegean; threats to pollinators; modelling etc., all in accordance with my lab interests. I encourage especially people loving to experience fieldwork in the Mediterranean to contact me – Lesvos is a great place for this! Any ideas will be most welcome to discuss! Theodora PETANIDOU, Professor, University of the Aegean, Department of Geography, Geography building, University Hill, GR- 81100 MYTILENE. Tel. (+30) 2251036406 (direct), 2251036000 (standard), Mobile phone: (+30) 6972033751, Fax (+30) 2251036423, E-mail: t.petanidou@aegean.gr. Posted: 11/10/10.

Pollination Biology: Postdoctoral position to lead a new project in Neal Williams’ lab in the Department of Entomology at the University of California, Davis. Our lab is an energetic group of pollination and pollinator biologists working on basic and applied research in ecology, evolution and conservation biology. Primary project: I seek a highly motivated and independent researcher for a new project exploring basic and applied aspects of onion pollination in Northern CA. The main project will investigate multiple potential causes of the dramatic drop in hybrid onion seed yield in California associated with control of thrips and onion yellow-spot virus. The project involves both field and lab investigation in fundamental and applied pollination biology. The research involves field surveys in California and Oregon, controlled field and cage experiments to test the effect of systemic pesticide application on bee visitation, pollen viability/ vigor and resulting seed set. Requirements: The position requires someone who is well versed in pollination biology, plant reproductive biology, and working with bees. Experience in the design and implementation of field experiments data analysis are also critical. The successful candidate will take the lead in coordinating the research program in collaboration with UC Cooperative Extension Advisor Rachael Long, me and others at UC Davis, as well as working closely with seed growers and seed companies. The postdoc must be available to work at field sites and travel between California and Oregon. Although the project will occupy substantial time throughout the year, there is opportunity for interaction and collaboration on other research projects in the lab and beyond. Candidates are encouraged to develop their own research projects within the broader context of the grant and beyond. Start Date: Winter 2010-11 (some flexibility, but preference is for the beginning of the January). Funding: Initially for a year period with additional years provided based on strong progress. Salary and benefits follow University of California Scale commensurate with stage and past experience. For applications: send letter summarizing of your background, fit for the position and articulating other research interest along with a CV and names of 3-4 references to nmwilliams@ucdavis.edu. Please use “CDFA postdoc” as the title of your email. I will begin review of applications late October-early November. Informal inquiries initially by email are encouraged prior to application. Posted: 11/10/10.

Entomology: This is a full time 2 year Post Doctoral position with the possibility of a 1 year renewal. The Department of Entomology at the University of Maryland, in cooperation with the USDA ARS, is seeking a post doctoral candidate in Biological Control. The post doc candidate will be expected to develop a strong research program focusing on biological control of Emerald Ash Borer evaluating exotic parasitoids and indigenous natural enemies. This project consists of both field and laboratory components. The successful candidate is expected to show initiative and innovation and be able to work independently as well as part of a team. The candidate will conduct research under the supervision of Dr. Paula Shrewsbury in the Department of Entomology at the UMD in College Park MD, in collaboration with Dr. Jian Duan of the USDA ARS in Newark DE. This position requires a recent Ph.D. in Entomology or a closely related field. Research experience in classical biological control and/or wood boring insects is highly preferred. Strong statistical skills would be helpful. The candidate must enjoy working outdoors and be in good physical condition to endure the rigors of field research in MD. Application packet should include a letter of intent addressing applicant's research experience and skills, and long term career goals; curriculum vitae; transcripts; names and contact information of three references that are familiar with your research. Submit applications electronically to Joanne Lewis (jclewis@umd.edu). Call Joanne Lewis at 301-405-3912 if you have questions. For full consideration, complete applications should be received by May 16, 2011. Posted: 5/10/11.

Climate Change and Forest Insect Outbreak Dynamics: A post-doctoral position is available to investigate climatic effects on regional forest insect outbreak dynamics. Climate change is having simultaneous impacts on the potential yield of forests (via effects on tree growth and species distribution) and on biotic disturbance regimes in forests (via effects on insect pest populations). Our ability to adaptively manage forest ecosystems is presently limited due to inadequate knowledge of the linkages between climate, forest landscapes and forest pest population dynamics. The project will address this general problem through studies of North American pest species thought to be influenced by climate change (e.g., Dendroctonus bark beetles and Hemlock woolly adelgid). The post-doctoral scientist, working with the other investigators, will assemble and coordinate work groups with appropriate expertise and lead the development of resulting papers. The objective is to provide a foundational set of scenarios linking climate predictions with process-based models of forest pest dynamics and associated forest management options. This will build capacity for evaluating socio-economic impacts of climatic effects on forest pest dynamics under alternative management scenarios. We seek applicants with skills and interest in forest ecology, population dynamics, climate, ecosystem science, and/or natural resource economics. The position requires facility with modeling, programming, data management, and data analysis. Experience with work groups and multi-disciplinary science is a plus. To apply, please send curriculum vitae, a cover letter, and contact information for three references to Matt Ayres (Matt.Ayres@Dartmouth.edu). Review of applications will begin 1 June. Investigators: Matthew P. Ayres, Biological Sciences, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH; Barbara Bentz, Rocky Mountain Research Station, Logan, Utah; Thomas P. Holmes, Southern Research Station, Research Triangle Park, NC; Andrew Liebhold, Northern Research Station, Morgantown, West Virginia. Posted: 5/18/11.

Research Entomologist: The USDA Agricultural Research Service, Southern Insect Management Research Unit, Stoneville, MS, has an opening for a permanent full time Research Scientist position (GS-12-13). Salary range: $68-106k. U.S. citizenship is required. The incumbent conducts independent and collaborative research to identify key ecological factors associated with insect population dynamics and develops ecologically sound strategies for suppressing arthropod pest of southern row crops. Search USAJOBS for vacancy announcement# ARS-X11S-0074 or call 301-504-1482 for complete application instructions. Applications must be postmarked, faxed, or e-mailed by April 8, 2011. Posted: 3/18/11.

Food Web Functioning in Agroecosystems: Opportunity location: Cotonou, Benin (after a few months of orientation in Montpellier, France). Closing date: 1 July 2011. The Hortsys research unit of CIRAD is opening a permanent ecologist position to contribute to develop innovative horticultural cropping systems with better consideration of biological regulation in agro-ecosystems. You will thus mobilize knowledge in ecological sciences and combine it with knowledge in agronomy. At first, the research will concern the management of fruit flies on mango and citrus orchards in West Africa, focusing on the optimization of the structure and the functioning of trees and habitats in relation to the ecological balance between fruit flies, other fruit tree pests, weaver ants, and other beneficial organisms. Horticultural cropping systems are characterized by their great vulnerability to bio-aggressors. This fragility causes a great instability of systems, often compensated by the massive use of pesticides, which is now under question for obvious reasons of sustainability, particularly in terms of ecosystem and human health. The development of resilient and sustainable cropping systems for non pesticide-dependent integrated agricultural production, represents a necessity and therefore a major objective for scientists today. The mission of this ecologist is to answer three main research questions, applied to fruit tree orchard ecosystems in West Africa: (1) What are the interactions between the phenology of trees and fruit production, the early attacks of sap-feeding insects, the visitation of trees by weaver ants, and regulation (direct by predation or by repulsion through the release of repellent semio-chemical substances) exercised on fruit flies? (2) What are the processes at play in the regulation observed? (3) What are the designs (spatial and temporal organization of plant species, particularly live crop covers and shrubs in the vicinity of orchards and their management) that warrant the best trade-off between the stability of the balance between communities, on the one hand, and productivity on the other? Research activities are conducted in the context of an established partnership with several African research institutions and IITA. Qualifications: Academic background (doctorate) in ecology, entomology or agronomy Training, knowledge or post-doctoral experience desirable in functional ecology, community ecology (preferably with emphasis on animals) or food web ecology Expertise in modelling, spatialstatistics and/or landscape ecology welcome. Capacity/willingness for life as an expatriate and for carrying out missions. Capacity/willingness for field work (orchards and natural areas). Tropical experience would be a plus. Taste for multidisciplinary approaches. Good command of French and English. To Apply: Only online submission. Further information on the position may be obtained from Dr. Alain Ratnadass (alain.ratnadass@cirad.fr or +33 4 67 59 31 14). Posted: 6/13/11.

Arthropod Food Webs in Fragmented Hawaiian Forests: Two Postdoctoral Research Associates – Contractual Positions. Project Title: Interactive effects of predation and ecosystem size on arthropod food webs in Hawaiian forests fragmented by lava flows. We seek two postdoctoral associates to join an interdisciplinary, NSF-funded research team examining the relationships between native forest fauna and introduced rodents in native forests fragmented by lava flows (kipuka) on the Big Island of Hawaii. One position will have a focus on arthropod food web ecology and will be based at the Department of Entomology, University of Maryland with Dr. Daniel Gruner. The other position will have an avian focus and will be based at the School of Forest Resources and Environmental Science, Michigan Technological University with Dr. David Flaspohler. The post-docs will join an ongoing research program investigating the role of omnivorous predators as drivers of food web dynamics in mid-elevation forests near Hilo, HI. The study system contains a set of naturally isolated forest patches of varying sizes along with plant, bird, and arthropod communities dominated by native species (Flaspohler et al. 2010, Biol. Conserv.). The current research has solid theoretical and applied foci with the potential to make significant contributions to the conservation of Hawaiian ecosystems. The interdisciplinary nature of this research will provide opportunities for both post-docs to work with the two supervisors as well as Dr. Tadashi Fukami, Stanford University and Dr. Christian Giardina, USFS, Institute of Pacific Island Forestry. Qualifications: Applicants must complete a Ph.D. in ecology or related field prior to appointment. Candidates for the position with an entomological focus should bring a strong background in arthropod ecology, a background and interest in food web theory, working knowledge of stable isotope ecology, and strong quantitative skills. Prior experience with isotope mixing models, generalized linear mixed models, GIS, and coding in R or Matlab are desirable but not required. Candidates for the position with an avian focus should have a solid background in bird biology, a background and interest in bird-habitat relationships including experience banding and/or use of radio telemetry with passerines and strong quantitative skills. Candidates for both positions should enjoy working in an open collaborative environment, should have excellent written and verbal communication skills, and a willingness to work in a rugged field environment. Both positions offer competitive salary and benefits, commensurate with experience, as well as a range of mentoring and professional development opportunities and access to campus postdoctoral associations. A start date of Jan. 2011 is preferred but may be flexible for the right candidates. Contracts will be offered for 1 year with extension to a second year given satisfactory performance. Application: Candidates should send a succinct cover letter summarizing their research experience and interests, a CV, a sample of representative publications, and contact information for three references. Review of applicants will begin immediately and the position will remain open until suitable candidates are found. All applications received on or before 1 September 2010 will be guaranteed consideration. Application packages (emailed as a single PDF file) should be sent to: Food web entomology: Daniel Gruner (dsgruner@umd.edu). Avian ecology: David Flaspohler (djflaspo@mtu.edu). Gruner and Fukami will attend the ESA meeting, and inquiries are welcome in person in addition to email. Posted: 7/29/10.

Insect Disease Ecology: Two to five year postdoc - using models and experiments to understand the role of disease in insect outbreaks with Greg Dwyer, University of Chicago. In this project, we will use a combination of mathematical modeling and field experiments to understand how host-pathogen coevolution and induced plant defenses affect the dynamics of a viral disease of gypsy moths. Gypsy moth populations in North America undergo boom-bust population fluctuations, and the goal of our research is to understand how coevolution and host-plant defenses modulate the effect of the virus on these fluctuations. We are looking for a field biologist with strong quantitative skills, who knows both how to execute logistically challenging field experiments, and how to use maximum likelihood and nonlinear fitting routines to fit mechanistic mathematical models to data. We do not expect a high degree of expertise in both tasks, but some experience with each is crucial. Submit a C.V., two manuscripts from your Ph.D. or post-doctoral research (in prep., in press, or already published) and arrange to have 3 letters of reference sent to: gdwyer@uchicago.edu The ideal start date is roughly 1 January 2011, but if you are interested in earlier or later dates you are welcome to ask. Review of applications will begin about 20 September 2010, and will continue until the position is filled. Salary and benefits are competitive. No commuters, please. Greg Dwyer, 1101 E 57th St, Ecology& Evolution, U Chicago, Chicago IL 60637-1573 USA. Posted: 8/31/10.

Plant Disease Ecology: We are seeking candidates for a new post-doctoral position in plant virus and vector ecology at Michigan State University. In plant virus ecology, a central research priority is to advance understanding of the factors that promote exchange of plant viruses among patches of managed and natural vegetation. Virus dispersal and diversification rates can be influenced by virus and vector interactions with host plant traits, by community interactions that amplify or dampen pest pressures, and by the distribution of vegetation and other environmental drivers across landscapes. A key question is how these factors interact to determine the conditions under which individual vegetation patches serve either as net sources of pathogenic viruses and their vectors or as sinks for them. Our project addresses this question in the context of bioenergy landscapes that contain a spectrum of related host species and populations that range from wildtype to those highly selected for biofuel-valued traits. Under some conditions, selection for biofuel-valued traits may increase host susceptibility to viruses and insect pests. There is thus strong need to identify and assess fundamental mechanisms promoting virus proliferation and dispersal, to quantify the potential for virus exchange among bioenergy crops and other landscape compartments, and to develop effective strategies for mitigating virus spread where needed. In addressing these needs, the project will combine empirical studies with molecular phylogeography and geospatial analyses. The post-doctoral position with this project offers well-supported opportunities for an outstanding young scientist to take the lead in shaping research and advancing understanding in this exciting area of plant virus ecology. The individual will conduct and oversee molecular and experimental studies in the lab and field and coordinate the project as a whole in collaboration with three faculty mentors: Dr. Carolyn Malmstrom, PI, in the Dept. of Plant Biology, and Dr. Douglas Landis and Dr. Rufus Isaacs, co-PIs, in the Dept. of Entomology. In addition, the post-doc will have opportunities to collaborate with colleagues throughout MSU and with the DOE Great Lakes Bioenergy Center. As a key member and leader in the research team, the post-doc will be expected to develop and contribute innovative aspects of the research effort that reflect his or her personal strengths and interests. For this position, we seek a dynamic individual with an excellent research record, strong skills in communication, organization, and interpersonal relations, and experience with molecular techniques and field studies. Previous experience with phylogenetics, phylogeography, or geospatial analysis is helpful but not required, as training is available. A Ph.D. is required. For more information or to apply, please email Dr. Carolyn Malmstrom (carolynm@msu.edu). Applications should include a description of the candidate's interest in and suitability for the position, a CV, copies of publications, and contact information for three references. Posted: 1/21/11.

Plant Disease Ecology: Dr. Rodrigo Almeida, Department of Environmental Science, Policy and Management, University of California, Berkeley, is recruiting a post-doctoral researcher. This project is in collaboration with Dr. Kent Daane (UC Berkeley). Full-time one year position, renewal based on performance and funding. Experimental research will focus on an emerging vector-borne RNA grapevine virus in Northern California vineyards. We are seeking for post-docs with interest in addressing broad disease ecology questions from an experimental and theoretical perspective. Some experience with general molecular tools is desirable but not required, as other members of the laboratory have a strong molecular component to their work. Job will remain open until filled, applicants are encourage to submit an application by September 10, 2010. Start date is flexible, although early 2011 is preferred. To apply send Rodrigo Almeida (rodrigoalmeida@berkeley.edu) an application, which should include a 1) cover letter, 2) CV, and 3) name/contact of three references. Posted: 8/27/10.

Seedling Pathogens and Forest Dynamics: A postdoctoral researcher is needed for an NSF and DOE sponsored project examining the effects of seedling pathogens on forest dynamics in the context of climate change. Goals of this research are to identify seedling pathogens in temperate mixed hardwood forests, and to determine how forest composition and climate change influence fungal infection and its impacts on seedling demography and composition. The postdoc will coordinate a large-scale field project and develop and implement protocols for DNA based identification of plant endophytic fungal and oomycete communities. She or he will be based at Duke University and work in the labs of Jim Clark and Rytas Vilgalys. The project will involve training and supervision of research technicians, and travel to field sites at Harvard Forest. The ideal candidate will possess strong field, molecular, and data management skills, and should have an interest in community-level analysis and modeling. A background in plant pathogens is also desirable, but not requisite. Start date: immediate through 5/1/2011. Salary commensurate with experience, based on NIH recommended postdoctoral salary scale. Requirements: • Ph.D. in ecology, mycology, plant pathology, or related field • Experience with field studies • Laboratory and bioinformatics skills, including DNA sequencing and interpretation of sequence data to identify environmental samples. To apply, send a CV, statement of research interests (2 pages max), and contact information for three references by March 21, 2011 to Jim Clark (jimclark@duke.edu). Position is available in spring 2011. Posted: 2/23/11.

Community Ecology of Disease: Drs. Elizabeth Borer and Eric Seabloom (Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Behavior, University of Minnesota) are recruiting a Postdoctoral Research Associate. This is a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed-term position with renewal based on performance and funding. The purpose of this position is to conduct and publish results from scholarly research in the general area of disease community ecology including topics such as effects of pathogen diversity, host diversity, and resource supply rates on pathogen dynamics in complex natural systems. This position is part of a large collaborative research effort including faculty, postdocs, and graduate students at University of Minnesota, Cornell University, University of North Carolina, North Carolina State University, and Princeton University. While the principal focus of the empirical work has been on plant viral pathogens (barley and cereal yellow dwarf viruses) in natural grasslands, applicants interested in more general theoretical questions applicable to plant, wildlife, and human disease systems are encouraged to apply. We are also accepting applicants with strong empirical skills especially in using PCR and genomic tools to quantify pathogen communities. For technical questions on this position please contact Elizabeth Borer (borer@umn.edu). This job posting will remain open until the position is filled, but applicants are encouraged to apply by September 1, 2010. For further information on this position and to submit application materials go to: employment.umn.edu and search for requisition 167375 or go directly to the job ad Application materials include: 1) Cover letter summarizing interests and qualifications 2) Resume/Vita 3) Names and contact information of at least three professional references. Posted: 8/6/10.

Community Ecology of Yeasts: A postdoctoral fellow position is available in the Fukami Lab at Stanford University. The successful candidate will conduct laboratory and field research on the community assembly of nectar-living yeasts. There will be opportunities to develop independent and collaborative research. Experience in fungal molecular ecology (using RFLP, TRFLP or qPCR) and/or one or more of the following fields is desirable: experimental evolution, molecular genetics, pollination biology, avian ecology, plant chemical ecology. Initial appointment will be for one year, with the possibility of extension for one or two additional years, contingent on funding availability. Start date is preferably May 2011, but flexible. To apply, please e-mail a cover letter, CV, and names and contact information of three references as a single pdf to Tadashi Fukami (fukamit@stanford.edu), with the subject line as "Postdoc application (your name)". Review of applications will begin on February 15, 2011, and continue until a suitable candidate is identified. Informal inquiries prior to application are welcome. Posted: 1/24/11.

Community Ecology: A Postdoctoral Research Associate position is available at the Tyson Research Center in the lab of Dr. Jon Chase at Washington University in St. Louis. While the specific topics of research are flexible, preference will be given to individuals with research interests on issues related to biodiversity patterns across spatio-temporal scales, community assembly, and/or food web interactions, as well as how those issues are influenced by land-use changes and/or can inform the restoration of degraded ecosystems. Applicants are encouraged to develop collaborative research that is complementary to a variety of ongoing research projects, including surveys of biodiversity in aquatic (e.g., ponds) and terrestrial (e.g., forest, glade, prairie) meta-communities, large-scale restoration experiments in Ozark glades, prairies, and forests, and/or community assembly and food web interactions in experimental ponds. Applicants with strong quantitative skills (e.g., simulation, analytical and/or statistical modeling), and interests in applying those skills to empirical questions, are particularly encouraged to apply. Empirical research must be primarily based on the grounds of Washington University's Tyson Research Center, a field station ~20 miles from the main campus of Washington University, and a network of nearby natural areas, including the Missouri Botanical Garden's Shaw Nature Reserve, many State and County Parks, and lands owned by the Missouri Department of Conservation. Opportunities also exist for comparative projects across larger biogeographic networks of field sites. The successful candidate will be primarily based at the field station during the spring/summer field season, and on campus during the school year. While this is primarily a research position, the postdoctoral associate should have an expressed interest in mentoring undergraduate researchers and high school interns as part of their research program, and in being an active and dynamic member of a growing community of researchers at the field station. To that end, in addition to mentoring students, the successful candidate will be a co-leader of a ‘seminar-style’ course for undergraduates that meets weekly during the winter term (Practical Skills for Environmental Biology Research), preparing students for their summer research experiences. Funding for salary and modest research expenses is available for one year with the possibility of extension for a second (or even third) year. Start date is flexible, but would preferably be between January-March 2011. Applications will begin to be considered on July 23, 2010, but will be accepted until the position is filled. However, candidates are encouraged to send an email indicating interest in the position as soon as possible. To apply, in a single .pdf file, please send your CV, a succinct (1-2 page) statement of research interests focusing on projects that could be conducted while working at Washington University’s Tyson Research Center and surrounding lands, and names and contact information of three references electronically to Dr. Jon Chase, Dept. of Biology, Washington University in Saint Louis (jchase@wustl.edu). Posted: 7/9/10.

Plant Ecologist/Restoration Ecologist: (Position RA-09-022L): The USDA-Agricultural Research Service, in Burns Oregon, seeks a Research Ecologist (Postdoctoral Research Associate) for a 2-yr appointment. The overall aim of this research is to design and implement novel approaches for restoring disturbed and degraded shrub steppe communities threatened by invasive annual grasses. Specific duties include: 1) Investigating biotic and abiotic factors interacting to control the establishment and performance of invasive annual grasses and desired perennial species; and 2) Quantifying effects of Pseudomonas fluorescens D.7, plant competition, soil type, soil temperature, soil moisture, and soil crusting on individual plant growth and population demography. Ph.D. in Plant Ecology, Plant Population Biology, Restoration Ecology, Rangeland Ecology or a closely related field is required. Knowledge of field experimentation, experimental design, and statistics is required. Knowledge of plant-soil-microbe relationship, plant ecophysiological concepts, ecological processes, and plant population and community dynamics is desirable. Review of applicants will begin Jan 15. Annual salary is $54k plus benefits. Citizenship restrictions apply. Applicants should submit the required application material specified here. Applicants are encouraged to include a cover letter detailing how they meet the job requirements. Contact Dr. Roger Sheley at 541-573-8938, roger.sheley@oregonstate.edu; Dr. Jeremy James, jeremy.james@oregonstate.edu. Posted: 12/3/10.

[positions filled] Plant Community Ecology: Kellogg Biological Station, Michigan State University (Available June 2011, start date negotiable). I am seeking two postdoctoral associates to work on questions related to the controls on diversity in grasslands. The primary focus of research in my lab is controls on plant diversity in grasslands and how these communities, and the species in them, respond to nutrient enrichment. Most of the research in the lab has focused on unmanaged systems - prairie savannah and old fields in SW Michigan - but we are now expanding this work to look at the implications of fertilization and harvesting/grazing in pastures and biofuel cropping systems. Project 1: Predicting responses of plant communities to nutrient enrichment – A species traits approach. We have established several sets of long term experiments in grasslands in SW Michigan and monitored changes in community composition, diversity and productivity. One set of experiments is in a low-productivity grassland in a prairie-savannah matrix. The others are in successional old-fields of moderate productivity and are part of the KBS LTER projects. Having documented changes in composition and productivity, we are now exploring how species traits, particularly those related to clonal growth and invasion capacity, affect the ability of species to persist in response to nutrient enhancement. A trait data base has been assembled for most of the species in these communities. There is also the opportunity to participate in a cross-site analysis of grassland community and species response to precipitation variability using data from a network of LTER and other sites (PDTNetwork). Project 2: Maintaining diversity in managed grasslands: Pasture and biofuel cropping systems. This project builds on the research projects described above and will focus on developing hypotheses and establishing experimental studies to compare how different management scenarios for mixed species grasslands biofuel crops and pastures will impact the diversity, productivity and potential to deliver specific ecosystem services. The biofuel crops have been planted at KBS as part of the DOE-funded Great Lakes BioEnergy Center and are located near a recently established pasture-based dairy and the KBS LTER. Both systems provide the opportunity to test how management of grasslands for specific ecosystem processes, primarily productivity, impact diversity and related services Requirements and to apply: Both positions require strong quantitative and writing skills, an interest in working collaboratively and to interact with the training of undergraduate researchers. Both will provide opportunities for developing independent projects related to the ongoing research. A PhD is required for final appointment. The positions are available 1 June 2011, but the start date is negotiable. Review of applications will begin 15 May. To apply, cover letter summarizing research experience and interests, C.V., names and contact information for three references to Kay Gross (kgross@kbs.msu.edu). Please indicate if you are interested in the 1) prairie/old field or 2) pasture/biofuel or 3) either/both positions. Posted: 5/3/11.

Plant Community Ecology/Restoration: A postdoctoral position is available with Lars Brudvig’s research group at Michigan State University to investigate plant community ecology and restoration in Michigan using experimental and large-scale observational approaches. I seek an individual with a strong conceptual approach to research, interested in integrating ecological theory with restoration ecology. Research in the Brudvig Lab currently addresses questions at the interface of plant community, landscape, and restoration ecology and I am particularly interested in applicants who wish to investigate the roles of temporal and spatial processes for plant community assembly and restoration. Examples of potential research topics (as they relate to plant community restoration) include: 1) the importance of temporally variable processes, such as year effects, initial species composition, and species arrival order, 2) the relative influences of local vs. landscape-level factors, 3) determinants and consequences of beta diversity during restoration. Opportunities exist for working at numerous MSU land holdings as well as Kellogg Biological Station. A Ph.D. is necessary. Funding for salary, benefits, and research expenses is available for two years, with second year renewal contingent on performance. Start date is flexible and candidates should indicate their availabilities. To apply, email Lars Brudvig (brudvig@msu.edu) with a CV, copies of publications, contact information for three references, and a 1 page research statement, focusing on interests for research at Michigan State University. Review of applicants will begin immediately and continue through November 2010 or until a suitable candidate is selected. Posted: 10/11/10.

Dispersal Behavior of Plants and Insects: The Corridor Research Group is seeking to hire a Post-Doctoral Fellow to lead a large-scale experiment examining the effects of fragmentation and landscape corridors on the dispersal behavior of plants and insects. We will use a novel 15N tagging technique to track movement in large experimentally fragmented landscapes at the Savannah River Site, near Aiken, South Carolina. The Post-Doctoral Fellow will work with a team of collaborative and collegial set of faculty mentors to coordinate this research. This position includes significant opportunities for independent research with strong support from the participating investigators. The post-doc will live at the site, in South Carolina, and the position requires strong interpersonal skills, as the post-doc will be in charge of coordinating an NSF funded collaborative research program involving six universities and the US forest Service. The anticipated start date is February 15th, 2011. The Post-Doc will be officially affiliated with the University of Washington (Joshua Tewksbury, PI) but research will be conducted in collaboration with all PIs: Lars Brudvig (Michigan State), Tomas Carlo (Penn State), Ellen Damschen and John Orrock (U. Wisconsin - Madison), Nick Haddad (North Carolina State), and Doug Levey (University of Florida). Compensation will be competitive and the position will extend for at least two years. Essential requirements: a PhD in ecology or related area. Materials to submit: CV, cover letter explaining research interests, and contact information with emails for three references. All materials should be submitted by e-mail to Josh Tewksbury (tewksjj@uw.edu). Please use the following subject line “2011 Corridor Post-Doc Position”. Closing date: December 31st. More information: publications. Posted: 12/13/10.

Plant Community Ecology and Restoration: Postdoctoral Research Position: Large-scale field experiments on the factors that limit plant distribution. A postdoctoral position is available to work to understand longleaf pine understory plant community assembly and restoration, in collaboration with John Orrock (University of Wisconsin), Ellen Damschen (University of Wisconsin), Lars Brudvig (Michigan State University), and Joan Walker (Forest Service Southern Research Station and Clemson University), and with funding from the Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program (SERDP). The successful candidate will join a research team conducting experimental research to determine how local ecological processes (dispersal limitation, competition, consumers) interact with landscape context to influence plant community diversity, composition, and restoration at three study areas (Fort Bragg, NC, Savannah River Site, SC, and Fort Stewart, GA). The successful candidate will be responsible for implementing a large-scale experimental study (manipulating seed additions, consumer exclosures, and competitor removals) at the Savannah River Site and must be adept at working with local resource managers as well as managing field assistants to assure the execution of the project. The postdoc will also be encouraged to develop their own independent research within the context of the larger project. Funding for salary, benefits, and research expenses is available for two years, with the possibility of additional support to extend the position. The preferred start date is July 25, 2010, although some flexibility exists in setting the start date. The successful candidate will be expected to remain at the study site at the Savannah River Site near Aiken, South Carolina for a sufficient amount of time each year to ensure that project goals are met. At the study location, the postdoctoral associate will also be able to interact with researchers and managers at the U.S. Forest Service, members of the Corridor Project research group, researchers working on other large-scale experimental landscape manipulations, as well as researchers at the nearby Savannah River Ecology Lab. Applications should consist of a 1-2 page statement of research interests focusing on projects that could be conducted related to the themes of this research project, a curriculum vitae, relevant publications, and names of three references. Applicants must have relevant Ph.D. experience in ecology, conservation biology, or restoration ecology and be eager to work as a collaborative team with the other postdocs and scientists on the project. The application should also contain a cover page that highlights the applicant’s skills and abilities in areas relevant to this project, including experience with experimental ecology (e.g., consumer exclosure construction, seed additions, etc.), ecological restoration, landscape ecology (e.g., landscape analyses, GIS skills, etc.), managing volunteers and field crews, and collaborating with management agencies. Because the Savannah River Site is a highly secure area run by the U.S. Department of Energy, non-US citizens may have difficulty gaining clearance to work there. Applications should be sent (e-mail preferred) to: John Orrock (jorrock@wisc.edu), Department of Zoology, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI, 53706. Posted: 7/7/10.

Landscape/Movement Ecology: The Corridor Research Group (a multi-university / US Forest Service collaboration) is seeking to hire a Post-Doctoral Fellow to lead a large-scale experiment examining the effects of fragmentation and landscape corridors on the dispersal behavior of plants and insects. We will do this using a novel 15N tagging technique to track movement in large experimentally fragmented landscapes at the Savannah River Site, near Aiken, South Carolina. The Post-Doctoral Fellow will coordinate this collaborative research, live near the site, and work with a collaborative and collegial set of faculty mentors. This position includes significant opportunities to initiate an independent research program with support from the participating investigators, and requires strong interpersonal skills, as the post-doc will be in charge of coordinating an NSF funded collaborative research program involving six universities and the US forest Service. The anticipated start date is November 1, 2011. The Post-Doc will be officially affiliated with the University of Washington (Joshua Tewksbury, PI) but research will be conducted in collaboration with all PIs: Lars Brudvig (Michigan State), Tomas Carlo (Penn State), Ellen Damschen and John Orrock (U. Wisconsin - Madison), Nick Haddad (North Carolina State U.), and Doug Levey (University of Florida), and joint affiliation will be granted to any of these collaborating institutions as needed. Compensation will be competitive and the position will extend for 2+ years, depending on funding. Essential requirements: a PhD in ecology or related discipline Materials to submit: CV, cover letter explaining research interests, and contact information with emails for three references. All materials should be submitted by e-mail to Josh Tewksbury (tewksjj@uw.edu). Please use the following subject line “2011 Corridor Post-Doc Position”. Closing date: Until filled. We are planning on conducting preliminary interviews in early August in conjunction with the Ecological Society of America meeting in Austin followed by a site visit to the field site with top candidates in late august. Final decisions will be made directly after the site visit. Posted: 11/22/10, revised: 4/18/11.

Ecology of Algal Biofuel Production: The Section of Ecology, Behavior and Evolution at the University of California-San Diego invites applications for a position for a post-doctoral scholar to study the ecology of algal biofuel production. The successful candidate will participate in research on the effects of algal species traits, diversity in polyculture, zooplankton grazing and nutrient stoichiometry on biochemical composition of algal cells. The position is part of the San Diego Center for Algae Biotechnology (www.algae.ucsd.edu), an interdisciplinary consortium of researchers working on all aspects of the development and commercialization of algae biofuels. The present position will integrate lab culturing experiments to quantify species traits and environmental tolerances with field mesocosms to measure performance under outdoor conditions. Expected products include: (1) a database of stoichiometric, biochemical and life history traits for a wide range of eukaryotic and cyanobacterial strains; (2) a number of refereed publications describing experiments on the effects of algal diversity on lipid yield and losses to grazers. Applicants must hold a doctoral degree preferably in Aquatic or Microbial Ecology, Limnology or Oceanography. Experience with maintaining lab cultures of micro-organisms and measuring cell elemental and biochemical composition will be essential. The position will be available on or around January 1 and will be initially set for one year with the chance of continuing for up to three years. Applicants should send a CV, cover letter and contact information for three referees to Jonathan Shurin. Review of applications will begin on December 1, 2010 and continue until the position is filled. Posted: 11/15/10.

Invasive Species Phylogeography: A postdoctoral position is available in the lab of Rodney Mauricio, Department of Genetics, University of Georgia. Although I am particularly interested in an individual with skills in phylogeography, I would also consider an individual more broadly interested in the ecological genetics of invasive species (see http://www.genetics.uga.edu/mauriciolab/ and http://www.genetics.uga.edu/pire/ for more details). I am interested in hiring someone with some background in evolutionary or ecological genetics and with excellent bench skills. The ideal candidate will be organized, pay close attention to detail, and be able to work both independently and in collaboration with others. In particular, the candidate may work closely with Dr. Travis Glenn on next-gen approaches. Independent side projects on the part of the postdoc are encouraged and will be supported intellectually and financially if feasible. A Ph.D. is required. There also may be an opportunity for this postdoc to gain independent teaching experience (for extra pay) by teaching a small, 1-credit, discussion section for our undergraduate evolutionary biology course each semester. The start date is late summer/early fall 2011, although there is some flexibility in start dates. The initial appointment is for one year, with an additional year of funding available conditional on satisfactory performance. Please send me an e-mail (mauricio@uga.edu) with the following information: a statement detailing your interest and qualifications for the position, a CV, a statement of your research interests, and the names and contact information for 2 people who could write on your behalf. Posted: 3/17/11.

Community Phylogenetics: We seek a highly motivated and productive postdoctoral researcher to work on newly NSF-funded, collaborative research on the Dimensions of Biodiversity. Stage 1 of the project is to work at the University of California-Santa Barbara in the laboratory of Todd Oakley. The postdoc will collect high-throughput sequencing data to elucidate the phylogenetic relationships of North American freshwater green algae. The postdoc will use the resulting phylogeny, along with publicly available distribution data, to test the hypothesis that algae co-occurring in lakes are phylogenetically non-random assemblages. The phylogeny estimated in stage 1 will form the foundation for collaborative research led by Bradley Cardinale at the University of Michigan and Charles Delwiche at the University of Maryland who will run experiments designed to identify the evolutionary and genetic basis of species niches, and then determine how niche differences influence coexistence and the productivity of algal communities. The position requires an individual with a PhD and experience in community ecology, phylogenetics, phycology or related fields. Outstanding molecular, computational and/or quantitative skills are particularly advantageous. Funding is available for a 12-month position, for a minimum of 1 year, and will be extended provided satisfactory progress on research. The successful candidate will be expected to interface with multiple collaborators and to become an integral member of an interactive and collaborative lab group, as well as to supervise and/or mentor students. There will be opportunities for the candidate to pursue his or her own research program within the broader context of the grant proposal, and in collaboration with the PI, lab, and outside collaborators. The starting date is flexible and will remain open until filled. For primary consideration, applicants should apply by October 31, 2010. Informal inquiries are encouraged, prior to formal application. To formally apply, please send the following: 1. A curriculum vitae 2. Names of 3 referees willing to provide a letter of recommendation upon request 3. A brief statement of how your research goals fit with research at the interface of community ecology and evolutionary biology. E-mail applications are preferred: oakley@lifesci.ucsb.edu. Mailed applications are also acceptable to: Todd Oakley, Ecology Evolution Marine Biology, University of California- Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, CA 93106. Posted: 9/29/10.

Arabidopsis Phenotyping: We are seeking a postdoctoral researcher/teacher to fill a central role in the NSF-supported Undergraduate Phenotyping of Arabidopsis Knowledgebase (UnPAK; see description below) project. The successful candidate will possess a PhD in the biological sciences, have skills in database design and maintenance, be enthusiastic about teaching part-time in the College of Charleston Biology Department's ecology/evolution course sequence (details below) and mentoring undergraduate researchers. An ideal candidate will also possess additional technical skills including PCR-based methods, experience with plant growth chamber or greenhouse growing methods (ideally in Arabidopsis), and cyberinfrastructure/bioinformatics capabilities. This position offers substantial opportunities in both research and education, and would be ideal for an individual who aspires to an academic career at an institution that embraces the teacher-scholar model. Individuals who are most successful at these institutions often bring experience in high-impact teaching and cutting-edge scholarship with them when they apply—exactly the experiences that will result from tenure as a UnPAK postdoctoral researcher. The UnPAK postdoc will have the first chance to synthesize genetic and phenotypic data as it is collected and will be encouraged to pursue independent projects within the context of the overall research program (use of phenotypic effects of T-DNA insertion mutants in Arabidopsis to answer fundamental questions about Arabidopsis genome structure and function across environments). There will be extensive opportunities for professional networking during interactions among partner institutions involved in the project (including Barnard College, Hampden-Sydney, and U. Georgia). In addition to Arabidopsis research opportunities, the UnPAK postdoc can be involved in collaborative efforts in building educational resources. This postdoc will also have opportunities to learn about educational research, as the UnPAK network will serve as a context for understanding the impacts on undergraduates of participating in a research network Initially, teaching would be within the College of Charleston course BIOL211 (see page 148). Inquiries about this position can be sent to Matt Rutter (rutterm@cofc.edu), Courtney Murren (murrenc@cofc.ed) or Allan Strand (stranda@cofc.edu). Applications should include a CV, a cover letter, and contact information for 3 references and can be sent as PDF files directly to Allan Strand (stranda@cofc.edu). Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Posted: 6/15/11.

Bioinformatics and Transposon Biology in Rice: An NSF funded postdoctoral position is available in the laboratories of Dr Susan Wessler and Dr Jason Stajich at the University of California, Riverside to study the evolutionary dynamics of transposable elements in the rice genome and their contribution to phenotypic variation. This postdoctoral scientist will be involved in research using bioinformatics, next generation sequencing of multiple rice strains, and RNA-Seq based transcriptional profiling. This position requires excellent bioinformatics and programming skills to analyze and synthesize genome assemblies from next generation sequencing data produced by Illumina/Solexa technology. Background information on the biology underlying the project can be found in: K. Naito et al, Nature 2009 461: 131; K. Naito et al, PNAS 2006 103: 17620; N. Jiang et al, Nature 2003 421: 163. The successful candidate will be expected to contribute and lead data analysis for the project. There will be opportunities for molecular biology, if desired, as part of validation of analyses. In addition, data and software from this project will be used to develop teaching materials as part of the HHMI funded Dynamic Genomes course at UC Riverside providing an opportunity to participate in teaching in an innovative topic-focused course for undergraduates. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled and review will begin on February 15, 2011. Salary and benefits are commensurate with NIH guidelines and the University of California Postdoctoral Union agreement. Special consideration will be given to candidates with exceptional bioinformatics and genome evolution experience. Qualifications Minimum qualifications include a Ph.D. in Biological Sciences, Computer Science, Statistics, or a related field. Demonstrated experience in bioinformatics and high proficiency in programming is necessary along with an understanding of the mechanisms underlying genome evolution. Experience with next generation sequence data is highly desirable. Ability to communicate clearly, work independently, and interact collaboratively is essential. The researcher will also work closely with co-PIs and collaborators at the Boyce-Thompson Institute and Cornell University. To Apply Contact Jason Stajich (jason.stajich@ucr.edu) or Susan Wessler (susan.wessler@ucr.edu) with a current CV and names of three references. Posted: 1/28/11.

Bioinformatics and Fungal Metagenomics: A postdoctoral position is available in the laboratory of Dr Jason Stajich at the University of California, Riverside to work on MoBe DAC: A data analysis core for the Sloan Foundation’s Indoor Environment Microbiology Program. The broad goals of the Sloan program is to better understand the microbial communities found in the built indoor environment. Research in this project will help this goal by providing a single point of entry for metagenomic data processing analysis to enable comparisons between studies and simplify the tasks. This postdoctoral scientist will be involved in developing best practices for data analyses with an emphasis on fungal communities. Work will also focus on software tools for improvement and curation of reference databases for species identification from metagenomic data. There will be opportunities to engage in original research and tool development. The researcher will collaborate with teams from the laboratories of Folker Meyer (Univ of Chicago/Argonne National Lab); Rob Knight (Univ Colorado); and Mitchell Sogin (Marine Biological Lab) to integrate available fungal genome data, existing metagenomic datasets, and reference databases with the analysis resources from these laboratories. The successful candidate will be expected to contribute and lead data analysis and communicate with the microbial and mycological communities and the Sloan foundation grantees working on indoor environment data collection. This includes developing and presenting instructional materials based on her/his research and best practices developed. Applications will begin evaluation Feb 15, 2011 and until the position is filled with a Spring 2011 or Summer 2011 start date. Qualifications Minimum qualifications include a Ph.D. and strong background in one or more of the following fields mycology, microbial ecology, bioinformatics or computational biology. Experience with next generation sequence data is highly desirable and preferences are for individuals with microbial or mycological experience. Ability to communicate clearly, work independently, and interact collaboratively is essential. To Apply Contact Jason Stajich (jason.stajich@ucr.edu) with a current CV and names of three references. Posted: 1/28/11.

Ectomycorrhizal Ecology: Postdoctoral position – Department of Biology, Lewis and Clark College, Portland, OR, USA (under the supervision of Peter Kennedy). Duration: 2-year Starting date: September 2011. I am seeking an experienced microbial ecologist to investigate tri-partite interactions among ectomycorrhizal fungi, Frankia bacteria, and their Alnus host plants as part of the recently awarded NSF project entitled “Ectomycorrhizal functioning and specificity in a global tri-partite symbiosis”. This project focuses on the role that Frankia bacteria play in influencing the composition and functioning of Alnus-associated ectomycorrhizal assemblages. The research will involve comparative analyses of extracellular enzyme production of Alnus- and non-Alnus-associated ectomycorrhizal fungi. As part of that work, ectomycorrhizal fungi will identified using standard sequence-based techniques. The project will also involve manipulative experiments to assess the independent and interactive effects of both groups of microbial symbionts as well as culture experiments of Alnus- and non-Alnus-associated ectomycorrhizal fungi in which nitrogen conditions are manipulated. The postdoctoral researcher will obtain a comprehensive academic and teaching experience, including: 1) the day-to-day research needed for this study as well as assisting P. Kennedy in the management of all research activities by technicians, undergraduate and high school students involved in this project; 2) collecting trips to local field sites; 3) responsibility for main papers on the extracellular enzyme comparisons and the culture experiment and co-authorship for other articles resulting from this project; 4) the presentation of results at national and international scientific meetings; 5) attendance of weekly lab meetings; and 6) the opportunity to guest lecture in biology courses and laboratories at Lewis and Clark College. The ideal candidate will have a PhD in microbial ecology, with extensive research experience in fungal (preferably ectomycorrhizal) ecology using traditional and molecular techniques. Excellent written and oral communication skills are also essential in order to communicate effectively with colleagues, the public, other researchers, and successfully prepare results of research for publication. To be considered for this position, please send the following documents and information to Peter Kennedy (pkennedy@lclark.edu, 503-768-7509) prior to February 15, 2011: 1) detailed curriculum vitae, and 2) name, address and e-mail contact information of two referees from which letters of support can be obtained. Posted: 1/24/11.

Molecular Mycorrhizal Ecology: We wish to recruit an enthusiastic post-doctoral researcher in the field of molecular mycorrhizal ecology, to undertake research on patterns of molecular diversity of arbuscular mycorrhizal (AM) fungi on various spatial scales. The position is at the Centre of Scientific Excellence ‘Frontiers in biodiversity research’ at the Institute of Ecology and Earth sciences, University of Tartu, Estonia. The research involves describing molecular diversity of AM fungi based on environmental samples and cultivated spores by using different marker genes, and explaining diversity patterns of fungi, with an emphasis on co-variation with plant diversity. The post is funded for 24 months, with a possibility to prolong the contract. You will work with Maarja Öpik, Mari Moora and Martin Zobel. The salary level corresponds to that of EU framework projects and is liable to negotiations. The position is available immediately and the starting date is negotiable. The successful candidate is expected to have a publication record showing candidate’s skill to write scientific papers, and capability to conduct molecular analysis (DNA extraction, PCR, cloning, sequencing). Skills to conduct bioinformatics analysis of sequencing results, and statistical analysis with diversity data will increase the competitiveness of the candidate. If interested, please provide your CV with the list of publications and statement of your skills in molecular analyses and data treatment via e-mail to Maarja Öpik (maarja.opik@ut.ee), with Cc: to Martin Zobel (martin.zobel@ut.ee). Please address informal enquiries to Maarja Öpik. Please express your interest before December 20, 2010. Posted: 11/23/10.

Functional, Genetic and Community Diversity of Ectomycorrhizal Fungi: We are currently seeking qualified applicants for 3 postdoctoral positions to study functional, genetic and taxonomic diversity in a keystone plant-microbe symbiosis (pines and ectomycorrhizal fungi). These positions offer a unique position to use cutting edge molecular techniques to work across scientific disciplines and multiple scales of biodiversity. Specific projects include a continental scale survey of fungal diversity using high throughput sequencing, population genomics of key fungal symbionts, transcriptional studies of plants and fungi in symbiosis, and linkages between mycorrhizal functional diversity and ecosystem processes. Ideal postdoctoral applicants will have some experience relevant to these project areas, e.g. genomics, community ecology, fungal and/or plant genetics, bioinformatics, etc. The positions are funded under a collaborative research grant between the Univ. of Minnesota (Kabir Peay), Univ. of California Berkeley (Tom Bruns & John Taylor) and Duke University (Rytas Vilgalys). All PI's use fungi and cutting edge molecular tools to address key questions in genetics, evolution and ecology. Representative publications from the respective PI’s can be found below. One postdoc will be housed at each university, but postdocs will have frequent opportunity to interact with PI’s at all three institutions during annual project meetings and field work. Interested candidates should send (1) a cover letter explaining interest and relevant qualifications (e.g. technical or analytical skills), and (2) a CV listing education, relevant publications and contact information for 4 references to Kabir Peay (peay0001@umn.edu). Applicants should have a PhD or plan to complete their degree by summer of 2011. Please indicate in your cover letter what types of projects you would be interested in and what institutions you would be willing to work at. Positions will be funded for 1 year with the possibility of multi-year extensions. Start date is somewhat flexible but applicants should anticipate starting around summer or Fall 2011. Posted: 11/12/10.

Invasion/Restoration Ecology: I am recruiting a postdoctoral fellow to join the Suding Lab at the University of California Berkeley to work on the project "Sustainable solutions to cross thresholds and build ecological resilience: Orange County Invasive Species Management." The project is in collaboration with Stephen Swallow (economist, University of Rhode Island), Kristine Preston (Science director, Nature Reserve of Orange County), Trish Smith (Ecologist, The Nature Conservancy), and Megan Lulow (Ecologist, Irvine Ranch Conservancy), and is funded by the Invasive Plant Program at USDA. The purpose of this project is to develop an evidence-based framework that land managers and restoration practitioners can use to make decisions about invasive species management and restoration. This framework considers ecological and economic constraints to long term recovery of native habitats, with the goals to estimate ecological success of management alternatives to control invasive species, enhance ecosystem services, and increase resistance to further invasion. We are looking for someone with a PhD in ecology with experience in plant community theory, invasive species and/or restoration ecology. A demonstrated publication record, GIS and quantitative analytical skills, knowledge of California flora, and experience working with land managers or in an interdisciplinary setting are desired. The successful candidate will lead the ecological monitoring, experimentation and database components of the project, and help to coordinate the formulation of science-based decision-making tools. The position will be for 2+ years, based at UC Berkeley, with extended travel to Orange County. Start date is flexible, but early 2011 (to coincide with the winter/spring growing season) is preferable. To apply, please email Katharine Suding (suding@berkeley.edu) your CV, names of three references, and statement of prior work. We will begin to consider applications immediately and continue until November 23rd or until a suitable candidate is found. Our research group works on questions relating to plant community dynamics, restoration, invasion, and environmental change. Posted: 11/10/10.

Chemical Ecologist: A two-year postdoctoral position is available in the Department of Land Resources and Environmental Sciences at Montana State University - Bozeman and is contingent upon funding. A suitable candidate would be a chemical ecologist with a background in plant-insect interactions, and an emphasis in plant or insect biochemistry is preferred. The emphasis of the position is on plant responses to biotic and abiotic environmental conditions and research will be conducted in two laboratories. Possible studies would involve understanding interactions between herbivory (particularly arthropod feeding) and abiotic stresses, and exploring mechanisms of alkaloid production by a fungal endophyte. Crop and rangeland systems spanning trophic levels will be studied. These systems have applied issues to address, but fundamental research is a critical component in the understanding of these systems. A mixture of laboratory, greenhouse, and field studies are used to address questions of interest, and some travel will be required for field research in the spring and summer. A start date of January 2011 is preferred. Required qualifications include a Ph.D. degree in plant physiology, biochemistry, chemical ecology, or a closely related field; experience with analytical and physiological techniques; ability to initiate and accomplish research goals including publications; effective communication skills; ability to manage personnel and cooperate with other people. The candidate will have the opportunity to write grants and must be able to work effectively as a member of a large team. For full consideration, individuals interested in applying should submit the following materials: 1) a letter of application discussing how the stated qualifications are met, 2) a detailed resume or CV, 3) copies of transcripts from all institutions attended, 4) one or two reprints reflecting your accomplishments, and 5) arrange to have three letters of reference sent to: Tracy Sterling (tracy.sterling@montana.edu) and/or David Weaver (weaver@montana.edu); please contact either with questions or interest about this position. Applications will reviewed beginning September 13, 2010, and continue until the position is filled. Starting salary will be competitive and include full institutional benefits. Posted: 8/18/10.

Insect Ecology: Entomologist/Insect Ecologist – 12-month appointment with potential for second year in the Department of Entomology, Cornell University, New York State Agricultural Experiment Station, Geneva, NY 14456. Available March 1, 2011, but can be filled at a later date. The successful applicant will identify how pollination services by the common eastern bumble bee can be maximized in vegetable crops given the current difficulty and expense of relying on pollination by managed European honey bees. Landscape features, field size, food and nesting resources and other factors will be identified for conserving and increasing populations of bumble bees. This position requires collaboration with University faculty, extension educators and vegetable growers. Qualifications: Ph.D. in entomology or related discipline. Desire an individual with a background in landscape ecology, pollinators and statistics. Experience with vegetable cropping systems is also desirable. Salary: Starting $38,762/year with an excellent benefits package. Application: Send letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and the names and email addresses of three references to: Dr. Brian A. Nault, Department of Entomology, New York State Agricultural Experiment Station, Cornell University, 630 W. North Street, Geneva, NY 14456. Email: ban6@cornell.edu, Phone: 315-787-2354 . Posted: 11/16/10.

Insect Ecology: At the Department of Ecology and Ecosystem Management, Technische Universität München (TUM), Germany, the following position is available in the group of Wolfgang W. Weisser: Senior postdoctoral position in Insect Ecology. We are looking for a postdoctoral researcher (group leader) with a strong track record in analysing ecological interactions between plants, insect herbivores, and their natural enemies, using laboratory and field experiments and/or molecular approaches. Candidates interested in this position should have a B.Sc./M.Sc. in a relevant field and a Ph.D. in Ecological Entomology or a related area. The successful candidate is expected to build his own research group and apply for third-party funding. Teaching requirements are according to the Bavarian University Law. The position is initially for three years but can be extended to up to six years. We expect the candidate to have good communication skills and the ability to work in a team. Fluency in English is a prerequisite and the successful candidate is expected to learn some German after arrival even though teaching will mostly be in English. The research group of Wolfgang Weisser is in the process of moving from the Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena to TUM. Information on the research group can still be found on the Jena website: www.uni-jena.de/Multitrophische_Interaktionen.html. Information about larger research projects where a participation would be possible can also been found under The Jena Experiment and www.biodiversity-exploratories.de. Application via email only should include a cover letter including a short statement of research interests, a Curriculum Vitae including a list of publications, and names and email-addresses of two references, in a single pdf document. Review of applications will start on 20. June 2011. For questions please contact Prof. Wolfgang W. Weisser (Email wolfgang.weisser@tum.de), Technische Universität München, Carl-von-Carlowitz-Platz 2, 85354 Freising, Germany, to whom applications should be sent. Posted: 5/31/11.

Insect Ecology: At the Institute of Ecology, Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena in Germany, the following position is available in the group of Wolfgang W. Weisser: Postdoctoral position in Ecological Entomology (Ref. 23/2010) We are looking for a postdoctoral researcher with a strong track record in analysing the ecological interactions between plants, insect herbivores, and their natural enemies, using laboratory and field experiments and/or molecular approaches. Candidates interested in this position should have a B.Sc./M.Sc. in a relevant field and a Ph.D. in Ecological Entomology or a related area. The successful candidate is expected to build up his own research group and apply for third-party funding. The position comes with a teaching obligation of up to four hours per semester. The position is initially for two years but can be extended to up to five years. We expect the candidate to have good communication skills and the ability to work in a team. Fluency in English is a prerequisite and the successful candidate is expected to learn some German after arrival even though teaching will mostly be in English. For more information about the research group and the Institute of Ecology please visit Research Group Multi-trophic Interactions Information about larger research projects where a participation would be possible can also been found unter The Jena Experiment and Biodiversity Exploratories. Application as a single pdf-file via email should include a cover letter, C.V., list of publications, a short statement of research interests, and names and email-addresses of three references. The closing date for applications is the 30. November 2010. Applications should be sent to: Prof. Wolfgang W. Weisser (Email wolfgang.weisser@uni-jena.de), Institute of Ecology, Friedrich-Schiller-University of Jena, Dornburger Str. 159, D-07743 Jena. Applicants are encouraged to contact W. W. Weisser beforehand to obtain more information. Posted: 11/16/10.

Tropical Insect Community Ecology: The Lohman Laboratory at The City College of New York (CUNY) is seeking a motivated and productive postdoctoral researcher. The successful applicant will assist primarily with statistical analyses of long-term datasets documenting spatial and temporal patterns of insect abundance and lepidopteran herbivory in the Khao Chong CTFS plot in southern Thailand. In addition, s/he will be able to develop an independent project, travel for research, and attend scientific meetings. The City College of New York has a steadily growing number of faculty and students in ecology/evolution who interact with the larger community of biologists in New York at the American Museum of Natural History, the New York Botanical Garden, and other universities. Additional Responsibilities: - Contribute to the design of further studies investigating latitudinal patterns of plant-insect-parasitoid-microbe interactions that incorporate phylogenetic information - Help apply for further grant support - Assist mentoring graduate and undergraduate students Qualifications: - Ph.D. in ecology, evolutionary biology, population biology or related field - Fluency in written and spoken English - Statistical proficiency with reasonable command of R - Ability to meet deadlines, work in a team, and gather data in challenging field conditions Desirable Skills: - Laboratory experience with PCR, DNA sequencing, and sequence editing - Knowledge of phylogenetic methods, particularly as they pertain to community ecology - Proficiency in a suitable Asian field language for tropical ecology, such as Bahasa Malay, Thai, or Mandarin Chinese would be useful but is not required. The appointment is initially for one year, with an additional year possible given satisfactory progress. To apply, please email your CV, names of three references, and a cover letter to David Lohman at dlohman@ccny.cuny.edu. The cover letter should describe your previous work, your unique qualifications for the position, and how the postdoctoral position will further your long-term research/career aspirations. Review of applications will begin December 1st and will continue until the position has been filled. The successful applicant may begin as early as January 1st, and should ideally begin within the first quarter of 2011. Any questions should be addressed to David Lohman. Posted: 11/12/10.

Climate Change and Forest Insects: University of Wisconsin-Madison. A postdoctoral Research Associate position will be available spring/summer 2011 to work with Drs. Rick Lindroth (Univ. WI), Ken Raffa (Univ. WI) and Peter Reich (Univ. MN) on a pioneering project investigating the consequences of climate warming for southern boreal forests. This project, funded by a 3-year USDA AFRI grant, will explore warming-induced shifts in tree phenology and chemistry, and consequences thereof for the performance of tree-feeding insects and tree response to defoliation. This research will be integrated with the larger, DOE-funded "B4WARMED" project. Primary responsibilities of the Research Associate are to coordinate and conduct field and laboratory components of the research program, including insect bioassays, censuses of insect biodiversity and foliar damage, and plant chemical analyses. Qualifications include demonstrated expertise in insect bioassays and plant chemical analyses. Strong interpersonal/teamwork, laboratory, statistical and writing skills are essential. Must be able to live for extended periods during the field season near the research sites in NE Minnesota. Salary and benefits: $36k+, commensurate with experience. Excellent family medical/dental health plans available at minimal cost. Duration of position: up to 3 years. Applications will be accepted through Jan. 15, 2011, or until a suitable applicant is found. Send a single pdf document, including c.v., names/addresses of three references, representative reprints, and a letter specifically detailing your fit to the position to: Dr. Rick Lindroth (lindroth@wisc.edu). Posted: 11/5/10.

Climate Change Effects on Forest Insect Dynamics: I invite applications for a postdoctoral scientist to conduct NSF-funded research on the effects of climate change on the outbreak dynamics of a variety of forest-defoliating insect species. Competitive salary and benefits will be provided for up to 2 years, subject to satisfactory performance. I am looking for an enthusiastic individual interested in conducting quantitative analysis of outbreak and climate time-series data. Applicants should possess (or be on the verge of possessing) a PhD in ecology or a closely related field. Experience with spectral analysis, autoregressive models, state-space models, Bayesian statistics, and ability to write code in Matlab and/or R are desirable but not required. The position will be based at Blandy Experimental Farm, a University of Virginia field station affiliated with the Department of Environmental Sciences. Blandy is located in the Shenandoah Valley, 60 miles west of Washington D.C.. The start date is flexible, but preferably will be no later than January, 2011. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Applications should include a cover letter (expressing your background, accomplishments, and research interests), CV, representative publications, and contact information for three references. Applications should be sent to Dr. Kyle Haynes at haynes@virginia.edu. Posted: 7/15/10, revised: 9/20/10.

Climate Research: An alliance of six universities (Southwest Climate Alliance) has been appointed by the US Department of the Interior (USDI) to host and support a Southwest Climate Science Center (SWCSC). The host institutions seek to hire several positions to contribute to a linked research program on physical, biological, and societal aspects of climate change in the southwestern United States. This coordinated effort will require a close interaction across teams from the participating institutions, and interaction with decision makers to inform integrated planning and management activities under way throughout the region. Expressions of interest for particular positions are solicited from the following participating institutions. 1. University of California Davis. A post-doc to help meet the needs of the Landscape Conservation Cooperatives (LCCs), Fish and Wildlife Service, National Park Service, and Bureau of Land Management for information on adaptive management in response to climate change. The position will focus on modeling ecological responses of populations to ecosystems and providing decision support for management of biological resources. The post-doc will assist in translating the information directly to stakeholders and agency representatives at state and regional levels. The post-doc also will work to convey agency needs for information on climate and climate variability to post-docs and researchers at UCLA, Scripps and DRI/WRCC. Please contact Professor Mark Schwartz, mwschwartz@ucdavis.edu. 2. University of California Los Angeles. A post-doc working on downscaling of climate model results via nested physical based models for the southwestern United States and its coastal waters. This is an expansion of the current UCLA physical based model to extents of 2 to 12 km. The post-doc will also work to improve this model's ability to capture natural climate variability. The post-doc will work with local Department of the Interior agencies, US Forest Service, state agencies, and local and regional water management groups. This post-doc will be working particularly closely with colleagues at Scripps Institution of Oceanography to generate a coordinated and comprehensive set of regional products. She or he also will also work closely with DRI on presentation and visualization of results. Please contact Professor Glen MacDonald, macdonal@geog.ucla.edu. 3. Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California San Diego. A post-doc working on downscaling and interpretation of observed and model simulated climate and hydrologic variability over the 20th and 21st centuries for the Southwest region. This post-doc ideally will be skilled in statistical data analysis and synoptic meteorology and will use the downscaled data products to study variability and change in temperature, precipitation and hydrologic extremes. He or she will be interfacing with the UCLA post-doc on fine resolution climate issues and with post-docs working at other partner institutions on issues of instrumental climate variability, ecology, hydrology, resource management, and social science, as well as working with local Department of the Interior and state agencies. Please contact Dr. Alexander Gershunov, agershunov@ucsd.edu . 4. Desert Research Institute, Western Regional Climate Center, Reno NV. A computer scientist / climate analyst will work to improve the development, enhancement, access, and visualization of climate databases to meet needs of the SWCSC partners and affiliates. These needs span historical and ongoing in situ observations and gridded or interpolated fine-resolution fields of hydroclimatic elements, data integration, climate monitoring methods, data search and interactive access and visualization tools, and applications for climate adaptation that make use of projected conditions. Activities will be informed by past and ongoing stakeholder interactions, and will be coordinated with national RCC data management and access initiatives. These efforts will also link with and serve the 5 CSCs the 14 Landscape Conservation Cooperatives within the WRCC service region, and USDI agencies. This individual will work extensively with post-docs at the other 5 institutions to ensure a comprehensive and highly usable suite of products. Applicants at BS/MS/PhD levels with strong computer science and physical/mathematical interests will be considered for permanent hire. Please contact Dr. Kelly Redmond, kelly.redmond@dri.edu. Within the research profiles outlined above, these climate science researchers will also be involved in authoring of the Southwest Climate Alliance’s contribution to the United States National Climate Assessment. Post-doc appointments are for one year at the respective institutions, with performance-based extensions possible. Posted: 6/21/11.

Global Change and Plant Communities/Ecosystem Processes: Research Associate, Department of Forest Resources, University of Minnesota. Researcher sought with expertise and interest in impacts of global change on plant communities and ecosystem processes. Availability: May 1, 2011. The position is funded for at least two years and located in St. Paul, MN. Requirements: Ph.D. in forest ecology, forestry, ecosystem ecology, ecophysiology or a closely related field, experience with plant identification, as well as a strong work ethic, demonstrated quantitative capabilities, and a proven ability to work independently. Expertise and experience: Global change biology, invasion biology, ecophysiology, community ecology, ecosystem ecology, or other relevant area. Main responsibilities will be in a new field project assessing the links between forest attributes and plant invasion. The goal of the research is to better understand whether forest characteristics, especially those amenable to management, can be effective deterrents to plant invasion. We will establish a large number of forest study sites in Minnesota and assess invasive plant species and a set of key indicators relevant to invasion, including disturbance history; tree canopy cover; native plant diversity; light and soil resources; native and non-native biotic agents; and other factors that may be important. We will determine the links between these attributes and plant invasion, and attempt to discern cause and effect. Results will be presented in the peer-reviewed scientific literature, but the project will also develop guidelines for forest management to resist invasion. More information and online application. Posted: 4/4/11.

