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postdoctoral, non-tenure-track faculty, instructor, and professional positions, most requiring a PhD (most recent post dates in red)
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Featured Positions

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Title Location Review Posted
Population Modelling University of Kansas  7/20/17 7/20/17
Plant Ecophysiology University of Texas at Austin  6/15/17 6/15/17
Biology Education Research South Dakota State University 6/1/17 5/9/17
Population Ecology of Lake Sturgeon Michigan State University  5/22/17 5/22/17
Plant Chemical and Molecular Ecology: Metabolomic/Transcriptomic Analysis of Plant Defense University of Louisville  4/17/17 4/17/17

All Positions

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Title Location Review Posted
Lecturer in Environmental Science, Policy, and Management University of California, Berkeley 11/30/17 3/20/17
Staff Scientist, Tropical Research (5 positions) Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (Panama) 11/15/17 8/15/17
Socio-Environmental Modeling (2 positions) University of Maryland 10/2/17 8/15/17
Lake Water Quality Forecasting Virginia Tech 10/1/17 8/22/17
Population Genetics of Cycads California Academy of Sciences 9/30/17 8/8/17
Fisheries - Integrated Analysis of Aquatic Ecosystems University of Toronto (Canada) 9/25/17 8/10/17
Lecturers in Ecology (2 positions) University of Georgia 9/18/17 8/8/17
Invasive Plant Modeling University of Minnesota 9/1/17 8/11/17
Forest Carbon Modeling University of Minnesota 9/1/17 8/11/17
Temperature and Microbial Community Stability Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research – UFZ (Germany) 9/1/17 8/7/17
Marine Ecology Smithsonian Institution 9/1/17 8/4/17
Patterns of Foliar Traits/Hyperspectral Remote Sensing University of Wisconsin-Madison 9/1/17 7/25/17
Coastal Ecology University of Central Florida 8/31/17 8/11/17
Quantitative Movement Ecology University of Florida Ft. Lauderdale Research and Education Center 8/31/17 8/7/17
Honey Bee and Bumble Bee Ecology University of Würzburg (Germany) 8/31/17 7/28/17
Arctic Ecosystem Ecology Lund University (Sweden) 8/31/17 7/21/17
Sustainable Fisheries & Coastal Resilience University of Massachusetts Amherst 8/28/17 7/28/17
Dryland Hydrology, Erosion, and Restoration University of Colorado Boulder  8/22/17 8/22/17
Functional Genomics of Dutch Elm Disease Université Laval (Canada) 8/21/17 8/7/17
Forest Ecology/Fire Ecology Temple University 8/21/17 8/7/17
Long-Term Earth System Change Kansas State University 8/21/17 8/4/17
Migratory Birds and Climate Change USGS Patuxent Wildlife Research Center 8/18/17 8/7/17
Palaeo-Vegetation/Ecological Modelling (2 positions) Flinders University (Australia) 8/18/17 7/28/17
Biodiversity and Global Change (3 positions) Yale University 8/18/17 7/28/17
Conservation Biology and Population Genomics Michigan State University 8/16/17 8/8/17
Land Use Change & Biogeochemistry Boston University  8/15/17 8/15/17
Ecological Modeler USDA Forest Service, Center for Forest Disturbance Science 8/15/17 8/7/17
Plant Disease Ecology University of Florida 8/15/17 7/25/17
Risk Modelling Dispersal and Spread of Alien Conifers in New Zealand Lincoln University (New Zealand) 8/15/17 7/24/17
Tropical Forest Science (3 positions) Smithsonian Institution 8/15/17 6/28/17
Quantitative Biodiversity Ecologist Duke University  8/14/17 8/14/17
Marine Ecosystem Services and Stressors (2 positions) King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (Saudia Arabia)  8/10/17 8/10/17
At-Risk Species Distribution Modeling Mississippi State University  8/10/17 8/10/17
Evolutionary Ecology University of Pittsburgh  8/8/17 8/8/17
Ecology & Omics of Fungal Endophytes University of Texas at Austin  8/8/17 8/8/17
Plant-Pollinator-Pathogen Interactions University of Massachusetts  8/8/17 8/8/17
Functional Genomics of Disease and Pesticide Susceptibility in Bumble Bees University of Illinois  8/8/17 8/8/17
Plant Species Distribution Modeling University of Massachusetts Amherst  8/8/17 8/8/17
Climate Change in Mediterranean Woodlands Hebrew University (Israel)  8/7/17 8/7/17
Microbial Community Ecology Stanford University 8/5/17 7/24/17
Plant Genetics (3 positions) University of California, Davis 8/1/17 7/21/17
Landscape Ecology Boise State University 8/1/17 6/21/17
Modeling Microbial Processes Under Environmental Change University of California Irvine 8/1/17 5/31/17
Sustainable Governance of Transboundary Environmental Commons National University of Singapore 8/1/17 5/9/17
Stream Hydro-Ecology University of California, Berkeley 7/31/17 7/17/17
Lecturer in Applied Ecology and Resource Management Simon Fraser University (Canada) 7/31/17 5/23/17
Floodplain Ecology and Water Resources Modeling University of Nevada, Reno  7/28/17 7/28/17
Quantitative Ecologist, Birds and Conservation National Audubon Society  7/28/17 7/28/17
Plant Ecophysiology Chapman University 7/28/17 6/28/17
STEM Education Research (3 positions) Michigan State University  7/25/17 7/25/17
Subarctic Data Synthesis, Water Resources (2 positions) Wilfrid Laurier University (Canada)  7/25/17 7/25/17
Hydrologic Modeling for Ecosystem Services Stanford University  7/25/17 7/25/17
Biodiversity, Conservation & Extinction University of Minnesota 7/25/17 6/28/17
Ecohydrological Modelling Leibniz-Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries (Germany) 7/23/17 6/28/17
Population Modelling University of Kansas  7/20/17 7/20/17
Modelling Carbon Allocation and Tree Hydraulics INRA Nancy (France)  7/17/17 7/17/17
Quantitative Ecology, reef coral communities University of Queensland (Australia) 7/16/17 6/28/17
Ecological Modeling Emory University 7/15/17 6/28/17
Theoretical/Quantitative Disease Ecology University at Albany, SUNY 7/13/17 6/22/17
Quantitative Amphibian Ecology USGS/TD> 7/7/17 6/28/17
Quantitative Conservation Ecology San Diego State University 7/7/17 6/28/17
Global Synthesis of Large-Scale Land Acquisitions University of Alabama 7/1/17 6/7/17
Community Phylogenomics of Ants in Madagascar California Academy of Sciences  6/28/17 6/28/17
Plant Ecophysiology University of Texas at Austin  6/15/17 6/15/17
Remote Sensing of Ecosystem Services University of Minnesota  6/7/17 6/7/17
Ecology and the Environment (teaching) University at Buffalo  6/7/17 6/7/17
Modeling Tree Population Responses to Climate Pennsylvania State University  6/7/17 6/7/17
Physiology of Plant-Fungal Interactions USFS Rocky Mountain Research Station/Colorado State University  6/5/17 6/5/17

Outside Links to Postdoctoral Fellowship Programs

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Title Location Review
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 Postdoctoral Fellowship Program in Sustainable Development Columbia University 11/1/16
Rose Postdoctoral Fellowship Cornell Lab of Ornithology 10/30/15
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 1/18/17
Humboldt Research Fellowship for Postdoctoral and Experienced Researchers Humboldt Foundation (Germany)  1/1/01
IIASA Postdoctoral Program IIASA (Austria) 4/1/15
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 11/1/16
Postdoctoral Research Fellowship Program Mote Marine Laboratory 8/31/17
Gulf Research Program Fellowships National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine 2/17/16
NRC Research Associateships National Research Council of the National Academies  1/1/01
Postdoctoral Fellowship Program 2018 National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center (SESYNC) 12/1/17
Postdoctoral LTER Synthesis Fellowships National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center (SESYNC) 10/24/16
NSERC Postdoctoral Fellowships Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada 10/15/13
Omidyar Postdoctoral Fellowships Santa Fe Institute 11/1/15
Postdoctoral Fellowships Smithsonian Environmental Research Center 12/1/16
Smithsonian Institution Fellowship Programs Smithsonian Institution 12/1/14
David H. Smith Conservation Research Fellowship Program Society for Conservation Biology 9/21/12
NatureNet Science Fellows Program The Nature Conservancy 11/30/16
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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Plant Ecophysiology: Applications are invited for a postdoctoral scholar in the area of plant ecophysiology in Jennifer Funk’s lab at Chapman University in southern California. This is a full-time one year position with the possibility of an additional year subject to performance review. The project will examine the influence of nitrogen fixation strategy on rates of photosynthesis, respiration, and plant growth in a taxonomically and functionally diverse group of legumes. Results will be analyzed in the context of current plant economic models to develop a theoretical framework that explains legume growth strategies. Chapman has outstanding undergraduate students and opportunities exist for teaching and mentoring experience. Qualifications: Candidates must have a Ph.D. in Ecology or Plant Biology and be proficient with leaf-level gas exchange measurements (LI-6400). Experience managing a large greenhouse or field experiment is required. Preferred candidates will also have experience measuring and analyzing plant functional traits, including root traits, and familiarity with multivariate statistics. The ideal candidate will have good writing and organizational skills, and an ability to work well with undergraduate students. Please email a letter of interest, resume, and email addresses of three references to: Dr. Jennifer Funk, by 7/28/2017. Ideally, the position will start in October 2017. Posted: 6/28/17.

Plant Ecophysiology: The Juenger lab at the University of Texas at Austin is recruiting a postdoctoral researcher in the field of plant ecophysiology. The researcher will be involved in collaborative NSF and DOE funded projects exploring local adaptation using C4 perennial switchgrass (Panicum virgatum) and panicgrass (Panicum hallii) as model systems. A major goal of the project is to identify important traits underlying local adaptation across species ranges using a combination of experimental common gardens and field based drought experiments. The aims of the position will be tailored to the expertise of the candidate. Opportunities exist for physiological studies of abiotic stress tolerance and climate adaptation, studies of physiological priming/acclimation and legacies in stress tolerance, genetic mapping of important eco-physiological traits, and studies linking physiological traits with underlying molecular pathways and natural variation. Candidates with experience or special interest in experimental studies of leaf or root economic spectrums are especially encouraged to apply. The position requires a PhD in Plant Physiology, Ecology, Evolution, Genetics, Plant Biology or a related field. The ideal candidate will have experience in field measurements of physiological traits, plant-water relations, and measures of plant performance under abiotic stress. Experience in experimental design, statistical analyses, and excellent oral and written communication skills are required. We encourage applications from female, minority, and culturally diverse candidates. Please email all applications to with the subject “Postdoctoral Application: ecophysiology”. Applications should include a cover letter detailing experience and research interests, a current CV, and contact information for three professional references compiled in a single pdf file. Applications will be considered until the positions are filled. Posted: 6/15/17.

Physiology of Plant-Fungal Interactions: A position is open for a Post Doc / professional to characterize the adaptive physiological traits of high elevation five-needle pines as they relate to susceptibility to white pine blister rust and source climate. The studies are to (1) characterize physiological response to drought and temperature within and among seedling families and species and (2) analyze Next Generation sequencing data of fungal associates of forest grown trees. Key requirements include an excellent work ethic, ability to work independently and in a team, a record of timely publication, and research experience in physiology including operation and trouble shooting of a Li-6400XT. Experience with other physiological techniques (e.g. cold hardiness), plant-fungal interactions, statistics (R, multivariate), genetics, bioinformatics, and a background in evolutionary biology is preferred. The position is located in Fort Collins, Colorado. Position is open until filled - a start date of this summer is preferred so that measurements can begin in August 2017. Please submit a cover letter, CV, and contact information for references to Dr. Anna Schoettle ( at USFS Rocky Mountain Research Station) and Dr. Jane Stewart ( at Colorado State University). Posted: 6/5/17.

Arctic Ecosystem Ecology: One two-year postdoc position is available with Dr Daniel Metcalfe at Lund University, Sweden. The postdoc will use a unique map of environmental research cross the Arctic to perform a rapid environmental survey of plants and soils across six of the least studied areas in the Arctic, then compare these measurements with matching surveys from two of the most intensively researched areas (Toolik lake, USA and Abisko, Sweden). The overall aim is to understand if and how the current patchy distribution of Arctic research affects dominant scientific paradigms. For further details and to apply, visit the full job ad. The application deadline is 31st August 2017, the position start date can be negotiated. We encourage applications from highly motivated and independent young scientists particularly with experience of ecological fieldwork in arctic ecosystems, soil science, measurement of gas fluxes, plant ecophysiology and / or plant community measurements. Posted: 7/21/17.

Floodplain Ecology and Water Resources Modeling: Postdoctoral Research Associate in floodplain landscape ecology: modeling tradeoffs between aquatic/riparian habitats and hydropower production in the Lower Mekong Basin (southeast Asia). We seek applicants with expertise in at least one of the following: water resources modeling, aquatic/riparian landscape ecology, or land cover/land use change – with an interest in quantitative interdisciplinary research and a willingness to learn new skills, as needed. This 2-year position is offered jointly by Peter Weisberg (University of Nevada, Reno) and Sarah Null (Utah State University), with flexibility for the post-doc to base in Reno, NV or Logan, UT. Extension of the position for a 3rd year is possible. The successful candidate will work with an international team of interdisciplinary scientists on the US AID-funded Wonders of the Mekong Project, under the auspices of UNR’s Global Water Center. More information (pdf) How to Apply: Please submit the following materials to Dr. Peter Weisberg ( and Dr. Sarah Null ( cover letter, CV, 2 pg. statement on previous research, professional goals and how your skills will be applied, contact information for three references. Posted: 7/28/17.

