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Featured Positions

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Wildlife Ecologist The Wilderness Society 6/24/13 6/3/13
Applications Analyst, Environmental Science & Support LI-COR Biosciences  5/30/13 5/30/13
Applications Scientist (position filled) PP Systems  5/1/13 5/1/13
Environmental Hydrology and Geophysics (3 positions) University of Wyoming 5/1/13 3/14/13
Associate Director, Tyson Research Center Washington University in St. Louis 4/30/13 3/29/13
Microbial Ecology of Grassland Agroecosystems University of Minnesota - Twin Cities  4/23/13 4/23/13
Modeling Crop Pollination Services University of Vermont 4/22/13 3/8/13
Biometeorology/Ecosystem Ecology Indiana University 4/15/13 3/21/13
Climate Change Adaptation University of Notre Dame 4/1/13 3/15/13
Ecosystem Ecology/Climate Change University of Florida 4/1/13 3/4/13
Ecohydrology Michigan State University  3/20/13 3/20/13
Hydrology University of Notre Dame 3/15/13 1/25/13
Animal Physiological Ecology Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (Israel)  2/18/13 2/18/13
Physiological/Toxicological Impacts of Wildlife Exposure to Contaminants University of Calgary (Canada) 2/1/13 1/31/13

All Positions

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Plant/Mammal Macroecology and Phyloinformatics (2 positions) Aarhus University (Denmark) 9/20/13 7/1/13
Mathematical Biology University of Tennessee 9/1/13 6/5/13
Technical Manager, Center of Forest Ecosystem Assessment Alabama A&M University 9/1/13 5/14/13
Phenology and Crowdsourcing Harvard University 8/31/13 7/1/13
Information Theory and Ecosystems Arizona State University 8/30/13 5/28/13
Marine Turtle Assessment (2 positions) NOAA Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center 8/1/13 7/2/13
Microbial Ecology, Ecological Bioinformatics, Quantitative Ecology (3 positions) Northern Arizona University 8/1/13 6/26/13
Avian Disease Biology University of South Florida 7/31/13 6/4/13
Quantitative Aquatic Ecology/Fisheries Illinois Natural History Survey 7/30/13 6/21/13
Research Ecologist/Forester USDA Forest Service 7/17/13 6/21/13
Ecological Modelling University of Iceland 7/15/13 7/1/13
Riparian Plant Ecology USGS Grand Canyon Monitoring and Research Center 7/10/13 6/28/13
Seed Dispersal Ecology Rice University 7/9/13 5/28/13
Public Participation in Digitization of Biodiversity Collections Florida State University 7/8/13 6/21/13
Bioinformatics of Microalgae University of Rhode Island 7/1/13 6/25/13
Evolution/Ecology Modeling Ohio State University 7/1/13 6/13/13
Eco-Evolutionary Dynamics of Aquatic Ecosystems Eawag (Switzerland) 7/1/13 5/14/13
Biology Teacher-Scholar University of Georgia 6/30/13 6/18/13
Plant Ecology, Rare Species and Global Change University of California, Irvine 6/30/13 6/5/13
Science Teaching Fellow University of Colorado 6/30/13 5/29/13
Population Modeling University of Wisconsin-Madison 6/30/13 5/9/13
Quantitative Ecologist/Biostatistician National Ecological Observatory Network  6/28/13 6/28/13
Social, Ecological, Landscape Modeling University of Michigan 6/28/13 6/21/13
Environmental Chemistry Teaching/Research Villanova University  6/26/13 6/26/13
Hawaiian Yellow-faced Bee Specialist University of Hawaii  6/25/13 6/25/13
Wildlife Ecologist The Wilderness Society 6/24/13 6/3/13
Director, Strategic Energy Analysis Center National Renewable Energy Laboratory  6/21/13 6/21/13
Climate Change Impacts on Spruce-Fir Forests and Birds University of Massachusetts Amherst  6/21/13 6/21/13
Visiting Instructor in Environmental Studies University of Illinois at Springfield 6/21/13 6/10/13
Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment of Grassland Birds University of Wisconsin-Madison 6/20/13 6/5/13
Pollinator Behavior University of Nevada, Reno 6/19/13 5/29/13
Population Ecology and Adaptive Harvest Management of Bobwhite Mississippi State University 6/15/13 5/31/13
Everglades Trace Gas Fluxes Florida International University 6/15/13 5/29/13
Wildlife Ecologist Institute for Wildlife Studies 6/15/13 5/15/13
Quantitative Ecologist/Conservation Biologist, Birds Cornell Lab of Ornithology 6/15/13 5/10/13
Aquatic Epidemiology University of Prince Edward Island (Canada) 6/15/13 5/7/13
Spatial Drivers of Ecosystem Services and Biodiversity in Urban Systems University of Queensland (Australia) 6/14/13 5/15/13
Urban Remote Sensing and Landscape Ecology University of California at Riverside  6/11/13 6/11/13
Marine Biology/Climate Change Bowdoin College  6/10/13 6/10/13
Resident Lecturer, Savanna Ecology University of Cape Town (South Africa) 6/9/13 5/31/13
Coral Reef Ecology Lecturer CIEE Research Station (Bonaire) 6/7/13 5/28/13
Modeling Songbird Migration Montana State University 6/7/13 5/9/13
Resident Lecturer in Tropical Coastal Ecology School for Field Studies (Panama)  6/4/13 6/4/13
Science Synthesis of Canadian Oil Sands Development Simon Fraser University (Canada)  6/3/13 6/3/13
Modeling Tree Responses to Climate Change USFS Pacific Northwest Research Station 6/3/13 5/8/13
Resident Professor, Global Health Organization for Tropical Studies (Costa Rica) 6/3/13 4/19/13
Production Dynamics and Ecology of Walleye University of Wisconsin-Madison 5/31/13 5/13/13
Algae Phylogentics and Genomics SangMyung University (South Korea) 5/31/13 4/17/13
Applications Analyst, Environmental Science & Support LI-COR Biosciences  5/30/13 5/30/13
Remote Sensing of Seabirds Stony Brook University  5/29/13 5/29/13
Pollination Ecology/Bee Biodiversity Cornell University  5/29/13 5/29/13
Lecturer - Biodiversity and Introductory Biology Towson University  5/29/13 5/29/13
Ecology or Evolution of Mutualism University of Toronto (Canada)  5/29/13 5/29/13
Head, Surface Earth Processes Section National Science Foundation 5/29/13 5/6/13
Infectious Disease Modeling University of Chicago  5/28/13 5/28/13
Plant-Herbivore Interactions University of Utah  5/28/13 5/28/13
Paleoecology, Biogeography, and Global Change University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science, Appalachian Lab 5/24/13 5/3/13
Executive Director Mount St. Helens Institute 5/17/13 5/6/13
Remote Sensing and Tropical Forest Structure/Dynamics University of Florida  5/15/13 5/15/13
Marine Ecology - physiology of deep-sea sponges Institute of Marine Research (Norway) 5/15/13 4/25/13
Terrestrial Ecosystem Ecology University of New Hampshire  5/13/13 5/13/13
Ecological Theoretician/Modeler Indiana University  5/10/13 5/10/13
Arbuscular Mycorrhizae Instituto Venezolano de Investigaciones Científicas (Venezuela) 5/10/13 4/26/13
Perennial Sorghum Research Land Institute 5/10/13 4/2/13
Ecohydrology Teaching Boston College  5/9/13 5/9/13
Land Change Modeling and Coupled Natural-Human Systems Purdue University 5/8/13 4/25/13
Ecology and Global Change University of Leeds (UK) 5/8/13 4/19/13
Tropical Forest Ecology and Biodiversity Conservation International  5/7/13 5/7/13
Executive Director National Center for Science Education  5/7/13 5/7/13
Marine Conservation Old Dominion University  5/6/13 5/6/13
Coastal Water Quality University of Maryland 5/6/13 4/23/13
Fish Productivity in Freshwater Ecosystems Fisheries and Oceans Canada  5/3/13 5/3/13
Deer-Moose Parasite Transmission Dynamics Minnesota Zoo 5/3/13 4/29/13
Applications Scientist (position filled) PP Systems  5/1/13 5/1/13
Algal Systematics University of Alabama 5/1/13 4/19/13
Invasive Species Modeling and Analysis Purdue University 5/1/13 4/17/13
Biology Instructor/Visiting Assistant Professor Miami University 5/1/13 4/17/13
Plant Ecology and Diversification Landcare Research (New Zealand) 5/1/13 4/5/13
Population Biology, Theoretical/Empirical Ecology University of Nebraska 5/1/13 4/3/13
Environmental Hydrology and Geophysics (3 positions) University of Wyoming 5/1/13 3/14/13
Social/Environmental Synthesis National Socio-environmental Synthesis Center 5/1/13 2/14/13
Population Genetics of Phenotypic Plasticity Max-Planck Institut Für Entwicklungsbiologie (Germany) 4/30/13 4/17/13
Avian Neuroscience University of South Florida 4/30/13 4/9/13
Associate Director, Tyson Research Center Washington University in St. Louis 4/30/13 3/29/13
Soy and Land-Use Change in the Brazilian Amazon University of Wisconsin-Madison 4/30/13 3/22/13
Wildlife and Produce Food Safety University of California, Davis  4/26/13 4/26/13
Wildlife Disease Ecology Lincoln Park Zoo  4/25/13 4/25/13
Climate Change and Colorado Plateau Ecosystems USGS Canyonlands Research Station  4/25/13 4/25/13
Microbial Ecology of Grassland Agroecosystems University of Minnesota - Twin Cities  4/23/13 4/23/13
Ecology and Evolution Murray State University  4/22/13 4/22/13
Remote Sensing Specialist, Global Reef Expedition Nova Southeastern University  4/22/13 4/22/13
Modeling Crop Pollination Services University of Vermont 4/22/13 3/8/13
Lecturer - Environmental Conservation University of North Carolina Wilmington 4/21/13 4/9/13
Environmental Impacts of Hydraulic Fracturing Villanova University 4/20/13 4/8/13
Fisheries Scientist (Marine Ecologist) Memorial University of Newfoundland (Canada) 4/19/13 4/11/13
Carbon Biogeochemistry and Exchange in Boreal Forest and Mire Ecosystems Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences 4/19/13 3/27/13
Lecturer, Biology and Environmental Studies Amherst College 4/19/13 3/22/13
Ecology Education Research Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies  4/18/13 4/18/13
Wildlife Biology (2 positions) Minnesota Zoo 4/17/13 3/21/13
Thermal Infrared Remote Sensing University of California Santa Barbara  4/15/13 4/15/13
Lecturer in Wildlife Policy and Ecology University of Maine  4/15/13 4/15/13
Biology Education Michigan State University 4/15/13 4/3/13
Biogenic Reef Restoration Queen's University Belfast (UK) 4/15/13 4/3/13
Environmental Studies Teaching University of Minnesota, Morris 4/15/13 3/27/13
Primate Collective Behavior/Movement Ecology University of California, Davis 4/15/13 3/25/13
Biometeorology/Ecosystem Ecology Indiana University 4/15/13 3/21/13
Marine Ecology Northeastern University 4/15/13 3/20/13
Quantitative Community Ecology Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (Panama) 4/15/13 3/18/13
Plant Population and Community Ecology ETH Zurich (Switzerland) 4/15/13 3/13/13
Computational Socio-Environmental Synthesis (2 positions) University of Maryland 4/15/13 3/12/13
Nonstructural Carbohydrates in Forest Trees Harvard University 4/12/13 4/2/13
Aquatic Conservation Ecology Ohio State University 4/12/13 4/2/13
Huxley Fellow in Ecology and Evolution Rice University 4/12/13 3/27/13
Seafood Sustainability/Sustainable Fishing Memorial University of Newfoundland (Canada) 4/12/13 2/21/13
Spatial Ecologist National Audubon Society  4/11/13 4/11/13
Wildlife Population Genetics University of California Davis  4/11/13 4/11/13
Fungal Biology/Ecology University of Minnesota  4/10/13 4/10/13
Trace Gas Fluxes and Biofuel Sustainability University of California at Riverside  4/10/13 4/10/13
Computational Ecologist NOAA National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science  4/8/13 4/8/13
Insect ecological genomics and bioinformatics (2 positions) Stockholm University (Sweden) 4/8/13 3/22/13
Salamander Life History Modeling/Analysis Murray State University 4/7/13 3/12/13
Remote Sensing of Coastal Marshes University of Maryland 4/5/13 3/14/13
Sr Staff Scientist - Ecologist National Ecological Observatory Network  4/4/13 4/4/13
Modelling Pollinator Response to Global Change University of Ottawa (Canada) 4/2/13 3/21/13
Plankton Predator-Prey Interactions/Marine Bioinformatics University of Rhode Island 4/1/13 3/25/13
Global Terrestrial Carbon-Nutrients Cycle Modeling University of California, Los Angeles 4/1/13 3/21/13
Climate Change Adaptation University of Notre Dame 4/1/13 3/15/13
Animal Population Ecology University of Saskatchewan (Canada) 4/1/13 3/7/13
Ecosystem Ecology/Climate Change University of Florida 4/1/13 3/4/13
Program Director South American Institute for Resilience and Sustainability Studies (Uruguay) 4/1/13 2/14/13
Spatial Ecology University of Maryland 4/1/13 2/14/13
Frugivore Loss in Tropical Forests Rice University 3/31/13 3/25/13
Teaching Environmental Science George Washington University 3/31/13 3/20/13
Control of Exotic/Invasive Biota University of Florida 3/31/13 1/24/13
Staff Scientist QA/QC National Ecological Observatory Network  3/29/13 3/29/13
Evolutionary/Ecological Entomology University of Hawaii-Hilo 3/29/13 3/11/13
Research Statistician CSIRO (Australia) 3/29/13 2/6/13
Science Education and Outreach Michigan Technological University  3/26/13 3/26/13
Hydrologist, Streamflow USDA Forest Service  3/25/13 3/25/13
Primate Ecology Summer Session Instructor Institute for Tropical Ecology and Conservation, Inc.  3/25/13 3/25/13
Botany Fellow Wellesley College 3/25/13 3/1/13
Soil Science Technische Universität München (Germany) 3/25/13 2/22/13
Ecologist for Carbon Sequestration Project Ecosystem Management, Inc. 3/24/13 3/15/13
Geo-Ecological Modeling of Rivers University of Alabama  3/22/13 3/22/13
Effects of Environmental Change on Lake Chemistry University of Wisconsin-Madison 3/22/13 2/20/13
Global Biogeochemical Cycling University of California, Davis 3/22/13 2/4/13
Plant-Fungal Associations in Australian Forests (2 positions) University of Western Sydney (Australia) 3/21/13 2/21/13
Coral Reef Ecology Summer Session Instructor Institute for Tropical Ecology and Conservation, Inc.  3/20/13 3/20/13
Dynamics of Temperate Mountain Forests Czech University of Life Sciences  3/20/13 3/20/13
Editor-in-Chief, new ecology/sustainable development journal Ecological Society of America/Ecological Society of China  3/20/13 3/20/13
Ecohydrology Michigan State University  3/20/13 3/20/13
Hydrologist or Ecophysiologist University Nevada Reno 3/20/13 2/26/13
Lecturer/Coordinator of Science Initiatives North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University  3/18/13 3/18/13
Statistical Population Genetics of Malaria University of California San Francisco  3/18/13 3/18/13
Marine Ecology/Statistics Memorial University of Newfoundland (Canada)  3/18/13 3/18/13
Science Education Bard College  3/18/13 3/18/13
Biodiversity (4 positions) University of Copenhagen (Denmark) 3/15/13 3/13/13
Biostatistics/Bioinformatics Willamette University 3/15/13 3/5/13
Microbial Ecology INRA (National Institute for Agricultural Research) (France) 3/15/13 3/5/13
Tropical Forest Landscape Genomics Oregon State University 3/15/13 2/19/13
Rangeland Ecologist/Management Specialist USDA Agricultural Research Service 3/15/13 2/18/13
Biodiversity Conservation, Ecosystem Services, Spatial Ecology University of Queensland (Australia) 3/15/13 2/7/13
Disease Ecology and Biodiversity French Center for Synthesis and Analysis of Biodiversity 3/15/13 2/5/13
Hydrology University of Notre Dame 3/15/13 1/25/13
Life Strategies in Soil Fungi Uppsala University (Sweden) 3/15/13 1/18/13
Ecological Forecasting in Forest Ecosystems Boston University  3/14/13 3/14/13
Spatial Ecological Analysis & Modelling University of Leeds (UK) 3/14/13 3/7/13
Biologist: Plant Feed Stocks/Bio-fuels US Department of Energy 3/13/13 3/6/13
Conservation Biologist/Ecologist Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute  3/8/13 3/8/13
Director, Division of Environmental Biology National Science Foundation 3/8/13 2/20/13
Marine Community Ecology and Ecological Genetics University of California, Davis  3/7/13 3/7/13
Marine Community Ecology University of Massachusetts Boston  3/7/13 3/7/13
Plant Invasion Ecology Lincoln University (New Zealand) 3/7/13 2/22/13
Bioinformatics University of Maryland/USDA Beltsville Agricultural Research Center  3/4/13 3/4/13
Climate and Bird Migrations University of Massachusetts Amherst 3/4/13 2/7/13
Plant-Microbe Ecology University of Arizona  3/1/13 3/1/13
Agroecology Pennsylvania State University 3/1/13 2/26/13
Statistical Ecology, Hydrology and Climate Change Arizona State University 3/1/13 2/18/13
Landscape Genetics of Greater Sage-grouse University of Waterloo (Canada) 3/1/13 2/18/13
Academic Coordinator, Center for Environmental Biology University of California, Irvine 3/1/13 2/14/13
Community and Ecosystem-Level Grassland Responses to Global Change USDA-ARS Rangeland Resources Research Unit 3/1/13 2/4/13
Molecular Ecology of Tropical Mammals University of Wisconsin-Madison 3/1/13 1/28/13
Comparative Analysis Workflows for Phylogenetic Data University of Alabama at Birmingham 3/1/13 1/24/13
Plant Ecophysiology Utrecht University (The Netherlands) 3/1/13 11/28/12
Ecology and Biogeochemistry of Boreal Streams Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences 2/28/13 2/14/13
Research Entomologist USDA-ARS NCARL 2/28/13 1/24/13
Hummingbird Diversity and Climate Change Stony Brook University  2/25/13 2/25/13
Quantitative Ecologist, Avian Extinction Risk United States Geological Survey  2/25/13 2/25/13
Phylogenetics and Biodiversity Informatics Michigan State University  2/25/13 2/25/13
Ecology/Evolution/Conservation/Global Change (7 positions) Doñana Biological Station (Spain) 2/24/13 1/28/13
Writing Science College of William & Mary 2/24/13 1/28/13
Ecological-Economic Modelling Georg-August-Universität Göttingen (Germany) 2/22/13 1/24/13
Spatial Dynamics of Aquatic Invasives/Stable Isotope Analysis (2 positions) University of Wisconsin-Madison 2/22/13 1/24/13
Quantitative Forest Ecology University of Alabama 2/22/13 1/18/13
Modeling and Remote Sensing Los Alamos National Laboratory  2/20/13 2/20/13
Tree Mortality Modeling Los Alamos National Laboratory 2/20/13 1/18/13
Animal Physiological Ecology Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (Israel)  2/18/13 2/18/13
Research Director Mountain Studies Institute 2/18/13 1/25/13
Outreach Specialist/Research Analyst, Ocean Health Index University of California Santa Barbara 2/18/13 1/24/13
Honeybee Declines Utah State University 2/18/13 1/24/13
The Nature Conservancy California Islands Ecologist  2/14/13 2/14/13
Invasion/Disease Ecology University of Florida 2/15/13 2/8/13
Biodiversity and Soil Carbon Dynamics of Bioenergy Crops in Latin America Michigan Technological University 2/15/13 1/31/13
Global Change Johns Hopkins University 2/15/13 1/22/13
Earth and Planetary Sciences Johns Hopkins University 2/15/13 1/22/13
Quantitative Ecology Colorado State University 2/15/13 1/7/13
Insect Evolution, Systematics & Symbiology University of Florida 2/15/13 1/4/13
Genomics and Physiology of Seasonal Adaptation University of Florida 2/15/13 1/2/13
Marine Bioinformatics Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation  2/14/13 2/14/13
Global Environmental Change World Wildlife Fund - Luc Hoffmann Institute (Switzerland)  2/14/13 2/14/13
Modeling Evolutionary Ecology of Infectious Disease University of Georgia 2/11/13 1/24/13
California Climate Scientist Union of Concerned Scientists 2/10/13 1/28/13
Ecological Genetics of Salmon Oregon State University 2/10/13 1/24/13
Carbon Allocation Strategies of Trees University of Alberta (Canada)  2/8/13 2/8/13
Carbon Cycling in Agroforestry Systems University of Alberta (Canada)  2/5/13 2/5/13
Director, Water Policy Program Duke University  2/5/13 2/5/13
Structure, Dynamics, and Evolution of Ecological Networks University of Canterbury (New Zealand)  2/4/13 2/4/13
Interdisciplinary Environmental Science (2 positions) Brown University 2/3/13 11/29/12
Physiological/Toxicological Impacts of Wildlife Exposure to Contaminants University of Calgary (Canada) 2/1/13 1/31/13
Plant Invasions University of Konstanz (Germany) 2/1/13 1/22/13
Ecological Modeling/Biogeochemistry/Biometeorology Harvard University 2/1/13 1/18/13
Arboretum Director University of Alabama 2/1/13 1/10/13
Global Change Ecology, Plant Ecophysiology, or Ecosystem Ecology Bryn Mawr College 2/1/13 1/2/13
Water Sustainability Utah State University 2/1/13 12/13/12
Eco-hydrology University of Utah 2/1/13 12/13/12
Carbon Cycle - Urban CO2 University of Utah 2/1/13 12/6/12
Lake/Watershed Ecosystem Ecology and Management (8 positions) University of Michigan 2/1/13 12/5/12
Infectious Disease Dynamics University of Michigan  1/31/13 1/31/13
Plant Ecophysiology - CO2 and drought University of Cape Town (South Africa) 1/31/13 12/10/12
Instructor, Oceanography/Environmental Science/Geology Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania 1/31/13 11/30/12
Coupled Carbon Cycle-Climate Analysis and Modeling NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory  1/30/13 1/30/13
Remote Sensing Northern Arizona University  1/28/13 1/28/13
Conservation Biology (2 positions) American Museum of Natural History  1/28/13 1/28/13
Microbial Ecology University of Michigan  1/28/13 1/28/13
Invertebrate Ecology Smithsonian Marine Station 1/25/13 1/8/13
Ecological Modeler Cardno ENTRIX  1/23/13 1/23/13
Cholera Transmission Dynamics Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health  1/22/13 1/22/13
Evolutionary and Ecological Dynamics University of Michigan  1/22/13 1/22/13
Director of Undergraduate Laboratories/TA Development Georgia Institute of Technology  1/22/13 1/22/13
Forest Biomaterials Supply Chain/Process Modelling/Life-Cycle Assessment North Carolina State University  1/22/13 1/22/13
Director, Tennenbaum Marine Observatories Smithsonian Institution 1/21/13 1/7/13
Soil Ecology University of Sydney (Australia) 1/20/13 12/13/12
River Conservation American Rivers 1/18/13 10/26/12
Environmental Fellowships (6 positions) Harvard University 1/16/13 8/13/12
Aquatic Ecosystems in a Changing Climate University of Helsinki 1/15/13 12/21/12
Wetland Biogeochemistry Chapman University 1/15/13 12/17/12
Sustainability Science Fellowships Harvard University 1/15/13 9/20/12
Biodiversity Research University of British Columbia (Canada) 1/14/13 11/9/12
Agricultural Pest Insect-Bt Crop Interactions Iowa State University  1/31/13 1/31/13
Population/Evolutionary Ecology Netherlands Institute of Ecology 1/13/13 12/3/12
Evolution and Ecology of Invasive Cane Toads University of Sydney (Australia) 1/13/13 11/29/12
Ecological Physiology, Hawkmoths University of Arizona  1/11/13 1/11/13
Physiological Genomics of Oxidative Stress in Maize University of Illinois  1/11/13 1/11/13
Integrative Biology University of Texas at Austin 1/11/13 8/9/12
Aquatic Ecology York University (Canada) 1/10/13 12/13/12
Ecophysiology and Ecohydrology University of New Hampshire  1/9/13 1/9/13
Project Director, California Islands Program The Nature Conservancy  1/8/13 1/8/13
Hydrological Ecosystem Services Stanford University 1/7/13 1/2/13
Program Coordinator, Marine Ecosystem Sustainability University of Alaska Fairbanks 1/7/13 12/3/12
Chemical Ecology University of Utah  1/4/13 1/4/13
Executive Officer, BIO IOS National Science Foundation 1/4/13 12/19/12
Modeling Forest Responses to Climate and Environmental Change Michigan State University (2 positions) 1/4/13 12/11/12
Bioenergetic Modelling of Arctic Grayling University of Alberta (Canada)  1/3/13 1/3/13
Director of Undergraduate Laboratories/Biology Lecturer Emory University 1/3/13 11/29/12
Population/Community/Eco-Evolutionary Dynamics University of Calgary (Canada) 1/1/13 12/17/12
Sensory Ecology of Insects Heinrich-Heine University (Germany) 12/31/12 12/13/12
Conservation Genetics Missouri Botanical Garden 12/31/12 11/29/12
Modeling Regime Shifts in Coupled Human/Natural Systems in Cameroon (3 positions) Ohio State University 12/31/12 11/20/12
Ecosystem Ecology, Biogeochemistry, or Physiological Ecology Smithsonian Environmental Research Center  12/21/12 12/21/12
Research Manager Earthwatch Institute  12/21/12 12/21/12
Sustainability, Remote Sensing, Landscape Modeling University of Colorado  12/20/12 12/20/12
Quantitative Ecology, Bats and Wind Energy Development United States Geological Survey  12/20/12 12/20/12
Invasive Species (2 positions) Purdue University  12/20/12 12/20/12
Experimental Landscape Ecology Michigan State University  12/20/12 12/20/12
Grouse Ecology Minnesota Department of Natural Resources 12/19/12 12/10/12
Quantitative Ecology (position filled) University of Minnesota 12/19/12 11/29/12
Bird Conservation Planning US Fish & Wildlife Service 12/18/12 12/7/12
Aquatic Ecology Hobart and William Smith Colleges 12/18/12 12/3/12
Tropical Forest Evolution and Biodiversity Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh/University of Leeds (UK) 12/17/12 11/29/12
Translational Ecology University of Nebraska at Omaha 12/15/12 11/21/12
Research Ecologist Coweeta Hydrologic Laboratory, USDA Forest Service 12/15/12 11/9/12
Cyanobacteria Ecology/Cyanotoxins Weill Cornell Medical College in Qatar  12/14/12 12/14/12
Exotic Vertebrate Risk Analysis University of Adelaide (Australia) 12/14/12 12/3/12
Disease Ecology Louisiana State University 12/14/12 11/29/12
Biodemography University of Zurich (Switzerland) 12/14/12 11/13/12
Research Fellow - Interdisciplinary Climate Science East-West Center 12/14/12 10/25/12
Dryland Ecosystem Carbon Cycling USGS Southwest Biological Science Center 12/14/12 10/5/12
Genomic approaches to studying floral evolution, pollination biology and systematics of Australian Solanum Bucknell University  12/13/12 12/13/12
Peatland Fungal/Microbial Ecology Michigan Technological University  12/13/12 12/13/12
Rangeland Monitoring and Assessment USDA-ARS  12/13/12 12/13/12
Applied Ecologist Botanical Research Institute of Texas  12/13/12 12/13/12
Systematics or Conservation Biology of Biodiversity Hotspots Botanical Research Institute of Texas  12/13/12 12/13/12
Environmental Sciences (2 positions) Ball State University  12/13/12 12/13/12
Subsoil Carbon Cycling Ruhr-Universität Bochum (Germany)  12/11/12 12/11/12
Community Ecology (2 positions) Washington University in St. Louis  12/10/12 12/10/12
Biodiversity of Tetrapods Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Norte (Brazil)/Stony Brook University 12/10/12 9/10/12
Vice President for Conservation Science NatureServe  12/7/12 12/7/12
Lead Scientist, Central Valley & Mountains Region The Nature Conservancy, California 12/7/12 11/30/12
Spatial Analysis of Vulture Movements University of Cape Town (South Africa) 12/7/12 11/28/12
Fire, Climate, and Forest Modeling Northern Arizona University 12/6/12 11/14/12
Hierarchical Models for Bird Distributions University of Cape Town (South Africa) 12/5/12 11/30/12
Resident Professor, Global Health/Ethnobiology Organization for Tropical Studies (Costa Rica) 12/4/12 10/29/12
Integrated Crop Pollination and Pest Management Pennsylvania State University  12/3/12 12/3/12
Stink Bug Ecology and Management Pennsylvania State University  12/3/12 12/3/12
Agroecology USDA-ARS  12/3/12 12/3/12
Regional Eco-Hydrological Modeling Oklahoma State University 12/3/12 11/13/12
Quantitative Vertebrate Ecologist US Forest Service Rocky Mountain Research Station 12/3/12 11/8/12
Lecturer in Biology University of North Carolina at Charlotte 12/1/12 12/3/12
Quantitative Ecology University of Maryland 12/1/12 11/19/12
Insect Systematics and Biogeography Arizona State University 12/1/12 11/9/12
Theoretical Ecology University of Maryland 12/1/12 9/25/12
Instructor, Ornithology and Field Biology (1 semester) St Cloud State University  11/30/12 11/30/12
Coastal Studies Science Teacher Coastal Studies for Girls 11/30/12 11/15/12
Fisheries Bioeconomic Modeling University of California Santa Barbara 11/30/12 11/15/12
Salmon Ecosystem Modeling University of California, Santa Cruz 11/30/12 11/7/12
Biology Lecturer New Mexico State University 11/30/12 10/12/12
Spatial Modeling of Ecosystem Dynamics Purdue University  11/29/12 11/29/12
Computational and Evolutionary Biology of Viral Infection University of Oxford (UK) 11/28/12 11/8/12
Ecohydrology (2 positions) Northern Arizona University 11/27/12 10/30/12
Modeling Terrestrial Ecosystem Carbon Dynamics University of Alaska Fairbanks 11/26/12 11/5/12
Population Biology University of California Davis 11/26/12 10/16/12
Impacts of Pollutants on Aquatic Ecosystems Eawag (Switzerland) 11/25/12 10/30/12
Global Analysis of Land Change Decision Making University of Amsterdam (The Netherlands) 11/23/12 11/16/12
Soil Microbial Ecology - Metagenomics Algoma University 11/23/12 11/13/12
Visiting Instructor - Animal Biologist Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne 11/21/12 10/25/12
Biogeochemical Cycling/Mass Spectrometry Institute of Bio- and Geosciences – Agrosphere (Germany)  11/20/12 11/20/12
Insect Ecological Physiology University of Haifa-Oranim (Israel)  11/20/12 11/20/12
Animal Behavior Instructor (1 semester) Rice University 11/19/12 11/9/12
Executive Director, Global Carbon Project National Institute for Environmental Studies (Japan) 11/19/12 10/17/12
Ecosystem Ecology University of Kansas 11/16/12 10/16/12
Amphibians and Climate Change Clemson University 11/16/12 10/16/12
Coupled Human-Natural Water Systems University of Utah/Utah State University  11/15/12 11/15/12
Biological Oceanography Tulane University  11/15/12 11/15/12
Plant Evolutionary Responses to Climate Change University of Minnesota Duluth  11/15/12 11/15/12
Population Dynamics of Wild Turkeys Michigan State University 11/15/12 11/5/12
Plant Population Genetics/Molecular Ecology Institute of Botany (Czech Republic) 11/15/12 10/29/12
Fire Spread Simulation Modeling and Climate Change Dynamics South Dakota State University 11/15/12 10/22/12
Isotope Geochemistry Tulane University 11/15/12 10/1/12
Sustainable Development Columbia University 11/15/12 9/11/12
Butterfly Monitoring and Global Change Muséum national d'Histoire naturelle (France)  11/13/12 11/13/12
Dryland Ecohydrology USGS Southwest Biological Science Center 11/13/12 10/24/12
Ecology and Evolutionary Biology University of Toronto (Canada) 11/12/12 10/3/12
Population Modeling of Hawaiian Forest Birds University of Hawaii 11/11/12 10/19/12
Research Hydrologist Coweeta Hydrologic Laboratory, US Forest Service  11/9/12 11/9/12
Data Publication University of California  11/9/12 11/9/12
Animal Behavior (sabbatical replacement) Purchase College 11/9/12 10/22/12
Carbon Cycle/Greenhouse Gas Modeling (position filled) University of Wisconsin, Madison  11/7/12 11/7/12
Landscape Ecology of Bees University of Wisconsin  11/5/12 11/5/12
Modeling Evapotranspiration and Land-Atmosphere Interactions University of Texas at Austin  11/5/12 11/5/12
Ecosystem and Climate-Change Vulnerability Modeling Iowa State University 11/5/12 10/26/12
Statistical/Aquatic Ecology University of Toronto (Canada) 11/2/12 10/5/12
Disease Ecology and Management of Cereal Viruses Montana State University  11/1/12 11/1/12
Forest Simulation Modeling Portland State University 11/1/12 10/11/12
Ecological and Environmental Sustainability US Environmental Protection Agency 11/1/12 10/1/12
Bioenergy Systems, Biodiversity, and Ecosystem Services Michigan State University 11/1/12 9/27/12
Effects of Hydroelectric Operations in Canadian Aquatic Ecosystems Université de Montréal (Canada) 11/1/12 9/14/12
Extension Specialist in Restoration Ecology University of California Davis 11/1/12 8/28/12
Microbial Community Ecology & Soil Carbon Dynamics CSIRO Plant Industry (Australia) 10/31/12 10/18/12
Director, Pacific Islands Climate Science Center USGS 10/31/12 10/11/12
Land Change Science Extension Specialist University of California, Berkeley 10/31/12 9/10/12
Bioinformatics/Functional Genomics Juniata College/Pennsylvania State University 10/30/12 10/16/12
Ecophysiology and Ecosystem Ecology University of New Hampshire 10/30/12 10/5/12
Forest Ecology Modeling Université du Québec à Rimouski  10/29/12 10/29/12
Bioenergy Feedstock Crop Analyst University of Illinois 10/29/12 10/17/12
Conservation Biologist Minnesota Zoo 10/29/12 10/1/12
Science Education Duke University 10/29/12 9/14/12
Ecosystem Services in Brazil The Nature Conservancy 10/28/12 10/8/12
Climate Change and Habitat Connectivity Modeling Cornell University 10/26/12 10/24/12
C4 Photosynthesis and Drought Tolerance of Biofuel Grasses University of Illinois 10/26/12 10/16/12
Spatial Analyst The Nature Conservancy 10/26/12 10/1/12
Spatial Biodiversity Analysis University of Idaho 10/25/12 10/1/12
Disease Ecology in Madagascar University of Aberdeen (UK) 10/24/12 10/4/12
Instructor, Marine Biology University of South Florida  10/22/12 10/22/12
Instructor, Environmental Studies Washington and Lee University  10/22/12 10/22/12
Ecosystem Functioning/Entomology Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research WSL 10/20/12 9/25/12
Estuarine Biophysical Modelling and Morphodynamics (2 positions) University of Kwazulu-Natal (South Africa)  10/18/12 10/18/12
Ecological Remote Sensing and Computation Boston University 10/18/12 10/8/12
Entomology/Ecology, Agro-Ecosystems Purdue University  10/17/12 10/17/12
Chief Conservation and Science Officer Catalina Island Conservancy  10/17/12 10/17/12
Lecturer, Ecology and Evolution University of Maryland 10/17/12 9/28/12
Changing Biodiversity in Agricultural Ecosystems Washington State University  10/16/12 10/16/12
Course Coordinators in Tropical Biology Organization for Tropical Studies (Costa Rica)  10/15/12 10/15/12
Executive Director Huyck Preserve  10/15/12 10/15/12
Crop Pollination Michigan State University  10/15/12 10/15/12
Riparian Forest Restoration and Ecosystem Services in Tierra del Fuego Virginia Tech 10/15/12 9/28/12
Tropical Forest Ecology University of Oxford (UK) 10/15/12 9/27/12
Ecological Modeling of Coral Reefs University of California San Diego 10/15/12 9/18/12
Temporal Scaling of Ecosystem Processes Kansas State University 10/15/12 9/14/12
Ecohydrology University of New Hampshire 10/15/12 9/10/12
Biodiversity Informatics Arizona State University 10/14/12 9/25/12
Bird Phylogenomics/Systematics Tulane University  10/12/12 10/12/12
NEON Observatory Director National Ecological Observatory Network 10/12/12 10/11/12
Software Development for Computational Statistics and Biology University of California, Berkeley 10/11/12 9/25/12
Bioenergy Research Program Manager US Department of Energy 10/10/12 9/27/12
Computational Ecology and Conservation Microsoft Research (UK)  10/8/12 10/8/12
Ecology of an Ant-Plant Mutualism in Kenya University of Florida  10/4/12 10/4/12
Microbial Biogeochemistry/Reactive Transport Modeling Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory  10/4/12 10/4/12
Environmental Science ExxonMobil  10/4/12 10/4/12
Lecturer in Environmental Policy & Socioeconomic Values School for Field Studies (Panama)  10/3/12 10/3/12
Plant Macroecology and Phyloinformatics (2 positions) Aarhus University (Denmark)  10/3/12 10/3/12
Restoration Ecology MPG Operations  10/3/12 10/3/12
Shellfish Ecology/Population Dynamics Modeling University of Southern Mississippi  10/2/12 10/2/12
Experimental Tree-Ring Science University of Nevada Reno  10/1/12 10/1/12
Plant Hydraulics - Response to Elevated Atmospheric CO2 University of Illinois at Chicago  10/1/12 10/1/12
Population Dynamics Rice University 10/1/12 9/25/12
Trait-based Stream Ecosystem Ecology Cornell University 10/1/12 9/10/12
Ecosystem Carbon Dynamics University of Central Florida 10/1/12 8/29/12
Marine Benthic Ecology IFREMER (France) 9/30/12 9/14/12
Evolution of Sociality in a Beetle Agricultural Research Organization (Israel) 9/30/12 8/28/12
Modeling of Complex System Science and Health Pennsylvania State University 9/30/12 7/13/12
Climate-Plant Community Interactions University of Colorado, Boulder 9/28/12 8/14/12
Ecosystem Thresholds and Indicators for Marine Spatial Planning University of California, Santa Barbara  9/26/12 9/26/12
Assistant Director for Scientific Research Collections National Ecological Observatory Network  9/26/12 9/26/12
Soil Science/Biogeochemistry/Ecosystem Ecology University of California Merced  9/26/12 9/26/12
Risk Assessment of Non-Native Plants University of Florida 9/26/12 8/29/12
Ecosystem Service Modeling US EPA National Health and Environmental Effects Laboratory  9/25/12 9/25/12
Ecological Genetics University of Georgia  9/25/12 9/25/12
Wildlife Population Modeling Cornell University  9/25/12 9/25/12
Functional Genomics of Plankton Eco-Evolutionary Feedback Dynamics Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Biology (Germany)  9/24/12 9/24/12
Wildlife Populations and Environmental Change University of Hong Kong  9/24/12 9/24/12
GIS – Forest Disturbance and Carbon Cycling University of Florida 9/24/12 9/6/12
Modeling Tropical Forest Response to Global Change University of Florida 9/24/12 9/6/12
N Deposition/Plant Diversity University of Colorado 9/21/12 9/6/12
Landscape Genetics of Wolves SUNY-ESF 9/21/12 8/13/12
Ecological Statistics (position filled) University of Notre Dame or University of California, Berkeley  9/20/12 9/20/12
Ecosystem Service Modeling University of Wisconsin - Madison  9/20/12 9/20/12
Restoration Ecologist University of California  9/20/12 9/20/12
Environmental Change and Freshwater Mussels University of Oklahoma  9/20/12 9/20/12
Mathematical Modeling of Dengue Virus Epidemiology North Carolina State University  9/18/12 9/18/12
Marine Biogeography University of Georgia 9/17/12 9/6/12
Ecological and Economic Impacts of Forest Pests and Pathogens Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies 9/15/12 9/7/12
Stream Biogeochemistry Modelling University of Vienna (Austria) 9/15/12 8/17/12
Fisheries Science and Sustainability Michigan State University/U.S. Geological Survey 9/15/12 8/13/12
Visiting Instructor in Biology Florida Institute of Technology  9/14/12 9/14/12
Senior Science Advisor for Environments U.S. Geological Survey 9/12/12 8/17/12
Permafrost-Impacted Plant Community Structure and Dynamics (2 positions) Wilfrid Laurier University (Canada)  9/11/12 9/11/12
Ecosystem Model-Data Synthesis and Ecological Forecasting Boston University  9/10/12 9/10/12
Senior Policy Researcher: Climate Change Mitigation Stockholm Environment Institute  9/10/12 9/10/12
Carbon-Nitrogen Modeling Los Alamos National Laboratory 9/10/12 7/17/12
Complex Systems New England Complex Systems Institute  9/7/12 9/7/12
Boreal Ecosystem Dynamics University of Alaska Fairbanks 9/4/12 7/19/12
Climate Change Scenario Planning/Adaptation Research (2 positions) Colorado State University 9/3/12 8/24/12
Vulnerability of Hawaiian Forest Birds to Climate Change University of Wisconsin, Madison 9/1/12 8/13/12
Climate Change Impacts on a Tropical Aquatic Ecosystem Univ. Toulouse (France)/Univ. British Columbia (Canada) 9/1/12 7/26/12
Conservation Planning Clemson University 9/1/12 7/11/12
Ecology Research Director Teton Science Schools 8/31/12 8/17/12
Modeling Responses of Forest Dynamics to Climate/Environmental Change Michigan State University 8/31/12 8/9/12
Hydrologic Sciences/Ecohydrology University of Wyoming 8/30/12 8/21/12
Ecosystem Ecologist/Ecosystem Modeler University of New Mexico 8/30/12 8/15/12
Disease Ecology/Molecular Biology University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign  8/29/12 8/29/12
Population Genetics/Phylogenomics University of Hawaii Manoa  8/29/12 8/29/12
Theoretical Ecology National University of Singapore  8/29/12 8/29/12
Biogeochemical Modeling Lawrence Berkeley National Lab  8/28/12 8/28/12
Plant Disease Ecology (2 positions) Kansas State University 8/27/12 8/24/12
Impact of Domestication on the Evolution of Plant-Associated Organisms Ohio State University  10/8/12 9/11/12
Plant Genetics/Rhizosphere Biochemistry/Microbial Ecology University of Kentucky  8/21/12 8/21/12
Sources and Cycling of Non-Photosynthetic Carbon in Plants University of California, Irvine  8/21/12 8/21/12
Conservation Research Program Director Institute for Applied Ecology 8/20/12 7/11/12
Branch Chief, Aquatic Ecology USGS Northern Appalachian Research Laboratory 8/17/12 8/2/12
Applied Ecologist Alberta Biodiversity Monitoring Institute (Canada) 8/17/12 8/2/12
Spatiotemporal Simulation/Modeling Land Use Change University of North Carolina at Charlotte  8/16/12 8/16/12
Remote Sensing/Climate Change and Permafrost University of New Brunswick (Canada) 8/15/12 8/2/12
Plant Evolutionary Responses to Climate Change Fordham University 8/15/12 7/24/12
Community Ecology/Conservation Technische Universität München (Germany) 8/15/12 7/20/12
Quantitative Ecologist, Birds National Audubon Society  8/13/12 8/13/12
Computational Biogeoscience Oak Ridge National Laboratory  8/13/12 8/13/12
Species Diversity, Community Ecology, and Mosquito Dynamics University of Haifa (Israel)  8/13/12 8/13/12
Modeling Hydrology/Climate Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory  8/9/12 8/9/12
Plant Science Durham University (UK) 8/8/12 7/17/12
Great Lakes Near-shore Fish Community Assessment Michigan State University  8/7/12 8/7/12
Ecological Genetics/Species Interactions Princeton University  8/7/12 8/7/12
Ecosystem Modeling/Carbon Cycle/Data Synthesis (3 positions) University of Oklahoma  8/7/12 8/7/12
Marine Mammal Habitats University of Miami  8/2/12 8/2/12
Freshwater/Marine Invasive Species University of Notre Dame  8/2/12 8/2/12
Environmental Genomics University of Notre Dame  8/2/12 8/2/12
Exotic Plant Management National Park Service 8/2/12 7/24/12
Modeling Flow and Biogeochemical Reactions Around Plant Roots University of Washington  8/1/12 8/1/12
Food Web Modeling Florida State University 8/1/12 7/26/12
Quantitative Landscape Ecology - BioFuels/Forages Pennsylvania State University 8/1/12 7/10/12
Terrestrial Ecosystem/Biogeochemistry/Land Use Change University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 7/31/12 7/12/12
Biodiversity Conservation University of Canberra (Australia) 7/29/12 7/24/12
Population Biology Lincoln Park Zoo  7/26/12 7/26/12
Plant Ecology University of Oklahoma  7/23/12 7/23/12
Remote Sensing, Surface Temp. Modeling, Climate Change Ecology University of Nevada, Reno 7/23/12 7/11/12
Disease Ecology University of Minnesota  7/19/12 7/19/12
Soil Carbon Dynamics-Bioenergy Michigan State University  7/18/12 7/18/12
Fisheries Ecology NOAA National Marine Fisheries Service 7/18/12 7/10/12
Shale-Gas Landscape Effects Pennsylvania State University  7/17/12 7/17/12
Microbial Ecology and Biogeochemistry (2 positions) Iowa State University  7/16/12 7/16/12
Economic Botany of Oil Seed Plants Jules Verne University of Picardie (France)  7/16/12 7/16/12
Forest Landscape Modeling of Climate Change Scenarios University of Wisconsin-Madison  7/13/12 7/13/12
Director, Institute of Pacific Islands Forestry USDA Forest Service 7/13/12 7/6/12
Modeling coupled human-environment forest-grassland ecosystems University of Guelph (Canada)  7/11/12 7/11/12
Analytical Wetland Ecologist South Florida Water Management District  7/9/12 7/9/12
Estuary Modeling US EPA  7/6/12 7/6/12
Ecophysiology of High Mountain Pines (position filled) USFS Rocky Mountain Research Station  7/6/12 7/6/12

Outside Links to Postdoctoral Fellowship Programs

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AAAS Science and Technology Policy Fellowships American Association for the Advancement of Science 12/5/13
Congressional Science Fellowship Program American Meteorological Society/UCAR 3/15/13
Earth Institute Fellows Program Columbia University 11/15/12
Fulbright Scholar Program Council for International Exchange of Scholars 8/1/13
Forest and Nature for Society Joint Doctoral Program European Commission 11/1/12
Environmental Fellows Program Harvard University 1/15/14
Humboldt Research Fellowship for Postdoctoral and Experienced Researchers Humboldt Foundation (Germany)  1/1/01
Marshall Sherfield Fellowships Marshall Scholarships 11/2/12
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
NSERC Postdoctoral Fellowships Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada 10/15/13
Omidyar Postdoctoral Fellowships Santa Fe Institute 11/1/12
Postdoctoral Fellowships Smithsonian Environmental Research Center 1/15/13
Smithsonian Institution Fellowship Programs Smithsonian Institution 1/15/13
David H. Smith Conservation Research Fellowship Program Society for Conservation Biology 9/21/12
National Health And Environmental Effects Research Lab (NHEERL) Post-Doctoral Research Program United States Environmental Protection Agency 12/14/12
USGS Mendenhall Postdoctoral Fellowship Program United States Geological Survey 2/21/12
Michigan Society of Fellows University of Michigan 10/2/12
Postdoctoral Scholar Program Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution 1/5/13

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Animal Physiological Ecology: We (Dr. Berry Pinshow and Dr. Scott Turner of SUNY-Syracuse) seek a post-doc interested in how burrowing animals interact with their subterranean environment and how gas exchange takes place between the burrow environment and the atmosphere. Although, at present, we are studying intensively the burrows of Sundevall’s jird, semifossorial desert rodent, and the jirds themselves, we are expanding the study to learn about gas exchange in burrows with single entrances. Our interests are in animals over a size range from ants to aardvarks. Interested parties should contact Dr. Berry Pinshow of the Mitrani Department of Desert Ecology, Jacob Blaustein Institutes for Desert Research, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev. Email – pinshow@bgu.ac.il. Application deadlines for internal financial support are at the end of February. Starting time is flexible. Posted: 2/18/13.

Ecological Physiology, Hawkmoths: Department of Entomology, University of Arizona. 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 flow-through respirometry, stable carbon isotope techniques, flight energetics and micro-surgery. The postdoc is available for two years with an immediate start date. Starting salary $34k with benefits. Minimal requirements: PhD in physiology, ecology or evolutionary biology (or related fields), competitive publication record and strong statistical ability. Preference will be given to candidates with experience in insect physiology and respirometry. For more information please contact Goggy Davidowitz at: goggy@email.arizona.edu. Phone: +520-349-5288. Posted: 1/11/13.

Ecosystem Ecology, Biogeochemistry, or Physiological Ecology: We invite applications for a postdoctoral fellow to study ecosystem level interactions between elevated CO2, nitrogen pollution, and plant invasion. The successful applicant will be part of an interdisciplinary team that is investigating the effects of multiple interacting global change factors on plant invasion, intraspecific genetic diversity, plant ecophysiology, and ecosystem ecology. Ideally the postdoctoral fellow will quantify changes in nutrient biogeochemistry and/or plant ecophysiology in a tidal wetland ecosystem. The research will be conducted at the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center (SERC) in the newest global change experiment within the Smithsonian Global Change Research Wetland (GCReW). The GCReW is home to the world's longest continuously running elevated CO2 experiment and several other global change experiments. The SERC is a 2,650 hectare complex of upland forest, farmland and wetlands. Many of the Center's 100+ full-time employees commute from nearby Annapolis, MD and Washington, DC. This is a one year, grant-funded position, and continuation for another year is possible given satisfactory performance. The post doctoral fellow will be based in Dr. J. Patrick Megonigal's Biogeochemistry lab working with a multidisciplinary team Dr. Mozdzer and Dr. McCormick. Candidates with research interests in terrestrial ecosystem ecology, biogeochemistry, or physiological plant ecology are preferred. The position comes with a stipend of $45k per year plus a health allowance. To apply, please e-mail a short letter of interest describing experience and qualifications (1-2 pages), CV, and list of references to Pat Megonigal (megonigalp@si.edu). Preferred start date would be in February or March 2013. Posted: 12/21/12.

Global Change Ecology, Plant Ecophysiology, or Ecosystem Ecology: The Bryn Mawr College Department of Biology and the Program in Environmental Studies seek a Bucher-Jackson Post-Doctoral Fellow in the Sciences in the area of Ecology for a one-year term, renewable for a second year, beginning on June 1, 2013. This is a combined teaching and research fellowship, with the expectation that the fellow will teach one course each semester, and will conduct research on Global Change Ecology, Plant Ecophysiology, or Ecosystem Ecology under the supervision of Dr. Thomas Mozdzer. A Ph.D in Biology, Ecology, Environmental Sciences or a related field, earned by August 2013, is required. To assure full consideration, complete applications including a CV, statements of research experience and teaching philosophy and 3 letters of recommendation must be received by February 1, 2013. Send materials to: Bucher-Jackson Search Committee, c/o Jodi Jacoby, Department of Biology, Bryn Mawr College, 101 N. Merion Avenue, Bryn Mawr, PA 19010-2899. More information. Posted: 12/21/12, revised: 1/2/13.

Plant Ecophysiology - CO2 and drought: A post-doctoral fellowshipis available in the Botany Department, University of Cape Town, South Africa, for a plant ecophysiologist interested in the effects of CO2 and drought on plant function. The successful applicant will work closely with Dr. Adam West, Prof. William Bond and Prof Guy Midgley to establish and conduct CO2 fumigation experiments at the Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, Cape Town, exploring the role of varying concentrations of CO2, nutrients and water stress on keyplant ecophysiological processes. This fellowship is funded by the Applied Center for Climate and Earth Systems Science theme on land cover change and a collaborative National Research Foundation Global Change Grand Challenge grant. The successful applicant will join this multi-investigator andmulti-disciplinary team in exploring the drivers of land cover change in Southern Africa, allowing extensive networking within the growing Global Change field in South Africa. Full details ofthe fellowship. Additional information: Dr. Adam West (adam.west@uct.ac.za). Apply by: January 31st 2013. Posted: 12/10/12.

Plant Ecophysiology: Post-doctoral position in the Plant Ecophysiology group, one of several internationally recognized plant research groups embedded within the Institute of Environmental Biology at Utrecht University. The successful applicant will work as a post-doctoral researcher on a project investigating molecular mechanisms mediating flooding tolerance in Arabidopsis and wild relatives. The applicant is expected to publish manuscripts, give oral presentations and supervise students in relation to this project. Flooding events devastate natural plant distributions and undermine crop quality and yields. Despite extensive research into how plants respond to flooding, surprisingly little is known regarding the genetic basis of the tremendous diversity in flooding tolerance, both within and between plant species. One of the factors hindering such studies is the difficulty in applying appropriate genetic mapping tools and techniques in relevant crop and wild species. This project will overcome this by exploiting an observed variation in flooding tolerance in Arabidopsis natural accessions and take advantage of high-resolution mapping techniques and genomic resources available for this species. The functionality of identified candidate genes in regulating variation in tolerance will be validated through transgenic approaches and the study of orthologues in wild Arabidopsis relatives from flood-prone habitats. Requirements: Essential: - A PhD in the area of plant sciences. - A strong background in genetic and molecular techniques. - Excellent English oral, written and presentation skills. - First author publications in international peer-reviewed journals. Desirable - Bioinformatics experience on microarray and/or genomics datasets. - Familiarity with ecophysiology / ecomolecular approaches. Additional information about the vacancy can be obtained from: dr. R. Sasidharan (r.sasidharan@uu.nl). To apply please attach a letter of motivation, curriculum vitae including your publication list, a copy of the highest academic degree certificate, a list of courses (including marks) followed during your BSc and MSc programmes and (email) addresses of two academic referees. Application deadline is 1 march 2013. Posted: 11/28/12.

Insect Ecological Physiology: A 24-month (with possible extension) funded postdoctoral position is currently available in the laboratory of Dr. Eran Gefen, Department of Biology and Environment, University of Haifa-Oranim, Israel. The position is part of a collaborative project with the laboratory of Prof. Amir Ayali, at the Department of Zoology, Tel Aviv University. The overall goal of the study is to understand the role of the central nervous system in adaptive variation in gas exchange patterns in insects, using grasshoppers and locusts as a model. The postdoc will be involved in laboratory experiments, as well as in field collections and maintenance of laboratory reared stocks. The position also includes opportunities for development of independent projects. Applicants should have a Ph.D. by the time of appointment. Preference will be given to highly motivated individuals interested in insect ecophysiology and with previous experience in respirometry. The position start date is negotiable, preferably before January 2013. Interested candidates should submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and the names and e-mail addresses of three (3) references to gefene@research.haifa.ac.il. Posted: 11/20/12.

Hydrologist or Ecophysiologist: Post Doctoral position. This is a multi-disciplinary project involving researchers from the USDA ARS and University Nevada Reno. We have an instrumented watershed in Central Nevada, which will assess different harvesting treatments of piñon and juniper on ecosystem processes, including ecosystem water balance and changes in soil evaporation and plant transpiration. Responsibilities: Research opportunities may include, but are not limited to: 1) Developing a refined water balance model for the watershed by synthesizing existing groundwater, spring flow, soil water and plant transpiration data; 2) Developing geospatial models of forest water use and environmental variables in different phases of woodland development; or 3) Analyzing eddy covariance data and sapflux data from piñon-juniper stands and sagebrush (the desired replacement vegetation). In addition, the candidate will have the opportunity to develop collaborative research with scientific staff and university partners on a variety of projects. Requirements: 1) Strong analytical skills in quantitative analyses of hydrologic, atmospheric, climatic and plant water use data; database management; and quality assurance/quality control; 2) Expertise in GIS and geospatial analysis and community data analysis; 3) Familiarity with sapflow, streamflow, atmospheric and climate measurement equipment and techniques. Salary Range: $43-48k per year plus benefits. To Apply: Visit https://www.unrsearch.com/postings/12194. Applications will be accepted until March 20, 2013. Posted: 2/26/13.

Ecophysiology and Ecohydrology: A postdoctoral associate position is available with a research project that will examine the biological and physical drivers of regional trends in evapotranspiration in the northeastern U.S. The successful candidate will be responsible for conducting dendrochronological and stable isotope analyses of tree rings in conjunction with analysis of long-term hydrologic and meteorological records to evaluate underlying biological and physical mechanisms to explain observed long-term changes in ET in the region. The project encompasses seven research sites in the northeastern US with long-term hydrologic and climate monitoring, including the Hubbard Brook Experimental Forest. The postdoctoral associate will be expected to submit manuscripts based on the research to peer-reviewed journals and to present the results at national and international scientific meetings. Work will be conducted at the University of New Hampshire in Durham, NH, but will require occasional travel to collaborating institutions and field sites throughout the Northeast. The position will be based in the lab of Dr. Heidi Asbjornsen at UNH, and will involve close collaboration with Dr. John Campbell (USDA Forest Service Northern Research Station) and Dr. Mark Green (USDA-FS and Plymouth State University). The project is funded by the Northeastern States Research Cooperative. Minimum qualifications include a Ph.D. degree in plant ecophysiology, ecohydrology, hydrology, ecology, or a related field, with demonstrated expertise in one or more of the following areas: dendrochronology, stable isotope ecology, hydrometeorology and analysis of long-term data sets. Candidates will require a strong analytical background and an ability to manage large data sets and conduct and supervise laboratory analyses. Additionally, the prospective candidate should have demonstrated motivation and strong work habits, the ability to work independently as well as within a research group, and demonstrated ability to produce publications based on individual research. Preferred qualifications include experience with integrating plant ecophysiological and hydrological data to examine ecohydrological implications of climate change on forests and water resources. Interested candidates should submit a curriculum vitae, statement of interest, and names of three references to Heidi Asbjornsen, heidi.asbjornsen@unh.edu. The anticipated start date is March 2013, with some flexibility. Funding available for two years, with the possibility of continuation contingent upon additional funding. Posted: 1/9/13.

Ecophysiology and Ecosystem Ecology: A postdoctoral associate position is available on a project that will examine broad-scale relationships between water, carbon, and nitrogen cycles as a basis for understanding ecosystem responses to climate change. This project builds on pervious work that examined relationships between foliar nitrogen concentrations, carbon assimilation, and canopy spectral properties by adding components related to evapotranspiration and water cycling at leaf, plant and landscape scales. The position will be based in the Terrestrial Ecosystem Analysis Lab at the University of New Hampshire, led by Dr. Scott Ollinger, and in close collaboration with Drs. Jingfeng Xiao and Heidi Asbjornsen. The project is funded by NASA’s Terrestrial Ecosystems program and includes integration of data from AmeriFlux, NEON and LTER research sites with long-term data sets throughout the U.S. The postdoctoral associate will be responsible for analyzing plant samples from tree rings and leaf tissue for stable isotopes and nutrient content, relating results to climate variability, H2O and CO2 fluxes, and landscape scale remote sensing data, and integrating these data within a modeling framework. The successful candidate will be expected to submit manuscripts based on the research to peer-reviewed journals and to present results at national and international scientific meetings. Candidates will require a strong analytical skills, an ability to manage large data sets, and conduct and supervise laboratory analyses. Work will be conducted be at the University of New Hampshire in Durham, NH, but may require occasional travel to collaborating institutions and field sites throughout the US. Minimum qualifications include a Ph.D. degree in hydrology, plant ecophysiology, ecosystem ecology or a related field, with demonstrated in-depth experience in one or more of the following areas: plant stable isotope ecology, analysis of large data sets, dendrochronology, remotely sensing and ecosystem modeling. Additionally, the prospective candidate should have a high degree of motivation and strong work habits, strong communication skills, the ability to work independently as well as within a large research group, and demonstrated ability to produce publications based on individual research. Interested candidates should contact Scott Ollinger, scott.ollinger@unh.edu. Please submit a curriculum vitae, statement of interest, and names of three references. Review of applications will begin October 30, 2012, and will continue until the position is filled. The anticipated start date is January 2, 2013, although some flexibility is available. The position is initially for one year, with the possibility of continuation for two additional years. Posted: 10/5/12.

[position filled] Ecophysiology of High Mountain Pines: Applications are being accepted for a Postdoctoral/Professional position with the USDA Forest Service Rocky Mountain Research Station with a start date this summer. The successful applicant will characterize adaptive physiological and morphological traits of limber, bristlecone and whitebark pine seedling families. Our research focuses on quantifying the cost and association of disease resistance with physiological stress tolerances; this includes physiological response to drought, temperature and infection by Cronartium ribicola (the fungus that causes white pine blister rust disease), and comparing characteristics within and among seedlings and families with different disease resistance traits. Key qualifications include research experience in gas exchange measurements (i.e. LI-6400), ability to work independently and collaboratively and success in publishing research results in peer-reviewed journals. Applicants with a strong background in physiological techniques, multivariate statistics and evolutionary biology are encouraged to apply. The position is located in Cottage Grove, OR (20 miles south of Eugene) yet a position location of Fort Collins, CO (with extensive travel required) could be considered for an outstanding candidate. The position will initially be for one year, with a second year contingent upon performance and funding. The position is available now until filled. To apply, please submit a CV, cover letter, and contact information for 3 references via email to Anna Schoettle at aschoettle@fs.fed.us (970) 498-1333). Posted: 7/6/12.

Plant Hydraulics - Response to Elevated Atmospheric CO2: There is an immediate opening for a postdoc at the University of Illinois at Chicago to participate in a project examining changes in plant hydraulics in response to elevated atmospheric CO2. I am looking for someone with working knowledge of components of plant hydraulics, water relations and gas exchange. familiarity with plant nitrogen nutrition and analytical techniques such as elemental analysis will be helpful. The position is for one year with the possibility of extension. For more information about the position and how to apply please contact Hormoz BassiriRad by email (hormoz@uic.edu). Posted: 10/1/12.

Physiological Genomics of Oxidative Stress in Maize: The University of Illinois seeks three creative and energetic postdoctoral associates with strong backgrounds in plant physiology or quantitative genetics or genomics to form a multidisciplinary team to discover the genetic basis of oxidative stress tolerance in maize. Experience with field experimentation, phenomics/remote sensing, statistical analysis of quantitative traits, functional genomics and/or C4 photosynthesis are all desirable. The positions will play key roles within a US$5.7 million, 5-year project funded by the NSF Plant Genome program titled, "MCA-PGR: Genetic and genomic approaches to understand and improve maize responses to ozone" . The successful applicants will be expected to actively interact with a team of experimentalists and statisticians integrating data from the genomic, biochemical and physiological scales, with ample opportunity for interdisciplinary training. The start date is as early as January 2013, but flexible. Questions about these positions or applications including a letter of application, CV and the names of three referees can be addressed by email to Melinda Laborg (laborg@uiuc.edu). Applications will be reviewed starting December 30, 2012. Posted: 1/11/13.

C4 Photosynthesis and Drought Tolerance of Biofuel Grasses: The University of Illinois seeks a creative and energetic postdoctoral associate with a strong background in plant physiology or phenomics/remote sensing. Experience of field experimentation, functional genomics and/or C4 photosynthesis is also desirable. The position plays a key role within a US$12.1 million, 5-year project funded by the Department of Energy titled, “A systems-level analysis of drought and density response in the model C4 grass Setaria viridis” (project summary pdf - see page 3). The successful applicant is expected to actively interact with a large team of experimentalists and modelers integrating data from the genomic, biochemical and physiological scales, and provides an excellent opportunity for interdisciplinary training. Start date between November 2012 and February 2013. The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is an equal opportunity employer and offers highly competitive salary and excellent health care benefits. Questions about this position should be addressed to Dr. Andrew Leakey (leakey@illinois.edu). Interested parties should send a letter of application, CV and the names of three referees via email to Melinda Laborg (laborg@uiuc.edu). Applications will be reviewed starting October 26, 2012. Posted: 10/16/12.

Nonstructural Carbohydrates in Forest Trees: As part of the Richardson Lab in the Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, Harvard University (Cambridge, MA), the Postdoctoral Researcher will be responsible for quantifying the seasonal patterns of nonstructural carbohydrate reserves in forest trees, and using these data to construct whole-tree budgets of carbohydrate reserves and improve model representation of carbon allocation processes. Regular field work at sites in New England will be required. A substantial amount of time will be spent processing samples and conducting quantitative (wet chem) analysis. Qualifications: A Ph.D. in forest ecology, plant physiology, ecophysiology, or a related field is required. The successful candidate must have expertise in plant physiology and anatomy, dendrology, and strong plant identification skills (preferably experience with the flora of New England). Previous experience with wet lab chemistry, including extractions and spectroscopic analysis, is required. The successful candidate should be enthusiastic, creative, and highly motivated. Excellent communication skills are expected, as is the ability to work collaboratively on team projects. Applicants must have (or promptly obtain) a valid U.S. driver’s license, and must be willing and able to conduct physically demanding field work in all seasons. The position is based in. A start date of July 1, 2013 is anticipated. A 12-month commitment is expected. Pending satisfactory performance, and the availability of funding, the position may be renewed for a second year. 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, arichardson@oeb.harvard.edu. Applications must be received by April 12, 2013, to receive full consideration. Posted: 4/2/13.

Carbon Allocation Strategies of Trees: I am seeking a self-motivated and creative postdoctoral fellow to conduct research on the role of non-structural carbohydrate reserves in trees and forest ecosystem function in response to abiotic and biotic stresses. Specifically the research focusses on the effects of light and water limitation on tissue carbon reserve accumulation in seedlings and trees, and related interspecific physiological and morphological adaptations. Some of the work will have direct linkages to applied ecological research in the area of restoration ecology undertaken in my research group. This PDF position falls under my forest ecology and restoration research program in the Department of Renewable Resources, at the University of Alberta. Depending on the interest and quality of the applicant, the project offers considerable flexibility in designing research in areas of personal interest within the overall framework of the research direction. A Ph.D. in plant ecology or ecophysiology is required. Candidates should have a strong interest in understanding the linkages between trees and other ecosystem functions. Experience with any of the following research areas will be an asset, but is not required: stress physiology, forest and seedling ecology, silviculture, and soil- plant interactions. Proficiency in spoken and written English and computational and analytical skills are essential. Creativity in developing and guiding research directions and the ability and/or evidence to publish research findings are important assets. Selection of a candidate will be based on academic achievements, reference letters and previous research experience. A fellowship of CA$40-48k per year for a duration of two years is available depending on qualifications and conditional on satisfactory performance evaluations. Laboratory and field assistance will be available. The successful candidate will start in the spring of 2013. Interested candidates should e-mail their transcript, a detailed curriculum vitae, a cover letter that summarizes their qualifications and includes the year of their graduation or anticipated graduation, recent TOEFL scores (if appropriate), and the names and contact information of three references to Dr. Simon Landhäusser, Department of Renewable Resources, 4-42 Earth Science Building, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta T6G 2E3, CANADA. Phone: (780)-492-6381; Fax: (780)-492-1767. Only successful candidates will be contacted. Email: Simon.Landhausser@ualberta.ca. Posted: 2/8/13.

Experimental Tree-Ring Science: A post-doctoral position is currently available at the DendroLab, University of Nevada Reno, to perform wood anatomical studies on conifer species of the Great Basin. This position, which has been funded by the National Science Foundation, is currently available for one year, with a possibility of extension dependent on performance and availability of funds. The project is closely related to the NSF-EPSCoR grant that has supported the Nevada Climate-ecohydrological Assessment Network (NevCAN), which consists of valley-to-mountaintop instrumented transects in the Snake Range and Sheep Range of Nevada. A number of environmental parameters are being monitored at the transect locations, including atmospheric, pedologic, and vegetational ones. The successful applicant will be part of a multi-disciplinary, multi-institutional team that includes UNR, the Desert Research Institute, and the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. This project is also part of an ongoing collaboration between the DendroLab and Prof. Hubert Morin's team at the Département des Sciences Fondamentales, Université du Québec à Chicoutimi, Canada. The post-doc will be responsible for leading the field and laboratory research needed to test how wood formation responds to climate, with particular emphasis on Great Basin conifers at the lower and upper forest borders. We currently measure radial changes using point dendrometers at half-hour intervals, and we plan to use repeated microcore sampling combined with field manipulations and histological analysis to determine the controlling factors of cambium activity, subdivision, elongation, and lignification of new xylem cells during the season. Required qualifications are an earned Ph.D. in Wood Science, Forestry, Ecology, Biology, Geography, Applied Statistics, Environmental Engineering or a related field at the time of appointment, ability to perform interdisciplinary research, good communication skills, and a minimum of two relevant peer-reviewed articles (either in press or published). Desired qualifications include experience in wood anatomy and microtomy, a track record in obtaining research funds, skills in computer modeling of spatial and temporal processes, or in numerical analysis of large datasets. Annual salary is $51k plus benefits. To apply, send a curriculum vitae with a cover letter describing relevant research experience and interests (including contact information for three professional references) to Dr. Franco Biondi, fbiondi@unr.edu. Questions on the position, which will start no later than January 15, 2013, can be asked either by email or by calling 775-784-6921. Posted: 10/1/12.

Plant/Mammal Macroecology and Phyloinformatics: Two positions at Aarhus University in Denmark. I: 2-yr postdoc on “Macroecology of mammal functional diversity”. II: 1-yr postdoc on “Paleoclimatic effects on the evolutionary dynamics of forest tree lineages”. Further information on the positions. General information for internationals coming to AU. Deadline: 20 Sept 2013. Posted: 7/1/13.

Applications Analyst, Environmental Science & Support: For over 40 years, LI-COR Biosciences has developed world-class scientific instrumentation and methods for research in many areas, including climate change, plant physiology, and the movement of carbon. We are seeking an individual to join our Science & Support team as an Applications Analyst. This individual must be a team player, customer service centric, hardworking, and an excellent problem solver. This position will provide daily technical support to researchers and scientist, especially in the area of photosynthesis; participate in technical sales, marketing and product development processes as needed. MS degree in biological or physical sciences, with special emphasis in photosynthesis research preferred. Position located at headquarters in Lincoln, NE. To see full job description and to apply, go to: www.licor.com/careers. Posted: 5/30/13.

[position filled] Applications Scientist: PP Systems: We are a world leader in the design and manufacture of scientific instrumentation for the plant and soil sciences. We are currently seeking a career-minded candidate that is a team player, hardworking, energetic and ready to fill the position of “Applications Scientist”. This person will be very active in both sales and technical support of all PP Systems’ products and will work closely with our engineering and R&D team managing new product development. Project management and the ability to work both independently and as a team member are very important. This job requires frequent communication with customers and the scientific community and review of scientific literature to identify key problem areas in research for development of new products and new applications for existing products. Duties include participation in new product development working closely with our engineering team, including product testing and validation. Develop new applications for existing products and continuous interaction with customers to develop and maintain application notes related to the use of PP Systems’ products. You will also be expected to respond promptly and professionally to incoming calls/emails from customers providing a high level of expertise and technical support. Participation and travel to exhibitions and workshops (Domestic and International) is expected. You will also be expected to provide technical training sessions for potential and existing customers (in-house and at customer sites). Writing and reviewing technical documentation (operation manuals, test procedures, application notes) will also be part of this job. This position requires a Ph.D. in plant physiology and soil science or related field. This candidate should be experienced and familiar with the use and operation of instrumentation commonly used in plant and soil science research including portable photosynthesis systems, chlorophyll fluorescence instruments, soil CO2 flux systems, portable spectrometers (for vegetation reflectance) CO2/H2O gas analyzers and similar instrumentation. Excellent oral and written communication skills and demonstrated ability to interact with the scientific community are very important. We offer an excellent benefits package including vacation, health, dental, life insurance, long term disability, 401(K), profit share and a pleasant, casual working environment. If you are interested in joining our team, please send your resume to md@ppsystems.com and let us know how you heard about us. See the full job listing at our website at http://www.ppsystems.com/careers.htm. Posted: 5/1/13.

Staff Scientist QA/QC: The National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON) is seeking a Staff Scientist QA/QC. The Fundamental Instrument Unit (FIU) consists of an automated suite of meteorological, atmospheric, soil and eco-physiological measurements. The Quality Assurance and Quality Control (QA/QC) Scientist will support Science project development and management activities. For details, see the link above. Posted: 3/29/13.

Sr Staff Scientist - Ecologist: The National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON) is seeking a Sr Staff Scientist - Ecologist. Working under the general direction of the Project Scientist and in collaboration with several science team leaders, the incumbent serves as a scientific and technical resource within the Project Science Office to support active engagement between the Observatory and the broader science community and promote scientific advancements in continental-scale ecology relevant to the observatory mission. Areas of work cut across NEON science teams and require proactive coordination and collaboration across these teams as well as Education and Public Outreach and External Affairs. Term position ending September 30, 2017. For details, see the link above. Posted: 2/26/13, revised: 4/4/13.

Community and Ecosystem-Level Grassland Responses to Global Change: We are seeking a post-doc to contribute to ongoing global change research in mixed-grass prairie. The Prairie Heating and CO2 Enrichment (PHACE) experiment presents a wide array of opportunities for understanding community and ecosystem-level responses to global change. These opportunities include work with existing (7-year) datasets, and the generation of new datasets through intensive sampling in the final year of the study. The PHACE study is a collaborative project, run jointly by the USDA-ARS, the University of Wyoming, and Colorado State University, and the PIs and collaborators provide a range expertise from which to draw. Additional opportunities are available to evaluate relationships between climate, ecosystem processes, and productivity across the USDA Long-Term Agro-ecosystem Research network. The successful candidate should have expertise in plant ecology at the community or ecosystem level, including ecophysiology, plant-soil water relations, biogeochemistry, and/or global change ecology. Requirements include a strong publication record, excellent writing skills, and proficiency in contemporary statistics (e.g., generalized mixed models, structural equation modeling, meta-analysis). The two-year position will be located in Fort Collins, Colorado, with the USDA-ARS Rangeland Resources Research Unit. Salary will be at the GS-11 level ($61,612/yr., plus benefits). Expected starting date is April 1, 2013, but is negotiable. To apply, please send a merged pdf containing a curriculum vitae, a cover letter describing research interests, up to two relevant publications, the abstract from your dissertation, and contact information for two references to ann.heckart@ars.usda.gov. Application deadline: March 1, 2013. For additional information, please contact Dana Blumenthal (dana.blumenthal@ars.usda.gov; 970-492-7122) or Justin Derner (justin.derner@ars.usda.gov; 307-772-2433, x 113). Citizenship restrictions apply. Posted: 2/4/13.

Global Environmental Change: I (Joshua Tewksbury) have made a move to Switzerland recently, where I am working to launch World Wildlife Fund's Luc Hoffmann Institute - a research and synthesis center focused on connecting academic research capacity around the world with research needs faced by global conservation organizations. The Institute is global in scope, but it will be run from within WWF International, in Gland Switzerland. As director, my aim is to figure out how to support collaborative research that brings together top disciplinary leaders from a wide range of fields to focus on challenges in conservation and sustainability research that are either critical to overcome now, or will shape the field in the future. The institute has not launched yet (we are working on all the internal details now) but as a part of our effort, we are establishing a post-doctoral fellows program - the Hoffmann Fellows program - and I have the first Hoffmann Fellow position available now. For a bit more about the institute and about the Hoffmann Fellows program, as well as some specifics on this opening, here is a recent blog post that explains a bit more of what we are up to. I am looking to build a diverse group of globally oriented, highly committed post-docs, and because this position will be based in Switzerland, I would be particularly grateful if you passed this post along to anyone in the UK, Europe, or further east. See the official job ad for more details. Posted: 2/14/13.

Ecology and Global Change: We are recruiting a Research Fellow in Ecology and Global Change at the University of Leeds. The post is an opportunity for an emerging, early-stage ecologist to develop their research, with potential conversion into a long-term academic position. Candidates in the fields of Tropical Ecology and Ecophysiology, Vegetation Remote Sensing, Biogeochemical Cycles and Coupled Climate-Vegetation Interactions at large scales should apply. Closing date is 8 May! Details and application information are available on: (Reference Number ENVGE0076. Posted: 4/19/13.

Ecology/Evolution/Conservation/Global Change: Postdoctoral Fellowship Opportunities at Doñana Biological Station (EBD), Sevilla, Spain. Funded by the “Severo Ochoa” Excellence Program awarded by the Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness, we seek applicants for seven two-year postdoctoral fellowships. The Doñana Biological Station, belonging to the Spanish Council for Research (CSIC), is currently made up of 43 faculty members working in the following research lines: Plant-Animal Interactions, Evolutionary Biology, Molecular Ecology and Evolutionary Genetics, Conservation Biology and Global Change, Biological Invasions, Ecological Synthesis, Wetland Ecology. Both junior and senior postdoctoral candidates with an outstanding publication record are encouraged to apply. Postdoctoral fellows at EBD typically interact with several lab groups and are expected to participate in seminars, discussion groups, training courses and workshops. Candidates are encouraged to contact potential collaborating faculty members at EBD (see link above) to inquire about current and potential research activities and projects. Selected candidates will be mentored by one or two faculty members designated by the Steering Committee of the Severo Ochoa Program. Starting date: Summer 2013 approx. Salary: 39,000 € approx. per yr. before taxes. Candidates should send curriculum vitae, two letters of reference, and a statement of overall scientific goals and interests (approximately 1500 words). Please also indicate the research line, among the seven ones cited above, which better fit your expertise. You may also name faculty members with whom you may like to interact, and who may act as mentors. Selected candidates will participate in ongoing projects led by their mentors. Applications and Reference letters should be sent to the email or FAX address below. Reference letters must be sent directly by the referee. severo.ochoa@ebd.csic.es or Fax: 34 954621125 Closing date for application, 24 February 2013. Posted: 1/28/13.

Research Ecologist/Forester: USDA Forest Service We are preparing to fill a permanent full-time position in Corvallis, Oregon. The performance level of this Research Ecologist/Forester is GS-0408/0460-13/14/15. Below are the links to the vacancy announcement in USA Jobs. Merit Promotion - 13-2669-0243G-CAP; The DEMO announcement is open to all US citizens: 13-2669-0243DP-CAP. Closes: 7/17/13. Posted: 6/21/13.

Research Ecologist: Outreach notice for vacancy - early alert. GS11/12, Ecologist 0408. The Coweeta Hydrologic Laboratory of the Southern Research Station, USDA Forest Service (Otto, NC) is recruiting a term post-doctoral Research Ecologist. The position will be at the GS-11 or GS-12 level. The duty station will be located at the Coweeta Hydrologic Laboratory in Otto, NC. The Coweeta Hydrologic Laboratory has been in continuous operation since 1934 and the research program spans the continuum of basic to applied science. Coweeta is a Long-Term Ecological Research Site and works cooperatively with several universities, National Forests, and local, state, and other federal agencies. The incumbent will participate in ongoing team-oriented research focused on understanding responses of watershed ecosystems to anthropogenic and natural disturbances. Research opportunities include, but are not limited to: (1) summarizing, processing, and analyzing boundary layer flux meteorological data from two above-canopy and five below-canopy eddy covariance towers (2) directing and implementing climatologic and hydrologic measurement networks using state-of-the-art monitoring equipment, and (3) development and applications of modeling, GIS, and landscape-scale analyses. In addition, the incumbent will have the opportunity to develop collaborative research with scientific staff and university partners on a variety of projects. This position requires: (1) knowledge and skill in quantitative analyses of tree ecophysiology, hydrologic, atmospheric and climatic data; database management; and quality assurance/quality control; (2) knowledge and skill in sapflow, streamflow, atmospheric and climate measurement equipment and techniques; (3) modeling and GIS expertise, and (4) participating in multidisciplinary, team-oriented research projects. The anticipated starting date is early-2013. If you are interested in this position, please fill out and return the attached outreach form by December 15, 2012 and send to Dr. Chelcy R. Ford, Research Project Leader, USDA Forest Service, Coweeta Hydrologic Laboratory, 3160 Coweeta Lab Rd, Otto, NC 28763 or email to crford@fs.fed.us. Those interested will be sent a copy of the announcement with duties, qualifications required, and application instructions. For more information, contact Dr. Ford at 828-524-2128, ext. 118. Posted: 11/9/12.

Structure, Dynamics, and Evolution of Ecological Networks: We invite applications for a postdoctoral research fellowship to study the structure, dynamics, and evolution of ecological networks in the Stouffer Lab, School of Biological Sciences, University of Canterbury, New Zealand. The ideal candidate has a strong quantitative background, demonstrated research excellence, and a PhD in ecology, engineering, applied mathematics, physics, computer science, or related fields. Programming experience in both a compiled language (C or C++ preferred) and one or more scripting languages (such as Python or R) is highly desirable. The position is part of a Fast-Start grant from the Marsden Fund Council, administered by the Royal Society of New Zealand. The salary will be in the range of NZ$55-65k per year (depending on experience), and the starting date is negotiable. The initial appointment will be made for one year with renewal dependent on progress and mutual agreement. To apply: Applicants should submit (1) a cover letter describing your research interests and background, (2) a detailed CV (including publications), and (3) the contact details of three references to daniel.stouffer@canterbury.ac.nz. The cover letter should also include possible starting dates. Posted: 2/4/13.

Evolution/Ecology Modeling: Dr. Elizabeth Marschall (Department of Evolution, Ecology, and Organismal Biology, The Ohio State University) is seeking a postdoctoral researcher to work on the development of mathematical models of behavior, life history, and population dynamics in a variety of ecological systems, particularly in response to climate change. We are interested in understanding how and why (in terms of natural selection) animals respond to a changing climate, including changes in growth and maturation patterns, movement and migrations, social behaviors, parental care, and life history traits, and how these responses translate into population-level responses. We are interested in these questions in a variety of study systems, including Great Lakes fisheries, long-lived seabirds, and river-migrating fish. In addition to research activities, the postdoc will have undergraduate and graduate research mentoring responsibilities. If desired by the postdoc, formal teaching opportunities can be made available. Qualifications: Minimum qualifications include a PhD in ecology or a related field. I seek an applicant with strong modeling, programming, and statistical skills with a background in ecology and evolution. Experience with dynamic state-variable models and analysis of large data sets will be helpful. How to apply: Submit a cover letter summarizing your qualifications relative to the position description, a curriculum vitae, including names and contact information of three references, and a 1-page statement of research background and interests, preferably all in a single .pdf file to Melissa Marburger at marburger.4@osu.edu (please include “Marschall Postdoc” in the subject line). Application review will begin July 1 and will continue until a suitable candidate is found. An ideal start date would be September 1, 2013. Questions about the position can be addressed to Elizabeth Marschall at marschall.2@osu.edu. Posted: 6/13/13.

Evolutionary and Ecological Dynamics: A postdoctoral position in computational evolutionary biology is available in Dan Rabosky's lab in the Department of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. The postdoctoral researcher will be involved the development of computationally-intensive methods for studying evolutionary dynamics (speciation, extinction, rates of ecological and morphological trait evolution) across phylogenetic trees that potentially include many thousands of taxa. The ideal candidate will have expertise in computational biology, computer science, and/or quantitative methods in ecology/evolutionary biology. Programming experience in both a compiled language (C++ or C preferred) and one or more scripting languages such as R or Python is highly desirable. Previous experience studying macroevolutionary dynamics is not essential, and we welcome applications from any area of computational biology, including ecology, population genetics, and applied mathematics. The position offers exceptional opportunities for independent research, career development, and quantitative skills training. We have an outstanding group of researchers in quantitative/computational evolutionary biology, ecology, and biodiversity science in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, the UM Museum of Zoology, and the UM Museum of Paleontology. Applications should be sent to drabosky@umich.edu. Please include a cover letter describing your research interests and background, a C.V., evidence of programming experience, and contact information for three references. Start date for the position is flexible. Any questions can be directed to Dan Rabosky. Posted: 1/22/13.

Paleoecology, Biogeography, and Global Change: We are recruiting a PhD student (1) and a postdoctoral researcher (1) to work on an NSF-funded project to examine the role of biotic interactions in determining species responses to climate change. Working at macroscales and using observed changes in biotic communities as recorded in fossil pollen and mammal assemblages spanning the past 21,000 years in eastern North America, we seek to develop and test new methods for incorporating biotic interactions into macroecological models. The qualified candidates will work closely with a multidisciplinary team comprised of Jessica Blois (University of California-Merced), Matt Fitzpatrick (Appalachian Lab, University of Maryland), and Jack Williams (University of Wisconsin). The PhD student will reside in Blois’ lab in Merced, CA and the postdoctoral research will reside in Fitzpatrick’s lab in Frostburg, MD. One postdoctoral position is available to work in the lab of Matt Fitzpatrick at the Appalachian Lab, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science. Candidates for the postdoctoral position must have obtained a Ph.D. in biogeography, macroecology, modeling, or related fields at the time of employment. Expertise in species distribution modeling and R programming required. Experience with Bayesian methods desired, but not essential. The applicant’s CV should indicate evidence of excellent quantitative skills and strong scholarship, including peer-reviewed publications in high-ranked journals. Anticipated start date is no later than January 2014, Fall of 2013 preferred. Funding will be for work that develops and tests methods to investigate multispecies interactions across large climate gradients and thousands of years of climate change. Ongoing work in the lab focuses on the development and application of statistical methods to model and map patterns of biodiversity from genes to species assemblages. Current projects include combining genomics and remote sensing to model and map intraspecific variation in forest trees, modeling patterns of biodiversity in freshwater streams, and developing dynamic models of range expansion. To apply, please email as a single pdf document a CV, short cover letter (with a very brief description of research interests, experience, etc), a separate project proposal (<600 words), and contact information for three references to mfitzpatrick@umces.edu. The letter should emphasize the candidate’s ability to finish projects and the unique skills the candidate might bring to the lab. Position will remain open until filled. Review of applications will begin on 5/24/2013. Posted: 5/3/13.

Seed Dispersal Ecology: A postdoctoral position is available to work with Dr. Amy Dunham (Rice University) on a project aimed at exploring how the temporal interactions between vertebrate seed dispersers and their host plants may have important consequences for the spatial patterns of dispersal within a community. The work will be focused on Madagascar’s southeastern rainforest combining observational, empirical and modeling approaches. Applicants should have a PhD in ecology or related field with research experience in plant ecology and/or seed dispersal ecology. Desired qualifications include demonstrated independent thinking, a strong quantitative and modeling background and grounding in population and community ecology. Some verbal command of French is preferred but not required. While there are some targeted research objectives, the position offers much opportunity for intellectual contribution by the post doc including potential side projects, first authorship on manuscripts, and co-authoring grant proposal submissions. This appointment is initially for one year, renewable for a second year based on performance. Renewal beyond the second year is contingent upon performance and acquisition of funding. The position will be based at Rice University with time spent in field excursions to Madagascar. The start date is flexible but can begin as early as August 15th, 2013. Applications should be submitted as a single PDF document, including a cover letter, CV and the names and addresses of three referees, by email with the subject heading “postdoc application” to Dr. Amy Dunham, Dept. of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology (aed4 at rice.edu). Screening of applications will begin no sooner than July 9, 2013. Applications from women and minorities are encouraged. Posted: 5/28/13.

Phenology and Crowdsourcing: Crowdsourcing through PhenoCam and Project BudBurst. The Richardson Lab at Harvard University is hiring a postdoctoral researcher who will join the PhenoCam project, which seeks to understand dynamic interactions between climate change, phenology, and ecosystem function using digital camera imagery to track vegetation phenology in diverse terrestrial ecosystems. The successful applicant, who will have a background in ecology and strong interests in phenology, climate change, and citizen science, will work on a new collaborative effort between PhenoCam and NEON, the National Ecological Observatory Network. Review of applications will begin August 31; a start date of October 1 is preferred. Additional details (pdf). Posted: 7/1/13.