Global Ecology: The Joint Global Change Research Institute, a collaborative research center of the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and the University of Maryland, has an opening for a Post-Doctoral researcher in global ecology, focusing on the biogeography of agricultural systems, to work with our integrated assessment and terrestrial ecosystem modeling teams in our College Park, MD office. JGCRI is a world leader in integrated assessment of climate change, and employs the best available science to inform decision makers ¿ including national and foreign governments and international organizations ¿ on the implications of climate stabilization policies, energy R&D strategies and global perspectives of land-use change. The selected candidate will work with the Terrestrial Processes group at JGCRI on data and model development and application to further understanding of human interaction with land through agricultural practices and the future evolution of agricultural systems. The candidate will be responsible for investigating global agricultural practices, along with energy use and carbon stocks and fluxes associated with these practices. The candidate will be engaged in regional and global programs on carbon dynamics, economics, and land-use change. Results of the research will be directly relevant to issues of global crop production, bioenergy supply and demand, environmental and economic sustainability, land-use change, and carbon monitoring. Work will be conducted with Dr. Tris West and a team of researchers working in fields of ecology, soil science, economics, and integrated assessment. Dr. West conducts research on national and global carbon fluxes associated with agricultural ecosystems. Current projects include research with satellite remote sensing, carbon accounting, biogeochemistry, energy production and use, and net emissions to the atmosphere influenced by human activities and land management. Minimum Requirements: Candidates must have received a PhD within the past five years from an accredited college or university. All staff at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory must be able to demonstrate the legal right to work in the US. Candidates must have a PhD in ecology, agronomy, geography or equivalent degree in the natural biophysical sciences is required. The position will require strong scientific research skills, database management, ability to communicate both orally and through publications. Quantitative skills in statistical analysis, GIS, and/or meta-analysis desired. An interest in interdisciplinary applied science is also necessary. For more details and to apply, see Job ID: 300923. Posted: 6/13/11.

Global Change Ecology, IPCC: The Department of Global Ecology of the Carnegie Institution for Science has an immediate opening for a full-time post-doctoral researcher to work with the Technical Support Unit of Working Group II of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. Working Group II addresses impacts, adaptation, and vulnerability. The WGII TSU plays a critical role in the development of IPCC reports. Reports in progress include the Special Report on Managing the Risks of Extreme Events and Disasters to Advance Climate Change Adaptation (scheduled for completion in late 2011) and the IPCC Fifth Assessment Report (scheduled for completion in 2014). The person who fills this position will be a member of a dynamic team that provides key support for international author teams. The nature of the support will be diverse, but with a focus on making the assessments as comprehensive and rigorous as possible. Primary tasks will include targeted work on cross-cutting assessment themes and on ensuring consistency across chapters. The position will involve coordination of author teams’ assessment activities, preparation of guidance for authors, and review of report drafts. The post-doc’s primary expertise can be in any aspect of climate change impacts, adaptation, or vulnerability. Expertise relevant to synthesis activities (e.g., meta-analysis, expert elicitation, or qualitative analysis) or to information visualization (e.g., through use of GIS or Illustrator) is a plus. The position requires an individual who can work effectively with diverse, international teams, as well as with students. Minimum educational qualification is a PhD in a natural or social science discipline. Experience with some aspect of climate-change research, especially related to climate change adaptation, is an important asset. Annual salary is $52k or greater, plus benefits. The position is for one year. It is potentially renewable. To apply, please send a resume and contact information for 3 references to Chris Field, Department of Global Ecology, Carnegie Institution for Science (phone: 650 823 5326, Email: cfield@ciw.edu). To be assured of full consideration, please apply by May 27, 2011. Posted: 5/2/11.

Global Change Ecology: The Department of Global Ecology of the Carnegie Institution for Science has an immediate opening for a full-time post-doctoral researcher to work with the Jasper Ridge Global Change Experiment, located on the campus of Stanford University. The Jasper Ridge Global Change Experiment is a long-term manipulation experiment to explore the responses of grassland ecosystems to realistic global changes, including warming, elevated atmospheric CO2, altered precipitation, and N deposition. In its current phase (2009-2013), the project is examining the interaction of global changes, restoration, disturbance by wildfire, and resistance to invasives. The person who fills this position can be an expert in any topic related to the work, including ecosystem ecology, restoration ecology, ecological modeling, ecophysiology, or plant or microbial ecology. This person will have the opportunity to play a major role in the management of the experiment, with a voice in design, measurements, and approaches to analysis. She or he will also have the opportunity to interact with and help steer the work of PhD students, technicians, and undergraduates. Minimum educational qualification is a PhD in Biology or a related field. Annual salary is $52,000 or greater for full time, depending on experience. Compensation for this position includes comprehensive benefits. The position is for one year. It is potentially renewable. To apply, please send a resume and contact information for 3 references to Chris Field, Department of Global Ecology, Carnegie Institution for Science (phone: 650 823 5326, cfield@ciw.edu). To be assured of full consideration, please apply by January 21, 2011. Posted: 1/5/11.

Global Change: The Johns Hopkins University invites applications for the Glenadore and Howard L. Pim Postdoctoral Fellowship in Global Change. This fellowship is part of a Global Change Science initiative within the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences. We seek an outstanding individual with a recent Ph.D. who is pursuing interdisciplinary research in Global Change. Candidates whose research spans the physical sciences, social sciences, health sciences and/or public policy aspects of global change are preferred. Areas of interest include but are not limited to (1) fundamental processes driving global change; (2) the impact of global change on air quality, water resources, ecosystems, and/or human health; (3) remediation of the effects of global change; (4) energy resources; and (5) analysis of economic, sociological, public health, and policy implications of global change. Special consideration will be given to candidates who will collaborate with faculty from other Hopkins departments. Applicants are encouraged to contact faculty whom they are interest in working with. The duration of the fellowship is one year with an anticipated extension for a second year. The position carries a competitive salary and fringe benefits, includes an annual stipend for travel and research expenses, and provides eligibility to participate in health plans. Consideration of applications will begin January 10, 2011. To apply, please send in paper or electronic format your curriculum vitae (with your email address), names and emails of three or more references, and a brief research plan to: Global Change Postdoctoral Fellow Search Committee, c/o Kristen Gaines (kgaines@jhu.edu), Johns Hopkins University, Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, 3400 N. Charles Street, 301 Olin Hall, Baltimore, MD. 21218, USA. Posted: 12/22/10.

Bird Response to Climate Change: The Ohio State University is seeking a postdoctoral researcher to work on developing a web-based system for acquisition and analysis of meteorological, environmental and satellite-based data for the study of global bird migration routes and behavior. Funding is available for 2 years through a project funded by the NASA biological response to climate change initiative. Specifically, the work will involve developing a GUI based system for data processing as part of the Movebank migration tracking portal, and developing statistical algorithms that will be used in the development of behavioral models and hypothesis driven research of animal movement and management of migratory species. The work will be in collaboration with researchers at the Max Planck Institute of Ornithology in Radolfzell, Germany. The selected candidate will have the opportunity to work in both the US and Germany during the project. Requirements - A PhD in Ecology, Earth Sciences, Computer Science, Statistics or Environmental Engineering. Experience in one or more of the following areas: computer programming, atmospheric modeling, web-based data analysis, spatial statistics, and migration studies. Application: please send a CV to Gil bohrer bohrer.17@osu.edu. Start date is flexible, between October 2011 and June 2012. Posted: 5/20/11.

Waterbird Biologist: (pre-announcement) The USGS Waterfowl and Waterbird Research Program in Davis, California is seeking a biologist to assist in studies on waterbird ecology, wetlands, and ecotoxicology. We are seeking a highly motivated and dedicated individual that has extensive experience conducting field research on birds, and has demonstrated their research abilities in leading field studies, statistically analyzing data, and publishing results in peer-reviewed journals. The incumbent will coordinate several projects on waterbird ecology, including studies on nest survival in dabbling ducks, avocets, stilts, Forster’s terns, and other species; chick growth and survival; radio-telemetry studies on waterbird movements and survival; effects of contaminants on avian reproduction; contaminant bioaccumulation; and wetland management. This position will entail a combination of field studies, lab work, data entry and management, statistical analysis, preparing reports, delivering scientific presentations, and assisting in peer-reviewed publications. Duties also include safely operating motor boats, kayaks, ATVs, and 4-wheel drive vehicles; processing biological samples in the lab; entering and managing large datasets; maintenance of equipment; and other administrative duties. Candidates must be comfortable on boats, in and around water bodies, and in remote settings; and must be able and willing to travel for extended periods to field locations and conduct field work. The incumbent will be required to work both independently and as a team member to execute field research. Qualifications: An advanced degree (Ph.D. preferred) in ecology, wildlife biology, ornithology, or a related discipline is preferred, but candidates with a M.S. and significant research experience leading studies and publishing scientific journal articles will also be considered. Familiarity and experience with avian sampling techniques is required, such as bird capturing and handling, morphological measurements, nest monitoring, radio-telemetry attachment and tracking, necropsies, bleeding birds, and bird identification by sight and sound. Incumbent must have a strong statistical background with demonstrated ability to publish papers in peer-reviewed scientific journals. Expertise in use of ArcGIS for analyzing bird movement data via telemetry is desirable. Experience querying and managing data from a relational database system is also desirable. A current driver's license and a good driving record are required. Applicants must be able to lift 40 lbs. We are seeking an organized, enthusiastic, and versatile person with a strong science and work ethic. Applicant must be willing to work some long hours, including early morning or evening hours and some weekends as needed. Housing is not provided. Job Details: This will be a USGS “Term” position, and includes government benefits. Start date is expected to be in January 2011 but is flexible. Please send cover letter, resume, and 3 references to Dr. Josh Ackerman (jackerman@usgs.gov) and Dr. Mark Herzog (mherzog@usgs.gov) as soon as possible. This is a pre-announcement only. Please contact us for further information on the required application process. Posted: 11/5/10.

Avian Ecologist: Research Associate, Job Requisition 168552, Center For Water And The Environment. The Natural Resources Research Institute (NRRI) is an institute of the University of Minnesota, Duluth, and has a mission "to foster economic development of Minnesota's natural resources in an environmentally sound manner to promote private sector employment." We seek a highly qualified avian ecologist to work collaboratively with CWE staff on a variety of projects within CWE/NRRI. This is a fulltime, annually renewable professional appointment within the CWE/NRRI. Duties of the position include 1)administration and management of on-going, funded avian projects within the CWE/NRRI including those on the ecology of bird populations and communities in the western Great Lakes region and wetland bird and amphibian populations in the Great Lakes, 2)supervision of field personnel and other support staff, 3)compilation, analysis, and summarization of gathered data on relevant projects, 4)contributing to and writing progress, technical, and peer-reviewed publications on relevant project data, 5)identifying and writing proposals from relevant externally-funded sources, and 6)other relevant duties that are consistent with other professional staff within the CWE/NRRI. Occasional teaching within the University of Minnesota system is negotiable but not a requirement of this position. Minimum Qualifications: 1)PhD in biological or closely related field such as conservation, ecology, natural resources, wildlife, or zoology and at least two years of post-PhD experience, 2)demonstrated professional background in ecology, ornithology, and statistics, 3)ability to work in a cooperative, collegial manner with professional and support personnel on natural resource issues of relevance to Minnesota, and 4)5 peer-reviewed publications in relevant journals as the primary author. Desired Qualifications: 1)PhD in biological or closely related field such as conservation, ecology, natural resources, wildlife, or zoology and five years of post-Ph.D. experience, 2)10 peer-reviewed publications in relevant journals as the primary author, 3)demonstrated experience in successful grant applications to competitive funding sources, and 4)experience with multivariate or Bayesian statistics, geographic information systems, and advanced computer skills such as knowledge of ACCESS and R. Review of complete applications will begin on October 18, 2010, and will continue until the position is filled. For information on how to apply online, go to https://employment.umn.edu and search for Job Req. 168552. Complete applications must include the online application, letter of application, CV/resume, graduate transcript and name, address, and telephone number of three references. Official transcripts of highest degree received and background check will be required of finalists. Posted: 10/14/10.

Avian Ecology: Smithsonian Postdoctoral Fellowship available to construct vulnerability assessments of migratory bird species to climate change in eastern North America. This work will involve the use of existing datasets to develop spatial and statistical models as well as collaborating with Smithsonian staff to produce a web-based tool for National Park Service and U.S. Forest Service resource managers. Requirements include a Ph.D. in fundamental or applied ecological research, expertise in quantitative methods (mathematical and statistical modeling, risk and decision analysis), proficiency with GIS, and knowledge of avian population and community ecology. The Postdoctoral Fellow will be based at the Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center in Washington, DC. This two-year appointment starts in early 2011 and includes a stipend of $45k/year plus a $3k annual Health Insurance reimbursement. For more information and to apply, visit: Smithsonian Postdoctoral Fellowship. Posted: 8/19/10.

Tool use in New Caledonian Crows: Postdoctoral Research Associate, University of Oxford Department of Zoology. salary range: 28,983 -- 35,646 GBP p.a. (incl. discretionary range to 38,951 GBP p.a.). A three-year postdoctoral position is available, from August 2010 onwards, to work on the ecological and social context of tool use in New Caledonian crows (Corvus moneduloides). The post is funded as part of a 5-year BBSRC David Phillips Fellowship to Dr Christian Rutz, and will be based at the Department of Zoology, University of Oxford, UK. The post-holder will be responsible for coordinating and conducting fieldwork in New Caledonia, South Pacific. The research project will chart the ecology and behaviour of wild, free-ranging crows, using detailed field observations, systematic surveys, and novel biologging technologies. In addition, specific hypotheses will be examined in controlled experiments with wild and captive subjects. This is an exceptional opportunity to conduct topical field research on animal tool use and culture in a high-profile study system, and to take a leading role in a prolific and expanding research project. The successful candidate will have a PhD in behavioural ecology, ecology, evolutionary biology or a related subject, and experience in conducting independent field research, preferably in remote study locations. Proven skills in writing and publishing papers in leading scientific journals are essential. Experience of supervision in a research context, and working as part of a multi-disciplinary team are desirable. Previous field-ornithological experience, or a background in animal-cognition research, are not essential. Informal inquiries (with CV) should be addressed directly to Dr Christian Rutz (christian.rutz@zoo.ox.ac.uk). Further particulars and application forms are available from http://www.zoo.ox.ac.uk/jobs or from the Personnel Office of the Department of Zoology, University of Oxford (Tinbergen Building, South Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3PS, UK; phone: +44(0) 1865 271190; email: recruit@zoo.ox.ac.uk). Quoting reference number AT10013, applicants should send to the above address: (i) a completed application form; (ii) a CV with contact details of three referees; and (iii) a cover letter explaining point-by-point how they meet the selection criteria for the post (as specified in the further particulars) and why they wish to conduct research on New Caledonian crows. The closing date for applications is 30 July 2010, and interviews with short-listed candidates are scheduled for 10 August 2010 (or will take place soon thereafter). This is a re-advertisement, and applicants from the previous round do not need to re-apply. Posted: 7/9/10.

Analysis of Mark-Recapture Data: A postdoctoral research associate position is available with Dr. Charles R. Brown at the University of Tulsa to work on analysis of a 30-year mark-recapture data set on cliff swallows. General questions include determining the effects of colony size, philopatry, breeding time, and morphometrics on annual survival and movement of birds within a study area containing about 30 capture sites (colonies) each year. The total data set contains over 200,000 individuals and over 350,000 captures and recaptures, and is among the largest such data sets on birds in the world. Candidates should have a Ph.D. and background and training in state-of-the-art (including Bayesian) analysis of mark-recapture data. The position can start by 1 January 2011, and funding is available for up to three years. Some summer field work at the research site in western Nebraska could be incorporated, depending on a candidate’s interest. Persons interested should send a CV and names and contact information for three references to Dr. Charles R. Brown, email: charles-brown@utulsa.edu. Posted: 8/25/10.

Conservation Scientist/Rapid Inventories Manager: The Field Museum. The Rapid Inventories (RI) Manager oversees the rapid inventory program, helps recruit and train Rapid Inventory scientists and the long-term director, and helps orchestrate the link between rapid inventories and follow-up conservation action. Within Environment, Culture, and Conservation (ECCo), a science division at The Field Museum, the RI Manager collaborates closely with ECCo's program directors and Sr. VP, and other scientists and communicators. Internationally, the RI Manager works closely with our Latin American collaborators, from conservation and community-based organizations to local, regional, and national governments. Qualifications: Phd. in conservation-related field, tropical scientist (biologist, ecologist, anthropologist) with more than 5 years direct work experience with conservation issues in Latin America; superb written and spoken Spanish and English skills; excellent leadership and coordination abilities; exceptional communication skills. Critical Skills: The successful candidate will be a strategic thinker and expert team builder with strong leadership skills; ease and agility in diverse social situations; facility working with local scientists and heads of institutions; superb listening and consensus-building skills; and deep commitment to conservation. More details and online application. Posted: 2/24/11.

Applied Conservation Science: The Institute of Ecological Monitoring and Management at San Diego State University has funding for three postdoctoral research scientists in applied conservation science and management. Each position has funding for two years, with potential for renewal. The research scientists will join a team of faculty in the Department of Biology in an ongoing project to develop and implement multi-species monitoring and management programs. In collaboration with local agency scientists, land managers and government officials, the research scientists will · Design single species and ecosystem-level conceptual models, monitoring programs, and management plans · Develop monitoring and data analysis protocols to support management actions · Author peer-reviewed literature on emerging topics in applied conservation science · Facilitate workshops and multi-stakeholder meetings · Train agency staff in field and analytical methods · Support grant-writing efforts to implement monitoring and management needs. Candidates must have · A PhD in ecology, conservation, or related field · Experience in applied conservation science and management · Excellent written and oral communication skills · Grant writing experience. To build a research team, we will select candidates with complementary skill sets. These include: a strong background in statistical and other quantitative analyses, scientific writing, database management, GIS and related computational skills, conservation policy, and field sampling methods. Applicants must be able to synthesize and critically evaluate existing information from multiple sources including expert opinion, agency documents, technical reports and peer-reviewed literature. We particularly encourage applicants with experience in multi-species and ecosystem conservation efforts. Review of applications to commence on Jan 10 and will continue until positions are filled. Please send your statement of interest, CV, names of 3 professional references, and a recent writing sample to iemm@sdsu.edu. Drs. Rebecca Lewison (rlewison@sciences.sdsu.edu) & Doug Deutschman (doug@sciences.sdsu.edu). Posted: 12/17/10.

Conservation Ecology/Fish Physiology: The Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences at the University of Illinois, along with the Illinois Natural History Survey, seek a postdoctoral research associate to participate in a study developing relationships between environmental stress and the movement/energetics of invasive fishes. The project will offer a broad, diverse range of opportunities that combine basic and applied biology in both field and laboratory settings, and will work to develop control mechanisms for invasive organisms. Applicants should have a PhD in ecology, physiology, or a related field. While the area of expertise is open, we encourage applications from people with expertise in one (or more) of the following areas: genomics, stress physiology, animal movement/telemetry, or spatial ecology. The successful candidate will interact with a diverse, multi-disciplinary team, as well as a number of graduate students and undergraduates. The postdoc will be based in the lab of Cory Suski. To apply, please send a cover letter, full CV, and contact information for three references to Cory Suski (suski@illinois.edu). Posted: 3/16/11.

Conservation Ecology: A postdoctoral position in avian ecology and conservation is available in the laboratory of Cagan Sekercioglu at the Department of Biology, University of Utah. The successful candidate will have (or successfully defended) a Ph.D. in ecology, ornithology, conservation biology, environmental science, wildlife management, or related fields, a good publication record, first-rate command of spoken and written English, and excellent quantitative and computer skills. Duties will include performing ecology/conservation meta-analyses, ecological modeling, and analyses of radio-tracking and mark-recapture data, with the possibility to participate in related field research. The post-doc will analyze large datasets on the ecology and life history of the birds of the world and will help develop new long-term projects on bird ecology and conservation. The research will focus on the population dynamics of native species’ and determinants of their survival and extinction in response to global change, particularly in human-dominated landscapes. See papers for examples of the type of research conducted in the Sekercioglu lab (e.g. PNAS 2002, 2004; Conservation Biology 2007, 2008; Ecology 2008). We are looking for candidates who fulfill at least two of the following criteria: -Strong programming skills, especially in R -Good publication record in ecological modeling, especially in relation to global change -Good publication record in mark-recapture analyses and in using the program MARK -Extensive experience with GIS/ArcView Other desirable skills include: -Proficiency in database construction and management -Field experience in ornithological/ecological research -A bird banding (ringing) license -Experience in radio/satellite tracking and data analysis -Fluency in Spanish -Grant-writing and fundraising skills. Intent of initial appointment is for two years, with reappointment after one year contingent upon satisfactory performance and availability of funding. Application deadline is October 1, 2010. Applicants will be notified by early November. Position begins in January 2011. Applicants should send a CV, a statement of research plans, and contact e-mails for three references to Cagan Sekercioglu (cagan@stanford.edu, cagan1@gmail.com). Please include “Postdoctoral position in conservation ecology“ in the subject line. Posted: 8/2/10.

Conservation Biology, Butterflies: One postdoctoral position will be available in the lab of Dr. Nick Haddad at North Carolina State University starting April 1, 2011. The postdoc will study the consequences of restoration for rare butterflies. Restoration seeks to increase habitat and population growth rates of rare species, yet we do not know whether restoration accomplishes this objective. In the worst-case scenario, well-intentioned restoration may create habitat in which populations contract (that is, population sinks). Using the federally endangered St. Francis’ satyr (Neonympha mitchellii francisci) as a model system, we will experimentally restore wetland habitat and test restoration’s effects on butterfly demography and behavior. The postdoc will be expected to: 1) Oversee the creation of a large restoration experiment 2) Conduct studies on demography and behavior of butterflies, and potentially of their host plants 3) design and initiate additional restoration-related studies that go beyond already proposed research to reap additional value from the proposed experiments 4) Supervise a small team of undergraduates 5) Publish high-quality scientific papers. The postdoc will be part of the Haddad research lab. On a day-to-day basis, the postdoc will interact with graduate and undergraduate students, a technician in the Haddad lab, as well as biologists at Ft. Bragg. The position requires a substantial field component, and will include approximately ½ time in the field at Ft. Bragg, North Carolina, a site that is predominantly longleaf pine woodlands. This study is part of a collaborative proposal that includes similar tests on two other rare butterfly species. The group includes Dr. Elizabeth Crone (Harvard Forest), Dr. Chris Damiani (Institute for Wildlife Studies), Dr Brian Hudgens (Institute for Wildlife Studies), Dr. Bill Morris (Duke), and Dr. Cheryl Schultz (Washington State), and the postdoc will interact frequently with collaborators. The position requires a) a PhD in Ecology, Biology, or other related field at the time of appointment; and b) research strengths in some combination of restoration ecology, landscape ecology, spatial ecology, or conservation biology. Motivation to publish original research in conservation and/or ecology; intellectual energy and creativity; strength in scholarly and interpersonal communication; ability to work well as a part of a team; and strong organizational skills are all qualities sought in the successful candidate for this position. Apply online (position # 100773). A cover letter, curriculum vitae, and contact information for three references are required. A valid driver’s license is required. Screening of applications will begin December 1, 2010 and will continue until the position is filled. The desired start date is April 1 2011. Initial one-year appointment can be continued contingent upon strong performance and renewed grant support. Contact: Dr. Nick Haddad, nick_haddad@ncsu.edu. Posted: 11/12/10.

Conservation Biology: Postdoctoral Research Fellow - University of Queensland. We are currently advertising for a postdoctoral research fellow to undertake innovative research related to the prioritisation of management actions for the conservation and recovery of species of conservation concern, including using the koala as a case study species. This is a full-time fixed-term appointment for 18 months. Details of the position and application procedures. Closing date is 17th August 2010. Posted: 8/5/10.

Conservation Ecology: Postdoctoral Research Fellow, School of Biological Sciences, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia. The successful appointees will undertake innovative research with The Spatial and Quantitative Applied Ecology Group within the School of Biological Sciences using empirical data, theory, statistical and mathematical models to solve ecological problems. Applicants should possess PhD qualifications in conservation and ecology and appropriate publication of your previous work. You should also have a strong desire to develop a successful and highly-productive research career, excellent research skills, with strong mathematical, spatial data analysis and/or computational background, very good writing abilities, and the capacity to work with multidisciplinary research teams. The remuneration package will be in the range of $51-70k p.a., plus employer superannuation contributions of 17%. This is a full-time, fixed term appointment for 2 years at Academic Level A, with a possibility of extension to 3 years. For further details, see the full vacancy listing. Applications close 5th August 2010. Posted: 7/13/10.

Population Biology: The Center for Population Biology at University of California Davis invites applications for a Postdoctoral Fellowship in Population Biology, broadly defined to include ecology, phylogenetics, comparative biology, population genetics, and evolution. We particularly encourage applications from candidates that have recently completed, or will soon complete, their PhD. The position is for TWO YEARS, subject to review after one year, and can begin as early as 1 July 2011. This position is covered by a collective bargaining unit. It has an annual starting salary of $38k plus benefits, and $6k per annum in research support. The Fellow will be a fully participating member in the Center for Population Biology and will be expected to have an independent research program that bridges the interests of two or more CPB research groups. We strongly encourage candidates to contact appropriate faculty sponsors before applying. We also ask that each Fellow teach a multi-day workshop, discussion or lecture series that is of broad interest to the community of population biologists at UC Davis; faculty sponsors or the Director of CPB, Jay Stachowicz, can provide additional input on this aspect of the fellowship. Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, CV, a short (1-2 page) description of research accomplishments, a short (1-2 page) description of proposed research including potential faculty mentors, a brief description of their proposed workshop/minicourse, and copies of two publications at http://www2.eve.ucdavis.edu/jobs/ all as PDFs. We require 3 letters of recommendation. The referees you list in the online application will receive an automatic notification from our system instructing them how to directly upload letters to our website. For full consideration, applications should be received by January 20. 2011. For more information, see the full job ad. E-mail questions to gradcoordinator@ucdavis.edu. Deadline: January 20, 2011. Posted: 12/9/10.

Spatial Population Modeler: The Ecological Exposure Research Division of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, located in Cincinnati, OH, is seeking a highly qualified individual to develop novel methods that incorporate population genetic and GIS data into spatially explicit population models for fish and wildlife populations. The models will be used to help resource managers assess likelihood of exposure to various environmental stressors, including chemical contaminants. The researcher will directly contribute to ongoing projects in aquatic ecosystem assessment and is expected to have a leadership role in formulating and executing a new integrated effort to model and assess population-level risks of pesticides to fish and wildlife populations. Excellent opportunities exist for collaboration with landscape ecologists, population modelers, population geneticists, and ecosystem ecologists throughout the US EPA and elsewhere. Please see http://www.epa.gov/nerl/postdoc/postdoc.html for more information on the position and instructions on how to apply. The deadline to receive applications is December 3, 2010. Posted: 11/23/10.

Spatial Population Ecologist: We are advertising a GS-12/13 opening for a research ecologist at EPA's Atlantic Ecology Division (AED) in Narragansett, Rhode Island. AED is in the agency's Office of Research and Development, which conducts mission-relevant research but does not engage directly in regulatory activities. Please see link below and note that the position is open to both "in-service" and "public" applicants. Closing date is October 27, 2010. Contact information regarding the application process is provided in the announcement link. Major responsibilities: - Apply the methods of spatial population ecology to the development of modeling tools, approaches and results for use in ecological risk assessment. - Serve as principal researcher for development of models to evaluate risks from multiple stressors on aquatic and non-aquatic wildlife populations. - Publish documents and reports of regional and national application for environmental managers. - Conduct research that supports the development of regulatory guidelines for toxic chemicals over large spatial regions. - Serve as an expert and provide assistance in the area of spatial population modeling. Full job ad. Posted: 10/13/10.

Spatial Dynamics of Bison: We are looking for a post-doctoral fellow to participate in a research project on the spatial dynamics of bison distribution in Prince Albert National Park, Saskatchewan. The project will evaluate the interplay among predation risk, group dynamics, and dietary choice of free-ranging plains bison. We are particularly interested in linking group size and mortality risk in bison. Fieldwork will include behavioural observations of bison groups, collection of wolf feces, and radio-tracking of bison and wolves. Bison (>30) and 3-4 wolf packs will be followed with GPS collars. The post-doctoral fellow will have administrative responsibilities, which include: 1. Writing scientific papers, progress reports, and posters. 2. Helping to plan and supervise fieldwork. 3. Maintaining the project's database, as well as supervising and verifying contributions from employees and students. 4. Advising and assisting researchers and students in their studies. Qualifications: Hold a PhD in terrestrial ecology or related field. Be familiar with the use of Geographic Information Systems, and have field experience. Université Laval is a French university and some basic French can be an asset. A fellowship of 35k$/year is available for up to 2 years. Documents to provide by email: Applicants for this position should forward a short covering letter indicating their motivation, accompanied by a current CV, and contact information of three references. We will start reviewing the applications on 23 August 2010. Daniel Fortin, Département de biologie, Pavillon Alexandre-Vachon, 1045, av. de la Médecine, Université Laval, Québec (Qc) G1V 0A6, Canada, Email: Daniel.Fortin@bio.ulaval.ca. Posted: 8/6/10.

Mechanistic Niche Modeling and Climate Change Impacts: A postdoctoral position is anticipated as part of a collaborative project to develop and evaluate mechanistic niche models that incorporate geographic variation in physiological traits of lizards. The post doc will be based in Michael Angilletta’s laboratory at Arizona State University, but will interact with members of Lauren Buckley’s lab at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill and Tim Keitt’s lab at the University of Texas in Austin. The post doc will be expected to engage in modeling activities and coordinate lab studies of thermal physiology. Experience with mathematical modeling in C++, MATLAB, Python or R is beneficial and familiarity with environmental data and biophysical ecology is beneficial. The position will be awarded for one year with the possibility of renewal for additional years. To apply, please e-mail a single pdf file containing a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a statement of research interests, representative publications, and a list of references to the following address: Michael.Angilletta@asu.edu. Review of applicants will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. This position is contingent on final approval of funding from NSF. Posted: 4/1/11.

Biogeography of Birds: A postdoctoral position is available in Sushma Reddy's lab at Loyola University Chicago. The lab focuses on molecular systematics and biogeography of birds, using genetic and distributional data to study patterns of diversification. The postdoc will be responsible for analyzing large-scale distributional datasets of passerine birds on continental systems, with a focus on tropical Asia and Africa. S/he will use databases of species localities to infer species ranges, analyze broad geographic patterns of diversity, and for integrating phylogenetic information with distributional data for historical biogeographic analyses. The postdoc will participate in ongoing research projects but is also expected to take the lead on other studies of their own interest. While the position is research-based, opportunities for teaching are available. The successful candidate should have experience in historical biogeography methods, working with geographical databases of species distributions, and using niche modeling applications, GIS, and other biogeographic programs. Relevant analytical and data handling skills, publication record, and an ability to communicate within a research team are a must. Experience with birds or the Old-World tropics is preferable but not required. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in biology or a related field. The position is available for 1 year with the possibility for renewal depending on satisfactory performance. Anticipated start date is on or before Jan 1, 2010 and salary is competitive with NSF/NIH rates. Inquires should be sent to: sreddy6[at]luc.edu. Applications, including CV, research statement, and contact information for three references, should be submitted to: http://www.careers.luc.edu/. Review of applicants will start mid-November and continue until the position is filled. Posted: 11/16/10.

Population Ecology, Birds, Puerto Rico: I am seeking a postdoctoral research associate for a research project on the Red-tailed Hawk and Sharp-shinned Hawk in forest reserves (El Yunque National Forest and Maricao Forest) and adjacent private lands of Puerto Rico. The objectives of the project are to develop new information on population dynamics and habitat relationships of both raptor species. Results of this research are linked to restoration strategies for the critically endangered Puerto Rican Parrot. This project will require knowledge of raptor survey techniques, distance sampling, occupancy modeling, and landscape habitat modeling. The successful candidate should be able to lead a field crew in difficult conditions, insure integrity and quality of data, analyze and interpret results, and write final reports and publish the research in a reputable journal. Working knowledge of Spanish desirable but not required. During the field portions of this project the research associate will be housed in El Yunque National Forest, located in the Luquillo Mountains, and in the Maricao Forest, located in the Cordillera Central of Puerto Rico. During analysis, final report and manuscript preparation, the research associate will be housed in the Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Aquaculture at Mississippi State University, Starkville, Mississippi. I will begin reviewing applications upon receipt; the desired start date is January 2011. Salary is $35k per year plus benefits. The position is for 2 years with the possible extension of an additional year conditional on funding and performance. Interested candidates should direct their inquiries to: Francisco J. Vilella, USGS Cooperative Research Unit, Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Aquaculture, Mississippi State University (fvilella@cfr.msstate.edu). Applications should include a cover letter, updated curriculum vitae, and a list of references. Posted: 8/17/10.

Wolf Population Viability Analysis: Trent University and the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources are offering a post-doctoral fellowship to assess the current status and future prognosis of the eastern wolf (Canis lycaon) population in Algonquin Provincial Park. Algonquin Provincial Park may be the last refuge for eastern wolves in North America, and in 2002 the Province of Ontario established a buffer zone around the park to protect wolves that traveled to unprotected areas outside the park. We seek to assess the effect of this management action on the 2 primary threats to the park’s wolf population; 1-anthropogenic mortality, and 2- hybridization with coyotes. Using an extensive dataset on wolf survival, movements, productivity, and pack structure collected during 2002-2009, the post-doc will develop models to address: 1- the demographic status of the park’s wolf population and the role of the buffer zone in population protection; 2- the current and projected viability of the wolf population under a variety of management scenarios; and 3- the genetic integrity of the wolf population in the face of current and anticipated rates of introgression of coyote genetic material. The proposed work builds on our previous efforts to elucidate the status of the park’s wolf population (Rutledge et al. Biol. Conserv. 143:332-339; Rutledge et al. Heredity 2010:1-12; Mills et al. J. Wildl. Manage. 72: 949-954; Patterson & Murray Biol. Conserv. 141: 669-680), and offers the opportunity to address important conservation questions that will have broad implications to a diverse community. The post-doctoral fellow will have the opportunity to develop an independent research program within the framework of existing funding. Applicants should hold a PhD in population ecology, landscape ecology, or a related area. The successful candidate should have expertise in population and/or landscape analysis and modeling, and statistical analysis including previous work with GIS or GPS telemetry data. The successful applicant will have demonstrated publishing success. Candidates should submit a letter of application, curriculum vita, and names and contact information for three references to Dennis Murray, Department of Biology, Trent University (dennismurray “at” trentu.ca) and Brent Patterson, Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources (brent.patterson “at”ontario.ca). Applications will be reviewed immediately and the position will close as soon as a suitable candidate is found. The successful applicant will receive $45k annually, + benefits, and the two-year term should start no later than September 2011. Posted: 2/18/11.

Lynx Population Dynamics: Trent University, in collaboration with the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources, is assessing the structure and sustainability of large-scale population dynamics of Canada lynx. This project is part of a larger Strategic NSERC grant modeling long-term viability of lynx populations, especially in their southern range. The PDF will undertake extensive and unprecedented analysis of fur harvest records of carnivores across North America to evaluate 1- the occurrence of lynx population cycles, cyclic asynchrony, and cyclic decoupling across space and time, 2- whether lynx population dynamics are related to putative dispersal barriers associated with unsuitable habitat, and 3- whether exploitative competition with coyotes and bobcats, as evidenced by cyclic dynamics concordant with those of snowshoe hares, may limit southern lynx populations. The PDF position may also involve stable isotope analysis to help identify diet overlap and potential exploitative competition. The PDF will have opportunity to collaborate with team members addressing related topics via population genetics and landscape ecology, and may develop their own research program within the context of the grant. This work is the logical continuation of our previous research efforts examining lynx population ecology and sustainability (Murray et al. 2008. J. Wildl. Manage. 72:1463-1472; Roth et al. 2007. Ecology 88:2736-2743; Steury and Murray 2004.Biol. Conserv. 117:127-141). Applicants should hold a PhD in population ecology, landscape ecology, or a related area. The successful candidate should have expertise in population and/or landscape analysis and modeling, and experience with GIS or population time series data. The successful applicant will have demonstrated publishing success. Candidates should submit a letter of application, curriculum vita, and names and contact information for three references to Dennis Murray, Department of Biology (dennismurray “at” trentu.ca). Applications will be reviewed immediately and the position will close as soon as a suitable candidate is found. The successful applicant will receive $45k annually, + benefits, and the two-year term should start no later than June 2011. Posted: 2/18/11.

Lynx Population/Landscape Ecology and Genetics: As part of a recent Strategic NSERC grant with collaborators Dr. Paul Wilson (Trent University), Dr. Jim Roth (University of Manitoba), and Dr. Jeff Bowman (Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources), we are assessing the factors affecting long-term viability of Canada lynx populations, especially at their range margin. Using an extensive sample (thousands) of lynx that were both genotyped and geo-referenced, we are developing species distribution models including habitat suitability, range limit, and corridor delineation analyses, to determine the current and predicted future distribution of lynx. Parallel analyses for bobcats will elucidate species differences and identify areas of potential sympatry and future hybridization. These samples also will serve towards stable isotope analyses of lynx, bobcats, coyotes, and prey, to help identify diet overlap between carnivores, potential exploitative competition with lynx, and proximate causes of lynx dispersal. We are also undertaking extensive and unprecedented analysis of fur harvest records of carnivores across North America to examine if evidence of cyclic asynchrony and decoupling, dispersal barriers, and exploitative competition between species, can be detected in the region of lynx distribution. Ultimately, the above projects will feed directly into comprehensive harvest, distribution, and population viability models for lynx that factor connectivity and dispersal, regional threats such as hybridization and competition, and ongoing and projected loss of habitat and climate change near the range periphery. This work is the logical continuation of our previous efforts (Murray et al. 2008. J. Wildl. Manage. 72:1463-1472; Roth et al. 2007. Ecology 88:2736-2743; Steury and Murray 2004.Biol. Conserv. 117:127-141) to understand factors affecting viability of southern lynx populations. Post-doctoral fellows will have the opportunity to develop an independent research program within the framework of existing funding. The specific parameters of the PhD and/or PDF positions will be adjusted according to the strengths and interests of the successful applicants, within the basic scope of the above-described project. Applicants should hold degrees in population ecology, population genetics, landscape ecology, or a related area. The successful candidates should have expertise in population and/or landscape analysis and modeling, population/landscape genetics, and/or statistical analysis, including previous work with GIS or time series data. The successful applicants will require demonstrated publishing success. Candidates should submit a letter of application, curriculum vita, and names and contact information for three references to: Dr. Dennis Murray, Department of Biology, Trent University, 1600 West Bank Drive, Peterborough, ON Canada K9J 7B8 (email: dennismurray “at” trentu.ca). Applications will be reviewed immediately and the positions will close as soon as suitable candidates are found. PDFs will receive $45k annually, + benefits; PhD students will receive a full graduate stipend plus waiver of any foreign tuition fees. Posted: 11/12/10.

Switchgrass Gene Flow: A postdoctoral position is open in the lab of Dr. C. Neal Stewart (Department of Plant Sciences, University of Tennessee, Knoxville) to study pollen-mediated gene flow in switchgrass, an emerging biofuel plant. Ideal start date is May 2011. The incumbent would direct a 3-year USDA-funded project comprising greenhouse and local field work, with technician assistance. Candidate should have experience with DNA extraction methods, PCR, and molecular markers (e.g. SNPs, SSRs). Familiarity with plant breeding, sequencing, and assignment analyses is also desirable. Ph.D. in relevant field is required. Salary $40k plus benefits. Questions and application materials (cover letter, CV, and contact information for three references) can be directed to the project co-PI, Dr. Charles Kwit at ckwit@utk.edu. Posted: 3/30/11.

Landscape Genetics: We are currently advertising an 18 month postdoc position at The University of Queensland to work on the integration of landscape genetics into species' distribution models and conservation planning. Further details and application procedures. Applications close 4 March 2011. Posted: 2/22/11.

Landscape Genetics of Mammals: Trent University, Peterborough, Ontario, Canada. We are seeking a post-doctoral fellow with research interests in the broad areas of landscape genetics, evolutionary and population ecology, and/or habitat modeling, to undertake an analysis of large-scale genetic structuring and evolutionary relationships among carnivore and ungulate populations in North America. We are integrating this work with landscape ecology to determine ecological factors affecting genetic diversity, and with corticosteroid assays to assess population health across the range in species such as Canada lynx. Using several mammal species as models we are also interested in documenting patterns of evolutionary divergence due to natural or anthropogenic barriers to dispersal. The post-doctoral fellow may pursue one or more of the above research projects, and also will be given the opportunity to develop an independent research program within the framework of existing funding. Applicants should hold a PhD in Landscape/Population Ecology, Genetics, or a related area. Priority will be given to candidates with demonstrated expertise in population genetics, landscape ecology, population ecology and/or spatial modeling. All candidates should submit a letter of application, curriculum vita, and names and contact information for three referees to Dr. Paul Wilson and Dr. Dennis Murray, Department of Biology, Trent University, 1600 West Bank Drive, Peterborough, ON Canada K9J 7B8 (email: pawilson “at” trentu.ca; dennismurray “at” trentu.ca). The position will close as soon as a suitable candidate is found. The one-year term may start immediately, but no later than January 1, 2010, and a second year may be available pending satisfactory progress and funding. The Ontario Post-Doctoral Fellowship Program was developed to recruit and retain outstanding young scientists to spend two years as post-doctoral fellows in an Ontario research institution. The successful Fellow will receive $50k annually, + benefits. Posted: 9/9/10.

Climate Change and Bird Distribution Modeler: National Audubon Society. The Climate Change Modeling postdoc, in collaboration with the Fish and Wildlife Service and the Landscape Conservation Cooperatives, will model the effects of future climate change on bird distribution and status in the 48-contiguous states and provide the results to the conservation planning processes for all the Landscape Conservation Cooperatives. This information is critical to the design and implementation of management and conservation strategies that will help ecosystems and species adapt to current and future climate change. Birds are a useful means to study the current and potential effects of climate change on ecosystems, because they are excellent environmental indicators, are easy to study, and respond predictably to changes in the environment. At landscape scales, birds can provide useful insights into how ecosystems are and will be affected by climate change. Measures taken to conserve bird habitats and populations will result in the conservation of many other species, habitats, and ecosystems. Project: To deal with the uncertainty inherent in all models, we will use a series of models to explore both climate change and how birds may respond to those changes. We will focus our analysis on the more than 600 species of birds that regularly occur in continental United States and for which bird distribution data are easily obtained from Audubon?s Christmas Bird Count (CBC) and the North American Breeding Bird Survey (BBS). Contemporary climate interpolation will be derived from PRISM: Parameter-elevation Regression on Independent Slope Model. In phase I, we will develop historic time series models using observed climatic associations of each species and undertake a rigorous validation process. In phase II, we will develop contemporary models that can be projected to the future using 112 different climate models and scenarios. Phase I will be completed in the first 6 months and Phase II will be completed in 12 months. The final 6 months will be devoted to publishing results in peer-reviewed journals. This effort will produce more than 100 predictive scenarios for each species, resulting in more than 600,000 data layers for birds. We will use an ensemble modeling technique to combine scenarios for individual species and provide a composite understanding of how a species might respond under different emission futures. We then will look for areas in each species' range that show agreement across models. In addition to the project work, 1-3 publications, led by the postdoc, are expected. This is an 18-month position based in Emeryville or Sacramento, California. Essential Functions: - Climate Change model of bird distribution for 600 bird species in lower 48-states - Data layers for 600 species and more than 100 modeling runs creating data layers of approximately 600,000. - Results for each LCC region: all layers, and summary layers by key species and habitat. - Interactions with every LCC to answer questions and provide technical support - Develop and analyze large datasets and results related to climate change - Use BBS and CBC data in the Western United States to examine changes in bird populations since 1960 - Write conservation briefs and factsheets based on analyses - Create fine-scale distribution maps of bird species in support of policy initiatives - Develop publication quality figures for education and outreach - Publish original research and present results at conferences - Assist staff with reports and newsletter articles - Additional technical duties as requested. Qualifications: PhD in spatial or quantitative statistics required or advanced degree in related field with at least five years experience as a quantitative analyst. Demonstrated expertise in R and GIS required. Past modeling experience with Maxent, Domain, BRTs, and other programs strongly preferred. Timeline: Please submit a cover letter and resume to Gary Langham at glangham@audubon.org by March 31st. Posted: 3/4/11.

Landscape Ecology, Birds: The Information Science Program at the Cornell University Lab of Ornithology is seeking a Postdoctoral Associate to work on macro ecological questions related to spatiotemporal determinants of bird species' distributions at a continental scale within North America. The exact research questions will be determined by the post-doctoral appointee in consultation with research staff of the Lab of Ornithology, and can be as varied as basic research into birds' distributions, applied studies relevant for conservation and management, or development and refinement of analytical methods. Duties: - Apply advanced spatiotemporal modeling and estimation techniques (statistical and machine learning techniques including nonparametric and semi parametric regression, Bayesian hierarchical models, etc) to answer biological questions, using data that integrate broad-scale citizen science observational data with remote sensing data that describe environmental characteristics. - Some of the analytical challenges and goals that we are interested in having addressed as part of the work include the development of efficient strategies to explore and quantify complex spatiotemporal patterns as well as methods to identify and mitigate biases inherent in citizen science data. - The project offering this position is led by Steve Kelling in the Information Science unit of the Lab of Ornithology, and involves collaboration with Daniel Fink and an interdisciplinary team of researchers in statistics, machine learning, ecology, and conservation at Cornell University and at other research institutions. Qualifications: - PhD and proven research abilities and experience in large-scale environmental modeling. - We particularly seek applicants with backgrounds in both ecological sciences (macro or landscape ecology) and quantitative sciences (statistics, machine learning, etc.) - Ideal candidates will demonstrate a strong ability to apply quantitative methods to real-world problems; such ability should be highlighted in applications for the position. - Additional desirable experience and expertise in time series analysis, spatial statistics, and High Performance Computing applications are a plus. Send a letter of application, complete resume, list of references and academic transcripts to: Susan Taggart, Cornell Lab of Ornithology, 159 Sapsucker Woods Road, 283A Johnson Center for Birds & Biodiversity, Ithaca, NY 14850. Inquiries about position specifics can be directed to Steve Kelling, Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY 14850. Phone: 607-254-2478; Email stk2@cornell.edu. Review of applicants will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Posted: 2/21/11.

Duck Population/Landscape Ecology: Post-Doctoral Fellowship. In collaboration with Ducks Unlimited Canada and University of Guelph, we are undertaking an assessment of broad-scale patterns of population change among breeding waterfowl populations. The project will involve analysis of 50+ years of surveys conducted on breeding ducks in the prairies, using what may constitute the most extensive animal population survey in the world. Specifically, we seek to understand patterns of change in abundance of 10+ duck species, including: 1- the relative contribution of endogenous (i.e., density-dependent) vs. exogenous (i.e., climate-related) factors influencing numerical variability; 2- the relationship between inter-specific synchrony and landscape and climate features; 3- whether recent reduction in patterns of population density dependence correspond to decoupling in spatial dynamics; and 4- the influence of habitat and climate on breeding distribution and numerical variability. We hypothesize that breeding duck population change conforms to a ‘traveling wave’ that is entrained by climatic or landscape variables, and that density-dependent mechanisms regulating the population have lessened through time. The proposed work builds on our recent analysis showing broad-scale patterns of duck population change (Murray et al. 2010, Ecology 91: 571-581). The scope and extent of the duck survey dataset allows us to test the above fundamental ecological questions at a fine scale across an extensive landscape; few (if any) other animal population datasets would avail themselves to such detailed analysis. The post-doctoral fellow will have the opportunity to develop an independent research program within the framework of existing funding. Applicants should hold a PhD in population ecology, landscape ecology, or a related area. The successful candidate should have expertise in population and/or landscape analysis and modeling, quantitative methods in ecology, and statistical analysis including previous work with GIS or time series data. The successful applicant will have demonstrated publishing success. Candidates should submit a letter of application, curriculum vita, and names and contact information for three references to Dr. Dennis Murray, Department of Biology, Trent University, 1600 West Bank Drive, Peterborough, ON Canada K9J 7B8 (email: dennismurray “at” trentu.ca). Applications will be reviewed immediately and the position will close as soon as a suitable candidate is found. The successful applicant will receive $45k annually + benefits, and the two-year term should start no later than September 2011. Posted: 7/26/10, revised: 11/12/10, 2/18/11.

Animal Acoustic Signals: Postdoctoral Associate- Animal Acoustic Signal Detection, Classification and Localization (position 14540), Bioacoustics Research Program, Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology, Cornell University. The Bioacoustics Research Program (BRP) is a diverse group of scientists and engineers focused on studying the natural sound-scape and animal vocal signals. This position will join BRP's Application Science Engineering (ASE) team to focus on the development and implementation of automatic detection, classification, and localization algorithms specifically related to processing large quantities of bioacoustic data. * Collaborate with researchers and software programmers on developing systems and methods that facilitate the rapid processing of acoustic data, writing and publishing manuscripts, and assisting with grant applications. * Collaborate with researchers in multiple programs in the Lab as well as other algorithm developers. * Survey available research and incorporate methods and algorithms. * Conduct original scientific research in the field of bioengineering, animal communication, and bioacoustics. * Perform research and development of novel signal processing and machine learning algorithms which can be applied to the detection, measurement, classification, and quantitative comparison of animal sounds. * Conceive of, develop, and implement complex code providing robust solutions to specific and general research needs. * Provide leadership in core research areas by providing training and technical presentations for internal and external audiences. * Participate in the preparation and implementation of project plans. * Provide input into project management systems including effort allocation for self and co-workers. * Obtain an understanding of process engineering and utilize these skills to provide organized methods and practices to meet project deadlines and technical goals. Qualifications: * PhD in engineering or related field, with particular focus in signal processing. * Demonstrated experience in algorithm development. * Strong programming ability. * Experience with acoustics and/or marine mammal research preferred. * Experience in embedded programming a plus. * Ability to work effectively both in a team and independently. * Experience in scientific programming and the generation of highly complex computer code in MATLAB and other high-level languages such as C/C++. * Ability to conduct original research, from conception to completion, and to develop innovative technical solutions to support that research. * Experience in literature review and publishing scientific papers. * Must have strong communication skills, efficient scientific writing capability, and be proficient in spoken and written English. To apply, send a letter of application, complete résumé or CV, list of references and academic transcripts to: Susan Taggart, Cornell Lab of Ornithology, 159 Sapsuckers Woods Road, 283A Johnson Center for Birds & Biodiversity, Ithaca, NY 14850 or by email to set2@cornell.edu. Inquiries about position specifics can be directed to Peter Dugan at 607-254-1149, pjd78@cornell.edu or Harold Cheyne at 607-254-6280, hac68@cornell.edu. Posted: 3/23/11.

Plant Functional Traits/Ecology: Postdoctoral Position in Functional Ecology (Plant Functional Traits) “Developing Novel Ecosystems that Enhance Carbon Storage, Native Biodiversity, and Human Mobility in Lowland Hawaiian Forests”. A postdoctoral research position is available for an individual interested in melding plant functional trait theory with restoration planning. The objectives of the study are to determine appropriate candidate species for tropical lowland wet forest restoration based on their functional traits. We propose to develop and evaluate a set of what we call “hybrid ecosystems,” in which a mix of native and non-native species maintains valuable forest structure and ecosystem services. Utilizing functional trait level information and ecological assembly rules, we propose to design combinations of species that will serve as self-sustaining hybrid ecosystems, balancing tradeoffs between supporting sustainable native biodiversity and human needs for C storage. The position will be based at the USDA Forest Service in Hilo Hawaii. The candidate will work with project investigators Dr. Rebecca Ostertag, University of Hawaii at Hilo, Dr. Susan Cordell, USDAFS, and Dr. Peter Vitousek, Stanford University. A Ph.D. in Ecology, Plant Biology or equivalent is required. Technical skills desired include: Strong quantitative skills and in particular experience with multivariate statistical models and analysis including indices related to functional diversity; expertise in data management and databases; and an understanding of the theory and measurement of plant functional traits. A publishing record in peer-reviewed journals is also required. This is a two-year appointment with competitive benefits. Applicants should send a letter of interest, curriculum vitae and the names and full contact information (email and phone numbers) of three potential references to Susan Cordell (808-854-2628), scordell01@fs.fed.us no later than June 15, 2011. Additional information will be forwarded upon request. Posted: 2/18/11, revised: 5/24/11.

Plant Functional Traits/Bioinformatics: Post-doc wanted: motivated and resourceful recent PhD fascinated by patterns in community ecology, landscape effects on species invasions and persistence, and how plant functional traits affect the ability of species to invade, persist, and co-exist. Interest in macro-ecology, theory, phylogenetically controlled comparisons, and data analysis also appreciated. Candidates should have broad interests, focus, and all-round competence. Technical Skills: Ø Strong quantitative skills Ø Expertise in data management and databases (including MS Access) Ø Experience with multivariate statistical models and analysis Ø An understanding of plant systematics and functional traits. Personal Skills: Ø Demonstrated experience and commitment to working on a team Ø Disciplined and productive Ø Competence in writing Ø Good people and communication skills. Location: University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI Term: Dependent on funding and productivity Application to: Don Waller, dmwaller@wisc.edu, (608) 263-2042. Note: I am at the ESA meeting and eager to interview strong candidates. Cell: 608-698-6495. Send a CV, names of 3 references, a pdf of a recent paper, and a 1 page essay on why this position appeals to you. Posted: 8/3/10.

Vole Health and Population Dynamics: Our research group is seeking a motivated post doctoral researcher to work in the project “Individual health and dynamics of natural populations” at the Finnish Forest Research Institute (Metla)’s Suonenjoki Research Unit (http://www.metla.fi/su/index-en.htm). Members of the group include Prof. H. Henttonen (Metla, Finland), Prof. Nigel Yoccoz (Univ. Tromssa, Norway), and Prof. Tapio Mappes (Univ. Jyväskylä, Finland), together with a number of expert collaborators. The project will address the roles of food quantity and quality as determinants of the physiological and immunological health state of field voles (Microtus agrestis) and how variation in these factors predisposes individuals to parasite and pathogen infection and ultimately reflects onto population dynamics. The work includes planning and partaking in large-scale, year-round monitoring and experimentation in field conditions, laboratory work, data analyses and writing of scientific manuscripts. The applicant is required to have a Ph. D. or equivalent degree in ecology with prior experience in physiological, immunological or nutritional ecology and/or plant-herbivore interactions. The applicant must be willing and able to travel and to work with flexible hours, occasionally under harsh field conditions. A valid driver’s licence is essential. To apply, please send 1) a letter stating your research interests, 2) your CV and 3) the contact information of two references. Applications must be sent by 31st January 2011, by e-mail to otso.huitu@metla.fi. For further information, incl. full announcement, contact researcher Otso Huitu at above mentioned e-mail address. Posted: 1/4/11.

Community/Behavioral/Evolutionary Ecology: The Resetarits Lab at Texas Tech is seeking 1-2 post-docs to work on projects at the interface between community, behavioral, and evolutionary ecology. Current work focuses on the role of habitat selection in the assembly of communities and the dynamics of metacommunities, the role of species diversity in community assembly/ecosystem function, and ecological character displacement and community structure in assemblages of intra-guild predators. Focal taxa include amphibians, aquatic insects, and fish, while habitats range from small ephemeral, coastal plain ponds to headwater mountain streams. Existing projects are primarily in the Eastern US, but opportunities also exist to develop projects in the unique aquatic habitats of the Southwest. I am looking for dynamic self-starters who can work independently, but are also interactive and enjoy contributing to a variety of projects. Individuals will be expected to develop their own unique “threads” (empirical and/or theoretical) within the context of the larger themes identified above, in addition to working on existing projects. Funding for past and ongoing research has come primarily from the National Science Foundation. The Biological Sciences Department has a dynamic group of ecologists and evolutionary biologists, many of whom work at the interface between ecology, evolution, and behavior. Funding is available for two years, with possibility of extension. Individuals will be based at TTU during much of the academic year. Lubbock and TTU form a very user-friendly environment with low cost of living and VERY affordable housing. For more information and initiation of informal application phase, please attach a letter of interest and resume (including contact information for 3 references) to Dr. William Resetarits (william.resetarits@ttu.edu). Website is currently under development, but I will be happy to send a collection of reprints. Posted: 1/21/11.

Population/Community/Evolutionary Dynamics: I am currently seeking applicants for the Killam Postdoctoral Award at the University of Calgary. The Killam Postdoc is a prestigious 2-year award, given by the University to an exceptional new scholar (PhD received or expected Sept. 1, 2008 - Sept. 1, 2011) in any academic field. The award includes $45k/yr CAD salary, health benefits, and a $6000 research allowance. Preference is given to candidates external to UCalgary. Applicants must identify a supervisor and develop a plan for original research. My lab pursues several lines of fundamental research in population, community, and evolutionary ecology, with a strong emphasis on experiments in model systems (both field and lab-based), and on linking theory and data. I would welcome inquiries from anyone who broadly shares my interests. More on current work in my lab. I have recently developed an active collaboration with experimental evolutionary biologist Rees Kassen (UOttawa). The Dept. of Biological Sciences at the University of Calgary is a large, research-intensive department with a strong group of ecologists and evolutionary biologists. Application forms. Deadline for applications is Dec. 15, 2010. Interested prospective applicants should contact me as soon as possible. Posted: 11/12/10.

Arthropod Population Dynamics: A post-doctoral opening is available in the labs of Perry de Valpine and Nick Mills in the Department of Environmental Science, Policy and Management at the University of California, Berkeley, on experimental arthropod population dynamics, beginning June, 2011, or later. The successful candidate will conduct laboratory experiments on spider mite dynamics and collaborate with other researchers on stage-structured mathematical and statistical modeling. This work is part of an NSF-funded project to develop and apply improvements to stage-structured modeling and estimation methods. Requirements for the position include (1) a Ph.D. in ecology, entomology, or a related field, (2) demonstrated experience conducting arthropod population experiments, and (3) demonstrated success generating peer-reviewed publications. Experience and interest in mathematical and statistical population modeling would be highly beneficial. The position is funded at $38-41k per year for two years. Applications (cover letter, CV, and contact information for 3 references) should be sent by e-mail to Dr. Perry de Valpine, pdevalpine@berkeley.edu, Dept. Environmental Science, Policy and Management, 137 Mulford Hall, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720-3114, by March 4, 2011. Applicants should ask referees to review the UC Berkeley Statement of Confidentially. Posted: 2/18/11.

Vector Behavior and Pathogen Transmission: An opening is available for a postdoctoral researcher in the department of entomology at UC Riverside to study the ecology of insect-borne plant disease. The researcher will conduct field and greenhouse experiments to understand the role that vector behavior plays in pathogen transmission and spread. Applicants should have a PhD in ecology, entomology, or plant pathology with a strong background in experiment design and biostatistics. Experience with epidemiological modeling is desirable. For more details or to apply, contact Matt Daugherty, mattd@ucr.edu. Posted: 6/30/11.

Vector Ecology: NIH-sponsored postdoctoral research in south Florida on reproductive interference between invasive Aedes mosquitoes. Molecular skills desirable. Available July 2011. Send CV and contacts of three references to lounibos@ufl.edu. Posted: 5/3/11.

Mosquito Ecology: The Yee lab in the Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Southern Mississippi is seeking a postdoctoral fellow to join a research program investigating how ecological filters affect container mosquito communities via effects on larval traits and oviposition preferences of medically important species. This work is part of a NIH National Institutes of Allergy and Infectious Disease grant that will involve field sampling, field and laboratory experiments, and statistical modeling using native/resident (Aedes triseriatus, Culex quinquefasciatus) and invasive (Aedes albopictus, Culex coronator) species. Opportunities for conducting independent research in this system or on other community members (e.g., other diptera, protozoans, bacteria) also exist. General Qualifications: ~ Ph.D. in ecology, entomology, or related field by start date ~ experience or willingness to work with aquatic insects ~ willingness to supervise undergraduate students ~ ability to work independently and be a research leader ~ good physical condition, ability to work outdoors in a variety of conditions ~ a valid driver’s license is essential. Desired Qualifications: ~ basic to advanced knowledge of statistics ~ experience with community and population ecology of insects ~ publication record. The start date for the position is flexible but likely to begin no earlier than 1 July 2011. The position is for 1 year, but depending on circumstances, additional funding may be available to continue support, including through teaching within the department of Biological Sciences. The Yee lab currently is well supported and has access to state of the art research equipment for laboratory experiments (e.g., environmental chambers, ultramicro balance), nutrient analysis equipment (e.g., C:N analyzer), field sampling equipment, and access to the USM managed 600 acre Lake Thoreau Center and Science Park containing a field enclosure for secure experiments. There also is support for meeting attendance (e.g., ESA, EntSoc, SOVE). Salary: $38,500 plus health benefits (12 months). To apply, submit (via e-mail to donald.yee@usm.edu): Place “Mosquito Ecology post doc position” in the subject line ~ current CV ~ one page cover letter with a review of your research experience ~ one page scientific interests and employment goals ~ reprints of recent papers ~ contact information for three academic references ~ International students should also include TOEFL scores (copies are acceptable). Review of applicants will begin 1 June and continue until the position is filled. Posted: 5/13/11.

Urbanization and Mosquito Ecology: A Postdoctoral Associate position is available at The Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies in Millbrook NY with a multi-disciplinary team investigating how urbanization alters ecosystem functions that regulate mosquito production, especially of species that transmit disease-causing agents. Field work will be located at the Baltimore Ecosystem Study LTER in Baltimore, MD. Full-time. One year position with possible extension. Background: Ph.D., with a strong background in aquatic invertebrate ecology and proven experience in two or more of the following: invertebrate emergence production, mosquito ecology, and hierarchical Bayesian statistics. Closing Date: June 1, 2011. Originator: Dr. Shannon L. LaDeau. To apply, please send a brief cover letter, resume, and the names and full contact information (including email addresses) for three professional references to: Human Resources, Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies, Job Ref. #11003-I, P.O. Box AB, Millbrook, NY 12545. E-mail: jobs@caryinstitute.org. Posted: 1/25/11.