Landscape Ecology: Postdoctoral position: spatial models to scale up forest dynamics from sites to landscapes. This postdoc will model plant population and community dynamics over large areas using a suite of computational and mathematical approaches. The position will be based in the Caughlin lab at Boise State University, and the research will be applied to forecast land management scenarios in rangeland ecosystems, including restoration of sagebrush steppe in the Intermountain West and tropical reforestation in Latin American cattle pastures. Our lab is focused on developing novel ways to link ecological and remotely sensed data across multiple scales, from individual plants to million-hectare management units. We are looking for someone that brings expertise in either ecological modeling or remote sensing techniques. Motivated candidates with strengths in any of these areas are encouraged to apply: data analysis in R or Python, size-structured population models, hierarchical Bayesian models, the Stan programming language, and/or the Google Earth Engine API. Candidates should have a Ph.D. and demonstrated independent research ability via first author publications. This two-year position will be based at Boise State University in Boise, Idaho. University strengths include a new EEB (Ecology, Evolution, and Behavior) program, human-environment systems, geosciences, and community partners in federal and state agencies. The application requires a cover letter describing your research interests and skills and how they relate to this position, along with a CV. In addition, please arrange to have three letters of recommendation sent to The application deadline is August 1st, 2017. Apply online. Posted: 6/21/17.

Population Modelling: Dr Daniel Reuman is recruiting into his lab in the University of Kansas Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology (EEB). At least 3 years of funding are available to carry out modelling pertaining to spatial population dynamics and analysis of large spatial population datasets. The postdoc will join an interdisciplinary team consisting of Reuman, three postdocs and one student currently in the Reuman lab, collaborators in EEB and in the Math Department at KU, and collaborators at several institutions in the USA and UK. Funding is from the NSF Mathematical Biology program and the James S McDonnell Foundation. In many hierarchical dynamical systems, “synchrony” between multiple fluctuating variables, i.e. correlations or other similarities in fluctuations between variables through time, is more important than the individual variables themselves. For instance, a neuron may fire only when its input neurons fire synchronously. Or the electrical grid may crash only when demands of multiple users become synchronized, producing total-usage spikes. Ecosystems can show this type of dependency on synchrony. Ecosystems include multiple trophic levels, with population signals from lower levels often being spatially aggregated to affect higher levels. For instance, a predator is only harmed if its prey are scarce over its whole hunting area. For systems of this type, it is primarily the synchronous components of signals that matter in the average signal that affects the next level – non-synchronous components tend to cancel in the spatial average. Thus synchrony is very important to ecosystems. Synchrony is found in organisms as diverse as mammals and protists, at distances up to thousands of kilometers. Synchrony relates to large-scale outbreaks and shortages and is important in conservation. In spite of the importance of synchrony in ecology, possible impacts of climate change on synchrony are little studied. Synchrony can also be transmitted through trophic interactions - e.g., a synchronized predator can induce synchrony in its prey. But the extent to which climate-induced changes in synchrony may cascade through species interaction networks via this mechanism, or influence spatial or other branches of ecology, is unknown. The postdoc will perform statistical and/or mathematical population modelling to address these questions, and will investigate connections to extinction risk models and to Taylor’s law, a commonly applied empirical regularity in spatial ecology. The postdoc will be encouraged to develop his/her own projects within the goals of the funding grants. We seek individuals from biological or physical-science backgrounds with skills and demonstrable interests in modelling and related areas. Experience with stochastic process modelling and Fourier or wavelet approaches is a plus. Experience with population models is a plus, as are computational skills, particularly if applied in a statistical or modelling context. A PhD or ABD in a related field is required. Applicants from underrepresented groups are encouraged. See full position details (pdf). Email with questions. A start date during/before winter 2017 is preferred. To apply, send a CV, cover letter, two references, and one publication to Posted: 7/17/17, revised: 7/20/17.

At-Risk Species Distribution Modeling: The Quantitative Ecology & Spatial Technologies Laboratory in the Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Aquaculture at Mississippi State University is seeking a full-time post-doctoral research associate beginning January 1, 2018. The successful candidate will work with MSU researchers, state and federal agencies, and private organizations to conduct species distribution modelling for at-risk species using heritage and collections datasets in the southeastern United States, with numerous deliverables to cooperating organizations. Previous expertise in species-habitat relationships, statistical and/or mechanistic modeling, and spatial ecology and technologies is preferred, particularly as applied to conservation and management. Questions regarding this position should be sent to both Kristine Evans ( and Garrett Street ( See the full job ad for details and to apply. Posted: 8/10/17.

Plant Species Distribution Modeling: The Stinson lab at the University of Massachusetts Amherst seeks a postdoctoral researcher with a background in hierarchical species distribution modeling to generate predictive maps for invasive and allergenic plant species. The position offers an opportunity to work with unique spatial datalayers and extensive presence/absence datasets. The postdoc will interact regularly with scientists in Environmental Conservation at University of Massachusetts as well as two premier field stations: The Harvard Forest and the Rocky Mountain Biological Lab. We are an interactive research team working together on diverse aspects of plant ecology and global change with an interest in the importance of land use history, land cover change, climate, and microhabitat variables as drivers of plant population dynamics and spatial distribution. At least two publications are well within reach for the first year, with an opportunity to develop a new independent project and additional manuscripts for a second year of funding. Position offers broad training in plant ecology, academic writing, and grant development. Candidates should have a strong background in hierarchical approaches to understanding range shifts (i.e., CART, MaxENT), proficiency in R and ArcGIS and an excellent publication record. While modeling is the focus, a willingness to work in high altitude field conditions during summer is preferred. Earliest start date is October 1. Initial position is one year, with a second year contingent on performance. Please send a single PDF file with CV, LETTER OF INTEREST AND names of 3 academic references directly to Posted: 8/8/17.

Risk Modelling Dispersal and Spread of Alien Conifers in New Zealand: The Bio-Protection Research Centre, a New Zealand Centre of Research Excellence hosted by Lincoln University is embarking of an ambitious 5-years multidisciplinary research programme examining the ecology, impacts and management of invasive alien conifer species in New Zealand. The research involves researchers at Lincoln University, Canterbury University, Scion and Landcare Research drawing on a wide range of expertise from plant and soil ecology, spatial and economic modelling as well as different management approaches. See the full job ad for details and to apply. Closing date is 15th August 2017. Posted: 7/24/17.

Modeling Tree Population Responses to Climate: The laboratory of Dr. Laura Leites in the Department of Ecosystem Science and Management at The Pennsylvania State University is seeking applications for a postdoctoral scholar to investigate adaptation to climate of northeastern forest tree species. The research project involves understanding and modeling adaptation to climate in ecologically and economically important northeastern forest tree species with emphasis in modeling populations’ growth responses to climate. In addition, the project seeks to delineate seed collection zones for the species of interest using multiple methodological approaches and data sources. Qualifications: candidates must have a PhD in Forest Ecology, Forest Science or related field. Emphasis in ecological genetics or quantitative forest ecology is preferred. Candidates are expected to have a solid publication record, demonstrated analytical and statistical modeling skills, as well as strong R programing and GIS skills. This is a fixed-term appointment funded for one year from date of hire with a possibility of re-funding. Applications should include: curriculum vitae, names and contact information for three references, and a personal statement of background, interests, and skills relevant to the position. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Apply online at Posted: 6/7/17.

Forest Carbon Modeling: The USDA Forest Service, Northern Research Station and University of Minnesota, Department of Forest Resources are seeking a Researcher (Researcher 6) to support forest carbon modeling and research for the United States’ National Greenhouse Gas Inventory. This individual will lead research efforts with a team of scientists from the USDA Forest Service and University of Minnesota to address carbon stocks and stock changes in forest ecosystems for national and international reporting instruments. The position is available immediately and includes one and a half years of funding and health insurance. Future funding is contingent on satisfactory progress and success in securing additional funds. Qualifications: PhD in forestry, natural resources, or a closely related field. The ideal applicant will have experience with statistical techniques and employing large datasets such as National Forest Inventory data to address research questions. Applicants should also have a strong work ethic, be able to work independently and cooperatively with researchers and analysts, and have demonstrated writing and quantitative capabilities. Application: Please submit a CV and cover letter to the position announcement at (Job ID 319109). Review will begin on 1 September 2017. For more information, contact Dr. Grant Domke ( and Dr. Matthew Russell ( Posted: 8/11/17.

Modelling Carbon Allocation and Tree Hydraulics: INRA Nancy, France. We are looking for a postdoc to model carbon allocation and tree hydraulics. The position is within the European project ForRisk, which studies the interactions of drought and tree population density on the resistance and resilience of tree growth of Norway spruce (Picea abies) and silver fir (Abies alba). It combines a large dataset from long-term experimental management stands in Germany, France and Switzerland with a mechanistic ecosystem model and a forest succession model including forest management and ecosystem services, yielding economic risk-assessment at different spatial and temporal scales. The postdoc will provide mortality rates for the risk-assessment model ForClim (Rasche et al. 2011) by modelling tree mortality with the ecosystem model MuSICA (Ogée et al. 2003) under different forest management strategies and climate change scenarios. MuSICA is among the most advanced multi-layer soil-vegetation-atmosphere transfer (SVAT) models, based on ecophysiological process representations and includes, among others, species competition for a limited number of resources such as light and water. The postdoc will enhance MuSICA by incorporating carbon allocation including carbohydrate stores, yielding carbon starvation during drought, as well as tree hydraulics, which may lead to hydraulic failure during drought. ForRisk combines researchers from the NFZ.forestnet that connects six research institutions from Nancy (France), Freiburg (Germany) and Zurich (Switzerland). The postdoc will work with the partner institutions, forming the link between the data-centred work packages and the economic risk-assessment tool. S/he will also work closely with the main developer of the ecosystem model in Bordeaux (J Ogée). MuSICA is written in Fortran. Strong programming skills are required. The position is based at INRA Nancy (France) in the Joint Research Unit (UMR 1137) of Forest Ecology and Ecophysiology (EEF). It is for a duration of three years, starting as soon as possible. Salary level will correspond to “Chargé de Recherches, 1ère classe”. Applications to Matthias Cuntz (matthias.cuntz (at) should include a CV, the publication list, a letter of motivation, as well as telephone numbers and e-mail addresses of possible references. Posted: 7/17/17.

Climate Change in Mediterranean Woodlands: A postdoc position is available to study the effects of climatic changes and climate history on the structure, diversity and function of Mediterranean vegetation in the woodlands and shrublands in Israel. The position is for three years, at the Hebrew University, Rehovot campus, Israel. The work will include intensive field work and field surveys throughout the country, big data analysis, and opportunities to combine remote sensing, and global climate modeling (with a possibility to continue a collaboration in the US). Candidates should have a background in ecology (field and quantitative). Driving license and ability to work independently in the field (including managing field assistants) is necessary. Please contact Efrat Sheffer ( for more information. Posted: 8/7/17.

Forest Ecology/Fire Ecology: A postdoctoral fellowship is available in the Sewall Lab in the Department of Biology at Temple University (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania). The postdoctoral fellow will investigate the effects of prescribed fires and other forest management efforts on a target forest community in south-central Pennsylvania. Primary objectives include research to understand the effects of prescribed fires, thinning, and other management efforts on (1) forest communities, (2) wildfire risk, and (3) tree growth rates. Research is focused on both the development of manuscripts for publication and clear communication of results to collaborating forest managers via reports, presentations, and informal consultations. The position will primarily focus on analysis of a rich set of existing data available from the field site, but some field work is also possible. The postdoctoral fellow will also develop and train collaborating professional foresters in effective and feasible protocols for forest and fire monitoring. Opportunities will also exist to collaborate on ongoing applied research on bats, butterflies, and forest and grassland ecosystems that is being conducted at the same site. Work will be based in the Sewall Lab, with regular visits to the field site at Fort Indiantown Gap National Guard Training Center, a 17,100-acre area of working landscapes, native eastern deciduous forest, and rare remnant Pennsylvania grasslands. This site is 100 miles northwest of Philadelphia and 22 miles northeast of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. Required: - Ph.D. in Forest Ecology, Fire Ecology, Forestry, or related field; - Expertise in statistical analysis of forest data or fire data; - Expertise in sampling designs in forestry or ecological research; - Strong understanding of forestry data collection techniques and the ability to clearly interpret forestry data; - Previous field experience in forestry, forest ecology, or fire ecology; - Expertise in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) analyses; - Excellent communication skills; - Ability to train professional foresters in protocols for forest and fire monitoring; - Ability to interact in a consistently positive manner and to foster positive relationships with foresters, academic researchers, students, and military personnel; - Have or able to obtain a valid driver’s license. Preferred: - Previous training in Forestry from a program accredited by the Society of American Foresters - Experience working on a prescribed fire or wildfire crew - Experience working on a military installation - Experience mentoring students in research. Terms of Employment - Start date: October 1, 2017 (start date is flexible) - Duration: One year, with extension depending on funding availability - Compensation: $47k+ per year salary. How to Apply - Send via email to Dr. Brent Sewall at the following materials: (1) a cover letter that describes your qualifications for the position, (2) your CV, and (3) a list of contact information of three references - Please put “Forest Ecology Postdoctoral Fellow” in the subject line of the email - Optional: please provide pdfs of your publications relevant to this position - Applications preferred by August 21, 2017. Posted: 8/7/17.