Plant Population and Community Ecology: Up to three multi-year postdoctoral positions in ecology are available in the research group of Jonathan Levine at ETH Zurich, with a flexible 2013 start date. In collaboration with Levine, the successful candidates will develop projects 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 three general problems: (1) the maintenance of species diversity in communities, (2) the determinants of the success and impacts of biological invasions, and (3) plant community responses to climate change. Our coexistence projects explore how individual variation, community drift, plant traits, and phylogeny influence the outcome of competitive interactions. Our invasions work explores the role of landscape patchiness, rapid evolution, and genetic variation in influencing invasion success. Our climate change projects ask how changing competitor identity influences plant species response to warmer climates, and how phenological shifts with climate change alter population trajectories and opportunities for coexistence. All projects combine empirical approaches with mathematical theory to achieve their aims. The successful applicants will have the opportunity to conduct fieldwork in Europe, California, and elsewhere. Work-related interactions will be in English. The Levine group currently includes five postdoctoral researchers, one graduate student, and several project managers. Outstanding research groups at ETH Zurich and the adjacent University of Zurich offer numerous opportunities for interaction and collaboration. Also in Zurich are WSL-the Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research, WSL, and Eawag- the Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology. The Levine group website is under construction and should be up by April. Your application includes a research statement including a couple paragraphs describing the type of projects of interest, a curriculum vitae, and the contact information for three references. Application review will begin April 15, 2013, and continue until the position is filled. For questions and application information, please contact Jonathan Levine at jlevine@ethz.ch. Submit your application online. Posted: 3/13/13.

Population/Community/Eco-Evolutionary Dynamics: I am seeking applicants for the University of Calgary Killam Postdoctoral Fellowship. This is a prestigious, competitive award, funded by the Killam Foundation. The purpose is to allow the Fellow to develop his or her own research program, under the guidance of a faculty sponsor. The Fellow also is expected to contribute to the intellectual life of the university by giving a research seminar and possibly doing a bit of guest lecturing. It's a 2-year award. Salary $45k/year plus health benefits and a $6000 research/moving allowance. Start date May 1-Sept. 1 2013. Open to applicants of any nationality, with no preference for Canadians. To be eligible, you must have received, or anticipate receiving, your PhD no more than 2 years before your start date. An ideal applicant for the Fox lab would be someone with strong mathematical, computational, and/or programming skills, whose interests overlap somewhat with mine: question-driven work in population, community, and eco-evolutionary dynamics. My hope would be that you would pursue your own research as well as collaborating with me on some project of mutual interest (which need not be a project currently ongoing in my lab). I can only support one candidate. If you are interested, please contact me ASAP, at the latest by early Jan. Please include a letter of interest, CV, and contact details for three references. Jeremy Fox (jefox@ucalgary.ca). Posted: 12/17/12.

Eco-Evolutionary Dynamics of Aquatic Ecosystems: A collaborative research team led by Blake Matthews, Ole Seehausen, and Bernhard Wehrli are seeking a postdoctoral researcher with a background and interest in evolutionary biology, community ecology, and/or ecosystem science. The aim of the project is to understand the interaction between eco-evolutionary dynamics and the functioning of aquatic ecosystems. Specifically, we are interested in how organism-mediated changes to the temporal and spatial heterogeneity of ecosystems can alter environmental sources of selection, so as to either promote or constrain further adaptive evolution. The project involves large-scale eco-evolutionary experiments that address fundamental links between the ecology and evolution of food webs and the physical environment and biogeochemistry of aquatic ecosystems. Eawag’s Center for Ecology, Evolution & Biogeochemistry (CEEB) is located on the shore of Lake Lucerne in Switzerland, and is a strong nucleus of Eawag research groups aimed at integrating evolutionary biology, community ecology, and ecosystem science. The postdoc will interact with a diverse range of researchers studying community ecology, evolutionary biology, ecological genetics, ecosystem science, and applied environmental science. The starting date for the postdoc is flexible, but a starting date in 2013 is preferred. Applications should include a cover letter, a curriculum vita, and the names of three references. Copies of 3-5 prior publications will also be considered if made available via PDF. Please submit your application by 1 July 2013. Applications must be submitted online [note: link does not work with Firefox]. For further information: please contact Blake Matthews by email (blake.matthews@eawag.ch). Posted: 5/14/13.

Plant Ecology, Rare Species and Global Change: The Center for Environmental Biology (CEB) at the University of California, Irvine, is hiring a post-doctoral researcher to work on issues of vegetation change and dynamics in the Nature Reserve of Orange County. The post-doc will work on projects that include: evaluating historical data sets on vegetation dynamics, synthesizing data on legacy experiments, and compiling and analyzing data on rare plant abundance, distribution and dynamics. The goals of CEB are to link academic research with ecosystem management and stewardship of natural resources, and to educate the next generation of environmental biologists and stewards. In collaboration with CEB faculty members, local land managers, and Nature Reserve of Orange County scientists, the successful candidate will utilize existing data to compile knowledge of rare plants and to address questions related to causes and consequences of rarity, potential response of rare plants to global change, or potential for restoration to increase rare plant population sizes. The position includes opportunities to develop empirical projects that test questions developed through the analysis of the rare plant database. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in ecology or a related field. A strong background in GIS, plant monitoring, distribution analysis and modeling, and expertise in working with large databases is strongly encouraged. Funding is available for at least 24 months. For further information on the position, please contact Travis Huxman (thuxman@uci.edu). Review of files will begin June 1, 2013 and continue until the position is filled. Position may start as early as July 1, 2013. Please include a cover letter, your curriculum vitae, as well as the names and addresses of three potential referees. Apply online. Closes: 6/30/13. Posted: 6/5/13.

Botany Fellow: Wellesley College invites applications for a Botany Fellow, to begin Summer/Fall 2013. There is a strong legacy of botany at Wellesley, and the Wellesley College Botanic Gardens (WCBG) have remarkable plant collections in 15 greenhouses and 22 acres of botanic gardens, all adjacent to the Science Center. The Botany Fellow is a two year full-time post-doctoral position, with a possibility for a third year. The Fellow will mentor student research, conduct research relevant to the mission of the WCBG, teach one course per semester on such topics as Agroecology or Biodiversity, and participate in the science outreach activities of the WCBG. The salary will be $50k, plus benefits, with additional funds for moving costs, research expenses and travel to conferences. While the Botany Fellow position is particularly well-suited to those interested in attaining faculty positions at liberal arts colleges, there should be no expectation that the Fellowship will lead to a regular faculty appointment at Wellesley. Minimum Qualifications: Ph.D. in botany, ecology, sustainable agriculture, or other relevant fields. Important criteria for the appointment include: evidence of outstanding scholarship, a strong commitment to undergraduate teaching, potential for collaborative research, and a willingness to be an active and collegial member of the WCBG and college communities. We are looking for a person who will make good use of the WCBG’s botanical resources – from the plant collections to the student farm and Edible Ecosystem garden - to increase opportunities for student learning at Wellesley. To apply, please visit https://career.wellesley.edu. Applications must include the following: a letter describing your scholarly and pedagogical interests, a curriculum vitae, and three letters of recommendation. If circumstances make it impossible to submit any materials through our application site, please email us at working@wellesley.edu. Review of applications will begin 25 March 2013. Please address all inquiries to Kristina Jones, WCBG Director, at kjones@wellesley.edu. Posted: 3/1/13.

Plant Ecology and Diversification: We are seeking a post-doctoral researcher with interests in eco-evolutionary processes, including macro-ecology, competition, community assembly, evolution and phylogenetics to conduct research into the role of priority effects in plant lineage diversification in New Zealand. The three-year project is part of a new Royal Society of New Zealand Marsden Fund grant led by Prof. Bill Lee at Landcare Research/University of Auckland/ University of Otago, based in Dunedin, New Zealand, in collaboration with Dr Peter Heenan (Landcare Research, Lincoln), Dr Tad Fukami (Stanford University, USA) and Dr Andrew Tanentzap (Queen Mary, University of London). The postdoctoral (0.8 FTE) researcher will engage with the priority-effects analyses investigating colonisation history and community assembly using national plot-level vegetation datasets. The researcher will also investigate trait appearance patterns across multiple lineages, develop niche-breadth datasets and complete the appropriate analyses. The successful candidate will have previous experience in comparative phylogenetic analysis, particularly the integration of ecological and molecular data into phylogenetic frameworks. To improve collaborative and career opportunities, the Postdoctoral Fellow will be included in other research projects within Landcare Research with independent funding (0.2 FTE). Landcare Research is New Zealand's foremost environmental research organisation specialising in sustainable management of terrestrial ecosystems and enhancing biodiversity. This position will be based at one of our New Zealand locations and is fixed term for three years. To apply please go to www.landcareresearch.co.nz/jobs. You will need to include your Curriculum Vitae, a cover letter and three referees for the attention of Dr Bill Lee. Applications will close on 1st May 2013. Posted: 4/5/13.

Plant Macroecology and Phyloinformatics: Two postdoc and two PhD positions in the Ecoinformatics & Biodiversity Group, Department of Bioscience, Aarhus University, Denmark. I: One 2-year postdoc and one PhD position in the ERC StG project “Macroecological studies of long-term historical constraints on functional diversity and ecosystem functioning across continents (HISTFUNC)”. The postdoc project concerns long-term historical constraints on global and regional patterns in functional diversity of vascular plants, while the PhD project addresses the same topic specifically for the palms (a key-stone plant group in tropical ecosystems) and also looks into the interplay of palms with mammal functional diversity. II: One 2-year postdoc and one PhD position in the Danish “NSF” (FNU) project “Paleoclimatic stability and the evolutionary ecosystem ecology of Earth’s forests (STABFOR)”. The postdoc project concerns paleoclimatic stability effects on evolutionary dynamics of forest tree lineages, while the PhD project concerns phylogenetic and functional community structure in forest trees. All postdoc candidates are expected to provide cutting-edge expertise in advanced statistical analyses of large data sets (including strong skills in R), to have solid ecological background and strong collaborative skills, and to have proven abilities to publish at a high international level. STABFOR postdoc candidates should also have solid experience with phylogenetic analyses. All PhD candidates should have good abilities – for their career stage - in statistical modeling and ecology. Experience in plant ecology or botany would also be an advantage for all four positions. The main supervisor is prof. Jens-Christian Svenning. The projects also involve prof. Brian J. Enquist (University of Arizona), prof. Robert E. Ricklefs (University of Missouri), assistant prof. Brody Sandel (AU), and Head of Collections and Director of the Herbarium Finn Borchsenius (AU). All four positions should ideally start January 1st 2013. For further information, please contact: Professor Jens-Christian Svenning, svenning@biology.au.dk. The official announcements will soon come up here: Postdocs | PhD positions Further information for internationals. Posted: 10/3/12.

Tropical Forest Evolution and Biodiversity: Postdoctoral Fellowship, fixed term for 24 months, available from 1 February 1 2013. Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh and the School of Geography, University of Leeds. This post is part of the NERC funded project ‘Niche Evolution of South American Trees and its Consequences’. The project aims to make a fundamental advance in our knowledge of the processes that have created patterns of diversity in the tropics by gaining a better understanding of the evolutionary timing and rate of biome switching in plant lineages. Such patterns of biome switching are not only of interest for studies of plant diversification, but also have far-reaching implications for understanding forest ecology and the conservation of evolutionary (phylogenetic) diversity as a result of land-use or climate change. The project focuses on the rain forest, seasonally dry forest and savanna biomes of South America, and the postdoc will take a leading role in fieldwork, data generation, data analysis and paper-writing. The project aims to: • integrate plot and community survey data from all three biomes from a wide variety of sources to create a dataset of floristic composition unparalleled in its ecological breadth and detail, spanning ~1300 sites. We will work at on all tree genera and at the species level in Leguminosae (the legume family) across all plots • quantify the climatic and edaphic niches of: (i) all adequately sampled genera; and (ii) all adequately sampled species of Leguminosae • reconstruct phylogenetic relationships of: (i) all genera found at all inventory sites in all biomes; and (ii) of species of Leguminosae found at >10 plots across all biomes, using existing and de novo sequence data. These datasets will then be used to understanding the timing, rate and nature of biome switching and niche evolution in South American trees. You will have a completed or soon to be completed (by start of the post) PhD with a background in plant evolution, systematics, ecology, or biogeography. You will need to have fieldwork experience and good skills in quantitative scientific methods, allied to good communication skills. An ability to work in an international team will also be needed, along with some level of fluency in Spanish and/or Portuguese. The work will be based in the UK at Leeds (first 9 months) and Edinburgh (subsequent 15 months) although you will work closely with all partners involved in the project in Brazil, Peru and Bolivia. The first part of the post will focus mainly on fieldwork and data collection and the second part principally on data analysis and writing. Salary £31-34k p.a. Informal enquiries may be made to Prof Toby Pennington (t.pennington@rbge.ac.uk; +44 (0)131 248 2818), Dr Kyle Dexter (kgdexter@gmail.com, +44 (0) 131 248 2964) and/or Dr Tim Baker (T.R.Baker@leeds.ac.uk +44 (0)113 343 8352). A job description and person specification can be downloaded from www.rbge.org.uk/about-us/vacancies. To apply, please send a covering letter explaining your suitability for the post and a CV as well as a completed equal opportunities questionnaire to the HR Team at The Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, 20a Inverleith Row, Edinburgh, EH3 3LR or by e-mail to at recruitment@rbge.org.uk. Applications should be received no later than Monday, 17 December 2012. Posted: 11/29/12.

Frugivore Loss in Tropical Forests: Dr. Haldre Rogers and Dr. Amy Dunham seek applications for a postdoctoral fellow for an NSF-funded project focused on the impact of vertebrate frugivore loss on treefall gap dynamics. Research will explore the effect of disperser loss on forest community structure and regeneration in treefall gaps by integrating landscape scale observations, manipulative experiments and modeling approaches. The postdoc will be integrally involved in the design and implementation of field experiments, and analysis and writing of papers and proposals, and will be solely responsible for managing a 4-8 person field crew. Opportunities will be available for independent research projects on related topics. The appointment will be for 30 months. The target start date is May or June 2013 (negotiable). The position will be based primarily in the Mariana Islands for the first 18 months and then at Rice University in Houston, TX for most of the remaining time. Minimum qualifications: *Ph.D. in plant community ecology or a related field *Broad field ecology experience, preferably in tropical forests *Experience managing large field projects *Strong statistical analysis skills *Experience working with people from different disciplines and backgrounds. Additional desired qualifications: *Experience with demographic modeling and/or spatially-explicit, individual-based modeling. Position details: Salary is $39-41k commensurate with experience, plus health benefits, and housing when in the Mariana Islands. How to Apply: Please email a cover letter, CV, and contact details for three references in a single pdf file to Dr. Haldre Rogers at haldre@rice.edu. Review of applications will begin 31 March, 2013, and will continue until the position is filled. Posted: 3/22/13, revised: 3/25/13.

Tropical Forest Ecology and Biodiversity: The Tropical Ecology Assessment and Monitoring Network, Conservation International is advertising a Postdoctoral Associate position, in Tropical Forest Ecology and Biodiversity. See the link for details. Posted: 1/22/13, revised: 5/7/13.

Tropical Forest Ecology: Postdoctoral Researcher at the Department of Zoology, University of Oxford. Grade 7: £29-35k with a discretionary range to £39k p.a. We are recruiting a postdoctoral researcher for a NERC-project entitled ‘Natural enemies, climate, and the maintenance of tropical tree diversity’. This is a fixed-term post for 36 months. The project will involve a combination of manipulative field and screenhouse experiments in Panama, and the collection and analysis of datasets on the dynamics of rainforest tree seedlings. This position will be associated with the University of Oxford (UK) but with extensive periods of fieldwork in Panama. The postdoctoral researcher is expected to undertake and publish high-quality original scientific research in collaboration with the project team. He or she must be prepared to spend significant periods of time based at the project’s field site in Panama. In the field, full-time research assistants will contribute to fieldwork and greenhouse experiments under the day-to-day supervision of the postdoctoral researcher. The project also has an ecological modeling component, which will largely be carried out by a second postdoctoral researcher based at the University of Sheffield. You must have a PhD/DPhil in an ecological topic, experience of fieldwork in tropical forests and a thorough knowledge and experience of experimental design and analysis. For informal enquiries please contact Dr Owen Lewis (owen.lewis@zoo.ox.ac.uk). Applications must be received before midday on Monday 15 October 2012 and you will be required to upload a CV and supporting statement to your online application. Further particulars are available at: www.recruit.ox.ac.uk (Vacancy ID 104596). Posted: 9/27/12.

Sources and Cycling of Non-Photosynthetic Carbon in Plants: The Department of Earth System Science at the University of California, Irvine seeks applicants for a postdoctoral scholar position in experimental research on sources and cycling of non-photosynthetic carbon in plants. The successful candidate will work closely with Drs. Guaciara dos Santos and Kathleen Treseder to design and test hypotheses regarding the role of carbon within high plant biosilica structures known as phytoliths. The project involves working with carbon isotopes and nanotechnological particles coupled with image techniques, in addition to collaborations with the Stable Isotope laboratory team in CEREGE/France and the Soils and Sediments Analysis Laboratory, University of Wisconsin-Madison. The position will be based primarily at KCCAMS/UCI facility, but some travelling to the field and other laboratories are expected. The position will be initially for 1 year, renewable for an additional 2 years dependent on applicant personal contributions to the project. Qualifications: The applicant should have, or be about to gain, a Ph.D. in biochemistry or related fields, and is expected to have some experience with phytoliths and image techniques (such as scanning electron and confocal microscopes). The successful candidate is expected to dedicate full time to this project. Experience with isotope analyses is desirable. Open to International Applicants. Send applications including CV, a statement of research interests and a list of three references to: Dr. Guaciara dos Santos, Rm B321, Croul Hall, Department of Earth System Science, University of California, Irvine, Irvine, CA 92697-3100. Electronic submissions are preferred and can be sent to Dr. Guaciara dos Santos (gdossant@uci.edu). Posted: 8/21/12.

Environmental Fellowships: 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 will 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. Candidates for 2013 Environmental Fellowships should have received their terminal degree between May 2009 and August 2013. The fellowship will provide an annual stipend of $58k plus health insurance, a $2,500 allowance for travel and professional expenses, and other employee benefits. HUCE awarded six fellowships in 2011, and expects to award the same number this year. Applications are due by 5pm on Wednesday, January 16, 2013. To learn more about the eligibility requirements and to apply, visit http://environment.harvard.edu/grants/fellows/. Posted: 8/13/12.

Plant Ecology: A post-doctoral research associate position is available at the Plant Ecology Lab at the Oklahoma Biological Survey and the Department of Microbiology and Plant Biology, University of Oklahoma. Research will focus on global change topics including how plant communities, with a focus on tall grass prairies and montane ecosystems, will respond tobiological invasions and climate change, and how such changes in community structure will influence ecosystem processes such as carbon cycling. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in ecology or related field. A strong background in plant ecophysiology along with an expertise in coupling field and greenhouse/growth chamber experiments is strongly encouraged. Funding is available for one year with an additional year possible. Preferred start date between January 1st and March 1st 2013. To apply please go to: https://jobs.ou.edu, position # 14579. Don’t hesitate to contact Dr. Lara Souza (lara.souza@ou.edu) at Oklahoma Biological Survey and Department of Microbiology and Plant Biology, 111 E Chesapeake St., University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK 73019, for any information regarding this position. Posted: 7/23/12.

Plant Science: We have some independent Research Fellowships in Plant Science (5 years) available at Durham University (Durham, UK); see the full job description for details. The selection panel are serious in their consideration of ecologists. Closing Date: 8 August 2012. Posted: 7/17/12.

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. The Environment, Energy, Sustainability and Health Institute and the Global Water Program are examples of relevant initiatives at Hopkins. Applicants should contact faculty with whom they are interested in working. 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 Johns Hopkins University health plans. Consideration of applications will begin February 15, 2013. Applications can only be submitted electronically through Interfolio https://secure.interfolio.com/apply/21061. To apply, please forward your curriculum vitae (with your email address), names and emails of three or more references, and a brief research plan. Posted: 1/22/13.

Earth and Planetary Sciences: The Johns Hopkins University invites applications for the Morton K. Blaustein Postdoctoral Scholar in the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences (EPS). We seek an outstanding individual with a recent Ph.D. in any area of Earth and Planetary sciences. The successful candidate will be free to pursue his/her independent research interests. Projects that complement our existing research programs and that involve two or more of the faculty from EPS and other Hopkins departments will be given preference. Applicants should contact faculty with whom they are interested in working. 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 the Johns Hopkins University health plans. Consideration of applications will begin February 15, 2013. Applications can only be submitted electronically through https://secure.interfolio.com/apply/21050. To apply, please submit your curriculum vitae (with your email address), names and emails of three or more references, and a brief research plan. Posted: 1/22/13.

Software Development for Computational Statistics and Biology: Two post-doctoral openings are available at the University of California, Berkeley to develop state-of-the-art software for hierarchical statistical models. The scope of the positions is broad, spanning research and implementation of methods including Markov chain Monte Carlo, particle filtering, other numerical integration methods, maximum likelihood algorithms, high-performance computing, and flexible software design in C++ and R. The project is funded by the National Science Foundation to develop general open-source software that will make a broad range of hierarchical model analysis methods available in one computing environment for applications in biology and other fields. The successful candidates will design and implement software in C++ and R, and they will contribute to interdisciplinary publications. One position will involve more computer science and software design, while the other will involve more knowledge of computational methods for hierarchical statistical models. The positions include opportunity for the post-docs to pursue aspects of their own interests, such as development of new algorithms, application to specific data and models, high-performance computing, or other topics. Requirements for the positions include (1) a recent Ph.D. in statistics, computer science, or related field, (2) demonstrated experience with scientific software development and/or computational statistics algorithms, and (3) demonstrated success generating peer-reviewed publications. Experience and interest in biological applications of hierarchical statistical models and/or high-performance computing would be beneficial. The post-docs will collaborate with Perry de Valpine, Chris Paciorek, and Duncan Temple Lang (UC Davis), and may be housed in either Statistics or Environmental Science, Policy and Management. The positions will have starting full-time salaries of at least $52k per year, or commensurate with experience. The initial appointments will be for one year, with the expectation of reappointments for an additional 1-2 years. The total duration of an individual’s postdoctoral service may not exceed five years, including postdoctoral service at other institutions. Applicants should prepare a cover letter and CV, and provide contact information for 3 references. Apply at: http://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/apply/JPF00039. Applications must be completed by October 11, 2012 to ensure full consideration. Posted: 9/25/12.

Computational Ecologist: Contract position with NOAA's National Ocean Service, National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science, Biogeography Branch (Contract Company: CSS-Dynamac) Availability: Immediately. Responsibilities: A person with experience or academic training in quantitative ecology, advanced statistical modeling, computational analysis, and scientific programming in R and Matlab; who also has demonstrated interest and experience in advanced spatial analysis, is being sought for a full-time contract position with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science (NCCOS). NCCOS’ Biogeography Branch conducts ecological and oceanographic studies to map, characterize, assess, and model the spatial distributions and movements of marine organisms across habitats throughout the United States and Island Territories. We are seeking an individual with a broad suite of quantitative, statistical, and computational skills. A strong background in statistical modeling of spatial ecological data with some experience in marine sciences is preferred. The successful candidate will join an experienced scientific team at the forefront of marine ecological predictive analytics. The initial assignment for this position will involve developing, implementing, and running machine-learning models for predictive spatio-temporal modeling of marine bird and groundfish distributions to support marine planning processes. Additional potential projects include predictive modeling of deep sea corals, marine mammals, sea turtles, marine fish, fishing fleets, and marine ecosystem processes. Apply for this job online. To discuss the position or for more information contact: Dr. Brian Kinlan, Marine Spatial Ecologist, NOAA NOS National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science, Brian.Kinlan@NOAA.gov. Posted: 4/8/13.

Computational Ecology and Conservation: Postdoctoral Scientists - Microsoft Research, Cambridge, UK. The goal of the Computational Ecology and Environmental Science (CEES) group at Microsoft Research, Cambridge, is to make transformative advances in predictive ability for the most critical areas of environmental science such as carbon / climate, biodiversity, ecosystem function, food and water security, and conservation planning. We conduct original research for publication in peer reviewed journals, build this research into new predictive models, and disseminate these predictions for use by stakeholders - all using novel software and hardware that we imagine and develop ourselves, then share freely with the scientific community. CEES is an interdisciplinary, cooperative team, which values a variety of outlooks, skills and approaches. You will be a highly motivated early-career scientist with strong quantitative modeling skills, a proven track record of publishing in peer-reviewed journals, and an inclination towards interdisciplinary research at the science-policy interface. Your scientific focus to date will be complementary to, but not necessarily overlap heavily with, those of the current team members. Working closely with other members of the group and group collaborators, you will be expected to produce leading scientific research, publish the research in scientific journals, and communicate the research to broad audiences. Our Postdoctoral positions offer the opportunity to join a unique scientific lab that affords the successful candidate the opportunity to undertake world-leading scientific research and develop a position of future leadership in a chosen field. The Computational Science Lab at Microsoft Research offers a stimulating and rewarding working environment. The positions come with a very attractive salary and comprehensive benefits. Interested? Please get in touch with Drew Purves (dpurves@microsoft.com), Lucas Joppa (lujoppa@microsoft.com) or Matthew Smith (Matthew.Smith@Microsoft.com). Posted: 10/8/12.

Research Statistician: CSIRO - Australia's premier science and technology research organisation -is looking for a talented statistical research scientist to join a team of environmental statisticians, modellers and risk analysts that are working on a range of problems in natural resource management, sustained ecological monitoring, and quantitative ecological risk assessment. Specifically you will: Develop statistical models and probabilistic risk assessment methods and/or adapt existing methods in novel and creative ways to meet the group’s research objectives; Implement this methodology and publish results in the scientific literature, with a focus on statistical and domain journals, and conference proceedings; Interpret and present the research findings to industry, policy makers and scientists; Ensure high standards of research products and help improve uptake of research outcomes within industry and government; Collaborate with members of the project team and external partners to ensure appropriate research directions. Location: Hobart, Tasmania. Salary: $AUD89-96K plus up to 15.4% superannuation. Tenure: indefinite. Ref No: TAS13/00157. For further details on how to apply and a full position description please search www.csiro.au/careers for Reference Number TAS13/00157. Applications close: 29 March 2013. Posted: 2/6/13.

Biostatistics/Bioinformatics: Willamette University is seeking to hire an applied statistician as a three-year visiting assistant professor. Applications are welcome from candidates working in any area of applied statistics; the home department of the successful candidate will be determined based on her area of expertise. Applicants working in bioinformatics, biostatistic, computational and systems biology, ecological statistics, physiology, and statistical genetics are particularly encouraged to apply. The candidate will be expected to teach introductory statistics and courses in the candidate's area of expertise, as well as serving as a statistical consultant in the QUAD (Quantitative Analysis and Design) Center. See the full job announcement for details and to apply. Review of applications begins March 15, 2013. Posted: 3/5/13.

Quantitative Ecologist/Biostatistician: One position at the National Ecological Observatory Network. The Quantitative Ecologist - Biostatistician will provide guidance and statistical support in developing approaches to optimize ecological sampling designs and data analyses. Particular emphasis will be on assisting with evaluation of spatial sampling designs and temporal sampling strategies for a wide range of ecological taxa and environmental processes. These evaluations will include identifying metrics to assess confidence in density estimates and optimizing the spatiotemporal sampling approach using initial and prototype datasets from Observatory sites. The ideal candidate will also have the capability to develop approaches for quantifying and tracking uncertainty, calculating error budgets, and developing models for trend detection. Must have permanent authorization for US employment. For details and to apply, see the links above. Posted: 2/4/13, revised: 2/5/13, 6/28/13.

[position filled] Ecological Statistics: A postdoctoral fellowship in ecological statistics applied to paleoecological problems is available based either at the University of Notre Dame or at the University of California, Berkeley. The position is part of the PaleoEcological Observatory Network to Assess Terrestrial Ecosystem Models (PalEON) and Notre Dame's Environmental Change Initiative (ND-ECI). PalEON is an initiative to statistically estimate changes in forest composition in the northeastern U.S. over the past 2000 years using paleoecological data and to assimilate these estimates into ecosystem models. The postdoctoral fellow will lead the development of statistical models, based on spatial statistics, state space, and data assimilation methods, for the initiative, interacting with statisticians, paleoecologists, paleoclimatologists, and ecosystem modelers. The fellow will work with Dr. Christopher Paciorek at UC Berkeley and Dr. Jason McLachlan at Notre Dame, with extensive interaction with other PalEON team members. 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, as well as experience with MCMC computation. Applicants must be interested in working at the interface of statistics and ecology. The position is available for a two-year period, subject to annual performance review. We will consider applications on a rolling deadline, with applications received by October 21, 2012 guaranteed consideration. Funding is available for an immediate start. Please email your CV and a cover letter with the names and contact information of three references to Jill Deines (jillian.deines@gmail.com). Questions can be addressed to Chris Paciorek (paciorek@stat.berkeley.edu) or Jason McLachlan (jmclachl@nd.edu). Posted: 9/20/12.

Ecological-Economic Modelling: The Ecosystem Modelling group at the Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, Germany is offering a Postdoctoral position within the Biodiversity Exploratories on: Impact of land-use and functional diversity on diversity and stability of grassland communities in fragmented landscapes. The position will be limited to 19 months and should be filled as soon as possible. Pay grade 100 % TVL 13 of German state-regulated public service salary scale. Your Tasks: European grasslands are threatened by global change through both climate change and intensification of farming practices. Even though our understanding of the problems at stake strongly increased in the past few years, we still lack predicting tools to evaluate the possible evolutions of grassland biodiversity. Motivated by a recent call to rebuild community ecology from functional traits, we look for a postdoctoral researcher to develop a new approach to link the response trait diversity of plant communities to the long-term persistence of species diversity and ecosystem productivity in fragmented landscapes. More precisely the postdoc will develop mechanistic spatial models combining information on life-history, dispersal and geographic range of species with information about the distribution of suitable grassland habitats. These models should also include interactions with grassland management by farmers as well as climate change. From the methodological point of view, the postdoc can build on previous research using an equation-based metacommunity simulation model and benefit from the strong expertise of the lab on multi-scale ecosystem modelling. Further possible techniques to be used in the project include species distribution models and Bayesian belief networks. From the applied point of view, the model will be based on data on German grassland metacommunities. A comparative case study in France could also be planned. Your Profile: - PhD degree in biology, environmental sciences or a related discipline - excellent knowledge of statistical modelling and interest in ecological modelling - experience in research into plant sciences, or biodiversity and ecosystem functioning are a plus - proficient in English. Please send your application electronically as a single pdf containing the usual documents to kwiegan1*uni-goettingen.de (Prof. Dr. Kerstin Wiegand, Ecosystem Modelling Group, Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, Büsgenweg 4, 37077 Göttingen, Germany). Review of applications will start on February 22nd, 2013 and continue until the position is filled. If you have any questions, please contact Kerstin Wiegand (email: kwiegan1*uni-goettingen.de) or Rodolphe Sabatier (email: rodolphe.sabatier*agroparistech.fr). We request that you send your application documents as single pdf file. Posted: 1/24/13.

Biometeorology/Ecosystem Ecology: We are seeking a highly-motivated postdoctoral fellow to join our forest ecology and bio-meteorology research team at Indiana University - Bloomington. Our work is focused on explaining ecosystem carbon and water cycle dynamics in forests using a range of approaches and tools, including eddy covariance flux measurements, remotely sensed indices of vegetation functioning, and observations of key components of belowground element cycling. The work of the postdoctoral fellow will be focused on linkages between above-ground and below-ground processes driving the biosphere-atmosphere exchange of carbon dioxide and water vapor. The successful applicant should have experience in combining observation and modeling approaches to relate trends in ecosystem carbon and water cycling to biophysical drivers, including meteorological variables, nutrient dynamics, and/or disturbance events. The postdoc will be mentored by Dr. Kimberly Novick (School of Public Affairs) and Dr. Richard Phillips (Biology). The majority of the work will involve data collected at the Morgan Monroe State Forest AmeriFlux site, which is located about 30 minutes from the IU-Bloomington campus and which has been an active flux measurement site since 1998. The postdoc will also have an opportunity to analyze data from a new flux tower located in an intensely managed loblolly pine forest situated in the Crossett Experimental Forest in southern Arkansas. Qualifications: The successful application will have earned a Ph.D. in ecology, civil engineering, or environmental science. Applicants experienced in managing and process eddy covariance flux data are strongly encouraged to apply. 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 Kimberly Novick (knovick@indiana.edu) or a hard copy to Kimberly Novick, School of Public and Environmental Affairs, 702 North Walnut Avenue, Indiana University, MSB II, Room 322, Bloomington, IN 47405. Review of applications will begin April 15, 2013 and continue until the position is filled. For specific questions or more information, please contact Dr. Novick. Please include “Postdoctoral fellow” in the subject line of your email. Posted: 3/21/13.

Geo-Ecological Modeling of Rivers: A multi-investigator team comprised of faculty from the Biological Sciences and Geography Departments at the University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, is seeking a Postdoctoral Investigator for a two (2) year project on geo-ecological modeling of rivers. Applicants should have a Ph.D. focused in Physical Geography, Environmental Science, or Ecology. The ideal candidate will have well-developed skills in GIS modeling with a background in either fluvial geomorphology, river ecology, or biogeochemistry. Competitive candidates should have a strong publication record and a desire to work in a highly collaborative and interdisciplinary environment. Time will be spent working both with researchers in Tuscaloosa and at Dauphin Island Sea Lab. This is a non-tenure track position on a 12-month appointment and renewable based on availability, funding, and performance. The overarching goal of this research project is to use GIS-based spatial modeling to identify fluvial geomorphic features in rivers of the Eastern U.S. that may be creating ecological hotspots of nutrient retention. Focus will be on broad-scale transitions in channel morphology and habitat structure in large rivers crossing from one physiographic province into another. In addition to modeling efforts associated with this project, applicants should have a strong interest in learning to utilize membrane inlet mass spectrometry to measure microbial activity. Apply online at http://facultyjobs.ua.edu/, Requisition # 0806972 (a general postdoc application pool, create a logon ID, and submit documentation). Applicants should submit a current CV, a statement of research interests, and names, phone numbers and email addresses of three references. Upload all required materials to the UA staff job site. Review of applications will start immediately and will continue until the position is filled (latest possible start date is October 1, 2013). For more information, please send an email to GEM.aquatic@gmail.com to contact the faculty collaborators (Drs. Jennifer Edmonds, Sagy Cohen, Lisa Davis, and Behzad Mortazavi). Posted: 3/22/13.

Ecological Modeling/Biogeochemistry/Biometeorology: Postdoctoral Researcher: Harvard University. The Richardson Lab is seeking a postdoctoral researcher to (1) conduct modeling and statistical analysis of long-term eddy covariance measurements of forest-atmosphere CO2 exchange from a selection of research sites in the northeastern United States; (2) integrate these data and ancillary ecological measurements into an ecosystem model using model-data fusion techniques; (3) develop model-based upscaling estimates of the regional carbon balance. A PhD in ecological modeling, biogeochemistry, biometeorology, or a related field, is required. See https://dl.dropbox.com/u/32615910/Postdoc.doc for more details. Review of applications will begin February 1, 2013. Posted: 1/18/13.

Ecological Modelling: A postdoctoral position is available in the MARICE research group at the University of Iceland in collaboration with the Marine Research Institute. The candidate will develop 3D indices of primary and secondary production in the mid-North Atlantic area using archived data, satellite information, 3D outputs on ocean conditions from CODE and modelling. The candidate will also collaborate with other scientists and students mapping and modelling the distribution of pelagic fish species in respond to environmental stimuli. Qualifications: A PhD with a strong background in ecological modelling and use of satellite data; excellent writing skills and evidence of developing publications based on individual research. Competency in programming in R and experience with data management (for example MySQL) would be advantageous, but is not essential. Closing Date: July 15th 2013, but position will remain open until filled. Further information on the project, including how to apply can be found at http://www.marice.is/. Posted: 7/1/13.

Ecological Modeler: Cardno ENTRIX - Knoxville, TN office. Responsibilities include: - Participate in the conceptual development of population models - Assist in the collation and analysis of data required by the modeling effort - Help code the models - Run various modeling scenarios - Help evaluate the performance of the models - Participate in the preparation of reports and publications of the modeling efforts. Requirements: - PhD in Ecology or related environmental science - One or more years of post-doctoral experience. - Demonstrated abilities to develop ecological population models including proficiency in higher-level programming languages (e.g., C++, fortran, visual basic, etc). - One or more publications in peer-reviewed technical journals. - Bilingual (Spanish) capabilities is a plus. Apply online. Posted: 9/10/12, revised: 1/23/13.

Modeling Regime Shifts in Coupled Human/Natural Systems in Cameroon: The MORSL lab at the Ohio State University invites applications for three 2-year post-doctoral fellow positions to study regime shifts in coupled human and natural systems in the Logone Floodplain in Cameroon. The post-docs will be integral members of a new, interdisciplinary, NSF-funded project focused on regime shifts in African floodplains, examining the impact of human activities and climate change. This is a unique opportunity for post-doctoral researchers to study the interaction among ecological, hydrological, hydraulic and social systems within the conceptual framework of coupled human and natural systems. We invite applications for 2-year postdoctoral fellow positions that can begin anytime in 2013. Post-doctoral fellows will reside in Columbus, OH, and be members of the OSU community. They will receive a stipend, benefits, and a travel fund to attend meetings. Fellows will have an office space and computational support. Fellows will be hosted in Geography, Anthropology, Earth Sciences, Evolution, Ecology and Organismal Biology, Mathematics, the Mathematical Biosciences Institute or the Byrd Polar Research Center at the Ohio State University but will interact with a number of interdisciplinary researchers across the university. Duties involve a flexible combination of fieldwork, data collection and analyses, modeling and project coordination, in addition to helping to mentor graduate and undergraduate student researchers from the Ohio State University and the University of Maroua in Cameroon. The successful applicants will be expected to explore new research directions of their choosing, assisted by a strong team of collaborators. Fellows will undertake a project that relates to one of the primary research areas below, focused on the Logone Floodplain of Cameroon: 1. Modeling human drivers of regime shifts, 2. Ecological Modeling of fish populations, 3. Multi-scale modeling of climate, hydrology and hydraulics. While pursing independent research, Fellows will also be expected to contribute to the development of our collaborative research team and center of activities. This will involve some combination of web data sharing, video conferencing, organizing workshops, and maintaining regular contact with faculty and students at OSU and the University of Maroua in Cameroon. Eligibility: 1. Candidates must have a demonstrated interest in coupled human and natural systems (e.g., dissertation, publications, grants, training). 2. Candidates must be willing to spend time abroad in Cameroon. 3. Candidates must be fluent in written and spoken English. (1) Modeling human drivers of regime shifts. Please send inquiries to Dr. Mark Moritz (moritz.42@osu.edu). 1. Candidates must have completed or be near to completing a PhD in a social sciences, e.g., anthropology, geography, rural sociology, or other relevant disciplines. 2. Candidates must have experience with ethnographic research and collection and analysis of both quantitative and qualitative data. Experience with GIS, agent-based modeling, and/or systems modeling is desirable. 3. Candidates with prior field experience with fishery systems in Sub-Saharan Africa are preferred. (2) Ecological Modeling of fish populations. Please send inquiries to Dr. Ian Hamilton (hamilton.598@osu.edu). 1. Candidates must have completed or be near to completing a PhD in a discipline such as ecology, fisheries biology, or applied mathematics. 2. Candidates must have experience with application of mathematical models to study fish populations. Experience in areas such as bioenergetic modeling, spatially-explicit models, agent-based modeling and/or state-dependent is desirable. (3) Multi-scale modeling of climate, hydrology and hydraulics. Please send inquiries to Dr. Bryan Mark (mark.9@osu.edu) or Dr. Michael Durand (durand.8@osu.edu). 1. Candidates must have completed or be near to completing a PhD in a discipline such as hydrology, earth sciences, geology, or civil engineering. 2. Candidates must have quantitative skills in simulation, hydrological and hydraulic modeling on multiple scales, familiarity with hydrologic and hydroclimatic instrumentation, climate modeling and dynamic downscaling, facility with GIS and remote sensing. Application Procedures: Applicants should send a current CV, a statement of research interests and qualifications (be sure to address the criteria above), and how they fit in with larger MORSL research project, and contact information for three references. Materials and inquiries should be send to Dr. Mark Moritz (moritz.42@osu.edu). Deadline: 31 December 2012. Start date is flexible. Posted: 11/20/12.

Coupled Human-Natural Water Systems: The University of Utah and Utah State University seek a post-doctoral fellow to participate in a new NSF EPSCoR funded project on water sustainability in the Wasatch Front of northern Utah. This region is experiencing rapid population growth and urbanization as well as changing climate and water availability. Understanding water sustainability in this region requires an interdisciplinary approach to studying the biophysical, social, and engineered aspects of local water supply, management, redistribution, recharge, and consumption. The iUTAH project (innovative Urban Transitions and Aridregion Sustainability) is a multi-campus capacity building program focused on interdisciplinary research, training, and outreach in local water sustainability. The program seeks a post-doctoral fellow to work with a team of hydrologists, ecologists, climate scientists, social scientists, planners, and engineers to: • Lead an effort to refine a conceptual model that represents the major water pools and fluxes in our study domain that guides the study of human-natural interactions related to local water sustainability. • Oversee the inventory and documentation of relevant models currently used by Utah scientists to study aspects of the water system in the Wasatch Front, including hydrologic, ecological, climate, land use, and agent-based models. • Contribute to an ongoing inventory of historic and current data on the inputs, outputs, and system states associated with these models. • Work with stakeholders and scientists to develop a suite of scenarios representing future changes in the water system that can be used as a common basis for model evaluations by the interdisciplinary project team. Within this broad framework, the fellow will be expected to conduct an independent research project on coupled human-natural water processes using local datasets and/or developing and linking water related models in the study region. The initial appointment is for one year, with the option of renewal for an additional year. The fellow will choose either the University of Utah in Salt Lake City or Utah State University in Logan, but will also meet frequently with project participants at other campuses in Utah. Applicants should hold a Ph.D. in ecology, hydrology, climate science, natural resource management, engineering, sociology, or planning with relevant experience in studying water issues. Applications should consist of a single pdf file that contains a cover letter, a statement of research interests, a c.v. and the names of three references. The review of applications will begin on November 1, 2012 and applications will be received and reviewed until the position is filled. The appointment start date is flexible, but early in 2013 is preferred. Inquiries and applications should be directed to Prof. Diane Pataki, diane.pataki@utah.edu. Posted: 11/15/12.

Modeling Coupled Human-Environment Forest-Grassland Ecosystems: We are seeking 1 or 2 postdoctoral fellows (2 year terms) and 1 or 2 PhD students (3 year terms) to join in a recently funded project on modeling naturally occurring forest-grassland mosaic landscapes and their interactions with human interventions. Work will be based in the Global Ecological Change laboratory, School of Environmental Sciences, University of Guelph led by Professor Madhur Anand. The trainees will have the opportunity (and indeed may be required) to travel to Brazil and/or India to conduct fieldwork and meet with collaborators, but the work will mainly involve mathematical and/or computational modeling in Guelph. As such, applicants should have a strong quantitative skill set and ability to program in C, C++, Matlab, R or similar languages. Applicants should also have a publication record in ecological modeling, excellent communication skills, leadership potential and the ability to work well in groups. Trainees may be co-supervised with collaborators (e.g., Professor Chris Bauch, Mathematics and Statistics, Guelph). Please send a letter of interest indicating why your background is fitting, representative publications, a CV, and the names and contact information of three references to manand@uoguelph.ca. Start date is flexible (can be as early as Fall 2012) but preferably will be in Spring 2013. Posted: 7/11/12.

Shellfish Ecology/Population Dynamics Modeling: Post Doctoral Research Scientist - University of Southern Mississippi, Gulf Coast Research Laboratory, Ocean Springs, MS. This position will participate in a shellfisheries modeling program and associated field programs. The program involves the application of population dynamics and genetics modeling to questions of development of disease resistance in marine shellfish populations and the application of population dynamics and vessel-based modeling to questions concerning the response of fish stocks and fisheries to range shifts brought on by climate change. The program also involves the collection of data necessary for model parameterization. Duties: Participates in stock assessment meetings and other venues to which the results of the modeling program are apropos. Participates in a shellfisheries modeling program and associated field programs. Minimum Qualifications: Ph.D. with experience desirable in population dynamics modeling of fish or shellfish populations. Must have a record of publication in shellfish ecology and/or population dynamics modeling. Preferred Qualifications: Experience in fortran-based models, genetics modeling applications, and MatLab. Experience in cooperative field programs on fishing-vessel platforms. All applicants must apply online at https://jobs.usm.edu (job # 0002350). Submit: 1) application form, 2) curriculum vitae, 3) minimum three professional references with contacts, and 4) cover letter describing relevant research interests and experience. For information contact Paula Moreno (Paula.Moreno@usm.edu). Posted: 10/2/12.

Ecology and Evolution: Postdoctoral Research Associate, Watershed Studies Institute and Department of Biological Sciences, Murray State University. The postdoctoral associate will conduct research on life history evolution or population/community ecology, help mentor graduate and undergraduate research students, and teach one biology course per semester. Research projects include the evolution of polyphenism, modeling population dynamics, and understanding trophic cascades. Ph.D. required; experience with large data sets, modeling, and/or experimental design is preferred. This is a two-year position starting August 1; salary is $32,000/year with benefits. Murray is a highly-rated, vibrant public university with significant infrastructure and personnel dedicated to ecological research, including the Hancock Biological Station. To apply, email a letter of interest detailing research goals and experience, a curriculum vitae, several representative reprints, and email addresses of three references to Dr. Howard Whiteman (howard.whiteman@murraystate.edu). Posted: 4/22/13.

Salamander Life History Modeling/Analysis: 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 biology course per semester. Ph.D. and previous experience with life history modeling and analysis required; experience with large data sets is preferred. This is a two-year position starting August 1; salary is $32k/year with benefits. To apply, email a letter of interest detailing research goals and experience, a curriculum vitae, several representative reprints, and email addresses of 2-3 references by April 7 to Dr. Howard Whiteman (howard.whiteman@murraystate.edu). Posted: 3/12/13.

Biodemography: There is a postdoc opportunity in my research group at the University of Zurich to investigate the links between phenotypic trait and population dynamics in changing environments. Further details (pdf). The prospective candidates are welcome to contact me with any questions. Arpat Ozgul, Assistant Professor of Population Ecology, Institute of Evolutionary Biology and Environmental Studies, University of Zurich (arpat.ozgul@ieu.uzh.ch). Apply by Dec. 14, 2012. Posted: 11/13/12.

Animal Population Ecology: University of Saskatchewan, Canada. We seek an outstanding post-doctoral fellow to join a growing lab (P.D. McLoughlin) with a focus on fundamental and applied animal (large mammal) ecology. We are leading a long-term, individual-based program of research into the ecology and evolution of the feral horses living on Sable Island, Nova Scotia; and in the next year we will be initiating a comprehensive study of the population dynamics and critical habitat of woodland caribou in northern Saskatchewan. Projects will focus on population ecology, behaviour, and evolution that can use the Sable Island horses as a model; however, the successful candidate will also be expected to contribute to theoretical questions and study design for our upcoming project on woodland caribou. Position is for 1 year with potential for renewal. PhD in animal population ecology is required. Annual stipend of $50k CAD/year. Travel and/or personal research allowance of up to $5k CAD/year. This advertisement is firstly targeted at Canadian PhDs eligible to apply for an NSERC PDF in October 2013 (a successful NSERC PDF will receive a $25k top-up to their award), although all potential Canadian and international candidates are encouraged to apply. Email philip.mcloughlin@usask.ca for full position advertisement (please write “Population Ecologist” as the subject line). Apply by emailing CV and statement of research interests and career plan, contact information for two references, and pdf copies of first-authored journal articles. Please contact by April 1, 2013. Start date as early as May 1, 2013, or as negotiated. Posted: 3/7/13.

Population Dynamics: I (Tom Miller) am seeking a post-doctoral collaborator to join my lab group in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at Rice University (Houston, TX). We study population dynamics, plant-animal interactions, and evolutionary ecology. The post-doc will lead the development of a new project on sex-structured population dynamics in dioecious plants. Specific research questions are focused on the causes of geographic clines in sex ratio, the demographic processes that generate range boundaries, and how sex-structured populations will respond to climate change. The ideal candidate will have field experience in plant or animal demography and be excited about combining field data and structured demographic models (matrix-based or integral projection). Strong quantitative and computational skills, including working knowledge of R (or interest in learning it), are required. Experience with GIS and basic molecular techniques (DNA extraction and PCR amplification) are pluses. The candidate must be willing to travel throughout the southern Great Plains for field work during our spring and fall field seasons. There will be opportunities for collaborative grant-writing. Strong written and oral communication skills are essential. The focal project on sex-structured population dynamics is in the early stages of development and there is potential for the postdoc to guide the trajectory of the research. In addition, there will be time and resources available for the postdoc to develop other projects that suit our mutual interests. Thus, I am looking for someone that can bring their own ideas and expertise to the collaboration. In addition to scientific qualifications, I value enthusiasm, engagement, and leadership. The postdoc will be expected to be an interactive departmental citizen and help train a fantastic group of graduate and undergraduate students in our lab. I also value diversity, and members of groups under-represented in science are particularly encouraged to apply. Funding is available for up to two years. The preferred start date is early 2013 but later may be possible. To apply, submit a CV, a statement of research interests (including summary of dissertation research and vision for future research directions), one representative publication, and the names and contact information for three references. These materials and any questions about the position should be directed to me (tom.miller@rice.edu). Review of applications will begin October 1, 2012. Posted: 9/25/12.

Population Dynamics of Wild Turkeys: The Department of Fisheries and Wildlife at Michigan State University invites applications for the position of Post-doctoral Research Associate to investigate the long-term, regional population dynamics of wild turkeys. The position is a one-year appointment with renewal for one additional year contingent on performance and funding. Background: After decades of growth, wild turkey populations appear to be reaching a maximum across the Midwest and Southeast, and have declined in some states. At the same time, hunter interest continues to increase. To manage wild turkey populations and hunter harvest in a sustainable manner, Midwestern states and provinces seek to combine their collective long-term monitoring data across the entire region to better understand the ecological drivers affecting populations, particularly land-use, weather, predation and hunting pressure. They also seek a new protocol for monitoring wild turkey populations that can be applied in a consistent manner across all Midwestern states and provinces. The Midwest Wild Turkey Consortium for Research and Monitoring was recently organized to begin this work. The work will be done in collaboration with a similar initiative underway in the Southeastern US. Qualifications: Applicants must have a PhD degree in wildlife, ecology, biometrics or related field and demonstrated strong quantitative abilities; preference will be given to candidates with a background in population dynamics and/or landscape ecology; experience with long-term population monitoring, and a record of excellence in publication commensurate with time since degree. Salary: $45k and health benefits. Start Date: Expected start date is January 15, 2013. Applications: Contact Dr. William Porter, Boone and Crockett Chair of Wildlife Conservation, e-mail: porterw@msu.edu; telephone 517-432-0874. Review of applications will begin November 15, 2012. Posted: 11/5/12.

Population Ecology and Adaptive Harvest Management of Bobwhite: Post-doctoral Position in Agricultural Ecology Lab, Mississippi State University, Starkville, MS 39759. Funding for this position is not available until July 1st, 2013. The intention of this outreach notice is to notify potential applicants of the forthcoming position. Interested individuals should correspond with the Principal Investigator, James A. Martin, Ph.D. (jmartin@cfr.msstate.edu), before June 15th. This is an 18-month position (with possibility of extension) with the Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Aquaculture. We are seeking a highly motivated individual with expertise in population modeling. The species of interest is Northern Bobwhite, but no previous experience with game birds is necessary. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: (1) develop simulation models to predict Northern Bobwhite demographic response to harvest; (2) design experiments to test models; (3) develop the framework for adaptive harvest management; (4) liaise with state agencies and other collaborators; and (5) be a cordial part of a larger research lab including assisting graduate students with projects. Qualifications: Candidate should be highly motivated, have the ability to think critically and independently, and have previous experience with a wide-array of population models. Computer programming experience is necessary (e.g., R, Python, Matlab). Experience with structured decision making and/or adaptive resource/harvest management is a plus. ABD candidates will be considered. Posted: 5/31/13.

Grouse Ecology: Research Scientist 2, Wildlife, Grouse Project Leader, Grand Rapids, MN. Full-time, permanent position, $46-68k/year. Application Deadline: 12/19/2012. The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is a great organization, our Wildlife Research Unit is well-funded, and state employees have excellent benefits. Full details: (Posting Number 12DNR000720. Candidates must apply through http://www.careers.state.mn.us/. Posted: 12/10/12.

Wildlife Population Modeling: 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 elusive carnivore species, using spatial capture-recapture methods. The project will involve study design, 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 if interested. The candidate will be supervised by Dr. Angela Fuller, U. S. Geological Survey, NY Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, at Cornell University (Ithaca, New York) and Dr. J. Andy Royle, U. S. Geological Survey, Patuxent Wildlife Research Center (Laurel, Maryland). The postdoctoral scientist will be housed in the Department of Natural Resources, Cornell University and will make several trips to Patuxent Wildlife Research Center and potentially to other locations to brief project sponsors. This is a one year appointment with possible extensions up to a total of 2.5 years. The salary is $42-45k/year plus benefits (health and dental insurance, retirement, life insurance, disability). 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. The ability to work independently and under limited supervision as well as collaboratively. Recommended qualifications: Competitive candidates will also have one or more of the following qualifications: have a background in Bayesian inference, hierarchical modeling, occupancy modeling, proficiency with R and WinBUGS, and experience with ArcGIS. 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. Posted: 9/25/12.

Wildlife Populations and Environmental Change: The University of Hong Kong is looking to recruit at the postgraduate and postdoctoral levels with projects which seek to understand how wildlife populations respond and adapt to environmental change. The projects will be based in the Laboratory of Wildlife Demography, School of Biological Sciences, but will involve interactions with other departments in the Faculty of Science and beyond. The projects will combine insights from several disciplines, most notably ecology, evolutionary biology, demography, statistics, and climatology. There will be an emphasis on understanding how changing climatic conditions can affect wildlife population processes. Attention will be given to the ecological consequences of change in not just average temperatures but also in other aspects of climate such as inter-annual variability. The projects will involve analysis and interpretation of long-term wildlife population data, including data on wetland birds. Applicants should have good academic track records with a relevant university degree. The projects will require the ability to develop not just an interest in ecology, but also strong analytical skills and the full range of abilities needed to follow an interdisciplinary research project through to fruition. Versatility and excellent communication will be required as the projects will involve the comprehension, synthesis and presentation of ideas from quite different fields. The University of Hong Kong operates in English, and language fluency is a requirement. Applications should include a CV with a statement of academic interests and relevant experience, full academic transcripts for all qualifications, a list of any publications, and the contact details of 3 referees. Applications should be submitted by e-mail (apply-wildlife-demography-2012@hku.hk) to Dr. David L. Thomson. Review of applications will begin right away, continuing until decisions have been made and recommendations on all available positions have been passed to the respective university committees for approval. Postdoctoral appointments: funding is already available and appointments can commence as soon as possible after a formal offer has been made by the university and once the candidate has been awarded their degree of PhD. Postgraduate appointments (funding available in competition): scholarship positions are available from the university in open competition, and strong candidates will receive the necessary endorsement and assistance with that process. That endorsement should be sought now as the applications for those scholarships need to be submitted by 1st December for the main round. There are further clearing rounds in May and September. Those appointments will normally be taken up at the start of the coming academic year after a formal offer has been made and after award of an undergraduate degree. Posted: 9/24/12.

Population Modeling of Hawaiian Forest Birds: This post-doctoral opportunity is a 1 year position (with possibility of an additional year of funding) to implement demographic modeling and population viability analysis of Hawaii forest birds to address important conservation issues. Hawaii’s forest birds are famous for both their unique diversity and dire conservation needs. Population models of the forest birds are needed to better understand how current and future threats may affect population viability, and to evaluate relative effectiveness of multiple management actions to prioritize conservation resources. Primary focus of position will be utilizing Integrated Population Models to link mark/recapture data with long-term census data from Hakalau Forest National Wildlife Refuge, Hawaii Island, to estimate demographic parameters for eight native and two introduced forest bird species. Population models will then be constructed for each species using these demographic estimates and used to simulate population viability under multiple threat and management scenarios to provide guidance for mangers and policy makers. This is a great opportunity for a quantitative-orientated ecologist with a passion for conservation to work closely with a diverse team of ecologists, field biologists, and managers to help develop conservation strategies to ensure the persistence of an imperiled community. Opportunities to be involved in ongoing demographic studies of the forest birds will be made available. The position is based in Hilo, working for the USGS Pacific Island Ecosystem Research Center as a University of Hawaii employee. Salary is $3,620/month with full benefits. Requirements: PhD in Ecology, Conservation Biology, or closely related field. Demonstrable experience in wildlife population modeling or decision analysis, applied statistics/data analysis, and scientific writing. Preference given to applicants with working knowledge of avian ecology and demographic studies, climate change studies, population abundance analysis and survey techniques; prior experience in the use of statistical models for the analysis of management decisions or adaptive management; programming skills (R, WinBugs, or similar programs). Strong communication skills necessary (both written and verbal). See the full job ad for details and instructions for applying.. For questions or additional information, please contact Eben Paxton, USGS Pacific Islands Ecosystems Research Center, 808-985-6423, epaxton@usgs.gov. Application period ends 11/11/12. Posted: 10/19/12.

Vulnerability of Hawaiian Forest Birds to Climate Change: Using Models to Link Landscape, Climate, and Disease. Post-Doctoral Fellow or Assistant Scientist (depending on experience), Department of Forest and Wildlife Ecology, University of Wisconsin, Madison. Open: 10 July – 1 September, 2012 or until filled. Project: The introduced mosquito vector and avian malaria are considered to be primary factors contributing to population declines and changes in the distribution of many native Hawaiian forest birds. Avian malaria dynamics is strongly influenced by climatic components (rainfall and temperature) and successful conservation of the Hawaiian avifauna requires strategies that consider future disease risk posed by climate change. This research will advance the understanding of future climate change impacts on the transmission of avian malaria and demographic impacts on native Hawaiian forest birds. Key objectives of this study will be to evaluate predicted temporal and spatial changes in avian malaria as a result of anticipated climatic changes, evaluate the potential for species extinctions and evaluate the effectiveness and costs of conservation strategies to mitigate anticipated population impacts. Our study will address two critical questions.* How will climate change affect the distribution and dynamics of avian malaria and what are the likely impacts on Hawaiian forest birds? Can* *conservation actions slow the rate of population decline and enhance the probability of long-term viability of Hawaiian forest birds?* Qualifications: A Ph.D. in Wildlife Ecology, Biology, Veterinary Science or related discipline with strong quantitative emphasis or a Ph.D. in Statistics with strong biological emphasis. Knowledge and experience in epidemiology, disease modeling, climate change, and statistical analysis are required. Knowledge of Matlab and/or Bayesian modeling is strongly preferred. A strong independent work ethic, good verbal and written communication ability, ability to work independently and as part of a research team, demonstrated record of publication, and good interpersonal skills. Salary $40-45k doe. This is a 2.5 year appointment, but continuation beyond the first year depends on performance. Start Date: 1 November, 2012 or as soon thereafter as possible. Applications: Candidates should send a formal letter of interest and qualifications, curriculum vitae, and 3 references to: Michael D. Samuel, Department of Forest and Wildlife Ecology, 204 Russell Lab, 1630 Linden Drive, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI 53706. Electronic applications are preferred and can be sent to: mdsamuel@wisc.edu. Posted: 8/13/12.

Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment of Grassland Birds: Department of Forest and Wildlife Ecology, University of Wisconsin-Madison. The successful candidate will work on a collaborative project to develop a climate change vulnerability assessment for identifying demographic sensitivities of grassland birds to past and future climate variability and provide guidance on the future management and selection of grassland conservation areas. Applicants should have a doctoral degree in quantitative ecology, biostatistics, or closely related discipline by the start date. The preferred candidate will have 1) a strong publishing record, 2) experience working on collaborative projects with government agencies, and 3) proven skills in demographic modeling. Strong communication skills and knowledge of species distribution modeling are also desirable. The position will be available Sept 1, 2013 and the duration of the appointment is 24 months. Salary will be $46k per year plus benefits. Reimbursement for relocation expenses is not available. Applicants should send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, unofficial transcripts of graduate academic record, and contact information for three references in a single pdf-file to Dr. Benjamin Zuckerberg at bzuckerberg@wisc.edu with the subject heading “CCVA Application”. The CV should contain a list of publications and information describing relevant skills and experience. The unofficial transcripts may be sent as separate PDF files. Reviews of material will begin June 20, 2013 and continue until a suitable candidate is found. Posted: 6/5/13.

Exotic Vertebrate Risk Analysis: The Cassey Invasion Ecology Lab and the Invasive Animals CRC are pleased to advertise a Postdoctoral Research Associate position in 'Risk Analyses and Transport Pathway Modelling'. The position will be based in the Global Ecology Group at the School of Earth & Environmental Sciences, University of Adelaide. The successful candidate will work within the Incursions theme of the Invasive Animals CRC (Project 1.L.4: ‘Exotic vertebrate risk analysis and complex invasion pathway framework’). Research will include the construction of pathway transport models into Australia from existing datasets and the mapping of ecologically realistic environmental and climatic risk neighbourhoods. Computation and development of clustering techniques will be used to predict future incursion risks into Australia. The successful applicant will work closely with the Pest-Information Hub of the Invasive Animals CRC providing empirical and modelling support for projects relating to incursion risk, dispersal, and demographic population models. See the full job ad (Reference Number: 17579) for details and to apply. Closing date: 14 December 2012. Posted: 12/3/12.

Quantitative Vertebrate Ecologist: The US Forest Service Rocky Mountain Research Station (RMRS), Wildlife and Terrestrial Ecosystems (WTE) Program, will soon be advertising for a permanent, full-time Quantitative Vertebrate Ecologist GS-486-12/13. When the position is advertised on USA Jobs the announcement will be open to public (US Citizens) and current career or career-conditional federal employees with competitive status. WTE is looking to fill an entry-level permanent full-time scientist as a Quantitative Vertebrate Ecologist. The incumbent would be expected to collaborate with program scientists and to initiate new studies in areas of interest. WTE program scientists gather large, complex datasets as part of key studies addressing critical management issues. A major focus is the position is in the developing field of bioinformatics which entails analysis of wildlife genomic data using mathematics, statistics, and computer science. Many studies involve species and issues of special concern especially to National Forest Systems, such as Mexican spotted owl, northern goshawk, Canada lynx, wolverine, fisher, black-backed woodpecker, climate change, landscape-level restoration, invasive (community) ecology, and others. Most data sets are multi-faceted as they include population, physiognomic, floristic, weather, and other biotic and abiotic variables. Data are collected at multiple scales, ranging from sites to landscapes and months to decades. These data sets are repositories rich in information that can help to understand ecological processes and functions, and to inform resource management for years to come. Although the current cadre of WTE scientists is well versed in study design and statistical analysis, they cannot keep pace with the rapidly advancing fields of data analysis and modeling. Recently we have seen an explosion in new analytical methods, many of which are specific to wildlife: capture-mark-recapture, occupancy modeling, distance sampling, and resource selection. As issues become more complex, we need to apply these advanced analytical methods to datasets to maintain scientific credibility and our reputation for performing quality scientific studies. To achieve this, we require a permanent position proficient in current and developing quantitative methods, and one who could be at the forefront of developing new approaches to address increasingly complex ecosystem-related questions. Starting salary: $68-106k (GS 12- GS 13) depending on qualifications and experience. Duty Location: Flagstaff, AZ. Please send a letter of interest and curriculum vitae, to be received by December 3, 2012, to: Dr. William Block, Program Manager, Wildlife and Terrestrial Ecosystems Rocky Mountain Research Station 2500 S. Pine Knoll Dr. Flagstaff, AZ 86001. Tele: 928.556.2161, Email: wblock@fs.fed.us. Posted: 11/8/12.

Quantitative Ecologist/Conservation Biologist, Birds: The Cornell Lab of Ornithology seeks a Postdoctoral Quantitative Ecologist/Conservation Biologist to work at the intersections of landscape ecology and applied avian conservation. This position will be housed in the Conservation Science Program and will have a leadership role in designing and implementing analyses that use a variety of acoustic, observational, and habitat data collected over broad spatial extents to understand spatio-temporal variation in distribution and habitat-use patterns of numerous bird species across their ranges. Most datasets are pre-existing, including (1) Golden-winged Warbler occupancy data, results of audio playback surveys/experiments, and habitat data tied to information on both phenotype and genotype of territorial pairs, (2) bird survey, habitat, and contaminant (Hg) data from the Birds in Forested Landscapes project, and (3) acoustic data of passerine nocturnal flight calls and other vocalizations. This is a one-year position with possibility of renewal. Applicants should have PhD in ecology, wildlife biology, statistics, or related field with strong quantitative experience and skills relevant to understanding landscape- and habitat-use patterns of birds. Experience with analysis of spatially and temporally structured data, GIS, occupancy modeling, use of R, and manipulation of multi-table databases is preferred. Send application letter, CV, and list of references by June 15, 2013 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 Amanda Rodewald (arodewald@cornell.edu). Posted: 5/10/13.

Quantitative Ecologist, Birds: National Audubon Society. As a member of the Conservation Science Division, the Quantitative Ecologist will have responsibility for helping to conceive and execute analyses that help the group fulfill its core responsibilities. These include: 1) describing patterns of bird distribution and abundance throughout the annual cycle and the processes that shape those patterns; 2) identifying conservation targets and prioritizing conservation efforts from biological and sociological perspectives; and 3) providing scientific justification, study design, and analyses for projects that engage the public in science. The position reports to the Director of Conservation Science and is based in Emeryville, California. Primary responsibilities will include: 1) using long-term, large-scale data sets to describe changes in bird populations through space and time; 2) analyzing and prioritizing conservation efforts across the Audubon network; 3) assisting with design and analysis of citizen science projects; and 4) contributing to peer-reviewed publications and grant-writing in support of projects. Required: Ph.D. in ecology, evolution, biostatistics, natural resources, or conservation-related field (M.S. applicants considered with research or work experience equivalent to Ph.D.); excellent GIS skills; expertise in Bayesian and Frequentist approaches to analysis of large data sets (with emphasis on modeling spatio-temporal dynamics); demonstrated ability to clearly frame research questions, design studies, and implement analyses; demonstrated ability to script analyses in R, Bugs, and/or Python; experience with linear or dynamic programming, Zonation, Marxan, or other conservation prioritization software; demonstrated ability to work independently and in a group; ability to think creatively about connections between birds, places, and people; excellent oral and written communication skills; meticulous when dealing with data and metadata; expertise in ornithology, especially birds of North America. Preferred: experience in the birding community; past participation in Christmas Bird Count or Breeding Bird Survey; experience in Important Bird Areas process or site conservation; demonstrated ability to work with education and communications staff. To apply, see the full listing. Posted: 8/13/12.

Modeling Climate Change and Bird Populations: Postdoctoral Research Associate, University of Wisconsin-Madison Center for Climatic Research and Department of Forest and Wildlife Ecology. The Effects of Extreme Weather on Bird Populations and the Role of Habitat Refugia in Adapting to Climate Change. We are investigating the effects of extreme weather events---particularly droughts, heat waves, and springtime cold snaps---on bird populations and how climate change may affect these relationships. A second goal is to determine the role of National Wildlife Refuges and National Forests as refugia and to identify management actions to enhance this function. The successful candidate will perform in-depth data analysis of climate model output to assess the relationship between extreme weather events and avian demographics. S/he must have strong scientific writing and programming skills with an ability to publish in peer-reviewed journals. The successful candidate will work closely with scientists and faculty members in the Nelson Institute Center for Climatic Research and the Department of Forest and Wildlife Ecology. A Ph.D. in climatology, atmospheric science, or a related field is preferred. Training in quantitative or computational ecology is a secondary preference. The ideal candidate will have experience with performing quantitative analysis of large data sets using computer software packages, experience in interpreting the meteorological factors associated with extreme weather events and climate change, knowledge of climate model output formats (netCDF, GRIB, etc.), statistical analysis skills, and the ability to transform map projections of model output (GIS experience desirable). This is a three-year, full-time position. Full benefits, including health insurance, are provided. The starting date is flexible, but the project is already underway, so we hope to hire soon. We seek candidates who work well in a collaborative setting, have excellent verbal and written communication abilities, and possess creative problem-solving skills. This NASA-funded project is a collaboration among participants at the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, U.S. Geological Survey, U.S. Forest Service, University of Wisconsin-Madison, University of Nevada, Reno, and Stony Brook University. To apply, please send us a cover letter summarizing your research interests and background, a CV that spells out this experience, and the contact information for three references. This material should be sent to Dr. Steve Vavrus (sjvavrus@wisc.edu). Posted: 7/9/12.

Population Biology, Theoretical/Empirical Ecology: Please contact me, Chad Brassil (cbrassil@unl.edu, 402-419-0076), if you are interested in developing a short proposal related to theoretical ecology or the interface of theoretical and empirical ecology as part of the Population Biology Postdoctoral Research Fellowship at the University of Nebraska. I am open to a broad set of questions. Here is a list of some current questions being addressed in the lab: food web energetics and dynamics, effect of temporal fluctuations on population and community ecology, mechanisms of density-dependence, spatial foraging theory, and prairie community structure. A current empirical system in the lab is a duckweed/insect community , but I am open to other systems as well. The University of Nebraska has a number of faculty in biology, mathematics, and natural resources with interests in theory and ecology broadly, and I would be enthusiastic about a postdoc working on cross-lab research. Below is the official, general advertisement: The University of Nebraska-Lincoln is seeking applications for a 2-year postdoctoral position in the in Population Biology Program of Excellence. A Ph.D. in Biology, Ecology, Evolution, Genetics, or Mathematics, and expertise in any aspect of population biology is required. Qualified candidates are required to contact a potential faculty advisor in the School of Biological Sciences, School of Natural Resources, or Department of Mathematics to develop a 2-year research project. In addition to research with the faculty advisor the Postdoctoral Fellow will be required to teach one graduate seminar/year. Applications must include a CV, a 1-page description of previous research, a 1-page description of proposed research, and a 1-page description of two potential graduate seminars. Applications should be emailed as a single pdf to: Diana Pilson (dpilson1@unl.edu). The subject line should read Population Biology Post-doc application. In addition, the applicant must arrange for three letters of reference (one of which must be from the proposed faculty sponsor) to be emailed to the same address. Applications should be received by 1 May 2013 in order to ensure full consideration. Posted: 4/3/13.

Population Biology: The Center for Population Biology at the University of California Davis invites applications for a Postdoctoral Fellowship in Population Biology, broadly defined to include ecology, 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 2013. This position is covered by a collective bargaining unit. It has an annual starting salary of $39k 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 faculty research groups. We strongly encourage candidates to contact appropriate faculty sponsors before applying. We also ask that each Fellow propose a workshop, discussion or lecture series that they could offer 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. ONLINE APPLICATION: 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 (1 page or less) description of their proposed workshop, and copies of two publications, all in PDF format. We require 3 letters of recommendation. The referees you list in the online application will receive an automatic notification instructing them how to directly upload letters to our website. For full consideration, applications (including letters of reference) should be submitted by 5 pm 11/26/2012. E-mail questions to tgarcia@ucdavis.edu. Posted: 10/16/12.

Population Biology: The Lincoln Park Zoo and the Alexander Center for Applied Population Biology are searching for a two-year post-doctoral fellow to conduct and manage research and conservation projects in applied population biology, including working with cooperatively managed zoo-based populations and in situ (wild) populations of endangered and threatened species. The Fellow will help design, conduct, and manage population biology research and conservation studies in collaboration with a strong existing team of scientists in the Zoo’s Alexander Center for Applied Population Biology. The primary focus is on applied research that improves population management and species conservation. Tasks include participating in all aspects of the scientific method including designing studies, preparing protocols, collecting data, analyzing data, writing manuscripts for publication, and preparing oral or poster presentations for staff and conferences. The Fellow will become an active participant in some existing projects, including assessing sustainability of zoo-based populations using population viability analyses, looking for patterns in vulnerability across species, and analyzing an existing dataset on whether zoo breeding and transfer recommendations are being effectively used for species management. The Fellow will take primary lead on a new initiative modeling the dynamics of the wild population of Hines Emerald Dragonflies in collaboration with USFWS. In addition, post-doc will continue or initiate new research. Tasks will also include supervision of staff and interns as they collect, manage, and analyze data; representing the zoo and our research at scientific meetings; and assisting the supervisor in management of the population biology research program. Other duties as assigned by immediate supervisor. This position is for two years, subject to review after one year, and will be filled as soon as possible. Qualifications: PhD in ecology, statistics, applied mathematics, or a related discipline is required. Experience in developing stochastic population models to address questions about species conservation and management is required. Experience developing customized population models in Matlab, R, or another programming language preferred. Familiarity with the principles of small population biology as they apply to zoo population management preferred. Familiarity with zoo population management software (PopLink, ZooRisk, SPARKS, PMx, PMCTrack) preferred. Strong statistical skills preferred. Successful candidates must also have strong interpersonal, computer, organizational, and communication skills (written and spoken). Experience managing grant budgets is preferred. Experience supervising staff is preferred. Available to work all necessary hours, including some weekends and holidays. Applicants should include 1) a cover letter explicitly describing the fit with this position and a possible start date, 2) a curriculum vitae, 3) two letters of recommendation, 4) the Lincoln Park Zoo application for employment form. See http://www.lpzoo.org/careers for more details. Posted: 7/26/12.

Population/Evolutionary Ecology: Department of Animal Ecology – Netherlands Institute of Ecology This post-doc position is part of a new research group that studies how individuals and populations respond to environmental variability. The post-doc will analyze existing long-term datasets on birds and develop and apply theoretical models to study the eco-evolutionary dynamics of trait change and population change in the wild. The project aims to understand how individuals respond (microevolution, plasticity, demographic change) to extreme climatic events –such as flooding of nesting sites— and whether the response will be fast enough for populations to keep up with climate change. The post-doc will interact with other group members and collaborators working on field-based projects; a limited amount of fieldwork may be part of the project. We are looking for an independent, highly motivated and creative person with good social skills. Prerequisites are (1) a recent PhD in population, behavioural or evolutionary ecology, (2) a high-quality publication record, (3) excellent skills in mathematical and statistical modelling, and (4) an interest in both evolutionary and ecological processes and how they interact. Experience with long-term datasets and fieldwork on birds is a bonus. Applicants should be willing to start early 2013. The appointment will be on a temporary basis for a maximum of almost 4 years, ending 1-1-2017. Salary depends on training and work experience. The maximum gross monthly salary coming with a full-time appointment will amount to €3.755,00 (scale 10 of the Collective Agreement for Dutch Universities). In addition we offer an 8% holiday pay, an end-of-year bonus, and extensive package of fringe benefits. The Netherlands Institute of Ecology (NIOO) is a top research institute of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences and focuses on fundamental and strategic research. The Department of Animal Ecology consists of various research groups studying the behavioural, evolutionary and/or population ecology of birds. The language used at the institute is English. NIOO is located in the university town of Wageningen, situated close to all major cities in the Netherlands. Additional information about this position (vacancy number AnE-012716) is available upon request from Dr. Martijn van de Pol (martijn.vandepol@anu.edu.au). More information about the NIOO and the department can be found on www.nioo.knaw.nl. Please send your application including a cover letter detailing your motivation for and expectations from this position, your CV including a summary of your past research, and contact information for three references to vacature@nioo.knaw.nl. Closing Date: 13 January 2013, interviews will be early February. Posted: 12/3/12.

Population Genetics of Phenotypic Plasticity: Max-Planck Institute for Developmental Biology/Max-Planck Institut Für Entwicklungsbiologie. The Department for Integrative Evolutionary Biology (Director Ralf J. Sommer) invites applications for a Postdoctoral Position. The Department has an active research program in integrative evolutionary biology studying the nematode model organism Pristionchus pacificus. Our research aims for an integration of evo-devo with population genetics and ecology (Sommer, Nat Rev Gen 10:416, 2009). P. pacificus lives in close association with scarab beetles and shows a predatory feeding behavior. Predation involves a morphological novelty building on phenotypic plasticity (Bento et al. Nature 466: 494, 2010) and nervous system rewiring (Bumbarger et al. Cell 152: 109, 2013). The lab has a field station on La Réunion in the Indian Ocean where P. pacificus shows massive genetic diversity, ideal for population genetics (Morgan et al., Mol Ecol 21:250, 2012). We are searching for a postdoctoral fellow interested in linking the feeding plasticity and its genetic regulation to population genetics in a well-established genomic framework. The Max-Planck Institute provides large-scale sequencing facilities, including next generation sequencing. Experience in population genetics is mandatory. Additional experience in microscopy is a plus. The position is for two years with a possible extension. Funding would be available from 1. October 2013. Closing date for applications: 30 April 2013. Please submit applications to: Ralf J. Sommer, Max-Planck Institute for Developmental Biology; Dept. for Evolutionary Biology, 72076 Tübingen, Germany, ralf.sommer@tuebingen.mpg.de. Posted: 4/17/13.

Wildlife Population Genetics: The Ernest Lab (Wildlife Genetics & Genomics) at the University of California Davis School of Veterinary Medicine is seeking a postdoctoral researcher to work on population genetics of select wildlife species. Exciting projects in applied and basic genetics involve several species (including hummingbirds, bighorn sheep, sea otters, black bears, mountain lions, domestic ferret). The post-doctoral researcher will use laboratory molecular methods (SNPs, microsatellites, mitochondrial DNA sequencing, and/or next-generation sequencing) to develop molecular markers and characterize genetic diversity. Additionally the researcher will analyze data from existing DNA data bases and assist writing journal manuscripts. Happy work place, mentoring and helping laboratory members achieve their career goals are very important to our lab. PhD. in genetics, biology, ecology or related field and involving genetics is required. Strong laboratory and data analysis experience in population genetics is required, including experience with molecular markers such as microsatellites, SNPs, and mitochondrial DNA sequence. Experience with next generation sequencing and data analysis (massively parallel, Illumina-type sequencing) and R is desirable and bioinformatics programming is a plus. Genetics experience need not be with animals – plant, human, microbe geneticists also invited to apply. Self-initiative and work independently to complete project tasks are required, as are good interpersonal skills to contribute effectively as a member of research team. Excellent verbal, written communication skills and professionalism are required. This laboratory-based position is available immediately for one year. Renewal is contingent upon performance and acquisition of funding for additional years (grant-writing required). To apply for the position, please email a letter of introduction stating why you are interested and a good candidate for the position, C.V., and names, emails, phone numbers of 3 PhD-level genetics/genomics scientists/professors who can provide references to: Holly Ernest DVM PhD (hbernest@ucdavis.edu). Posted: 4/11/13.

Avian Neuroscience: Post-doctoral opportunity at the University of South Florida. Dr. Toru Shimizu and Lynn B. (Marty) Martin are looking to hire a post-doc to help faciliate interdisciplinary research between our labs. Interested individuals can get more information about our research at the links above, but in brief, we're seeking candidates to aid in research in avian neuroanatomy, neuroendocrinology, and behavior, all grounded in eco-evolutionary biology. Please send a CV, one relevant reprint, and contact info for three referees to Marty Martin (lbmartin@usf.edu). We will consider applications through 30 April 2013. Individuals with some relevant skills and background are obviously most attractive, but we are willing to consider applications from talented individuals seeking training in the above areas. Posted: 4/9/13.

Bird Phylogenomics/Systematics: A postdoctoral research associate position is available in the Derryberry lab in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at Tulane University. This position is part of NSF funded research on the systematics of the largely Neotropical radiation of suboscines (Aves: Tyranni). This research involves faculty from five partner institutions (LSU, AMNH, Smithsonian, KU, and MPEG), so the successful candidate will be joining a highly collaborative and productive research team. The postdoctoral associate will be expected to contribute to (1) generating a species-level phylogeny of the 1000+ suboscine species using genomic approaches and (2) subsequent analyses intended to improve understanding of diversification in large radiations. The ideal candidate has experience in generating, assembling, and analyzing next-generation sequence data. Prior experience working on suboscines is also desirable, but not required. The Derryberry lab also has a strong interest in the tempo and mode of behavioral evolution, so candidates with an interest in exploring these types of questions in a phylogenetic context are strongly encouraged to apply. A strong publication record is preferred. An initial appointment will be for one year, with continuation for at least one additional year dependent upon performance. A start date by February 2013 or earlier is preferred. Send via email attachment a letter of application, curriculum vitae, statement of research interests, and names and addresses of three references to Dr. Elizabeth Derryberry at ederrybe@tulane.edu. Posted: 10/12/12.

Comparative Analysis Workflows for Phylogenetic Data: A postdoctoral research position is available in Dr. Robert Thacker’s laboratory at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) as part of a multi-institution award from the National Science Foundation’s Assembling, Visualizing, and Analyzing the Tree of Life (AVAToL) program. The Arbor team is building workflow software for comparative analyses of phylogenetic data at Tree of Life scales. Our current test cases address three fundamental questions in evolutionary biology: (I) The Evolutionary Process of Spatial Diversification, using species distribution data, phylogenetic relationships, and temporal data to understand processes underlying biogeographic patterns and ecological niche differentiation; (II) The Evolution of Symbiotic Communities, using natural evolutionary replicates to understand the tempo and mode of evolution in species interactions and the evolution of phylogenetic community structure; and (III) The Evolution of Complex Interactions, using novel evolutionary models and analytical algorithms to understand functional diversification during macroevolution and the evolution of interaction networks. The successful applicant will contribute to Arbor design and case studies, primarily focusing on the evolution of symbioses, but will also develop her/his own comparative analysis project. This position will be for 1 year initially and is renewable for an additional year dependent on applicant contributions to the project. Applicants should have, or be about to gain, a Ph.D. in Biology or a related field, and are expected to have experience with phylogenetic analyses. Preferred qualifications include a working knowledge of R, Perl, and/or Python. Applicants must e-mail a single PDF document containing a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a statement of research interests, and contact information for at least three references to thacker@uab.edu. The e-mail subject line must include “Postdoctoral Research Opportunity”. Review of applications will begin on March 1, 2013 and will continue until the position is filled. For more information about this position, please contact: Bob Thacker, thacker@uab.edu The UAB Office of Postdoctoral Education provides additional opportunities for training and career development. Posted: 1/24/13.

Tropical Forest Landscape Genomics: Department of Botany and Plant Pathology, Oregon State University. A postdoctoral position to apply genomic approaches to understanding the ecology and evolution of tropical plants is open in the laboratory of Dr. Andy Jones at Oregon State University. Research will involve field collection and lab work including genotyping and sequencing using Sanger and Illumina techniques, data assembly and annotation, and population genomic and landscape analyses. The applicant will work with the PI and collaborators, graduate and undergraduate students, and technicians and will be responsible for aspects of project coordination in the lab and field, analyzing results and writing manuscripts, and contributing to the development of research approaches and directions. The applicant is required to have a Ph.D. in biological sciences with expertise in plant identification in the field, plant ecology and/or, and population and landscape genetics. Experience with R, python, or other programing environments are highly desirable. Salary will be commensurate with experience and the position will be renewed annually, dependent upon funding. The position is based at Oregon State University, willingness and ability to travel and work independently in tropical environments for extended periods of time is required. Knowledge of Spanish is desirable, but not required. The successful candidate will have to opportunity to work in collaborative field and lab environments at Oregon State University, the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (Panama), and at the Organization for Tropical Studies (Costa Rica). To be considered for this position, send as a single pdf a CV, copies of up to three relevant publications, a cover letter that includes future professional interests, and the names and contact information for three references to jonesfr@science.oregonstate.edu. Please include “Landscape Genomics Postdoc” in the subject header. Informal inquiries are welcome at the same address. Review of applications will begin March 15 and will continue until the position is filled. Posted: 2/19/13.

Landscape Genetics of Greater Sage-grouse: Postdoctoral Research Fellowship. Greater sage-grouse is a species of conservation concern in North America. Population connectivity has become a major concern for sage-grouse populations and the influence of landscape composition on connectivity is an important research gap that needs to be filled. This research fellowship represents an extraordinary opportunity for the right candidate. Extensive research has been conducted on sage-grouse across Wyoming and the state is predicted to remain a stronghold for sage-grouse populations. This research is a component of a large collaborative research program addressing priority landscape-scale research questions for sage-grouse across Wyoming. We have already collected tissue samples and genotyped many individuals across the range. The successful candidate will be responsible for refining hypotheses of sage-grouse movement and connectivity in relation to landscape features across Wyoming, and addressing these hypotheses with the extensive data available. Salary: $40-43K/year plus benefits. Term: 2 years, with possibility of extension depending on available funding; Start date of spring/summer 2013. Applicants must demonstrate strong quantitative skills, familiarity with landscape ecology, and thorough knowledge of population and landscape genetics through prior training, publications, or work experience. The successful candidate will work as part of an interdisciplinary team of researchers that includes landscape and wildlife ecologists and population geneticists. In addition, the candidate will work closely with state and federal wildlife managers to communicate research findings. Position Requirements: 1. Examine landscape and environmental features affecting the spatial genetic structure of greater sage-grouse across Wyoming. 2. Perform landscape genetic and spatial analyses. 3. Produce reports and peer-reviewed publications of key results. Qualifications: 1. PhD in the field of population or conservation genetics, or other relevant area of study. 2. In-depth knowledge of current population and landscape genetic analyses. 3. Working knowledge of ArcGIS and R software. 4. Proven ability to publish research in high quality peer-reviewed publications. 5. Excellent written and oral communication skills. 6. Ability to work independently and as part of a team. Submit a letter of interest, Curriculum vitae, and names and telephone numbers of three references to Dr. Brad Fedy, bfedy@uwaterloo.ca or Department of Environment and Resource Studies, University of Waterloo, 200 University Ave. W., Waterloo, ON, N2L 3G1. We will begin review of applications on March 1st, 2013; however, the position will remain open until filled. The work will be conducted in the Department of Environment and Resource Studies at the University of Waterloo, working closely with the US Geological Survey and Colorado State University in Fort Collins, CO, the US Bureau of Land Management in Laramie WY, and the Wyoming Game and Fish Department. Posted: 2/18/13.

Landscape Genetics of Wolves: - Post Doctoral Research Assistant. Salary: $40-45k plus benefits. Term: 18 months, with possibility of extension depending on available funding; tentative start date of October 2012. Position will remain open until filled. We are seeking a post-doctoral researcher to examine landscape and environmental factors affecting the spatial genetic structure of the Western Great Lakes Distinct Population Segment of gray wolves (northern Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Michigan). Applicants much demonstrate expertise in laboratory molecular genetic techniques, strong quantitative skills, and familiarity with landscape ecology/conservation principles through prior trainings, publications or work experience. The successful applicant will work as part of an interdisciplinary team of researchers that includes landscape and wildlife ecologists and a population geneticist, and will work closely with state and federal wildlife managers to secure samples and communicate research findings. The position is part of a collaborative research project between the US Forest Service and the State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry, and located at the Institute for Applied Ecosystem Studies, Northern Research Station, US Forest Service, Rhinelander, WI. Job Requirements/Duties 1. Refine hypotheses on wolf movement (gene flow) in relation to landscape features across the region. 2. Coordinate collection of tissue samples with multiple agencies across MN, MI, and WI 3. Develop sampling designs and protocols to isolate DNA and determine allele frequencies 4. Conduct genetic laboratory analyses including microsatellite and SNP genotyping 5. Perform population genetic and spatial analyses 6. Produce reports and peer-reviewed publications of key scientific results, and present results at scientific conferences 7. Develop research proposals to secure extramural funding. Qualifications 1. PhD in the field of population or conservation genetics, or equivalent 2. In depth knowledge of current molecular genetic techniques, laboratory methods and equipment, and analytical approaches 3. Strong quantitative and analytical skills, experience with R and Bayesian analysis preferred 4. Familiarity with landscape ecology principles and spatial analyses, working knowledge of ArcGIS preferred. 5. Proven ability to publish research in high-quality peer-reviewed publications 6. Strong writing and oral communication skills 7. Ability to work well independently and as part of a team. Contact information: Submit a letter of intent, curriculum vitae, and names and telephone numbers of three references to Dr. Jacqueline Frair at jfrair@esf.edu or SUNY ESF, 257 Illick Hall, 1 Forestry Drive, Syracuse, NY 13210. Materials should be received by 21 September 2012 for optimal consideration. Posted: 8/13/12.