Population Dynamics of Infectious Diseases: A Postdoctoral Associate is sought to join a collaborative project between the University of Georgia (Dr. John Drake) and the University of Michigan (Dr. Pejman Rohani) on the population dynamics of infectious diseases. Goals of this project are to understand the effect of vaccination on the bifurcation structure of endemic pathogen systems and to document tipping points in disease dynamics. The position will be located in the Drake lab at the University of Georgia Odum School of Ecology with a starting salary of $41,715. Start date is negotiable. Applicants should have a background in dynamical systems, statistical mechanics, biomathematics, biostatistics or a related field. Inquiries may be communicated by email. Applicants are requested to send a letter of introduction and CV and to arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent to jdrake@uga.edu. Posted: 8/19/10.

Senior Disease Ecologist: EcoHealth Alliance is seeking a leading disease ecologist with experience managing analytical research and diease ecology field programs, with an interest in conservation and global change biology. This is a leadership position at a rapidly-growing New York-based NGO with research and field programs around the world in conservation and health, and significant funding from NIH, NSF, USAID and other sources. We are seeking a proven leader with fundraising skills, a significant scientific portfolio, major publications in ecology, epidemiology, or conservation biology, and a drive to help us take our organization to the next level. The successful candidate will develop and coordinate a well-funded scientific research program in disease ecology. S/he will manage staff at HQ and internationally, lead the spatial and statistical modeling efforts on our USAID PREDICT award, and manage conservation biology projects with our international conservation partners. As a senior executive, s/he will help set institutional direction in these fields as well as managing funding streams, contracting, and staffing. The position is based in New York City and will entail travel within the USA and abroad. Qualifications: A Ph.D in Ecological or Biological Sciences, an extensive, high-profile publication record, 3-5+ years developing an independent research program, managing office and field staff, coordinating research activities and outreach is expected. Demonstrated experience in analytical research (statistical, spatial and/or modeling) on disease-host systems is required. The ideal candidate will have a strong sense of team spirit, cultural sensitivity, excellent communication skills, diplomacy, experience working in developing countries and fluency in English. Fluency in a second language is a benefit. Please send a CV, letter detailing your research interests and vision, and email addresses for two references to jobs@ecohealthalliance.org. Posted: 4/18/11.

Mathematical Modelling of Viral Evolution: A post-doctoral position funded by the Australian Research Council is available at the University of New South Wales (UNSW), Sydney, Australia. The successful applicant will be part of a collaborative team involved in modelling the evolution and epidemiology of viruses. The investigators of the team are Mark Tanaka and Peter White (UNSW), Katia Koelle (Duke University) and Roland Regoes (ETH Zurich). The post-doctoral researcher will develop mathematical models, implement computer simulations, and design statistical methods to analyse genomic data. The successful applicant will have the opportunity to contribute to a range of projects. The selection crteria are: a PhD in a quantitative discipline such as theoretical biology, bioinformatics, mathematics, statistics, physics or computer science; a strong research track record in mathematical modelling or biostatistics; an interest in viral evolution; proficiency with Linux or Unix and computer programming languages, preferably C and R; excellent oral and written communication skills; the ability to work effectively as part of a team as well as independently; knowledge of OHS responsibilities and a commitment to attending relevant OHS training; knowledge of equal opportunity principles. See the full information package for more details. Informal enquiries to Mark Tanaka, email: m.tanaka@unsw.edu.au. Applications close: 1 March 2011. Posted: 12/1/10.

Infectious Disease Modeling: A postdoctoral associate position is available in Dr. Cristina Lanzas' group (Department of Comparative Medicine, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Tennessee-Knoxville). Applicants with a background in mathematical modeling of infectious diseases and/or population biology are highly encouraged to apply. The research focus will be the transmission and control of infectious diseases caused by enteric pathogens (specifically Clostridium difficile, Enterohaemorrhagic E. coli, and Salmonella) and includes the use of mathematical modeling to study the effects of vaccines on population level dynamics and the effect of intestinal microbial disruption by treatments such as antibiotics on host susceptibility and pathogen transmission. A number of potential research projects are available and so the research focus may be tailored to the interests and skills of the individual. The postdoctoral associate will be expected to make presentations regarding his/her research, to publish their research results in peer-reviewed journals, to participate in grant proposal preparation, and to interact with faculty, postdoctoral associates, and graduate students at the College of Veterinary Medicine and the National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis (NIMBioS). The postdoctoral associate shall have a Ph.D. degree in a relevant discipline (ecology and evolutionary biology, epidemiology, applied mathematics and related fields). A deep interest in interdisciplinary collaboration, strong quantitative skills and good oral and writing skills are expected. The initial appointment will be for one year, with renewal for two or more years subject to satisfactory progress and mutual agreement. Interested candidates should submit their curriculum vitae, a statement of interest and the names and contact information of two referees to Cristina Lanzas (clanzas@utk.edu). Review of applications will begin December 1st 2010 and will continue until a suitable candidate is identified. Posted: 11/15/10.

C++ Modeling of Disease Epidemiology/Evolution: North Carolina State University We are looking for a postdoc to work on a Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation research project aimed at assessing the potential utility as well as risks associated with using selfish genetic elements to drive genes into mosquito populations that render them incapable of transmitting dengue fever or malaria. The postdoc will be involved in building and testing stochastic, spatially explicit, simulation models that link insect population dynamics, population genetics and human disease epidemiology in a way that can contribute to improving strategies for releasing transgenic mosquitoes to reduce the incidence of human disease. One of our new efforts will be in using parallel computing to increase the spatial scale of our models. We are also building simple spatial and non-spatial, deterministic and stochastic models as heuristic tools for better understanding basic principles, but we are not looking for applicants who are only interested in working with simple, generic models. In addition to working on model development and analysis, the person in this position will collaborate in an interdisciplinary Gates-funded group composed of mosquito ecologists, disease epidemiologists, molecular biologists, biomathematicians, ethicists, and scientists from disease-endemic countries, in efforts to develop novel transgenic strategies for disease reduction. Qualifications: Training in evolutionary biology and experience with development of computer simulation models. To apply: email a cover letter and CV to Fred_Gould@ncsu.edu and/or Alun_Lloyd@ncsu.edu. Posted: 11/12/10, revised: 12/23/10.

Mathematics of Biological Networks: A theoretical ecologist, a mathematician, and a protein biophysicist seek a postdoctoral scholar to explore methods of coarse graining naturally occurring biological networks that preserve dynamics of random processes on the network. We are particularly interested in analysis techniques exploiting spectral structures of related linear operators (such as the adjacency matrix and the graph Laplacian). Examples of such methods include spectral coarse graining (Gfeller & Los Rios, Phys. Rev. Lett. 2007) and communicability (Estrada & Higham, SIAM Review 2010). Sample networks for analysis will be drawn from a variety of biological settings, including ecological food webs, amino acid residue contact networks, signal transduction network, and other networks supporting a Markov chain description of dynamics related to the network's biological function. Funding is available for two years beginning July 1, 2011, with the possibility of extending to a third year. The successful candidate will have a strong interest in theoretical biology and the application of mathematical ideas to biological problems. A foundation in graph theory, spectral analysis (linear algebra), or Markov processes, while not necessary, would be welcomed. The postdoctoral fellow will be jointly mentored by Prof. Robin Snyder (Biology), Prof. Peter Thomas (Mathematics) and Prof. Patrick Wintrode (Physiology and Biophysics), and will have the option of selecting any of these departments as their primary affiliation in the University. Application materials, including a cover letter, a statement of research interests, unofficial graduate transcript, curriculum vitae and names and contact information of three references, should be uploaded to https://www.mathjobs.org/jobs/jobs/2729 or mailed to Department of Biology, Case Western Reserve University, DeGrace Hall 205, 10900 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio 44106-7080, attention Prof. R. Snyder. Applications should be submitted by March 21, 2011 for full consideration, however applications will be considered until the position is filled. Posted: 2/18/11.

Population Dynamics on Networks: A Postdoctoral Associate is sought to join a collaborative project between the University of Georgia (Dr. John Drake) and the University of Michigan (Dr. Pejman Rohani) on dynamics of metapopulations on geographic networks. Goals of this project are to characterize the effects of targeted and systematic interventions on the dynamics of populations distributed on networks. Applications include epidemic forecasting, control of invasive species, and conservation and management of natural resource systems. The position will be located in the Drake lab at the University of Georgia Odum School of Ecology with a starting salary of $41,715. Start date is negotiable. Applicants should have a background in population ecology, dynamical systems, network theory or a related field. Inquiries may be communicated by email. Applicants are requested to send a letter of introduction and CV and to arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent to jdrake@uga.edu. Posted: 8/19/10.

Population Dynamics and Life History Evolution in Metapopulations: [If you are attending the ESA meeting in Pittsburg--Aug 1-6--please, see note at the bottom] A Postdoctoral Position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Leticia Avilés at the University of British Columbia, in Vancouver, Canada. The successful candidate will carry out research contributing towards a project entitled: “Evolution to the edge of chaos: Life history evolution and multilevel selection in metapopulations.” This project addresses questions related to the evolution of traits that affect the dynamics of local populations in a metapopulation through modeling (primarily agent-based evolutionary simulations), comparative studies utilizing existing data on population dynamics and the life history traits of various species (from global databases and the literature), and empirical field studies of social spiders in Ecuador and Brazil. Social spiders provide an ideal model of highly subdivided metapopulations with varying degrees of local instability, as well as variation in relevant life history traits such as clutch size and sex ratio. Within this general framework the candidate will be able to develop subprojects that build on his/her strengths, interests, and expertise. The primary skills sought are ability to analyze population dynamics data and to code computer simulations, although ability to develop analytical models would be a plus. A willingness and interest in overseeing field research on social spiders in the neotropics would also be a plus. Funding is available for up to three years, but is contingent on satisfactory progress in year one. The start date for this position is flexible, but preferably no later than January 2011. The post-doctoral fellow will become a member of the Biodiversity Research Centre at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada (www.biodiversity.ubc.ca). The Centre is currently made up of over 40 members of the U.B.C. Science Faculty with interests in ecology, evolution, systematics, biodiversity, and conservation. Interested individuals should send (via email, to laviles.ubczool@gmail.com) a CV, a brief description of research and professional goals, and the names and contact information for 3 references. Review of applications will start immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Candidates attending the ESA meeting in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania (Aug 1-6, 2010) are encouraged to contact LA prior to the meeting as an interview can be arranged during the conference. Posted: 7/29/10.

Mathematical Biology: The National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis (NIMBioS) provides an opportunity for postdoctoral scholarship at the interface between mathematics and biological science at the University of Tennessee. Highest priority will be given to those with explicit plans to develop their ability to effectively carry on research across these fields. We are particularly interested in requests to support research that integrates diverse fields, requires synthesis at multiple scales, and/or makes use of or requires development of new mathematical/computational approaches. NIMBioS Postdoctoral Fellows are chosen based upon indications that the applicant's research plans are consistent with the mission of NIMBioS, the applicant has the demonstrated ability to carry out the proposed research, and the opportunities provided through NIMBioS will enhance the capacity for the research to be completed in an efficient and timely manner. For additional information on NIMBioS, visit www.nimbios.org. Support: annual stipend of $51k, full University of Tennessee employee fringe benefits, and an annual travel allowance of $2,000. Requests for Support: Submit a brief project description, references, and CV following the guidelines available at http://www.nimbios.org/postdocs/postdoc.html to Dr. Chris Welsh at cwelsh@utk.edu. Deadline: NIMBioS postdoctoral requests for support are reviewed twice a year and the selected researchers are offered positions at NIMBioS where they conduct research that is mostly self-directed. The deadline for activities beginning in early 2012 is Sept. 1, 2011. All letters of recommendation should be submitted before the request deadline. Posted: 8/17/10, revised: 11/11/10, 1/12/11, 6/23/11.

Biostatistics, Mathematical Ecology, or Evolutionary Demography: Post-doctoral fellow in the Laboratory of Statistical Demography, Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research. The fellow will join a funded interdisciplinary project including demographers and evolutionary biologists investigating pre-adult mortality patterns. The fellow will participate in developing methods to link age-specific mortality to age-specific dynamics of gene expression, and other projects beyond the typical bounds of statistical demography. Areas of research include demographic analysis of heterogeneous mortality risk between conception and maturity in modern Denmark, characterization of the functional form of mortality decline over age between conception and maturity across human populations, and comparisons to and between mortality patterns in non-humans. The fellowship does not require teaching. Background on the biological aspects of this project. Required Qualifications: Applicants should have a Ph.D. or expect to have a Ph.D. at latest by October 2011. Candidates should have a strong background in statistics, including model identification, and should be prepared to create innovative methods for unusual datasets and questions. Background in demography is not required for this position, but very strong quantitative skills and a willingness to apply demographic thinking and methods to biological questions are. Applications should be received by April 30th, 2011. Applications should include a letter outlining your research background and agenda, a CV including information about your education, a list of publications, and the contact details of 3 academic references. In order to apply please email these documents to appl-ontog@demogr.mpg.de Posted: 3/29/11.

Theoretical Ecology: A one-year postdoctoral fellowship is available at UCLA for a NSF-funded project on the effects of temperature variation on multi-trophic species interactions. The objective is to develop testable theory on how temperature effects at the level of individual traits influence population dynamics and species coexistence. The expected start date is January 2010. Applicants should have a Ph.D. in mathematical biology, theoretical ecology, applied mathematics or some related discipline, and have skills in both analytical and numerical approaches to population dynamics. Applicants should submit a CV, a statement of research interests and accomplishments, and arrange to have three letters of reference sent to Dr. Priyanga Amarasekare (amarasek@ucla.edu). Posted: 10/11/10.

Theoretical Ecology/Conservation Biology: Two 2-year postdoctoral research positions, Harvard University's Harvard Forest based in Petersham, MA. Position 1: Animal movement in heterogeneous environments: Understanding animal movement in relation to environmental features is central to predicting consequences of habitat loss and alteration on wildlife populations. Nonetheless, understanding how animals move in heterogeneous environments is one of the most challenging problems in ecology. Responsibilities: The successful candidate for this position will help develop a new model system for investigating how animals move through mixed use (natural- and human-dominated) landscapes. The focal system for this study will be selected in collaboration with the successful candidate but must be: (1) well-suited to analysis with mechanistic movement models (random walk and diffusion models, extended to include responses to landscape features); (2) relevant to conservation of the New England landscape; (3) complementary to past and ongoing research in the Crone lab, which has focused mostly on ecology of wildflowers, butterflies, and bees, but includes research on spatial population dynamics of diverse taxa (trees, amphibians, songbirds, small mammals). Required Experience and Skills: The successful candidate for this position will be a biologist or ecologist with basic quantitative skills (familiarity with principles of algebra, calculus and probability) and strong interest in developing expertise at the interface of empirical and mathematical ecology. I am open to applications from candidates trained in the mathematical sciences with strong interest in ecology and some experience in field biology. Position 2: “Colored” stochasticity and plant population dynamics: Environmental stochasticity plays a central role in population and evolutionary dynamics, but stochastic processes are difficult to quantify from typical short (3-10 year) demographic studies. Variation in vital rates is usually modeled as “white noise”, meaning that rates in one year are not correlated with rates in the recent past or recent future. However, there are good reasons to believe that variation may be “red”, meaning good years tend to follow good years (due to trends in environmental conditions or carry-over through physiological condition), and there is evidence that some species experience “blue” noise, meaning bad years tend to follow good years (for example, if reproduction depletes stored resources). Responsibilities: The successful candidate for this position will explore statistical approaches for estimating correlations and serial correlations among vital rates from demographic studies for perennial plants, explore consequences of empirical patterns for population dynamics, and assist with field research. Required Experience and Skills: (1) knowledge of statistical computing (e.g., graduate degree in statistics or applied mathematics), including familiarity with generalized linear mixed models and hierarchical Bayesian models; (2) interest in ecology, botany and conservation biology; (3) ability to participate in demographic studies in Montana and Finland (6-10 weeks travel/year). Coding for this position will be in R, but I am open to candidates with strong computational skills whose primary experience to date is in other languages/platforms. Both positions are open until filled. The successful candidates could begin as soon as September 2010, and preference will be given to candidates who can participate in field work during spring/summer 2011. To apply, send CV (pdf format) and names of 3 references to Elizabeth Crone (elizabeth.crone@cfc.umt.edu) Through December 2010: Associate Professor, Wildlife Biology Program, University of Montana, Missoula MT 59812 US. Effective January 2011: Senior Ecologist, Harvard Forest, Harvard University, Petersham MA 01366 USA. Posted: 7/8/10.

Environmental Microbiology: Postdoctoral Research Associate, The University Of Sydney. Research in the Faculty of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources explores new frontiers in food production and agricultural sustainability. Within this research profile, we aim to develop and embrace cutting edge technologies, including recent developments in fields such as catchment management, land rehabilitation, and molecular biology. Members of the faculty collaborate extensively with overseas partners, in part playing a role in mediating technology transfer. The faculty has established strengths in soil microbiology, soil science, plant pathology, plant breeding (including legumes), precision agriculture, spatial information systems, agroforestry, agricultural and resource economics, and physiological ecology of terrestrial ecosystems. This is a career opportunity to play a vital role in culture-based and culture-independent studies of sulfatase-producing strains in crop rhizospheres, funded by the Australian Research Council (ARC). This project offers a comprehensive range of cutting edge techniques, requiring a broad palette of skills. You will be highly motivated to advance the field of molecular microbial ecology, showing self-motivation and problem solving skills. The project will require you to analyse microbial species and functional diversity in soil and crop rhizosphere samples from field sites throughout eastern Australia, using molecular fingerprinting and sequencing techniques. You will coordinate and carry out sampling trips to these field sites, in collaboration with partners at the Grains Research & Development Corporation. You will design and carry out greenhouse experiments to complement these field trials, managing upkeep of plant lines for rhizosphere experiments, and making a significant input to the scientific direction of the project. You will analyse and prepare the data for publication in peer-reviewed journals, and will present the results at national and international scientific conferences. You will have: * a PhD degree in microbiology, plant sciences or related field * proven research experience in microbial ecology, and experience with soil and rhizosphere studies * proven experience with molecular genetic techniques, including the ability to develop and refine techniques and experimental approaches * demonstrated ability to write reports and scientific papers and present data at scientific meetings * proven experience with in silico DNA and protein sequence analysis, including phylogenetic analyses * valid NSW drivers licence or equivalent with the ability to travel regularly inter- and intrastate involving overnight stays to conduct field work, including in isolated areas. A wide-ranging interest in molecular microbial ecology combined with familiarity with protein purification methods and FACS sorting methods will be highly regarded. The position is full-time fixed term for two years subject to the completion of a satisfactory probation period. Remuneration package: $90K p.a. (which includes a base salary, leave loading and up to 17% employer's contribution to superannuation). Some assistance towards travelling cost and visa sponsorship may be available for the successful appointee if required. All applications must be submitted via the University of Sydney careers website. Search by Reference No. 804/0411 for more information and to apply. Closing Date: 6 July 2011 (11:30pm Sydney time). Posted: 6/13/11.

Microbial/Viral Ecology: The Environmental Science and Policy program at the College of William and Mary is pleased to announce a prestigious new postdoctoral teacher-scholar training program. This program offers a unique opportunity to work with multiple environmental faculty on a cutting edge research project while also receiving mentorship in multiple aspects of educational and professional development. We invite applications for a two-year postdoctoral fellowship in the area of microbial ecology, to collaborate with faculty members from biology, geology, and environmental sciences on a project tracing the origin, fate, and varying impacts of viruses across environmental gradients, particularly at the terrestrial-freshwater interface. The postdoctoral fellow will work on the research project with the faculty sponsors, learn how to mentor undergraduates in meaningful research experiences, and receive advice on how to develop and teach at least one undergraduate course during each of the two years of the fellowship. In every aspect of this program, the postdoctoral fellow will experience active mentorship from multiple environmental faculty. We are particularly interested in receiving applications from early-career scientists who would like to maintain a balance between high quality research and teaching excellence in their continuing careers. The postdoctoral fellow will receive an annual stipend of $45k plus benefits and a research/teaching/professional development budget of $10k per annum. This budget includes resources for travel and participation at conferences. The appointment is for two years, commencing in the Fall of 2011. More details about recent program post-docs. For informal inquiries about the program, please contact Randy Chambers, Assistant Director of the Environmental Science and Policy program, and/or contact the faculty mentors: Kurt Williamson or Jim Kaste. To apply for the “microbial ecology postdoc”, please submit online to the College of William and Mary’s Human Resources website: cover letter, curriculum vitae, a list of three referees, and statements of research plans and teaching philosophy. Review of applications will begin April 7 and will continue until an appointment is made. Posted: 2/18/11.

Microbial Ecology: A postdoctoral fellow position in Microbial Ecology is available at the Fort Keogh Livestock & Range Research Laboratory (USDA-ARS) in eastern Montana. The fellow will collaboratively contribute to a team project on recovery of mixed-grass prairie vegetation following fire and contribute to building an understanding of fire effects of fluxes in soil nutrients, microbial populations, and microbial functional genes. Major duties include developing and optimizing real-time quantitative (qPCR) PCR and phospholipid fatty acid (PLFA) profiling techniques. Fellow will also coordinate research with ARS scientists and technicians, perform management duties, analyses, and development manuscripts. The ideal candidate will have a PhD in microbial ecology or a related field of study that has equipped the applicant with the necessary knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the duties and responsibilities of the position. Extensive research experience in microbial ecology and capacity to develop and optimize techniques in molecular biology (e.g. qPCR) and/or PLFA profiling are important. Excellent written and oral communication skills are also essential in order to communicate effectively with colleagues, the public, other researchers, and prepare research publications. This is a full-time, temporary position not to exceed 2 years with a possible extension up to 2 years. Fellow will most likely be a GS-11: $57k per year plus benefits package (& no relocation compensation). Start date is preferably May 2011, but flexible. See the full job ad for more information and to apply. In a nutshell, read full advert to determine if you are eligible/interested and email a cover letter, CV, and reference contacts as a PDF to Kurt Reinhart (kurt.reinhart@ars.usda.gov), with the subject line as "FK Postdoc application (your name)" by February 28, 2011. Posted: 2/1/11.

Indoor Air Microbial Ecology and Indoor Air Quality: Three Postdoctoral Scholar appointments are available at the University of California, Berkeley. The successful candidates will join a team of researchers funded for 3 years by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation to develop the field of indoor microbial ecology by 1) investigating the processes of bacterial and fungal community assembly in the indoor environment; 2) developing an understanding of the relationship between building design, external climate, and interior microbial community; 3) improving measurements of microbial derived volatile organic compounds, microbial toxins, and allergens in indoor air. The postdoctoral scholars will work directly with our faculty team including Ed Arens (Dept. of Architecture), Gary Anderson (Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory), Tom Bruns (Plant & Microbial Biology-PMB; Environmental Science Policy & Management-ESPM), Allen Goldstein (ESPM; Civil & Environmental Engineering-CEE), Steve Lindow (PMB), Bill Nazaroff (CEE), and John Taylor (PMB). The expected outcomes of the project are to improve understanding of the sources, factors and processes involved with development of microbial communities and their implications for the indoor environment, while attracting new talent into and increasing the visibility of this understudied field. Appointments will be made for an initial period of 1 year with possibility of extension for additional years. A recent Ph.D. and experience in applying molecular methods to describe the diversity and structure of bacterial and/or fungal populations is required for those wishing to address objective 1 while a background in atmospheric science, chemistry, physics, engineering, or a related field is required for those wishing to address the other objectives. Applicants should send a cover letter describing their research experience and interests, a curriculum vita, and have three reference letters sent to: Prof. Tom Bruns, Dept. Plant and Microbial Biology, University of California, 111 Koshland Hall, Berkeley, CA 94720-3102. pogon@berkeley.edu (email preferred). Review of Applications will begin Dec 1, 2010. Please refer to the University's statement on confidentiality at http://apo.chance.berkeley.edu/evalltr.html. Posted: 11/15/10.

Microbial Ecology: Postdoctoral and Bioinformatics Analyst positions available in at the Bay Paul Center (for Molecular Evolution and Ecology), Marine Biological Laboratory. Potential research areas include: *Microbial community ecology *Metagenomics of the deep subsurface biosphere *Human Microbiome Project *Leaf surface microbial communities as a model for testing ecological theory *Horizontal gene transfer *Bioinformatics of next-generation amplicon and metagenomic sequencing *Archaeal taxonomy. The Bay Paul Center has extensive expertise and facilities suitable for both experimental and informatics-based studies of microbial ecology. These include advanced tools for the generation and analysis of next-generation sequencing data, including a 454 GS-FLX instrument, an Ion Torrent sequencer, an Illumina GAIIX sequencer, automated sample prep, bioinformatics expertise, and substantial computing infrastructure. The MBL also has cutting-edge imaging technology, including confocal microscopes and a Zeiss PALM CombiSystem for laser microdissection. Possible research areas include: * Deep Life: As part of the Deep Carbon Observatory, we will explore microbial population structures through the lens of deep sequencing of ribosomal RNA genes and metagenomic studies of select samples from deep below the subseafloor and continental drill sites. *Human Microbiome: Next Generation Sequencing of Microbial Populations in models for human disease. This project will explore the dynamics of complex microbial populations in the context of Ulcerative Colitis. *Phyllosphere as a model system for testing ecological theory: We are developing leaf surface microbial communities into a model system for assaying (i) how microbial community assembly operates at “microbial” (micrometer to centimeter) scales and (ii) whether taxonomic, genetic, and functional measures of microbial diversity show common successional patterns over space and time. * Horizontal gene transfer: High-throughput sequencing is being developed as a method to directly measure the rate at which mobile elements migrate within and between bacterial genomes on ecological relevant timescales. * Next Generation Databases: Developing pipelines for processing, storing and analyzing NGS data from a variety of platforms. Qualifications: A Ph.D. in the biological sciences and/or a strong background in bioinformatics including familiarity with database operations; applicants with diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. Experience in one or more of the following areas is preferred: microbial ecology, ecological theory, bioinformatics, and/or analysis of next-generation sequencing data. The candidate should be interested in interdisciplinary research and have excellent communication skills (oral and written). Please submit three items: (i) a cover letter describing your research goals and your specific area of interest, (ii) a CV, and (iii) contact information for three references, including your Ph.D. supervisor if applicable. Applicants should send requested information to: Mitchell L. Sogin (sogin@mbl.edu) and/or Sheri Simmons (ssimmons@mbl.edu). Posted: 11/11/10.

Microbial Phylogenetic Ecology and Computational Genomics: Postdoctoral Research Associate, Center for Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Oregon. Jessica Green and Brendan Bohannan are currently seeking a postdoctoral researcher to collaborate on projects combining approaches from phylogenetic ecology and computational genomics to explore fundamental questions in microbial ecology and evolution. Applicants should have a PhD with extensive training in ecology and/or evolution, experience applying genome-based bioinformatics (e.g. comparative genomics, analysis of protein families, multiple sequence alignment, phylogenetic analyses) to understand the ecology and/or evolution of complex biological communities, and strong writing skills. The successful candidate will play a key role in the Biology and Built Environment (BioBE) Center. The BioBE Center is training a new generation of innovators and practitioners at the architecture-biology interface to understand the built environment microbiome - the diversity of indoor microbial life, their genetic elements and their interactions. The vision of this national research center, funded by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, is to integrate recent advances in microbial genomics and biological theory to develop hypothesis-driven, evidence-based approaches to sustainable building design. The position is available for 1 year with the possibility for renewal depending on performance. The start date is flexible. Please email questions regarding the position to Jessica Green (jlgreen@uoregon.edu). A complete application will consist of the following materials: (1) a brief cover letter explaining your background and career interests (2) CV (including publications), (3) names and contact information for three references. Submit materials to ceebjobs@uoregon.edu, Subject: Posting 11121 To be assured full consideration, applications must be received by May 31, 2011 but position will remain open until filled. Posted: 5/4/11.

Microbial Ecology/Genomics/Stoichiometry: A postdoctoral research/ opportunity is available to join a NSF-funded Microbial Systems in the Biosphere project called “Biological stoichiometry of microbes under severe P-limitation” (lead PI: Jim Elser; co-PI: Deirdre Meldrum). The project involves a combination of laboratory and field studies investigating the associations amongst growth rate, ribosomal RNA genome structure, and C:N:P stoichiometry in bacteria and their connection to ecological and evolutionary dynamics. Laboratory studies will involve chemostat competition experiments, while fieldwork will involve in situ P fertilization experiments at the desert oasis of Cuatro Cienegas (Coahuila, Mexico). The project will present the opportunity to work with advanced methods and technologies such as single-cell genotyping, microfluidics, and single-cell element mapping via ASU’s newly acquired Nano-SIMS instrument and its Biodesign Center for Biosignatures Discovery Automation. Necessary skills include bacterial isolation and culturing, DNA isolation and quantification, Southern blots, qPCR, cloning and sequencing. Desirable skills and experience include chemostat culturing, FISH, and bioinformatics. Start date is flexible but a target date is March 2011. The appointment will be for one year with opportunity for additional renewals. The applicant will be expected to publish peer-reviewed articles, collaborate effectively with diverse research partners, and be comfortable in both laboratory and field settings. Application review will begin on 7 December 2010. Applicants should send a cover letter describing their research experience and interests, a curriculum vita, and have three reference letters sent to (email or surface mail): Prof. Jim Elser, School of Life Sciences, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ, 85287-4501. For more information please contact Prof. Elser via email at j.elser@asu.edu. Posted: 11/3/10.

Theoretical Ecology and Evolution: Jessica Green and Brendan Bohannan at the University of Oregon are currently seeking a postdoctoral researcher to collaborate on projects combining theoretical and empirical approaches to explore fundamental questions in microbial ecology and evolution. Applicants should have a PhD with extensive quantitative training (e.g. in theoretical ecology/evolution, physics, or applied math), expertise in coding mathematical and statistical models, and strong writing skills. The successful candidate will play a key role in the Biology and Built Environment (BioBE) Center. The BioBE Center is training a new generation of innovators and practitioners at the architecture-biology interface to understand the built environment microbiome - the diversity of indoor microbial life, their genetic elements and their interactions. The vision of this national research center, funded by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, is to integrate recent advances in microbial genomics and biological theory to develop hypothesis-driven, evidence-based approaches to sustainable building design. The position is available for 1 year with the possibility for renewal depending on performance. The start date is flexible. Applications will be considered starting on May 20, 2011. Please email questions regarding the position to Jessica Green (jlgreen@uoregon.edu). To apply A complete application will consist of the following materials: (1) a brief cover letter explaining your background and career interests (2) CV (including publications), (3) names and contact information for three references. Submit materials to ceebjobs@uoregon.edu. Subject: Posting 11109. To be assured full consideration, applications must be received by May 20, 2011, but position will remain open until filled. Full job ad. Posted: 4/18/11.

Theoretical Ecology and Microbial Ecology: Postdoctoral Research Associate, Center for Ecology and Evolutionary Biology. Posting: 10361AB, Although humans in the developed world spend 90% of their time in enclosed buildings, we know very little about the biology of the built environment. Buildings are complex ecosystems that house trillions of diverse microorganisms interacting with each other, with humans, and with their environment. Despite the obvious significance of the indoor environment to sustainable well-being,little is known about the causes and consequences of the diversity of indoor microbial life, their genetic elements and their interactions what we have termed the Buiilt Environment Microbiome. The Biology and the Built Environment (BioBE) Center at the University of Oregon is training a new generation of innovators and practitioners at the architecture-biology interface to understand the built environment microbiome. The vision of this national research center, funded by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, is to integrate recent advances in microbial genomics and ecological theory to develop hypothesis-driven, evidence-based approaches to sustainable building design. The BioBE Center is currently seeking two postdoctoral researchers with demonstrated interests in quantitative biological research, and experience working as a member of an interdisciplinary research team. The first position is in theoretical ecology, and will require modeling the assembly and function of complex microbial communities. The second position is in microbial ecology, and will require the use of molecular approaches to characterize the built environment microbiome. Each position will be affiliated with the laboratories of Dr. Jessica Green and Dr. Brendan Bohnannan. We will offer a generous salary and benefits commensurate with experience. Applicants should have a PhD in a biological, computational, mathematical, or statistical field. Appointments will last 2 years beginning in Fall 2010. A complete application will consist of the following materials: (1) a brief cover letter explaining your background and career interests (2) CV (including publications), (3) names and contact information for three references. Sumbit materials to ceebjobs@uoregon.edu with subject Posting 10361AB. To be assured full consideration, applications must be received by 11/30/10, but position will remain open until filled. Posted: 10/15/10.

Disease Ecology and EcoPhysiology: An NSF funded postdoctoral position is available in the lab of Dr. Dana Hawley in the Department of Biological Sciences at Virginia Tech. Research will focus on interactions between house finch social behavior and individual physiology (immunology and endocrinology) and how these interactions underlie disease dynamics in the lab and field. The postdoc will be responsible for overseeing the proposed research objectives and will be encouraged to generate and complete additional independent studies that augment the goals of the grant. The postdoc will also be responsible for mentoring current students in the lab and enhancing their research projects through collaboration. Funding is available for up to three years, renewable annually based on performance. Minimum qualifications include a Ph.D. in biology, ecology or a related field, with experience in immunological and/or endocrinological techniques, demonstrated experience working with birds or other vertebrates, strong oral and written communication skills, the ability to work independently and as part of a research group, and a demonstrated ability to produce strong peer reviewed publications based on individual research. Knowledge of disease ecology, experience with quantitative PCR, and experience successfully mentoring undergraduate students in research is desirable but not required. Interested candidates should submit a curriculum vitae and statement of interest upon applying online at www.jobs.vt.edu (posting # 0110034). Three letters of recommendation should be sent via email directly to Dr. Dana Hawley at hawleyd@vt.edu. If have any questions regarding this position, please contact the search chair, Dr. Dana Hawley at hawleyd@vt.edu or 540/231-8946. Review of applications will begin March 15, 2011 and the proposed start date will be on or around July 5th, 2011. Posted: 1/28/11.

Wildlife Disease Ecology and Management: Integrating Resource Selection, Movement, and Group Size Models to Predict and Communicate Chronic Wasting Disease Risk for Elk with Co-occurring White-tailed Deer. A well-funded post-doctoral position is available on the Northern Prairie Elk Project in the Wildlife Ecology and Community Resilience Lab of Dr. Ryan Brook at the University of Saskatchewan. Our research group has initiated a large-scale interdisciplinary study investigating the ecology and management of northern prairie elk populations across Saskatchewan and Manitoba, with a focus on disease risk at the interface of elk and white-tailed deer. This position will provide opportunities to collaborate on projects spanning multiple spatial and temporal scales from local foraging decisions to interprovincial corridors of elk movement. Much of this position will focus on an existing long-term database of >400 radio-collared elk and deer from our model system in southwestern Manitoba in addition to extensive data on crop damage claims and disease testing. Fieldwork could include participation in collecting additional telemetry data, validating GIS layers, and helping support related graduate student projects. Incorporating local and traditional knowledge is also an important part of what we do and is approached in different ways, often integrated with conventional biological investigation. Given our existing and on-going data collection built on broad collaborations, there is strong potential for publishing peer-reviewed publications and to contribute important information on the ecology and management of cervids on the Canadian Prairies. The philosophy of our research group is to recruit bright, mature people and give them considerable latitude to develop the project in ways that best fit their skills and career aspirations. The successful applicant will become an active partner in our larger research program studying wildlife at the agricultural interface, fostering new ideas and initiatives for both the Northern Prairie Elk Project and other initiatives on feral wild boar, bison, caribou, and wolves. The postdoctoral position will also be expected to contribute to media relations and our school-based education module to teach rural and aboriginal youth concerning wildlife and Chronic Wasting Disease. Our interdisciplinary research program incorporates fully funded specialized training modules with partners from Canadian and US institutions – academic and provincial, national and international wildlife agencies, presenting strong opportunities to network with potential employers and develop a broad skill set. This project also provides support for conference attendance, fieldwork, and other research costs, but the postdoctoral fellow will also be expected to participate in grant writing. The successful applicant will ideally begin July 1, 2011 (negotiable). Applicants must have completed their PhD at the time the position begins from a recognized university in biology, ecology, geography, environmental science, veterinary medicine, geography, or a related field, with practical experience in GIS, wildlife health, and community engagement. Must possess excellent interpersonal communication and writing skills. Funding is available for two years, with the second year renewal subject to budget allocation and upon review of progress. Salary will be $40-50k/year, depending on qualifications. Interested candidates should email Ryan Brook (ryan.brook@usask.ca) based in the Indigenous Land Management Institute, the Department of Animal and Poultry Science, and the School of Environment and Sustainability, along with a letter of interest, CV, and two recent papers in which the applicant is senior author. Posted: 4/12/11.

Disease Ecology: Post-Doc/Researcher: This is a full-time position at the USGS Northern Rocky Mountain Science Center that will be advertised at the GS9/11 payscale for 2-4years with the possibility of extension depending on performance and funding. The purpose of this position is to conduct and publish results from scholarly research in the general area of disease ecology including topics such as the effects of land-use change, climate change, and biodiversity on wildlife and human health issues relevant to Federal and State agencies. The researcher will have some flexibility in developing new projects, but also may assist with ongoing projects on brucellosis, mange, and chronic wasting disease. Applicants with experience in spatial statistics, analysis of genetic data, and risk assessments are encouraged to apply. This position will be formally advertised on USAjobs, but in the meantime you may send inquiries to Paul Cross at (pcross@usgs.gov). Posted: 8/19/10.

Microbial Genetics and Ecology of Infectious Disease in Corals: A postdoctoral position is available at the University of Georgia, working with Dr. Erin Lipp (Environmental Health Sciences) and Dr. John Wares (Genetics), along with other collaborators at the University of Georgia. The project involves exploration of genetic diversity in the Acropora palmata holobiome (coral, symbionts, and microbial community) to better understand patterns of infection and mortality in the endangered staghorn coral. Salary starts at $42k. Applicants must have a strong background in microbiology and/or genetics, in particular skills in DNA sequencing, data curation, and analysis. Experience with next-generation sequence data is preferred, and we will be looking for researchers who can work well with the entire collaborative team. Applications should be sent by July 17, 2010, by email (jpwares@uga.edu) as a single PDF file that includes cover letter, CV, and 1-2 representative publications. We also ask that you have three letters of recommendation sent by email to the same address. Additionally, Wares and collaborator Andrew Park will be at the Evolution meeting in Portland, Oregon and welcome the opportunity to interview applicants in person from June 25-29. Start date may be as early as September 1, 2010. For further information on the position, please contact John Wares (jpwares@uga.edu) or Erin Lipp (elipp@uga.edu). Posted: 5/6/10.

Population Genetics of Deep Sea Corals: I have an open position in my lab (in the Florida State University Department of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Science) for a combination postdoc/lab-tech in deep-sea coral genomics to begin as early as Nov 15 thru May 2012. Must already have PhD complete. Required experience in next-gen or 454 sequencing and data processing. Preferred experience: population genetics or phylogenetic analyses and software, Experience with marine invertebrates. Available start date will be a factor in applicant selection and applications will be considered as received. Please respond with a CV, available start date, contacts for 3 references, and a brief outline of your background in your email. Amy Baco-Taylor, PhD, EOAS/Oceanography, 117 N. Woodward Avenue, P.O. Box 3064320, Tallahassee, FL 32306-4320. Phone: (850) 645-1547, Fax: (850) 644-2581, abacotaylor@fsu.edu. Posted: 11/12/10.

Environmental Genomics: A post-doctoral research associate position is available in the Baucom lab in the Dept of Biological Sciences at the University of Cincinnati to work on projects that can be best described as falling into the broad field of 'Environmental Genomics.' One project will involve the examination of the bacterial community found in association with plants using next-generation sequencing. Other projects may include, but are not limited to, investigating the genetic basis and evolution of plant defense traits in both herbicide resistant and weedy plant species. Metagenomic and transcriptome sequencing and analysis of such sequence data will be integral components of the projects. A PhD in Genetics, Genomics, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology or a closely related field of Biology is required, as is a strong background in molecular biology/bioinformatics and command-line capabilities. Relevant past training may include metagenomics, the development of genomic libraries, and programming in perl or python. The candidate will also be required to design, implement and analyze data from large field experiments at the UC field station, which is approximately 30 miles north of the main campus. This position is contingent upon approval from UC human resources, and is available for a year with the possibility, upon significant progress, of another year of funding. To apply, please send a CV, 3 relevant publications and the names and contact information for at least 3 references to Regina Baucom via email either zipped or as a single pdf: regina.baucom@uc.edu. Letters will be requested at a later date. Please feel free to email regina.baucom@uc.edu with questions. Start date is somewhat flexible. Posted: 6/14/11.

Microbial Ecogenomics: We are looking for a postdoctoral researcher to work on the ecogenomics of soil microbes in a long-term, large-scale landscape fragmentation experiment at Wog Wog in southeastern Australia. The postdoc will be based at CSIRO in Canberra, Australia with time spent also at the University of Colorado, Boulder, and will be part of a team of scientists from both CSIRO and the University of Colorado. The postdoc is for three years (salary AUS$73-80K). More details or contact Kendi Davies (kendi.davies@colorado.edu). Closes: 10/31/10. Posted: 9/29/10.

Microscale Microbial Biogeography: A postdoctoral position using advanced imaging and next-generation sequencing of leaf surface microbial communities to study microbial biogeography at small scales is available in Sheri Simmons’s lab at the Bay Paul Center, Marine Biological Laboratory, Woods Hole MA. In recent years several studies have examined whether microbial systems demonstrate the same ecological patterns documented in macro-organisms, with a particular emphasis on factors producing biogeographical patterns of microbial diversity and whether deterministic or neutral factors dominate community assembly. However, two central issues have not been addressed: (1) sampling typically occurs on length scales many orders of magnitude larger than a typical microbial cell and (2) usually only taxonomic (16s) diversity is assayed. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to develop leaf surface microbial communities into a model system for assaying (i) how microbial community assembly operates at “microbial” (micrometer to centimeter) scales and (ii) whether taxonomic, genetic, and functional measures of microbial diversity (as assayed with high-throughput next-gen sequencing) show common patterns over space and time. The suite of tools available for this project include : a MBL-owned greenhouse for controlled growth of model plants, expertise in next-gen (454/Illumina) sequencing and microbial community imaging, a Zeiss PALM CombiSystem for laser microdissection of individual leaves, and substantial bioinformatics capacity in the Bay Paul Center. Funding support is available for 2 years with the potential for extension. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled. Basic Qualifications: A Ph.D. in the biological sciences; applicants with diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. Experience in one or more of the following areas is preferred: molecular microbial ecology techniques, ecological theory, plant biology, FISH/imaging, bioinformatics, and/or analysis of next-generation sequencing data. The candidate should be interested in interdisciplinary research and have excellent communication skills (oral and written). Please submit three items: (i) a cover letter describing your research goals and your specific motivation to join the lab, (ii) a CV, and (iii) contact information for three references, including your Ph.D. supervisor. Please apply online at http://mbl.simplehire.com. I cannot accept emailed applications. Posted: 7/8/10.

Evolutionary Ecology of Polyphenic Salamanders: Postdoctoral Research Associate, Watershed Studies Institute and Department of Biological Sciences, Murray State University. The postdoctoral associate will conduct research on the evolutionary ecology of polyphenic salamanders, help mentor graduate and undergraduate research students, and teach one introductory biology course per semester. Ph.D. required; previous experience with amphibian ecology, field experiments, and/or matrix modeling is preferred. This is a two-year position starting August 1; salary is $32,000/year with benefits. Murray is a vibrant, highly-rated public university with a strong commitment toward excellence in teaching and research, and significant infrastructure and personnel dedicated to ecological studies. To apply, email a letter of interest detailing research goals and experience, a curriculum vitae, several representative reprints, and two letters of recommendation by May 30 to Dr. Howard Whiteman (howard.whiteman@murraystate.edu). Posted: 5/13/11.

Salamander Ecology/Genetics: The Department of Forestry and Natural Resources at Purdue University is accepting applications for the position of Postdoctoral Associate. The successful candidate will help coordinate a large, multi-year project to repatriate eastern hellbenders within Indiana. This project will present opportunities to publish in both field and molecular ecology. The successful candidate will utilize molecular assays to identify the genetic signature of source populations and evaluate reproductive patterns. Responsibilities also include developing a head starting program, field collections of adult hellbenders, and supervising field and laboratory staff. Qualifications: Minimum qualifications include a Ph.D. in ecology, genetics, or related field. Candidates should have experience working in a molecular lab (e.g., microsatellites, mitochondrial DNA, qPCR) and possess strong quantitative skills. A start date in January or February is preferred. To apply, electronically submit a short letter of interest, a curriculum vitae, relevant reprints, and contact information for three references to Dr. Rod Williams. Review of applicants will begin immediately. Contact: Dr. Rod Williams E-mail: rodw@purdue.edu Phone: 765-494-3568. Posted: 11/15/10.

Plant Molecular Ecology: The Biology Department at Stetson University (DeLand, FL) seeks a POSTDOCTORAL ASSOCIATE to collaborate on an ongoing molecular ecology research project involving paternity analysis in passionflower. Experience with the collection and analysis of multi-locus data sets is required. In keeping with the teacher-scholar model central to the mission of our liberal arts institution, this position also involves teaching one course each semester (an introductory biology lecture course in fall and an upper division course of the candidate’s choice in the spring semester). Review of applications begins on March 1st and will continue until the position is filled. See the full job ad for more information or contact Dr. Cindy Bennington (cbenning@stetson.edu). Posted: 2/17/11.

Molecular Population Genetics/Ecology of Marine Fishes: Postdoctoral Research Scientist, Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences, Texas A&M University, College Station. Position responsibilities involve development and assay of nuclear-encoded microsatellites and 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, MIGRATE, LDNE, etc.) also is required. Salary $32-38k/year plus benefits. Position is for 12-24 months. 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: goldfish@tamu.edu. International applicants will be considered if they hold the correct visa(s). Posted: 8/12/10, revised: 5/19/11.

Climate Change Effects on Freshwater Food Webs & Fish: University of Alaska Fairbanks. We are seeking to fill two positions, at either the post-doc and/or PhD (Research Assistantship) levels, on a study that aims to understand climate change effects on the food base (freshwater invertebrates and fishes) of eiders and loons on the Arctic Coastal Plain of Alaska. Primary goals are to document freshwater invertebrate communities across a range of eider and shore-bird habitats, conduct manipulative field experiments that elucidate how environmental changes from climate warming influence nutrient flux and invertebrate communities, and determine the role of hydrologic connectivity and limnological controls on occupancy, growth, and dynamics of fish in lakes used by breeding loons. This is a highly collaborative, team-oriented, research effort among University and USGS scientists, graduate students, and technicians. Strong academic training in appropriate field (e.g., entomology, invertebrate ecology, freshwater ecology, avian ecology, fish ecology), excellent communication (written and oral) and interpersonal skills, supervisory skills, solid field experience and competence, and ability to work in team and individual settings are essential. Candidate will be required to complete training in boat operation, aviation, gun/bear safety, wilderness survival, first aid, and CPR. Driver's license is required. Work will be based from the University of Alaska Fairbanks, and fieldwork will involve camping and working in remote field sites during most of the field season (May -- Sept). Weather during the research season ranges widely (0 C -- 25 C) and can be wet, as well as bear and bug-ridden. PhD students will have the option of obtaining their degrees in either Fisheries or Biology, and will be expected to assist with course instruction (TA) one out of every three semesters during their program. Funding is for 3.5 years. To begin the application process, submit via email a cover letter that includes a brief review of your research experience and interests, and professional goals (1 page max), resume, transcripts, GRE scores, and names of at least three references to: Dr. Mark Wipfli, Alaska Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, Institute of Arctic Biology, 209 Irving I Bldg, University of Alaska Fairbanks, Fairbanks, AK 99775, USA; mwipfli@alaska.edu. To learn more about graduate studies at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, visit www.uaf.edu/gradsch. Position to be filled no later than spring 2011. Contact Dr. Mark Wipfli (mwipfli@alaska.edu) for more information on the invertebrate component, and Dr. Chris Zimmerman (czimmerman@usgs.gov) on the fish component. Posted: 9/20/10.

Wildlife Population Modeling: A post-doctoral opening is available in the Department of Environmental Science, Policy and Management at the University of California, Berkeley, in statistical methods for analyzing wildlife monitoring data, beginning January, 2011, or later. The successful candidate will develop hierarchical models for synthesizing multiple types of population data, such as mark-recapture, camera-trap and occupancy data and will use simulations to evaluate and compare analysis methods. Requirements for the position include (1) a Ph.D. in ecology or statistics or related field, (2) demonstrated experience with relevant methods such as mark-recapture models, occupancy models, hierarchical models, and/or Markov chain Monte Carlo, and (3) demonstrated computer programming experience. Ecologists with strong mathematical skills and statisticians interested in gaining experience with ecological applications are especially encouraged to apply. The research will be relevant to the Sierra Nevada Adaptive Management Project. The position is funded at a competitive salary ($39-43k or commensurate with experience) for one year, with the possibility that we will seek additional funding. Applications (cover letter, CV, and contact information for 3 references) should be sent by e-mail to Dr. Perry de Valpine, pdevalpine@berkeley.edu, Dept. Environmental Science, Policy and Management, 137 Mulford Hall, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720-3114. Review of applications has begun and will continue until the position is filled. Applicants should ask referees to review the UC Berkeley Statement of Confidentially. Posted: 9/16/10.

Aquatic Ecological Modeling: Stuart A. Ludsin (Ohio State University) has support for 2 post-doctoral scientists (2 years of support for each) to conduct ecological modeling research relevant to the Great Lakes and coastal marine ecosystems: 1. Biophysical modeling. Responsibilities include: 1) refining and integrating a walleye individual-based model with extant Lake Erie hydrodynamics and lower food web models to ask questions about walleye recruitment, population connectivity, and contributions of discrete stocks to the fishery; and 2) helping organize (and publish results from) a workshop involving freshwater and marine scientists that will identify the state-of-the-art in biophysical coupling approaches to understanding fish recruitment. The Post-doc would be co-supervised by Yingming Zhou (Ontario MNR) and work closely with Ralph Smith (U of Waterloo), Kevin Pangle/Elizabeth Marschall (OSU), and Ed Roseman (USGS). 2. Coastal Hypoxia modeling. Responsibilities include: 1) developing and applying various models (spatially explicit bioenergetics, statistical, and/or mathematical), using extant chemicophysical and biological field data and output from other 1- and 3-dimensional physical/lower food web models, to understand hypoxia's impact on Lake Erie's food web/fisheries; and 2) working with other statisticians, mathematicians, and ecologists to seek generalities in how hypoxia affects coastal food webs/fisheries by synthesizing spatiotemporal biological and chemicophysical data from Chesapeake Bay, the northern Gulf or Mexico, and Lake Erie. The Post-doc would work closely with Tomas Höök (Purdue U), Kevin Pangle (OSU), and OSU's Mathematical Biosciences Institute. Both Post-docs would be expected to 1) write manuscripts and present scientific papers and 2) help mentor students that are conducting related field, laboratory, and modeling research. Opportunities, if interested, would exist to participate in field work and lab work, gain university teaching experience, attend training workshops, and write research grants consistent with the incumbent's interests. Monies to attend scientific meetings would be provided annually. Incumbents would join a dynamic, interactive group of faculty, post-docs, visiting scholars, and students at OSU's Aquatic Ecology Laboratory, which is housed within the Department of Evolution, Ecology, and Organismal Biology. Qualifications: A successful applicant will be creative, motivated, and capable of working well both independently and cooperatively. Minimum qualifications include a PhD in ecology, aquatic sciences, biostatistics, applied mathematics, or a related field. Strong quantitative and communication skills are required. Experience in developing and coding statistical, mathematical, and/or simulation models is highly desired, as is an understanding of or appreciation for aquatic ecology or fisheries ecology. How to apply: Please electronically submit a cover letter, CV, and names/contact information of three references to Stuart Ludsin at ludsin.1@osu.edu (please put "Post-Doc" somewhere in the subject line) or mail your materials to him at the Aquatic Ecology Laboratory, 1314 Kinnear Road, 232 Research Center, Columbus, OH 43212 (Fax: 614-292-0181). Application review will begin on February 1 and will continue until a suitable candidate is found. An ideal start date would be spring or summer 2011. Feel free to direct questions to Stuart Ludsin at ludsin.1@osu.edu. Posted: 1/12/11.

Modelling Climate Change Effects on Trout: Mendenhall Postdoc Fellowship opportunity with U.S. Geological Survey Silvio O. Conte Anadromous Fish Research Center (Turners Falls, MA): Hierarchical modeling of climate change effects on brook trout population persistence. Forecasting effects of global climate change on biological processes is complicated by multiple connected systems, uncertainty within each of the systems and propagation of uncertainty among systems. The fellow will take a lead role in the development of an hierarchical modeling approach to account for sources of uncertainty among multiple scales in forecasts of the effects of global climate change within and among systems. We will apply the approach specifically to an examination of the effects climate change on local population persistence of brook trout (Salvelinus fontinalis). Substantial data exist to feed parameter estimation. Brook trout is a species of major management concern throughout the east coast of the US that is threatened by urban development, riparian corridor management, water withdrawals and habitat fragmentation. All of these factors will interact in complex ways with changes in stream temperature and discharge resulting from future climate forcing effects on precipitation and air temperature. More details on the research opportunity. This is a very competitive fellowship program and applicants are strongly encouraged to work with the Research Advisors to develop the proposal that is required for application. Applications are due 30 December 2010. Appointments typically will begin between October 2011 and May 2012. The Federal Government gives strong priority to U.S. citizens and nationals. This position will be based in Turners Falls, MA. Mendenhall Fellows are appointed to the USGS for two years and receive full salary (approx. $74k) and benefits at the GS-12 level. Research funds are also included in the proposal. See the USGS Mendenhall Postdoc website for application process and position details. USGS research advisors: Dr Ben Letcher (ben_letcher@usgs.gov) and Dr J. Andy Royle (aroyle@usgs.gov). Posted: 9/27/10.

Ecological Modelling of Wild Salmon: Postdoctoral Fellowship. The conservation and sustainability of Pacific salmon relies heavily on the use of models to predict abundance prior to and during the fishing season in order to inform decisions about when, where, or if to open fisheries. The role of changing climates, environments, and ecosystem interactions on different life stages has led to increased levels of uncertainty in model predictions. We seek a postdoctoral research fellow to join a high profile multi-disciplinary team that is investigating mechanisms that influence the dynamic responses of wild salmon to environmental variability and climate change; this team includes researchers from several universities (including the University of British Columbia, Simon Fraser University) and government agencies (including Fisheries and Oceans Canada, NOAA) with specializations in fish ecology, conservation and management, bioinformatics, genomics, physiology, disease, and social sciences. The postdoctoral fellow will collaborate with our team to develop and evaluate novel modelling approaches that incorporate new knowledge about the effects of climate and environmental variability on the fate of juvenile and adult salmon. The ideal candidate will hold a PhD in population ecology, mathematical ecology, fisheries science or a related field, have a strong publication record, and have experience with modelling the dynamics of populations. Experience with generalized linear modelling, simulation modelling, or parameter estimation, would be valuable assets, as would proficiency in R. The postdoctoral fellow will be expected to develop collaborative research within our team and disseminate results through refereed journal publications and conference presentations. The initial appointment is for one year at an annual salary of $47k, and is renewable for up to two more years pending availability of funding. Preference will be given to candidates available to start during the fall, 2010. Candidates from any country may apply, but must have received their PhD within the past 5 years to be eligible. This position will be based either in Nanaimo or Vancouver, British Columbia. To apply, please email a cover letter, research statement, and CV to Janelle Curtis at janelle.curtis@dfo-mpo.gc.ca. Review of applications will begin 1 September 2010, but will be accepted until the position is filled. The selected applicant must apply for a Visiting Fellowship in a Canadian Government Laboratory. Posted: 8/25/10.

Fish Population Modeling: The Department of Fisheries and Wildlife and the Quantitative Fisheries Center at Michigan State University seeks a research associate whose primary role will be to develop Asian carp population models related to a proposed fishery-induced population reduction experiment in the Illinois River. The associate will be expected to develop a population model capable of evaluating population responses to removals and thus the potential for commercial fishing methods to drive Asian carps to local functional extinction. The associate will also work with others at the QFC on several quantitative fisheries projects involving stock assessment, harvest policy analysis, simulation modeling, and/or the development of training courses in quantitative fisheries methods. Competitive candidates will have a PhD in fisheries science or a related discipline with a strong record of research productivity in quantitative methods. Salary is $45k per year plus benefits. Initial appointment will be for up to two years with an annual renewal and the possibility of extensions. Interested candidates should send a CV and letter of interest to Dr. Brian Roth, Department of Fisheries and Wildlife, 13 Natural Resources Building, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48824; rothbri@msu.edu. Posted: 7/2/10.

Behavioural Ecology and Fishery Management: Post Doctoral Fellow in 3-yr Term; Salary: $40k/yr. Closing date: August 15, 2011; Starting date: Somewhat flexible, but ideally on or before January 1, 2012. We seek a PDF to lead a behavioural ecology project on walleye in Lake Huron and Lake Erie. Project results will be used for management of recreational and commercial fisheries. The successful applicant will coordinate with state/provincial, federal, and tribal agencies to conduct field work on walleye using acoustic telemetry. The PDF will be mentored by Dr. Steven Cooke (Carleton University, Ottawa, Ontario) and Dr. John Dettmers (Great Lakes Fishery Commission, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA) and will be stationed at the United States Geological Survey Hammond Bay Biological Station in Rogers City, Michigan, USA. Applicants should have experience in fields such as spatial ecology (including GIS tools), animal behaviour and natural resource management. Strong quantitative skills, extensive aquatic field experience, and an interest in fishery management are essential. Email application letter and CV to: Dr. Steven Cooke, Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada; E-mail: steven_cooke@carleton.ca. Posted: 6/24/11.

Invasion Ecology, Freshwater Fish: A post doc position (1+1 year) in the project “Biotic resistence in fish communities” is available at Umeå University. There is large variation between natural communities in their susceptibility to invasions, and we have a poor understanding of the underlying mechanisms. In this project we use information about >1200 introductions of fish species to Swedish lakes to examine what properties of ecological communities that make them resistant to invasive species. The project has a focus on development of general theory for invasion ecology and niche theory, but it will also generate knowledge that can be used in management. The project is run in collaboration with Prof. David Wardle and Jun Yu at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences. Your application should include a short description of your research interests, CV, publication list, and contact information for 3 reference persons. Mark the application with reference number 223-168-11, and send it to medel@diarie.umu.se before March 15, 2011. For more information, contact Professor Göran Englund, at goran.englund@emg.umu.se. Posted: 2/22/11.

Fish Ecology: A postdoctoral position is available at the University of Southern Mississippi to work on the impact of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill on diadromous fishes that must move between marine and freshwater environments to complete their life cycles. Spring and summer sampling will be combined with an existing six year data set from multiple locations in the Pascagoula River drainage to assess impacts. The position is available beginning in spring or summer of 2011 and is offered for one year with the possibility of renewal with additional funding. Applicants must have completed their Ph.D. before starting. For additional information, contact Jake Schaefer at jake.schaefer@usm.edu. Applicants can email a short statement of research interests, CV, and contact information for three references to Jake Schaefer at jake.schaefer@usm.edu. Review of applications will begin 1 December 2010 and continue until the position is filled. Posted: 10/12/10.

Unit Leader - Fishery Biologist: This is a Federal position with the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) in the Alaska Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit within the Institute of Arctic Biology, University of Alaska Fairbanks. The Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit Program was established to facilitate cooperation between the Department of the Interior, universities, State natural resource agencies, and the Wildlife Management Institute, and to conduct research and graduate education related to ecosystems, and fish, wildlife, and their habitats. Unit scientists have graduate faculty appointments at their host institution, serving without salary compensation from the University. Responsibilities: Plans, conducts, and directs research related to freshwater fish biology or ecology, population dynamics and management; develops a substantial working relationship with state and federal natural resource agencies; supervises Federal research scientists and assists with career development; prepares scientific reports for publication in journals and for presentation to scientific and conservation organizations; acts as a major advisor to graduate students; and teaches one graduate level course per year in the area of his/her expertise. A Ph.D. in fishery biology or directly related field of study is required for this position. Job applications must be submitted electronically through USAJOBS. For more information, please refer to vacancy announcement numbers: WR-2010-0519 and WR-2010-0520. Please note the section on "Who May Be Considered" in the announcements. Both announcements will run concurrently for one Unit Leader position to be filled at either the GS-13 or GS-14 level. Applications will be accepted until October 15, 2010. Posted: 9/17/10.

Micrometeorologist/Biometeorologist: Department of Forest Ecosystems and Society, Oregon State University, Corvallis. We invite applicants for a Post Doctorate Research Associate to ensure a high degree of QA/QC and consistency of AmeriFlux measurements among and within network sites, and to lead and participate in network-wide syntheses of data. The incumbent will have primary responsibility to conduct comparisons of eddy covariance measurements made with a portable system and instruments at the AmeriFlux sites, analyze the data and act as a liaison between the OSU QA/QC research lab and the site Principal Investigators. The candidate must hold a PhD degree in biometeorology, micrometeorology, environmental physics, or similar field. For more information and to apply, view the full posting at http://oregonstate.edu/jobs, Posting Number: 0007427. For additional information, contact Dr. Beverly Law (bev.law@oregonstate.edu). Deadline: June 30, 2011. Posted: 6/2/11.

Micrometeorologist/Biometeorologist: Position #: 0006066. Research Associate Post Doc, Micrometeorologist/Biometeorologist for the AmeriFlux Network, Department of Forest Ecosystems and Society, Oregon State University. This is a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed-term position. For review of the full position announcement, or to apply: http://oregonstate.edu/jobs and posting #0006066. For additional information, contact Dr. Beverly Law (541-737-6111, bev.law@oregonstate.edu). You will be required to upload the following documents when applying: 1) letter of application with statement of interest, 2) vita (resume), 3) examples of your publications, 4) unofficial copies of transcripts, and 5) names, email addresses, and telephone numbers of three references by September 15, 2010. For questions regarding the application process, email Jeannette Harper at jeannette.harper@oregonstate.edu or phone 541-737-6554. Posted: 8/18/10.

Satellite Imagery/Changes in Forest Ecosystems: The Woods Hole Research Center seeks postdoctoral researcher(s) and / or research assistant(s) in projects focused on use of satellite imagery to map, monitor and model changes in forest ecosystems, including the impacts of land use and disturbance. The successful candidate will work extensively with satellite and various other geospatial data sets, interacting with the principle investigator and collaborators. This position requires an ability to work on multiple projects and adapt quickly to address any of several related research topics. Experience in digital image processing, script writing and GIS is essential. For more information and to apply see: http://www.whrc.org/about/jobs.html Application deadline: December 31, 2010. Posted: 11/2/10.

