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Climate, Soils, and Plant-Animal Thermal Environments University of California, Santa Cruz 7/1/14 5/27/14
Quantitative Ecology Michigan State University  6/30/14 6/30/14
Plant Energy Biology (6 positions) Australian National University 5/31/14 5/8/14
Cropping Systems Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center, Uvalde 5/25/14 5/9/14
Vegetable Physiology Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center, Uvalde 5/25/14 5/9/14
Environmental Plant Physiology (3 positions) USDA Global Change and Photosynthesis Research Unit  5/23/14 5/23/14
Climate Change and Species Interactions Michigan State University 5/2/14 4/17/14
Sustainable Forests Education Cooperative Program Manager University of Minnesota 4/24/14 3/26/14
Forest Ecology/Remote Sensing South Dakota State University 4/21/14 3/12/14
Carbon Cycle/Greenhouse Gas Modeling University of Wisconsin, Madison  4/17/14 4/17/14
Land-use and Climate Change/Water and Greenhouse Gas Interactions of Shale Gas and Hydraulic Fracturing (2 positions) Stanford University 4/15/14 3/6/14
Computational Community and Global Change Ecology University of Kansas  4/9/14 4/9/14
Technology Development for Agricultural Water Use/Crop Evapotranspiration USDA-ARS/University of California, Davis  3/26/14 3/26/14
Biogeochemistry of Bioenergy Crops University of Illinois  3/21/14 3/21/14
Metagenomic Microbial Community Analysis University of Kansas 3/21/14 3/7/14
Visiting Lecturer, Environmental Sciences Northwestern University 3/15/14 2/11/14
Applications Analyst/Applications Scientist (2 positions) LI-COR Biosciences  2/21/14 2/21/14
Plant/Ecosystem Water Cycling and Forest Stress Monitoring North Carolina State University  2/11/14 2/11/14

All Positions

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Title Location Review Posted
Mathematical Biology University of Tennessee 9/1/14 6/6/14
Plant Genomics and Genetic Resources MTT Agrifood Research Finland 8/15/14 6/30/14
Metapopulation Dynamics in Hierarchical, Dynamic Landscapes Swedish Species Information Centre 8/8/14 6/30/14
Adaptive Management/Stream Restoration for Anadromous Fishes Oregon State University 8/8/14 6/6/14
Bat Ecology University of Florida 8/1/14 6/9/14
Population Modeling of Piping Plovers SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry 7/31/14 6/6/14
Species Distribution Modelling and Fire Ecology U.S. Geological Survey Forest and Rangeland Ecosystem Science Center 7/11/14 6/30/14
Director, Patuxent Wildlife Research Center US Geological Survey 7/11/14 6/6/14
Drivers of Bonefish Decline in Everglades Florida International University 7/7/14 6/30/14
Temporal Scaling of Ecosystem Processes Kansas State University 7/7/14 6/30/14
Evolutionary Ecology Villanova University 7/5/14 6/30/14
Benthic Algal Community Ecology Florida International University 7/1/14 6/6/14
Ecological Informatics and GIS University of California Riverside 7/1/14 6/6/14
Hummingbird Ecology and Climate Change Stony Brook University 7/1/14 6/5/14
Climate, Soils, and Plant-Animal Thermal Environments University of California, Santa Cruz 7/1/14 5/27/14
Integrative Biodiversity German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research  6/30/14 6/30/14
Quantitative Ecology Michigan State University  6/30/14 6/30/14
Plant Sciences/Genetics, Grasses University of Missouri 6/30/14 6/9/14
Evolutionary Genomics Washington State University 6/30/14 6/6/14
Ancient DNA and Phylogenetics University of California Merced 6/30/14 6/6/14
Walleye Fishery Dynamics University of Wisconsin-Madison 6/27/14 6/6/14
Comparative Animal & Plant Demography Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research (Germany or Denmark) 6/25/14 6/6/14
Landscape Genetics University of California Berkeley 6/25/14 5/27/14
Ecology or Oceanography University of California, Santa Cruz 6/23/14 6/9/14
Quantitative Ecology York University (Canada) 6/20/14 6/6/14
Branch Chief, Great Lakes Modeling and Forecasting NOAA Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory 6/19/14 6/10/14
Stable Isotopes in Plants and Soil University of Tübingen (Germany) 6/17/14 5/23/14
Plant Ecology/Remote Sensing USGS Southwest Biological Science Center 6/16/14 6/6/14
Executive Director, Sutton Avian Research Center University of Oklahoma 6/16/14 4/30/14
Wildlife Disease Modeling University of Wisconsin 6/15/14 6/9/14
Wetland Biogeochemistry and Microbial Ecology Virginia Commonwealth University 6/15/14 6/9/14
Executive Director, Center for Plant Conservation Missouri Botanical Garden 6/15/14 4/23/14
Soil Functional Ecology Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique (France) 6/15/14 4/16/14
Project Coordinator, Climate Change Impacts University of Massachusetts Amherst 6/13/14 6/6/14
Climate Impacts Expert University of Massachusetts Amherst 6/13/14 6/6/14
Evolutionary Ecology, Zooplankton University of Connecticut  6/9/14 6/9/14
Ecosystem Modeling of Biogeochemical Processes University of Texas at El Paso  6/9/14 6/9/14
Gulf of Alaska Ecological Synthesis University of California Santa Barbara 6/9/14 5/8/14
Soil Biology/Ecology Michigan State University  6/6/14 6/6/14
Agroecology Pennsylvania State University  6/6/14 6/6/14
Ecology Research and Teaching Loyola University Chicago  6/6/14 6/6/14
Disease Ecology University of Minnesota  6/6/14 6/6/14
DNA-based Diagnostics for Spruce Budworm and its Parasitoids University of Guelph (Canada)  6/6/14 6/6/14
Insect Behavioral Ecology/Plant-Insect Interactions Pennsylvania State University  6/6/14 6/6/14
Plant Pathogen Ecology and Metagenomics Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada  6/5/14 6/5/14
Ecosystem Biogeochemistry University of Montana  6/5/14 6/5/14
Biological Oceanography Integrated Statistics  6/5/14 6/5/14
Movement Ecology Goethe University Frankfurt (Germany) 6/4/14 5/8/14
Invasion of New Fish Species in Arctic Lakes University of Helsinki (Finland) 6/2/14 5/7/14
Design of Sustainable Sugarcane Production Landscapes University of California, Berkeley 6/2/14 5/7/14
Sustainable Woody Bioenergy Production University of California, Berkeley 6/2/14 5/7/14
Population/Community/Evolutionary Ecology University of Calgary (Canada) 6/1/14 4/29/14
Molecular Interactions Controlling Soil Carbon Sequestration Lund University (Sweden) 6/1/14 3/28/14
Plant Energy Biology (6 positions) Australian National University 5/31/14 5/8/14
Ecology/C Cycling in Southern U.S. Grasslands Iowa State University 5/31/14 4/16/14
Evolution of Mutualisms Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam (Netherlands) 5/30/14 3/20/14
Sustainability of Food and Bioenergy Systems University of Minnesota  5/27/14 5/27/14
Dryland Ecohydrology & Vegetation Dynamics USGS Southwest Biological Science Center/University of Wyoming 5/27/14 5/9/14
Cropping Systems Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center, Uvalde 5/25/14 5/9/14
Vegetable Physiology Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center, Uvalde 5/25/14 5/9/14
Carbon and Energy Fluxes USDA ARS Northwest Watershed Research Center  5/23/14 5/23/14
Digital Soil Mapping University of Arizona  5/23/14 5/23/14
Biology and Learning Sciences (3 positions) Exploratorium Institute for Research and Learning  5/23/14 5/23/14
Environmental Plant Physiology (3 positions) USDA Global Change and Photosynthesis Research Unit  5/23/14 5/23/14
Ecoinformatics USDA National Agricultural Library 5/22/14 5/9/14
Director of Environmental Stewardship University of the South 5/21/14 5/7/14
Inventory and Monitoring Ecologist National Park Service 5/16/14 5/8/14
Butterfly Evolutionary Ecology University of Florida 5/16/14 4/24/14
Isotope Biogeochemistry Lecturer and Laboratory Manager University of Massachusetts Amherst 5/15/14 5/1/14
Carbon Dynamics of Tropical Peatlands Arizona State University 5/15/14 4/29/14
Savanna-Forest Long-Term Biome Dynamics Yale University 5/15/14 4/25/14
Avian and Predator Occupancy of CRP Fields Southern Illinois University 5/15/14 4/17/14
Evolution of Terrestrial Ecosystems Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History 5/15/14 4/16/14
Lecturer in Biology Education University of Maine 5/14/14 4/24/14
Biostatistician SUNY-ESF 5/12/14 4/16/14
Metacommunity-/Metaecosystem Ecology University of Zurich/Eawag (Switzerland) 5/10/14 4/16/14
Agriculture-Environment Interactions Stockholm University (Sweden) 5/10/14 3/28/14
Remote Sensing and GIS Specialist Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology (Japan)  5/9/14 5/9/14
Isotope Fractionation During Plant Metabolic Processes Paul Scherrer Institute (Switzerland)  5/9/14 5/9/14
Ecology and Evolution Rice University 5/9/14 4/23/14
Botany Project Manager H. T. Harvey & Associates  5/8/14 5/8/14
Limnology (Modeling/Computational Focus) IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center  5/8/14 5/8/14
Regional Climate Change Specialist USDA 5/8/14 4/29/14
Forest Ecologist and Forest Ecohydrologist (2 positions) Joseph W. Jones Ecological Research Center  5/7/14 5/7/14
Research Ecologist/Soil Scientist/Physical Scientist USDA-ARS Southeast Watershed Research Laboratory 5/6/14 4/3/14
Population/Community Ecology University of Kansas 5/5/14 5/1/14
Microbial Interactions in Marine Plankton University of Rhode Island 5/5/14 4/23/14
Forest Ecology and Disturbances University of Turin (Italy) 5/5/14 3/14/14
Climate Change and Species Interactions Michigan State University 5/2/14 4/17/14
Applied Fire And Vegetation Ecology USDA Forest Service/University of California, Davis  5/1/14 5/1/14
Climate Science Outreach in Agriculture and Forestry University of California at Davis 5/1/14 4/24/14
Biology Education North Dakota State University 5/1/14 4/22/14
Fungal Metagenomics and Ecology University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 5/1/14 4/16/14
Restoration Ecologist - Cooperative Extension University of California, Davis 5/1/14 4/16/14
Director of Science British Trust for Ornithology 5/1/14 4/11/14
Integrated Ecological Forecasting of Malaria Risk in a Changing Climate South Dakota State University 5/1/14 4/3/14
Cloud Forest Ecohydrology and Ecosystem Services University of New Hampshire 5/1/14 4/2/14
Nitrogen and Aquatic Ecosystem Services U.S. Environmental Protection Agency 5/1/14 4/2/14
Microbial Evolutionary Ecology Yale University 5/1/14 4/2/14
Research Geneticist/Ecologist USDA Forest Service Pacific Northwest Research Station 4/30/14 4/16/14
Evolutionary/Community Ecology UC Davis and Cal State, Northridge 4/30/14 4/16/14
Marine Invertebrate Diversity and Algal Blooms Smithsonian Marine Station 4/30/14 4/10/14
Understanding Global Change University of California Museum of Paleontology 4/30/14 3/28/14
Intercomparisons of Biodiversity Models Senckenberg Gesellschaft fuer Naturforschung (Germany) 4/27/14 4/4/14
Coastal Marine Ecologist Marine Resources Research Institute 4/25/14 4/17/14
Bioinformatics/Microbial Ecology University of Oregon 4/25/14 4/2/14
Quantitative Aquatic Ecology/Fisheries University of Illinois 4/25/14 4/2/14
River Zooplankton University of Illinois 4/25/14 4/2/14
Molecular Biologist or Plant Geneticist USDA ARS - US Salinity Laboratory 4/25/14 3/20/14
Forest Molecular Genetics Washington Department of Natural Resources  4/24/14 4/24/14
Sustainable Forests Education Cooperative Program Manager University of Minnesota 4/24/14 3/26/14
Landscape Genetics Texas A&M University  4/23/14 4/23/14
Native and Honey Bee Disease Ecology North Carolina State University  4/23/14 4/23/14
Conservation Biology and Community Ecology of Tibetan Carnivores Peking University (China)  4/23/14 4/23/14
Agroecology Pennsylvania State University  4/23/14 4/23/14
Biodiversity Informatics University of São Paulo (Brazil)/George Washington University 4/22/14 3/26/14
Instructor in Natural Resource Management South Dakota State University 4/21/14 3/26/14
Forest Ecology/Remote Sensing South Dakota State University 4/21/14 3/12/14
Carbon Cycle/Greenhouse Gas Modeling University of Wisconsin, Madison  4/17/14 4/17/14
Lecturer in Animal Ecology Iowa State University 4/17/14 4/9/14
Illegal Bushmeat Trade in Botswana Panthera/Botswana Predator Conservation Trust  4/16/14 4/16/14
Plant Community Assembly and Global Change University of Wisconsin-Madison 4/15/14 4/9/14
Academic Coordinator, Global Health Organization for Tropical Studies (Costa Rica) 4/15/14 3/28/14
Land-use and Climate Change/Water and Greenhouse Gas Interactions of Shale Gas and Hydraulic Fracturing (2 positions) Stanford University 4/15/14 3/6/14
Forest Carbon Monitoring and Modeling University of Minnesota 4/15/14 3/5/14
Socio-Environmental or Cyberinfrastructure Synthesis University of Maryland 4/15/14 2/20/14
Theoretical-Empirical Interface, Duckweed-based Microcosms University of Nebraska  4/11/14 4/11/14
Invasive Species Distributions and Ecosystem Services US Environmental Protection Agency  4/10/14 4/10/14
Intertidal Ecology Claremont Colleges  4/9/14 4/9/14
Instructor, Undergraduate Biology Advisor Virginia Commonwealth University  4/9/14 4/9/14
Computational Community and Global Change Ecology University of Kansas  4/9/14 4/9/14
Fisheries Oceanography Oregon State University 4/7/14 3/27/14
Modelling Animal Communities in Managed Forest/Woodland Caribou and Forest Management (2 positions) Université Laval (Canada) 4/1/14 3/20/14
Nitrogen Biogeochemistry/Stable Isotopes University of Utah 4/1/14 3/20/14
Oil Spill Science (4 positions) University of Florida, Louisiana State University, Auburn University, Texas A&M University 4/1/14 3/5/14
Forest Ecology University of Wyoming 4/1/14 3/5/14
Wetlands Ecology Indiana University 4/1/14 3/5/14
Ecophysiology/Macroecology/Stoichiometry/Nutrients (5 positions) Centre for Ecological Research and Forestry Applications (Spain) 4/1/14 2/17/14
Tropical Agroecosystems Marine Biological Laboratory 4/1/14 2/11/14
Spatial Analyses of Great Lakes Environmental Stressors and Ecosystem Services University of Michigan 4/1/14 2/11/14
Molecular Biology, Ecology, Virus-Vector-Plant Interactions University of California Davis 4/1/14 1/7/14
Extreme Events and Demography of Stream Fish and Salamanders USGS Conte Anadromous Fish Research Center 3/31/14 3/13/14
Restoration Ecology Missouri Botanical Garden 3/31/14 3/13/14
Humid Tropic Agroecology and Farming Systems Bioversity International (Burundi) 3/31/14 3/6/14
Macroinvertebrate Ecology Lewis and Clark Community College 3/31/14 3/5/14
Plant Hydraulics/Drought Stress University of Western Sydney (Australia) 3/31/14 2/19/14
Terrestrial Wildlife Ecologist Lewis and Clark Community College 3/31/14 2/17/14
Human Dimensions Watershed Sustainability Scientist Lewis and Clark Community College 3/31/14 2/17/14
Insect-Fungus Symbiosis University of Florida  3/28/14 3/28/14
Forecasting Recruitment for Marine Fishes National Marine Fisheries Service  3/27/14 3/27/14
Invasive Plant Management, Great Lakes Michigan Technological University  3/26/14 3/26/14
Microbial Metagenomics in Winter Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada  3/26/14 3/26/14
Coral Reef Macroecology in the Anthropocene University of Maryland  3/26/14 3/26/14
Technology Development for Agricultural Water Use/Crop Evapotranspiration USDA-ARS/University of California, Davis  3/26/14 3/26/14
Biogeochemistry of Bioenergy Crops University of Illinois  3/21/14 3/21/14
Eco-Evolutionary Assembly of Ecological Communities (6 positions) University of Groningen (Netherlands)  3/21/14 3/21/14
Metagenomic Microbial Community Analysis University of Kansas 3/21/14 3/7/14
Climate-Fisheries Modeling Gulf of Maine Research Institute 3/21/14 3/6/14
Lecturer in Environmental Studies University of New Hampshire 3/21/14 2/27/14
Quantitative Avian Migration Ecology United States Geological Survey  3/20/14 3/20/14
Grassland Ecology/Vegetation Dynamics University of Nebraska-Lincoln  3/20/14 3/20/14
Modelling of Ecological Speciation Umeå University (Sweden)  3/20/14 3/20/14
Population Biology University of Nebraska-Lincoln  3/20/14 3/20/14
Plant Ecology/Climate Change University of Pennsylvania  3/20/14 3/20/14
Managing Director, Biodiversity and Conservation in Peru Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute 3/17/14 3/13/14
Bumble Bee Pathology USDA-ARS Pollinating Insects Research Unit 3/17/14 2/28/14
Avian Ecology and Acoustics College of William and Mary 3/17/14 2/25/14
Experimental Community Ecology/Restoration of Post-Agricultural Landscapes Michigan State University 3/17/14 2/24/14
Water Quality Outreach Specialist Lewis and Clark Community College 3/16/14 2/19/14
Marine Ecology Smithsonian Institution 3/15/14 2/27/14
Disease Ecology Louisiana State University 3/15/14 2/17/14
Visiting Lecturer, Environmental Sciences Northwestern University 3/15/14 2/11/14
Linking Coastal Nutrient Loading to Coastal Impacts Washington State University Vancouver 3/15/14 2/7/14
Modeling Biological Invasions, Birds Queens College, City University of New York 3/15/14 2/5/14
Teaching Ecology & Environment Cornell University 3/15/14 2/4/14
Lecturer of Biotechnology University of Houston-Clear Lake 3/15/14 2/4/14
Director of First-Year Biology Laboratories Southwestern University  3/13/14 3/13/14
Coupled Natural-Human Systems in Kenya University of Illinois/The Nature Conservancy  3/13/14 3/13/14
Mathematical/Theoretical Disease Ecology North Carolina State University  3/13/14 3/13/14
Ecosystem Ecology University of Cambridge (UK) 3/13/14 2/12/14
Freshwater Ecology Washington State University  3/12/14 3/12/14
Executive Director/Lecturer Western State Colorado University 3/10/14 2/24/14
Extension Educator, Hardwood Biofuels Washington State University 3/10/14 2/18/14
Biodemography University of Washington 3/10/14 2/17/14
Watershed Ecosystem Services University of New Hampshire 3/8/14 2/27/14
Community Ecology/Ecophylogenetics/Climate Science Harvard University  3/7/14 3/7/14
Plant Community Ecologist Southern Illinois University 3/7/14 2/24/14
Plant-Insect Interactions Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences 3/7/14 2/7/14
Associate Scientist, Project BudBurst National Ecological Observatory Network  3/6/14 3/6/14
Bioenergetic Modeling of Antarctic Albatrosses University of South Florida  3/5/14 3/5/14
Boreal Forest Dynamics - Remote Sensing and Ecosystem/Hydrological Models (2 positions) University of Saskatchewan (Canada) 3/3/14 2/11/14
Geographic Ecology of Neanderthals Aarhus University (Denmark) 3/3/14 1/24/14
Wetland Hydrology and Biogeochemistry University of Hawaii 3/1/14 1/30/14
Discipline-Based Education Research University of Nebraska-Lincoln 3/1/14 1/23/14
Ecosystems Science Marine Biological Laboratory 3/1/14 1/21/14
Tropical Ecology/Remote Sensing and Carbon Ecology Carnegie Institution 3/1/14 1/8/14
Global Change and Society Dartmouth College 2/28/14 2/6/14
Polar Regions Science (several positions) University of Washington 2/28/14 1/16/14
Summer Senior Research Fellowship Huyck Preserve and Biological Research Station 2/28/14 12/10/13
Agroecologist Union of Concerned Scientists  2/27/14 2/27/14
Great Lakes Ecology/Environmental Science University of Michigan  2/27/14 2/27/14
Mycorrhizal Functioning University of Western Sydney (Australia) 2/26/14 1/30/14
Quantitative Ecology Utah State University 2/24/14 1/28/14
Executive Director Organic Farming Research Foundation 2/21/14 2/6/14
Applications Analyst/Applications Scientist (2 positions) LI-COR Biosciences  2/21/14 2/21/14
Wetland Ecologist University of Alberta/Alberta Biodiversity Monitoring Institute (Canada) 2/18/14 1/22/14
Watershed Modeling Ohio State University  2/17/14 2/17/14
Lecturer - Biological Sciences Purdue University 2/17/14 1/31/14
Landscape Ecophysiology University of California at Riverside 2/15/14 2/4/14
Warming Experiment Synthesis/Greenhouse Gas Emissions Marine Biological Laboratory 2/15/14 1/30/14
Biodiversity and Climate Variability University of Tulsa 2/15/14 1/22/14
Grassland Food Web Dynamics and Climate Change in California University of Alaska Fairbanks 2/15/14 1/22/14
Species Distribution Modelling Senckenberg Gesellschaft für Naturforschung (Germany) 2/15/14 1/9/14
Assistant Director for Biological Sciences National Science Foundation 2/15/14 12/27/13
Paleobiology and Stable Isotopes Texas A&M University/Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute 2/15/14 1/2/14
Executive Director Putah Creek Council 2/14/14 2/4/14
Animal Ecologist Universität für Bodenkultur Wien (Austria) 2/13/14 1/30/14
Plant/Ecosystem Water Cycling and Forest Stress Monitoring North Carolina State University  2/11/14 2/11/14
Director of Public Affairs Ecological Society of America 2/10/14 1/9/14
Modeling Tree Responses to Environment or Management USFS Pacific Northwest Research Station 2/10/14 1/8/14
Ecoinformatics, Coastal Wetlands Durham University (UK) 2/9/14 1/9/14
Geospatial Analytics Teaching/Associate Director of Professional Education North Carolina State University 2/9/14 12/13/13
Sustainable and Healthy Coastal Ecosystems Texas A&M University at Galveston  2/6/14 2/6/14
Development of Landscape and Climate Indicators for Assessing Stream-Wetland Connectivity U.S. Environmental Protection Agency  2/6/14 2/6/14
Spatial Modeling of Cholera SUNY Upstate Medical University  2/6/14 2/6/14
Quantitative Ecologist Montana State University  2/5/14 2/5/14
Population Modeling of Invasive Fish Ohio State University  2/5/14 2/5/14
Paleontology/Microfossils/Evolution Natural Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution 2/3/14 1/7/14
Aquatic Ecosystem Modeling University of New Hampshire 2/1/14 1/28/14
Oceanography University of California, San Diego 2/1/14 12/5/13
Applied Fisheries Ecology Simon Fraser University (Canada) 1/31/14 1/22/14
Reactive Nitrogen Fluxes from Hydraulic Fracturing University of Pittsburgh 1/31/14 1/17/14
Bioinformatics and Environmental Metagenomics USDA-ARS/University of Maryland 1/31/14 1/9/14
Modeling Oyster Dynamic Energy Budget Louisiana State University 1/31/14 12/30/13
Natural History Survey University of Illinois 1/31/14 12/9/13
Spatial Ecology and Modeling Coupled Human-Natural Systems North Carolina State University 1/31/14 12/5/13
Environmental Change Brown University 1/31/14 11/5/13
Lecturer – Plant Biology University of Toronto Mississauga 1/31/14 9/13/13
Director, Science Action Center Field Museum  1/30/14 1/30/14
Tropical Arthropod Ecology & Behavior University of Louisville  1/28/14 1/28/14
Climate Change Modeling CATIE (Costa Rica)  1/28/14 1/28/14
Ecology and Ecological Genomics of Fire Salamanders University of Haifa (Israel)  1/28/14 1/28/14
Mosquito Ecology-Community Ecology University of Haifa (Israel)  1/28/14 1/28/14
Mathematical Demography and Ecology University of Amsterdam (Netherlands) 1/28/14 1/14/14
Modelling Species Distribution and Dynamics Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences 1/28/14 1/10/14
Quantitative Ecologist Rutgers University 1/28/14 12/30/13
Stream Food Web Ecology Oregon State University  1/24/14 1/24/14
Predator-Prey Ecology University of Kentucky  1/23/14 1/23/14
Wildlife Project Manager H. T. Harvey & Associates  1/23/14 1/23/14
Avian/Raptor Ecologist H. T. Harvey & Associates  1/22/14 1/22/14
Isotope Hydrologist International Atomic Energy Agency (Austria) 1/21/14 12/13/13
Research Wildlife Biologist USDA Forest Service Pacific Northwest Research Station 1/21/14 12/12/13
Conservation Science University of California, Los Angeles 1/20/14 12/12/13
Fine Sediment Transport in Tropical Mountain Watersheds University of Pennsylvania  1/17/14 1/17/14
Climate Change in Headwater Streams USGS Leetown Science Center  1/17/14 1/17/14
Environmental Decisions University of Queensland (Australia) 1/17/14 12/2/13
Evolution of Cooperation Kunming Institute of Zoology (China) 1/17/14 11/4/13
Vivarium Manager Radford University  1/16/14 1/16/14
Agroecology Montana State University  1/16/14 1/16/14
Spatial Ecology and Modeling of Coastal Terrestrial Plant Biodiversity Institut Méditerranéen d'Ecologie & de Biodiversité (France)  1/15/14 1/15/14
Global Ecohydrological Modelling Utrecht University (Netherlands) 1/15/14 12/27/13
Plant Ecology University of Bayreuth (Germany) 1/15/14 12/19/13
Stable Isotope Sciences Smithsonian Institution 1/15/14 12/16/13
Stable Isotope Hydrology Environment Canada 1/15/14 12/13/13
Plant & Microbial Community Ecology Stanford University 1/15/14 12/11/13
Population/Community/Eco-Evolutionary Dynamics University of Calgary (Canada) 1/15/14 12/11/13
Environmental Research Fellowships Smithsonian Institution 1/15/14 11/5/13
Environmental Fellows Harvard University 1/15/14 8/27/13
Coral Genomics University of North Carolina  1/14/14 1/14/14
Ornithologist – Land bird conservation plan Charles Darwin Foundation for the Galapagos Islands (Ecuador)  1/14/14 1/14/14
Water Sustainability and Climate Social Science University of Wisconsin-Madison 1/13/14 12/19/13
Plant Population And Community Ecology ETH Zurich (Switzerland) 1/13/14 12/13/13
Lecturer, Environmental Science Northern Arizona University 1/13/14 11/27/13
Biodiversity University of British Columbia (Canada) 1/13/14 11/20/13
Impacts of Biotic Stressors on Crop Plants University of Idaho  1/10/14 1/10/14
Forest Ecology SUNY-ESF 1/10/14 12/20/13
Ecosystem Ecology Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences 1/10/14 12/9/13
Aquatic Ecology Oak Ridge National Laboratory  1/9/14 1/9/14
Carbon Modeling USDA-ARS  1/8/14 1/8/14
Disease Modeling University of Minnesota  1/7/14 1/7/14
Distribution, differentiation and hybridization of King and Clapper Rails West Virginia University  1/7/14 1/7/14
Groundwater Modelling and Tracers CSIRO (Australia)  1/7/14 1/7/14
Reptile and Amphibian Conservation Biologist Massachusetts Division of Fisheries and Wildlife 1/7/14 12/5/13
Darwin Fellow University of Massachusetts Amherst 1/6/14 12/11/13
Diatom Ecology and Paleolimnology University of Minnesota Duluth 1/6/14 12/3/13
Biology Postdoctoral Fellowship University of California Davis 1/6/14 10/24/13
Biological Oceanography University of Washington 1/5/14 1/2/14
Plant-Pathogen Invasion Ecology Lincoln University (New Zealand) 1/5/14 12/5/13
Wildlife Ecologist The Wilderness Society  1/3/14 1/3/14
Aquatic Biogeochemistry University of Nebraska, Lincoln 1/3/14 11/26/13
Social-Ecological Components of Green Infrastructure U.S. Environmental Protection Agency  1/2/14 1/2/14
Influence of Urban Stressors on Stream Ecosystem Function Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies 12/31/13 12/13/13
Co-Coordinator of NAPIRE Program Organization for Tropical Studies 12/31/13 12/5/13
Evolution of Terrestrial Ecosystems Smithsonian Institution 12/31/13 11/20/13
Evolutionary Ecology Case Western Reserve University 12/31/13 11/12/13
Modeling Terrestrial Plant Community Dynamics USGS Southwest Biological Science Center/University of Wyoming  12/30/13 12/30/13
Wildlife Ecology, Sagebrush Ecosystems, and Spatial Modeling for Conservation (3 positions) Colorado State University 12/30/13 12/11/13
Lecturer – Plant Biology Ohio University 12/29/13 11/14/13
Controls on CO2 and CH4 Exchanges in a Boreal Peatland Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences 12/22/13 12/11/13
Biogeochemical modeling/Methane emissions from wetlands and fire Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research WSL/Montana State University  12/20/13 12/20/13
Pollination Ecology University of Illinois 12/20/13 12/17/13
Temperature and Life History Effects on Sustainable Fishing University of Minnesota 12/20/13 12/9/13
Modeling Fish Community Dynamics University of Minnesota 12/20/13 12/9/13
Urban Raptor Population Ecology University of Cape Town (South Africa) 12/20/13 12/4/13
Stable Isotope Mass Spectrometry University of Southampton (UK) 12/20/13 11/20/13
Ecosystem Ecologist University of Alaska Anchorage  12/18/13 12/18/13
Forest Insect Ecology Canadian Forest Service - Atlantic Forestry Centre  12/17/13 12/17/13
Research Plant Physiologist USDA-ARS Water Management Research Unit 12/17/13 12/2/13
Executive Director – Coastal and Marine Sciences Institute University of California Davis  12/16/13 12/16/13
Adaptive Management of Herring River Estuary U.S. Geological Survey  12/16/13 12/16/13
Agrobiodiversity and Ecosystems Services, Aquatic Agricultural Systems Bioversity International (Malaysia) 12/16/13 11/13/13
Population Biology University of California Davis 12/16/13 10/18/13
Ecophysiology/Trace Gas Biogeochemistry Texas A&M University 12/15/13 12/9/13
Quantitative Marine Community Ecology/Climate Change Rutgers University 12/15/13 11/21/13
Plant-Associated Microbiomes Montreal Botanical Gardens (Canada) 12/15/13 11/20/13
Biology Advisor/Instructor Kansas State University 12/15/13 11/14/13
Forest Ecology/Ecophysiology/Soils University of Florida 12/15/13 10/21/13
Sustainability University of Michigan 12/13/13 10/28/13
Population Ecology of Endangered Beach Mice University of Florida  12/12/13 12/12/13
Biogeochemical Modeling/Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Agricultural Soils ETH Zurich (Switzerland)  12/12/13 12/12/13
Ecology and Evolution of Plant-Associated Microbes University of Minnesota 12/10/13 11/22/13
Wild Ecosystems in Human-Dominated Landscapes Aarhus University (Denmark) 12/10/13 11/1/13
Pollen Analyst Florida Institute of Technology  12/9/13 12/9/13
Quantitative Ecology Duke University  12/9/13 12/9/13
Insect Metabolism and Thermal Biology Virginia Commonwealth University  12/9/13 12/9/13
Impacts of Biotic/Abiotic Stressors to Great Lakes Invertebrates Shedd Aquarium/University of Notre Dame 12/9/13 11/1/13
Lecturers in Biology University of Maryland 12/6/13 11/19/13
Antibody Evolution and Pathogen Interactions University of Chicago  12/5/13 12/5/13
Ecological Pest Management Penn State University  12/5/13 12/5/13
Theoretical Ecology University of Illinois  12/5/13 12/5/13
Deputy Director Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute 12/5/13 11/8/13
Ecosystem Services/Decision-Making in Socio-Ecological Systems/Cyberinfrastructure (3 positions) Idaho State University  12/3/13 12/3/13
Remote Sensing University of New Brunswick (Canada)  12/3/13 12/3/13
Genomics & Microbiology Research/Outreach North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences 12/2/13 11/22/13
Climate Change—Crop/Animal Adaptations Tennessee State University 12/1/13 11/20/13
Invasive Species Modeling and Analysis Purdue University 12/1/13 11/13/13
Computational Sciences, Invasive Species Ecology and Economics Dartmouth College 12/1/13 11/11/13
Ecosystem Services/Management, Evolution/Ecology IIASA (Austria) 12/1/13 11/11/13
Population Demographic and Species Distribution Modeling University of California Berkeley 12/1/13 11/4/13
Botany Instructor University of Illinois Springfield 12/1/13 10/21/13
Sustainable Natural Resource Management University of Washington 11/30/13 11/14/13
Aquatic Ecology (2 positions) Leibniz-Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries (Germany) 11/30/13 11/12/13
Evolutionary Plant Ecology/Ecological Genomics (2 positions) University of California Davis and Michigan State University 11/30/13 10/28/13
Evolutionary Ecology/Ecological Genomics Willamette University 11/30/13 10/17/13
Seed Orchard Biologist USDA Forest Service 11/30/13 9/9/13
Hydrologic and Water Quality Sensitivity to Climate and Land Use Change U.S. Environmental Protection Agency  11/26/13 11/26/13
Parasitoid-Mediated Competition Between Herbivores of Domesticated and Wild Maize and Beans University of Neuchatel (Switzerland)  11/26/13 11/26/13
Ecoinformatics: Modeling Biological Invasions Jules Verne University of Picardie (France)  11/26/13 11/26/13
Vegetation Ecology Institute of Botany of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic 11/26/13 11/8/13
C4 Photosynthesis and Drought Tolerance of Biofuel Grasses University of Illinois 11/26/13 10/9/13
Aquatic Ecosystem Modeling University of Montana 11/25/13 11/11/13
Ecology and Evolutionary Biology University of Toronto (Canada) 11/25/13 10/28/13
Community Ecology University of California, Davis 11/22/13 10/31/13
Global Synthesis Ecology University of Minnesota  11/20/13 11/20/13
Ecosystem Model-Data Synthesis Boston University  11/20/13 11/20/13
Spatiotemporal Dynamics of Urban Invasive Insects University of California Riverside  11/19/13 11/19/13
Agroecology/Climate Change University of Minnesota  11/18/13 11/18/13
Forest Ecological Genetics University of California Davis  11/18/13 11/18/13
Burrowing Animals/Subterranean Environment/Gas Exchange Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (Israel)  11/18/13 11/18/13
Vegetation Ecologist, Yellowstone National Park Service 11/18/13 11/11/13
Biology Education Arizona State University 11/18/13 11/1/13
Soil Scientist and/or Biogeochemist Sacred Heart University 11/18/13 8/5/13
Ecosystem Services Assessment in Gabon Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute 11/15/13 11/4/13
Biodiversity Conservation Planning in Gabon Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute 11/15/13 11/4/13
Pollination and Plant Speciation University of Missouri – St. Louis 11/15/13 10/28/13
Freshwater Biodiversity University of Michigan 11/15/13 10/22/13
Ecology and Evolution Education University of Maine 11/15/13 10/22/13
Stable Isotope Ecology University of New Brunswick (Canada) 11/15/13 10/18/13
Social Evolution and Symbiosis (3 positions) Washington University in St. Louis 11/15/13 10/18/13
Modeling Fisheries and Climate Change Stanford University or University of Washington 11/15/13 10/17/13
Stable Isotopes of Leaf Waxes University of Notre Dame 11/15/13 10/9/13
Biodiversity Georgia Institute of Technology 11/15/13 10/3/13
Teaching Marine and Coastal Sciences Tulane University 11/15/13 9/24/13
Sustainable Development Columbia University 11/15/13 9/11/13
Disease Ecology and Amphibian Conservation (2 positions) University of Colorado 11/15/13 8/27/13
Forest Ecosystem Science Texas A&M University  11/12/13 11/12/13
Lecturers in Microbiology and/or Genetics (2 positions) Georgia Southern University 11/12/13 10/16/13
Anthropogenic Impact on Aquatic Invertebrates University of South Bohemia (Czech Republic) 11/11/13 11/4/13
Insect Herbivore Host Specialization in Amazonian Forests University of California, Berkeley 11/11/13 10/31/13
Science Education (3 positions) Michigan State University 11/8/13 11/4/13
Global Change in African Mountains (2 positions) University of Pretoria (South Africa) 11/8/13 10/10/13
Mechanisms/Evolution of Animal Coloration University of Akron  11/6/13 11/6/13
Plant-Herbivore and Predator-Prey Interactions Cornell University  11/6/13 11/6/13
Modeling Coupled Human-Environment Ecosystems University of Guelph (Canada)  11/5/13 11/5/13
Modeling Marine Fish Productivity University of Newfoundland (Canada)  11/4/13 11/4/13
Forest Hydrologist USDA Forest Service 11/4/13 9/27/13
Soil Microbial Ecology/Middle School Curricula North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences 11/1/13 10/17/13
Statistical/Quantitative Ecology Murdoch University (Australia) 11/1/13 10/17/13
Conservation, Landscape Genetics and Biogeography of Fishes Tulane University 11/1/13 10/17/13
Plant-Insect Interactions, Scent Chemistry and Genomics (2 positions) Chicago Botanic Garden 11/1/13 10/9/13
Ornithology (2 positions) Cornell University 11/1/13 10/4/13
Spatial modeling of Greater Sage-grouse demographic processes University of Nevada Reno 11/1/13 10/3/13
Modelling Phytoplankton Ecology and Evolution Ecole Normale Supérieure (France) 11/1/13 10/3/13
Biogeochemical/Biophysical Consequences of Biofuel Crops University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign 11/1/13 10/1/13
Community Ecology, Nectar-Inhabiting Bacteria and Yeasts Stanford University 11/1/13 9/27/13
Modeling Soil Carbon Degradation University of Tennessee 11/1/13 9/25/13
Conservation Challenges in Canada Liber Ero Fellowship Program (Canada) 11/1/13 8/6/13
Lecturer, Environmental Sustainability, Conservation and Restoration Loyola University Chicago  10/31/13 10/31/13
Climate Change and Coastal Ecosystems Oregon State University 10/31/13 10/17/13
Marine Ecology Georgia Southern University 10/31/13 9/24/13
Plant-Insect Interactions Tufts University 10/31/13 9/10/13
Landscape-Scale Decision Support for Gopher Tortoise Conservation University of Georgia 10/31/13 8/13/13
Sustainable Agriculture/Forestry Commodity Standards Luc Hoffmann Institute 10/30/13 10/22/13
Vegetation Change in Tundra Ecosystems WSL Institute for Snow and Avalanche Research SLF (Switzerland) 10/30/13 9/11/13
Soil Organic Carbon and Nitrogen Cycling CSIRO Land and Water (Australia) 10/30/13 9/9/13
Humid Tropic Agroecology and Farming Systems Bioversity International (Costa Rica) 10/27/13 10/2/13
Soil Carbon and Nitrogen Cycling Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies 10/25/13 10/9/13
Impacts of Climate and Land Use on Sustainable Water Provision Columbia University and University of São Paulo (Brazil) 10/25/13 9/13/13
Modeling High-Latitude Soil Carbon Cycling Colorado State University 10/25/13 9/9/13
Resident Lecturer in Natural Resource Management School for Field Studies (Panama)  10/24/13 10/24/13
Plant Functional Traits/Conservation Ecology United States Army Corps of Engineers  10/23/13 10/23/13
Resident Lecturer in Environmental Policy and Socioeconomic Values School for Field Studies (Panama)  10/23/13 10/23/13
Microbial Ecology of Terrestrial C-N Cycling (3 positions) Iowa State University  10/21/13 10/21/13
Headwater Stream Landscape Decisions University of Massachusetts Amherst  10/21/13 10/21/13
Forest Inventory Remote Sensing Specialist Washington State Department of Natural Resources 10/21/13 10/2/13
Metropolitan Agriculture and Food Systems University of California, Berkeley 10/21/13 9/13/13
Marine Protected Area Socio-environmental Systems University of Maryland 10/20/13 10/9/13
Soil Ecology/Biogeochemistry University of New Hampshire 10/18/13 9/30/13
Fish and Wildlife Management Technology Instructor Haywood Community College 10/18/13 8/28/13
Evolutionary Ecology of Community Structure University of San Diego  10/17/13 10/17/13
Evolutionary Ecology Kunming Institute of Zoology 10/17/13 9/18/13
Stream Geomorphology and Riparian Ecology in Agricultural Landscapes Ohio State University  10/16/13 10/16/13
Assistant Director, Aquatic Sciences National Ecological Observatory Network  10/16/13 10/16/13
Theoretical Viral Ecology Georgia Tech 10/15/13 10/1/13
Conservation/Restoration/Population Ecology Duke University 10/15/13 9/30/13
Population Ecology of Urban Rodents/Epidemiology of Rodent-Borne Disease Tulane University 10/15/13 9/10/13
Division Directors (2 senior positions) US EPA 10/15/13 9/10/13
Microbial Ecology INRA Dijon (France) 10/15/13 9/10/13
Land-Atmosphere Carbon Cycle (3 positions) University of Utah 10/15/13 8/30/13
Natural Resources Science or Management Purdue University 10/15/13 8/29/13
Modeling Wetland Hydrology and Biogeochemistry University of Alaska Fairbanks 10/14/13 9/9/13
Modeling Mountain Pine Beetle Spread Canadian Forest Service  10/11/13 10/11/13
Supervisory Research Entomologist USDA-ARS Invasive Plant Research Laboratory 10/11/13 9/19/13
Coordinator, Oregon Invasive Species Council Oregon Department of Agriculture 10/10/13 9/30/13
NatureNet Science Fellow Yale University 10/10/13 9/24/13
Senior Climate Scientist Union of Concerned Scientists  10/9/13 10/9/13
Microbial Soil Ecology/Ecosystem Ecology Umeå University (Sweden) 10/9/13 9/27/13
Arctic Soil Carbon Cycling Colorado State University 10/9/13 8/9/13
Informatics/Complexity in Ecology Aarhus University (Denmark)  10/8/13 10/8/13
Lecturer in Biology University of Houston-Clear Lake 10/8/13 9/16/13
Insect Ecology Ohio State University  10/7/13 10/7/13
Insect Endosymbionts and Community Ecology University of Kentucky  10/4/13 10/4/13
Microbial Ecology University of Michigan  10/4/13 10/4/13
Paleoecology/Carbon Cycling (2 positions) University of Arizona  10/3/13 10/3/13
Mammal Camera Trap Science/Middle School Curricula North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences  10/3/13 10/3/13
Impacts of Non-native Earthworm Invasion Oklahoma State University  10/2/13 10/2/13
Pollen and Nectar Production USDA-ARS  10/2/13 10/2/13
Lecturer in Biology (2 positions) University of North Carolina  10/2/13 10/2/13
Assistant Director for Biometeorology National Ecological Observatory Network  10/2/13 10/2/13
Executive Director Chester River Association  10/1/13 10/1/13
Parasitoid Ecology/Genetics and Biological Control University of Minnesota 10/1/13 9/24/13
Insect Ecology and Physiology University of Minnesota 10/1/13 9/19/13
Spatial & Movement Ecology University of Maryland 10/1/13 9/10/13
Global Change Ecology Carnegie Institution for Science 10/1/13 9/10/13
Environmental Studies Teaching Antioch University New England 10/1/13 8/27/13
Remote Sensing, Geospatial Animal-Habitat Interactions, Tropical Forest Habitat Modeling (5 positions) Carnegie Institution for Science 10/1/13 7/30/13
Microbial Ecology and Computational Metagenomics University of Minnesota  9/30/13 9/30/13
Invasive Plant Ecology Virginia Tech  9/30/13 9/30/13
Groundwater Hydrology and Public Health (2 positions) Natural Resources Defense Council 9/30/13 8/12/13
Coral Reef Ecosystems (4 positions) University of Queensland (Australia) 9/29/13 9/10/13
Climate Change – Plant Ecophysiology University of Western Sydney (Australia) 9/29/13 8/30/13
Freshwater Macroecology University of Washington  9/27/13 9/27/13
Ecology and Conservation Harvard Forest 9/27/13 9/9/13
Land Remote Sensing South Dakota State University 9/25/13 9/10/13
Biology Lecturer (2 positions) University of Washington 9/25/13 8/28/13
Avian Parasitology/Toxicology Texas Tech University  9/24/13 9/24/13
Ecology & Conservation University of Sussex (UK) 9/20/13 8/22/13
Theoretical Ecology/Sustainability University of Guelph (Canada) 9/20/13 8/6/13
Harmonics and Synthesis of Phenology and Climate Data Across Spatial and Temporal Scales U.S. Geological Survey 9/20/13 8/2/13
Ecological Flows U.S. Geological Survey 9/20/13 7/30/13
Landscape Genetics U.S. Geological Survey 9/20/13 7/29/13
Plant/Mammal Macroecology and Phyloinformatics (2 positions) Aarhus University (Denmark) 9/20/13 7/1/13
Director of Ecosystem Services Unit Winrock International  9/19/13 9/19/13
Quantitative Fisheries Scientist/Marine Conservation Biologist University of California, Santa Barbara  9/19/13 9/19/13
Ecology of a Parasite Attacking Darwin's Finches University of Minnesota  9/19/13 9/19/13
Aquatic/Terrestrial Connectivity and Road Crossings University of Toronto (Canada) 9/16/13 8/16/13
Adaptive Management for Recovery of the New England Cottontail USGS 9/15/13 9/10/13
Tropical Forest Ecology and Biodiversity Conservation International  9/13/13 9/13/13
Stable Isotope Researcher University of Évora (Portugal) 9/13/13 9/10/13
Science Project Manager The Organic Center  9/12/13 9/12/13
Forest Landscape Ecology Harvard Forest  9/10/13 9/10/13
Evolutionary Genomics of Maize Iowa State University  9/10/13 9/10/13
Hydrologist U.S. Environmental Protection Agency  9/10/13 9/10/13
Algal Biofuels University of Michigan  9/10/13 9/10/13
Microbial Ecology/Gut Microbiome University of Arkansas  9/10/13 9/10/13
Biogeochemistry of Tropical Forests University of California, Berkeley  9/9/13 9/9/13
Impacts of Resource Extraction on Aquatic Species University of Alberta (Canada) 9/9/13 8/23/13
Stable Isotopes and Geomicrobiology/Biogeochemistry University of Melbourne (Australia) 9/9/13 7/17/13
Ecologist, Forest Threats USDA Forest Service Southern Research Station 9/6/13 8/12/13
Eco-Evolutionary Modeling University of Zurich (Switzerland) 9/6/13 7/30/13
Modeling Viral Transmission Dynamics and Zoonotic Spillover Stanford University 9/5/13 8/13/13
Biodiversity NatureServe/Stony Brook University 9/2/13 8/21/13
Environmental Modeling US EPA Western Ecology Division 9/2/13 8/8/13
Ecology University of South Florida 9/2/13 7/29/13
Quantitative Ecologist, Climate Change, Disturbance, and Birds Montana State University 9/1/13 8/20/13
Eco-Evolutionary Dynamics Yale University 9/1/13 8/19/13
Plant Community Ecology University of Bern (Switzerland) 9/1/13 8/12/13
Forest Structural and Compositional Dynamics University of Minnesota 9/1/13 8/1/13
Black Duck Population Modeling Auburn University 9/1/13 7/31/13
Plant Community Ecology University of Maryland 9/1/13 7/17/13
Scientific Ambiguity and its Consequences Cornell University 9/1/13 7/8/13
Ornithologist HawkWatch International 8/31/13 8/13/13
Phenology and Crowdsourcing Harvard University 8/31/13 7/1/13
International Conservation Program Officer American Bird Conservancy 8/30/13 8/8/13
Headwater Stream Landscape Decisions USGS Patuxent Wildlife Research Center 8/30/13 7/25/13
DNA Barcoding of Pollen Emory University  8/29/13 8/29/13
Plant-Consumer and Predator-Prey Interactions University of Wisconsin-Madison  8/29/13 8/29/13
Statistical Modeling - Climate and Infectious Disease Princeton University  8/27/13 8/27/13
Modelling Ecosystem Services Université Laval (Canada)  8/27/13 8/27/13
Molecular Population Genetics/Ecology Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi  8/27/13 8/27/13
Biogeochemistry/Remote Sensing Seoul National University (South Korea)  8/27/13 8/27/13
Grassland Soil and Water Research Scientist USDA-Agricultural Research Service 8/27/13 8/2/13
Soil Ecology/Biogeochemistry University of Sydney (Australia) 8/27/13 7/23/13
Eddy Flux and Trace Gas Fluxes in Crops, Grasslands and Woodlands University of Sydney (Australia) 8/27/13 7/23/13
Land-Freshwater-Ocean Interactions York University (Canada) 8/26/13 7/30/13
Coordinator of NAPIRE Program Organization for Tropical Studies (Costa Rica) 8/25/13 8/13/13
Conservation Research Arizona State University/Phoenix Zoo 8/23/13 7/17/13
Directors, Forest Management and Research (3 positions) USDA Forest Service 8/19/13 8/8/13
Fisheries Simulation Modeling University of Wisconsin-Madison 8/16/13 7/22/13
Quantitative Ecologist/Biostatistician National Ecological Observatory Network  8/15/13 8/15/13
Statistical Population Genetics University of California San Francisco  8/15/13 8/15/13
Soundscape Ecology and Landscape Modeling (2 positions) Purdue University 8/15/13 8/9/13
Conservation Targets University of Florida 8/15/13 7/26/13
Population and Landscape Genomics of Tasmanian Devils/Disease Washington State University 8/15/13 7/17/13
Integrating Natural Defenses into Coastal Disaster Risk Reduction University of California Santa Barbara 8/15/13 7/17/13
Modeling Viral Transmission in Fisheries Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies  8/13/13 8/13/13
Aquatic Ecology/Hydrology (2 positions) US EPA  8/12/13 8/12/13
Fisheries Ecologist Prince William Sound Science Center 8/12/13 7/30/13
Paleoecology University of California Merced 8/12/13 7/17/13
Climate Change and Colorado Plateau Ecosystems USGS Canyonlands Research Station  8/7/13 8/7/13
Behavioral Quantitative Genetics North Dakota State University  8/6/13 8/6/13
Applications Analyst, Environmental Science & Support LI-COR Biosciences  8/5/13 8/5/13
Nitrogenase Microbiology Genomics Michigan State University  8/5/13 8/5/13
Biogeochemistry of black carbon in forest soils Michigan State University  8/2/13 8/2/13
North American Policy Director Society for Conservation Biology  8/1/13 8/1/13
Ecological Genomics of Speciation University of Oregon  8/1/13 8/1/13
Animal Ecology and Conservation University of Florida 8/1/13 7/22/13
Spatial Analyst, Fire Refugia Simon Fraser University (Canada) 8/1/13 7/17/13
Social-Ecological Analysis of Nitrogen Loss in Midwest Agriculture Michigan State University 8/1/13 7/17/13
Marine Turtle Assessment (2 positions) NOAA Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center 8/1/13 7/2/13
Statistics/Marine Ecology Memorial University of Newfoundland (Canada)  7/29/13 7/29/13
Quantitative Ecology/Invasive Biofuel Crops University of Minnesota  7/29/13 7/29/13
Adaptive Management of Novel Socio-Ecological Systems Dartmouth College  7/26/13 7/26/13
Process-Based Species Distribution Modeling University of Arizona  7/25/13 7/25/13
Ecology of Invasive Fishes in Rivers Southern Illinois University  7/23/13 7/23/13
Theory of Species Interactions and/or Demography Duke University  7/23/13 7/23/13
Landscape Genetics University of Texas at Austin  7/22/13 7/22/13
Microbial Ecology/Switchgrass University of Texas at Austin 7/20/13 7/17/13
GIS Instructor Adelphi University  7/17/13 7/17/13
Microbial/Fungal Ecology University of Hawaii  7/17/13 7/17/13
Quantitative Ecologist, wind energy and wildlife United States Geological Survey  7/17/13 7/17/13
Statistics/Machine Learning and Bird Species Distributions Cornell Lab of Ornithology  7/17/13 7/17/13
Agrobiodiversity and Ecosystem Services Bioversity International (France) 7/15/13 7/8/13
Aquatic Ecosystem Connectivity University of Wisconsin-Madison 7/15/13 7/8/13
Ecological Modelling University of Iceland 7/15/13 7/1/13
Application of Ecological State-And-Transition Models to Arid Ecosystem Management New Mexico State University  7/8/13 7/8/13

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 11/15/13
Fulbright Scholar Program Council for International Exchange of Scholars 8/1/14
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
IIASA Postdoctoral Program IIASA (Austria) 12/1/13
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
Liber Ero: Conservation challenges of relevance to Canada Liber Ero Post-doctoral Fellowship Program 11/1/13
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 10/25/13
Postdoctoral Fellowships Smithsonian Environmental Research Center 1/15/14
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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Climate, Soils, and Plant-Animal Thermal Environments: We seek a highly motivated post-doctoral associate with experience in plant ecophysiology and an interest in how organisms respond to climate change. Our project aims to couple changes in climate such as temperature and precipitation variability (dry spells and warm spells) with shifts in amphibian and reptile community structure through the impact of vegetation response. The specific goals include: 1) measuring key plant eco-physiological traits, 2) linking this data to climatic variables and 3) coupling these vegetation effects on dependent animal populations. The post-doctoral candidate will be responsible for data collection of plant traits in the field (Brazil, Chile, Argentina), data analysis, R programming, workshop development for local collaborators, and working closely with Drs. Barry Sinervo on model development and Jarmila Pittermann on related plant eco-physiological measures. Preferred skills include fluency in the R programming environment, a demonstrated background in plant ecophysiology, ecology and familiarity with climate surfaces. Applicants must hold a PhD in plant ecophysiology, ecology or forestry, or a related field by the start of the position, that is July - August 2014. This position is based at the University of California, Santa Cruz with a competitive salary and health benefits. This is a full-time, 12-month, fixed-term position. Starting salary is $42k with higher salary commensurate with additional years of postdoctoral experience. To apply email a single PDF file with the following: 1) a two-page cover letter, 2) CV and 3) a list of three references with contact information to: lizardrps (at) gmail.com and jpitterm (at) ucsc.edu. Please use include "Postdoc application - (name)" in the subject line. Application review will begin July 1, 2014 and will continue until the position is filled. Posted: 5/27/14.

Plant Hydraulics/Drought Stress: University of Western Sydney. This Postdoctoral Fellowship will focus on research related to an Australian Research Council (ARC) Future Fellowship grant ‘Limits to the resilience of Australian forests and woodlands to drought’. The central aim of this project is to determine the resilience of Australian forest and woodland plant species to drought, and how future climatic conditions may alter this resilience. This goal will be achieved through a combination of field and laboratory based experimental work undertaken at Australian and international facilities. Key aims of the project include establishing the physiological thresholds of Australian plant species to drought induced injury and understanding the physiological mechanisms by which plants recover from drought. The project will also involve the development of a new generation of sensors for automated and continuous measurements of plant water stress. The successful applicant will work with Dr Brendan Choat in the Hawkesbury Institute for the Environment and collaborators in Australia, Europe and the USA. Applicants should have expertise in plant ecophysiology, preferably within the field of plant hydraulics and water relations. Familiarity with electronics and deployment of remote sensor is also desired. This is a full time, fixed term (3 years) appointment based at our Hawkesbury campus. Position Enquiries: Dr Brendan Choat, brendan.choat@uws.edu.au. Remuneration Package: Academic Level A (Step 3-4) $91-96k p.a (comprising Salary $77-81k p.a. plus 17% Superannuation and Leave Loading). For the full job ad, search https://uws.nga.net.au/ for Ref 048/14. Closing Date: 31 March 2014. Posted: 2/19/14.

Ecophysiology/Macroecology/Stoichiometry/Nutrients: 5 Post Doctoral Positions - ERC Synergy Grant: IMBALANCE-P. A collaborative research team led by Josep Peñuelas (CREAF), Ivan Janssens (UA, Belgium), Philippe Ciais (CEA-UVSQ, France), and Michael Obersteiner (IIASA, Austria) is offering postdoctoral positions to study the effects of phosphorous limitations on Life, Earth system and Society (ERC Synergy grant: IMBALANCE-P). The aim of IMBALANCE-P is to quantify and understand the responses of Life, Society and the Earth System to current and future P shortages and the N to P stoichiometric imbalance created by widespread N additions and rising atmospheric CO2, and to identify the options available to improve the management of the P cycle. The P-dependent implications for Life, Society, and the Earth System are tightly interconnected, but have so far mostly been considered in fragmented single-discipline research. IMBALANCE-P will achieve a global closure of the P cycle, and generate a novel integrated knowledge of the impacts of the C:N:P imbalances on natural ecosystems’ diversity and function, climate, agriculture, and society. In CREAF we are looking for 5 highly motivated post-docs in the following areas: Postdoc 1 - Stoichiometry and metabolomic processes mostly on plants and bacteria; Postdoc 2 - Ecophysiology and demography of vegetation; Postdoc 3 - Macroecology and biodiversity; Postdoc 4 - Mining, meta-analysis and synthesis of molecular, organismic and ecosystemic data; Postdoc 5 – Nutrient imbalances and trophic webs. Ideally, the work begins in May 2014 but other starting dates can be discussed. The positions are offered for one year with a possibility of renewal for more years. Qualifications: Applicants should be enthusiastic doctors holding a PhD degree in biology, environmental sciences, geosciences, climate sciences or any related field to the mentioned areas. They should ideally have a strong background in those areas. In addition, the applicants should have solid experience in working both independently and in group. Fluency in English (oral and written) is mandatory. Annual Salary: Approx 27-30k Euros. Location: Centre for Ecological Research and Forestry Applications (CREAF). Application Process: We look forward to receiving your application – including a motivation letter, a statement of research interests, a CV, and the names and contact addresses of three academic referees – Please send your application to josep.penuelas@uab.cat. The deadline for applications is April 30 (but the deadline may be flexible depending on the project starting dates). Further information about the positions. Posted: 2/17/14.

Landscape Ecophysiology: I am seeking a highly motivated and well prepared Postdoctoral Scholar to investigate relationships between land cover, surface energy balance, trace-gas emissions, and biodiversity across a coastal to desert gradient in southern California. Overall project objectives are to quantify the drivers of regional variation in surface-atmosphere exchanges and connect these processes to sustainability trade-offs associated with regional landscapes. The successful candidate will use an existing network of fixed and mobile eddy covariance systems in addition to other micrometeorological and soil sensors, handheld thermal imagers, isotopic analyses, and targeted field studies. Collaboration is expected with a remote sensing expert who is working with new imaging spectrometer and multi-band thermal airborne imagery throughout the region. Research activities should emphasize both hypothesis testing and more general integration with process models. Candidates will need excellent preparation in field instrumentation, analyses of complex data, landscape ecology, urban ecology, ecohydrology, or related field. Candidates with experience environmental sensing techniques, 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, technicians, postdocs, and other faculty. Development of individual research activities and collaborations with others is encouraged. The position is based at University of California at Riverside, CA. Salary and benefits are competitive and based on experience. The position is for 1 year, renewable for a second year. 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). Initial review of candidates will begin Feb 15, 2014. Posted: 2/4/14.

Ecophysiology/Trace Gas Biogeochemistry: We have an immediate opening for a 12 month post-doctoral position with possibility of extension contingent on funding to work on an NSF-funded project on comparative tree physiology along an urban to rural gradient in Texas. The successful candidate will work with the PI and undergraduate students, two high schools, and the US Forest Service to determine urban-rural differences in leaf physiology and volatile trace gas exchange fluxes among and between isoprene-emitting tree species. The project relies on regular leaf- and branch-level gas exchange measurements at three sites equipped with weather and air quality monitoring instrumentation. Data will be used to improve trace gas exchange models to evaluate whether trees growing under elevated temperatures and CO2 in urban areas manifest differences that can be used as a proxy for future trace gas exchange under climate and atmospheric conditions to come. The successful candidate will interact with various students in university and high school settings, and may learn several new skills with respect to volatiles analysis. In addition, Texas A&M University provides multiple mentoring opportunities, for instance through the Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching and Learning (CIRTL), designed to prepare postdocs for future faculty positions. We seek a highly motivated individual with a recent Ph.D. in Plant Physiology, Terrestrial Ecology, Biogeochemistry, Atmospheric Science or other, related fields. If the degree has not been conferred at the time of application, a letter needs to be attached from the school's official Graduate Office and/or Registrar's Office certifying that all requirements for the degree have been met and stating the degree conferral date. The successful applicant should show evidence of research productivity, and an interest in interdisciplinary research. Applicants ideally have experience in operating leaf-level and/or branch-level photosynthesis equipment and in the respective data analysis and interpretation. Experience in programming and ecophysiological modeling is also desirable. Knowledge of carbon cycle science, statistics, atmospheric chemistry, and plant volatiles emissions are a plus. Inquiries and Applications should be sent to Gunnar Schade (gws@geos.tamu.edu), Department of Atmospheric Sciences, Texas A&M University, 3150 TAMU, College Station, TX 77843-3150 USA. Fax : (979) 862-4466. by 15 December 2013. Applications should include a CV, a statement of research interests and expertise, salary requirements, and names, phone numbers and e-mail addresses of at least two references. The successful candidate will be employed initially for 1 year, with the possibility to extend based on performance and availability of funds. Posted: 12/9/13.

Climate Change – Plant Ecophysiology: The University of Western Sydney Hawkesbury Institute for the Environment's multidisciplinary team of scientists is addressing key questions about the impact of climate change on the function of the plants, animals and soil microbial organisms that inhabit the earth’s terrestrial ecosystems. The Institute is seeking to appoint an energetic academic to a Level A position. This 3-year, full-time, Postdoctoral Fellowship will focus on research related to an Australian Science and Industry Endowment Fund (SIEF) grant ‘Forests for the future: making the most of a high CO2 world’. The research will utilise a novel strategy that rapidly identifies trees that exhibit a strong, positive growth response to elevated CO2 (eCO2), and the genetic attributes underlying these responses. We will use two commercially important eucalypt species grown under varying CO2, temperature and soil moisture conditions to characterise the impacts of eCO2 on key physiological traits underpinning forest tree growth. We are harnessing decades of research within our laboratories on climate impacts on plant growth and physiology, and subsequently linking it to modern genetic finger-printing, in order to provide a fast, reliable and inexpensive method to select winners and losers in a high CO2 world. Salary $77-81k AUD p.a. plus 17% Superannuation and Leave Loading). Enquiries: Professor David Tissue, +61 2 4570 1853 d.tissue@uws.edu.au. Closing Date: 29 September 2013. To apply, go to http://uws.nga.net.au/cp/ and scroll to the job reference 837/13 (currently on second page). Posted: 8/30/13.

Vegetable Physiology: Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center, Uvalde is seeking a full-time Research Associate to join a dynamic and expanding Vegetable Crop Physiology program with focus on stress management strategies, water conservation and irrigation systems, stand establishment and hormonal regulation of transplants, genetic × environmental x management interactions for root, shoot and yield traits, and germplasm screening for stress adaptation. The candidate will plan, conduct and/or participate in controlled and open field experiments, use of equipment (gas exchange analyzer, minirhizotron, soil/plant sensors), collect plant phenotypic data, use data loggers, utilize statistical analysis and image processing tools, evaluate data and summarize results for reports, scientific publications and presentations. He/she will assist in the preparation of grant proposals and train and supervise students and technicians. Required qualifications include a Master of Science in plant/crop physiology, horticulture, agronomy, soil science or closely related field; 2 years of scientific research experience; familiarity with environmental stress physiology research equipment and field measurements, handling scientific data, and basic computer skills; excellent English communication skills, and an ability to interact with staff in a multicultural environment. Preferred qualifications include Ph.D. degree in horticulture, agronomy, plant Physiology/biology or related discipline; good organizational skills, proficiency at multitasking and time management. For additional information please contact Dr. Daniel Leskovar at (d-leskovar@tamu.edu). Review of applications will begin May 25, 2014 and will continue until a suitable candidate is identified. Interested parties should apply at https://greatjobs.tamu.edu/ for NOV#07693. Posted: 5/9/14.

Plant Energy Biology: Applications are invited for six postdoctoral fellow positions at the Australian National University as part of the newly-funded Centre of Excellence in Plant Energy Biology (CPEB). CPEB is nationally funded, operating across four Australian universities. The ANU node of the CPEB is seeking to appoint highly qualified innovative staff for 2-6 years to join a team of 30-40 staff and students working on genomics, phenomics, biochemistry and physiology of plants, both in cereal crops species and model plant systems. Appointees will join large dynamic, collaborative labs and interact broadly through the CPEB. Applicants with a proven ability to conduct and publish high quality research, with skills in the following areas, are encouraged to apply: Chloroplast-nuclear communication and cellular signaling; Carotenoid biosynthesis and function of apocarotenoids in cellular signaling; Physiology and/or biochemistry of abiotic stress tolerance in plants; Regulation of plant respiratory metabolism in contrasting environments; Plant (epi)genomics and phenomics; Natural variation in plant tolerance of drought, temperature and nutrient stresses. Salary range: Australian $62-98k p.a., plus 17% superannuation (pension). Specific details on these projects can be found at http://borevitzlab.anu.edu.au/jobs. Also please visit the faculty pages of Professor Barry Pogson, Professor Owen Atkin and A/Professor Justin Borevitz. Closing date: 31 May 2014. Applications must be submitted online. Please see the position description prior to applying. Posted: 5/8/14.

Environmental Plant Physiology: The USDA Global Change and Photosynthesis Research Unit, located at the University of Illinois in Urbana, IL, is soliciting applicants for three postdoctoral positions. The positions are open to a candidate meeting one of the three descriptions below and are a U.S. Citizen. Position 1: A candidate is being sought to conduct research focusing on Environmental Plant Physiology. The candidate will be responsible for investigating the physiological consequences of climatic/atmospheric changes on the physiology, growth, and yields of crops. Research will be conducted at the leaf, plant, canopy and ecosystem levels. The specific objectives are to refine the influence of climate change, rising [CO2], and or land use change on ecosystem function. The candidate will accomplishes these tasks by using state-of-the-art physiological and micrometeorological techniques. Expertise in using isotopic techniques to address leaf-scale physiological questions related to carbon uptake and/or water use efficiency are preferred. Position 2: A candidate is being sought to investigate ozone tolerance in a population of soybean recombinant inbred lines in the field under open air conditions. The candidate will identify variation in ozone tolerance and design genomic, biochemical, and physiological experiments to investigate the mechanisms responsible for the differences in ozone tolerance. The candidate will also design field and lab-based studies to investigate ozone interactions with other aspects of climate change, including elevated carbon dioxide, drought, and high temperature stress. Position 3: A candidate is being sought to investigate source sink relationships as they pertain to global climate change and engineered redesign of source and sink capacities in crop plants. Research will be conducted at the leaf, plant and field level. The research will involve both lab and field-based studies for which experience and expertise in membrane transporters, phloem transport, photosynthesis, carbohydrate biochemistry and molecular biology (preferably some combination of these) would be appropriate. Interested candidates should send a cover letter stating interests, curriculum vitae, and contact information for three references to Melinda Laborg (laborg@illinois.edu). Applications will be reviewed as they are received and all positions will remain open until filled. Posted: 5/23/14.

Research Plant Physiologist: The U.S. Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, Water Management Research Unit, Fort Collins, CO, invites applications for a Research Plant Physiologist position GS-12/13/14. The scientist will work with a team of scientists and engineers in a broad research effort to improve water management technologies and practices for irrigated agriculture with the goal of increasing the efficient use of water and improving agricultural productivity and sustainability in water-limited areas. Research goals are to measure and evaluate plant responses to water deficits in agronomic field experiments, improve understanding of plant mechanisms contributing to increased water use efficiency and productivity, and identify and quantify plant signals that indicate plant water stress and can be used to optimally allocate limited irrigation water. This is a permanent, full time position. U.S. Citizenship is required. Salary range is $73-134k per annum plus benefits. For application instructions see http://www.usajobs.gov (Keyword: ARS-D13W-0086 or ARS-A13W-0087). Announcement closes December 17, 2013. Posted: 12/2/13.

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/image analysis. Experience of field experimentation or genomics/genetics 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” (pdf). The successful applicant is expected to actively interact with a large team of experimentalists and modelers integrating data from the genetic, genomic, biochemical and physiological scales, and provides an excellent opportunity for interdisciplinary training. Position is available immediately, but start date is flexible. 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/contact details of three referees via email to Melinda Laborg (laborg@uiuc.edu). For full consideration applications should be received before November 26, 2013, but applicants may be interviewed before the closing date. Posted: 10/9/13.

Burrowing Animals/Subterranean Environment/Gas Exchange: We (Dr. Berry Pinshow and Dr. Scott Turner of SUNY-Syracuse) seek a post-doc and/or a Ph.D. student interested in how burrowing animals interact with their subterranean environment and how gas exchange takes place between the burrow environment and the atmosphere. At present, we are studying intensively the burrows of Sundevall's jird, a semifossorial desert rodent, and the jirds themselves; we are expanding the study to learn about gas exchange in burrows with single entrances and of animals of other taxa. 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 or Dr. J. Scott Turner - jsturner@syr.edu. Application deadlines for internal financial support are at the end of February. Starting time is flexible. Candidates should have a background in animal physiology and fluid dynamics and be computer literate. A background in ecology and a strong interest in small animals are also highly desirable. Interested candidates should visit the websites of the Albert Katz International School for Desert Studies and the Kreitman School of Advanced Graduate Studies. Posted: 11/18/13.

Insect Metabolism and Thermal Biology: Applications are invited for a postdoctoral research position in the laboratory of Salvatore Agosta at Virginia Commonwealth University to study the relationship between temperature, growth and metabolism in insects. The primary goals of the project are to investigate (1) mechanisms that underlie thermal tolerance, (2) the sub-lethal effects of thermal tolerance on growth, and (3) ontogenetic and geographical variation in thermal tolerance, with a focus on the caterpillars of two species of moths. The primary responsibility of the postdoc will be to lead the respirometry portion of the project, including data collection and analysis. Applicants should have demonstrable experience in some form of animal respirometry and good working knowledge of (1) the principles of metabolism and respirometry, (2) the operation of respirometry systems, and (3) the interpretation of respirometry data. The ideal applicant will make a strong intellectual contribution to the project, including writing and publishing papers, with an eagerness to develop new ideas. The position is for 1 year with the possibility of a 2nd year. Applicants should have completed or should anticipate completing their Ph.D. by January 2013. To apply, please submit by email (1) a cover letter describing your background, qualifications, and a brief statement of interest relevant to the project, (2) a CV, and (3) the names and addresses of three references to Salvatore Agosta (sagosta@vcu.edu). Please include "Postdoc application" in the subject line. The target start date is early March 2014, but this is somewhat flexible. Posted: 11/1/13, revised: 12/9/13.

Applications Analyst/Applications Scientist: LI-COR Biosciences in Lincoln, NE has two professional opportunities available: Applications Analyst · Provide daily technical support to researchers and scientists; participate in technical sales, marketing and product development processes as needed. · Ideal candidate will have a MS degree in biological or physical sciences OR BS degree in biological or physical sciences with applicable experience in LI-COR’s Environmental division. Applications Scientist · Provide specialized technical support to researchers and scientists, especially for photosynthesis products, including plant gas exchange and leaf chlorophyll fluorescence, as well as canopy architecture, leaf area, and light measurement. 2) Provide scientific leadership in understanding and developing new products and product applications, 3) Present results to the scientific community in professional talks, workshops, and published manuscripts, 4) Write technical application notes and provide training to LI-COR customers and employees, 5) Actively participate in the technical sales process. · Ideal candidate will be fluent in Mandarin and have a Ph.D. or equivalent experience in ecophysiology, environmental physics, plant physiology, agronomy or related field. Preferred experience in mathematical modeling or analysis of biological or environmental problems, turbulent fluxes, hydrologic systems, light propagation in canopies, or related processes. To apply please visit: http://www.licor.com/corp/careers.html. Posted: 2/21/14.

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, revised: 8/5/13.

Ecology Research and Teaching: The Laboratory of Dr. Joe Milanovich in the Department of Biology, College of Arts & Sciences, Loyola University Chicago (LUC) seeks qualified candidates for a newly authorized position, beginning in the 2014-2015 academic year, as Postdoctoral Research Associate and Instructor of Ecology. This is a non-tenure-track research and teaching position. The appointment is for one year with further years possible depending on performance and funding. The Department of Biology has 40 full-time faculty serving over 1600 majors and students from associated university programs at the Lake Shore Campus on Chicago's north side. The research interests of the Milanovich laboratory are diverse, with the overall goal of examining the impact of global change on herpetofaunal communities, and on aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems. In addition to developing core research questions, the candidate will have the flexibility to develop his or her own independent research projects and the opportunity to form collaborations. This position will also require teaching one course per semester in the Department of Biology. Qualifications: Candidates must have a Ph.D. in ecology, conservation biology, or a related field. Candidates with strong herpetofauna-focused skills are preferred, although candidates with an interest in developing such skills will be considered. Candidates must be interested in studying the effects of global change (e.g., climate change, invasive species, and habitat alteration) on terrestrial or aquatic communities involving herpetofauna at varying spatial and temporal scales. The successful candidate for this position also will have proven excellence in teaching at the college level or demonstrate great potential for such. Applicants should submit a current Curriculum Vitae, a teaching statement, and a letter of interest to http://www.careers.luc.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=57170. They should provide the names and addresses of three individuals prepared to advise on their professional qualifications for this position. References will not be contacted immediately but may be consulted at subsequent points in the review process. Posted: 6/6/14.

Evolutionary/Community Ecology: Sebastian Schreiber and Casey terHorst are looking for qualified candidates for a two-year post-doctoral position, shared between our labs at the University of California, Davis and California State University, Northridge. Candidates should have a Ph.D. or equivalent degree in ecology, evolution, or mathematical biology, with relevant experience in community ecology or evolutionary ecology. Successful candidates will be able to work independently conducting experiments in both lab and field settings. Experience with model selection techniques or mathematical modeling would be very helpful, but are not required. The goal of the project is to examine the effects of trait evolution within species on the stability of multispecies communities. The post-doc will conduct laboratory microcosm experiments with protists and bacteria to test the predictions of mathematical models. The post-doc will also be encouraged to play a role in developing models that incorporate both ecological and evolutionary dynamics. Lab work will primarily be based at Cal State, Northridge (in Los Angeles), but the post-doc will also spend a significant amount of time interacting with the Center for Population Biology at UC Davis. Salary will be based on relevant experience. Interested candidates should send a one-page statement of research interests, a CV, and names and contact information of three potential references, as a single pdf file via email to casey.terhorst@csun.edu. The ideal start date is August 2014, but is flexible. Initial review of applications will begin on April 30. Minority candidates and members of underrepresented groups in Ecology are especially encouraged to apply. Posted: 4/16/14.

Eco-Evolutionary Assembly of Ecological Communities: At the Centre for Ecological and Evolutionary Studies of the University of Groningen in the Netherlands, there are 6 vacancies for PhD students and/or postdocs, as part of the research program “On the origin of species assemblages” which is funded by a VICI grant awarded to Prof. Rampal S. Etienne. This program aims to develop a fully stochastic, dynamical, eco-evolutionary and data-friendly theory of community assembly, and testing and informing this theory with model-oriented experiments and field studies of both macro-organisms and micro-organisms. The theory will contain models of speciation, extinction, immigration, and evolutionary change that vary in spatial, phylogenetic and biotic complexity, and will be designed for confrontation with data. The models include but are not limited to birth-death models, individual-based simulation models, and models of adaptive dynamics. New modelling directions are encouraged. The evolutionary experiments will involve the mite Tetranychus urticae (in collaboration with Dries Bonte at the University of Ghent, Belgium) and the bacterium Escherichia coli (in collaboration with Joana Falcao Salles at the University of Groningen) which are ideal model organisms due to their short generation times. The experiments will provide insight into how diversity affects diversification, a great unknown in current macro-evolutionary theory. The theory will be applied to naturally occurring microlandsnails in South-East Asia (in collaboration with Menno Schilthuizen at Naturalis Biodiversity Center, Leiden, The Netherlands), and micro-organisms in geothermal pools in New Zealand (in collaboration with Gavin Lear at the University of Auckland, New Zealand). As a general outline, for the theoretical part, both potential PhD students and postdocs can apply. The mite and microsnail projects will each require a PhD student, the E. coli and geothermal pool projects together will require a postdoc. However, candidates who are willing and able to handle a combination of theoretical and empirical work are particularly encouraged to apply. The candidates should - hold an MSc degree in ecology or evolutionary biology, or an MSc degree in mathematics or physics with experience/interest in applications to biology - be willing to work in a multidisciplinary team - have good communication skills in English (speaking and writing). More information can be requested from Prof. Rampal Etienne (r.s.etienne@rug.nl). Applications can be sent to the same address and should contain: - Motivation letter (max. one page) - Up-to-date CV - List of study grades - Names of two references Incomplete applications will not be considered. Applications will be considered until the positions are filled. Posted: 3/21/14.

Applied Fire And Vegetation Ecology: USDA Forest Service and University of California, Davis We will be hiring a postdoc in fire and vegetation ecology for a one to two year period, beginning in August or September, 2014. The position has two main duties: 1. Approximately 60-70% of the job will involve research in important management-related topics in applied fire and ecosystem science in California, with a focus on the Sierra Nevada and neighboring forested regions. The position will work closely with the position supervisor to identify pressing research needs and carry out novel, cutting-edge projects that answer important scientific questions with direct application to management of fire, fuels, and vegetation. 2. Approximately 30-40% of the job will be serving as technical coordinator for the Sierra Nevada section of the California Fire Science Consortium (CFSC). CFSC is a Joint Fire Science Program-supported interagency organization whose purpose is to provide fire science support to fire and fuels management in California. This position works directly for the Sierra Nevada section leader and carries out most of the day-to-day operations of the section, including organizing and implementing field trips, workshops, lectures, and webinars; writing and editing fire science briefs; coordinating with the state CFSC leadership and the other sections; semi-annual and annual reporting; and interacting with the section’s steering committee. Necessary skills include: strong interpersonal skills and leadership qualities; demonstrated abilities in both teamwork and independent work; interest in science education and applying science to management-related questions; strong background in ecological science, especially in fire and vegetation ecology; experience in geospatial analysis and complex statistics; familiarity with federal resource and fire management agency practices and policies. Starting salary is $45-48k, subject to the candidate’s qualifications. Duty station is the Department of Environmental Science and Policy, University of California, Davis. UC-Davis is one of the top ecological research institutions in the world, and there will be many opportunities for collaboration and networking with world-class scientists as well as with multiple federal and state management agencies, NGOs and industry groups. The position must be prepared to travel periodically, sometimes for multiple days; travel funds are provided. If you are qualified and interested, please send your CV, the names and contact info of three references, and a statement of interest, including a summary of your skills and background, to: Dr. Hugh Safford, USDA Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Region, and Department of Environmental Science and Policy, UC-Davis, hughsafford@fs.fed.us, 707-562-8934. Posted: 5/1/14.

Experimental Community Ecology/Restoration of Post-Agricultural Landscapes: There is a postdoctoral opening to join a collaborative group conducting large-scale experimental research to understand: 1) How agricultural legacies, contemporary restoration, and their interaction structure plant communities, 2) Controls over the spatial spread of relict understory herbs from remnant woodlands into adjacent post-agricultural woodlands. We particularly seek a conceptually-driven researcher excited to bring interests in community assembly, species interactions, spatial ecology, or other areas to bear on the above questions. The successful candidate will join Lars Brudvig’s research group at Michigan State University and work in collaboration with John Orrock at University of Wisconsin and the US Forest Service. This project is being conducted at the Savannah River Site in SC, where >120 1ha patches of remnant and post-agricultural longleaf pine woodland are being experimentally restored using tree thinning and prescribed fire. The treatments were initiated in early 2012, following a year of pre-treatment data collection, and we are accumulating a large dataset of plant community dynamics, along with numerous potential explanatory variables (e.g., soils, woodland structure, surrounding landscape composition, small mammal communities) and are also implementing a series of mechanism-oriented experiments nested within these sites (e.g., seed additions, consumer exclosures). The postdoc will work with these datasets and conduct new research within our experiment. This position will be primarily located at Michigan State, with field work conducted at the research site in South Carolina. An application consists of: 1) a CV, 2) <2 page cover letter describing research interests, past research experiences, and ideas for research within our project, and 3) names/contact information for three references. We have two years of funding for this position, with the second year contingent on satisfactory progress. Applications and any inquiries should be directed to Lars Brudvig (brudvig@msu.edu). Review of applicants will begin 17 March 2014. Posted: 2/24/14.

Restoration Ecology: Postdoctoral Fellow, Missouri Botanical Garden. The holder of this position is expected to develop innovative research projects that advance the science of restoration ecology and build upon the strengths of MBG’s local and international field programs. The candidate will have opportunities to develop collaborative projects at MBG’s Shaw Nature Reserve and other field sites and natural areas in the St. Louis region, the Midwest, USA, and internationally. The successful candidate will have opportunities to collaborate in ongoing research projects related to the restoration of degraded ecosystems and reinforcement of populations of endangered plant species by working directly with MBG scientists active in conservation biology, reintroduction biology, global change, restoration ecology, community ecology, and macroecology. This individual will also interact with a broader community of scientists at universities, non-governmental organizations, and governmental agencies. Other responsibilities include participating in the recently-formed Ecological Restoration Alliance of botanic gardens, arboreta and seed banks and working with MBG seed bank staff to develop ex situ collections for restoration projects. This individual will also be expected to help build restoration capacity in MBG’s international field programs. Two regions of particular interest are the tropical Andean countries, and Madagascar and other islands in the Indian Ocean. Thus, fluency or competence in Spanish and/or French is highly desirable. The position will be based in St. Louis, where a vibrant community of conservation biologists, ecologists, and evolutionary biologists interact through partnerships among MBG, Washington University, the University of Missouri-St. Louis and Saint Louis University. Qualifications: Candidates should have a strong background in one or more of the following fields: restoration ecology, landscape ecology, conservation biology, or a related discipline. A Ph.D. in one or more of these fields is required by the start date. In addition, candidates should have excellent writing and communications skills as well as an eagerness to produce and publish scientific results. •Strong background including a minimum of (6) months prior experience or coursework in one or more of the following fields: restoration ecology, conservation science, community ecology, landscape ecology, spatial analysis. •Demonstrated ability including a minimum of (6) months experience using R and ESRI software (or at least one of the above tools). •Prior experience writing scientific papers, grant proposals and reports. Apply at http://www.mobot.org/jobs and submit a brief statement of research interests (2 page maximum), a CV, copies of relevant publications or manuscripts, and the names and contact information for three references to recruiting@mobot.org before March 31, 2014. Recruiter: Tracy Breckenridge (recruiting@mobot.org). Posted: 3/13/14.

Plant Ecology/Climate Change: A full-time post-doctoral position in plant ecology and climate change is available in the lab of Brenda Casper, Department of Biology, University of Pennsylvania, to develop investigations using data already in hand from a four-year climate change experiment in steppe vegetation in northern Mongolia. The particular questions to be addressed are flexible, dependent on the individual’s interests and area of expertise; investigations will be in collaboration with other plant and soil ecologists involved with the project. The experiment manipulated temperature, precipitation, and grazing and incorporated landscape scale variation in plant community composition and soil properties. Measured variables include flowering phenology; cover and biomass by plant species; plant functional traits, including N and C isotopes; nutrient availability; litter production; soil respiration; and microclimate. Strong quantitative skills are necessary, including the ability to work with large data sets. Experience using R programming preferred. The position would be for a minimum of two years, with opportunity for annual renewal. Applicants should submit a current CV with a cover letter explaining prior research and their particular interest in this project and have three letters of recommendation sent to bcasper@sas.upenn.edu. The words “Mongolia post-doc” should be included in the subject line of all correspondence. Review of applications will begin April 15, 2014 and continue until the position is filled. Start date is negotiable. Posted: 3/20/14.

Plant Ecology: The Department of Plant Ecology (Working Group Functional and Tropical Plant Ecology, Prof. Dr. Engelbrecht) at the University of Bayreuth, Germany offers a Senior Scientist/Post-Doctoral Position in Plant Ecology (Akademischer Rat/Akademische Rätin auf Zeit, A13, full time). The position is initially offered for 3 years. The position offers the opportunity to develop an own research and teaching profile. Development of new research proposals and publication of high-quality original scientific research are expected. The teaching load is 5 hours per week. Teaching will be in German and/or English primarily in the B.Sc. Biology and the M.Sc. Biodiversity and Ecology programs at the University Bayreuth. Candidate’s qualifications: (1) Doctoral or PhD degree in Ecology, Biology or Botany, (2) knowledge and experience in plant physiological ecology and/or plant community ecology, and in designing, conducting and analyzing field research, (3) a strong publication record, (4) good oral and written communication (English is required, German a plus), (5) skills and desire to communicate and interact with other scientists. Applicants should send a curriculum vitae with list of publications and teaching experience, a statement of research interests, and contact addresses of 3 referees (preferably via email) to Prof. Dr. Bettina Engelbrecht, email: bettina.engelbrecht@uni-bayreuth.de. Deadline for applications is January 15, 2014 or until the position is filled. The earliest starting date for the position is March 1, 2014. Posted: 12/19/13.

Ecology: Postdoctoral Researcher, Technician, or Grad. Research Assistant in Ecology; Department of Integrative Biology; University of South Florida. Jason Rohr has funds to hire a staff member in his laboratory. The interests of the applicant should be in disease ecology, microbial ecology, climate change, or pollution. He will hire either a postdoc, graduate student, or technician depending on the quality of applicants. We are ultimately looking for the most promising and productive candidate whose skills most complement our present research team. Please view the Rohr Lab website to examine the research interests and publications of the lab. This position is funded by several granting agencies and thus there is great flexibility in developing specific projects. The start date is flexible, but the sooner the candidate can start the better. Applicants should send a cover letter, CV, brief statement of research interests (<2 pages), and list of references (preferably as a single pdf) to Dr. Jason Rohr (jasonrohr@gmail.com) with the subject line of the email reading “Postdoc Application (insert last name)” or “Grad. RA Application (insert last name)” or “Technician Application (insert last name)”. For example: Postdoc Application Smith. The closing date for this position is September 2, 2013 or until the position is filled. Dr. Jason Rohr will be attending the Ecological Society of America meeting in Minneapolis from August 5-8 and would be happy to meet interested applicants then. Please contact him through email (jasonrohr@gmail.com) ASAP if you will be attending the meeting and are interested in meeting. Posted: 7/29/13.