Genomics and Physiology of Seasonal Adaptation: A postdoctoral position in genomics and physiology of seasonal adaptation, life history evolution, and speciation is available in Dan Hahn's lab at the University of Florida. Our work takes a vertically integrated approach to understanding how rapid adaptation of insect seasonal life history timing can lead to speciation and radiation onto new host plants in the apple maggot sympatric speciation system. Specifically, a new host race of Rhagoletis pomonella formed when this fly radiated from its native host plant, hawthorns, onto domesticated apples. Because apples flower and fruit earlier in the summer than hawthorns and adult flies are short lived the two host races have become isolated in time. In this system temporal isolation of the two host races is driven by shifts in the timing of pupal diapause/dormancy wherein the apple host race enters diapause earlier than the hawthorn host race and also exits diapause earlier the next year to synchronize themselves with their novel host fruit. Thus, this system is not only a model for speciation and host plant adaptation, but also for adaptation to shifts in seasonal timing like those expected to occur with shifts in seasonality due to anthropogenic climate change. This project is a collaborative effort with Greg Ragland, Scott Egan, and Jeff Feder at the University of Notre Dame and the successful applicant will be part of a larger team at both U. Florida and Notre Dame. The postdoc will be expected to lead a group of undergraduate and graduate students in field collecting flies from both host plants, rearing them in the lab under different thermal regimes mimicking seasonal shifts, phenotyping dormancy using metabolic rates, and collecting staged tissue samples for RNA-seq, proteomics, and whole-genome associations. The postdoc will be expected to process, analyze, and integrate high-throughput data from next-generation sequencing and mass spectrometry and apply the results to a physiologically informed framework for the evolution of life history timing. Experience with high-dimensionality data, genomics, molecular evolution, and programming in R and Perl/Python are all a plus. The initial appointment will be for 2 years starting in summer 2013, with extension for up to 4 years based on performance. The University of Florida, in Gainesville, offers a rich scientific community for evolution, ecology, physiology/cell biology, and genomics that spans many departments including Entomology and Nematology (the academic home for this appointment), Biology, Wildlife, Forestry, the Genomics Institute, the US Department of Agriculture, and the College of Medicine. There will be substantial opportunities for interdisciplinary training across these units, including training in genomics and informatics, as well as additional training opportunities in teaching/instruction and scientific outreach to the public. For more information, contact Dan Hahn (dahahn@ufl.edu). To apply, send a single PDF document including your CV, a brief statement of previous research, and contact information for three references to Dan Hahn (dahahn@ufl.edu) by February 15th. Review of applications will begin in late February and continue until the position is filled, ideally with a summer 2013 start date. Posted: 1/2/13.

Plankton Predator-Prey Interactions/Marine Bioinformatics: The University of Rhode Island’s Graduate School of Oceanography invites applications for a Postdoctoral Research Associate position. The research project will examine predator-prey interactions in the plankton from ecological, evolutionary and physiological perspectives. Responsibilities and Duties: The postdoctoral associate will be primarily responsible for analysis of the high-throughput sequencing component of the project (biodiversity and transcriptomic data). Responsibilities also include dissemination of results in publications and presentations and a willingness to assist with proposal preparation. The individual will be required to contribute to the functioning of the lab, assist with graduate and undergraduate student mentoring and develop future research projects. The successful individual will have the opportunity to conduct fieldwork consisting of coordinated sampling with a coastal long-term time series program and/ or to design follow-on controlled laboratory experiments. Qualifications: Candidates are required to have a Ph.D. degree by June 2013 in Computer Sciences, Oceanography, Biology or a related field. Excellent command of the English language (written and verbal) and quantitative analytical skills are essential. Candidates should possess demonstrable experience with the analysis of high throughput sequencing data including programming knowledge and familiarity with evolutionary and/ or cell biology. Appointment: The position is for 12-months initially, commencing July 2013 and renewable depending on funding availability and performance. The successful candidate will receive training in research collaboration, presentation and publication of results, and outreach and mentoring. There will be opportunities for development of additional research projects and proposals. To Apply: Applications must include (1) a maximum 3-page statement of experience, career goals, research vision and interests; (2) curriculum vitae, (3) reprints of relevant publications and (4) names and addresses of three referees willing to write confidential letters of recommendation. All materials should be emailed as a single pdf document to: Tatiana Rynearson (rynearson@mail.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 goals of the funded research. For full consideration, applications should be received by April 1, 2013. Further information: Menden-Deuer lab. Posted: 3/4/13, revised: 3/25/13.

Bioinformatics of Microalgae: Transcriptome analyses of large next-generation sequencing datasets. The Menden-Deuer and Rynearson labs at the University of Rhode Island invite applications for a Postdoctoral Research Associate in bioinformatics and computational biology. Project Overview: This project aims to examine, quantify and understand gene expression in marine plankton. Plankton are single-celled eukaryotes that form the base of marine food webs and are therefore critical to the health and well-being of the world’s oceans. This project represents an opportunity for a talented and creative postdoctoral researcher to work with sequencing data from ecologically important organisms. There will be opportunities to develop new or utilize the most recent algorithms for transcriptome assembly and mapping, particularly because most plankton genomes have not yet been sequenced. Datasets include Illumina sequencing of plankton transcriptomes from multiple species and experiments under different conditions. The successful candidate will lead the project on the de novo analysis of transcriptomic data, which includes setting up and/or using available computational pipelines for transcriptomic data processing, identifying novel ‘high-responder’ genes and statistical comparison of multiple single-cell transcriptomes. The first dataset is ready for analysis. Responsibilities and Duties: The postdoctoral associate will be primarily responsible for analysis of the high-throughput sequencing component of the project (transcriptome sequence data). Responsibilities also include dissemination of results in publications and presentations and a willingness to assist with proposal preparation. The individual will be required to contribute to the functioning of the lab, assist with graduate and undergraduate student mentoring and help to develop future research projects. Qualifications: Candidates are required to have a Ph.D. degree by August of 2013 in Computer Sciences, Statistics, Biology or a related field. Excellent command of the English language (written and verbal) and quantitative analytical skills are essential. Candidates should possess demonstrable experience with the analysis of high throughput sequencing data including strong programming skills. We prefer candidates who have an excellent background in statistics and data mining. Appointment: The position is for 12-months initially, commencing August or September 2013 and renewable depending on performance. The successful candidate will receive training in research collaboration, presentation and publication of results, and outreach and mentoring. There will be opportunities for development of additional research projects and proposals. To Apply: Applications must include (1) a maximum 3-page statement of experience, career goals, research vision and interests; (2) curriculum vitae, (3) reprints of relevant publications and (4) names and addresses of three referees willing to write confidential letters of recommendation. All materials should be emailed as a single pdf document to: rynearson@mail.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 goals of the funded research. Please email rynearson@mail.uri.edu with additional questions about the position. Research will take place on the shores of Narragansett Bay, RI at the URI Graduate School of Oceanography. The labs are conveniently located along the eastern seaboard with easy access to Amtrak and major airports. The candidate will benefit from existing collaborations with researchers in computational biology both nationally and internationally. Closing date: For full consideration, applications should be received by July 1, 2013. Posted: 6/25/13.

Marine Bioinformatics: The Marine Microbiology Initiative of the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation is recruiting a bioinformatics fellow. Applicants must have a PhD or equivalent. The fellow will have a 1-2 year position and will contribute to developing strategy and implementation plans for the bioinformatics portfolio within the Initiative. For details, see the full job ad. Posted: 2/14/13.

Bioinformatics: A collaborative postdoctoral training position is available, offered jointly by the Department of Environmental Science and Technology (ENST) University of Maryland at College Park and the Sustainable Agriculture Systems Lab located on the 8000 acre USDA Beltsville Agricultural Research Center in suburban Washington DC. The successful candidate will be fluent with advanced bioinformatics approaches to genome assembly, RNA-seq, environmental metagenomics, microbial community analysis. QUIIME, velvet, R, Uni-frac, bio-conductor. Primary responsibilities will include an experiment examining plant microbe interactions in the soil/rhizosphere environment in a long-term farming systems study site. A RNA-seq approach will be taken to asses the meta-transcriptome in bulk and rhizosphere soils, coupled data will include transcriptional analysis of Corn and Soybean roots, plant health assessments and complete environmental characterization. This experiment is part of a data rich long-term agricultural research site with many nested treatments available to collect meta-data from. There will be opportunities to co-author on at least four other on-going next generation sequencing projects. The labs sponsoring this position are generally interested in environmental microbial ecology and interactions between below ground ecology and ecosystem functionality. We engage in a variety of research themes that link the research areas of biogeochemistry, agroecology, environmental sustainability and plant microbe interaction. Candidates should have or be close to obtaining a Ph.D. or equivalent degree in bioinformatics, computational biology, computer science, molecular biology, or a closely related field. Candidates with a background in soil microbial ecology, metagenomics and plant microbe interactions are especially encouraged to apply. Programming skills and experience in the application of computational methods to genomic data are highly desirable. Applicants must possess good communication skills and be fluent in both spoken and written English. The ability to learn how to use new software and quickly become expert in its use, critical thinking, problem-solving abilities, and the ability to work semi-independently are required. The funding for this position is stable and offers the trainee wide latitude in the design and pursuit of their research project. The successful candidate will have access to collaborate with USDA’s Biovine Functional Genomics bioinformatics core facility (illumina, bioanalizer,) as well as an in-house Roche 454 sequencer. Interested applicants with further questions can email Dr. Jude Maul (jude.maul@ars.usda.gov) or Dr. Stephanie Yarwood (syarwood@umd.edu). Applicants can apply at jobs.umd.edu, Posting # 118889. Posted: 3/4/13.

Bioinformatics/Functional Genomics: For a joint Post-Doctoral Associate position, The Biology Departments at Juniata College, a highly ranked, national liberal arts college of 1,500 students located in the scenic Allegheny Mountains of central Pennsylvania, and nearby (34 miles) Pennsylvania State University seek individuals interested in a career involving both research and teaching to fill a post-doctoral position in the area of Bioinformatics. Experience in performing relevant wet lab and computational analyses associated with RNAseq is essential, and teaching experience is preferred. Experience with Linux and Perl or Python are strongly preferred, as well as experience using compute clusters and Amazon EC2 computing. The Biology Department at Juniata has developed an innovative curriculum with support from NSF and HHMI, a strong tradition of undergraduate research and a rich history of sending students on to graduate studies and productive careers. Successful candidates will teach one introductory or upper level undergraduate course per semester, and instruct in an HHMI funded faculty development workshop that includes RNAseq. Candidates will support a new national initiative, headquartered on the Juniata campus, to incorporate massively-parallel sequencing technologies into the undergraduate curriculum and research (www.gcat-seek.org). Concurrently, 25% of time will be spent on functional genomics research in the lab of a sponsoring faculty member at Penn State, a leading institution for bioinformatics research. Applicants with an earned Ph.D. (required) and post-doctoral and teaching experience (preferred) should submit 1) a brief statement of teaching experience, philosophy, and interests; 2) a succinct two-page summary of research interests; 3) a curriculum vitae; 4) undergraduate and graduate academic transcripts; and 5) three letters of recommendation. All materials should be addressed to Gail Leiby Ulrich, Director of Human Resources, Juniata College, 1700 Moore Street, Box B, Huntingdon PA 16652. Review of applications will begin October 30 and continue until the position is filled. Posted: 10/16/12.

Information Theory and Ecosystems: Arizona State University's College of Technology and Innovation, in partnership with the ASU Global Institute of Sustainability and the USA National Phenology Network, seek outstanding applicants for a Postdoctoral Scholar or Ph.D. level Graduate Research Assistant position based at ASU's Tempe, Arizona campus. The position supports theoretical complex land surface ecosystem, ecohydrology, and climate system research funded by the U.S. National Science Foundation. Applicants will require strong mathematical, programming, and quantitative skills, with interests including ecosystems, phenology, eddy-covariance flux towers, watersheds, climate, and complex systems, and the curiosity and dedication necessary to pursue theoretical research in this context. Interests in information theory research are particularly sought. Ph.D. student applicants must be accepted by a related Ph.D. program at ASU, for example the School of Sustainable Engineering and the Built Environment, the School of Earth and Space Exploration, or the School of Sustainability. Postdoctoral applicants should communicate a CV. Please submit a letter detailing your interest and your application package to Dr. Benjamin Ruddell, via email to bruddell (at) asu.edu. Applications will be accepted through August 30, 2013. The position will begin on January 1st, 2014, or as negotiated. Posted: 5/28/13.

Conservation Genetics: A full-time assistant scientist in conservation genetics is available in the Center for Conservation and Sustainable Development of the Missouri Botanical Garden (MBG). The candidate is expected to take a leadership role in using molecular approaches to solve practical problems in conservation biology and restoration ecology. Candidates should have a solid understanding of botanical garden collections and interest in plant conservation. This individual will also implement projects to understand variation in genetic structure and diversity in wild plant populations and in botanical garden collections. The successful candidate will have the capacity to attract financial support for research activities by preparing proposals and obtaining grants from outside funding agencies. The incumbent will be expected to collaborate with staff in the Science & Conservation, Horticulture, and Education Divisions at MBG; students and faculty from local universities; and governmental and non-governmental organizations. The position will be based in St. Louis, where a vibrant community of systematists, ecologists, and evolutionary biologists interact through partnerships among MBG, Washington University, the University of Missouri-St. Louis and Saint Louis University. A Ph.D. in one of the following fields is required by the start date: genetics, evolution, ecology, conservation biology, or a related discipline. 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 recruiting@mobot.org before December 31, 2012. To apply, please visit: open positions and select job # L078. For questions, please contact Tracy Breckenridge (recruiting@mobot.org). Posted: 11/29/12.

Molecular Ecology of Tropical Mammals: Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Forest and Wildlife Ecology, University of Wisconsin-Madison. The successful candidate will work on an NSF-funded project using next-generation sequencing methods to study the demography and dispersal of two- and three-toed sloths. The position offers the opportunity to conduct some field work in Costa Rica, but is largely a laboratory position based in Madison. The position offers opportunities to interact and collaborate with multiple scientists on campus, as well as internationally with faculty at the University of Costa Rica and Groningen University in the Netherlands. Applicants should have a doctoral degree in Conservation Genetics, Molecular Ecology, or closely related discipline by the start date (see below). A strong publishing record and experience with next-generation sequencing methods are essential. Fluency in English also is essential and competence in Spanish is desirable, but not a requirement of the position. The position will be available May 1, 2013 and the duration of the appointment is two years and two months (26 months total). Salary will be $44k per year plus benefits. Applicants should send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and contact information for three references in a single pdf-file to mpeery@wisc.edu. The CV should contain a list of publications and information describing relevant skills and experience. Reviews of material will begin March 1, 2013 and continue until a suitable candidate is found. For further information, please contact: Dr. Zach Peery; Department of Forest and Wildlife Ecology; University of Wisconsin-Madison Madison, WI 53706; phone: 608.890.2766; E-mail: mpeery@wisc.edu. Posted: 1/28/13.

Population Modeling: Post Doctoral Fellow -Department of Forest and Wildlife Ecology, University of Wisconsin-Madison. The successful candidate will work on a NSF-funded project to develop a Bayesian population model that incorporates information on the spatial distribution of related individuals derived using genetic methods. The post-doc will be housed at Groningen University in the Netherlands, but will be a University of Wisconsin-Madison employee and collaborate with faculty at both universities. Requirements: Applicants should have a doctoral degree in quantitative ecology, biostatistics, population genetics, or closely related discipline by the start date. A strong publishing record, programming experience (Python, Perl, and/or C), population genetics background, and population modeling skills are essential. The position will be available Sept 1, 2013 and the duration of the appointment is 13 months. Salary will be $44k per year plus benefits. Applicants should send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and contact information for three references in a single pdf-file to Dr. Zach Peery at mpeery@wisc.edu. The CV should contain a list of publications and information describing relevant skills and experience. Reviews of material will begin June 30, 2013 and continue until a suitable candidate is found. Posted: 5/9/13.

Plant Population Genetics/Molecular Ecology: The Institute of Botany of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic v.v.i. is offering the position of a Head of Population Genetics Laboratory / Research Scientist from January 2013 or earlier. The position encompasses ·design, implementation and publication of state-of-the-art research in Plant Population Genetics / Molecular Ecology along the lines of the institute's general research directions ·management and further methodological development of the laboratory ·providing the lab infrastructure for other working groups, coordination of lab users, supervision of graduate / postgraduate students ·collaboration with colleagues from different departments, providing advise and support concerning experimental design, preparation of grant proposals, implementation of molecular procedures, data analysis and interpretation, publication and presentation of results Requirements ·PhD, publications in IF journals, experience with fundraising ·ability to lead a molecular laboratory, experience with the set-up of new techniques ·broad knowledge of molecular applications relevant in population genetics and their mathematical background ·experience with phylogenetic analyses, next generation sequencing and genome data analysis is of advantage ·experience with supervision ·excellent communication skills, ability to work collaboratively as well as independently. We offer ·a fully equipped molecular laboratory (incl. automated sequencer, lab technician) ·an excellent research infrastructure (see also Laboratories and Experimental Gardens) ·the possibility to collaborate on running and future projects ·the option to teach and officially supervise PhD theses at Charles University in Prague ·a pleasant working atmosphere in beautiful surroundings (Pru*honice Park) ·a salary according to age, experience, and scientific profile of the selected candidate in accordance with the regulations for academic personnel of Academy institutes, plus bonuses for publications and involvements in grant projects Applications should include a motivation letter, a curriculum vitae, a description of research interests and future intentions, and two letters of recommendation from supervisors or previous employers. All application materials should be submitted as a single pdf to (ibot@ibot.cas.cz) before 15 November 2012. Posted: 10/29/12.

Population Genetics/Phylogenomics: The University of Hawaii Manoa and USDA-ARS Pacific Basin Agricultural Research Center have funding for a post-doc or highly experienced technician in the area of population genetics/phylogenomics/bioinformatics. This research project is focused on analyzing populations of Tephritid fruit fly species using genome-wide analysis techniques towards marker discovery and developing assays for determination of source populations. The duties would be analysis of NGS data, focusing on population biology, genomics, etc. Strong background in population genetics and phylogenetics is required. Knowledge of linux/unix, scripting, and light programming in some language would be good, although on-site learning is possible too. Our approaches include RAD-Seq, GBS (genotyping by sequencing), RNA-seq, and multi-gene sequencing. We have advanced computing resources and a very active research program. Salary is ~$45k, hired through University of Hawaii Manoa, and the job will be stationed at the USDA-ARS Pacific Basin Agricultural Research Center in Hilo, Hawaii. Funding is guaranteed for 1 year, with possibility of extension based on future funding. PhD or Masters with extensive experience is required. If interested, please contact Dr. Scott Geib at scott.geib@ars.usda.gov and submit CV, Research Narrative, and contact for at least 3 references. Posted: 8/29/12.

Ecological Genetics of Salmon: The Coastal Oregon Marine Experiment Station at Oregon State University invites applications for a Postdoctoral Fellowship in Ecological Genetics. The postdoc will hold a leadership role among a larger research team studying founder effects of recently established populations of Chinook salmon (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha). Core responsibilities will be to develop methods to examine 1) the effects of hatchery propagation on reproductive success of Chinook salmon in the wild and 2) the evolutionary response of reduced hatchery influence on recently established wild populations with the aim of producing several publications for the primary literature. The successful candidate will be expected to provide general support and collaboration towards scholarly advancement in the Marine Genomics Program located at the Hatfield Marine Science Center in Newport, Oregon. To review posting and apply, go to http://oregonstate.edu/jobs. Apply to posting #0010093. Closing Date: 02/10/13. Email questions to: Kathleen.omalley@oregonstate.edu. Posted: 1/24/13.

Ecological Genetics: A have 2 postdoctoral positions available in my lab in the University of Georgia Department of Genetics. 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 Mauricio Lab and PIRE: Genetics of Invasive Species for more details). I am interested in hiring someone with 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. There is some flexibility in start date, but preference will be given to individuals who can start immediately. 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 proposed start date, a CV, and the names and contact information for 2 people who could write on your behalf. Posted: 9/25/12.

Insect ecological genomics and bioinformatics: There is one PhD student position and two post docs currently announced at the Department of Zoology, Stockholm University, Sweden, to work in the large-scale project "Insect life cycle genomics and adaptation in the wild", primarily on the butterfly Pieris napi. The supervisor/host is Chris Wheat. Last date for application April 2 (for the PhD) and April 8 (for the post docs). For more information see the full job ad at: Department of Zoology - Vacancies, Reference number SU FV-0851-13 and SU FV-0850-13 (postdoc) or FV-0796-13 (PhD). Posted: 3/22/13.

Plant-Herbivore Interactions: Postdoctoral position, University of Utah: The Kursar/Coley lab is looking for a Ph.D. ecologist or chemical ecologist with an interest in plant-herbivore interactions. A background in chemistry is useful but not essential. This could include analytical chemistry, metabolomics, chemoinformatics, or the use of statistical packages for the analysis of large data sets from LC-MS or GC-MS. The primary responsibility will be the analysis by LC-MS of the secondary metabolites, including non-protein amino acids, saponins and highly diverse phenolics, of multiple species in a genus of tropical tree, Inga, in a project funded by NSF. Our lab owns and has full-time access to a Waters I-class UPLC with a Xevo-G2 Q-ToF detector. The position also entails care of the LC-MS. All maintenance is covered by contract with Waters. The ideal candidate will have an excellent record of publication. The position also entails interacting with graduate students and co-supervision of undergraduates. Our research focuses on understanding the divergence of defenses among species of the tropical tree genus, Inga, a process that may be central to speciation and coexistence, two fundamental, long-standing and unresolved issues in ecology. The position is flexible such that, in addition to the core metabolomics goals, one also may focus on related aspects of particular interest to the candidate. The position is available on September 1 for an initial period of 1 year, with an option of up to 1 additional year. Please provide a CV, the contact information for three references, and a short (500- to 1000-word) statement regarding your future, long-term goals. Address questions and applications to Tom Kursar at kursar@biology.utah.edu. Posted: 5/28/13.

Ecological Genetics/Species Interactions: The Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at Princeton University seeks a post-doctoral or more senior research associate to work in Robert Pringle's lab on studies of plant-herbivore interactions in African savannas. Specifically, we aim to understand how plant communities are influenced by large herbivores, resource availability, and landscape history. To do this, we employ field experiments, analyses of plant phylogeny and functional traits, and molecular approaches. A particular area of interest is the use of DNA-based methods to analyze the diets of different large-herbivore and carnivore species, and the application of this information in the context of ongoing herbivore-exclusion experiments and large-scale restoration efforts in Kenya and Mozambique. The ideal candidate should have training in genetic, genomic, or other applicable molecular techniques. A strong interest in community and/or plant ecology is required, and prior experience is a plus. The appointment is for one year with the possibility of renewal based on satisfactory performance. Candidates should apply online at https://jobs.princeton.edu to Req#1200383, with curriculum vitae, a one-page statement of research interests and experience, and a cover letter that includes names and contact information of three references. For specific queries, please contact Dr. Pringle directly (rpringle "at" princeton.edu). Candidates should have a Ph.D. in biology or a related field. Posted: 8/7/12.

Plant Genetics/Rhizosphere Biochemistry/Microbial Ecology: The Rhizosphere Science Lab at the University of Kentucky is seeking a highly motivated individual to join an interdisciplinary group of faculty working together to investigate the dynamic interaction between plants and their soil environment and how these interactions influence ecosystem level processes. The research will be conducted at the interface of plant genetics/genomics, rhizosphere biochemistry, and microbial ecology with a specific focus on (1) Identifying key bioactive compounds in plant root exudates using a variety of chromatographic and spectroscopic techniques, (2) evaluating the influence of bulk and rhizosphere soil physiochemical properties and plant genetic lineage on root exudate production and persistence and, 3) the influence of these exudates on microbial community structure and function. The ideal candidate would have experience with plant growth techniques, microbial metagenomics and excellent analytical skills including experience working with, or the willingness to learn, the latest mass spectroscopy techniques (NMR, LC-MS, MALDI-TOF MS, etc.). Effective communication skills including the ability to present findings at national/international meetings, write research reports and publish in refereed journals are required. Candidates interested in this exciting opportunity should send their CV, GRE and TOEFL (international students) scores, transcripts and three letters of recommendation via email to Dr. David McNear (dave.mcnear("at")uky.edu). Posted: 8/21/12.

Wetland Biogeochemistry: The School of Earth and Environmental Sciences at Chapman University has an opening for a postdoctoral research fellow in wetland biogeochemistry. The individual hired for this position will work on a project exploring peatland methane cycling in the context of a multifactor climate change experiment. This position would be based in the laboratory of Dr. Jason Keller at Chapman University in Orange, CA but would involve frequent collaborations with Dr. Scott Bridgham at that University of Oregon. Ph.D. in appropriate field is required. Preference will be given to candidates with experience in anaerobic biogeochemistry and, in particular, the use of stable and radioisotopes to explore ecological processes including methane dynamics. The ideal candidate will have a successful track record in scientific publications as well as excellent written and oral communication skills. A willingness to engage undergraduate students in research is also desirable. Review of applications will begin on Jan. 15, 2013 with the position beginning in the Spring of 2013. Please send a cover letter with a current CV and contact information for three references to Dr. Jason Keller (jkeller@chapman.edu). Posted: 12/17/12.

Global Biogeochemical Cycling: The Global Ecology and Biogeochemistry lab at the University of California, Davis has an immediate opening for a postdoctoral scholar. The research seeks to understand the influence of terrestrial nutrient cycles on atmospheric CO2 levels and other global environmental changes (both natural and anthropogenic). A large body of experimental work has demonstrated that nutrients limit CO2 uptake and storage on land; yet our understanding of carbon, nitrogen, and phosphorus interactions remains uncertain. The goal of the research is to combine models, data syntheses, and isotopic techniques to examine coupled nutrient cycles across ecosystems and at the biosphere scale. Available funding (from NSF) is for 2 years, with the possibility of extension. Qualifications include a Ph.D. in some aspect of the Earth System Sciences (e.g., biogeochemistry, geophysics, systems engineering, ecology, etc.); research experience with global numerical modeling, nutrient cycles, and stable isotope biogeochemistry is strongly desired. Candidates with programming – C, C++, Fortran, GIS – experience are especially encouraged to apply. To apply for the position, please send a cover letter, cv, and names of three references to: Benjamin Z. Houlton, Associate Professor of Global Ecology and Biogeochemistry, Department of Land, Air, and Water Resources, University of California, One Shields Avenue, Davis, CA 95616. Applications can also be submitted electronically to: bzhoulton@ucdavis.edu. Applications received by March 22, 2013 will be given full consideration. Later applications might be considered. Posted: 2/4/13.

Biogeochemical Cycling/Mass Spectrometry: The Institute of Bio- and Geosciences – Agrosphere (IBG-3) conducts research to improve our understanding of biogeochemical and hydrological processes in terrestrial systems. Specific studies focus on environmental controls on biogeochemical cycling of elements, the analysis of exchange processes and nutrient dynamics in the soil-plant-atmosphere continuum. A combination of experiments, modelling and innovative observation technologies is used to bridge the gap between model, process and management scale. Its research contributes to the sustainable and resource-conserving use of soils and water and to the quantification of the effect of climate and land use change on terrestrial ecosystems. We offer a competent and interdisciplinary working environment, as well as an excellent framework in the areas of experiments and modelling. The overall task will be to further develop and implement analytical mass spectrometry techniques (such as MC-ICP-MS) of the use of K, Ca, Mg, Si and related isotopes and their application to enable identifying environmental controls on biogeochemical cycling of such elements. The research will contribute to provide information on the origin, fate and residence time of key elements in the terrestrial soil-plant and surface-groundwater systems, within the context of land use and climate change issues. It is envisaged that the research will make synergistic use of the existing Tereno and Soil-Can experimental facilities and infrastructure at the catchment, field and lysimeters scale. See the full job ad (Reference number: 233/2012HP) for details. Posted: 11/20/12.

Plant Invasion Ecology: Applications are invited for a post-doctoral fellow position within the Bio-Protection Research Centre based at Lincoln University, New Zealand. The Centre has a full-time position available for one year for a weed ecologist to undertake research on the project: ”Ecological impacts of alien plants on native vegetation: richness, community structure and ecosystem function”. The Postdoctoral Fellow will undertake independent research aimed at elucidating the impacts of alien plants on plant species and plant functional richness of invaded communities. A range of opportunities exist to apply different techniques to this issue including analysis of existing databases, meta-analysis and potentially fieldwork to examine how changes in the relative abundance of alien species impacts different components of vegetation. The Fellow will work in an active research group with strong national and international links and an excellent publication record in the area of invasion ecology. Applicants will be required to have: A PhD in ecology or a related field Research experience in the area of plant invasion ecology. Strong skills in quantitative data analysis, particularly statistical modelling. A record of peer reviewed publications As travel between field sites may be a feature of this position, a current driver’s licence is also required. The successful candidate will join an active and dynamic group of invasion ecologists. Further information and how to apply for vacancy number 13/07 is available on our website. Alternatively, please contact Human Resources on 03 325 3687 or email jobs@lincoln.ac.nz. Electronic applications are welcome and all applications should be accompanied by a covering letter, application form and CV. Applications must be received by 4 pm on Thursday 7 March 2013. Posted: 2/22/13.

Plant Invasions: I am seeking a postdoc to work on a DFG-funded project on bias in the historical introduction of horticultural plants and its consequences for current naturalization patterns. The work will include the compilation and analysis of large data sets with historical data on introductions, functional traits and naturalization success of alien plants. The successful candidate should have an interest in plant invasions, and have strong writing and statistical skills (preferably including structural-equation modelling). The position is funded for two years, and the salary will be at scale 13 TV-L. The earliest starting date is 1 March 2013, but a later starting date is negotiable. The University of Konstanz is one of the 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. The Ecology group is young, small and very international, and works on a diverse set of topics, including among others mating system evolution, plant responses to global change and determinants of plant invasiveness. If you are interested in this position, send a letter of motivation, a CV including a list of publications, a copy of your best publication, and the contact details of two references to mark.vankleunen@uni-konstanz.de. Please, merge all these documents into a single PDF file, and include your name in the file name. The application deadline is 1 February 2013. Posted: 1/22/13.

Invasive Species Modeling and Analysis: The Department of Forestry and Natural Resources at Purdue University invites applications for a post-doctoral position in invasive species modeling. The incumbent will conduct research on a NSF funded project to study the distribution and dispersal of invasive plants in the Southeastern U.S. Review of application materials will begin on May 1, 2013 and continue until the position is filled. Available immediately. Duration of Appointment: 24 months. The postdoctoral scientist will collaborate with other researchers in the area of landscape to regional level modeling of invasion dynamic. The incumbent will study the distribution and dispersal of invasive plant species with the consideration of invader traits, recipient system, and invasion drivers at multi-spatial scales. Salary: $40k annual stipend plus health care benefits. Required Qualifications: A PhD in ecology, forestry, geography, or biology is required with expertise in invasion ecology, modeling, and spatial analysis. Experience with R programming, GIS, and other analytical tools are highly desirable. Ability to work with researchers across a variety of disciplines is required. To apply, please send statement of interest, curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information of three references to: SongLin Fei, Ph.D., Department of Forestry and Natural Resources, Purdue University, 705 W. State St. West Lafayette, IN 47907-2033, Email: sfei@purdue.edu, Office phone: 765-496-2199. Posted: 4/17/13.

Invasive Species: Purdue University We are seeking high quality, motivated individuals to be recruited in a NSF funded Macrosystems Biology PRIDE Project. This project uses a new functional-trait based research framework that incorporates all three major invasion components (i.e., the invader, the recipient system, and drivers that facilitate the invader) with the consideration of temporal progression and spatial dependency. Two postdoctoral fellows, 2 PRIDE Fellows (PhD), 6 Undergraduate Scholars, and 4 internships will be recruited to conduct invasive species research. All positions are available starting 2013. Applications from women and underrepresented minorities are highly encouraged. Inquiries on the position should be directed to Dr. Songlin Fei (sfei@purdue.edu). We seek two postdocs in this project. Postdoc one will study the linkages among invasion components and explore their cross-scale interactions and postdoc two will examine the functional traits associated with invasive species. Applications should include a letter of interest, CV and three references. We seek two PhD fellows to study the distribution pattern and traits of invasive species and the association with biological, physiographical, and social factors. Applications should include a letter of interest, resume, cumulative GPA, GRE scores, and letters from three references. Applications should reference to the fellowship in order to be considered. Deadline for fall 2013 admission is March 1, 2013. Internships: Four students (either undergraduate or graduate) will be recruited to spend 6-10 weeks at a USFS field station or at Purdue to work on this project. Applications should include a letter of interest, resume, cumulative GPA, and three references. Posted: 12/20/12.

Evolution and Ecology of Invasive Cane Toads: The University of Sydney School of Biological Sciences seeks two Postdoctoral Research Associates in the evolution and ecology of invasive cane toads, funded by an ARC Laureate Fellowship "Using biological invasions to understand evolutionary processes" held by Richard Shine. The project exploits the unique logistical opportunities offered by the cane toad’s Australian invasion to pose and test a suite of hypotheses about evolutionary-ecological processes. In particular, why has the rate of dispersal of invasion-front toads increased so rapidly over this relatively brief period? What are the relative roles of spatial sorting and natural selection in driving that range-edge acceleration? How and why do cane toads at the invasion front differ from those in long-colonised areas in traits such as cognitive ability, behavioural syndromes, dispersal tactics, immunobiology, locomotor ability, morphology and phenotypic plasticity? The project not only will compare such traits between toads from invasion-front versus long-colonized areas, but also link those changes to concurrent research on the genetic divergences that have accumulated during the toads’ Australian invasion. For more information and to apply, search University of Sydney careers for Reference No. 1614/0912. Closing Date: 13 January 2013. Posted: 11/29/12.

Huxley Fellow in Ecology and Evolution: The Ecology and Evolutionary Biology department of Rice University seeks to fill a Huxley Fellow position in ECOLOGY or EVOLUTION. The position is a two-year appointment with a third year extension possible, with a start date of July 1, 2013. Our prestigious Huxley Fellow Program aims to recruit outstanding researchers with a PhD and postdoctoral experience, who merge excellence in teaching (25%) and research (75%). The Huxley Fellows receive faculty status, employee benefits, competitive salary, and research funds for independent or collaborative research. Collaborative interests with the existing faculty are a plus and applicants are encouraged to identify a potential faculty host within the EEB department. An application (curriculum vitae, statement of research interests and statement of teaching) and three letters of recommendation should be submitted via e-mail to Diane Hatton, rdh@rice.edu. Please write “Huxley Fellow Application" in the subject line. Application review will begin April 12, 2013. For further questions and informal inquiries please contact Dr. Tom Miller (Tom.Miller@rice.edu), Huxley Fellow Search Committee Chair. Posted: 3/27/13.

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. The position may continue for two years, subject to review after one year, and can begin as early as July 1, 2013. The salary starts at $40k Canadian per year, with research expenses covered by the Post-Doctoral Advisor. The Fellow will be a fully participating member in the Department. Candidates must identify and communicate with a potential advisor (or advisors) in advance of the application process. All full-time faculty members at the St. George (downtown) campus of the University of Toronto are eligible to serve as advisors (see the full announcement for a complete 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 November 12, 2012. The University has 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: 10/3/12.

Plant Evolutionary Responses to Climate Change: Project Baseline, a multi-institutional project to create a seed bank for the study of evolution, is seeking a full-time Postdoctoral Associate in the Department of Biology at the University of Minnesota Duluth to participate in a collaborative project to create a new resource for detecting evolutionary change in plants. The appointment will initially be for one year and may be renewed for a total of up to 36 months. The base salary is $37k and includes benefits. The anticipated start date is February 4, 2013. The goal of this project is to create a nationwide seed bank of wild populations to be preserved for the next 10-50 years at the National Germplasm Conservation Lab in Fort Collins, CO. This resource will enable assessments of both rapid and long-term responses to climate change and facilitate investigation of the genetic basis of adaptation. We will also create a GIS database of population and environmental information that will be useful in a wide variety of ecological and conservation applications. For more information on the project, see Franks et al. 2008, The resurrection initiative: Storing ancestral genotypes to capture evolution in action. BioScience 58: 870-873. This individual will conduct research that provides further development of his/her career skills and/or allows the individual opportunities to learn new research techniques necessary to fully participate in the project. Training & mentoring will be under the direction of Dr. Julie Etterson. To apply, see the full job ad or navigate to: https://employment.umn.edu/ and search for Requisition # 177277. Posted: 11/15/12.

Plant Evolutionary Responses to Climate Change: Postdoctoral Associate, Project Baseline: a seed bank for the study of evolution. A postdoctoral position is available in the lab of Steve Franks in the Department of Biology at Fordham University in New York. The position will involve work on Project Baseline, an initiative to collect seeds of multiple target species to analyze evolutionary responses to changes in climate. Responsibilities include traveling throughout the eastern US to field sites, collecting seeds and environmental data, analyzing data, helping to supervise undergraduate students and other collectors, and coordinating with collaborators. Qualifications include a Ph.D. in Botany, Ecology, Evolution or a related field; skills in plant identification; written and oral communicational skills; organizational, time and task management skills; proficiency with logistics; and the ability to travel for extended periods of time and work in the field under a variety of conditions. Experience in quantitative or ecological genetics, GIS, or climate or niche modeling would be useful. The start date for the position is on or after October 15, 2012. Review of applications will begin August 15, 2012. To apply, please send a cover letter including current contact information, CV, and contact information for 3 references by e-mail to Steve Franks (franks@fordham.edu). PDF files are preferred. Inquiries may also be sent to this e-mail address. Posted: 7/24/12.

Lecturer, Ecology and Evolution: University of Maryland Biology Department full-time, 9 month appointment (renewable annually), nontenure track Category: 03-Faculty-Non-Tenured,Term Contract Responsibilities will include coordination of introductory biology course in Ecology and Evolution, teaching in Ecology and Evolution and/or Integrative Organismal Biology courses, advising undergraduates (including of majors in Ecology/Evolution; Biodiversity/Conservation Biology), assistance with teaching administration within the Department of Biology, and involvement in undergraduate recruitment activities. Qualifications: Ph. D. in an area of the Biological Sciences, strong background in ecology and evolutionary biology, and excellent teaching, writing, organizational, and communication skills. Teaching experience at the college level preferred. January 9, 2013 preferred start date. To apply, send a letter of application, a statement of instructional philosophy and experience, a curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information for three individuals who are willing to write letters of reference (a single PDF document containing all application materials is preferred). All applications received by October 17, 2012 will receive full consideration and review will continue until the position is filled. Submit materials to: jobs.umd.edu. Posted: 9/28/12.

Applied Ecologist: The Botanical Research Institute of Texas (BRIT) seeks a full time researcher to begin as soon as possible. We seek a creative individual with experience conducting applied ecological research and/or plant biology. The candidate would be able to establish and lead major research projects that generate biodiversity information about the BRITscape (research/education landscape of the BRIT facility in Fort Worth). Embrace and develop BRIT facility as a research opportunity. Lead in decision-making about the BRITscape. Develop BRITscape plan to be submitted for consideration by BRIT administration. Provide scientific support to education programs. Inform teachers about recommended environmental/botanical content to present. Maintain a BRIT knowledge-bank of environmental education content. Please see the full job description at http://brit.org/about/employment. The successful applicant will have a Ph.D., preferably with postdoctoral experience, formal training in botanical systematics, and experience generating and managing competitive research grants resulting in peer reviewed publications. Restoration experience, particularly with prairies, or urban ecology experience is desirable. Review of applicants begins 1 Dec 2012. Selection of applicants will be made through assessment of: 1) training/expertise, 2) research accomplishments and objectives, 3) competitive grant acquisition experience, 4) references, and 5) leadership. Application Process: Submit curriculum vitae, three letters of reference, top publications, and specific statements about training, research accomplishments and objectives, and leadership experience. Application packets should be addressed to: Keri Barfield, Research Programs Manager at the Botanical Research Institute of Texas, 1700 University Drive, Fort Worth, TX 76107 or by email (kbarfield@brit.org). Posted: 12/13/12.

Applied Ecologist: The Alberta Biodiversity Monitoring Institute (ABMI) invests millions of dollars annually in environmental data collection. The ABMI needs to analyze, interpret, and apply this environmental data to support public policy and natural resource management. The ABMI's Applied Ecologist works in ABMI's Science Centre and is responsible for analyzing data to support environmental management throughout Alberta. Duties: Analyzes biodiversity data collected by ABMI to estimate the occurrence and abundance of numerous plant and animal species, including trends over time; develops and uses new approaches [see link below for more duties]. Qualifications: PhD in ecology or related discipline preferred; equivalent combinations of education and experience may be considered Greater than 3 years working in the field of resource management Experience working with research teams Excellent interpersonal skills Strong analytical ability and basic GIS ability Experience modeling species response human disturbances, working in Alberta ecosystems and with a broad diversity of taxa Research experience in community ecology Experience working on multidisciplinary team. Deadline: August 17, 2012. Apply here. Posted: 8/2/12.

N Deposition/Plant Diversity: We seek candidates for a Research Associate ("postdoctoral researcher") position assessing impacts of nitrogen deposition on terrestrial ecosystems and plant diversity across large spatial gradients. The position is associated with a synthesis effort funded by the EPA and USGS Powell Center, and will be based at the University of Colorado. The position will run for 2 years, with the possibility of a 3rd year. Applications should be submitted by September 21st. For additional information please contact Bill Bowman (William.Bowman@colorado.edu), Chris Clark (Clark.Christopher@epamail.epa.gov), or Edie Allen (edith.allen@ucr.edu). Successful candidates must have a PhD, expertise in vegetation dynamics, including physical and biotic environmental influences on community composition, and an understanding of how nitrogen deposition affects plant diversity and soil biogeochemistry. Skills required for the position include: - ability to compile data from various sources on spatial gradients of plant diversity, nitrogen deposition, and soil and plant response metrics, and organize them with data management programs such as Access, Python, or similar programs - use of quantitative analysis using multivariate statistics to tease out environmental influences (climate, soils, disturbance, N deposition) on variation in plant diversity - vegetation sampling of herbaceous species (species identification, richness, abundance) - knowledge of plant (C:N) and soil (C:N, DIN, cations) chemical analyses - ability to organize and supervise field crews - spatial modeling techniques (GIS) and spatial statistics, as well as application to vegetation distribution and atmospheric deposition - Ability to write manuscripts for peer-reviewed journal publication See the full job ad to apply (Job Posting Number 819084). Posted: 9/6/12.

Assistant Director for Scientific Research Collections: will be responsible for planning, implementing and overseeing the archiving of biological, physical and chemical samples, tissues, and specimens collected as part of the field-based research of the National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON) Observatory. This person will actively collaborate with NEON scientists to determine, document and establish archiving requirements and spearhead outsourcing of archiving to existing facilities. This person will actively network with museums, collection and archive facilities and related science institutions for the purpose of establishing long-term relationships for archiving NEON Observatory collections, and will pursue appropriate contracting arrangements to support collections requirements. For details, see the full job ad. Posted: 9/26/12.

Algal Systematics: A 2-year postdoctoral position is available in the laboratory of Juan Lopez-Bautista at The University of Alabama. The successful candidate will participate in a macroalgal molecular systematics project funded by The National Science Foundation. This is a non-tenure track position on a 12-month appointment and renewable based on availability, funding, and performance. The candidate will be involved in the generation, sequencing and analyses of a multigene database. The candidate will also help the PI mentoring graduate and undergraduate students, and managing an active lab working on algal biodiversity, systematics, and genome evolution. The candidate will have the opportunity to develop collaborative research project(s) in the area of algal systematics. Minimum qualifications: 1) A Ph.D. in biology or related field; 2) previous research experience and publication record; and 3) strong interpersonal and writing skills and the ability to work as part of a team. Application Deadline: 1 May 2013 (or until filled). Position starts August 1st., 2013. Apply online at http://facultyjobs.ua.edu/, Requisition # 0806972 (a general postdoc application pool, create a logon ID, and submit documentation). Interested individuals should provide with a cover letter, a CV, a 2-page (maximum) statement of interest including research background and goals, and contact details for three individuals who could provide a confidential letter of recommendation. Upload all required materials to the site and additionally send the same materials to Juan Lopez-Bautista at jlopez@ua.edu. Posted: 4/19/13.

Algae Phylogentics and Genomics: Two full-time post-doc positions are available in the Molecular Biology Laboratory at SangMyung University (Seoul, South Korea). 1) One position will take over the current post doc’s job, due to her moving out soon. This applicant will study on microalgae phylogenetics using nuclear rDNA, chloroplast, mitochondrial genes and protein coding genes, as well as metagenomic algal diversity using pyrosequencing. 2) Another position will involve molecular biology and genomics of algae. Therefore, this post-doc will do gene cloning of microalgae functional genes and their gene expression experiments using real-time PCR, NGS techniques, or microarrayas, as well as manuscript preparations. Requirements: Applicants of any nationality are eligible to apply for these positions. Applicants should hold a PhD degree in biology (e.g. freshwater, marine, phylogenetics, molecular biology, etc). 1. Experiences in algae, genomics, and phylogenetics will be important assets for each position. 2. Also, good writing skill in English is essential for each position. Applications should be received by May 31, 2013, including a brief outline of research interests and experiences, a complete CV and marital status, and two supporters with email addresses and phone numbers for your reference, by email in a single MS word(or pdf)-file to the address below. Appointment is for a 1-3 year period starting Aug. 1, 2013 (negotiable). Please feel free to get in touch as question. Submission and contact: kijs@smu.ac.kr (Dr. JS Ki, Assistant Professor in life science). Posted: 4/17/13.

Phylogenetics and Biodiversity Informatics: The Swenson Lab at Michigan State University is seeking a postdoctoral researcher that will help design, test and implement phylogenetic methods for imputing missing values in global plant functional trait databases in order to facilitate the mapping of plant functional diversity on continental scales. The research is in collaboration with Dr. Jens-Christian Svenning at Aarhus University in Denmark. Funding will be provided to the postdoctoral researcher each year to visit Aarhus, Denmark in order to collaborate with the Svenning lab. The position is for one year with a second year contingent upon satisfactory performance. Applicants with experience inferring large phylogenetic trees and/or phylogenetic comparative methods are particularly encouraged to apply. Interested applicants should contact Nate Swenson (swensonn@msu.edu) with a CV, a brief (0.5 page) statement of interest and previous research, and the names of 3 individuals that would be willing to provide letters of support. Posted: 2/25/13.

Biodiversity Informatics: The School of Life Sciences (SOLS) at Arizona State University invites applications for a Biodiversity Informatician. This is an academic, non-tenure track faculty research associate appointment. SOLS is committed to strengthening its impact in the fields of biodiversity informatics research and virtual collections management. SOLS maintains organismal collections totaling more than 1.5 million preserved specimens, and has played an instrumental role in creating the Southwest Environmental Information Network (SEINet) which serves more than 2 million records and 100,000 images on-line. The successful candidate will work in close collaboration with SOLS curators, collection managers, and affiliated researchers and students to advise, develop, and implement database-driven web applications aimed at the electronic dissemination of biological specimen and observation records. Focal areas include the future development of SEINet and its underlying software platform Symbiota, amalgamation and synthesis of all SOLS virtual collections into a unified web portal, participation in novel biodiversity informatics research projects, and integration with other initiatives and services in this dynamic field (e.g. CAP-LTER, Complexity of Life, Global Names, GBIF, iDigBio). The selected candidate will assume co-leadership in developing successful externally funded informatics projects, and serve as liaison between ASU collections researchers and students, network administrators, and other ASU information technology support staff. Additional responsibilities may include participation in the creation and implementation of a new teaching curriculum in the field of biodiversity informatics. Candidates must have an advanced degree (M.Sc. or higher) in Biology or Computer Science; minimally three years of experience in biodiversity informatics research and software development; and a strong familiarity with biocollections data management (e.g. DarwinCore) and contemporary nomenclatural and taxonomic practices and standards (e.g. TDWG). Desired qualifications include participation in recent federally funded research projects in this field (NSF-ADBC program, iDigBio, GBIF, etc.); extensive experience with programming languages and database-driven web application development, and specifically skills in database design and management such as AJAX, CMS (e.g. Drupal), HTML 5, CSS, SQL, XML, network and server administration, and scripting languages (Java, JavaScript, Perl, PHP, Python, Ruby); familiarity with Web 2.0 programming technologies; high adaptability to meet new challenges; and evidence of strong verbal and written communication skills, including grantspersonship. To apply, send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and up to three other items of choice that represent the ability to work as biodiversity informatician to Anna Fields, attn: Biodiversity Informatician Search Committee, School of Life Sciences, PO Box 874501, Tempe, AZ 85287-4501, with electronic applications sent as PDF files to solsfacultysearch3@asu.edu preferred. The initial closing date for receipt of complete applications is October 14, 2012. For additional information, please feel free to contact Nico Franz (nico.franz@asu.edu) or Les Landrum (les.landrum@asu.edu). Full job ad. Posted: 9/25/12.

Cyanobacteria Ecology/Cyanotoxins: I am looking for an immediate post-doc to start as soon as possible on a project investigating the ecology of cyanobacteria and toxin production as well as applied aspects of cyanotoxins. This will involve both field and lab work. The candidate will be based at Weill Cornell Medical College in Qatar a branch of Weill Medical College of Cornell University. The salary is competitive with generous benefits. Please contact me directly, Renee Richer (rricher@richerenvironments.com). Posted: 12/14/12.

Biological Oceanography: A postdoctoral position in computational biological oceanography is available under the mentorship of Dr. Caz Taylor (Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and Center for Computational Science, Tulane University, New Orleans). The successful candidate will further develop existing computational particle-tracking models that use underlying oceanographic data to simulate pelagic larval movement in the Gulf of Mexico. The models will be applied to research on the movements and population connectivity of blue crabs in the Northern Gulf of Mexico and the effects of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill on this economically and ecologically important species. This research is part of a larger project that includes investigations into population genetics, evolutionary dynamics, population dynamics, fisheries management and ecotoxicology. The postdoctoral researcher will develop his/her own research questions and will be expected to present results at scientific conferences and publish in peer-reviewed journals. The preferred start date is January 1 2013 but some flexibility is possible. The initial appointment will be for two years with an extension of one additional year depending on performance. Starting salary is $40k per year plus standard benefits. Requirements include: (1) Strong computational and programming skills, prefer experience in C++ and matlab; (2) Demonstrated research excellence; (3) Strong oral and written communication skills. Preference will be given to applicants whose research interests and expertise complement the research project but outstanding applicants looking to broaden their field of interest will also be seriously considered. To apply, send a cover letter and CV electronically to: Dr. Caz Taylor (caz@tulane.edu). Posted: 11/15/12.

Marine Turtle Assessment: The Marine Turtle Assessment Program at NOAA's Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center is hiring 2 postdocs in partnership with the National Academy of Sciences National Research Council to do marine turtle research. Both positions are based in Hawaii, and focus on quantitative research on sea turtles in the Pacific Islands. We are looking for energetic individuals who possess a range of analytical/modeling skills, particularly related to quantifying ecological patterns at different spatiotemporal scales. The first position focuses on analyzing an extensive database of spatially-referenced in-water sea turtle surveys from the western and south Pacific. The primary task will be in generating quantitative models to understand the abundance and distribution of insular Pacific sea turtles from these data. The second position will develop ecosystem indicators for sea turtle bycatch and juvenile recruitment. The bulk of work will be analyzing a variety of empirical data streams - including fisheries interactions, satellite tracks, oceanographic data, climate, and information from novel miniaturized biotelemetry devices - to describe the pelagic habits and habitats of juvenile sea turtles. Both projects will have access to field work and will have opportunities to contribute to a broad suite of research projects in our lab. Application deadlines for both positions is 1 August, with an expected start date in the early fall 2013. The positions are currently listed for a term of one year, with plans for annual review and renewal, with a total duration of no more than three years. Details on compensation and how to apply are available at the above links. Please contact Kyle S. Van Houtan (kyle.vanhoutan@noaa.gov) with any questions. Posted: 5/28/13, revised: 7/2/13.

Marine Mammal Habitats: The Cooperative Institute for Marine and Atmospheric Studies (CIMAS) of the University of Miami, Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science, invites applicants for a Postdoctoral Associate position in Marine Biology and Fisheries. This position is situated at the NOAA Fisheries Southeast Fisheries Science Center Protected Resources and Biodiversity Division located in Key Biscayne, FL. We seek a postdoctoral researcher to join our group and participate in a project to assess the abundance and spatial distribution of marine mammals along the U.S. east coast. This program is part of the Atlantic Marine Assessment Program for Protected Species (AMAPPS) which includes intensive data collection along the U.S. east coast to obtain data on the seasonal abundance and spatial distribution of marine mammals and sea turtles. The incumbent will use this newly collected data and historical databases to develop seasonal spatially explicit habitat models for marine mammals to support environmental planning and impact assessments by a variety of agencies. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Marine Biology, Biology, Oceanography, Ecology, Statistics or other related fields. Preference will be given to applicants with experience with statistical analysis to investigate species-environment relationships, management of large datasets, and production of GIS products, as well as experience in conducting marine mammal field surveys. Apply on line at: www.miami.edu/careers, position # 045303. Curriculum Vitae and the contact information for 3 people who can provide letters of recommendation are required. For additional information, please contact: Dr. Lance P. Garrison, Protected Resources and Biodiversity Division, NMFS - Southeast Fisheries Science Center, Lance.Garrison@noaa.gov. Posted: 8/2/12.

Primate Ecology Summer Session Instructor: Institute for Tropical Ecology and Conservation, Inc. (ITEC). An instructor is needed to teach a four-week Summer Session field course in primate ecology (primatology). The instructor will be responsible for designing and executing a college-level field course that emphasizes field research techniques as applied to a lowland tropical wet forest environment. The course will take place at the Bocas del Toro Biological Station, Boca del Drago, Bocas del Toro, Republic of Panama, during Session B, 15 June-10 July, 2013. The course is limited to 10 students and teaching assistants will be provided with sufficient enrollment. The instructors will be responsible for developing a syllabus and executing their field course within ITEC¹s general framework of lectures, group projects and student independent research. The course should include but is not limited to formal lectures, group projects or exercises, exams, student independent research projects, reports and oral presentations at the end of the session. The Bocas del Toro Biological Station represents an ideal site for primate study and education. The field station is located on a hill overlooking Almirante Bay and surrounded by tropical lowland wet forest. Three species of non-human primates are found at the field station, including white-faced capuchins, howling monkeys and night monkeys. Howlers and capuchins are particularly abundant, are habituated to observers, and are easily followed along our trail systems. ITEC will cover all travel, meals and lodging related to travel to and from the field station, meals and lodging while at the field station, and travel and lodging during the three-day cloud forest fieldtrip. Instructors receive a salary and accrue additional wages determined by level of enrollment. Contact ITEC for details. Applicants for this position should have the Ph.D. in hand (or doctoral candidates) and have a background in primate ecology, behavior or psychology, teaching experience and field experience. Candidates with previous experience teaching field courses will be most competitive, particularly those with experience in the Neotropics. To apply for this position, please submit: 1. Letter of Intent describing your interest in applying for the position. 2. Curriculum Vitae 3. Two academic or employment-related references including names, addresses, phone numbers and email addresses. Send application to: Dr. Peter N. Lahanas, Executive Director, Institute for Tropical Ecology and Conservation, 2911 NW 40th Place Gainesville, Florida, 32605, USA Ph: 352-367-9128, fax: 352-375-1474, E-mail: lahanas@itec-edu.org. Applications may be submitted electronically. Posted: 3/25/13.

Coral Reef Ecology Lecturer: CIEE Research Station Bonaire, Dutch Caribbean. Application deadline: 7 June 2013. Contract period: 11 months (12 August 2013 through 11 July 2014) with a total of 6 weeks off between programs. Compensation: US$30k plus RT airfare. The CIEE Tropical Marine Ecology and Conservation program in Bonaire is a study abroad program for upper level, undergraduate students and is an intensive program with a focus on field ecology. CIEE Research Station Bonaire is currently recruiting two teaching faculty for the academic year. During the fall 2013 and spring 2014 semesters, the faculty will teach Coral Reef Ecology and co-teach Independent Research and Marine Ecology Field Research Methods. During the summer 2014 program, the faculty will co-teach Marine Ecology Field Research Methods and Tropical Ecology of the Southern Caribbean. The position requires 40+ hours each week to support the academic program, which includes a substantial time commitment for student independent research projects. One should expect an intensive and highly rewarding academic experience. As part of the CIEE faculty there are program activities that you will be expected to assist with and attend, including public service events and group recreational activities. In addition to teaching, faculty will have the opportunity to collaborate on CIEE's research projects, including field research, data analysis and manuscript preparation. The faculty will also support the program by assisting with management of the laboratory, public outreach and day to day operations of the field station. This is a physically demanding position as faculty are part of a field science program that employs shore diving to demonstrate theoretical principles in the field. The position is time intensive during the semester programs: in addition to teaching you will be responsible for up to 8 independent research projects. The summer sessions are also time intensive as they are 3 to 4 semester credits and are taught in 2 to 3 weeks. Minimum qualifications: a PhD in Biology (or related field) with an emphasis in marine ecology or conservation biology; scientific diving experience and a comprehensive dive physical (AAUS); broad field experience in marine ecology and excellent analytical skills; demonstrated ability to work as a team member; a commitment to teaching marine ecology and conservation; an eagerness to work closely with students; an appreciation for field-based education; current certifications in First Aid, CPR, DAN Oxygen Rescue; DAN dive insurance; a driver's license and the ability to drive a standard. To apply: Email a cover letter (detailing your experience with undergraduate teaching, scientific diving and research) and a CV with contact information for 3 references to info@cieebonaire.org and type the name of the position that you are applying for in the subject line (Coral Reef Ecology Instructor). Posted: 5/28/13.

Coral Reef Ecology Summer Session Instructor: Institute for Tropical Ecology and Conservation, Inc. (ITEC) Short term, full-time contract. An instructor is needed to teach a four-week Summer Session field course in coral reef ecology. The instructor will be responsible for designing and executing a college-level field course that emphasizes field research techniques as applied to a tropical marine environments. The course will take place at the Bocas del Toro Biological Station, Boca del Drago, Bocas del Toro, Republic of Panama, during Session C, 15 July ­ 9 August, 2013. The course is limited to 10 students and teaching assistants will be provided with sufficient enrollment. Instructors are responsible for developing a syllabus and executing their field course within ITEC's general framework of lectures, group projects and student independent research. The course should include but not limited to formal lectures, group projects or exercises, exams, student independent research projects, reports and oral presentations at the end of the session. The Bocas del Toro biological station represents an ideal site for marine study and education. Both hard and soft coral reefs abound in the archipelago and there are reefs, beaches, sea-grass beds and mangrove forests adjacent to the field station. Area reefs are shallow with dives typically in the 20-30 ft range. A dive boat and some dive and field equipment are available for use by the course. Students are expected to bring their own dive equipment. ITEC will cover all travel, meals and lodging related to travel to and from the field station, meals and lodging while at the field station, and travel and lodging during the three-day cloud forest fieldtrip. Instructors receive a salary and accrue additional wages determined by level of enrollment. Candidates for this position should have the Ph.D. in hand or are doctoral candidates. Applicants should have a background in coral reef ecology but individuals with a focus on broader aspects of marine biology, animal behavior or conservation are also encouraged to apply. Candidates with previous experience teaching field courses will be most competitive, particularly those with experience in the Neotropics. To apply, please submit: 1. Letter of Intent describing your interest in applying for the position. 2. Curriculum Vitae 3. Two academic or employment-related references including names, addresses, phone numbers and email addresses. Send application to: Dr. Peter N. Lahanas, Executive Director, Institute for Tropical Ecology and Conservation, 2911 NW 40th Place Gainesville, Florida, 32605, USA Ph: 352-367-9128, fax: 352-375-1474, E-mail: lahanas@itec-edu.org. Applications may be submitted electronically. Posted: 3/20/13.

Ecological Modeling of Coral Reefs: A post-doctoral fellow position is available to explore coral reef benthic dynamics and how they relate to human impacts and biophysical forcings. The appointee will be based at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California San Diego, and will be joining a multi-institutional, inter-disciplinary team of physical oceanographers, coral reef ecologists, and complex systems modelers to advance our understanding of coral reef resilience. The appointee is expected to undertake original research developing models for coral reef dynamics, specifically addressing questions of coral reef resilience and management. The position offers the opportunity to take a key role in bridging the gap between complex systems modeling, coral reef ecology, and resource management. The successful candidate will have experience in complex systems modeling (e.g., cellular automata, self-organization, agent-based models), dynamical systems theory, and ecological theory. The initial appointment is for one year, with the opportunity to extend for up to three years (contingent upon performance). For more information, please visit: sandinlab.ucsd.edu/opportunities You must have: · A PhD in community ecology, ecosystem modeling, complex systems modeling, or a related field. · A strong track record of scientific publications. · Experience working with large data sets. · Strong oral communication skills, with the capacity to relate to scientists and colleagues across a wide range of disciplines. Interested candidates should send a CV, short statement of research interests, and contact information of three references via email to: Dr. Stuart Sandin (ssandin@ucsd.edu). Applications will begin to be reviewed on 15 October 2012. Posted: 9/18/12.

Biogenic Reef Restoration: Queen's University Belfast are recruiting a 3-year (possibly extending to 5 years) postdoctoral research fellow to lead a project on threatened populations of reef-building Modiolus (Mytilidae) mussels. We seek a postdoctoral level researcher with expertise in restoration ecology and especially biogenic reefs. Applications are welcome from candidates of any nationality. This position will require extensive subtidal fieldwork and applicants must demonstrate sufficient SCUBA qualifications and experience. Salary - £30,122 per annum. Deadline - 15 April 2013. Start date - summer 2013. Apply online (look for Ref: 13/102551). Please contact Dr. Neil Reid for further details. Email: neil.reid@qub.ac.uk. Please note: closing date is 15 April. Posted: 4/3/13.

Marine Conservation: The Department of Biological Sciences at Old Dominion University, a "Doctoral Research-Extensive" state university, has a Post-Doc position available which includes participation in a project to assess a large number of marine species for the International Union for Conservation of Nature Red List of Threatened Species through a collaborative initiative with the IUCN Species Program. The position involves background research, organizing and conducting international workshops and meetings, supervising research assistants, writing proposals, reports and scientific papers, and assisting teaching courses in Ichthyology and Marine Conservation Biology. Applicants must have a PhD in Biology, Zoology, Oceanography or a related field with a dissertation topic in marine conservation biology or marine ecology. A high level of proficiency in scientific writing in English is required and a strong peer-reviewed publication record with a strong commitment to continued publication in peer-reviewed journals is highly desirable. Knowledge of modeling and spatial analyses in ecological settings, Geographical Information System experience, and proficiency in Spanish or French are desirable. Please submit curriculum vitae, statement of interest, and the names, telephone numbers,and addresses (postal and email) of three references via the Old Dominion University Research Foundation - click on the employment tab. Job Code: 13-028. Posted: 5/6/13.

Marine Ecology - physiology of deep-sea sponges: The Institute of Marine Research (Bergen, Norway) has a 3 year postdoctoral researcher position available on the physiology of deep-sea sponges. The vacant position will be at the research group “Benthic Resources and Processes”. See the full job ad for details and to apply. We seek a creative and highly motivated postdoctoral researcher who will lead and conduct research related to the effects of sedimentation on the physiology of sponges. The candidate should possess the following experience/skills: PhD in Marine Ecology; Experience working with sponges and/or other filter feeders; Knowledge and experience working with physiology in marine organisms; The ability to work and conduct research at sea and in remote locations; Knowledge of both univariate and multivariate statistical analyses and experience with experimental design; Excellent communication skills and a team orientated focus are also desirable. Deadline: 5/15/13. Posted: 4/25/13.

Marine Biology/Climate Change: Bowdoin College invites applications for a one-year Doherty Marine Biology Postdoctoral Scholar beginning September 1, 2013, renewable for a second year. The Bowdoin Marine Laboratory seeks to build strength in climate change research of near-shore and coastal systems. Applicants with physiological, population, or community approaches to changing environments are particularly encouraged. Familiarity with bioinformatics and “omic” tools is a plus. The Scholar will maintain an active research program, participate for one week in the teaching of an appropriate biology course in the fall semester, teach either a non-majors course or an advanced seminar during the spring semester, and supervise undergraduate research at the marine lab during the summer and academic year. Bowdoin’s Marine Lab is located at the Coastal Studies Center on Orr’s Island, 20 minutes from campus, and offers access to a boat and excellent wet laboratory facilities with a high-capacity, flowing-seawater system. The Center includes 118 acres of forests and fields with 2.5 miles of marine shoreline. Other research instrumentation available for use on campus. The annual stipend for this benefits-eligible position is $50k. Applicants must have received, or anticipate receiving, a Ph.D. between September 1, 2007 and September 1, 2013. Bowdoin accepts only electronic submissions. Please visit https://careers.bowdoin.edu to submit letter of application, curriculum vitae, statement of research and teaching interests, and the names and contact information for three references who have agreed to provide a recommendation. Additional questions can be directed to : Dave Carlon (carlon@hawaii.edu), who starts as Director of the Bowdoin Marine Laboratory on Aug. 5. Posted: 6/10/13.

Marine Ecology: The Hughes and Kimbro labs at Northeastern University's Marine Science Center invite applications for a Postdoctoral position in marine ecology. The successful applicant will be given freedom to develop their own research questions in collaboration with the PIs and other lab members, so interested applicants are first encouraged to familiarize themselves with our research. A Ph.D. in ecology or a closely related field is required. We particularly encourage applications from candidates that have recently completed, or will soon complete, their PhD. Ideal candidates will have broad field ecology experience in marine systems. In addition, previous experience with standard molecular genetic protocols involving DNA extraction, PCR amplification, and the ability to utilize the core sequencing facilities are strongly preferred. The successful candidate will have excellent demonstrated writing, presentation, and statistical analysis skills, and have experience conducting large field projects. The position is for TWO YEARS and can begin as early as 1 MAY 2013 and no later than 1 SEPTEMBER 2013. Annual starting salary $45k plus benefits. Interested candidates should submit (1) a cover letter with contact information for 3 referees, (2) CV, (3) a short (1-2 page) description of proposed research, and (4) copies of two publications, all in PDF format to: https://neu.peopleadmin.com/postings/23805. We require 3 letters of recommendation. The referees listed in the cover letter will receive information instructing them how to submit letters. For full consideration, applications should be submitted by APRIL 15, 2013. Email questions to rhughes@neu.edu. Posted: 3/20/13.

Fisheries Scientist (Marine Ecologist): The successful applicant will be primarily responsible for research that compliments and extends the existing CFER research program, Memorial University of Newfoundland, including but not limited to, marine mammal - fisheries interactions and/or crustacean population dynamics. The successful applicant will have demonstrated abilities to conduct broad scale ecological studies of marine food webs and/or population dynamics within fisheries ecosystems. The successful applicant will also help construct and be responsible for the implementation of a multi-year, empirical, fisheries research program for the Newfoundland and Labrador region. This will involve combinations of at-sea work, data collection and analysis, report writing, publication and liaising with provincial and federal departments and non-government organizations, including fish harvesters and processors. The successful applicant will have a Ph.D. in fisheries science or a closely related discipline, with related experience in the North Atlantic or similar fisheries ecosystems. The successful applicant will have a strong publication record for their career stage in the area of ecosystem-level science. Demonstrated abilities in writing scientific proposals, securing funding with resultant design and implementation of multi-year research programs are required. The ability and the willingness to work in a team setting as well as with industry, fish harvesters and government agencies are also required. Stock assessment experience would be a definite asset. Closing Date: April 19, 2013. See the full job ad for details: Competition No: MISI-13-15. Posted: 4/11/13.

Marine Ecology/Statistics: Understanding fish stocks and their productivity is the main focus of the Centre for Fisheries Ecosystems Research (CFER) of the Marine Institute of Memorial University of Newfoundland (MUN). The Centre has obtained funding for a postdoctoral fellow who will assist in developing statistical forecast models of the main components of stock productivity based on long time-series of data. Another focus is to develop theory to describe how optimal harvest policies (i.e. long term maximum sustainable yield, MSY) are impacted by variable productivity. Applications will involve several Newfoundland fisheries and the project will focus on estimating stochastic MSY reference points. The successful candidate will conduct research at CFER under the guidance of Dr. Noel Cadigan and other members from Memorial University, Dalhousie University, Université Laval, Fisheries and Oceans Canada, and the fishing industry. The annual salary will be CA$45k. The fellowship is up to two years in duration conditional on satisfactory performance evaluations. Applicants are required to have a PhD with experience in marine population dynamics, theoretical ecology, and statistics. Apply to noel.cadigan@mi.mun.ca. Send a cover letter that summarizes your qualifications and includes the year of your graduation or anticipated graduation. It is important to also include a detailed CV and contact information of three references. Posted: 12/3/12, revised: 3/18/13.

Marine Community Ecology and Ecological Genetics: University of California, Davis We are seeking a postdoctoral researcher with demonstrated expertise in marine ecology or population genetics, and with an interest in questions at the interface of these disciplines. The postdoc will work on collaborative project with Jay Stachowicz, Rick Grosberg and Susan Williams that links genetic diversity and trait variation within species to the ecological functioning of seagrass communities. The postdoc would be based on the UC Davis campus but the position would also involve field and/or laboratory work at the Bodega Marine Lab. The postdoc will be encouraged to develop his/her own research project that furthers our understanding of the ecological consequences of genetic diversity in marine systems. Starting salary is approximately $39k per year and the position is available for up to 2 years. Interested candidates should send a CV, the names and contact information for three potential references, and a cover letter explaining the candidate’s interest in the position and overall research aims and accomplishments to jjstachowicz@ucdavis.edu. Applications received by April 1 will receive full consideration, but the position is open until filled. The position is available immediately, with a preferred start date sometime during the summer of 2013. Questions about the position should be directed to Jay Stachowicz at the above email address. Posted: 3/7/13.

Marine Community Ecology: The University of Massachusetts Boston Department of Biology seeks applicants for a Post-Doctoral Research Assistant interested in obtaining postdoctoral research experience in marine subtidal community ecology, climate change, and food web ecology. The appointment will start in September 2013. The candidate will assist the lab PI, Dr. Jarrett Byrnes, in new and ongoing research projects in the lab and field. The researcher will develop a two-year project that complements ongoing work in in the lab. The researcher will also be asked to help organize and participate in field research. Other duties will depend on interest and prior experience and may include programming in R or other languages; conducting and supervising basic lab and field work; organizing and leading field expeditions to remote locales and field stations. Applicants must hold a PhD degree or must expect to earn one on or before June 2013. One-three years of experience, training, and/or education in sub-tidal research techniques and the ability to handle supplies and items of up to 40 pounds required. Strong quantitative and programming skills, as well as boating experience are recommended. AAUS certification or equivalent is required. Interested individuals should send cover letter, current resume and a statement of research experience and interest online. A maximum of three recommendation letters should be sent electronically to Jarrett Byrnes (jarrett.byrnes@umb.edu). Posted: 3/7/13.

Marine Benthic Ecology: The Department of Dynamics of Coastal Ecosystems at IFREMER (France) invites applications for a full-time research permanent position in the Benthic Ecology laboratory. We are seeking broadly for individuals who develop research in marine benthic ecology, to overall understand structural and functional diversity in coastal shallow waters habitats. The individual must possess a Ph.D., a strong commitment to developing internationally recognized research programs, and a desire to contribute significantly to the dynamic of the laboratory by initiating new collaborations. The successful candidate will join a growing team to enhance research and complement strengths in the study of macrobenthic communities, in field research such as: (1) the link between biodiversity and ecosystem functioning; (2) the relationships between environmental parameters and variability in benthic species assemblages (diversity and composition); (3) the development of statistical and/or predictive modelling tools to better understand the distribution of species and/or communities. The researcher will be asked to contribute to develop research programs based on the basis of existing knowledge of previously investigated macrobenthic ecosystems but also to help prepare future investigations in that perspective. As part of the IFREMER institute, the researcher will also be asked to contribute to expertise reviews in studies dealing with anthropogenic pressures on marine systems (e.g. effect of sand-mining activities or marine renewable energy structures). Besides a Ph.D. in Marine (Benthic) Ecology and preferably postdoc experience(s), the required qualities for this position are: -a good knowledge in oceanography in general; -a solid knowledge in macrobenthic species (biological trait and identification); -good skills in numerical statistics and treatment of databases; -being perfectly fluent in English as well as handling French basics. As personal qualities, we are seeking for someone: -able to communicate and interact with other scientists and technicians (teamwork); -dynamic and open-minded to cross-disciplinary research; -involved in field works (boardings on RV). To apply, please collate the following into a single pdf file: a cover letter (including the reference W12 ­ 12 ­ 092), an extended curriculum vitae, a statement of research interests and arrange to have up to 3 letters of reference sent in support of the application. All information should be sent electronically to both Chantal.Le.Bris@ifremer.fr (human resources) and Philippe.Cugier@ifremer.fr (head of the team). Review of applications will continue until September 30. Posted: 7/10/12, revised: 9/14/12.

Marine Biogeography: We are seeking a Postdoctoral Associate to investigate patterns of species and genetic diversity in coastal marine environments, and to discover and test the mechanisms that drive this diversity and allow it to persist. Postdoc will work with an integrated, interdisciplinary team to develop and examine large datasets of species and genetic distributions. Work will draw heavily on the fields of oceanography, genetics, and population ecology. Postdoc will work closely with Jamie Pringle, John Wares, and Jeb Byers. Programming experience (R or Python) and a background in biogeography are important qualifications. Candidate is expected to exhibit collegial attitude, strong motivation, and good writing skills. Position is based at the University of Georgia, but could possibly be arranged for the University of New Hampshire. The postdoc position is funded for 12 months, with the possibility for extension, especially through new proposals generated. Potential applicants are encouraged to email (jebyers@uga.edu) for a copy of the grant. Review of applicants will begin Sept. 17. Ideal start date is late fall 2012. To apply: Please email a letter of introduction, CV, and contact information for four references. Send to jebyers@uga.edu with subject header: “Biogeography-PostDoc” Also please answer each of the 3 questions below (max of 2 paragraphs each). 1) Why do you want this postdoc? 2) What skills do you bring to this project? 3) Do you have initial ideas for complementary projects beyond the rudiments of the grant that you would like to develop and lead? Posted: 9/6/12.

Coastal Studies Science Teacher: Coastal Studies for Girls is seeking a dynamic science teacher to join our faculty team, beginning in January 2013. This position features work with bright, motivated students, small class size, interaction with regional scholars and marine science facilities, extensive field experience, and participation in an inspiring learning community. For more information or to apply, please see the full job ad. Deadline: 11/30/12. Posted: 11/15/12.

Coastal Water Quality: We invite applications for a postdoctoral research position to work with Dr. Sujay Kaushal in the Earth System Science Interdisciplinary Center/Cooperative Institute for Climate and Satellites, University of Maryland, and Dr. Paul DiGiacomo and Marilyn Murphy at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration in the area of remote sensing and coastal water quality. The postdoctoral position will offer research opportunities in developing remote sensing applications to better detect the extent, timing, and frequency of contaminant plumes in coastal waters in response to land use and climate change. The immediate project involves linking remote sensing products of chlorophyll and total suspended solids in the Chesapeake Bay to validation data aimed at tracking sources across hydrologic variability. The successful candidate will be a PhD graduate majoring in earth sciences, biogeochemistry, ecology, and/or coastal oceanography with skills in remote sensing. Experience with MS Access, Matlab, and R-statistical software is an asset. The candidate must be able to work in an interdisciplinary environment and have an interest in linking scientific research with managing coastal biogeochemical cycles. The position is initially for 12 months with possibility of extension to two years. To Apply: Interested candidates should send a CV with a list of at least 3 professional references and a cover letter explaining how your qualifications meet the posted requirements to anegri@essic.umd.edu. Closing Date: Monday, May 6, 2013. Posted: 4/23/13.

Analytical Wetland Ecologist: Sr. Scientist – South Florida Water Management District, Everglades Systems Assessment Section, Marsh Ecology Research Group. The Everglades Systems Assessment Section seeks an experienced wetland ecologist with spatial analytical skills including, but not limited to, spatial statistics, numerical models and computer simulations to assess the effects of water quality on Everglades ecosystem responses, habitat succession and evolution. Working as part of a multi-disciplinary team this position’s primary responsibilities will include conducting data analyses to aid in the development of a science plan to improve the design and operation of the stormwater treatment areas (STA) and synthesizing spatial and temporal ecological responses to evaluate the effectiveness of restoration activities on Everglades ecosystem recovery. Strong ecological background and advanced statistical expertise is required. The qualifications for this position are a M.S. in natural sciences, environmental science, or ecology with 6+ years experience (Ph.D. preferred). Excellent analytical, written and oral communication skills, and the ability to work well within a team, are essential. Please note, applications need to be made via the District web site. Mark I Cook, Ph.D., Lead Scientist (mcook@sfwmd.gov). Posted: 7/9/12.

Effects of Environmental Change on Lake Chemistry: We are seeking a post-doctoral research associate to work on a project that is a joint effort between the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the Northern Research Station of the USDA Forest Service. The research will focus on: 1) assessing decadal-scale baseline shifts in lake chemistry in northern Wisconsin, and 2) mechanistic experiments to discern effects of changing atmospheric deposition and climatic variability on lake chemistry. Responsibilities include: * Establishment of a productive collaboration with researchers at the Center for Limnology on the University of Wisconsin campus in Madison, WI (advisor Dr. Emily Stanley); at the Forest Service office and laboratory in Grand Rapids, Minnesota (advisors Dr. Stephen Sebestyen and Dr. Randy Kolka); and at the North Temperate Lakes Long Term Ecological Research site in Boulder Junction, WI as well as with resource managers on the Chequamegon-Nicolet and nearby National Forests. * Collating existing data for a metadata analysis of lake chemistry on the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest and surrounding areas. * Designing and directing field sampling campaigns for a series of study lakes, completing laboratory analyses on water chemistry samples for major solutes, and data processing. * Leading the preparation of publications for peer-reviewed scientific literature. Qualifications: Ph.D. in limnology, hydrology, biogeochemistry, geochemistry, ecology, or related fields prior to appointment and experience with field work in aquatic environments. Experience/interest in use of large data sets is desirable. This appointment is envisioned to be of two-year duration. Deadline: close of business on Friday 22 March 2013. The position could begin as early as late April/May 2013. For more information on the position contact both Dr. Stephen Sebestyen (ssebestyen@fs.fed.us) and Dr. Emily Stanley (ehstanley@wisc.edu). To Apply, email a single pdf file which includes: a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and names of 3 references (with telephone numbers and email addresses); to Denise Karns, dkkarns@wisc.edu. Posted: 2/20/13.

Lake/Watershed Ecosystem Ecology and Management: The University of Michigan Water Center, the Cooperative Institute for Limnology & Ecosystems Research (CILER), and affiliated UM faculty are seeking EIGHT postdoctoral scholars to explore ecosystem approaches to understanding the world's greatest lakes through a variety of qualitative and quantitative methods that address management needs for the Great Lakes and their watersheds. Proposals to conduct research in natural and social sciences, policy analysis, and engineering are being solicited in the following areas: Deterministic, dynamic, and stochastic modeling of the Great Lakes and their watersheds; Quantitative ecological assessment of recent changes in the Great Lakes and their watersheds; Analysis of social impediments to public and institutional change. Assessment of ecosystems services; Understanding and predicting the causes, interactions, and effects of single and multiple stressors as they relate to ecosystem impairments Successful applicants will be expected to spend some time working with a team of senior research staff from the U-M Water Center, CILER, and NOAA to address multi-disciplinary, integrated approaches to Great Lakes management and restoration. Applicants are encouraged to familiarize themselves with the work of those senior researchers and to indicate their potential contributions to interdisciplinary efforts that address the dynamics, causes, and consequences of chemical and biological pollution, invasive species, habitat loss, coastal erosion and physical alteration, and climate change. Two of the eight fellowships will be hosted by a member of the CILER Council of Fellows and proposals may be coordinated with one of the Fellows through their home institutions. An additional CILER fellowship will be hosted by Andrew Gronewold. Three fellowships are with Donald Scavia. One fellowship will be mentored by Allen Burton. The eighth fellowship is open to work with any UM faculty affiliated with the Water Center (search “water”). Applicants should submit the following components as a single pdf document in the order listed: (1) cover letter, (2) curriculum vitae (CV), (3) research proposal (2-page single spaced proposal, 1" margins, 11/12 pt font), that includes a list of potential research products and at least one paragraph on how your proposed work might connect to existing work at the Water Center, CILER, or NOAA, (4) contact information for three references. Apply online; reviews will begin February 1, 2013. Fellowship start dates are negotiable through December 2013. Positions will be for a two-year period, with extensions possible pending performance and funding availability. Posted: 12/4/12.

Environmental Hydrology and Geophysics: The newly established Wyoming Center for Environmental Hydrology and Geophysics (WyCEHG) at the University of Wyoming seeks to fill three (3) postdoctoral research positions. This cluster hire targets individuals working at the interfaces between land-surface, groundwater, and surface-water systems. Targeted areas include: Surface processes, near-surface geophysics, plot to landscape scale hydrology, paleo-hydrology, geochemical and isotopic tracers, remote sensing, and integrated modeling. We are especially interested in candidates who will develop approaches for scaling observations from point to basin levels and provide new insights into the impacts of landscape disturbance and (paleo-)climate change on hydrology. Successful candidates will become part of a large, interdisciplinary research initiative and have access to state-of-the-art instrumentation within the newly established Facility for Imaging the Near- and Sub-surface Environment (FINSE) and Surface and Sub-surface Hydrology Laboratory (SSHL). Minimum qualifications include: (1) An earned PhD at the time of hire in hydrology, geophysics, geomorphology, geochemistry, ecology, or a closely related area; (2) Evidence of research productivity in the form of peer-reviewed journal publications; and (3) The capacity to work productively in collaborative and interdisciplinary teams. Applicants are encouraged to visit the WyCEHG website to learn more about the Center and identify potential collaborators. To apply, send a CV, statement of research interests, and contact information for three references as a single PDF file to Rick Matlock (rixdogs@uwyo.edu). Review of applications will begin May 1, 2013, but applications will be accepted until all positions are filled. Posted: 7/26/12, revised: 3/14/13.

Modeling Hydrology/Climate: The Center at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory for Integrative Modeling of the Earth System (CLIMES) has an exciting opportunity for a postdoctoral researcher to evaluate the hydrological components of an integrated Earth System Model (iESM) in preparation for coupling with a water-sector economic model. The iESM is a novel integration of comprehensive community models for the energy-sector and the global climate. The primary goal is to characterize the hydrological impacts of changing land use and conditions in the context of projected changes in climate and energy/water demands. The postdoc would join a rapidly expanding team at LBNL conducting innovative research in abrupt and extreme climate change, ice-sheet simulation, carbon and methane cycle measurement and modeling, integrated assessment, and advanced numerical methods for climate dynamics. Tasks include historical validation, sensitivity analyses, calibration, and experiments to evaluate hydrological impacts of new components and projected climate, land use, and energy demand. The individual will work closely with earth system and integrated assessment scientists at LBNL and other DOE National Laboratories. For more details on the position and to apply, please see the full job ad. Posted: 8/9/12.

Estuarine Biophysical Modelling and Morphodynamics: The Centre for Research in Environmental, Coastal and Hydrological Engineering (CRECHE) at the University of Kwazulu-Natal in Durban, South Africa, is looking for PostDoctoral Fellows to work on a large estuarine system, Lake St. Lucia, in the iSimangaliso Wetland Park, an UNESCO World Heritage Site at the East coast of South Africa. (1) Environmental fluid mechanics & biophysical modelling: Understanding the biophysical interactions in the St Lucia estuarine lake system is important for managing a sustainable future for this unique and important ecosystem – a UNESCO World Heritage Site and RAMSAR Wetland of international importance. The focus of this study is to investigate the wind-driven circulation patterns and mixing within the shallow St Lucia lake basin(s) and their interaction with biological processes. In particular, wind-generated waves cause the re-suspension of fine sediments within the lake, which in turn increases turbidity and impacts on primary production. Submerged macrophytes can dissipate wave energy leading to sediment settling and reductions in turbidity, but their growth depends on turbidity itself. These and other related biophysical processes will be investigated using a combination of fieldwork and mathematical/numerical modeling methods. Experience in these methods, including the use of MATLAB, MIKE21/DELF3D or similar modeling software is required. (2) Modeling coastal and estuarine morphodynamics: The hydrodynamics and morpho-dynamics of tidal inlets located on the wave-dominated, micro-tidal South African coastline are important drivers in the functioning of productive estuarine ecosystems. The aim of this study is to investigate these processes at the St Lucia estuarine system, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and RAMSAR wetland of international importance. The dynamics of the St Lucia inlet involves a complex balance between wave/tide driven flows with associated sediment transport, and flows from terrestrial catchments. Processes that affect the stability of the tidal inlet, and that can lead to inlet migration and/or closure need to be clarified since they can have a profound impact of the overall functioning and sustainability of the estuarine system. State of the art process-based models (such as MIKE, DEFT3D) will be used in combination with fieldwork to undertake this investigation. Experience in morphodynamic modeling in coastal/estuarine environments is required. Both: Appointment as a post-doctoral fellow at UKZN will initially be for 1-year, renewable for a 2nd year subject to satisfactory progress. You will be based in the Centre for Research in Environmental, Coastal and Hydrological Engineering (CRECHE), and will work in an established multidisciplinary research group comprising both engineers and biologists. The value of the fellowship is R180000/yr. For further information please contact Prof Derek Stretch, Director CRECHE, School of Engineering, UKZN, Durban, South Africa. (stretchd@ukzn.ac.za). Posted: 10/18/12.

Estuary Modeling: A postgraduate research project training opportunity is currently available at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), National Health and Environmental Effects Research Laboratory, Atlantic Ecology Division (AED) in Narragansett, RI. The research participant will use quantitative modeling approaches to represent physical, chemical, and selected biological processes in the Narragansett Bay estuary. These models will receive loadings of nutrients and other stressors from the watershed, and will produce outputs to drive models related to economically valuable endpoints, such as fish and shellfish. Holistic approaches, reflecting population, community and ecosystems dynamics, may be appropriate. With guidance from the mentors, the participant may be involved in the following activities: application of existing models; model set-up and parameterization; executing model runs and analyzing results; and model calibration, validation, and sensitivity/uncertainty analysis. The participant may also be involved in developing new modeling routines and code, and modify existing models. The appointment may be part- or full-time for one year and can be renewed for up to two additional years upon recommendation of the EPA and subject to availability of funds. The participant will receive a monthly stipend. The Research Participation Program for EPA/ORD is administered by the Oak Ridge Institute for Science (Project # EPA-ORD/NHEERL-AED-2012-01). See the full job ad for details. Posted: 7/6/12.

Hydrological Ecosystem Services: The Natural Capital Project seeks a creative and talented hydrologist or ecologist with strong analytical and modeling skills to advance the development, testing and application of freshwater ecosystem service models. We are a partnership among Stanford University's Woods Institute for the Environment, University of Minnesota's Institute on the Environment, The Nature Conservancy, and World Wildlife Fund developing and testing tools to model and map the distribution of biodiversity and the flow of multiple ecosystem services across land- and seascapes. This position is housed at Stanford University and will be advised by Becky Chaplin-Kramer and Gretchen Daily. See the full job ad for details and to apply. We will begin reviewing application January 7, 2013. Posted: 1/2/13.