Geographic Information Systems Analyst: Postgraduate Researcher in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Analysis. The Environmental Sciences Division (ESD) at Oak Ridge National Laboratory has several openings for research associate positions beginning immediately. These positions involve the use of geographic information systems in modeling studies for carbon cycle, climate, hydrology, and ecological impacts. More details. Posted: 11/11/10.

Soil Carbon Cycling/Modeling: Postdoctoral Research Associate in Carbon Chemistry of Soils. Environmental Sciences Division , Biological and Environmental Sciences Directorate, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, Tennessee. Position number ORNL11-01-ESD. The Environmental Sciences Division (ESD) at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) has an immediate opening for one post-doctoral fellowship in soil chemistry, environmental science, or a related field. The project is funded through the ORNL Laboratory Directors Research and Development (LDRD) fund. The successful candidate will be responsible for experiments and modeling designed to interrogate rates and mechanisms governing cycling of plant and microbial compounds at the soil mineral interface, and for incorporating results into soil carbon cycling models. Knowledge of major processes involving the cycling of carbon in soils and associations with soil mineral interfaces is required. Interest in using advanced analytical and modeling techniques for the organic-mineral interface, particularly neutron reflectivity and molecular dynamics simulations, is desired. Experience in using and enhancing existing soil carbon models is desired. Responsibilities include data collection and analysis, interpretation, and publication of experimental and modeling results. Work will be conducted in collaboration with others having expertise in neutron reflectivity, molecular dynamics simulation, soil carbon modeling, and environmental chemistry. Qualifications: Ph.D. required in Soil Chemistry, Environmental Science, or related field. Applicants cannot have received the most recent degree more than five years prior to the date of application and must complete all degree requirements before starting their appointment. Technical questions regarding the position can be directed to Melanie Mayes at mayesma@ornl.gov. Qualified applicants must apply online. See the full job ad for more details. Posted: 1/4/11.

Modeling Climate Change Scenarios: Modeling future scenarios: Climate Change Assessment and Strategic Habitat Conservation in the Puerto Rico and US Virgin Islands. Research Associate position available: A 1-3 year joint appointment with the USDA Forest Service International Institute of Tropical Forestry (IITF) and North Carolina State University (NCSU). The successful applicant will have skills and interest in computer modeling, statistical analyses, GIS and remote sensing analyses, biodiversity and conservation. The position begins January 2011 at the earliest. The project will create spatially explicit models of future urban growth and vegetation cover under different future scenarios and to develop scientific products (peer reviewed publications, maps, geospatial datasets) that can serve as a basis to model potential species and habitat responses to change and serve as tools in developing and assessing conservation management plans. The position will be based at IITF, located on the grounds of the University of Puerto Rico Botanical Garden in San Juan, Puerto Rico. The selected candidate will work with Dr. William Gould (US Forest Service) in collaboration with Dr. Jaime Collazo (NCSU). The position will be administered through NCSU and the selected candidate will be an employee of NCSU with an adjunct position at IITF. Applicants should submit the following to William Gould at wgould@fs.fed.us: - Cover letter summarizing research interests and academic and professional background. - Resume/CV. - Names and contact information for three references. Posted: 12/10/10.

Terrestrial Ecological Modeler: The Desert Research Institute (DRI) is seeking a Terrestrial Ecological Modeler at the Postdoctoral or Assistant/Associate Research Professor level depending on the qualifications of the candidate. The position is available immediately. Initially, the successful candidate will be a part of a large multi-disciplinary and multi-institutional team including DRI, University of Nevada, Reno, and University of Nevada, Las Vegas conducting a 5-year NSF EPSCoR Project on Climate Change. The candidate will be able to closely collaborate with a diverse group of scientists, including plant physiological ecologists, soil scientists, remote sensing/GIS specialists, climate modelers, hydrologists and atmospheric scientists. The initial focus of this position will be to simulate the response of Great Basin terrestrial ecosystems to climate change. Modeling emphasis will include carbon/water fluxes and plant community dynamics. The successful candidate may have an opportunity to teach classes relevant to climate change at the University of Nevada, Reno, and/or University of Nevada, Las Vegas if desired but this is not a requirement of the position. Candidates at the professorial level are expected to develop their own research projects and pursue additional external funding. At the postdoctoral level, candidates are not expected but strongly encouraged to pursue external funding. This position is located at DRI's Northern or Southern Nevada Science Center in Reno or Las Vegas, Nevada. More information about the position can be found at www.dri.edu/employment. Review of applications will start February 1 and will continue until the position is filled. Posted: 1/6/11.

Ecosystem Modeling: The Complex Systems Research Center (CSRC), University of New Hampshire has an immediate opening for a Postdoctoral Research Associate. This position is funded by NSF and NASA, and may be renewed annually for up to three years, depending on satisfactory performance. The overarching goals of this project are to advance towards diagnostics of continental-scale carbon fluxes using eddy flux measurements, remotely-sensed data, and new spatially explicit ecological data (e.g, disturbance, stand age) through modeling and model-data fusion (or data assimilation), and to assess the magnitude, distribution, and interannual variability of ecosystem carbon exchange across North America. The Postdoctoral Research Associate will be responsible for generalizing a process-based forest ecosystem model (PnET-CN) to other terrestrial vegetation types, optimizing model parameters using model-data fusion techniques along with eddy covariance flux observations and other data constraints, and conducting uncertainty assessment of carbon fluxes. The position offers a competitive salary and a full benefits package. The successful candidate will join a research team at CSRC, Institute for the Study of Earth, Oceans and Space (EOS) at UNH. A Ph.D. in areas such as ecology, forest science, biometeorology, atmospheric sciences, remote sensing, or a related field, is required. Applicants should be enthusiastic, creative, and highly motivated. Experience in ecosystem modeling and willingness to learn model-data fusion (or data assimilation) techniques are desirable. Excellent communication skills are also expected. The start date is flexible, although a start date of no later than September 1, 2011 is preferred. Please submit a cover letter, CV, and the names and contact information of three references to Dr. Jingfeng Xiao (j.xiao@unh.edu) and Dr. Scott Ollinger (scott.ollinger@unh.edu) via email with the subject line “Application for postdoctoral position”. Applications received by June 20, 2011 will receive full consideration. Posted: 5/10/11, revised: 6/13/11.

Modeling Boreal Ecosystem Dynamics: The University of Alaska Fairbanks invites applications for a postdoctoral scientist to conduct modeling studies as part of the project “Identifying indicators of state change and forecasting future vulnerability in Alaskan boreal ecosystems”. The successful candidate will conduct studies that include the development, parameterization, testing, analysis, and application of models that simulate the vegetation and carbon dynamics of boreal forest ecosystems in Alaska. Training in earth system science or biogeochemistry is required. Research experience in modeling vegetation dynamics or biogeochemistry is required, and skills in data analysis and computer programming are preferred. A Ph.D. degree (already received or awaiting receipt with all requirements fulfilled) is required. Apply online (posting number 0061565). Applications will be received until the position is filled, but review of applications will begin on 5/1/2011. More information on the nature of the position can be obtained by contacting Dr. A. David McGuire, 907-474-6242, admcguire@alaska.edu. Posted: 3/17/11.

Terrestrial Paleoenvironment and Biogeochemistry: A postdoctoral position is available to join a growing research group focused on interactions between biogeochemistry, paleoclimates, and climate change. The primary responsibility associated with this position is to conduct independent research on the biogeochemical consequences of Holocene climate change at the borders between grassland and forested ecosystems in Kansas and central North America. The minimum qualification is a doctoral degree in a relevant ecological, Earth, or environmental science. The ideal candidate would have a strong familiarity with Quaternary paleoecological data, skills in laboratory analysis of sediment, knowledge of nutrient cycling (particularly nitrogen), the implications of environmental change on ecosystem services, and experience with multivariate statistical methods. Experience with GIS, ecosystem models, and/or elemental analysis is also desirable. Specific duties include acquisition and analysis of paleoenvironmental data, presentation of research findings at professional meetings, collaboration with faculty, preparation of manuscripts, and mentoring and collaboration with diverse undergraduate and graduate students. This position will be based at the Department of Geography at Kansas State University. The position is for one year with the possibility of renewal. Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications; benefits are included. To apply, applicants should send a CV, a cover letter including future research and career goals, and the names and contact information for three professional references as a single pdf to Dr. Kendra McLauchlan (mclauch@ksu.edu) with the subject line “postdoctoral position.” Review of applications will begin July 1, 2011 and continue until the position is filled. The start date is negotiable. A background check is required. Posted: 6/13/11.

PaleoEcological Data Synthesis and Statistics: Three postdoctoral research positions are available with the PalEON project (A PaleoEcological Observatory Network to Assess Terrestrial Ecosystem Models), an interdisciplinary research group of paleoecologists, ecological statisticians, and ecosystems modelers working together to study how climate variations shape forest dynamics across a range of timescales. All postdoctoral positions have a desired start date of May, 2011. Specific PalEON goals include developing a coherent inferential framework with rigorous estimates of uncertainty for paleoecological data, applying these techniques to reconstruct variations in forested ecosystems for the last 2000 years from the Great Lakes to New England, and then assimilating these datasets into a suite of regional-scale ecosystem models to infer presettlement biogeochemical cycles. PalEON has recently received funding from NSF-Macrosystems to begin a two-year effort towards these goals, with an emphasis on initial development of methods and datasets, community-building, and interdisciplinary training in paleoecology, statistical ecology, and ecosystem modeling. 1. Paleoecological and Paleoclimatic Data Synthesis and Analysis The primary responsibilities of this position are to coordinate the assembly of the witness tree, fossil pollen, charcoal, and paleohydrological datasets and analyze these datasets for intra- to interregional patterns of variance and synchrony.The postdoc will work closely with the other postdocs and the rest of the PalEON team towards the objective of fitting a full space-time statistical model to the paleoecological data and assimilating these reconstructions into the ecosystem model experiments. Minimum qualifications are a doctoral degree in a relevant ecological or environmental science. The ideal candidate would have a strong familiarity with Quaternary paleoecological and paleoclimatic data, skills in paleoecoinformatics, knowledge of scripting languages such as Matlab and R, and experience with multivariate statistical methods. Experience with Bayesian hierarchical models, spatial models, and/or ecosystem models is also desirable. This position will be based at the Department of Geography at the University of Wisconsin and will be jointly supervised by Drs. Jack Williams (University of Wisconsin) and Steve Jackson (University of Wyoming).This position is up to two years with a preferred start in early May 2011. Interested applicants are encouraged to email a CV and cover letter with the names and contact information of three references to Alice Halfen (ahalfen@wisc.edu) with the subject line: PalEON Postdoctoral Application. For more information contact Dr. Jack Williams jww@geography.wisc.edu or Dr. Steve Jackson jackson@uwyo.edu. Evaluation of applications will begin April 4 and continue until the position is filled. 2. Ecological Statistics This researcher will lead the development of statistical models, based on spatial statistics, state space, and data assimilation methods for the PalEON initiative, interacting with statisticians, paleoecologists, paleoclimatologists, and ecosystem modelers. Specific modeling challenges may include spatio-temporal modeling of paleoecological data, state-space modeling informed by ecological models, modeling uncertainty in radiocarbon dating, and spatial modeling of vegetation based on colonial settlement-era historical records.Strong applicants will possess a background in Bayesian statistical modeling, especially spatial modeling, state space modeling, or data assimilation.Applicants must be interested in working at the interface of statistics and ecology. The postdoctoral researcher will be based at the University of Notre Dame's new Department of Applied and Comutational Mathematics and Statistics and is supported in part by the Notre Dame Environmental Change Initiative (ND-ECI).This position will be supervised by Dr. Jason McLachlan at Notre Dame, with extensive input from Dr. Chris Paciorek at UC Berkeley, and interaction with other PALEON team members. The position is available for a two-year period, subject to annual performance review. We will consider applications on a rolling deadline. Funding is available for an immediate start, but we will consider start dates as late as summer 2011. Please email your CV and a cover letter with the names and contact information of three references to Jason McLachlan (jmclachl@nd.edu). 3. Ecosystem Modeling of Pre-Settlement Forests (see next job ad below). Posted: 3/17/11.

Ecosystem Model-Data Synthesis and Forecasting: A post-doctoral position is available in the Dietze lab at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. This project focuses on integrating eddy-covariance, remote-sensing, and forest inventory data within the Ecosystem Demography 2.2 model to understand and forecast regional-scale ecosystem dynamics across northern Wisconsin. Duties: Candidate will focus on understanding the landscape to regional scale variability in both carbon pools and fluxes and forest dynamics with particular focus on partitioning different sources of uncertainty. The candidate will use an advanced terrestrial biosphere model, novel data assimilation techniques, and a diverse array of observational and experimental data to generate a comprehensive reanalysis of the past and projections of global change impacts into the future. In addition, candidate will contribute to the further development of a toolbox of analytical and informatics utilities, dubbed the Predictive Ecosystem Analyzer (PEcAn), that will streamline the modeling workflow and facilitate similar analyses in other ecosystems and models. Candidate will work in collaboration with an interdisciplinary team of ecologists, atmospheric scientists, and computer scientists and will also have the opportunity to contribute to a related study on the potential impacts of woody biofuel crops in this region. Qualifications: Minimum qualifications are a doctoral degree in a relevant ecological or environmental science and familiarity with computer programming and statistics. Previous experience with remotely sensed data is useful but not required. Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications with up to three years of funding available. The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. The micro-urban community of Champaign-Urbana has an internationally diverse population, a strong technology base, and a vibrant arts/culture/entertainment scene. Evaluation of applications is rolling with a preferred start date late summer 2011. Interested applicants are encouraged to send a CV and cover letter with the names and contact information of three references to Dr. Michael Dietze mdietze@illinois.edu. Posted: 5/2/11.

Ecosystem Modeling of Pre-Settlement Forests: PalEON: a Paleo-Ecological Observatory Network to assess terrestrial ecosystem models. Post­doctoral position in ecosystem model­-data synthesis is available with the PalEON research team. This is one of three post­doctoral positions available. Duties: Candidate will be expected to work collaboratively within an interdisciplinary research group of paleoecologists, statisticians, and modelers with the aim of assimilating paleoecological data for northern temperate forests into a suite of regional-­scale ecosystem models. The primary responsibility is to analyze model dynamics, to assess model-­data fidelity across multiple models, and to help coordinate model­-data inter­-comparison activities among the modeling teams. The secondary responsibility is to help complete the Ecosystem Demography model runs for the model­-data inter­comparison. Research questions focus on validating ecosystem models at centennial time­scales, making inference about pre­settlement ecosystem dynamics and biogeochemical cycles, and exploring the sensitivity of climate change projections to historical vegetation. Position will be supervised by Dr. Michael Dietze at the University of Illinois. Minimum qualifications are a doctoral degree in a relevant ecological or environmental science. The ideal candidate would have experience with more than one of the following areas: ecosystem models, paleoecological data, Bayesian statistics, R, linux, computer programming, data assimilation, and climate downscaling techniques. Two years of funding available. Evaluation of applications is rolling with a preferred start summer 2011. Interested applicants are encouraged to send a CV and cover letter with the names and contact information of three references to Melinda LaBorg laborg@igb.uiuc.edu. For more information contact Dr. Michael Dietze mdietze@illinois.edu. Posted: 3/17/11.

Forest Ecosystem Modelling: The National Engineering Laboratory for Applied Forest Ecological Technology in Southern China at the Central South University of Forestry and Technology (CSUFT), Changsha, Hunan, China is seeking two postdoctoral researchers in forest ecosystem modeling. The positions are part of a larger project assessing the effect of natural disturbance and human management practice on carbon and nitrogen biogeochemistry of forest ecosystems in Southern China. The successful candidates will conduct researches that include the development, parameterization, testing, analysis, and application of models that simulate the carbon and nitrogen dynamics at local and regional scales. Requirements for the positions include (1) a Ph.D. in forest ecology, ecosystem ecology, biogeochemistry modeling, or a closely related field, (2) strong backgrounds in data statistic analysis, mathematical modeling and computer programming, (3) research experience in ecological simulation models, and (4) excellent communication (written and oral) and interpersonal skills. The positions are full-time (12-month appointment) for two years with potential for renewal. Preferred start date is March-April 2011. The positions will be based in CSUFT, but will have the opportunity to work with a group of scientists in Governors State University, Illinois. To apply, please email: (1) a cover letter, (2) curriculum vitae, (3) contact information of tree references to: Dr. Wende Yan (csfuywd@hotmail.com) or/and Dr. Xiaoyong Chen (x-chen@govst.edu). Review of applications will begin immediately, and continue until the position is filled. Posted: 12/20/10, revised: 4/12/11.

Ecosystem Modelling: Postdoctoral position at the Centre for Ecological Research and Forestry Applications (CREAF, Barcelona, Spain). The selected applicant will work in the framework of the Montes research program, funded by the Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation and lead by CREAF. This program brings together more than 70 researchers from nine research groups, and aims to examine Spanish woodlands in relation to the different components of global change, and to identify opportunities to modify the effects of these components through management. CREAF is a research centre with over 20 years experience in the study of terrestrial ecology. The research fellow will join an international team including researchers at CREAF, the Univ. of Barcelona, and the Univ. of Edinburgh (UK) working on work package 2 of the Montes program: Changes in carbon fixation in woodlands. His/her involvement will be on the modelling of the carbon balance of Spanish woodlands under different global change scenarios. The project will take advantage of the large datasets already available at CREAF (Spanish National Forest Inventories II and III, Catalan Ecological and Forest Inventory). Qualifications: • A PhD in ecology, environmental science or similar. • A strong background in ecological modelling, including programming skills. Experience in modelling biosphere-atmosphere gas exchanges is desirable. • Knowledge of GIS and spatial analytical methods. • Proven ability to design, execute and write up research work independently. • Good level of English language; Spanish language is also recommended. Period: 24 months full-time Starting date: February-March 2011. Salary: 27675 euros per year. Applications: The candidate is requested to send the CV and the names and contact information of two reference persons before November 19th, 2010 to: Jordi Martínez Vilalta, CREAF, Autonomous University of Barcelona, Edifici C, Bellaterra 08193 (Barcelona), SPAIN. Tel.: + 34 93 5813811; Fax: + 34 93 5814151, e-mail: Jordi.Martinez.Vilalta@uab.es. Posted: 11/8/10.

Remote Sensing and Ecosystem Modeling: The Department of Geography at The Ohio State University is seeking a post-doctoral researcher in remote sensing and ecosystem modeling. The position is part of an international, multidisciplinary team all working on the Surface Water Ocean Topography satellite mission concept (SWOT). The post-doctoral researcher will join our team conducting pre-mission planning for SWOT with a particular emphasis on vegetation monitoring capabilities. The post-doctoral researcher will be expected to use multi-sensor satellite observations (e.g. SRTM and other optical data) to create a “bare earth” DEM and estimate vegetation heights in large and low-relief basins like the Amazon and Congo. Such assessments will be further used to (1) improve our understanding on hydraulic flows, and (2) assess the related carbon stocks represented by the vegetation. Minimum qualifications include (1) a Ph.D. in geography, environmental science, ecology, statistics, or related field, (2) demonstrated experience with various remote sensing data (especially SRTM, InSAR), ecosystem modeling, and spatial statistics, and (3) demonstrated computer programming experience. Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, no more than three selected reprints in PDF format and contact information for three references to Dr. Desheng Liu (liu.738@osu.edu), The Ohio State University, 1036 Derby Hall, 154 North Oval Mall, Columbus, OH 43210-1361. Posted: 8/18/10.

Remote Sensing and Ecosystem Structure/Function: Under a joint collaborative agreement, the Carnegie Institution for Science and the US Forest Service Institute for Pacific Islands Forestry seeks post-doctoral research applicants for a two-year study to map and model ecosystem structure, composition, and biogeochemical processes in the Hawaiian Islands. We seek a researcher who is familiar with remote sensing tools and techniques and who can combine multiple data sources into analyses of ecosystem structure and function. This position requires very strong statistical, computer programming and spatial analysis skills. The successful applicant will be part of a team of researchers that is using a suite of remote sensing and field methods to evaluate the effects of forest fragmentation and other disturbances on forest structure and function. The research project has the potential to make significant contributions to the conservation of Hawaiian ecosystems as well as provide understanding of fragmentation impacts on tropical forest broadly. The interdisciplinary nature of this research will provide opportunities for the post-doc to also interact with project collaborators (Tadashi Fukami, Stanford University; Dan Gruner, University of Maryland; David Flaspohler, Michigan Technological University; Christian Giardina, US Forest Service; Greg Asner, Carnegie Institution), as well as other postdoctoral researchers, field technicians, graduate students and undergraduate research assistants as part of daily activities related to the project. Responsibilities include model development and analysis, publishing in peer-reviewed journals and outreach with environmental management professionals. The position will be based at the Carnegie Institution’s remote sensing lab within the USDA Forest Service, Institute of Pacific Islands Forestry in Hilo Hawaii. Applicants must have a Ph.D. from an accredited university, and must demonstrate expertise in remote sensing and its integration into ecosystem and/or biodiversity prediction models. A publishing record in peer-reviewed journals is also required. This is a two-year appointment with competitive benefits. Applicants should send a letter of interest, curriculum vitae and the names and full contact information (email and phone numbers) of three potential references to Greg Asner (gpa@carnegiescience.edu) no later than June 30, 2011. Posted: 5/18/11.

Remote Sensing of Lake Tahoe's Nearshore: The Center for Spatial Technologies and Remote Sensing (CSTARS) and the Tahoe Environmental Research Center (TERC) at the University of California Davis are recruiting a postdoctoral researcher to study the optical and benthic properties of the nearshore environment of Lake Tahoe using field spectroscopy and remote sensing. The project seeks to use remotely sensed data to retrieve fine sediment, chlorophyll and colored dissolved organic matter (CDOM) concentrations from the water column in the nearshore, and to map the distribution of periphyton (attached algae), aquatic macrophytes and clam beds in the nearshore of Lake Tahoe. High and moderate spatial resolution multispectral satellite imagery, and airborne hyperspectral imagery will be used. The postdoctoral researcher is encouraged to pursue scientific questions that arise from these measurements and publish in peer-reviewed journals. The postdoctoral appointment is for 1 year beginning June 1, 2011 (start date flexible), with renewal for 1 additional year upon satisfactory progress. Prerequisites include a PhD by July, 2011 in hydrology, geography, limnology, ecology, or other relevant scientific discipline, expertise in remote sensing image analysis and its application to aquatic systems, including water optics, image calibration, and field spectroscopy. Other requirements include strong quantitative, statistical and project management skills, excellent verbal and written communication skills, a developing record of scientific publication, and a valid California driver’s license or ability to obtain one. Candidates should be comfortable programming with IDL, Matlab, R or FORTRAN. Experience with radiative transfer modeling a plus. Demonstrated experience with effective communication and engagement with local and federal resource managers is desired. Lake Tahoe is an ultra-oligotrophic, deep large lake in the Sierra Nevada internationally known for aesthetic scenery and crystal clear blue waters. It is located approximately 2 hours from the UC Davis campus. The incumbent will be hosted at CSTARS on the UC Davis campus, but is expected to travel frequently to Lake Tahoe. To apply, please send a cover letter describing qualifications and relevant experience, CV, a relevant writing sample (<25 pages), and contact information for three references to elhestir@ucdavis.edu. Please forward any enquiries about the position to Dr. Erin Hestir (elhestir@ucdavis.edu). The position is open until filled. Review of applications will begin May 1, 2011. Posted: 4/12/11.

Ecological Remote Sensing: Post Doctoral Research Opportunity. Synergistic analyses of data from active and passive sensors to assess relationships between spatial heterogeneity of tropical forest structure and biodiversity dynamics. We are seeking a well-qualified, productive, and self-motivated researcher to join a collaborative team conducting research on the use of active and passive remote sensing technologies to characterize and model relationships between spatial heterogeneities in tropical forest structure and the biodiversity in multiple taxa. We seek a colleague with expertise in and experience with LiDAR data processing and analysis, particularly full waveform LiDAR. The Researcher will participate in field based data collection in Costa Rica. The Researcher will also be responsible for data analysis, preparation and submission of manuscripts for publication, presentation of results at meetings, assist in mentoring graduate students, and collaborate in submission of grant proposals. The research location is within the Atlantic slope of the Central Mountains of Costa Rica. The Postdoctoral Researcher will collaborate with project scientists at World Wildlife Fund, FUNDECOR (Fundación para el Desarrollo de la Cordillera Volcánica Central), CATIE (Centro Agronómico Tropical de Investigación y Enseñanza), and UNA (Universidad Nacional de Heredia). The position will be based at South Dakota State University, but extended periods of fieldwork in Costa Rica are anticipated. Accordingly, fluency in Spanish is a big plus, but not required. Prospective candidates are encouraged to contact Geoff Henebry to discuss the research program and potential roles for the Postdoctoral Researcher. To apply, send the following information by email to geoffrey.henebry@sdstate.edu: (i) a cover letter outlining your research interests and prior experience; (ii) a detailed CV; and (iii) contact information for three academic referees (references will be sought for short-listed candidates only). Competitive salary, commensurate with experience, plus medical and retirement benefits. (The cost of living in South Dakota is low and there is no state income tax.) The position is available in January 2011, but a later start date is possible. The appointment is initially for one year, with an additional one year possible. Review of applications will begin December 21, 2010 and continue until a suitable applicant has been found. Contact: Dr. Geoff Henebry, Geographic Information Science Center of Excellence (GIScCE), South Dakota State University, Brookings, South Dakota, geoffrey.henebry@sdstate.edu. Posted: 12/13/10.

[all positions filled] Remote Sensing, Terrestrial Ecosystem and Climate Modeling: Up to five postdoctoral positions and two technician positions at Los Alamos National Laboratory and one postdoctoral position at the University of Montana are available to study the patterns and impacts of vegetation mortality on the terrestrial carbon cycle and climate forcing. The project is an interdisciplinary effort utilizing remote sensing, machine learning, field observations, ecosystem modeling, and climate modeling. The specific postdoctoral positions are focused on 1) remote sensing of vegetation using Quickbird, MODIS, and other platforms (one at LANL and one at U. of Montana), 2) machine learning and data mining of large, space-based and ground-based data sets (two positions), 3) terrestrial ecosystem modeling using the Ecosystem-Demography/Community Land Model (ED-CLM) and possibly other terrestrial ecosystem models, and 4) climate modeling. The technician positions may be focused on the machine learning and data mining efforts, though skilled, motivated individuals with a B.Sc. or M.Sc. will be considered for any of the above focal areas. In addition, technician positions can be converted to graduate student positions depending on interest. The successful applicants will work within an interdisciplinary team of staff members, postdocs and technicians linking LANL’s Earth and Environmental Science Division, the Climate-Ocean-Sea Ice Model group, and the International Space and Response Division. In addition, the positions will involve close collaboration with the Climate and Global Dynamics division of the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) in Boulder, CO and the Numerical Terradynamic Simulation group (NTSG) at the University of Montana. Required skills for Postdoctoral Fellowships include demonstrated ability to publish peer-reviewed papers, effective written and oral communication skills, willingness to work in a team environment, and a Ph.D. pending or received within the last five years. Required skills for technician positions may include experience with data mining or remote sensing, and a B.Sc. degree. A complete description of required and preferred skills for each specific position can be obtained by contacting Nate McDowell (mcdowell@lanl.gov). Candidates may be considered for a Director's Fellowship and outstanding candidates may be considered for the prestigious J. Robert Oppenheimer, Richard P. Feynman or Frederick Reines Fellowships. For general information, see: postdoc fellowships at LANL. For more information or to apply please send a resume and a short statement of your future research goals to Nate McDowell (mcdowell@lanl.gov). Dr. Steve Running, Director of NTSG and project member, is attending ESA and is happy to address questions. Posted: 7/30/10.

Ecological and Economic Modelling: The University of Göttingen. Starting Date: As soon as possible. The project will investigate the ecological and socio-economic trade-offs at the rainforest margin under land-use change. Previous insights (e.g., Steffan-Dewenter et al. 2007) will be extended using dynamic modelling techniques. Based on a large and long-term data set, ecological and socio-economic model components will be developed from scratch that simulate the spatiotemporal dynamics of land use (rainforest, agriculture) and individual households. Combined model analyses will investigate trade-offs in biodiversity, ecosystem functioning, and household income. One position will focus on the development and analysis of ecological models (grid-based and agent based models) while the other will focus on economic modelling (microeconometric models, calibrated agricultural household models). Either position can be filled by a postdoc or a PhD, depending on experience and integrative abilities. The postdoc will be responsible for the integration of ecological and economic model components. Successful applicants hold a master degree in Ecological Sciences, Plant Sciences, Economic Sciences, Applied Mathematics or a related field, with sound experience in simulation modelling and with the work in interdisciplinary teams. The project will be based in Göttingen, Germany, but will involve travelling to Indonesia. The positions will be awarded for at least 18 months, with a possible extension of up to three years. The salary is in accordance with the German state regulated public service salary scale (PhD: 65 % E 13 TV-L, Postdoc: 100% E 13 TV-L). Applicants should send an application letter, their CV, and the names (with email address) of two referees before September 19, 2010 in a single pdf-file to kwiegan1*uni-goettingen.de. The CV should contain a list of publications and information on the level of experience in the following areas: -- ecological modelling / developing, programming, and analyzing simulation models -- advanced statistics and mathematics -- tropical ecology -- biodiversity and ecosystem functioning -- poverty and distributional analyses, microeconometrics -- modelling agricultural households. For further information, please contact: Prof. Dr. Kerstin Wiegand (general information): kwiegan1*uni-goettingen.de Dr. Katrin Meyer (ecological modelling): kmeyer5*uni-goettingen.de Jun.-Prof. Dr. Jann Lay (economic modelling): lay*giga-hamburg.de. see also Department of Ecosystem Modelling. Posted: 9/9/10.

Ecosystem Goods and Services Modelling: Utah State University, U.S. Geological Survey, and Swiss Federal Research Lab WSL. The Postdoctoral Research Associate will work as part of an international team modelling linkages among landscape-level properties and ecosystem goods and services. The spatial scale of the research is continent-wide, with initial analyses concentrated in North America, but having application to a broader emphasis on transcontinental analyses. Position qualifications include: (1) an earned Ph.D. in Ecology, Geography, or related terrestrial or aquatic fields. A degree research emphasis in broadly-defined Landscape Ecology is preferred; (2) Knowledge of statistical modelling tools using software packages such as R, SAS, or IDL. (3) Skill in GIS data manipulations and analyses using ARC, including ability to search for, find, and organize extant data structures on ecosystems-level information. (4) Documented skill in written and oral communication. Applicants should submit to http://jobs.usu.edu, Requisition ID=052178: (1) A maximum 2-page letter describing qualifications and experience, highlighting expertise in statistical modelling tools and GIS, and ability to work in a collaborative research environment; (2) Curriculum vitae; (3) Names, addresses, phone number, and email of 3 references. Position is a fixed, 2-year term appointment. Salary is $52,500 per year, and includes a generous benefits package from Utah State University. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, with initial review beginning on 15 October 2010. Thomas C. Edwards, Senior Research Ecologist and Professor, U.S. Geological Survey and Wildland Resources, Utah State University, t.edwards@nr.usu.edu. No phone calls, please. Posted: 8/25/10.

Modeling: We're recruiting several modelers. The candidates should have ability to code computer programs, and have background in climate change, oil spill, hydroscape fragmentation, hydro-geomorphologic evolution, water quality, contaminant fate, or population dynamics. Please read below. Interested persons may contact Quan Dong PhD, Chief and Supervisory Research Biologist Water Quality and Contaminant (601-634-2232, quan.dong@usace.army.mil). The Environmental Laboratory of the US Army Engineer Research and Development Center, Vicksburg, MS, provides exciting career opportunities in environmental and ecological modeling. Recruits develop and apply models to generate scientific hypotheses and to solve problems in the real world, in the following areas: climate change, oil spill, hydroscape fragmentation, hydro-geomorphologic evolution, water quality, contaminant fate, and population dynamics. Individuals who work in these areas usually have a PhD (at least a MS) and strong skills and backgrounds in mathematical modeling, computational simulation, or quantitative analysis. Skills in verbal and written communications are highly desirable. Researchers are encouraged to collaborate with specialists in other fields to develop integrated trans-disciplinary approaches to complex environmental issues. Salaries are competitive. Those interested in positions should prepare a cover letter, CV and contact information of three references, and contact Ms. Corulla Pamela.K.Corulla@erdc.usace.army.mil or by phone at 601-634-3861. The review will start in early August and finish until the positions are filled. Posted: 7/12/10.

Spatial Modeling of Forest Biomass/Carbon: A postdoctoral scientist position is available at Michigan State University to work on a jointly funded USDA and NASA project. The project integrates forest inventory and remotely sensed data with ecosystem models to improve prediction of forest carbon sources and sinks over large domains. A strong candidate will have experience in geostatistical modeling, forest ecology, ecosystem modeling, statistical programming, and analysis of remotely sensed data including LiDAR. The postdoctoral scientist will work collaboratively with researchers at Michigan State University and USFS Northern Research Station. The initial appointment period is 1 year. Application instructions: Applications should be submitted to Dr. Andrew Finley (finleya@msu.edu). Include a cover letter, statement of interest and goals, resume/CV, three relevant reprints or pre-prints, and names and contact information for three references. Deadline for receiving applications is October 15, 2010. Posted: 9/9/10.

Aquatic Ecosystem and Watershed Modeling: Two postdoctoral fellow positions are available at the University of Michigan. These positions are for ecosystem modelers to develop and test dynamic and stochastic modeling approaches that address issues of climate, land use change, and invasive species impacts on coastal marine and Great Lakes ecosystems. We are interested in developing, testing, and applying both aquatic ecosystem and watershed dynamics models. The primary focus is on analysis and prediction of nutrient dynamics and symptoms of eutrophication; however, a broad range of interests and postdoc initiated projects are welcome. The lab’s current geographic focus areas include the northern Gulf of Mexico, the Chesapeake Bay, and the Great Lakes; however we are also developing more general screening models for estuarine eutrophication. Our current efforts involve both Bayesian and deterministic modeling, so the applicant should show experience in one or both of these areas, or at least demonstrated training and experience to move quickly in one of these directions. Salary is $45k per year, plus a generous benefits package. These are 24 month positions expected to begin as soon as possible. To apply, send a letter that addresses your interests and experiences in the above areas, digital copies of relevant publications, a curriculum vitae, transcripts or list of courses taken with grades, and names and contact information for at least two references to Don Scavia at scavia@umich.edu. Posted: 3/1/11.

Geospatial Modelling of Forests and Watersheds: The School of Forest Resources and Environmental Science at Michigan Technological University. We seek a Research Associate to develop geospatial mapping models for address key questions about the relationships between forest composition and climate change on the hydrologic outputs of Great Lakes watersheds. The 2.5 year project will develop mapping models that generate predictions of forest composition, biomass and disturbance at the scale of small to large watersheds, utilizing Forest Inventory and Analysis data. These model estimates will be linked to existing databases for climate and watershed hydrology to explore relationships between forest dynamics and watershed output. A background in GIS/RS and geospatial modelling/spatial statistics is required. Experience in forestry, hydrology, ecosystem science, or soil science is ideal but strong interest will suffice. Familiarity with USFS FIA program is a plus. Proficiency in spoken and written English is a necessity. Michigan Tech is one of the premier Forestry and Environmental Science Universities in the United States. Well-established partnerships with the USDA Northern Research Station and the Northern Institute for Applied Climate Science enhance opportunities for scholarly collaboration. The university is located in Houghton, Michigan near the shores of Lake Superior, and offers superb outdoor recreation opportunities in a modern, safe small city community. Applicants should send their CV and contact info for two references, and any other relevant materials, to Dr. Robert Froese by email at froese@mtu.edu. MTU is an EOEE/EOE. Posted: 7/29/10, revised: 2/2/11.

Modeling Biomass Harvesting: The University of Minnesota, Department of Forest Resources and the USFS Northern Research Station are seeking a postdoctoral scientist to assess the impacts of forest biomass harvesting on primary productivity and carbon and nutrient dynamics. The postdoctoral scientist will integrate field measurements with ecological simulation models to quantify the impact of biomass removal on carbon cycling and nutrient availability in Lake States forests and assess the long-term sustainability of repeated biomass harvests. Experience with and/or interest in ecological simulation models is desired. Research may involve field work across the northern Lake States and the postdoctoral scientist will be responsible for conducting field and lab work in support of project goals, supervising field and lab assistants, analyzing data and preparing peer-reviewed publications. Preferred start date is Spring 2011. Position is funded for at least two years from DOE/USDA and located in Grand Rapids, MN or St. Paul, MN. Qualifications: Ph.D. in ecology, forestry, silviculture, biology or a closely related field. Applications and required documents must be submitted online at http://employment.umn.edu, requisition 167372. Attach a cover letter, statement of interest and goals, resume/CV, three relevant reprints or pre-prints, and names and contact for three references. Specific questions about the position should be directed to Dr. John Bradford (jbbradford@fs.fed.us) and/or Dr. Anthony D’Amato (damato@umn.edu). Deadline for receiving applications is October 15, 2010. Posted: 8/31/10.

Impacts of Forest Biomass Harvesting: Postdoctoral Researcher. Conduct research, literature review, and publish on the subject of environmental impacts of forest biomass harvesting. The impacts can concern changes in biodiversity, water quality, soil attributes, and other ecosystem functions and services. Other responsibilities will be to examine, test, and refine current spatially explicit biomass availability models and merge them with a draft ecosystem services / functions model to determine the possible location and extent of impact. Funding is available for 1 year. Funded from a USDA grant. Salary: $33-35k. Application deadline: April 23, 2011. Starting date is negotiable. Location: Alabama A&M University, Normal, Alabama. More information and to apply. If you have questions, please contact: Luben Dimov, 256-372-4545, Luben.Dimov@gmail.com. Posted: 3/29/11.

Forest Productivity and Climate Variability: The U.S. Forest Service and the University of Minnesota, Department of Forest Resources are seeking a postdoctoral scientist to contribute to research assessing the consequences of weather fluctuations for productivity and carbon cycling in forests of the northern Lake States. This position is part of a larger project assessing the impact of climate change on the Superior National Forest (northeast Minnesota) and will utilize a network of existing research sites with detailed field measurements and dendrochronological data. The ideal candidate will have a Ph.D. in forest ecology, forestry, silviculture, ecosystem ecology, or a closely related field, experience with dendrochronology, as well as a strong work ethic, demonstrated quantitative capabilities, a record of leadership, and a proven ability to work independently. Applications or questions can be directed to Dr. Anthony D'Amato (damato@umn.edu, 612-625-3733) and/or Dr. John Bradford (jbbradford@fs.fed.us, 218-326-7105). Applications and required documents must be submitted online at the University of Minnesota Employment website: http://employment.umn.edu, requisition 169624. Applications should include a cover letter, statement of interest and goals, resume/CV, and names and contact information for three references. This position is available immediately, is funded for at least two years, and is located in St. Paul MN. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Posted: 12/1/10.

Watershed Management/Agroforestry: The Center for Agroforestry, University of Missouri announces a Post-doc position in the Dept. of Soil, Environ. & Atmos. Sci. beginning January 2011 to conduct research on watershed management and monitoring; water quality and quantity; soil water dynamics; and environmental benefits of agroforestry. Strong interest and knowledge in watershed management, non-point source pollution, soil science, vegetative buffers, and environmental services of agroforestry are essential. Expectations include peer-reviewed and extension publications, success in securing extramural funds, and experience working with graduate students and interdisciplinary scientists. Opportunities to participate/collaborate on additional research projects are available and strongly encouraged. This is a one year initial appointment with an opportunity for extension. To apply send (1) letter explaining research interests, (2) current resume, (3) transcripts, (4) two publications on watershed research and (5) a list of three references along with email addresses, phone numbers, and postal addresses to Dr. Ranjith Udawatta, 203 ABNR, Univ. of Missouri, Columbia, MO 65211 UdawattaR@missouri.edu phone 573 882 4347 Posted: 11/15/10.

Forest Ecology: The Department of Forestry and Natural Resources at Purdue University in cooperation with the Northern Research Station of the USDA Forest Service is seeking a postdoctoral researcher to participate in a study of old-growth forests in the Central Hardwood Region. This study will use long-term data to examine (1) changes in the structure and composition of old-growth forests and (2) carbon sequestration of old-growth forests in comparison to managed secondary forests. Responsibilities include: (1) working with Purdue faculty, graduate students, and Forest Service collaborators to develop and refine sampling protocols, (2) guiding the collection of field data by graduate and undergraduate students, (3) developing and applying analysis techniques to quantify carbon sequestration across gradients of disturbance, forest development, and productivity, and (3) co-authoring manuscripts and presenting results of study at meetings and workshops. In addition to the study of old-growth forests, the incumbent will have the opportunity to collaborate on studies that address a range of topics including invasive species, conservation genetics, fire effects, and the response of forest communities to deer herbivory. We seek an imaginative individual with a strong background in carbon science who also possesses a broad interest in other aspects of vegetation ecology. The incumbent should have strong quantitative skills and the ability to work as part of a research team. Duration: One year with opportunity for a one year extension. Desired start date is summer 2011. Required Qualifications: -A Ph.D. in ecology, forest science, botany, geography or a related field; -Experience conducting quantitative analyses of carbon sequestration; -Ability to work with long-term datasets; -Ability to work with collaborators from diverse backgrounds; -Experience preparing and submitting manuscripts for publication; -Excellent communication, organizational, and computer skills. How to Apply: For full consideration, please submit a cover letter, CV, and the names of three references to Dr. Michael Jenkins (jenkinma@purdue.edu). Review of applications will begin March 18, 2011 and continue until a suitable candidate is found. Posted: 2/24/11.

Forest Ecologist/Program Coordinator: Position title: Interdisciplinary Scientist (LMRD Forest Ecologist) GS-12/13. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is recruiting for a Research Forest Ecologist and Program Coordinator, to be stationed at Umbagog National Wildlife Refuge, Errol, NH. The position will serve as Program Coordinator of the Region 5, Northern Forest Land Management and Research Demonstration (LMRD) project. Duties include: developing a long-term forest ecology management and research program that focuses on habitat management for wildlife. Application information may be obtained at http://www.usajobs.gov, Vacancy No.: PH-NM-11-410557 and PH-NM-11-410581. Closes: December 16, 2010. Contact Paul Casey, Refuge Manager, with questions about the position: (603) 482-3415, paul_casey@fws.gov. Posted: 12/2/10.

Forest Ecologist: The Nature Conservancy is hiring a full time Forest Ecologist who will be located in Bend, OR. To view the job posting with requirements and application instructions please go to http://www.nature.org/aboutus/careers/. The Job ID is 13233 and it closes June 5, 2011. Posted: 5/18/11. Posted: 5/18/11.

Forest Ecologist: The Nature Conservancy is looking to fill a forest ecologist position in Yakima, Washington. Applications accepted until December 17, 2010. The Forest Ecologist is responsible for synthesizing, promoting, and designing and implementing applied research, monitoring, forest management and restoration projects that further The Nature Conservancy's conservation goals in central Washington and north Idaho. The Forest Ecologist is a member of the Washington and Idaho Science teams, is directly supervised by Washington's Terrestrial Science Supervisor, and works closely with Idaho's Director of Science. The Forest Ecologist is a core member of the Eastern Washington and North Idaho teams, which implement strategies to conserve Inland Northwest forests and associated freshwater systems at landscape scales. S/he will preferably be based in Yakima, Washington. 35% of the Forest Ecologist's work will be in Idaho, with extended travel to Idaho anticipated. For the full description, search https://careers.nature.org/ for Job ID 12665. Posted: 11/29/10.

Sustainability of Woody Biomass Removal: Postdoctoral Scientist - Long-term sustainability of woody biomass removal We are seeking a postdoctoral scientist to conduct research on the impacts of forest biomass harvesting on primary productivity and carbon and nutrient dynamics in Northern Lake States (MN, WI. MI). The postdoc will join a team of collaborators from the Universities of Minnesota, Wisconsin, Missouri, USGS, and USFS working to assess the environmental sustainability of woody biomass feedstock procurement from regionally important forest types (aspen and northern hardwoods. Within the larger project, the postdoctoral scientist will integrate field measurements with ecological simulation models such as PnET and LANDIS, to quantify the impact of biomass removal on carbon cycling and nutrient availability in Lake States forests and assess the long-term sustainability of repeated biomass harvests. Experience with and/or interest in ecological simulation models is desired. Research may involve some collaborative field work across the northern Lake States, but the role will be primarily modeling and integrating other data from the larger project, and closely collaborating with others in the group in support of project goals, including faculty, graduate students, and other scientists. The postdoc will conduct simulations, analyze data, and prepare peer-reviewed publications with the group. Preferred start date is Spring 2011. Position is funded for at least two years from DOE/USDA and located at the Forest Landscape Ecology Lab, Department of Forest & Wildlife Ecology, University of Wisconsin in Madison, WI. Qualifications: Ph.D. in ecology, forestry, silviculture, biology or a closely related field, with a record of publications. Applicants should be able to work independently, but also cooperatively with other researchers in the lab and on the larger project. Application Instructions: Applications and required documents should be submitted to Dr. David Mladenoff: djmladen@wisc.edu. Attach a cover letter, statement of interest and goals, resume/CV, up to three relevant reprints or pre-prints, and names and contact information for three references. Posted: 3/18/11.

Forest Carbon and Succession Dynamics: We are seeking a highly motivated post-doc with a demonstrated record of academic and research success to lead a simulation study investigating carbon storage in eastern forests using models informed by targeted field studies and conducted under a set of plausible alternative futures that include interactions of prescribed fire management, climate change, exotic pests and American chestnut restoration. This post-doctoral position will be officially housed within the Department of Forestry and Natural Resources at Purdue University, but qualified candidates will have the choice of working at either the Purdue campus or the US Forest Service Institute of Applied Ecosystem Studies in Rhinelander, WI. Incumbent will work collaboratively with investigators at both locations. Qualifications: 1. Ph.D. in ecosystem science, forestry, or other closely related field 2. Comprehensive knowledge of forest dynamics including silviculture, succession, natural disturbance (insects, fire, and wind), forest management, environmental drivers, and their interactions on forest composition and carbon dynamics. 3. Experience with design and execution of simulation experiments featuring complex ecosystem and/or landscape models. Desired Skills: 1. Ability to synthesize data across a wide range of sources to define critical parameters for ecosystem models 2. Research experience in forest carbon cycling and ability to develop sound methodology to examine and interpret forest carbon storage under multiple successional and climate scenarios 3. Ability to apply spatial statistics to investigate processes underlying patterns within mapped data. 4. Demonstrated ability to communicate science effectively, both in co-authoring peerreviewed publications and delivering presentations at professional meetings. Desired start date is late-summer to early-fall 2011 and salary commensurate with qualifications. Contact: Dr. Douglass F. Jacobs, Hardwood Tree Improvement and Regeneration Center, Department of Forestry and Natural Resources, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN 47907 USA. Email: djacobs@purdue.edu. Posted: 2/18/11, revised: 5/5/11.

Forest Carbon Dynamics: The US Forest Service Rocky Mountain Research Station is seeking a postdoctoral scientist to conduct research on the link between forest management, natural disturbance, and forest carbon flux over a large area in the northern Rockies. Experience with remotely sensed data and forest ecosystems is essential, and ecological modeling skills are preferred. Documentation of work through publication is expected, as is interaction with cooperating forest managers. Position is funded for 3 years and will be located in Ogden, UT. A Ph.D. in a related field and US citizenship are required. Please send a CV, digital reprints, and contact information for 3 references to: Dr. Sean Healey (seanhealey@fs.fed.us). Application deadline is February 28, 2011, with a preferred start date soon thereafter. Posted: 12/22/10.

Amazon Forest Carbon Dynamics: Post-Doctoral Scholar, starting early 2011. We seek a motivated Ph.D. scientist to combine cutting-edge tropical forest research with coordination of education and training as part of an NSF-funded Partnership for International research and Education (PIRE) between the University of Arizona and the Brazilian Amazon. Candidates should have core expertise in eddy flux tower instrumentation and methods, and broad interest in using multiple approaches, including ecophysiology and remote sensing (from tower-mounted multi-spectral cameras and satellites), to probe forest phenology and response to climate variation. Experience in QA/QC, and in harmonization of multiple eddy flux datasets, modeling, and remote sensing, is a plus. Portuguese fluency is desirable. This is part of an NSF funded Partnership for International research and Education (PIRE) project, Amazon-PIRE (which promotes interdisciplinary research in these areas using eddy flux towers, isotopic methods, field measurements, high-resolution aircraft-based LIDAR measurements of forest structure, satellite-based remote sensing, manipulations inside the tropical rainforest biome inside the University of Arizona's unique Biosphere 2 facility, and multi-scale modeling.) This offers exceptional opportunities to collaborate with an interdisciplinary team of American and Brazilian scientists, on an equal-opportunity basis. Application includes: CV, contact information of three references, and a one-page statement of the applicant's doctoral research, and future research interests in the context of this position. Apply at: http://www.amazonpire.org/. Contact Amazon-PIRE director Scott Saleska (saleska@email.arizona.edu ). Posted: 11/18/10.

Forest Carbon Dynamics: Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Florida, Gainesville, Department of Biology Supervisor: Jeremy Lichstein. This project contributes to the development of a new individual-based forest ecosystem dynamics model designed to study the response of forests to climate change, natural disturbance, forest management, and elevated CO2 in an Earth System modeling framework. The new forest model will merge the Perfect Plasticity Approximation (PPA) forest model (recently developed in Steve Pacala's lab at Princeton University) with the NOAA Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory (GFDL) LM3V land model, the terrestrial component of the GFDL Earth System Model ESM2.1. This is a collaborative effort involving partners at the University of Florida, Princeton University, and the US Forest Service Northern Research Station. The model is currently being developed for the coterminous US and will provide a template for future global applications. Model development includes implementing the PPA algorithm in LM3V, organizing and analyzing data sets that could constrain processes in the model across a range of spatial and temporal scales, and building on existing algorithms for model-data synthesis. Key data sources include the Ameriflux network of eddy covariance towers, forest inventory data, and plant trait databases. The successful candidate will work with collaborators to develop an overall work plan for the research team, as well as identify key contributions to personally implement and publish in peer-reviewed scientific journals. These contributions could include, but are not limited to: (1) Developing a prototype of the new forest model for a single US forest type. This effort will provide a template for future applications at broader geographic scales, and will address regional questions related to the response of carbon cycling and forest species composition to global change. (2) Developing a high spatial resolution version of the existing LM3V model for the US, which will facilitate deployment of the new forest model at the US-scale. Important questions that can be addressed with this intermediate product include the impact of historical disturbances due to fire, insect outbreaks, and wind storms on the carbon balance of US forests. USFS collaborators are actively developing the relevant datasets on historical disturbance. (3) Testing and improving the response of the PPA forest model to natural disturbance and forest management across a range of US forest types. This research program will further our understanding of how disturbance affects the diversity and species composition of natural and managed forests. For a detailed description of the project, send an email to jlichstein@ufl.edu with subject FOREST POSTDOC INFO. Qualifications: PhD in ecology, forestry, plant physiology, geosciences, atmospheric sciences, applied mathematics, or related field; strong quantitative and writing skills. Preference will be given to applicants with (1) research experience in forest ecology or the carbon cycle; and (2) strong mathematical, statistical, and computational skills (i.e., proficiency with one or more scientific programming languages, such as C, FORTRAN, or R). Applicants who lack these qualifications should explain in a cover letter their motivation for transitioning to forest ecosystem modeling research. The preferred start data is September 2011, but there is some flexibility. Appointment length: two years.. To Apply: Email a single PDF including (1) 1-2 page statement of research interests and goals; (2) CV; and (3) contact information for three references to Jeremy Lichstein (jlichstein@ufl.edu) with subject FOREST POSTDOC APPLIC. Posted: 5/19/11.

Forest Carbon Dynamics: The University of Minnesota, Department of Forest Resources and the USFS Northern Research Station are seeking a postdoctoral scientist to conduct research examining the biological and environmental controls over carbon cycling and storage in forest ecosystems. The postdoctoral scientist will integrate field measurements of carbon storage and cycling with statistical and simulation models to gain insight into long-term, regional-scale patterns of carbon storage in forests. Experience with and/or interest in gas flux measurements and statistical modeling is preferred. This work includes the opportunity for independent field work across the northern Lake States and the postdoctoral scientist will be responsible for conducting field and lab work in support of project goals, supervising field and lab assistants, analyzing data and preparing peer-reviewed publications. The position is available immediately, funded for two years, and will be located in St. Paul MN. Qualifications: Ph.D. in ecosystem ecology, forestry, silviculture, biology or a closely related field. Applicants should be able to work independently, but also cooperatively with other researchers. Application Instructions: Applications and required documents must be submitted online at the University of Minnesota Employment website: http://employment.umn.edu, requisition 167372. Attach a cover letter, statement of interest and goals, resume/CV, three relevant reprints or pre-prints, and names and contact information for three references. Specific questions about the position should be directed to Dr. Anthony DAmato (damato@umn.edu), Dr. Chris Woodall (cwoodall@fs.fed.us), and/or Dr. John Bradford (jbbradford@fs.fed.us). Applications will be reviewed until the position is filled. Posted: 8/31/10, revised: 2/1/11.

Earth Systems Modeling: The Center for Environmental Research, Education and Outreach (CEREO) at Washington State University invites applications for a post-doctoral research appointment to participate in a large multi-institutional interdisciplinary effort to develop a biosphere-relevant earth systems model (Bio-EaSM). This Bio-EaSM will be developed to enable investigation of land-atmosphere interactions among carbon, nitrogen, and water under decadal-scale climate variability. Components of the model include the Weather Research and Forecast (WRF) model, the Community Multi-scale Air Quality (CMAQ) system, and the Variable Infiltration Capacity (VIC) land surface model. The successful candidate should have experience with the application and development of modeling applications based upon one or more of these modeling systems in a Linux environment. The selected candidate will also have demonstrated strong written and oral communication skills. An earned Ph.D. in a relevant science or engineering field is required before the date of hire. CEREO is a faculty-led initiative of which the premise is to make WSU’s outstanding environmental programs more than just the sum of the parts through building synergism and creative collaboration among faculty involved in environmentally-oriented activities. The candidate will also work directly with researchers at the Laboratory for Atmospheric Research (LAR) and in the Water Resource group in Civil and Environmental Engineering. LAR is an air quality research group with a strong reputation for instrument development and field observations of atmospheric chemistry and in numerical modeling of regional atmospheric chemistry and air quality. This effort is also closely linked to an NSF IGERT on nitrogen cycling. Screening of applications will begin on February 1, 2011 and will continue until the position is filled. Candidates should submit (via e-mail) a letter of application which addresses all of the above requirements and describes your research interests, curriculum vitae, and names and addresses of five references to the following individuals: Drs. Brian Lamb and Jennifer Adam (blamb@wsu.edu and jcadam@wsu.edu), ATTN: Post-doctoral Search, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Washington State University, PO Box 642910, Pullman, WA 99164-2910. Posted: 1/7/11.

Modeling Peatland Vegetation and Carbon Dynamics: Postdoctoral Research Scientist. The University of Alaska Fairbanks invites applications for a postdoctoral scientist to conduct modeling studies in the Alaska Peatland Experiment (APEX). The successful candidate will conduct studies that include the development, parameterization, testing, analysis, and application of models that simulate the vegetation and carbon dynamics of wetland ecosystems in Alaska. Training in earth system science or biogeochemistry is required. Research experience in modeling wetland hydrology and biogeochemistry is required, and skills in data analysis and computer programming are preferred. A Ph.D. degree (already received or awaiting receipt with all requirements fulfilled) is required. Applications for this position can be submitted by going to http://www.uakjobs.com and entering posting number 0059906. Applications will be received until the position is filled, but review of applications will begin on 9/1/2010. More information on the nature of the position can be obtained by contacting Dr. A. David McGuire, 907-474-6242, admcguire@alaska.edu. Posted: 7/12/10.

Modeling Carbon and Water Cycling: Post-doc scientist at Purdue University: Research focus is on modeling carbon and water cycling supported through NASA and NSF projects. A PhD in ecosystem sciences, atmospheric sciences, remote sensing, and other related fields with proficient mathematical and computational skills is required. The scientist will station at Purdue University, but will have the opportunity to work with a group of scientists in several other collaborative institutions to address large-scale questions of ecosystem and biogeochemical dynamics. The position could start as soon as possible and the position can be renewal up to three years. If interested, please contact Qianlai Zhuang at qzhuang@purdue.edu. Posted: 7/12/10.

Carbon Balance on Public Lands: We anticipate hiring a two-year Post Doctoral Research Associate position in the spring/summer 2011 in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and the University of Colorado at Boulder (UCB). This is an unofficial announcement of the upcoming position in order to identify potential candidates. The project focuses on the analysis of forest and woodland carbon stocks across elevational gradients in Southwest Colorado and Eastern Utah and projection of management impacts on carbon balance using ecosystem models. The project will also focus on the integration of carbon into land management decisions including evaluation of potential implications of different federal approaches to carbon management. The Post Doctoral Research Associate will work closely with an interdisciplinary UCB team (Jason Neff, Geosciences; Nichole Barger, Biological Sciences; Lisa Dilling, Environmental Studies; Jana Milford, Mechanical Engineering) on these activities: 1) modeling the influence of current and past management decisions on carbon balance using tools developed by the US Forest Service 2) error and uncertainty analysis of model projections 3) couple model output with GIS databases and 4) development of decision support tools to integrate carbon into future management activities. Required qualifications: PhD in the environmental fields (ecosystem or landscape ecology, geology, geography, civil or environmental engineering) with an interest in ecosystem science; the ability to work independently and manage a large interdisciplinary project; interest in working with land management agencies; and a strong quantitative and spatial analysis background. Please send CV, 1-2 page description of research interests, and contact information for three references via e-mail with the subject line 'USDA Carbon - last name' to Nichole Barger at nichole.barger@colorado.edu. Posted: 12/22/10.

Greenhouse Gas Fluxes in Agroecosystems and Grasslands: A postdoctoral or research associate position is available at Iowa State University to investigate greenhouse gas fluxes in agroecosystems and non-managed grasslands. The position has a 60-70% research responsibility and a 30-40% research administration responsibility. The administrative responsibility includes managing a network of 7 greenhouse gas monitoring sites located at land grant universities across the Midwest. Each site will have a dedicated technician to measure greenhouse gases; the incumbent will assist each site with the establishment of protocols and procedures. Data collected through this network will be available to the incumbent for publication. The network includes agricultural sites that are managed with drainage, cover crop, tillage, and crop rotation treatments. Many sites have paired non-managed sites. As the network becomes operational, the incumbent will develop research investigating biogeochemical processes that control greenhouse gas flux from agricultural systems including, but not limited to, the site network. In particular, we are interested in field and laboratory-based experiments that link C and N cycling with N2O flux. There is potential to collaborate with faculty across the network. A background in biogeochemistry is required and greenhouse gas experience is strongly preferred. Please see publications representing our laboratory work and contact Dr. Michael Castellano (castelmj@iastate; 515-294-3963) with questions. Applications should include a cover letter, CV, and professional references. Funding is available for up to 5 years pending performance. Posted: 2/22/11.

Forest Soil Greenhouse Gas Fluxes: The Department of Forest Resources and Environmental Conservation at Virginia Tech is looking for a postdoctoral associate to aid in the investigation of soil greenhouse gas fluxes in forest ecosystems. Please see the official position description for more. Posted: 11/15/10.

Greenhouse Gases: Inviting application for NSF Postdoc Fellow to study greenhouse gases (CO2, N2O, and CH4) to be hosted at Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL). I am inviting applicants to apply for NSF Postdoctoral Research Fellowships in Biology (PRFB) (deadline: October 19, 2010), to be hosted in my lab at the Ecosystems Center, MBL. My lab recently acquired a tunable laser sensor (TGA 200, Campbell Sci.) through an NSF MRI grant. We are using the TGA to measure N2O and CH4 fluxes through the eddy covariance method, combined with CO2 flux measurement via an open path CO2 sensor (LI7500, Li-Cor Inc.). We are also building automated chambers to measure CO2, N2O and CH4 fluxes. Belowground microbial and mycorrhizal functions and dynamics will be studied through various instruments available at MBL (such as DNA sequencing). Please contact me if you have interests. Dr. Jim Tang, assistant scientist, The Ecosystems Center, MBL, Phone: 508-289-7162, Fax: 508-457-1548, Email: jtang@mbl.edu. I will be attending the ESA meeting in Pittsburgh from 1-6 August and would be happy to meet interested applicants then. Posted: 7/29/10.

Household Life Cycle Analysis: We are seeking applications for a post-doctoral associate in life-cycle assessment as part of the Twin Cities Household Ecosystem Project (TCHEP) at the University of Minnesota. The suitable candidate should have a Ph.D. in environmental engineering, ecology, geography, or related field and should have some experience with life cycle analysis, materials flows analysis, or related techniques for analyzing flows of materials in human ecosystems. TCHEP is focused on quantifying household fluxes of carbon, nitrogen, and phosphorus in Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota, and understanding variability in fluxes among households by elucidating sociodemographic drivers. The goal of the post-doc position will be to use literature values to add upstream C, N, and P fluxes values to an existing household flux calculator for transportation, diet, and landscape fertilizer. This will allow the post-doc to run scenarios at the household scale, comparing the flux consequences of different behavioral changes (e.g., modifying diet to reduce meat consumed vs. reducing air or car travel). The appointment is full-time (12-month appointment) for one year with potential for renewal, to begin in September, 2010. Questions should be addressed to Drs. Sarah Hobbie, shobbie@umn.edu (Ecology, Evolution, and Behavior), Larry Baker, baker127@umn.edu (Water Resources Center), or Jason Hill, hill0408@umn.edu (Bioproducts and Biosystems Engineering). To apply, send a statement of research interests, CV, and three letters of recommendation to shobbie@umn.edu, with the subject line: TCHEP Post-Doc. Review of applications will begin August 1, 2010, and continue until the position is filled. The successful application could start as early as Sept. 1, 2010. Anticipated starting salary is $40-45k per year, plus benefits. Posted: 8/2/10.