Inventory and Monitoring Ecologist: The National Park Service seeks an Ecologist based in Fredericksburg, VA. This is a permanent federal position open to all U.S. citizens. For more details and to apply, please refer to the announcement on USAJobs. Position Summary: As part of the Natural Resource Challenge, a service-wide, inventory and monitoring program has been developed to address the lack of credible scientific information available to parks on natural resources. As part of the strategy to implement natural resource monitoring throughout the National Park Service, parks with significant natural resources have been organized into 32 inventory and monitoring networks linked by geography and shared natural resource characteristics to facilitate collaboration, information sharing, and economies of scale in natural resource management. This is a permanent staff position for the NPS. The incumbent serves as a principal advisor and program leader in terrestrial and aquatic ecology for the Mid-Atlantic Network of the Inventory and Monitoring Program. The incumbent will be the primary lead for coordination, development, implementation, data collection, analysis, and reporting for each of three complex ecology monitoring programs, including vegetation, breeding birds, and benthic macroinvertebrates. Specific Duties: Responsible for implementing monitoring programs based on sound ecological principles and the flora, fauna and the physical environment of the park and surrounding lands. Interprets the findings from the analysis of long-term data sets and defines the significance of population and ecological changes that are occurring. Coordinates the Network's monitoring programs in coordination with the nine member parks and partners on adjacent lands to ensure programmatic goals are achieved. Carries out program management duties by hiring, training, and supervising field technicians, developing work plans and schedules, tracking project funds and equipment, and preparing accomplishment reports, as needed. Conducts analysis of complex data, determining and documenting the significance of findings. Accomplishes data analysis in a way that is highly credible and meets scientifically acceptable standards. Summarizes new information for use by the scientific community, park staff, cooperators and partners. Performs data entry and carries out quality control checks on data collection and entry performed by others. Implements scientific monitoring protocols to identify, evaluate, and conduct long-term monitoring of ecosystem components, such as flora and fauna, and ecological processes. Incorporates appropriate database and Geographic Information System (GIS) technology into job to provide comprehensive and scientifically sound answers to inquiries from managers and others. Uses computer applications for data analysis, manipulation, and presentation. Closes: 5/16/14. Posted: 5/8/14.

Vegetation Ecologist: Yellowstone National Park, National Park Service. Under the guidance and direct supervision of Yellowstone's Supervisory Vegetation Specialist, incumbent leads efforts to inventory, monitor, and research the vegetation resources of the park, as well as implement native vegetation restoration of disturbed rangelands. Prepares and contributes to writing Environmental Impact Statements. Identifies, designs, develops and implements vegetation inventory and monitors protocols. Researches management oriented and basic science needs surrounding plant/animal interactions, disturbance ecology of plant species of special management concern, native/exotic plant community dynamics, and/or ecological processes using hypothesis testing. Leads dryland native vegetation restoration. Incorporates GPS/GIS technology for data collection, analysis and presentation. Prepares requests for proposals, grant applications, management and scientific reports and technical publications. Serves as Contracting Officer's Technical Representative on projects through contracts, interagency and cooperative agreements. Leads, recruits, trains, evaluates other Federal employees and park volunteers. See the full job ad to apply: open to all or Merit Promotion. Closes: 11/18/13. Posted: 11/11/13.

Vegetation Ecology: The Institute of Botany of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic is currently seeking a highly motivated, results-oriented vegetation ecologist to join the Department of Vegetation Ecology in Brno, Czech Republic. The successful candidate will work in the interdisciplinary team of the prestigious European Research Council (ERC) grant “Long-term woodland dynamics in Central Europe: from estimations to a realistic model“. The position is available starting approximately in January/February 2014. What we require: PhD in ecology, forestry, biology or related subjects; Strong background in biostatistics, preferably also in GIS; Strong motivation to work in a team; Results-oriented attitude, ability to initiate and complete publications of papers in leading peer-reviewed journals. What we offer: Excellent working conditions at a well-established research institute; Participation in a prestigious ERC grant; One-year contract with the possibility of extension until the end of 2016; Competitive salary including health and social insurance; Employee’s benefits provided by the Institute. How to apply: Please send your cover letter and structured CV summarizing your scientific background including publications as a single pdf to ibot@ibot.cas.cz. Application deadline: November 26th, 2013. Full job ad. For additional information about the position and the project, please do not hesitate to contact Radim Hedl at radim.hedl@ibot.cas.cz or Peter Szabo at peter.szabo@ibot.cas.cz. Posted: 11/8/13.

Forest Ecologist and Forest Ecohydrologist: The Joseph W. Jones Ecological Research Center at Ichauway invites applications for two research positions in Forest Ecology and Forest Ecohydrology. Both are permanent positions with 12-month salaries and responsibilities of 70% research and 30% education/outreach. They are both ranked for either Assistant or Associate Scientist depending upon applicant experience and qualifications. The Center is seeking candidates with expertise to complement our existing staff and integrative, multi-disciplinary programs. For the Forest Ecologist, a Ph.D. and evidence of ability to establish a successful research program in the area(s) of competition, disturbance and stand development, stand structure, or fire ecology is required, as is the desire and experience to apply research results in an applied forest management and restoration context. We are especially interested in candidates who will develop a field-oriented research program that addresses applied information needs related to longleaf pine management, restoration and conservation. Experience in application of landscape and spatial ecology to address questions at multiple scales is desired. For the Forest Ecohydrologist, the focus is on soil-plant-water interactions and the role of forests and management on regional hydrology. The Center is interested in an individual who can contribute to a field-oriented and multidisciplinary long-term research program investigating forest watershed processes in Longleaf Pine and other coastal plain ecosystems. The candidate should have a Ph.D. and experience in conducting ecophysiological, ecosystem and/or landscape studies that integrate multiple data sources, sensor networks, and analytical frameworks to address water balances. These approaches should examine how changes in forest management, other land uses, climate and disturbance affect ecohydrologic relationships at multiple spatial scales. Experience and inclination to apply scientific principles to regional conservation and watershed management priorities are essential. Several ongoing long-term research projects provide extensive data and collaboration possibilities, as do long-term monitoring data sets. Education and outreach programs focus on training for natural resource professionals and undergraduate and graduate university students. Adjunct or affiliate faculty status at regional universities is expected and facilitated. For full consideration, send letter of application, curriculum vitae, and three references with contact information by email to: jobs@jonesctr.org, Subject line: FOREST ECOLOGIST or FOREST ECOHYDROLOGIST. For specific questions contact Dr. Lindsay Boring, Director, (229)734-4706, ext. 224 or by email: lindsay.boring@jonesctr.org or the Search Chairs: Dr. Steve Jack, Forest Ecology Search Chair, (229)734-4706, ext. 247 or steve.jack@jonesctr.org. Dr. Katherine Kirkman, Forest Ecohydrology Search Chair, (229)734-4706, ext. 226 or kay.kirkman@jonesctr.org. Posted: 5/7/14.

Forest Ecology and Disturbances: The University of Turin has launched the “TrainToMove T2M” call in the framework of the EU funded FP7- PEOPLE- COFUND Act. T2M aims at maximizing career opportunities for incoming experienced researchers through a transnational mobility experience, enriched by the development of individual research project. T2M programme is implemented over 5 years and is realized through 2 calls for proposals, assigning a total of 28 transnational incoming mobility fellowships, 14 fellowship each. Eligible researchers are experienced researchers having at the time of call deadline with up to 7 years of research experience since PhD or having at the time of call deadline a track record of 4-10 years of full time equivalent research experience in the last ten years since MSc. Moreover applicants must not have carried out their work and/or studies in Italy for more than 12 months in the 3 years prior to call deadline. The salary offered is 37500 €/year (28500€ of living allowance and 9000€ for mobility and travel allowance) and there are also 8000€/year as a contribution to research costs. More information at http://www.train2move.unito.it/ Our research unit is offering a T2M position in the research field “Forest disturbances and ecosystem services”. If you need more information don’t hesitate to get in touch with me. The deadline for the first call is next 5th May. Prof. Renzo Motta PhD, Forest ecology and silviculture, Dept. of Agricultural, Forest and Food Sciences DISAFA, University of Turin ITALY, renzo.motta@unito.it, skype: mttrnz60. Posted: 3/14/14.

Forest Ecology: Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Forest and Fire Ecology Lab, University of Wyoming, Laramie, WY. Department of Botany and Program in Ecology; Daniel B. Tinker, PI. Position Duration: Two years, including summer support and full benefits. Travel funds are available for field efforts and presentation of findings at scientific conferences. Ideal start date April, 2014. I am seeking a highly-motivated researcher to join a large, multi-institutional and interdisciplinary team (Bioenergy Alliance Network of the Rockies (BANR)) investigating the sustainability of utilizing beetle-killed wood as a feedstock for biofuel, and the ecological consequences of related activities. Specific duties of the postdoctoral associate would include: assuming a leadership role in all field activities related to assessment of environmental impacts of feedstock removal, including study site selection; and, working within a modeling environment to evaluate system responses to alternatives other than tree removal, including changing fire regimes under novel climatic conditions. Collaboration is expected with other members of the interdisciplinary team and development of individual research activities and collaborations with others is encouraged. The successful candidate will provide leadership to the research team, including graduate and undergraduate students, field and lab technicians, and other faculty. Required qualifications: Ph.D. in ecology, forestry, biological sciences, or related field, along with a familiarity with forest systems of the central and northern Rockies. Desired: Experience with fire behavior and vegetation models such as FVS, Farsite, FireBGC, or WFDS. Statistical modeling skills, including practice with Bayesian methods and hierarchical models, and familiarity with climate downscaling techniques are highly desired. An interest in scaling stand-level processes such as carbon cycling and/or other relevant ecosystem processes to landscapes is encouraged. Apply: Inquiries and applications should be sent electronically as a single PDF containing CV, contact information for three references, and cover letter with qualifications and research interests to Dr. Daniel B. Tinker (tinker@uwyo.edu). Initial review of candidates will begin immediately and all application materials received by April 1 (extended) will be given full consideration. Posted: 2/11/14, revised: 3/5/14.

Forest Ecology: The Research Foundation for State University of New York, College of Environmental Science and Forestry (SUNY ESF) is seeking outstanding applicants for a position of a Postdoctoral Associate to evaluate the impacts of deer pressure on forest regeneration across New York State. The position is funded by a large collaborative agreement between SUNY ESF and New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC). This position will work closely with principal investigators Drs. Martin Dovciak and Jacqueline Frair (SUNY ESF) and Jeremy Hurst (NYS DEC), and with the staff of Cornell Cooperative Extension. Submit application materials by January 10, 2014 to ensure optimal consideration. For a complete job description and to apply please visit http://www.esf.edu/hr/. For more information, contact Martin Dovciak. Posted: 12/20/13.

Forest Ecosystem Science: A position for a post-doctoral associate is available at Texas A&M University in the Forest Ecosystem Science Lab. The associate will be part of the “Pine Integrated Network: Education, Mitigation, and Adaptation” project or PINEMAP, a multi-institutional and interdisciplinary effort to understand the response of managed southern pine forests to climate change and determine their potential role in mitigating the accumulation of greenhouse gases. The associate will have the opportunity to develop their own research interests, interact with graduate and undergraduate students, and attend national meetings to present research results. PINEMAP has over 50 primary investigators who are working on topics ranging from tree genetics to economics, giving the associate the opportunity to interact with a diverse group of scientists. The ideal candidate will have an interest in ecosystem and soil carbon cycling and direct experience with field flux measurements of CO2 or trace gases (N2O, CH4). Experience with laboratory analytical techniques such as stable isotope or radiocarbon analyses or gas chromatography, is also desired. The associate will lead field excursions during all seasons and is expected to have excellent organizational and communication skills (both oral and written). The planned start date is March 1, 2014 but there is some flexibility around this date. The position is for two years, with the second year contingent on satisfactory performance. The salary range will be $40-46k per year. Please contact Dr. Jason G. Vogel (jason_vogel@tamu.edu) if interested. Include a (1) cover letter describing your interest in this position, relevant experience, and your preferred start date and (2) a CV. Posted: 11/12/13.

Forest Ecology/Ecophysiology/Soils: The School of Forest Resources and Conservation, University of Florida invites applicants for an available postdoctoral scientist position to participate in a collaborative research project: Pine Integrated Network: Education, Mitigation and Adaptation project (PINEMAP) The PINEMAP project focuses on the 20 million acres of planted pine forests managed by private landowners in the Atlantic and Gulf coastal states from Virginia to Texas, plus Arkansas and Oklahoma. PINEMAP integrates research, extension, and education to enable southern pine landowners to manage forests to increase carbon sequestration; increase efficiency of nitrogen and other fertilizer inputs; and adapt forest management approaches to increase forest resilience and sustainability under variable climates. A team of over 50 scientists, educators and Extension professionals from 11 southeastern land grant universities and the USDA Forest Service work together in interdisciplinary teams. The position will be supervised by Drs. Eric J. Jokela and Timothy A. Martin The postdoctoral scientist will conduct collaborative research using an integrated network of replicated field installations, including throughfall exclusion and fertilization experiments and be responsible for conducting and synthesizing research in one or more of the following areas: * Investigating the effects of climate, soils and management approaches on ecosystem C dynamics in loblolly pine ecosystems * Quantifying the effects of soil moisture and nutrient availability on stand water balance and/or soil C dynamics * Studying dynamical biogeochemical processes as influenced by climate, soils and management practices. The postdoc will also have opportunities to develop new, complementary projects and to participate in related ongoing projects. Field work will take place primarily in north Florida and south Georgia. Applicants should have a PhD in forest ecology, ecophysiology, soils, or a related field. Desirable attributes include capabilities for analyzing and synthesizing large and diverse data sets (statistical and programming). The position requires an individual capable of conducting independent, organized, and creative field research, and one who is enthusiastic about working in a collaborative group environment. The postdoc will be expected to train and mentor graduate and undergraduate students related to the project and to prepare refereed publications and reports. Interested candidates should send a single pdf file containing the following: 1) a cover letter indicating interest in the project, (2) a curriculum vitae, (3) a list of three professional references including names, email addresses, and telephone numbers, and (4) two representative publications to Dr. Eric J. Jokela, School of Forest Resources and Conservation, University of Florida, PO Box 110410, Gainesville, FL 32611. For further information contact Dr. Eric Jokela at ejokela@ufl.edu (352 846-0890) or Dr. Timothy Martin at tamartin@ufl.edu (352 846-0866). Applications will be reviewed beginning December 15, 2013. The position will be funded for one year, renewable for up to two years based on performance. The anticipated starting date for the position is January 15, 2014. Posted: 10/21/13.

Tropical Forest Ecology and Biodiversity: The Tropical Ecology Assessment and Monitoring (TEAM) Network seeks a quantitative tropical forest ecologist at the postdoctoral level to conduct research and analyses using existing data from the TEAM Network on biodiversity (trees, lianas, vertebrates), land cover/land use change, climate, productivity and carbon storage in tropical forests to advance understanding of the dynamics or spatial patterns of tropical forest biodiversity and its implications for conservation practice and policy. Potential research foci include (but are not restricted to): the relationship between patterns of plant and animal diversity at local, regional and global scales, and implications of these relationships for conservation practice and policy; what are the implications of increasing climate variability and/or non-analog climates for plant or animal communities in tropical forests, and how do these vary among continents? Requirements: 1) a strong background/interest in tropical forest ecology, 2) advanced statistical modeling skills (including preferably Hierarchical Bayesian Modeling), 3) ability to analyze and manage large data sets in R, Matlab or similar analytical environments, 4) ability to work collaboratively with others as well as independently, and 5) demonstrated ability to plan and write manuscripts and follow through to the publication stage. The individual in this position is expected to develop at least two analysis papers using Network-wide data to be published in high impact journals in collaboration with other scientists across the TEAM Network, in particular with TEAM’s Technical Committee members (Technical Liaisons, Technical Director) and other field-based TEAM scientists across the Network. The position will be based at an institution to be determined. One year of funding is secured for this position with a possible one-year renewal. This position is based at Conservation International Headquarters in Arlington, VA. To apply, see: Postdoctoral Associate, Tropical Forest Ecology and Biodiversity. Posted: 9/13/13.

Conservation/Restoration/Population Ecology: Dr. William Morris seeks to hire a postdoctoral researcher at Duke University to collaborate in a multi-investigator study of source-sink dynamics of endangered butterflies in the context of ecological restoration. This study involves researchers from Duke (Morris), Tufts University (E. Crone), University of Washington Vancouver (C. Shultz), North Carolina State University (N. Haddad), and the Institute for Wildlife Studies (B. Hudgens and C. Damiani). We are focusing on the question of whether ecological restoration has the potential to create (at least temporarily) sink habitats or ecological traps that may complicate attempts to manage rare butterflies on military lands, with funding from the Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program (SERDP) of the Department of Defense. We are seeking a population ecologist to develop landscape models of source-sink dynamics tied to empirical data on movement and demography of butterflies in multiple habitat types on real landscapes, and to use the models to compare simpler and more complex metrics of source vs. sink status. The successful candidate must have at least basic programing skills (in R and/or MATLAB), and be interested in learning how to tie movement models to GIS databases of landscape characteristics. While knowledge of demographic methods/models and familiarity with different types of movement models (simulations, diffusion models, and integro-difference or integro-differential equation models) are positive qualifications, far more important is experience with collecting demographic data (of any organisms, including plants) or quantifying animal movement in the field, and general knowledge of population ecology, coupled with an interest in learning quantitative methods. In addition, we are open to side projects initiated by the postdoctoral fellow that fit the general aims of the project. Interested candidates should send a current CV, a brief (~2 pages) statement of past research accomplishments as well as a statement of how those experiences quality the candidate for this position, and the names and addresses (including email) of three references to W. Morris via email (wfmorris@duke.edu) by Oct. 15, 2013. The funded proposal for the project is available from W. Morris upon request. The position begins Jan. 1, 2014, or as soon thereafter as a suitable candidate is identified. Posted: 9/30/13.

Ecology and Conservation: Ecologist at Harvard Forest. Scientist with strong research and publication record to develop a research program in ecology and conservation in New England. The specific research area is open but should complement existing LTER, DOE, DOD, EPA, NEON, NASA, SIGEO and related studies, and build on established archival, land, and research infrastructure developed over more than a century of study. Scientists with a focus in ecosystem ecology, natural resource economics, forest hydrology, and related areas are encouraged to apply. The scientist will be a member of the senior research staff who design, conduct, publish and fund studies with >100 outside collaborators. This full-time research position will add breadth to the Harvard Forest research group by initiating a new research program and complementary activities. We seek an individual who will fit well into the research context, history, current research program and facilities, and intellectual and biological environment presented by the Forest's setting in central New England. In particular we seek someone whose research interests: Are complementary to those of current research staff and existing research foci in community and historical ecology, environmental history, conservation biology, dendrochronology and paleoecology, landscape ecology, ecosystem dynamics, ecosystem services, and conservation policy; Augment ongoing externally-funded research and education programs (NSF-REU and NASA-NICE Site). Capitalize on 100+ years of records and extensive geographical, cartographic, and historical databases; Use or add to the infrastructure base provided by existing research labs and long-term studies in biogeochemistry, molecular/microbial ecology, paleoecology, dendrochronology, and spatial analysis; Make full use of the rural setting and the Harvard Forest’s focus on studies at a site (e.g. 1500 hectares of Harvard land), sub-region (e.g. central Massachusetts, coastal New England, and adjoining New York), and regional (New England and adjacent areas) levels. Have a commitment to translating science into meaningful contributions to policy and management. Qualifications: PhD required. Excellent history of complex collaborative research, publication, and funding. Post-doctoral experience and engagement with broader audiences a plus. The competitive salary for this endowment-funded position will be determined by background and experience. The initial appointment of three years will be renewable subject to review. The Harvard Forest offers an excellent field, laboratory, and academic environment, and will assist the incumbent in developing proper research facilities. Excellent benefits package. Applications should include: 1) CV; 2) Cover letter with contact information for three recommenders; and 3) Supporting material describing research experience and directions, and the fit between the individual's expertise, interests, intellectual history, and ongoing activities at the Harvard Forest. These supporting materials are especially critical, as the desire is to identify an individual whose research directions effectively complement the physical, cultural, and collaborative scientific environment of the Harvard Forest. Please submit PDF of CV, cover letter and supporting materials to http://employment.harvard.edu/ Administrative/Staff Jobs (External Candidates)/Search Openings by Location: USA-MA-Petersham. Requisition number 30253BR. Applications will be accepted through end of business on Friday, September 27, 2013. For additional information please contact: Aaron Ellison (aellison@fas.harvard.edu), David Foster (drfoster@fas.harvard.edu), Kathy Lambert (klambert01@fas.harvard.edu), Jonathan Thompson (floristics@gmail.com), or Dave Orwig (orwig@fas.harvard.edu). Posted: 9/9/13.

Ecology & Conservation: We have an exciting opportunity for a post-doctoral research fellow to work with Dr Jorn Scharlemann within the newly established Ecology & Conservation Group. We are looking for an analytical thinker with broad interests in biodiversity conservation who enjoys the challenge of working quantitatively at the science-policy interface on issues of global importance for sustainability. This new post will involve collating, compiling and analysing global datasets on terrestrial biodiversity, socio-economic data and conservation actions, to answer questions relating to issues of conservation policy relevance. Experience in the quantitative analysis of complex global datasets using GIS and statistics, and the willingness to work between disciplines will be essential. We are looking for an enthusiastic, ambitious and self-motivated scientist who is able to work independently and as part of the team. You must have (or be about to obtain) a relevant PhD or have equivalent research experience. You must also have relevant quantitative research skills and knowledge of biodiversity conservation. For details, see: Research Fellow in Ecology & Conservation (Fixed term) Ref 281. School of Life Sciences, University of Sussex - Evolution, Behaviour and Environment. Fixed term for two years, full time. Salary range: starting at £30k and rising to £36k per annum. Closing date for applications: 20 September 2013. Posted: 8/22/13.

Research Wildlife Biologist: The USDA Forest Service Pacific Northwest Research Station anticipates advertising and filling two permanent, full-time Research Wildlife Biologist positions at the GS-12 level. One position will be in Wenatchee, Washington, and the other will be in Corvallis, Oregon. U.S. citizenship and a Ph.D. in wildlife biology or a related field are required for both positions. To learn more these positions and express your interest, please see the outreach notices and response forms found at http://www.fs.fed.us/pnw/employment/. Potential applicants should respond separately to each outreach by January 21, 2014. Posted: 12/12/13.

Population Ecology of Endangered Beach Mice: A postdoctoral position is available in the Department of Wildlife Ecology and Conservation at the University of Florida (Gainesville, FL). The researcher will be at the lead of a large-scale demographic study on Peromyscus polionotus, and will be working closely with a large (4-8 person) field team and faculty including James Austin and Madan Oli, and will be coordinating research with Drs. Branch and Miller, whom are heading up behavioral studies in the same beach mouse system. This position is unique in that it will be a great opportunity to further develop research leadership and organizational skills, interact with multiple stakeholders (various government interests, general public, media), and to have the opportunity to be intimately involved in a large scale research program on an endangered taxon. The position is being funded by the Florida Department of Transportation, at the request of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, to research the processes driving demographic and neutral genetic patterns of Perdido Key beach mice. Data to be collected and analyzed will include detailed demographic and life history data and the effects of human–altered habitats on patterns of dispersal and gene flow at fine geographic scales. Qualifications: A PhD with a focus on demographic/population ecology is preferred. Additional strengths in one or all of the following would be advantageous: Capture-mark-recapture population modeling, individual-based genetic pedigree analysis, and a demonstrated aptitude for picking up relatively complex modeling approaches (e.g. coalescent simulations). The candidate should have experience leading field data collection efforts (organizational, planning, implementation of demographic field studies), demonstrated organizational skills, particularly of large data sets, field crews, and most of all, enjoy field work and warm sandy beaches! Demonstration of effective leadership, reliability, good inter-personal skills and demonstrated scholarship will be expected during the application and interview process. The study site is located at Perdido Key, a barrier island located at the western extent of the Florida panhandle. A significant portion of time will be spent at the field site, overseeing data collection and managing field crews. The main location will be in Gainesville, at the University of Florida. The position is for a minimum of one year, with the opportunity for extension based on performance. Annual salary is budgeted at $47k plus fringe benefits. We will be seeking candidates that are available early in 2014 (i.e. as early as February). Interested parties should send a cover letter, C.V., and three references, including one from their PhD advisor (and their contact information). Dr. James Austin, Dept. Wildlife Ecology and Conservation, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32611. 352-846-0646, austinj@ufl.edu. Posted: 9/16/13, revised: 12/12/13.

Mammal Camera Trap Science/Middle School Curricula: One postdoctoral position will be available to work in the lab of Roland Kays in North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, and in collaboration with North Carolina State University. The goal of this project is to bring citizen science to schools to allow students to do projects in which the answers to the questions they ask are not known. This position will lead efforts to ask questions about mammal ecology (including urban ecology) using camera traps run by middle school students, and will parallel other efforts of our collaborators working in entomology, genomics, and paleontology. This position will be involved in identifying the scientific question to be addressed, coordinating training and equipment distribution to schools, reviewing the quality of the data, and overseeing the analysis and publication in peer review and popular outlets. Position will last for 3-5 years. Ideal start date is January 2014. For details, see the full job ad. Posted: 10/3/13.

Avian and Predator Occupancy of CRP Fields: Drs. Clay Nielsen and Eric Schauber, Cooperative Wildlife Research Laboratory, Southern Illinois University, are seeking a Postdoctoral Research Fellow to study site occupancy of upland wildlife in Illinois. This will be a 1-year position. We have developed extensive datasets on avian and predator occupancy of CRP fields in Illinois during the past 4 years. In conjunction with graduate students, the successful applicant will analyze data beginning Day 1 with the expectation to quickly prepare manuscripts for submission to scientific journals. Additional wildlife occupancy datasets will be made available for analysis, as well. Opportunities will be available to work with collaborators to write additional grant proposals, gain experience mentoring graduate and undergraduate students, and participate in teaching university courses. Salary: ~$40k + benefit package. Qualifications: The successful applicant will have: (1) obtained (recently) a Ph.D. in wildlife management, forestry, ecology, zoology, biology, or a related field; (2) superior quantitative skills with considerable experience using occupancy modeling techniques; (3) strong communication skills; (4) a solid publication record; and (5) an ability to work both independently and within a team framework. Interested parties should submit a cover letter, CV, PDFs of pertinent publications, and list of 3 references no later than 15 May 2014. Start Date: 7/1/2014. Contact: Clay Nielsen (email: kezo92@siu.edu). Posted: 4/17/14.

Modelling Animal Communities in Managed Forest/Woodland Caribou and Forest Management: The NSERC-Université Laval Industrial Research Chair in Silviculture and Wildlife has research opportunities for two post-doctoral fellows to participate in its research program over the next year. The program seeks to develop silviculture systems suited for the sustainable management of uneven-aged boreal forests. A fellowship of 45k$ for one year will be available. Post-doc 1: Modelling animal communities in managed boreal forest - The overall objective of this project is to evaluate the impact of forest management on biodiversity in boreal ecosystems. The post-doctoral fellow will use multivariate technics to identify indicator species (invertebrates, forest birds, and small mammals) that can predict local and regional diversity in post-fire and post-logging forests. Post-doc 2: Woodland caribou as an umbrella species - The objective is to evaluate to what extent a forest management plan suitable for the preservation of forest-dwelling caribou can also maintain animal biodiversity in old-growth forest ecosystems. The approach will be to identify the main environmental factors influencing the fitness of caribou, identify forest management strategies that, accordingly, should yield relatively high fitness, and then predict the biodiversity expected under those conditions. Administrative responsibilities include: 1. Writing scientific papers, progress reports, and posters. 2. Maintaining the project's database; as well as supervising and verifying contributions from employees and students. 3. Advising and assisting researchers and students in their studies. Qualifications: Hold a PhD in terrestrial ecology, forestry, biostatistics or related field. Have extensive research experience in animal or community ecology. Have in-depth knowledge of ecological modelling and contemporary multivariate statistical methods. Be familiar with the use of Geographic Information Systems. Université Laval is a French university and some basic French is an asset. Applicants for this position should email me a short cover letter indicating their motivation, accompanied by a current CV and the names and contact information of three references. We will begin to review the applications on 1 April 2014: Daniel Fortin (Daniel.Fortin@bio.ulaval.ca), Département de biologie, Pavillon Alexandre-Vachon, 1045, av. de la Médecine, Université Laval, Québec (Qc) G1V 0A6, Canada. Posted: 3/20/14.

Terrestrial Wildlife Ecologist: National Great Rivers Research and Education Center, a partnership of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Lewis and Clark Community College. 100% Research position. Qualifications: To be considered, candidates will have a Ph.D. in wildlife ecology or related discipline. Preferred candidates will be mid-career with a publication record equivalent to that of an associate professor. Mid-career candidates will be expected to have a strong record of peer-reviewed publications and evidence of sustained success in attracting external funding for interdisciplinary research. To be considered, early-career candidates will be expected to have published in peer-reviewed publications and evidence of success or potential success in attracting external funding for interdisciplinary research. Candidates should have strong quantitative skills, a vigorous record of publication, and evidence of a fundable research program that is relevant to the NGRREC mission. To apply: https://jobs.lc.edu/postings/638. Deadline: March 31, 2014. Posted: 2/17/14.

Wildlife Ecologist: The Wilderness Society. This position will lead the development and application of spatial analyses incorporating development/disturbance effects on wildlife movement, habitat use, and population dynamics. The Wildlife Ecologist’s main objective is to develop analytical methods and research products that expand on previous research by the organization to understand how changes to Arctic ecosystems impact wildlife populations. The applicant should possess strong quantitative skills, the ability to apply and/or develop spatially explicit modeling techniques using R and ArcGIS (or similar programs), and an ability to manage large datasets for spatial analyses. The applicant must also have an understanding of wildlife ecology in order to form plausible hypotheses regarding wildlife habitat, movement, and impacts of development on wildlife. An understanding of wildlife ecology in Alaska is desirable but not required. The applicant must work well with others as work will be in collaboration with federal, state, tribal, NGO, and university scientists to create management-relevant scientific analyses. This is a one year position with specific research goals as outlined above. The position will provide an opportunity to conduct cutting edge science with direct management implications. Sufficient data sources are compiled for rapid productivity, with opportunity to expand this project to meet the applicant’s research interests. Continuation would be based on future needs and new funding sources. This position will be located in Anchorage, AK. Duties: Works within a network of scientists to develop wildlife resource selection, wildlife movement, and development impact models in Arctic Alaska. Builds, maintains and shares spatial databases with collaborators and partners. Interprets and presents study results in written and oral form to collaborators and external groups including scientists, land managers, elected officials, and other audiences. Works collaboratively with scientist in agencies, industry, university and NGOs; works interdependently with TWS policy staff to understand conservation opportunities; works with TWS communications staff to help communicate science to non-technical audiences. Qualifications: PhD with strong quantitative and analytical skills and an emphasis in population and/or spatial/landscape ecology. This could include (but is not limited to) experience with techniques for analyzing resource selection and movement patterns, population viability, landcover change, and disturbance modeling. Demonstrated proficiency with simulation modeling and software used to describe population or landscape dynamics and statistical analyses, including R and ArcGIS. Demonstrated desire and proficiency to prepare reports and manuscripts for peer-review in a timely manner and to make presentations in front of public and professional audiences. Well-organized with strong attention to detail; ability to work independently and as part of a team. Desired Characteristics: Interest in public land management and climate change issues, and experience with or a desire to learn about Alaskan ecosystems. Works well with others, including leadership, collaboration, mentoring and listening skills. Willingness to travel within Alaska, including remote areas. To apply: Please submit a PDF file containing a cover letter explaining your qualifications for the position, a current CV, and the names and contact information for three references on http://wilderness.org/careers-and-internships. Please also submit up to 3 recent, relevant publications as PDF or links to online open access. Please email files with the subject line “Wildlife Ecologist” to: Dr. Wendy Loya (wendy_loya at tws dot org). Please email Dr. Loya if you have questions about the position. Posted: 1/3/14.

Wildlife Ecology, Sagebrush Ecosystems, and Spatial Modeling for Conservation: The Natural Resource Ecology Laboratory (NREL) at Colorado State University (CSU) is looking for up to 3 Postdoctoral Fellows to contribute to a diverse research program addressing research and management questions related to the conservation of wildlife populations and their habitats. The research program currently focuses on the sagebrush ecosystem and understanding wildlife population dynamics in relation to local- and landscape-scale change. Research is conducted in conjunction with the Fort Collins Science Center (FORT) of the U.S. Geological Survey. More specifically, incumbents could investigate (one or more of the following): spatial modeling of wildlife habitat requirements, the effects of climate and land-use change on wildlife populations and habitats, long-term changes in sagebrush habitat patterns and conditions, potential links between habitat trends, conditions, and wildlife populations, response of habitats and species to improvement and restoration treatments, long-term effects of grazing on wildlife population trends, population viability models for species using diverse demographic datasets, relationships between landscape habitat characteristics and restoration practices, and/or prioritization of habitats for conservation and mitigation. The postdoctoral fellow(s) must have earned a Ph.D. prior to the time of appointment, in the area of Ecology, Wildlife Biology, Natural Resources, Conservation, or a closely related field. Strong quantitative skills and prior experience with analysis of ecological data are required. Experience working in sagebrush ecosystems and/or with sage-grouse is important, but not required. Individuals should possess very strong quantitative skills and the interest to learn and pioneer new statistical approaches or techniques. A proven track record of peer-reviewed publications illustrating strong writing and communication skills will be an asset in accomplishing the required tasks. A basic understanding of GIS is extremely important for many of these analyses and positions. Advanced skills in specific quantitative approaches and spatial analyses will be helpful but may not be required of each position. Experience with data simulations, population modeling, spatial modeling, and/or future scenario modeling would be an asset. Individuals with experience with a good spatial and quantitative skills and experience with a diversity of statistical approaches would be ideal for these positions. Salary $40-55k per year with benefits. Funding is available for each position for one year, with the possibility of renewal and opportunities for collaborative development of proposals. The positions will begin in February 2014, or as soon as appropriate candidates can be identified. Please contact Dr. Cameron Aldridge (cameron.aldridge@colostate.edu) for more information about these positions. To see the full position description and apply, please visit: http://warnercnr.colostate.edu/employment-opportunities.html. For full consideration, apply by 5 p.m. on Monday, December 30, 2013. References will not be contacted without prior approval. Posted: 12/11/13.

Lecturer in Animal Ecology: The Department of Natural Resource Ecology and Management at Iowa State University seeks to hire a non-tenure-track, 9-month, full-time Lecturer in Animal Ecology. This position will be responsible for contributing to the undergraduate teaching curriculum focusing on Animal Ecology. This major includes approximately 400 undergraduate students studying wildlife ecology, wildlife care, fisheries and aquatic sciences, pre-veterinary medicine, and natural resources interpretation. Teaching expectation is the equivalent of four (4) courses per semester, 3 credits per course on average, for approximately 15-20 teaching contact hours per week. Courses to be covered by this position may include Principles of Wildlife Conservation (A Ecl 231), coordinating and providing instruction for labs for Vertebrate Biology (A Ecl 365), Ecological Methods (A Ecl/Biol 371), Controversies in Natural Resources (NREM 460), and the development of new courses including (but not limited to) Wildlife-Habitat Relationships, Wildlife Forensics, Introduction to Wildlife Rehabilitation, and Captive Wildlife Husbandry and Management, based upon the candidate's expertise. Other opportunities may exist depending on qualifications and some service to the department is expected. Required qualifications include a M.S. degree in Animal Ecology or related field and teaching experience which demonstrates evidence of effective teaching, public speaking and presentations. Preferred qualifications include a Ph.D. in Animal Ecology or closely related field, teaching experience at the college/university (4-year) level, documented experience using modern technology or techniques that encourage student learning, and participation in teaching workshops to improve teaching techniques. Minimum starting salary is $45k. Starting date is 16 August 2014; the appointment ends 15 May 2017 with possibility of renewal. APPLICATION DEADLINE IS 17 APRIL 2014. To apply for this position, visit http://www.iastatejobs.com and search for Vacancy ID #140194. Once you have located the position click on "Apply for this Vacancy" and complete the Employment Application. Please be prepared to enter or attach the following: 1. A letter of application/cover letter 2. Curriculum vita 3. A statement of teaching philosophy 4. Copies of all college transcripts 5. Names and complete contact information including email addresses for three professional references. For more information regarding this position, please email Dr. Stephen J. Dinsmore at cootjr@iastate.edu or call 515-294-1348. Posted: 4/9/14.

Animal Ecologist: The Department of Integrative Biology and Biodiversity Research, Institute of Zoology, Universität für Bodenkultur Wien (University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna) is currently seeking a Postdoctoral Research Associate. 40 Hours per Week. Duration of employment: 01.04.2014 – 31.03.2020. The Institute of Zoology seeks an animal ecologist to complement its research fields: Agroecology, Soil Zoology and Ecology, and Landscape Ecology. We are looking for researchers working on terrestrial systems and preferably with invertebrates, e.g. focusing on Community Ecology and Ecosystem Functions. There is the opportunity to develop an own working group and new lectures. Responsibilities: The new colleague will - do research and publish results in peer-reviewed scientific journals - apply for and lead third-party funded research projects - teach undergraduate and graduate students supervise Master and PhD theses - engage appropriately in service to the institute and the university - acquire the Habilitation ("Venia docendi") . Besides the ability to fulfill these tasks, we expect applicants to have proficiency in the taxonomy of an animal group (e.g., experience in identification), to be well versed in data analysis and modern ecological methods, and to have a strong publication record in peer-reviewed journals. Further requirements are: - a PhD in Zoology, Animal Ecology, or comparable disciplines - excellent interpersonal skills - very good English . Applications can be submitted until: 13.02.2014. Applicants should submit the following documents (as a single PDF): a curriculum vitae; a list of publications; a statement of future research plans and how they will strengthen our research fields; teaching interests; and the names and contact information of three possible referees. Please send your application to Personnel department, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, 1190 Vienna, Peter-Jordan-Straße 70; E-Mail: kerstin.buchmueller@boku.ac.at. (Reference code: 09). We regret that we cannot reimburse applicants travel and lodging expenses incurred as part of the selection and hiring process. Vice Rector for Human Resource Management and Organisational Development: Univ.Doz. DI Dr. Georg Haberhauer, MBA. Posted: 1/31/14.

Animal Ecology and Conservation: We (Drs. Rob Fletcher and Bob McCleery) are looking for an energetic postdoc to work on three animal ecology and conservation projects in the Department of Wildlife Ecology and Conservation at the University of Florida. The postdoc will spend approximately 2/3 of their time on a recently funded NSF project that combines experimental landscape ecology and network modeling to understand the role of movement on metapopulation persistence in a cactus-feeding insect, which is an agricultural pest (see Fletcher et al. 2011, PNAS). The two additional projects deal with mammal ecology and conservation. One project is looking at the impacts of invasive python on marsh rabbit and other mammals in the Greater Everglades Ecosystem and the second project is examining the distribution and population ecology of the endangered salt-marsh vole. Job responsibilities will include: data analysis, field work, manuscript preparation, grant writing, and occasional instructional activities. We are looking for applicants who have successfully published and have experience with population modeling, data management, spatial statistics, GIS/remote sensing and field work. Please send your CV and a list of 3 references to Dr. Robert Fletcher (robert.fletcher@ufl.edu). The position is guaranteed for 18 months with the possibility to extend the position for an additional 6-12 months. Compensation will be $40k plus benefits. We will begin reviewing applicants on August 1 until a qualified applicant is hired. Preferred start date is September 1. Posted: 7/22/13.

Native and Honey Bee Disease Ecology: Postdoctoral Research Position, North Carolina State University (Raleigh, NC), Departments of Entomology and Biological Science. We are looking for an individual to join an interdisciplinary, collaborative team studying urban ecology, bee communities, and mechanisms underlying changes in pollinator health. We seek an enthusiastic, talented, and driven individual to carry out a funded research project and conduct related original research. The candidate will be working with Drs. David Tarpy and Steve Frank in Entomology and Dr. Rob Dunn in Biological Sciences. The postdoc would be part of a large, social group that includes researchers both at the University and at the NC Museum of Natural Sciences, a group that currently includes 15 other postdocs. We want to know why bees get sick and the extent to which disease is contingent on whether they are solitary or social, feral or domesticated. This work will span the spectrum from ecological surveys to immunological assays and lab experiments. The candidate should have excellent written and oral communication skills, the ability to work with others, and demonstrated success in project completion. This project entails extensive field and laboratory work, so experience in molecular biology, genetics, and/or insect physiology AND conducting field research is preferred. Expertise in arthropods, urban ecology, or climate change is of particular interest. The start date is flexible but work can begin as soon as July 2014. We will begin reviewing applications immediately and continue until the position is filled. Funding is available for multiple years, contingent on satisfactory progress. To apply, please send your CV, a short statement of research interests, contact information for three references, and a representative paper or manuscript to David Tarpy (drtarpy@ncsu.edu). Posted: 4/23/14.

Bumble Bee Pathology: The USDA-ARS Pollinating Insects Research Unit (PIRU) in Logan, Utah is hiring a Research Associate (Post-doc) to investigate the role of pathogens in bumble bee rearing and management to begin in summer 2014. Under the direction of a Research Entomologist, the incumbent will conduct field and laboratory studies directed at understanding the role of pathogens in bumble bee pollinated agro-ecosystems. The assignment is to: 1) investigate the parasite and pathogen communities that occur in western North American bumble bees and commercial bumble bee populations, 2) develop techniques for rapid and accurate parasite and pathogen detection where needed and 3) assess the potential for pathogen movement among wild and managed bumble bee populations in agro-ecosystems. The primary mission of the PIRU is the development of non-honey bee species as managed, sustainable pollinators of agricultural crops. The incumbent’s assignment is part of a broader project focused on the development of western North American bumble bees for commercial use, a component of ARS National Program 305, Crop Protection – Bees & Pollination. The incumbent’s specific research will be performed in cooperation with a supervising entomologist. The research associate will couple field surveys with studies of lab-reared bumble bees to investigate the dynamics of intra- and inter-colony pathogen growth during the colony cycle. Concurrently, both PCR-based and microscopy-based detection methodology will be developed and /or refined and tested on lab-reared colonies and wild-caught bumble bees. Using epidemiological models the incumbent will identify potential pathways of spread and best management practices to mitigate the risk of pathogen outbreaks. The research is expected to improve the sustainable management of bumble bees in crop production. Additionally, methodology for detection of parasites and pathogens will be refined for use by producers. Findings will be used by crop producers, bumble bee producers, other scientists, and extension agents to enhance pollination using bumble bees. Submit a CV, cover letter and names of three references by March 17, 2014 to: Dr. James Strange, USDA-ARS-PIRU, 255 BNR, Utah State University, Logan, UT 84322-5310. Inquiries can be directed to james.strange@ars.usda.gov. This position requires a Ph.D. in entomology, invertebrate pathology, or a related field. Knowledge of bee biology, epidemiological modeling, pathology, or crop production systems, or evidenced ability to learn such systems is required. Hiring will be at the GS-11 level (approximately $57,982 per year). GS-0414-11. Posted: 2/28/14.

Pollination Ecology: The Harmon-Threatt lab at the University of Illinois seeks a post-doctoral researcher in pollination ecology, conservation and restoration. The successful candidate will be expected to assist with project development, mentor undergraduate students, conduct field sampling and publish in peer-reviewed journals. Specific projects in local habitats will center on the strengths and interests of the successful candidate. Applicants are expected to have strong background in statistics, insect identification, and field ecology. Experience with GIS, R, large datasets and general programming are preferred. Start date is flexible but position is available immediately and candidates available for summer field work are preferred. Funding for position is available for up to 3 years contingent on annual review. Please submit C.V., contact information for 3 references and cover letter including research interests as a single pdf file to Dr. Alexandra Harmon-Threatt - aht@Illinois.edu. General inquiries regarding the position are welcome. Review of materials will begin December 20, 2013. Posted: 12/17/13.

Pollination and Plant Speciation: I am looking for a postdoctoral researcher to join my lab at the University of Missouri – St. Louis. The position will involve research on the relative roles of pollinator-mediated reproductive isolation and gametic isolation (post-pollination yet prezygotic) in the diversification of the Neotropical genus Burmeistera (Campanulaceae). Candidates should have fieldwork experience, preferably in Latin American countries, and an interest in plant speciation and/or pollination biology. Additional desirable qualifications include experience in molecular systematics (especially next-gen approaches) and fluency in Spanish. The successful applicant will also be encouraged to carry out his or her own research projects related to work done in the Muchhala Lab. The start date for the position is flexible; preferably January of 2014, although the beginning of the summer or fall semester would also be possible. Funding is available for one year with the possibility of renewal given satisfactory progress. To apply, please provide 1) a short statement (one to two pages) on previous experience, research interests, and motivation for applying, 2) three recommendation letters, and 3) your curriculum vitae. I will begin reviewing applications on November 15th. Informal inquiries, as well as the application and letters, should be emailed to muchhalan@umsl.edu. Posted: 10/28/13.

DNA Barcoding of Pollen: We are seeking a post-doctoral research fellow position in DNA barcoding of pollen at Emory University. The post-doctoral fellow will be responsible for both developing the methodology and contributing to its broad application, including in ecological and evolutionary studies. Position can begin as early as September 2013 with an initial appointment of one year, renewable annually for up to 2 additional years (3 total years) contingent on performance. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. The successful candidate will possess a completed Ph.D. in plant molecular ecology / evolution / genetics or a closely related field, strong laboratory skills in basic plant molecular genetics, excellent written communication skills, solid statistical and computer programming abilities, and a strong work ethic. Additional desirable skills include experience with pollen genetics; experience with next-generation sequencing, including data post-processing; and strong programming skills in a bioinformatic context. The successful candidate will mentor undergraduate and graduate students and will work in an interdisciplinary setting, collaborating with individuals from a range of departments and centers at Emory and other academic institutions. Review of applicants is underway and we will consider applications until the position is filled. Serious applicants should apply by sending a CV and a cover letter detailing your educational background, relevant skills and experience, and their application to the project to Dr. Berry Brosi (bbrosi@emory.edu). Serious applicants may contact Dr. Brosi for more information. Posted: 8/29/13.

DNA-based Diagnostics for Spruce Budworm and its Parasitoids: A postdoctoral position is immediately available in the Smith lab at the University of Guelph (Ontario) in the application of DNA-based diagnostics in the early detection of species involved in predating upon the spruce budworm (SBW). In particular, experience in the design and implementation of microarrays is necessary. Applicants should have a Ph.D. and extensive training and experience in one or more of the following areas: DNA extraction, PCR, qPCR and microarray development. The ideal candidate will also have broad training in evolutionary biology, strong writing skills, and prior management experience. The successful applicant will play a key role in a recently funded project to develop and apply new methods involving DNA-based diagnostics for the rapid identification natural enemies of the spruce budworm in New Brunswick. The spruce budworm (SBW - Choristoneura fumiferana) is the major coniferous forest pest in eastern North America. The goal of this project is to design a DNA-based diagnostic for these critical, but difficult to quantify and identify the complement of natural enemies (insect parasitoids and pathogens) that act as natural control agents. To do so, we will adapt, and augment, the existing library of DNA barcodes (small, standardised gene sequences) into a DNA microarray chip enabling us to rapidly identify and quantify the many organisms that interact directly (> 100 species of natural enemies) and indirectly (other conifer-feeding species that serve as alternate/alternative hosts of SBW parasitoids) with the spruce budworm and form the so-called “spruce budworm food web”. Interested applicants should submit a CV, a letter describing their research interests and career goals, and contact information for two references to Dr. Alex Smith (salex@uoguelph.ca). Publications can be found on Google Scholar Applications will be considered for an immediate start date. Posted: 6/6/14.

Evolutionary Ecology: Villanova University 's Department of Biology invites applications for a postdoctoral fellowship in Evolutionary Biology/Ecology. This position includes 50% research and 50% teaching, including a course in evolution, and a specialized course in an area of expertise. The successful candidate will collaborate with an established faculty member in Biology. Applicants are invited to contact potential faculty mentors; see the list of faculty contact information and research interests and for more information. Applicants should have a Ph.D. To apply, go online at https://jobs.villanova.edu, and submit a complete curriculum vitae, plan of proposed research with a faculty mentor, teaching statement, undergraduate and graduate transcripts, and three letters of recommendation. Review of applications will begin on July 5 and continue until filled, with the desired starting date for this appointment August 22, 2014. Posted: 6/30/14.

Butterfly Evolutionary Ecology: A Postdoctoral Researcher position is available at the Florida Museum of Natural History's McGuire Center for Lepidoptera and Biodiversity, University of Florida. The postdoc will form an integral part of the multi-institution team working on the NSF-funded project "Dimensions: Collaborative Research: Connecting the proximate mechanisms responsible for organismal diversity to the ultimate causes of latitudinal gradients in species richness". In particular, the postdoc will be responsible for conducting and coordinating ecological studies of Adelpha butterfly communities in several Neotropical field sites. The deadline for applications is May 16th, 2014, with the position available from January 2015 (or earlier) for three years. Information on the position and application instructions. Please contact Dr. Keith Willmott (kwillmott@flmnh.ufl.edu) with any questions. Posted: 4/24/14.

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, 2014. 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(s) 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 May, 9, 2014. For further questions and informal inquiries please contact Dr. Volker Rudolf (vr2@rice.edu), Huxley Fellow Search Committee Chair. Posted: 4/23/14.

Evolutionary Ecology: A postdoctoral position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Ryan Martin, in the Department of Biology at Case Western Reserve University. Research in the lab is broadly focused on understanding how biotic interactions (e.g. competition, predation) and environmental variation drive adaptive evolution and biological diversification. We primarily investigate these topics in desert amphibians and livebearing fishes. The goal of this postdoctoral position is to recruit a strong, innovative researcher to investigate topics aligned with the broader focus of the Martin lab. The successful candidate will have opportunities to develop novel research projects and systems, in addition to contributing to ongoing projects in the lab. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to investigate a wide range of topics under the umbrella of evolutionary ecology, including ecological character displacement, eco-evolutionary dynamics, functional morphology of locomotion and feeding, predator-prey coevolution, life-history evolution, phenotypic plasticity, and multivariate selection. Requirements: Applicants should have a Ph.D. in evolution, ecology, or a closely related field by the start date, a sustained strong publication record, excellent analytical, data management and communication skills, experience working in the field, and excel at both independent and collaborative research. Specific skills required for this position depend on the research topics pursued by the applicant, but might include ecological/evolutionary experiments in aquatic systems, geometric morphometrics, biomechanics, or multivariate analyses of phenotypic selection. The position will begin approximately May-July, 2014 (negotiable), and continue for 24 months, with the possibility of extension depending upon performance and the availability of funds. Starting salary will be competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications, based on the standard NIH scale (~$40K), plus benefits, as well as funds for travel and research. To apply, please send a cover letter, CV, and arrange for two letters of recommendation to be sent by email to Ryan Martin (martinlab.evol.ecol@gmail.com). In the cover letter, please include a general description of the proposed research topic(s), and how the work would fit into the overall focus of the lab. Applications received by December 31, 2013 will be given full consideration. Posted: 11/12/13.

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, 2014. 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 below for a list of potential supervisors). Opportunities for teaching in an upper level course may be available, if the candidate wishes to teach. To apply, applicants should first contact and obtain the agreement of a faculty advisor (or co-advisors). Afterwards, applicants should submit a cover letter clearly indicating the proposed faculty advisor(s), a curriculum vitae, copies of 2 publications, and a short (1-3 pages) description of past research accomplishments and future research plans. Applicants should include names and e-mail addresses of two potential referees. Applicants should also indicate the date they will be available to begin the position. All application materials must be submitted as PDF's in a single email to: Elizabeth Rentzelos chairsec.eeb@utoronto.ca . Review of applications will begin on November 25, 2013. Posted: 10/28/13.

Modeling Tree Responses to Environment or Management: The Genetic and Silvicultural Foundations for Management Team, USFS Pacific Northwest Research Station would like to fill a research (post-doc) position in Olympia, WA 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 or function of northwest tree species, especially in relation to climate change or variable density management. Examples of on-going studies include: (1) evaluating the impacts of genetic and environmental factors on growth and phenology in both field and greenhouse trials, (2) use of breeding data or other phenological data sets to look at the timing of vegetative and reproductive budburst, and (3) long-term studies on tree and plant responses to variable density management (such as creation of gaps) in large-scale studies. Work would involve limited new data collection (as several data sets already exist) but could involve compilation, editing, and analysis of data from multiple sources. In addition to writing up results for scientific journals, dissemination of research results could include contributions to models, presentations at scientific meetings, or development of web pages or apps for tablets or phones. The candidate may also provide training and equipment support in their specialty to other team members. Initial appointment will be for up to 18 months but may be renewed for 1 or more additional years. Note, this could be a sabbatical opportunity. Position will be filled approximately April 1, 2014. Minimum salary ~$61k per year (GS-11) depending on qualifications. Qualifications: (1) US citizen with a PhD in natural resources completed prior to beginning of employment; (2) Knowledge of tree physiology, genetics, ecology, and silviculture; (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 by February 10, 2014 to: Connie Harrington (charrington@fs.fed.us). The document should include a letter of interest (including date when you could start), resume, list of references, and transcripts. 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: 1/8/14.

Research Geneticist/Ecologist: A postdoctoral research position is available at the USDA Forest Service Pacific Northwest Research Station in Corvallis, Oregon. The candidate will conduct genetics/ecology research to explore population variation in adaptive traits of native grasses and forbs of the western United States. The primary goal of the research is to model responses in adaptation and adaptive traits as a function of the environments of planting sites and seed sources. The employee will use the knowledge gained to evaluate alternatives for guiding population movement for restoration of native plant communities including considerations of climate change. The position is a two-year, full-time term position, with the possibility for extension of an additional two years dependent upon funding and performance. Shorter appointments may be possible (e.g., sabbaticals for university faculty). Salary is approximately $61,867 per year (GS-11) plus benefits. Qualifications: US citizen with PhD in ecology, botany, forestry, genetics or related field prior to beginning employment; demonstrated knowledge of statistical analysis and associated software (including SAS and R) for nonlinear mixed-effects models and multivariate analysis; demonstrated skills in communicating science through publications and public speaking; knowledge of GIS is desirable. The position is full-time for 13 to 48 months. To apply: Send curriculum vitae and cover letter indicating interests and qualifications along with a copy of your college transcripts (unofficial copies are fine). Include a list of your publications (including a pdf or link to one or more featured publications) and at least three professional references with information on how to contact them (email and phone number). Indicate when you would be available in your cover letter and please state that you are a US citizen. Applications will be accepted until close of business by April 30, 2014, but it is in the applicant's best interest to turn in their application as soon as possible. Send the information to Dr. Brad St.Clair at bstclair@fs.fed.us. Posted: 4/16/14.

Forest Ecological Genetics: The Department of Evolution and Ecology at the University of California Davis invites applications for a postdoctoral research position in ecological genetics broadly defined to include the study of the impacts of climate change on forest trees. We particularly encourage applications from candidates who have recently completed, or will soon complete, their PhD. The position term is through September 2014, with possibility of extension, and can begin immediately. This position is covered by a collective bargaining unit. It has an annual starting salary of $44k plus benefits. The postdoc will work with Johanna Schmitt (Department of Evolution and Ecology) and Jessica Wright (USDA Forest Service) to collect and analyze provenance test data with a goal of informing ecological restoration projects- particularly in light of climate change with a focus on the Tahoe Basin. We are seeking an individual with training in evolutionary ecology and/or forest genetics, who can incorporate climate data into innovative new models to build a more complete picture of tree responses to novel climates. The postdoc will be responsible for data analysis and manuscript preparation. In addition, s/he will be expected to interact and work with Forest Service resource managers who are the ones who will be the primary users of their analyses. The postdoc will also participate in organizing a workshop for Land Managers on the Tahoe Basin to help disseminate their results. Interested candidates should email a cover letter, CV, and a short (1-2 page) description of research interests and accomplishments to jessicawwright@fs.fed.us, and arrange for 3 letters of recommendation to be sent to the same email address. E-mail questions to jessicawwright@fs.fed.us. To assure receipt, please include “Forest Genetics Postdoc” in the subject line of all correspondence. Posted: 11/18/13.

Evolutionary Ecology/Ecological Genomics: As part of a project funded through the NSF CAREER program, the Smith Lab at Willamette University is seeking a highly talented individual to participate in a unique post-doctoral training program that will prepare scientists for careers that integrate teaching and research. The position is part of a multi-year study of coevolution in yuccas and yucca moths that will involve field and laboratory components including high-throughput SNP genotyping, association mapping, and pollination experiments to estimate the strength and form of selection acting on plant and pollinator phenotypes. Concurrent with the research, the postdoctoral scholar will mentor undergraduate scientists and will receive training in SNP genotyping and analyses of population genomic data through a rotation in Matt Streisfeld’s lab at the University of Oregon. The position will culminate in a temporary appointment as a visiting assistant professor at Willamette, during which time the postdoctoral scholar will teach a course that brings research into the classroom. Other training opportunities will include the option to participate in the Project Kaleidoscope (PKAL) and Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR) national leadership retreats. A PhD in evolutionary biology or a related field and an enthusiastic interest in teaching and mentoring undergraduates are required. (ABD candidates will be considered, but must complete their degree before the position start date). In addition, preference will be given to applicants with one or more of the following qualifications: 1) expertise in bioinformatics, particularly SNP genotyping and next-generation sequencing techniques, 2) an interest in plant / insect interactions, particularly pollination biology, 3) experience with field research, especially experience working under challenging field conditions, 4) expertise in population genetics, especially approaches to detecting selection, 5) expertise in quantitative genetics, especially association mapping, 6) experience with undergraduate teaching and mentoring undergraduate researchers. The position is available for one year with the possibility of renewal depending on research progress. The anticipated start date of March can be adjusted based on the needs of the candidate. To ensure full consideration, please submit a cover-letter describing research and teaching interests/experience, a CV, and three letters of recommendation (to be uploaded by referees) by November 30, 2013. See the full job ad to apply. Posted: 10/17/13.

Evolutionary Ecology of Community Structure: Applications are invited for an NSF funded postdoctoral position in the laboratory of Adam Siepielski at The University of San Diego to evaluate the relative contributions of niche and neutral processes in structuring damselfly assemblages. The project includes a large-scale sampling program to evaluate the major ecological gradients that are present in lakes throughout western North America; a series of field experiments testing the strengths of intraspecific and interspecific interactions along these ecological gradients, and developing theoretical models based on this empirical work. These projects complement related work focused on understanding how local evolutionary processes affect community structure. The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to all aspects of this project, and help define the specific objectives and directions of the various studies. Applicants should have a strong history of experience working with aquatic invertebrates, experimental work, experience conducting field ecological experiments, and experience analyzing large, multivariate data sets. The position will require a considerable amount of travel throughout western North America. Additionally, the applicant will have the opportunity to gain teaching experience, by co- and solo-teaching an introductory course in ecology. Applicants who have completed or anticipate completing their Ph.D. before December 2013 are desired. The position is funded for two years with a possible third year. Please submit by e-mail (1) a cover letter describing your background and experiences in field ecology, (2) a curriculum vitae, (3) a statement of research interests, and (4) the names and addresses (including e-mail addresses) of three references to Adam Siepielski (adamsiepielski@sandiego.edu). Please put “Postdoc application” in the subject line. Tentative start date is January 2014, however, this is flexible. Posted: 10/17/13.

Evolution of Cooperation: A postdoc position is available based at the Kunming Institute of Zoology, People's Republic of China. The position is for two years and will be funded by a new National Science Foundation of China (NSFC) research grant to Dr. Rui Wu Wang (Kunming Institute of Zoology (KIZ)) and Prof. Lei Shi (Yunnan University of Finance and Economics, Kunming). The work will involve the analysis of existing experimental data sets and the results of computer simulations exploring human cooperative behavior and evolutionary game theory, respectively. Pay will be up to 10,000 yuan per month including various allowances, depending on experience. If required, visas enabling the successful candidate to work in China will be arranged by KIZ. Interested parties are requested to send by 17th January 2014 a full CV including the contact details of three referees, and a cover letter explaining why they want the position, to Rui Wu Wang (ruiwukiz@hotmail.com). The position will remain open until a suitable applicant is found but it is envisaged that the position will begin in 2014. Posted: 11/4/13.

Insect-Fungus Symbiosis: University of Florida The Forest Entomology and Symbiology team is seeking a POSTDOC and a GRAD STUDENT! - Be a part of a young, growing team (www.ambrosiasymbiosis.org). - Work on a hot topic: insect-fungus-microbe symbioses. - Do relevant research on globally invasive emerging forest pests. POSTDOC: Assist in the development of RNASeq-based assessment of communities of fungal symbionts in beetles. Experience with next-gen sequencing is required. GRAD STUDENT: Survey fungi in exotic bark & ambrosia beetles in the US, and test pathogenicity of overseas fungi to American trees. Overseas fieldwork included. BOTH: Apply by email to Jiri Hulcr (hulcr@ufl.edu) with subject heading "Symbiology applicant 2014 postdoc" or "Symbiology applicant 2014 grad student". Please submit your CV (include evidence of ability to get projects finished and papers written) and contacts of three most recent supervisors. Posted: 11/6/13, revised: 3/28/14.

Social Evolution and Symbiosis: Available postdoctoral fellowships on social evolution and symbiosis at Washington University in St. Louis. One or more postdoctoral positions for 2-3 years are available for work on several aspects of the evolution of cooperation and conflict. 1. Exerimental evolution of microbes, especially in population structures relevant to “higher” organisms (Queller et al. 2013 Biology Letters doi: 10.1098/rsbl.2012.0636; Kuzdzal-Fick et al. 2011. Science 334: 1548-1551). 2. Testing the kinship theory of genomic imprinting in social insects using RNAseq (Queller 2003 BMC Evolutionary Biology 3:15). 3. The farming and defensive symbioses of Dictyostelium discoideum amoebas and bacteria (Brock et al. 2011 Nature 469:393-396; Brock et al 2013 Nature Communications 4:2385; Stallforth et al. 2013PNAS 110:14528-14533). David Queller and Joan Strassmann lead a friendly and interactive team of highly motivated, creative, and smart investigators. We are seeking energetic postdocs with strong backgrounds in evolutionary biology, social behavior, microbial evolution, genomics, or molecular biology, as appropriate. Check out Strassmann’s Sociobiology blog. If you are interested in joining our group, please send an email David Queller (queller@wustl.edu) with a single file including CV, statement of research interests, and the names, phone numbers, and email addresses of three references. Please specify which of the three research areas appeals to you. We will begin reviewing applications by 15 November 2013 and will continue to accept them until the positions are filled. Postdocs may start immediately but date is negotiable. Posted: 10/18/13.

Evolution of Mutualisms: In an ERC funded project, the Kiers research group at Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam (Netherlands) is using microbial systems to explore how cooperation evolves and is stabilized. We are interested in the emergence of microbial “Biological Markets” in nature (Werner et al. PNAS 2014). We use small-scale tracking, experimental evolution and phylogenetic analysis to identify how mutualisms respond to radical changes in their environment. See http://www.tobykiers.com/. Our aim is to identify the evolutionary selection pressures that shape symbiont communities and to identify approaches to conserve mutualisms in the face of environmental change. The research group emphasizes an interdisciplinary approach, integrating evolutionary theory, with the exploitation of cutting-edge empirical techniques While we primarily focus on mycorrhizal fungi and nitrogen-fixing symbionts, we are open to exploring new model systems. Candidates should hold a Ph.D. and are expected to have a solid track record in the field of evolutionary biology, (social) microbiology and/or ecology. Particular preference will be given to those candidates introducing innovative methodologies (molecular, phylogenetic, statistical, theoretical, experimental) to the group. The position is flexible with regards to approach and methodologies. The post is offered for an initial term of one year, with the possibility of extension. The post covers consumables and access to core facilities. Starting Date: ASAP. Applications (CV, a letter of motivation, and names of two references) should be sent to toby.kiers@vu.nl. Applications should be received before May 30th, 2014. Posted: 3/20/14.

Evolutionary Ecology: A postdoc position is available based at the Kunming Institute of Zoology, People’s Republic of China. The position is for two years and will be funded by a new National Science Foundation of China (NSFC) research grant to Drs. Rui Wu Wang (Kunming Institute of Zoology (KIZ)) and Derek Dunn (Yunnan University of Finance and Economics, Kunming). The work will involve extensive fieldwork at the Xishuanbanna Tropical Botanic Gardens (XTBG), Yunnan Province, and laboratory work at KIZ. The successful candidate will use stable isotope analysis to identify the trophic relationships between species in a fig wasp community, and will measure the selective strength each species has on each mutualist in two fig tree-fig wasp mutualisms. Ideal candidates will have a Ph.D. in evolutionary ecology, experience of performing field experiments using insects and be able to provide evidence of publishing their work in peer reviewed journals. Experience in chemical ecology and the formal statistical quantification of natural selection would be an advantage. We will also consider applicants with experience in the mathematical modelling of cooperation/mutualism. Pay will be up to 10,000 yuan per month including various allowances, depending on experience. If required, visas enabling the successful candidate to work in China will be arranged by KIZ. Interested parties are requested to send by 17th October 2013 a full CV including the contact details of three referees, and a cover letter explaining why they want the position, to Rui Wu Wang: ruiwukiz@hotmail.com The position will remain open until a suitable applicant is found but it is envisaged that fieldwork will begin in the spring of 2014. Posted: 9/18/13.

Global Synthesis Ecology: We are seeking applications for a post-doctoral associate in global synthesis ecology to work with Drs. Elizabeth Borer and Peter Reich at the University of Minnesota's Institute on the Environment (IonE). The appointment is for one year (with potential for renewal), to begin as soon as possible. The scientific goal of this position is to identify important global-scale ecological problems and address them through synthesis of existing data and experimental networks (e.g. traits data, plant community data, flux towers, experimental manipulations of ecosystems, and remote sensing data). The successful candidate will have two inter-related responsibilities: (1) to work with existing and nascent grassroots networks to provide coordination, organize workshops, and facilitate connections to promote scientific synergy within this growing research community, and (2) to participate scientifically in those endeavors and synthesize across network datasets, where possible. IonE is an ideal setting for developing cutting-edge, globally-relevant research, forming new scientific partnerships, and cultivating leadership potential; however the specific research focus of this position will depend on the interests of the successful applicant. We are particularly interested in applicants with advanced modeling or statistical skills to work with extensive existing data. Fellows are expected to be in residence to participate in the intellectual life of the Institute, and to devote time to targeted and independent research. Questions about this position should be addressed to Drs. Elizabeth Borer, borer@umn.edu or Peter Reich, reich@umn.edu. See the (full job ad (Requisition #188141) to apply. Posted: 11/20/13.

Ecosystem Modeling of Biogeochemical Processes: A post-doctoral position is available in the department of biological sciences at the University of Texas at El Paso. Candidates should have a Ph.D. in Biology, Ecology, Climate science, Earth system science, or a related field, and demonstrated strength in modeling ecosystem and/or biosphere-atmosphere interactions. Demonstrated experience of working with land surface models (such as CLM) to quantify terrestrial feedbacks to the climate system is considered strongly beneficial. The successful applicant should have experience to conduct research on the impacts of global change on ecosystem function and land surface fluxes of trace gases (carbon dioxide, methane, and nitrous oxide), hydrological processes, or microbial biogeochemistry. Experience in modeling soil biogeochemical processes and the programming ability with FORTRAN and/or C++ are desirable. The successful candidate will have opportunities to work with a group of interdisciplinary scientists in the University of Texas at El Paso and other institutes in US and China. The position will be available from September, 2014 or as soon as possible thereafter. The position is for 2+ years with a competitive annual salary of >$45K. To apply for this position, send the following information in one PDF file to Dr. Xiaofeng Xu (xxu2@utep.edu) with a subject of "postdoc application": cover letter, curriculum vitae, names and contact information for three references. Review of applications will begin on July 1st and continue until the position is filled. Posted: 6/9/14.

Ecosystem Model-Data Synthesis: Postdoctoral Fellow to assess terrestrial ecosystem models with the PalEON: a PaleoEcological Observatory Network research team. Candidate will be expected to work collaboratively within an interdisciplinary research group of paleoecologists, statisticians, and modelers with the aim of assimilating paleoecological data for northern temperate and boreal forests into a suite of Earth System and ecosystem models. The primary responsibility is to coordinate model-data inter-comparison activities and shared data among the modeling teams, to analyze model dynamics, and to assess model-data fidelity across multiple models. The secondary responsibility is to help complete the Ecosystem Demography model runs for the model-data inter-comparison. Research questions focus on validating ecosystem models at centennial time-scales, making inference about pre-settlement ecosystem dynamics and biogeochemical cycles, and exploring the sensitivity of models to historical vegetation. Position will be supervised by Dr. Michael Dietze in the Department of Earth and Environment at Boston University. Minimum qualifications are a doctoral degree in a relevant ecological or environmental science. The ideal candidate would have experience with more than one of the following areas: ecosystem models, paleoecological data, Bayesian statistics, R, linux, computer programming, data assimilation, and climate downscaling techniques. Up to four years of funding available. Evaluation of applications is rolling with a preferred start summer 2014. Interested applicants are encouraged to submit a cover letter, CV, and contact info for 3 references to Dr. Michael Dietze (dietze at bu.edu). Candidates planning on attending AGU are encouraged to contact Dr. Dietze prior to the conference. Posted: 11/20/13.

Evolution of Terrestrial Ecosystems: Post-doctoral Fellowship, Evolution of Terrestrial Ecosystem (ETE) Program, Paleobiology Department, Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Washington, D.C. Applications are invited for a two-year Research Fellowship (postdoctoral) in ecological community assembly and disassembly through time. This appointment provides a stipend of $45K/yr and may be renewable for a second 2 years. The successful applicant will be expected to conduct independent macroecological research as part of an NSF-funded Research Coordination Network, “Synthesizing Deep Time and Recent Community Ecology,” which is investigating patterns and causal processes of animal and plant community assembly and disassembly over geological time and up to the present day. The awardee also will be expected to be involved in the scholarly activities of ETE, including workshops, presentations at professional meetings, etc. The ETE-RCN Fellow will be co-advised by Kate Lyons, Kay Behrensmeyer and Nick Gotelli. The position will be based at the NMNH in Washington DC. Priority will be given to proposals that use recent and/or fossil data to understand factors affecting community structure in plants and/or animals. Applicants should have good communication skills, a proven record of research accomplishment, and knowledge of ecology, paleoecology, macroecology, or a related field. Fluency in R programming, expertise in modeling and spatial and temporal analyses, and a record of working with large databases are highly desirable. For postdoctoral awards, a Ph.D. is required before 30 November 2013. To apply, send as a single pdf including: (1) cover letter describing your interest in this post-doctoral position, relevant experience including R coding examples, and preferred start date; 2) proposed research for the initial 2-year interval (maximum of 5 double-spaced pages), (3) curriculum vitae; (4) 3 publications including a pdf of publication or other outlet where R code was used. In addition, please arrange to have three letters of reference sent to Dr. Kate Lyons (lyonss2@si.edu). Application materials should be received by 31 December 2013, addressed to: lyonss2@si.edu. Posted: 11/20/13.

Geographic Ecology of Neanderthals: 2-year postdoc on “The Geographic Ecology of Neanderthals” at the Centre for Biocultural History, Aarhus University, Denmark. The Department of Bioscience invites applications for a 2-year postdoc position at the new interdisciplinary Centre for Biocultural History. The project will focus on the ecological niche and distribution of Neanderthals, combining data on Neanderthal occurrences, paleoclimate reconstructions and co-occurring taxa to improve knowledge on the habitat and climate requirements of this hominin species. We are seeking a candidate with strong skills in (1) general ecology, paleoecology, anthropology and/or human evolution and (2) ecoinformatics, species distribution modeling, and/or advanced statistical modelling. If time allows, the scope of the project may be expanded to consider other hominins. The postdoc will be a member of the newly established Centre for Biocultural History, a highly interdisciplinary team seeking anthropological, archaeological, genomic, ecological, and historical insights into human evolution. The project will be supervised primarily by Assistant Professor Brody Sandel (Section for Ecoinformatics and Biodiversity, Department of Bioscience), with co-supervision by Prof. Jens-Christian Svenning (Section for Ecoinformatics and Biodiversity, Department of Bioscience), Prof. Mikkel Heide Schierup (Bioinformatics Research Centre), Assoc. Prof. Thomas Mailund (Bioinformatics Research Centre), Prof. Peter C. Kjærgaard (Department of Culture and Society; History of Ideas) and Assoc. Prof. Felix Riede (Department of Culture and Society; Prehistoric Archaeology). The postdoc will also work closely with another postdoc who will focus on genomic and genetic studies of Neanderthals and PhD student Trine Kellberg Nielsen (Department of Culture and Society; Prehistoric Archaeology). Candidates should have obtained a university degree in ecology or a related field. The successful candidate must document a strong research record as well as a broad knowledge of the field of ecoinformatics. For more information please contact Assistant Professor Brody Sandel (brody.sandel@biology.au.dk) or Professor Jens-Christian Svenning (svenning@biology.au.dk). Deadline for applications: 3 March 2014. Apply online. Posted: 1/24/14.

Paleontology/Microfossils/Evolution: The Natural Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, is pleased to announce a postdoctoral fellowship to work on a project in collaboration with Dr. Gene Hunt in the Department of Paleobiology. This project, entitled Does Sexual Selection Promote Speciation and Extinction? A Test Using the Fossil Record of Ostracodes, combines morphometric measurement of sexual dimorphism in fossil ostracodes with analysis of stratigraphic ranges of taxa to test if sexual selection modulates speciation and extinction rates in these taxa. Duties will involve morphometric data collection and analysis, fieldwork in the US Coastal Plain, analysis of stratigraphic ranges, and coordination of research efforts with external collaborators. The initial appointment is for 12 months. Further support is possible, depending on the outcome of additional fund-raising. Applicants must have attained a Ph.D. and be able to start the position by August 2014. Stipend will be $45k plus a $4k allowance for health insurance. Ideal candidates would have one or more of the following areas of expertise: good quantitative skills, background in micro- and macroevolution, experience with microfossils (especially ostracodes) and field paleontology. Above all, however, we are looking for a bright and productive scholar who is interested in the project. We welcome applications from candidates with backgrounds in paleontology, evolutionary biology, or related fields. Review of applications will begin February 3, 2014 and will continue until the position is filled. Interested applicants, who may be of any nationality, should send a cover letter with a brief statement of research interests, a curriculum vitae, and contact information for three references. Materials should be sent via email to Gene Hunt (hunte@si.edu), who is also the contact for additional information. Posted: 1/7/14.

Paleobiology and Stable Isotopes: The Department of Geology and Geophysics at Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas, and the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, Panama, are pleased to announce the availability of a postdoctoral fellowship funded through an NSF grant and private donations. The project, entitled Elements of an extinction: Exploring the delayed Caribbean extinction with stable isotopes and trace elements, will integrate biotic and geochemical data to explore the environmental and ecological causes of the Plio-Pleistocene Caribbean extinction, with particular focus on the purported 1-2 m.y. delay in extinction. The study combines O, C, and clumped isotope proxies, and P/Ca ratios with taxonomic and ecological data from the framework of the Panama Paleontology Project (PPP). The initial appointment is for 18 months, with possible support for an additional 12 months. Outstanding young scholars, eager to bridge disciplines and embark upon novel research are invited to apply. Applicants must have attained their Ph.D. prior to the 1st of August, 2014. The ideal candidate will have a strong foundation in macroevolution and/or paleoecology, good quantitative and analytical skills and a solid understanding of stable isotopes. The successful candidate will perform stable isotope and trace element analyses (with assistance from lab personnel) and use the results to resolve the drivers of ecological change and evolutionary turnover in the Caribbean. The post-doctoral fellow will be expected to spend part of their fellowship (e.g., 3-6 months per year) in residence at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute in Panama. Review of applications will begin on the 10th February, 2014, and continue until position is filled. Interviews will take place either via Skype or at the North American Paleontological Convention in Florida (February, 2014). Applicants of any nationality may apply. Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, brief statement of research interests, and the names and addresses of three referees. Applicants should submit materials to Ethan L. Grossman (e-grossman@tamu.edu), and should contact Ethan Grossman or Aaron O'Dea (odeaa@si.edu) for further information. Additional information. Posted: 1/2/14.

Evolution of Terrestrial Ecosystems: Postdoctoral Fellowship, Evolution of Terrestrial Ecosystem (ETE) Program, Paleobiology Department, Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Washington, D.C. Applications are invited for a two-year Postdoctoral Fellowship in ecological community assembly and disassembly through time. This appointment provides a stipend of $45 K/yr and may be renewable for a second 2 years. The successful applicant will be expected to conduct independent macroecological research as part of an NSF-funded Research Coordination Network, "Synthesizing Deep Time and Recent Community Ecology," which is investigating patterns and causal processes of animal and plant community assembly and disassembly over geological time and up to the present day. Duties will involve data management and analyses and involvement in the scholarly activities of ETE, including workshops, presentations at professional meetings, etc. In addition, the awardee will be encourage to lead one or more group projects that align with their interests. The ETE-RCN Fellow will be co-advised by Kate Lyons, Kay Behrensmeyer, and Nick Gotelli. The position will be based at the NMNH in Washington DC. Priority will be given to applicants who use recent and/or fossil data to understand factors affecting community structure in plants and/or animals. Applicants should have good communication skills, a proven record of research accomplishment, and knowledge of ecology, paleoecology, macroecology, or a related field. Fluency in R programming, expertise in modeling and spatial and temporal analyses, and a record of working with large databases are highly desirable. Knowledge of SQL is a plus. Applicants must have a PhD before starting the fellowship. To apply, send as a single pdf including: (1) cover letter describing your interest in this post-doctoral position, relevant experience including R coding examples, and preferred start date; 2) a brief statement of research interests (3) curriculum vitae; (4) a pdf of publication or other outlet where R code was used. In addition, please arrange to have two letters of reference sent to Dr. Kate Lyons (lyonss2@si.edu). Application materials should be received by 15 May 2014, addressed to: lyonss2@si.edu. Posted: 4/16/14.

Paleoecology/Carbon Cycling: PalEON, an NSF-funded PaleoEcological Observatory Network to Assess Terrestrial Ecosystem Models, is looking for highly qualified post-doc candidates interested in working with an interdisciplinary team of statisticians, paleoecologists, ecosystem modelers, and climate scientist. 2 Assistant Research Scientist Positions are available with Dr. Moore’s laboratory in the School of Natural Resources at the University of Arizona. The first position is focused on long term controls of vegetation and the paleoecological reconstruction of the carbon cycle in the Northeast USA and Alaska. The second position will focus on ecophysiological processes controlling carbon uptake and storage in forest ecosystems from daily, seasonal to inter-annual timescales. See the full job ad or details and to apply. Posted: 10/3/13.

Ancient DNA and Phylogenetics: The Blois Paleoecology Lab at University of California Merced is recruiting a postdoc to help develop ancient DNA and phylogenetics projects focusing on understanding the dynamic population genetic changes that happened within mammals (particularly small mammals) through the late Quaternary. The postdoc will be responsible for developing original research projects related to the interests and focus of the lab, in addition to contributing to the development and maintenance of the molecular lab. Ongoing projects in the lab use species distribution modeling, community modeling, and paleoecological tools to understand the ecological and evolutionary forces shaping populations, species, and communities across time and space, particularly focusing on fossil small mammal and pollen communities during the late Quaternary. Applications will be reviewed starting June 30th, but the position is open until filled. Please contact Dr. Jessica Blois (jblois@ucmerced.edu) for additional information. For more information about the lab, full position information and to apply to the position, please visit http://jessicablois.com/. Posted: 6/6/14.

Paleoecology: A postdoctoral position is available to work in the lab of Jessica Blois at the University of California Merced. Funding will be to develop paleo-species distribution models of fossil pollen and mammals across eastern North America, as part of a broader project focused on developing and testing new methods for incorporating both biotic interactions and climate change into macro ecological models. Ongoing projects in the lab use species and community level modeling, genetic and paleoecological tools to understand the ecological and evolutionary forces shaping mammal and pollen communities during the late Quaternary. Candidates must have a Ph.D. in paleoecology, biogeography, macro ecology, ecological modeling or related fields. Expertise in species distribution modeling, R programming and paleoecology is strongly preferred. The successful candidate will have excellent quantitative skills and evidence of strong scholarship including peer reviewed publications in high-ranked journals. To apply, submit 1) a cover letter 2) curriculum vitae 3) a list of three references with contact information including mailing address, phone number and e-mail address. The cover letter should include a very brief description of research interests, experience and 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, though review of applications will begin on 8/12/2013. Anticipated start date is no later than January 2014. Apply online. For additional information, email Jessica Blois (jblois@ucmerced.edu). Posted: 7/17/13.

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.

Global Change in African Mountains: AfroMont: Two open positions at the University of Pretoria. (1) fixed contract position for the coordinator of AfroMont, the African Mountain Research Network. AfroMont consists of 300 scientists from across Africa who have a common interest: sustainable resources and livelihoods in the African mountains. AfroMont wishes to promote the science needed to achieve sustainable livelihoods and ecosystem services in these areas. (2) post-doctoral research position on global change in African mountains. Global change denotes the interaction between climate as well as other global drivers, and human practice with respect to the ecosystem services, food and natural resources. The effect of global change is likely to be observed clearly in mountain areas because the altitudinal variation in climate and natural resources in mountains provides a sensitive indicator of environmental conditions and because human populations in mountains are often closely dependent on these mountain natural resources. For details, see the AfroMont link above. Deadline: 11/8/13. Posted: 10/10/13.

Global Change Ecology: The Department of Global Ecology of the Carnegie Institution for Science has an immediate opening for a full-time post-doctoral researcher to work with the Jasper Ridge Global Change Experiment, located on the campus of Stanford University. The Jasper Ridge Global Change Experiment is a long-term manipulation experiment to explore the responses of grassland ecosystems to realistic global changes, including warming, elevated atmospheric CO2, altered precipitation, and N deposition. In its current phase (2009-2014), the project is examining the interaction of global changes, restoration, disturbance by wildfire, and resistance to invasives. The person who fills this position can be an expert in any topic related to the work, but the emphasis at this point is on analysis and synthesis of long-term trends, especially trends in plant community composition and dynamics. We are looking for an individual with strong skills in time series and community analysis, as well as a solid grounding in global-change ecology. The supervisors for this position will be Chris Field (Carnegie Institution), Tad Fukami (Stanford University), and Nona Chiariello (Stanford University). Minimum educational qualification is a PhD in biology or a related field. The position is for one year. It is potentially renewable. To apply, please send a resume and contact information for 3 references to Chris Field, Department of Global Ecology, Carnegie Institution for Science (phone: 650 319 8024, Email: cfield@ciw.edu). To be assured of full consideration, please apply by October 1, 2013. Posted: 9/10/13.

Warming Experiment Synthesis/Greenhouse Gas Emissions: The Marine Biological Laboratory Ecosystems Center is seeking applicants for a postdoctoral scientist who will organize synthesis activities on warming experiments, as well as conduct research focusing on greenhouse gas emissions from coastal salt marsh and other temperate ecosystems. The postdoc is expected to coordinate and facilitate synthesis workshops to be conducted at the USGS Powell Center for Analysis and Synthesis focusing on ecosystem responses to climate change with warming experiments, and to organize and lead publications. The postdoc is also expected to explore warming experiments on the salt marshes on Cape Cod in Massachusetts where carbon and nitrogen cycling are currently studied (http://wbnerrwetlandscarbon.net/) and examine the response of forests to warming and nitrogen additions at Harvard Forest. The postdoc will have access to the excellent research facilities and state-of-art laboratories and instrumentation that mentors will provide. The postdoc will be co-mentored by Dr. Jim Tang at MBL, Dr. Kevin Kroeger at the USGS Woods Hole Center, and Dr. Pamela Templer at Boston University. This is a one-year position subject to extension pending funding approval or a two-year half-time position. Applications will be reviewed starting Feb. 15 and this position will be filled as soon as possible. Basic Qualifications: Ph.D. in ecology, earth sciences, or a related field is required. The candidates should have excellent communication, organizational, and statistical skills with a productive publication record. Working collaboratively within an interdisciplinary team is required. Preferred Qualifications: Previous experience in conducting multiple tasks on synthesizing and processing existing data as well as conducting field-based research is highly desired. Previous experience with gas analyzers and data management is desired. Please submit with your application 3 publication samples. Please send your cover letter, CV, publication samples, and names of three references to Drs. Jim Tang (jtang@mbl.edu), Dr. Kevin Kroeger (kkroeger@usgs.gov), and Dr. Pamela Templer (ptempler@bu.edu) or Apply Online at https://mbl.simplehire.com. Posted: 1/30/14.

Vegetation Change in Tundra Ecosystems: The research team “mountain ecosystems” at the WSL Institute for Snow and Avalanche Research SLF, Davos, Switzerland, is looking for a Postdoc to explore long-term vegetation changes in arctic and alpine tundra. You will analyze changes in tundra vegetation in response to climate change using data from warming experiments and long-term observations from Switzerland and world-wide tundra ecosystems. The focus of the research will be on snow-plant interactions, changes in plant phenology and vegetation composition. You will publish your results in international journals. The position is funded for the duration of 2 years and will start approx. in December 2013. A PhD in the field of biology, ecology or botany is required and you have experience in experimental field work and statistical analyses particularly in R. You can handle and analyze large and long-term data sets and you are fluent in English. You are a team player, possess good oral and written communication skills, good organizational ability and have a structured mode of working. Please apply online (see link below). Send your complete application using refer-ence number 798 to Jasmine Zimmermann, Human Resources WSL/SLF. Christian Rixen, phone +41 (0)81 417 02 14 or e-mail rixen@slf.ch, will be happy to answer any questions or offer further information. To be assured of full consideration, please apply by October 30, 2013. For more information about the project see: SLF - ITEX and UBC - ITEX To apply online, press the “apply now” button at the end of the full job ad. Posted: 9/11/13.

Ecology/C Cycling in Southern U.S. Grasslands: A postdoctoral position is available to work on how plant species invasion and altered precipitation will impact C cycling in southern U.S. grassland systems. The objectives of the project are to assess how productivity above and belowground, microbial composition and functioning, nutrient mineralization, decomposition, mycorrhizal colonization, and soil C are impacted by conversion of native to exotic-dominated grasslands and altered precipitation. The responsibilities of the fellow will be to oversee the collection of data with team members, statistically analyze data sets, and to write and submit manuscripts and reports. The fellow will work jointly in the labs of Brian Wilsey and Kirsten Hofmockel at Iowa State University in Ames, IA. Ames has been voted as one of the nicest small cities in which to live in the U.S. Required qualifications are a Ph.D. in ecology or a related field, and interest in the objectives of the project and the ability/desire to learn new techniques. To apply, please submit a CV, a cover letter expressing interest, and a pdf of at least one published manuscript to either Brian Wilsey (bwilsey@iastate.edu) or Kirsten Hofmockel (khof@iastate.edu) by May 31, 2014. Posted: 4/16/14.