Tropical Forest Science: Three Postdoctoral Fellowship Positions - CTFS-ForestGEO, Smithsonian Institution. CTFS-ForestGEO is a global network of forest research plots and scientists dedicated to the study of tropical and temperate forest function and diversity. CTFS-ForestGEO conducts long-term, large-scale research on forests around the world to increase scientific understanding of forest ecosystems, guide sustainable forest management and natural-resource policy, monitor the impacts of environmental change, and build capacity in forest science. The Center for Tropical Forest Science - Forest Global Earth Observatory (CTFS-ForestGEO) invites applications for two-year postdoctoral fellowships in soil-forest interactions, plant-water relations, and tropical forest dynamics. Position: Soil-Forest Interactions The initiative aims to develop a quantitative understanding of the influence of soil nutrient availability on the structure and function of lowland tropical forests. The candidate will use data from forest dynamics plots to link soil nutrients to the biomass, productivity, and diversity of lowland tropical forests. The project requires expertise in geostatistics, including the ability to handle large datasets in R software, and will involve fieldwork in forest dynamics plots. The successful candidate will work within the CTFS-ForestGEO Soils Initiative led by Dr. Ben Turner. Position: Plant-Water Relations & Forest Function The initiative seeks to understand how functional and physiological traits of tree species mediate their distributions, growth, and survival in relation to site hydrological conditions, including episodic extreme fluctuations in soil water availability, with the ultimate aim of understanding carbon and water dynamics of forests and their interactions with the climate system. The fellow will combine collection of new data on plant functional and physiological traits at tropical forest sites with synthesis of existing data on tree species and climate. The ideal applicant has extensive experience with plant water relations physiology, knowledge of forest ecology, and a strong analytical background. The successful candidate will work within the CTFS-ForestGEO Ecosystems and Climate Initiative led by Dr. Kristina Anderson-Teixeira at the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute in Virginia and collaborate closely with Lawren Sack at UCLA. Position: Tropical Forest Dynamics The postdoctoral fellow will conduct analyses of data from the network of large forest plots, and where necessary collect additional supplementary data. Candidates should have a strong analytical background, an established record of research and scholarly publication in forest science. Research topics should include subjects related to the dynamics of tropical or temperate forests, including comparative studies of growth, mortality and biomass change, emphasizing comparative studies among forests. The successful candidate will work within the CTFS-ForestGEO Forest Ecology group at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History in Washington, DC. Candidates should hold a PhD in ecology, forest ecology or environmental science with experience directly relevant to the specific position described above, strong written and communication skills, and demonstrated ability to work in a team environment. Each fellow will be awarded the standard Smithsonian postdoctoral stipend. The appointments are for two years with possibility of extension. The starting date is flexible; earlier start dates are preferred. Positions may be based at one of the following locations: Panama City, Panama; Washington, DC, USA; Front Royal, Virginia, USA, depending on the specific research interests and needs of the candidates and Principal Investigators. To apply, send a single PDF file containing a cover letter including a statement of research interest, CV, contact information for three references, and three relevant publications or manuscripts to Lauren Krizel, CTFS-ForestGEO Program Assistant, Closing date for applications is 15 August 2017. For further information, contact CTFS-ForestGEO Director, Stuart Davies, Posted: 6/28/17.

Staff Scientist, Tropical Research: The Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI) has openings for 5 Staff Scientists to pursue independent, internationally recognized research programs in the tropics. Previous tropical experience is not required. We are especially interested in hiring scientists in animal behavior, terrestrial microbial ecology, forest biology and marine science. We will consider exceptional candidates in any of our research areas. Positions are for full-time research and include internal research funds. STRI is headquartered in Panama with modern research facilities and field stations throughout the country, and hosts a vibrant and collaborative scientific community of 30 staff scientists and over 1500 scientific visitors per year. Early- to mid-career candidates are especially encouraged; applicants at all postdoctoral stages will be considered. Annual salary is commensurate with experience, and compensation packages are internationally competitive. Applicants must have a Ph.D. and post-doctoral research experience in a relevant field. Interested candidates should submit the following as PDF files: a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of research accomplishments and interests, 3-5 publications, and contact information for three references to Please address inquiries in the four focal fields to respective search committee chairs: animal behavior, Dr. Rachel Page, at; microbial ecology, Dr. Kristin Saltonstall at; forest biology, Dr. Helene Muller-Landau at; and marine science, Dr. Mark Torchin at For other research fields please address inquiries to Dr. William Wcislo at Review of applications will begin on 15 November 2017. For more information, see Posted: 8/15/17.

Evolutionary Ecology: The Turcotte Lab at the University of Pittsburgh is looking for PhD students and a postdoc to experimentally test the dynamic interplay between rapid evolution and community ecology in the field. The goal is to disentangle and quantify how ecological and evolutionary processes reciprocally impact each other and understand their importance in nature using robust experiments. The University of Pittsburgh is a leading research university and the Department of Biological Sciences is a dynamic and growing team of enthusiastic researchers and educators. The department also runs the Pymatuning Lab of Ecology, which is equipped with lab space and housing to facilitate field-based research in northwestern Pennsylvania. If you are interested and you are attending ESA please contact me, Martin Turcotte, at See the link above for more details about the lab and applying. Posted: 8/8/17.

Population Genetics of Cycads: A postdoctoral research position is available to conduct research on cycads at the California Academy of Sciences. This position reports to the Associate Curator of Botany within the Institute of Biodiversity Science and Sustainability and the successful candidate is expected to work in this collaborative environment. This is a temporary one year position with the possibility of renewal for up to two years, contingent on research progress. The fellow will conduct research on the population genetics of Australian cycads to examine the roles of pollination and seed dispersal in gene flow to inform cycad conservation. However, applicants with expertise in any area of plant evolution will be given full consideration. The candidate will contribute to the development of herbarium and genomic collections, and bioinformatic resources at the California Academy of Sciences. Additionally, public outreach through in-person and online interactions will be a component of the position. See the full job ad for details and to apply. Closes: 9/30/17. Posted: 8/8/17.

Plant Genetics: Three Postdoctoral positions available in the Ronald Laboratory at the University of California, Davis. We have recently identified and characterized a microbially derived tyrosine sulfated peptide that modulates host immunity and root development in rice, a genetically well-characterized crop that represents monocotyledonous species, and Arabidopsis, a representative dicot. Two of the successful candidates will characterize rice mutants compromised in recognition and response to this peptide, identify amino acid residues regulating receptor/ligand binding, engineer immune receptors with novel specificities and determine the biological function of this peptide in the infection process (see recent work on this topic). A third position is available to use a chemical genetics approach to identify genes that modulate root traits and drought tolerance in rice and tomato (see Nature Biotechnology 34, 95–103 (2016)). The successful candidates must have a Ph.D., a strong record of accomplishment in plant or microbial genetics, molecular biology or protein biochemistry as well as the ability to design and conduct experiments independently; experience in supervising and training students; and excellent communication and writing skills. There are abundant intellectual and training opportunities for postdoctoral fellows in the Ronald lab and at UC Davis in all aspects of agricultural science, modern genomics, proteomics, crystallography and bioinformatics. In addition to the facilities available in the UC Davis Department of Plant Pathology and at the UC Davis Genome Center, the postdoctoral fellow will have access to a wide range of facilities, resources and world-class expertize at the Joint Bioenergy Institute and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. The position is available for 1 year, renewable annually. Interested individuals should submit a letter of interest, a curriculum vitae and three letters of reference before August 1 to Shannon Albers: Posted: 7/21/17.

Plant Defense Priming: Transcriptomic/Metabolomic Analysis of Plant Stress Responses: University of Louisville. An NSF-funded postdoctoral position is available for a plant chemical and/or molecular ecologist in the Frost Laboratory at the University of Louisville. The project will focus on transcriptomic and metabolomic analysis of plant stress responses and, specifically, the remarkable phenomenon of plant defense priming. The primary metabolomics platform is Gas Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry (GC/MS), and RNA sequencing with selective qPCR is planned for intensive interrogation of plant gene expression and network profiles. The project will integrate natural field studies and controlled mechanistic experiments. The successful applicant will be expected to develop into a leadership role in the lab group, work independently with alacrity toward achieving the goals of the project, bring creative energy and spirit to the group, and work closely with the graduate student also funded on the project. The postdoc can also expect close mentorship with Dr. Frost, facilitating a pathway to her/his independent career. Funding is available for up to three years, depending on performance. The successful applicant will also be encouraged, as part of the mentorship plan, to develop independent research directions once the initial project objectives are well in hand. A Ph.D. in plant biology or chemical ecology is required. One of the following demonstrated skill sets is also essential: (1) detailed experience with GC/MS and its application to plant metabolomics, (2) detailed experience with molecular biology, cloning, plant tissue culture, RNA sequencing technologies, and bioinformatics analysis of large datasets (particularly the Tuxedo software suite). A willingness to learn both skill sets is also important. The position is anticipated to start between June 1 and August 1, 2017. Salary will be commensurate with experience and includes a competitive benefits package and retirement contributions. Louisville is a lively city with wonderful cultural opportunities such as the Louisville Ballet, Louisville Orchestra, Kentucky Shakespeare Festival, Kentucky Opera, and of course Churchill Downs. Louisville metro has 122 city parks covering more than 13,000 acres (53 km2). Natural areas for hiking, kayaking, rock climbing, and other outdoor activities (and field research!) are only a short distance away. Interested applicants should submit (1) a cover letter addressing specific qualifications and interest in the position, (2) a curriculum vitae with compete list of current publications and synergistic activities, (3) at least one recent publication (a first-authored publication with the highest “impact” is strongly encouraged) and more if available, and (4) contact info for 3 references to Dr. Christopher Frost ( Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until a suitable candidate is identified. The Frost Chemical Ecology Laboratory is comprised of a diverse group of hard working folks and a strong collaborative spirit; we encourage and promote diversity in our group, and all qualified applicants are encouraged to apply. Posted: 4/17/17.

Fisheries - Integrated Analysis of Aquatic Ecosystems: We seek a highly capable and motivated Post-doctoral Fellow to be part of a collaborative research project involving the University of Toronto, Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry, Fisheries and Oceans Canada, AMEC Foster Wheeler, Total E&P Canada, and Golder Associates Ltd. The successful applicant will integrate freshwater ecological data collected by the project partners across Canada to research how human activities, climate change, and habitat quality influence fish community composition and productivity in lakes and rivers. The PDF will have strong quantitative skills in modelling, frequentist and Bayesian statistics, and programming to develop approaches that can be used to standardize information across datasets. This project addresses a common challenge in ecological studies, and its success will increase our statistical power to test fundamental questions in aquatic ecology and fisheries. There will also be opportunities to participate in field calibrations of different fish community sampling methods such as hydroacoustics, electrofishing, and netting. The successful applicant will start in Oct 2017, or as soon as possible, in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology. Interested individuals should submit their CV, and a letter detailing their interest and relevant background to Professors Don Jackson ( and Cindy Chu ( Applications will be accepted until the position is filled but no later than Sept 25, 2017. Please include “Fisheries Post-doctoral Position” in the subject line of your email. For additional information, see the full job ad. Posted: 8/10/17.

Population Ecology of Lake Sturgeon: Post-Doctoral Research Associate, Salary: $48k plus benefits. Closing date: Until filled. Location: East Lansing or Ann Arbor. Responsibilities: Conduct behavioral and population ecology project using acoustic telemetry exploring source-sink dynamics among 2 populations in St. Clair and Detroit rivers, connecting channels between Lakes Huron and Erie. Collaboration required with universities and management agencies. Must publish in scientific journals. 1-year position, renewable 2+ years. Project extends to 2022. Qualifications: Ph.D. in ecology, behavioral science, fisheries, or related discipline. Must have a publication record and be able to analyze data using command line scripting language (R, python). Statistical background essential. Field experience with boats and SCUBA preferred. You must apply via, posting number 433202. Hammond Bay Biological Station: Operated by USGS. Four scientists study fish behavior using acoustic telemetry. Links; Michigan State University is an Affirmative Action /Equal Opportunity Employer. Posted: 5/10/17, revised: 5/12/17, revised: 5/22/17.

Migratory Birds and Climate Change: USGS Patuxent Wildlife Research Center seeks a post-doctoral research associate for a minimum of 13 months to study how land use and system change, including climate change, may affect migratory birds, and how these effects may alter federal strategies for land acquisition and related management decisions. There are a number of national programs that underpin the conservation and management of migratory birds, including the Land and Water Conservation Fund, Migratory Bird Conservation Fund, and North American Wetland Conservation Act, among others. Public natural resource managers face difficult decisions related to land acquisition and other investment strategies given vast uncertainty related to the spatial and temporal distribution of limiting habitats and changes in land use related to socio-economic needs and changing climate. Recognizing these important decisions and associated uncertainty, the USGS National Climate Change and Wildlife Science Center convened a workshop with managers of migratory bird habitat and scientists in migratory bird ecology to identify critical uncertainties that affect land acquisition decisions and climate science needs. The postdoctoral associate will articulate and evaluate multiple working hypotheses related to climate and land-use effects on migratory bird populations in a decision analytic framework, and identify research priorities to inform management decision making. The ideal candidate will have a background in ecology and conservation of migratory birds and climate change effects on wildlife, with excellent communication skills, and evidence of success in publishing in peer-reviewed journals. Preferred candidates will also have experience in decision analysis, population ecology, and quantitative ecology. Candidates must be U.S. citizens and have received their Ph.D. within the last 5 years. This position is located in Laurel, MD. If interested, send CV, letter of application, and names and contact information for three references to Drs. Jim Lyons ( and Michael Runge (, USGS Patuxent Wildlife Research Center, 12100 Beech Forest Road, Laurel, MD 20708. Closing date: 18 August 2017. Posted: 8/7/17.