Land Use/Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Vineyards: Postdoctoral Fellow - Department of Land, Air and Water Resource, University of California at Davis. We are seeking a highly motivated and capable Postdoctoral Fellow to conduct research and lead a research team investigating the potential impacts of land use on greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) from vineyards in Napa and San Joaquin counties in California. These two regions represent nearly one quarter of the state’s total wine grape acreage [526,000 acres in CA; crushed 3.7 million tons (Crush Report, 2008)]. California supports nearly half of the nation’s grape acreage, and represents a $50 billion annual input to the economy. In particular, this project will identify how vineyard management practices, soil landscape relationships and microclimate affect GHG emissions, carbon (C) stocks, and GHG footprints, and identify tradeoffs for other ecosystem functions. The primary role of this position is to quantify and study mechanisms of GHG emissions associated with vineyard land use practices across the soil landscape, conduct a life cycle analysis (LCA) of GHG emissions and serve as the project leader working closely with PI’s and field crews. Although LCAs are available for the fermentation of grapes into wine, vineyard-based LCAs of GHG emissions are coarse and rarely incorporate GHGs emitted by soil and as a result of management. Dependent upon the candidate’s strengths and interests, the project may focus on parameterization of models (i.e., DeNitrification DeComposition model), ecological tradeoffs associated with management practices (i.e., water management, productivity, nutrient loss), and/or interaction of vineyard practices with adjacent land use types. The candidate will also oversee development of a GIS database demonstrating the effect of land use history and the soil landscape on soil organic matter and other characteristics. This project will support the establishment of an interactive web-based geographic model for assessing GHG emissions from vineyards. Location: Davis, CA. Salary: $40K plus benefits. Duration: 1 year, renewable up to 2 years. To be successful in this position you will need: • A Ph.D. qualification in the field of ecology, climate change, soil science, biogeochemistry, geomorphology, physical geography or simulation modeling. • A strong background in research on land use change, geographic information systems (i.e., software), greenhouse gas emissions, and/or nutrient cycling. • Well developed organizational and communication skills, and enjoy working in a team environment involving research scientists, industry, cooperative extension, and non-profit organizations. Please send inquiries and/or CV, cover letter, three references, and research goals to Dr. Anthony (Toby) O'Geen (atogeen@ucdavis.edu) or Dr. Kerri Steenwerth (ksteenwerth@ucdavis.edu). Posted: 7/8/10.

Rewilding with Large Wild Herbivores: Postdoc project at Aarhus University in Denmark. Supervisors: Professor Jens-Christian Svenning (main), Senior researcher Rasmus Ejrnæs (co), and Associate professor Finn Borchsenius (co). Topic: Rewilding with large wild herbivores in Northwestern Europe – building a theoretical and macroecological foundation and assessing the biodiversity and ecosystem effects of ongoing rewilding. During the Late Pleistocene and Holocene megafaunas have been – and are still being – decimated throughout the World. While hotly debated, this may have had strong effects on ecosystem structure and functioning. The controversial new “rewilding” idea proposes to re-establish functional megafaunas to reboot ecosystem functionality and biotic evolutionary potential as well as an additional extra-limital conservation measure for extant, but declining or threatened megafaunal species. The purpose of this postdoc is (1) to build a theoretical and macroecological foundation for rewilding, and (2) to evaluate the biodiversity and ecosystem effects of ongoing rewilding projects. The focal region is Europe, with a specific focus on Denmark as a study case. Here, rewilding projects are under way in a densely populated area with highly fragmented natural habitats, whereby Denmark nicely represents the challenge that rewilding will have to take place in an ever more densely populated world. The main project supervisor is Professor Jens-Christian Svenning, whose research has strong focus on macroecology, analytical biogeography, community ecology, and ecoinformatic research more generally. Professor Svenning heads the the Ecoinformatics & Biodiversity Group (ECOINF), which offers a cutting-edge and ambitious, but also positive, collaborative, and highly international research environment. Co-supervisor Associate Professor Finn Borchsenius is a botanist and also a member of ECOINF. Co-supervisor Rasmus Ejrnæs is a senior researcher at Wildlife Biology & Biodiversity (VIBI) at the National Environmental Research Institute (NERI). Dr. Ejrnæs is a leading expert on grasslands and nature management in Northwestern Europe. NERI is a leading institution for environmental monitoring and nature conservation research in Europe. The postdoc candidate is expected to provide cutting-edge skills in statistical modeling and to have strong collaborative skills. Relevant expertise specifically in relation to rewilding, e.g., animal ecology, conservation ecology, or grazing ecology, is also an advantage. The postdoc will be employed in ECOINF at the Department of Biological Science, AU. The position is for 1 year but will likely be extended as the project runs until the end of 2012. The preferred starting date is January 1 2011. Applications must be submitted online no later than Dec. 1st. 2010. For more information please contact Professor Jens-Christian Svenning, tel +45 8942 4711, svenning@biology.au.dk. Posted: 11/19/10.

Research Ecologist: The Institute for Wildlife Studies in Arcata, California is a non-profit, wildlife conservation and research organization conducting programs around the world. We are seeking a motivated and talented research ecologist to assist in developing and directing new programs and providing support for existing projects. Ideal candidates will be broadly trained ecologists/wildlife biologists interested in working on a wide variety of species, will have experience with GIS and will have a record of successful grant/proposal writing and publication in peer reviewed journals. Responsibilities include: experimental design, directing field personnel, data analysis, developing funding proposals, and manuscript and report preparation. This is a full-time position out of our Arcata, CA office. Job will include travel to field sites, partner meetings and conferences. Applicants should have excellent written and oral communication skills and good computer skills. Qualifications include a Ph.D. in wildlife biology, ecology or a related field, experience in working with live animals and conducting field research, and ability to work independently and as part of a team. Starting salary is $50-60k/year, DOE, plus benefits. Applicants must be citizens of the United States or be covered under a TN NAFTA work visa. Applicants should send: (1) Letter of interest, (2) Curriculum vitae, (3) List of a minimum of 5 references including email contact information. Submission materials should be sent by email to: Brian Hudgens (hudgens@iws.org) or by regular mail to Institute for Wildlife Studies, P.O. Box 1104, Arcata, CA 95518. Posted: 9/30/10.

Ecology Education Research: The Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies seeks applicants for a Postdoctoral Associate position in ecology education research with the Baltimore Ecosystem Study and the Pathways to Environmental Science Literacy MSP Project. See the job announcement for more details and to apply. We will begin reviewing applications immediately. Preferred start date is 1 July 2011, with 1 September 2011 as the latest acceptable start date. Posted: 5/10/11.

Senior Lecturer in Wildlife Science: (non-tenure track 36-week appointment), School of Forest Resources, College of Agricultural Sciences, Penn State. Available 08/01/11. Teach undergraduate courses in Mammalogy, Vertebrates Lab, Wildlife and Fisheries Measurements, and if expertise permits, Amphibians and Reptiles annually; academically advise undergraduate students; and curate the Penn State bird and mammal collection.Research grants may be added to cover summer salary, and there is an expectation that the Senior Lecturer will advise undergraduate or graduate research. Qualifications include an earned doctorate in wildlife or fisheries science or a closely related discipline, teaching experience, and a demonstrable commitment to education and research.Applicants should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, academic transcripts, and the names and contact information of three professional references to Dr. Paola Ferreri, Search Committee Chair, School of Forest Resources, Penn State, 408 Forest Resources Building, University Park, PA 16802; telephone 814--863-2095; fax 814-865-3725; e-mail cpf3@psu.edu (electronic submissions are encouraged). Review of applications will begin on July 8, 2011, and continue until the position is filled. Posted: 6/21/11.

Wildlife and Climate Change Education and Outreach: We are recruiting for a full-time Post-doctoral position at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, in collaboration with the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (WDNR). This is a 1-year position, from July 1, 2011 through June 30, 2012. Salary will begin at $40k per year. Start date is negotiable. Description: This position serves to develop outreach and education materials based on the WICCI wildlife report on climate change and natural resources as part of the Wisconsin Initiative on Climate Change Impacts (WICCI). WICCI is a collaboration among scientists at the University of Wisconsin campuses, the Wisconsin DNR, US Fish and Wildlife Service, US Forest Service, US Geological Survey, and several Nongovernmental Organizations to prepare for the impacts of climate change in Wisconsin. The Research Associate is responsible for: - updating and publishing the risk assessment of climate change to Wisconsin’s wildlife resources as a web publication with the Wisconsin DNR - develop outreach materials for managers and other stakeholders based on that report - develop an education/outreach module on climate change and adaptation for natural -resource managers in Wisconsin - provide general support for the WICCI wildlife group. Other projects may include working with the WDNR Bureau of Endangered Resources to integrate climate change into the State Wildlife Action Plan. The Research Associate will have the opportunity to collaborate on grant proposals related to climate change. The Research Associate will interact with a team of professionals in the Department of Forest and Wildlife Ecology (i.e., Assistant Scientists, professors) (one of whom will be the direct supervisor) and the co-leaders of the WICCI Wildlife Working Group. Knowledge and experience required: - Ph.D. in wildlife ecology, natural resources management, or related field required, - demonstrated interest in education and outreach, - knowledge of climate change literature desired, - proven oral and written communication skills. Closing Date: May 23, 2011 (to ensure consideration). Contact: Send a cover letter, resume, unofficial transcripts of graduate academic record, and contact information for three references (preference is via e-mail) to: Christine A. Ribic, Department of Forest and Wildlife Ecology, University of Wisconsin, 1630 Linden Drive, Madison, WI 53706-1598. e-mail: caribic@wisc.edu. Posted: 5/3/11.

Climate Change and Wildlife Science Fellow: Defenders of Wildlife is committed to understanding how climate change threatens native species and their habitats, then acting to reduce these vulnerabilities through adaptive, practical responses. The Fellowship offers a post-doctoral opportunity for professional development and publication opportunities in the emerging field of climate change adaptation policy and natural resources management. The Fellow will assist the organization in understanding the impacts of climate change on wildlife and its habitat, developing adaptation strategies, guidance or tools to mitigate the impacts over the next century, and communicating these impacts and strategies to policymakers, media, government agencies and the public. The Fellow is encouraged to engage in entrepreneurial synthetic research and creative outreach in support of adaptive policy and management solutions to climate change. The Fellow will shape an innovative vision for addressing climate change impacts and responses in the context of other major threats to biodiversity (e.g., habitat destruction, invasive species, and human development patterns). He/she will link technical scientific findings to conservation action and will offer technical assistance and play a leading role in "mainstreaming" climate adaptation into Defenders' conservation programs and into government agency programs Located in Washington, D.C., the Climate Change and Wildlife Science Fellow will have the opportunity to learn the intricacies of federal policymaking and interact with decision makers in Congress, federal and state agencies, and non-governmental organizations. The two-year fellowship provides an annual stipend of $50k, competitive benefits, and a travel and operational budget. Essential Duties: * Conduct and/or apply synthetic research that is relevant to adaptation of natural systems to climate change. * Conduct and/or apply research into sociological and institutional barriers to adopting adaptation approaches for biodiversity conservation. * Assist in the development of legislative and administrative policy. * Communicate awareness of climate change impacts and adaptation, and disseminate new, emerging findings to Defenders' staff as well as to key decision makers, the media, Defenders' membership, and the general public * Represent Defenders in public meetings, hearings, press events, conferences, and elsewhere Perform all other related duties as assigned. Qualifications * Education: Ph.D. in conservation biology, ecology, climate change, conservation planning, social ecology, or a related discipline in the natural resources disciplines. * Experience: Diverse experience with climate change science, preferably involving connections to important themes in climate change, conservation biology and conservation policy. * An equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted as a satisfactory substitute for the specific education and experience listed above. * Other: o Demonstrated ability to work independently to initiate, implement, apply, and/or publish scientific research and to communicate such research to both professional and lay audiences. o Familiarity with some of the major climate research organizations, such as the U.S. Global Change Research Program and/or the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. o Demonstrated ability to develop and maintain scientifically productive interdisciplinary collaborations. o Strong research, writing, organizational, and verbal communications skills. o Strong desire to publish policy-relevant reports and peer-reviewed papers and able to balance writing workload with other coalition, collaboration and communication work described herein. Interested applicants please reference Climate Change and Wildlife Science Fellow in your subject line and submit a letter of interest, along with your resume and salary history (must be included to be considered) to us via e-mail at: HR@defenders.org. Posted: 11/15/10.

Wildlife Population Ecology: The Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources, University of Idaho, Moscow is seeking an academic year Population Ecologist to teach a senior-level Fish and Wildlife Population Ecology course (4 credits) in fall semester 2011, teach a graduate level Population Analysis course (4 credits) in spring semester 2012, and develop and teach a second graduate course (2-3 credits) in applicant's area of expertise for spring 2012. The individual will work with current faculty in developing the graduate courses, present guest lectures in departmental courses as appropriate, provide at least 1 seminar presentation on the individual's research, and publish results of dissertation and/or other independent research. For a complete description of the position and instructions on how to apply see www.uidaho.edu/humanresources. View announcement # 12508060147. Close date: July 5, 2011. Salary Range: $32-35k. Position begins no later than 15 August and classes begin August 22. Minimum qualifications: Education: Ph.D. degree in Wildlife or Fisheries Population Ecology, Population Ecology, Quantitative Ecology or a closely related field. Research Experience: 2 years experience designing studies gathering data and analyzing data on population ecology of vertebrates in natural ecosystems, graduate research may count towards this requirement; willingness to assist faculty, staff and graduate students on study design and data analysis. Demonstrated oral and written communication skills. Demonstrated ability to work independently and with a group. Demonstrated knowledge of vertebrate population ecology, demonstrated ability to teach the above-named courses, demonstrated oral and written communication skills including delivery of scientific presentations to technical and non-technical audiences. Direct question to: Kerry Paul Reese (208-885-6435, kreese@uidaho.edu). Posted: 6/13/11.

Wildlife Population Ecology: The New York Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit at Cornell University is seeking candidates for a postdoctoral position to develop models to evaluate population status of select wildlife species, using spatial capture-recapture methods. One year appointment with possible extensions up to a total of 3.5 years. Application Deadline: June 24, 2011, or until suitable candidate is found. Start Date: July 16, 2011. The project will involve designing the field study, occupancy estimation using previously collected track-plate data, analysis of field data using spatial capture-recapture models, submitting manuscripts for publication, and communicating research to project sponsors. There will be opportunities for participating in field research. The candidate will be primarily supervised by Dr. Angela Fuller, U. S. Geological Survey, NY Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, at Cornell University (Ithaca, New York) and will work closely with Co-Principal Investigator, Dr. J. Andy Royle, U. S. Geological Survey, Patuxent Wildlife Research Center (Laurel, Maryland). The postdoctoral scientist will make several trips to Patuxent Wildlife Research Center and potentially to other locations to brief project sponsors. Minimum Requirements: 1. Ph.D. in ecology, wildlife biology, or a related quantitative field. 2. Strong programming skills with demonstrated knowledge of statistical modeling used to describe population dynamics from mark-recapture data. 3. Demonstrated desire and proven ability to publish in peer-reviewed journals. 4. Excellent writing and personal communication skills. 5. Exceptional command of written and spoken English. 6. The ability to work independently and under limited supervision. Recommended qualifications: Competitive candidates will also have one or more of the following qualifications: have a background in Bayesian inference, hierarchical modeling, occupancy modeling, ability to design wildlife studies, proficiency with R and WinBUGS, experience with ArcGIS, and experience in database construction and management. To Apply: Please send a curriculum vitae, a letter responding to each of the requirements and qualifications, a description of your background and experiences, and the names and contact information for three references to Dr. Angela Fuller, Department of Natural Resources, Cornell University, NY Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, B02 Bruckner Hall, Ithaca, NY 14853, angela.fuller@cornell.edu, (607) 255-2841. If sent via email, please provide a single pdf with all application materials. Posted: 6/13/11.

Wildlife Biologist: Balcones Canyonlands National Wildlife Refuge, US Fish and Wildlife Service, has an opening for a GS-0486-9/11 Refuge Biologist. Applications are now being accepted through the USAJobs website, search for R2-11-425579-CI-MP (Status Applicants) or R2-11-425586-CI-DEU (General Public Applicants). This refuge is located immediately northwest of Austin in the Texas Hill Country. Closes: 01/25/11. Posted: 1/13/11.

Wildlife Ecology: Postdoctoral ecologist – USDA, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station (RMRS) at Montana State University, Bozeman, MT. Duties: Analyze large-scale studies of disturbance and forest management (e.g., fire, bark beetles, and salvage logging) on wildlife populations (mainly birds), develop and advise on occupancy monitoring of focal species on National Forests, assist/collaborate with RMRS and MSU faculty and students on statistical analyses of avian demographic data, manuscript preparation and publication, oral presentations at workshops and scientific meetings, development of study designs, and supervision of field operations. Qualifications: (1) a Ph.D. in ecology, wildlife, biostatistics, or a related field within the last 4 years; (2) excellent quantitative skills; (3) a demonstrated ability to publish in peer-reviewed journals; and (4) strong motivation to work independently as well as in a team. Must have proficiency in application of recent analysis methods related to occupancy, demography, and habitat relationships. Preferred skills include: familiarity with R statistical software, computer modeling, GIS, and remote sensing. Exposure to Bayesian methods is also helpful. Applicants must be U.S. citizens. Successful applicant will be an employee of RMRS with benefits. Salary range is $57-67k (GS-11/12), depending on experience. Please send CV, cover letter, and copies of your 3 best publications to vsaab@fs.fed.us. Include brief statements in your cover letter describing your experience with different types of statistical analyses. Posted: 12/3/10.

Wildlife Ecology/Silviculture: The NSERC-Université Laval Industrial Research Chair in Silviculture and Wildlife has research opportunities for one post-doctoral fellow to participate in its research program. The program seeks to develop silviculture systems suited for the sustainable management of uneven-aged boreal forests. The post-doctoral project should commence no later than August 2010, with a duration of 1-2 years. A fellowship of 35k$ per year will be available. Research theme 1: Modelling animal communities in managed boreal forest – The project aims to model animal-habitat relationships in the managed forests of the Côte-Nord region of Québec. The study will integrate information on forest structure, composition, and management with data on animal communities that have been collected as part of the chair’s studies. Species groups to be considered include invertebrates, forest birds, and small mammals. A number of indicator species have been identified in uncut forests. We now need to determine whether these species are also adequate indicators of local species assemblages in post-logging forests. The following article presents one way to analyse the data: Azeria et al. 2009. Diversity and Distributions 15: 958-71. Research theme 2: Response of animal communities to various silvicultural practices – The postdoctoral fellow could characterize the impact of silvicultural practices on the foraging behaviour of small mammals. The results should reveal spatio-temporal variations in the perception of foragers to predation risk and competition intensity. The following paper presents a similar study: Lemaître et al.2010. Evolutionary Ecology Research 12: 203-16. The post-doctoral fellow should also become involved in other on-going studies, such as on woodland caribou. We are therefore looking for candidates with broad interests and skills. The post-doctoral fellow will have administrative responsibilities, which include: 1. Writing scientific papers, progress reports, and posters. 2. Helping to plan and supervise fieldwork. 3. Maintaining the project's database, as well as supervising and verifying contributions from employees and students. 4. Developing and maintaining links with practitioners, managers and researchers in order to promote an exchange on chair-related work. 5. Advising and assisting researchers and students in their studies. Qualifications: Hold a PhD in terrestrial ecology, forestry, biostatistics or related field. Have extensive research experience in animal or community ecology. Have in-depth knowledge of ecological modelling and contemporary multivariate statistical methods. Be familiar with the use of Geographic Information Systems. Université Laval is a French university and some basic French is an asset. Documents to provide by email: Applicants for this position should forward me a short cover letter indicating their motivation, accompanied by a current CV and the names and contact information of three references. We will begin to review the applications on 23 August 2010. Daniel Fortin, Département de biologie, Pavillon Alexandre-Vachon, 1045, av. de la Médecine, Université Laval, Québec (Qc) G1V 0A6, Canada, Email: Daniel.Fortin@bio.ulaval.ca. Posted: 8/6/10.

Statistical Methods for Integrating Wildlife Monitoring Data: A post-doctoral opening is available in the Department of Environmental Science, Policy and Management at the University of California, Berkeley, in statistical methods for analyzing wildlife monitoring data, beginning January, 2011, or later. The successful candidate will develop hierarchical models for synthesizing multiple types of population data, such as mark-recapture, camera-trap and occupancy data and will use simulations to evaluate and compare analysis methods. Requirements for the position include (1) a Ph.D. in ecology or statistics or related field, (2) demonstrated experience with relevant methods such as mark-recapture models, occupancy models, hierarchical models, and/or Markov chain Monte Carlo, and (3) demonstrated computer programming experience. Ecologists with strong mathematical skills and statisticians interested in gaining experience with ecological applications are especially encouraged to apply. The research will be relevant to the Sierra Nevada Adaptive Management Project. The position is funded at a competitive salary ($39-43k or commensurate with experience) for one year, with the possibility that we will seek additional funding. Applications (cover letter, CV, and contact information for 3 references) should be sent by e-mail to Dr. Perry de Valpine, pdevalpine@berkeley.edu, Dept. Environmental Science, Policy and Management, 137 Mulford Hall, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720-3114. Review of applications will begin September 15, 2010, and continue until the position is filled. Applicants should ask referees to review the UC Berkeley Statement of Confidentially. I will be at the ESA meeting in Pittsburgh next week and may be available to meet with qualified candidates. Posted: 7/30/10.

Wildlife Ecologist/Wildlife Control Manager: Birdstrike Control Program is seeking a motivated individual to fill a full-time position for Wildlife Ecologist / Wildlife Control Manager at McGuire AFB airfield in central New Jersey. This position requires a polished professional with an education and experience in biology, ecology, wildlife management techniques, wildlife ecology, and population data collection. Field experience and knowledge of bird or other wildlife behavior/ecology are a must. Experience in a broad range of wildlife control techniques, airfield safety protocol, and dog behavior are a plus. Significant field and training requirements and excellent personal skills necessary as well as professional experience in dealing with government agencies, strong written, research and verbal skills and minimally a Master's degree. Position is a long-term position, for minimally 5 years. Candidates must be self-motivated, highly organized, and work independently without direct supervision. Candidates must possess an advanced degree in a related field or equivalent experience. Starting salary = $45-65k, depending on degree and experience/degree. Due to military security issues, US citizens or nationals only. Background check required. Applicant must relocate in proximity to the airbase. Email cover letter, CV, and 3 reference contacts to BCP: cv@birdstrikecontrol.com. Accepting applications until position is filled. Position commences immediately. Birdstrike Control Program. Posted: 7/29/10.

Bird Biodiversity/Land Use Change Near Protected Areas: Biodiversity at the boundary: the response of birds to land use change in and near protected areas across the conterminous U.S. A 3-yr position is available for a postdoctoral associate to join an interdisciplinary research team examining the effects of human land use intensification near the boundary of protected areas on avian biodiversity. The position will be housed at the Silvis laboratory of Drs. Anna Pidgeon and Volker Radeloff, Department of Forest and Wildlife Ecology, University of Wisconsin-Madison. Protected lands in general, and National Forest System lands in particular, are critical to sustaining our biological heritage. However, protected lands are also an amenity that attracts development, and housing growth in and near National Forests, National Parks, and Wilderness Areas exceeds high national housing growth rates (Radeloff et al. 2010, PNAS). Although protected lands form a vital component of most regional strategies to conserve biodiversity, there has been little effort directed at understanding the proximity effects of private land use intensification on the capacity for protected land to maintain their conservation value. Because of the interdisciplinary nature of the project the successful candidate will be given the opportunity to work with members of the research team for extended periods in Fort Collins, CO ((Dr. Curt Flather, Rocky Mountain Research Station) and Evanston, IL (Dr. Susan Stewart, Northern Research Station). Qualifications: Applicants must have completed a Ph.D. in ecology or a related field prior to appointment. Candidates should have a strong background in spatial/landscape ecology; intimate working knowledge of GIS; and strong quantitative skills, particularly in the area of generalized linear modeling. Experience in the compilation and analysis of geographically large data sets will be viewed as an asset. We especially encourage candidates who work well in a collaborative setting and have excellent communication and writing skills. A start date in Feburary or earlier is preferred, but is open to negotation. To apply: Candidates should send a cover letter summarizing there research interests, a CV, a sample of representative publications, and the contact information for three references. Review of applicants will begin immediately; position will remain open until a suitable candidate is found. All application received on or before November 15th 2010 are guaranteed consideration. Application packages (emailed as a single PDF file) should be sent to (radeloff@wisc.edu and apidgeon@wisc.edu). Posted: 7/13/10, revised: 11/10/10.

Wildlife Consequences of Biofuel Production: A 2-yr position is available in the Zoology Department, University of Wisconsin-Madison, for a postdoctoral associate to join a collaborative project funded by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) to explore potential landscape-level impacts of expanding biofuels production on wildlife in southern Wisconsin. Although demand for biomass-based energy is increasing, little is known about the potential ecological consequences of large-scale transformation of current agricultural ecosystems to accommodate increased biofuels production. This research project will focus on wildlife and use plausible future land use/land cover scenarios based on potential biomass markets to model the future habitat of grassland wildlife ‘Species of Greatest Conservation Need.’ The postdoctoral associate will be based in the laboratory of Dr. Monica G. Turner, whose research group focuses on diverse projects in landscape and ecosystem ecology, and will collaborate closely with researchers in the Agricultural Ecosystems Research Group at UW-Madison and the DNR project leader, David W. Sample. The postdoctoral associate will develop quantitative habitat suitability models for grassland wildlife species; develop and test hypotheses about species-environment associations in the agricultural landscape; assess tradeoffs among different species and among competing resource demands; identify landscape configurations that may sustain wildlife populations while producing biomass for bioenergy production; and communicate research orally and through peer-reviewed journal articles. Some empirical study within the region may also be possible. Qualifications. Applicants must have completed a Ph.D. in ecology, conservation biology, wildlife ecology or a related field prior to appointment. Candidates should have experience with landscape ecology, GIS and spatial analysis, wildlife population and/or community studies, and habitat modeling. Strong quantitative skills, knowledge of agricultural ecosystems, and experience with terrestrial vertebrates, especially grassland avian communities, are assets. We especially encourage applications from outstanding candidates who work well in a collaborative setting and have excellent communication and writing skills. The desired starting date is September 1, 2010 or other mutually agreeable date. To Apply. Candidates should submit a cover letter, CV, one-page statement of research interests, and the names and contact information for three references. For full consideration, please apply by July 15, 2010; position will remain open until a suitable candidate is found. Application packages (emailed as a single PDF file) should be sent electronically to Dr. Monica G. Turner (turnermg@wisc.edu). Posted: 7/8/10.

Macroecology, Biodiversity, and Geo-Informatics: Jetz Lab, Dept of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology (EEB), Yale University Several two-year positions are available in our research group starting summer 2011 to work in areas related to ongoing NSF projects (Map of Life: An infrastructure for integrating global species distribution knowledge; Validating and advancing projections of species' distributions in the face of global change) and beyond. Extension beyond two years is possible. We are looking for the following potential candidates and qualifications: Postdoc in Macroecology, Biodiversity Science and Conservation Biogeography. Successful candidates will have extensive experience in the analysis of geographic biodiversity and ecological data, an additional strong background in community ecology and macroevolution, advanced technical skills in R and GIS, and a compelling publication record. Applications from candidates interested in global change questions are welcome. Postdoc in Biodiversity Informatics. Successful candidates will have superior skills in the development of tools for the analysis of biodiversity and geospatial data, advanced data management skills, advanced programming skills (in e.g. Java, Python, php, etc.), and evidence of successful development of software and/or web tools. Experience with GIS and satellite imagery is a plus. Researcher/Programmer in Geo-/Eco-/Biodiversity-Informatics, management of geospatial data. This is a post-BA/BSc/Master position. We are looking for someone with excellent programming skills and a strong interest in learning and developing new approaches to support the management and web-delivery of biodiversity data and tools. The successful candidate will likely have knowledge in most of the following: Java, Python, php, R, Linux. Experience in the analysis of remote sensing data and/or the use of SQL/ postgreSQL, PostGIS, ArcGIS will be a plus. If preferred, half-time employment is possible. Successful postdoctoral candidates will benefit from a number of existing data and project opportunities in the lab, but research beyond these is welcome and expected. Research Group: In the Jetz Lab, the successful candidate will interact with a number of PhD students postdoctoral fellows. Yale has a thriving community of postdocs and graduate students in ecology, evolution and global change science. The postdoctoral fellow will benefit from interactions with the EEB Department, the Yale Institute for Biospheric Studies, the Peabody Museum (both physically connected to EEB), the Yale Climate & Energy Institute, and the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies. Application: Please email a short letter of interest, C.V., and the names and contact details of three referees (ideally all combined in one pdf) to walter.jetz@yale.edu – subject line: Biodiversity Positions. Please submit application materials before 16 Jan, 2011. Posted: 12/21/10.

Biological Complexity: North Carolina State University is embarking on a new university-wide interdisciplinary initiative in biological complexity encompassing systems genetics, behavioral neurogenetics and neurogenomics, genome-environment interactions, ecological genetics, systems ecology, climate change, computational biology and bioinformatics. Applicants should have a PhD or equivalent, a strong research record with evidence of exceptional scholarship, and embrace interdisciplinary research. Faculty Positions in Biological Complexity: Multiple faculty positions associated with the initiative in biological complexity are available. Applicants should be broadly trained in areas covered by the initiative, have at least two years of productive post-doctoral research experience and have a commitment to training. New faculty members are expected to develop and maintain vibrant, extramurally-supported research programs and contribute to the teaching missions in the life sciences. Competitive salaries and startup packages will be provided to ensure a successful research program. We are primarily seeking faculty at the Assistant or Associate Professor level, but outstanding senior applicants will be considered. To apply for faculty positions, go to jobs.ncsu.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=89209 and provide a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a three-sentence statement of the most significant scientific problem(s) to be addressed in the near future, statements of research and teaching interests, and three letters of recommendation. Review of applications will begin immediately, and continue until the positions are filled. We welcome applications from groups of individuals and dual-career couples and will work with candidates to identify suitable employment opportunities for spouses or partners. Distinguished Postdoctoral Scholar Program in Biological Complexity: Associated with the new initiative in biological complexity is a distinguished postdoctoral scholar program. Applicants are expected to be near completion of a terminal doctorate degree. Postdoctoral scholars will receive competitive stipends and independent research funds to initiate an innovative research program with guidance from a multidisciplinary mentoring committee in areas covered by the initiative in biological complexity. To apply for a scholar position, go to jobs.ncsu.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=89221 and provide a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a three-sentence statement of the most significant scientific problem(s) to be addressed in the near future, statements of research and career plans, and three letters of recommendation. Review of applications will begin immediately, and continue until the positions are filled. Posted: 1/6/11.

Managing Director, Global Freshwater Team: The Nature Conservancy seeks a strategic conservation thinker to lead and manage its Global Freshwater Team. The primary focus of the team is to reduce the impact of water infrastructure development, reduce agriculture's footprint on freshwater resources, improve water management for people and nature, and advance system-scale conservation and management of great rivers around the world. The Director is accountable for raising public and private funds to support the freshwater team and its activities and serves as the Conservancy's principal freshwater spokesperson to government agencies, foundations, academia and partner conservation organizations. Master's degree preferred w/15 yrs experience in freshwater conservation or equivalent. Management, supervisory and budgetary experience required; experience in motivating and chartering interdisciplinary teams; experience in identifying, cultivating and closing major donor gifts; experience in influencing, developing and implementing conservation policy and plans; ability to build partnerships in multiple countries; ability to work with current trends and practices in sustainable water management and freshwater conservation across global regions. Frequent travel inside/outside the U.S. Visit www.nature.org/careers and apply to job #12992. Application deadline: April 15, 2011. Posted: 3/17/11.

Conservation Hotspots for Global Freshwater Biodiversity: We seek a post-doc to assist in quantifying conservation hotspots for global freshwater biodiversity. The project is a joint effort of the labs of Peter McIntyre (University of Wisconsin), David Dudgeon (Hong Kong University), and Mark Gessner (Leibniz Institute for Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries, Berlin), in collaboration with numerous academic and NGO collaborators. The project will be a follow-up to our recent analysis of global threats to rivers (Vorosmarty et al. 2010 Nature). The post-doc will conduct spatial analyses to identify freshwater conservation hotspots around the world using the latest GIS summaries of threats and species distributions. A variety of ancillary analyses will be used to assess the underlying causes, current status, future prospects, and conservation prioritization of hotspot areas. We anticipate that the results of the project will help to define near-term and long-term agendas for global freshwater conservation efforts. Expertise in both freshwater biodiversity and large-scale spatial analysis using GIS, a successful publication record, and a collaborative approach to science are essential qualifications. Candidates with specific experience in global geospatial analysis and prioritization algorithms are particular encouraged to apply. The successful applicant will be expected to work independently on the development of the spatial analyses while communicating regularly with the rest of the project team. The position may begin as early as 1 March 2011, and funding is available for at least 18 months. A competitive post-doc salary will be offered, including health benefits. The first year of work will be based in McIntyre’s lab at the University of Wisconsin in Madison, and then up to another year will be based in Gessner’s lab near Berlin. Both the Center for Limnology and IGB-Berlin are home to well-known research groups in aquatic science, and feature a vibrant atmosphere in which collegial interactions among faculty, staff, post-docs, and graduate students are the norm. Madison and Berlin are widely recognized for high quality of life, including lively culture and arts scenes. Costs of living are moderate, and public transportation or cycling routes are readily available. To apply, please submit electronic versions of a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, three relevant reprints, and the phone numbers and email addresses of three references to Valerie Seidel (vseidel@wisc.edu). Please assemble documents in a single PDF file. The letter of interest should explicitly address relevant experience/expertise in both freshwater biodiversity and spatial analysis. Review of applications will begin on 7 Febuary 2011 and will continue until the position is filled. Any questions about the position may be directed to Peter McIntyre (pmcintyre@wisc.edu). Posted: 1/27/11.

Ecology/Biodiversity: The Department of Biology at the University of New Mexico is seeking applications for a post-doc position in ecology/biodiversity. The post doc will be expected to play a major role in a multi-investigator, multi- institutional project supported by a four-year NSF Macrosystems Ecology grant. The research will focus on metabolic processes underlying the major patterns or biodiversity, especially in pervasive temperature dependence and requires a demonstrated working knowledge of theory, mathematical and computer modeling skills. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in ecology or a related discipline. Review begins with the first applications and continues until the position is filled. Applicants must submit a cover letter a curriculum vitae along with at least three phone numbers of references, three letters of recommendation and PDF’s of relevant preprints and publications to be sent directly to ecohire@unm.edu attn: James Brown. Application materials must be received by July 25, 2011, for best consideration. Questions related to this posting may be directed to Dr. James Brown at ecohire@unm.edu or to Katherine Thannisch at kthannis@unm.edu. Posted: 6/24/11.

Biodiversity Assessment/Climate Change: Post Doctoral Research Associate, Missouri Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, University of Missouri, Columbia. The position will be housed at the USGS National Climate Change and Wildlife Science Center Headquarters in Reston, Virginia, but will be an employee of the University of Missouri. This position functions as the coordinator for the Biodiversity component of the 2013 National Climate Assessment (NCA). Responsibilities include preparation of workplan for conducting the Biodiversity assessment, identifying subject matter experts knowledgeable of climate impacts to biodiversity, coordinating a workshop to solicit input and identify core components of the biodiversity assessment, and assisting writing teams to produce a report that informs the 2013 NCA Synthesis Report. It is anticipated that several peer reviewed journal publications highlighting significant interactions between global climate change and US biological diversity will be produced in addition to the workshop report. The position will be based at the USGS National Climate Change and Wildlife Science Center and supervised by the Center’s lead scientist, Shawn Carter, and Craig Paukert, University of Missouri. Qualifications: PhD in ecology, climate change science, or related field. The ideal candidate will have solid foundations in ecology (population, ecosystem, landscape), conservation biology, and climate science. The position will require frequent interactions with subject matter experts from around the US, excellent organizational skills, the ability to organize and lead multiple writing teams, and the capacity to articulate and write highly-synthetic scientific papers on subjects spanning a wide range of biological responses to global change. Stipend: $55-60k/year for 2 years; includes health benefits. Funding for this position is contingent upon favorable resolution of the FY 2011 Federal budget appropriation. Closing date: Until filled. Preferred start date spring or early summer 2011. Contact: Send letter of interest, cv, reprints, and contact information for three references to Shawn Carter (scarter@usgs.gov), 703-648-4085 and Craig Paukert (paukertc@missouri.edu, 573-882-3524. Posted: 4/6/11.

Biodiversity: As a part of our NSERC CREATE training program in biodiversity research, we seek applicants for a 2-year postdoctoral fellowship in the University of British Columbia Biodiversity Research Centre. The Centre is currently 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 organize a retreat. Starting date, 1 September 2011. Salary $43k per yr. Research stipend: $7k per yr. Send curriculum vitae, three letters of reference, and a brief statement of goals to: Search Chair, Biodiversity Research Centre, U.B.C., 6270 University Blvd., Vancouver, B.C., Canada V6T 1Z4. (Fax 604-822-2416, e-mail biodiversity.centre@ubc.ca). Closing date for application, 5 January 2011. Posted: 10/11/10.

Bird Biodiversity in Protected Areas: Project Title: Biodiversity at the boundary: the response of birds to land use change in and near protected areas across the conterminous U.S. A 3-yr position is available for a postdoctoral associate to join an interdisciplinary research team examining the effects of human land use intensification near the boundary of protected areas on avian biodiversity. The position will be housed at the Silvis laboratory of Drs. Anna Pidgeon and Volker Radeloff, Department of Forest and Wildlife Ecology, University of Wisconsin-Madison. Protected lands in general, and National Forest System lands in particular, are critical to sustaining our biological heritage. However, protected lands are also an amenity that attracts development, and housing growth in and near National Forests, National Parks, and Wilderness Areas exceeds high national housing growth rates (Radeloff et al. 2010, PNAS). Although protected lands form a vital component of most regional strategies to conserve biodiversity, there has been little effort directed at understanding the proximity effects of private land use intensification on the capacity for protected land to maintain their conservation value. Because of the interdisciplinary nature of the project the successful candidate will be given the opportunity to work with members of the research team for extended periods in Fort Collins, CO (Dr. Curt Flather, Rocky Mountain Research Station) and Evanston, IL (Dr. Susan Stewart, Northern Research Station). Qualifications: Applicants must have completed a Ph.D. in ecology or a related field prior to appointment. Candidates should have a strong background in spatial/landscape ecology; intimate working knowledge of GIS; and strong quantitative skills, particularly in the area of generalized linear modeling. Experience in the compilation and analysis of geographically large data sets will be viewed as an asset. We especially encourage candidates who work well in a collaborative setting and have excellent communication and writing skills. The position will begin on or near September 1st, 2010. Candidates should send a cover letter summarizing there research interests, a CV, a sample of representative publications, and the contact information for three references. Review of applicants will begin immediately; position will remain open until a suitable candidate is found. All application received on or before July 15th 2010 are guaranteed consideration. Application packages (emailed as a single PDF file) should be sent to (radeloff@wisc.edu). Posted: 7/7/10.

Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services: ATTENTION: we apologize but due to a technical issue with our email server some previous job applications were not received. The problem has now been resolved and we will be extending the deadline for submission of applications until 01 March 2011. If you have already submitted an application, you will receive a confirmation email by 1/28; if you receive no such confirmation please resubmit your application materials by the new deadline. Leopold Fellow. The newly formed Center for Energy, Environment and Sustainability (CEES) at Wake Forest University is accepting applications for a postdoctoral fellowship to begin February 01, 2011 (start date negotiable). The successful candidate will work with faculty members from a variety of departments who conduct active research in areas related to conservation, sustainability, economic development, emerging environmental markets and biodiversity. The candidate will also offer one upper-level seminar per year in his or her discipline. Highly qualified candidates will have experience working at the interface between remote sensing and conservation issues, especially as they pertain to the effects of land conversion and/or resource extraction on the integrity of ecosystems and ecosystem processes. Examples of specific areas of specialization that are highly desirable to the goals of the center include, but are not limited to: biogeochemistry, hydrology, climate change, and landscape ecology. The faculty working within CEES represents a diverse group of interest and disciplines working in iconic ecosystems such as the western Amazon and Andes, Galapagos, Serengeti, Southern Appalachians, and the North American Coastal Barrier Islands. Salary is $42k per yr with a competitive benefits package. Interested applicants should submit a curriculum vita, up to three representative publications and contact information for three references as a single pdf file to cees.postdoc@wfu.edu by 01 March 2011. Posted: 11/23/10, revised: 1/27/11.

Stream Ecology: Postdoc needed at Ball State University to work on studies of large river fish assemblages, gastropod assemblages or populations, or other stream ecology topics in our lab. The exact research topics are flexible based on applicants desires and experience. -Starting date of August 2011. -PhD and publication experience required -Background in stream ecology preferred. Application process: Please email a letter of application, complete CV, copies of academic transcripts, and names and contacts for three references to Mark Pyron at mpyron@bsu.edu. Review of applicants will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Posted: 2/21/11.

Stream Restoration Ecology: Post-doc Position (2 years). The Department of Ecology and Environmental Science carries out research and postgraduate education in ecology, environmental science and physical geography. The department has about 160 employees, about 20 of whom are post-docs. The present position will be associated with the interdisciplinary 4-year strategic research project RESTORE, funded by Formas and aimed at analyzing how ecological and political incentives interact in ecosystem restoration design. Fully staffed, the project will involve a campus team from Umeå University and SLU and an international team representing political science and ecology. The campus team will consist of a project coordinator, 3 professors, 3 PhD students and 3 post-docs and the international team of at least 3 researchers. Important tasks for the ecologists in this project are to take responsibility for the analysis of the ecological results of different types of restoration in stream ecosystems, synergies between stream and forest ecosystems, and the ways in which climate change is or should be incorporated into the design of stream restoration projects. The post-doc is expected to focus on issues about climate change and stream restoration, including the interaction between climate change policies and restoration design. To qualify for the position you should have a PhD degree in an ecological discipline, or equivalent, not more than 3 years old. Previous research on stream ecosystems would be an asset. You must be fluent in English. From the successful candidate, we demand documented capabilities of autonomous scientific research work and skills in writing scientific publications and reports in English. International applicants are encouraged to apply. Your application, in English, must include a short summary (2 pages) of your previous research experience, a short description (max. 3 pages) of how you could contribute to the research, a Curriculum Vitae with a list of publications, and names and contact details of three reference persons. For more information, contact Professor Christer Nilsson, tel: +46-(0)90-786 6003, e-mail: christer.nilsson@emg.umu.se. Union information is available from SACO, +46-(0)90-786 53 65, SEKO, +46-(0)90-786 52 96 and ST, +46-(0)90-786 54 31. Applications will be discarded or, if the applicant so wishes, returned two years after the position has been filled. Documents sent electronically should be in MS Word or PDF format. Your complete application, marked with reference number 315-1189-10, should be sent to jobb@umu.se (state the reference number as subject) or to the Registrar, Umeå University, SE-901 87 Umeå, Sweden to arrive February 14, 2011 at the latest. Posted: 1/27/11.

Urban Stream Restoration: One National Research Council (NRC) postdoctoral position (RO# 22.03.05.B7455) is available for a study of urban stream restoration and low-impact development (LID). Support will be provided through the US Environmental Protection Agency for 1 year with option for renewing based on progress and available funding. The postdoctoral scientist will work with Principle Investigator Dr. Paul Mayer (US EPA) and also with Dr. Sujay Kaushal (Univ Maryland-College Park), Dr. Peter Groffman (Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies), and Tom Schueler (Chesapeake Bay Stormwater Network) via a related study funded by Maryland Sea Grant. Time will be divided between Ada, Oklahoma and College Park, Maryland. Research will primarily involve synthesis, analysis, and publication of existing data on best management practices for nitrogen in restored urban streams and LID with potential for new measurements based on research interests of the postdoctoral scientist. Interested candidates should contact Paul Mayer (mayer.paul@epa.gov) for more information. Application deadline is 1 Feb 2011. Posted: 1/13/11.

Stream/Riparian Biodiversity and Ecosystem Function: Postdoctoral position (2 years). The Stream Ecology group, within the Department of Ecology and Environmental Science at Umeå University, investigates patterns and processes in stream environments, i.e. factors that drive stream biodiversity and the importance of stream biodiversity for stream ecosystem processes. The majority of the research is performed on benthic organisms and on leaf litter decomposition. The holder of the present position should carry out research on the relationship between biodiversity and ecosystem functioning in the aquatic-terrestrial interface, with focus on how movements of nutrients across the ecosystem boundary may drive biodiversity and thereby influence ecosystem functioning. Previous experience from working with aquatic and terrestrial invertebrates, and with isotope analyses, is an advantage, but not a prerequisite. For more information, see the full job ad. Deadline: August 16, 2010. Posted: 6/8/10.

Stream Biodiversity Project Manager: A collaborative team of researchers from Colorado State University, University of Nebraska and Cornell University seek individuals to join us on a recently awarded NSF Dimensions of Biodiversity grant called EVOTRAC (Evolutionary and Ecological Variability in Organismal Trait Response with Altitude and Climate). EVOTRAC aims to predict the vulnerability of stream organisms to climate change across latitudinal and elevation gradients by first understanding how temperature and disturbance shape stream biodiversity and function. Through several integrated research questions, we will build links between multiple levels of evolutionary, organismal and ecological biology using a combination of field surveys, in situ physiological tolerance measurements, and community/ecosystem scale mesocosm and whole stream experiments. To complete this highly integrative project, we are searching for a Project Manager who is enthusiastic about working in remote streams in Colorado and Ecuador, who speaks Spanish, and who is excited about interacting with a team of principal investigators from multiple universities and with international collaborators. Specifically we seek an individual with the following qualifications and expertise: - MS or PhD in ecology, evolution, or a related discipline. - Demonstrated leadership skills, with experience coordinating a large and diverse field crew. - Excellent communication and interpersonal skills. - Fluency in spoken and written Spanish and English. - Experience managing and integrating diverse types of field, genetic, and experimental data using relational databases. - Strong interest in being involved in data collection, analysis, and manuscript preparation. - Willingness to work in remote streams and field sites in Ecuador and Colorado for prolonged periods (weeks to months). - Excellent problem solving skills and resilience for dealing with unpredictable challenges that arise during fieldwork. - Basic knowledge of vehicle maintenance and mechanics. - Intention to commit to the full duration of the position. Starting salary will be $30-36k, based on experience and education. This position also includes benefits. The position will have an annual contract with extension up to a total of 3 years. Start date: April 2011. To apply for the EVOTRAC Project Manager position, please email your CV and a Letter of Interest that explains your qualifications for this job directly to Chris Funk (Chris.Funk@colostate.edu) by January 31, 2011. Top candidates will then be asked to submit an official application to the CSU Department of Biology. Posted: 12/7/10.

Hydrology Senior Software Engineer/Architect: The Consortium of Universities for the Advancement of Hydrologic Science, Inc. (CUAHSI) seeks a senior software engineer/architect to lead the development of data services for the academic water science research community. The Senior Software Engineer/Architect will develop a strategy to transition a standards-based services-oriented architecture for publication and discovery of water data from a research project to an operational service. The research project, CUAHSI Hydrologic Information System (HIS) consists of a central metadata catalog (HydroCatalog), a data publication server stack (HydroServer) and a data access, visualization, and analysis client (HydroDesktop). HIS has been developed in a Microsoft .NET environment and utilizes various commercial packages, including Microsoft SQL Server and ESRI’s ArcGIS Server software. The ideal candidate will have both a background in water science research (in the fields of earth science, engineering, or ecology) and a strong informatics background with understanding of Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) web service and data encoding standards, web services, and relational data bases. The ideal candidate will possess the leadership and management skills necessary to work in interdisciplinary teams and to manage employees. To be considered for this position, candidates must possess a combination of degrees that provide expertise in hydroinformatics with the highest degree being either a PhD, multiple Master’s Degrees or a Master’s Degree with at least 3 years of experience. The degrees may be in computer science, hydrologic science (broadly defined) or engineering or a combination of fields. Please submit your resume—including names, addresses, and contact information for 3 to 5 references—and cover letter to busmgr@cuahsi.org. Interviews will begin in May 2011 and continue until a suitable candidate has been found. We have a target hiring date of July 1, 2011. The preferred location for this position is in CUAHSI’s Medford, MA office, but alternate locations will be considered. Full job ad. Posted: 4/21/11.

Hydrologic Modeling and Climate Change: Saint Louis University, a Catholic, Jesuit Institution dedicated to student learning, research, health care, and service, is seeking applicants for a postdoctoral position focused on climate change and hydrologic and/or land surface process modeling based in the Center for Environmental Sciences. The position will contribute to an integrative project examining the potential impacts of climate change and regional population changes on aquatic resources in the Midwestern U.S., and how these impacts will influence natural systems. A primary goal of the project is to develop an integrative approach to predicting the influence of changes in climate, suburbanization, and land use dynamics on flooding frequency in the Midwestern U.S. The postdoc will be expected to contribute to modeling of hydrologic and/or land surface processes under various scenarios of future climate change and land use modifications. This is a two year position with the second year renewal contingent on a satisfactory annual review. Salary is competitive based on experience and health insurance is included. The successful candidate will have experience in hydrologic modeling, land surface process modeling, remote sensing and/or GIS. Computer programming skills and statistical expertise are preferred. A PhD in a field related to these areas is required by the starting date of employment. The anticipated start date for this position is January 1, 2012, but this date is negotiable. All applications must be made online at http://jobs.slu.edu (Req ID 20110567) and include a Curriculum Vitae, a cover letter with a statement of research experience and interests, and contact information for three references. Review of applications will begin on July 15, 2011 and continue until the position is filled. Please contact Dr. Jason Knouft (jknouft@slu.edu) with any questions. Posted: 6/29/11.

Hydrologic Modeling: The Center for Environmental Research, Education, and Outreach (CEREO) at Washington State University (WSU) and the Bren School of Environmental Science and Management at the University of California at Santa Barbara (UCSB) invite applications for two post-doctoral research appointments to participate in a large interdisciplinary effort to develop a biosphere-relevant earth systems model (BioEarth; www.cereo.wsu.edu/bioearth). This model will enable investigation of land-atmosphere interactions among carbon, nitrogen, and water under decadal-scale climate variability. The candidates will be involved in the integration of a large-scale hydrologic model with a hydro-ecologic modeling tool that includes biogeochemical processes and dynamic vegetation. Components of BioEarth include the Variable Infiltration Capacity (VIC) land surface model and the Regional Hydro-Ecologic Simulation System (RHESSys). The successful candidates should have experience with the application and development of modeling applications based upon one or both of these modeling systems (or modeling tools like them) in a Linux environment. Strong programming and scripting skills (C, Rstats, etc) and familiarity with GIS programming are required. Experience processing large environmental data sets (climate simulation output, land cover and remote sensing datasets) is an asset. The selected candidates will also have demonstrated strong written and oral communication skills. An earned Ph.D. in a relevant science or engineering field is required before the date of hire. CEREO is a faculty-led initiative of which the premise is to make WSU's outstanding environmental programs more than just the sum of the parts through building synergism and creative collaboration among faculty involved in environmentally-oriented activities (www.cereo.wsu.edu). The candidates will work directly with researchers at the Laboratory for Atmospheric Research (www.lar.wsu.edu) and in the Water Resource group in Civil and Environmental Engineering (hydro.cee.wsu.edu). This effort is also closely linked to an NSF IGERT on nitrogen cycling. The candidates will also work directly with researchers in the EcoHydrology Lab. Screening of applications will begin on June 15, 2011 and will continue until the position is filled. Candidates should submit (via e-mail) a letter of application which addresses all of the above requirements and describes your research interests, curriculum vitae, and names and addresses of five references to the following three individuals: Drs. Brian Lamb (blamb@wsu.edu) and Jennifer Adam (jcadam@wsu.edu), Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Washington State University, Pullman, WA 99164-2910; Dr. Christina Tague (ctague@bren.ucsb.edu), Bren School of Environmental Science and Management, University of California, Santa Barbara, CA 93106-5131. Posted: 5/20/11.

Hydrologic Modeling, Watershed Biogeochemistry, Climate Change: Our Hydrogeology Lab at Michigan State University seeks one or two postdoctoral researchers and several graduate students for research projects funded by NSF, NOAA, EPA, NASA and the USGS, which focus on hydrologic modeling, watershed biogeochemistry, and climate change. Candidates will join an interdisciplinary team examining the influence of changes in climate and land use on water resources, coastal invasive species, watershed nutrient and pathogen transport, near-shore harmful algal blooms, and the sustainability of agricultural practices. Candidates must have a Ph.D. in a related discipline, a demonstrated ability to conduct high-quality research and work effectively in interdisciplinary teams. Strong computer programming, GIS, remote sensing, and database management skills are desired. These one-year appointments can be renewed based on satisfactory performance. Postdoctoral applicants should send a letter stating their research interests along with a CV and contact information for three references to Dr. David Hyndman (hyndman@msu.edu, copy to geosci@msu.edu). Review of applications will begin on January 27th, and continue until the position(s) are filled. Graduate students should apply here. Posted: 1/21/11.

Watershed Hydrology/Ecology: The Watershed Hydrology & Watershed Ecology Lab at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln invites applications for a post-doctoral research associate position to work on topics related to stable isotope ecology and hydrology, watershed hydrology, land-atmosphere interactions, and eco-hydrology of forested ecosystems. The specific job description will ultimately depend on mutual interests between the candidate and the P.I., but it is expected that the successful candidate will work on field-based projects at research sites in Nebraska, Montana, and Colorado. Particular expertise in isotopic techniques and methodologies, surface hydrology, biogeochemistry, soil physics, datalogger and MATLAB programming, and Geographic Information Systems is preferred. The position offers a competitive salary and benefits for two years, provided that satisfactory progress is made during each year. Candidates must have a Ph.D. in watershed hydrology, biogeochemistry, ecosystem ecology, soil science, or related field at the time of the appointment. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. To apply please submit a cover letter, CV, and names and contact information of three references. Send these documents in a single PDF document to Diego Riveros-Iregui (driveros2@unl.edu). Posted: 6/20/11.

Hydroecology: Please take note of the 2012 USGS Mendenhall postdoctoral fellowship program which has a due date for applications of December 30. Our specific opportunity focuses on hydraulics, fine sediment dynamics, and ecological consequences of streamflow alteration. Potential candidates can contact us directly for more information. This opportunity. Guidelines for the USGS Mendenhall Postdoctoral Program: http://geology.usgs.gov/postdoc/ Jud Harvey (jwharvey@usgs.gov) and Laurel Larsen (lglarsen@usgs.gov). Posted: 11/22/10.

Stream Hydrology and Biogeochemistry: Yale University’s School of the Environment invites applications for a postdoctoral position beginning in 2011. The successful candidate will explore the movement of organic carbon – in both particulate and dissolved forms – within the hyporheic zone and the role of hyporheic-zone processes in regulating the quantity, composition, and lability of organic carbon exported from watersheds. The responsibilities of the position include the design, execution, and analysis of experiments intended to elucidate the effects of coupled hydrological and biogeochemical processes on the mobility and compositional changes of organic carbon within hyporheic-zone sediments. The postdoctoral associate may also collaborate on the development of computer-simulation models for the exchange of water and carbon between groundwater and stream water. Expertise in biogeochemistry, hydrology, stream ecology or a closely allied field is required. The appointment is for 18 months with a possibility of a six-month extension. To apply, send a description of research experience, curriculum vitae, reprints of publications, and contact information for three references to Professor James Saiers at james.saiers@yale.edu. Posted: 6/30/11.

Stream Hydrology/Sediment Dynamics/Ecology: A postdoctoral associate/junior researcher position is available in the Natural Resource and Environmental Management Department at the University of Hawaii Manoa. The position is associated with a Forest Service-funded long-term study that will use modeling and field observations to examine how climate change, invasive species, and the interactions of these two stressors will impact the hydrological and ecological function of Hawaiian streams. The postdoc will be part of a collaborative team of ecologists, climatologists, and watershed modelers. Field work will be conducted within the Hawaii Experimental Tropical Forest on the Hamakua coast of Hawai'i Island. The position will involve installation and monitoring of rain gages, stream gages, turbidity sensors and runoff plots within and around Hawaiian streams, sampling water and sediment from runoff plots, collecting stream water samples for nutrient analyses, sampling benthic macroinvertebrates, fish, shrimp and snail populations in Hawaiian streams, conducting experiments that will determine if changes in stream flow and spread of invasive vegetation affect sediment loads and reproduction, recruitment, and/or food resources of native shrimp (Atyoida bisulcata), and utilizing stable isotopes of C, N, and H to investigate food web dynamics. The successful candidate must have a Ph.D. in hydrology, biogeochemistry, aquatic ecology, stream/riparian ecology or related field as well as experience with sampling of stream or aquatic physical, chemical and biological parameters, proficiency with statistical analyses, ability to work collaboratively and in team setting with university and federal researchers, graduate students, and NGO collaborators, and the ability to travel independently to various geographical locations in a timely manner. Desirable qualifications include experience in: measuring stream hydrologic parameters, sediment dynamics, and erosion; establishing and monitoring sediment runoff plots; GPS and GIS; measuring secondary production, reproduction, and /or recruitment of stream organisms; use of stable isotope analyses to examine food web dynamics; and publication in peer-reviewed journals. The position is funded for a year, but may be extended for additional years depending on performance and funding. To apply, please submit cover letter indicating how you satisfy the minimum and desirable qualifications, curriculum vitae, transcripts, and names of 3 professional references by email to bruland@hawaii.edu (electronic applications are preferred, hard copies may be sent to: Dr. Greg Bruland, Natural Resources & Environ. Management Dept., 1910 East-West Road, Sherman 101, Honolulu, HI 96822). See Work at UH website for more information (refer to position #0085443T). Review of applications will begin on Nov. 1, 2010, with a potential start date of Jan. 2011. Posted: 9/24/10.

Ecohydrology – Plant Water Use: The Biology Department and Nicholas School of the Environment at Duke University seek a biological or earth system scientist in ecohydrology or plant water transport. The two-year project, funded by the National Science Foundation, compares the functioning of deep (5-20 meters underground) and shallow roots and stems for trees growing in the southern United States. It uses a novel cave system developed by the PIs in central Texas to study tree roots in situ and is based on previous molecular-based fingerprinting to match the roots to their respective shallow counterparts and tree trunks. The research questions include: 1) How much water that trees use comes from deep underground? 2) What are the unique physical characteristics of deep roots that promote water transport? and 3) To what extent do specialized water channels in plants contribute to their ability to take up and transport water? Primary responsibilities may include installation and maintenance of sapflow and microclimate monitoring equipment, periodic collection of plant physiological and structural data, lab physiological and hydraulic measurements, and/or modeling of water uptake and transport. Send a CV, statement of interests, and names of three references to: Jackson@duke.edu or Rob Jackson, Professor, Biology Department and Nicholas School, Box 90338, French Sciences Building 3311, Duke Univ., Durham, NC 27708-0338. Duke is an equal opportunity employer; minority applicants are strongly encouraged to apply. Applications will be reviewed as they are received; please apply by March 1st, 2011 for full consideration. Lab web page: http://www.biology.duke.edu/jackson. Posted: 1/27/11.

Soil Hydrology: Postdoctoral or Research Assistant Position. A highly self-motivated individual is sought for a postdoctoral or a full-time research assistant position at Penn State. A Ph.D. or a Master degree in soil science, hydrology, geophysics, geosciences, ecology, engineering, or a related discipline is required. Demonstrated excellence in technical, oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills is expected. This person will join an interdisciplinary team to work in the Shale Hills Critical Zone Observatory. The work will build upon existing extensive databases and calls for an integrated approach to discover subsurface architecture and its impacts on diverse processes in the Critical Zone (especially soils). The work involves geophysical investigations, soil moisture monitoring, preferential flow detection, soil-landscape modeling, thermodynamic applications, and sensor networks, among others. Skills in geophysical tools, computer programming, geospatial technologies, spatial-temporal analysis, and soil/hydrologic instrumentation are desirable. Ability to publish quality research results in scholarly journals and contributions to grant proposals are expected. Applicants must have a strong interest in fundamental understanding of natural processes, enjoy field data collections, and be skillful in quantitative and comprehensive analysis. The position is available immediately. Initial appointment is for twelve months, which may be renewed contingent upon satisfactory performance and fund availability. If interested, please send a letter of application, a resume, a one-page statement of research interests and long-term goals, and names and contact addresses of three references to Henry Lin at henrylin@psu.edu. Posted: 2/16/11.

Ecohydrology: Ecohydrological Partitioning in the Critical Zone. We have an immediate opening for an post-doctoral scientist to work with a team of scientists on the NSF-funded Jemez River Basin and Santa Catalina Mountains (JRB-SCM) Critical Zone Observatory (CZO). We seek a highly motivated and enthusiastic individual with a recent PhD in ecohydrology, terrestrial hydrology, biometeorology, physiological ecology or other related field. See the full advertisement for details. Please send a current CV, a statement of research interests and expertise, and names, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses of three references to Shirley (Kurc) Papuga, School of Natural Resources and the Environment, University of Arizona, PO Box 210043, Tucson, AZ 85721 USA (or via email: papuga@email.arizona.edu) by 18 December 2010. Posted: 11/8/10.

Water/Land Use and Climate Change: Adaptive governance: water, land use and climate change in an urbanizing agricultural region. One postdoctoral researcher position is available with the Rissman research group at the University of Wisconsin-Madison as part of a new five-year project funded by the National Science Foundation's Water Sustainability and Climate (WSC) program. The geographic setting for this project is the Yahara Watershed, an urbanizing agricultural watershed in southern Wisconsin, containing the city of Madison. Here and elsewhere, human needs for freshwater are growing as changes in climate, landscapes, the built environment and institutions alter water flows and quality in sometimes unpredictable ways. These changes affect ecosystem services related to freshwater, such as flows of freshwater for domestic, agricultural, industrial, recreational and other uses; regulation of floods; water quality; and aspects of human health. To strengthen conceptual frameworks and improve predictive capacity, our interdisciplinary project will integrate biophysical and social-economic aspects of regional water systems. The overarching question of our work is: How will ecosystem services related to freshwater vary and how can they be sustained in regional watersheds as climate, land use and land cover, land management, the built environment and human demands change? As a part of this overarching question, we ask: How can regional governance systems for water and land use be made more resilient and adaptive to meet diverse human needs? In what ways are regional human-environment systems resilient and in what ways are they vulnerable to potential changes in climate and freshwaters? These positions will focus on regional governance; adaptive management and decision making under uncertainty; spatial analysis and geovisualization; and the historical development of policy, politics, science and conservation interventions. Applicants should have a prior degree in natural resources, geography, political science, planning, environmental policy, or related field. Previous research experience, social science background, and experience with coupled social and environmental systems are preferred. Experience with a combination of qualitative and quantitative research methods are desired. Experience with ArcGIS, spatial analysis, and geovisualization desired but not required. Strong GPA, GRE scores, and oral and written communication skills are required. Applicants bringing diverse backgrounds and perspectives to the research program are encouraged to apply. The 2-year Postdoctoral Research position will begin in the Spring or Summer 2011. Review of applications will begin January 10, 2011 and continue until an applicant is selected. To apply, email Dr. Adena Rissman (arrissman@wisc.edu) the following in a single PDF document: cover letter, CV with undergraduate/graduate GPA and GRE scores, and unofficial undergraduate/graduate transcripts. Posted: 12/14/10.