Hydrologist, Streamflow: Postdoctoral Fellowship Opportunity: Streamflow Information for US National Forests. USDA Forest Service Research and Development and the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education seek an energetic postdoctoral researcher to estimate streamflow distributions on National Forest lands in the United States and apply the information to studies on stream temperature, aquatic ecology, and snowmelt. Duties will involve both large scale modeling and field work in a local basin. Applicants must have received a Ph.D. or equivalent degree in hydrology or a closely related field within five years of the desired starting date. The ideal candidate will have strong written and verbal communication skills with a demonstrated publication record and a proven ability to perform activities independently. Experience with programming is preferred. The appointment is full-time for one year and may be extended for up to three additional years upon the recommendation of the Forest Service and availability of funding. The annual stipend range for this position is from $47-57k, depending on qualifications. For more information, please see the full posting or contact Dr. Charlie Luce (cluce@fs.fed.us). Posted: 3/25/13.

Research Hydrologist: The Coweeta Hydrologic Laboratory of the Southern Research Station, USDA Forest Service, is recruiting a permanent Research Hydrologist. The position will be at the GS-12 or GS-13 level (salary range $68,809 to $89,450/yr plus standard Federal benefits for GS-12 or GS-13 at $81,823 to $106,369/yr). The duty station will be located at the Coweeta Hydrologic Laboratory in Otto, NC. The Coweeta Hydrologic Laboratory has been in continuous operation since 1934 and the research program spans the continuum of basic to applied science. Coweeta is a Long-Term Ecological Research Site and works cooperatively with several universities, National Forests, and local, state, and other federal agencies. The incumbent will participate in ongoing team-oriented research focused on understanding responses of watershed ecosystems to anthropogenic and natural disturbances. Research opportunities include, but are not limited to: (1) summarizing, processing, and analyzing long-term hydrologic and climatologic data at the watershed scale (2) directing and implementing climatologic and hydrologic measurement networks using state-of-the-art monitoring equipment, and (3) development and applications of modeling, GIS, and landscape-scale analyses. In addition, the incumbent will have the opportunity to develop collaborative research with scientific staff and university partners on a variety of projects. This position requires: (1) knowledge and skill in quantitative analyses of hydrologic, atmospheric and climatic data, database management, and quality assurance/quality control (2) knowledge and skill in streamflow, atmospheric and climate measurement equipment and techniques, (3) modeling and GIS expertise, and (4) participating in multidisciplinary, team-oriented research projects. We anticipate officially announcing the position in the near future, with an anticipated starting date of mid-2013. If you are interested in this position, please fill out and return the attached outreach form and send to Dr. Chelcy R. Ford, Research Project Leader, USDA Forest Service, Coweeta Hydrologic Laboratory, 3160 Coweeta Lab Rd, Otto, NC 28763 or email to crford@fs.fed.us. Those interested will be sent a copy of the announcement with duties, qualifications required, and application instructions. For more information, contact Dr. Ford at 828-524-2128, ext. 118. Posted: 11/9/12.

Regional Eco-Hydrological Modeling: Oklahoma State University, Dept. of Natural Resource Ecology & Management is seeking a creative postdoctoral research associate to work within an interdisciplinary team to develop regional water and carbon flux models. The work is part of a broader effort to bridge ecological, hydrological and socio-economic research and develop a verifiable regional water budget for adapting to increasing climate variability and climate change in the south-central Great Plains. The candidate will have numerous opportunities to interact with faculty at OSU, as well as other scientists within the South Central Climate Science Center and on related NSF and USGS projects. For application details please see the full announcement at http://southcentralclimate.org/. This position is an excellent opportunity for a motivated, emerging scientist to contribute independent work to a highly collaborative project involving social, physical and natural scientists. Salary is commensurate with experience and includes comprehensive health benefits. The position is well supported with travel and project funds, and is part of an emerging statewide focus on adapting socio-ecological systems to increased climate variability and climate change, with multi-year drought being the primary stressor across the southern Plains region. The candidate will have the opportunity and be expected to collaborate on federal competitive grant proposals. The position is available for two years with strong potential for extension depending on progress. Expected hire date is early 2013. Review of applications will begin December 3, 2012 and will continue until a suitable candidate is found. For further information about the position, contact Chris Zou (chris.zou@okstate.edu), or Duncan Wilson (duncan.wilson@okstate.edu). Posted: 11/13/12.

Water Sustainability: As a new five-year NSF EPSCoR project, iUTAH (innovative Urban Transitions and Aridregion Hydro-sustainability) focuses on montane-through-urban transition along the Wasatch Front of northern Utah, a region experiencing rapid population growth as well as decreasing water availability. Understanding water sustainability in this region requires an interdisciplinary approach to studying the linked biophysical, social, and engineered aspects of urban water systems. For more information about the iUTAH project and the faculty involved, please visit http://iutahepscor.org/. For this post-doctoral fellowship in Social and Engineered Systems, we seek an individual who will work with iUTAH hydrologists, ecologists, climate scientists, social scientists, planners, and engineers in Focus Area 2. We seek post-doctoral applicants to work with faculty on at least one of the following topics: • Dynamics of water use and water system decision-making in the urban and urbanizing environment • Impacts of urban form and built water infrastructure (including green infrastructure) on water system outcomes • Methods for engaging stakeholders and water managers in participatory modeling of urban and urbanizing water systems. Only one of the above theme areas will be filled at this time. Theme areas not filled at this time will become opportunities to fill in the future. The successful candidate will become a post-doctoral associate based at either the University of Utah or Utah State University. The position has an initial appointment of one year, with the option of renewal for a second year, subject to satisfactory progress and the availability of funds. Applicants should hold a Ph.D. in sociology, economics, policy science, civil and environmental engineering, urban and regional planning, or a related discipline with experience relevant to one of the above topics. Priority in reviewing applications will be given to applicants who have demonstrated interest in bridging across disciplines, who complement and build on existing strengths, and who are amenable to training in a team setting (i.e., more than a single faculty mentor). Applications should consist of a single PDF file containing (in this order) a cover letter; statement of research interests; curriculum vitae; and the names, expertise, and contact information of three references. Applicants may also include as a separate part of their submission separate PDFs for up to three of their peer-reviewed publications relevant to their application. The review of applications will begin on February 1, 2013. The appointment start date is flexible, but our preference is August 2013. Please submit inquiries as well as completed applications to Doug Jackson-Smith (doug.jackson-smith@usu.edu). Posted: 12/13/12.

Hydrology: The Environmental Change Initiative (ECI) at the University of Notre Dame (ND) in collaboration with the Dept. of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Earth Sciences (CEEES) is seeking applicants for a two-year post-doc position to conduct large-scale hydrologic modelingstudies over the Great Lakes region. The research will create long-term observed meteorological records and future projections of climate from regional and global scale climate models, coupled to large-scale hydrologic models. These tools will be used to explore the impacts of observed climate variability, climate change, and land use/management on human systems and ecosystems in the Great Lakes region, supporting interdisciplinary research within the ECI and CEEES at ND. A successful candidate will have a PhD in hydrology, hydroclimatology, ecohydrology, or a related field in the physical sciences. Well-developed computer programming skills in the UNIX environment (e.g. experience with C or Fortran, scripting languages, and use of LINUX clusters for parallel computing), experience dealing with large data sets, and excellent written and oral communication skills are important qualifications for the position. Experience with statistical or dynamical downscaling of climate model simulations and with implementation and calibration of physically-based, distributed hydrologic simulation models is also desired, as is experience in the analysis and modeling of water resources systems. Applicants with experience working in an interdisciplinary research environment are also particularly encouraged to apply. ND is an equal opportunity employer and offers a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package. In addition to primary research activities, the position will involve the supervision of graduate students, preparation of grant proposals, teaching, stakeholder education /outreach opportunities, and extensive interdisciplinary collaboration with researchers in a number of fields outside of hydrology. Several publications are expected to result from the research. Applicants should submit a statement of interest (~2 pages), a brief summary of qualifications and recent research activities (less than 5 pages), a list of three professional references (name, affiliation, and contact information), and a CV. Please send these application materials via e-mail as a single pdf file to Dr. Alan F. Hamlet, CEEES, University of Notre Dame to alan.hamlet.1@nd.edu. Applications received by March 15, 2013 will receive full consideration, but applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Posted: 1/25/13.

Statistical Ecology, Hydrology and Climate Change: The Water Sustainability and Climate project seeks a highly motivated postdoctoral researcher to lead one component of this NSF-funded project that aims to develop mechanistic statistical models of riverine fish communities and the relationships between climate driven changes in hydrologic regimes and community structure. The successful applicant will be advised by Dr. John Sabo of Arizona State University and work closely with his team and partners at North Carolina State University (hydrologists) and NOAA (climatologists). The main goal for the position is to link hydrology and ecology using a combination of spectral analysis of observed and future discharge data and Multi-Variate Autoregressive State Space (MARSS) methods to represent community dynamics of riverine fishes. Successful candidates must have earned a doctorate at the time of appointment in ecology, hydrology, ecohydrology, statistics or related field. The candidate must exhibit strong quantitative and communication skills, should demonstrate a strong record of publishing in peer-review journals. Desired Qualifications: Familiarity with Matlab, R, Python and other languages. Working knowledge of spectral analysis (Fourier and wavelet transforms) and Multi-Variate Autoregressive State Space (MARSS) methods. Disciplinary breadth—hydrology, ecology, statistics. See the full job ad for details and to apply. Initial close date is March 1, 2013. Posted: 2/18/13.

Ecohydrology Teaching: The interdisciplinary Environmental Studies Program at Boston College seeks to hire a Visiting Assistant Professor for a 2-3 year term position starting during the summer of 2013. The successful candidate will be housed in the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences and participate in teaching, research and student advising activities. The position includes teaching 9-10 credits (~3 courses) per year of undergraduate environmental science courses and seminars on ecosystems, water resources, anthropogenic impacts, restoration and sustainability. Applicants' research interests should be at the intersection of hydrologic, ecologic and geomorphic processes in terrestrial and/or coastal systems. The candidate will aid in academic and research advising of undergraduate environmental studies students. This teaching postdoctoral position will include strong teaching and research mentoring by department faculty, and the candidate will work closely with the Director of the Environmental Studies Program, Prof. Noah Snyder. Applicants should send a curriculum vita, statements of teaching and research interests, and the names and contact information of three references as a single PDF-file e-mail attachment to ecohydro-position@bc.edu. Posted: 5/9/13.

Ecohydrology: The DOE Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center (GLBRC) has a postdoctoral opening at Michigan State University’s Kellogg Biological Station (KBS) for research on the environmental sustainability of complex managed landscapes including perennial biofuel systems. The focus of the position is water use across a variety of perennial herbaceous and woody systems. The position is available in Summer 2013. We require a PhD and experience with field and lab measurements in ecohydrology or aquatic biogeochemistry. KBS is located in SW Michigan midway between Detroit and Chicago, about 60 miles from the MSU main campus in East Lansing. Applications should be submitted as a single pdf file and include a statement of interest, vitae, and contact information for 3 professional references. For further information contact Dr. Steve Hamilton (hamilton@kbs.msu.edu). Applications should be sent to ecohydrologist@kbs.msu.edu. Michigan State University is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer. Posted: 3/20/13.

Eco-hydrology: iUTAH seeks three post-doctoral fellows to participate in a new 5-year NSF EPSCoR project. iUTAH (innovative Urban Transitions and Aridregion Hydro-sustainability) focuses on montane- through-urban transitions along the Wasatch Front of northern Utah, a region experiencing rapid population growth, projected changes in the fraction of winter precipitation falling as rain versus snow, and projected changes in the delivery and use of water. Understanding water sustainability in this region requires an interdisciplinary approach to studying the linked biophysical, social, and engineered aspects of urban water systems. For this specific postdoctoral fellowship announcement, we seek an individual who will work with iUTAH hydrologists, ecologists, climate scientists, social scientists, planners, and engineers in Focus Area 1. In this announcement, we seek postdoctoral applicants to work with faculty on one of the following topics: • Coupled processes in mountain aquatic/terrestrial ecology • Urban eco-hydrology and/or hydro-ecology • Ecosystem processes along montane through urban transitions • Coupled regional climate and urban climate modeling. Only one of the above theme areas will be filled at this time with this announcement. Theme areas not filled now will become opportunities to fill in the future. The successful candidate will become a post-doctoral associate at either the University of Utah or Utah State University. Postdoctoral positions are expected to be 2-year appointments. However, each position has an initial appointment of one year, with the option of renewal for a second year, subject to satisfactory progress and the availability of funds. Applicants should hold a Ph.D. in biology, ecology, hydrology, climate science, natural resources, or a related discipline with experience relevant to one of the above topics. Priority in reviewing applications will be given to applicants who have demonstrated interest in bridging across disciplines, complement and build on existing strengths, and are amenable to training in a team setting (i.e., more than a single faculty mentor). Applications for these positions should consist of a single PDF file, containing (in this order): cover letter, statement of research interests, curriculum vitae, and the names, expertise, and contact information of three references. Applicants may also include as a separate part of their submission separate PDFs for up to three of their peer-reviewed publications relevant to their application. The review of applications will begin on February 1, 2013. The appointment start date is flexible, but our preference is August 2013. Please submit inquiries as well as completed applications to Jim Ehleringer (jim.ehleringer@utah.edu). Posted: 12/13/12.

Ecohydrology: Northern Arizona University seeks two Post-Doctoral Scholars to join an interdisciplinary group working to understand the hydrological effects of proposed new large, landscape scale forest restoration projects in the forested uplands of Arizona. One Postdoctoral Scholar will be responsible for: (1) Examining the capability of existing evapotranspiration models and algorithms to predict evapotranspiration based on comparisons with evapotranspiration measured by eddy covariance, and (2) Writing reports and manuscripts related to the results of the study. The other Postdoctoral Scholar will be responsible for (1) Developing a precipitation-runoff model to accurately simulate runoff and streamflow related to forest restoration, (2) Linking or incorporating the hydrologic process model into an integrated decision support model, and (3) Seeking additional financial resources to complete the decision support model. The successful candidates will work closely with the Ecological Restoration Institute, School of Earth Sciences and Environmental Sustainability and School of Forestry at NAU. Minimum Qualifications: An earned PhD in Ecohydrology or related field (hydrology, ecosystem hydrology or related fields). Annual Salary: $45k (#600017) and $50k (#600030). Application Deadline: midnight November 21, 2012 (#600017) and November 27, 2012 (#600030). Please see nau.jobs for full job descriptions and details on how to apply on-line. Posted: 10/30/12.

Dryland Ecohydrology: The U.S. Geological Survey, Southwest Biological Science Center, is seeking a postdoctoral scientist to conduct research assessing the relationship between soil water availability and long-term vegetation dynamics. This position will utilize ecological simulation models to quantify soil water balance and apply the results to understand changes in plant community composition, structure and function. This work will capitalize on a network of existing vegetation monitoring sites with a rich suite of existing detailed field measurements in arid and semiarid ecosystems throughout the southwest U.S. This position will be located in Flagstaff, Arizona, on the campus of Northern Arizona University, and the postdoctoral scientist will work closely with researchers in Denver, CO and Moab, UT. The ideal candidate will have a Ph.D. in biology, ecology, ecosystem ecology, soil science, hydrology, or a closely related field, as well as a strong work ethic, demonstrated quantitative capabilities, a record of publication and leadership, and a proven ability to work independently. A strong quantitative and programming background, experience with ecological simulation models, and familiarity with R, are very strongly desired. Interested applicants must apply via USAJOBS, Job Announcement Number: PAC-2013-0027. Questions about this opportunity may be directed to Dr. John Bradford (jbradford@usgs.gov, 928-523-7766). This position is only available to U.S. citizens. Deadline: November 13, 2012. This position is anticipated to be announced in Fall-Winter, 2013, is funded for at least 2 years, and is located in Flagstaff, AZ. Posted: 9/14/12, revised: 10/24/12.

Ecohydrology: A postdoctoral associate position is available with a research project that will examine the biological and physical drivers of regional trends in evapotranspiration in the northeastern U.S. The successful candidate will be responsible for analyzing long-term hydrologic and meteorological records and conducting dendrochronological and stable isotope analyses of tree rings to evaluate regional trends in ET and identify the underlying biological and physical mechanisms to explain those trends. The project encompasses seven research sites in the northeastern US with long-term hydrologic and climate monitoring, including the Hubbard Brook Experimental Forest. The postdoctoral associate will be expected to submit manuscripts based on the research to peer-reviewed journals and to present the results at national and international scientific meetings. Work will be conducted at the University of New Hampshire in Durham, NH, but will require occasional travel to collaborating institutions and field sites throughout the Northeast. The position will be based in the lab of Dr. Heidi Asbjornsen at UNH, and will involve close collaboration with Dr. John Campbell (USDA Forest Service Northern Research Station) and Dr. Mark Green (USDA-FS and Plymouth State University). Minimum qualifications include a Ph.D. degree in hydrology, plant ecophysiology, ecology or a related field, with demonstrated expertise in the analysis of long-term hydrological and climate data, dendrochronology and stable isotope analysis, or both. Candidates will require a strong analytical background and an ability to manage large data sets and conduct and supervise laboratory analyses. Additionally, the prospective candidate should have demonstrated motivation and strong work habits, the ability to work independently as well as within a research group, and demonstrated ability to produce publications based on individual research. Preferred qualifications include experience with integrating plant ecophysiological and hydrological data to examine ecohydrological implications of climate change on forests and water resources. Interested candidates should submit a curriculum vitae, statement of interest, and names of three references to Heidi Asbjornsen, heidi.asbjornsen@unh.edu. Review of applications will begin October 15, 2012, and will continue until the position is filled. The anticipated start date is January 2013, although some flexibility is available. The position is initially for one year, with the possibility of renewal for a second year. Posted: 9/10/12.

Hydrologic Sciences/Ecohydrology: The Program in Hydrology at the University of Wyoming is seeking a post-doctoral research scientist in hydrologic sciences / ecohydrology. The successful candidate will work on field and computational hydrological research within the Spatial Analysis of Watershed and Landscape Systems Group, a research cluster focused on integrative multi-scale research. We seek applicants who can function in an interdisciplinary environment and are interested in using field observations on plant/soil/atmosphere/water relations to inform the development of novel theory and computational modeling. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to work as part of large interdisciplinary research initiatives and have access to state-of-the-art instrumentation and computational systems through the newly established Wyoming Center for Environmental Hydrology and Geophysics, the CI-WATER project and the joint University of Wyoming/ NCAR supercomputer. Minimum qualifications include 1) an earned PhD at the time of hire in hydrology, watershed management or a closely related area; and 2) evidence of research productivity in the form of peer-reviewed journal publications. Preferred qualifications include 1) the capacity to work productively in collaborative and interdisciplinary teams; 2) the willingness and ability to communicate research findings to a wide range of audiences; and 3) demonstrated skills in field-based science and computational modeling. To apply, send a CV, statement of research interests, and contact information of three references to Scott Miller (snmiller@uwyo.edu). Review of applications will begin on August 30, 2012, but applications will be accepted until all positions are filled. Posted: 8/21/12.

Isotope Geochemistry: Applications are invited for a postdoctoral position in the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences at Tulane University, New Orleans, U.S.A. This is a two-year position with the possibility of a 1-year extension, depending on research progress. Start date would be January, 2013 and review of applications will begin on November 15, 2012, and continue until the position is filled. A successful candidate will work in the Stable Isotope Laboratory, Tulane University (SILT U) as part of the Consortium for the Advanced Research of Hydrocarbon Transport in the Environment. The candidate will perform research on marine sediments from the Gulf of Mexico collected from areas affected by the 2010 BP oil spill. In addition to the ability to plan and participate in 2 ocean-going research cruises, the candidate will have access to several series of multi-core sediment from a previous research cruise, water column isotope data, a time series of deposited oil and sediment samples from beaches and marshes in coastal Louisiana, and the opportunity to employ ramped pyrolysis d13C and D14C analysis to sediments containing oil pollution. The ideal candidate will bring expertise in organic geochemistry and/or isotope geochemistry to our research group and will be able to conduct research central to the proposed goals of the consortium, the research group, and additional research relevant to the candidate’s own career development within the scope of the project. Applications should be sent to Brad Rosenheim (brosenhe@tulane.edu, +1-504-862-3196) and should include a cover letter, a C.V., a research statement outlining 1. Interest in the project, 2. Pertinent expertise, and 3. Relevancy to career goals. Additionally, names and contact information of 3 references are necessary. Review of applications will begin on November 15, 2012. Posted: 10/1/12.

Temporal Scaling of Ecosystem Processes: A postdoctoral position is available to help coordinate a research network focused on interactions among biogeochemistry, paleoecology, and global change. The primary responsibilities associated with this position are: (1) to assist with coordination of a diverse and broad research network, and (2) to conduct independent research on the biogeochemical consequences of ecosystem change at decadal to multi-millennial timescales. The minimum qualification is a doctoral degree in a relevant ecological, Earth, or environmental science. This position is funded by a Research Coordination Network grant from the National Science Foundation to integrate paleo-and neo-ecosystem ecology, especially biogeochemical responses to disturbance (The Novus Project). Thus, the ideal candidate would have a background in paleoecology, ecosystem ecology, or both. Experience with GIS, programming, and/or elemental analysis is also desirable. Specific duties include development of an independent research project, organization of workshops, communication with network participants, acquisition and/or analysis of data, presentation of re search findings at professional meetings, potential collaboration with faculty from a variety of institutions, and preparation of manuscripts. This position will be based at the Department of Geography at Kansas State University with several travel opportunities. 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 “Novus postdoctoral position.” Review of applications will begin October 15, 2012 and continue until the position is filled. The target start date is January 1, 2013. Posted: 9/14/12.

Modeling Terrestrial Ecosystem Carbon Dynamics: The University of Alaska Fairbanks Institute of Arctic Biology invites applications for postdoctoral scientists to conduct modeling studies as part of projects to assess carbon dynamics of terrestrial ecosystems in Alaska. The successful candidates will conduct studies that include the development, parameterization, testing, analysis, and application of models that simulate the vegetation and carbon dynamics of 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. See the full job ad for details or to apply (posting number 0065324). Applications will be received until the position is filled, but review of applications will begin on 11/26/2012. More information on the nature of the position can be obtained by contacting Dr. A. David McGuire, 907-474-6242, admcguire@alaska.edu. Posted: 11/5/12.

Land Change Modeling and Coupled Natural-Human Systems: The Human-Environment Modeling and Analysis Laboratory in the Department of Forestry and Natural Resources at Purdue University invites applications for an exciting post-doctoral position in land change modeling and coupled natural-human systems. The incumbent will conduct research on several high profile NSF, USGS, NOAA, USDA and EPA funded projects that require the integration of land use land cover change (LUCC) modeling and the impacts of LUCC to ecosystems (biodiversity, water quality, and potential for invasive species to persistent). The lab environment is highly interdisciplinary (ecologists, social scientists and engineers) and is supported by some of the most advanced cyberinfrastructure available on any university campus. This highly productive lab (> 30 journal articles in the last three years) is well known for work in land change science, integrated modeling, research in coupled natural-human systems and the use of advanced techniques to analyze "big data" in ecology. Review of application materials will begin on May 8, 2013 and will continue until the position is filled. Available immediately, Duration 24 months (with a 6-month and 12-month performance review). The postdoctoral scientist will collaborate with other researchers in the area of landscape to regional level modeling of land use cover change. Use of GIS (ArcGIS preferred), data mining tools such as artificial neural networks and cellular automata, and multivariate statistics (e.g., CCA, MDS, CART) will be required. Postdoc will mentor graduate and undergraduate students, and work with researchers in diverse fields, such as ecology, economics, human cognition, civil engineering and K-12 STEM education. Salary: $40k annual plus health care benefits. Required Qualifications: A PhD in geography, ecology, forestry, or civil engineering is required with expertise in data mining, spatial modeling, and/or multivariate statistical analysis. Experience with R programming, ArcGIS, python, javascript, PhP, and other analytical tools are highly desirable. Ability to work with researchers across a variety of disciplines (social sciences, engineering and natural sciences) is required. Strong communication skills are necessary. Ability to lead and mentor small groups of graduate and undergraduate students is also essential. To apply, please send statement of interest, curriculum vitae, date earliest available, and the names and contact information of at least three references to: Bryan C. Pijanowski, Professor and University Faculty Scholar Department of Forestry and Natural Resources, Purdue University 195 Marsteller Street, IN 47907-2033. Email: bpijanow@purdue.edu, Office phone: 765-496-2215. Posted: 4/25/13.

Spatial Modeling of Ecosystem Dynamics: A postdoctoral research associate position is available in the Department of Forestry and Natural Resources at Purdue University in the exciting area of ecosystem modeling. The ideal candidate will possess knowledge of the ecological impacts of land use change on aquatic and forested ecosystems, spatial modeling tools (e.g., ArcGIS), multivariate analysis techniques (in R or another standard statistical package) and have strong written and verbal communication skills. The position is in the Human-Environment Modeling and Analysis (HEMA) Laboratory in the Department of Forestry and Natural Resources at Purdue University (West Lafayette, Indiana) which is at the forefront of interdisciplinary research on coupled natural-human systems. We seek a postdoc interested in interdisciplinary and multi-institutional research who will contribute toward a very productive environment equipped with the very best computational infrastructure. Current sources of lab funding are from NSF(3), USGS, EPA(2), NOAA(2) and the US Department of Education. The candidate will also collaborate on grant proposal development and interdisciplinary research articles to top tier journals. Applicants should send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and contact information for four references in pdf format to bpijanow@purdue.edu. Review of applications will begin immediately with an anticipated start date of January 1, 2013. The position is for 1 year, renewable for up to three years depending on the availability of funds. For further information, please contact Dr. Bryan Pijanowski, Professor, Department of Forestry and Natural Resources, Purdue University; office phone (765)-496-2215 and email bpijanow@purdue.edu. Posted: 11/29/12.

Carbon Biogeochemistry and Exchange in Boreal Forest and Mire Ecosystems: We are seeking five highly motivated Postdoctoral Researchers with focus on: Carbon biogeochemistry and exchange in boreal forest and mire ecosystems. The main focus of these positions is on biosphere – atmosphere – hydrosphere dynamics and exchange processes in the boreal forest landscape. The Department of Forest Ecology and Management at SLU (Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences) in Umeå, Sweden, conducts research and education in both basic and applied science in the areas of Vegetation Ecology, Soil Science and Forest Management. The major research focus is on the boreal forest landscape, including peatlands and surface waters, but we have activities also in other biomes. The current positions are in Soil Science/Biogeochemistry. In a recent evaluation (2009) of the university the Soil Science/Soil Biogeochemistry group was ranked among the top seven out of a total of 130 groups at the university. The department has about 90 members of staff of which 13 are professors. Research areas include plant-soil interactions, surface water hydrogeochemistry, soil chemistry, soil biology, biosphere-atmosphere exchange, forest history, forest management, forest regeneration, plant population and community ecology. The department has modern technical facilities, close collaboration with several state-of-the-art technical platforms at Umeå University, and access to unique long-term forest ecosystem experiments and other field sites. Duties: The research within the program will primarily be based on available data from long term measurement of either Eddy Covariance measurements of CO2, water and energy and/or long term measurements of carbon export through catchment discharge. The main data sources are: 1) Data on the full ecosystem carbon balance at a boreal peatland, Degerö Stormyr. Eddy-Covariance data on CO2, water and energy since 2001. Data on methane emission and runoff C-export since 2004. Methane exchange is monitored by EC since 2013; 2) Complete hydrological and carbon hydrochemical data from 17 sub catchments within the Krycklan catchment covering >10 full years; 3) Biosphere – Atmosphere Eddy-Covariance C exchange data as well compartment C flux data from a large scale field nitrogen fertilization experiment in a Pinus sylvestris forest. The experiment was initiated 2007. Qualifications: PhD awarded within the last 5 years in ecosystem ecology, environmental science, or related field such as atmospheric sciences, biogeochemistry or microbial ecology. Experience in one or more of the following areas: eddy covariance, ecosystem modeling, micrometeorology, biogeochemistry of trace gases, plant physiological ecology, nutrient cycling and/or handling and processing large, multiple-source, data sets is a merit. Effectively and efficiently write peer-reviewed papers, and communicate fluently in English are essential for the positions. Place of work: Form of employment: The positions are two years scholarship available for persons with no previous employment at the SLU. Starting date: By agreement. Application: We welcome your application marked with Ref no. SLU ua 1276/2013. CV, publication list, PhD diploma, copies of no more than five publications. A short description (<2 pages) of previous research, current research interests and other activities of relevance for the position. Names and addresses of at least two reference persons. All application documents should be written in English. Please submit your application to the Registrar of SLU, P.O. Box 7070, SE-750 07 Uppsala, Sweden or registrator@slu.se no later than April 19, 2013. Further information: Mats Nilsson, Professor, +46(0)706884409, Mats.B.Nilsson@slu.se. Posted: 3/27/13.

Ecosystem Carbon Dynamics: Ecosystem Processes and Services Lab, Department of Biology, University of Central Florida (UCF). A postdoctoral research position is available to join a team of researchers studying carbon dynamics of native subtropical ecosystems along a hydrological gradient in the Northern Everglades Watershed. The study sites will be at the Disney Wilderness Preserve near Poinciana, Florida and at the Blue Cypress wetlands in the headwaters of the St. Johns River in Indian River County, Florida. The base of operations for the research will be at the Disney Wilderness Preserve and UCF. Disney Wilderness Preserve is a 12000+ acre conservation area and relocatable National Ecological Observatory Site at which UCF and The Nature Conservancy have ongoing research programs. The research team consists of scientists and graduate students from the University of Central Florida, Florida Atlantic University, and the U.S. Geological Survey. Throughout this three year project we will quantify above- and below-ground carbon stocks and exchanges of carbon from terrestrial ecosystems along a seasonal hydrologic gradient in the headwaters region of the Greater Everglades watershed. Additionally, we will investigate the response of ecosystem carbon cycling to climate drivers to facilitate integration of our research findings with climate-driven terrestrial ecosystem carbon models to examine the potential influence of projected future climate change on regional carbon cycling. We will use a multidisciplinary array of ecological, hydrological, and geophysical sampling techniques combined with modeling at multiple spatial scales of measurement. We seek a postdoctoral researcher skilled in quantitative analyses of eddy covariance data and interests in exploring integration of site data into regional climate models of carbon dynamics. Preferred areas of experience: • A PhD in ecology or related field with emphasis on carbon dynamics in natural ecosystems. • Experience analyzing eddy covariance data. • Experience with ecosystem modeling. • Demonstrated ability to write and publish scientific reports and articles. • At least a general knowledge of the natural history of subtropical systems. Position is funded for 2.5 years, with preferred starting date no later than January 2, 2013. Salary is @$40k 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. Ross Hinkle at rhinkle@ucf.edu. Review of applications will begin immediately, with all applications received on or before 1 October 2012 guaranteed consideration. Posted: 8/29/12.

Boreal Ecosystem Dynamics: The University of Alaska Fairbanks Institute of Arctic Biology invites applications for postdoctoral scientists to conduct modeling studies as part of projects to assess carbon dynamics of terrestrial ecosystems in Alaska. The successful candidates will conduct studies that include the development, parameterization, testing, analysis, and application of models that simulate the vegetation and carbon dynamics of 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. See the full job ad (posting number 0064487) for details and to apply. Applications will be received until the position is filled, but review of applications will begin on 9/4/2012. More information on the nature of the position can be obtained by contacting Dr. A. David McGuire, 907-474-6242, admcguire@alaska.edu. Posted: 7/19/12.

Terrestrial Ecosystem/Biogeochemistry/Land Use Change: The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign seeks a creative and energetic postdoctoral research associate to participate in research on carbon dynamics associated with land use change and bioenergy crops. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to design independent research as part of a larger analysis of carbon, nitrogen and hydrologic cycling. Desired qualifications include a background in ecosystem ecology and biogeochemistry. Research interests may include use of process-based models, (soil) biogeochemical cycling, soil microbial ecology, or interactions between carbon, nitrogen and water. The successful candidate will have the ability to integrate knowledge across disciplines, and poses strong writing and quantitative skills. As the candidate will be a part of a multidisciplinary research team, strong communication skills are desirable. The University of Illinois offers a highly collaborative and supportive work environment and research facilities are extraordinary, including a state-of-the art tools for isotopic and genomic analyses. The salary is highly competitive and health care benefits are excellent. Questions about his position should be addressed to Evan DeLucia (delucia@illinois.edu). Interested parties should send a letter of application, CV and the names of three referees via email to Melinda LaBorg (laborg@illinois.edu). Female and minority candidates are encouraged to apply. Applications will be reviewed starting 31 July 2012, with a starting date soon thereafter. Posted: 7/12/12.

Soy and Land-Use Change in the Brazilian Amazon: Post-Doctoral Scientist Position – Soy and Land-Use Change in the Brazilian Amazon. The Gibbs Land Use and Environment Group (GLUE) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison seeks an exceptional Post-Doctoral Research Associate. The researcher will help lead a large project investigating deforestation-free agricultural commodity supply chains and links to REDD+ in collaboration with organizations in the U.S. and Brazil. The candidate will join a thriving team using novel geospatial mapping methodologies combined with field surveys to improve our understanding of changing land use drivers in the Brazilian Amazon. Key components of the research include leading a team to survey soy farmers in Mato Grosso and developing methods to map the full soy supply chain. We will also work closely with industry and policymakers to strengthen supply chain traceability and reduce compliance costs. Ideal qualifications include some the following: - Must be fluent in both Portuguese and English, and have excellent written and oral communication skills - Experience designing farmer surveys and leading field campaigns - Knowledge of soy production chain in the Brazilian Amazon - Experience with GIS or statistics would be a plus but not required - Possess a Ph.D. (M.S. plus extensive research experience may also be considered). The one-year position will begin after May 15, 2013 with potential renewal for up to two additional years. Salary for this full-time position will be $45k per year, plus health insurance benefits. See also: Center for Sustainability and the Global Environment. To apply, please submit a cover letter detailing qualifications, CV, and phone and email addresses of three references to Holly Gibbs hkgibbs@wisc.edu. Electronic documents are preferred. Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis. Deadline is April 30, 2013 or until position is filled. Posted: 8/7/12, revised: 11/12/12, 3/22/13.

Terrestrial Ecosystem Ecology: We are currently looking for a post-doctoral associate to focus on organic nitrogen use by mycorrhizal fungi and plants, primarily through use of stable isotope and radiocarbon techniques. Lab experience and familiarity with chemical extraction techniques will be considered a plus. Research areas include a new global change experiment in northern Minnesota, the Duke FACE study, and a project examining the biogeochemical consequences of shrub expansion in the Arctic. The post-doc would work closely with a modeling group incorporating organic nitrogen use into ecosystem models. This is a two-year position. Please send letters of inquiry to Erik Hobbie (erik.hobbie@unh.edu), Research Associate Professor, University of New Hampshire. The position can begin as soon as July 2013. Posted: 5/13/13.

Arbuscular Mycorrhizae: The Ecology Center of the Instituto Venezolano de Investigaciones Científicas (IVIC) in Caracas, Venezuela announces the search for a researcher or post-doc to join our Laboratory of Soil Ecology. The ideal candidate will be available as of May, 2013, to work in the lab’s arbuscular mycorrhizae group. Candidates must have a doctorate and research experience in arbuscular mycorrhizal symbiosis and taxonomy (Phylum Glomeromycota), and be willing to teach postgraduate-level classes, assume administrative responsibilities, and supervise graduate and undergraduate thesis projects. Experience with the production of inoculants and the ecophysiology of plants inoculated with arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi is particularly welcome, as this post includes coordinating the lab’s ongoing production of this biofertilizer for agroecological, teaching, and research applications. Interested applicants should send a CV and brief letter of intent to Dr. Laurie Fajardo (lfajardo@ivic.gob.ve), prior to May 10, 2013 (extended). Posted: 3/26/13, revised: 4/26/13.

Plant-Fungal Associations in Australian Forests: The Hawkesbury Institute for the Environment, University of Western Sydney, is seeking to appoint two high quality, energetic researchers to the position of Postdoctoral Research Fellow (Academic Level A $91-96k p.a., comprising Salary $77k to $81k p.a., plus 17% Superannuation and Leave Loading) in the Soil Biology and Genomics theme. Ref 114/13 Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Eucalypt - Fungal Associations. This is an exciting opportunity to undertake research related to an Australian Research Council Discovery (ARCD) grant ('Switching partners: a driving force for tree productivity in a changing environment?'). Many eucalypts form mycorrhizal associations with two different and diverse groups of fungi, a trait shared by only a few ecologically and economically significant tree species. While each of these groups of fungi are important contributors to global primary productivity, the benefits that trees derive from these dual associations are not fully known. This research will explain the basis for this diversity and determine whether trees will make greater demands of their partners in future climates. Applicants should have expertise within the broad areas of plant-microbe associations, molecular microbial ecology, soil science, or related fields. A background in the generation and analysis of next-generation sequence data will also be well regarded. This is a full time, fixed term (2.5 years) appointment based at our Hawkesbury campus. Position Enquiries: Dr Jeff Powell, +61 (0) 2 4570 1093 jeff.powell@uws.edu.au. Closing Date: 21 March 2013. Ref 161/13 Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Plant-Fungal Associations. This is an exciting opportunity to undertake research related to an Australian Research Council Discovery (ARCD) grant (Plant : fungal symbioses in Australian forests – new perspectives using laser microdissection). The main goal of this project is to understand the importance of interactions between basidiomycete fungi and the roots of understorey Ericaceae shrubs, and determine the potential for these fungi to form mycelial linkages between the understorey shrubs and overstorey trees in Australian forests. The successful applicant will have experience in the use of microscopy and/or molecular microbial ecology technigues in studying plant:microbe associations. This is a full time, fixed term (2 years) appointment based at our HAwkesbury campus. Position Enquiries: Professor Ian Anderson, Director of Research, +61 (0) 4570 1993 or i.anderson@uws.edu.au. Closing Date: 21 March 2013. Posted: 2/21/13.

Peatland Fungal/Microbial Ecology: A post-doctoral position is available for a qualified individual to study response of structure and function of microbial communities in peatland ecosystems to climate change at Michigan Technological University, in collaboration with the US Forest Service Northern Research Station and Indiana University. Full support is available for two years support for a post-doc to work on two projects: 1) the PEATcosm experiment and 2) a hemispheric-scale analysis of peatland microbial and fungal communities. The PEATcosm experiment conducted at the USFS mesocosm facility is an NSF- funded experiment in which we are examining climate change and plant community effects on peatland bacterial and fungal communities and carbon cycling. We have also received Community Sequencing Program support from the Joint Genome Institute for an extensive study of peatland microbial and fungal community structure at sites across the globe involved in carbon cycling/trace gas flux studies. This opportunity for integrative research at both the experimental and global scale will be an excellent opportunity to focus on macro- and micro-scales of microbe-ecosystem interactions. Highly qualified candidates will have experience with next-generation sequencing of microbial communities; competency in quantitative methods, including multivariate statistics and bioinformatics; an interest in field-based experiments; and a strong background in microbial ecology, ecosystems ecology, peatland ecology, or a related field. The candidate would be based primarily at Michigan Tech in the Lilleskov Lab. Depending on interest, there is an opportunity to spend time in the Lennon Lab at Indiana University. The candidate would work in collaboration with other investigators on the PEATcosm project and related peatland research at Michigan Tech (with PIs Erik Lilleskov, Evan Kane, Rod Chimner, Tom Pypker), co-PI Jay Lennon at Indiana University, and collaborators from the global project (Mark Waldrop, Chris Schadt, Nathan Basiliko, Randy Kolka, Merritt Turetsky, Susannah Tringe, Dan McLaughlin, Eeva-Stiina Tuittila, Carl Trettin, Ruth Varner, Tim Moore, and others). Start date is as soon as possible, but no later than June 2013. Please send a cover letter that states your research interests, your curriculum vitae, the names and contact information for three references, and any other relevant materials, by email to Erik Lilleskov (elilleskov@fs.fed.us) and Jay Lennon (lennonj@indiana.edu). Posted: 12/13/12.

Plant-Microbe Ecology: University of Arizona. We are recruiting a postdoctoral research associate to investigate the effects of soil amendments on plant-microbe feedbacks and native plant reclamation success in the semi-arid Southwest US. The successful candidate will work within a team of plant ecologists, soil scientists, and microbial ecologists seeking to understand the mechanisms, and maximize the potential, for native plant reclamation under the predicted warmer and drier conditions in this region. The University of Arizona is one of the top ranked universities for environmental science research, with a strong focus on interdisciplinary approaches to understanding and managing natural resources. Primary responsibilities will include: establishing and overseeing large-scale field and greenhouse studies across precipitation and thermal gradients; developing and running molecular-based analyses of soil microbial communities, including targeted gene sequencing, metagenomics, and enzyme assays; co-advising and managing undergraduate research projects; data analysis using multivariate statistics, and manuscript writing. A Ph.D. in ecology or related fields is required. Applicants should have expertise in plant-microbe associations, molecular microbial ecology, soil science, or related fields. Prior experience using high-throughput sequencing tools to characterize soil microbe communities, experience running field and greenhouse experiments, strong work ethic and leadership experience, as well as good verbal and written communication skills are desired. Starting salary $40k. This one year position, with potential to renew based on satisfactory performance, is available immediately. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Apply online (job number 51967). Please submit a letter addressing the relevance of your research accomplishments and interests to this position, your CV, and contact information (including e-mail addresses) for three references. For additional information and informal inquires, please contact Jeff Fehmi (jfehmi@email.arizona.edu). Posted: 3/1/13.

Microbial Ecology, Ecological Bioinformatics, Quantitative Ecology: We seek applicants for three postdoctoral scholars to join the Ecosystem Science & Society Center at Northern Arizona University, a center that conducts research in ecosystem science at scales from the cell to the globe. Ideal candidates are self-motivated and creative researchers who enjoy communicating about science. Successful candidates will have opportunities for leadership roles in research and the possibility to advance to research faculty status. We seek applications for postdoctoral scholars in: 1) Microbial Ecology to investigate relationships between microbial biodiversity and carbon cycling in soils. The ideal candidate will have experience with molecular techniques, stable isotopes, and process rate measurements in soil microbial ecology. 2) Ecological Bioinformatics to apply cutting edge bioinformatic tools to problems in interpreting microbial community, metagenomic, and metatranscriptomic data. Specific projects include carbon and nitrogen cycling in soil, soil microbial community interactions, hot springs biogeochemistry, and the interface between microbial ecology and human health. The ideal candidate will have excellent skills in mathematics and statistics, fluency in informatics programming languages, platforms, and programs, and experience with bioinformatics tools in ecology and ecosystem science, applied in a framework of testing hypotheses. 3) Quantitative Ecology to apply quantitative tools to problems in global change ecology, including ecosystem responses to global change, interactions among drivers of ecosystem change, and responses to extreme events. The ideal candidate will have skills in statistics (including Bayesian), experimental design, simulation modeling, and data assimilation; will be comfortable programming in statistical languages and platforms (e.g., R, Matlab, etc.) and in at least one general-purpose scripting language; and will have experience applying these skills to environmental data to test interesting hypotheses. For all applicants, the minimum qualification is an earned PhD in a discipline related to the subject. The preferred qualifications, in addition to the specifics listed above, are a record of publication in the peer-reviewed literature, fundraising for research, and collaborative interdisciplinary research; demonstrated verbal and written communication skills, innovation, self-motivation, and critical thinking and problem solving, and vision for research growth and collaboration in ecosystem science. Review of applications will begin 1 August 2013. Positions will remain open until filled. To apply, visit www.nau.edu/hr and click on Job Openings, then Staff Openings, then Careers @ NAU; see openings 600388, 600389, and 600390. Applicants should attach to their online application one compiled pdf document containing a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and a statement of research experience and vision. Applicants should arrange to have three letters of recommendation sent to ecoss_jobs@nau.edu. Posted: 6/26/13.

Microbial Ecology of Grassland Agroecosystems: The University of Minnesota - Twin Cities seeks a plant-microbial ecologist to fill a 2-year postdoctoral fellow positional. The project goal is to explore the compositional and functional attributes of soil-microbial associations of native and exotic grassland species. We have cultivated multi-year field soil-conditioning treatments. We will be testing microbial effects from these treatments on plant growth and interspecific relationships, and exploring phylogenetic composition of microbial communities. The overall goal of the project is to develop efficient methods of soil management for the establishment of semi-native multifunctional grasslands for production of biomass and other ecosystem services. This position will be based in Nick Jordan’s lab in the Department of Agronomy and Plant Genetics but will also work closely with Linda Kinkel’s lab in the Department of Plant Pathology. Desired qualifications include a background in plant population/community ecology, invasion ecology, molecular ecology or ecology of plant-microbial interactions; in any case, strong molecular biology and statistical skills are essential. Start date: as soon as the successful applicant is available. Salary and benefits are competitive. Applicants should e-mail a single pdf file that includes a letter of interest, CV, and contact information for three references to Nick Jordan (jorda020@umn.edu). Review of applications will begin immediately; however, applications will be accepted until the position is filled. The University of Minnesota is an EEO/AA employer and educator. Posted: 11/5/12, revised: 4/23/13.

Microbial Ecology: A 2 years postdoctoral position in the field of microbial ecology is available in the group of Dr. Laurent Philippot at the INRA (National Institute for Agricultural Research), Department of AgroEcology, Dijon, France (starting date Spring 2013). The applicant is invited to study the link between microbial diversity and soil functioning. Research. The consequences of a decline in biodiversity for ecosystem processes and services have been of considerable interest for several decades. However, despite the central role of soil microbes in ecosystem processes as drivers of the Earth's biogeochemical cycles, the importance of microbial diversity for ecosystem functioning is still debated. The overall objective of the project will be to investigate the relationships between the diversity of soil microorganisms and biogeochemical processes, with a strong focus on nitrogen cycling. The project is part of the large-scale EU project EcoFINDERS. Key duties: To conduct and design experiments; To assist the PI in project management; To interact closely with the researchers, students and postdocs in the group. Criteria: A PhD in Microbiology, microbial ecology or another relevant subject, obtained no more than three years ago; Experience in molecular biology and ecology; Demonstrated track record of publications; Good skills in English (both written and oral). The postdoc will be located at INRA Dijon. The Centre is located on the university campus, and offers extensive labs and facilities for microbiology. The historical city of Dijon, provides a relaxed environment, 1.5 hours away from Paris by train. Please send a cover letter, CV and three reference letters to Laurent.philippot@dijon.inra.fr before March 15. Posted: 3/5/13.

Microbial Ecology: A postdoctoral research position is available immediately to study relationships between microbial community composition and ecosystem N cycling. Research will focus on the interactions elevated levels of nitrogen and belowground microbial community composition. Candidates must have a Ph.D. in microbial ecology, soil microbiology, biogeochemistry or closely related field at the time of appointment. Expertise with molecular techniques is required. Experience with next-generation sequencing and associated bioinformatics programs is preferred. The initial appointment period will be for 1 year with the potential of renewal. Applicants should email a cover letter describing research experience and goals, a curriculum vitae, relevant publications, and the names and addresses of three references to Dr. Donald R. Zak, School of Natural Resources & Environment, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1041. E-mail address: drzak@umich.edu. Posted: 1/28/13.

Soil Microbial Ecology - Metagenomics: The Antunes lab (Invasive Species Research Institute and Department of Biology at Algoma University, Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, Canada) is seeking an outstanding postdoctoral fellow available immediately. Research will focus on the roles that endophytic soil microorganisms play on plant productivity and fitness in the context of competitive interactions. The postdoc should have: • a Ph.D. in soil microbial ecology • a strong background in biology, microbiology and ecology • excellent knowledge of experimental design and statistics • experience in setting up greenhouse and/or field experiments • expertise in pyrosequencing and bioinformatics • excellent oral communication skills and a strong publication record • the capacity to work independently and in a team. The Antunes lab is located the new state-of-the-art ESSAR Biosciences and Technology Convergence Centre. In addition to plant growth facilities, the lab is fully equipped for techniques in microbiology, including PCR-based techniques. Exceptional greenhouse facilities and a long-term field research site are available through the Ontario Forestry Research Institute located only 10 minutes away. Funding is available immediately for a 12-month period (renewable for a second 12 month period depending on a positive evaluation). Salary: $45k per year plus benefits. Candidates must be legally eligible to work in Canada. Please submit a digital application (cover letter and CV, including the names and contacts of three individuals who can provide a recommendation) to Dr. Pedro M. Antunes before November 23rd, 2012. Contact information: pedro.antunes@algomau.ca. Posted: 11/13/12.

Microbial Community Ecology & Soil Carbon Dynamics: CSIRO Plant Industry, Canberra, Australia. We seek a postdoctoral fellow to investigate succession change and evolutionary adaption of microbial communities in relation to carbon utilization in soil. A functional genomics approach will be used to analyse microbial communities in relation to the decomposition of plant residues and to develop a mechanistic understanding of microbial contribution to C stabilization in soil and the role of inorganic nutrients in C sequestration. Salary: AU$75-85K per annum plus up to 15.4% superannuation. Tenure: 3 year term. Applications: Close October 31. To apply: Visit CSIRO Careers and search for Ref no: ACT12/03347. For information: Contact Dr Alan Richardson: alan.richardson@csiro.au. Posted: 10/18/12.

Microbial Ecology and Biogeochemistry: Two Postdoctoral Research Fellowships are available in the Microbial Ecology Laboratory in the Department of Ecology, Evolution and Organismal Biology at Iowa State University Microbial Ecologist: The successful applicant will be joining a new climate and environmental change research project that explores the role of microbial communities in organic nitrogen cycling. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in a molecular biology-related field with a strong record of productivity. Experience with molecular techniques (DNA and RNA extraction, PCR, qPCR, cloning, and primer development) and basic bioinformatics skills (processing and analyzing sequence data and familiarity with UNIX) are strongly desirable. Work will require travel to the Spruce and Peatland Responses Under Climatic and Environmental Change (SPRUCE) experiment in the Marcell Experimental Forest (Minnesota). The applicant will work with project collaborators at the Iowa State University, University of New Hampshire, and Argonne and Oak Ridge National Labs. To apply, please provide a CV, references, and a cover letter including a brief statement of short- and long-term goals. This is a 3-year commitment, available immediately. Possibility of extension of the position beyond depends on funding. The ideal applicant will have expertise in both microbial ecology and biogeochemistry. Once hired, the postdoctoral scientist will be responsible for contributing to primer development for protease and chitinase microbial community profiling (illumine tag sequencing) and interpreting resulting sequence data. This research will investigate the consequences for ecosystem carbon cycling of microbial decomposition of organic nitrogen and its subsequent uptake by mycorrhizal fungi. Biogeochemist: The successful candidate will collaborate with a team of scientists to understand the role of organic nitrogen in regulating forest ecosystem responses to elevated CO2 and temperature. Research experience with stable isotope ecology and organic chemistry is strongly desirable. The successful applicant will be joining a new climate and environmental change research project that explores the role of microbial communities in organic nitrogen cycling. Applicants must have a Ph.D. and a strong record of productivity. Work will require travel to the Spruce and Peatland Responses Under Climatic and Environmental Change (SPRUCE) experiment in the Marcell Experimental Forest (Minnesota). The applicant will work with project collaborators at Iowa State University, University of New Hampshire, and Argonne and Oak Ridge National Labs. To apply, please provide a CV, references, and a cover letter including a brief statement of short- and long-term goals. This is position is available immediately. Possibility of extension of the position beyond one year depends on funding. The ideal applicant will have expertise in biogeochemistry and microbial ecology. Once hired, the postdoctoral scientist will be responsible for contributing to the development of new stable isotope methods and extracellular enzyme assays. This research will investigate the consequences of microbial decomposition of organic nitrogen for ecosystem carbon cycling. Both: General lab management and participation in the mentorship of both graduate students and undergraduate lab assistants are also expected. The position will entail planning, execution and supervision of field and laboratory work, analysis of biological, chemical, and spatial data, literature research, supervision and training of lab personnel, and managing lab and field equipment and supplies. A valid driver's license or access to transportation will be required to get to field sites. To apply, please provide a CV, references, and a cover letter including a brief statement of short-and long-term goals. For more information or to apply for the position, please contact Kirsten Hofmockel khof@iastate.edu. Posted: 7/16/12.

Fungal Biology/Ecology: A position is open in the Schilling lab at the University of Minnesota for work connecting fungal biology with its biogeochemical consequences in forest ecosystems. Our focus is on northern forest systems, where tree species richness is low yet geographic ranges of the fungi that decompose wood are vast. We are seeking a mycologist with a skill set focused on microbial ecology, including molecular methods of inquiry. Knowledge specific to wood as a substrate, along with a traditional mycologist's skill set would be most valuable. Some existing material is in-hand for analyses and fast turnaround, but some fieldwork would be required to collect existing materials and deploy experiments into the field. The latter aspects (design/deploy) will be iterative and involve the input and ideas of the person in this position. To inquire, contact: Jonathan Schilling (schillin@umn.edu). Posted: 4/10/13.

Life Strategies in Soil Fungi: Post doc. The Archaeorhizomycetes is an ancient class of ubiquitous soil fungi. Sequences representing the class have been identified from vegetated terrestrial habitats across the globe. Estimates indicate that there are hundreds of species within the class and strong patterns of habitat specificity has been documented among species. Yet the ecological role of the Archaeorhizomycetes remain unknown. Deadline for application is March 15, 2013. For more information contact Anna Rosling (anna.rosling@ebc.uu.se) and visit the Rosling Lab website. Dr Anna Rosling, Department of Evolutionary Biology, EBC, Uppsala University, Norby v 18D, 752 36 Uppsala, Sweden. Posted: 1/18/13.

Soil Ecology: Postdoctoral Research Associate at the University of Sydney, Australia. We are looking to appoint a Postdoctoral Research Associate to play a vital role in studies on improving soil functioning in agroecosystems, funded by the Grains Research & Development Corporation. This project offers a comprehensive range of cutting-edge techniques, requiring a broad palette of skills, including the use of stable isotope and molecular genetic techniques. You will be highly motivated to advance the field of soil ecology, showing self-motivation and problem solving skills. The project will require you to use 13C, 15N, and 2H tracer techniques, analyse microbial species and functional diversity in soil and crop rhizosphere samples, and use cutting-edge techniques to analyse soil structure. You will coordinate and carry out sampling trips to field trials at Narrabri, design and carry out glasshouse and growth chamber experiments that complement these field trials, and make 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 work closely with Dr Feike Dijkstra and Associate Professor Michael Kertesz, but will also interact with other Faculty members and partners at the Grains Research & Development Corporation. For more information and to apply, search by the reference number 1926/1112 at sydney.edu.au/positions. Closes: 20 January 2013. Posted: 12/13/12.

Soil Science: “Soil processes at the micro-scale – new approaches to study soils using NanoSIMS”. We announce a full PostDoc position in Soil Science at the Technische Universität München (Lehrstuhl für Bodenkunde). The earliest starting date is June 1st 2013. Salary is TV-L E13 (100%) according to the German TV-L system (Tarifvertrag für den Öffentlichen Dienst der Länder). The position is full-time for three years and can be prolongated for another three years. This position gives an opportunity to develop new conceptual and methodological approaches with state of the art analytical techniques in a lab focusing on the fate and stabilization of soil organic matter. The group (Prof. Ingrid Kögel-Knabner) is located at Freising-Weihenstephan, nearby Munich in southern Bavaria. The formation of organo-mineral associations and soil aggregates but also interactions between plant and soil (rhizosphere) happen at submicron scales. However, these processes determine phenomena (e.g. C-sequestration, nutrient cycling) on much larger scales up to the ecosystem and global level. With the introduction and increasing utilization of modern (spectro-)microscopic techniques in soil science, e.g. atomic force microscopy (AFM) or nano-scale secondary ion mass spectrometry (NanoSIMS), the need for the development of new experimental and methodological approaches is growing. Within the advertised project we aim to develop new experimental and sample preparation methods to meet the requirements of these analytical techniques. The main experimental focus will be put on the formation of new biogeochemical interfaces with a special focus on aggregation and microbial-soil interactions. Responsibilities also include supervision of PhD students and teaching for students in agriculture, forestry, biology and environmental sciences. Required: Applicants should have a PhD in geosciences, geoecology, biology, environmental sciences or a related discipline. Candidates with experience in microscopic techniques, e.g. epi-fluorescence, scanning and/or transmission electron microscopy (SEM, TEM), NanoSIMS are highly welcome. Fieldwork experience in geological and/or ecological sciences and laboratory research experience in geochemistry or biogeochemistry is required. The candidate should be highly motivated, team-oriented and willing to work with advanced analytical techniques. Applications: A single pdf-file including letter of motivation, research experience, CV, and publication list should be sent by email to Prof. Dr. Ingrid Kögel-Knabner (koegel@wzw.tum.de), Lehrstuhl für Bodenkunde, Wissenschaftszentrum Weihenstephan für Ernährung, Landnutzung und Umwelt, TU München, 85350 Freising-Weihenstephan. Phone: +49-(0)8161-715174. Application deadline is March 25, 2013. Posted: 2/22/13.

Soil Science/Biogeochemistry/Ecosystem Ecology: Seeking potential postdocs with backgrounds in soil science, terrestrial biogeochemistry, ecosystem ecology, or closely related fields that would be interested in applying for a UC President's Postdoctoral fellowship to come and work at the University of California Merced with me (Asmeret Asefaw Berhe, Ph.D.). The potential areas of research can include topics such as: - Interactive effects of fire and/or erosion on soil carbon dynamics - Effect of changes in atmospheric temperature and precipitation on cycling of C and N - Role of Fe and Al oxides in controlling stock and persistence of C in soil - Role of organic matter in controlling water holding capacity in (sub-)alpine meadows - Role of biochar additions in controlling gaseous and dissolved losses of C, N or P from soils of the central valley. More info: UC PPF application More info about the program itself and the success of fellows in securing UC faculty positions is available at http://www.minoritypostdoc.org/view/2012-UCPresPD.html. Applicants have to be either US citizens or permanent residents; and they must hold a PhD from accredited university before the start of their fellowship in July of 2013. Interested candidates can contact me at aaberhe@ucmerced.edu for further information. Posted: 9/26/12.

Subsoil Carbon Cycling: I am searching for a highly qualified early career scientist to determine C-balances and coordinate field and lab activities in a large research consortium investigating subsoil C-turnover. It's a 3-year position with potential extension for another 3 years. Contact: Prof. Dr. Bernd Marschner (bernd.marschner@ruhr-uni-bochum.de), Bodenkunde/Bodenökologie, Geographisches Institut, Ruhr-Universität Bochum, 44780 Bochum, Germany. Posted: 12/11/12.

Biodiversity and Soil Carbon Dynamics of Bioenergy Crops in Latin America: One position as a post-doc is available for multiple years with a large interdisciplinary 5-year NSF-PIRE funded research project that will examine the social, economic, and ecological implications of bioenergy development in four countries across the Americas: Argentina (eucalyptus for biodiesel), Brazil (conversion of natural forests to soy, palm, and sugarcane for ethanol and biodiesel), Mexico (jatropha for biodiesel), and the U.S. (conversion of aspen forests to cellulosic ethanol). The post-doc will work with 3 PhD students, 1 MS student and the investigators to quantify bird species richness and pollinator communities in and around biofuel crops and the reference (native) vegetation at each of the four study sites. Other project foci include quantifying soil carbon and nutrient cycling and understanding forest hydrology in the above ecosystems. There will be substantial opportunities to collaborate with other researchers with diverse backgrounds and expertise both within the US and within Argentina, Brazil and Mexico. This will foster more integrated analysis of the impacts of bioenergy production on coupled biodiversity, water, carbon, and nutrient cycles within each of the study systems. The post-doc will be based at Michigan Technological University in Houghton, MI and will be co-supervised by Drs. David Flaspohler, Chris Webster, Rod Chimner, and Sigrid Resh. Houghton Michigan is located in Michigan's Upper Peninsula near Lake Superior and offers a host of outdoor recreational opportunities in summer and winter. The position will also require travel for extended periods of time to each of the four study sites. Minimum qualifications include a PhD degree (or comparable demonstrated experience) in ecology, soils, wildlife ecology, hydrology, or a related field. Candidates should have a strong analytical background and an ability to manage large data sets and supervise graduate students and field assistants. Additionally, the prospective candidate should have demonstrated motivation and strong work habits, the ability to work independently as well as within a research group, and demonstrated ability to produce peer-reviewed publications based on individual research. Experience in some of the following areas will be valued: field-based bird surveys by sight and sound, collecting vegetation data, and censusing pollinator arthropods, characterizing soils, measuring trace gasses and ecosystem modeling, conducting field-based hydrological measurements. We do not expect that any candidate will have experience in all of the above areas but they should be interested in ecosystem-level, integrative, and cross-disciplinary research, and in acquiring new skills. Proficiency in Spanish and/or Portuguese is also very highly valued. Interested candidates should submit a curriculum vitae, statement of interest, transcripts (unofficial versions are acceptable), and the names and contact information for three references to David Flaspohler, djflaspo@mtu.edu. Review of applications will begin February 15, 2013 and will continue until the position is filled. The anticipated start date is sometime between March and June 2013 (negotiable). Funding is available for multiple years. Posted: 10/30/12, revised: 1/31/13.

Everglades Trace Gas Fluxes: A multidisciplinary team of wetland researchers at Florida International University is seeking a POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCH ASSOCIATE with interests and expertise in micrometeorological or biogeochemical measurements of trace gas fluxes. The position will focus on ongoing eddy covariance measurements of CO2, CH4, and water exchange in two types of Everglades marsh in Everglades National Park. The successful applicant must be capable of working independently, guiding field assistants and technicians, and have experience in the use of electronic instrumentation including data loggers. Familiarity with ecosystem modeling is highly desirable. Specific responsibilities will include managing eddy covariance measurements, participating in ecosystem modeling and chamber-level and geochemical measurements of carbon fixation, and taking the lead in key project publications. Research will be conducted in Everglades National Park in collaboration with the University of Alabama and the Florida Coastal Everglades LTER. Applicants must hold a PhD in ecology, biology, micrometeorology, earth sciences, or a related field and have a strong record of scientific publication. Application review will begin June 15, 2013 and will continue until a suitable candidate is identified and the position filled. The two-year position is available immediately. Salary is $47,500 in addition to full health and retirement benefits. Applications and inquiries should be sent to Steve Oberbauer (oberbaue@fiu.edu), Department of Biological Sciences, Florida International University, Miami, FL 33199. Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of research interests and expertise, and full contact information for three references. Posted: 5/29/13.

Trace Gas Fluxes and Biofuel Sustainability: We are seeking a highly motivated and well prepared Postdoctoral Scholar to conduct USDA,NIFA-funded research investigating multiple ecosystem trace gas fluxes affecting the life-cycle sustainability of biofuel production in the Imperial Valley (low desert) of California. The successful candidate will continue field measurements and analyses to support a 5-year life cycle analysis of the crop plant, Sorghum bicolor. Project objectives are to quantify principal environmental and physiological drivers of fluxes and storage of water, carbon, and nitrogen. Data collection activities are designed to refine parameterization of carbon flux, evapotranspiration, GHG emission, air quality, and energy budget models appropriate for regional scaling. The study uses sensor, manual, and remote data collected as part of observational and experimental designs and couples these data with process models. Unique aspects of the research include the extreme high temperature environment and initial deployment of a new fast response N2O analyzer suitable for chamber and whole ecosystem eddy covariance measurements. 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. Candidates will need excellent preparation in plant physiology, biometeorology, physiological ecology, ecosystem ecology, or related field. Candidates with experience in field trace gas measurements, plant canopy analysis, and data-model coupling techniques are particularly encouraged to apply. The primary role of this position is to conduct micrometeorological and soil trace gas flux and plant physiological measurements. The successful candidate will provide leadership to the research team including graduate and undergraduate students, scientists, cooperative extension personnel and industry cooperators. The position provides opportunities for advanced training in whole ecosystem flux measurements of multiple trace gases and associated biogeochemical and ecosystem modeling. Development of individual research activities and collaborations with other postdocs, students, and faculty is encouraged. Location: The position is based at University of California at Riverside, with field work conducted near El Centro, CA. Duration: 1 year, renewable annually. Position requires a Ph.D. with relevant research preparation and a successful publication record, excellent scientific and nonscientific 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 and applications should be sent as a single PDF containing CV, contact information for three references, and cover letter with qualifications and research interests to both Dr. David Grantz (dagrantz@ucanr.edu) and Dr. Darrel Jenerette (darrel.jenerette@ucr.edu). Posted: 4/10/13.

Soil Carbon Dynamics-Bioenergy: Earliest Start Date: September 3, 2012. Latest Start Date: January 2, 2013. The Department of Forestry at Michigan State University invites applications for a Post-Doctoral Research Associate position. The successful candidate will investigate soil carbon dynamics associated with conversion of marginal lands to willow and poplar biomass energy plantations in the Upper Great Lakes Region. The overall objective of the project is to understand potential environmental impacts/benefits of converting retired agricultural lands in northern Michigan, Wisconsin and Minnesota to intensively cultured biomass energy plantations. A key component of this is understanding the loss and recovery of soil carbon associated with land conversion and how this changes across varying soil, climate and prior land-use conditions. The successful candidate will be expected to utilize archived soil samples and data from an ongoing study consisting of seven experimental plantations; assist with the continuing collection and analysis of soil samples from these sites; and design and implement new experiments to better understand soil carbon dynamics associated with plantation establishment, growth and development. The position will be based in the lab of Dr. David Rothstein (biogeochemistry) at MSU. The successful candidate will also work collaboratively with the labs of Dr. David Mladenoff (University of Wisconsin) and Dr. Anthony D’Amato (University of Minnesota). This is a full-time, 12-month, fixed-term position, with reappointment dependent on satisfactory performance. Funding is available for 2 years. Qualifications: Ph.D. in Soil Science, Geochemistry, Ecosystem Ecology, or related discipline is expected, including demonstrated skill in related field and laboratory techniques. The successful candidate must be able to work independently, conduct statistical analyses, utilize library resources, and communicate results in the form of professional presentations and publications. Demonstrated ability to write peer-reviewed papers and communicate fluently in English is assumed. A candidate with demonstrated experience with advanced approaches to understanding the stability and turnover of soil C (i.e. isotopic chemistry, biomarkers, fractionation) is particularly desirable. How to Apply: Please send cover letter, CV, pdf(s) of relevant publications and names and contact information for three references to David Rothstein (rothste2@msu.edu) Please include “Postdoctoral Research Associate” in the subject line of your email. Posted: 7/18/12.

Microbial Biogeochemistry/Reactive Transport Modeling: Postdoc - 75156 There is an exciting opportunity for a scientist with expertise in the development, testing and application of reactive transport models to join our interdisciplinary monitoring and modeling (M&M) team focusing on integrating microbial diversity into bottom-up biogeochemical oil reservoirs models. The work will be part of the microbially enhanced hydrocarbon recovery (MEHR) project, which seeks to improve the recovery of oil through the optimization of microbial communities and geochemical conditions. The M&M project focuses on (a) developing approaches to remotely monitor and characterize MEHR-induced biogeochemical transformations at the reservoir scale, and (b) the development of reservoir scale bioreactive transport simulators that can be used to optimize MEHR treatment design and implementation. This research is supported by the Energy Bioscience Institute. The successful candidate will join a highly skilled interdisciplinary team at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Pennsylvania State University, the Energy Bioscience Institute, Berkeley, and the University of California, Berkeley. The candidate will have two main foci: 1. The development and application of numerical models for multiphase flow, transport and reaction processes. 2. Greater representation of microbial diversity in reservoir models. This will be approached through the derivation and integration of microbial traits representing the growth and activity of microbes governing the rate of biogeochemical reactions. The position is based in the Earth Science Division at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and collaborates closely with the Department of Energy and Mineral Engineering at Penn State University. The work will require an application with a wide range of skills: (1) use of state-of-the-art 3D reactive transport models. (2) An interest in developing representations of microbial biogeochemical complexity in models; (3) Expertise in Fortran 90/95 (or other relevant languages) programming and large scale computational systems; (4) excellent written and oral presentation skills; and (5) ability to work in an integrated team environment. A recent Ph.D in an applicable discipline is also required. The applicants should attach a curriculum vitae that outlines past experience, research interests, and computer expertise. For additional information, contact: Li Li (lili@eme.psu.edu) or Nicholas Bouskill (njbouskill@lbl.gov). The position is available immediately and the search will remain open until the position is filled. The initial appointment is for one year with the possibility of an additional two years dependent on progress, funding and continued operational need. See the full job ad to apply. Posted: 10/4/12.

Biogeochemical Modeling: The Climate Sciences Department of Lawrence Berkeley National Lab has an exciting opportunity for a scientist with expertise in development, testing, and application of below- and aboveground biogeochemical models, with focus on high-latitude systems, coupled C and N cycling, and atmospheric feedbacks. The work will be part of the DOE-sponsored Next Generation Ecosystem Experiment-Arctic (NGEE-Arctic), whose ultimate goals include the development of a mechanistic high-latitude land model capable of integration with CESM and improved climate predictive capability. The position offers an excellent environment for working with a highly skilled interdisciplinary team and will require strong motivation and excellent oral and written communication skills. Lawrence Berkley Lab is a renowned center of scientific expertise in many facets of climate-related fundamental and applied science. The successful candidate will develop, in CLM, mechanistic representations of high-latitude soil biogeochemical processes and interactions between belowground biogeochemistry, vegetation, and hydrology. The model will be tested against extant and new NGEE observations and will require integration with fine-scale reactive transport modeling and development of spatial and temporal scaling approaches. The work will focus on several groups of important high-latitude processes, including: (1) characterization of belowground C and N cycle dynamics; (2) characterization of high-latitude vegetation dynamics; (3) interactions and competition between vegetation and soil microbial processes; (4) dynamics of mosses and organic soil layers; and (5) impacts on the surface energy and GHG budgets due to climate-relevant changes in vegetation, biogeochemistry, and hydrology. See the full job ad for more information and to apply. Posted: 8/28/12.

Ecological Forecasting in Forest Ecosystems: A post-doctoral research fellowship in ecological forecasting is available in the Dietze lab in the Department of Earth and Environment at Boston University. This project will focus on how forest management, climate, and disturbance impact the structure and function of forest ecosystems in the Southeast and Pacific Northwest. The postdoc on this project will work with an interdisciplinary team from University of Alabama, University of Florida, University of Wisconsin, Montana State University, University of Washington, and the Joseph W. Jones Ecological Research Center in order to improve the representations of forest management within Earth system models. We will specifically focus on using the Ecosystem Demography model to forecast carbon, water, and forest structural characteristics under various management and climate scenarios. Additional analyses will integrate field measurements and remote sensing to assess the important spatial scales of variability in management and disturbance and their impacts on ecosystems. The project will make use of, and contribute to, the ecoinformatic tools being developed by the PEcAn project, which aims to make ecosystem models, data assimilation, and forecasting more accessible, automated, and repeatable. Minimum qualifications are a doctoral degree in forest ecology or a related ecological or environmental science. Experience with at least one of the following is preferred: Bayesian statistics, ecosystem modeling, R, or Fortran. Up to two years of funding is available. Preferred start date: June 1, 2013. Submit a cover letter, CV, and contact info for 3 references to Jackie Getson (getsonj at bu.edu). For more information contact Dr. Michael Dietze (dietze at bu.edu). Posted: 3/14/13.

Ecosystem Model-Data Synthesis and Ecological Forecasting: Model-data synthesis and forecasting across the upper Midwest: Partitioning uncertainty and environmental heterogeneity in ecosystem carbon. A post-doctoral position in ecosystem model-data synthesis and ecological forecasting is available in the Dietze lab in the Department of Earth and Environment at Boston University. This project focuses on integrating eddy-covariance, remote-sensing, forest inventory data, and other ground-based measurements within the Ecosystem Demography 2.2 model to understand and forecast regional-scale ecosystem dynamics across northern Wisconsin. The project is part of the larger PEcAn project, which aims to make ecosystem models, data assimilation, and forecasting more accessible, automated, and repeatable. As a test bed for the development and application of the PEcAn informatics tools, this project is focused on the temperate/boreal transition zone in northern Wisconsin, a region that is expected to show large climate change responses and is one of the most data-rich regions in the country. The tools developed here will enable us to partition carbon flux and pool variability in space and time and to attribute the regional-scale responses to specific biotic and abiotic drivers. The data-assimilation framework will partition different sources of uncertainty, which will enable a better understanding of which are limiting our inference, and provide a more complete propagation of uncertainty into model forecasts. Minimum qualifications are a doctoral degree in plant ecology or a related ecological or environmental science. Experience with, or interest in learning, Bayesian statistics, ecosystem modeling, remote-sensing, and ecoinformatics tools would be valuable. Up to two years and four months of funding is available. Submit a cover letter, CV, and contact info for 3 references to Dr. Michael Dietze (dietze at bu.edu). Posted: 9/10/12.

Fire, Climate, and Forest Modeling: A new opportunity is available at Northern Arizona University for a post-doc interested in fire, climate, and forest modeling at Grand Canyon, southwestern USA. Application deadline Dec. 6, 2012. For details, see the full job ad. Alternative path: NAU Job Openings - click on “Staff openings”, then "Careers @ NAU", then select Post- Doctoral Scholar #600050 position #25221. Note that several other post-doctoral scholar positions are currently open also. Deadline: December 6, 2012. Posted: 11/14/12.

Fire Spread Simulation Modeling and Climate Change Dynamics: We are seeking two postdoctoral researchers to work on the development and application of spatially explicit computer simulation models of fire spread (FARSITE) under different future climate scenarios. The focus of this research will be on assessing the changes in fuel treatment and fire suppression performance under altered climate conditions, and interacting with our partners at the USDA Forest Service, to provide comparative risk assessments for highly valued resources and assets (HVRAs). The position will be located in the GISc Center of Excellence at South Dakota State University, and will involve collaboration with personnel from the U.S. Forest Service Rocky Mountain Research Station-Missoula, the Western Wildland Environmental Threat Assessment Center, andthe USGS Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) Center in Sioux Falls. The postdoctoral researchers will be responsible for assembling RAWS climate data, working with relevant Global Climate Models (GCM) ensemble data and processing newly climate parameterized FARSITE models to determine changes in spatial burn probability. The scientists will also act as liaisons for coordination of data transfers and harmonization with our USFS and USGS collaborators. These are 12 month positions with the possibility of extension depending on availability of funds. Qualifications: A Ph.D. in geography, ecology, natural resources, or a related field. Preferred candidates will have (1) background in vegetation and disturbance ecology, and (2) experience using climate and/or fire simulation models. To Apply: send the following information in electronic form to mark.cochrane@sdstate.edu: cover letter, curriculum vitae, names and contact information for three references, and unofficial copies of transcripts. Review of applications will begin on November 15th and continue until the positions have been filled. For more information contact: Dr. Mark Cochrane, Professor and Senior Scientist, Wecota Hall 506B, South Dakota State University, Brookings, SD 57007-3510. (605) 688-5353. Posted: 10/22/12.

Dynamics of Temperate Mountain Forests: we seek candidates for postdoctoral positions for our team within the Forest Dynamics Lab of the Faculty of Forestry and Wood Sciences at the Czech University of Life Sciences in Prague, Czech Republic. The project is titled “Natural disturbance regimes of mountain forests: the basis for ecological forest management”. The aim of the project is to study the role of natural disturbances in the dynamics of mountain forests in central Europe. In the proposed project we will determine patterns of natural disturbances and their relationship with structural data, carbon storage and landscape pattern. The study will take place in several of the largest old-growth forests in Europe (Czech Republic, Slovakia, Romania and Ukraine). The activities, together with our team, will include field work, processing and analyzing data, statistical analyses, and compiling the results. The results should be then presented at conferences and published in international scientific journals. Applicants should have a PhD in environmental or related sciences (biology, ecology, geography, forest sciences), and English communication and writing skills on the level of native speaker. We are looking for any of the following skills: analysis of forest dynamics, modeling, and remote sensing We offer a 2-year position starting as soon as possible. The monthly salary will be around 1400 Euro, which represents double of median salary in the country. We are a young and energetic research team, with close collaboration with international partners. Opportunities exist for exchange visits and meetings. Further information: contact Miroslav Svoboda, phone: +420 2 2438 3405, + 420 731 064 650, e-mail: svobodam@fld.czu.cz. Applications: should have attached CV listing skills and qualifications, list of publications and other documents deemed important by the applicant. Applicants should also write a short description explaining why they believe themselves to be suitable for the above position. Include also contact information for two reference persons. Send the application to the following address: Miroslav Svoboda, svobodam@fld.czu.cz, Czech University of Life Science, Faculty of Forestry and Wood Science, Kamycka 129, Praha 6 Suchdol, 16521, Czech Republic. Posted: 3/20/13.

Climate Change Impacts on Spruce-Fir Forests and Birds: The University of Massachusetts Amherst (UMass) seeks a postdoctoral fellow to model the effects of climate change on spruce-fir forest bird populations in the Northeast and upper Great Lakes Regions. The candidate will use existing data sets to model bird occurrence, distribution, nesting phenology and productivity as a function of spruce-fir forest stand characteristics and climate. These models will then be applied to projected forest and climate conditions to identify potential refugia sites. The candidate will work closely with an interdisciplinary team of faculty, staff, and students at UMass, the University of Minnesota, Michigan Technological University, the University of Maine, as well as researchers from the USFS, USGS, USFWS, NPS and the Vermont Center for Ecostudies. The position is currently funded for 2 years, and the target start date is September 2013 (negotiable). Minimum qualifications are a Ph.D. in biology, ecology, natural resources or a related field, and strong quantitative skills, particularly bird habitat modeling and spatial data analysis/GIS. Experience working with climate models and using both empirical historical data and climate forecasts, is desirable. A competitive salary, including benefits is offered. To apply please email a short cover letter summarizing your relevant experience and interest in the project, CV, and contact information for three references to Dr. David King at dking@fs.fed.us. Review of applications will begin in early July, 2013 and continue until the position is filled. Posted: 6/21/13.

Quantitative Forest Ecology: University of Alabama We are seeking a highly motivated post-doctoral scientist to work on an interdisciplinary NSF Macrosystems Biology project developing a framework for building forest management into Earth system modeling. The post-doctorial researcher (PDR) will assist in the forest ecology and synthesis aspects of the project, and will be responsible for conducting work to test hypotheses of forest management impacts on productivity and heterogeneity across scales from the stand to region. The PDR will interact with an interdisciplinary team from University of Alabama, University of Florida, Boston University, University of Wisconsin, Montana State University, and in particular work closely with scientists at the University of Washington and Joseph W. Jones Ecological Research Center. The PDR will work closely and coordinate with two other PDRs focused on mapping and modeling. Applicants should possess a PhD in forest ecology or forest biometrics. The ideal candidate will have a strong quantitative background, as well as a working knowledge of forest management practices and experience in data management. Foundation for this study: Forest function and management are fundamentally connected at stand to continental scales. Although there has been much research at the stand level and substantial theory that explains how stands and ecosystems function, there is a lack of understanding of how these theories scale to larger areas subject to quantitatively and qualitatively different kinds of disturbances. Management of forest resources has been guided by ecological theories that simplify disturbance, management, and climate impacts on forests, but feedbacks from management are seldom considered to significantly influence function. This observation leads to one of the most important questions of Macrosystems Biology: How does what we know from studies of areas measured in meters to kilometers apply to much more heterogeneous areas measured in thousands of kilometers, within which human activities may become the most significant determinants of functional responses to disturbances? This proposed research aims to develop a framework for building forest management into Earth system modeling, and conduct analyses to test whether stand-level ecological theories hold in larger areas. The macrosystem scale at which these concepts break down will be investigated across different regions of the continental US. The over-arching objectives of our study are to A) determine how the variations in forest management, climate, and disturbance impact the structure and function of forest ecosystems, and B) quantify the relative importance of forest management, climate, and disturbance as drivers of ecosystem structure and function at stand to continental scales across North American forests. The position is funded for two years. Applicants should submit via email 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. Christina Staudhammer (cstaudhammer@ua.edu or 205-348-1538). Review will begin on February 22, 2013. Posted: 1/18/13.

Technical Manager, Center of Forest Ecosystem Assessment: The Center of Forest Ecosystem Assessment (CFEA) at Alabama A&M University (Huntsville, AL) is seeking a technical manager to work closely with the Center's director and staff to coordinate its research activities and daily operations. The center is funded by the National Science Foundation and composed of three thrust areas (biological community, ecosystem process and dynamics, and coupling human and landscape dynamics and patterns). The manager coordinate multidisciplinary research activities; assist in developing proposals, prepare annual reports and newsletters and other related publications; coordinate seminar series; oversee Center's website maintenance and updates; interact with the National Science Foundation, and other collaborating federal and state agencies and landowners; supervise technical support personnel; recruit students; and assist in coordinating the center's national and international collaborations. Qualifications: MS degree or PhD in forestry, biology, ecology, wildlife or other natural resources related fields A good understanding of forest ecosystems and ecology Research experience and familiarity with the southern Cumberland region's flora and fauna Experience in field data collections and analyses Excellent written and oral communications skills Excellent time management and problem-solving skills Able to work with students and faculty with diverse cultural and professional backgrounds Experience in developing proposals, reports, newsletters, and manuscripts Webpage design and maintenance experience is a plus. U.S. citizenship or permanent resident with valid clean driver's license Preference will be given to candidates who have experience with NSF-CREST or forest ecosystems related research. Successful applicants will demonstrate the following skills: detail-oriented, effective communicator, a good sense of direction, and possess a cheerful nature to endure unexpected conditions. International experience and language ability will help the center's recent international initiatives. Contract will be renewed annually depending on funding and performance. Pay Rate: $35-46k (+ full benefits). Closing Date: September 1, 2013 or until filled. For application, please send cover letter, resume with three letters of references to Yong Wang, P.O. Box 1927, Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences, Alabama A&M University, Normal, AL 35762. Ph. 256-372-4229, Email: yong.wang@aamu.edu. Posted: 5/14/13.

Forest Biomaterials Supply Chain/Process Modelling/Life-Cycle Assessment: One-year research position for researcher with graduate degree. Project Title: An adaptable supply chain, process economics and LCA model to screen feedstock production, pretreatment and conversion technologies for bio-based product manufacturing. Investigators: Richard A Venditti, Hasan Jameel and Richard Phillips. Despite unprecedented incentives and investments by both private and government entities, there is not a single commercial facility processing lignocellulosic feedstock for bio-material production. Barriers exist in biomass supply and also in conversion technologies. The project goal is to provide a rigorous technical, economic and environmental life cycle analysis for promising candidate biomass feedstock forms combined with promising process pretreatment technologies. Models of (1) biomass supply chains and (2) conversion processes of biomass to sugars will be developed and used for economic and environmental LCA analysis. From the results, a flexible, modifiable spreadsheet based model will be developed that can be used to understand existing biomass and processing technologies as well as adapted for alternate biomass/conversion technologies to predict supply chain, technical, economic and LCA issues. The research will be a team effort, composed of faculty, one post-doctoral student and at least one graduate student. In addition, the research is funded by Eastman Chemical, who will work closely with the investigators at NCSU on the project. Qualifications Required. We are currently looking to hire a post-doctoral researcher (or person with Masters Degree) that has experience in some aspects of the project (supply chain analysis, project financial analysis, manufacturing process modeling, or LCA modeling) and have a degree in an associated field. The researcher should have advanced skills in the use of computer programming to do modeling and analysis. The researcher will be required to communicate effectively through oral presentations, written documents and through user-friendly spreadsheets with user documentation. The appointment would be for one year with a possible extension. Eastman Chemical is interested in closely working with the researcher and has future potential interest in a person with the skills developed in this project. Contact: Richard Venditti, Forest Biomaterials, North Carolina State University, Raleigh NC 27606-8005, tel 919-515-6185, email: Richard_venditti@ncsu.edu. Posted: 1/22/13.

Forest Ecology Modeling: We are seeking a postdoctoral fellow and a PHD student to work on a team project on modeling forest growth and dynamics at the temperate-boreal forest transition. The successful candidates will work in collaboration with a large team of forest ecologists and modelers. POSTDOC POSITION. The general objective of this project is to develop a suite of forest dynamic models that will be used by natural resources managers to better understand (i) the different uncertainties associated with climate change and (ii) how current land-use practices can affect the diversity and functioning of the transitional forest between the temperate and boreal biomes. The current tools that are used to predict its impact on forest ecosystems are limited because they lack important ecological knowledge. These models are inappropriate for forest ecosystems because they do not consider how the complex interplay between dispersal, interspecific interactions and forest management will affect migration dynamics and productivity. The postdoctoral researcher will develop a modeling suite spanning different spatial and temporal scales, from local scales and short time horizons (10-25 years) to the large (regional) spatial scales and long time horizons (100-200 years). We will focus on forest Eastern Canada at the transition between temperate and boreal biomes since we expect the greatest impacts of climate change to occur in such forests. A PhD degree in biology, forestry or environmental science is required. Candidates must also have strong skills in modeling, forest ecology, statistics and analyses of large databases. Training in mathematics is considered a valuable asset. A fellowship of $ 40k per year for 2 years is offered. Applications, including a letter describing research interests, a CV, copies of transcripts and the contact information for two references, or any questions about the project should be directed to dominique_gravel@uqar.ca. Knowledge of French is not required but the student must be open to learn and work in this environment. Research activities will be conducted at the biology department at the Université du Québec à Rimouski. The candidates will be invited to join the activities of a dynamic laboratories and an active team of collaborators from the Quebec Center for Biodiversity Science and the Center for Forest Science. The student will also benefit from the resources and training offered by a training program in forest complexity modeling. Posted: 10/29/12.

Remote Sensing and Tropical Forest Structure/Dynamics: Post-doctoral position linking hyperspectral-lidar data to tropical forest structure and dynamics. This postdoc will use high resolution hyperspectral-lidar remote sensing to inform the PPA forest dynamics model (Strigul et al. 2008, Ecological Monographs; Bohlman and Pacala 2012, Journal of Ecology) in species-rich tropical systems. We seek to understand how tree structural and physiological attributes that can be quantified by the image data relate to growth, mortality and allometry, which are key model inputs. Our goal is to identify groups of trees and species that have both similar dynamic rates and structural properties and distinct image characteristics. The post-doctoral researcher will analyze and synthesize image data and field data, such as individual tree growth rates and species structural and physiological traits, in the context of the PPA forest model. This research provides a unique opportunity to connect cutting-edge remote sensing technology/analysis with the development of a cutting-edge model of tropical forest dynamics. The ultimate goal of the project is to extend understanding and predictive capability from intensive study sites to wide swaths of tropical forest that are only accessible by airborne remote sensing systems. The position will be based at the University of Florida and focused on field sites in Panama. The University of Florida provides a strong academic community for tropical and ecological research. The position requires background and skills in remote sensing, background in ecology, forestry and/or plant physiology, strong quantitative skills, demonstrated ability to publish and to assist in grant writing, and good ability to work collaboratively. Familiarity with forest models is a plus. Please send a cover letter describing your research interests and skills and how they relate to this position, along with a CV and the names/contact information of 3 references, to: Stephanie Bohlman (sbohlman@ufl.edu), School of Forest Resources and Conservation. Posted: 5/15/13.

Forest Simulation Modeling: Postdoctoral Research Assistant, Portland State University, Department of Environmental Science and Management. The Dynamic Ecosystems and Landscape Lab directed by Dr. Scheller is recruiting a Postdoctoral Associate to join a team of forest ecologists from the Portland State University (PSU), US EPA and BLM, to assimilate multiple data sources (e.g. FIA, LiDAR) to forecast how climate change and disturbance regimes (e.g. Swiss needle cast, wildfire) will affect carbon storage in forest vegetation and soils in the Oregon Coast Range.The associate will also explore how different forest management strategies (e.g. timber harvesting and harvesting woody biomass for energy) will alter forest sustainability and conduct uncertainty analysis on vegetation and C dynamics. Qualifications: The ideal candidate will have a PhD (or be in the last year of their thesis work) in forest ecology, forest management, soils or a related field.The candidate should possess excellent communication skills (both written and oral) and have a strong interest in working with an interdisciplinary team of scientists. Demonstrated experience with forest simulation models, quantitative analysis, statistics, GIS, and a strong publication record is desirable. The candidate will work on the PSU campus in Portland, OR. The position is 1.0 FTE (40 hours a week with full benefits) at a salary of $45-50K, commensurate with experience. The position is available Dec. 1 for a period of 22 months with potential for renewal depending on funding. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, but preference will be given to those received before November 1. Interviews may begin immediately. Applicants should send a resume or CV, letter of interest describing how your experience matches the qualifications above, and contact information (phone numbers and email addresses) for three references to Dr. Melissa Lucash at lucash AT pdx.edu. Posted: 10/11/12.