Savanna-Forest Long-Term Biome Dynamics: Applications are invited for a one-year postdoctoral position with the possibility of yearly extensions based on performance in the lab of Carla Staver in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at Yale University. We are seeking a highly motivated and creative scientist to examine long-term temporal dynamics of savanna-forest distributions and boundaries, from theoretical and/or empirical perspectives. Ongoing projects concern (1) quantifying the degree of spatial aggregation in current savanna and forest distributions, (2) disentangling mechanisms for savanna-forest coexistence in landscapes, including spatial interactions at savanna-forest boundaries, and (3) evaluating models against current and historical distributions of savanna and forest. The successful candidate will engage with Carla Staver and other lab members to design original research, from a perspective in line with the candidate’s experience, including, but not limited to, mathematical or computational modeling, GIS, or paleogeography. Over large parts of their range, where climate can support forests, savannas persist because fire limits tree cover, which in turn promotes fire. One possible interpretation, supported by theoretical work, is that savannas represent an alternative stable state to forests under some climatic conditions, maintained by a positive feedback with fire. However, this largely ignores potentially substantial boundary interactions between savanna and forest, wherein fires sometimes spread into forests, and forests can spread into savannas via dispersal. These boundary interactions may be fundamental to determining the stability and distribution of savanna and forest globally. Email your application with subject “Postdoc, Long-Term Biome Dynamics” as a single PDF attachment to Carla Staver’s lab email (staverlab@gmail.com). Please include (1) a cover letter outlining your research interests, qualifications for the position, and long-term career goals, (2) a CV, and (3) contact information (phone number and email) for three references. Applications will be considered beginning on May 15, 2014 and will be considered until the position is filled. This position is funded by the Forest BH and Elizabeth DW Brown Fund for a postdoctoral fellowship in the plant sciences. Posted: 4/25/14.

Grassland Ecology/Vegetation Dynamics: The University of Nebraska-Lincoln has one postdoctoral position available in population biology. We are particularly interested in sponsoring a postdoctoral applicant with an interest in vegetation dynamics and grassland ecology. Opportunities exist for this person to examine data, participate in field work, and/or develop related theory. We have set up 800 permanently marked plots in 35 restored grasslands and remnant prairies owned by The Nature Conservancy and the Crane Trust around Grand Island, Nebraska. We are currently examining how management (including fire and grazing), site history and site environmental factors correlate with vegetation composition, diversity, and the abundance of at-risk and invasive species. We have annually monitored these plots for plant composition and abundance since 2010. In addition we have data of site history, management, soil fertility, soil texture, productivity and water availability data. We also have a Nutnet site at Cedar Point Biological Station in Western Nebraska and there are opportunities to participate in Nutnet research at this site or across the sites. Lastly Knops also part of an old field succession long term monitoring study at the Cedar Creek LTER, and there are opportunities for data analysis and synthesis examining long term vegetation changes. If you are interested in a 2 year postdoctoral position please contact us. Johannes (Jean) M H Knops (402 817 6957, jknops2@unl.edu & Chad Brassil (402 419 0076, cbrassil2@unl.edu), School of Biological Sciences, University of Nebraska, 348 Manter Hall, Lincoln, NE 68588. Posted: 3/20/14.

Grassland Food Web Dynamics and Climate Change in California: Desired start date: spring or early summer 2014. Duration: 2-2.5 years. Salary: $41k/year plus benefits. Location: University of Alaska Fairbanks (Prugh lab), with fieldwork in California. We seek a postdoctoral researcher to work with a team of researchers examining plant-animal community interactions and responses to climate change in a California grassland. As the number of threatened species increases, wildlife managers increasingly face the risk of inadvertently harming some species when taking action to conserve others. Our study is located in the Carrizo Plain National Monument, a hotspot of endangerment that faces threats from invasive plants and climate change. The goal of our project is to gain a better understanding of direct and indirect interactions among endangered and invasive species. Our ultimate aim is to improve the ability of managers to predict how climate change and actions such as cattle grazing will ripple through the food web and impact community structure and function. The postdoc will be based in the Prugh lab at UAF and will also work closely with Justin Brashares at UC Berkeley and Katie Suding at the University of Colorado Boulder. The primary role of the postdoc will be to lead data analysis and manuscript preparation using 7 years of existing data from our ongoing study. Existing data include: plant biomass and composition; small mammal mark-recapture data; invertebrate biomass and composition from pitfall traps; distance surveys of reptiles, lagomorphs, and foxes; bird point counts; soil and climate data; and cattle grazing intensity. The primary focus of the study is on the role of a keystone burrowing rodent, the giant kangaroo rat (Dipodomys ingens) in this community, with an emphasis on understanding their trophic and engineering effects on plants and invertebrates. For more information, please visit the Carrizo Plain Ecosystem Project. In addition to working with existing data, the postdoc will have the opportunity to assist with the initiation of a new NSF-funded field experiment adding precipitation manipulations to our existing experimental framework. A project manager will oversee logistical operations at the field site, but the postdoc will be encouraged to spend time in the field each year assisting with surveys and gaining hands-on experience in the study system. The postdoc will also have the opportunity to spend time in the Brashares and Suding labs if desired. Requirements: A PhD in ecology or related field by late spring or early summer 2014 is highly preferred. Applicants must have a demonstrated record of publication in peer-reviewed journals, including at least one first-author publication. Strong writing skills are required. Experience analyzing plant, invertebrate, or small mammal data are especially desired. Experience using program R, running mixed effects models, working with multivariate data, and/or using Bayesian analyses are desired. To apply: Please send a cover letter, cv, and 3 letters of reference to Laura Prugh (lprugh@alaska.edu). Review of applications will begin February 15th. Posted: 1/22/14.

Climate Change and Coastal Ecosystems: A post doctoral research scholar appointment at the Department of Fisheries and Wildlife, Oregon State University is now open for applications. This is a joint position with the U.S. Geological Survey, Western Ecological Research Center, in Vallejo, CA. The primary research focus of the Coastal Ecosystem Response to Climate Change program (CERCC) is a multidisciplinary investigation of sea-level rise and other climate change impacts to nearshore ecosystems that include tidal mudflats and salt marshes. Sea-level rise is a major conservation concern for nearshore ecosystems and their dependent wildlife species. The investigation includes research sites in California, Oregon and Washington and is run by a team of researchers at Oregon State University (Dr. Bruce Dugger), University of California, Los Angeles (Dr. Rich Ambrose, Dr. Glen MacDonald) and the USGS (Dr. Karen Thorne, Dr. John Takekawa). We have been documenting the baseline conditions (elevation, vegetation, and inundation) for salt marshes and mudflats, histological and contemporary accretion changes, and wildlife use. This intensive data collection is being integrated into sea-level rise response models for these ecosystems and is developed into vulnerability assessments that are useful to resource managers. The ultimate goal of this research is to assess the vulnerability of marshes, mudflats, and their dependent species (resident and migratory birds) to changes in sea-level rise and storm frequency. The successful candidate will be a post-doctoral scholar for the Department of Fisheries and Wildlife at OSU, but the duty location will primarily be at the USGS, San Francisco Bay Estuary Field Station in Vallejo, CA. Applicants should have excellent analytical skills that include multivariate analysis and proven spatial analysis abilities that include ArcGIS expertise, including Spatial Analyst. Applicant should have knowledge in climate change, wetland ecology, tidal systems, hydrology, geomorphology, wildlife biology, and integrating these disciplines. The position will primarily involve data analysis and scientific publication writing to peer-reviewed journals with limited field research. Applicant should have a proven publication record and can write efficiently. The role will include coauthoring or leading several interdisciplinary manuscripts from existing or new CERCC datasets. Mentorship and supervision will be provided by Dr. Dugger (Wildlife Ecologist), Dr. Thorne (Research Ecologist) and Dr. Takekawa (Research Wildlife Biologist). Applicants must have completed all the requirements for their doctoral program (PhD or equivalent), with demonstrated research accomplishments, and proven publication record in the primary research literature. Excellent command of the English language, quantitative analytical skills, and excellent written and verbal communication skills are required. We look forward to discussing this position with interested candidates, and you are welcome to contact us as follows: Bruce Dugger - Dept. of Fish and Wildlife, Oregon State University, (bruce.dugger@oregonstate.edu, 541-737-2465); Karen Thorne - USGS, Western Ecological Research Center, Sacramento, CA (kthorne@usgs.gov, 916-278-9417); John Takekawa - USGS, Western Ecological Research Center, Vallejo, CA (john_takekawa@usgs.gov, 707-562-2000). Appointment: The appointment will be intended for a term of 2-3 years, with the possibility for renewal, based upon a satisfactory performance review and the annual nature of federal funding. Salary range is $48-50k. The application window closes on October 31. Our goal is to have the successful candidate start this position in November 2013. A complete application should include a cover letter, CV that includes the names and contact information for three references, and copies of key publications. Please include all PIs on the email containing your submitted application. Posted: 10/17/13.

Climate Change and Colorado Plateau Ecosystems: A postdoctoral 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 will affect soils, plants, and nutrient cycles of the Colorado Plateau. This project includes analysis of existing vegetation survey data and a large rainfall manipulation experiment. Within the framework of this large, USGS-funded study, this position will: 1) oversee treatments and supervise technicians helping with data collection, 2) synthesize data to explore patterns of climate change linkages to ecosystem function, 3) effectively use statistical analyses to assess effects, and 4) communicate results in presentations and peer-reviewed publications. This position 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 1) how treatments affect plant cover, physiology (e.g., gas exchange, water potential), and phenology and 2) explore how plant-soil-interactions are likely to change under a drier climate. A Ph.D. degree and a background in laboratory and field methods in ecology, plant physiology, and/or soil science is preferred. The Canyonlands Research Station is a USGS-BRD facility and the successful applicant would be working with Drs. Jayne Belnap and Mike Duniway. Salary is $47,500/year plus full benefits. Preferred start date is Feb 2014. Position is expected to last 2 years with potential 2-year extension. Interested individuals should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and three references to Mike Duniway (mduniway@usgs.gov or mailed to 2290 S.W. Resource Blvd., Moab, UT 84532). Electronic applications are preferred. Visit http://sbsc.wr.usgs.gov/news_info/jobs for updates about the position. Both Drs. Duniway (mduniway@usgs.gov) and Belnap (jayne_belnap@usgs.gov) will be at ESA. If you would like to talk, drop us an email and we will arrange a meeting. Posted: 8/7/13.

Stable Isotope Hydrology: Visiting Fellowship Post-doctoral research opportunity. Environment Canada (NHRC-AIRB) seeks an innovative and highly motivated individual to conduct scientific research as part of Phase II of the Lake Winnipeg Basin Study beginning in April 2014. The successful candidate will be expected to conduct independent field and lab-oriented research involving a broad spectrum of stable isotope approaches to tracing nutrient inputs to Lake Winnipeg. The focus of the research will be on the use of stable isotope-based assays and models to evaluate sources of organic and inorganic nutrients primarily in tributaries of Lake Winnipeg. This program will be conducted at the National Hydrology Research Center Stable Isotope Laboratory in Saskatoon. The Environment Canada Stable Isotope Laboratory in Saskatoon has a strong record of cutting-edge environmental research dealing with the tracing of water-borne nutrients in aquatic systems. The laboratory houses a number of dedicated mass spectrometers and involves a number of associated laboratory facilities to address a broad range of environmental research. The laboratory is situated within NHRC which is also co-located with the Global Institute for Water Security. The facility is also on the University of Saskatchewan campus and several research scientists hold adjunct positions in various university departments. The planned research follows on from Phase I of the Lake Winnipeg Study and addresses causes and consequences of eutrophication. Phase II follows on from a firm isotopic foundation that categorized baseline isotopic (13C, 15N, 34S, 2H, 18O) patterns in the Lake from inorganic sources through fish. Phase II will now focus primarily on expanding the water component of this work to the larger drainage basin but will also include within-Lake components. The work will involve the coordination of field sampling and laboratory analyses through scientific publication. Applicants must hold a PhD, preferably in geochemistry or the biological sciences. A solid background in ecology and proven experience with stable isotope (SI) ratio mass spectrometers and other SI data analyses will be considered strong assets. Salary: $44,748CAD per annum. Funding for the postdoctoral position is secured for three years. This position will be part of a Visiting Fellowship in Canadian Government Laboratories as administered through NSERC. Candidates will be expected to make formal applications through this program after consulting with Dr. Geoff Koehler. Deadline: January 15, 2014. Start date is negotiable. Interested individuals should send a letter of interest, names of three references, and a full CV to: Dr. Geoff Koehler, Stable Isotope Laboratory, National Hydrology Research Center, Email: Geoff.Koheler@ec.gc.ca, Tel: 306-975-5778. Posted: 12/13/13.

Isotope Hydrologist: a new junior professional vacancy in the Isotope Hydrology Section at the International Atomic Energy Agency, Vienna, Austria. Fixed term, 3 years. Functions: Review and analyze internal and external research publications related to isotope applications in hydrology; identify research gaps and formulate ideas for future research. Provide technical inputs to the formulation and implementation of technical cooperation projects. Plan and organize seminars, workshops, technical missions to Member States, and training courses. Contribute to research and development of new methods for isotope analysis and interpretation and to the dissemination of results through internal or external scientific publications. Application Deadline: 21 January 2014. Posted: 12/13/13.

Isotope Biogeochemistry Lecturer and Laboratory Manager: The Department of Geosciences at the University of Massachusetts Amherst is seeking a 12 month, full-time Lecturer and Laboratory Manager in the Stable Isotope and Biogeochemistry Laboratories. The initial appointment for this long term position is for one year with continuation contingent on satisfactory performance. The Stable Isotope Lab includes Finnigan Delta XL+ and Delta V isotope ratio mass spectrometers, and peripheral instruments including an automated carbonate prep system (Kiel III), Gas Bench, elemental analyzer, and GC/combustion interface. The Biogeochemistry Lab houses several GC-FIDs, a GC-FPD, a GC-MS, and an HPLC-MS. Responsibilities include general management and oversight of day-to-day operation of these facilities, training of students including offering short courses in analytical techniques, instrument maintenance, and participation in research through application and development of analytical techniques. The opportunity for independent research also exists. A M.S. in Earth Science with experience in operation of IRMS systems is required. A Ph.D. in Earth Science and direct experience in compound-specific isotope analysis are preferred. Experience with GC and HPLC is preferred. Apply at http://umass.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=47517 and should submit a cover letter outlining experience, CV and contact information for at least three references. Please email any questions to sburns@geo.umass.edu. Review of candidates will begin May 15, 2014. Posted: 5/1/14.

Stable Isotopes in Plants and Soil: The research group of Geoecology (Geography, Department of Geosciences, University of Tübingen, Germany) invites applications for One PostDoc Position on Stable Isotopes in Plants and Soil (100%, TV-L E13; 3+3 years) Requirements: The successful candidate should have practical and theoretical experience in stable (and radioactive) isotope techniques in ecosystems (water, soil, plants) also illustrated by publications in peer-reviewed journals. We particularly invite applications of candidates with a strong research focus on O and H isotopes. Educational skills are desirable as the position includes teaching in B. Sc./M. Sc Geography curricula. Applicants should have a background in Geoecology, Geoscience, Physical Geography, Landscape Ecology, Environmental Sciences, Forestry, Agricultural Sciences, Biology, Geochemistry, or Environmental Chemistry. Excellent knowledge of and laboratory experience in wet chemistry is required. Good communication skills, high motivation and commitment to interdisciplinary research particularly focusing on environmental issues are required. The Geoecology working group at the Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen is involved in several research consortia (DFG: Research group [FOR], priority programs [SPP], bundle [PAK]). We offer an enthusiastic, motivating environment with ample opportunities of cooperations in the Geoscience department as well as nationally and internationally. The laboratory of Soil Science and Geoecology accommodates a wealth of analytical instruments. Please send your application (cover letter, full CV, copies of certificates, and names, telephone numbers and email addresses of two academic referees) as a single PDF file attached to an email to Yvonne Oelmann (yvonne.oelmann[at]uni-tuebingen.de). Application deadline is June 17th, 2014. Posted: 5/23/14.

Stable Isotope Sciences: The Smithsonian Institution Office of Fellowships and Internships is offering an Interdisciplinary Postdoctoral Fellowship in the area of stable isotope sciences. Research proposals must integrate the use of stable isotopes (2H/1H, 13C/12C, 15N/14N, 18O/16O, 34S/32S) into their specific research questions. Stable isotope analysis must comprise a significant portion of the research. The successful applicant will conduct analyses at one of the two Pan-Institutional isotope facilities (OUSS/MCI Stable Isotope Mass Spectrometry Facility in Suitland, MD or at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, Panama City, Panama). Applicants interested in this fellowship are strongly encouraged to contact potential advisors/hosts at any of the Smithsonian's various Museums and Research Units prior to proposal preparation and submission. Prior Isotope Fellows are not eligible. Applicants must propose to conduct research in-residence for a period of 12 months, at least 4 months of which will be spent on-site at the MCI or STRI laboratory. Applicants must have completed or be near completion of the Ph.D. Recipients who have not completed the Ph.D. at the time of application must provide proof of completion of the degree before the fellowship begins. Applications must be submitted by Jan 15, 2014. See the link above for application information. For additional information on the OUSS/MCI Stable Isotope Mass Spectrometry Facility in Suitland, MD please contact Christine France (francec@si.edu). For additional information on the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute Mass Spectrometry Facility in Panama City, contact Ben Turner (turnerbl@si.edu). Posted: 12/16/13.

Stable Isotope Mass Spectrometry: The Ocean and Earth Science department at the University of Southampton (UK) invites applications for two full-time specialist positions in Organic Geochemistry and Stable Isotope Mass Spectrometry. Research Scientist (Reference: 315213HN): A research scientist/technician is required in light stable isotope ratio mass spectrometry (C, O, and N). The successful applicant will be responsible for maintenance support and day-to-day running of the stable isotope facility at NOCS which analyses carbonate, water, and organic samples as part of a wide range of projects in the geological, marine, and environmental sciences. Responsibilities include oversight of three existing gas-source mass spectrometers, operated in both dual-inlet and continuous-flow modes, and two new IRMS instruments. Preference will be given to individuals with a proven track record and a combination of skills in laboratory management, collaborative research projects, instrument troubleshooting, data handling, method development, and lab user training. Extensive experience in the operation of automated peripheral devices for on-line preparation of carbonate and organic samples, maintenance of vacuum systems, and diagnosis of instrument electronic problems is also desired. Closing Date: Friday 20 December 2013. Posted: 11/20/13.

Stable Isotope Ecology: Post-doctoral research opportunity – The Stable Isotopes in Nature Laboratory (SINLAB) at the Canadian Rivers Institute (CRI) and University of New Brunswick (UNB) in Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada, seek an innovative and highly motivated individual to conduct multi-disciplinary scientific research beginning in February 2014. The successful candidate will be expected to conduct independent field and lab-oriented research involving the analysis of stable isotopes of carbon, nitrogen, hydrogen, oxygen and sulphur to address ecological issues. The CRI is an interdisciplinary research institute with over 60 graduate students and scientists from diverse academic and government departments interacting to resolve complex issues in aquatic science. Principal fields of research by CRI scientists and students include determination of food sources and pathways in river ecosystems, study of migration and foraging ecology, tracing contaminant pathways, assessing impact of exotic species on native biota and biodiversity, and investigating the fate of marine-derived nutrients in freshwater food webs. The individual will be expected to collaborate with other CRI scientists and graduate students at UNB. Preference will be given to individuals whose chief fields of research are aquatic science, particularly fish biology and/or freshwater ecology, but individuals with backgrounds in other sciences that employ stable isotopes will also be considered. The successful candidate will be expected to actively disseminate his/her research in high quality scientific journals and international conferences. Although the primary focus is on research, the individual will also assist SINLAB staff by providing advice to clients and graduate students on project design and sample collection as well as interpretation of stable isotope data for their research programs. The individual will aid the SINLAB staff in implementing/revising the labs quality control/ quality assurance (QA/QC) protocols such as the development of new standards for use in C, N, H, O and S analyses, actively participate in inter-laboratory comparisons and ensuring data meet all QA/QC criteria before being reported. Applicants must hold a PhD, preferably in the biological sciences, or geochemistry. A solid background in ecology and proven experience with stable isotope (SI) ratio mass spectrometers and other SI data analyses will be considered strong assets. International candidates are encouraged to apply. Salary: $45k CAD per annum. Funding for the postdoctoral position is secured for two years, with an option for continued funding. Deadline for receipt of applications: November 15, 2013. Interested individuals should send a letter of interest, names of three references, and a full CV to: Dr. Rick Cunjak, Professor, and Canada Research Chair in River Ecosystem Science, Director, Stable Isotopes in Nature Laboratory, Canadian Rivers Institute, Department of Biology, and Faculty of Forestry and Environmental Management, University of New Brunswick, Fredericton, New Brunswick, CANADA. E3B 5A3. Email: cunjak@unb.ca, Tel: 506-452-6204. Posted: 10/18/13.

Isotope Fractionation During Plant Metabolic Processes: Paul Scherrer Institute (Switzerland). For our research project "Rapid measurements of isotope fractionation during plant metabolic processes as response to environmental changes" we are looking for a Postdoctoral Fellow to determine the coherences between the isotopic variations in plants as a result of environmental impacts we will analyze the C and O isotope fractionation of plants during CO2 and H2O gas exchange and respiration, online with a tunable laser isotope spectrometer. Most of the experiments will be carried out in the lab (growth chambers). The derived parameters will be used for the improvement of current isotope fractionation models. The instrumentation necessary for the planned experiments, a gas exchange system, linked to a tunable isotope laser spectrometer, is fully operational and dedicated to this project. If you are interested, Please submit your application under the following link: http://www.psi.ch/pa/offenestellen/0782-1. Posted: 5/9/14.

Stable Isotopes of Leaf Waxes: The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Earth Sciences at the University of Notre Dame seeks a highly motivated postdoctoral research associate in the field of biogeochemistry to examine compound specific isotopes from sedimentary leaf waxes. Research targets a better understanding of vegetation response to environmental change and will assess the spatial variability and fidelity of the hydrologic and vegetation information recorded in leaf wax lipid δD and δ13C values. Results will integrate with survey and ancient DNA data and be placed in a statistical framework to address prairie/forest dynamics and the impact of land use changes. This position is in collaboration with the Department of Biological Sciences and Environmental Change Initiative. The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. in biogeochemistry, organic geochemistry, paleoclimatology or related disciplines. Hands-on experience with GC-IRMS and organic geochemical laboratory techniques is required. We seek a candidate who will work well in a collaborative environment and who will interact with other scientists and students. Excellent verbal and written communication skills are required. This is a two year (initial year with renewal upon satisfactory performance), full time position with benefits starting as early as February 2014 (or as close to this date as possible). Applicants should indicate in their letter of interest when they could join our research program if offered a position. Please send a cover letter outlining research interests, CV, and names and contact information of three references in a single PDF file to: mberke@nd.edu. The priority deadline for applications is November 15th, 2013. Please direct all questions about the position to Dr. Melissa Berke at the above email address. Posted: 10/9/13.

Stable Isotopes and Geomicrobiology/Biogeochemistry: I would like to bring attention to the following University-funded postdoctoral fellowship opportunity McKenzie Fellowships. I would be particularly interested in working with applicants interested in applying stable isotopes to geomicrobiological or biogeochemical projects/problems. Please contact me with questions or for more details if interested. Dr. John Moreau, Geomicrobiology Lab, School of Earth Sciences, Corner Swanston and Elgin Sts., University of Melbourne, Parkville, VIC, Australia 3010 ph (ofc): (61) 38 344 6518 fax: (61) 38 344 7761 email: jmoreau (at) unimelb (dot) edu (dot) au. Applications close: 9 September 2013. Posted: 7/17/13.

Stable Isotope Researcher: The HERCULES Laboratory at the University of Évora, Portugal seeks to hire a full-time stable isotope researcher for a 15-month contract beginning October 2013 to run a new stable isotope equipment. This new equipment will be a crucial resource for HERCULES investigators, their students, and users from other departments and universities within the region. Apart from the participation in on-going research projects, the stable isotope specialist will be responsible for instrument calibration and optimization for day-to-day analyses. Desirable skills include: expertise in stable isotope analysis of archaeological and geological materials; knowledge of routine maintenance; advanced troubleshooting of IRMS equipment; and an ability to build and maintain effective working relationships with the fellow researchers. Desired qualifications include a PhD. degree in chemistry, archaeometry, geology, geochemistry, or other related field. Applications must be submitted by e-mail to Prof. Cristina Dias (cmbd@uevora.pt). See the full job ad for details. Closes: 9/13/13. Posted: 9/10/13.

Biodemography: Postdoctoral Position at the University of Washington. An NIH-funded post-doctoral research appointment is available in biodemography to model the effects of aging, genetics and environmental stresses on human and animal mortality and the evolution of longevity. The research will develop a vitality-based model that characterizes mortality in terms of time and age varying interactions of intrinsic physiological and extrinsic environmental processes. The candidate will join Dr. James Anderson, University of Washington Center for the Studies of Demography and Ecology, in collaboration with Drs. Ting Li of Renmin University of China, David Steinsaltz of University of Oxford and James Carey of the University of California at Davis. Candidates must have a Ph.D. and strong quantitative skills; those with a background in demography, ecology or biology are particularly encouraged to apply. Experience with mathematical and statistical modeling in R and a general purpose programming language such as C is highly desirable. Applications should include a detailed CV with a list of publications, a description of research experience and interests, and the names and contact addresses of two academic references from whom information about the candidate can be obtained. Combine all these items into a single PDF file. Applications should be sent by e-mail before March 10, 2014 to jjand@uw.edu with subject heading "NIH postdoc". The initial 100% appointment will be for 1 year with the option of renewal. Posted: 2/17/14.

Comparative Animal & Plant Demography: The MaxNetAging Research School (MNARS) is seeking applications for Doctoral and Postdoctoral Fellowships to start in February 2015. MNARS is an international graduate program launched by the Max Planck International Research Network on Aging (MaxNetAging). Traditionally, the focus of the MNARS Fellowships has been on human aging, but we wish to encourage applications from candidates interested in studying demography, life history, and aging across a broader taxonomic range including plants and non-human animals. We are particularly interested in candidates wishing to undertake studies on the evolution of aging across large clades using matrix modeling and comparative phylogenetic approaches. See http://goo.gl/DWStsy and www.compadre-db.org for brief details of some of our data. Candidates interested in these particular areas would, if successful, work with researchers at the Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research (MPIDR) in Rostock, Germany, and with us [Dr. Owen Jones (Max-Planck Center on the Biodemography of Aging, Odense, Denmark, aka MaxO) and Dr. Roberto Salguero-Gomez (University of Queensland, Australia)]. Each fellow enrolled in the MNARS will be affiliated with a participating Max Planck Institute, in our case this will be the MPIDR (Rostock), or MaxO (Odense, Denmark). During the first six months of the MNARS all doctoral and postdoctoral fellows will study together in Rostock, Germany. Applications should include: - a CV, - a statement about the level of the job you are seeking (as doctoral or postdoctoral student), the group(s) you would wish to be affiliated with and why you are interested in working in the MaxNetAging Research School, details of qualifications, including information about honors, awards, or evaluations of your educational degrees (e.g., "cum laude"), - a list of publications, if any, - names and addresses of 2 people we can contact about you, and, - for postdoctoral fellows a brief outline about your research agenda in the upcoming two years. Applicants should also indicate the Max Planck Institute they wish to be affiliated with (in this case, the MPIDR in Rostock, or MaxO in Odense, Denmark). Applications should be addressed to the MaxNetAging Director Prof. James W. Vaupel and sent by e-mail at the latest by June 25, 2014 to appl-mnars@demogr.mpg.de. E-mail inquiries concerning the application process and other aspects of MNARS should also be sent to appl-mnars@demogr.mpg.de. We encourage informal enquiries, which can be made with Owen Jones (jones@biology.sdu.dk) and Roberto Salguero-Gomez (r.salguero@uq.edu.au). Posted: 8/29/13, revised: 6/6/14.

Pollen Analyst: Florida Institute of Technology. We are seeking a graduate or post-doctoral researcher with experience of pollen analysis. Applicants must be US citizens or Green Card holders and must have experience in pollen analysis. The project will include pollen analysis of soil and sediment samples from Mexico and Central America, with opportunities to conduct some fieldwork in those locations. This full-time position, with benefits, will be funded initially for 2.5 years, with the possibility of renewal. Salary range is $35-45k pa, commensurate with experience. The start date could be as early as January 9th 2014. Applicants should send a resume, names and contact details for three referees, and details of prior experience in palynology to mbush@fit.edu. Posted: 12/9/13.

Pollen and Nectar Production: My lab will have an open post-doc position starting this winter or spring (2014). The position will be devoted to the timing and abundance of pollen and nectar production of a wide variety of crops and native plants, as well as determination of how these variables influence populations of managed and wild pollinators. Our small and somewhat isolated laboratory is in the midst of farm country on the eastern edge of the Great Plains. It is not stunningly beautiful like the RMBL, but it does have its own charm, primarily because of its cordial group of employees. One of our aims is to diversify the regional landscape with alternative crops, most of which have bright and showy insect-pollinated flowers. We are starting to make some progress in this regard, and now we need to more fully document how these new crops provide ecosystem services, such as floral resources for pollinators. The post-doc will have considerable leeway in terms of research and can interact closely with the bee research group at the University of Minnesota. Moreover, salaries for ARS-funded post-docs are considerably higher than those for comparable positions at universities. Thus, the position should be both interesting and lucrative for the right person. Contact: Frank Forcella, Research Agronomist, USDA-ARS Soils Lab, 803 Iowa Avenue, Morris, MN 56267 USA. Tel 320-589-3411 x127, Fax 320-589-3787. Posted: 10/2/13.

Insect Herbivore Host Specialization in Amazonian Forests: The Fine lab in the Department of Integrative Biology at University of California, Berkeley is seeking a Postdoctoral scholar to participate in a multi-year NSF-sponsored project that is investigating natural enemies, chemical defenses, and the diversity of Protium (Burseraceae) trees in Amazonian rain forests. The postdoctoral scholar will direct research to categorize the diversity and degree of host specialization of insect herbivores feeding on Protium trees, and integrate data on insect herbivore assemblages with datasets on plant defensive chemistry and an existing host-plant phylogeny. Position will be based in Berkeley but will involve significant travel and field time in Iquitos, Peru, Manaus, Brazil and/or French Guiana. Applicant should have significant tropical field experience, be familiar with molecular phylogenetic lab techniques, comparative methods, have significant analytical skills including proficiency in R and be fluent in Spanish and/or Portuguese. The start date will be January/February 2014. Funding is available for two years, subject to review after one year. Applicants should submit a CV, a brief statement of research interests, copies of relevant publications and/or manuscripts, and contact information for three references by email to Paul Fine at paulfine@berkeley.edu by November 11, 2013. Posted; 10/31/13.

Mosquito Ecology-Community Ecology: University of Haifa I am seeking a postdoctoral fellow or PhD student to work in my lab concerning on how diversity of controphic species and predators influence mosquito populations. Prior background in population modeling and/or experimental ecology, community ecology theory, mosquito biology, and aquatic ecology is desirable. The work will be funded by an Israel Science Foundation grant "Species Diversity, Community Simplification and Mosquito Dynamics". Matthew Spencer, University of Liverpool, serves as a consultant in this study, particularly for potential modeling studies. 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 is flexible - between 1 April and 1 October 2014. Posted: 1/28/14.

Plant Genomics and Genetic Resources: A permanent position for carrying out research in the field of plant genomics and genetic resources is available at MTT Agrifood Research Finland. The researcher will apply genomics and forward and reverse genetics to understanding and improving traits of crop plants needed for present and future Nordic conditions. The person should especially develop and implement new methods for DNA marker, genomic, and diversity analyses, and write scientific articles and funding applications. The successful candidate will have a PhD in biotechnology, genetics, molecular biology, biochemistry, genomics, plant breeding, crop science, horticultural science, or appropriate related discipline. Excellent knowledge and experience of working with plants and/or plant genetic resources and with DNA marker, sequence, and genomics data are essential. The salary will 3275.50 € plus an additional personal amount at most 46 % of this base. The starting date for the job is on October 1st 2014. Applications, including CV and references should be addressed to Eeva-Liisa Ryhänen, MTT Biotechnology and Food Research and sent by mail to MTT/kirjaamo, Humppilantie 14, 31600 Jokioinen, Finland or by email in a single pdf to kirjaamo@mtt.fi no later than the 15th of August 2014, 3 PM Finnish time. Please add the code 400-146-13 to your application. More information: Alan Schulman, +358 40 768 2242, alan.schulman@mtt.fi, Eeva-Liisa Ryhänen, +358 29 531 7692, eeva-liisa.ryhanen@mtt.fi, Teija Tenhola-Roininen, +358 29 5317831, teija.tenhola-roininen@mtt.fi. Please notice that applications sent to the personal e-mail addresses are not accepted. Posted: 6/30/14.

Plant Sciences/Genetics, Grasses: A Postdoctoral Research Associate position is available with the Center for Agroforestry at the University of Missouri to examine morphological and physiological traits associated with shade tolerance in native warm season grasses and the extent of genetic variation. Preliminary data exists in shade tolerance among cultivars and accessions from multi-state collections for native warm-season grasses including little bluestem, big bluestem, eastern gamagrass, and switchgrass. In addition to establishing new trials and collecting data from existing trials, the Postdoc will also be involved in analyzing and publishing existing data from screening trials for grasses grown under shade cloth and under tree canopies. Opportunities also exist to quantify belowground ecological interactions in tree-grass mixed systems (e.g. savanna, silvopasture) and contribute to a breeding program. Travel to study sites, including overnight stay may be required. Initial appointment will be for one year, but renewable for an additional year contingent upon satisfactory performance and funding. Required qualifications include a Ph.D. in plant sciences/genetics/breeding/ecophysiology/soils with good oral and written communication skills as evidenced through peer-reviewed publications and presentations. Experience in the use of physiological instrumentation (e.g., infrared gas analyzers), and knowledge in soil and plant chemical analyses and plant breeding are desirable. The ideal candidate should possess a track record of accomplishments demonstrating technical proficiency, independent thinking, and scientific creativity. Candidate is expected to publish peer-reviewed articles, present at scientific meetings and assist in the preparation of grant proposals. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Interested applicants should send (1) a letter of interest (2) resume and (3) names and e-mail addresses of three references to Dr. Shibu Jose, H.E. Garrett Endowed Professor and Director, Center for Agroforestry, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO 65211, Email: joses@missouri.edu or Dr. Jerry Van Sambeek, Research Plant Physiologist, USFS Northern Research Station, Columbia, MO 65211, Email: jvansambeek@fs.fed.us Closing date: June 30, 2014 or until a suitable candidate is found. Posted: 6/9/14.

Forest Molecular Genetics: Washington Department of Natural Resources is looking for an expert molecular genetics research leader. Recruitment # 2014-03-7301. Salary Range: $5,417 - $7,333 per month plus benefits. Permanent, Full-time. Location: Tumwater, Washington. The Forest Genetics Research Leader (Research Leader) serves as the agency's designated expert in the field of forest genetics, independently performing original scientific research to improve the health and productivity of native conifer trees. This includes possible utilization of molecular techniques to confer tolerance or resistance to diseases that impact the productivity and health of conifers on state trust lands. The Research Leader publishes research findings in refereed scientific journals, and presents research findings at regional and national scientific conferences. The Research Leader reports directly to and serves at the pleasure of the Commissioner of Public Lands. Required Qualifications: *Ph.D. in molecular genetics, microbiology, mycology, dendrology, or a closely related field; *3 years post-doctoral experience performing original scientific research in a laboratory and field setting; *Author of at least 2 papers published in well-recognized, refereed scientific journals; *Advanced knowledge of research design and statistical analysis; *Expert knowledge of procedures and techniques used in molecular genetics research; *Strong commitment to safety. For details and to apply, see the full job ad. Questions? Please contact Senior HR Consultant, Debra Chamberlin at phone number 360-902-1228 or e-mail us at DNRrecruiting@dnr.wa.gov. Posted: 4/24/14.

Molecular Biologist or Plant Geneticist: The USDA ARS US Salinity Laboratory in Riverside, CA has a permanent research scientist position available for a molecular biologist or plant geneticist interested in working with salinity and crops. Details and application information can be found at: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/364409500. Closes: 4/25/14. Posted: 3/20/14.

Molecular Biology, Ecology, Virus-Vector-Plant Interactions: A post-doctoral associate position is available in the Casteel lab at the University of California Davis, starting in August 2014. The primary research goal of the Casteel lab is to identify the functions of microbes in plant-insect interactions and elucidate the key molecular mechanisms responsible for these relationships. The focus of this position in the lab is on the molecular genetics of plant signaling and defense in response to insect vectors and the viral pathogens they transmit. We use a combination of molecular biology, genetics, genomics and biochemistry together with field and laboratory trials to elucidate molecular mechanisms underlying ecologically important relationships. Applicants for the post-doctoral position should be within 3 years of their PhD. I am particularly interested in students with experience/or strong interest in bioinformatics, protein-protein interactions, ecology and/or virology. Questions about these positions should be directed to Dr. Casteel. To apply please send a brief description of your interests, your CV and have three reference letters sent to ccasteel@ucdavis.edu. Informal inquiries are also welcome. The application deadline is April 1st 2014. Posted: 1/7/14.

Predator-Prey Ecology: Funding is available to hire a Postdoctoral Research Associate for three years in the laboratory of James Harwood, Department of Entomology, University of Kentucky. This interdisciplinary research position will focus on interactions between predators and prey in agroecosystems and will integrate landscape/spatial ecology, molecular ecology, behavioral ecology and biological control to understand mechanisms of pest suppression. Qualifications/Required Experience: Ph.D. in ecology, entomology or related field. Demonstrated experience in field entomology/ecology. Knowledge of molecular biology techniques is preferred, but not essential. This position is available immediately and this search will remain open until filled. To apply for the position, please send a CV, statement of research interests and names and contact information of three references to James Harwood, Department of Entomology, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY USA at james.harwood@uky.edu. Posted: 1/23/14.

Plant-Herbivore and Predator-Prey Interactions: The Thaler lab in the Department of Entomology at Cornell University, Ithaca, NY is seeking a Postdoctoral Researcher to participate in research in the area of non-consumptive interactions between predators and prey. Our lab combines field-scale experiments with laboratory behavioral and chemical assays to determine the mechanisms of species interactions. The postdoc will oversee research investigating how plant resistance and variation in the predator community influence the strength of non-consumptive effects of predators on pests. Previous field and lab experience in one or more of the following fields is essential: population/community ecology, entomology, chemical or molecular ecology, insect physiology or insect behavior. Development of related, independent research by the postdoc is encouraged. The start date is flexible between May and September 2014. The position is available for two years subject to review after one year. Applicants should send a cover letter with a statement of research interests, a CV, names and email addresses of 3 references, and copies of up to 3 relevant publications by email (one PDF file) to Dr. Jennifer Thaler (thaler@cornell.edu). Please let me know if you are attending the Entomological Society of America meeting in Austin. Posted: 11/6/13.

Ecological Pest Management: The Department of Entomology at Penn State University is looking for a Postdoctoral Research Associate to participate in an EPA-funded project exploring the role of cover crops and insecticidal seed treatments for managing populations of invertebrate pests. The work at Penn State will be a collaborative effort with local growers and extension personnel, focusing on developing control options that balance the threat from insects and slugs, the latter of which are among the most challenging pests faced by no-till growers in the Mid-Atlantic region. The position will be housed at the University Park campus, in the Department of Entomology, University Park, Pennsylvania. We seek a highly motivated scientist to conduct and supervise field and laboratory studies to advance ecologically guided management of slugs in no-till agroecosystems. Field studies will primarily occur on farms of progressive, no-till growers committed to diverse rotations and cover crops. Research will build on our current work on insecticidal treatments and biological control of slugs, and the influence of cover crops on slugs. Additional collaboration will involve Extension educational efforts. The successful candidate will work well with personnel to advance IPM in field crops through studies in applied ecology and Extension Educational programs. Qualifications: Ph.D. in Entomology, Ecology, and knowledge of agricultural systems. Knowledge of natural enemy ecology, biological control, cropping systems, and/or chemical ecology, will be of value for competing for this position. The position requires field work, including a driver’s license and overnight travel, and laboratory working with invertebrates in mesocosm studies. The candidate must possess excellent communication and organizational skills and demonstrate evidence of effective writing through peer-reviewed publications. Appointment: This is a full-time, one year, fixed term appointment, with opportunity for renewal for at least on additional year contingent on progress and availability of federal funds. Expected start date is early spring of 2014. Application: Send a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, contact information for three references, and examples of publications via email to John Tooker (tooker@psu.edu) Department of Entomology, 501 ASI Building, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA 16802. This position requires that you operate a motor vehicle as part of your job duties. A valid driver`s license and successful completion of a motor vehicle records check will be required in addition to standard background check. Posted: 12/5/13.

Impacts of Biotic Stressors on Crop Plants: We are seeking a postdoctoral research scientist to work on incorporating the impacts of biotic stressors on crop plants into process based cropping system models. The position is to focus on wheat production systems using a widely used cropping systems model (CropSyst). Targeted biotic factors can include but are not limited to cereal leaf beetle, aphids, cereal yellow virus and wireworms. Ongoing and additional experimental work within a large coordinated project can be used for parameterization. The postdoc would work as part of this team to coordinate these efforts, and help the software team with the development of dynamic insect and disease models to be coupled to CropSyst. These models will be used to evaluate the impact of biotic stressors on crop growth and yield under climate change scenarios. Published literature and data from ongoing experiments in the team will be used to delineate these effects in the model system, wheat based cropping systems prevalent in the inland Pacific Northwest USA. The position will contribute to a large, coordinated, interdisciplinary project focused on climate change and cereal production systems in the Pacific Northwest, USA. The project is collaborative among three universities (Oregon State University, the University of Idaho and Washington State University) and the USDA Agricultural Research Service. Qualifications Required: PhD in plant-insect or plant-disease interactions or biological systems engineering. Desired: • Demonstrated ability to understand plant-insect and plant-disease systems using quantitative approaches • Demonstrated capacity to work with simulation models • Demonstrated capacity to work in a collaborative environment • Excellent analytical skills. Appointment Duration: Two years, renewable up to 3 years depending on availability of funding. Start Date: As soon as a qualified candidate is identified. Contact: Sanford Eigenbrode, sanforde@uidaho.edu, David Crowder dcrowder@wsu.edu, or Claudio Stöckle stockle@wsu.edu. Full job ad. Posted: 12/5/13, revised: 1/10/14.

Insect Behavioral Ecology/Plant-Insect Interactions: The laboratories of Drs. Mark Mescher, John Tooker, and Consuelo De Moraes in the Department of Entomology at The Pennsylvania State University have an opening for a Postdoctoral Research Associate to conduct research on insect behavioral ecology and plant-insect interactions, with a focus on chemical communication. This research will build on recent discoveries regarding plant responses to insect pheromones. The selected candidate will develop an independent research project addressing the reproductive ecology of specialist insect herbivores in native goldenrod (Solidago spp.) communities, with a focus of understanding the reciprocal influences of insect reproductive behavior and plant-insect interactions via laboratory, greenhouse, and field studies. Qualifications: We seek a highly motivated and intellectually independent scientist with a strong record of prior accomplishment in a relevant field of research. Project details may be tailored to fit the skills and interests of the selected candidate, but strong applicants will have relevant expertise and experience in one or more of the following areas: insect behavioral ecology, sociobiology, mating-system evolution, gall-insect biology, chemical ecology, pheromonal signaling, plant olfaction. Candidates should possess a PhD in a relevant life science discipline. The position will require field work and overnight travel. The selected candidate should possess excellent communication and organizational skills and demonstrate evidence of effective writing through peer-reviewed publications. This position requires that you operate a motor vehicle as part of your job duties. A valid driver's license and successful completion of a motor vehicle records check will be required in addition to standard background checks. Expected start date is Summer or Fall of 2014. Apply online. Posted: 6/6/14.

Plant-Insect Interactions: A two-year postdoctoral position is currently available at the Department of Ecology at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences in Uppsala, SWEDEN. Our study system is based on the host plant Fragaria vesca (woodland strawberry), the herbivore Galerucella tenella (the strawberry leaf beetle), a specialist parasitoid, and pollinators. The insects show diffuse interactions with the host plant as herbivory repels pollinators leading to low pollination success of herbivore-damaged plants. The degree of resistance to herbivores varies widely between strawberry individuals. The postdoc will have access to a large common garden with 100 wild strawberry clones with known resistance to herbivores (ranging from very susceptible to resistant). Key questions to answer include how resource allocation to other plant traits shift in parallel with increased resistance, and if the herbivore imposes natural selection on resistance and flower production. The postdoc will also have some freedom to explore other similar questions, depending on his/her research interests. The postdoc will analyze an existing data set as well as perform new empirical research to address the key questions mentioned above. Other tasks may include supervision of PhD and Master’s students. See the full job ad for details. Deadline: March 7, 2014. Posted: 2/7/14.

Plant-Insect Interactions, Scent Chemistry and Genomics: We are hiring 2 postdoctoral research associates for 4 – 4.5 years to assist with an NSF-funded Dimensions of Biodiversity grant titled “Landscapes of linalool: scent-mediated diversification of flowers and moths across western North America”. This NSF-funded project integrates chemical ecology, plant reproduction, pollination, population genetics and comparative genomics to explore the impact of past selective pressures on current patterns of diversity in non-model organisms: evening primroses (Onagraceae), hawkmoths (Sphingidae), bees (Halictidae), and micromoths (Mompha). This project is a collaborative NSF research project between Krissa Skogen (Chicago Botanic Garden), Jeremie Fant (CBG), Norm Wickett (CBG), Robert Raguso (Cornell University), Rachel Levin (Amherst College), Sylvia Kelso (Colorado College), Terry Harrison (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign), Jean-Francois Landry (Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada, Eastern Cereal and Oilseed Research Centre), Kathleen Kay (University of California, Santa Cruz), Mike Moore (Oberlin College) and Warren Wagner (Smithsonian Institution). The postdocs will be based at the Chicago Botanic Garden and will conduct fieldwork across the western US. The Chicago Botanic Garden is situated in Glencoe, IL, just 16 miles north of downtown Chicago, from which it is accessible by a commuter train, buses and highway. Scientists at the Garden live near the Garden, in Evanston, and in Chicago. The department of Plant Biology and Conservation is located in the Rice Plant Science Center, a 4 year-old LEED certified gold building with modern laboratories, office space and museum display space allowing scientists to communicate their findings directly with Garden visitors. The Plant Biology and Conservation Department has active collaborations with Northwestern University, The Field Museum, The University of Chicago, The University of Illinois at Chicago, Morton Arboretum and other area institutions. Start Date Jan. 1 – March 1, 2014. Review Begins Nov. 1, 2013. Deadline Nov. 11, 2013. Starting Salary $43k/year. Postdocs will be responsible for coordinating and conducting field and lab-based data collection, and managing and analyzing large datasets. Postdocs will lead field teams comprised of research assistants, graduate and undergraduate students and will be responsible for coordination among field teams. Expectations are that postdocs will contribute to the preparation of numerous publications, many of which will be first-authored. Teaching and curriculum development opportunities will be provided through the graduate program in Plant Biology and Conservation, a joint program between the CBG and Northwestern University. Postdocs will also be involved in various outreach programs coordinated by the research team and the Chicago Botanic Garden. Requirements: Ph.D. in ecology and evolutionary biology, biology, botany or a related field. Applicants who expect to have completed their PhD by the start date will be preferred. Potential areas of expertise we are considering include (but this is not exclusive): -Fieldwork- this project will have a large fieldwork component, with 3-4 months in the field each year (for ~6-8 weeks at a time; twice during each year); Years 1 and 2 will focus on broad-scale sampling of plants, pollinators and moths throughout the western US. Years 3 and 4 will focus on detailed field experiments, locations dependent on results from years 1 and 2. -Plant reproductive biology / pollination ecology -Population genetics / landscape genetics / population-level genomics -Ecological genomics / bioinformatics -Coevolution – trait evolution -Host-parasite evolution -Plant-pollinator interactions -Chemical ecology -Lepidopteran ecology (moths; micromoths). To Apply: Please submit a cover letter, resume, employment forms and request 3 letters of recommendation be sent on your behalf to: Attn: Human Resources. Chicago Botanic Garden. 1000 Lake Cook Road Glencoe, IL 60022. Questions? Please contact Krissa Skogen kskogen@chicagobotanic.org Posted: 10/9/13.

Plant-Insect Interactions: The Orians Lab at Tufts University, as part of a collaborative NSF research project with Evan Preisser and Carol Thornber (University of Rhode Island), is seeking a postdoctoral fellow to study plant-mediated interactions between two sessile invasive herbivores, hemlock woolly adelgid (HWA) and elongate hemlock scale (EHS). The position begins 1 February 2014, and is for one year with the potential for a 15 month renewal. The candidate will be based at Tufts University but will visit URI regularly (1.5 hours by car or train) to coordinate the field research and work with grant-supported graduate students. Project Overview: This research integrates community ecology (priority effects, plant-mediated interactions, etc.), nutritional and secondary biochemical analyses, and modeling to explore the individual and joint effects of these herbivores on the growth and survival of eastern hemlock. Our preliminary data indicate that the effects of HWA and EHS are non-additive. Rather, prior colonization by EHS increases hemlock resistance to HWA and ultimately increases tree growth. Future work aims to identify potential mechanisms behind this observation using experimentally manipulated plants grown in a common garden at URI. For more information on this system and background on the three investigators, please visit the links above. Qualifications: We are looking for an enthusiastic and self-motivated scientist who enjoys working as part of a team as well as independently. The ideal applicant is expected to have a strong foundation in plant-herbivore interactions, plant chemistry, and the design and implementation of manipulative experiments. At least one first-authored publication in press is also expected. If interested, send a C.V., statement of research interests that includes career goals (1-2 pp), pdfs of papers, and contact information (emails and phone numbers) for three professional references to Dr. Colin Orians, colin.orians@tufts.edu. Please put "Postdoctoral Applicant" in the Subject Line. Applications will be reviewed as they are received through October 31st, 2013. Posted: 9/10/13.

Plant-Consumer and Predator-Prey Interactions: Funding is available for a postdoctoral position in the Orrock Lab in the Department of Zoology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. There is considerable flexibility in the focus of the research the applicant can conduct. However, it is imperative that the research facilitate interactions between the applicant and members of the lab. Topics explored in the lab include: plant-consumer interactions, apparent competition, predator-prey interactions and non-consumptive effects, habitat modification by invasive plants, disease ecology, and the ecology of plant induced defenses. Applicants must have relevant Ph.D. experience in ecology. Funding for salary and research expenses is available for 1 year, with a renewal possible for a second year, and with a flexible start date. In addition, the successful applicant will work collaboratively to obtain additional funding. Interested applicants should send a curriculum vitae, a 1-2 page statement of research interests and a description of projects that could be conducted while working in the Orrock Lab, 2-3 relevant publications, and contact information for three references. Send materials (e-mail preferred) to: John Orrock, Department of Zoology, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI 53706, email: jorrock@wisc.edu. Posted: 8/29/13.

Community Ecology, Nectar-Inhabiting Bacteria and Yeasts: A postdoctoral fellow position is available in the Fukami Lab at Stanford University. The successful candidate will conduct NSF-funded laboratory and field research on the community assembly of nectar-inhabiting bacteria and yeasts. There will be opportunities to develop independent and collaborative research. Experience in fungal and/or bacterial molecular ecology and/or one or more of the following fields is desirable: experimental evolution, pollination biology, chemical ecology, or hummingbird ecology. Initial appointment will be for one year, with the possibility of extension for one or two additional years, contingent on performance and funding availability. Start date is preferably February 2014, but flexible. To apply, please e-mail a cover letter, CV, and the names and contact information of three references as a single pdf to Tadashi Fukami (fukamit@stanford.edu), with the subject line as "Postdoc application (your name)". Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2013, and continue until a suitable candidate is identified. Informal inquiries prior to application are welcome. Posted: 9/27/13.

Climate Change and Species Interactions: We seek a highly motivated postdoctoral associate with experience in spatio-temporal modeling, data management, and community ecology. The research project focuses on predicting the effects of climate change on ecological communities, and specific goals include: 1) developing spatio-temporal models over recent history that account for interactions among birds, insects, trees, disturbance regimes, LULCC, and climate across forests of the continental United States, and 2) applying climate change scenarios to project changes in community composition. The postdoctoral associate will be expected to manage and analyze large spatial and temporal data sets and will work collaboratively with Drs. Phoebe Zarnetske and Andrew Finley to develop the models, carry out analyses, and write manuscripts and proposals. Expected start timeframe is September 2014-January 2015. Applicants must hold a PhD in ecology, geography, forestry, statistics, or related field by the start of the position. Applicants must have a strong background in ecology, modeling, R, GIS, and writing, and experience with Bayesian models and collaborative research. This position is based at Michigan State University (MSU) with competitive salary and excellent health benefits. This is a full-time, 12-month, fixed-term position, with reappointment conditional on satisfactory performance. Funding is available for 2 years. To apply, email as a single PDF: 1) a cover letter (2-pg max) with your research interests and qualifications for this position, 2) CV, 3) list of 3 references with contact information, and 4) 1 recent first-authored publication, to: Dr. Phoebe Zarnetske, Department of Forestry, MSU: plz [at] anr.msu.edu. Application review will begin May 2, 2014 and the position will remain open until filled. Posted: 4/17/14.

Theory of Species Interactions and/or Demography: I am seeking a postdoctoral research associate to collaborate on theoretical projects investigating the population dynamics of species interactions, of structured populations (demography), or both. Ideally, the postdoc would help to develop questions of mutual interest; potential research areas include competition between herbivores or mutualists and resource-mutualist interactions (see example publications below). Independence, motivation, thoughtfulness, and effective communication skills are essential. Strong quantitative skills are required, and prior experience with mathematical and/or computational models is highly desirable. NSF-supported salary is available for one year, and is renewable for a second year given satisfactory progress. The position will be based at Duke University (where I will be moving this summer), and includes standard benefits. To apply, please send a CV, contact information for at least 2 references, and a letter of interest clearly describing 1) potential directions for this position, 2) their intersection with previous research experience, 3) long-term research and/or career goals, and 4) desired start date. Interested individuals should contact Charlotte Lee at Florida State University (ctlee at bio dot fsu dot edu). I will also be at the 2013 Ecological Society of America meeting in Minneapolis and available early in the week to meet with potential candidates. Lee, CT, TEX Miller, and BD Inouye. 2011. Consumer effects on the vital rates of their resource can determine the outcome of competition between consumers. The American Naturalist 178:452-463. Lee, CT, and BD Inouye. 2010. Mutualism between consumers and their shared resource can promote competitive coexistence. The American Naturalist 175: 277–288. Posted: 7/23/13.

Plant-Pathogen Invasion Ecology: Applications are invited for a post-doctoral fellow in the Bio-Protection Research Centre based at Lincoln University, New Zealand. The Centre has a full-time position available for two years for a weed/pathogen ecologist or epidemiologist to undertake research on the project: “Rates of Pathogen accumulation in introduced host plants”. The Postdoctoral Fellow will compile and analyse data on pathogen associations in introduced host plants in order to test key hypotheses about the process of pathogen accumulation. A range of opportunities exist to apply different techniques to this issue including analysis of existing databases, meta-analysis and potentially fieldwork. 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, plant pathology or a related field Research experience in the area of plant-pathogen interactions and/or 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 (more about our work). Further information and how to apply (vacancy number 13/89). Alternatively, please contact Human Resources on 03 423 0598 or email jobs@lincoln.ac.nz. All applications need to include a Lincoln University application form, CV and covering letter. Applications must be received by 5pm Sunday 5 January 2014. Posted: 12/5/13.

Plant & Microbial Community Ecology: A postdoctoral fellow position is available in the Peay Lab at Stanford University to conduct NSF-funded research on large-scale patterns of taxonomic, functional and genetic diversity of soil fungal communities and their links to plant community dynamics & ecosystem function. Specific research projects in this broad area will be developed based on the strengths & interests of the successful candidate, with additional opportunities to develop independent and collaborative research. Experience in one or more of the following fields is desirable: fungal and/or bacterial molecular ecology, macroecology, metagenomics/transcriptomics, bioinformatics, plant ecology, or ecosystems ecology. Initial appointment will be for one year, with the possibility of extension for one or two additional years, contingent on performance and funding availability. Start date is preferably May 2014, but is flexible. To apply, please e-mail a cover letter, CV, and the names and contact information of three references as a single pdf to Kabir Peay (kpeay@stanford.edu), with the subject line as "Postdoc application <your name>". Review of applications will begin on Jan 15 and continue until a suitable candidate is identified. Informal inquiries prior to application are welcome. Posted: 12/11/13.

Ecology and Evolution of Plant-Associated Microbes: Our research group seeks to hire two to three post-doctoral associates in the ecology and evolution of plant-associated microbes. Successful applicants will work on an experimental project with global reach as part of a team of ecologists and evolutionary biologists spanning the University of Minnesota's departments of Ecology, Evolution, and Behavior and Plant Pathology. The appointment is for one year (with potential for renewal), to begin as soon as possible. The scientific goal of these positions is to examine the abiotic and biotic predictors and functional significance of fungal, bacterial, and viral symbionts of plant hosts, and determine plant microbiome effects on disease transmission. Experiments will encompass scales ranging from individual hosts and local host communities to regional and global bioclimatic and soil gradients. Projects will include quantification of bacterial, fungal, and viral communities within hosts using high-throughput sequencing and manipulative experiments in both the field and lab to examine the effects of the plant-associated microbial community on host fecundity and pathogen resistance, and on microbial fitness and transmission. Successful applicants will have the opportunity to work with mathematical modelers to use empirically-derived parameter values and test predictive models. We are particularly interested in applicants with metagenomics or organismal expertise in microbial biology and training in community ecology or evolutionary biology. Successful applicants will have experience and ability in laboratory techniques necessary for high-throughput sequencing and quantitative skills for manipulating and analyzing metagenomic or ecological datasets. A conceptual overview of the larger project is described in Borer et al. 2013. Questions about this position should be addressed to Dr. Elizabeth Borer, borer@umn.edu. Review of applications will begin on 10 December 2013. See the full job ad (Requisition #188311) to apply. Posted: 11/22/13.

Plant-Associated Microbiomes: A postdoctoral position is available in the lab of Dr. Marc St-Arnaud at the Biodiversity Centre in Montreal, QC, Canada, which is located within the Montreal Botanical Gardens. Preferred start date is between January and May 2014. The primary project will involve analysis of plant-associated microbiomes from agricultural soils in western Canada. The successful candidate will have access to preserved samples from a large field experiment, which compares the effects of a number of different agricultural practices. In addition, the project will examine the effects of canola on crop productivity and soil microbiota. The exact research questions are open-ended, and there will also be opportunities to collaborate on other projects and develop new research directions. Applicants should have a Ph.D. in ecology, microbiology, bioinformatics, or a related field. A strong publication record is essential, and should demonstrate the ability to not only analyze data, but to draw out interesting trends and relate these to the biological literature. Some experience with multivariate analysis is required, and familiarity with R, Mothur, Qiime, MG-RAST or other software used in the analysis of metagenomic and/or ecological community data will be considered a strong asset. To apply, please send a cover letter, CV, and contact information for 3 references to Dr. Marc St-Arnaud: marc.st-arnaud@umontreal.ca. In the cover letter, briefly describe your research interests as they relate to this position. Submissions will be considered as they are received, but are due no later than December 15, 2013. Posted: 11/20/13.

Genomics & Microbiology Research/Outreach: The Genomics & Microbiology Laboratory at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences is seeking a research and outreach coordinator excited about the prospect of bringing real science to the visitors in our museum. This person will be part of a collaborative team of scientists and educators from the Museum spanning the Genomics & Microbiology Laboratory, the MicroWorld Investigate Laboratory and the Window on Veterinary Health. The position will involve conducting original research relevant to the Genomics & Microbiology Laboratory and integrating findings and methods into the MicroWorld Investigate Laboratory. Potential research foci include, but are not limited to, reptile and amphibian research, microbial ecology and viral infections of animals in the museum. Position appointment will last for 1 year. Ideal start date is December 2013, but is flexible; work location (Raleigh, NC) is not flexible. Please see full job description for details and to apply. Review of applications will begin December 2 and will continue until a suitable candidate is found. Please direct questions to Dr. Julie Horvath (julie.horvath@naturalsciences.org). Posted: 11/22/13.

Lecturers in Microbiology and/or Genetics: Georgia Southern University’s Department of Biology is searching for two non-tenure track faculty positions in Biology with primary teaching responsibilities in microbiology and/or genetics (Lecturer Search 67143). The positions require teaching and service responsibilities as well as a terminal degree. The positions have room for advancement for the right individual. The full text advertisement, including information about the department, faculty, and the complete position announcement with all qualifications and application instructions, is available at http://academics.georgiasouthern.edu/positions/faculty/. Screening of applications begins November 12, 2013. Posted: 10/16/13.

Lecturer of Biotechnology: The Masters of Biotechnology Program in the School of Science and Computer Engineering at the University of Houston-Clear Lake (UHCL) in Houston, Texas, invites applications for a permanent non-tenure-track position at the rank of Visiting Assistant Professor to begin in August 2014. A Ph.D. in the field of Biology or a closely related area, with research experience in one or more of the following areas: molecular biology, cell biology, molecular genetics and/or molecular biotechnology, is required. Preference will be given to individuals with post-doctoral and 2 to 3 years of classroom teaching experience. This is a non-research position. The Masters in Biotechnology Program at UHCL offers an M.S. degree in Biotechnology with concentrations in either of the following areas: molecular biotechnology, computational biology/bioinformatics, or marketing/management. Responsibilities: The successful candidate will be expected to teach and coordinate the following graduate level laboratory courses: Methods in Biotechnology, Advanced Methods in Biotechnology I, and Advanced Methods in Biotechnology II. Also the position requires the development of other courses within the candidate's specialization area or to meet the needs of the program. Applications must be submitted online only at https://jobs.uhcl.edu. To apply, please complete the faculty application and attach a letter of interest that include a history of classes taught and teaching philosophy, curriculum vitae, and names of at least three references. To complete your application, please have three letters of recommendation and your academic transcripts mailed to: Chair, Search Committee for Lecturer in Biotechnology, University of Houston-Clear Lake, 2700 Bay Area Blvd., MC 39, Houston, Texas, 77058. Review of applications will begin on March 15, 2014 and will continue until the position is filled. The university hires only individuals authorized to work in the US. Posted: 2/4/14.

Microbial Evolutionary Ecology: A two- to three-year postdoctoral position is available immediately in the laboratory of Paul Turner in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at Yale University. We are seeking a highly motivated and creative individual to participate in ongoing experimental projects relating to eco-evolutionary theory. These projects concern (i) role of environmental heterogeneity on adaptability of bacteriophages, (ii) role of niche construction in the evolutionary ecology of virus- cancer cell interactions, and (iii) effects of host density on virulence evolution in killer viruses of yeast. The successful candidate will engage in these projects in the first year, while increasingly developing and leading projects of their own design as the position continues. The experiments can utilize high-throughput, automated measures of evolving microorganisms via liquid-handling robotics. Experience with these technologies is preferred, but all strong candidates will be considered. This postdoctoral position is in association with the Yale Institute for Biospheric Studies program in Eco-Evolutionary Dynamics, which is co-directed by David Vasseur, David Post, and Paul Turner. Through this program, the candidate will participate in regular working groups combining international leaders in experimental and theoretical approaches to eco-evolutionary dynamics. Applications should be emailed to Paul Turner (paul.turner@yale.edu) and include a CV, short statement of research interests, and contact information for three references. Applications will be considered beginning on May 1, 2014. Posted: 4/2/14.

Fungal Metagenomics and Ecology: A postdoctoral position is available in the department of Plant Biology, in the School of Integrative Biology, at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. PIs Ferrer (aquatic mycologist), Heath (plant and microbe evolution), and Dalling (plant and fungal community ecology) are looking for a highly motivated postdoc to work on a NSF-funded Dimensions of Biodiversity project aimed at understanding the ecological and genetic controls on fungal community assembly and decomposition function in tropical wood-decomposing aquatic fungi. Both the Heath and Dalling labs are lively, highly-collaborative environments with students and postdocs working on a range of topics in ecology and evolution of plants, bacteria, and fungi. The duties of the project postdoc will include preparing libraries for metagenomic sequencing of aquatic fungi communities from environmental DNA samples, RNAseq of cultured fungi in response to various environmental treatments, downstream bioinformatic and statistical analyses, and writing manuscripts based on these results. Expertise in some or all of the following areas is desired: Molecular biology, (meta)genomics, bioinformatics, statistical analysis, ecology, evolution. Strong candidates will also possess the following attributes: - A strong publication record from their PhD (papers published, in press, or submitted). - Creativity, independence, and the desire to learn new things. - Excellent communication skills, both written and oral. All candidates must have received a Ph.D. in a relevant field. The position is available for 2 years, with the first year as a probationary period, and will include a competitive salary and full benefits. Application review will begin May 1, 2014 and will continue until the position is filled. Start date is flexible, probably August 2014 or later. All materials should be submitted to the PIs below for consideration. Applications should include a brief cover letter, curriculum vitae, a brief description of past research accomplishments and future research goals (under two pages), and the names and contact information for three references. Contact Dr. Katy Heath, kheath@illinois.edu, regarding the position or application process. Posted: 4/16/14.

Metagenomic Microbial Community Analysis: The University of Kansas is hiring a Postdoctoral Researcher and a Research Assistant to support the development of a Center for Metagenomic Microbial Community Analysis. A key goal of the proposed Center is to bring together researchers across the university to advance metagenomics methods for diverse research programs at KU. The University of Kansas has significant expertise in microbial ecology applications in Ecology, Biology, Geology, and Environmental Engineering. Faculty comprising this multidisciplinary realm link microbial ecology to the removal of pollutants and excess nutrients from stormwater, wastewater systems, and soils (Belinda Sturm, Environmental Engineering; Sharon Billings, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology/Kansas Biological Survey), the production of greenhouse gases in carbon and nitrogen biogeochemical cycles (Sharon Billings, EEB/ KBS; Jennifer Roberts, Geology), the microbial generation and destruction of porosity in petroleum carbonate reservoirs and their modern analogues (Jennifer Roberts, Geology), and the restoration of plant-microbe-soil ecosystems (Ben Sikes, EEB/KBS). Successful applicants will work in this interdisciplinary team to analyze diverse communities using the Illumina HiSeq platform. We are hiring a motivated Postdoctoral Researcher with prior experience in any field of environmental community analysis. We are specifically interested in candidates with a strong background in the computational analysis of next-generation sequencing-based metagenomics studies. For specific requirements and application materials see http://employment.ku.edu/jobs/4904. We are also hiring a Research Assistant with strong molecular skills to generate next-generation sequencing libraries from environmental samples. We are particularly interested in an individual with prior experience with metagenomic applications or with any form of next-generation sequencing. For specific requirements and application materials see http://employment.ku.edu/jobs/4903. Applicants should submit the application at the link provided above, along with a curriculum vitae, the names and contact information for 3 references, and a brief statement of research interests and skills. A start date of May 2014 is preferred. Any inquiries can be directed to Dr. Belinda Sturm, Associate Professor, Dept of Civil, Environmental & Architectural Engineering, University of Kansas, bmcswain@ku.edu. Review begins on March 21. Posted: 3/7/14.

Bioinformatics/Microbial Ecology: University of Oregon. Jessica Green and Brendan Bohannan are currently seeking a bioinformatics postdoctoral researcher to explore fundamental questions in microbial ecology and evolution. Applicants should have a PhD with extensive training using bioinformatics to understand the ecology and/or evolution of complex biological communities, and strong writing skills. The ideal candidate will have experience developing and applying quantitative community and population ecological methods to the analysis of environmental sequence data and next-generation sequence data. The successful candidate will play a key role in the Biology and Built Environment (BioBE) Center, funded by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. The BioBE Center is training a new generation of innovators to study the built environment microbiome - the diversity of indoor microbial life, their genetic elements and their interactions. The vision of this national research center is to understand buildings as complex ecosystems and to explore how architectural design mediates urban microbial ecology and evolution. For a description of partner projects see http://www.microbe.net/. The position is available for 1 year with the possibility for renewal depending on performance. The start date is flexible. Please email questions regarding the position to Jessica Green (jlgreen@uoregon.edu). To apply: A complete application will consist of the following materials: (1) a brief cover letter explaining your background and career interests, (2) CV (including publications), (3) names and contact information for three references. Submit materials to ie2jobs@uoregon.edu. Subject: Posting 14066. To ensure consideration, please submit applications by April 25, 2014, but position will remain open until filled. Posted: 4/2/14.

Bioinformatics and Environmental Metagenomics: USDA Postdoctoral Fellowship. 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 USDA-Agricultural Research Service Sustainable Agriculture Systems Lab located on the 8000 acre USDA Beltsville Agricultural Research Center in suburban Washington DC. A metagenomic approach will be employed to assess the soil microbial community structure and function in bulk and rhizosphere soils in both conventional and organic farming systems. The successful candidate will be fluent with advanced bioinformatics approaches to soil environmental metagenomic and microbial community analysis. Specific experience with computational tools such as; QUIIME, R, MG-RAST, Uni-frac, bio-conductor etc. Primary responsibilities will include examining plant microbe interactions in the soil/rhizosphere environment in a long-term farming systems study site. The successful candidate will be the lead scientist in charge of bioinformatics and integration of microbial metagenomic and environmental meta-data This experiment is part of a data rich long-term agricultural research site with many nested treatments available for bioinformatics analysis. There will be many opportunities for the candidate to participate in additional on-going projects of interest to the candidate. 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 for three years and offers the scientist wide latitude in the design and pursuit of their research project. The successful candidate will have access to collaborate with USDA’s Bovine Functional Genomics bioinformatics core facility (illumina, bioanalizer,) as well as an in-house Roche 454 sequencer. Interested applications should email Dr. Jude Maul (jude.maul@ars.usda.gov) or Dr. Stephanie Yarwood (syarwood@umd.edu) with a current CV, a brief statement of interest, and the names and contact info for three references. We will start evaluating January 31. Posted: 1/9/14.

Microbial Ecology and Computational Metagenomics: Two postdoctoral positions are available with the Knights Lab in the BioTechnology Institute at the University of Minnesota. Position #1 objectives include: - Development of novel approaches to modeling strain-level variation in deep shotgun metagenomics and single-cell sequencing data. - Analysis and modeling of host-associated microbiome dynamics including genome variation, competition/mutualism, especially related to opportunistic pathogens and E. coli. Position #2 has more flexible objectives, including: - Analysis of multi-omics studies characterizing host-microbiome and host genome-microbiome interactions in human diseases and behavior. -Development of novel approaches to modeling host-microbe interactions on a full-genome scale. - Analysis and modeling of host-associated microbiome dynamics including metabolism, genome variation, and competition/mutualism. Applicants with similar or complementary areas of interest are encouraged to apply. Qualifications: An ideal candidate will have a strong publication record and strong skills in modeling or analysis of next-gen sequencing data, functional genomics, microbial genomics, and/or microbial ecology. A Ph.D. in a relevant field is required, as is a demonstrated ability to independently design and carry out research projects and publish research results in a timely fashion. The Knights lab’s focus is the functional characterization of complex host-microbe interactions in host diseases and behavior. This includes complex biomarker discovery and microbiome-metabolome timeseries analysis in human disease populations. We are developing methods to help identify host disease and behavior pathways across the host-microbe interface, in close collaboration with the University of Minnesota Medical School and several other hospitals around the world. Interested candidates should send a cover letter and CV to dknights@umn.edu. Posted: 9/30/13.

Plant Pathogen Ecology and Metagenomics: Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC), Fredericton, New Brunswick (Canada) is looking for candidates for two post-doctoral fellowship positions of three years, to understand factors influencing the severity of common scab of potato. Common scab is a bacterial disease responsible for important economic losses every year and there is still no reliable method to control the disease. This is due to a poor understanding of the dynamic of the pathogenic Streptomyces population, of the influence of agricultural practices and of the biotic and abiotic factors influencing the severity of common scab. The project’s overall goal is to develop innovative control methods for common scab of potato. The specific objectives of the project are 1) to measure the effect of biopesticide and agricultural practices on common scab (position 1) and 2) to compare the biotic (microbial communities using metagenomics) and abiotic (edaphic and environmental) factors between healthy and common scab infected fields (position 2). Applicants should have experience in plant pathology, molecular biology and next generation sequencing of microbial communities (position 2). Knowledge of English is required. The candidate needs to be Canadian citizen or permanent resident and meet the criteria of the NSERC Visiting Fellowship in Canadian Government Laboratories Program. The position will be opened until filled; suggested start date is September. Please send a resume to: Dr. Claudia Goyer (claudia.goyer@agr.gc.ca), Potato Research Centre, AAFC, Fredericton, NB. Fax: (506) 460-4377. Posted: 6/5/14.

Microbial Metagenomics in Winter: Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC), Fredericton, NB is looking for candidates for a post-doctoral fellowship position of 24 months, to examine the nitrogen cycle process and related microbial communities in agricultural fields over winter. It is generally assumed that nitrogen processes in agricultural fields are negligible during winter. However, winter production of the greenhouse gas nitrous oxide can represent up to 90% of annual nitrogen losses. Despite some evidences indicating that cold temperature and/or freezing/thawing cycles might have a substantial effect on microbial communities, there is scarce information as to how microbial communities differ from summer communities and how this translate into changes in function. The project's overall goal is to evaluate changes in denitrifier and nitrifier communities in agricultural fields over winter, determine possible environmental and edaphic factors controlling these communities and measure emissions of the greenhouse gas nitrous oxide, as well as denitrification and nitrification rates. The successful candidate will be working on a major collaborative initiative including university (Dr. David Burton, University of Dalhousie) and AAFC researchers (Dr. Bernie Zebarth (Fredericton) and Dr. Frank Larney (Lethbridge, AB)). Applicants should have experience in next generation sequencing of microbial communities. Experience with denitrifier or nitrifier communities is not required; scientists with training in other soil communities i.e. bacterial and/or fungal from soil, sediment or water are welcome to apply. Knowledge of English is required. The candidate have to meet the criteria of the NSERC Visiting Fellowship in Canadian Government Laboratories Program. Please send a resume to: Dr. Claudia Goyer (claudia.goyer@agr.gc.ca), Potato Research Centre, AAFC, Fredericton, NB. Fax: (506) 460-4377. Posted: 8/22/13, revised: 3/26/14.

Nitrogenase Microbiology Genomics: Nitrogen is one of the most limiting nutrients in terrestrial ecosystems. A new joint project between the Friesen lab at Michigan State University and the Rutherford & Buck labs at Imperial College London seeks to isolate and characterize microbes with novel biological nitrogen-fixation capabilities. A talented and collaborative individual is sought to join the Friesen lab as a postdoc to contribute to this project. Desired skills include microbiology, biochemistry, and genetics/genomics. The position will be located at MSU in East Lansing, MI, with opportunities to participate in field collections and collaborative stays in London. The successful candidate will be encouraged to develop independent lines of research and will benefit from an egalitarian and highly interactive lab environment. Start date is flexible. Please send CV and ~1-page statement of research interests to Maren Friesen (mfriesen@msu.edu). I will be attending the ESA meeting next week--please drop me a line if you'd like to meet in person. Posted: 8/5/13.

Microbial Ecology/Gut Microbiome: A postdoctoral position (one year appointement with potential for renewal) in Microbial Ecology/ Gut microbiome, health and diet is available in the lab of Dr Franck Carbonero, Assistant Professor, Department of Food Science, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville. Non-exhaustive list of projects: Complementary metagenomic and microbiome analyses of samples derived from human nutrition exchange trials in Africa and the US. Cultivation of representative communities from different intestinal samples. In vitro characterization of the effect of selected dietary elements. Simultaneous microbiome and host trancriptomics analyses from biopsies sample from digestive diseases patients (Colon cancer, inflammatory bowel disease...) Required qualifications. Applicants should hold a PhD degree in gut microbiology, microbial ecology, food microbiology or molecular microbiology or related fields and have a practical background in molecular and cultivation techniques. Experience in one or more of the following areas/techniques will be of advantage: profiling of microbial communities (fingerprinting, clone library analyses, next-generation sequencing analysis), qPCR, annotation of (meta-)genomes, anaerobic microbiology, nutrition. Proficiency in spoken and written English is mandatory. To apply, please send an email (subject: PhD Gut microbiome and diet) to Dr. Franck Carbonero, carbonef@illinois.edu containing a pdf-file with a detailed CV, a motivation letter, and contact details of at least two references. Start date is flexible, as soon as possible. Posted: 9/10/13.

Microbial Ecology of Terrestrial C-N Cycling: The Hofmockel Lab at Iowa State University has 1 research associate, 2 grad student and 3 postdoctoral fellowship positions available. Research in my lab focuses on the microbial ecology of C-N cycling in terrestrial ecosystems. I'm looking for passionate scientists that will thrive in a collaborative and integrative research environment. Please see kirstenhofmockel.org for details. Posted: 10/21/13.

Microbial Soil Ecology/Ecosystem Ecology: The Climate Impacts Research Centre (Umeå University) in Abisko, north Sweden is looking for a PhD-student (4 years) and a Postdoc (2 years) to study climate, plant and microbial controls on carbon storage in permafrost soils. Large uncertainties exist about the impacts of climate change on the world’s stock of soil organic carbon, especially the large amounts stored in permafrost soils. Thawing of previously frozen ground may expose this carbon pool to microbial degradation and turn arctic soils from long-term carbon sinks into sources of greenhouse gasses. This project aims to investigate how climate warming and ecosystem processes control long-term carbon storage in thawing permafrost soils. Please find more information via the links below or contact Ellen Dorrepaal (ellen.dorrepaal@emg.umu.se). Application deadline: 9 October 2013; expected starting date: January 2014. PhD-position in Ecosystem Ecology | Postdoctoral position in Microbial Soil Ecology/Ecosystem Ecology. Posted: 9/27/13.

Microbial Ecology: A postdoctoral research position is available immediately to study relationships between microbial community composition and ecosystem carbon and nitrogen cycling in Don Zak's lab at the University of Michigan. Research will focus on the interactions between 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: Rima Upchurch (rimaup@umich.edu). Posted: 10/4/13.

Microbial Ecology: A 2-year postdoctoral position in the field of ecology/microbial ecology is available under the supervision of Dr. Romain Barnard in the group of Dr. Laurent Philippot at the INRA, Department of AgroEcology, Dijon, France (starting date winter 2013). The applicant is invited to study the link between precipitation patterns, microbial activity, soil and plant functioning using molecular microbiology and stable isotope methods. Research: Soil moisture plays a key role in mediating the effects of global change on ecosystem functioning. Increased frequency and intensity of extreme climatic events are predicted in Europe, including severe droughts and intense precipitation events. The effects of contrasting precipitation patterns will be addressed in a multidisciplinary approach combining state-of-the-art molecular microbiology techniques with stable isotopes approaches and biogeochemical methods. Key duties: To design and conduct experiments, write publications. 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, ecology or another relevant discipline. Experience in molecular biology and ecology. Demonstrated good track record of publications. Good skills in English (both written and oral). The postdoc will be located at INRA Dijon. The Centre is situated on the university campus, and offers extensive labs and facilities for microbiology and ecology. The historical city of Dijon provides a relaxed environment, 1.5 hours away from Paris by train. Please send cover letter, CV and three reference letters in one pdf file to romain.barnard@dijon.inra.fr before October 15th. Posted: 9/10/13.

Microbial Ecology/Switchgrass: The Hawkes lab, University of Texas at Austin, has positions available for a postdoctoral researcher and lab technician to participate in an NSF-funded project, where we are examining how ten switchgrass genotypes and their associated microbes respond to six rainfall treatments. The primary field site is located at the UT LadyBird Johnson Wildflower Center, approximately 20 min outside of Austin. The successful applicants would be involved primarily in belowground and microbial research in the field and related greenhouse experiments. This project is an ongoing collaborative effort, including other labs working on switchgrass genomics and physiology, providing successful candidates with many opportunities for broad interactions and training. Both positions require energetic, independent, organized, team-oriented, and highly motivated individuals with demonstrated research skills. Above all, the candidate must be personable and enthusiastic about working in a collaborative group environment. Applicants should also be prepared for field research that can be physically strenuous, including some long days outside in hot and humid conditions. Travel to field sites requires a car. Postdoctoral applicants should have a PhD in ecology, biology, or a related field, with a good publication record, excellent statistical skills, and working knowledge of plant and fungal field and molecular methods. Firsthand experience with large-scale experimental climate change research is also preferred. The successful applicant will be responsible for data collection and analysis of belowground plant and fungal measurements, maintenance of climate change experiments, and set up of greenhouse experiments. Opportunities for undergraduate mentoring will also be afforded. Lab technician applicants should have a BA/BS or MS degree in ecology, biology, or a related field, and experience with managing large-scale field experiments. Primary responsibilities will include maintenance of climate change experiments, data collection, and quality control. Candidates should have some experience using the following equipment: dataloggers, soil probes, LICOR 8100 soil flux system, gas chromatograph, and total carbon/nitrogen analyzer. Other duties will include collection and analysis of plants and soils and general lab tasks such as ordering supplies and managing undergraduates. Applicants interested in either position should send a single pdf file containing a letter of interest, CV or resume, and contact information for three professional references to Dr. Christine Hawkes at chawkes@austin.utexas.edu. Review of applications will begin July 20 and continue until the position is filled. Support is initially for one year. Start date between August 15 and September 1, 2013. Posted: 7/17/13.

Microbial/Fungal Ecology: A postdoc position is available in the Amend Lab at the Department of Botany at the University of Hawaii. The successful applicant will join a growing and dynamic group of researchers interested in microbial ecology and evolution within the unique Hawaiian archipelago. The postdoctoral associate will be responsible for carrying out a study whose goal is to determine how the mycophagous diet of a Federally endangered tree snail,Achatinella mustelina, covaries among populations and host plant species. The snail is one of several species within Achatinella comprising a spectacular adaptive radiation endemic to the island of Oahu. Additional background information is available on the Tree Snail Conservation Lab website. Primary research objectives will be to analyze and synthesize for publication, a large Illumina amplicon dataset of fungi and bacteria from 150 host plant biofilm/snail feces pairs to infer diet dynamics from throughout the snail's natural and captive range. A secondary objective will be to isolate and identify fungal species from host trees to augment captive snail breeding programs. The incumbent will work closely with fungal biologists, malocologist and with civilian US Army biologists who maintain snail conservation exclosures at field sites in the Waianae mountain range. Although both data and samples are in hand, the incumbent will have the opportunity to conduct additional fieldwork as needed. The postdoctoral researcher will be responsible for participating in the training and oversight of graduate and undergraduate students, publish manuscripts in a timely manner in peer-reviewed academic journals and work to disseminate data to conservation managers. Please see the full job announcement for additional information and application instructions. Posted: 7/17/13.

Integrative Biodiversity: We offer a one-year Postdoctoral contract associated to the sDiv working group "Unifying marine and terrestrial biodiversity at the interplay of macroecology, macrophysiology and macroevolution" (sWEEP) to be held at Synthesis Centre for Biodiversity Sciences - sDiv, a unit of the German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research (iDiv) in Leipzig (Germany) from the 21st to the 24th of October 2014. The position will involve participating in the meeting, managing data and coordinate and lead the writing of papers that will be outlined during the meeting. The postdoc will be based in the iDiv premises in Leipzig and would start preferably in October 2014. Salary and benefits are according to a public service position in Germany (TV-L 13). The successful candidate is expected to be highly motivated and have excellent programming skills and experience in managing large biodiversity databases (spatial and phylogenetic). The Postdoc is expected to have a solid publication record and be familiar with the fields of macroecology, macroevolution and macrophysiology. A strong background in GIS, advanced technical skills in R and Python, and experience with software for phylogenetic inference are preferred. Knowledge of other management systems to deal with large databases (such as e.g. MapReduce or postgreSQL) would be a plus. Review of applications will commence immediately. A decision is anticipated to be made before the 7th July 2014, but applications will be reviewed until the position is filled. To apply: email a cover letter, CV and the names of two referees to miguel.olalla@urjc.es and imorales@uevora.pt. Confirmed Participants: 1. Miguel B. Araújo 2. Piero Calosi 3. Susana Clusella-Trullas 4. Jose Alexandre Felizola Diniz-Filho 5. Bradford A. Hawkins 6. Sally A. Keith 7. Ingolf Kühn 8. Brezo Martínez 9. Ignacio Morales-Castilla 10. Miguel Ángel Olalla-Tárraga 11. Miguel Ángel Rodríguez 12. Laura Rodríguez 13. Jennifer Sunday 14. Fabricio Villalobos. Posted: 6/30/14.

Intercomparisons of Biodiversity Models: The Biodiversity and Climate Research Centre (BiK-F) has been founded by the Senckenberg Gesellschaft fuer Naturforschung, the Goethe-University Frankfurt am Main, and additional partners. It is funded by the Federal State of Hessen through its Initiative for the Development of Scientific and Economic Excellence (LOEWE). The mission of the centre is to carry out internationally outstanding research on the interactions of biodiversity and climate change at the organism level. The working group of Prof. Dr. Katrin Böhning-Gaese invites applications for a Postdoctoral Researcher on “Intercomparisons of biodiversity models” Ref. #B20b. The project contributes to the EU COST Action “Harmonizing Global Biodiversity Modelling - HarmBio”. This action aims for the harmonization of current models and datasets of terrestrial, freshwater and marine biodiversity to improve the reliability of future projections of biodiversity change. This cross-community initiative aims to accelerate the development of transparent and scientifically robust biodiversity models, through validation, calibration and inter-comparison of models and data. Your tasks: • Facilitating systematic inter-comparisons and benchmarking of biodiversity models. Model comparisons will involve comparing outputs of different models among models as well as with biodiversity data. • Facilitating the development of standards for model-model and model-data comparisons • Leading conceptual and original scientific publications as well as preparing grant proposals • Facilitating exchange and collaborations with other members of the COST Action • Organizing and leading international workshops Your profile: • PhD in ecology, biodiversity modelling, statistics, or a related field • Solid background in biodiversity modelling, advanced statistics and macroecology • Very strong publication record • Experience and interest in working within an international collaborative research group • Very good organizational and excellent written and oral communication skills. The contract shall start on July, 1st 2014 and will initially be restricted until December, 31st 2015. An extension of the contract is possible. The place of employment will be Frankfurt am Main, Germany. The employer is the Senckenberg Gesellschaft fuer Naturforschung. Please send your application before April, 27 2014 preferentially by e-mail (attachment in a single pdf document), mentioning the reference of this position (Ref. #B20b) and including a letter outlining your suitability for the post, a detailed CV, contact details of 2 references and pdfs of five publications to the Administrative Director: Herrn Dr. Johannes Heilmann, c/o Senckenberg Gesellschaft für Naturforschung Senckenberganlage 25, 60325 Frankfurt, E-Mail: recruiting@senckenberg.de. Your application should contain the information on where you found the job advertisement. For scientific enquiries please get in contact with Prof. Dr. K. Böhning-Gaese (email: katrin.boehning-gaese@senckenberg.de). Posted: 4/4/14.

Biodiversity Informatics: The University of São Paulo (Department of Botany) and The George Washington University (Computational Biology Institute) seek candidates for a postdoctoral fellowship in biodiversity informatics for up to three years. The successful candidate would split time between the two host institutions working on applications of next-gen sequencing approaches to biodiversity science through effective informatics. We seek a candidate with a PhD in bioinformatics, evolutionary biology, biodiversity science, or a related field (or anticipate a PhD by a targeted start date of September 1, 2014). The candidate should have a strong background in bioinformatics, evolutionary methodology, and project management skills. The candidate will work directly with Drs. Lúcia Lohmann (São Paulo), Amy Zanne, and Keith Crandall (Washington DC) and the bioGENESIS working group to provide an evolutionary framework for biodiversity science. Our specific project is to use next-generation DNA sequencing approaches to characterize forest and associated soil communities and their diversity across ecosystems using novel informatic approaches. Interested candidates should send their CV and letter of interest by April 22, 2014 to cbi@gwu.edu. For questions concerning this opportunity, please contact Lúcia Lohmann llohmann@usp.br, Amy Zanne azanne@gwu.edu or Keith Crandall kcrandall@gwu.edu. Posted: 3/26/14.