Ecohydrology and Water/Land Use: Multiple research positions are now available at the University of Wisconsin-Madison as part of a new five-year project funded by the National Science Foundation's Water Sustainability and Climate (WSC) program. The geographic setting for this project is the Yahara Watershed, an urbanizing agricultural watershed in southern Wisconsin, containing the city of Madison. Here and elsewhere, human needs for freshwater are growing as changes in climate, landscapes, the built environment and institutions alter water flows and quality in sometimes unpredictable ways. These changes affect ecosystem services related to freshwater, such as flows of freshwater for domestic, agricultural, industrial, recreational and other uses; regulation of floods; water quality; and aspects of human health. To strengthen conceptual frameworks and improve predictive capacity, our interdisciplinary project will integrate biophysical and social-economic aspects of regional water systems. The overarching question of our work is: How will ecosystem services related to freshwater vary and how can they be sustained in regional watersheds as climate, land use and land cover, land management, the built environment and human demands change? We are seeking to build a diverse, interdisciplinary team of scholars, including approximately six graduate research assistants working towards a Ph.D. degree, two postdoctoral scientists, two research specialists, and several undergraduate research scholars. Several research laboratories at UWM are involved: Dr. Chris Kucharik (Agronomy and The Nelson Institute Center for Sustainability and the Global Environment), Dr. Steve Loheide (Civil and Environmental Engineering), Dr. Adena Rissman (Forest and Wildlife Ecology), Dr. Steve Carpenter (Zoology and Center For Limnology), and Dr. Monica Turner (Zoology). For more information about the project and the full job ad, see: http://wsc.limnology.wisc.edu. Posted: 11/2/10.

Hydrology-ecology: I seek a Post-Doctoral Research Associate and PhD student for a project to develop regional ecological-flow relationships that will form the scientific framework for setting environmental flow standards and understanding impacts of global climate change in the Ozark Mountains and the state of Arkansas. Objectives are to classify stream types within Arkansas based on hydrology and geomorphology and develop regional-level hydrology-ecological response relationships for a portion of the Ozarks. We will use existing hydrologic and biological databases, along with comparative studies within the Ozarks to develop ecological-flow relationships. This study will provide the basis for conservation of many fish, crayfish and macroinvertebrate species. The post-doc and PhD student will work with a multidisciplinary team of faculty members, state and federal agency personnel, and NGO staff. This project will involve field work in the Ozark Mountains and may also involve experiments and observations in the lab. Applicants should have a BS and MS (and PhD for those seeking the post-doc) in fisheries, ecology, biology, or a related field and; 3.0 GPA (minimum); 1100 (V+Q) minimum GRE. Previous research experience with fish, invertebrates and/or streams is preferred. Strong quantitative skills and knowledge of GIS are preferred. Applicants must be responsible, motivated, and able to work independently in remote field locations. Graduate student stipend will be $18k plus full tuition waiver with potential for additional fellowships. Applications will be considered on October 15, 2010 but will be accepted until the positions are filled. Start date January 2011 is flexible. Contact me for information or email 1) a letter describing your interests and career goals, 2) your resume (including GPA and GRE scores), 3) names and telephone numbers of three references, and 4) transcripts to: Dan Magoulick, Arkansas Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR 72701, danmag@uark.edu, 479-575-5449. Posted: 9/23/10.

Hydrologic Modeler: The Wilderness Society (wilderness.org), a science-based conservation organization, is seeking a full-time temporary Hydrologic Modeler to work on simulating current and future watershed dynamics. Our goal is to understand the current hydrology of an important salmon-bearing stream and how conditions are likely to be altered by climate change and mine reclamation. This position is deal for a PhD with research experience in hydrologic modeling of river flow, structure and temperature, although exceptional candidates with MS plus experience are encouraged to apply. This is a 1 yr position with possibility for extension, and is based in our Anchorage, AK office. The Wilderness Society offers competitive salary and benefits. Applicants should be US Citizens or be authorized to work in the United States. A complete job description available by request. Review of applications will begin October 11, 2010 and remain open until the position is filled. Questions and applications (cover letter, CV, copies of relevant publications and contact info for 3 references) can be directed to Dr. Wendy Loya, Ecologist, wendy_loya@tws.org. Posted: 9/17/10.

Advisor - Ecohydrology: Conservation International (CI) is seeking international expertise in eco-hydrology to fill an Advisor position in our Science and Knowledge Division. This position includes refining and leading the research agenda for our institutional freshwater strategy, conducting strategic research in priority CI regions, creating and managing research institution partnerships in eco-hydrology, hydrological modeling, research related to impacts of land uses on water quality, quantity and distribution, and providing technical guidance to our Science and Knowledge, Global Initiatives, and Field Divisions to implement projects with eco-hydrological components. The Advisor is also expected to provide critical input into CI’s policy engagement on freshwater issues. This is a high profile position within a fast moving and effective conservation organization, sought to connect our work on species and habitat conservation to the hydrological properties of ecosystems. See the full job ad for more details and to apply. Posted: 7/23/10.

N Fixation in Pacific Northwest Forests: We are recruiting post-doctoral applicants to submit proposals for a USGS Mendenhall Research Opportunity examining climatic controls on biological nitrogen fixation in forests of the Pacific Northwest. This research opportunity may include a combination of literature survey and meta-analysis, field studies along climatic gradients, and/or simulation modeling to examine the implications of climate-dependency of biological nitrogen fixation for carbon cycling and storage. Selection of the successful applicant is based on the merit and relevance of an 8 page research proposal, as well as the applicant’s qualifications to complete the proposed work. This is a 2-year post-doctoral position based in Corvallis, Oregon. Appointment is a USGS federal GS-12 position, with annual salary of $60-78k plus benefits. Applications are due December 30, 2010, submitted through USAJobs.gov. More details on this specific research opportunity. General information, selection procedures, timelines, and FAQ regarding the USGS Mendenhall post-doctoral program. Research Advisors: Steven Perakis (USGS Forest and Rangeland Ecosystem Science Center) (541) 758-8786, sperakis@usgs.gov; David Myrold (Oregon State University), david.myrold@oregonstate.edu; Dominique Bachelet (Conservation Biology Institute), dominique@consbio.org. Interested applicants should contact Steven Perakis for more information, and should include a CV. Posted: 11/4/10.

Nutrient Biogeochemistry: Senior Research Associate, Ref: A125, Salary: £30,747 - £35,646. Closing Date: 29 November 2010, Interview Date: 13 December 2010. Applications are invited for a full-time senior research post based in the Centre for Sustainable Water Management (CSWM) in the Lancaster Environment Centre, Lancaster University. The research is focused on nutrient biogeochemical cycling in agricultural catchments to understand the broad implications for freshwater quality. The emphasis is on quantitative data analysis and interpretation rather than primary data collection, and will be based on a large number of datasets generated from various research projects and from publicly available research data. We are looking for someone with strong analytical skills in interpreting the impact of diffuse nutrient pollution from temporal and spatial data at a range of scales up to catchment scale, requiring expertise in environmental statistics and/or environmental modelling. The post is funded for 20 months in the first instance and the anticipated start date is January 2011. You should have a PhD and postdoctoral research experience together with a strong publications record in peer-reviewed journals. Further information and online application. Posted: 11/3/10.

Stream Biogeochemistry: A postdoctoral associate position in stream biogeochemistry is available in the School of Biology and Ecology at the University of Maine. The position is associated with a NSF-funded project that examines the response of multiple, coupled biogeochemical cycles and a variety of ecosystem processes to chronic watershed nitrogen enrichment and acidification. The research focuses on terrestrial-aquatic linkages and the postdoctoral associate will be part of a collaborative team of stream ecologists, geochemists, and terrestrial ecologists. Field work is conducted at two long-term, whole-watershed experiment sites in Maine and West Virginia, USA. The successful candidate must have a PhD in ecology or relevant area and experience in biogeochemistry. Specific experience in nutrient spiraling, the use of stable isotope tracers, stream metabolism, and microbiology is highly preferred. The position is for up to two years. Finalist for this position must complete necessary background checks. To apply, please send a cover letter, CV, and the names and contact information for three references to: Dr. Kevin Simon (ksimon@maine.edu), School of Biology and Ecology, University of Maine, Orono, ME 04469-5722. Posted: 9/16/10.

Modeling Arctic Stream Biogeochemistry: The University of New Hampshire seeks a highly motivated postdoctoral scientist who will address research questions regarding arctic stream biogeochemical processes, the influence of the hyporheic zone, responses to changing seasonality, and consequences for nutrient fluxes at river network scales. The successful candidate will be expected to develop, apply, and evaluate models to address these questions. Modeling will focus on the seasonally dynamic role of the hyporheic zone, a critical area of biogeochemical activity that is expected to change as the arctic climate warms. Initial model development will be at the reach scale, with ultimate translation to the network scale. A background in mathematics and hydrology or other environmental science is essential. The successful candidate must have strong quantitative skills, preferably with a programming background (including MATLAB or R). This modeling effort is part of a larger collaborative science team that includes researchers from multiple institutions taking field measurements and conducting experiments in a number of arctic streams located on the north slope of Alaska. The position is focused on modeling, but the successful candidate will also be expected to participate in seasonal field campaigns at Toolik Lake, Alaska during spring, summer, and fall conditions. Position is available immediately and will remain open until filled. Applicants should send a curriculum vitae, statement of research interests, and contact information for three references to Dr. Wilfred Wollheim (wil.wollheim@unh.edu). Posted: 9/2/10.

Aquatic Ecology and Biogeochemistry: Applications are being accepted for a postdoctoral position in the area of aquatic ecology and biogeochemistry in the Department of Biology, Trent University. The candidate will work as part of a multidisciplinary team on topics involving aquatic ecology and ecosystem ecology. The candidate must have experience in and an excellent understanding of aquatic biogeochemistry as demonstrated by a good publication record in international journals. Knowledge of and landscape GIS analysis would be an asset. The initial appointment is for 1 year with the possibility for renewal depending on funding and performance. Preferred start date is before June 1, 2011 but is negotiable. To apply, send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, examples of publications, and the names of three academic references to the address below (e-mail is preferred). Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until filled. Contact: Dr. Paul C. Frost (paulfrost@trentu.ca), Trent University, Department of Biology, Peterborough, ON, Canada K9J 7B8. We will begin reviewing applications April 30, 2011. Posted: 4/19/11.

Aquatic Biogeochemistry: The University of New Hampshire seeks a highly motivated postdoctoral scientist who will apply in situ instrumentation to address research questions regarding biogeochemistry of streams and rivers of New Hampshire and Massachusetts. Recently developed in situ instruments such as optical nitrate, optical CDOM, and wet chemistry phosphorus analyzers offer significant potential to understand catchment and riverine processes controlling nutrient fluxes. Potential research foci can include the role of spatial and temporal heterogeneity in defining nutrient fluxes throughout river systems, the stoichiometry of nitrogen, phosphorus, and carbon loading from different land uses, and feedbacks among carbon-nitrogen-phosphorus ratios and in-stream processes. Previous experience with data loggers is preferred. The successful candidate must have strong technical and/or electronic skills in order to test, manage and trouble shoot multiple, novel, in situ instruments, and to manage large data streams. The position is focused on understanding the sustainability of New England watersheds in response to multiple human activities across the landscape. Position is available immediately and will remain open until filled. Applicants should send a curriculum vitae, statement of research interests, and contact information for 3 references to Dr. Wilfred Wollheim (wil.wollheim@unh.edu). Posted: 11/12/10.

Aquatic Biogeochemistry: Applications are being accepted for a postdoctoral position in the Department of Biology, Trent University, Peterborough, Ontario, Canada. The position will be in the area of aquatic biogeochemistry and will be focused on the role of land use, especially urban land use, on the flux of greenhouse gases from aquatic ecosystems. In particular, this project seeks to investigate the magnitude of carbon and nitrogen greenhouse gas losses to the atmosphere from aquatic ecosystems and the biological and physico-chemical processes that control these fluxes. The candidate must have experience in and an excellent understanding of biogeochemistry and/or aquatic ecology as demonstrated by a good publication record in international journals. Strong leadership skills are also required as the post-doctoral fellow will be expected to provide some guidance and assistance to junior members of the laboratory. The position is, in part, funded by the Ministry of Research and Innovation (Government of Ontario) Postdoctoral Fellowship Program targeted towards outstanding young scientists. Additional funding for this position is available through Canada’s Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council Discovery and Strategic Grants. The position is available for 2 years. The start date must be before January 1st 2011. To be eligible to apply candidates must have received their PhD no more than two years before the application deadline or be expected to complete their PhD when taking up the PDF. To apply, send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, examples of publications, and the names of three academic references to the address below (e-mail is preferred). Review of applications will begin on July 5, 2010 and will continue until the position is filled. Contact: Dr. Marguerite A. Xenopoulos, Trent University, Department of Biology, Peterborough, ON, Canada K9J 7B8 [mxenopoulos@trentu.ca]. Posted: 6/4/10.

Aquatic Ecology/Limnology: postdoctoral research position, Hancock Biological Station/Watershed Studies Institute, Murray State University. Full-time, 2-year appointment to begin July or August 2011. Qualifications: Ph.D. required in freshwater aquatic ecology/limnology. ABD with documented plan of completion will be considered. Experience with environmental sensors preferred. Responsibilities: Conduct research in the areas of biological or chemical limnology, and/or analysis of long-term data sets. The position is not grant related, and there will be flexibility to explore a variety of interests. Position will remain open until filled. To apply: Send a letter of application detailing research goals and experience, vitae, unofficial academic transcripts, and two letters of reference to David White, david.white@murraystate.edu Hancock Biological Station, 561 Emma Drive, Murray, KY 42071 (270) 474-2272. Posted: 5/24/11.

Aquatic Ecology: Applications are solicited for a post-doctoral associate in the laboratory of Jonathan Moore at Simon Fraser University. Applicants will develop a collaborative research project with the PI and members of the group that falls broadly within coastal conservation and ecology, and can be tailored to the interests of the successful applicant. Examples of potential research areas include: Pacific salmon ecology and conservation, invasive species, watershed disturbance, and stable isotope ecology. A Ph.D. in ecology or a relevant field is required, and top candidates will have strong quantitative skills, an excellent publication record, and be interested in becoming an active member of the highly collaborative Earth 2 Ocean research group. The position will be funded initially for one year, with one or more years of additional funding available, contingent upon performance. Additional funds will be available to support new data collection and collaborative research endeavors. Applications will be reviewed beginning May 20, 2011. Interested candidates should submit a CV, three letters of reference, up to three relevant publications, and a brief (2 pages or less) description of research interests and a research project proposal. Please send all materials via email to jwmoore@sfu.ca. Posted: 5/4/11.

Quantitative Wetland/Aquatic Ecologist: Applications are invited for a Post Doctoral position at the University of Maryland, College Park & Chesapeake Biological Laboratory – University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science. This position is available starting September 2011 for a two-year appointment with Drs. Margaret Palmer (stream restoration ecologist) and Lisa Wainger (environmental economist). The researcher will participate in a major synthesis effort on the biophysical and ecological basis of freshwater ecosystem services and be part of an international modeling team that includes natural and social scientists, and water resource managers. The researcher may be based at the University of Maryland, College Park (Dept. of Entomology) or at the Chesapeake Biological Laboratory (Solomons, Maryland). Minimum Qualifications: · PhD completed in quantitative wetland/aquatic ecology (Applicant with MSc *may* be considered given a record of extensive research and work experience in the essential areas) · Evidence of strong quantitative skills and expertise with statistical or process-based models of watersheds and aquatic systems · Strong interpersonal, leadership and communication skills. Other assets: · Knowledge of Bayesian Belief Networks and/or decision science techniques · GIS and/or database management · Start date: September 2011. Questions about the position should be sent to Dr. Lisa Wainger (wainger@umces.edu). Applications should include a cover letter, current CV and contact information for three references. Applications should be submitted in PDF format to: aquabase@umces.edu. Target date for applications to be received is: May 30th, 2011. Posted: 5/4/11.

Wetlands Ecology/Biogeochemistry: Assistant Scientist / Post-doctoral Research Associate. The School of Public and Environmental Affairs (SPEA) at Indiana University seeks to appoint an Assistant Scientist on the Bloomington campus. This is a non-tenure track, full-time faculty position with up to a three-year commitment and primary obligations in the area of research of basic and applied wetland science with some opportunities for teaching. The successful applicant will contribute to existing research projects in estuarine and freshwater wetlands and will develop & implement new projects, including composing new research proposals. Experience in wetland biogeochemistry, including greenhouse gas (N2O, CH4, CO2) fluxes, soil processes and plant ecology is required. Experience with GIS and landscape modeling is desirable. Excellent writing and speaking skills are needed for this position. The ideal candidate will have a Ph.D in wetlands ecology or similar discipline (e.g. ecology, soil science, environmental science) with several years of post-doctoral research experience. SPEA is a multidisciplinary, university-wide division of Indiana University and is organized as a professional school committed to excellence in research, teaching, and service and to addressing critical issues in environmental science and public affairs. All faculty members teach required and elective courses at the undergraduate, masters, and doctoral levels. SPEA is one of the largest U.S. public affairs schools in the nation with over a total of 70 tenure-track faculty on its two main campuses, Bloomington and Indianapolis. The graduate program consistently ranks among the best in the country. Review of applications will begin April 1 and continue until the position is filled. Please submit a letter of application, current vita, supporting documentation of outstanding instructional abilities, complete contact information, and three letters of recommendation electronically to speahr@indiana.edu or a hard copy to: Dr. David Reingold, Associate Dean for Bloomington, SPEA, Room 300, 1315 E. Tenth Street, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN, 47405-1701. Posted: 1/12/11.

Biogeochemistry: This is a non-tenure leading post-doctoral research associate position established for a period of one year with Dr. Amy Burgin at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Continuation of this position beyond one year is contingent upon the availability of grant funding and satisfactory accomplishment of assigned duties, up to a maximum of three years. The post-doc will conduct research in support of a USDA funded project on the greenhouse gas fluxes, global warming potential and carbon storage of constructed wetlands in agricultural landscapes. The research will include measurements of carbon dioxide, nitrous oxide and methane gas fluxes, installation and maintenance of a soil moisture and oxygen sensor network (in collaboration with Fondriest Environmental), and soil/water chemistry in a restored wetland in Dayton, OH. The position will be based at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and will require frequent travel to the field location in Dayton. Opportunities will be provided for developing independent projects related to scaling up the ongoing research or linking environmental controls to microbial diversity and function. Qualifications: A Ph.D. in Ecology, Soil Science or related discipline is required. Additional requirements include: research experience in biogeochemistry and ecosystem ecology, evidence of strong quantitative and writing skills, interest in interdisciplinary science and evidence of successful prior collaboration, and the ability to take initiative and work independently. Desired Skills: Working knowledge of methodologies for measuring trace gas fluxes, gas chromatography, and soil or water chemistry, experience manipulating and analyzing large datasets, and familiarity with modeling and/or remote sensing skills. For questions about the position, please contact Dr. Amy Burgin ( burginam@gmail.com). To be considered for this position, please submit an application packet to the same e-mail address with the term “5R postdoc” in the subject line. Application packets should be a single pdf file that includes a cover letter describing the applicant’s background, skills and interest in the position, a curriculum vitae, and the names and complete contact information for three professional references. Review of applications will begin July 1, 2011, and continue until the position is filled. Applicants must be eligible to work in the US. All hires are subject to final budgetary approval. Posted: 5/18/11.

Ecology and Biogeochemistry of Biofuel Production: The University of Illinois and Energy Biosciences Institute seek a creative and energetic postdoctoral associate with strong background in ecosystem ecology to join a collaborative team (Evan DeLucia and Carl Bernacchi) conducting research on biogeochemical cycling and land use change associated with biofuel production. The objective of the research is to assess the ecological sustainability of deploying energycanein Floridaon land previously used for pasture by measuring carbon fluxes and storage, methane fluxes, ecosystem water use, and nitrate leaching. The successful candidate will be involved in quantitative measurements of key components of the biogeochemical cycles of carbon, nitrogen and water.The associate will be located at the University of Illinois with extensive travel to research sites in Florida. Initial funding is available for two years beginning 15 March 2011. Questions about this position should be addressed to Carl Bernacchi (bernacch@illinois.edu). Interested parties should send a letter of application, CV and the names and contact information of three referees via email to Melinda Laborg (laborg@uiuc.edu). Applications will be reviewed starting 15 February 2011. Posted: 1/18/11.

Isotope Ecology and Biogeochemistry: The University of Wyoming Department of Botany is soliciting applications for a full-time Postdoctoral Research Associate to conduct research on how plant-microbe interactions regulate soil carbon and nitrogen cycling within the ongoing Prairie Heating and CO2 Enrichment (PHACE) experiment near Laramie, Wyoming. An important component of the experiment is the comparison of biogeochemical cycling between native and disturbed grassland plant communities, including invasive species. The research will involve field, laboratory and growth chamber experiments applying molecular and compound-specific stable isotope methods. The postdoc will have access to the University of Wyoming Stable Isotope Facility (UWSIF) and opportunities to collaborate with a diverse group of researchers at UW, Colorado State University, and the USDA Agricultural Research Service in Fort Collins, Colorado. A PhD in ecology, soil science or biogeochemistry and familiarity with stable isotope techniques and/or gas exchange measurements is required. Preferred qualifications include experience with stable isotope pulse labeling and demonstrated ability to publish research results. The position is available immediately, and will offer a competitive salary and benefits. Applications will be reviewed beginning April 15, 2011 and until the position is filled. To apply, please send a current CV, contact information for three references, and a 1-pg description of research interests to Dr. Elise Pendall (pendall@uwyo.edu). Posted: 4/11/11.

Biogeochemistry: The Faculty of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources, University of Sydney, is looking to appoint a recent PhD graduate to fill a position focused on biogeochemistry of natural and agricultural ecosystems. You will work closely with Dr Feike Dijkstra, who was recently been awarded an ARC Future Fellowship. You are likely to have a strong background in C and N processes in soils and in the use of stable isotopes to study those processes. Experience with conducting field and growth chamber experiments, and knowledge of relevant molecular techniques will also be highly regarded. You will interact with other Sydney researchers (including Dr Claudia Keitel, Dr Margaret Barbour, Professor Mark Adams) and outside organisations and will be expected to spend about 40% of your time on teaching. Essential selection criteria for appointment at Level A are: a PhD degree or equivalent in a relevant field; demonstrated research capacity in biogeochemical processes in soils; demonstrated aptitude for teaching; clear communication skills; and a valid driver's licence. Desirable selection criteria include: a proven track record in C and N processes in soils; evidence of ability to publish research output; evidence of skills in application of stable isotopes; and evidence of ability to develop research proposals. The position is full-time fixed term for two years subject to the completion of a satisfactory probation period for new appointees. Further offers of up to 12 months will be subject to funding, need and performance. Some relocation cost support will be provided and visa sponsorship will be available for the successful appointee if required. Remuneration package: $88K p.a. (including base salary at level A Step 6, plus leave loading and up to 17% employer's contribution to superannuation). All applications must be submitted online. Visit www.sydney.edu.au/positions and search for Reference No. 003/0111 for more information and to apply. Closing Date: 15 March 2011 (11:30PM Sydney time). Posted: 2/21/11.

Biogeochemist: National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON). The Biogeochemist will be responsible for the conceptual basis of the data products and development of the field and lab protocols, QA/QC, calibration and uncertainty tracking for these data products. These data products will be collected across the nation and over time, producing a unique time-space record of how biogeochemistry is changing, and how those changes reflect effects in climate, land use and species composition. The Biogeochemist will work with NEON scientists and other experts to develop appropriate data formats for public data access, coordinate information sharing with relevant communities, work with collaborating laboratories and NEON scientists to facilitate publication of results, and collaborate with other NEON scientists to prepare reports and develop recommendations for best practices, future analyses and data processing. The Biogeochemist will participate in the larger NEON science community, including participating in independent research and collaborations and attending meetings and conferences to involve the broadest possible user community. The Biogeochemist will work closely with NEON’s entire science team, including aquatic biogeochemists, flux measurement experts, and NEON’s modeling group. While much of the Biogeochemist’s work will be defining procedures and protocols for data products, many of the applications of these data products will be in complex analyses and models, so a background in biogeochemical modeling is desirable. Required: • PhD in biogeochemistry, ecology, ecosystem science, evolutionary biology, or related field. • Specific knowledge in physiological ecology or ecosystem ecology. • Specific knowledge of biogeochemical analyses including stable isotopes. • 5 years experience or familiarity with planning surveillance schemes, analyzing data and refining approach based on results. • Skilled at scientific writing and review • Strong communication and interpersonal skills • Experience working in a collaborative scientific enterprise • Open to undertaking responsibilities beyond those associated with individual research projects • Ability to work independently and as part of an active science team • Problem solver who can successfully apply experience, judgment, and creativity to both short- and long-term challenges • The candidate may be exposed to conditions in the field, and therefore must be able to traverse uneven ground such as dirt banks, stream beds, and shallow ponds carrying equipment and materials up to 40 lbs. Preferred: • Experience working with chemical analyses of plants and/or soils. • Experience analyzing large scale biogeochemical datasets • Experience working with biogeochemical modeling Apply to: www.neoninc.org. Posted: 2/21/11.

Terrestrial Biogeochemistry: I am recruiting a well-qualified and highly motivated Postdoctoral Associate to join my research group in Terrestrial Ecosystem Biogeochemistry in the Odum School of Ecology at the University of Georgia. Research in the Wurzburger lab is focused on ecosystem nutrient cycles, nutrient limitation on ecosystem processes and plant-soil relationships. The Postdoctoral Associate will collaborate on a new project exploring how soil micronutrients regulate broad patterns of elemental cycling in temperate and tropical forest ecosystems. The position will be based in Athens, Georgia with potential field sites including the Coweeta Hydrologic Lab in North Carolina and the Barro Colorado Nature Monument in Panama. Requirements for the position include 1) a PhD in Ecology or a related field, 2) experience with field biogeochemistry, 3) expertise in soil extracellular enzyme analysis, molecular techniques and/or geochemistry, 4) strong publication record and 5) willingness to conduct research locally and abroad. Funding is available for 2 years beginning in the summer of 2011. Interested applicants should contact Nina Wurzburger (ninawurz@uga.edu) directly with a cover letter defining their research interests and career goals, a CV and the contact information of three references. Applicants should apply by March 31st, 2011 for full consideration. Posted: 2/23/11.

Terrestrial Biogeochemistry: The Department of Atmospheric & Oceanic Sciences at the University of California Los Angeles, is seeking a postdoctoral researcher to work in the area of trace gas studies of biosphere-atmosphere exchange. The main focus of the position will be on the gross fluxes of carbon and water between terrestrial ecosystems and the atmosphere, and the response of terrestrial systems to climate change. The project combines modelling and observations, including automated measurements of atmospheric trace gases (e.g., CO2, H2O, isotopes, CH4, Carbonyl Sulfide) with laser spectroscopy instruments. The candidate is expected to spend time in the field. This may include three months continuously in 2011 as part of a research team on climate change experiments in the High Arctic tundra in Thule, NW Greenland. A PhD degree in a discipline such as environmental science, chemistry or physics is required. Scientists with experience in trace gas and isotopic measurements and/or modelling are encouraged to apply. The initial appointment is for one year, and may be extended for up to three years. Salary is commensurate with experience. The position is available immediately and will remain open until filled. To apply, please submit via e-mail a brief statement of research interests and goals, with a complete CV, and contact information for three references to Ulli Seibt (useibt at ucla edu). Applications will be accepted through 31 Jan 2011 or until a suitable applicant is found. Posted: 1/4/11.

Terrestrial Biogeochemistry: Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Bioemco Grignon, Paris, France. We invite applications for a position as a postdoctoral researcher to work in the area of trace gas studies of biosphere-atmosphere exchange, based in the research lab Bioemco Grignon, near Paris, France. The main focus of the position will be on the gross fluxes of carbon and water between terrestrial ecosystems and the atmosphere, and the response of terrestrial systems to climate change. The project combines modelling and observations, including automated measurements of atmospheric trace gases (e.g., CO2, H2O, isotopes, CH4, Carbonyl Sulfide) with laser spectroscopy instruments. The candidate is expected to spend time in the field. This may include three months continuously in 2011 as part of a research team on climate change experiments in the High Arctic tundra in Thule, NW Greenland. A PhD degree in a discipline such as environmental science, chemistry or physics is required. Scientists with experience in trace gas and isotopic measurements and/or modelling are encouraged to apply. The working language in the group is English, proficiency in French would be beneficial. The initial appointment is for one year, and may be extended for up to 2.5 years. Employment is through University Paris 6, France. The position is available immediately and will remain open until filled. To apply, please submit via e-mail a brief statement of research interests and goals, with a complete CV, and contact information for three references to Ulli Seibt (ulli.seibt at grignon inra fr). Applications will be accepted through 31 Jan 2011 or until a suitable applicant is found. Posted: 1/4/11.

Weathering Biogeochemistry: At Washington State University, we have an immediate opening for a 24-month postdoc to join a team commencing NSF/ETBC-funded research into how chemical weathering mechanisms, and the chemistry of the terrestrial hydrosphere, are affected by plant-driven weathering processes. Our approach is experimental, with mycorrhizal trees growing in replicated hydrologic columns on which we can do detailed mass balances, as well as microscopic studies of the microbial biofilms that attach the tree root systems to mineral surfaces. We hypothesize that key weathering processes are micro-localized within these biofilms. We will use multi-scale reactive transport modeling to constrain our interpretations. We want the postdoc to take principal responsibility for the column experiments (including manipulations with tracers), and relating column-scale biogeochemical mass balances to microscopic processes. Applicants with a variety of backgrounds will be considered; the ideal person's portfolio would include hydrology. (S)he will join a terrific team of researchers with backgrounds in plant ecology, soil chemistry, rhizosphere microbiology, hydrogeology/biogeochemistry, transport modeling, and various genera of environmental microscopy. Please send enquiries with a CV and brief statement of interests to Kent Keller (ckkeller@wsu.edu). Posted: 7/15/10.

Soil Carbon Dynamics in Shrub Encroached Drylands: New Mexico State University Department of Biology. We invite applications for an NSF-funded postdoctoral position exploring controls over soil organic carbon stabilization in arid and semi-arid ecosystems in the context of woody plant encroachment.The project aims to improve understanding of the sources of plant inputs into soil carbon pools, the relative stability of these pools, and how these patterns change with woody encroachment into former grasslands.A variety of analytical techniques in lab (e.g., stable isotope, radiocarbon, plant biopolymer analyses) and field (e.g., soil respiration) settings will be used.The project will include work across contrasting dryland sites that have undergone woody encroachment in the past, as well as at a new field experiment that will manipulate plant above- and belowground inputs into soils.The position will include opportunities to participate in developing outreach activities related to climate change and desert ecology. The postdoctoral position will be based primarily at New Mexico State University, but will include extensive field work in shrub encroached drylands throughout the western United States.Additional travel for laboratory analyses may be required. Starting date is negotiable, but a start date of September 2011 is preferred.Up to three years of funding are available, pending satisfactory progress. Qualifications: PhD in ecology, biogeochemistry, soil science, or a related field.Experience with field and laboratory analytical techniques, carbon cycling, and/or dryland plant ecology is preferred.A record of communicating research results and strong quantitative skills are required. To apply: compile a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and three professional references (including names, titles, addresses, daytime phone numbers, and email addresses) into a single pdf file.Email this file as an attachment to: Heather Throop, throop@nmsu.edu Review of applications begins July 15; the position is open until filled. For more information please contact: Dr. Heather Throop (throop@nmsu.edu). Posted: 6/17/11.

Soil Carbon Dynamics in Rangeland Ecosystems: We are seeking a post doctoral researcher to work on a study of soil carbon dynamics in managed California rangelands. Candidates should have strong field and lab skills in soil science, biogeochemistry, or ecosystem ecology. We are particularly interested in candidates with strong statistical and quantitative skills. The larger project explores the usefulness of existing models for carbon sequestration, GHG emissions, biomass accumulation, and plant production for developing high standard accounting methodologies for protocol development, and is in collaboration with Colorado State University and the Environmental Defense Fund. The position is available immediately and will be based in the Silver lab in the Department of Environmental Science, Policy, and Management at the University of California Berkeley. To apply, please send a letter of interest and a CV to Whendee Silver (wsilver@berkeley.edu). Posted: 3/17/11.

Biogeochemistry - Soil Organic Matter Research: A postdoctoral position is available in the Department of Earth & Environmental Science at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, PA. Our research program seeks to develop quantitative assessments of soil organic matter stability by conventional (e.g., biological, chemical and physical) and new thermal methods (e.g., thermogravimetry and scanning calorimetry). Several projects and experiments are underway and could be further developed. Candidates should hold a Ph.D. in soil science, biogeochemistry, environmental chemistry, ecosystem science, or related fields. Experience with advanced analytical techniques (e.g., thermal analysis, py-MS, NMR, FTIR, etc.) and advanced multivariate statistics is preferred. Candidates with experience in thermal analysis should demonstrate experience with environmental samples. A strong publication record and good communications skills are required. The position is available immediately. Funding is available for one year with a strong potential for renewal, and will include a competitive salary and benefits package. Interested applicants can email a cover letter, current CV, and names and contact information of two references. For further information, please contact: Dr. Alain Plante (aplante@sas.upenn.edu, 215-898-9269). Posted: 5/5/11.

Soil Biogeochemistry: I have two open postdoctoral positions at the University of New Hampshire for highly motivated soil biogeochemists or ecologists to conduct research in agricultural systems. My lab has expertise in soil organic matter chemistry (py-gc/ms), microarthropod ecology, trace gas emissions, microbial community dynamics, and soil quality and agronomy. I am interested in hiring individuals with complementary skills in areas that include, but are not limited to, characterization of microbial community structure and function, mycorrhizal ecology, soil organic matter chemistry, and soil organic matter turnover dynamics (isotopic approaches would be ideal). Potential projects include examining cropping system diversity effects on soil C and N cycling; land use legacies, landscape position and their effects on soil organic matter dynamics; litter decomposition dynamics; and the efficient use of organic amendments in sustainable cropping systems. Postdocs will be matched to projects depending on their interests and skills and should ideally be available to start spring 2011. Review of applications will begin February 03 and continue until positions are filled. Applicants should send a cover letter, CV, and the names and contact information of three referees to Stuart Grandy (stuart.grandy@unh.edu). Posted: 1/19/11.

Soil Biogeochemistry: The USDA Forest Service, in collaboration with Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, is advertising a Post-doctoral Researcher position with the Duty Station located in Livermore, California. The position will focus on terrestrial carbon cycle studies, with an initial appointment for 1 year, renewable annually for up to 3 years. The incumbent will work as a postdoctoral researcher within the Climate, Fire, and Carbon Cycle Science Group in the Forest Service Northern Research Station, and as a postdoctoral staff member in the Lawrence Livermore National Lab Center for Accelerator Mass Spectrometry (CAMS). The postdoc will interact with numerous projects, with a common theme of using radiocarbon as a tool to determine pathways of carbon flow through ecosystems, characterize mean residence time of carbon in ecosystem reservoirs, and determine the source pools of carbon fluxes in response to disturbance. Examples of these studies may include: the effects of warming on sub-boreal peat; variation in soil organic matter turnover along climatic gradients in Hawaii and in the contiguous US; mean residence time of carbon in mangrove ecosystems; and integration of soil carbon dynamics with flux tower measurements and modeling. Opportunities for leadership within each project will be determined in part by the skills and interests of the postdoc and by ongoing activities and staffing of a given project. In addition he/she will manage and assist in the flow of Forest Service samples through the CAMS laboratory and interact with Forest Service researchers and their partners in data interpretation. This position comes with numerous opportunities for building research collaborations and represents an unusual opportunity for a self-motivated individual interested in the large-scale application of AMS in the Earth Sciences. Duties: - Conduct original and independent research as part of a multi-disciplinary team, collaborate in technique development and sample analysis in experimental programs to study terrestrial carbon cycling. - Manage and assist in the flow of natural 14C samples through the CAMS laboratory, and participate in technique development, AMS operation, and data analysis as part of the overall activity of the Natural-radiocarbon Research Group. - Publish results in peer reviewed literature and present research at professional meetings. - Collaborate in overall research and measurement programs of Forest Service Research & Development and the LLNL Natural-radiocarbon Research Group. This position requires a recent Ph.D. in ecology, biology, biogeochemistry, or a related field. Experience in soil carbon studies is highly desired, and experience in sample preparation, measurement techniques, and interpretation of stable isotope and 14C analyses is also desired. Questions about the position should be addressed to Chris Swanston at cswanston@fs.fed.us. Application period closes February 15, 2011, or upon the selection of a qualified candidate. Posted: 12/17/10.

Modeling Coastal Nutrient Loading: Postdoctoral Position. Washington State University Vancouver seeks an individual to contribute to a growing and dynamic program in Global Change and Watershed Biogeochemistry. The successful candidate’s principal charge will be to use existing data and models to investigate patterns, controls, and impacts of nutrient loading to coastal ecosystems at regional to global scales. There will also likely be opportunities to participate in projects related to additional topics of mutual interest (see link above). Qualifications: a Ph.D. degree in biogeochemistry, biogeochemical or hydrological modeling, coastal remote sensing, marine or estuarine ecology, or related field. The expected length of appointment is at least one year, renewable annually depending on performance and availability of funds. The position will be full-time and includes benefits. Washington State University Vancouver is a vibrant, rapidly growing institution located within the greater Portland/Vancouver metropolitan area, near the Columbia River, Cascade Mountains and coastal ocean, and as such offers an exceptional quality of life. To apply send statement of research interests, curriculum vitae, copies of relevant publications, and names and contact information of 3 persons willing to serve as references to: Dr. John A. Harrison, Engineering and Life Sciences Building, Room 230B, Washington State University Vancouver, 14204 NE Salmon Creek Avenue, Vancouver, WA 98686-9600. Applications will be evaluated upon receipt. Email: john_harrison@wsu.edu. Posted: 5/5/11.

Coastal Soil Biogeochemistry: Applications are being accepted for a postdoc position in the lab of David Lewis at the University of South Florida. We wish to appoint someone immediately to study plant species effects on soil nitrogen (N) cycling in sub-tropical plant communities. Priority will be given to applicants with expertise in stable isotopes to study soil nutrient cycling; familiarity with coastal soils is preferred. The research is funded by an NSF RAPID award to advance understanding of baseline ecosystem function in the context of the Deepwater Horizon/BP oil spill. The successful applicant will be responsible for initiating this project (e.g., selecting sites, ordering supplies), overseeing its day-to-day activities, and leading manuscripts for publication. Applicants should be able to begin work very soon. The position is for one year, with an annual salary of $35,500 plus health insurance. Although RAPID funding limits the term to one year, post-docs at USF are allowed to lead proposals, and we are always looking for funding on coastal, freshwater, and urban ecology projects that could extend the position. Application materials should include a curriculum vitae, a statement of research background and interests, and two reference letters. Please email application materials to David Lewis at davidlewis@usf.edu; reference letters should be sent directly from referees. Please contact David via email or phone (813-974-8108) with any questions. Posted: 10/1/10.

Boreal Forest Soil Biomarker Geochemistry: A three-year postdoctoral research position is available for a keen and motivated individual interested in collaborative research and training centered around understanding the impact of climate change on boreal forest carbon reservoirs. This postdoctoral research position will be part of an NSERC Strategic Project research team made up of foreign collaborators (Drs. Ronald Benner at the University of South Carolina, Sharon Billings at the University of Kansas, and Martin Moroni at Forestry Tasmania in Australia), provincial and Canadian Forest Service partners (including Dr Kate Edwards-Atlantic Forestry Center). This project is focused on exploiting the newly established Newfoundland and Labrador Boreal Ecosystem Latitudinal Transect (NL-BELT) with five sites located in western Newfoundland and southern Labrador. The project aims to determine to what extent increased microbial transformations of soil organic matter (SOM) and losses of relatively recalcitrant pools of SOM may occur with warming along a boreal forest transect. To isolate the potential impact of warming while maintaining an ability to apply the results to intact boreal forests, investigations of soils and the dissolved organic matter they produce will be conducted along the NL-BELT and combined with manipulative warming experiments to develop biogeochemical indicators of soil responses to increasing temperature. It is anticipated that the postdoctoral researcher will work to couple radiocarbon and stable isotope tracers with microbial and plant biomarkers across this natural gradient and within controlled warming experiments to (1) elucidate the impact of warming on these soil carbon pools, and (2) develop an understanding of how changes in soil organic matter pools may be expressed at the small watershed scale via dissolved organic matter in soil profiles and streams. The successful candidate will work closely with the research team including graduate students and Canadian Forest Service researchers. S(he) will also spend extensive periods of time (months) in Dr. Ronald Benner’s laboratory at the University of South Carolina for the analysis of biomarkers. The successful candidate will also apply stable isotope tracing through plant and microbial biomarkers using the facilities at Memorial University. Experience in soil or organic matter biogeochemistry, organic and/or stable isotope geochemistry will be important. This postdoctoral position will be available as early as February 2011 through the Department of Earth Sciences at Memorial University. Please direct inquires or send applications, including letter of interest and a detailed curriculum vitae (including contact information for 3 references), to: Dr. Susan Ziegler, Department of Earth Sciences, Memorial University, St. John’s, NL A1B 3X5, Canada. 709.864.2669, sziegler@mun.ca. Review of applications begins immediately and will end December 21. Posted: 11/23/10.

Soil Biogeochemistry, Microbial Ecology, Ecosystem Science: A post-doctoral research position is available at the University of Kansas in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and at the Kansas Biological Survey. The successful applicant will explore how warming influences flows of carbon and nitrogen from substrates of varying recalcitrance through microorganisms and how these flows relate to the transformation of organic carbon into CO2. Most work will be conducted in the laboratories of Dr. Sharon Billings and Dr. Ford Ballantyne at KU. The post-doctoral researcher will be responsible for conducting incubations of multiple media using isotopically labeled substrates, enzymes associated with their degradation, and populations of microorganisms important in transformations of soil organic matter, and measurements of enzymatic activity, respiration and δ13CO2, microbial biomass, and isotopic signature. Results from these efforts will be incorporated into a model developed to elucidate the influence of warming on microbe-substrate interactions. We seek a creative individual who is enthusiastic about moving the science of climate change and soil organic matter dynamics forward. Required qualifications include a Ph.D. at the time of appointment or soon thereafter in ecosystem ecology, Earth system science, biogeochemistry or a related field, and experience in soil microbial ecology and stable isotope ecology. Preferred qualifications include experience using stable isotope probing or molecular tools to address questions of global change. To apply, see https://jobs.ku.edu/, position #00208460. Applications will be accepted until a qualified pool is identified; review of applications begins September 15, 2010. Posted: 7/12/10.

Soil Ecology & Soil Microbial Ecology: Two Postdoctoral Positions are available in the Departments of Microbial Ecology and Terrestrial Ecology at the Centre for Soil Ecology of the Netherlands Institute of Ecology and Wageningen University and Research Centre. The intention of this centre is to promote career opportunities for researchers in soil ecology and to develop new research lines in this important field. At the Netherlands Institute of Ecology, there are two 5-year Postdoc positions available for talented candidates to develop their own innovative research lines in soil (microbial) ecology. One position will be placed in the Department of Microbial Ecology working on the role of micro-organisms in (semi) natural terrestrial ecosystems and one in the Department of Terrestrial Ecology working on aboveground-belowground multitrophic interactions in natural terrestrial ecosystems. A first selection will be made based on the quality of the researcher and on the proposed innovative research line. Therefore, besides a detailed cv, we ask candidates to specify in one page what will be their novel contribution to the preferred departmental core research. Requirements: We are looking for a soil ecologist and a soil microbial ecologist with strong conceptual background and expertise with novel analytical technology and state-of-art-approaches and/or modeling. The preferred candidates will be advanced Postdocs who are capable of developing an innovating personal research line within the field of terrestrial ecology and soil microbial ecology and to provide a novel contribution to the core research of our departments. The candidates should be, or become leaders in her/his field, have excellent communication and writing abilities and affinity with research acquisition. This is a temporary appointment for a maximum of 5 years total. Salary will be dependent on experience and will be subject to negotiations within the limits set for post doc's in the Collective Agreement for Dutch Universities (CAO-Nederlandse Universiteiten). Location: Wageningen, The Netherlands. Additional information is available upon request from Prof J.A. van Veen (h.vanveen@nioo.knaw.nl, tel + 31 (0) 317 473475), Head of the Department of Microbial Ecology and Prof W.H. van der Putten, Head of the Department of Terrestrial Ecology (w.vanderputten@nioo.knaw.nl, tel + 31 (0) 317 473599). Please send your application including complete curriculum vitae, and the reference number by e-mail to vacature@nioo.knaw.nl. The closing date for application is on June 21, 2011. Interviews are planned from June 28-30. Vacancy numbers Postdoc-ME-TE-011612. Posted: 6/14/11.

Fisheries Vulnerability and Adaptation to Climate Change: Responsible for providing substantial technical support and backstopping for the University of Rhode Island Coastal Resources Center's (CRC) portfolio of US and international coastal and fisheries management/governance projects, with a focus on climate change vulnerability and adaptation; and assist the leader of the CRC Climate Change portfolio to document cross-project/portfolio learning on the topic, including the development of teaching case studies for use in trainings and publications. This URI Marine Research Associate III position is limited to 03/26/2012 with extension contingent on funding. Visit https://jobs.uri.edu to apply and view complete details for job posting # (6000412). Applications for electronic submission will end on March 15, 2011, and will require three attachments in PDF format: 1) a cover letter, 2) a resume to include the names and contact information of three references, and 3) a writing sample. Posted: 3/1/11.

Vulnerability of Pacific Northwest Species and Ecosystems to Climate Change: Postdoctoral Scholar Position, “Assessing the Vulnerability of Species and Ecosystems to Potential Future Climate Change in the Pacific Northwest,” Dept. of Geosciences, Oregon State University. The postdoc will run various mechanistic models, including LPJ, a dynamic global vegetation model, under future climate scenarios and analyze the simulated changes in climate and vegetation across the study area. A particular focus of this research will be to evaluate the potential impacts of climate change for species and habitats on managed lands (e.g., national parks, fish and wildlife refuges, etc.). The postdoc will work closely with conservation and natural resource managers to design analyses and products that will assist in the development of management responses to climate change. Qualifications: The ideal candidate will be a highly motivated individual with a background in ecosystem, global change and/or conservation related research, demonstrated experience working with process-based vegetation and/or ecosystem models, computer programming skills (e.g., FORTRAN, C++, etc.) with the capability to quantitatively and graphically evaluate large data sets, strong written and oral communication skills, and the ability to collaborate with a diverse group of colleagues. A Ph.D. is required at the time of appointment and applicants must have obtained their Ph.D. within the last three years. Application instructions: Please e-mail a cover letter describing your research interests and relevant experience, CV, and the names and contact information for at least three references to Dr. Sarah Shafer (sshafer@usgs.gov). This position is available for an initial one-year period, starting immediately, with possibility of renewal for a second year subject to performance and availability of funds. Salary will be commensurate with education and experience. Applications will be reviewed beginning Feb. 7, 2011, and will be accepted until the position is filled. Posted: 2/22/11.

Vulnerability of Alaskan Boreal Forest to Threshold Change: We are seeking to fill a Postdoctoral research position in the Department of Biology at the University of Florida. The fellow will assist in ‘Identifying Indicators of State Change and Forecasting Future Vulnerability in Alaskan Boreal Forest’ funded by the DoD Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program. The research is field and lab based, with the primary field location near Fairbanks, Alaska and surrounding areas. The postdoctoral research will be primarily responsible for running the field component of this project: supervising personnel and making measurements of ecosystem C pools, vegetation productivity, and associated environmental measurements in burned and unburned boreal forest. The researcher will be expected to organize, analyze, and maintain large data sets generated from surveys and a number of sensors, and participate in data analysis and publications. There are also opportunities within the context of this project to develop related research interests on climate change effects in high latitude ecosystems. Candidates with a background in biogeochemistry, ecosystem ecology, plant ecology, soil science, forestry, hydrology, or isotopes are encouraged to apply. Experience with Campbell data loggers, SAS or R programming, and forest inventory techniques would be helpful, but not required. The postdoc will generally spend the majority of the spring-to-fall field season in Alaska running the field project, with winters spent in Florida on lab and data analysis. Experience with working and living in field conditions is required. Salary is commensurate with experience, and full health care benefits are provided for individuals and families. Applications reviewed starting December 15, 2010 and open until position is filled. To apply, please email a CV with the names of 3 references to: Dr Michelle Mack; mcmack@ufl.edu; 352-846-2510. Posted: 10/27/10.

Vulnerability of Permafrost Carbon: We are seeking to fill a Postdoctoral research position in the Department of Biology at the University of Florida. The fellow will assist in a National Science Foundation funded Research Coordination Network (RCN) focused on the Vulnerability of Permafrost Carbon in a warming world. The foci of the position are (1) to conduct new synthesis research on one of several topics important for understanding permafrost carbon feedbacks to climate, (2) assist with the coordination of a permafrost carbon research network. The researcher will be expected to organize and maintain data sets synthesizing permafrost carbon research, as well as participate in data analysis and writing publications. In addition, the researcher will help plan meetings and other coordination activities to build and maintain a national and international research network. Candidates with a background in biogeochemistry, ecosystem ecology, plant ecology, soil science, forestry, hydrology, or isotopes are encouraged to apply. Experience with data synthesis and/or data management would be helpful, but not required. Salary is commensurate with experience, and full health care benefits are provided for individuals and families. Applications reviewed starting December 15, 2010 and open until position is filled. To apply, please email a CV with the names of 3 references to: Dr Ted Schuur; tschuur@ufl.edu; 352-392-7913. Posted: 5/28/10, revised: 10/27/10.

Dendroecology: Research Assistant Professor, Missouri Tree Ring Laboratory, Department of Forestry, School of Natural Resources, University of Missouri, Columbia, Missouri. Non-tenure track, 12 month appointment, one year of funding is available with reappointment dependent on self generated grants and contracts. Position available: Fall 2011. This is a 100% research appointment associated with the Missouri Tree Ring Lab (MTRL) in the Department of Forestry. The successful candidate will be responsible for developing a strong extramurally funded research program in dendrochronology and dendroecology. The responsibilities of the position are to conduct research, publish in referred journals, advise graduate students, and work with the faculty on tree-ring and wood science related projects. Qualifications: The applicant must have a proven record of publications and securing grants, and be familiar with forests and natural resources of Missouri and the central hardwoods region. A Ph.D. is required with at least one degree in forestry. Expertise and publication in the discipline of dendrochronology is required. The individual must have small and large scale modeling experience and be familiar with geographic information systems. The ability to interact and train students is required. Extensive physical and logistically challenging field work is required for this position. The individual will be expected to develop collaborative relationships with local, State and Federal agencies such as the Missouri Department of Conservation, the National Park Service, the USDA Forest Service, and private agencies and individuals. Application: Applicants should submit a letter of intent, research interests, curriculum vitae, academic transcripts and the names and contact information for three references to Human Resources. Posted: 5/4/11.

Isotope-dendroclimatology: We have an immediate opening for a 3-year post-doctoral position to work on an NSF-funded project on millennial-scale climate reconstructions using stable isotope measurements of tree-rings derived from slabs of ancient redwood trees. The post-doc will work for the first 2 years of the project under the direction of Dr. John Roden at Southern Oregon University and the last year at the University of California, Berkeley under the direction of Dr. Todd Dawson. The project will employ classic dendrochronological methods for cross-dating slabs as well an innovative techniques for sampling portions of tree rings for cellulose extractions and analysis of stable carbon and oxygen isotopic composition. Previously developed relationships between isotope variation in redwood tree rings and periodicity of western U.S. climate cycles will be tested/modified in order to make the most robust predictions of climate variation extending beyond the instrumental record by 1000 years or more. Strong leadership skills are also required as the post-doc will coordinate the activities of a technician and student employees. We seek a highly motivated individual with a recent Ph.D. in dendrochronology, isotope biogeochemistry, climatology, physiological ecology or other related fields. The successful applicant should show evidence of research productivity, and an interest in interdisciplinary research. Applicants should have experience in time-series data analysis and interpretation. Experience in dendrochronology, climate modeling and/or stable isotope analysis is desirable. Applications and inquiries should be sent to John Roden (rodenj@sou.edu), Biology Department, Southern Oregon University, 1250 Siskiyou Blvd., Ashland, OR 97520 USA. Fax: (541) 552-6415, by 15 September 2010. Applications should include a CV, a statement of research interests and expertise, and names, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses of three references. Electronic submissions are preferred. Starting salary is $42k per year. Southern Oregon University is an equal access AA/EOE employer committed to achieving a diverse work force and as such, is an inclusive campus community dedicated to student success, intellectual growth, and responsible global citizenship. Posted: 8/10/10.

Forest Soils: A Postdoctoral Research Associate position is available at the University of Maine. The position is supported by National Science Foundation funding and will emphasize the use of stable isotope tracer techniques to evaluate nitrogen biogeochemistry at a long-term experimental paired forest watershed study site. The Postdoctoral Research Associate will be part of a collaborative team of soil scientists, stream ecologists, geochemists, and microbiologists. Studies will investigate nitrogen cycling through vegetation, litter, soils, soil solutions and streams in a reference watershed and an adjacent watershed that has been subjected to 22+ years of experimental acidification and nitrogen enrichment. Collaborators directly involved with this project represent the Department of Plant, Soil and Environmental Sciences, School of Biology and Ecology, Department of Earth Sciences, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, the Climate Change Institute, and the USDA Forest Service. The successful candidate must have an earned PhD in forest soils, ecology, biogeochemistry, or related discipline. Strong interpersonal and communication skills, and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies, are required. Experience in both field and laboratory research, and in the application of stable isotope tracer techniques in ecological research, are highly desirable. The position includes heavy lifting at times, up to 40 lbs. The ability to develop manuscripts and proposals, deliver presentations, travel, normally requiring a valid driver’s license, are fundamental to this position. The initial appointment is for one year, with a maximum duration of 3 years. Finalists for this position must complete necessary background checks. The proposed salary range is $35-40k. Review of applications begins April 15, 2011 and will continue until a suitable pool of applicants is found. The full job description can be found at http://jobs.umaine.edu/. Please send a cover letter, CV, and the names and contact information for three referees to: Dr. Ivan J. Fernandez, University of Maine, 5722 Deering Hall – Room 1, Orono, ME 04469-5722. Tel: 207-581-2932, Fax: 207-581-2999, ivanjf@maine.edu. Posted: 3/21/11.

Soil Ecology: Linking soil biodiversity and ecosystem processes in a low-diversity ecosystem. Diana Wall, Department of Biology at Colorado State University, seeks a full-time Postdoctoral Fellow to take a leading role in ongoing research on patterns and the controls of belowground communities in the McMurdo Dry Valley LTER, Antarctica. The successful candidate will be responsible for the day-to-day management of the soil biodiversity component of the McMurdo LTER, thus knowledge and experience in long term, multiple research sites is highly desirable. Applicants will be expected to publish and participate as team member for the Antarctic and other arid land research projects in the Wall lab. Knowledge of soil food-web ecology, expertise in analyzing and synthesizing ecological data sets, the ability to work as a leader and a team member, and knowledge and experience in long term, multiple research sites are all highly desirable qualifications of the successful applicant. A PhD closely related to soil ecology or soil nematology is required, as are publications in peer-reviewed journals, and evidence of soil ecology field and lab research. The position can require up to 2 months in the lab and field in Antarctica starting December, 2011 thus applicants must pass a medical physical as required by NSF. Full details and application instructions. Applications must be received by January 15, 2011. However, applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Posted: 12/1/10.

Soil Ecology: A 3-year Post-doctoral Associate in Soil Science Department at North Carolina State University is available to investigate root and rhizosphere carbon contributions from legume cover crops in organic farming systems as part of a recently-funded USDA-NIFA Organic Transitions program grant. We seek a broadly trained rhizosphere ecologist with skills in microbial ecology, agriculture, soil science, biogeochemistry and/or global change ecology. Specific research activities will include quantification of cover crop root carbon, soil nutrient concentrations, particulate organic matter C and N fractions, rhizosphere C allocation, and possibly soil microbial diversity of rhizosphere soils. The post-doc will be expected to work closely with our laboratory manager to oversee field and lab activities related to the project, help supervise graduate student and undergraduate work, as well as carry out and publish independent research. We require strong organizational and managerial skills, ability to be a team-player, and dedication to producing excellent scientific results. There is also the opportunity to be involved in a professional development graduate student and post-doctoral level training program to better prepare agriculture professionals to work directly with organic growers in extension. Our lab includes a diverse group of researchers interested in how ecological and organic management techniques affect various aspects of soil quality and microbial activity. Review of applications will begin in January, 2011. Pending University approval, this position should be available January, 2011. For further details about this position contact, with a current C.V.: Dr. Julie Grossman, Assistant Professor; North Carolina State University Department of Soil Science, E-mail: julie_grossman@ncsu.edu. Posted: 12/1/10.

Plant/Soil Ecology & Climate Change in Mongolia: Applications are being accepted for a post-doctoral position associated with an NSF-funded study on climate change in northern Mongolia. Applicants must be able to start no later than April 1, 2011. The position is for at least one and a half years (the 2011 and 2012 field seasons) with a possibility of additional funding through July 2013. The post-doc would be involved in the planning and execution of experiments investigating the combined ecological consequences of a warming climate and overgrazing by domestic herd animals. The field site is located near Lake Hovsgol in an area of discontinuous permafrost, where steppe grassland joins taiga forest. The primary focus is on changes to the herbaceous plant community and associated soils. Passive warming chambers are being employed to further elevate temperatures. Opportunities exist for collaborative research investigating the climate history of the region and changes to the carbon cycle. Summer residence in this remote but unique ecological setting is a requirement. Camp life consists of living in gers and a primarily meat-based diet. The post-doc would otherwise be located at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia and would work most closely with Brenda Casper, a plant population/community ecologist, and Brent Helliker, a plant physiological ecologist. Inquiries and applications (CV, statement of research interests, and names and email addresses of three references in pdf format with the subject line “Mongolia post-doc”) should be sent to Daniel Brickley, the project coordinator (brickley@sas.upenn.edu). Review of applications will begin on December 20, 2010 and continue until the position is filled. Due to grant requirements, US citizens and permanent residents will receive first consideration for this position. Posted: 11/22/10.

Plant Species Interactions and Climate Change: Peter Adler of Utah State University seeks a post-doctoral researcher for a two-year position, with possibility of extension. The research focuses on the role of plant-plant interactions in mediating the community impacts of climate change in grassland and shrubland ecosystems across the western U.S. The post-doc will test theory predicting the importance of species interactions using multispecies population models fit to historical and contemporary observational data. A PhD is required, strong quantitative skills desired. Review of applications will begin March 4. More information about the project. Apply at http://jobs.usu.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=55801 or email questions to Peter Adler (peter.adler [at] usu.edu). Posted: 2/3/11.

Plant Responses to Climate: The Genetic and Silvicultural Foundations for Management Team, USFS Pacific Northwest Research Station, Olympia, WA is advertising to fill 1 or 2 research postdoctoral positions. Possible topic areas for the research include: seed and bud dormancy in woody plants (physiological responses and modeling) or other projects related to plant responses to environment (physiology, ecology or silviculture). The intent is to relate these topics to climate change. Initial appointments will be 12 months but shorter appointments (e.g., sabbaticals for university faculty) may be possible. Positions will be filled as soon as the appropriate candidate is identified. Qualifications: US citizen, completed PhD prior to beginning of employment, demonstrated experience in research in at least one of the topic areas (experience does not have to be in the Pacific Northwest), and publication of at least 2 papers in referred journals. To apply, send a single pdf file containing a cover letter describing your research interests and indicating the time frame for your availability, a resume, college transcripts (unofficial OK), and a list of 3 professional references with information on how to contact them (email address and phone number). Send the file or questions to: Connie Harrington (charrington@fs.fed.us). Posted: 12/6/10.

Climate Change Specialist: GS-0401-11/12, Permanent Full Time, with the Duty Station located in Houghton, Michigan. The incumbent will work as a Climate Change Specialist within the Climate, Fire, and Carbon Cycle Science group in the USDA Forest Service Northern Research Station, and as a staff member of the Northern Institute of Applied Climate Science (NIACS). This position is responsible for coordinating science delivery under the broad topics of climate change, carbon management, and landscape scale conservation (LSC). This position supports the Forest Service Eastern Region in addressing science-based land management needs and implementing and testing climate change adaptation strategies. Outreach activities involve coordinating and giving seminars, workshops, webinars, and classroom and community presentations. Scientific synthesis includes publishing peer-reviewed literature reviews and organizing scientific conferences. Position conducts some original research in the area of forest, carbon, or climate adaptation management. For more information and to apply, go to http://www.usajobs.gov and search on the vacancy announcement: 11-24560008-0031DP-EB. Application period closes on November 23, 2010. Questions about the position should be addressed to Chris Swanston at cswanston@fs.fed.us. Posted: 11/15/10.

Terrestrial Ecosystems and Climate Change: The Climate Sciences Department at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory has an exciting opportunity for a postdoctoral researcher. The position will focus on the response of terrestrial ecosystems to changes in disturbance regimes brought about by anthropogenic activities and a warming climate. Disturbance events of interest include landuse change, selective logging, forest degradation, drought, fires, and strong storms. The research will require an applicant with a wide range of skills: (1) Use of remote sensing image processing and analysis tools (ENVI/IDL preferred) including spectral mixture analysis, change detection, endmember analysis, and spatial mapping; (2) Ability to synthesize and integrate a variety of data sources toward developing robust algorithms for Earth system models; (3) Analysis of the underlying mechanisms causing vegetation mortality; (4) High-quality oral and written presentation of results; (5) Ability to work in an integrated team environment. A recent Ph.D. is required. Please apply online. Posted: 11/12/10.

Climate Change/Disturbance Ecology: The Department of Natural Resource Ecology & Management at Oklahoma State University, in cooperation with the U.S. Forest Service Southern Research Station has a Post-Doc available to help develop a practical disturbance-based decision support model for forested communities in the upper west gulf region of Oklahoma and Arkansas. The project will evaluate the effects of changing weather and climate on disturbances with the goal to develop a hazard rating system for landowners. Applicants should have a Ph.D. in forestry, ecological sciences or plant sciences. Experience with ecological modeling is desirable. Previous work in the area of global change effects on forests will be considered a plus. The position will be available on or about January 1, 2011, with one-year duration. The salary is $45k per year, plus health insurance. Applicants should send a cover letter, CV, and contact information for three references in a single PDF to tom.hennessey@okstate.edu. Review of applications will begin on November 29, 2010, and continue until a suitable applicant is found. The full announcement can be found at: http://nrem.okstate.edu/. Posted: 11/5/10.