Quantitative Movement Ecology: We are seeking a postdoctoral researcher highly trained in quantitative movement ecology (statistical and mechanistic models) to fulfill a position of Postdoctoral Associate at the University of Florida's Fort Lauderdale Research and Education Center in Davie, Fl. The candidate will work in a large international project funded by the Human Frontier Science Program, investigating the use of infrasound by seabird. The candidate will be in charge of developing a comprehensive movement ecology framework to investigate movement of seabirds in relationship to the infrasoundscape on the open sea using a hierarchy of environmental cues at multiple nested scales. Lead PI is Dr. Samantha Patrick, from the Seabird Ecology Group (University of Liverpool, UK); co-PIs are Dr. Susana Clusella-Trullas (Stellenbosch University, South Africa), Dr. Jelle Assink (Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute, the Netherlands) and Dr. Mathieu Basille (University of Florida, USA). See below for the general project summary. The candidate will be located at the University of Florida's Fort Lauderdale Research and Education Center in Davie, Fl, under the supervision of Dr. Basille. The project covers 3 years of postdoctoral research in each institution, and all postdoctoral researchers will tightly work together, including several extended stays at collaborators' institutions. The postdoctoral researcher will be primarily in charge of developing statistical and mechanistic models to investigate movement of seabirds in relationship to the infrasoundscape. The postdoctoral researcher will also be largely involved in hiring and supervising a Master's student for this project, as well as training lab members (including graduate students) in state-of-the art techniques in movement ecology. Preferred Qualifications: A PhD is required as well as strong mathematical and programming skills. Advanced knowledge of R and SQL (PostGIS) is expected. Experience in Movement Ecology is highly desirable. Strong publication record in peer-reviewed journals in Quantitative Ecology or Biostatistics is highly desirable. Previous experience with Linux systems preferred. To apply: Please follow the instructions at (job number 502790). Deadline extended to 31 August 2017. Posted: 8/7/17.

Quantitative Biodiversity Ecologist: Duke University’s Nicholas School of the Environment is seeking a postdoctoral associate with experience in quantitative modeling of biodiversity and remote sensing. This position will analyze spatio-temporal dynamics of multiple species and biophysical variables across US NEON sites. The associate will advance generative joint-attribute Bayesian modeling of community response to climate change to predict distribution and abundance of species. Modeling will directly access NASA’s online remotely sensed data storage. The researcher will be responsible for development, implementation, and support of a software application. The candidate must have experience with the R programming language and a background in geospatial and remote sensing analysis. The candidate should be capable of working independently and collaboratively. The researcher will be expected to prepare results for peer reviewed journals. The position will be supervised by Drs. Jim Clark and Jennifer Swenson. Travel to domestic conferences on an annual basis. Qualifications: Applicants should hold a PhD in ecology or similar field. Previous doctoral or postdoctoral research experience should include quantitative analysis of large datasets. Applicants should be fluent in R, and have experience programming in other languages, such as Python or JavaScript. Experience with Git/GitHub, RMarkdown, Shiny, and Jupyter Notebooks is a plus. Preferred: Candidates with 3+ years of experience in Bayesian modeling and/or manipulation of large remotely-sensed datasets. Familiarity with geospatial analysis and remote sensing is preferred. Familiarity with both fine spatial scale measurements (field surveys and remote sensing) and with coarse scale data (remote sensing and geospatial data) is ideal. Initial appointment will be for two years, with possibility to extend to three years. Position is available immediately. Visa sponsorship is not available. For details and to apply, see the full job ad. Posted: 8/14/17.

Quantitative Ecologist, Birds and Conservation: National Audubon Society’s Science Division is hiring another Quantitative Ecologist to join our team. We’re looking for someone with substantial population modeling experience using a variety of approaches, including Bayesian, frequentist, and machine-learning methodologies. Experience designing and developing metrics and protocols for evaluating bird responses to conservation actions is particularly desirable. Apply online. Please contact Nicole Michel, PhD, Senior Quantitative Ecologist ( with any questions. Posted: 7/28/17.

Quantitative Ecology, reef coral communities: We are seeking candidates with postdoctoral research interests in the long-term ecological dynamics of biological communities. The successful applicant will conduct empirical research into understanding the long-term ecological dynamics of reef coral communities using multiple large data sets at multiple temporal scales. As part of the Marine Palaeoecology Lab in the School of Biological Sciences of The University of Queensland in Australia, the position duties are primarily related to the implementation of novel quantitative techniques applicable to time-series data that test fundamental ecological hypotheses in community ecology. See the full job posting for details. Applications close: 16 Jul 2017. Posted: 6/28/17.

Marine Ecosystem Services and Stressors: We have two postdoctoral fellowships available within the Integrated Ocean Processes group at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST University) in Saudia Arabia. The post-doc positions are for a three year period and include fellowships to study "Multiple stressors in the Red Sea" and "Marine and Coastal Ecosystem Services". The post-doctoral and PhD student would be working with faculty and research scientists with experience in marine ecology, benthic ecosystems, coral reef dynamics, genomics and oceanography. The fellowships are open to candidates with a strong research background across the natural sciences. (1) Post-Doctoral Fellow: Multiple Stressors Effects In The Red Sea Marine Habitats; (2) Post-Doctoral Fellow: Marine And Coastal Ecosystem Services. Posted: 8/10/17.

Marine Ecology: The Smithsonian Institution is accepting applications for a Postdoctoral Researcher to help launch an NSF-sponsored collaborative research project exploring the effects of marine grazing and tropicalization on Western Atlantic seagrass beds. The position will commence March 2018, with a duration of two years. The postdoc will take a lead role in coordinating and conducting field research among a network of >10 partners (distributed across the broader Caribbean region). The postdoc will be responsible for establishing and maintaining field sites in Florida, while also providing general oversight and coordination among network partners at other locations. Opportunities to develop independent research interests within the field of seagrass ecology also exist. The position will be based at the Smithsonian Marine Station in Ft. Pierce, FL. The candidate must have a Ph.D. in biology, ecology, marine science, or other relevant field. Extensive experience in field ecology is a must, along with a demonstrated ability to lead domestic and international field expeditions involving SCUBA. The position will also require an advanced statistical / quantitative skillset (e.g. Structural Equation Modeling). Applications should include (1) Curriculum Vitae; (2) brief summary (1-2 pages) of career goals, experience, and interests in seagrass ecology; and (3) names and full contact information of three references. Please submit your applications as a single PDF to The postdoctoral salary is $52k with benefits of group health insurance. Review of applications will begin on 01 September 2017, and will continue until the position is filled. For more information, please contact: Posted: 8/4/17.

Coastal Ecology: We are seeking a highly motivated scholar to join a multi-disciplinary research team at the University of Central Florida (Orlando, FL) to participate in an NSF Coupled Human-Natural Systems award entitled, “Restoration and Resilience in Coupled Human-Natural Systems: Reciprocal Dynamics of a Coastal Lagoon” (NSF Award #1617374). The project is focused on the impact of community-based oyster reef restoration and living shoreline stabilization on the broader ecosystem and the people of the Indian River Lagoon (IRL). Research is located along the east coast of central Florida in Canaveral National Seashore and directly north of the park boundaries in Mosquito Lagoon Aquatic Preserve. Although the IRL is federally listed as an “estuary of national significance”, many now refer to it as an “estuary in peril” due to recent harmful algal blooms, fish kills, and habitat loss. The research team consists of biologists, biogeochemists, engineers, social scientists, and GIS experts collaboratively seeking to understand of the mechanisms by which human engagement in ecosystem restoration promotes beneficial feedbacks within CNH systems to enhance resilience. Applicants should be willing and able to work across traditional scientific boundaries to address coastal questions with intertidal oyster reefs and estuarine shorelines on some or all of the following: integrating system-wide impacts of restoration on the estuary, the role of sea level rise in restoration success, local invasive species and harmful algal bloom ecology, and the impact of restoration on threatened and endangered wading birds and their prey. There is also significant scope for novel, related project ideas. Outreach is essential to the success of this project and it is hoped that applicant is willing to engage with community members at restoration events and preK – 12 educators to share information on the project as well as other aspects of estuaries and restoration significance/success. Examples of community engagement events can be found on Facebook at: UCF Coastal and Estuarine Ecology Lab. Individual should be available to start by November 1, 2017. Funding sources are NSF CNH program plus the new UCF Preeminent Postdoctoral Program. Term of appointment will be for two years, contingent upon continued NSF support and above satisfactory performance and productivity metrics. Stipend will be commensurate with experience and based on available funding. The postdoctoral fellow will devote most of his/her time to collaborative, interdisciplinary research. If desired, a teaching opportunity may be possible later in the postdoctoral appointment (though not required). Qualifications: must have PhD in relevant field (e.g. Biology, Environmental Science, Conservation, etc.) at time of hire as well as excellent quantitative, organizational, communication (written and oral), GIS and field skills. Applicant must be knowledgeable or willing to learn small boat handling skills, and be willing to work collaboratively with faculty, other post-docs, graduate students and undergraduates supported on this award. To Apply: Please send the following information to Dr. Linda Walters via email at as a single pdf document: 1) brief cover letter describing interests, motivations and career goals, 2) CV, 3) names and email addresses of 3 references, and copies of 2-3 peer-reviewed publications. Please include “Postdoctoral Scholar Opportunity” in the subject line and include the applicant’s last name in the file name. Strongest consideration given to candidates that submit applications by 5 PM EST on August 31, 2017. Posted: 8/11/17.

Plant-Pollinator-Pathogen Interactions: I plan to hire two postdoctoral researcher positions to begin in Jan-March 2017. One of these positions is funded by the USDA to evaluate and develop sunflower pollen as a treatment for pathogens in bumble and honey bees. Interested applicants should have experience working with honey and/or bumble bees in field or lab settings; experience working with bee pathogens and communicating with beekeepers and/or growers is also desirable. The other is funded by NIH from the Ecology and Evolution of Infectious Disease (EEID) panel to test models predicting disease transmission via manipulations of bee traits, floral traits, and plant-pollinator network characteristics. Interested applicants should have experience working in plant-pollinator or pollinator-pathogen interactions, and ideally experience conducting experiments with multiple bee species. For both positions, desirable additional qualifications include a strong record of publishing research in quality journals, expertise in R and statistical analysis, and an interest in mentoring undergraduate research. The University of Massachusetts Amherst has a vibrant intellectual community and strong graduate program in Organismic and Evolutionary Biology (OEB). These are benefited, full-time positions. Salary no less than $47k annually. This is not an official job advertisement, but I'm posting because I am at ESA in Portland and would be happy to meet with interested applicants here. The official ads will come out in early September. If you are interested, please contact me, Lynn Adler, at Posted: 8/8/17.

Honey Bee and Bumble Bee Ecology: We offer a Research Scientist (Postdoc) position at the Department for Animal Ecology and Tropical Biology, Biocenter, University of Würzburg, Germany for three years with possible extension for further three years. The position builds upon long-term research activities of the group on the ecology of honey bees and bumble bees in the context of land use and climate change and combined risks by pesticides, parasites, and loss of floral resources. The successful candidate (i) will analyse existing data sets on community dynamics, biotic interactions, and seasonal timing of social bees and on environmental risk assessment in honey bees, (ii) will initiate new projects and (iii) contribute to teaching. The candidate is expected to hold a PhD degree in Ecology or a similar discipline with a background in bee ecology. Further requirements are a very good knowledge of ecological statistics (using R) and experimental designs, very good writing and communication skills, ability to work independently and self-motivated, interest to work in interdisciplinary projects, and the willingness to teach undergraduate students and to supervise BSc, MSc and PhD students. Further valued skills are practical experience in beekeeping, DNA-metabarcoding of pollen samples, bee parasites and pathogens, and GIS/landscape ecology. We offer the membership in an ambitious research team, modern facilities and an international research environment. Salary and benefits are according to public service positions in Germany (TVL13, full position). Female scientists are particularly encouraged to apply. Disabled applicants will be preferentially considered in case of equivalent qualification. Planned start date is 1st November 2017. Please send your application as a single pdf file per-email to ingolf.steffan@uniwuerzburg. de and latest until 31th August 2017. Applications should include a cover letter, a short summary of research interests, CV, complete certificates, and the names (with email addresses) of two potential referees. For further information, please contact Prof. Dr. Ingolf Steffan-Dewenter, Department of Animal Ecology and Tropical Biology, Biocenter, University of Würzburg, Am Hubland, 97074 Würzburg, Germany, by Email (see above), phone: +49 931 3186947. Posted: 7/28/17.