Ecological Informatics and GIS: We are seeking an ecoinformatics and geographic information science postdoctoral scientist to join the Vice Chancellor for Research and the Center for Conservation Biology Director at the University of California Riverside. The selected applicant will provide a leadership role for our growing spatial eco informatics facility and work with center researchers developing and implementing advanced environmental data management applications. Ongoing research in the center evaluates activities across the urban-agricultural-wildland continuum in landscapes of southern California. The center has an extensive ecological data repository and ongoing data collection activities including image, sensor, and manual measurements. We are working towards automated tools for coupling these data with process and empirical models. With this position we plan to increase research opportunities for the management, analysis, and visualization of environmental data and models. Activities will include developing data management and workflows that connect heterogeneous datasets for novel analyses. The selected applicant will also participate with proposal development for federal and state funding agencies specifically targeted towards enhanced ecological informatics and cyber infrastructure. Applicants should have training in geographic information science, ecoinformatics, computer science, or other related fields. To apply, send via e-mail, a single pdf document that includes a cover letter describing background and interests, a current CV, and contact information for three letters of reference to Darrel Jenerette (darrel.jenerette@ucr.edu). This position is open until filled and initial reviews will begin July 1. Posted: 6/6/14.

Ecoinformatics: NAL, the USDA National Agricultural Library seeks an experienced Ecoinformaticist for its Knowledge Services Division. The individual will play a leading role in shaping programs to support the informatics and data management needs of the Long Term Agro-Ecosystem Research Initiative. Key functions of the position include: establishing metadata and data format standards; developing and implementing data management plans for national datasets; enabling data interoperability through the implementation of ontologies and semantic technologies; developing, designing, and implementing spatial data management systems and a spatial data infrastructure. The position is posted on USAJobs opening on Friday, May 9 and closing on Thursday, May 22, 2014. This is a Term appointment for 13 months with the possibility of extension up to four years. NAL is located in Beltsville, Maryland. Posted: 5/9/14.

Ecoinformatics, Coastal Wetlands: Applications are invited for a two-year Postdoctoral Research Associate in Ecoinformatics (ecological analysis and synthesis) at Durham University as part of the UK NERC-funded Coastal Biodiversity and Ecosystem Service Sustainability project (CBESS). The post holder will collate ongoing and historical ecological and environmental survey records (microbiota, plants and invertebrates) from salt marsh and mudflat habitats at a variety of scales around the UK coastline. These records will then be analysed to determine the scale-dependence of relationships between biodiversity stocks and ecosystem service flows in coastal wetlands. Initial work will focus on the salt marsh-mudflat continuums around both Morecambe Bay and the Blackwater Estuary in Essex, with conclusions being tested at other UK sites in the second year of the project. Accordingly, work is likely to involve a number of short site visits to other partners in the CBESS consortium. Because the post holder will be working as part of the CBESS consortium, there will be strong opportunities for networking and mobility, particularly with consortium partners at Queen’s University Belfast (Nessa O’Connor, Mark Emmerson). The post is available from early March and candidates should be ready to start no later than Summer 2014. Requirements: Prospective candidates will have a good first degree and PhD in a relevant field (e.g. computational ecology). Ideally, candidates will have completed at least one postdoctoral position and will be able to demonstrate expertise in standard mathematical and computational ecology techniques. It is anticipated that the candidate will be in a position to apply for independent funding (Fellowships etc.) by the end of their second year, and full support will be given for such applications. For more details and applications please see the full job ad. Closing Date 9-Feb-2014. Posted: 1/9/14.

Ecoinformatics: Modeling Biological Invasions: Open at the Jules Verne University of Picardie - FRANCE (Guillaume Decocq's lab EDYSAN). A 2-yr postdoctoral position in ecoinformatics: fine-grained modeling of biological invasions. The postdoctoral position is part of a BiodivERsA project entitled “Detection of invasive plant species and assessment of their impact on ecosystem properties through remote sensing (DIARS)”. By combining two aircraft remote sensing technologies (hyperspectral imaging and light detection-and-ranging), DIARS aims at monitoring and predicting spread and risk assessment of invasive plant species at fine spatial resolution. Focusing on three different 25-km2 study sites in Southern France, Belgium and Western Germany, the postdoc will use LiDAR-derived data to assess current and future distributions of three invasive plants: one moss (Campilopus introflexus); one perennial herb (Oxalis pes-caprae); and one tree (Prunus serotina). The postdoc will also be involved in an ecoinformatics initiative designing a toolbox to facilitate the use of remote sensing data for assessing and characterizing the ecosystem impacts of invasive plants in a Free and Open Source environment. There will be ample opportunity for independent and collaborative research in related areas of ecoinformatics. Qualifications: The candidate is expected to have: - A Ph.D. in environmental sciences, computer sciences, statistics or mathematics; - Cutting-edge expertise in modeling and advanced statistical analyses; - Programming skills in Free and Open Source environments (R and GRASS); - Basic knowledge and interest in ecology; - Strong collaborative skills; - Proven abilities to publish at a high International level; - Good oral and written communication skills in English. Experience in remote sensing, species distribution modeling, plant ecology or biological invasions would also be an advantage for the position. The main supervisors are Dr. Jonathan Lenoir and Dr. Duccio Rocchini who are Associate Professor in Biostatistics and Researcher in Geographical Modeling and Spatial Ecology, respectively. The postdoc will benefit from interactions with researchers in remote sensing (Dr. Ben Somers, Dr. Feilhauer Hannes, Prof. Sebastian Schmidtlein and Prof. Gregory Asner), conservation ecology (Prof. Olivier Honnay) and biological invasions (Prof. Guillaume Decocq). Where: Ecologie et Dynamique des Systèmes Anthropisés (EDYSAN), Jules Vernes University of Picardie, Amiens, France. EDYSAN is a young, diverse, vibrant and international research community with strong collaborative interdisciplinary ties within and beyond Amiens. The postdoctoral position should ideally start January 1st 2015. For further information, please contact: Dr. Jonathan Lenoir (jonathan-lenoir@u-picardie.fr). Duration: Two years. Salary: 36k EUR/yr. Please send your CV, including a list of publication, together with a cover letter and the contact information of 3 references to Jonathan Lenoir (jonathan-lenoir@u-picardie.fr). Posted: 11/26/13.

Informatics/Complexity in Ecology: The Department of Bioscience, Aarhus University invites applications for a 2-year postdoc position at its Center for Informatics Research on Complexity in Ecology (CIRCE). For this position, CIRCE invites candidates to provide research proposals broadly within CIRCE’s general theme. Key selection criteria for the position will be the quality and innovativeness of the proposal as well as the quality of the candidate. The selected proposal will then form the basis for further joint development between the postdoc and other involved CIRCE members. CIRCE offers a highly international, cutting-edge, and collaborative research setting. CIRCE is led by center director Prof. Jens-Christian Svenning and has three other Danish core members (prof. Jens Mogens Olesen, Prof. Mads Forchhammer, prof. Erik Jeppesen) and six international associates (prof. Jordi Bascompte, staff scientist Rick Condit, prof. Luc De Meester, prof. Brian J. Enquist, prof. Robert E. Ricklefs, and prof. Richard M. Sibly). Apart from the center director, other relevant core members and international associates will also be associated with the postdoc as co-supervisors. CIRCE is located physically in the Ecoinformatics & Biodiversity Group, Dept. Bioscience, Aarhus, which will be the daily working place for the postdoc. 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. Starting date (preferred): Early to mid 2014. For more information on the position, please contact: Professor Jens-Christian Svenning phone: +45 8715 6571 e-mail: svenning@biology.au.dk. Posted: 10/8/13.

Plant Functional Traits/Conservation Ecology: We anticipate having a post-doctoral position in early 2014 to be funded through the United States Army Corps of Engineers Research and Development Center, Construction Engineering Research Laboratory (ERDC-CERL) and coordinated through a university research partner. The project will focus on (1) assessing the impacts of possible ESA listings of over 757 species that may occur on military installations over the next five years and (2) categorizing and assessing relatively unknown, rare plant species based on a functional traits-based approach that leverages functional trait information from common, more well-known plant species. The expected products are multiple manuscripts assessing the national scale impacts of the potential listings on military installations and the feasibility of using a functional-based approach to evaluating conservation strategies for threatened and endangered plant species. We are seeking an ecologist that has experience collecting functional trait data (e.g. specific leaf area, seed mass, phenology, N:P ratios), excellent data management skills, experience using R and/or Matlab, and experience analyzing ecological data, including multivariate techniques. In addition, GIS database development, management and analytical skills are critical. The position will require travel for the collection of plant functional trait data across the southeastern United States. In order to qualify, the candidate must have received their Ph.D. before starting their tenure. The position is available for one year and renewable for up to three years. The first -year stipend is approximately $40k annually. Interested candidates should send a current CV, as well as a written statement of past research accomplishments qualifications for current position. Also attach the physical and e-mail addresses of three references to Wade Wall (wade.a.wall@usace.army.mil), US Army ERDC-CERL, P.O. Box 9005, Champaign, IL 61826-9005. 1-800-872-2375 ext. 7320. Posted: 10/23/13.

Community Ecology/Ecophylogenetics/Climate Science: I am looking for a postdoc to start in my lab soon (spring or summer, but feel free to email if you might be interested in fall/winter). Also, I'll be advertising for a lab technician very soon as well (keep an eye out here and at the Harvard positions page for that). And I'll be accepting graduate students in Fall 2015 (applications due this fall) - Lizzie. A postdoctoral position is available within the Department of Organismic & Evolutionary Biology at Wolkovich lab located at the Arnold Arboretum, Harvard University for a bright, talented, creative researcher. The lab covers a broad range of projects (e.g., statistical and process-based phenological models, coexistence models, models of local adaptation versus plasticity in plant traits) and methods (e.g., statistical and simulation models, field, growth chamber and greenhouse studies of plant phenology, meta-analysis). The ideal researcher will be both able to support projects in the lab and develop his/her own project within or related to these. The lab is based at Arnold Arboretum (in Jamaica Plain) and applicants must be able to spend most days there, while also visiting the main campus in Cambridge from time to time. This position will renewable up to 2 years, contingent upon funding and satisfactory progress. A successful applicant must have: • Ph.D. in community ecology, ecophylogenetics, climate science or related fields • Must be adept in R (Matlab or similar skills), and be proficient in LaTeX and git applications (or willing to learn quickly) • Strong quantitative skills, excellent writing and a record of mentoring undergraduate students and being an overall good community member • Field experience is expected, please detail field and lab experiences in cover letter • Modeling experience a plus. To be considered for the postdoctoral position, please submit the following materials through http://academicpositions.harvard.edu/postings/5422. Application review will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. 1. Cover letter. 2. Curriculum vitae. 3. Brief Description of research interests. (Maximum of two pages.) 4. Submit two examples of published papers 5. Names and contact information of 3 references. Address questions about the application/nomination process to Prof. Elizabeth Wolkovich (wolkovich@fas.harvard.edu). Posted: 3/7/14.

Plant Community Assembly and Global Change: Ellen Damschen’s plant ecology lab at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, has a new opening for a Postdoctoral Researcher in Plant Community Assembly and Global Change. This postdoctoral position will focus on how the interaction between climate change and fire regime affects the diversity and assembly of prairie and oak savanna plant communities in Wisconsin using a long-term dataset and functional traits. This project will establish baseline data for future experimental studies and a related undergraduate education research project. Successful candidates will hold a Ph.D. degree in ecology or a related discipline. Candidates must have previous experience in plant community ecology; strong organizational, analytical, and writing skills; and the ability to quickly learn the flora of the study region. Candidates possessing background in one or more of the following areas – community assembly, plant functional traits, environmental gradients, habitat fragmentation, or climate change – will be especially favorably received. Experience working with large datasets and related software (e.g., R, SAS, Access, GIS) is also desirable. Two years of funding are available for this position, with the second year contingent on satisfactory progress. The start date is flexible, but ideally the candidate would begin in May or June 2014. Review of applicants will begin on April 15, 2014 and continue until the position is filled. Applications should consist of: 1) a <2 page cover letter describing research interests, past research experiences, and ideas for research within the context of this position; 2) a CV; 3) dates of possible availability; and 4) contact information (email addresses and phone numbers) for three references. Applications and questions should be sent to Ellen Damschen at damschen@wisc.edu. Posted: 4/9/14.

Plant Population and Community Ecology: A two year postdoctoral position in ecology is available in the research group of Jonathan Levine at ETH Zurich, with a flexible 2014 start date. In collaboration with Levine, the successful candidate will develop a project combining empirical and theoretical approaches to explore questions in plant population and community ecology. The research focus is flexible and those with plant, non-plant, or theoretical backgrounds are encouraged to apply. Research in the Levine group focuses on 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 projects explore 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 postdoc 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 three 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. Your application includes a research statement including one to two paragraphs describing the type of projects of interest, a curriculum vitae, and the contact information for three references. Application review will begin January 13, 2014, and continue until the position is filled. submit your application online. Posted: 12/13/13.

Plant Community Ecologist: Full-time, term, professional researcher position on a state (MO) funded project leading the plant community ecology portion of a multiple-discipline project developing Ecological Site Descriptions for all terrestrial ecological communities in Missouri. Qualifications: A M.S. or B.S. with equivalent experience in Ecology, Botany, Forestry, or a closely related field is required. Applicants must exhibit a strong background in field identification of herbaceous and woody species, have a sound understanding of the relationship between soil and site edaphic factors on the development of ecological communities and have proven experience as team member/project leader. Exceptional written and oral communication skills are critical and education and/or experience in Missouri plants and soils are preferred. Must have and maintain a valid driver's license. The position duties include integrating input from individuals from several state and federal agencies across a variety of specialties into a structured classification system. Testing preliminary ecological classifications. Supervision of a 4-person crew in the collection of field data to confirm ecological relationships and describe communities. Develop detailed work-plans, and then conduct the duties in the work-plans with little direct supervision. Work and communicate with a wide variety of individuals. Collaboration with ecologists, soil scientists, and managers from Missouri Department of Conservation, Natural Resource Conservation Service, Missouri Department of Natural Resources, US Forest Service, and University of Missouri. Preparation of reports to funding agencies. Research will be a Southern Illinois University employee based out of Columbia, MO. Application Deadline: March 7, 2014, or until filled. Interested applicants must submit a letter of interest, resume, unofficial transcripts (official required prior to hire), and the names and contact information of three references to: Dr. Eric Holzmueller, Department of Forestry, 1205 Lincoln Drive, MC 4411, Southern Illinois University Carbondale, Carbondale, IL 62901. Phone: (618) 453-3708, Email: eholzmue@siu.edu. Electronic Submissions are Not Accepted. Posted: 2/24/14.

Plant Community Ecology: Applications are invited for a postdoc in plant community ecology in the newly established group of Eric Allan (Assistant Professor in Biodiversity, Ecosystem Services and Sustainability), Institute of Plant Sciences, University of Bern. I am seeking highly motivated applicants interested in fundamental questions in plant functional ecology, community assembly and coexistence. The specific research topic is flexible and the successful applicant will be free to develop a research plan that compliments my ongoing interests. My research focuses on the following areas: identifying the drivers of diversity in plant communities, the role of herbivores and natural enemies in promoting plant coexistence and the influence of biodiversity on ecosystem functioning. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to work on synthesis analysis of datasets from large biodiversity experiments and to initiate new experiments. Applicants should have a PhD in ecology, or related discipline, strong analytical skills, including familiarity with a range of statistical techniques and the use of R. A background in plant community ecology is desired. The position will be based at the Plant Sciences Institute, with links to the Centre for Development and Environment in Bern. Both establishments offer stimulating, international research environments and excellent facilities. Bern is also a beautiful city with a high quality of life. The postdoc is initially for two years, with the possibility of extension. Please send your application by email (as a single PDF by email) to eric.allan@ips.unibe.ch. Applications should include a CV, names and addresses of two references, a one page description of your research interests and a list of publications. Applications will be reviewed from 1st September until the position is filled. Posted: 8/12/13.

Plant Community Ecology: One postdoctoral position is available in the Kraft lab in the Department of Biology at the University of Maryland in College Park. The lab seeks applicants interested in plant functional ecology, community assembly and coexistence. While the specific research topic is flexible, the successful applicant will develop a research plan that compliments ongoing interests in the lab, including the interplay between functional diversity and community assembly, tropical forest diversity and neighborhood dynamics, and plant biogeography. Opportunities exist to develop projects focused on experimental annual plant systems, long-term forest observational data, and/or large-scale biogeographic datasets. Qualifications: Applicants must complete a PhD in ecology or a related field prior to appointment. Candidates should bring strong quantitative skills as well as excellent written and verbal communications skills. A strong background in plant community ecology, a working facility in coding with R or other languages, and experience working in open, collaborative research environments are desired. The position offers competitive salary and benefits commensurate with experience, as well as a range of mentoring and professional development opportunities and access to campus postdoctoral associations. The University is located in the Washington DC metro area, and therefore offers ample opportunity for interaction with scientists at the Smithsonian, SESYNC, and a number of area research universities. The start date is flexible, though ideally the position would begin before January 2014. A contract will be offered for 1 year with an extension to a second year (or possibly longer) given satisfactory performance. To apply: Candidates should combine a CV, a 1-2 page statement of past accomplishments and future research interests, and the names and contact information for three references into a single pdf file and email them to Nathan Kraft nkraft@umd.edu. Review of applications will begin immediately, and to guarantee full consideration please apply before Sept 1. Posted: 7/17/13.

Benthic Algal Community Ecology: Desired start date: Summer/Fall 2014. Duration: 1 year, renewable. Salary: $45k/year plus benefits. Location: Florida International University (FIU), Miami, FL (Gaiser lab & Southeast Environmental Research Center). We seek a talented and enthusiastic postdoctoral researcher to work with a team of researchers studying the mechanisms of community change in the Everglades. This expansive ecosystem encompasses a matrix of communities arrayed along environmental gradients driven by water flow and quality that respond to climate variability and water management decisions. Landscape-scale hydrologic restoration on a backdrop of climate change provides a novel experimental medium for understanding the mechanisms and trajectories of community change. Many Everglades habitats are functionally engineered by substantial mat-forming benthic microbial communities, so determining factors driving the structural organization of benthic mats is necessary to understand larger-scale ecosystem patterns and transformations. This research is enabled by the intersection of large-scale surveys, including 10+ years of carefully designed system-wide assessments, and long-term observational and experimental research of the Florida Coastal Everglades Long Term Ecological Research (FCE LTER) program at FIU. The postdoc will be based in the Gaiser lab at FIU, and will work with other faculty at the Southeast Environmental Research Center (SERC) and the FCE LTER. The primary role of the postdoc will be to conduct sophisticated community data analyses and prepare manuscripts for publication using multiple long-term and expansive spatial datasets. Datasets include hydrological, water quality and climatic parameters, and diatom and soft algal species abundances, and can be interpreted in the context of corresponding ecological data from research partners. The postdoc will also have the opportunity to collaborate in related mechanistic experimental studies in the Gaiser laboratory and on other projects in SERC and the FCE LTER program. Requirements: A PhD in an ecologically-related discipline is required. Excellent quantitative skills and a strong background in algal community ecology are needed for this position. Experience with analysis of large datasets in a theoretically-motivated meta-community context is preferred. Applicants must have a demonstrated record of publication in this field in peer-reviewed journals, and a proven ability to interface well with collaborators and students. To apply: Please send a single PDF containing (1) a cover letter describing your fit for this position (particularly describing your quantitative skills, past accomplishments & career goals), (2) a CV including a list of 3 references, and (3) representative publications to Dr. Evelyn Gaiser, gaisere@fiu.edu. Please use the subject matter: Everglades postdoc + your last name in your email. Review of applications will begin July 1st. Please expect a contact only if selected for an interview. Evelyn Gaiser, Ph.D., Professor, Lead Principal Investigator, Florida Coastal Everglades LTER, Department of Biological Sciences, Southeast Environmental Research Center, Florida International University, 11200 SW 8th Street, ECS 337, Miami, FL 33199. (305) 348-6145, gaisere@fiu.edu. Posted: 6/6/14.

Algal Biofuels: A postdoctoral fellowship is available for a highly qualified individual to join the Cardinale lab at the University of Michigan to work on a new NSF Emerging Frontiers in Research and Innovation grant that examines how algal biodiversity influences the efficiency and sustainability of algal biofuel production. The goal is to develop multi-species photosynthetic systems that express the complementary genes, metabolic pathways, and biological traits needed to increase the efficiency, yield, and stability of biofuel yields relative to current monoculture systems. The project includes field and laboratory experiments, as well as life-cycle analyses to assess the ecological footprint and commercial viability of multi-species biorefineries. Collaborators include Dr.'s Phil Savage – a chemical engineer at the University of Michigan, Nina Lin - a microfluidics expert at the University of Michigan, and Todd Oakley – a phylogeneticist at the University of California-Santa Barbara, The ideal applicant would have expertise in ecological genomics, algal ecology, biofuel synthesis, or biodiversity and ecosystem services. The successful applicant will lead at least one of the proposed experiments, and will be expected to develop their own research program to compliment the broader goals of the project. Applicants must have an excellent record of publication, strong experimental and quantitative skills, and be comfortable leading a team of undergraduate researchers. Prior experience working with freshwater algae is desirable. The initial appointment is for one year, and continuation of funding is available for a second year provided satisfactory progress on research goals. To apply, email a cover letter stating your research accomplishments and interests, a curriculum vitae, two representative publications, and the names and contact information for three references to: Bradley J. Cardinale, PhD (bradcard@umich.edu). Posted: 9/10/13.

Stream Food Web Ecology: A postdoctoral position is available in the Novak lab in the Department of Integrative Biology (formerly Zoology) at Oregon State University. The focus of the research is specific to a recently funded project examining the predator-prey interactions of freshwater fishes inhabiting Oregon’s streams. The project will develop and apply a new class of observational methods for estimating the strength of predator-prey interactions to assess the propensity of generalist versus specialist consumers to elicit cyclic population dynamics. The ideal candidate will have a strong quantitative background, possess demonstrable writing and programming skills, and be motivated by the desire to bridge between theory and data. A Ph.D. in ecology or related field obtained prior to the start date will be required. Preference will be given to candidates with prior stream ecology experience. The start date is flexible. The initial appointment will be made for one year with renewal for a second year dependent on progress and mutual agreement. The postdoc will be expected to play an integral role in the lab’s activities, facilitating and contributing to both research and outreach activities. Applicants should send an email to mark.novak@science.oregonstate.edu, indicating their position of interest in the subject line. Please attach a single pdf document that includes a cover letter, a research statement describing your interests and skills, a detailed curriculum vitae, and the names and full contact information for three references. Please use the cover letter to specify potential start dates. Applicant review will begin immediately. Posted: 1/24/14.

Freshwater Ecology: We are seeking a postdoctoral associate for collaboration in freshwater research, with a general emphasis on highly quantitative approaches to understanding lake ecology, but with specific topics to be defined primarily by the successful candidate. A few areas of current interest include time series analysis of multivariate long-term data and under-ice ecology; some emerging areas of interest include coupling remote sensing and in situ sensor data with long-term monitoring or experimental data. However, we are open to considering many areas of inquiry for the postdoctoral researcher’s work. A Ph.D. (A.B.D. candidates will be considered) and a record of peer-reviewed publication in an aquatic science field are required. Strong commitment to collaborative work is necessary, and experience working in large research collaborations is desired. Experience with programming in R is ideal, but those without this experience should feel free to contact us to determine their fit to this position. The postdoc will be based at Washington State University working directly with Dr. Stephanie Hampton. While there is flexibility in start date, we anticipate that the postdoc will be in residence at WSU-Pullman by June 2014, with the yearly appointment renewable up to three years. Please direct inquiries to s.hampton@wsu.edu. A complete application will include a Statement of Interest (1-page maximum) that outlines some of the areas of potential research, and a C.V. with the names and contact information for 3 professional references. It should be sent by email to s.hampton@wsu.edu with the Subject Header "Freshwater Postdoc". Posted: 3/12/14.

Freshwater Macroecology: The Freshwater Ecology and Conservation Lab at the University of Washington seeks a highly motivated postdoctoral researcher. Applicants will develop a collaborative research project with the Principal Investigator that falls broadly within in the area large-scale freshwater ecology and conservation (aka macroecology or conservation biogeography), and can be tailored to the interests of the successful applicant. Examples of potential research areas include traits-based ecology, trophic organization and food webs, modeling species distributions, forecasting the effects of environmental changes on invasive species and biodiversity, species rarity, conservation planning and (dis)assembly rules. The applicant will have excellent opportunities to work with existing species, trait and environmental databases that span a hierarchy of spatial scales from streams to watersheds to continents to the world. The successful applicant will be advised by Dr. Julian Olden at UW, and may work closely with collaborators in other countries. The position will be funded initially for one year, with one or more years of additional funding available, contingent upon performance. Additional funds will be available to support collaborative research endeavors. The Freshwater Ecology and Conservation Lab contains an extremely cohesive mix of graduate students, post-docs and staff. Quite simply: we play hard and work even harder … and are looking for the same in the applicant. Qualifications: PhD in ecology, zoology, biogeography or related field. Priority will be given to applicants that exhibit strong quantitative modeling and communication skills, proven expertise with GIS and database management, demonstrated excellence in the publication of peer-reviewed papers, and a proven record of working both independently and in a team. The position will be located within the School of Aquatic and Fishery Science (SAFS). Start date: Spring or Summer 2014. Interested candidates should submit (1) a brief 2-page description of research interests, research project idea, and future career goals, (2) curriculum vitae, (3) most influential publications (PDF), and contact information for at least three references to: Dr. Julian Olden, School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences, University of Washington at olden@uw.edu. Posted: 9/27/13.

Freshwater Biodiversity: A postdoctoral fellowship is available for a highly qualified individual to join the Cardinale lab at the University of Michigan to work on an NSF-funded DIMENSIONS of Biodiversity grant that examines how the evolution of genetic diversity among freshwater algae influences the productivity of North American lakes. The goals of this project are to (1) identify the genetic correlates of niche and fitness differences that control species coexistence, and (2) determine how niche and fitness differences interact to control the efficiency and productivity of lake algal communities. The project combines field and laboratory experiments with natural surveys. Collaborators include Dr.’s Todd Oakley – a phylogeneticist at the University of California-Santa Barbara, and Charles Delwiche – an algal genomicist at the University of Maryland. Applicants with expertise related to either goal of the project will be considered. Those with expertise in ecological genomics, ecological models of species coexistence, or biodiversity and ecosystem functioning are especially encouraged to apply. Applicants must have an excellent record of publication and strong quantitative skills. Prior experience working in freshwater ecosystems is desirable. The initial appointment is for one year, and continuation of funding is available for a second year provided satisfactory progress. Applications are due November 15th. To apply, email a cover letter stating your research accomplishments and interests, a curriculum vitae, two representative publications, and the names and contact information for three references to: Bradley Cardinale, PhD (bradcard@umich.edu). Posted: 9/10/13, revised: 10/22/13.

Wetlands Ecology: The School of Public and Environmental Affairs (SPEA) at Indiana University seeks to appoint an Assistant Scientist on the Bloomington campus. This is a non-tenure track, full-time faculty position with up to a two-year commitment and primary obligations in the area of research of basic and applied wetland science. The successful applicant will be based at IU Bloomington and assume primary responsibility for managing the daily operations of the Wetlands Laboratory. In the Wetlands Lab, the successful applicant will oversee instrument maintenance, lab safety and hygiene, and mentor BS and MS students. The successful applicant will also be responsible for managing the Seawater Additions Long Term Experiment (SALTEx), a large-scale saltwater intrusion manipulation in a tidal freshwater marsh in coastal Georgia. The experiment is part of the NSF-funded Georgia Coastal Ecosystems LTER (GCE LTER) based on Sapelo Island, Georgia. The position will require travel to coastal Georgia multiple times per year. The successful applicant will spend 2-3 months total per year at the field site working with GCE LTER researchers and staff. As the primary contact point for the SALTEx project, the successful applicant will organize and coordinate project operations, permitting, field sampling, information management, and project communications between IU, GCE LTER personnel, and multiple PIs/graduate students from institutions around the country. Opportunities also exist for professional development, including grant writing and teaching. Experience in wetland biogeochemistry, including the collection and analyses of water, soils, vegetation and greenhouse gases (N2O, CH4, CO2) is required. Candidates with field and lab experience investigating the effects of saltwater intrusion on tidal freshwater wetlands are preferred. Additional expertise in biogeochemical methodology, microbial ecology, or other complementary field is desirable. Experience operating, maintaining, and repairing analytical instruments used in soil and water analysis, such as elemental analyzers, gas chromatographs, flow-flow injection analyzers, and total organic carbon analyzers is desirable. Excellent organizational, writing, and speaking skills are needed for this position. The minimum required degree and ideal candidate will have a Ph.D in wetlands ecology or similar discipline (e.g. ecology, soil science, environmental science) along with several years of post-doctoral research experience and a history of high quality publications. SPEA is a multidisciplinary, university-wide division of Indiana University and is organized as a professional school committed to excellence in research, teaching, and service and to addressing critical issues in environmental science and public affairs. The graduate program consistently ranks among the best in the country. Review of applications will begin April 1, 2014 and continue until the position is filled. Please submit a letter of application, current vita, supporting documentation of outstanding instructional abilities, complete contact information, and three letters of recommendation electronically to http://indiana.peopleadmin.com. Inquiries or questions regarding this position can be sent to: Dr. David Reingold, Executive Associate Dean for Bloomington, SPEA, Room 300, 1315 E. Tenth Street, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN, 47405-1701. Posted: 3/5/14.

Wetland Ecologist: Salary Range $64-89k per year plus benefits. Full Time - Grant Funded. This position has a term of one year with a strong possibility of extension. The University of Alberta (Department of Biological Sciences) and the Alberta Biodiversity Monitoring Institute (ABMI) have developed a research partnership. This long-term initiative will make Alberta a world-leader in the field of biodiversity monitoring and research. The Wetland Ecologist works in ABMI's Science Centre and is responsible for analyzing data to support environmental management throughout Alberta. Duties: Responsible for analysis of biodiversity data collected by ABMI at wetlands to estimate the occurrence and abundance of numerous plant and invertebrate species, including trends over time. While traditional statistical analyses are relevant, the Institute's large and complex biodiversity dataset requires the development and use of new approaches Responsible for analysis of relationships between species occurrence/abundance and human development Produces papers in the scientific literature about the analysis of biodiversity data; Collaboration with academics and other members of the science community is expected Supports the creation and dissemination of reports and other information products led by the ABMI Information Centre Integrates ABMI data with information from other sources such as government and industry monitoring data to complete the above tasks Understands and addresses issues related to sampling design, statistical distributions and software to undertake all of the above analyses Organizes species, vegetation and habitat data for analyses Evaluates multiple options for solving the challenges, and presenting results and recommendations to other ABMI staff, collaborators, and the broader scientific community Develops and reports quality control procedures for ABMI data, analyses and modeling Works with government and industry technical representatives to explore the application of ABMI data and data products to planning, policy development, and environmental resource management Qualifications: The ideal candidate will have a MSc (PhD preferred) in wetland ecology or related discipline; equivalent combinations of education and experience will be considered 3 or more years working in the field of resource management Excellent interpersonal and communication skills Strong analytical ability Basic Geographic Information System (GIS) ability Experience modeling wetland species response human disturbances Experience working in Alberta wetland ecosystems and with a broad diversity of wetland taxa Research experience in wetland community ecology Experience working in multidisciplinary teams. Apply Online: Competition No. S106122271. Closes: Feb 18, 2014 (midnight MST). Posted: 1/22/14.

Biodiversity and Climate Variability: A postdoctoral position is available in the Department of Biological Science at the University of Tulsa. The position is part of the highly integrative NSF EPSCoR project on the socio-economic impacts of climate variability in Oklahoma. This project includes Biologists, Ecologists, Climatologists, Hydrologists, Sociologists, and Economists from the University of Tulsa, University of Oklahoma, Oklahoma State University, and the Nobel Foundation. The Department of Biological Science at the University of Tulsa is serving as the biodiversity contingent of the project. The postdoc will primarily be responsible for working on Oklahoma biodiversity/climate related research projects with faculty at the University of Tulsa and collaborators. The postdoc will also teach a one semester (per year) graduate/undergraduate GIS based course on ecological modeling. The postdoc will have access to training and interactions with researchers at the world class South Central Climate Science Center in Norman, Oklahoma. This position has potential for high research productivity, and acquiring teaching experience and specialized training. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Biology or a related discipline prior to the start of the appointment (June 2014). The position requires significant experience with Geographic Information Systems (GIS); particularly with relevance to problems of biodiversity, conservation, ecology, and evolution. The University of Tulsa is a private institution with ~4,500 students (3/4 undergraduate and 1/4 graduate students). Faculty and graduate students in our department study biodiversity of algae, bacteria, fungi, amphibians, fishes, mammals, insects, and viruses. To apply, please send a letter of Intent, CV, and contact information for three references to: Ron Bonett (ron-bonett@utulsa.edu), by February 15th 2014. The position can start on or after June 1st 2014. Posted: 1/22/14.

Biodiversity: As a part of our NSERC CREATE training program in biodiversity research, we seek applicants for a 2-year postdoctoral fellowship in the University of British Columbia Biodiversity Research Centre. The Centre is 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 2014. 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). Closing date for application, 13 January 2014. Posted: 11/20/13.

Biodiversity: A postdoctoral fellow position is available in the lab of Lin Jiang at the School of Biology, Georgia Institute of Technology. The successful candidate will be involved in a NSF-funded Dimensions of Biodiversity project investigating multiple dimensions of biodiversity (species, functional, phylogenetic, and genetic) of plant and insect assemblages on the Thousand-Island-Lake islands in China. He/she will collaborate with an international research team (the project is jointly funded by the National Science Foundation of China) in activities including island surveys, field experimentation, and genetic and functional data collection and analyses. Applicants interested in these aspects of work in forest settings will be considered. Those with expertise in next-generation sequencing analysis, phylogenetic community ecology, and/or biodiversity and ecosystem functioning are especially encouraged to apply. The initial appointment will be for one year, but can be extended to multiple years pending satisfactory performance. The successful candidate will also have opportunities to develop independent lines of research. To apply, please email one pdf file containing the cover letter, CV, and the names and contact information of three references to Lin Jiang (lin.jiang@biology.gatech.edu). Review of applications will begin Nov 15 and continue until the position is filled. Start date can be as early as Jan 1 2004, but flexible otherwise. Posted: 10/3/13.

Biodiversity: NatureServe, an international nonprofit conservation organization, in collaboration with Stony Brook University, is seeking a Biodiversity Postdoctoral Associate to join its team of scientists. The Biodiversity Postdoc will collaborate with a multi-institutional team on a project titled: "Integrating genetic, taxonomic, and functional diversity of tetrapods across the Americas and through extinction risk." The project will examine the ecological and evolutionary factors that influence the relationships among the three dimensions of biodiversity (trait, taxonomic and phylogenetic), and use extinction risk data to predict impending changes in these relationships. The postdoc will guide development of research questions, perform analyses of tetrapod distribution and trait data using R, model distributions in GIS, and write manuscripts. A Ph.D. is required for the position. The ideal candidate will have a strong theoretical and analytical background in biodiversity science with a proven track record of senior-authored publications, proficiency at biodiversity data analysis, strong R skills, and experience with GIS/RS and spatial analyses. The successful candidate will be an employee of NatureServe (located in Arlington, Virginia) but based full time in the Department of Ecology and Evolution at Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY (under the guidance of Dr. Catherine Graham). NatureServe offers a competitive nonprofit benefits package that includes a 401(k) savings and retirement plan with matching contributions; health and dental insurance; short and long-term disability; annual and sick leave; and life insurance. Applicants must have permission to work in the United States. Review of applications will begin Tuesday, 2 September 2013, and the starting date for the one-year (with possibility of renewal for 2 additional years contingent upon performance) position is as soon as the successful applicant is able to join the team. Please click on this link for detailed information about this job, the organization, and how to apply. Posted: 8/21/13.

Movement Ecology: The Institute for Ecology, Evolution and Diversity at the Goethe University Frankfurt (Germany) is inviting applications for a Postdoctoral position in Movement Ecology (E13 TV-G-U) at the Biodiversity and Climate Research Centre, Frankfurt (BiK-F). The Bik-F provides a new, dynamic research environment that integrates a variety of disciplines from both natural and social sciences. This advertisement is for a 3-year postdoctoral position in the working group of Thomas Mueller. The researcher will participate in existing projects and develop own research efforts on understanding animal movements from relocation data. Projects focus on disentangling the underlying navigational mechanisms of animal movement, linking movement behaviors to ecosystem functioning, and identifying conservation challenges related to animal movement. The position is funded by the Robert Bosch Foundation and research will be conducted in close collaboration with the working groups of Katrin Böhning-Gaese (also BiK-F) and Bill Fagan (University of Maryland). The candidate should have expertise in statistical analysis and modeling of animal relocation data. In addition, good computational skills with knowledge in various programming languages, especially R, are required. Experience in using remote sensing data for habitat and species distribution models as well as in geo-spatial analyses are desirable. The successful candidate will have a PhD, likely in quantitative ecology or a related field and a strong publication record. Prior postdoctoral experience is beneficial, but not required. To apply for the position, please email a statement of research goals, CV, and the names and email addresses of three references in a single .pdf file to: thomas.mueller@senckenberg.de; Review of applications will begin 4 June 2014. Posted: 5/8/14.

Spatial & Movement Ecology: Bill Fagan’s ecology lab at the University of Maryland in College Park, MD, has a new opening for a Postdoctoral Researcher in Spatial & Movement Ecology. This dynamic lab group, which currently includes two research assistant scientists, three postdocs, four graduate students, and numerous undergraduates, is pursuing a wide variety of research efforts across empirical and theoretical applications in spatial ecology drawing upon GIS, mathematical modeling, and statistical analyses. This advertisement is for a postdoctoral position in an NSF-funded project focusing on the analysis of animal movements with a particular focus on bridging the gap between individual movements and population patterns. The candidate should have expertise in the statistical analysis of animal relocation data. 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. Experience in approaching animal movement data from perspectives of multivariate stochastic processes, hierarchical spatial models, and/or time series analyses would be particularly helpful. The successful candidate will have a PhD, likely in quantitative ecology, geography, or a related field. 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 November 2013. Review of applications will begin 1 October 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: 9/10/13.

Spatial modeling of Greater Sage-grouse demographic processes: Postdoctoral Research Position, University of Nevada Reno. Successful candidates will develop spatial models linking demographic processes to spatial vegetation data to inform prioritizing management of specific habitats for sage-grouse conservation on private and public lands. Modeling will be based on analyses linking all major demographic rates of sage-grouse to key habitats and their spatial arrangements, based on a decade-long study of sage-grouse in central Nevada (e.g., Blomberg et al. 2012, 2013), and other similar studies providing similar detail. The goal will be to develop spatial models of population dynamics that predict habitats that are most limiting to local sage-grouse populations, which can be adapted to new areas to improve the effectiveness of mitigation and conservation efforts. This work will be in collaboration with The Nature Conservancy who will be developing 5-m resolution maps of potential vegetation types and their vegetation classes, and spatial state-and-transition simulation models to which demographic models will be applied. Candidates must have strong spatial modeling skills and good inter-personal skills needed to interact with private industry and agency experts. Experience with demographic analyses, population modeling, and R programming preferred. Position is for one year with potential for extension to two years. Position to begin January 13, 2014. Please send applications (CV, statement of interest and three references) to Jim Sedinger (JSedinger@cabnr.unr.edu) by November 1, 2013. Posted: 10/3/13.

Spatial Analyst, Fire Refugia: We are looking for an experienced spatial analyst for the project titled Identification of fire refugia in Rocky Mountain ecosystems of the U.S. and Canada: Development and application of the refugium concept for biodiversity conservation over large spatial and temporal scales. The successful applicant will be involved with a multi-partner research initiative funded through the Great Northern Landscape Conservation Cooperative. The position’s main tasks are: 1. Acquire and manipulate existing satellite imagery (Landsat) to process severity metrics (e.g., differenced normalized burn ratio) 2. Identify, acquire, and/or derive other spatial data required for the project's sampling design and analysis. This includes the development of metrics to quantify large-scale environmental gradients (e.g., climate, land cover, land use). 3. Ensure proper database management, which will follow the protocols required by the funding agency (e.g., use of their data portal, development of metadata, archiving) 4. Participate in the preparation and dissemination of project deliverables (e.g., presentations, reports, articles) Additional skills: competency in statistical analyses and web-design would also be beneficial for the position, but are not required. Although the employer is Dr. Meg Krawchuk at Simon Fraser University, the successful candidate will be stationed at the Canadian Forest Service, Northern Forestry Centre, in Edmonton, Alberta and will work closely with Dr. Marc-André Parisien. Location: Edmonton, Alberta, Canada (some flexibility) Start date: September 3, 2013 (some flexibility) Duration: 12 months (with possibility of extension) Salary: approximately $46k CAN per annum (minimum). Note: we have seed funding for this project but anticipate further growth. Please email or send curriculum vitae, letter or interest, and contact information for two references before August 1st, 2013 to: Dr. Meg Krawchuk, Landscape and Conservation Science Research Group, Department of Geography, Simon Fraser University, British Columbia, Canada. meg_krawchuk@sfu.ca, Phone: 778.782.9349. Posted: 7/17/13.

Spatial Ecology and Modeling Coupled Human-Natural Systems: Innovative and highly motivated candidates with strong track records of research productivity are invited to apply for two Postdoctoral Scientist positions at North Carolina State University. Each position will involve interdisciplinary research that integrates spatial, social, and ecological sciences, with a focus on one of two areas: (1) Modeling dynamic interactions between forest disease spread, wildfire, and land management to understand how interacting disturbances mediate trajectories of environmental change, such as impacts to forest biodiversity and/or carbon dynamics. (2) Developing geospatial solutions to sustainability challenges, with a focus on modeling feedbacks between land-use change and the provision of ecosystem services in rapidly urbanizing regions of the U.S. This is an exciting opportunity to join a rapidly growing spatial ecology and modeling group at North Carolina State University. Selected candidates will have a unique opportunity to develop data-driven models using extensive datasets already collected, participate in ongoing data collection, and design new studies. For the first position, preferred applicants will have a background in landscape ecology and invasion/disease ecology. For the second position, applicants are preferred who have an interdisciplinary background with experience integrating analytical approaches from the ecological, social, and geospatial sciences. Successful applicants for both positions will have experience in spatial-temporal modeling with strong computer programming skills (e.g. C++, R, and/or Python). Target start date is June 2014 and each position would be funded for at least 2 years. Interested applicants should send the following as a single pdf: complete CV, contact information for 3 references, and a brief (< 3 pages) statement of research interests and ideas related specifically to these positions. Applications will be evaluated based on past research productivity, alignment of applicant experiences with the goals of the Meentemeyer lab group, and the individual’s potential to grow as a productive, independent investigator. Submit applications to Dr. Ross Meentemeyer (rkmeente@ncsu.edu), Department of Forestry and Environmental Resources. Please indicate which position is your main interest. For full consideration, applications should be received by January 31, 2014. Posted: 12/5/13.

Spatial Ecology and Modeling of Coastal Terrestrial Plant Biodiversity: A post-doc position is available in the Mediterranean Institute for Biodiversity and Ecology (IMBE) a joint CNRS and University institute with 220 permanent researchers in the field of terrestrial and marine ecology. The position will last two years and is based in IMBE, directed by Thierry Tatoni and Wolfgang Cramer, this program is directed by Agathe Leriche, Cécile Albert and Arne Saatkamp, in Marseille, France -a region noted for its access to outdoor activities. We target to start this post-doc in February 2014. The post-doc will be part of a larger European neighborhood partnership project (ENPI) with research groups from Rome and Cagliari (Italy), Alexandria (Egypt), Beirut (Lebanon) and Sfax (Tunisia) on vulnerability of coastal ecosystems. This post-doc will deal with existing GIS and floristic databases and the candidate will interact with researchers in our lab working on a broad range of projects in climate/global change impacts, macroecological patterns, phylogeography, functional ecology, landscape ecology and conservation biology. The project aims to model the impacts of fragmentation (spatial organization), habitat degradation (land use change) on plant biodiversity of coastal ecosystems. In this project we aim to fit to data, plant distribution models (accounting for spatial explicit migration, neutral (stochastic) processes and community assembly rules) in order to assess the impact of spatial configuration on plant diversity and be able to simulate potential future changes in spatial configuration of these habitats. This project will benefit from a large data base of plant distributions and co-occurrences as well as extensive environmental and phylogenetic data gathered in previous projects and will be in contact with other regional to large scale model project in our institute. We look for a person with a Ph.D. in landscape ecology, plant ecology, biogeography, global change ecology/geography and with strong mathematical/modeling skills willing to work with spatial explicit biodiversity data. A background in distribution (niche) modeling, neutral theory of biodiversity & biogeography and modeling of dispersal processes at the landscape level will be particularly helpful. We look for a candidate with excellent English language and especially writing skills (publication record), willingness to work in a team and strong experience in modeling techniques in one of the above fields, knowledge of using R. Knowledge of French language or willing to learn basics is a plus, but not required. Salary will correspond to French post-doc researcher positions which include social assurance coverage. For more information regarding the position contact Dr. Arne Saatkamp (arne.saatkamp@imbe.fr). For application, please supply a single PDF document including: (i) a one page statement of interest and prospectives concerning the project, (ii) a 2 page curriculum vitae including publication record and (iii) two reference contacts that are willing to give information on your previous work (mail & phone), applications as early as possible, the position will be assigned at latest 31. January 2014. Position Location: IMBE, University Aix-Marseille, France. Posted: 7/17/13, revised: 11/11/13, 1/15/14.

Harmonics and Synthesis of Phenology and Climate Data Across Spatial and Temporal Scales: U.S. Geological Survey Mendenhall Post-doctoral Research Program - FY14 Research Opportunity: RO 14-9. From Local to Landscape: Harmonics and Synthesis of Phenology and Climate Data Across Spatial and Temporal Scales This 2-year post-doctoral fellowship in the USGS-Mendenhall program is currently available with an application deadline of September 20, 2013, and with a start date in 2014. The successful candidate will craft a research project to explicitly use one or more methods to characterize the shape of complex curves in environmental time series to identify resonance and relationships among landscape and local phenology and other environmental drivers such as climate variability. The need to understand to understand local patterns of recurring seasonal biological events (phenology) in the context of environmental variation at regional to continental scales has emerged as a priority for natural resource management, especially in response to global climate change. Although landscape-level remotely-sensed land surface phenology (LSP)—in the form of time-series vegetation indices and derivatives known as phenometrics—is a powerful tool to understand the response of a landscape to the sum of its environmental conditions, the linkages between LSP, ground-based observations of phenology, and environmental forcings, such as climate, remain poorly understood. Spatially extensive, ground-based, standardized datasets being collected and organized by the USA National Phenology Network (USA-NPN; www.usanpn.org), for example, represent a rapidly emerging resource for the development of techniques to cross-walk and identify linkages between LSP captured by satellites and phenological activity observed on the ground. The continent-wide coverage and frequent repeat times of LSP (e.g., from MODIS), the national network of historic meteorological data, and the more recent ground-based phenophase observations have the potential to be integrated together to understand both pattern and process that can be translated broadly across the landscape. The successful candidate will identify a suite of datasets with appropriate spatial and temporal scales, including in situ phenophase data, LSP data and/or associated phenometrics, and climate data. The optimal proposal would also identify a potential application that is relevant to science-informed decision-making. For more information, see the link above or contact research advisors Cynthia Wallace, cwallace@usgs.gov; Jake F. Weltzin, jweltzin@usgs.gov; Joel B. Sankey, jsankey@usgs.gov; or Jesslyn F. Brown, jfbrown@usgs.gov. Going to the Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of America in Minneapolis...? Jake will be available for short in-person meetings on T-Th to discuss this opportunity. Alternatively, stop by the USA-NPN Booth #214 for more information. See also www.usanpn.org/esa2013 for more info about USA-NPN activities at the ESA meeting. Deadline: 9/20/13. Posted: 8/2/13.

Tropical Arthropod Ecology & Behavior: The Yanoviak lab in the Department of Biology at the University of Louisville is seeking a Postdoctoral Research Associate to participate in various field-based studies concerning the behavior and ecology of tropical canopy arthropods, effects of lightning on tropical trees, and selection pressures associated with life in the rain forest canopy. The postdoc will primarily oversee field research examining interactions between ants and lianas in Panama and Peru, but will have freedom to develop independent projects. The following qualifications are essential: A PhD in biology, ecology, entomology or related field by the appointment start date; Previous field experience in population/community ecology, animal behavior, or entomology; Spanish language skills (proficiency in verbal and written communication skills); Willingness to spend 6 or more consecutive months living at a field station each year; Ability to conduct physically demanding work under potentially harsh (hot, wet, buggy) conditions; A passion for tropical biology and field research, Excellent time management, listening, observational, and communication skills. The following qualifications are helpful: Previous experience managing the activities of undergraduate field assistants; Practical knowledge of single-rope tree climbing or top-rope rock/wall climbing; A solid record of writing productivity, including publications and proposals; Experience conducting K-12 or public outreach. The start date is flexible, but May 2014 or sooner is preferred. Applicants should submit their documents as a single PDF file containing a cover letter that includes a statement of research interests, a CV, and the names and email addresses of 3 references online via the full job ad. If the link above does not work, go to http://www.higheredjobs.com/ and enter "30225" in the Quick Search box. Questions regarding the position should be addressed to Dr. Steve Yanoviak (steve.yanoviak@louisville.edu). Posted: 1/28/14.

Behavioral Quantitative Genetics: The Dochtermann lab at North Dakota State University is looking to recruit a post-doctoral researcher. The position will primarily be focused on a quantitative genetics study of behavioral variation in crickets. More specifically we will be examining how populations of crickets genetically differ in regards to behavioral syndrome structure and test the mechanisms giving rise to behavioral syndromes and genetic correlations. Preference will be given to applicants with a background in quantitative genetics or arthropod behavior, or, ideally, both. There will also be ample opportunity to pursue research questions besides those of this particular study. The position is initially for 1.5 years, contingent on performance and funding, but may be extended further. Those interested should contact me at: Ned Dochtermann (ned.dochtermann@gmail.com) for additional details regarding the project, position requirements, and application process. Please include your CV with your initial correspondence. Posted: 8/6/13.

Landscape Genetics: A postdoctoral position in the Department of Environmental Science, Policy, & Management in the Division of Environment and Society, University of California Berkeley, will be available beginning early Fall 2014 in the group headed by Professor Ian Wang. The postdoctoral scholar will be responsible for conducting research on the landscape genetics/genomics of amphibians and reptiles. Research activities will include spatial population genetics, analysis of genes underlying ecological divergence, computational modeling, and applications to species conservation. The postdoc will be expected to collect genomic data from field collected specimens, including DNA extraction, library preparation, and next-generation sequencing. The postdoc will also be expected to manage and analyze the data, employing bioinformatics, population genetic analysis, and methods for integrating spatial genetic and ecological data, and to compose the results into publishable manuscripts. Training and supervising undergraduates and beginning graduate students may also be periodically required. Opportunities to extend the postdoc's line of independent research may also be supported. Minimum Qualifications: A PhD or equivalent in the stated areas is required by application date. Preferred Qualifications: Candidates should have demonstrated experience with the collection and analysis of genomic data, including next-generation sequencing, data management, and bioinformatics. Experience with GIS software and analysis; experience with R, Perl, or another programming language; experience with simulations and analyzing simulated datasets; experience in performing field work with amphibians and reptiles; experience writing, publishing, and presenting original scientific work. The initial appointment is 100% time for one year, with renewal based on performance and funding availability. The salary range for this position is $42-45k plus benefits. To Apply visit https://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/apply/JPF00434. Submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, research statement and contact information for three professional references including name, email and address. Letters of reference will be requested for applicants considered finalists. Review of applicants will begin immediately; the deadline for application is June 25, 2014. Posted: 5/27/14.

Landscape Genetics: The Texas A&M University Department of Geography invites applications for a non-tenure track Postdoc/Visiting Assistant Professor in Geography with research and teaching interests in landscape genetics and spatial population genetics to begin 1 September 2014. The successful candidate will be required to teach two undergraduate classes per year in the Geography Department and the Environmental Studies Program at TAMU. This position will be responsible for maintaining an active research agenda in coordination with the Biogeography Lab in the Department of Geography. This will include writing proposals, helping with the analysis of genetic/genomic data, and interacting with graduate students. Minimum qualifications include a Ph.D. in Genetics, Bioeography, Landscape Ecology or related discipline. Experience in ecological and landscape genetics and population genetics research is required. Familiarity with bioinformatics, genomics and specific software packages for genetics analysis are preferred (e.g. GeneLand, SPAGeDi, STRUCTURE, R). Preference will be given to candidates with experience working in plant population genetics, especially with conifers. The Biogeography Lab is engaged in using genetics/genomics techniques to investigate gene flow across topographically complex landscapes. One specific project aims to determine the importance of long distance dispersal to the migration potential of the alpine treeline in south central Alaska. More details regarding current and planned research projects are available from Dr. Cairns. The person hired for this position will be expected to work closely with Dr. Cairns to strengthen the landscape genetics research program. The Department of Geography has 20 faculty members with strengths in biogeography, climatology, geomorphology, human geography, human-environment relationships, geographic education and GIST (Geographic Information Science and Technology). We are based in the College of Geosciences with the Departments of Atmospheric Science, Geology & Geophysics, and Oceanography, and play a major role in the Environmental Programs in Geosciences. The College of Geosciences also includes Sea Grant, the Geochemical and Environmental Research Group (GERG), and the Integrated Ocean Drilling Program (IODP). TAMU houses the Whole Systems Genomics Initiative that provides an intellectually vibrant community and state-of-the-art resources for genomics and bioinformatics research. Candidates should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and names and addresses (including e-mail addresses) of three referees to Dr. David Cairns (cairns@tamu.edu) Assistant Department Head, Department of Geography, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX, 77843-3147. Posted: 4/23/14.

Landscape Genetics: We are currently accepting applications for U.S. Geological Survey Mendenhall Postdoctoral Program Opportunity 14-22: Integrating habitat modeling and landscape genetics to understand impacts of climate change and energy development on species persistence and diversity in the desert southwest. The USGS Mendenhall Program provides an opportunity for recent PhD graduates (within five years since completion of the doctoral degree) to conduct concentrated research in association with selected members of the USGS professional staff. The overarching goal of our research program is to assess climate and land use impacts to intraspecific genetic diversity and biodiversity, and to develop science-based tools to inform decision-making in the desert southwest. We encourage applicants with strong skills in landscape genetics, landscape ecology, geospatial statistics, or species distribution modeling to develop proposals to apply innovative approaches to address potential impacts of climate and land use change on habitat suitability and genetic structure across species ranges in the desert Southwest. Applicants may propose research centered on a number of themes including: 1) spatially explicit modeling of population processes to predict changes to patterns of presence and genetic diversity in target species under different land use and climate scenarios; 2) developing novel methods to model species distributions under climate change and assess the significance of changes, and 3) empirical hypothesis testing to understand environmental correlates and other landscape factors associated with high neutral and/or adaptive variation within select species. Significant data have been amassed to support these research themes including species occurrence data, and genetic data for several herpetofauna, small mammals and invertebrate species throughout the study region, and derivatives of downscaled Global Climate Models (e.g. climate water deficit and others), and over 70 environmental data layers rasterized at the relevant spatial scales. Other resources include laboratory facilities and next generation sequencing capabilities, GIS and computing resources. Mendenhall Fellowships are 2-year appointments with competitive salary and benefits. Fellows are typically granted project expense funds appropriate to the scope of research to be conducted. Opportunities will be open for application through September 20, 2013. Applicants are strongly encouraged to contact the research advisors before developing a research proposal. More information about the Mendenhall Program and this opportunity can be found at the links above. Research Advisors: Amy Vandergast, (619) 225-6445, avandergast@usgs.gov; Kenneth Nussear, (702) 564-4515, knussear@usgs.gov; Todd Esque (702) 564-4506, tesque@usgs.gov. Proposed Duty Stations: San Diego, CA; Las Vegas, NV. Posted: 7/29/13.

Landscape Genetics: The Keitt Lab at the University of Texas at Austin announces the immediate availability of a 1-year postdoctoral position in landscape genetics. We seek an energetic scientist interested in utilizing genomic, experimental and modeling approaches to understand adaptive dynamics across species ranges and under environmental change. This opportunity stems from an anticipated 1-year extension of a 4-year grant funded by NSF. As such, the successful candidate will have access to extensive genomic, physiological and modeling resources already in place, which will facilitate rapid progress. Opportunities to participate in renewal and other funding efforts are anticipated. The ideal candidate will have a strong interest in utilizing genomic tools to investigate gene flow and local adaptation in landscapes. Relevant areas of expertise may include: population genetics, genomics, data mining, hierarchical statistical modeling, machine learning, GIS, spatial data analysis, plant ecophysiology and biogeography. Essential traits are high productivity, a willingness to learn, and ability to work collaboratively. The successful candidate will be free to pursue their own research interests as they relate to the funded project. Interested candidates should contact Dr. Timothy Keitt (tkeitt@utexas.edu) for instructions. Applications will be accepted immediately with a starting date no later than September 1, 2013. Original award abstract. Posted: 7/22/13.

Evolutionary Genomics: A postdoctoral position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Joanna Kelley, in the School of Biological Sciences at Washington State University in Pullman, WA. The research goals of the laboratory are to use genomic and computational methods to understand the genomic basis of adaptation to extreme environments. We are interested in understanding how genetic and environmental variation interact to drive population differentiation and adaptive evolution. The School of Biological Sciences has a strong research presence in evolution and ecology research and there are many opportunities for interaction and collaboration. We welcome applications from candidates with diverse educational backgrounds. Applicants will be expected to develop and lead projects. Candidates are required to have a Ph.D. in Genetics, Genomics, Computational Biology (bioinformatics, systems biology), Statistics, Computer Science, or related disciplines. A computing background is desired, especially experience with Unix, and knowledge in one or several programming languages (Perl, Python, C/C++, R/BioConductor, etc). Additional experience with high-throughput sequencing data is highly desirable. Candidates should demonstrate a strong track record of publication; have strong organizational, written, and oral communication skills; and be able to work both independently and as part of a collaborative team. The appointment is for one year with the possibility of renewal based on satisfactory performance. Funding is available for two years. Applicants should email Joanna Kelley at joanna.l.kelley@wsu.edu and include curriculum vitae, cover letter that includes a statement of research interests that explicitly describes your professional qualifications for the position, and contact information for three references. Start time is flexible, with a desired start in Fall 2014. Applications will be accepted through June 30th. Joanna L. Kelley, PhD, Assistant Professor, School of Biological Sciences, Member, Center for Reproductive Biology, Washington State University. Posted: 6/6/14.

Evolutionary Plant Ecology/Ecological Genomics: Two Post-doctoral Associates: (1) Post-doctoral position to collaborate with Sharon Strauss (University of California Davis) and Maren Friesen (MSU) on the role of symbionts in promoting coexistence between sympatric, congeneric clover species. Our study focuses on rhizobia and other soil biota in determining outcomes of interactions between, and niche differences influencing coexistence of, 8 native annual Trifolium species that co-occur at the Bodega Marine Reserve and across California. The Bodega Marine Coastal Reserve is a two-hour drive from Davis. Post-doc will reside in Davis, but should expect to spend some overnights at the Bodega Marine lab for field surveys and experiments. Post-doc must be able to drive a car. Post-doc will be responsible for field experiments, descriptive field collections of traits and nodules and surveys documenting co-occurrence patterns of species, as well as greenhouse experiments manipulating rhizobia, soil and neighboring plant species. Students and a technician will aid in these data collections. Opportunities are available to develop expertise in transcriptomes and genomic analyses; these skills are not, however, required. Post-doc will sit in Strauss lab at UC Davis and participate in lab meetings, as well as in the vibrant ecological and evolutionary activities at UC Davis, such as seminar series, etc. (2) Another post-doc (separate application) will sit in Friesen lab at Michigan State University and will be focused on rhizobial genomes and Trifolium transcriptomes. The post-doc based in the Friesen lab will be responsible for the production and analysis of large-scale next-generation sequencing datasets in collaboration with a technician and graduate student. Together, the ecological and genomic datasets will be integrated with phylogenetic data to address fundamental questions about the niche and species coexistence. The two labs will collaborate and interact extensively. Post-docs will receive mentoring on professional development from Strauss and Friesen. Start date is flexible. To apply, please send a 1-2-page cover letter stating your interest in the job, your CV and a list of three referees to systrauss@ucdavis.edu with 'Trifoilum postdoc' as the subject. For full consideration, please send your application materials by November 30, 2013. For questions, please contact me via email: systrauss@ucdavis.edu. Please contact mfriesen@msu.edu for more details about the MSU position. Posted: 10/28/13.

Evolutionary Genomics of Maize: A postdoctoral position is available on the evolutionary genomics of maize in the Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Organismal Biology (EEOB) at Iowa State University (ISU). The position will be offered through collaboration between Matthew Hufford of EEOB and Andrew Severin, head of the Genome Informatics Facility at ISU, providing the chosen candidate with opportunities in both population genomics and bioinformatics. Salary will be $55k per annum with an initial appointment of one year and possible extension to additional years based on performance and funding. The postdoctoral scholar will use next-generation sequencing data to identify polymorphisms across an Americas-wide sample of maize landraces and, through population genomic analyses, test the hypothesis that maize has acquired adaptation to highland conditions in parallel in multiple geographic regions. Possibilities also exist for the candidate to develop new projects related to the overall goals of the Hufford Lab and the Genome Informatics Facility. An ideal candidate would have a strong background in evolutionary genetics, prior experience with whole-genome next-generation sequencing data, and well-developed computational and analytical skills. The start date is flexible, with a preference for starting during or prior to January of 2014. Applicants should send a curriculum vitae, contact information for three references, and a cover letter to Matthew Hufford (mhufford@iastate.edu). Posted: 9/10/13.

Ecological Genomics of Speciation: A postdoctoral position is available in the Streisfeld lab at the University of Oregon as part of a NSF-funded project to identify the ecological genomic changes that drive the early stages of species formation in Mimulus. The project will involve greenhouse, field, and laboratory components that include high-throughput SNP genotyping, next generation sequencing, QTL mapping, and field estimates of divergent selection. The postdoc will be involved in all aspects of the project, from data collection to publication, and will be actively encouraged to pursue side projects of his/her own interest. PhD in evolutionary genetics or a related field is required. Experience with next-generation sequencing and bioinformatics analysis is preferred. The ideal candidate will be independent, highly motivated, productive, and able to work effectively in a team with members from a variety of diverse backgrounds. She/he will have an excellent understanding of experimental design and a proven publication record. The Streisfeld Lab in the Institute of Ecology and Evolution offers a broad and interactive environment for research in plant evolutionary biology. We share close ties with other evolutionary biology labs on campus, and benefit from shared facilities, such as the genomics core research facility. To apply, please send a statement of research interests, publications, CV, and letters from three references to Matt Streisfeld via ie2jobs@uoregon.edu (preferred) or c/o Postdoctoral Search # 13120, Institute of Ecology and Evolution, 5289 University of Oregon, Eugene, OR 97403-5289. The position is available for one year with the possibility of renewal depending on research progress. Available immediately, start flexible based on the needs of the candidate. Posted: 8/1/13.

Modelling of Ecological Speciation: Postdoctoral Scholarship (2 years) - Umeå University. The Department of Ecology and Environmental Science and Integrated science Lab (Icelab) is offering a postdoctoral scholarship within the project “Speciation in action”. This project is focused on the interplay between ecology and evolution. The goal of the project is to understand the flip side of ecological speciation. As speciation is occurring in the focal species, the food web can be modified as the focal species changes its mechanisms of predator avoidance or its diet. The postdoc will be involved in building a general theoretical model that includes the within-species diversification, the impacts on the food web, and the feedback between the two. Collaboration with the empirically oriented research group of Professor Göran Englund is possible if the successful candidate is interested to model diversification in Scandinavian whitefish populations. To qualify for the scholarship you should have a PhD degree in evolutionary biology, or equivalent, not more than 3 years old. Knowledge of population genetics and modelling of ecological and evolutionary dynamics is highly desirable. In-depth knowledge of an empirical system fitting the project description would also be an asset. From the successful candidate, we expect a documented capability of cooperative scientific research work and skills in writing scientific publications in English. International applicants are encouraged to apply. The fellow will be based at Icelab and the Department of Ecology and Environmental Science in Umeå, and is financed through a personal scholarship from the Kempe Foundations. The application should include a short description of your research interests and why you are interested in the scholarship, a CV, a publication list, copies of exam certificates (official copies are not necessary for the application, but may be required at the time of hire), and contact information of 3 reference persons. The application should be written in English and should be submitted electronically (ideally in a single pdf). For more information, please contact Dr Xavier Thibert-Plante, e-mail xavier.thibert.plante@emg.umu.se. Your complete application marked with reference Kempe-2014, should be sent to xavier.thibert.plante@emg.umu.se (with reference number on the subject line). Review of the application starts now and continues until the fellowship is awarded. Posted: 10/16/13, revised: 3/20/14.

Population Biology: The University of Nebraska-Lincoln is seeking applications for a 2-year postdoctoral position in the Population Biology Program of Excellence. The goal of the Population Biology-POE Postdoctoral Fellowship is to stimulate synergistic interactions between faculty and postdoctoral scholars interested in the broad area of Population Biology. Qualified candidates are required to develop a single, coherent 2-year research project under the guidance of two or more faculty advisors, one of whom must be in the Ecology, Evolution & Behavior (EEB) section in the School of Biological Sciences. The second advisor may be in the School of Biological Sciences (including EEB), the Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Mathematics or in another UNL department. While in residence, the postdoctoral fellow will be expected to teach a graduate seminar on a topic of his/her choice (Year 1), and to help organize a local symposium (Year 2). Applications must include a CV, a 1-page description of previous or current research and a 2- 3 page description of proposed research as well as a brief description of possible seminar and symposium topics. In addition, the applicant must arrange for two recommendation letters from non-UNL faculty, and one from each of the proposed UNL faculty sponsors (a total of 4 letters) to be emailed to the address below. The expected salary will be $45k. The position does not include research funds so it is anticipated that these needs, if modest, can be met through contributions from the faculty sponsors and should be addressed in the proposal. Application materials should be emailed to: Dr. Gwen Bachman at: gbachman1@unl.edu. The subject line should read "Population Biology Post-doc application". Applications should be received by 1 May 2014 in order to ensure full consideration. Posted: 3/20/14.

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/or 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 2014. This position has a starting 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. For samples of past workshop abstracts and more information, see the full job ad. 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 at: https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/apply/JPF00177. For full consideration, applications (including letters of reference) should be submitted by December 16, 2013. E-mail questions to smmann@ucdavis.edu. Posted: 10/18/13.

Population Ecology of Urban Rodents/Epidemiology of Rodent-Borne Disease: We are seeking a postdoctoral associate to join an NSF-funded, Coupled Natural and Human (CNH) systems project to assist with research on the population ecology of Norway rats and epidemiology of rodent-born pathogens in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. The postdoc will develop a computational metapopulation model of rodents in New Orleans. The population model will synthesize information and data from GIS analyses, population genetics, trap-based surveys, disease prevalence, vegetation surveys, and sociological surveys. The model will be used to assess ecological and human-health outcomes of alternative control scenarios reflecting risk perceptions, rodent abundance, and habitat suitability across the New Orleans study region. The expected outcomes of the project include (1) modeling the distribution and demographics of human exposure risk according to habitat, landscape and socioeconomic factors; and (2) determining the likelihood of containing and controlling transmission according to competing intervention targets and strategies; and (3) determining the extent to which interventions give rise to feedbacks between ecological and societal diversity. The postdoctoral researcher also may be expected to serve as a coordinator for the project, working with an interdisciplinary team of scientists including public health professionals, sociologists, geographers, ecologists, and mathematicians. The researcher will be mentored by Dr. Caz Taylor (Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and Center for Computational Science, Tulane University) and Dr. Michael Blum (Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and Center for Bioenvironmental Research, Tulane University). In addition to contributing to the collaborative research project described above, 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. Candidates are being sought with: (1) Strong computational and programming skills, prefer experience in R, and/or 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. A PhD in ecology, population genetics, epidemiology, mathematics, or a related field is required. The position is available immediately, though the start date is flexible. Funding is available for three years. An initial appointment will be for two years with an extension contingent on performance. Compensation will be ~$40 per year plus benefits, with starting salary commensurate with experience. To apply, email a cover letter, a statement of research interests and experience, a CV, and the names and contact information of three references to: Ms. Shelley Meaux, Department Administrator, Tulane/Xavier Center for Bioenvironmental Research (CBR), 107B Richardson Building, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA 70118. smeaux@tulane.edu. Questions about the position or project should be directed to Dr. Caz Taylor (caz@tulane.edu) and/or Dr. Michael Blum (mjblum@tulane.edu). Applications will be reviewed beginning October 15 2013. Posted: 9/10/13.

Integrated Ecological Forecasting of Malaria Risk in a Changing Climate: We are seeking a postdoctoral researcher to participate in a NIH-funded study on malaria risk mapping and early warning in the highlands of East Africa. The Epidemic Prognosis Incorporating Disease and Environmental Monitoring for Integrated Assessment (EPIDEMIA) project is focused on the development of a novel "EcoHealth Informatics" approach for integrating disease surveillance with environmental monitoring data from earth observation satellites and applying data-model fusion to generate forecasts of the timing and locations of future epidemics. The position is funded for up to four years and will be located in the Geospatial Sciences Center of Excellence at South Dakota State University. The postdoctoral researcher will use remotely sensed data to develop novel environmental indices of malaria risk, analyze relationships between environmental variability and spatial and temporal patterns of malaria, and work with public health partners to implement the results in an early warning and decision support system. Qualifications: A Ph.D. in epidemiology, geography, ecology, or a related field. The preferred candidate will have experience in both (1) processing of satellite remote sensing data and other types of geospatial datasets, and (2) application of spatio-temporal statistics to analyze epidemiological and ecological datasets. We will consider candidates who have experience in only one of these areas if they can demonstrate a willingness and ability to develop new knowledge and skills. Experience with data assimilation methods and their application for ecological and epidemiological forecasting, knowledge of the R language and environment for statistical computing, and a strong interest in malaria epidemiology are also highly desirable. To apply for this position, send the following information in electronic form to michael.wimberly@sdstate.edu: cover letter, curriculum vitae, names and contact information for three references, and unofficial copies of transcripts. Review of applications will begin on May 1st and continue until the position has been filled. The position is available immediately, but start date is negotiable. For more information contact: Michael C. Wimberly, Professor and Senior Scientist, Geospatial Sciences Center of Excellence, Wecota Hall 506B, South Dakota State University, Brookings, SD 57007-3510. (605) 688-5350. Posted: 4/3/14.

Spatial Modeling of Cholera: The Center for Global Health and Translational Science (CGHATS) at SUNY Upstate Medical University, in Syracuse, NY, is seeking applications for a post-doctoral fellow to begin immediately. We are conducting several research studies and surveillance projects related to the spatial ecology and epidemiology of infectious diseases, and examining the relationship of the environment and disease occurrence, prediction, and prevention, in collaboration with SUNY ESF and Cornell University, in international project sites in Ecuador. The postdoctoral fellow will construct and validate spatial models of algal blooms, and their relationship to the potential for cholera outbreaks in coastal Ecuador, using GIS/spatial analysis of epidemiological data, and novel data collection in 2014. See the full posting for details. Apply at: https://jobsatupstate.peopleadmin.com/, search for Job Number 037841. Posted: 2/6/14.

Wildlife Disease Modeling: A post-doctoral position is available through the Department of Veterinary Sciences and in conjunction with the US Geological Survey’s National Wildlife Health Center to address questions related to the effects of vaccination on the long-term dynamics of plague in wild mammal systems. Currently, large-scale field trials evaluating the efficacy of an oral plague vaccine are ongoing at sites across the intermountain west. Candidates will support the project by taking the lead in developing spatially-explicit models of plague dynamics that incorporate empirical data collected from this field study. Applicants should possess a Ph.D. with an emphasis on quantitative skills (probability and statistics, modeling, programming, etc.). Experience in disease modeling or wildlife population modeling is highly desirable. Funding for the position is for a minimum of 1 year and is subject to renewal for additional years given availability of funding. The successful candidate will be an employee of University of Wisconsin (stationed in Madison, WI), and work closely with quantitative ecologists/disease modelers at the USGS National Wildlife Health Center. Anticipated start date is Aug 1st 2014. Salary: negotiable. Deadline for applications: June 15, 2014. Please send CV include contact information for 3 references to Robin Russell (rerussell@usgs.gov), Research Statistician, NWHC, Madison, WI. Posted: 6/9/14.

Disease Modeling: The Veterinary Population Medicine Department of the College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Minnesota, has an opening for a 100% Post-doctoral Associate position. The position will focus on network modeling and analytic epidemiology. Qualifications: The candidate must have a Ph.D. or equivalent degree by start date. Candidates with a background in disease ecology, statistics, infectious disease modeling, engineering, applied mathematics or a related field will be given preference. Strong organizational, programming, and quantitative analysis skills are necessary. Desired qualifications include excellent oral/written communication; leadership and interpersonal skills; previous experience with network models; and demonstrated ability to work in teams. Veterinary experience is desired but not required. Duties: Research activities will focus on identification of cost-effective risk-based surveillance strategies for bovine tuberculosis, including development of a simulation model of the spread of disease within and between cattle herds, identification of risk factors for a targeted surveillance strategy, and assessment of the cost-effectiveness of targeted surveillance strategies for early detection of infections based on identified risk factors. Duties will include statistical data analysis using network models, development of infectious disease models, working in diverse collaborative groups, and publishing findings. Application: https://employment.umn.edu/. Applicants must apply online and submit a CV, letter of intent, and three letters of reference to: Anna Jones, Veterinary Population Medicine Department, 225 VMC, 1365 Gortner Avenue. Questions regarding the position may be directed to Dr. Scott Wells (612-625-8166, wells023@umn.edu) or Dr. Meggan Craft (craft@umn.edu). Posted: 1/7/14.

Statistical Modeling - Climate and Infectious Disease: Princeton University has a full-time post-doctoral research associate position available in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology to develop statistical models to better understand meningococcal disease dynamics in the African meningitis belt. The postdoc will work primarily with an interdisciplinary research team consisting of epidemiologists, climate scientists, and ecologists from Princeton University and the Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Lab at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to investigate the role of environmental factors in driving bacterial meningitis outbreaks. The postdoc will be responsible for developing statistical models that draw upon empirical data from meningitis case surveillance and results from several newly developed models of climate and global dust circulation. Potential applicants should have a strong quantitative background in statistical modeling, experience with relevant modeling techniques including sensitivity analyses, and an interest in the interaction between environmental factors and infectious diseases. Additional responsibilities include conducting relevant literature reviews, developing hypotheses, designing approaches and research plans to addressing these hypotheses, and drafting manuscripts. Candidates are required to have a PhD in Statistics, Epidemiology, Environmental Science, or a related quantitative field. Proficiency in R or another statistical program and demonstrated experience is required. Excellent interpersonal, communication, and organization skills and ability to work independently and collaboratively is essential. Appointment will be for one year, renewable contingent upon funding and satisfactory progress. Applicants should apply online at https://jobs.princeton.edu, Requisition #1300319, and include a curriculum vitae, a two-page research statement describing background and experience, and a cover letter. Names and contact information of two references will be required for online reference request. More info: Nicole Basta. Posted: 8/27/13.

Statistical Population Genetics: A postdoctoral position is available starting between September 2013 and January 2014 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: 8/15/13.

Parasitoid-Mediated Competition Between Herbivores of Domesticated and Wild Maize and Beans: A 2-year Postdoc position is available to study the consequences of parasitoid-mediated apparent competition between herbivores of maize and lima bean in Mexico. Qualifications: A Ph.D. in entomology, ecology or a related field, as well as experience with fieldwork is required. The candidate should be self-motivated and capable of conducting independent lab and fieldwork. A period of 3-4 months per year will be spent conducting fieldwork in Mexico and supervising Master students. Review of applications began Nov. 15, 2013, and continue until a suitable applicant has been found. The University of Neuchatel (Switzerland) offers highly competitive working conditions, state-of-the-art facilities, and ample opportunity to interact with other scientists. The working language in our research groups is English, but some knowledge of Spanish and/or French would be a plus. Neuchâtel is beautifully located at the foothills of the Jura mountain range, overlooking the lake of Neuchâtel and the Swiss Alps. Starting date: April 1st 2014. The project will be conducted in the context of an on-going collaboration between the laboratory of Evolutionary Entomology (Betty Benrey) and the laboratory of Fundamental and Applied Research in Chemical Ecology (Ted Turlings). Applications should be sent by email to: betty.benrey@unine.ch. Please send with your application a letter of motivation, CV, and names and contact information of at least two persons who can provide references. Posted: 11/26/13.

Parasitoid Ecology/Genetics and Biological Control: A 2-year post-doctoral position is available at the University of Minnesota to study aspects of the competition between two *Cotesia* parasitoids and implications for biological control. Investigations will focus on the role of complementary sex determination in mediating competition as well as mathematical modeling of 2 parasitoid – 1 host interactions. The work will involve both laboratory and field studies and is part of a broader project involving collaboration with investigators at Colorado State University. A Ph.D. in entomology, ecology or a related field as well as experience with mathematical modeling is required, and experience with molecular biology techniques is preferred. The earliest starting date for the position is March 1 2014. To apply, please email a cover letter, CV and names and contact information of 3 references to George Heimpel, Department of Entomology, at heimp001@umn.edu. Review of applications will be begin Oct. 1 2013, and continue until a suitable applicant is found. Posted: 9/24/13.

Molecular Population Genetics/Ecology: Postdoctoral Research Scientist Location: A new, collaborative, state-of-the-art facility established for molecular-genetic studies of marine organisms, located at the Harte Research Institute at Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi. Position responsibilities involve development and assay of nuclear-encoded single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs), microsatellites, and mitochondrial DNA sequences for projects involving population genetics and molecular ecology, primarily of marine fishes. Central responsibilities include data acquisition and analysis, and preparation of reports and publications. Qualifications: Dissertation or postdoctoral work in molecular population genetics and/or molecular ecology is required, as is documented experience with microsatellite and mtDNA data acquisition and analysis. Documented experience with major software programs (e.g., ARLEQUIN, GENEPOP, MIGRATE, LDNE, etc.) also is required. Individuals with documented experience in analysis of next-generation-sequencing data, primarily RAD-seq and genome assembly, will be given highest priority. Applicants should be ambitious, able to work collaboratively with other lab members, and capable of taking initiative and assuming responsibility. Salary range is from $35-40k/year and will depend on experience. Benefits include health care and retirement. Position is for 12-24 months. Contact: Send curriculum vitae, description of research experience/interests, and names, addresses, phone numbers, and e-mail address of three references to Dr. John R. Gold at goldfish@tamu.edu. International applicants will be considered if they hold the correct visa(s). Posted: 8/27/13.

Population and Landscape Genomics of Tasmanian Devils/Disease: We are seeking a postdoctoral researcher to work on population and landscape genomics of Tasmanian devils and Tasmanian devil facial tumor disease. This NSF -funded international collaboration builds on over 15 years of research tracking the spread of this unique infectious tumor across Tasmania and consequent endangerment of the iconic Tasmanian devil. Reference genomes are available for both tumor and devil. The successful applicant will have an unprecedented opportunity to analyze thousands of devil genotypes and hundreds of tumor samples taken both before and after epizootics to test for selection throughout both genomes, coevolution, patterns of resistance, etc, across Tasmania. We will then use these data to predict the course of disease in uninfected populations. The position is centered in the lab of Dr. Andrew Storfer at Washington State University, in close collaboration with Dr. Paul Hohenlohe at the nearby University of Idaho (8 miles away). Both universities have genomics core facilities, including the Institute of Bioinformatics and Evolutionary Studies (IBEST) with state-of-of-the art equipment, computational facilities and staff support. Review of applications will begin on August 15, 2013 and continue until the position is filled. A Ph.D. in Biology or a related discipline is required, and we particularly welcome applicants with experience in population genomics, infectious disease evolution, conservation, bioinformatics, and/or cancer genomics. Start date is negotiable. Position is for 1-4 years, pending satisfactory progress. To apply, please send in pdf format a CV, and names, addresses and email addresses of 3 references, a research statement and up to 3 representative reprints via email to: Andrew Storfer (astorfer@wsu.edu). Posted: 7/17/13.

Disease Ecology: Department of Veterinary Population Medicine, University of Minnesota Twin Cities. 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 in order to study the spread and control of disease. Current modeling projects on already-collected data could include swine influenza or "large felid" retroviral dynamics, as well as new projects as opportunities arise. 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, 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 opportunities for renewal. Apply online at: http://employment.umn.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=120624. 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: 6/6/14.

Disease Ecology and Amphibian Conservation: Creative and highly motivated candidates with strong track records of research productivity are invited to apply for two Postdoctoral Scientist positions. Each position will involve research at the intersection of disease ecology and amphibian conservation at the University of Colorado, Boulder, with a focus on one of two focal areas: (1) Understanding the drivers of disease in multi-host, multi-pathogen communities, with a focus on the role of parasite coinfection (micro- and macroparasites) in mediating amphibian disease patterns in California aquatic communities. (2) Analyzing a national dataset of amphibian malformations collected by the US Fish and Wildlife Service (10 years, 675 sites, >70,000 amphibians) to understand how malformation risk varies among species and across space, and to identify potential environmental drivers of observed patterns. We are interested in individuals who can develop and execute innovative project ideas in either (or both) focal areas. The selected individuals will have a unique opportunity to spearhead analyses of extensive datasets already collected, participate in ongoing data collection, and design new projects. This is an exciting opportunity to join the rapidly growing disease ecology group at University of Colorado. For the first position, applicants must have a background in disease ecology/host–parasite interactions and ecological modeling; experience in eco-immunology and coinfection research is desirable. For the second position, interested applicants must have a background in landscape ecology, spatial epidemiology, and spatial analysis (including proficiency in ArcGIS), as well as experience in working with large databases (including proficiency in Microsoft Access). Prior experience with amphibians and parasites is not essential, but may be beneficial. Target start date is May 2014 and each position would be funded for 2 years. Interested applicants should send the following as a single pdf: complete CV, contact information for three references, and a brief (<3 pages) statement of research interests and ideas related specifically to these positions. Applications will be evaluated based on past research productivity, alignment of applicant experiences with the goals of the Johnson Lab, and the individual’s potential to grow as a productive, independent investigator. Address applications to Dr. Pieter Johnson (pieter.johnson@colorado.edu). Please indicate which of the two positions is of primary interest. Applications will be accepted until November 15th or until the positions are filled. Posted: 8/27/13.

Mathematical/Theoretical Disease Ecology: Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Research Scholar in mathematical or theoretical disease ecology working with Dr. Kevin Gross at North Carolina State University in Raleigh, NC. The postdoc will join an NSF-funded team of collaborators engaged in the study of the community ecology of plant viruses. We seek a researcher interested in developing theory that pertains broadly to the maintenance, dynamics, or consequences of pathogen diversity in ecological communities. This position provides full funding without teaching requirements at a competitive salary for up to 2 years. Start date is negotiable, and the position may begin as early as summer 2014. A Ph.D. in biology, mathematics, or a related field is required. Criteria for selection include demonstrated research ability in mathematical or theoretical biology, and an interest in pathogen ecology. Verbal and written communication skills are also important. Members of under-represented demographic groups are particularly encouraged to apply. To apply, visit https://jobs.ncsu.edu/postings/34181. This is position number 00103859. Applicants must complete an applicant profile and attach a cover letter that includes a statement of research interests, a curriculum vitae, and contact information for two references. Posted: 3/13/14.

Disease Ecology: A postdoctoral position in Disease Ecology is available to work on a recently funded NSF grant in the Elderd lab at Louisiana State University, Department of Biological Sciences. The position will start in the Fall of 2014. However, there is potential for an earlier start date if needed. The postdoctoral researcher will be responsible for investigating the effects of tri-trophic interactions on disease transmission in an insect-host pathogen system at multiple temporal and spatial scales. This work involves using experimental data to create Bayesian models of spatial and temporal outbreak dynamics. The individual will also be responsible for supervising students and preparing manuscripts based on the research. Additional opportunities exist to research novel means of baculovirus transmission in host-pathogen systems. 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://lsusystemcareers.lsu.edu Position #035208. Interested individuals will need to upload the following: Cover Letter, CV, and contact information for three references. The application deadline is March 15th but the position will be open until filled. General background on the project. Posted: 2/17/14.

Antibody Evolution and Pathogen Interactions: Two postdoctoral positions are available in the Cobey Lab at the University of Chicago. Research in the Cobey Lab focuses on the ecological and evolutionary dynamics of host-pathogen interactions. Both positions are computational and involve significant applied and theoretical components. The aim of the first position is to investigate the evolution of antibody repertoires. This work involves evaluating the ruggedness of antibody fitness landscapes and competition between immune cells to understand the factors shaping pathogen evolution within hosts and host populations. Ideal applicants will have background in computational biology, population dynamics, population genetics, or molecular evolution and an interest in immunology. The aim of the second position is to evaluate models to predict and explain pathogen interactions using time-series and longitudinal data. This position is ideal for applicants with strong skills in statistical inference, epidemiology, or theoretical ecology. This work involves collaboration with colleagues at Argonne National Laboratory. Both positions are for one year, with the possibility to extend the length of the appointment. Postdoctoral fellows are expected to be highly motivated, creative, collaborative, and technically skilled (e.g., in computation, statistics, or nonlinear dynamics) and to be great communicators. Assuming good progress on their initial aims, fellows will be encouraged to develop their own research directions under the broad interests of the lab. Applications should be sent to Sarah Cobey (cobey@uchicago.edu) and include as a single file a cover letter, CV, contact information for three references, and a few representative publications. Posted: 12/5/13.

Theoretical Viral Ecology: A postdoctoral scientist position (2+ years) is available at Georgia Tech in the theoretical ecology and quantitative biology group of Dr. Joshua Weitz (School of Biology). The postdoc will lead efforts to develop analytical and computational models of the dynamics and diversity of environmental viruses. Requirements include: (1) PhD in physics, computational biology, applied mathematics, ecology, evolutionary biology or related area; (2) Strong quantitative & computational skills; (3) Excellent communication skills; (4) Interest and experience in collaborative research. Position to start in Summer 2014, start date negotiable, includes competitive salary, benefits, and travel budget. Screening of applicants will begin October 15, 2013, however all applications will be considered until position is filled. To apply, please e-mail Joshua Weitz (jsweitz@gatech.edu) with a curriculum vitae (CV), a one page statement of how your research interests are related to this position, and contact information for 3 references. Posted: 10/1/13.