Modeling Species Responses to Climate Change: The Bryson Interdisciplinary Climate People and Environment Program (CPEP) invites applications for a postdoctoral fellowship oriented towards modeling the spatial responses of plant species and communities to climate change. This researcher will have the opportunity to contribute to currently active research projects both in 21st-century climate-change impact assessments for Wisconsin ecosystems and in modeling the responses of plant communities to late-Quaternary environmental change. We are particularly interested in developing techniques for modeling ecological responses to climates with no modern analogue. The candidate should have a strong background in biogeography, ecoclimatology, spatial ecology, and/or paleoecology. Strong quantitative skills are desirable, particularly in the areas of species distribution modeling, ecostatistics, and GIS. Preferred scripting languages: R, Matlab. The CPEP postdoctoral fellow will be housed at the Center for Climatic Research (CCR) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and will work closely with Professor Jack Williams. CCR is an interdisciplinary research center with a 40-year tradition of advancing understanding of the climate system through interdisciplinary investigations of past, present, and future climates, and using this knowledge for societally relevant purposes. Thus, a key benefit of the CPEP postdoctoral fellowship is the opportunity to interact and collaborate with a diverse team of climatologists and earth system scientists, thereby enabling the postdoc to develop a level of expertise in climatology that allows work at the interface between ecology and climatology. This is a two-year appointment with the possibility of a third year. The preferred start date is early September, 2010. This position includes benefits. Applicants should submit 1) a cover letter that highlights their skills, experience, and the fit between this opportunity and their research directions, 2), a curriculum vitae, 3) up to three sample publications, and 4) the names, email addresses, and phone numbers three references. In your cover letter, please indicate whether you will be at the annual meeting of the Ecological Society of America in August. Please email all materials to Jack Williams (jww@geography.wisc.edu) with the subject line: CPEP Postdoc Application. Review of applications will begin July 31, 2010. Posted: 7/14/10.

Forest Dynamics/Carbon Cycle/Climate Change: Postdoctoral Research Associate, University of Florida, Gainesville, Department of Biology. Supervisor: Jeremy Lichstein. The position is broadly defined and may address a range of topics related to forest dynamics, the role of forests in the global carbon cycle, and the response of forests to climate change. Candidates with strong mathematical, statistical, and/or computational skills are especially encouraged to apply. Potential projects include (but are not limited to): (1) Assimilating forest inventory and eddy covariance data to improve the Princeton-GFDL global ecosystem model. (2) Assessing the response of forests to rising atmospheric CO2 and climate change using long-term forest inventory records. (3) Developing trait-based models of individual tree growth and mortality, and studying the ecosystem-level consequences of these individual rates using forest dynamics models. (4) Studying tree coexistence mechanisms using forest dynamics models. Qualifications: PhD in ecology, forestry, plant physiology, geosciences, atmospheric sciences, applied mathematics, or related field; strong quantitative and writing skills. Preference will be given to applicants with (1) research experience in forest ecology or the carbon cycle; (2) strong mathematical, statistical, and computational skills (i.e., proficiency with one or more scientific programming languages, such as C, FORTRAN, or R); and (3) strong publications records. Applicants who lack one or more of the above qualifications should explain their situation in a cover letter. Start date: Funds are available immediately. Start date may be as late as September 2011. Appointment length: two years. To Apply: Email a single PDF including (1) 1-2 page statement of research interests and goals; (2) CV; and (3) contact information for three references to Jeremy Lichstein (jlichstein@ufl.edu) with subject POSTDOC APPLICATION. Applications will be reviewed starting December 15, 2010, and the position will remain open until filled. Posted: 8/20/10, revised: 12/7/10.

Forest Response to Climate Change: Postdoctoral research fellow positions (2); Centre for Plants and the Environment at University of Western Sydney, Richmond, Australia. UWS has received significant funding from the Australian government to build the largest comprehensive climate change facility in the Southern Hemisphere. This facility will include (1) the first FACE site in a native Australian forest; (2) 12 whole tree chambers that control CO2 and temperature in the field; (3) 6 rainout shelters in the field that can accommodate up to 15 trees and automatically exclude or add water; (4) an eddy flux tower in a native forest; (5) CO2 and temperature controlled glasshouses; and (6) a new research building with state-of-the-art facilities including a new generation genome sequencer. We seek post-docs with physiological plant ecology training and an excellent track record in publishing in high-quality journals. Applicants must submit a research proposal for a 3-year project that has been planned in conjunction with a member of the Centre. In addition to a very competitive salary, an additional $20,000 per year has been allocated for research funds under control of the postdoctoral research fellow. Please contact Profs David Tissue (d.tissue@uws.edu.au) or David Ellsworth (d.ellsworth@uws.edu.au) for further information about these positions. Closing date: June 15, 2010 (Sydney). Posted: 5/17/10.

Climate Change and Plant Distributions: A postdoctoral fellowship is available in the Center for Conservation and Sustainable Development (CCSD) of the Missouri Botanical Garden (MBG) to study how climate change might alter the distribution and abundance of plant species in the Midwestern US, in particular to try to understand how life-histories, plant traits, and phylogenic history influence potential changes in plant species distributions. The post holder will be expected to take a leadership role in implementing species distribution models (SDMs) to understand potential changes in plant species distributions under different dispersal and climate change scenarios, in assessing the extinction risk of plants species that are of conservation concern, and in conducting field transplant experiments to understand how biotic and abiotic factors influence the colonization potential of migrant species in the Midwest. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to develop independent research projects related to climate change effects on phenology, species distributions, and population dynamics. Applicants should have excellent writing and communications skills as well as an eagerness to produce and publish scientific results. Candidates should have a strong background in one or more of the following fields: ecology, evolution, or related fields by the start date. The Postdoctoral fellow will be based in St. Louis where a vibrant community of systematists, ecologists, and evolutionary biologists interact through partnerships among MBG, Washington University, University of Missouri-St. Louis and Saint Louis University. Funding for this position is available for one year with renewal up to three years contingent upon satisfactory annual review. The starting range is anticipated to be between $30-34k, plus benefits. To be considered, apply on-line, and submit a brief statement of research interests, a CV, copies of relevant publications or manuscripts, and three letters of recommendation from people familiar with their research to recruiting@mobot.org before December 15, 2010. Posted: 11/15/10.

Climate Change Adaptation: We are currently advertising a 1 year postdoc position based at The University of Queensland to work on research related to the protection of biodiversity and ecosystem services under climate change. Further details and application procedures. Closing date is 20th August. Posted: 7/29/10.

Senior Coastal Resource Manager: Coastal Resources Center, Graduate School of Oceanography, University of Rhode Island. Grant funded position, limited to 3/26/2012 with extension contingent on funding. Closing date: 4-27-2011. Perform applied research of an advanced and independent nature related to facets of one or more international development project(s)/program(s); provide technical assistance on a wide range of coastal/marine governance-related issues of concern in these projects; assess, design and deliver as necessary capacity-building/strengthening interventions for in-country project staff, partners, and communities; and assume budget and administrative responsibility for these project(s)/program(s), including overseeing in-country project staff and operations. Design the research protocols, perform independent field surveys, analyze results and produce reports with the findings on natural resources management/governance issues of concern in selected of the Center's international projects/program. Perform and/or supervise those who will perform this applied and basic research. Provide and/or oversee others who provide technical assistance on a wide array of coastal/marine/natural resources management issues, including but not limited to issues of food and income insecurity; livelihoods; natural resources degradation; water and sanitation; climate change vulnerability, impacts, and adaptive measures; and lack of individual and institutional capacity in developing countries to address these and other critical issues at hand. Required: 1) PhD in a natural resources management or international development field and a minimum of two years experience that spans these fields; or a master's degree in a natural resources management or international development field with a minimum of four years of experience that spans both of these fields required. 2) Additional required experience: managing and/or providing technical assistance to large, complex, multi-year, multi-million dollar international projects; 3) Demonstrated ability to design the research protocols; 4) Perform independent field surveys; 5) Analyze results and produce reports with the findings on natural resources management/governance issues of concern in the Center's international projects/programs; 6) Demonstrated ability to produce research proposals and research technical reports; 7) Demonstrated ability to design small-scale livelihoods development initiatives; 8) Familiarity with water and sanitation issues and technical interventions; 9) Familiarity with international private foundation donors and US federal funding agencies. 10) Fluency in written and oral French; 11) The ability to travel to developing countries for multiple one to two-week periods each year; 12) Excellent interpersonal skills with staff, partners, and government agency personnel from developing countries; 13) Advanced project management and written and oral communication skills; 14) Demonstrated ability to organize, coordinate and supervise support staff. Job posting for this Marine Research Associate IV position can be found as posting #6000428 at https://jobs.uri.edu/. Posted: 4/11/11.

Climate Change and Sustainability of Coastal Wetlands: The U.S. Geological Survey National Wetlands Research Center (on the campus of the University of Louisiana, Lafayette) anticipates an opening for a Post-Doctoral Research Associate. We anticipate the position starting in the Fall of 2010. The initial appointment will be for 13 months but may be renewed for up to three years contingent on congressional appropriations. Our global change sea-level rise coastal wetland research project is developing tools to evaluate and forecast the vulnerability of coastal marsh ecosystems to sea-level rise (SLR) and other global change stressors and developing a framework for adaptation and management approaches to minimize marsh loss and enhance ecosystem resilience. We are currently working with multiple Department of Interior and other partners who manage coastal wetlands. Our work is intended to permit more informative probabilistic forecasts of coastal marsh response to SLR than previously available. The work will also provide probabilistic assessments of vulnerability to better inform decision making by coastal managers. Our multi-disciplinary team includes modelers, ecologists, and physical scientists. Knowledge of Bayesian Network Modeling is desirable. Excellent quantitative and writing skills are required. Starting salary will be commensurate with experience and will fall within the GS-11 to the GS-12 range in the federal government. A Ph.D. is required. Contact Dr. Glenn Guntenspergen (glenn_guntenspergen@usgs.gov) or Dr. James Grace (gracej@usgs.gov) for additional details. Applicants should submit a resume, a statement of future goals, and the names of three references. Posted: 7/28/10.

Research Ecologist: The U.S. EPA Gulf Ecology Division is seeking a Research Ecologist to 1) Develop appropriate data sets to quantify the impacts of water quality and land use decisions on the ecological services of aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems; 2) Develop conceptual and dynamic quantitative models that include the effects of anthropogenic and natural occurrences on ecosystem structure, function, and services; 3) Perform advanced statistical analysis on model input data and model results to quantify uncertainties, sensitivities, and stochastic properties of the model data and results; 4) Design and perform laboratory experiments and field studies that may be needed to obtain required data or test ecological models. For more details and to apply go to www.usajobs.gov or contact Pat Boyce (Boyce.Pat@epa.gov). For all candidates RTP-ORD-DE-2011-0077; For current federal employees RTP-ORD-MP-2011-0126. Applications accepted until March 23, 2011. Location is Gulf Breeze, Florida. Posted: 3/2/11.

Mapping & Modeling Transport of Watershed Stressors to Offshore Reefs: NHEERL Post-doctoral Position, US Environmental Protection Agency, Gulf Ecology Division, Gulf Breeze, FL. GED-05-03-10-205. This position will fill a critical need in the U.S. EPA’s Ecosystem Services Research Program (ESRP) to establish linkages between human activity in watersheds through freshwater systems to coastal zones and coral reefs. The ESR Program provides data and information on costs and benefits of different decisions and policies in the watershed. The purpose of this position is to track the footprint of human activity from its source in the watershed or coastal zone to its effect on coral reefs and reef ecosystem services. Activities would include: 1) characterize and map where watershed stresses originate, how they are transported, and the spatial and temporal extent of coral reef exposure, 2) derive empirical relationships to quantitatively assess the impact of land use, watershed management and aquatic management (e.g., marine protected areas) on coral reef persistence and delivery of ecosystem services, 3) implement or develop models to evaluate transport of watershed stressors to coastal zones and coral reefs, and their impact on reef condition and ecosystem services, 4) support development of water quality standards that are both protective of valued resources and capable of identifying likely sources of impairment, and 5) collaborate in development of predictive simulation models for incorporation into decision support tools. Starting salary $47k for new Ph.D.; up to $89k for post-doctoral experience . Full three-year appointments . Paid relocation to EPA duty location. Vacation and sick leave. Federal health benefits, life insurance, and retirement program. Travel to professional scientific meetings. Closes: October 29, 2010. For more information and application process visit www.epa.gov/nheerl/postdocs. If you have questions, contact Ms. Dorothy Carr at (800-433-9633 or ordpostdocapps@epa.gov). Posted: 9/15/10.

Prairie Ecology: The University of Houston Coastal Center seeks a postdoctoral associate to conduct ecological research in coastal tallgrass prairie. The research area is open, but we have particular interest in restoration ecology, mathematical modeling of plant communities, and invasive species. Opportunities exist for collaborations within UH and with Evan Siemann's group at Rice University. The postdoc will be responsible for collecting preliminary data, coordinating collaborations, and helping to write fundable grant proposals. The position will be based at the University of Houston in Houston, Texas, and can start immediately. See the Pennings lab for more information. Apply online at https://jobs.uh.edu/ for posting number 065736; also email cover letter, CV and contact information for 3 references directly to Steve Pennings, Department of Biology and Biochemistry, University of Houston, spennings@uh.edu. Indicate in cover letter when you would be available to start work. Application deadline is November 15, 2010. Posted: 11/11/10.

Supervisory Biologist/Ecologist: The U.S. EPA Gulf Ecology Division is seeking a Supervisory Biologist/Ecologist, GS-0401-0408-14/15 to provide leadership to a research program focused on estuarine ecology, coastal ecosystem processes, monitoring and assessment, and ecological indicators. Closes: March 18, 2011. Location: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency / ORD/NHEERL/Gulf Ecology Division, Gulf Breeze, Florida. At the full performance level, you will: -Provides technical leadership, guidance and direction to a research program focused on estuarine ecology, coastal ecosystem processes, monitoring and assessment, and ecological indicators; -Establish policy, methods and procedures needed to accomplish, the development and application of ecological indicators to classify the ecological status of near-coastal areas (wetlands and estuaries) using indicators as assessment tools to detect significant change in ecological status related to stressors, and identify the causes of ecological and biological change in near coast areas which may include chemical contaminants, disease, nutrients, energy development, and global climate change; -Direct, organize and supervise a multi-disciplinary staff consisting of senior research biologists, ecologists, and associated support staff; -Set assignments, determine responsibilities and priorities and evaluate employee performance; participate in the development of technical development and planning of complex, multi disciplinary research projects; interacting closely with Management to ensure that outputs are consistent with Program goals; -Manage Branch resources, including budget, property, facilities and personnel. For more details and to Apply go to www.usajobs.gov and search for Announcement Number: RTP-ORD-DE-2011-0081 (all candidates) or RTP-ORD-MP-2011-0077 (current federal employees). Posted: 3/1/11.

Supervisory Biologist: Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center (NPWRC) of the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) is seeking a Supervisory Biologist, who will serve as the Deputy to the Center Director and will be responsible for the following major duties: Assisting the Center Director in developing and administering the overall research program of the Center, as well as identifying new research and development initiatives; providing day-to-day program and science operational guidance to the Center; providing guidance, requirements, and standard operating procedures for maintaining the quality assurance of Center research activities; assisting in performing reviews of Center research/study plans and publications for overall quality; supervising NPWRCs administrative, facility, and support and technical staff; and representing the USGS at professional meetings and departmental and agency meetings. Salary: $96-125k/ year Closes: October 05, 2010. GS-0401-14/14, Permanent, Full-Time, Promotion Potential: GS-14. Duty Location: Jamestown, North Dakota. Who may be considered: United States Citizens. For information on qualification requirements and how to apply for this position, please search USAJobs for Job Announcement Number: CR-2010-0472. Posted: 9/9/10.

Research Ecologist: Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center of the U.S. Geological Survey is seeking a Research Ecologist to explore the potential effects of climate and land use change in the plains and prairie pothole landscape. Duties will include developing research to investigate the interdependence of wildlife and habitat in regard to climate change and land use in the Plains and Prairie Pothole Landscape Conservation Cooperative (PPP LCC), isolating and refining conflicts and challenges involving habitat management options, and developing new wildlife models for integration into larger modeling efforts. The Plains and Prairie Potholes Landscape Conservation Cooperative is a science partnership of federal, state, provincial, and non-governmental conservation agencies. Spanning both regional and international boundaries, the PPP LCC includes the southern portions of Alberta, Manitoba, and Saskatchewan in Canada, southward to include the entire state of North Dakota; a portion of South Dakota; two-thirds of Montana; one third of Wyoming; and portions of Nebraska, Minnesota, and Iowa. Salary Range: $68-106k/year. Closes: September 22, 2010. Permanent Full-Time GS-0408-12/13. Promotion Potential: GS-15. Duty Location: Jamestown, North Dakota Open to US citizens only. For information on qualification requirements and how to apply for this position, please search USAJobs for Job Announcement Number: CR-2010-0463. Posted: 9/9/10.

Research Ecologist/Forester: The USDA Forest Service Pacific Northwest Research Station seeks to fill a permanent, full-time Research Forester or Ecologist position, GS-0460/0408-11/12. This position is located in the Pacific Northwest Research Station Anchorage Forestry Sciences Lab in Anchorage, Alaska. DUTIES: The scientist will provide leadership in the design and analysis of forest inventories and report on, through scientific peer review, innovative inventory techniques and analyses of critical natural resource issues in Alaska. Responsibilities include integrating extensive field data with ancillary information (e.g., remote sensing) to a) provide statistically valid estimates of trends in forest land cover, carbon pools, and species composition over time, and b) explore the causal relationships for those trends—e.g., management, disturbance, disease, and climate. This position offers many challenges and is likely to involve interaction and collaboration at both the local and national level. Experience with forest measurement and compilation, current statistical techniques and sampling methods, interdisciplinary research, grant writing and publishing is highly desirable. For more information, see the Demo announcement (open to United States citizens and nationals) TA10-2669-0442DP-JJ or the Merit announcement TA10-2669-0442G-JJ. Closes: August 16, 2010. Posted: 7/22/10.

Tropical Forest Ecology: Post-doc Position announcement: Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute and the University of Minnesota. We seek a post-doctoral fellow to explore relationships among phylogeny, functional traits, and performance of forest trees. The successful applicant will have extensive quantitative skills, with experience in phylogenetic and/or Bayesian analyses. Scientists working with the Center for Tropical Forest Science have compiled data, which includes bar code phylogenies, functional traits, and rates of recruitment, growth and mortality for several thousand tree species. The position will be divided approximately equally between the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute and the University of Minnesota and will be hired by each institution for one year or so each. The successful applicant will work closely with Drs. S. Joseph Wright and Peter B. Reich. The position is for two years (two, one-year appointments at each institution). Requirements: Ph.D. in forest ecology, forestry, ecosystem ecology or a related field. Expertise and experience: Extensive quantitative skills, with experience in phylogenetic and/or Bayesian analyses For further information, please contact wrightj@si.edu or preich@umn.edu. Applications and required documents must be submitted online. Please upload your CV; your most important publication or manuscript; and your publication or manuscript most closely related to relationships among phylogeny, functional traits, and performance of forest trees. Please include the phone numbers and email addresses of three references in your CV. Please do not send reference letters. We will contact referees. Closing date is 20 May 2011. Posted: 4/14/11.

Tropical Ecology: 3-Year Tupper Postdoctoral Fellowship. The Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI) located in the Republic of Panama is a division of the Smithsonian Institution in Washington DC and maintains research facilities in different marine and terrestrial locations on the Isthmus of Panama. STRI invites applications for the Earl S. Tupper three-year postdoctoral fellowship in the areas represented by its scientific staff. Disciplines include ecology, anthropology, paleontology, paleoecology, evolutionary biology, molecular phylogenetics, biogeography, animal behavior, neurobiology, soils sciences, and physiology of tropical plants and animals. Research should be based at one of the STRI facilities; proposals that include comparative research in other tropical countries will be considered. One fellowship is awarded annually. In order to apply send a detailed research proposal with 1 page abstract and budget (less than 10 pages), a curriculum vitae, 2 letters of reference, names and telephone numbers of 3 additional professional references and reprints of most important papers. We suggest applicants consult with the STRI scientific staff member who will serve as their host/advisor before submitting final application. Candidates must designate the most appropriate staff member to serve as STRI host/advisor and two additional co-advisors than can review the proposal. Staff and research interests are listed at http://www.stri.org. Annual stipend is $45k with yearly travel and research allotments. Deadline for submission: January 15, 2011. Starting date: After October 1, 2011. Applications consist of one printed copy, plus one electronic copy of all requested materials. The electronic copy should be submitted on a CD or by e-mail, as a SINGLE file in Word or preferably PDF, including proposal with budget and CV. Reference letters may also be submitted electronically. Send hard copy of the application to STRI/Office of Academic Programs, Unit 0948, APO AA 34002-0948 from the US/Europe or Apartado 0843-03092, Balboa, Panama from Latin America. Electronic version should be sent to fellows@si.edu. Posted: 11/15/10.

Tropical Agroforestry: Postdoctoral Research Associate. The successful candidate will participate in a project that aims to develop educational materials such as textbooks and on-line courses on tropical agroforestry for a Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) funded project in the Congo Basin. This intended position will primarily work with Dr. Damase Khasa (University of Laval, Quebec City) and Dr. Scott Chang in those efforts. Independent research on agroforestry such as conducting literature reviews for peer-reviewed publication is encouraged. Other lines of independent research can be accommodated as well. Funding is available for one year and a competitive salary will be provided. The position is located at the University of Alberta in Edmonton. Persons with training in agroforestry and experience in tropical agroforestry are encouraged to apply. Ability to communicate effectively in English and evidence of productivity from previous work are essential. Some knowledge of French would be an asset. You must be highly motivated, able to work independently but at the same time be a good team player. The position is available now and needs to be filled as soon as possible. To be considered, please send a copy of your curriculum vitae, names and contact details of two referees, and a very brief statement of your experience in tropical agroforestry to (by email): Dr. Scott Chang (scott.chang@ualberta.ca). Posted: 7/29/10.

Sustainable Tropical Forest Management: Two postdoctoral positions in the Department of Environmental Science, Policy and Management at the University of California, Berkeley are available to work with Matthew D. Potts on theoretical and applied aspects of tropical forest management with an emphasis on biodiversity conservation and ecosystem service production. The appointments will initially be for one year and may be renewed. The positions offer a competitive salary plus benefits. The start date is flexible. Projects include developing: (i) spatial forest growth models; (ii) stand and landscape level carbon management strategies (REDD); (iii) decision support tools for forest planners. The successful applicants will contribute to an on-going interdisciplinary GEF/ITTO funded project conservation of biodiversity project in Malaysia. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in a relevant area such as ecology, economics, physics, mathematics, computer science, or statistics; strong analytical, computing and/or field skills; and have demonstrated the ability to produce high quality scientific results with limited direct guidance. Applications, including a cover letter, CV, one-page summary of research interests, and the names and addresses of three referees, should be sent (preferably by email with CBIOD Postdoc Application in the subject line) to Dr. Matthew D. Potts, Dept. of Environmental Science, Policy and Management, University of California at Berkeley, 137 Mulford Hall MC #3114, Berkeley, CA, 94720. Email: pottslab@gmail.com. First review of applications is June 28. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer Applicants should ask referees to review the UC Berkeley Statement of Confidentiality. Posted: 5/27/10.

Sustainable Agriculture, Land Conservation, or Social Forestry: Position Available for a Postdoctoral Teaching/Research Fellow in Environmental Studies with focus on Human Interactions with the Land. The University of the South in Sewanee, Tennessee, invites applications for a two-year postdoctoral teaching and research fellow in Human Interactions with the Land to begin in the Fall of 2011. Funded by a grant to the Associated Colleges of the South from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, this fellowship provides a training opportunity for a career path in a liberal arts college setting. The position is 50% teaching (three courses per year) and 50% research. We are looking for an interdisciplinary scholar who is engaged in the study of land use. We are especially interested in candidates specializing in the areas of Sustainable Agriculture, Land Conservation, and Social Forestry, but we will also consider those with interests that complement our existing strengths such as Planning and Rural Economic Sustainability. Applicants with persuasive claims that they have completed the Ph.D. by June 2011 will be the best candidates for this position. The Environmental Studies Program at The University of the South is broadly interdisciplinary. It offers degrees in Natural Resources and the Environment, Ecology and Biodiversity, Environmental Chemistry, and Environmental Policy. A large and diverse group of faculty from seventeen departments, spanning the arts, humanities, and social and natural sciences, participate actively in the program. Documents should be in pdf or doc format. Review of applications will begin December 3, 2010, and continue until the position is filled. Send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, statements of teaching and research interests and contact information for three references to: Tracy Hall, Faculty Hiring Specialist, The University of the South, 735 University Avenue, Sewanee, TN 37383-1000. Submission via email is preferred: thall@sewanee.edu. Posted: 11/29/10.

Sustainable Ecosystem Management: Two postdoctoral positions in the Department of Environmental Science, Policy and Management at the University of California, Berkeley are available to work with Matthew D. Potts on theoretical and applied aspects of the sustainable multiple use of temperate and tropical landscapes with a special emphasis on biodiversity conservation, biofuels, and ecosystem services production. Successful applicants will be expected to develop mathematical models, data analysis and/or implement field studies for one or more of the following: (1) impacts of disturbances on microbial diversity and ecosystem processes; (2) ecological and socioeconomic impacts of REDD+; (3) environmental impacts of oil palm production; (4) sustainable bioenergy production from woody biomass; (5) develop decision support tools for tropical forest planners (www.cbiod.org). The successful applicants will be an active part of interdisciplinary research teams conducting field research in Malaysia, the United States, and Mexico. Appointments are initially for one year and may be renewed. Offers include competitive salaries plus benefits. Start dates are flexible. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in a relevant area such as ecology, economics, physics, mathematics, computer science, or statistics; strong analytical, computing and/or field skills; and have demonstrated the ability to produce high quality scientific results with limited direct guidance. Applications, including a cover letter, CV, one-page summary of research interests, and the names and addresses of three referees, should be sent (preferably by email with Postdoc Application in the subject line) to Dr. Matthew D. Potts, Dept. of Environmental Science, Policy and Management, University of California at Berkeley, 137 Mulford Hall MC #3114, Berkeley, CA, 94720. Email: jobs@pottsgroup.org. First review of applications is December 1st, 2010. Applicants should ask referees to review the UC Berkeley Statement of Confidentiality. Posted: 11/2/10.

Branch Chief, Sustainable Environments: The Sustainable Environments Branch in the Office of Research and Development at the US EPA is looking for a Branch Chief to lead a transdisciplinary research team working on issues of sustainability. Job Title: Supervisory Economist/Biologist/Environmental Engineer/Physical Scientist, GS-0110/0401/0819/1301-15. This position is located in the Office of Research and Development, National Risk Management Research Laboratory, Sustainable Technology Division, Sustainable Environments Branch, Cincinnati, OH. Duties: - Serve as first-line supervisor for a staff of researchers, technicians, and secretarial/clerical staff; provide direction, guidance, advice, and assistance to the Branch staff in all administrative and technical matters. - Propose and plan research and development projects and outputs to meet Divisional, Laboratory, and Agency objectives. - Interpret the impact of changes in regulations or Agency priorities on the projects within the Branch, recognize the need to coordinate with other Branches to solve problems, and work with team leaders and other professionals to revise, redirect, and coordinate projects and resources to meet the changing objectives. - Review papers, reports, and presentations to ensure the technical quality of the Agency's research and development efforts and to assure compliance with policy matters. For more information go to USAjobs.gov and search for Announcement number RTP-ORD-DE-2011-0008. Closes: 11/30/10. Posted: 11/15/10.

Sustainability and Spatial Studies: Dickinson College, a highly selective liberal arts college in Pennsylvania with a national reputation for leadership in global education and an emerging one in sustainability education, invites applications for a 12-month Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow to begin August 2011. The successful candidate will design and implement co-curricular programs for developing GIS skills for application to problems of sustainability, undertake research to assess the effectiveness of the programs, and teach or co-teach one GIS-themed course each semester. The Postdoctoral Fellow will be affiliated with Dickinson’s new Center for Sustainability Education and other departments as appropriate. Review of applications will begin on November 12, 2010, and will continue until the position is filled. Dickinson is committed to diversity and we encourage candidates who will contribute to meeting that goal to apply. Apply online at https://jobs.dickinson.edu/. Posted: 11/3/10.

Sustainability Science: The Sustainability Science Program at Harvard University's Center for International Development invites applications for resident fellowships in sustainability science for the University's academic year beginning in September 2011. The fellowship competition is open to advanced doctoral and post-doctoral students, and to mid-career professionals engaged in research or practice to facilitate the design, implementation, and evaluation of effective interventions that promote sustainable development. Applicants should describe how their work would contribute to "sustainability science," the emerging field of use-inspired research seeking understanding of the interactions between human and environmental systems as well as the application of such knowledge to sustainability challenges relating to advancing development of agriculture, habitation, energy and materials, health and water while conserving the earth's life support systems. This year we will give some preference to applicants whose work addresses challenges of innovation for sustainable development, with special attention to innovation in the energy, health and agricultural sectors. In addition to general funds available to support this fellowship offering, special funding for the Giorgio Ruffolo Fellowships in Sustainability Science is available to support citizens of Italy or developing countries who are therefore especially encouraged to apply. The Sustainability Science Program is directed by Professors William Clark and Michael Kremer, and Nancy Dickson. For more information on the fellowships application process see the link above. Applications are due December 1, 2010. Posted: 9/29/10.

Biofuels and Sustainability: A postdoctoral research opportunity is available at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) National Risk Management Research Laboratory (NRMRL) in Cincinnati, Ohio. There are two projects involving the design of sustainable supply chains: one in the area of biofuels and one in the area of industrial products. These efforts are multi-faceted involving life-cycle assessments, environmental impact analyses, scenario forecasting, and agent-based modeling. These approaches will be combined with the evaluation of sustainability metrics, such as ecological footprint, to comparatively evaluate the sustainability of different designs for these supply chains. The ultimate goal of the research team is to create a tool that can be used to help design supply chains in a more sustainable fashion by identifying the trade-offs between the sustainability metrics and economic goals of the different supply chain designs. As part of this effort, the participant will apply existing approaches for calculating ecological footprints to these supply chains and also develop new approaches and methods for calculating ecological footprints for these systems. The supply chains will be complex systems where boundaries are difficult to ascertain. For biofuels, the supply chains cover diverse processes including corn and biomass farming, fertilizer and pesticide production and application, harvesting and any associated processing, transport, biorefinery production, and biofuel distribution, storage and use. The participant will be an integral part of the research team and will interact with other researchers. More detailed information. Direct questions and inquiries to Douglas Young at young.douglas@epa.gov. Posted: 11/11/10.

Environmental Impacts of Biofuel Production: Postdoctoral Fellow - Department of Botany and Plant Sciences, University of California at Riverside. We are seeking a highly motivated and well prepared Postdoctoral Fellow to conduct USDA,NIFA-funded research investigating the environmental impacts of biofuel production in the Imperial Valley (low desert) of California. The study will encompass a full 5-year life cycle analysis of the plant crop and subsequent rattoon (stubble) crops of a high yielding sugarcane clone. Objectives are to identify and quantify the principal environmental and physiological drivers of water, carbon, ozone, and nitrogen fluxes and storage, and will utilize ongoing data-model synthetic approaches to scale these processes and impacts on water and air quality to the regional level. The position will provide opportunities for advanced training in whole ecosystem flux measurements of multiple compounds, and in associated biogeochemical modeling. Outcomes from the research will inform physiological theory of coupled biogeochemical cycles on hourly to annual time scales and will have applications for assessing the suitability of biofuel production in southern California. The position requires excellent preparation in plant physiology, biometeorology, physiological ecology, biogeochemistry, or related field, and well-developed instrumentation and quantitative skills. The successful candidate will provide leadership to the research team including graduate students, scientists, cooperative extension personnel and industry cooperators.. The primary role of this position is to conduct micrometeorological flux and plant physiological measurements in sugarcane, designed to refine parameterization of carbon flux, evapotranspiration, GHG emission, and air quality models that are appropriate for regional scaling. Duration: 1 year, renewable annually. Position requires a Ph.D. with relevant research preparation and a successful publication record, excellent tact and communication skills (written and oral), the ability to work outdoors in a hot desert environment (45 C), and to work aloft on instrument towers (10 m). We encourage underrepresented applicants. Inquiries in a single PDF with CV, contact information for three references, and cover letter with qualifications and research interests to Dr. David Grantz (david@uckac.edu) and Dr. Darrel Jenerette (darrel.jenerette@ucr.edu). Position is available beginning 1 January 2011 and is open until filled. Posted: 11/23/10.

Energy/Urbanization Impacts on Water: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, National Center for Environmental Assessment (NCEA). Project: Quantity Matters: The impacts of energy production and urbanization on water quantity, quality and aquatic communities. The Causal and Ecological Risk Assessment Team within the USEPA’s Office of Research and Development conducts high priority ecological assessments to quantify relationships between physical, chemical, and biological stressors and the condition of valued biological resources. We seek a self-driven, transdisciplinary scientist to help quantify the relationships between water quantity (hydrology), quality, and aquatic biological communities. Knowledge of these relationships will be applied to conduct high priority assessments of the impacts on ecological resources of energy production, such as biofuels, and shale gas. We seek applicants holding a Ph.D. in Ecology, Hydrology, Environmental Science, or a related discipline with particular focus on aquatic environments. Preferred background and experience include: Working knowledge and experience with quantifying relationships between hydrology and the structure and function of biological communities; and experience with linking environmental stressors with ecological effects. Specific experience with stream ecology, programming experience with R., and knowledge of web-based information and decision-support tools also desired. This position is located in the USEPA’s Potomac Yards campus in Arlington, VA. The closing date for applications is 7 January 2011. For additional scientific information about this project, contact Dr. Jeffrey Frithsen, 703-347-8623, frithsen.jeff@epa.gov. Application details are at the NCEA website. Posted: 12/17/10.

Energy and the Environment: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, National Center for Environmental Assessment (NCEA). Project: Energy and the Environment: Linking environmental stressors to biological communities to quantify the impacts of energy production and urbanization. The Causal and Ecological Risk Assessment Team within the USEPA’s Office of Research and Development conducts high priority ecological assessments to quantify relationships between physical, chemical, and biological stressors and the condition of valued biological resources. We seek a self-driven, transdisciplinary scientist to help quantify the relationships between environmental stressors linked to energy production and distribution, and the structure and function of aquatic biological communities. Knowledge of these relationships will be applied to conduct high priority assessments of the impacts on ecological resources of energy production, such as biofuels, and shale gas. We seek applicants holding a Ph.D. in Ecology, Biology, Environmental Science, or a related discipline with particular focus on aquatic environments. Preferred background and experience include: working knowledge and experience with quantifying relationships between environmental stressors and the structure and function of biological communities; and experience with linking environmental stressors with ecological effects. Specific experience with stream ecology, programming experience with R., and knowledge of web-based information and decision-support tools also desired. This position is located in the USEPA’s Potomac Yards campus in Arlington, VA. The closing date for applications is 7 January 2011. For additional scientific information about this project, contact Dr. Jeffrey Frithsen, 703-347-8623, frithsen.jeff@epa.gov. Application details are at the NCEA website. Posted: 12/17/10.

Climate/Energy Decision Making: Carnegie Mellon University. The Center for Climate and Energy Decision Making seeks a post-doctoral fellow to collaborate on a variety of highly interdisciplinary problems related to climate change and sustainable energy systems. The ideal candidate would have an undergraduate degree in science or engineering and a PhD in behavioral social sciences. The successful candidate will work closely with a number of investigators in a recently funded NSF distributed center on Decision Making under Uncertainty in Climate Change and Energy. The Center's executive director is Inês Azevedo.The PI is Granger Morgan. Topics of interest to the center include the development of new social science theory and methods in the context of addressing problems in greenhouse gas abatement (e.g. overcoming the barriers that limit the adoption of energy efficient equipments, integration of variable sources of electric power; adoption and integration of plug electric hybrids; public preferences and choice in decarbonizing the energy system; assessment of carbon footprints; adaptive management of carbon capture and sequestration); adaptation or climate change impacts (e.g. water and low carbon energy systems; hurricane impacts and flooding; decision analysis assessment of hurricane modification; thermal and acidification impacts on ocean ecosystems); interaction between abatement and adaptation (e.g. externalities of variable and intermittent renewables; impact of water desalination; climate change impacts on air quality; public health and air conditioning in public spaces); as well as several topics related to dealing with unexpectedly rapid or large impacts of changes. Send resume, sample papers and list of references to EPP staff member Meryl Sustarsic at meryls@andrew.cmu.edu. Posted: 11/3/10.

Forests, Fire, and Carbon Sequestration: Evaluating the Effects of Fuel Treatments. From: Professor Scott Stephens, Department of Environmental Science, Policy, and Management University of California, Berkeley. Post-doctoral position focused on the fire, carbon sequestration and forests in the Sierra Nevada, California. Field experiment at the UC Blodgett Research Forest is investigating the carbon sequestration tradeoffs of using different fuel treatments to reduce fire hazards in mixed conifer forests. Responsibilities include leading the ongoing study, analyzing data, and writing journal articles. Two years of funding is available (renewed annually). Field technician assistance is available. Additional opportunities include working with a diverse group of other projects and association with the UC Center for Fire Research and Outreach. Qualifications: A completed (or imminent) Ph.D in fire ecology, fire science, ecology, forestry, natural resources, geography, earth sciences, or related field. Strong quantitative skills. Training and experience in fire-forest-carbon interactions and modeling. Knowledge of carbon dioxide soil sensors, instrumentation, the ecological effects of fuel treatments, tree ring analysis, and forest ecology are desirable. Strong communications skills required. Ability to work independently. Must have successfully published papers in scientific journals. Start Date: 7/1/2011 desirable (must have received Ph.D. no later than actual start date). Salary $40-43k plus benefits. To learn more about the position please contact Scott Stephens (sstephens@berkeley.edu). To Apply: Send electronic or hard copies of (1) letter of interest outlining how your background fits the position, (2) curriculum vitae; (3) transcripts from graduate and undergraduate study (unofficial copies are fine); (4) names and contact information (phone, email, address) for three to five references including how and when you were associated with them; and (5) reprints of up to five publications to: Dr. Scott Stephens, Department of Environmental Science, Policy, and Management, Division of Ecosystem Science, 130 Mulford Hall MC 3114, University of California, Berkeley, CA. 94720-3114. Posted: 3/31/11.

Biochar/Carbon Sequestration: A postdoctoral opportunity is available beginning January 2011 for a project on use of biochar for carbon sequestration in switchgrass production on marginal soils. Experience with plant production, soil biology and gas exchange desirable. PhD in ecology, soil science, agronomy or related fields preferred. Appointment for 1 year with possibility for renewal. Starting salary $44k with a benefit package including health insurance. To apply send vitae and three letters of recommendation to Roger Koide, Department of Horticulture, 102 Tyson Building, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA 16802. Inquiries to rkoide@psu.edu. The review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Posted: 11/12/10.

Land Use, Biofuels, and Global Biogeochemistry: The Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK) is a German government-funded research institute addressing crucial scientific questions in the fields of global change, climate impacts and sustainable development. It is a member of the Leibniz Association, whose institutions perform fundamental and applied research on subjects of high relevance to society. Within the Marie Curie ITN GRENCYCLESII, PIK is looking for applicants for the following research positions based in Potsdam, Germany: T5.6 Land use, biofuels, and global biogeochemistry. An Experienced Researcher (PhD) to investigate the effects of the growing demand for land from the production of food crops and biofuels and its influence on the coupled Earth system, in particular the biogeochemical responses and their climatic consequences. This includes the development of a parameterisation of biofuel crops for the dynamic vegetation model LPJmL and the global land and water use model MAgPIE. The successful candidate will actively participate in network-wide workshops and training events. The position is expected to start on 1 October 2011 and run for 24 months. Applications should arrive before 1.7.2011, but will be also accepted until the position is filled. Interested candidates should send a CV, a half-page statement of interest, copies of your high-school and academic certificates and the names of two referees to Prof. Wolfgang Cramer, preferably by e-mail (Wolfgang.Cramer(at)pik-potsdam.de) or by post (Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, PF 60 12 03, 14412 Potsdam, Germany). Please also attach the 1-3 most representative and valuable examples of your past scientific work (submitted manuscripts will be treated confidentially) and a completed Eligibility Form (http://www.greencycles.org/vacancies/). Payment will be according to Marie Curie rules, including an allowance for transnational travel and mobility. Researchers holding a PhD are eligible for this GREENCYCLES-II Post-Doc within their first five years of their career (including the time taken to obtain the PhD). At the start of their fellowship, researchers may not have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc) in Germany for more than 12 months in the preceding 3 years. German nationals are eligible only if they have been active in research in a non-Associated Third Country for at least three of the last four years. Posted: 6/27/11.

Landscape Genetics, Biofuels, Ecophysiology: Postdoctoral opportunity in plant adaptation, evolutionary ecology and landscape genomics Section of Integrative Biology, The University of Texas at Austin. The Texas Switchgrass Collaborative seeks a postdoctoral collaborator to join as an integral member of our 4-year NSF-funded project to study the ecological and evolutionary basis of biomass production in switchgrass, a biofuel candidate species. The project combines experimental, genomic and modeling approaches with the goal of understanding the basis of phenotypic expression in variable environments, including future climate scenarios. The successful candidate will establish an independent research focus within the general aims of the project. We are especially interested in candidates whose research interests would draw on two or more of our core approaches (experimental, genomic, modeling). We will consider candidates from a wide range of backgrounds and training. Three years of funding are available. The appointment will be made on an annual basis with renewal dependent on satisfactory performance. Interested candidates should email to tkeitt@keittlab.org a single PDF file containing: 1) a cover letter indicating interest in the project, 2) a current CV, and 3) the names, email addresses and telephone numbers of three professional references. The position is open until a suitable candidate is found. For more information on participating labs see: Keitt Lab | Hawkes Lab | Juenger Lab | Phil Fay | James Kiniry. Posted: 6/27/11.

Ecosystem Services and Biofuels: Post-doc. This work will evaluate and enhance ecosystem services and dis-services associated with candidate and market-leading biodiesel feedstock species. Commercial crops, plot and lab work are involved. Skills to be learned/developed include at least some of: assessing pollination 'spillover', biological control, ecological engineering, habitat manipulation, diversity assessments of soil microbes etc and natural resource economics. Two-three years. Start any time. Funded by NZ government and Chevron. Based at Lincoln University, NZ. Informal enquiries to below please-apologies but no replies until April 1 because of travel commitments. Steve Wratten, Professor of Ecology, Bio-Protection Research Centre (steve.wratten@lincoln.ac.nz) See also the "Greening Waipara" programme, which is using native vegetation in vineyards to enhance ecosystem services. Posted: 3/21/11.

Design of Multi-Use Biofuel Feedstock Production Landscapes: The Energy Biosciences Institute (EBI) at The University of California, Berkeley invites applications for a Postdoctoral Scholar - Employee position starting April-June 2011 in the Department of Environmental Science, Policy and Management. The candidate will work with Dr. Matthew D. Potts on a project to develop a management tool for multi-use Miscanthus feedstock production landscapes. Successful applicants will be expected to integrate ongoing EBI research with existing ecological and economic theory, models and data to: (i) develop spatiotemporal production functions for biodiversity and ecosystem services in potential areas of Miscanthus expansion; and (ii) create a spatially dynamic modeling tool that will allow for the determination of the optimal spatiotemporal management strategies for a variety of objective functions and social, environmental and economic constraints. The appointment will initially be for one year and may be renewed. The position offers a competitive salary plus benefits. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in a relevant area such as ecology or economics; strong analytical, computing and GIS skills; and have demonstrated the ability to produce high quality scientific results with limited direct guidance. Applications, including a cover letter, CV, one-page summary of research interests, and the names and addresses of three referees, should be should be submitted by March 4, 2011 online at: http://resaccess.berkeley.edu:80/sReg.php?i=44 If you have any difficulties uploading your application, please e-mail ebi@berkeley.edu. Applicants should ask referees to review the UC Berkeley Statement of Confidentiality. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Posted: 2/1/11.

Ecology of Bioenergy Crops: Post-doctoral research associate in the Department of Crop Sciences at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Hokkaido University, Japan. The post-doc will be based at times in Hokkaido, Japan, but will be employed by the University of Illinois. The post-doc will participate in a project funded by the Energy Biosciences Institute to collect germplasm of a bioenergy crop species, Miscanthus, in its native range in Japan. He or she will also search for and evaluate natural hybrids of Miscanthus sinensis and Miscanthus sacchariflorus, which are the parents of a high-yielding, sterile hybrid found in the 1930s in Japan. The post-doc will also measure carbon sequestration in Miscanthus grasslands and pastures. Candidates interested in this position should have a recently acquired PhD degree in a plant-science-related field. Preferred qualifications include quantitative skills; self-motivation; solid understanding of plant ecology and/or soil science; ability to work in field and laboratory settings; and good writing skills (in English). It is particularly important that the person be interested in working abroad in the field for extended periods of time. Familiarity with East Asian culture and knowledge of Japanese or willingness to learn Japanese is highly valued. Due to the need for frequent travel to Japan, applicants with U.S. citizenship or permanent residency are preferred. Please send cover letter stating research interests, experience, and CV with three names of potential referees to: Dr. Ryan Stewart (rstewart@illinois.edu), Department of Crop Sciences, University of Illinois. Application review will begin 15 January and will continue until the position is filled. Posted: 12/8/10.

Bioenergy Sustainability: We are seeking 3 research associates to join our group at the University of Minnesota in examining the potential environmental effects of new bioenergy strategies within the Midwestern United States using sophisticated land surface-ecosystem, economic, and life cycle assessment models. In particular, this work aims to understand the effects of widespread bioenergy production on the biophysical, biogeochemical, hydrological, climatic, and economic processes occurring on agricultural landscapes across the region. The research associates will work with an interdisciplinary team of land surface scientists, ecologists, climatologists, agricultural scientists, industrial ecologists, and economists. The positions are available immediately and are funded through the U.S. Department of Energy and the University of Minnesota’s Initiative for Renewable Energy and the Environment (IREE), Institute on the Environment (IonE), and College of Food, Agricultural, and Natural Resource Sciences (CFANS). Required qualifications include A Ph.D. in any Earth system science-related field with research relevant to (1) climatology, ecology, and land surface processes, plus experience with computer modeling of biophysical or biogeochemical processes, or (2) a Ph.D. in industrial ecology, economics, or environmental or agricultural science. Strong oral and written communication skills are required. The ability and desire to collaborate and work in a team environment with faculty, postdoctoral fellows, graduate and undergraduate students, and research personnel at other institutions is essential. Applicants must submit their application materials online at https://employment.umn.edu/ requisition# 169577. Documents that must be attached include a current curriculum vitae, a letter of interest detailing related research experience and directions, and the names, phone numbers, and email addresses of three professional references. For further information, please contact either: Dr. Jason Hill, Dept. of Bioproducts and Biosystems Engineering (hill0408@umn.edu) or Dr. Tracy E. Twine, Dept. of Soil, Water, and Climate (twine@umn.edu). Posted: 1/4/11.

Sustainable Bioenergy: We are looking to hire a postdoctoral researcher to study biodiversity and ecosystem services in bioenergy crops in southern Wisconsin. This two-year position will be with the Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center (GLBRC) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and will be supervised by Claudio Gratton with the GLBRC and the Department of Entomology. Research will involve two major components: (1) observational and manipulative field studies on the effects of candidate bioenergy crops (annual crops, perennial grasses, poplar plantations) on arthropod-mediated ecosystem services (suppression of crop pests and crop pollination) in bioenergy crops and in adjacent food crops, and (2) scaling of results from field to landscape levels using GIS and spatial modeling. Applicants should have a general interest in sustainable bioenergy production in agricultural landscapes, and should have the ability to work with diverse stakeholders, including farmers, resource managers, biological and social scientists, and state and local policymakers. A strong background in field experimentation and data analysis is essential. Prior experience with GIS and spatial modeling is desirable. Some background in insect community ecology, conservation biology, landscape ecology, or agroecology will be helpful. To apply please submit (1) a full CV, (2) up to two relevant publications, (3) the names of four potential references and their contact information, and (4) a two-page cover letter describing how this position fits into long-term career goals. Send all materials to Claudio Gratton (cgratton@wisc.edu) and Tim Meehan (tmeehan@wisc.edu) in one single electronic file (PDF) with your last name as the file name. We will begin reviewing applications on August 31, 2010. Posted: 7/2/10.

Sustainable Ornamental Crop Production: A postdoctoral scholar position is available in the Department of Horticulture at the University of Kentucky to participate in an integrated, multi-state, research and extension project funded by a USDA Specialty Crop Research Initiative Grant entitled “Impact and social acceptance of selected sustainable practices in ornamental crop production systems.” Qualifications: A Ph.D. in horticulture or plant science with knowledge related to commercial nursery and/or floral crop production is required. The individual should possess the ability to function within a team and to communicate effectively. The position will be available October 1, 2010. Deadline: August 26, 2010 or until a qualified applicant is found. Please send a cover letter outlining your research interests and career goals, current curriculum vitae plus publication list, and the names and email addresses of three references familiar with your recent research to dingram@uky.edu . For additional information contact: Dr. Dewayne Ingram, Dr. Robert Geneve or Dr. Rebecca Schnelle, Department of Horticulture, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY 40546-0091. (859) 257-8903, e-mails: dingram@uky.edu, rebecca.schnelle@uky.edu, rgeneve@uky.edu. Posted: 8/18/10.

Food Security, Rural Livelihoods and Biodiversity Conservation in Brazil: The Urban Ecosystems and Agroecology Lab at Washington State University Vancouver invites applications for a postdoctoral researcher to take a leading role in an interdisciplinary project examining food security, rural livelihoods, and conservation ecology in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. Belo Horizonte has been widely recognized for the success of its “right to food” programs over the past 18 years. Under the leadership of a municipal Secretariat of Food Security, Belo Horizonte has seen 50%+ decreases in infant malnutrition and mortality, and directly serves 100s of thousands of residents in this city of 2.5 million every year. This program also works with local, small farmers (generally 5-20 ha) who live in the surrounding Atlantic Rainforest/Cerrado Savannah transition region, a recognized “biodiversity hotspot.” Initial research indicates that direct and indirect support from the city programs may be supporting more “wildlife-friendly” practices among partner farms than their neighbors. The postdoctoral associate will continue and expand on work with local farmers and the city government of Belo Horizonte, examining the socioecological links from urban food security to rural livelihoods and landscape biodiversity. While the specific focus will depend on the skill set and interests of the successful candidate, the candidate will work primarily on developing an understanding of the sociopolitical and ecological connections among farmers and the Belo Horizonte programs (developing “thick descriptions” in Geertz’s terminology). It is expected that the candidate will spend most of the one-year term of the position in Brazil. Accordingly, expertise in fieldwork (interviews, surveys, etc.) from political science, sociology, or anthropology is highly desired. Position may be extended to a total of up to three years, contingent on procurement of further funding. International candidates will be considered. Qualifications: * PhD in Rural Sociology, Geography, Environmental Science, Agroecology, or related field * Experience gathering and analyzing qualitative and quantitative social research data/mixed methods * Fluency in Portuguese strongly preferred; candidates with strong fluency in a related language (e.g., Spanish, Italian) may be considered * Experience conducting independent international research * Comfort and skill with interdisciplinary research, communication, and collaboration, preferably in the area of sustainable agriculture or biodiversity conservation * Ability and willingness to relocate to Belo Horizonte, Brazil for 6-8 months To apply please submit a cover letter, CV, and three letters of reference to Dr. M. Jahi Chappell by email at m.jahi.chappell@vancouver.wsu.edu, or at 14204 NE Salmon Creek Avenue, Science Programs, Washington State University Vancouver, Vancouver, WA 98686. Please contact me directly for additional information, at the email address above, or at (360) 546-9413. Starting date is negotiable; no later than September 2011 is preferred. Posted: 6/27/11.

Controls on Global Crop Yields: The University of Minnesota’s Institute on the Environment (IonE) is searching for a world-class postdoctoral candidate to fill a Global Landscapes Initiative Post-Doctoral Fellows position at the University of Minnesota. IonE is discovering solutions to Earth’s biggest problems through cuttingedge research, partnerships and leadership development. The Fellow will be conducting research on recent trends in global food production and food security, specifically focused on what determines crop yields in different regions of the world. The successful candidate will work with an interdisciplinary team of UMN faculty and staff to examine how patterns of climate, soil conditions, agricultural management and crop genetics determine the performance of crops across regional and global scales. Specific questions will consider the role of different agricultural practices (e.g., organic versus conventional cropping systems, GMOs versus traditional genetics, changing fertilizer and irrigation regimes), crop breeding and genetic engineering, and environmental conditions on yield. Furthermore, research will examine how yields may change in the future, and how we will ultimately meet the needs of our growing population. Initial screening will begin August 1, 2010. Position will be open until filled. Qualifications: Advanced degree (Ph.D.) in appropriate discipline related to environmental science, engineering, policy, management or design. Successful candidates will have a strong track record of accomplishment and experience in an environmental field. Demonstrated capacity for leadership is a major plus. Depending on previous experience, the postdoctoral Fellow will be offered an annual stipend of $50-55k plus benefits. The Fellow will be appointed for 2 years. Please send a resume, cover letter, and the names of three references. Please visit employment.umn.edu and enter requisition number 166633 to apply today. For more information, please contact Jonathan Foley (Director, Institute on the Environment) at jfoley@umn.edu. Posted: 6/8/10.

Mendel Science Experience Post-doctoral Fellow: The Mendel Science Experience Post-doctoral Fellow (MSEPF) Program is primarily designed to enrich Core Curriculum course offerings for non-science majors in Villanova University’s College of Liberal Arts & Sciences. A goal of the program is to foster professional development of recent Ph.D. recipients on a career path leading to the securing of academic tenure-track faculty positions in the sciences. The College now seeks to fill one MSEPF position to begin in Fall 2011. MSEPF appointments are for up to three years and carry a 50 % teaching load responsibility (12 contact hours per year), with a 9-month salary of $45k. Each MSEPF will team-teach, with a faculty mentor, a MSE course for non-science-majors with a general structure of 3 hours per week of lecture and two laboratory sections of 3 hours per week (9 contact hours total), along with additional teaching responsibilities. Research is an expectation of MSEPF’s. Each MSEPF will be afforded a research budget and will work closely with a faculty mentor. MSEPFs may pursue external funding to support their work, may be principal investigators on grant proposals, and may receive up to 3 months of summer salary through external funding sources. The successful candidate starting in 2011 will work with either Dr. Robert Curry, Biology, or Dr. Anthony Lagalante, Chemistry, as their faculty mentor. Applicants should consult the web pages of and communicate with Dr. Curry or Dr. Lagalante prior to submitting an application. Applications must include a mutually agreed-upon plan for research that indicates collaboration with the potential faculty mentor and a proposal for teaching that includes a MSE course. For additional information about position expectations and application requirements, see the first link above. Applicants must apply online at https://jobs.villanova.edu. Review of applications will begin on 14 February 2011; the search will remain open until the position is filled. Posted: 1/20/10.

Global Environmental Leadership Fellows: The University of Minnesota’s Institute on the Environment (IonE) is searching for world-class postdoctoral candidates to fill four new Global Environmental Leadership Fellows positions. As an interdisciplinary center of excellence, the IonE is discovering solutions to Earth’s biggest problems through cutting-edge research, partnerships and leadership development. Fellows will be part of a novel research and training environment, aimed at preparing the next generation of leaders to address the world’s environmental grand challenges. We are searching for fellows to conduct cutting-edge research to develop solutions to pressing global issues, such as land use and ecosystem management, global food security, freshwater resources, climate change adaptation, emerging diseases and links between population & development. We are especially interested in three core areas: (1) land use, ecosystem change, agriculture & food security; (2) freshwater systems and water security; and (3) the intersection of environment, population and development. Fellows will design and carry out their own groundbreaking research, in collaboration with interdisciplinary teams of University of Minnesota faculty. Fellows will be housed within the Institute on the Environment and will be encouraged to engage in partnerships with other academic, business or NGO partners – nationally and internationally. Fellows will also participate in advanced leadership training activities to enhance skills in public speaking, collaboration, conflict resolution, media relations, and engagement of leaders from business, NGOs and government, as well as developing systems thinking tools and other transdisciplinary competencies. Qualifications: Advanced degree (Ph.D.) in appropriate discipline related to environmental science, engineering, policy, management or design. Successful candidates will have a strong track record of accomplishment and experience in an environmental field. Demonstrated capacity for leadership is a major plus. Depending on previous experience, postdoctoral Fellows will be offered an annual stipend of $50-55k plus benefits. Fellows will also be eligible for additional funding for travel, supplies and research support. Fellows will be appointed for 2 years. Inquiry and application: Please submit a resume, cover letter, and the names of three references. Also please submit a 2 page research proposal, indicating your plans for the fellowship. Applicants must use the University of Minnesota employment site and enter requisition number 166294 to apply. For more information, please contact Jonathan Foley (Director, Institute on the Environment) at jfoley@umn.edu. Initial screening will begin August 1, 2010. Positions will be open until filled. Posted: 5/6/10.

Private Land Conservation: Adaptation and Vulnerability: Post Doctoral Research Associate Position Available at the University of Wisconsin. Conduct collaborative interdisciplinary research on conservation easements in a changing climate, involving six universities, multiple agencies and NGOs, and research in law, ecology, and social sciences. A full-time 1-year postdoctoral position, Fall 2010 to Fall 2011, will spearhead collaborative research on the adaptive capacity and vulnerability of conservation easements to climate change in diverse contexts. We will integrate research and graduate education, conducting a distributed graduate seminar in Spring 2011 to collect data on 30 organizations and over 400 conservation easements in six states through a centralized online database. Students and professors span law, ecology, and social science backgrounds and include Denver Univ, Indiana Univ, Stanford Univ, SUNY-Buffalo, Univ of Utah, and UW-Madison and collaboration with The Nature Conservancy and other conservation organizations. Position is based in Madison, WI. The postdoc will have the opportunity to collaborate on grant proposals. Salary is $33-40k plus benefits, depending on experience. Preferred start date is early Fall 2010. Requirements. Ph.D. in natural resources or environmental policy and management, geography, social-ecological systems, or related field required. Quantitative and qualitative data analysis including statistics required. Survey experience preferred. Experience with GIS preferred. Knowledge of land conservation desired. Experience with climate change impacts and social/organizational adaptation processes desired. Proven oral and written communication skills. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis starting August 2, 2010. To apply, send cover letter, CV, unofficial graduate transcripts, and contacts for 3 references to: Adena R. Rissman (arrissman@wisc.edu), Department of Forest and Wildlife Ecology. Posted: 7/9/10.

Terrestrial Ecosystems Exposure Analyst: Location: Athens, Georgia, in collaboration with US EPA Office of Research and Development Labs in Cincinnati, OH and Las Vegas, NV The researcher will develop, analyze, and apply terrestrial ecological exposure models for chemicals, primarily pesticides, and a framework for integrating exposures with ecological effects. Integrated modeling is needed to address ecological problem statements for the Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention and the Ecosystem Services Research Program. The application of parameter estimation, sensitivity/uncertainty analysis, model selection, and spatial techniques to support comprehensive ecosystem assessment and chemical regulation is emphasized. -Salary range of $68,809 - $92,890 -Full three-year appointments -Paid relocation to EPA duty location -Vacation and sick leave -Federal health benefits, life insurance, and retirement program -Travel to professional and scientific meetings -Flexible start date beginning in March and preferred by September 2011. How to apply (current application window closes December 3, 2010). See the full job ad for more info. Posted: 11/22/10.

Children's Environmental Health: The Dartmouth Center for Children's Environmental Health seeks a postdoctoral researcher to assist with studies of dietary exposure to metals, especially arsenic, during pregnancy and the first year of life. Recent data suggest that both drinking water and food, especially rice and seafood, contribute to arsenic exposure. This is particularly true for infants and toddlers, who often consume many different forms of rice during their transition to solid foods. Our goal is to understand how feeding and weaning habits influence arsenic exposure by measuring arsenic content of infant foods (breastmilk, formula, cereals, and jarred foods) and quantifying dietary patterns via food frequency questionnaires and dietary records. In addition, we will look at how the consumption of other vitamins and minerals (e.g., folate, iron and vitamin B) may alter the absorption of arsenic from food. If you are interested in the position, please send a cover letter and CV to Kathy Cottingham (Kathryn.Cottingham@dartmouth.edu). Requirements: o Ph.D. in a field with expertise relevant to this project, including epidemiology, nutrition, biostatistics, ecology, physiology, or biogeochemistry o Strong writing skills, as evidenced by multiple lead-authored publications o Experience using a variety of statistical approaches, including but not limited to, general linear models, generalized linear models, classification and regression trees (CART), and other techniques for screening large datasets o Experience with statistical programming and database management using SAS, R, Matlab, and/or other programming languages. Posted: 10/7/10.

Senior Research Positions: ICREA (Institució Catalana de Recerca i Estudis Avançats) opens 20 senior research positions for strong candidates with an outstanding research record and excellent leadership capabilities - permanent research jobs in Barcelona. More details. Applications must be submitted electronically via this website before 2:00 pm (local time) on Monday, 2 May 2011. Posted: 4/8/11.

Darwin Fellowship: The Graduate Program in Organismic and Evolutionary Biology at University of Massachusetts Amherst announces a two-year postdoctoral FELLOWSHIP/lectureship. OEB draws together more than 80 faculty from the Five Colleges (University of Massachusetts Amherst and Smith, Hampshire, Mount Holyoke and Amherst Colleges), offering unique training and research opportunities in the fields of ecology, organismic and evolutionary biology. Our research/lecture position provides recent PhD's with an opportunity for independent research with an OEB faculty sponsor as well as experience developing and teaching a one-semester undergraduate biology course. Proven teaching skills are required. Position subject to availability of funds. 1st year salary: $35k. 2nd year salary: $37k. To apply, send CV, three letters of reference, statements of research and teaching interests, and arrange for a letter of support from your proposed OEB faculty sponsor. Electronic applications are encouraged (include last name in all documents); send to darwin@bio.umass.edu. Application review begins: 3/4/11. Interviews: early April. Start date: 8/14/11. Darwin Fellowship, Graduate Program in Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, 319 Morrill Science Center South, 611 North Pleasant Street, University of Massachusetts Amherst, Amherst, MA 01003-581. Posted: 1/27/11.