Modeling Forest Responses to Climate and Environmental Change: Michigan State University. Two postdoctoral positions focused on developing individual-based models of forest dynamics within the context of climate / environmental change. Focal areas include tree seedling growth and survivorship, mature tree growth and survivorship and the production and dispersal of propagules. Funding for one position is committed to work with a long-term data set from study plots at La Selva Biological Station, a wet tropical forest in Costa Rica. The second position is flexible and could work with the same data set or with parallel temperate data sets. The successful candidates will be expected to: 1) manage databases, 2) work with Rich Kobe and Andy Finley in developing and estimating the models, 3) contribute to writing manuscripts (with potential to lead several), and 4) help assist in management of the respective project. Developing a new line of research based on existing data (with the possibility of additional data collection) would be supported. There is considerable flexibility on research topics that could be pursued and a strong research infrastructure. Baseline data sets on soil resources, mature tree dynamics, and long-term tree seedling dynamics are available for further analysis and to guide experimental research. Quantitative / modeling skills, familiarity with R and/or additional programming languages, and some background in plant physiological, community or ecosystem ecology required. Some proficiency in Spanish is desirable but not required. Positions available immediately. Funding currently available for ~2 years, with potential for extension based on performance. To apply, email a statement of research interests and goals, CV, and contact information for two references to Carol Graysmith (graysmit@msu.edu). To ensure full consideration, submit applications by 4 January 2013. For further information, contact Richard Kobe (kobe@msu.edu). Posted: 11/5/12, revised: 12/11/12.

Modeling Tropical Forest Response to Global Change: University of Florida Supervisors: Jeremy Lichstein and Stephanie Bohlman We seek a bright, creative, and highly-motivated postdoctoral researcher to pave new directions in modeling the dynamics of tropical forests and/or the physiology of tropical trees. Candidates are encouraged to propose specific research questions related to one or more of the following themes: How have tropical forests responded to global change, and how will they respond in the future? How can we quantify the functional diversity of tropical tree communities, and how can we accurately represent this diversity in global ecosystem models designed to study feedbacks between the carbon cycle and climate change? What is the minimal set of plant traits needed to capture tropical tree functional diversity in Farquhar-type physiological models of individual growth, mortality, and fecundity? This position offers an exciting opportunity to leverage world-class datasets from Barro Colorado Island (BCI) and adjacent sites in Panama on the dynamics, functional traits, and temperature acclimation (see summary pdf) of tropical trees to improve the representation of tropical forest dynamics and tree physiology in global ecosystem models. Recently initiated eddy-covariance data from BCI are also available from collaborators at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute. Candidates interested in forest dynamics modeling are encouraged to capitalize on the recently developed PPA model, which uses a simple but accurate mathematical approximation to represent height-structured light competition among individual trees (Purves et al. 2008, PNAS, 105:17018-17022; Lichstein and Pacala 2011, Theoretical Ecology, 4:269-281; Bohlman and Pacala 2012, J. of Ecology, 100:508-518). The PPA model is being incorporated into a new version of the NOAA-GFDL global land model. Candidates interested in modeling tropical tree physiology are encouraged to develop statistical machinery based on likelihood or Bayesian methods to link key plant traits (e.g., LMA, Amax, Rdark, and wood density) to the carbon balance and vital rates (growth, mortality, and fecundity) of individual trees in the context of Farquhar-type photosynthetic models that are commonly used in global vegetation models. Qualifications: PhD in a relevant field of study. Preference will be given to candidates with strong quantitative and skills and demonstrated experience in their proposed area of research. Two years of funding are available, with competitive salary (commensurate with experience) and benefits. Start date: Flexible, with a preferred date no later than January 14, 2013. To apply: Send a single pdf file to Jeremy Lichstein (jlichstein@ufl.edu) including: (i) one-page cover letter summarizing research interests and qualifications; (ii) one-page proposal describing specific goals for postdoctoral research in tropical forest dynamics and/or tree-physiology modeling; (iii) CV; and (iv) contact information for three references. Review will begin on Sept. 24, 2012. Posted: 9/6/12.

Modeling Responses of Forest Dynamics to Climate/Environmental Change: Michigan State University Postdoctoral position(s) focused on developing individual-based models of forest dynamics within the context of climate / environmental change. Focal areas include tree seedling growth and survivorship, mature tree growth and survivorship and the production and dispersal of propagules. Currently funding is available to work with a long-term data set from study plots at La Selva Biological Station, a wet tropical forest in Costa Rica. I anticipate that funding will become available for an additional position to work with a similar data set from northern hardwood forests and red pine plantations of northern Michigan. The successful candidates will be expected to: 1) manage databases, 2) work with Rich Kobe and Andy Finley in developing and estimating the models, 3) contribute to writing manuscripts (with potential to lead several), and 4) help assist in management of the respective project. Developing a new line of research based on existing data (with the possibility of additional data collection) is encouraged. There is considerable flexibility on research topics that could be pursued and a strong research infrastructure. In addition, baseline data sets on soil resources, mature tree dynamics, and long-term tree seedling dynamics are available for further analysis and to guide experimental research. Quantitative / modeling skills, familiarity with R and/or additional programming languages, and some background in plant physiological, community or ecosystem ecology required. Some proficiency in Spanish is preferred but not required. Positions available Fall 2012. Funding currently available for ~2 years, with potential for extension based on performance. To apply, email a statement of research interests and goals, CV, and contact information for two references. To ensure full consideration, submit applications by 31 August 2012. I will be attending the ESA meetings in Portland and would be happy to meet and discuss the position with potential candidates; just email me to set up a time. For further information or to submit applications, contact: Rich Kobe (kobe@msu.edu), Office phone: (517) 355-8433; cell (517) 281-2082. Posted: 8/9/12.

Modeling and Remote Sensing: Postdoctoral positions are available within the Earth and Environmental Sciences Division at Los Alamos National Laboratory to work on modeling or remote sensing of vegetation dynamics at the local to global scales. Successful applicants in the modeling realm will work with the most recent version of the Community Land Model coupled with the Ecosystem Demography model (CLM(ED)) in collaboration with the National Center for Atmospheric Research and other DOE national laboratories. The successful applicants in the remote sensing realm will focus on vegetation mortality monitoring, interpretation, and application to testing models at multiple scales (regional to global). In both cases, an emphasis on developing, testing, or applying CLM(ED) and remote sensing techniques to simulation and understanding of vegetation mortality and recovery is our main focus. Additionally, we encourage applicants who can work across disciplines and draw upon large and unique data sets to study linkages between large-scale climate and forest processes. This is a rolling application and will remain open for multiple applicants until February 2016. Required skills for modeling include experience developing or applying numerical simulation models. Required skills for remote sensing include experience using remote sensing techniques to quantify and interpret vegetation pattern changes. Required skills for both positions 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. Desired skills include knowledge of physiological, ecosystem, population, or community ecology; programming skills in Fortran; and data assimilation skills that integrate model and data. 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). 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. See general information about LANL’s postdoctoral program. Posted: 2/20/13.

Modeling Tree Responses to Climate Change: The Genetic and Silvicultural Foundations for Management Team, USFS Pacific Northwest Research Station in Olympia, WA is advertising to fill a research (post-doc) position on modeling tree responses to environment or management. The candidate will contribute to on-going studies that focus on testing hypotheses related to the growth and function of northwest tree species, especially in relation to climate change. Examples of on-going studies include evaluating the impacts of genetic and environmental factors on growth, phenology, and physiology in both field and greenhouse trials or other data sets to look at phenology of vegetative and reproductive budburst. This involves limited data collection (as several data sets already exist), compilation of data from multiple data sets, editing, and analysis of multiple data sets and writing up results for scientific journals. The candidate may also provide training and equipment support to other staff. Initial appointment will be 1 year but may be renewed for 1 or more additional years. Note, this could be a sabbatical opportunity. Position will be filled approximately August 1, 2013. Salary approximately $61,255 per year (GS-11) depending on qualifications. Position includes paid holidays, vacation and sick days as well as health care benefits. Qualifications: (1) US citizen with a PhD in natural resources completed prior to beginning of employment; (2) Knowledge of tree physiology, genetics, and ecology. (3) High proficiency in R. [Skills in R should include: a) writing scripts to automate the process of combining, querying, and updating large databases and generating graphical reports; b) model fitting using nonlinear mixed-effects models; and c) developing graphical user interfaces for data exploration and model fitting.] ; and (4) Experience in publishing in peer reviewed journals. To apply: Send one pdf document which includes a letter of interest (including date when you could start), resume, list of references, and transcripts to: Connie Harrington (charrington@fs.fed.us). Apply by June 3, 2013. You may send a second document which includes a recently authored publication related to the position if that publication would not be readily available online. Posted: 5/8/13.

Tree Mortality Modeling: The Atmosphere, Climate and Ecosystem Sciences (ACES) team within the Earth and Environmental Sciences Division at Los Alamos National Laboratory is seeking a highly qualified Postdoctoral researcher to work on cutting edge tree mortality quantification. We expect the candidate to develop and test a coupled model of vegetation dynamics and forest canopy reflectance and transmittance to quantify the amount of tree mortality from remote sensing imageries (LANDSAT/MODIS). The coupled model will be calibrated and tested against different sources of data using advanced data assimilation approaches. The successful applicant will work within an interdisciplinary team of staff scientists, postdocs and students at LANL. We will begin our review by Feb 20, 2013 and will continue until the position is filled. Please see more details of the position. Posted: 1/18/13.

Ecologist for Carbon Sequestration Project: is sought by an environmental consulting firm for a Carbon Sequestration Study of highway rights-of-way (Phase 2) in New Mexico for a three year project funded by the Federal Highway Administration. Ecosystem Management, Inc. conducted the first phase, the objectives of which were to measure Soil Organic Carbon (SOC) within state highway rights-of-way in a scientifically defensible manner, document current right-of-way management practices, and suggest new practices that might increase sequestration of SOC. Phase 2 focuses on implementation of new management practices (e.g., soil imprinting, deferred mowing) that may increase soil carbon while maintaining motorist safety and developing verification protocols for highway rights-of-way. Experimental plots will be established. Applicants should have a PhD in plant ecology, rangeland science, soil science or related degree. Applicants should be knowledgeable concerning factors that influence carbon sequestration in arid environments and some knowledge of verification protocols for greenhouse gas credits. Experience working with carbon verification staff at the Chicago Climate Exchange (CCX) is desirable, but not necessary. Send resume and three references to miket@emi-nm.com by March 24. Posted: 3/15/13.

Carbon Cycling in Agroforestry Systems: We are seeking a postdoctoral research associate to participate in an ongoing project that aims to understand the controls on carbon storage and sequestration, and greenhouse gas emissions in agroforestry systems across different climatic regions in Alberta. Extensive field work will be involved. The project is in collaboration with Scott Chang, Edward Bork, and Cameron Carlyle in the departments of Renewable Resources, and Agricultural, Food and Nutritional Science at the University of Alberta, Edmonton. Funding is provided by the Agriculture Greenhouse Gases Program of Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada. More project details. Persons with training in biogeochemistry, ecology, forestry, soil science, global change biology or other related areas are encouraged to apply. The ability to communicate effectively in English with diverse groups of people is essential. The candidate must demonstrate evidence of productivity from previous work. You must be highly motivated, able to work independently but at the same time be a good team player. A valid driver’s license and clean driving record is mandatory. Funding is available for up to two and half years. In addition to working within the project, independent lines of research in associated areas can be accommodated. The position is available now and needs to be filled as soon as possible. To be considered, please email a copy of your curriculum vitae, names and contact details of two references, and a research statement by email to: Cameron N. Carlyle (cameron.carlyle@ualberta.ca), Assistant Professor, Rangeland Ecology, Department of Agricultural, Food and Nutritional Science. Posted: 2/5/13.

Dryland Ecosystem Carbon Cycling: The USGS Southwest Biological Science Center, is accepting applications for a Mendenhall postdoctoral fellowship to assess regional-scale carbon cycling patterns in semi-arid ecosystems and the potential impact of climate change on ecosystem carbon storage and cycling. Applications for this position, which include a research proposal detailing activities for a 2-year project, are due December 14, 2012. Interested candidates are encouraged to contact John Bradford (jbradford@usgs.gov) or any of the research advisors listed below for further information. This position will be based in Flagstaff, AZ, and will begin on or after January 2013. Mendenhall Fellows are appointed to the USGS for two years and receive full salary and benefits at the GS-12 level, and are provided operating funds consistent with their proposed research. Research Advisors: John Bradford, (925) 523-7766, jbradford@usgs.gov; Sasha Reed, (406) 243-4325, screed@usgs.gov; Michael Duniway, (435) 719- 2330, mduniway@usgs.gov; Jayne Belnap, (435) 719-2333, jayne_belnap@usgs.gov. Posted: 10/5/12.

Modeling Evapotranspiration and Land-Atmosphere Interactions: A postdoctoral position focused on modeling evapotranspiration and land-atmosphere interactions is available in the Department of Geological Sciences at the University of Texas at Austin. The research responsibilities and topics may include: a) irrigation management using thermal remote sensing data in spatially variable ET models, with possible data assimilation, b) modeling and/or field studies of canopy water, energy, and carbon flux responses to transient flooding in agricultural and natural wetlands, c) modeling and/or laboratory studies of fluid transfer between soil and vegetation under various moisture conditions, possibly with the UTCT facility, d) simulating variable surface moisture in a weather, earth system, or global climate model. Modeling experience is desired. Ideal disciplinary backgrounds include hydrology, atmospheric science, biology, physics, or a related field and interest in interdisciplinary collaboration. Start date is between January and June 2013 but ideally sooner; PhD is required prior to start. Expected duration is 24 months with possible option for shorter or longer term but annual renewal is based on performance. Annual salary is $55k plus benefits. Interested applicants should immediately apply by email to Dr. Moffett (kbmoffett@jsg.utexas.edu): 1) put “UT postdoc 2013” in the email subject line; 2) attach to the email a 1 page statement regarding your interest in the above research topics; 3) attach to the email your CV, including contact information for at least 3 references. Full job ad. Posted: 11/5/12.

Global Terrestrial Carbon-Nutrients Cycle Modeling: We are seeking to hire a postdoctoral fellow to investigate how nutrients constrain forest ecosystem carbon cycling across spatial scales. The primary responsibility of the postdoc will be to incorporate plant carbon allocation and nutrient dynamics into an existing model framework within a global land surface model (e.g., terrestrial biosphere model; dynamic global vegetation model; terrestrial carbon cycle model). Knowledge of the processes that regulate interactions between the carbon, nitrogen and phosphorus cycles is highly desirable. The successful applicant will be based out of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), joining the terrestrial ecosystems team supervised by Dr. Joshua Fisher. While the primary focus of the postdoc is modeling, our project will also integrate the postdoc into summer field campaigns in Indiana led by project co-Investigator Dr. Rich Phillips of Indiana University (IU) to measure the processes that the models will simulate. The postdoc will also work with Dr. Tom Evans (IU) and Dr. Fisher on integration of remote sensing data into the models. Required Qualifications: · Ph.D. in environmental science, engineering, ecology, biogeochemistry, or related field. · Strong computer programming skills (e.g., Fortran, Matlab). · Experience with global land surface modeling (e.g., CLM, JULES). · Demonstrated ability and motivation to publish high impact scientific articles. We are looking to fill this position as soon as possible, though contact us if some delay is needed (e.g., finishing up a Ph.D.). The appointment is initially for a one-year period, renewable based on satisfactory performance. Salary/benefits are based on UCLA’s salary/benefits structure, and are commensurate with experience. Please apply by sending to Dr. Joshua Fisher (jbfisher@jpl.nasa.gov) by April 1, 2013: I) cover letter; II) cv; III) relevant published (or in press/to be submitted) papers; and, IV) contact information (email, phone, affiliation) for 3 references. Feel free to email Dr. Fisher with any questions. Posted: 3/21/13.

Coupled Carbon Cycle-Climate Analysis and Modeling: Carbon cycle feedbacks to the climate system may determine much of the future intensity of climate change. Results from multiple coupled-carbon climate models produce divergent and often conflicting results in simulations of the future. Today we have unparalleled tools for observing carbon cycle dynamics on land, in the oceans and in the atmosphere. An emerging area addresses observing human emissions of carbon cycle gases in urban environments and linking anthropogenic emissions to socio-economic and climatic drivers. At JPL (NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory), we seek to develop and use advanced observing systems to improve our understanding of the carbon system, integrating space-based, airborne and in situ observations. Ongoing carbon cycle-related research, mission and planning activities at JPL address atmospheric, terrestrial marine and human systems. Examples include: • OCO-2, a spaceborne sensor that will observe global patterns of carbon dioxide with a planned launch in 2014, • SMAP, which will observe soil moisture, inundation, wetlands and soil freeze-thaw beginning in 2015, • CARVE, a Venture-class airborne mission studying Arctic climate-carbon interactions • AirMOSS, a Venture-class airborne mission making observations of root-zone soil moisture to quantify the impact of variations in soil moisture on regional carbon fluxes • Megacities, a unique study of the urban carbon metabolism of major urban areas using in situ and remote sensing approaches • AIRIS and AVIRISng, airborne imaging spectrometers that can quantify key terrestrial ecosystem properties • PRISM, an advanced coastal zone imaging spectrometer, • HyspIRI, a planned spaceborne imaging spectrometer that will provide global coverage of terrestrial vegetation chemistry and evapotranspiration, • DESDynI, a planned spaceborne synthetic aperture radar that will quantify forest structure globally • Global and regional, high-resolution carbon data assimilation modeling • Global and process-oriented ecosystem process modeling. We invite applications for post-doctoral research positions in carbon cycle analysis and modeling as part of JPL’s Carbon Initiative. The successful applicants should be interested in analysis and modeling of carbon-climate interactions, with experience in process modeling, data assimilation and their integration with global or regional remote observations (airborne and spaceborne). The group’s remote sensing foci are in microwave and hyperspectral remote sensing, however, research is not limited to these areas. The successful applicants will have significant freedom to develop their own research focus, taking advantage of JPL’s relevant capabilities, including but not limited to those described above. JPL’s focus is on the coupled global carbon cycle, and scientists with, for example, remote sensing, modeling, terrestrial, atmospheric oceanic or energy systems science backgrounds should all consider this opportunity. Please send a letter of application and current CV to Dr. David Schimel at dschimel@jpl.nasa.gov with [postdoc] in the subject line. Finalists will also have to send two letters of reference and we encourage arranging that ahead of time since the overall selection process will proceed fairly rapidly. Posted: 1/30/13.

Carbon Cycle - Urban CO2: The Inter-university Training Program in Continental-scale Ecology (ITCE) is a 5-year effort sponsored by the NSF Macrosystems Biology Programs to develop and provide integrated training experiences. Our goal is to launch a generation of scientists prepared to tackle the large-scale challenges presented by the ongoing climatic, ecological, and biogeochemical perturbations affecting the USA and the globe. The program emphasizes the use of stable isotopes in biogeochemical and ecological studies as a focal theme, but on this foundation offers coverage of a broad range of systems and techniques that are widely applicable to problems of spatial analysis, scaling, observation, and modeling of Earth system processes. Postdoctoral opportunity. Over the course of this project, we will seek postdocs to work on several aspects of how the carbon cycle is reflected in isotope ratios and concentrations of atmospheric carbon dioxide. For this specific postdoctoral fellowship announcement, our first preference is for an individual who will work with two or more ITCE faculty on the synthesis, integration, and evaluation of atmospheric carbon dioxide data as they relate to urban metabolism, emissions, ecosystem processes, and atmospheric dynamics. This is primarily and data synthesis and modeling postdoctoral opportunity, but there are opportunities for new data collection. Applicants should hold a Ph.D. in atmospheric science, biology, ecology, climate science, environmental engineering, or a related discipline with relevant experience. Priority in reviewing applications will be given to applicants who have demonstrated interest in bridging across disciplines, complement and build on existing strengths, and are amenable to training in a team setting (i.e., more than a single faculty mentor). Applications for these positions should consist of a single PDF file, containing (in this order): cover letter, statement of research interests, curriculum vitae, and the names, expertise, and contact information of three references. Applicants may also include as a separate part of their submission separate PDFs for up to three of their peer-reviewed publications relevant to their application. The review of applications will begin on February 1, 2013. However, we will continue to receive and to review applications until the positions are filled. The appointment start date is flexible, and is available immediately. Please submit inquiries as well as completed applications to Jim Ehleringer at the University of Utah (jim.ehleringer@utah.edu). Posted: 12/6/12.

[position filled] Carbon Cycle/Greenhouse Gas Modeling: The Biosystems Analysis Group of Dr. Robert Anex at the University of Wisconsin, Madison is seeking to hire a post-doctoral research associate to assess climate variability and impacts on the sustainability of maize-based cropping systems throughout the Midwest, United States. Position will focus on soil carbon and greenhouse gas emission modeling of different field corn management systems and locations. The modeling will support research at 28 research sites in eight states. Modeling will be used to upscale from experimental field scale to regional scale GHG emission estimates. Required qualification include an earned Ph.D. in agronomy, soil science, environmental engineering, or closely related discipline; knowledge of soil organic matter dynamics and climate change, and excellent mathematical and spoken and written English language skills. Preferred qualifications include experience with the DAYCENT model and parameter estimation techniques. Additional desirable expertise includes knowledge of maize production systems and life cycle assessment. To apply send a cover letter with qualifications and research interests, CV, and contact information of three references to Dr. Robert Anex (anex@wisc.edu). Position is available beginning January 2013 and is open until filled. Posted: 11/7/12.

Ecosystem Ecology/Climate Change: Postdoctoral research position available at the University of Florida to assist in a project focused on the fate of permafrost carbon in a warming world. Research is field and lab based, with the primary field location near Denali National Park, Alaska. The research foci are (1) net ecosystem carbon exchange and loss of old C from a gradient of sites undergoing permafrost thaw, and similar measurements in (2) a new experimental manipulation of permafrost thaw and water table. Radiocarbon measurements of C pools and fluxes are an important component of this project for determining the age of C losses from ecosystems. The postdoc will be responsible for running the field component of this project: supervising personnel and making measurements of isotope fluxes, ecosystem C exchange, vegetation aboveground productivity, and associated environmental measurements. Candidates with a background in biogeochemistry, ecosystem ecology, plant ecology, soil science, forestry, or isotopes are encouraged to apply. Experience with Campbell data loggers, SAS or R programming, ecosystem C exchange measurements, or isotopes would be helpful. The postdoc will generally spend the majority of the spring-to-fall (May through September) field season in Alaska running the field project, with winters spent in Florida on lab and data analysis. Experience with working and living in rugged field conditions is required. Salary is commensurate with experience; health care benefits are provided. Please send cover letter including the names/contact of 3 references and CV to: Dr. Ted Schuur; tschuur@ufl.edu. Application review starting Apr 1; position open until filled. Posted: 3/4/13.

Ecosystem Ecology: A post-doctoral Research Fellowship is available at the University of Kansas, in Dr. Sharon Billings' laboratory. The successful applicant will explore how biogeochemical processes in terrestrial ecosystems influence fluxes of key greenhouse gases to the atmosphere, using laboratory, field, and/or modeling approaches. The post-doctoral researcher will have the opportunity to build on any of several on-going projects, based on his or her skillsets. We seek a creative individual enthused about moving the science of human-altered ecosystems 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, experience measuring or modeling fluxes of CO2 or N2O, knowledge of soil organic matter dynamics and climate change, and excellent mathematical and spoken and written English language skills. Preferred qualifications include experience manipulating environments to test ideas of microbial responses to global change factors, experience with stable isotopes to address questions of global change, and experience modeling ecosystem responses to anthropogenic perturbations. Start date is early January 2013. To apply, see https://recruiting.ku.edu. Application review starts 11/16/12. Posted: 10/16/12.

Ecosystem Ecologist/Ecosystem Modeler: University of New Mexico. We are looking for a qualified and highly motivated postdoctoral fellow to join a collaborative team conducting research on how ecosystem-atmosphere exchange of carbon, water and energy varies across 9 semi-arid ecosystems. Focused around a well-established network of nine eddy covariance flux towers across an elevation gradient, we utilize a range of state-of-the-art technologies in flux measurements, leaf-scale ecophysiology, microbial ecology, remote sensing and modeling to understand both the biotic and abiotic controls over carbon dynamics, hydrology and energy balance in characteristic US Southwest biomes. In addition, we have an ecosystem scale manipulation experiment investigating biogeochemical and biophysical responses to piñon pine mortality. We encourage individuals with demonstrated experience in one or more of the following areas to apply: (i) ecophysiological fieldwork with an emphasis on flux measurements at leaf, soil or ecosystem-scales; (ii) processing, manipulating and analyzing EC flux tower datasets from multiple sites; (iii) strong ecosystem process-based modeling skills. In particular, we are interested in individuals with strong computational and statistical skills and the ability to integrate knowledge across disciplines. Previous experience in using and developing land surface models, such as the Community Land Model, in a super-computing environment is highly desirable. This position is available for one year initially, with potential to renew annually based on performance and continued funding from NASA and DOE. Please send a cover letter with qualifications and research interests, CV, and contact information of three references by email to Dr. Marcy Litvak (mlitvak@unm.edu). Position is available beginning August 30, 2012 and is open until filled. Posted: 8/15/12.

Ecosystem Modeling/Carbon Cycle/Data Synthesis: The Ecolab of Dr. Yiqi Luo at the University of Oklahoma seeks candidates for three post-doctoral fellows and two graduate students to conduct research in the following areas: Theoretical analysis of land carbon cycle: We are looking for candidates with strong theoretical and mathematical training to analyze land carbon cycle. The land carbon cycle can be mathematically expressed as a nonautonomous linear system using an ordinary differential matrix equation (see Luo and Weng, 2011, Trends in Ecology & Evolution. 26:96-104.) The successful candidates will interact with mathematicians and ecologists to analyze the nonautonomous linear system to understand its fundamental properties and potential applications in carbon cycle research. Data assimilation with ecosystem models: We are looking for candidates to develop and apply data assimilation techniques to improve coupled carbon-nitrogen cycle models at ecosystem, regional, and global scales. Data sources are from global change experiments, FLUXNET, satellites, and various networks of observations. Data assimilation is used to estimate parameters, evaluate alternative model structures, analyze uncertainty and its sources of model predictions, and quantify information content of various data sets. Data analysis and synthesis: We are looking for candidates to carry out data analysis at FLUXNET and data synthesis at global change experiments. Data synthesis is to integrate diverse results from numerous experiments in a wide range of ecosystems and to reveal general mechanisms of ecosystem responses to global change. Data analysis is to take advantage of a worldwide network of flux measurement to uncover fundamental mechanisms driving ecosystem dynamics. Ecosystem modeling: We are currently collaborating with several research groups to combine data from laboratory and field studies with ecosystem models in grasslands, Tundra, and forests. We are looking for candidates to develop and modify the Terrestrial Ecosystem (TECO) model to simulate ecosystem responses to global change in those ecosystems. Candidates who are interested in integrating microbial genomics data into ecosystem models are particularly encouraged to apply for the position. Requirements for the post-doctoral positions include: (1) a PhD in ecology, statistics, mathematics, or related areas, (2) demonstrated experience with advanced statistical analysis and/or modeling techniques, (3) strong quantitative skills together with basic ecology training, and 4) high motivation and ability to interact and collaborate with other scientists. Requirements for the graduate assistantships are consistent with those for graduate admission at the University of Oklahoma plus enthusiasm for and commitment on ecological research. To apply for a specific position, please contact: Dr. Yiqi Luo, Department of Microbiology and Plant Biology, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK 73019, email: yluo@ou.edu. Posted: 8/7/12.

Computational Biogeoscience: Oak Ridge National Laboratory ORNL12-79-CSMD --- Post-Master's or Postdoctoral Research Associate. The successful candidate will work with a highly diverse team of environmental, ecological, remote sensing, climate, and computational scientists at ORNL, other DOE Labs, the USDA Forest Service, and NASA to perform spatial analysis, landscape characterization, and representativeness analysis; and apply statistical methodologies for pattern recognition and change detection using remote sensing data and Earth System Model (ESM) results. The candidate will work with existing computational algorithms and tools in an Open Source environment as well as design and develop new tools for analysis and integration of field data, model results, and remotely sensed imagery. The candidate will explore new methods for identifying potential threats to forest health in the U.S. and apply spatial analysis techniques to research problems in climate and ecology. The candidate will conduct research and report results in open literature journals, technical reports, and at relevant conferences. Qualifications: A Ph.D. or Masters degree in an Earth or environmental science, computer science, or civil or environmental engineering discipline is required. Experience with spatial analysis using GRASS and document preparation using LaTeX in a Linux or Unix environment is required. Proven analytical skills using R and/or Python with PostgreSQL, and experience with large scale data analytics are desired. Experience with MPI, parallel algorithm development, C/C++, Fortran, Mercurial, and Trac is preferred but not required. Excellent interpersonal skills for working within a highly diverse team, strong oral and written communications skills, good organizational skills, and high personal motivation are all necessary. 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. See the full posting for details. Posted: 8/13/12.

Stream Biogeochemistry Modelling: A postdoctoral position at the Department of Limnology, University of Vienna, is available to work on the modelling of aquatic carbon fluxes at catchment-scale. The applicant is expected to integrate ongoing research in the Battin lab on carbon fluxes in fluvial networks, together with Dr. Martyn Futter at SLU (Uppsala, Sweden). Candidates must have a PhD in biogeochemistry and strong skills in mathematical modelling, with a clear record of creativity and scientific productivity. Proficiency in in catchment hydrology and in the management of large data sets is essential. The position will be held at the University of Vienna, Austria. Funding is available for at least one year from the Austrian Science Fund (FWF), starting in January 2013. Applications must be mailed as a single pdf document to limnologie@univie.ac.at. Informal enquiries can be made directly to tom.battin@univie.ac.at. Review of the applications will be from 15 September and continue until the position is filled. Applications must include a CV, a 300-word statement about suitability for the position, a 300-word statement for career progression and the name and contact of three academic referees. Posted: 8/17/12.

Modeling Flow and Biogeochemical Reactions Around Plant Roots: The Neumann lab at the University of Washington is looking for a full-time postdoctoral researcher interested in mechanistically modeling water flow and biogeochemical reactions around plant roots. The project is focused on hydraulic redistribution – the movement of water from moist to dry soil layers through the root system of plants – and is part of a larger collaborative effort with multiple institutions aimed at understanding the impacts of hydraulic redistribution on carbon and nitrogen cycling in soils and carbon exchange with the atmosphere. The modeling work will use MIN3P, a saturated-unsaturated reactive transport code written in Fortran; therefore, knowledge of Fortan is desired. Completion of the Ph.D. is required before starting this position. The anticipated length of the position is two years, contingent upon funding and performance. If you are interested, please contact Rebecca Neumann at: rbneum@uw.edu with a short cover letter, CV, and list of three references. Posted: 8/1/12.

Carbon-Nitrogen Modeling: A joint postdoctoral position is available between Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL), the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) and the University of California at Irvine (UCI). We expect the candidate to develop and test a mechanistic next generation nitrogen model for global vegetation modeling within the Community Land Model framework. The nitrogen model will be calibrated and tested against different sources of data using advanced data assimilation approaches. A PhD in ecology, environmental science, earth systems science, hydrology, or closely related field is required. Proficient in computer modeling and simulation using amongst others C, Fortran, MATLAB, R or Python. The successful applicant will work within an interdisciplinary team of staff scientists, postdocs and graduate students from LANL, NCAR and UCI. The candidate will be located at Los Alamos but is expected to regularly visit NCAR and UCI to work with other project scientists, including Rosie Fisher (NCAR) and Jasper Vrugt (UCI). See detailed information about this position. To apply please send a resume and a short statement of your future research goals to Chonggang Xu (cxu@lanl.gov). We will begin our review by September 10, 2012. This advertisement will still be valid after September 10 if the position is not filled. Posted: 7/17/12.

Quantitative Ecologist, Avian Extinction Risk: The United States Geological Survey is recruiting a post-doctoral scientist in quantitative ecology. Funding for this position is for 1 year, and is subject to renewal for up to an additional 3 years given sufficient availability of funding. Remuneration is US$57k, plus benefits. The post-doc will work with the principal investigator Wayne Thogmartin (USGS Upper Midwest Environmental Sciences Center) to model extinction risk in birds. The post-doc will be expected to develop models to estimate regional, national, and continental risk of extinction in birds, author and present results of research, and participate in grant and report writing. Applicants should possess strong skills in the R programming language, an understanding of Bayesian statistics and hierarchical methods, and experience publishing in peer-reviewed journals. Experience modeling wildlife populations, particularly the dynamics of rare and declining species, is highly desirable. Interest in and experience with database development and wind energy is preferred but not a necessary condition for this position. The position is available as soon as a suitable candidate is found. The appointment will be at the Upper Midwest Environmental Sciences Center in La Crosse, WI. To apply, please send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and contact information for three references (preference is via e-mail, subject line as “Avian Extinction Risk Post-doc”) to: Wayne E. Thogmartin, United States Geological Survey, Upper Midwest Environmental Sciences Center, 2630 Fanta Reed Road, Onalaska, WI 54603. 608-781-6309, wthogmartin@usgs.gov. Posted: 2/25/13.

Quantitative Ecology: Colorado State University We seek an outstanding Post Doc to conduct data analysis and model development in the labs of Joe von Fischer and Colleen Webb for a project on the interface of microbial ecology, biogeochemistry and ecosystem ecology. We are working to test the hypothesis that improved knowledge of microbial community composition will improve ecosystem model performances. Our study system is methane uptake by grassland soils across the U.S. Great Plains. Our measurements include methane uptake in the field, characterizing ecophysiological responses of the methanotroph communities in the lab and methanotroph metagenomics. The successful candidate will lead analysis of this hierarchical data and help develop ecosystem models in a collaborative manner. The position is for 1 year with potential for renewal with satisfactory performance. PhD or equivalent is required by the time of job start in ecology, statistics or another appropriate field. Preferred qualifications include documented ability to bring projects to completion, evidence of intellectual leadership, familiarity with Bayesian model approaches, familiarity with MS Access databases, experience working collaboratively in a group setting. Additional preferred experience(s) includes microbial ecology, biogeochemistry, DNA sequence analysis, phylogenetics. To apply, upload CV, cover letter, research statements and three letters of reference to https://cns.natsci.colostate.edu/employment/JvFPdoc/. Reference letters can be uploaded directly by letter writers, following instructions on the web page. Applications must be received by February 15, 2013. Incomplete applications will not be considered. CSU is an EO/EA/AA employer. Colorado State University conducts background checks on all final candidates. Posted: 1/7/13.

Quantitative Ecology, Bats and Wind Energy Development: The United States Geological Survey is recruiting a post-doctoral scientist in quantitative ecology. Funding for this position is for 1 year, and is subject to renewal for 1 additional year given availability of funding. Remuneration is $57k, plus benefits. The post-doc will work with principal investigators Wayne Thogmartin (USGS Upper Midwest Environmental Sciences Center), Robin Russell (USGS National Wildlife Health Center), and Jay Diffendorfer (USGS Geosciences and Environmental Change Science Center) to model the species-wide impacts of wind energy development on North American bats. The post-doc will be expected to develop models to assess the migratory connectivity of bat populations and simulate their subsequent dynamics subject to mortality from wind energy development and white-nose syndrome, author and present results of research, and participate in grant and report writing. Applicants should possess strong skills in the R programming language, an understanding of Bayesian statistics, and experience publishing in peer-reviewed journals. Experience modeling wildlife populations, wildlife movements, and/or disease dynamics is highly desirable. Interest in and experience with bats, wind energy development, and disease ecology is preferred, but not a necessary condition for this position. The position is available as soon as a suitable candidate is found. The appointee will have the option of being located at either the Upper Midwest Environmental Sciences Center in La Crosse, WI, or the National Wildlife Health Center in Madison, WI. To apply, please send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and contact information for three references (preference is via e-mail, subject line as “Bats and Wind Post-doc”) to: Wayne Thogmartin, United States Geological Survey, Upper Midwest Environmental Sciences Center, 2630 Fanta Reed Road, La Crosse, WI 54603. (608) 781-6309, wthogmartin@usgs.gov, Indiana Bats. Posted: 12/20/12.

[position filled] Quantitative Ecology: The University of Minnesota seeks a quantitative ecologist to fill a 3-year postdoctoral associate position on the Saint-Paul campus. The successful applicant will develop empirical and simulation models that will test how landscape structure affects the spatially-explicit population dynamics of invasive biofuel crops (IBC). The main goal of this project is to understand how IBC invasions will be affected by landscape configurations typical of both ‘marginal’ agricultural regions and areas with more extensive levels of agricultural land use. This position will be based in James Forester’s lab in the Department of Fisheries, Wildlife, and Conservation Biology but will also involve collaborations with Nick Jordan in the Department of Agronomy and Plant Genetics, and Adam Davis from the USDA-ARS. Desired qualifications include: (1) a PhD in population, landscape, or theoretical ecology, (2) strong mathematical, statistical, and computer programming skills, and (3) experience with GIS and/or ecosystem modeling. The start date will be as soon as the successful applicant is available. Applicants should e-mail a single pdf file that includes a letter of interest, CV, and contact information for three references to James Forester (jdforest@umn.edu). Review of applications will begin on 19 December; however, applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Posted: 7/19/12, revised: 11/29/12.

Quantitative Ecology: Bill Fagan's ecology lab at the University of Maryland in College Park, MD, has a new opening for a Senior Postdoc / Lab Manager. This dynamic lab group, which currently includes two research assistant scientists, two postdocs, six graduate students, and numerous undergraduates, is pursuing a wide variety of research efforts on spatial and theoretical topics that draw upon GIS, mathematical modeling, and statistical analyses. Bill will be serving as interim department chair for two years starting July 2013. To facilitate continued progress on his lab's scientific activities during this period, he is seeking a driven, high energy researcher whose responsibilities will blend those of a postdoctoral scholar and a lab manager. Given this duality, the successful candidate will need to give first priority to the completion of several ongoing projects, but there will be subsequent opportunities for pursuit of new collaborative projects. The successful candidate will have a PhD, likely in quantitative ecology or a related field (e.g., applied mathematics, geographic information science, theoretical ecology, statistical ecology) and a history of publishing in top journals. In addition, experience with a symbolic programming language, preferably Mathematica, is highly desired. Prior postdoctoral experience is expected, but not required. The initial appointment will be for one year, but funding is already in place for up to two additional years pending good performance. Efforts to secure substantial long-term support via collaborative grant proposals would be encouraged and, when successful, could lead to appointment at the level of research assistant scientist. Benefits are included and pay will be commensurate with experience. The start date is negotiable, but could be as early as January 2013. Please note that this position is distinct from a concurrently advertised, NSF-funded postdoctoral opportunity in theoretical ecology that is based in the same lab. Review of applications will begin 1 December 2012, and will continue until the position has been filled. To apply for the position, please email a CV and the names and email addresses of three references to: Bill Fagan, Professor of Biology, University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742, bfagan@umd.edu. Posted: 11/19/12.

Ecological Theoretician/Modeler: Hall Lab, Department of Biology, Indiana University. I would like work with a post-doc to develop mathematical models at the interface of ecological stoichiometry and community ecology. We're hoping to synthesize and integrate ideas about defenses from herbivory, plasticity of stoichiometric body composition, trophic heterogeneity, and food quality. With this integration, we seek new insights into flow of energy and material through food chains and webs, dynamics of stage-structured consumer-resource interactions, and patterns of species composition along resource supply gradients. These questions are motivated, in part, by NSF-funded experiments with pond plankton at Miami University (OH) run by Maria Gonzales, Mike Vanni, and their students. At Indiana, I seek an applicant with strong math, modeling, and programming skills (i.e., a PhD in ecological theory, applied math, etc.) and who can write for an ecological audience. Working knowledge of eco-stoichiometric theory, community ecology, and/or plankton biology would be superb. Review of applications for the 1.5-2 year position begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled. To apply, please submit a curriculum vitae including three references, a brief statement of research background and interests, and 1-3 relevant manuscripts to me at sprhall@indiana.edu. Posted: 5/10/13.

Theoretical Ecology: A postdoctoral position is available in an NSF-funded project focusing on the development and analysis of spatial models for structured populations. The successful candidate will lead efforts to build two or more detailed, empirically parameterized case-study type models for well-known invasive species featuring size- or age-structured populations. In addition, the successful candidate will also collaborate on model development and analysis for spatial models pertaining to a suite of ecological scenarios, including work from both the invasion dynamics and critical patch size perspectives. The underlying mathematics will comprise reaction-diffusion, integro-difference, and integrodifferential equations, as well as hybrid dynamical systems and other modeling approaches. A PhD in applied mathematics, theoretical ecology, or a related field is required. Experience in model development and in analytical and computational approaches to research problems in mathematical biology is advantageous. The position is based in the Fagan lab at the University of Maryland in College Park, MD, but will involve close collaboration with Prof. Bingtuan Li and his research group in the Mathematics Department at the University of Louisville. Opportunities for additional collaboration also exist in connection with other funded research projects in Fagan's lab. Appointment is for one year with the possibility of a second year pending good performance. Benefits are included and pay will be commensurate with experience. The expected start date is June 2013, but that is flexible. Applications are due by Dec 1st, 2012. To apply for the position, please email a CV and the names and email addresses of three references to: Bill Fagan (bfagan@umd.edu). Posted: 9/25/12.

Theoretical Ecology: Post-doctoral Positions in the Department of Biological Sciences, National University of Singapore Advisor: Assistant Prof. Ryan Chisholm. I am seeking post-doctoral candidates with strong quantitative skills to work on theoretical models of biodiversity and ecosystem function in tropical forest tree communities. Proposed projects include predicting the effect of tree species richness on biomass and productivity at multiple scales, developing models that predict both static and dynamic patterns of tree species’ abundances, and developing analytically tractable spatially explicit models of diversity. Singapore is a city-state with a vibrant, international, English-speaking culture, amazing food and easy access to travel opportunities in Asia. The National University of Singapore is a highly ranked global institution (#28 in the world according to the QS World University Rankings; #40 according to the Times Higher Education rankings). Post-doctoral remuneration packages are competitive with those in the US. Please contact me and send CV: ryan.chis@gmail.com. Posted: 8/29/12.

Ecosystem Thresholds and Indicators for Marine Spatial Planning: We have a new four year project starting up here at the National Center of Ecological Analysis and Synthesis (NCEAS), University of California, Santa Barbara, focused on understanding thresholds or tipping points in marine ecosystems and building that understanding into indicators and tools for better marine resource management decisionmaking. We will be hiring two positions here at NCEAS to help support the project - a postdoctoral fellow and a project manager. More about the project. PI: Carrie Kappel. Posted: 9/26/12.

Urban Remote Sensing and Landscape Ecology: I am seeking a highly motivated and well prepared Postdoctoral Scholar to conduct NASA funded research investigating relationships between urban land cover, surface temperatures, evaporation, and socioeconomics throughout a coastal to desert urban transect in southern California. The successful candidate will use airborne imaging spectrometer (AVIRIS) and multi-band thermal (MASTER) data collected seasonally in 2013 and 2014 and combine these data with space-borne and in-situ sensors to support a 3-year analysis of urban dynamics. Project objectives are to quantify regional patterns and drivers of surface temperature and evaporation rates and connect these patterns to sustainability trade-offs associated with reducing urban temperatures and irrigation. Opportunities are available for using handheld thermal imagers, field spectrometers, and micrometeorological sensors including a mobile eddy-covariance tower. Candidates will need excellent preparation in remote sensing, GIS, landscape ecology, ecohydrology, urban ecology, or related field. Candidates with experience using imaging spectrometer or thermal imaging data, remote and in-situ data integration, or land surface modeling are particularly encouraged to apply. The successful candidate will provide leadership to the research team including graduate and undergraduate students, scientists, and cooperative extension personnel. Development of individual research activities and collaborations with other postdocs, students, and faculty is encouraged. Additional research activities in the lab are directed towards agricultural, forest, and desert systems in southern California. The position is based in the Department of Botany and Plant Sciences, University of California at Riverside. Duration: 1 year, renewable annually. Position requires a Ph.D. with relevant research preparation and a successful publication record, excellent scientific and nonscientific communication skills (written and oral). Inquiries and applications should be sent as a single PDF containing CV, contact information for three references, and cover letter with qualifications and research interests to Dr. Darrel Jenerette (darrel.jenerette@ucr.edu). Position is available July, 2013 and is open until filled. Posted: 6/11/13.

Thermal Infrared Remote Sensing: The Department of Geography, at the University of California Santa Barbara seeks a qualified candidate for a post-doctoral research position. Qualified applicants must have a strong background in remote sensing, with expertise in thermal remote sensing preferred. Geostatistical training is also a plus. The qualified candidate will work with a multidisciplinary team on the problem of scaling temperature observations from leaves, to canopies and images. The candidate will work closely with UCSB PIs Dr. Dar Roberts and Phaedon Kyriakidis to conduct multiscale research using a thermal imaging camera in the field and MASTER and MODIS image data acquired in Southern California in 2013 and 2014. The candidate will be expected to coordinate research activities, develop refereed publications and present research results at professional conferences. A monthly salary of $3,550 is available depending on candidate qualifications with a start date as soon as May 1, 2013. Funding is guaranteed until February 14, 2015, conditional upon performance. For further information, please contact Dr. Dar Roberts by email at dar@geog.ucsb.edu or Dr. Phaedon Kyriakidis at phaedon@geog.ucsb.edu. Send applications including three references and a resume of academic background and research interests to: Dr. Dar Roberts Department of Geography, EH3611 University of California Santa Barbara, CA 93106 ph (805) 880-2531. Posted: 4/15/13.

Remote Sensing of Seabirds: Postdoctoral position available in Dr. Heather Lynch's quantitative ecology lab at Stony Brook University, Long Island, New York. This position is part of a new NSF-funded project “The use of quantitative geography to predict population tipping points for colonial seabirds”. The Postdoctoral Associate will be focused on the development of algorithms to automatically detect penguin colonies in high-resolution commercial satellite imagery. These results will be used to study the metapopulation dynamics of colonial seabirds in Antarctica. Further details about the position (REF # WC-R-7930-13-05-S). Required Qualifications: Doctoral degree or the equivalent degree from a foreign university. Experience with automated methods for detecting patterns in high resolution commercial satellite imagery. Experience using ENVI/IDL and doing object-based image analysis in eCognition. Strong communication skills (ability to explain technical details to other lab collaborators). Preferred Qualifications: PhD in Remote Sensing, Geography, Geoscience or Computer Science. Experience with statistical language R. Those interested in this position should submit a Research Foundation Employment Application, cover letter and resume to: Donna DiGiovanni, Assistant to Chair, Department of Ecology & Evolution, 650 Life Sciences Bldg., Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY 11794-5245. Posted: 5/29/13.

Remote Sensing of Coastal Marshes: A Research Associate is wanted at University of Maryland College Park in the Environmental Science and Technology Department. The Research Associate will analyze Landsat, MODIS and other satellite and airborne remote sensing data to evaluate long-term marsh vegetation and surface conditions in Terrebonne and Barataria Bays, Louisiana, prior to the Macondo Oil Spill of 2010 and possible areal and ecological changes thereafter. The Research Associate will work with the PI in coordination with the overall Project Director, Dr. Nancy Rabalais of the Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium (LUMCON) and Dr. R. Eugene Turner of Louisiana State University. Results of the research are fundamental to understanding how oil from the Macondo Oil Spill affected the marshes within the context of changes already occurring in the system. The incumbent will also supervise graduate research assistants in data processing and assist the Principal Investigator in his role as thesis advisor, particularly in advising the PI on technical aspects of the research that the graduate assistants perform in the remote sensing laboratory under her/his supervision. The successful candidate must have a Ph.D in geology, wetland science, coastal science or closely related discipline. A minimum of 3-4 years research experience in remote sensing of coastal marshes using linear spectral mixture modeling of Landsat, ASTER, MODIS, or other multispectral sensors, with specialized knowledge of atmospheric correction algorithms in the marine environment. A good working knowledge of delta processes, wetland dynamics, and ecology as they pertain to the northern Gulf of Mexico marshes. Please apply for this position by visiting jobs.umd.edu (Posting #118791). The position closes April 5, 2013. Posted: 3/14/13.

Remote Sensing Specialist, Global Reef Expedition: Dr. Sam Purkis seeks to hire an outstanding PhD or post-doctoral researcher into his Remote Sensing and GIS lab at Nova Southeastern University's Oceanographic Center. The project is collaborative between NSU and the Khaled bin Sultan Living Oceans Foundation (LOF). The successful candidate will play a senior role in the planning and execution of remote sensing operations for the LOF Global Reef Expedition. This ongoing initiative is visiting remote reefs throughout the Pacific, Indian Ocean, and Red Sea - globalreefexpedition.org. You will join several LOF cruises per year aboard the M/Y Golden Shadow, a 67m logistical support vessel, to collect ground-truth and geophysical data that you will use to develop high-resolution habitat and bathymetry maps from Worldview-2 satellite imagery. You will also have the opportunity to address your own science questions related to this work. The project is exciting because of its large scale and you will be working with several tens of thousands of sq. km of imagery per year. The position will see you visiting little-studied reef sites in the Pacific, before a shift in focus to the GBR and Coral Sea in 2014, with subsequent legs of the GRE moving through the Indian Ocean and finishing in 2016 in the Red Sea. We are looking to develop an exciting collegial atmosphere with a lot of scientific freedom. The initial term will be for one year with the potential for renewal through 2017. The position will be supervised by Sam Purkis at NSU's "Center of Excellence for Coral Reef Ecosystems Research" facility on the ocean side of Port Everglades in Hollywood, Florida. Interested candidates should send to purkis@nova.edu: (1) a CV, (2) details of research interests and possible research projects, and (3) contact information for three referees. Interviews will commence upon receipt of application and will continue until the position is filled. The candidate will be highly numeric and key factors in our hiring decisions will be creativity, motivation, productivity, and publication record. The domain of your expertise will be remote sensing, GIS, and marine spatial planning. SCUBA experience will be considered favourably. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, US Citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. Posted: 9/20/12, revised: 4/22/13.

Remote Sensing: Northern Arizona University seeks a Postdoctoral Scholar (PS) to add capacity in the area of remote sensing of plant and ecosystem structure and function at scales ranging from small grassland plot studies to landscapes. The PS's work is expected to bridge research groups at NAU, including those in Biology, Forestry, and the School of Earth Sciences and Environmental Sustainability. Examples of project possibilities include 1) quantifying the progression of drought-induced change of vegetation in southwestern U.S., 2) using time series of multispectral data to quantify individual grassland species response to 10 years of experimental warming, 3) developing remote-sensing based indicators of progressive water stress in tree crowns, 4) scaling eddy-covariance measurements of ecosystem carbon dioxide, water, and energy flux from footprint to landscape and global scales to relate climatic variability to carbon cycling. In addition to new research products, the PS is expected to have a leadership role in developing new research proposals to federal agencies. The appointment is for two years and is supported by Northern Arizona University's Technology Research and Initiative Fund. For details about the position (minimum and preferred qualifications, salary, benefits) and directions for applying, see Job ID 600148 at staff openings. Posted: 1/28/13.

Ecological Remote Sensing and Computation: Boston University. I am seeking a creative and energetic colleague interested in establishing new conceptual and statistical linkages between large geospatial datasets and a variety of ecological and socioeconomic drivers of forest carbon processes and dynamics. The successful applicant will show adeptness at the mathematical and computational tools necessary to create these linkages, combined with an ability to analyze relationships to weave defensible and cohesive stories. Through both the Department of Earth and Environment and the national-level science teams associated with the PI’s projects, the successful applicant will become engaged in a vibrant community of researchers using new tools to understand Earth’s changing landscapes. Available immediately. Applications will be reviewed beginning October 18th. Details: Please see http://blogs.bu.edu/kennedyr/jobs/post-doc/ Questions: Please contact Robert Kennedy: kennedyr@bu.edu. Posted: 10/8/12.

Sustainability, Remote Sensing, Landscape Modeling: University of Colorado Two graduate assistant positions and one post-doctoral opportunity are available as part of an NSF-funded, multi-year study. The research focuses on the coupling of social and natural systems and on the future of ecosystem services in the Colorado Front Range (COFR). The project builds on a foundation of existing research in the region. The individuals will work primarily with Patrick Bourgeron and Hope Humphries at INSTAAR, but will also collaborate with Catherine Keske, Tim Seastedt, Mark Williams (INSTAAR), and other researchers involved in the NSF project "Dynamics of Coupled Natural and Human Systems in the Colorado Front Range Wildland/Urban Interface: Causes and Consequences", as well as Niwot Ridge LTER. The postdoctoral fellow (2 years) should have a strong interest in sustainability science, and experience in conducting multivariate analysis, use of remotely sensed data, and development of spatially explicit landscape models in the context of regional change. The project includes analyses to define the boundaries of the social-ecological systems in the wildland/urban interface of Colorado, their key components, historical profiles, important ecosystem drivers, and characteristics of socio-economic structures. Prospective candidates should contact Dr. Patrick Bourgeron (patrick.bourgeron@colorado.edu) or Dr. Hope Humphries (hope.humphries@colorado.edu) for more information; please include a current resume and statement of research interests with your inquiry. Posted: 12/20/12.

Remote Sensing/Climate Change and Permafrost: A full-time research position is available at the Faculty of Forestry and Environmental Management, University of New Brunswick. The project is undertaken in collaboration with the Canadian Centre of Remote Sensing and Parks Canada. The position is about integrating vegetation and surficial geology maps within a model designed to understand and forecast the long-term implications of climate change for the permafrost extent. The maps will be derived from optical and SAR imagery. Details on the model (pdf). The position is best suited to someone with a Ph.D. degree, although exceptional M.Sc. applicants will be considered. Candidates with experiences in simulation modelling and computing language like MS Visual C++ will be at significant advantage. Otherwise, the main qualifications for this position are strong quantitative skills and an interest in modelling and remote sensing. A working knowledge of GIS would also be an asset. The position must commence no later than September 2012. The position is until end of March 2013 (and beyond depending on candidate performances). The salary will be commensurate with the qualifications. Applicants should submit by email a short statement of interest, a current CV, transcripts and the names of three references before August 15th 2012. According to the Canadian regulations, only Canadian citizens and permanent residents can apply. To apply, or for further information, contact: Professor Brigitte Leblon, UNB, (bleblon@unb.ca) and Dr. Yun Zhang, CCRS, (Yu.Zhang@NRCan-RNCan.gc.ca). Posted: 8/2/12.

Remote Sensing, Surface Temp. Modeling, Climate Change Ecology I anticipate hiring a postdoctoral collaborator on NASA-funded research investigating temperature regimes, climate change, and ecological consequences in complex terrain using remote sensing, sensor networks, geospatial modeling, and climate modeling. The postdoc will be based in Thomas Albright’s Laboratory for Conservation Biogeography, in the Department of Geography at the University of Nevada, Reno (USA). The research is part of an interacting nexus of NASA and NSF-funded projects across several campuses (including UW-Madison, U. New Mexico, and Desert Research Institute) and federal agencies (USFS, USGS, USFWS) investigating the effects of extreme weather and climate change on avian physiology, ecology, and conservation. Strong potential also exists to link to other taxa and ecological, hydrologic, and atmospheric questions and applications, including the Nevada Climate-Ecohydrological Assessment Network (NevCAN). The preferred start date is 15 September 2012; however there is flexibility in the start date up to January 2013. The position, featuring competitive salary and benefits, is funded and slated for 2 years, pending strong progress. Qualifications (required): • Ph.D. in geography, ecology, natural resources, engineering, or related • Strong experience in remote sensing fundamentals, processing, & application • Computational skills: image processing, GIS, R or similar analysis environments, elementary (at least) programming and scripting for automation • Knowledge of applied statistics • A record of publication and presentation • Strong communication skills, enjoyment of collaboration & helping students. Qualifications (preferred): • Interest/experience in any of: field instrumentation, climatology, meteorology, surface energy balance, ecology, conservation biology • Experience with MODIS, ASTER products and/or thermal remote sensing • Knowledge of machine learning, spatial statistics, and/or time series analysis • Experience with GRASS-GIS and ENVI. Applicants who can contribute to and/or effectively work with the diversity of the UNR community are especially encouraged. To express interest: send the following to Thomas P. Albright, talbright [at] unr.edu (subject: “postdoc application”): a) cover letter highlighting your academic professional background/goals and outlining your research interests, b) CV, c) contacts for 3 references. Include your last name in the title of any documents you send. Consideration of interested applicants will begin after 23 July and will continue until the position is filled. Please e-mail any questions. Posted: 7/11/12.

GIS – Forest Disturbance and Carbon Cycling: Supervisors: Richard Birdsey and Jeremy Lichstein. This position is located in Newtown Square, Pennsylvania at the U.S. Forest Service Northern Research Station (Climate, Fire, and Carbon Cycle Sciences Research Work Unit) and is part of a collaborative effort with the University of Florida, Department of Biology. Main duties are to provide Geographic Information System (GIS) and data management support for developing spatial databases that summarize current and historical forest disturbances: wildfire, insects, timber harvesting, wind, etc. Data sources include forest inventory data, aerial surveys, and existing spatial databases that need to be merged into a single, consistent database. We seek a candidate with expertise in managing very large data sets and in applying analysis techniques and models within a GIS framework. A Master’s or PhD degree in biological or environmental sciences with a strong emphasis on GIS and data management is preferred. Geographic Information Systems Applications (40%): Plan and execute complex projects involving digital image processing on data acquired from both space and airborne imaging platforms, such as Landsat, SPOT, AVHRR, RADARSAT, airborne digital camera, and LiDAR. Responsible for managing natural resource data, both spatial and tabular. Work closely with staff in developing management interpretations and applications using GIS data. Provide technical support for various natural resources databases, including management of spatial data and related information structures. Develop applications using both spatial and relationship database queries and report writers as needed. Work with staff specialists in developing interpretations and applications of GIS data for natural resource modeling. Apply fundamental principles and techniques associated with modeling and analysis procedures related to geospatial and attribute data and products. Use spatial statistical tools for modeling geospatial and attribute data to simulate, estimate, interpolate, and predict ecosystem processes. GIS Database Administration (40%): Provide technical expertise and coordination in the design, implementation, management, analysis, and use of spatial and attribute databases. Develop policies and procedures to ensure geospatial and attribute database security and to allow appropriate access to data. Ensure consistency and quality of existing and newly created datasets. Develop spatial database input and output standards and ensure that data is in the correct format for data capture and data output. Coordinate relationship of layer design, spatial information, and database so the results of appropriate modeling techniques can be applied. Ensure cooperation with other organizations and staff personnel. Technical Analysis (20%): Perform statistical analyses using established methods and procedures. Assist senior staff in preparing integrated assessments of disturbance processes and their effects on ecosystems. Prepare reports summarizing analysis results and discussing their scientific, policy, and management implications. One year, with an option to extend depending on the availability of funds. Start-date is flexible, with a preferred start date on or before January 14, 2013. Preferred: Master’s or PhD degree in biological or environmental sciences with a strong emphasis on GIS and data management. Salary: $50-62k plus benefits. To apply: Send a single pdf including a cover letter explaining interest in and qualifications for the position, CV, and contact information for 3 references to Jeremy Lichstein (jlichstein@ufl.edu). Applications will be reviewed beginning on Sept. 24, 2012, and the position will remain open until filled. Posted: 9/6/12.

Ecosystem and Climate-Change Vulnerability Modeling: Department of Ecology, Evolution and Organismal Biology, Iowa State University. Research Topic: Assessing landscape scale vulnerability of ecosystem responses to climate change. Build and apply ecosystem and climate-change vulnerability models for grassland systems in tallgrass prairies as well as montane meadows. Research will require skills integrating remote sensing data, spatial climatology and dynamic landscape vegetation models in a geospatial computational framework. Research will focus on modeling responses of vegetation communities to climate change, but may also include incorporation of species responses. This research is part of a project associated with the North Central Climate Science Center University Consortium. Required: Experience and skills for leading research and synthesis activities in climate modeling. Ph.D. degree in a discipline relevant to research area. Evidence of skills and experience in statistical analysis, ecological theory, and systems modeling. Preferred: Experience working with interdisciplinary teams and/or cooperatively with faculty, graduate and undergraduate students. Evidence of obtaining external funding to support research. Evidence of strong writing and communication skills. The successful candidate will 1) have effective interpersonal skills including the ability to collaborate successfully with a diverse team of researchers, students, and staff, 2) maintain effective attention to detail, meet deadlines, and prioritize competing demands, and 3) display an aptitude for problem solving and facilitating the work of others. Salary: $42k/yr plus benefits. Apply by 5 pm EST, Nov. 5th, 2012, for full consideration. Availability for an in person interview is required. The position is available immediately but the start date will be flexible contingent on the needs of the preferred candidate, ideally starting in January, 2013. The initial appointment is for one year but there is a possibility for extension, contingent upon continued funding. To apply please email the following to Dr. Diane Debinski (debinski@iastate.edu): · A cover letter describing your research interests and qualification · Curriculum Vitae · Names and contact information for three references · Relevant publications. Posted: 10/26/12.

Climate Change Adaptation: The Environmental Change Initiative at the University of Notre Dame seeks a postdoctoral researcher in the area of climate change adaptation. The successful candidate will engage an interdisciplinary group of faculty toward advancing our understanding of vulnerability to climate change and readiness to implement adaptation. A variety of research projects are possible, but emphasis will be placed on quantifying vulnerability and readiness, including both ecosystem services (e.g., biological resources and agriculture) and human systems (e.g., global health and physical infrastructure). For example, the postdoc will be involved in seeking reliable data for country-level and region-specific sensitivity to climate change and identifying strategies that are likely to reduce those sensitivities. He or she also will examine on-going adaptation actions worldwide to identify reliable indicators of future adaptation implementation. We invite applicants from any relevant field, including climate science, environmental biology, and economics. Successful applicants will have considerable quantitative skills and interdisciplinary experience. Highly-qualified applicants should have experience manipulating large data sets or models and have interacted with experts outside their primary field. For more information, contact Jessica Hellmann (hellmann.3@nd.edu;@jessicahellmann). To apply, send a cover letter, CV, and names of three references in one PDF file to the Environmental Change Initiative (eci@nd.edu). Please put "Climate Change Adaptation Postdoc" in the subject line. The University of Notre Dame is an equal opportunity employer. We will begin reviewing applications on April 1 and will accept applications until the position is filled. Posted: 3/15/13.

Climate Change Scenario Planning/Adaptation Research: The North Central University Consortium for the North Central Climate Science Center (NC-CSC) invites applications for the North Central Climate Science Center Research Postdoctoral Fellowship in Climate Change Scenario Planning and Climate Change Adaptation Research. For details, see the full job ads. These fellowships are part of regional efforts of the NC-CSC funded by the Department of Interior, based at Colorado State University and implemented by the North Central University Consortium. PhD received after 2007 is required. Salary in the range of $48-60k per year with benefits for one year with the possibility for renewal of a second year. Start date will be as soon as practical upon selection of a candidate. To apply, send a PDF of your CV, statement of research interest cover letter that addresses qualifications listed in job announcement and list of publications and three references by e-mail to http://warnercnr.colostate.edu/jobs/. Apply by September 3, 2012, for full consideration. Posted: 8/24/12.

Forest Landscape Modeling of Climate Change Scenarios: Postdoc, University of Wisconsin-Madison. Opportunity to join a growing lab group using simulation modeling techniques to address forest landscape change at a range of scales in the Northern Lake States. This is a cluster of ongoing projects. This group of PIs, postdocs and grad students is examining scenarios of climate change and interaction of disturbances including harvesting differences due to ownership patterns, bioenergy harvesting, wind, fire and climate change. In this specific component, we are addressing changes in forest composition, habitat, and carbon dynamics under a range of climate change scenarios. A companion group in the project (Sara Hotchkiss Lab) is acquiring pollen and charcoal data to use past change in informing the modeling. Funding is from the Wisconsin DNR Research, climate change project. There are opportunities for creative interaction among the diverse group interests, with our collaborators on campus, the Northern Institute of Applied Carbon Science, and US Forest Service Northern Research Station. This project will use our LANDIS-II forest landscape and ecosystem change model. Experience with forest ecosystems, GIS, landscape modeling, and the Century model is highly desirable. Desired start is as soon as available. Funding period is up to 2 years. To apply, please send via email a letter, complete cv, and list of three references to djmladen@wisc.edu. Posted: 7/13/12.

Impacts of Pollutants on Aquatic Ecosystems: Eawag, the Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology, is a Swiss-based and internationally networked aquatic research institute within the ETH domain (Swiss Federal Institute of Science and Technology). It is committed to the ecologically, economically and socially responsible management of water resources and aquatic ecosystems. The Department of Aquatic Ecology has a vacancy for a three year position as Postdoctoral Researcher. The contamination of freshwater systems with micropollutants (MPs) is a key environmental problem, but the basic principles of how MPs impact aquatic ecosystems are poorly understood. The specific goals of this project are therefore to test i) whether MPs have ecosystem level consequences and ii) how these effects are mediated across different hierarchical levels in ecosystems (from individuals and populations to communities and ecosystem function). The project is embedded in a large collaborative and interdisciplinary effort that encompasses research from environmental chemistry and ecotoxicology to evolutionary ecology and ecosystem ecology. The project is theory driven and involves innovative experimental approaches combined with large scale field surveys and the use of up-to-date methodology in measurements of ecosystem function and ecotoxicology/chemistry. A Ph.D. degree in biology or related area is mandatory. The main selection criterion for this position is scientific excellence. The ideal candidate has a strong conceptual basis in evolutionary ecology/ecosystem ecology and their applications (especially environmental stress research and/or environmental toxicology). Previous experience in designing and conducting field and laboratory experiments is necessary. The position is funded for three years and will be filled as soon as a suitable candidate is found (target date January-February 2013). The candidate will be based at Department of Aquatic Ecology. The application should include an application letter (with a max. 1 page statement of research interests and relevant experience), a CV and a list of publications, copies of academic qualifications and the names, affiliations, and e-mail addresses of three referees. The Department of Aquatic Ecology is situated in Dübendorf (near Zürich). The department has broad expertise in ecology and evolution, and offers a dynamic, international and socially active working environment. It is well connected internationally and with other departments at Eawag. The working language is English. The project is conducted in the team of Dr. Katja Räsänen in close collaboration with Dr. Christian Stamm (Env. Chemistry, Eawag), Prof. Rik Eggen, (Env.Toxicology/directorate, Eawag), Prof. Martin Ackermann (Env. Microbiology, Eawag/ ETH-Zurich), Dr. Florian Altermatt (Aquatic Ecology, Eawag) and Prof. Jukka Jokela (Aquatic Ecology/ETH-Zurich). For further information contact Dr. Katja Räsänen, (katja.rasanen@eawag.ch). We look forward to receiving your application. Apply online. Deadline: November 25, 2012. Posted: 10/30/12.

Salmon Ecosystem Modeling: The Institute of Marine Sciences at the University of California, Santa Cruz, and the National Marine Fisheries Service seek a Project Scientist to conduct original research on salmon life cycle and ecosystem modeling. The position will involve development of simulation models that will allow prediction of salmon population response to habitat restoration and changes in flow and water quality. Minimum Qualifications: Ph.D. or equivalent in Fisheries, Quantitative Ecology or a related field, must have expertise in working with mathematical and numerical simulation models, statistical methods, parameter estimation and data analysis. Experience in computer programming (MATLAB, R, Java, C or FORTRAN) is necessary. See the full job ad (position #T13-19) for details and to apply. Initial consideration of applications will begin on November 30, 2012. Posted: 11/7/12.

Effects of Hydroelectric Operations in Canadian Aquatic Ecosystems: Post-Doctoral Research Opportunities in Applied Science. NSERC HydroNet is a national research network aimed at promoting sustainable hydropower and healthy aquatic ecosystems in Canada. The general objectives of the network are to acquire new knowledge, and to develop new tools to better assess, minimize, and mitigate the effects of hydropower on fish and their habitats. This network currently includes 30 graduate students and post-doctoral fellows, 14 research professionals, 16 academic scientists (from 12 universities), and strong partnerships with Fisheries and Oceans Canada (9 scientists from across the country) and major hydroelectric companies (BC Hydro, Manitoba Hydro, Brookfield Power, NB Power). We are presently looking for candidates interested in collaborating with the academic, industry, and government scientists, industry managers, and graduate students to summarize and integrate the findings of the different components of NSERC HydroNet. In particular, the objective of the post-doctoral fellows will be to test hypotheses about the effects of chemical, physical, and biological variables affected by hydropower on the productivity of fish communities. A strong quantitative background and a proven capacity to produce papers in primary literature constitute important assets for these positions. Selected candidates may begin as early as January 14th, 2013. Minimum salary is $40k per year. Funding is available to renew post-doctoral fellows for a second year. If you are bright, enjoy a challenge in areas that combine fundamental and applied sciences, and are fascinated by inter-disciplinary research, send your CV and a statement of interest by November 1st, 2012 to Daniel Boisclair (Daniel.Boisclair@UMontreal.ca), professor, NSERC HydroNet, Scientific Director, Université de Montréal, Département de sciences biologiques, C.P. 6128, Succursale Centre-ville, Montréal (Québec) H3C 3J7. Posted: 9/14/12.

Fisheries Bioeconomic Modeling: Area of Specialization: Bioeconomic modeling and data analysis of fisheries and other marine resources. Position will remain open until filled, but please apply by November 30th, 2012 for primary consideration. The University of California Santa Barbara (UCSB)’s Bren School of Environmental Science & Management invites applications for an anticipated Postdoctoral Scholar position with the Sustainable Fisheries Group (SFG). A doctorate degree or its equivalent is required for this position. SFG is a research team affiliated with the Bren School and the Marine Science Institute at UCSB. SFG develops innovative science focused on market approaches, bioeconomic modeling, and spatial analysis, and applies it to real-world challenges to improve the ecological and economic performance of fisheries and other ocean uses. SFG seeks an individual holding a doctoral degree by January 1st, 2013, who can, with limited supervision, perform bioeconomic analyses using computer models and statistical programs. Specifically, the applicant should have the technical skills to refine existing models used by the SFG and develop new models to address questions related to spatial fisheries management and conservation, fishery sustainability, stock assessment, marine spatial planning, and seafood certification. Model development may include data collection for parameterizing and ground-truthing of the models; strong coding skills preferred. The applicant will be required to carry out both theoretical work and analysis related to diverse geographical regions, including California, Latin America, Indonesia, and others. The successful applicant will possess strong communication skills to document methods, contribute to peer-reviewed scientific publications, and deliver presentations on model development, analyses, and results. The Scholar will report to SFG Principles, Drs. Steven Gaines, Christopher Costello, Robert Deacon, and Sarah Lester, and collaborate with SFG staff and researchers. The technical work carried out by the successful applicant will inform the SFG’s demonstration projects, in which innovative approaches for reform of fisheries management and management of other ocean uses are implemented in case study regions around the world. 100% time appointment for one year from start date, with strong possibility for additional year(s) of employment contingent upon annual evaluations and funding (up to 5 years maximum). To apply, please send a letter of interest, CV, and contact information for 2-3 references electronically to: Kelsey Jacobsen, Project Manager, kjacobsen@bren.ucsb.edu. Posted: 11/15/12.

Bioenergetic Modelling of Arctic Grayling: Energetic, team oriented and self-motivated individuals are encouraged to apply for a post-doctoral position on developing bio-energetic and habitat models for Arctic Grayling. Arctic Grayling are undergoing dramatic declines across Alberta and Arctic territories. These declines are largely attributed to habitat alteration, land-use and climate change. The post-doctoral candidate will use existing data to build bio-energetic and habitat based models for Arctic Grayling in Alberta and Arctic territories. This project is a multi-disciplinary collaboration between the University of Alberta, Fisheries and Oceans Canada (with Dr. Eva Enders) and industry partners. It is expected that there will be potential to extend this position towards a second year, with potential to validate models using field work in subsequent year/s. Annual salary will be $42k (plus benefits). Expected start date is spring 2013, but is negotiable. Candidates must have a doctoral degree (Ph.D.) in Biology, Ecology, Zoology, Evolutionary Biology, or a related field, with a good publication record and high overall GPA. Bio-energetic modelling experience and quantitative skills are considered an asset. Experience with freshwater fishes is preferred but not required. Candidates interested in this position should send an email to Dr. Mark Poesch (Poesch@ualberta.ca) with cover letter outlining research interests and quantitative experience, CV, and three academic references. Posted: 1/3/13.

Seafood Sustainability/Sustainable Fishing: Research Scientist - Fisheries and Marine Institute of Memorial University of Newfoundland. The successful applicant will lead the growth and development of research initiatives related to seafood sustainability and sustainable fishing practices. This will involve leading applied research initiatives related to the reduction of ecological impacts of fishing (e.g. bycatch, fuel consumption, carbon emission, and seabed impacts) which will aid in shaping sustainable seafood policy, as well as responding to industry requirements for standards and certification. This will involve combinations of industry engagement, proposal/grant writing, at-sea experiments, data collection and analysis, report writing, publication in peer reviewed journals, supervision of graduate students and liaison with provincial and federal departments and non-government organizations, including fish harvesters and processors. The successful applicant will have a Ph.D. in fisheries science or closely related discipline, with related experience in seafood sustainability initiatives and sustainable fishing practices. The successful applicant will have a strong publication record for their career stage. Demonstrated abilities in writing scientific proposals, securing funding and implementation of multi-year research programs are required. Essential abilities include a willingness to work in a team setting as well as with industry, fish harvesters and government agencies. Experience in conducting collaborative industry-relevant research is an asset. Closing Date: April 12, 2013. Competition No: MISI-350-13-01 See the full job ad for details and to apply. Posted: 2/21/13.

Production Dynamics and Ecology of Walleye: A collaborative research team led by Jake Vander Zanden, Stephen Carpenter (University of Wisconsin-Madison Center for Limnology), Andrew Rypel and Greg Sass (Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources) are offering a two-year postdoctoral position to study the production dynamics and ecology of walleye in Wisconsin lakes. We seek a scientist with the quantitative and creative skills to develop models of walleye population dynamics, production, and harvest so as to advance walleye management in a mixed recreational and tribal fishery. This study dovetails with an ongoing study of bass-walleye interactions, which provide an opportunity for researchers from both projects to collaborate and generate novel conservation management strategies. The researcher would be based primarily in Jake Vander Zanden’s lab at UW-Madison, but would be co-advised by Rypel, with extensive interactions with Sass and Carpenter. The researcher would have the opportunity to participate in field work related to data collection in this fishery. Includes standard postdoctoral benefits. Qualifications: Applicants of particular interest will be collaborative, quantitatively-oriented, and have some experience with fisheries models. We are especially interested in individuals with experience modeling population dynamics, and in those with interest in merging ecological principles with fisheries conservation and management. Review of applicants will begin May 31, 2013. Positions could begin as soon as July 1, 2013. Application packets should consist of a single PDF that includes a cover letter (addressed to Dr. Jake Vander Zanden) that includes names of 3 references (including telephone numbers and email address) and a curriculum vitae. We will request reference letters for those candidates that advance to interviews. Email the single application file, with the subject line "walleye production post doc" to Alyssa Luckey Winters (ajluckey@wisc.edu). Posted: 5/13/13.

Fish Productivity in Freshwater Ecosystems: Since its inception in 1968, the Experimental Lakes Area (ELA) has been the site for over 50 whole-ecosystem experiments to investigate the effects of anthropogenic activities to aquatic ecosystems including: flooding, drawdown, water diversion, eutrophication, acidification, atmospheric mercury deposition, and aquaculture. As part of these whole ecosystem experiments, extensive data have been collected for up to 43 years on fish populations, hydrology, water chemistry, food web structure, primary production, zooplankton abundance, meteorology, and many other factors. The breadth and completeness of these datasets represent a truly unique opportunity to examine linkages between fish productivity and the underlying food web. We are seeking a highly-motivated individual to examine relationships between fish production, primary production, secondary production, and physical and chemical variables in these boreal lake ecosystems. The successful candidate will use the ELA long-term datasets to quantify the drivers of variation in fish productivity. Given the experimental treatments imposed on ELA lakes, there are very good opportunities to evaluate the effects of ecological stressors both in isolation and in combination with potential background stress (e.g., climatic variability). Start date for the position is September 2013, but depending on the timing of release of funds and identification and availability of an appropriate candidate, could begin earlier. This is a 2–year position that will be based at the Freshwater Institute (Fisheries and Oceans Canada) in Winnipeg, Manitoba, and is funded through NSERC’s Visiting Fellowship program. Candidates must have completed (or will soon complete) a PhD, with experience in fish biology/ecology and/or limnology with a strong quantitative skills in statistical and/or modelling approaches to addressing ecological questions. Knowledge of mark-recapture methods (e.g., program MARK) and familiarity with databases (e.g., MS Access) are significant assets for the position.In order to be considered, potential candidates must be eligible for, and submit an application to, the NSERC visiting fellowship program. Interested individuals should also send a cover letter, up-to-date CV, 3 representative publications and contact information for three references to: Michael Rennie, Research Scientist, Fisheries and Oceans Canada, 501 University Crescent, Winnipeg, MB, R3T 2N6 CANADA. Michael.Rennie@dfo-mpo.gc.ca . Posted: 5/3/13.

Fisheries Science and Sustainability: A one-year post-doctoral research position (with a second year expected, pending federal funding and satisfactory performance) to quantify global inland freshwater fisheries production in lakes for enhanced management. Specific position responsibilities include 1) developing a database of inland fisheries harvests (commercial, recreational, and subsistence) and lake characteristics (e.g., productivity, land use, lake depth or size) that are derived from remote and/or on-site measurements, and 2) developing statistical models that predict fisheries production in lakes at regional and global scales. The scientist will work cooperatively with project primary investigators at USGS (Drs. David Bo Bunnell and Mark Rogers) and Michigan State (Dr. Bill Taylor), regional cooperators with expertise in remote sensing, and other international cooperators related to global fisheries sustainability. Annual salary is $50k and includes health benefits. Start date is negotiable, but targeted for January 2013. The position will be based in Ann Arbor, Michigan at the U.S. Geological Survey's Great Lakes Science Center with significant interactions with related faculty, staff and students at Michigan State University expected. Qualifications: Applicants must have completed a Ph.D. in fisheries science, aquatic ecology, or a closely related field. Desired skills and experiences include quantitative ecological or fisheries modeling, understanding of limnology and fisheries production, and landscape ecology. In addition, we desire a candidate that displays evidence of being able to work independently, yet also work well within an interdisciplinary team of investigators. How to apply: Applications must include: 1) a cover letter that describes your interest and qualifications for the position, 2) a CV that includes contact information for at least three references, and 3) proof of completion of a Ph.D. (or completion by August 2012; unofficial transcripts are acceptable for application). Applicants must apply at https://jobs.msu.edu reference posting number 6490. Any questions regarding the position may be directed to William W. Taylor, Ph.D. via email at taylorw@msu.edu (email). Application review will begin September 15, 2012. Posted: 8/13/12.

Fisheries Ecology: The NOAA National Marine Fisheries Service Fisheries Ecology Division is recruiting a Supervisory Research Ecologist to lead a research team at its laboratory in Santa Cruz, California. The Landscape Ecology Team has expertise in fisheries biology, aquatic ecology, geomorphology, and hydrology, and uses field, laboratory and modeling studies to improve the scientific basis of anadromous fish and habitat management. The team focuses on connections between habitat and the dynamics of fish populations, with emphasis on spatial aspects and the development and application of quantitative methods. The incumbent will provide intellectual leadership to the team's research program, perform the full range of supervisory duties, and carry out their own research leading to publications in the peer-reviewed literature. Other duties may include providing technical advice to conservation managers and advising graduate students and post-doctoral fellows. Applicants should have a substantial record of research accomplishments in a relevant discpline and experience leading an interdisciplinary research program. Experience supervising employees and knowledge of anadromous species conservation issues is desirable but not essential. This is a full-time, permanent position, salary $67-148k per year. Applications will be accepted from any U.S. citizen. Applications will be accepted through Wednesday, July 18, 2012. See the official announcement to apply. Posted: 7/10/12.

Great Lakes Near-shore Fish Community Assessment: We are seeking a highly motivated post-doctoral research associate to evaluate near-shore fish biodiversity of the Great Lakes. This research is part of an effort to understand ecosystem structure and function in coastal zones of the Great Lakes. The research associate will work to characterize the biodiversity of fish communities in coastal zones of lakes Michigan, Huron, Erie, and Superior and relate current communities to habitat characteristics and historical records at sampling locations. The associate will be in a leadership position on the project and will help coordinate and conduct data collection and analysis with a team of leading scientists from Michigan State University and the Michigan Department of Natural Resources. The associate will work closely with managers and researchers from state and federal natural resource management agencies to apply results for improved conservation and management opportunities. Qualifications: Ph.D in aquatic or fisheries ecology or related field. Applicants must have an understanding of aquatic systems and factors that can potentially affect fish communities. A strong background in sampling methodologies for assessment of fish biodiversity and statistics is required. Previous experience sampling in large lakes or similar environments (e.g. marine systems) is preferred. The job will involve travel and coordination among various partners. Applicants should be able to work independently and in collaboration with other researchers and managers; publish findings in peer-reviewed journals; and write proposals and reports. This is a two-year position renewed annually with extension contingent on funding and performance. The successful applicant will be supervised by Drs. Brian Roth and Dana Infante. Salary: $42k per year plus benefits. Applicants must apply for this position by 1) applying to posting #6488 at www.jobs.msu.edu and by 2) submitting a cover letter, statement of research interests and career goals, relevant publications, CV, and contact information for three references to Dr. Brian Roth (rothbri@msu.edu). For questions, contact Dr. Dana Infante (infanted@msu.edu) or Dr. Roth. Posted: 8/7/12.

Environmental Change and Freshwater Mussels: Postdoctoral Research Associate, Oklahoma Biological Survey and Department of Biology, University of Oklahoma, located in Norman, OK, 20 miles south of Oklahoma City. I seek a postdoctoral scholar to examine effects of environmental change on freshwater mussel community structure and function. Funding is for two years, beginning 1 January 2013. Applicants should complete PhD prior to start date. Ideal candidates will have (1) demonstrated ability to collect and analyze data and publish research findings; (2) expertise in stream ecology, freshwater mussel biology, spatial modeling, and GIS. The postdoc will be expected to conduct original research both in streams of the highly diverse Ouachita Uplands of southeastern Oklahoma and southwestern Arkansas and using a large artificial stream and mesocosms facility on the University of Oklahoma campus. The postdoc will join a community of faculty, postdocs, and students in the Ecology and Evolutionary Biology graduate program, Department of Biology and newly established South Central Climate Science Center at the University of Oklahoma. Note: this is a separate position from the one advertised earlier this year. Applicants should send a CV, statement of interests, up to 3 representative publications, and contact information for 3 references to Caryn Vaughn (cvaughn@ou.edu). Posted: 9/20/12.

Spatial Dynamics of Aquatic Invasives/Stable Isotope Analysis: The Center for Limnology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison seeks two postdoctoral research associates: spatial dynamics of aquatic invasive species, and stable isotope analysis. The 'invasive species' position involves modeling the regional spread of aquatic invasive species. The project involves integrating models of boater movement, species spread, and environmental suitability, and using this as a basis for simulating the effects of alternative management scenarios on invasive species spread. The research also has direct application for understanding angler-game fish interactions on lake rich landscapes. Qualifications include a PhD and related experience with landscape (spatial) modeling of populations or human movements, quantitative methods for ecological or economic data, and GIS. Research will be conducted under the supervision of Drs. Steve Carpenter and Jake Vander Zanden. The 'stable isotope' position involves the application of compound-specific stable isotope analysis for addressing ecological questions in the Laurentian Great Lakes and inland lakes. Responsibility will include overseeing laboratory feeding experiments, field sampling, and interpretation and analysis of isotopic data. Qualifications include a PhD, along with related experience in stable isotopes, biogeochemistry, limnology, and ecology. Research will be conducted under the supervision of Dr. Jake Vander Zanden. Salary for both positions is at $44k annually, and includes standard benefits. Review of applicants will begin Feb. 22. Positions could begin as soon as spring/summer of 2013. Application packets should consist of a single pdf file that includes a cover letter (addressed to Dr. Jake Vander Zanden) that includes names of 3 references (including telephone numbers and email address) and a curriculum vitae. Please specify which postdoctoral position you are applying for ('invasive species' or 'stable isotope'). We will request reference letters for those candidates that advance to interviews. Email applications to Jon Viau (jviau@wisc.edu). Posted: 1/24/13.

Freshwater/Marine Invasive Species: A postdoctoral research position on freshwater and/or marine invasive species is likely to be available on multiple externally funded projects affiliated with the Notre Dame Environmental Change Initiative. Research would be regional to global in scope, and could include analyses to: identify potentially invasive nonindigenous species, forecast dispersal of species by major vectors including shipping, and forecast potential species ranges (e.g., under climate change). Applicant screening is rolling, but with a desired start in fall 2012-spring 2013. Applicants should email (in one PDF document) a letter describing prior research experience and current interests, a curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information of three references to David Lodge (dlodge@nd.edu) with a cc to eci@nd.edu. In the email subject line, please put "Conservation Biology--Lodge." Interested candidates who will be at the Ecological Society of America meeting in Portland should contact David Lodge to meet there during Mon-Thurs 6-9 August. Posted: 8/2/12.

Trait-based Stream Ecosystem Ecology: Cornell University. We are seeking candidates for a 3-yr postdoctoral position for a multi-institutional collaborative project EVOTRAC (Evolutionary Vulnerability and Trait Response to Altitude and Climate), funded through NSF's Dimensions of Biodiversity Program. EVOTRAC is a trait-based integrative project studying species vulnerability to climate change in temperate and tropical stream ecosystems, using physiological, population genetic, ecological and biogeochemical approaches. The successful applicant will be based at Cornell University and will be part of an interdisciplinary research team composed of scientists from Cornell, Colorado State University, University of Nebraska, University of San Francisco Quito (Ecuador), and other institutions. Field research will be focused at a series of sites along altitudinal gradients in the Andes and Rocky Mountains. The successful applicant will be involved in characterizing organismal functional traits of aquatic biota including growth efficiencies, organismal stoichiometry, and trophic ecology and will oversee ecosystem experiments for evaluating functional trait responses to climate change. The start date is negotiable, preferably January 2013. A Ph.D. with strong experience in aquatic community / ecosystem ecology is required at the time of appointment. The successful applicant must be able to function independently in Spanish-speaking settings and be interested in spending several months per year in Latin America. Consideration of applications begins 1 October and will continue until the position is filled. To apply, please send by email a cover letter stating your research accomplishments and interests, curriculum vitae, representative publications, and the names and contact information for three references to: Dr. Alex Flecker (asf3@cornell.edu), Department of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY. Posted: 9/10/12.

Quantitative Aquatic Ecology/Fisheries: Illinois Natural History Survey, Illinois River Biological Station, Havana IL. Post-doc project description: Assess the comparability of navigable river sampling methods, and 2) assess spatial or temporal patterns and trends among species and between habitats over multiple years. Peer-reviewed publication of results is an expectation. Full job description and application process. Minimum Qualifications: Applicants must clearly demonstrate ability with a quantitative/statistical tools. Must have obtained Ph.D. by the date of hire and within the last five years. Salary: 42k/yr + benefits, conference support. Closing Date: July 30, 2013 and continue until a suitable candidate has been identified. Contact/Email: For technical questions contact Dr. Casper (afcasper@illinois.edu). Posted: 6/21/13.

Statistical/Aquatic Ecology: I invite applications for a two-year post-doctoral fellowship in the areas of statistical ecology and/or aquatic ecology in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Toronto. Salary is at the NSERC post-doctoral level ($40k CDN per year) with support for research and conference participation. Applicants should submit a cover letter, 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 PDFs in a single email to Professor Donald Jackson (don.jackson@utoronto.ca). Review of applications will begin on November 2, 2012. In addition, please note our general Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Postdoctoral Fellowship Competition. Posted: 10/5/12.