Modeling Viral Transmission Dynamics and Zoonotic Spillover: The Jones lab at Stanford University invites applications for a post-doctoral researcher to develop models of viral transmission dynamics and zoonotic spillover as part of a larger project on human dimensions of zoonotic disease in Sub-Saharan Africa. The post-doc will be an integral member of an international, NIH-funded project focused on the biological and human dimensions of primate infectious disease transmission in Uganda, including social drivers of human-primate contact and zoonotic transmission. This is a unique opportunity for a post-doctoral scholar with training in theoretical ecology, interdisciplinary environmental science, epidemiology, or the social sciences to study human-wildlife conflict/contact and health and disease in a highly relevant ecological setting. The following criteria apply: 1) Candidates must have completed a PhD in ecology, evolutionary biology, environmental science, wildlife biology, a quantitative social science discipline such as anthropology, geography, sociology, epidemiology, or related field. 2) Candidates must have experience with mathematical models of complex, coupled systems. 3) Candidates must have expertise in some programming language (C++ or Java preferred). 4) A familiarity with R and/or GIS (GRASS, ESRI, QGIS) is a bonus. 5) Experience with the design and implementation of agent-based models is another bonus. The position is for an initial 12-months and is potentially renewable for three years. The position begins in October 2013. Applicants should send a current CV, a statement of research interests and qualifications (be sure to address the five criteria above), and a list of three people (names, addresses, e-mails) who can serve as references. Materials and inquiries should be sent to James Holland Jones (jhj1@stanford.edu). Application materials should be received by September 5, 2013 for full consideration; the position is available starting immediately. Posted: 8/13/13.

Forest Landscape Ecology: Postdoctoral Research Associate in Forest Landscape Ecology at Harvard Forest. Post-doc will advance Harvard Forest LTER research in scenario and simulation modeling of land use and climate change impacts on New England forests. The post-doc will be based at Harvard Forest in Petersham Massachusetts and work in Jonathan Thompson’s Landscape Ecology Lab in close collaboration with: David Foster, Kathy Lambert and Aaron Ellison of Harvard Forest; Scott Ollinger of U. of New Hampshire; Dave Kittredge of U. of Massachusetts, Rob Lilieholm at U. Maine and Bill Keeton at U. of Vermont. Duties: researching regional-scale ecological consequences of diverse forest uses including biomass energy harvest, conservation, and alternative development patterns; working with stakeholder groups and social scientists to articulate plausible alternative future trajectories of forest land use; simulating forest landscape dynamics and changes in ecosystem processes and services under alternative scenarios of land use and climate change using the LANDIS-II forest landscape model or a similar modeling framework (such as CLM); collaborate with the PIs to publish results in high-impact scientific outlets; and collaborate with the Northeast Science and Policy Consortium to maximize the application and impact of the research. Required Qualifications: Ph.D. (awarded by start date) in forest ecology, forestry, geography, or related field; Capable of conducting complex spatial analyses (e.g. landscape simulation, GIS, remote sensing, and spatial statistics); Skilled at scripting within the R and/or Python programming languages; Evidence of strong scholarship, including peer-reviewed publications; Proven ability to plan and conduct independent research projects from beginning to end Preferred Experience: Research within coupled human-natural systems; quantifying ecosystem services; working with stakeholders to conduct policy relevant research; Ability to program in C++ or C# would be an major asset. Initial appointment of one year is renewable for additional years based on performance. Salary: $44k plus health insurance benefits. To apply: Send CV, PDFs of relevant publications, and the names and contact info for three references to Jonathan Thompson: jthomps@fas.harvard.edu. Posted: 9/10/13.

Seed Orchard Biologist: The Eastern Region of the USDA Forest Service plans to hire a plant biologist at the Oconto River Seed Orchard which is located in rural northeastern Wisconsin. This challenging job involves the day to day operations of developing disease and insect resistant trees, conserving tree species threatened by exotic pests, and producing tree seed. It requires somebody with excellent technical skills and enthusiasm for plant biology. Although the position is classified as a general biologist, we are looking for someone with specific technical skills from several different fields: forestry, plant pathology and horticulture. I am writing to you because I thought you might have contacts with students that have an interest in both forestry and plant disease. This will be a permanent, full time position. The target grade is GS-9, but it will be advertised as a GS-5/7/9. We anticipate advertising this position for people inside and outside federal service. Please contact Paul Berrang (pberrang@fs.fed.us, 414-297-3569) for a copy of the outreach notice. Outreach Closes: November 30, 2013. Posted: 9/9/13.

Modeling Terrestrial Plant Community Dynamics: We are seeking a postdoctoral scientist to examine plant community dynamics in sagebrush ecosystems. The project applies ecological simulation models (water balance and individual plant models) to characterize sagebrush plant community response to altered disturbance regimes and climate conditions across the range of sagebrush in the western United States. This position will be a part of a larger collaborative research team led by the USGS Southwest Biological Science Center (Flagstaff, AZ) and the University of Wyoming (Laramie, WY.) and location may be negotiated between these sites. This work is funded by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and will build upon on regionally-stratified field measurements of sagebrush plant community structure and composition. 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 essential. Questions about this opportunity may be directed to John Bradford (jbradford@usgs.gov, 928-523-7766) or William Lauenroth (wlauenro@uwyo.edu, 307-766-4353). Posted: 12/30/13.

Forest Structural and Compositional Dynamics: The University of Minnesota, Department of Forest Resources and USDA Forest Service Northern Research Station are seeking a postdoctoral scientist to contribute to research assessing the long-term structural and compositional dynamics of natural and managed forests in the upper Great Lakes region. This postdoctoral position will have the opportunity to work with a temporally and spatially rich suite of existing detailed field measurements from long-term (> 50 years) forest plots spanning managed to old-growth conditions within north-central Minnesota. The post-doc will work closely with scientists at the University of Minnesota and the USDA Forest Service Northern Research Station and will contribute to regional examinations of the influence of management, natural disturbance, and environmental conditions on forest development in the region. The ideal candidate will have a Ph.D. in forest ecology, forestry, silviculture, or a closely related field, experience with processing and analyzing forest structural and compositional data, a strong work ethic, demonstrated writing and quantitative capabilities, including multivariate and spatial statistics, a record of leadership, and a proven ability to work independently. Applications or questions can be directed to Dr. Anthony D'Amato (damato@umn.edu, 612-625-3733). Applications and required documents must be submitted online at https://employment.umn.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=113216. Applications should include a cover letter, statement of interest and goals, resume/CV, and names and contact information for three references. This position is available immediately and is located in Grand Rapids, MN, depending on applicant's preference. Review of applications will begin September 1, 2013. Posted: 8/1/13.

Ecologist, Forest Threats: The Eastern Forest Environmental Threat Assessment Center of the USDA Forest Service Southern Research Station is recruiting for an Ecologist research and development position located in Asheville, North Carolina. The position is targeted for the GS-12 grade level, with a salary range of $68-89k. This is a term position with an initial appointment of 18 months; extension of appointment up to four years is possible. Application is open to all U.S. citizens. The mission of EFETAC is to generate knowledge and tools needed to anticipate and respond to environmental threats. The most serious threats to forests and the benefits they provide inevitably involve complex factors interacting at multiple scales. The Center’s challenge is to maintain a holistic and integrated research program to tackle these complex issues. Research conducted by the Center is necessarily multidisciplinary, integrated, and applied. Corporate or team results are more highly valued than individual accomplishments. Thus, the position is expected foremost to contribute to the design and development of integrated Center products, and to ensure successful delivery of scientific information and tools to managers. This assignment is directed at improving the understanding of ecological and socioeconomic aspects of the Appalachian landscape. Assignments includes a comprehensive status assessment conducted of pre-existing or ongoing work that could contribute to better understanding of environmental threats and their relationship to environmental services. This work will be used to help design a landscape-scale assessment of environmental threats and ecosystem services in collaboration with the Appalachian Landscape Conservation Cooperative. The assessment will: (1) summarize existing threat assessment efforts of major stressors including measures of ecosystems integrity, function, or sustainability, and identification of endemic species or trust species affected, (2) identify knowledge gaps and/or limitations to existing tools, methodology, and approaches, and (3) identify a framework and propose a process to facilitate a comprehensive assessment. Technology transfer and collaboration with stakeholders are essential components of the position. The position requires advanced understanding of landscape processes, forest and watershed ecology, and conservation. The successful candidate will have demonstrated expertise in analyzing complex environmental and social issues at broad spatial scales. Advanced understanding and experience with GIS, ecological modeling, or comparative risk assessment are desired. Excellent communication skills and ability to work in a collaborative team environment are essential. Candidates meeting the qualifications and interested in the position should contact Ginny Burgess (glburgess@fs.fed.us) no later than September 6, 2013 and provide your name, address, and email. Please do not send résumés and/or transcripts when responding to this outreach notice. It is anticipated that the vacancy announcement will be posted on USAJobs. For more information about the position contact Danny C Lee, EFETAC Center Director, at (828) 257-4854 or e-mail dclee@fs.fed.us. Posted: 8/12/13.

Directors, Forest Management and Research: The USDA Forest Service's Washington Office has 3 job announcements for Executive level natural resource leadership positions. Two are in Research and one is in the National Forest System. Below are the job titles, a link to their USA Jobs vacancy announcement, and a short description of each position: 1) Research and Development Director for Resources Use Science and applications are being accepted until August 21, 2013. The Director, Resource Use Sciences (RUS), Washington Office, serves as a member of the Forest Service R&D executive staff and, as such, is responsible for providing national leadership to comprehensive scientific programs, many of which have worldwide impact on providing fundamental and applied knowledge to important environmental, conservation, and utilization problems. The incumbent's responsibilities include national program and budget development and oversight aimed at ensuring that the knowledge and technology for managing and utilizing the nation's natural resources are available to resource utilization managers. The scope of the incumbent's specific responsibilities is complex including research in economics, social sciences, urban forestry, wildlife, fish, and utilization. 2) Research and Development Director for Forest Management Sciences. Applications are being accepted until August 28, 2013. The Director of Forest Management Sciences (FMS), Washington Office, serves as a member of the Forest Service Executive Staff and, as such, is responsible for providing national leadership to comprehensive scientific programs, many of which have worldwide impact on providing fundamental and applied knowledge to important environmental, conservation, and utilization problems. The incumbent's responsibilities include national program and budget development and oversight aimed at ensuring that the knowledge and technology for managing the Nation's natural resources arc available to resource managers. The scope of the incumbent's specific responsibilities covers an exceptionally broad and complex array of research spanning multidisciplinary components that must be successfully integrated to solve vegetation management and protection knowledge and technology gaps. These major components include research in silviculture, forest ecology, genetics, rangeland ecology, microbiology, entomology, pathology, fire sciences, and climate change. 3) The National Forest Management Director and the National Watershed, Fish, Wildlife, Air and Rare Plants Director (vice Anne Zimmermann). Applications accepted until August 19. The Director, Watershed, Wildlife, Fish, Air, and Rare Plants Staff, serves as program leader and technical director of Forest Services programs involving conservation, development, and manipulation of wildlife and fish habitats. For more information, please contact: Monica Tomosy, National Wildlife Research Program Leader and Liaison to the National Climate Change and Wildlife Science Center, USDA Forest Service Research and Development, Arlington, VA, mstomosy@fs.fed.us, 703-402-5625. See also: Climate Science Centers. Posted: 8/8/13.

Restoration Ecologist - Cooperative Extension: The Department of Plant Sciences, University of California, Davis, seeks to fill an 11-month, career-track position at the Assistant Specialist in Cooperative Extension level. This academic position has 100% Cooperative Extension (CE) responsibilities and will be located in the Department of Plant Sciences in the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences at the UC Davis. The research and extension focus of the candidate will address restoration and conservation in working landscapes, ranging from natural to managed ecosystems (e.g., grasslands, woodlands, as well as associated freshwater wetlands). The position should address conservation and restoration of Californian plant communities that enhance productivity, wildlife habitat, fertile soil, erosion control, pollination, air and water quality, or pest management. This CE specialist will bring statewide leadership, visibility, and cohesion to the research and extension efforts of an interdisciplinary team of CE academics and Agricultural Experiment Station (AES) faculty as well as private and public stakeholders. This position will support relevant UC Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources (ANR) strategic initiatives and program teams. Research will be conducted in the laboratories and fields at UC Davis, on diverse stakeholder lands (e.g. nature reserves, local, state and federal lands, and commercial farms and ranches), and/or at UC field stations located throughout California. This CE specialist is expected to develop a nationally-recognized research and extension program, secure extramural funding, and publish research results in appropriate refereed journals and extension publications. The appointee will also organize, coordinate or participate in meetings/workshops with CE academics and other stakeholders in multiple venues. Meeting these expectations will require extensive in-state travel. The appointee will have the opportunity to support graduate teaching missions of the department and to be a member of graduate programs. In support of affirmative action, CE programs are expected to include outreach to ethnic minorities, women, and other underrepresented clientele. Qualifications: Ph.D. in restoration ecology, ecosystem management, rangeland ecology, plant ecology, plant biology, plant science, weed science, soil ecology, or a closely related field with an emphasis in restoration ecology. Applicants must have leadership ability, restoration expertise and communication skills. Ability to conduct independent research and outreach in restoration ecology must be demonstrated. Apply at http://recruitments.plantsciences.ucdavis.edu/. Please include statements of research and extension interests, curriculum vitae, publication list, copies of 3 of your most important research publications, copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts (if within 5 years of either degree), and the names, e-mail addresses, and telephone numbers of at least five professional references. For administrative questions regarding the application process, please email Ms. Dee Madderra (damadderra@ucdavis.edu). Review of the applications for this position will begin May 1, 2014. Joe DiTomaso, Chair, Search Committee, Department of Plant Sciences, Mail Stop 2, One Shields Ave., University of California, Davis, Davis, CA 95616. Telephone 530-752-1843, E-mail: jmditomaso@ucdavis.edu. Posted: 2/24/14, revised: 4/16/14.

Extension Educator, Hardwood Biofuels: Washington State University (WSU) is currently seeking to fill an Extension Educator, E-2 (equivalent to Assistant Professor) position, for the Advanced Hardwood Biofuels Northwest grant. Official title: Regional Extension Specialist and Educator, E-2. This position is a full-time, 12-month, temporary, non-tenure track faculty position renewable annually through 8/31/2016, funding permitted, located in Everett, WA. Required: Earned Master's Degree in related field; proficiency in computer technology, including word processing, spreadsheets, electronic slide presentations, and email; demonstrated experience in planning, organizing, and delivering effective education and outreach programs. Application closing date is March 10, 2014. To apply visit: https://www.wsujobs.com. For questions about the position contact Kevin Zobrist, 425-357-6017, kevin.zobrist@wsu.edu. Posted: 2/18/14.

Cropping Systems: Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center, Uvalde is seeking a Research Associate to join the Vegetable Physiology and Crop Ecophysiology programs to actively participate in a multidisciplinary Cropping System project. The project involves deficit irrigation strategies (ET based) under center pivot in a crop rotational system with cotton, corn, wheat, onion, pepper, and melon germplasm. The candidate will evaluate and quantify root and canopy traits associated with drought tolerance, and determine the spatial and temporal variability of those traits and their association with water use efficiency, yield and quality. He/she will use gas exchange analyzer, minirhizotrons, soil/plant sensors, and dataloggers to collect and process phenotypic data. He/she will use statistical models to interpret data and summarize results for reports, scientific publications and presentations. The candidate will also assist in the preparation of grant proposals and train/supervise students and technicians as needed. Required qualifications include a Master of Science in plant/crop physiology, horticulture, agronomy, soil science or closely related field or B.S. degree in a relevant field plus two years of related professional experience; excellent English communication skills, and an ability to interact in a multicultural environment. Preferred qualifications include Ph.D. degree in horticulture, agronomy or related discipline. The initial employment is for two years, with continued hire based on progress and financial support. For additional information please contact Dr. Daniel Leskovar at (d-leskovar@tamu.edu). Review of applications will begin May 25, 2014 and will continue until a suitable candidate is identified. Interested parties should apply at https://greatjobs.tamu.edu/ for NOV#07698.

Technology Development for Agricultural Water Use/Crop Evapotranspiration: Our interdisciplinary team (Plant Physiologists, Biometeorologists, and Engineers) is seeking a postdoctoral research associate to further the development and validation of our recently patented surface renewal technology. This technology provides growers with a cost-effective way to measure real-time, site-specific evapotranspiration, and has been calibrated extensively in vineyards against eddy covariance and weighing lysimetry. The research associate will: utilize existing datasets collected across a broad range of cropping surfaces to evaluate our new surface renewal calculations; establish and maintain stations in a variety of field settings including vineyards and a newly established orchard containing a weighing lysimeter; develop and test a field-ready prototype for irrigation management while working closely with industry partners; test the effectiveness of the tool to detect crop stress thresholds that trigger irrigation events; and/or evaluate its potential as a tool to fight forest fires and forecast yields of row crops. This position is funded for two years through the USDA-ARS Postdoctoral Research Associate Program. The research associate would be housed in the McElrone lab on the UC Davis campus. Refer to: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/365413800 for further information on Postdoctoral Research Associate Jobs, complete application instructions, and the full text announcement. For more details, please contact Dr. Andrew J. McElrone, Research Plant Physiologist, USDA-ARS, Department of Viticulture and Enology, University of California, Davis CA 95616 USA. Phone: 530-754-9763, Email: ajmcelrone@ucdavis.edu. Posted: 3/26/14.

Grassland Soil and Water Research Scientist: The USDA-Agricultural Research Service Grassland Soil and Water Research Lab (GSWRL) in Temple, TX has the following vacancy for a permanent scientist to conduct basic and applied research related to water resource impacts on contaminant fate and transport, nutrient cycling, carbon sequestration, livestock production, and/or hydrologic processes on both cropland and rangeland. Details and application procedures are available at USAjobs. Research at GSWRL focuses on climate change, bioenergy, cropping systems, and hydrology, and there are many opportunities to collaborate with nearby universities. Nearby Austin, TX provides diverse cultural amenities. Closes: 8/27/13. Posted: 8/2/13.

Application of Ecological State-And-Transition Models to Arid Ecosystem Management: The Jornada Experimental Range in Las Cruces, New Mexico is recruiting a post-doctoral researcher/college assistant professor to participate in research and lead projects in the application of ecological state-and-transition models to management of arid ecosystems. The Jornada is a leader in the application of ecosystem state-and-transition models to land management and in the development of globally applied ecosystem monitoring and assessment protocols. This position provides an opportunity to develop applications that will be applied by government agencies, private landowners, and other land managers to increase the sustainable management of rangelands in the United States, Africa, Asia and Latin America. For more information, visit http://www.landscapetoolbox.org. This is a full-time position (planned for two years with the possibility of continuation depending on funding) with New Mexico State University. The Jornada Experimental Range is a research unit of the USDA Agricultural Research Service, and is located on the New Mexico State University campus. The incumbent will work with scientists at the Jornada Experimental Range to support the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) Chihuahuan Desert Ecoregional Assessment by conducting background research and compiling existing datasets and models on each of the conservation targets, and developing conceptual models that link the conservation targets to the management questions by considering the effects of the change agents and management actions. The incumbent will also be responsible for develop a database that describes plant community responses to disturbance activities on Department of Defense lands with respect to ecological sites and states, working with Jornada technicians to gather data on the location, type and plant community response to training activities on ecological sites on three DoD installations. The position will also provide opportunities to develop innovative research on threshold transitions and resilience of desert plant communities. Possible research topics include: defining multi-scale state-and-transition models to describe how processes of different magnitudes and frequencies affect desert ecosystems; examining the influence of soil loss and deposition due to wind erosion on large-scale state transitions. Qualifications: PhD degree (in hand by hire date) in ecology, soil science, or a related natural resources field. Experience with and understanding of state-and-transition modeling of ecological systems and their applications to natural resource management. Proficiency in geographic information systems (GIS) and remote sensing. Demonstrated experience in data collection, management, statistical analysis, and synthesis. Good oral and written communication skills with demonstrated experience in communicating with scientific and public audiences through a variety of media formats, including peer-review publications and project reports. Experience in designing and developing software applications for GIS or statistical analysis is desired. A start date of September 1, 2013 is preferred, but negotiable. See the full job ad for details and to apply. If you have questions, please contact Dr. Jason Karl at jkarl@nmsu.edu or 575-646-1301. Posted: 7/8/13.

Statistics/Machine Learning and Bird Species Distributions: Postdoctoral Associate, Cornell Lab of Ornithology. We seek to hire a postdoctoral associated in the Information Science program to conduct original statistical and machine learning research to advance the understanding of species distributions at continental extents for ecological studies and conservation planning. The IS program develops data intensive techniques and applies them to massive quantities of bird observational data, with the goal of using these big data techniques for basic and/or applied research that contributes directly to the conservation of biological diversity at the species, population, or community level. This is an exciting opportunity to work with very large and biologically meaningful datasets in the pursuit of applied conservation biology related to issues such as energy development/extraction (wind and natural gas), land-use changes, environmental contaminants, and endangered species biology. The successful applicant will work within a team to estimate patterns of bird species abundance through space and time and utilizing the eBird database, a database containing information on counts of birds observed by a global network of volunteer observers. This is a one-year term appointment: 8/1/13-7/31/14. QUALIFICATIONS: * A PhD in statistics, machine learning or a closely related field * A passion for applying rigorous basic research in statistics and computer science to solve pressing issues of biodiversity conservation at the local, regional, and global levels * A track record of independent research * Familiarity with the analysis of spatially and temporally structured data * Proficiency in R including experience in high performance computing environments * Excellent oral and written communication skills * Must have a record of successfully meeting schedules and milestones of research projects that involve multiple stages and several participants* Must have a strong record of enhancing the performance of a multi-disciplinary research team and conducting research that supports the needs and mission of the program. APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Send a letter of application, complete resume, list of references to: Susan Taggart, Cornell Lab of Ornithology, 159 Sapsucker Woods Road, 283A Johnson Center for Birds & Biodiversity, Ithaca, NY 14850. Inquiries about position specifics can be directed to Steve Kelling, Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY 14850. Phone: 607-254-2478; Email stk2@cornell.edu. Review of applicants will continue until the position is filled. Posted: 7/17/13.

Quantitative Ecology: We seek a postdoctoral associate to work with a team of researchers in developing hierarchical statistical models to estimate monarch butterfly population abundances and demographic parameters in North America. The goal is to track dynamics at each life history stage of this unique and iconic migratory species to determine 1) which stage(s) may be linked to declines observed in wintering populations in Mexico and 2) the factors that may be driving those declines. Data come from several continental-scale, volunteer-based monitoring programs. The postdoctoral associate will work collaboratively to develop models, carry out analyses, and write manuscripts and proposals. Applicants must hold a PhD in ecology, biology, statistics, or a related field by the start of the position. Applicants are expected to have a strong background in ecology, mathematical and/or statistical modeling, and experience with publishing scientific research. Knowledge of program R is required; experience in Bayesian analysis or hierarchical models is a plus. This position is in Elise Zipkin’s Quantitative Ecology Lab at Michigan State University with opportunities to travel to meet with collaborators, attend workshops and conferences, and become involved in other lab projects. This is a full-time, 12-month, fixed-term position, with reappointment conditional on satisfactory performance. To apply, email as a single PDF: 1) a cover letter (2-pg max) with your research interests and qualifications for this position, 2) CV, 3) list of three references with contact information, and 4) one recent first-authored publication, to both: Dr. Elise Zipkin, Department of Zoology, MSU (ezipkin@msu.edu) and Dr. Leslie Ries, Department of Biology, UMD (lries@umd.edu). Please use the subject heading “PostDoc Application”. Posted: 6/30/14.

Quantitative 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 studying the effects of environmental stressors (including climate change, invasive species, and habitat alteration). Specific projects will include predicting the effects of climate change on woodland caribou distributions and examining lake ice conditions across the Northern Hemisphere for over the past 100+ years. 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 June 20, 2014 and continue until the position is filled. Preferred start date is August 1, 2014, 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: 6/6/14.

Quantitative Ecologist: Montana State University (MSU) and U.S. Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station (RMRS) in Bozeman, Montana seek a motivated quantitative ecologist to join a multi-disciplinary effort examining effects of climate change and mountain pine beetle disturbance on vegetation structure and composition, fire dynamics, and habitat suitability of selected woodpecker species. Synergistic interactions of climate, mountain pine beetle and wildfire are likely to catalyze landscape-scale changes in vegetation distributions, forest structure, and wildlife habitat suitability. Primary work will be linking models of an ecosystem process, including a fire model (FireBGCv2, C-coded) with a model of mountain pine beetle demography (Matlab-coded), with a model of wildlife habitat suitability (R-coded). The linked models will allow for tracking tree and stand-level mortality in response to climate change and mountain pine beetle disturbance, and the associated interactions with fire, land management activities, and wildlife habitat suitability. The job will be located at RMRS on the MSU campus, Bozeman, MT and the successful candidate will be expected to spend work-time among Bozeman, Logan, UT, and Missoula, MT. Duties include acquiring, analyzing, and managing large climate databases; integrating models of mountain pine beetle demographics, fire, and avian demographics; analyzing spatial and tabular modeling results; manuscript preparation and publication; and oral presentations at workshops and scientific meetings. Duties require travel, the ability to publish research findings in a variety of formats including peer-reviewed professional journals and government technical reports, and the ability to develop collaborative relationships with professional colleagues. Qualifications: The applicant should have: (1) a Ph.D. focused on applied mathematical modeling or biostatistics in ecology or natural resources, or sufficient research experience to perform required tasks; (2) excellent quantitative skills; (3) a demonstrated ability to publish in peer-reviewed journals; and (4) strong motivation to work independently and as a team member. The successful applicant is preferred to have strong interest and skills in computer modeling. Ideally, the candidate will have experience in use of C and Matlab programming, and extensive database management skills. Experience with spatial data manipulation (e.g., ArcGis and/or ERDAS) and statistical (R) software, and associated programs (e.g., Python) are also strongly desired. Importantly, the candidate will have a background in ecology or natural resources. The position will be for two years, potentially renewable for an additional year based on performanceand funding. Successful applicant will be an employee of MSU. Salary is $50k plus fringe benefits. Applications should include a two-page statement of research interests and accomplishments as they relate to the position, a full CV, and the names and contact information for three references. Send CV, statement of interest, reference list, cover letter, and copies of 3 relevant publications to Dr. Victoria Saab at vsaab@fs.fed.us. For more information contact Dr. Saab, Dr. Barbara Bentz (bbentz@fs.fed.us) or Dr. Rachel Loehman (rloehman@fs.fed.us), and see websites Birds and Burns Network; Western Bark Beetle; and Climate-Fire Dynamics Group. Posted: 2/5/14.

Quantitative Ecology: We seek a recent PhD with strong math and statistics skills to join a project recommended for funding by NSF that will develop new approaches to modeling the environmental drivers of population dynamics and their effects. The ideal candidate will have experience with quantitative biological modeling and data analysis and research interests in population and community ecology. The post-doc will be housed in Peter Adler’s lab at Utah State University, but will spend one month per year at Cornell with Steve Ellner and Giles Hooker, and will also collaborate with Robin Snyder of Case Western Reserve University. The project will focus on improving methods for model selection (which environmental covariates should we include in demographic models?) and for fitting nonlinear norms of reaction. The post-doc’s efforts will center on empirical applications of the new methods to long-term data sets from semi-arid plant communities. Depending on the candidate’s interests, applications include forecasting population responses to environmental change, testing theory about the population and community consequences of environmental variability, and explaining life histories in varying environments. Salary starts at $40k and the position is funded for over 2.5 yrs. See the complete position description and application instructions. Contact Peter Adler (peter.adler [at] usu.edu) with questions. Review Date: 2-24-2014. Posted: 1/28/14.

Quantitative Ecologist: Department of Ecology, Evolution and Natural Resources, Rutgers University. The Winfree lab seeks an outstanding postdoctoral scientist to conduct research on global change, biodiversity and ecosystem functioning, using pollinators and pollination as a model system. The successful candidate could develop an original field research project, and/or candidates who are primarily modelers could collaborate with Winfree lab members to analyze our extensive existing data sets on plant-pollinator interactions, crop pollination services, and/or landscape-scale habitat use. Two-year, full-time position with annual salary $49k plus excellent benefits. Qualifications: Applicants must have a Ph.D in ecology or a related field, a strong publication record, excellent statistical and simulation modeling skills using R, and experience leading successful field research project(s). The successful candidate will likely have expertise in one of more of the following fields: pollination ecology, biodiversity-ecosystem functioning, ecosystem services, landscape ecology. Applicants should send a single pdf file consisting of a letter of interest, CV, 2 representative publications, and contact information for three references to rwinfree@rutgers.edu, using "quantitative ecologist" as the subject line. Deadline for full consideration is 28 January 2014. Posted: 8/22/13, revised: 12/30/13.

Modeling Mountain Pine Beetle Spread: I offer a 1 year, renewable for a 2nd year, Postdoctoral fellowship ($47-55k + research stipend) for an excellent candidate to lead the design and building of a simulation model describing the easterly and northerly spread of the Mountain Pine Beetle (MPB) in Canada. Because of the aggregative nature of MPB colonization on trees, the anticipated approach would be to build a large scale Individual-based Model (IBM) that would capture the essential spatial structures of the spread dynamics, including movement, habitat selection, climate sensitivity, reproduction, mortality as well as potential management actions to be taken on the ground and an assessment of management consequences. This project fits into a high priority project area within the Canadian Forest Service. As a result, there are many other ongoing projects that can be connected to this MPB project, such as effects on carbon dynamics and carbon accounting, remote sensing detection of MPB impacts, climate change effects on forests, etc. The Postdoctoral Fellow will have the opportunity to link to these other projects to allow a potentially large influence in regional, national and international policies. Likewise, scientific understanding gained with this model could be large because of potential emergent phenomena. Partial Requirements: • Knowledge of the biological processes of movement/spread, reproduction, mortality, habitat selection of insects or animals in general • Proven skills with Individual Based Models and IBM software (e.g., NetLogo, SELES, Mason, R or other) with interest in learning these and others more deeply • Track record of peer reviewed publication. The position can start as early as the candidate is available and will be located in Pacific Forestry Center, Victoria, BC, Canada. For more details and full list of requirements, please see full announcement here: Eliot McIntire. Applicants should submit by email a short statement of interest, a current CV, and the names of three references. For further information, please contact me at: Eliot McIntire, Research Scientist, Canadian Forest Service and Adjunct Professor, Laval University eliot.mcintire@nrcan.gc.ca or +1-250-298-2374. Posted: 10/11/13.

Quantitative Ecology: The Poulsen Lab at Duke University is seeking an outstanding postdoc or data analyst to study the responses of plant and animal communities to human disturbance of tropical forests. The research will consist of two principal foci: (1) Evaluation of how changes in the animal community cascade to affect forest structure, composition and services through the modification or loss of ecological processes; (2) Assessment of forest composition, biomass and carbon stocks in relation to environmental and disturbance gradients. Specific topics include, but are not limited to, modeling of seedling recruitment, modeling of seed dispersal, comparison of survey methods for tropical animals, and quantification of carbon stocks. The position will consist of analyzing and modeling existing datasets, including both experimental and observational field data, and contributing to the writing of scientific papers. As such, we are looking for candidates with strong quantitative, programming, and modeling skills. In addition to the several papers that are already outlined, the successful candidate will have the latitude to explore additional questions/research avenues with the data. Minimum Qualifications Required: • Candidates must have obtained their PhD in ecology, environmental science, applied statistics or mathematics or a related field by the appointment start date. • Statistical and programming skills are essential. • Demonstrated writing skills, as evidenced by a record of publication, are necessary. • Candidates must demonstrate the ability to work well independently. Additional Qualifications • Experience with Bayesian analysis and fitting of maximum likelihood models is preferred. • Familiarity with Distance analysis, phenomenological models of seed dispersal and seedling recruitment, and GIS are all beneficial. • The best-qualified applicants will also have exceptional reasoning and analytical skills, and experience working or ability to work as part of an interdisciplinary team of scientists. Interested candidates should send an email describing their research interests and qualifications along with a CV and two representative publications to john.poulsen@duke.edu. The appointment is for one year (with potential for renewal), to begin as soon as possible. Posted: 12/9/13.

Statistical/Quantitative Ecology: Fixed term Associate Lecturer/ Lecturer level in Ecology (Ref: 1070H05). A 30-month fixed-term appointment in ecology is available within the Environmental and Conservation Sciences cluster at Murdoch University (School of Veterinary and Life Sciences). The successful applicant will complement existing research strengths in terrestrial ecology (plant, forest health, wildlife, protected area management) and aquatic ecology (freshwater ecology and restoration). Expertise in statistical/quantitative techniques is desirable. Early career scientists are encouraged to apply. Applicants should note that this position replaces a staff member seconded elsewhere for a 30 month period. Applicants must possess a PhD and evidence of the ability to engage in high quality research, including publications in the international literature. Evidence of the ability to develop an externally funded research program via nationally competitive grants is desirable. Teaching responsibilities will include involvement with post-graduate classes in terrestrial and aquatic ecology, research methods and contributions to other related ecology units (e.g. undergraduate ecology field trips). Position closes 1 November. See the full job ad for details. Posted: 10/17/13.

Quantitative Ecologist, Climate Change, Disturbance, and Birds: Montana State University and U.S. Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station (RMRS) in Bozeman, Montana seek a motivated post-doctoral ecologist to join a multi-disciplinary effort examining effects of climate change and mountain pine beetle disturbance on vegetation structure and composition, fire dynamics, and habitat suitability of selected woodpecker species. Synergistic interactions of climate, mountain pine beetle and wildfire are likely to catalyze landscape-scale changes in vegetation distributions, forest structure, and wildlife habitat suitability. Primary work will be linking models of an ecosystem process, including a fire model (FireBGCv2, C-coded) with a model of mountain pine beetle demography (Matlab-coded), with a model of wildlife habitat suitability (R-coded). The linked models will allow for tracking tree and stand-level mortality in response to climate change and mountain pine beetle disturbance, and the associated interactions with fire, land management activities, and wildlife habitat suitability. The job will be located at RMRS on the MSU campus, Bozeman, MT and the successful candidate will be expected to spend work-time among Bozeman, Logan, UT, and Missoula, MT. Duties include acquiring, analyzing, and managing large climate databases; integrating models of mountain pine beetle demographics, fire, and avian demographics; analyzing spatial and tabular modeling results; manuscript preparation and publication; and oral presentations at workshops and scientific meetings. Duties require travel, the ability to publish research findings in a variety of formats including peer-reviewed professional journals and government technical reports, and the ability to develop collaborative relationships with professional colleagues. Qualifications: The applicant should have: (1) a Ph.D. focused on applied mathematical modeling or biostatistics in ecology or natural resources; (2) excellent quantitative skills; (3) a demonstrated ability to publish in peer-reviewed journals; and (4) strong motivation to work independently and as a team member. The successful applicant is preferred to have strong interest and skills in computer modeling. Ideally, the candidate will have experience in use of C and Matlab programming, and extensive database management skills. Experience with spatial data manipulation (e.g., ArcGis and/or ERDAS) and statistical (R) software, and associated programs (e.g., Python) are also strongly desired. Importantly, the candidate will have a background in ecology or natural resources. The post-doctoral appointment will be for two years, potentially renewable for an additional year based on performance and funding. Successful applicant will be an employee of MSU. Salary is $50k plus fringe benefits. We will begin reviewing applications on 1 September 2013 and will consider applicants until the position is filled. The ideal start date for the position will be between October and December 2013. Applications should include a two-page statement of research interests and accomplishments as they relate to the position, a full CV, and the names and contact information for three references. Send CV, statement of interest, reference list, cover letter, and copies of 3 relevant publications to Dr. Victoria Saab at vsaab@fs.fed.us. For more information contact Dr. Saab, Dr. Barbara Bentz (bbentz@fs.fed.us) or Dr. Rachel Loehman (rloehman@fs.fed.us). Posted: 8/20/13.

Biostatistician: Senior Research Scientist, State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry. Salary Range: low $50s to mid $60s commensurate with experience. Duration: Through March 2018 with continuation dependent upon funding. Location: Albany, NY (New York State DEC Headquarters). This position will work closely with the New York State DEC Bureau of Wildlife staff to plan, design, and conduct statewide and regional harvest surveys, population monitoring, and research activities that are integral to a variety of New York’s wildlife management programs. The position involves the creation, manipulation, analysis and maintenance of complex data sets derived from a variety of user surveys and field studies throughout New York State. Computer programs for data processing need to be maintained and written in Access, and several Visual FoxPro programs need to be maintained until they are replaced by Access programs. Analyses primarily relate to estimation of population indices and harvests from annual survey data, and development and application of population models. The Senior Research Scientist also serves as a consultant to Bureau of Wildlife staff throughout the state and research collaborators, providing direct support with statistical analyses, guidance on sampling designs, evaluation of project proposals to ensure statistical validity, assistance with preparation and review of technical reports and manuscripts, and response to data requests from staff and the public. The position will primarily serve the needs of the Game Management Section, but will be expected to provide as much support as possible for the Wildlife Diversity Section and to our university research partners. The position will provide recommendations to various wildlife program specialists and management teams through collaboration in all project phases from conception to completion. See the full job ad for details and to apply. Be sure to include contact information for a minimum of 3 references in your resume/CV. Submit materials by May 12, 2014 to ensure optimal consideration. Posted: 4/16/14.

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 link above. Posted: 2/4/13, revised: 2/5/13, 6/28/13, 8/15/13.

Linking Coastal Nutrient Loading to Coastal Impacts: Postdoctoral Position. Washington State University Vancouver’s Global Change and Watershed Biogeochemistry lab seeks an individual to participate in a multi-year, international, interdisciplinary effort to understand and model impacts of nutrient loading to coastal ecosystems at regional to global scales. A Ph.D. is required, and desired areas of expertise include biogeochemistry, biogeochemical or hydrological modeling, and coastal remote sensing. The position will be full-time and includes benefits. WSU Vancouver is a vibrant, rapidly growing institution located within the greater Portland/Vancouver metropolitan area, near the Columbia River, Cascade Mountains and coastal ocean, and as such offers an exceptional quality of life. To apply send statement of research interests, curriculum vitae, copies of relevant publications, and names and contact information of 3 persons willing to serve as references via email to: Dr. John A. Harrison (john_harrison@wsu.edu). Applications will be evaluated upon receipt and will receive full consideration if received by March 15. Posted: 2/7/14.

Global Ecohydrological Modelling: We have a postdoc position ‘Ecohydrology and Environmental Sciences’ available for 2.5 years at Utrecht University, the Netherlands. Postdoc Global modelling of vegetation dynamics and feedbacks: linking carbon, water and nitrogen. Vegetation strongly interacts with climate through a myriad of feedbacks involving the carbon, water and nitrogen cycle. This is important in global change scenarios with an increase of CO2, an increase of N deposition in large parts of the world, and an increase of extremes in precipitation and droughts. Recently, dynamic vegetation models have incorporated detailed hydrology, the interplay of the carbon-nitrogen cycle, and the way vegetation adapts to CO2. However, it is still unclear how these processes interact with and feedback to the global climate. By coupling dynamic vegetation models to global climate models, and analysing the different future IPCC scenarios including anthropogenic land use changes, we aim to quantify these feedbacks. Requirements: You should have a PhD degree in earth sciences/environmental sciences/ecology/climatology or another relevant field, an excellent publication record, proven analytical and modelling skills on global scale, and a positive attitude to interdisciplinary research and team work. Furthermore you have the writing skills to be competitive in applying for additional funding during the period of your employment. For more information, please see the full job ad. Deadline: 1/15/14. Posted: 12/27/13.

Watershed Modeling: The Ohio State University - Ecological Engineering Program & Aquatic Ecology Laboratory. Drs. Jay F. Martin and Stuart A. Ludsin have 2 years of support for a Post-doctoral Scientist to contribute to an ongoing biophysical modeling project that is focused on Lake Erie and its watershed. The incumbent will lead a major modeling effort in support of a funded 4-year NSF Combined Human and Natural Systems project that is investigating linkages among climate change, ecology, and human behavior (e.g., farmers, decision-makers) in the largely agricultural Maumee River watershed, which is a primary source of sediments and nutrients to western Lake Erie. The Post-doc's primary responsibilities will be two-fold: 1) predict how climate and watershed land use interact to affect downstream (Lake Erie) ecosystem attributes (e.g., water clarity, harmful algal blooms, fisheries production) by integrating an existing SWAT watershed model that is driven by climate and land use/management with established statistical models from western Lake Erie; and 2) to determine if changes in human behavior across the watershed can offset the expected impacts of climate change on Lake Erie ecosystem services. This latter objective will be achieved by modeling ecosystem scenarios in which a regional climate model is used to drive linked, spatially-explicit models of public policy, farmer behavior, land management change, and the biophysical system. Because the SWAT model has been calibrated and validated, the successful candidate can immediately begin performing management and climate scenarios, as well as publishing results. The Post-doc will be co-supervised by Drs. Martin and Ludsin and work closely with an interdisciplinary team of Ohio State faculty, researchers, and students that includes social scientists, economists and communication specialists. 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 participate in field and lab work, gain university teaching experience, attend training workshops, and write research grants. Support to attend scientific meetings will be provided annually. Location: The incumbent would join a dynamic, interactive group of faculty, post-docs, and students at the Aquatic Ecology Laboratory (AEL), which is housed within the Department of Evolution, Ecology, and Organismal Biology, or the Ecological Engineering Program, which is located within the department of Food, Agricultural & Biological Engineering. Office space would be provided on Ohio State's main campus in Columbus. Qualifications: A successful applicant will be creative, motivated, and capable of working both independently and cooperatively within an interdisciplinary group. Minimum qualifications include a PhD in ecology, engineering, aquatic sciences, biostatistics, or a related field. Strong quantitative and communication skills are required. Ideal candidates will have extensive experience using SWAT models to analyze watershed hydrology and nutrient transport. Additional experience in ecological engineering, aquatic ecology and familiarity with GIS is desired. How to apply: Electronically submit a cover letter, CV, and names/contact information of three references to Stuart Ludsin at ludsin.1@osu.edu and Jay Martin at martin.1130@osu.edu (please put "NSF-CHNS Post-Doc" in the subject line). We have begun reviewing applications and will continue until a suitable candidate is found. An ideal start date would be March 2014. Feel free to direct questions to Drs. Ludsin and Martin. Posted: 2/17/14.

Dryland Ecohydrology & Vegetation Dynamics: We are seeking a postdoctoral researcher to study the ecohydrology of dryland ecosystems. The project will utilize a water balance simulation model to answer questions about plant community and ecosystem-scale water dynamics of grassland, shrubland and dryland forest ecosystems in response to altered disturbance regimes and climate conditions across western North America. This position will be a part of a larger collaborative research team led by the USGS Southwest Biological Science Center (Flagstaff, AZ) and the University of Wyoming (Laramie, WY.). The position will be located in Flagstaff. This work is funded by the U.S. Geological Survey and the U.S. Forest Service and will build upon on regional datasets of driving and response variables. The ideal candidate will have a Ph.D. in ecology, ecohydrology, ecosystem ecology, 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 both collaboratively and independently. A strong quantitative and programming background, interest and experience in working with simulation models, and familiarity with R, are essential. To apply, please send and CV and brief statement of research interests to the contacts below. Review of applicants will begin on May 27, 2014. Questions about this opportunity may be directed to John Bradford (jbradford@usgs.gov, 928-523-7766) or William Lauenroth (wlauenro@uwyo.edu, 307-766-4353). Posted: 5/9/14.

Wetland Biogeochemistry and Microbial Ecology: A postdoctoral position is available in the Department of Biology at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia. PIs Neubauer (wetland biogeochemistry), Franklin (microbial ecology), and Brown (molecular biology) are looking for a highly motivated postdoc to work on a NSF-funded project aimed at understanding the role of microbial community structure on ecosystem function and responses to environmental change. The project will include complementary observational and manipulative experiments to look at wetland responses to saltwater intrusion, at microbial/molecular scales up to the ecosystem level. The postdoc will direct a field salinity manipulation experiment and oversee biogeochemical analyses associated with the project. There is flexibility for the postdoc to also initiate other projects that are related to the broad goals of the NSF grant. Depending on the postdoc's interests, there will be opportunities to learn molecular methods (e.g., metagenomics, metatranscriptomics, qPCR). The postdoc will be expected to collect and analyze field and laboratory data, prepare manuscripts for publication, and share research findings at scientific conferences. Expertise in some or all of the following areas is desired: Wetland ecology, biogeochemistry, ecosystem ecology, and/or microbial ecology. Strong candidates will possess the following attributes: - A strong publication record (papers published, in press, and/or submitted). - Demonstrated experience and skills with both field and lab work. - Creativity, independence, and the desire to learn new things. - Excellent written and oral communication skills. All candidates must have received a Ph.D. in a relevant field. The position is available for up to 3 years, with the first year serving as a probationary period. Review of applications will begin on June 15, 2014 and will continue until the position is filled. The start date is flexible, but we would like someone to be in the position by the end of summer 2014 or early in the fall. Applications should include a brief cover letter, curriculum vitae, a brief description of past research accomplishments and future research goals (under two pages), and the names and contact information for three references. All materials should be submitted as a single combined PDF file to Dr. Scott Neubauer (sneubauer@vcu.edu) for consideration. Posted: 6/9/14.

Wetland Hydrology and Biogeochemistry: The Department of Oceanography at the University of Hawaii invites applications for a full-time Postdoctoral Researcher in Wetland Hydrology and Biogeochemistry for a 1-year appointment, with the possibility of renewal based on performance and funding. The successful candidate must have a Ph.D. and a strong background in Hydrology and Biogeochemistry, and interact well in group settings, including lab and field environments. The candidate should be able to conduct measurements in the field under occasionally harsh environmental conditions. A system of canals and levees compartmentalizes the Everglades ecosystem and disrupts the natural flow of water. Specific research responsibilities will include conducting SF6 tracer release experiments in the marsh of the Florida Everglades to examine the effect of intentional levee degradation on water flow at multi-kilometer scale to collect data that can be used to adaptively manage ongoing ecosystem restoration efforts. The preferred candidate will also have experience working at the intersection between hydrology and biogeochemistry to address questions related to carbon cycling in the mangrove environment of the coastal Everglades. The successful applicant will join a research group focused on studying transport and mixing in natural waters, and carbon cycling in coastal environments. In addition to a background in Hydrology and Biogeochemistry, experience in methodologies used in tracer release experiments and carbon cycle research is preferred (in particular, familiarity with gas chromatography, NDIR analyzers, measurements of pH, alkalinity, and DIC, and knowledge of MATLAB and LabVIEW). It is expected that the candidate will actively participate in the publication of results from experiments in the Everglades. For questions about the position, or to apply for the position, please email Prof. David Ho at david.ho@hawaii.edu. Applicants should submit a personal statement describing research experience and interests, a curriculum vitae, relevant peer-reviewed publications, and names and contact information of three referees. Evaluation will begin March 1, 2014. Posted: 1/30/14.

Hydrologic and Water Quality Sensitivity to Climate and Land Use Change: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office or Research and Development, is seeking applications for an ORISE fellowship (research training opportunity) in the analysis of hydrologic and water quality sensitivity to climate and land use change. This research training opportunity will support projects with the overarching goal of improving our understanding of the implications of climate and land-use change for U.S. water quality, aquatic ecosystems and the built environment (e.g., stormwater systems). The successful candidate will collaborate with EPA staff to complete projects that may include (1) a national scale synthesis and assessment of the potential implications of climate change on water quality, (2) water and watershed modeling projects assessing hydrologic and water quality sensitivity of rivers, lakes, wetlands and coral reefs to climate change, and (3) assessment of the impacts, vulnerability, and strategies for adapting urban stormwater management to climate change including innovative approaches using green infrastructure. The successful candidate will be expected to help compile, analyze and synthesize hydrologic, water quality, and ecological data and information, and to contribute to written reports and manuscripts for submission to peer reviewed scientific journals. More information about the GCAS activities in NCEA. Qualifications: This opportunity targets a Ph.D. level candidate. Applicants must have received a Ph.D. degree in hydrology, aquatic ecology, environmental science, or a related field within four years of the desired starting date, or have completed all degree requirements prior to the start date. Experience with the use of scenario-based, ensemble modeling studies for assessing the impacts and vulnerability of water and watershed systems to climate change, and/or urban development is desirable. We are seeking a candidate able to start in the winter/spring 2014 time frame. The appointment is full-time for one year and may be renewed for up to two additional years upon recommendation of EPA and subject to availability of funds. The participant will receive a stipend of $74k per year. The participant does not become an EPA employee. How to Apply: The Research Participation Program for EPA is administered by the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education. For more information and to apply, please see the full announcement. The opportunity is located in the greater Washington, DC area (Arlington, VA). For additional technical information about this position please email Thomas Johnson at johnson.thomas@epa.gov. Posted: 11/26/13.

Plant/Ecosystem Water Cycling and Forest Stress Monitoring: We are seeking a postdoctoral scholar to study water cycling in an experimental pine-switchgrass intercropping system (60% effort) and manage a geographically distributed automated forest stress monitoring system (40% effort). For the pine-switch grass project, the objective is to develop a mechanistic understanding of resource use, sustainability, and competitive interactions between the C3 overstory trees and C4 understory grass. The focus will be on plant water relations and implications for ecosystem-level water cycling (e.g. site water balance). For the forest stress monitoring project, the focus will be on continuous automated monitoring of dominant overstory tree sap flux in relation to key meteorological parameters (precipitation, temperature, incident radiation, soil water content, VPD) at 12 sites distributed across the eastern U.S. to determine climatic conditions inducing physiological stress. Additionally, monitoring of fuel load moisture content will provide insights on climatic drivers of forest fire risk. For both positions, essential skills include ability to work across a broad range of job duties from field work to publication, familiarity with electronic instrumentation use and maintenance, proficiency in large-scale data management and analysis, and dedication to publication of project outputs. Interested persons should apply via https://jobs.ncsu.edu/postings/33180. Technical questions can be directed to Dr. John King (john_king@ncsu.edu), Professor, Department of Forestry and Environmental Resources, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC 27695 USA. 919.513.7855 (ph), 919.324.3620 (fx). Posted: 2/11/14.

Cloud Forest Ecohydrology and Ecosystem Services: Postdoctoral associate position in cloud forest ecohydrology, ecosystem services, and coupled natural-human systems at the University of New Hampshire. A postdoctoral associate position is available with a large interdisciplinary research project that will examine the ecohydrological and socioeconomic impacts, interactions, and feedbacks associated with Mexico’s Payments for Hydrological Services program. The primary focus of this position will be to understand how land use change influences stand water balance in a cloud forest zone in central Veracruz, including shade coffee plantations varying in management intensity and cloud forest secondary regeneration of different ages. There will also be substantial opportunity for the postdoctoral associate to explore his/her own specific research interests within this larger project. Additionally, s/he will work closely with other members of the research team to integrate these ecohydrological field measurements within a modeling framework to conduct watershed scale assessments of potential consequences of future land use change scenarios on hydrological services, and to assess trade-offs between different ecosystem services, particularly carbon sequestration and biodiversity. Fieldwork will be conducted in the Coatepec-Xalapa region of Veracruz, Mexico, while data analysis, writing, and project coordination activities will be conducted at the University of New Hampshire in Durham, NH. The postdoctoral associate will be expected to submit manuscripts to peer-reviewed journals, to present results at national and international scientific meetings, and to collaborate with other project researchers on interdisciplinary publications. The position will be based in the lab of Dr. Heidi Asbjornsen at UNH, and will involve close collaboration with Dr. Russ Congalton (UNH), Dr. Randy Kolka (USDA Forest Service Northern Research Station), and Dr. Friso Holwerda (National Autonomous University of Mexico). There will also be opportunities to collaborate with other scientists working on various aspects of the project, including watershed hydrology, modeling, biodiversity, carbon dynamics, and spatial analysis of landscape change. The project is funded by NSF’s Coupled Natural-Human Systems program. Minimum qualifications include a Ph.D. degree in plant ecophysiology, ecohydrology, or a related field, with demonstrated expertise with one or more of the following areas: sap flow techniques, throughfall measurements, and/or hydrometeorology. Candidates will require a strong analytical background, an ability to manage large data sets and to conduct and supervise fieldwork, and strong GIS skills (ArcGIS v 10). Additionally, the prospective candidate should have demonstrated strong work habits and communication skills, an ability to work independently as well as within an interdisciplinary research group, and success with producing publications based on individual research. Preferred qualifications include experience with integrating plant ecophysiological and hydrological data to examine ecohydrological implications of land use change, experience evaluating ecosystem carbon storage and/or biodiversity, and strong Spanish language skills. 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 on May 1, 2014, and will continue until the position is filled. The anticipated start date is October 2014, although some flexibility is available. The initial contract is for one year, with the possibility of continuation for up to three years. Posted: 4/2/14.

Forest Hydrologist: USDA Forest Service The Flathead National Forest (Kalispell, Montana) is seeking interested candidates for Forest Hydrologist, GS-1315-11. The duty station for this position is Kalispell, Montana. The vacancy announcement will be posted on USAJOBS under a MERIT announcement for current Federal employees. Duties: Conducts NEPA analysis for timber harvest, fuel reduction, road management, and special uses. Responsible for gathering field data to analyze effects of proposed management activities on watershed hydrology, channel morphology, aquatic habitat, and water quality. Works closely with interdisciplinary team members and decision-makers in project design and the development of mitigation measures. Identifies watershed improvement opportunities on the forest and coordinates with forest soil scientist and fisheries biologists to develop restoration plans. Plays a primary role in Burned Area Emergency Response as needed. Develops baseline, implementation, and effectiveness monitoring programs. Works closely with the forest aquatics program manager to develop annual program of work. Provides supervision and/or technical training for seasonal employees. Interested applicants, or those desiring further information, should contact the supervisor: Craig Kendall (ckendall@fs.fed.us,406-758-6485) by November 4, 2013. Posted: 9/27/13.

Hydrologist: A postdoctoral research project training opportunity is currently available at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Office of Research and Development (ORD), National Risk Management Research Laboratory (NRMRL). This appointment will be served with NRMRL Sustainable Technology Division (STD) in Cincinnati, Ohio. This project will study the implementation of green infrastructure at multiple scales in various urban sewersheds in different locations throughout the United States, and address residential- and street-level green-infrastructure (GI) in vacant lots, parks, and other types of land parcels. The research participant could be involved in the following: - Designing and undertaking interdisciplinary ecohydrological research involving GI as implemented in combined sewer communities in the United States - Researching quantifiable estimates of social, economic and environmental impacts of GI to understand its implications for sustainability in water resources management, stormwater runoff control, and correcting systems conditions that lead to undesirable combined sewer overflows. - Collecting field samples for agronomic, hydrometric and other environmental data to be used for developing links between landscape ecological endpoints and hydrological processes. These datasets will be used to pursue the development of linkages between landscape ecological endpoints and hydrological processes. For details and to apply, see the online advertisement: EPA-ORD/NRMRL-STD-2013-03. Posted: 9/10/13.

Groundwater Modelling and Tracers: CSIRO's Groundwater Hydrology Program requires a Postdoctoral Fellow to conduct innovative research in the general area of groundwater hydrology, with a particular focus on the use of environmental tracers in combination with numerical modelling of groundwater flow and transport to gain improved understanding of complex groundwater systems. Of special interest is the study of i) highly stressed (over-allocated or overused) aquifers, ii) groundwater and palaeovalleys, and iii) dynamics of surface water – groundwater interactions under conditions of climate change, land use change and land use intensification. To be successful you will have: A degree of Doctor of Philosophy in groundwater hydrology, earth sciences, or related area; Strong background in groundwater characterisation using among others environmental isotopes, applying such methods to groundwater problems across a range of scales, including surface water – groundwater interactions, recharge/discharge processes, and integrating these field observations with numerical models of groundwater flow and transport. Strong background in numerical modelling of groundwater flow and chemical transport. Proficiency with numerical inversion, and experience using high-performance supercomputing facilities and the development of scripts. Excellent communication skills and a strong track record in publishing in high-quality scientific journals. Proven ability to think independently, and work collaboratively as part of a diverse research team. Knowledge of hydrogeology and regional water management issues in Australia is desirable For details, see the full job ad: Reference Number: SA13/04953. Posted: 1/7/14.

Reactive Nitrogen Fluxes from Hydraulic Fracturing: The Department of Geology & Planetary Science at the University of Pittsburgh seeks a postdoctoral researcher for a Department of Energy-funded project that characterizes reactive nitrogen emissions and deposition fluxes associated with Marcellus hydraulic fracturing activity. The study combines passive and real-time sampling of NH3 and NOx at a representative Marcellus well-pad site with isotopic analysis of monitored gases from passive samplers and ecosystem components (vegetation, soils, soil water, surface water). The study aims to fill a critical knowledge gap in assessing how activities associated with individual wells may potentially alter gains in air quality and ecosystem improvements realized under the Clean Air Act and Amendments. It is expected that results will improve understanding of the impact of Marcellus extraction activities on ambient concentrations of NOx and other reactive N compounds, how they are distributed across well pad landscapes, and the fate of these emissions in the environment. Field campaigns and measurements will be conducted in collaboration with DOE-NETL scientists and isotopic analyses will be conducted at the Regional Stable Isotope Laboratory for Earth and Environmental Science Research. Funding is available immediately but could start as late as May 1, 2014 if necessary. Requirements include a Ph.D. in physical sciences or engineering, strong organizational, quantitative data analysis, and writing skills. Familiarity with nitrogen chemistry, atmospheric chemistry, isotope geochemistry, or modeling preferred. Review of applications will begin on January 31, 2014 and continue until the position is filled. Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, brief statement of research interests and the names and addresses of three referees. Please submit materials to Dr. Emily M. Elliott (eelliott@pitt.edu). Further information on related DOE-efforts in this area. Posted: 1/17/14.

Water Quality Outreach Specialist: National Great Rivers Research and Education Center (NGRREC), based at Lewis and Clark Community College, is currently accepting applications for a Water Quality Outreach Specialist who will, under the direction of the Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant, work with NGRREC to develop an extension and technology transfer program on nutrient and related water quality issues to inform community decision makers, policy makers and resource managers in the Mississippi River Basin and Gulf of Mexico, and work closely with IISG personnel, faculty and staff from the University of Illinois, NGRREC and appropriate state and federal agencies. See: NGRREC Job Postings/. Closes: 3/16/14. Posted: 2/19/14.

Groundwater Hydrology and Public Health: Two fracking-related fellowships open at the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC): Groundwater Hydrology Science Center Fellow (Tracking Code 235-427) - a two-year, full-time, post-doctoral fellow in our Washington, D.C. office to work on groundwater hydrology issues. The Groundwater Hydrology Science Fellow will be supported by NRDC’s Science Center, whose mission is to expand NRDC’s scientific capabilities and increase support for the role of science in public policy, and the post-doctoral fellow will work with a multi-disciplinary team in the NRDC Lands and Wildlife, Water, Health and Environment, Litigation and Nuclear programs. Deadline: 9/30/13. Public Health Research Fellow (Tracking Code 232-427) - a one-year, full-time Public Health Research Fellow. The Fellow will work with NRDC’s Health and Environment Program as part of a multi-disciplinary team of lawyers, policy specialists and scientists, to secure protections and safeguards from public health threats resulting from oil and gas development using hydraulic fracturing. The Fellow will be located in either NRDC’s San Francisco or Washington, D.C. office. Deadline: 9/15/13. For more details and to apply, visit http://www.nrdc.org/jobs/ and search for the Tracking Code. Posted: 8/12/13.

Land-use and Climate Change/Water and Greenhouse Gas Interactions of Shale Gas and Hydraulic Fracturing: Two Postdoc Positions: 1) Land-use and climate change, and 2) water and greenhouse gas interactions of shale gas and hydraulic fracturing Rob Jackson's Lab at Stanford University. The School of Earth Sciences, Woods Institute for the Environment, and Precourt Institute for Energy at Stanford University seek two full-time scientists in earth sciences, hydrology, ecology, biogeosciences or remote sensing to contribute to two projects. The first project, funded by USDA, examines the consequences of drought in the central U.S. on tree mortality and the carbon balance of the region. It examines the spatial extent of tree die-off, the underlying mechanisms behind tree mortality, and the consequences for regional carbon storage. The second project continues our long-term interest in the water and carbon consequences of different energy technologies. The funded project focuses on unconventional natural gas and oil extraction and asks two questions: 1) What are the water intensity, wastewater-generation, and drinking-water interactions of unconventional natural gas and oil extraction, and 2) How much methane and ethane are emitted to the atmosphere during the extraction and distribution of natural gas and oil compared to biological sources? Send a CV, statement of interests, and three letters of recommendation to: rob.jackson@stanford.edu. Stanford is an equal opportunity employer; minority applicants are strongly encouraged to apply. Applications will be reviewed as they are received. Please apply by April 15, 2014 for full consideration. Posted: 3/6/14.

Climate Science Outreach in Agriculture and Forestry: John Muir Institute of the Environment. The University of California at Davis and the USDA Pacific Southwest Forest Research Station invite applications for an outreach and education specialist in agricultural and natural resources impacts of climate change. As part to of the newly forming US Department of Agriculture Southwest Climate Hub, we seek a broadly trained scholar to work in the area of aggregating applied research of practical use for agricultural and natural resource management. USDA's regional hubs will deliver information to farmers, ranchers and forest landowners to help them adapt to climate change and weather variability. The Hubs will build capacity within USDA to provide information and guidance on technologies and risk management practices at regional and local scales. The position will coordinate efforts at the USDA Southwest Climate Science Hub (USDA SCSH), aggregating applied research of practical use for agricultural and natural resource management; creating and maintaining networks of partners within and beyond the University; and working with the USDASCSH team and other partners on fundraising, administering grants, oversight of knowledge management, and targeted engagement and communication with multiple stakeholders. The USDA Southwest Climate Science Hub will cover Arizona, Colorado, California, Hawaii, Nevada, New Mexico and Utah. The Academic Coordinator will partner with scientists at the USDA Forest Service, Agricultural Research Service, Natural Resources Conservation Service, and in the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences at UC Davis, to support USDA SCSH activities, primarily within California. Specific responsibilities will include (1) providing leadership, coordination, and organizational support to the research, engagement and communication efforts of the USDA SCSH;( 2) interfacing with campus faculty and students, as well as the public and private sectors of the agricultural and forestry communities, and coordinating and maintaining contact with scientists working in agricultural and forest sustainability at other institutions, and (3) developing a curriculum of material to provide the forestry and agricultural managers of the southwest region; (4) soliciting information needs from stakeholder communities to organize and conduct informational workshops and webinars; and (5) building and managing an informational database. The coordinator will report directly to JMIE's Director. This is a 100% appointment, on a fiscal year basis. Candidates who have recently completed their PhD, or will have completed it by the start date are eligible for this position. However, this is not a research position. We currently have funding for two years. The position carries University of California benefits. Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, CV, a short (1 2 page) description of how the candidate envisions integrating into the aforementioned research areas. This package should be submitted as a single PDF file. Candidates are also encouraged to submit pdf copies of two publications. All materials should be addressed to Dr. Mark Schwartz and emailed to: jmie@ucdavis.edu. Please arrange to have three letters of recommendation, including one from the candidate's Ph.D. advisor, sent under separate emails to jmie@ucdavis.edu. Consideration of candidates will begin 1 May, 2014. Mark W. Schwartz, Professor, Environmental Science & Policy, Director, John Muir Institute of the Environment. Posted: 4/24/14.

Impacts of Climate and Land Use on Sustainable Water Provision: A post-doctoral position is available to work with Dr. María Uriarte (Dept. of Ecology, Evolution & Environmental Biology, Columbia University, NY, USA) and Dr. Jean Paul Metzger (Dept. of Ecology, University of São Paulo, Brazil), on a project aimed at quantifying the relative importance of extreme precipitation events and land use dynamics on water delivery to rivers and reservoirs in the watersheds of the Cantareira system. We seek to combine land cover data with ground-based measurements of hydrology and rainfall to develop a spatio-temporal model linking land use conversion and climate variability to water quality over a 15-20 year period. Results from these analyses will be used to build scenarios of potential impacts of climate change and urban and agricultural expansion on the sustainability of water provision in these watersheds which are critical resources for water provision to the São Paulo Greater Metropolitan Region. Applicants should have a Ph.D. in landscape ecology, hydrology, ecology, geography or climate science plus substantial skills and experience in modern statistical analyses, remote sensing, GIS and land use and land cover change analyses. An excellent command of Portuguese is preferred. This appointment, which is funded by the Brazilian Ministry of Education (Coordenação de Aperfeiçoamento de Pessoal de Nível Superior; CAPES), is initially for one year but may be renewable for two more years based on qualifications, experience and performance. The position will be based in São Paulo, Brazil with some travel to NY and offers competitive salary. The desired start date is December 1st, 2013, but this date is flexible for exceptional candidates. Applications, including a cover letter (in English or Portuguese), copy of a CV, representative publications and the names and addresses of three referees, should be sent by email to Dr. María Uriarte (mu2126@columbia.edu) and to Dr. Jean Paul Metzger (jpm@ib.usp.br ). Deadline for application is October 25, 2013. Informal inquiries are welcome via email. Posted: 9/13/13.

Great Lakes Ecology/Environmental Science: The University of Michigan Water Center seeks a motivated postdoctoral research fellow to study long-term trends in water quality parameters in the Great Lakes as influenced by stressors, i.e., climate change, non-indigenous species, phosphorus load reductions, etc. The fellow will be actively working with a team of senior Great Lakes scientists at the Water Center including Don Scavia, Gary Fahnenstiel, Tom Nalepa, and Dave Schwab. The opportunity to work in this team setting is a unique and critical element of this position. Applications will be accepted immediately and the position will remain open until filled. The appointment is for 1 year with the possibility of renewal for subsequent years based on performance. Qualifications: Applicants should have a PhD in ecology, limnology, or oceanography with an interest in applying new statistical and modeling approaches to the study of water quality problems in the Great Lakes. Applicants must have strong quantitative skills (i.e., statistics and modeling) and be able to work as part of a dynamic interdisciplinary team. Previous experience with satellite remote sensing analysis is desirable. Candidates must have received their PhD within the past 5 years. To apply, please submit a personal statement describing research interests and experience (limit 2 pages), CV, and the names and contact information for three references to Don Scavia at scavia@umich.edu. For more information, please email Don Scavia. Posted: 2/27/14.

Spatial Analyses of Great Lakes Environmental Stressors and Ecosystem Services: The University of Michigan School of Natural Resources and Environment is seeking a post-doctoral research fellow to fill a full-time, one-year position beginning May 1, 2014 to assist in the development of spatial analyses that portray and synthesize patterns of environmental stressors and ecosystem services in the Laurentian Great Lakes. DUTIES: * Perform statistical analyses on data to screen for outliers, search for relationships by correlation analysis and reduce the total number of variables by techniques such as ordination. * Synthesize data and construct statistical models to predict the spatial distribution of environmental threats such as nutrient runoff, nuisance algal blooms, etc. using multivariate techniques. * Construct maps within ArcGIS or equivalent to depict the spatial distribution of environmental stressors and ecosystem services using geostatistical techniques. * Interact with other team members based at the University of Michigan and elsewhere in the region. Provide documentation and written summaries of all work carried out. * Provide day-to-day management of project activities, including planning workshops and leading correspondence with team members and other experts. QUALIFICATIONS: REQUIRED: Ph.D. in ecology, natural resources, or related fields with substantial graduate-level course work in statistics and GIS, or equivalent work experience. Excellent communication skills, both oral and written. Strong organizational skills, including attention to detail and accuracy. Excellent interpersonal skills for interaction with both senior and junior colleagues. The ability to work individually and as part of a team to meet deadlines in a multi-tasking environment. Good computing skills in Windows environment, including ArcGIS or open-source equivalent. Well-developed quantitative skills for developing and synthesizing spatial data. DESIRED: Advanced training and/or experience in GIS. Experience in data processing, statistical analysis, and programming. Prior experience in expert elicitation. Prior research experience, including evidence of project completion and publication in the peer-reviewed literature. Familiarity with Great Lakes restoration and conservation issues and aquatic ecosystem management. Funding is available for one year, with the possibility of extension pending performance and continued funding. The selected candidate will report to Professor David Allan, lead-PI of the project. This position will be very rewarding for a candidate who enjoys mixing individual leadership and teamwork in the context of quantitative analysis. The project combines scientific rigor with a broad vision for guiding on-the-ground management of the Great Lakes, thereby providing professional development in both basic and applied science. The selected candidate will have the opportunity to lead-author at least one manuscript from the project, and to be closely involved in developing a suite of products to disseminate project results (scientific papers, website, pamphlets). Position requires full-time residence in Ann Arbor. To apply for the position, please submit a detailed letter of application, names and contact information for two references, and a curriculum vitae via http://umjobs.org/, job posting number 92227. Review of applications will begin on 1 April 2014. Please address questions to Dr. David Allan, dallan@umich.edu. Posted: 2/11/14.

Macroinvertebrate Ecology: The National Great Rivers Research and Education Center (NGRREC), a division of Lewis and Clark Community College partnered with the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, is seeking applications for a macroinvertebrate ecologist interested in conducting research on large-floodplain rivers, their watersheds and tributaries. This position is a 12-month, 100% time position, reflecting a 100% research appointment with a small outreach responsibility. The successful candidate is expected to develop an independent research program, regularly publish research results in peer-reviewed scientific journals, develop successful grant proposals, possess strong quantitative skills, and be willing to work with governmental and non-governmental agencies at the state, national, and international level. Situated near the confluence of the Mississippi, Missouri, and Illinois rivers, NGRREC’s Costello Confluence Field Station provides an ideal location for conducting research on large rivers, with research facilities that include a wet lab and river mesocosms which access unfiltered Mississippi River water. More info at NGRREC job postings. Qualifications Candidates must have a Ph.D. in ecology or a related discipline. Preferred candidates will be mid-career (i.e., associate or late assistant level) with a strong record of peer-reviewed publications and evidence of sustained success in attracting external research funding. Apply online at https://jobs.lc.edu/postings/621. Application Deadline: March 31, 2014. The position is housed within Lewis and Clark Community College at the Costello Confluence Field Station in East Alton, Illinois. Start Date: Negotiable. For more information, please contact: Dr. John Chick (Phone:618-468-2850, Email: chick@illinois.edu). Posted: 3/5/14.

Anthropogenic Impact on Aquatic Invertebrates: Consequences of anthropogenic impact on aquatic invertebrates in small water bodies. Application are invited for a postdoc funded by the AXA Research Fund to join the aquatic ecology group of Dr. David Boukal at the University of South Bohemia, Ceske Budejovice (Budweis), Czech Republic. Duration: 1-2 years. Total budget: up to 60 kEUR per year (including salary and research funding). Annual gross salary: 35 kEUR+ (=senior faculty level in the Czech Republic, enough to ensure good to high living standards even when coming with a family). Starting date: second half of 2014. The candidate should have a strong modelling and/or quantitative background in mathematics, ecology, evolution or a related field and interest in community ecology and/or evolutionary ecology. The call is defined broadly and possibilities include studying the impact of climate change and water regime alterations on aquatic invertebrates in small water bodies at the scales from individual life histories to community dynamics using mathematical models, laboratory experiments, or a combination of both. The topic can be modified to suit the applicant's profile as long as it complements the research carried out in the group of Dr. Boukal and remains within the AXA Research Fund mission statement of "Phenomena that are perceived - or yet to be perceived - as hazards or threats and which must be identified and measured for frequency and impact." Formal eligibility criteria: - the candidate must defend his/her Ph.D. thesis before the beginning of their Post-Doctoral grant and be less than 5 years since awarding of first Ph.D. Extensions may be allowed in case of eligible, properly documented career breaks. - ARF Post-Doc grants are not compatible with permanent academic positions. The selection process has several stages: - selection of host institutions that will be invited to submit proposals (by November 25) - internal pre-selection of candidates by the host institution (between November 26 and end December 12) - selected candidates submit an individual pre-proposal (deadline January 9, 2014) - selected individual pre-proposals are invited into the final selection round If interested please send a brief research statement (max 2 pages), CV, list of papers and names and addresses of two referees to boukal@entu.cas.cz no later than November 11, 2013. Informal enquiries are welcome. For more details see the FAQ webpage with examples of funded fellowships or contact me for details. Posted: 11/4/13.

Impacts of Biotic/Abiotic Stressors to Great Lakes Invertebrates: Position length: Up to 3 years; evaluated annually. Review of applications begins December 9. Salary: $50k per year plus benefits. Research budget: up to $25k per year. The John G. Shedd Aquarium in Chicago, Illinois is seeking candidates for a postdoctoral research associate to investigate the current and future impacts of biotic (e.g. non-native competition) and abiotic (e.g. climate change) stressors to invertebrate communities in the Great Lakes region. This is a joint postdoctoral position with the Notre Dame Environmental Change Initiative. Research should lead to broad management implications for native species in general and crayfish in particular. The selected candidate, with guidance from both Shedd and Notre Dame supervisors, will be responsible for developing a robust research program of their own design. A program that involves local stakeholders in research is preferred. Research is expected to be multifaceted, inform resource managers, and advance conservation and sustainable management. The postdoctoral associate will be co-supervised by Dr. Chuck Knapp at Shedd Aquarium and Dr. David Lodge at the University of Notre Dame. This dual-mentoring team will help the candidate to focus their research on important and feasible questions that can guide real-world management. Mentors will also facilitate other aspects of professional development, including exposure to the unique cultures of both non-profit and academic institutions. At Shedd, the associate is expected to communicate to a general audience via blogs, informal reports, video, and seminars. The associate is expected to work closely with federal and state management agencies as well as other non-government organizations, as appropriate. Research that includes multiple Shedd departments (e.g., Fishes, Animal Health) and/or a citizen science component is preferred. Qualifications: Applicants must hold a recent Ph.D. in biology, ecology, natural resource management, zoology, or related field. The position requires strong skills in scientific research, database management, and communication to both the general public and researchers. Demonstrated excellence in publication and dissemination of research is expected, and experience with grant writing is desired. Applicants must have genuine interests in both applied research and public education, enabling them to make the most of the distinctive opportunities provided by the non-profit and academic environments. When not conducting field research, this position requires a minimum of 60% time spent at Shedd Aquarium, with the balance of time at Notre Dame. To apply: Please send a cover letter summarizing your interests and expertise, a one-page description of the research that you would like to pursue, a curriculum vitae, and contact information for three references. The research vision is very important; decisions will be based upon a combination of candidate qualifications and project relevance to Shedd priorities. All materials should be combined in a single file, and sent to Sarah Dietz (jobs@sheddaquarium.org). To discuss the specifics of this position contact Dr. Chuck Knapp (cknapp@sheddaquarium.org) or Dr. David Lodge (David.M.Lodge.1@nd.edu). Posted: 11/1/13.

Impacts of Resource Extraction on Aquatic Species: A two year postdoctoral fellowship is available in Conservation Biology at the University of Alberta to quantify biological significance of resource extraction activities in northern Alberta. Oil sands reserves in Alberta represent the second largest oil reserve in the world. Intense resource extraction has led to concern regarding water resources and aquatic species in particular. The post-doctoral fellow will join a large research team to help assess the impacts of resource extraction such resources, including environmental geochemists, toxicologists and aquatic ecologists from University of Alberta, University of Windsor, and University of Calgary. This research will provide important context for current debates regarding resource extraction, and is co-sponsored by industrial partners. Candidate must have a Ph.D. at the time of commencing the position. Experience with otilith microchemistry and laser ablation ICP-MS are considered an asset. Candidates interested in this position should send an email to Dr. Mark Poesch (poesch(at)ualberta.ca) with cover letter clearly articulating how this research builds on their experience, specific skills and date of availability. Applications are also accepted online. Please note review of applicants will not commence until September 9, 2013. This competition will remain open until a suitable candidate is found. Start date is negotiable but ideal start date is fall 2013 or winter 2014. The candidate will receive a salary of $45k per year plus benefits. Posted: 8/23/13.

Influence of Urban Stressors on Stream Ecosystem Function: Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies. Full-time. One year position with possible extension. Postdoctoral Researcher sought to conduct research on the influence of urban stressors on stream ecosystem function. The postdoc will be based at the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies in Millbrook, NY and will conduct research at the Baltimore Ecosystem Study LTER site and in artificial streams. Ph.D. in stream ecology, limnology, microbial ecology or ecotoxicology or related field required. Competence in areas of biogeochemistry, ecosystem metabolism, and/or microbial ecology is highly desirable. Closing Date: Dec 31, 2013. Originator: Dr. Emma J. Rosi-Marshall. To apply, please send a brief cover letter, resume, and the names and full contact information (including email addresses) for three professional references to: Human Resources, Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies, Job Ref.: 13021-I, P.O. Box AB, Millbrook, New York 12545. E-mail: jobs@caryinstitute.org. Posted: 12/13/13.

Stream Geomorphology and Riparian Ecology in Agricultural Landscapes: We are seeking applications for a post-doctoral research associate in the School of Environment and Natural Resources (SENR) at The Ohio State University starting November 2013 linking stream geomorphology and riparian ecology in agricultural landscapes. Recent studies by members of the Forest Ecosystem Restoration & Ecology Lab in SENR indicate strong boundary effects of isolated woodlots on the structure and diversity of emergent aquatic insect communities. We will expand these analyses to include a more in-depth analysis of how isolated forested woodlots, and the sharp boundaries that characterize these landscapes, drive changes in stream channel geomorphology and riparian function. Such analyses will inform on-going efforts to quantify ecosystem services provided by these ecosystems and develop a prioritization scheme for stream and riparian forest restoration in agricultural landscapes. The position is based at the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center (OARDC), The Ohio State University in Wooster, Ohio, located approximately 80 miles northeast of Columbus. This is a 12-month position. Applicants should have a Ph.D. in fluvial geomorphology, riparian ecology, landscape ecology, or related field. Strong quantitative skills are required and strong GIS skills are preferred. To apply, please email a cover letter explaining your research interests in general and your interest in this position specifically, a CV, and names and contact information for 3 references to either Dr. Kris Jaeger (jaeger.48@osu.edu) or Dr. Charles Goebel (goebel.11@osu.edu), School of Environment and Natural Resources, OARDC, The Ohio State University, 1680 Madison Ave., Wooster, OH 44691. Posted: 10/16/13.

Evolutionary Ecology, Zooplankton: A postdoctoral research position in evolutionary ecology is available in Dr. Mark Urban’s laboratory at the University of Connecticut in Storrs, CT. The postdoc will join a McDonnell Foundation-funded project to explore how rapid evolution affects zooplankton interactions and community dynamics in the laboratory and in the field. The postdoc will participate in all aspects of the project, including laboratory-based artificial selection and competition experiments, field-based experiments and observations, analysis, and theoretical development. Additional responsibilities include written and oral communication of research results and mentoring graduate and undergraduate students. The successful applicant will have completed a PhD degree in ecology, evolutionary biology, or a related field prior to the start date. Preference will be given to scientists with experience in one or more of the following areas: evolutionary ecology, zooplankton experiments, and wild zooplankton identification. An excellent publication record, strong organizational and communication skills, and a demonstrated ability to work independently are required. The intended start date for this position is August/September 2014. The duration is for 2 years. To apply, please send to me via email 1) a cover letter that explains your fit to the research position and your potential start date; 2) a complete CV with publications and grants; and 3) the names of two references. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. For more information, contact Mark Urban (mark.urban@uconn.edu). Posted: 6/9/14.

Microbial Interactions in Marine Plankton: The Rynearson lab at the University of Rhode Island, Graduate School of Oceanography invites applications for a Postdoctoral Research Associate. The research project, funded by the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, will examine microscale interactions between marine diatoms and bacteria and is a collaboration with Professor D. Hunt, Duke University. Responsibilities and Duties: The postdoctoral associate will be primarily responsible for analysis of the gene expression component of the project and will be working with high-throughput transcriptomic data and physiological data to tease apart diatom-bacteria interactions. Responsibilities include dissemination of results in publications and presentations, contributions to the functioning of the lab, and assistance with graduate and undergraduate student mentoring. The successful applicant will have the opportunity to design follow-on controlled laboratory experiments and with future proposal preparation. Qualifications: Candidates are required to have a Ph.D. degree by August 2014 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 either the analysis of high throughput sequencing data including programming knowledge or with experimental marine microbiology. Appointment: The position is for 12 months initially, commencing July or August 2014 and renewable for an additional 12 months 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 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. For full consideration, applications should be received by May 5, 2014. Posted: 4/23/14.

River Zooplankton: Post-Doctoral Research Associate, University of Illinois, Illinois Natural History Survey, Illinois River Biological Station, Havana IL. Responsibilities: 1) Assess the impact of Asian carp population dynamics on zooplankton in a large navigable river, and 2) assess spatial or temporal patterns and trends among zooplankton species and between habitats over multiple years. Qualifications: In addition to familiarity with analysis of plankton and large river ecology, applicants must also clearly demonstrate ability to analyze large datasets and peer-reviewed publication of results is a primary expectation. Must have obtained Ph.D. by the date of hire or within the last five years. Salary: 38-44k/yr + benefits, conference support. See the full description and application instructions. Review date: 4/25/14. Posted: 4/2/14.

Limnology (Modeling/Computational Focus): The Smarter Energy and Environmental Sciences Department of the IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center in Yorktown Heights, NY is seeking a post-doctoral scientist to join a multi-disciplinary team focused on limnology. The candidate will be part of the team for the Jefferson Project, which is addressing a physical, biological and chemical understanding of the Lake George, NY watershed. The project is developing comprehensive observing and coupled modeling systems and associated cyber-physical infrastructure to address fundamental scientific questions and to help inform policy makers to understand how Lake George is evolving. The team has an atmosphere in which basic research is combined with experience on technical problems arising in industry. The candidate must have experience in aquatic ecology, as demonstrated by a publication record in international journals. The candidate will work with the current unique biological and chemical data from Lake George and be responsible for the effort to identify predictors of algal bloom and risk, periods of high algal productivity, etc. and work with the team to develop a physical and biological understanding of Lake George and the surrounding watershed, both historical and predictive. In that context, the candidate would include contributions to and leverage the aforementioned observing and modeling systems. There will also be opportunities for field work at Lake George. The successful candidate will work with the extant team to improve and maintain current capabilities, and develop and incorporate new techniques. In addition, the candidate will work with the team to define and execute a research and development agenda. This can including compiling all of the prior scientific literature relevant to Lake George, summarizing it in a scientific synthesis document, and then proposing a research agenda based on that synthesis that will integrate the physical and biological research into an overall plan. The plan should recognize and prioritize the most pressing issues confronting efforts to rehabilitate the lake, identify the major uncertainties, and provide justifications for the research agenda proposed to address those uncertainties. In addition, the candidate will have proven communication skills and a desire to see new technology applied in real-world situations. A successful candidate will interact with the scientific and business personnel at IBM as well as collaborators outside of IBM, participate and make presentations on their work and publish results. While it is expected that the candidate will have skills in working with a team, the ability to work independently is also needed. Skills Needed: -Proven environmental computing skills in a Linux environment -Scripting experience (e.g., shell, perl, python) C/C++ or FORTRAN programming -Ability to appropriately use development environments and data formats/structures -The candidate must have experience in aquatic ecology as demonstrated by a proven publication record in international journals -Ability to work both independently and in a team setting Preferred Skills: -Visualization, graphics and image processing -Experience with statistical analysis tools -Version control system for software development and high-performance parallel (cluster) computing environment Required -Doctorate Degree -At least 2 years experience in Environmental computing skills in a Linux environment, -At least 2 years experience in Aquatic ecology publication in international journals English: Fluent Preferred Other Sciences At least 2 years experience in Visualization, graphics and image processing (e.g., OpenDX, GEMPAK, GrADS, ImageMagick, R, NCL, Matlab, RIP) View the full job description to apply. Posted: 5/8/14.

Diatom Ecology and Paleolimnology: The Center for Water and the Environment, Natural Resources Research Institute (NRRI) at the University of Minnesota Duluth seeks a full-time researcher specializing in diatoms and other physical, chemical and biological entities as indicators of limnological condition. Projects are likely to include experiments, monitoring programs, and paleolimnological applications in the Great Lakes, small lakes, rivers, and wetlands. Environmental issues will include, but are not limited to, eutrophication, food web contamination, invasive species, climate change, habitat loss, and multi-stressor/response relationships. The new Research Associate will join an existing aquatic research group at NRRI. Responsibilities will include publication and grantsmanship; field, lab and data analysis; interaction with diverse natural resource related agencies and the general public, and supervision of technical staff working on several large, multi-year projects. Current projects include: long-term trends in conditions of the Great Lakes, paleolimnology of Minnesota lakes and the St. Louis River Estuary, protist assessments for ballast water treatment system testing; other studies of the water quality trends in regional lakes, wetlands, and rivers; and outreach to citizens and organizations. Although current funding for projects is substantial, the candidate will be expected to develop his/her own externally funded research program. Immediate responsibilities may include: identification, documentation and data analysis of Great Lakes diatoms and associated water quality and stressors; writing articles for peer reviewed scientific journals using existing data; and participating in other project, Center, and Institute activities. While this position description lists immediate needs and expectations, there will be opportunities for the candidate to teach, arrange symposia and workshops, participate in graduate programs, and bring new research ideas to the NRRI team. See the full job ad (Job Requisition 188320) for details and to apply. Review of complete applications will begin January 6, 2014. Posted: 12/3/13.

Intertidal Ecology: A postdoctoral research fellow position in intertidal ecology is available in the laboratory of Dr. Sarah Gilman at the W.M. Keck Science Department of Claremont McKenna, Pitzer and Scripps Colleges, Claremont, CA. The postdoc will join an NSF-funded project to explore the relative importance of physiological stress and energy limitation on the upper vertical limit of the intertidal barnacle, Balanus glandula. The postdoc will participate in all aspect of the project, including, 1) laboratory-based respirometry and feeding experiments, 2) energy budget modeling, and 3) intertidal field experiments. (S)he will also actively mentor undergraduate researchers. Additional responsibilities include laboratory management and the written and oral communication of research results. The project will include travel to field sites in California and Washington. The postdoc will also have the opportunity to explore the culture of a teaching-focused institution, and will be involved in teaching one or more undergraduate courses, with mentoring from the PI. The successful applicant will have completed a PhD degree in ecology, marine biology, or a related field prior to the start date. (S)he will have prior experience with at least two of the three central research areas listed above. A good publication record, strong organizational and communication skills, and a demonstrated ability to work independently are required. The intended start date for this position is June 2014. The duration is for up to five years. See the full job description. To apply, please submit: a cover letter that explains your fit to the research position, your interest in teaching, and your potential start date; a CV; and the names of two references. Please use the online application form at the above link. For more information, contact Sarah Gilman, sgilman@kecksci.claremont.edu. Posted: 4/9/14.

Aquatic Ecology: The Ecological Assessment Team (Energy-Water Resources Group) within the Environmental Sciences Division at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) seeks a postdoctoral researcher with expertise in large scale, quantitative aquatic ecology applications to advance hydropower mitigation strategies and inform future energy development in the United States. The successful candidate will work collaboratively with environmental scientists, hydrologists, and engineers at ORNL to advance the science of aquatic impact assessment and mitigation at existing hydropower facilities and aid in developing landscape planning frameworks to inform future energy development. Examples of large-scale mitigation strategies include developing stream classification systems to organize conservation planning and quantifying ecological responses to hydropower development and operation. Duties include using combined data mining, geospatial analysis, data manipulation and handling, and quantitative statistical skills to conduct novel research, present results at scientific meetings, and publish results in peer-reviewed journals. Position requires a Ph.D. in aquatic ecology, fisheries biology, or a related discipline. Candidates should demonstrate research and completed graduate coursework applicable to aquatic ecology, advanced statistics, and geospatial applications. Candidates with established knowledge of fisheries science, landscape ecology applications, hydrology, and hydropower systems are especially encouraged to apply. A proven publication record is required. 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. This position is a temporary, full-time assignment for 24 months, contingent on successful performance and continued funding. To apply, please visit http://1.usa.gov/17XuVo8. Posted: 1/9/14.