Land Use Change & Biogeochemistry: Multiple PhD and Post-doctoral positions are available in the Hutyra Lab at Boston University. We seek scholars interested in working to connect physiological, ecological, and remote sensing observations of plant productivity. Research applications will particularly focus on better characterizing impacts of land use change, urbanization, and forest fragmentation on ecosystem dynamics. The successful applicant(s) are not required to have expertise in all specified areas, but must be interested in interdisciplinary work and bridging spatial scales to improve ecosystem understand. Post-doctoral candidates should have strong quantitative skills in data analysis, numeric modeling, and programming to develop approaches. Experience working in the field (ecological or spectroscopy) strongly preferred. The successful applicants will start as soon as possible in the Department of Earth & Environment. Interested individuals should submit their CV, and a letter detailing their interest and relevant background to Professor Lucy Hutyra ( Post-doctoral applications will be accepted until the position is filled; PhD student applications are due by December 19. Please include “Land use change and biogeochemistry” in the subject line of your email. Posted: 8/15/17.

Long-Term Earth System Change: A postdoctoral position is available at Kansas State University focused on the temporal aspects of interactions among biogeochemistry, paleoecology, and global change. The postdoc will perform original research on topics in paleoenvironmental change, especially related to long-term biogeochemistry and disturbance, in collaboration with supervisor Dr. Kendra McLauchlan. 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. Required minimum qualifications are a Ph.D. in a relevant ecological, Earth, or environmental science, and previous experience acquiring and analyzing data in the fields of Earth science, ecosystem ecology or paleoecology. Preferred qualifications include successful production of peer-reviewed publications, and previous experience with microscopy, spectrometry, and/or techniques used in analytical chemistry. To apply, submit ONE pdf file containing a letter of interest, your CV, one reprint of a publication, and a list of three professional references. See the full job description to apply. Screening begins August 21, 2017. Posted: 8/4/17.

Invasive Plant Modeling: The University of Minnesota Department of Forest Resources is seeking a researcher (Researcher 6) to model the distribution and density of invasive plant species across Minnesota. This individual will lead research efforts with a team of scientists and managers from the University of Minnesota Department of Forest Resources, University of Minnesota Extension, and MN Department of Agriculture to develop species distribution models for 12 invasive plants across Minnesota. The results of this work will be used to conduct economic analyses of invasive species across Minnesota. The position is available immediately and includes one year of funding and health insurance. Future funding is contingent on satisfactory progress and success in securing additional funds. More information on the project funded through the Legislative-Citizen Commission on Minnesota Resources (pdf). Qualifications: PhD in natural resources, agriculture, ecology, or a closely related field with coursework in economics, or vice versa. The ideal applicant will have experience with GIS analysis, statistical techniques, and plant databases (e.g., EDDMapS, Forest Inventory and Analysis). Applicants should also have a strong work ethic, be able to work independently and cooperatively with researchers and analysts, and have demonstrated writing and quantitative capabilities. Application: Please submit a CV and cover letter to the position announcement at (Job ID 319117). Review will begin on 1 September 2017. For more information, contact Dr. Matthew Russell ( Posted: 8/11/17.

Palaeo-Vegetation/Ecological Modelling: With the official start of the new ARC Centre of Excellence for Australian Biodiversity and Heritage ( in July, I am pleased to announce two new CABAH-funded postdoctoral positions (a.k.a. Research Associates) in my global ecology lab at Flinders University in Adelaide (Flinders Modelling Node). One of these positions is a little different, and represents something of an experiment. The Research Associate in Palaeo-Vegetation Modelling is being restricted to women candidates; in other words, we’re only accepting applications from women for this one. In a quest to improve the gender balance in my lab and in universities in general, this is a step in the right direction. The project itself is not overly prescribed, but we would like something along the following lines of inquiry: Quantifying the impact of climate- and human-driven landscape change on megafauna extinction in Australia. The project aims to integrate explicitly the interactions between vegetation dynamics (grazing, climate change) and the effects of fire (natural or human-driven) on environmental change to investigate how first human occurrence, fire frequency, grazing, and climate change interplay until they have driven species extinction events. The second position — Research Associate in Palaeo-Ecological Network Modelling — is open to everyone, and is in the general area of ecological network modelling: The incumbent will construct networks for Australian palaeo-communities to test for cascading extinctions and ecosystem stability by stochastic virtual ‘removal’ experiments. Rapid and widespread extinction of megafauna species across the globe occurred throughout the Late Quaternary and into the Holocene (~ 50,000 to 5,000 years ago). Both human-driven and climate-influenced models have been proposed to explain these massive waves of extinction, but their outcomes have largely ignored complex ecological relationships to date. Genetic data, fossil records and archaeological archives are the primary source of information for understanding the ecology of long-extinct communities, but these datasets are mostly incomplete so that we can never expect to construct complex ecological networks. However, we can build proxy networks based on analogue (modern days) systems and ecologically realistic assumptions validated from present-day ecosystems. You can apply by following this link (Position 17115 and 17116): Closing Date: 18-AUG-2017. Posted: 7/28/17.

Ecological Modeler: Post-Doctoral Position. The Wildland Fire Science Program of Tall Timbers Research Station (Tallahassee, Florida) in cooperation with the USDA Forest Service, Forestry Sciences Laboratory, Center for Forest Disturbance Science (Athens, GA) is seeking an ecological modeler for a one year position that can be extended up to an additional 1.5 years (2.5 years total) contingent upon on applicant’s performance and continued funding. The purpose of the project is to model forest landscape dynamics using various modeling techniques, field data, and remote sensing instrumentation. Application reviews will begin Aug. 15, 2017. Details on this position, including how to apply. Posted: 8/7/17.

Ecological Modeling: The Brosi Lab at Emory University is seeking a post-doctoral research fellow focused on ecological modeling. Specific topics include biodiversity-ecological functioning relationships and network structure - function - stability relationships. Much of our lab's work focuses on mutualisms and especially pollination, and we intend for this modeling work to include those systems and well as extensions to other systems. While the focus is on modeling, there is a possibility to conduct field work at the Rocky Mountain Biological Laboratory (summer 2018) and / or conduct controlled multi-species resource-based experiments with bees in the lab. There will also be opportunities to interact with collaborators, on both the theoretical and empirical side, from a range of institutions. The post-doc will initially be physically located at Stanford University, where the PI (Berry Brosi) will be on sabbatical in Fall 2017 (preference to begin 1 September). The position will then transition to Emory University in January 2018. For candidates with a strong record of independent work, there may be the possibility to work remotely, particularly after at least some time in residence. The position has an initial duration of one year with the possibility of extending to a second year. The salary for the position is $48k. REQUIREMENTS: - Ph.D. in ecology or a Ph.D. in an allied field (e.g. applied mathematics) - strong experience and skills in ecological modeling - strong publication track record - strong quantitative and programming skills - excellent writing skills - able to work collaboratively in a positive and productive team setting PREFERRED SKILLS: - experience with network modeling, preferably in a population-dynamic framework - experience with dynamical systems theory, including Lyapunov stabilty - use of R for programming is preferred, though other languages may be used - interest in and experience with grant writing To apply, please submit a cover letter, CV, and 1-3 representative publications to (please do not email these materials). Get in touch with PI Berry Brosi, bbrosi [at] emory (dot) edu if you have any questions regarding the position. While the deadline of the position is set to mid-August, please apply by 15 July 2017 for full consideration. Posted: 6/28/17.

Temperature and Microbial Community Stability: Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research – UFZ offers the following position: Postdoctoral fellowship (limited to 2 years, 100 percent of a full -time employment) “Testing the influence of temperature on community stability and co-existence: a theoretical and microbial model systems approach” Background: Researchers often predict species abundances based on species traits and their associations with environmental conditions. However, in addition to reacting to their environments species also interact with each other. Theory suggests that striking shifts in community composition could arise if environments additionally alter the nature of species interactions (e.g. climate warming alters the outcome of predation or competition), and thus their abundances. Experiments taking into account presence of predators with different prey ranges are thus needed to understand the relative importance of ecological and evolutionary processes. Using theoretical and laboratory microbial model systems, the postdoctoral researcher will test how temperature-driven effects on microbial species traits and species interactions influence community stability and coexistence. To examine mechanisms underlying changes in the outcome of microbial interactions, the researcher will measure phenotypic, physiological, genomic parameters as well as co-evolutionary dynamics of each population, which in a second step will inform a mathematical model. This research forms the foundation for a collaborative microcosm research platform aimed at testing ecological mechanisms underlying species coexistence and stability in the face of global change. Topic/job description: -Assemble simplified microbial model communities consisting of different trophic levels -Describe organisms, interactions and co-evolutionary dynamics under varying temperature conditions with phenotypic, physiological and genomic approaches -Use ecological modeling to predict the outcome of changing environmental context -Publish results in peer-reviewed journals, present results at conferences and meetings -Transfer knowledge to technical staff or students. Requirements: -A PhD degree in microbiology, ecology or related disciplines at the start of the contract -Demonstrated expertise in the area of research -Excellent skills in running lab experiments, microbiological methods, community ecology and statistical tools -Solid knowledge in ecological modeling and molecular biological tools; bioinformatics skills are a plus -Experience in one or more programming languages such as R, Python, Matlab, Julia or C/C++ -Capability to collaborate effectively within a multidisciplinary team of UFZ and iDiv researchers -Very good written and oral communications skills in English -Proven track record of publishing research. We offer you a two -year postdoc position at the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research - UFZ, which provides excellent facilities and an interdisciplinary work environment. The project is supervised by Dr. Antonis Chatzinotas (Leader of Microbial Systems Ecology group; Department of Environmental Microbiology) and is strongly linked to the German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research –iDiv. Applications are accepted until 01 September 2017. Applicants must hold their doctoral degree at the start of the contract (January 2018). Applications should include: -Cover letter (in English) describing motivation, research interests & relevant experience -Complete curriculum vitae including list of publications, grants and honors -Contact information of former professor(s)/ supervisor(s) who know the applicant -Copy of Master’s and Bachelor’s degree, and Doctoral certificate (if already awarded). Applications are only accepted via Selected candidates will be invited to an interview between 23-27 October, 2017. For queries on the application process, please contact; for research project questions, contact Dr. Antonis Chatzinotas We will also be available to discuss the position in person at ESA in Portland, USA. Please contact Jes Hines Posted: 8/7/17.

Microbial Community Ecology: Two postdoctoral fellow positions are available in the Fukami Lab at Stanford University. The successful candidates will use nectar-inhabiting bacteria and yeasts to ask broad questions about ecological and evolutionary community assembly. There will be opportunities to develop independent and collaborative research. Expertise in one or more of the following and related fields is desirable: chemical ecology, pollination biology, and microbial ecology, genomics, and metagenomics. Appointment will initially be for one year and annually renewable for up to three additional years. Start date is preferably October 2017, but flexible. To apply, please e-mail a single PDF including a cover letter, a CV, and the names and contact information of three references to Tadashi Fukami (, with the subject line as "Nectar microbe postdoc (your name)". Review of applications will begin on August 5, 2017 and continue until suitable candidates are identified. Informal inquiries prior to application are welcome. Fukami will attend the Ecological Society of America meeting in Portland, Oregon, on August 7-11, 2017, and are available for informal individual meetings during the conference. Posted: 7/24/17.

Modeling Microbial Processes Under Environmental Change: One full-time postdoctoral position and one graduate student position are available at the University of California Irvine in Dr. Steven Allison’s research group. Successful candidates should have interests in microbial processes, soil carbon cycling, and/or ecosystem ecology and experience in mathematical, computational, or data sciences. A record of publication in peer-reviewed journals is strongly recommended for postdoctoral candidates and encouraged for graduate student applicants. Positions are funded by the Department of Energy, National Science Foundation, and European Research Council. Potential projects include: · Trait-based modeling of microbial communities and functioning under drought conditions · Modeling of greenhouse gas fluxes in Australian tropical forests · Development and parameterization of microbial-ecosystem models · Model-data integration with soil priming effects. Interested candidates should email a CV and cover letter to as soon as convenient. In addition, postdoctoral candidates should apply at Prospective graduate students should apply through relevant graduate programs in biological sciences, physical sciences, or gateway programs. Note that graduate application deadlines are often December 1. Postdoctoral candidates are encouraged to apply by August 1, 2017. Posted: 5/31/17.

Ecology & Omics of Fungal Endophytes: University of Texas at Austin. The Hawkes lab is hiring a postdoc to work on a USDA-funded project studying how fungal endophytes control plant drought responses in switchgrass, sorghum, and maize. The goal of the project is to develop a mechanistic framework for predicting fungal effects on plants at scale. Candidates should have experience in fungal genomics, transcriptomics, and metabolomics, as well as related skills in bioinformatics and phylogenetics. If you're interested and attending ESA, please email me to meet up - Christine V. Hawkes ( For more info, see the link above. Posted: 8/8/17.