Ecology and Biogeochemistry of Boreal Streams: This position is fully financed for two years and will be based at the Department of Forest Ecology and Management, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU), Umeå, Sweden. The successful candidate will participate in a collaborative project to explore the sensitivity of ecosystem processes in boreal streams to forest disturbance and succession in the surrounding landscape. This research is funded through Formas (Swedish Research Council) and will address multiple facets of stream ecosystem functioning, from the secondary production of primary consumers, to whole-system measures of organic matter dynamics and nutrient retention. The successful candidate will be expected to help coordinate the overall field effort, but she/he will have the opportunity to assume responsibility over particular aspects of the project, depending on specific interests and expertise Qualifications: The candidate for this position should have general training in the aquatic sciences, with experience carrying out field studies in stream ecosystems. We are particularly interested in applicants with expertise using hydrological and biogeochemical tools to characterize stream nutrient dynamics and metabolism. Applicants should hold a PhD in ecology, biogeochemistry, or an equivalent field. Starting date: By agreement. Application: Submit a two page research statement, curriculum vitae, and the contact information for two references. Applications should marked with Ref no. SLU ua 4161/2012. Please submit your application to the Registrar of SLU, P.O. Box 7070, SE-750 07 Uppsala, Sweden or to registrator@slu.se no later than February 28, 2013. For any questions, please contact Ryan Sponseller, Department of Forest Ecology and Management, SLU (ryan.sponseller@slu.se). Posted: 2/14/13.

Aquatic Ecology: There is an opening for a post-doctoral researcher in the laboratory of Sapna Sharma in the Department of Biology at York University. I am looking for a post-doctoral researcher who is interested in examining lake ice conditions across the Northern Hemisphere for over the past 100+ years. The objectives of the projects are to assess the relative importance of climate change, large-scale climate drivers, and weather on lake ice dynamics at broad spatial and temporal scales. The research interests of the laboratory are diverse with the overall goal of predicting the effects of environmental stressors (including climate change, invasive species, and habitat alteration) on ecosystems and improving the use of quantitative approach used to generate such predictions. In addition to developing core research questions, the candidate will also have the flexibility to develop his or her own independent research projects and the opportunity to form national and international collaborations. Candidates must have a PhD in ecology, conservation biology, applied statistics, or a related field. Candidates with strong quantitative skills are preferred. A competitive salary will be offered. The initial appointment is for one year with possibility of extension to two years, contingent upon performance and funding. Review of applications will begin on January 10, 2013 and continue until the position is filled. Preferred start date is March 1, 2013, but the starting date is open. Please submit a current Curriculum Vitae and a letter of interest indicating: i) the date the candidate is available to start, ii) prior experience with quantitative analyses, and iii) the names and email addresses of referees. Referees will not be contacted immediately but might be at subsequent points in the review process. Inquiries about the position and applications may be sent to sharma11@yorku.ca or: Sapna Sharma, Assistant Professor, Department of Biology, York University, 4700 Keele Street, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M3J 1P3. Posted: 12/13/12.

Aquatic Ecology: The Finger Lakes Institute (FLI) at Hobart and William Smith Colleges (HWS) invites applications for a one-year endowed Post-Doctoral Research Scientist who will collaborate with and complement existing strengths of the FLI and HWS faculty, staff, and community. Successful candidates will have a Ph.D. upon start date with scholarly and research interests in aquatic ecology, aquatic invasive species, biogeochemistry, limnology, hydrogeology, watershed/lake interactions and/or any other specialty that addresses pressing environmental issues in the Finger Lakes region. In addition to research, the successful candidate is expected to provide scientific support to the FLI's community education and outreach programs, and pursue external grant support. The research scientist may also direct student research projects and teach undergraduate courses at HWS. See the full job ad for details and to apply. Review of applications will begin on December 18, 2012. Posted: 12/3/12.

Aquatic Conservation Ecology: Dr. Stuart A. Ludsin has two (2) years of funding for a Post-doctoral Scientist to use GIS and statistical modeling approaches to understand land-use and climate-change impacts on stream biodiversity in western Lake Erie's watershed and also help identify appropriate agricultural conservation strategies for the region. The incumbent will lead a component of an integrative, interdisciplinary biophysical modeling effort in support of a funded USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service project. This project is seeking to develop mechanistic statistical models among biological endpoints, water quality and flow attributes, and agricultural conservation practices in the Maumee River watershed, a large, predominantly agricultural watershed that drains into western Lake Erie (USA-Canada). These models, in turn, would be used to forecast the cumulative benefits of agricultural conservation practices at multiple spatial scales and help resource managers establish realistic performance goals to inform conservation investments and planning in the Lake Erie basin. The Post-doc's primary responsibilities will be: 1) to use GIS and statistical modeling approaches to develop predictive relationships between existing riverine fish and invertebrate community sampling data and various habitat attributes, including natural physiographic variables (e.g., soils, drainage area), watershed disturbance variables (e.g., percent impervious surface), and predicted in-stream water quality and flow data derived from a fine-resolution watershed-hydrology (SWAT) model; 2) to identify thresholds and ceilings for these relationships; 3) to use SWAT simulations to predict likely changes to the relevant subset of in-stream water quality and flow metrics and then work with the larger project team to develop future conservation scenarios for selected sub-watersheds; and 4) to assess the ecological benefits of these conservation scenarios relative to their cost. The Post-doc will be supervised by Dr. Ludsin and work closely with a team of researchers and support staff from the USDA-Agricultural Research Service (role: develop the fine-resolution SWAT model; provide SWAT predictor variables; run future conservation scenario simulations), The Nature Conservancy (role: provide biotic response and predictor variable datasets; coordinate the overall project), and Ohio Sea Grant (role: provide web support and outreach). A full-time technician, supervised by the Post-doc, also will be available for assistance. The Post-doc is expected to write manuscripts, present scientific papers, and help mentor students that are conducting related field, laboratory, and modeling research. Opportunities, if interested, would exist to gain university teaching experience, attend training and informational workshops, and possibly write grants. Ample computer support would be provided, as would funds to attend relevant scientific meetings. Location: The incumbent would join a dynamic, interactive group of faculty, post-docs, and students at Ohio State University's Aquatic Ecology Laboratory, which is housed within the Department of Evolution, Ecology, and Organismal Biology. The post-doc would work on campus in Columbus. Qualifications: The successful applicant must be creative, motivated, and capable of working well both independently and cooperatively within an interdisciplinary group. Minimum qualifications include a PhD in ecology, aquatic sciences, biostatistics, ecological engineering, or a related field. Strong quantitative and communication skills are required. While not absolutely required, ideal candidates will have expertise in GIS modeling. Expertise in or familiarity with computer programming, spatial statistics, and stream and/or landscape ecology also would prove beneficial. How to apply: Electronically submit a cover letter, CV, and names/contact information of three (3) references to Stuart Ludsin at ludsin.1@osu.edu (please put "Post-Doc" somewhere in the subject line). Application review will begin on April 12 and will continue until a suitable candidate is found. An ideal start date would be spring or summer 2013. Feel free to direct questions to Dr. Ludsin. Posted: 4/2/13.

Aquatic Ecosystems in a Changing Climate: There will be an open post-doctoral researcher position in the Department of Geosciences and Geography (University of Helsinki). The contract will start from 1st of March 2013 and continues until 31.12.2014. The funding for the position is provided by the Academy of Finland and the salary will be 3440 euros per month. We search for a person who will take part in an international project that examines lake planktonic and benthic communities in a changing climate. We will study the interplay between catchment properties and the structure and functioning of the planktonic and benthic food webs along elevational gradients in mountain region in Yunnan, China. We especially welcome applications from persons that hold a recent PhD degree in limnology, hydrobiology, ecology, environmental sciences or physical geography. We seek a highly motivated person who (i) has well-documented expertise in aquatic ecology, (ii) is capable of independent thinking and willing also to pursue his/her own research ideas and (iii) is ready to take part in extensive field work in China. Knowledge on planktonic and benthic organisms and skills in identifying freshwater plankton and/or benthic diatoms are also important assets. The applications, curriculum vitae, publication list and letters from two references should be sent preferably as a single pdf-file to janne.soininen@helsinki.fi. The deadline for applications is 15.1.2013 and interviews of the top applicants will be held soon after the deadline. For more information, please contact the project leader: Janne Soininen PhD, Assistant Professor in Spatial Environmental Research, Department of Geosciences and Geography, PO Box 64, 00014 University of Helsinki, Finland. Email: janne.soininen@helsinki.fi. Posted: 12/21/12.

Climate Change and Colorado Plateau Ecosystems: A research position is available at the USGS Canyonlands Research Station located in Moab, UT. The successful candidate will work on a collaborative project examining how climate change (experimental manipulations with heating and watering treatments) will affect the biological soil crusts, plants, and biogeochemical cycles of the Colorado Plateau. Within the framework of this large, Department of Energy-funded experiment, this successful candidate will: 1) oversee field and lab experiments; 2) supervise technicians helping with data collection; 3) effectively use statistical analyses to assess treatment effects; and 4) communicate results in presentations and peer-reviewed publications. This experiment offers an exciting opportunity to elucidate how climate change – predicted to be notably strong on the Colorado Plateau – will affect the plants, soils, and ecosystem function of the region. Specifically, this position will focus on elucidating the mechanisms behind the observed mortality of plants, lichens, mosses, and cyanobacteria in response to warming and precipitation treatments. This will require field and laboratory measures of factors such as desiccation tolerance (e.g., osmoprotectant production), UV sensitivity (e.g., UV pigment production) and physiology (e.g., gas exchange, fluorometry). A Ph.D. or Masters degree is required and a background in laboratory and field methods in ecology, plant physiology, and/or biogeochemistry is preferred. The Canyonlands Research Station is a USGS-BRD facility and the successful applicant would be working with Drs. Sasha Reed and Jayne Belnap. Moab, UT is a small town offering a variety of outdoor adventures, and more information about Moab can be found at www.discovermoab.com. Salary depends on degree: for PhD, is $47,500/year plus full benefits and Masters is $38,800 plus full benefits. Preferred start date is Spring/Summer 2013. The position is expected to last 1.5 years, but possibly longer. This is not a federal position, as funding will come from a collaborating university. Interested individuals should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and contact information for three references to Erika Geiger (CRS_jobs@usgs.gov or mailed to 2290 S.W. Resource Blvd., Moab, UT 84532). Electronic applications are preferred. Posted: 8/14/12, revised: 4/25/13.

Climate Change Impacts on a Tropical Aquatic Ecosystem: We are looking for a highly-motivated candidate with significant experience in community ecology to run a multi-site project in the Neotropics. The applicant must be in possession of a PhD by September 2012. We seek candidates with the following : - proven ability to manage field experiments in remote locations, especially tropical - available for fieldwork in remote tropical locations for several months of the year - strong publication record - strong quantitative skills - previous experience with aquatic food webs desirable - strong spoken and written English, fluency in French or Spanish would be useful. The PDF would be based at both the Functional Ecology Lab, Univ. Toulouse (Ecolab, France) and the Biodiversity Research Center, Univ. British Columbia (Vancouver, Canada), with fieldwork in French Guiana, Puerto Rico and Costa Rica. The overall aim of the project is to understand the interaction between biogeographic changes in regional species pools and climate change, to build a robust, multi-regional theory of how changes in the hydrologic regime affect ecosystems. The post-doc will oversee and conduct replicated experiments in Caribbean islands and in Central-South America, to examine the effects of disrupted hydrological regime on aquatic food webs. We will take advantage of an ecosystem that is naturally replicated throughout the neotropics: the invertebrate food web inhabiting water-filled bromeliads. This system is especially amenable to studies of food web structure and ecosystem function, and forms a relevant model system for testing ecological theory. This position is contingent on successful receipt of a research grant by the PIs, with a start date expected in early October 2012. To apply, please send a cover letter and your CV to Diane Srivastava (srivast@zoology.ubc.ca) and Regis Cereghino (cereghin@cict.fr) before September 1, 2012. Posted: 7/26/12.

Food Web Modeling: The Florida State University Coastal and Marine Laboratory seeks a postdoctoral Quantitative Ecologist to contribute to an ecosystem-based food web model. The work will focus on developing a spatially-explicit 3-D marine food web model. The model is intended to evaluate ecological, social, and economic questions relevant to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill and other extreme events that influence ecosystem health. While the candidate will be based at the FSU Coastal and Marine Laboratory, he or she will receive training in model development at the University of South Florida. To apply, please submit electronically a single PDF that contains a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and the names and e-mail addresses of three references to Dr. Felicia Coleman at fcoleman@fsu.edu (and copy cfeehrer@fsu.edu). Review of applicants will begin in August and will continue until a successful candidate is identified. More information. Posted: 7/26/12.

Complex Systems: The New England Complex Systems Institute has funding for postdoctoral and predoctoral research stipends and scholarships starting immediately. We look for applicants with outstanding training in physics, mathematics or computer science. We value strong writing abilities. Candidates should be interested in contributing to a wide range of NECSI's research areas, including analysis and modeling of Socio-economic systems relevant to: - The food and economic crises, - Conflicts, revolutions, and ethnic violence, and - International development, Organizational systems relevant to: - Healthcare - Military Fundamental mathematical advances such as: - Multiscale representations - Network representations Biological systems relevant to: - Evolution and diversity, - Cellular function, and - Physiology Applications for both postdoctoral and student researcher positions should be submitted though: http://www.necsi.edu/education/postdocstudent.html. Posted: 9/7/12.

Modeling of Complex System Science and Health: Postdoctoral research opportunity. The successful applicant will be part of an interdisciplinary team of researchers focused on integrating debates on land disturbance, climate change and extreme events, the emergence of a neglected tropical disease, and resilience. The overall goal of this position is to work with team-members to develop a simulation model that describes the emergence of Buruli Ulcer, an aggressive and debilitating skin disease, in Ghana. The position is part of a 5-year NSF-funded grant #0909447 (CNH: Climatic Extremes, Mining, and *Mycobacterium ulcerans*: A Coupled Systems Perspective; Dr. Petra Tschakert PI) in collaboration with Ghanaian partners from academia, the public health sector, and gold mining communities. In addition to model development, the applicant is expected to contribute to a fostered learning approach between schools districts in Pennsylvania and rural Ghana (cross-cultural K-12 sister schools) on complex emerging diseases in changing landscapes, coordinate project meetings and communication, and work closely with project leaders on related efforts in remote sensing, participatory methodology, social learning, and environmental monitoring. The applicant is also expected to take a leadership role in preparation of manuscripts for publication and contribute to the design of educational material useful to students, health practitioners, and rural communities. Penn State has extensive opportunities for collaboration across the natural and social sciences. The successful applicant must have a mix of expertise in resilience thinking, modeling, spatial statistics, or network analysis. Programming skills are desirable. Moreover, the applicant must be able to work in an interdisciplinary collaborative setting, have experience working in a different cultural environment, have excellent communication and writing skills, and demonstrate evidence of ability to publish in scientific journals. The position is for two years. Applicants should submit (electronically) a cover letter; curriculum vitae; a one or two page statement of experience as it relates to the stated position goals; a maximum of three sample reprints/preprints (electronic versions); and names, addresses, fax numbers and e-mail addresses of three references to Dr. Erica Smithwick, smithwick@psu.edu. Complete applications must be received by September 30, 2012 to ensure consideration. Applications, however, will be accepted until the position is filled. For further information please contact Dr. Erica Smithwick, smithwick@psu.edu, 814-865-6693, 318 Walker Building, Department of Geography, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park PA 16802. Posted: 7/13/12.

Ecology or Evolution of Mutualism: A postdoctoral position is available in the Frederickson Lab in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Toronto. My lab conducts research on the ecology and evolution of mutualism in a range of systems, especially protective ant-plant mutualisms, seed dispersal by ants, and, increasingly, interactions between bacteria and their plant or insect hosts. The ideal candidate will have a clear intellectual vision of promising directions and unresolved fundamental questions in mutualism ecology or evolution. Projects may involve greenhouse or molecular work, field experiments, or behavioral research on live ant colonies in the lab. Lab members do field research at the University of Toronto’s field station, the Koffler Scientific Reserve at Jokers Hill, as well as in the Peruvian Amazon and elsewhere. The successful candidate will primarily conduct independent research and work towards publishing in peer-reviewed journals; the postdoc will also be expected to mentor students and to perform some light administrative duties. The position is for 1 year, with the possibility of a second year depending on both progress and available funding. The preferred start date is August 1, 2013, but the position could start as early as July 1, 2013 or as late as January 1, 2014. The salary is $40k Canadian a year. Interested candidates should contact me by email (m.frederickson@utoronto.ca). Please include a single PDF attachment containing your CV, a brief description of past research accomplishments and future goals, and the names and email addresses of 2 potential references. Posted: 5/29/13.

Ecology of an Ant-Plant Mutualism in Kenya: The Palmer lab seeks a post-doctoral research associate for work on the ecology of a multi-species ant-plant mutualism in Kenya, East Africa. Specifically, our lab is investigating how costs and benefits of the protective mutualism between Acacia drepanolobium and its ant associates vary through the ontogeny of both host plants and ant colonies. To do this, we employ field experiments, long-term observations, and modeling. The post-doc will spend up to 6 months of the year in the field in Kenya, and the remainder at the University of Florida, and will assist with the teaching of a field ecology class in Kenya in May. The ideal candidate will have a strong publication record and references, and experience working independently in remote field sites. A strong interest in the ecology and evolution of mutualism is required, and prior experience is a plus. The appointment is for one year (salary + full benefits) with the possibility of renewal based on satisfactory performance. Candidates should apply via email (tmp “at” ufl.edu) with curriculum vitae, a one-page statement of research interests and experience, and a cover letter that includes names and contact information of three references. Candidates should have a Ph.D. in ecology or a related field. Posted: 10/4/12.

Impact of Domestication on the Evolution of Plant-Associated Organisms: Ohio State University. We seek a postdoctoral researcher to join an interdisciplinary project studying the impacts of plant domestication on the evolution of plant-associated organisms. The genetic bottlenecks that accompany selective sweeps profoundly affect the levels of genetic diversity found in domesticated plant species, while also affecting loci underlying important morphological, physiological, ecological, and biochemical characteristics. The dramatic change in the genetic diversity of plant hosts can also have cascading effects on genome evolution in the community of associated organisms. In the long term, this project seeks to identify the genes that led to domestication-induced adaptive divergence and speciation in both plant and plant-associated organisms. Our project focuses on chile pepper (Capsicum annuum) as a model system to understand the molecular basis of coevolution at multiple scales—from the genome to the organism, and, eventually, the community. C. annuum, one of the most diverse species within its genus and cultivated world-wide, includes nearly 50 recognized types that range from the mildest bell pepper to the hottest cayenne. The focus region of the study will be Mexico, which is C. annuum’s center of domestication, where its progenitor (Capsicum annuum ssp. glabriusculum) grows in wild and semi-cultivated settings. Research questions will relate to: C. annuum population genetic diversity along environmental and domestication gradients; adaptation, population genomics and ecological speciation of insect host races, fungi and oomycetes; and tri-trophic interactions. We seek applicants with an interest in evolutionary biology and experience using a range of techniques from quantitative and molecular genetics, genomics, and/or bioinformatics to answer ecological and evolutionary questions. Skills related to genome annotation, detection of genomic loci and/or regions under artificial or natural selection, or other ecological genomic techniques are a plus. The successful candidate will hold this position for two years with the possibility of an extension pending funding. Applicants should be interested in spending significant time in Mexico on collecting trips in conjunction with Mexican collaborators. Command of the Spanish language is also a plus. This postdoctoral position will be part of a cluster hire by the Center for Applied Plant Sciences (CAPS). Candidates interested in this position should refer to the search website or contact Donnalyn Roxey (roxey.3@osu.edu) for further information about the search and how to apply. For specific information about the research, contact Esther van der Knaap (vanderknaap.1@osu.edu), Andrew Michel (michel.70@osu.edu), Kristin Mercer (mercer.97@osu.edu), Leah McHale (mchale.21@osu.edu), or Tom Mitchell (mitchell.815@osu.edu). Review date: 10/8/12. Posted: 8/24/12, revised: 9/11/12.

Aquatic Epidemiology: The Atlantic Veterinary College (AVC) at the University of Prince Edward Island (UPEI) is seeking highly-qualified applicants for 2 post-doctoral positions in aquatic epidemiology with a focus on health and sustainable production of finfish and/or shellfish. The positions are for 2 years. The successful applicant will be a member of the Canada Excellence Research Chair (CERC) program in Aquatic Epidemiology awarded by the Canadian Government to UPEI. The goal of the CERC program is to make UPEI and Canada the global leader in applied aquatic epidemiology research (with an ecosystem health focus). The successful applicants will join a multi-disciplinary team of epidemiologists, epidemiological modelers, statisticians, economists, finfish and shellfish clinicians, ecosystem health and regulatory veterinary medicine specialists whose work focuses on holistic approaches to assist the Canadian and international aquaculture industries improve the productivity, sustainability and health of aquatic food animal stocks. Applicants must have a PhD in epidemiology, or a related discipline. A DVM degree and expertise in aquatic food animal diseases and aquaculture are preferred. Strong quantitative and/or modeling skills are desirable. Individuals must be self-motivated and able to work both independently and as an effective partner in the expanding UPEI CERC team. Interested applicants are encouraged to contact Dr. Ian Gardner (phone: 902-620-5059; e-mail: iagardner@upei.ca) for further information about the position. Interested candidates should submit their curriculum vitae, a statement of interest and the names and contact information of two referees. Review of applications will begin on June 15, 2013 and the positions will remain open until filled. Applications should be sent to: Leanne Newson, Administrative Project Manager, Centre for Veterinary Epidemiological Research, Department of Health Management, Atlantic Veterinary College, University of Prince Edward Island, Charlottetown, PEI C1A 4P3. cver@upei.ca, phone: 902 620 5049, fax: 902 620 5053. Posted: 5/7/13.

Avian Disease Biology: Drs. Lynn B. Martin and Thomas R. Unnasch are searching for a post-doc to collaborate on a recently NSF-funded project on the ecophysiology of superspreading. The post-doc will help execute projects directed at understanding the role of the stress hormones on interactions among birds, mosquitoes and West Nile virus. Applicants should have a PhD (awarded before the project start date) in ecology, evolutionary biology, or the like. The most competitive individuals will have a background in endocrinology, immunology, and/or disease ecology and strong lab, experimental design and data analysis skills. Experience with songbird and mosquito husbandry/handling and ABSL-3 facility work are also pluses. A strong publication and grantsmanship record as well as evidence of independent thinking are also highly desirable. There are specific research aims for the grant, but our hope is for strong intellectual contributions by the postdoc, including postdoc-led side projects, manuscript first authorships, and additional grant proposals. The position can be supported for up to 3 years, but renewal each year is contingent on performance and funding. Only US citizens and permanent residents are eligible for this position, as the research requires and FBI clearance to work with select agents. The position is based at the University of South Florida, Departments of Integrative Biology and Global Health (Tampa campus). The start date is somewhat flexible but can be on or after November 15, 2013. Note: Dr. Martin advertised recently for another postdoc (with Dr. Toru Shimizu, USF Psychology); the current position is distinct from that one. Applications should be submitted by email as a single PDF document to Dr. Lynn B. Martin (lbmartin@usf.edu) with the subject heading “NSF postdoc application”. Complete application packets will include a cover letter, a CV, one relevant reprint, and the names and addresses of three referees preferably from former PhD/postdoc mentors. In your (2 pg maximum) cover letter, make sure to address your feelings about your: passion for scientific investigation, motivation to succeed, drive, work ethic, willingness to take risks, ability to overcome hardship, leadership capabilities, collaborative skills, and career aspirations. Written confirmation of the PhD will be required prior to hiring. We will consider applications through 31 July 2013. Posted: 6/4/13.

Wildlife Disease Ecology: Lincoln Park Zoo is offering a scientific research position in Wildlife Disease Ecology as part of the Davee Center for Epidemiology and Endocrinology and Urban Wildlife Institute. The primary focus is on applied research that investigates disease ecology and the impact of disease on wildlife conservation. Tasks include participating in all aspects of ongoing research including designing studies, collecting data and samples, analyzing data, writing grants, writing manuscripts for publication and preparing oral or poster presentations for staff and scientific conferences. This position will support our current national and international wildlife disease research projects and ultimately design and implement new wildlife disease research projects at the local, national and international level. For details and to apply, see the full job ad at http://www.lpzoo.org/careers. Send questions regarding the position to Dr. Seth Magle (SMagle@lpzoo.org). Posted: 11/30/12, revised: 4/25/13.

Disease Ecology and Biodiversity: We are seeking a highly motivated postdoctoral researcher to join an international working group investigating connections between biodiversity and emerging infectious diseases. The group is based at the French Center for Synthesis and Analysis of Biodiversity (CESAB), and jointly funded by the French Foundation for Biodiversity Research (FRB) and the international programme on biodiversity research, DIVERSITAS. Projects initiated by this group will explore three major questions: 1) Which life history characteristics make organisms good hosts for parasites? 2) What traits favor cross-species transmission of parasites? 3) How does biodiversity affect disease emergence, particularly in a spatial context? The postdoctoral researcher will work with an international and interdisciplinary team of scientists (up to 14 scientists involved) led by Jean-François Guégan and Benjamin Roche (Institut de Recherche pour le Développement, France), and James Mills (Emory University, USA). The position will be based at Montpellier (IRD research centre) in southern France, but international travel (Italy, USA, Mexico) to enhance research collaboration among team members is expected. The successful applicant will be broadly trained in ecology or a related field (PhD or equivalent degree required), with expertise in one or more of the following areas: spatial ecology, community ecology, mathematical modeling, bioinformatics, phylogenetic and comparative analyses, compilation and manipulation of large datasets. Prior research experience with infectious diseases is expected. The ability to communicate in French is not required, but is considered a plus. The appointment is for 2 years with a start date of May 2013. The non-negotiable net salary ranges from 1,800 to 2,000 euros/month (before income tax) depending on previous experience. To apply, please submit a cover letter describing your research interests, a CV, and the names and contact information for three references to Jean-François Guégan (jean-francois.guegan@ird.fr), with “BIODIS postdoc position” as the subject. Deadline for application: 15 March. A short-list of candidates will be interviewed by the BIODIS consortium, until the position is filled. Posted: 2/5/13.

Invasion/Disease Ecology: The Flory Lab at the University of Florida (UF) seeks a postdoctoral research associate to study pathogen accumulation on the non-native invasive grass Microstegium vimineum as part of a NSF-funded project. This project focuses on determining if the accumulation of pathogens on Microstegium leads to invasive population decline and recovery of native species, or spillback of pathogens to co-occurring native species and exacerbation of invasion impacts. The researcher will work closely with Luke Flory (UF), Keith Clay (Indiana University) and Phil Harmon (UF Plant Pathology) to conduct a broad field survey and pathogen host range testing,among other experiments. A Ph.D. in ecology, environmental science, natural resources, or a closely related field is required. Ideal candidates will have broad field ecology experience in eastern deciduous forest, and preferably will be familiar with invasive plant species and plant disease ecology. In addition, previous experience with standard molecular genetic protocols involving DNAextraction, PCR amplification, RFLP assays, and the ability to utilize the core sequencing facilities are strongly preferred. Competence in sterile technique, and specifically, experience isolating plant pathogenic fungi, maintenance and manipulation of fungal isolates, and other mycology or plant pathology experience also are desirable. The successful candidate will have excellent demonstrated writing, presentation, and statistical analysis skills, and have experiencemanaging large field projects. The postdoctoral researcher will be integrally involved in the design and implementation of field surveys and experiments, and analysis and writing of papers and proposals. Opportunities will be available for independent work and first authorship. This position is available as soon as March 2013 but a start date as late as May 2013 is possible. The duration is two years. Salary is $39-42k commensurate with experience, plus health benefits. Deadline: February 15, 2013 but applications will be reviewed as they are received. Start date could be as early as March but no later than June 1. Send CV, abrief statement of interest, copies of relevant publications, and names of three references in a single PDF file to: S. Luke Flory (flory@ufl.edu). Posted: 1/18/13, revised: 2/8/13.

Disease Ecology: A postdoctoral position in is available to work in the Elderd lab at Louisiana State University, Department of Biological Sciences. The postdoctoral researcher will be responsible for investigating the effects of global climate change on host-pathogen dynamics using both field and theoretical modeling approaches. The individual will also be responsible for writing grants and preparing manuscripts based on the research. Additional opportunities exist to explore the effects of tri-trophic interactions on disease dynamics as well as using Bayesian methods to model epidemic and epizootic outbreaks. The ideal candidate for this position would have experience in both empirical and theoretical ecology. Individuals need to have a Ph.D. in ecology or relevant field in order to apply. The position is available for one-year with the possibility of extension. Apply online and view a more detailed ad at: http://www.lsusystemcareers.lsu.edu Position #033853. Interested individuals will need to upload the following: Cover Letter, CV, and contact information for three references. The application deadline is December 14th but the position will be open until filled. Posted: 10/24/12, revised: 11/29/12.

Ecological and Economic Impacts of Forest Pests and Pathogens: We are recruiting a Postdoctoral Associate to join a team of forest ecologists and economists from the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies and Pennsylvania State University, working with scientists and managers from the USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS), to develop predictive models of the regional-scale economic and ecological impacts of a broad range of exotic invasive forest pests. Work will initially focus on Asian longhorned beetle, emerald ash borer, hemlock wooly adelgid, and beech bark disease. The ecological modeling is based on use of a spatially-explicit, model of forest dynamics (SORTIE-ND), and incorporates interactions between effects of the pests and both climate change and logging regimes. The postdoc's primary responsibilities will be in synthesis of existing research and development of submodels on spatial and temporal dynamics of pest spread and infestation patterns, and effects on the demography of the host tree species. Background: A Ph.D. in ecology or entomology, with an emphasis on insect ecology and insect population dynamics, and skills in simulation and statistical modeling. Closing Date: September 15, 2012 or until the position is filled. Originator: Dr. Charles D. Canham To Apply: Please send CV, statement of research accomplishments and interests, representative publications, and the names and full contact information (including e-mail addresses) of three professional references to: Human Resources, Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies, Job Ref. 12016-I, P.O. Box AB, Millbrook, NY 12545 E-mail: jobs@caryinstitute.org. online posting. Posted: 9/7/12.

Plant Disease Ecology: We seek two Postdoctoral Research Associates for two related projects. Both these projects will provide excellent experience in working with international teams and an opportunity to impact rural poverty and food security. The first project addresses on-farm strategies for managing degeneration of planting materials in vegetatively-propagated crops such as sweetpotato, cassava, potato, yams, and bananas. The Research Associate’s responsibilities will include development of models and scenario analyses, and collaboration in the team’s evaluation of viruses and other pathogens contributing to seed degeneration, and the development of decision support tools for on-farm management. This is an opportunity to develop and test new models of pathogen ecology and evolution under human selection. The second project addresses adaptation strategies for disease and pest management under climate change. The Research Associate’s responsibilities will include development of models and scenario analyses, and collaboration in the team’s evaluation of optimal strategies for dealing with risk and uncertainty, including the development of early warning systems, insurance programs, and support for smallholder farmer decision making. This is an opportunity to develop and test new models of how variability and uncertainty affect the outcomes of social-ecological systems in tropical agriculture. Both Research Associates will work with Dr. Karen Garrett at Kansas State University and with a team of scientists from multiple centers in the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research. The Research Associates are expected to create an environment that fosters diversity and cooperation. Required Qualifications: 1. A Ph.D. degree in plant pathology, ecology, or related field; 2. Demonstrated publication record, quality of work, and ability to design and conduct independent modeling experiments with a strong commitment to achieving goals; 3. Excellent oral and written communication skills and ability to work in a team-based, multicultural, collaborative environment. Preferred Qualifications: Research and familiarity with plant disease systems is desirable, but candidates with research experience in other biological systems and a desire to apply that knowledge are encouraged to apply; R programming experience is desirable, but other programming language experience is also useful. Experience with GIS is desirable. Please submit complete application (1) Cover letter (2) Curriculum Vitae (3) Three references, including: names, addresses, telephone numbers and email addresses, to: Department of Plant Pathology, Position #143 (required), 4024 Throckmorton Plant Sciences Center, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS 66506-5502. E-mail: plantpath@ksu.edu. Screening begins August 27, 2012 and position is open until filled. Posted: 8/7/12, revised: 8/24/12.

Disease Ecology and Management of Cereal Viruses: Post-Doctoral and Graduate Positions Available. Project 1 summary: The Northern Great Plains is a leading producer of organic small grain, pulse, and oilseed crops; but management options are limited by highly variable precipitation and easily eroded soils. This area also has strong potential for low-input organic sheep production, but access to sources of grazing and feed represents a challenge for ranchers. This project evaluates replacing tillage with targeted sheep grazing to terminate legume cover crops, manage crop residues, and reduce weed, insect, and pathogen pressures. We are recruiting candidates for a PhD position that will focus on understanding the biological and environmental factors conditioning the spread and impact of common diseases as well as approaches to mitigate them. Project 2 summary: In the western Great Plains Wheat streak mosaic virus (WSMV), Wheat mosaic virus (WMoV), and Triticum mosaic virus (TriMV) are serious diseases of winter wheat transmitted by the same mite vector, the wheat curl mite. Management of these mite-transmitted diseases relies upon understanding abiotic and biotic factors that drive survival and spread of the vector and pathogen as there are no chemical controls options and multiple non-crop species can serve as reservoirs for vector/virus. Although managing green bridge hosts and planting dates are important tools to mitigate disease risk, the effect of environmental and biological variables on mite and virus population dynamics is inadequately understood; negatively impacting the potential for successful incorporation of these management tools. We are recruiting candidates for one PhD and one Post-Doctoral position to quantify risk of disease incidence and severity factors across the biological and environmental variability seen in the Great Plains. Results will improve our understanding on the factors conditioning the spread and impact of vector-transmitted cereal viruses as well as approaches to mitigate them. Location: Montana State University, Bozeman. Successful candidates will be members of a vibrant, interdisciplinary team of researchers on plant pathology and agro-ecology. Candidates must hold an appropriate degree in ecology, agroecology, or plant pathology. Excellent work ethic, team player, and proficiency in English language (written and oral) are required. Submit 1) Name of the position to which you are applying, 2) Letter of application describing career goals and research interests, 3) Resume, transcripts, and 4) Names, addresses, phone numbers and email addresses of three references. GRE and TOEFL scores (if required) are mandatory. Electronic applications are accepted. Applications should be sent to: Dr. Fabian Menalled. menalled@montana.edu. (406) 994-4783. Posted: 8/7/12, revised: 11/1/12.

Wildlife and Produce Food Safety: A postdoctoral researcher is sought to work under the direction of Michele Jay-Russell in the Western Center for Food Safety, University of California, Davis, to study the role of wildlife and livestock in the dissemination of foodborne pathogens (Salmonella, shiga toxin-producing E. coli) in and around vegetable fields. The project is in collaboration with the Arizona Game and Fish Department, USDA Wildlife Services, and private produce/livestock industry collaborators. The selected candidate will design protocols to trap, sample (fecal, cloacal), and identify to species level common wildlife populations in desert agricultural areas (primarily small birds, waterfowl, rodents, rabbits; monitor movement of bacterial strains harbored by bird populations near livestock operations by radio telemetry; analyze and interpret laboratory and ecological data generated by the project; prepare and present/publish abstracts and manuscripts; and communicate findings to industry partners and other stakeholders. See the project description for more. A Ph.D. in ecology, epidemiology, or relevant field and experience trapping and sampling wild birds and mammals are required. Experience with radio telemetry to monitor bird movement is desirable. Knowledge of disease ecology in wildlife populations is required. Ability to analyze and synthesize ecological and microbiological data is required. The selected candidate must be able to manage confidential databases, work independently, complete grant progress reports on time, and have excellent interpersonal skills. The position involves regular travel and overnight trips in southern California and Arizona. The position is available immediately with funding for two years contingent on performance. To apply, please email a letter of interest, CV, and three professional references (name, e-mail, address, phone number) to: Michele Jay-Russell (mjay@ucdavis.edu). Posted: 4/26/13.

Infectious Disease Dynamics: Departments of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology and Mathematics and Center for the Study of Complex Systems, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Applications are invited for two postdoctoral research fellowships in the immunity, epidemiology and evolution of pertussis (whooping cough). These posts are part of a long-term NIH-funded project supervised by Pej Rohani and Aaron King. Successful applicants will develop mathematical and computational transmission models and confront them with longitudinal incidence data using cutting-edge statistical inference techniques. The ideal candidate has a PhD in statistics, applied mathematics, applied physics, other highly quantitative field and previous experience in the analysis of epidemiological or ecological systems. Initial appointments will be for one year, with possible renewal depending on progress. The salary will be in the range of $37-42k per year (depending on experience), plus fringe benefits. Starting date is negotiable. For further information, contact Pej Rohani (e-mail: rohani@umich.edu) and Aaron King (kingaa@umich.edu). Applicants should send a cover letter, a detailed CV, a brief statement of research interests, and the names of three references. The cover letter should discuss possible starting dates. Posted: 1/31/13.

Cholera Transmission Dynamics: Our group in the Department of Epidemiology at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health is looking for a post-doctoral fellow to work on projects related to modeling cholera transmission dynamics and control. Highly quantitative individuals with experience in epidemiology, ecology or mathematical modeling of biological systems will be considered. Experience in agent or meta- population based modeling of infectious disease transmission, or the epidemiology of cholera or other water borne pathogens will also be considered. Applicants with, or nearing completion of, a doctoral degree in epidemiology, ecology, or a related quantitative field (e.g., computer science, statistics) will be considered. The successful applicant will work with Dr. Justin Lessler and colleagues on a project funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation aimed at understanding the dynamics of cholera transmission and answering specific, policy relevant questions concerning the spread and control of cholera. They will be joining a highly collaborative infectious disease dynamics group who work on projects ranging from empirical data collection to theoretical modeling of disease dynamics. While this position will focus on cholera specifically, there will be ample opportunities to work on cross cutting projects focused on issues in infectious disease transmission and control. Interested candidates should contact Justin Lessler (jlessler@jhsph.edu) with a CV, statement of interest, and references. Posted: 1/22/13.

Computational and Evolutionary Biology of Viral Infection: 3yr post-doctoral research position at the University of Oxford Department of Zoology: Prof Oliver Pybus is looking for a computational biologist to study the evolutionary dynamics of HIV and hepatitis infection within infected individuals, and to analyse the genetic diversity of the resulting immune responses. The start date for the post is flexible. Closing Date: 28th November 2012. See the full job ad for details and to apply. Posted: 11/8/12.

Infectious Disease Modeling: The lab of Sarah Cobey in the Department of Ecology & Evolution at the University of Chicago invites applications for postdoctoral positions in infectious disease modeling. One position is available to investigate the acquisition of antibody-mediated immunity to influenza and consequences for viral evolution and vaccination strategies. Another position will evaluate statistical methods to infer pathogen interactions of varying complexity from different types of observations. Successful candidates for both positions will be independent and collaborative and have strong programming skills in Java or C++. Applicants interested in the first project would ideally have a background in immunology, bioinformatics, or molecular evolution, and applicants for the second would have a background in probabilistic modeling, statistics, theoretical ecology, or nonlinear dynamics. For further information, please contact Sarah Cobey (cobey@uchicago.edu). Interested candidates should email their detailed CV, a few relevant publications, the names of several references, and a description of their current research interests and future plans to the same address. Posted: 5/28/13.

Modeling Evolutionary Ecology of Infectious Disease: The Park lab in the Ecology School, University of Georgia is seeking to recruit a postdoctoral associate with interests in the evolutionary ecology of infectious diseases and a strong background in modeling/computation applied to population biology. Interested applicants are first encouraged to familiarize themselves with the research interests of lab members. As the successful applicant will be given freedom to develop their own research questions, applicants are asked to submit (1) CV, (2) short statement of intended research plan (1-2 pages) by email to Dr Andrew Park (awpark@uga.edu). Applicants are also requested to arrange for 3 letters of reference to be emailed to Dr Park. Salary will be commensurate with experience and the position includes health and retirement benefits. Informal enquiries by email are welcome. Start date could be as early as 1st March, 2013 and applications received by 11th February, 2013 will be given full consideration. Posted: 1/24/13.

Mathematical Modeling of Dengue Virus Epidemiology: North Carolina State University The postdoc will work on an NIH-funded project that will build, test and refine stochastic, spatially explicit, simulation models that link insect population dynamics and genetics with human disease epidemiology. We aim to develop a city-scale model for the transmission of dengue virus, utilizing rich entomological, epidemiological and human movement data sets from a research collaboration focused in Iquitos, Peru. A major goal of the work is to predict the impacts of various interventions (such as conventional mosquito control, vaccines, and novel transgenic mosquito management methods) on dengue. The culmination of the project will be the execution of a large-scale mosquito control study and a comparison between observed and model-predicted dynamics. Our major new modeling efforts will be to develop the epidemiological component of our model and to increase the spatial scale of our mosquito population dynamics/genetics models. We are also interested in building simple spatial and non-spatial, deterministic 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. An important part of our project involves field experiments to acquire data that will inform the structure and parameterization of the models, and a large-scale mosquito control study to provide data against which model predictions will be tested. This position could involve analysis of these and other data, so statistical experience, particularly involving parameter estimation and/or uncertainty quantification, would be beneficial. The person in this position will have the opportunity to travel to Peru and assist in design of field experiments. Some hands on field-work is also possible. The funding for this postdoctoral position is through an NIH research grant. However, our group also has an NSF-IGERT graduate training grant titled Genetic Engineering and Society: The case of transgenic pests. Six students in the first IGERT cohort are focusing on mosquitoes and dengue. The person in this postdoctoral position will have the opportunity to work with the students and faculty involved in the IGERT program. Qualifications: Training in ecological or epidemiological modeling and experience with development of computer simulation models. Experience in C++ would be highly desirable, as would be statistical skills. To apply: email a cover letter and CV to Fred_Gould@ncsu.edu and alun_lloyd@ncsu.edu. Posted: 9/18/12.

Statistical Population Genetics of Malaria: A postdoctoral position is available starting between July and December, 2013 in the laboratory of Bryan Greenhouse in the Division of Infectious Diseases at the University of California San Francisco. The current position will focus on development and application of statistical models incorporating parasite genetics and epidemiologic data to characterize transmission and evolution of malaria parasites. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to work closely with a diverse team of scientists at UCSF and international collaborators on projects spanning work in malaria elimination to regions with the highest burden of malaria in the world. The fellow will be encouraged to develop an independent line of work under the co-mentorship of Bryan Greenhouse and Rasmus Nielsen (U.C. Berkeley), including presentation and publication of findings. Our work is directly connected to on-the-ground malaria control and elimination efforts, and the scientific output from this position is expected to directly affect interventions in the field in addition to leading to academic publications. Competitive salary including full benefits will be provided commensurate with experience and qualifications. Required Skills: • PhD in a relevant field (e.g. population genetics, statistics, computational biology) • Excellent background in population genetics • Strong statistical and computational skills, including proven ability to develop and implement statistical methods beyond utilizing existing software packages • Demonstrated ability to produce independent, creative work • Ability to work well as member of a team • Strong written and oral communication skills Ideal Skills: • Experience with analysis of pathogen transmission trees /phylogenetic data • Experience developing and implementing MCMC methods • Experience with geospatial data / visualization To Apply: Please send a detailed CV including publications, brief statement of research/career interests, and contact information for 3 references to Bryan Greenhouse, MD, MA at bryan.greenhouse@ucsf.edu. Posted: 1/2/13, revised: 3/18/13.

Disease Ecology in Madagascar: Postdoctoral position in the ecology and epidemiology of rodent-borne zoonotic diseases. University of Aberdeen, UK / Institut Pasteur Madagascar. We are seeking a postdoctoral researcher to join a Wellcome Trust funded project that is examining the environmental and socio-economic risk drivers for rodent-borne zoonoses in Madagascar. The researcher will investigate how environmental factors such as climate, habitat and landscape influence infection prevalence in small mammal communities. In addition, you will use molecular tools to understand inter-specific and spatial transmission patterns. The pathogens to be studied include plague, hantavirus, Leptospira and Rickettsia. The successful applicant will have expertise in both field work and laboratory assays, and experience of statistical analysis of ecological, epidemiological and/or molecular data (with R or other software).You will be expected to spend significant amounts of time in Madagascar, helping to co-ordinate field and laboratory work. The ability to communicate in French is strongly desirable. The post is for a period of 3 years (starting salary from £30-33k depending on experience), and will be supervised by Dr Sandra Telfer in the Institute of Biological and Environmental Sciences at the University of Aberdeen. The appointee will join the Evolution and Ecology group. Informal enquiries about this position can be made to Sandra Telfer (s.telfer@abdn.ac.uk). Full details of the post, and the process for online application, can be found at: www.abdn.ac.uk/jobs. Job Reference Number: YBS576R. Applications should be submitted by the 24th of October. Posted: 10/4/12.

Disease Ecology: A postdoctoral position is available to investigate infectious disease dynamics in wild and domestic animal populations. Meggan Craft's research group uses mathematical and statistical models fit to empirical data from field systems to study the spread and control of disease. Current field sites are located in Minnesota and in several national parks in East Africa. Through the University of Minnesota's Ecosystem Health Initiative, the position provides an opportunity to interact with a diverse community of epidemiologists, veterinarians, wildlife managers, geographers, ecologists, and public health practitioners. The successful applicant will have a PhD in ecology, statistics, applied mathematics or a related field, with a strong background in infectious disease modeling and quantitative analysis, a track record of publication, and the ability to work independently as part of a multidisciplinary team. Initial appointment will be for one year, with possible renewal depending on progress. Apply online. Applications should include (1) a cover letter explicitly describing the fit with this position and a possible start date, (2) a curriculum vitae, and (3) a statement of research interests and experience (attach as Additional Document 1). PDF attachments of published or in press papers are encouraged but not required. In addition to applying online, please have two letters of recommendation sent via email (preferable as PDF files) to Dr. Meggan Craft at craft@umn.edu. Posted: 7/19/12.

Disease Ecology/Molecular Biology: The Department of Entomology and School of Integrative Biology at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign seeks applicants for a postdoctoral scholar position in experimental research on novel molecular assays for the study of vector-borne pathogens. The successful candidate will work closely with Dr. Brian Allan to design and test assays for the detection and characterization of emerging pathogens, vectors, and hosts in vector-borne disease systems. These assays will be utilized in a variety of projects that integrate ecological and molecular perspectives to understand factors that contribute to heterogeneity in vector-borne disease risk and incidence, involving both temperate and tropical ecosystems. Minimum qualifications include 1) an earned PhD in a relevant discipline (e.g., molecular ecology) at the time of hire, 2) demonstrated skills in the development of novel molecular assays, and 3) evidence of research productivity. Preferred qualifications include experience working as part of an interdisciplinary team and communicating research findings to diverse audiences. This position will be based in the Allan Lab. Funding for this position will be initially for one year, and renewable annually pending availability of funding and successful performance. Preference will be given to candidates available to start soon. To apply, please send applications including a CV, a statement of research interests and experience, and a list of three references as a single PDF document to Brian Allan: ballan@illinois.edu. Posted: 8/29/12.

Functional Genomics of Plankton Eco-Evolutionary Feedback Dynamics: A postdoctoral position is available at the Community Dynamics group at the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Biology. The position is part of a project to study eco-evolutionary feedback dynamics using plankton communities. The successful applicant will be working on the genotype-phenotype interactions in our experimental predator-prey and host-parasite system (using transcriptome and genome analysis). The overall aim is to link gene, trait, populations and community dynamics to improve our understanding of ecology and evolution and their feedback. Highly motivated candidates with a Ph. D. degree in evolutionary biology or ecology with a strong record of scientific publications are welcome to apply. A background in evolutionary genomics, bio-informatics or population genetics is highly desirable. Our group is part of the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Biology in Plön. The institute offers a stimulating international environment and an excellent infrastructure allowing for the most recent techniques. The town of Plön is in the middle of the Schleswig-Holstein lake-district within a very attractive and touristic environment near the Baltic Sea, close to the university towns of Lübeck and Kiel. Starting dates are flexible, from November 2012 onwards. The position is funded for 2 years. Informal enquiries can be made to lbecks@evolbiol.mpg.de. Applicants should send their CV, list of publications, statement of research interests, and contact information of 2 referees as a single PDF to Lutz Becks (lbecks@evolbiol.mpg.de). In the cover letter, applicants should describe their background in evolutionary biology and experience with genomic data. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled. Posted: 9/24/12.

Environmental Genomics: A postdoctoral research position in ecometagenetics of freshwater species is available on an externally funded project affiliated with the Notre Dame Environmental Change Initiative and the Genomics and Bioinformatics Core Facility. The goal of the project is to refine and apply environmental DNA methods to describe communities of fishes and amphibians in a variety of freshwater habitats. The ideal candidate would have a strong interest in using genomic approaches to study biodiversity in natural communities, experience in marker design, qPCR, nextgen sequencing, and bioinformatics. Experience with aquatic systems is preferred but not required. The Environmental Change Initiative also includes researchers applying similar methods to microbes, invertebrates, and ancient plant DNA. Applicant screening is rolling, but with a desired start in winter 2012-early spring 2013. The postdoctoral fellow will collaborate with Notre Dame faculty members Michael Pfrender, David Lodge, and Christopher Jerde. Applicants should email (in one pdf document) a letter describing prior research experience and current interests, a curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information of three references to David Lodge (dlodge@nd.edu), with a cc to eci@nd.edu. In the email subject line, please put “Environmental Genomics--Lodge.” Interested candidates who will be at the Ecological Society of America meeting in Portland should contact David Lodge to meet there during Mon-Thurs 6-9 August. Posted: 8/2/12.

Shale-Gas Landscape Effects: The Penn State Soil Characterization Laboratory in the Department of Ecosystem Science and Management, at The Pennsylvania State University, is currently recruiting for the fixed-term position of Post-Doctoral Researcher in the areas of soil science, forest hydrology and landscape ecology. The appointment will be for one year. The expected start date is ideally 30, July 2012, but is very flexible given this is a two year project. Salary range: $40-44k, plus benefits. Qualifications: The minimum qualification is a Ph.D. in Soil Science, Forest Hydrology or Hydrology, Biogeochemistry, Ecology, Environmental Science, or a related field. Preference will be given to candidates that have a strong soil science and quantitative background, modeling experience, proficiency in R and/or one or more high level languages, and strong writing skills. Responsibilities: This position will play a leadership role in a project with the Pennsylvania Dept. of Conservation and Natural Resources to: 1) Broaden the existing knowledge of how forest soils and ecosystems respond to shale-gas disturbance; 2) Develop a decision support strategy for DCNR and others’ use for assessing potential hydrological change due to shale-gas infrastructure development and assist with infrastructure planning, layout, and design to minimize impacts to soils, plant communities, and aquatic resources; and 3) identify USDA-NRCS Ecological Sites and States impacted by shale-gas development, and develop preliminary shale-gas States or State-Phases for State and Transition Models on select Ecological Sites. The successful applicant will 1) work with the multi-institution research team to coordinate data collection and integration in the study framework; 2) develop additional experiments; 3) serve both a lead and supporting role in manuscript preparation; and 4) contribute to proposal writing. Additionally, the successful applicant will be an active member of the Penn State Soil Characterization Lab and the larger research community at Penn State. To apply e-mail a cover letter, CV, unofficial transcripts, and the names and contact information for three references to: patdrohan@psu.edu. Posted: 7/17/12.

Quantitative Landscape Ecology - BioFuels/Forages: The Center for Environmental Informatics within the Earth and Environmental Systems Institute at Penn State University invites applications for a post-doctoral scholar in the field of quantitative landscape (spatial) ecology as applied to the challenge of developing bio-fuel and forage species distribution and abundance models. We are seeking an outstanding scientist with strong statistical and modeling skills (knowledge of the R language) and familiarity with geospatial technology (GIS). The successful applicant will be a key team member in a joint project with the USDA-ARS Pasture Systems and Watershed Management Research Unit focused on the development of empirical statistical (spatial) models of bio-fuel and forage production in the Northeast US. Interested applicants should transmit, via e-mail, a single PDF file containing 1) a cover letter describing their experience and research interests and qualifications, 2) a curriculum vitae, and 3) the names and contact information for three references to: Dr. Douglas A. Miller, Director, Center for Environmental Informatics, Penn State University, 2217 Earth-Engineering Sciences Bldg., University Park, PA 16802. (miller@eesi.psu.edu). The initial appointment is for one year, with the possibility of continued support likely. Evaluation of applications will commence August 1, 2012 and continue until the position is successfully filled. Posted: 7/10/12.

Experimental Landscape Ecology: We seek a Postdoctoral Research Associate to help lead a landscape experiment examining how attributes of focal habitat patches and the surrounding landscape matrix jointly structure plant communities. This experiment employs a series of landscape restoration strategies (prescribed fire, overstory tree thinning) to experimentally manipulate focal (remnant) and matrix (post-agricultural) longleaf pine woodland patches at the Savannah River Site, near Aiken, SC. Our goals are to understand basic drivers of plant community diversity and spatial distributions (including constraints to spatial spread) and to test strategies for landscape restoration in the imperiled longleaf pine ecosystem. The postdoc will join a group of collaborators (Lars Brudvig, Michigan State University; John Orrock, University of Wisconsin; the USDA Forest Service-Savannah River; technicians and graduate students) and will be centrally involved in all aspects of this project. In addition to facilitating the goals of the core landscape experiment, the successful candidate will have substantial opportunities to develop their own independent research. A Ph.D. is necessary. We particularly welcome applicants with backgrounds in landscape/spatial ecology, community ecology, plant-animal interactions, and/or conservation/restoration ecology. Interest in plant community ecology is important, but need not be the applicant’s research focus. Funding for salary, benefits, and research expenses is available for two years, with second year renewal contingent on performance. A late spring/early summer 2013 start date would be ideal; however, there is flexibility in the start date and candidates should indicate their availabilities. The primary location for the postdoc will be determined together with the research group, but substantial time will need to be spent at the field location in SC. To apply, email Lars Brudvig (brudvig@msu.edu) with a CV, cover letter explaining research interests, and contact information for three references. Posted: 7/6/12, revised: 12/20/12.

Climate and Bird Migrations: The University of Massachusetts Amherst (UMass) seeks a postdoctoral fellow to analyze relationships among weather conditions and migratory bird abundance, distribution, phenology, and/or routes of movement, and use the results to forecast potential future changes in bird ecology. The postdoc can use a variety of approaches to address these issues, which might include analyzing historical empirical data and modeled data to analyze climate, oceanographic, and ecological variables. We expect that the findings from this research will have direct relevance to the management of protected areas throughout the Gulf of Maine. The fellow will be expected to work with cooperators to develop and deliver outreach materials and activities as a part of the project. The candidate will work with faculty, staff, and students at UMass, National Park Service, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, SERC Institute (a non-profit), University of Maine, and other cooperating institutions. The candidate will split time between the UMass campus in Amherst, Massachusetts and the Schoodic Education and Research Center in Acadia National Park (Winter Harbor, Maine). The position is currently funded for 1.5 years, and the target start date is June 2013 (negotiable). We are actively seeking funds to extend the term of the position. Minimum qualifications: *Ph.D. in climatology, ecology, ornithology, or another related field *Excellent communication and computer skills *Strong quantitative skills *Experience working with collaborators from different disciplines and backgrounds and interest in continuing to do so. Desired qualifications: *Experience working with climate models, using both empirical historical data and climate forecasts *Experience analyzing and modeling wind conditions and storms *Experience with GIS *Some knowledge of bird ecology *Knowledge of climate and ecology of Gulf of Maine region *Experience with climate change science, adaptation strategies, and assessments *Experience working with stakeholders or decision-makers in real decision contexts. For application please email a short cover letter, CV and contact details of three references to Dr. Abe Miller-Rushing at abe_miller-rushing@nps.gov. Review of applications will begin 4 March, 2013 and continue until the position is filled. Posted: 2/7/13.

Modeling Songbird Migration: Closing: June 7, 2013 or until filled. Position duration: two years with possible extension for third year. Salary: $45K. Start date: August 1st, negotiable. We are seeking a highly motivated Postdoctoral Associate in the area of ecological modeling to work on an NSF-funded project investigating the interactive role of bird behavior and dynamic atmospheric conditions in shaping the trans-gulf migration strategies of songbirds. Responsibilities: The successful candidate will work with project collaborators to (1) develop and validate spatially-explicit, individual-based simulation models to predict migratory routes across the Gulf of Mexico and arrival behavior in relation to morphology and atmospheric conditions, and (2) evaluate possible consequence of climate change on bird migration in the region. Data collected from radio-tracked birds will be used to initialize, tune and validate the models. The successful candidate will work with project supervisors at USGS Northern Rocky Mountain Science Center, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Eastern Illinois University and Ohio State University to develop the models. Qualifications: Candidate should be highly motivated, able to work independently, and have experience developing and testing ecological models. Strong quantitative skills are required. Experience with animal movement models and atmospheric data preferred but not essential. Also, experience with individual- or agent-based modeling approaches preferred. Computer programming experience necessary although there is flexibility in programming language and development environment. Knowledge of bird ecology, and/or physiology is a plus. Candidate also must be willing to travel periodically for extended periods (e.g., up to two weeks) to Illinois and Ohio to meet with project collaborators. Location: Montana State University, Bozeman, MT. Contact: If interested please send cover letter, CV and contact information for three references to Mike Ward (mpward@illinois.edu). Questions regarding the nature of the work can be directed to Mike Ward or Robb Diehl (rhdiehl@usgs.gov). Posted: 1/8/13, revised: 5/9/13.

Hierarchical Models for Bird Distributions: Animal Demography Unit, University of Cape Town. We invite applications from suitably qualified candidates for a postdoctoral research fellowship. The successful candidate will conduct research work on statistical analyses of bird distributions in Southern Africa within the project ‘Dynamic macroecology’ funded by the South African National Research Foundation. The aim is to use modern statistical tools (hierarchical occupancy models) and atlas data to quantify recent range changes of South African birds, examine possible causes of these changes, and address questions in macro-ecology. The project is led by Res Altwegg at the South African National Biodiversity Institute (SANBI) in collaboration with Guy Midgley and Phoebe Barnard (SANBI), Les Underhill and Birgit Erni (University of Cape Town) and Jim Nichols (Patuxent Wildlife Research Centre). The postdoc will be based either at the University of Cape Town or SANBI’s Kirstenbosch Research Centre, also in Cape Town. A short visit to Patuxent is envisioned. Applicants should hold a PhD either in ecology with a strong statistical component, or in applied statistics with a strong ecological component. Candidates must be able to demonstrate strong quantitative skills and experience with hierarchical models. Prior experience with occupancy models, state-space models and modeling spatial data would all be of advantage. The project is based on existing data, but there are possibilities to do field work, depending on the interest of the successful candidate. Conditions of Award: • The fellowship is only available to individuals who have achieved the doctoral degree within the past five years. • Applicants may not previously have held any full-time academic or professional posts. • The successful candidate will be required to register as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of Cape Town. • Candidates who are employed full-time are ineligible to apply. • The successful candidate will be required to comply with the university’s approved policies, procedures and practices for the postdoctoral sector. The value of the Postdoctoral Research Fellowship is R200,000 per annum. The tenure of the fellowship is one year, and although not guaranteed, renewal for a further year will be considered. Renewals will be contingent on satisfactory academic progress and on the availability of funds. The fellowship does not include any benefits. To apply, send a letter of application, a CV including a list of publications and/or conference presentations, copies of academic transcripts, a copy of the relevant thesis (if no publications have emerged from this work yet), and names (and contact details) from two academics who have taught, supervised or worked alongside the applicant. Applications (preferably by email) should be sent to: Sue Kuyper, Animal Demography Unit, University of Cape Town, Rondebosch 7701, South Africa, sue.kuyper@uct.ac.za BY NO LATER THAN 5 December 2012 For more information, please contact Res Altwegg (res.altwegg@gmail.com, ++27 (0) 21 799 88 09). Posted: 11/30/12.

Spatial Analysis of Vulture Movements: Post-doctoral research at the Percy FitzPatrick Institute of African Ornithology, University of Cape Town. Project: Spatial analyses of Bearded Vulture movements in southern Africa to inform wind farm development. We invite applications for the above full-time research opportunity at the FitzPatrick Institute, a world-renowned, national Centre of Excellence (CoE) in ornithological research with a strong emphasis on postgraduate studies. Central to development goals throughout Africa is the need for greater energy production, especially the need for reliable low-carbon energy supplies. Wind energy offers the opportunity to provide such energy. However, inappropriately sited wind farms can have devastating impacts on birds, particularly on populations of large raptors, such as eagles and vultures that are vulnerable to collisions with the turning blades. The Bearded Vulture in Southern Africa has declined by 30% over the last three decades and the entire population of only 100 pairs occurs exclusively in Lesotho and the surrounding Drakensberg escarpment in South Africa. The exact causes and mechanisms of the decline are not well understood and are the subject of an ongoing research programme. However, the species now faces a new threat in the form of extensive wind farms which are currently planned for the Lesotho Highlands. Minimising the impacts of these wind farms on Bearded Vultures is therefore crucial for the conservation of this species. This project will take advantage of some unique GPS tracking data which has been gathered over the last 4 years on 20 individual Bearded Vultures. The post-doc will analyse these GPS fixes to build space-use models for different age classes. Scenario modelling will then explore the best configuration for wind turbine placement in the region to minimise the impact on this species. We seek a post-doc with extensive experience of modelling tracking data and of building predictive space-use models. Considerable experience of using and processing GIS data is also required, as is a sound publication list. Funding is secured for a R140 000 CoE bursary (tax exempt) for one year and adequate project running costs (w.e.f. January 2013). To apply, please send a CV (including your academic record, publication list & names and contact details of three referees) and a short motivation for why you wish to undertake this research to Hilary Buchanan at hilary.buchanan@uct.ac.za. Informal enquires can be directed to Dr Arjun Amar: arjun.amar@uct.ac.za. Closing date: 7th Dec 2012. Posted: 11/28/12.

Spatial Ecological Analysis & Modelling: University of Leeds We are looking to recruit a dynamic Early Career Researcher with a proven track record in ecological theory, spatial mathematical or statistical modelling and/or software development to address a number of exciting projects: Developing spatial niche models (EU-BON, SCALES). Niche models are widely used to predict species distributions and to forecast responses to future environmental change. However, classical bioclimatic and other niche models have been criticised for ignoring the spatial structure of populations, greatly reducing their predictive power. Conversely, spatial downscaling approaches rely exclusively on spatial patterning to infer fine scale occupancy, but are insensitive to environmental predictors of where such populations should be found. The goal here is to develop a hybrid approach, one that takes advantage of both spatial and environmental pattern information. These approaches will be tested and applied to high quality biodiversity datasets. Developing up-scaling and down-scaling analytical tools (EU-BON, SCALES, ExpeER). Biodiversity, abundance and function are spatially complex, multi-scaled and often non-additive. Various techniques have been developed for inferring coarse scale biodiversity from sets of local samples (biodiversity up-scaling) and conversely to infer fine scale occupancy from coarser scale distributional data (population down-scaling). We hope to further develop these tools, e.g. to allow upscaling in the absence of count data, using information on spatial turnover patterns. We also need to develop software tools or analytic libraries and appropriate documentation, to make these approaches more widely available to non-specialist researchers and conservation analysts. We will also test for efficient sampling designs, to be used in applications of these approaches to population and biodiversity monitoring. Implementing improved remote sensing vegetation models (EU-BON). Remotely sensed images are typically classified on the basis of spectral reflectance data. The spatial scales of ancillary variables typically receive little attention in the classifications of vegetation from remotely sensed images; however recent research in our group has shown that incorporating widely available environmental datasets (e.g. DEM, soils) at local and neighbourhood scales has the potential to inform and greatly improve such classifications, allowing much finer vegetation differentiation and higher accuracy than would otherwise be possible. We will further develop these methods to incorporate information about temporal variation in reflectance and in vegetation, and develop application software to make them more widely available. These three goals are linked; the vegetation modelling involves a form of the spatial niche modelling, and the resulting vegetation maps could serve as habitat variables for modelling animal distributions. Moreover, both involve explicit scaling approaches, tied to the downscaling methods. The Research Fellow will join a large and varied team of academics, postdoctoral researchers and postgraduate students from both the Kunin and Benton labs, and the wider Leeds ecology and evolution research group. They will also have the opportunity to form collaborations with a wide circle of researchers across Europe and beyond, and to participate in the three associated EU project teams (EU-BON, SCALES and ExpeER). For further information and application materials, visit http://jobs.leeds.ac.uk and search on job ref: FBSBY0002 Application deadline: 14 March 2013. For information contact Bill Kunin: w.e.kunin@leeds.ac.uk. Posted: 3/7/13.

Spatial Ecologist: National Audubon Society, San Francisco, CA. The Spatial Ecologist is responsible for helping to conceive and execute analyses that help the Conservation Science group fulfill its core responsibilities, which include: describing patterns of bird distribution and abundance throughout the annual cycle; characterizing the processes that shape those patterns; identifying conservation targets and prioritizing conservation efforts from biological and sociological perspectives; and providing scientific justification, study design, and analyses for projects that engage the public in science. S/he will be an integral member of Audubon’s National Science Program and will report to the Director of Conservation Science. Essential Functions: • Collaborate on analyses to describe changes in bird populations through space and time • Prioritize conservation efforts in a spatial context • Curate diverse spatial data • Assist with design and spatial analysis of Citizen Science projects • Contribute to peer-reviewed publications and grant-writing in support of projects • Provide cartographic support for projects Qualifications: • Ph.D. in ecology, evolution, spatial ecology, natural resources, or conservation-related field (or M.S. with equivalent research or work experience)required • Ability to clearly frame research questions, design studies, and implement analyses • Demonstrated ability to manipulate data and script analyses in R, Bugs, and/or Python • 3-5 years of experience prioritizing conservation efforts using Zonation, Marxan, or other conservation prioritization software • Ability to work independently and in a group • Ability to think creatively about connections between birds, places, and people • Excellent oral and written communication skills, as well as interpersonal skills • Meticulous approach to reviewing and interpreting data and metadata • Strong preference for: candidates with expertise in ornithology, especially birds of North America; experience developing web-based cartographic tools; knowledge of the birding community; past participation in Christmas Bird Count or Breeding Bird Survey; and/or experience in Important Bird Areas process or site conservation. See the full job ad for details and to apply. Posted: 4/11/13.

Spatial Ecology: Bill Fagan’s ecology lab at the University of Maryland in College Park, MD, has a new opening for a Postdoctoral Researcher. This dynamic lab group, which currently includes two research assistant scientists, three postdocs, six graduate students, and numerous undergraduates, is pursuing a wide variety of research efforts on spatial and theoretical topics that draw upon GIS, mathematical modeling, and statistical analyses. This is for an NSF-funded project focusing on the development and analysis of spatial models. The candidate should have expertise in the analyses of animal relocation data and mechanistic movement models. Experience in multivariate stochastic processes, hierarchical spatial models, and/or time series analyses is advantageous. In addition, good computational skills with knowledge in various programming languages (e.g., R, Python) are required. Experience in using remote sensing data for habitat and species distribution models as well as handling of large spatial databases & GIS software is desirable. The successful candidate will have a PhD, likely in quantitative ecology, geography, or a related field and a history of publishing in top journals. Prior postdoctoral experience is beneficial, but not required. The initial appointment will be for one year, but funding is already in place for up to two additional years pending good performance. Efforts to secure substantial long-term support via collaborative grant proposals would be encouraged and, when successful, could lead to appointment at the level of research assistant scientist. Benefits are included and pay will be commensurate with experience. The start date is negotiable, but could be as early as June 2013. Please note that this position is distinct from two postdoctoral opportunities in theoretical ecology recently advertised for the same lab, both of which were concluded successfully. Review of applications will begin 1 April 2013, and will continue until the position has been filled. To apply for the position, please email a CV and the names and email addresses of three references to: Bill Fagan (bfagan@umd.edu). Posted: 2/14/13.

Spatial Biodiversity Analysis: University of Idaho. Postdoc will design research that will build upon spatial databases of land cover, vertebrate species’ ranges and distribution models, and protected areas from the USGS Gap Analysis Program (GAP) to inform a national biodiversity analysis. The exact research will depend on the interests and expertise of the successful applicant, in consultation with PIs and USGS GAP Program Manager. Potential general areas of inquiry include: building upon existing efforts to identify the most threatened and least protected areas of biodiversity in the U.S.; design of national biodiversity assessment of vertebrate species and their habitat; comparing alternative methods to identify Species of Greatest Conservation Need; predicting the effects of future climate change and/or changes in land-use on biodiversity, and; analysis of trends in acquisition of protected lands and how that influences which habitats and species are protected. Applicant should have strong communication skills and ability to coordinate with project partners, work independently, and participate as team member to reach consensus on research goals and to carry-out those goals. for details and to apply, see the full job ad. Closes: 10/25/12. Posted: 10/1/12.

Spatial Analyst: The Nature Conservancy's Arizona Chapter and its Center for Science and Public Policy is seeking a GIS spatial analyst who is a skilled communicator to provide leadership and technical expertise in spatial analyses and modeling, database development and management, and GIS technology. The ideal candidate will have a graduate degree in ecology, geography, GIS information science or related field and 2-4 years of relevant experience or equivalent combination of education and experience. S/he will have a working knowledge of GIS software applications (ArcGIS 10, ArcSDE/SQL Server 2008) and GIS scripting programs (e.g. python model builder). For more information and to apply, please visit www.nature.org/careers and search for job ID#40444 in the keyword search. Job location is Tucson, Arizona. Deadline to apply is October 26, 2012. Posted: 10/1/12.

Spatiotemporal Simulation/Modeling Land Use Change: The Center for Applied GIScience at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte is seeking a broadly trained post-doctoral research associate in Geographic Information Science with a focus on spatiotemporal simulation of complex adaptive spatial systems. Specific preferred requirements and expectations include 1) expertise in spatiotemporal simulation (e.g., agent-based models and cellular automata) and complexity theory; 2) expertise or experience in quantitative modeling of land use and land cover change (urbanization), and landscape ecology; 3) proficient computer programming skills (C/C++ preferred); and 4) experience using Linux and/or high-performance computing and interest using cutting-edge cyberinfrastructure for complex spatial problem-solving. Knowledge of land use and ecological systems in the southeastern U.S. is a plus. The successful candidate will work in the Center for Applied GIScience under the supervision of Drs. Ross K. Meentemeyer and Wenwu Tang, with an opportunity for significant interactions with faculty, staff, and students. The Center’s research mission focuses on resolving large-scale resource and sustainability concerns through the integration of geospatial, natural, and social sciences coupled with advanced modeling techniques and high performance computing. In particular, the post-doctoral associate will have opportunities to utilize the Center’s advanced computing infrastructure, including a high-performance computing cluster (the GEM cluster) and a high-end many-core GPU server. Funding for this position is available for up to two years and renewable in the second year pending satisfactory performance. For qualification, applicants must have a Ph.D. degree in Geographic Information Science or a related field at time of application. Strong background and expertise in geospatial simulation and technologies are expected. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. To apply, please electronically send the following information to Ross K. Meentemeyer (rkmeente@uncc.edu) or Wenwu Tang (WenwuTang@uncc.edu) with “Spatiotemporal Simulation Post Doc” in the email subject line: 1) a cover letter of interest; 2) curriculum vitae; 3) contact information of three references; and 4) writing samples (no more than three). Posted: 8/16/12.

Climate Change and Habitat Connectivity Modeling: Cornell University’s Department of Natural Resources is seeking a Postdoctoral Associate in the area of connectivity modeling and climate change research. We are looking for a highly motivated individual to work on a project to characterize how climate change will influence patterns of terrestrial connectivity within the Hudson River watershed in eastern New York. The successful candidate will work with project supervisors to develop and evaluate habitat connectivity models that: 1) characterize current patterns of terrestrial connectivity within the watershed, and 2) predict future connectivity by incorporating climate change predictions, habitat dispersal/shift capacity and barriers to dispersal. We are particularly interested in candidates with experience in connectivity modeling that incorporates scalability, thus allowing for application of models at local and regional scales. Well-qualified candidates will also have experience with field validation of model outputs. The position is currently contracted for one year with the possibility for extension to a second year. The initial appointment will be through March 31, 2013 with an extension to December 31, 2013 contingent upon sponsor annual spending approval notification. Any additional extensions are contingent upon funding. The Postdoctoral Associate will primarily be expected to conduct independent research and assist in the development of additional grants, and to work collaboratively with project collaborators, partners and stakeholders. Travel to field locations and occasional meetings near New Paltz, NY will be required. Applicants should send a cover letter explaining how their research experience and trajectory could contribute to project goals along with a CV and the names and contact information for 3 professional references to: Leslie Zucker, Biodiversity Program Coordinator, laz5@cornell.edu. Applications must be received by Friday, October 26, 2012 (extended). Qualifications: A PhD in biology, ecology, or a related field, and a strong background in modeling. Excellent working knowledge of spatial modeling and programming (e.g., Python, Maxent, ArcGIS), proficiency in statistical analysis (e.g., R, WinBUGS), and research experience in experimental design and field ecology. Familiarity with the use and manipulation of large-scale climate and connectivity planning data sets. Posted: 9/26/12, revised: 10/24/12.

Ecosystem Service Modeling: Postdoctoral Research Opportunity to Explore & Model Uncertainty Associated with Estimates of Ecosystem Service Production and Value. A postdoctoral research project training opportunity, administered by the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE), is available at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency National Health and Environmental Effects Laboratory based at the Western Ecology Division’s coastal ecology laboratory in Newport, Oregon. The postdoctoral trainee will be participate in a project to explore and model the propagation of statistical uncertainty through linked models of the ecological production and benefits valuation of ecosystem good and services (EGS). This research supports EPA’s Sustainable and Healthy Communities Research Program to develop spatially-explicit decision support tools for communities to evaluate how land use practices and environmental management policies affect the production and value of EGS to their populace. The participant will be involved with a team of ecologists, ecological economists, and modelers who are developing systems to estimate the production and value of multiple ecosystem services for coastal, forested and agricultural watersheds. These models will be used to generate scenarios of future outcomes of different land use practices, environmental management policies, or climate change. The postdoctoral trainee will be involved in coupling uncertainty analysis to those systems models to evaluate the statistical confidence with which modeled outcomes of different scenarios can be distinguished, and to use the results of those analyses to identify ways to reduce uncertainty in modeling the production and valuation of EGS. See the full description for details and to apply. For more information about the research, contact Ted DeWitt (mentor) (dewitt.ted@epa.gov). Posted: 9/25/12.

Ecosystem Service Modeling: We are looking for a postdoc to help build a user-friendly decision-support tool for understanding multiple ecosystem service impacts of land use change in agricultural landscapes. The position will involve working with an interdisciplinary team of scientists, consulting with a diverse group of stakeholders, and working closely with a small team of computer programmers. An ideal candidate will (1) have training in geography, ecosystem ecology, environmental science, (2) have experience studying ecological processes at landscape scales, (3) have a solid background in GIS, (4) have some computer programming experience (e.g., Python, Ruby, R), and (5) be familiar with a range of large spatial databases (e.g., SSURGO, NLCD, PRISM). The position is currently funded for two years. To apply, please submit (1) a cover letter, (2) a CV, (3) up to three relevant publications, and (4) contact information for three references. Send all materials to Claudio Gratton (cgratton@wisc.edu) and Tim Meehan (tmeehan@wisc.edu) in one PDF with your last name as the filename. We will begin reviewing applications immediately and continue until the position is filled. The position could start as early as November 1st, 2012 or as late as Spring 2013. Posted: 7/17/12, revised: 9/20/12.

Landscape Ecology of Bees: A postdoctoral research position is available to investigate the effects of land-use change on bees in agroecosystems along the Colorado Front Range. The position will involve collaboration with researchers in the Departments of Entomology at the University of Wisconsin (host institution), Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Colorado, and Bioagricultural Sciences and Pest Management at Colorado State University. The postdoctoral associate will lead research efforts aimed at understanding potential effects of increased biofuel crop production on wild and managed bees. Applicants must have expertise in bee taxonomy, community and/or landscape ecology, and GIS. Preference will be given to candidates demonstrating strong quantitative skills, including spatial analyses, as well as written and oral communication skills. Additionally, applicants must have a valid driver’s license and must be willing to spend the academic school year at the host institution in Madison, WI and two summer field seasons in Colorado with extensive travel between Boulder and Fort Collins, CO. Qualifications: PhD in entomology, ecology, or related field. Start Date: January 15th, 2013 - March 15th, 2013. Starting Salary: $39k/yr plus benefits. Appointment: Full-time with initial one-year appointment, second-year appointment contingent on satisfactory performance. To apply, please send a single PDF containing: (1) cover letter, (2) curriculum vitae, (3) research statement, (4) up to three first-authored manuscripts, (5) names and contact information for three references to Mary Jamieson (mjamieson@wisc.edu). Review of applications will begin immediately. Interviews will be planned for early December, and we hope to select a candidate prior to January 1st. Posted: 11/5/12.

Integrated Crop Pollination and Pest Management: The Pennsylvania State University seeks a Postdoctoral Research Associate to participate in a multidisciplinary, multi-state effort focused on developing resilient and sustainable crop pollination with wild bees (Integrated Crop Pollination ). The work at Penn State will be focused in pumpkin fields and apple orchards. The position will be housed at the University Park campus, in the Department of Entomolog. Work will also occur from the Fruit Research and Extension Center, Biglerville, Pennsylvania, about a 3 hour drive from University Park, and a center of tree fruit production in the state and the region. Commercial field settings are typically comprised of diverse high-value horticultural cropping systems, nested in forested or urbanizing landscape with significant elevation relief. We seek a highly motivated scientist to conduct and supervise studies that define the community composition and abundance of bees in pumpkin and apple crops in Pennsylvania, and the value of wild bees for providing pollination services in these crops. Studies will also evaluate effects of landscape, habitat manipulation, and supplementation with managed bees on bee abundance and pollination services. The candidate will collaborate on estimating nest density with trapping studies and with molecular methods for social species. Additional collaboration will involve Extension educational efforts, including developing an Integrated Crop Pollination demonstration site for apples, and participation in studies that enable economic evaluations. The successful candidate will work well with personnel in labs that advance IPM in vegetable and orchard crops through studies in applied ecology and Extension Educational programs with a wide range of pest and beneficial arthropod species. The position requires a Ph.D. in Entomology or Ecology, and knowledge of agricultural systems. Knowledge of bee biology and identification, pollination biology, landscape and statistical analyses, immunoassays, and molecular tools used for haplotyping, will be of value for competing for this position. The position requires a valid driver's license, extensive field work, including early-morning hours, and overnight travel during pollination seasons for apples (April and early May) and pumpkins (mid-July through August). The candidate must possess excellent communication and organizational skills and demonstrate evidence of effective writing through peer-reviewed publications. This is a full-time, appointment available for one year with the opportunity for renewal contingent on availability of federal funds. Start date is late winter or early spring of 2013. Interested applicants should send a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, contact information for three references, and examples of publications via email to Shelby Fleischer (sjf4@psu.edu), Department of Entomology. Also send a second copy via email to David Biddinger (djb134@psu.edu), Fruit Research and Extension Center. Posted: 12/3/12.

Modelling Pollinator Response to Global Change: The Canadian Pollinators Initiative (NSERC-CANPOLIN) seeks to address high priority issues related to pollination biology and conservation of pollinators. CANPOLIN has provided funds to support one postdoctoral fellow to work on broad-scale global change and conservation priorities with Professor Jeremy Kerr at the University of Ottawa. A critical research project including comparative analysis of global change responses of certain pollinators over the past century is a particular focus for the work. The stipend for this 1 year position will be $50k CDN. Qualifications for a successful applicant will include capacity to analyze large datasets using R and GIS and a publication track record. Apply to JEREMY KERR (jkerr@uottawa.ca). Collegiality and strong written and oral communication skills are essential. Send a cover letter expressing qualifications and preparedness to begin this PDF as soon as possible but no later than September 1, 2013, a thorough CV, and contact information for three references. The search will continue until the position is filled and new applications will be received starting April 2, 2013. Posted: 3/21/13.

Modeling Crop Pollination Services: The Gund Institute for Ecological Economics seeks a postdoctoral researcher to develop rigorous and practical models that predict crop pollination services across agricultural landscapes. The position is part of a new collaborative project funded by the USDA, “Developing Sustainable Pollination Strategies for U.S. Specialty Crops.”. We aim to understand how farm management practices affect pollinators. The 3-year position will be directed by Taylor Ricketts at The University of Vermont and co-advised by Eric Lonsdorf, Research Scientist at the Chicago Botanic Garden. Working closely with Ricketts and Lonsdorf, the postdoctoral researcher will: develop a spatially-explicit statistical model integrating the ecology and economics of crop pollination services (building on our initial modeling efforts); work closely with project field teams to apply this model to several agricultural landscapes and crops within the US; use the fitted models to predict impacts of habitat enhancements on pollinator communities and crop productivity. Qualifications: Applicants must have a doctoral degree in ecology, economics, agricultural science, or related fields. Successful candidates will have strong quantitative and statistical modeling skills, expertise in pollination or landscape ecology, successful experience with interdisciplinary collaboration, and a commitment to connecting research to real-world land management. Applicants should send a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and contact information for three references to Taylor Ricketts, Director, Gund Institute for Ecological Economics, at taylor.ricketts@uvm.edu. Review of applications will begin on April 12, 2013 and we anticipate a start date of July 1, 2013. Posted: 10/10/12, revised: 10/26/12, 3/8/13.

Crop Pollination: A postdoctoral position is available to study crop pollination at Michigan State University. This position will connect with a multidisciplinary team of pollination scientists, crop advisors, and growers. The job requires fieldwork in blueberry farms investigating wild and managed pollinators, and the person hired is expected to have excellent data analysis and writing skills, and experience in pollination ecology and/or pollinator management. Interested candidates should contact Dr. Isaacs (isaacsr@msu.edu) for the detailed PDF position description or with questions. Posted: 10/15/12.

Pollinator Behavior: Postdoctoral opportunity studying bumblebee learning and pollen foraging behavior with Anne Leonard (University of Nevada, Reno), Daniel Papaj (University of Arizona) and Stephen Buchmann (University of Arizona). We anticipate hiring a postdoctoral researcher for a NSF-funded project focusing on the ecology and evolution of nutritionally complex floral rewards. Bumblebees will be used to test hypotheses relating to the cognitive ecology of nectar vs. pollen-based reward systems. The research will involve use of both pollen-rewarding plant species and floral surrogates to determine how bees learn associations involving different kinds of rewards, and how reward diversity itself affects plant fitness. QUALIFICATIONS: Ph.D. in animal behavior or allied field. Training in the area of animal learning or pollination biology is preferred, but not required. Ability to think independently and well-developed skills in oral and written communication are essential. START DATE: As early as July 15, but negotiable. The initial appointment will be for one year, with extension to a second year anticipated, contingent upon satisfactory progress. The Biology Department at UNR has particular strengths in plant-insect interactions and the neural mechanisms of learning and memory. The interdisciplinary program in Ecology, Evolution and Conservation Biology sponsors a colloquium series and discussion groups on plant-animal interactions. Although based at UNR, the postdoc would interact with collaborators at the University of Arizona (Drs. Papaj, Buchmann, and Gronenberg). Interested candidates should email anneleonard@unr.edu with PDFs: (1) Cover letter indicating relevant experiences and interests (2) CV (3) Names and contact information for three references. Please also attach up to three reprints or preprints as PDFs. Review of applications will begin on June 19th. Posted: 5/29/13.

Pollination Ecology/Bee Biodiversity: A postdoctoral position is available to investigate role of native bee biodiversity and pollination ecology 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 to two years. Qualifications: Ph.D. in ecology & evolution, entomology, or a related field; demonstrated expertise in bee biology, taxonomy, or systematics; interest in curation of bee collections and specimen-level databasing; expertise in field studies of pollinator biology and/or ecology; excellent communication, organizational, and management skills. 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. Posted: 5/29/13.

Hawaiian Yellow-faced Bee Specialist: Full-time Research Specialist or Postdoctoral Researcher, Oahu, HI. This is a pre-announcement. We propose to develop captive rearing, propagation and reintroduction techniques for native Hawaiian yellow-faced bee species (Hymenoptera: Colletidae), with specific emphasis on five species (Hylaeus anthracinus, H. assimulans, H. facilis, H. kuakea, and H. mana) which are candidates for protection under the Endangered Species Act of 1973. Recent surveys for yellow-faced bees indicate that populations may be rarer than previously thought. While propagation of native plants is a common conservation tool, rearing of native arthropods has not yet been attempted in Hawaii. The ability to enhance or establish populations of yellow-faced bees in managed areas will not only benefit the survival of the species, but will also enable greater flexibility for State and Federal agencies tasked with management and mitigation of yellow-faced bees. The selected individual will be responsible for the establishment of yellow-faced bee colonies, development of rearing methodologies, documentation of basic life history, and reintroduction of yellow-faced bee species into managed habitats. Required Qualifications: Graduate level education in entomology or a related field. High competence level and demonstrated experience (at least 2 years) working with solitary bees in captivity. NOTE: This is a 1-year, term-limited position, with the option for continued employment based on performance and funding availability. The position is listed as a Research Specialist or Postdoctoral Researcher position because we could potentially proceed with hiring directly through the University of Hawaii at Manoa, or using the Research Corporation of the University of Hawaii, a contracting agency. Contact: Cynthia King, State of Hawaii, Dept. of Land and Natural Resources - Division of Forestry & Wildlife, Native Invertebrate Program, 1151 Punchbowl Street, Rm. 325, Honolulu, HI 96813. Office: (808) 587-0019; Mobile: (808) 640-8687, Email: cynthia.b.king@hawaii.gov. Please include the following information: • A cover letter describing your interest in the position, experience, and availability • Your CV or resume. Posted: 6/25/13.

Sensory Ecology of Insects: A Postdoctoral Research Assistant position (A13) is available at the Institute of Sensory Ecology in the Biology Department of the Heinrich-Heine University, Düsseldorf, Germany. We are seeking a candidate to fill the position who is internationally competitive, taking into account the current stage of her/his career. The Institute of Sensory Ecology is a unit focusing on sensory ecology of insects, pollination ecology, vision research and mimicry. The successful candidate is expected to share expertise in at least one of the research foci and to seek external funding. The demonstrated ability to conduct experimental research is essential. Other requirements are a PhD in Zoology, Ecology, or a related discipline, experience in statistical analyses, proficiency in spoken and written English, and the ability and willingness to contribute to teaching in modules of sensory ecology, evolutionary ecology and field methods in pollination biology. The contract shall start at 1st of March 2013 and will initially be restricted to 3 years. Extension to further 3 years is possible subject to positive performance. Qualified candidates should send a cover letter describing their qualifications and research interests, their curriculum vitae, a list of publications, and names with email addresses of two referees not later than 31th of December 2012 by mail as a single pdf-file to Prof. Dr. Klaus Lunau (lunau@uni-duesseldorf.de) along with pdf-files of not more than three publications. For more information, please contact Prof. Dr. Klaus Lunau. Posted: 12/13/12.

Genomic approaches to studying floral evolution, pollination biology and systematics of Australian Solanum: A postdoctoral position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Chris Martine in the Department of Biology at Bucknell University. A three-year full-time postdoctoral research associate position is available with a preferred starting date between July 1, 2013 and September 1, 2013. This position is funded by the David Burpee Endowment at Bucknell. The goals of the current project are to generate, manage, and analyze genomic datasets relative to topics that may include floral development, species boundaries, pollination biology, and conservation of Australian members of the genus Solanum. Position includes opportunity to participate in the liberal arts educational mission of Bucknell and to interact with researchers at the genomics core facility of Geisinger Medical Center. Requirements: Candidate must have a Ph.D. (at date of appointment) in botany, plant biology, ecology & evolution or related field; proficiency in oral and written English language skills; experience with acquisition and analysis of genomic data; experience in bioinformatics software and analysis; and demonstrated experience in preparing publications and grant proposals. A background/interest in plant reproductive biology and/or plant systematics is preferred. Ability to write computer scripts is also a preference. See the full job ad for details and to apply. Posted: 12/13/12.