Aquatic Ecology: The Leibniz-Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries (IGB) is the largest freshwater ecology institute in Germany. It is a member of the Forschungsverbund Berlin e.V. (FVB), the Leibniz Association, and the recently founded Berlin-Brandenburg Institute of Advanced Biodiversity Research. Joint professorships link IGB to all three universities in Berlin as well as to the University of Potsdam. IGB offers excellent laboratory and field facilities for interdisciplinary research, large-scale experimental facilities, and long-term research programs and data sets. Applications are invited for Three positions in Aquatic Ecology --1 Science Coordinator, 1 Postdoc and 1 PhD student, to strengthen ongoing research on global-change impacts on lake ecosystems, primarily in a newly built experimental field facility (www.lake-lab.de). All positions are based at the Department of Experimental Limnology located on the shore of Lake Stechlin 80 km north of Berlin. The specific areas of expertise of the applicants are open, but we are particularly interested in ecological modelers and plankton community and ecosystems ecologists. Topics of special interest include food-web and biogeochemical modeling, phytoplankton community dynamics, ecological stoichiometry, ecosystem processes, and food-web dynamics. Successful candidates hold a doctoral degree or, for the PhD position, an MSc degree or equivalent in ecology, environmental science or a related field. A strong publication record, advanced numerical skills, expertise on aquatic communities or ecosystems, and experience with mesocosm experiments are strong assets. Proficiency in German is not required. Salaries are according to the standard rates of German federal government employees (TVOeD). Contracts are initially for 2 years but prolongation is envisaged, depending on performance. Funding for the positions is available for at least 3 (PhD student) or 2.5 years. Please submit a complete curriculum vitae, including a list of publications, a motivation letter and statements of past and future research interests, copies of up to three publications, and the names and contact information of three referees. All application documents should be assembled in a single PDF file and sent to Ms. Edith Tesch at stechlin@igb-berlin.de by 30 November 2013. Please state in your covering letter which positions you apply for. Review of the applications will begin immediately and will continue until the positions have been filled. A symposium and interviews of shortlisted candidates will take place in mid-December, most likely on the 16th and 17th. For further enquiries, please contact Dr. Mark Gessner at stechlin@igb-berlin.de. Posted: 11/12/13.

Aquatic Ecology/Hydrology: post-doc available at EPA's Western Ecology Division in Corvallis, OR: Development of statistical models to predict aquatic condition nationally (position EPA-ORD/NHEERL-WED-2013-02). Qualifications include: Doctoral degree in aquatic ecology, hydrology, or water resources. Experience in watershed or statistical modeling and spatial analyses at broad spatial scales is desired. Participant should also have experience with the use of aquatic monitoring data and GIS analyses. The position is funded through the Oakridge/ORISE program; full project description. A second post-doc also remains open: Using hydrologic landscapes to evaluate the effects of climate change on hydrologic behavior (position EPA-ORD/NHEERL-WED-2013-01). Qualifications include: Doctoral degree in hydrology or water resources. Experience in hydrologic or statistical modeling and spatial analyses at broad spatial scales is desired. The position is funded through the Oakridge/ORISE program; full project description. Further information: Scott G. Leibowitz (leibowitz.scott@epa.gov). Posted: 8/12/13.

Assistant Director, Aquatic Sciences: The National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON) is a $430 million dollar observatory project dedicated to understanding how changes in climate, land use and invasive species impact ecology. Reporting to Project Scientist/Director of Biology, the Assistant Director for Aquatic Sciences provides direction and management oversight for the design of the scientific rationale and procedures for the Aquatic Observation System (AOS), Aquatic Instrument System (AIS) and Stream Experimental and Observational Network (STREON), which are part of the NEON project. This position is responsible for overseeing the scientific rationale, sampling designs, budgets, schedules, and personnel for all terrestrial ecology activities. For details, see the full job ad: Assistant Director Aquatic Sciences. Posted: 10/16/13.

Quantitative Aquatic Ecology/Fisheries: Post-Doctoral Research Associate, University of Illinois, Illinois Natural History Survey, Illinois River Biological Station, Havana IL. Responsibilities: Use a 20-40 year database on large river community composition abundance, and biomass to assess; 1) the comparability fish sampling methods (i.e. gear types and /or stratified random vs fixed site sampling), 2) assess spatial or temporal patterns and trends in abundance, biomass, or condition among species and between habitats over multiple years, and/or 3) candidate driven questions. Advanced analysis and peer-reviewed publication is a primary expectation. Qualifications: Applicants must clearly demonstrate ability with current quantitative/statistical techniques (i.e., multivariate, time series analysis, Bayesian, or similar) and tools (e.g., R, SAS, GIS etc.). Must have obtained Ph.D. by the date of hire but be no more than five years since graduation. Salary: 38-44k/yr + benefits, conference support. See the full description and application instructions. Review date: 4/25/14. Posted: 4/2/14.

Quantitative Marine Community Ecology/Climate Change: The Pinsky Lab at the Rutgers University Institute of Marine and Coastal Sciences is seeking an outstanding postdoc to study the responses of marine communities to climate change and climate velocity using long-term ecological and environmental datasets. The research will aim to quantify community change across North American continental shelves, determine the impacts of climate change and variability on these patterns, and understand how these factors alter the emergent properties of communities and food webs. Topics will include the processes of community assembly and disassembly, the appearance of non-analog communities, and changes in potential species interactions and food web dynamics. The research will build from an existing, four decade-long ecological dataset for the continental shelves of North America (e.g., Pinsky et al. 2013 Science) and will integrate statistical analysis with ecological modeling. There will also be opportunities to apply the research to conservation and applied fisheries questions through existing partnerships with governmental and non-governmental organizations. Qualifications: The ideal candidate will have a Ph.D. in ecology or related field, a strong background in statistics using R, excellent written and oral communication abilities, a promising record of publication, and evidence of creativity and enthusiasm. Interested candidates should send an email describing their research interests and qualifications along with a CV and two representative publications to malin.pinsky@rutgers.edu. Strongly qualified applications will be encouraged to apply for the IMCS Postdoctoral Fellowship, due December 15, 2013. Posted: 11/21/13.

Quantitative Fisheries Scientist/Marine Conservation Biologist: The Sustainable Fisheries Group (SFG) at the University of California, Santa Barbara seeks a quantitative ecologist, fisheries scientist or marine conservation biologist for a post-doctoral scholar position to begin in 2014. The research focus of the position will be to conduct empirical and/or theoretical analysis and explore innovative solutions to applied challenges in fisheries, marine resource management and conservation. Candidates must hold a doctoral degree in ecology, fisheries science, or a closely related field prior to the position start date. The ideal candidate will have excellent quantitative and modeling skills and an interest and track record in publishing in top scientific journals. Interest and or experience in spatial modeling is a plus. The scholar will collaborate with SFG, a multidisciplinary research hub merging economics and ecology to address applied and theoretical challenges. The successful candidate will report to SFG Principals Steve Gaines and Christopher Costello and will be affiliated with the Bren School of Environmental Science & Management and the Marine Science Institute. The duration of the appointment is 12 months; reappointment is possible depending on performance and funding. Start date is negotiable but ideally would be in the first quarter of 2014. Postdoctoral benefits are included. Posted: 9/19/13.

Conservation, Landscape Genetics and Biogeography of Fishes: A postdoctoral position is available in the Blum Lab in the Department of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology at Tulane University. The incumbent will engage in collaborative research on the conservation, landscape genetics, macroecology and/or biogeography of stream fishes in eastern North America and diadromous fishes in the Hawaiian Islands. The incumbent will be expected to contribute to studies on one or more of the following topics (1) genetic analysis of native species responses to environmental stressors in eastern North American and Pacific island stream ecosystems; (2) genetic, field, and otolith-based assays of metapopulation dynamics of diadromous fishes across the Hawaiian archipelago; (3) the evolutionary origins of freshwater fish diversity across eastern North America; and (4) island biogeography of amphidromous and secondary freshwater fishes. The incumbent will be encouraged to pursue other research areas that complement these topics. Preference will be given to candidates possessing in-depth knowledge of molecular techniques, analysis of population genetic and phylogenetic data, and field based studies of stream fishes. However, candidates who are carrying out innovative research and who have the desire to develop new skills and training are encouraged to apply. An initial appointment will be for two years, with continuation dependent upon performance. A start date in late 2013 or a mutually agreeable date in early 2014 is strongly preferred. Salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications. Send via email attachment a letter of application, curriculum vitae, statement of research interests, and names and addresses of three references to Dr. Michael Blum at mjblum@tulane.edu . For earliest consideration, apply by 1 November 2013. Posted: 10/17/13.

Invasion of New Fish Species in Arctic Lakes: A one year post-doc position is available in a research project “Invasion of new fish species in Arctic lakes – impacts on ecosystem functioning and services” funded by Academy of Finland. This project will quantify impacts of new species on ecosystem functioning and services in arctic lakes. Here, the main objectives in ecosystem functioning are related in changes food web structure and energy flows, whereas services part focus on local fish catch species and tissue composition. Field work of the project will be conducted in northern Lapland, whereas the actual position is at Department of Environmental Sciences, University of Helsinki. The successful post-doc candidate should have strong motivation on science with skills to accomplish all parts of research ranging from field work to publication in respective scientific journals. The suitable candidate should have PhD degree for example in biological or environmental sciences in aquatic or fish related topics. Expected skills include basic fish biological methods, stable isotope analysis, fatty acid analysis, mercury analysis and food web metrics. Candidate should be open minded individual capable to work both within a team as well as independent scientist. Position is for one year starting on the first of July (negotiable) and salary range is 3000-3400 euros/month depending on the candidate experience level. Candidates are encouraged to send their CV, list of publications and contact information of two referees as soon as possible, but no later than 2.6.2014. Application submission address and further information is provided by Dr. Kimmo Kahilainen (kimmo.kahilainen@helsinki.fi). Posted: 5/7/14.

Population Modeling of Invasive Fish: Postdoctoral Research Associate, Aquatic Ecology Lab, The Ohio State University. Salary: $45k annually, with full benefits; one year with potential for renewal. We seek a highly motivated individual to assist with the development of a spatially explicit population model for Asian carp to evaluate various harvest scenario options. This model will facilitate management decisions regarding harvest strategies along the Illinois River as a means to reduce the odds of Asian carp entering the Great Lakes via the Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal. This will include parameterization from empirical data, model construction, and scenario simulations to identify optimal harvest strategies while accounting for uncertainty, as well as sensitivity analyses to prioritize future parameter estimations. The incumbent will be supervised by Dr. David Glover and Dr. Libby Marschall and will work closely with researchers from Southern Illinois University, Illinois Department of Natural Resources, among others. Qualifications: A Ph.D. in biological sciences, ecology, mathematical modeling, or related field is required. Familiarity with computer programming, population modeling, Bayesian statistics, optimization modeling, and ability to work independently and collaboratively is highly desired. David C. Glover, Senior Research Associate, The Ohio State University, Aquatic Ecology Laboratory, Department of Evolution, Ecology, and Organismal Biology, 221 Research Center, 1314 Kinnear Road, Columbus, OH 43212-1156. (614) 688-2256 Office, (618) 201-1810 Cell, (614) 292-0181 Fax. Posted: 2/5/14.

Ecology of Invasive Fishes in Rivers: The Center for Fisheries, Aquaculture, and Aquatic Sciences is seeking a post-doctoral fellow to conduct research on the ecology of invasive fishes, mainly Asian carp, in large rivers. Familiarity with techniques such as echosounding, food-web modeling, biostatistics, and fluvial dynamics is desirable. The successful candidate will be the member of a diverse, multidisciplinary team of researchers and must have strong leadership skills. A PhD in ecology or related field is required. Position is for 2 years, with the opportunity for extension. Start-date: September 1, 2013. Salary commensurate with experience. Queries and applications should be sent by e-mail to Dr. Jim Garvey, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL 62901 at jgarvey@siu.edu. Applications must include a detailed cover letter, CV, PhD transcripts (unofficial ok), and the names and contacts of at least three references. http://fisheries.siu.edu. SIU Carbondale is and affirmative action/equal opportunity employer that strives to enhance its ability to develop a diverse faculty and staff and to increase its potential to serve a diverse student population. All applications are welcomed and encouraged and will receive consideration. Jim Garvey, Professor and Director, SIU Carbondale, Center for Fisheries, Aquaculture, & Aquatic Sciences, Department of Zoology, Center for Ecology, office: 1-618-453-6013, @fishysiu. Posted: 7/23/13.

Aquatic/Terrestrial Connectivity and Road Crossings: We seek a postdoctoral researcher to join a collaborative project on road crossings in urban environments. Road crossings (bridges, culverts) are known to impact aquatic and terrestrial systems as a result of various factors. The postdoctoral researcher will join a research team at the University of Toronto (Canada) and the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority working to develop (i) landscape context sensitive decision making and (ii) integrate cumulative effects of existing and planned road networks and land use into the decision support tool. This work will ensure that the most relevant ecosystem functions are being managed at an appropriate spatial scale and level of effort, given the gradient in the character of landscape (e.g. urban, peri-urban, and rural). The postdoc will determine important ecological indicator species and/or functions and characteristics (e.g. habitat quality or connectivity) to characterize impacts due to proposed road crossings, integrate them into existing models, assess the impacts of cumulative effects, and transfer this knowledge to external partners. Strong quantitative skills are necessary. Prior experience in GIS, aquatic and/or terrestrial ecology, interest in landscape/riverscape connectivity, and good communication skills are desirable. Funding is at an NSERC post-doctoral researcher level and for 18 months. Due to funding requirements we require the post-doctoral researcher to join our group no later than Nov 1, 2013. Please send your CV, contact information for three references, and a letter indicating your interest that clearly articulates how this work will build on your existing research experience, specific skills and your date of availability. Please email this information by September 16, 2013 to both: Marie-Josee Fortin (mariejosee.fortin@utoronto.ca) and Donald Jackson (don.jackson@utoronto.ca). Posted: 8/16/13.

Aquatic Ecosystem Connectivity: We seek a post-doctoral researcher for an ongoing project to minimize the impact of in-stream barriers on native fish migrations between the Laurentian Great Lakes and their tributaries. Native and invasive fish migrations into rivers and streams are a key feature of the Great Lakes ecosystem, but they are commonly blocked by dams and road culverts. Given the enormous number of potential barriers (~ 276,000; Januchowski-Hartley et al. 2013), there is a need to prioritize them for removal based on their passability to native migratory fishes, their role in controlling the spread of invasive species, the direct economic cost of barrier removal, the amount and quality of upstream fish habitat, and other factors. Our team has recently developed a cutting edge spatial optimization model to identify important removal projects based on diverse cost and benefit considerations. Our current aims are to refine this model using new and improved data, and to work with stakeholders to support real-world barrier removal decisions. The post-doc will take a leadership role in developing key spatial datasets (barrier removal costs, likelihood of species invasions, breeding habitat quality) and integrating them into the optimization model. Other important tasks include coordinating outreach to stakeholders and assisting with progress reports. There will be ample opportunities to contribute new perspectives and innovations as this team project continues to evolve. Essential qualifications include substantial expertise in managing and manipulating large spatial datasets; spatial analysis using GIS and modeling software; strong writing abilities reflected by a successful publication record; a collaborative approach to research; and a genuine interest in outreach and restoration outcomes. Candidates with specific experience in the Great Lakes or migratory fish research are encouraged to apply, but these are not necessary qualifications. The successful applicant will be expected to lead analyses, work closely with our project team, and be a positive member of the Center for Limnology community. The position will begin during fall 2013, preferably in early September (but flexible). Funding is available for 24 months, pending satisfactory performance. This project is a collaboration between the Center for Limnology at UW-Madison, The Nature Conservancy’s Great Lakes Project, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, and the UW Institutes for Discovery. It also involves important partnerships with numerous other agencies and NGOs throughout the basin. Work will be based in the McIntyre lab at UW-Madison, but will involve frequent interactions with all collaborators. The Center for Limnology is home to a renowned cluster of aquatic scientists, and features a vibrant and collegial atmosphere. To apply, please submit a single .pdf file comprising a letter of application, CV, three reprints, and the phone number and email address of three references to Alyssa Winters (ajluckey@wisc.edu) using the subject line “connectivity post-doc”. The letter of application should be no more than two pages, and should summarize relevant experience/expertise with manipulating and analyzing large spatial datasets, modeling species distributions, optimizing costs vs. benefits of conservation actions, and collaborating with NGOs and agencies. Review of applications will begin on 15 July 2013 and will continue until the position is filled. Questions about the project may be directed to Tom Neeson (neeson@wisc.edu) and Matt Diebel (Matthew.Diebel@wisconsin.gov) using the subject line “connectivity post-doc”. Posted: 7/8/13.

Modeling Oyster Dynamic Energy Budget: A multi-investigator team based at Louisiana State University AgCenter is seeking a Postdoctoral Investigator for a 2 year project on dynamic energy budget (DEB) modeling of eastern oysters in the Gulf of Mexico. Applicants should have a Ph.D. in Ecology or related field and experience with DEB models. The ideal candidate will have well-developed skills in DEB modeling with a background in marine ecology, shellfish physiology, or estuarine ecology. Competitive candidates will be capable of participating in the conceptual development of the models, lead in collation and analysis of data required for modeling effort, code models, and should have a strong publication record and a desire to work in a highly collaborative and interdisciplinary environment. The successful candidate will be involved in several on-going projects involving DEB modeling of the eastern oyster, and working with collaborators on coupled hydrodynamic-DEB models. The overarching goal of this research program is to parameterize and refine a DEB model explicitly for the gulf coast eastern oyster population which will allow prediction of oyster growth under predicted climate change scenarios. Requirements: Applicant must hold a PhD. in biological sciences or a related field. Applicant must possess experience in some, or preferably all, of the following (1) demonstrated ability working with DEB models, (2) experience working with MATLAB and other programming languages, (3) motivation and initiative to work with little supervision, (4) evidence of creativity and ability to identify areas for further investigation, and (5) experience working in the field and collecting field and laboratory data. Ability to work independently, create work plans, meet deadlines, and collaborate as part of a team critical. Deadline: January 31, 2014 or until suitable candidate is located. Date Available: Upon completion of interview process. Must apply at https://lsusystemcareers.lsu.edu/ by attaching cover letter with detailed resume, transcripts, curriculum vitae and contact information for three references. Paper, faxed or e-mailed application materials will not be accepted, except that in lieu of attaching the reference letters online, they may be sent directly to: Dr. Megan La Peyre, 124A Renewable Natural Resources Building; Louisiana State University Agricultural Center, Baton Rouge, LA 70803-6202. Phone: (225) 578-4180, Email: mlapey@lsu.edu. Posted: 12/30/13.

Forecasting Recruitment for Marine Fishes: Postdoctoral Research Fellowship – Developing and evaluating methods to forecast recruitment during rebuilding plans, incorporating autocorrelation and environmental effects. National Marine Fisheries Service, Northwest Fisheries Science Center, Seattle, WA Application process: NRC Research Fellowship; other venues possible Salary: $56k + benefits + $3k for travel. Population dynamics for many federally managed and commercially important species is driven in part by variability in recruitment. Recruitment will often exhibit substantial autocorrelation, whether due to environmental drivers for cohort strength, changes in predation pressure, and/or changes in productivity over time. However, this autocorrelation is not generally modeled during population forecasts, whether used for short-term decisions about harvest levels or longer-term decisions regarding fishery rebuilding plans. For this reason, Dr. James Thorson, Liz Brooks, and Rick Methot seek applications from postodoctoral candidates with demonstrated experience with stock assessment models and fisheries science, including peer-reviewed publications and preferably some involvement in previous stock assessments. The selected applicant will work closely with all three researchers, and will also attend an ICES Study Group on Recruitment Forecasting in Copenhagen in June 2014. The applicant may also chose to collaborate on other topics related to forecasting recruitment including (but not limited to) projections of recruitment given changes in global temperature, forecasts involving correlations among species, and probabilistic recruitment projections in fishery rebuilding plans. Qualifications: Applicants must have completed a Doctoral degree or be on track to finish one by summer of 2014. The NRC Fellowship position is set to begin by June 2014 and will be funded for one year. Applicants are encouraged from a wide variety of disciplines (ecology, fisheries, statistics, and related fields), but applicants with experience in population modelling will be favored. Fluency with a computer language (e.g., R, C++) is required. Inquiries should be sent to Drs. Thorson and Brooks by email. Please include a CV (including past publications and experience with stock assessment), and names and contact information for three references. Contact persons: Dr. James Thorson, James.Thorson@noaa.gov; Dr. Liz Brooks, Liz.Brooks@noaa.gov. Posted: 3/27/14.

Temperature and Life History Effects on Sustainable Fishing: The Department of Fisheries Wildlife and Conservation Biology at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities seeks a postdoctoral associate to begin 2014. This individual will pursue a selection of exciting research avenues related to the foundation and application of degree-days in fish science and/or life history theory and sustainable exploitation. The goal of the degree-day research is to increase the (appropriate) use of degree-days in fish science. The goal of the life history research is to use an existing framework to develop a tool for predicting sustainable yield and mortality from growth, temperature, and harvest. Opportunities also exist to publish on related topics (e.g., biphasic growth modeling and theory). This individual will be based in Paul Venturelli’s lab in the Department of Fisheries, Wildlife and Conservation Biology. Start date is negotiable but ideally would be in the first quarter of 2014. The review of applications begins 20 December. For complete details, including duties, qualifications, and application instructions, visit https://employment.umn.edu/ and search requisition number 187998. Posted: 12/9/13.

Drivers of Bonefish Decline in Everglades: Postdoctoral position: Bonefish decline in Florida Bay, Everglades: linking key drivers & recreational fisheries. Deadline: July 7, 2014. Desired start date: Summer/Fall 2014 Duration: 2-3 years. Salary: $45k/year plus benefits. We seek a talented and enthusiastic postdoctoral researcher to work with a team of researchers examining the decline of bonefish in Florida Bay, Everglades National Park. Bonefish (Albula vulpes) are an economically-important recreational fishery in South Florida and the Caribbean, yet little is known about their ecology and population dynamics. Our study will examine the observed decline in the recreational angler catches of bonefish in Florida Bay and aims to identify the underlying drivers. Florida Bay is a shallow embayment at the southern end of the Everglades, bordered by the Florida Keys, and strongly affected by upstream water management and ongoing restoration efforts. Our project will examine the potential drivers of bonefish decline in Florida Bay taking a comprehensive and long-term retrospective approach that integrates multiple datasets. The postdoc will be based in the Rehage lab at Florida International University, and will work with other faculty at the Southeast Environmental Research Center (SERC) at FIU (Dr. Fourqurean-seagrass ecology, Dr. Briceno-water quality, Dr. Heinen-natural resources-people conflicts), with researchers at Everglades National Park and at other agencies, and in close collaboration with the Bonefish and Tarpon Trust. The primary role of the postdoc will be to lead data analysis and manuscript preparation using multiple long-term datasets. Existing datasets expand 20+ years and include: (1) hydrological, water quality and climatic parameters, (2) seagrass dynamics, (3) prey abundance and distribution, and (4) bonefish angler catches. The angler catch data come from 2 key sources of information: creel data and fishing guide reports collected by Everglades National Park, and a survey of anglers and fishing guides being conducted as part of this study (work by a graduate student on the project). Primary duties for the postdoc are to: * Work with project PIs and collaborators to obtain, organize and prepare individual datasets for analysis. * Conduct sophisticated spatial (GIS-based) and temporal analyses (e.g., time series) to examine linkages among data sets and identify the key factors driving bonefish angler catches in the system. In addition to working with existing datasets, the postdoc will have the opportunity to assist with the key informant survey of anglers and guides and the design of a citizen science angler program associated with the project. The postdoc will also have the opportunity to collaborate on other projects in the Rehage and SERC PI labs, on ongoing research in an NSF-funded South Florida Water, Sustainability and Climate (WSC) project, and be part of the Florida Coastal Everglades LTER program and of other Everglades restoration-related research and activities. Requirements: A PhD in ecology, fisheries, statistics or related field by Spring 2014 is required, and a degree with emphasis on quantitative skills is preferred. Excellent statistical skills, and evidence of these in previous work and publications in combination with a strong ecological/fisheries sense are needed for this position. In particular, experience in geospatial statistics, GIS, ecological modeling, time series analysis and/or analysis of large datasets are preferred. Experience and interest in aquatic/marine ecology, population ecology, fisheries, working with multiple data sets including angler records are also preferred. Applicants must have a demonstrated record of publication in peer-reviewed journals, and ability to interface well with collaborators, resource managers and stakeholders (anglers). To apply: Please send a single PDF containing (1) a cover letter describing your fit for this position (particularly describing your quantitative skills, past accomplishments & career goals), (2) a CV including a list of 3 references, and (3) representative publications to Dr. Jennifer Rehage, rehagej@fiu.edu. Please use the subject: FL Bay postdoc + your last name in your email. Please expect a contact only if selected for an interview. Posted: 6/30/14.

Walleye Fishery Dynamics: A two-year postdoctoral position is available to study changing walleye populations and fisheries in lakes of northern Wisconsin. The project aims to understand how walleye populations are affected by changes in fish management, harvest, climate, habitat, and interactions with other key species. The position is based at the Center for Limnology, University of Wisconsin-Madison and would be co-supervised by Dr. Jake Vander Zanden and Dr. Steve Carpenter. The project involves collaborators from UW-Madison, UW-Stevens Point, and the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources. A suitable candidate would have experience with one or more of the following: fisheries ecology and management, modeling of recreational fisheries, statistical analysis of large data sets, food web modeling, modeling of climate impacts, and food web analysis. The position would also involve interactions with fisheries managers and other stakeholders. A Ph.D. in aquatic ecology or a related field is required. Due date for applications is June 27, 2014. Start date is flexible, but preferably late summer or fall of 2014. To apply, send a single PDF file containing (1) A cover letter that summarizes your qualifications for the position, (2) a CV, and (3) names and contact information of three references. The PDF file should be emailed to Alyssa Luckey Winters ajluckey@wisc.edu at the Center for Limnology. Posted: 6/6/14.

Modeling Fish Community Dynamics: The Department of Fisheries Wildlife and Conservation Biology at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities seeks a postdoctoral associate to begin 2014. This individual will join a large, dynamic, and interdisciplinary team from across the U.S. that is funded by NSF Frontiers in Earth-System Dynamics grant 1135427. This team is conducting field work and developing quantitative models to predict how physical, chemical and biological processes interact to affect the dynamics of coastal river deltas. The individual will couple an existing spatially-explicit, individual-based fish food web model to a larger model that describes sediment and vegetation dynamics on an evolving river delta. The individual will then use this model to i) predict how fish productivity is distributed in both space and time, ii) develop indices of habitat suitability that predict species presence or abundance, and iii) identify restoration scenarios (e.g., sediment mixture, discharge pattern) that optimize fish productivity. Other research avenues are possible provided that they fit in with the overall objective of the project, which is to predict river delta dynamics over engineering to geologic time-scales, and to address questions of system dynamics, resiliency, and sustainability. This individual will be based in Paul Venturelli’s lab in the Department of Fisheries, Wildlife and Conservation Biology, and will collaborate with Doug Edmonds, Department of Geological Sciences at Indiana University Bloomington. Start date is negotiable but ideally would be in the first quarter of 2014. The review of applications begins 20 December. For complete details, including duties, qualifications, and application instructions, visit https://employment.umn.edu/ and search requisition number 188071. Posted: 12/9/13.

Modeling Marine Fish Productivity: Postdoctoral Fellowship in State-Space Models for Marine Fish Productivity. Location: Centre for Fisheries Ecosystems Research (CFER), Marine Institute of Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. John's, NL Canada. Salary: $45k CDN. Start Dates: January, 2014, for 15 months conditional on satisfactory performance evaluations, with possibility of extension. Understanding fish stocks and their productivity is the main focus of CFER. The postdoctoral fellow will assist in developing state-space statistical models of fish stock productivity (birth, growth, maturation and mortality rates), to be used in harvest strategy evaluations and quantifying management reference points. The models will be motivated from life-history theory and fit to long time-series of productivity measurements. Models will be implemented in ADMB, a free and a powerful software package for the development of state-of-the-art nonlinear statistical models. The successful candidate will conduct research at CFER under the guidance of Dr. Noel Cadigan. Requirements: Applicants are required to have a PhD with experience in statistical modelling and theoretical ecology with a preference for marine population dynamics. Enclosures: Send a cover letter that summarizes your qualifications and includes the date of your graduation or anticipated graduation. It is important to also include a detailed CV and contact information of three references. Apply to noel.cadigan@mi.mun.ca. Posted: 11/4/13.

Modeling Fisheries and Climate Change: The Natural Capital Project (NatCap) seeks a creative individual for a 1-2 year post-doc working on climate-habitat-fisheries models and their application. The postdoc will develop a climate-habitat-fisheries model for application in New England and then generalize it for application to other locations. The modeling project is part of a team effort to explore how changes in sea surface temperature (and potentially ocean acidification) may affect coastal and offshore habitats, thus changing distribution of target and bycatch species, fishing behavior and profits to port communities. The successful applicant must have experience in quantitative modeling; knowledge of fisheries science and fish-habitat interactions is preferred. Familiarity with agent- or individual-based models, climate models and integrating across different types of models is desired. The model is intended to aid in the support of coastal and marine management and to be general and widely applicable, so applicants must be passionate about creating simple, elegant, scientifically robust models for decision-making purposes. The model will be part of the Natural Capital Project’s suite of software tools used to map and value the goods and services from nature that sustain and fulfill human life. The successful applicant will also support a variety of other NatCap engagements that involve fisheries, by running or adapting existing InVEST models to meet the needs of the engagement. The position is located at Stanford University or at the University of Washington. Extensive interaction with interdisciplinary teams and travel—particularly to New England—are required. Preferred Qualifications • A Ph.D. in fisheries science, quantitative ecology, marine science, or a related field (required) • Experience building and calibrating models, confronting them with limited data and expressing uncertainty • Experience working with collaborators from diverse backgrounds and interest in working with interdisciplinary teams • Excellent written and oral communication skills • Strong programming skills • Proficiency in GIS • Research experience in New England fisheries. How to Apply: For full consideration, please submit a cover letter, CV, and the names of three references to Anne Guerry (anne.guerry@stanford.edu) with “Fisheries Scientist Post-doc Application” listed in the subject line. We will begin reviewing applications November 15th, 2013 and the position will remain open until filled. Posted: 10/17/13.

Modeling Viral Transmission in Fisheries: We are seeking a postdoctoral research associate to collaborate on a funded NSF project to develop models that integrate field and experimental data to investigate viral transmission in northwestern fisheries. The associate will interact with a multi-disciplinary team to target an important aquatic pathogen, Infectious hematopoietic necrosis virus (IHNV), that is both endemic and emergent in populations of Pacific salmon and trout. The position reports to Shannon LaDeau at the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies in Millbrook, NY. Strong quantitative and statistical modeling skills required. Prior experience with modeling infectious transmission, MCMC techniques and ArcGIS is desirable. NSF supported salary is available for one year, with a second year dependent on satisfactory progress. Please send a CV, contact information (including e-mail addresses) for 3 references, and a letter of interest clearly articulating how this builds on previous research experience, specific quantitative skills, and available start date to: Human Resources, Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies, Job Ref. # 13014-I, P.O. Box AB, Millbrook, NY 12545. E-mail: Jobs@caryinstitute.org. Posted: 8/13/13.

Climate-Fisheries Modeling: The Gulf of Maine Research Institute is seeking applicants for a three year postdoctoral position in coupled natural and human systems modeling. The successful candidate will be at the center of a multidisciplinary effort, lead by Dr. Andrew Pershing, to understand how warm events impact the Gulf of Maine ecosystem and will work closely with a team of fisheries ecologists, oceanographers, climate modelers, and resource economists. We seek candidates with strong quantitative skills and experience in population dynamics or bioeconomic modeling. The successful candidate will adapt existing fisheries population dynamics models to understand the feedback between stock abundance, fishing level, and economic conditions in a changing environment. For more information, please see the full job ad. Please submit cover letter and resume by March 21, 2014 to ensure full consideration. Posted: 3/6/14.

Fisheries Simulation Modeling: The Center for Limnology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison is recruiting for a postdoc: A two-year postdoctoral position is available to assess changes in walleye fisheries in lakes of northern Wisconsin. The postdoc will develop simulation models for understanding how walleye populations are affected by changes in fish management, harvest, climate, habitat, and interactions with other key species. The position is based at the Center for Limnology, University of Wisconsin-Madison. The project involves collaborators from U.W.-Madison, U.W. Stevens Point, and the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources. A Ph.D. in aquatic ecology or a related field is required. Experience with aquatic ecosystem models or a similar ecological simulation model is expected. The position is open immediately. Applications will be reviewed starting 16 August 2013. To apply, send a single PDF file bearing your name (e.g. Smith.J.pdf from Joan Smith) that includes (1) Cover letter summarizing your qualifications for the position, (2) CV, and (3) names and contact information of three references. The PDF file should be emailed to Alyssa Luckey Winters: ajluckey@wisc.edu. Posted: 7/22/13.

Applied Fisheries Ecology: NSERC postdoctoral position housed within the Hakai Network for Coastal People, Ecosystems and Management at Simon Fraser University. We invite applications for a post-doctoral fellowship in applied fisheries ecology, with focused research on modeling the social-ecological interactions between an ecologically and culturally important forage fish, Pacific herring, and coastal communities in British Columbia. Together, we seek applicants interested in contributing to an interdisciplinary research group composed of marine ecologists, fisheries scientists, oceanographers, geneticists, policy analysts and archaeologists. The post doc will play an important cross-cutting role in this group, integrating the ecological, cultural and economic implications of herring and working directly with our community partners. The successful Post-Doctoral Scholar will be appointed for two years with funding from a National Science and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) Strategic Project Grant. They will be based at The Hakai Network at Simon Fraser University in Burnaby, BC, Canada. Field research will be based at the Hakai Beach Institute on Calvert Island, and First Nations communities on Central Coast and Haida Gwaii regions of BC. This research will also involve an international collaboration with the Ocean Tipping Points Project. The salary for the position will be $40-50k with grant-supported travel and research funds ($10k). Applicants must hold a Ph.D. in marine ecology, fisheries science or a relevant field at the time of appointment, and should have a demonstrated track record of high quality research. The successful candidate will work closely with Drs. Anne Salomon and Margot Hessing-Lewis with the Coastal Marine Ecology and Conservation (CMEC) lab, the Hakai Beach Institute, The Herring School, and Drs. Carrie Kappel, Phil Levin and Jameal Samhouri from The Ocean Tipping Points project, as well as our Coastal First Nations partners (Haida Fisheries and the Heiltsuk Integrated Resource Management Department). A strong quantitative background with demonstrated use of modeling skills in fisheries and/or ecological disciplines is preferred. Knowledge of loop/network analysis and decision-making modeling tools will be considered a strong asset. In addition, experience working with coastal communities, commitment to collaboration across disciplines, and a working knowledge of qualitative research techniques would be greatly valued. A theoretical understanding of SES (Social-Ecological Systems) thinking and its practical application should be demonstrated. Applicants should send a cover letter, short statement of research interests, curriculum vitae, reprints of relevant publications, and three letters of reference to margoth@sfu.ca by January 31st 2014. Ideally, the successful candidate will start this spring. Posted: 1/22/14.

Fisheries Ecologist: The Prince William Sound Science Center, a non-profit research and education institution located on the shores of Prince William Sound in Cordova, Alaska, is seeking a highly motivated scientist for a fisheries-related research position focused on pelagic fish assessment and systems ecology. This individual will join a multi-disciplinary and multi-institutional team studying and monitoring various aspects of the ecosystem dynamics of Prince William Sound. This position is funded through two ongoing research programs which the successful candidate is required to participate in: a multi-year, multi-investigator herring research and monitoring program; and a multi-year, multi-investigator salmon research program. The herring research is related to juvenile herring energetics and ecology (knowledge of stable isotope analysis techniques useful). The salmon research focuses on the interactions between hatchery-reared and wild salmon populations in >30 streams around Prince William Sound. Fieldwork and management of research crew and technicians are required. Peer-reviewed publications expected. Applicant must be a U.S. or Canadian citizen or have U.S. Permanent Residence status. Applicants will submit their curriculum vitae, a one-page statement of research interests and how you think you would fit into our organization, and the names of three references with their contact information addressed via email to Katrina Hoffman, President and CEO, Prince William Sound Science Center, pwssc@pwssc.org. Review of applications will begin on August 12, 2013. See the full description for more details. Posted: 7/30/13.

Coastal Marine Ecologist: The Marine Resources Research Institute (MRRI), which is located in Charleston, South Carolina and is part of the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources (SCDNR), has an Assistant Marine Scientist position available for an individual with broad experience in marine community ecology. This position involves conducting research on environmental perturbations (anthropogenic and natural) in estuarine and marine environments. This includes primarily applied research to assess the physical environment and biological communities. Specific duties include field sampling, biological (macrobenthic and nekton) community analyses, water quality monitoring, sediment analyses, report and manuscript writing, managing budgets and personnel, and grant and contract development. This position requires a Ph.D. in marine science or related field, experience in community ecology, a strong background in study design and statistical procedures, ability to perform field work in inclement weather, demonstrated strong technical writing skills, and good organizational and managerial skills. This position is currently fully funded for one year at a starting salary of approximately $46k with full benefits, and is expected to continue indefinitely. Applicants must be legally authorized to work in the US. Applications will be accepted through April 25, 2014. The MRRI is located at the Marine Resources Center adjacent to Charleston Harbor. Institute staff interact routinely and extensively with staff at other facilities located at the Center, including the College of Charleston’s Grice Marine Laboratory, NOAA’s Center for Coastal Environmental Health and Biomolecular Research, NOAA’s Hollings Marine Laboratory, the National Institute for Standards and Technology, and the Medical University of South Carolina’s Marine Biomedical Program. The successful applicant may apply for an adjunct faculty appointment in the College of Charleston’s Graduate Programs in Marine Biology and Environmental Studies. Interested applicants should apply online at http://agency.governmentjobs.com/sc/ To see more information and apply, select only the Department of Natural Resources agency and click through to find the Assistant Marine Scientist position listing. Include resume, references, education, and work experience in appropriate locations. Add cover letter that includes your statement of research interests in “Add Additional Information” section. For additional information on this position you may also contact: Dr. Denise Sanger (843-953-9074; sangerd@dnr.sc.gov) or Dr. John Leffler (843-953-3903; lefflerj@dnr.sc.gov). Posted: 4/17/14.

Marine Invertebrate Diversity and Algal Blooms: The Smithsonian Marine Station at Fort Pierce anticipates a postdoctoral researcher position starting summer 2014. The postdoctoral researcher will be advised by Dr. Seabird McKeon (marine ecology) and Dr. Valerie Paul (chemical ecology) and collaborate with Dr. Rick Osman, (marine ecology) to develop a research project to investigate aspects of the role of benthic and epibenthic invertebrate diversity in the mitigation of algal blooms in the northern Indian River Lagoon, Florida. Ft. Pierce is a small town on Florida’s ‘Treasure Coast’ with limited cultural opportunities, but a wealth of natural environments and opportunities for creative biological research and recreational activities. The Indian River Lagoon, the focus of this research, is one of the most diverse estuaries in North America, blending subtropical and temperate faunas. Highly motivated candidates with a Ph.D. degree in relevant science such as invertebrate zoology/marine ecology/or environmental science will be considered. Successful applicants must possess excellent oral and written English communication skills, a positive attitude, and utilize applicable skills with analysis of large ecological datasets, GIS, ecological modeling, and invertebrate identification as needed to address the research question. Field skills including scientific diving, boat handling, and tolerance for spending time in wet/muddy/hot/cold environments are highly desirable. Qualified applicant will be funded with competitive stipend and health benefits. The duration of this position is anticipated to be one year, with the possibility of renewal for a second year, contingent upon performance. Review of applications will begin April 30, 2014. Please send cover letter and CV to smsresearch@si.edu. Posted: 4/10/14.

Marine Ecology: The Smithsonian Institution seeks candidates for a Postdoctoral Researcher to join the Zostera Experimental Network (ZEN), an NSF-sponsored collaborative international research project exploring interactions of biodiversity and global environmental gradients in mediating the structure and functioning of vegetated marine ecosystems. The candidate will help coordinate, and will take a lead role in conducting, collaborative research among a network of >20 international partners, working closely with PI Emmett Duffy (Smithsonian Institution), as well as co-PIs Jay Stachowicz (UC Davis) and Kevin Hovel (San Diego State University). The position involves opportunities for both personal research initiatives and extensive collaborations. The position will be based at the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center in Edgewater, MD, initially with responsibilities for field work also at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science in Gloucester Point, VA. The candidate must have a Ph.D. in biology, marine science, or other appropriate field, experience in marine field ecology, and clear evidence of research achievement and promise. Because the project involves a collaborative partnership, strong organizational, communication, writing, and people skills are essential. Advanced quantitative skills and taxonomic expertise are also a plus. Applications should include (1) a current Curriculum Vitae; (2) a 1-2 page summary of career goals, experience, and interests relevant to the ZEN program; and (3) names and full contact information (postal address, email address, and phone number) of three references. Please submit your application electronically as a single PDF document to duffye@si.edu with the file name and email subject heading ‘ZEN Postdoc application – SURNAME’ with your surname in capital letters. Please also arrange to have your three references send a letter of recommendation to duffye@si.edu by the closing date below. The position is available immediately for up to two years, contingent on satisfactory progress. The stipend is $45k per year, with benefits of group health insurance. Review of applications will begin on 15 March 2014 and will continue until the position is filled. For more information, please contact: Emmett Duffy, Director, Tennenbaum Marine Observatories Network, Smithsonian Institution, duffye@si.edu. Posted: 2/27/14.

Marine Ecology: The new James H. Oliver Jr. Institute for Coastal Plain Science (ICPS) at Georgia Southern University invites applications for a 1-year (with potential for renewal for up to 1.5 additional years) visiting postdoctoral position in Marine Ecology. The successful candidate will work closely with Daniel Gleason, Director of the ICPS, on projects focused primarily on recruitment processes of benthic marine invertebrates in both temperate and tropical reef systems. The ideal candidate will have significant field experience in marine systems. In addition, previous experience with molecular genetic protocols involving DNA extraction and PCR amplification and/or analytical methods such as HPLC is highly preferred. Scuba diving experience with AAUS training (or equivalent) is required. The successful candidate will participate in all aspects of project planning and logistics and will work closely with graduate and undergraduate research students. Demonstrated writing and statistical analysis skills, as evidenced through peer-reviewed publications is highly preferred. The starting date for this position is 6 January 2014, with an annual salary of $40k plus benefits. Applications, in pdf format, should be submitted to Daniel Gleason (dgleason@georgiasouthern.edu) and should include 1) a CV, 2) the names and contact information for three references, and 3) a cover letter explaining the candidate’s interest in the position and overall research aims and accomplishments. Applications submitted by 31 October 2013, will receive full consideration. Posted: 9/24/13.

Coral Genomics: Graduate Student or Post-doctoral Fellow Position. A research team that includes faculty members within the Marine Sciences Department at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (Marchetti and Castillo Labs) and the Department of Marine and Environmental Sciences at Northeastern University (Ries Lab) is seeking a highly motivated graduate student or postdoctoral fellow to join our group. The graduate student/post-doc will be expected to work as part of a team to analyze large transcriptomic datasets from corals to investigate the molecular underpinnings of their responses to variations in seawater temperature and pH predicted to occur as a result of rising atmospheric pCO2. Desired skills include knowledge of the unix/linux command line, computer languages such as R, Python, Perl, and biostatistical/bioinformatical approaches. Suitable backgrounds for applicants include marine sciences, biology, environmental sciences, biostatistics, bioinformatics or computational sciences-related fields. Funding for a post-doctoral fellow is available for one year with the option of renewal, pending funding availability. Please contact Dr. Adrian Marchetti (amarchetti@unc.edu) or Dr. Karl Castillo (kdcastil@email.unc.edu) for further information. Posted: 1/14/14.

Coral Reef Macroecology in the Anthropocene: The National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center (SESYNC, based at the University of Maryland) invites applications for two-year postdoctoral fellowships that begin August 2014. Fellows will undertake collaboratively-developed socio-environmental or cyberinfrastructure synthesis projects that are consistent with the mission of SESYNC. One new fellow will develop a project on coral reef macroecology in collaboration with Dr. Julia Baum (UVic) and Dr. Jana McPherson (Calgary Zoo), who will serve as postdoctoral mentors during the fellowship. Drs. Baum and McPherson are developing a gridded, high resolution set of human disturbance and eco-tuned biophysical data layers for use in large-scale statistical analyses of the interplay between human and biophysical factors with coral reef ecosystem services, function and resilience. Requirements: The postdoctoral researcher will first help to develop the new spatial data product, including compiling geospatial data, quality control, processing data (converting from various projections and scales to common grid, running summary computations on time series of remote-sensing data) and preparing meta-data and visualizations. To address questions regarding the influence of human and biophysical factors on coral reef ecosystems, he/she will then construct and validate spatial models (e.g. species distribution models and community-level distribution models) for Pacific coral reef fishes, using in-hand, regional-scale, standardized underwater visual census data. This position will be based at SESYNC in Annapolis, Maryland, with visits to work with the postdoctoral mentors in person at the University of Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. There will also be opportunity to visit with collaborator Dr. Ivor Williams at NOAA’s Coral Reef Ecosystem Division in Honolulu. Qualifications: - A PhD in ecology, spatial modelling/GIS, oceanography, mathematical biology, or computer science. - Experience managing, manipulating, and modelling large spatial data sets, including remotely sensed data. Demonstrated proficiency with R, and at least one of Python, Java, Ruby on Rails, GRASS or similar applications. Excellent technical, analytical, computer, organizational, and problem-solving skills. Strong attention to detail, and meticulous work style, as evidenced by previous research. - Excellent time management skills, including the ability to meet project goals in a timely manner, and follow through on projects. - Strong interpersonal and communication skills, the ability to work both independently and collaboratively, and to communicate research findings both at professional meetings and in high quality peer-reviewed journals. Desired (not Required) Qualifications: - An interest in marine ecology, conservation and socio-ecological dynamics are an obvious asset. - The ideal candidate will also be interested in and capable of learning and utilizing emerging tools for spatial analysis, and have proficiency in ArcGIS and in SQL database construction, management and manipulation, as evidenced by previous projects and publications. To apply: Applicants must submit a pre-screening application to SESYNC. Applicants must include a CV. Following successful pre-screening, applicants are invited to contact Julia Baum at baum@uvic.ca to co-develop a full proposal for the postdoctoral fellowship. Final proposals are due April 15, 2014 at 5pm Eastern Standard Time. Additional details about the SESYNC post-doc and application. Posted: 3/26/14.

Coral Reef Ecosystems: The Global Change Institute and the School of Biological Sciences, University of Queensland, are pleased to announce opportunities for talented and motivated Ph.D. students and postdoctoral fellows in the following areas: Coral reef ecology and climate change; Ecosystem dynamics and modelling; Ocean acidification and coral reefs; Computer vision and machine learning. Successful candidates will work with Professor Ove Hoegh-Guldberg and Associate Professor Sophie Dove at their Coral Reef Ecosystems Lab in Brisbane and at field locations in Australia and globally. There are 4 postdoctoral fellowships and 6 Ph.D. student scholarships available. Further information and how to apply. All applications close 11:55pm AEST 29 September, 2013. Posted: 9/10/13.

Statistics/Marine Ecology: Post Doctoral Fellowship, Centre for Fisheries Ecosystems Research (CFER), Marine Insititute of Memorial University of Newfoundland. Salary: $45k CDN. Start and End Dates: up to two years in duration conditional on satisfactory performance evaluations. Description: Understanding fish stocks and their productivity is the main focus of the Centre for Fisheries Ecosystems Research (CFER). The Centre has obtained funding for a postdoctoral fellow who will assist in developing models and statistical analyses of an extensive fish tagging database for cod that has been developed by Dr. John Brattey of Fisheries and Oceans Canada. The successful candidate will conduct research and some field work at CFER under the guidance of Dr. Noel Cadigan and Dr. John Brattey. Requirements: Applicants are required to have a PhD with experience in statistical modelling, with a preference for modeling tagging data or marine population dynamics. 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. How to Apply: Apply to noel.cadigan@mi.mun.ca. Posted: 7/29/13.

Ecology or Oceanography: Assistant / Associate Project Scientist in collaboration with NOAA Southwest Fisheries Science Center Environmental Research Division. Start Date: as early as July 1st, 2014. The University of California, Santa Cruz seeks a project scientist (at postdoctoral research level or higher) to help with ongoing projects analyzing a) top predator data, b) oceanographic datasets in support of fisheries management, and c) ecosystem data in support of Integrated Ecosystem Assessments. The position is at the NOAA/SWFSC laboratory in Pacific Grove, California. The incumbent will initiate projects and partnerships with federal and academic collaborators and should have the ability to: write code, perform advanced statistics and data analysis, and summarize scientific findings in the form of written manuscripts and oral presentations. Responsibilities include serving as primary and co-author on peer reviewed manuscripts, helping write project reports for funding agencies, and co-writing grant proposals to continue and develop new projects that are NOAA relevant. Experience developing and ideally leading research analyses; experience with analytical software packages (R, MatLab, ArcGIS, Python) and statistical analysis of spatial and temporal data. Knowledge of multivariate statistics or Bayesian statistics would be preferred. Must have strong willingness for collaboration with other postdoctoral researchers, students, and NOAA scientists. Applications are accepted via https://recruit.ucsc.edu/apply/JPF00121, and must include a letter of application that addresses how you meet the basic and preferred qualifications, a curriculum vitae, one to three writing samples (of published material), and the names and contact information for at least three individuals who we could contact for letters of recommendation. Documents/materials must be submitted as PDF files. Review date: 6/23/14, closes: 6/30/14. Posted: 6/9/14.

Biological Oceanography: Integrated Statistics is looking for a post-doctoral researcher to work with the National Marine Fisheries Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Narragansett, Rhode Island. The Ecosystem Monitoring group monitors the fishery-relevant components of the Northeast Shelf ecosystem, to characterize the baseline conditions and their variability, and to index the seasonal, annual, and decadal changes in the conditions of the ecosystem, and to determine the effects of biological and physical processes on the recruitment of Northeast shelf fishes, especially gadoids. The post-doctoral researcher works with an interdisciplinary team of researchers to study the community structure of zooplankton populations on the Northeast Continental Shelf of the United States. The work will focus on the development of zooplankton based ecosystem indicators for the NE Continental Shelf LME and its constituent Ecological Production Units that serve as the spatial framework for the Integrated Ecosystem Assessment (IEA) focusing on ecologically relevant seasons. The work will also focus on building empirical relationships that link zooplankton abundance and community structure to environmental variables and, potentially, to fish production. The post-doctoral researcher will perform statistical and geospatial analyses of zooplankton and forcing factors. Opportunities to participate in research cruises are possible. Qualifications: Ph.D. in biological oceanography, marine science, fisheries, ecology, biostatics, or related disciplines. Interest in biological oceanography preferred. Familiarity with R and experience working with large, multivariate datasets is an asset. Salary: $24-25 per hour. This position is full-time with the benefits described on our website. To apply for this position, please visit Integrated Statistics and click the Employment Opportunities. In the list, click the job title. Clicking the Apply Here link starts the application process. For assistance with accessibility of applications, posters, forms, and/or documents, please email the Integrated Statistics office. Apply Here. Posted: 6/5/14.

Fisheries Oceanography: Post-doctoral position available beginning May 2014 to participate in a new National Science Foundation funded project to examine the drivers of spatial patterns of planktonic organisms in a dynamic subtropical oceanographic environment. High-resolution in situ imagery combined with targeted net sampling and individual daily growth measurements of larval fishes will be used to study predator-prey interactions and identify the biological and physical processes driving fine-scale plankton distributions. The successful applicant will have a PhD in biological oceanography, marine ecology, bioinformatics, or a related field and have a strong background in quantitative ecology. Experience with biostatistics, data management, image processing, and/or computer programing necessary. Additional experience with machine learning and modeling useful. Applicants with oceanographic field experience preferred. Applicants should be highly motivated, organized, and able to work both independently as well as within a team. To apply, please send a letter of application, current curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information for three references by April 7, 2014 to su.sponaugle@oregonstate.edu Position is with the laboratories of Drs. Robert Cowen and Su Sponaugle at Oregon State University’s Hatfield Marine Science Center in Newport, Oregon. Posted: 3/27/14.

Biological Oceanography: The University of Washington, School of Oceanography invites applications for a full-time postdoctoral position. The position requires a PhD in Oceanography, Marine Biology, Ecology, or similar field obtained within the last 3 years and expertise in plankton ecology, statistics, and modeling. The successful applicant will join an exciting NSF-funded study of the effects of hypoxia on mesozooplankton and energy flow through marine food webs. Our field campaigns are complete and analysis stage is beginning. A goal of the research is to understand how changes in hypoxia affect the species composition, abundance, and distribution of zooplankton and the resultant effects on fish populations. Our field campaigns are complete and analysis stage is beginning. Highly motivated candidates with strong quantitative skills and ecosystem or statistical modeling experience are encouraged to apply and to incorporate their interests into the project. Demonstrated experience in the analysis of ecological data sets, statistical analysis, and modeling will be emphasized. This project will involve international travel to the University of Concepción (Chile) to collaborate on a parallel study. A demonstrated record of publishing in peer-reviewed journals is required. The post-doc will work closely with a Biological Oceanographer, Dr. Julie Keister. The position is for 18 months, beginning as early as February 2014 with the possibility of renewal pending funding. Applications should be submitted as a single pdf by email to: Dr. Julie Keister (jkeister@u.washington.edu) and include: CV, publication list, statement of research interests, one-page summary of Ph.D. thesis, minimum of three letters of recommendation and statement of immigration status of non-citizens. Review of applications will begin on January 5, 2014 but the position will remain open until filled. Posted: 1/2/14.

Oceanography: The Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) in La Jolla, California, invites applications for one or more Institution-wide Postdoctoral positions in any of the major areas of research conducted at Scripps. Scripps Institution of Oceanography is one of the oldest, largest, and most important centers for marine science research in the world. Research at Scripps Institution of Oceanography encompasses physical, chemical, biological, geological, and geophysical studies of the oceans, earth, and atmosphere. Scripps Postdoctoral scholars are expected to interact with existing programs, and candidates are required to contact potential mentors and identify mutual research interests prior to submitting their applications. Research activities at SIO can be explored by viewing profiles of the Principal Investigators at Scripps. Candidates are required to have completed the PhD degree prior to taking up the appointment and should have received the degree no earlier than January 1, 2011. Current and former Scripps Postdocs are not eligible for these awards. Awards are competitive with a major emphasis on potential for independent, creative research. The Postdoc positions are for one year, and award twelve months of salary with a minimum stipend of $58k plus benefits. An additional six months of support may be granted provided that the Postdoc obtains additional external support. Appointees are eligible for health insurance through UCSD. The deadline for applications will be February 1, 2014, and successful candidates are expected to start before December 1, 2014. All applications, which must include two confidential letters of recommendation, and letter of support from a potential Scripps mentor, are to be submitted in electronic form, following instructions to be found here. Further information can be obtained from: Chair, Scripps Institutional Postdoctoral Awards Committee, c/o Carrie Byrd, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California, San Diego, 9500 Gilman Drive, MC 0210, La Jolla, CA 92093-0210. cbyrd@ucsd.edu. Posted: 12/5/13.

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.

Development of Landscape and Climate Indicators for Assessing Stream-Wetland Connectivity: A postgraduate or postdoctoral research project training opportunity is currently available at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) National Center for Environmental Assessment (NCEA). This appointment will be served in Arlington, Virginia. NCEA coordinates high priority, science based assessments for EPA. Examples include a draft review and synthesis on connectivity of streams and wetlands to downstream waters, the EPA’s Mountaintop Mining Assessment, the First Triennial Biofuels Report to Congress, and the draft Bristol Bay Assessment. This project focuses on the development and validation of landscape and climate indicators for assessing connectivity of geographically isolated wetlands to stream networks, with case studies in multiple regions of the United States. Through this training opportunity, the participant will be involved in the following activities: •Developing and validating methods and a set of GIS-based indicators, derived from climate, landscape, biological, and social metrics – as well as remote sensing products, such as LiDAR – to assess stream-wetland connectivity in various landscape settings •Comparing coarser nationally-derived datasets to higher resolution regional/site based indicator data in assessing stream-wetland connectivity •Classifying subregions or watershed units of differing connectivity based on aggregation of GIS-based indicators •Collaborating with process-based modeling efforts to integrate indicators and metrics into simulations of wetland-stream hydrologic connectivity. The research participant will learn about the use of spatial indicators and develop approaches for assessing watershed connectivity at various spatial scales through the use of geospatial techniques. See the full Research Opportunity Description. Posted: 2/6/14.

Oil Spill Science: The four Sea Grant College Programs of the Gulf of Mexico are pleased to release this announcement for four non-tenured track, 12-month, two-year limited term, grant funded positions related to a new oil spill science outreach program. The oil spill science outreach program will focus on the two-way transfer of information between (1) the people whose livelihoods depend on a healthy Gulf of Mexico or who are involved in the protection and management of Gulf of Mexico coastal and marine resources; and (2) the Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative scientists, administrators and board of directors. The candidate selected for this position must be able to understand and translate technical oil spill science results in a particular focus area (biology, chemistry, physics or public health) for diverse audiences; engage with people with different perspectives; lead and facilitate public meetings, seminars and workshops; and perform other duties as assigned. Each outreach position will be based in a different state, report directly to their state program and the regional outreach manager and work regionally as a team. Travel throughout the Gulf of Mexico and beyond is expected. Outreach positions will likely be based in the Florida panhandle; Mobile, Alabama; Baton Rouge or Louisiana coastal zone; and Corpus Christi, Texas. Only one person will be hired by each Sea Grant College Program and separate, completed applications must be submitted to each Sea Grant College Program in which the applicant is willing to work. Applicants can apply to as many positions as desired. Only complete application packages will be considered. Links to each of the positions are below: Florida-based position via University of Florida (Florida Sea Grant College Program). Louisiana-based position via Louisiana State University (Louisiana Sea Grant College Program). Alabama-based position via Auburn University (Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant Consortium). Texas-based position via Texas A and M University (Texas Sea Grant College Program). Review date: Apri 11, 2014 and continue until the positions are filled. Posted: 3/5/14.

Land-Freshwater-Ocean Interactions: We seek a motivated post-doctoral fellow to join a multi-disciplinary effort examining the source and fate of freshwater constituents in a bog forest-coastal ocean system on the British Columbia Central Coast. The successful candidate will explore processes occurring at the soil-freshwater and freshwater-ocean interfaces, and will work with others on the team to quantify the impact of freshwater constituents flowing to the coastal ocean. The research will have a particular focus on the cycling and flux of carbon and nutrients, and the post-doctoral fellow will both help to shape future data collection efforts on this project, and work to analyze data that is currently being accumulated. The position will be based in the lab of Dr. Suzanne Tank at York University, in Toronto, Canada. The successful candidate will be expected to split their time between York, The Hakai Network for Coastal People, Ecosystems, and Management at Simon Fraser University (Burnaby, British Columbia; and the Hakai Beach Institute on Calvert Island. Qualifications: Applicants must hold a Ph.D. with specialization in aquatic biogeochemistry, aquatic ecology, or a related field. Ideal qualities include experience with field work and the laboratory analyses of aquatic constituents, a history of engagement in collaborative research efforts, strong organizational skills, excellent communication skills, and demonstrated success in producing peer-reviewed scientific publications. The post-doctoral fellow will be expected to work closely and successfully with a wide range of expert collaborators from across multiple disciplines, and to contribute to scientific syntheses and communication efforts that are beyond their primary field of expertise. This research is part of an innovative, highly interdisciplinary research network supported by the Tula Foundation via its Hakai Beach Institute on the British Columbia Central Coast. The successful candidate for this position will work closely with Drs. Suzanne Tank (York University), Ken Lertzman (Simon Fraser University), Brian Hunt (University of British Columbia), and David D'Amore (US Forest Service) and Ian Giesbrecht (Hakai Beach Institute). The post-doctoral appointment will be for two years, potentially renewable for an additional year based on performance and funding. Salary is negotiable based on experience, ranging from $CDN 42-55k, including benefits. The position also comes with a $10k per annum research stipend. We will begin reviewing applications on August 26, and will consider applicants until the position is filled. The start date for the position will be between November 2013 and January 2014. Applications should include a two-page statement of research interests and accomplishments as they relate to the position, a full CV, and the names and contact information for three references. Applications should be sent via email to: Dr. Suzanne Tank (tanks@yorku.ca) Assistant Professor, Department of Geography. Posted: 7/30/13.

Aquatic Biogeochemistry: The Aquatic Ecosystem Ecology lab at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln seeks qualified applications for a postdoctoral position focused on aquatic biogeochemistry. This is a non-tenure leading post-doctoral research associate position established for a period of one year with Dr. Amy Burgin. Continuation of this position beyond one year is contingent upon the availability of grant funding and satisfactory accomplishment of assigned duties, up to a maximum of three years. This position will support field and laboratory research in support of two projects focused on the importance of biogeochemical time lags for ecosystem restoration. The first project centers on Nebraska’s highly endangered saline wetland ecosystems, wherein research aims to better inform landscape managers as to the interactions between soil chemistry, saline groundwater and plant community dynamics and how those affect restoration efforts. The focus of the second project is to understand the biogeochemical lag times in phosphorus cycling in restored reservoirs. Opportunities will be provided for developing independent projects related to the broader topics under investigation for the grant support. Qualifications: Applicants must have a Ph.D. in biology, ecology, marine science or a relevant field. Applicants must also have a driver’s license and experience with boats. Strong preference will be given to candidates with evidence of: 1) laboratory and field experience in either freshwater or coastal biogeochemistry, with a strong preference for candidates with experience in both types of systems, 2) excellent communication skills, as indicated by publications and presentations, 3) prior collaborative experience and willingness to work as a member of a team, and 4) evidence of ability to manage and coordinate undergraduate or graduate students as part of previous projects. Desired Skills: Experience with Microsoft Access, Matlab, R-statistical software is an asset, but not a requirement of the position. Additionally, experience working in both freshwater and marine ecosystems is an asset, but not a requirement. Working knowledge of methodologies for measuring trace gas fluxes, gas chromatography, and soil or water chemistry, experience manipulating and analyzing large datasets, and familiarity with modeling and/or remote sensing skills. For questions about the position, please contact Dr. Amy Burgin (aburgin2@unl.edu). To apply for this position, go to http://employment.unl.edu and search for requisition number F_130234. Click on “Apply to this job” and attach a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and names and complete contact information for three references. Review of applications will begin January 3, 2014. Target start date is March 1, 2014, but is negotiable. Applicants must be eligible to work in the United States. All hires are subject to final budgetary approval. Posted: 11/26/13.

Ecological Flows: The United States Geological Survey Mendenhall program is recruiting a post-doctoral scientist in Ecological Flow research area. The Mendenhall post-doc is a very prestigious program in USGS. The post-doc will work with project co-advisers Quan Dong, Jonathan Friedman, Greg Auble (USGS Fort Collins Science Center), and LeRoy Poff (Colorado State University). Please click # 14-47. Ecological Flow for details and to apply. In order to apply, the applicant needs to develop an (up to 8 pages) proposal with the co-advisers. Deadline: Sept 20. Applicants are encouraged to contact the co-advisors soon to prepare the proposals, in order to meet the deadline. We are also recruiting a 2-year termed position in similar research area in near future. QUAN DONG, PhD, Chief and Supervisory Ecologist, Aquatic Systems Branch, Fort Collins Science Center, 2150 Centre Avenue, Bldg C, Fort Collins, CO 80526-8118. Voice: 970-226-9175, qdong@usgs.gov. Posted: 7/30/13.

Climate Change in Headwater Streams: Headwater streams present new challenges for climate change research due to the complex geophysical processes regulating stream temperature and flow. We seek a Postdoctoral Research Associate to investigate the geomorphic landscape features controlling stream sensitivity to climate variables in the Appalachian highlands. An understanding of hyporheic flow dynamics is a critical aspect of this research problem and will be a central research objective of the project. Candidates for this position should have experience in fluvial geomorphology, field sampling protocols, and statistical modeling techniques. Ideal candidates would have experience using mini-piezometers in streams, working with GIS and LIDAR data, and/or evaluating stream geomorphic features relevant for fish habitat. This position is supported for 2 years as part of an interdisciplinary study in Shenandoah National Park (Virginia) and the Delaware Gap National Recreation Area (Pennsylvania and New Jersey). The project is funded by the National Park Service and the US Geological Survey. The position is located at the USGS Leetown Science Center in Kearneysville, West Virginia, and will require some travel for fieldwork. To express interest, please send a cover letter, CV, and contact information for 3 references to Nathaniel (Than) Hitt . Letters of interest will be accepted until the position is filled. Posted: 1/17/14.

Headwater Stream Landscape Decisions: There is growing evidence that headwater stream ecosystems are especially vulnerable to changing climate and land use, but their conservation is challenged by the need to address the threats at a landscape scale, often through coordination with multiple management agencies and landowners. This project seeks to provide an example of cooperative landscape decision-making to address the conservation of headwater stream ecosystems in the face of climate change and uncertainty. The Massachusetts Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit at the University of Massachusetts, in collaboration with the Conte Anadromous Fish Laboratory and the Patuxent Wildlife Research Center, seeks a postdoctoral research associate to facilitate a structured decision making process with multiple management agencies (USFWS, NPS, USFS) to frame their decision contexts in headwater stream conservation. Using this framing, the postdoc will develop decision-support tools, including predictive models of headwater stream habitat and species response, that agencies can use to design long-term management strategies. The research will focus on the Potomac River Watershed (MD, PA, VA, WV) and Merrimack River Watershed (MA, ME, NH), and there will be periodic travel to attend regional workshops and meet with collaborators. The successful applicant will be based primarily at the Conte Anadromous Fish Laboratory in Turners Falls, MA, 30 minutes from Amherst. Project leaders: Allison Roy, USGS, Massachusetts Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, Amherst, MA. Evan Grant, USGS Patuxent Wildlife Research Center, Conte Anadromous Fish Laboratory, Turners Falls, MA. Mike Runge, USGS Patuxent Wildlife Research Center, Laurel, MD. Ben Letcher, USGS Conte Anadromous Fish Laboratory, Turners Falls, MA. Qualifications: background in structured decision making and/or adaptive management, previous experience leading a collaborative research project, or skills in modeling, estimation, and optimization. The successful candidate will also have excellent writing and personal communication skills. Applicants are expected to have earned a Ph.D. degree in a relevant discipline, preferably within the last 5 years. Salary and benefits as a University of Massachusetts employee is competitive, with support available for 2 years. Travel funds will be provided to support visits with study team members and outside cooperators, to attend regional workshops during model development, and to attend professional conferences. Application: Send a letter describing your background and experiences as they relate to this position, and a CV with names and contact information for three references to Evan Grant (ehgrant@usgs.gov). Posted: 10/21/13.

Headwater Stream Landscape Decisions: There is growing evidence that headwater stream ecosystems are especially vulnerable to changing climate and land use, but their conservation is challenged by the need to address the threats at a landscape scale, often through coordination with multiple management agencies and landowners. This project seeks to provide an example of cooperative landscape decision-making to address the conservation of headwater stream ecosystems in the face of climate change. The USGS Patuxent Wildlife Research Center, in collaboration with the Massachusetts Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit at the University of Massachusetts, and the Conte Anadromous Fish Laboratory, seeks a postdoctoral research associate to facilitate a structured decision making process at the HUC-4 watershed scale, with multiple management agencies, to frame their decision contexts in headwater stream conservation. Using this framing, the postdoc will develop decision-support tools, including predictive models of headwater stream habitat and species response, that agencies can use to design long-term management strategies, taking account of climate change and its uncertainty. In each of the HUC-4 watersheds (Potomac River Watershed, Merrimack River Watershed), we will work with management partners (USFWS, NPS, USFS) in a framework that mimics an LCC, but at a smaller scale. The successful applicant will be based primarily at the Conte Anadromous Fish Laboratory in Turners Falls, MA, with periodic travel to Patuxent Wildlife Research Center in Laurel, Maryland. Preferred start date is Fall 2013. Project leaders: Evan Grant, USGS Patuxent Wildlife Research Center, Conte Anadromous Fish Laboratory, Turners Falls, MA; Mike Runge, USGS Patuxent Wildlife Research Center, Laurel, MD; Ben Letcher, USGS Conte Anadromous Fish Laboratory, Turners Falls, MA; Allison Roy, Assistant Unit Leader and Research Assistant Professor, USGS, Massachusetts Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, Amherst, MA. Competitive candidates will also have one or more of the following qualifications: have a background in structured decision making and/or adaptive management, previous experience leading a collaborative research project, or skills in modeling, estimation, and optimization. The successful candidate will also have excellent writing and personal communication skills. Applicants are expected to have earned a Ph.D. degree in a relevant discipline, preferably within the last 5 years. Support available for 2 years. Application: Send a letter describing your background and experiences as they relate to this position, and a CV with names and contact information for three references to Evan Grant (ehgrant@usgs.gov) by 30 August 2013. Posted: 7/25/13.

Marine Protected Area Socio-environmental Systems: The Luc Hoffmann Institute, based at WWF International, Switzerland, in partnership with the National Social-Environmental Synthesis Center (SESYNC), seeks a postdoctoral fellow to work with an interdisciplinary team to evaluate the impacts of marine conservation interventions, focusing on analyzing monitoring data for marine protected areas. The fellow will be in residence at the SESYNC facilities at the University of Maryland in Annapolis, MD, and will also spend significant time at WWF-US offices in Washington, DC. For earliest consideration, apply by October 20, 2013. Complete details. Posted: 10/9/13.

Adaptive Management of Novel Socio-Ecological Systems: The Ecosystems, Societies and Knowledge (ESK) Research Group at Dartmouth College seeks a creative and energetic post-doctoral research associate to help design and monitor habitat manipulations on islands in the St Marys River, Upper Great Lakes, USA. This participatory research project is in collaboration with the Sault Ste Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians. We are initiating an adaptive management process to improve waterfowl hunting and other subsistence values on small islands in a cultural landscape that has experienced dramatic environmental change. Uniquely, our objectives and hypotheses are based on input from Anishinaabe (American Indian) waterfowl hunters and other regional habitat management experts. For more details see http://sites.dartmouth.edu/reo/openings/. Posted: 7/26/13.

Extreme Events and Demography of Stream Fish and Salamanders: Climate change will likely increase the frequency and severity of extreme events. Understanding and forecasting biological response to extreme events represents a key challenge to applied ecology. This project involves incorporating forecasts of extreme events into population models for stream fish and salamanders in the northeastern US. Existing models include detailed demographic models (integral projection models), abundance models and occupancy models. Extreme events in streams mainly result in floods and droughts, so models will account for effects of these drivers on vital rates and probabilities of local extinction. Models will primarily rely on existing data, but there is an opportunity to conduct flume tests of the effects of environmental drivers on vital rates if necessary. The post-doc will collaborate directly with a hydrologic modeler, and indirectly with a large team of environmental and biological modelers. The USGS Conte Anadromous Fish Research Center in Turners Falls, MA seeks a postdoctoral research associate to develop demographic models for species response to extreme events. The project is part of a larger US Department of Interior effort to understand effects of hurricanes on the northeastern US. Preferred start date is September 1, 2014. Qualifications: Competitive candidates will have skills in demographic modeling (projection matrices, abundance and occupancy models), estimation (particularly in a Bayesian context), and optimization, with previous experience working on collaborative research projects and familiarity with headwater streams. We are especially interested in applicants with experience linking environmental drivers to demographic models. The successful candidate will also have excellent writing and personal communication skills. Applicants are expected to have earned a Ph.D. degree in a relevant discipline, preferably within the last 2 years. Benefits: Salary is $52K per year plus a health care allowance, with support available for 2 years. Travel funds will be provided to attend regional workshops during model development, and to attend professional conferences. Application: Send a letter describing your background and experiences as they relate to this position, and a CV with names and contact information for three references to Ben Letcher (bletcher@usgs.gov). To receive full consideration, send application materials by 31 March 2014. Posted: 3/13/14.

Mathematical Demography and Ecology: A Post-Doctoral position is available with Prof. Hal Caswell, in the Theoretical Ecology Research Group within the Institute for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Dynamics at the University of Amsterdam. This position is part of a research program Individual Stochasticity and Population Heterogeneity in Plant and Animal Populations, which is funded by an ERC Advanced Grant. The overall goal of this research program is to develop a comprehensive theory for incorporating individual stochasticity and heterogeneity into demographic models, and for analyzing the consequences of these sources of demographic variation for population growth, structure, and persistence. Applications of the theory will include populations of conservation and management concern, evolutionary questions related to senescence and resource allocation, and the measures of health status and health expectancy in human populations. This postdoctoral project will focus on mathematical and theoretical developments of Markov chain models for variation in lifetime reproduction and other measures of lifetime success, variation in longevity, and the incorporation of heterogeneity into branching process and diffusion models. Analyses will be developed at the level of cohorts (survival, longevity, lifetime reproduction, lifetime health status) and the level of populations (population growth, structure, persistence, and extinction) using matrix population models. Sensitivity analysis using methods from matrix calculus will be an integral part of the research. The development of new theory for multistate models, for stochastic environments, and for coupled populations will be an important component. The Theoretical Ecology group currently comprises 2 professors, 3 assistant professors, 1 post-doc, and 4 PhD students, and currently hosts two ERC Advanced Grants. It has active research programs in structured population modelling, resource-consumer interactions, epidemiology, demography, and evolutionary and eco-evolutionary theory. Requirements • PhD in mathematical/theoretical ecology, mathematical biology, or demography, or in applied mathematics or statistics with experience in population biology, or similar background. • Experience with development and analysis of population models; • Programming skills; the project will use Matlab and possibly other languages; • Fluent in English • Good scientific writing skills • Ability to work in a multidisciplinary research team. For additional information, please contact Hal Caswell at h.caswell@uva.nl. Apply online. Applications should include a detailed CV with a list of publications, a description of research experience and interests, and the names and contact addresses of two academic references from whom information about the candidate can be obtained. Combine all these items into a single PDF file. Applications should be sent by e-mail only before January 28, 2014 to application-science@uva.nl . Please quote vacancy number 13-418 in the subject field. The positions will start in early 2014. The full-time appointment will be on a temporary basis for initially one year, with an extension to a maximum period of 3 years after a positive evaluation. The full-time gross monthly salary will range from € 2427 to € 3831. Posted: 1/14/14.

Species Distribution Modelling and Fire Ecology: Ecologist, GS-0408-11 (TERM-DEU-CA). Key Requirements: * Applicants must be U.S. Citizens. * Suitable for Federal employment, as determined by background investigation. * Selectee may be subject to serving a one-year trial period. * Must have a valid state driver's license and a good driving record. * Relocation expenses are not authorized. * Occasional Travel; overnight travel of 1-10 nights per month may be required. * More requirements are listed within the Qualifications and Evaluations Tab in the USA Jobs announcement (see link provided below). The U.S. Geological Survey Forest and Rangeland Ecosystem Science Center in Boise, ID, is seeking an Ecologist (GS-11) to design and carry out a species distribution modeling project to predict current and future distributions of big sagebrush communities in the western United States. Primary objectives of the research will be to develop models to predict distributions of sagebrush and associated species in relation to current bioclimatic settings, account for plant ecophysiological responses to climate variability, and predict future potential distributions under climate change. Other objectives include addressing the role of fire and invasive species in shaping sagebrush community distributions. The research requires an understanding of many aspects of plant ecology, disturbance ecology, climatology, ecophysiology, invasive species biology, and natural history. The incumbent will develop new or refine existing methodological approaches to defining species-environment relations by utilizing climate predictions, modeling species distributions, and defining ecological niches. The incumbent will integrate a variety of statistical and computer modeling approaches to develop and test new ways of understanding species distribution and ecosystem function. The incumbent researcher will communicate with agency and independent experts to develop protocols, present preliminary findings at scientific and management meetings, and publish research results. Announcement Number: PAC-2014-0600. Closes: 07/11/2014. Salary: $57-75k. Promotion Potential: GS-12. For more information, contact Dr. Douglas Shinneman (208-426-5206; dshinneman@usgs.gov) or Michelle Schatz (Phone: 541-750-1040;michelle_schatz@usgs.gov). Posted: 6/30/14.

Modelling Species Distribution and Dynamics: Two postdocs at SLU (Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences): Population modelling for forestry impact analysis. The Swedish Species Information Centre is a national centre for the knowledge on biodiversity. Our work includes compiling and storing biodiversity data and assessing the viability of species in Sweden. We are currently recruiting two postdocs to expand our research on how populations may respond to land-use or climate change. We are seeking two postdocs for modelling species distributions and (meta)population dynamics. The research is linked to the next forestry impact analysis (FIA) that has just been initiated by the Swedish Forest Agency. FIA investigate future consequences of scenarios of forestry policy such as wood production. For the next FIA, we will investigate the viability of species among scenarios. The research work is funded by the research council Formas. Duties: The two postdocs will develop models to be used for population viability analyses assuming the FIA scenarios and additional forestry scenarios at national and landscape scales. For model development, Citizen Science Data reported to www.artportalen.se as well as systematically collected research data will be used. Both species distribution modelling and dynamic (meta)population modelling will be applied. Also different types of covariate data will be used, ranging from detailed field measurements to remote sensing estimates available via Swedish LifeWatch. We will study mobile as well as sessile species, e.g. birds, beetles, polypore fungi or lichens. One of the postdocs will study polypore fungi and he/she will participate in field work in Finland in the autumn of 2014. Scientific qualifications within the subject area are necessary. Earlier research on modelling species distributions, (meta)population dynamics or forest dynamics is required. Knowledge on Geographic Information Systems is desirable. Good collaborative ability is appreciated. Applicants should hold a PhD degree in ecology, forest management or statistics. Priority will be given to applicants who have been awarded their PhD degree at most three years before the application deadline. Place of work: Uppsala. Temporary employment, 100%, two years. Starting date: As soon as possible, but negotiable. We welcome your application marked with Ref no. SLU ua 5912/2013. 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 January 28, 2014. Specific documents attached: CV incl. publication list, PhD thesis, max. five publications, description of previous research (max. two pages), and of current research interests and the research that the applicant would like to carry out within this position (maximum two pages), contact details of at least two reference persons. Full job ad. Posted: 1/10/14.

Species Distribution Modelling: The Biodiversity and Climate Research Centre (BiK-F) has been founded by the Senckenberg Gesellschaft für Naturforschung, the Goethe-University Frankfurt am Main, and additional partners. It is funded by the Federal State of Hessen through its Initiative for the Development of Scientific and Economic Excellence (LOEWE). The mission of the centre is to carry out internationally outstanding research on the interactions of biodiversity and climate change at the organism level. The Project Area E “Data and Modelling Centre” invites applications for a Postdoctoral Researcher “Statistical modelling of species distributions” (Ref. #E41) Your tasks: Improve our tools for estimating species distributions Statistically relate species occurrence data and environmental layers Handling of remote sensing products related to habitat quality (e.g. biomass, area burned, tree cover) Sampling bias analyses Develop toolboxes for a DFG-funded biodiversity data centre (visualization and analyses) Work in an interdisciplinary team with informatics and GIS experts and bio- and geoscientists Your profile: PhD degree in Ecology, Mathematics, Statistics, Bioinformatics, Geography, Environmental Science or a related field Strong expertise in statistics and numerical modelling Advanced skills in analysis of large datasets and/or ecological modeling Special expertise in Bayesian species distribution modelling would be an advantage Strong track record of international publications in peer-reviewed journals Excellent written and oral communication skills Interest to work in interdisciplinary teams. Salary and benefits are according to a public service position in Germany (TV-H E13, 100%). The contract shall start as soon as possible and will be initially restricted to May 2015. An extension is intended being subject to personal performance and availability of funds. The Senckenberg Research Institute supports equal opportunity of men and women and therefore strongly invites women to apply. Equally qualified handicapped applicants will be given preference. The duty station will be Frankfurt am Main, Germany, but exceptions might be possible. The employer is the Senckenberg Gesellschaft für Naturforschung. Please send your application before February, 15th 2014 preferred by e-mail (attachment in a single pdf document), mentioning the reference of this position (Ref. #E41) and including a letter outlining your suitability for the post, a detailed CV, contact details of 2 references and a list of publications and funding to the Administrative Director: Herrn Dr. Johannes Heilmann, c/o Senckenberg Gesellschaft für Naturforschung, Senckenberganlage 25, 60325 Frankfurt, E-Mail: recruiting@senckenberg.de. For scientific enquiries please get in contact with Prof. Dr. Thomas Hickler, thomas.hickler@senckenberg.de. Posted: 1/9/14.

Population Demographic and Species Distribution Modeling: The Alpine Treeline Warming Experiment (ATWE) invites applications for a postdoctoral scholar to model effects of climate change on subalpine tree species demography and distributions to start January 1, 2014. The ATWE is a collaborative experiment examining climatic constraints to subalpine tree establishment and growth at and beyond high elevation treeline to better predict dynamic changes in the distribution of high elevation forests. The successful candidate will be based in Berkeley and have the opportunity to interact with collaborators at University of California Berkeley, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, UC Merced, University of Colorado, Boulder, and USGS. Qualified candidates with an interest in population genetic variation, ecosystem feedbacks to climate change, or treeline dynamics are strongly encouraged to apply. Key Responsibilities: The incumbent will leverage site-based experimental demography, ecophysiology, and climate data, as well as published data and regional databases, to develop quantitative projections of population demographic change and species distributions with climate change. In addition to modeling activities, the postdoc will be expected to lead and contribute to peer-reviewed publications, present findings at a national meeting, and participate in ATWE meetings. Qualifications Required: - Candidates must have obtained their PhD in ecology, environmental science, geography, applied mathematics or a related field by the appointment start date. - Statistical and programming skills are essential. - Demonstrated writing skills, as evidence by a record of publication, are necessary. - Candidates must show evidence of the ability to work well independently. - The selected candidate must be able to meet eligibility requirements for work in the United States at the time appointment is scheduled to begin and to continue working legally for the proposed term of the appointment. Additional Qualifications - Expertise in species distribution modeling, population matrix or integral projection modeling, meta-population modeling, forest gap modeling, and/or dynamic vegetation modeling is strongly preferred. - The best-qualified applicants will also have exceptional reasoning and analytical skills, and experience working or ability to work as part of an interdisciplinary team with scientists from several institutions. The salary range is between $39-46k plus benefits. The initial appointment will be for one year, with renewal dependent on funding and performance. To Apply: Visit https://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/apply/JPF00299. Applicants should submit, by December 1, 2013, a CV, a brief statement of research interests, copies of relevant publications and/or manuscripts, and contact information for three references. Questions regarding this recruitment can be directed to juliaschuelke@berkeley.edu. Posted: 11/4/13.

Process-Based Species Distribution Modeling: The Enquist lab at the University of Arizona seeks a highly qualified candidate for a post-doctoral fellowship on the subject of process-based distribution modeling. A Ph.D. in ecology or statistics is required. Fluency in R is essential (packages such as lmer, MCMCglmm, raster, dismo, etc.), as well as experience in the construction and validation of generalized linear mixed (multilevel) models, either in a maximum likelihood or Bayesian framework. Experience working in the following research areas is desirable: demography, forest ecology, and/or species distribution modeling. Prior experience with GLMMs that include a spatial component (e.g., CAR models), with hidden process models, integral projection models, point process models, or nonhierarchical multilevel models is also desirable. Individuals with the ability to translate between R and C++, with database management skills (MySQL or similar) and/or experience working with GIS data (in R, ArcMap, GRASS, and/or QGIS) would be at an advantage. The project will interface with the Botanical Informatics and Ecology Network (BIEN), led by PI Enquist. The Enquist lab is an active and highly stimulating research environment, with a critical mass of participants and a regular schedule of lab meetings. The department of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology at the University of Arizona ranks among the top 10 departments of its kind in the United States. Other units on the University of Arizona campus supporting the research project include iPlant, the Institute of the Environment, and the Laboratory of Tree-Ring Research. The start date of the position is flexible, but should be by the end of 2013. We can guarantee one year of funding at this point in time; we anticipate continued funding, contingent upon successful progress on the project. Application materials should include (1) a cover letter indicating relevant experience and interests, and a possible starting date, (2) CV including publication list, (3) names and contact information for three references, and (4) a 1-2 page research statement, summarizing previous research and future research goals. All application materials should be sent in electronic form to Margaret Evans (mekevans@u.arizona.edu). Dr. Enquist will be at the 2013 ESA meeting in Minneapolis and is available to speak with candidates. Posted: 7/25/13.

Invasive Species Distributions and Ecosystem Services: The Ecological Exposure Research Division at the US Environmental Protection Agency is seeking a postdoctoral/postgraduate research fellow for a project focused on application of geospatial analyses to understand the processes driving biological invasions and the impacts of invasive species on ecosystem services. The appointment is full time for one year in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, with the possibility of renewal for up to two additional years upon recommendation of EPA contingent on the availability of funds. For project details please see the full listing. For additional information, please contact: John A. Darling Phone: (919) 541-1912, Email: darling.john@epa.gov. Posted: 4/10/14.

Impacts of Non-native Earthworm Invasion: Funding is available for one-year (with the potential for a second year) for a postdoctoral research position to lead a field project investigating the spatial extent and ecological effects of non-native earthworms on the historically earthworm-free San Clemente Island, California (SCI). Invasive earthworms, including species from Europe and Asia, have been documented to have dramatic impacts on native species, communities, and ecosystems; however, earthworm invasions in regions other than the eastern U.S. and outside of forested areas are poorly understood. The newly documented invasion of non-native earthworms on SCI is a cause for conservation concern in the context of the island’s many endangered and endemic plant and animal species and sub-species. The successful applicant will work in collaboration with researchers from Oklahoma State University (Dr. Scott Loss), The Urban Wildlands Group and University of Southern California (Dr. Travis Longcore) and a Navy biologist and botanist to develop a survey design and earthworm assessment protocol. The postdoc will then implement the assessment plan in coordination with the Navy (and with assistance from a research technician) including fieldwork to sample earthworms, measure vegetation, and to begin to conduct earthworm species identification. Fieldwork will occur during the island’s wet season of roughly December to May. After the field season, the postdoc will conduct quantitative analyses to determine the abundance, spatial extent, habitat affinities, and potential for ecological effects of invasion. Based on results of the above analyses, the Navy will decide whether to implement control and/or eradication measures or to initiate a second field season to conduct more focused research into earthworm ecological impacts, including potential impacts on vertebrates. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in ecology or a related field, demonstrated experience leading field research crews and conducting statistical analyses, including spatial analyses (experience with GIS required), as well as a demonstrated track record of publishing research results in peer-reviewed journals. Preferred qualifications include experience conducting vegetation and invertebrate surveys (applicants with experience sampling earthworms will be especially competitive). Applicants should be able to work in a remote field site under wet, windy, and/or foggy conditions, spend long hours in the field, and traverse rugged terrain using GPS and compass/map. The postdoc will also have to deal with the unique, challenging, and dynamic logistical considerations associated with working on an active military training installation. Salary for one year is $40k and housing and transportation will be provided for the fieldwork component of the project. We are flexible about where the postdoc will complete the analysis and writing portion of the work after fieldwork is completed; however, visits to OSU (Stillwater, Oklahoma) may be necessary to conduct earthworm identification in the laboratory. This position will be filled as soon as possible. We seek to begin developing the assessment plan in November, and fieldwork may begin as early as December. To apply, please send a cover letter (outlining your experience and interest specifically related to the requirements of this research position), a CV, and contact information for 3 references to Scott Loss (scott.loss@okstate.edu). Posted: 10/2/13.