Functional Genomics of Disease and Pesticide Susceptibility in Bumble Bees: Postdoctoral Position, Salary $43-47k per yr. Applications are invited to join the Cameron Lab in the Department of Entomology at the University of Illinois. Research will focus on experimental studies of the functional genomics and ecological effects on bumble bee health of the fungal pathogen Nosema bombi, and its interactive effects with neonicotinoid pesticides. We are looking for expertise in the laboratory production and bioinformatic analysis of gene expression data (RNAseq, qPCR, etc.). The collaborative research team includes Dr. Ben Sadd, Illinois State University, and James Strange, Utah State USDA Bee Biology Lab. The research includes a series of lab experiments on both declining and stable populations of bumble bees, with the broad goal of understanding causal factors of decline in U.S. bumble bee populations. We will examine how bumble bee species vary in susceptibility to pathogens and pesticides, investigating how these stresses can interact to the detriment of bee viability. An integration of colony-level, whole-organism, cellular, and transcriptomic approaches will address how susceptibility is linked to decline status. The postdoc will play a key role in setting up and analyzing RNAseq data, with an ultimate goal to identify expression and genetic diversity associated with infection and pesticide susceptibility. Major responsibilities will be to interact with the research collaborators to participate in experiments and develop the transcriptome datasets. A strong bioinformatics or statistical genetics/population genetics background with a PhD degree in the relevant areas is required. Communication skills are essential; programming and analytical skills are desirable. To apply, please submit your CV and a Statement of your interest in the position, including discussion of how your skills are concordant with the project's research needs, along with names and contact information including email addresses for three professional references. For informal inquiries please contact Sydney Cameron ( Posted: 8/8/17.

Functional Genomics of Dutch Elm Disease: Applications are invited for a postdoctoral position in Louis Bernier’s group at Université Laval in Quebec City (QC, Canada) to work on the functional genomics of the Dutch elm disease fungus Ophiostoma novo-ulmi. The successful candidate will be part of the multidisciplinary Genome Canada-funded BioSAFE project on genomic biosurveillance of alien pathogens and pests. The candidate will participate in the development of an efficient procedure for gene deletion in O. novo-ulmi and in the design and analysis of RNASeq assays of elm-pathogen interactions. Successful applicants should have a PhD degree in biological sciences and extensive experience in molecular biology and functional genomics. Knowledge in phytopathology and plant-microbe interactions is desired. Candidates should have a record of publications in peer-reviewed scientific journals and be able to communicate and write in English. Fluency in French would be an asset as Quebec City is predominantly French speaking. Salary: CDN$37k per year (including benefits). Duration: 2 years (starting no later than 1 November 2017). Applicants should forward their CV, a cover letter and the names and contact information of three references, no later than 21 August 2017, to: Professor Louis Bernier ( Posted: 8/7/17.

Plant Disease Ecology: The Flory Lab at the University of Florida (UF) is recruiting a postdoctoral research associate for a project that seeks to improve understanding of how pathogen emergence and accumulation is affected by, and in turn affects, interactions among invasive and native plant species. The collaborative project is funded by the NSF/USDA/NIH Ecology and Evolution of Infectious Disease program. Our focus is on the widespread invader Microstegium vimineum, co-occurring native grasses, and their associated pathogens in eastern US forests. We have published on emerging pathogens and their potential ecological consequences for the invader (e.g., Stricker et al, 2016, Ecology Letters; Flory and Clay, 2013, Journal of Ecology, Flory et al, 2011, Ecosphere) and now seek to determine the long-term outcomes for invaded plant communities. The postdoc will work closely with Luke Flory (UF Agronomy), Erica Goss and Phil Harmon (UF Plant Pathology), Bob Holt (UF Biology), and Keith Clay (Indiana University). A Ph.D. in ecology, environmental science, plant pathology, or a closely related field is required. Ideal candidates will have broad field ecology experience and peer-reviewed publications, and will be familiar with plant disease ecology, but we encourage all interested candidates with some field ecology experience to apply. The successful candidate will have excellent demonstrated writing, presentation, and statistical analysis skills, and have experience managing large field projects. The postdoctoral researcher will be integrally involved in the design and implementation of field and greenhouse experiments, data analysis, manuscript preparation, and presentations at conferences. This postdoc position is available as soon as September 1, 2017 but start date is flexible. Renewable annually for up to three years. Salary is $48k plus benefits. For full consideration please submit application materials by August 15, 2017. Applications will be reviewed as they are received. Send CV, a brief statement of interest, copies of relevant publications, and names of three references in a single PDF file to: S. Luke Flory (, 352-231-2376). Candidates attending ESA in Portland should contact Luke to set up a time to meet and discuss this postdoc opportunity. Posted: 7/25/17.

Theoretical/Quantitative Disease Ecology: A postdoctoral position is available in the Turner Lab in the Department of Biological Sciences, University at Albany, State University of New York. Funding is available for one year (renewable), to study the ecology and evolution of infectious diseases, focused on environmentally-transmitted pathogens. The successful candidate will integrate statistical and theoretical modeling techniques to generate hypotheses and test ecological theory. Potential research areas include disease transmission, pathogen virulence-persistence trade-offs, and host-pathogen coevolution for environmentally-transmitted diseases. Duties will include conducting research; writing publications, grant proposals and reports; providing technical assistance to the PI and graduate students; assisting the PI in management of the lab; maintaining communication with the PI and collaborators; opportunity for international travel to meet with collaborators and collect data; opportunity to design/conduct experiments to parameterize models in a wildlife anthrax disease system in Namibia. Career development will be emphasized. Start date is September 1st, 2017 (negotiable). Questions can be directed to Dr. Wendy Turner ( Qualifications: Ph.D. degree or equivalent in ecology and evolutionary biology or in a related field; strong interest in disease ecology; quantitative skills to confront models with data (programing, statistical modeling, and/or theoretical modeling); excellent oral/written communication; leadership, organizational, and interpersonal skills; an ability to work with colleagues of diverse cultural backgrounds. Apply online. Closes: July 13, 2017. Posted: 6/22/17.

Community Phylogenomics of Ants in Madagascar: The three-year NSF-funded (DEB-1655076) Postdoctoral Fellow will investigate community structure and diversity patterns, as well as potential drivers of community assembly and species endemism, in ants in Madagascar. The postdoc will assemble a phylogenomic dataset of ultraconserved elements (UCEs) for 1300 species of Malagasy ants and combine this data with over 100,000 curated specimen records with climatic niche data to model species distributions for all Malagasy ants. The postdoc will lead analyses to characterize the phylogenetic patterns of ant community structure and diversity in Madagascar based on these phylogenomic and community datasets. This a collaborative project between Brian Fisher, California Academy of Sciences, and Bonnie Blaimer at North Carolina State University in Raleigh, NC [previously Smithsonian]. This study bridges genomic techniques with ant biogeography and ecology across multiple scales, from local communities to the whole Malagasy region. See the full job ad for details and to apply. Questions: Contact Brian L. Fisher ( or Bonnie Blaimer ( Posted: 6/28/17.

Quantitative Amphibian Ecology: During the late 1980’s scientists recognized that amphibian populations were declining globally (Wake 1991). These declines have continued and amphibian extinction rates have been elevated (Stuart et al. 2004, Wake 2012). In response to this crisis, USGS developed an Amphibian Research and Monitoring Initiative (ARMI) in order to obtain inferences about North American amphibian populations. The ARMI program has led to much useful research, and inferences include reduced occupancies of N. American habitats over the last decade. The success of the ARMI program has resulted from collaboration between field scientists and statistical ecologists. We seek a postdoctoral researcher who will engage in research that will support the ARMI program. The research will include developing new statistical methodology, as well as tailoring existing methods to specific ARMI uses. This includes assistance with nonstandard statistical problems that arise during their analyses. In addition, we will suggest 1-2 research topics that focus on statistical and applied ecological issues in amphibian population dynamics and ecology, depending on the interests of the postdoc, which may include developing goodness of fit tests for occupancy models, methods to improve estimation of demographic rates from combined data models, improving estimation of community dynamics, and improving models for use in resource management decisions. The work will be conducted in collaboration with the leadership of the USGS ARMI program (current head is Mike Adams). Drs. Evan Grant and James Nichols at Patuxent Wildlife Research Center and Dr. David Miller, Pennsylvania State University, are the primary collaborators. All USGS researchers associated with the ARMI program are potential collaborators as well. Qualifications 1. Ph.D. in quantitative ecology, wildlife ecology, or related fields. 2. Knowledge of amphibian ecology, modeling, statistics, decision analysis. 3. Excellent verbal and written communication skills to facilitate a collaborative research environment and dissemination of results in scientific outlets. The salary range is ~$50-60k depending on qualifications and other factors. This is a one-year time-limited appointment with potential for extension based on the scope of the applicant’s interests and contingent on funding. Application: Send CV with names and contact information for three potential references to Evan Grant (; subject: ARMI postdoc application). I encourage applicants to submit materials by 07 July 2017. Posted: 6/28/17.

Quantitative Conservation Ecology: Climate smart connectivity for Southern California wildlife -Biology Department, San Diego State University. We are seeking a postdoctoral researcher with expertise in species distribution modeling and familiarity with population and connectivity modeling. A PhD is required as well as strong mathematical and programming skills. The candidate must be fluent in R and GIS; familiarity with Python is preferable. The candidate should be able to work both independently and in a collaborative setting with project stakeholders at the Department of Fish and Wildlife and Climate Science Alliance – South Coast. Familiarity with the Southern California ecosystems is desirable. Start date is as soon as possible. The postdoctoral researcher will work on a project funded by California’s Wildlife Conservation Board and a State Wildlife Grant to identify and prioritize corridors to promote population resilience for five focal Southern California wildlife species under threat from climate change, land use change, and altered disturbance regimes. The project combines traditional habitat niche modeling, recent advances in connectivity modeling, and spatially-explicit demographic dynamics for populations undergoing disturbances and/or management actions. The postdoctoral researcher will be based at San Diego State University (SDSU) and will work under the direction of Rebecca Lewison (SDSU) and Megan Jennings (SDSU) and with external collaborator Erin Conlisk (Pt Blue Conservation Science). The project may require travel within California. Model development and analysis will include: 1) providing habitat suitability ensemble forecasts for five focal species, 2) using least cost path and resistance connectivity modeling to identify corridors, 3) constructing population models that incorporate (1) and (2) to explore species resilience under different corridor scenarios, and 4) using decision support tools to prioritize corridors. The researcher will be expected to prepare results for peer reviewed journals. Appointment: 75-100% time appointment for one year from start date, with the possibility for additional year(s) of funding contingent upon performance. Salary is $43k a year plus benefits. To apply: Please send your letter of interest, CV, contact information for three references and any inquiries to Megan Jennings at Please put “Quantitative Postdoc” in the email subject heading. Application review will commence on July 7, 2017. Posted: 6/28/17.

Conservation Biology and Population Genomics: The Meek Lab at Michigan State University is looking for a highly motivated postdoctoral scholar to study population and conservation genomics in fish and other species. The lab uses field studies and next-generation sequencing to address fundamental ecological questions that are directly relevant to the conservation and management of threatened species. We study biodiversity at the level of the genome, transcriptome, and epigenome. Some major questions being addressed in the lab are: 1. What is the genomic basis for thermal tolerance and local adaptation? We aim to understand if there are differences in gene expression patterns among fish from populations with different thermal histories, and if so, what are the regions of the genome associated with differences in phenotypic response to thermal stress. The information gained from this study will be invaluable for understanding the molecular basis for local adaptation and its relation to climate change resiliency planning, and in designing management actions that sustain imperiled species into the future. 2. How do human activities affect genetic diversity and local adaptation? We are interested in understanding how anthropogenic forces, such as hatchery propagation, fishery stocking, and habitat alteration, are influencing diversity patterns and fitness in the wild. This understanding will allow us to better design propagation techniques and target habitat restoration activities to protect the genetic diversity needed for populations to persist into the future. 3. What controls complex life history patterns? Salmonids are an excellent model for looking at the molecular control of life history, due to their variation in migration timing and propensity to migrate. We are integrating across genetic, transcriptomic, and epigenetic pathways in steelhead and Chinook salmon to understand the molecular basis for this life history diversity. Please look at our website to get a more complete picture of the work we do. The post-doc will have the opportunity to work on one or several of the ongoing projects in the lab, based on interest and fit. There is also potential for developing new projects, based on the candidate’s interests. We are a very interactive lab and are looking for an excellent scientist, who cares about conservation, and is a good collaborator. The Meek lab strives to be a safe space and support diversity in STEM. The initial hire is for one year with an additional year of funding contingent upon satisfactory progress. The position will be based in the Department of Integrative Biology. Start date is negotiable. *Qualifications* Applicants should have a PhD in ecology, evolution, genetics, bioinformatics, or related fields. We are looking for a creative and talented scientist with a good publication record and excellent organizational and communication skills. We are especially interested in candidates with a strong computational background and previous experience with next-generation sequencing data analysis. Experience working in the Unix environment is essential and familiarity with one or several programming languages is highly desirable. Interested candidates should apply through the full job ad. Please feel free to email ( before applying to ask questions, putting “Postdoctoral opportunity” in the subject line. Required application material: 1) Brief cover letter describing research interests and motivation 2) CV 3) Names and email addresses for 3 references 4) 2-3 published papers or manuscripts in preparation. Review of applications will begin on August 16, 2017. Posted: 8/8/17.