Chemical Ecology: Postdoctoral position, January, 2012: The Kursar/Coley lab at the University of Utah is looking for a Ph.D. biologist or chemical ecologist with some analytical chemistry background. Knowledge of metabolomics, chemoinformatics, or the use of statistical packages for the analysis of large data sets from LC-MS or GC-MS will be important. The focus is the analysis of the secondary metabolites, including non-protein amino acids, saponins and highly diverse phenolics, of multiple species in a genus of tropical tree, Inga, in a project funded by NSF. Our lab owns and has full-time access to a Waters I-class UPLC with a Xevo-G2 Q-ToF detector. The position also entails maintenance of the LC-MS, requires an excellent record of publication and includes co-supervision of graduate students and undergraduates. Experience in the management of large datasets, the development of databases, analytical chemistry, and structure elucidation using NMR and MS will be valuable but not essential. Our research focuses on characterizing the divergence of defenses among related species of Inga, as this is key for understanding speciation and coexistence, two of the most fundamental, long-standing and still unresolved issues in tropical biology. The position is flexible such that, in addition to the core metabolomics goals, one also may focus on related aspects of particular interest to the candidate such as the enzymology of biosynthesis or natural products. The position is available immediately for an initial period of 1 year, with an option of up to 2 additional years. Please provide a CV, the contact information for three references, and a short (500- to 1000-word) statement regarding your future, long-term goals. Address questions and applications to Tom Kursar at kursar@biology.utah.edu. Posted: 1/4/13.

Agricultural Pest Insect-Bt Crop Interactions: Department of Entomology, Iowa State University, available 1 March, 2013. Postdoctoral Research Associate studying interactions between agricultural pest insects and crops that produce insecticidal toxins derived from Bacillus thuringiensis. Duties: 1) Work as part of a team to accomplish research goals; 2) Run large-scale field experiments and laboratory bioassays, and assist students participating in these experiments; 3) Prepare manuscripts for publication; 4) Assist with grant writing; 5) Consult with principal investigator, technical personnel and other researchers to improve design of experiments and interpretation of results. Minimum qualifications: 1) Ph.D. in Entomology, Biology, Ecology and Evolution, or related field; 2) Demonstrated ability to publish results in refereed journals; 3) Ability to work independently. Preferred: 1) Knowledge of population genetics; 2) Knowledge of insect resistance to insecticides and transgenic crops; 3) Experience designing and conducting field and laboratory experiments. To apply, send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, reprints of two papers, and the names and contact information for three references to Aaron Gassmann (aaronjg@iastate.edu). Although electronic applications are preferred, application materials also may be mailed to Dept. of Entomology, 18 Insectary Bldg., Iowa State University, Ames, IA 50011. Posted: 1/31/13.

Stink Bug Ecology and Management: Pennsylvania State University seeks a Postdoctoral Research Associate to participate in a multidisciplinary, multi-state effort focused on ecologically based management of brown marmorated stink bug. The work at Penn State will focus on aspects of host-plant- and natural-enemy-mediated interactions of stink bugs in solanaceous and legume crops, as well as host-plant choice of this highly polyphagous pest. The position will be housed at the University Park campus, in the Department of Entomology. We seek a highly motivated scientist to conduct and supervise field and laboratory studies to advance ecologically guided management of brown marmorated stink bug in diverse agroecosystems. Field studies will include landscape and farm management analyses influencing stink bug distribution, crop damage, and predation/parasitism by natural enemies. Laboratory studies will help elucidate plant-mediated mechanisms governing host choice, crop damage patterns, and plant physiological responses to bug attack. Additional collaboration will involve Extension educational efforts, and participation in studies that enable economic evaluations. The successful candidate will work well with personnel in diverse labs that advance: 1) IPM in vegetable and field crops through studies in applied ecology and Extension Educational programs; and 2) the capacity for plant breeding to mitigate damage from stink bugs. The position requires a Ph.D. in Entomology or Ecology, and knowledge of agricultural systems. Knowledge of chemical ecology, landscape or statistical analyses, analytical chemistry, gene expression, and protein chemistry will be of value for competing for this position. The position requires field work, including a driver’s license and overnight travel, and laboratory work measuring salivary proteins, insect behavior, and host-plant defense chemistry. The candidate must possess excellent communication and organizational skills and demonstrate evidence of effective writing through peer-reviewed publications. This is a full-time, appointment available for one year with the opportunity for renewal contingent on availability of federal funds. Start date is late winter or early spring of 2013. Interested applicants should send a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, contact information for three references, and examples of publications via email at, to Shelby Fleischer (sjf4@psu.edu) and John Tooker (tooker@psu.edu). Posted: 12/3/12.

Invertebrate Ecology: This position is assigned to the Smithsonian Marine Station in Fort Pierce, Florida. The Research Biologist is responsible for planning and conducting research focused on benthic ecology and marine invertebrates in an environmental assessment and monitoring program in the Indian River Lagoon and nearshore oceanic waters. The purpose of the research is to monitor diversity, reproduction and recruitment in intertidal and subtidal communities of the Indian River Lagoon and nearshore waters to determine biological response to naturally and anthropogenically-induced environmental conditions at the individual, population, community and ecosystem levels. The employee independently performs all research activities, including problem definition, planning, execution, analysis and interpretation of findings. Opportunities exist for the successful candidate to contribute to the new Tennenbaum Marine Observatories (TMO), an initiative which was recently launched by the Smithsonian Institution. The TMO is envisioned as a long-term, global-scale network of ecological observatories that will be dedicated to understanding changes in the structure and function of marine ecosystems. Initial sites for the TMO will be in Florida, Maryland, Panama and Belize. This network is committed to innovative measurements and experiments that will span traditional disciplinary boundaries and be executed in a standardized fashion over exceptional spatial and temporal scales. Applicants should have a doctoral degree in biological sciences, preferably with an emphasis on marine benthic ecology, invertebrate ecology, molecular ecology and/or larval ecology, or equivalent specialized experience. Postdoctoral research experience is desirable. The desirable applicant will have strong organization, management and collaborative skills and the ability to integrate ideas and concepts across traditional disciplinary boundaries. This is a fixed term, renewable position open to all applicants. Salary range $63-75k annually depending on experience. Applications must contain a letter of interest providing a summary of qualifications for the position, curriculum vitae, and names and addresses for three references. Please submit these electronically by January 25, 2013 to Valerie J. Paul, Head Scientist, Smithsonian Marine Station, paul@si.edu. Posted: 1/8/13.

Research Entomologist: GS-0414-11/12, $57-89k per annum. The USDA, Agricultural Research Service, Northern Central Agricultural Research Laboratory (NCARL) in Brookings, South Dakota, is seeking a Postdoctoral Research Associate for a two year appointment. A Ph.D. in entomology or a related field of study is required. The specific objectives are to: contrives and investigates the non-target effects of RNAi against pollinators and other non-target taxa. Specifically, the incumbent will investigate environmental sources that could harbor small, insecticidal RNAs produced by genetically modified corn plants (these may include soil aggregates, decaying plant tissues, and/or microbes; determines the persistence of small RNAs under varying environmental conditions; and examines the bioactivity of small insecticidal RNAs against key pollinator and non-target taxa based on their demonstrated function and relative abundance in and near corn agroecosystems. This series of projects involves using molecular tools and partnering with other disciplines to explore known and novel ecological pathways through which small RNAs may affect pollinator function, research under field and laboratory conditions, and the ability to conduct laboratory toxicity assays involving arthropods. Successful execution of this research requires a working knowledge of theory and experimental techniques of entomology, plant biology and genetics, as well as general agronomic practices. Specific requirements are the understanding and experience with both molecular techniques (e.g., PCR) and entomological experimental methods such as laboratory and field assays. A comprehensive benefits package includes paid sick leave and annual leave, life and health insurance, a savings and investment plan (401K type), and a Federal retirement plan. Send application materials and references to Dr. Jonathan Lundgren, USDA/ARS, NCARL, 2923 Medary Avenue, Brookings, South Dakota, 57006, or email Jonathan.Lundgren@ars.usda.gov. Applications are due by February 28, 2013. Only US Citizens within 4 years of their PhD may apply. Posted: 1/24/13.

Honeybee Declines: Utah State University Dept. Biology invites applications for a Postdoctoral Researcher to work in a multi-institute team using structured and unstructured data to evaluate trends in honey bee declines relative to environmental factors that vary in space and time. Will use historic data sets, including honey bee surveys, land use, pesticide use. Incumbent will help develop new analytical tools for evaluating spatial data associated with disease spread, pesticides and other bee health-related issues. Applicants will be considered from a variety of backgrounds, including landscape ecology, epidemiological statistics, agricultural economics. 2yr appt. $40K plus benefits. Open until filled. 1st evaluations Feb. 18, 2013. To apply, and for more details, please see the full job ad. Posted: 1/24/13.

Entomology/Ecology, Agro-Ecosystems: A postdoctoral research associate position is available in the entomology department at Purdue University to quantify the effects of neonicotinoid seed treatments of corn and soybeans both within and outside agro-ecosystems. The successful candidate will be a highly-motivated, independent individual capable of using a range of field and laboratory techniques to investigate how the widespread use of these persistent, systemic compounds in field crop systems influence production fields and the surrounding landscape. Study organisms will include both pest and non-pest arthropod taxa, with particular emphasis on both native and managed pollinators. Some experience with applied research in agricultural systems is preferred, love of field research is a must. Experience working with landscape level analyses and/or pollination biology would also be beneficial. Excellent organizational and communication skills are a must, as there is an expectation that results of the work will be transmitted at a variety of stakeholder meetings and published in peer-reviewed journals. Successful applicants should have obtained a Ph.D. within the last 4 years in entomology or a closely related area. A valid driver’s license is required. Salary and benefits package will be competitive and depend upon experience and qualifications. The initial appointment will be for one year, with the potential for renewal for at least one additional year. The position will be located in West Lafayette, Indiana and may be filled as early as February 1, 2012. Please email a letter of interest highlighting previous research or skills relevant to the advertised position, CV and contact information for three references to Dr. Christian Krupke, ckrupke@purdue.edu. Please contact Dr. Krupke with any questions about the position. Posted: 10/17/12.

Butterfly Monitoring and Global Change: Call for a post-doctorate fellow within the project: “How Local-scale processes build up the Large-scale response of Butterflies to global changes: Integrative analysis across Monitoring Schemes” (LOLA-BMS) Butterflies are a key bio-indicator of environmental change. Butterfly Monitoring Schemes (BMS) provide an extensive data source on population trends and distributions in a growing number of countries. Analyses of BMS data have revealed dramatic changes in biodiversity, but have not considered relationships across spatial scales. Based on a series of four workshops in a period of 2.5 years, the project “LOLA-BMS” will scale up from local-scale observations to large scale assessments of patterns and drivers of change in biodiversity, using data from butterfly monitoring schemes (BMS) across Europe, North America, Israel, and beyond. With a broad consortium of experts and a unique dataset, the project will exploit the excellent potential of BMS to identify trends and drivers of biodiversity change, predict future impacts and suggest interventions at multiple scales. We seek a post-doctorate fellow to facilitate the project and assist in implementation, analysis and dissemination. The fellow will have the following responsibilities: 1. To coordinate the project (e.g. facilitate communication between members, organize workshops, and aid the collation and preparation of data toward joint analyses) 2. To support and participate in the development of analytical tools that will enable the desired analyses 3. To mentor analyses and assist in integration, synthesis and interpretation of the results 4. To facilitate dissemination of the results in conferences and publications. Requirements: -PhD in Ecology, System Sciences, Statistics or related topics -Excellent statistical knowledge; experience with hierarchical Bayesian modeling will be particularly beneficial -Experience with systematic monitoring data will be beneficial -Excellent communication skills and experience in team-work; multi-linguistic skills will be beneficial (fluent English is necessary; skills in French would be useful) -Experience in working with butterflies would be useful, but not necessary The desired starting date is 1st February 2013, for a period of 28 months. Main work will be conducted at the Muséum national d'Histoire naturelle in Paris, France (MNHN), with occasional visits or extended stays at the Dept. of Conservation Biology, UFZ-Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research, Leipzig, Germany. Salary: ca. 2100 € net per month. To apply, please send a CV, a short letter (maximum 1 page) explaining your interests and relevant skills, and two letters of recommendations. These should be sent both to Dr. Romain Julliard (julliard@mnhn.fr) and to Dr. Guy Pe’er (guy.peer@ufz.de). Posted: 11/13/12.

Insect Evolution, Systematics & Symbiology: Now accepting applications for several PhD student & postdoc positions in insect evolution, systematics & symbiology Students seriously interested in any or all of the following should apply: • molecular phylogenetics • hi-tech morphological systematics • bark beetles, their ecology and evolution • symbioses among insects, fungi and bacteria • citizen science, science communication. Join a growing Forest Entomology and Symbiology team at the University of Florida on an NSF-funded project: http://www.ambrosiasymbiosis.org/. Please send your CV and a concise summary of your accomplishments and interests to hulcr@ufl.edu, or call for more info: 352-273-0299. Application deadline: February 15, 2013. Start date: flexible, the sooner the better. Posted: 1/4/13.

Insect Systematics and Biogeography: Arizona State University. My lab has an opening for a postdoc in insect systematics (primarily molecular phylogenetics) and biogeography. See the full job ad for more details. Prospective candidates are encouraged to contact me, Nico M. Franz (nico.franz at asu.edu). The initial closing date: December 1, 2012. Posted: 11/9/12.

Public Participation in Digitization of Biodiversity Collections: A postdoctoral position is available with iDigBio in the research group of Austin Mast (Department of Biological Science, Florida State University) to study engagement of the public in the digitization of biodiversity research collections, produce best practice and standards documents related to this in collaboration with relevant stakeholders, and assist in the design of interoperability between the iDigBio portal/cloud, public participation tools, and public participation content management systems. iDigBio (www.idigbio.org) is the central resource for NSF's Advancing Digitization of Biodiversity Collections Program (ADBC), and it is located at the University of Florida and Florida State University. There are approximately 1 billion biodiversity specimens at US institutions, but only about 10% of these are digitized (e.g., databased, georeferenced, and/or digitally imaged). ADBC is funding large-scale, collaborative digitization by thematic collection networks (TCNs) focused on particular research themes. Seven TCNs involving 134 institutions have been funded to date, with more to be announced in July. Among other activities, iDigBio is overseeing implementation of standards and best practices for digitization in this community and developing a cloud environment for existing and future digital content about biodiversity specimens and a portal to it. A Ph.D. in a relevant field (e.g., biodiversity research, biodiversity informatics) is required, as is demonstration of (1) familiarity with biodiversity collections and some aspect of their digitization, (2) familiarity with (or interest to learn) relevant principles of informatics, (3) successful collaboration and time management skills, and (4) successful written and oral communication skills. The postdoctoral scholar will be expected to interact positively and productively with a wide range of people (more so than in many other postdoctoral positions), including other members of iDigBio, members of the large ADBC community (e.g., in working groups and workshops), software developers working on digitization tools, other members of the citizen science community, and members of the public. Annual salary starts at $40k, and the position is expected to be for two years. It is based in Tallahassee, Florida, a small state capital bordered on the south and west by the Apalachicola National Forest and on the north by the historical hunting plantations of the Red Hills Region. White-sand beaches, clear freshwater springs, and hiking and biking trails are within easy driving distances of town. The region is one of North America's biotic hotspots. To apply, send a cover letter and CV with contact information for three references in a single pdf file to Austin Mast (amast@bio.fsu.edu). In the cover letter, please cite past activities that demonstrate each of (1) through (4) above as well as provide the date on which you could start the position and a paragraph or two on your long-term career goals and how you see this position fitting into them. Applications will be considered beginning on July 8 until the position is filled. Posted: 6/21/13.

Biodiversity: The Center for Macroecology, Evolution and Climate, University of Copenhagen (Natural History Museum of Denmark and Department of Biology), is accepting applications for Postdoc/Assistant Professor positions in four Biodiversity-related themes: Macroecology, Macroevolution, Phylogeography and Biogeography. Research will be conducted with Professor Carsten Rahbek and other researchers in the Center for Macroecology, Evolution and Climate. More details can be found here: http://macroecology.ku.dk/opportunities_new/ Inquiries can be made to Professor Carsten Rahbek, e-mail: crahbek@bio.ku.dk. CLOSING DATE: 15 MARCH. The Center is a long-term funded center of excellence with a cross-disciplinary research program addressing fundamental questions on the origin, maintenance, conservation and future of life and biological diversity on Earth. Researchers at the center currently represent 14 nationalities and the working language is English. Posted: 3/13/13.

Biodiversity Research: 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 made up of over 50 faculty members 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. Postdoctoral fellows funded by the Biodiversity Research Centre typically interact with several lab groups. Candidates are welcome to contact potential collaborating labs in the Centre to inquire about current and potential research activities, but it is not necessary to apply to work with a specific faculty member. Starting date, 1 September 2013. Salary $43k per yr. Research stipend: $7k per yr. Send curriculum vitae, three letters of reference, and a statement of overall scientific goals and interests (approximately 2 pages) to the address below. Applications and Reference letters will be accepted electronically; reference letters must be sent directly by the referee. 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). The next application deadline is January 14, 2013. Posted: 11/9/12.

Changing Biodiversity in Agricultural Ecosystems: Washington State University. I am looking to recruit an excellent postdoctoral scholar to investigate the causes and consequences of changing biodiversity in agricultural ecosystems. The successful candidate will take the lead on a data synthesis (i.e., meta-analysis) project examining the effects of organic farming and landscape diversity on the structure of communities in agricultural ecosystems. In addition, the candidate will be encouraged to develop an empirical system to test hypotheses related to the effects of sustainable agriculture and/or biofuel production. Furthermore, the ideal candidate will have an interest in inter-disciplinary research and a desire to mentor undergraduates in the laboratory. Our laboratory conducts research in a diverse mixture of agricultural ecosystems, and thus the candidate will have abundant opportunities to develop their own independent research program. I am particularly interested in applicants with excellent organizational and writing skills and experience in some/all of the following fields: statistical ecology, landscape ecology, meta-analyses, insect ecology, and agricultural ecology. A PhD degree in Entomology, Ecology or a related discipline is preferred. The position is available starting January 2013, with the start date no later than May 31, 2013. Applications should be submitted as a single pdf file and include a cover letter listing relevant qualifications and research interests, a CV, and names and contact information for three professional references. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until a suitable candidate is identified. Application materials should be sent to David Crowder (dcrowder@wsu.edu). Posted: 10/16/12.

Spatial Drivers of Ecosystem Services and Biodiversity in Urban Systems: We are offering a 2 year postdoc position at The University of Queensland to work on understanding the spatial drivers of ecosystem services and biodiversity in urban systems. The successful candidate will work as part of a multidisciplinary research team on the Australian Research Council Discovery Project "Achieving Biodiversity Conservation and Ecosystem Service Delivery: the Role of Landscape Structure" within the Landscape Ecology and Conservation Group and the Biophysical Remote Sensing Group (School of Geography, Planning and Environmental Management, The University of Queensland). The person will take a lead role in the project and focus on: (1) deriving biophysical parameters from high spatial resolution LiDAR and image data for mapping ecosystem services; and (2) modelling the spatial drivers of ecosystem services and biodiversity. There will be a strong emphasis on urban systems in conducting this work. The candidate will be expected to independently make conceptual advances in this area of research and actively publish their work in the peer-reviewed literature. The role will also involve the supervision of research students and active contribution to the activities of the Landscape Ecology and Conservation Group and the Biophysical Remote Sensing Group. Apply at: http://uqjobs.uq.edu.au/jobDetails.asp?sJobIDs=494637. Closing Date: 14 June 2013. Posted: 5/15/13.

Biodiversity Conservation, Ecosystem Services, Spatial Ecology: We are currently advertising a 2 year postdoc position and a PhD top-up scholarship to work on modelling ecosystem services / biodiversity relationships at the University of Queensland. The successful candidate will work as part of a multidisciplinary research team on the ARC Discovery Project: Achieving Biodiversity Conservation and Ecosystem Service Delivery: the Role of Landscape Structure within the Landscape Ecology and Conservation Group and the Biophysical Remote Sensing Group within the School of Geography, Planning and Environmental Management. The person will take a lead role in the project and focus on modelling the spatial relationships between land-use, ecosystem properties, ecosystem services and biodiversity. The ideal applicant will hold a PhD in quantitative spatial ecology and/or environmental remote sensing. The person should have excellent skills in advanced spatial analysis, preferably in the area of spatial statistics and remote sensing techniques. Skills in the analysis of large spatial data sets and knowledge of concepts related to ecosystems services and biodiversity conservation are an advantage. Experience conducting field work in native ecosystems will also be an advantage. See the full job ad for details. Closing Date: 15 Mar 2013. Posted: 2/7/13.

Perennial Sorghum Research: Postdoctoral fellow. The Land Institute conducts research toward developing an ecologically sound agriculture based on perennial crops grown in high-diversity systems. Since 2002, the perennial sorghum program has been generating and evaluating large plant populations derived from hybridization between cultivated Sorghum bicolor and its perennial relative S. halepense, followed by backcrossing and intercrossing. The medium-term goal is to develop perennial germplasm lines that survive in the Central Plains environment for multiple years and produce reliable harvests of grain. The long-term goal is to develop perennial sorghum cultivars. The postdoctoral fellow will participate in a joint Land Institute-University of Georgia research project funded through a US Department of Agriculture NIFA grant. The role of The Land Institute and its sorghum breeder Stan Cox is to conduct field evaluations of large populations of F2:3 and BC1F2 lines that Cox has derived from hybridization between S. bicolor and S. halepense. The F2 and BC1 plants that are parents of these populations are being used by Andrew Paterson’s project in Georgia for construction of a genetic map in tetraploid sorghum and mapping of chromosomal segments associated with expression of perenniality and other traits in field studies in Salina and Athens. Research role: The postdoctoral fellow will plan, sow, and manage field experiments for evaluation of the sorghum populations and quantify basic measures of plant development (days to first flowering, length of flowering period, height, tillering, etc.); grain yield components (seed size and number per panicle, panicle number, grain mass, shattering, and threshing percentage per plot); biomass yield components (previous traits plus leafiness and total biomass yield per plot); visual scores for rhizome presence (counts) and spread (distance from crown) at the end of the growing season; rhizome mass as estimated from soil cores; and winter survival and spring emergence. The fellow will supervise summer and fall field crews; collect and process samples as needed for genetic analysis; work with researchers doing the genotyping in Georgia; acquire, catalog, analyze, and report data; publish on the data in cooperation with Land Institute and University of Georgia researchers; and pursue other research topics in the context of Land Institute ecology and plant breeding programs, according to interest and time available. Qualifications: Ph.D. in any of the following or related areas of plant science: crop science, agronomy, ecology, agroecology, plant physiology, or plant breeding; experience in establishing and managing large field experiments in plant science; knowledge of statistics and data analysis; and interest in the development of perennial-based agriculture. Work environment: The position is located at The Land Institute’s headquarters near Salina, Kansas. The five lead researchers work in the areas of ecology and of perennial wheat, wheatgrass, sunflower, and sorghum breeding. There are ample greenhouse facilities, land for research plots, and all necessary equipment and facilities for field research. A research building with new laboratory facilities, plant and seed processing space, and offices was completed in summer 2010. Time: The position’s starting date will be the earliest date agreed upon by The Land Institute and the successful candidate. The position is expected to run for three years. To Apply: Please submit a current C.V. and letter of interest through the postal service or as an email attachment to Stan Cox (cox@landinstitute.org), The Land Institute, 2440 E. Water Well Rd., Salina, KS 67401 USA. Review of applications will begin on May 10, but the position will remain open until filled. Posted: 4/2/13.

Agroecology: Post-doctoral Research Associate, Pennsylvania State University. The selected candidate will work with a multidisciplinary team helping to coordinate research and extension activities in a multi-state integrated pest management project on cover crop-based organic rotational no-till corn and soybean production in the Mid-Atlantic region. The incumbent will assist with soil, crop, and pest sampling, conduct statistical analysis, write extension and scientific publications, and contribute to other research dissemination activities including presentations at field days and scientific conferences. This position requires a recent PhD in Agronomy, Agroecology, Weed Science, Entomology, or related field that has equipped the applicant with the necessary knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the duties and responsibilities of the position. Experience with organic production of agronomic crops and graduate student mentoring is desirable. The position is funded for 18 months with the potential for continued support. To apply, please send a letter of application, resume, and contact information for three references to Dr. Mary Barbercheck, Department of Entomology, 516 Ag Sciences & Industries Bldg., University Park, PA 16802 or via e-mail at: meb34@psu.edu. For more information about the position please contact Dr. Barbercheck or Bill Curran, Plant Science at wcurran@psu.edu. Screening of applicants will begin March 1, 2013 and will continue until a suitable applicant has been identified. Posted: 2/26/13.

Agroecology: I am recruiting a postdoctoral research associate for a two-year USDA-ARS Headquarters-funded position at the Pasture Systems and Watershed Management Research Unit on the Penn State campus in University Park, PA. This is a regional collaborative project, and will integrate agricultural, environmental and socio-economic data. The full description is here: RA-13-012-H. Please contact me directly with any questions, Dr. Sarah Goslee (814-863-0887, sgoslee@psu.edu). Posted: 12/3/12.

Bioenergy Systems, Biodiversity, and Ecosystem Services: The Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center (GLBRC) at Michigan State University has an opening for an ecologist to investigate the consequences of cellulosic bioenergy production systems for biodiversity and ecosystem services. The successful candidate will design and direct studies examining the impacts of cellulosic biomass crops on insect biodiversity and ecosystem services at the landscape scale. In addition, the position will hold responsibility for helping to coordinate a team of researchers examining similar impacts on plant and microbial diversity. We are particularly interested in applicants with excellent organizational and communication skills and some combination of experience in landscape ecology, spatial analysis, GIS, and evaluation of insect-mediated ecosystem services including biological pest control or pollination. A PhD degree in Entomology, Ecology or a related discipline preferred. A valid driver’s license is required. The position will be located in E. Lansing, Michigan with frequent travel throughout the lower peninsula of Michigan. This is a one year position with potential for renewal. Applications should be submitted as a single pdf file and include a CV, summary of relevant research experience, and names and contact information for three professional references. Review of applications will begin November 1, 2012 and will continue until a suitable candidate is identified. Candidates able to start before April 1 are preferred. Application materials should be sent electronically to Douglas Landis (landisd@msu.edu). Posted: 9/27/12.

Global Analysis of Land Change Decision Making: A post-doc and several PhD positions in the University of Amsterdam Insititute for Environmental Studies. See: http://www.ivm.vu.nl/en/people/vacancies/ Postdoc ‘A global analysis of land change decision making’, PhD position ‘Social valuation of ecosystem service dynamics’, PhD position ‘Multi-scale assessment of ecosystem service dynamics’, PhD position ‘Global land change: linking pattern to process’, PhD position ‘Simulating extreme low flows and consequences from droughts’, PhD position ‘Trends in European flooding disasters and coping mechanisms’. Respond before November 23, 2012. Posted: 11/16/12.

Social, Ecological, Landscape Modeling: The School of Natural Resources and Environment (SNRE) and Department of Atmospheric, Oceanic and Space Sciences (AOSS) at the University of Michigan are seeking a qualified Postdoctoral Researcher. The candidate will work with Drs. Bill Currie and Arun Agrawal in SNRE and Dr. Allison Steiner in AOSS in the interdisciplinary computer modeling of social, ecological, and atmospheric systems. The selected individual will be responsible for the development of an innovative computer model. The framework to be developed will model social dynamics and processes that drive forest and landscape change, ecological processes of forest ecosystem and landscape function, and physical processes involved in the forest-atmosphere exchanges of energy and mass. The model will mix social agent-based, ecological, and physical process modeling and will be applicable in human-dominated landscapes in temperate and tropical biomes. Responsibilities will include model development and planning, model coding and testing, preparation and integration of spatial data, model application and results analysis, and the preparation of peer-review publications. Required Qualifications: PhD degree in an environmental science, or closely related, field. High competence level and demonstrated experience with computer modeling and programming languages (e.g., Unix/Linux, Fortran, Java, and visualization software). Familiarity with Geographic Information Systems, modeling social processes and dynamics, agent-based modeling, and forested landscapes. Additional experience with remotely sensed data, social-ecological synthesis, the surface energy balance and/or surface-atmospheric exchange would be considered favorably. Conceptual analytical thinking and proactive problem-solving skills. Ability to work independently and in a collaborative team-based, interdisciplinary environment with faculty from three different disciplines. Demonstrated ability to complete the preparation and submission of peer-review publications. NOTE: This is a 1-year, term-limited position, with the option for continued employment based on performance and funding availability. The start date is on or before Sept. 1, 2013. This is position number 83569 on the University of Michigan jobs website. To apply, follow this link, and click “Apply now”. Be sure to include the following information: - A cover letter describing your interest in the position, experience, and availability - Your CV or resume - Name, title and affiliation, and contact information (email and phone) for two professional references Review of applications will begin on June 28, 2013 and continue until a suitable candidate is hired. Posted: 6/21/13.

Computational Socio-Environmental Synthesis: The National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center (SESYNC) at the University of Maryland - a research center dedicated to creating synthetic, actionable science related to the structure, functioning, and sustainability of socio-environmental systems-currently has four open positions: Computational Synthesis Scientist, who will lead efforts to research, develop, and deploy software applications to meet the novel computational challenges faced by social and natural scientists who seek to understand and solve large-scale problems related to meeting the needs of people while maintaining healthy ecosystems. Evaluation of applications will begin March 21, 2013. Research Scientist in Quantitative Socio-Environmental Science, who will use theoretical, computational, and/or mathematical approaches to study the structure and dynamics of socio-environmental systems, as well as initiate and secure funding for new research efforts and assist resident / visiting researchers with their SESYNC-sponsored research. Evaluation of applications will begin April 15, 2013. Computational Science Assistant, who will work closely with SESYNC's cyberinfrastructure team to assess and respond to the data integration and model development needs of center-supported projects and collaborations, as well as be an integral member of SESYNC's partnership with RENCI (Renaissance Computing Institute) to build a Water Science Software Institute. Evaluation of applications will begin April 15, 2013. Database Programmer, who will work on a mix of administrative and research coding efforts and develop applications that integrate and manage data from the social and natural sciences. Depending on the research, some data sets may require substantial front-end web programming. Preference will be given to applications received by May 1, 2013. Posted: 3/12/13.

Social/Environmental Synthesis: The National Socio-environmental Synthesis Center (SESYNC), located in Annapolis, Maryland, invites applications for 2 year postdoctoral fellowships that begin September 2013. Fellows will undertake independent social, environmental, or cyber-infrastructure synthesis projects that are consistent with the mission of SESYNC. In addition to leading independent synthesis research, SESYNC fellows spend part of their time (~30%) on collaborative center activities, which could include such efforts as working with a Pursuit team, working on a cross-Pursuit or cross-Theme synthesis project, organizing a workshop, developing an education, policy, or outreach activity, or exploring visualization and other cyber tools. Applications due May 1, 2013. Please visit http://www.sesync.org/postdoctoral-fellows-program for further details. Posted: 9/7/12, revised: 2/14/13.

Ecosystem Services in Brazil: In 2011, The Nature Conservancy (TNC) embarked on a five-year, $10M collaboration with The Dow Chemical Company (Dow) to help companies recognize, value and incorporate biodiversity and ecosystem services into global business goals, decisions and strategies. A central focus of the TNC-Dow Collaboration is initiatives at three pilot sites to implement and refine models that support corporate decision-making related to the value and resources that nature provides to business. The Post-Doctoral Associate will support research at the second pilot site in Brazil, which aims to develop a methodology and tools to guide business and land use decisions to maximize agricultural (sugar cane) production and biodiversity and ecosystem services through forest restoration. This site is a joint venture of Dow and Mitsui & Co. Ltd, of Tokyo, Japan, called Santa Vitória Açúcar e Álcool (SVAA), and is located in Santa Vitória in the heart of the agricultural frontier of Brazil. When fully operational, SVAA will be one of the largest integrated facilities for producing biopolymers (polyethylene) derived from renewable sugar cane. Collaboration research will focus on improving land use decision-making around the placement of sugar cane fields and required forest restoration to meet the requirements of Brazil’s Forest Code in SVAA’s 200,000 hectare licensing area. Pilot analyses will include modeling of sugarcane expansion, legal requirements of the Forest Code, habitat connectivity/viability, and ecosystem services including water quality (including sediment and nutrient loads), water quantity and carbon sequestration. Economic, ecological and ecosystem service models will be integrated to develop and test different scenarios to examine conservation, planning and economic implications for varying land use and restoration options. Scenarios will be used to evaluate trade-offs among sugarcane production, biodiversity, and the supply of specific ecosystem services in spatial, biophysical, and economic value terms. For details, search TNC Careers for position number 40466. Closes: 10/28/12. Posted: 10/8/12.

Physiological/Toxicological Impacts of Wildlife Exposure to Contaminants: Department of Ecosystem & Public Health, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Calgary. Title: Health effects in sentinel animals exposed to oil- and gas-related contaminants in Alberta. Duration: 2 years. Start date: June- September 2013. Salary: $50k. Working with Professor Judit Smits, this postdoctoral scholar will examine health impacts of environmental contaminants associated with oil-and-gas production. Using naturally exposed wildlife, the scholar will study the physiological and toxicological impacts of exposure to contaminants. These animals are sentinels, or bioindicators of exposure to air and water-borne compounds produced by industry and communities. The use of non-lethal biomarkers, i.e., changes in biochemical, physiological or behavioural states in wildlife, provides an early warning of susceptible body systems, and our “One Health” approach recognizes the interconnections of animals, humans, and the physical environment. Applicants need: a strong understanding of ecological and toxicological impacts of oil-and gas-related compounds on the environment and its biota. Experience in animal health/veterinary medicine, plus toxicology will be an asset. Team work, the ability to mentor junior researchers, and to work cooperatively with supervisors and collaborators across discipline is essential. Working independently while respecting the requirements of our institution and those of our research partners is crucial. Your CV, cover letter with research experience and interests, and two letters of recommendation should be sent to: Prof. Judit Smits, DVM, MVetSc, PhD, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Calgary, Calgary, AB, T2N 4Z6. Email: judit.smits@ucalgary.ca, Ph: 403-210-740. Applications will be reviewed beginning February 1, 2013. Posted: 1/31/13.

Environmental Impacts of Hydraulic Fracturing: Faculty Mentors: Nathaniel Weston and Steven Goldsmith. Villanova University’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences invites applications for a Mendel Science Experience Post-doctoral Fellow within the Department of Geography & the Environment. The Fellows program is designed to enhance the College’s teaching of science to non-science majors through the Mendel Science Experience program and to foster the professional development of recent Ph.D. recipients on a career path leading to faculty positions. Positions are 50:50 teaching and research. Fellows will team-teach a laboratory science course for non-science-majors, develop and teach an upper level undergraduate course, will conduct research in collaboration with the faculty mentors, and will have opportunities to supervise undergraduate research. The position begins in August 2013. Candidates with a background in biology, geology, environmental science, or similar fields with research interests in watersheds and/or coastal ecosystems are encouraged to apply. Applicants who have an interest in the environmental impacts of horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing for natural gas extraction are highly encouraged. We are particularly interested in those with experience in evaluating the fates of nutrients, sediments, and/or contaminants in either riverine or tidal marsh systems. The successful applicant will enhance our ongoing research on watersheds and tidal marsh ecosystems, with a new focus on natural gas extraction in the Marcellus Shale. Applicants are expected to assist faculty in the Department of Geography and the Environment by co-teaching a Mendel Science Experience course on climate change in the fall of 2013 and co-design and teach an MSE course focused on the environmental impacts of hydraulic fracturing in the fall of 2014. Applicants are also expected to design and teach a new upper-level environmental science course in their research area. Applications must include a curriculum vitae, transcripts of all graduate work, and a cover letter that includes a statement of career goals, a plan for research that indicates collaboration with the faculty mentors, a proposal for teaching that includes the hydraulic-fracturing Mendel Science Experience course for non-science-majors and an upper level environmental science elective course, and names and contact information for three references. Applicants must apply online at https://jobs.villanova.edu. Review of applications will begin on 20 April 2013; the search will remain open until the position is filled. Posted: 4/8/13.

Environmental Sciences: Two professional contract positions are anticipated to be available at Ball State University (Muncie, Indiana) Fall 2013 with review of applicants in Spring 2013. Responsibilities: conduct interdisciplinary environmental research associated with the Environmental Sciences Ph.D. Program; provide support with field and laboratory activities; develop manuscripts for publication; present research at local and national scientific venues; participate in activities of the Environmental Sciences Ph.D. program. Minimum qualifications: Ph.D. in chemistry, geology, biology, environmental sciences, or a related scientific field; experience in environmental research. Preferred qualification: presentation and publication of previous research. Specific research interests of core faculty include, but are not limited to: - Community ecology of stream organisms - Physical organic chemistry/analytical chemistry with a focus on the reactivity and selectivity of reactive oxygen species toward persistent environmental contaminants - Isolation and chemical characterization of dissolved organic matter in fresh and saline natural waters - Hydrogeology with a focus on water-rock interactions and ground-source geothermal systems - Low temperature geochemistry, groundwater tracing, stable isotopes, and geophysics with a focus on groundwater/surface-water interaction and karst aquifers - Aquatic biogeochemistry with a focus on transport and effects of agricultural and urban contaminants in freshwaters Candidate research is expected to integrate across multiple disciplines and involve laboratory and field studies. The highly collaborative environment provides a unique opportunity for postdoctoral fellows to interact with scientists from various fields. Potential applicants are encouraged to contact faculty within the PhD Environmental Sciences program for additional information. Posted: 12/13/12.

Interdisciplinary Environmental Science: Voss Postdoctoral Research Associate 2013 - Brown University’s Environmental Change Initiative (ECI) seeks candidates for two distinguished postdoctoral positions in interdisciplinary environmental science. Established in 2004, ECI catalyzes collaborative research among 15 affiliated academic units and over 50 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. Emerging areas of emphasis include sustainable energy and the intersection of climate change with health and well-being. Brown also maintains a cooperative research program with the Marine Biological Laboratory in Woods Hole, including the Ecosystems Center and the Josephine Bay Paul Center in Comparative Molecular Biology and Evolution. Requirements include a Ph.D. in an environmentally-related discipline, the ability to take initiative and work independently, and strong interest in interdisciplinary science. For details and to apply, see https://secure.interfolio.com/apply/20660. For additional information, please contact Marty Downs, Associate Director of ECI (martha_downs@brown.edu). Applications received by February 3, 2013 will receive full consideration. Posted: 11/29/12.

Environmental Science: ExxonMobil Research and Engineering Company has an immediate opening for a Postdoctoral Fellow at its Corporate Strategic Research laboratory, located in Annandale, New Jersey. We are seeking a candidate in environmental science to join a team executing programs aimed at understanding the impact of water and land use on regional and global ecosystems and the energy industry. The successful candidate must have a strong background and demonstrated scientific excellence in data analysis and computational modeling of water, nitrogen and carbon cycles. Experience with geographic information systems is desirable. A Ph.D. in environmental science, earth science, engineering or a related field is required. Opportunities exist to participate in a host of research programs targeting energy resource extraction, including hydrocarbon and alternative energy sources and fuels and chemical production. The successful candidate should be willing to explore new areas and have excellent analytical skills, strong leadership skills, and outstanding written and verbal communication skills allowing him or her to develop broad-based research programs and convey results effectively. ExxonMobil’s Corporate Strategic Research (CSR) laboratory is a dynamic and exciting place to work. CSR is located in scenic western New Jersey, about an hour west of New York City and 45 minutes northwest of Princeton. Within CSR, active research programs exist in all areas of the company’s business and include the traditional fields of chemical engineering, materials science, chemistry, physics, geoscience and mechanical engineering. Interdisciplinary research is the norm, and close ties are maintained with academic and national laboratory communities through collaborations and publication or presentation of results. ExxonMobil offers an excellent working environment and a competitive compensation and benefits package. Please submit your cover letter and resume to our website at www.exxonmobil.com/ex . Click on “Search Openings” and use the key word “Environmental Science.” Posted: 10/4/12.

Economic Botany of Oil Seed Plants: A one-year postdoctoral position in economic botany is available in the research group of Guillaume Decocq at the Jules Verne University of Picardie (Amiens, France), beginning in September 2012. The fellowship is to work on oilseed plants through compiling available data on an extensive number of plants, building a database and writing monographs. The main objective of this project is to build a database on oilseed plants containing botanical monographs for all plant taxa that are currently or used to be cultivated as oilcrops. For each taxon previously recognized as such, a literature survey should be implemented to record botanical, ethnobotanical (former and current uses), ecophysiological, ecological, agronomic, genetic and phytochemical aspects. Priority will be given to domestic taxa (cultivars and their wild ancestor), but the database should be extended to wild species that are phylogenetically related, taking advantage of recent advances in molecular phylogenetics of plants. Regarding phytogeographical areas, the researches will be progressively extended as follow: Northern France (exhaustive survey), Temperate Europe (screening of potential candidate plants), other temperate biomes (overview of potential candidate plants that are prone to be acclimated in Europe), other bioclimatic regions of the world (overview or existing resources with an attempt in identifying species that are susceptible to be acclimated in Europe). Applicants should have the following experience and qualifications: • Ph.D. in a field related to the topic of the position, conferred by September 1st, 2012. • Strong background in economic botany, plant phylogenetics, phytochemistry, plant ecology; a previous experience with oilseed plants is highly desirable. • Experience in building and managing a large database (e.g. MS Access, FileMakerPro) and bibliographies (e.g. EndNote). • Excellent verbal and written communication skills to facilitate a collaborative research environment and dissemination of results in scientific outlets (English required). • Desire to take the lead role in writing publications (e.g. plant monographs). • Willingness to read a number of papers over a short time to derive synthetic information • Willingness to work together with scientists, stakeholders and end-users of the research The salary is approximately €2100 net per month (ca. $2960). Position to begin September 1st, 2012. To apply, please send a cover letter addressing each of the requested qualification, a CV, two or more references (contact information or letters), and relevant reprints (optional) to Prof. Guillaume Decocq (guillaume.decocq@u-picardie.fr). Posted: 7/16/12.

Primate Collective Behavior/Movement Ecology: An NSF-funded postdoctoral position is available to apply network based analytical approaches to understanding collective movement and consensus decision-making in primate social groups. The position is affiliated with and funded through the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, but the work will be based at the University of California, Davis in the laboratory of Dr. Meg Crofoot, in collaboration with Dr. Tanya Berger-Wolf at University of Illinois at Chicago. The research will involve (1) developing an analytical framework for studying collective decision-making that explicitly incorporates the role of inter-individual relationships and (2) using this framework to investigate the collective decision-making process in baboon social groups using a unique whole-group, high-resolution GPS tracking dataset. The applicant will work with the PI, collaborators, and graduate and undergraduate students, and will participate in all aspects of the research project from managing and analyzing existing data to writing manuscripts and grant proposals, and will be expected to contribute to the development of research approaches and directions. Eligibility: a Ph.D. in biological sciences or a related field with expertise in collective behavior or movement ecology. Experience with (or the burning desire to learn) R, GIS software, and Python or other programming environments is necessary. The position is available from Fall 2013 and, subject to performance and funding, will last up to two years, with an initial appointment of 12 months and a possible renewal for another 12 months. Salary will be commensurate with experience, and additional funding will be provided to defray the cost of health benefits and professional travel. Career development support is available through UC Davis and UIC. To apply for this position, send a single pdf file containing: a CV, a 1-page statement of research and professional goals, and the names and contact information for three references to Dr. Crofoot at crofootm@si.edu. Please include “Collective Movement Postdoc” in the subject header. Informal inquiries are welcome at the same address. Review of applications will begin April 15th, and continue until the position is filled. Posted: 3/25/13.

Animal Behavior Instructor: Rice University is seeking an instructor for the Spring 2013 semester to teach Animal Behavior (and the related Animal Behavior lab course). This is a temporary position. The lecture course uses evolutionary theory to evaluate behavioral adaptations of organisms to their environment. The lab course focuses on formulating and testing hypotheses on bird behavior using field experiments with birds on campus. The instructor should have an advanced degree in a relevant field and demonstrated ability to teach a rigorous undergraduate course These courses are popular with Ecology and Evolutionary Biology majors, Biochemistry and Cell Biology majors, and non-majors. General questions about the course or appointment should be sent to Evan Siemann (siemann "at" rice "dot" edu). Rice is located in Houston, TX, an exciting and affordable city with world-class opportunities for dining, arts, and entertainment and access to diverse terrestrial and aquatic environments. Rice University is consistently ranked as one of the top universities in the US with small classes and excellent students. To apply, please send your cv, a teaching statement, and contact information for two references to: zorbas "at" rice "dot" edu. Review of applications will begin on November 19th. Posted: 11/9/12.

Animal Behavior: Purchase College (SUNY) is seeking an instructor for the Spring 2013 semester to teach Animal Behavior (with lab). The position is a sabbatical replacement. The course addresses the development, physiological basis, functional value, and evolutionary history of behaviors including foraging and anti-predator behaviors, reproductive strategies of males and females, communication, habitat relationships, and sociobiology. Instructor should have an advanced degree in a relevant field, research experience involving animal behavior, and demonstrated ability to teach a rigorous undergraduate course. Purchase College is located in southern Westchester County, NY, near the Connecticut border. The animal behavior course (a ca. 1.8 course equivalent) is popular with both biology and environmental studies majors. General questions about the course should be sent to George Kraemer "at" purchase "dot" edu. Apply at: https://jobs.purchase.edu/, Posting Number: 0800236. Deadline: 11-09-2012. Posted: 10/22/12.

Evolution of Sociality in a Beetle: We are looking for a 2 year post-doctoral fellow to study the evolution of sociality using the haplodiploid scolytid beetle Coccotrypes dactyliperda as a model. The newly emerged adult female beetle faces three strategic options: she may leave her natal site (the seed of a date palm) and establish her own family in a new site, she may stay in her natal patch, cooperatively reproduce and share maintenance tasks or she may give up direct reproduction and help in rearing the young. Do genetic relatedness and ecological conditions influence these decisions? Do the secondary endosymbionts have a role in these decisions? Are the decisions maternally affected? Behavioral and molecular tools will be used to answer these questions. The research will take place in the Department of Entomology, the Volcani Center, Agricultural Research Organization, Israel. The study is part of a project funded by the Israel Science Foundation to Ally Harari and Yael Lubin. We look for candidates holding a PhD in ecology, with experience with insects and preferably social insects, familiarity with molecular techniques and with behavioral experiments. Good knowledge of English (discussion, reading and writing) is essential. We offer an initial contract for a period of 12 months beginning as soon as possible, with possibility of extension for another 12 months upon favorable evaluation. To apply, please send CV, a letter of motivation, and names and e-mail addresses of three potential referees by 30 September, 2012 Contacts: Dr. Ally Harari aharari@agri.gov.il or Prof. Yael Lubin lubin@bgu.ac.il. Posted: 8/28/12.

Ecosystem Functioning/Entomology: The Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research WSL is part of the ETH Domain. It employs approximately 500 people working on the sustainable use and protection of the landscapes and habitats and a responsible approach to handling natural hazards. The Research Unit Community Ecology studies how ecosystem pattern and processes influence arthropod communities and their dynamics. In a large national science foundation funded project we assess how functionally different groups of herbivores alter above- and belowground arthropod communities and the functioning of grassland ecosystems in the Swiss National Park. Starting March 1, 2013 or by agreement, we are looking for a PostDoc Ecosystem functioning / entomology (100%). You are assessing in both field and laboratory work how herbivores impact the composition of the entire arthropod community as well as the functioning of the ecosystem. You analyze your data with uni- and multivariate statistical methods and publish your results in internationally recognized scientific journals. Help with the supervision of students working within the project is strongly encouraged. You finished your dissertation in Ecology or a related field. You enjoy conducting research in a field setting and have considerable experience in animal, plant or/and soil ecology, entomology as well as statistics. You have a good publication record and speak and write English fluently. Speaking one of the Swiss national languages would be beneficial. You are an independent worker that performs tasks with high accuracy; you are innovative, communicative, flexible and a team player. Please submit your complete application until October 20, 2012 using the link above or send your complete application using reference number 750 to Mrs. Sabine Hirt, Human Resources WSL. Anita C. Risch, phone +41 (044) 739 23 46 and Martin Schütz, phone +41 (044) 739 25 26, will be happy to answer any questions or offer further information. Posted: 9/25/12.

Quantitative Community Ecology: A postdoctoral position is available to work with Helene Muller-Landau and S. Joseph Wright at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute in Panama to investigate effects of interannual climate variation on tropical trees. The funded project focuses on quantifying interspecific variation in the effects of climate on seed production and seedling establishment, and their relationship to plant traits, through analyses of long-term datasets. The successful candidate will work in collaboration with staff scientists Helene Muller-Landau and Joe Wright to design and conduct related analyses (and potentially modeling), and produce high-quality scientific publications. The Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute is located in Panama, and is home to a vibrant scientific community of 30 staff scientists, over 100 graduate and postdoctoral fellows, and over 500 scientific visitors per year. The initial appointment is for one year, and is renewable contingent on satisfactory performance. The start date is flexible (the ideal start would be September 2013). Strong quantitative and writing skills and a demonstrated record of bringing projects to completion are crucial. To apply, please email a cover letter describing your qualifications and interest in the position, CV, three publications or manuscripts, and contact information for 3 references to Helene Muller-Landau at mullerh@si.edu. Review of applications will commence on April 15, 2013, and continue until the position is filled. Posted: 3/18/13.

Community Ecology: Two Postdoctoral Research Associate positions are available at the Tyson Research Center at Washington University in St. Louis. Although the two candidates would join separate lab groups, preference will be given to individuals that would foster inter-group collaborations on topics related to the causes and consequences of biodiversity, community assembly, and biotic interactions. (1) The Mangan Lab seeks applicants interested in plant-microbial ecology, with emphasis on understanding the community dynamics of plants and their soil-borne associates. Although specific research topics are flexible, preference will be given to those that have expertise and interest in topics such as 1) plant-soil feedbacks and plant community assembly, 2) the ecology and evolution of plant-symbiotic interactions, and 3) effects of natural and anthropogenic disturbance on outcomes of plant-soil interactions. (2) The Myers Lab seeks applicants interested in plant community assembly, diversity, and dynamics. Although specific research topics are flexible, preference will be given to those that have expertise and interest in topics such as 1) biodiversity patterns and mechanisms across spatiotemporal scales, 2) community assembly across anthropogenic, biogeographic or ecological gradients, and 3) ecological consequences of plant functional diversity. Although these are primarily research positions, candidates should have an expressed interest in mentoring undergraduate researchers and high school interns during the Tyson summer field season (May-July). The two successful candidates will also team-teach a seminar-style, 1-credit course for undergraduates during spring 2014 (Practical Skills in Environmental Biology Research). Candidates are encouraged to send a short email indicating interest in the positions as soon as possible to Scott Mangan (smangan@wustl.edu) or Jonathan Myers (jamyers@wustl.edu). The start date is flexible, but ideally between February and April 2013, prior to the start of the Tyson field season in May. For details and to apply, see https://jobs.wustl.edu and search for job ID number 24942 (Mangan Lab) or 24945 (Myers Lab). Posted: 12/10/12.

Permafrost-Impacted Plant Community Structure and Dynamics: There are two postdoctoral positions available as part of an ongoing partnership between Wilfrid Laurier University and the Government of the Northwest Territories. We are rapidly expanding our integrative research program to better understand coupled ecological and hydrological responses of permafrost-impacted systems to warming. Our region of focus is the Taiga Plains Ecoregion, which spans the length of the Mackenzie River Valley in the Northwest Territories, Canada. This Ecoregion covers a wide latitudinal range and therefore a wide range of permafrost conditions, including boreal, taiga and tundra systems. 1) Dynamic vegetation model development for permafrost-impacted plant communities. The successful candidate will work closely with both University and Government (Territorial, Provincial and Federal) research scientists whose interests span this region. Substantial effort has been invested in a range of sites across the Ecoregion to model hydrological function and changes in response to permafrost thaw. Such predictive tools will provide key information for the Government of the NWT’s Water Management Strategy implementation. However, changing conditions in the NWT due to warming climate have dramatic implications for plant community structure, function and composition and incorporation of such changes into current hydrological models is critical. The successful candidate will initiate development and testing of a dynamic vegetation model selected in consultation with other hydrological modelers and ecologists in the group, and begin the linking of such models with our hydrological models. Required skills: A PhD in ecology, environmental science, earth systems science, hydrology, or closely related field. Applicants should be proficient in a major computer modeling language and should have demonstrated ability to publish high quality peer-reviewed papers. A good understanding of plant physiological ecology and/or ecosystem ecology would be advantageous. Strong candidates will be encouraged to apply for NSERC and Garfield Weston Postdoctoral Fellowships and outstanding candidates will be nominated for a Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship. 2) Ecosystem change across the Taiga Plains Ecoregion. The successful candidate will work closely with both University and Government (Territorial, Provincial and Federal) research scientists whose interests span this region. Global warming is occurring at unprecedented rates in Northwestern Canada with annual average temperatures increasing as much as 3°C over the last 50 years. The Taiga Plains Ecoregion extends across the entire permafrost gradient from sporadic to deep, continuous permafrost and as such can be expected to be very sensitive to such dramatic warming. We require a postdoctoral fellow to investigate regional patterns of plant community structure and composition across this gradient as a function of a range of abiotic and disturbance conditions and assess rates of ecosystem change using archival datasets and/or dendrochronological tools. Although there is some flexibility in the trajectory of this position, responsibilities could include: (1) Compilation of historic datasets to help establish baseline conditions across the region; (2) Analysis and synthesis of data arising from an extensive network of permanent sample plots and collaboration with remote sensing researchers to link ground-based datasets with existing LiDAR datasets and other remote sensing datasets available for the sites; and (3) Establishment of complementary field studies at site(s) along the Taiga Plains including potential involvement in the Taiga Plains Megaplot network that forms the boreal component of the Smithsonian’s Global Earth Observatory plot network. Required skills: A PhD in ecology, environmental science, earth systems science, or closely related field. Required skills may include proficiency in spatial statistics, working knowledge of ArcGIS or another comparable GIS platform, and/or experience sampling and analyzing dendrochronological datasets. Candidates will have demonstrated ability to publish high quality peer-reviewed papers. Strong candidates will be encouraged to apply for NSERC and Garfield Weston Postdoctoral Fellowships and outstanding candidates will be nominated for a Banting Fellowship. Contacts: Dr. Jennifer Baltzer (jbaltzer@wlu.ca), Dr. William Quinton (wquinton@wlu.ca), Dr. Philip Marsh (Philip.Marsh@ec.gc.ca). Posted: 9/11/12.

Climate-Plant Community Interactions: The Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research, University of Colorado, Boulder is seeking an outstanding post-doctoral research fellow with expertise in plant community dynamics and resource interactions. The goal of the research is to understand the extent to which seasonality and amounts of precipitation and soil resource status influences the competitive interactions of winter annual invasive plants versus native perennial grasses. Availability: Position begins 1 Jan, 2013 (no later than 1 Feb 2013) through May, 2014 with potential for extension to August 2014. Requirements: Ph.D. in Biology, Ecology, or related field with Completion of Ph.D. prior to start date is a CU requirement for position. Expertise and experience: Plant community ecology (esp. grasslands/herbaceous communities, global change terrestrial ecology, invasion biology, ecophysiology, or ecosystem ecology). Main responsibilities will be to maintain and enhance a precipitation-vegetation study in a meadow, including water isotope sampling, a sensor network and plant ecological measurements. Applicant should provide evidence of past productivity, quantitative capabilities, and a proven ability to work independently. A statement of long-term career objectives, and CV and names of three references should be submitted to CU Jobs at www.jobsatcu.com posting # 818808. Review of applications begins 28 Sept., 2012. This position offers a competitive salary and benefits. Questions to Jesse Nippert (nippert@ksu.edu) or Tim Seastedt (timothy.seastedt@colorado.edu). Posted: 8/14/12.

Species Diversity, Community Ecology, and Mosquito Dynamics: I am seeking a postdoctoral fellow to work in my lab at the University of Haifa, Israel, concerning on how diversity of controphic species and predators influence mosquito populations. Prior background in population modeling and/or experimental ecology, mosquito biology, and aquatic ecology is desirable. The work will be funded by a four year Israel Science Foundation grant. Dr. Matthew Spencer, University of Liverpool, serves as a consultant in this study, particularly for potential modeling studies. The successful candidates may include co-mentoring a graduate student, and will include designing, directing and carrying out experiments. Interested candidates should send to Leon Blaustein (leon@research.haifa.ac.il) a curriculum vitae, a short statement of your research interests including how your qualifications fit with this particular research project, and contact information for at least three referees. Starting date between 1 October 2012 and 1 January 2013. Abstract: Considerable theoretical and empirical evidence is accruing that species diversity causally and generally negatively affects such processes as disease infection prevalence and invasion success by unwanted species. Given the continued predicted decline in biodiversity, the concomitant losses of such ecosystem services should become increasingly important. Despite considerable recent exploration of this potential relationship with disease, prevalence and invasion success, mechanisms to explain these relations, and under what conditions they will occur, remain unclear. Surprisingly, biodiversity as a causal factor in preventing or dampening mosquito outbreaks has received little attention; not a single experimental manipulation across a diversity gradient has been conducted with mosquitoes. A comprehensive and novel study of this question is proposed here. We shall first examine how different natural and anthropogenic disturbances, which can have extensive impacts on community structure, affect mosquito dynamics in temporary pools. These include the frequency and timing of flash floods in wadi pools, desiccation followed by re-inundation, residual effects of a top predator (Salamandra infraimmaculata larvae) that enters temporary pools and then exits, and pesticides (both a broad-spectrum chemical pesticide and a bio-pesticide, specifically Bacillus thuringiensis israelensis). We shall measure how these disturbances affect community structure, mosquito oviposition habitat selection and larval performance. Using path analysis, we shall explore how changes in the community structure caused by the disturbances are responsible for changes in mosquito production. We intend to experimentally assess for the first time, how diversity gradients of species – both species sharing the same trophic level of mosquitoes and diversity of predators interacting with other factors such as bottom-up effects, affect mosquito production. We shall explore theoretically how diversity affects mosquito populations and test this empirically using tents which cage an initial mosquito population and manipulated diversity of competitors and predators. This proposed work will contribute conceptually to understanding the role of community and metacommunity structure in affecting invasibility success. The work will make particularly novel contributions to understanding the role of oviposition habitat selection in the overall question of biodiversity-invasibility in general and particularly with mosquitoes. The findings also will have strong applications in designing and managing habitats for the dual purpose of species diversity conservation and mosquito control. Posted: 8/13/12.

Community Ecology/Conservation: 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 Community Ecology. We are looking for a postdoctoral researcher (group leader) with a strong track record in community ecology/conservation. The research focus should be on analysing ecological interactions using animals, preferably insects as a model system, ideally in a conservation context. Candidates interested in this position should have a B.Sc./M.Sc. in a relevant field and a Ph.D. in Ecology or a related area. The successful candidate is expected to build his/her own research group and apply for third-party funding. Teaching requirements are according to the Bavarian University Law and will involve conservation-related courses. 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 German after arrival as several courses will have to be taught in German. Starting date is 1.10.2012 and the salary is 100% TVL E13. Application via email only should include a cover letter including a short statement of past and future 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 15. August 2012. For questions please do not hesitate to 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: 7/20/12.

Amphibians and Climate Change: The School of Agricultural, Forest, and Environmental Sciences at Clemson University has an opening for a Postdoctoral Research Associate starting in January, 2013. The postdoc will work on a collaborative project with several other institutions to identify Priority Amphibian and Reptile Conservation Areas (PARCAs) in the North Atlantic Landscape Conservation Cooperative. The primary responsibilities for this position will involve modeling amphibian and reptile response to shifting patterns of climate and land use over the next several decades, and interpreting what those shifts mean for the long-term viability of current PARCAs. Other responsibilities will include field-based investigations of the effects of climate change and habitat quality on amphibians within the southeastern US. Travel to occasional meetings in the northeastern US will be required. The successful applicant will have a PhD in wildlife conservation, biology, ecology, or a related field. Additional qualifications include: experience with spatial modeling and conservation planning, experience with field work (especially as it pertains to amphibians), the willingness to work with a team of researchers, and a proven ability to communicate effectively through publications and presentations of research at professional meetings. This position will also involve interacting with graduate students working on a variety of projects in the lab – the applicant will be expected to offer occasional mentorship and leadership to these individuals. This position will be contracted for one year, and any additional support is contingent upon funding. For additional information, please send a curriculum vitae and letter of application (which should include a description of experiences, skills, and interest in this position) to Dr. Kyle Barrett (rbarre2@clemson.edu). Review of applications will begin immediately and competitive candidates will be invited to submit a full application package. To insure full consideration, applications must be received by November 16, 2012. The anticipated hire date is January, 2013. Posted: 10/16/12.

Hummingbird Diversity and Climate Change: Stony Brook University. Post Doctoral Associate Position available on a grant titled "Climate and Biological Response: Combining Remote-Sensing and Biological Data to Predict the Consequences of Climate Change on Hummingbird Diversity” under the direction of Catherine Graham (coPI’s include Scott Goetz, Don Powers and Susan Wethington). The post-doc will live in Stony Brook, New York but field work will be conducted in Arizona and Ecuador. The incumbent will be responsible for data collection (both from literature and in the field), data analyses, and manuscript writing. Preferred qualifications include a doctoral degree or the foreign equivalent degree (preferable in Ecology and Evolution), field experience with birds or plants, and statistical modeling in R, GIS and remote-sensing skills, and demographic modeling. Adequate Spanish speaking skills are also desirable. The salary range is 38-45k. The ideal start date is April 1, 2013 and the position will be filled as soon as possible. Please send the CV, letter of interest and 3 references to Catherine Graham (catherine.graham@stonybrook.edu). Posted: 2/25/13.

Systematics or Conservation Biology of Biodiversity Hotspots: The Botanical Research Institute of Texas seeks a full-time researcher to begin as soon as possible. We seek a creative individual with experience conducting research on systematics or conservation biology of biodiversity hotspots. The potential candidate will establish, conduct and lead major research projects in biodiversity hotspots and be able to manage grant supported projects. Applied research is particularly desirable. Collaborate and/or work closely with governments/non-government organizations to develop conservation legislation/conservation areas. Write major grant proposals and scientific publications. Please see the full job description at http://brit.org/about/employment. The successful applicant will have a Ph.D., preferably with postdoctoral experience, formal training in botanical systematics, and experience generating and managing competitive research grants resulting in peer reviewed publications. Review of applicants begins 1 Dec 2012. Selection of applicants will be made through assessment of: 1) training/expertise, 2) research accomplishments and objectives, 3) competitive grant acquisition experience, 4) references, and 5) leadership. Application Process: Submit curriculum vitae, three letters of reference, top publications, and specific statements about training, research accomplishments and objectives, and leadership experience. Application packets should be addressed to: Keri Barfield, Research Programs Manager at the Botanical Research Institute of Texas, 1700 University Drive, Fort Worth, TX 76107 or by email (kbarfield@brit.org). Posted: 12/13/12.

Biodiversity of Tetrapods: This postdoctoral position will support a novel, hemisphere-wide analysis of the phylogenetic, taxonomic, and functional diversity of tetrapods. The project will examine relationships among the three dimensions of biodiversity, and, by using extinction risk data, predict impending changes in these relationships. These analyses have important practical implications because the degree to which the dimensions covary will determine if each dimension will be equally conserved. Our PI institutions comprise four universities and NatureServe, the latter of which provides a channel for incorporation of results into conservation decisions. The project is described further here. Specifically, the postdoc will be responsible for varied data analyses of both spatial and tabular data, often involving extensive lists of species from throughout the Americas. This work may include measuring compositional diversity by developing species distribution models from specimen point localities and remotely sensed environmental data, and mapping dissimilarity. Another aspect is measuring trait diversity using categorical metrics of place, food, time, and metabolic niches. The work may also include disseminated data via open access databases. Finally, the postdoc will take the lead in writing manuscripts reporting on the results of the research. The position will be located at the Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Norte in the city of Natal, northeast Brazil under the guidance of Dr. Gabriel Costa. The successful candidate is expected to spend 2 months per year at the Department of Ecology and Evolution at Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY, under the guidance of Dr. Catherine Graham. See the full description for more details and to apply. Review Date: 12/10/12. Posted: 9/10/12.

Biodiversity Conservation: CRN Research Fellow -Institute for Applied Ecology. Academic Level B Salary Range: $83-98k pa, plus Super. This is a fixed-term, full-time position for 2.5 years. Vacancy Reference No: 120064. The University of Canberra is seeking a dynamic, innovative person to conduct research in biodiversity conservation in the Murray Darling Basin (MDB). The focus of the research will be on establishing a framework for bioregionalisation of the MDB by collating and analysing biotic and abiotic spatial data available from databases held by the Murray Darling Basin Authority, as well as original distributional and genetic data gathered by the CRN team. Copies of the relevant research proposal leading to the funding of this project are available on request. The position will be offered for 2.5 years and the appointee will work within a team of highly motivated academics, postdoctoral fellows and lab technicians in a very friendly working environment. For more information on this position please, contact Assistant Professor Bernd Gruber on + 61 (02) 6206 3804. Closing Date: 29 July 2012. For more information on this position and how to apply please, go to our website at http://www.canberra.edu.au/hr/jobs. Posted: 7/24/12.

Riparian Plant Ecology: Identifying trends in riparian and marsh vegetation downstream from Glen Canyon Dam and making linkages between vegetation response and changes in river channel dynamics. The U.S. Geological Survey, Grand Canyon Monitoring and Research Center, Flagstaff, Arizona is seeking a highly motivated, senior post-doctoral researcher for a project involving establishing linkages between vegetation changes and changes in associated physical and cultural resources as a result of river regulation. The interdisciplinary nature of this project favors a candidate with a strong analytic background and familiarity with hydrologic principles and has a Ph.D. in ecology, plant ecology, botany, forestry or related field. The successful candidate is capable of conceiving, formulating, and conducting research pertinent to the proposed research. The researcher has experience working independently and as a full member of a research team and must have a demonstrated ability to plan and execute research tasks by clearly defining problems, developing and executing research plans, and has a proven record of publications in peer-reviewed journals. The position has an initial 2-year appointment that can be extended depending on the progress, interest and career goals of the candidate. This appointment is limited to U.S. Citizens. For more information, contact Barbara Ralston (bralston@usgs.gov). This is a re-advertisement of a previous announcement. Review of applicants will begin on July 10 and will continue until a suitable candidate is found. Preferable start date is September 1, 2013. Interested candidates should send letter of interest, C.V, unofficial transcripts and contact information to Scott Vanderkooi (svanderkooi@usgs.gov) and Barbara Ralston (bralston@usgs.gov). Posted: 12/4/12, revised: 6/28/13.

Riparian Forest Restoration and Ecosystem Services in Tierra del Fuego: The Virginia Tech Department of Forest Resources and Environmental Conservation is seeking a full-time Postdoctoral Associate to coordinate the measurement of riparian forest ecosystem services, specifically carbon sequestration, in Tierra del Fuego (Argentina and Chile). Ecology, Culture & Outcomes - Linking Human Perceptions & Socio-ecological Thresholds for Ecosystem Restoration (ECO-Link) is an NSF-funded project in the Coupled Nature-Human Systems Program that brings together U.S. researchers with Argentine and Chilean colleagues from academic, NGO, and governmental institutions to determine whether a current lack of participation in ecosystem management initiatives by landowners is influenced by a broken incentive structure that does not account for feedbacks between underlying social perceptions and ecosystem service delivery. Studying efforts to control invasive beavers and subsequently reforest riparian zones on Tierra del Fuego Island, we hypothesize that the thresholds that separate inaction from action in conservation can be overcome by explicitly integrating social and ecological understanding into the design of effective incentives. The selected candidate will conduct ecological research and be an active collaborator with the PIs, assisting with general supervision and coordination of the project. The position will be based primarily in Ushuaia, Argentina, with visits to Blacksburg, Virginia; Buenos Aires, Argentina; and Concepción, Chile. This is a non-tenure-track position with an initial appointment of 12 months and the possibility of a two-month renewal. Funds are also available for travel and activities related to the postdoc mentoring plan. The cost of living in Argentina is generally lower than in most places in the U.S. while still maintaining a high standard of living. Qualifications: A Ph.D. in ecosystem science, ecology, or related conservation or sustainability science field is required. Demonstrated proficiency in working in interdisciplinary and international settings and previous research experience in Latin America are highly desired. Apply online, Posting #0122347. Requests for confidentiality will be respected. Desired start date is between December, 2012, and April, 2013. Review of applications will begin on or about October 15, 2012, and continue until a suitable applicant is selected. For additional information about this position, please contact: Dr. Christopher B. Anderson (chrisa1@vt.edu). Posted: 9/28/12.

Restoration Ecology: MPG Operations seeks a postdoctoral associate to participate in two projects that will enhance our knowledge of weed invasions. The aim of project one is to characterize microbial genomes, physical conditions, and chemical properties in soils across MPG ranch and document changes along weed invasion gradients. The aim of project two is to use the information obtained in project one to identify selection pressures exerted on native plant populations by invasive species, and document genotypic and phenotypic responses by native plant populations. These projects will combine basic and applied research to generate insights into what ecological processes are altered by invasion and what plant materials are best suited for restoration of invaded sites. The position will be filled as soon as a suitable candidate is found. Salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications ($40-55k) plus benefits. A PhD in Ecology, Evolutionary Biology, or related discipline is required. Preferred qualifications include 1) demonstrated ability to write and publish scientific research papers; 2) experience using molecular genetic approaches such as AFLP and 454 sequencing; 3) familiarity with methodology associated with soil ecology; 4) willingness to make a two year commitment to the success of the project. See the full job ad to apply. Posted: 10/3/12.

Restoration Ecologist: University of California, Browns Valley, CA. We have an immediate opening for a post-doctoral researcher working on a multi-state NIFA-funded rangeland restoration project with Dr. Jeremy James (University of California Sierra Foothill Research and Extension Center) and collaborators Dr. Ken Tate (University of California Davis), Dr. Peter Adler (Utah State University) and Dr. Roger Sheley (USDA-ARS, Burns OR). One of the major goals of the project is to quantify variation in the demographic processes and ecological conditions that limit seedling establishment along major environmental gradients in the Great Basin. In addition to this primary goal, it is anticipated that the post-doctoral research will have apple opportunity to design additional experiments related to the restoration or sustainable management of grazed landscapes and participate in additional ongoing experiments. Major duties of the position include: 1) Oversee the broad scale management and organization of data collection by field crews in Oregon, Idaho and Nevada 2) Compile and analyze data, and work with project scientists to build and interpret plant population models. 3) Design and implement additional studies and analyses that complement project objectives 4) Prepare and submit papers for publication. This position is located at the University of California Sierra Foothill Research and Extension Center (SFREC), about 20 miles from Grass Valley, CA. The post-doctoral scholar will make periodic trips to the Winnemucca Nevada field sites to oversee and participate in sampling with field crews and also will make periodic trips to work with collaborators in other states, coordinate project objectives and analyze data. The ideal candidate will have a PhD in ecology, rangeland management, restoration or a related field, excellent field skills, interest in plant population ecology/modeling as well as a demonstrated ability to lead project teams. The position is open immediately and will remain open until filled. To apply please email a cover letter describing your interest in the position as well as a CV with names and emails of three references to Jeremy James at jjjames@ucanr.edu. Please feel free to contact Jeremy James with any additional questions. Posted: 9/20/12.

Rangeland Ecologist/Management Specialist: The USDA Agricultural Research Service seeks a full-time Research Ecologist or Research Rangeland Management Specialist to serve on an interdisciplinary research team. The incumbent's primary research responsibility is the application of ecological theory and knowledge to develop management strategies for large landscapes in semiarid rangelands that balance objectives of improving livestock production and enhancing the provision of other ecosystem goods and services, such as soil resources, greenhouse gas emissions, plant community composition, wildlife habitat. Conducting successful research requires an understanding of applied rangeland management, landscape ecology, plant community/ecosystem ecology, and the role of climate, management, and disturbances in structuring semiarid rangelands. The incumbent is expected to apply quantitative approaches to assess potential trade-offs and synergies associated with livestock production and management for other ecosystem services, and develop innovative approaches to adapt rangeland management strategies to extreme climatic events, e.g. drought. The incumbent will lead research in the large landscapes of mixed-grass prairie and sagebrush grasslands of eastern Wyoming, including the Thunder Basin National Grassland and contribute to team research in the shortgrass steppe of eastern Colorado. Interested? Go to https://www.usajobs.gov and search ARS-X13W-0040. Deadline: 3/15/13. Posted: 2/18/13.

Rangeland Monitoring and Assessment: The U.S. Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, Las Cruces, New Mexico, invites applications for a two-year Postdoctoral position at the Jornada Experimental Range on the campus of New Mexico State University, GS-11/12 ($57-68k per annum). The Jornada is a unit of ARS focused on applications of ecological science in drylands with 10 full time scientists and 6 post docs. The Jornada is a leader in the development of globally applied ecosystem monitoring and assessment protocols. A Post-doctoral Ecologist is needed to assist in development and application of analytical techniques and tools to support rangeland monitoring and assessment at multiple spatial scales (announcement RA-12-064-L). This will include implementation of these tools in cooperation with private, state and federal land managers. The position requires a multi-disciplinary approach which promotes close working relationships with other ARS research centers, universities, government agencies and non-governmental organizations, strong quantitative skills and experience in experimental design, geographic information systems and remote sensing data analysis. Position requires a recent (within 4 years) Ph.D in ecology, geography, statistics, or a related field of study. The ideal candidate has experience with geographic information systems, statistics, rangeland ecology, and database use. This is a competitive, term appointment. Vacancy announcements and where to apply can be found at https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/326734700 or contact Jason Karl at (575) 646-1301. Posted: 12/13/12.

Land Change Science Extension Specialist: Department of Environmental Science, Policy, and Management at the University of California, Berkeley. This position has a 100% FTE appointment in Cooperative Extension, with a great potential for applied research. The successful candidate is expected to develop a strong program of applied research in the emerging area of Land Change Science, which embraces aspects of environmental change, resource economics, land management, planning and policy, geospatial sciences, and sustainability research. Areas of interest and expertise for this person might be: coupled natural-human systems; empirical studies of land manager preferences and decisions, understanding drivers and consequences of landscape change; multi-scale land use and land functional modeling; earth observation and monitoring in support of land change quantification; social-ecological feedbacks in landscape change; and landscape planning. Outreach will center on UC Cooperative Extension Advisors, Specialists, faculty and clientele in the public and private sector, including those in planning, and natural resource management; land managers of municipal and regional parks and other public lands; as well as homeowners and landowners. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to join a dynamic group of scientists and extension specialists and advisors, and will be encouraged to join interdisciplinary research efforts across the campus and state. Job details and application instructions. Deadline: 10/31/12. Posted: 9/10/12.

Extension Specialist in Restoration Ecology: The Department of Plant Sciences proposes to recruit a Restoration Ecology Specialist in Cooperative Extension. This Specialist will bring visibility and cohesion to an interdisciplinary land grant team of AES and CE researchers and educators, to improve the success of ecosystem restoration projects statewide. The successful applicant for this position will be a scientist and educator with a PhD in restoration ecology, rangeland ecology, or a closely related field (e.g. plant ecology, ecosystem management, soil processes, weed science) and demonstrated research, teaching and collaborative skills. This position will be housed in the Department of Plant Sciences at the University of California Davis and will collaborate with diverse groups, including the ANR Rangeland Watershed Workgroup, which coordinates the natural resources research and education activities of more than 40 CE advisors, CE specialists and AES researchers. In addition, AES researchers and CE specialists in Plant Sciences have already established strong collaborations with a diverse stakeholder group of over 100 participants (from NGOs, and government agencies from the local, state, and national levels) who are eager to increase collaborations in research, management trials, and outreach activities. Review of the applications will begin November 1, 2012. See the detailed position description for more information. Posted: 8/28/12.

Risk Assessment of Non-Native Plants: University of Florida We are recruiting for a full-time Non-faculty professional position: to implement the IFAS Assessment of Non-native Plants in Florida's Natural areas. This position is suited to someone with an MS and experience or a PhD. However, it is NOT intended to serve as a post-doc position but rather a longer term job. Please note the Assessment has been in development for ~10 yrs and we are not looking for new proposals on how to evaluate invasion risk of non-native species (although improvements to our current system are welcome). Compensation is expected to be $47-55K with full benefits. Please email Luke Flory (flory@ufl.edu) with specific questions about the position. See the full job ad for more information and to apply (Requisition#: 0901493). Closing Date: 9/26/2012. Posted: 8/29/12.

Evolutionary/Ecological Entomology: Inquiries: Donald Price 808-974-7365 (Hawaii) donaldp@hawaii.edu. Postdoctoral Fellowship with the Tropical Conservation Biology and Environmental Science (TCBES) Program at the University of Hawaii-Hilo. Minimum Salary: $3,222/Month. Duties: Participates in the National Science Foundation (NSF)-supported research that focuses on the change in diversity of arthropods across the age-structure chronology of the islands of Hawaii and Maui. For each group of arthropods, examines how species have changed over time in diversity, abundance, and interactions with others in the community. Collects specimens of arthropods across the islands at defined sites. Assesses the best strategy for collecting different groups. Develops protocol for consistent quantitative sampling. Identifies specimens to species using available keys. Prepares reports and results suitable for publication. Mentors graduate and undergraduate students in field techniques and specimen identification. Primary Qualifications: Education: PhD from an accredited college or university ina relevant field. Experience with arthropod collection and identification. Experience collecting and identifying multiple different kinds of arthropods. Experience with ecological sampling methods and tools for quantitative assessment and standardization. Good general knowledge of arthropods - ability to identify a wide variety of groups to family, preferably genus/species. Strong field skills are absolutely necessary. Quantitative and statistical skills. Self-starter and creative problem solver. Strong communication and interpersonal skills. Ability to hike long distances and work in day or night field situations. Secondary Qualifications: Knowledge of collecting and identifying Hawaiian arthropods would be helpful. Experience or familiarity with SQL and big data. Please go to www.rcuh.com, click on "Employment"; select "Apply" and navigate to "See Job Announcements and/or Apply for a Job." Search for ID# 13147. You must submit the following documents online: 1) Cover Letter, 2) Resume, 3) Salary History, 4) Supervisory References, 5) Copy of Degree(s)/Transcript(s)/Certificate(s). Deadline March 29, 2013 (11:59 P.M. Hawaii Standard Time). Posted: 3/11/13.

Control of Exotic/Invasive Biota: The Florida Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit at the University of Florida is seeking a post-doctoral associate to explore methods for the optimal control of exotic and invasive biota. Perhaps nowhere in the contiguous U.S. are the problems created by exotic plants and animals more evident than in South Florida, where millions of dollars are spent annually to monitor and control their spread. Within the constraints of their budgets, responsible agencies must routinely make tradeoffs inherent in controlling the spread of exotics; e.g., monitoring abundance in well-established areas vs. monitoring potential sites for colonization, eradicating large infestations vs. eradicating newly colonized sites, and monitoring populations vs. implementing control measures. There are also temporal tradeoffs that must be considered because decisions made now produce a legacy for the future (e.g., how long to wait before implementing controls). These tradeoffs can be investigated within the context of a Markov decision process, which can be used to identify optimal actions based on management goals and constraints, available budgets, and the demography of the invasive population. The post-doctoral associate will be expected to accomplish their tasks with limited supervision, and they will be expected to coordinate with management agencies, to participate in relevant workshops, to present seminars at various venues, and to publish their research findings in a timely fashion. Some travel is anticipated. No field work is required. Qualifications: Applicants must hold a Ph.D. in ecology, zoology, natural resource management, biometrics, applied mathematics, operations research, or related field. Solid mathematical and computing skills are essential, and the ideal candidate will have expertise in applied decision science. The best qualified applicants will also have exceptional reasoning and analytical skills, demonstrable communication skills (especially writing), and the ability to function well both on their own and in teams. The selected candidate must be able to meet eligibility requirements for work in the US at the time appointment is scheduled to begin and continue working legally for the proposed term of the appointment. This is a full-time, fixed-term, non-tenure-track appointment for up to 24 months. Annual salary is $40-50k depending on education and experience; appointees should expect to start at the low end of this range unless they have exceptional qualifications. Benefits include health insurance options and paid leave. Extension of the appointment for the second year is contingent on performance and available funding. To discuss this position or request a copy of the study proposal, contact Dr. Fred Johnson, USGS Southeast Ecological Science Center, at fjohnson@usgs.gov or at 1-352-264-3488. Applicants should submit a cover letter, resume (or curriculum vitae), and the names and contact information of three professional references. The application deadline is March 31, 2013. Posted: 1/24/13.

Exotic Plant Management: The National Capital Region EPMT Team Leader position was just posted on USAJOBS on Friday. It is open for two weeks - closing on 8/2/12. This is a great opportunity to be part of a great program. The Exotic Plant Management Team works in sixteen parks in DC, Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, and Pennsylvania. This position leads a team in technically complex invasive plant control, communicates with Natural Resources managers from each of the parks, and oversees GIS and data management. See the full job ad for details and to apply. Please let me know if you have any questions, Mark Frey, Exotic Plant Management Team Liaison, National Capital Region, National Park Service, 202-339-8317, Mark_Frey@nps.gov. Posted: 7/24/12.

Conservation Biologist/Ecologist: The Center for Conservation Education and Sustainability (CCES) of the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute (SCBI) is seeking a highly motivated Conservation Biologist to provide expert advice in the desing and implementation of a Biodiversity Monitoring and Assessment Program (BMAP) in Northern British Columbia, Canada. The job requires woking with professionals from the Smithsonian, University of Northern Brithish Columbia, Alchipelago Marine Research, Kitimat LNG and PTP, in the development and implementation of a BMAP framework, including research and monitoring protocol development and peer review, providing guidance to the project management team, preparing scientific publications and reports for the project, and desing and implementing specific components of the project as requested. SCBI conducts research to study, understand, predict, and monitor the impact of infrastructure development projects on biodiversity and ecosystem services. SCBI creates new knowledge that is used by responsible industry partners to develop and implement best practices that limit adverse impacts on biodiversity. Guided by the principles of the Convention on Biological Diversity, SCBI works with a selected group of oil and gas companies since 1996 to develop models designed to achieve conservation and sustainable development objectives while also protecting and conserving biodiversity, and maintaining vital ecosystem services that benefit both humans and wildlife. CCES is collaborating with the company Apache Canada Ltd. The company plans to build a Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) plant, a LNG storage, and marine on-loading facilities in Northern British Columbia, Canada. The gas will be delivered by a 470 km pipeline. CCES is advising in the design and implementation of the BMAP that will make a complementary and significant contribution to the Project by evaluating and monitoring the status and trends of ecological units and habitats within the areas of influence of the project. This will combine an evaluation and documentation of actions and tasks to avoid, mitigate and restore habitats responding to specific questions that will link the biodiversity studies to Project needs. Responding to the questions as research continues and construction is underway will allow the incorporation of learnings into construction and operational practices. Information will be conveyed to company managers so they can use adaptive management principles to mitigate both primary and secondary impacts. Qualifications: The successful applicant will have: 1) a PhD in conservation biology, ecology, biology, or a related discipline, 2) three to five year field research experience with knowledge of statistics, 3) a good publication record; 4) excellent oral and writing communication skills, and 5) strong organizational and project management skills. Intermediate or high level GIS experience is also desirable. The position is for a two year appointment with potential for extension depending on funding. Position will be based in Washington DC with periodical trips to British Columbia. Applicants should email: 1) a letter of interest detailing qualifications for the position, 2) curriculum vitae and 3) contact information for 3 professional references with contact information (institution, email address, phone number) to Sulema Castro at castros@si.edu. Please include “Conservation Biologist/Ecologist BMAP application” in the subject line of the email. Applications will be reviewed as they are received. Interviews will be conducted the week of March 25, 2013. Posted: 3/8/13.

Conservation Biology: two positions. 1. Postdoctoral Conservation Research and Teaching Fellow The American Museum of Natural History offers a unique opportunity for a recent Ph.D. who is interested in both urban biodiversity research and educating the next generation of students in applied biodiversity conservation. The purpose of this three-year position is to: 1) conduct scientific research with the Museum's Center for Biodiversity and Conservation with a focus on New York-based, applied, urban biodiversity, and 2) mentor and teach in the Museum's Student Research Mentoring Program as it expands biodiversity conservation research opportunities for high school students from historically underrepresented groups. 2. Conservation Biology Educator. The AMNH offers a unique full time opportunity for a conservation biologist who is interested in both urban biodiversity conservation and educating the next generation of students. The Conservation Biology Educator will work with the Science Research Mentoring Program (SRMP) to prepare students for research mentorships with conservation scientists, and will also conduct their own original research project with high school students. The educator will work to strengthen and support the biodiversity conservation strand in Youth Initiatives' out-of-school time K-12 programming, including, but not limited to, elementary school camps, middle school institutes and high school courses. This is a three year position, which will be extended pending employee good standing and renewed funding. For more information and to apply see the links above. Posted: 1/28/13.

River Conservation: American Rivers has begun accepting applications for the 2013-2015 Anthony A. Lapham River Conservation Fellowship. The Lapham Fellowship was established in 2008 in honor of the memory of Anthony Lapham, lifelong champion for rivers and former chairman of the American Rivers’ Board of Directors. The Fellowship gives talented post-graduates the opportunity to engage in relevant research and work in the field of river conservation. For example, our current Lapham Fellow is helping to define American Rivers’ approach to enhancing river and riverside community resilience in the face of climate change. The successful applicant will have the opportunity to work with AR staff to develop their own scope of work. The position is two years (full time), and a stipend is provided. See the link above for details. Any further questions can be directed to Fay Augustyn (faugustyn@americanrivers.org). Applications Due: January 18, 2013 Posted: 10/26/12.

Wildlife Ecologist: The Wilderness Society seeks a Wildlife Ecologist to develop analytical methods and research products which expand the organization’s understanding of changes to, impacts on and conservation needs of Arctic wildlife and wildlands, including development impacts, resource selection by arctic species, and/or population viability. Candidates should be proficient with simulation modeling and software used to describe population or landscape dynamics and statistical analyses, including R and ArcGIS. Work is completed in a collaborative environment with federal, state, tribal, NGO, and university scientists and managers to create management-relevant scientific analyses. This position will be located in Anchorage, AK and is funded for 2 yrs with possibility for extension. Review of applications will begin on June 24, 2013 and the position will remain open until filled. To apply: Applicants authorized for work in the USA, please submit a PDF file containing a cover letter, a current CV, and the names and contact information for three references at http://wilderness.org/careers-and-internships. Questions about the position and copies of publications by applicants go to Dr. Wendy Loya (wendy_loya@tws.org). Posted: 6/3/13.

Wildlife Ecologist: The Institute for Wildlife Studies is a non-profit wildlife research and conservation organization conducting programs around the world. We are seeking a motivated and talented wildlife ecologist to assist in developing and directing new programs and providing support for existing projects. This is a full-time position and the successful applicant will work out of our Arcata, CA office. Responsibilities include assisting in experimental design for research projects, directing field personnel, developing funding proposals, data analysis, and report and manuscript preparation. The applicant should be broadly trained in ecology and have a willingness to work on a variety of taxa and research and management questions. Job will include some travel for field visits, project design and to attend conferences. Applicants should have good computer skills and excellent writing skills. Qualifications include a Ph.D. in wildlife ecology or a related field. Applicants must be citizens of the United States or be covered under a TN NAFTA work visa. Starting salary is $55-65k/year, DOE, plus benefits. Anticipated start date is August 1, 2013. 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 (iwsjobs@iws.org) or by regular mail to Institute for Wildlife Studies, P.O. Box 1104, Arcata, CA 95518. Closing: 15 June 2013. Applications will be reviewed as they arrive. Posted: 5/15/13.