Invasive Plant Management, Great Lakes: We are seeking to hire a Postdoctoral Researcher to collaborate on a project establishing best practices for controlling the extent and spread of Eurasion Watermilfoil in inland and coastal waterways of the Upper Great Lakes. This individual will assist with literature review and production of an "information clearinghouse" to assist local communities and resource managers in efforts to manage current and future proliferations of Eurasian watermilfoil and similar invasions across the Great Lakes region, and will lead elements of field work studying efficacy of Eurasian Watermilfoil control measures and ecological consequences. This individual will primarily work with Dr. Casey Huckins and Dr. Amy Marcarelli in the Department of Biological Sciences, but will be expected to work as part of an interdisciplinary team including Drs. Rod Chimner (School of Forestry and Environmental Sciences), Guy Meadows (GLRC), Pengfei Xue (Civil and Environmental Engineering) and Colin Brooks (Michigan Tech Research Institute). Successful candidates must have a PhD in Ecology, Environmental Science or a related field and should have excellent written and oral communication skills including prior publication experience, and the ability to work individually as well as part of a team. We are especially interested in candidates with a strong background in aquatic macrophyte ecology and that have a desire to communicate with the public and local communities through direct and web-based approaches about invading Eurasian Watermilfoil. This project is based out of the Great Lakes Research Center of Michigan Technological University and is part of the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative funded through the US Environmental Protection Agency. Funding for this position is available for one year, with the possibility of extension for a second year pending performance. Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, the names and contact information for 3 references and a brief statement of research interests and skills as a single pdf document to: Dr. Casey Huckins (cjhuckin@mtu.edu), 112 Great Lakes Research Center, 1400 Townsend Drive, Houghton Michigan, 49931. A start date of May 2014 is preferred. Inquiries are welcome, please direct to Dr. Casey Huckins (cjhuckin@mtu.edu, 906-487-2475) or Dr. Amy Marcarelli (ammarcar@mtu.edu, 906-487-2867). Posted: 3/26/14.

Invasive Plant Ecology: The Virginia Tech Invasive Plant Ecology lab is seeking a highly motivated and qualified postdoctoral scholar for a two-year funded position. The successful candidate will develop empirical studies and statistical models relating phenotypic variation with genetic structure of johnsongrass (Sorghum halepense), one of the world’s worst weeds. We have amassed a large germplasm collection from across the US to test for rapid evolution, phenotypic and genetic diversity, and local adaptation. The candidate will also interact with collaborator Andrew Paterson at the University of Georgia. In addition to this project, the candidate will be expected to develop their own research program that complements ongoing work in the Barney lab. We work in a range of systems in the Southeastern US on a broad range of projects from the leaf level to large field studies, GIS and statistical models, and computer simulation models. The candidate should submit their research interests and potential projects with their application. We are especially interested in expanding our program in advanced statistical modeling and computer simulation models (but this is not required). PhD in ecology, weed science, or related field required by start date. Experience in experimental design, statistical analyses, and invasion ecology preferred. Start date: as soon as the candidate is available. Please send a CV, research interests and goals (i.e., what do you want to work on during this postdoc?), and contact information for three (3) references as a single pdf file to Jacob Barney (jnbarney@vt.edu; 540-231-6323). Posted: 9/30/13.

Biogeochemical/Biophysical Consequences of Biofuel Crops: We are seeking a postdoctoral research associate at the Energy Biosciences Institute at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. The successful candidate will join an interdisciplinary research team looking at the biogeochemical and biophysical consequences of land use change associated with the deployment of biofuel crops. The successful candidate will have experience with a wide range of measurements related to carbon and water fluxes, in addition to other trace gases associated with traditional and alternative agricultural systems, ranging from the biochemical to ecosystem scales. The successful candidate will have a firm understanding of the physiology underlying the major components of the carbon and hydrological cycles that are influenced by vegetation. The ability to manage large datasets, to process micrometeorological data and to publish results in peer-reviewed journals is essential. As the successful candidate will be a part of a multidisciplinary team, strong communication skills and the ability to integrate knowledge across disciplines is required. Questions about this position should be addressed to Carl Bernacchi (bernacch@illinois.edu). Interested parties should send a letter of application, CV and the names and contact information of three referees via email to bernacch@illinois.edu. Applications will be reviewed starting November 1, 2013. Posted: 10/1/13.

Quantitative Ecology/Invasive Biofuel Crops: Department of Fisheries, Wildlife, and Conservation Biology. The University of Minnesota seeks a quantitative ecologist to fill a two-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 in rural agricultural regions. 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 is flexible and can be as soon as September 30, 2013. 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*). Please use an email subject line of “UMN Postdoc Application”. Posted: 7/29/13.

Quantitative Ecologist, wind energy and wildlife: The United States Geological Survey is recruiting a post-doctoral scientist in quantitative ecology for a project focused on developing and testing methods to assess the impacts of wind energy on wildlife at regional to national scales. Funding for the fellowship is for 1 year and is subject to renewal for 2 additional years given availability of funding. Remuneration is US$ 73,848, plus benefits. The post-doc will work with project co-leads Jay Diffendorfer (USGS Geosciences and Environmental Change Science Center), Matt Merrill, and Margo Corum (USGS Eastern Energy Resources Science Center), as well as Wayne Thogmartin (USGS Upper Midwest Environmental Change Science Center), and Scott Loss (Oklahoma State University). The research fellow will be in Denver, CO, at the Geosciences and Environmental Change Science Center. Candidates will support the project by taking lead and collaborative roles in: 1) the review, synthesis, testing, and evaluation of existing assessment approaches; 2) Developing assessment methods for species sensitive to habitat loss and fragmentation; 3) Developing a method for both initial screening and more detailed assessment of species response to wind energy; 4) Considering mortality from wind energy in an additive vs. compensatory framework. In addition, the candidate will have latitude to pursue novel wind-wildlife assessment methods. Given the list of co-mentors, research could include: Bayesian statistical approaches related to wind impacts on wildlife; occupancy based approaches to estimate regional risk; and evaluating biases to improve regional and national mortality estimates of wind energy on birds and bats. The post-doc will participate in the review, synthesis, and testing of existing assessment methods and develop new approaches, author and present results of research, and participate in grant and report writing. The project supports ongoing research and offers opportunities to collaborate with investigators and two post docs. The project also employs undergraduate and graduate students for geospatial analysis, literature synthesis, and model development. 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, and geospatial methods/GIS skills are highly desirable. Experience with wildlife and wind energy development is preferred, but not a necessary condition for this position. The position is available as soon as a suitable candidate is found. To apply, please prepare a cover letter, curriculum vitae, transcripts, and contact information for three references. Please send your application via email, subject line “Wind Impacts Methods Post-doc”. Eligibility requirements. The successful applicant will develop a research proposal in collaboration with Dr. Diffendorfer. The application and any questions should be directed to: Jay Diffendorfer USGS Geosciences and Environmental Change Science Center, Denver Federal Center, Bldg 25, MS 980, Denver, Co. 80225. 303-236-5369, jediffendorfer@usgs.gov. Posted: 7/17/13.

Theoretical-Empirical Interface, Duckweed-based Microcosms: A post-doc position is available in the lab of Chad Brassil at the University of Nebraska working on a project examining the effect of environmental fluctuations on duckweed-based microcosms. The project combines mathematical models and experimental data, therefore it involves empirical, mathematical, and statistical skill sets. Ideal candidates will have experience in at least one of those areas, with a willingness to engage in all three. It is also expected that the post-doc will spend a significant portion of their time pursuing projects of their own direct interests. Anticipated start is sometime between now and Sept 2014. Please contact Chad Brassil (cbrassil@unl.edu) with a CV. Posted: 4/11/14.

Theoretical Ecology: Postdoctoral fellowships in theoretical ecology are available to work with PI James O'Dwyer on projects centering around the theme of "Macroecology for Microbes". Our primary goal is to develop new ecological theory to understand what drives universal behavior in large-scale, spatial and temporal patterns of taxonomic and phylogenetic diversity. A second focus of these projects will be to identify which macroecological patterns are more indicative of taxon-specific differences and ecological mechanism. The O'Dwyer lab at the University of Illinois is highly interdisciplinary, drawing from mathematics, physics, and bioinformatics, while the collaborative environment here at UIUC provides an opportunity for postdoctoral fellows to bridge multiple fields, across different departments and institutes. We are closely affiliated with the UIUC Program in Ecology, Evolution and Conservation and the Institute for Genomic Biology. We are seeking enthusiastic and talented individuals to join the lab, and the specific project will be determined in collaboration with the PI. We welcome candidates with training in theoretical ecology, and also in other quantitative fields. Start date is flexible, and funding is available for multiple years, contingent on satisfactory progress. To apply, send a CV, a one page statement of research interests, a representative paper, and contact information for three references to James O'Dwyer at jodwyer@illinois.edu. Applications will be considered as they arrive, and informal inquiries are welcome. Posted: 12/5/13.

Theoretical Ecology/Sustainability: Outstanding, highly motivated candidates are invited to apply for a postdoctoral research position in theoretical ecology, with focus on applications to sustainability science. The successful applicant must have a strong quantitative background including relevant research experience. The position requires expertise in computer programming or modelling software; excellent written and oral communication skills including ability to write draft manuscripts; ability to work in a group on interdisciplinary research topics; and ability to work collaboratively. Half of the researcher’s time must be spent on a recently funded grant from the McDonnell Foundation. The applicant will be based in the laboratories of Professor Madhur Anand in the School of Environmental Sciences and Professor Chris Bauch in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at the University of Guelph. The applicant will have access to resources such as the Infectious Diseases and Ecological Systems (IDES) Computational Laboratory. Guelph is about one hour’s drive from Toronto and its many attractions and opportunities. Guelph has consistently been ranked as one of the top 10 cities to live in Canada. The position is free from teaching obligations although there may be opportunities to teach mathematics courses, depending on demand for instructors. The appointment is for one year, with the possibility of renewal for an additional year subject to satisfactory performance. To apply, please send a cover letter, research statement, representative publications, and a CV including names and contact details of three references to Professors Chris Bauch (cbauch@uoguelph.ca) and Madhur Anand (manand@uoguelph.ca). Applications received prior to September 20, 2013 will receive priority but applications will be considered until the position is filled. The position is to start in Fall 2013 or Winter 2014. Posted: 8/6/13.

Community Ecology: The Yang Lab at the University of California, Davis is seeking a postdoctoral scholar to collaborate on an NSF-funded research project investigating the timing of species interactions in milkweed-arthropod communities. The broad goals of this project are to develop a temporally explicit understanding of species interactions in this model system, with an emphasis on phenology, ontogeny, the timing of key events and cues, stage-structured species interactions, priority effects, and seasonal community assembly. We are looking for a postdoctoral scholar who is enthusiastic to contribute to this project within the existing framework or to extend the existing project in new directions. This is a 2-year position, subject to review after one year. This position will provide an approximate annual salary of $39-46k plus benefits. The start date for this position is flexible; this position could begin as early as January 2014 or as late as January 2015. This position will offer opportunities to develop both collaborative and independent research projects, interact with the active community of ecologists at UC Davis, and engage in graduate and undergraduate mentorship. Opportunities to gain experience with teaching and public outreach are available, but these activities are neither required nor expected. To apply, please send the following materials to Louie Yang (lhyang@ucdavis.edu) by November 22, 2013: 1) a cover letter describing your interest in this position and your preferred start date, 2) your CV, 3) a 1-2 page statement describing your past research interests and experience, 4) 1-3 publications, and 5) contact information for three potential references. Posted: 10/31/13.

Insect Endosymbionts and Community Ecology: The project: Populations of the polyphagous aphid, Aphis craccivora, that are associated with different host plants are infected with different bacterial endosymbionts. These aphid populations differ in their capacity to use alternate host plants, and also vary in their susceptibility to natural enemies. The purpose of the project is to determine the role that bacterial endosymbionts play in these observed patterns, and to investigate aphid population dynamics and community interactions as a consequence of symbiont infection, particularly within the context of eco-evolutionary dynamics and/or community genetics. The postdoctoral researcher: will be responsible for designing, executing and analyzing large cage and open field experiments, supervising associated laboratory personnel, and acting as lead author on resulting manuscripts. The position is available for 2+ years, with annual renewals based on performance. Starting salary will be $35-40k/yr (depending on qualifications/experience) and the position includes health care benefits. The ideal candidate 1) has or will receive (by Spring 2014) a PhD in Ecology, Entomology, or related field, 2) has experience designing/conducting/analyzing/publishing field-based research in insect ecology, especially with aphids and their enemies, 3) has an interest in microbial/molecular ecology, 4) has experience with basic molecular techniques such as PCR and gel electrophoresis, and 5) is fluent in English, with a proven history of research publications. Funding is available starting Spring 2014. Location: University of Kentucky, in Lexington. Please contact Dr. Jen White at jenwhite.uk@gmail.com with a letter of interest and CV. Posted: 10/4/13.

Spatiotemporal Dynamics of Urban Invasive Insects: An opening is available for a postdoctoral researcher in the Department of Entomology at the University of California Riverside to study the spatiotemporal dynamics of urban invasive insects, such as the Asian citrus psyllid (Diaphorina citri) and glassy-winged sharpshooter (Homalodisca vitripennis), in Southern California. The researcher will leverage existing datasets on these invasive species to understand the conditions that contribute to their establishment and spread. Applicants should have a Ph.D. in ecology, entomology, or a related field and have extensive training in biostatistics. Experience with spatial statistics and GIS is highly desirable. Funding is guaranteed for 1 year with the potential for renewal for an additional two years. For more details or to apply, contact Matt Daugherty, mattd@ucr.edu. Posted: 11/19/13.

Forest Insect Ecology: We have a postdoctoral position available at the Canadian Forest Service Atlantic Forestry Centre in Fredericton, New Brunswick. Research in the lab is broadly focused on understanding the ecology of outbreaks of both native and invasive insects. We are interested in recruiting a strong, innovative researcher to investigate topics aligned with the broader research focus of my workgroup. The project is fairly flexible and topics could include population or community ecology, plant responses to herbivory, insect ecology and evolution, insect or plant pathology etc. The successful candidate will have opportunities to develop novel research projects, in addition to contributing to ongoing projects in the lab. Our research group is part of a very dynamic, multidisciplinary collaborative network in eastern Canada with connections to universities throughout Atlantic Canada (including the University of New Brunswick in Fredericton), regional entomological societies, as well as other governmental agencies. Aside from research duties at CFS, there will be opportunities to interact and collaborate with professors, and to mentor graduate and undergraduate students. Start date: Spring-summer 2014 Salary: $49k per year for two years, with an option for one more year. Funded through the 'Visiting Fellowship in Canadian Government Laboratories' program (NSERC). There will also be funds available for research and travel. Duties: (1) Research independently and as part of a team to develop and carry out field and laboratory studies. (2) Prepare manuscripts for publication and disseminate results at conferences. (3) Consult with the principal investigator, technical personnel, graduate students, and other researchers to improve experimental design and interpretation of results. Minimum qualifications: (1) A recent PhD in ecology, entomology, pathology or a related field (within the last 5 years). (2) Excellent verbal and written skills with demonstrated ability to publish results in refereed journals. (3) Ability to work in independently and as part of a multidisciplinary team. (4) Ability to conduct field work, sometimes in remote areas for periods of up to 1-2 weeks. Preferred qualifications: (1) Knowledge of insect ecology. (2) English-French bilingual would be an asset, but is not essential. Interested candidates should forward a cover letter detailing research interests and experience, a CV, one or two reprints (first author), and the names and contact information of 3 references. E-mail application materials to Rob Johns (rjohns@nrcan.gc.ca) with the subject line "VF postdoctoral position". Although electronic applications are preferred, application materials can also be mailed to: Rob Johns, Forest Insect Ecologist, 1350 Regent St., Fredericton, NB, Canada, E3B 5P7. Posted: 12/17/13.

Insect Ecology: Two graduate students (MS and PhD) and one postdoctoral researcher are sought by the Gardiner Laboratory, Ohio State University. These positions are part of an NSF CAREER funded project examining how vacant land plant community composition and surrounding landscape heterogeneity influence arthropod predator biodiversity-resource capture relationships. The starting semester for graduate students is F 2014 and W 2013 for the postdoctoral researcher. Project Summary: Global biodiversity decline has fueled rapid growth in biodiversity-ecosystem function (BEF) research. On average, a positive association among species richness and productivity has emerged. However, studies examining predators indicate larger variation in richness-resource capture relationships. Without greater knowledge of the mechanisms driving predator BEF relationships, conservation of predators and their functions is difficult to achieve. This project will establish a large-scale field experiment within the urban landscape of Cleveland, OH to examine how patch composition and landscape configuration influence predator resource partitioning and resource capture. Objectives include 1) documenting how patch and landscape heterogeneity affect the dietary niche overlap of generalist arthropod predators, 2) testing whether changes in heterogeneity affect resource capture via random gain or loss in richness, non-random gain or loss of highly effective predatory species, and/or altering the per-capita contributions of species, and 3) tracking the dispersal of predators to determine if heterogeneity affects the ability of a patch to serve as a source of biocontrol services. Research will take place within a network of 64 vacant lot sites assigned to one of eight plant community treatments. Decisions regarding vacant land management will shape the ecological and social quality of inner-city neighborhoods for decades to come. Therefore, understanding how the composition of these habitats and their landscape context influence BEF relationships is a critical task. For more information contact Dr. Mary Gardiner at gardiner.29@osu.edu. For full consideration, applications for graduate students should be submitted to OSU by early December 2013. Posted: 10/7/13.

Insect Ecology and Physiology: A post-doctoral position is available in the department of Entomology at the University of Minnesota, USA, to do research on insect ecology and physiology in the context of biological control linked to biofuel crop production. The successful candidate will be part of an interdisciplinary team researching ecosystem services associated with biofuel plantings including willows and prairie plantings. Specific objectives addressed by the post-doc will focus on evaluating resource use by aphidophagous insects using techniques such as PCR, anthrone testing, and gut dissections. Required qualifications: PhD in entomology, ecology or related field. Preferred qualifications: experience with insect identification and PCR. The position starts in Jan. 2014 and will be funded for a minimum of 1.5 years. Review of applications will begin Oct. 1, 2013 and continue until a suitable applicant is found. As an institution committed to demonstrating excellence through diversity, the College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences is committed to hiring a diverse faculty and staff, and actively encourages candidates from historically underrepresented groups to apply. Please send or email applications with cover letter, CV and names of 3 references to: George E Heimpel, Dept. of Entomology, University of Minnesota, 1980 Folwell Ave, St. Paul MN 55108. Email: heimp001@umn.edu, Office Tel: (612) 624-3480. Posted: 9/19/13.

Mechanisms/Evolution of Animal Coloration: A post-doctoral position in mechanisms and/or evolution of animal coloration is available in the Shawkey lab at the University of Akron in Ohio, USA. We are examining how pigments and organization of tissue at the nanostructural scale in feathers and eggs contributes to their optical (coloration, iridescence) and non-optical (tensile strength, hydrophobicity, etc.) properties. In turn, we are examining how these properties may affect their evolution, particularly in regards to sexual selection and brood parasitism. Specific projects will depend on the interests of the post-doc, but will likely involve use of electron and light microscopy, chemical analyses (Raman, mass spec, etc.), spectrophotometry, phylogenetic and/or optical modeling and potentially some fieldwork with brood parasitic birds. The post-doc will be expected to write and contribute to manuscripts for publication in peer-reviewed journals and to grants for additional funding. Minimum qualifications for both positions are a Ph.D. in physical or life sciences by the time the position starts. The successful candidate will be highly motivated, interested in interdisciplinary work and able to work independently. The best metric of these characteristics is a record of peer-reviewed publication. For complete details and to apply for this position, visit: http://www.uakron.edu/jobs/. Job # 8123. Both positions are available immediately and are grant funded for a period of two years that renew annually. Posted: 11/6/13.

Ecology of a Parasite Attacking Darwin's Finches: Position available to do conservation research on an avian parasite. The muscid fly *Philornis downsi* attacks nestling birds and has invaded the Galapagos Islands, where it is causing mortality of endemic birds including Darwin’s finches. We are conducting research on parasitoids of this fly from its native range, which includes mainland S. America and the Caribbean. This research involves rearing and life-history studies and host-and habitat-specificity experiments. The studies will be conducted in Minnesota, USA, as well as the Galapagos Islands, mainland Ecuador and Trinidad & Tobago. The successful applicant will work with a team of researchers focusing on conservation of Darwin’s finches through management of *P. downsi*. Qualifications for this position include: a PhD or M.S. in biology, entomology or a related field of study, the ability to speak Spanish and English, experience with insect behavior experiments and experience with parasite/parasitoid life cycles. The position is available as early as Nov 15, 2013 and has a duration of 2 years. Please email C.V., statement of interests, and names and email addresses of 3 references to: George E Heimpel, Dept. of Entomology, University of Minnesota, heimp001@umn.edu. Posted: 9/19/13.

Botany Project Manager: H. T. Harvey & Associates an opening in our Fresno office for a Botany Project Manager with experience as a plant ecologist and botanist. The Botany Project Manager will conduct and direct field studies such as habitat mapping, rare plant surveys, and wetland assessments and delineations, and will prepare and process environmental impact analyses, resource agency permits, and mitigation feasibility studies. Our ideal candidate will possess an M.S. or Ph.D. plus 5–7 years of relevant professional experience. Relevant experience consists of work in plant taxonomy, a solid background in plant ecology, experience designing and implementing quantitative field surveys, and experience with habitat/association mapping, environmental impact analysis, regulatory permit preparation, and mitigation feasibility studies. Demonstrable technical writing ability and excellent communication and organizational skills are also essential. We work on projects located throughout California, Hawaii, and elsewhere, so a suitable candidate must be willing to travel. Strong, demonstrable plant taxonomic skills, general GIS/ArcView experience, experience in U.S. Army Corps of Engineers–style wetland delineations, and environmental analysis are highly desirable. Interested candidates should respond by emailing a cover letter, resume, transcripts, salary requirement, and references to personnel@harveyecology.com. Reference “Botany Project Manager” in the subject line, or mail/fax an application to H. T. Harvey & Associates, Attn: Personnel, 983 University Avenue, Building D, and Los Gatos, CA 95032. Fax: 408-458-3210. Posted: 3/20/14, revised: 5/8/14.

Wildlife Project Manager: H. T. Harvey & Associates has an opening in our Los Gatos headquarters for a wildlife biologist with experience managing ecological consulting projects. We encourage mammalogists, ornithologists, herpetologists, and general wildlife ecologists with backgrounds in ecology or wildlife management and a broad knowledge of the biology of California’s fauna to apply for this position. Applicants should have a strong academic background (Ph.D. or M.S.), solid field and/or research experience, broad ecological knowledge, and extensive experience in ecological consulting in California. The ideal applicant has at least 5 years’ experience performing the duties expected of this position: managing all aspects of the biological components of CEQA/NEPA projects, endangered and threatened species surveys, Section 7 and 10 consultations, and wildlife inventories and management plans; managing staff, budgets, clients, and agency contacts; business development; marketing; proposal preparation; staff training and supervision; and recruiting. Demonstrable technical writing ability and good communication skills are essential. Interested candidates should respond by emailing your cover letter, resume, transcripts, salary requirement and references to personnel@harveyecology.com and reference “Wildlife Project Manager – Los Gatos Location” in the header, or mail/fax application to H. T. Harvey & Associates, Attn: Personnel, 983 University Avenue, Building D, Los Gatos, CA 95032. Fax: (408) 458-3210. Posted: 1/23/14.

Bat Ecology: Post-doctoral position, University of Florida The Florida Bonneted Bat (Eumops floridanus) is arguably the least well studied bat in North America. We are hiring a post-doc to spearhead numerous grant-funded research projects focused on this species. The incumbent will be at the forefront of bat conservation, given the recent designation of this bat as an endangered species and the resulting need to fill knowledge gaps quickly. The position will last for a maximum of three years, beginning in October 2014. Working closely with the PIs (Dr. Holly Ober and Dr. Bob McCleery of the Department of Wildlife Ecology and Conservation at the University of Florida), the incumbent will have three primary duties: 1. Plan and execute a multi-year assessment of the role of fire in structuring habitat use and roost site selection of the Florida bonneted bat. This project will examine relationships between bat habitat use and burn history, and assess short-term response of bats to fire. 2. Plan and execute a pilot project that seeks to develop a long-term monitoring protocol for detecting changes in bat activity in Everglades National Park. 3. Coordinate with an ongoing M.S. project evaluating demographics and occupancy of the Florida bonneted bat throughout the entire geographic range of the species. This position will include extensive field work and intensive data modeling. The candidate will be responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations of a field crew, analyzing data, producing numerous high-impact peer-reviewed publications, developing practical recommendations for land managers, and writing annual reports. Qualifications: PhD in wildlife ecology or closely related field; strong quantitative and communication skills; demonstrated record of peer-reviewed publications. Field experience handling bats, experience modeling wildlife populations, and familiarity with geospatial methods are highly desirable. Additional desired qualifications include strong interpersonal skills and leadership qualities; experience in geospatial analysis and complex statistics; interest in applying science to management-related questions; and a strong background in ecological science. *We will consider M.S.-level candidates with exceptional quantitative skills and an excellent publication record. Housing will be provided in South Florida during the field season each year. During the remainder of the year, the duty station is flexible, but will likely be at the University of Florida main campus in Gainesville. Application materials: Send letter of interest, CV, unofficial transcripts, and contact information for three references to: Dr. Holly Ober, NFREC - University of Florida, 155 Research Rd, Quincy, FL 32351 (holly.ober@ufl.edu) Location: Florida Salary: $38k + full benefits. Start Date: 10/01/2014. Last Date to Apply: 08/01/2014. Contact Person: Dr. Holly Ober or Dr. Bob McCleery. Contact Phone: 850-875-7150 or 352-846-0566. Contact email: Holly.ober@ufl.edu or ramccleery@ufl.edu. Posted: 6/9/14.

Hummingbird Ecology and Climate Change: A postdoctoral position will be available for 1 year, starting Sept 2014 in the Department of Ecology and Evolution at Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY with the possibility for renewal for an additional 1 year. The post-doc will be part of an intra-institutional team on a project titled: " Climate and Biological Response: Combining remote-sensing and biological data to predict the consequences of climate change on hummingbird diversity " Responsibilities include data collection and compilation on hummingbirds (in either Arizona or Ecuador), data analyses and modeling, and manuscript writing. Ideal applicants will have completed their PhD, strong statistical and data mining skills, R programming skills and demonstrated writing skills. The starting salary will be $42k. Members of groups under-represented in ecology are particularly encouraged to apply. Applications should be received by July 1. Applicants should send a curriculum vitae and a letter describing their research experience, interests and goals and list three references. For additional questions please contact Catherine Graham (catherine.graham@stonybrook.edu, 631-632-1092). Posted: 6/5/14.

Quantitative Avian Migration Ecology: The United States Geological Survey is recruiting a post-doctoral scientist in quantitative ecology to plan, develop, and extend continental-scale mechanistic models of avian migration to accommodate bioenergetics and climate aspects. Further, the scientist will develop local-scale models of avian count data collected at stopover and wintering locations throughout the United States. The scientist will collaborate to integrate these local-level findings to reflect results from and inform the continental-scale migration model. These analyses address science needs of the Integrated Waterbird Management and Monitoring (IWMM) project of the U.S Fish and Wildlife Service. Funding for the position is for 1 year and is subject to renewal for 3 additional years given availability of funding. Remuneration is $57,982, plus benefits. The post-doc will work with project lead Wayne Thogmartin and other members of the IWMM science team. The post-doc will be stationed in La Crosse, WI, at the Upper Midwest Environmental Sciences Center. Candidates will support the project by taking lead and collaborative roles in: 1) the review, synthesis, testing, and evaluation of existing methods and models for moving waterfowl through the continent as a function of caloric gain and loss; 2) Extend these models to more formally accommodate physiological responses of birds to weather; and, as time allows, 3) Predict consequences to migration from changing patterns in climate and land use. Considerable latitude exists to pursue novel methods and questions, especially in the areas of ecosystem services and full life-cycle population ecology. Applicants should possess strong skills in the R programming language, an understanding of mechanistic models, migration ecology, and avian physiological ecology, and experience publishing in peer-reviewed journals. Experience modeling wildlife populations and geospatial methods/GIS skills are highly desirable. Experience with or interest in wind energy development and ecosystem services is preferred but not a necessary condition for this position. To express interest in the position and to be alerted when it is formally announced on USAJOBS.GOV, please send a short cover letter and curriculum vitae via email, subject line "Avian Migration Ecology Post-doc" to: Wayne E. Thogmartin (wthogmartin@usgs.gov), United States Geological Survey, Upper Midwest Environmental Sciences Center, 2630 Fanta Reed Road, La Crosse, WI 54603. 608-781-6309. Posted: 3/20/14.

Avian/Raptor Ecologist: H. T. Harvey & Associates has an immediate opening in our Los Gatos headquarters for a wildlife ecologist with particular expertise in ornithology, especially raptor ecology, conservation, and management. Applicants should have a strong academic background, including at least a MSc degree (PhD preferred) in wildlife ecology, ornithology, or a related field; broad ecological knowledge and familiarity with the flora and fauna of western North America, especially California; solid experience conducting and coordinating wildlife/ornithological field studies, including involvement in raptor trapping, banding, and/or nest monitoring; and strong quantitative and technical writing skills. Preferred candidates will have experience developing monitoring plans and conducting field studies and biological resources evaluations associated with renewable-energy development in an ecological consulting context. Specific familiarity with biological components, impacts analysis, regulatory and permitting requirements, and documentation facets of CEQA/NEPA projects, Section 7 and 10 consultations, bird and bat conservation strategies, and eagle conservation plans is desirable. The ideal applicant will have 2–4 years of post-graduate experience conducting and coordinating relevant field studies, managing and analyzing resulting databases, and preparing technical documents. Good general communication and personnel management skills are essential. Interested candidates should respond by emailing your cover letter, resume, transcripts, salary requirement and references to personnel@harveyecology.com and reference “Avian/Raptor Ecologist” in the header, or mail/fax application to H. T. Harvey & Associates, Attn: Personnel, 983 University Avenue, Building D, Los Gatos, CA 95032. Fax: (408) 458-3210. Posted: 1/22/14.

Urban Raptor Population Ecology: Project: Analysis of expanding urban raptor populations using long-term data sets. Post-doctoral research at the Percy FitzPatrick Institute of African Ornithology, University of Cape Town. We invite applications for the above one-year, 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. The successful applicant will have access to two long-term raptor studies which have been carried out on the Cape Peninsula, South Africa. Firstly, a 25-year study of the Peregrine Falcons (1989-ongoing) carried out by Dr Andrew Jenkins and secondly, a 13-year monitoring study of the Black Sparrowhawks (2001-ongoing) principally collected by Ann Koeslag. During both studies, populations have increased dramatically (from <10 pairs to 50 pairs over the period of study). Annual monitoring data includes recording of territorial occupancy, population size, site fidelity, turn-over, breeding success and productivity. Both studies have colour ringed a large proportion of the adults and juveniles, thus providing information on life time reproductive success and other data only obtainable with individually marked populations. Additionally we have dietary information for both populations and blood samples have been collected for a number of years. We have robust survival estimates for both populations and we have some information on home range use of the Black Sparrowhawk. There is considerable flexibility in the scope of the research, dependent on the applicant’s interests or skills, although the successful applicant will be expected to make use of the existing long-term data sets and to submit a number of papers for publication in top international journals within the year. Funding is secured for a R140 000 CoE bursary (tax exempt) for one year and adequate project running costs (w.e.f. January 2014). Support and supervision will be provided by Dr Arjun Amar and Dr Res Altwegg, and by Dr Andrew Jenkins for the Peregrine data and Anne Koeslag for the Black Sparrowhawk data. Applicants must have completed their PhD in a relevant subject within the past five years, have strong analytical skills and a good publication record for the current stage of career. To apply, please send a CV (including your academic record, publication list & the names and contact details of three referees) plus a short motivation letter and an outline of how you would use these data to answer questions of interest to the your areas of expertise 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: 20th Dec 2013. Posted: 12/4/13.

Distribution, differentiation and hybridization of King and Clapper Rails: Postdoctoral research fellow (1): The Division of Forestry and Natural Resources at West Virginia University is searching for a postdoctoral research fellow to participate in a funded project to develop and implement acoustic, telemetry, genetic and toxicological studies of King and Clapper Rails in eastern Virginia. Applicants with a PhD or near to finishing may be considered in any of these fields of study and the selection process will rely on finding students with a skill set that matches well with other team members. A basic description of the project is below; interested candidates with substantial experience in at least one of these fields should send a cover letter, cv and the names of three references to the three following faculty: Dr. James Anderson, jim.anderson@mail.wvu.edu; Dr. Todd Katzner, todd.katzner@mail.wvu.edu; Dr. Amy Welsh, amy.welsh@mail.wvu.edu. Distribution, differentiation and hybridization of king and clapper rails in eastern Virginia. King Rails and Clapper Rails are in the Virginia Wildlife Action Plan and can be sympatric in areas of intermediate salinity in eastern Virginia. However, surveying for these species is challenging, as their calls are similar, they overlap in distribution, and because they can hybridize. Addressing conservation efforts toward the higher-priority king rail requires reliable information on its status, distribution, abundance and habitat use. This in turn requires a methodology to reliably identify the species in the field or through post-field analysis of the data collected. The overarching goal of this project is to develop and implement a mechanism to survey for, identify and estimate distribution and abundance of allopatric and sympatric breeding populations of king, clapper and hybrid rails in Virginia. This project will address the problem of distinguishing between king and clapper rails by ear by drawing on links between acoustic monitoring, genetics, morphology and ecology. Rails will be captured in the field and genetic, morphometric and toxicology samples will be taken from all rails captured. Captured rails will also be used as a foundation for telemetry and acoustic monitoring studies. The specific goals of our project are to: Identify the distribution and abundance of king-clappers complex of species and hybrids. Characterize habitat associations at multiple spatial scales of each of these species and their hybrids. Develop acoustic and morphological mechanisms to identify king, clapper and hybrid rails. Evaluate genetic distinctness of each species and their hybrids. Evaluate contaminant loads (mercury and lead especially) and correlates of contaminant loads in rails in Virginia. The tentative starting date is August 2014. Posted: 1/7/14.

Avian Ecology and Acoustics: The Environmental Science and Policy program at the College of William and Mary seeks applications for a two-year postdoctoral scholar position in Avian Ecology and Acoustics. The postdoctoral scholar will engage in projects related to using nonlinear acoustics to keep birds away from environmentally sensitive and economically important areas, and be mentored by John Swaddle (Department of Biology) and Mark Hinders (Department of Applied Science). The postdoctoral scholar will also teach one upper-level seminar course per academic year, arrange an environmental speaker series, and mentor undergraduate researchers (as appropriate for the projects). We are particularly interested in candidates who have a background in bird ecology and either have experience or are eager to learn signal processing and simulation approaches in acoustics. Matlab experience is also desired. A PhD in a relevant field is required by the time of appointment. A competitive salary will be offered. Research and travel funds are available. William and Mary’s extensive network of aviaries and the university’s heterogenous cluster computing system, SciClone, are available for use in this project. This is a 9-month academic year appointment. Start date is August 10, 2014. To apply, please submit online a letter of application (which must include brief statements of research and teaching interests), a curriculum vitae, and a list of courses taken relevant to the position as a single PDF document at https://jobs.wm.edu. Also submit separately online the names and email addresses of three references who may be contacted by us with instructions for how to submit a letter of reference. For full consideration, application materials must be submitted by the review date, March 17, 2014. Applications received after the review date will be considered if needed. If you have questions about this position please contact John Swaddle at jpswad@wm.edu. Posted: 2/25/14.

Ornithology: The Cornell Lab of Ornithology is pleased to announce a new competitive postdoctoral program that will support innovative, independent research by early career scholars of exceptional promise. Two named positions are available in 2014, with applications due on November 1, 2013. These postdoctoral opportunities will support individuals pursuing cutting-edge scholarship, while fostering intellectual interaction with two or more of the Lab's programs. Any area of inquiry related to the Lab's mission "to interpret and conserve the earth's biological diversity through research, education, and citizen science focused on birds" may be appropriate. Potential applicants are encouraged to learn more about our activities and opportunities, including our formal programs in Bioacoustics, Bird Population Studies (avian ecology), Citizen Science, Conservation Science, Communication, Education, Evolutionary Biology, Information Science, Macaulay Library (animal behavior), Multimedia Productions, and Public Engagement in Science. Research or activities involving several of these areas are particularly appropriate, and therefore each postdoctoral scholar may be co-mentored by two senior Cornell scholars. Potential applicants are encouraged to contact relevant faculty and staff at the Lab to brainstorm about areas of mutual interest and synergistic projects. We are especially interested in supporting the independent research of promising early-career scholars who can bring new ideas and approaches to the Lab, while simultaneously leveraging our existing tools, data, and expertise in science, education, and communication. Each Postdoctoral Scholar will hold a two-year appointment at the Lab. Located at the Imogene Powers Johnson Center for Birds and Biodiversity in the 220-acre Sapsucker Woods sanctuary, the Cornell Lab of Ornithology is a vibrant unit within Cornell's University's College of Agriculture & Life Sciences. More then 200 faculty and staff work at the Lab within our 10 mission-driven programs. Our management and staff are committed to the highest standards of ethics and excellence in all areas of our work, and our Board leadership includes faculty from Cornell and other universities, successful entrepreneurs and managers from the business and non-profit sectors, and conservation-minded citizens from the United States and beyond. These appointments provide a competitive salary, standard Cornell health and other benefits, and funds to help support the Scholar's research and professional travel needs. Start dates are flexible between February and September of 2014. The Cornell Lab of Ornithology Postdoctoral Scholars Program will offer additional competitive positions each year thereafter. The application package consists of a cover letter, CV, two page research proposal, pdfs of up to three representative publications, and names and contact information for three references. Postdoctoral Scholars must have received their PhD before beginning their postdoctoral appointment at Cornell. Application materials should be sent as a single pdf file to the attention of Sue Taggart (SET2@cornell.edu). Applications for the two positions available in 2014 will be accepted until November 1st, 2013. The selection committee is chaired by Dr. Irby Lovette (IJL2@cornell.edu), Associate Professor and Director of the Lab?s Fuller Evolutionary Biology Program. Posted: 10/4/13.

Ornithologist: HawkWatch International (HWI), a non-profit conservation science organization based in Salt Lake City, Utah, seeks a trained ornithologist (Ph.D. preferred) with experience analyzing long-term, spatial datasets, and developing, designing, and coordinating research projects. The senior level scientist oversees HWI’s network of raptor migration monitoring sites, winter raptor surveys, and nest monitoring efforts, and works to understand what constrains raptor populations throughout their annual cycle. Working closely with other staff across all HWI departments, the senior level scientist proactively builds partnerships and collaborates with other institutions, and is comfortable communicating to a variety of audiences, including, but not limited to scientists, volunteers, and the general public. A strong team ethic is required to effectively collaborate with the HWI team, as well as other scientists and conservation entities to identify and resolve technical issues and to widely communicate solutions and best practices. The senior level scientist contributes extensively to the vision and strategy for HWI’s scientific efforts, following through and measuring progress towards those science objectives. S/he works with the Development Director to attract public and private resources and provides leadership with project development, funding, budgeting, implementation, analysis, reporting, and publication of scientific results. See the full job ad to apply: Senior level Scientist. Deadline: 8/31/13. Posted: 8/13/13.

Bioenergetic Modeling of Antarctic Albatrosses: A full-time NSF-funded postdoctoral position is available in the Department of Integrative Biology at the University of South Florida. The postdoc will work as part of a multinational, multi-institutional NSF Polar Program funded project to study the bioenergetics and foraging strategies of endangered antarctic albatrosses. The postdoc will primarily be located in the lab of Dr. Leah Johnson at USF, jointly mentored by Dr. Sadie J. Ryan (SUNY-ESF), and will have significant opportunities to interact with scientists at the British Antarctic Survey. This project entails international collaboration and travel. The position is available beginning May 1, 2014, though the start date is flexible. Funding is available for three years. An initial appointment will be for one year with extension contingent on performance. Salary is $40-45K/yr, commensurate with experience, and includes full benefits. Please see the full posting and instructions for application. Posted: 3/5/14.

Modeling Biological Invasions, Birds: Postdoctoral Researcher. The Department of Biology at Queens College, City University of New York, is seeking an outstanding postdoctoral researcher to undertake research to disentangle the factors determining invasion success in birds. The primary research project would particularly focus on the role of climatic niche constraints on invasion success at a global scale. The project will take advantage of an unparalleled database of records of exotic bird species in Southern Europe. The ideal candidate will have a strong background on natural history, particularly in birds, and excellent spatial statistical and modeling skills (e.g. species distribution, and niche-modeling, predictive modeling, simulation modeling, etc). A PhD in a related field (e.g., Ecology), a good publication record and a demonstrated ability to work independently are required. The successful applicant will be based in the lab of Dr. José D. Anadón in the Department of Biology at Queens College, City University of New York. Applicants should submit a CV, a statement detailing how their research interests align with the focus of the project, and the names and contact information for three references. Estimated start date is July 1st, 2014. The position will be offered for one year, with potential for renewal for a second year. Please submit applications (with subject ‘Postdoc application’) by March 15th to: José D. Anadón (janadon@qc.cuny.edu). Posted: 2/5/14.

Ecology and Ecological Genomics of Fire Salamanders: Postdoctoral Position on local adaptation, phenotypic plasticity, and gene expression. We invite candidates to apply for a postdoctoral fellowship on local adaptation, phenotypic plasticity and gene expression on two closely related species of fire salamanders – Salamandra infraimmaculata in Israel and Salamandra salamandra in Germany ("Ecological genomics: Analysis of gene expression underlying parallel habitat adaptation in distinct salamander species"). This is a joint project funded by DIP (German-Israeli Project) in collaboration with Leon Blaustein (University of Haifa, Israel), Alan R. Templeton (University of Haifa, Israel), Sebastian Steinfartz (Technical University of Braunschweig), and Arne Nolte (Max Plank Institute for Evolutionary Biology, Plon). The title and abstract of the grant that funds this project is pasted below. The successful candidate will be responsible largely for designing and conducting the ecological experiments and aiding in the analysis of gene expression patterns. The work is to conduct research in Israel, and the opportunity exists to spend 1-2 months per year in Germany to conduct ecological field experiments and lab work on gene expression. Interested candidates should send (1) a letter explaining research interests and how their background fits to this study, (2) their cv and (3) arrange 2-3 letters of recommendation to both leon@research.haifa.ac.il and temple_a@wustl.edu. Posted: 1/28/14.

Reptile and Amphibian Conservation Biologist: will work for the Natural Heritage & Endangered Species Program of the Massachusetts Division of Fisheries and Wildlife and will lead conservation efforts for Massachusetts' reptiles and amphibians with a focus on state and federally listed species. The Reptile & Amphibian Conservation Biologist implements inventory, research and management programs to conserve the Commonwealth's endangered, threatened and special concern reptiles and amphibians, compiles and analyzes data on the distribution of the state's herpetofauna, especially its rare and endangered species, and provides technical guidance to DFW regulatory review staff implementing the Massachusetts Endangered Species Act. Salary $31.52+/hr. This is a full time contract job - no benefits. See the full job ad for details. Deadline: 1-7-2014. Posted: 12/5/13.

Environmental Decisions: four postdoctoral fellowships in environmental decisions at the University of Queensland: Two postdoctoral fellowships are available for three years with the Centre of Excellence for Environmental Decisions. Research in areas including: multispecies management, restoration ecology, ecosystem services, prioritisation, adaptive management and monitoring. The fellows will work closely with Chief Investigators of our ARC Centre for Excellence. Remuneration $72-77k p.a., plus up to 17% super. Full-time, 3-year fixed-term, at Academic Level A. Applications close 17 January 2014. Apply: Reference No. 495304. Two postdoctoral fellowships are available until 30 December 2018 with the Centre for Biodiversity and Conservation Science. Appointees will look at conservation decision-making, restoring habitat, habitat loss, and spatial scales. All of these tasks require quantitative and synthesis skills. No ecological fieldwork. The fellows will work closely with Professor Hugh Possingham who is both the mathematics and ecology departments. Remuneration $72-77k p.a., plus up to 17% super. Full-time, fixed-term appointment until 30 December 2018, at Academic Level A. Applications close 10 January 2014. Apply: Reference No. 495300. See also: Environmental Decisions Group. Posted: 12/2/13.

Director of Science: Thetford, Norfolk, UK. £c60k(neg). British Trust for Ornithology (BTO) is positioning itself to strengthen and extend its existing pre-eminent and central role in ornithology, citizen science, and the provision of evidence-based information for conservation. We are undertaking a strategic review preparing the organisation for continued growth, and identifying new opportunities across science and engagement. We require dynamic leadership to grow and enhance our reputation for high quality science. This creates an opportunity for an established research scientist with strong leadership capabilities to take on a senior role as the BTO's Director of Science. We need an outstanding individual who can lead and represent our science at the highest levels internally and externally, with the vision and abilities to shape the future scientific profile of BTO. You will be energetic, with an outstanding scientific research reputation, and a strong and relevant publications record. You will understand the benefits of citizen science alongside professional research, and have a passion to release and channel the energy of a successful and diverse group of BTO research scientists. Closing date for receipt of applications is 1pm on Thursday 1 May 2014. Further details are available from Sophie Foulger (email: jobs@bto.org) or from our website www.bto.org/vacancies. Please quote reference UN/14-4. Posted: 4/11/14.

Ornithologist – Land bird conservation plan: Charles Darwin Foundation for the Galapagos Islands A two year contract position, which may be renewable depending on further funding. Closing date: 31 Dezember 2013 (position not yet filled, remains open until filled!!!). Over the last ten years on the inhabited islands of Galapagos, populations or subspecies of several endemic passerine species have become extinct and many are in decline. The reasons are not completely understood, though multiple potential threats are present (introduced rats and cats, habitat loss, use of pesticides); the most imminent threat being an invasive fly, Philornis downsi, acting as a nest parasite. The land bird conservation plan is a collaborative project between the Charles Darwin Foundation and Galapagos National Park aiming to understand and reverse this decline. To date, baseline monitoring data is only available for four islands and information is needed to assess the status of birds on other islands. The development of an archipelago-wide monitoring system for small land birds is highest priority. At the same time, research will be carried out to understand the ecology and factors that are causing the decline and management actions developed and implemented to prevent further diminution. The land bird conservation plan is undertaken by several collaborating scientific institutions and works in close collaboration with the Mangrove Finch Project, the Floreana restoration Project, the highland restoration Project and the Philornis Project; all multi-institutional programs operating different research plans for a better management of the Galapagos Islands. The coordination of the work will be done by an external scientist responsible for overseeing the running of project and the fulfilment of objectives etc., maintaining budget and circulation of reports. This person will visit Galápagos at least annually and otherwise maintain support from oversea. The candidate collaborates throughout the work with and directly reports to this person. Major duties/responsibilities will include: • Planning, coordination and implementation of landbird monitoring program • Develop research programs on ecology of priority birds outlined in the landbird plan • Setup, management and analysis of database concerning bird monitoring data • Field work in sometimes isolated areas with difficult terrain and challenging field work • Involvement in other conservation projects in coordination with CDF science staff • Building local capacity in work with endangered species with Park and external scientist, collaborating with external scientist and institutions • Training of park wardens, guides and interested locals in basic bird observation and bird counting methods • Reporting of project results and financial accounting • Production of reports, articles, manuscripts, web material etc. Minimum requirements: Knowledge - PhD in bird ecology/ conservation biology or related subject or a minimum of 5 years relevant professional experience, experience in monitoring preferred Experience - experience in avian ecology such as breeding biology, habitat assessment, foraging ecology or population biology; conservation on islands Language - must be fluent in Spanish & English and able to produce reports in both languages Skills - mist netting, ringing birds, blood sampling, telemetry (optional), work in remote places Data Management - use of databases and GIS, experience in population modeling beneficial The position is being offered as a two year contract with renewal based on availability of funding. Base salary is US $24-29k, p.a. Benefits include health insurance and 30 days annual vacation. For details and to apply, see: http://www.darwinfoundation.org/en/about-us/careers/jobs/. Posted: 1/14/14.

International Conservation Program Officer: American Bird Conservancy (ABC) is looking for a high-energy individual who is able to work effectively in partnership to develop and direct bird conservation programs in Latin America and the Caribbean. The International Conservation Program Officer will develop and coordinate a portion of ABC's international field conservation projects focused on threatened species, priority neotropical migrants, and Alliance for Zero Extinction sites across Latin America and the Caribbean. The Officer will be supervised by ABC's Vice President of Conservation and will work closely with other International and Migratory Bird program staff to establish an integrated conservation program, including developing conservation plans, building partnerships across the region, and implementing conservation projects. The International Conservation Program Officer will work with a network of ABC in-country partners to carry out ambitious, effective, and integrated conservation projects. The position will require excellent conservation and project management experience, organizational and writing skills, and a broad knowledge of ABC’s mission, objectives, and programs. For details, see the full job ad. Deadline: August 30, 2013. Posted: 8/8/13.

Conservation Targets: The University of Florida in cooperation with the Peninsular Florida Landscape Conservation Cooperative (LCC) seeks a post-doctoral scientist to work with the LCC community to develop conservation targets for the LCC. Landscape Conservation Cooperatives are a national network of applied conservation science partnerships that include federal, state, NGO, and university partners, among others, to support conservation planning at landscape scales and promote collaboration in defining shared conservation goals for the purpose of ensuring the sustainability of North America's land, water, wildlife and cultural resources. The position is funded for one year, with possible extension contingent on performance and funding. Although the possibility of ongoing funding exists, we are seeking candidates committed to delivering products within one year of their start date. Conservation targets describe desired outcomes for attributes or values of a landscape that are the focus of conservation actions, and whose definition will help the LCC community meet conservation goals. Conservation targets may include species, biological communities, ecological processes, or socio-ecological values. Many organizations (state, federal, and NGO) within the Peninsular Florida geography have developed lists of potential conservation targets to help them meet their missions and goals. Therefore, there is a rich array of resources to draw on for the development of potential conservation targets for use in meeting collective goals of the LCC. The successful candidate will work collaboratively with the LCC community to inventory existing conservation targets, determine appropriate geographic areas for the targets, and guide the process for selecting conservation targets that will facilitate management of landscapes that sustain ecological and social goals of the LCC. The successful candidate will also be responsible for developing a written record of the selection process, including decisions and assumptions. We seek an individual with a background in conservation science, landscape ecology, human dimensions, or decision analysis who has a good understanding of ecological processes and function and has experience in leading group processes. Experience in ecosystems of Florida and data management is of particular interest. Applicant should possess a doctoral degree in Conservation Biology, Ecology, Landscape Ecology, Natural Resource Management, Natural Resources Decision Making or related field and have exceptional communication, group process, and writing skills. The position will be located at the University of Florida's Fort Lauderdale Research and Education Center, Davie, FL. Salary is $40-45k per year plus benefits, depending on qualifications and experience. Initial appointment is for one year, with possible extension depending on performance and availability of funding. Please send a letter of interest, CV, contact information for three references and a representative publication as a single pdf document to Dr. James Watling (watlingj@ufl.edu). Non-US citizen applicants should have all paperwork required for working in the US prior to applying. Formal review of applications will begin on 15 August, 2013 and continue until the position is filled. Position can start as early as 1 October, 2013. See also The Croc Docs for more information on related programs. Posted: 7/26/13.

Conservation Science: The University of California, Los Angeles La Kretz Center for California Conservation Science invites applications for its Postdoctoral Fellowship in California Conservation Science. Consistent with our mission, we seek a postdoctoral scholar who simultaneously conducts innovative research and interfaces with the conservation and management agencies that direct and lead California conservation. Our emphasis is on biological conservation, and the successful candidate could work in any discipline that provides the scientific underpinnings for the preservation, protection, management, or restoration of at-risk species, environments, or ecological communities. We will consider candidates who have recently completed their PhD, or will have completed it by the start date for this position. We envision hiring one Fellow each year, building a team of conservation scientists with a passion for California and its biodiversity. The La Kretz Fellowship is for two years, subject to review after the first year. Our expected start date is late summer, 2014. The successful applicant will be expected to conduct research that bridges the interests of at least one UCLA faculty member who is also a La Kretz affiliate with priority science concerns of resource management agencies in California. Our primary partners are currently the National Park Service, CA State Parks, and the Santa Monica Mountains Recreation and Conservation Agency, although partnerships with other federal, state and local resource management groups and NGOs, including Natural History Museums, are also appropriate. We strongly encourage applicants to contact their faculty mentor to develop a research and agency collaboration plan, and to describe that plan in their application. We also anticipate that the Fellow will also work with Brad Shaffer, Director of the La Kretz Center, to help develop collaborative research projects that further the mission of the Center. The position has an annual salary of approximately $40k plus full benefits, and the Fellow will have the option to reside at the newly renovated La Kretz Field Station, located in the Santa Monica Mountains about 25 miles from campus. Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, CV, short (1-2 page) description of research and management accomplishments, short (2 page) description of proposed research including potential faculty and agency mentor(s), and copies of two publications, all as a single PDF file, to Mario Colon, Administrative Assistant, at mario.colon@ucla.edu. You should also have three letters of recommendation, including one from your Ph.D. advisor, sent under separate emails. The deadline for completed applications is 20 January 2014. E-mail questions to Brad Shaffer (Director of the La Kretz Center) to brad.shaffer@ucla.edu. Posted: 7/22/13, revised: 12/12/13.

Conservation Research: The School of Life Sciences (SOLS) at Arizona State University (ASU) and the Phoenix Zoo invite applicants for a jointly supported Conservation Research Post-doctoral Fellowship to develop and conduct a collaborative study between the two institutions. ASU is a dynamic, progressive university dedicated to interdisciplinary collaborations and to integrating excellence in research and teaching. SOLS contains over 100 faculty members who foster a culture of basic research and teaching with an eye toward applicability. The Phoenix Zoo is a private, non-profit zoological park that is a member of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums and serves 1.4 million guests annually. Home to more than 1,100 animals including many endangered and threatened species, the Zoo provides experiences that inspire people and motivate them to care for the natural world. The Zoo is also home to the Arthur L. and Elaine V. Johnson Native Species Conservation Center and the Joyce Corrigan Memorial Care Center, which are the focal points for work in species recovery and scientific research. The Post-doctoral Fellowship is the center point of a newly established collaboration between SOLS and the Zoo, and it provides 3 years of salary and benefits as well as a $20k per year research budget. The applicant is expected to also apply for and obtain additional extramural funds as needed to complete the research project. The successful candidate will have access to considerable facilities at both institutions and will be encouraged to incorporate undergraduate researchers working for course credit or supported through the ASU SOLUR program. As part of the application package, the applicant must submit a research proposal with applied value in conservation, wildlife management, environmental biology, ecology, or biology and society. Preference will be given to proposals that relate to current conservation interests of the Phoenix Zoo that have the potential for clear outcomes. The research proposal is limited to two pages (excluding references) and should (1) identify a mentor from among SOLS faculty, (2) present a background that develops the scientific merit of the work and describes the connection to the Zoo’s conservation interests, (3) define specific aims for the study, (4) describe the methodologies to be used in the proposed study, and (5) present a timeline for completion of the work. A one-page budget should also be included. Each SOLS faculty member can only sponsor a single applicant. Qualifications: Candidates must have earned a doctoral degree in life sciences or a related field within the last five years as well as have an established research and publication record. Previous experience with conducting research at a zoological park is desirable. The successful candidate is expected to develop an innovative research project that utilizes skills and resources available at both institutions. To apply, submit a curriculum vitae; three reprints; a 1-page statement describing research interests; and the research proposal. The applicant should also provide the names, phone numbers, and email addresses of three references that have been asked to send in a letter of recommendation directly to the school. All other application materials should be sent electronically as a single PDF file to Andrea Bujeaud at solsfacultysearch@asu.edu. Initial closing date for applications is August 23, 2013. See the announcement and proposal instructions. Posted: 7/17/13.

Adaptive Management/Stream Restoration for Anadromous Fishes: Applications are invited for a full-time postdoctoral research scholar appointment to be held at the Department of Fisheries and Wildlife, Oregon State University. Primary research focus is to develop adaptive management framework for evaluating and prioritizing stream restoration actions to benefit Chinook salmon and other anadromous fishes in the Trinity River basin. Applicants must have completed all the requirements for their doctoral program (PhD or equivalent), with demonstrated research accomplishments, and publications in the primary research literature. Applicants should have the ability to and experience in modeling animal population dynamics and interest in the application of basic research to fisheries conservation and management decision-making. The successful candidate will work with an interdisciplinary team of researchers and resource managers from state and federal agencies to develop an adaptive integrated, decision support program for managing Chinook salmon. The position will primarily involve data analysis and modeling with limited field research. The successful candidate will work under the supervision of James Peterson in close collaboration with the researchers and managers in the Trinity River Restoration Program. Excellent command of the English language, quantitative analytical skills, and written and verbal communication skills are absolutely required. Special consideration will be given to candidates possessing appropriate knowledge and skills in decision modeling, sample design and estimation, and those with a strong publication record. Appointments will be intended for a term of one (1) year, with the possibility for renewal, based upon a satisfactory performance review and the annual nature of federal funding. Salary ($40-55k) and full benefits will be commensurate with qualifications of the successful applicants. Applications must include a complete personal resume with details of academic qualifications, electronic copies of three (3) representative scientific publications, and the names and contact information of four (4) individuals who have agreed to provide a personal and professional recommendation if requested. Complete applications must be submitted electronically to James Peterson (jt.peterson@oregonstate.edu) Deadline: August 8, 2014. All applications will be acknowledged electronically; only those selected for consideration on a short list will be contacted and asked to provide letters of recommendation. Posted: 6/6/14.

Adaptive Management of Herring River Estuary: Postdoctoral Research Associate. The 1100-acre Herring River estuary within Cape Cod National Seashore (CACO) has experienced more than 100 years of ecological degradation due to diking and drainage that began in 1909 and has resulted in the almost complete exclusion of tidal exchange to most of the estuary. Uncertainties about how the system will respond to tidal restoration and potential impacts to low-lying infrastructure and other socioeconomic concerns require that a well-planned approach is formulated to ensure that maximum ecological benefits are achieved while avoiding or minimizing adverse effects. A project has been funded for 3 years through the U.S. Geological Survey’s (USGS) National Resource Preservation Program (NRPP) to support the development of an adaptive management plan for tidal restoration in the Herring River estuary where a new dike and water control structure will be designed and constructed to control tidal exchange as decision makers learn more about how the system responds to interventions. Project partners from USGS, National Park Service (NPS), and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) are seeking a postdoctoral research associate to assist in the development of a formalized Adaptive Management Plan (AMP) for the Herring River project which will prescribe a scientifically-based decision support system grounded upon extensive field data and predictive models intended to guide management actions and measure progress toward specific restoration objectives. The ideal candidate will have a PhD in a relevant discipline, including applied ecology, natural resources, engineering or operations research, a record of publishing in high-quality journals, excellent communication skills, previous work as part of a collaborative team, knowledge of structured decision making and/or adaptive resource management, and practical experience in one or more of the following: ecological modeling, estimation, and optimization. Background in coastal ecology and/or wetland restoration would be preferred and beneficial but not required. The duty station for the postdoc has not been determined, but periodic travel to Cape Cod National Seashore to interact with stakeholders will be required. Principal investigators are David Smith (USGS Leetown) and Mitch Eaton (USGS SE Climate Science Center) in cooperation with Tim Smith (NPS-CACO), and Eric Derleth (FWS). Salary with benefits is funded for multiple years (contingent on satisfactory performance and continued funding). To express interest in the position, please send a letter of interest, CV, and contact information for three references to David Smith (drsmith@usgs.gov) or Mitch Eaton (mitchell.eaton@usgs.gov). Letters of interest will be accepted until the position is filled. Posted: 12/16/13.

Adaptive Management for Recovery of the New England Cottontail: I am recruiting a postdoctoral research associate to take part in a regional effort to recover populations of the New England cottontail (Sylvilagus transitionalis). The research associate will work closely with a consortium of federal and state resource management agencies in the northeast to develop inference and test hypotheses regarding 1) potential negative interactions between native New England cottontails (NEC) and invasive eastern cottontails (EC), 2) the relationship between habitat characteristics/transitions and demographic performance of both species, 3) interactive effects of habitat and EC on the dynamics of NEC and 4) the effectiveness of manipulating habitat and/or EC abundance for increasing NEC populations. The research associate will work closely with the PI in designing a sampling/monitoring protocol and an adaptive management framework to allow those management agencies involved to collect standardized covariate and observation data to capitalize on the diversity of habitats, management treatments, and population levels of both species across the study region. The output of this research will be recommendations of optimal management policies for reversing the decline of NEC populations throughout its range and avoiding possible listing decisions for protection of the species under the ESA. The successful applicant will have demonstrated significant academic achievement, including completion of a Ph.D. in ecology, natural resources, wildlife management, statistics or a closely related field and a record of publishing in high-quality, peer-reviewed journals. The applicant will either possess a strong quantitative background in optimal sample design and estimation methods (e.g., parameter estimation, multi-model inference, hierarchical modeling) or have a foundation in decision theory and skills in such areas as adaptive management, value of information, and optimization. A candidate with a combination of skills in the two areas would be ideal. Applicants should also possess strong interpersonal skills (both written and oral), which are essential for this position as s/he will work closely with working groups from the NEC recovery team, as well as state and federal land managers responsible for implementing management actions and monitoring habitat and population responses. This position is funded for 2.5 years, to begin as soon as possible (fall/early winter). Location of the position is somewhat flexible with duty station located either at the USGS SE Climate Science Center at North Carolina State University, Raleigh (with the PI) or at the NE Climate Science Center at the Univ. of Mass, Amherst. It is possible that another location in the northeast would be considered. Please send a cover letter detailing your research interests, familiarity with sampling design, estimation and/or decision methods, adaptive management and modeling. Also include a CV, copies of your transcripts, GRE scores (unofficial are acceptable), contact information for 3 references and a recent manuscript or other writing sample to Dr. Mitchell Eaton (mitchell.eaton@usgs.gov) by September 15. Please include the following in the subject line “NE Cottontail Postdoctoral Associate”. Posted: 9/10/13.

Landscape-Scale Decision Support for Gopher Tortoise Conservation: The Georgia Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit is recruiting for a postdoctoral research associate to conduct research focusing on landscape-scale decision support for conservation of the gopher tortoise and associated natural communities in Georgia. This research will help the main client, the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, make informed decisions about the prioritization of management actions that will result in a viable landscape for this iconic species and other organisms of conservation concern. The work will also help other conservation agencies in the region support their efforts to conserve the tortoise across its range. We seek an individual with excellent communication skills who can work as part of a collaborative team and who is knowledgeable of the needs and constraints of a resource management agency. The incumbent is expected to lead or assist in the structuring of the decision problem, to develop models of key processes, to identify and quantify important uncertainties, and to investigate alternative approaches for constructing maps of conservation action that account for uncertainties. The incumbent will be expected to participate in workshops, present work at conferences, and publish results. Some travel is expected, but no field work is required. The minimum qualification for this position is a PhD from an accredited institution in the area of wildlife biology, conservation biology, ecology, biometrics, operations research, or a related field. The preferred candidate will have knowledge and practical experience in (1) structured decision making, (2) spatial demographic modeling, (3) optimal reserve design, and (4) landscape analysis. The candidate must be proficient in R or in some other programming language such as Python, Matlab, or C. The candidate should also have experience with GIS-based tools for evaluating land cover and conducting spatial modeling. Salary is $45k/year, with full benefits. Term of employment is 2 years (contingent on satisfactory performance after year 1), starting in January 2014, with extensions possible contingent on receipt of additional funding and satisfactory performance. The work will be conducted at the Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources, University of Georgia, Athens. To apply: Interested candidates should provide in a single PDF document (1) a cover letter, (2) a current vita, (3) a transcript of PhD work indicating degree award date, and (4) the names and contact information of three professional references. THE COVER LETTER SHOULD ADDRESS QUALIFICATIONS IN EACH OF THE FOUR ENUMERATED AREAS OF EXPERTISE ABOVE, AS WELL AS QUALIFICATIONS IN BOTH GIS AND COMPUTING SKILLS. Non U.S. citizens must meet eligibility requirements for working in the U.S. for the duration of the 2-year employment term. Send applications and inquiries by email to Dr. Clinton Moore, Assistant Unit Leader, cmoore@warnell.uga.edu. The application deadline is October 31, 2013. Posted: 8/13/13.

Conservation Biology and Community Ecology of Tibetan Carnivores: The International NGO, Panthera, will be funding a post-doctoral position at Peking University in the lab of Dr. Lu Zhi. The Post-Doctoral Fellow will become an integral member of the research team made up of Panthera, Shan Shui and Peking University staff and students who are studying the diverse carnivore community of the Tibetan Plateau. Research themes are particularly focused on the community ecology and interspecies relationships of carnivores with overlapping distributions. These include Tibetan Fox, Red Fox, Pallas's Cat, Wolves, Tibetan Brown Bear and Snow Leopard. The Fellow will design their own research project within this system as well as collaborate with graduate students and NGO staff. Projects will emphasize the conservation implications of endangered and threatened species in human impacted landscapes, particularly those that relate to human-carnivore conflict and climate change. The primary investigators, Dr. Liu Yanlin and Dr. Byron Weckworth, will oversee project development and help direct field-based activities. Fellows will be acknowledged as Panthera affiliates, but will also be working closely, and on a day to day basis, with Chinese NGO, Shan Shui. This is a great opportunity to do cutting edge science and to work with leading conservation organizations. Field work opportunities may include capture and collaring of target species, tracking animal movements, cluster searches, setting and maintaining camera traps, sign surveys, scat collection and household surveys of herders. Start date is July 1st, 2014. Fellow must be selected in time to submit post-doctoral application by May 31st. Minimum Qualifications: PhD in a relevant discipline (e.g. ecology, animal behavior, etc.) Excellent spoken and written English language skills Experience in writing scientific papers and reports Desire to work in remote field conditions without running water or electricity Ability to hike in rugged mountain environments at elevations above 4000m Competency in GIS, statistics and other analytical tools and methods to translate raw data into meaningful biological information Additional useful, but not initially necessary skills: Animal capture and handling experience Experience archiving and analyzing camera trap data Skilled in the use of pertinent field equipment (e.g., camera traps, GPS, telemetry equipment). For additional information, please e-mail/phone Dr. Liu Yanlin plateauhigh@gmail.com/13810772529 or Dr. Byron Weckworth byweck@gmail.com/15910740478. If interested in applying, please send CV and maximum one page cover letter to either Dr. Liu or Dr. Weckworth, and Ms. Wang Yan wyan@shanshui.org/13701240945. Posted: 4/23/14.

Illegal Bushmeat Trade in Botswana: Panthera and the Botswana Predator Conservation Trust are looking for a post doc student to undertake an assessment of the scale, impacts and drivers of the illegal bushmeat trade in the Okavango Delta, Botswana. The illegal bushmeat trade is emerging as a severe threat to wildlife populations in the savanna biome of Africa, including in southern Africa. Wildlife populations in northern Botswana have declined steeply in recent years. While the causes of the decline are not clear, indications are that illegal hunting and the bushmeat trade are potentially important contributing factors. However, little is known about the scale and impacts of the threat, and as a result, insufficient effort is made to control illegal hunting for meat, and when illegal hunters are caught they are rarely prosecuted. A key first step to addressing this problem is to assess the scale and impacts of the problem, and to understand how the bushmeat trade works. This will provide a much stronger basis with which to lobby key stakeholders to intervene, and act as a basis from which to design conservation interventions. We propose a post doc study into illegal hunting and the bushmeat trade in the Okavango Delta and adjacent regions of northern Botswana. The illegal bushmeat trade is emerging as a severe threat to wildlife populations in the savanna biome of Africa, including in southern Africa. Survey results indicate several wildlife species' populations in northern Botswana have declined steeply in recent years. While the causes of declines are not clear, indications are that illegal hunting and the bushmeat trade are potentially important contributing factors. However, little is known about the scale and impacts of illegal hunting for meat and little effort is made to control it. We seek a strong candidate (PhD qualified and having published in peer reviewed journals) with academic and field experience with wildlife or natural resource management, ideally in Africa. The project will require working with people from broadly diverse environments, from rural villages to urban commercial centers. Strong people skills are essential. The successful candidate will be able to work under challenging conditions in remote areas with people from diverse cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds. Attributes of the successful candidate include an ability to assemble and manage a small team of local field assistants to acquire the information necessary to quantify this important but hidden activity. Experience with questionnaire survey work (quantitative social sciences) would be considered a bonus. We are able to offer a salary of US$2,500 per month for a period of one year (though ideally the post doc would also apply for a post doc position at a university which would then free up those funds to add to those for field work). There would be scope for expanding the study into a second year, though the student would need to apply for a post doc bursary from a university to do so (we would be able to assist with this process and establish linkages with local institutions). Interested candidates should send an email of enquiry to Dr Peter Lindsey (plindsey@panthera.org) and Dr Tico McNutt (predatorconservation@gmail.com). Posted: 4/16/14.

Biodiversity Conservation Planning in Gabon: The Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute (SCBI) conducts research and monitoring to study, understand, predict, and integrate biodiversity conservation needs with development priorities of mega infrastructure projects. SCBI is recruiting a postdoctoral fellow who will be developing the offset plan for the Loubomo-Mougagara road in partnership with the construction coordinators. Research description: 1) conduct a critical bibliographic synthesis of road impacts and mitigation measures with the help of CCES multidisciplinary team; 2) develop and implement, with the environmental specialist of the construction company, the impact monitoring system; 3) prepare the biodiversity offset plan for the road and identify sources of funding for this plan; 4) prepare high quality reports and high impact scientific papers related to the research project; and 5) contribute to other research and conservation-related activities for the LMR-BMAP and other SCBI projects. Qualifications: We are seeking a highly motivated individual who should have: A PhD by December 2013 in conservation biology, ecology, natural resources management, biostatistics, economics, or related disciplines; Scientific project management skills, and ability to work independently; Experience with application of environmental management plans and using the mitigation hierarchy and ability to work with partners from the private sector; Good writing skills and publication experience; Excellent communication skills and the ability to work well in small teams; Language skills (oral and in writing) in French will be beneficial; Physical ability to work outdoors in a variety of conditions. See the full job ad for details and to apply. Deadline: 11/15/13. Posted: 11/4/13.

Polar Regions Science: The University of Washington is expanding its commitment to research and education about the Earth’s polar regions through its "Future of Ice" Initiative. Research scientists: The Polar Science Center at the Applied Physics Laboratory invites applications for research scientists with principal investigator responsibilities in the following areas: a) fundamental physics of ice and interaction of ice and water, b) physical oceanography, particularly observation or numerical modeling of ice-ocean interaction, for example, as applicable to fjord or ice-shelf cavity circulation and its influence on outlet glaciers, and c) biology of the ice-ocean environment with a focus on lower trophic levels including remote sensing. PSC researchers have access to excellent capabilities in field logistics and engineering and we encourage applications from researchers who will utilize those. Candidates in other areas of specialization may be considered depending on qualifications and research record. We seek candidates who have completed their postdoctoral research with a record that demonstrates high potential to develop their own well-funded program. Initial research support over a nominal 2-year period will come from start-up funds and existing project funds. Thereafter, candidates are expected to have established self-sustaining grant-funded research programs. Applications including CV, research interest summary, publication and funding history, and names of four references and should be sent to: pscjobs@uw.edu. Postdoctoral opportunities: The Quaternary Research Center (QRC) and the Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) are seeking Postdoctoral Research Associates with interests in the polar regions. APL is a multidisciplinary research institution with a long tradition of high latitude research, engineering and logistics. QRC encompasses a diversity of fields of study, including archaeology, land surface processes, paleoclimatology and paleobiology and glaciology. Applicants are expected to define a research plan that fits within the broad program areas of either QRC or APL and includes collaboration with researchers in another unit at the University, such as Oceanography, Aquatic and Fishery Sciences, Marine Affairs, Earth and Space Sciences, Atmospheric Sciences, Environmental and Forest Sciences, Anthropology, Law, and the Jackson School of International Studies. Expected terms are two years, renewable after the first year. A Ph.D. less than 4 years prior to the time of employment is required. Screening of applicants will begin at the beginning of March, 2014 and applications should be received prior to February 28th, 2014. Applicants are asked to submit: (1) a curriculum vitae, (2) a publication list, (3) a brief research proposal (no more than 1500 words) describing research to be pursued during a two year tenure at the University of Washington, (4) the names and contact information of four individuals who can provide a letter of reference. In addition, a letter of support from a prospective mentor in one of the participating units is encouraged. Current research of faculty is available at the individual web pages for the participating departments listed above. Applicants should send all materials and any questions to pscjobs@uw.edu. Electronic submission is preferred but hardcopies can be mailed to Applied Physics Laboratory, University of Washington, 1013 NE 40th Street, Seattle, WA 98105 c/o Polar Science Center (Isosaki). See http://ice.uw.edu/jobs for details. Posted: 1/16/14.

Conservation Challenges in Canada: We are delighted to announce the second call for post-doctoral applications for the Liber Ero Fellowship Program. With funding from Canadian donors, the newly formed Liber Ero Fellowship Program supports exceptional post-doctoral fellows who address pressing conservation challenges of relevance to Canada. The Program aims to develop the next generation of conservation scientists, trained in the latest methods and in the skills necessary to affect policy and improve conservation of Canada’s wild places and natural resources. The Liber Ero Fellowship is open to candidates from any country whose research furthers conservation goals within Canada. Fellows must be hosted at a Canadian institution, with mentorship teams drawing from expertise in non-governmental organizations, government, and universities. Applications are now being accepted, with a deadline of November 1, 2013. See http://liberero.ca/ for more details. We are also pleased to announce the 2013 cohort of fellows: • Anja Carlsson. Monitoring and managing the effects of industrial development on disease and stress in caribou and moose • Christina Davy. Combining novel genetic methods for conservation and management of Canadian bats • Brett Favaro. Evidence-based solutions for reducing the impacts of commercial fishing on bycatch and benthic habitat in the Canadian arctic • Kevin Fraser. Tracking migration and declines of songbird populations: Conservation of a declining aerial insectivore, the Purple Martin. More about their projects. Posted: 8/6/13.

Wild Ecosystems in Human-Dominated Landscapes: The Department of Bioscience, Aarhus University invites applications for a 2-year postdoc position in the interdisciplinary Danish National Research Foundation Niels Bohr research project AURA (Aarhus University Research on the Anthropocene). The AURA project is focused on human-biodiversity coexistence within the Anthropocene, a new geologic epoch, characterized by massive human disturbance of Earth’s ecosystems. The scale of human disturbance has created unprecedented new crises: a wave of species extinctions, the global spread of emergent pests and diseases, and rapid and unpredictable climate change. New approaches are required to consider these Anthropocene dilemmas. At the heart of this issue is the problem of unintentional design of anthropogenic, i.e. human-disturbed, landscapes. Human projects do not always result in the landscapes which we intended. Climate change is one example of unintentional design; globalization and the resulting exotic species invasions are another. As these examples suggest, we tend to imagine unintentional design as a danger to biodiversity and even human survival. But what if anthropogenic landscapes and their novel ecosystems were sometimes also sites of new designs for biodiversity? Addressing this crucial issue the AURA project investigates the ways that humans and other species live together in anthropogenic landscapes. For this position, AURA invites candidates to provide research proposals on the topic of “A wild Anthropocene – the potential for wild ecosystems in human-dominated landscapes”, with a focus on the realized and potential role of phenomena and approaches such as novel ecosystems, open-ended ecological restoration, ‘unmanagement’, and megafauna-based rewilding, as well as indigenous and vernacular management and restoration in promoting human-biodiversity coexistence in the Anthropocene via Nature’s own processes. Methods-wise there are no strict limits - there can be field components, including ethnography, ecology, and environmental history, and/or be macroecological or otherwise informatics-based, or be theoretical. Key selection criteria for the position will be the quality, innovativeness and feasibility of the proposal as well as the quality of the candidate. The selected proposal will then form the basis for further joint development between the postdoc and other involved AURA members. AURA offers a truly interdisciplinary, highly international, and collaborative research setting. AURA is led by Niels Bohr professor and anthropologist Anna Tsing, Aarhus University and University of California Santa Cruz and has a mix of anthropologists, biologists, and philosophers from the Departments of Culture and Society (Arts) and Bioscience (Science & Technology) at Aarhus University as its additional core members. The supervisors for this postdoc will be professor Jens-Christian Svenning and professor Anna Tsing, while other AURA members will be involved as relevant. The postdoc will be employed in the Ecoinformatics & Biodiversity Group, Dept. Bioscience, Aarhus, but will have joint work places at the two departments. Postdoc candidates are expected to have a solid background in either ecology or environmental anthropology, strong interdisciplinary interests and collaborative skills, proven abilities to publish at a high international level, as well as top-level proficiency in speaking and writing English. Starting date (preferred): Early to mid 2014. To apply, see the official announcement. Deadline: 10 Dec 2013. Posted: 10/31/13, revised: 11/1/13.

Biology Postdoctoral Fellowship: The College of Biological Sciences at the University of California Davis invites applications for the New Biology Postdoctoral Fellowship program that will bring outstanding young researchers to campus to conduct highly integrative research addressing major societal challenges. Fellows will have a home in a sponsoring college laboratory and will conduct research that leverages the tools and approaches represented by at least one additional laboratory at UC Davis. The position is for TWO YEARS, subject to review after one year, and can begin as early as 1 July 2014. This position is covered by a collective bargaining unit. It has an annual salary of $50,000 plus benefits (health, dental and vision insurance), and $10,000 per annum in research and travel support. The Fellow will be expected to participate in graduate training activities in the area of interest and in the second year of the fellowship to present a workshop aimed at graduate students involving the transferal of new methods, tools, techniques or concepts to the UC Davis community. Interested early career individuals should establish communications with at least one host laboratory in the UC Davis College of Biological Sciences and a second bridge laboratory that can be from the CBS or any other UC Davis department. Associate Dean for Research, Peter Wainwright (pcwainwright@ucdavis.edu), can provide additional input on the fellowship. Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, CV, a short (1-2 page) description of research accomplishments, a short (3-4 page) description of proposed research including names of both proposed faculty mentors, and copies of two publications, all in PDF format at: https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/apply/JPF00168 We require 3 letters of recommendation. The referees you list in the online application will receive an automatic notification from our system instructing them how to directly upload letters to our website. Refer to the on-line instructions for further information. For full consideration, applications (including letters of reference) must be submitted by 5 p.m., January 6, 2014. E-mail questions to Sally DiVecchia (svdivecchia@ucdavis.edu). Posted: 10/24/13.

Natural History Survey: Postdoctoral Research Associate, any field, 2 years, full-time, 100% (12 month basis) with benefits. Employer: Illinois Natural History Survey (INHS), Prairie Research Institute, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. Responsibilities: The successful applicant will conduct a research plan of their design (see Application process). A fund of $5000 per year is available for research expenses. Full details. Apply by January 31, 2014 to receive full consideration. Posted: 12/9/13.

Darwin Fellow: The Graduate Program in Organismic and Evolutionary Biology at University of Massachusetts Amherst announces a two-year POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP/LECTURESHIP. OEB draws together more than 80 faculty from the Five Colleges (University of Massachusetts Amherst and Smith, Hampshire, Mount Holyoke and Amherst Colleges), offering unique training and research opportunities in the fields of ecology, organismic and evolutionary biology. Our research/lecture position provides recent PhD's an opportunity for independent research with an OEB faculty sponsor as well as experience developing and teaching a one-semester undergraduate biology course. Proven teaching skills are required. Position subject to availability of funds. To apply online, please go to the full job ad and submit a CV, statements of research and teaching interests, 3 letters of reference and arrange for a letter of support from your proposed OEB faculty sponsor. Review of applications will begin on January 6, 2014, however applications will be accepted until the position has been filled. The position is expected to start in August 2014. Questions about this search may be sent to: darwin@bio.umass.edu. Posted: 12/11/13.

NatureNet Science Fellow: Yale University is one of six universities participating in the NatureNet Science postdoctoral program launched last year by the Nature Conservancy. The goal of the program is to foster translational research around topics critical to the mission of the Nature Conservancy. Applications will close October 10th. Appointments will be made around one of three themes (agriculture, water and energy) described in greater detail at the links below. The terms of the fellowship (one year with a second year available based on good progress) include a generous salary ($50K per year plus benefits) and a fund of $20K towards research and travel expenses. Depending on the project there is potential for some additional funding. Potential applicants should identify and get in contact with a Yale faculty member with whom they would be interested in working. The application itself is brief. Details about the application process. If you have questions, please contact david.skelly@yale.edu. Posted: 9/24/13.

Environmental Research Fellowships: The Smithsonian Institution, the world’s largest museum and research complex, offers several Post-Doctoral Fellowships annually to outstanding early career scientists. The Smithsonian’s distinctive combination of field research facilities, museum archives, and internationally recognized expertise in ecology, biological conservation, systematics, and paleo-biology provide unprecedented opportunities for synthetic, big-picture insights into some of the most profound issues challenging our world today, including habitat loss, climate change, and invasive species. Some of the greatest challenges to our environment are in our most biologically productive ecosystems - the coastal zone, where 70 percent of the world's population lives, works, and plays. Scientists at the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center (SERC) on the Chesapeake Bay in Maryland have led ground-breaking studies on the ecological dynamics between land and sea for over 40 years, including the world’s longest running study on the ecological effects of atmospheric CO2 change, and short and long-term studies on food web dynamics, invasion biology, coastal and upland ecosystem ecology, harmful algal blooms, ultraviolet radiation, biogeochemistry, and nutrient and trace element cycling. Insights gained in these systems will be crucial to developing science-based conservation plans that allow human societies to thrive while protecting our finite natural resources. The Smithsonian and SERC are committed to training the next generation of scientists with its internationally recognized Postdoctoral Fellowship program. Smithsonian Fellows receive an annual stipend of $45k plus health, relocation, and research allowances. Each position is expected to run for two years, with the second year of funding contingent upon satisfactory progress. Applicants are strongly encouraged to coordinate with proposed SERC scientist prior to submitting an application for this competitively-awarded fellowship. Applications are due January 15, 2014. Please contact Professional Training Coordinator Daniel Gustafson at gustafsond@si.edu for further details. Applications and submission details can be found at: http://www.smithsonianofi.com/ or http://www.serc.si.edu/pro_training/fellowships/postdoc.aspx. Posted: 11/5/13.

Environmental Change: Brown University’s Environmental Change Initiative (ECI) seeks candidates for one or more 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 remote sensing and spatial analysis, earth systems history, population studies, environmental sociology, coastal and marine ecology, biogeography, and climate change adaptation. Emerging areas of emphasis include the intersection of climate change with human health, well-being, and culture. Brown University also maintains a research and education partnership with the Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL) in Woods Hole, including the Ecosystems Center and the Josephine Bay Paul Center in Comparative Molecular Biology and Evolution. Appointments will be in the Environmental Change Initiative and cooperating departments, with an expected term of two years. Associates receive a salary of $50k, plus benefits and a discretionary fund of $5k/year in addition to any research funds that may be directed to the project by mentors. For details and to apply, see http://apply.interfolio.com/23520. Closes: Jan 31, 2014. Posted: 11/5/13.

Environmental Fellows: 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. The Center will organize a co-curricular program to ensure that the fellows get to know each other and each other’s work. All fellows will attend biweekly dinners with their colleagues, faculty members, and guests. Learn more about the requirements at: http://environment.harvard.edu/grants/fellows. To apply, please complete the online application form and attach the relevant supporting documents as PDFs: a) curriculum vitae including list of publications; b) detailed research proposal, maximum of five pages, references counted separately; c) up to three publications/writing samples 2. Three letters of reference, including one from the applicant’s dissertation adviser. 3. A letter of support is also required from the applicant’s host committing to serve as a mentor and explaining his or her commitment to the proposed research, including the provision of office or lab space and any financial commitments. If you have questions about the fellowship or application process, please contact: Jean Gauthier, Harvard University Center for the Environment, 24 Oxford Street, 3rd Floor, Cambridge MA 02138. 617-495-0368, jean_gauthier@harvard.edu. Application Deadline: January 15, 2014. Posted: 8/27/13.

Population Modeling of Piping Plovers: We seek a Post-doctoral Scientist (starting $47-$50k + benefits) to develop a stochastic population model for the federally-threatened Atlantic Coast piping plover to be used in the evaluation of recovery strategies. The model will build on a prototype decision support tool developed as a collaborative effort among the U.S. Geological Survey, SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry (SUNY ESF), and several federal and state biologists and wildlife managers in a structured decision making workshop. The primary decision to be addressed is the use of predator exclosures to improve nest survival at Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge in New Jersey. However there is the potential to evaluate other management actions and to include data from throughout the range of Atlantic Coast piping plovers. Production of a user-friendly interface for the final decision support tool will be expected. The scientist will be part of a growing lab shared by numerous graduate students, and excellent computing resources will be available. The research will be conducted in close collaboration with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and other federal, state, and nongovernmental cooperators. The position will be for two years, and will involve travel to Forsythe and other coastal areas for meetings and field site visits. The start date will be Fall 2014. PhD in wildlife biology, ecology, biostatistics, or related field and strong quantitative and communication skills are required. Computer programming expertise is highly desired. To apply please email letter and cv to Jonathan Cohen (jcohen14@esf.edu). Review date: 7/31/2014. Posted: 6/6/14.

Black Duck Population Modeling: The Alabama Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit at Auburn University, Auburn, Alabama is seeking a post-doctoral researcher to develop habitat linked population models and decision support for continental American Black Duck populations. This is a 12 month, limited term non-tenure track position and is funded from external sources. Continued employment is contingent on availability of funding and satisfactory performance. Success of this project will result in the development of projection models to manage Black duck populations and their habitats to improve hunting opportunity and achieve predetermined continental population goals. This position will focus on developing methods to reduce ecological uncertainty through data analyses, parameter estimation, population modeling. The project may involve mark recapture estimation of demographic rates and dynamic programming to find optimal policy recommendations. The position will work closely with the science coordinator of the Black Duck Joint Venture and with researchers and faculty at Auburn University to ensure that research products meet the needs of Fish and Wildlife Partners. The minimum qualification is a PhD from an accredited institution in wildlife biology, conservation biology, ecology, biometrics or a related field. Applicants will be evaluated on their knowledge, experience and abilities in population ecology, quantitative ecology, and simulation modeling. The successful applicant will also demonstrate commitment to timely completion of deliverables, commitment to publication of results in peer-reviewed outlets, and strong potential to work collaboratively with multiple agencies on a highly visible research topic. The candidate selected for the position 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; excellent communication skills required. The review date will begin September 1, 2013. Apply online (Posting Number P0041F). Posted: 7/31/13.