Science Teaching Fellow: The Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology (EBIO), at the University of Colorado, Boulder, invites applicants for the position of Science Teaching Fellow to assist with enhancing teaching and learning in our undergraduate courses. Candidates should hold a doctoral degree in Ecology or Evolutionary Biology or a related field and have excellent organizational and interpersonal communication skills. However, their primary interest and at least some experience should be in science education. The successful candidate will work within the department and with other education specialists. Specific responsibilities will include working with EBIO faculty who teach our core undergraduate courses (Ecology, Genetics and Evolution) to specify an integrated set of specific learning goals for these courses; develop strategies for including more active learning; develop and validate assessments of student learning gains; and participate in the development of techniques, materials and practices for improving student learning in these courses. The salary for this 1-year renewable (up to three years) appointment will be competitive and commensurate with experience. Applicants should submit a single pdf containing their CV, a statement of teaching philosophy, and the names and email addresses of three individuals who can serve as references to am@colorado.edu. To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by April 15, 2011. Posted: 3/17/11.

Environmental Science Teaching: Villanova University, Department of Geography and the Environment is seeking applicants for a Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow position beginning August 2011. This is a three-year appointment. Requirements: the successful candidate will possess a Ph.D. (or near completion) in environmental science or closely related discipline, and have the training and background to teach environmental science, core lab-science, elective courses on environmental topics, and environmental chemistry. The position entails a 50% teaching and 50% research workload. Villanova faculty are expected to develop an active research program that involves undergraduate students. Applications (i.e., letter of application, teaching and research statement, curriculum vitae, recommendations, and sample publications) should be submitted via https://jobs.villanova.edu. Documents that cannot be submitted electronically should be sent to Dr. Francis A. Galgano, Chair, Department of Geography and the Environment, Villanova University, Villanova, PA, 19085. Three letters of reference are requested. Villanova is a Catholic University sponsored by the Augustinian order. An AA/EEO employer, Villanova seeks a diverse faculty committed to scholarship, service, and especially teaching, who understand, respect, and can contribute to the University’s mission and values. Review of applications begins 1 November 2010 and continues until the position is filled. Please send questions to angelina.fondaco@villanova.edu. Posted: 9/30/10.

Environmental Research Fellows: Postdoctoral Fellowships at SERC. The Smithsonian Institution, the world’s largest museum and research complex, offers several Postdoctoral Fellowships annually to outstanding early career scientists. The Smithsonian’s distinctive combination of field research facilities, museum archives, and expertise in ecology, biological conservation, systematics, and paleobiology provides opportunities for synthetic, big-picture insights into some of the most profound issues challenging our world today, including habitat loss, climate change, and invasive species. Scientists at the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center (SERC) on the Chesapeake Bay in Maryland conduct environmental research in temperate, tropical, and polar ecosystems across the globe. Recent research has highlighted the separate and interactive impacts of multiple global change factors on populations, communities, and ecosystems, including climate change, biological invasions, biodiversity loss, nutrient loading, trace element pollution, and habitat alteration. Insights gained in these studies will be crucial to developing science-based conservation plans that allow human societies to thrive while protecting our finite natural resources. Smithsonian Fellows receive an annual stipend of $45k plus health, relocation, and research allowances. Each position is expected to run for two years, with the second year of funding contingent upon satisfactory progress. Applicants are encouraged to coordinate with a SERC scientist prior to submitting an application for this competitively-awarded fellowship. Applications are due January 15, 2011. Please contact Fellowship Coordinator Daniel Gustafson at gustafsond@si.edu, or 443-482-2217, for further details. Posted: 11/12/10.

Environmental Fellows Program: The Harvard University Center for the Environment created the Environmental Fellows program to enable recent doctorate recipients to use and expand Harvard's extraordinary resources to tackle complex environmental problems. The Environmental Fellows work for two years with Harvard faculty members in any school or department to create new knowledge while also strengthening connections across the University's academic disciplines. Environmental Fellows may include people with degrees in the sciences, social sciences, law, government, public policy, public health, medicine, design, and the full array of humanities. The award: The fellowship will provide an annual stipend of $55k plus health insurance, a $2,500 allowance for travel and professional expenses, and other employee benefits. Environmental Fellows will begin work in September 2011. Schedule: Applications and all letters of reference must be received by the Center for the Environment by 5pm Eastern Standard Time, January 14, 2011. The Center will announce the awards in March 2011. Complete details can be found at: http://www.environment.harvard.edu/grants/fellows. Posted: 8/19/10.

Senior Program Officer, Carbon and Commodities: World Wildlife Fund (WWF), the global conservation organization, seeks a Senior Program Officer for its Markets Department to lead WWF’s work on carbon and commodities (particularly agriculture and forestry) issues. The Senior Program Officer, Carbon and Commodities will serve as the lead on key technical and methodological issues related to carbon and commodities. Duties include: assessment of levels of credible carbon that can be bundled with commodities; development and peer review of commodity-specific methodologies for measuring credible carbon; and identification and definition of additionality and permanence, especially they relate to agricultural commodities. S/he will also oversee a joint project to develop and test a voluntary carbon program whereby credible carbon can be purchased from commodity producers/farmers. The incumbent will engage externally with a range of stakeholders on carbon/commodity issues, notably private sector partners. S/he will also serve as a technical expert and liaison with other WWF offices on carbon/commodity issues, including assisting other WWF offices in their engagement and company partnerships on these issues. In addition, the incumbent will identify key research topics and conduct or oversee research by individuals/institutions, and will create a network of academics and other experts on carbon/commodity issues. A master’s degree in agriculture or a directly related field such as natural resource management is required; PhD level preferred. A minimum of 5 years experience working on GHG emissions reductions in agriculture is also required. The candidate must have experience in GHG emissions reduction projects (e.g. CDM or VCS) and knowledge of agriculture supply chain life cycle analysis. In addition to this technical expertise, s/he must be fluent in English, have excellent analytical, project management and diplomacy skills, a proven history of effective collaboration with partner organizations, and experience working with the private sector. To submit cover letter and resume please visit http://www.worldwildlife.org/who/careers/jobs.html. Posted: 11/9/10.

Ecosystem Services Modelling: The Department of Computational Landscape Ecology at the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research - UFZ invites applications for 2 Postdoctoral Scientists (full-time) (m/f) and 1 Ph.D. Student position (m/f) to commence as early as possible. All appointments are limited to 3 years and are subject to final funding approval by the funding agency. All positions are part of the GLUES project, which is coordinated by the Department. (1) Postdoctoral Scientist in Regional ecosystem services assessments and global feedbacks analysis – Code digit 24/2011 – The candidate is expected to develop, implement and test a framework for analysing off-site effects of ecosystem service based on land management. It requires developing a consistent model for ecosystem services provided in different regions of the world. This analysis will build on information from regional projects within the “Sustainable Land Management Programme” and other comparable initiatives with which GLUES cooperates. The candidate will furthermore be part of the GLUES coordination team and supervise the Ph.D. students funded by the project. (2) Postdoctoral Scientist in Modelling ecosystem functioning and services – Code digit 25/2011 – We are looking for a PostDoc with experience in landscape-scale process-modelling of regulatory, supporting and/or provisioning ecosystem services. Our interest lies in the improvement of such tools and their application to a range of specific land-use scenarios. The candidate will specifically focus on the development of simple generic models for ecosystem services that are of regional importance (such as drinking water availability, pollination) and those relevant for international trade (such as food and timber production, C-sequestration). (3) Ph.D. Student position on the topic Analysis of ecosystem service valuations - Code digit 26/2011 – The candidate is expected to develop an innovative approach to ecosystem service analysis. This approach is based on statistical analysis of an existing economic database and focuses on the questions of quantifying recent analyses of regional ecosystem services, identification of links between ecosystem services and economic sectors and analysis of the regional income elasticity of ecosystem services. Applicants for the posts should have a background in scientific fields such as environmental modelling, environmental data analysis, landscape or geo-ecology, environmental/ecological economics or statistical analysis. Software skills related to R, database management and model development are assumed to form the technical background. We expect very good written and oral communication skills in English and, for the PostDocs, a publication track record in peer-reviewed journals. Ability for working in an international interdisciplinary team is obligatory. We offer: • Excellent research opportunities within an interdisciplinary, international team located in a very pleasant city. • Funds for support through student internships. Further information will be provided by: Dr. Florian Eppink (florian.eppink@ufz.de) or Prof. Dr. Ralf Seppelt (ralf.seppelt@ufz.de) For Scientist positions: The positions will be located in Leipzig. Salary will be according to the appropriate civil service level (TVöD), Entgeltgruppe 13. For PhD positions: The positions will be located in Leipzig. Salary will be according to the appropriate German civil service level (50%) (TVöD), Entgeltgruppe 13. The PhD students participate in the newly established Graduate School HIGRADE. Women are explicitly encouraged to apply to increase their share in science and research. Physically handicapped people will be favoured if they are equally qualified. Please send your complete application documents (curriculum vitae, certificates of academic degrees and reprints of most important publications) with reference to the appropriate code digit. Please email your application with all documents in a single pdf-file that clearly states your name and the reference number of this job description (e.g. Smith_24_2011.pdf) to Florian Eppink and application@ufz.de or by mail to Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research – UFZ, Personalabteilung, PF 50 01 36, D-04301 Leipzig, Germany. Posted: 2/17/11.

Ecosystem Services/Environmental Economics: We are seeking applications for a post-doctoral associate in ecosystem services and/or environmental economics to work with Drs. Stephen Polasky and David Tilman as part of the Cedar Creek LTER program at the University of Minnesota. The appointment is for one year with potential for renewal, to begin as soon as possible. The specific research project to be conducted will depend on the interests of the successful applicant, however its focus will be on ecosystem services, the factors contributing to their quantity and quality, and their value to society. This work would be at least partially based on analyses of the Cedar Creek dataset gathered from long-term observational and experimental field studies, as well as cross-LTER syntheses. Questions should be addressed to Drs. Stephen Polasky, polasky@umn.edu or David Tilman, tilman@umn.edu, Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Behavior. To apply, send a statement of research interests, a CV, and three letters of recommendation to Belinda Befort, befort@umn.edu, with the subject line: Cedar Creek Post-Doc Search. Review of applications will begin January 21 and continue until the position is filled. Posted: 1/5/11.

Environmental Economics: The Environmental Science, Policy, and Engineering Program (ESPE) and the Department of Economics invite applications for a two-year Postdoctoral Fellow position, beginning Fall 2010. The successful applicant will join a Mellon Foundation-funded multidisciplinary team that is investigating the economic, ecological, and engineering issues surrounding the development of alternative energies in New York State. A PhD (completed by September 2010 or, possibly, by May 2011) in either Economics or in Environmental Studies with a focus on Economics is required. Union College is a highly selective liberal-arts college in upstate New York. Its proximity to likely sources of alternative energies including forest biofuels and large-scale wind generation projects, major energy users in the Northeast, and such leading centers of energy research as General Electric make Union College ideally located to investigate such questions as the role of energy markets, the potential for rural redevelopment, and valuation of land and other resources as alternative energies develop. The Fellow will be expected to design and complete economics research specifically related to the focus of the team. During the two-year position, the Fellow will also co-teach one Introduction to Environmental Studies course and one Senior Environmental Studies Seminar and teach one course in his/her specialty. Interested candidates should submit Research and Teaching Statements, a current CV, and the names of three people willing to offer a recommendation to Professor Jeffrey Corbin, Search Chair, at econpostdoc@union.edu. Review of applications will begin July 23 and continue until the position is filled. For more details, see the full job ad. Posted: 6/14/10.

Molecular Biology Teaching Fellow: The Department of Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology (MCDB), at the University of Colorado, Boulder (CU), invites applicants for the position of Science Teaching Fellow, to assist with enhancing teaching and learning in our undergraduate courses. Candidates should hold a doctoral degree in Molecular Biology or a related field and have excellent organizational and interpersonal communication skills. Their primary interest and at least some experience should be in science education. The Science Teaching Fellow will work both within MCDB and with other education specialists who are members of the Science Education Initiative, a program involving two other CU science departments (Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and Physics). Specific responsibilities will include working in coordination with MCDB faculty to review and revise specific learning goals for core undergraduate courses and construct and validate an assessment tool to measure student progress over the course of the entire major to achieve these goals. The salary for this two year post-doctoral appointment will be competitive and commensurate with experience. Applicants should submit a CV and a statement of teaching philosophy to Dr. Jennifer Knight (knight@colorado.edu) with a list of three references who can provide letters of recommendation if requested. Review of applications will begin immediately, and continue until the position is filled (start date no later than September 1, 2011). Posted: 6/16/11.

Genetics of Aging in Drosophila: The Promislow lab in the University of Georgia Genetics Department is seeking an enthusiastic, independent postdoctoral researcher to study the genetic architecture of aging in Drosophila. The goal of this project is to better understand the causes and consequences of aging in natural populations. The successful candidate will apply genetic and genomic approaches to the study of aging in flies, with a focus on the age-related changes in network structure. Preference will be given to candidates with experience in population genetics, genomics, and/or systems biology & network analysis. The position is initially available for two years, and may be extended. The postdoc will be among a dynamic, interactive group of evolutionary geneticists. Applications should be sent by Jan. 5 by email to Daniel Promislow (promislow@uga.edu). Applicants are requested to send a single PDF file that includes a cover letter, a CV and one or two representative publications. Applicants should also arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent by email. Posted: 12/20/10.

Genetics of Aging in Daphnia: We seek to fill two post-doctoral positions for an interdisciplinary NIH-funded project on the characterization and genetics of aging in Daphnia. As a whole, the project involves the integration of demographic, physiological, genomic, and functional genetic information to understand naturally evolved variation of aging and its response to resource heterogeneity. The project exploits naturally occurring variation among Daphnia ecotypes with different selection pressures on aging and different levels of resource variation. This is a collaborative effort among the labs of PI Dr. Jeff Dudycha (evolutionary ecology and genetics of life history), Dr. Rekha Patel (molecular genetics of stress responses), and Dr. Sean Place (ecophysiological genomics) at the University of South Carolina. Post-Doc #1: Functional genetics (jointly advised by Patel & Dudycha). This position will focus on developing functional genetics techniques in Daphnia, and apply them to genes likely to be involved in aging. We anticipate that this individual will use a variety of techniques, such as yeast two-hybrid assays, cell culture, transgenics and gene knockdown, and epigenetic profiling. Start date for this position is as soon as possible. Post-Doc #2: Ecological genomics and physiology (jointly advised by Dudycha & Place). This position will focus on A) characterizing gene expression profiles in Daphnia of different ages exposed to different resource levels and B) quantifying age-dependent physiological changes in response to resource variation. We anticipate that this individual will use a combination of life tables, gene expression profiling, and phenotypic measures to characterize traits associated with aging. Qualifications: Candidates for both positions must have a Ph.D. in biology or related field at the start of the appointment. In addition, candidates should be comfortable working in a diverse collaborative environment, should have excellent written and verbal communication skills and strong quantitative skills, and should have an intellectual interest in the project. Candidates for PD#1 should have a strong background in molecular genetics. The ideal candidate will have experience in a range of molecular genetic techniques (e.g., yeast two-hybrids, epigenetics, cell culture, antibody staining), and an interest in advancing functional genetics in a novel model system. Experience with Daphnia or other crustaceans, as well as transgenic construction or gene knockdowns in invertebrates are assets, but not expected. Candidates for PD#2 should have a strong background in evolutionary biology, and ideally will have experience with bioinformatics, Daphnia, and/or life history evolution. In addition, preference will be given to candidates with experience in gene expression analysis, invertebrate physiology, and statistical software (R or SAS). Both positions offer competitive salary and benefits, commensurate with experience, as well as a range of mentoring and professional development opportunities. Review of materials for PD#1 will begin immediately, to start as soon as practical. Review of materials for PD#2 will begin November 1. A start date of May 16, 2011 is preferred for Position 2, but is flexible. Positions will be offered for an initial period of 1 year, and can be renewed for 2 years upon satisfactory performance. To be considered, submit the following materials as a single .pdf file: 1) a cover letter that describes your qualifications for the position, 2) A current CV, 3) Names and contact information for three referees willing to provide a letter of recommendation, 4) a brief statement of your research interests and how they dovetail with our research project. Submit all materials to Dr. Jeff Dudycha via email to dudycha [at] biol [dot] sc [dot] edu. Informal inquiries are welcome. Posted: 9/1/10.

Ecotoxicogenomics: DuPont Haskell Global Centers for Health and Environmental Sciences (DuPont HGC) is seeking a Post-doctoral Visiting Scientist, who will work collaboratively with the Nicholas School of the Environment at Duke University on an interdisciplinary research project(s) in the area of ecotoxicogenomics. The Visiting Scientist will be physically located at Duke University. The successful candidate will: Be involved in the design and/or conduct of in vitro and in vivo aquatic toxicology studies aimed at understanding the mechanisms by which chemicals of emerging concern (including nanomaterials and endocrine active compounds) act to exert toxicity at the molecular level, Develop and apply a variety of “omics” tools and technologies, including transcriptomics, proteomics, and metabolomics to help elucidate toxicity pathways by which emerging contaminants may act, Apply the knowledge gained in these experiments to inform risk assessments of emerging environmental contaminants. Success in this position will require personal independence and motivation with the ability to work both independently and collaboratively as part of a larger, multi-disciplinary and multi-institution team. There will be opportunities for cross-training, technology transfer, and research briefings among collaborators on a regular basis. Minimum requirements include a Ph.D. in Toxicology, Environmental Toxicology, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Analytical Chemistry or a closely related field with excellent written and verbal communication skills. Only U.S. citizens will be considered for this position due to export control technology restrictions. Specialized training, including practical experience with toxicogenomics (e.g. proteomics, microarrays, or metabolomics) methodologies, analytical chemistry techniques (e.g. mass spectrometry, chromatography), and molecular biology protocols is required. Experience in culturing of aquatic organisms and aquatic toxicology is advantageous but is not required. Interested applicants should apply online directly to the Visiting Research Scientist position through www.dupont.com/careers. Direct link for application. Posted: 8/12/10.

Science Application and Delivery Specialist: The vacancy annoucement for a Science Application and Delivery Specialist, (Biological Scientist GS-12/13), a key leader in the Science Application and Integration Program at the USFS Rocky Mountain Research Station is now open on USAJOBS until June 24th. Please circulate this annoucement widely. The successful candidate will work with the RMRS Science Programs to translate research products into application, develop science-manager collaborations for landscape level restoration across the Interior West, and strengthen the theory and practice of science application and delivery within the Station. They will definitely be engaged in the Station's climate change science-manager efforts. Please assist me in sharing this opportunity widely through the science and manager natural resource community ---the Forest Service, other agencies, Universities and Extension Programs, and our science and management partners. We look forward to a highly skilled professional joining our RMRS team and Forest Service Research to advance knowledge transfer, innovation in science delivery, and integration of best available science into policy and practice. See the MERIT (previous government experience) or DEMO (all US citizens) annoucement for details: search http://www.usajobs.gov/ for 2292153 (MERIT) or 2292160 (DEMO). Closes - June 24th. Posted: 6/16/11.

Data Curation Specialist/Metadata Librarian: Cornell University Libraries seeks an analytical, creative individual interested in scientific research data, digital resources, technology, and metadata to become our newest information professional. The Scientific Data Curation Specialist is actively engaged across science fields to support e-science, digital data curation, and cyberscholarship working closely with other library staff. This position has three main emphases: research data consultation, digital resources discovery, and professional and research activities. Review of applications will begin on May 16, 2011. For details and to apply, go to http://hr.cornell.edu/jobs/, search under the job category of Librarians, and select posting number 14793. Posted: 4/18/11.

Ecoinformatics Staff Scientist: The National Ecological Observatory Network. Reporting to the Manager of Data Products, the Ecoinformatics Staff Scientist will be responsible for contributing to the development and generation of all data products of the NEON Observatory, working with the NEON’s science, cyberinfrastructure, and education teams, as well as the external community, to define and create data products and manage their lifecycle. For details, see http://www.neoninc.org/. Posted: 6/24/11.

STREON Scientist: The National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON, Inc.) will operate a long-term experiment - STREON: a chronic nutrient enrichment and predator exclusion experiment that will be operated at ten of the NEON Aquatic sites. The STREON Scientist will be part of an Aquatic/STREON Team that is responsible for developing a national program to assess physical, chemical, and biological changes in streams and lakes over 30 years. The Team will define measurements, document field and lab methods, train personnel, and perform QA/QC in order to produce high quality data products for the research, education, and decision making community. Specifically, the STREON Scientist is responsible for development, documentation and implementation of detailed sampling designs and analytical protocols of the STREON experiment. For details, see http://www.neoninc.org/jobs/STREON Review of applications will begin 1 December 2010. Posted: 11/15/10.

Data Products Team Lead: The National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON, Inc.) has an immediate opening for a Data Products Team Lead. We are currently designing the NEON project - an observatory comprising more than 60 atmospheric, environmental and biological monitoring sites distributed throughout twenty domains across the United States, Hawaii, Alaska & the Caribbean, monitored and controlled in real-time from our headquarters in Boulder, Colorado. The primary outputs of the NEON Observatory are ecological Data Products, including the measurements taken by NEON's sensor infrastructure and the results of NEON biological samples, and higher-level integrated Data Products based upon the measurements and resulting from complex algorithms. The high level Data Products will translate NEON in situ and remote observations into continental-scale estimates and forecasts using simulation and statistical approaches. The Data Products Team Lead will lead a critical effort within NEON and should be an international leader in environmental science and modeling, and have broad knowledge of ecological modeling and data analysis. This position will be based in Boulder CO. For details, see the full job ad. Posted: 11/8/10.

Sr. Scientist (Visiting):The National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON, Inc.) invites applications from established senior ecologists who are passionate about understanding how changes in climate, land use and invasive species impact ecology on a continental scale to help develop scientific protocols and assist in acquiring resources for bio archives, chemical, genetic, isotopic and disease analyses. This position is a term position for 12-18 months. The position is located in Boulder, CO at NEON headquarters reporting to the Fundamental Sentinel Unit of the Observatory (FSU) Manager. The FSU is responsible for measurement and sampling in organismal biology. This is an active “hands-on” position and is an excellent opportunity for those who want to focus their efforts to work on big science in a project environment and assist with providing strategic advice, and collaborate with other scientists in academe, industry and the government. As the Sr. Visitor you will initiate and help design the scientific protocols development direction for a national observatory and facilitate external reviews of critical FSU protocols. You will play a key part in managing the process for external review of FSU protocols. You will also manage the design and implementation of external facility contracts (including Bioarchive, Chemical, Genetic, Isotopic, and Disease). Additionally, as a member of the FSU facility you will use your experience and expertise to provide advice to solve scientific principles and contribute to the design of field crew staffing, training and operations plans and be a key interface with the Field Operations group. Required Experience • MS (PhD preferred) in ecology or related field • At least 15 years experience in ecological research or natural resources management, or equivalent experience. Preferred Experience: • Experience working with government agencies in the context of ecological research • Experience working with field crews and field stations • History of good communication experience among multiple partners (e.g., academic, government, private) • Experience with contract management. Skills and Abilities: • Solid analytical skills and creative problem solver who can successfully apply experience and judgment to both short- and long-term challenges • Self-starter who can develop novel methods, analyses and approaches to enable continental-scale research • Demonstrated expert level communication skills to effectively explain requirements, present solutions, and influence management or external sponsors in area of expertise; and coach, mentor and counsel employees with a wide range of experience, skills and interests • Demonstrated interpersonal skills with the ability to interact effectively with a broad wide range of scientific, technical, and management staff, stakeholders, and vendors • Experience working collaboratively and ability to develop appropriate responses to changing priorities and ability to meet deadlines • Occasional travel for meetings and conferences • Highly organized • Knowledge of field biology protocols and practices • Scientific writing and review • Open to undertaking responsibilities beyond those associated with individual research projects • Ability to work independently and as part of an active science team • Problem solver who can successfully apply experience, judgment, and creativity to both short- and long-term challenges. Apply to: www.neoninc.org. Posted: 8/5/10.

Director of Sustainable Living & Environmental Studies: Georgia Perimeter College, Atlanta Metropolitan Area, GA. The Director of Sustainable Living & Environmental Studies will manage Georgia Perimeter College (GPC)'s Georgia Institute for Sustainable Living & Environmental Studies, which is housed within the Atlanta Center for Civic Engagement & Service Learning. In this capacity, the Director is responsible for promoting sustainability concepts and activities across all areas of the institution as well as collaborating and communicating with students, staff, faculty, and external stakeholders. In working with campus stakeholders, the Director facilitates and advocates for GPC's integration of sustainable principles and practices across the curriculum, campus operations, and student activities. In working with external stakeholders, the Director seeks funding for sustainability initiatives on campus and internship opportunities for students in industries that promote green jobs. The Director of Sustainable Living & Environmental Studies reports to the Executive Director of Civic Engagement and Service Learning. The appointment will be for 1 year and may be extended. Required: 3 or more years teaching experience at a college or university is required. The successful candidate must be SACS qualified to teach appropriate courses for GPC. Candidates must have experience implementing best practices of sustainability and should be able to facilitate faculty development activities designed to encourage the integration of sustainability best practices and concepts into the curriculum. A combination of education, training, and experience may be considered. A minimum of a Master's degree in the teaching field from an accredited college or university is required; doctorate is preferred. Must be SACS qualified to teach appropriate courses for GPC. Preferred: Candidates must demonstrate a thorough knowledge and understanding of the current issues and future directions of sustainability theories, practices, and programs in higher education. The successful candidate will be able to assist faculty in the integration of sustainability best practices and concepts into the curriculum. The finalist must be able to simultaneously handle multiple projects of varying size and complexity, shifting priorities, and involving a broad spectrum of people. The successful candidate must possess knowledge of curriculum design and academic assessment. The finalist must be able to communicate well orally and in writing. See the full job ad for more information and to apply. Posted: 6/29/11.

Coordinator, Sustainability Education Programs: Dickinson College’s Center for Sustainability Education seeks a dynamic self-motivated individual with sustainability education experience in higher education to coordinate and support programs for advancing sustainability learning in our curriculum and co-curricular programs, supervise student interns, and develop a comprehensive communication strategy for the Center. Exceptionally qualified candidates will be considered for appointment at the Assistant Director level. To see the full job ad and apply online, go to https://jobs.dickinson.edu/. Review of applications will begin April 4. More info: Sarah Brylinsky, Sustainability Education Coordinator, Center for Sustainability Education, Dickinson College, Carlisle, PA 17013. Tel: 717.245.1117, brylinss@dickinson.edu. Posted: 3/24/11.

Program Coordinator, Sustainable Ecosystem Management: The Center for Environmental Biology (CEB) at the University of California, Irvine seeks a Program Coordinator to facilitate research programs focused on sustainable management of California ecosystems, and to conduct original research in partnership with local land managers. The position involves opportunities to collaborate with several faculty at UC Irvine, and with managers of public lands in southern California interested in applied research in ecology and sustainable management. The position will be approximately 50% coordination and data synthesis and 50% research-oriented. The ideal candidate will have research interests pertaining to ecosystem services, as well as the ability to interact with a diverse group of stakeholders interested in the future of California’s biological resources. Applicants should have a Ph.D. in environmental biology, conservation biology, environmental science, ecology, or a related field. Appointments will be made at the post-doctoral or project scientist level depending on experience. Candidates should send a cover letter explaining their interests and experience along with a c.v. and the names of three references to Diane Pataki, dpataki@uci.edu. Applications will be reviewed beginning Jan. 15, 2011, and the position will remain open until filled. Posted: 12/17/10.

Science Coordinator, Habitat Conservation: (Research Scientist I) Dept. of Forestry, Wildlife, and Fisheries, University of Tennessee, Knoxville The Cumberland HCP Science Advisory Committee (SAC) is working with multiple stakeholders to support development of two multi-species Habitat Conservation Plans (HCP) in the northern Cumberland Plateau region of Tennessee. One HCP is nearing submission to the USFWS for review and approval and covers forest management on state-owned Wildlife Management Areas. The other HCP will cover commercial and residential development and associated activities in three counties and associated municipalities and is in the early stages of development. The SAC is responsible for providing scientific support for both HCPs through research and scientific guidance. Major goals for the SAC are providing the biological goals and objectives, take calculations, adaptive management and monitoring strategies, and other support for the species proposed for inclusion in the HCPs. The SAC collaborates with multiple working groups including academic scientists; local-, state- and federal-agency personnel; and other technical experts to meet these goals. The SAC also coordinates draft approaches and results with outreach staff and decision-making bodies. The Science Coordinator will provide four main services: 1) oversight and guidance to all scientific aspects of the HCPs, 2) modeling and statistical guidance to establish a scientifically based conservation program, 3) leadership for SAC staff, and 4) supervision and publication of research activities pertinent to the development of both HCPs. Qualifications: The Science Coordinator will ideally have a Ph.D. in Ecology, Wildlife Sciences, Conservation Biology or related field and extensive experience in designing and implementing large-scale conservation programs. The ideal candidate will have experience in strategic planning, decision analysis, fish/wildlife population or habitat modeling, quantitative conservation ecology, population ecology, and a scientific publication record. The ideal candidate will additionally have familiarity with southern Appalachian ecosystems, drafting/review of HCPs, stakeholder-relationship building, providing statistical guidance to establish a scientifically based conservation program, as well as planning and facilitating meetings. This is a significant opportunity for an early- to mid-career scientist to develop applied conservation science skills that can be critically important in future endeavors. Annual salary is $60k from start date through June 30, 2011 and is renewable for two additional years based on performance and receipt of external funding (high degree of certainty). A generous benefits package. The application screening date is November 15, 2010, with a targeted start date of December 1, 2010. However, the position will remain open until filled, and applicants should contact the search committee chair (Dr. David Ostermeier) to check availability beyond these dates. Qualified applicants should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, copies of all college transcripts (official transcripts required upon hire), and three letters of reference to: Dr. David Ostermeier, Professor of Forestry, Department of Forestry, Wildlife and Fisheries, 308 Ellington Plant Sciences Bldg., University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN 37996-4563. Please direct any initial inquiries or other questions to Dr. Ostermeier at daveo@utk.edu or (865) 974-8843. (From 11/24/10-12/8/10 contact Jennifer Gihring, jgihring@utk.edu). Posted: 11/5/10.

Marine Biodiversity Research Team Leader: - Position 464. The Australian Institute of Marine Science (AIMS) is Australia’s tropical marine research agency with a mission to deliver world class research for the sustainable development, conservation, and management of tropical marine resources and environments. The Institute is headquartered on the coast at Cape Ferguson, 50km south of Townsville, Queensland, and has other laboratories in Darwin, Northern Territory, and Perth, Western Australia. These modern and well-equipped laboratories currently house over 200 staff, research fellows and visiting scientists. The Institute’s two coastal research vessels operate across northern Australia and near neighbours. Our people deliver knowledge and advice through research teams for marine biodiversity including aquaculture, coastal water quality and ecosystem health, climate change, and microbiology. The Institute is seeking an experienced scientist to provide research leadership and management to its Marine Biodiversity team. This position will lead and manage a large team (approx 60 FTE) of biodiversity scientists based in Townsville and Perth. The successful applicant will foster a collaborative and productive research culture with effective working relationships among researchers from different disciplines and organisations. The applicant will also lead, present, and publish world-class research from a relevant area relating to marine biodiversity. This scientific leadership position is an ongoing role, offered initially for a fixed term of 3 years and will be based in Townsville. This position is classified as Principal Research Scientist/Senior Principal Research Scientist (commencing salary of $118-150k AUD), as determined by qualifications and experience, plus up to 15.4% superannuation/pension contribution. The salary package for the senior level includes the provision of a private use vehicle. Generous working conditions also apply including a 9 day work period per fortnight and minimum 5 weeks annual leave. Position enquiries should be directed to Dr Peter Doherty, Research Director +61-7-4753 4282 (p.doherty@aims.gov.au). More information about this opportunity and detailed application kits are available from www.aims.gov.au/employment. Closing date: June 27, 2011. Posted: 5/31/11.

Marine Conservation and Policy: World Wildlife Fund is announcing the 2011 Kathryn Fuller Science for Nature Fellowships to support doctoral and postdoctoral research on marine protected areas (MPAs) that shows promise to enhance scientific understanding of their ecological and social impacts and that will strengthen science-based conservation and policy in the following WWF-US priority marine regions: Bering Sea, Gulf of California, Mesoamerican Reef, Galapagos, Coastal East Africa, and Coral Triangle (Bismarck-Solomon Seas, Banda-Flores Seas, Sulu-Sulawesi Seas). Fuller Postdoctoral Fellows receive $140,000 to cover a stipend and research expenses over a period of up to two years. In addition, up to $17,500 will be granted to cover indirect costs at the host institution over the two-year fellowship period. Doctoral Fellows receive either $15,000 or $20,000, depending on the location of their research and home universities, allocated over a period of up to 2 years to cover research expenses. The deadline for application submission is January 31, 2011. For more information, please visit: Fuller Doctoral Fellowship or Fuller Postdoctoral Fellowship. For questions or further information, please contact fullerfund@wwfus.org. Posted: 11/16/10.

PISCO Policy Program Coordinator: Professional Faculty, Department of Zoology, Oregon State University. Position is a full time, 12-month fixed term position. The Coordinator will support the effective implementation of major activities of PISCO (Partnership for Interdisciplinary Studies of Coastal Oceans). Responsibilities include: (A) Policy and outreach activities at statewide (Oregon), regional, and federal levels. (B) Overall organization and strategic planning of PISCO policy and outreach activities.(C) Educational support, to increase understanding about marine conservation science among relevant citizens' groups, NGOs, industry groups, and the general public. Required qualifications include a strong scientific background, in the areas of ecology, marine biology, and/or conservation science. Experience working with policy and management is preferred. To review posting and apply, go to http://oregonstate.edu/jobs. Apply to posting # 0006098. Closing Date: 09/17/10. Posted: 8/23/10.

Executive Coordinator, Bay Area Ecosystems Climate Change Consortium: Recognizing the urgent need for coordinated, science-based strategies to address the environmental impacts of accelerating climate change on regional ecological systems http://www.climatescience.gov/, http://www.globalchange.gov/, federal, state and non-governmental research, management and planning agencies in the San Francisco Bay area joined forces in spring 2009 to launch the Bay Area Ecosystem Climate Change Consortium. BAECCC brings together resource managers, scientists, and policy makers to jointly address the impacts of accelerating climate change on Bay Area ecosystems. BAECCC’s goals are to secure nature’s ecological and economic benefits to society by reducing the negative impacts of climate change on the region’s wildlife, habitats and ecosystem function, while also enhancing the role of natural systems in mitigating those impacts. BAECCC focuses on the ocean to the estuary – from the pelagic, near-shore and coastal areas of the Greater Gulf of the Farallones to the subtidal, tidal wetland and uplands of San Francisco Bay region, stretching inland to Suisun Bay. Working cooperatively, BAECCC members leverage expertise, funds, and resources to more effectively address the ecological challenges of our time. On behalf of BAECCC, the California Coastal Conservancy is now requesting Statements of Qualification for a full-time Executive Coordinator to assist in the coordination, leadership and promotion of a regional, integrated approach among scientists, resource managers and others for ecological adaptation to climate change in the greater San Francisco Bay region. The successful contractor will have knowledge about climate change impact assessments for ecosystems in California, as well as a background in environmental laws, policies and programs pertaining to climate change adaptation and impact reduction. Funding has been secured for this position for two years, with the expectation that the Executive Coordinator will assist BAECCC in obtaining additional funds for subsequent years. Please submit your statement of qualifications electronically (pdf documents only) by noon on January 11, 2011 to: Nadine Hitchcock at nhitchcock@scc.ca.gov. Posted: 12/21/10.

Executive Director: The North American Association for Environmental Education (NAAEE) is seeking an Executive Director with strengths in leadership, development, communication, and collaboration with a minimum of 10 years of related job experiences We are seeking a motivated professional interested in strengthening the organization by increasing membership, promoting member participation, and capitalizing on emerging opportunities for the field of environmental education. Providing leadership in moving forward with the organization's five-year Strategic Plan is also of key importance. The Plan was crafted using input from the Board, staff, members, non-members and other stakeholders through online surveys, focus groups and interviews. The Executive Director will work in NAAEE's office in the Washington D.C. metropolitan area. The salary for this full-time position will be commensurate with experience, in the range of $80-100K, depending on qualifications. The Executive Director is hired by the Board and reports to the President of the Board. To apply, please provide a two-page resume, names and contact information for three references, and a cover letter, not to exceed two pages, explaining your interest in the position and summarizing how your experience can ensure professional leadership and efficient management for NAAEE. Be sure to specifically address how you meet the qualifications and qualities outlined in the position description attached to the posting at http://eelinked.naaee.net/n/eelink-jobs. Applications will be accepted from June 3 to June 30, 2011. Electronic submission is required. Only Word attachments are acceptable. Please put "Exec Dir Application" and your name in the subject line, and send your information to: edsearch@naaee.org. Posted: 6/13/11.

Field Director, North America Climate Change Field Center: Earthwatch Institute. The Field Director will be based out of the North America Regional Climate Center on the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center (SERC) in Edgewater, Maryland. The Field Director will have two direct reports - a Learning and Communications Manager and a Program Officer. Read the full job description for more information and to apply. Posted: 2/18/11.

Director, Sequestration Program: Richland Community College in Decatur Illinois is a comprehensive community college with a student-centered focus and a tradition of academic excellence. The Director is responsible for administering the College's carbon capture and storage project, as supported by the primary project contractor and the U.S. Department of Energy. The Director is responsible for developing, administering, teaching, and evaluating all curriculums relating to the College's sequestration engineering technologies. Additional duties include developing relations with businesses, community organizations, and educational institutions, serving on advisory committees, and administration of the federal and other relevant grants. This position will coordinate all activities associated with the National Sequestration Education Center under development at the College. This position requires a Master's degree in an Environmental Science discipline and higher education teaching experience, or an equivalent combination of education and/or experience related to environmental sciences and sequestration technologies. A PhD. in an environmental science is preferred. This is a grant funded position. For application procedures and more information on this opportunity, please visit www.richland.edu/hr. Posted: 3/1/11.

Conservation Program Director: Greater Yellowstone Coalition in Bozeman MT, the largest regionally-based conservation organization in the Northern Rockies, seeks a Conservation Program Director. This is a senior position within the organization, based in Bozeman, Montana, and works closely with the Executive Director, staff and coalition partners in a team approach to strategize, conceptualize and implement conservation campaigns and set programmatic priorities for GYCs issues. S/he will be part of a team of conservation professionals whose work focuses on protecting the lands, waters and wildlife in the 20-million acre Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem (GYE) on both public and private lands, and to build conservation leadership within the communities of the region. GYC is a motivated group that is committed to doing cutting edge conservation work. Many of the precedent-setting policy issues around national park and public and private land management emerge from the Greater Yellowstone. S/he will be an energetic leader driving GYCs conservation programs across the GYE, which includes parts of three states Montana, Idaho and Wyoming. S/he synthesizes information in science, politics and public opinion to guide high profile conservation programs to protect the GYE and to work with a wide range of member agencies, groups and the general public. This position also serves on the management team, which guides the overall activities of the organization. Coordinating the work of the program staff, s/he also ensures an effective relationship between the program staff and the development department. View complete job description and application details at http://www.greateryellowstone.org/. Deadline is 10-31-10. No phone calls please. Posted: 9/23/10.

Director of Research and Conservation: Denver Botanic Gardens (1007 York St., Denver, CO 80206). This position will be filled by a strong and energetic leader who will help team evolve into the next phase of regional and national import in the documentation and preservation of the Southern Rocky Mountain flora. Candidate must have strong fundraising and management background as well as the ability to communicate scientific ideas to the general public. Preference will be given to candidates with research programs in invasive species, restoration, mycology, taxonomy, plant pathology, or urban ecology. Will manage two herbaria plus research staff and be instrumental in the fund raising for a new research facility planned for 2013. Qualifications: Doctoral degree (Ph. D.) in plant conservation biology or equivalent in relative field and interest in developing programs related to the conservation of natural ecosystems within our region; or minimum 10 years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Experience acquiring funding for programs and research projects, and the management of personnel and budgets. Send resume and/or application to Human Resources, Denver Botanic Gardens, 1007 York St., Denver CO 80206, or e-mail your resume to hr@botanicgardens.org. Posted: 8/23/10.

Associate Director, Wilderness Institute: College of Forestry and Conservation, University of Montana, Missoula, MT Salary: $50-55k Per Year. The Associate Director (AD) provides instruction, program management, and leadership for a number of Wilderness Institute programs. The AD will: * Teach 9 credits of undergraduate coursework required for the Wilderness Studies minor (Wilderness and Civilization Program) * Provide program coordination for the Wilderness and Civilization Program (includes field logistics, assessment, scholarships, student recruitment, admissions, orientation, internships, service learning, course scheduling, communication with faculty, integration across curriculum) * Manage and provide leadership for other Wilderness Institute programs including the Wilderness Lecture Series, the Matthew Hansen Endowment, Wilderness Research Workshops, and special projects * Direct Wilderness Institute communications and outreach * Oversee field courses and risk management * Collaborate with the Citizen Science Program Director on partnership building and volunteer recruitment * Prepare and manage budgets for select programs * Supervise undergraduate student employees * Improve the quality of current programs and potentially develop new programs * Secure external funding, where possible, for existing and proposed programs (includes working with scholarship donors and with the Wilderness Institute Director to fund new projects) * Collaborate with the Wilderness Institute Director on select research projects Qualifications Required: * A graduate degree (M.S. or Ph.D.) in a relevant field (forestry, geography, environmental studies, biology, political science, recreation management, etc.) * Substantial college or university-level teaching experience, including experience teaching in the field * Excellent written and verbal communication skills * Excellent organizational skills and experience with program management * Experience leading backcountry trips and working in remote locations * Must be able to be in the backcountry for three weeks/year * Highly motivated and able to work both independently and as part of a team Preferred: * Knowledge of local natural history, in particular plant identification skills * Ability to update websites * Public relations skills and experience working with the media * Wilderness First Responder Certification * Experience with risk management * Experience with staff supervision To Apply: Send cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references to: Laurie Yung, Director, Wilderness Institute, College of Forestry and Conservation, University of Montana, Missoula, MT 59812. Email: wi@cfc.umt.edu Full job ad. Posted: 3/18/11.

Associate Director, NY Sea Grant Institute: The Cornell University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences seeks an Associate Director for the New York Sea Grant Institute (NYSGI) to lead a dynamic, highly-rated, University based Sea Grant Extension program that addresses critical marine and Great Lakes coastal issues. As Associate Director for NYSGI, the appointee will be a member of the senior management team engaged in administering, prioritizing, and expanding the NYSGI Program. This leadership role includes securing additional funding to complement the Institute.s current $4M+ of support. The appointee will collaborate in (1) establishing program direction and developing and maintaining contacts with academic units, key agencies, and legislative liaisons throughout New York State, (2) formulating research and outreach priorities and directions, and (3) maintaining Institute advisory mechanisms and groups. The appointee may serve as NYSGI liaison with specific agencies and programs. The appointee will be the Assistant Director for Cornell Cooperative Extension, providing leadership and administration for Sea Grant Extension and Coastal programs; supervising Sea Grant Marine and Great Lakes district program coordinators and other Sea Grant staff; and overseeing grant proposal development, submission, and reporting requirements. The appointee will develop, implement, and evaluate a substantive extension education program in her or his area of expertise that supports Sea Grant Extension Program priorities. This program may include relevant applied research and development of grant proposals to support the appointee's extension and research activities. Qualifications: An earned doctorate with at least 5 years. professional outreach and administrative experience in aquatic science, natural resource or conservation management or other appropriate environmental sciences; or a Master's degree with 10 years. programmatic and progressive administrative experience in the above fields and demonstrated leadership experience. Substantive professional experience in university-based outreach or non-formal education programs, as well as management or coordination of such programs. Demonstrated skills and success in program leadership, management, grantwriting, budget development, and staff supervision. Experience with issues of importance to marine and/or Great Lakes coasts or resources. To apply, send cover letter, resume, and transcripts to Nancy Greenawalt, New York Sea Grant 112 Rice Hall, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853. Review of applications will begin August 23rd. See the full position description and contact Nancy at nag3@cornell.edu or call 607-255-2832 for more information. Review of applications will begin on August 23, 2010. Posted: 7/26/10.

Assistant Directors, Science and Science Policy: COMPASS is seeking candidates for two new positions: Assistant Director of Science and Assistant Director of Science Policy Outreach. (1) Assistant Director of Science: Seeking candidates with a recent PhD (within last 5 yrs) in marine related sciences. This individual will support and continue to grow a program to capture and advance the state of the science of ocean ecosystems and connect that science to decision-making audiences. Applications due July 19. For full position description contact: Dr. Karen McLeod, karen.mcleod@science.oregonstate.edu (2) Assistant Director of Science Policy Outreach: Seeking candidates with solid grounding in both marine related science and federal ocean policy. This individual will support and help shape a growing program to connect peer-reviewed science to federal and state policymakers. Position is open until filled. Contact: Dr. Chad English, cenglish@compassonline.org COMPASS works to advance marine conservation science and communicate that science to policymakers, practitioners, the media and the public. We seek to raise awareness of ocean issues and inform ocean policy discussions with credible, peer-reviewed science. Staff are based at locations throughout the country including academic institutions (Oregon State University; the University of Washington; the National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis / University of California, Santa Barbara; Stanford University’s Hopkins Marine Lab; and Clark University) and other organizations (Monterey Bay Aquarium and SeaWeb in Washington DC). See www.compassonline.org for more details. Posted: 7/15/10.

Deputy Associate Director, Climate and Land Use Change: Supervisory Physical Scientist (Deputy Associate Director), GS-1301-15, MP-MP, U.S. Geological Survey, Job Announcement Number: ATL-2011-0511. Salary Range: $123-155k/year. Closes: Friday, June 10, 2011. Permanent, Full-Time. 1 vacancy in Reston, VA. For details, see the full description on USA Jobs. Posted: 5/31/11.

Regional Climate Science Center Leaders: The U.S. Geological Survey is advertising for three regional climate science center leader positions to be located in Raleigh, NC, Corvallis, OR, and Anchorage, AK. The positions are open to all sources and the application deadline is Friday, February 11, 2011. For more information, please search for the following positions at www.usajobs.gov. Raleigh, NC - job number GS-401, GS-408, GS-1301 (ATL-2011-0263-DEU-MP), Corvallis, OR - job number GS-401, GS-408, GS-1301 (ATL-2011-0261-DEU-MP), Anchorage, AK - job number GS-401, GS-408, GS-1301 (ATL-2011-0259-DEU-MP). Posted: 1/24/11.

Climate Program Specialist: National Center for Atmospheric Research. Serves as central coordinator for the day-to-day activities of the USGCRP National Climate Assessment Coordination Office (NACO), providing technical, operational, and administrative expertise to NCA projects and operations. Independently identifies and addresses logistical and operational needs. Manages administrative projects, organizes NCA-related documents and publications, and optimizes work-flow and internal communications. The incumbent is responsible for event planning and assists NCA staff with the administration and implementation of NCA-related activities. See the full description to apply. Review date: October 1, 2010. Posted: 9/15/10.

Science Director: BioDiversity Research Institute (BRI) is searching for a Science Director to join their dynamic team. The mission of BRI is to assess emerging threats to wildlife and ecosystems through collaborative research, and to use scientific findings to advance environmental awareness and inform decision makers. The Science Director will manage the science program, assist in program development/institutional planning, and provide in-house technical expertise to the Executive Director, Program Directors and BRI staff regarding scientific issues. BRI’s Science Program currently includes: Tropical, Raptor, Waterfowl, Songbird, Wetland Bird, Marine Bird, Mammal and Fish. Please visit http://www.briloon.org/about/jobs.php for further information as well as application instructions. Please send any questions to jobs@briloon.org. Posted: 2/18/11.

Research Director: The position will be based in Mountain Studies Institute’s program office in Silverton, Colorado, with occasional travel within the 14-county San Juan Mountain region. MSI is a not-for-profit mountain research and education institution in Silverton, Colorado. MSI’s mission is to enhance understanding and sustainable use of the San Juan Mountains through research, education, and outreach. MSI facilitates and conducts field research, academic courses, and experiential learning. The Research Director, under the supervision of the Executive Director, and working closely with the Education/Operations Director, will be responsible for continued development of MSI’s mountain research and science-related projects through research, education, and outreach activities. The Research Director will be responsible for directing, coordinating, and promoting research projects, and for facilitating the growth of research conducted by MSI’s partners and scientists. The Research Director will be principally involved in setting research goals, priorities, and objectives for both the near and long-term. The Research Director will work with MSI’s Science Advisory Committee and Executive Director to identify and propose research opportunities. The Research Director will work with Executive Director and MSI staff to develop partnerships, funding, and resources to accomplish these goals. See the more detailed description and qualifications. Applicants should submit a letter of interest outlining research and teaching experience, educational philosophy, experiential learning and training models; C.V.; contact information for three references; and salary history to: Marcie Demmy Bidwell, Executive Director, Mountain Studies Institute, bidwell_m@fortlewis.edu. References should be from past supervisors and at least one reference should be from a co-worker. Posted: 2/1/11.

Education and Operations Coordinator: The position will be based in Mountain Studies Institute’s program office in Silverton, Colorado, with occasional travel within the 14-county San Juan Mountain region. MSI is a not-for-profit mountain research and education institution in Silverton, Colorado. MSI’s mission is to enhance understanding and sustainable use of the San Juan Mountains through research, education, and outreach. MSI facilitates and conducts field research, academic courses, and experiential learning. The Education and Outreach Coordinator, under the supervision of the Executive Director, will be responsible for continued development of MSI’s mountain education and outreach programming, managing MSI’s field station, and coordinating outreach events. The Education and Operations Coordinator will develop, coordinate, fund, and implement all facets of educational and outreach programs offered by MSI. See the more detailed description and qualifications. Applicants should submit a letter of interest outlining experience; C.V; contact information for three references to: Marcie Demmy Bidwell, Executive Director, Mountain Studies Institute, bidwell_m@fortlewis.edu. References should be from past supervisors and at least one reference should be from a co-worker. Posted: 2/1/11.

Monitoring Coordinator: The College of Forestry and Conservation at The University of Montana invites applications for a Research Associate to coordinate monitoring activities for the Southwestern Crown of the Continent (SWCC) Collaborative Forest Landscape Restoration Project (CFLRP). The purpose of CFLRP is to implement and monitor collaborative, science-based ecosystem restoration of priority forest landscapes over a 10-year period. The Southwestern Crown of the Continent CRLRP, which encompasses land across three national forests, is one of ten projects selected nation-wide for inclusion in this program. The Monitoring Coordinator will work closely with University of Montana, Forest Service and conservation organization scientists, as well as managers and community organizations, to develop and implement a monitoring program for the SWCC collaborative. Successful candidates must have 1) an advanced degree in a field related to natural resource management; 2) demonstrated ability to effectively communicate with diverse groups of people, both orally and in writing; 3) experience managing databases; 4) experience with the design and implementation of land management treatments; 5) experience with experimental and sampling design; 6) proficiency with ArcGIS, including geospatial analysis and creating and maintaining geodatabases; and 7) strong organizational skills. Review of applications will begin February 7th, 2011 and continue until the position is filled. For detailed information about the position and application instructions, see: http://www.cfc.umt.edu/Employment.aspx. Posted: 1/20/11.

Nutrient Network (NutNet) Coordinator: Drs. Elizabeth Borer and Eric Seabloom (Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Behavior, University of Minnesota) are recruiting a Postdoctoral Research Associate. This is a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed-term position with renewal based on performance and funding. The purpose of this position is to assist in the coordination of a collaborative experimental network composed of roughly 70 collaborators at 50 research sites around the world. Each site is conducting an identical experimental manipulation of nutrients and consumers. This position will include management of the extensive network dataset, development of web-based data tools, planning and coordination of several meetings of network data contributors at University of Minnesota, development of educational materials, and emphasize conducting scholarly research. Further information on NutNet can be found at: http://nutnet.science.oregonstate.edu/. For technical questions on this position please contact Elizabeth Borer (borer@umn.edu). This job posting will remain open until the position is filled, but applicants are encouraged to apply by September 1, 2010. For further information on this position and to submit application materials go to: employment.umn.edu and search for requisition 167371 or go directly to the job ad. Application materials include: 1) Cover letter summarizing interests and qualifications 2) Resume/Vita 3) Names and contact information of at least three professional references. Posted: 8/6/10.

Resident Professor: The Organization for Tropical Studies (OTS) is seeking applicants for the position of Resident Professor with the OTS-Duke University Undergraduate Semester Abroad Program in Costa Rica. This is a field-based program designed to provide undergraduate students with outstanding training in tropical ecology, field research, environmental science and policy, and Spanish language and culture. Successful applicants will work closely with the Education Director, Deputy Director and other Resident Professors in design and implementation, and will be responsible for team teaching field-based courses in tropical ecology, field research and environmental science and policy, including the supervision of student independent research projects. The position is based in Costa Rica, and requires extensive in-country travel. Qualifications · Ph.D. in biology, ecology, conservation biology, environmental sciences or a related field. · Professional research experience in the tropics. · A strong interest in and disposition for team teaching and interdisciplinary collaboration. · Experience in field-based education, group learning and interactive, experiential teaching techniques. · Excellent communication skills. · Bilingual (Spanish/English). · Highly organized with ability to multi-task. · Ability to work a flexible schedule. · Exemplifies OTS’s core values. Anticipated Start Date: August 1, 2011. Application deadline: April 1, 2011. Additional information: http://www.ots.ac.cr/Jobs. To apply: Submit résumé or CV with cover letter, statement of teaching philosophy and research interests, a list of references and salary expectation to the Education Director to rechum@ots.ac.cr. Posted: 2/2/11, revised: 2/23/11, 3/18/11.

Collections Manager: Sternberg Museum of Natural History, Fort Hays State University seeks a full-time non-tenure track zoological collections manager to oversee the care and management of its extensive and growing zoological collections including: Herpetology (16,000+ specimens), Mammalogy (40,000+ specimens plus 2 holotypes), Ichthyology (700,000 specimens), Ornithology (4500 specimens), and Entomology (100,000+ insects). Collections consist of fluid-preserved specimens, skins, dry skeletons, histological and frozen tissues. The collections focus on Great Plains of U.S. Experience in identifying herps, mammals, fish, birds, or arthropods. Duties: 1. Supervise collections access, handling, and care 2. Initiate, develop and implement collections grants 3. Acquisition and collection development 4. Museum operational service 5. Maintain external partnerships with collaborative institutions 6. Supervision of Graduate Curatorial Assistants, students and volunteers 7. Collections database management (Specify) 8. Implement Integrated pest Management 9. Teach a course on Collections Management 10. Oversee museum library collections 11. Work collaboratively with museum Education Director and Exhibits Director on museum programs and exhibits 12. Other duties as assigned by the Director Qualifications: 1. Masters degree in zoology or museum studies with specialty in zoology 2. Expertise with taxonomy and identification of more than one taxa 3. Field experience in collection 4. Experience in preparing and conserving specimens 5. Familiarity with collection based databases and web based applications 6. Demonstrated skills in public speaking, writing, interpersonal and communication skills 7. Knowledge of museum collection practices and standards. Starting Date: Negotiable August 1 to September 1. To Apply: Contact Dr. Reese Barrick, Director, Sternberg Museum of Natural History, 3000 Sternberg Drive, Hays, KS 67601. Phone: 1-877-332-1165. E-mail: rebarrick@fhsu.edu. Preference will be given to applications postmarked by June 11, 2011. Electronic applications are encouraged. Applications must include at minimum: 1. Letter of application 2. Curriculum vita 3. Photocopies of all post-secondary transcripts 4. Statement of professional interests 5. Names, addresses, and telephone numbers of four references Please do NOT request letters of recommendation. Posted: 5/20/11.

Education Director: Sternberg Museum of Natural History, Fort Hays State University. Full time 12-month, nontenure-track educator with specialization a following field: paleontology, zoology, botany, geology, ecology, environmental education, informal science education, museum studies or other related area of expertise. This position will require developing, planning, and coordinating educational programs for diverse audiences, including children, teachers, community groups, the public, and those with disabilities or special needs. The education director must be able to work closely and cooperatively with private and state school systems in scheduling tours and programs. Programs may include but are not limited to general and subject-specific museum tours, touch carts, talks, films, come-and-go public events, classes, field trips, outreach booths, and teacher in-service training. The educator will apply sound educational theory and conduct formative evaluation to maximize educational effectiveness of programs. All school-targeted programs will reinforce Kansas curriculum standards. The education director will also be responsible for developing supplemental educational resources (both online podcasting and print) for use by teachers and/or the general public. The educator will oversee the museum docent program, including initial and ongoing training in both accurate scientific content and effective presentation techniques. The education director is responsible for working closely with the biology, geology, and education departments in developing and overseeing a museum education intern program. The education director may also teach one course per year and supervise interns in informal science education as a part of a proposed museum studies certificate. The education director works with the exhibits director in developing tours and educational programs around the exhibits and in developing new exhibits with built in educational programming. Programs are expected to be self-sustaining with respect to all non-salary costs for these programs. The Discovery Room at the Sternberg Museum is a vital component of its educational mission. Qualifications include an earned Master’s degree in informal science education, and/or a biological or geological discipline that relates to natural history. Other necessary qualifications include strong communication skills and the ability to interact with diverse constituents. Preferred qualifications include a Master of Science degree and teaching experience in formal and informal settings. Starting Date: Negotiable July 1 to September 1. To Apply: Contact Dr. Reese Barrick, Director, Sternberg Museum of Natural History, 3000 Sternberg Drive, Hays, KS 67601. Phone: 1-877-332-1165. E-mail: rebarrick@fhsu.edu. Preference will be given to applications postmarked by June 1, 2011. Electronic applications are encouraged. Applications must include at minimum: 1. Letter of application 2. Curriculum vita 3. Photocopies of all post-secondary transcripts 4. Statement of professional interests 5. Names, addresses, and telephone numbers of four references Please do NOT request letters of recommendation. Posted: 5/20/11.

Director of Conservation Education: Huyck Preserve and Biological Research Station, Rensselaerville, NY. The Director of Conservation Education (DCE) will bring a Ph.D. level scientist to the Preserve’s year round staff to focus on a) strengthening existing public program and youth offerings for the community, and b) developing new education courses for the field station that will emphasize and utilize the Preserve’s conservation and biological research programs. The DCE will lead the development of education programs, policies and procedures at the Huyck Preserve in a range of science disciplines, focused on primary, secondary and undergraduate education. He/she will work to ensure program quality, effective pedagogy and robust scientific basis for all education at the Huyck Preserve. She/he will also have an important role assisting in the creation and implementation of stewardship plans for the 2,000 acre Preserve. The DCE will work to integrate the new stewardship plans, monitoring and past research projects into the Preserve’s public programs and formal education courses. The DCE will serve as the Program Director for the three week summer high school residential course *Fundamentals of Field Ecology* and additional new programs that will be developed in the coming years. For the full job ad, see http://www.huyckpreserve.org/. Review begins May 10, 2011. Posted: 5/3/11.

Deputy Education Director: The Organization for Tropical Studies (OTS) is seeking applicants for the position of Deputy Education Director. The position is based in San José, Costa Rica, and requires a commitment of a few weeks in the field during each semester. Application deadline: February 28, 2011. The main responsibility of Deputy Education Director is to supervise and manage all educational programs in Costa Rica: Undergraduate Program, Graduate Program and Program of Environmental Policy. The Education Deputy Director reports directly to his/her supervisor who is the General Director & Education Director of OTS. For more details and to apply, see: http://www.ots.ac.cr/jobs. Posted: 2/2/11.

Scientific Coordinator, Systems Biology: The Duke University IGSP Center for Systems Biology seeks a Scientific Coordinator to support Center activities. Responsibilities include: • Representing the Center to the scientific community and the public through presentations, reports, and other written documents • Developing, maintaining, and facilitating communication and relationships within and outside of Duke • Coordinating and leading outreach efforts • Writing and editing grants and progress reports • Planning Center events • Maintaining the Center’s international website; fostering international collaborations This position is designed for a scientist with excellent communication and organizational skills. A Master’s degree in a biological field is required; a PhD is preferred. As this position involves teaching and grant-writing responsibilities, it is important the candidate have significant scientific training. The candidate should be comfortable interacting with people from a broad range of backgrounds and skill levels. See also: sysbionetwork.org. To apply, please send your CV, a cover letter, and the names of three references to Sarah Edwards, se56@duke.edu. Posted: 6/22/11.

Coordinator, Aquatic Invasive Species Program: A 50% (half-time) post-doctoral position for 18 months starting ASAP is open at University of California Davis’s Bodega Marine Laboratory to coordinate the Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) program as contracted through the California Ocean Science Trust (OST). The AIS program goal is to determine the risk posed by six vectors for non-native estuarine and marine species in California waters. Vectors are: aquarium & aquascape trade, aquaculture, live bait, live seafood, recreational boats, and fishing vessels. The position is responsible to the Principal Investigators (Susan Williams and Ted Grosholz) to coordinate the science teams (two other teams with scientists from other institutions) in delivering their workplans and products to the OST in a timely manner. The coordinator will assure that the teams move forward together, deliver reports on time, facilitate communication and among team leaders (PIs) and the OST project manager, and plan joint team meetings and conference calls. The program coordinator in particular will facilitate coordinated data collection in support of a future meta-analysis of aquatic invasive species vectors. The program coordinator will not responsible for issues re. project contracts. Requirements: Ph.D. in marine, environmental, or ecological sciences; superb communication (verbal, written, MS PowerPoint, report production) skills; excellent demonstrated ability to collaborate on and lead scientific teams; superb time management and organizational skills; experience with data base management. Expertise in marine and estuarine ecosystems and invasive species desirable. Prior experience in California, with resource management and policy, and relational databases desirable. Must be able to meet with PIs at Bodega Marine Laboratory and teams at Oakland OST office as requested. Business residence can be either UC Davis or Bodega Marine Laboratory. This is a 50% appointment $1,800/month (equivalent of $3,600 at 100%) with generous time off and full time health benefits as well as other employee and professional development offerings. Applicants should submit electronically a current c.v. and contact information for two references to: Ms. Janet Kukulinsky, Human Resources (jkukulinsky@ucdavis.edu). Position starts immediately following candidate selection. Posted: 4/5/11, revised: 4/6/11.

Research Coordinator, Lake Superior National Estuarine Research Reserve: University of Wisconsin-Superior. The primary purpose of this position is to serve as a technical expert and source of scientific information about freshwater estuaries. The position is responsible for acquiring and interpreting scientific data about estuaries, particularly the LSNERR. These data consist of both project specific and long term measurements which characterize elements and processes occurring along a river to large lake gradient and within the Great Lakes. Data also describe the effect of human activities and the influence of natural changes occurring within this environment. The position works independently, with coworkers and with external investigators to acquire data required for completion of specific studies and programs of interest to the LSNERR and to communities within the Reserve's bioregion. Required: Ph.D. in a field that relates to the responsibilities of this position such as Ecology, Ecosyste