Deer-Moose Parasite Transmission Dynamics: The Minnesota Zoo seeks a dedicated postdoctoral scientist, referred to as a Project Specialist, to conduct lead work for a collaborative project to investigate and model parasite transmission dynamics between white-tailed deer, moose, and other vectors in northeastern Minnesota. The incumbent will work with collaborators to design and conduct the scientific study. Project activities will include placing tracking collars on white-tailed deer in areas where moose are also being tracked, mapping and monitoring deer movements remotely, collecting field data from areas used by deer and/or moose, and possibly field/laboratory identification of parasites. The postdoctoral scientist will then analyze project data, create a parasite transmission model that incorporates project data, and submit a minimum of two project-related scientific manuscripts to peer-reviewed journals within the time frame for this position. For details and to apply, search www.careers.state.mn.us for posting number 13MZG000066. Deadline: 5/3/13. Posted: 4/29/13.

Wildlife Biology: The Minnesota Zoo invites applications for two postdoctoral scientist positions - one for a wolf-moose predation project and one for a deer-moose parasite transmission project. Start date: approximately July 15, 2013. Position location: primarily Duluth, MN, with field work in northeastern MN Salary: $38k annually. Deadline: April 17, 2013. For more information see the links above. These positions are also posted at www.careers.state.mn.us, job posting numbers 13mzg000056 and 13mzg000057. Posted: 3/21/13.

Conservation Biologist: The Minnesota Zoo (Apple Valley, MN) seeks a dedicated Conservation Biologist to implement current and future Zoo-based conservation programs, achieve recognition of the Zoo's conservation programs and lead a field conservation program. On an annual basis, approximately sixty percent (60%) of the incumbent's time will be spent implementing zoo-based conservation programs and communicating the Minnesota Zoo's conservation work in accordance with the Zoo's mission and strategic plan. The incumbent will work closely with the Director of Conservation to perform duties such as assisting the Tiger Species Survival Plan and its Tiger Conservation Campaign, leading the Zoo's Recycle for Rainforests Program, and leading and/or developing other zoo-based conservation programs. The incumbent may also work with other Zoo staff on the conservation programs they lead. For details and to apply, visit http://www.careers.state.mn.us (posting number: 12MZG000077) Desired start date: January 2013 (with some flexibility). Application deadline: October 29, 2012. Posted: 10/1/12.

Bird Conservation Planning: The following position is now open through the USAJobs website; see the full vacancy announcement: R4-13-801899-CI-DEU Fish & Wildlife Biologist, GS-0401-12/13, Full-Time Permanent, Lower Mississippi Valley Joint Ventures Migratory Bird Program, 1 vacancy in the following location(s): Vicksburg, MS; Ridgeland, MS. The LMVJV Office is responsible for coordinating and facilitating the partnership's efforts in all aspects of bird conservation planning, design, implementation, monitoring, research, and evaluation. As Science Coordinator for the LMVJV, the incumbent’s major operational responsibility is guiding and developing the partnership's scientific basis for these efforts. The primary responsibilities of the position are providing products from habitat and population modeling to the LMVJV Management Board and partners, developing scientifically sound and statistically valid monitoring and evaluation protocols, directing the efforts of the LMVJV Technical Committees, and coordinating with multiple state, federal and private partners in the development of research, planning, design, monitoring and evaluation activities in support of bird habitat conservation within both BCR’s of the LMVJV area. Under the leadership of the LMVJV Coordinator, the incumbent will work closely and collaboratively with the Gulf Coastal Plains & Ozarks LCC Science Coordinator toward achieving the shared conservation objectives of both partnerships. Specifically, the Science Coordinator develops, coordinates and participates in research, habitat and population modeling efforts that strengthen and refine the biological and scientific basis for bird population and habitat objectives developed for the LMVJV. Leads and provides support for research focused on assessing population response to conservation actions; develops population-based conservation objectives; and coordinates the adaptive refinement of LMVJV objectives and science products. Seeks out partnerships and funding opportunities with state and federal land-managing agencies, universities, non-government conservation organizations and other entities and individuals to garner support and additional resources for the science initiatives of the LMVJV. Cheryl L. Irvin (505-248-6613, cheryl_irvin@fws.gov). Closes: 12/18/12. Posted: 12/7/12.

Conservation Planning: The Clemson University Institute for Parks announces the availability of a twelve-month position as Research Fellow (Post-Doctorate) with a specialty in development of internet-based spatial tools to support natural resource conservation decisions. Starting date will be October 2012. We are seeking a motivated, innovative, recently trained conservation professional with experience in landscape-scale conservation planning and strong skill set in WebGIS to undertake the completion of a large, complex online system for engaging stakeholders in conservation decision making. The system, called the Open Parks Grid, seeks to use web-based computing to disseminate spatial decision-support tools and integrate parks and protected areas managers into an online management community, to aid in management of parks and surrounding landscapes. Decision-support will include maps and models for habitat connectivity, climate resilience, social and community health and vulnerability, and other natural resource management issues. The system has been built collaboratively with the National Park Service and other land management agencies. The position will be assigned to the Institute for Parks as a joint appointment between the School of Agricultural, Forest, and Environmental Sciences (SAFES) and the Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management (PRTM). The position requires international travel, responsiveness to administrative needs for reports and presentations, and interaction with multiple state and federal agencies, international NGOs, and university administration, faculty and students. One graduate seminar course per year and interaction with undergraduate students is expected. Anticipated products include published research on the nexus of WebGIS and decision support for natural resources management, and a functional online system. Preferred Qualifications: - Earned doctorate in ecology, conservation, natural resources management or related field with computer science component - Proficiency with ArcGIS server and complementary languages (e.g., HTML, JavaScript, VB.net, Python). - Evidence of ability to teach seminar type class on geo-spatial tools and analysis - Strong commitment to research in decision tools for natural resource management and conservation. Interested candidates should send (1) a letter of application outlining credentials and interest in this area of work, (2) curriculum vita, and (3) names and contact information for three people who can serve as professional references, to Dr. Rob Baldwin, Search Committee Chair, Clemson University Institute for Parks, 128 McGinty Court, 261 Lehotsky Hall, Clemson University, Clemson, SC 29634-0735. (864) 656-3400. Review of applications will begin September 1, 2012 and will continue until the position is filled. Posted: 7/11/12.

Vice President for Conservation Science: The VP for Conservation Science is an essential member of NatureServe’s Executive Team. This position guides the strategic development and growth of our science programs, projects, partnerships and fundraising to result in significant and enduring effects in the conservation of species and systems. NatureServe’s mission-focused, collaborative atmosphere, gives you the opportunity to work in an industry that is making a positive impact on some of the world’s most pressing environmental issues. NatureServe is located in Arlington, Virginia near the Ballston metro station. If you would like to pursue a conservation science career and make a difference in the environment, please see job listings for detailed information about this job, the organization, and how to apply. Posted: 12/7/12.

Lead Scientist, Central Valley & Mountains Region: The Lead Scientist for the Great Central Valley, Sierra Nevada and Klamath Region of California provides conservation science leadership for The Nature Conservancy, by effectively managing and mentoring a team of scientists and coordinating with a diverse team of non-scientist conservation professionals, to ensure that the conservation projects, priorities, and policies planned and implemented across the region have robust scientific foundations and achieve the greatest possible conservation outcomes. S/he develops and provides standardized approaches and methodologies, information, analyses, maps and expertise to help focus Conservancy and partner conservation efforts on the strategies that will deliver effective conservation at the greatest scale. S/he is a trained scientist, whose responsibility is to provide staff members with current scientific information and innovative science-based approaches required to address key conservation challenges related to sustaining biodiversity in natural and human-dominated landscapes. S/he supports the conservation program staff in activities including identification of priorities, multi-objective planning, monitoring-protocol development, easement development and monitoring, coordination of field research collaboratives, communication of our work to partners, funders, and community members, and general science guidance. S/he is responsible for working with TNC staff to communicate and publish findings of conservation research and practice. S/he is responsible for developing a network of research and agency scientific colleagues to ensure that priority conservation science needs are met across the region. S/he is responsible for delivering conservation science tools, biodiversity data and field services, technical support and training and development of best practices to Conservancy staff and partners. Based out of Sacramento office. Deadline: 12/7/2012. See the full job ad to apply (position # 40529). Posted: 11/30/12.

Chief Conservation and Science Officer: The Catalina Island Conservancy (Conservancy), an independent, California 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, was formed in 1972 to protect and restore the natural and cultural resources of Santa Catalina Island and to make them available for public recreation, education, and enjoyment. The protected lands of the Conservancy amount to approximately 42,000 acres, 88% of the Island. The Conservancy’s mission is to be a responsible steward of its land through a “balance” of conservation, education, and recreation. The organization takes this balance as both an obligation and an opportunity – its science, restoration, education, and outreach activities can and do serve as a model for the conservation of protected lands worldwide in the context of human use. As a “living laboratory,” Catalina Island and the restoration work of the Conservancy represent one of the largest, most diverse landscape-level scientific experiments being conducted in community-based conservation in the nation. For more information contact: Michele Lyons, Associate, Shelli Herman and Associates, Inc., 500 N. Rosemead, Suite 19, Pasadena, California 91107, Office: (800) 396-0595 ext. 6, E-mail: michele@shellihermansearch.com. Posted: 10/17/12.

Outreach Specialist/Research Analyst, Ocean Health Index: The Ocean Health Index is an ongoing project to develop, refine and communicate a new tool and approach to assessing overall ocean health. The first global assessment was recently launched in August 2012, with efforts now focused on regional applications, updating the global scores for 2013, and active national and international outreach to inform and support efforts interested in using the Index. We are seeking a motivated, charismatic, detail-oriented person to help support these efforts. The research team based at the University of California Santa Barbara includes two analysts, a post-doc, and a lead scientist; additional project members are based at other institutions around the country. The position will be based at the National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis (NCEAS) and is affiliated with the Center for Marine Assessment and Planning (CMAP). The Outreach Specialist/Research Analyst will be expected to support efforts to update the global assessment for 2013 and 2014. This task involves finding and processing new global data layers and providing general support to the research team. S/he will also serve a new role for the project, providing a link between emerging regional applications from around the world (that are not directly supported by our project). This liaison role will involve engaging regularly with key people from these emerging applications, communicating their needs to the Index science team, and then providing advice and support back to the regional applications. S/he will help prepare reports and communications (memos, presentations), under direct supervision, for presentation to the regional applications and to larger, multi-institution OHI collaboration. S/he will help occasionally with logistics and planning project meetings. Candidates must have a Master’s degree in Ecology, Environmental Studies, Statistics, or related fields. Must work well in a collaborative research environment. A Ph.D. in one of the above fields is desirable. Salary range: $45-53k per year. Job duration: 1.5 years; additional years dependent on funding. To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume to Ben Halpern (Halpern@nceas.ucsb.edu) no later than February 18, 2013. Posted: 1/24/13.

Editor-in-Chief, new ecology/sustainable development journal: The Ecological Society of America (ESA) and the Ecological Society of China (ESC) seek a visionary individual to serve as the founding Editor-in-Chief (EiC) for a new online only, open access publication that will be jointly published by ESA and ESC. The new journal will focus on research applying the principles and concepts of ecology to support sustainable development, especially in regions undergoing rapid anthropogenic change. The journal will encourage submissions on multi-scale research, the application of integrative and interdisciplinary approaches, and international collaborations between scientists from industrialized and industrializing countries. The EiC will serve as the leader of the new journal, determine its editorial standards and content, and oversee an Editorial Board. He/she will be actively involved in appointing associate editors and in commissioning articles and other material, especially in the lead up to the launch and in the early years of the publication. He/she should have worked in both China and the US and should be familiar with academia, journals, and publishing practices in both countries. Ideally the EiC shall have experience in international research collaborations in other countries in addition to China and the US. He/she must be able to successfully manage international communications with the Editorial Board and advisors, as well as with production and editorial staff in both the US and China. Further information about this position. Email a cover letter, CV, and the names of three references to: EiC Search, EiC@esa.org. Review of applications will begin at the end of April 2013. Posted: 3/20/13.

Writing Science: The Environmental Science and Policy (ENSP) Program at the College of William & Mary is pleased to announce a two-year post doctoral position in environmental humanities/arts, “Writing Science: Translating Scientific and Technical Knowledge for Diverse Audiences,” sponsored by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. This unique position offers the successful candidate an opportunity to use her/his skills to showcase cutting-edge research projects and facilitate undergraduate student projects while receiving mentorship in professional academic development. The successful candidate will have an appropriate terminal degree (Ph.D., M.F.A., or M.S.) in hand by the time of appointment and expertise in both journalistic/technical writing and science. Having teaching expertise/interests at the intersection of environmental science is preferred, but not necessary. The fellow will be mentored (in writing, research, and teaching) by senior scholars in the ENSP, English, Biology, and Chemistry programs, teach one class per semester, mentor undergraduate research, and contribute to the development of science writing at the College. Compensation includes yearly salary ($45k), a research budget, and travel budget. The Fellowship period begins in August 2013 and ends in August 2015. Application materials, including a letter of application, a current CV/resume, a copy of transcripts, at least three letters of recommendation, and a sample of science writing, should be submitted via http://jobs.wm.edu Review will begin February 24th and continue until the position is filled. If you have questions, email: Andrew H. Fisher, Director, Environmental Science and Policy Program, ahfis2@wm.edu. Posted: 1/28/13.

Science Education and Outreach: The Northern Institute of Applied Climate Science and Michigan Technological University are advertising for a new scientist position in Houghton, MI, focused on science education and outreach. The position provides support to the USDA Forest Service's Climate Change Resource Center. Responsibilities include planning and developing curricula and educational materials for natural resource professionals on topics related to climate change and natural resource management. This includes developing online educational resources, as well as their integration into in-person meetings and workshops. The new position will work as a staff member of the NIACS. Questions about this position can be directed to Chris Swanston at cswanston@fs.fed.us or (906) 482-6303 x20. Please see more details and apply at: https://www.jobs.mtu.edu/postings/897. Posted: 3/26/13.

Science Education: Bard College is seeking applicants for two two-year Bard-HHMI Postdoctoral Fellowhips in Science Education to begin in summer/fall 2013. Both Fellows will be part of a campus-wide initiative to characterize and implement a science curriculum for students not majoring in the sciences. Fellows will teach courses for non-majors, develop curricular materials and assessment strategies, and participate in working groups. Fellows will also have the opportunity to mentor students in scientific research. A successful candidate will hold a doctoral degree in the sciences, possess a strong commitment to science education, have excellent organizational and interpersonal communication skills, and be interested in student learning. S/he will be familiar with current pedagogy research and assessment techniques and have experience in science education. To apply, please submit cover letter, CV, and names and contact information for three references at: https://secure.interfolio.com/apply/21273. Posted: 3/18/13.

Science Education: A postdoctoral position focused on writing-to-learn pedagogies in science education is available in the biology department at Duke University. The position is part of an NSF-funded TUES grant (Transforming Undergraduate Education in STEM) to understand the role of writing in promoting learning and engagement for diverse undergraduate thesis writers. The responsibilities of the position include coordinating this collaborative research project that spans biology departments at four universities (Duke, Morgan State University, University of Minnesota Twin Cities and University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill), and four departments at Duke (biology, chemistry, economics, and neuroscience). Other responsibilities include collecting and analyzing data, and writing reports. Applicants should have a background in scientific teaching, strong writing skills, be highly motivated to participate in a diverse research team, and possess exceptional organizational and management skills. Experience with teaching writing is desirable, but not required. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to develop expertise in writing-to-learn pedagogies and continue to develop their teaching skills as part of this appointment. A Ph.D. in a natural science is required. To apply, please email a 1-2 page letter explaining the motivation for applying and qualifications for the position, along with a CV and contact information for three references to Dr. Julie Reynolds, julie.a.reynolds@duke.edu. Please contact Julie Reynolds with any questions. See also: BioTAP, Biology Thesis Assessment Protocol . Deadline: October 29, 2012. Start Date: January 2013. End date: December 2015. Posted: 9/14/12.

Ecology Education Research: The Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies is seeking a Postdoctoral Associate to conduct cutting edge research in ecology teaching and learning. This is a two year position with a preferred start date of June 2013. The postdoc will be part of the Baltimore Ecosystem Study Long Term Ecological Research project but will be housed at the Cary Institute in Millbrook, NY. The postdoc will take the lead in analyzing results of education research efforts in two NSF-supported projects: o Data Exploration in Ecology Project (DEEP) - describing how students learn to do data- and evidence-based inquiry and critique in ecology; and how teachers adopt and adapt data exploration skills and teaching strategies in their classes. This is a Discovery Research K-12 (DRK-12) project taking place in NY. o Pathways to Environmental Science Literacy - exploring teacher learning and practices in implementing learning progression-based teaching strategies in middle and high school science classes. This is a Math Science Partnership (MSP) project taking place at sites in CA, CO, WY, MI, MD and NY. The postdoc also will plan and implement research about professional development in and about the urban ecosystem of Baltimore as part of BES. Qualifications include o Ph.D. degree in education (preferred) or in a relevant field of natural or social science. o Research experience working with students and/or teachers in K-12 education, preferably at the middle or high school level. o Strong research, organizational, interpersonal and writing skills required, and strong analytical skills a plus. To apply, send a cv, statement of interests in education research and practice, and the names, addresses and phone numbers of three references to: Patricia Jones, Human Resources Manager, Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies, Job Ref. #13005-I, PO Box AB, Millbrook, NY 12545, E-mail: jobs@caryinstitute.org. For more information about the position, see the full job ad or contact: Dr. Alan R. Berkowitz, (845) 677-7600 ext. 311, E-mail: BerkowitzA@caryinstitute.org. Posted: 4/18/13.

Science Teaching Fellow: The Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, 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 Biology, Biology Education or a related field and have excellent organizational, interpersonal communication, team building and collaboration skills. The candidate’s primary interest and some experience should be in science education. Experience in developing active learning curricula and coaching educators is highly desirable. The successful candidate will collaborate with new faculty towards the following goals: formulate learning goals, develop an active learning-based curriculum that aligns with the learning goals, provide feedback on faculty teaching practices, and assess learning gains. The salary for this 1-year 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, phone numbers, and email addresses of three individuals who can serve as references to Andrew Martin (am@colorado.edu). To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by June 30, 2013. Posted: 5/29/13.

Biology Teacher-Scholar: The Division of Biological Sciences at the University of Georgia seeks a Biology Teacher-Scholar Postdoctoral Associate to contribute to the teaching of undergraduates and the study of biology education at the undergraduate level. The successful candidate will have doctoral level training in the life sciences or education research and a demonstrated interest in the teaching and learning of biology. This individual will participate in new and ongoing biology education research projects in collaboration with a vibrant group of faculty, other postdoctoral associates, undergraduate researchers, and professional staff. Avenues for study include the mentoring of undergraduate researchers, the cognitive and psychosocial outcomes of participating in science research, and the development of expertise in biochemistry. The postdoctoral associate will gain experience teaching in large classes and expertise in education research methods and theories of teaching and learning as applied to biology education. Ph.D in life science, science education, or education research methods is required and candidates should have demonstrated success with scholarly writing. This is a two-year position starting in August 2013, with an annual salary of $40k with benefits. The successful candidate will have written and verbal communication skills. Doctoral or postdoctoral training in the life sciences is preferred. Other preferred qualifications include experience with undergraduate or secondary science teaching, and working knowledge of statistical modeling and analysis, social network analysis, or qualitative data analysis. Questions about the position should be directed to Erin Dolan (eldolan@uga.edu; 706-542-1688). Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to: 1) designing, conducting, and interpreting research on undergraduate biology teaching and learning; 2) teaching introductory biology with mentorship from experienced faculty; 3) publishing and presenting research findings at conferences and in refereed journals; and 4) assisting in the development of research proposals to secure extramural funding. To apply for this position, please submit a CV, letter of interest, and contact information for three professional references through https://www.ugajobsearch.com/ (Posting #20130894) and/or https://www.franklin.uga.edu/jobs/. Application will be accepted until the position is filled, but should be submitted by June 30 for full consideration. Posted: 6/18/13.

Biology Education: The Department of Plant Biology at Michigan State University is seeking a postdoctoral research fellow to work on the undergraduate Biology Curriculum Reform Project. The postdoc position is based on joint funding from the Council of Graduate Schools, and the College of Natural Science. The applicant will take a leadership role on a diverse team of faculty and graduate students that is reforming the introductory core biology courses in the College of Natural Science. Specifically, the fellow will focus on the reform of the introductory Cell and Molecular Biology course that involves redesigning, teaching and evaluating student outcomes. The postdoc will be supervised by Diane Ebert-May and will be expected to pursue research questions about the teaching and learning of cell and molecular biology using appropriate research designs and methods. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to develop substantive credentials in discipline-based educational research. Qualifications: The candidate should have a PhD in an area of biology as well as a demonstrated interest and experience in the study of biology education reform at the undergraduate level. The candidate must have expertise necessary for teaching introductory cell and molecular biology, excellent communication skills, a working knowledge of statistics and database management, experience with basic website design, and skill in managing and coordinating graduate students and undergraduates. Appointment is full time and will be made for a period of up to two years. The start date for the position is August 1, 2013. Review of applications will begin April 15, 2013 and continue until the position is filled. Send an application that includes curriculum vitae, teaching philosophy, and letters from three references to: Jessica Middlemis Maher (jmmaher@msu.edu). Posted: 4/3/13.

Instructor, Ornithology and Field Biology: St Cloud State University Due to a very recent staffing development, I would like to post the following ONE TERM sabbatical replacement position for Spring 2013 term. This is a full-time one semester position. Feel free to contact Dr. Bill Cook at wmcook@stcloudstate.edu with questions. Field Biologist, Fixed-Term Non-Probationary in the Department of Biological Sciences. Date of appointment: January 10, 2013. Responsibilities: Teach lecture and laboratory components (including lab preparation) of BIOL 324 Ornithology and BIOL 442/542 Wildlife Populations to Field Biology Majors and BIOL 102 The Living World to non-majors. Appointment is for Spring 2013 semester. Qualifications: Applicants should hold a Master's degree in Biology or related discipline with previous teaching experience in field biology courses. A Ph.D. in Wildlife Biology or related field, and experience teaching Ornithology, Wildlife Populations and non-majors biology are preferred. The successful candidate will have demonstrated ability to teach and work with persons from culturally diverse backgrounds. Apply to: Field Biology Search Committee, Wick Science Building/Room 262, St. Cloud State University, 720 4th Avenue South, St. Cloud, MN 56301-4498. Application: Send: letter of application including statements of teaching philosophy, curriculum vita, transcripts (copies acceptable for initial screening) and the name, phone number, postal and E-mail address of three references. We will contact references to comment specifically upon your teaching ability, experience and professional preparation. Submit materials online at the SCSU Employment Opportunities website and not directly to the department. http://www.stcloudstate.edu/employeeprocedures/documents/NOVTEMPLATEtable-faculty2-2012.doc. Review of applications begins immediately. Posted: 11/30/12.

Instructor, Marine Biology: The Department of Integrative Biology at the University of South Florida invites applications for a full-time, continuing, non-tenure earning Instructor (9-month appointment, 100% teaching) with promotional career path to begin Fall 2013. Summer appointments may be available. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in biology or a related discipline, and university-level teaching experience at the time of appointment. The candidate will teach undergraduate courses in the biology curriculum including General Biology, Marine and Advanced Marine Biology and Seminar. We especially encourage applicants who have experience teaching large biology courses, supervising graduate teaching assistants in the labs, and using instructional technology. Interested candidates should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, one-page statement of teaching philosophy and evidence of teaching effectiveness electronically to: https://employment.usf.edu/. Three letters of reference should be emailed to: cas-bioibsearches@usf.edu Or mail to: Chair, Instructor Search Committee, Department of Integrative Biology, SCA 110, University of South Florida, 4202 East Fowler Avenue, Tampa, FL 33620-5200. Posted: 10/22/12.

Instructor, Oceanography/Environmental Science/Geology: The Department Of Environmental, Geographical And Geological Sciences at Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania invites applications for a full-time, temporary position at the Instructor level (AA# 41-2-185) for the 2013-2014 academic year. We seek an earth scientist who can teach oceanography as well as introductory courses in environmental science and geology. The successful candidate will teach lower-level undergraduate courses in oceanography and environmental/geological sciences to complete a 12-hour per semester teaching load. Preference will be given to candidates with teaching experience at the college level and a demonstrated commitment to excellence in teaching. A Master’s degree or higher in oceanography or a related field from an accredited institution is required. Demonstrated ability to work with diverse populations preferred. Please submit an application packet including a letter addressing your qualifications and experiences for this position, a curriculum vitae, unofficial copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts, and names and contact information for at least three professional references to Dr. Cynthia Venn, Search Committee Chair, at GeosearchOcean@bloomu.edu. For full consideration, completed applications should be received by January 31, 2013. Posted: 11/30/12.

Teaching Environmental Science: The George Washington University invites applications for a non-tenure track, adjunct teaching faculty position in environmental science. The successful applicant will have a PhD in Environmental Science or a closely related natural science discipline, as well as teaching experience. We will also consider individuals with an MS, and significant teaching and professional experience. The successful applicant will be responsible for teaching a two-semester course in GW’s masters program in Environmental Resource Policy. This is a core course required of all students in the program. The course is a broad survey of environmental science intended for graduate students who have had only limited exposure to the natural sciences as undergraduates. Topics to be covered include geological and geo-hydrological systems and resources; ecological and biological systems and cycles; human population dynamics; land and water use; energy resources and flows; land, air, and water pollution; human health and environmental risk assessment; and global environmental issues including climate change and loss of biodiversity. While the policy relevance of various environmental science topics is noted during the course, the course does not address environmental policy issues directly, as these issues are covered elsewhere in the curriculum. Class sessions – scheduled once a week – comprise a mix of lecture and hands-on group work by students. The initial appointment will be for the 2013-2014 academic year, but may be renewed based on performance and continued program need. Interested applicants should send a C.V., and a summary of their teaching philosophy and relevant teaching experience, to linquiti@gwu.edu. Review of applications will begin on March 31, 2013 and continue until the position is filled. Posted: 3/20/13.

Instructor, Environmental Studies: The Environmental Studies Program at Washington and Lee University needs an instructor to teach two or three sections of Introduction to Environmental Studies (ENV 110) in winter term. The sections are currently scheduled for Monday and Wednesday, and the semester runs from January 7 to April 5 (plus a week of exam period). The course is designed to introduce students to begin thinking about the causes, consequences and solutions to environmental problems within an interdisciplinary perspective. This would be an ideal position for a person who is finishing up their PhD, or who has finished and is awaiting moving to a permanent job in the fall. Applicants should send a vita and cover letter which talks about their interdisciplinary experience to James Kahn at kahnj@wlu.edu. Posted: 10/22/12.

Director of Undergraduate Laboratories/TA Development: The School Of Biology at Georgia Institute of Technology invites applications for an immediate opening for a full-time non-tenure track general faculty position as Director of Introductory Biology Laboratories and TA Development. It is expected that the position will be filled at the rank of Academic Professional beginning as early as May 2013. We seek a broadly-trained Ph.D. in Biology. Candidates should have experience teaching undergraduate biology courses and an interest in innovative instruction. This position will require teaching, lab curriculum development, and supervision and professional development of teaching assistants in freshman biology courses, and will require expertise in at least one of the following subject areas: cell biology, microbiology, genetics, ecology, or evolution. In addition to overseeing the introductory biology labs, this academic professional may also teach in core biology courses in his/her area of expertise. This is a renewable 12-month non-tenure track position. Candidates should complete the online application form by uploading a single PDF file containing a letter of application, a statement of teaching philosophy and summary of teaching experiences, sample course syllabi, a curriculum vitae and the names and contact information of three professional references to: http://searches.biology.gatech.edu Posted: 1/22/13.

Director of Undergraduate Laboratories/Biology Lecturer: The Emory University Department of Biology seeks a Director of Undergraduate Laboratories. The successful candidate will comprehensively engage in the development and delivery of our Introductory teaching laboratories. S/he will participate in an ongoing effort to enhance the inquiry/research content, critical thinking and writing skills of our students. The Director also will manage the budget, training of teaching assistants/staff and lab safety compliance. The Director will eventually teach in the Introductory Biology sequence (Biol 141/142). The successful applicant will have a Ph.D. in biology or a related field, at least 3 years of post-doctoral experience, and be required to contribute to departmental, College, and University life through service on academic committees. The Department of Biology currently consists of a cohesive group of 23 tenure-track and 9 lecture track faculty. Appointment will be at either Lecturer or Senior Lecturer (for experienced Laboratory Directors) with a track for promotion through to Professor of Pedagogy. Please send a cover letter, curriculum vitae and a detailed teaching statement that outlines your experience and philosophy as a single.pdf file to Lab-Director-Search@emory.edu. Three confidential letters of recommendation should also be sent to the above email address. Evaluation of candidates will begin on January 3, 2013 and will proceed until the position is filled. The position will start in August, 2013. Posted: 11/29/12.

Lecturer/Coordinator of Science Initiatives: North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, Greensboro, NC. The Department of Biology invites applications and nominations for the non -tenure track 9 -month position of Lecturer and Coordinator of Science Initiatives. Responsibilities include teaching introductory bio logy courses and supporting funded initiatives in science education. Teaching includes at least two lectures per semester in the regular academic year, coordinating, monitoring and assessing student success and advising programs for first and second year students in biology. Candidate will also assist with academic year and summer support of grant -funded science education initiatives, including undergraduate research programs in the biomedical sciences. Other responsibilities include developing courses and student centered teaching and learning strategies, assisting with recruitment efforts and retention initiatives for students in biology. The candidate is expected to participate in writing proposals and publishing articles in the scholarship of teaching a nd learning. This is a year-to-year, renewable non-tenure track position. For details, see the full job ad (Position #: 1647). Posted: 3/18/13.

Environmental Chemistry Teaching/Research: The Villanova University Department of Geography and the Environment is seeking applicants for a Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow position beginning August 2013. 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, elective courses on environmental topics, and environmental chemistry. We are particularly interested in candidates with a background in environmental chemistry (i.e., biogeochemistry, emerging contaminants, toxicology, etc.) who can develop an active research program that involves undergraduate students. The position entails a 50% teaching and 50% research workload. Applications (i.e., letter of application, teaching and research statement, curriculum vitae, recommendations, and sample publications) should be submitted via https://jobs.villanova.edu/postings/5681. 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. Please send questions to angelina.fondaco@villanova.edu. Posted: 6/26/13.

Environmental Studies Teaching: The University of Minnesota, Morris seeks an individual committed to excellence in undergraduate education to fill a temporary, two-year position in environmental studies, beginning August 12, 2013. We are especially interested in applicants who have broad interdisciplinary training that spans the social sciences and humanities, and who can enhance our growing environmental studies major. Responsibilities include a six-course (24-credit) teaching load per year, including an introductory environmental problems and policy course, which is integral to both environmental studies and environmental science majors, and additional lower- and upper-division course in area(s) of expertise. Additional duties may include: advising undergraduates, pursuing a research program that may involve undergraduates, and sharing in the governance and advancement of the environmental studies program, the candidate’s home discipline, and the campus at large. Required qualifications for the position include: i) ABD in environmental studies or related field and ii) successful college-level teaching experience (graduate TA experience is acceptable). * *Preferred qualifications include: i) Ph.D. in environmental studies or related field, ii) experience teaching or studying at a liberal arts institution, iii) experience teaching GIS, iv) interest in and ability to supervise undergraduate research and v) we are especially interested in applicants who have broad interdisciplinary training that spans the social sciences and humanities. The successful applicant will have the opportunity to help build and develop our environmental studies program, as well as to participate in any of the sustainability initiatives that are well underway at UMM. These include: a strong local foods initiative, LEED certified buildings including the Green Prairie Living and Learning Community (under construction), composting, and growing self-sufficiency in campus heating, cooling, and electricity via wind, biomass and solar technologies. Apply online at http://employment.umn.edu. Applications must contain: a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a teaching statement (which includes teaching goals and methods, proposed elective course offerings, and evidence of teaching effectiveness), copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts, and three letters of reference. Additional supporting documents may be emailed directly to Ann Kolden at koldenal@morris.umn.edu. Via regular mail, please send application to: Environmental Studies Search Committee Chair, University of Minnesota Morris, Division of Science and Mathematics, 600 E. 4th Street, Morris, MN 56267. Review begins April 15, 2013. For other communications, please contact Dr. Margaret Kuchenreuther, Environmental Studies Program Coordinator, at kuchenma@morris.umn.edu or 320-589-6335. Posted: 3/27/13.

Lecturer - Environmental Conservation: A time limited position is available in the Department of Environmental Studies at the University of North Carolina Wilmington. Start date is August 15, 2013 for a full time, one academic year position. The position will be responsible for developing and teaching graduate and undergraduate courses in conservation and related areas, as well as supporting the current environmental studies curriculum. The preferred candidate's teaching would address aspects of environmental conservation issues in one or more southeastern U.S. ecosystems and complement existing expertise in the department. The successful candidate must have a minimum of a Master's degree or equivalent in environmental science, conservation biology, ecology, or related discipline, have a strong commitment to teaching, and be able to work in an interdisciplinary academic context. Teaching duties include introductory courses as well as upper division conservation courses, and additional upper level and graduate courses developed in his or her area of expertise. To access the online application process, please visit http://consensus.uncw.edu, Vacancy: #13F085 . Priority review of applications will begin April 21, 2013. Posted: 4/9/13.

Lecturer - Biodiversity and Introductory Biology: Applications are invited for a one-year, renewable, full-time lecturer position in the Department of Biological Sciences at Towson University starting fall 2013. Successful applicant must possess a strong commitment to excellence in teaching. Teaching responsibilities will include two introductory level courses that focus on ecology, evolution, phylogenetics and biodiversity (BIOL 202 and 208). BIOL 208 aims to introduce students to the processes that generate diversity and methods of studying that diversity, including phylogeny and the mechanisms by which living organisms solve similar functional problems. This course is not a simple survey of kingdoms of living organisms, although it includes a very general sketch of the conventional survey of living organisms. M.S. in appropriate field is required. Preference will be given to candidates with a Ph.D. and the ability to teach graduate level courses in molecular evolution and systematic biology. The successful applicant will teach 4 course units per semester (12 contact hours). Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Submit resume, a one-page statement on teaching philosophy and contact information for two references. Electronic submission of application materials in PDF or Word format is encouraged. Submit application material to: Dr. Susan Gresens, Dept. of Biological Sciences, Towson University, 8000 York Road, Towson, MD 21252 e-mail sgresens@towson.edu. Posted: 5/29/13.

Lecturer, Biology and Environmental Studies: The Department of Biology and the Environmental Studies Program at Amherst College invite applications for a Lecturer to begin July 1, 2013. This is a full-time appointment with multi-year renewal, contingent upon a successful review. Teaching duties are two courses per semester and will include participation in an introductory laboratory course in biology and an introductory course in environmental studies. The candidate is also expected to develop courses in interdisciplinary areas such as conservation biology and in areas accessible to non-science majors. In addition, the successful candidate will maintain an active research program that involves both biology and environmental studies students. A completed Ph.D. in ecology, evolution, or conservation biology is required. Post-doctoral experience is preferred. Candidates should submit electronically a letter of application, curriculum vitae, a statement of research interests, a statement of teaching interests and experience, and the names and email addresses of three individuals we may solicit letters of recommendation from. These materials should be submitted to https://jobs.amherst.edu/view/opportunity/id/534. Questions can be directed to Tracie Rubeck, Biology Academic Department Coordinator (trubeck@amherst.edu). Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, but all applications received by April 19, 2013 will be guaranteed full consideration. Posted: 3/22/13.

Lecturer in Biology: The Department of Biology at University of North Carolina at Charlotte invites applications for a non-tenure track, 9-month, full-time position, as Lecturer in Biology, beginning August 15, 2013. Required qualifications include: Master's Degree in an area of the Biological Sciences; expertise in the field and laboratory techniques needed for development and revision of laboratory exercises; knowledge of lab safety procedures; and the ability to supervise graduate teaching assistants. Desired qualifications include a Ph.D. in an area of the Biological Sciences and previous experience working with graduate teaching assistants. The position includes responsibilities for teaching lecture and laboratory introductory courses for Biology majors and contributing to Ecology instruction. Candidates must apply online at http://jobs.uncc.edu, position number: 6280. Please provide a complete curriculum vita, statement of teaching philosophy including teaching in an ethnically diverse environment, and contact information for three references. Screening of applicants will begin on December 1, 2012 and continue until the position is filled. For more information, please contact Dr. Inna Sokolova (isokolov@uncc.edu), Lecturer Search Committee Chair. Posted: 12/3/12.

Biology Lecturer: The Department of Biology at New Mexico State University invites applications for a position at the College Assistant Professor level. This nontenure track (9-month) position is renewable with opportunity for promotion. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Biology or a related field and prior teaching experience. Preference will be given to applicants with a demonstrated commitment to teaching at all levels of the undergraduate curriculum and the development of innovative teaching methods and materials. The successful candidate will be responsible for three courses per semester covering a variety of Introductory Biology offerings for majors and non-majors as well as upper division courses in their area of expertise. NMSU is a public, land grant, minority-serving institution recognized by the Carnegie Foundation as RU/H (research university with high research activity). The Department of Biology is a thriving community of 20 faculty members supporting undergraduate majors in Biology, Microbiology, Genetics and Conservation Ecology. More than 70 graduate students are currently enrolled in MS and PhD programs within the department. The department supports core facilities for microscopy, isotope chemistry, tissue culture, next-generation sequencing, and natural history collections. Opportunities exist to participate in NIH-, NSF- and HHMI-sponsored training programs. Applicants should send a single pdf file containing a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and a concise statement of teaching philosophy by e-mail to biolecturer@nmsu.edu. Applicants should arrange to have three letters of reference sent by e-mail to the same address. Preference will be given to applications completed by the initial review date of November 30, 2012 and applications received after this date may be considered. Full details of the position are available at http://hr.nmsu.edu/employment-hr/jobs-at-nmsu/ (Requisition number 2012002394). Posted: 10/12/12.

Visiting Instructor in Environmental Studies: The Department of Environmental Studies in the University of Illinois at Springfield seeks a non-tenure-track visiting instructor for a nine-month appointment beginning 16 August 2013. Candidates must have a graduate degree and be qualified to teach the following courses: ENS 405 Fundamentals of Remote Sensing, ENS 501 Land Use and Environmental Planning, ENS 503 Advanced GIS Applications, and ENS 553 Research Methods in Environmental Studies. Workload will consist of two courses in the fall semester and three in the spring, in a combination of on-campus and online formats. This position will also provide at least one weekend workshop to the Springfield community. To apply send a letter of application, vita, transcripts (unofficial acceptable), and the names and contact information of two references to Instructor Search Committee, Department of Environmental Studies, University of Illinois at Springfield, One University Plaza, PAC 309, Springfield, IL 62703. Alternatively materials may be emailed to ens@uis.edu. Review of applications will begin 21 June 2013 and continue until the position is filled or the search is terminated. Posted: 6/10/13.

Biology Instructor/Visiting Assistant Professor: to teach topics such as Environmental Biology and Ecology and perform service to the department. Require: ABD (for appointment as Instructor), PhD (for appointment as Visiting Assistant Professor). Send letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and contact information for three references to Joni Robinson, Department of Zoology, Miami University, Oxford, OH 45056 or to robinsjm@miamioh.edu. Contact phone number is 513/529-3100. Screening of applications begins May 1, 2013 and will continue until the position is filled. Posted: 4/17/13.

Visiting Instructor - Animal Biologist: Department of Biology, Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne (Non-Tenure Track, Academic Year) Full time teaching load will include undergraduate courses in animal biology, human and animal physiology and other undergraduate classes. Ph.D. is required. Effective date: January 7, 2013. Application deadline: November 21, 2012 Please submit a cover letter, curriculum vita, evidence of teaching effectiveness, three (3) professional letters of reference, and unofficial transcripts to: Frank V. Paladino, Chair, Department of Biology, Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne, 2101 E. Coliseum Blvd, Fort Wayne, IN 46805. For more information, please contact Frank V. Paladino, Chair (Phone: 260-481-6304, Email: paladino@ipfw.edu). Posted: 10/25/12.

Visiting Instructor in Biology: The Florida Institute of Technology, an independent, technological university located on Florida's east coast, invites applications for a visiting instructor in the Department of Biological Sciences beginning January 2013. The position is available for one year, with the possibility of renewal for a second year. This is primarily a teaching position, although there will be scope for research. Candidates must have a Ph.D. and high-level skills in biostatistics and experimental design. Postdoctoral and/or teaching experience are preferred but not required. The successful candidate will be expected to teach two lecture sections of a sophomore-level course in biometry and freshman-level biology during the spring semester of 2013, and a graduate-level course in statistics and experimental design and freshman-level biology in the fall semester of 2013. In summer 2013, the lecturer will assist with teaching programs in the Department. S/he will conduct research throughout the year as time allows. Salary will be commensurate with experience. Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, detailed C.V., statements of teaching philosophy and research interest, and contact information for three references to: Richard B. Aronson, Head, Dept. of Biological Sciences, Florida Institute of Technology, 150 W. University Blvd., Melbourne, FL 32901-6975. email: raronson@fit.edu. Applications will be considered as they arrive, until the position is filled but no later than November 1, 2012. Posted: 9/14/12.

Data Publication: Postdoc position: making data publication an important research product Do you love all things data? Do you think data should be considered as important as traditional scholarly publications? We do. We are searching for a postdoc with a background in data-rich research (e.g. natural or social sciences) OR a background Information Science to come work on the concept of data publication and what it may entail. The position is at the University of California's California Digital Library, based at the Office of the President in Oakland. You will be working to make data publication available and viable for UC researchers. CDL is interested in expanding its services to include data publication, and expects the fellow to research the most effective ways to make this possible. Read more: full job ad or email Carly Strasser: carly.strasser@ucop.edu. Posted: 11/9/12.

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 in collaboration with at least two 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 no later than August 2013. Annual salary is $40k with an additional $10k per year in research support for travel, equipment, or supplies. Applicants should electronically submit a single pdf file containing the following, in order: 1) Cover letter, including mention of the proposed faculty sponsors (max 1 page). Candidates are advised contact potential faculty sponsors prior to applying, to gauge the level of mutual interest. 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 11, 2013. For questions about this position, please send an email to ibjob@austin.utexas.edu, or contact a prospective faculty mentor in the department. We encourage applications from candidates that have recently completed, or will soon complete, their Ph.D. Posted: 8/9/12.

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. Support: annual stipend of $51k, full University of Tennessee employee fringe benefits, and an annual travel allowance of $2k. Requests for Support: Submit a brief project description, references, and CV following the guidelines available at http://www.nimbios.org/postdocs/. NIMBioS postdoctoral requests for support are reviewed two times per 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 summer/fall 2014 is September 1, 2013 but applications for positions starting later in 2014 are also accepted at this time. All letters of recommendation must be submitted before the request deadline. Posted: 8/17/10, revised: 11/11/10, 1/12/11, 6/23/11, 11/9/11, 1/13/12, 6/20/12, 10/23/12, 6/5/13.

Ecological and Environmental Sustainability: The National Research Council of the National Academies is accepting applications for a postdoctoral research award tenable at the US Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of Research and Development, National Risk Management Research Laboratory, Cincinnati, OH. Duration of award is one year, possibly renewable for up to three years maximum. Award includes a competitive stipend, relocation, professional travel, and health insurance. The postdoctoral research associate will conduct research related to ecological and environmental sustainability along with other researchers in the Sustainable Environments Branch (SEB). SEB uses a multidisciplinary approach, which employs ecologists, economists, engineers, environmental scientists, geographers, and physical scientists, to address sustainability issues in both watershed management and regional environmental management. This research opportunity focuses on land use in urban systems and related aspects of quantifying sustainability. It will require collecting, analyzing, and synthesizing data in order to assess management decisions about sustainable urban land use. The overall objective is to identify and test metrics/indicators that address ecological issues related to sustainability. Qualified candidates will have a strong background in ecology, but their area of expertise is flexible (i.e., mammals, birds, insects, plants, algae, forests, streams, biogeochemical cycles, etc.). Prospective applicants should visit the NRC Web site, click on “Search for Research Opportunities,” key in “Hopton” and press the “Click to Search” button. The opportunity is titled “Estimating Ecological Sustainability in Urban Systems.” Inquires about the opportunity should be directed to Dr. Matt Hopton or Dr. Hale Thurston. Dr. Hopton can be contacted at 513-569-7718 (tel) or hopton.matthew@epa.gov and Dr. Thurston at thurston.hale@epa.gov. Applicants should begin a dialog with Dr. Hopton as early as possible, before their anticipated application deadline. Applications must be submitted online directly to the NRC. CVs will not be accepted in lieu of online applications. Application deadline is 1 November. Check Web site for availability of online applications. Questions about the application process can be directed to the NRC at 202-334-2760 (tel) or rap@nas.edu. Posted: 10/1/12.

Sustainability Science: The Sustainability Science Program at Harvard University invites applications for resident fellowships in sustainability science for the academic year beginning in September 2013. 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. Some of the most serious constraints to sustainable development lie in the interconnections among sectors: energy’s growing need for water; the impacts of water use on human health; the competition for land among food, energy and conservation initiatives; and the cumulative impact of all sectoral initiatives on climate and other key environmental services. A central challenge is to develop an integrated understanding of how sectoral initiatives for sustainability can compete with and complement one another in particular regional contexts. The 2013-14 fellowship competition therefore focuses on regional initiatives pursing an integrated perspective on sustainable development in India, China and Brazil. It also includes a cross-cutting research initiative to integrate work focused on the theme of Innovation for Sustainable Development. Preference in this year’s competition will be given to applicants whose proposals complement one or more of these four initiatives. The Initiatives are led by Professors William Clark, Henry Lee, Paul Moorcroft, and Rohini Pande. The Program is also open, however, to strong proposals in any area of sustainability science. 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, Brazil, China, India or developing countries who are therefore especially encouraged to apply. For more information see the fellowships application process. Applications are due January 15, 2013 and decisions will be announced by March 2013. Posted: 9/20/12.

Sustainable Development: The Earth Institute at Columbia University seeks applications from innovative postdoctoral candidates or recent Ph.D., M.D. and J.D. recipients interested in a broad range of issues in sustainable development. The program is open to U.S. and non-U.S. citizens. All doctoral requirements must be fulfilled and the degree awarded before the start of the fellowship. The Earth Institute Postdoctoral Fellowship program provides scholars with the opportunity to acquire the cross-disciplinary expertise and breadth needed to address critical issues in the field of sustainable development such as food security, energy systems, climate change impacts, poverty reduction, disease, and environmental degradation. Candidates who have developed cross-disciplinary approaches during their graduate studies will find numerous, unique opportunities to engage in research programs at the leading edge of sustainable development. Candidates must complete the online application and submit a proposal for research that would contribute to global sustainable development. Candidates may suggest participating in, contributing to, or extending existing Earth Institute projects, or develop new projects that connect Earth Institute expertise. The deadline to submit applications is November 15, 2012 for fellowships starting in the fall of 2013. Fellowships are ordinarily granted for a period of 24 months. For more information about the program or to apply, please visit the program link above or email fellows@ei.columbia.edu. Posted: 9/11/12.

Translational Ecology: The Wolfenbarger lab in the Department of Biology at the University of Nebraska at Omaha invites applications for a Postdoctoral Research Associate in Translation Ecology. We seek applicants with expertise and interests in contributing to work that combines field-based ecological research and synthesis of existing information relevant to decision-making by policy-makers and other stakeholders. The successful candidate will collaborate on existing and newstudies. A PhD or ABD is required in a relevant scientific discipline. The candidates should have a demonstrated record of creativity and productivity as evidenced by publications in peer-reviewed scientific journals or technical reports to governmental organizations. Organizational skills in data management, well-developed verbal and written communication skills, and evidence of interpersonal and collaborative skills are required. The initial term of the Research Associate position is for 18 months. Anticipated start date is 15 February 2013. Apply at www.unomaha.edu/humanresources/employment.php. Attach a cover letter, curriculum vitae or resume, and contact information for three references. Review of applications will begin 15 December 2012 and will continue until the position is filled. For further information, please contact: Dr. L. LaReesa Wolfenbarger at lwolfenbarger@unomaha.edu. Posted: 11/21/12.

Biologist: Plant Feed Stocks/Bio-fuels: The US Department of Energy, Office of Science, Office of Biological and Environmental Research, Biological Systems Science Division is seeking a motivated and highly qualified individual to serve as a technical authority for research in the biological conversion of plant feed stocks to renewable bio-fuels associated with the DOE Bioenergy Research Centers (BRCs). The BRCs seek to accelerate transformational breakthroughs in basic science needed for the development of cost-effective, sustainable technologies to make production of cellulosic biofuels commercially viable on a national scale. The announcement number for the open position is 13-DE-SC-HQ-013 (it's also listed for merit promotion) (open to all US Citizens). The position closes March 13. Posted: 3/6/13.

Bioenergy Feedstock Crop Analyst: University of Illinois Energy Biosciences Institute. This is a 12-month non-tenure track Academic Professional position with possibility of renewal. The incumbent will be responsible for conducting detailed analyses on the status and potential of different feedstocks, with a particular emphasis on sustainable perennials other than that used for food crop production. Specific research projects will be determined as EBI research needs evolve; these might include identifying land areas, globally that might be used for a specific crop or an assessment of new species as potential bioenergy feedstocks. This will involve: • survey and review existing research programs and results through close interaction with researchers affiliated with the EBI • provide analytical overviews • identify and catalyze synergies between EBI Programs • publish review articles and white papers for internal and/or external audiences • give introductory to advanced presentations on EBI research programs • contribute to writing the EBI annual research report • propose topics for special seminars and/or workshops • assist with developing requests for proposals • assist with review of research proposals in her/his area of expertise • work with the EBI communications group to prepare fact sheets and summary reports for publication • evaluate the technical maturity and promise of various technologies in research and development Minimum Qualifications: PhD is preferred, but the minimum education requirement is a MS degree, in plant sciences, agriculture/forestry, environmental sciences or agricultural economics/business and preferably experience in research, development, or analysis of energy or bioenergy. Broad expertise areas could include agricultural development, agribusiness, bioenergy, climate change, crop production, traditional and alternative energy markets, and land use. The incumbent must have demonstrated experience working independently and in a team environment with the ability to reach consensus on addressing and assessing technical issues. In addition, the ideal candidate must possess excellent writing and presentation skills and be able to develop materials to successfully convey information to audiences at all levels. Please create your candidate profile at http://jobs.illinois.edu and upload your resume and contact information for three professional letters of reference. Full job ad. Close Date: 10/29/2012. Posted: 10/17/12.

Bioenergy Research Program Manager: Now posted on the Office of Science website is a new Biologist position for a program manager for the Bioenergy Research Centers. http://science.energy.gov/about/jobs/. The Department of Energy, Office of Science, Office of Biological and Environmental Research, Biological Systems Science Division is seeking a motivated and highly qualified individual to serve as a technical authority for research in the biological conversion of plant feed stocks to renewable bio-fuels associated with the DOE Bioenergy Research Centers (BRCs). The BRCs seek to accelerate transformational breakthroughs in basic science needed for the development of cost-effective, sustainable technologies to make production of cellulosic biofuels commercially viable on a national scale The announcement number for the open position is 12-DE-SC-HQ-019 (it's also listed for merit promotion) https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/327469400 The position closes October 10. Posted: 9/27/12.

Program Coordinator, Marine Ecosystem Sustainability: The Marine Ecosystem Sustainability in the Arctic and Subarctic (MESAS) program of the University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF) invites applicants for a Program Coordinator. This integrative graduate education program is educating future leaders in ecosystem-based management and sustainable use of living marine resources. This position will oversee the day-to-day operations of the program, serving as a principal spokesperson for the project, exercising decision-making authority, and a high level of independent judgment. The position will work under general direction of the Director and will lead the workgroup, consisting of an interdisciplinary team of UAF graduate students and faculty. The position will be located at the Juneau Center, School of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences on Lena Point. Responsibilities: develop and maintain program infrastructure, prepare annual and budget activity reports, represent the program to outside organizations and supervise graduate students. Qualifications: Applicants must have a Masters degree in the natural or social sciences and two years research experience at the postgraduate level in the natural or social sciences, or an equivalent combination of training and experience. PhD is preferred. Successful applicant will have analytical skills and experience in project management, data management, fiscal management and report writing. Excellent organizational skills and strong written and verbal communication skills are required. To apply, please see the full job ad (posting number 0065491). You will be asked to attach (1) a cover letter with a general statement of interest, (2) a CV, and (3) contact information for three professional references. Review of applications will begin January 7, 2013 and continue until the position is filled. Please direct any questions about the position to Ginny Eckert, MESAS Director, gleckert@alaska.edu. Posted: 12/3/12.

Science Synthesis of Canadian Oil Sands Development: We invite applications for a postdoctoral fellow to coordinate, support, and help lead a Working Group of accomplished scientists in a year-long interdisciplinary synthesis and writing effort that will address Canadian oil sands development in a global context. The successful applicant will work with the participating scientists to assemble and communicate the state of the science regarding risks and decision-making associated with oil sands development, transportation, and the tradeoffs among energy, environment, and cultural values. Applicants must hold a Ph.D. in environmental science, ecology, or allied field, possess strong organizational skills; have a history of engagement in collaborative research; experience conducting literature reviews and data analysis; and outstanding written and oral communication skills. The successful candidate must be able to work with a wide range of experts across disciplines, and to organize and contribute to scientific synthesis and communication efforts that reach well beyond one’s primary field of study. The successful candidate will be based in the Greater Vancouver region at Simon Fraser University, and work closely with Drs. Ken Lertzman, Wendy Palen, and Anne Salomon at SFU and Tom Sisk at Northern Arizona University. This is a one-year, full-time position with potential for additional funding. Salary based on experience, $42-55k, including benefits. Applications are being accepted immediately with start dates as early a July 1, 2013. Please send a cover letter summarizing your interests and background for this position, full CV, and names of three references to Laurie Wood (hakai@sfu.ca). Posted: 6/3/13.

California Climate Scientist: The Union of Concerned Scientists is seeking applicants for a California Climate Scientist position in our West Coast Office. The person who fills this position will have exciting opportunities to design and carry out research on the current and projected impacts of climate change, help raise awareness in the region of the consequences of climate change, and provide critical information that can help shape policies for adapting for changes to come and advancing California's cutting-edge mitigation efforts to reduce heat-trapping emissions. More information. Deadline: 2/10/13 or until filled. Posted: 1/28/13.

Research Fellow - Interdisciplinary Climate Science: The East-West Center in Honolulu, Hawaii, and the Pacific Regional Integrated Sciences & Assessments (Pacific RISA) program seeks a postdoctoral level candidate to fill a research and program management position. The main aim of Pacific RISA is to support the integration of flexible processes for building adaptive capacity to climate variability and change in diverse island settings, including Hawaii and the US-Affiliated Pacific Islands. Responsibilities will include managing the Core Office for Pacific RISA and coordinating the program's research, assessment, and outreach activities. The Fellow will be responsible for conducting analytical and policy-relevant research relating to Pacific Island climate risks. Candidates must have a demonstrated capacity in analytical and policy-relevant research in a related area such as climate science, environmental science policy, decision science, or social science that is either complementary to the above areas or expands the scope of the program. Full description at: http://www.eastwestcenter.org/about-ewc/employment-opportunities/fellow-environment. Applications received by December 14, 2012 will receive full consideration. Posted: 10/25/12.

Resident Professor, Global Health: The Organization for Tropical Studies (OTS) is seeking applicants for the position of Resident Professor with the OTS Global Health Undergraduate Semester Abroad Program in Costa Rica. This is a field-based program designed to provide undergraduate students with outstanding training in tropical medicine, public health, ethnobiology, research methods, community interaction, and Spanish language and culture. Highlights of student activities in the program include: · Study vector ecology, water quality and health, socialized medicine, infectious disease, traditional medicine, plant taxonomy, and ecology. · Visit Costa Rican primary care facilities and local clinics. · Accompany primary care professionals to obtain health statistics and to promote vaccination and preventative medicine in local communities. · Interact with indigenous healers and midwives and learn to use natural plant dyes and extracts. · Organize and run a rural community clinic with faculty, where they shadow a physician, gather public health data, and provide education to children and adults. Successful applicants will work closely with the Education Director, Undergraduate Programs Coordinator, and two other Resident Professors in curriculum design and implementation, and will be responsible for teaching the “Tropical Medicine and Public Health” course and assisting with teaching the “Research Practicum” course. Syllabi for these courses are available on the program website. The professor should be comfortable with developing and conducting short but rigorous research projects with students in the field and in the community in association with local health authorities and alongside the course coordinator. Ideal candidates will have a background in tropical medicine or a related field, such that they could complement the expertise of the other resident professors in ethnobiology and anthropology/sociology. The position is based in Costa Rica, and requires a commitment of 18 weeks in Costa Rica with 13 weeks in the field and 5 weeks in the OTS office in San Jose during each semester (Spring and Fall). This is a full-time position with a required commitment of at least one year. Any questions about the position should be directed to undergradprograms@ots.ac.cr. The OTS Undergraduate Semester Abroad Programs are accredited by Duke University and maintain high educational standards, so applicants should have excellent teaching skills. An ideal candidate will possess the following qualifications: · M.D. and/or Ph.D. in medicine and public health or a related field. · Experience as a physician focused on tropical diseases. · A strong interest in team teaching and interdisciplinary collaboration. · Excellent bilingual (English/Spanish) communication skills. · Experience in field-based education and hands-on experiential teaching, a plus. · Experience working in Latin America, especially in Costa Rica, a plus. · Professional research experience in the tropics, a plus. · Experience and desire for working with undergraduate students from the United States, a plus. · Ability to work a flexible schedule and spend 16-18 weeks, twice a year, in Costa Rica. · Comfortable with living in close quarters with students and faculty at field stations around Costa Rica. Application deadline: June 3, 2013. Anticipated start date: August 5, 2013 or sooner. To apply, please submit the following materials in a single pdf document via the OTS website (ots.ac.cr): cover letter describing your interest and fit for the position, CV, statement of teaching philosophy, statement of research interests, and 3 references. Applications may also be sent to rechum@ots.ac.cr. Posted: 4/19/13.

Resident Professor, Global Health/Ethnobiology: The Organization for Tropical Studies (OTS) is seeking applicants for the position of Resident Professor with the OTS Global Health Undergraduate Semester Abroad Program in Costa Rica. This is a field-based program designed to provide undergraduate students with outstanding training in tropical medicine, public health, ethnobiology, research methods, community interaction, and Spanish language and culture. Successful applicants will work closely with the Education Director, Undergraduate Programs Coordinator, and two other Resident Professors in curriculum design and implementation, and will be responsible for teaching the Ethnobiology course and assisting with teaching the Research Practicum course. The professor should be comfortable with developing and conducting short but rigorous research projects with students in the field and in the community. Ideal candidates will have a background in ethnobiology or a related field, such that they could complement the expertise of the other resident professors in medicine and anthropology. The position is based in Costa Rica, and requires a commitment of 18 weeks in Costa Rica with 13 weeks in the field and 5 weeks in the OTS office in San Jose during each semester (Spring and Fall). This is a full-time position with a required commitment of at least one year. Any questions about the position should be directed to undergradprograms@ots.ac.cr. The OTS Undergraduate Semester Abroad Programs are accredited by Duke University and maintain high educational standards, so applicants should have excellent teaching skills. Qualifications: · Ph.D. in Ethnobiology with professional research experience in the tropics · A strong interest in team teaching and interdisciplinary collaboration · A strong background in experimental design and statistical analysis in projects related to public health and ethnobiology · Experience in field-based education and hands-on experiential teaching a plus · Experience working in Latin America, especially in Costa Rica, a plus · Excellent bilingual (English/Spanish) communication skills · Ability to work a flexible schedule and spend 16-18 weeks, twice a year, in Costa Rica · Comfortable with living in close quarters with students and faculty at field stations around Costa Rica. Application deadline: December 4, 2012. Anticipated start date: January 14, 2013 or sooner. To apply, please submit the following materials in a single pdf document via the OTS website (ots.ac.cr): cover letter describing your interest and fit for the position, CV, statement of teaching philosophy, statement of research interests, and 3 references. Applications may also be sent electronically to rechum@ots.ac.cr. Posted: 10/29/12.

Course Coordinators in Tropical Biology: The Organization for Tropical Studies (OTS) is seeking applicants for the positions of Graduate course coordinator and co-coordinator for Tropical Biology: An Ecological Approach in Costa Rica. This is an intensive, four or six week course in field research and tropical ecology for 22 graduate students. This classic OTS field course, also called the “Fundamentals Course” has trained tropical biologists since the 1960s. At its heart lie the highly regarded OTS “field problems” which focus on the formulation of feasible research questions, experimental design, data collection, analysis, and oral and written presentations. The Tropical Biology Fundamentals course will be offered in late December to early January (4 week course) and in June and July (6 week course) every year from 2014. See the full job ad for details. Posted: 10/15/12.

Academic Coordinator, Center for Environmental Biology: The Center for Environmental Biology (CEB) in the School of Biological Sciences, University of California, Irvine (UCI), invites applications for the full-time position of Academic Coordinator. The mission of CEB is to link academic research with ecosystem management and stewardship of natural resources, and to educate the next generation of environmental biologist and stewards. Under the direction of the CEB Director, the incumbent will develop and coordinate research and educational engagement activities with key university stakeholders, including California State Parks, Irvine Ranch Conservancy, Nature Reserve of Orange County, Orange County Parks, the Back Bay Science Center, and other regional partners. The duties associated with this coordinator include initiating, coordinating and operating undergraduate research and education experiences, K-12 curriculum development and program activities, graduate student engagement in outreach experiences, and public programs connecting university scholarship to diverse audiences. Additionally, the incumbent will be involved in the ecosystem conservation research programs of CEB and contribute to the stakeholder-driven science activities. Additional activities may include providing research training to undergraduates, teaching non-credit workshops, tutorials and seminars to prepare undergraduate and graduate students in ecological and evolutionary biology. The incumbent will work with other programs at UCI, including the CalTeach program on synergistic activities using CEB and Biological Science resources for new teacher training and teacher professional development. Requirements: Must have completed or be in the process of completing Ph.D. in biological sciences or related fields, pedagogical training and experience, research experience and training in ecological sciences. Minimum starting salary is $45,732 plus benefits. Review of applications will begin on March 1, 2013 and the recruitment will remain open until filled. Please send via post or email a cover letter, C.V. and the names of three references to: Dr. Travis E. Huxman (thuxman@uci.edu), Director, Center for Environmental Biology, Professor, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, School of Biological Sciences, 449 Steinhaus Hall, University of California, Irvine, Irvine CA, 92697-2527. Posted: 2/14/13.

Lecturer in Wildlife Policy and Ecology: The Department of Wildlife Ecology at the University of Maine is seeking applications for an academic year Lecturer position in wildlife policy/ecology and human dimensions of wildlife management. The position will be 100% teaching and will include undergraduate advising Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. This appointment is for an initial one-year term, with continuation contingent upon program needs, funding availability, and satisfactory performance. Responsibilities: Teaching – The successful candidate will be expected to teach or co-teach up to 15 credit hours with two undergraduate courses in the Fall semester, two courses in the Spring semester and a course section during the spring May-term. The courses include Wildlife Policy and Administration (WLE 470/570: fall); Ecology Laboratory (WLE 201: fall); Senior Seminar in Ecology & Environmental Sciences (EES 490: spring), another course as needed or that is based on expertise of candidate (spring), and Wildlife Field Survey (WLE 250: May-term). Additionally, this individual will serve as academic advisor to approximately 25 undergraduate students. Qualifications: An earned Ph.D. (or ABD) in a relevant area of wildlife policy, ecology and management, by date of hire. Prior teaching experience and field experience is required. Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate with students and professional colleagues is essential. Preference will be given to candidates with a background in research and an interest in human dimensions of wildlife management who can provide effective instruction in both classroom and field settings. TO APPLY: Submit a PDF document containing: 1) a cover letter indicating disciplinary focus, professional activities, teaching interests and experience, and other information relevant to meeting the position qualification; 2) a C.V. including documentation of teaching and research interests and experience: 3) details of post-secondary course work (copies of transcripts or other listing); and 4) names of 5 potential references with addresses and phone numbers and three official letters of recommendation from a subset of those individuals. All application materials and questions regarding the position should be sent to: Dr. Judith Rhymer, Chair of Search Committee, um.facultysearch@maine.edu with subject heading “Wildlife Policy Search”. Incomplete applications cannot be considered. Posted: 4/15/13.

Resident Lecturer, Savanna Ecology: University of Cape Town. Undergraduate Study Abroad Programme in Savanna Ecology, Kruger National Park. The School of Animal Plant and Environmental Sciences seeks applicants for its field-based undergraduate programme in Savanna ecology, run in partnership with The Organisation of Tropical Studies, University of Cape Town and the Kruger National Park. The programme, based in Skukuza, Kruger National Park, accepts students from both South Africa and the USA. We are seeking to fill the post in August 2013. It is a five-year grant-funded contract with probation that is renewable, based on performance. The successful applicants will work closely with other staff and the Programme Director in the design and implementation of rigorous programmes of field research, ecology, conservation, policy, and history and culture of the host country (South Africa). They would also be responsible for team teaching and the supervision of independent research projects undertaken by students. Qualifications: * PhD in biology, ecology, conservation biology or related field * Research experience in African ecosystems * An aptitude for Natural History * A strong interest in and disposition for team teaching and interdisciplinary collaboration * Experience in field based education group learning and interactive, experiential teaching * Excellent oral and written communication skills in English * Experience with the US education system is highly desirable Further information can be obtained from Dr Laurence Kruger, contactable at Laurence.Kruger@uct.ac.za . To apply send CV with covering letter, statement of teaching philosophy and research interests, sample publications and full contact details of three referees. External applicants are invited to apply by registering their profile on https://irec.wits.ac.za/ and submitting applications. Closing Date: 9 June 2013. Posted: 5/31/13.

Resident Lecturer in Tropical Coastal Ecology: The central theme of The School for Field Studies (SFS) Panama study abroad program is "islands as a delicate system," with emphasis on the resources of Panama's spectacular coastal and marine environments. The Tropical Coastal Ecology is a course that will provide fundamental knowledge necessary to understand the main ecological processes and interactions in a fragile marine island ecosystem. The successful candidate will provide high quality, modern and experiential teaching in critical environmental issues in an interdisciplinary curriculum and participate fully in the implementation of the program's research plan that addresses these issues. This is a 10 month contract position starting in mid-August, 2013 and ending in mid-May, 2014 with the possibility for continuance in the fall semester of 2014. For details, see the full job ad. Posted: 6/4/13.

Lecturer in Environmental Policy & Socioeconomic Values: The new School for Field Studies program on Tropical Island Biodiversity and Conservation Studies (TIBS), located in Bocas del Toro, Panama, seeks an enthusiastic, team-oriented individual to serve as part of a residential team of faculty and staff that delivers an interdisciplinary, hands-on learning experience to students spending a semester abroad. TIBS is a new initiative that complements our current Marine Resource Management Program in the Turks and Caicos Islands with a thematic focus on the tropical island ecosystems, including the coastal and terrestrial ecosystems and the economic and sociocultural systems unique to the Bocas del Toro archipelago in the Panamanian Caribbean. This position is for a resident lecturer to teach the Environmental Policy and Socioeconomics course and co-teach Principles of Resource Management with another resident lecturer during the spring 2013 semester (February to May). Resident lecturers also lead designated components of the research plan and, as part of this, oversee, mentor, and grade the student Directed Research projects. The successful candidate will provide high impact, experiential teaching and participate fully in the implementation of the Center's multi-year research plan that addresses these issues. See the full job ad for details and to apply. Posted: 10/3/12.

Senior Policy Researcher: Climate Change Mitigation: The Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI) seeks a senior level researcher to build upon and expand SEI’s climate change mitigation research in the forestry, land use and agriculture sectors. SEI is an independent international research organization working on sustainable development issues at local, national, and global policy levels. One of seven centers that span four continents, SEI’s U.S. Center maintains offices in Somerville (MA), Davis (CA), and Seattle (WA). This position will be located at the Seattle office, which focuses on climate change policy with a particular interest in the role of energy, land use, and consumption in mitigating global GHG emissions. For details and to apply, see the full position description. Posted: 9/10/12.

Senior Science Advisor for Environments: I am requesting your assistance in circulating the following Ecosystems Mission Area position announcement for the Senior Science Advisor for Environments at the U.S. Geological Survey in Reston, VA. The SSA for Environments is a GS-15 level position that reports to the Deputy Associate Director, with responsibility to manage a diverse portfolio of landscape science research programs including Terrestrial, Freshwater, and Marine Environments Program; Status and Trends Program; Priority Ecosystems; DOI on the Landscape: and Wyoming Landscape. This position also supervises the Fire & Natural Hazards Coordinator and the Phenology Network Director. The vacancy is open to all sources and closes on September 12. USAJOBS Links: DEU: ATL-2012-0676, MP: ATL-2012-0677. Once on the site, hit "Apply Now" which will take you into USAJOBs to log in and apply. Thanks, Bill Lellis, Deputy Associate Director, Ecosystems. Posted: 8/17/12.

Branch Chief, Aquatic Ecology: A vacancy announcement is now open to fill the Branch Chief position at the USGS Northern Appalachian Research Laboratory, located in Wellsboro, PA, USA. This is an exciting opportunity to lead an aquatic ecology research laboratory. The mission of the NARL is to conduct research to restore, enhance, and maintain aquatic-based resources in northern Appalachia and elsewhere in the Nation. Research involves, but is not limited to, ecological assessment and restoration, genomics and population genetics, environmental chemistry, aquacultural techniques, and nutritional physiology. Research planning is coordinated with other research components of the Leetown Science Center located in Kearneysville, West Virginia (Fish Health Laboratory and Aquatic Ecology Branch) and Turners Falls, Massachusetts (S.O. Conte Anadromous Fish Laboratory), to maximize resources regionally and to reflect complementary missions and capabilities in addressing biological, aquatic ecology, and fisheries science research needs in the northeastern United States. Current major resource issues in northern Appalachia that relate to NARL work include natural gas extraction from the Marcellus Shale, climate change, coal mining, dams and dam removal, unique aquatic assemblages and ecosystems, water supplies and recreation for 35 million people, and water resource issues for the Delaware and Chesapeake Bay watersheds. Foreseeable research opportunities at NARL will involve aquatic ecosystem sustainability, land use impacts and remediation methods, dam removal and restoration of fisheries, invasive plants and animals in lentic and lotic ecosystems, and conservation strategies for endangered or at-risk organisms. For more information and to apply, go to the vacancy announcement on USAJobs (Announcement Number: ATL-2012-0575). Closes: 8/17/12. Posted: 8/2/12.

Executive Officer, BIO IOS: The National Science Foundation is seeking senior scientists to fill a position as Executive Officer in the Integrative Organismal Systems (IOS) Division of the Biological Sciences Directorate. Additional details can be found the attached Word Document, and on the official USAJOBS web site: IOS-2013-0002. If you are not yet a senior investigator or are not interested in serving as the IOS Executive Officer, please consider sharing the position information with your well-qualified colleagues. Deadline: 1/04/2013. Posted: 12/19/12.

Head, Surface Earth Processes Section: The Division of Earth Sciences at the National Science Foundation is searching for a candidate for the position of Head of the Surface Earth Processes Section, which oversees the following programs: Education and Human Resources, Sedimentary Geology and Paleobiology, Hydrologic Sciences, Geomorphology and Land Use Dynamics, and Geobiology and Low-Temperature Geochemistry. This is a leadership position within the NSF organization and government. It is a Senior Executive Service position that can be occupied as a permanent government employee, or a rotator or IPA. If you are interested in applying, make sure to complete the five qualification areas. You can also include letters of recommendation with the application. Details of the position and application. Closing Date: 5/29/2013. Posted: 5/6/13.

Director, Division of Environmental Biology: The Division of Environmental Biology (DEB) at the National Science Foundation in Arlington, VA, is looking for a Division Director. This is a position for a rotator rather than a permanent position; rotators in DEB typically hold a faculty position from which they either are assigned to NSF or take a leave to be directly employed by NSF for one to four years. The salary range is $155-174k per year. For information and to apply, please go to https://www.usajobs.gov/, Job Announcement Number: DEB-2013-0003. DEB is the division of NSF that funds most ecological research. Not surprisingly, the Division Director is often a member of the Ecological Society of America (e.g., the current and previous one were). Closes: 3/8/13. Posted: 2/20/13.

Executive Director: The National Center for Science Education, a non-profit organization that defends the teaching of evolution and climate science, seeks a new Executive Director to serve as chief executive officer and public face of NCSE. Prospective candidates should have: a Ph.D. or the equivalent in a field related to science and/or science education; biology, geology, science education, and climate science are particularly desirable a record of scholarly research and publication a record of outreach to the public on science education issues experience in teaching in formal (K-12 or college) or informal (e.g., museum) settings knowledge of non-profit management and finance (experience preferred) experience in fundraising and development with foundations and individual donors superb communication skills, both written and oral a high degree of computer literacy, including expertise with social media and digital communication the ability to work cooperatively and manage effectively a record of effective involvement with public controversies over evolution and/or climate science the ability to work effectively and diplomatically with diverse communities and allies. For details, see the full job ad and NCSE's Scott to retire. Posted: 5/7/13.

Executive Director, Global Carbon Project: The Global Carbon Project is seeking to appoint a highly motivated and independent person as Executive Director of International Project Office (IPO) in Tsukuba, Japan, located at the Center for Global Environmental Research of the National Institute for Environmental Studies (NIES). The successful candidate will work with the GCP Science Steering Committee (SSC), and other GCP offices to implement the science framework of the GCP, particularly in the area of urban carbon management. We are seeking a person with excellent working knowledge of the policy-relevant scientific objectives of the GCP and a keen interest in devising methods to integrate social and policy sciences into the understanding of the carbon-climate system as a coupled human/natural system. The Tsukuba IPO is especially focused on fostering and coordinating research related integrating the human and natural dimensions of the global carbon cycle and global/regional/urban carbon management. We especially welcome applicants with expertise, demonstrated international leadership, and desire to work at the intersection between urban carbon management, development policy, water and energy sustainability, regional and global assessments on urban carbon emission, and ways to include cities as major actors. Increasing attention is being paid to the roles of cities in both climate change mitigation and adaptation. The GCP's Science Framework and research to date has positioned it to become a leader in these areas. Post-graduate qualifications (preferably a Ph.D.) are essential. The appointee will have demonstrated high organizational, communication and interpersonal skills; experience in a research field with demonstrated ability to undertake and lead international research coordination and write their findings in professional journals. This appointment is for 3 years, with the possibility of extension subject to funding, past performance, and evaluation by GCP and its local hosts. The successful candidate will be invited to commence the job as early as possible in 2013. Closing date for applications: 19th Nov. 2012, Japan time. Please send your application by email, including descriptions of skills, qualifications and work achievements, and contact details of three referees, to Ms. Yukako Ojima (ojima.yukako@nies.go.jp). Further information on the position and the GCP is available from Pep Canadell (pep.canadell@csiro.au), or local host Yoshiki Yamagata (yamagata@nies.go.jp). Salary 6-7 Million Yen (US$ 75-85k) per year (before tax). Posted: 10/17/12.

Executive Director: The Mount St. Helens Institute is seeking an executive director. The Institute's mission is to connect people with the Mount St. Helens landscape by providing educational and recreational opportunities. A strong background in science education is highly valued in addition to strong leadership, administrative, and fundraising skills and experience. For details and to apply, see the full job ad. Although the priority date has already passed, applications received by May 17 will still receive full consideration. Posted: 5/6/13.

Executive Director: The Huyck Preserve in Rensselaerville, NY seeks an Executive Director who will ensure that the Preserve’s current vibrant programs and accomplishments will continue and grow. As the Preserve’s chief operating officer, the ED reports to the board of directors and the board’s executive committee and is primarily responsible for helping the Preserve to continue the successful fulfillment of its mission. The ED position is an exciting opportunity for a multi-tasker who will enjoy overseeing and working with a small, genial team on a variety of endeavors. We will start reviewing applications soon but we will continue to accept applications for the next few weeks. For details, see the full job ad at the link above. Posted: 10/15/12.

Director, Strategic Energy Analysis Center: The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (Golden, CO). The job description is posted at http://www.nrel.gov/employment/job_openings.html, requisition number 3122BR. Here is a summary of key points: NREL and the Strategic Energy Analysis Center (SEAC) conduct a broad range of energy analysis in support of NREL programs and initiatives, DOE's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), technology transfer, and the greater energy community. SEAC integrates and supports the energy analysis functions located in many of the Laboratory's research programs and technology centers. With offices in Washington, D.C., and Golden, Colorado, SEAC promotes understanding and collaboration through partnerships, publications, and various on-line resources. The SEAC Center Director provides technical vision, strategic leadership and guidance, capability and intellectual asset stewardship, and management and direction for the Center. Elements include developing the strategic direction to be relevant to the evolving needs of Department of Energy (DOE), other clients and stakeholders seeking credible information and analysis on how energy technologies, policies, and markets may evolve, leading the development and enhancement of technical capabilities, tools, and models that distinguish NREL's analysis roles and enhance the value they bring in guiding RD&D programs, investment, and policy decisions, delivering world-class, quality analysis results in peer-reviewed publications and in high-impact forums and representing NREL's efforts in analysis at technical, business, and stakeholder events, both nationally and internationally. You can learn more about NREL's Energy Analysis. Posted: 6/21/13.

NEON Observatory Director: Reporting to the National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON), Inc. Chief Executive Officer, the NEON Observatory Director is responsible for leading the Observatory and ensuring that the Observatory fulfills its scientific and educational mission. The Director leads a multi-disciplinary scientific, education, and technical staff to provide highly reliable data, infrastructure, and scientific resources to a diversity of stakeholders. The Director is responsible for developing and managing the annual observatory budget, work plan, and reporting to the NSF. NEON Director Role: Lead, maintain and operate a transformative, research Observatory to fulfill its scientific and educational mission. Serve as the principal NEON, Inc. spokesperson to the scientific communities on matters related to NEON science and Observatory capabilities. Serve as Co-PI with NEON, Inc. CEO on Observatory funding awards from NSF or other Federal Agencies. Required Experience: PhD with at least 10 years of scientific expertise in Ecology or related discipline to the NEON Science mission and an established record of achievement in these disciplines. Demonstrated strong scientific leadership, wide-ranging experience, and advanced scientific knowledge of ecological science. Proven track record in leading a large scientific program and/or the operation and management of a research facility. Supervised an organization of 20+ people. Proven track record in leading, developing, motivating, managing and retaining diverse scientific, education, and technical staff. 7+ years’ recent experience in federal, institutional and international relations. Deep and demonstrated experience in program budgeting and fiscal management. NEON, Inc. is inviting applications for this position and is also soliciting nominations from the community-at- large. Applications will be reviewed beginning October 12, 2012. Applications must include: a curriculum vitae, information on relevant experience and accomplishments, and the names of three professional references. APPLY at: http://www.neoninc.org/jobs/NEONObservatoryDirector. Posted: 8/17/12, revised: 10/11/12.

Associate Director, Tyson Research Center: Washington University in St. Louis has an immediate need for an Associate Director of its environmental field station, Tyson Research Center. The Associate Director position is a fulltime, 12 month, non-tenure-track academic position, and the successful candidate will participate in all aspects of the field station's mission and activities. Primary duties include: 1) Facilitation and promotion of Tyson's academic mission of research, teaching, and outreach in environmental biology and related disciplines. 2) Development of an active research program at Tyson in the candidate's area of expertise and that involves Washington University undergraduate students; 3) Oversight, management, and planning of day-to-day support operations at Tyson, including supervision of 3-6 field station staff; 4) Collaboration with the Director and other administrative and academic units at Washington University to plan and ensure the long-term success of Tyson as a unit of the University. Although non-tenure-track, this is a career academic position with significant opportunity for research, teaching, and outreach in environmental biology. Compensation includes a competitive salary and full benefits. Some internal research funds are available for use by the Associate Director, although it is expected that major research projects will be externally funded. Opportunities for involvement in academic departments at Washington University are available and are encouraged and adjunct faculty status is possible. For full details position details, please visit http://tyson.wustl.edu/news/TysonAD.pdf. To apply, applicants should email a single .pdf file to TysonADSearch@biology2.wustl.edu, including the following: 1) A cover letter, 2) a 1-2 page statement of research interests, including some information on your future goals and how they may align with the resources available at Tyson, 3) a CV, and 4) contact information for three professional references. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Applications received by April 30, 2013 will receive full consideration. Questions regarding the search process can be directed to Kevin G. Smith, Interim Director, Tyson Research Center at kgs@wustl.edu. Posted: 3/29/13.

Arboretum Director: The Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Alabama. This position is Regular Full-time (Benefits eligible), reporting to the Department Chair. The Arboretum Director provides leadership and vision for the Arboretum's physical, educational, research service and visitor service operations. The Director oversees the day-to-day maintenance of the Arboretum and supervision of personnel. The Director is expected to provide leadership in developing, budgeting, and administering operational and fundraising activities including actively pursuing grant opportunities, and communicating with administrators, staff, faculty, and students. Required Minimum Qualifications: A Master's degree in a related field and at least one (1) year of relevant experience, preferably supervisory experience, and a demonstrated record of accomplishments with evidence for scholarly and/or research. Preferred: Master's degree in horticulture, landscape architecture, or plant biology. Ph.D. in a relevant field preferred, and a record of leadership, programmatic vision, and managing staff. Requisition Number 007306. Pay $35-50k. Close Date 02-01-2013. Apply at: https://staffjobs.ua.edu/ (Requisition Number 007306). Posted: 1/10/13.

Research Manager: Earthwatch Institute. Location: Boston, US or Oxford, UK. The objective of this role is to provide the framework, strategic direction and leadership for Earthwatch’s global research program around sustainable landscapes and ecosystems. This position will design and deliver a powerful, integrated Research program for use across all Earthwatch regions, which advances that Research Agenda and enables the program teams to deliver an excellent Earthwatch experience* which advances mission objectives, makes best use of resources and meets or exceeds customer expectations. The Research Manager will provide the scientific vision necessary to identify important issues, work inter-departmentally and across regions to help design programs to address core issues pertinent to the Research Area, and to produce high quality proposals that lead to funding from corporations, foundations and individuals to expand the programs further. For details, see the full job ad. Posted: 12/21/12.

California Islands Ecologist: The Nature Conservancy, Ventura, California. The Channel Islands of California are globally renowned conservation priorities. The California Islands Ecologist provides scientific leadership and support for the Conservancy’s projects and initiatives on Santa Cruz Island and the broader Channel Islands system. The California Islands Ecologist leads and supports planning and implementation of biodiversity conservation, threat abatement, ecosystem restoration, and ecological monitoring projects. S/he coordinates and advances the Conservancy’s Santa Cruz Island applied research agenda and facilitates field work and logistical support for research, project development and monitoring. S/he independently identifies conservation issues and information gaps and applies the scientific approach to address those issues. S/he participates on multidisciplinary teams with Conservancy staff and partners to develop ecosystem conservation strategies. S/he develops and leverages a network of external scientific colleagues, collaborators, partners and students to deliver information needed to advance the Conservancy’s conservation strategies and objectives. S/he conducts field surveys, assessments and research, manages data, writes project reports and proposals, and delivers conservation tools, biodiversity data, field services and training to Conservancy staff and its partners. S/he writes and manages grants and contracts. S/he writes and submits for publication research papers and other articles on the biodiversity, ecology and management of the Channel Islands. S/he presents talks on island biodiversity, ecology and conservation management to audiences ranging from Conservancy leadership to museum and volunteer groups to scientific conferences and symposia. For more information and to apply, please visit www.nature.org/careers and search for job ID# 40817 in the keyword search. Deadline: 2/15/13. Posted: 2/14/13.

Project Director, California Islands Program: The Channel Islands of California are globally renowned conservation priorities. For over three decades, The Nature Conservancy has worked with the National Park Service, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the California Department of Fish and Game and other partners to engage in an intensive, science-based restoration program designed to revitalize the natural communities of the islands. Today, Santa Cruz Island (SCI), 76% of which is owned by TNC, has emerged as a leading example for successful island restoration and innovative conservation. TNC and its partners remain focused on preserving the islands unique plants and animals and sharing lessons learned in island restoration with other island conservation projects around the world. TNC’s vision for the California Islands Program utilizes SCI as a platform to influence, promote and collaborate in the restoration and ecological enhancement of islands of conservation importance, in and beyond California. The California Islands Program Director reports to the South Coast and Deserts Regional Director and oversees all aspects of the Program. The Program is complex and multifaceted, comprised of a suite of varied activities designed to achieve the Conservancy’s mission including research, restoration, adaptive land management, lease and contract oversight, outreach, communications, facilities management, and a robust visitation program. The Director serves as the Program’s principal contact with government agencies, other conservation organizations, contractors, donors and research institutions (SCI is the site of active research in ecology, conservation biology, geology, paleontology, and archeology, among other fields). S/he plays a leading role in the identification, cultivation and stewardship of supporters and partners. For more information and to apply, please visit www.nature.org/careers and search for job ID# 40663 in the keyword search. Posted: 1/8/13.

Research Director: Mountain Studies Institute (MSI) seeks a Research Director to lead, coordinate, and promote research projects for a mountain research and education non-profit based in Silverton, Colorado. The ideal candidate will facilitate the growth of MSI's research program through collaboration with MSI's partner institutions, land managers, scientists, and students. PhD (preferred) or masters in a relevant field to MSI's research areas and grant writing/funding experience required. Applications accepted until February 18, 2013 for full consideration. Please see www.mountainstudies.org under Opportunities for more information or contact Marcie Demmy Bidwell (marcie@mountainstudies.org). MSI is a not-for-profit mountain research and education institution with a high elevation field station in Silverton and additional offices and laboratory access in Durango, 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. Additionally, MSI provides facilities and support for researchers, educators, and the general public who are interested learning from and experiencing the San Juan Mountain region. MSI collaborates with our partners to provide problem-oriented, interdisciplinary research, monitoring, public forums, courses, and conferences that address relevant community challenges, evaluate information needs, and seek solutions for natural resource issues. Posted: 1/25/13.

Ecology Research Director: The Conservation Research Center of Teton Science Schools (Jackson, Wyoming) seeks a full-time (12 month) ecology research program director to coordinate all aspects of Teton Science Schools’ applied wildlife research program. Ph.D. in wildlife biology, ecology or related field required. Successful applicant must be eligible for adjunct status with the University of Wyoming. Salary $55-65k (commensurate with experience), including competitive benefits package. Closing Date: Aug 31, 2012 or until filled (applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis) Preferred Start Date: Oct 1, 2012. The Research Director will be responsible for management and direction of the Conservation Research Center’s (CRC) ecology research program. The position will focus specifically on questions related to the effects of land management on wildlife populations. Duties will include study design, data analysis, publication, program funding, partnership development and occasional field data collection. The successful applicant will lead existing CRC research projects, while also developing original research that is coordinated with other Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem partners and research affiliates (including the University of Wyoming). New projects will be consistent with the CRC research program strategic plan. The position requires close collaboration with project partners such as government agencies, academia, non-profits, community members and private donors to ensure that research goals are achieved. Additional position duties include project administration, employee supervision, budget management and strategic planning. Limited teaching may be required. Applicants must have experience in wildlife research. Preferred candidates will have experience in ungulate research, transportation ecology, GPS-collar data analyses, non-profit organizations and an interest in wildlife disease. For more details and to apply, see the Teton Science Schools’ employment page. Posted: 8/17/12.

Conservation Research Program Director: The Institute for Applied Ecology seeks a Conservation Research Program Director with exceptional communication skills and a research background in species and habitat conservation on public and private lands. We seek a qualified botanist or plant ecologist to manage of our Plant Conservation Research Program. This program conducts a diversity of studies and long term monitoring of plant populations primarily in Oregon with funding from a diversity of government agencies. Areas of emphasis include evaluation of habitat management practices on rare plant and butterfly populations, habitat restoration and species reintroduction; development of invasive species assessment and control methods; assessing effects of climate change; conducting population viability analysis; and long-term population monitoring. There will also be some opportunity to initiate new research, particularly in collaboration with program partners. This position will join our technical staff of able ecologists, and will work with a diversity of federal and state agencies to implement a wide range of projects, mostly on federal lands. For details, see the full job ad for details. Applications will be reviewed as received until August 20, 2012. Posted: 7/11/12.