Biodiversity and Global Change: Several positions starting fall/winter 2017/18 are available associated with the Yale Center for Biodiversity and Global Change, Map of Life and the Jetz Lab. To apply please send, in one pdf, a short cover letter, CV and contact info for three referees to For questions or associated PhD opportunities contact The final selection process will begin on 18 Aug 2017, but applications before this date are welcome and will be reviewed as received. # Postdoc: Integrated models of biodiversity distributions and change. We are seeking a postdoc (2-3y) addressing questions and research opportunities surrounding uncertainty-assessed models of species (co-)occurrences over time. Project work would benefit from range of carefully curated biodiversity data sources and novel remotely sensed layers from associated NASA projects. Contingent on funding, the position may address specific GEO BON use cases in support of Species Populations Essential Biodiversity Variables. We are open to a candidate’s preferred taxa, regions, and questions and animal/plant and terrestrial/marine/freshwater expertise – qualifications and vision are more important than a specific system. We seek someone with as strong quantitative background and ability to traverse community- and single-species perspectives and spatial scales. # Postdoc: Mountain biodiversity change. A postdoc position (1-2y) is available to address questions surrounding spatial patterns and temporal changes in global mountain biodiversity. This position will build on the data and infrastructure collaboration of the Global Mountain Biodiversity Assessment and Map of Life. Targeted work aims to document the evidence base and causes behind geographical mountain biodiversity patterns and to integrate information about change and protection in support of Target 4 of Sustainable Development Goal 15. The successful candidate will have excellent spatial biodiversity modelling skills and statistical background, first-hand experience with observational field data collection, knowledge of global change scenarios and models, and a passion for mountain biodiversity. # Postdoc: Global macroevolution and macroecology. We are seeking a postdoc (2-3y) to work on questions of species and trait diversification and the evolution of niche-relevant traits in geographic space and across spatial scales. Focal taxa include vertebrates, but we are open to work on invertebrate or plant taxa. The candidate should have a strong background in phylogenetic comparative methods and rate-based diversification analyses and ideally prior experience in the assembly of phylogenies, geospatial analyses, and a solid natural history background. Familiarity with R, python, and bash is desirable, as are strong writing and verbal communication skills, a successful track-record of publications, and strong team-working skills. Posted: 7/28/17.

Biodiversity, Conservation & Extinction: University of Minnesota A post-doctoral position is available for research on issues related to species diversity, habitat destruction and fragmentation, extinction and/or other conservation issues. Research may be conceptual, theoretical or experimental; regional or global; and might focus on human-caused extinction risks (such as agricultural land clearing, bush-meat hunting) and their prevention; design of protected areas; causes of multispecies coexistence in foodwebs; or other diversity, extinction and conservation issues proposed by an applicant. Starting date is negotiable and may be anytime within the coming year. Work location may be either site where David Tilman is a professor (St. Paul, Minnesota; Santa Barbara, California). Position is annually renewable for up to three years. All applications submitted by July 25 2017 will be fully considered. To apply, submit a CV, a cover letter stating your research interests, and up to three reprints or manuscripts to (Job ID# 317491). Three letters of recommendation should be sent to David Tilman (; or Posted: 5/23/17, revised: 6/28/17.

Dryland Hydrology, Erosion, and Restoration: The post-doctoral research associate is responsible for overseeing erosion field measurements (wind tunnel, rain fall simulator, silt fences, passive dust traps, and others) at biological soil crust restoration experiments (Jornada Experimental Range and Hill Air Force Range) and grazing experiments (Grand Junction, CO). The person will be employed with the University of Colorado Boulder (supervised by Nichole Barger), but will work out of the Canyonlands Research Station USGS office with Mike Duniway and live in Moab, Utah. This position requires expertise in field methods, lab methods, and modelling approaches to understanding erosion processes in dryland ecosystems. The incumbent will work closely with project scientists and USGS staff in project planning, data collection and analysis, and reporting results. The incumbent will have four general classes of major duties: 1) lead field and lab data collection, 2) implement existing soil erosion models, 3) data preparation and analysis, and 4) preparation of reports & scientific papers. Field work involves heavy exertion; withstanding both extreme heat and potential hypothermia conditions; climbing; walking over rough, rocky, or uneven terrain; lifting and carrying equipment and supplies; long hours; driving a 4WD vehicle on unimproved roads. This is a 40-hour a week appointment with flexibility to allow for extensive field work periods. Salary is $49k/year. A start date of fall/early winter 2017 is preferred. Application: If you are interested, please send a CV to Nichole Barger ( and Mike Duniway ( Posted: 8/19/17, revised: 8/22/17.

Stream Hydro-Ecology: University of California, Berkeley. We are inviting applications for a postdoctoral scholar to investigate environmental controls on the abundance and survival of endangered coho salmon in the Russian River basin, California, USA. The candidate will be responsible for modeling hydro-ecological dynamics in intermittent stream systems. Primary goals will be to quantify limiting factors to fish habitat and over-summer survival and writing papers. There will be opportunities for independent lines of inquiry involving field work or retrospective data analysis. The successful candidate will work with a team of researchers, including UC faculty as well as management and conservation partners. This is a full-time appointment in the Department of Environmental Science, Policy, and Management, and will be jointly supervised by Drs. Carlson and Grantham. Full details on the position, including the submission portal, can be found here: Final review date: July 31, 2017. Posted: 7/5/17, revised: 7/17/17.

Hydrologic Modeling for Ecosystem Services: The Natural Capital Project at Stanford University seeks a creative and application-oriented hydrologist to support the assessment of hydrologic ecosystem services and targeting of land management and development choices. The focal hydrological services are water regulation (flood mitigation, baseflow regulation) and sedimentation. The postdoc will support development of a parsimonious flood risk model and application of existing watershed hydrology models in innovative ways to support two studies on the valuation and prioritization of land management activities to support ecosystem services. The position will be based in the lab of Dr Gretchen Daily (Natural Capital Project founder and faculty mentor), and will be co-supervised by project leads Dr Adrian Vogl and Dr Perrine Hamel, and Prof David Freyberg (Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering). The postdoc will: (i) develop or refine models to link land use change with flood risk and inundation change in selected case study areas, (ii) develop or refine models to link land management with sedimentation and seasonal water regulation in the Himalayas (Nepal and Pakistan), (iii) simulate different watershed management and green infrastructure solutions to estimate their likely impacts on hydrologic services, and inform optimization/prioritization of watershed investments. Start date: Sep 15, 2017 Duration: 12 months, with possibility of extension. Applications will be reviewed as they are received, and we expect to make a decision by Aug 31. For details see Posted: 7/25/17.

Ecohydrological Modelling: We are inviting applications for a postdoctoral research fellow in ecohydrological modelling. The post forms part of the project VeWa: Vegetation effects on water flow and mixing in high-latitude ecosystems", funded by the European Research Council (ERC). VeWa is an interdisciplinary project which investigates water and plant interlinkages and consequent water availability in ecosystems to understand future responses to change. We are assessing the role of plants in moderating water stress and possible climate change in low energy environments. The post is designed to conduct coupled hydrological/ecohydrological modelling. Qualifications for this position include a Ph.D. in hydrology, ecology, soil science, or a related field of environmental science. The successful candidate will be dynamic and motivated and have experience in the development and application of numerical models for various scales and environmental science contexts. The successful candidate should be experienced in combining process-based understanding with strong numerical / computational skills. Experience with programming is essential. Expertise in remote sensing & data assimilation and / or incorporation of tracers into hydrological models would be advantageous. Other advantageous background includes experience in working in interdisciplinary research projects, and working well in a team environment. Strong English language skills both in oral and written communication are also required. The post is based at the Leibniz Institute in Berlin, Germany, but involves close collaboration with international project partners (in Scotland, Canada, Sweden, US). The successful candidate will be part of an exciting international team. The Leibniz-Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries (IGB) is the largest freshwater ecology research institute in Germany. It is a member of the Forschungsverbund Berlin e.V. and the Leibniz-Association. IGB offers excellent laboratory and field facilities for interdisciplinary research, large-scale experimental facilities, and long-term research programs and data sets. Application deadline is 23/07/2017. The position has to start at the 01/10/2017 and is limited to one year. Enquiries or questions should be directed to Professor Doerthe Tetzlaff Please apply online. Posted: 6/28/17.

Patterns of Foliar Traits/Hyperspectral Remote Sensing: The Townsend Lab at the University of Wisconsin-Madison is seeking a post-doc interested in the study of patterns of foliar traits as derived from imaging spectroscopy (hyperspectral remote sensing). Over the last several years, our group has been using field data and hyperspectral imagery to map foliar biochemical/physiological traits, such as nitrogen, leaf mass per area, pigments, in a range of ecosystems for several projects. We are now interested in synthesizing some of these data from many locations to better understand generalities in the hyperspectral data as well as in ecological relationships. This work will be collaborative, and work with data from multiple sensors. The position requires strong quantitative skills (R and/or Python are our primary tools), experience with remote sensing data, and a background in ecology or environmental sciences. Studies to be synthesized include data from forests, grasslands, and agro-ecosystems in the eastern US, at NEON domains, on the Indian subcontinent, and in California as part of NASA’s HyspIRI airborne project. Responsibilities: - Collaboration with Townsend Lab team members and our collaborators to develop, validate and compare vegetation trait models from imaging spectroscopy data - Synthesis of biochemical/physiological trait maps and trait models across multiple ecosystem types - Testing new quantitative methods for mapping traits and analyzing their patterns - Analysis of ecological patterns from trait maps derived across many sites and systems - Contribute to and write papers based on the analyses. Prospective candidates should have: - A Ph.D. in-hand in geography, biology/ecology, ecosystem or environmental science, or a related discipline, - Experience with remote sensing data and its analysis, and - Strong statistical background, and preferably related experience programming in R or Python. Applicants must have excellent English writing and verbal communication skills, as well as the ability to work and lead a research team, are essential. The start date for the position is September or October, 2017, but is flexible and can be sooner. The position is available for two years, pending satisfactory performance. Further years are contingent on funding. Applications received before September 1 will be given full consideration. The position is open to both US citizen and international candidates. To apply, send the documents listed below to Dr. Phil Townsend compiled together in ONE PDF named YourSurname.pdf with “Foliar Traits Postdoc Application 2017” in the email subject line. - Letter outlining research interests, academic and professional background - Resume or CV - Copies of transcripts (unofficial copies are acceptable) - Names and contact addresses of three references Questions should be directed to Dr. Phil Townsend ( Posted: 7/25/17.

Remote Sensing of Ecosystem Services: We’re hiring a postdoc with remote sensing expertise at the University of Minnesota! - Gillian Galford, Becky Chaplin-Kramer, and Kate Brauman. This postdoc will support a series of three workshops that will bring together the earth observation and ecosystem services communities. The postdoc will provide critical intellectual input to identify linkages between Earth observation (EO) products and ecosystem service models, develop proof-of-concept products for more easily attainable integration, and facilitate collaboration and grant development for cutting-edge projects. This is a one-year position. There is the possibility for an extension of the position to execute a related project focused on grassland productivity in Mongolia. The ideal candidate has extensive experience using EO data and is well-versed in the extent of data products as well as about their limitations. The candidate must be interested in developing users for EO data and in the theoretical as well as practical challenges that non-experts face in integrating EO for applications. Interest in ecosystem services is critical; experience with specific ecosystem service assessment is beneficial not but required. The primary role of this position will be to produce two peer-reviewed papers. One will focus on concrete examples of how EO products could be used in existing ES valuation tools, providing examples and demonstrating varying levels of difficulty of this integration. A second will be more theoretical, laying out the different ways that EO could be used in ES valuation and providing a framework for development of novel ES valuation approaches designed with EO as an integral part. Both of these papers will provide guidelines to the wider community on how best to go about integrating EO into ES valuation. This postdoc will also provide meeting support, including working directly with potential participants in both the remote sensing community and the ecosystem services community. This provides an excellent opportunity to expand your network, but it does require talking to people and organizational skills. More information and application instructions at Posted: 6/7/17.

Lake Water Quality Forecasting: A new position for a postdoctoral research associate to collaborate with a vibrant, interdisciplinary research team working in freshwater science is available in the Carey Lab at Virginia Tech. This position is part of a recently-funded NSF project that will develop a water quality forecasting system for a drinking water supply reservoir and Global Lakes Ecological Observatory Network (GLEON) site. As part of the project, we are combining high-frequency sensor monitoring, modeling, ecosystem forecasting, and data-intensive analytical approaches from ecology, computer science, engineering, and social science. This project is unique because it combines theory and application: we will be developing new, generalized approaches to forecasting that will be directly applied to managing the drinking water reservoir. We are seeking a creative and quantitative Ph.D. with significant research experience in freshwater science, especially the implementation of sensor networks and modeling. The specific start date is flexible and could begin as soon as January 2018 or as late as May 2018; review of applications will be rolling with a deadline of October 1, 2017. The position is for two years, contingent upon a successful one-year review. Apply at: Posted: 8/22/17.

Global Synthesis of Large-Scale Land Acquisitions: Applications are invited for a 2-year position as a Postdoctoral Research Associate as part of a newly NASA-funded interdisciplinary project titled “The Global Land Rush: A Socio-Environmental Synthesis”. This project will conduct an integrated global synthesis of large-scale land acquisitions (LSLAs), a growing phenomenon in the global South as governments and transnational investors seek to secure access to land in developing countries to produce food, bio-fuels, and non-agricultural commodities. Consequences of LSLAs vary widely across the globe, ranging from land improvement and creation of new livelihood opportunities to land degradation and dispossession of land from local inhabitants. The project brings together researchers at the University of Maryland and University of Alabama, and offers an exciting opportunity for a rising scholar to engage in globally impactful, interdisciplinary research. Qualifications: Candidates must have a PhD in one or more disciplines associated with Land System Science (e.g., geography, natural resource economics, sociology, political ecology, remote sensing). Proficiency with the management and analysis of geospatial data in geographical information systems (e.g., ArcGIS, QGIS, etc.) and experience with acquiring, managing, and harmonizing heterogeneous data types are required. Preferred candidates will also have experience with spatio-temporal statistical analysis (e.g., spatial regression, survival analysis), synthesis methods (e.g., meta-analysis, archetype analysis, qualitative comparative analysis (QCA)), and/or familiarity with remote sensing data and time series analysis. This position is based in the Department of Geography at the University of Alabama located in Tuscaloosa, AL. This is a full-time, 12-month, fixed-term position with a start date of January 15, 2018, but that is flexible. Review of applications will begin July 1, 2017. See full details and how to apply. Please direct questions about this position to Dr. Nicholas Magliocca ( Posted: 6/7/17.