Avian Parasitology/Toxicology: We desire a post-doctoral research associate that has experience with avian parasitology and possibly toxicology to assist us in a large-scale project to evaluate the role of contaminants and/or parasitic infections on avian populations. The individual selected should have outstanding credentials in interdisciplinary research and the ability to work in the field and laboratory on avian research issues. Desired would be strong analytical skills, field and laboratory skills with avian wildlife, a strong desire and ability for publication, and the willingness to work in an interdisciplinary team in a very aggressive mode of operation to address a complex environmental issue. Qualifications: Ph.D. in parasitology/wildlife biology/biology or environmental science. Experience in field and laboratory research, particularly involving birds. Strong analytical and computer skills, laboratory and field experience in wildlife biology, parasitology and/or environmental toxicology. Strong publication skills and the ability to work with the research team to develop new research proposals as the research continues to unfold with new discoveries. Apply to: Ronald J. Kendall, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Environmental Toxicology, Texas Tech University, Box 41163, Lubbock, TX 79409-1163. ron.kendall@ttu.edu. Start Date 11/01/2013. Posted: 9/24/13.

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 under future climate scenarios. 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. 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 June 2014 and is open until filled. Robert Anex, Professor, Biological Systems Engineering, University of Wisconsin - Madison, 460 Henry Mall, Madison WI. Ph: +1-608-890-3839. Posted: 4/17/14.

Land-Atmosphere Carbon Cycle: The Global Change and Sustainability Center (GCSC) at the University of Utah has open positions for three postdoctoral scientists. The successful candidates will join an interdisciplinary team of Environmental Earth Scientists to investigate land-atmosphere exchange of climate-change relevant atmospheric trace gases and their stable isotopes in the western United States. The positions are focused on 1) forest-atmosphere exchange of carbon dioxide and its isotopes, 2) urban trace gas emissions, and 3) trace gas emissions associated with drought and fire. These positions require a Ph.D. degree in a field of environmental earth science. Each candidate should have significant experience in land surface modeling, atmospheric modeling, or both. The desired skills include (1) use and development of state-of-the-art models of the terrestrial ecosystem or atmosphere (such as CLM, CESM, STILT, and WRF); (2) strong data analysis skills, ability to test model predictions against observations, and use observations to guide model improvement and development; (3) demonstrated computer programming skills, (4) excellent oral and written communication; and (5) ability to work in an integrated team environment. The postdocs will have the opportunity to participate with a cohort of environmental science postdocs in a formal Postdoctoral Mentoring Program run by the GCSC. The positions are based in Salt Lake City, and will involve interaction with Oak Ridge and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratories, and/or Arizona State University (depending on position). An application for one of these positions should include a Curriculum Vita, Statement of Research Background and Interests, and names and contact information for three individuals who can provide professional letters of support. Applications should be submitted via email to Dr. Dave Bowling (see below), and will be reviewed beginning October 15 2013 (extended). Start dates are flexible beginning January 1, 2014. For more information contact Dr. Dave Bowling, Associate Professor, Dept. of Biology, University of Utah, david.bowling@utah.edu. Posted: 7/29/13, revised: 8/30/13.

Carbon Dynamics of Tropical Peatlands: A postdoctoral position on is available at the School of Life Sciences at the Arizona State University. A high number of tropical peatlands recently reported in the Western Amazon basin represent a major unknown in the make up of regional carbon (C) budgets, accounts of greenhouse gas fluxes and possible climate effects on C storage and decomposition in this key region of the world. As part of a collaborative research, this postdoctoral position will evaluate questions on dynamics of net primary productivity, hydrology, and greenhouse gas formation across several tropical peatland sites in the Western Amazon (primarily Peru). Postdoctoral associate will develop a research program within this context and interface with ecosystem modeling efforts at local and regional levels. Opportunities to interact with tests on microbial activity and molecular approaches will also be available. Field as well computational skills will be developed in this project and postdoc will participate in training workshops in the Amazon basin. This position is under primary coordination of Prof. Hinsby Cadillo-Quiroz (C degradation in peatlands) and based at ASU. The selected candidate will join a collaborative project including faculty of University of Arizona (Prof. Joost van Haren, ecosystem biogeochemistry) and Purdue University (Prof. Qianlai Zhuang, Peatland Ecosystem modeling), besides ASU. Postdoctoral researcher will catalyze several inter-group projects and facilitate data synthesis/modeling. Applicants must have a PhD in relevant areas (Ecology, Environmental Sciences, Forestry, Geoscience, others). Candidates with expertise in monitoring of forest primary productivity or connections of NPP to greenhouse gas fluxes would be preferred. Fieldwork will be significant with months-long expeditions in the Peruvian Amazon; hence availability for and experience with international travel and working proficiency in Spanish will be favorably considered. Strong candidates will also possess: (i) significant publication record (papers published, in press, or submitted), (ii) creativity, independence, and the desire to learn, (iii) proficiency in both written and spoken English, as well as (iv) analytical, interpersonal, and presentation skills. Position is available for up to three years, renewable annually upon satisfactory performance. Competitive salary and benefits are available. Application should include: (i) a brief cover letter, (ii) Curriculum Vitae including three professional references, (iii) a brief description of past research accomplishments and future research goals. Send application to the following email: cadillo-lab-appl@asu.edu The initial closing date for receipt of applications is May 15th; applications will be reviewed weekly thereafter until the search is closed. Starting date is flexible but mid June 2014 is recommended. For additional information on this position and the School of Life Sciences, please visit https://sols.asu.edu/resources/employment. Posted: 4/29/14.

Controls on CO2 and CH4 Exchanges in a Boreal Peatland: A Postdoc scholarship is available at the department of Ecology and Management, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU), Umeå, Sweden, Deadline for submitting application is December 22, 2013. See the full job description. The postdoc will explore biotic and abiotic controls on carbon dioxide and methane exchanges in a boreal peatland in Northern Sweden. An automated 12-chamber system connected to a state-of-the-art gas analyzer, a suit of meteorological and soil environmental sensors, digital repeat photography and spectral reflectance measurements are available to explore peatland carbon, climate and phenology dynamics. The goal is to disentangle the effects of climate and vegetation phenology on peatland carbon dioxide and methane exchanges. The successful candidate will independently carry out field work, process and analyze chamber flux, climate and phenology data, and publish findings in relevant high-rank scientific journals. Qualifications: • The candidate must have a PhD awarded within the last five years in environmental sciences, physical geography, micrometeorology, biogeochemistry of trace gas exchange and/or plant physiological ecology, or any other closely related subject, with demonstrated experience in ecosystem carbon and vegetation dynamics. • The candidate must be able to independently conduct field work (which also requires a driver's license valid in Sweden). • The candidate must be fluent in English to be able to write, communicate and interact in an English-speaking environment • Experience with automated soil chamber systems, logger programming, digital repeat photography and/or spectral reflectance measurement, and/or with handling and processing of large, multiple-source, data sets is a merit The positions are two years scholarship available for persons with no previous employment at the SLU. Starting date: The anticipated start date is April 1, 2014.The value of the scholarship corresponds to a monthly salary of ~30k Swedish krona. We welcome your application marked with Ref no. SLU ua 5366/2013. CV, publication list, PhD diploma, copies of no more than five publications. A short motivation letter (< 2 pages) outlining 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 December 22, 2013. Further information: Mats Nilsson, Professor, +46(0)706884409, Mats.B.Nilsson@slu.se; Matthias Peichl, Assistant Professor, +46(0)90 7868463, Matthias.Peichl@slu.se. Posted: 12/11/13.

Boreal Forest Dynamics - Remote Sensing and Ecosystem/Hydrological Models: The Northern Plant Ecology Lab (NPEL) at the Department of Biology, University of Saskatchewan, is looking to recruit two post-doctoral fellows (PDFs) to work on collaborative research projects related to the dynamics of boreal forests. One position will focus on remote sensing and mapping of boreal forest vegetation in relation to fire disturbance in the boreal shield ecozone. The second position is targeted towards coupling ecosystem and hydrological models to explore interactions between hydrologic change and vegetation dynamics in the southern boreal forest. Both positions involve collaborations with researchers in other fields of research to develop cross-disciplinary insights into the dynamics of boreal forests. PDFs will have the opportunity to take part in field research in the boreal forests of Saskatchewan and become actively involved in broader research networks. The position will be held in residency at the University of Saskatchewan in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada. Both positions provide funding for up to 2 years at a rate of $40-50k per year, depending on qualifications. For the full ad, see: http://homepage.usask.ca/~jfj445/NPEL_PDF_2014.pdf. Review begins: 3 March, 2014. Posted: 2/11/14.

Ecosystems Science: The Ecosystems Center at the Marine Biological Laboratory invites applications for the position of Postdoctoral Scientist in Ecosystems Science. Applications are solicited across all scales of ecosystems science including but not limited to global ecology and land use change, remote sensing and spatial modeling across landscapes and river networks, terrestrial and aquatic biogeochemistry, foodwebs and trophic structure, and the role of microbes in ecosystem function. The Postdoctoral Scientists must develop a project that connects with major research areas at the Ecosystems Center and the Center's multi-investigator approach to ecosystems science. Once appointed, postdocs will be encouraged to develop status as independent research scientists. Candidates should contact a potential Ecosystems Center mentor prior to submitting an application. A list of investigators may be found under the Staff section of our website. Up to two fellowships will be awarded and support can be up to three years contingent on positive yearly review. Review of applications will begin March 1, 2014. Candidates should possess a PhD in ecology, earth sciences, or a related field. A description of your proposed project (2 pages) is required and should be uploaded with your application. Three letters of reference are required and should be mailed or emailed to the Human Resources Office with the subject line of "Postdoctoral Scholar Ecosystems Center". Marine Biological Laboratory, Human Resources Office, 7 MBL Street, Woods Hole, MA 02543-1015, careers@mbl.edu. Apply online: https://mbl.simplehire.com. Posted: 1/21/14.

Ecosystem Ecology: We seek a full-time Research Assistant or Research Associate from April 2014. The individual will join the Ecosystems and Global Change Group in the Department of Plant Sciences at the University of Cambridge led by Dr Andrew Tanentzap. The post is funded by a NERC project entitled: "Recovery is RELATED: Restoring Ecosystems by Linking Aquatic and Terrestrial Ecological Dynamics". It aims to test how changes in organic matter export from terrestrial catchments associated with land use change will impact the productivity of aquatic food webs. For the first 6 months, the post will involve guiding the establishment of a whole-lake experiment in Ontario, Canada. This will require intensive field work in boreal lake ecosystems, performing sediment incubation experiments in controlled chambers, coordinating student assistants, and managing procurements. Later duties will involve designing experiments, and collecting and analysing data associated with the project, focusing on (i) relating the structure of organic matter to microbial communities and (ii) developing a simulation model to predict food web dynamics from watershed inputs. Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 3 years in the first instance. To apply online for this vacancy, please click on the 'Apply' button at: http://www.jobs.cam.ac.uk/job/3212/. This will route you to the University's Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register an account (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form. Please indicate the contact details of two academic referees on the online application form and upload your Curriculum Vitae (CV) and a covering letter describing how you meet the Person Profile. Further details are available here: http://www.jobs.cam.ac.uk/job/3212/file/HR7+2746.doc The closing date for applications is Thursday 13 March 2014. Please quote reference PD02746 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy. Posted: 2/12/14.

Ecosystem Ecology: 18 month post-doctoral position on the topic of Responses of Ecosystem Properties to Long Term Fire History in Boreal Forest (Ref. Nr. 5566/2013) at the Department of Forest Ecology and Management at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, at Umeå, Sweden. The position is fully financed, including salary and benefits. The postdoctoral researcher will be expected to start on May 1 2004. The position involves collaboration with researchers based in both Sweden and Quebec, Canada; as such while the position will be based in Umeå, the field work will be based out of northern Quebec. The study system involves islands in northern Quebec that differ in historical fire regime, and the postdoctoral researcher will explore how ecosystem properties in this system both aboveground and belowground respond to fire history in this system. There is the expectation that the researcher will be actively involved in the design, fieldwork, data analysis, and write-up of this work. This position would be particularly ideal for researchers that have an interest in the community and ecosystem ecology of northern ecosystems. The required qualification for this position is a PhD in Ecology or a related subject, preferably with experience in field-based ecology, and preferably completed in the previous three years. We would also expect the researcher to have a reasonable level of physical fitness, and to have the capacity to travel to Quebec for fieldwork during the 2014 field season. Applications for this position should include a curriculum vitae including a full list of publications, a brief description of research interests, and a list of at least two references familiar with the applicant's qualifications and experience. Further information is available from Professor David Wardle SLU Umeå, Department of Forest Ecology and Management, e-mail: David.Wardle@.slu.se Applications, marked with Ref No 5566/2013, must arrive at the Registrar of SLU, P.O. Box 7070, S- 750 07 Uppsala or registrator@slu.se no later than 10 January 2014. Posted: 12/9/13.

Ecosystem Ecologist: The University of Alaska Anchorage is seeking an Ecosystem Ecologist for a 3-year NSF Division of Polar Programs postdoctoral fellow position with interdisciplinary field studies at Western Alaska. The research will quantify the biogeochemical and feedback consequences of changes in the interactions between geese and wet sedge ecosystems that are occurring as a result of shifts in the timing of migration and vegetation phenology. He/she will undertake summer-long measurements of C and N cycling and will use a suite of experimental treatments to characterize how the timing of goose grazing affects C exchange, plant growth, soil and plant mineral nutrition, and biosphere-atmosphere feedbacks. He/she will use a suite of measurement packages as part of the study including in situ CO2 exchange system (LiCor 8100a), stable isotopes of plants, soils, geese (δ13C and δ15N), and micrometerological stations. The successful candidate will also work with collaborators to parameterize the SAVANNA model in an effort to expand the spatial and temporal resolution of research findings. The project team consists of faculty, students and scientists from: University of Alaska-Anchorage, Utah State University, University of Nevada Reno, Colorado State University, and the USGS Alaska Science Center. We seek individuals with training and interest in ecosystem processes, plant-animal interactions, food web ecology, experience with field-based C exchange measurements, and interest and or experience in ecosystem process modeling. The postdoctoral scientist will be supervising graduate and undergraduate students and will have some intellectual flexibility to pursue associated studies, especially those that address goose diets, migration ecology, or other plant and soil processes influenced by climate change in western Alaska. The successful individual will be based at UAA in Anchorage and will be a member of the J Welker lab, and stationed at a remote field camp from May to August. The appointment is expected to begin February 2014. Screening of applicants is underway and will continue until filled. To be considered please apply to the Biology Department Postdoctoral pool posting #0067411 at http://www.uakjobs.com/. If you have questions, you may contact Jeff Welker at jmwelker@uaa.alaska.edu. Posted: 8/9/13, revised: 12/18/13.

Biogeochemistry/Remote Sensing: One full-time postdoc position is immediately available in the Environmental Ecology Lab at Seoul National University, South Korea. We seek a postdoc in the field of either 1) biogeochemical cycle in urban parks in Seoul City through a set of field observations and modeling, or 2) remote sensing of terrestrial water and carbon cycles from local to the global scales. A Ph.D. in ecology, biometeorology, remote sensing, or a related field, is required. A start date no later than November 1, 2013, is preferred. A 12-month commitment is expected. Pending successful performance, the position may be renewed up to 3 years. Please send cover letter, CV, and the names and contact information of three references to: Dr. Youngryel Ryu (ryuyr77@gmail.com). Feel free to contact to Dr Ryu if you have any question. Posted: 8/27/13.

Aquatic Ecosystem Modeling: The University of New Hampshire seeks a Postdoctoral Research Associate to lead an aquatic ecosystem modeling activity for the watersheds of New Hampshire. We seek individuals interested in modeling coupled hydrological and biogeochemical cycles in river systems at regional scales; linking terrestrial and aquatic ecosystem models; integrating novel in situ aquatic nutrient sensor data into aquatic models; and interacting with social scientists to quantify New Hampshire's ecosystem services. A terrestrial and aquatic sensor network has been deployed in a variety of New Hampshire watersheds as part of this project by other members of the project team. The overall goal of this project is to quantify terrestrial and aquatic ecosystem services for the state, and assess tradeoffs among terrestrial and aquatic services under different land management and future climate scenarios. The post doc will interact with terrestrial ecosystem modelers, field researchers, and social scientists. The position is funded through an NSF EPSCoR grant to the University of New Hampshire, Dartmouth College, Plymouth State University and other New Hampshire colleges. Qualifications: The candidate must have a Ph.D. in ecology, aquatic science, hydrology, geography or closely related field. The preferred candidate will have experience with GIS and/or process-based environmental modeling. The ability and desire to collaborate with terrestrial ecosystem modelers, field scientists and social scientists is essential. Duration and Start Date: Initial appointment is for 1 year, and may be renewed for a total of 2 years depending upon satisfactory performance. Position is available immediately, but start date is negotiable. To Apply: Send a letter of application, statement of research interests, curriculum vitae, up to three relevant reprints, and contact information for three references (electronic versions of all materials are required) to Dr. Wilfred Wollheim (wil.wollheim@unh.edu) with "EPSCoR Postdoc” in the subject line. For more information concerning the nature of this position please contact Dr. Wil Wollheim. Deadline: Review of applications will commence 1 February, 2014. Posted: 1/28/14.

Aquatic Ecosystem Modeling: Postdoctoral Scientist in limnology with an emphasis on lake food web analysis and modeling, Flathead Lake Biological Station (located 90 miles from Missoula, MT and 50 miles from Glacier National Park), University of Montana. One of the major objectives of the position will be to reconfigure an existing biogeochemical model linked to a three-dimensional hydrodynamic model (ELCOM-CAEDYM) to better represent nutrient dynamics and species- or group-specific ecological interactions that are known for Flathead Lake (see Ellis et al., PNAS 108(3)). Publication of scientific results of model validation in the peer-reviewed literature will be required. Prognostic model scenarios may also be considered (e.g., climate warming, species invasions, and fisheries management policies). The successful candidate will also participate in analysis and publication of the 30-year record of biological and nutrient dynamics of the Flathead Lake-River Ecosystem. Successful writing skills are essential and a background in Bayesian statistics will be advantageous. The position is renewed annually and is currently funded for two years. Additional funding for continued research is likely. Apply at http://www.umt.edu/hrs, Tracking Code 635-254 - contact bonnie.ellis@umontana.edu for more info. Application review will begin on November 25, 2013. Posted: 11/11/13.

Modeling Wetland Hydrology and Biogeochemistry: Postdoctoral Research Scientist, Institute of Arctic Biology. The University of Alaska Fairbanks invites applications for a postdoctoral scientist to conduct wetland modeling studies as part of the Integrated Ecosystem Model for Alaska Project and the Alaska Peatland Experiment (APEX). The successful candidate will conduct studies that include the development, parameterization, testing, analysis, and application of models that simulate the vegetation and carbon dynamics of wetland ecosystems in Alaska. Training in earth system science or biogeochemistry is required. Research experience in modeling wetland hydrology and biogeochemistry is required, and skills in data analysis and computer programming are preferred. A Ph.D. degree (already received or awaiting receipt with all requirements fulfilled) is required. See the full job ad (posting number 0067194) for details and to apply. Applications will be received until the position is filled, but review of applications will begin on 10/14/2013. More information on the nature of the position can be obtained by contacting Dr. A. David McGuire, 907-474-6242, admcguire@alaska.edu. Posted: 9/9/13.

Temporal Scaling of Ecosystem Processes: A postdoctoral position is available focused on the temporal aspects of 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 network of researchers in the U.S. and elsewhere, and (2) to conduct independent research on the biogeochemical consequences of ecosystem change at decadal to multi-millennial timescales. The minimum required 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. Thus, the ideal candidate would have a background in paleoecology, ecosystem ecology, or both. This position is based at the Department of Geography at Kansas State University in Manhattan, Kansas, U.S.A. with several travel opportunities. The position is a term position. To apply, 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 July 7, 2014 and continue until the position is filled. The target start date is August 25, 2014. Posted: 6/30/14.

Modeling Soil Carbon Degradation: Funding is available for a post-doctoral research associate in the Classen Lab in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Tennessee). The post-doc will be expected to work collaboratively within an interdisciplinary research group on a project that will incorporate rhizosphere interactions and soil physical properties into a soil carbon degradation model. Qualifications: Applicants must have a PhD in ecology or related field. Applicants with a proven track record in modeling and/or belowground processes are strongly encouraged to apply. Specifically, applicants with expertise in soil carbon or enzyme modeling will be given preference. Funding is available for one year with an additional two years possible pending funding. Preferred start date between November 15st and December 1st 2013. In addition to online application please include (in a single PDF) a CV, a statement of research interest and the names and contact information of three references by 1 November 2013 to: Aimée Classen (aclassen@utk.edu). Full job ad. Posted: 9/25/13.

Modeling High-Latitude Soil Carbon Cycling: The Natural Resource Ecology Laboratory at Colorado State University (CSU) seek candidates for a postdoctoral fellow position focusing on developing, testing, and applying numerical models of microbial ecology and high-latitude soil carbon cycling processes in land models. An important goal of the analysis will be incorporating these processes into the Community Land Model (CLM) and Community Earth System Model (CESM) to study their impact on predictions of future high-latitude climate feedbacks over the 21st century. The work will be done in close collaboration with experimentalists at CSU studying how soil organic matter priming and formation are affected by plant input chemistry and climate. The modeling component of the project is led by Bill Riley and Jinyun Tang at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, and the overall project is led by Matthew Wallenstein at CSU. The postdoctoral fellow will be based in Berkeley, CA but will have regular interactions with the experimentalists at CSU. The postdoctoral fellow will be expected to generate original research questions related to the project. These may include methods to integrate field and lab measurements into model formulations, creative methods to represent the complex competitive soil environment in climate models, spatial and temporal scaling issues, or methods to calculate feedbacks between the studied processes and the atmosphere. Required Qualifications: The postdoctoral fellow must have earned a Ph.D. prior to June 2014. Strong mathematical skills and prior experience with numerical modeling of ecosystem processes are required. Desired Qualifications: Candidates should demonstrate experience and expertise in soil carbon cycling and/or soil microbial processes, and have a broad perspective of ecosystem processes. Candidates should exhibit a strong ability to collaborate with an interdisciplinary team and possess ability to develop novel research. Strong organizational and communication skills (both oral and written), and a high level of productivity should be demonstrated. Salary: $60k plus benefits. The initial appointment will be for a one-year period, and will be renewed for up to two years, contingent on satisfactory progress and sufficient funding. To apply, submit cover letter, resume, and names and contact information for three references to: employment opportunities. References will not be contacted without prior approval. For full consideration, apply by 5 p.m. on Wednesday, October 25, 2013. Posted: 9/9/13.

Molecular Interactions Controlling Soil Carbon Sequestration: 4 Postdoc and 6 PhD studentship opportunities, Lund University, Sweden. The research program “Molecular Interactions Controlling soil Carbon Sequestration – MICCS”, funded by the Knut & Alice Wallenberg Foundation, is a multidisciplinary effort to gain a mechanistic understanding of the interactions between soil organic matter (SOM), the activity of symbiotic and saprophytic microorganisms and the physicochemical environment that control the stability of SOM. On a global scale this pool stores more carbon than is present in the terrestrial biomass and the atmosphere combined. Whether soils will capture, store or release carbon will be critical for regulating the atmospheric carbon dioxide level and thus the Earth´s climate. More information at http://www.miccs.info/. Closing date: 6/1/14. Posted: 3/28/14.

Arctic Soil Carbon Cycling: The Natural Resource Ecology Laboratory at Colorado State University seeks candidates for a postdoctoral fellow position for research on Arctic soil carbon cycling and microbial ecology. The goal of this project is to improve our mechanistic understanding of Arctic climate-carbon feedbacks by evaluating how soil organic matter priming and formation are affected by plant input chemistry and quantify their interactions with temperature. The project is led by Matthew Wallenstein, in collaboration with Rich Conant, Francesca Cotrufo, and Eldor Paul, along with researchers at other institutions. The selected candidate will conduct periodic field work at Toolik Lake, Alaska and will conduct and coordinate laboratory analyses. In addition, the postdoctoral fellow will be expected to generate original research questions related to the project. These may include complementary laboratory mesocosm experiments, field experiments, modeling, or novel analyses. Required Qualifications: The postdoctoral fellow must have earned their Ph.D. prior to March 2014. Candidates must demonstrate experience and expertise in soil carbon cycling and/or soil microbial ecology, and a broad perspective of ecosystem processes. Desired: Candidates should exhibit a strong ability to collaborate with an interdisciplinary team. Prior experience with soil chemistry analytical techniques such as stable isotope analyses, NMR, or mass spectrometry, and microbial ecology techniques including enzyme assays and molecular (nucleic acid) analyses is desired. Strong organizational and communication skills (both oral and written), and a high level of productivity should be demonstrated. Salary Range: $40-48k plus benefits. The initial appointment will be for a one-year period, and will be renewed for up to three years, contingent on satisfactory progress and sufficient funding. To apply, submit cover letter, resume, and names and contact information for three references to: employment opportunities. References will not be contacted without prior approval. For full consideration, apply by 5 pm October 9, 2013. Posted: 8/9/13.

Soil Carbon and Nitrogen Cycling: Postdoctoral Researcher sought to conduct research on soil carbon and nitrogen cycling and ecosystem succession. Full-time beginning approximately February 1, 2014 for one year with extension to a second year depending on performance. The position will be based at the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies in Millbrook, NY. The field site for the project is the Hubbard Brook Experimental Forest in West Thornton, NH. The position will require frequent trips to the field site in New Hampshire and strenuous field work in a mountainous location. Background: Ph.D. in forest ecology, forest soils or related field required. Competence in soil chemistry, plant chemistry and stable isotope techniques highly desirable. Closing Date: October 25, 2013 or until filled. Originator: Dr. Gary M. Lovett. To apply, please send a brief cover letter, resume, and the names and full contact information (including email addresses) for three professional references to: Human Resources. Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies. Job Ref. # 13019-I. P.O. Box AB. Millbrook, NY 12545. E-mail: Jobs@caryinstitute.org. Posted: 10/9/13.

Soil Organic Carbon and Nitrogen Cycling: We have an exciting postdoc opportunity to work with multiple C and N isotope tracers on improving our understanding of soil organic matter stability. The soil organic matter conundrum: why are thermodynamically unstable compounds stable in soils · Excellent opportunity to work in a team of internationally recognised scientists · Offering outstanding career development and professional support. The Position: A unique opportunity for a suitably qualified individual to gain a prestigious Office of the Chief Executive (OCE) Postdoctoral Fellowship with CSIRO Land and Water (CLW). The Postdoctoral Fellow will work on a research project in the area of soil organic carbon and nitrogen cycling with an emphasis on quantifying the mechanisms of decomposition and stabilisation. Specifically you will: Prepare creative and detailed experimental designs and protocols to identify mechanisms and quantify rates of soil organic carbon and nitrogen cycling and stabilisation within soil. Use a range of isotopically labelled substrates in conjunction with bulk and compound specific isotope ratio mass spectrometry, pyrolysis-gas chromatography/mass spectrometry and solid-state nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy. Pursue new ideas, theoretical perspectives and approaches through networking with scientific colleagues across a range of disciplines. Produce high quality scientific and technical outputs including journal articles, conference papers and presentations, and technical reports. Adhere to CSIRO requirements for information security, OHS & E and EEO in accordance with the CSIRO Code of Conduct. Work with other team members and provide support and/or supervision of junior staff or students as required. Location: Waite Campus, Adelaide, South Australia. Salary: $81K - $86K pa plus up to 15.4% superannuation. Tenure: 3 year term. To be successful you will have: A PhD, or will shortly satisfy the requirements for a PhD degree, in soil science or related field with a focus on organic carbon and nitrogen cycling and the use of isotopes to quantify fluxes and pools in managed or natural ecosystems. Demonstrated ability to conduct innovative research in the development and application of radiocarbon and stable carbon and nitrogen isotope methodologies (bulk and compound specific) to laboratory and field based experiments focusing on quantifying carbon and/or nitrogen cycling in soil. A proven ability to operate and optimise analytical instrumentation required to quantify chemical and isotopic composition including IRMS, py-GC/MS and GC-C-IRMS. Evidence of ability to develop research objectives, conceptualise and create hypotheses in order to advance knowledge, and generate and pursue novel ideas and solutions to scientific research problems. A proven record of research publications in peer-reviewed international journals commensurate with research experience, along with capacity to prepare research reports and presentation of scientific findings to a range of audience levels. Demonstrated ability to work effectively both independently and as part of a multi-disciplinary research team. Capability to allocate activities, direct tasks and manage resources to meet objectives and to adapt readily to changing circumstances and new responsibilities. Full Position Description and Selection Criteria: Position Details SA13/03455 (.docx format). Applications must be received through our Online Application System by October 30, 2013. Please address any queries to Dr Mark Farrell (mark.farrell@csiro.au) or Dr Jonathan Sanderman (jonathan.sanderman@csiro.au). Posted: 9/9/13.

Soil Microbial Ecology/Middle School Curricula: One postdoctoral position will be available to work in the Genomics & Microbiology Lab at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences in collaboration with North Carolina State University. The postdoc would work as part of a large team (across labs and institutions) to bring citizen science projects to schools to allow students to be involved in research in which the answers to the questions they ask are not yet known. The specific task of the postdoc will be to do research in which students (and the public) are active participants in data collection, hypothesis development and even analysis. In the summer, the postdoc will also work with teachers and education staff to develop curriculum modules related to the citizen science project. The citizen science components of this project will be modeled on successful work on the biodiversity of belly buttons, armpits, and homes. The focus of the research is intended to be on soil microbes, but there are opportunities for the innovation of other citizen science projects as well. With regard to soil microbes, the successful candidate will build on data collected and observations made by middle school scientists to study the ecology of soil microbes using a variety of techniques (genetics, genomics, chemical analysis, etc., as appropriate to the chosen candidate's interests and expertise). This work complements ongoing work on the response of soil microbes to urbanization and flooding in New York and elsewhere and will parallel other efforts of our collaborators who are also seeking to integrate novel scientific investigations into middle school curricula, but whose projects encompass different, yet related fields of biology (i.e., entomology, mammalogy, and paleontology). Position will last for 3-5 years. Ideal start date is January 2014. For details, see the full job ad. Review date: 11/1/13. Posted: 10/3/13, revised: 10/17/13.

Soil Functional Ecology: Post-doctoral position, Project SOFIA (SOil Functional diversity as an Indicator of sustainable management of Agroecosystems) addresses the impact of agricultural practices on the taxonomic and functional diversity of the soil living communities, and the effects on the functions performed by these soils (greenhouse gas emissions, carbon storage, nutrient availability, reservoir of biodiversity). The applied treatments modulate the amount, chemical nature, and the location of food resources for soil organisms. The project aims to follow the differentiation of systems under the influence of these practices and to address specific factors, like chemical quality of the crop residues. The data produced will be used to test and improve biotic and abiotic indicators of soil functioning, and to better guide farmers and advisors in the context of transitions created by changes in farming practices. The post-doc fellow will analyse, model and publish the data. Required qualifications: We are looking for a motivated postdoctoral scientist with interest in collaborative soil ecology research. Applicants should have a strong conceptual background on functional and numerical ecology and should be autonomous in performing advanced statistical analyses (R software is preferred). Proficiency in spoken and written English is mandatory. A PhD in Ecology is required, preferentially with knowledge concerning soil invertebrate biology or ecology. The post-doc will be employed by the Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique (INRA) and located in the PESSAC lab at Versailles, close to Paris (France). The postdoctoral funding is granted for a period of one year (2 150 € per month). To apply, please send an email (subject: Postdoc SOFIA) to Dr. Mickael Hedde (mhedde@versailles.inra.fr), Dr. Matthieu Chauvat ( matthieu.chauvat@univ-rouen.fr) and Dr. Sylvie Recous (sylvie.recous@reims.inra.fr; SOFIA project leader) containing a pdf file with your application, a detailed CV (including a brief description of research interests, previous employments, and publication list), reprints of your two most important published articles, and contact details of at least two references (letters of recommendation are optional). Application deadline is June 15th, 2014. Ideally, job will start during summer 2014. Posted: 4/16/14.

Mycorrhizal Functioning: University of Western Sydney. This is an exciting opportunity to undertake research related to an Australian Research Council Discovery (ARCD) grant 'Getting to the root of the matter: predicting plant benefits from arbuscular mycorrhizal symbioses'. Massive efforts are underway to select beneficial root traits that enhance resource acquisition and productivity. These efforts are usually conducted while excluding mutually beneficial mycorrhizal partnerships, which include two-thirds of higher plants. These efforts are likely to lead to artifactual outcomes unless the modifying effects of these partnerships are considered. This research will identify plant and fungal traits that predict how mycorrhizal plants benefit under a variety of multifunctional contexts, with aims to enhance varietal selection and productivity gains in marginal environments. The successful applicant will work with a team of scientists at UWS and colleagues from the Freie Universitaet Berlin and CSIRO Plant Industry. Applicants should have expertise within the broad areas of plant-microbe interactions, molecular microbial ecology, plant biology, or related fields. This is a full time, fixed term (3 years) appointment based at our Hawkesbury campus. Remuneration Package: Academic Level A $91-96k p.a. (comprising Salary $77-81k p.a., plus 17% Superannuation and Leave Loading). Position Enquiries: Dr Jeff Powell, +61 (0) 2 4570 1093, jeff.powell@uws.edu.au. See the position description and application instructions. Closing Date: 26 February 2014. Posted: 1/30/14.

Soil Biology/Ecology: A postdoctoral research associate position is available starting September 1, 2014 in the newly established Soil Biology laboratory of Dr. Lisa Tiemann in the Department of Plant, Soil and Microbial Sciences at Michigan State University. I am seeking a highly motivated individual to work with me on an ongoing project in western Uganda, exploring the causes and consequences of soil fertility loss around Kibale National Park. This research is funded through NSF’s Science, Engineering and Education for Sustainability (SEES) program and as such, provides unique opportunities for interdisciplinary research experience in the areas of soil microbial ecology, biogeochemistry and social science. The position will include the following activities and responsibilities: * Travel to Uganda for 4-6 weeks in both January-February and summer 2015 where the research associate will oversee collection of household survey data and soil samples and soil fertility education efforts in local primary schools. * Laboratory duties will include conducting and/or overseeing soil biogeochemical analyses and molecular work including DNA and RNA extraction, PCR, and quantitative-PCR. * In addition, the research associate will assist with lab organization and mentoring undergraduate students working in the lab. The successful candidate must have a Ph.D. in soil biology, soil ecology, biogeochemistry or a closely related field with preference given to those with experience working in agricultural or managed systems and a working knowledge of GIS. Strong candidates will also possess the following attributes: * A strong publication record from their Ph.D. (papers published, in press, or submitted). * Creativity, independence, and the desire to learn new things. * The ability to implement outreach and education activities. * Excellent communication skills, both written and oral. The position is available for 2 years, with the first year a probationary period. A start date of September 1, 2014 is preferred, but is flexible. All questions about the position and application materials should be submitted to lisa.tiemann@unh.edu. Applications should include a brief cover letter (no more than 2-pages) that highlights past research accomplishments and describes future research goals, experiences applicable to working in a developing country, curriculum vitae and the names and contact information for three references. Posted: 6/6/14.

Soil Ecology/Biogeochemistry: I have a position open for a postdoc in soil biogeochemistry at the University of New Hampshire to study root-derived carbon dynamics. The individual in this position will be using isotopic approaches to examine the fate of root carbon in biofuel cropping systems and be tied into a broad network of scientists involved with the Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center. Along with using isotopes to track the fate of labeled roots through different soil organic matter pools, there are opportunities in this position to learn advanced methods in soil organic matter chemical analysis, examine arbuscular mycorrhizal fungal communities and the fate of rhizodeposits, and identify the microbial community processes that transform and stabilize root C. Candidates are expected to be highly motivated, possess strong oral and written communication skills, and have demonstrated ability to publish quality papers. Strong preference will be given to candidates with experience in relevant areas, which could include: 1) isotopic approaches to studying soil carbon dynamics; 2) soil organic matter chemical characterization; and 3) microbial carbon cycling. To apply please send your CV with the names of three references and a short statement of interest (~1 page) to Stuart Grandy (stuart.grandy@unh.edu). The start date is flexible and could be anytime between now and early 2014. Applications will be considered until October 18, 2013 or until the position is filled. Posted: 9/30/13.

Research Ecologist/Soil Scientist/Physical Scientist: USDA-ARS is looking for an interdisciplinary research scientist at its Tifton, GA laboratory. This position would be of interest to ecohydrologists. Full details can be found at: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/361823900. Duties: You will serve as a Research Ecologist/Soil Scientist/Physical Scientist at the Southeast Watershed Research Laboratory (SEWRL) in Tifton, Georgia. The mission of the SEWRL is to develop scientific understanding and associated technologies of watershed systems essential to protect and enhance the environmental and natural resource base upon which a viable, sustainable, and productive agricultural economy depends. The incumbent will conduct independent and team research to develop and apply remote sensing technologies to elucidate relationships between landscape components, agricultural production practices, and the delivery of ecosystem services. Research will focus on interpretation of spatial and temporal linkages between changes in agricultural management and the delivery and value of ecosystem services in the coastal plain and will be designed to solve problems associated with soil and water quality and to develop conservation practices at multiple scales using diverse approaches. The incumbent's research requires the identification of appropriate scale(s) at which specific signals are most effectively separated from noise. For certain parameters, this may be an area of thousands of square kilometers; a watershed of a given size; or a small plot. Closes: 5/6/14. Posted: 4/3/14.

Digital Soil Mapping: The University of Arizona Center for Environmental Physics and Mineralogy and Environmental Pedology lab solicit applications from prospective postdoctoral scientists to conduct collaborative soil science research focused on the application of geospatial, statistical, and field measurement techniques to the digital soil mapping (DSM) of soil physical, chemical, and biological properties and soil-landscape classification. Project work will span spatial scales ranging from small first order catchments to areas over 250,000 ha, and span diverse environments from arid and semiarid ecosystems to wet tropical forests, with a particular focus on the Southwest US. Required qualifications include a Ph.D. in soil science or closely related field. Preferred qualifications include a strong background in soil and landscape modeling techniques, including geospatial and geostatistical analyses, use of remote sensing products such as LandSat and MODIS, digital terrain modeling, and geographic information system applications. We have immediate need for an individual that can assist in project management, including data analysis and modeling, working with graduate students and other postdoctoral scientists, and active participation in grant and manuscript writing. A particular focus of this position in the near term will include working across sites that are part of the Critical Zone Observatory (CZO) network with the aim of developing cross-CZO publications and DSM techniques. Current project funding extends over a 3-5 year period with the potential to transition the position to an Assistant Research Scientist appointment with the CEPM. Interested applicants should submit a cover letter of interest and a curriculum vitae to Prof. Craig Rasmussen (crasmss@cals.arizona.edu) for consideration. Please feel free to contact Craig Rasmussen for further discussion. Posted: 5/23/14.

Soil Scientist and/or Biogeochemist: Faculty Position; Sacred Heart University, Department of Biology. Full-time Lecturer with possibility of becoming tenure-track, fall 2014, to participate in the Environmental Science & Management PSM Program. Go to Lecturer in Environmental Science & Management for full announcement. Applications must include: a letter of application, CV, graduate transcripts, a statement describing teaching philosophy, a statement describing past and future research interests, and three letters of reference. Electronic submission to: matteij@sacredheart.edu, or mail: Dr. Jennifer Mattei, Director, Professional Science Master's Program, Department of Biology, Sacred Heart University, 5151 Park Avenue, Fairfield, CT 06825-1000. Review of applications will begin November 18, 2013 and continue until the position is filled. Posted: 8/5/13.

Forest Carbon Monitoring and Modeling: The University of Minnesota, Department of Forest Resources and the USFS Northern Research Station are seeking to fill up to two postdoctoral scientist positions to conduct research in support of the US National Greenhouse Gas Inventory of forests (i.e., LULUCF chapter). The postdoctoral scientist(s) will work on a multi-disciplinary team to achieve two main objectives: 1) refine models of forest carbon pools (e.g., belowground biomass) and associated dynamics (e.g., effect of disturbances on forest carbon flux), and/or 2) explore alternative post-stratification schemes using LANDSAT change products for informing forest carbon baselines. Preferred start date is Summer 2014. Position is funded by USDA Forest Service and NASA's Carbon Monitoring Systems for up to two years and is located in St. Paul MN. Qualifications: Ph.D. in biometrics, applied ecology, forestry, silviculture, biology or a closely related field. Given the emphasis on modeling exercises using large datasets, candidates should have demonstrated data management and statistical skills. Applicants should be able to work independently, but also cooperatively with other researchers. Experience with USDA Forest Inventory and Analysis Data and other large datasets is preferred. Applications and required documents must be submitted online at https://employment.umn.edu/, requisition 189812. Attach a cover letter, statement of interest and goals, resume/CV, three relevant reprints or pre-prints, and names and contact information for three references. Specific questions about the position should be directed to Dr. Anthony D'Amato (damato@umn.edu), Dr. Chris Woodall (cwoodall@fs.fed.us), and/or Dr. Grant Domke (gmdomke@fs.fed.us). Deadline for receiving applications is April 15, 2014. Posted: 3/5/14.

Carbon Modeling: USDA-ARS We are looking for a post-doc to work with the CQESTR model. The incumbent will use soil C data collected at several GRACEnet (Greenhouse Gas Reduction through Agricultural Carbon Enhancement network) sites to predict impacts of various agricultural management practices on soil C changes and CO2 emissions under potential climate change scenarios using the process-based C model CQESTR. Refer to: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/357715600 for further information on Postdoctoral Research Associate Jobs, complete application instructions, and the full text announcement. Hero Gollany, Research Soil Scientist, Ph.D., USDA-ARS-CPCRC, P.O. Box 370, Pendleton, OR 97801 USA. Phone: 541-278-4410; Fax: 541-278-4372, Email: hero.gollany@ars.usda.gov. Posted: 1/8/14.

Ecosystem Biogeochemistry: We seek applications for a postdoctoral position to begin as soon as the summer of 2014 in the Soil Biogeochemistry Laboratory at the University of Montana. Candidates with a PhD, a demonstrated record of research experience and productivity in ecosystem ecology/biogeochemistry and an interest in carbon and nutrient cycling in terrestrial ecosystems are encouraged to apply. The successful candidate will be expected to develop and conduct independent research that complements ongoing work in tropical rain forest ecosystems, and to help mentor graduate and undergraduate student researchers. Please submit applications electronically (via email) to: Dr. Cory Cleveland (cory.cleveland@umontana.edu). Include: 1) a current curriculum vitae; 2) a statement of research interests, experience and goals and; 3) the contact information for three professional references. The initial appointment will be for 1 year, but may be renewed (contingent on satisfactory performance and available funding). Posted: 6/5/14.

Biogeochemistry of Bioenergy Crops: Postdoctoral Research Associate position available in the biogeochemistry of bioenergy crops. Drs. Mark David and Evan DeLucia are seeking a postdoctoral research associate to investigate the environmental impacts of bioenergy crop production, focusing on nitrogen biogeochemistry. Large-scale bioenergy crop trials (miscanthus, switchgrass, restored prairie, and corn/soybean) were initiated in 2008 as part of the Energy Biosciences Institute to evaluate all environmental impacts of production. Research will include components of the nitrogen cycle with a focus on soil organic matter and changes in soil organic N pools and transformations. The successful candidate will collaborate with others on the research team (Environmental Impact and Sustainability of Feedstock Production) evaluating carbon and water fluxes. Qualifications include: a Ph.D. in biogeochemistry, ecology, soil science, or related field; demonstrated research abilities in biogeochemistry desired, including soil and water measurement techniques, stable isotopes, and soil organic matter characterization techniques; strong aptitude for conducting independent research and publishing results. Start date: about May 16, 2014. To apply, e-mail a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and the contact information (names, addresses, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses) of three academic references to Melinda Laborg, Institute of Genomic Biology, University of Illinois; laborg@illinos.edu, (217) 333-0860. Posted: 3/21/14.

Biogeochemistry of black carbon in forest soils: The Department of Forestry at Michigan State University: is seeking a highly motivated post-doctoral researcher to investigate the biogeochemical role of soil black carbon in fire-prone temperate forests. The researcher will work under the supervision of Dr. Jessica Miesel to investigate relationships among forest fuels, fire and black C; to understand the role of black C in soil nutrient and microbial community dynamics; and to quantify black C fluxes following fire disturbance. The post-doctoral researcher will also be expected to actively participate in proposal writing and publishing, and to contribute to mentoring graduate and undergraduate student researchers. Additional professional development activities will be supported according to the post-doc’s interest and available opportunities. Qualifications: The successful applicant will have: 1) a PhD in ecology, soil science, forestry, or related field; 2) research experience and publication record in forest soil or black carbon biogeochemistry; 3) strong communication and collaboration skills; 4) strong organizational skills, and 5) experience planning and conducting field work in remote locations. The position will be based at Michigan State University in East Lansing, MI, with occasional travel for field work. The position is a one-year appointment with potential for extension depending on funding and satisfactory performance. To Apply: Applicants should email as a single PDF: 1) a letter of interest detailing qualifications for the position, 2) curriculum vitae, 3) a list of 3 professional references with contact information (institution, email address, phone number), and 4) three samples of professional writing, to Jessica Miesel at mieselje@msu.edu. Application deadline: Applications will be considered on a rolling basis so you are encouraged to apply as early as possible. Desired start date is early January 2014. For more information: Contact Dr. Jessica Miesel at mieselje@msu.edu or (517) 355-8239. In-person meetings can be arranged for applicants attending the ESA meeting in Minneapolis, MN August 4-9, 2013. Posted: 8/2/13.

Biogeochemical modeling/Methane emissions from wetlands and fire: A post-doctoral position in modeling global methane emissions from wetlands and wildfires is available immediately (December 2013) at the Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research WSL, part of the ETH Domain. You will use biogeochemistry models to simulate natural and semi-natural methane emissions, mainly originating from tropical wetlands and eco-systems with fire dynamics. You will contribute to improving the existing process-basis to understand and model the tropical methane production over a time frame of several decades. Furthermore, you will work with a specifically designed biogeochemistry model derived from the LPJ model core, which recently has been tested in the inter-comparison project. In addition, you will compare your model results with global inversion approaches. You will work in a small international team and spend a significant part of your employment in the US at the lab of Ben Poulter based at Montana State University. A PhD in environmental science, biology or environmental physics is required. You are interested in questions regarding global change and have experience in ecology, biogeochemistry, modeling (GIS, remote sensing, and statistics are beneficial). You are flexible, highly motivated to work in an international team and your English skills are excellent. Please send your complete application using reference number 803 to Mrs. Sabine Hirt, Human Resources WSL. Niklaus E. Zimmermann, phone +41 (0)44 739 23 37, will be happy to answer questions or offer further information. We look forward to receiving your application by the end of December 2013, and the review of applications begins immediately. The quickest way is to apply online. Posted: 12/20/13.

Biogeochemical Modeling/Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Agricultural Soils: The Sustainable Agroecosystems Group at ETH Zurich is are seeking a highly motivated and reliable postdoc fellow who will work on biogeochemical modeling to predict greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from agricultural soils including crops and grasslands. The project is part of the COMET-Global project recently funded by FACCE-JPI, with the focus on estimating GHG emissions and removals in the agricultural sector across multiple space and time scales. The project will specifically focus on comparing alternative and conventional farming practices for their potential to mitigate GHG emissions at the scale of farm management and policy level. The project will also evaluate biogeochemical models as a GHG emission accounting method. Requirements: Applicants should have completed a Ph.D. in Ecology, Soil Science, or a closely related field. The successful candidate must have excellent oral and written communication skills in English, and be able to work both independently and in collaboration with other researchers. It is required to have experience working in laboratory/field work, computer programing to facilitate data management and analysis in GIS context, as well as biogeochemical modeling (e.g., DAYCENT). Model development and implementation is highly preferable. Tasks will include, but not limited to: · Compilation of data sets from long-term experiments · Compilation and intersection of spatial data sets · Literature search and compilation of crop and soil emission parameters · Compilation and categorization of agricultural management practices · Model parameterization and validation · Uncertainty analyses · Comparisons and evaluation of methodologies for GHG emission accounting · Writing manuscripts · Developing research projects. The appointment will be for a year with potential renewal for up to two more years based on performance and availability of funds. The postdoc work will be supervised by Dr. Juhwan Lee and Prof. Johan Six at ETH Zurich. Interested applicants should send a cover letter, CV, and the names/contact information for three references by email. The anticipated starting date will be April 1st 2014 but start date can be negotiated. Note that registration for online application is required: full job ad. For more information and application, please contact Dr. Juhwan Lee (Juhwan.lee@usys.ethz.ch) or Prof. Johan Six (jsix@ethz.ch). Posted: 12/12/13.

Nitrogen Biogeochemistry/Stable Isotopes: The University of Utah is soliciting applications for a postdoctoral researcher to apply light stable isotopes to the study of nitrogen cycling along urban/rural gradients. The ideal candidate will have a strong background in terrestrial biogeochemistry, chemical hydrology, or a related field and strong interest and experience with analytical chemistry. Previous experience with dual isotope analysis of nitrate, 17O-excess measurements, or position-specific N isotope analysis of nitrous oxide is preferred. The successful candidate will work in the University of Utah SIRFER core facility and will participate in method development and research using a newly installed ThermoFisher 253 isotope ratio mass spectrometer dedicated primarily to the project. The postdoc will be supported by SIRFER facility staff and have collaborative and mentoring opportunities with UU faculty in the departments of Geology & Geophysics and Biology. Additional research, training, and career development opportunities will be available through the iUTAH EPSCoR program, the UU Global Change and Sustainability Center and the summer short courses and research programs of the NSF-supported Inter-university Training for Continental-scale Ecology program. To apply for this position please send a statement of interest, names and contact information for three individuals who can provide letters of support, and a CV to Gabe Bowen (gabe.bowen@utah.edu). Applications will be reviewed beginning April 1, 2014 and continue until the position is filled. The start date for the position can be as early as May 15, 2014, and is negotiable. The position offers a competitive salary and medical benefits package, which are fully funded for up to three years. Posted: 3/20/14.

Soil Ecology/Biogeochemistry: The University of Sydney is currently seeking a Postdoctoral Research Associate. For more information and to apply, visit http://sydney.edu.au/recruitment/ and search by the reference number 1297/0613. The Faculty of Agriculture and Environment seeks a person experienced in analysis of Soil Carbon (Soil C) Dynamics using stable isotope techniques. We are particularly interested in developing understanding of processes that contribute to emissions of CO2, methane and other trace gases, and to the oxidation of atmospheric methane. Supported by several funding sources, this position offers excellent opportunity for career advancement through application of an outstanding suite of analytical tools and techniques, including world-class stable isotope facilities (both field and laboratory based instrumentation). We expect suitable candidates to also have either or both a good knowledge of molecular techniques for analysing soil microbial populations and/or a good knowledge of modelling techniques for Soil C and Soil Nitrogen (Soil N) dynamics. You will have the opportunity to develop a range of experimental studies focused on agreed objectives. Current research projects and infrastructure features the latest in instrumental technology for trace gas analysis, including analysis of stable isotopes, such as laser-based and fourier transform infrared (FTIR) spectrometers. Based at our new state-of-the-art Centre for Carbon, Water and Food, Camden, you will also help staff and students and assist with research based at our other locations including Narrabri (Plant Breeding Institute), Cooma, and the Snowy Mountains. To be successful in this position, you will have * a degree in science or agriculture or equivalent and a PhD or equivalent in an area related to soil microbiology and/or agricultural greenhouse gas exchange * a strong background in soil microbiology or greenhouse gas dynamics in soils * demonstrated research capability in soil microbiology and/or soil processes leading to greenhouse gas production or mitigation * demonstrated skills in molecular analysis of soil microbial populations; measurement of Soil C fractions and dynamics; and modelling of Soil C and Soil N dynamics * an aptitude for teaching in soil science, climatology and biosphere-atmosphere interactions * the ability and willingness to work with postgraduate students * demonstrated capacity to work effectively and harmoniously in a team for teaching and research * evidence of capability to develop research proposals and projects. A significant record of publication in soil microbiology and/or greenhouse gas dynamics, evidence of willingness to undertake professional and community activities relevant to the discipline area, and experience with eddy flux analysis would be highly regarded. The position is full time fixed-term for three years subject to the completion of a satisfactory probation for new employees. Visa sponsorship and some relocation expenses support will be available if required. Remuneration package: $92K p.a. ($78K base salary, leave loading and 17% superannuation). Closing Date: 27 August 2013 (Sydney time 11:30pm). Posted: 7/23/13.

Fine Sediment Transport in Tropical Mountain Watersheds: The Department of Earth & Environmental Science at the University of Pennsylvania is currently accepting applications for a synthesis postdoctoral investigator. The synthesis postdoc would act as the nucleus of a research team at Penn examining various aspects of fine sediment (and associated carbon and nutrient) transport in the Luquillo Critical Zone Observatory. Potential projects would examine the provenance, age, mineralogy, organic matter content and composition of fine sediment transported and exported from tropical mountain watersheds in Puerto Rico. The postdoc will work alongside Drs. Doug Jerolmack, Alain Plante and Jane Willenbring as well as many other researchers from the broader LCZO community. Support (competitive salary and benefits) is available for one year, with the possibility of renewal for a second year. Applications will be reviewed until the position is filled, and the expected start date is June 1st, 2014. Interested candidates should send a covering email, CV and names of two references to aplante@sas.upenn.edu. Posted: 1/17/14.

Biogeochemistry of Tropical Forests: University of California, Berkeley. We are seeking a postdoctoral researcher to participate in a DOE-sponsored project on the controls of greenhouse gas emissions from humid tropical forest soils. The research will entail exploration of redox dynamics, carbon and nitrogen cycling, and greenhouse gas production and consumption. Experience with field and lab-based biogeochemistry, trace gas measurements, and automated field instrumentation is highly desirable. A Ph.D. in ecosystem ecology, biogeochemistry, soil science, or related fields is required. We are looking for scholars with strong skills in written and oral communication, and a willingness to collaborate. The goals of the research are to inform Earth system models and thus the candidate will collaborate closely with the modeling team led by Dr. Peter Thornton. The research will take place in the Luquillo Experimental Forest, Puerto Rico, the site of the on-going NSF-sponsored Long Term Ecological Research Program and Critical Zone Observatory. The position is for one year with the potential to renew. Interested candidates should submit a CV, letter of interest, and the names and contact information of three references to Dr. Whendee Silver at wsilver@berkeley.edu. Posted: 9/9/13.

Assistant Director for Biometeorology: The National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON) is a $430 million dollar observatory project dedicated to understanding how changes in climate, land use and invasive species impact ecology. Reporting to the Project Scientist, the Assistant Director for Biometeorology manages the design of the scientific rationale and procedures for the Fundamental Instrument Unit (FIU) of the NEON Project. This position is responsible for overseeing the scientific rationale, sampling designs, budgets, schedules, and personnel for all FIU activities. For details, see the full job ad: Assistant Director Fundamental Instrument Unit. Posted: 8/23/13, revised: 10/2/13.

Carbon and Energy Fluxes: The USDA Agricultural Research Service Northwest Watershed Research Center is seeking to fill a 3-year post-doctoral research position to quantify net carbon flux and surface energy balance using eddy covariance systems as part of the Reynolds Creek Critical Zone Observatory (RC CZO), one of four new CZO's funded by NSF. The incumbent will work with a team of scientists from USDA-ARS, Idaho State University, and Boise State University to determine the relationships between surface fluxes, soil carbon storage, and the transition from soil inorganic carbon (SIC) to soil organic carbon (SOC) along a precipitation/elevation gradient. The incumbent will be responsible for collecting, processing, and analyzing energy and carbon flux data from five eddy covariance systems to characterize surface energy fluxes, carbon fluxes and net ecosystem exchange (NEE) across the SOC to SIC transition. The incumbent will analyze historic data to assess pre- and post-fire surface fluxes and will collaborate with team members to quantify soil carbon fluxes and to develop and test models relating soil carbon processes with the soil environment. This will be a 3-year post-doctoral position located at the USDA ARS in Boise, Idaho. Citizenship requirements apply. Interested individuals should contact Dr. Gerald Flerchinger (208-422-0716, gerald.flerchinger@ars.usda.gov). Posted: 5/23/14.

Eddy Flux and Trace Gas Fluxes in Crops, Grasslands and Woodlands: The University of Sydney is currently seeking a Postdoctoral Research Associate. For more information and to apply, visit http://sydney.edu.au/recruitment/ and search by the reference number 1295/0613. The Faculty of Agriculture and Environment (FAE) seeks a person familiar with the analysis of trace gas fluxes at the plot and ecosystem levels. FAE has a set of five eddy flux systems, including three portable, trailer-mounted systems whilst our research spans a range of ecosystems. You will have the opportunity to rapidly add value to an existing team and data streams from a range of studies. You will also be able to contribute to future experimental designs and to developing novel approaches to quantifying fluxes at different scales. Current research projects and infrastructure features the latest in instrumental technology for trace gas analysis, including analysis of stable isotopes, such as laser-based and fourier transform infrared (FTIR) spectrometers. These projects are funded by a variety of competitive sources. Strong candidates will have a PhD in a relevant field and skills and experience in at least one or more of the above spectroscopy techniques coupled to eddy flux or chamber-based approaches. Based at our new state-of-the-art Centre for Carbon, Water and Food, Camden, you will also help staff and students and assist with research based at our other locations including Narrabri (Plant Breeding Institute), Cooma, and the Snowy Mountains. To be successful in this position, you will have: * a degree in science or agriculture or equivalent and a PhD or equivalent in an area related to micrometeorology and/or agricultural greenhouse gas exchange * a strong background in micrometeorology or agricultural greenhouse gas exchange * demonstrated research capability, via publication, in micrometeorology and/or agricultural greenhouse gas exchange * demonstrated experience in data analysis for eddy flux or chamber-based approaches * an aptitude for teaching in micrometeorology, greenhouse gas dynamics * the ability and willingness to work with postgraduate students * demonstrated capacity to work effectively and harmoniously in a team for teaching and research * evidence of capacity for independent research. A significant record of publication in micrometeorology and/or agricultural greenhouse gas exchange, experience in analysis of stable isotopes, such as using laser-based and FTIR spectrometers and evidence of capability in modelling flux data would be highly regarded. The position is full time fixed-term for three years subject to the completion of a satisfactory probation for new employees. Visa sponsorship and some relocation expenses support will be available if required. Remuneration package: $92K p.a. ($78K base salary, leave loading and 17% superannuation). Closing Date: 27 August 2013 (Sydney time 11:30pm). Posted: 7/23/13.

Remote Sensing and GIS Specialist: The Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology is seeking candidates for a Remote Sensing (RS) and Geographic Information System (GIS) Specialist. The RS & GIS Specialist will help build GIS capacity at the university, support analysis of various spatial datasets to assess forest change and help in the collection and management of biodiversity and environmental data. Responsibilities - Participate in ongoing research projects by: 1. Acquiring, processing and analyzing satellite imagery and other spatial data (cleaning data, preparing metadata, managing geodatabases) 2. Conducting digital mapping, land use/land cover mapping based on remote sensing data using digital technologies - Prepare professional geographic maps for online applications and print publications, using advanced cartographic skills. - Researching and developing attribute databases; maintaining databases. - Maintaining GIS hardware and software; installing software and upgrades; troubleshooting software issues and providing technical support. - Responding to requests for information and data. Qualifications: - An MS degree or PhD in geography, environmental science, forestry or related discipline is preferred. - Experience with GIS applications, tools, and resources including geodatabase configuration and management and common APIs and tools, in particular ESRI ArcGIS (desktop and server) and Python programming language. - Proficiency in GIS/RS software including some or all of the following: ArcGIS Desktop 10.x, ArcGIS Server, ERDAS Imagine, Idrisi, ENVI - Experience in spatial analysis and modeling. - Strong analytical skills, including raster analysis, generating statistics and indicators from spatial data, automating common tasks are a plus. - Proficiency in graphics software (e.g., Adobe Photoshop and/or Illustrator) with an ability to produce high quality maps for publication is a plus. The appointment is initially for one year with possibility of renewal. Applications, including a cover letter (in English), copy of a CV, and the names and addresses of three referees, should be sent by email to payal.shah@oist.jp. Informal inquiries are welcome via email. The Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology is a new interdisciplinary research institute and graduate university located in the beautiful seaside village of Onna-son, adjacent to coral reefs and subtropical forest. The institute is international by design; the working language is English and researchers are split between Japanese and foreign nationalities. Knowledge of Japanese is not required, and our relocation staff will assist you with moving to Okinawa and setting up your life. Posted: 5/9/14.

Plant Ecology/Remote Sensing: The USGS Southwest Biological Science Center in Flagstaff, AZ is hiring a post-doctoral research associate with expertise in plant ecology and remote sensing. The post-doc will conduct research that seeks to understand the vulnerability of vegetation to climate change in national parks across the southwestern U.S. using remote sensing approaches. The post-doc will work with a team of scientist from the U.S. Geological Survey and natural resource managers from the National Park Service (NPS) to integrate and scale-up a large network of field-based vegetation measurements with Landsat and MODIS satellite imagery. The incumbent will assess where vegetation is most vulnerable to climate change across the landscape and determine what physical and biotic factors most strongly influence vegetation responses. The incumbent will take the lead on writing peer-reviewed publications and information briefs for NPS. Qualifications: 1) U.S. Citizen with Ph.D. in ecology, biology, earth sciences, or environmental studies; 2) Advanced skills in remote sensing and GIS - including processing satellite imagery, building geodatabases, running GIS models and spatial statistics, and experience programming in computer languages; 3) Experience managing and analyzing large ecological datasets and accessing climate, vegetation, and physical databases; 4) Ability to conduct statistical analyses and interpret results (knowing R - statistical language - and experience programming is a plus); 5) Familiarity with grasslands and shrublands of the western U.S., and drivers of vegetation change, including drought, climate change, and land-use intensification. The position is full-time for 12 months. Salary: $62k/year (GS-11), eligible for benefits. To apply, go to: job announcement PAC-2014-0519 under https://www.usajobs.gov. The job announcement will close June 16, 2014. Questions about the position should be directed to Dr. Seth Munson (smunson@usgs.gov). Posted: 6/6/14.

Forest Ecology/Remote Sensing: A postdoctoral position is available to conduct research on the vulnerability and responses of forest ecosystems to drought in the Brazilian Amazon at the Geospatial Sciences Center of Excellence (GSCE), South Dakota State University. This research project, funded by NASA, examines the combined effects of drought and forest fragmentation on forest ecosystems in the southern Amazon severally affected by drought events in 2005 and 2010. We will combine remote sensing and field study to analyze vulnerability and responses of forest to recent drought events and leverage land cover change-climate modeling to predict potential response of Amazonian forest ecosystems in the future conditions. The selected post-doctoral scientist will be responsible for field sampling in the southern Amazon, satellite data processing, spatial modeling and dissemination of the research results through manuscript publications. Applicants should have a Ph.D. in forest ecology, landscape ecology, geography or related fields with skills and experience in field forest measurement, remote sensing and spatial analysis. Candidates who can speak Portuguese and have research experience working in Brazil are preferred. This position is initially for one year but may be renewable for two years based on qualifications and performance. The desired start date is June 1st, 2014, but the position should be filled no later than July 1st. Applications, including a cover letter (in English or Portuguese), copy of a CV, representative publications and the names and addresses of three referees, should be sent by email to Dr. Izaya Numata (izaya.numata@sdstate.edu). Application review will begin April 21, 2014. Posted: 3/12/14.

Remote Sensing: We are seeking a highly motivated Ph.D. student or postdoc fellow who will work on calibrating a physics-based model to map the drought code of the Canadian Fire Weather Index from SAR images. The work will use data acquired over Canadian/South African natural grasslands, Alaska boreal forests and Canadian tundra. The Ph.D. work will be supervised by Prof. Brigitte Leblon, (University of New Brunswick, Canada), Prof. Joseph Buckley (Royal Military College, Canada), Dr. Thomas Jagdhuber (DLR, Germany), Dr. Laura Bourgeau-Chavez (Michigan Tech Research Institute, USA) and Dr. R. Mathieu (CSIR, South Africa). Thereby, the hired person will be invited to travel among the various laboratories during his Ph.D. thesis. The study is a part of research project recently funded by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC). Preference will be given to Canadian, US or European students because the candidate will be invited to do some work at DLR (Germany) and MTRI (USA), but international students are encouraged to apply. Applicants should have successfully completed an MSc (a Ph.D. for the postdoc) and have a strong background in remote sensing, strong interest in computer coding, with interest in fire sciences. It is critical the applicant has some ability to program computer code to facilitate data analysis, model development and implementation, as well as good writing and oral skills. The position is fully funded. Interested applicants should send a cover letter, CV, a copy of academic transcripts (including TOEFL score if international student) and the names/contact information for three references by email. Uncompleted applications will not be considered. The anticipated starting date will be starting January 1st 2014 or as soon as possible. For more information and application, please contact Prof. Brigitte Leblon (bleblon@unb.ca). Posted: 12/3/13.

Forest Inventory Remote Sensing Specialist: Washington State Department of Natural Resources Information Technology Specialist 4, Recruitment # 2013-10-5613-10256. Salary: $4542-5958 per month plus comprehensive benefits. First Reviewed October 21, 2013. Join an exciting team that is using state-of-the-art tools and technologies to supply forest inventory information to a dynamic agency. Lead complex projects that use remote-sensing data to serve the needs of a range of users including field foresters and forest planners. Analyze data and develop mathematical models to estimate forest parameters such as volume, canopy cover, and basal area from LiDAR and other remote-sensing data. Develop, implement, and maintain computer code to efficiently process data and produce end products based on remote-sensing data. Direct field staff and engage with researchers, practitioners, and users of remote-sensing data including LiDAR. Required Qualifications: Ph.D. in Forest Biometrics or similar field with an emphasis on remote sensing OR Master's degree in Forest Biometrics or similar field with an emphasis on remote sensing and 4 years of work experience in a relevant field. Knowledge and experience with at least one computer programming languages, such as; c, c++, java, FORTRAN, Basic, Python, R. Knowledge of forest biology, silviculture, and forest management. Desirable Qualifications: PhD in Forest Biometrics or similar field with an emphasis on remote sensing. Familiarity with and ability to use ACCESS, ArcGIS, EXCEL, ORACLE, and XML. A record of peer-reviewed publications. For more information and to apply, see the link above or go to: http://www.dnr.wa.gov/aboutdnr/employment and search. Questions? Please contact Peter Gould at (360) 902-1369 or e-mail us at DNRrecruiting@dnr.wa.gov. Posted: 10/3/13.

Land Remote Sensing: We are seeking a post-doctoral fellow in the field of quantitative land remote sensing. The candidate's primary responsibility will be to conduct research in NOAA-funded projects on the monitoring land surface phenology from JPSS VIIRS or the estimating emissions from biomass burning from geostationary satellites. The fellow will develop algorithms and implement them in software to generate operational products. The funding is currently available for three years. The position will be located in the Geospatial Sciences Center of Excellence (GSCE). The GSCE is a joint venture linking South Dakota State University (SDSU) with the United States Geological Survey's Center for Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS). It is a dynamic internationally recognized research center located in a small university town in South Dakota which was recently ranked the state with the 5th highest quality of life in the US. The GSCE is a friendly research environment that has excellent research infrastructure and computing support. Qualifications: An earned Ph.D. in remote sensing, geography, natural resources, or a related field. Preferred candidates will have experience in the following areas: (1) quantitative satellite data analysis of land surface properties; (2) computer programming using C/C++ or IDL in Linux/Unix; and (3) data analysis using image processing, and statistical software. To apply: Please send (i) a curriculum vitae, (ii) a brief statement of research experience, interests, and goals, and (iii) the contact information for three references to Dr. Xiaoyang Zhang, Geospatial Sciences Center of Excellence, South Dakota State University, 1021 Medary Ave, Wecota Hall Box 506B, Brookings, SD 57007-3510, USA (or via email to: xiaoyang.zhang@sdstate.edu). Review of applications will begin on September 25 and continue until the position has been filled. Posted: 9/10/13.

Geospatial Analytics Teaching/Associate Director of Professional Education: North Carolina State University invites applications for a faculty position of Teaching Assistant Professor of Geospatial Analytics (non-tenure track) and Associate Director of Professional Education in the Center for Earth Observation (CEO). The successful candidate of this new position will play a leadership role in coordinating and teaching the rapidly growing professional master’s of Geospatial Information Science and Technology (MGIST). CEO is an interdisciplinary research and teaching center focused on geospatial analytics for measuring, modeling, and visualizing sustainable solutions to environmental and societal challenges (new website coming soon). Through CEO, this position will have the opportunity to interact with the new Geospatial Analytics initiative of the Chancellor’s Faculty Excellence Program and work with the growing group of geospatial scientists and interdisciplinary mix of 20+ PhD and MS students across the natural, social, and computer sciences. The MGIST academic program currently includes: 1) the well-enrolled (100+) MGIST, 2) a large graduate certificate program in GIS, 3) a graduate minor in GIS, and 4) a graduate minor in Remote Sensing. Duties: 1) Develop and maintain a vision for growth and teaching excellence in GIST including leadership of pedagogical grant proposals and scholarship; 2) Coordinate course scheduling, student advising, website updates; and special outreach and education events 3) Teach graduate courses in GIST and remote sensing and contribute to mentoring graduate students The anticipated time distribution among these duties is 45% teaching and mentoring, 45% administration, and 10% service. Required: • PhD in geospatial sciences, geography, geomatics, environmental sciences, or a related field. • Commitment to teaching excellence with an established publication record. For details and to apply, see: https://jobs.ncsu.edu/postings/31341. All applications must be submitted electronically. Applications submitted by February 9, 2014 will receive full consideration. Inquiries can be addressed to: Dr. Ross Meentemeyer, Director, Center for Earth Observation; Professor, Chancellor’s Faculty Excellence Program in Geospatial Analytics, Box 8008, NCSU Campus, Raleigh, NC 27695, Phone: 919-513-2372, Email: ross_meentemeyer@ncsu.edu. Posted: 12/13/13.

Tropical Ecology/Remote Sensing and Carbon Ecology: Two postdoctoral positions at Carnegie Institution's Dept. of Global Ecology: Tropical Ecology and Remote Sensing (deadline: March 1, 2014) and Carbon Ecology in Hawaii (deadline: February 15, 2014). Posted: 1/8/14.

Remote Sensing, Geospatial Animal-Habitat Interactions, Tropical Forest Habitat Modeling: Five positions with the Carnegie Airborne Observatory team of the Carnegie Institution's Department of Global Ecology: (1) Postdoctoral Researcher in Hyperspectral Remote Sensing of Tropical Forests - deadline September 15, 2013; (2) Postdoctoral Researcher in Tropical Forest Habitat Modeling - deadline September 1, 2013; (3) Postdoctoral Researcher in Geospatial Animal-Habitat Interactions - deadline October 1, 2013; (4) Staff Technical Scientist in LiDAR Remote Sensing - deadline August 30, 2013; (5) Staff Technical Scientist in Optical Remote Sensing and GIS - deadline August 30, 2013. For details and to apply, see https://jobs.carnegiescience.edu/jobs/dge/. Posted: 7/30/13.

Soundscape Ecology and Landscape Modeling: The Human-Environment Modeling and Analysis (HEMA) Lab at Purdue University is seeking to fill several new exciting postdoc and graduate positions in landscape modeling and soundscape ecology. All candidates are expected to be highly motivated to study in a very interdisciplinary setting composed of students, staff and faculty that are working across vast disciplinary divides: the ecological, social and engineering sciences and even the arts (e.g. music). Projects in the HEMA lab are very multidisciplinary, fast-paced and require the desire to work in small to medium sized multi-university teams where making scientific discoveries with high societal impact are greatly valued. Positions: Postdoc in Soundscape Ecology. Recent funding to the HEMA lab in the exciting new field of soundscape ecology requires a team leader trained in bioacoustics and community ecology with abilities to work with large datasets such as those collected from acoustic, airborne (e.g., lidar) and satellite (Landsat) sensors. Broad knowledge of ecology (population, community and ecosystem dynamics) along with the ability to analyze large acoustic datasets using tools such as R, ArcGIS, and Izotope are highly desirable. Strong technical skills are necessary, including the ability to program in the Windows and possibly for mobile devices. Desire to also be in the field collecting data in exciting places (deserts, tropical forests, temperate wetland systems) a plus. Knowledge of how to mix multi-channel audio field recordings (using M/S microphone arrays) also a plus. Excellent communication skills (verbal and written) are necessary along with the desire to work with industry partners. Position is for up to three years. Postdoc in Landscape Modeling. Current funding from USDA, USGS and NSF exists to support a postdoc in the area of large-scale landscape change modeling. Expertise in land change modeling, GIS, cropping systems, spatial modeling, and invasive biology are necessary. Much of this modeling will require the knowledge of python and ArcGIS model builder. Ideal candidate would possess skills in spatial statistics as well. Excellent communication skills (verbal and written) are necessary. Position is for one year renewable dependent upon successful extension of funding. Both positions are currently open and we seek to fill these ASAP. Review of applications start August 15, 2013 and will close when the ideal candidates are selected. Submit a letter of interest summarizing qualifications for the position, a vita, names of up to four references, and up to two peer reviewed papers that you believe represent the level of your scholarship to Dr. Bryan C. Pijanowski (bpijanow@purdue.edu) with the subject header "postdoc soundscape ecology" or "postdoc landscape modeling" depending on position. Posted: 8/9/13.

Human Dimensions Watershed Sustainability Scientist: National Great Rivers Research and Education Center, a partnership of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Lewis and Clark Community College. 100% Research position. Qualifications: To be considered, candidates will have a Ph.D. in environmental policy, science and technology studies, geography, sociology, anthropology, or related discipline. Preferred candidates will be mid-career with a publication record equivalent to that of an associate professor. Mid-career candidates will be expected to have a strong record of peer-reviewed publications and evidence of sustained success in attracting external funding for interdisciplinary research. To be considered, early-career candidates will be expected to have published in peer-reviewed publications and evidence of success or potential success in attracting external funding for interdisciplinary research. Candidates should have strong quantitative skills, a vigorous record of publication, and evidence of a fundable research program that is relevant to the NGRREC mission. To apply: https://jobs.lc.edu/postings/640. Closes: 3/31/14. Posted: 2/17/14.

Sustainable Natural Resource Management: The Human Dimensions of Natural Resource Management Laboratory at the School of Environmental and Forest Sciences, College of the Environment, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, is seeking candidates for the position of postdoctoral researcher in the area of Promoting Sustainable Natural Resource Management. The initial appointment is for one year; annual renewals for an additional year will be based on performance and availability of funds. One of our research interests at the Human Dimensions Lab is in the social feasibility and impact assessment of a sustainable biofuels system within the Pacific Northwest region. Our major goals are to determine and influence the social feasibility of feedstock production, and to inform outreach and education efforts to enhance feasibility. The research results would be used to design behavioral change strategies to facilitate feedstock production. We would be using social marketing theories, tools and techniques to develop those strategies. The successful candidate will work directly with Dr. Stanley Asah and closely with Dr. Nabin Baral to develop and administer sub-projects in this area of interest, particularly a social marketing plan. The minimum qualification is a PhD, from an accredited institution, in Natural Resource Management or closely related fields. The successful candidate will, ideally, have expertise in designing and conducting interviews, mixed mode quantitative observations, qualitative and quantitative data analyses, accessing and analyzing secondary social science data, oral presentations and publishing in refereed academic journals. Candidates who have taken courses in marketing, social networks and persuasive communication, and some experience in experimental research would be given serious consideration. The candidate selected for the position must be able to meet eligibility requirements for work in the US at the time of appointment and continue working legally for the proposed term of the appointment. Overall, we are looking for someone who is self-motivated, positive, energetic, an excellent communicator (both written and oral), a good leader, and has shown strong commitment to scientific research in his/her career to date. A successful candidate will be able to juggle multiple projects, be organized and willing to work on site in the lab. You must be ready to hit the ground running and integrate seamlessly into existing project teams to ensure that deadlines can be met. Responsibilities: The successful applicant is expected to conduct high-quality scientific research in social marketing, social networks and empirical modeling. Primarily, the candidate will participate in and coordinate research and reporting on the social feasibility and impact assessment of a sustainable biofuels system in the Pacific Northwest. A secondary responsibility will include coordination among student-researchers and other related interdisciplinary initiatives. The successful applicant will produce refereed journal publications in high quality outlets, and present research findings in professional settings. There will be opportunities to mentor undergraduate and graduate student-researchers, assist in teaching courses in the general area of Human Dimensions of Natural Resources, and participate in grant writing to support lab projects. To apply: provide a formal letter of application, curriculum vitae, copies of transcripts, and the names and contact details of four referees who may be contacted for letters of recommendation. Please send the application materials in a single PDF file electronically to the following address: nbaral@uw.edu Only complete applications will be considered. Applications received by November 30, 2013 will be reviewed certainly. For more information please contact: Dr. Stanley Asah (206-685-4960, stasah@uw.edu). Posted: 11/14/13.

Natural Resources Science or Management: Purdue University's Department of Forestry and Natural Resources seeks candidates for 1-2 postdoctoral positions in natural resources science or management. The department has a broad environmental scope with nationally ranked doctoral programs, emphasizing interdisciplinary approaches across a spectrum of research areas including ecology, genetics, forest biology, wildlife, fisheries and aquatic sciences, and human dimensions of natural resource management. Departmental faculty members actively participate in interdisciplinary initiatives including the Center for the Environment, Purdue Water Community, Purdue Interdisciplinary Center for Ecological Sustainability, Hardwood Tree Improvement and Regeneration Center, and Purdue Climate Change Research Center. Requirements for the position(s) include a Ph.D. in natural resources or related discipline, evidence of initiative, independence, and productivity, and a commitment to conservation of natural resources. The program is open to U.S. and non-U.S. citizens. Positions will be 2-year appointments at a salary of $45k, plus benefits and a discretionary fund of $5k/year in addition to any research funds that are provided by mentors. Application Process: Before applying, interested individuals should contact prospective postdoctoral mentors in the department to discuss project ideas. Mentoring may be sought from individual faculty or by faculty teams, whichever is more appropriate to successfully conduct the proposed work. To apply to the Natural Resources Scholars program candidates must submit a) names of one or more faculty who have agreed to serve as mentors for the proposed project, b) a curriculum vitae, c) a proposal describing the work to be undertaken, d) two letters of reference, and e) a 1-page statement of support from the proposed mentor(s). Materials should be submitted as pdf files via email to mmann@purdue.edu with the subject line "Application: Postdoc Scholars in Natural Resources". Letter writers should submit their recommendations directly using the email address above. The deadline for receiving completed applications is 15 October 2013. Applicants may propose projects that complement, extend, or synthesize existing efforts and interests of the faculty. The proposal should identify the issue to be addressed, summarize the current level of knowledge as it relates to the issue, describe the objective(s) of the proposed work, provide the study design and methods used to meet the objective(s), explain expected results and deliverables, and highlight their scientific and broader significance. The proposal is limited to a 300-word summary page and three (3) single-spaced pages, not including references, using one-inch margins and a minimum 11 point standard font. Applications will be judged on overall quality including prior performance, support letters, and the scientific and technical merit and feasibility of the proposal. For additional information, please contact Rob Swihart (rswihart@purdue.edu). Posted: 8/29/13.

Social-Ecological Analysis of Nitrogen Loss in Midwest Agriculture: A full time postdoctoral position is available to work on a project examining interacting social and ecological factors underlying nitrogen loss from corn production in the Upper Midwest. The study involves multidisciplinary and collaborative research to understand the drivers of water pollution and greenhouse gas emissions associated with nitrogen fertilizer application. This project is funded through the National Science Foundation Dynamics of Coupled Natural and Human Systems program and aims to work with stakeholders and policy-makers to better understand nitrogen loss and pursue new approaches to increase nitrogen use efficiency. Candidates should have completed a Ph.D., which can be from a relevant natural or social science discipline, and the most competitive candidates will have training and/or experience in interdisciplinary settings, systems thinking, or coupled systems research. The successful applicant will work with the PI to manage and participate in both ecological and social science aspects of the research project. Experience working with farmers is preferred, but not required. An ability to analyze quantitative data is necessary as well as a willingness to help facilitate meetings with stakeholders, scientists, and policy-makers. The position will be available as early as October 1 2013. It will initially be offered for one year, but will be extended to two years upon a positive review of the work performed. Additional years of funding may also be available. The positions is based at Michigan State University’s W.K. Kellogg Biological Station (KBS), which is located near Kalamazoo Michigan, midway between Detroit and Chicago and about 60 miles south of the MSU main campus in East Lansing. KBS is a center for ecological and social-ecological research and education and hosts a diversity of events year round. Apply through https://jobs.msu.edu/, position number 8033. Please attach a cover letter, CV, and contact information for three professional references. Applications must be submitted by August 1st. If you have any questions please contact Dr. Diana Stuart (dstuart@msu.edu). Posted: 7/17/13.

Associate Scientist, Project BudBurst: National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON) Project BudBurst (PBB) staff and researchers from the Richardson Lab at Harvard University are collaborating on a new approach to engage citizen scientists in ecological research that will result in the large-scale categorization and/or annotation of remotely sensed phenological imagery from the PhenoCam network. Part of the proposed effort will include the development of instructional materials and technical resources to enable volunteers to participate easily. The Associate Scientist develops significant portions of a new website and supporting educational materials that will include tutorials and modules. Modules should be designed to engage diverse audiences in the categorization and/or annotation of PhenoCam images, and to support the submission of additional plant phenology images via mobile devices. Specifically, the Associate Scientist will develop appropriate web-based technologies, applications, and interfaces to support the development of modules and tutorials for use in a pilot project designed to engage citizen scientists in the classification of remotely sensed imagery. This Boulder, CO based position will work in conjunction with NEON EDU and Public Engagement staff and will work collaboratively with a post-doc at Harvard University. For details see the full job ad. Posted: 3/6/14.

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.

Nitrogen and Aquatic Ecosystem Services: National Research Council Post-doctoral position with the US EPA. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Sustainable and Healthy Communities Research Program seeks an individual to contribute to an effort to inform sustainable nitrogen management in the US. We seek an Associate to contribute to a research program examining the social, environmental, and economic implications of interventions in the N cycle designed to achieve reductions in N inputs. The Associate would build upon existing efforts mapping current N loads to the landscape and connecting changes in the N cycle to effects on the economy. Potential projects include examining the relationships between N loading and changes in aquatic ecosystem services through analysis of existing databases on freshwater, groundwater and drinking water quality across the conterminous US. This effort will complement ongoing research efforts to model N loading to the landscape, streams and coastal zones across the US. Qualifications: a Ph.D. degree in biogeochemistry, biogeochemical modeling, limnology, marine or estuarine ecology, or related field. Experience with GIS, statistics or ecosystem service quantification are desired. The NRC application process involves writing a short proposal, outlining the anticipated research. The primary duty station is the Freshwater Ecology Branch of the Western Ecology Division (WED) located in Corvallis, Oregon. The Associate is expected to work closely with EPA scientists within EPA’s Sustainable and Healthy Communities Research Program. Closing date is May 1, 2014. More information: NRC program and application process; Research opportunity 22.02.09.B7165. For more information please contact Dr. Jana Compton compton.jana@epa.gov, 541-754-4620, Linking Nitrogen and Ecosystem Services. Posted: 4/2/14.

Watershed Ecosystem Services: The University of New Hampshire seeks a Postdoctoral Research Associate to play a central role in a collaborative effort to understand coupled terrestrial-aquatic ecosystem services in New England. We seek individuals interested in dynamic modeling of ecosystem response to climate and land use change, and how the resulting services change over time. Scenarios are currently under development by the project team. The overall project goal is to understand how ecosystem services are linked in order to anticipate potential unintended consequences and threshold responses, and to analyze and evaluate tradeoffs. We seek individuals with an interest and background in one or more of the following: coupled hydrological and biogeochemical cycles at watershed to regional scales; linking terrestrial and aquatic ecosystem models; mapping of ecosystem service source locations; valuation of watershed ecosystem services using techniques from economics and decision science; and working with large collaborative teams of interdisciplinary researchers. The post doc will interact with ecosystem modelers, field researchers, and social scientists. The position is funded through an NSF EPSCoR grant to the University of New Hampshire, Dartmouth College, Plymouth State University and other New Hampshire colleges. Qualifications: The candidate must have a Ph.D. in environmental economics, environmental policy and governance, ecology, hydrology, geography or closely related field. The preferred candidate will have experience with techniques including GIS, process-based environmental modeling, and ecosystem service valuation. The ability and desire to collaborate on an interdisciplinary team is essential. Initial appointment is for 1 year, and may be renewed for a total of 2 years depending upon satisfactory performance. Position is available immediately, but start date is negotiable. The position will be located at UNH in Durham NH, but will include significant interactions with researchers at Dartmouth College and Plymouth State University. To Apply: Send a letter of application, statement of research interests, curriculum vitae, up to three relevant reprints, and contact information for three references (electronic versions of all materials are required) to Dr. Wilfred Wollheim (wil.wollheim@unh.edu) with "EPSCoR Ecosystem Service Postdoc” in the subject line. For more information concerning the nature of this position please contact Dr. Wil Wollheim at UNH or Dr. Richard Howarth (richard.howarth@dartmouth.edu) at Dartmouth College. Review of applications will commence 8 March, 2014. Posted: 2/27/14.

Ecosystem Services/Decision-Making in Socio-Ecological Systems/Cyberinfrastructure: Three post-doctoral positions at Idaho State University. (1) Ecosystem Services Research in socio-ecological transition analyses and ecosystem services. We seek an individual to conduct research with ecologists, social scientists, hydrologists, planners, and modelers who collaborate on the Idaho EPSCoR MILES project. The goal of MILES is to analyze historical and current patterns of landscape change, identify social drivers of urban landscape change that affect ecosystem services, and identify vulnerabilities in ecosystem services under future scenarios to provide science-based decision support needed to sustainably manage Idaho's resources. Key Responsibilities: The successful candidate will (A) develop conceptual models and hypotheses associated with the growth of mid-size western cities and sustainability of ecosystem services; (B) help to head state-wide spatial analysis and modeling of historic and current dynamics of these social-ecological systems to test such hypotheses; and (C) work with a team of scientists and stakeholders to develop a suite of future scenarios for these social ecological systems and their ecosystem services. Participation in the external engagement and workforce development goals of MILES is also expected. Minimum Qualifications: Doctorate degree within last 5 years, excellent written and verbal communication skills, working knowledge of Geographic Information Systems (GIS), spatial analysis and modeling. Preferred: Expertise in land change modeling, urban ecosystems, hydrologic modeling, and ecosystem services are desired. Modeling may require the knowledge of python, C++, and ArcGIS model builder. Ideal candidate would possess skills in spatial statistics and hedonic modeling. Please submit a cover lett