Socio-Environmental Modeling: The National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center (SESYNC) seeks two Assistant Research Scientists, one with expertise in agent based modeling, and the other with expertise in system dynamical modeling. These are two-year, research faculty positions through the University of Maryland. Effort in each will be equally divided between conducting independent synthesis research and contributing to SESYNC’s programs and activities. The incumbents will have freedom and responsibility to design and conduct their own independent research program, applying ABM or system dynamics approaches to understand aspects of sustainability and address pressing problems in socio-environmental systems. It is expected that publications in scholarly outlets will result from this research, and the incumbents may apply for grants and generate additional types of scientific products (e.g., databases, models, white papers). Half of the incumbents’ time will be dedicated to supporting and furthering SESYNC’s institutional goals. This includes activities of both an administrative nature, such as planning, organizing, leading, and managing SESYNC programs and activities, as well as more research-oriented support, such as applying and sharing scientific expertise to assist SESYNC’s scholars and teams when relevant. Qualifications: - Ph.D. in computational, natural, or social science and peer-reviewed publications in outlets relevant to scholars using ABM or system dynamics approaches, respectively; - More than two years work experience in academic, NGO, or governmental research setting; - Experience working both independently and as part of a team of researchers; - General knowledge of socio–environmental or sustainability literature & research methods; - Strong organizational skills and the ability to initiate and manage multiple and diverse projects and activities; - A professional demeanor and exceptional written and oral communication skills as well as a desire to actively engage with and serve a variety of individuals in various settings. See the full job ad for details and to apply. Deadline: Oct 2, 2017. Posted: 8/15/17.

Subarctic Data Synthesis, Water Resources: The Northern Water Futures (NWF) consortium in collaboration with the Wilfrid Laurier University -Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT) Partnership invite applications for two Post-Doctoral Fellowships in Subarctic Data Synthesis. One will be located in Waterloo, Ontario and the other in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories (NWT). For more details of the position please go to: Posted: 7/25/17.

Sustainable Fisheries & Coastal Resilience: The Department of Environmental Conservation at the University of Massachusetts Amherst seeks talented applicants for a permanent 12-month, non-tenure-track appointment as Extension Assistant Professor in Sustainable Fisheries & Coastal Resilience. This faculty will be based at the UMass Gloucester Marine Station in close proximity to North Shore communities and State, Federal and non-governmental collaborators. Earliest appointment date is October 2, 2017. Review of applications will begin August 28, 2017. Candidates should have a Masters degree with a minimum of 10 years of relevant professional experience or a Ph.D. degree in coastal environmental management, fisheries or marine sciences, or closely related field. Candidates should understand the critical link between applied research and extension in fulfilling the mission of a land grant institution. The candidate is expected to develop and lead outreach and extension programming in the broad fields of community resilience, and adaptation-related actions to mitigate impacts of changing fisheries and/or natural hazards in coastal Massachusetts communities. Examples of relevant foci include, but are not limited to: (1) development of sustainable harvesting practices for commercial fisheries stocks, (2) integration of new fisheries products into the supply chain, (3) socioeconomic impacts of a changing environment, (4) coastal conservation and habitat restoration, (5) adaptation to sea-level change and other climate-related impacts, (6) community engagement in emerging coastal issues, such as wind energy, and (7) improving the integration of marine science into K-12 classrooms through development of curricula incorporating research and modern technologies. For more details and to apply, see the full job ad. Posted: 7/28/17.

Sustainable Governance of Transboundary Environmental Commons: As part of a major research project entitled Sustainable Governance of Transboundary Environmental Commons in Southeast Asia and funded by the Social Sciences Research Council (SSRC), the Department of Geography and Asia Research Institute (ARI), National University of Singapore (NUS), invite applications for the following research positions: 1) Senior Research Fellow - for two years in the first instance, extendable by up to an additional two years. 2) Two Postdoctoral Research Fellows - both for two years in the first instance, extendable by up to an additional two years. 3) Two PhD research scholarships - both fully funded for four years. More details about the positions, including deadlines for applications, the application procedure and expected start dates for successful applicants. Deadline: 1 August 2017. Posted: 5/9/17.

STEM Education Research: Three Post-Doctoral Research Associates The Automated Analysis of Constructed Response (AACR) Research Group in the CREATE4STEM Institute at Michigan State University will be seeking candidates to fill three one-year, 12 month (with possible additional years) Research Associate positions for research on assessment of STEM learning. We are an interdisciplinary team of Discipline-Based Education Researchers (DBER) from Biology, Genetics, Chemistry, Engineering, Education, and Statistics who are investigating computerized analysis of students’ writing in Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) courses to model students’ thinking. We are expanding our NSF-funded project to develop resources for analyzing undergraduate learning in the field of physiology. The selected Research Associate will participate in NSF-funded research projects in collaboration with MSU faculty in the Colleges of Education, Natural Science, and Engineering and will provide liaison to our partner institutions. Our research group has a strong post-doc researcher mentoring program and an excellent placement record of our researchers. Applicants should have completed a doctoral degree in the life sciences or STEM education with experience in discipline-based education research (DBER) in biology. You should have a strong commitment to undergraduate STEM education and interest in working with a leading group of interdisciplinary STEM education researchers. Successful candidates will have a mix of some set of the following skills, which will enable the Research Associates to make unique contributions to the project team: - disciplinary expertise in physiology - disciplinary expertise in biology - STEM education research - assessment of learning - learning progressions - qualitative research methods - statistical analysis - machine learning - publishing and presenting research findings - database development - web site development - mentoring of undergraduate researchers. Excellent communication and organizational skills are required. You will be expected to participate in the mentoring of graduate and undergraduate research assistants. A complete application package will consist of a cover letter, CV, copy of transcripts, two samples of scholarly writing and names and email addresses of three references. The review of application materials will continue until the positions are filled. At SABER, talk with Kevin Haudek ( or Mark Urban-Lurain ( about your interest or possible candidates. To apply, go to: and search for AACR or position 451270 or 438349 Applicants for either posting will be considered for all three positions. Posted: 7/25/17.

Biology Education Research: The Hoskinson Lab in the Department of Biology & Microbiology at South Dakota State University invites applications for a postdoctoral research associate in biology education research. Our research group works at the intersection of higher-education biology, cognitive psychology, and computer modeling. We focus on 1) how undergraduates develop expertise in biological concepts, and 2) how practices such as modeling and argumentation facilitate students’ conceptual mastery. With a team of colleagues, the postdoc will develop and deliver student-centered, practice- and concept-driven curriculum in large-enrollment introductory college biology courses. In addition, the successful candidate will work on a project probing how undergraduates build and use scientific models. The position is approximately 50% teaching, 50% research. Required Qualifications: An earned Ph.D. in any discipline of biology by the anticipated start date of August 1, 2017, and a strong interest in developing excellence in biology teaching and research. Preferred: Some formal teaching experience is strongly preferred. Experience developing curriculum units, and qualitative and quantitative data analysis skills are helpful but not required. Candidates should consistently demonstrate creativity, initiative, and curiosity. This position is a 12-month, full-time, salaried, and benefited position at SDSU in Brookings SD. The initial appointment is for one year with the possibility of renewal for an additional one year. Review of applications will begin immediately. All complete applications submitted by Thursday, June 1, 2017 will receive full consideration. Anticipated start date is August 1, 2017. Still have questions? Please reach out to Dr. Anne-Marie Hoskinson, PI and Assistant Professor, Department of Biology & Microbiology, South Dakota State University, 605-688-6518, To apply for the Postdoctoral Fellowship, please send a single application file (PDF) consisting of the following to 1) a letter of interest in the position, including your career plans and goals, no longer than 2 pages, 2) a current curriculum vitae, 3) statement of teaching philosophy, no longer than 2 pages, and 4) a statement of current and potential future research plans and goals, no longer than 2 pages. Please name the PDF file with the applicant’s last name followed by “Postdoc App”, e.g. “Smith Postdoc App.PDF.” Applicants should arrange to have three letters of recommendation sent confidentially to the same email address. Equal Opportunity & Affirmative Action. Posted: 5/9/17.

Ecology and the Environment (teaching): The Evolution, Ecology and Behavior program at the University at Buffalo invites applications for a Clinical Assistant Professor. The instructor who will take primary responsibility for teaching an undergraduate ecology course, an undergraduate laboratory course in ecological research methods and specialized courses in the areas of ecology and the environment. The instructor will also assist in the advisement of undergraduate students interested in degrees in the broad areas of ecology and environmental sciences and undertake additional responsibilities in support of the degree programs in Evolution, Ecology & Behavior; Environmental Geosciences; and Environmental Studies. The initial 10 month appointment begins on August 24, 2017, and is renewable for two additional years. Apply at Posted: 6/7/17.

Lecturers in Ecology: The Odum School of Ecology at the University of Georgia invites applications for a full-time Lecturer (non-tenure track) to contribute to instructional offerings in our B.S. and A.B. undergraduate degree programs in ecology and to provide support for administering these programs. We seek candidates who are passionate about quality undergraduate education and who can contribute to advising and mentoring of students interested in either traditional ecological science careers (through the B.S. degree), or in careers focused on translation of ecological science into policy, management, and other applications (via the A.B. degree). Applicants must show evidence of excellence in teaching, an ability to collaboratively support a growing undergraduate academic program, and excellent organizational skills. To apply, candidates must have a PhD or terminal degree in ecology or a related field, such as sustainability, conservation biology or environmental policy. This posting is for a 9-month academic position with 1-month of summer support provided (i.e., 10 months of salary) with responsibility for teaching 4 courses per year, including an introductory course in either ecology or environmental science, a service-learning course focused on environmental management or policy, a course in science communication, and other courses to be developed based on the expertise of the successful candidate. This position will contribute to administrative duties including advisement of undergraduate students for registration, facilitating undergraduate program assessment, coordinating undergraduate internships, publicizing the degree programs, updating website materials, and participation in orientation and commencement activities. Lecturers at the University of Georgia are eligible for rank promotion as per UGA guidelines. To apply, candidates should electronically submit their application at Applicants should submit, in PDF format, the following items: a) cover letter indicating career goals b) curriculum vitae c) 2-page statement of teaching philosophy and experiences regarding undergraduate instruction and mentoring d) name and contact information (address, email and phone) for three professional references who can address the candidate’s qualifications. A separate file with evidence in support of teaching excellence can also be uploaded, but should be limited to 10 pages (items included could be course syllabi, letters from students taught, peer teaching evaluations, or excerpts from student evaluations). Applications should be received by 18 Sep 2017 to ensure full consideration. Note that a second lecturer position (12-month appointment) in the Odum School of Ecology is being advertised, and applicants interested in both positions must apply separately: Questions about both positions may be directed to Search Committee Chair Dr. John Wares ( Posted: 8/8/17.

Lecturer in Applied Ecology and Resource Management: The School of Resource and Environmental Management at Simon Fraser University (Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada) seeks to fill a teaching position in Applied Ecology and Resource Management at the Lecturer rank. This is a continuing, non-research, teaching appointment beginning December 1, 2017. Applicants must have a Ph.D. (as of the application deadline) and demonstrated excellence in teaching at the undergraduate level using experiential learning techniques and innovative pedagogies. The successful applicant will develop and teach primarily undergraduate courses addressing natural resource management issues of local, national, and international significance. (1) Suitable candidates will have a strong background in applied ecology and resource management with expertise in areas such as conservation biology, forest ecology and management, landscape ecology, ecosystem-based management, wildlife ecology and management; (2) The successful candidate is expected to foster an interdisciplinary approach to teaching REM topics such as applied ecology and resource management, global change, forest resource management, system dynamics and modelling, and possibly advanced graduate courses on similar topics; (3) Preference will be given to applicants with experience in advanced quantitative methods. Applicants should send a Curriculum Vitae, sample course syllabi, a brief (2 page) teaching philosophy, prior (official) student course evaluations (if available) and the names of three referees. Reference letters will only be requested from short-listed candidates. Applications must be received no later than July 31, 2017. Please submit your application in a single PDF formatted document to: Dr. Sean Cox, Director, School of Resource and Environmental Management, Simon Fraser University, Room 8405 TASC 1 Bldg., 8888 University Dr., Burnaby, B.C., CANADA V5A 1S6. TEL: 778-782-3074; FAX: 778-782-4968; E-mail: Posted: 5/23/17.

Lecturer in Environmental Science, Policy, and Management: The Department of Environmental Science, Policy, and Management at the University of California, Berkeley invites applications for a pool of part-time, non-tenure track lecturer positions (including summer sessions) to teach courses in Environmental Science and related topics. Screening of applicants begins immediately and will continue as needed. Applicants will be typically selected from this pool for one semester; some appointments will begin in the spring 2017 semester. The number of positions varies from semester to semester, depending on the needs of the Department. See this job posting online: The posting will remain open until November 30, 2017. Posted: 3/20/17.

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